Turning points seemed like a good way to announce the redesigned Cre8asiteforums. That, and it’s International Women’s Day, and I am one.
As you can see (refresh your browser if you don’t), the homepage for Cre8asiteforums is brand new. In fact, there is a long list of new enhancements, front and back-end, plus a dedicated server and more. A small army of Ninjas are assigned to protect, defend and maintain Cre8siteforums. Testing of all changes are managed with Jira and not released until they are cleared in a the development environment. This takes me back to my software application development days and has been a great experience working with the Team.
There will be tweaks and new things added but in general, Ann Smarty, Community Manager for Internet Marketing Ninjas, and I will be blogging here on forum posts and whatever else inspires us. You can link directly into forum categories, find all the social sites we’re tied to and register as a forums member from here. If something seems odd or is not working on your browser or device, please contact me (Kim Krause Berg).
Did You Suddenly Change Careers or How You Do Your Work?
I got to chatting about this topic in Facebook because I noticed the theme showing up in various social sites I visit. I shared my story in Turning Point/wakeup Calls – Standout Moments That Changed Your Career. The SEO industry has seen its share of sudden career moves by well-known people like Rand Fishkin, Lisa Barone, Dave Snyder and even my boss, Jim Boykin. Ann Smarty literally left her country and moved her entire family to New York to work here. Would you be able to do that?
PubCon New Orleans Will Be a Great Adventure
I’ve met a few of the Moderators who volunteer (or did) Cre8asiteforums. One of them, Donna Fontenot, has been on my Wish to Meet list for years and years. That wish was granted by Jim Boykin, who made it possible for Donna to attend PubCon New Orleans. In case you didn’t know, Donna is not only famous in the search marketing industry, but she’s also mystery book author gaining quick fame and kudos for her debut book – The Grave Blogger
I was accepted to speak on community building, which means I’m going with the Ninja speaking and exhibit hall team. I promise there will be lots of pictures and great moments when Donna and I finally meet and get to spend time together. Not only that, we ran a contest at Cre8asiteforums for a free full pass to PubCon NO, and I hope to find him and shower him with swag.
Best in SEO
Two threads earned this week’s “Best in SEO” mention.
How Test If Link Is A True Link Seo Wise?
I was reading a book that said for true SEO link benefit you want to
make sure that a sites link to you goes directly to you site, and does
not have that split second where it goes to the host site first. You
point your cursor at the link and then…. did not understand the rest.
Seo Hall Of Shame – Are You Kidding Me?
We’ve come across your website online “Cre8Asiteforums.com” and noticed your site is not on the top ranking for most important search engine like Google Yahoo.& Bing I am wondering if you would be interested in Search engine optimization done for your website at a very low cost.
And finally, I salute Dani Horowitz of DaniWeb, Jill Whalen of HighRankings Forums, fellow forums founders who never, ever gave up and are examples of who women do succeed in IT and related careers.