| Free Ways To Increase Web Site Traffic
| Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Free Search Engine Submission
The first and fore most steps to be done to increase website traffic in free way are to submit their sites to search engines and directories. Most of the major search engines accept the site submissions for free. Google, Yahoo, Gig blast, Askjeeves are the some of the search engines that accepts free submission; you can find other search engines by searching.
Free Directory Inclusion
Directories also plays important role for increasing traffic. But choosing the relevant directory has become tedious job today. Actually free directories are not absolutely free, Some directories insists some pay for consideration of listing and some requires reciprocal link exchange. And also site listing takes some time, in free directories due to their huge requests
Alternatively you may start a new directory service and it drives huge traffic.
Participating In Forum Activities Or By Answering other questions
Participate in forum activities will drive huge traffic to sites. Yes every one have question about some thing and they will surely look in for assistance in places like forums. Choose your interest and relevant topics you want to share or get assistance form that forum. Most of the forums allows your signatures can be put through your posting. But Please be sure that your referenced site have enough content that the visitors can expect.
Yahoo answers are the huge traffic generating source to sites by the way of questioning or answering.
Sponsor Templates or Web tools
Sponsoring web tools will surely improves the traffic. Adding some tools like keyword suggestion, Back link analyzer, Page rank prediction, free space, and free articles etc.
Sponsoring templates for famous blogs like Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad will drives huge traffic to blogs today.
Otherwise you may sponsor some thing for social activities or by volunteering for some organizations like blue gross, cyber crime and etc.
Get Reviewed Or Do Some Review For Other Sites
You can participate to reviewing other sites. So many requests are made today to review their sites. Otherwise you can request others to review your sites.
Get Awards Or Sponsor Awards
If you have the good content you may apply for web awards program. Getting awards are the greatest reputation and it provides solid customer base.
Other wise you may give awards for other site. This will also drives traffic to sites. You can compensate the expenses by getting sponsors.
Requesting For Being Guest Author Or Requesting Link
Take Participate in other site or blogs activities like guest author, guiding for site design will improve the traffic to your sites. By these method both of them get reasonable traffic to each others.
Otherwise you may request for link requests from other sites. But be sure that you have got links from relevant site and your link has not placed in over crowded links place.
Article Writing Or Publishing Press Releases
Article writing is the one of the effective method of getting back links today. Back links are back bone for developing page rank to sites. By this article writing you can improve ranking as well as your writing skills. In my point of view Article writing is the one of the affordable and best method to be practiced to drive traffic to sites.
Affiliate Programs Or Partnership Programs
You may get traffic by joining affiliate programs .By these method you can get both traffic and money.
Social Networking Social networking is became the latest trend develop traffic to sites. By using this social networking you can build relationship with other participants. My space, Netscape, Orkut are the some of the social networking sites available on net.
Content is King
Last But not least, Content is king for all the time. Most of the internet users came to internet for information. So any sites will not concentrate on the content will surely loose the customer in longer run even though if it has huge traffic.
And also the low traffic sites can increase their traffic by the way of improving content.
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|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 9:52 PM
| What is SEO Copywriting?
| Friday, September 21, 2007
SEO Copywriting, or to give it its full name, search engine optimization copywriting or search engine copywriting, is the technique of writing the viewable text on a web page in such a way that it reads well for the surfer, and also targets specific search terms. Its purpose is to rank highly in the search engines for the targeted search terms.
As well as the viewable text, SEO Copywriting usually optimizes other on-page elements for the targeted search terms. These include the Title, Description and Keywords tags, headings and alt text.
The idea behind SEO Copywriting is that search engines want genuine content pages and not additional pages (often called "doorway pages") that are created for the sole purpose of achieving high rankings. Therefore, the engines cannot possibly view SEO copywritten pages as undesirable, and the rankings they achieve tend to be as stable as those that are achieved by other search engine optimization techniques.
Practitioners of the search engine copywriting method recommend around 250 viewable words per page, with one, or at most two, targeted search terms strategically placed within the text and other on-page elements.
SEO Copywriting strengths One thing that can be said about search engine optimization copywriting is that works for suitable websites and for suitable search terms (see below). SEO Copywriting can achieve rankings that tend to do well across the search engines, although no page can do equally well in all engines.
It is sometimes said by practioners of search engine optimization copywriting, that the method tends to maintain its rankings as the engines tweak and change their algorithms, whereas other methods produce less stable rankings. This can't be true. If 2 pages are in the top 10 search results; one getting there by the SEO copywriting method and the other by different search engine optimization techniques, they are both there because they match the engine's criteria (algorithm) quite well. When the criteria is changed, the match that each of them had is necessarily changed. The matches could become closer to, or further from, the engine's criteria. Whether each page goes up or down in the results depends on what changes have been made to the engine's criteria. It is a matter of chance, and not a matter of whether SEO copywriting was used or not.
SEO Copywriting weaknesses
Competitive search terms
The technique only works for search terms that are not particularly competitive. Competitive search terms are those where many people are trying very hard to gain the top rankings for their sites. Casino, sex, insurance, health and hotels sites are among the most competitive, and there are many other topics where people fight for rankings. For medium to highly competitive search terms, other, more vigorous, methods are needed.
Not all websites are suitable for SEO Copywriting. Many simply don't have sufficient text on their pages, and adding text would spoil the design or nature of the sites. Also, some sites that do have sufficient text sometimes don't want to be forced into changing what is written on the pages, just for the sake of the search engines.
Cost, and the limitation of targeted search terms
SEO Copywriting is a time-consuming process, and professional SEO copywriters are not cheap, therefore the cost of each page is significant. Since each page can target only one or two search terms, it would usually require a good number of pages to be made-over in order to target all the required search terms.
Tied to a copywriter
What happens when a website owner finds it necessary to alter the text on a page that has been worked on by a professional SEO copywriter? It can't be done without either ruining the costly SEO work and, with it, the page's rankings, or re-hiring a professional copywriter to redo the work once the changes have been made.
