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Here is How You Can Spread the Word of this Website

Our Aim for 2015

To establish this site as a Primary 'go-to' Online Resource for Pupils and Students who are researching the Positive Case for the Union, prior to voting at the General Election in 2015.

Alistair McConnachie writes: Up to the General Election in May 2015 - and indeed thereafter - there are going to be a lot of pupils in schools - many of whom will be voting at the General Election - and students at colleges and universities, who are going to be set essays and projects on the Union, for and against. This, of course, will continue after the General Election.

We are assembling the case for the United Kingdom - as we said we would do, and as we began, last March 2012 - in a comprehensive, coherent and concise manner.

Providing that our work can be financially supported we can continue to provide this material - comprehensible, useful, and properly researched.

However, it needs to be found easily by the pupils and students, and others, who are researching the reasons for the Union. When they are set essays and projects the first thing they will do is go to the internet. We want them finding our site quickly.

That means that Google - the premier research engine - has to be able to find it easily. To do that, the site has to rank highly for the main search terms that the students are likely to use. Search terms are likely to include, for example, 'what is the positive case for the Union', 'reasons for the UK', 'arguments for the United Kingdom', 'should Scotland be independent', and so on.

One of the ways that Google ranks sites is by measuring the number of links into the site from other sites and social media such as Facebook. The more people 'linking in' to A Force For Good, then the more easily it will be found when people search for the relevant information.

So, here is something you can do.

Post the Web Addresses of our Articles on Facebook and in other Social Media

If you like a particular article, then please post its address on Facebook. As we say, the more links in to our site from Facebook, then the easier it will be for Google to find us, know that we are popular, and rank us highly in its searches.

It is easy to post on Facebook. Simply copy the URL of the page (that's the address along the address bar) and 'paste' it into the 'Write something' box on the Facebook page you want to add it to (which may be your own page, or another one). You can also write a description of it. Click 'Post' and it will be added to your wall, or the wall of the other page on which you are posting. You can do the same thing in an appropriate Comment box under a thread you are following.

Tweet our Articles

Every page has a Tweet button. Please send out any articles you like by using that button. The web address of the article will go to all your followers.

You can also copy the URL of our article and simply paste it into your Twitter 'What's Happening?' box and Tweet it out, with a comment.

Please Link In to our site from your Website or Blog

If you have a website, or a blog, then please link to either our front page, or any particular article which you like.

And here's a tip - please note that for a link to be 'productive' - in the sense of Google understanding where the link is going - then the link itself must explain what it is linking to.

For example, if a link looks like this:
To go to one of the best sites on the positive case for the Union, click here
then Google will only understand the word 'here'. However, if the link looks like this, To go to one of the best sites on the positive case for the Union click here then Google will understand where the link is going, and it will consequently rank the site highly for phrases such as 'positive case for the Union' or other suitably descriptive phrases that you might use, as per the examples below.

Therefore, if you link to us, remember to use such phrases constructively within the entire link itself.

For example, here are a set of examples of links which all go to our front page and which include suitably descriptive phrases. The links look like this:

Good site on positive case for the Union
What are the positive arguments for the UK
This site lists the positive benefits of the UK Union
The positive case for the United Kingdom can be found here

The coding for the above links look like this (feel free to copy and paste one into your web page)
<a href="http://www.aforceforgood.org.uk">Good site on positive case for the Union</a>
<a href="http://www.aforceforgood.org.uk">What are the positive arguments for the UK</a>
<a href="http://www.aforceforgood.org.uk">This site lists the positive benefits of the UK Union</a>
<a href="http://www.aforceforgood.org.uk">The positive case for the United Kingdom can be found here</a>



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To be kept in touch with the information on this site, please fill in the 'Subscribe' box, which you can find at the top right of every page. You will be required to give your name and email (you don't have to use your real name if you don't want to). You will then have to click a confirmation email. We only send out an email around about once a fortnight. And of course we never share your details with anyone. If you have signed up to our regular email, you'll find it is a ready-made piece of information which you can then forward on to other people that you think might be interested.

Please Donate to our Work

If you are unable to use the internet to promote our work, but you like the idea of helping us to become a primary go-to online resource on the Union, for pupils and students who are going to be voting in 2015, then please help us to keep writing.

As you will see, our articles are not just random bletherations. They are carefully constructed pieces which take several days, sometimes a couple of weeks, from inception, to research, to reading, to writing, to checking, to coding, and then to publicising. That is time for which we need to be paid. We make no bones about that. Our work is free for people to read, but it costs money to produce.

Please help us if you can. If you can help us financially to produce the content, please go to this page.





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