Fife International Carnival in Kirkcaldy July 2015
I gave my video camera to my mum, and she was very shaky with it, but I was already juggling with two cameras, although I did actually do a little video recording with my small camera too.
We were very lucky with the weather, with clouds constantly threatening to downpour, and the Open Golf Championships at St Andrews being postponed due to waterlogged courses and extra strong gale-force winds. For the length of time of the parade along Kirkcaldy High Street this year, we were actually graced with glorious sunshine.
The performers were mostly very colourfully dressed & delighted to be participating, with most of the groups in matching colours and often with a number of drummers calling the beat.
I uploaded some video footage onto youtube today, and instantly achieved first page google ranking… infact I checked Google almost immediately & managed to find TWO videos on the first page within 43 seconds… not my fastest time, but it IS my fastest time for TWO videos to dominate simultaneously!!
Of course, the keywords I used for the 43 seconds result, is not the keywords that anyone else is ever likely to type into a search…
I had simply copied the full title of the video & added dynamicmike (my youtube channel name) to see it more obviously when it showed up… I then trimmed all the superfluous words out to see how competitive it was, and the only reason I showed this one was because of the time… All of the other first page rankings would probably have also dominated within same timeframe, but i simply hadn’t typed them in yet…
How to stop receiving so many junk emails and spam emails
It’s so annoying when you’re trying to run a business & have to filter through hundreds of junky, spammy emails every day, and that’s without even opting into any internet marketing sales pages & autoresponder series.
Why am I receiving so many junk emails and spam emails?
The reason that you are receiving so many junk spam emails, is because you have a hyperlinkable email address within your webpages…
I first discovered this around 15 years ago, when I was busy building old-fashioned html webpages & in amongst those, I built one that had an email address at the bottom of the page with something like; firstname.lastname@example.org
What are Spiders, Robots, Bots
There are a number of names for ‘them’. Effectively it’s a simple piece of software that trawls through your webpages to find external links to other websites & that includes finding hyperlinkable email addresses.
It is actually exactly what Google does!!
Google likes to be known as the number one search engine, and one of the factors within their ranking algorithm, is calculating how many external websites are actually recommending YOUR website, by having links (known as backlinks) pointing towards your website.
There are a number of further considerations in here, such as the number that have your full URL including http:// and the number that use your keywords as the ‘anchor text’**, and those that use random words such as ‘click here’ with the underlying link pointing to your website.
We also want links from external sites pointing to our pages or blog posts, and not just to the main website. This indicates natural ‘liking’ and recommending of your content.
And Social Sharing to specific pages or posts within your site, are now deemed to be highly influential too.
**Anchor text; is the main keywords that you want your webpage to be associated with, and any hyperlinkable website links, linking from those anchor text phrases, are deemed by search engines, to be highly important & relevant.
Are you listed in Directories ?
It’s a good thing to have your website included in local business directories & indeed I also own a number of local directories to allow local businesses to add their own content & links to their own websites.
I also now own a number of clever pieces of software that do exactly the same task as Google… these ‘Bots’ or ‘Spiders’ or ‘Robots’ work by scanning directory sites such as Yelp, Manta and Yellow Pages, and strip out the business email addresses.
I can then send emails to specific business types in specific areas, knowing that they WILL get through to the appropriate desks & email relevant recipients.
I can also offer this service to you.
Would you like to tap into my ‘bot that will find the exact email addresses you need for your business?
If you would like a list of thousands of email address of your target market businesses in specific geographic areas, just ask me via my contact form.
So what can you do today to reduce the number of junk emails?
Well unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do about the fact that there may now be many lists out there with your email address & indeed they may be selling these lists to other marketers…
However, you can reduce the ever-increasing number of spam emails, simply by looking at your own webpages (I’ve seen many websites add an email link on more than one page), indeed many of the larger corporations including your local newspaper, have a whole list of email addresses for you to contact the right department, and all of those are also hyperlinkable… All you need to then do, is remove the hyperlink within the coding… with wordpress this is easy done, but simply editing the page/post and click on ‘unlink’ button within the email address.
