Directories are online lists of businesses or people. Think of the old yellow pages. That’s where people went to find a business. Now it is all online. You can even find multiple yellow pages companies who have online directories. Most directories have a free basic service with an upgrade if a business wants more services.
Directories offer influential and high quality backlinks to new and existing local business. Basically, a backlink is a link in one website (in this case a directory) that links to your website. In a directory, this is accomplished by entering your website domain with the information about you and your company.
What is a blog?
A typical blog serves as an online journal or diary where an individual lets the world know how they think and feel about certain things. If you are a member of facebook.com, myspace.com, or any other social networking site, there's a good chance you have been writing in a blog and didn't even know it.
What is blog marketing?
Blog marketing is the use of a blog or blogs to produce traffic for the purpose of monetizing that traffic. Using a blog to market a product or merely as a means of producing online income is cheaper than using a website, a lot cheaper. This is mainly because of the availability of free blog services that are in many ways just as good as having a website you spent a boatload of money on. Because blog marketing has few barriers to entry, it is an excellent way for a beginner to get their feet wet in the Internet Marketing business.
Thanks to both the human and Search Engine demand for quality content, it's entirely possible to make serious money from creating, promoting, and maintaining blogs. As I hope to show you in this book, turning a blog into a cash machine is relatively inexpensive and can be done by anyone who understands the basics of marketing and the Internet.
Keywords and keyword phrases are just words or a word phrase. Often the term “keyword” includes phrases. Keyword phrases are also called keyphrases, long tail keywords or long tail keyword phrases. I prefer to use the term Keyword to mean both single and multiple words.
Bottom line, keywords are words and phrases that the search engine analyzes for their indexes and what people type into the search engine to find the information they want. Examples of keywords are: gardening, organic gardening, herb garden, gardening tips, gardening supplies.
In this usage, what is important is how often the word or phrase was searched in search engines, such as Google. In other words, how often did people type into Google that word or word phrase to find the information they are looking for.
So if I am writing about antique furniture, if I use ‘old’ as a keyword, it wouldn’t work so well as I would get people searching for old hats, old dogs, etc. Yet I could use a keyword phrase of ‘old furniture’ if it ranks well in the search engine listings.
Keywords, in this usage, has little to do with the older copywriting concept of a key word or phrase in the article. Think of it as that humans do not read keywords initially. It’s all about how people will search the internet and find the article, so the computer reads it first.
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Google My Business is Google’s new platform for creating, managing, and monitoring business listings. It is a good first step for companies that are just getting started on the web; but it has also become the main, one-stop-shop dashboard for businesses that previously used Google+ Local and Google Places for Business.
If your brand claimed and verified your listing on one of the previous platforms, the information should have been automatically updated to Google My Business.
However, it’s still a good idea to check to make sure everything transferred correctly. If not, fix any inaccuracies or duplicates as soon as possible.
One of the major benefits of the service is that businesses will no longer have to update their information multiple times across different Google properties.
Google My Business will help you connect with more local consumers, whether they’re searching for you on organic search, Maps, or Google+. It is a fast way to help your business show up across the board; ultimately giving you more visibility and exposure.
Google My Business is a free service designed to get more business owners under the Google umbrella. Its tools and features make it very convenient for companies to manage their Google-related online properties in a single unified place.
“This ebook will give you 100 search engine techniques. The competition is fierce in the search engines. In order to get your web site or blog ranked high you need all the SEO techniques you can handle from this list!
95% of people use the internet now to find a business. If people cannot see your site, then you are not going to be making any sales. One of the cheapest forms of traffic is search engine optimization (SEO). This is the process of optimizing your website to rank for specific keywords within one of the search engines such as Google. One of the first things you need to understand when you start learning SEO is the role of meta tags.
Meta tags are simply lines of html code that are put into a web page to communicate certain things to the search engines. These control things such as how you want your website to display in the search engines as well as what keywords that you believe you should be ranking for.
The first, and least important, meta tag to discuss are the keywords meta tags. These were originally meant to aid search engine indexing by telling web browsers what keywords that you think your page should best be seen under. However, the problem is that many web masters started to stuff these with all sorts of keywords they wanted to rank for. If everyone wants to rank for “make money online” everyone will have it in the keyword meta tag which does not do search engines much good. As a result, these are not very useful anymore and are likely ignored entirely, with the exception of sites such as press releases.
