SEO Book Contents

1. Introduction

SEO or Search Engine Optimizatin is all about getting found when people search for your products and services online. Getting found online can be the difference from being a big business or out of business.

2. The basics

Before we begin our journey into search engine optimization lets take a look at…

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10 Places You Can Create A Free Backlink To Your Website

Backlinks are the most important thing when it comes to determining your search engine ranking. Yes, there is some on-page search optimization you should be doing but backlinks are where the rubber meets the road. Backlinks ensure your website gets crawled by Google, and pass authority to your website. Google uses that link authority to…

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New Feature - Files and Folders

This week we introduced a new and improved file manager. You can now find the Files and Folders application on your dashboard. This is a centralized location where you can manage and organize your files.

Click the upload button to upload files from your local computer. You can upload multiple files at the same…

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How To Choose A Shipping Method

When starting an online store one of the challenges many people face is shipping. Shipping has a lot of dependencies. In this article I'm going to try and break down those dependencies and help you determine the right shipping choices for your business.

1. Packaging

Are your selling something small and lightweight? Are you selling something large…

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New Feature - Add Embed Code To Blog Posts

This week we've added a new feature to the WebStarts blog application. You can now add embed codes to your blog. This is perfect if you have podcasts, videos, and other widgets hosted on third-party services like Soundcloud, Spotify, and Podbean.

You can find the new feature by logging into your account and clicking the Blog…

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How To Make Money Selling Websites

For years I've written about the virtues of running an online business. Online businesses facilitate a solution to many of society's perceived problems. Whether it be parents not spending enough time with their kids all the way to unnecessary pollution from daily commutes. And now we're looking at changes to our way of life that…

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What Is Social Proof and Why Do I Need It?

The web is full of abandoned websites. How often do you go to a website, submit a contact form and never hear back from anyone? For me, it's too often. Over time I've learned to stay away from websites that look abandoned or as I like to say "nobody's home". One of the…

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5 Ways To Get People To Read Your Emails

Here are 5 ways to get people to read your emails.

1. Make sure they get into the inbox.

If your emails go to the spam folder or are blocked completely they're not going to get read regardless of how well written they are.

2. Create compelling subject lines.

Just like going to the spam folder, if your email…

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5 Tips For Choosing A Domain Name

Your domain name is the web address people are going to type into their browser to find your website. So there are some things to keep in mind when choosing one for your website. In this article I'm going to share 5 tips for choosing a domain name.

1. Keep it short.

The fewer characters in your…

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13 Work At Home Ideas

There's never been a better time to start working from home than now. This is a guide to help you do that. The first thing you'll need to do is decide what you'd like to do for work. Whichever work at home idea you decide to pursue you're going to need a website. It's easy…

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How To Add Payhere To Your Website

Payhere is a dead simple way to collect credit card payments online. It's perfect if you're collecting a deposit, recurring subscriptions, and donations. They provide an elegant checkout that won't confuse your customers and they charge only a small percentage of each transaction. Here's how to add Payhere to your WebStarts website.

1. Sign up…

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How To Create Good Looking Images For Your Website

Good looking images are one of the main things that make your website look good. You can have a great layout but without nice photos and graphics your site isn't going to look great. This article is all about how to create images that look good on your website.

1. Distortion

Stretching an image disproportionately…

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10 Places To Promote Your Online Store

The biggest challenge to selling online is getting traffic to your website. Here are 10 ways you can drive more traffic to your online store. If you don't have an online store and you're looking to start one sign up for free at

1. Google

Everyone wants to be on top of Google. When people…

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