Thu 24 Jan 2013
Sun 15 May 2011
First off I had to find the meaning of a back-link which I did at http://www.backlinksaddurl.com/ …
What is a back link? A back-link is a link on another website that leads to your own blog or website. Why is it important to get backlinks? Finding back links is important for search engine optimization, also known as, SEO.
The more links that lead to your site will equal more traffic and readers. The more quality backlinks you have, the higher your site will rank in the search engines. Also, if you want to increase traffic to your site then you will need to build backlinks. It is also important to get good, quality backlinks. Google does not raise your page rank if most of your backlinks come from spammy-type sites. The higher the rank of the site that links to you, the better “link juice” you will get. Ultimately, Google will rank your blog or website based upon how many good, quality backlinks you have that relate to your topic.
When you have a higher page rank you will rank higher in the search engines.
It is estimated that 70% of the criteria used by Google to determine what web sites rise to the top of their listings is the quantity and quality of the back links. And that makes sense. If hundreds or thousands of websites think you rate a mention, you must be doing something right.
Google relies on the voting public and rewards you by pushing your site to the top of the search results.
Back links allow your site to stay connected with other existing sites. They provide the needed traffic for your site’s popularity and ranking. Take a look at how you can create strong back links to your website that will boost your chances in the dynamic world of search engine optimization.
With link building we can get good back links to your website. How? Through book marks, directories, forums we can get good back links.
So just do link building for your website
This article about article directories and blog directories seemed pretty easy to read and very informative to assist a newbie like me with the importance of how to acquire and “how to” acquire back links to my website using blog directories. I still haven’t had time to keep up with articles in my own profession of interior design and preventative maintenance and carpentry and cabinetry, much less what I need to learn regarding this subject.
I find it all so mind boggling or should I say mind blogging!
Readers that agree with me that SEO should mean Seeking Every Opportunityand are new to this foreign language of Internet marketing, traffic, links, blogs, and time consuming research for accurate blog posts, please write me a note on my blog.
I would love to start a conversation. Maybe exchange links, who knows what may come of asking for help on this electrical universe!
Thu 9 Dec 2010
Evening Curb Appeal: Night-time Lighting to Sell Your HomeThis article was printed by one of our local realtors, Aaron Hoffman of Keller Williams Realty here in Smyrna, Ga.I have been a subscriber of his news letter for a very long time and found this article to be a great idea whether you are a buyer or a seller. Photo: © M. Eric Honeycutt – iStockphoto
Aaron Hofmann – (770) 874-6383
The H2 Realty Group News – December 2010
Mon 22 Nov 2010
While on my continued search for understanding SEO and weeding out the unnecessary noise, I came across http://fiverrway.com/700000-free-backlinks/ an interesting site that actually offers back links. Now, I am not sure this is a scam or not. I am so new to all of this and barely crawling I may be getting into something I shouldn’t.
Anyway, I still would appreciate any advice on the best way to begin to really understand this new way of communicating. Actually, it isn’t a new way at all is it. For hundreds, even thousands of years humans have used the written word to communicate. I think I just have difficulty hearing myself in my head and making it come out correctly, with good grammer and writing technique. I see so many poorly written, twitter slang’n words out there that I cannot figure it out. Maybe we baby boomers need our own short cuts, emoticons and slang that only we understand. Remember those days when we had our coded vocabulary like pig latin a backwards speak to keep the adults from knowing what we were saying to each other. Well, itway isway ikelay atthay, eway oomersbay eednay ourway ownway
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SEO, the little term that is the Power House of websites
S earching E very O pportunity
Sun 21 Nov 2010
I was searching for more SEO information today and stumbled upon this very comprehensive interiors site called remodelingmyspace.com
Take a look and see if you agree, let me know what you think.
I am also looking for more information on incoming links and how to get these to my blog, any one, you experts out there, please share your knowledge and tips to achieve incoming links.
Oh, and before I forget, Happy Holidays to everyone. We are Florida bound… from dawn to dusk.
