2006-12-18T19:31:51.726-08:00If you are not getting enough traffic from all your online marketing
Normally people think of SEO Consultants as web content writers who can
write keyword rich articles or content.
Even though this is quite correct up to an extent, the truth is that the
content writing is only one of the most important jobs of an SEO Consultant
but it is not the only job. A good SEO Consultant can do a variety of things
to increase quality web traffic to your site. This includes generating
incoming links from relevant website to increase the Page Rank of your
Conversion enhancement is one of the major things that any SEO Consultant
will do to increase your traffic. He will use techniques like copywriting
strategies, site usability, call to action tactics and advanced conversion
reporting to enhance the conversion rate on your website. The main focal
point for any of the websites should be the content. If the content is not
useful to your target visitors, you just can't run a profitable website.
Professional SEO consultants continuously strive to keep updated with the
latest evolving techniques in the field of SEO. Hence they will take less
time to produce perfect results which you are looking for. But, if you
decide to do it on your own, then there comes some great disadvantages to
your business. This is mainly due to the lack of your knowledge and
experience in the field.
You are definitely not going to spend enough amount of quality time
consistently to learn new strategies as it is not your bread and butter.
This results in the usage of age old techniques in your business. As you
know, internet space is the space that keeps changing literally everyday.
So, you will be certainly behind your competition. You will also waste a lot
of money on several online marketing campaigns and generate a very poor
To avoid these problems, it is better to hire a professional SEO Consultant
who has got a proven track record in his field. This not only provides your
online business with good web traffic but also saves your valuable money and
time. You can concentrate better on your competent skill, building your
business, leaving SEO activities to a professional SEO Consultant.
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2006-12-18T19:31:37.399-08:00Have you ever wonder why some websites are more successful than the others?
There are more than 50 bookmarking website your can bookmark your website.
Bookmarking websites have high PR and they are frequently visited by search
engine spider. This is another excellent way to gain one way traffic to your
website and even get your website listed!
Below are some of the bookmarking website you can use:
Blog is another type of website frequently visited by search engine spider.
Do a search on the blog related to your website and post some useful
comments to the blog. This is how you can get some good links to your
Commit yourself to spend 1 hour a week to do these three promotions. After 1
month, you will realize that you are automatically getting good ranking in
some non competitive keywords. By then, if you are monetizing through
adsense, you should be to earn 1-2 dollars a day. This should give you
enough motivation to continue promoting your website and add more pages to
About The Author: Kenneth Koh is the webmaster for many websites, including
2006-12-18T19:31:21.753-08:00Of the top 500 companies in the USA only 40 have a company blog. The reasons
With blog consulting services from search marketing agencies and SEO
copywriting firms, the future of commercial blogging will be less about
public relations and far more about link building and SEO (search engine
marketing). Many companies are finding that a company blog is another sales
channel that enters markets that their sales domain cannot enter.
Let's think about a man who is getting started online - he approaches a
website design company and commissions a website design. After two months
online, he is disappointed to discover that he attains zero visitors, let
alone conversions, through his website.
He starts to look towards marketing, and wants to find out how he can rank
his website higher in the search engines. Is this man specifically looking
for an SEO company? No. Despite this an SEO company may have a company blog,
and they could provide the basic information that is needed to convert this
man into a sales lead through taking an authoritative stance.
Through speaking with a blog consultant it is possible to establish an idea
of the results that you will attain, and the blog management services that
are available to you. A competent blog consulting service should penetrate
far less competitive markets than search engines, with blog specific
directories and engines providing a format by which leads are less targeted,
yet less competitive.
With the recent upsurge of company blogging amongst small and medium size
businesses, many are opting for more than one blog on the back of the
results that they have attained. Through spreading a message across multiple
blogs they are able to represent different angles and keyword phrases in a
manner that would be impractical on a sales page.
As link building becomes a more exhaustive and costly task, blogging is an
area of the web, where savvy webmasters show a more kind-hearted approach to
providing links. A blog can be positioned within or out with a company's
primary domain name, meaning that any residual page rank can be distributed
to the sales page from highly content-relevant material.
