Free Online Advertising: The Best Places for More Exposure

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In recent years, the scope and significance of online advertising has greatly increased.

Business organizations have realized the importance of advertising their products and services, while targeting specific audience based on demographics and other criteria. These days, you can easily find many posts about where and how to advertise a business online.
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Top 3 free web directories

DMOZ - the best free web directory out there.
For a webmaster worth his or her salt a good directory is priceless – the more so if it happens to be free for usage. Unfortunately, most directories charge for inclusion, while delivering little or any real value. And of course, of those sites that are listed as “free” either present little reason to list with them or require reciprocal links.

The problem with reciprocal links is that they are a violation of Google TOS, and that can result in blacklisting which is the exact opposite of what a webmaster wants.
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Internet Advertising – Where and How to Do it?

Online advertising growth over the years
In the last few years, internet advertising has become one of the most common, popular and effective ways of advertising your products and services. Its scope has significantly increased. Due to this, people have divided online advertising into many different categories, including email marketing, direct response marketing, web marketing and more.

Contrary to the common notion, online advertising is not just related to online businesses. Even offline businesses have been promoting their products and service on the internet. In fact, many business models have adopted this concept of marketing and promotion.

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Google has penalized guest posting

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Some of you are aware that Google has penalized guest posting. Despite the fact that Matt Cutts clearly stated two or three times Google’s opinion on guest posting, people continued to do it. MOZ specialists, on their forums, were vouching for this method of getting backlinks as being one of the best.

Yeah, it’s true, guest posting was one of most-used link-building techniques over 2-3 years. Almost everyone who ever accepted a contributor on his blog must have gotten spammy e-mails from various “SEO-ers” (quotes used with purpose…), all of them containing the same spam: “I have an aaawesomeeee article which fit your niche, blah blah.“Often, that awesome article contained a DO-follow link with no relevancy whatsoever to the article.

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The amazing cliff top monasteries from Greece

Greece has two of the most important orthodox monasteries in the world: the Monasteries of Athos and the Monasteries of Meteora. In Greece, the Church is one of the most important state institutions. The Greeks are known all over the world for their outstanding churches, monasteries and chapels. In fact, the legends say that some islands have more churches than houses.

Meteora means suspended in the air, because indeed, the 6 monasteries encompassed in this compound are situated on top of the strange, but breathtaking pinnacles that rise towards the sky, just beyond the town of Kalampaka, in the northeast corner of Thessaly. 64 gigantic rocks rise from the ground in the heart of northern Greece. The magnificent landscape has been sculpted by wind and water over thousands of years.
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Body modifications: tattoos, body piercing and scarification

Body modification is not a very modern trend, as the young think. Tattoos, piercing and scarification originate in Africa, South Asia and Middle East. History shows that tattoos have always been associated with paganism, shamanism, heathen (Baal worship) and occult mysticism. A shaman is an intermediary between the natural and the supernatural worlds, who is in direct contact with spirits.

Tribal people used to decorate their bodies with images that were thought to be able to banish the evil from their village. Tattooing was often a magical rite, linked to scarification and the tattooing process involved complex rituals and taboos, known only to the shaman and his tribe.
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How To Build Local Links For Your Law Firm

If you're looking for a way to get a hand up over your local competitors, local link building is the way to go.

Many people are overlooking it in their internet marketing strategies, and it can easily be much more rewarding than simply focusing all of your efforts on general link building.

Localization is starting to play a bigger and bigger role in search engine result pages as well as other GPS enabled services on mobile devices.

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What Is The Hummingbird Update?

Google released a Hummingbird update in September and nobody noticed until they announced it in October.

Interestingly, this is also the first time since 2001 that the search algorithm has changed so dramatically. Hummingbird is an evolved form of the previous algorithm and the goal for Google is to return much better results to its users that are relevant and useful. The name Hummingbird was chosen because this update is supposed to be, “precise and fast”.

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Become A Power User And Get Your Content Noticed

Whether you want to promote your own blog, website, or work at an agency and want to boost a clients web hits, there are a number of avenues you can go down.

One is some good old fashioned PR. Do something different and tell the press all about it. A tactic a number of UK companies apply is to do some research and publish the results. Headlines such as “68% of business leaders prefer Twitter over Facebook as a marketing tool”are bound to get a number of technology news sites publishing your content.

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Coupons And E-Commerce – The Stats Behind The Campaigns

When companies want to promote their business, many use online discounts and coupons instead of the usual above-the-line media or outdoor advertising.

The reason is simple it is quick, it is measurable and it has the potential to really take off and encourage sales. What is the most effective way to run an online discount or coupon campaign in an already saturated market such as social media? What are the factors which contribute to the success or failure (or even backfire) of a promotion?

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