Slipping in the rankings
If a page is successfully optimized by SEO Copywriting, and is ranked in the top 10 search results for its targeted search term, then the optimization was worth the cost. But what happens when someone else decides to optimize a page from a different website for the same search term? If their optimization technique is successful, and the page gets into the top 10, the #10 page will slip to #11 - and off the first page of results. Then suppose another website does the same thing...and another...and another. Sooner or later, the successful page will slip from the first page of search results. As soon as people decide to optimize their pages for the chosen search terms, existing top 10 pages are on the way down. Then what?
If the sliding pages were professionally SEO copywritten, there is nothing else that the technique can do for them, or if it can, the whole costly copywriting process must be redone. Adding one or two instances of the target search terms isn't merely a case of typing them in somewhere, because the final text still needs to read well for the site visitors. Again, the website owner is tied to a copywriter.
Summary SEO Copywriting is good when:-
Otherwise, 'search engine friendly' techniques should always be done as a first measure, and real search engine optimization should be done for the search terms for which 'search engine friendly' techniques are unsuccessful.
- there are not many search terms to target
- the search terms are on the low to middle end of competitiveness
- money isn't a problem, or if it is your own website
- you don't mind the text on your pages being frozen (if money does matter)
Competitive search terms are not necessarily those where millions of results are returned. They are those where people are competing hard for the top positions. There's a big difference.
Copywriting Tutorial This article is about SEO copywriting and not about copywriting in general. Copywriting is a specialized field, which has the ability to make a website successful - or not. Those of us without that skill can flounder along or we can enlist the help of one of the best in the business. This copywriting tutorial is the best that I've found on the web, and I thoroughly recommend reading it.
SEO copywriting and normal copywriting don't always mix very well, but it is worth taking the time to integrate them as far as is possible. After all, SEO copywriting will help to bring people from the search engines to the website but, if the website fails to sell itself or its products to those people, there isn't much point in them coming
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|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 6:28 PM
| High AdSense Earners and their revenues
| Saturday, September 15, 2007
All of us know there are many sites making good money from contextual advertising programs such as Google AdSense or Yahoo Publisher Network. But their owners do not hurry up to disclose their revenues. On the different Internet forums you can see the posts like this one - $520 today!!. So we can see - it is possible to make money with Adsense and YPN, just not all information goes to public.
I have composed a list of successful AdSense publishers and their revenue values, gathered from different sources. List is sorted by AdSense earnings.
David Miles Jr. and Kato Leonard, two 20-year-olds in Louisville, say they collect $100,000 a month from their year-old site, Freeweblayouts.net, which gives away designs that people can use on MySpace social-networking pages. One couple blogged about their home reconstruction and made money to help pay the mortgage on their new house. Jock Friedly's business, Storming Media LLC, allows users to download public documents; he used the money his Web site made on ads for new online ventures. 
Ask the builder
People seeking authoritative advice on everything from sealing asphalt to installing crown molding often turn to AsktheBuilder.com for the information they need. There, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Tim Carter delivers practical tips, in-depth how-to's, and product information for handymen and handywomen across the country. 
Weblogs, Inc. is a publishing consortium of 100 independent bloggers who produce more than 1,000 blog posts a week across over 75 industry-leading blogs, including the popular consumer technology blog Engadget, luxury goods blog Luxist, and car-focused Autoblog. Written by experts and enthusiasts, each one has a distinctive following in its subject area. Readers are able to sort and search stories by topic, can engage in discussion via comments, and rank stories of interest to them. Collectively, Weblogs Inc. blogs get over 60 million pageviews a month. Bloggers are paid a stipend and also receive a portion of advertising earnings related to their blog(s). 
|Adsense revenue ||$10,000 to $20,000/month|
|Stats ||175,000 unique visitors/month|
650,000 page views/month
|Page rank||7 |
The biggest moneymakers tend to be people who started sites to document their passions. Matther Daimler, 28, developed an obsession with finding the most comfortable seats on the long airline flights he took for business. He would look at a better-situated traveler and think: "He has more legroom. I want that seat next time."
In 2001, he took to cataloguing on his SeatGuru site all the seats on his usual United Airlines flight, rating them for best legroom, the most recline, access to video and audio entertainment, and proximity to different types of laptop power sources. Soon, at the request of people who read his site, he started taking information on other flights. He now keeps track of seats on 34 airlines. 
Today Daimler sees about 175,000 unique users and 650,000 page views a month. AdSense ads are his only source of revenue. Not only has SeatGuru attained the original revenue Daimler hoped for, it has exceeded it. As Daimler says, "AdSense really marked the turning point that changed my hobby into a business."
The AdSense support team also recommended Daimler try the 160 x 600–wide skyscraper ad unit. He converted a portion of the site to run ads in this format and tracked that portion using AdSense channels. Once more, he says, "there was an improvement in both CTR and earnings, so the entire site now uses that format, and has seen the same increases." Now Daimler looks forward to experimenting with channels for colors, position, and ad formats. 
|Adsense revenue ||$450/day (?)|
|Stats ||More than 300,000 registered customers|
|Page rank||7 |
The company's "one day, one deal" closeout site woot.com has garnered plenty of attention (and more than 300,000 registered customers) since launching in July 2004. Time magazine named the company one of the "50 Coolest Websites" in 2005. When woot.com posts its latest deal each day at midnight, Central Standard Time, customers flock to the site to buy the latest "Woot." 
Take Andrew Leyden, former House Commerce Committee counsel and founder of a dot-com venture that failed, who started PodcastDirectory.com, a search engine for podcasts. As the site's popularity rose from a hundred hits a month in 2004 to nearly a million now, Leyden started making the equivalent of an entry-level government worker's salary - $30,000 to $40,000 a year - simply because people clicked on ads. That allowed him to work at home in Chesapeake Beach, Md., trying to make more money by attracting still more traffic to his site.
