To Optimize Or Not To Optimize

Written by Dan J. Fry

Excessive optimization could be considered a sickness depending on context. Look up compulsive disorders inrepparttar Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and over- optimization fitsrepparttar 116944 description fairly well. So, should most online home business owners be seen by a psychotherapist? Well, I won't answer that as of now since it doesn't bode well for my immediate physical health. But one thing is for sure: web site optimization is tricky business.

The search engines are in an all out war to berepparttar 116945 best. Since content is king, they are all striving to developrepparttar 116946 all around best algorithm to deliverrepparttar 116947 most relevant search results. They are thus in a constant state of flux, which in turn wreaks havoc on our nerves as online home business owners.

You see, search engines are one ofrepparttar 116948 best forms of free traffic. And we all know that to run a successful online business, traffic is a must. Most home based web businesses start out on very restrictive budgets. I know mine did, and still is. So, whenrepparttar 116949 toss up is time or money, I, like many others probably do, chose to work with time.

In walks optimization. You must be on your toes to stay ahead ofrepparttar 116950 every changing SEs. You must periodically evaluate your site's content to ensure that you aren't bumped to low indexes. But this can easily get carried away into what I like to call over-optimization, and then you probably should consultrepparttar 116951 DSM- V.

Traffic is important. There is no doubt about it. But there must be a balance. Sorepparttar 116952 ultimate question is not whether you should or shouldn't optimize, but how much time you should spend on it in terms of other site promotion methodologies.

Try to divide your time. Inrepparttar 116953 beginning I focused heavily on search engine optimization. Slowly, after several months of realizing thatrepparttar 116954 process never ends,(I too consultedrepparttar 116955 DSM-V and had Freud give me a swift kick inrepparttar 116956 tushy.) my focus began to shift to a host of promotion techniques. Here is a short list of some ofrepparttar 116957 primary traffic generators I work with.

(1) Writing articles, such as this one, to share my experiences with others and of course provide a link to my site atrepparttar 116958 end. Guess what? If someone picks it up and decides to publish any of my articles on their site, I get bonus points fromrepparttar 116959 search engines. Why? Reciprocal linking of course. The link shows that someone else values my site, and as a result my ranking increases.

10 Quick Ways To Start A Business!

Written by BB Lee

10 Quick Ways To Start A Business! by BB Lee (C)2004

Are you thinking about starting a home based business?

Great! Now, isrepparttar time to stop daydreaming about your plans.

Take hold of your future and realize that dream NOW!

The following are home based business ideas that do not require extensive background training, education, or start-up money.

What you will need is: Strong Determination. High Motivation. Hard Work.

Let's get started withrepparttar 116943 list.

1.Teach. That's right! Teach a course at your local community center, college, or you might consider setting up a work-shop in your home. Use that expert knowledge in fly fishing, golf, sewing, cooking, gardening, computers, accounting, writing, editing, to start a business fast!.

2. Write. Contact your local community paper and offer to write a weekly article on a subject you are very familiar with. One friend who is a herbalist contacted a local paper offering to write an article on spec. The editor was very impressed withrepparttar 116944 depth of her knowledge ( was clearly shown inrepparttar 116945 article) and hired her to write a weekly piece.

3. Ghost. Contact local businesses and offer to write riveting eye catching ads for their products or services. Many small businesses are not adept at writing good ad copy. These smaller companies surely requirerepparttar 116946 services of a good copy writer.

4. Tour Guide. If you live in a historic area with many interesting points that tourist would like to visit up close and personal you might consider starting a walking tour. Offer unusual historical tidbits they would not get fromrepparttar 116947 usual tour guides.

5. Secret Shopper. Secret Shopping is a good part time business for stay at home moms, students, retired folks, or just about anyone who wants to make an extra income. It's simple to get into this business and you can workrepparttar 116948 hours you want. Basically you will observerepparttar 116949 designated business and how they treat consumers. Then you will compile your findings into a written report and submit it to your companies district headquarters via email or regular mail. They will submit your findings torepparttar 116950 companies management for further evaluation. Click Below for further information on Secret Shopping Business.

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