Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Number one way to increase your blog traffic

Is your blog out of date?
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Here's my number one recommendation if you are looking to increase your blog traffic:

DO IT!  

Blog often and if you haven't updated since last year or your first blog post where you are announcing your 'new blog!'...take it off.

I realize the irony in this post in that I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, consider it a reminder to myself to finish my editorial calendar!

In a previous blog that I maintained, I was able to increase website traffic 150% in a year by blogging one to two times a week.

For more pet peeves or ways to turn your website visitors off, here's a great HubSpot article: 15 Things People Hate about Your Website.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Important update for government contractors

Important update if you are registered in the Central Contracting Registration or want to do business with the government:

The Central Contracting Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) websites will be replaced by a new interface called the System for Award Management (SAM), managed by the General Services Administration. Existing CCR and ORCA registrations will transfer automatically to the new SAM website, when it is launched. Businesses registered in CCR should look to renew their profile information, update ORCA (if due), and maintain a print copy of these records. 

It is anticipated that the transition of systems will take place this summer, and the District Office will look to inform you of the date for the new website launch, when this information is solidified.  

SBA newsletter, 03.05.12