Is my website Indexed or Banned by Google?

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Is my website Indexed or Banned by Google?

Lots of people have these questions.
Is my website ban in Google search engine?
Is my website indexed in Google search engine?
Google is giving answer of these questions? Now you don’t need to ask in forums and comment and even your friends about this. Google is giving tool – Google Site Status Wizard





Enter the URL of your website get answer of your questions.



List of German Social Bookmarking Websites

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List of Social Bookmarking Websites - in German (.de)

  1. Linkarena.com
  2. Infopirat.com
  3. Colivia.de
  4. Icio.de
  5. SeekXL.de
  6. lieblnk.de/
  7. Newskick.de
  8. Netselektor.de
  9. Weblinkr.com
  10. Readster.de
  11. oneview.de
  12. Maodi.de
  13. Klickts.de
  14. Tausendreporter
  15. Newsider.de
  16. Findz.de
  17. Wolkenkratzer24.de
  18. Alltagz.de
  19. SEOigg.de
  20. Ersatzreifen.de
  21. Linkarchiv.at
  22. Webbrille.de
  23. Newstube.de
  24. Gamebuzz.de
  25. Lufee.de
  26. Ringtonepirates.de

Top 30 seo Company

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This Top 30 Seo company ranking is given by "Top SEO - a search vendor provider."

Search Engine Optimization company services are reviewed and promoted by topseos.com

It has categorize SEO company ranking according to organic optimization, ppc, smm and lot other things. The ranking are also depends on client reviews.

See the Top 30 SEO comanpy which gives organic Optimization - White hat technique only.

(Just want to share this list)

Search-based Keyword Tool

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The first step of Search engine optimization starts with keyword research. There are number of keyword research tool which create confusion which one is best.

Now increase your confusion more or just rely on this new tool.

This one more tool is launched by Google Inc. It is called Search – Base Keyword Tool.

Enter the url of your website for which you want to do keyword research – then this tool will generated keyword and landing page idea. The keywords are highly relevant and specific to your website. Also you can find traffic, bid and competition on base of webpage metadata. And then you can save your result as DRAFT.

What Google Says About this tool?

1. This tool helps you identify additional advertising opportunities that aren't currently being used in your AdWords ad campaigns.

2. Based on your URLs, the Search-based Keyword Tool displays a list of relevant user queries that have occurred on Google.com (and on other Google search properties, such as google.co.uk) with some frequency over the past year; these suggestions can be found under the Keywords tab, in the New keywords related to (site) section. In the Keywords related to your search section, you can see a broad list of keyword ideas that are also relevant, but aren't necessarily based on your site.

3. The keywords are also organized by category. Click any category to expand and view its subcategories. If applicable, you'll also see the keywords organized by brand names.

How Its Work- on Google Help

Matt Cutts on Changes at Google

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What Matt Cutts say about new Google Changes.




What other says?

Personalization and localization are here to stay, it will provide a better user experience. It’s relatively easy for the SEs to do. They already do IP mapping. Listing the cities, counties, states and countries in the service area will be more important. I’d like to see a “Turn It Off” checkbox though.

Placing higher weight on sites that contain Flash or Video is also easy for SEs. However, pulling apart an SWF file for all the different content that can be clicked just isn’t that easy. Harder yet is performing voice recognition on Video. I’m sure they both can be done but I’m thinking about the processor power required to do it. Even Google will be hard pressed considering the quantity. If the SEs rely on Meta Data, Alt’s or Comments, they open themselves up to keyword stuffing and the like. I just don’t see it happening, in the near term, on a large scale. I swap out content through scripts and AJAX so a good sitemap with all the content is very important.

Social Media Marketing Revolution or Evolution

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This slide show is good to know more information about social media marketing.



Social Media
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: evolution networking)


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What`s Your Squidoo Health?

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Squidoo Health Check



Wow today I open my squidoo Dashboard






And take my mouse over lens list and show new options are coming out

"Health " wow thats great thing squidoo is providing.

I think squidutils health check tool transfer here.

Squidoo is really becoming enjoyable platform

For more updates and marketing idea keep visiting my Search Engine Marketing blog


New Modules Added in Squidoo

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Have more Fun with Squidoo

4 new modules added in squidoo

1. Text with big picture. - Now you can add large image with your text.

Relief from coding and image source

2. Amazon mp3 search - Good for music lover lens

3. Amazon Search Module - This one lets you show the top search results for any keyword in Amazon.

4. Twitter Search - Tell visitors what other people talking about the product, lens, services.

Twitter for marketing - Hubspot Webinar SlideShow

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Have you try new MagicBuilder in Squidoo???

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Where you can find it?

Select “Make Lens / Create Lens”. You will redirect to step: 1 of squidoo lens building process. On that page in left side corner you will find Try Magic Builder


And you will reach the following place. Fill the required information and select the topic. You will then redirect to really nice form which makes you easy to design squidoo lens.


How to use Squidoo to market business? - A Web 2.0 Marketing Guide On Using Social Network Squidoo To Help Brand Your Business. - Click here

Squidoo - New Topics/Category in Squidoo

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SQUIDOO

Squidoo has added lots of new categories to choose. And also some categories are much inspiring. The newly added topics:

· Books - Why not showcase your favorite books!

· About me- Use this for your SquidWho, Lensography, Resume and Manifesto lenses!

· Humor - Feature your best jokes, wackiest videos and funniest lenses like the Dilbert Comic Strip!

· Home & Garden - Got ideas to decorate you home? Have some great gardening tips? Put 'em here and Design Your Own Bedroom lens.

· Religion & Spirituality -spirituality has got the hang of this topic with Spiritual Quotes and Wisdom Sayings

· Work at Home- Create opportunites for people at home with lenses.

· Green Living - Go Green – topic on saving water, earth, save electricity, Green and lots of other.

· Pop Culture & Celebs- Celebrate Pop Culture

· Squidoo How-To - Why not try your hand at a Squidoo How-To? If you are the only person who knows how to do something this is the best place. Give solution of problem in how-to. Teach someone in how to.

· Duels - Put you best Hey MonkeyBrain ! Start Fight /Discussion on those two topics.

Benefits of new added Categories:

  1. Get idea to create lens from topic name.
  2. Less competition in that new category
  3. You can shift your lens to related new category but remember when you make change in category your lens rank will not shown for some time.
  4. You can get in top 100 really fast
  5. Search engine will index your lens if the chosen category has less number of competitions.

So Enjoy Updated Squidoo.


If you are creative and still not join squidoo then join in now. Take appreciation from squidoo community member and you can also allow to earn money.

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Best Search Marketing Blogs

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By Sharon Housley

Attempting to stay current on the latest search engine algorithm changes or
search optimization tactics can be overwhelming for webmasters attempting to
juggle it all. With this in mind, we've put together a list of the industry's
best Search Marketing blogs. These blogs are current and discuss important
issues related to search engine optimization and search marketing. Subscribe to
the search marketing blog's RSS feeds, or visit their website regularly to stay
current regarding the latest search news.

