Google’s Matt Cutts – Get Better Visibility on Google

There are many misconceptions about getting your site indexed in Google. There is a lot of information available on the internet, but still it seems that many webmasters do not really understand how Google works when it indexes new websites.

In the interview, Cutts advises the public on how to get better website visibility in Google. It is a lot easier than you might think and contrary to popular belief, it’s not rocket science. A few ideas from from the interview include:

  • Think about what people are going to type to want to come to your site .. and make sure those keywords are on your page
  • Title tags matter because that is the first thing readers will see when they search on Google.
  • Why the Description tag is also important for visibility on Google‘s Search Results Page.
  • Why blogs are important for building community and backlinks.
  • How to add your blog to be indexed by Google.
  • Adding a Sitemap to Webmaster Central for fine tuning your searchability.

Small Steps to Better Blogging Productivity

Blog Commenting can be a very valuable addition to your arsenal of tools in trying to rank higher in the search engines and drive traffic to your site.

Blogs have been used on the internet as sources of information and human expression. They come in different forms ranging from business blogs to personal blogs, and from specific areas like travel and sports. Here is a technique that introduces a way to use blogs as leverage for traffic generation into your own website. This technique is a great way to get those desired links for your site. And more than that, this is a more of a relevant and meaningful way to attach your link. As much as possible, we want to avoid being branded as cheap or worse, spam.

Thus let us learn about the use of valuable blog commenting.

Blog Commenting

This works by searching blogs in websites, preferably top blog sites like www.blogger.com and www.wordpress.com. These awesome sites have thousands of bloggers in them. You may want to fish into these rich, deep waters. So assuming you are planning to promote your website about network marketing, you may want to search blogs about network marketing or mlm, also maybe about internet marketing. Then you’ll do the 5 step process we will introduce here in order to create valuable blog commenting. This will work magic since unlike most blog commentaries; valuable blog commenting possesses sincerity of intention, relativity to the subject, and connection of common interest. There will be a 7/10 ratio or a 70% chance that your endorsed links will get through by the use of this process, contrary to the usual slim 20% probability that most cheap blog commentaries get.

There is sure way to get your blog commenting running straight up to the trash can. That is through the use of cheap blog comments. Familiar lines like “Awesome Page, please check mine at www.blahblahblah.com.” are a big no no in the marketing arena. Simply put – there are no shortcuts to success. You have to earn it yourself. There is a valuable way to post blog comments. And this is done through the use of our 5 step process. Here it is:

The first process is to read the blog. That might sound simple. But our brains can trick us to assume that we already know what the blog is usually. So we are not reading at all, but assuming. Take the wisdom of the fully-filled glass of fowl water. Because it is full, it cannot take in new and fresh spring waters. So when we read the blog, make sure you really read it with an open mind.

The second process is to understand. This will only happen if we already did the first process. Have we figured out what the blog is really about? Or you rush in to post your cheap comment without really understanding the whole point of the blog. Understanding is the key to developing valuable responses and comments.

Third process is to relate. This is where connection happens and your comment becomes valuable because is it relevant to the point. We may consider relating our own personal experiences to the blog. How can I relate to the blog? Do I have something valuable to say?

Blog Commenting

If you do, then it is time to go to the fourth process. After reading, understanding and relating to the main point of the blog, then it is time to post your valuable blog comment.

Watch and see this process work wonders for you and your business.

And of course, the last and final step of the process is to attach the link of your website to your blog commentary.

Everything will go easily now as long as you have already followed the initial 4 Steps to creating valuable blog commenting.

The last step may not be necessary on some commenting forms as the form itself has a spot for you to enter your website. If that is the case you don’t need to enter your website in the body of your comment.

This process really works. Try it and see for yourself. If you do intend to use blog commenting you should also allow commenting on your own blog to give other people the same benefits you are going after.

[Be Different]: Create a Visual Resume

So you’ve delved into the world of social media and want to start using the tools to build your online presence. You started with cleaning up your Facebook profile of incriminating alcohol-filled photos, you set up a professional profile on LinkedIn and maybe even signed up for Twitter. Yet job application after job application you are filling in the same information about your experience here and there, your education and qualifications and why you would like to work for this specific company. How is social media going to help when everybody just wants to see your CV or resume?

Why Have a Visual Resume

Be different.

Whilst there is a lot of value in having a tailored, up-to-date and effective paper resume on hand to send to potential employers (and here is a great presentation on how such a document should look like), you can also differentiate yourself through creating a document that is more visual, more interactive, more representative of who you actually are as a person and what you could bring to the company.

Visual resume allows you to make a different impression. You can be much more succint in your writing and also more persuasive. A picture is worth a thousand words and visual resume gives you the opportunity to show off some of your best projects or ideas in a way that is simply impossible to convey in text form. It also serves as a great way to finally prove those excellent presentation skills you claim to have!

Example of My Visual Resume

So how does a visual resume actually look like?

Want to create one for yourself?

Top Tips for Creating Your Visual Resume

  • Don’t write an essay –> Remember that you’re going for visual rather than text focus. You can put all the details on your text resume. In the visual version, focus on being concise and conveying ideas in clear terms.
  • Use quality images –> A visual presentation of yourself requires professional-looking images. To look for these try Flickr Creative Commons licensed photos.
  • Keep it short –> Do you really think a prospective employer will have time to click through your 100 slides?
  • Don’t just copy off your text resume –> You want to differentiate yourself from the rest of the applicants…so do it! Use different phrases, present interesting case studies, point to your side projects. Don’t lose your chance to make an impression simply by reiterating what the company has already seen.
  • Be innovative –> Following on from previous point: Think about what sort of content you could put in. Is there a way you can prove your expertise? Engaging and persuasive way to show off your references?
  • Find your voice –> A visual form of your resume will require employment of a slightly different tone than a factual text-based CV. Keep it professional but also show that you’re a person, ready to engage with your viewers.
  • Point the reader to your other social media outlets
  • Use Slideshare.net and make this an integral part of your online presence