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Optimise Your Online Review Page

Online review sites and search engine optimization work very well with one another, and each one can greatly impact the success of your website. Review sites aid your marketing efforts by acting as an extra set of eyes and opinions to describe, rate and promote your business, and if you want to have the best online presence possible, you’ll want to ensure you’re using both tactics.

Reviews

Luckily for you, you can even optimize your online review page so that it gives you the best overall chances of earning a top-notch ranking. If you want to optimize your review site, you’ll need to do the following.

Claim your business.

The absolute first thing that you must do in order to optimize your site is to claim your business on each site you want to join. As it stands, most online review sites will let anyone create a page for a business if they want to leave a review. When you claim your business, you are then put in charge of your account.

Fill out your profile.

Along with claiming your business, you’ll also want to make sure that you’re filling out your profile as thoroughly as possible. This is a great time to add a link to your website and fill your profile with the best keywords to describe your products or services.

Add photos, map and videos.

Today’s consumers are more picture-oriented, and it’s very important that you add pictures, maps and videos to your page. This way, these customers can see exactly what you have to offer and how they can easily get to your place of business. Plus, you can also add keywords to your meta tag description, which means that they can also be crawled by the search engines and produce results.

Here is a great example of an optimise listing page for a luxury holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

Share information through these channels.

You don’t have to use an online review site to keep your mouth shut and just wait to thank people. Instead, why not use it like a social network and spread the word about your business. Tell those who visit your online review sites what your specials or deals are for the week. Then, reach out to those who wrote a review and offer them something special for taking the time to do that.

Respond.

The more active your page, the more you’ll get crawled. This is why it’s very important for you to respond to both positive and negative reviews. The additional conversation every few days is needed to get the spiders coming back. Plus, when you use it to thank those customers for writing their review, you’re doing more than that. You’re not only thanking them for their time and dedication, but you’re also giving them a reason to come back.

To make it easier on you, think of optimizing your online review pages the same way you’d optimize your company website. You’ll want to ensure that your review page has keywords and that its promoting your company in the best popular light. If you truly want to optimize your online review site, implementing all of these tips will help you.

Jacob Smith is a small business owner and review management expert.  He recently gave tips on how to raise a business’ yelp business listing.

Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone

You’ve had your smartphone for a solid six months, you think you’re used to it, but you decide to do some exploring, anyway. During your time searching for features that you didn’t know about, you notice that you hardly knew anything about your phone, and you haven’t been using your phone to its fullest capabilities. You’re not the only one that this has happened to.

Smartphones are truly incredible technological items. They are capable of performing so many functions, many of which never get taken advantage of. With so many features to learn about and use, isn’t it about time you started maximizing your smartphone experience? Here are some amazing things that you can do with your smartphone:

Make Some Coffee

As soon as you wake up, instead of having to walk all the way downstairs to start your cup of coffee, you can start your coffee maker from your bed. There are apps and programs that will allow you to control small home appliances from your smartphone, no matter where you are. This can make your life more convenient, save you a lot of time and make your mornings go a lot smoother.

Turn Your Lights Off

When you leave your house and you remember that you forgot to turn your lights off, you get that sick feeling in your stomach, realizing that you’re going to have to pay a small fortune for your energy bill. If you’re a smartphone owner, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. Apps are available to let you turn your lights off from your office, car, or anywhere you get service. With a smartphone, you will most definitely improve your delicate energy management.

Webcam

If you have a wireless signal, you can use your smartphone to videochat with anyone across the world. The facetime and skype apps have made it possible for you to see and talk to the ones you love, no matter where any of you might be. It has never been easier for you to connect with those you love when you’re far away from them.

Start Your Car

This comes in handy on days when the weather is extreme. When the weather is cold, you can start your car up from afar and get it nice and warm before you have to hop inside. When the seasons change and the outside temperature begins to climb, start your car and crank the air conditioning so that it feels better when you get in it. Even if the weather isn’t hot or cold, you can turn your car on and get it running, so that you can just sit down and start driving.

Go Swimming

I don’t recommend going swimming with a smartphone, but with some of the latest smartphones, like Sony’s Xperia Z, are able to go underwater for up to 30 minutes. Some of the older smartphones weren’t able to go under water for 30 seconds without suffering major damage, so if you like to spend time in the water, this phone is probably the one for you.

About Author: David Glenn is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about home security and DIY home repair. He’s also knowledgeable about topics like how to improve social presence and building a reputation online.

Choosing Bedroom Furniture

When you’re planning to purchase new bedroom furniture, there are some tips to keep in mind that are applicable to master bedrooms, guest bedrooms and kid’s bedrooms. The decorative aspects of each bedroom may differ in order to accommodate your personal style of decorating.

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General Tips

Before you begin shopping for bedroom furniture, determine your preferred furniture style. Measure the space you have carefully so that the pieces you select will fit well into that space. Exercise restraint when it comes to adding accent tables and chairs to the room. You want your master bedroom and guest room to be an attractive, relaxing space. You can not achieve this type of atmosphere if the room looks crowded or cluttered. Dual purpose furniture is beneficial in any bedroom. It can be an attractive addition, not a distraction in the design. Choose your bedroom furniture with size, style and functional in mind. You can bring in elements of your personality and design style with the bedroom accessories you select.

Choosing the Bed

Typically, the bed is the focal point of a bedroom. It can set the tone and style for the remainder of the decor. The bed in a master bedroom should be as large as your space allows so that it offers maximum comfort. A queen size bed would be nice in a guest room, but a standard bed is sufficient. A double bed is ideal for a child’s room. Depending on your specific situation, bunk beds or a loft bed might be a more appropriate option.

You want to be sure there is space for you to walk comfortably on either side of the bed. Small bedrooms may require that you omit a footboard in order for the bed to fit comfortably in the room. Platform beds are an excellent option for small bedrooms. Keep in mind how many other pieces of furniture you want to include in the room when you are deciding on the size and style of bed.

Storage Furniture for the Bedroom

The amount of closet space, or lack of, often plays a role in determining how much storage furniture you need in a bedroom. An armoire is especially useful in a bedroom with a small closet. A chest of drawers and dresser also provide a considerable amount of storage space. You can creatively gain additional storage space by including items such as a bench seat with storage, bedside tables that offer storage space or choosing a headboard with storage. A bench seat with storage can be used in a multi-purpose way by using it at the foot of the bed instead of adding a footboard.

Accent Furniture

A master bedroom or guest room looks more inviting, attractive and spacious if the room is not over-crowded with furniture. A spacious bedroom can accommodate a small sitting area with an accent table and chair. However, a small bedroom should be furnished in a minimalistic fashion so that it doesn’t look and feel congested. A child’s bedroom will function more efficiently if you choose a minimal number of dual purpose accent pieces so that you can leave an open area as a play space.

Whitney Strudwick is a freelance writer who just moved into a new apartment and bought new bedroom furniture from Arrow Furniture.

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