White Hat Search Marketing Blogs...

Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land is a hub for news and information about search engine
marketing and optimization. It regularly details how search engines such as
Google and Yahoo rank websites in their organic search listings. The site is led
by the famed search engine journalist and guru Danny Sullivan, who has been
covering the search industry for the past 11 years. Search Engine Land is
published by Third Door Media, which also produces the Search Marketing Expo
conference series, and the Search Marketing Now webcast events.
http://searchengineland.com/

Search Engine Watch

Search Engine Watch is an authoritative guide to search engine marketing and
search engine optimization, offering the latest news about searching the web,
analysis of the search engine industry, and help for website owners trying to
improve their ability to be found in search engines.
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/

SEOmoz

SEOmoz is a hub for search marketers worldwide, providing education, tools, and
resources. The SEOmoz community includes more than 60,000 registered users
interested in the search marketing field.
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is probably the best known Google employee. He works on the Google
"webspam" team, and frequently blogs about Google and their views on various SEO
techniques.
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/

SEO Book

SEO Book is a leading SEO blog by Aaron Wall, covering the search space. It
offers marketing tips and search analysis. SEO Book is used to answer customer
questions and to offer online marketing strategy tips. In 2008, much of SEO Book
was transitioned to a membership site, offering over 100 online training
modules, tutorial videos, custom SEO spreadsheets, exclusive tools, and a
community support forum.
http://www.seobook.com/blog/

Wolf Howl

SEO consultant Michael Gray discusses search engine optimization, Social Media,
the Internet in general, and new media opportunities.
http://www.wolf-howl.com/

Black Hat Search Marketing Blogs...

Like in Harry Potter, Black Hat is similar the Dark Arts. They work, but they're
not necessarily a good thing... in the end. Regardless of whether you are a
white hat marketer or a black hat marketer, reading the black hat blogs can
bring insight and introspection about the tactics used by those search marketers
considered as having crossed the line. The following are the popular black hat
marketing blogs:

SEOBlackHat SEO

Black Hat Blog offers articles on Blackhat SEO, Linkbait, and Link Spamming.
There is also a private SEOBlackHat forum, which is a fee-based search marketing
forum that contains more information.
http://www.seoblackhat.com/

BlueHat SEO

BlueHatSEO is dedicated to the art of Advanced SEO. Blue Hat SEO is essentially
the study of advanced Internet marketing and search engine optimization
techniques. Blue Hat SEO covers the advanced knowledge of both Black Hat and
White Hat SEO tactics. Blue Hatters use their knowledge of the search engines
and other marketing practices to twist and manipulate them in creative and
original ways to best benefit their sites. The BlueHat SEO website claims that
the concept of Blue Hat SEO arose out of frustration in the lack of advanced SEO
knowledge made available to webmasters.
http://www.bluehatseo.com/

SEOcracy

SEOcracy answers questions about how to do things like conquer new niches,
design websites, choose affiliates offerings, develop arbitrage websites, etc.
Many of the ideas introduced fall into BlackHat or BlueHat SEO.
http://www.seocracy.com/

Additionally there is a big List of Search Marketing Blogs -
http://www.toprankblog.com/search-marketing-blogs/

About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition
Sharon manages marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com audio
recording and editing software.

Search Engine Marketing Resources

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Search Engine Marketing

This blog SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING is giving you resources to market your website and gain traffic.

Today I am posting Abstract of all resources and quick links over here. I hope you all will find it helpful. Cheers!

  1. seo Factors - List of 16 important factors for on page optimization.
  2. Use this list to Get Index Faster In Search Engine This the list of websites which was used by SEO Contest Contestant to get index faster. [:)]
  3. List of Free Press Release Websites
  4. Semi Public Social Bookmarking Site List
  5. Free Image Websites List
  6. Viral Traffic - Best places to submit Articles (Nearly 37 places)
  7. 100 Social Media Sites that Pass Page Rank This social media sites really works and also pass page rank and traffic.
  8. 50 Free Blog Directories That Pass Link Juice
  9. 62 RSS Feed Directories
  10. Best 37 Article Directory List
  11. Finance related Directory list
  12. UK Directory List
For more Ideas and update stay tune with me.

Squidoo Page Indexing Problem

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See my squidoo love is not still decrease. Again one more post on squidoo. Today I am going to talk about Squidoo Lens Indexing problem in Search engines. Not only Google but also Yahoo is not indexing lens.

Now first I like to tell about lens and some SEO activity I did for it. The lens is one month old (and still not indexed). So if your lens gets index quickly then you lucky. After long talk in squidU I come with this “being lucky” conclusion. Since a week I am submitting lens in directory and book marking sites. Even I Digg it also. And also did some small activity. But till today its not indexed.


As SEO what is the solution for this? I am still searching. As I had started building links and didn’t get indexed. I also don’t trust with this building links and getting index with squidoo. Because lots of my lens gets index without backlinks and even you have also experienced that.

For short solution I am trying to get lens in top 100 positions I reach till 320.

Really this fastest way to lose weight is taking out my patience.

And other fact I comes to know is Google is showing only 2 squidoo pages in search result. Now its hard to gain traffic in thorough search engine. And after introduction of Knol it will be harder.

Some helpful Resources:

1. SquidU forum discussion on Google Indexing Problem?

2. Submit Squidoo lens, hubpages, ezine article page, gather, ehow, associated content

3. List of Social Media Sites which pass page rank juice


Knol - A new way to publish your thoughts

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As everybody in webworld ready to accept new website and new social activity. Again Google.com comes with one more application Knol - A unit of knowledge.

Today I try to test it and added some content and published it. Its really easy to work with. You need to use simple editor tools from fonts to html. Yeah, its bit easy.

I also think to dig for contnet policy of knol. Lots of points are common with which we are aware. Some of the points are needs attention. So dear reader I am highlighting them here.


Content Policy - a knol by Knol Help
COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY: You may use Knol to create articles for your business or to promote your lawful products or services that are not otherwise prohibited by our Content Policy or Terms of Service, unless you are in Cuba, Iran, Burma (Myanmar), North Korea, Syria, or Sudan. There are some commercial uses we don’t allow. We don’t allow pages that have the primary purpose of redirecting visitors, acting as a bridge page, or driving traffic to another website. We also don’t allow Knol pages that have the primary purpose of profiting from displaying ads from any publisher network, such as pages created with little or no unique content that exist only to display ads.


SPAM, MALICIOUS CODES AND VIRUSES: We do not allow spamming or the transmission of malware and viruses or anything that might disrupt this service or harm our users. Spam includes, but is not limited to, sites that fail to meet Google's quality guidelines due to the use or promotion of such techniques as cloaking, keyword stuffing, search engine spamming, and doorway or bridge pages.