"I went from literally 26 cents a week or something like that to several dollars an hour," he said, by using Google's AdSense software, which solicits bids from marketers who, in turn, pay to run ads on his site. "I get paid while mowing the lawn. I get paid while cleaning the garage. I get paid driving my wife to her office, buying groceries, seeing a movie, playing video games, or just surfing the Internet. That's really the nice thing about AdSense: No matter what I'm doing, people keep clicking and I keep getting paid." 
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|Adsense revenue ||$3,000/month|
|Stats ||30,000 - 50,000 page views/day|
|Page rank||6 |
As with any web publisher in a specialized market, this approach suits Hoskins' business model very well. In running a Google AdSense skyscraper (a vertical format that features up to four ads), Hoskins reports he's seeing an additional $3,000 a month in revenue. "These ads run in places that would have gone unsold – and we get revenue we would not have otherwise," he says. "Google has dramatically improved our ability to provide readers with extremely targeted ads. We have tens of thousand of pages that can now serve up advertisements directly related to the content our readers are researching." 
|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 7:16 PM
| Tips For Keep Your Pc Safe
- My #1 piece of advice to anyone surfing the web is to dump Internet Explorer. IE is a dated piece of software that has countless security vulnerabilities. As the market leading web browser it is also the target of most malware attacks and the source of many malware infections on Windows based platforms. I have been using Mozilla Firefox since version 0.7 and cringe whenever I am forced to use IE (generally when on vacation or using someone else’s PC). I have also used Opera and found it to be a well thought out browser. However, for pure extendibility I find Firefox wins hands down. You should really try one of these browsers - they copy over all your settings and bookmarks and I guarantee you will be impressed by the experience.
- Keep your operating system and applications up to date. Software vendors often update their products fixing bugs, adding functionality and removing security vulnerabilities. It is important that you regularly visit vendor websites or use in-built functionality to keep your products up to date. Most importantly for Microsoft users, you should visit Microsoft’s Update Site every month to download the latest patches. I know that many Irish computer users are limited to dial-up connections but if so you might consider leaving your computer on-line overnight some Saturday night so that it can properly update. The call charges shouldn’t be so obscene at that time.
- Regularly scan your computers with up to date Antivirus software using the latest definitions available. Most Antivirus software will allow you to schedule scans that run automatically. I have included an Antivirus Software section below with information and my own experience with many of the applications available. You should also install some form of AntiSpyware application - there are many free and purchased solutions available (see AntiSpyware section below for more details).
- If you are not behind a corporate firewall then you should consider installing a software firewall on your PC. Windows XP ships with the Windows Firewall but it is quite limited in the protection afforded (although, of course, better than nothing). You can find out about various software firewalls below.
- Something that I don’t see mentioned often is the use of anti-spam software on the mail server. If your e-mail is provided as part of a hosting package you may also have access to anti-spam software. Spamassassin is commonly bundled with Cpanel (you can find it in the Mail section on Cpanel) and uses both filters and heuristics to determine the likelihood of e-mails being spam. You should ensure that it is activated. You won’t lose any e-mail unless you explicitly set this option, but any mail that SpamAssassin believes is spam will be converted to plain text with a warning message in the title. Attachments, which are a common source of malware, will also be converted to plain text and displayed in-line in the message - in effect these attachments become far more difficult to execute by the casual user which reduces the possibility of infection.
In terms of the security software available here is a list of both free and paid applications that will help your PC remain healthy:
- Spyware Removal and Protections
- Firefox - as mentioned above dump IE and install a decent browser. You would be amazed at the extra protection.
- Spybot Search & Destroy - a FREE and handy spy-ware detection and removal tool that has become more advanced over its lifetime. I have used this for many years now and highly recommend it. (oh, and curiously the company is run out of Greystones, County Wicklow!);
- Spyware Blaster - another FREE tool that basically prevents you from visiting bad websites known to distribute malware. While simply a prevention tool which doesn’t offer the protection afforded by more advanced software, it can be a useful piece of software and best of all it’s free;
- Microsoft Defender - yet another free application (still in Beta but free for now anyhow) this software integrates technology acquired through Microsoft’s acquisition of Giant Software some years back. I rarely use this app as I find that scans take hours and are very resource hungry but technically this is probably the best free anti0spyware tool.
- Lavasoft Adaware - available in both professional and free editions this software includes a scanner and removal engine. I have used this in the past but cannot say what the detection rates are like currently.
- Webroot Spysweeper - this is probably my favourite anti-spyware software. While not free, Spysweeper provides detection and removal technology that sets the benchmark in this area. The one proviso I would give is that since updating to version 5.05 my system has had some serious instability issues.
- Ewido - Ewido is probably not so well know but I have heard increasingly good things about this software. As with Spysweeper this software requires a subscription.
If you can afford to buy Anti-Spyware software I would advise Spysweeper, however if you choose to install the top four apps above I reckon you will probably have a good level of protection.
- Eset Nod32 - again a brand name probably not well known outside experienced users, but this Czech antivirus really works well. Viewed as one of the best AV tools around, the only downside is that Eset NOD32 is slightly more technical in terms of the configuration options available. I have used Eset Nod32 and highly recommend it.
- Kaspersky - this time from Russia but widely viewed as having the best detection rates in the industry. I have tried Kaspersky but had to uninstall due to persistent BSODs. Pity because I read very good things about this AV.
- BitDefender - I have not personally used this AV but again i have heard very positive feedback about its abilities.
You may well wonder where are the Norton’s, the McAfee’s etc. The reason I don’t mention them is that, while providing sufficient protection for casual users, it is well known that they have the worst detection and removal records. I have included links to some review and comparative sites that you can have a look at.
- Agnitum Outpost - widely viewed as the most effective software firewall for personal use. I believe that previously they also offered a watered-down free version but checking their website I can find no reference to the free version anymore.
