Tag Archive for 'Search Engine Optimization'

Internet Traffic Tip

Getting to the top of Google’s search listings is not hard, if you know what to do.

Here is one quick and easy way to get there.

  1. Use the Google Keyword tool to find a relevant four-word phrase in your industry that has several thousand searches per month. The more specific the phrase, the better.
  2. Create a short video (Maximum 2-3 minutes) with a call to action to go to your website. As we have discussed, you are better to send people to a landing page and not your home page.
  3. Upload the video to your YouTube channel. We teach how to optimise your video editing the title, description, tags, etc. contact us if you want to learn how to do this.
  4. View your video in a couple of different browsers. View them from start to finish, this is important!
  5. Embed the video in your blog and view the video on that page.

This gets you to the top of Google, but the trick is to STAY THERE. That requires on-going tips, tools and techniques that are beyond what we can offer on a blog. Click on the hyperlinks if  you want to learn business blogging strategies, how to turn browsers into buyers or generate more leads via the Internet.

If you aren’t leveraging these strategies, you’re either spending way too much time, money and/or effort. What we teach are the fastest, easiest and least expensive strategies to get free organic traffic to your website and/or blog.

The challenge is not to cheat and use black hat strategies that will get you knocked off the search engine listings.

BEWARE of the SEO service providers who “guarantee” listing results. They might GET you there, but staying there and NOT being penalised by Google is another matter. Trying to “undo” their tactics could cost you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars. In one extreme case, the website was banned from Google which essentially killed the business “overnight”. A frightful thought.

Link Optimisation Tip

I recently published this 2-minute link optimisation tip to avoid a common mistake a lot of people make.

.com.au or .com?

How country specific domain names effect SEO and Google AdWords performance

Many people ask me what implications “domain name class” have on SEO and Pay Per Click (e.g. Google AdWords) rankings and results.

“Domain name class” is another word for “Top Level Domain”, or the extension on the end of your domain name (e.g. .com, .net, .com.au).  In particular, you should know the implications that country code top level domains (or ccTLD for short) can have on your search engine marketing efforts.

ccTLDs and Organic Search Engine Optimisation

Should your “main” website URL be a .com.au if you’re primarily targeting Australia?

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SEO Tip, Fluff Your Pillows, Not Your Words

This is one of my pet peeves, along with the misuse of apostrophes. Fluff your pillows all you want, but stop fluffing your words. You are losing priceless SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) value AND losing countless suspects and prospects that would otherwise jump into your boat. Get prospects to convert into paying clients with better articulation and choice of words.

Please excuse the expression but the following statements  SUCK. There I said it. I feel better now.

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Did You Drink Your Link Juice This Morning?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), getting free organic traffic to your website or blog is all about what Internet Marketers call having link juice. Have you had your link juice this morning?

By now, you already know how powerful links can be when it comes to your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts. Simply put, a link is a shortcut to quickly get you from one website to another. If you can harness the power of the link, you can make your website or blog a force to be reckoned with. That means higher search engine rankings, more traffic to your site, and, eventually, more customers and more money in your pocket.

Ka-Ching!

Link Juice Defined

So you ask, what is link juice? In short, it’s the key to your popularity with the search engines. The more you have, the higher you can rank in the search engines’ results.

To understand link juice, you first need to understand another SEO term: Link Popularity. Continue reading ‘Did You Drink Your Link Juice This Morning?’