Thursday, July 12, 2007

Proven method for getting Top 10 Search Rankings on Google

I cannot stress enough the importance of quality back links for gaining consistent first page rankings. Quality not quantity is the name of the game. Simply put if you want to have your site in the top 10 for your keywords at Google, all else being equal you need to have quality websites linking to your site. This linking has to be done just right for you to profit from the relationship.

I’m not talking link exchanges here or buying links which can potentially backfire and take you straight to Google hell but a little strategy that can potentially take your page into the stratosphere. You must firstly realize that search engines rank pages not websites. Your page rank is determined through the analysis of the pages that are linked to you. Therefore it would be a good idea to stay clear of known link farms and other questionable practices which would likely hurt your ranking.

It’s a great misconception that the way to the top can be had through pumping out countless articles and submitting them to every article directory you find. This may seem like a great idea after all you’ll have hundreds of links out there pointing back to your site. Unfortunately this technique no longer carries much weight as far as Google is concerned. There is a name for it “duplicate content.”

In the eyes of Google identical articles with the same anchor text doesn’t get much back link credit, since Google likes to see varied anchor text in articles. In addition, a sudden influx of inbound links to websites with previously slower rates of increase sets off alarms with the big guys upstairs. Gone are the days when the share quantity of your inbound links alone assured you top rankings.

To get in the top ten search rankings and ultimately more traffic to your website you need to provide keyword rich content that’s well written to trusted high quality websites. The plan would be to contact several webmasters in a related industry and offer them each a unique article. These articles should be crafted with about three strategically placed back links within relevant keywords.

This technique ensures no duplicate content as well as total control of the anchor text. This is the kind of high quality links that will propel you through the ranks of the search pages and on your way to higher profits. It’s also a good idea to analyze the back links of your high ranked competition; this will give you a clear idea of what you’re up against.

For more in-depth information on getting quality back links to your blog or website check out the free articles section at

There is also an available a free backlinks mini course to guide you through the process step by step.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Affiliate Marketing - Getting Traffic For Free

An Affiliate is an individual who markets other people’s products on the internet for a commission on the individual sale. Thousands of people do this because they can start making money almost immediately without the expense and time needed to produce a product themselves. Having a website is not necessary and there is no interaction with your potential customers beyond getting them to the sales page.

Getting involved in affiliate marketing is a great opportunity to make a lot of money on the Internet, but one should not go into it blindly. As an affiliate you must invest some time in research, this is absolutely necessary. Know what products you want to promote, how much you will make on each sale and the return rate of the product. If possible it’s a good idea to buy or request a sample so you know the product inside and out.

As a first time affiliate it’s a good idea to start with reasonably priced products making at least 50% commission. The most critical part of affiliate marketing is of course marketing. The issue of traffic is one of the most central and fundamental issues in making any money online. You can separate your marketing campaign into two distinct groups, paid and non-paid. Free marketing can be quite effective if you know how it’s done. Here is a list of the most popular methods for getting traffic for free.

Article marketing – A great way to increase your ranking with search engines and direct targeted traffic to your sites. You should write about what you know. If you do not have more information on your topic than does the average reader you should probably choose another topic. Write your article in a conversational tone so that it’s easy to read. Don’t make your article too long, remember it’s an article you’re writing not a book. A length of 450-750 words should be ideal. Your article should be informative and about your website topic. If its just useless information your readers will expect the same from your website.

Blogging – Writing a blog is also a good way to drive traffic to your site and increase your search engine rankings. Blogs were originally used as online diaries but have recently taken on a business dimension. Your blog should be focused on your particular niche. You should have several blogs with different providers and include your links in your blogs and profile. This is a good technique for increasing traffic and search engine rankings.

Forums – Participating in forum discussions is another great way to meet people and get your URL out there on every post you make. You should join forums related to the niche you are targeting or the product you are selling. When you sign up for a forum you have the option of adding a “signature”. This signature will show up at the bottom of every post you make in the forum and should be used to promote your website links and products. Whenever you make posts you will then be creating links back to your site, while attracting the attention of the forum readers.

Social Bookmarking – This is a valuable and reliable way to get traffic and backlinks to your site. There are many social bookmarking sites such as Furl and These sites allow you to share your bookmarks along with a description with the public hence the term social bookmarking. The main purpose is to put your links in front of people who would hopefully also bookmark your site giving you more backlinks.

MySpace – MySpace is one of the largest online communities with over 100 million members. It is a great place for networking with other people who hold the same interests and marketing. Another great benefit of MySpace is that it has dozens of different forums and groups related to specific niches. Be sparing with your use of music bites, videos and other media clips, you should create an attractive profile that is easy to load. Forget the animation and other bells and whistles, make it easy to navigate your profile and organize your information logically. Color schemes are important, use colors that enhance the look of your text and images not draw attention away from them. You should also use a recent photo as you are now. For help on designing a MySpace profile consult the tutorials on the site.

