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How the Google Penguin Update Can Affect Your SEO

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How the Google Penguin Update Can Affect Your SEO


The Google Penguin update, if you haven’t heard of it, has been released 3 months ago. The main purpose behind the update doesn’t really deviate that much from the goals that previous Google updates had: to reward websites which have good content and provide an overall good experience for their users, while penalizing sites which rely on black hat tactics such as link spamming or keyword stuffing.

When you talk about SEO, then the keywords will obviously be something very important. Previously, giving a lot of consideration to keyword density, as well as the placement of keywords within a page were seen as very important things for any webmaster or online business owners. But this part of the SEO game has changed a bit, as Google is trying to eliminate the “spammy” site from its rankings. Placing your keywords in the title of your content, as well as close to the beginning, is still a good practice. However, webmasters now need to focus more on diversifying their keywords. This means using related words and phrases when possible, rather than just reusing the same words over and over again. Using related keywords will also make the text flow better and look easier to read to a human, which is something that Google wants.

Of course, it is not only on site factors that have changed since the Penguin updated rolled out in April of 2012. Google is now trying to better determine the overall quality of a website by analyzing the link profile. This simply means how many links a website has, where the links are coming from, how much the links have grown recently and what anchor text is being used on these links. It is believed that the anchor text is going to get a lot more attention with Penguin. This is to deter would be comment and link spammers from posting a site link with the same anchor text hundreds, or thousands of times all over the web with the hopes that this will improve the site’s rankings, as it is getting more backlinks.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work on creating backlinks anymore, but there might be a few changes that you may want to do from now on. The main thing to focus on is diversifying your anchor texts. Don’t simply use one keyword for all of your incoming site links. This is one of the fastest ways that you can get your site penalized under the new update. Rather, try to vary that text as much as you can. If you leave comments on forums or blogs, make sure that your comment is not only relevant to your website, but also to the site where you’re posting it on. Generic comments, such as “nice site” or “I agree” may have worked a few months ago, but Google is increasingly cracking down on them, as they simply pollute the comment sections of many blogs by offering nothing that is of value to the discussion.

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Google’s Changes Making Marketers Change Strategies

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Google’s Changes Making Marketers Change Strategies


In the past year, there are plenty of internet marketers as well as SEO specialists who have had their business completely turned upside down. Was there some kind of radical change to the way online marketing is now being done? Not quite. The same channels are available (SEO, paid search, on site advertising, email, social media, etc) and they still work in the same basic way. However, it is the world of SEO that has been the most touched lately, with updates that Google has rolled out during this past year.

 

Google’s justification for their changes to their search algorithm is simple: to deliver content that is a lot more relevant and of high quality than every before. The main benefit of this is for the users, who want to be able to find what they’re looking for without too much trouble. Previously, especially when searching for some more obscure keywords that don’t have millions of search results, it wasn’t uncommon for users to find pages listed in search results that were quite irrelevant to what they were looking for. Pages that were simply a collection of (often poorly formatted) advertisements, plus content that looked like it was written by some kind of experimental AI robot in the early stages of development, rather than a human being that actually possesses a working brain.

 

Before the updates that were made recently, called Google Panda and Google Penguin, are now starting to do their effect by cutting down on this phenomenon. Various tricks that were used by online marketers, webmasters and SEO experts, whose goal was to try and outsmart the search engine by highly ranking pages that don’t actually have anything worthwhile that would be deserving of that rank, now are no longer working. Previously, it was possible to create content in barely legible English, put a few links in it with the relevant URL and anchor text, then distribute the content to a network of blogs. Since this has resulted in poor quality search results being delivered to the user, Google has seen as it had no choice but to change the way they do their business.

 

Now the main question that many reading this will have: who will be affected by these changes, to what degree and what they can do about it to stop their website from being dropped down in rankings or severely penalized. Anyone who is building an online business for the long term will know the great importance of having a website that will be well ranked in Google and that can remain there for a long time. Even though most webmasters know that black or gray hat SEO methods only work for short term use, they didn’t hesitate too much to use them. But there are some better ways to get a website to rank well, give the user the material that they were searching for and still lead to profits for everyone involved in the entire online marketing operation.

