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Free For All Links  


A Free for All Links ("FFA") page is usually a scrolling list of submitted links: as new sites are submitted, old ones drop off.
- Many FFAs get their submissions from either occasionally webmasters submitting their sites or from automated submissions. You should be aware that there might be few, if any, people actually browsing the links.
- Some FFAs receive many submissions: so the links may not last too long - perhaps even just hours or minutes.
- It's common that by submitting to one of these pages, you are also agreeing to be emailed by the owner. In fact, the owner might well have set up the site, not as an attempt to establish some kind of directory or search tool, but purely so he can send you his adverts in an e-mail message ("thank you for submitting to my page, would you like to sign up for this or that?").
- If you submit to many links pages, you could get a lot of e-mail - perhaps even one per page.
- When was the last time you bought something as a result of an seeing something on one of these pages?
This is why we don't submit to FFAs anymore.
However you're entitled to a different opinion if you want - so if you disagree, go ahead and submit to them.
But: remember that submitting to lots of FFAs can generate a lot of e-mail ads sent to you. You might not want to use your primary e-mail address! Instead you could get a separate e-mail account just for submissions, so your primary e-mail account does not become clogged up with many "thank you" messages and ads.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Monday, August 26, 2019 -

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (and Other Analogies and Cliche's for SEO)  


We've all heard that familiar expression, "Good things come to those who wait". Whether you're waiting for your Heinz ketchup to pour out onto your burger (remember those commercials?), waiting for Christmas day to open your gifts, waiting for summer vacation to be let out of school, or waiting in line at the DMV... well, maybe not the DMV, good things will come if you simply allow them to come in their own time.
Under normal circumstances that expression is simply not true. You'll still get your ketchup if you shove the butter knife into the bottle, dragging it out onto your plate; open all your gifts on Christmas Eve; skip that last few pointless days of the school year; or get into the express line at the DMV. The real lesson behind the cliche' is that patience is a virtue.
One instance where it's is true, that good things come to those that wait, is when you are performing search engine optimization. Unlike placing sponsored ads via Google AdWords or Yahoo! Search Marketing, where results are almost instantaneous, the long-term return on investment for SEO is considerably better than most other forms of on- or off-line advertising. Unfortunately, SEO does not produce instantaneous results. And yes, patience is still a virtue.
Optimizing your site for your targeted key phrases won't get you to #1 over night. You won't find all your keywords to rank in the top 10 on Google in just a few days, nor will you get significant traffic improvement at the snap of the fingers. To use a simple analogy, SEO is like boiling water: you don't get a hard boil the moment you turn on the burner, you have to wait for it.
The process of optimizing a site, or just specific pages in a site can take weeks, and that's just the initial optimization phase. In a previous article I wrote about the making of a perfect SEO firm, highlighting all the different jobs that an SEO firm must perform for the optimization process. That article outlined only the overall human resources needed but didn't go into the specific job functions that are required in the SEO process, when performed correctly. Here is where I let that particular cat out of the bag.
Can't Find Your Way Out of a Paper Bag
On the front end of the optimization process hours and hours of research must be performed for each account. Everything from keyword research, industry research, competition research, marketing research, and more, all needs to be completed before any optimization can begin. We often get asked if research time can be shortened if we have performed optimization work for another site in the same industry recently. The short answer to that is, "no."
Every site is constructed different, designed different, laid out different, has a unique history and targets the audience differently. These are all factors that are considered in the multiple levels of research performed. No two sites are the same; therefore no research is the same.
Nothing to Write Home About
A good SEO will actually write or rewrite your page content to properly (and effectively) work in your targeted keyword phrases. A professional writer should be able to take the SEO recommendations for keyword usage and incorporate that into existing content in a way that reads naturally (i.e. does not look as if you just tried to insert keywords here and there for search engine relevance) and maintains the ability to convert your visitors to paying customers. This is no small task and should be done with utmost time and care.
Take It or Leave It
Code bloat removal is probably the most overlooked part of the SEO process. Sure, everybody knows about titles, meta tags, alt tags, etc. and making them all search engine friendly. That's not necessarily a small task either, but many times, eliminating page code bloat is an incredibly daunting task. Moving styles and javascripts is only part of the puzzle. Many times a page has to be almost completely rebuilt due to the excess amount of junk code that was put in place by whatever design programs were used.
Even a Broken Watch is Correct Twice a Day
