Social Media SEO – The New Standard

social media seoDriving Traffic.  Those of us who work on the internet depend on it.

If you are utilizing SEO and struggling to get traffic, one of the factors you may want to look at is Social Media SEO.

Google is always changing it’s algorithms and that will always be the case.

They are currently heavily favoring social media links and signals and with the continuing surge in social sharing, you can bet this is a trend that here to stay.

Now, in case you are thinking about going out and getting a ton of twitter accounts and tweeting your url, don’t bother.  While getting a bunch of tweets is good, all the signals are coming from one ‘domain’, if you will.  AND if you tweet them all at the same time, it doesn’t ‘look’ natural.

Better is to have bookmarks and likes, shares and tweets, all coming in from many different sources at different times.

Now doing this yourself is time consuming, so whenever I can find a way to automate something, I’m on it!

There are several tools out there for Social Media SEO.  Here is quick overview on my favorite tool – Social ADR.  This program is easy to use, fully automated, quite powerful, AND it’s brower based so you can use it on ANY computer.

 

So there you have it, Social Media SEO made easy! 

SocialADR is a great tool.  I especially love the fact that I can control how fast the links are distributed to my site.  Being able to provide a constant drip of social signals is powerful stuff!

If you enjoyed this post, share the love.  Please like, plus, tweet or bookmark it!  :)

 

Live your Best Life!

Julie Becker

P.S.  To see more of the tools I use, be sure to check out my ‘Tools of the Trade‘ section.

Choosing Keywords to be the Queen (or King) of Google!

choosing keywordsChoosing Keywords can be a lengthy process, but when you are trying to get your content on the first page of Google, only winning matters!

If you have unlimited resources at your disposal and a staff of people working on search engine optimization for you, you might not care about this.  But if you’re in business for yourself, you need to be crafty and savvy when choosing keywords!

First things first.  It’s ALL about the competition… meaning, that when you are choosing keywords that you want to rank for, you need to know what your competition is doing so you can BEAT them.   It really all comes down to that….  a game, really!

Everyone typically let’s you know about the free Google Keyword Tool.  And this is a great tool for telling you how many searches people are doing every month.  Many people will tell you to focus on terms that get thousands of searches every month.  But if you do not know what your competition is doing, you don’t know whether the tools you have will be able to get you to the top.

Ranking in Google is all about getting lots of backlinks from various different sources and doing is over a period of time.  The flaw with just looking at the number of searches is that top competitor for your keyword many have 3000 backlinks going to his site and many of them may be high authority.  If your backlinking tools only get you 2500 backlinks OR if you can get 4000 but they are lesser authority…..   you lose.

Can you see how important it is when choosing the keywords that will work for you?  Listen.  There are lots of great keyword tools out there.  I LOVE the one I use….  Keyword Canine by Jonathon Leger.  This thing is amazing AND there is no software to download….  it is browser based.  I learned about it because I use Article Builder (another Jonathon Leger product) for creating unique articles for submission to article directories, backlinking services and auto blogging.

Take a look at this…  this is snippet of results I obtained when looking for related affiliate marketing keywords.  The program rates terms for their ease of ranking… green being the easiest, yellow – moderate, red – hard and flames -fierce.  :)

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When you research or click on one term, you can get detailed info that term and the top 10 ranking url’s.  You can see social engagement too – tweets, likes, +1’s.  You can click on the PageLinks and run a report to show you what kinds of links the competition has.

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And this is just the tip of the iceburg!  Check out the Keyword Canine Demo to get more information.  This program is easy, quick and powerful.

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There are several facets to ranking on the first page of Google.  Choosing the right Keywords starts the whole process.

So go grab the right keywords.  Use a professional tool to help you find them!

 

Live Your Best Life!

Julie Becker

P.S.  If you want to know how to rank in Google, you need course that will teach you how.  Get Rob Fore’s Predatory SEO and EAT the COMPETITION for LUNCH!! 😀

 

What are Backlinks? – It’s OK to Ask!

what are backlinksEvery once in a while I like to write a blog with the newbie in mind.  I remember what is was like when I first started online and was looking for information.

