Spread the Word: How You Can Help Us
By Ted Ricasa
If you are interested in helping to spread the word about Fast Home Help and our mission, you have come to the right place. We appreciate any and all support, thank you!
Like Our Facebook Page
By liking our page on Facebook, you help to show people that we have a loyal following. It also sends a signal to the search engines that a real person approves of our business. Such “social signals” are becoming increasingly important elements of search engine algorithms. Your Facebook like will also allow you to receive our updates in your newsfeed. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can find information about how to sign up here.
Like Our Homepage
In the beginning of "SEO", when Google itself was just an idea, search engines used links from one website to the other as a way to rank sites against each other. If you had more links to your website, you had more "votes" and therefor were seen as a more trusted resource. Liking our website is a new way to give our website a vote and in some ways is more powerful than a link.
A recommendation on Facebook is like a positive review. The more positive reviews we receive, the more trust we will generate with our audience. We will work hard to earn and live up to every positive review we receive. Currently, Facebook recommendations are not widely used; however, we would like to lead the charge toward changing that.
Did You Know?
People spend four times as long on Facebook as they do on all of the major search engines combined... (click to expand)
Facebook is attempting to take advantage of this fact through graph search, a tool that Facebook hopes will compete with Google as a means of searching the Internet. Graph search analyzes your friends’ likes and recommendations and returns results based on their preferences.
Let’s say that you use Facebook’s graph search to search for a Mexican restaurant in your area. It will return results for restaurants that your friends have checked into or mentioned in their Facebook posts. It may even return photos they took in those restaurants. Pretty cool, huh?
Did You Know?
Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit? Wherever he wants. And the 800-pound gorilla that is Google wants to sit atop the social media throne... (click to expand)
Google+ represents Google’s attempt to assert its superiority over social media, and the search engine behemoth has adopted a hard-line philosophy of “You’re either with us or against us.” In fact, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt was recently quoted as saying that “the price for not being part of Google+ may be irrelevance.” Conversely, Google is rewarding those that participate in Google+. For example, websites that are associated with Google+ via Google Authorship have a clear advantage over those that don’t in Google’s search engine rankings.
The influence of Google+ over Google's search engine results are beginning to run even deeper than that. If you were to search for “Mustang,” for example, Google will analyze the preferences of the people in your various Google+ circles to determine whether you are more likely to be searching for the car or the horse. If you have a lot of friends in classic car clubs, it will rank results for Ford Mustangs toward the top. If you have several friends that are horse breeders, however, it will favor results relating to the horse.
There is a reason we are especially grateful to people who are willing to support us through their Google+ accounts. If you don’t already have a Google+ account, you would be wise to get on board as soon as possible. Here’s how.
Did You Know?
If you were around to watch television in the 80s, you almost certainly remember a famous ad for Faberge shampoo that featured Heather Locklear... (click to expand)
The ad anticipated the premise of social media by nearly two decades! In the commercial, Heather Locklear encourages watchers to spread the word about Faberge shampoo by telling two of their friends about it – “and then they’ll tell two friends, and so on, and so on…”
A lot of people who have Twitter accounts are too young to remember the commercial; in fact, many of them probably don’t even know who Heather Locklear is! (No offense if you are old enough to remember the 80s – we are, too.) Whether you remember the ad or not, we invite you to check it out and marvel at just how eerily Faberge summed up the concept behind Twitter long before the Twitter bird had even hatched.
Link to Us
One of the most effective ways to support Fast Home Help is to direct visitors from your website to ours via a link:
- To add a standard text link to Fast Home Help, copy the following HTML code and insert it into the page code of your website:
<a href=“http://www.fasthomehelp.com” title=“Real Estate Help”>Fast Home Help</a>
- To add a text link accompanied by the Fast Home Help logo, copy the following HTML code and insert it into the page code of your website:
<a href=“http://www.fasthomehelp.com” title=“Real Estate Help”> <img src=“”http://www.fasthomehelp.com/images/fasthomehelplogo.jpg> Fast Home Help</a>
Add Your Testimonial to Our Site
If we have been able to help you and you would like to provide us with a testimonial that we can use in our website, please send us a message.
Did You Know?
The best way to get into the good graces of a business or individual with a project is to lend your support using the methods detailed on this page. The more you support that business or individual, the more likely you are to attract positive attention to or receive similar promotion of your business or project.
If you have a business or project you would like for us to promote, please let us know and send us a message.