3 Free and Easy Ways to Increase Your Web Presence!

3 Free and Easy Ways to Increase Your Web Presence!

Many of you have enough web savvy to know you need to have a presence on the Internet if you want to compete or be found. To increase your web presence for your business, organization or group for a location, particularly in a town, city or region, here are 3 Free & Easy ways to do this. It involves Google, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing and their local listings.  Local listings usually show when you do a search using a certain keyword combination that includes a business or organization as well as a city and state.  Example: “storefront window cleaner Loveland, CO” on Google search will result in Window King showing up right at the top.  The keyword phrase “whirlpool appliance repair Loveland, CO” will result in Jim & Dave’s Appliance showing at the top. Google Google, being the top dog in search engines, has a pretty good local listing service for your biz.  Think about it, how often do you hear the terms “I will google it” or “I will find it on Google?”  I don’t think I’ve ever heard “Let me Yahoo it” or “I will bing it.”   Anyway, on to the goal of this part of my blog. Go to http://www.google.com/local/add/businessCenter?gl=us&hl=en-US You will require a Google Account which can be any email address.  Make sure you use one either related to your business or one that you won’t change often.  I used a gmail account I’ve had for years.  Had I known where I was going with all this I would have used my business email address for this but alas, its too hard to change...
Can your Facebook get hacked?

Can your Facebook get hacked?

Answer: Yes it can! I recently received a wall post from my brother saying something like: “Check out this hot new site I found…” followed by a short link, which led me to what looked like a facebook (FB) page asking for my password.  Without even thinking, I typed in my password and hit enter.  Then I immediately realized what I had done so I went to my FB profile and changed my password.   I then contacted my brother who reported it to FB and changed his password. Apparently, a friend of my brother’s appeared to have posted a note (she was hacked too) on his wall leading to what looked like a FB page asking for his login and/or password. He thought it was legit. Next thing you know, it looked like he was posting on everyone else’s wall asking his friends to check out a certain business or “on-line” opportunity.  Some links asked for a FB login while other lead you to some get-rich-quick scheme. Important: As long as you are already logged into FB, you will never be asked for a login or password except when you want to make changes in your profile, like your password. The fake wall post may say something like “Here’s the best facebook apps in my opinion…” with a web link to a site asking you for your username password or to some kind of ad about making lots of money. Once they get your login information, they will then begin using your friends list to post the same information on their walls. Hope this helps. As far as...