So step right up!

 

What are Backlinks Anyway?

A backlink is simply a link on an external site that points back to your internet site, blog or domain.

Think of backlinks this way.  They are like ‘votes’ of confidence from similar websites.  Other sites are recommending your content.  Getting backlinks from other sites is a strategy for increasing the number of qualified visitors you get for your web site (otherwise known as traffic).

Backlinks have a few different characteristics, but there a basically two types – Internal and External.

What Are Backlinks – Internal Links

Internal backlinks are basically links on a webpage to navigate to different pages or content on the the same site.  Some common internal backlinks are the “Contact Us” “FAQ” and “Homepage” links on a website.

Too many internal backlinks on your pages could get somewhat over-bearing and make the content look cluttered. If these backlinks are a needed, use them sparingly as to not give your reader too many choices and confuse them as to what you wish them to do.

Google also looks for internal backlinks.  They send “spiders” to navigate around and index a whole internet site, so make sure your internal links are working properly.

 

What Are Backlinks – External Links

An external backlink is nothing more than an outside website linking back to one of the pages on your website or blog.  In essence, someone site is pointing back to yours.

External Backlinks are Actually “Votes” and the are backbone of getting your content found in Google and rest of the search engines.

In the past, many internet site owners paid less than reputable sources to generate tons of backlinks for them because he who simply had the most backlinks ranked.  These links were typically a bunch of entirely irrelevant, spammy backlinks and Google has developed complicated algorithms to analyze what types of backlinks you have.

Google doesn’t like to see irrelevant links coming into your site.  It’s makes them NOT TRUST YOU, and they won’t want to ‘recommend’ your site, i.e. give it a higher position in their search engine results.

 

Building Backlinks to your Site

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Building your personal backlinks may be very tedious, time consuming and boring work. And it requires consistency… it’s something that should be done daily.

Google wants pages and backlinks on pages which are relevant to your own. It will do you NO good to obtain backlinks from websites promoting fish food if  you are in the automobile insurance market!

You commonly hear a term being utilized known as PR, brief for Pagerank.  Pagerank is Googles personal type of “link currency” they assign to pages according to how crucial their algorithm calculates them to be. A single backlink from a PR5 is worth hundreds from PR0 internet sites, get it?

To get the biggest results for the effort you put in – focus on acquiring a handful of hyperlinks from high PR pages.

Locate blogs and forums RELEVANT for your site’s principal subject. Become a regular contributor and leave comments. That way you turn into trusted expert in your field and as you construct relationships with other people on that blog or forum they will click through for your website. This increases your targeted traffic and sends a positive signal for the search engines.

Here’s yet another tip: go back and comment on blogs IN YOUR NICHE and go back regularly to comment on new posts. Show people you are not a spammer and you’ll quickly obtain a foothold on a well-liked internet site or blog, thus increasing visits for your own site!

The crucial point in creating backlinks for ranking purposes is constant activity. Strive to obtain 20 to 30 great high quality backlinks each day, consistently, for an extended time period. Depending on the competition inside your niche you might or might not ever “be done” with getting more backlinks.

Automate getting Backlinks!

automateCreating backlinks can be tedious, so you may want to automate some of it!

My favorite service for beginners is SocialADR because it creates social bookmarks, which Google loves AND it is EASY for beginners (as well as veterans) to use.  The bookmarks are all generated manually by people and I get traffic and ‘likes’ and ‘shares’, as well as bookmarks.  I still use it and love it!  You can find it up in the Tools of the Trade portion of my site.

And if you are looking for some great training that can take you from beginner to advanced in different areas of Internet Marketing, such as ranking in Google, Facebook Marketing or YouTube Marketing, go check out the Training section.

I hope this post his been helpful you to begin to understand backlinks!  Please ‘like’, ‘Google +’ and share if you enjoyed it.  :)

 

Live Your Best Life!

Julie Becker

Post Penguin SEO: Learn – Don’t Panic!

post penguin seoSo Google implemented another update and if you utilize SEO, your Google Search Engine Rankings may have been affected.  What do you do for Post Penguin SEO?

