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SEO and WordPress

Posted: March 30, 2009 by Thos003 in Uncategorized
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SEO and wordpress seem to go hand in hand lately.  Google just loves to be fed and what better way to feed google then with a RSS feed?  Yes it seems cliche, but its true!  Give google what they want and they will be more likely to return the favor!  So if your not using an RSS feed on your site then try a wordpress blog!

It is really very simple and you can easily do it yourself…. visit http://www.wordpress.com to sign up.

But just a word to the wise, in order for your blog to be really sucessful you need to add food to the feed and you need to do it regularly.  Just like your pet doesn’t want to be feed on a spartic schedule, your readers and google want consistent food.  So start slow, maybe one or two posts a month, then make it consistent.  If you are little more ambitious then try a post a week.

But don’t get too excited and start by posting daily!  If you do and then you actual get subscibers they will be disappointed when you loose steam and can’t keep up…. and ultimatley they will become disenfrancised and leave.

Is it possible that the economy struggles but online businesses thrive? If so, why?

In these times of economic difficulty one must consider how these challenges will be meet and what the future holds. I believe that the economic crisis will hit certain industries harder then others. I believe it will hit different parts of the country harder then others. I believe California is hurting the most right now. I just read that unemployment in California is up above 12%. That is highest its been in years. Perhaps the highest since the great depression, which was around 25%. If California is the trend setter for other locations in the US then we are in for a bumpy road.

Yet, online searches and businesses are not as impacted, Why? Is it the business model? Could the online, buy direct, wholesale model thrive in a time when people are looking to cut cost? How couldn’t it? For example, the pest control industry could see some declines due to consumers cutting costs, but the do it yourself pest control companies will be there to pick up the scraps by offering a cheaper pest control solution.  And when the economy swings back… the guys that don’t really want to do it themselves will switch back over to their local exterminating guys.

Further, online marketing and advertising is cheap compared to mass media marketing.  20 million impressions online won’t cost you the same as a superbowl commercial.  So it may even be that the online business model is more effective.  Imagine that, technolongy advances and produces more effective solutions.  That should be the way of the wheel.

Either way, brace yourself for an fun, exciting, dangerous, and scary economic rollercoaster.  I guess it all depends on where you sit on the ride that makes the difference.