The Number One Way to Get Free Traffic and Backlinks (Launching Your Website to Google Page One!)

There is a way to get free traffic and backlinks to your website, launching yourself to the first page in Google organic search results within a very short period of time. But it does take some work, there are no free lunches. With that said, if you are very dedicated and take it upon yourself to make it work by setting a goal to employ this method on a consistent basis, you can compete with and surpass the big boys of the web. The playing ground does indeed become more level.

You’ve probably heard or read that writing articles is a very effective way to get free targeted traffic to your website. Yes, it is, but that is just the start. Writing articles is great, but it is slow going until you give it some oomph! The conventional method of article writing usually requires pounding them out in large numbers (depending upon the competition for your keywords) to pole vault yourself to where you eventually want to be in search engine rankings. Please don’t be disheartened. Anything worthwhile is worth the effort, and you feel better about it anyway when you reach the top of the mountain. Later in this article I Will get to an amazing discovery I recently made that helped buoy me up and not get discouraged with article writing.

In the meantime, I want to share with you one of the “baby steps” that helped me get to the number one search result on Google’s Local Search. It was quite easy for me to even beat a major competitor for my chosen keywords. In just one day I achieved number one (two or three in some cases) in Google’s Local Search for 3 or 4 quality keywords. I ranked number one for an item that is in huge demand right now all across the country. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Local Search, hurry and familiarize yourself with it!

Why is it important to gain exposure to Local Search? Because Yellow Pages is a museum relic. Oh yes, some people do still use it, but most now turn to exactly where you are right now– the internet! They type in something like “furniture Sacramento” (or wherever they live) to get listings of the most popular furniture stores in their locale. It ain’t alphabetical, baby, it’s dog eat dog, just like the rest of the net, and you getting up there in the Local Search Results can really help you.

How I did this, and how you can too, is quite elementary. But I found that not many people in my niche were doing it. I first signed up for Google Local Business Center. Then I walked through the set up process which is pretty self explanatory (it is free, by the way). I didn’t have a physical location so I got a P.O. Box, which is advised to do by Google if you don’t have a location. The part that not many of my competitors were doing was posting pictures (I bought several from off of the internet that were applicable to my products). I also made a short 6 minute video and put it on YouTube. That was quite easy to do also. I just had a friend teach a simple skill that is helpful and pertinent to my niche. I then downloaded the YouTube video to Google Local Search. Besides all of this, I put the web address of a free E-book I found on the internet into the coupon category, stating the coupon was good for one free and immediately downloadable E-Book pertinent to my niche. Get creative like this, and you’ll find many ways to get you traffic!

I hope this helped you think of things you can do to get you further to your goal of mounting the Google mountain. If you don’t think Local Search will help, think again. And then do the same thing for Yahoo’s version of it. Borrow a camcorder if you have to. I think the biggest thing is overcoming the obstacle of doing something you haven’t done before and think might be hard. You have momentum in not having done it up to this point, but you can change that, take a “baby step,” and the momentum you have started by doing these simple things will really get the ball rolling in the right direction!

Why an Integrated Workplace Safety and Wellness Program Is Best

Employees are a business’s most valuable asset and keeping them safe and healthy should be a priority for any company. Many businesses have a workplace safety program and a wellness program, but the two programs operate independently of one another – but should they? There are some compelling reasons to integrate the two so that employees can benefit from a more global, holistic approach to staying safe and healthy on the job.

To adequately address health and safety issues, companies need to look not only at whether an employee is performing their job safely but whether they’re healthy and fit enough to do their job without a high risk of injury. Issues like obesity, poor physical fitness and inadequate nutrition make it harder for employees to carry out certain tasks in the workplace.

