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Apr 13 2009
Who s Linking to Your Site Tutorial Video
Who's Linking to Your Site - Tutorial VideoAs part of the research for link development, this video shows you how to figure out who is linking to you. It's also important to figure out who is linking to your competitors sites. How many links to d

Apr 10 2009
Blog Commenting Tutorial VIDEO
Blog Commenting Tutorial - VIDEO Recently, there's been an increase of comment spams everywhere. The intentions are quite clear that it is for SEO, but does it really work and worth your time? I will tell you what I think and why it will NOT work.

Apr 10 2009
How to Leave Good Blog Comments - Chris Pirillo
How to Leave Good Blog Comments - Chris PirilloChris is really well known in the blogosphere and has some good tips for blog commenting. Good blog commenting leads to a good discussion along side the blog post itself. http://live.pirillo.com -

Apr 10 2009
(Google SEO) optimization SECRETS REVEALED
(Google SEO) optimization SECRETS REVEALEDThese guys are selling a product however it may be worth it. http://www.KandAconsultancy.com (google seo) optimization for no1 google ranking TECHNIQUES REVEALED Get top "google rankings" by applying

Apr 10 2009
Using Twitter for Link Building
Using Twitter for Link BuildingThis is a great idea. Currently I have 2000 twitter followers @hqlinks and I'm going to start practicing this technique. http://www.thinkseer.com/blog/ Strategies on how to use Twitter to help you build quality links

Apr 10 2009
Link Building for SEO - VIDEO
Link Building for SEOThis is a video that has do to with building links and SEO.. This is really important for building your sites traffic. Wil Reynolds explains how to capture links and the value of content to earn deep links while at the Affili

Mar 06 2009
Social Media Marketing - Video Sharing
Social Media Marketing - Video SharingI like video sharing... and especially for this blog.. These guys make a funny comment about "Social" media marketing. Some of the best offline social times are at a pub when you're having a pint of beer with

Mar 06 2009
Presentation about Anti-Blogging what not to do with your blog
Presentation about Anti-Blogging what not to do with your blog I watched the first few minutes of this video... It's got a great example of what Walmart did wrong with their blog.. The concept was good , but it lacked sincerity. Reputation de

Feb 20 2009
Social Media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)Through this video we come to know how to optimize via the social media optimization (SMO). It is a set of methods for generating publicity through social media, online communities and community websit

Feb 20 2009
SEO Keyword Research Basics
SEO Keyword Research BasicsKeywords are the most important factor to identify a particular site by a search engines.Through this video we can learn the techniques to choose the right keywords for a site. Register and get more dofollo

Who S Linking To Your Site Tutorial Video

Blog Post Date: Apr 13 2009

Who's Linking to Your Site - Tutorial Video

As part of the research for link development, this video shows you how to figure out who is linking to you.

It's also important to figure out who is linking to your competitors sites. How many links to do they have.?

Example.. if you want to figure out how many links you've got to your site you would type in the following into google:

link:www.yoursite.com

This will tell you how many links you've got and where they're coming from.
I find that the higher PR sites will show up first on this list.

Google has different algorithms than yahoo, or msn.. so you need to spend some time getting to know them.

It's important to get as many back links to your site as possible.


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Blog Commenting Tutorial VIDEO

Blog Post Date: Apr 10 2009

Blog Commenting Tutorial - VIDEO

Recently, there's been an increase of comment spams everywhere. The intentions are quite clear that it is for SEO, but does it really work and worth your time? I will tell you what I think and why it will NOT work.

Is your blog a nofollow blog or dofollow blog? He's saying that if you use nofollow tags you'll reduce the amount of blog spam on your site ? Maybe , maybe not. There are companies that hire people to comment on all types of blogs just to get their links out there.

Example: if you put comments on 100 blogs, maybe 50 will get deleted.. However, you still have 50 blog comments still out there.

50 links back to your site, whether they're dofollow or nofollow is still better than 0 links back to your site

Recently, there's been an increase of comment spams everywhere. The intentions are quite clear that it is for SEO, but does it really work and worth your time? I will tell you what I think and why it will NOT work.

Check out this video

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How to Leave Good Blog Comments - Chris Pirillo

Chris is really well known in the blogosphere and has some good tips for blog commenting.

Good blog commenting leads to a good discussion along side the blog post itself.

http://live.pirillo.com - Blogging is just huge. It seems like everyone AND their mom has a blog these days. Commenting on blog posts is a great way to interact with the author. Here are some tips to help you be able to be a better commenter.

If you're interested on developing more blog comments, this may be a good video to watch

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(Google SEO) Optimization SECRETS REVEALED

Blog Post Date: Apr 10 2009

(Google SEO) optimization SECRETS REVEALED

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Using Twitter For Link Building

Blog Post Date: Apr 10 2009

Using Twitter for Link Building

This is a great idea. Currently I have 2000 twitter followers @hqlinks and I'm going to start practicing this technique.
http://www.thinkseer.com/blog/ Strategies on how to use Twitter to help you build quality links for your SEO campaign and to boost rankings.

Use a give to your twitter people to have them link to your site. This is a great idea.

I guess the concept is to think of all types of ways to think of having people link to your site.. if you make it a full time job to create ways to have people link to you, then you'll come up with some really good ideas.