With old-fashioned html or php pages, all you need to do, is again remove the hyperlinkable element and/or add a space into the email address, so that the visitor actually has to work at sending you an email… eg. mike @ 1st-page-ranking.com
> as you can see; you can also underline and make the text blue, so it stands out as an email address, but the spiders won’t automatically pick it up, and the user has to physically edit it in order to send you a message.
Will this hurt your business? Seriously do you think that having your email address as immediately hyperlinkable versus the client having to do a little work in order to send the email, will affect your business?? Personally I’d rather have that challenge, than the potentially thousands of junk emails received daily.
The second (and preferable option)
All you need to do; is add a contact form into your website, that will automatically send an email to the correct email address within your company, and maybe even add a ‘thank you’ acknowledgement message immediately to the sender, and maybe even then automatically send them to a ‘salespage’ or free gift page. This means that your valid email address is not shown anywhere on the website & the spiders can’t find it, but potential customers can still communicate via the relevant contact form.
Purchasing & setting up your domain name and hosting
Adding WordPress and making sure it’s Mobile-Friendly & SEO-Clever
Watch me Build a SEO-Clever, Mobile-Friendly, Money-Making Website from Scratch within 60 minutes
I just bought yet another domain name this morning, and instead of just running on autopilot to build my new site, I thought I would share the process with you.
I now have literally hundreds of SEO-Clever, Mobile-Friendly, Money-Making websites, and I intend building this one into yet another, so you can watch it grow from scratch.
SIDE NOTE: I noticed 396 unique visitors to this page within 6 hours, so I guess the topic is popular. I genuinely have nothing for sale here, so I hope that you find the content relevant and valuable (good feedback so far).
I created a special gift especially for the Social Media and Marketing Show (SMMS) in Edinburgh last week, and you may still access the free guide here
SEO Workshop Edinburgh
I was asked by a number of attendees at the SMMS (exhibition) when was I going to host another SEO workshop in Scotland?
So I have created a ONE-DAY Video SEO workshop by popular demand, and it come with probably THE most unique GUARANTEE you’ve ever seen… You WILL achieve a FIRST PAGE RANKING within the same day with me!!
Well I must admit, I was very impressed by the numbers of interested attendees at the
Social Media and Marketing Show at Ingliston on Wednesday.
As it happens, I also own websites & I’ve written Advanced Guides on every aspect of Social Media; how to DOMINATE and how to monetise your Social Media exposure, but I figured that there would be lots of stands offering Social Media services (and I was right).
So instead, I focused on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), and it would appear, that was a good decision, as I was the only one offering this assistance at the event.
Better results than Google Adwords when done right.
So a couple of weeks ago, I was asked by a new potential client, what other questions he should be asking his SEO ‘expert’, and I advised that he should “check the SEO service for proof of results and testimonials”and I figured that I should check my own results before giving such advice…
so check this out… not only Google First Page Web Domination, but also Video Domination and Image Domination!
How happy would you be if this was the results for YOUR business keywords? Would this make a difference to your enquiries and sales ?
July 2015 Newsletter, SEO Workshops, Facebook Ads, DIY website Webinar, Full Service Search Engine Optimisation Offer
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Three (Free) ways to Manage Your Reputation Online.
Did you know that in July 2012, Google purchased a company called ‘zagat’ – a review company… Google realised that reviews are MORE IMPORTANT than glossy salespages, as most buyers respect the views and experiences of previous purchasers.
If you think about this for a moment; Which would YOU rather rely on (trust)? a. The fancy sales page of the seller’s website? -OR- b. Reviews from others that have been there, done that, got the Tshirt, purchased and/or experienced the product or service?
Makes sense really doesn’t it?
This is even more important for Offline businesses (companies that don’t rely on the internet to trade), and now in 2015, with the influx of mobile technology, local searches and reviews WILL affect your business even more in future too!!
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Please use our contact form to tell us more about your business and how we can help. pps. Please feel free to subscribe to our youtube channel too; https://www.youtube.com/user/1stPageRanking what are they saying about your business? Negative comments can seriously damage your business (for a lonnng time!!)