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2006-12-18T19:31:09.937-08:00Before you get started with the Search Engines you should decide which ofthe two major Search Engine marketing strategies will work best for yoursite. This will help you to stay on track and not waste a lot of timeneedlessly. The 2 major Search Engine marketing strategies that exist today are SEO(search engine optimization) and PPC (pay-per-click).You should know and understand that these two methods are very differentfrom one another. This will help you to be better enabled to decide whichone is right for you and your web site.Of course, part of this decision will depend upon what your web site islike. One of the main reasons why it is difficult to decide which of these 2strategies is best for your site lies in understanding why you cannot useboth of these methods. In reality, there really is no reason why you cannotuse both of these methods.In fact, it is encouraged to use both strategies because PPC can work wellwith any SEO plan. By using PPC you can help users become more familiar with your web site.Once these users become use to seeing your web site they will stick around.Plus, the more often that visitors come to your site, the better the SearchEngines will like your site.This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to try to get as manypeople as possible to visit your site. If you take some time to read about the pros and cons of both SEO and PPCthen you can decide for yourself which strategy will work best for your website. Since Search Engine traffic is still the best way to get targetedtraffic to your web site, a lot of marketers are still going to do battlewith Search Engine optimization. You should understand that PPC is a form of text-based advertising on aSearch Engine. Whenever you use PPC you will be charged per click whenever avisitor clicks on your ad to enter your web site. You will have to bid moneyin order to be listed first. In actuality, this is the same as sponsoredlistings. On the other hand, SEO is an attempt to alter how you rank in the SearchEngines by looking at factors such as link popularity and Page Rank. Therankings that you achieve through SEO will appear on the Search Engines'main results pages, not in the box where the PPC links appear. A lot ofpeople like this method because it is free, yet you will have to invest yourtime here. Now that you know what is involved in each method, you are probablywondering how you can tell which method is better.Unfortunately, you really cannot say that one method is better than theother because each of these methods serves a different purpose. Usually youwill be able to see that one method will be a better fit for your web sitethough. Here are some pointers to help you make an educated decision foryour site. If you are in search of stability and predictability then you will find thiswith PPC. You may think that this is going to cost you a fortune, but thisreally is not true. The stability and low cost are what makes this method sopopular. In fact, most web site owners will try PPC before working with SEObecause your site can rank high without doing all of the tedious work thatis involved in SEO (i.e. finding link partners, posting links, etc.). Aslong as you have some money that you can invest in your web site then youcan rank wherever you want with PPC. Another advantage to PPC is that yoursite will be listed when you add it, not whenever a Search Engine getsaround to finding it. Unfortunately this is a very competitive market andCPCs (costs per click) are constantly increasing. This is because it workslike an auction wherein the more people there the higher the price will be. On the other hand, SEO can be done for free. Unfortunately the traffic willbe unpredictable since you constantly have to guess, adapt and change yourstrategies. This is important to understand because you could rank in thetop 10 one month and then fall out of the top 10 the next month, thusloosing some important income. You also need to realize that SEO is slowerthan PPC bec[...]
2006-12-18T19:30:54.206-08:00Internet is all about providing information to people. Nowadays the amount
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2006-12-18T19:30:38.801-08:00Besides submitting your articles to article directories, in order to get
About The Author: Discover the best keyword research tool recommended by
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2006-12-18T19:30:29.658-08:00With an affiliate program, you will be recruiting affiliates to advertise
Now let's take a look at another way to bring visitors to your site -- by
providing them a valuable resource:
Starting a Newsletter. Starting a newsletter, ezine, or community can be a
fantastic way to bring repeat traffic to your site. So by all means, if you
can provide a newsletter once a week, then do so. A newsletter, ezine or
even a discussion community builds a loyal subscriber base and brings more
traffic from referrals to your site. You can put a subscription box on your
website with some information about your newsletter. Then, all subscribers
have to do is enter their email address, which will be sent to your
database. There are a variety of programs out there that can help you start
a newsletter, some of them
for free. To get started with a basic newsletter, check
out the free software at the ideamarketers web site. This is a good
starting point, although there are many other free newsletter software
programs you can find as well.
When your newsletter gets bigger with more subscribers, you can always move
to a more advanced newsletter program that costs.
Offering Something for Free. Offering your visitors something for free can
also be a great way to bring traffic to your site. You could offer a free
ebook, for example.
If people can obtain something free, they're more likely to visit your site.
