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How to Build a Free Blog Network for SEO

This is a training video for how to build a private SEO network for free and dominate rankings! This is a free alternative to building a high PR blog network. Enjoy…

Video transcript for quick reference or reading along:

Welcome back to another edition of BAM internet marketing training. Today we are going to be talking about building private networks for SEO dominance, and how to build them for free.

Link building for search engine optimization purposes has become increasing difficult in recent years with all the Google updates and penalties they are handing out in their newly waged war on links. Quite frankly they’ve made it a pain in the ass.

But it can still be done and still needs to be done if you ever want to have any real SEO success. And doing it this way still works very well and is much safer than just about every other link building strategy out there.

First, let’s talk a little about why these private networks work and the reasons for building them for SEO purposes…

* How it works:

When one site links to another site it transfers “link juice” to that site. That in turn increases its rank in Google. However, not only does the link juice go to the initial site, it also goes to all the sites the initial site is linking to.

For example; 1000 links go to a website. That website then links to your site. The power of those 1000 links is then transferred from the middle site to your site. The power is slightly diminished but so are the risks of direct linking.

To summarize, if a site links to your site, you not only gain juice from that link, but you also gain juice from the links pointing to that site.

* The Reason for Buffer Network Sites:

You might be wondering… Why not just send all of the links to your main site?

Well, the main reason is simply because Google hates that – A LOT. In fact, sending a ton of links to your site quickly is just asking for a penalty that would completely wipe out all your SEO efforts and kill your site overnight! It can work very well for a short time, but eventually it would catch up with you and get you penalized.

This is why instead of linking directly to your site, you build mass amount of links pointing to buffer sites that then link to your site. This way you gain all the juice without risking a red flag in Google as explained above.

* How the Networks Are Built

Building each network is pretty simple and straightforward. Here’s how to do it…

1) Create accounts on various blogging platforms and web 2.0 sites to be used for the properties… blogger, wordpress, tumblr, Squidoo, livejournal, blinkweb, weebly, ezinearticles, wiki sites, etc… there’s a ton of them out there.

I recommend not using the same ones over and over again. You have so many options that it’s good to randomly use different ones for each network site so you don’t leave a footprint and you lower your risk in case any of them ever shut down or anything else.

2) Write content articles and make the sites relevant to yours. Anywhere between 300-500 words is fine. At least one article per site. The more the better for stickiness. Write them yourself if you are going for the totally free route. Or I recommend iwriter for purchasing good articles for this at great prices if you don’t mind spending a little money.

3) Build the sites you created in step 1 using the articles you have written in step 2. You will be building 5 sites on tier one that will link directly to your money site, and 10 sites on tier two that will link to each other and to tier one. All links are one-way and everything flows towards your site at the top.

4) Create a short video and upload to youtube with a link to your site. This doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. It can be a slideshow of pictures related to the niche or just you sitting in front of your webcam saying a couple paragraphs about the money site. 30 seconds is fine. That will link directly to your website in the description.

5) Send mass links to the 2nd tier so the juice will be transferred through to your site and also to the youtube video. This can be done through…

  • Article Submissions
  • Directory Submissions
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Blog Comments
  • Forum Profiles
  • Press Releases
  • Videos
  • Photo Sharing
  • Wikis
  • Microblogs
  • Trackbacks
  • Document Sharing
  • Web 2.0 Properties

…and many more!

It can be done manually and therefore completely free but it will take you a lot of time and effort. I recommend using something like GSA or SEnuke to save a ton of time by doing it automatically.

Obviously there is quite a bit of work that goes into each step above. This is just the simplified overview of how it is basically done. I’m not going in-depth on each step due to the fact that it would take quite a while to explain it all and this video would end up being really long. However, if you want more information just get in contact with me and I will be happy to discuss it with you.

This works really well for local SEO clients especially and lower competition keywords. I’ve seen it work for medium to a bit harder keywords as well. And the best part is that over time the network sites themselves also start to rank. So not only do you get high rankings for your own site but you also bump some of your competitors down as you take over more spots on the first page with your mini-network sites.

I’ve been using this strategy for a couple years now and it has worked very well, and still is today. So give it a shot right now. You can thank me later for your newfound SEO success and all the money you are making!

Posted in SEO

Top Tips For Multilingual Keyword Research

Keywords have always been an integral part of a website’s functionality and visibility, helping to draw searchers to a company’s online world. When going global with several multilingual websites it is important to tailor the keyword research and optimization strategy to each language in question.

Simply translating what already works, usually from English, rarely achieves the best results. The terms people use to search vary from language to language (naturally), as well as from culture to culture. Investing time in researching and understanding your new customers’ keyword preferences and their culture will maximize your website’s search engine optimization (SEO) and ensure it is attracting traffic.

