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Full 2008 Cactus League Coverage

CSN's Cubscast and Soxcast have you covered this Spring. Each highly-rated podcast is dedicated to following the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, as they begin their first World Series campaign in 100 years and 3 years...respectively.

New Cubs "Masochist" Shirts Available

As mentioned on a recent episode of CSN's Cubscast, recently we added a brand new series of Cubs "Masochist" shirts and hoodies to the CSN Store. These are a very limited edition, so order yours today! Shipping anywhere in the U.S. is free through 3/31/2008.

Cubscast Interviews Jeff Garlin

Cubscast, CSN's Chicago Cubs podcast, recently released an interview with lifelong Cub fan Jeff Garlin, star of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jeff also wrote/directed/starred in the new film "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With." It's available now in iTunes and via the Cubscast website. Go Cubs!

Still Looking for Team Podcast Hosts

The founders of CSN are still seeking die-hard sports fans to host individual sports team podcasts on our 12 new regional networks! Since some of the positions have already been filled, current openings are listed on each network website below:

Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Texas, and Washington, DC.

If you have any questions or would like to audition to for a team in a city that isn't listed, please e-mail auditions (at)

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What to Look for and Prevent With SEO Companies

The world of online marketing and internet marketing has constantly had it's predators. The goal of this article is to help you prevent the most apparent ones. Just remember, there is always a company out there that is prepared to take your money and not give you the ROI you are spending for.
Below are the things you must avoid:. The guarantee of particular page ranking. No business can ever assure page ranking. The search engines are in charge of exactly what is revealed, and where it is ranked. All we can do as SEO's is increase the possibility that the pages are viewed as relevant for your terms.
A business that tells you your positions will fall if you stop paying and using their service. If this is true, they are most likely purchasing associated with your site or buying various other methods that are looked down upon by online search engine and will eventually get you penalized.
SEO Company's internet sites that are not "Top-Notch". If you go to their site, and it has a bad layout, you can't find where to click, or just looks like it's poor quality, chances are, that is what they will make your site appearance like.
Companies the have "extended agreements". While it can take a considerable quantity of time to market a site online, if a company is asking for over 12 months of company from you, there is generally a reason they require that much time (they cannot work effectively).
The $299/month phone call. While it is tempting, there are loads of SEO companies that frequently cold-call and market a $299/month bundle for 10 keywords on Google. This is usually a total rip-off, and is something you can do free of charge in less than 1 hour.
While link popularity is a very crucial part to numerous search engine's ranking elements, we think that a lot of poor quality links can really harm even more than help.
Here are the things to look for:.
A company that is eager to assist enhance the quantity of traffic and conversions on your internet site while minimizing your actual cost per lead. There are numerous methods to efficiently market your business online, and not all them consist of being # 1 on online search engine.
A company that desires to help your bottom line and can give you transparency into where your advertising budget plan is being spent. The majority of business request for a retainer to keep you on top of your competition if you are in a competitive market.
SEO Companies that are experienced in quality website design and coding. Design and site use is among the key consider increasing your website's conversion rate. Check that the business excels in programming languages such as HTML or PHP.
Some type of service assurance or business dedication. Have the SEO company dedicate their company to you and be held accountable.
A knowledgeable business in neighborhood company advertising. Google recently presented a new platform for neighborhood search and map outcomes that integrates both Google Places and Organic Listings. Discover a company who understands exactly what to do to your profile to increase rank.
A SEO company that is willing to do research on your market and produce brand-new, fresh, distinct material to assist your website be successful. You get complimentary links all day when your content is unique and brand-new enough that people naturally wish to associated with it.
As constantly, beware about the business you will hire to manage your online advertising efforts. Lots of can do even more damage than excellent.

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