I know there have already been lots written about deal sites such as groupon. I just want to remind you to PLAN before you put up a deal on a site like groupon. This can be a chance for your business to shine or it can be a chance to ruin your reputation with new clients. Be sure you have enough staff on hand to handle the increased business. Make sure that you are clear on the terms of your deal and how it can be redeemed. You don’t want to wind up like Posh Nails getting bad publicity because you treated your groupon customers poorly. Remember that people don’t have to take poor treatment lying down. They can retaliate by reporting what you did to them like this blogger did here: http://mommytalkshow.com/product-review-2/i-want-a-refund-from-groupon-after-posh-nails-spa-in-buckhead-treated-me-this-way/. In this day in age you don’t know who has thousands of twitter followers or hundreds of friends on Facebook to either rave or rant about you to.
I personally like DoFollow tags. I use DoFollow tags on my blogs because I feel like if someone wants to leave a useful comment they should get some page rank from leaving that comment. But alas I am not Google. The following video gives some insight into how Google views DoFollow Tags…
Now with that being said, does that change my personal opinion on DoFollow Tags? No not at all. I’m trying to build a community on my blog and comments are part of that. So I’m keeping my DoFollow tags in spite of the so called risks they may pose to my blog.
If you’ve just started a blog, this post is for you. This post will give you some important principles to follow so you can have a successful blog.
Principle #1-Define success in your own terms.You have to decide for yourself what a successful blog looks like. Is the weblog bringing you a lot of money? Do you have a lot of loyal subscribers? It all depends on what you want.
Principle #2-Post regularly.You don’t have to post three times in one day. You do have to decide on a schedule that you can stick to. You’ll turn your readers off if you post on an irregular schedule.