Happiness is a Choice

Happiness is a Choice

happinessAre you happy or unhappy?

OK, I know that nobody is happy all the time. If we were never unhappy, we would be unable to appreciate our happiness, just like if it never rained we wouldn’t enjoy the sunshine.

But some people are unhappy most of the time: it’s as though they weren’t happy unless they were miserable! I’m sure you know some, and hope you are not one of them.

What makes people unhappy?

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Increase Website Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 5

Increase Website Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 5

In the previous post, we started looking at Social Sites/strong> as a means to increase website traffic and gain customers/strong>. Remember, in all of these traffic methods we are focusing on your blog/strong> or website as the hub that we want to drive traffic to. And remember, too, that you must have something worth people’s while to look at once they get there – valuable content/strong>.

Facebook

Facebook/strong>, although it may be the most popular, is only one of the social sites you can use. The same principles apply to many other social sites, such as: Continue reading

Increase Website Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 4

Increase Website Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 4

Here is a handy hint for you to increase website traffic/strong>:

  • Search Google/strong> for yourniche/li>
  • See who your Page 1 competitors are
  • Visit their sites and see what keywords/strong> they are using
  • Use those to develop your own targeted keywords/strong>
  • Write your posts around the keywords you selected.

For example, when I searched Google for “SEO” I found the following: seo You can ignore the first three and the column on the right, since those are all paid ads. The next three are Wikipedia, SearchEngineLand and Moz – you should certainly be able to get the best keywords for SEO from those three! Continue reading

Increase Website Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 3

Increase Website Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 3

In the first two articles in this series we covered the following topics:

In this article, we will discuss On Page SEO/strong>. searching Continue reading

Increase Web Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 2

Increase Web Traffic and Gain Customers – Part 2

In the previous article (Increase Web Traffic/strong> and Gain Customers) we discussed why traffic is essential to yourinternet marketingstrategy. We also explained the need for targeted traffic and described other key components oftraffic generation In this article, we’ll introduce principles of SEO.

moneyKey Points from Previous Article:

  • .Targeted Traffic
  • Multiple Sources/li>
  • .Consistency
  • .Content is Key
  • .Track Visitors – Google Analytics and tracking IDs
  • .Webalizer
  • .AWStats

How to Increase Traffic

If you have looked at how to increase traffic/strong>, you are probably familiar with the term SEO (Search Engine Optimization). But how do you implement effective SEO? Most of us write an article and then think about how to encourage the search engines to find it – would it surprise you to learn that is the wrong way to go about it? Continue reading

Increase Web Traffic and Gain Customers

Increase Web Traffic and Gain Customers

Why Increase Web Traffic?

The title says it all – increase web trafficandgain customers/strong>. If you have a web site and nobody looks at it, you’re just wasting your money. Unless you can increase your traffic, your web site is of no value.

Traffic is the essential toyour success whether you choose to use a conventional web site or social media/strong>, such as a Facebook page/strong>.

Targeted Traffic

Targeted Traffic

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Robin Williams and You

Robin Williams and You

RobinWilliams

I’m sure, like me, you were saddened to read of Robin Williams/strong>‘ demise this week. He brought so much to so many during his life, and will be sorely missed. You might choose to read Kim Castleberry/strong>‘s post about this tragedy here: meanwhile, here is a short ( 1 minute) tribute to his life -

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Do You Like Contests?

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Rusty andTrent Willmon Ken Williams, Lizzie May Hager, Billie and me

Do You Like Contests?

Last weekend I joined in a a contest to set a new record for the world’s biggest float trip. We drove up to New Braunfels, TX, and joined Billie’s sons and theirpartnersto participate in aneventorganized by Roger Creager/strong>. Apparently, the record was held by Minnesota with 251 tubes tied together for five minutes: We planned to bring it to Texas. Continue reading

Dangers of Poor Communication

Dangers of Poor Communicationcommunication

How well do you communicate/strong>?

I just got back from a trip overseas that brought home to me how poor communication/strong> can lead to unexpected challenges/strong>.

A few weeks ago I was offered a brief consulting assignment in the Middle East. Well, apart from a short visit to Beirut many years ago, I have never spent time in the Middle East. So, naturally, I was eager to enjoy the experience.

The interesting part, though, is a takeaway I brought back on communicationproblems/strong>. I have always believed myself to be a pretty good communicator: generally people understand what I’m saying, even though they might not agree with me. But then, I’m mostly dealing with people whose first language is English. Continue reading