On top of the code bloat removal process you also want to get your pages to validate to professional HTML standards set by the W3C. Validation is simply ensuring the correct coding elements are used and used correctly. While most validation issues are relatively small, they tend to come in multitudes thorough the site. Larger validation issues can often take time and substantial finessing of the code in order to correct.
All Things Being Equal
Site maps, custom 404-redirects and robots.txt files are all important to the overall construction of your site, even if they don't necessarily have a direct effect on the actual on-page optimization of your site. Site maps help both search engines and visitors quickly and easily get to the information that is important. A custom 404 redirect eliminates that annoying "page not found" error and lets you keep visitors on your site if they somehow access a page via a bad link. The robots.txt file is useful to communicate with the search engine spiders about content they should or should not index. This allows the search engines to focus its time on the good stuff and not the irrelevant portions of your site.
There's More Here than Meets the Eye
There are a lot of details that I left out simply because it can't all be addressed in a single article, but you can get the gist of the amount work that goes into just the initial optimization of a site. Depending on the size of the site or the number of pages being optimized, the processes above can take several weeks to a few months to compete. Going back to our boiling water analogy, you just filled the pot, now its time to put the pot on the stove.
Very rarely is search engine optimization a one-time-only process, but takes a continuous ongoing effort to build site relevance, evaluate performance, analyze effectiveness, and adjust the campaign accordingly to achieve and maintain top rankings against active competitors and substantial algorithm changes.
There are Plenty of Fish in the Sea
Link building and management is an important aspect to the total optimization campaign. Optimizing your site without considering your link campaign is like trying to drive a car without tires. You don't need great tires to make the car move forward, but you have to have some kind of tires in place, unless you're towing your car on a flatbed truck. Same holds true for a web site, it can be a great site but without links you just won't perform in the natural search results. (Just to complete the analogy, we can say that sponsored ads and off line marketing efforts are the flatbed truck.)
Linking has gotten more and more complex as the search engines fight link spam and seek to improve relevance. Whether you seek out one-way or reciprocal links, linked articles or directory submissions, or "authority" links, link building is a very time consuming process that undergoes constant re-evaluations. A good link today may not be a good link tomorrow, not because it was never a good link but because the linking site might become irrelevant to the search engines or become a search spammer, or whatever reason. A good half to two-thirds of the monthly man-hours assigned to ongoing optimization can easily be focused specifically on the link campaign.
Look at Both Sides of the Coin
Unless you are targeting no more than a single phrase for any given page of your site, inevitably it will take some finesse to achieve top rankings for all phrase being targeted. Good keyword research in the set-up process can greatly improve the ability to archive top rankings for multiple phrases per page, but no matter what there will always be certain elements working against each other. Adjust one phrase here and another one drops. Adjust that phrase and still another phrase drops.
With time, a good SEO will be effective at getting your keywords ranked well against the competition. That's half the battle. The rest comes as new or existing competitors amp up their optimization efforts in order to take back what was achieved and as search engines adjust their algorithms. We've all heard of sites losing rankings with algo adjustments, even those that have never spammed. It happens and its the job of the SEO to see these things coming and adjust the site accordingly and should rankings dip, to move in and get them back in place.
Wait with Baited Breath
Again, this is just scratching the surface of what goes into the monthly optimization campaign. But all of these adjustments work over time. Even more so once you consider "sandboxing" and "aging delays" that are becoming a staple in the search engine algorithms.
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem
Don't expect instant results with your optimization campaign. Many SEOs require a six or twelve month contract, simply because they know it can often take that much time to show solid results for all of your keywords. Expecting great results any sooner is simply wishful thinking.
We all heard the saying, "A watch pot never boils." Well, in reality, it'll take the same amount of time to boil as an unwatched pot, but it just seems longer because you're there looking at it. Once you hire your SEO company, let them do their job and walk away. Don't completely forget about them and check in from time to time just so you know what's going on (and your SEO knows that you expect results), but just give it time for the process to work.
Go work on your site, your business and other marketing efforts. While your SEO is working to make your site successful in the search engines, look for other ways to bring success to you and, to use another cliche'; don't put all your eggs in one basket. Search engine optimization should not be your only hope for success.
If you have done your research and chosen the right SEO company success will come, but only with time. Be willing to let the process work its course and good things will come... by the boatload.