 

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SEO Considerations for Blogs: Internal Linking

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SEO Considerations for Blogs: Internal Linking


When it comes to SEO, whether it’s for blog or any other type of website, everyone knows the importance of having a good linking strategy. Now most people associate linking with building backlinks. These are the links that are found on external websites which point to your blog, or to specific pages that you have on your blog. So if one of your articles gets referenced on another blog, or if you include the URL to your blog on your social media profile, for example, then this would be a backlink. Having plenty of good quality backlinks is widely known to have SEO benefits for any website and this is why plenty of people devote a lot of time and attention to getting them.

 

Of course, since they are useful for SEO, this is not a bad thing. However, there are other considerations that would need to be taken by those who would like their blogs to rank better in search engines. This would be the internal linking, or how pages on your blog are linked together.

 

One of the top reasons as to why internal linking is good is that it will help search engine spiders navigate your blog a lot easier. By making the job more simple for them, you will increase the chances that your pages get indexed a lot faster. Another element is the user experience. A proper internal linking strategy means that your readers will be able to quickly find what they’re looking for in your blog. They’re also more likely to spend time on your blog reading other entries, which can increase interest in your blog, grow your ad revenue and also increase the chances that content will be shared. A reader may not think the first post that they were reading was worth sharing on Facebook, for example, but they may like another one of your posts that they’ve clicked on and share that.

 

Good internal linking is easier than building external backlinks. Simply put, if you refer to a topic that was covered in a previous post, link to it and use the appropriate anchor text. Furthermore, if your blog allows readers to navigate to next or previous posts, then don’t leave this text as the default setting. Instead of using “next”, you should include the actual title of the blog post that the reader will be sent to as anchor text.

 

Another of the important things to remember is that you need to structure your blog well. Every page should have a link back to the home page. Also, your posts should be categorized according to what topic they are covering. This will not only help the readers find specific information that they may be interested in, but it has also shown to be helpful with SEO, as a blog that has posts in different categories is seen as being more of an “authority” in its niche by the search engines.

 

 

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An Intro To Article Marketing

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An Intro To Article Marketing


In the online marketing world there are various ways to draw traffic to your website and therefore earn money by promoting products or services. These could be your own creation or various kinds of affiliate offers that you could be running. Article marketing is one of these methods. What exactly does it consist of? Let’s have an overview:

Simply put, article marketing makes you use articles that are related to the niche of whatever you want to promote in order to get traffic to your website. For example if you are promoting a fax to email solution you could write about the advantages of using such a service. They could also be in the form of a review about a certain product or service. Basically, the content will need to make the user want to buy what you are promoting without sounding too much like an advertisement.

Now where do you post these articles? The most common places used by internet marketers to put up their articles are article directories such as Ezinearticles and GoArticles. They have the advantage of receiving a lot of traffic every day and are ranked very high up in search engines such as Google. You could also post them on blogs or other sites which allow users to submit content.

How do articles actually get you traffic? There are two ways actually. The first one is through the links which are found in your article. Depending on where you post them you would be allowed to either insert links in the body of your article or in your signature (also called a resource box). A reader who is interested in finding out more about what you’re talking about can click on the link and then proceed to your website.

Articles can also be used for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes. By submitting your articles to high authority websites that are related to your niche and using the keyword that you want to target as your anchor text, you will get some great backlinks to your site. This could increase the position of your site on search engines. Note that building backlinks and doing search engine optimization through article marketing is a process which takes time. Unlike pay per click ads or email marketing, the results will not appear instantly. However it can be well worth it in the end.

Anyone who wants to give article marketing a try will need to know that it is a marketing method that will require some patience and dedication. You will need to write several unique articles and post them online. The traffic will start coming in slowly as more visitors start seeing your articles. But it does have the advantage of being one of the cheapest advertising methods there is. After all, it costs nothing to write the articles and submit them. It simply takes some time. This makes it a perfect solution if you don’t have much of a budget for online advertising.

