For years, SEO professionals and web site owners have loved DMOZ, or officially known as the Open Directory Project. If you wanted a boost in your ranking, one of the best ways to go about it is to go to dmoz.org, find the most relevant category and sub-categories for your site, and submit your site to the DMOZ directory. It is simple, straight-forward and, best of all, free.
On-site search engine optimization is as important if not more important than off-site SEO. As a matter of fact, you can’t do successful off-site SEO without first optimizing your website. This is what you should do first and is the foundation of your success with the search engines.
If you write and submit articles to Ezine, you must know by now how hard it is to have your article approved if you are promoting a product or a service. As you might know, your article goes through a series of checks and reviews before it gets published. If you want to know how to get your article published, then read on.
Creating great articles is one of the keys to a successful online business. If the readers like your article, they will go to the resource box, then to your landing page, and eventually buy your goods or services. But wait! Let’s back up a bit. How can you funnel a sale if you can’t even publish your article? You should do the following:
Articles have always been a big part of the world of search engine optimization. This means that whatever you do, you should never ignore them and if you decide to employ article marketing as your link building strategy, you should know a couple of things before you start. In case you don’t want to pay professionals to write the articles for you, you should write them yourself. This can be difficult especially when you have never done it before.
Google Adwords is one of the best tools for small business owners looking to drive traffic to their web sites. Google is the most-used internet search engine on the planet and many online publishers place Google ads on their sites to earn revenue. For advertisers who are uncomfortable with the thought of relying on Google for ad support or who want to include other ad companies in their campaigns, there are Adwords alternatives who offer good service and decent reach (although not the almost global reach of Google).
Having more money to do the fun things in life as well as working at something you love is the American dream. Individuals all over the country dread going to work every day and constantly scour the web for some type of opportunity to get them out of their ruts. Finally there is a system that surpasses all the scams and empty promises on the web. It gives you a detailed road map on just how to begin making the income you have always dreamed of online from the comfort of your home or anywhere else you choose to work from.
Link Diagnosis Reloaded
Link Diagnosis is the best online link finding/building tool that I have found, paid or free. And the tool was just recently upgraded to make it that much better. On the companies blog, they discuss all the advancements the tool has made with the new release. We can only hope that it is able to handle the increased load as sometimes you had to wait until the day to run a website report. And now the tool has such a more robust ability to find links, everyone will be using it.
Adding Site Feeds to Google Buzz
One of the more popular features of Twitter is the ability through their API to post at intervals or when an RSS feed is updated a tweet to Twitter automatically. So blog owners don’t have to worry about tweeting their new blog entries cause it is done automatically from a service like TwitterFeed.com.
With Google Buzz being the latest micro blogging platform, everyone wants the same features as Twitter from Google. Of course Google doesn’t want some of the features that it deems to be problematic, but it does allow you to post your RSS feed automatically to your Buzz account whenever a new post is available. Just how do you get Buzz to connect to your site or sites?
There are a number of posts about adding a an XFN tag to the site or a rel=me tag when you link back to your site from Google. But all this seemed silly to me because the sites aren’t profiles of me, they are just blogs that I work on occasionally about topics that I enjoy. Then I discovered the simple way to connect a site.
Go to the Webmaster Tools portal within your Google account and add the site you want to connect to within Buzz. Verify the site by adding a file or a meta tag to the header of the home page. Then return to GMail, Click on Buzz, and Click on connected sites. The new sites will now be available for connection. Your latest post will appear within Buzz and new posts will automatically be posted.
Now if only I could figure out how to get more followers of my Google Buzz without a public interface.
Quite Possibly the Best Backlink Finder
After working with a number of Backlink Finders including several I have mentioned on CapturedTech previously, I have really grown to love LinkDiagnosis.com. It is not the 100% solution without imperfections but it provides information about Backlinks that I have not seen in other free and paid services.
Getting ranked in Google is still about having backlinks from relevant sites without nofollow rel tags for relevant keywords. Page rank and the number of outgoing links on the linked page are also very important. LinkDiagnosis.com combines all these factors into a Link Quality score which you can then sort report results by. Search someone else’s site backlinks and discover why they are ranked so high in Google and then duplicate their backlinks as much as possible.
One of the interesting facts about the Quality Link Score are that the nofollow tag isnt’ the end all to a quality link like many write. Numerous sites with good page rank on individual pages and few outgoing links score better even with nofollow tags. This is quite a gold mine as everyone searches and comments on pages without the nofollow, leaving endless nofollow pages without many outgoing links. Take a look at LinkDiagnosis.com today as they have just improved their server performance to handle the increased demand they are experiencing.