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.

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!

The #1 Most Effective Link Building Strategy

You work hard to build traffic and get links back to your website.  You even work hard to make sure that they are good quality links, because you know that without them, you’re online business is completely sunk!

But you just can’t seem to see any improvement in your rankings, and for the work that you are doing, the extra traffic is marginal at best.  So how do you build links that get you the most traffic for your effort?

GUEST POSTS!

This is probably the most important thing that you can ever learn about link building.  Do not dismiss is because you have heard about it before, or because it sounds hard.  This is THE most effective way to build high quality backlinks.  It is an ethical way to build realtionships with other successful internet marketers, and you will get a ton of traffic just from one or two guest posts.

All that you need to do is find a good quality site that is in your niche, and email the webmaster.  Let them know that you are interested in guest posting on their website in exchange for a link back to your site.  I can tell you that most webmasters jump at this chance, because it isn’t very often that webmasters can get free unique content.

It is a very simple thing that you have to do, as most internet marking aspects are.  All you have to do is write for someone else’s website and you can see your online income skyrocket.  But you have to really get out there and do it, reading about guest posting is not going to get more visitors to your website.

GET OUT THERE AND WRITE SOME GUEST POSTS!

The #1 Mistake People Make When Link Building

So you’re sitting at you computer all day, working you absolute hardest to get your site to the top of Google, but it doesn’t work.  After weeks, even months of what seems like endless work, there you are on the bottom of the fifth page.

You need more links.

So you go and find a place that will get you 10,000 backlinks for only $100.  What a deal!  It’s only a little investment, and the return that it can get you far outweighs the $100 asking price!

Or does it?

The problem with deals like this, is that these companies that promise you tons of backlinks for pennies on the dollar are actually hurting you if you “invest” with them.  The reason that it hurts you is because they give you the crappiest, lowest quality backlinks that you could possibly think of.  They won’t have anything to do with your niche, and half the time they won’t even be real websites!

The whole purpose of link building is to show the search engines that you are a relevant source of information, and that you are linked to other reputable sources of information; hence link building.

If you want to show these search engines that you deserve to be ranked at the top of the first page, you need to avoid these scams, because not only are they a waste of money; they will set you back farther and make it even harder to get to the top!