How Business Directory Sites Boost Your Web Site

Boosting Website Performance With Citations

Business directory sites are best thought of as an authority site for online marketing purposes. While you may not get a significant amount of direct traffic from a business directory site, the links coming to your site from a business directory site are considered trustworthy. This trustworthiness or authority link, is attributed to several factors.

One factor of trust or authority is location trust. If a link is coming from a local type of directory site such as the business directory in Allen: www.talkofallen.com, then the local trustworthiness is in the context of your local website is getting a citation link from an appropriate local business directory. Another trust factor would be in a particular niche. Imagine you are operating a website for your locksmith business. A citation link from a business directory site that focuses on the locksmith trade, such as www.nationslock.com, would pass the trustworthiness…

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The growth and transformation of Allen

The growth and transformation of Allen Despite the ups and downs of the national economy, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex expands. I find it hard to believe that at the beginning of the tech boom in the 1990s, our job base totaled 2.6 million versus 3.7 million today. At that time, our telecom corridor was rapidly expanding and Legacy was in its toddler years. Those 1.1 million new jobs fueled the expansion and creation of many business hubs. As we look around DFW today, new development continues to flow into established areas to accommodate our growth. Other areas, however, are also emerging as potential new submarkets. One of those is Allen. Currently, Allen and McKinney are included in the broader Richardson – Plano submarket. Although that combination makes sense today, it probably doesn’t in the not too distant future. Of all the next tier suburbs in the path of …
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Bid 2017 Farewell With These Fun Festivities

Here are some words from the Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau. What do you think about fun things to do for 2017 NYE celebrations in Allen TX? 2017 is rapidly coming to a close, but we’ve got the scoop on how to make your final moments of the year memorable and kick off the new year on the right notes. Looking to celebrate the New Year with style? Bar Louie’s NYE bash is going to be popping (and not just the bottles, either!) with your favorite hits playing, your beers of choice on tap, and piquant plates being cooked up and dished out to you from 8 PM to 2 AM. Click here for tickets to guarantee a great night. Sports fans can cheer on the Allen Americans on New Year’s Eve as they take on the Wichita Thunder. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you watch our hometown hockey heroes try to claim their fifth championship at Allen Event Center. Don’t miss out on the action -- score your tickets today! Dance your way into the New Year at Kelly’s at The Villag…
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Stacy Rd Fast Food Lane

With the The Village at Allen on one side and The Village at Fairview on the other, Stacy Rd is quite the happening shopping area. Let's not forget Premium Outlets on the west side of Central. These mega-draw retail areas bring thousands of shoppers and with their shopping tasks, they get hungry. To fill this need to feed, in steps the fast food cartel with their various offerings of quite bites and beverages. This is where Fast Food Lane comes in. From the west we have In-N-Out Burgers, Raising Cane's Chicken, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, McDonalds, Taco Bell, El Pollo Loco, Whataburger and Jack In The Box. Last, but not least, is Taco Bueno. I have them listed last because they are actually on Greenville Ave, not Stacy Road. Chick-fil-a Chick-fil-a, is open 6 days a week. Sunday is closed for employees to have family time. They have a play area for the kids, convenient drive through, outdoor seating during nice weather and a very courteous staff. They also provide cate…
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Allen Eagle Football – Varsity Schedule

Texas UIL State Champions 2008, 2012, 2013, & 2014 Date      Opponent         Location       Time/Result  8/19  Arlington Martin*  Eagle Stadium  10:00 a.m. NA  8/26 Hoover, Alabama  Eagle Stadium 7:30 p.m. W  9/2 Evangel, Louisiana  Eagle Stadium 7:30 p.m. W  9/9  Coppell  Buddy Echols Field, Coppell 7:30 p.m. W 9/16 open open open 9/23 McKinney Boyd   Ron Poe Stadium, McKinney 7:30 p.m. W 9/30 Plano West**  Eagle Stadium 7:30 p.m. W 10/7 Plano  Clark Stadium, Plano 7:30 p.m. W 10/14  Denton Guyer  Eagle Stadium 7:30 p.m. W 10/20 McKinney  Ron Poe Stadium, McKinney 7:30 p.m. W 10/28 Plano East   Kimbrough Stadium, Plano 7:30 p.m. W  11/4 Wylie*** Eagle Stadium  7:30 p.m. W  11/11 Euless Trinity Eagle Stadium  7:30 p.m. W  11/18 Belton Mesquite Memorial Stadium  7:30 p.m. W  11/25 San Angelo Central San Angelo Stadium  4:00 p.m. W 12/3 …
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Fishing in Ray Roberts Lake

The Ray Roberts Lake is home to a variety of fishes including but not limited to largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, crappie and sunfish. The lake has 2,000 acres of standing timber, with a rip-rap along the dam located at the south end of the main pool. It is has 2,212 acres of floating and submerged aquatic vegetation. Some floating species found on the lake are floating pondweed, water primrose and American lotus. Submerged species, on the other hand, include bushy pondweed, American milfoil, Chara and hydrilla. Fishing Tips and Techniques Guided fishing trips for largemouth bass, white bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish are quite popular in Ray Roberts Lake. The lake has many good spots where you can fish for largemouths. During the spring and fall, Largemouth bass angling seems to peak. If you like to fish for trophy bass, February and March are the ideal months to go fishing on the lake. When fishing for colder months, the best bait is a jig or a ji…
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Spring Break Activities in Allen

Whether you are a tourist or a native of Allen, Texas, you will surely love the town’s festive spirit during Spring Break. The town offers a variety of activities for you and your family and surely you will know that in Texas, everything is bigger and better. Here are some activities that await you when you visit the town. If you’re a health buff or love to be active, the SNAP dance, Zumba Party, Yoga and Aerobics are the activities for you. You can snap your fingers and shuffle your feet to the music or you can choose to join the party and learn Latin-based moves to your favorite party songs while doing high-intensity cardio all under the black lights. But if you prefer serene and traditional fitness activities, Yoga and Aerobics classes are also available. Boxing and Martial Arts are also beneficial activities to spend your time on during the Spring Break. Aside from keeping you fit, boxing and martial arts will come in handy when you do get in trouble and you need …
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Tips You Can Use For Your Website In 2016

Online Marketing Tips For 2016 For your company to thrive in this ever changing time and age, one way to get your brand boosted is to make a great website. A website gives your consumers more opportunity to learn more about company, your products and services. While many people company have their own website, some of them really looks outdated. It turns off any potential customers. Making your website great and outstanding needs its proper research and prospecting. More and more people are jumping in the internet because it’s a great way to sell your products and services. Thus, your competitors are also growing and taking action as you read this. One tip for your company to get notice in the thousandths of people in the internet is to be unique in your own space. Meaning every company has a target niche and you’re not the lonely selling things to them. So make sure to differentiate your presence online from your competitors. You can achieve this by making your website simple…
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Where is the best barbecue in Allen TX?

Your chance to vote for the best barbecue in Allen TX Some times, saying "The best barbecue" can start a real brawl. Well, we hope to be a little more civilized with this here poll to find where people think who has the best barbecue in Allen Texas. As for "pure cue joints", we don't have that many. And I know a lot of other places serve a version of this Texas staple. You're sure welcome to add them to the results, but let's be fair. Let us know what you think. We'll have the results soon. View their listing: Soulman Barbecue Big Ray's BBQ Rudy's Bar-BQ Dickie's Barbecue  
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