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hairymonkey hairymonkey is offline
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Thought we could have a thread where we exchanged blog links.

Here's mine. The only person following me at the moment is me! So I'll be glad of any support.

http://hairymonkeyshop.blogspot.com/
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I've been working with blogs for quite some time, but am mainly focusing on the one in my signature now, as I love writing on this topic (minimalist business and lifestyle teachings), and meet so many amazing people through what I'm doing.

The aim of the blog is to help people;

- Recognise where time is being wasted
- Simplify business to cut out unnecessary work
- Adapt business to make it a fun, enjoyable part of life
- Free up time to Live Life On Your Own Terms

Feel free to check it out

http://www.beyondnorms.com
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lordlancaster's Avatar lordlancaster lordlancaster is offline
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I try to set a good example by using the free blog tool that comes with the Shell LiveWIRE Social Network so mine is at:

http://www.shell-livewire.org/networ...ancaster/blog/

All Shell LiveWIRE members get one free when they sign up so it's a quick, easy and effective way to raise awareness of your business and give your SEO a boost/drive traffic back onto your main website.
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Our blog is off our main company domain

http://www.slotzz.co.uk/blog/

it news related to the market our products are in - so basically all things Apple. I'm setting up a personal blog at the moment will update with link soon

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Originally Posted by Dave Scotford View Post
People use those?!?
Haha, yeah it works surprisingly well. Connor 'Kaizen Print' McAuley uses these to good advantage.

It's a nice, quick and easy way to give your SEO a boost and particularly helpful for people that don't have a website or blog.

Even if you do, I did a little test last year which demonstrated the power of using the LiveWIRE Social Network to get to number 1 in the Google Rankings for certain words and phrases see http://www.googlegrope.com/winners
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Looking at that link now.... Basically it's who can cram the most keywords into their site as possible? Sounds productive....
It was just a bit of fun, but highlighted to me how well the Social Network is indexed by search engines.

That's why we're so popular with Chinese spammers because posting something on our Social Network guarantees them a certain amount of traffic and clickthroughs.

Obviously much better to write useful, informative content on the blog rather than spammy posts full of keywords. My recommendation is therefore to see the Social Network blog as a place to cut and paste your latest news which you've already written for your own website or blog. Chances are you'll get more reads and clickthroughs by doing more.
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Just so you can see our work....
Printing Belfast - The Kaizen Print company blog
Kaizen Print's Livewire Blog

We have a very specific online marketing strategy. Good content, well presented, frequently posted. We literally have 3 people now working on online marketing & although this is a long finger project, we're confident it will pay off
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Also, had to drop the Connor 'Kaizen Print' McAuley tag, as I ended up being introduced to people as Connor Kaizen
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Hi Dave,

are you meaning that the Social Network blog won't work on an iPad? If so, the site wasn't designed for iPad but we are planning on introducing a mobile version of the site and (hopefully) some apps this year which will ensure it works on all platforms. I'll be looking for testers too so will give you a shout...
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Another SEO benefit of the Shell LiveWIRE Social Network blogs

In reply to a question Connor asked me earlier, here's another benefit of using the Social Network blog to talk about your latest news...

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On the Shell LiveWIRE Homepage we have a new ĎLatest Site Activityí feed which pulls through all the latest blog entries, forum posts, news, articles and video on the site. So whenever you post a new blog entry it will not only appear on the Social Network but also on the main site homepage www.shell-livewire.org too
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I should add my virtual assistant blog in here then:
www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk

Enjoy!
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