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6 Ways To Optimize Your Blog

1. For your blogs (eg. WordPress) add a "Similar Posts" or "Related Posts" feature. I recommend using the Similar Posts plugin.

2. Make a list of popular posts (Top 5 or Top 10 list) and feature it preferably on your sidebar or anywhere that is suitable for your blog/site.

3. Build a quality and long-term inbound links. – Go to the Link Building section for more help.

4. Open an account at Technorati and claim your blog. Make use of the Technorati tags.

5. Do a sticky post which are keyword rich that always appears on your homepage. You can also do a separate sticky post for each of your category to spice things up a little. WP-Sticky is highly recommended.

6. Take advantage of the Buzzlogic tool to identify the influential bloggers and get them to link to you by referring their site to your readers first. Get into their blogroll as trackbacks and comment will not do much good.

Originally posted 2007-02-11 01:58:22.

Building a Targeted Link Network On a Budget07.26.14

I'm sure many of you have spent time making dummy sites with the sole intention of having those sites link to your main site. For example, you may have a forum on Snowboarding, and in order to drive traffic to your main site, you create 60 sites about specific snowboarding niches, such "Colorado Snowboarding" or "Advanced Snowboarding Techniques" Each site links to 20 of the other sites, while the main navigation links on each site all point towards your main site. If the strategy is executed correctly, you now have 60 portals driving traffic to your site. If you're main site already has PR, linking back to a handful of those sites is a good way to start passing the PR down the chain. More →

Originally posted 2007-02-11 01:58:22.

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A Secret Way Of Getting Traffic07.19.14

Submitting to Online Directories

If you are reading this article, more likely than not you own a website that you would like to see be a success. To achieve that level, you need traffic to your site. But where does traffic come from?

One of the better ways to get traffic for your site is to submit your site to the many directoriesthat exist online. Online directories are similar to your phone book yellow pages: These directories are categorized (education, entertainment, health, etc.), and when you submit your website, you suggest a category for your website. Often, you will even be able to submit to a sub-category within a major category. For example, suppose your website is about aromatherapy.

In your submission request, you would suggest "Health" as your main category, "Alternative Medicine" as your sub-category, and "Aromatherapy" as a further sub-category.

Some of the leading online directories are Yahoo!, MSN Small Business, and the DMOZ directory. Unlike search engines, however, listings in online directories are usually not free. As of this writing, you can submit for free to the Yahoo! Directory (http://dir.yahoo.com), but there is not guarantee on how quickly your website will be reviewed for listing. If you need your site reviewed faster, you can pay Yahoo! $299 US for "expedited" service and they will review your site within seven days. However, this fee is a yearly recurring fee. Your website is subject to a yearly review, and is guaranteed neither initial inclusion or to remain listed year after year.
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Originally posted 2007-02-27 23:35:55.

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Social Interaction and Links07.12.14

Where to Get Links

  • Create content or ideas which important people can identify with and would likely link at.
  • Directories may link to sites you submit.
  • You can exchange links with similar web sites. If you can afford to, it is better to create legitimate business partnerships and friendships rather than just exchange links with whoever is willing.
  • Writing articles about your topic and placing them on other web sites can give you inbound links via the article signature. If you submit articles to other sites, you may want to create unique content just for the article submission sites or have a longer or different version of the article on your site so that you are not fighting against duplicate content issues when others syndicate your articles.
  • Writing press releases can give you inbound links.
  • You can participate in forums which provide signature links. If you participate in communities and leave relevant, useful comments then eventually people may want to link to you if they start to like you.
  • Buy links or rent advertising space.
  • Donate to charities for links.
  • People interested in your site may eventually link to you without you asking.
    Generally, this is where SEO battles are either won or lost in competitive markets.

Generally, the easier and cheaper the link is to get, the less a search engine will want to trust it. Getting other people to want to talk about you or your business (and link to you) is the golden egg of SEO.

Search engines want to count legitimate editorial citations. They would prefer not to count other types of links as votes. Some engines, such as Google, have advanced algorithms to find and discount many artificial links.
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Originally posted 2006-12-28 05:32:12.

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Yahoo! Backlink Check07.05.14

Backlinks is another way of saying "links into a page". When you check backlinks in Yahoo!, ('linkdomain:www.whateversite.com'), it shows most of the known links into a site. Yahoo! has also had some trouble with 301 redirects and may show the wrong URL locations for some of the backlinks.

You can check the backlinks into your home page specifically by specifying the full URL of the home page ("link:http://www.whateversite.com/").
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Originally posted 2008-05-30 23:06:36.

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Yahoo! and Affiliate Web Sites06.28.14

Yahoo! tries to edit out many of the "site in a box"-type affiliate sites as well as any content that does not add value to your search experience. Yahoo! does not hate affiliate websites, they hate unoriginal, replicated content, as it degrades the quality of their search results if a searcher sees the same things over and over again.

It does not hurt you to have affiliate links on your website as long as you also have some original content. It is also worth noting that some search engines may also have custom algorithms designed to detect and demote thin affiliate sites.

Originally posted 2008-06-17 01:55:21.

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A Listing in the Search Engines06.21.14

If there's one thing every business owner wants it's this: you want lots of people to find your business. That's why you want a presence (or a better presence) on the Internet. The Internet, after all, is the World's biggest marketplace.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you had a shop (or an office) in the best location on the most popular street of every English speaking town and city in the World? Well that's exactly the Internet equivalent of having your web site on the first page of the search engines.
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Originally posted 2007-03-11 17:38:23.

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Personalized Search06.14.14

The word Jaguar has drastically different meanings to a person searching for a car or an animal. Personalization mixes some of the sites you have viewed in the past near the top of the search results. So if many searchers frequently visit and trust your site those searchers will get your site mixed in near the top of the search results more often.

Originally posted 2008-05-30 22:53:45.

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Your Own Money Factory – FREE GIFT!06.07.14

It's been almost 2 weeks since my last post. I always try my best to keep this site update every week but I have been very busy for a while.

Today's free gift is an eBook titled "Your Own Money Factory".
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Originally posted 2007-09-27 10:09:35.

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Importance Of Keywords In SEO05.31.14

Why do you optimize the web pages of your site? The one and only reason is to make money out of the website as much as possible. Now the most important part of SEO is finding out the right keywords. The best keywords are the ones that describe the products and services of the website perfectly. More →

Originally posted 2008-07-15 08:44:07.

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