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29
Mar
10

What is up ahead?

Break is over, time to get to work. Both on the blog and my new project…

More coming on this new project I will be working on in future updates.

-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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07
Mar
10

Its been a while since….

Hey everyone,

    I noticed that it has been a bit longer than usual between posts so I thought I would mention my two reasons why.

  1. School is about to let out for spring break and I am being absolutely hammered with work and tests.
  2. Currently have been working on a new design for the home page.


-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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28
Feb
10

How essential is SEO?

SEO… Essential!

SEO (search engine optimization) in simple terms is enhancing your websites ability to be found my search engines.

  There are a few things that you should watch out for when you are optimizing your site.

  Don’t make duplicate posts or pages: Search engine crawlers don’t want to give their clients the same post twice, they make things simple. If a crawler searches through a page and finds it very similar to another, then chances are one of them won’t show up in the list.

  Get quality backlinks to your site: the more backlinks to your site the higher it will rank in the listings. It’s like going to an arcade and winning tickets to cash in for a prize. The more tickets you have, the better the prize you receive, and in this case the prize is more traffic.

  This article by Carolyn Barratt talks about using text, flash and HTML to boost your SEO rankings. (You should check it out later)
http://bit.ly/9BromS

Something that I have been working on for my own website is keyword research. Keyword Research is exactly what it sounds like, researching the effective keywords for your niche. Once you obtain a list of keywords for your niche, you are then able to enrich your content and pages with these keywords. This will help raise your rankings because the crawlers will view your information as relevant to the searches.

  This article gives an interesting viewpoint on thinking outside the box when optimizing your site. (You should also check this one out later)
http://bit.ly/bH6riv

  Now that I have given you some information on SEO, lets talk about the benefits and why you should definitely apply this to your website.

  Why would you want to go through this process? Is it really going to help me out?

  YES! It will help you out more than you know; especially in the long run. After a little while and the search engines have enough time to crawl through your site, it will appear in the rankings more often. Thus, getting more traffic to your site, and depending on what you are trying to do, make more sales or gain readers.

  Feel free to ask me any questions.

  -Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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27
Feb
10

Learning to Optimize Blog for SEO


Lately I have been learning more about optimizing my blog posts for SEO. I found this post on ProBlogger earlier and though I would share it with all of you.

http://bit.ly/8ZeYuT

Learning to optimize entries or pages on your site in general are crucial to much of the success on the web. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) helps crawlers from search engines find content and meta tags on your pages to help drive traffic to your site.
More on this topic on my website.

-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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25
Feb
10

How to Blog

Have you ever found yourself wonder… How do you blog?
When people want to start a blog, typically the first thing they do is ask themselves

  How exactly do I “Blog”?

  Lets just talk about it real quick…

  So first of all, in order to understand how to blog we have to define what a blog is.

  Blog (My definition): Place where you can write or share any thoughts that you would like other people to know of. It’s very much like a journal. Typically a blog has a centered subject and readers who are interested in the subject, visiting the blog. A blog is an excellent way to share information with others.

  This is what a lot of people do when they want to start a blog.

  They think TOO hard. Blogging is not something that should be difficult. All you have to do is talk about the thing you went online to talk about in the first place. They get so bogged down on thinking “Oh man! I just don’t know what to write! I don’t know how to start! I’ve never done this before!”

  Just… start! (Make a leap and have a go of it, trust me! You’ll be a blogger in no time)

Something good to remember when starting out a blog.

  The first entry is ALWAYS the hardest. Just like anything you do, the first time is always the most daunting. After that… The articles flow much easier.

  Test it out, open up a word document and just give it a shot. Read it to yourself and see if it sounds like a good article that you would enjoy reading if someone else had written it.

  Need Some Steps?

Ok if you need a little push here is a basic list of things to do when you write a blog.

  1.    Figure out what you want to talk about.

2.    Do a little brainstorming and figure out the main points you want to get across with the entry.

3.    Open up a document and start typing.

4.    Try entering as if you were talking to someone in person about the topic, almost as though you are giving a presentation.

5.    Let the readers know what they are about to read.

6.    Fill up the article with some good content on your topic.

7.    End it as you would if you just finished presenting the information in front of an audience.



Now obviously this is not exactly what everyone does. There is not just ONE way to write a blog. I just wanted to give you some basic ideas and help get the ball rolling. Feel free to ask me any questions you have or if you need any help, drop me a comment, they all go straight to my email, no one else reads them. I’ll be happy to help in anyway that I can. After all that’s what I’m on here to do. Help people blog.  

  Good luck!
-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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22
Feb
10

First Collegiate-Preneur Video is now online!

Hey everyone! Exciting day! After days of editing and recording, I finally got the first video up for the Collegiate-Preneur. Check it out!

-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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18
Feb
10

Freelancing into success


Thought this was a pretty good read. Check out how freelancing can help you out at Yaro Staraks blog.

http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/2110/freelancing-to-entrepreneur/

-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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