It is well known one of the most important techniques to increase rankings is backlinks. Google in fact started its ranking algorithm based on the number of other websites that have links to yours. If someone puts a link to your site, they are in fact approving or recommending your website in a way, and that’s how Google sees it. If your website has 5 links to it from other sites, compared to your competitor who has 1000, then your competitor clearly has a site worth linking to, and its rankings will reflect that.
This blog describes a great way to increase backlinks to your website without costing anything.
Having a busy schedule means I find it hard to update Twitter often so I am always looking at ways to help. Although it is recommended to write and post the tweets yourself to provide a human interaction, there are a number of automated tweeting systems that can compliment your usual tweeting schedule and make life easier. One such system is Twitter Feed.
Part 1 of my Google Apps Blog series describes what GMail is and the benefit of using it over conventional email accounts with your hosting provider for example.
Google Apps (or Google Products) is a collection of free, browser based, online tools from Google that can dramatically improve your productivity and save costs by replacing commercial systems like Microsoft Outlook. A list of all the free free products Google provide can be found at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/options/. To access all these tools all you need is a free Google account.
Part 2 of my Google Apps Blog Series describes what Google Documents is and the benefit of using it over conventional office applications like Microsoft Office.