How To Most Effectively Climb The Search Engines Part II

Now if you are reading this post, then you have read “How To Most Effectively Climb The Search Engines Part I.”  I am saying this, and not asking.  Do not read this post until you have read the first one or else you’re going to think I’m a crazy person just talking about competition.  So if you still haven’t gone back  to the first post then I can assume that you have already read it.  But last chance just in case.

Ok, so now you are going to get to the meat.  In the first post of this series, I told you that you need to define a competitor so that you can beat them.  However, I did not tell you how to go about doing that.  The reason I withheld that information is because you almost certainly picked the wrong competition!!!

That’s right, I have no idea who you are, or what niche you’re in but I can almost assure you that you picked the wrong competition.  I’m sure that you picked the website that was at the top of the Google rankings for you keyword, but that is absolutely, unequivocally, WRONG!!

In the last post, I said that nothing motivated you more than an ass in your face, and I meant an ass that was RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE!  Not the ass that was already at the top of the mountain!  The problem with picking the top ranking website is that there are too many variables between your site and theirs, so you won’t know what to fix and what to keep.

In order to make the most effective changes to your website, you must find the website right above you, and make the changes that are necessary to get ahead of them!

I’m sure that your mouth is just watering as you think about the great tips that you are about to learn, but it’s gonna have to wait because you will learn these tips in a few of the upcoming series posts.  Until then, get back to the drawing board and redefine your competitor!!!!

How To Most Effectively Climb The Search Engine Rankings Part I

It can be scary trying to get to the top!

While countless people work tirelessly to create a high-quality website that is packed full of information, the number of successful webmasters could probably be counted between my hands and feet.  I have always studied internet marketing, and when it comes to the “path to success,” I have read so many conflicting ideas that if I tried to follow them individually I would be so stressed out that I would kill myself.

But there must be some similarity, some common ground, between the paths that these successful internet marketers to reach the top of their respective niches.  But they would NEVER share that with you, because then you will come and take their spot at the top.  You must be left in the dark, or else they risk loosing a lot of money to the newbie entrepreneur.

So, what you need to learn from this little story here is that you are in a shark tank, and the only way to survive is to dominate.  Do not try to just “get by,” or you will be tossed aside so quickly that your head will spin.  In more condensed terms, you need to:

FIND A COMPETITOR, AND BEAT THEM!!

Now this may seem a bit extreme, “Why can’t we all just get along?” is what you might say, but the fact about business is that if you’re not moving up, you’re falling behind.  And the most effective driving force (im gonna stick with the rock climbing metaphors here) is an ass in your face.

If you want to become wildly successful, and do it in the shortest amount of time possible, then you need to define your competitor, and beat them.

Don’t worry, I’ll show you how in Part II.

Most Simple Way To Ensure Better Search Engine Rankings!

Now I don’t know if you know my motto about internet marketing, but I believe that it is very simple, it is NOT EASY, but it IS simple.  I know how you feel if you are reading this post, you work so hard, spending all of your time writing quality posts about whatever your niche is, but it gets you no extra traffic.

You spend hours on end doing keyword research, and by some miracle you find a good one that has that magical combination of low traffic and high searches.  The problem is that you STILL aren’t ranking high up in the search engines.   Trust me, I have been there and it completely and utterly sucks!

So, I made a pretty lofty promise when I said that you can ENSURE better SEO rankings, and this is true.  The way that you are ranking as of now can easily be improved.

JUST WRITE A LIST OF YOUR KEYWORDS!!

This is a very simple thing that you have to do before you even being to write a post, guest post, blog or forum comment.  Physically write a list of keywords, and then also write synonyms of the keywords.  It is not enough to do what you normally do; to know what your keyWORD (1 word) is and then try to throw it into your post as much as possible without making sound like a bunch of garbage.

I need you to write a list of at least 5 keywords, and then use them in your posts where you see fit.  It is such a simple thing to do and it will definitely improve your Search Engine Rankings because now you have a larger number of more relevant keywords that you can add to create even more relevant content.

It really is a simple thing that I highly recommend you to do.  Do not just gloss over it because it seems so simple that it can’t work, because that is completely wrong.  Some of the best creations of all of humanity were simple and quick fixes, so don’t miss out on this easy SEO tip or you will regret it when you see your website fall all the way back to “E” page in GOOGLE.

Don’t Make This Mistake When Email Marketing!

No, this was not a foul up by the internet, and no I didn’t forget to check over this post before I published it.  I mean to post this picture to show you what happens when you send out pictures to your email list!

Don’t do it! Do NOT DO IT!

All that happens when you send a picture to your email list is it gets blocked by the email provider as a pop up.  While is does not harm the email itself, it does turn into a lot of wasted space.  And as a person who almost always goes on his email over the phone, it is a huge pain in the ass to have to scroll all the way past a big old white space that has a red “x” in the top left corner because it could not display the image.

