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Wake Forest Car Accident Lawyer – What to do Before You Call a Lawyer

What to do Before You Call a Lawyer

A car accident is one of  the most deviating events that a person can be involved in. They can damage your car and more importantly yourself. In the aftermath of a car accident it can be a chaotic scene. It is important to take care of some housekeeping immediately following the accident. First of all be sure to call your insurance company and let them know what has happened. Next you need to take some steps to make sure your lawyer, if you decide to go that route, has enough evidence to win your case. First, you need to decide if it will be beneficial for you to invest in an attorney. You have to keep in mind that an attorney is going to take a third of your settlement. Keeping that in mind you have to determine if two thirds of your settlement with a lawyer will get you more or less than you could get from a settlement without a lawyer. Here is an example: if you could get a $5,000 settlement without a lawyer, or get a $7,000 settlement with a lawyer. You would be better off with the $5000 on your own because if you go with the $7000 then you will actually only get $4,666. The attorney will take the rest. So you have to determine which route will be most beneficial to you. If you decide to dive in on your own, insurance companies will try to offer you a lower amount than you could potentially receive.  

Another good idea is to get contact information from people who witnessed the incident. It is best to do this as soon as possible after the accident. The police will get witness accounts on their own for the police report, but it will be beneficial to gather as many witness accounts as possible so that your attorney will have plenty of credibility to prove that you were not at fault. Make sure your witness accounts are not putting you at fault for the collision. Try to get the contact information from anybody who witnessed the accident. 
The next thing you want to do is order a police report. You can do this by calling the police station in the town that the accident occurred and asking for a copy of the police report. If you call and they do not have a police report for your particular accident, call the county sheriff and find out if a sheriffs deputy wrote up the accident. It is very important that you obtain a police report. When you contact an attorney, they are going to want to review it as soon as possible. You may have to pay a fee to have a copy of the police report printed and sent to you. You can typically find more information regarding police reports and how to get them on the police station website. 
Make sure you get pictures of any damage caused by the accident. This includes damage to the vehicle as well as you. When taking photos, make sure you get images of all of the damage. Don’t just send in pictures of a bent bumper. Get pictures of any blood, bruises, or cuts that were caused by the incident. Insurance companies will offer a larger settlement if you can convince them that the accident was not just a minor bump. Sell it as a life changing event. Also be sure to get documentation of any property inside the vehicle that was damaged as a direct result of the accident. Items commonly broken in car accidents include cell phones, laptops, and other valuable electronics that could be easily damaged in a collision. 
You should also get a repair estimate. Most of the time an insurance adjuster will try to send you to the cheapest repair shop they can find. Don’t feel pressured. You can take your car to whatever shop that you believe will do the best job. The shops that the insurance company recommends typically do not do the best repair jobs. 
Make sure that if you are in any kind of pain that you visit a hospital for your injuries. If you avoid a visit to the hospital your injuries will not come into play in your case because the argument will be that obviously they were not severe enough to need medical attention. Don’t be afraid of hospital costs. After a collision your visit will more than likely be covered by car insurance because it was related to a vehicle incident. 
My last tip for you is to be prepared. Make sure you have all of the proper documentation and information on hand before you attempt to get in touch with an attorney. Have the physical address of the accident, a record of all of the medical treatments related to the accident, and any other important information that you believe will help your settlement. Having all of this handy when you call will allow your attorney to provide you with the best legal evaluation they can. 

What Does It Mean When Google Crawls Something?

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What Does It Mean When Google Crawls Something?

If you are trying to get traffic to your webpage it can be very frustrating getting started. The best way to get visitors is to rank well in search organically. This is easier said than done. Ranking well in search takes a good mixture of  unique content, links, images, videos and on top of all of that you need Google to crawl your page. It can take anywhere from one second to a month for google to crawl your site. But before we discuss crawling time and some other topics related to crawling. What does it mean when Google crawls something? The answer to this question starts with Googles algorithm. Google ranks webpages in search by how well they match a keyword search. So they have to go through and read every webpage that is posted on the internet and determine which ones are most relevant to a search. To read the hundreds of thousands of content posted daily, Google’s algorithm sends out little virtual Google bots to search the internet for content related to any keyword that is Google searched. This process is called crawling. Once a webpage has been crawled, depending on the quality of the content it will usually rank for whatever the content is about.