Not only that, but then you can submit your site to the freebie and free
stuff directories out there. People seeking freebies will then come across
your site and visit. Not only that, but your link in the free directories
counts as a backlink! If you do end up using this tactic, be sure that your
site offers lots of quality content. Your visitors may come for the
freebie, but they stay, and return, for the content!
In Closing, bringing traffic to your website is an ongoing process. Let's
take a look at the steps we've discussed:
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Quality Content Dynamic Content Lots of
Backlinks Buying Ad Space Starting a Newsletter Giving Something Away All of
these steps can be used together to bring the most traffic possible to your
site. Building a great site certainly doesn't happen overnight, so be
patient and keep at it. With diligence and attention, you can take your
website to the top!
Steve Renner, Author, Marketing Expert, Marketing Director, The Affiliate
2006-12-18T19:30:13.412-08:00It helps you to get your web site to appear in search engine result pages
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2006-12-18T19:29:54.500-08:00If you have been marketing on the internet for a while now, you should have
For wordtracker, it uses meta search engines such dogpile and metacrawler to
gather its keyword database. It tracks keywords up to 90 days and it's
keyword database has approximately 330 million keywords.
Wordtracker database is more accurate than overture as the chances of
automated bots hitting meta search engines are pretty remote.
The disadvantage of wordtracker is that it does not accurate represent the
internet's search volume keywords since meta search engines only takes up
less than 1% of total keyword search volume.
For keyword discovery, it gathers data from more than 180 search engines
with the majority from google. It tracks up to
365 days and has approximately 32 billion keywords in its database.
The major advantage of keyword discovery is in its massive keyword database
which can allow you to dig up keywords that may not show up on overture and
Now you might think keyword discovery is the best keyword research tool
since it has the largest keyword database.
However it may not be necessary depending on what you want to do. For
example, if you are just trying to come up with new ideas for a product or a
website, then overture and wordtracker will be sufficient.
If you are trying to gather a large keyword list for your niche, then use
keyword discovery. If you are doing ppc with adwords or yahoo search
marketing, then developing a huge list of keywords is important and keyword
discovery can do that better than wordtracker or overture.
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2006-12-18T19:29:25.517-08:00The "Google Sandbox" argument has been around for a very long time; it is
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2006-12-16T22:38:38.418-08:00One of the important ways of getting traffic is to post to forums, search
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2006-12-16T22:38:19.228-08:00In The Beginning There Was Marketing Anyone in business who has any interest in using the Web to further his orher business is well aware of "search engine optimization." Not a day goesby that my email in-box isn't loaded with information on how to get the bestsearch engine results, and not a week goes by that a client or potentialclient doesn't request that their website be not just search friendly butsearch engine fanatical. For some time we have been preaching the importance of delivering themarketing message and that your message should not be corrupted or distortedby techniques aimed at attracting search engine robots well driving awayreal people who may actually be potential customers. Now I realize that in many circles this attitude is considered outrightheresy, but hopefully there are a few marketing types around that understandwebsites have to deliver more than miscellaneous random eyeballs; websiteshave to deliver a message that is memorable, understandable, useable, and ifyou're really good at your job, information that can be incorporated intoyour audiences' belief system. With that in mind we were pleasantly surprised when Google the primarytarget of this SEO obsessive compulsive frenzy of technical slight-of-handannounced that they were instituting Google Video Ads and to add a littleicing on the cake, they purchased YouTube adding to their alreadyconsiderable investment in Google Video. Somebody at the big "G" thinksvideo is a viable Web-medium even if the purveyors of search engine fool'sgold would have you believe otherwise. The list of companies, including Forbes, Amazon, Wyeth, and Ford, deliveringWeb-audio and Web-video grows daily and we are not just talking about majorcorporations. Small companies are using multimedia to get the edge on theirlarger competitors who still have their heads buried in the search engineoptimization sand. Acknowledging All The Issues In developing our campaign to promote the use of Web-audio and Web-video asan effective method of delivering marketing messages over the Web, weidentified four key issues that would have to be addressed: (a) We had to demonstrate that website design was about delivering themarketing message and not just search engine optimization. (b) We had to demonstrate that even small and medium-sized companies couldafford professional Web-audio and Web-video and that it wasn't costprohibitive. (c) We had to demonstrate that professional Web-audio and Web-video requiredmore than just the ability to use a video camera and that professionalmultimedia story-telling required a unique set of creative skills andtechnical ability not often found in-house in most businesses. (d) We had to demonstrate that the development and production of creativemultimedia marketing and professional webmedia content had to do with talentand experience, not size. These were the challenges that informed all our subsequent decisions. The Concept In order to make people pay attention to what we had to say we needed aconcept that was both familiar and edgy. Sure we were sticking a finger inthe eye of all the search engine optimizers but you can't be afraid to makea strong statement if you want people to sit-up and take notice, especiallyif you are fighting a tidal wave of misconception. The fact that we were telling people that delivering your marketing messageon the Web using multimedia was more important than search engineoptimization was enough to make what we were doing controversial, but wealso needed a vehicle that allowed us to present the opposing point of view.What we needed was a recognizable style that demonstrated our ability todeliver a memorable, comprehensible, useable, belief-altering message in themedium we we[...]