Stoney deGeyter is president of Pole Position Marketing, a professional search engine optimization and marketing firm providing SEO services since 1998. Stoney is also a part-time instructor at the community College in Reno, Nevada where he resides as well as a moderator in the Small Business Ideas Forum. You can read his SEM blog at (EMP) E-Marketing Performance. You can email him with any questions at stoney@polepositionmarketing.com

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Monday, August 26, 2019 -

Google Promote, Remove and Comment Feature - Effect on SEO  


Google Promote, Remove and Comment Feature; Is it a death-knell on all established SEO techniques? What is it's apparent effect on Search engine optimization? How is it going to affect the SERPs (results page)? A colossal change has just been made by big G. Google could not have gotten better at what it does. It revolutionized the search engine all over again.
To the makers of Google, it is nothing short of the fairy-tale crystal ball where they can see everything happening around in the universe. Everyone online is sort of an open book to Google whether you want it or not. And just when you thought that Google already knows too much about people; about what they thought, what they dreamed, what they pursued, what they shopped, what they searched, Google comes up with another milestone idea to get people even more personal; the ability to promote, remove search results by every individual on the planet and add unique comments to any of your preferred result. Wow, so what if you decide to promote a website from 50th page to 1st page. And let's say you demote a top ranking result into oblivion, never to be seen on the 1st page again. So in one click did you just kill the hype and hoopla of search engine optimization?
Because the best of optimized pages could literally be gone out of your sight with this tool if you decided to have it so. And if it is really so, then this is the END OF THE WORLD. Is it the END of conventional SEO? Do i hear a pin-drop silence?
No need to panic yet. If you see the buttons then you must have noticed that they appear only when you are logged in to your Google account, and the reprise is that they only affect the results that you see, not what the world does. Do i hear a sigh of relief? If you want to skip my detailed analysis and description of this feature, you may straightaway read the conclusion at the bottom.
How does Google promote/remove actually work? A specific example.
To check the same, simply log in to your account, let's say you do a Google search for the keyword phrase "webkinz dollar store", and click on the promote button next to a result in a subsequent page. You will immediately see it magically go to the topmost SERP in the 1st page. If you click on 'promote' for another "webkinz dollar store" search result, it will move into the second place on the 1st page itself. You can move the second web page to the first position by clicking "promote" on it again. Now Log out and search again for the same keyword, you will see your selected pages dropping back to its original ranking position. Login again and you will notice your chosen pages are back to your promoted order. If you click remove on any of your promoted website, it will return to its previous place in your Google search results. But If you click remove randomly on any un-promoted website, it will be permanently removed from any results. Of course you can get it back to the search results by clicking on restore at the bottom. The results are associated with your Google account only so they will be constant across any computes of you account logs.
At first instance it is bound to give the webmasters a cold feet with the thought that Google has handed over the fate of search engine results to people and everything about SEO goes to the dumps. It convincingly looks like, as if now people are to alter, improvise the worldwide top results for each search term. But it certainly isn't the case. It's only for your own Google account, for your own personalized result page order. And it is important to know that every new search term will have entirely different promoted and removed results than the other.
I'm sure even the biggest of SEO experts, guides and critics must have lost their nerve for a second with their first experience with Google promote and remove feature just as much as I did. So the big question still remains, is this the end of our struggle and success with SEO? Is it really all up to searchers and surfers to decide the ranks of our web pages? Are we supposed to watch helplessly all the big and popular web pages get to the top, while the smaller ones vanishing away? Thank the stars that it isn't the case.
What is Google promote / remove system called?
It's called SearchWiki. SearchWiki lets users have their own order of promoted and removed results, and leave comments on specific links. Google thus remembers changes that are made by the account holder to the organic search results pages, and subsequent searches will then be displayed as per the user's customisations and notes. And most importantly, users will also have the option of seeing how other searchers have rated and reordered search results and view their notes as well, making search results a innovative community based initiative.
Who does searchwiki help?
In course of time, it will surely make a huge impact on how SEO affects a site in my opinion. Prior to this feature, a webmaster was the only individual who had an influence on the SEO aspects but now each and every Google user has the ability to decide where that site should be listed, making search engine results a different concept altogether. It may even revolutionize the idea or existing technology like browser bookmarks and RSS readership.
Customized search result page? Is it happening?
The way it stands now, it isn't a possibility e.g., a specific page could be pushed to the top result for everyone just by getting shoppers or enthusiasts to 'promote' that site a million times. Neither can your competitors outrank your site by clicking on removal link a thousand times.
Yes, you can now customize your search results with the organic rankings, deletions, leave notes against each page for future reference and see how other Google users have tailored their searches. SearchWiki notes will be visible to other users, identified with your Google Account nickname.
What are the implications of Google searchwiki on SEO?
It is like an alarm bell for everyone to straighten up their act, specially thin affiliate sites, spammers or the ones resorting to black hat stuff. Yes sooner or later there will hardly be a scope for anyone to deviate even by an inch from the core of search engine fundamentals. That is relevance and accuracy.
Yes, many things will be affected from sales to delivery and reporting. SEO won't be dead but it will have evolved and more oriented towards content than techniques .
Google has been remarkable in preventing spam and this new tool on the prima-facie would not only generate more direct data for Google analysis but would also also initiate a mass spam removal movement worldwide. As far as promoted and removed data is concerned, Google obviously is wary of SEO masters using proxy servers running multiple alias sites and redirect pages and unethical methods that can easily used to promote a single page. Hence they will never make a mistake of simply considering all the votes gained for a page to it's ranking algorithm for organic searches without due verification. All of this will give Google a whole new perspective to search user habit and patterns by allowing the user to mix and alter the organic results itself. Unthinkable but true that it is already happening.
What if Google decides to apply the promotional and removal data to page ranks? Dooms day?
Top 10 ranking results will be flooded with the sites that the majority of people prefer. The hottest and most popular existing pages will fill up the top slots overnight, for every imaginable keyword search phrase. The scope for newer, smaller, unpopular websites will virtually perish with no place in the top noticeable positions. As a result it will hardly ever gain a promotion. And slowly it will stand as good as removed even if it is not.
It might be great to force people to look at the most popular websites, but the small ones which are less marketed or are comparatively of less value or quality will never stand a chance. Lesser traffic can never be the final diagnostic indicator.