The amount of time it takes to crawl a website is determined by how relevant the webpage is. If the website is very new and does not have that much content, it will take longer for it to be crawled and ranked. If your Google has crawled your website before and has confirmed that it is a reliable resource it will be crawled much faster than a new unconfirmed website. There is another way to get your site crawled instantly using something called webmaster tools. I will write an article specifically about those soon.
Some tips to make sure your site gets ranked well after it is crawled include making sure your content is original, making sure you have original images and videos, and making sure you have organic back links to your webpage. Having original content and media will get you ranked higher than if you use other peoples content and media. Google is looking for new information that will improve their search results and keep people coming back to search with them. If you post content that is the same as other websites, you will be ranked below them unless you bring something new to the table.

Top Three Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Webpage

People always ask the question: “How do I get traffic to my blog/website?”. Getting traffic is vital to your website or blog. Especially when you are trying to generate revenue through ads. There are many ways you can achieve this. Some SEO tips that “experts” recommend, are not really the best ways to get major traffic. But some of these tips couldn’t be more accurate.
There are three tips that I believe you should take into consideration when driving traffic to your business or website. I have found these three tips to be the most effective in driving traffic to a website or business.

1. Post quality content 
Quality content is the most important factor when driving traffic to a website. Quality content will make readers stay on the site. It will also bring readers back for more. You will want to write in a way that readers will not stop reading and move on. You need to have the readers full undivided attention.

2. Keep posting; keep material fresh
It is important to keep the material on your webpage fresh and new. To achieve this it is vital to continuously post new content regularly. Having recent posts will bump yo up in search results, and when you are higher in search results it will increase the amount of traffic to your site. Just be sure to keep accumulating more and more content. Content is what readers are after, so give keep piling it up to feed your readers.

3. Share with social media
Sharing your content to a social media site is one of the best ways to get your site under the noses of the users you want to find it. You can pick out your audience and share it directly to them. This is especially handy when you don’t rank very high in search engine results. It will allow you to feed your content directly to your target audience. You do this by sharing to specific groups or communities, that are related to your topic, on a social media site.
 To read mor about useing socail media to market your content, click HERE

How to Use Social Media to Get Customers for Your Business

Using social media is a great way to get customers interested in your product or service. The real trick is figuring out what you are going to do with social media to get customers. I will show you some easy steps that will get you pointed in the right direction.

Which Social Media Platform Should I Use?
Marketing your business is not rocket science and does not require a specific social media platform to work. What is most important is how you use it.

What Should I Include in my Posts?
When posting about your business it is important to keep your audience engaged while still letting them know about your business. Some good ways to do this include: adding fun pictures, telling stories, sharing deals, and of course sharing your product or service. It is important to always keep your goal in mind; if the message of your post is supposed to be to visit the store for the sale tomorrow, make sure you get that point across. The worst thing you can do is post pointless junk that is unrelated to your business. Everything you post needs to be related in some form or fashion to your business. When posting be sure to avoid posting too much at all costs. Overloading your followers feeds will cause them to feel bombarded with information about your business, and more than likely they will start to ignore your posts.

How Can I Get Readers To Visit My Business?
Getting customers to actually come to your business, weather online or in a store, is the whole point in posting on social media. That is why businesses do it. Some of the best ways to get customers from the social media platform to the business is to make them feel like if they do not do it soon they will miss out. Phrases like. “sale this weekend only!” or “get it while it lasts!” will create a sense of urgency in your following and they will be more likely to visit your business.

Social media is a goldmine for businesses looking for business. Don’t get left out.

How To Get People To Your Article With Social Media

After you have created an article or blog post it is important to market it so that more people actually read it. The way that I have found to be most successful with is sharing it on social media. Now you can’t just go and click share and your done, there are a few simple steps that will help your be available to millions of people. The first step is to add hashtags (#). By adding hashtags when people search for posts related to what your article is about your article will show up.
The next step is to share it with groups of people. Your followers will automatically see it but there are other ways to share it to larger groups. On Google plus you can use communities to share with groups. This is the way I use most often as Google plus is my main source of social media news.
Another important step is to have a brief description of the article or an interesting question that is answered in the post. When you do that people will have more of an idea of what is in your post.
The final step is to add an image to your post. Having an image catches the eye of readers scrolling through their feed and will make them stop to see what it is. Which will lead them to the title of the post and the description and eventually to your article.
The title of your article is also very important. Learn more

