What you will find here is a brief history of the national living wage movement, background materials such as ordinance summaries and comparisons, drafting tips, research summaries, talking points, and links to other living wage-related sites.

Visitors to the web site should keep in mind that there is no magic formula for a successful living wage campaign. Every campaign is different — dependent on the campaign leaders and their constituencies, local politics and power dynamics, the campaign coalition’s interests and scope, resources, experience, timelines, local and regional economies, etc.

Clearly, there is much to learn about running a living wage campaign that cannot be contained in a web site. However, as the movement chalks up wins, and leaders and organizers gain experience and become more savvy, we are building a body of material and experience that should be shared among living wage organizers everywhere.

ACORN and Living Wage

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is a large grassroots organization of low and moderate income people with over 200,000 members.

For 35 years, ACORN members have been organizing in their neighborhoods across the country around local issues such as affordable housing, safety, education, improved city services, and have taken the lead nationally on issues of affordable housing, tenant organizing, fighting banking and insurance discrimination, organizing workfare workers, and winning jobs and living wages.

In addition, we have led coalitions to win minimum wage increases. We feature companies on this website that support the philosophies of the living wage campaign.

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Top Google Penguin Recovery Techniques You Should Know

Google Penguin is a link penalty issued by Google to websites that seem to be manipulating their search engine results through spam backlinks. This penalty gained notoriety in 2013 after Google started penalizing websites based off the number of spam backlinks they had in their profiles. Penguin was also the result of the pattern most webmasters used to build their backlink profile and the nature of the anchor texts they used.

If your business has suffered from the Penguin penalty, here are a some of the most effective techniques you should use to recover.

Actively remove bad links
Having bad backlinks pointing to your website is the first trigger for the Penguin penalty. If you want to get rid of it, get rid of all the bad links coming to your website by either contacting individual website owners, or using the disavow tool in your Google webmaster tools. Note that bad links here is relative; however, remove any link that comes from websites that look spammy, those that are not regulated, private blog networks, spam article directories and spam comments from shadowy high PR websites.

Start building good links
Research has shown that actively building good backlinks will help to remove the penalty, especially if the penalty was mild. For instance, if your website was getting its links from comment spam alone, it may be time for you to invest in an organic brand building campaign from an seo company such as Webcentric to gain good PR links. Note that, you have to be careful about the anchor text ratios you use to ensure that it is well distributed with more general words such as your brand URLs, brand names, general terms like click here, read more and so on.

Change your domain name
There have been cases where a website accumulated millions of spam backlinks overtime, such that, the most economical thing the webmaster can do is to find a new domain. Lets face it, purely white hat SEO is costly; removing bad links is expensive. A simple search on Google will reveal websites that charge up to $10 for every link removal request. If you have done your calculations and the most viable option is to get another domain, go for it. Start over, rebrand and focus on SEO strategies that work in Google.

Online Marketing Agency , Webcentric Solutions Praises The Efforts Of The Living Wage Campaign

The digital marketing agency, Webcentric Solutions is proud to support the living wage campaign. Webcentric Solutions provides a wide range of digital marketing services from SEO to PPC. It helps companies big and small increase their revenues and bottom line via online marketing. The company has recently announced its training master classes , where it teaches companies how to do the work themselves.

The full day SEO training course covers Introduction To SEO , The Different Types of SEO , The History of Google Updates , How Google Works & Key Ranking Factors , Competitor Research & Keyword Selection , Creating A Strategy/Action plan , On-site Optimisation Essentials , Off site Optimisation Essentials , How To Protect Against Google Penalties , Google Webmaster Tools & Google Analytics , Competitor Research & Keyword Selection and How SEO & Social Media Is changing the future of search marketing.

The full day Pay Per Click course covers What is PPC? , Google vs Bing vs Facebook Vs Twitter Vs Linkedin PPC , Google Account Set-up , Your First Campaign – How To Get Results In 24 Hours Or Less ,Competitor Analysis , Keyword Research+ Selection , Advert Creation , Bidding Strategies and Split Testing & Re-Marketing.

More UK Fashion Brands Support The Living Wage Campaign

We are proud to announce that UK fashions brands Boohoo and Newlook support the concept of the living wage campaign.

Boohoo a online fashion brand based in Manchester was founded in 2006 by and has won several awards such as Best Online Retailer. It now ships worldwide and has seen great success with expanding abroad. There is rumours that it will be looking to float on the stock market.

Newlook was founded in 1969 , it has over 1000 shops in the UK and abroad its headquarters are in Dorset. The company has over 10,000 employees and is in the top track 100. Newlook understands the importance of the living wage campaign for its employees. It has a highly acclaimed board of directors and executive team.