Apr 082011
 

One of the hardest things for any blogger/webmaster is ranking well for keywords. Everyone wants to rank high on google/bing/yahoo but the reality of it is that MANY people fail. People spend hundreds if not thousands on improving seo by building links, using anchor text, social bookmarking and more. The list goes on and on.

I have been working on improving my SEO and it is finally starting to slowly pay off. I have done guest commenting, backlinking, article submissions, social bookmarking and have been asking other domain webmasters to do link exchanges. MOST said no as I imagined since they are not getting any benefits by linking with me – since this is still a relatively new blog. However that has not stopped me….

I have been working on improving my pagerank in google since I started this blog last year. I am finally seeing search engine results. I want to rank well for the keyword zoop. Why you ask? Well because its my domain name – so I would like to rank high for it. There are 3,600 local searches and 880 EXACT searches for ZOOP which is why it is a GREAT starting point! I am happy to announce that I am not fluctuating from the bottom of the FIRST page in google and the first spot on the second page – which is a hell of a lot better than what I used to be ranked on – which was page 7.

I also just submitted (and got approved) on Technorati. I should have done this a while ago but was focusing on google. If you have a blog or website, make sure to do EVERYTHING possible to get noticed!

Technorati is a great place for any blogger/website to join. It is FREE and the amount of traffic you get is substantial. I recently submitted my site and already have obtained Authority and rank well for my keywords! If you go to Technorati – (search by blogs) and type in ZOOP or CO DOMAIN My blog comes up FIRST! Now, I dont have serach data but this is a good and rewarding feeling!

In addition to technorati I suggest you start with backlinking, blog commenting, social bookmarking, tweeting, and posting to facebook. DO THIS DAILY! Then you also want to do directory submissions and make sure to join and create accounts with Technorati, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg – these are the MAIN ones that get thousands of views daily – dont waste your time submitting to 500 places when there truly are only a handful of them that make a difference!

Best of luck to you, and I hope you all improve your rankings!

Feb 022011
 

Stop WASTING time

There are thousands of blogs online and being unique is extremely hard to do. Everyday there are are hundreds of bloggers who post about the SAME EXACT thing as the other guy. People blog about sports, latest news, current events, how to blog properly, optimizing seo, etc etc etc. The list goes on and on and on. So how do you avoid all this? GET CREATIVE! Find new things to write about, or even better find people who are experts in their field – contact them – and ask if you can interview them

In all reality there are hundreds of different topics such as blogging, making money online, domain experts, collection experts, etc. Instead of blogging about how to make money online – why don’t you venture out and get in contact with someone who already has made money and is known by many people. Every single field has a handful of “experts” in their field. These are the people that you automatically think of when discussing a topic. Everyone knows who they are and what they have accomplished. It might be difficult to find someone who is willing to give you an interview – but with determination and a little sweet talking, it should not be hard to find a great candidate.

One of my hobbies is collecting anything vintage – anything interesting that has a story behind it and is wanted by others. I basically collect vintage cars from the 60′s and 70′s but am always on the look out for anything that is out of the ordinary. I also buy and sell a lot of items. I found someone who has over 40,000 positive feedback and sells some of the best items I have ever seen. I contacted him and he agreed to a phone interview. The interview went well and traffic to my blog immediately shot through the roof. I posted the article on a forum and the results were great. So if you are looking for an edge of for something unique – then find someone interesting or who has a story a tell and ask if you can interview them.

Tips for a GREAT Interview

Here are some of the best interview tips I can think of:

  • Find someone interesting who is an expert in his/her field
  • Pick someone who is known by many people
  • Send the candidate an email asking about the interview
  • Schedule a time that works best for the other person – since he is being interviewed
  • Write down each question you want to ask
  • Provide an incentive – example – give them a link pointing to their site or product
  • ASK GOOD QUESTIONS!
  • Keep in touch after the interview
Jan 062011
 
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For those of you who do not know about the importance and necessity of DO FOLLOW, I strongly suggest you read this article. Also, for any doubters out there, I ask you to read this as I am going to use this website as a method to prove that making your blog into a Do Follow site WILL increase traffic and WILL increase valuable comments.

