Feb 152011
 

CO Domain

In addition to all the publicity that Godaddy and Sedo has already given to co domains, I am still trying to spread the world and educate people about this hot new domain extension. ZOOP has a Co Domain section, that gives CO domain owners the opportunity to showcase their developed domains. I am offering this as a way to promote CO domains. If you have any developed CO domains that you want featured, then please contact me or go to the CO Domains page!

I am also opening this post to ANYONE who has CO Domains! If you have a CO domain – for sale or not, developed or not – and want to list it, then GO AHEAD! I will approve any CO domains that are in your list. I ask you to please keep the domains to a maximum of 15. I dont want one person sending me hundreds of domains. Also – once you post your CO domains please do not post more.

Dec 082010
 
comluv logo

Everyone wants traffic – Everyone wants people to read their blogs – but the reality is that this doesn’t always happen. The blogging competition is brutal and the results are not always positive. In order to stay on top of the game, bloggers need to find new and innovative ways to produce traffic. Today I want to share of the best ways that has led to a significant amount of traffic… CommentLuv.

Andy is the owner and webmaster of ComLuv and has created a cutting edge plugin that includes a titled link for their last blog post or tweet on the end of their comment. This means that any blog that you comment on will not only will you have a backlink from your post but you will also have another DIRECT link that displays the lastest post you created on your blog. How cool is that? This is a very useful and powerful blogging tool that helps drive traffic to your site

However, to maximize the power of ComLuv, I suggest you join the ComLuv Network and become a member. Currently there are over 30,000 members and continues to grow daily! As a member you can register your site url and receive 10x the luv when you comment on enabled blogs and if you start a blog here, you can even add your twitter and digg accounts to your returned posts (or add more blogs, up to 5). Talk about FREE Backlinks,traffic, and possibly an increase in $$

Another great feature is guest posting. You can write your own posts about ANYTHING and are allowed 1 backlink to your site. Did I mention ComLuv is a pagerank 6? Some people can charge at least $50 a MONTH to place your link on a PR6 site. Not here – become a guest poster and get free PR6 links!

I have written a few guest articles and they were featured on the HOME PAGE! My article is shown below and can be found HERE! Feel free to read the article and post any related comments! I will review them all personally!

comluv 1024x649 Increase Traffic With CommentLUV

Overall I am extremely happy that I have found comLuv – it has done nothing but positive things for my blog! I strongly encourage you to check it out – and tell Andy that ZOOP sent you!

Nov 102010
 

One very useful and important SEO Linkbuilding tip is to find blogs that are keywordluv enabled. This is a very helpful tip that will not only return keywords that are relevant to your blog but will also give you blogs which are currently using the keywordluv wordpress plugin module.

Want to test it out?
Go to google and type this in:::

keyword “Enter YourName@YourKeywords in the Name field to take advantage.”

Now replace the first bold word : keyword with any keyword that is relevant to your blog’s niche.
For example, if I want to find blogs with keywordluv enabled, I would type this into google: domain “Enter YourName@YourKeywords in the Name field to take advantage.”

That above search query will return all blogs that are using the keywordluv module that also contain the word “domain”. If your keyword was toys then just change the word “domain” for “toys” in the above example. Remember to ONLY change that ONE word, leave the rest EXACTLY as is.

This search would result in all the blogs that contain the keyword domain and are keywordluv enabled – Then you simply find a post that is related to your blog and write a VALID comment. DO NOT just say “awesome post” or “good read” This is arrogant and your comment will more than likely be deleted. Read the post, Leave a good comment. Once your comment is approved, you will automatically have your latest blog title appear under your comment. Not too bad huh – this can create more traffic and create more awareness for your blog.

Another great tip to use is the following…. Once again Type this EXACTLY AS IS INTO GOOGLE:

keyword “free directory” + “submit url”

keyword “free directory” + “add url”

The final SEO linkbuilding tip I want to share with you is this… Once again – type this as is into google:
“powered by WordPress” + commentluv + “your keyword”

TRY THESE OUT AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU LIKE THEM!

Nov 102010
 
backlinks

Backlinking is one of the most important methods of obtaining SEO success. A very important question you must ask yourself is, “How do I get quality backlinks, and increase my blog’s exposure so I can be found in google?” Before we get into this topic, it is extremely important to know what a backlink is.

A backlink is simply a link that is from another site that is pointed back to your blog or website page. Backlinks are crucial since they help you rank well in search engines, aka google – the king. Everyone wants the king to know them personally, so you can see how proper backlinking is important. There are many ways to get valid backlinks to your site and I suggest that you start building backlinks naturally for the first few months.

First, I recommend writing articles and submitting them to various directories, such as eZine or Buzzle. Post your unique articles to Buzzle first since they do not allow duplicate content on the web. After your article is accepted and submitted, (you will automatically get a backlink) then post it on your blog and eZine, along with a few other if you want to. This is the first step to building backlinks. Submitting to article directories is essential since it will easily help build traffic to your site.

The next step is to submit your site to link directories. If you are not sure where to find them, just google link directories and many will come up. This process submits your link to hundreds of link directories online. The only downside is that this process can take weeks for your blog/site to get approved and you don’t know where your link is going to be anchored. Another downside is that you don’t know the pagerank of the sites your link will be on.
As you can see this is a long and tedious process – so another option that is available is purchasing backlinks. Do NOT get suckered into ads that say “Get 1,000 backlinks for $9.99″ or some other crap like that. It is a scam and you will get ripped off – not to mention you might get banned from google and never have your site indexed, which means no one will ever find your blog. Buying backlinks are expensive – plain and simple. There is a good old saying “quality vs quantity” and that holds true. If you want to get a backlink from a site that has a page rank of 5 or above expect to pay for it. Pagerank is based on a value from 0 to 10. The majority of sites are ranked 0-2 and those backlinks will obviously be cheaper. ONE link from a site that has a pagerank of 6 is equal to 91,414 links from a website that has a pagerank of ONE!
Realize that there are millions of pages that are ranked ZERO. This example is given for a site with a pagerank of 1.

The biggest benefit of buying quality backlinks are traffic and search engine exposure. Even with unique content on your site – chances are that someone somewhere else did the same exact thing. So how does your site become shown on google? With quality backlinks – which will improve your chances of being displayed on the first page in google. I suggest setting aside a certain budget each month to build quality backlinks. DO NOT spend a ton of money right away and say you are done. Those links will look unnatural and will raise a red flag in search engines. Start out small – buy 20 or 30 backlinks from a pagerank 3,4, or 5. You can find quality backlinks on various forums or you can find link brokers online.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Research the places you are considering buying backlinks from. How long have they been around? What pagerank will they submit your links to?

ASK QUESTIONS. If they don’t answer them – MOVE ON. Then keep track of your progress with google webmaster or yahoo site explorer. Did this work? Did you see an increase in traffic? Are people returning back to your page as new content is posted? If so, then buy another X amount the next month and keep building more and more. As time progresses and you keep adding quality content you will see improvements and you own pagerank will improve.

For more information regarding backlinks, check out these useful write ups: Should you Buy Backlinks?, How to Build Backlinks