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How to Prevent Getting Ripped Off by SEO / Marketing “Experts”

No matter what any so-called “expert” tells you, having someone outside of your company manage your “Internet Marketing” (man I hate those words put together) or manage your website’s SEO without you being directly involved, is throwing away your money. With every “Great SEO Strategy” there is Google is working hard to filter it out… Read full article

Search Engine Optimization – Assumption is the Mother of All F*ck Ups

Sorry for the potty mouth, but I just love that line from Under Seige 2 (below) And the same goes for SEO! The takeaway: Don’t assume you know how your customers are searching for you. This is very important piece of the SEO puzzle that many people miss. The great news for you is that… Read full article

The Importance of Local Business Listings Online

Great article from By Melih Oztalay at CRM regarding Local businesses using Local Business Listings Online… Something about which we’ve been harping on our local merchants within our Local Marketplace System Local Business Listings, Consumer Reviews, and PR — Local business listings have evolved to be an excellent marketing tool for the local business and… Read full article

Cleaning your text in WordPress (part deux)

This is just a backup post to my earlier recommendation to “Clean your text” to get better search results AND keep the formatting of your pages/posts. Well the great news is that within WordPress there is a cool little button within the Visual tab named “Paste as Plain Text” It does the work for you…. Read full article

Daveworks Web Dev Official Top 10 favorite Google Apps. (some may surprise you!)

This list of some of what we here at Daveworks Web Dev think are Google’s coolest apps… some of which you may know, others you may not. (you might be surprised) GOOG-411 Free 411. Awesome… why spend $2 per request any more? Enter 800-GOOG-411 into any phone and you’re done! GoogleWave this new application is… Read full article

You want better search results? Clean Your Text!

Believe it or not, the quality of your text actually counts when it comes to Search Engine Optimization. (SEO) I’m writing about pure “text only or plain text) You may consider this subject boring or too technical, but if you’re going to spend any time blogging or selling on the web, you might as well… Read full article

What is “Fetch as Googlebot?”

What Googlebot “Sees” On Your Website Google recently released a new tool via “Google Webmaster Tools” within the “labs” section. The new tool is “Fetch as Googlebot.” Again, google has proven to ROCK as they give away these tools to us web goobs who care deeply about providing our customers with websites that deliver great/relevent… Read full article

eCommerce and SEO Tips and Tricks

So you want to make money in ecommerce!?! Can I do it? Is it too late to start? I’m not computer savvy, so it’s not possible! The answers are pretty simple: Yes, No and Not true! =) We are still in the youth stages of e-commerce. Technology is becoming easier to use, cheaper and more… Read full article