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Link Building For SEO - VIDEO

Blog Post Date: Apr 10 2009

Link Building for SEO

This is a video that has do to with building links and SEO..

This is really important for building your sites traffic.
Wil Reynolds explains how to capture links and the value of content to earn deep links while at the Affiliate Summit.

Of course link development is something I'm always studying.

Even though this video is in 2007 the principles are still the same. You need to develop relationships with different blogs and sites and then either have them link to you, or exchange links in a non spammy manner.

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Social Media Marketing - Video Sharing

Blog Post Date: Mar 06 2009

Social Media Marketing - Video Sharing

I like video sharing... and especially for this blog..

These guys make a funny comment about "Social" media marketing.
Some of the best offline social times are at a pub when you're having a pint of beer with friends. Or at a neighbourhood dinner and dance where you're surrounded by family and friends.
These are the times that we remember.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could recreate these family and friends times online, and do it in a nice business building fashion.

One of the ways to do that is with video sharing - because videos are the closest thing online that you'll have to being their in person.

Quite frankly, there are many people who I would feel comfortable with sitting down and having a beer after watching their videos... these people have done a good job at social media marketing.

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Presentation about Anti-Blogging what not to do with your blog



I watched the first few minutes of this video... It's got a great example of what Walmart did wrong with their blog.. The concept was good , but it lacked sincerity.

Reputation development online is the same as offline... you need to develop trust, respect, and people have to like you genuinely!!

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Social Media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Through this video we come to know how to optimize via the social media optimization (SMO). It is a set of methods for generating publicity through social media, online communities and community websites.









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SEO Keyword Research Basics

Blog Post Date: Feb 20 2009

SEO Keyword Research Basics

Keywords are the most important factor to identify a particular site by a search engines.Through this video we can learn the techniques to choose the right keywords for a site.










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Google On Page SEO Tips & Strategies

Blog Post Date: Feb 20 2009

Google On Page SEO Tips & Strategies

Google on page SEO tips & strategies video deals with increasing the search engines ranking in the major web crawlers and about various online issues such as keywords, meta tags, alt tags etc..











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Search Engine Optimization SEO Tutorial

Blog Post Date: Feb 20 2009

Search Engine Optimization SEO Tutorial

This Video Tutorial teaches about the website promoting factors. Basic key factors are explained in laymen terms even a beginner can understand about the SEO and can advance to the next level.






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Top 20 SEO Tools

Blog Post Date: Feb 20 2009

Top 20 SEO Tools

The Video Tutorial is all about the top 20 SEO tools which will be very useful for an SEO to minimize the load of work.There are Plenty of tools available in the market but this video gives information about the effective tools for promoting the website








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HQLinks Is On Twitter!

Blog Post Date: Jan 15 2009

HQLinks is on twitter!

I just set up a twitter account for this site
in case anybody wants to follow me.

Follow Me! hqlinks

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Organic Search Engine Listings - Link Building

This video tutorial about link building is pretty thorough. This fellow is talking about info.vilesilencer.com which actually is a new site to me. It's got a nice list of high quality directories to submit your site to.



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Link Development Video Tutorial

Blog Post Date: Jan 13 2009

Link Development Video Tutorial

I found this link building video tutorial on Youtube.com
It seems pretty informative for the person just starting with link development.

I will post more of these videos from Youtube.. it seems that there is quite a bit of information from webmasters all over the world.



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How To Find DoFollow Blog Links Video

Blog Post Date: Jan 13 2009

How to find DoFollow Blog Links Video

I found this video Youtube that talks about how to find good quality dofollow links on the internet.



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Necessary Elements Of Website Development

Blog Post Date: Nov 14 2007
Necessary Elements Of Website Development by Omaro Ailoch

Most businesses can benefit from a good, online presence. Whether a website is used as an online portfolio and contact method or a more complex customer management and shopping cart doesn't matter. What matters is that your website matches the professionalism of your organization. Many websites that fail to make the impact expected fail because they are inaccessible or simply look unprofessional. The effectiveness of a website design comes down to a lot more than colors and code.

Quick To Load

Pages and page elements must be quick to load. A surfer's attention span can be measured in seconds, and very few of them. Bearing in mind that while high speed Broadband connections have become much more popular, there are still a large number of people using 56k dialup modems. Masses of graphics and multiple streaming videos that play automatically will make a page slow to load. Poor design and coding can also cause a page to load slowly, along with an overloaded server, and excessive traffic.

Accessibility

Web site accessibility is vital and there are a number of facets that should be considered. At its core, accessibility means that the site should not be prone to regular outages. These are usually caused by unstable host servers but can be caused by poor programming and maintenance. Your site should also be accessible to people regardless of disabilities, usually overcome by providing the option to increase text size or have an audio version of your site. Check your site loads properly in all browsers, on all systems, to ensure the greatest possible level of accessibility.

Easy Navigation

Site navigation needs to be simple and easily visible. If you intend to attract visitors from the search engines then navigation menus also need to be accessible for the search engine spiders. Text links are usually best, but if you use Flash menus or images, then include a sitemap and link to it directly from your homepage. This will help people that are looking for specific information, and the search engines appreciate the effort too.