So How Do Keywords Work?
Keywords match the content in a website with the terms or phrases being used in search engines. As people search for a particular product or service, the websites best matching the ‘search criteria’ are listed, with the most relevant (and best optimized) appearing first.

Naturally, every website wants to be at the top of that search list (search engine results page, or SERP) and getting there requires a combination of different SEO strategies. Working the right keywords into a website’s copy is the cheapest and most effective way to increase online presence, and it applies to all websites in all languages.

Choosing The ‘Right’ Keywords
The process of identifying the ‘right’ keywords for a website can seem counter-intuitive. Rather than using technical product terminology, people tend to search the web in more day-to-day terms.

Online tools, such as Google AdWords, are great for identifying key search terms. A search for specialist tea, for example, brings up 1,300 hits; however, a search for fancy tea brings up 6,600. Where Google AdWords excels is in pointing out that special tea – not a million miles away from the first search – produces over 18,000 searches. Making the tiniest of tweaks to a website’s copy can have an impressive impact on a website’s SEO.

Google AdWords is also great for identifying market competition. Despite being almost three times as popular in searches, special tea has less than half the amount of competition that fancy tea does; so which phrase would a tea vendor best use on their website? And the principle can apply to any sector or topic; knowing how consumers search is just as important as giving them the content they want when they get to your website.

Multilingual Keywords
Exactly the same principles apply when creating a website in another language. Working with a professional localization and internet marketing agency is worth every cent and highly recommended. Simply translating a crib-sheet of English keywords is not enough, and foreign language internet marketing agencies provide the vital cultural insight and the language skills needed to guarantee optimization across all your target languages.

Key phrases can even vary between countries sharing a common language. For example, in Spain, coche is commonly used for car, whereas in Latin America, it is used for a baby-stroller. Losing potential business for such a simple mistake can be a major optimization problem.

Current and Creative Content
Keeping your website content creative and up-to-date is a given for any successful website. Blogs and news sections are great avenues to keep the website current, as well as to boost its SEO. Keep abreast of issues both internationally and locally (in the target cultures), and work the relevant keywords into topical articles; their currency helps the website’s search engine rank position and the keywords help to attract interested consumers.

Other Important Keyword Rules
Once the ‘right’ keywords have been identified, they should be incorporated throughout the website. Google prefers a keyword density of around two to four percent, so apply the power of one to your keywords; once in the title, once in the description, and once or twice within the article…and in the URL as well. But as with everything, less is more – you should aim to optimize each web page for no more than two keywords. Articles that read like a hit-list of keywords are not only boring for readers, but can be flagged-up by search engines as spam.

Honing the content of your website through a few simple language choices can truly maximize its search engine performance, and the effects can be seen surprisingly quickly!

Posted in SEO

The Internet Marketing King is Back!

For the few of you who haven’t already noticed, the king of internet marketing, Grizzly Brears, is back in full force! After several months of not posting on any of his main make money online blogs and a couple years since any real regular updates, plus getting one very popular blog deleted recently, he now has 3 blogs he has been writing on the past month or so.

* GrizzlyBrears.com – His newest one that contains all the old posts from his highly popular “Make Money Online for Beginners” blog that was recently deleted. There’s a ton of great information here already and I am sure more will be added over time.

* InternetMarketingLessons.ca – Another new one that I know will grow to become an incredible resource.

* MakeMoneyOnlineGrizzly.com – This is one of his older blogs but he has finally started updating it again.

I know a lot about internet business and SEO but he puts me to shame. I’ve learned more about internet marketing, blogging, search engine optimization, and making money online from him than I have from everyone else combined in the almost 8 years I have been an online marketer.

He has been truly missed by me and many others. Let’s hope he sticks around this time!

Posted in Internet Marketing, Make Money Online, SEO

How to Use SEO to Your Advantage

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a fancy term for a very simple concept – getting high rankings in the internet search engines to gain lots of free targeted traffic from them. It’s a very important internet marketing strategy. Utilizing keywords in your website content is one of the first steps for getting high rankings in the top search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. However, improper use of SEO terms can actually have a damaging effect on your website’s ranking on these search engines. Here are some tips to keep in mind…

Have Valuable Content

Search engines prefer to pick up content that has been written by a human instead of being pre-generated by a computer. You want to write content that not only contains the proper keywords, but also contains actual value for your readers. This not only gets the visitors to your website to stay longer, but it also gets you a higher ranking in search engine listings.