Buby SEO Challenge Rules

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Most Important Busby SEO Challenge rules


1. Key phrase is Busby SEO Challenge
2. No key phrase in the domain or subdomain. Any combination of the keywords (singular and plural) is disallowed in the domain and subdomain.
3. You may use a domain of any age. - (this rule need to revise according to me)
4. All entrants pages must have a visible link back to www.busbywebsolutions.com with the following text (including the hyperlink) in black Arial 10 font:
Participant in the Busby Web Solutions Search Engine Optimisation Challenge
5. Only Organic SEO allow
6. Only one prize per person

The Squidoo Lens Builder!!!!!

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Is it worth to buy squidoo lens maker???

Seth Godin Write on squidoo blog about this.

There are people who might sell you software that ‘automates’ the generation of lenses. This is a violation of the Squidoo TOS, and we’re right now working on code that will make the software ineffective. If you build lenses this way, it will lead to them being deleted, and perhaps, your account being closed.

If we partner with someone to create a lens builder helper that’s approved, we’ll tell you on this blog and on our site. Otherwise, save your money and your lenses and avoid software like this. We want to make it easy to build great lenses, but we don’t want the site filled with junk.

UUU… useful, unique and updated. That’s the goal.

Thanks!



Do you think is it good for lensmaster?? To have official lens builder? Then any one can the lens builder and have number of lenses. I am against it ? What you say?

My Squidoo love will decrease if they Seth Godin allow squidoo lens builder.

Can any one explain me benefits of squidoo lens builder?

You can find original post here:

List Of Free Blogging Platform

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Free Blog Host

Below is a big list of free blog hosts, where you can set up a subdomain or subdirectory with your username. Pick a subdomain with a keyword and start posting your links, simple as that and free.

++ Subdomains

++++ Various

http://spaces.msn.com/
http://www.blogeasy.com/
http://www.easyjournal.com/
http://www.vnunet.com/blogs/
http://multiply.com/
http://www.blog-city.com/bc/
http://www.blogharbor.com/
http://bloghi.com/
http://bloghorn.com/
http://www.blogspirit.com/
http://www.blogsource.com/
http://www.ebloggy.com/
http://www.pitas.com/
http://www.blogger.de/

++++ Wordpress

http://www.blogsome.com/
http://weblogs.us/
http://www.wordpress.com
http://www.wpblogs.com/
http://www.blogthing.com/
http://globbo.org/
http://www.theblog.cc/
http://learnerblogs.org/
http://uniblogs.org/
http://edublogs.org
http://hrblogs.org/
http://beblogger.com/
http://www.evilsupergenius.net/

++++ Blogger

http://www.blogcafe.com/
http://www.blogspot.com

++++ Other

(These seem to belong in the same network)
http://www.weblogs.hu/
http://www.weblogs.cz/
http://www.blogs.ro/
http://www.weblogs.pl/
http://www.blogs.fi/
http://www.blogs.no/
http://www.blogs.dk/
http://www.blogs.se/
http://www.blog.com.es/
http://www.blog.de/
http://www.blog.com/
http://www.blog.co.uk/
http://www.blog.ca/

++ Subdirectories

http://members.freewebs.com/
http://www.livejournal.com/
http://www.20six.co.uk/
http://www.xanga.com/
http://www.aeonity.com/
http://www.bloggercrab.com/
http://www.upsaid.com/


Source: Free Blog Host

Research on Blogger

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Researchers take a peep into bloggers' world


Thu, Apr 10 11:44 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) Researchers have turned the spotlight on a fascinating community of bloggers who exchanges ideas, information and knowledge on the web.

A University of California team examined the reading habits of 15 bloggers of various ages to determine how they consume content and interact with blogs and other blog writers.

Previous studies typically centred on blog writers, largely overlooking those who go online to read, comment and participate. Blog readers feel a responsibility to make insightful contributions.

While bloggers are expected to deliver frequent, high-quality posts, readers also place pressure on themselves to produce coherent, worthwhile comments in response to good blog posts.

'With the increased popularity of blogs, various tools like Blogger and Movable Type have made writing a blog easy for a wide audience,' said Eric Baumer of the University. He studies informatics, a discipline that focuses on the use of information technology in real-world settings.

'But, until the technology embraces the role of the audience, the full social potential of blogging remains untapped. One of the goals of this research is to stimulate the development of tools to foster that social potential in terms of both readers and bloggers,' he said.

The timing of a blog post is not nearly as relevant to readers as its position among the other entries. Readers are more likely to peruse the most recent posts at the top of the screen, and are generally less concerned with the exact age of a post.

A vast majority of participants said they were not bothered when they were not able to read each and every blog post, challenging a common theory that users tend to feel overwhelmed by the need to remain constantly up to date.

A better understanding of the reader-blogger connection could lead to new, advanced features that would enable richer interactions between the two groups.

For readers, an installed add-on could enrich their experience by tracking blog habits of which they might not be aware. For bloggers, a logging tool could help them easily distinguish between different types of readers and allow them to better connect with audiences.

Original Source Yahoo News

Website Marketing? - Do It YourSelf

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Website Marketing Strategies


While I am surfing in linkedin (my profile sweta shah) question answer I come with this question “How do I market a website?” Is the big question for website owner. So I am giving all juice of that question with additional way of website marketing.

Mostly people know about SEO and internet marketing but get confuse with

  1. Is it good to higher seo or not?
  2. How much it cost?
  3. How good that SEO professional is?
  4. They will give me result or not.
  5. and many more

Some of them want to do website marketing by own self.

So here are some tips for this to market your website in easy way.

Know your target market? And reach to them

To find targeted market for different product is different so you need to work more for market research. You need to know the environment where this market exists and the channel which leads to this market. Dig on search engine find related website and do some market research. Then try to find how you get market from this website. Try not finding topic specific, social media community or blog related to your topic. Try to search in local website too.

Page Optimization

Have proper tags in place in the home page and other pages of the website which are search engine friendly. Have proper titles to all web pages. On page optimization is important to be in proper and relevant search engine result. Click Here to read all on page optimization factors.

Submit

Submit your website to free search engines and directory, which help in promoting well.
Also submit your website to regional search engines and directories.

Article Marketing

Write unique means original article so people love it .Write articles and get them published through directories that attract your target audience. Articles will provide back links to your forum/blog/site from the author resource box as well as establish you as an expert in your field. Click Here for Best article Directories.

Commenting on blog

Start participating in all related blogs with proper identification of the site so that the visitors develop interest to visit to your site. Follow and comment on blogs that are relative to your target market. When you comment, add value to demonstrate your expertise. Comments that are strictly there to get the back link don't help your brand.
The more you reach out and build your brand on the web, the faster people will find you and your site. Click Here to get list of blog directory to find blogs

Signature

In signature use website with good call to action words

Social Media Marketing

Try to find similar group in social media community or create your own. So you can get user from their. Try to make it active. Some big communities are facebook, myspace, orkut, friendster etc

PPC – Pay Per Click

You can go for an AdWords campaign. There are lots of ppc program and best of them are yahoo, google and Microsoft. Take care in choosing keyword for your campaign. Also consider bidding competition and traffic for that keyword.