Well… first things first.  This isn’t the first time Google changed it’s algorithms for search pages and it surely won’t be the last.  Rest assured, SEO professionals have already started their testing and will come to a conclusion as to what types of links are better, how quickly they should be added, and so forth.

While link structuring IS important, here’s something you can do TODAY to get clues on the path you should be taking to rank content NOW.  So don’t panic!  Follow me. :)

Post Penguin SEO you can Implement Today

Let’s take a look at some Google Search Results.  Before the Update, one of my posts was ranking #1 for ‘High Ticket Affiliate Programs’.  After the Update, it ranks at #9.

I am showing you this so that you can evaluate your own posts today and identify what you can do to get ranked in Google today.  Let’s take a look.

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Youtube Videos in the top 3 spots.  I have seen this trend increasing, even before the Google updates.  Well…   Google owns Youtube and their algorithm appears to be giving Youtube videos a lot more weight.  While I do have videos, I did not have one posted for this keyword.

Big Hint for you: Start learning how to do video marketing.  I will be uploading a video for this keyword ASAP.  😀  If you need help with Video Marketing, Tube Traffic Mojo is an awesome course.  Do it right, or don’t do it at all!

The 6th spot is occupied by a document on Slideshare.net, a place where you can upload pdf documents and presentations.  Again, I have been seeing increased incidents over the last couple of months where Slideshare doc’s are starting to rank.  Clearly, Google has taken a liking to this site, so take note!

You can convert blog posts to pdf’s and upload them to Slideshare.  I did NOT do that for this keyword…   tomorrow it will be there!

Let’s move on to the number 8 position, which is occupied by a Facebook Fan Page with the keyword in the Page Name.  Again, I have seen more instances of this before the update.  And hey, you can create Fan Pages for free!

But here’s the thing.  I have been checking out a lot of those pages in the Search Results for keywords I go after, and a lot of them have crappy content...  IMHO.  However, if you create a page and put some really good content on it, for a keyword you want to use to reach people, this is something to consider as Google is also loving Facebook Fan Pages a lot more.

This has huge potential, as facebook marketing is totally HOT right now.  If you want to know how to set up a killer fan page, get fans and make money, you absolutely need to check out Michelle Pescosolido’s course.  It ROCKS!  Take a peek here.

There are other sites that you can add to your repertoire.  When you are researching a keyword, look at the top 10 spots in Google Search and see what type of domain sites are ranking.  Go with the current and diversify.  Get your content out to some different locations to get it seen!

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Please Google +1 or Like this post if you gained value from it!  Now, pull up your big boy or big girl pants, take a deep breath, and get ranking!

 

 

Live your Best Life!

Julie Becker

Article Marketing for SEO | Article Marketing isn’t Dead!

article marketing for seoArticle marketing for SEO is really a highly effective approach that may get great results, but only if you use using a plan and stick with it.

A question you might be having is, “Why might I use search engine optimization? How will it help me?” Simply put, SEO will make your website or blog post reach a higher placement on the search engines when people search for a particular keyword, and the more traffic you get, the more revenue you generate.

You’ll need a system. Success with internet marketing is all about discovering the proper tools that work and not worrying about which tool is ‘best’. There’s an excessive amount of chatter and talk about generating tons of money quickly with internet marketing.  But know this, if you are just getting into it, it requires time. It’s a business.

Article Marketing for Search Engine Optimization WORKS

What is Article Marketing, exactly?  Well, there are several great answers to that question.  It allows you to build a connection with your potential audience, attract new visitors and build backlinks for starters.

Within this article we’re going to concentrate on obtaining backlinks by means of article backlinks-chainmarketing for SEO.

After the last round of Google updates, websites that were on the first page of the search engines, lost their positions and people were left scrambling trying to figure out what to do.

The fact is that people would send out tons of bogus articles to blog networks and directories to get links back to their original document, but the content was…. WELL…. crappy.

