Whatz up, Whatz up Folks?
Seems like I have been hiding under a tunnel 🙂
Well I am back and I want you to know that I haven’t given up on my goals and neither should you! I know it’s been a long time since I have post an update and I am truly sorry about that. But trust me, I am either going to make my goal or die trying. No time to give up!
Frankly, one of the main reason I waited so long to post an update is because I am not where I wanted to be. As I mentioned in previous post, seo is the route that I am taking because I am in this for the long haul. However, this route is very slow and we have no control over what the search engines do. So we just have to do what we need to do and and keep on doing it!
You see, I want to have all my sites ranking high in the search engines and getting targted traffic day in day out, while I sleep, while I am watching TV etc etc you get the drift right?
But it takes work and not just work but a hell of a lot of work….
However, I have been seeing some results so far and most of my sales nowadays are as a result of people finding my sites by some long tailed keywords. Some keywords also blow my mind when I see what people are searching for. That’s one reason why you should have some type of analytics installed on your sites. That will help you to find out what terms people are using to find your sites. Then you can also optimize your sites for those keywords as well.
I haven’t made an official post about SEO and so I am going to give you some tips that I have been using so far to get good results..
The Basis Of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Now to make that clear, seo basically means that you are making your sites search engine friendly to achieve higher ranks in their search results for specific keywords. For example is you have a site about “sweating” then you would want your site to rank for sweating related keywords.
There are two forms of search engine optimization.
1. On Page Optimization – (accounts for about 10% of your overall rankings)
2. Off Page Optimization – (accounts for about 90% of your overall rankings)
On Page Optimization
As the term suggests, it refers to all the thing that you do on your sites. That means everything that you have control over. Now I am going to tell you all you need to know about onpage optimization (or what has worded of me 🙂 ).
Try Your Best To Get A Domain With Your Keywords – Let’s say you have done your research and you found that the weight loss niche is very profitable. You found the keyword “how to get rid of love handles” (just an example but could check it out as well 🙂 ). You found that with a little work you could rank well for this keyword. What should you do?
I don’t know all the specs that the search engines use to rank sites but from my experience, once your site has it’s main keyword in it’s domain, it makes the job of ranking your site much easier.
Your Page Must Have A Title – The next step is to ensure that your page has a title and your title should contain your main keywords. So using the keyword example above, your title could have been “How To Get Rid Of Love Handles And Get Your Slim Body Back”.
Page Description Is Also A Must – What is your site about? You must also have a page description on your site. From my experience, the search engines will list your site via the description majority of the time. (Not always) However, it pays to have a good description so that when your site is listed and people browse over it, they will want to click through. See image below:
Keywords Are Also Important – Adding keywords helps the search engines to determine what your site is about. If you notice sometimes the search engines list the keywords that the site is about directly under the description. Therefore it is that you add at least 3 keywords that you want your site to target. See image below:
Now it’s Time To Add Content – You need a headline – this doesn’t have to be a big bold hype headline. You just need a simple headline that utilizes the H1 tags. Then you also need sub headlines that utilizes the H2 Tags.
It is also very important that your written is unique. That’s no biggie – why would you want to create a website with the exact content as another? How would you stand out? See what I mean?
I suggest that your content has a minimum of 400 – 500 words of unique content. Also, the keyword that you are targeting should be dispersed throughout your content. About once every 100 words. Try not to stuff in your keywords in sentences – it the keyword doesn’t fit in a sentence don’t put it in. It will sound like crap and it won’t help your readers thus hurting you in the long run.
Another point to note when adding content is your use of synonyms. If you are going to talk about weight loss, then you should have other words related to weight loss as well. You can utilize the google keyword tool for help in this aspect.
You Website Must Have Several pages Which Targets Different Keywords – by now you must know that the days of having a one page website is over when it comes to seo. If you have a squeeze page then that’s a different topic. However when it comes to ranking your sites you need lots of content. I suggest you have at least 10 articles on your site and each should target a different keyword phrase. SO if your home page is “how to get rid of love handles” then you could have other pages about thigh fat, arm fat etc etc.
Interlinking Your Pages – sometimes you will hear the gurus or seo experts speak about good linking structure within a website. What they mean is that you should link your pages to each other. This helps to provide a backlink or link vote (speak about that later) to your website and helps to rank your site higher in the search engines.
Sitemap is very Important – Having a sitemap allows the search engine bots to crawl your site efficiently so that all your pages can get indexed. You can use a free tool online to generate a site map of all the pages on your website. Here is the tool I use >>http://www.xml-sitemaps.com. Another thing I want to mention is that you should make sure that your images are labelled with the alt tags.
That should basically wrap up On Page Search Engine Optimization. This post is getting a bit long so I will save the “off page optimization” for the next post. SO now is time for my $80K Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$80K Stats As Of April 30st, 2010
Paypal Earnings – $1034.54
Independent Affiliate Earnings – $67.97
Adsense Earnings – $113.27
Neverblue Affiliate Network: $847.50
Cx Digital Affiliate Network – $210.00
Clickbank Network: $10,518.38
Total Earning so far 2010 = $12,791.66
Target Remaining: $67,208.34
Days Remaining: 245
It’s clear that I am way behind on achieving my goal. However, I am working steady on my plans for the next two months and make the necessary changes to make things happen. Just know that I will do my very best and I am not giving up!
I just want to say I ready do appreciate all the comments and the cheers that you guys have been sending my way. It is really encouraging and it gives me an extra boost to go on.
Thank you everyone and I hope my tips will help you in some way!
As always, I am looking forward to hear from you so you can take a minute or two to drop a comment below 🙂
Have a great day and week!
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