Clean and Crisp

While partially a design element, keeping your site clean and clutter free also assists visitors and helps improve your site's performance. Too much clutter distracts users' attentions away from the main point of the page. If there eye is caught by a flashing banner at the side of the page then most visitors will give up trying to read the main content and look for another site.

Functional and Intuitive

Depending on the purpose of your website, it needs to fulfill the desired functions. If your website is an informative website with contact details and some basic details then the functions are relatively limited. However, if you are selling products, then use recognized and user-friendly shopping cart software. Try to limit the number of clicks a user has to make to get from the beginning to the end of the purchase process. The more clicks your visitors have to make, the less likely they are to make them.

Good Content

Everything from graphics to photos and menus to videos are considered content. Even advertisements for other websites that are used to monetize your pages can be considered web content. Ensure that all content is relevant and is beneficial to your visitors. If there is no real value in including a two minute video clip, then remove it. This will help make the page quicker to load, more accessible, and cleaner. It will also ensure that your visitors are not distracted from the content on the rest of the page.

The Important Website Design Factors

It can be tempting to try and include as much information and as many features and design elements on a page as possible. This is a temptation that is best avoided in the vast majority of cases. Surfers want access to relevant information, and they want to access that information as quickly and painlessly as possible. This means quick loading pages, an accessible site and good navigation options. You should also ensure that the pages are not too cluttered, but are still functional and provide high quality content.

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Omaro Ailoch is a senior software engineer, an entrepreneur and the founder of OC IT Services a highly skilled California based web development, design, and search engine optimization firm.
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Increasing Link Popularity

Blog Post Date: Nov 12 2007
Increasing Link Popularity
by Cre8iv SEO

Search engines are the gateway to the Internet; they are the first tool that potential customers use to find the products and services they need. This is why link popularity is so imperative. If the customers do not find your website, you have no possibilities of making any sales.

You're probably wondering what the blazes is popular about a link! Well, in a word - plenty! Link popularity refers to the ranking assigned to your website by the search engines, and it determines the ranking your page gets when keywords are entered into a search engine. So, you're probably wondering, how do I make my link popular?

Search engines are discretionary, giving status and ranking to sites that have links to their pages from related, quality sites. It's a simple formula, but a very important one. Google created the system, and now virtually all the most popular search engines employ it to rank your web pages in their indexes.

The more commonly used your keyword is, the harder it will be to achieve link popularity, but without achieving this step, it is almost certain your site will never rank highly on any search engine. But don't be discouraged; there are tried and true ways of achieving link popularity using the most competitive keywords.

There are a few things you should be aware of. The first is that just linking up with a large number of other websites will not achieve link popularity. In fact, it may have quite the opposite effect. This is particularly true when pertaining to websites that are nothing more than "link farms" - pages containing line after line of indiscriminate links. Search engines may aggressively discriminate against your website if you are associated with a link farm, so steer clear of them!

The next thing to bear in mind is the quality of the site you are linking to. Never link to a page you have reservations about your visitors seeing. The last thing you want your website to appear as is indiscriminate and cheap. Linking to sites of poor quality will only lessen your link popularity, if not completely destroy it.

So let's get to what you need to do to achieve supreme link popularity and improve your rankings to stellar status on all the popular search engines.

The first step, and the fastest way to get your foot in the door, is to get a listing in a popular directory, such as Open Directory Project and Yahoo. If your site is business-related, you will want to be listed on Yahoo, and despite the fact that it will cost you around $300 a year, it will be money well spent. If your site is non-commercial, the listing will be free, but it will take time and follow-up to actually get it listed. Open Directory is gives you a free listing whether you are business-related or non-commercial, but be prepared to make a lot of follow-up inquiries before you see your site listed.

You are aiming to get listed in the highest level of appropriate category, and this just takes some common sense. For example, if your company ships Alpaca wool from an Alpaca farm located in the middle of Nowhere, Tiny State, do NOT submit your listing to "Retailers from Nowhere, Tiny State." BIG MISTAKE! All you have to do is look a little deeper - and submit your listing to the "Fine Alpaca Wool" category. You will not only associate yourself with culture and quality, but you will be listed in a national category.

The next step after you have attained directory listings is to locate other quality sites that will increase your link popularity. Try to find sites that are in some way related to yours, so not only will your link popularity increase, but your customer base may also be expanded. You want to avoid your competitors and look for sites that are useful to your site's visitors. Let's look at the Alpaca Wool site example. Linking up to a site that sells knitting supplies would be helpful to your visitors, and the chances of the knitting supply site wanting to link up to your site are also greater. By linking to a related site that will be relevant to your website's traffic, you are increasing both of your site's business prospects - and both of your sites' link popularity.

Not all sites want to link to other sites, so you will have to do some research when you are looking for possible linking partners. Google is an excellent starting place for your search. Make sure you enter keywords that you think quality customers will also enter to find your own site. Remember, your criteria are quality, highly ranked, non-competing websites that have a links or resources page. Go to these sites and objectively assess them. Look at the quality of the product, the graphics, and the ease of use. Then check out the other sites they are linked to, and determine if your own site would fit in with the crowd.