Cash Now

The apparent availability of wealth draw so many to the Internet, it’s reminiscent of the days of the California Gold Rush. Not so different from that distant past most get disheartened in their quest of making money online. They believe just about everything they see online. With the plethora of available e-Books claiming to have the secrets of striking it rich, they end up spending much more than necessary. The result is more than often information overload with no clear path of where they are going, except maybe onto the next e-Book.

These individuals just want to know how to make money online and how to do it now. There are of course many ways to make money on the Internet, after all it is the world’s largest market place. You need to devise a plan; one can either sell their own product/services or simply sell someone else’s. The vast majority of individuals would fall into the second category. It’s called affiliate marketing and once done correctly this is where you can strike gold.

There are literally thousands upon thousands of products available for anyone to promote and make commissions ranging upwards of 75% some even 100% and all you have to do is signup for free. As an affiliate you can start making money almost immediately. There’s no inventory to keep, no having to deal with customers and you don’t even need your own website. What can be better than that?

This is how it works: first you have to sign up to be an affiliate with the company(s) of you choice for the products you want to promote. You would be given a unique URL for their website which contains your affiliate code. This URL leads back to their sales page where any purchases made by visitors will earn you your commission, either a percentage or a flat fee. Tens of thousands of people earn a living this way and free themselves from their regular jobs.

Promote your products! Potential buyers aren’t just going to pull your affiliate links out of mid air. Now you have products that you can sell that’s only half the battle. The second and most critical is to drive traffic to the site(s) using your affiliate URL.

There are several ways to promote your affiliate links, of which I will briefly mention a few. Paid Ads is really the best form of promoting, using search engine pay-per-click on Google, Yahoo etc. For free traffic you can write a blog and include your affiliate link. Write and submit articles on topics you’re comfortable with and include your link in the bio box. You can also have someone write for you, a “Ghost Writer.” Join forums and put your link in your profile or signature area, so whenever you make a post your link gets out there. If you’re looking for financial freedom, look no further than affiliate marketing.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Work at Home – How to Choose a Home Based Business Without Getting Scammed Part 2

Increasingly people work out of their home to supplement their income every single day. Home based businesses offer a level freedom and flexibility unmatched by traditional means. This is a $430 Billion a year industry, that's more than the consumer industry, food industry and the pharmaceutical industry combined. By the time you finish reading this sentence someone new would have entered into a home based business venture.

Don't buy into the hype, you will fail unless you go into this with a concise plan of action, the right mindset and start making the smart decisions from beginning. You've all heard of doing it right the first time. This begins with picking a work at home job or home based business opportunity that fits you, not the one claiming to make the most money in the shortest period of time. I would know, I've been down that road.

To start you out in the right direction here are a few work at home offers to avoid. Beware of paid survey and data entry scams. These seem to be all the rage these days. They promise an easy buck of course, but the facts are that very few people make any money filling out surveys and those that do make money make very little.

Here's how paid surveys work in a nut shell. You are paying for a list of companies who supposedly would pay you $1-$15 for filling out surveys which are sent to you by email. The companies on these lists are just as easily found by doing a search engine query yourself. You now have to sign up with each individual company on the list which does take a lot of time. Each company wants in-depth demographic data about you and your household under the guise of only sending you surveys you qualify for. You start receiving surveys almost instantly, though not all have an offer of cash most are points for various sweepstakes. The surveys that do offer cash initially would more than often enough claim that you did not quality for the cash after you filled out the survey and may then offer you points towards prizes and such.

Just about now you would be wondering why you had to fill out the demographic data if they were not going to send you qualified surveys. That question would soon be answered when your telephone starts ringing off the hook with sales calls conveniently geared towards you and your lifestyle, along with your junk mail intake going through the roof.

Another heavily promoted scam is data entry jobs. The technique itself is not the scam but more the language used to promote it. These are promoted as get rich by doing simple data entry; this is far from the truth. These Data Entry Jobs are simply affiliate programs, you are told to write ads promoting various products and services in hopes of getting a commission from any possible sales. This has gotten so bad that Google among other payment providers have been actively canceling owners and promoters of so called "data entry jobs" from their system.

Work at Home – How to Choose an Opportunity Without Getting Scammed Part 1

With rising costs of living, employee downsizing, corporate layoffs, constantly increasing gas prices and long commutes to work, more and more people find it now necessary to find a work at home job or to start a home based business. A vast majority of these individuals turn to the internet for their work at home salvation. There are literally thousands of work at home and home based business opportunities out there on the World Wide Web but of course all that glitters is not gold.

Upwards of 90% of the marketed home based businesses I would say are scams. These are schemes designed with the sole purpose of making the individual marketing the product to you rich, while you are left holding the bag as it were. Having said this however there are many legitimate home based business opportunities on the internet. The problem then is weeding out the good from the bad. Unfortunately this is a matter if trial and error and a LOT of research.

Finding legitimate opportunities to make money from home can become an extremely time consuming and ultimately a very expensive undertaking. There are a few things one must look for when searching for a legitimate work at home job or home based business opportunity. Any aspiring web entrepreneur must look for these important factors before selecting any work at home business opportunity, work at home job or affiliate program.

