Monthly Archives: January 2009

Through the Looking Glass…Killer SEO Tools

Through the Looking Glass…Killer SEO Tools

DISCLAIMER: As far as the internet goes, I am a hack. I know very little about what most of the stuff I’m going to share with you.

On the other hand, I think the information provided by these tools does provide insight into how your website is ranked and what you can do about it. At the very least, it provides enough understanding about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that you will have a better shot at knowing what your web consultant is saying.

The sites below provide tools for understanding how your keywords are working, the density of them, how the web crawlers find and rate your content. For example: Content is king, so much so that if you pack your content with keywords you may find your site sliding down the rankings. The search engines are looking for a balance of 3 to 7% of the text being keywords. Anything past that is considered keyword spamming. I didn’t even know there was such a thing.

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How To Choose Business Plan Assistance

How To Choose Business Plan AssistancePeter Mehit, WhiteBoard Partners

We have rewritten many business plans that were purchased from companies, real world and internet, that didn’t do what the buyer wanted causing them aggravation, wasted time and money. While some of the providers were unscrupulous, the majority of the time the problem was caused by a difference in expectations. To avoid this, you need to understand exactly what you’re buying.

Why are you writing a business plan?

If you’re writing a business plan as an exercise, then any method will probably produce acceptable results. But if you’re drafting a business plan because you want to have a map to success that details both the risks and rewards as well as exposing your blind spots, the process you use to make the plan is as important as the plan itself.

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Hernando de Soto – IT’S ABOUT PAPER NOT BUBBLES: Stopping the Meltdown

IT’S ABOUT PAPER NOT BUBBLES: Stopping the Meltdown

I recently received the following mail from Marshall Thurber, who studied and worked with R. Buckminster Fuller and W. Edwards Deming as well founded the Positive Deviant Network, about an article written by Hernando De Soto. Mr. De Soto, a Peruvian economist whose work focuses on the impact of the absence of a formal property ownership system in under-developed countries and how that lack of rights leads to endless poverty. Mr. De Soto has won numerous awards including the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty and the Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement by the Bradley Foundation.

In this article, with Marshall’s preface included, Mr. De Soto discusses the real causes and dangers of our current economic situation:

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