November 19, 2006

The Ultimate Guide to Attract Links Part 2

You want that traffic to your site, but how will you get it? Well, take a look at our Part 2 in the "The Ultimate Guide to Attract Links".

6. The 8 Free Things Every Site Should Do

7. Advanced Link Building Tactics

8. Linkbaiting, How hard is it?

9.How To Build Traffic To Your Blog

10. The 10 greatest publicity stunts

November 11, 2006

Lots of Traffic Doesn’t Always Mean Lots of Money

Just because you have a lot of visitors on your web site doesn't necessarily mean that your web site is going to make you a lot of money. And you don't have to have a lot of visitors in order to make a lot of money from your web site—you've got to have the right visitors looking for what your web site has to offer.

Read more at: Search Engine Guide

November 08, 2006

How to get listed in Dmoz

As you all know DMOZ is a human response Directory/Search Engine and has editors from around the world.

To get listed at DMOZ means that your Google Pagerank will increase. So take a look at this article and follow it´s five simple rules.

How to get listed in Dmoz

November 06, 2006

Using The Competitive Ad Filter To Increase AdSense Earnings

The purpose of the Competitive Ad Filter is to enable you to block specific ads, such as competitor’s ads, from appearing on your pages.

If you click the link you can read about how you can take advantage of the Competitive Ad Filter.

Competitive Ad Filter To Increase AdSense Earnings

November 05, 2006

The Ultimate Guide to Attract Links Part 1

Do you need traffic? Get some more links. But how? There are a lot of excellent resources on the internet. I have published a few below, but I will publish some more soon so please come back for some more links.

Building Traffic with Article Marketing

Link Baiting Case Study from Search Engine Journal

How Much is Link Bait Worth?

Linkbaiting for Fun & Profit

Linkbaiting with Attack

November 03, 2006

How to make your blog lively?

Not all blogs are equal. There are some that have a touch of class, an expression of individuality. It is always interesting to read such blogs, as if each time there will be a new revelation, a new way to know things that you're already aware of. More than writing prowess, it is the passion that drives blogs. So if you're passionate about something, you're most likely the ideal candidate to make your blog a success.

There is a growing concept that blog needs search engine optimization as much as a webpage does. This has proponents both for and against. And there is a reason for that. Many websites are in fact blog-sites in the sense that they are built on the back of content management applications, like Nucleus CMS and Wordpress (you need to download on to your server) or the ubiquitous Google's Blogger (you don't download anything).

In these cases, since each blog-post makes a separate webpage, it perhaps makes sense to optimize it with a chosen keyword for better search engine ranking. Those who speak against optimizing blog-posts hold the oft-repeated view that it will spoil its spontaneity, which is so necessary for a blog to be liked by viewers.

What then are key points that go to make a blog eminently readable? Here is my take.

Discover a niche

It's not uncommon to find people having experience in diverse fields. For example, landscaping and philately. While that may be symptomatic of your personality, you're not expected to explore both in the same blog. Instead, it is always wise to discover a niche topic, say landscaping roof-top gardens or 19th century philately in Europe. As you can see, your topic is very focused. That would be ideal, given today's mushrooming of blogs everywhere.

Name yourself

Often, blogs are kept deliberately anonymous or given strange names. This has been the style in the beginning when blogs have just come into fashion. This doesn't work anymore. The point is you want to connect with your viewers, listen to what they have to say, and so a blog is served well when you let your viewers know who you actually are. Any ambiguity on your part will hasten lessening interest in your blog, even if it is well-modulated and well-written.

Develop your style

Your blog is the ideal place to leave your imprint. You may be good in narration, or you may be good as a critic, or perhaps you are a good story-teller, or may be you're a combination of more than one trait. It helps to remember that there are readers of any style that you adopt in your writing. If you are adept in weaving words, you may try switching between 2 or more styles, but a single style is more preferable if you look at it from your readers' viewpoint.

Say something of value

This is very important. Unless you've something fresh to add, why do you think your readers will find your blog interesting to read. It is tempting to gloss over this matter for the simple reason that it is difficult to write value-posts every time. It perhaps is. But keep telling yourself that you can always give a small twist to a tale already told. That may not be as difficult as you like to imagine.

Write regularly

It's surprising that among several thousands of blogs debuting everyday, only a handful makes it beyond a month, even less beyond 6 months. One reason may be lack of preparedness, which means many blogs are started on the spur of the moment. If you wish to slog it out, ensure that you write regularly, perhaps every alternate day or 2 to 3 days a week. There are 2 important issues here. Not only you signal to your readers about how frequent to expect your posts, the search engines too will pay regular visits, which is good for overall 'health' of your blog.

Link, link everywhere

Be generous with your links. If you've taken an idea from another site (no bad that), give a link there, albeit opening in new window. It's a mistake to believe that you cannot hold your own if you give away links where they matter. On the contrary, you may emerge as a good reference point whom your readers will come to trust in course of time. The other necessity is to link to your own earlier blog-pages whenever there's a chance to do so. As much as this strategy helps your readers, it's an important fodder for search engine spiders who prefer links like nothing else.

Coming back to the heading, "How to make your blog lively?", suffice it to say that a blog is the wholesome fruit of all your efforts above, a sum-total of your ability and willingness to do it well. If one of these is lacking, your blog is likely to suffer, but more than that it is your valiant effort that will go waste. You don't want that, do you?

Suggested readings:

5 ways to building a better blog

Make money online with ProBlogger blog tips

About the Author
Partha Bhattacharya is an expert web content writer. It's rare that his clients have preferred any other provider after availing his service as content provider. Partha uses SBI! for his targeted website.

New Linkbaiting Service

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November 02, 2006

Things to Avoid When Looking For Link Partners

1.) Avoid sites that contain more than 25 to 50 links per page.

2.) Make sure you only link to sites that you think could be usefull for your readers.

3.) Do not link to sites that are irrelevant to yours.

4.) Avoid sites that have a "Links Page" that is hard to find.

5.) Avoid linking to a lot of sites with a low PR.