When you decide you have found a good prospect, you must set out to woo them. The first thing to do is to add a link on your own links page to their site. This is an essential first step; it shows good faith, and ups your chances significantly of their reciprocity. After you have added their link, you must contact the webmaster of their site. Since this is almost always done by email, you want to make sure it is immediately clear that your message is not junk mail. This requires that you tell them right off the bat that you have added a link to their page on your site. A hook like this almost always insures the reader will read on.

Next, be sure to be flattering and let them know how much you appreciate their website. Make sure you emphasize that you have actually visited their site, and that their site is not just a random pick. Give them the address of your links page, and ask them to check out the link for themselves. It's a good idea to mention that they will not only benefit from the increased traffic your website will direct their way, but you will also increase their link popularity. Briefly, explain why link popularity is so essential, but do this in a sentence or two so you don't sound like a professor! Finally, tell them you would greatly appreciate if they would reciprocally add a link on their own links page to your website.

Go through this process with as many appropriate sites as you can find, bearing in mind the criteria of quality and non-competitiveness. After you have emailed all relevant sites, be sure to check these website frequently to see if they have added a link to your page. Give it about a month, and if no link appears, try another charming email. Then give it another month, and if your site is still absent from their links page, it's time to remove their link from your own links page. The only time you want to pursue a link further than this is if you believe a site is crucial to your link popularity and your business needs. Just remember to keep all your communications complimentary and cordial.

Then set up a schedule to check your ranking in search engines frequently to see if your link popularity has improved. This is not achievable in the blink of an eye. It will take some time and a good deal of work. There is no way around the labor-intensive quality of improving your link popularity, which is why search engines regard it with such importance.

By the way - make sure you have a beautiful, streamlined site or you will never persuade anyone to link up to you. Be prepared to keep plugging away at this process, as long as it takes, until you achieve link popularity stardom!

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Selling Other People's Products Via E-commerce Mirror Sites And Affiliate Links
by D. Hurley

Today, more and more people are choosing to work from home selling other people's products via an E-Commerce site. If you are also thinking about going down that path, I have some good news for you! The great thing about an E-Commerce site is that you don't need to fill up your spare room with stock inventory, and you don't have to ship any of the products either as all that side of the operation is handled for you. Depending on the products that you sell or promote, you can have quite a lucrative business without having to do anything more than to promote your site. That makes running an online business so easy that many people who have never before been involved in managing a business quickly learn how to operate one of these sites.

In most cases, you make a contract with a company that set up the E-Commerce site. (Before you sign the contract, make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company.) The E-Commerce company then provides you with a "mirror" site, which is a replica of their original site but with your own website address and affiliate codes. The affiliate codes are built into the site so that when you make a sale your account will be credited with the sale and you will earn commission.

While you will not be handling the shipping or maintaining the inventory, your job is to promote your site. This is the perfect business for someone who has a busy lifestyle or who hates to be tied down to a desk all day. Furthermore, you are not obliged to sit at your computer waiting for someone to buy something because the sales side of things will be automated for you, including the installation of credit card links. Again, the only thing you will have to do is promote your site. Promoting your site is an absolute necessity if you are to generate a steady flow of traffic and sales.

Of course, running a mirror site is not the only E-Commerce option available to you. You may prefer to set up your own personal or business website and post links and banners to companies with whom you have agreed to be an affiliate such as http://Amazon.com and thousands of others besides. When you post an affiliate banner on your site, the concerned company will pay you for click-throughs that generate a sale. Although affiliate commissions vary widely, they are often not as profitable as the type of E-Commerce site I described above. Indeed, unless you generate a great deal of traffic your profits will be slim as some of the companies only pay perhaps ten cents a sale, or offer just four or five percent of the total sales price in commissions. On the other hand, other companies such as ClickBank pay much higher commission rates so it is definitely worth checking out the commission structure and payment methods of companies that you are thinking about affiliating with. Of course, if you have the time and motivation to promote your site, you may generate enough traffic to earn a worthwhile income from affiliate commission checks.

So it all comes down to promotion in the end. Promotion is the key issue with both an E-Commerce mirror site and a website with affiliate links. How much money you make is directly related to how much time you spend promoting your site and how visible your site is on the Internet. A well promoted site will be highly visible and generate enough visitors to earn you a reasonable income. However, the amount you make depends on the scope of your site, the way you have laid it out, the information you provide on it and the nature of your target audience. A well focussed site that is easy to navigate and has a lot of regularly updated original content will do much better than a site that lacks those attributes. But getting a site to that condition takes effort. You have to sow the seed before you can reap the harvest.
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What's Wrong With Reciprocal Linking?

Blog Post Date: Jun 05 2007
What's Wrong with Reciprocal Linking? by Elliot Jarves

Plain and simple; a lot!

Reciprocal linking has been so abused by webmasters and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts (term used loosely when it comes to reciprocal linking) that the larger search engines have begun the process of disregarding reciprocal links as irrelevant.

Does that mean you will be penalized for having some? No, you won't be penalized (unless they lead to 'bad neighborhoods') but you will also not gain anything from having them either.

What has brought this downfall of reciprocal linking? Automation and spam sites but mostly automation. Automation allowed for membership sites to be created where trading can happen at the click of a button and your site is updated automatically with the new link page including the new link. Automation also allowed for finding link partners to send generic emails to in the hopes that they would take the bait and link back to you in return for your link to them.