IF YOU READ NO OTHER PART OF THIS POST, READ THIS PART!!

While you might not do this yourself, I want to let you and all other affiliate marketers out there know something.  Never, and I mean NEVER, include a link in a picture.  I have received emails from many email marketers who have made this rookie mistake.  They get you all excited to check out a product, and then they include the affiliate link in a cool BUY NOW button that they included.  What they didn’t know is that my email provider blocked it out so now I don’t see the button, and I can’t go to the affiliate website.  Not only did that person lose a subscriber that day (me), but he also lost out on a lot of money because he made this dumb rookie mistake.

I believe that pictures should only be added to webpages and never to emails, because if that person wanted to get a visual representation of what you were saying, then they would just visit your website.  When you send an email to your list, the purpose should be either to educate them about something very quickly, or it should be to recommend to them a kick-ass product that you found out about.  That is it.  NO PICTURES!!

How To Title Your Post Pages

I understand the pain that you may have because you can’t seem to drive any traffic to your website.  The days of “build your website and they will come” is long over my friend.  But you have worked hard to put good quality information on your website and nobody is going to get to read it.  So how can you help get your website noticed?

OPTIMIZE YOUR POST PAGES!

It is a very simple and easy thing to do, as all that you have to do is change the permalink that links to the individual post.  Many internet marketers have a problem with this, as they just title it SEO1, SEO2, or something along those lines.  While that may help you keep the posts organized by what order you wrote them in, it will not help you get noticed in the search engines.

I previously wrote an article on long tail keywords (wrote it earlier today), and this post is really just an extension on that idea.  If you write tag your post pages well then that will help them get ranked a lot higher strictly through the SEO.

And the best part is that labeling your post pages’ permalinks with a high quality title is very easy, as all you have to do is summarize your post.  Come up with a 3-6 word long phrase that really summarizes what you had to say in the post, and you will see these posts (and soon your whole website) ranking higher in Google, Yahoo, Bing, and all the other search engines!

What Keywords Should You Be Focusing On?

It is undoubtedly the hardest part of internet marketing that you will EVER have to deal with.  You have to take hours, if not days searching to find the perfect keyword before you can even begin to try to make money from it.  This is a huge problem for all online marketers at one time or another, because they just can’t seem to find a great keyword that is worth their time.

While this is a basic tip, it is one that I must say:

IT’S ALL ABOUT THOSE LONG TAIL KEYWORDS!

If you pick a short keyword because it gets a million searches a day, then you WILL waste all of your time and get ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE!  I can’t stress that enough, unless you’re Google itself, you cannot just pick a high traffic keyword and jump to the first page without years of diligent work.  It is not worth it.

Good keyword research, and then the resulting SEO is all about optimizing for the long keywords and making the most from that traffic.  Even I have done this with the long tail keyword “get paid over the internet.”  It is a highly searched keyword, but it does not have all the competition that “online marketing” or “work from home” would have.

The true key to making money online, in any timeframe that would even resemble quick, is optimizing your site for the long and specific keywords that highly motivated buyers type in to their search engines.  So get to workin’, because it is a long road ahead.

What About Forum Commenting?

 

Ok, so there are many ways that you can build links back to your website, and I’m pretty sure that we have all heard about forum commenting.  It is truly one of the fundamentals when it comes to building backlinks, but is it worth it?

Well, in short: NO, IT’S NOT WORTH IT!

If you want to be able to leave a link on a forum, most of which are no follow anyway, then you have to:

  • Sign up as a member of the forum
  • Confirm your email address
  • Personalize your membership
  • Read all of the TONS of emails that they will send to you
  • Finally write your first comment

AND YOU STILL HAVEN’T EVEN POSTED A LINK YET!

Most forums, to discourage the practice of forum backlinking, have set up a minimum requirement that all members must reach before they are able to post a website link.  So your answer to that problem might be posting your link IN your comment; but in any quality forum (the type that you want to be in) the members will consider you a spammer, and your comment will be deleted.

Or, you could go to one of those crappy forums where you see backlinks EVERYWHERE!  The problem with that is that the forum is already considered a low quality website, so even if the forum allowed you to get any “link juice” (and trust me, they wouldn’t let you), it would’ve already be sucked completely dry by the thousands (yes THOUSANDS) of links that have been posted on the site.

So if through all of that you still don’t completely understand my viewpoint on forum commenting, or forum posting, allow me to clarify.  It takes up all of your time, just to put up one link that gets you no “link juice” and will probably be deleted anyway.  You could literally be doing anything else in an attempt to grow your business, and it would UNQUESTIONABLY be a better use of your time.  Forum commenting is a waste of time, and a waste of money, and as Mr. Krabs from Spongebob always says, “That’s just sick!”

