Yes. Months back Google layed the hammer down on Squidoo for not administering punishment, or at least addressing a persistent issue of spam, and spammers. Well It seems that Squidoo is back in the graces of at least Google! I have been amazed at how simple it is to create a search engine friendly Squidoo page, that actually gets decent page rank. Additionally, new media requires social media training for employees to fully understand this type of marketing. Take a look at my personal internet marketing company lens, although it’s only got a PR of 2, it will surely rise. Often I see referral links in my logs too. You should give it a try.
Currently I have other lenses I am testing out, for example the one I created for Fairway Living Golf Communities. Their lens revolves around golf homes, golf real estate and communities in the United States, but since it is so new, I cannot give an accurate assessment. But take a look at it, I even made a neat poll for visitors to use!
While you are at it, here is another test lens very closely related to Fairway Living, it was created for waterfront communities for sale in North Carolina, Mason Landing Yacht Club! Stay tuned for PR baby!

Awhile back I posted an article on Squidoo, and the power it can provide, take a look and start your own Squidoo lens today, it will no doubt pay dividends down the road with decent page rank!

View a past article on creating a Squidoo lens.

Also, have you taken a look at our newest Internet Marketing Client? Check out our web marketing portfolio of clients!


Julie In Her Pink Fishing VestShe happens to be a colleague of mine actually. I do not call her a ‘broad’ in a negative sense, this is just what she has named her blog, Broad and Reel.”. You see, her passion is fishing, yes I said fishing…with a pink vest. In fact her motto is “for all woman who fish and wear pink.” I am thrilled to see individuals pursue their passion in life through the pages of a blog, especially hers. She forges ahead in boundaries once only held by shallow thinking men, but I say press on “Broad”, show all men and woman there are no boundaries when it comes to fishing, or even wearing a pink fly-fishing vest. Check out the chronicles of her life of fishing, you’ll appreciate it as much as I did!

I was reading an excellent post talking about how to pool resources if you have multiple services, that is to create mini websites that focus only on those services or products, check out the post over at Red VW Bus.

Power Of Multiple Websites Under One Business

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!


You bet.  Awhile back I did a post entitled “Why Start a Real Estate Blog.”  In that post I referred to an article CNN reported on, you can read about it here.  The bottom line is although the real estate market seems a little shaky, there are still opportunities for agents to sell, re-connect with clients, and more, with a real estate blog. But in addition to this, some are seeing the value of adding VIDEO to their blog!.  Let me give you an example. Where I live here in Wilmington North Carolina, a real estate agent with the local coldwell Banker (Alex Paen Group) has a great blog going, it’s called the Wilmington Advisor  They seem to post regularly, but the articles they post are relevant to the area, they keep people informed of local events, housing markets, mortgage news, and more.  But recently they did something I think eclipses any other real estate blog in this town, they made a video…genius.

Now the video is short and sweet, but you know what?, this is the next big thing.  Videos bring a personal element, something people can see and feel. I am sure they will improve more and more just as most people are in the YouTube age.  I hope the Alex Paen Team continues to make videos, this will only help to connect existing real estate clients, those looking to re-locate to Wilmington, NC, and more.


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.

MomI thought I would step away for a second from the marketing posts, and invite you to check out what my mother is doing.  Not only is she beautiful, but extremely talented.  My mother has found a way to blend her love and expression of writing with her make-up artistry business by posting regularly to her Make-up Artist blog called Artistry By Sandy.

Guess what? She is not through.  She just set up and created another blog that relates to her chronic illness known as Rheumatoid Arthritis.  The focus of this blog is more of a support group for those with Rheumatoid Arthritas that live here in Wilmington, North Carolina, or for that matter anywhere!

Please go check these sites out and drop her a note, she has worked hard on these herself with hardly any help from us!  My brother and I are very proud if her..

Love you Mom!

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