What the %$#@& is Do Follow?

Be definition, “do follow” is a term given to web pages or sites that are not utilizing NoFollow, meaning that the link you provide when commenting on another persons blog WILL be followed by search engines, thus giving your link some juice and helping your blog/site increase in pagerank. Most blogs by default are no follow in order to cut back on the amount of spam. Having a no follow blog would also prevent your link from being used when google defines page rank.

Worried about SPAM? BRING IT!

The biggest issue with a do follow blog is SPAM – No one likes spam (not even the canned kind) and this is the MAIN reason that people do not make their blogs do follow. This is a bullshit excuse and is not valid today. Maybe this reason was valid 10 years ago – but its 2011 and with so many anti spam plugins, there is no reason for a blog to NOT be do follow. EVERY SINGLE wordpress plug has the BEST anti spam plugin already installed – AKISMET. This is the solution to your problem. I have been using aksimet since I started this blog and have 99% of all the comments I received marked as spam. The work is automatically done for you, and you can simply review the “spam” comments (in your spam folder) and click DELETE. That’s all – quick and easy.

ZOOP is Do Follow & Keyword Enabled

I started zoop.co in August 2010 – I registered a short easy to remember .co domain (if you dont know about .co domains, check out my MANY other posts) and decided I needed to do something different. Everyone has a blog – how can I make mine different. Well, I decided to make zoop keyword enabled using CommentLuv. ComLuv is an awesome pluing that lets someone type in their keywords when guest commenting – so NOT only do you get a do follow link when you post, you ALSO get the chance to link your keywords. You can download this awesome plugin HERE!

BOTH of these items have drastically increased my blogs exposure and have led to many great comments and people that come back to my blog. When I first started late last year, I was getting only about 5 unique views a day. I started guest commenting and submitting my blog to various places – This was taking way too long and didnt yield any results – I had to change something. I found out about ComLuv – installed it and now I market Zoop as the FIRST .CO ComLuv enabled blog and my traffic has increased from a pathetic 5 views a day to nearly 100. No this isnt an insane amount of traffic but it sure as hell is an improvement. Did I mention I started this blog less that 3 months ago?

What is your take on do follow blogs, or comluv? Do you use it? how has it helped your site?

Jan 052011
 

google1 300x110 Google Is NOT The Best Search Engine

Believe it or not, this is what I randomly found out!!

Dont believe me??? Try it out for yourself

Go to Google and type in “best search engine” – you will be shocked!

The first result is for BING – well they paid for it, but still! The FIRST non paid result is for DOGPILE – yes dogpile. Their motto is “All the best search engines piled into one.” and based on 278 MILLION results, they come out as number one!

So I do find it a little odd that i am using google to basically see googles own search engine result – but hey, this is BIG!

best search engine 1024x267 Google Is NOT The Best Search Engine

Dec 012010
 

DoFollowBlue 300x295 List of DO FOLLOW PAGE RANK Blogs

Build Backlinks!

Every single blogger is always looking for ways to build backlinks and to bring more traffic to his site. There are thousands of ways this can be done but one very easy and simple method to build backlinks is to find Do Follow blogs. However there are tons and tons of dofollow blogs with no pagerank. This is not something that is ideal for the blogger looking to build backlinks. If you want your blog to stand out and show up on google then you need to to find do follow blogs WITH Page Rank – and guess what? You have come to the RIGHT Place!

After researching this backlink building method for a while, I have decided to bring everything together and share a list of do follow blogs that contain page rank.

If you find this list useful – then feel free to share this with whoever, but please send a link back to my site!

