Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Launch of New Website: Loving Big Families

February 17, 2014, a new project, Loving Big Families-- Raising Big Families, One Child at a Time, was unveiled. This new website for parents and caregivers to large families has much to offer. As a mother to 4 and vast experience involving parenthood, the mission for this website is to promote healthy families and offer support for the struggles of raising families in today's society.

Here's more about the new website:

Raising any family is tough, but when you have a large family, that job becomes even harder. You have so many little souls to look after while trying to be a husband/wife and balance everything life throws at you. Sometimes, it's hard to be sure each child's needs are met fully as you constantly juggle a crazy, busy but completely amazing life.

When you're raising a big family, moments of pure awesomeness are maximized, while other days you're beginning to wonder if you're losing your sanity as you're pulled in every direction. But, then you take a step back and realize as crazy as it might be, you are surround by more love in your home than most families will ever get to experience. It's a wonderful and truly amazing thing to be raising a big family.

Loving Big Families is all about what it entails to raise a large family-- the good and the bad. Whether your big family was planned or not, consists of a blended family, or any other situation that may have happened to land you with your own family basketball team, Loving Big Families is here for you.

It's more than just a support network and tips to help you manage day to day. It's real mothers, fathers and caregivers sharing exactly what it's like to be raising big families...one kid at a time.

Loving Big Families has much to offer parents and even children. We all know how expensive it is to raise big families, so there's a Frugal Living center and a Couponing center to help your family save money. For the kids, there's an awesome Kids Corner with many great activities for children and parents.

Loving Big Families also offers a few things for the parents, other than just the blog. You'll find a Recipe section, a Stuff We Love center and even a Mail Box for you to explore. For those of you who would like to contribute, there are guest posting opportunities and even opportunities to become a regular contributor

You'll also enjoy many giveaways and other excellent gifts for those who follow Loving Big Families.


Let's help one another on our parenting journey as we raise big families, one kid at a time....

Monday, February 10, 2014

*GIVE AWAY* Enter for Your Chance to Win

It has been quite a while since I've done a give away, so I figure it's time to get one in gear.

I'm running a give away on my website the Fundamentals of SEO!

So, here's the deal-- to enter to win, you must be a Facebook follower of the Fundamentals of SEO. If you're not following already, be sure to head over and like the Fundamentals of SEO. Next, leave a comment on the post or on the Facebook page with your best SEO or digital marketing tip. You have until February 21st to do so, at which point voting will begin. Winners will be announced February 28th.

1st Place-- Free ebook or print copy of The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe and a free website or social media consult for optimization and marketing.

2nd Place-- Free ebook or print copy of The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe

3rd Place-- Free website or social media consult for optimizing and marketing.

Again, here's how to enter to win:

1. Head over to Facebook to make sure you're following the Fundamentals of SEO.

2. Leave your best tip for SEO or digital marketing

It's that simple. So, tell your friends so they can enter to win too.

*Voting begins February 21st

*Winners announced February 28th

Monday, February 3, 2014

Top Posts from January 2014

Now in the 2nd month of 2014, here's a look back at the top posts from January 2014:

Low Cost Online Marketing for Small Businesses
Often, I speak with many new and small business owners who don't market their business, which only hurts their overall success. The most common reason I hear why they aren't marketing their business is because they just don't have the money right now. The second most common reason, they don't know how. What many small business owners don't understand is the fact that you can easily learn how to market and you can do so without spending a fortune. Once your budget does allow a little extra, you can find low cost online marketing professionals to help you take your business to the next level.

Content Tips for eCommerce Websites
Many webmasters forget a critical component when developing an eCommerce website-- quality and relevant content. As you try to promote your products on an eCommerce site, it's easy to primarily focus on marketing your products, but what about your website's visitors? What's going to make them continue to return to your site after they've made a purchase? What will set your website apart from your competitors? The answer is simple-- quality and engaging content.

Top SEO Predictions for 2014 and What You Can Do
Every year, the rules to SEO change and Google always throws something new into the mix. Trying to stay ahead of the game before the latest algorithms and trends occur can be a challenge, but there are a few indicators about what's going to happen this year in terms of SEO. The top SEO predictions for 2014 aren't very drastic right now; however, there are some things you're going to want to do to stay ahead of your competition.

Creating Links that Appeal to Website Users
Internal link building is an essential component for your website's on-site traffic. Plus, it aids with user navigation. Both of these are critical when it comes to traffic, ranking, and the overall user experience. It's an easy way to boost your on-site traffic and provides your visitors with what they want, right? Yes, but only if it's done correctly. Website owners often don't understand there's more to creating links than simply hyperlinking. Tiny mistakes can produce huge consequences in terms of your on-site traffic and navigation of your site.

Future for QR Codes and Their Replacement
The future for QR codes has recently been a hot spot for discussion. The once thriving advertising method, now appears to be dead in the water. But, to others, the future for QR codes remains strong. Who doesn't love the easy advertising with the tiny dots? Simply point your phone and click, right? Not so fast. There are new methods many feel are going to replace QR codes, such as Clickable Paper.