January 2012

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Introducing SocialBizzle.com


I met with Lee and Ali last year to talk about SocialBizzle.com and how CatN vCluster could help their business grow not only through stable, fast hosting, but also through a partnership with CatN. My objective is to build an eco-system of innovative, creative businesses who can offer additional services to CatN customers. SocialBizzle certainly fit the bill, and we’re currently discussing how we can work together.

SocialBizzle came to us with a problem. Their current hosting was slow, and they were concerned about downtime. Reputation is everything, so downtime is a disaster for a new business! CatN ticked all the boxes as a fast, stable hosting company, and our vCluster product was perfect for their needs. With a simple payment structure which allowed SocialBizzle to scale, and a platform designed specifically for hosting PHP application like WordPress, vCluster was the perfect solution.

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Link Building For Your Site

Link building is one of the, if not the most important parts of any SEO campaign, it is also one of the hardest and most time consuming.

However there are easier ways to build links, some of which I mentioned at the end of an earlier post (Getting your site indexed), but these links are not very powerful and are only really good for getting your site indexed.

There are many ways you can build links to your site, some of which I have listed below.

The good Ol’ fashioned link request emails

This tactic has been around for a long time, is probably one of the most used, and can provide the best return, you can potentially gain a lot of quality links by simply asking Webmasters to link to your site. This tactic works much better with more established sites with some authority rather then new sites.

The only problem with this is that it can be very time consuming and with more web savvy site owners today they are sometimes reluctant to place a link on their site, as this would negatively affect their Google page rank.

A good trick when using this tactic is to provide something in return, for example I check the Webmasters site for crawl, code and SEO errors and inform them on these before asking for a link, I then keep a conversation going with them until eventually I ask for a link.

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Add Banner to your WordPress.org Plugin Page


Feel your WordPress plugin page needs a little something more? Then try adding a banner!

It seems this little under advertised feature of the WordPress.org plugin directory is really easy to do and makes your page look that much better. I recently added a banner to Simply Poll plugin page and it looks really swish now.

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