- ZoneAlarm - I have used this particular firewall for a number of years and found the protection to be comprehensive. There have been some previous issues with the software corrupting certain Windows features but these seem to have been ironed out with the latest release. The only thing stopping me going to Agnitum is that ZoneAlarm hasn’t caused me any problems. I can recommend this product if you are looking for a good software firewall. They also offer a reduced feature free version which you could try.
- Look ‘n Stop - I have only heard of this product recently but everything I have heard seems to be positive. Maybe worth a look.
Again you may wonder where are the brand name Firewalls. Well again my answer is that the Norton’s and McAfee’s etc don’t offer the protection of the best products available.
NB ALL-IN-ONE SECURITY SUITES - My advice on this is that most security suites seriously degrade the performance of your PC. If you need the simplest user interface then one of these products *MAY* be for you. However, if you can suffer multiple products you will should reap the rewards in performance terms.
- AV Reviews and Comparatives
- AVComparative.org - website giving impartial reviews and comparisons of all the major commercial AV software available. You might be surprised how well (or how poorly) some of the big names do.
- Wilders Security - online community dedicated to computer security issues. The website is an excellent resource for finding solutions to really nasty PC infections that many AV products cannot remove. You can also find user reviews of security software.
- Online Anti-Virus Scans
- Trend Micro HouseCall - a good free online scanner. This will detect but not remove malware from your PC. If the scanner finds malware they will try to sell you their full software.
- Panda ActiveScan - another online scanning engine with same removal limitations as Trend Micro HouseCall.
- Kasperksy - yet another online scanning engine. Probably better detection rates than previous two.
These scanners can be useful if you do not have up to date AV software installed and are worried about malware on your PC.
- Single File Submission Tools
- VirusTotal - this is a great tool for scanning single files that may be suspect. It uses multiple AV engines and reports the results usually within seconds.
- Kaspersky - using the same tool as for online scanning except for single files that you submit to Kaspersky. Usually returns results instantly.
Great for confirming single file threats that AV software flag as suspicious.
- Port Scanner
- GRC - a great tool for testing leaks in your firewall.
You can use a port scanner to determine if you PC has left any ports open and vulnerable to attack.
Phew! Well I hope the above is useful and maybe, just maybe, prevents someone from getting a nasty malware infection.
|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 11:26 AM
| Registering Valuable Domains for Resale Profits
One of the questions that we most frequently hear from new and potential domainers is this one:
"Is it really possible to make money by registering new domains and then reselling them?"
The answer is a definite and resounding yes. The Daily Domainer knows of many domains that were freshly registered in 2005 or 2006 and later sold for thousands of dollars. And DomainRookie just had an article on how he sold seven hand-registered domains for $5,240.
Below you will find our Top 15 Tips For Registering Valuable Domains For Resale Profits.
- Know who your buyers are. You are registering domains to sell them, not because you like them or because you believe you might use them yourself in the future (when you finally have some time). Don't register a domain if there aren't at least 5 to 10 different individuals or companies out there who you can clearly envision paying $500 or more for the domain. Registering anything else is usually a waste of time and money.
- Aim for the sky, but be realistic. There are many excellent domains still available that would be perfect for a blog or vanity site. However, most of the potential prospects for these domains aren't going to pay $500 or even $100… they will simply pick a different domain that's still available. The same applies to the myriad of "brandable" but meaningless fantasy names which are frequently offered on domainer forums but rarely sold for any meaningful price.
- Limit registrations to one year only. If you can't sell a domain within one year it might not be worth as much as you think. Once the first year is over, consider carefully whether a domain is worth renewing.
- Spread out your registrations over several weeks. Don't make the mistake of investing your entire budget the first day. You'll inevitably register many worthless domains! Choosing domains for resale is a creative and thought-intensive process. Your mind needs to be fresh and your thoughts need to be clear. Also, you become more experienced every day.
- Be selective and choose wisely. As soon as you have created a list of domains you feel you absolutely "must" register, pick the top 20% domains from the list and discard the others. Then, use a domain registrar that allows you to return unwanted domains for a refund within 5 days. Make ample use of that possibility; many domains lose their appeal after a few days and you will wonder why you registered them in the first place.
- Stick to .com domains only. They are vastly superior in value (worth 5 to 10 times as much) compared to most other extensions. Many buyers are looking for .com domains only and you will lose many prospects if you own any other extension. (There are some exceptions to the rule. Several domainers specialize in country domains and a few of them make quite a good profit.)
- Don't use any numbers in your domain. They devalue it massively. (Exception: 3 number .com domains such as 101.com or 777.com, and 4 number .com domains related to years, such as 2007.com, 2008.com etc., but all of those are taken already!)
- Don't use hyphens (-). They used to be somewhat popular in the 1990s, but nowadays they are considered to devalue a domain. The general assumption is that domains with hyphens lose lots of traffic to the equivalent domain without the hyphen. For example, if we had registered Daily-Domainer.com instead of DailyDomainer.com, the former would lose some traffic to the latter.
- Don't register typos for resale. It's very difficult to sell a typo domain unless it has a lot of traffic. If it has no traffic and you try to sell it to other domainers without providing detailed traffic stats, most of them will (probably rightly) assume that the domain has no traffic. Also, if you offer a trademark typo for resale you might attract unwanted attention from the trademark owner. It's not worth it.
- Develop a feeling for what the market wants. Check out domainer forums, completed domain auctions on eBay, DNJournal, the "recent sales" statistics on Afternic.com and Sedo.com, as well as the Daily Domainer's reports on recent domain sales to see how much money other domains are selling for, and what kind of domains buyers are looking for.
- Employ your subconscious mind. Before you go to sleep at night, focus your thoughts on domaining and ask your subconscious mind to provide you with inspiration. You might wake up with a surprisingly good idea for a domain that is still available.
