Terran Marketing Projects Update

It’s been a busy few weeks for us at Terran Marketing. I’m actually personally impressed with the amount we’ve been able to accomplish behind the scenes over the past 4-6 weeks. For those of you who know me personally, you know that’s hard to do. All our hard work is about to pay off in the form of 4 sites launches that will be happening between now and September 10th. Graphic Design We purchased this site in the middle of July and about 6 weeks later I’m excited to say that we are on the cusp of launching version 1.0 of this site. Since Graphic Design is such a broad term, we are making a portal site that will focus on graphic design firms, degrees, jobs, and software. In the mean time we’ve written a bunch of content, which we’ve posted to our temporary site. This has helped us jump a couple spots in the rankings – from 15th to 12th. I fully expect the site to reach the first page within the first 45 days of the new site launching. We are expecting a launch date of between now and September 10th. Once we launch I will make a detailed post about what we have done there. Online Degree We purchased this site in mid-July as well and I’m happy to report it’s also on the cusp of launching version 1.0. Online Degree will launch with reviews of several top online schools and a ton of rich content. Since we’ve had the temporary site up for about 5 weeks now, we’ve come on the scene with a ranking...

Just Like That – We Have A House!

A few days under the 2 month mark from when we first arrived in Dallas, I can finally say we have a home. We closed on the house late in the day Thursday and got to spend the night here for the first time yesterday. Even though the house is completely empty (with the exception of a couple things we purchased from the previous owners) it was a great feeling sleeping in our own home last night. This is the first time my wife and I have owned a home together since we’ve been married – that is actually ours, and only ours. When we lived in Costa Rica we were living in a company owned house that had a lot of foot traffic from others living on the property. In Cayman we were just renting a condo. Since we moved back to the US, we’ve basically been nomads living in furnished rentals or our RV. To say the least, we’ve been all over the place for the past several years and it feels great to finally be settled somewhere. Now that we have the house we’re faced with the overwhelming task of furnishing it. We have a few things on order and some personal items coming from out west, but that will only fill 20% of this place. We pretty much need everything from dining room furniture to guest room furniture. From patio furniture to office furniture. It’s going to be a big task. The good news is that we absolutely love this house. The floor plan is simply amazing. It’s the only house we saw that had...

White Hat SEO 101 – Infographic With Explanation

Please Share This Image: White Hat SEO 101 Level 1 – Getting Prepared Keyword Research – Doing extensive Keyword Research really should be the first part of any SEO plan. Knowing which keywords you want to rank for will dictate everything you do moving forward. More importantly, doing proper Keyword Research will tell you which keywords you can actually rank for. It doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of time and money optimizing your site for ultra-competitive keyword terms that you have absolutely no chance of ranking for. SEOMoz has some amazing keyword research tools that are a great compliment to the Google Keyword Tool. On Page SEO – On Page SEO is the single most important factor in determining where your website ranks. The good news is that it’s one of the few things in SEO where you control 100% of the puzzle. People often jump the gun working on external factors, but the fact of the matter is you should have your On Page house in order before even thinking of external factors. Well written title tags, descriptions, headings, content, incorporating blod & italics text on the page, and tweaking your keyword density are all just a few of the On Page SEO factors you should be considering. On Page SEO is a complicated topic that would require a lengthly post on its own to do any justice. I plan on writing a post like this in the future, but there are already several great posts on this topic out there. SEOMoz has a particularly good one. Site Blog – Having a “blog” for your site...