Three Tips To Create A Headline That Gets More Traffic

When blogging it is important to get traffic. The question is how? The most important part to getting traffic is to have a header that screams out:  “click the link!”, without actually saying it. There are a few ways you can do this. The first way is to ask a question. By asking a question peoples natural instinct is to want to know what the answer is. Then they will click the link to find out more. Another great way to grab peoples attention is to create a list, ex. 10 ways to get more followers on Google plus. For some reason people just love lists. The most popular are longer ones such as top one hundred or worst one hundred. One of the best types of headers are best and worst. Which are just state that the article is about something you should never do, without giving any hints. The key to all the attention grabbing headers is to make the reader feel like they are missing out on something if they don’t click the link and read the article. You want to make people wonder.
Another way to lure readers in is to use vivid adjectives. By doing this you are creating an image in readers head. This image can cause them to want to know more about the image they are seeing to complete the picture.  Matching the adjectives with the image can also help reel ’em in.
The next way to get people from the headline to the blog is to make the reader feel like what they read will make something miraculous happen. Examples of this are “sell your jewelry for twice as much cash!” or “double your income in four days!”
Combining strategies will create an amazing header that is extremely eye catching.  Some examples of a good headline is: “Five easy ways to double your blogs traffic!” This headline combines a list with a vivid adjective and a claim, “that makes miracles happen”.
 All of these strategies will lead to more readers wanting to learn more and in return more traffic on your blog.

Why Getting Authorship From Google Is Important

Have you ever searched something and seen links to articles in the search results with a picture of the author. Have you ever wondered how they achieved this. It actually isn’t that hard. It is achieved by getting authorship from Google. When you get authorship your content will be favored over everybody else’s and rank higher in search. Which in turn will get you more page views and ultimately more clicks on advertisements. When Its all said and done you get more money. The hard part is linking your blog or website to your Google plus account. To do this you have to type in a special code into the about me section of your blog. It is hard to explain so I will just put a link to a website that describes exactly how to do it. Another key part to getting authorship is having a recognizable picture of your face on your Google profile.

Once you have authorship you will start ranking higher in search. This will play a key role in marketing your content. Another thing you can do to market your content is to use communities  . These will also help you market your content and help you find information to create more content. It is okay to join more than one community that is about the same thing. This will only increase your knowledge on the subject and make your content better. Another tip I will give you is to add an image. Learn more

Why Is It Important To Join Communities?

When Google plus first released communities, I really did not see the purpose other than to bring people with a similar interest together. But the truth is, it is the bringing together people with a similar interest that makes communities so powerful. All of these people are in one place already gathered to see what you want to share weather it be something you found interesting, something you are doing, or content. All of these people that you already know will have at least some interest in what you are sharing. That is why communities are so great for marketing your, or others, content. You know that somebody is going to look into what you shared. Where as when you share to public half the people that see it will just look at it and say, “what?”
If you are going to share to public it has to be something that everybody can appreciate.

So when you Are looking to join some communities look for communities that look interesting, or that you think will contain a good audience for your content. It is a good idea to join multiple communities on the same subject that way if someone happens to post something before you, you have options. Then just post and share away.

Another reason why you should join communities is to get followers.    Learn more

Why Did You Start Using Social Media?

Social media has many different lures for people. Some do it to keep up with friends, some use it to stalk friends. Others use it to try and meet people. One of the most important ways to use it is to promote yourself. At first I used it to share with my friends. But then I was enlightened by someone that I can use social media to meet people with similar interests. This was made easier when Google Plus started communities. Since I fist started I have meet people that kayak and gone to meet them in rivers. I have only just started to use social media as a way to promote websites and people, including myself. It is important not to promote your content more than you share with people or the other way around. Try to keep them equal. Why did you start using social media?

Why Do You Use Social Media?

Social media has many uses. Even though its intended use is to get you in contact with people, it also provides businesses with a place to advertise and find customers. If you are like me you also use it to promote content, weather it is yours or you are just sharing someone else’s. By doing this you are giving thousands of people easy access to your work. It is like setting up a big ad in the middle of times square. If you are not promoting content on Google plus you are missing out on lots of readers that might just like what they see and come back for more. You can promote your content on any social media site. Just share a link and all of your followers or members of a community will be able to get to your work with the click of a button.