- Use affirmations. Tell yourself over and over that you immediately recognize valuable candidates for registration when you go through lists of available domains. After a few weeks of practice you will be able to quickly scroll through domain lists and the most valuable domains will appear to literally jump off the screen.
- Don't get too greedy. If someone makes you an offer for $1,000, try to get $5,000, but if the buyer doesn't increase his offer, take the $1,000. Where else can you turn $6.95 into $1,000? (Tyler Cruz just wrote a great article on why people overprice domains.)
- Reinvest your profits into new domains, and eventually into long-term income sources such as generic domains or active websites. Of course, if all you want is to make a few hundred dollars extra, you can achieve that goal even if you repeatedly consume most of your profits each month. But many domainers have become millionaires by aiming high and repeatedly reinvesting most if not all of their returns.
- Read between the lines. Most domain millionaires (with a few notable exceptions) rarely talk about their success nor will they share their real secrets for fear of competition. As you gain experience you will develop your own proprietary strategies and increase your potential of making more money than you dreamed possible.
|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 7:59 AM
| 102 Ways To Make Your Site A Back-Link Superstar
102 Ways To Make Your Site A Back-Link Superstar
- Provide more value than other blogs and sites. This is by far the most neglected area by all of us! We want to market our sites like crazy, but conveniently forget that we need to offer more to our readers. We want to have 300,000 hits a day but we only want to write five 300 word articles per month. Steve Pavlina said that it should be easy to make a million dollars if only he could figure out how to provide a million dollars worth of value. Sites that have that kind of value don’t have any problem getting the link love.
- Add a blog to your site. Blogs are capable of getting a lot more back-link love than regular websites. There are several reasons for this:
- Blogs are tracked in real-time. Blog search engines publish the most recent blog entries they can find. This means your new entries get linked to instantly.
- Blogs are much easier to update than regular websites. You can create a lot more content in the same amount of time. There is no need to design a new page for a new article. You simply write a new article and publish. Your increase in content will increase your visibility and ability to get links.
- Blogs get links from other blogs. If you run a regular website that isn’t a blog, you will have a harder time getting links from bloggers. Bloggers mostly read and follow blogs!
If your site is or has a blog, well done. If you have no idea how to setup a blog you should visit the following entry of this site, “5263 Words On Starting A Profitable Blog.“
- Post relentlessly. The more you are able to post, the more you will appear in blog search engines like Technorati, Google Blog Search, and Blog Search Engine. Note: People aren’t going to link to posts that are garbage so don’t sacrifice quality for quantity. If your site isn’t a blog, update often and then go back to #2 and add a blog.
- Make sure that your blog is set to ping. If you’re using a WordPress blog you will find this in your admin section: Go to Options and then Writing. Make sure that you have some blog search engines in the Update Services box at the bottom. The ones I’m using are:
- Use Technorati tags (follow the link to the left for a lesson on what they are and how to implement them. Opens in a new window.). Getting into more categories in Technorati and other blog search engines will get you more links from them, exposing you to other bloggers and webmasters that can link to you. To easily create Technorati tags, use this simple tool: Tag Generator. All you have to do is type in the keyword, and the tool will make the code for the tag.
- Create authority posts. An authority post by my definition takes at least 10 hours to write. These are posts that people are likely to be linked to. My post, “5263 Words On Starting A Profitable Blog” has already been linked to quite a bit. Authority posts are more thorough than most other posts. They’re usually longer than other posts. Authority posts must be easy to find (follow this link for a lesson on where you should put your authority posts) on your site, getting them more exposure than other posts.
- Have your friends tag your best work in Digg. (Digg is a site that allows people to vote whether they like and article or not.) Your friends can get the article moving in the right direction. There are also other social bookmarking sites that are very popular. Here are a few of the biggies: Reddit, Netscape, Del.Icio.Us, and StumbleUpon. This won’t do a whole lot of good if your article isn’t good, but if it is it can bring you thousands of visitors per day, which will link to a good amount of links.
- Encourage readers to Digg authority articles. If they like the article or post, they will vote for it for you. It only takes a few seconds.
- Make your articles easy to Digg. If you look at the end of this article, you will find a button for Digg, Reddit, and some other imporant social bookmarking sites. These can make a huge difference and can add to a lot more exposure and links. To install those buttons I used the Sociable plugin for WordPress.
- Creating list-posts. Examples: “Top 10 Ways To Stop Being A Lazy Pig”, “Top 5 Internet Marketing Gurus”, “Top 25 Reasons Why 99% Of Bloggers Don’t Make It”, “99 Ways To Make Your Blog Or Site A Backlink Super Power”. People love linking to that stuff. Place your list-post in a prominent location on your site (follow this link for a lesson on where you should put your authority posts) or people will never find it.
- Recognize your field’s gurus. Link to them often. They are going to watch closely the source of their traffic and will definitely see if you’re sending some their way. If you send them traffic, they may start reading your site. If they find something they like, they might link to it. One link from a guru in your field could mean more than 100 weaker links. Gurus are usually pretty generous in spreading the link love. That’s a hint, hint to Darren Rowse, Shoemoney (Jeremy Schoemaker), John Chow, and Steve Pavlina, all of which I read daily.
- Publish an RSS feed. An RSS feed is a news feed that people can subscribe to. They can see if you have written new entries on your site without having to go there. Many webmasters stay up to date by reading RSS feeds from the sites in their industry. If you don’t have a feed, these webmasters will never see your updates. If you have a WordPress blog, it creates an RSS feed for you. Other sites will naturally syndicate the feed. (They will post it in their site) Some of them will link to you as the source.
- Setup your feed on feedburner. This makes your feed subscriptions easy to track and allows you to encourage users to subscribe. After you have quite a few subscribers, it makes getting additional subscriptions easy.
