These will increase your follower numbers...but it's the actual interaction that counts, NOT the number of followers you have.
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These will increase your follower numbers...but it's the actual interaction that counts, NOT the number of followers you have.
Do you really honestly think that the fingerprint feature will send data to the government? Really?!?
Being afraid to link out--that's exactly what Google wants, isn't it? If they're afraid to link out, then they'll only consider linking out to sites that they really trust.
Personally, I always...
In an effort to raise funds for the victims, Domain Boardroom and its members are sponsoring an auction on Elliot's blog, and ALL proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ Oklahoma City chapter,...
Or you could always use this plugin
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Called "hide my wordpress", it make sure that no one can ever tell that you're using...
You should be able to put extra security on the wp-login. For example, you can password protect your wp-admin folder.
Didn't they announce that a Penguin update was "coming soon" back in March at the SMX conference? And it still has yet to happen?
What you need is links to that blog post. When I post, within minutes I go out and create other blog posts--and create links and social media mentions of the blog post. That usually does the trick.
I prefer not to use an AdSense plugin at all. I would rather manually put in the code rather than rely on a plugin.
A plugin could theoretically automatically replace your adsense code with...
I wouldn't worry too much about directory submissions, bookmarks, articles, classifieds, etc. That's low quality, and an indication that you're just looking for "cheap" and "easy". Focus on creating...
zeena67, if you've verified your google authorship on your blog/site you can get paid by posting content on the site.
You can also sell text link ads (text-link-ads.com or linkworth.com) or you...
That's the type of links I want to build, too!
but you lost me on the "free or cheap" part.
Websites that have real traffic know they have the traffic--so those links won't be free or cheap.
I've been doing organic / natural SEO since 1996.
PRWeb.com has always been one of the main trusted Press Release sites.
I'm also really liking pressdoc at the moment, as well.
My resolution for this year? No new year's resolutions.
I have been charging anywhere from $10 to $50 for removal, depending on the site and who is doing the asking. I don't have any sites where you should be requesting a link removal--they're all...
Your best bet is not to use an iframe--just copy the source code of the page and set up separate hosting for it. If you use an iframe you won't have duplicate content issues...but I prefer to just...
Now, if we could just get them to quit adding bells and whistles and just make WordPress SEO-friendly out-of-the-box!
Don't you think that infographics are a little over-done now? Too many people are creating them. Perhaps it's time to move on since they're not as effective as they used to be...
Here you go:
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I'm not seeing too many sites (actually I have not seen any sites) who have verified authorship that are spammy or "low quality".
OK, so Google decides to go after (and penalize) sites that have participated (by posting a paid article on their blog). How could they identify whether or not a site was participating or not?...
I would definitely create google accts for all of those pen names.
Blog commenting on existing posts that rank number 1 or number 2 for a high value keyword is a decent traffic strategy--especially given the lack of cost.
You're right, TopDogger.
Google would have to figure out a way to detect those sites, though. The authors are already transparent, and I'm not sure if a review would work. Would be interesting if...
So, wouldn't it make sense to go after targeted traffic? Perhaps find an author that writes on your subject and get an article written or content written? With an included link to your site?
iowadawg, I"m not sure if you completely understand it. You're actually paying for someone who has a bunch of followers to write an article about your site and link to you--you're not promoting them....
We're all used to buying text link ads--which have been around for years now.
TextLinkAds | The Leader in Text Link Search Engine Optimization
LinkWorth | Search Engine Marketing - Text Link...
Based on what I"m seeing, sites that have claimed authorship are ranking better--and people are clicking a whole lot more on search results that include an image. So while technically a +1 may not...
It depends on if it is a local business site or a more 'general' topic. Links are still the way to go, combined with the power of bringing people to your site via social media links.
I have several Exact Match Domain names that were previously on the bottom of the first page--that are now ranking either in the top 3 or actually #1 due to this change. In fact, there are a few that...
If you're not using a CMS with a theme/template (such as WordPress), then Dreamweaver really is the way to go.
When you refer to off-page SEO, you typically refer to link building--finding quality backlinks from other web sites that are on-topic to your site and asking them to link to your site.