The Meta Title Tag tells the search engine how you want your web page to be seen in the search results. This is arguably the most important tag for SEO. You want the main keyword you are trying to rank for to always appear somewhere in your meta title tag. Additionally, given it is the most prominent thing that comes up when someone searches, you want it to catch people's eyes and induce them to click on it.
The last important meta tag is the Description Meta Tag. This is what appears directly under the title tag in the search results, which is a more elaborate summary of what your site is about. It only appears if words in the description are typed in the search, so you want to again make sure any key words you are targeting appear in the description. You also want it to be compelling copy to make people want to click it.
Setting meta tags these days is pretty easy if you are using WordPress. You can use a SEO plugin such as All In One SEO or Yoast SEO to set these individually for each page before you publish it. The most important is to set meta tags for the home page, which can usually be done in the plugin settings section.
Having the proper meta tags setup is a prerequisite for strong rankings. By understanding meta tags you have taken your first step towards SEO domination, meaning that Google will list your website higher than others.
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Yes, it's true… and it's VERY easy to do (if you know the formula)!
YouTube is SO much more than a fun way to kill some time and watch some crazy videos…
BUT it's imperative that you start now and get your YouTube videos ranked for your targeted keywords while this new method is still in the early stages.
It's estimated that by 2015, 90% of all web traffic will be video based. That's only a few short years from now. You must secure your rankings now before your competition figures this out. Don't delay any longer!
The Sooner You Learn How To Rank Your YouTube Videos… The More Money You'll Make!
Did you know that the #1 ranked video will be clicked on 46% of the time?
In comparison, the #3 ranked video which will only be clicked 13% of the time!
That's a HUGE difference in traffic… the top guy is getting 3 – 4 times MORE TRAFFIC than you!
Now imagine if you're ranked #10 or #20 or maybe #45… you'll only receive a small trickle of video views.
As you probably realize, more and more webmasters have turned to YouTube to help promote their websites and products…
The problem is they're doing it all wrong!
And it's costing them BIG TIME… Just by implementing a few simple tricks, they could easily generate 10 TIMES more traffic and sales!
I've spent hundreds of hours studying YouTube and experimenting with their algorithm. And all my hard work finally paid off. I cracked the code and discovered the secrets that people with the top YouTube videos use to reach the #1 spot.
There's Something I Should Tell You…
It wasn't my intention to use the videos I posted to YouTube to earn money. In the beginning, I didn't even realize that it was possible to do so.
My original goal was to simply learn how I could make better videos. I literally had no idea that I was about to tumble down a rabbit hole of marketing opportunities.
Now just because I wasn't looking for money-making opportunities, doesn't mean I'm not willing to take them when they fall I my lap!
As soon as I realized the possibilities, I decided to learn as much as I could about YouTube, Google, and how to use the two to earn additional revenue.
It took a while, but I finally learned everything I needed to know. Armed with this knowledge, I watched my YouTube videos rocket to top of the rankings.
Once this happened I was delighted when I discovered that in addition to my website getting a significant increase in daily traffic, my Google rankings also increased over time.
In fact, I'm still reaping the benefits of every single video I posted!
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There I was doing a little research just for fun and it turns out to be one of the easiest things I've done to make money online!
Of course, the moment I saw the kind of results that could be achieved, I began a serious effort to fine-tune and perfect the entire process.
I researched, I experimented, I tested, I tweaked… until I finally came up with the most efficient and most effective means of getting from point A to point B (“A” being the start of each process and “B” the actual time when the traffic and money came rolling in).
I documented everything that worked, so I could quickly repeat the process in any niche market and exploit this massive opportunity. After that, it was clear sailing!
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And just to take the risk off the table completely !
The internet has definitely dramatically changed the way we do things. Today, instead of driving to our local bookstore, we open our computers, surf the net, and buy downloadable ebooks online. As more and more people are buying electronic books due to the convenience they bring, there is now a huge demand for these information products. If you are a writer and you are more than willing to share your specialized knowledge to online users, you can make a fortune out of this endeavor.
Creating your own products is by far the best way to make money online. If you don't have the resources yet to create physical products, you can start with digital or information base products like ebooks. By going this route, you will not need huge amount of money for your initial investment and you can write about any topic that you are very passionate about as long as they have a viable market online.
Ebook writing can be your key to succeed online. You can use these electronic books as your traffic-generating tools, sell them for profits, use them to establish your expertise on your chosen niche, or help your potential customers by giving them free information so they will become loyal to you. With numerous benefits that these information products can offer you, you must seriously include ebook writing in your internet marketing to-do list.