September 2009

Experts agree there's pent up demand, but differ on when consumers will be back. Many say consumers are ready to return soon — but it's a different consumer.

What's the economic downturn taught consumers, apart from caution? To surf the Web even more than before. A PriceGrabber survey indicated that during the economic downturn Web searches were up, particularly as consumers spent more time investigating options online before spending.

So get your site ready now! It's your 24/7 sales rep. When business picks up, put your best foot forward so customers call on you, not the other guy.  

Get registered with search engines! If you wait until customers start spending again, they'll find your competition but not you. It's free and easy to register. Here's where you submit your website on the following search engines:

Improve Your Search Engine Rank

SPiders are looking for Fresh Content

Who wants old news? Adding new content is like waving a red flag at the search engines to get you noticed!

Regularly updating your site with fresh and useful content makes you more relevant and attractive to Google, Bing, Yahoo and the other search engines.

So mark your calendar to regularly update that site. Or maybe add a blog. It's a good way to boost content and keep those spider eyes on you!

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Get a free Checkup for your site

Want to find out how your site is doing in the top search engines? How about if you can add more keywords? Do you know who's linking to your site?

Find out all this and more at Just type in your site address, and it quickly calculates a free report card so you can check out what's working and what's not.  

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Ask the Expert

 Want to research your market? Check out our Web Resources site for a guest article offering five free Google tools to help you with your market research.  To learn more, click here.  

Brain Teaser

How many songs have been downloaded from iTunes? 

a. 1 billion

b. 3 billion

c. 5 billion

d. 8 billion



d. 8 billion
As of July 2009, 8 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes with downloads estimated to hit the 10 billion mark by year end.

See previous Brain Teasers.

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