Your Website: Never EVER build your empire on someone else’s land

Your Website: Never EVER build your empire on someone else’s land. Do you “rent” your website? Or do you “own” your website? This post will explain the difference between the two and hopefully help you to make the right choice before you’re in too deep. There are many do-it-yourself website options right now aimed to help you build your website/blog. Wix WordPress.com Blogger BlogSpot SnapPages Edicy Breezy.com Homestead Weebly Squarespace Jimdo IM Creator GoDaddy has a built in builder I’m totally sure that I’ve missed a bunch of companies but that’s okay. I’m sure you get the point. Not all are responsive. That is, not all will automatically adapt your website design to be viewed properly on mobile devices. And in 2015, this is certainly critical. Some of these I’ve listed will allow you to export your website files (i.e. backup) but some won’t. There are pros and cons to each and every one of them but I’ll let you do the research on your own in case you are interested in what your options are. The point of this post, however, is this. Never EVER build your empire on someone else’s land. At every one of these “solutions,” you are essentially,
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5 Easy Steps to Top Title Tags

The Title Tag is a major factor in search engine optimization. Using it and using it correctly can make a major difference in your search engine results. This article will outline: What is the Title Tag? Where is the Title Tag? What Text Should I use in the Title Tag? How do I Insert the HTML Code for the Title Tag? How do I Utilize the Title Tag for Optimum Success? 1. What is the Title Tag? The title tag displays the name of the website page that both the search engine bots and we human surfers can see. The title tag should be different for each page of your site. It is reportedly the single most important factor that the search engine bots will index. When your website is displayed on the search engine results page (i.e. SERP), you’ll notice that the title tag IS the link text. The success or failure of your click-through rate (i.e. how often a surfer finds and clicks the SERP link) will be very dependent on the text in your title tag.   2. Where is the Title Tag? You can see your title tag displayed at the very top of your browser
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The Art of Networking in Person

Today, we welcome guest blogger Della Bercovitch of Della-gate. Please see her profile with a link to her website at the end of this post. As the social media phenomenon continues to grow online, many are spending more time on the computer. Some are trying to figure out what it all means and how they can benefit from online networking. We must keep in mind not to get lost in this digital world. It is still important to network in person. It is always a good idea to attend your local networking events. They are a good place to start building relationships. Remember networking is not about you and making a sales pitch about your business. It is about listening. First rule of thumb is to focus and listen to the other person and determine how you can help the person. Developing your listening skills and asking questions will impress the people you meet at networking events. Listening to someone else shows respect. When you ask thoughtful questions, it shows sincerity and builds trust. It shows an interest in someone’s opinions and thoughts. A few tips on listening and asking questions: To be a good listener you must give your
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