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Manual Link Building

What is Manual Link Building and Who Uses It?

linking campaignManual Link Building is a the method of gaining incoming links by going to a search engine (search engines) and requesting various sites to link to yours.

Many people believe that the best way to get links is to hire a service that does all of the grunt work for you. After all, building links is patience-testing and tedious. But others believe that there is still a place for manual link building in the small business world.

Manual link-building is becoming less and less frequently used in business but it remains to be one of the the most inexpensive and effective ways for small businesses to rank well in the search engines. And it works especially well for local-specific businesses.

Most would agree that it wouldn’t be the smartest move for small shops and local businesses to spend months (or years) publishing articles and participating in social networking until they start to get enough of their content linked to in order to improve their search engine rankings. Even if they do offer great content, this does not mean they will be linked to. This is especially true for the types of businesses who don’t really need to do business over the Internet. They still need to be found on the Internet, however.

If you run a small business or you are doing SEO for a small business, keep in mind that it is okay to find some local directories and manually request some links. Of course, those few top paid directories like Yahoo, BOTW, and Business.com, are the ones that Google especially admires so it can’t hurt to request help from them as well. You can especially win out if you don’t have much competition. Just a well-optimized website and a few quality incoming links could easily get you on the first page of any of the major search engines.

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Another reason you might want to go with manual directory submission (even if you aren’t a small, local business) is because the most respected and reputable directories have their own custom application script which means you must submit to them manually. Automated tools simply cannot fill in those unique forms. So directory submission services that use automatic tools to submit usually end up submitting to lower quality directories that won’t really do anything to improve the ranking of your site. While automatic submission tools can fill in the forms on certain submit pages, they don’t always fill in the date properly so the submission may be incomplete. But it’s not uncommon in a situation like this that the report you receive says your submission went through when in reality it didn’t. If the category is not identified correctly, a service will fail to submit as well. These are just a few reasons you want to steer clear of submission services that use automated tools.

You can, however, opt for submission services that do the manual link building for you, without using automatic tools.

Top Rated PPC Programs

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Unbeknown to most, there are hundreds of search engines out there, and most of them offer opportunities for you to advertise your business website. Here are some of the top rated PPC programs.

Of course, the King of PPC is Google AdWords. Google makes it extremely easy to set up an account and have your ads up and running in just a few minutes. Google offers extremely thorough tutorials and and free tools to help newcomers to Google Adwords. There’s an initial fee of $5 to set up an account and bids start at $0.01.

Yahoo! Search Marketing preserves a highly professional, well maintained site. Yahoo! actually pioneered the pay-per-click search engine model in 1997, after seeing a need for a more focused search engine. The company first operated as GoTo and later changed to Overture. In 2005, it was rebranded as Yahoo! Search Marketing. Yahoo’s main product is Sponsored Search. This provides sponsored listings in search results on the Web’s top portals and search engines, reaching over 80% of internet users. At the time of this article, Yahoo! offers a $25 free credit when you sign up.

Microsoft adCenter (MSN and Bing)
is the new player in the top rated PPC programs, but it’s already making an impact and spending more money on advertising than any of the other major search engines. You can sign up with just $5 and a few minutes of time. If you’re spending $30 a day in search advertising you can use one of the Microsoft Media Specialists help you plan, create, execute, and analyze your first adCenter campaign.

7Search focuses on serving website owners of “low profit margin” business categories that don’t want to (or can’t) pay over ten cents per visitor. 7Search currently provides advertiser results for over 1.5 billion searches a month.

ABCSearch has been in business since 2001 and claims to be the world’s largest privately held meta search engine. The company handles over 3 billion searches a month across its network of specialized engines and smaller search engines which offer lower budget online advertisers an affordable way to diversify their PPC traffic efforts.

MIVA is a network of partner sites accounting for over 2 billion queries per month. When you open an account with this company, your ad can appear across the MIVA network, including sites like CNet.com, InfoSpace and WorldNews.
At the time of this article, you get $25 in your account when you sign up with Miva.

