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A few easy ways to boost indegree (and Google rankings)

November 15th, 2009

Many new Web designers are concerned about the popularity — and thus searchability — of their sites. I’m working on a professional portfolio, so I want my Web site to be very visible to potential employers and people in my field.

So, if you’re looking to move your site up the Google chain, start cross-promoting. Here are a couple social networking platforms to start with:

1. LinkedIn

2. Twitter

3. Facebook

4. Personal blogs

Of course, if you have a Facebook personality you wouldn’t want potential employers to see, don’t link to a professional Web site. But, by adding a link to my Web site on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, my Web site has moved up the Google rankings to the third search option for my name.

And you can always add widgets from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to your Web sites.

Good luck!

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