At this point, it's really pretty easy to get this done. All you have to do is link to your site from your Google+ Profile. There's a place to add those links. Then, link your site back to your...
To recover from Google Panda, you'll want to start with your analytics. Take a look at all the content that people are visiting--and then find the pages that do NOT have many pageviews (or even none...
You'll have the best results from press releases if the content is something that's "newsworthy". And, be willing to pay for distribution. PRWeb.com is good, as well as PRNewswire.com and...
Actually, most likely not. If it's autoblogged, most likely Google will not end up indexing it. They're getting better and better at detecting duplicate content and low-quality content, especially...
If you have a blog, then you most likely have an RSS feed. Besides using a tool to help you submit your blog's rss feed, there are tools out there to ping your blog's feed.
You may also want to...
Welcome to netbuilders, Stacy. It's good to have someone a web hosting company here to provide another perspective.
Take a look at the diversity of the anchor text links to your site. You'll want to make sure that your link profile is "natural" and not full of over-optimized anchor text. Having some blog comments...
Focusing on quality, on-topic links has never been more important. Building a brand and adding quality content to your site that gets shared is important, as well.
SEO Overflow actually has a...
You might try using LeadRefs - Making the right call which is a site that will find leads (potential buyers) for your domains. I've found quite a few there, and sold directly to the end users.
I actually have a spreadsheet that has a lot of data on the domains, including:
status (developed, parked, etc)
main keyword phrase
Actually, if the site is live and has content than a simple "this website is for sale" linking to a new landing page on the site should be enough. There are plenty of people who search for 'website...
oxuro, what topic(s) are the site? I wouldn't want any of my sites linked from off-topic sites.
Congrats, Rob. If there's anything I can ever do to help, let me know.
You might try to list the sites on Flippa.com, there are a lot of people looking to buy sites on there.
If you are relying on AdSense or even an affiliate program as your sole income from a website, than you probably don't have very good business model for your site.
There are other ways of...
It really depends on the amount of the purchase. If it's over a few hundred dollars, then you might consider using an escrow service like escrow.com, who is very familiar with domain buying and...
I have a few travel sites. Feel free to send me a PM.
I agree, although there still are a few token directories out there that are still worth submitting to--Yahoo Directory, Botw.org., dmoz.org, etc.
I've tried Google Drive, and it's a lot like Google Docs. The only problem I have is that you can only upload single files, and not one entire folder at a time.
If the link is shortened, then most likely it is going to do a 301 redirect (which most URL shorteners use). So, you're inevitably going to lose PR through that link.
As far as I know, you don't need to park the domain as SEDO in order to list it.
I would also list on Godaddy, as well. I have had pretty good luck with their domain auction listings, as well. If...
bogart, where have you seen the 30 percent number? I've done some testing and am seeing about 15 percent link juice loss through 301s, but that was a while back.
It looks like they're all at namecheap.com. Correct?
Do any of them have backlinks?
Adobe is actually offering a download of CS6 Beta here:
Download Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta - Adobe Labs
That list is out-dated, for example you have Propeller.com on the list and Propeller has not existed for several years now.
Keep in mind that if you have already "set your location" in Google search then Google will still know your location: even though you're browsing in Chrome in "incognito mode".
Welcome, Bob. Glad you're here.
So, how do you think Google is determining whether an article is low-quality or not? Certainly, they can look at issues like duplicate content (which would be one indication). But, what about...
This is exactly why I have certain sites that have no ads on them at all, no AdSense or any other type of ad. Don't want to sacrifice ad revenue for SEO.
When you have an iframe, you're not really creating new pages of content. You're "framing" some other web page.
Every page on your site should be unique--so you should not be "framing" some other...
I've dealt with them from time to time, I have a few links that I've sold in the past year with MoreDigital.com.
True, you'll need to get followers who will be interested in what you're posting about. Not bots.
You might want to look at Refollow.com, a site that allows you to manage your followers and those...
Majestic SEO has their own crawler, and their historic index is updated daily.
There are some blackhat techniques that are "okay" and some others are not. Which technique(s) are you referring to?
Google is just faster and more aggressive about crawling. I'm using cloudflare on a few sites, also, and it has really helped me, as well.
