Welcome to the December 20, 2012 edition of a web marketing blog carnival.

Brad Randolph presents Setting Up Divs For Responsive Web Development posted at Brand-It Web Design, saying, “Learn about the 4 main breaking points to design for in responsive web design. Take those breaking points and turn them into functioning divs to create a responsive web layout.”

Brandon Yawa presents 2000 Page Views in 2 Months posted at Brandon Yawa, saying, “This blog reveals a 2 month blog strategy that generated over 2000 page views.”

Online Marketing

Jon Rhodes presents Want High Affiliate Sales? Build Up Your Trust posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “This article shows you the value of building trust with your potential customers.”

SEO

David Leonhardt presents Does Google think it’s God? posted at David Leonhardt’s SEO and Social Media Marketing, saying, “Google looks at your website on the Internet that same way as God looks at you. Google sees what our websites are really made of – the code, the content, the information.”

Small Business Marketing

Biz Tips presents Top Ten Sizzling Ways To Improve Your Ad Copy posted at Make Friends And Money Sharing Your Biz Tips, saying, “Ad Copy needs to be insightful and respectful of its audience without sounding trite. While there’s no one way of writing copy correctly, there are some general tips that can help you sharpen your advertising.”

WordPress

Jeremy Biberdorf presents It Is Your Blogging Journey, You Make The Rules posted at Modest Money, saying, “There are things where there is no set blueprint that you need to follow. You are free to do what works for you and sometimes just wing it. Blogging is one of those things. There may be strategies that have worked well for others, but how you approach it is completely up to you.”

Online Marketing

Jeszlene Zhou presents Get you (and your blog) in the press! posted at First Comms Job, saying, “Getting featured or interviewed by the press not promotes and drives traffic to your blog, but it increases you and your blog’s credibility. This article discusses how to receive press coverage.”

SEO

Daniel Drew presents The Truth: Press Release Links posted at Content Writing King Blog, saying, “There are many people (specifically in the SEO world) that use press releases as a “link building strategy. You need to realize that these are “paid links” which by Google’s own rules paid links need to be “NoFollow” links. None of the 3 online press release companies (PRWeb, Businesswire, or PRNewswire) even allow your keyword links to be “NoFollow”, thus right there you are breaking Googles own rules.”

Shamelle presents How To Improve Your Google Local Search Rankings – My Google Business Group Presentation posted at Better Blogging Ways, saying, “Local SEO is a specialist technique that aims at getting your business name and website in front of people that are physically located near it. Therefore, local SEO is an obvious choice to promote and market your business on the Web. The following blog post provides several actionable techniques to help drive traffic and sales to your website.”

Small Business Marketing

Bill Smith presents Matt Cutts Shares His Views On Guest BloggingAuthority Articles posted at Authority Articles, saying, “Matt Cutts discussed guest posting and its influence on links on Google’s Webmaster Help video released last month. Now he appears in a new video answering a related question.”

Matt Schoenherr presents Branding 101: 12 Brand Archetypes posted at Marketing Ideas 101, saying, “What is a brand archetype? Archetypes are a concept originally conceived by famed Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung. In marketing, a brand archetype is a genre you assign to your brand, based upon symbolism. The idea behind using brand archetypes is to anchor your brand against something iconic—something already embedded within the conscious and subconscious of humanity. In the minds of both the brand owner and the public, aligning with a brand archetype makes the brand easier to identify.”

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