Increase Your Small Business Internet Presence

I’ve been telling people there are five important things that Google looks for with regards to where they put company’s in their organic or native search results area. One of the five things is that your company needs to be bigger on the Internet than just your Website.  At that point people go.. huh??? So … Continue reading

Free Workshop – How to Make Google Love your Website

Come join us Friday, July 29th, 8 a.m. for a FREE one hour workshop on how to make Google love your Website. Ever wonder…. What it takes to get your Website to show up on the first page of Google? How much does it costs? How long does it take to get there? What’s the … Continue reading

Hippo Eats Dwarf – Amazing Story

Ok, so how many of you actually believed this story? Come on! It’s on the Internet so it has to be true. Right? This story first appeared in 1999 and has since been widely spread across the Internet. If you want to read more about this fabulous farce check it out on snopes.com For those … Continue reading

A Relatively Inexpensive Way to Drive Traffic to Your Website and Get Leads

I tell people all the time that one of the things that Google really likes is a busy Website site. The more traffic your Website gets, the better it will do in the search result areas. A relatively inexpensive way to get traffic to your Website is to just pay for it. YOU DO NOT … Continue reading

Part 1 – How to Make Google Love Your Website Video

Just a short video with some information about what it takes to make Google love your Website. I had my friend Scott Skibell from http://www.SkillCasting.com make this for me. Chris Nastav 913-908-5642 KC Web Specialists, LLC. Experts in how business gets done on the Internet. http://www.kcwebspecialists.com

Article Published In KC Small Business Magazine

Yeah, I’m now published. LOL!. Ok, so it’s just a local business magazine. At least it’s a start. Check out my recent article in in the January online issue of KC Small Business. Chris Nastav 913-908-5642 KC Web Specialists, LLC. Experts in how business gets done on the Internet. http://www.kcwebspecialists.com

The Most P.C. Holiday Greeting Ever

You know, I’m just going to lay it out there. I don’t care what the politically correct way it is to wish people holiday greetings. I’m just going to state it out loud right here, right now…….. Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, … Continue reading

Google Has Changed Again! Why?????

Well folks, looks like Google has decided to tinker around with their search results screen. Again!!!   Apparently they are not making enough money (all employees got a 10% raise and $1,000 bonus). What they felt they needed to do was make the sponsored link or Pay Per Click areas even more prominently displayed.   Before … Continue reading

Social Media Catch-22 – I Don’t Know the Answer. Do You?

Ok all you savvy business social media users out there, please help me out with this riddle. Social media etiquette says – “Don’t be on social media trying to sell your products. It’s called social for a reason! No one is out there to be sold to.” So, for example, if I own a carpet … Continue reading

Ten Ways to Make “Some” Potential Customers Hate Your Website

As most of you know I have some pretty strong opinions about what should or should not go on a Website. But you know what? The only opinion that really matters, is what you the business owner of the Website want. Correct? Well actually, no! The only opinions that really matter, are what your potential … Continue reading

Google Places – A Great Information Source for Business Owners

As a business owner would it be of value to know how many people saw your company listed on that little map at the top of a Google search? Would it be even better if you could tell how many of them actually clicked your site from that list? Or even better, what words did … Continue reading

Why Google Loves Blogs

Content is king! Change is Queen! Google loves companies that put lots of content on the Internet and change it often. Google finds the technology/database/language that blogs are based on, very easy to understand and index. So what you have is a technology tool that is easy to index, it’s content rich, and change focused. … Continue reading

Social Media Consulting Company’s Use Scare Tactic Marketing??

Are you considering hiring an online social media consulting company for your business? Before you do, evaluate how they are approaching you about their services. Are they trying to scare you into buying their services? Here are a few questions to consider when evaluating online social media consulting companies. 1. Are they using scare tactic … Continue reading

KC Web Specialists Nominated for Award

Great News!!! KC Web Specialists was nominated for the KC KS 2010 New Small Business of the Year Award. Stay Tuned for More Details.

So do you Bing? Do Others?

First off, let me explain what Bing is? Bing is the third largest search engine out there. Number 1 is Google, number 2 is Yahoo, and then comes Bing. Bing used to be called MSN Search, but Microsoft wanted to shake up the name and establish a better search engine brand so they upgraded the MSN search engine and … Continue reading

My Favorite Pieces of Website Advice

As I’ve worked with many small business owners over the last few years, I’ve developed some lines that seem to work well. Of course I won’t be sharing those lines that didn’t seem to work so well 😦   But here are a few pieces of advice related to a Website for you to take, or leave, as you see … Continue reading

Secret Keywords No More!!!

Have you heard a Web developer tell you they are going to put in all the necessary secret keywords to get your Website to show up in Google and Yahoo? Did you build your own Website using a template or online tool that gives you a field to type in Keywords for the site? What both … Continue reading

A Simple Plan for Small Businesses and Social Online Media

So many business owners are struggling with social online media for their business. Their struggle is not how to use the tools. Those are free and easy to work in. The struggle is how do they effectively use these tools to help their business. To add some clarity to your businesses online social media plan, I suggest … Continue reading

How Do I Get People To Read My Online Newsletter?

As I now approach two years of writing newsletters, I’m finding that about 43% of the people I send them to, on average, open and read them. And, about 25% of those who read them, click the links that I occasionally put in them as well. With that said, those that know me well, know that I always want to … Continue reading

Bing – The New Google? – Probably Not!

If you don’t know, Bing is the new version of MSN. MSN was the number three search engine on the market. Yahoo was number two, then of course the mighty number one is Google. Will Bing replace Google’s dominance in the search engine arena? Probably not anytime soon. Let’s approach this by the numbers.  Here’s a … Continue reading