Wed 27 Oct 2010
This came to me from my CPA today and I felt it important enough to not speed read through as I do most email warnings. I trust my CPA of more than 20 years for warning about this one. Patricia Scott
New ‘IRS’ Phishing Scam: A Criminal Gang Is In Your Mailbox
By Jane Bryant Quinn | Oct 20, 2010 |
If an IRS warning suddenly pops up in your email, do not — repeat, not — click on the link. Trust me, the government isn’t reaching out to help you. You’re being phished, and not by a garden-variety spammer. You’re hearing from Avalanche, the largest and one of the most sophisticated criminal gangs on the Web.
I got a string of those “urgent” IRS messages this week, claiming that I’d made a paperwork mistake when I paid my tax. The headings read, “LAST NOTICE: We decline your Federal tax payment,” followed by an ID number. Or, “LAST NOTICE: The Identification Number used in the company identification field is not valid.”
The first message gave me pause. Who among us doesn’t hate to hear from the Internal Revenue Service? The email appeared to come from the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (ETFPS), which is the website you use when paying your income taxes online. I thought for a couple of seconds. Could I have made a tax mistake?
Then good sense took over. The IRS does not get in touch with taxpayers by email. It sends you one of those mean-looking envelopes with a lot of black type in the upper left-hand corner. I wriggled off the phish-hook and hit Delete.
To anyone caught by this scam, the news is bad. International e-crooks have stepped up their game, says Greg Aaron, director of domain security at Aflias, an internet infrastructure company. You’re at even greater risk than you thought.
A traditional phisher wants personal financial information. You might be told that a Federal Express package was misdirected or that there’s a question about your bank account. If you click, you’re sent to a second screen where you’re asked to “update” or “validate” your current data — your credit card number, Social Security number, or the number and password of your bank account. The second half of 2009 saw a record number of unique phishing attacks, reports Aaron, co-author of the Global Phishing Survey sponsored by the internet industry’s Anti-Phishing Working Group. By now all but the most careless of consumers have caught on and refuse to play.
Hence, the change in tactics. In place of traditional phishing, Avalanche and its copycats have seized on a dangerous piece of malware known as the Zeus banking Trojan. If you click on the link provided by the LAST NOTICE IRS email, you might be taken only to an innocuous information page. You’d read, delete, and move on to something else. During those few moments, however, the malware will zap itself into your machine.
You won’t even know that you’re harboring Zeus. But — like the Dementors in the Harry Potter stories — it’s sucking out your computer’s soul. It grabs the user names and passwords to the bank and mutual fund accounts that you manage online, and logs in to drain them dry. It sweeps up your address book, to spread itself to the computers of your contacts and friends. If you happen to be online with your bank when Zeus pops in, it will show you the real numbers while, in the background, it’s pulling money out.
If Zeus gets lucky, it finds computers with links to the accounts of small businesses, school districts, municipalities, colleges, or other institutions and drains them, too. Avalanche is also creating shortened links, to scam you through Twitter, too.
Zeus has been around for a while, Aaron says. The basic package — bought from criminal sites online — costs a few thousand dollars, plus extra for add-ons. What’s new is that Avalanche industrialized it, making it easy and fast to launch thousands of attacks, virtually all at once. The LAST NOTICE scam is the least of it.
The Anti-Phishing group has a single message for you. Don’t let your fingers fly over your email messages. Stop and think before you connect to any link. For example: Don’t open any business email that you’re not expecting. If you have a question, call or email the business yourself. Don’t call the number that the questionable email shows, it might misdirect you to the scammer’s line. If you email the business, check the address and type it into the URL line yourself, don’t copy-and-paste the address that the questionable notice shows.
Zeus gets into Twitter, too — The group offers many more tips.
Tue 31 Aug 2010
Sat 28 Aug 2010
The client called for a color consultation initially, after a successful color selection she asked for window treatments for the house.
I had just come from the International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta, Ga and came up with some interesting treatments such as the Tableux faux iron screens in the clerestory windows which adds interest and covers up the unattractive vinyl white trim in the small windows.
The job was started in June and completed in August and looks spectacular. I will load the final installation of the living room when I get the photos downloaded.
Sat 28 Aug 2010
Mon 14 Jun 2010
Here are some interesting window treatments I recently viewed at the International Window Expo in Atlanta, Ga. DETAIL makes all the difference between a nice window treatment and a GREAT, WOW ! WOW! WOW! window treatment. Notice all the little details and great hardware from Amore’ Hardware I found.