Many directories and blogs in these networks were de-indexed and people’s sites lost lots of links and in some cases, got penalized.  And for this reason, people were running around yelling that ‘Article Marketing is Dead!’.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Google just doesn’t want to have to index ridiculously crappy content.  And it forces the companies that provide article marketing services to maintain ‘high’ quality networks.  Now that’s not to say that their algorithms may or may not place more or less emphasis on links from directories or blogs.  That is why you must use a diversified strategy and get backlinks not only from article marketing, but also from social media, etc.

I use some very reputable article marketing services that provide great results and they maintain very ‘high quality’ networks.

Until Google tells us something different, backlinks are still vitally essential for ranking. Your aim would be to get your web site as high as possible within the SERPs, then all the other rewards will come naturally. The system or plan you come up should allow you to regularly write value-driven articles are SEO optimized, for your internet site and for the article directories.

Look at your competitors and see how many backlinks they have and where they’re coming from. If they possess a thousand backlinks you are going to require more than that, and much higher quality links if possible.

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Good Keywords

The correct search phrases will be the genesis of generating a fantastic article marketing campaign. At the start of any #1 Google ranking post is actually a keyword.

Use key phrases that meet two criteria. The first is to possess a good size of search volume. Say more than 5,000 searches a month. The second criteria is a term with low-medium competition.

If you have actually put in the time to effectively search for your key phrase on Google, you might be astounded and anxious by number of websites that are competing for that keyword. Don’t stress! The true competitors are the first 10 sites on the front page. That’s it!

Utilizing Google’s keyword search tool, locate a keyword with excellent search volume.

Employ software like Keyword Canine, to discover a wide variety of key phrases your industry is seeking – and just as important, analyze the competitors’ links to see how many they have and where they come from.  Look at the top 5 sites’ backlink.  Can you beat them?

Giving people an answer to what they want will give you an opportunity to yield a profit, so make sure you know what they’re searching for and that they can find your content!

Keyword-Rich Anchor Text

Always use your keywords and phrases inside your anchor text. ‘Click here’ is not going to accomplish squat.

High Quality Articles

Now it’s time to write your articles. Once complete, you are going to submit them to an authority article directory/directories. By distributing your content, you improve the number and quality of backlinks you are obtaining at the same time as giving more opportunities for your audience to locate your quality content.

Article Distribution

When article marketing for SEO, you will need hundreds of backlinks from various places. These can easily originate from blogs, online forums, guest posts – you name it. You can even analyze your opponent’s links and snatch a few of those.

Making use of an article distribution service or software to syndicate your article by means of the directories is actually a very good approach to leverage your time and increase your reach.  One of my favorite article marketing services is Unique Article Wizard.  It is highly reputable and an industry standard.

This is a good technique to follow as long as you continue to produce good-quality posts. After some time, your competitors’ lists of backlinks will certainly be tiny in contrast to yours in simply a couple of weeks – and it works if you follow this article marketing for SEO strategy.

 

Live your Best Life,

Julie Becker

P.S.  If you are unsure about how to implement SEO and need more detail, I HIGHLY recommend Predatory SEO by Rob Fore.  It is EVERYTHING you need to know!

Predatory SEO Review | A Detailed Analysis

dinosaurThe Predatory SEO course was created by Rob Fore,  a well known leader in the Internet Marketing arena, creating six figure incomes with several businesses. His preferred marketing method is blogging and using SEO strategies to generate massive traffic and passive residual income, or as he says ‘eat the competition for lunch’!  Find out exactly what is included in the course and whether or not it is good fit for you.

This course is for anyone who wants to bring huge of amounts of organic traffic to their site with passive methods.  SEO is very powerful and can generate massive results over time.  It is important to understand that the intention with SEO is not to get results overnight.  In order to do that, you need to implement paid strategies, such as PPC.  HOWEVER, once your SEO strategies are implemented, AND IF THEY ARE ADEQUATE, you can get traffic to your page month after month, based on one effort and minimal maintenance.

Predatory SEO contains training for both on-page and off-page SEO.  On-page SEO being how to optimize a particular post or url, and off-page referring to link building strategies.