Thanks, I have a bunch of links that I could add to the directory. Do you require a reciprocal link?
I use Majestic SEO, they have a Site Explorer. Majestic has the most accurate data.
Also, Open Site Explorer, as well.
You should probably add SEM Rush and Majestic SEO on there, as well.
I've decided not to renew these, they expire on Jan 22nd.
$29 each if you'd like them.
Payment via paypal only, please.
Domains are at Godaddy for an easy push to your Godaddy account.
They are getting past the math question, using an automated program. There are scripts out there that do that.
You might try another form of captcha.
Welcome to Netbuilders, neelmackenzie!
It's been updated, but I haven't checked in a while, so I cannot confirm this latest update.
Here's what I've learned:
If you have a good keyword rich domain name, you can contact the site owners who are ranking on 2nd and 3rd page of the search results and tell them about the domain...
Really, your alternative now is to own your own sites that you have complete control over.
I agree, mediumcube. I personally try to stay away from trademarks.
You can still use dailychanges.com to find domain names, especially ones that have been deleted recently.
Yeah, but they forgot one:
presidentstolemygirlfriend.com is available for hand reg. I personally sometimes forget "the".
So, if someone were to register the domain without "the" there might be...
I agree, if someone doesn't register it then I might just have to take it for myself. ;)
Sounds to me more like a scraper script/scraper/MFA site. Exactly what Google doesn't want.
How about building a niche site with unique content and articles--and building a site that users want to...
It looks like Warner Brothers registered 3 domain names in the past 24 hours:
Warnerbros.com - Recent name server activity - DailyChanges.com
But, one of them looks like a typo. Did someone...
Take a look at refollow.com, I've been using their service for at least a year or so now to manage followers.
I find other people who have a lot of followers who may be interested in following...
Yeah, it's not live yet. But apparently will be a free tool?
MajesticSEO just recently released a list of Google's strongest backlinks:
Google’s Strongest Current Backlinks | Majestic SEO Blog
You can actually download the entire list of all of Google's...
Domain Appraisal for Notifying.Net
Privater.Net - Epik says $0
Domain Appraisal for Privater.Net
When I think of quality content, I actually first think of whether or not someone interested in the subject will find it interesting enough to read.
Is it interesting enough (and "quality" enough)...
Thanks for the update, merlynridinger. Looks like the best bet now is to put your money into Facebook ads and then get people to "like" your page that way.
The cost was $2 per article, and I had to give them the money via paypal first...which isn't really a problem because I tested it out with 15 articles and $30.
So far, after receiving the majority...
Sorry, I'm looking for something that will make me $100,000 a month without really having to do anything. $12,000 a month is just not enough for me and my family to survive.
Yeah, there's really no need to "submit to search engines" anymore. But, you can send out/ping your RSS feeds, which may help.
Adding fresh content on a regular basis, and adding the content to...
I recently added a request for 15 new articles on iWriter.com, and so far have had pretty good results with the first article I received there.
Has anyone else tried iWriter, would you care to...
I've been paying attention a bit more to my klout score, especially since I've been able to raise it consistently over the past month or so.
Generally speaking, I don't this is an issue. Google compares one full web page to another page, so even if there are quotes on a page the entire page will most likely be at least 40 percent unique...
Guru.com is good, you may also want to look at CraigsList, as there are a lot of people who post on there, as well.
bogart is right, it doesn't matter how many sites you build. I would, though, make sure that you're providing enough good quality, unique content on each site.
There really is no need to submit anymore, like people have mentioned. But, it does help to refresh/re-update your content on a regular basis.
I have an updated estimate--I would update the value of this domain to about $150
Domain Appraisal for SouthParkForums.com
If the main keyword for the site is available in the exact match, then I would definitely register it and use that.
So far, Google+ is still lacking business pages, and hopefully they'll get that part up and running sooner than later.
I am not a real big fan of third party commenting systems. I would rather have the content on my own site, and let other people add that content. In most cases, I don't mind moderating the comments...
I thought I would try something different, let's start a thread for Google +1s. I would be happy to exchange a few Google +1s on your site if you would be willing to do the same.
