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SEO Tip: How to Create Backlinks that Improve Your Website Popularity PDF Print E-mail

At Kahl Consultants we do a lot of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tasks for our customers.

As many of you know your website ranking in the search engines depends on many factors including how many backlinks there are to your website. This is how search engines define your Site Popularity.

Here is one simple way to GET MORE BACKLINKS!

Recall that backlinks are links TO your website FROM other sites. Only backlinks will increase your website popularity. You don't want to add links to your website!

So how do we improve the popularity of a website in order to increase the rank in the search engine results?

One way to get backlinks is to leave COMMENTS on other blogs. Then you simply include your website link in your comment. When your comments is approved you will have a free backlink!

This video showing you a trick to find blogs where you can leave comments with a backlink.

Use this trick to find appropriate blog sites for you to leave comments on.
This backlinks article also has more similar tips.

And remember, leave a useful comment and include some of your key words in your comment.

Good luck and let us know if you have questions.

 
Go Green and Get Certified PDF Print E-mail

Bay Area Green BusinessSo you want to go green with your nonprofit or small business? And you'd like a nice award or certificate to prove to everyone that you are indeed going green?

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the Bay Area Green Business Program is not that hard for businesses to join, since many of the requirements are multiple choice (as in "meet 3 of the following 5 requirements").

Kahl Consultants did not have to make changes at all, we managed to meet the requirements without any additional expenses or efforts (aside from filling out a questionnaire and going through an on-site audit). However we had already invested in green items such as energy efficiency, solar power, water conservation, recycling, and so on.

In Marin County, CA, there is an additional level of green certification called the Marin County Sustainable Partners Program. Kahl Consultants was one of the first companies to receive the Sustainable Partner award, and it was considerably more difficult to achieve certification than for the Bay Area Green Business Program.

Greeen AmericaAnother popular green certification is GREEN AMERICA's Green Business Seal of Approval, which Kahl Consultants received in 2010.You can learn more about the green aspects of Kahl Consultants in our Green Business section.

Are you interested in going green with your company or nonprofit? The key to going green is to start right away with the "low hanging fruit" (the easy steps) and then commit to doing regular improvements - across the board - over time.

 
Vanity Spam, Flattery Spam, and Business Networking Scams PDF Print E-mail

Do online scammers never sleep? There is a whole new wave of online SCAMS related to BUSINESS NETWORKING.

Have you received a SPAM from someone like the "National Association for Professional Networking" asking you to sign up for a business networking opportunity? Please be careful that you don't fall for these PHISHING attempts.

There are many similar emails and organizations offering business networking opportunities. Be careful if you get an and unsolicited email with a networking offer or similar offer for "special businesspeople like you".

Some of these spams come from real businesses with very shady practices, others come from complete and utter scammers. There is even a category for such spam - VANITY SPAM or Flattery Spam.

What are these scammers up to? First they mine your personal information online (quite easy nowadays). Then they ask for more additional personal information, for example in the guise of a "verify your profile" or "sign up for more information" request. They ask for phone numbers, company name, type of business, title... If you do answer you become a victim! You might as mail in a photocopy of your credit card with a sample of your handwriting.

Scammers change their names, websites and email addresses regularly. Here are just some sites and names to look out for:

Executive Who's Who 

National Association for Professional Networking

National Academic Networking Association

Distinguished Professionals Online

Learn more here:

http://www.spamdiary.com/category/vanity-spam/

Wikipedia Who's Who scam

 
KC Client Profile: Marble Bridge Funding Group - Your Bridge to Success PDF Print E-mail

logo.pngKahl Consultants client Marble Bridge Funding Group is your source to immediate cash to grow your business.

Since 1997, Marble Bridge has provided more than $500 million of funding to hundreds of companies. They provide ready cash through financing your accounts receivable and purchase orders.

For companies looking to grow, Marble Bridge is your bridge to success. As a direct lender they provide flexible, quick, reliable, custom funding solutions, and superior customer service.

Marble Bridge Funding Group is a progressive commercial finance company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out how Marble Bridge can help you:

  • Expand your business
  • Purchase additional inventory
  • Acquire larger customers
  • Get cash in 24-48 hours rather than waiting 30, 60 or even 90 days
  • Simply make the payroll

Since 1997 this privately held company has been financing growing businesses – from start-ups to companies with $100 million in sales – via a range of innovative programs:

  • * Account Receivable Financing
  • * Purchase Order Financing
  • * Receivables Management
  • * Other Related Financial Services

Marble Bridge also maintain a visible presence in the community, assisting government and private institutions that serve small businesses.

Contact Marble Bridge at:

Marble Bridge Funding Group, Inc.
1700 North Broadway, Suite 401
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone (925) 977- 8210
Fax (925) 977- 8212
http://www.marblebridge.com

 
Top Ten Business Networking Best Practices PDF Print E-mail

bni-networking.jpgAs a small business owner my years of networking at chamber mixers and other networking events has taught me some valuable lessons about networking.

I must admit that many of these are simply common sense, but it helps to keep them in mind.

Business network starts with showing up. After that every additional effort you put in will pay off.

Here are my Top Ten Business Networking Best Practices:

  1. Try various kinds of networking events
  2. Choose the events that are most suitable for you and your busienss
  3. Dress for the occasion (don't overdress, and definitely do not underdress
  4. Watch you manners and be polite
  5. Ask questions and LISTEN
  6. Karma works! Help others and you will receive (this is also known as "GIVERS GAIN")
  7. Be prepared! This includes (a) practicing your 30 second elevator pitch before the meeting and (b) bringing enough business cards and flyers to hand out.
  8. No hard selling!
  9. Have a good time and smile
  10. Follow up promptly

Do you have any additional networking tips for small business entrepreneurs? I'd love to hear your comments!

Here are links to a few recommended Marin County, CA networking opportunities:

San Rafael Chamber

BNI Power Lunch

Green Drinks

 

 
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