But look at this from the perspective of a person who's looking to find something out. If I need to learn about the "webkinz dollar store", I don't frankly care whether that comes from a small blog or a an unknown forum page, as long as I find the info I need, and its reliable. And I can always find them right where i need from anywhere in the world.
For those concerned about SEO.
The agony or the anxiety about it's effect on SEO and rankings could be erased in a second just by reminding ourselves of the one and only governing factor about search engines, that their existence itself depends and will always be on it's ability to offer accurate and relevant information to the users and not anybody else. Even searchwiki, this new Google tool is intended with no other intent but relevance. Isn't it so common find relevant content even after page 10 at times? ( I don't know about you, but I do search deep when I need information ). In such a case one would either bookmark that page or copy the content for future reference. I always sympathize with quality web pages nowhere near to the top ranking positions. That proves that just great content alone can not guarantee top ten results. A multitude of factors like SEO, backlinks, sandbox are responsible to drive a page to the top. And the process itself is slow.
Relevance will now be "of the search (Google), by the search (Google) and for the search (Google)." Sounds quite like a democratic definition of a search engine.
Not so long ago when webmasters saw the immense potential in harnessing people's bookmarking habits, the craze of social bookmarking sites diggs, del.ico.us erupted overnight giving search relevance a completely relative meaning.
Things will now change. What better to bookmark a page from within the searches in just one click with no further accounts to log in to.
Backlinks and quality links are still the driving forces behind a websites rise or fall. It is equated as votes earned from other sites. As far as Google's stand point is concerned, a natural promotion of a webpage from different un-suspicious IP addresses can count as votes of relevance for a search phrase.
Scientists are maybe still trying to unify the forces of nature into one formulae, but looks like Google almost successfully unified the world.
Welcome to Google monopoly. Look how it gets bigger by the day.
One Account: Where your world converges.
(Oh if you haven't got a Google account yet. You will be compelled to have one sooner or later)
One Search Engine: The keyword manufacturing unit. Keyword demand supply chain. Unlimited Manpower at work for the biggest keyword market. From where internet business and ecommerce are governed.
One Search Tool (External keywords tool) : Manufactured keywords put on window display. Who does have a better authority to declare than Google itself, about what people are exactly searching for? Take it or leave it.
One Traffic Estimator: (Google lets you judge the cost of your keyword too) Window shopping for keywords.
One AdWords: OK so interested parties can shop for keywords from the keyword store.
One AdSense: Auctioned keywords recycled back to the people (searcher) working in the keyword factory.
One Webmaster Tools: The manufacturers of keyword money are now the safekeepers of all your keyword rich belongings.
One Analytics: Realtime live tv telecasting keyword news to keep the buyers and sellers interested.
One Web history: Refined fuel for the keyword engine machinery. Everyone's web habit and online track records are well kept with Google. They exactly know geo-specific, cultural specific keyword needs. Well who better to assign a price-tag to a keyword up for auction?
One Homepage (iGoogle): If all these have become second nature to you, then iGoogle is the way to stay hooked. You will get a handful on your finger tips.
And Now Google searchwiki: Google taking control of what you thought is best for you.
It is like, you have helped manufacture some great and moderate keywords so far, so why don't you manufacture some great result pages with your click votes too. After all there are a free gazillion keyword workers (search engine users) in the factory (Google) at any given point in time. Keep working a bit extra and Google shall know what exactly the gazillion wants to see or not see. The fairytale crystal ball is for real now.
Where do you stand? Your best kept secrets are the best resources to the Google rulers. Google knows what buyers want, what sells most. Google knows what sellers want, what buyers are willing to pay, how much are they willing to pay for, where do best buyers come from and the sellers too. The world wide web is not so entangled for the big G anymore. They conquered the world faster than Alexander.
Everyone's Top 10 Pages will look different for the same search phrase. Scary to even think about it.
Google has gotten perfect at eradicating it's imperfections. And if you thought you had a reason to point a finger at them due to erroneous relevant results, they gave the baton to you to improvise. Google may use 20 million algorithms in a millisecond to offer what is relevant. But now they will have a gazillion more from an entire planet to vote for and review their own definition of relevant searches.
Conclusion. What are the future projections and it's impact on SEO practices? 1. Analysis of top ten projections and reporting is likely to change based on a world consensus.
2. The definitions for pagerank and rankings for single phrases and e-commerce variables could change. If a considerable number of people are not seeing a particular result in the first pages because they have it custom configured for a particular phrase with pre-selected results crowding the top, then definitely there would be lesser click-throughs as even the top sites will be pushed back further. Thus resulting in lesser visitor count for subsequent pages and affecting pagerank algorithms.
3. Marketers and SEO experts will have to look at a bigger picture than being obsessed with pagerank and rankings for single phrases.
4. Google AdWords will become more eminent as an assured method for topping the results with paid rankings, even if the user's result page is highly customized. This means more revenues for Google.
5. When everyone starts to promote their favorite sites, the quality of content will definitely become even more undeniable (as it should be), and "classic" SEO techniques will need a complete re-orientation.
6. Marketers and SEO industry now thriving on Google, will be more proactive on Yahoo, Quil etc as alternative options.
7. Since this feature is only for Google user accounts. As of now the page rank and result pages outside logged Google accounts will very much be based on the organic SERPs. Especially given the fact that yahoo still owns more account user bases than Google. But eventually they will dominate even more with search engine market share, because of their unlimited customizable features.
8. As this Search Wiki tweak can be highly prone to spams, we won't really see any sea change in the PR status radically soon until the rest of the planet not on Google account register and start using the feature.
9. Analytics will be even more laser focussed. Google will harness immense amount of personalized data and use them to improve relevance of results. You now will have to option to know your promotion vs removal ratio for every indexed page. You will soon know your popularity rank as much as your PR rank.
10. You will soon be presented with realtime reviews on your web pages moderated or not moderated by Google.
11. Websites with genuine content and relevance will now be a super must to even fair anywhere near.
12. SEO will spell "Authority pages" more than "Optimized pages".
13. Survival of the fittest will be the new Google theory.
14. All onsite testimonials and reviews on products, services often clinically engineered or manipulated will matter less because you will have realtime online reviews even before you land on that page. (Google comment feature = Realtime reviews)
Millions of webmasters and people must still be biting their nails, trying to figure out what is wrong or right with our big Google. How is it likely to affect the already established businesses, websites and SEO? But I hope this article gives you enough insight about our fate or growth on Google in near future.
Another search engine revolution has begun with Google Promote, Remove and Comment Feature. Are you ready for the change?