The first thing you should do is to review their standing with the various Business Regulation Agencies such as the Better Business Bureau. You should check on any complaints that may have been filed by consumers and whether or not it was satisfactorily resolved. In most cases this can be done online at the agencies web site.

They must have very good products and or services to promote. No matter their claims, if no one finds it useful no one will buy. On this note beware of any “opportunity” where you have to buy-in before you know exactly what you will be getting for you hard earned cash. As you can imagine there are many of these out there with a slick sales letter but absolutely no mention of what the product or service is.

There must be a reliable support system in place with training and good leadership. Any program that just hands you the material and expects you to just figure it out on your own isn’t worth your time and money.

Paychecks should be sent out on time and at least once per month. Some home based business opportunities make you wait until your account reaches a preset limit before you get paid. Others let you choose your own limit and or frequency, you be the judge of what is acceptable for your individual needs.

Longevity is most important, so they should have been in business for at least three years. The scammers and con-artist usually cannot stick around this long with any individual program. They pack up and leave to return with something new. If a company is around this long on the internet I would say they must be doing something good.

I must also add here a simple rule to follow; if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t. We’ve all seen those ads with claims such as you can make $8,000 a day or in a few hours, just a little common sense goes a long way with these. While I’m not saying that it’s impossible to make thousands of dollars a day, it’s impractical to think it will just happen over night.

Any home based business venture you get into will take time and effort; there will be a learning curve. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, so take your time and learn the ropes. There is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme or we would all be millionaires.

Work at Home - Know What it Takes

You know you've got a sweet cushy job when you're making lots of money and not working. Not having to report to a boss, no punching in at the time clock, what can be better right? Does this sound like your kind of job? I'm willing to bet on it. Of course it's not all bells and whistles, to get to this point you have to put in some work.

No ones going to hand you a magic potion or software and puff you're set for life, it not that easy but its easy enough. So easy in fact that all you need is a few hours a day and you will be well on your way. In some cases you don't even need money or a web site.

When people ask me what I do, it's not always easy to answer. Do you want the long version or the short version I ask? When I get asked how many hours I work, sometimes I say 2-3 hours a day and sometimes I say 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Both answers are the truth, depending on my mood. There is of course the inevitable question of how much money I make. Here is where I just smile and say, "you mean since I've been here talking to you?"

So you want to run your own home business, well as you can imagine being your own boss takes discipline. There is no one looking over your shoulder making sure you get the job done but this is both a blessing and a curse. Without discipline you're doomed to failure. Its great setting my own schedule, but I've got a job to do and there's no one else who's going to do it for me. The great thing is when you see the fruits of your labor coming in you will want to work more at it than you think. Money is the great motivator and what's better; working eight hours for your boss or working ten hours for you.

So what do I do? The really short version; I do Internet Marketing. The search engines are my greatest love, it's a win-win situation. People come to the Internet and my website with needs, my job is to help them find what they want. I've had my share of all-nighters in the beginning and still do, you will also. Not because you have to, but because you'll want to. Simply because in the not so distant future while you sleep at night or you're off on that great vacation, your computer will still be at work making you money. Now tell me that isn't a sweet deal.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I Made Money Today with The Profit Lance System

Its Officially 1 week since I purchased The Profit Lance System. After everything Ive learned so far and implementing only 1 that's right you heard me "one" of the procedures, which by the way I did of right now I have had two sales. By the way in case you're wondering those sales didn't cost me anything as far as advertising dollars, not a dime just a bit of my time which I happen to have a lot of these days.

Now the way I see it, if I made two sales within 24 hours of implementing one procedure from The Profit Lance System there is a lot more where that came from. If you would like to read a comprehensive review of what Profit Lance can do for you Click Here.

As usual I will continue to give updates of my experiences with Profit Lance here in my Blog.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Profit Lance: Its all coming together now

I'm deep into all this valuable information now and can definitely see how one can make money using The Profit Lance System. I will soon be putting at least one of these methods into play within the next day or two and will of course record my results here in my blog. So until then catch ya later.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Day 4 of The Profit Lance System

Last night I started on the marketing information, sooo much information so little time. Ive got no clue how long its going to take me to get through it all but I intent to put in quite a few hours today, well that's the plan anyway. Its me and Profit Lance all the way man.

There is a lot of information as I mentioned but luckily its organized in such a way as to not overwhelm. I'm new to this Internet marketing gig but its pretty much cut and dry so far and setup in such a way so one can go through the actual steps as you learn about it. My next step is to open an AdWords account with Google, so I'm off.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Day 3 of The Profit Lance System

So here I am day 3 and halfway through the 2nd book this one called "The Science of Getting Rich". I couldn't help but thinking is all this reading a waste of my time, well apparently not, it really changes your thinking. If it all about mindset I'm definitely game.

There are only 29 pages in this one, I'm almost there. Then its of to the races as it were, I get to experience what I really paid for. Of course I'll let you know as soon as I do if its really all hype or not.

You gotta give a little to get a little I guess. Me I much prefer to give a little to get a lot, can i get an "AMEN" ok maybe all this reading is getting to me ;)

Well it back to Profit Lance, wish me luck.