2006-12-16T22:37:58.056-08:00A Look at META TagsAnother important aspect of your site that can make a difference in yoursite are meta tags. There are various types of meta tags, but the ones thatare most importantare the meta description and meta keywords tags. Let'stake a look at the meta description tag, which will look like this:Meta Name="Description" Content="here you will put a short keyword richdescription of your site"On most search engines, the words you enter will be what gets displayed onthe results page as a description of the site. Whether or not you have agood meta description can make a big difference not only in your searchengine ranking, but whether or not seekers decide to visit your site. Yourmeta description should be descriptive, alluring, and to the point.Now let's take a look at the meta keywords tag. This tag looks like this:Meta Name="Keywords" Content="your various keywords will go here"There are some important things you should know before creating your metakeywords tag. For one, your keywords should never exceed 500 characters.More than 500 characters can lower your ranking or even get you in hot waterfor spam. You also do not want to repeat the same keywords. Keywordsshould be separated with commas, and be relevant to the content of yoursite.All About ContentNow let's talk a bit about site content. It's crucial that your sitecontains quality content that's not duplicated elsewhere. Search enginesare becoming wise to duplicate content, and sites that contain it do notreceive good rankings. There are several reasons why duplicate content canoccur, and one of them has to do with PLR articles, or Private Label Rightsarticles. PLR articles are articles that are normally sold in packages,sometimes through a subscription service. The problem with these articlesis that so many different webmasters have access to them. If you findyourself using PLR articles to create your site's content, it's crucial thatyou rewrite the articles to make them unique.You might have seen those sites that offer free articles for use on yoursite. This may sound appealing, but it usually does more harm than good,because of the duplicate content issue. Most of the time, you are notallowed to change the content of these articles, making it impossible toavoid having duplicate content. These free article sites do have somebenefits, however, which we'll discuss later.On the topic of content, it cannot be stressed enough that quality contentis key to good traffic. Search engines look for sites whose content isunique, of high quality, and added on a regular basis. If you're unable toadd pages of content to your site each day, consider hiring a professionalwriter to do it for you. Good content is truly one of the most importantaspects of optimizing your site for search engines and getting the trafficyou desire. Plus, visitors are more likely to bookmark your site and return to itregularly if they know that the content is updated often.You'll want to check your site thoroughly before submitting it to searchengines to ensure that you have no broken links, one of the most detrimentalfactors to a site's ranking and popularity. You'll see on some sites thatwebmasters have a link where visitors can report broken links if they comeacross them.Another important aspect of SEO is having a sitemap. Your sitemap pageshould be linked from every page of your site. In this sitemap, it should be easy to access the pages of your site. Sitesthat contain detailed sitemaps are normally seen as more favorable by searchengines than those that do not.Now that you've learned a bit about search engine optimization, let's lookat some of the other[...]
2006-12-16T22:37:35.625-08:00Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is so easy a child could so it well, the
2)Getting links back to your website is also vital to having a website that
ranks highly in the search engines, even better is having your keywords in
your links back to your website.
These words within the links are called "Anchor Text".
Getting links back to a website is always the hardest part of any SEO
campaign. However, it does account for around 80% of a websites performance.
The latest buzzword in SEO at the moment is "Link Baiting", this involves
creating a page that has a feature or content that is "Link Worthy"
Having a website that has a page that people want to link to is incredibly
powerful as the more people will see it, the more people will link to it.
This will create hundreds if not thousands of links back to the website that
has the "interesting" content on it. A good link baiting campaign will give
the same amount of links in two weeks than traditional forms of SEO will
create in an entire year!