- Comment on other blogs. Always fill in the URL box so that the owner can find your site. Good comments will spark more interest than dull ones. Answering other people’s questions in comments gets them excited - one of the most effective ways to spark an online rambling about you and your site.
- Respond to comments left on your blog. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been able to get full write ups about this site just because I responded to people’s questions and comments. When people’s questions are answered, you become the authority. People can’t help but link to the authority.
- Respond to your email. Be kind to people. Be cool to people. Help them with their questions. If it’s a hard question to answer, post the answer on your site so that you get the content. Email the person that asked and give them the URL to their answer. Being helpful to others will earn you respect and link love.
- Link out to other blogs like crazy. If you link to interesting articles on other blogs, they will link back to interesting articles that you have. Bloggers usually check their site stats every 30 seconds, they’ll see that you have linked to them. (It’s an addiction!) Many people don’t want to link out because it spreads their pagerank thin. Would you rather have pagerank or money? I, personally would rather have money. Pagerank will come. It won’t do you any good to have high pagerank if you don’t have any traffic, and most people don’t realize that the two aren’t as tied together as it seems.
- Offer to be a guest blogger. If you can write for someone’s site, you will certainly be able to link to related resources on your site. If you’re going to do this one, write a killer article and submit it to an A-lister (leading blogger in your field) who has a high-traffic site.
- Timestamp your posts. (Timestamping is adjusting your post entry so that it is posted on a certain day, at a certain time. You can finish an article on Saturday and set it to post on Monday.) There are more visitors at Technorati, Google Blog Search, and Digg on weekdays. Never publish an really good article on a weekend, you’ll be off the front page of Technorati before all the visitors are there. If you’re using a WordPress blog, there is a Timestamp option on your “Write Post” page. You can set the date and time you want the article to publish, and then click publish. It won’t show up on your site until that date and time.
- Show related posts in your blog entries. A blogger might find your site via one article but find a different one that they’re really interested in. Showing your related posts can help them to be found more easily. Interest+Visibility=Links. If you’re using WordPress, you can find out why and how to use the related posts plugin here.
- Use deep-linking. Deep-linking is when you link to older posts or pages in new posts or pages. This article links to quite a few of my older articles that I think are good resources for the people reading this one. This can help your readers and expose your good work to them.
- Use meme trackers to find hot topics. Meme trackers are sites that track information published on blogs and news sites, and provide information about which topics are the hottest. The big meme trackers are Memeorandum and Techmeme.com. Technorati also has a type of meme tracker. They show you the hottest tags in real time. When you find hot discussions, contribute to them. Your opinions can bring valuable visitors to your site, and will get linked to from other opinions on the topic. If you’re posts are tagged properly, people will be able to find them easily, so make sure you use tags on your articles, as you learned earlier.
- Do blog reviews. (Follow the link to the left to find a list of blogs that do review exchanges.) Tons of webmasters will link to you in exchange for reviewing their site.
- Do link exchanges. You never know if a sitewik or blog will exchange links with you, unless you ask. Since most bloggers won’t have traditional link pages (thank goodness), you should probably find one of their posts that is interesting, and link to it in one of your articles. Ask them to do the same.
- Add a page that invites people to link to you. Offer to link back. Ask them to link to an interesting article on your site and tell them that you’ll link to an interesting article on their site. Create a contact form so that they can let you know quickly and easily that they have taken you up on your offer. You have to be willing to help others or this method will never work.
- Trade blogroll links. Some bloggers will trade sitewide (this means on every page) or blogroll links. I would only do it if I felt that the site truly had something special to offer to my readers.
- Ask me to do a link exchange. Better yet, link to me first and then ask me to linkback. I will! Even better, link to me everyday and don’t ask for me to link back. You can get a link from me here.
- Get a MyBlogLog account. MyBlogLog.com is like MySpace for bloggers. It it a place where bloggers go to meet each other and find new blogging friends. You can link to your blog(s) from your profile page, and other bloggers will have a chance to check out your work, which could lead to additional links.
- Start a MyBlogLog.com Community. You can create your own community that members can join. Be extra social and invite members to join your community. This exposes a lot more bloggers to your site.
- Do article exchanges with webmasters on your field.
- Do a scheduled, recurring guest blog exchange with someone from your field. Writing for each other can give you both exposure to a new group of individuals that are interested in your field. You can link to resources on your own site each time.
- Read your posts before publishing. Edit, edit, and edit again. Make sure they’re right before you show them to the world. Make sure your writing is easy to read and grammatically correct.
- Run spell check. This probably sounds stupid but I’ve been called out in my comments a few times and I doubt that I’ll get any links from the people that noticed my spelling errors.
- Learn more about your field. If you’re site doesn’t have any good material, you probably won’t have much luck getting links from other bloggers.
- Create walk-throughs. I created a walk-through for one of my cell phone sites that teaches people how to connect their Motorola Krzr cell phone to their computer. People love me for it, and I got links from Cnet, Mobiledia, and HowardForums because of it. These are 3 of the biggest cell phone sites! You can walk people through installing ads, writing a good post, starting a blog, baking banana bread, riding a bike, or anything related to your field.
- Use giveaways. Hold a raffle where you give away something cool. The participants have to link to you in order to get in their name into the raffle. If you gave away an Xbox 360 you would probably get a lot more links than you would if you gave away a snickers bar. (This method is only down this far because it costs money, otherwise it would be very near the top because it works like crazy)
- Write articles tailored to beginners. Most people in your field are beginners! Most bloggers in general are beginners. You can’t connect with them by writing about PHP scripting and dynamic server protocols. You have to assume that your readers know nothing about the topic without talking down to them. They will show you their appreciation.
- Submit articles to article sites like: Article Dashboard, GoArticles, and Article City. They will also allow you to place a link to your site at the bottom of the article. You can write an article about anything in your field. Most article sites like the articles to be about 500 words.
- Submit stories to news sites. Even huge sites like ESPN.com accept stories from free lancers.
