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We'd like to congratulate Lounge Lizard for being the winner of this month's free hosting site. At the beginning of each month we will call up our own site's homepage. Whomever's site is the featured site when the page loads will get FREE hosting of one domain for one month. It's just our way of saying thank you.
Good inbound links will help your site attain higher
search engine rankings.
It's important the links to your Web site are from industry related sites and on-topic. If a reciprocal link is on a low quality page with links to every Tom, Dick and Harry then it won't count much. It doesn't matter if a link is one-way, reciprocal or three-way. It does matter if a link is on a related Web site. Links from high quality Web sites will help your rankings. Links from garbage sites won't.
If you want to improve your site's search engine rankings, try obtaining as many links INTO your site as you can from industry related sites.
Do you really know how well your Web site is performing?
Many site owners make the mistake of thinking that the more traffic they get
to their Web site the better, and they work towards this goal. It is far
better to focus your efforts on bringing in targeted traffic that will
convert to sales, reservations, or enquiries. To understand more accurately
how well a site is performing, and who is visiting the site, a good
statistics package is required, as well as an understanding of the data
these reports produce.
Google Analytics is a great application that Google provides absolutely free. It tracks all activity on your site, not just visits through Google. Reports show the number of visitors, depth of their visit, popular pages, time spent on your site, exit pages, and a plethora of additional data.
We're currently installing Google Analytics on all our client's sites that have signed up for our Site Submission Service for free and we'll gladly install it for anyone else. If you're interested in having Google Analytics installed on your site, just shoot us an e-mail and request it. The cost is a one-time fee of $39.
Help these folks by visiting their site. All ya'll will remember how hard it is to get those initial "hits" so the search engines notice your site. So take a minute and visit their site.