New Tech Stuff


I would like to let everyone know we are happy to announce a new search engine marketing Blog! My brother and I are joining forces and brain power to become “fleshly” authorities in the field of Search engine marketing. The name of our blog is Red VW Bus. Why you ask? Well, go over there and take a peek at out story and find out, it’s pretty good!

www.RedVWBus.com

squid_logo_h_sm No, I personally do not like squid, perhaps to use for fishing, but Squidoo I do like! What is it? 

Well, it is sort of a personal blog slash web site thingy, a place where you can place your authority information, life’s issues, products, and much more.  If you are a professional in a trade, business, or just want to rant about something, create a Squidoo account and start several “lenses”.  What is a lens?  These are essentially individual web pages that you create on a variety of subjects, focus, and or products you want to advertise. 

Honestly, It is kind of hard to tell you exactly every feature of this cool product, so below are two lenses I made for the my Internet marketing business.  These lenses (pages) are still evolving, but you get the idea. 

I would like to add that Squidoo is a phenomenal way to not only market yourself or your product, but it delivers incredible page rank, and visitors to sites that link to you, and your Squidoo page.  In fact, notice what a recent article from Seo-News.com said about the possible SEO affects.

“One important facet of your Squidoo lens is that it could be listed on Google, or any of the other search engines, for your major keywords, and you should not lose sight of any promotional techniques that provide you with free exposure on search engines.”

I say give it a try, then ping all the social bookmarking sites (buttons appear right on the Squidoo page) You have nothing to lose, and TRAFFIC to gain!

Here are my Squidoo lenses:

Lens on Local search marketing 

Lens on Perspective Internet Marketing

(View a recent article on (getting page rank with Squidoo)

 

Local Search Engines

I could not believe my eyes this morning when I awoke and did some mundane searches on the Internet.  Low and behold, Google updated and changed the local search results page.  If you notice in this image, they now display 10 local business’s on the local search results, or Google maps. Before they only showed three (3) results, so this is a welcome improvement, especially if you want to list your business in Local search engines

How do you do this? Is your business listed in local searches? Is your competition already there?  Let me tell you, you better prepare your self and either learn how to submit your local business to local search engines, or out source this to a local Internet marketing company. This move by Google is a huge indication that these types of results or business inquiries are here to stay.  The days of the yellow book, or yellow pages may soon be replaced by Google Local, Yahoo local, and many others.

Looks like the secrets out, Google is set to roll out an interesting addition to Google documents & spreadsheets…Google Presentations.

It appears that Google purchased Tonic Systems based in San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia sometime back.  I wish I could link to this site, however everything relating to this site has a 301 going here?  You can however read about this news on Google’s official Blog site.

Will this have an impact on PowerPoint from Microsoft?  It’s doubtful, in fact read what the folks over at SearchEngineLand had to say about this last night, and listen to what Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt said as well.

 

I wanted to let you know that a close friend and advisor Corey Creed at Hippo Internet Marketing has a fresh clean look on his website, I encourage you to take a peek.  Below is a listing of his services as well….They do fantastic consulting over there.

 

Hippo Internet Marketing
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