Searchfeed.com provides online advertisers with a cost-effective, easily tracked method of generating sales leads.
Searchfeed offers unique campaigns for advertisers of all types and sizes and can support advertiser listings for various world markets.

Marchex AdHere aims to provide consumers with the most comprehensive and compelling local services on the Internet, offering its advertisers national presence as well as local impact.

Hopefully you will try some of the above top rated PPC programs useful in your online marketing campaigns. I should also mention that all these programs will be a waste of your money unless you understand keyword research and keywords!

Overview of RSS Feeds

OVERVIEW of RSS FEEDS

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication (sometimes referred to as Rich Site Summary) is a means by which blogs can broadcast their content to a number of services and individuals easily. Some have gone so far as to argue that RSS is one of the chief reasons why blogging holds so much potential. An RSS feed collects the content of your post (depending on your software, you can opt to syndicate the entire post, just a headline, or some other combination) and then sends it in readable, plain text, to any of the targets you might choose.

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Bloggers often submit their RSS feeds to popular blog directories, RSS directories and search engines. Users can then find the feeds in which they are interested and “subscribe to them,” reading them with an RSS feed reader. They may also simply read your feed and then hop on over to your site. RSS feeds are a great way of promoting your blog. There is also some evidence to suggest that RSS feeds can serve to boost the results of your blog in search engine rankings. They are also a wonderful way of getting noticed by at least one of the major search engines.

CREATING AN RSS FEED

Your blogging software will probably handle the process of creating an RSS feed for your blog automatically. For instance, those blogging at Blogger.com are automatically “given” an RSS feed (in Atom format) that they can burn and use. Other blogging services provide RSS feeds, as well.

If your blog service provider or software doesn’t automatically create an RSS feed for your blog, you can build one yourself. Those experienced with HTML may want to hand-code their RSS feed. Those of us who prefer a quicker solution can choose from a variety of software tools (many of which are freeware) to accomplish the goal.

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SUBMITTING YOUR RSS FEED

Having a feed will not do you much good if no one reads it! Thus, you must share your RSS feed with others. This can be done, in large measure, by using one of the multiple site ping services mentioned earlier. Pingoat, for instance, will request your RSS feed and will transmit it to a number of sites that aggregate these feeds.
You can also opt to submit your feed to any number of other RSS aggregators. A relatively long list of options, for instance, is currently available at http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-submission.htm.

A great place to manage your RSS feed needs is at Feedburner, which can be found at http://www.feedburner.com. This free service provides you with a number of tools that can make sharing your RSS feed easier and more effective. It also offers free circulation traffic (just in case you want to know how many people are tracking your feed) and a lot of handy ways to help other subscribe to your feed.

You can skip manual submissions by using a service to submit your rss feeds to, I use an Automatic RSS Submission service that submits to over 200 rss directories.

RSS FEEDS AS A WAY INTO YAHOO

There is a now well-known technique that may enable your site to be discovered and indexed by the Yahoo search engine in record time. This technique makes use of your RSS feed and is a relatively simple thing to do.

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You must have a free Yahoo account in order to do this. Create an account if you do not already have one. The sign up procedure is fast and simple.
After logging into your Yahoo account, go to the “My Yahoo” page. There you will find an option to add content to your page. You can add content in the form of your blog’s RSS feed. It is a simple and intuitive process that will only require you to have the URL of your RSS feed (which is easily locatable via your blogging software or service).

One you add your RSS feed to your content page, Yahoo will track the RSS feed in order to keep your page updated with developments. As a result, you have instructed Yahoo to find and note changes made to your blog.

This strategy has successfully allowed many blogs to find their way into Yahoo results in record time. It has been referred to as the Yahoo backdoor and is now a practice commonly used when launching a new blog. With greater use by more people, its effectiveness may have diminished somewhat (especially in terms of search engine results), but it still is the fastest way to crack into any of the big three search engines.

