Here are a few free ways to get free backlinks, or one-way inbound links, to your website… and creative ways to drive some super-targeted traffic at the same time:
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The big news in the SEM industry this week is Danny Sullivan is leaving Search Engine Watch. If you aren’t familiar with Danny, he created Search Engine Watch and helped build it into the monster it is today.
source: Robert Clough
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Find out what article marketing is all about, and learn specific tips for getting the most out of your article production efforts, in this free 10-page PDF download called Traffic Building With Article Marketing:
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AdWords Wrapper is a free time saving tool that wraps keyword phrases in “quotation marks” (phrase match) and [square brackets] (exact match) for use in Google AdWords campaigns.
You simply copy your list of keywords, paste them into the AdWords Wrapper and it does all of the work for you!
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In a post on my discussion forum, Ralph Ruckman reveals a tip for getting traffic from Yahoo as well as getting new sites spidered and indexed. Here’s what he shared:
QUICK INDEXING Tip through Yahoo: Go to Yahoo! Answers and answer any questions you can that your website might offer information for or any other “help” related to the question. In the source box put your link to your site/blog. I do this with every one of my new sites. Less than 48 hrs I am in Yahoo.
When you go to Yahoo! Answers just use their search box. Use keywords from your blog/site and just read through the questions. When you come to one that’s open for anwering, just pop in there if it’s something your site can offer info on.
I get tons of “Best Answers” which gives you an extra 10 points. If I only knew what those points could be used for? That site must have some “really” good weight to it. Yahoo comes kicking down your door within a couple of days. I really don’t use it for backlinks though, mainly just for initial quick indexing to a blog.
Cool tip, Ralph - Thanks!
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The question was asked on WebmasterWorld, in regards to Link Development: Where do I begin when it comes to quality links?
If you have ANY questions about Link Development, that is the place to be
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It takes a little time for a brand new website to get indexed and established in the major search engines. That’s a well known fact. However, here are 2 easy ways to get your website in front of targeted search engine traffic (for free!) even before it gets indexed:
1) Write an article on your topic using a keyword phrase in the title, and submit it for reprint on other popular (established) websites. These websites generally have their new pages (including the one with your article on it) indexed and ranking well within a matter of 1-3 days. If your article is well written, and your keywords well targeted, you can funnel traffic straight into your new site using this method.
It’s a great way to “rank well” in the major search engines before your own (new) website is ranking at all
2) The same goes for popular (and frequently spidered) discussion forums in your target market. Without spamming, use keyword phrases in the title of your forum post. Not only are you gaining exposure on the forum itself, but if your post ranks well in the major search engines for a popular keyword phrase then you will benefit from the search engine traffic as well.
Both of these methods give you a means of exposure through the search engines before you own site is ranking well… And they also give you Inbound Links to your site, which in turn IS what helps you to get indexed and begin to rank well.
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Meta Tags? I thought Meta Tags were worthless?! Well, in regards to Search Engine Optimization they practically are… but let’s not forget we develop websites to attract human visitors!
The text in your Meta Description Tag will display in the search engine results under your hyperlinked title.
Including a compelling description in your Meta Tags can increase your click-through rate in the search engine results. Who cares if you rank #1… if everyone who does that search clicks on the #2 result because the description interests them more.
Stuffing your Title or Description with keywords does not read well, and won’t capture the searchers attention. Instead you want to mix a bit of Copywriting in with your SEO and come up with text that makes sense to your visitors - and that will encourage them to click through and then continue reading at your site.
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