E-mail Marketing: Use your network

Find writers and designers who are willing to lend you a hand or higher them or you can also do it by your self. Ask them to write and design an (HTML email) email. Purchase a targeted list and send your email to them. Be sure that you have the resources to receive the responses - because this is a proven method. Try to locate the Venture Capitalists, especially tier 2 and tier 3 types and start sending mails to them about your site and explain them clearly the kind of help you can do. However, please note that you may send the correspondence like e-mails in a crisp fashion and never send so many to your target people as it may make such mails as spam.

Doing Research On Marketing

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Market Research


  1. If you want to do marketing, you have to do research on it. For this, the best way to do this is to do Internet searches. If you type in the keywords "business marketing," you'll come up with a myriad of resources that can give you more information on this topic. Other terms you can use include "business research," "business-to-business marketing research," and "business marketing research." This is also known as "problem-identification research" If you want to find out more about this kind of research, you can also use those words ("problem-identification research") to simply find out more about the topic.
  2. To test the effectiveness of advertisements, you do research in advertising. This also lets you know how efficient ads are when they are placed in any medium. It also tells you how much customer attention each it gets, the message it really delivers (as opposed to the one you intend to send, perhaps) and whether or not it motivates customers to buy the product and how strong this urge is. "Commercial eye tracking" helps advertisers understand the visual behavior the customer is exhibiting.
  3. Web sites, ads, and the like are analyzed for these characteristics. Before an advertisement is placed into the market, advertisers can project its performance by using copy testing. This measures the customer's level of attention, motivation to buy, whether or not they like the brand, and whether or not they are entertained by the ad into consideration.
  4. When someone buys something online, he usually weighs the pros and cons in order to make his decision. This is one area in which consumer decision research is done. You can also do surveys and interviews to determine how satisfied customers are; this is called a consumer satisfaction study. Segmentation research studies the demographic and psychological makeup of those living within a particular geographical region.
  5. If you want to analyze brand recognition, brand preference and awareness, or brand performance, this is when you do ad tracking. Brand equity research helps you determine whether a customer has a favorite brand. And name testing actually measures what customers think about a particular brand name. Whether or not a brand is in demand is measured by using brand estimation.
  6. Since you also have to measure the quality of a given product from time to time, mystery shoppers employed by research firms do this particular type of measurement. A mystery shopper will buy goods through a salesperson and take down his experience. If a mystery shopper, for example, buys competitors' products, then he or she can also measure how effective a rival company's products are, thus helping to determine what and how strong the competition in the marketplace is.
  7. Before you take a concept into actual application, most marketing research companies do concept testing, to determine whether the target audience will like the idea. This type of test marketing is done when a product is introduced in limited numbers in a particular market. Then, results are observed via sales. If sales are strong, then the product is launched on a large-scale basis.
  8. After this first phase, the company may think of increasing the price of the product to more profitable levels (as opposed to simply getting people to try a product that is very modestly priced); then, a price elasticity testing is done. This shows whether customers will accept price fluctuations, namely, price increases. Marketers also have to test what retailers and distributors feel about a particular product. This is when distribution channel audits are conducted.
  9. Finally, a great tech savvy form of marketing research is called Internet strategic intelligence. Through this method, customers' likes and dislikes are measured by visiting chats, blogs, and forums to read what they actually say a particular type of product. Another way to do Internet strategic intelligence is to conduct online panels with a group of experts that accept marketing research done online.
  10. All of this type of research carried out firsthand is classified as primary research. This is original research gathered at its source. Secondary research is research that has been taken from primary research but not done firsthand. This costs less than primary research, but it's not as effective because it has been distilled from primary research.
  11. Research designs used by marketing research either comes from questioning subjects or from observational data. Quantitative and qualitative marketing research utilizes questioning to gather information. Quantitative marketing research uses questionnaires and surveys to draw conclusions from data. It usually utilizes a high number of subjects to gather the information. Qualitative marketing research uses in-depth interviews and projective techniques to gather in-depth information from a few subjects.
  12. If marketing research is based on observational data, this is called experimental techniques and ethnographic study. Test markets and purchase laboratories utilize experimental techniques by measuring the factors responsible for a product's success. This is done by using one set of factors, observing results, changing a specific set of factors and then observing the result obtained by the change. With ethnographic studies, observations are done over time, longitudinally, or with several subjects cross-sectionally, at one particular time.



Marketing research can be compared to the exit polling done in politics. The market is studied exhaustively from different angles at different times, and under different circumstances.
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Demographic Maps Increase Marketing Effectiveness

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Increase Marketing through Maps

So you have finally finished your website and you are ready to turn on the traffic and start taking orders. Usually you are cautious about buying traffic, so you search around for some free methods. You learn about traffic exchanges and banner advertising, as well as article marketing and directory submissions. As you work on these methods you start to notice something disturbing: your visitors come and go without buying anything.

Free methods can work with many different types of sites, but the common ones usually only work with sites of general appeal since it is difficult to target your prospects by demographics with the free methods mentioned above. Website owners who follow the demographics of their visitors are often surprised at who actually buys from their site.

A demographic map is one of the most important tools you will use in marketing your business both online and offline. What is a demographic map? It is essentially a breakdown of who your ideal prospects are. Any time I give marketing advice I always ask people to tell me who the perfect customer would be. Many entrepreneurs get excited about their products, but forget to think about who is going to buy, and that is the most important part of the marketing plan. The best direct response marketing companies in the world have demographic maps and use them all the time. The formula has been perfected many times because they know how to identify the target market.

Ask yourself if you know whether you would rather market to single or married people, to men or women, to older people or younger people, to which region of the world, and to which interests. A demographic map can help you find the perfect customers, as long as you know who they are. I can tell you one secret that you should never forget: you will convince more people to buy by being as specific as possible. What I mean by that is do not try to reach everybody because by doing that you will end up convincing nobody to buy. If you tailor your marketing messages for a very specific group, you will be able to match their profile on multiple points with just one advertising message.

Let us suppose you chose to target young single men in the western United States, and you choose California specifically since it has the largest population on the pacific coast.

Suddenly it becomes a lot easier to identify who your customers are and what their needs are. You can choose that you want to sell to a surfer who is interested in becoming attractive to the hot young beach bunnies. With a demographic map, you will be able to reach this kind of person and hit him full speed with your advertising, a very specific ad that talks about how your product makes life better for him. The buyers will come in droves and you will be smiling as you drive down to the bank just to look at the fat profits in your account.

Article Source: My Articles Directory
About the Author: Terry Fitzroy is a professional writer specializing in demographics by city and demographics To learn more about American Demogarphics visit BuyDemographics.com

Contact me at vinshe82 at yahoo dot com to get your business on maps.
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2nd Winner of SEO Noobs Contest

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I am Winner Too



Hey ....

My self sweta shah and I win too.

The result of SEO Noobs 2008 Contest is announced. And I am happy & Excited to say that I win the 2nd position in the contest..... You can view result at SEO Noob 08 Result.

