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On Tuesday September 9th 2014 (at 12 noon
US EST), famous IM guru Andrew
Hansen will be talking about cutting-edge
SEO tactics in 2014 - including some of those that he uses
in his exclusive Rankings
Institute coaching program.
is a golden opportunity to pick up some quality SEO tips for FREE
from one of the world's top online marketers.
If you have
websites which need traffic - then you need to watch
Even if you can't make it on the day,
it's well worth signing up
for access to the replay - which will be available until Friday
September 19th 2014.
The Importance of Keyword Research
To drive quality 'buying' traffic to your offers you
need to target
- are in demand (popular and
- have low competition; and
- imply real buyer intent.
Advantage is a cutting-edge keyword research
tool from Adam
Short that will enable you to find such keywords !
Until recently, Keyword
Advantage was available only to members of
Profit Classroom - but he has now decided (July 2014) to
make this valuable resource available to the general public.
You will find it right
Advantage will give you an almost 'unfair' SEO
the ability to make passive income from any niche.
of course many ways to get
traffic to your
these, such as Google adwords and other ppc advertising programs, come
at a cost - a cost which has to be carefully controlled if you are to
have any chance of making a profit from your Internet marketing
What we all
really want is to build and sustain a reliable source of FREE
and that usually means one thing - our websites need to get to the top
(or close to the top) of page one of Google's search results for the
(preferably high volume) keywords that we are
But as we
all know, that is far easier said than done.
Popular is Your
One of the metrics that Google and the other
search engines have always taken into account when determining
a website's position in their search results listings is the popularity of the
website. And the traditional way of doing
this was to look at the number of links pointing back to the website -
the logic being that the more "popular" the website the greater the
number of times that others would link to it from other
And if the links came from prestigious top quality
websites then so much the better, since this implied that the quality
of the content in the target website was in itself pretty good, which
would encourage Google to give it a good ranking.
It didn't take long for website publishers and
their agents to cotton on to this fact, and before long SEO
entrepreneurs were creating automated or semi-automated software whose
function was to help build large quantities of back-links from link
directories and other web properties.
Now that is all very well, but it goes completely
against the grain of what Google for one are trying to
achieve. The main aim of Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search
engines is to provide their users with a pleasurable and useful
browsing experience. They have no interest, and nor should
they, in rewarding publishers for their industry in building huge
quantities of links to their websites - links which say nothing about
the quality of the material that a visitor will find there.
It came as no real surprise therefore when Google
came at us with their now famous Panda
what is Panda and
what is Penguin exactly ?
The expressions Panda and Penguin
refer to two
separate changes to the algorithms that Google uses to determine a
website's position (or rank) in its search results listings.
Panda, which was released in early 2011,
was all about removing or demoting low quality websites which, in
Google's view, have little to offer the visitor - and conversely
promoting those which are perceived as having something really valuable
to offer. The net result was a sharp rise in the fortunes of
news websites and social networking sites, and a drop in rankings for
sites which contain a lot of advertising.
Penguin algoritm update was released early in 2012, and
its aim was to lower the search engine
rankings of websites which violate Google's Webmaster Guidelines in one
way or another. These include the building of backlinks by
artificial means - in other words, building backlinks using techniques
which have no bearing on the quality of the website content and
which do not therefore reflect a natural organic flow of human visitors
to the site.
Now this is all very well, but as we all know
creating good quality content from a standing start is not in itself
going to bring a surge of human traffic to anyone's website anytime
no matter how good a job we do. It takes time for our website
to get noticed, and time is a commodity that none of us have a great
So what is the ambitious webmaster supposed to do
about this ?
What options does he or she have to accelerate the
process of website promotion ?
Well, one approach is to create linking patterns
which mimic the natural organic surfing habits of human
beings. One of the most popular and successful strategies for
doing this involves a networking concept known as the "link wheel".