- Review products on your site. Most brands are trying desperately to get more exposure. If you provide a thorough, fair review of a company’s product, it might get linked to. For best results review products from new, up-and-coming companies.
- Review products on other sites like ePinions. You can quickly establish yourself as an expert by writing thorough reviews of products in your field. Some of the traffic that hits your review will follow the trail back to your site, leading to links.
- Write testimonials for sites whose services have helped you. The testimonials themselves will often turn into links, and the webmasters will surely check out your site.
- Write a testimonial for me. I’ll let you link to yourself in it. You can see other testimonials that people have left here.
- Write and submit a press release. Sites like PRWeb will publish them and link to you.
- Alert webmasters in your field when you write solid content that will be useful for their readers. Don’t bother webmasters by updating them on every little thing you add to your site. Alert them when you have authority articles.
- Alert friends when you create something that will help them. If you’re helping them they should definitely give you some link love.
- If you don’t have any friends, get some fast.
- Write to help others. If you can help other people to find more success, you deserve a link from them. You will probably get one.
- Mentor other aspiring bloggers. I help out quite a few friends and most of them have me on their blogroll. They also link to me from time to time, and read my site often. Some of them will probably get really big eventually and those links will pay off enormously!
- Try to meet other bloggers offline. Every city has bloggers and other internet marketers. These relationships can lead to ‘mutual plugging’ and idea swapping.
- Create surveys. A good survey can make a person (or a group of people) feel important and could lead to some free marketing from them.
- Poll your readers. People like to participate in polls and are super interested in the outcomes. Many times they will link to the outcome post of a poll just because they participated in the poll.
- Comment on online newspapers. Most of the links you make won’t have direct SEO benefit thanks to the “no follow” command, but the writers will follow the trail back to your site.
- Interview other bloggers. Many bloggers want to be famous! They will jump at the chance to be interviewed. Add a page to your blog that let’s people in your field know that you are interested in interviewing them. Tell them how to sign up and they will. I can almost guarantee that they’ll be linking back to the interview once it’s published.
- Cite the source of your information. This good will often sparks reciprocation. Webmasters and bloggers love to be talked about.
- Use forums and discussion boards. I sometimes try to find something that people are really confused about. If you answer their question they will automatically start to wonder who you are. Most of the time I have to research the problem myself to be able to answer them. The best way to answer their question is by creating a short walkthrough on your site that teaches them. Show them where to find it and you have yourself a link. That technique will also work on the next few suggestions.
- Ask your local, public library to link to you with their website.
- Answer people’s questions on Yahoo! Answers. You are able to link to resources on other websites that will help answer people’s questions. If you don’t already have a resource on your site that will help answer a question, create one. Link to from Yahoo! Answers. You have a link, and some more valuable content for your site.
- Answer questions on Google Groups. Very similar to the one for Yahoo! Answers.
- Submit to free web directories. The biggie is DMOZ. (Don’t even bother unless you have at least 100 posts on your blog.) Directories are lists of thousands of sites. One of them should be you!
- Submit to blog directories like BOTW. Blog directories are thousands of blogs, listed in categories.
- Submit to paid directories. Don’t do it unless you have to budget. The biggie is Yahoo! Directory.
- Write controversial content. Sometimes you can really get people talking by criticizing famous people and brands.
- Write about celebrities. People eat that stuff up and if you write something that people don’t know, you will get links from all over the place.
- Write about the leaders in your field. Tell others why you think they’re successful.
- Attack the leaders in your field. (This one I would never do.) Write why they should do things differently. I’m sure I could get a load of links by attacking Darren Rowse, Shoemoney (Jeremy Schoemaker), John Chow, and Steve Pavlina, but I wouldn’t do it because I have too much respect for them. That said, I have to admit that I could get some serious traffic by getting some dirt on them or attacking their business practices.
- Write in English. English is the major language of the internet and blog written in English cater to a much larger audience.
- Install a text translator on your site. (I haven’t done this one yet but it’s one of my ideas for the near future.) Surely people that blog in other languages would tell their readers about www.mysite.com that has a version that they can more easily read. I would love to have a version of this site in Chinese, which is the second biggest language of the internet. It will eventually be the biggest.
- Create a contact page with a contact form. If people don’t have to open up their email to get in touch with you, it will be easier for them to ask you for a link exchange.
- Create a testimonial page. Allow people to link to themselves in their testimonials. Add your site to our list of sites that want testimonials.
- Create a Wikipedia page about yourself or your business. Wikipedia links don’t count due to a “no follow” command, but you will gain some exposure that will surely lead to additional links.
- Create a Squidoo page about yourself.
- Join the Better Business Bureau - for this one you have to have a business!
- Join local clubs that have websites. Maybe give them a few pointers for their site and find out if they list members. Include a link on your member’s page.
- Check for local government directories - it should be easy to get into local, online listings.
- Donate to an online charity. They usually list contributors. Make sure you donate using the name of your site.
- Place an ad in Craigslist. (Craigslist is a very large, online classified site)
- Market your site as a free resource for local businesses. I told an attorney friend of mine about this site so that he could get some promotional ideas for his company’s site. Sure enough he linked to me.
- Better yet, hire a publicist. They can probably get you on the news so that lots of people and businesses can use you as a resource.
- Hire a link building consultant. Andy Hagans is a great one. This one is down this far on the list because it costs $ and isn’t guaranteed.
- Hire a starving student and pay them $8 an hour to do everything on this list for 8 hours a day.
- Get some interns that you can teach to build links. Create an LLC called MyCompany Marketing, LLC. Set up an internship program with the marketing department at the local university or college. Get 2 students to work 4 hours a day doing everything on this list for free.
- Get some interns to write for you. Start a second LLC called MyCompany Publishing, LLC. Set up an intership with the journalism department at the local college and get a few free interns (writers) for your blogs. That way you can start a few new blogs that you can use as valuable resources to get links from.
