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  • SEO Keywords for Small Non-Profits

    20 June 2011 4 comments
    Your non-profit website is supposed to help new people – prospective donors, members, and advocates – find your organization online. But what if it’s not showing up in the search engines?
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  • Why SEO? A primer for association and non-profit web sites

    17 September 2010 6 comments
    This is a guest post by Keith Holloway. Keith is the founding partner of BetterMail.ca , an engagement campaign software company that operates a consulting division completely focused on search marketing and Wild Apricot is a (happy!) client of BetterMail.ca....
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  • Rich Media Search Tool for Your Website

    13 August 2010 3 comments
    Are you looking for a way to help your website visitors easily find relevant related information online? The folks over at ReadWriteWeb have just added a great new search feature to their site, courtesy of Apture.com . When you highlight any word,...
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  • 3 (more) Search Engine Writing Tips for Associations

    06 August 2010 0 comments
    Search engine optimization (or SEO for short) is, simply, the process of making it easier for people to find you in search engines such as Google. Associations can benefit greatly from doing a little SEO work on their website, since getting more traffic...
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  • Better Search Tools for Twitter Backlinks

    17 May 2010 2 comments
    You already know the importance of listening for social media mentions of your nonprofit – monitoring with tools like Google Alerts that can let you know when your organization’s name comes up online. But what of those Twitter users who link to your website...
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  • 4 Ways to Search Flickr by Color

    29 April 2010 0 comments
    We’ve talked before about good tools that will search Flickr for Creative Commons-licensed images based on the keywords you choose. Now, check out another (more colorful) way to find the pictures you need for your blog or website... Just don't be surprised if your productivity drops - these color-based search tools are fun!
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  • How Fast is Your Website?

    19 April 2010 7 comments
    You’ve put a lot of effort into getting your nonprofit’s website to rank well in search engines, without the budget for an SEO expert to help. And now Google says your site needs to be fast, as well as “relevant”?
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  • Monitor the Web in Real Time: Instant Dashboards

    16 April 2010 3 comments
    You've got bookmarks for websites you need to check daily, online tools, news alerts for tracking your nonprofit's keywords and issues, email, social networks, RSS feeds for favorite blogs… It's all too easy to miss vital information, or to waste a great deal of time checking for updates. Now imagine one custom site that lets you monitor all that data at a glance – a dashboard that's updated in real time.
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  • Facebook Page Not Found in Facebook Search?

    12 November 2009 9 comments
    One of Wild Apricot's blog readers created a Facebook Page for his nonprofit organization, but the new Page doesn’t show up in the results for Facebook’s own Search tool. "Why is this?" he asks.
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  • Does Bing Know About Your Website?

    05 November 2009 8 comments
    Google may know all about your nonprofit’s website (and your blog, and whatever social media profiles you’ve staked out on the Web), but that doesn’t guarantee that Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, will automatically index your site as well.
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  • How to Find (and Map) Local People on Twitter

    24 October 2009 3 comments
    In June 2009, Nielsen reported nearly 21 million unique visitors to Twitter.com. How can a small nonprofit organization, with limited time and resources for social media, find the right people to connect with in that microblogging crowd? Try your TPS...
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  • Topic-Based RSS Search LazyFeed Opens to the Public

    26 August 2009 2 comments
    LazyFeed is a new RSS feed engine based on topics, not sources or individuals, that offers a new way to find information online blogs, news services, podcasts, social media updates, and so on — content from any site that publishes an RSS feed. The...
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  • How to Find Local People on Twitter

    28 July 2009 1 comments
    It’s great to interact with others around the world in social networks — to learn what other organizations are doing, and to reap fresh ideas for your own nonprofit — but what a many small nonprofit often needs most is to connect with potential volunteers and supporters in your own community. Here are a few tools to help you find local Twitter users.
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  • Do Hashtags Help a Twitter Topic Search?

    23 July 2009 4 comments
    In a recent comment on An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags , Wild Apricot reader 88keyman came through with a really great question: Suppose I’m writing on a topic concerning Iran. If I include the hashtag #Iran, how does that differ from merely using...
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  • Yahoo Search Pad for Automatic Notes

    16 July 2009 0 comments
    If Yahoo Search is your search engine of choice, you may have noticed a new feature recently. Yahoo Search Pad kicks in automatically when the engine detects a pattern of search that suggests you're researching a specific topic, and unobtrusively tracks...
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