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Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Monday, August 26, 2019 -

Evolution of Search Engine Optimization Concept in the World of Internet Marketing  


The virtual world is getting closer to becoming a reality with the announcement of net-based operating system (Chrome OS) and cloud computing based data management services (Google Apps) by Google. The market is becoming fiercer day by day, and market biggies like Google and Microsoft are fighting it out face-to-face. This fierceness can go on until the initiatives driven by market biggies become a reality or may be until 2020.
Internet Marketing is a concept which became popular with Google emerging as the dominant leader in the search market. In 1998, Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when the two were attending Stanford University as Ph.D. candidates. Then the real game began. Internet Marketing was dubbed to be the technique of promoting websites over the internet or online medium to drive traffic to the website or business, and thus generating leads for the business.
The initial trend of online marketing before the days of Google was very simple and consisted of limited procedures to be followed. But, after the advent of the Google era, things changed. People started to think differently and new techniques of digital marketing came into existence as and when the search engines, especially Google, started to transform themselves as the blue water navies of the mighty ocean called the Internet or the Virtual World. Possible head-on collisions caused by the evolution of search engines were tackled by the introduction of different internet marketing techniques. Search engine optimization is one among them.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) technique was invented when the concept of search engines was first introduced to the members of virtual world during the 1990's by search provides like Ask Jeeves, Lycos, etc. SEO has evolved rapidly since then.
During the initial days of SEO, the keywords or key phrases would be stuffed into the website profusely within the text content and the Meta Keywords tag, and the website would rank in search engines for related keywords. But, during the later stages, as search engines evolved, the concept of backlinks (virtual voting system) came into existence and it became a purely number game. Websites with lots of keywords stuffed into them and with more backlinks than their competitors would rank higher in SE listings. This way of easy going SEO tactics was shattered with the emergence of Google.
Google entered the search market with a bang and changed the rules of the game completely. It started with the introduction of Google Bot (Google's SE Algorithm) and Google PageRank. Google introduced a new concept called quality into the market and websites with quality backlinks from quality websites or authoritative websites like.gov,.edu,.mil, and media websites, and with quality webpage content began to rank higher in Google's search result for their respective keywords.
During this evolving era of search engines, webmasters used to gather in undisclosed online community forums and discuss the tactics and techniques of SEO. A Googler in disguise would assist them and provide insights of the Google SE updates. But, this is no more followed except for the Black-Hat techniques, which are unethical ways of performing search engine optimization, and against the webmaster guidelines provided by the search engines. The Googler in disguise has emerged into the outer world with the identity and name Matt Cutts, the head of Google's anti-spam team.
In today's world, SEO is no more an easy play. It has evolved from the keyword stuffing and quantity days to a whole new era of quality and perfection. Many business owners still believe that anyone having a basic knowledge on SEO and internet or just by studying related content and reading study material can perform search engine optimization tasks. But, this myth is no more alive and search engine optimisation cannot be performed as it was being handled during the 1990's. Since search engines have evolved and have come a long way in their sophistication, search engine optimisation can only be handled by an expert or an Internet Marketing Company in India. Today's SEO expects precision in mathematical calculations and uses large volume of data, including analytics.
Thus it can be clearly stated that search engine optimisation is full of quality data gathering, analytics and precision achieved with calculations. As it is a highly competitive world that requires regular data analysis and performance monitoring of websites for related keywords on search results, it is better for business owners to leave all the complexities and headaches to experts, sit back and relax, and expect some good results.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Sunday, August 25, 2019 -

Google Morning! Google Afternoon! Google Evening! Google Everywhere!  