Now, I like automation when done in a responsible and sensible way. But much of the reciprocal linking automation was about getting as many links as possible as fast as possible. Obviously, unless you are YouTube or MySpace, this is very unnatural and has been easy for the search engines to include in their algorithms.

Many webmasters threw all senses out the window in their quest for reciprocal links. They would go after anyone and everyone rather than finding related and quality partners to share links. Some even would say that they did it for the traffic, except that most of the sites that they traded links with didn't have any traffic and they were trading links to get higher search engine placement to get more traffic.

Another fatal flaw of reciprocal linking is the unscrupulous webmaster who buries your link on a page that will never be visited by a human visitor and probably not a search engine bot either. Most webmasters were not taking the time to actually see if the page their link was placed on could be found by the visitors to the parent site and therefore didn't get any search engine benefit or any natural traffic benefit. However, because you were a honest webmaster the link from your site did pass page rank and visitors to the other site and therefore the unscrupulous benefited greatly from laziness.

Now, most recently, there have been the 3-way reciprocal linking requests. This is still a reciprocal request and is still very easy for a search engine to identify. In fact, you would need to have hundreds if not thousands of web sites that you were rotating your 3rd site links through for 3-way linking to be difficult to detect. When webmasters explain it they make it sound like it is better than regular reciprocal linking but the reality is that it is more spammy than reciprocal linking because you are intentionally doing it to achieve better search engine placements.

So, my recommendation is to stay away from all reciprocal linking (at least in the traditional sense).

Well, what's left you may ask? The answer really goes back to more traditional marketing methods for creating traffic to a campaign. In the web world, our campaign is usually to gain more traffic and if we get higher search engine placement to get that traffic then it is a bonus.

All of the following, create long lasting 1-way backlinks that may come from highly respected authority sites and therefore carry more value in the search engine algorithms.

To start with, there is the tried and true method of submitting your site to 'hand-edited' web directories. Although not all of them are hand-edited a vast majority are. Which also means that the free web directories have a back log that may be a couple of days to a couple of months. Even still, it is worth submitting to as many directories as you can. Don't expect much traffic from this method but that's ok because we are really looking for the 1-way backlink.

Next, would be article submissions/marketing. Write individual articles or create a series of articles and submit them to the major article repositories. Article marketing doesn't usually have an immediate effect on traffic but will build links over time as a well written article will be republished on many sites, blogs, and newsletters.

I usually recommend directory submissions and article marketing take place first because they take the longest to actually gain momentum. But once they do it can be an incredible experience.

Next come the more time consuming but more immediate techniques. They are signature usage, site development, social bookmarking and context linking.

Signature usage is really simple. It is the task of commenting on blogs or forums that are related to your sites general topic. The benefit is a self-placed backlink to your own site. These links can usually even be to pages on the interior of your web site not just the home page. One of the best techniques to generate traffic from your signature is to offer link followers a discount or unique benefit just for following that link.

Site development is simply the process of making your site attractive and friendly to visitors. Sometimes this is called Visitor Experience Optimization (VEO). VEO becomes more and more important as your site gains more and more visitors. Your goal is to have a site that keeps a visitor there as long as possible. It will also increase the likely hood that anonymous webmasters will place links on their site to your site without a request from you - a 1-way link.

Social bookmarking is one of those things that webmasters may do that will make them feel funny and seem like they aren't doing the right thing. It's really OK as long as it is done without complete automation and without the intent to spam the bookmarking sites. What you are really trying to do is submit a vote for your own sites' pages (don't submit every single page of your site) into the bookmarking sites. Hopefully someone else will see your submission and agree with your vote and so on and so on. This technique will not work with every web site but it is worth at least submitting your pages to a group of bookmarking sites with some hope...

Finally, for those reciprocal request that you will undoubtedly continue to receive, contextual linking is what you want. Even if it is a reciprocal link between sites, if it is embedded within the normal context of the other webmasters web site it will be more trusted than a standard reciprocal link. Basically it will appear more natural to the user and to the search engine bots. Obviously for it to make sense, any reciprocal linking should only be done between sites that are related in some way and please don't make every incoming link appear the same. Change the text of the link and the context of the paragraph or page the link comes from so that it once again appears natural.

Of course, even if you do all of these things perfectly, there is no guarantee that you will be on the first page of any search engine result pages. But you will at least have a chance and will outrank a vast majority of the competition sites in the coming years.

Click Here: to see why directory submission IS the best way to go.
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Are You Missing Key Elements In Your Search Engine Optimization? by Earl Taylor

Web site search engine optimization refers to the spectrum of methods and tools used to push your website closer to the top of the search engine results page.

The biggest search engines, such as Yahoo and Google, utilize several different factors to create unique logarithms for searching the web.

The first step in web site search engine optimization is to develop a basic understanding of how search engines are currently working.

This is an ongoing process, as most search engines upgrade their methods and formulas on a regular basis.

One of the biggest components in integrating web site search engine optimization into your site is the placement of strategic keywords.

By building keywords and keyword phrases into the text of your web site, you increase the likelihood that search engines will find you.

The more keywords you have, and the more often you use them, the more likely you are to be at the top of the list.

It is a good idea to spend some time looking over your competitors sites. Play with the search engines and see what keyword phrases pull up their site and then work to utilize that phrase in your own.