This is a Google...
If you really care about the domain name, then I would register it for more than a year. I have a few domains that I've registered for 10+ years.
Some people have said that registering a domain...
I use the Majestic SEO service at Majestic SEO: Site Explorer.
Also, the linkdomain:site.com -site.com search still works at Yahoo! Singapore and is not redirected to Site Explorer. So, you can...
Interesting acquisition, I suspect that they're going to continue to buy more companies like this. They need more reviews in their Google Places, for example.
As far as I know, the Google Wonderwheel has been removed, so it's no longer accessible.
Your own domain name is definitely key. I wouldn't waste my time building a blog and building links to a blog on someone else's domain.
Also, you have to build links to every blog post--not just...
OR just place a backorder on the domains that you like.
You might also consider just removing ALL...
About one more day on these auctions, if you get one of the sites I may be able to give you the current content on the domain (if there is any). Just get in touch with me and ask.
I agree, it should be spread out over time.
But, another alternative is to use this service if you have a new blog post to promote. If you were to post it, add it to a few social sites and then +1...
From what I recall, Wordpress' comment tags are nofollow by default.
When I add links to a blog post or to a page, I usually just edit them directly in the html to add/remove the nofollow.
I'm selling 24 keyword rich domain names on Godaddy's auctions this week. I brought the initial bid price down to $29 each. There are definitely some great bargains. Some had websites, have "age" and...
I agree, those sites are pretty much useless now and are not accurate. I do like to keep an eye on Alexa Hot URLs, though, from time to time.
Alexa Internet - What's Hot
Depending on the URL, it might make sense to actually create pages on those URLs with content...so that those are not errors. If the URL has links, you're going to have more benefit from them if you...
Here are a few ways to monetize a site:
- sell text links
- sell banner ads
- Google AdSense ads
- other contextual links (there are several adsense competitors)
- offer something to download...
I'm personally kind of tired of the ridiculous amount of "upsells" that Godaddy does when you try to buy a domain. No, I don't need hosting or email or shopping cart services. Just give me my domain.
You could also keep the photo the same size, but add a border around it, maybe a border that matches the color the background, behind the photo?
Godaddy does, from time to time, offer $1 domain names, but it's tough to find them and hear about them. You might also try namecheap, which is pretty inexpensive, as well.
I agree, from my experience, those 10,000 visitors are actually bots--and not actual real people.
There may be a situation where a site might want to buy this sort of traffic to get their Alexa...
You say link building starts at $49. What does one actually get for $49?
Because of duplicate content issues, I would do categories OR tags. I wouldn't do both. There is no problem with tag clouds--they're not spammy at all in most cases.
So, hazelnice, how would YOU go about choosing a site that has high credibility?
I've bought domains from Godaddy, but seriously you need to research them first. Using something like Freshdrop.net is going to help you analyze the domain auctions--and then find the domains you...
I think you probably mean "WTS" and not "WTB", as it appears that your self-promotional post is wanting to sell services, not buy them. Unless, your company needs some SEO Advice, I would be happy to...
I would definitely try to speak with at least a few existing clients. Just like doing business with someone who is going to remodel your home, or even put a new roof on your home, you'd want to speak...
That's also why I put a watermark and my domain name in the corner of the photo, people can copy/paste photos but they aren't as savvy when it comes to editing a photo.
I'm no so worried too much...
I agree with hazelnice, if you're just going out and getting a bunch of profile links and not actively getting links to your profile (by posting, submitting, etc.) then it's pretty much useless spam.
I agree with aayati, it's helpful to link to other posts if it's going to help the user. I wouldn't over do it, though. I also see some value in linking out to other good sites, like linking out to...
If you're talking about optimizing images for page load speed, then it can be more of a usability factor--faster load times mean happier website visitors (which could impact rankings).
It's definitely possible, if you have a few things:
- the ability to write unique content
- content that other people find useful.
The monetization part is fairly easy. It's the content...
Epik has a decent appraisal on it:
Domain Appraisal for AsiaArticle.Com
Their appraisal is $1716, and I would say that is more likely if the site is developed with unique content.
