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Social Media Beginners Guide – The first services I set up for small businesses

April 9th, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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This post is a very brief and beginner focused summary of the first social media services I set up for small businesses; by the end of this post you will know which are the primary services to set up as a small business with some tips on how to best do this. Why use social […]

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How to create a Google Account

April 8th, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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This is a very quick tutorial on how to set up a new Google account, this is really easy and should take 10 minutes at the most. To be able to have access to the whole raft of services you need a Google account, services may include: Gmail, AdWords, Google Docs, Places, Analytics, Webmaster Tools […]

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Getting Google Places and Maps Reviews

April 7th, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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The purpose of this post is to briefly give you some pointers as to how to get your customers to give you good reviews on Google Maps and Places, a very effective way of improving your search engine rankings in Google. Google Maps listings are now integrated within the results from a general Google search, […]

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UK Directories for Local Business – the first I’ll register with

April 6th, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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Online Directories The following post is a very brief introduction to web directories for Small Business and which ones we recommend registering with. It has been the practice of many SEO companies over the years to register clients with sometimes thousands of web directories. This practice is now not only ineffective for your SEO efforts, but due to […]

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Three Steps to getting your business listed on DMOZ

April 3rd, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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There are a relatively small number of steps which need to be followed to submit your website for listing on DMOZ. Note these have to be done properly, for if you do not and put your business into the correct section your listing may be rejected, and you will not get a second chance to […]

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How effective is a DMOZ Directory Listing for SEO purposes?

April 2nd, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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One of the most significant keys to creating a successful search engine optimisation campaign is finding a way to ensure that Google trusts your website. There are a number of ways to try and achieve this goal but one of the most highly respected methods is ensuring that your website is listed on the DMOZ […]

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Where should small business owners ask their customers to post reviews?

April 1st, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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Online Customer Reviews Online customer reviews are a key part of a small businesses local SEO strategy; we all like to find out what others think of a product or service so Google has integrated this into their algorithm for ranking local businesses. Google takes into account customer reviews on its own Google Places platform […]

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Welcome to the Google Business Listing Dashboard – Is Google Places Dead?

March 31st, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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Google have rolled out in the UK a dashboard from which you can now manage your local listing. This update brings together the previous Google Places dashboard and Google + Local Business page, its now much more logical. Whereas confusion reigned regarding Google’s initial phasing out of Google Places and subsequent replacement with Google+ Local listings, […]

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5 Easy Steps to Being Found Locally On The Web Video

March 11th, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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These are five steps that you can do today to start you business being found online locally. The following is the recording of a seminar given by Jonathon Monk to local business owners on how to get your website found locally on Google; the steps include: Name, Address and Phone Number on your website Claim your […]

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The Keys of Effective SEO Copywriting

March 10th, 2015 - Posted by Jonathon Monk
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Effective Search Engine Optimisation copywriting to use its full name involves writing useable and engaging content. This has the dual purpose of providing the reader with accurate and useful information about a particular subject whilst also assisting to help the page achieve a higher search engine ranking. The chances are that your website may prove […]

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