Useful Directory Listing for YOUR Business Backlinks

Just a quick snippet today.  if you have a business of any description, you need to build up your online presence.  Entries in online directories are an excellent way to generate backlinks that point to your site and give Google and other search engines a “vote” that says you are worth looking at. Here is one such directory: UK Small Business Directory Or local businesses can add links to the business directory at Stanwix in Carlisle, where the stanwix.info website does the job of providing local community information. Stanwix.Info Business Directory The more links you have pointing your way, the more authority you have in the eyes of the search engines and the nearer you rise to the 1st pages of Google listings. If you would like advice on a strategy...

A Very Different Kind of Challenge for 2010 – The Great Climb

A Very Different Kind of Challenge for 2010 – The Great Climb

The Previous Challenge was all about marketing and making an impact within your chosen niche, not a huge chance of tearing skin muscle and bone.  In life there are many kinds of challenge.  How do you fancy the chance to tackle an overhanging (150 ft in 600 ft) cliff of Lewisian gneiss in the bonny Western Isles on a typical full on Scottish summer rainstorm? That’s the invitation that Dave McLeod and Tim Emmet received from BBC Scotland about a year and a half ago!  The brief was simple; find a line on the most overhanging part of Sron Ulladale on the Isle of Harris and do a trad first ascent of the line in the 5 1/2 hour live broadcast slot, no matter what the weather throws at you. The result has been the most absorbing TV adventure epic I have ever had...

The Challenge 2010 – #tc10

Well yesterday brought the start of module 4 of the Challenge 2010.  So far I have been very impressed with the thinking behind the structure of the materials presented by Ed Dale, GuruBob and the rest of the team. The completely free tutorial series is teaching newcomers and golden oldies alike, how to research FIRST; gradually refining your focus through niche and micro-niche, to find a theme key word and related category keywords that will provide a platform for a blog that helps you to enter a market.   Market Samurai is the tool that helps you to suss out the likely ease of breaking into a market. Over the past year I have made use of this increasingly powerful software to find niches where I can try to offer some value to other people.  I am not going to...

Santiago de Compostela- The End of Heather’s Camino

After 780km of walking, Heather has arrived at journey’s end.  The final day of the Camino was sadly let down by the weather.  After all the heat and the dust, just when you’d like a bright and colourful day; what does it do?  Tries to do an English Summer’s day!  Now that’s no way to treat a lady! Santiago and this is the last – probably! Well, I suppose you want me to write that there were bells, trumpets, full orchestra, banners, flags, dancing when I arrived in Santiago, don´t you! Let us first go the night which was OK apart from an Italian man a) snoring b) leaving his foot smell to waft around and c) already having got my back up by tending to the weedy female he was with who kept meeowing, a bit like a baby.  That is when she...

Belly Ache and Respect on the Camino

It’s hard to believe that the summer has passed by almost and Heather is actually on the last few laps of the walk.  I’m a couple of days late posting this so I’m hoping that the ominous silence in the email department isn’t the gutaches catching up with her. Pride Cometh Before a Fall Part Three Hi Everybody, I´ve fixed my walking sandals with superglue so they should be good for a few hundred more kms. Trainers are still going strong even with the bottoms not quite all there in one piece, so to speak. I had a wonderful moment today – as I said, The Camino is not now what it was as it´s now full of people having joined for the last 100 km.  I probably forgot to say as well that you have a credential which allows you to stay at the...