I'm looking for someone to write articles about how to "do something" in Google+ Plus. If you do not have a Google+ account, let me know via PM and I may able to get you an invite.
I am looking...
Yeah, definitely exaggerated a bit. But I'm sure there's a lot of bandwidth that they're going through every day to keep up with it all.
Google's tool really is only an estimate--they don't want people mining the data. If you want the real numbers then you have to use MSN AdCenter data.
Just goes to show that you need to have a backup copy of your site. If the site goes down and you have a backup, then you should be able to easily restore it elsewhere on a new server at another web...
Google should definitely encourage more Americans to get online. That will only grow their business. US is lacking when it comes to the percentage of people who are online--many countries have more...
I agree with Andy101, you definitely should post the article on your site first and get some links to it so it's indexed first--then allow others to post it all they want.
I agree, Arlind. I am not seeing rankings for EMD domains going down at all. In fact, some of the sites I own have actually gone up recently.
I always *ALWAYS* use absolute URLs when linking internally on a site and NEVER use relative URLs.
Always use absolute links whenever you can. If you use relative links you can suddenly lose all...
Great name, Epik has it appraised at over $13,000
Domain Appraisal for WritingBlog.com
It was only time until Google started charging for this. It's part of an AdWords ad and they gave it away for free--I expected them to start charging at some point. Same with phone numbers, as well.
Actually not. Just like others are saying, Google didn't do much to change the rankings for exact match keyword .COMs. In fact, One of my sites that I have that is a one-page site sitting on a...
No, they won't. It may boost your numbers so it looks like you've got more Facebook Likes, but in the long run it will not get you what you really need and want: more customers. So, instead of...
I've only had experience with domains/sites that have been banned in Google's organic search--which I have been lucky enough to get back into the index.
If it's any help, I have heard through a few different sources, that Facebook is working on a competitor to Google AdSense. I don't know the exact timing, but I would expect it sooner than later.
I try to stay away from iframes, especially if I own both sites. If you are using PHP or Wordpress, you can use a PHP "Include" to include the content on multiple sites. I usually set up a text file...
I totally agree, I would definitely keep adding fresh content on a regular basis, and getting as many links to those new articles as you can. Personally, I actually write blog posts that link to the...
Great idea, I'll think I will try that. But, not sure yet what I need to offer, though.
Also, you'll have to register/pay for the domain at Namecheap before it can be transferred over to namecheap.
Thanks AntonCim, that's what I initially thought. Certainly it will take time with quality content, but I have seen some businesses out there that have over 20,000 "likes" and they just don't seem to...
Wikipedia is usually not a competitor, so even if Wikipedia does rank above my site then I usually just overlook it. I mean, they can't buy anything on wikipedia, and people know what it is...so they...
Great suggestion, thanks Aziz. I'll do that.
I totally agree with you, most likely if you bought Facebook "Likes" you would end up with a bunch of Fake Facebook profiles that were set up by some bot. So, what you're saying is that offering a...
To be honest with you, I have not noticed much after the algorithm change. In fact, I have noticed an increase in traffic and rankings, maybe that's due to the fact that I always social bookmark blog...
I have a few Facebook business pages that need more people to "Like" the page.
Certainly you can get more by buying Facebook likes, it looks like the going rate is $59 US dollars for 1000 "likes"...
I can't see Google putting much weight into it or "counting it" much. It will be helpful if you are logged into Google, but that' about it.
In my opinion, Google is always going to be using links, as well as site references, and now "google plus one" as a ranking factor. How much they give to each factor will really depend, and that will...
Exactly my thoughts. The domain name itself, if it is a good keyword rich domain, may have value, but whenever you add the site you have to add the revenue part of the equation.
If you're putting content on a hyphenated domain, then keep in mind that you're potentially giving traffic to the non-hyphenated domain. People may forget to put the hyphen in when they go directly...
It doesn't take a lot of time. You just have to create the right content, and be able to share that content with others who are going to link to it and like it.
Once you find the people who will...
People add links to their tweets, but after a period of time wouldn't those links just go away (rather quickly)?
Most likely if your website is in Japanese, then people who speak another language (English, for example), would probably not link to it, simply because they can't read it.
