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Left the finance industry to pursue a passion in Furniture and Retailing. I'm about simple and beautiful furniture design, at low prices. I believe the average consumer are overpaying for their furniture and hope to bring great quality Stools and Chairs to them at the most affordable prices

Brian Jo answered this question

Why are my website backlinks not appearing on Google Webmaster?

Thanks for the detailed response James. I looked at SEOMoz before and a few other web based backlink checker and it shows the links - i was more concerned for indexing purposes and domain authority that WMT wasn't picking it up.

Great help

Brian Jo answered this question

Are Google Remarketing Ads paying off for your business?

I dont think its a more aggressive push by the Savvy marketing team but as a result of your browser cookies seeing you visited this site and thus advertising more.

Happy to be corrected

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Ok just reporting back on this.  I have submitted to a handful of Aussie business directories. The next morning after so, I recevied about 6 calls from SEO companies. The first one clearly was a voip call from Philippines which left a bad taste in my mouth and I was quite dismissive of further calls.

Also I have seen a pickup in WMT in impressions and to a lesser extent clicks. HOWEVER i ran this alongside a small adwords campaign, and I also managed to get 2 linkbacks from some quality blogs (4000+ uniques a day). 

Being a young company, I was keen to do as much SEO improvement in the smallest amount of time. If I had the luxury of time, I would definitely stagger all of these steps in hope to see how effective each of them are.

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Great David, I have a few listing on some of those mentioned sites already. BTW slight OT, how long do these links take to show up on webmaster tools?

Brian Jo answered this question

Who do you use for your SEO?

Hi David, I would prefer onsite and definitley DO NOT WANT automated operators as the repercussions of being penalised are too great.

 

Love to know who you are using and whether their practices flirt with 'spam territory' with their backlinks

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Hey guys, thanks for your responses. I've started out by listing on the many free australian local listings and see how it goes - just a lot of outsourced SEO companies calling me so far.

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Thanks James. I know I wont get an overnight boost in rankings/traffic, but I would like to start building authority on my site. Thanks for the TrueLocal suggestion I will be speaking with them later today.

 

Regards
Brian

Brian Jo answered this question

What are good benchmark metrics for a new startup?

That first line you wrote has hit the nail on the head. That is the problem, and even having a large database, would not directly lead to conversions as purchase prices are relatively high and infrequent. Rather it is the word of mouth conversions I would suspect to be most efficient for such items.Would have to tread a fine line between keeping the users informed and not bombarding them with emails so when a friend of a user is in the market for Stools/Chairs, my website would organically spring to mind.

Brian Jo answered this question

What are good benchmark metrics for a new startup?

Thanks Gregory. I guess at the end of the day, quality of subscribers is just as important as number of subscribers. You really need both hand in hand. I currently believe I

- have products that are already proven good sellers in Australia
- have those products priced at below the rest of the market
- will be employing a lowest price beat guarantee

So its a matter of making my website a household name from here.


Brian Jo
 

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Brian Jo answered this question

Why are my website backlinks not appearing on Google Webmaster?

Thanks for the detailed response James. I looked at SEOMoz before and a few other web based backlink checker and it shows the links - i was more concerned for indexing purposes and domain authority that WMT wasn't picking it up.

Great help

Brian Jo answered this question

Are Google Remarketing Ads paying off for your business?

I dont think its a more aggressive push by the Savvy marketing team but as a result of your browser cookies seeing you visited this site and thus advertising more.

Happy to be corrected

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Ok just reporting back on this.  I have submitted to a handful of Aussie business directories. The next morning after so, I recevied about 6 calls from SEO companies. The first one clearly was a voip call from Philippines which left a bad taste in my mouth and I was quite dismissive of further calls.

Also I have seen a pickup in WMT in impressions and to a lesser extent clicks. HOWEVER i ran this alongside a small adwords campaign, and I also managed to get 2 linkbacks from some quality blogs (4000+ uniques a day). 

Being a young company, I was keen to do as much SEO improvement in the smallest amount of time. If I had the luxury of time, I would definitely stagger all of these steps in hope to see how effective each of them are.

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Great David, I have a few listing on some of those mentioned sites already. BTW slight OT, how long do these links take to show up on webmaster tools?

Brian Jo answered this question

Who do you use for your SEO?

Hi David, I would prefer onsite and definitley DO NOT WANT automated operators as the repercussions of being penalised are too great.

 

Love to know who you are using and whether their practices flirt with 'spam territory' with their backlinks

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Hey guys, thanks for your responses. I've started out by listing on the many free australian local listings and see how it goes - just a lot of outsourced SEO companies calling me so far.

Brian Jo answered this question

Is listing on Yahoo Directory worth it?

Thanks James. I know I wont get an overnight boost in rankings/traffic, but I would like to start building authority on my site. Thanks for the TrueLocal suggestion I will be speaking with them later today.

 

Regards
Brian

Brian Jo answered this question

What are good benchmark metrics for a new startup?

That first line you wrote has hit the nail on the head. That is the problem, and even having a large database, would not directly lead to conversions as purchase prices are relatively high and infrequent. Rather it is the word of mouth conversions I would suspect to be most efficient for such items.Would have to tread a fine line between keeping the users informed and not bombarding them with emails so when a friend of a user is in the market for Stools/Chairs, my website would organically spring to mind.

Brian Jo answered this question

What are good benchmark metrics for a new startup?

Thanks Gregory. I guess at the end of the day, quality of subscribers is just as important as number of subscribers. You really need both hand in hand. I currently believe I

- have products that are already proven good sellers in Australia
- have those products priced at below the rest of the market
- will be employing a lowest price beat guarantee

So its a matter of making my website a household name from here.


Brian Jo
 

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