You don’t want to overdo it with SEO terms either. Every page on your website should stick to one general topic so that you can plan out two or three keyword phrases that would best describe the topic. Look at the most frequently used search terms for your topic in order to get the best possible SEO keywords to use in your content. Having multiple web pages with various related keyword phrases for each can help you to spread your presence on search engines and help your visitors find the information they are looking for.

Links and Title Tags

Often, people tend to forget about the other areas of a website that can have an effect on their rankings. The words you use when creating a link are often picked up by search engines as being keywords for your site. Use your SEO keywords in links to improve your search engine rank. Linking to other parts of your site can also improve your overall traffic.

The title at the top of a website is known as the title tag for that page. Adding keywords to your title tag is another good way to optimize your website for search engines. Your title tags will double as a description of your website for search engine listings, so you want to make sure they contain the best keywords and a solid explanation of the page’s content.

Know Your Visitors

Web sites receive visits from people from all around the world, which is why seo writers need to utilize multiple keyword phrases to get the best search engine results. Not every person searches for something using the same vocabulary. You must know who your target market is so that you can better plan your SEO keywords to target the demographic. Using social tools like polls, forums and other interactive venues can help you get feedback from your audience as well as provide entertainment that will keep them coming back after their initial visit.

You can often use programs to track your site visitors in order to see which days you have the most traffic, which search terms have the most hits and where most of your website’s visitors are coming from. By using this data, you can plan your content accordingly to achieve the best results possible.

SEO keywords can help you to attract more visitors to your website via the most popular search engines. The trick to using them is to have valuable content and to insert two to three keyword phrases naturally in to every web page. Links and tags also have an effect on your rankings, so be aware of how you use them. It is important to learn about the people who are visiting your website and plan your SEO content accordingly.

Posted in SEO

Using Web 2.0 Sites in Your Link Building Strategy

A basic definition of a “web 2.0 site” is as a website that is not static and allows users to interact with each other as well as contribute to the website’s content instead of passively viewing the information. Some examples include; social bookmarking sites, social networking sites, web based communities, wikis, blogs, video sharing sites, and more.

These Web 2.0 sites offer great opportunities to use them as part of your link building strategy for your own website or blog. It’s well known in the internet marketing world that building links to your site will help with your search engine rankings and bring you a lot more traffic. It’s also no secret that you should diversify your backlinks instead of using just one or two strategies. That’s where these web 2.0 properties can come into play.

There are virtually endless ways to use these sites to help boost the rankings of your own site, and below are a few good ideas to get you started:

1) Squidoo Lenses

Squidoo.com is a very popular place for sharing information through the creation of mini-sites called “lenses” and it is one of the most popular web 2.0 sites. A lens is a one-page website on a specific topic. On that page you can add relevant articles, embed videos, photos, products, and all sorts of other things. Of course, you can also post links back to your own website or blog.

They don’t allow all topics so check to be sure your topic is allowed before you get too far into creating a lens. If it is, create as many lenses as you like, each of them sharing good information along with links back to your website and/or blog.

2) Hubpages

Hubpages.com is another extremely popular web 2.0 site that allows you to create one-page websites but they are called “hubs” instead of lenses, and they aren’t as flexible as Squidoo. Hubpages requires you to use 100% unique content – you can’t use previously published articles or PLR content. What you can do is rewrite your articles so they are basically brand new, or pay a writer to do it for you if you don’t have the time. You are allowed to put links back to your own sites but do it in moderation.

3) Blogs

You might already have a blog but there are many different blogging platforms where you can create more of them to use in your link building efforts. Blogs are typically considered to be web 2.0 properties and you can use them for creating plenty of backlinks to your main website/blog. Some free platforms you can use are wordpress.com, blogger.com, livejournal.com, blog.com, xanga.com, and many others. The most common approach for this type of web 2.0 property is to regularly keep adding fresh content, and have relevant links leading back to your own website or main blog.

Private label rights (PLR) content also works well to help keep these blogs active. You can either modify the content to make it more unique, or simply use it as-is. But I do recommend re-writing it at least a little bit. If the content includes keyword phrases that go along with your topic, turn them into anchor text and link them back to your main sites.

You can also use free reprint articles by other people. Simply go to an article directory like ezinearticles.com, goarticles.com, or articlecity.com and pick a few articles that go along with your topic. Post one or more articles a day, including a link back to your site in the post. Be sure to keep the original author’s bio box with a live link to their site – you aren’t trying to steal the content, only use it to keep your blogs active, which is perfectly fine.

Okay, now you have 3 ways to use web 2.0 sites in your link building strategy. Start with those above and then expand into some of the countless other web 2.0 properties that are out there just waiting for you to use them.

Posted in SEO
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