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Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:25 PM
As our SEO continues on our website, I am looking at different ways to bring in more traffic and popularity to our company pages.
Obviously a blog can be very beneficial for SEO and traffic purposes if done correctly, but what I am seeing is that it is very easy to develop popular (mind if i use the term, high page rank, which i know doesnt mean much) through myspace and other established sites like blogger.
Does anyone here create business profiles on these types of sites to help create additional links to their company pages? At this point, we dont have the resources to continously be blogging, but we can always start something that is updated weekly.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:28 PM
Posted 08 June 2006 - 01:30 PM
I have found some very creative blogs on both services. MySpace probably allows you to personalize your site more easily than Blogger (which I use) but I think that Blogger has a more professional demeanor.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 01:54 PM
Is there a strong business community on MySpace? I would think if you could create a "friends network" of businesses, you would be able to increase your pages popularity. With your myspace page optimized for your own services (or that of a client), the links u put on the Myspace back to your own website should pass as a quality link would you think? Do you think Google has made special restrictions for website's like myspace?
Is there any other websites with similiar services you would suggest?
Posted 08 June 2006 - 02:32 PM
This and I also feel that all businesses will eventually have a MySpace in the same way other entities are doing such as musical artists/groups, movies/television shows, etc.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:34 PM
You can build your page up in popularity but participating with comments etc in the community.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:06 PM
What could screw things up for all MySpace users is if the service sells out to someone. I think that will probably happen.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 05:57 PM
Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:48 AM
Otherwise, I'm not so sure. Not that I think it's bad to be in there; I'm just not sure the benefits are a sure thing if you target, say, a more (ahem) "mature" demographic. For me, the jury is still out on that one.
Posted 09 June 2006 - 10:16 AM
Posted 14 June 2006 - 01:16 PM
I went over to tagworld and have been doing marketing there with more success. They even got a nice little ebay-esque auctioning system thats pretty active over there. Since it uses a Web 2.0 approach, the members seem to be more tech/web saavy, and usually an older crowd as well. Nearly 2 million members and growing every day.
With all the drive-by message spamming and bad press surrounding MySpace along with how buggy the system gets sometimes, I think it's days might be numbered.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:08 PM
Also, I believe that regular blogging satisfies google's hunger for fresh content. I call it the "freshness algorithm". I know I'm setting myself up here, but that is what I call it when I sell it. Makes it seem really important and technical.
Again, as the others have said, it is important not to fill it with useless ramblings. If you can write once a week on topics which are of general interest in your field, you are creating rich, quality content that users will want to link to.
Many people say "I'm not a writer", but the fact of the matter is that most any successful business person is an expert in something - namely, the field in which they do business. People are hungry for content, so if you write about it, this is a great way to build a community of interested individuals and relevant links.
Also, blogger comes with an Atom XML feed ready to go, which can be easily converted to RSS as well.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:46 PM
I use blogger.
My partner is setting up a blog for me on one of our domains, so I'll get to see how quickly Google and Ask track that one. Ask doesn't index my blogger posts as fast as Google, but it still does a pretty good job of finding them.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:13 PM
I use blogger.
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