The link between health and safety

According to research published in the American Journal of Public Health, people who are obese are at higher risk for occupational health issues and injuries. When obese staff are exposed to chemicals on the job, they’re at higher risk for occupational asthma and heart and lung issues compared to a non-obese person. They’re also at greater risk for ergonomic issues and bio-mechanical problems including carpal tunnel syndrome. If companies focus on workplace safety without addressing the obesity issue, the bigger problem remains. A unified approach that integrates occupational safety measures with wellness initiatives that emphasize good nutrition and weight control provides a more effective solution to the problem.

There’s also the issue of back injuries. Back injuries are one of the most common workplace safety issues, and people who are overweight and physically unfit are at higher risk for injuring their back on the job. Most back injuries occur as a result of lifting objects at work and ergonomic issues. Although it’s not possible to prevent all work-related back problems, integrating wellness with safety by emphasizing regular exercise to strengthen muscles in the lower back can reduce back injuries. Integrating workplace safety and wellness offers a more well-rounded approach to preventing back injuries.

What part does wellness play in safety? Wellness programs that focus on stress reduction, smoking cessation and alcohol and drug-related issues are also important for workplace safety. According to a study published in a Canadian publication called The Daily, smokers are at greater risk for being injured at work compared to non-smokers. Among women, the risk was nearly double. Stress does more than just affect employees psychologically – it increases their risk of being injured on the job. Employees who are under stress at home or at work are distracted and less able to focus on doing their job safely. Integrating stress management into a workplace safety program can help reduce the number of injuries and motivate employees to be more productive. Nutrition is another factor that a workplace safety and wellness program should address. Employees who start their day with only a cup of coffee are more prone to blood sugar drops that can lead to workplace injuries. Good nutrition is an integral part of any safety program.

There’s another benefit of merging wellness and workplace safety. Employees are less likely to participate in programs that address workplace hazards than they are wellness programs that focus on personal benefits. Integrating the two makes it more likely that employees will take part.

The bottom line

Combining workplace safety with wellness has a number of benefits for both employees and employers. Most importantly, it helps to create a safer, healthier and more productive workplace – and that’s something every company should strive for.

Importance of Concept Testing and Stage Gate Process for Product Acceptance Concept Testing

Concept Testing is the process or the attempt which is predicted by using the quantitative and qualitative methods to calculate the customer’s response for the new product before it is introduced in the market. Concept Testing helps us to test the success of the new product. Concept Testing provides the guidance for the advertisement, approaches, sales, images or graphics; potential consumers are also engaged in this process to get the basic idea for the product.Importance of Concept of TestingConcept Testing is the process that analyses the statistical procedures, reshapes and redefines the ideas regarding the basic idea for the product. Before the product is introduced in the market, it tests the success of the products. It helps to develop the point that it expresses the product quality, position and the targeted audiences. They study regarding the reaction to the product helps us include many things such as liking, reason to purchase and many more things. It facilitates the consumers to evaluate and they can also give their feedbacks during the development process. Concept Testing is also known as the management tool for measuring the success.The Stage Gate ProcessThe stage gate process is a procedure in which the idea of a new product ends with the successful launch. The stage-Gate divides the effort into stages which is separated by the manager or committee decision gates. The decisions are based on the available information at the time like risk analysis, business case, necessary resources etc. At every stage, there is a functional project team that carries out the task that needs to complete the before defined as deliverables. After this the deliverables are presented to the Gate Review Board in the form of a business plan in the Gate Review meeting. Until all the deliverables are gathered, the Gate Review meets cannot be held. The Gate Review Boards are guided by the head of the business regarding the products is planned and is staffed by technical and the business functional groups head to assure the proper attention is paid to each and every area during production.
Following are the process of acceptance:Deliverables: The inputs in the gate review which are delivered in the meeting by the project leader and team deliver are defined in advance and are the results of the actions from the previous stage.Criteria: The projects are judged in order to make the go/kill and prioritization decisions. The criteria are prepared into a scorecard and include both financial and qualitative criteria.Outputs: The decision of Go/Kill/Hold/Recycle with a permitted plan for the next gate, and the list of deliverable and for the next gate.