August 21, 2007
I always find those high prices of advertising on other blogs ridiculous. A hundred dollars for a review? Twenty bucks for a link in their sidebar that only lasts a week? It’s basically like they’re stealing your money. It can be downright hard to get visitors to your blog, especially if you’re new to the whole concept. And it’s even harder if everyone is charging insane prices to “help” – but really, they’re only thinking of making money for themselves.
Super Blogging is now offering advertising for an unbelievably cheap price of only five dollars.
It’s far from easy to get the amounts of traffic that you want, or even that high PageRank you dream of. Advertising on Super Blogging can help you with that, and the price is cheaper than any other out there.
For only five dollars, your site will be listed in the “Recommended Sites” section of the sidebar with your choice of anchor text. Your link will remain there until September 21, so think of all that exposure you’ll be getting – and the higher rankings you’ll receive – for that extended period of time! Just hurry and order now so your link can be up there longer. :)
Did I mention the other bonus I’m throwing in FREE OF CHARGE? After the campaign ends on September 21, I will create a post that features the links to all of the sites that purchased advertisement, so you’ll get even more exposure and another link with your same anchor text.
And remember, all of that for only five bucks. It’s a fantastic deal, and you can order quickly and easily via Paypal. All you’ve got to do is fill out the form here. Use your Paypal email so I can send you the bill, and then just let me know what site you want me to link to and the anchor text you want to use. Once I’ve received your payment, your link will go live in the “Recommended Sites” section.
So let’s review. Until September 21 your link, with your choice of anchor text, will appear in my sidebar on every single page of this blog. In that time period you will receive higher exposure, rankings, and increased PageRank. Once this campaign is over you will be linked to with your anchor text YET AGAIN. And all of that for only five dollars. So what’s to lose? All you can do is gain. So contact me now and get in on the publicity before anymore time is wasted. :)
If you want to get exposure in a different way, FREE, please consider guest blogging for us. Signing up and becoming a contributor is easy and hassle free.
July 26, 2007
If you haven’t already started thinking about the upcoming PageRank update, you’d better start. The higher your PageRank, the more authority your site has and the more money you can make. Today I will go over PageRank, what it is, how to improve yours, and how to make money from it.
What is PageRank?
PageRank is basically calculated using links, and there are three major parts to how it is measured. Those include the number of pages linking to the site and the PageRank of those pages. The number of outgoing links in your site also plays a role in your PageRank. The more sites you link to, the more of your PageRank “juice” you are giving away.
The more sites that link to you, the better your PageRank will be. If those sites that link to you have high PageRanks, then your rankings will be even better. Take a look at the diagram below to help you understand.
Improving your PageRank
Improving your PageRank is not hard at all, especially if you’re dedicated to it.
First of all, and most easiest, remove any unnecessary outgoing links. Remove any irrelevant sites you are linking to from your homepage, pages, posts, or basically anywhere else you can think of. There is no need to strip your site of links, but remove whatever links don’t need to be there or don’t have a good purpose.
Second, to increase the PageRank of your homepage, you need more sites and blogs to link to it. Don’t turn to link trains as the answer; I made a mistake when I joined in on a couple of those. Make sure your site is pleasing to the eye and has good content. If people like your site, they will link to it and pass their PageRank on to you! Remember though, it’s not as easy as it sounds. You’ve got to work on it.
Also I would advise you to spend numerous hours writing a pillar post. A pillar post is long, helpful or instructional, and even better, a list. I consider a post I’ve written, 75 Ways to Increase Your Site’s Traffic, to be a pillar post. This is also not something you can do right away, it might even take you a few days. But writing a pillar post gets a lot of links to that post, and also more notice to your site. It’s definitely worth doing.
Another way to help your pages’ ranks are to link to them throughout your posts. If you’re going over a topic you’ve written about before, link to that old post. And be sure to link to your best posts as often as you can (not being spammy, of course).
Making Money with PageRank
Probably the reason that gets me most excited about the upcoming PageRank update are the money earning possibilities involved. The higher the PageRank you have, the more money you can make.
Some PayPerPost opportunities require you to have a certain PageRank, and those often pay more. If you have PageRank, you can make some extra money from writing those sponsored posts.
Also, you can charge money for links on your sidebar or homepage. The higher your PageRank is, the more you can charge. Of course, PageRank is far from being the only factor that determines the price of the links you sell, but having a higher PageRank alone will let you increase that fee.
The next PageRank update will be here soon, since they come every two to three months. I assume the longest you have is until mid-August, and even that could be pushing it. So if you haven’t given a thought to your PageRank, you need to. Continue producing quality content but also work harder on getting more links to your site and reducing the count of unrelated sites you link to. Good luck, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
July 17, 2007
Lately I have told myself I need to get up off my butt and do some work on this blog. I’ve always been a lazy person, and I know that just won’t do. So I’m going to try to work harder.
Well, last night I got all freaked out over search engine optimization. It’s not something I’ve ever focused on a whole lot, even thought I know it’s extremely important.
I’ve been installing a lot of plugins these past couple days, as you might have noticed, so I went ahead and got a plugin that is perfect for my search engine optimization.