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Why You Should Use Social Bookmarking

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Why You Should Use Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking sites like Digg and Reddit started off as niche services that only tech savvy internet users used, but over the past couple of years, they’ve grown into some of the largest sites on the internet with millions of users spanning every niche you can think of. With such a diverse user base, it’s no wonder social bookmarking has become a central part of most online marketing strategies. Social bookmarking can provide a wide variety of benefits to your, your company, and your website.

The biggest and most apparent benefit of social bookmarking is traffic. If you put a link on a social bookmarking site, and that link gets popular, and eventually makes its way to the homepage of that social bookmarking site, you can be sure that the link will receive a great deal of traffic. With so many people visiting social bookmarking sites on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that popular links on said sites will receive enormous spikes in traffic.

One of the less obvious benefits of social bookmarking is that it allows you to build strong links to your site, and boost your search ranking. When you submit a link to a social bookmarking site, you get to choose the text that link displays. So, in essence, you’re creating a link to your site on a highly popular site with anchor text of your choosing. Because of the high quality of the linking systems used by social bookmarking sites, it’s common for a link on a site like Digg or Reddit to show up ahead of the site it links to in search results, and there’s nothing wrong with that. As long as your content is showing up near the top of search results, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s your actual site, or a social bookmarking site – you still get traffic from it either way.

As long as you’re pushing high quality content, social bookmarking sites are a great way to drive traffic to your site, and boost your search rank. As your link becomes popular across the internet, you’ll begin to see an increase in traffic, and in your search rank in no time. Just be sure to use keyword rich anchor text for your links, and make sure your content is high quality, and you’ll see results in no time.

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General SEO Tips and Information

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General SEO Tips and Information


SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a group of techniques to make any sort of content on your website appear higher on search engines such as Google or Bing, meaning more towards the first page of search results.  There are many different ways to achieve higher search engine rankings.  First off, the text of your webpage as well as your title will both bring your page into the search engine database.  Using a keyword or phrase multiple times on that webpage will easily boost the ranking of said page.  Usually, about an overall 4-6% keyword phrase density is recommended in the text of the page to receive maximum results of this technique.

Linking is another very popular SEO technique that is easy, yet effective.  All three types of links (inbound, outbound, and internal) can help boost your page rankings.  Links from sites that also specialize in the same keywords, as well as links from .gov and .edu websites are especially beneficial as far as links of the inbound type are concerned.  Your internal links’ anchor text can also make a huge difference.  Instead of using the word “here” as many webmasters tend to do, try using your keyword instead, as it can really make a difference, especially down the road.

While many argue that meta tags are one of the most important factors in SEO, they are still secondary to content.  Remember, content is king!  Sure, meta tags can help you out initially, but keeping your pages updated with fresh content and proper keyword density will help you out much more in the long run.  Unique content that is updated frequently, combined with the proper meta tags, will be able to outs higher ranking sites that never have their content updated, no matter how well the meta tags are done for the previously higher ranked website.

Finally, file names as well as URLs are also fairly important.  Using key words in both of these will also easily boost your SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).  This might seem like common sense, but think about how many broken links you encounter when browsing, or how many pages are simply named “1” or “2”, and think about how search engines index websites.  They go through every page and file, and record what it’s called.  If a page is called “2” it won’t be entered for the keyword that it is aimed at, same with broken links.  So, remember to name your pages and files appropriately, and to double check all of your links.

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Get Backlinks, How To Get Backlinks For Your Website

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Get Backlinks, How To Get Backlinks For Your Website


Get-BacklinksWhen your trying to get backlinks for your website there are a number of ways you can do this which are:

1) Write articles and submit them to article websites

2) Build a blog on your website and write very useful articles and submit these to social network sites like twitter, digg, facebook, delicious

3) Submit your website to classified advert websites like craigslist, gumtree,hotfrog and loads of others

4) Write comments on blogs with a link back to your site on a blog that is in a similar niche to your website

5) Join forums that is in a niche similar to your website and write a number of posts with your anchor text keyword link in your signature

6) Answers questions in yahoo answers with a link back to your website

7) Write a squidoo lens, hubpage and wiki page linking back to your website

8.) Create a facebook group and get all your friends to join and ask them to ask all their friends to join.

