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Best of the Bay voting ends Friday!


Voting ends September 30 for our 41st Best of the Bay. VOTE NOW for BEST OF THE BAY 2016!

Please vote only once, but tell all your friends and favorite businesses to vote for their favorites as well! Voting continues through September 28, and results will be published in our grand Best of the Bay issue in October. Have fun and please visit SF Bay Guardian for updates!    

In 1974, we launched the original Best of the Bay -- the first "Best of" by an alternative paper in the country -- and we've only missed one year since. Welp, we're back!

This is the Best of the Bay: The Rebirth edition, celebrating and honoring all the best people, places, and things that making living here truly "the best." On the following pages, you'll be able to vote in four major categories: CITY LIVING, FOOD & DRINK, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, and SHOPPING. Best of the Bay highlights local-based, independent businesses, people, and organizations that help make the Bay Area the best place to live in the world.

Please vote only once, but tell all your friends and favorite businesses to vote for their favorites as well! Voting continues through September 28, and results will be published in our grand Best of the Bay issue in October. Have fun and please visit SF Bay Guardian for updates! You Can Vote Here.


"Confessions of an Optimizer" A Success!

Alex Kahl spoke at the monthly Marin Green Drinks  on September 13, 2016. The monthly event is co-hosted by Jody Ceniceros and Alex Kahl and held at Lotus Cuisine of India restaurant in downtown San Rafael where we enjoy organic drinks and food as well.

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The talk on Search Engine Optimization was well received. Alex thanks everyone who attended for their participation. Next month on October 11 at the next Marin Green Drinks we'll be hearing from the Bioneers about their upcoming Conference.

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One of the "confessions" that Alex made is that the most important factor in search engine ranking is simply the right content, i.e. the right words. Adding unique relevant content to your website and then doing so regularly is a top priority when it comes to search engine optimization.

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Alex Kahl to Speak on Marin Green Drinks!

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Optimizer Alex Kahl speaking at Marin Green Drinks

The next Marin Green Drinks business mixer in Downtown San Rafael is on Tuesday September 13, 2016.
Co-host Alex Kahl of certified green business Kahl Consultants will offer his "Confessions of an Optimizer" and share online marketing advice for green business and nonprofits. In 2016 Kahl Consultants is celebrating their 20th anniversary. The short presentation will be followed by Q & A.
Marin Green Drinks is hosted by Lotus Cuisine of India Restaurant which is a certified green business in downtown San Rafael that offers excellent organic food and drinks and a great event location.
Bring your business cards and come network with people living and working as green as we can.
September 13th 2016, 5:30 PM
Lotus Cuisine of India Restaurant
704 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901

For more details visit Marin Green Drinks Facebook and click here.



SEO Tweaks


1. Add more text to your homepage with high key word density and internal links using keyword. subjects could be:
    a) short paragraph describing your site,
    b) short paragraph describing your business
    c) short paragraph about "why to learn a language"
    d) add all the most important key phrases to your home page

2. Add internal links using key words. I.e. link from one page to another and use keywords in the link.

3. Go over all pages and make sure all images have ALT tags and include appropriate key phrases.

4. Go over all pages and add keywords to meta tags (Home page first):
    title tag
    description tag
    keyword tag

    Caveat: any words used in the tags MUST be included in the body text of that page. Check to make sure all the keywords in the tags are also found in the text body on that page.

5. Increase key word density on home page and then other main pages.
    a) add more key words to the existing text on the page,
    b) add new text with key words

6. Include HTML heading (H1, H2, H3) tags and use keywords in the heading text.

7. Improve usability.
    a) Make sure all your FONT types, sizes and colors are uniform. Don't use more than 4 different font styles per page.
    b) Reduce the number of visible Menu items on the home page to < 8. Hide some menu items as submenus or pull down menus within other menu items.
    c) Increase body font size so it is easier to read.
    d) Convert text in images and PDFs to HTML

8. Integrate video
    a) Add videos to the YouTube channel we created for you. embed these videos in your site
    b) Add more videos to your website.
    c) Remove all FLASH videos and replace with embedded youtube videos.

9. Add more images.
    a) Minimum of one photo or video per page.
    b) Include ALT tags in all images
    c) LINK each images to some other relevant page

10. Create a NEWS page and add Facebook / Twitter / Blog feeds on this page.

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