You might want to...
Welcome to Net Builders, snoopninja.
You might also try CamStudio, which is the free open source alternative to Camtasia Studio.
I've been using Freshdrop.net for a while now, have found some great domains.
wow, sorry I missed these.
Good idea, I would definitely do some keyword research before you name your company. This way you incorporate your most important keywords into your domain name, into your brand, and your seo...
I would also concentrate on getting links not to just your home page but to also those specific pages (deep links) on your site, as well.
No, it's definitely not okay to hide the form. If you're going to do something like that to stop automated submissions then at least put a captcha on there.
if you are concerned over any of the clicks, I would get in touch with Google AdSense support and alert them. Better safe than sorry.
It's better to ask Google about it.
Traffic Exchange and Banner Rotation is Soooo 1990s. I remember when I used to do traffic exchanges and banner rotation back in 1997.
I wouldn't necessarily choose Godaddy at this point, there are other registrars out there. I have a bunch of domains still over at Dotster, and I have never had an issue.
In any case, you need to...
Makes sense, Google only counts the first link to a URL on a page. Bing.com does count both links.
How much are you asking for the site?
Yes, I would definitely use Google Custom Search for that.
ddesigns has not named a price, just given the estibot appraisal price. Price and appraisal are completely different.
ddesigns, how much are you asking for the domain?
Turns out that the blog post you're referring to was actually posted today (the Russian one) and most likely after I posted my blog post (and they saw it). It has a Jan 14 date. it's showing as a...
I'm sure VIP WordPress costs a lot. But it certainly can be done.
The real question is whether or not you have to rely on a database or you can generate static pages and serve them up that way. I...
Really? Actually, CNN.com and TechCrunch uses WordPress. I tend to disagree a bit. It's just fine for large sites.
Consider how often those posts/pages change, though. If people will comment on...
So, I have spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out why this Beerby.com/a is ranking for "cake central" on Google.
If you search Google for:
You will find that Beerby ranks...
.htaccess is a server file, and really can only be "seen" by the server or the website owner.
robots.txt is a public file that anyone, mainly search engines, can see.
Try using something like Crazy Egg to see where in fact people are clicking on your blog (it tracks the clicks by pixels and provides a heatmap). That way you'll see exactly where you need put...
Thanks for the info, I'm now going to go register my more important domains for 3 years and see if that helps.
The real question here, though, is whether it has to be 5 years or not. Have you tested it with 4 years or 3 years? Is the "magic number" 5 years or more?
Thanks for all the tips, so far this is what we have:
- add outgoing links to authority sites
- renew domain for 5+ years
- link your sites together
- Get a faster server
- Tweak your sites to...
Thanks, now you have gotten me that extra push to force me to create some infographics for myself.
Generally, they shouldn't get a penalty. I would make sure that you use the links wisely, though, like put the links in the middle of the content or towards the top of the page, if possible.
Great, thanks Mike-XS, I'll try those scripts.
I have OptiSpider, which seems to do a great job, but it doesn't grab the meta description tags.
Here's another small thing:
I looked at the images on my pages and made sure they had alt tags that included my keywords for that page.
Makes sense to me, especially with IPs becoming more difficult to get. I still would prefer to keep things more anonymous, though, by spreading it out over a few servers on different class C blocks...
I'm looking for a tool (either a script or something I can run locally on my laptop) that will crawl an entire website and give me this info on all pages on the site:
Great idea, hadn't thought about that.
Might even set up a Google alert for that, as well.
yeah, definitely experience and luck.
Now that I think about it, another small thing that I did that made a huge difference was that I added the RSS feeds of my sites on my other sites. So, when you go to domainA.com it has the rss feed...
Don't forget about Google. You might try a keyword search like this:
keyword "domain for sale"
keyword "site for sale"
keyword "website for sale"
There really isn't such a thing as a free domain name. All domain names must be registered by someone, and there is a cost, which varies, it typically starts at about $8 per domain. Then, of course,...
Even if some of your sites are totally off-topic?
I think it should be a combination of a certain number of posts along with a certain number of "thanks" given. You have to contribute something that other members feel is helpful.