If you don't want to do down the link baiting route you can always gather
links in a variety of different ways. These include, Article writing, link
exchanges and registering with Internet directories.
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2006-12-16T22:37:18.626-08:00If i were going to build a real estate website today starting from scratch.These are a few things I would focus on.Understanding what I know now about webdesign, SEO and Real Estate Websites. 1. Domain name - This is tricky because if your only marketing will beOrganic Search/ PPC you may want a keyword spam type domain name. iewww.YOURCITY_State_REAL_ESTATE.com or whatever.If you are going to advertise your website in your print advertising,business cards ect. You want something someone can see and remember. You canrank any site with time and effort but as far as I know keywords in thedomain name are still a factor in all the engines so its just a littleharder. The best solution to this problem is to just simply have 2 domainnames. One for print and one for ranking. Have your print domain redirected tothe keyword rich domain name and you get the best of both worlds. 2. Website - I would focus on building (or having built) a SEO friendly sitethat was easy to add content/new pages to as well as having a bloginstalled. I would make sure the site looked professional of course, Ibelieve that having quality photography and a clean design are the two bestways to get a professional site. I would have a very limited amount ofoutgoing links on my main page and NO BANNERS from directories. 3. Lead Generation - I would build my site so it entices people to contactme. I would have a contact me page, a Auto Email from MLS page, free CMApage, and of course I would have my IDX search accessable and I wouldn'tmake people sign up prior to using it.(This is debated but I find forcedcontacts to be a waste of time others disagree and I see there point aswell) The reason behind this is a site that doesnt convert might as well notbe ranked. If you have 1 million visitors and only 1 person contacts youwould probally be better off building a site that 20 people visit you but 10contact you. You want a site that does both, you want to both a rankablesite and one that converts those visitors to leads. 4. Off Site SEO - if I had the money I would hire Off Site SEO out. If ididn't have the money (which I dont) I would focus on building[U]relevant[/U] links to my site. I would roated between 10 or so differentanchor texts but I would be heavy on my main 1 or 2 terms. These are thedifferent types of links I would focus on getting. 1 Ways links, Recips, 3Ways, Article, Directory (free and a [U]select[/U] few paid), Forum Sigs,Offsite Blogs, Blog Comments, and Press Releases. I believe if you do (or hire someone to do) just these 4 easy steps you willrank well in the search engines. MSN will be almost instant, Yahoo 3-6months, Google 8-12 months. During this time I would use PPC and printmarketing to suppliment my poor rankings and help drive people to mywebsite. One more point, people need to realize that web leads are different thenyour normal office leads. Usually web leads are just starting there search.They need to be cultivated, you will need a good lead management system tokeep track of these leads. I have found personally that my leads are usually6-10 months out when they first contact me. I have obviously also recievedthe I need a home NOW leads as well but they are very few and far between. Drip Email, Newsleters and PERSONAL PHONE calls are the best way I havefound to keep in constant contact with my leads. I like to mix it up andcontact my clients at least 1 time a week with one of these methods.About The Author: Sam Dodd is a professional real estate agent in SouthernUtah. If you are looking for http://www.cedarcityonline.com contact Sam formore information.[...]
