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Each week, I collect the 10 best posts that I’ve read and share them with you here. These posts focus on either choosing, or using, small business solutions online (or both!).

Enjoy!
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SEO Checklist: 60 essential checks before launching a website
Link: http://www.webseoanalytics.com/blog/seo-checklist-60-essential-checks-before-launching-a-website/
My Take: An extremely thorough guide to SEO in plain English chock-full of links to actions you can take whether you are launching a new site or want to touch-up the SEO on an existing one

7 New Ways to Improve Your Google Rankings
Link: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/7-new-ways-to-improve-your-google-rankings/
My Take: Wanna’ rank high in Google search? Learn how!

10 Little Known Factors that Affect Your Conversion Rate
Link: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/10-factors-conversion-rate/
My Take: Conversion is key and these 10 actionable tips can help you increase the rate on your website.

6 Ways to Instantly Improve Facebook Fan Engagement
Link: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/18550/6-Ways-to-Instantly-Improve-Facebook-Fan-Engagement.aspx
My Take: You can use these actionable tips on Facebook right away.

Pay It Forward—Use LinkedIn to Help Your Network
Link: http://www.ithinkbigger.com/web-columnists/amy-hoppenrath/item/2884-pay-it-forward%E2%80%94use-linkedin-to-help-your-network
My Take: Love this take on giving which builds social capital and is just plain good karma.

Jive: 53 Percent Of Execs Believe They Must Adopt Social Business Or Risk Falling Behind
Link: http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/29/jive-53-percent-of-execs-believe-they-must-adopt-social-business-or-risk-falling-behind/
My Take: Think social media is a passing trend? These business leaders don’t think so…

Looking For Domain Name Ideas? Use These Tools.
Link: http://www.growmap.com/domain-name-ideas/
My Take: All the good domain names are taken? Get inspiration from these tools.

The Simple Anatomy of a Conversion-Optimized Blog
Link: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/18340/The-Simple-Anatomy-of-a-Conversion-Optimized-Blog.aspx
My Take: Some more blog conversion tips goodness!

5 Tools That Help Measure Your Social Media Influence
Link: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-tools-that-help-measure-your-social-media-influence/
My Take: Wondering how you’re social media strategy is working? These tools can provide the insight you need.

Turn Commenters Into Newsletter Subscribers With 30 Seconds of Work
Link: http://live-your-love.com/commenters-into-newsletter-subscribers/
My Take: If your site is built on WordPress, you’re gonna’ LOVE this!

Cookie or no?
Link: http://holykaw.alltop.com/cookie-or-no-flowchart
My Take: And finally, an extra fun link for the holiday weekend.

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About Becky McCray

Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband own a retail liquor store in Alva, Oklahoma, and a small cattle ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.
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