Connecting The SEO Dots in India

Connecting The SEO Dots in India!

What do you think when you call in for  technology support help and you have a hard time understanding the person on the other end of the phone? 

Do you shut down or do you think about the other person on the end of the phone as a human being who has a family, goes on picnics, celebrates holidays and helps people who are having technical  support issues? 

Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  is all about helping people understand one another and create balance in their lives by walking in the other persons shoes, just for a while. 

Join us on the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio show and meet Aaliya Jain from SEO Hunk International

Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT listen to blogtalkradio online in the chat room or call in  (347) 994-1903 and press 1 to speak.  Hold on because when I see your hand go up on the switchboard I have to work you into the show. 

We are going to discuss many personal aspects of life in India  as well as SEO Search Engine Optimization.  This will be a show to learn about people around the world and what their customs are like along with how they conduct global business.

  1. Food
  2. Faith
  3. Temples
  4. Traditions
  5. On page Optimization
  6. Off page Optimization
  7. SMO (Social Media Optimization)

Meet Aaliya Jain,  a 23 year old beautiful woman from India. She will share her life in India with her parents, extended family members and her brothers and sisters.  We will be talking about Indian food, the sacred cows, temples and traditions of  India along with SEO optimization.

Connect with Aaliya Jain about SEO Optimization at SEO Hunk International

Skype: Aaliya.Jain or 305-403-9683.   e-mail  sales@seohunkinternational.com

Aaliya says: "I am always here to help you out for your problems."

Set a reminder for Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT on Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio.  Call in (347) 994-1903 or join is in the chat room.

Join us for Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  in India. 

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Google+ A Place To Hangout

Google+ offers the perfect place to hangout in cyberspace.

Still wondering if google+ is somewhere you want to go? There are so many social media venues it really is difficult to decide where to spend your time. One thing you might want to consider is the fact that google is the 800 pound gorilla in the room so playing in their back yard and posting your links on their sites just could bring some extra juice to the SEO table. Just some organic food/juice for thought!

I spent considerable time on the site this past week and find it very exciting. I am talking to people globally and they are all willing to share and help since it is still in beta testing mode and we are all learning together. As a hybrid between facebook and twitter I think you will find google+ fun and soon to be profitable there is an ease in sharing with people open to learning about what it is you have to offer.

Hangout is the name of the feature where you can video chat with many people at once on google+. The originator of the group invites people by e-mail or opens it to the public and it can be posted on your stream that you are in a hangout. You can discuss specific topics or just roll. As you are reading this think about how you could talk with potential buyers or sellers about real estate in your market. Consider hosting a lender at your computer like a talk show guest to talk about new loan programs or even a HUD representative talking about the programs to save owners from foreclosure. The topic list is endless so just open your mind and think VIRTUAL information where buyers and sellers can meet you in the comfort of their home or office. They can read all about you on your google profile and connect with you all over cyberspace. Your guest speakers can be with you in person or on their own computer in their office.

July 18, 2011 I participated in a "hang out" for writers. We had people from Russia, Ireland, Pakistan, Boston University, Washington State and Germany. We all were writing for about 50 minutes. It was fun to hear the clicking of the keys as everyone was madly writing then after 50 minutes we opened the mic and talked to one another. During the work time the chat room was open so you could chat with anyone who just wanted to instant message. Below is a screen shot of what hangout looks like. The chat room is on the left and the video in the center. At the bottom you can see the people that were in the hangout room. On the right you can see my google+ stream.

To get started in the hangout room you have to install google voice and video chat on your computer and you are all set to go! This video shows how simple it is.

Check out all the hangouts taking place at any given time. Just click on the link and once you have installed your google voice you can jump right in and participate.

As a "vintage player" I was respectful of the conversation and tried not to be disruptive. I turned off my video to see about taking a screen shot on my new imac thinking I had turned off the sound too… lesson #1 mute the mic if you are going to talk outside of the chat room they could not see me but they heard me… yikes learning curve! There is a video mute and a mic mute!

Enjoy some of our fun engagement that took place in the course of about 15 minutes.

Thank you to Rebecca Blain, who is a contract writer and set this up to encourage people to write.

Talking about writers in general and their persona's.

"I don't agree with alcoholism but I love Hemingway."

Cleo Lomax blogger, mother and writer had her baby in a swing sleeping and her son sleeping in her lap as you can see in the first screen shot. She was able to connect with the virtual world while watching her kids and engaging with other writers… WE got to see her in her living room and she really shared some great insight as to other writings being discussed like Twilight and Harry Potter.

"What ever I read influences my writing so I try to keep my reading on the same vein as my writing."

Game of Thornes "Not the best thing to do unless you want to kill all your characters "

Moshin.. writes on political topics… Pakistan.

We all got an invite to the youtube you can all watch the video with Tim getting a masters degree in music education. He was to do an interpretation of this video.

Monica had her light saver from her profile photo and showed it to us as her profile picture is dark.

Felix from Ireland said: "This is like work watching everyone write then discussing things." Felix is customer support for gaming industry at Big Fish Games! He wanted no favors for Big Fish Game requests!

Book character discussion led to: Be tolerant of loss… as soon as you meet a character be prepared to die. Plot development.. this is like a writing class with the people sharing their writing journey.

Monica has a boyfriend who is writing a book on bird sounds…. he has a visual representation of the sound…. he takes the audio and converts it to print. My comments were "why wouldn't he do an e-book with the sounds as an audio link so people "birders" can listen?" The answer was…. the scientific community processes through print and the project is complicated..