Web site search engine optimization requires a fair amount of research. This keyword research will ensure that you end up with the same exposure as your competition.

You may also find it productive to make sure you have more pages on your site than your competition. The more pages you have, the more you can work in your keywords, and the search engines love big sites.
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The First Rule Of Successful Web Marketing

Blog Post Date: Jun 04 2007
Only pick a fight you can win - the first rule of successful Web marketing by David Rosam

We're at least a decade into the Internet as a commercial medium. The top sites have been there for a long time, so if you're launching a site now, you have a lot of catching up to do.

Aren't a great site and brilliant products enough?

In a word, no. Consider the nature of the battlefield. Google is king of the Web - more than 70% of searches worldwide are on Google. And, in the B2B sphere, probably more.

Google actually prefers older, established sites - it even largely ignores new sites by 'sandboxing' them for 9 to 12 months. The big hitters have been there for 10 years or more, and they have thousands of mature links, many of them inevitably of good quality. They're the kind of sites that will be entrenched in the top positions on popular searches.

Now do you want to take them on? Do you have the budget, stamina and time? Or will you find a better way?

Only pick a fight you can win

To pick a fight you can win, you're going to have to operate smart. You're unlikely to want to take on Tesco (Wal-Mart, if you're reading in the US) by setting up a small general store next door, so why would you want to take on the Tescos of the online world in a similar kind of contest?

One of the areas we find people trying to pick the wrong fights is in financial services. From time to time we get an enquiry from someone who wants to rank on the first page of Google for 'home insurance', 'car insurance', 'pensions' and 'mortgages'.

There's next to no chance (within reasonable budget and patience boundaries) of getting them there because every bank and financial institution has been pouring loads of investment into marketing their sites online.

Many have been on the Web for years, and just as many of them have thousands and thousands of links. And, for regulated financial products, the poor financial services business will have government sites to contend with as well - Google loves government sites because they're the ultimate reference for so many matters.

Where's your niche?

You need to look at what makes you different. Particular product niches or geographical focus, perhaps? That's good basic marketing, not Internet marketing or SEO. Look at your products and services.

Let's go back to the mortgage example. Do you specialize in self-employed mortgages? Or do you have particular geographical focuses? 'mortgages in West Sussex' would be a much more realistic target than simply 'mortgages'.

Your Web site needs to reflect what your business, products and services are really about, not what you'd like to be about, or what you'd like to target. Be realistic. The tough targets can come next year, once you've started making some profit from your site.

Pinpointing your opponents' undefended side

So how can you find a niche where your competitor is weak? Think about the kinds of things you can do that your competitors don't or can't? If your business is already running, then the chances are, you already have figured out your niche offline. That's your starting point for marketing online.

Or look towards your business plan. A SWOT (strengths weaknesses opportunities threats) analysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis) can be applied in the online environment just as well as off-line.

But commission some appropriate key phrase analysis, researching both traffic levels and link competition, and your opportunities should be laid out in front of you. By this, I mean higher traffic key phrases that are relevant to your business, and that you should be able secure a first-page listing for on Google because the tougher competitors have ignored those pieces of prime turf.

These niches are normally there if you look hard enough and in the right places.

Winning your fight

Once you've identified your niche, you can attack on two fronts - Organic SEO and PPC. For successful Organic SEO, you need to do three things:

1. Write the copy with an awareness of your customers' needs and the strengths of your products and services - to be as competitive as possible, your copy should be optimized on your researched key phrases
2. Build links - one-way, non-paid-for links, so don't go in for link exchanges, and beware of anyone who promises you thousands of links very quickly
3. Ensure your site is built to enable search engine spiders to read your copy - it's best to use CSS

For PPC you need to:

1. Run ads on one system only - unless you have a large amount of time to manage the campaigns (or the budget to employ an expert to do it for you), choose Google Adwords or Yahoo Search Marketing or Microsoft adCentre. In the unlikely event you are profitably buying all the clicks you can and still have some budget, you should try the same profitable key phrases on another system as well
2. Start with the key phrases you have researched, then use the system's tools to research even more - and keep on researching as your campaign runs. With PPC, you'll almost certainly find yourself targeting more key phrases than with Organic SEO
3. Set a budget - and make sure you have set that maximum budget in the system to ensure you don't overspend
4. Set up Ad Groups and write copy - bear in mind you should try testing headline, content and landing page variations
5. Monitor, manage and test, test, test - keep a close eye on what's working and what's not; monitor bidding levels and CPCs (costs per click)
6. Work out your break-even point and be ruthless - if you can't make a key phrase profitable after a reasonable time, drop it. It's no use inflicting a hit on yourself through making a loss on PPC

Have patience and you'll win

Sandboxed or not, it'll take some months before you really start reaping the benefits of your Organic SEO. And although you can get immediate traffic from PPC, it's unlikely that you'll hit the jackpot right away. Have realistic expectations and make a sustained attack on your competitors' weakest points and you'll have won the online fight.
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Exchange blog reviews and links! - Financial blogs
Why pay money for professional reviews when I can do it in exchange for a review to my site.??!!

I am looking for financial blogger who want to exchange blog reviews with my site.
The review would be 200 words minimum and contain links to the others site.