List of Do Follow Page Rank Blogs:

  1. Cisco  PR8

  2. Grokdotcom PR6
  3. Links PR5

  4. Greens PR5

  5. Sirpi PR6
  6. Sufehmi PR5 Indonesian+English
  7. CurryBet PR6
  8. NewCritics  PR5

  9. CarlGalloway PR6
  10. MoFuse PR6
  11. SocialTimes PR6
  12. WeblogToolsCollection PR6
  13. BusinessFinanceMag PR6
  14. JustinTadlock PR6
  15. LendingClub PR5

  16. TheMallBlog PR6
  17. HurryUpHarry PR6
  18. UncommonPhotographers PR5

  19. BrazenCareerist PR6
  20. Pintini PR6 French
  21. MarlenesCorner PR6 French
  22. Frederic-Rolin PR5 French
  23. VrPlumber PR5
  24. Knrn PR5
  25. SeoByTheSea PR5
  26. Rumahabi PR4

  27. BuzzMarketingWithBlogs PR5
  28. ByteSizeCSS PR5
  29. AstrumFutura PR5
  30. RickyJordan PR5
  31. NashuaTelegraph PR5
  32. CanadiensEnEurope PR5 PR4

  33. TimWindsor PR5
  34. WPCult PR4

  35. MouthPieceSports PR5
  36. DmbcLLC PR5
  37. DearDrMOZ PR4

  38. GravityCube PR5
  39. JustAddWater PR5
  40. RebeccaWalker PR4

  41. IncSub PR5
  42. ScienceThatMatters PR5
  43. ElleeSeymour PR5
  44. Larholm PR4

  45. Aimee PR5
  46. PitchInvasion PR5
  47. TheVirtualHandShake PR5
  48. SteveRenner PR4

  49. JankoAtWarpSpeed PR6

  50. AlemSys PR4

  51. Seolutions PR5
  52. Rumahabi PR4

  53. HenseiDemocracy PR4
  54. PolyGEEKPR6

  55. Kid666 PR4
  56. Blueverse PR4
  57. Kthread  PR5

  58. BarryWise PR4
  59. RandomHacks PR4
  60. MarketingResults PR3

  61. StomperBlog PR4
  62. ThesisThemeHQ PR4
  63. MiddleZoneMusings PR4
  64. WordPressMax PR4
  65. HowToWakeUpEarly PR4
  66. LillieAmmann PR4
  67. CommunitySpark  PR5

  68. MarketingBlagger PR3

  69. Snoo PR5

  70. Kikolani PR4
  71. TechJaws PR4
  72. ExtremeJohn PR4PR3
  73. Wnagele PR4
  74. Poobah PR4
  75. BlueHatSeo PR4
  76. GrowSmartMaine PR4
  77. ThisClassicalLife PR4
  78. CostPerNews PR4
  79. EdenDevelopment PR4
  80. CreativityUnleashed PR4 PR1

  81. PqInternet PR4 PR3

  82. LinguisticsZone PR4
  83. MoviesAtMidnight PR4 PR3

  84. WorkAtHomeMomRevolution PR4 PR3

  85. DesignAdaptations PR4 PR3

  86. Selberg PR4
  87. DrownRadio PR4
  88. OMGPittsburgh PR4
  89. ScrapScene PR4
  90. MommyKnows PR4 PR3
  91. MovieBlog PR4 PR3

  92. LeoFogarty PR4
  93. LifeInTheRough PR4
  94. ExclusiveExecutiveResumes PR4
  95. PHPCafe PR4

  96. DaneMorgan PR3 PR4

  97. BlogU PR3
  98. PopcornNinja PR3 PR2
  99. AlohaTeam PR3
  100. TycoonBlogger PR3 PR2

Special thanks goes to Nice Blogger! Click the link shown for a full, complete list.

If you want EVEN MORE ways to find do follow blogs then you must read this article: Get Free Backlinks!

I ran a few test queries using the tool on Seo-Traffic and here are some of my results. Please download the excel file shown below for a file that contains all the DO Follow, Comment Luv, and Keyword Luv enabled blogs WITH Page Rank

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FREE DO FOLLOW HIGH PAGE RANK BLOGS

Many people charge for these lists, not me! I feel that everyone should have access to these list and help promote their blog!

Once again, if you enjoyed this list then tell your friends and send them to ZOOP!

If you are looking for more DoFollow links, then CLICK HERE

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!