Plz Congrates me

List of Free Press Release Website

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List of Free press release Website


  1. http://www.profnet.org/press.html
  2. http://mediapeak.com
  3. http://www.pressbox.co.uk/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi
  4. http://www.bizeurope.com/pressrelease.htm
  5. http://www.pr-scotland.com/addpr.htm
  6. http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/pressrelease.asp
  7. http://www.e-syndicate.net
  8. http://www.seo-pr.com
  9. http://www.internetwriters.com
  10. http://www.gebbieinc.com/
  11. http://www.XpressPress.com
  12. http://www.softwarewire.com/SubmitRelease.htm
  13. http://news.baou.com/
  14. http://www.prbot.com/
  15. http://highwire.stanford.edu/
  16. http://www.newzalert.com/

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Is It You?

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I get this image in email....and think to share with you....is it you? give your reply .

Semi-Public Social Bookmarking Site

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Semi Public Social Bookmarking Site List



Limited sharing - shared only to other registered users or by knowing the users URL..

  1. AbstractMouse.com
  2. BlinkPro
  3. Favoritoo
  4. Freelink.org
  5. GetBoo.com
  6. HLOM
  7. Lilisto
  8. memotoo
  9. MyBookmarks.com
  10. MyFavoritesOnline
  11. My Foxcloud
  12. MyWebDesktop.net
  13. Nextaris
  14. Philoi
  15. StartAid
  16. Turboclip
  17. Yahoo! My Web
  18. Zurpy
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Free Images - List of website where you get free images

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Free Image Websites List

Here is the list of websites where you can find free images for your blog or presentation or website. Remember while you use free images for commercial purpose look for term and condition to be in safer side of internet copyright rule.
  1. WikiMedia Commons - Over 2 million media files, most under CC licenses or dual licensed.
  2. Flickr - user photos shared under various conditions - many use a Creative Commons license.
  3. WP Clipart - Around 20,000 public domain clipart images.
  4. PublicDomainPictures.net - The name says it all. These are free to use in any way.
  5. Free Photos for Commercial Use - Public domain photos.
  6. PD Photo - Thousands of public domain photos.
  7. GIMP Archive - Over 3GB of public domain images.
  8. Open Clip Art - Public domain clip art as vector graphics.
  9. PD Clipart - 25,000 clipart images in public domain.
  10. Creative Commons Search - Search for Creative Commons licensed content.
  11. Morguefile - Free high resolution digital phtography
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The Best Places To Submit Your Articles For Viral Traffic By: Terence Tan

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Viral Traffic - Article Markeing


If you've spent any time online trying to promote your website or business, you must have very likely realised that one of the most effective ways to generate tons of free targetted web traffic on a long term basis is to write your own informative articles and freely distribute them to other webmasters and ezine publishers for their use.

Some of the benefits of this amazing strategy include:

-it's totally FREE and gets links to your website distributed to a huge number of other related websites on a permanent basis…

…no need to pay for the links…

…no need to give a return link on your own website to other sites…

-The presence of your links in many other websites also directly increases your Google PageRank and increases the targetted free traffic you get from search engines!

-When people see your name and website/company in the bylines of the articles on different sites, you will naturally be thought of as an "expert" in that field…This increases your credibility and makes it more likely that your visitors will take your recommendations to them more seriously.

The purpose of this article is to seek to create a comprehensive list of places where writers can submit their articles for distribution…

By creating this list based on the contributions and "tip offs" of the visitors to HugeAffiliates.com, we hope to save you the large amounts of time searching the web for websites and article announcement services (yes, you can try to use google to search for "article submission sites" but you will waste precious time going through a lot of unrelated websites).

If you find this page useful, please bookmark it…and use it whenever you have new articles to distribute…we will continue to update it with the latest links as we get "tip offs" from our visitors.

If you have any links to suggest to us, please let us know using the "Contact Us" page on HugeAffiliates.com.

If you would like to reproduce this article and link resource in your website/ezine to increase your website's "stickability", please feel free to do so. (because of the convenience of finding all the possible submission sites on one page,many writers will bookmark your site if you have this resource on it…Go Ahead…Bookmark this page NOW!)

Please reproduce the whole article including any reference to HugeAffiliates.com though.

Here Are The Links:

  1. http://goarticles.com/ulogin.html
  2. http://www.ezinearticles.com/add_url.html
  3. http://www.freewebarticles.com/index.php
  4. http://www.certificate.net/wwio/ideas.shtml
  5. http://www.ideamarketers.com/writers.cfm
  6. http://www.womans-net.com/submit.php
  7. http://www.netterweb.com/articles/articlesubmit.htm
  8. http://www.allnetarticles.com/submitarticle.asp
  9. http://www.articlecity.com/article_submission.shtml
  10. http://cerebuswebmaster.com/onsite/articles/submit_article.html
  11. http://www.huginc.com/secure/frmarticle_submission.asp?AuthorID=11286&FrmMd=ADD
  12. http://www.boconline.com/sub-art.htm
  13. http://clickforcontent.com/cgi-bin/epro/reporter.pl?signup
  14. http://www.marketing-seek.com/articles/submit.shtml
  15. http://www.addme.com/nlsubmit.htm
  16. http://www.scamfreesuccess.com/article.htm
  17. http://www.connectionteam.com/submit.html
  18. http://www.vectorcentral.com/articles-form.html
  19. http://www.marketing-of-training.com/motoarticles/submityourarticle.htm
  20. http://www.work911.com/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi
  21. http://www.businesstoolchest.com/articles/submit.shtml
  22. http://thewhir.com/find/articlecentral/suggest.asp
  23. http://top7business.com/submit/
  24. http://www.upromote.com/newsletter/submit.html
  25. http://www.digital-women.com/submitarticle.htm
  26. http://www.coolpick.com/way/cool/submit1.html
  27. http://www.freesticky.com/stickyweb/submitarticle.asp
  28. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aabusiness/
  29. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aageneral/
  30. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aainet/
  31. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/article_announce_list/
  32. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/articles4you2use4promotion/
  33. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/articles_archives/
  34. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ArticlePublish/
  35. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ArticlePublisher/
  36. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/articlesubmission/
  37. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Free-Content/

Hope you found this article useful…

Remember…bookmark this page and if you discover any other good sites to distribute articles through, let me know.Thanks!

Terence Tan is the creater of HugeAffiliates.com, a website dedicated towards the development of Multi Level Affiliate Programs as an alternative system of business. Visit http://hugeaffiliates.com to learn how MLAPs can multiply your affiliate referral commissions AND for the most updated version of this list of places to distribute your articles.

(Please feel free to to freely reproduce and distribute this article, so long as it is reproduced in full, including the hyperlinks)

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Free 5,000+ Books to Download

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Free Ebooks List



Here is the list of free ebooks which you can download from rapidshare. Click the Code URL where book name and rapishare download link are there.

