Tuesday, May 5, 2009

31 DoFollow Social Bookmarking Sites

There are two types of sites..

DoFollow or NoFollow... by default sites are DoFollow, but some sites decide to let their links become NoFollow which means that any links on that site or in the specific NoFollow area are not to be spidered by Google or any other search engines. An example of one of these sites is Digg, in which they used to be DoFollow but changed the bookmarked links to NoFollow.

DoFollow sites are sites that allow your link to be spidered by search engines which in return improves your Page rank and link juice. Generally you get more of a benefit by linking on higher page ranked sites, here are a list of 31 DoFollow Social Bookmarking sites that help your site have a higher page rank and a higher SERP. The following number in parantheses is the page rank of the site. Regular bookmarking of your posts to these sites will in return help you gain more page visitors, improve SERP, and improve your page rank! Enjoy!

  1. Blinklist (8)
  2. Mister Wong (7)
  3. Folkd (7)
  4. Oneview (7)
  5. Spurl (6)
  6. Backflip (6)
  7. BibSonomy (6)
  8. Diigo (6)
  9. Furl (6)
  10. Feedmarker (6)
  11. LinkaGoGo (5)
  12. SpotBack (5)
  13. Connectedy (5)
  14. myVmarks (5)
  15. Health Ranker (5)
  16. Jumptags (5)
  17. Buddy Marks (5)
  18. IndianPad (5)
  19. MyLinkVault (4)
  20. A1 Webmarks (4)
  21. Dizzed (4)
  22. Bookmark Tracker (4)
  23. OYAX (4)
  24. PixelMo (4)
  25. MyPip (3)
  26. SyncOne (3)
  27. Yattle (3)
  28. Memfrag (3)
  29. TeDigo (2)
  30. buzztagz (1)
  31. Chipmark (1)
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Starting a Online Business

Starting a business online can be pretty scary for people with little experience. Many people stick to the old "pop and shop" method thinking that it is easier, but contrary to that belief starting your own online business is pretty simple.

There are plenty of reasons for starting an online business:

Now those look appealing to you right? Well now you have a choice of 2 main ways to start.

You can either create your business through Ebay Store or Yahoo! Merchant Solutions.

Each one has their strengths and weaknesses:

Ebay Store
  • Basically free advertising because you are part of Ebay, people don't have to find your site, they can get to your store through Ebay
  • Excellent Administrator tools and statistics
  • Great Customer Support
  • Somewhat limited because not your own domain and limited through the design (Ebay limits you)

Yahoo Merchant Solutions
  • Sets up the credit card process
  • Templates to choose from
  • More flexibility
  • Free Domain with a Merchant Solutions Account
  • Great customer Support
  • Have to advertise your site yourself, won't have help from the convenience of using Ebay.

Both programs are good and are the top choices for starting a online store, there are many others out there, but none as good. As for choosing one?... Honestly I would choose both. You can get people buying products from you through ebay, and people buying through your domain from Yahoo! . This way you will broaden your business and reach a wider audience!

Advertising through PPC

Advertising through PPC is the act of paying companies to advertise your link for the cost of a number of clicks. Say you want to advertise through Google Adwords, for the keywords Cheap Skateboards. First, you would bid a price, the higher the bid, the more likely it would be shown, the lower the bid the less chances your link will be shown.

Tip: The bids don't really matter much for non competitive keywords, say you are going to go for the keywords Rodent Racing, you would just pay the minimum bid to Google as it is not competitive. On the other hand, if you were going for Making Money Online, there is a lot of competition from other people, so you would try to put your bid around the Mid range.

Using PPC is risky and it usually depends on the type of company you have and what your sale rate is.

Say your sale rate is 1/100 of the people that visit your site. Say you are paying .50 per click to your site. That means 100 clicks would cost you 50 dollars, now think if that would be worth it to you. Remember that it all depends on the product you are trying to sell. If you are selling diamonds and your profit per sale is anywhere from $50 or more it would be worth it, say you were selling sugar and your profit was $2 then it would definitely not be worth it!

Basically for Google Adwords, you just have to play around with it, it can work if you have a High CTR or a high profit per sale, or would work even better if you had both.

Having an online business and store is a learning experience and some people don't do well, but if you are determined and start to have a successful business the rewards can be prosperous!

For further reading on Starting an Online Business with Ebay and Yahoo you can read:
How to Make Money Online with eBay, Yahoo!, and Google

Saturday, March 28, 2009

7 SEO Tips for Your Blogspot

Many people try to get a high rank on google, they think that as long as they post good content that their page will be ranked high. WRONG. What many people don't know is that you need both good content and a page optimized to rank higher in search engines. I will be telling you tips for getting your blog ranked higher.

1. Have a good title and description - Try to have a good title and description on your blogger page. This is the first and most important keywords Search Engines crawl for, if you have good keywords chances are people will find you blog. To see the rankings of keywords use this page:
Adwords Keyword Tools

2. Have good post titles - In blogger whenever you post a new post the link will be whatever Title you put when you FIRST made the post.
ie: http://mikesmoneyclub.blogspot.com/2009/03/seo-tips-for-blogger.html

This is crucial... Make sure you make a link title that is a general understanding of your post (You can always change your post title later, ex: 100 Seo Tips you didn't know)

What not to do: Never just make a crappy title!
Random Jibberish

These will not be found by Google or any other search engines!

3. Place keywords throughout your blog!

Say your blog is about making money online, try to post those keywords around your blog. Good places to post keywords are in the side bar, footer, and as I said above Title and Description.

Make sure not to overdo it or make it spammy! Try to make it flow with your blog, example:
In the footer you can put Make Money Online - http://yourblog.blogspot.com

Also Google takes notes of keywords bolded and italicized or in a list. Try to use this whenever possible!

4. Change the Title Tags for your Blog Titles

When search engines search for your blog or site they read the titles of importance from left to right. In default blogger blots display the Website name first then the post name which is not really efficient if you are trying to get your blog. If you would like to switch the blog post to be in front of the title visit this post:

Blogger Buster: Change title tags for your blog.

5. Use less images, especially flash!

Google and other search engines look through your site for keywords whenever their is a search, unfortunately images and flash files won't show up as they are not text. Images are good to have on a site but don't overdo it! Say you have a nav bar, instead of images use text. Images only apply to image searches, but flash files don't apply to either image search or web search. If you do have a flash file make sure to put a Descriptive title.

6. Write good content!

You already know this by now, but writing good content is one of the most important factors. If your page is ranked high, but you have crappy content, chances are your visitors will never come back. Writing good content is also a good way of ensuring that people will link to your blog. Remember the more times your site is linked to the higher you will be on Search Engines!

7. Submitting your site to search engines!

You have good content, but you are not getting the views you want. I am no rocket scientist, but this could make that you are not indexed! Dun. Dun. Dun! ... actually don't worry, it is easier than you think. Below are the top search engines to submit you site to.
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Msn
  • Ask Jeeves
Search Directory:

Dmoz.org Directory
This can rank in some traffic. What it is a list of websites within a certain category which is called a directory.

If you would like to submit all to all Google, Msn, and Yahoo at the same time visit this link:
Orange Submit

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