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Top 5 SEO Tips to Help You Rank Higher

google-bing-yahoo-08-24-101Customers ask us all the time about how to get their site at a higher ranking in Google. These days, most people discover new sites by finding them in search engines like Google or Yahoo. The process of improving your ranking in these search engines is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Here are a few ways to improve your search engine ranking:

1. Use the GreenGeeks Search Engine Optimization Tools

Included in the GreenGeeks control panel is a set of tools for search engine submission and optimization  Simply log in to cPanel and click the “SEO tools” icon. This set of tools submits your site to search engines, can help you with link building, check your site against blacklists, and much more!

2. Make sure all of your pages are named

Use the <title> tag to ensure all of your pages have a descriptive title. This will help search engines determine all of the content your site has to offer. For example, if your page is about the dog grooming service that you offer in the Los Angeles, you may put a title such as: Professional Dog Grooming in Los Angeles.

3. Use descriptive links on your page

Instead of linking to informational pages by saying click here, link to informational pages by making it more fluent. For example, GreenGeeks offers exceptional Green Energy Web Hosting. Search engines use links to help determine what content your site has, so using descriptive links will help improve your SEO. Remember, it needs to read natural otherwise Google may take it as being spam, which will hurt your SEO.

4. Add alternate text for images

Make sure that your images utilize the ALT tag or if you’re using a content management system like WordPress, add a description. Search engines cannot see images, so describing the images will enable them to be picked up.

5. Design your site in an organized way

In the end, a well designed and organized website tends to rank higher in search engines. Using a content management system like WordPress or Drupal will help you achieve a clean and easily optimized site. These tools also have many SEO plugins to help you get the most out of search engine optimization.

These are just a few basic tools for getting started with SEO. How do you achieve a high ranking in search engines? Let us know in the comment section bellow.

5 Easy Ways to Get the Best Rate on Credit Card Processing

Online Merchant AccountChances are you are paying too much to process credit cards online.  If you feel you may be paying more than you bargained for, it’s time to take a closer look at your rates.  It’s likely that the rate you think your cards are processing at— the rate your merchant provider advertised— was the qualified rate.  You may not always be getting that qualified rate though, especially if you are continuously processing certain card types or you forget to settle your batches within 24 hours.

To make sure you are getting the lowest rate possible when accepting online payments, be sure to do the following:

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Get $75 free AdLeads Credits!

Hey everyone, how about $75 in free AdLeads credits? Exclusively for GreenGeeks customers!

As the newest GreenGeeks partner, we’re excited to take a moment here to introduce AdLeads by Pontiflex.  Since their launch in 2008, Pontiflex has been pioneering the art of performance-based advertising on both web and mobile. Rather than sell accidental clicks or meaningless impressions, they believe in something far more valuable called sign-up ads.

Hmmm…What ‘s a sign-up ad?

A sign-up ad allows a customer to sign-up, or opt-in, to hear more from an interesting business. We’ve arranged a special deal currently offering GreenGeeks customers $75 in free ad credits. Within minutes, AdLeads help you create a campaign that’ll run across top Android and iPhone apps. When users are interested in your offer, be it a coupon or a newsletter, they sign-up… allowing you to follow-up via email, whenever it’s convenient.

Email is an essential element in all marketing mixes, and AdLeads provides the most affordable and efficient way to grow your lists; companies ranging from Southwest Airlines and Ikea  to cafes and online clothing shops rely on them to generate more than 150,000 sign-ups every day, due to one big reason: emails drive sales.

Great! So how do I get my AdLeads $75 FREE ad credits?

  1. Signup for a web hosting account if you haven’t already done so :)
  2. Log into the account manager.
  3. Click on the promotional offers link on the navigation bar.
  4. Under Marketing and Promotions, click on AdLeads and follow on-screen instructions.

Just another perk that comes with hosting at GreenGeeks. Enjoy the credits and happy marketing!