24 July 2013, by A. Cedilla
So you have your website ready. All your systems are in place, your content, landing pages and squeeze pages, payment gateways, delivery systems and newsletters lined up….You’re primed. You’re ready to go.
And then what?
With billions of webpages on the internet, you have to do something to get noticed. The first and most popular method is search engine optimization. You have an internet presence, you want people to find you fast, SEO is the equivalent of niche-specific, targeted blinking neon lights telling your market “WE’RE READY TO SERVE YOU RIGHT HERE!”
Well, throw in content marketing, article writing, blogging, social media — those are also tried and tested methods for getting page-views, frequent visitors, subscribers and followers. You get noticed. You get exposure. You create your brand and a foundation for something that can deliver long-term results.
And of course, there’s also directory submission.
It’s not just “If you build it, they will come.” Pffft. You want to get to the forefront of the search results, you have to get all the possible factors you can control into your favor, and directory submission is directly in your control. Continue reading How To Submit Your Website To Online Directories
17 July 2013, by A. Cedilla
Search engines have become so ubiquitous that Google isn’t just a noun, it’s a verb too, one that means ‘to search’. You can look it up.
You look things up, you use a search engine, whether it’s a localized desktop search program just for your computer, or one of your favorites, bookmarked on your smartphone. I mean, when you need to look something up, what do you do? For the always-connected, asking a friend could come a bit after using a search engine.
For people with an online business presence, search engines matter in more than just the obvious way. Search engines are the fastest way people can find your website. Play your cards right, you can use them to bring a significant volume of traffic to your business.
And your most important card is the design of your website, which can influence how search engines index it.
Rankings definitely affect the number of visitors to any website. How many times have you looked beyond the first two or three (if that) pages of search results? To be seen, to make it to that moment of first interest and get the searcher to click the link to your website, you have to make it to the top ten or twenty results to get eyeballed. Continue reading Search Engines and Your Business
08 September 2008, by A. Cedilla
There is a critical viewpoint that many internet marketers are missing about SEO techniques and getting websites ranked high in the search engines. And it all goes back to the elementary principle of the “whole” being the sum total of all of its parts. This simple, yet often forgotten principle is alive and well in Internet Marketing and search engine dominance.
These techniques are so subtle, so easy and look so small in the bigger picture that many feel they’re not worth doing simply because they seem so insignificant.
Many think,”If it’s that easy, it’s not really worth doing…” And yet, each of these really simple techniques, when added together creates a commanding website structure that will result in search engine dominance.
Continue reading Using All Of The Search Engine Pie
03 August 2008, by A. Cedilla
People familiar with the way the internet works use viral marketing methods because they’re effective. Now, there are many ways to use viral marketing, but it’s better to focus on one strategy at a time and work at it until you get the results you want, using or discarding what fits your purpose. If you are already into article marketing, a great way to do this is to turn your articles into a viral marketing report or e-book.
As you’ve written the articles already, it would need very little work on your part to come up with a comprehensive document that will bring in traffic — and pave the way for future sales — for years to come. And all this without additional work on your part.
Arranging the articles into a single report would be relatively easy, after all, the initial writing is over. This process will ask you to re-work the articles following a sensible, logical outline and making it easy to read. There would also be some work needed in adding viral elements.
Continue reading Viral Marketing With E-Books
27 June 2008, by A. Cedilla
An important way of boosting the traffic to your site or blog is to get your site onto the first few pages of search engine results.
Here’s how you can do this through forums:
Step 1: Find relevant forums
Step 2: Pick the best forums and join them
Step 3: Set up your signature with your backlink
Step 4: Participate!
Face it, the average user rarely goes beyond the first three pages, if at that, of the search results. So, aside from having good content on your site, one of the best ways to pump up your search ranking is to get high quality backlinks out on the Net. Continue reading Get More Traffic Through Forum Backlinking
28 December 2007
A manual traffic exchange is a membership web site that allows you to view web pages selected by other members and allows other members to view web pages you select. In other words, a traffic exchange allows members to exchange traffic between their sites.
You can sign up as a free traffic exchange member or as a paid member with a monthly subscription. Once you sign up, you will have the opportunity to provide the URLs for several web pages of your choosing. You may also be able to include banner ads and text ads.
Continue reading How to Use Traffic Exchanges Effectively
08 December 2007
Building backlinks to your website is highly recommended in the Internet marketing community these days. This practice is especially helpful for the purpose of drawing organic (read “free”) traffic to your website. And, if you don’t have traffic to your site, you don’t have much if earning money is your goal.
By building backlinks to your website, you benefit in a number of ways. First, your placement in the search engines can improve, since the number of backlinks pointing to a website appears to have considerable impact on search engine ranking (love). Second, you may also attract traffic, as visitors on the other sites see your link and click over to see what you’re offering.
The rest of this article will focus on several backlink building methods that are great for beginners and experienced marketers alike.
Continue reading Building Backlinks for Search Engine Love
23 November 2007
It is so easy to make money with a blog. Whether the purpose of your blog is to get traffic to your sales page or to sell affiliate products or to get Adsense clicks, getting your blog onto the first page of Google can be done quickly and easily.
Using the following quick tips you could get listed on the first page of Google for some keywords within a month or two, depending on how competitive your niche is. A video game site that followed these tips got on the first page of Google, in the fifth spot, for a popular search term when the site was less than one month old.
Continue reading Five Quick Tips for Getting Your Blog on the First Page of Google
15 November 2007
If you have a business that you’ve built a website for, or indeed a fully online business, then you shouldn’t dismiss free listings in the major search engines as a source of traffic.
The Internet landscape is a constantly changing phenomenon and it can be very difficult to keep up-to-date with all of these changes. This is never truer than where the major search engines are concerned. Getting listed in Google, for example, was much easier two or three years ago than it is now.
What with constantly changing search engine algorithms and the extra competition from more and more new websites you can be forgiven for thinking that the work required to get a decent listing would be better spent elsewhere.
Continue reading Submitting Your Website To The Search Engines The Correct Way