That plugin is the All in One SEO Pack. It absolutely perfect. After you have it installed and activated you just go to your WordPress dashboard then go to the Options tab, and then there is a sub-tab for All In One SEO.
It lets you type your home page’s title, your home description, and your home keywords. On the ‘write post’ page when you’re creating a post it lets you select the title for the post page and its keywords. You can set the All In One SEO to rewrite titles and make them more optimized for the search engines, you can select an option to use the category of the post as one of its META keywords, and you can use the category description as a title if you want to.
You can select for the search engines not to be able to index category or archive pages to avoid duplicate content. You can even have this plugin autogenerate descriptions. This is one of the best plugins out there, and if you don’t have it, you need to download it now. Search engine optimization is so important to every serious blogger and webmaster, and I should have been working harder at it sooner. But at least I am now. :)
Oh yes, and I have started tagging all my future posts for Technorati, and I will also go back and tag some of my important ones. If you’re not working on your SEO, now’s the time to start!
June 16, 2007
All bloggers want their blog to be ranked with some great keywords on the first page of Google search. If you don’t want this and don’t have an extremely good reason, I don’t feel bad when I say that you’re crazy. If you ARE that insane blogger and don’t care about your search rankings at all (which bring you a lot more visitors, thus, more money), then you should check out some fun addictive games instead. But if you are curious about what is the best way to get ranked highly for your keywords, then you’re at the right place. ;)
So how do you get on the first page of results for ‘make money online’? There are a lot of different factors that make up your ranking. Some people think it’s keyword density. While keyword density can be helpful to your search engine positions, it’s nothing to obsess over and a lot of the time makes no difference. If you’re stuffing your posts with keywords then your readers will realize it, and a lot of the time the search engines will too. If you can get what think is the right percentage for your keywords, good for you. But once again, it’s nothing to obsess over because it doesn’t matter as much. Honestly, I put no thought into keyword density AT ALL!
What DOES get you ranked highly? I firmly believe search results are determined on the number of people linking to you using your keywords. Take John Chow for instance. He’s running a program where if you write a review on him and link to him with the anchor text ‘make money online’, he’ll link to your site. Well guess what? After MANY people have linked to him using ‘make money online’, John is in the top results!
That’s what makes ViralTags better than ViraLinks. With ViralTags, you get to choose the words in the link that points to your site. For example, my anchor text for ViralTags was ‘make money blogging’. Someday I hope to be higher in the search engines for that term.
Yes, there are bajillions (exaggerating just a bit…) of reasons your site is ranked how it is. Lots of things tie in, not just the words people use when they link to you (or keyword density, either). But the anchor text for links to your blog make the big difference.
How can I get people link to me with my keywords? Use ViralTags! I’ve gotten so many links from this already. However, I’m not ranked in Google yet for my keywords ‘make money blogging’, but the front page consists of Problogger, Steve Pavlina, PayPerPost, Microsoft, etc. Maybe I shouldn’t have chosen such a broad, widely used topic….
I would also recommend submitting your site to online directories and where they ask for your website’s name or title, put in the keywords you’d like to be ranked for. That way you’ll have links with your anchor text as well!
And if you’re ever doing a link exchange with someone or they offer to link to you, kindly request that they use your keywords when linking. It won’t bother them a bit and it’s only helping you. I promise that in no time at all, if you work hard, you’ll be rocking Google with your keywords. Good luck, and please let me know how it goes and if you think you know other ways to rank higher! :)
June 8, 2007
Have you ever thought about the keywords you enter when you’re searching for an image on Google? Have you ever thought about putting those keywords to use in your own blog? If you do it right, your images can show up in the searches and lead a lot of visitors to your site. So why not? Learn how to properly tag your images to get in on the advantages!
It’s not complicated and it takes hardly any time at all to add the proper coding to your images, and the few seconds you do take to do this will pay off when your blog gets more clicks through image search!
Make sure your SRC is right. That’s basically the URL/link to the image. Then make sure you specify the height and width of the image. Now the most important parts… The Alt tag is where you describe your image, and where the keywords are. Then title your image. I usually make the title about the same thing as the Alt tag. This helps to ensure the quality of the image you’re providing. So, when it’s all put together, what’s it look like? Here’s my image example (it’s my kitten!):
And here’s what I created the code for it to be:
<img src=http://superbloggingtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/kenya-smokey-me-001.jpg alt=”Tortoise Shell Kitten Mix in Sink” title=”Tortoise Shell Kitten Mix in Sink” height=”300″ width=”350″>
Easy, isn’t it? Of course, you’ve probably already figured some images will fare better than others. Not as many people search for tortoise shell mixes in sinks… But it doesn’t hurt to tag your images correctly, because you’ll always do better with them tagged than not at all! The Alt and title tags are most essential, so when you’re coming up with those think of what you would search for if you were looking for this certain image. ;)
Let me know if you were already in on this trick, or if you just started to follow this little tip and how it’s working for you. If you still need more information, check out what Mr. Gary Lee has to say on this.