Part 1 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/JNO73E

Part 2 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/WLT963

Part 3 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/907SID

Part 4 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/ES0HIK

Part 5 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/LYV5R

Part 6 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/76SSI5

Part 7 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/NN0D21

Part 8 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/IDNMU4

Part 9 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/88SDHR

Part 10 (500 Ebooks):

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/9VT7IE

Part 11

CODE

http://rapidshare.com/users/5AC6WK

http://rapidshare.com/users/JI4BSD

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Australian Fanchisor Directory

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Hi, Everyone

When I was surfing on internet (everybody loves to) I comes to see one website Which is giving
Online Franchises Shop offers, Opportunity for Sale Franchising, Buy Franchises in Australia. Avail Information to Buy a Business, Business for Sale in Australia. This Australian Franchisor Directory provides online Franchisor Directory for Entrepreneurship, Self Employment, Retail, Small Business. It has really nice niche to earn money. and also nice sources to have business in Australia.

Have look and think on it

sweta

£ - How To Market Finance Website?

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Finance Directory Websites



Whenever it comes to market a niche specific website one needs to get links from niche specific website. I am giving list of some finance directory. Click here to get more Finance Directory list.

  1. Finance info
  2. Home X Loan
  3. Investment Dir
  4. Novice Investing
  5. Search 4 Cash
  6. Search 4 Funds
  7. The Money Service
  8. Sef Directory


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23 Brilliant Doubts - Unanswered

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SEO Break at Yicrosoft Directory



Today I receive email on 23 brilliant doubts - unanswered. And its really make me laugh.
So I think for change with this SEO and yicrosoft directory we need a Break (kitkat)


1.If all the nations in the world are in debt(am not joking. even US has got debts), where did all the money go? (weird)

2.When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it? (to be give a thought)

3.What is the speed of darkness? (absurd)

4.If the "black box" flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff? (very good thinking)

5.Who copyrighted the copyright symbol? (who knows)

6.Can you cry under water? (let me try)

7.Why do people say, "you've been working like a dog" when dogs just sit around all day? (i think they meant something else)

8.Why are the numbers on a calculator and a phone reversed? (God knows)

9.Do fish ever get thirsty? (let me ask and tell)

10.Can you get cornered in a round room? (by ones eyes)

12.Why do birds not fall out of trees when they sleep? (tonight i will stay and watch)

13.What came first, the fruit or the color orange? (seed)

14.If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? (No comments)

15.What should one call a male ladybird? (No comments)

16.If a person suffered from amnesia and then was cured would they remember that they forgot? (can somebody help )

17.Can you blow a balloon up under water? (yes u can)

18.Why is it called a "building" when it is already built? (strange isnt it)

19.If you were traveling at the speed of sound and you turned on your radio would you be ! able to hear it? (got to think scientifically)

20.If you're traveling at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens? (i dont have a change to try)

21.Why is it called a TV set when theres only one? (very nice)

22.If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth? (this is nice)

23.Wh! y do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can't go that fast on any road? (stupid, break the law)

Ugliest SEO Myths

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Every now and then you might come across a seo company which would charge you for submitting your website to the search engine or making your site map etc. Well these are important but certainly not necessary what so ever. Below is a list of Ugliest SEO Myths that you should be aware of:

1. Submission to search engines by using their Add Url page: This is certainly never required. You can get indexed by only getting a link from a high PR website. If you manage to get a PR7 or PR8 link then you may get indexed within 24 hours straight!

2. Building a site map: Well the main purpose of a site map is to link all your web pages from a single or multiple pages, but if you have a good site architecture where all the inner pages are linked with each other then you don’t need to bother about it.

3. Content is the king so you need to update your site regularly: Well how many times we have to say that content isn’t the king at all. The only purpose of content is to get yourself notified and separated from the crew. So write unique and quality content for making reputation and not for search engines.

4. Using H1, H2 tags for higher search engine rankings: Well even if it adds up it is very small but that being said you must use them but be sure not every header be H1.

5. Keyword and Description tags are not useful: Well keyword and description tags have become less important lately but still every small thing adds up to a huge success. It is a good practice to use them on your web pages, and be sure to have them unique for every page.


Seo myth

Website Review by Yicrosoft Directory

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I have talk with owner of fresh web solution website - Gavin and have some discussion about its services. They ask me to have some review on website design. So, today I go through website Fresh Web Solutions. And also have some SEO related analysis for that website.
Basically Gavin is giving website design services. So he needs to show his design capabilities on his website.
Good Things With Website Design
  1. The design and color combination is really good with architecture and navigation.
  2. Having blog with the website is really good to increase inbuilt links and helps in updating website easily.
  3. Putting gallery in side bar is also nice idea.
  4. Having permanent link from footer to Design Diseases with no follow. (I hope its Gavin`s another website)
  5. URL also well optimize (permalink)
Need To Improve
  1. Put some backlinks to your homepage with anchor text in your post.
  2. If you want put bookmarklet.
  3. Put one link to your home page with anchor text in footer also
  4. In side bar you have tag widget but its didn't showing anything. Means you didn't tag your post. Give keywords to your post.
  5. Use all in seo pack plugin to optimize every post.
  6. If you going to add more Categories and sub categories then put related keyword.

I think this small review will be helpful to you.

I am glad to give review of this website.

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List of Social Media Sites that Pass Page Rank

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100 Social Media Sites that Pass Page Rank



User-generated content has taken over the Internet and much of Google’s first page rankings.
To see just a quick example of their power, go to Google and search for “Google Assassin”, which is a product that was just recently released by Chris McNeeney And Ken X.
The front page results are dominated by sites like Blogspot.com, hubpages.com, and

Squidoo. “Web 2.0″ properties have enabled this kind of Google domination.
In future blog posts, I will be outlining exactly how to dominate the front pages of Google using social media sites. In the meantime, I’m going to give you a list of 100 Social Media Sites that Pass Page Rank so you can start playing around with them now.
These sites range from social bookmarking sites like Digg to blogging platforms like Blogowogo.com. They have been listed in order of descending Alexa rank.