Take a look at our system that generates 1,000 backlinks a day for your website on autopilot –

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Getting on Page 1 of Google, Ultimate SEO Marketing Guide

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Getting on Page 1 of Google, Ultimate SEO Marketing Guide


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The first thing you need to do is make sure your website has been optimised making sure you have the following (if you have bought a website from us then you can skip this section):

Website Optimisation Tips

1.) Making sure you have meta tags on your homepage
2.) All your pages have titles with your keywords
3.) Page names with your keywords (example – www.domain.com/keyword.htm )
4.) Very good content on all your pages matching the keywords on your title and page name
5.) Having your main keyword on your pages in H1 font style towards the top of the page
6.) Having some of your keywords as anchor text (hyperlinks) that link to inner pages within your site
7.) Having a xml sitemap accessible from your homepage for search engines to find and crawl (helps with indexing your pages)
8.) Making sure your website is updated on a regular basis (ideally everyday). Best ways to do this is by having a blog, free directory, free article submission, forum as added features to your site

Marketing Your Website

The most recommend method for marketing your website is the organic method to get high rankings on the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Msn etc.

Google will determine your rankings on searches by how many back links you have to your site, which means how many other websites have your link on. This lets google know that your website is very popular. If you can try to make sure that the sites that you have a back link on match the niche of your website. For example if you are an electronics website selling electronics try to have back links on other shopping websites selling similar products and services. This will make it easier for Google to understand what your website is all about.

Even better is if you can have keyword anchor text as your back links from other sites. For example instead of just putting your domain URL as a back link you could have your chosen keyword for example – cheap ipods – and when someone clicks on this they are directed to your website. This lets google know your website has cheap ipods and to place your rankings high up when someone uses this search term on google.

The HTML code to create a keyword anchor back link text is:

<a href=http://www.YOURDOMAINNAME.com>YOUR KEYWORD TEXT</a>

Another good trick is to look at your competitors and find out how many back links they have and what other websites they have their links on. This will give you some idea of how they have achieve page 1 listings on google. To find out what back links your competition has you can do the following:

1.) On google get their domain name and search using their full domain name ( example – http://www.establishedwebsiteforsale.co.uk = over 1000 back links)

2.) On Yahoo.com get your competitors URL and do the following entering the following in the search bar:

Linkdomain:www.yourcompetitorsurl.com

This will tell you how many back links they have and what websites they are on. A good theory is if you put your link on all the websites your competitor has, you will over time be next to them on top of Google.

A number of good ways to get back links is to try some of the following:

1.) Writing up articles about your products or services that you offer with your back links within your articles using the anchor text back link
2.) Writing in blogs leaving your links (e.g commenting on other peoples blogs)
3.) Exchanging links with other similar websites. Usually if you look towards to the bottom of most websites they have a Links page that allows you to exchange links with each other
4.) Submit your URL to free directories
5.) Submit your URL to DMOZ. Google loves this directory, altougth it can take months to get lising on there
6.) Submit your URL to social networking sites, forums
7.) Use Yahoo answers and other forums to answer peoples questions with a link to your website.
8.) Use a very good forum called (forums.digitalpoint.com) and look for individuals offering the following services which will help with building your backlinks dramatically:

# Article submission service
# Free directory submission service
# Sponsoring wordpress themes that match the niche of your website (highly recommended)
# Sponsoring joomla themes that match the niche of your website
# Buying high PR (Pagerank) links of similar websites to yours
# Buying blogroll links on blogs

List of websites to submit your website to

http://www.bestcatalog.net/seo_tips/directories.htm

Another method which you can use is setting up a pay per click campaign with Google adwords.

