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#1 SCOBAHCAN

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:50 AM

Hi


1 - Tell me .. if I was to put a lot of links to other websites on in my site without them
linking back to me - would that help me or not ? (In other words. I would go let's
say on to the Internet and get sites that have something in common with my site).

2 - I was thinking about using Google adwords to help in promoting my site. Any
opinions or suggestions as far as implementing it is concerned ?

3 - Do you have any suggestions to give me on the best places to advertise and some of
the more profitable places to advertise in ?

4 - I do know that both links, and content are very important in promoting a site, what
else is important and is there anything else that I can do to help get my site in the
first 10 searches of search engines like Google and Yahoo.

5 - As far as submitting my site to search engines directories and any other worth while
places - how frequently should I submit them ?


Thank you Craig


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#2 Rodav

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:22 PM

Hi Craig,

I'll try give you a few general answers, if you have any other questions feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them.

1: Linking out to some sites is good in moderation especially to sites that relate to your own. So if you had a site offering landscape gardening services you could link to sites about plants, flowers, garden centres or similar in the locality. If these are established trustworthy sites all the better. Don't link out to spammy sites, it would look a bit odd if a landscaping website was linking to a site selling generic viagra. As Google says "avoid linking to bad neighborhoods".

2: Using AdWords can be beneficial for your site, if you aren't sure how to run your campaign you could always contact a Google Advertising Professional (individual or company who passed an exam from Google and met with other certain requirements).

3: It's hard to answer that without knowing what your site is about, you might like to pay some high ranking sites in your niche for direct links to your site, although Google frowns on this, it can give your site a great boost in search rankings and hopefully send some traffic your way too.

4: You need to try optimize your site, figure out what keywords you want to rank for, adding them into your <h1> and <h2> tags and frequently throughout your site, using alt text for your images, etc...etc.

5: Personally I never submit my sites to search engines, if you can get a link or two from a website already indexed, the search engines spiders will crawl the sites and index yours eventually. Directories yes, but just the once is enough usually.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:59 PM

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1 - Tell me .. if I was to put a lot of links to other websites on in my site without them
linking back to me - would that help me or not ? (In other words. I would go let's
say on to the Internet and get sites that have something in common with my site).


A: What would work better than finding random links like that is to spend some time writing unique content for your site. Unique content is always a very good way to get people and the search engines to notice your site.

2 - I was thinking about using Google adwords to help in promoting my site. Any
opinions or suggestions as far as implementing it is concerned ?


A: This can definitely help drive people to your site. You should make sure you site is up and running exactly how you want it before you send lots of people to it. A good quality site will be sure to earn you return visitors.

3 - Do you have any suggestions to give me on the best places to advertise and some of
the more profitable places to advertise in ?


A: Here are some of the things I do: Put your link in your forum signature and join forums related to the topic of your site. If your site is about boats then join boating forums and offer your expertise to the people there.

4 - I do know that both links, and content are very important in promoting a site, what
else is important and is there anything else that I can do to help get my site in the
first 10 searches of search engines like Google and Yahoo.


A: To help promote you could use services like Google Sitemaps and Google Analytics (to help see where people are coming from). Google, MSN, and Yahoo! all have sitemap services that tell their search spiders where your sites are. Just type in Google Sitemaps in to a Google search and you'll find out plenty :flowers: It can be very difficult to get your site into the top 10. You need to pick which keywords you want to rank in. Say if you have a pleasure boating site you will probably have a hard time getting on the front page for "pleasure boating" but you might be able to get in the top 10 for something like "pleasure boating around Miami". You have to pick your target keywords.

5 - As far as submitting my site to search engines directories and any other worth while
places - how frequently should I submit them ?


A: if you use the sitemap stuff I recommended in question 4 you don't need to submit to the search engines. Regardless of what you do the engines will find you in due time. When you submit to directories you should only do it once. They either accept or reject your request and if they have already accepted it and you keep submitting it they might remove your listing.


I hope that helps a bit :thumbsup:

Cheers!

#4 groovicus

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:15 PM

Here are some of the things I do: Put your link in your forum signature and join forums related to the topic of your site.


Of course, you should check the forum guidelines before doing so because some forums, such as this one, consider links that are commercial in nature to be spam, and we will often remove the sig or deactivate the account for spamming.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:19 PM

Here are some of the things I do: Put your link in your forum signature and join forums related to the topic of your site.


Of course, you should check the forum guidelines before doing so because some forums, such as this one, consider links that are commercial in nature to be spam, and we will often remove the sig or deactivate the account for spamming.


Yes this is true.

Would you consider the links in my sig spammy? I read the rules and I didn't think I was violating anything :thumbsup: but it would be nice to be sure that my sig won't disappear ? They are both links to sites that I own/manage,

Cheers!

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:48 PM

Your sig is a single line, is unobtrusive, and is to non-commercial content. We tend to let that go, as long as your posts do not all of a sudden start directing traffic towards your website. :thumbsup: And the more helpful you tend to be, the less restrictive we tend to be.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:32 AM

Awesome! Thanks groovicus :thumbsup: I figured since we were on the topic I would ask.

Cheers!




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