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On your website, do you endorse products or services provided by other businesses? You website needs an endorsement disclosure statement.
The Federal Trade Commission established Guidelines for Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The intent is to make it clear to readers of your website if you are receiving compensation for your endorsements or testimonials. Whether you get money or even free samples in return for your thoughts, you now need to let your readers know.
To help individuals and businesses avoid problems, the Disclosure Policy organization has provided a quick and painless way to draft a simple disclosure policy for your website. First go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org. Then fill in your information and answer simple questions. Next you copy and paste the resulting policy statement on an easy to find page on your website. You may need to alter some portions of the policy statement, to make it fit your business and your website better, but they give you a good start. And make your policy easy for your readers to find, in your sitemap or on a navigation tab.
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Duplicate content on your website can hurt your search engine ranking, and make a bad first impression with your website visitors. Don’t do it!
Have you ever been researching a subject on the internet, and gone to a site and remember seeing the very same wording, on a site you were on just a few minutes prior? Déjà vu, but not in a good way.
You have probably heard the old quotation from Charles Caleb Colton, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Others call it plagiarism. But search engines do not like seeing exactly the same content on more than one website, just like you don’t.
Even if one web page was published prior to the page with duplicate content, search engines don’t always give the credit to the site that published the content originally. Some search engines drop both websites’ duplicate pages from their listings.
People (and search engine robots) who visit your website want to see what to see your unique and interesting information; what makes your business, product, or topic stand out from others.
To retain credit and search engine visibility for your content, you can see what other websites have posted the same or very similar content at the Copyscape website.
If you find your content on other websites, you can modify your content to make it your own by:
- adding information that is specific to your own website (this is best)
- changing some of the words, using synonyms
- changing or adding headings
- restructuring several sentences in each paragraph
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Good keywords are important to have in your content.
A keyword is a word or short phrase that you think people may use to search for the product, service, or topic of your website. The content on each page of your website needs to include some of these keywords, so people and search engines can find your website.
Tips for Selecting Keywords
To select some good keywords, you need to do some keyword analysis; you need to do some research to see what words other people are using most often to search for the business, service, or topic of your website, and then evaluate your results to pick the keywords that should work best for you.
You can develop your list of possible keywords by listing :
- all of the keywords that you can think of that you might use for a search engine to find a website on your topic,
- all of the keywords that are similar to possible keywords you already listed (a Thesaurus may be helpful),
- keywords used by your more popular competitors:
1. One at a time, go to some of your competitor’s websites,
2. On your browser’s menu bar, select View, and then Page Source,
3. Scroll down the new Source page for <META NAME= “keywords”> tag,
4. Find any keywords that could also be applied to your website.
Here are some more free Internet resources for keywords :