This works by paying Google everytime someone clicks on your link in Googles network of websites and search engine. You can set a budget for example 0.20p per click to your site. You can set a daily budget so you can pay for example 1,000 hits aday to your website.

Another very good way to promote your website and build back links to your site is to write in forums, blogs and social bookmarking sites. For example the following:

1) Yahoo answers

2) Forums and blogs that match your niche. For example if you have a finance website, look for forums to do with finance and people looking for loans etc..

3) Facebook. You can create a group on facebook with a link to your website and email this group to all your friends

4) Set up an email campaign and email several people your services

5) If you have a blog, write very good articles and Digg them on Digg.com and if people like your article it will become very popular within the Digg.com community and help with your rankings dramatically and popularity

Another option is to pay for an advert in your local paper telling them about your services and a link to your website

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Marketing Your Website to drive traffic to it

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Marketing Your Website to drive traffic to it


backlinksOnce your site has been search engine optimised by us you are now ready to start promoting your website.

There are several ways you can promote your website which are:

1) Search Engines natural listings (organic method)

2) PPC – Pay per click campaign with something like Google adwords

3) Newspaper, magazine adverts

4) local radio

5) Email marketing

6) leaflet drops to houses, posters in shop windows

7) Writing about your website in forums, blogs, chat rooms, social bookmark websites

The most recommend method is the organic method to get high rankings on the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Msn etc. 

Google will determine your rankings on searches by how many back links you have to your site, which means how many other websites have your link on. This lets google know that your website is very popular. If you can try to make sure that the sites that you have a back link on match the theme of your website. For example if you are an electronics website selling electronics try to have back links on other shopping website selling simalar products and services. This will make it easier for Google to understand what your website is all about.

Even better is if you can have keyword anchor text as your back links from other sites. For example instead of just putting your domain URL as a back link you could have your chosen keyword for example – cheap ipods – and when someone clicks on this they are directed to your website. This lets google know your website has cheap ipods and to place your rankings high up when someone uses this search term on google.

The HTML code to create a keyword anchor back link text is:

<a href=http://www.YOURDOMAINNAME.com>YOUR KEYWORD TEXT</a>

Another good trick is to look at your competitors and find out how many back links they have and what other websites they have their links on. This will give you some idea of how they have achieve page 1 listings on google. To find out what back links your competition has you can do the following:

1) On google get their domain name and search using their full domain name ( example – http://www.websitesforsaleworld.co.uk = over 500 back links)

2) On Yahoo.com or Yahoo.co.uk get your competitors URL and do the following entering the following in the search bar:

Linkdomain:www.yourcompetitorsurl.com

This will tell you how many back links they have and what websites they are on. A good theory is if you put your link on all the websites your competitor has, you will over time be next to them on top of Google.

A number of good ways to get back links is to try some of the following:

1) Writing up articles about your products or services that you offer with your back links within your articles using the anchor text back link
2) Writing in blogs leaving your links
3) Exchanging links with other similar websites. Usually if you look towards to the bottom of most websites they have a “Links” page that allows you to exchange links with each other
4) Submit your URL to free directories
5) Submit your URL to DMOZ. Google loves this directory, altougth it can take months to get lising on there
6) Submit your URL to social networking sites, forums
7) Use Yahoo answers and other forums to answer peoples questions with a link to your website.

List of websites to submit your website to

http://www.bestcatalog.net/seo_tips/directories.htm

Another method which you can use is setting up a pay per click campaign with Google adwords.


This works by paying Google everytime someone clicks on your link in Googles network of websites and search engine.  You can set a budget for example 0.20p per click to your site.  You can set a daily budget so you can pay for example 1,000 hits aday to your website. Another very good way to promote your website and build back links to your site is to write in forums, blogs and social bookmarking sites. For example the following: 1) Yahoo answers 2) Forums and blogs that match your niche. For example if you have a finance website, look for forums to do with finance and people looking for loans etc.. 3) Facebook. You can create a group on facebook with a link to your website and email this group to all your friends 4) Set up an email campaign and email several people your services Another option is to pay for an advert in your local paper telling them about your services and a link to your website
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