Here's how it works..
I review your site with a 200 word review.. This goes on my blog.
You review my site with a 200 word review.. this goes on your blog.

I will give up to 3 links back to your site(s) in my review.
I will only deal with blogs that have PR3+.

Interested??... leave me a message.

Monty Loree
http://www.canadian-money-advisor.ca - Personal Finance
http://www.express-marketing.com - Credit Cards
http://www.quality-ins.com - Life Insurance

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Canadian Tour Of Personal Finance Blogs

Blog Post Date: Apr 02 2007

First Ever!! - CANADIAN TOUR OF PERSONAL FINANCE BLOGS



We're pleased to work with Canadian-Money-Advisor.ca on this new Canadian Personal Finance project.

We know that this is going to create some good friend, content, and best of all high quality links!

If you're Canadian and write a blog about personal finance, we're very interested for you to join in the fun!

Canadian Tour of Personal Finance blogs

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Inbound Links Outbound Links No Links

Blog Post Date: Jan 09 2007
INBOUND LINKING, OUTBOUND LINKS, NO LINKS
I often hear talk in the SEO industry about the benefits of inbound and outbound linking from your website and blogs.

I thought I would put together a quick illustration below to help discuss this topic.

inbound links vs outbound links vs no links

A SITE WITH 0 LINKS
Sites with 0 links are usually those which are brand new, or where the owners don't know about the importance of linking.

This may also be the case where the owner of the website wanted this site to be solely a "brochure site" that is only promoted off line, via business cards, news paper ads, magazine ads etc. They don't rely on search engine traffic or traffic from other websites and directories as their source of sales and income.

We'll assume for this discussion that you need your site to be visible on the search engines and with other sites.

THE INTERNET IS A BIG WEB OF LINKS
When you really sit back and think about it, the whole internet is based on links back and forth from one site to another. Even google and Yahoo are just big buckets of links. It's pretty basic: You click on links to take you from one site to another.

Linking is so basic and fundamental on the internet that sometimes it's just good to have a basic fundamental look at why we need links.

The links on a site talk about the relationships that a site has with others. You can tell how well a site is "socialized" by the amount of inbound links and outbound links it has.

Simply stated, a site with no inbound links or outbound links will have no organic traffic, ever. Even if you have the most valuable information on the internet published on your site, if you have no inbound links of anytype, you'll never receive any traffic.

SITE WITH INBOUND LINKS ONLY
There are some who believe that only having inbound links will help you do the best with the search engines. Google has indicated that it's search engine algorithm is heavily based on inbound links to your site.

A site with inbound links only is like a spoiled child sitting in the middle of the livingroom at a family gathering screaming at the top of his lungs, "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!!" That child will get immediate attention from everyone in the room, but will soon be overlooked because of their selfishness.

It's also the same when you're having a discussion with another person over coffee. If you're constantly interrupting your coffee partner to talk about yourself (ie... the links are pointed back at you all the time), the other person is soon going to tire of listening to you about you.

The website with only inbound links is not offering its visitors the all important valuable resources and networking that comes with outbound links.

inbound and outbound link illustration

SITE WITH OUTBOUND LINKS ONLY
Outbound links are a great source of value for your readers, especially when you're writing a good quality article or post and referencing other good quality websites.

Just as people love it when you talk about them, visitors to your site love to see good quality links to other.

People love to visit people who are interesting and have similar interests. A good and fulfilling conversation is usually about common interests and people that you both know.

CONVERSATIONS ARE ALL ABOUT VERBAL LINKS
A typical conversation amongst family and friends is about how other family members are doing and the activities you did with your friends. You'll also talk about restaurants you visited, places you travelled, movies and TV shows you watched and alot more.

The whole idea behind a conversation is to talk about painful or pleasurable times and with whom or where they occurred. Translated, these are verbal links that you share with your family and friends.

The same thing should occur on your site. You should have a healthy amount of out bound links to other sites you're referencing to enhance the article or post you're writing.

It's bad to have only outbound links. A site needs to have a balance of both inbound links and outbound links.

If you don't have inbound links there is absolutely no way for other sites to find you. Your site won't have any traffic at all, and visitors would probably love to see your site will never have a way to find it.

HIGH-QUALITY-LINKS.COM = RELATIONSHIPS AND LONG TERM LINKING PARTNERS.
We built this site with these long term relationships between bloggers and webmasters in mind. We understand the importance of linking relationships and want to help our members generate healthy linking relationships.

If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to Register to find other active bloggers and webmasters who are want to share blog comments and article links with you.



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Claiming Blog On Technorati

Blog Post Date: Jan 06 2007
I am claiming my blog on technorati with this post.

Technorati Profile

Technoti is a good source of traffic for bloggers. It helps your blog to be show in a whole new world outside of google, yahoo, msn etc.

Cool..
I hope it doesn't take the technorati much time to send their spiders by and accept the claim to this blog.

lol

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Great Bloggers Instapundit Janegalt Althouse

Blog Post Date: Jan 05 2007
What do these blogs have in common?

Google Back Links

Pages Index In Google:
The above figures are as at: January 5, 2007

Links out from these sites: TONS AND TONS AND TONS!!!

I've followed these blogs for the last few years and marvelled at how well they do. They've all developed some great notoriety in the blogosphere.

