This is the second post in my series of SEO Alternatives. Today I am going to talk about how to get free blog traffic. If you don’t have a blog I recommend you start one now. Preferably with WordPress.
One method of building backlinks for SEO purposes to to comment on other blogs, but if you think about the way you do this you can bring in some great traffic through these links, the technique I am going to show you is called “Blog Hopping”
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Hi All, sorry I’ve not posted recently but I have been busy with some new projects and working on clients’ websites. I have also been looking at some alternative traffic generating methods which I would like to share with you over the next few weeks.
During recent years SEO has become more difficult, what with Google constantly changing their algorithm, introducing Panda and Penguin updates making what used to work no longer viable, and quite often having negative effects on rankings. Trying to undo links that used to boost ranks that now can make your position in Google drop. This enough to make any marketeer look at alternatives to SEO.
Continue reading ‘Top 10 Tips for Effective PPC’ »
Guest post by John Gower.
Getting an SEO penalty can be devastating to your website’s strategy. A change in your page rank could mean that you are going to get less favourable deals with advertisers, or it could mean that you may find that your site has less of a value when you go to sell it off. No matter what your reason for not wanting to end up in the SEO penalty box of one of the web’s biggest search engines, don’t worry there are some simple things you can do to keep from ending up there.
Continue reading ‘How to Avoid Google’s SEO Penalties’ »
Guest post by John Gower.
The importance of ranking continues to be a primary marketing drive for many companies. But what is the future of SEO? Certainly everyone is talking about it. Here are several factors that will influence how SEO will evolve over the next decade.
Authentic and unique content is key to the future of SEO and Internet marketing. Content will be the driving force, as businesses compete on higher levels of quality –visual and written. Continue reading ‘The Future of SEO: What can we expect?’ »
One of my clients recently called me to ask why the telephone enquiries from their website had suddenly dropped from 5 or 6 a week to zero!
I checked the Analytics which showed the amount of traffic to the website had taken a slight dip over the previous week but nothing really significant. I ask if anything had been changed on their site and found that they had setup a completely new website! Continue reading ‘Improve Conversion Rates & Increase Your Profits Without Increasing Your Traffic’ »
A question someone asked me recently was;
“Are backlinks still important to gain top search engine rankings?”
You may have read that “content is king” and “Google loves fresh quality content” but without backlinks your site will not rank well for competitive keywords. You may be able to rank for obscure keywords with little or no search volume without backlinks but these won’t bring you traffic.
So the answer is Continue reading ‘Building a Diverse Backlink Profile’ »
When talking about SEO most people know about meta tags and external backlinks but there is another type of link that can help with your rankings.
We know that we must have good internal linking so the search engines can crawl our website and find every page to index them. This is done using a site map for larger sites but can be easily accomplished by footer links on smaller websites.
Google loves authority websites so creating a larger website which is well structured and well linked can help with rankings.
Continue reading ‘Website Silo Architecture and Internal Linking’ »
I have been gripping about negative SEO, Google’s unnatural links emails and the disavow tool for ages on other blogs and forums so I though I better have my say on my own blog. Thanks to Karl Dieterich for inspiring me to write this post.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Google’s “unnatural Links” Warnings and the Disavow tool I will give you a brief overview. For those of you that know about the tool please bear with me.
Back in early 2012 Google started de-ranking websites with “bad” backlinks and sent out over 750,000 “unnatural links” warning emails to Webmasters. Continue reading ‘Do I Need To Find and Remove Bad Links To My Website?’ »
In 2011 backlink strategies where pretty straight forward, get as many links as possible from various relevant sites with higher PR and few out bound links and use your keywords as anchor text. A lot of things changed in 2012 and you now have to make sure that your anchor text is varied and includes generic anchor text as well as many different keywords and the sites they come from are of high quality and authority. Links from low quality sites are of little or no use and can even damage your SERPs. PR is not a very good metric to go by, PR doesn’t get up dated very often so there are better metrics to judge the quality of websites.
There are a number of metrics I now use. One useful way to find out Continue reading ‘Backlink Strategy 2013’ »
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