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!!!!

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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.

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!”

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!