Featured Article – Finding The Right
Keywords To Drive Traffic to Your Site
Tip of the Month – Search Engine Tools
- continued from last issue
New Websites - Basil Olive Oil Products Ltd.,
The Winding Path Soap Company and The Temple of Self-Ascension
What do you want to see?
Finding The Right Keywords To Drive Traffic to Your Site
As the Web continues to grow, users (including Canadians) are looking
online for information, goods and services in greater numbers than
ever before. Research says that anywhere from 50 to 85 percent of
users find Web pages through search engines. Therefore you really
need to optimize your site for search engines.
There are a number of things you can do to optimize it (see Sue
Studios' article, Improving
Search Engine Placements with Content). This article will deal
with keywords – something that confuses many of us.
Keywords are crucial because it's the keywords that bring traffic
to your site when users type them into a search box. There are a
number of things to consider when choosing the keywords that will
be the most effective for you and your business.
Read the full
Tip Of The Month
Search Engine Tools - continued from last issue
Number of Indexed Pages
Go to just about any search engine and type site:www.yourdomain.com.
The search engine will then tell you how many of your pages
it has indexed.
Monitor Your Position in Google
No need to waste time clicking through hundreds of Google
search results looking for your site. This tool allows you
to enter a keyword and a domain name, and it searches Google
to see where your domain is positioned. Go to http://www.cleverstat.com/google-monitor-query.htm
to download the setup file. Then just install.
See How Important Sites Are
The Google Toolbar is an indispensable tool. One of the things
it can tell you is the "importance" of every site
you visit (in Google's eyes at least). You've probably heard
a bit about PageRank or PR. PR is Google's measure of the
importance of a site. Basically, the higher your PR, the higher
your ranking. This tool gives you a snapshot of the PR of
every site you visit. Go to http://toolbar.google.com.
Monitor What Sites are Linking to Yours
Google News Alerts and Google Web Alerts will tell you who's
linking to your site. Simply set up an alert to be notified
when Google finds www.yourdomain.com.
Olive Oil Products Ltd. - Learn about the benefits of olive
oil and where you can purchase Basil Olive Oil line of products.
Winding Path Soap Company - purchase online a wide range of
soaps, lotion, creams, perfumes and other bath and body products.
Temple of Self-Ascension - a website that will guide you on
your own path of self ascension.
Sue Studios offers a great referral program!
The program will consist of:
- $25 Cdn for a referred clients' site that is selected from the
template packages or templates
- $50 Cdn for a referred client's site that is over $1500
- even more money for larger sites!
Check out our website
for more details and to sign up.
Ocean Shores Enlightenment Expo Aug 7 - 8, 2004
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
Description: A new age expo. Details to follow on website
Contact: Leah Mueller
Phone: (503) 282-7261
A Celebration of Psyche & Soul, Sept 4-5, 2004
Location: Whistler BC
Description: A weekend of learning, enlightenment and spiritual
bliss. Held at the Telus Conference Centre.
Phone: (604) 982-0099
BC Women's Show Sep 18 - 19th, 2004
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria, B.C.
Description: Showcasing Products and Services to the people
that make 85% of the purchasing decisions - Women!
Phone: (250) 472-6410 or (866) 472-6410 (toll free)
Reiki Drumming & Reiki Drumming Practitioners’ Workshop
Oct 16 & 17, 2004
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Description: Experience this powerful two-day workshop,
on combining Level Two+ Reiki with Shamanic Drumming. Bring your
hand drum with either a natural or synthetic head. Please visit
my website to view the flyer, then read the story in my newsletter.
Sponsored through Aura Wellness Centre. Instructor: Barbara McKell.
Contact: Lyn Ayre
Phone: (604) 524-8565
Vancouver Health Show Oct 16-17, 2004
Location: Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Description: Exhibitors include: organic foods, health
food retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, practitioners, natural
clothing companies, essential oil outlets - anyone contributing
to the health wave!
Tel: 250-920-0992 or 1 800 563-9994 (toll free)
Vancouver Wellness Show Feb 4-5, 2005
Location: Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Description: Western Canada’s largest and most successful
showcase of its kind. The impact of having varied and numerous
health-related exhibitors, activities and seminars at one time,
ensures a comprehensive program for everyone. The Wellness Show
is the West Coast’s premiere event for all aspects of healthy
and vital living!
If you have any events that you think other practitioners such
as yourself would be interested in attending, please send the details
to me and we will include them in the next newsletter!
Any suggestions, comments or recommendations on what you would
like to see in this newsletter, please pass it on to me.
Thanks and happy reading!