Did you know that it takes roughly 627 visits to a page to result in 1 sale?  Also, statistics are collected on click through rates in Google and the TOP 2 positions get the bulk of the traffic.  That means you want to shoot for those positions to make maximum revenue.

Rob reviews the basics of what kinds of posts you should be making to your blog and reviews attraction marketing.  What kind of end result are you looking for?  He goes over the psychology of how to post to get traffic, leads and/or sales and also goes into developing your brand, building systems for your team and more.  This information, while not technical, is imperative if you plan to be a leader.  And if that is the case, you need to think like a leader.  This product gives a clear road map for you to follow in defining you Marketing System Goals.

Getting into the technical aspects of Predatory SEO

If you haven’t set up your own blog, you need to do that and the course covers how to optimize it once you have it set up.  And then, it goes right into Keyword Research and On-page SEO.

The internet runs on search and if you are writing blog posts with information that people aren’t searching for, it will NEVER be seen.

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I think all SEO experts would agree that if you don’t get the keyword research right, you cannot be successful with SEO.  There is a lot more to it than just knowing what people are searching for and this course gives a detailed analysis of what you need to do, as well as a tutorial on how to use one of the best keyword tools on the market.  In my honest opinion, this part of the course is worth it’s weight in gold.

The course then goes on to instruct you HOW to create a post that will keep people engaged and keep them from leaving your site.  You don’t want to go to all the effort of getting people there, and then not have compelling content and mechanisms in place to at least capture their information.  This bring us to list building….  perhaps the most important activity of an internet marketer.  Your list is the people who have requested information from you.  They are interested in what you have to offer.  Growing and nurturing this list is where MOST of your income with come from.

The course also covers off-page SEO and how to generate the best quality and most diverse backlinks, and WHY that is important.  In fact, you can have the best on-page SEO in the world, but if there are no links to your site, then again, no one will be able to find it.

There is a ton of content in this section, including the utilization of article distribution and blog networks, way too much to cover in this blog post.  And the course concludes with a recommended toolset to implement the on and off-page SEO you just learned.

It is very comprehensive, and in fact, once completed, I went back and optimized my blog posts, added some different off-page seo, and the results have been incredible as they climbed the search engine results!

If you are looking for a comprehensive course that teaches you ‘HOW’ to build great posts, get them to rank, and to generate a result (traffic, leads or sales), and ‘WHY’ this important, this course is a must-have.

Bottom line, if you ARE NOT getting the RESULTS you want with getting organic traffic to your site, quit wasting your time searching for the ANSWER.  This course will teach you everything you need to know to get people to your there!

TAKE a CLOSER LOOK at PREDATORY SEO

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Live your Best Life!

Julie Becker

How To Really Realize Your Goals

Every success begins with clarity. you’ll need to take a seat down and think through exactly what it is you wish to achieve in your life. Remember to differentiate the short-term and long-term goals. Once you’re clear in regards to the goals longing to get then, go back to the present and plan to achieve them. Also keep in mind that we are on a deadline in achieving these things.

Everything starts with a list. The basic tool of your time administration is a list that is organised by priority and used as a constant tool for personal administration. Time management requires self-discipline, self-control and self-mastery. It requires you to make the best decisions required to enhance the quality of your life and work.

Every month, you need to plan ahead of time the things that you wish to achieve. Make a list of every step you need to take so that you can complete those things then organise that list by sequence and priority. Review your list and apply the 80/20 rule before you begin once you have prepared a list for the coming day. This rule states that, 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of the value of your activities. For instance you have ten items to finish, two of those items will be more valuable than the other eight items combined.

The key question in all of priority administration is this. “What is the most precious use of my time right now?” And the answer to this is. Dedicate yourself to getting better and better by doing those things that account for most of your results.

If you are a blogger, you absolutely NEED to keep the posts coming!  Check out these article writing tips to keep you on track!

There are still a lot of tips that may be seen on the Internet but remember that not all tips are good. If you have your own tip or advice that you want to share on the internet, remember to practice good search engine optimization on the Internet. SEO sg services is one of the most notable services because of their superb results and sweet deals.

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