Why and how much Google is Getting Important, either you are Businessman, Doctor, Engineer, Software Professional, SEO or Housewife, you tend to Google every time. Google is more or less an integral part of our online life now. Google has become the biggest brand on internet, it's still a seven year old kid and has surpassed young and healthy fellows like Microsoft and Yahoo!
Google Means the World! Google means everything for almost everybody, you ask from it, it'll serve you with the best. Google People intent to capture all World's Information at one single platform, one can guess how big they aim to be! Thought Google hasn't get 10% of its Goal but still it's the Biggest Online Database. It serves to everybody including Businessmen, Visitors, Professionals and Competitors as well.
1.To Visitors: Google is their Genie, which can serve them anything they want without spending any penny.
2.To Business Owners and Advertisers: Google is their God father, which provides them immense quality traffic every moment.
3.To Competitors: Google is their Teacher, which sets new Trends, it's competitors try to follow the same way as it does, try to learn from Google.
Google Loyalty! Google is basically a Search Engine that has built enormous Loyalty with its Visitors through its consistent quality, reliability, innovation and simplicity. Whatever Google is going to experiment, people already trust that it's going to be big and very reliable. That's why thousands of people get dependent on Google.
Google to Follow! Well, it's not easy to follow Google's way, because Google always believes on Research and Innovations, how can it be restricted to Search only? It had started Testing and Launching New Services and Tools for better user Experiences. Its BETA Launched Services and Tools got Mega Success and surprised big players like Microsoft and Yahoo!
Secret of Google Success! David C. Drummond, Google's Vice President, Corporate Development, according to him there are four factors as the key to Google's success:
1.Technology: Along with its innovative approach to page ranking, Google is a purpose-built hardware company, building all its own servers from components it buys directly for their manufacturers. According to Drummond, Google now operates the world's largest distributed computer system.
2.Business Model Innovation: By perfecting the nature of targeted ads, Google not only has created a highly effective revenue generator, it has produced what it hopes to be a better experience for its users. It is Google's goal to make their targeted ads at least as relevant and useful to users as the search results themselves.
3.Brand: According to Drummond, a European study recently determined Google to be the number one most recognized worldwide brand. Indeed, Google has become a verb ("I can't wait to get home and Google him") which poses real challenges to a company seeking to protect the strength of its mark.
4.Focus on the User Experience: Product decisions at Google are driven by optimizing for the user experience first and for revenue second. The folks at Google firmly believe that the better the user experience, the more easily money will follow.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Friday, August 23, 2019 -

Deriving Maximum Value From Internal Links  


Links, the cornerstone of off-page SEO elements are widely considered to be external references pointing to the pages of a website. Link Building is usually considered to be an activity which has nothing to do with the website. However, delving a little deeper in to the link evaluation strategies of search engines will make you realise that links need not always be external and that a lot of value can be derived by making good use of pages within the website itself. In fact, an understanding of Google PageRank can help you identify that links to a page for quantification purpose, are counted merely in numbers and one of the best ways to acquire these numbers are pages that are a part of the website themselves. So, how to smartly use these abundant links (through pages within) and derive maximum link equity?
Here are a few suggestions
Hierarchical Organization
Arrange the website as an organized hierarchy of pages. This will automatically yield the sitemap structure. For large websites, the hierarchy can be separated into sections and sectional sitemaps can be generated, controlling the amount of links on the sitemap pages. The hierarchy also helps in generating XML sitemaps, used largely by the search engines.
Intra sectional linking
With the website being organised hierarchically, sections (or categories) are natural fallout. These sections are basically closely related collections of pages and provide an excellent opportunity to create a closely linked structure within them. Intra sectional linking can be achieved through sectional navigation (e.g. section oriented left navigation), section focused footer linking etc. As links to every other page within the section exists on all pages, it results in close coupling of the sectional pages leading to a strong intra sectional linking scenario.
Inter sectional linking
Inter sectional linking results from cross-references as well as categorization within the hierarchy. Typically, inter sectional linking happens between pages separated by a level, such as categories and sub-categories, where all category pages link to their respective sub-categories and all sub-category pages link to their parent categories as well as other categories at the same level as their parent category. Effective use of this technique helps to generate inter sectional link mesh.
Follow through navigation
Due to inter relation between content and pages, a user can take multiple routes to reach the same page. A clear listing of all these routes originating from the home page provides follow through or breadcrumb navigation as it is popularly known. The technique is especially effective for eCommerce/content rich websites, involving multiple levels.
Content based references
Links from within the content are perceived to be the strongest of all link forms. Hence references, from within the content provide excellent opportunity to target adhoc, yet extremely valuable content references. As these links cannot be planned for, they also have the advantage of appearing extremely natural form of links.
For large websites, it makes sense to create a glossary/dictionary of terms (especially domain related keywords) and provide automatic linking to appropriate pages describing these keywords/terms in detail by means of dedicated pages, which are specially promoted for these keywords.
Custom Errors
As a website grows, some of the linkages become redundant and if the site is cleansed of old content, there is a high possibility of broken links getting created. In addition to that, changes happening every now and then result in navigational errors being created and that should be handled by creation of custom error pages, which helps visitors and search engine spiders maintain context within the website and helps strengthen the link mesh.
Inter related information
The concept is particularly applicable to news or blog sites, where new content gets added frequently and strong content relevance can be generated by clubbing together related content and information. For e.g. blog posts/news items which discussed belonged to the same topic/news thread.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Friday, August 23, 2019 -