BONUS TIPS
1. Don’t forget to update! Make sure you remember to either ping using a mass-ping service or to manually alert RSS aggregators about your feed every time you update. Otherwise, you are losing some of the potential value of the feed.

2. Make your feed a moneymaker! Some bloggers who are particularly interested in making their blog pay may want to consider using their RSS feed as a vehicle for advertising. Google’s Adsense program has operated a program to allow some Adsense publishers place ads in their feeds and other means of feed advertising are growing.

Keyword Elite 2.0 For Keyword Research In Affiliate Marketing

Keyword Elite 2.0 is the new product from Brad Callen, a person who has created some powerful software before this as well. Here are some of its features.

There is just a one time fee of $197 and no monthly fees to do your research. You can use it to search in all three major search engines Google, Yahoo & MSN. It shows you a huge list of profitable keywords. See different profitable Adwords campaigns and copy what they are doing and find JV partners online using the JV Diamond Mine. Keyword Elite is considered by some to be the premiere keyword research tool for all your internet marketing purposes.

You can create your initial keyword list by adding long tail and short tail keywords using this program. After you have created a list you can filter out the keywords in all the different ways that are used. It will be possible for you to use Ask.com, Google Suggestion Tool, Meta Tags and Free Keywords to get keyword ideas.

With this program you can find out how competitive a specific keyword is in each of the paid “pay per click” search engines, such as, Google Adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing and Bing (MSN).

You don’t have to worry about creating your own marketing strategy, by using keyword elite 2.0 you can easily find profitable Adwords advertisers whose marketing strategy you can use.

You can see the Adwords advertisement history of a keyword for every website that has advertised with that keyword for at least in the past six months. You can also find out how good a specific keyword is in getting you a higher ranking in the 3 big search engines.

The software also allows you to see what percentage of people searching on your keyword are just surfers or could be potential buyers.

Another important thing that this software will show you are the “on page” optimization elements for each of the top 10 ranked websites for the keywords you input, giving you information on how you should be optimizing your own web page to make it to the top 10.

You will be able to see different specific keywords/website combination’s in Adwords over a period of time. This will give you information about which keywords are used repeatedly by people.

This JV Diamond program enables you to find websites that are building an email list. You can partner with these websites because these can send some targeted traffic to your website by sending e-mails to their list.

With this program you will able to find CPA offers to match the niche that you’ve found to be profitable niche to pursue. You can search through 13,000 CPA and affiliate offers to find the best one.

When you use the software for the first time you get confused in trying to work out what each tool can do, but the amount of information it provides is huge.

Keyword Elite 2.0 can be used by both new and experienced marketers to get to identify profitable key words and products. The software comes with a 30 day search marketing elite membership and 8 weeks money back guarantee. Two other excellent keyword research products are:

  1. Keyword Research Pro
  2. Micro Niche Finder

You’ll be amazed at what you can do with this program….watch the video!

Benefits Of A Search Engine Optimization Specialists for Your Local Business Website

Gauging the success of any local business website is simple…is it making money? However, there are 2 simple ways that will give you an idea of how successful any local business website might be. You can check the page ranking within the internet search engines as well as the search engine result page.  If you are a business website owner, you should consider using a search engine optimization specialist to get your website ranked and listed with the search engines…primarily with Google.

The primary concern of any business website owner is that you have to make sure that people searching on the internet for your type of business will find your local business website instead of your competition! The inexperienced website owner often overlooks this simple question, “How will internet users know your website even exist if they can’t find it?” Finding a search engine optimization specialist has become a necessity these days because, if you don’t take the necessary steps to ensure your business website is ranked accordingly within the major search engines; how can your customers find you?

Do You Really Need A Search Engine Optimization Specialists for Your Local Business Website?

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Search engine optimization is kind of like yellow page advertising. If you want people to call you from the yellow pages you have to purchase a big ad, add color if you can, make the type bold and make sure your ad sticks out like a sore thumb! A search engine optimization specialist will make your website stick out like a sore thumb for anyone interested in your local business.