In a link
wheel network links flow in one
direction from one website to another in a circular pattern as if they
were all situated on the rim of a wheel. However, each
website also contains a single link to the target website that requires
promotion. The target website is effectively situated at the
centre or "hub" of the wheel, and the links which lead to it can be
likened to the spokes of the wheel. The net result is that
the target website receives a large number of incoming links, resulting
in more exposure to the search engines.
In the early days, link wheels were
made up of a
series of articles, or content websites, written in such a way as to
target the same keyword, or keyword phrase, as that used in the website
that needed promoting. Each of these articles would contain
one anchor text link to the next article on the rim of the wheel plus
the single and very important link to the targeted website at the
centre of the wheel.
The problem with this simple regular pattern is
that it stands out like a sore thumb, and is easily spotted and
recognised for what it is by the Google spiders. Why should
that be a problem you might ask ?
Well, simply because Google still tends to view
link wheels with a degree of suspicion, regarding them as yet another
device for milking undeserved link juice.
and Improved Link
professionals have found a way around
this problem by incorporating more subtlety into the structure of link
For one thing, they don't just link articles
together anymore. The modern advanced link wheel
a mix of article submissions, blog posts, web 2.0 properties, press
releases, social media websites, forum posts, and other entities.
Furthermore, the linking strategy will usually
include a single gap or break in the "rim" of the wheel, as well as
delayed or staggered submissions.
This randomisation of the linking process conveys
the impression of natural "organic" link building - and natural
"organic" link building is looked on favourably by search engines when
indexing and ranking websites.
If you are to have any hope of getting large
volumes of traffic to your website, you have to seriously consider
building a link wheel
strategy into your portfolio of SEO
methods. This is especially true if you are operating in
highly competitive areas such as weight loss, dating, or making money
what are the Options
If you do decide to bite the bullet, you really
have a number of options at your disposal:
You can do it all yourself - that way it
needn't cost you any money.
However, you are giving yourself hours of arduous
research and tedious time-consuming work.
You can get an idea of just how complex an
operation it is to set up a link wheel that will get your website
ranked high with the search engines by checking out Neil Ferree's
brilliant blog on the subject - here is the link for that: Link
Web 2.0 by Neil
However, there is a 10-part video course that sets
out to guide you by the hand through the business of creating your own
link wheel network. It's called quite simply The Link Wheel
System and you can
reach it by clicking on the link. A lot of people like this
over the shoulder "this-is-how-you-do-it" method of learning new
stuff. If you are one of them, this step-by-step video course
is well worth a look if you want to explore the DIY link wheel option
really is a snip at the current price !
If you ARE going
to create your own link wheels, it is important to remember that you
need to structure your linking patterns in such a way as to resemble
the natural surfing habits of human beings, so as NOT
to arouse the suspicions of Googlebot and
the other search engine spiders. As we have already
indicated, this really does require subtlety and expertise - so you
need to do your research in order to get the expert knowledge
that you will need to accomplish this successfully. You might
find Video 9 of The Link Wheel
System useful in this regard, since it
has plenty of
advice to give on the subject of how to avoid incurring the wrath of
the search engines when setting up your link wheel networks.
And the question of expert knowledge
very neatly onto our second option.
Get a professional
SEO expert to do the
job of setting up the link wheel for you.
We would recommend a company such as SubmitEdge
for this. The SubmitEdge
Service will set up your link wheel to imitate
patterns that are favoured by search engines; and in doing so it uses
only well-established websites and Web 2.0 platforms with PR4 to PR9 to
ensure optimum results.
link wheel building services such as
this don't come cheap, but they seem to be one of the best ways to lift
website onto the first page of Google's search results.
There is however a third option that you might
want to consider.
Well-known SEO expert Alex Goad
has released a software program called RankBuilder
things) automates the process of setting up link wheels - enabling you
to set them up for yourself in a fraction of
the time that it would
take if you were to carry out the job manually.
If you want
to take a closer look at this option all you have to do is click right
Buffer Site Networks - Is This the
Way Forward for SEO ?