I don't imagine that any are going to come by this site and sign up for links and blog commenting reciprocation!! :)

The thing that makes these blogs great is that the writers are robotic about writing articles. They link out pretty much on every entry to some site or blog.

These bloggers also write about all types of topics. And they try to make tthem controversial so that their commenters get into good discussions.

Check out the amount of comments on janegalt.net and althouse.blogspot.com

janegalt.net is great at writing articles that people comment on. Megan and her partners are able to write a 1 line post - Who is watching this Saddam video? January 3, 2007 - which gets 53 comments.

Ann Althouse is also robotic about writing entries in her blog. She writes at least 5 posts per day. She mostly writes about politics , but she has been know to write about doodles that she's created while talking on the phone. These doodle posts got her at least 20 comments.

I could go on and on.

The thing that these blogs have in common is that :
  1. They write consistently every day or every few days.
  2. They write about all types of topics.
  3. They link out consistently in all of their posts.
  4. They're blogrolled (links in) on high level blogs
  5. They have people like me writing about them and linking back to them


I thought I should show case these blogs as they do a great job and are worth studying if you are serious about blogging, linking, commenting etc.

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What Are Internet Memes - Link Memes Made Of?

Blog Post Date: Jan 02 2007
WHAT ARE MEME LINKS

Memes as discrete units

Though Dawkins defined the meme as "a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation", memeticists vary in their definitions of meme. The lack of a consistent, rigorous and precise understanding of what typically makes up one unit of cultural transmission remains a problem in debates about memetics.

See Internet_meme - Wikipedia.com

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What Are High Quality Links Make Of

Blog Post Date: Jan 02 2007
WHAT ARE HIGH QUALITY LINKS MADE OF?
Sugar and spice and everything nice? as is mentioned in that old nursery rhyme.

<a href= "http://www.website.com" title= "Keyword Phrase relevant to link" target= "_blank">

My goal for 2007 is to learn and internalize, and then write about my findings of what makes up high quality links.

The study of a small little html command, and the study of relationship development.

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WE'VE JUST LAUNCHED JAN 1, 2007
We're pleased to launch the first site that offers people a Reciprocal Blog Commenting and an Article Linking directory.

This site is a new and unique type of directory for active bloggers who are interested in exchanging comments and links with other bloggers.

HOW THIS SITE CAME TO BE - TWO REASONS
1) I was trying to figure out a non-spammy, but high quality ways to link out to sites and receive links from sites that would set off the engine alarm bells for reciprocal linking.

In doing my research I found that sites love to link to other sites that have valuable and interesting information. This is natural, organic linking, which weighs the most with the search engines as far as link value.

It would be nice to find other sites that you could exchange links with, in article format, blog format, or any other content format.

2) I write some blogs myself. I love the idea of talking about the things that I'm passionate about. I also love the idea of sharing thoughts and ideas, in comments, with other like minded bloggers.

The problem I've had is that some of the topics I blog about are sometimes obscure. It's hard to find like minded bloggers who want to share comments sometimes.

I've gone to different blogs in the same industry and invited them to reciprocate blog comments. That is perceived as spammy, by those who don't like to reciprocate blog comments.

Social Network is all the rage - does it work though?
Social networking is wildly popular right at the moment. I've gone to digg.com, del.icio.us.com and spent some time trying to develop relationships with other blog/site owners.

Many times there are the main blog writers who usually get tons of comments and links to their sites. These guys are very knowledgable in their topics and add alot of value to their communities.

It's still hard to go on to social networking sites and ask people if they want to reciprocate comments and article links. It's hit or miss. Some people do want to exchange comments and some don't. It's the same problem on each type of media.

PEOPLE HERE DON'T MIND EXCHANGING COMMENTS WITH STRANGERS
This site is all about people who want to exchange comments with other sites but are having trouble finding active comment partners who don't mind you reciprocating blog comments with them.

You may not become the best of buddies with your new comment partners, however, you'll never feel bad about just visiting their sites, placing a comment on their blog, and expecting to do the same with yours.

This site is especially valuable with exchanging comments with more obscure topic blogs. Recently I had to do some research for my life insurance blog, and had to visit funeral blogs. Funeral blogs are loved by a small percentage of the blogging population, and I wanted to exchange some thoughts and ideas with them.

It was difficult to find a blogger in the funeral industry who I knew would take the time to do some back and forth visiting with me while I was writing my article. I felt bad just going on their blogs and starting a dialogue which included asking questions about their industry.

Also I noticed that many of the funeral / life insurance blogs have 0 comments on them. Not a big exchange of ideas being traded in those industries.

RECIPROCAL BLOG COMMENT / ARTICLE LINK EXCHANGING BORN!
Motivated by my activities as stated above, I thought that there must be many other bloggers, article writers, and website owners who are having the same issue.

I did some research and found that there weren't any other sites like this which offered this type of service. The rest is history!!

I hope that you will enjoy this website, make some new blog commenting friends from it, generate tons of links back to your sites and blogs, naturally of course!!

Please do leave a comment as to if you like the service, hate the service, don't understand the service or any other concerns.

And also please do feel free to link back to this site at any time!! I hope to do the same for you and your site in the near future!.

Best wishes.


Monty Loree - Webmaster
www.high-quality-links.com

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