Search engine optimization definitely can bring you more targeted business.  Sometimes to understand things better I try to put myself in my customers shoes…you know, look at things from their prospective. What happens when you search for something on Google? Don’t you look click on the first couple of ads that are on page 1 of Google? Well, that’s where your site needs to be…right on page one of Google and proper SEO can place your business website within the top ten results on the search results page.  An internet marketing search engine optimization specialist will perform the necessary changes on and off your web pages that will result in more quality traffic and website visitors that will ultimately end up in more sales of leads for your local business operation. SEO can also aid with your visibility while improving your overall perception amongst the community and increase your business relations with your current customers.

As a local business owner the first mistake you could make is to disregard how important the internet search engines can be to your business website.  There is a paradigm shift occurring in the marketing and advertising world regarding the different methods of getting business and more and more local business operations are beginning to understand how the internet search engines drive the majority of internet traffic to websites which ultimately results in sales.  Internet users click on links found within the search engine result pages after a quick review of the relevant listings.  So, if you can get a decent ranking with your local small business site within the major search engines, you will stand a great chance for successfully bringing many qualified buyers to your website and then to your local business. One of the responsibilities of a search engine optimization specialist is to find keyword phrases that will used in the copy of your website and also used in articles to be submitted to other websites and directories. These keywords are specific for your business and your location, over time they will bring a steady flow of business to your web pages!

You must ensure that your business website is appealing to internet visitors.  There is no need to draw any visitors into your business website, if you do not have relevant content or a website which internet users find appealing.  This fact may surprise you, but your website only has about 3 seconds to make a positive impression on any website visitors, if they can’t find the information they need or if the site doesn’t look appealing, they’ll be gone in less than 3 seconds! All your energy and focus must be to grab their attention when they stumble upon or find your business website through the search engine.

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Most business owners are not SEO experts and chances are that you are not an SEO expert either, so you might want to consider hiring one.  Search Engine Optimization Specialists can improve the traffic to your commercial website, while aiding your business to be competitive with other online businesses.  SEO specialists offer many services which your business could greatly benefit from.  Website reporting, search engine submissions, link popularity building, as well as monthly maintenance are a few of the things, which SEO’s can offer your business website.

The power of search engines allows companies no matter the size to advertise their products and services through the search engines and with the power of the internet.  If you are uncomfortable, hiring an individual SEO specialist, then a large search engine optimization company might be right up your alley, however be aware, a good seo expert is worth his weight in gold!

SEO companies or individual SEO experts will be of great help maintaining a proper seo condition of your website, as well as your page rankings. Choosing the right company and implementing the right search engine optimization strategy for your local business site will eventually see a steady increase internet traffic and visitors to your website which will result in an increase of sales and hopefully profits.

Importance Of Finding An Internet Marketing Search Engine Specialist

Many people ask what an internet marketing search engine specialist is and how can one affect their business?  Search engine marketing is the promotion of your website through search engines which results in obtaining more web traffic to your website.  The obvious result is that this in turn generates more leads for potential sales within your business.  Search engine optimization done by an internet marketing search engine specialist will result in website traffic from the organic search engines….this is free traffic and is often the long term traffic strategy for business websites. However, a very important part of any search engine marketing campaign can be pay per click advertising.

Finding An Internet Marketing Search Engine Specialist

Pay per click advertising, such as Google Adwords, brings in internet traffic to your website once your pay per click campaign is active. The big benefit for any ppc campaign is that you can immediately test website copy, offers or any aspect of the website because you can actually start receiving targeted visitors to your site within minutes, provided of course you have set up your PPC campaign correctly.  SEO on the other hand is more of a process and could possibly take take hours to see results but more than likely, days or weeks and in some case three to six months before you will see results. Put remember these results are often long lasting and the traffic is free….that’s why an internet marketing search engine specialist is worth their weight in gold if they are proficient at their job.