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  1. http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/
  2. http://360.yahoo.com
  3. pages.google.com
  4. www.wetpaint.com
  5. www.blogspot.com
  6. www.flickr.com
  7. www.livejournal.com
  8. www.wordpress.com
  9. www.xanga.com
  10. www.digg.com
  11. www.technorati.com
  12. www.ezinearticles.com
  13. www.squidoo.com
  14. www.slashdot.org
  15. www.reddit.com
  16. www.blogsome.com
  17. www.propeller.com
  18. www.tumblr.com
  19. www.sphinn.com
  20. www.hubpages.com
  21. www.indianpad.com
  22. www.furl.net
  23. www.killerstartups.com
  24. www.dzone.com
  25. www.care2.com/news/
  26. www.zimbio.com
  27. www.clipmarks.com
  28. www.activerain.com
  29. www.leenks.com
  30. www.bumpzee.com
  31. www.faves.com
  32. www.swik.net
  33. http://ma.gnolia.com
  34. www.shoutwire.com
  35. www.humsurfer.com
  36. www.mister-wong.com
  37. www.imnewswatch.com
  38. www.thoof.com
  39. www.listverse.com
  40. www.spicypage.com
  41. www.aboutus.org
  42. www.plugim.com
  43. www.blogmarks.net
  44. www.autospies.com
  45. www.sk-rt.com
  46. www.ballhype.com
  47. www.bibsonomy.org
  48. www.rateitall.com
  49. www.lipstick.com
  50. www.yedda.com
  51. www.blog.co.uk
  52. http://jackhumphrey.com/imnews/
  53. www.listible.com
  54. www.linkedwords.com
  55. www.smallbusinessbrief.com/index.php
  56. http://links.hubspot.com/
  57. www.searchles.com
  58. www.connotea.org
  59. www.rawsugar.com
  60. www.blogmemes.net
  61. www.folkd.com
  62. www.plime.com
  63. www.clipclip.org
  64. www.mixx.com
  65. www.work.com
  66. www.spotback.com
  67. www.trailfire.com
  68. www.bloghop.com
  69. www.socialogs.com
  70. www.kinja.com
  71. www.dotnetkicks.com
  72. www.blogster.com
  73. www.blogowogo.com
  74. www.wirefan.com
  75. www.hugg.com
  76. www.buzzflash.net
  77. www.clearblogs.com
  78. www.connectedy.com
  79. www.bmaccess.net
  80. www.onmylist.com/
  81. www.tribalwar.com
  82. www.aeonity.com
  83. www.thoughts.com
  84. www.easyjournal.com
  85. www.marktd.com
  86. www.blogetery.com
  87. www.linkatopia.com
  88. www.complore.com
  89. www.mylinkvault.com
  90. www.listafterlist.com
  91. www.millionsofgames.com
  92. www.fluther.com
  93. www.tweako.com
  94. www.unalog.com
  95. www.protolize.org
  96. www.creamaid.com
  97. www.realestatevoices.com
  98. www.hypediss.com
  99. www.pixelgroovy.com
  100. www.betamarker.com/


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Tips To Increase Traffic Of Your Blog

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Blog Marketing Tips


Here are 8 tips to help you grow YOUR blog as well…

#1 Put your blog URL in your email signature, so everyone you email with will be aware of it.

#2 Make sure aggregators and social bookmark sites such as Technorati, Digg, del.icio.us, and Stumble are aware of your site by opening accounts and marking your blog.

#3 Visit other blogs relevant to your target audience, and leave comments on the blog postings other people have created. DO NOT make these posts blatant invitations to your blog. Simply add useful, relevant information that adds to the quality of the original post, along with a link to your blog in your signature.

#4 Add the URL’s of other bloggers in your niche to your “Blogroll”. Then notify them that you have done so. Do not ask them to reciprocate with a link from their blog. If they like what you have to say, they will. If they don’t, they won’t. But at least adding them to your blogroll starts the conversation.

#5 Use a blog “pinging” service such as http://www.pingmyblog.com/ or http://pingomatic.com/ to let search engines know your blog exists.

#6 When invited to post or be interviewed on other blogs, graciously accept. Provide them with good quality content which will make people want to read more of what you have to say. Make sure they place a link to your blog in the post.


#7 Pick a niche (or not). Have you ever heard the quote “Get rich in your niche”. It means to focus on one area, and don’t get distracted by anything else, and you’ll be more successful. I’ve heard it related to writing, public relations, marketing, and blogging. Unfortunatley, in my case, I have multiple niches. So I blog about all of them. So far, it seems to have worked. My main areas of focus are business, DRTV, internet marketing, bringing new inventions to market, teleseminars, and customer service. Each of these niches are related, and each brings in niche specific traffic to my blog.


#8 Find a way to piggy-back on other media. On thing that has led to huge traffic on my blog was the TV show American Inventor. By blogging about the show from an Infomercial/DRTV perspective, rather than an entertainment angle, I received a lot of traffic from search engines and other blogs who recommended others read mine because of the unique twist. The millions of people who watched the TV show, then went to search about the inventors or inventions now find my perspective on business, marketing, and new products.

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My Squidoo Love

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Squidoo is better place to create one profile page. Squidoo people always come with new and fresh ideas. I always look for new idea of one page which Squidoo display on dashboard user panel.

Its really great to be a part of squidoo community. There are lot other such website which gives you chance to create a page but the different creativity which squidoo give is best.

For example do you ever think searching for Who? or creating a profile page. Squidoo Who comes at that place. Where we can create page on us or friends or any famous person or a anyone. They make us to think in this way.

There is also best, worst, ever, good etc pages which squidoo providing. Which look like newspaper.

Squidoo ebay, Squidoo Video are other channels where squidoo give us chance to use our creativity through them.

I hope every one is agree with this. I wrote only brief....


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20 tips to start and run profitable paid web directory

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“How to start a web directory?” is very often question on webmasters forums. After reading another such tread I decided to share some tips for people new in this filed, but also for those who are not so new. List is not definite, but should give you idea how “easy” this really is.

Ok, enough with this intro boring stuff, lets get to the point.

1. Choose a good domain name

a. If you want to be remembered you must choose good memorable and recognizable name for your directory-make a brand.

b. Including one keyword in your domain name (”directory” in this case) is also good idea if you want better chances to rank well for “web directory” or other less competitive terms in search engines.

c. If possible choose domain name that will start with a,b,c or d. You might get better positions in web directories or web directories lists that sort listings by alphabetical order. Not most important thing to do, but still might help a bit.

example of good domain names: Aviva Directory, Alive Directory etc.

budget required: 10$

2. Choose a script that suits your needs

Think about features you want for your directory and choose script that fits you best. Most user these days choose PHP Link Directory because there are a lot of mods and a lot of templates available.

However, feel free to check most recent list of web directories scripts.

Let’s say you chose PHPLD and and continue with that further in article. Single domain use licence with copyright removal will cost you 75$(25 without copyright removal-but you don’t want that option) and 10$ paid access to support forums.

budget required: 85$

3. Choose reliable and reputable web host

You don’t want to end up with your directory downtime or server crash. Choose reputable and trusted web host. Some host have problems with some scripts, so ones you think of host, do a search on google for “your script name”+”host name”+”problems”. Some forums tread or review might pop up and save some of your nervs.

budget required: 5$ per month

4. Create unique categories structure

a. Make your categories structure well organized and optimized for users.

b. Think about categories names-those will be title tags of your pages that are most important for SE renkings.

example: Owner of www.budget-hosting-123.com wants to get relevant links and SEO his site for “budget hosting”. He will do a search on Google for “budget hosting” and try to get link on all websites in results. If your category www.yourdirectory.com/hosting/budgethosting/ shows on first two pages of results, guess what happens?

c. Category names, e.g. title tags must be related to terms your customer is after in SEO. Don’t create categories named “others”-nobody wants to rank for that term.

budget required: 0$

5. Install mods that will help you make sales

One of profitable mods (for PHPLD) is deep links mod. It will allow your users to submit few more deep links (links to internal pages of their website) on their own listing page making your offer more valuable. If you are interested in exactly this mod, you can contact Anon , leading mod developer for PHPLD script.

budget required: 100$

6. Custom design

While Google page rank and Page Strength are most important things to your customers and only important thing for professional SEO’s, minimum 30% of your potential customers will be tempted to buy a listing based on your directory looks only. This will also make everybody see that you consider your business seriously and your directory is here to stay.

