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RE: [entrepreneur-2339] Entrepreneurs for the Future

From: Simon J.
Sent on: Sunday, November 8, 2009 11:07 AM

Phil,

 

I have done some work on this over the last year and found it really difficult. Of course as always it depends on what keywords your fighting for but here is my list of things I did to improve and drive traffic:

 

1-      Great content – relevant to audience, fresh, updated regularly

2-      SEO optimised content

3-      Wrote on relevant blogs, forums with links back to my site (got to give good advice not just a shameless plug)

4-      Put content on other sites with higher rankings – wiki, youtube, slideshare, Facebook, linkedin etc

5-      Try a viral video – if appropriate

6-      Use google analytics to optimise site

7-      Think about embedding traffic in another site like a Facebook app/iphone app etc

 

Building a destination site is really difficult without deep pockets because the competition is so great. You need a really good hook to get people to visit and keep people visiting.

 

I guess most of the above is obvious but in my experience there is no golden bullet

 

Si

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Phillip
Sent: 03 November[masked]:54
To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-2339] Entrepreneurs for the Future

 

Hi Simon,
 
Congrats on your new appointment. 
 
Best wishes 
 
Phil Mattu
 
p.s. I have not had chance to attend a meeting yet as I have just launched a new site called Comcero. Please check it out www.comcero.com.
 
What would be interesting to hear back from any members is ideas on how to attract the masses to a new site? Please bare in mind we have limited resources and capital to spend, so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
 
 


From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: [entrepreneur-2339] Entrepreneurs for the Future
Date: Tue, 3 Nov[masked]:21:14 -0500

Hello all you lovely entrepreneurs.

Just to let you know I have taken up a new role at Birmingham Science Park heading up the Entrepreneurs for the Future centre (e4f). We aim to help and support high tech, high growth startups with a package of services (free for the first 6-months).

If you have a high tech or innovative idea/business and want help give me a shout

PS. you can follow me on twitter here @entrepreneurs4f

Simon
[address removed]
@entrepreneurs4f




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