Make sure your business website is registered with the major search engines!

Sometimes business owners develop their company website with their ego in mind. By that I mean they might pay 1000’s of dollars to a website developer to create a website with flash and fancy graphics….the site might be beautiful and is an edifice to the business or business ower. He can call his friends and clients to show them his beautiful website. Here’s the problem…..it isn’t functional. The fancy site doesn’t convert visitors. Website visitors don’t by or take the desired action because the website was built with form in mind and not function. A good internet marketing search engine specialist will help you with the development of the website from an internet marketing standpoint as well as develop a proper search engine optimization strategy. Remember, within today’s world, unbelievably more people spend more time on the internet as compared to those who do not use the internet. The younger generation (ages 18 to 35) spends more time upon the internet as compared to other market groups…and they buy stuff.  No matter the market group, which you are targeting, you must ensure your business website can be found within the major search engines upon the internet.  Internet surfers utilize the search engines in searching for products, services and information.  If you do not have your business listed within the major search engines, you will be losing business or even worse go out of business.

OK…What can effective search engine optimization do for my business website?

The most effective method of search engine marketing is by the employment of proper search engine optimization technique.  A search engine optimization specialist will develop a plan for increasing the SEO of your website and various web pages and this will improve the quality as well as increasing the quantity of traffic to your business website through the major search engines.  Think of it this way… Someone sits at home and types in your keywords in the Google Search Bar….your site better show up on the first page of google otherwise you will not get any traffic from Google…the same applies to any of the other internet search engines. The more often your business shows up within the major search engines, the more visitors you will receive to your internet business site, which will in return generate more leads as well as sales for your business. A simple concept for anyone famililar with internet marketing such as an internet marketing search engine specialist, but often times very foreign to the local business owner who is too busy running his business to pay attention to the workings of search engine optimization. In fact just the word, search engine optimization probably scares the pants off the local business owner!

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I’ve got my local business website up and running…why do I have to worry about rankings, seo and search engines?

My son has a tree trimming business he runs while in college that makes some nice extra cash. If he tried to rank for the keyword “tree service” or “tree removal” it would be next to impossible because the keyword is so general and on so many websites. But, if he tried to rank for the keyword “tree service in Mchenry” he could get on page one of Google and as a result he could pick up a few small jobs. The same concept applies for your small local business. You want your local business to rank well within the search engine rankings.  Use a good keyword tool such as Keyword Research Pro to dig up keywords with search counts of under a 1000 a month and under a 1000 webpages…..these are easy to rank for and will bring instant traffic if done right! Upon achieving good rankings, you will find that your business website will bring people in who are looking for particular services or products.  This is all part of the seo process and it involves picking out the proper keywords for your local business and the products or service you provide. Developing a proper keyword list is literally the key to your success with seo, however, once you have the proper keywords you need the knowledge to know what to do with them…this is where an internet marketing search engine specialist comes in!

Make SEO part of your long term marketing campaign!

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Successful search engine marketing and optimization requires a lot of time and effort if you are going to see results. The entire process of search engine optimization is a process rather than a one time effort.  SEO in order to be effective must be updated continually; as well as often.  If you are not confident with your own SEO skills, I would recommend you hire a professional SEO to aid you with your SEO needs.  This will allow you to focus on other matters pertaining to your business.

Is search engine marketing worth the expense and effort?

Successful search engine marketing and optimization is very important for your business and with the current paradigm shift of buying habits in our culture seo should be a permanently instituted part of your marketing plan for your local business.  If you utilize effective search engine marketing, you will discover that your local business will experience the success you have worked so hard to achieve and it’s pretty awesome to ask you customer “Where do you hear of us?”…they answer….I did a Google Search!