The #1 Secret To Building A Big Email List!

Now by now I am sure that you understand that the real money in internet marketing is in your email list of potential customers, prompting the very popular saying (amongst internet marketers), “The money is in the list.”  You know that if you were only able to compile a list of interested customers, you wouldn’t have to worry anymore, because you would finally have a stable source of residual income from a responsive list.  But there seems to be one problem:

YOU DON’T HAVE A LIST!!

Luckily, you can easily fix this problem.  And the best part, is that you can fix this problem VERY VERY FAST!  How you may ask?  That is always the underlying question, and it is a very simple answer.  If you want to have a large email list, then all you have to do is follow in the timeless words of the great Tony Robbins, “ASK!”

To further elaborate on the idea of asking for a big email list, I will throw in the term solo ads.  A solo ad is a contract between two people, where a marketer pays a person with an email list so that they can broadcast emails that lead back to their sqeeze page to the readers.  If that buyer has a properly converting squeeze page then they can quickly build an email list with this tool.

It is incredibly powerful, and for all of the super affiliates out there, it is how they made their fortunes.  So I might take some heat for giving away these guys’ most powerful money making strategy, but this technique only works if you actually DO IT!  Reading about it, and knowing how to do it won’t make you ANY money; you have to start doing it RIGHT NOW!

How To Get Your URL Approved When Commenting On A Blog Post!

You work to write good quality information on you website, and you do this on a consistent basis.  Anybody the would want to learn about your niche could really learn a lot from what you have to say, and you ALSO can get paid for you time.

There’s just a slight problem:

NOBODY’S VISITING YOUR SITE!

Now I am sure that you already know that the best way to build traffic to your site is through link building, as it helps you rank higher in the search engines because you are a more relevant source of information.  You also know that a great way to build a lot of links is through forum and blog commenting.  THAT’S NOT NEW TO YOU!

And there’s the added problem that when you comment on blogs, the webmaster might just delete your comment because they think you’re tyring to SPAM thier readers.  So how do increase your chances of webmasters approving your comment WITH the URL intact.

JUST BECOME ONE OF THIER READERS!!

I’ll explain it further, but it really is a very simple and effective concept (the best kind).  If you find good blogs with quality information that you find useful, then I want you to continually read the blog posts and comment on them.  When a webmaster sees that you are learning from their content, and that you aren’t just trying to pull a fast one on them, they will feel as though you are trustworthy (the most important thing in a business that’s known for being untrustworthy).  Webmasters need your comments because it helps them in the search engines, so if you give them quality and quantity in your comments, they will have no choice but to accept them.

And do not get this confused: I do not mean read all of their posts in one day and comment on all of them on the same day, or even all in the same week.  I am talking about once a day AT MOST, and that might even be too often.  You must show the webmaster that you are committed to their site and that will continue to be a repeat reader.

If you do this, then the webmaster will not only accept your comments, but he will WELCOME THEM.  If you do this right, then you will make a fair trade with the webmaster: backlinks for useful comments.

GET OUT THERE, START COMMENTING, AND GET YOUR BACKLINKS!

What About Quick Click Commissions?

I’m going to start off by telling you one thing: I had to wait about 2 days before I could write this article because I was so unfathomably angry!

I would’ve written some crazy article where every other word was only 4 letters!!

And why is that you might ask?

It is because I tried to review Quick Click Commissions, and if you have a weak constitution or you believe that everyone in the world has you best interest at heart, then you may want to read a different post.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This product was created by Mike Auton, a highly successful marketer who has made his money by creating very showy products that offer people the moon and give them absolutely nothing in return.  It has a great sales page, and it would make almost any aspiring marketer want to buy it, but it is a little shallow in the ACTUAL INFORMATION category!!

OVERVIEW

This product was made to “teach” you how to make money through the use of Facebook Notes, where you plug in your product name and affiliate link into a software, and you get an article that is supposed to be highly profitable by getting high rankings in the search engines.  The problem with this is: When was the last time that you saw a Facebook Note at the top of Google?  Or even ON GOOGLE?!?!  It gives you duplicate content (which never ever ranks well), and you are supposed to blindly post in on the web and hope that you make millions.

Now I am not saying that all Internet Marketing software products are crappy and slapshod, but after the experiences that I have had (and my latest run-in with Quick Click Commissions) I advise that you be EXTREMELY EXCEEDINGLY INCREDIBLY SKEPTICAL when it comes to software products.

Just in case I haven’t gotten my poing across about this product, this is my final reccommendation:

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!

OVERALL RATING: 0.5/5

SUPPORT: 1/5

PRICE: DOESN’T EVEN MATTER, IT SUCKS THAT BAD!!

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