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|August 31, 2012||Posted by nighlon under Blogging Tips, Branding, Geek Out, Social Networks, Tech Tips|
Marketing was my first love, then I found branding. Branding is my passion, my lover. Branding is my master, I am its mistress. Sounds fun, right? Well, it can be. Then, SEO comes in and ruins all the fun.
As I have mentioned before I have done some sort of marketing and web publishing continuously since I was 16 (12 years), and I have had the same thorn in my side the entire time. SEO is what drags me down.
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is an art form that I have yet to master. I have finally discovered a way to make it sexy. Search engine marketing experts can take that not so glamorous part of marketing and make it sexy.
One of my favorite mantras is to never pay someone to do something you can do yourself. Well, in this case, I can’t do it myself, and I don’t want to. (I know, that sounds bratty!) A search engine marketing firm can combine every skill set included in SEO to help insure that your website is not only on the front page of Google (or other big search engine) but also help it place in the top few spots. Some experts say that if you aren’t in the first 4 spots on Google, then you don’t exist on the internet. That’s bold!
Search engine marketing firms are not only for search engine rankings, they can also help with social media. Social media is the new way of getting attention. In today’s world, some consumers look to Facebook and Twitter before searching. This can make or break a company. Social media optimization helps insure that you are who the consumers find when looking for a new product or solution. There are many layers to social media that are hard for the novice to break through.
Even a branding dominatrix like myself needs help with some of the more technical aspects of marketing. So, enlist some help so you can concentrate on what you do best! Be your own dominatrix and let the master of SEO give you a hand.
|January 25, 2012||Posted by nighlon under Blogging Tips, Branding, Other, Reviews, Social Networks, Tech Tips|
As I am sure you have noticed, NighLon has a new look.
Even though I had been wanting to redesign, I accidentally changed my them (more on that and tips later). I wasn’t going to take on that challenge quite yet because I am participating in The SITS Girls 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. I have learned many things, and this is just the start of the second week. This week, I am taking a “look under the hood” of NighLon. This will include: checking for broken links, creating a best of page, making NighLon mobile friendly, and some other nitty gritty stuff. (I promise that you guys will benefit!)
I have already made some great blogging buddies and have some project in mind to work with them on. These guys have inspired me to write this post. We have all had so much fun sharing our tips, tools, secrets, and favorite websites.
Today, I am sharing one of my favorite websites, that I only discovered this week. I am already addicted.
Catchfree.com is basically my new go-to site. Catch free highlights the best of the web. There’s a catch though: Its only free services. AMAZING! Their tagline describes it perfectly: Perform everyday tasks for free.
One of the features I really like about it is that Its not just site-owner opinion, users also rate services and give critiques. You can even narrow searches down and see how closely the service matches your criteria. I have only begun to explore. This will definitely be my first stop when searching for useful web services.
Google: Watch out, I won’t be spending as much time sweet-talking you!
Some of the services featured on CatchFree are:
listen to children’s books
backup computer files
build a website
build a landing page
I stress that this is just a very few services highlighted at Catchfree.com
To all my readers (and SITSTAS) I hope you find this as beneficial as I do.
|December 24, 2011||Posted by nighlon under Blog Bling, Christmas, Fabulously Geeky, Holidays, Tech Tips|
Last year, we had a white Christmas…
This year, not so much!
It feels like October here!
However, if you blog on WordPress.com, you can have a white Christmas
1. Go to your dashboard
2. Click on Settings
3. Select General
4. Scroll to the bottom
5. Check “ Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th”
6. Enjoy the snow falling on your blog, even if its not in your yard!
|December 17, 2011||Posted by nighlon under Blog Bling, Christmas, Holidays, The Best of the Web|
Although I occasionally get irritated and threaten to delete it, I absolutely love GMAIL.
I love all the amazing things you can do with it to stay organized (more on that in another post).
I love the pretty backgrounds and the simplicity of it, while still being able to do just about anything from Gmail.
Most of all, I love all the new labs and other projects consistently released.
Its always nice to see companies doing cute Christmas things with kids, like Google/ Gmail does.
Last year, people all over the U.S. recieved special phone calls from Santa Claus.
This year, we can all talk to Santa ourselves!
Just call his Google Voice Number: 855-34-SANTA and leave him a message.
Of course, he is very busy and cannot personally return the messages, but he has a special surprise lined up this year.
Also, this year, you can have Santa send a personalized greeting to a loved one!
Just go to sendacallfromsanta.com and fill out the form.
Just be sure to do it just before you would like the message received!
Not only can you send these to children, but also adults. There are plenty of funny responses to fill in.
I will be sending these to my son, husband, inlaws, grandparents, cousins, niece, nephews, brother, mother…
and probably everyone else I can think of!
This is going to be so much fun, and I will probably be in trouble by the time Christmas is over!
On to the
Today’s blog is Em Jay & ME: THE KIND-HEARTED-BLOGGER-CAMPAIGN
Here, Jo-Annie encourages bloggers, as a community to band together and stop bullying.
When I think of bullying, I automatically think of elementary school bullies stealing lunch money.
However, in my short stint as a blogger, I have had my eyes opened to the bullying that happens in the blogosphere.
I won’t go into any details, because I choose to be better than that, but I have experienced it here.
I however, believe that the world would be happier and we would all be much more successful if we would work together, rather than against each other. Not only that, but why sink to that level. Other people are just going to look negatively at those who are mean.
Enter the Kind Hearted Blogger Campaign. Jo-Annie encourages us to sign the pledge and place a badge on your site.
She promises to link to whomever places the badge on their site.
I encourage all of my readers to go here and sign the pledge.
Its a simple way to do something good.
After all, It is Christmas!