How Search Engines Rank Web Pages  


Smart Search Engine optimization starts with looking at web pages with one eye closely watching the search engine spiders. once that the search engine optimizer is capable of doing this, he or she is half way to mastership of the search engine results.
It has been said many times that search engines rank web pages and NOT web sites as a whole. what this means to the optimizer is that high ranking cannot be achieved for a main page dedicated to ten keyword phrases. However different pages within your site will appear up in the list of search engine results if you optimize each page for just one or maybe two keyword phrases.
if you cannot use your chosen keyword phrase in the url of your website then do not despair, use it as a folder name or even the name of the web page itself. All search engines show the url's of definitive pages within the site, not just the main url itself.
Search engine spiders do not see your graphics or javascript dynamics on your page that you use to capture your visitors. you could use a wonderful graphic page that mentions you sell widgets, however the search engines will not be able to determine that you actually sell widgets. This is where the world of image alternative names take pride of place in the optimizers eyes. The ALT attribute therefore can be a very search engine friendly way of describing your sales conscious website.
As a general rule, search engine spiders have a definitive limit on how much of your web page it will load. For example, googlebot does not read more than the initial 100KB of your page even if it is directed to do so, such as the method of adding keyword phrases to the bottom of your page. Keyword phrases used outside of this range are generally wasted and become 'invisible' to the search engines. our advice is not to overload the HEAD area of your page with various script calls or style attributes.
There are many, many more examples of contextual relevancy a spider considers whilst visiting a page, one of these is the proximity to the beginning of the page that your main keyword phrase occupies, Wasting space with menu bars etc. before the search engine reads the main context is an optimizing nightmare waiting to happen.
Without doubt, no one really knows what all indicators are for ranking highly within the search engine results, however, keep your web pages, simple, clean and relevant, it seems even in these days of latent semantic indexing this method is indeed the best way to ensure search engine optimization success.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Friday, August 23, 2019 -

How To Find Good Keywords  


Good keywords are frequently searched for (high demand) but not being targeted by many other websites (low competition). There are a number of tools out there that can help you find them.
The best tool out there, Wordtracker is one of the most essential SEO tools. To use Wordtracker:
- Go to the Wordtracker website (http://www.wordtracker.com)and pay $7 for 24 hours' access
- Enter a keyword phrase you're thinking about targeting
- Wordtracker will suggest hundreds of related phrases - click on the ones you like
- Once you've clicked on all the phrases you like, run them through the program
- Wordtracker will compile a score for each phrase, based on the number of users searching for it and the number of websites targeting it
- The higher the score, the better the keyword phrase!
Wordtracker also offers a free service which works in the same way but only uses results generated from MSN.
Also useful, Overture's search term suggestion tool (http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/), is free and much quicker to use than Wordtracker. It works in much the same way as Wordtracker but doesn't tell you how many websites are targeting each keyword phrase.
Google AdWords Keyword Suggestions (https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordSandbox) tell you which keyword phrases are being targeted by other websites.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Friday, August 23, 2019 -

