Tips on How to Donate Your Car

ere is another tip I felt would benefit others. Since locally here in South Florida we are having donations of vehicles to help for our local charities.

Refinancing Your Mortgage - Insights and Help

So I been asked about a certain offer we have in our business and I wanted to touch base about it cause I feel some people don't understand there options.

Best Practices for Sharing Content And Getting Valued Traffic

I tend to get this question a lot with my clients, “Alex, how can I take my content and be able to get the traffic quickly?

New Design for Google Adwords is Here!

I noticed this morning in my Google Adwords accounts that the new design is finally here! Google announced a few months ago about it, and now it is here!

Born of the Gods Booster Box

As I promised before I want to go ahead and do another contest. I decided to go ahead and give away a free booster box to one lucky winner when the set becomes released!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Poor Social Media Management: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows

If it’s one thing that pisses off a consumer is the lack of social media engagement. So far to this date with the new year approaching the last known post from the company Red Fly Studio, was October 4th, 2013.  
With myself being a TMNT fan as well I feel so upset being a PlayStation owner. I mean how awful it is knowing any other platform can play the game?! Patiently waiting I was hoping someone even from the company would respond by now….

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows
TMNT Out of the Shadows
There is a lesson to be learned here and the consumers voice doesn't end with just Facebook. All social media avenues have been sent with negative responses and questions when will it be released? I feel to represent such a high brand of one I grew to love you should put effort into good companies running it. (Hopefully something positive will come about this, sheesh!)

Now I haven’t played personally, aside from the issues at hand I am confident the game is worth the $14.99. This thing could have blown up and became a huge thing with online play etc.

My advice for all this is that eventually this comes out soon. No matter how long I will move on with a newer system and get purchases here and there. I am hoping the company itself personally apologises for the lack of response and updates of the progress. We deserve not only the finest polished game, but a discount and bonuses as well. This will be the only way to maintain somewhat positive reinforcement in your brand.

So what not to do:

  •           Ignore your social media engagement.
  •           Not post updates for over 3 months.
  •         Open sales for certain platforms for gaming. Your limiting your consumers.

Let me know your thoughts and how you truly feel about the company. If it's one thing we know is that social media can play a huge role in a positive way or negative. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hummingbird SEO Update Working Organically Now?

Google Hummingbird

That is the question we are all asking ourselves is how this update will be affecting SEO? Well as it shows more than 90% of it will affect us. 

When I heard about this update I wanted to capitolize and test to see where the searches were going now. I instantly was able to use a blog post with a giveaway and using minimul social media engagement only using Reddit. 

It was for a good cause and actually was a gift for my wife to show the positive impact that people have in showing respect and excitement for something free! Within one hour’s time people were sharing the post and commenting reguarly. Starting to see big page views and other referral urls from other sources people used to share from their own social media accounts.
By the end of the first day I started to see over 5,000 page views, 700 Google pluses, 70 Twitter shares, 80 Facebook likes, and tons of adds on social media. 

Of course I was excited personally from an SEO perspective but more importantly able to show a good cause that people truly do care. There is a big lesson here from small business and big business.
Now for the fun part…….. I started to see organic results hitting my blog and started to run ranking reports. Well to my surprise I was hitting over 3 keywords organically first position with my authorship! (Yes I have personalized results hidden) 

Of course there is a negative aspect to all this. Google did actually update their Google Authorship in hitting rankings, but stay positive and still utilize the tool! Don’t give up! 

Overall, for me what I see working is being able to write great content, people sharing and engaging and building your authorship and trust with Google. This is the future and I know with social media engagement we are going to see some great results as Google wants to become more personable in the search results! 

Tell what has been working for you since the update? Any tips and tricks welcome to share!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Modern Masters Booster Box Contest

Congratulations Michael Blecha! You have three days to collect your box! Thanks all for supporting. We will have future giveaways soon!

Well I have a bunch of Modern Masters booster boxes and I am looking to give one away for free to one lucky winner! I figured why not share the love and be able to provide a good service to someone for the holidays and new years.

So anyways it's pretty simple. Just like this post, retweet, or Google + this page. The more you do, the more your entered to win. I will select one lucky person on January 1st 2014 to start the new year right!

I want to also thank the Magic community for their efforts in supporting my family and I through a tough time. You see, we had recently had a loss in the family and wanting to remind ourselves of the good deeds he left behind we share this contest with others.

Modern Masters Booster Box
Modern Masters Booster Boxes

My wife's uncle was a great man. I may not have known him well enough, but I know he is off to a better place. Jennifer if you are reading this post this one is for him! I love you and support you and understand it's tough right now. I wish only for you to heal quickly and continue to remember the good times.

With that said, go ahead and share guys! Let's make this contest a memorable one! Thanks again! (Also in the future I plan on doing some more giveaways and singles. I want to make this blog fun and engaging for all. Add me on Google Plus too!)

Willie's One Year Adoption Update:

It's amazing the difference in saving a dog than just going to the pet store and buying one. I will admit I was nervous at first, cause I don't know how he was treated before. But we took a chance and it was worth it!

When we first received him he was originally raised by an elderly woman and wasn't raised well. He was always shaking and unable to cope with the change. He wouldn't eat and always hid under the bed. Of course this could be considered normal since he is scared and the difference in the environment.
Willie One Year Old Adoption
Sienna (left), Lexi (right), & Willie.

After a few days he started to open up and shown his personality. He was a lively dog and a lot different behavior (not that this is bad) from my previous experiences with Dachshunds. He was very calm and never barked at strangers, he wouldn't become territorial or anything. He even was fine around our one year old son.

What also helped us was my marriage with my wife. He brought us closer because we had something even more in common with the love of animals. We would go on a daily basis to the dog park and just spend time as a family. With work and travel, it's hard to be that "perfect husband". I even felt Willie was able to protect her and keep her company while I was gone. 

As a family we are glad to have Willie a part of our lives and bring us closer. We look forward to many years having him touch our hearts.

If you ever wish to adopt a Dachshund please visit