You may well have picked up on the buzz in the SEO
community recently over the concept of "personalised buffer site
The strategy appears to be the brainchild of SEO
expert Dori Friend,
and her friends (pardon the pun Dori) the Callen
and has been designed to provide
and SEO professionals with a "way forward" in the wake of the Panda and
Penguin updates. It sets out to deal more specifically with
Google's new-found disapproval of the tactic of over-using "exact match
keywords" when backlinking to websites.
The objective of the strategy is to replicate the
patterns of "natural link growth" that Google favours by building
hundreds or even thousands of backlinks to the target 'money site'
through a huge tiered network of "buffer sites". These buffer
sites comprise a rich mix of web properties of many different types,
and are built on a variety of different platforms - all of which gives
rise to a network with enormous link diversity.
A key point of the strategy is to avoid the
'over-optimisation' that would result from using exact match keywords
in the final links to the target money site. Instead it uses
what might be called "reputable" links, such as the money site's URL,
or the brand name, to make those final connections.
On the other hand, exact match keywords are used
extensively in the upper tiers of the linking structure - the tiers
which act as a "buffer" to protect the target money site from the
over-use of such keywords.
You can see an example of a 'buffer site network'
here on Matt Callen's website promoting his
Beast provides a totally automated
solution to what would otherwise be the extremely tedious and
time-consuming business of building a buffer site network.
Furthermore, the software continues to build and drip-feed links into
the network gradually as time goes by, so that the process acquires the
feel of natural organic growth.
This is an almost totally hands-off approach to
SEO, insofar as you do the work once, then sit back and reap the
benefits as the software works its magic month after month.
This really is cutting-edge stuff and whether you
are a webmaster or an SEO professional you owe it to yourself to check
If you are an SEO professional with a fair-sized
portfolio of client accounts, you might be interested to hear that you
can pick up a copy of Backlink
Beast for an extremely reasonable
one-time payment - it doesn't have to be an ongoing monthly
cost. And you still get the benefit of FREE
updates and any new features that might well come along.
Here once more is the link.
At least, take a look and see what YOU think !
Article: Driving Traffic to
Your Squeeze Pages
work for squeeze pages !
designed squeeze pages often have no written content as such - just
blocks of copy containing 'text' which has been created as graphic
images, which cannot be read by search engine spiders.
Add the fact that Google does NOT
squeeze pages because it perceives them as delivering a poor user
experience, and you have a recipe for failure.
simply cannot build a list of subscribers using traditional SEO as your
'modus operandi'. You have to throw away your SEO guidebook
resort to other measures.
One of the most successful strategies for driving traffic to squeeze
pages involves the use of Solo
to be successful with solo ads you need to know what you are
doing. So, if you have no previous experience of buying solo ads,
you will need the help of someone well versed in the 'art' - someone
aware of the many pitfalls of this strategy, the sort that can lead to
you 'losing your shirt' if you don't get it right !
Ad Secrets is an interesting
resource. Released a while ago by well-known IM entrepreneurs Glen
Hopkins and Justin
this WSO reckons to teach you "How to drive more than 1,000 targeted
leads to your
offer and onto your list in 24 hours or less" using solo ads.
You can check it out by clicking right here.
has been building his online business using solo ads for more than 5
years now; and along the way he has helped thousands of people
earn money online by using solo ads to build their lists.
Ad Rolodex includes more than 120 names of
reliable and good-value solo ad vendors, selling anything from 100 to
10,000 clicks in the IM niche; and the latest edition contains many
more names of quality list owners in other
Make no mistake about it - David Eisner's The Definitive Solo Ad Rolodex
has the potential to bring a multitude of unique clicks to
your offers. Small wonder that it has proven itself
to be such a
popular resource amongst those looking to drive large volumes of
to their squeeze pages.
that this website is has given you some food for thought ...
and better still ...
will enable you at last to start making money
from that beautiful website that no-one ever visits ...
enable you to start selling that great product that no-one knows about !
know, this could be the day you discover at last how to fill that empty
old road up there with 'beautiful traffic' ...
heading your way ...