March 27, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
A few days ago, I went over the 3 biggest sources for uncovering hot topics and trends online. Apart from trying to be “hip” and with the in-crowd, you may be asking why you would even want this information. How can knowing about Britney Spears’ latest life episode or keeping up with events like the NCAA March Madness tournament benefit you and your business in any way? The fact of the matter is that you can effectively leverage popular news and events to improve your Internet business and increase traffic to your sites. How? In this article I’ll describe the strategies you can use to take advantage of hot topics for your business. It pays to be cool and in the loop.
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March 24, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
If you’re like most people, you love to follow the latest news and keep up with the most popular stories happening around you. Whether you like it or not, breaking news catches up with you pretty quickly as TVs, computers, and mobile phones constantly battle for your attention. Even if you try to get away, you’ll still likely encounter friends and family who buzz about the coolest gadgets, products, services, and movies.
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March 22, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
A few days ago, I described how to build wealth online amidst financial chaos. Even though the economy is falling apart around us, it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of an emerging medium (the Internet) to build and grow your business. Opportunity abounds, but the real question is, what will you do with it?
In my previous article I went over the process of creating a successful business during the recession. I talked about what to do online and how you can capitalize on a “bad” situation. Today, I want to take a different angle and provide some tips on what not to do. What are some of the things you should avoid to make sure you’re progressing on the right track?
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March 18, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you know that the world is under a large-scale global recession. Countless companies are scaling back and hundreds of thousands of people have already been laid off from their jobs. It’s scary out there, with no end in sight.
So what are you to do? It seems like the widely followed career path of “going to a good school and getting a stable high-paying job” has come crashing down. No one is safe in this economy and no one can help you – not even the government. There’s only one thing you can rely on right now… and that’s yourself.
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March 15, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
A couple days ago I wrote about the 6 reasons why Twitter is the future of search. With social media and search fusing together, what does this mean for SEO? In other words, how do you optimize a site to perform well on a social “search engine” like Twitter?
In this article, my goal is to describe to you how the SEO game is changing and how you can most effectively take advantage of Twitter and its social conversation search features to increase your traffic and build your brand.
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March 11, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
This past week the tech world was abuzz with news of Twitter incorporating search functionality into its site. What this means is that you can now easily obtain trending data for popular keywords, take a deeper look at the topics people are talking about in real time, and find answers to pressing questions that others have already written about. So is this really significant? It depends on who you ask. Some think that Twitter is a Google killer while others argue that Twitter isn’t even a search engine at all.
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March 9, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Whew, I’ve been extremely busy the past couple of weeks which explains my short absence here on the blog. Between SEO client work, some personal soul searching, and buying my first condo in Chicago, I haven’t had much time for anything else – including writing the Internet marketing articles that you enjoy so much here on Winning the Web.
However, my recent busy schedule did get me thinking about optimal posting frequencies on blogs. I’ve pretty much tried everything, from multiple postings per day to weekly posts, and my experiences of each have allowed me to find a happy medium. So what’s the best frequency that will yield your blog with maximum results?
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March 2, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
As an SEO or Internet marketer, you’re constantly testing strategies to build new links to your sites for improved traffic and search engine rankings. But what about your existing links and link partners? Are you maximizing their potential and squeezing every little bit of benefit out of them? New links are great of course, but optimizing your existing links can have a significant impact on your SEO as well with minimal effort. Improving an existing link is usually a lot easier than obtaining a new one.
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