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Spring Special

Apr 16, 2012   //   by kim   //   Articles, Blog Posts, Internet Marketing, Startups, Web Design / Maintenance  //  No Comments

KB2Intuit Drives SEO Up

We want to Get You Noticed

At KB2Intuit, our mission is to get your business noticed in the eyes of Google. That’s what we are here for.

Your mission, should you accept it, is to utilize the Spring (Ahead of your Competition) Special (details below) we are offering and let us do what we do.

Less than thirty days ago, I began to apply KB2Intuit techniques to the websites of three SEO clients. I would write a blog post for each. I would reconfigure some settings, research what was going on in the associated field, change some small things here and there and BAM!!!Google Report 2

Google Report 1

It is amazing how some of  things, when you know how and when to apply/modify them, can make the biggest difference in what Google thinks of your site!


Before you click on these reports to view them, I’ll explain a bit about them. First, the column in the far Left is the Keyword(s)/phrase(s)  being targeted. Next, the color-coded column is the Keyword Ranking (for the website) in the eyes of Google. The colors are a quick way to identify what page your site will be listed on: Green is Page #1, Yellow is Page #2 and Orange is Page #3. The numbers in the column are the actual position in which your website will be displayed when the associated Keyword/phrase is searched. Finally, the column to the right of the colored column is the movement (in position) of the associated keyword since the last time the report was generated.

Oh, the second set of columns (colored and movement) are for Bing.

Report with Google and Bing

Spring Special

Step 1:

  1. Initial review of your current web-site
  2. Intense Keyword research based on you business and clients’ preferences.
  3. Initial adjustment/modification to current web-site to enhance keyword data
  4. Submission of new sitemap to Google

Step 2

  1. Weekly modifications to current web-site based on response from Google
  2. Authoring of blog/article based on keyword/phrase data
  3. 25 hours/month SEO Optimization and targeted content management
  4. Generate monthly SEO report and submit to client

Step 3:

Review SEO Optimization results over ninety (90) day time span. If the results are not dramatic and/or the client just doesn’t want to invest in SEO Optimization any longer, no new contract is created. If the results are dramatic, the business owner realizes the benefit of investing in SEO Optimization and the client is please with the service provided by KB2Intuit, a new contract will be created based on the market rate at such time.

 

 

“Thank” the Recession?

Jun 20, 2011   //   by kim   //   Economy, General, Make More Money, New Revenue Streams, Publishing, Small Business, Startups  //  No Comments

Thank God for the recessionI just read a blog from one of my favorite sites – Crowdspring. The blog was titled “558,000 startups and small businesses. Why we should thank the recession.”

My first impression was – they were using this title to get eyeballs on their site. I couldn’t imagine any of us – especially startups and small businesses – would be “thanking” the recession any time soon.  Well, I was in for a big surprise.

The idea behind this article (but you should read it yourself HERE) is that the recession has forced people out of their comfort zones – and secure corporate jobs.  In their desperation, many turned to looking for a way to turn their passion into revenue.

As the author or that blog says:

You have a computer, right? A cell phone? A table at Starbucks? That minimal infrastructure is adequate for a huge number of new businesses and allows entrepreneurs to hang out their shingle quickly and cheaply, and to compete powerfully.

The end result being tons more small businesses (558,000 a day to be exact) entering the marketplace. Ultimately, the writer feels this will actually result in more job growth and stimulus to the economy.

See, 50% of all new businesses do fail in the first 5 years. However, those that do succeed often become solid and successful enough that they begin to hire others. My personal belief - based on the facts put forth by the author of this article – is that because many of these “new” business owners have lived through the pain and desperation of being jobless, and because many of them are coming from the hardest hit demographics (the “supposed to be retired” and African Americans), the ones that do succeed and are able to hire eventually will probably hire from their own demographic group. New businesses also need the services of other businesses (designers, accountants, web developers, printers, office supply providers, etc.l) and that further encourages economic growth as well.

Thus, this means we probably can “thank the recession” at some point down the line. It’s hard right now. But it’s always hard to be thankful for any “lesson” while you are in the throes of learning it.

So, what about you? Are you living your life ticked-off about the recession? Or are you looking for other opportunities and ways you can expand your business or knowledge into areas that are making money right now?

One idea…

If you own a business based on a specialty area, have you thought about writing a book to tell others how to “do it themselves”? This might seem counter-intuitive but I guarantee you, the people you help to save money now, will be your best customers in the future. When they come across something they can’t do, they’ll come to you because you were the one that helped them.

By writing a book, you also set yourself up as an expert,  You become the authority on the subject – getting your name “out there” – so that when other people have the chance to recommend someone with your knowledge or expterise to someone else who can’t “do it themeselves”, your name will be the one they come up with immediately.  Not to mention, writing a book using print on demand services is cheap and easy!   But we can help you with this too and it’s one of our favorite services we offer. We can even assist you with writing and editing the book if you need us. We have “ghostwritten” several books and have edited many as well.

Ultimately, once we get the title set up with the printer, we can also design a simple web page for you to sell your book or even add the sales page to your current site so that everything is automated! Imagine that! You just write the book and never have to carry inventory, pay for stock, or ship a single item. YES…that is REALLY how print-on-demand works!

That is just one idea for “surviving” during this recession! Contact us for a free consultation and we will give you many more based on your specific business or area of expertise!

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