- Start a few more blogs. You can create free blogs on Blogspot if you want. Give your main blog a link once in a while. There isn’t any reason to make 1,000 links with it, just link once in a while. Maybe you could even update the blogs once a week. Who knows, you might make some money with those as well.
- Encourage your friends to start blogs. Some of my friends have started blogs and I have links from all of them. I actually didn’t really encourage them, but they asked me and it has worked out great for my blog.
- Create images and tools that people can use on MySpace, FaceBook, and other social networking sites.
- Link to your blog from your MySpace page. If you don’t have one, set one up. Try to get a lot of friends in there, because the more friends you have in MySpace, the more traffic your space will get.
- Ask your friends to link to you from their MySpace pages. These links won’t be majorly valuable from an SEO standpoint, but could bring some extra visitors, which lead to additional links.
- Create a new MySpace page for your site. Become friends with other pages like yours.
- Create a WordPress template. I’m not a designer, but if I was I would create hundreds of these. If a person uses your template they will be linking to you with every page of their site. There are millions of pages in the world running WordPress.
- Create a Mambo template. Mambo is a content management system like WordPress that allows users to create websites.
- Hold and sponser a writing contest in your field with a giveaway to the winner. Make the contestants publish the article on their sites while linking to yours.
- Create a certification program for sites in your field. Design a trophy that people can use to display on their sites if they pass the certification. Host the image. (This means that you will not allow them to download the trophy picture. They will just install a peice of code that you will give them that will reference the trophy picture from your site.) You need to save the image on your site and them use this code to give them:
Insert the URL where your image is saved where it says, “yourimageurl”.
- Buy links. You can email webmasters asking them to link to you in exchange for hard green. You can also use a service like Text Link Ads to purchase and rent links.
- Rent links. Same as buying links except the links won’t be permanent. Usually you pay monthly for this type. Check out Text Link Ads for details.
- Buy posts from other bloggers. You can offer to pay them directly to post about your site, or you can buy posts through services like Pay Per Post and ReviewMe.
- Start a design company. Add the design service to your site. You can create small sites for individuals and people, adding designed-by links at the bottom of their pages.
- Donate sites to non-profit organizations. Non-profits usually get a lot of links from government sites, and so they would be ideal to design for. Make sure to include a “design donated by MySite.com” at the bottom.
- Setup blogs for other people. Make sure you include, “Designed by MySite.com” or “Inspired by MySite.com.” Help them to achieve success and their links will become a lot more valuable.
- Help students that are taking HTML classes in college. Your help can probably be traded for ridiculously valuable .edu links on their student accounts. Make sure you link to their little student sites so they get indexed. You may want to link to them from another site you have, or from a forum. I’ve missed the boat on that one a few times with friends that I actually helped. Oops!
- Donate some time every week to hold Q and A sessions for beginners in your area. They’ll link to you naturally, or you can ask them to.
- Encourage friends to bring friends to Q and A sessions. Help them all out. You may get some good ideas yourself and some links from your group.
|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 7:37 AM
| List Of Blogs that Provide Search Engine Followable Links
| Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Here You can find 200 blog or sites offers followable links for their comments .
The Better way to get Free Back Links and also it will crawled by search Engines. Enjoy the back link juice.
I request the readers to put their comments on the below blogs after reviewing the pages or posts. I request the readers for post their comments relevant to the topics for support the bloggers.
Share Resources. Stop The Spam.
Big Bucks Blogger
Wealth Health Blog
The Fit Shack
How To Split An Atom
The Alternative Self-Employment Blog
A Politically Incorrect Entrepreneur
Best Real Income
A Writers Words, An Editors Eye
Advertising for Success
And to Think
Ang’s Chicken Coop
Are we there yet
Army Mom:New Jersey
Article Writer, The
Ask Jason Business
BenSpark 2: Electric Boogaloo
Buy better - Have a Better Life
Buzz Queen, The
By the Sea
Charmed and Dangerous
Community Building Blog
Curious Cat Science
Confessions of a Housewife
Confessions of an Everyday housewife
CoolAdzine for Marketers
Crafts 4 Dummies
Dont Fear the Truth
Down Memory Lanes
Fibromyalgia Experiment, The
Finding Life\’s Enchantments
FootPrints On the Moon
JOIN - Do Follow Bloggers **
Just Not Martha
Knitting Fiend, The
Life in the Fast Lane
Life Is Risky
Life Learning Today
Life Of A School Bus Driver, The
Life Passion Travel & More
Life through eyes of Krissy
Live Life Organics & Your Health
Magical Rose Garden
Mom is Nutz
My Credit Group
My Dandelion Patch
My Home Recipe
My Muddled Mind
My Opinion Counts
My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings
New Century Politics
No Average Mom
On the Horizon
Open Road Biker
Patrick Says v2.0
Pegs AZ Life
Pink Poison Store
Ramblings Of An Undisturbed Mind
Randa Clay Design
Raw Vegan Momma
Sassy Southerner, The
Scribble On The Wall
Selena’s Travel and Culture
Simple Kind Of Life
Simplify Every Obstacle
Sophistishe.Org | Personal Blog
SQKIKs Simple Tech
Sun-Flower Family, The
Table for Five
Teenage Angst Regression
Texas RV Travel blog
Web Files, The
Whatever I Feel Like
Wild & Crazy Ride
Wired Kayaker, The
Work At Home Mom Revolution
The Followable links are submitted by bloggers that supports free back links.
Some links on that page is yet to be checked .Some visitors notified about some no followable links.
So i think Some blogs may use no follow links but not many.
Please notify me about the no follwable links that you have noticed in this list .
And if you offer followable links for your commenting section in your site or blogs.Please notify the details to me i will add your link with this list.
If You face any in convenience i am sorry for that.
Thank you for your support.
My mail id is : email@example.com
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|posted by Sakthi Ganesh @ 9:00 AM