Play Google’s Game: 101 Easy tips to optimize your website for higher Google search results!

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You Can Be Found – Everyone Has Equal Opportunity – It’s Not Rocket Science Are you ready to get found on Google, Facebook, Mobile Phones, and more? These are exciting times to be marketing and growing our businesses on the internet and we’re going to show you how to win by Playing Google’s Game! You can do it yourself, or use this book to arm yourself with enough information to find the best website designer for your business. The knowledge you gain here will allow you to join conversations and participate with the professionals that you hire to support your internet marketing strategy. My first book written in 2008, Get Top Ranking On Google…., was born from notes to friends and colleagues—sharing simple tips and techniques that I had learned from the SEO School of Hard Knocks—while bootstrapping my patented products on a very tight budget. By tight budget – I mean free. Unfortunately I had spent all of my money setting up manufacturing and had nothing left for marketing. Big mistake! However, it taught me how to use these free internet platforms, like Google Search, to grow my business. Everything I talk about in this book is Free! While there are many new concepts in this book, all of the tips in my first book are still valid – even surviving all of the latest changes Google has made to their rules. In fact, if people would have followed the advice in my first book, they would not have been penalized by Google’s latest updates. How is that possible? Because I don’t chase the latest fads. I stick to the fundamentals. Google has not changed their fundamental mission to provide the best quality websites to their searchers. The only thing that has changed is how they identify which websites are quality and which ones are not. The book you have in your hand today draws from 25 years of business consulting; learning from my successes and challenges – from my business, students, clients, readers, partners, friends, and colleagues. Through them, I continually gather intelligence for my own businesses and for you. I’m happy to share these secrets with you in this book and on the www.PlayGooglesGame.com blog. There are quite a number of books written on this subject by techies and programmers – for other techies and programmers. My objective is to bring simple, easy to understand tips to the average business leader, using layman’s terms versus technical jargon. Most importantly, I saw a need to explain internet marketing from a business perspective – using real world examples. My goal is not to turn my readers or students into website designers. We all have businesses to run, right? The goal is to give you enough information so that you can find a good website designer and internet marketer. Once you find a good website designer, you will be able to have a meaningful two-way conversation with them, so you can participate in building a website that is suitable for growing your business. How could anyone design a good website for you without your active participation? No one knows your business like you do. I have seen far too many times where the business owner did not participate and ended up with a “cookie cutter” website that had little to do with their business growth plans – after all, you are the expert in your field, right? Once your website is set up properly, you or your staff will be able to continue to create the new and interesting content that Google rewards. My wish is for you is that you gain enough knowledge from this book to enable you to hire the best website designer or internet marketer your budget will allow, and to give you the skills to boost your online business growth. Most good internet marketing companies and website designers appreciate an educated client. After all, you know your business best, and they would want to see you succeed. Enjoy! I wish you fun and prosperity online! Greg

Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing

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Attract, engage, and inspire your customers with an "Optimize and Socialize" content marketing strategy

Optimize is designed to give readers a practical approach to integrating search and social media optimization with content marketing to boost relevance, visibility, and customer engagement. Companies, large and small, will benefit from the practical planning and creative content marketing tactics in this book that have been proven to increase online performance across marketing, public relations, and customer service. Learn to incorporate essential content optimization and social media engagement principles thereby increasing their ability to acquire and engage relevant customers online.
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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

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A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects-for good and for ill
A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades. A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9/11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war. Activists use the Internet and e-mail to bring offensive comments made by Trent Lott and Don Imus to a wide public and hound them from their positions. A few people find that a world-class online encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers and open for editing by anyone, a wiki, is not an impractical idea. Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online. A wide group of unrelated people swarms to a Web site about the theft of a cell phone and ultimately goads the New York City police to take action, leading to the culprit's arrest.
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The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom (The History of Communication)

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Contemporary discussion surrounding the role of the internet in society is dominated by words like: internet freedom, surveillance, cybersecurity, Edward Snowden and, most prolifically, cyber war. Behind the rhetoric of cyber war is an on-going state-centered battle for control of information resources. Shawn Powers and Michael Jablonski conceptualize this real cyber war as the utilization of digital networks for geopolitical purposes, including covert attacks against another state's electronic systems, but also, and more importantly, the variety of ways the internet is used to further a state’s economic and military agendas.

Moving beyond debates on the democratic value of new and emerging information technologies, The Real Cyber War focuses on political, economic, and geopolitical factors driving internet freedom policies, in particular the U.S. State Department's emerging doctrine in support of a universal freedom to connect. They argue that efforts to create a universal internet built upon Western legal, political, and social preferences is driven by economic and geopolitical motivations rather than the humanitarian and democratic ideals that typically accompany related policy discourse. In fact, the freedom-to-connect movement is intertwined with broader efforts to structure global society in ways that favor American and Western cultures, economies, and governments.
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Reverse Engineering Deals on Wall Street with Microsoft Excel + Website: A Step-by-Step Guide

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A serious source of information for those looking to reverse engineer business deals

It’s clear from the current turbulence on Wall Street that the inner workings of its most complex transactions are poorly understood. Wall Street deals parse risk using intricate legal terminology that is difficult to translate into an analytical model. Reverse Engineering Deals on Wall Street: A Step-By-Step Guide takes readers through a detailed methodology of deconstructing the public deal documentation of a modern Wall Street transaction and applying the deconstructed elements to create a fully dynamic model that can be used for risk and investment analysis.
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