I have to take a break from my Seth Godin Marathon and give special thanks to Brad Huss. Though I have never personally met Brad, I consider him a new found friend. Some of my avid readers may recognize that I have new look to Kitchen Sink Web Marketing. Also, if you have been following my posts you may have noticed that I have been doing a lot of tinkering with my navigation.
Well, the last few days I have been struggling immensely in getting exactly what I wanted. I went to the developer ‘s site of my template and found that Brad had had some of the same frustrations back in 2006. Unfortunately, as far as I could find the developer had not answered Brad’s questions. When I went to one of Brad’s websites (see GastonCounty.info to see Brad’s handy work) I could see he figured out the questions.
So I contacted him to see if he could help me. Not only did he help me considerably, I was able to convince him to let me pay him to finalize the changes I couldn’t figure out. His fee was quite modest and his work superb. So if anyone needs any blog help (ahem… Janet), you need to contact Brad through www.HyperActive-Media.com. Thanks again Brad for you all your help and work!
My attempt in finding a picture to represent HyperActive
Blah, blah, blah, everyone is doing it. The web is littered with unoriginality. Find what makes you unique and stay with it. Vow to be unique. Example:3 Doors Down—A True SEO Music Video Ü
2. Blog imperfectly
Give yourself a time limit when writing a post and then publish it when you hit the deadline. Published imperfection is progress. Unpublished perfection is worthless. Vow to have flaws. Example: My Imperfect Plan
3. Blog the future
Anyone can tear apart the past. Look into the future and take a chance on what might not be. Not only does it help you look for possible opportunities, but it also gives your blog unique perspective. Vow to guess the future. Example: The Day Search Engines Died!
1. Be unique 2. Give more than you take 3. Do one task at a time 4. Find and resolve problems 4. Access others' knowledge 5. Listen to feedback 6. Learn to be inquisitive 7. Test, test, test 7. Distinguish sense from nonsense 8. Grow from mistakes 9. Accept change as inevitable 10. Befriend your competition 11. Study different industries 12. Learn to build not game 13. Understand the motivation of emotion 14. Work for yourself 15. Build loyalty 16. Don't fear failure 17. Study the past, critique the future 18. Ignite users' curiosity 19. Allow creativity to flourish 20. Never give up
Top Search Marketing Mistakes
* Mistaking CTR for Conversion * Not using negative keywords * Unoptimized landing pages * Using all default settings * Ignoring tracking results * Not using Geo-Targeting * Not using Day Parting * Not proofreading your ads * Only using Broad Match * Giving up too soon
* Unoptimized title tags * Poor content * Slow site speed * Ignoring social media * Forgetting about conversion * Not staying current on SEO changes * Using splash pages * Overuse of Ajax * An unbalanced backlink profile * Ignoring site structure