To find a good designer, ask for recommendation on webmasters forums or your script support forums. You can also contact owners of best looking directories with this question.

You can concentrate on links building and traffic first and get a custom design after page rank update (to help you covert your traffic to sales), but having custom design from start is better option. You are making brand, remember?

budget required: 500$

7. List quality websites in your directory by hand

Adobe will not submit their site to your directory, be sure. Listing great authoritative sites will benefit you in two ways:

a. You are building good resource for your visitors.

b. You are signaling search engines that your directory is valuable resource, made for humans-not a link farm.

budget required: 0$

8. Build blog(s) around your directory

Having blog or blogs on various topics behind your directory is big plus in many ways:

a. Blogs get more links than paid web directories and get better pr. Linking your main url(or even inner pages) from blogs can help you increase pr.

b. By having unique content you will get more traffic from search engines and reach more potential customers. You will also get non customers visitors that will check sites listed in your directory. Your customers listed sites in your directory to improve SERP’s, but some extra targeted traffic in their stats will put them smile on the face-resulting in repeated purchase and possible recommendation of your directory.

c. Ones your blogs get popular and strong parts of your websites, you can exchange links with other websites asking them to point link back to your main url.

For tips on starting a blog check out 21 surefire tips for a successful blog launch.

budget required: 0$ if you write everything yourself

9. Release free web directories templates

Pay someone to design and code templates for popular web directory scripts (or make them yourself) and give them free to use with condition to keep link in footer, pointing to your site.

You can find one or two sponsors who will pay you to place their links in footer too, with same requirement. This will save you some money, but you will also loose many potential users of your templates. Directory owners tend to have number of outgoing links as low as possible so they can pass more pr to their own pages.

Templates will be mostly used on new directories(mostly free ones), so don’t count on pr very much. One free template will usually end up being used on 2-25 directories, depending on quality, number of required footer links and promotion done on it.

So, you will not get much pr love doing this, but you will increase total number of backlinks from sites using your template and blogs writing about free templates. What is most important, you will get highly targeted traffic and increase sales.

budget required: 150-400$ per template depending on quality

10. Release free blogs themes

Principe is similar to releasing free directory templates, but few things are different.

a. Number of required footer links is not that important as in directory templates. Blog owners do not care about outgoing links that much so you can sell some sponsors spots for links in footer. However, it is still better to have only one link in footer.

b. Backlinks from blogs using your themes will most likely be unrelated to your directory and will not send you targeted traffic, but will attract more general public and pass you much more pr than directories. Blogs get high pr much more quickly than directories and themes are much easier to switch on already established blogs.

You can hire someone or simply buy themes with full rights on webmaster forums like Site Point or Digital Point

budget required: 150-300$ per theme depending on quality

11. Get listed in strongest directories

Listing in leading web directories will not only pass pr and get your directory a valuable backlink, but will also send you very targeted traffic. There are a lot of lists that sort directories by page rank, but I recommend you to check out strongest directories sorted by page strength.

budget required: unknown-depends on you

12. Get listed in web directories lists

This is probably most targeted traffic you can get. Having banner or featured listing here is a very good idea. Those lists are constantly visited by SEO’s and individuals who seek places to submit their web sites. They are hungry for quality links-you just have to serve them meal.

There is a large number of web directories lists and directories of directories. Some require link back to get listed like Directory Critic for example and others are paid for inclusion. Be sure to get listed in all of them.

budget required: unknown-depends on you

13. Advertise on SEO related sites

Buy links on SEO related forums and blogs. Choose high traffic and high pr ones, to make sure you benefit in both ways. This way, you will present your directory to SEO’s and if you are good enough-purchasing listings in your directory might become part of standard SEO procedure for some SEO companies.

budget required: 30-150$ per month and per site, depending on pr and popularity.

14. Advertise on webmasters forums

Webmasters are your targeted customers. Advertise on sites they visit every day. You can buy adwords on forums like Digital Point , start a paid tread on forums like Site Point or buy banner or text link on forums like WTF. It is up to you to test what converts best.

budget required: unknown

15. Buy signatures and avatars on webmaster forums

Yes, this is also an option. Instead of spamming forums with your link and recommending your directory in every “where to get listed” tread, buy signatures (links under every text in post) or/and avatars with your directory name and url. Search for members active in directories section and offer them money for this service. Prices range around 10$ per 1000 posts per month for signatures links and around 5$ for avatars.

Yes, this will increase you backlinks count, but your main goal doing this is to present your website to community and again to get targeted traffic and make sales.

On forums like Digital Point this is allowed, but don’t try this on Site Point-you will get banned.

budget required: 10$ per 1k posts per month for signature link and 5$ for avatar rent.

16. Analyze what your competitors are doing

To save some money for testing conversions of advertising and to find cheap links with high pr, analyze what leaders are doing. Simply type “link:www.populardirectoryurl.com” in Google or Yahoo and see where they are linked from.

17. Be a sponsor and donator

Offer money or free listings in your directory as prize for various webmasters related contests. For good example check out www.directorycontest.com

You can also donate some money for various purposes.You will help someone and get a link in return.

budget required: unknown

18. Provide good support to your customers

Review submitted listings in 24-48 hours. Answer questions that your customers ask. Don’t go to vacation and leave your site while you are drinking cocktails on a beach. Find someone to take care about your business while you are away. Time is money, both for you and your customers.

budget required: 0$ of you do this yourself

19. Reject spammy web sites

Refunding money to owner of spammy web site might not be the easiest thing to do for you, but you it is a must if you plan to benefit in long run. Create submission guidelines and stick to it, even if you have to reject 50% of submitted listings. Here is why:

a. You customers wouldn’t like to get listed among 20 “made for adsense” websites

b. You must keep quality of your web directory to provide surfers with valuable resource.

c. Linking to shady websites might get your directory de-indexed in search engines and ruin your complete business.

budget required: depending on you

20. Think out of the box

This list is not final. Not even close. Be creative and innovative marketer. Print stickers, buy commercials on TV or pay a prostitute to tattoo your logo on her ass. Be first to do something and get attention. With all this work and ivestments-you deserve it.

budget required: not possible to say

You are wondering “where did you get those tips?”

I have been interested in web directories for a long time now, since I design them and must stay up to date with relevant info in order to provide my customers with design concepts that will help them run their business in best possible way.

I learned a lot reading posts in directories section of Digital Point forums(thanks a lot to great community) and following promotion methods of leading web directories such as Aviva Directory, Alive Directory, V7n Directory, Directory Dump, LinksJuice, Forplex and many many others. Hope those guys will not get mad for “revealing their secrets” :)

If you find these tips good to know and want to help me back:

You can list this blog in your directory

or

you can buy 1$ link at my starting up Leading web directories list.

However, having your opinion on this is more than enough.


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