2006-12-16T22:37:06.812-08:00If you own a business, and have expanded onto the World Wide Web, you
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2006-12-14T16:54:23.686-08:00Buying an established website can be a great way to jump start your new
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2006-12-14T11:13:13.961-08:00Internet marketers are going crazy over this new social network called Digg
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2006-12-14T11:12:51.708-08:00No matter what kind of website you may have, your ultimate goal is to bringtraffic to it. Luckily, there are lots of different ways you can achievethis. In this report, you'll learn some of the most effective ways to bringeager visitors to your site. Let's take a look at the first method ofdriving traffic to a website, called SEO or search engine optimization.SEO (Search Engine Optimization)Search engine optimization, commonly abbreviated as SEO, is a cornerstone tohealthy website traffic. As the name suggests, this technique involvesoptimizing the pages of your site to garner the best search engineplacement. There are many different ways you can do this. But first, it's important tounderstand how search engines work.Search engines use programs that are called spiders or bots to perform afunction known as crawling. After your pages have been crawled, the nextstep is indexing. A search engine's index is a massive database that storesall the information. When someone enters a query into a search engine, thatengine then finds all the related pages that are in its index. The order,or ranking, in which the sites and pages are displayed depends on severalfactors.One is relevance. The search engine will find pages that are most relevantto the terms that have been entered. This is why it's important to center your web pages around the mosteffective keywords, which we'll discuss shortly. The other part of the equation is popularity. How popular your site is willdepend on how many backlinks you have pointing to your site. The more linksyou have with other quality sites, the higher your site's popularity will betoa search engine. Now that you know a little about how asearch engine works, you are ready to learn how to make your pages asattractive to these engines as possible. One way to do this is through HTMLtags. Each page of your site should be centered around a particular keywordso the search engines will be able to determine if your site is relevant.There are various ways to achieve this. First, you need to determine thekeyword or keywords that you wantto center your pages around. One way to do this is byresearching the most popular search terms with a helpful tool like theOverture Keyword Selector Tool. With a tool like this, you can enter asearch term and find out how many searches there have been for that term ina month. This tool also lists related keywords and their search results as well.Once you've figured out your keywords, it's time to insert them into yourpages. When naming your individual site pages, always use the keywordsyou've chosen as the page title or at least as part of it. The title tag,which looks like
2006-12-14T11:12:36.444-08:00Some time ago I was savagely attacked by a bee while innocently enjoying atipple of sherry in the living room. In the process of battling it (flailingmy arms about frantically and screaming like a lunatic) the front doorSLAMMED shut so hard that the lock broke instantly. I had to call a locksmith to fix it and do you know how much he charged?£90! (That's about $160 if you're across the atlantic by the way). He didn'tchange it. He didn't even change any of the parts. As far as I could tell hesimply twiddled at it with some metal thingy (i think they call it ascrewdriver) and then stuck me with a ridiculous bill. I had no option butto pay it. The thing is I checked, and that's the going rate for a locksmith in London.And do you know WHY they get away with charging such high rates? Becauseit's a SPECIAL SKILL. Most people can't do it. What does this have to do with you? Absolutely everything. You see, YOURspecialist knowledge is absolutely priceless online.If you happen to be an internet business entrepreneur (like me) you can makean absolute BOMB simply by knowing more than most, and having more skillsthan most. Because people will pay (sometimes exorbidant sums of) cash foryour specialist skills & knowledge. And the potential is even more potent inthe internet arena where new techniques, systems, methods & technologies areborn almost daily. Think about that the next time you're struggling with trying something newonline. Because once you sort it out, you can probably write your own ticketby having that skill or knowledge. Here are just a few examples of the typeof online specialist skills & knowledge I'm talking about: * Creating simple websites. * Understanding & penetrating new niche markets. * Installing scripts. * Creating information products & software. * Creating graphics. * Pulling in traffic. * Building Opt In Lists. * Setting up membership sites. * Creating Audio/Video. * Creating podcasts & RSS feeds. * Creating high-ticket courses. You see, just this small list of topics require SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE too.This means that like the locksmith, once you start to master them, and knowwhere to find customers who are looking for them, you can start chargingthose high market rates for them yourself. A lot of people want to earn a massive amount of money online.They want $5,000 or $10,000 online. There's nothing wrong with that at allbut if you're starting out from scratch then it takes some time andapplication to develop your skills & knowledge online. Perhaps you already have a SPECIALIST SKILL? If so, start to think about howyou can market that skill online. The next section of this article looks athow and where to freelance your skills for immediate gains. Freelancing - The Opportunities For YOU Are Endless. Here's What To Sell,Where To Find Work & How To Set-Up A Freelancing Business Selling YourSkills Online! It's almost startling the way that the entire world is rushing online toconduct business. Did you know that there are an estimated 8 billionwebsites floating around on the world wide web? That number is going up aswe speak. It's good news. Because as more and more people and businesses come onlineit creates one thing - opportunity. As the internet evolves, so does yourscope for marketing your skills and services online. So what type of skills can you market online? The answer is just aboutANYTHING that you can do for someone else. I'm going to be focusing largelyon online business skills today b[...]
