Gini Nelson\’s Engaging Conflicts

August 12, 2006

20 Concepts and Recommendations for Utilizing the Internet: Another 5 Technical Recommendations (#4)

Filed under: Business,Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 6:42 am

Jim Melamed’s innovative and entrepreneurial work at and through Mediate.com supports conflict specialists working to establish and maintain their niches, increasingly necessary for business success. His articles include 20 Concepts & Recommendations for Utilizing the Internet, Integrating The Internet Into Your Mediation Practice, and Mediating on the Internet: Today and Tomorrow (two parts).

Here’s the concluding part of 20 Concepts & Recommendations for Utilizing the Internet:

This article reviews 20 concepts and recommendations to assist you to most capably utilize the Internet in support of your Mediation practice.

10 Technical Recommendations

Recommendation #6. Get Detailed Statistics on your Web Site Performance and be able to understand your statistics.

Recommendation #7. Get Your Site Linked on other sites. This, along with meta tag key words, is the best way to rise in the search engines!

Recommendation #8. Be sure that your Meta Tags are Capable so that you are found by search engines, look good in the search engine reports and look good when people do get to your site.

Recommendation #9. Send out a Periodic Email Newsletter. This is the best way to remind referral sources that you exist and get them to your site.

Recommendation #10. Get Your URL Out There! You should have your web site on cards, stationary, directory listings, voice-mail, on articles and elsewhere.

For more information on the Internet in Mediation, see www.mediate.com/ODR

The next issue of the Engaging Conflicts Today newsletter features an interview with Jim that continues the discussion started with this posts. You can sign up for the newsletter by clicking on the “sign up” link in the upper right corner at the top of the blog site.

Biography: Jim Melamed, J.D., founded The Oregon Mediation Center, Inc. in Eugene, OR in 1983 and has been offering mediation services ever since. He is an adjunct Professor of Mediation at Pepperdine Law School, mediates organizational and legal matters in Oregon, Washington and California, and has assisted in the resolution of over 2,000 disputes. He also is the co-founder and CEO of Mediate.com (1996 to present), the most visited conflict resolution web site in the world; former Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93, now merged into ACR); former Chair of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission; founding President and first Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association; and in 2003, he received the 2003 Oregon Mediation Association Award of Excellence.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi Jim

    Thank you for that piece on mediating on the internet. The article is very inspiring and useful. I am going to use some of the ideas for my infant mediation service in Poland. I would be glad to be further advised.

    Remain Blessed

    Emmy Irobi
    Mediator in Poland

    Comment by Emmy Irobi — August 17, 2006 @ 3:45 am | Reply


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