Monday, December 17, 2007

To blog, but how often for SEO

This is part of my blog I wrote some where else, but it made sense to discuss it here for SEO blogging. Enjoy:

Sell through Barter Network

Barter Items

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Our friend and adviser Steve White is the CEO of ITEX Corporation, a small business Barter and Trade Exchange Network. Before we tell you the full scope of this blog, you may be wondering, some thing. So what is a Barter or Trade Small Business trade exchange network? Yes, you guessed it, that is what we intended to write this Barter blog about, No pun intended. buying a book, photo-blog,

Barter has been around as long as humans have been trading or doing business. Before, there was big business, I am sure you remember there was small business. In today’s complex business environment, we can’t even talk about big business, small business have unique needs and so that would be where ITEX Barter a Trade Exchange network fits in. ITEX is a professional Barter network that helps 22,000 professional business trade their goods and services. How does a Barter Network work, and is this good for your business? If you want to grow your small business, we think you should definitely use a professional Barter network.

If you are a small business, there is no doubt you probably have traded your products or services for others. We often do this not only to barter items that we don’t want, but to reach new customers, to reduce costs, and to grow our small business. We have blogged recently about how barter items can within a trade exchange network can actually help us find a product for our home. But, the key here is to not do this lightly or look at it in a small way. Bartering for your small business, can actually help you grow your business in a significant way, but, a big but that is on the size of the Barter network you belong to. Carpet Sale photo blog trade from

If you just Barter or trade with another person your choice of getting a product you really want is low. But if you barter with another small business part of a large trade exchange network such as ITEX you get to choose from 22,000 other product/service providers. So how does all this work? You become a member of ITEX and get started with your Barter dollars. Does it cost anything? Well, yes a small membership fee gets you started and makes sure it’s a professional trade exchange network. The small fee also makes sure that the Barter network and all small business follow a legal and official federal law for taxes etc.

So join ITEX today and start to trade your Barter items through the professional trade exchange network.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

To blog or not to Blog, that is the Question?

I read an interesting post a few months ago and it said to not blog everyday. At the time, I thought it was not such a good idea. But since that day, I have been blogging less and less. I wonder to my self about Quality versus quantity, and quality wins. Too bad for the SEO value of blogging everyday is higher, Google puts significant emphasis on external links coming in to your site or blog. And, also on blog type fresh content, I am not saying that is bad, because I don't know of a better way.

Content is not always king as we know from SEO and top search results. I noticed that for a friends Silver Jewelry site that I am SEOing, that they need a minimum of 1000 links to get on the first page. I hate to admit, but contextual links with proper keywords really is the key. Google does mix up is SEO ranking mix, as we discussed a few weeks on the topic of where to blog. We noticed and told you blogging on eBay if you can, Matt Cutts even mentions that if you sell stuff on eBay the better. So go sell stuff, for SEO? Well at least be real, not spam and blog on eBay.

Back to our topic of how often we should blog? I have chosen to not blog everyday on my SEO blog templates blog, because I really want it to be about quality. To blog well or to write well, one needs to focus on creativity of expression and real value to it readers. Blabbing about a topic just for SEO blogs value is no good, but some times necessary and we see people doing it. This will over time lead to demise of the cache of the blogging industry, but the great and well thought out bloggers/writers will win again.

Till than, blog your way to the Top!
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