2006-12-14T11:12:15.754-08:00There's a war going on in the blogosphere, and it has nothing to do withbloggers dissing each other on their respective websites. The war is aboutcontrol of the blogosphere by several great, many good, and tons of terribleblogging platforms. The average newbie now has "too many" options to choosefrom, and the battle for blogging supremacy is hotter than ever. At my website and blogs, I'm always asked the question "Is Wordpress betterthan Blogger?". The answer, of course, is "Yes". But to really understandwhy, it's important to look at both blogging platforms side-by-side and seewhich one you really need. You also need to understand that there are different versions of Wordpress,the earliest now termed as "Wordpress" at Wordpress.org, and the hostedversion similar to Blogger now termed "Wordpress.com" which is of courseavailable Wordpress.com. Only the latter comes with free hosting on asub-domain account. We'll discuss this in Part 2. For Part 1 of this article, we look only at the self-hosted version ofWordpress. Here's the comparison scale: 1) Ease of Set-up And Use Yes, it's much easier to set-up a blog with Blogspot.com and get your ownBloggger account. You can be done in 10 minutes flat. Once you're set-up youcan start posting immediately. If you want to add a designer's touch to yourblog, there are also tons of blogger templates available for free. Installing Wordpress however can be a major headache if you don't know whatyou're doing. Since you're going to host it on your own account, you'll needto download the installation files, upload them to your server, set-up adatabase, and run the configuration script. However, if you know which hosting account to get, you can choose one withCpanel included. With Cpanel, you can do a one-click installation, upgradeand removal of your Wordpress platform. 2) Customization & Advanced Use Blogger doesn't allow categories. You can't sort your articles intodifferent focuses, unless you know how to hack the platform. With Wordpress,not only can you add categories, you can also display each categorydifferently on your main page.In fact with the correct plugins you can even turn your Wordpress into amagazine-like portal. Publishing with Blogger can extremely furstrating. It can take forever topost articles, especially if you're making changes to the entire website.With Wordpress, publishing is much faster, although if you load your systemwith all kinds of bells and whistles it can be just as frustrating. With a Blogger account, you can get additional features like "Shout Boxes"that improve interaction on your site. You can also get pretty themes andnifty little tools that you can add to the core template files. However,that's as far as you can go with Blogger. With Wordpress however, the sky is the limit. As cliche as that may sound,not only can you get themes, additional "plugins" and advanced tools, youcan also extend Wordpress to far beyond just a blogging platform. The talk today is about using Wordpress as a complete, user-friendly ContentManagement System or CMS. Unlike complicated predecessors like PHPPostNuke,B2, Mambo or even Joomla, Wordpress is user friendly. Plus, the availabilityof source codes in this open-source system coupled with a strong communitymakes it possible to use Wordpress as an article management system,classifieds system, direct-selling site and even a paid membership si[...]
2006-12-14T11:11:57.743-08:00In the first article of this series I outlined five important steps in theoptimization of any web page or website. Here are five more tips for thosewho want to make sure that their web pages are both user and search enginefriendly. 6. Write copy that includes your keyword and search phrases at thebeginning, middle and end. If you want to write website copy that is search engine optimized, then youjust have to follow good writing and presentation procedure. State clearlywhat you want to say in the opening paragraph, elaborate on your basic ideasin the middle section of your text and at the end summarize what you havesaid, reminding your readers with text that is similar to the openingparagraph. Be natural; don't try to stuff your page with the keywords. Ifyou read the page out loud and it sounds funny, then you have overdone therepetition of your search phrases and keywords. A density of 2% isconsidered to be OK.Thus in a 400 word page of text your keyword might be repeated eight times. 7. Place your keywords and phrases in the link text of your web pages So far we have placed the keywords in the strategic places of the web page:the title, the description, the headlines and the body text. Now we have tosee that the keywords are included in clickable link text on the page.Whenever you are linking to sub pages or other pages of your site, make surethat your keywords are included in the clickable portions of the links.Thus, instead of making a link that says "click here" for more informationabout bicycle accessories, it would be better towrite: click here for more information about "bicycle accessories," with thekeywords "bicycle accessories" being the anchor (clickable) text. 8. Install a navigation system that can be easily followed by search engines One of the most important steps in getting more traffic to your site is toensure that all of the site's web pages are included in the search engineindices. Normally a search engine robot will visit the main page of a siteand follow links to the other pages. If your navigation system is based onjava script, or on images, there is a possibility that some search enginerobots will not be able to follow the links and thus they will not pick upthe interior pages of your site. One simple remedy for this problem is tobuild an additional text-link navigation bar and place it at the bottom ofthe page. This additional navigation bar will serve multiple purposes: a. Helping the search engines to reach the interior pages b. Putting yourkeywords in link "anchor text" c. Reminding the user to go deeper into the site by repeating the navigationoptions again 9. Build a site map page or use the Google sitemap option Getting all of your pages indexed is so important, that it is also prudentto take another step that will ensure that all of your pages are visited bysearch engine robots. A site map is a page that has text links to all of thepages of your site. As with a text link navigation bar, a site map servesmultiplepurposes: 1. It helps users to find what they are looking for on the site by providingan outline summary of all of your pages 2. It helps search engine robots toland on the interior pages After your build your site map page, be sure to make a link to it from yourhome page and the other important pages of your website. In addition to a normal site map page, you can also make an XML site map,upload it to the server and then register it with the Google site map too[...]