Finding Profitable Keyword Phrases  


So you have a site concept developed that you are ready to start writing great content for.
So what's the next step?
It's time to develop your " master keyword list " which you will use to craft your WebPages. These are the words or phrases you would like to get ranked high in the search engine's for and get the free targeted traffic that this will bring to your website.
It is not enough to simply "pluck" words from the air and start writing your web pages. You need to carefully select which words and phrases to target.
Food for thought:
What if there are already 10 billion web pages about your chosen keyword(s)?
Do you think a small business owner can compete with large companies who invest millions of dollars into their SEO strategies for highly competitive, high traffic keywords?
Obviously the answer is no but there is a bright side to the equation if you are willing to invest time into researching your keyword phrases carefully. You will want to choose "niche" keywords that offer a combination of high traffic and low competition.
This of course is easier said than done but it can be accomplished as long as you use some of the help that is available on the internet.
Here are a couple of first steps, tips and tools you can use to put together a list of niche keywords for the website topic that you have developed.
1. Keyword Brainstorming and Research
Think of throwing out a "wide net" here and try to write down as many keywords and phrases (consisting of 2-4 words) that are related to your Website Concept as you can.
Take each one of these words/phrases and visit: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/
Type the first keyword phrase into the " Get suggestions for :" box and hit the search button.
This will return you a list of words and phrases that are similar to your keyword phrase and also provide you with the number of searches for each of these results on the Yahoo-Overture network for the month.
Copy all of the keyword phrases that you think best suit your site concept along with the search data into a text file or spreadsheet. Save this file as your " master keyword list ".
Note: Some of the results will be totally unrelated to your site concept you do not need to copy these into your "master keyword list".
Repeat this process for all of the keyword phrases that you initially brainstormed. By the end of this process you should have a "master keyword list" of several hundred or thousand words and phrases.
Google provides a free keyword research tool as well but does not provide the search statistics that Yahoo-Overture does. Augment your keyword list with any results that you find relevant using this tool. http://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordSandbox
2. Refine Your Keyword List Part 1
You need to shorten your keyword list to a tightly targeted and highly profitable subset of your master keyword list. These are going to be the words you use when crafting your web pages for the search engines.
Start by performing searches for each keyword phrase in your master keyword list at: http://www.google.com
Google will tell you the total number of sites it has indexed for the keyword phrase that you are searching for. Copy this number into your master keyword list for each keyword phrase.
You will now have the data for the number of searches on the Yahoo-Overture network for the month and the number of competing websites for each keyword phrase in your list.
Think of these numbers as supply(websites) and demand(# of searches) . Finding the supply/demand number for each keyword phrase will help you decide which one's you want to target.
You will have to use your own judgement here depending on your goals and the amount of traffic you would like to generate. Make sure you have a nice mix high traffic and niche keyword phrases in your master keyword list.
It's not that useful to be ranked #1 for a keyword that only gets 5 searches a month. Similiarly, it is very hard to achieve high rankings for high traffic keyphrases because there is going to be a lot of competition.
Trim your keyword phrase list down to 50-100 entries and get ready for step 3.
3. Analyze the Competitor's Backlinks
There are 3 purposes to this analysis: analyzing whether a chosen keyword space is too competitive, identifying potential link partners (to be used in a later lesson), and to trim your "master keyword list" down to 15-20 keywords that have a reasonable level of competition.
To get started take the first term in your master keyword list and perform a search for it at: http://www.google.com
Note: we are only going to be interested in the "top 10" results for each keyword phrase since our goal is to get listed on the first page of results for our target keywords.
Our goal from this analysis is to find out how "established" your competition is in your chosen keyword marketplace. An analysis of the number of sites that link to your competitor should give you an initial indicator of how important their website is to the world. If a lot of websites are linking to your competitor they must be providing valuable content or a useful tool/service.
To find out who is linking to your competitor visit: http://www.uptimebot.com and enter the first domain from the Google Search results into uptimebot's search bar.
Uptimebot will then query all of the major search engine's and return a report showing the number of links the domain has pointing to it. A site with a lot of backlinks to it must be an information hub and therefore very important.
Perform this uptimebot search for all of the "top 10" competitors from your initial Google search results.
If you are finding that the sites in the search results have several 1000 backlinks to them you will know right away that you are going to have a hard time getting a high ranking for that keyword since a large number of links suggests that the site is already a well established information hub in that keyword marketplace.
Uptimebot also provides you with a link to the search results showing you the actual websites that are linking back to your competitor. Visit as many of these sites as you can and try to identify which ones have complimentary content to your site. You may want to consider contacting the owner's of those domains to request a link to your site.
4. Refine Your Keyword List Part 2
After performing this analysis for each keyword phrase in your master keyword list eliminate the keywords that you identify as having too much competition (i.e. too many well established "hubs"). We will use this list in the next lesson to start writing your first web page
Using these tips you should now be able to tell which market's you will be able to compete in and which one's already have too many established information hubs to make it worth your while. You will also have a list of "complimentary" websites that you may want to consider requesting links from in the future to help boost your website's "link popularity".

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Friday, August 23, 2019 -

Choosing the Right Keywords For Your Target Market  


In an online home-based business there are many factors that an entrepreneur must be aware of. One thing is the use of SEO writing. But hold your horses; this kind of writing is not as easy as you may think it would be. In reality, writing an article for online home-based businesses needs al lot of patience and determination.
First things first, as you may have known by now that there are certain keywords that "click" to your target market BUT not all keywords can be used to all types of market. There are precautions that must be done when you are going to do an SEO article. Let us enumerate the types of market there is in an online home-based business and the type of keyword that you need to use.
1.Already part of the same business. Use keywords that would help their online business. Keywords like trainings, product names, MLM gurus, how to acquire leads would be best. Because this type of market is already in the business and only needs things to increase their profits.
2. Considering being part of an MLM business. These people are those that are still contemplating whether to pursue and be a part of an online business or not. The best choice of keywords would be company names, leaders and trainings. They need to be well informed on the real deal of the business.
3.Searching for answers/solutions. These are the people who are searching for the solutions for their problem. What they do is compare products. Best keyword choices are those pertaining to names of products, some product reviews; you can even incorporate some of your new products wherein you need to present the unique selling point of it. You need to make them see that these are the best choice and nothing else.
4.Specifically looking for no one else but YOU! Well you should be proud of yourself. These people are after you so you need to be wise on choosing keywords. The best ones are those that have your product names, marketing systems and training systems. Make the most out of it.
There you are the types of markets that you need to bear in mind when choosing the right keywords. It may be hard at first but the point that you are into doing an online home-based business means that you have what it takes and this part would be just like the same aspect - difficult but fulfilling.
So, go and start looking for the right keywords for the right type of market. This will help you to be big into this kind of venture, good luck!

Anette is a business coach and mentor out of Voula, Greece. She assists serious network marketers in building a profitable online business with multiple incomes streams.

Posted by ParsonsKorsgaard60 - Friday, August 23, 2019 -