An idea arose from the concept of audio waves for Felix from Ireland a science fiction writer… he says: "How cool is that… navigating through space on bird vibes."

You read it hear first.

Do you see how creative you can get with the hangouts. The perfect place to brain storm with people from across the world. We had theme ideas flowing and input on music enlisting the brain power of friends at google+.

What about a press conference on a hang out at google+ share the breaking news and events from your office?

Celebrities are doing it! You should too! Mark Hoppus from Blink 182. Just so you know, is very active and already has hosted a Google Hangout with fans;

Think about using google+ to present your product or service.  You can create a presentationon youtube and share it with everyone in the hangout or present photos from picasa then discuss it. Remember youtube, picasa and google are all connected. If you have been putting it off, go right now to get a youtube account and a picasa account for your photos. Connecting "juice" from the same tree is going to ROCK your SEO!

Why not share google+ with your customers and explain how they might use hangouts in their business? You may not need  "go to webinar" for some topics just have people hangout with you. Maybe google will add screen sharing…. who knows.. but for now and informal presentation to get together no matter what business you have can lead to real time connections.

If you need an invitation to google+ just let me know. I will need your e-mail to send an invitation.

Hangout on google+ for free. Invite your clients to the office and bring in their lap tops to get them set up on google+ so you can all "hangout" with the cool kids!

Blog Ranking SEO 101 for Beginners Part 2 of 3 Content

Blog Ranking SEO 101 for Beginners Part 2 of 3 Content

Blog Ranking SEO 101 for Beginners Part 1 of 3 Title

Part 2 of this very elementary beginner post series will discuss CONTENT in relation to SEO, Search Engine Optimization ranking on Google, Bing, MSN, Yahoo, and other search engines.

This is a follow up to the Rain Camp in Las Vegas where Ben Kinney presented information on this somewhat complex topic. His presentation helped me formulate a plan for this post content.

From Wikipedia:

“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site or a web page (such as a blog) from search engines via “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.”.

Another term that could be associated with SEO ranking is “google juice.”  What terms or words can be used and where to increase your “google juice” or increase your SEO ranking.

There are three important elements of your blog that can increase your rankings on the search engines:

1. Title

2. Content

3. Tags

If you follow these suggestions faithfully and consistently, you should see a jump in how high up your blog ranks on a search engine.

This post will cover Content. Think about the phrase “Content is King.”  Content is what keeps people reading or listening to your message.  In blogging, content is the only thing that will keep people coming back to read what you have to say. The quality of content in the blog is directly related to how people will respond. Ben Kinney suggested that people blog about things they are passionate about! It’s so much easier to write about things you are interested in.

My blogging journey has been a interesting as I have learned WHAT to blog about and HOW to come up with ideas.  Reading other bloggers is the best way to develop the thinking skill to create content.  WARNING: just because someone else wrote about a specific topic it does not mean you should write about it, so create a strategy before you jump in and let he keys fly.  Just learn from others and decide what works for you and will be of value to your reader.

Developing content can be exciting when you let your imagination go. Content all needs to tie back to what a consumer or your target market is interested in hearing.  Localism is very important content if you are selling real estate or promoting a business within a certain geographic area. Writing about local events, local community amenities, local businesses, schools, city council everything going on within a specific area.  If you would like to be the “go to” person within that vicinity then the content you write about should include what is happening within that area. This principle applies to any business trying to create a presence in a community.

Think about how you find information on something going on around you.  Google, Ping or yahoo might be places you type in key words to find what you are looking for.  If you want the consumer to find you by a high SEO ranking on a blog post then you need to have the content scattered with key words which the search engines will pick up in your in all three areas: title, content and key words.

Writing about a community and then writing about specific properties in a community will get your message out to the consumer.  When they are looking on the search engines for information about a specific area, your blog posts should come up and they will see you everywhere and sharing information about everything in that community.  The goal is to use your blog to generate communication via e-mail, any social media venues such as twitter, facebook, linkedin and the best yet, they simply call you.  Once the communicaition lines have been opened from your blog content then taking the relationship off line to a phone call and meeting will create the results you are looking for in blogging.  A real time appointment with someone who can use your business or service is the 21st century reason to blog.

Content

Use keywords at a density of 2-4% of the entire post. Make sure to repeat your keywords or phrase 2-3% of the time. Using the keywords or phrase too often can not only be annoying to any reader, it also doesn’t help the search engines pick you out any better.

Stick to strictly 300-500 words per post. I am guilty of violating this guideline. One of our goals with blogging is to share valuable information with people. If we’re doing that correctly, any more than 500 words is just too much information on one subject all at once. Break it up into multiple posts!

Start and end the post with your keyword phrase. Simple! Search engines like this.

Use 2-4 outgoing links, and make them useful! (Tip: don’t use “here” or “click here” when linking- use a phrase or keywords that are related to the link, and don’t only link to the home page of a site- go deeper)

Include pictures. Really this is for the reader. It enhances the whole experience for them. Video is another important aspect you should consider including to enhance your SEO.


Coming soon: Part 3 of the SEO 101 series and a new series on creating a strategy for your content.

Blog Ranking SEO 101 for Beginners Part 1 of 3 Title

Follow the simple steps for key word rich content to increase your SEO ranking.