2006-12-14T11:10:56.100-08:00Search Engines send these programs, also known as robots, to'crawl' and 'index' websites to help determine theirrelevancy and ranking.If your copywriting is not spider friendly, you're missing outon one of the most powerful, cost-effective ways to achieveonline presence: search engine optimization (SEO).Consider these facts: * More than 500 million web searches are made daily (source:Google) * Search engines account for more than 85 per cent of all newvisitors to a website (source: GvU) * Studies indicate only seven per cent of Internet users surfbeyond the first 20 listings of a search engine * The Internet is home to more than 100 million registereddomains (source: Netcraft)How to achieve SEOWhile online marketing strategies such as inbound links scorepoints, many industry experts are of the same opinion: content isking! This is reinforced by the search engines themselves. Forinstance, Google advises webmasters one of the keys to a highranking is to "create a useful, information-rich site."Essential ingredients to effective SEO copywriting:1) Determine the best keywords for your business and targetmarketChoosing and using the right keywords within your web pages canmake the difference between a top 10 and top 500 search engineranking. To maximize targeted traffic to your website, you needto establish: * What your potential customers are likely to enter into asearch engine * How often that search term is used * How many websites and pages you are competing against * What keywords your direct competitors are using, and with whatsuccessDepending on the nature of your business, your SEO copywritingmight need to be 'regionalized' to reach your target market.For instance, a bicycle repair shop in Seattle, Washington mightuse the keywords: "Bill's Bikes bicycle repairs Seattle" as webtraffic from another city would have little or no benefit.2) Assign one to three keywords per pageIncrease your chances of appearing on search engine results byusing one to three keywords or keyphrases per page. For example,a Toronto-based web developer might have the following keywordson his home page: web design Toronto, web development Toronto,websites Toronto.3) Create keyword-rich copyOnce your keywords are established, you need to incorporate theminto content-rich SEO copywriting. Search engine spiders look forpages that are relative to a search phrase, so they like to seephrases repeated. As a result, your SEO copywriting shouldideally comprise a keyword density ratio of three to seven percent. This is calculated by dividing the keywords by the totalnumber of words on the page.If your keyword density is too low, search engines may overlookyour website. Meanwhile, overly aggressive SEO copywriting canget you flagged as a "spammer" and result in rankingpenalties.Test your SEO copywritingTest your SEO copywriting today with one of several keyworddensity tools available on the Web. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Rick Sloboda is a Senior Web Copywriter athttp://www.webcopyplus.com Test your web copy with a free keyword density toolhttp://www.webcopyplus.com/toolsGet more SEO copywriting tipshttp://www.webcopyplus.com/faqs[...]
2006-12-14T11:10:20.714-08:00Literally speaking, there is no business in today's world of World Wide Web,
According to all prominent researches on online businesses, it is through
search engines that businesses are getting more than seventy five percent of
their web traffic. So, there is quite obvious that every website wants to
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from these search engines. However, it is not an easy task to get good
search engine ranking for your business, unless you are a website with more
than 5 million page views a day, already.
Some people say that if you have quality content and if it is updated quite
consistently, then your website is going to be ranked at the top of the
list. However, the life is not as simple as that. You need to have a lot of
knowledge on search engine optimization techniques and you need to spend a
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search engine ranking. Normally, business owners or webmasters lack either
knowledge or time or both. This is the time where search engine marketing
firms help you in a big way.
People belonging to so many varieties, surf the internet everyday in search
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professional and good search engine marketing firm sees helps you in this
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