Search Engine Marketing Tips That Can Aid Your Online of Offline Business

Search Engine Marketing Tips That Can Aid Your Internet Business

Search engine marketing should results in getting as much web site traffic as possible to visit your website via the major search engines such as Google or through PPC campaigns using programs such as Google Adwords.  If you’re new to search engine marketing you need to keep this concept straight….. traffic comes from either the organic search or Google or the pay per click side of Google. Consequently proper SEO education and search engine marketing tips are very important for any internet business because traffic equals money. Exciting things have happened concerning search engine marketing in the last 5 years,  internet users and surfers (consumers) are consistently searching for a variety of different products as well as services. Unfortunately, if your website is not indexed and listed within the internet search engines you are losing business and your internet business is doomed to failure! Here’s a search engine marketing tip, 90% of online business owners believe in the website marketing model of, “Build it and they will come!” when in reality, without properly optimizing your web site and web pages for the search engines your pages will only get website visitors by mistake!

When Considering Different Search Engine Marketing Strategies Remember That Google, Yahoo and MSN are Your Business Partners

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You will want to register your website with major search engines such as Google and Yahoo or maybe even MSN.  This can sometimes entail a lot of work and if this becomes too time consuming for you, there is always the option of hiring a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) expert to aid with this project.  Here’s a search engine marketing tip, SEO experts typically work for a significant fee but considering their experience, time and expertise, which this this type of work requires, it is worth every penny to hire a qualified SEO professional.

Investigate Pay per click Advertising

Often times search engine marketing utilizes pay per click advertising as a method to get traffic to your website.  SEO aims at the organic search traffic to improves the flow of traffic to your website via the various search engines.  Pay per click advertising can get specific targeted traffic to your business website once your internet campaign is active, but each click can cost a lot of money.  Pay per click advertising is paid when someone clicks on your internet ads which direct the user to your website.  This will aid with your budget while driving visitors to your internet website.  Pay-per-click advertising is a wonderful marketing strategy which results in almost instant traffic to your website and offer, which is a very good strategy for driving traffic to any business website.

Even for Newbie Search Engine Marketers

If you are new to search engine marketing, do understand that you do not need to have additional budgeting allotted for such.  You can relocate your offline marketing budget while testing it on search engine marketing.  This is one of the most important search engine marketing tips, begin with a small budget while viewing the effectiveness before you jump in with both feet and start allocating large amounts of cash. Everyone is different when it comes to learning, absorbing and applying information, but there is no substitute for investing in learning materials, whether they be books, courses, audios or events. Here’s the search engine marketing tip of the day…. invest in yourself because the entire field of search engine marketing can be very rewarding, not only monetarily but personally. In any case, ensure that you feel confident with basic search engine marketing strategies before pursuing a more expensive means of performing search engine marketing.

Research And Search Engine Marketing Tips

Understanding search engine marketing is very important for any internet business, whether offline or online.  When search engine marketing is performed correctly, this will build up the reputation of your products, give you instant product or service awareness and most importantly will result in a steady increase of sales for your business.

Education and Research The Most Important Search Engine Marketing Tip

You can begin your search on search engine marketing on the internet.  There is loads of information readily available to research.  If you are still unsure after researching the internet then you might be a great candidate for hiring a search engine-marketing professional; to aid you with the marketing needs of your internet business.

If you are considering outsourcing or contracting your search engine optimization and marketing strategy work, you still need to understand what seo, search engines, indexing, etc are and how they work. This is important, if you don’t understand the basics of seo then anyone can pull the wool over your eyes, sell you anything and deliver nothing. So, do some research, read some books, find out where the seo freaks hang out and ask questions. Only then will you be able to ask intelligent questions. In any case, make sure that you hold adequate interviews for professional SEO’s, just don’t go with the first one you talk to and ask them what type of search engine optimization strategies they would recommend.  Finally, ask for resumes as well as references and take the time to contact the references and ask they how there experience was with Mr. SEO…ask them if they would use the service again!

These are just some random search engine marketing tips and hopefully will help keep you on the right track when you start your own search engine marketing campaign and plan.