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Who has the best professional speaker website?

Do you have a great site?

How would you know if you did?

The problem is that most folks either think than have a terrible site or they believe theirs is the best thing to hit the web since that dancing baby 15 years ago.

The point is that most folks don’t know what makes a great website.

The flashiest site in the world may look awesome. But if it’s not scoring well on Google for relevant keywords then it really doesn’t qualify as a great site.

And a site can attract a lot of traffic, but if it’s not converting visitors to clients because it’s ugly or hard to navigate then it’s not great.

At the end of November I’ll be attending the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) Conference in Toronto.

As part of the run up to the big event, I’m trying to compile a list of the greatest speaker websites on the planet to showcase what every professional speaker should aspire to have.

So my challenge to every speaker reading this is to send me a list the best examples of speaker sites you’ve come across.

And the last week of November, I’ll count down the top five and explain why they are great.

What I promise not to do is publish a list of worst sites or otherwise single anyone out for public ridicule – so don’t be afraid to nominate yourself.

You can send your nominations to me via email aidan@shortcircuitmedia.com or post them in the comments section below.

Also, please retweet and share this with other speakers who might be interested in participating.

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Small Business Marketing Solutions

Short Circuit media helps small businesses make more money, by growing their social media footprint and streamlining online marketing efforts to create an effective sales funnel that reaches ideal clients. That’s it.

That is the pitch.

We don’t just tell you what needs to be done. We do it.

A poorly built web site is worse than having no site at all.

As a small business, it’s more important than ever to market yourself effectively online using social media sites like Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.

Short Circuit Media understands what it takes to build a great website using the latest social media marketing techniques, and we’re experts at consulting through to implementation for small and medium sized businesses.

What makes a great website?

A great website is intuitively designed, easy to update yourself, and functionally optimized for social media marketing using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

However, beyond social media marketing, your site also needs to be found on Google for the services you offer and not for your company’s name – people that know about your company will find your company.

Simple improvement like keyword research to find what people are looking for, and a sitemap to let Google know about, and index, your site properly will make a huge difference.

Case Study #1 – www.fitnessbythelake.com

What is it?

Fitness by the Lake is a Port Credit based company focused on outdoor and at home personal training.

What we did

Built a site on WordPress with optimized keywords that were geo-targeted specifically to reach clients in Port Credit, Clarkson Village and Lorne Park.

Results

Within one week of launching the site, www.fitnessbythelake.com was in the top 5 Google results for “Personal Trainer in Port Credit”, “Personal Trainer Lorne Park” and “Personal trainer Clarkson Village.”

How much does it cost to build a website that properly integrates social media marketing?

Remember, the site is only a part of your overall internet marketing strategy.

You get:

  • Brand new website built using WordPress, for easy updates you can do yourself
  • Optimized website for search engines (Privacy policy, sitemap submission, copyrights)
  • Blog or news page (auto updating Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter)
  • Facebook Fan Page
  • LinkedIn Company page
  • Twitter account
  • Keyword research to help you write content that attracts traffic from search engines
  • Setup and installation of Google Analytics, Google Webmasters account