Friday, September 23, 2011

8 Best Places For Building Authoritative One-Way Links

For any online webmaster or marketer, two things will consume
most of your time: rankings and traffic. Usually, these two
objectives will go hand-in-hand, the higher your rankings the
more traffic you will receive. However, as you probably already
know, getting higher rankings and traffic can be somewhat

One of the best ways to achieve both, is to build one-way
links from existing authoritative sites on the web.

Now, let's be honest, building quality one-way links will take
some effort and time on your part. However, this can be done
much quicker if you know exactly where to look for those
authoritative sites or places which will let you create
links back to your site.

Here are some good places or sources for Authoritative One-Way
link building:

1. Press Releases

Press releases have become what article marketing was just
a few years ago... excellent way to get quality one-way links
back to your site. You can use both free and paid press releases
to get your message out. Many marketers have had success with
PRweb, but it can be somewhat costly but highly worth it. A well
written press release will usually get picked up and displayed
on numerous niche-related sites, boosting both your traffic
and rankings.

2. Wikipedia Type Sites

Such places as Wikipedia and Google Knol are also excellent
sources of quality one-way links. These can also give you those
all important in-content links, as well as links in the resource
section of the article. Everything will be theme focused, so your
links will carry more PageRank juice in the eyes of Google.

3. Powerful .edu and .gov Link

Mainly because they are seen as non-commercial and coming from
prestige sites or institutions, .edu and .gov links are some of
the most effective and powerful one-way backlinks you can receive.
Try to go out of your way to build these types of links for your
site. For example, if you went to a college or university, try
getting links from any Alumni pages. If your college has a
newsletter section, try to get links there.

4. How To Sites

Yes, we know, Google with its Panda Update and countless
follow-up changes to its algorithm, have hit these kinds of
sites hard. But the quality ones are still great places to
build one-way links. Often if you write a great how-to guide
in your niche and place it on these sites, you will get an
instant page one Google listing. For starters, try sites like
eHow and Squidoo.

5. DoFollow Social Sites and Profiles

If you haven't noticed, the web has gone social. Some of the
best places for authoritative one-way links are in these social
networking/bookmarking sites and profiles, especially if you
build up your followers and subscribers. Facebook, Twitter,
MySpace, Google+... will all give you opportunities to build
your one-way links.

6. Memberships and Testimonials

You must always be pro-active when it comes to link building,
so go out of your way to get links from any memberships you may
belong to. Also, giving testimonials for your favorite site
or product can be another excellent way to get authoritative
links as these links are usually displayed on the main/index
page of a site.

7. Embedded Videos/Slideshows/Software

Many webmasters have had great success by using embedded
software, videos, awards, slideshows... to create one-way links
back to their sites. For example, just look at how
builds its backlinks. You can try something similar or use that
program to share your content and build your own links.

8. Site And Blog Commenting

While many sites are cracking down or making all their links
NoFollow... commenting on blog and sites is still an effective
way to get those backlinks. Many online marketers create Google
Alerts for their targeted keywords and when any related links
are indexed in Google, they get an email. They then thoroughly
check out those links to see if it is worth their while to make
a comment.

There you have it, some of the best places to help you build
your all important authoritative one-way links. Many marketers
simply take a few minutes of each day to build these types of
links back to their sites. Over time these links will increase
and you will receive more traffic and higher rankings as a
direct result of these powerful one-way links.


The author is a full-time online marketer who has numerous
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Online Fax - Can I Still Use My Current Fax Number?

One of the most common questions asked about online fax concerns the keeping of your current or old fax number. The reasons for this concern are quite obvious, individuals and companies don't want to lose contact with hundreds of clients, nor do they want to lose the marketing value of a fax number which has been in circulation for years and placed on countless business cards and communications.

Businesses simply want to know if they can "port" their current fax number over to this new more modern way of faxing?


In most cases and with most online faxing services, you can "port" or use your old fax number. But you have to check with the provider you're considering if this can be actually done? Also, in many cases you will have to pay an extra fee to port your old number over to their services, but this is a small price to pay, considering all the lost business you could incur if you go with a new number.

Remember, Internet or email faxing is simply using your computer, your current email account and your web connection to do all your faxing. Simply consider it as the computer or "email" version of faxing since your faxes are sent as email attachments, usually as a Tif or Pdf file. You can still send a message to a traditional fax machine, your online provider acts as an intermediary to handle all transactions.

Online fax services are relatively cheap, especially when you consider you don't have to buy a fax machine or maintain a dedicated fax phone line since everything is done online. You also don't have the ongoing expense of buying all those inks, toners and papers since this is paperless faxing. Monthly rates can go for as low as $3 or $4 if your faxing is very minimum. However, the average cost is around $8 to $10 per month and there are corporate faxing plans if you should need a custom rate.

Many individuals and companies are switching over to online fax and taking their old fax numbers along with them to these new services. Besides the cheaper rates, the main reasons for this change are many. Online fax is completely portable and available anywhere and at any time. Your business is open around the clock - 24/7, 365 days of the year. This can make a big difference especially if your company depends upon faxing to bring in new sales and/or to stay in contact with clients.

Plus, online fax is simply much more convenient to use than traditional faxing. No more paper jams, no more messy inks and no more missed faxes because of a busy signal. It is as easy as sending an email since receiving, checking and sending your faxes can all be done through your computer and your email system. What more can you ask for?


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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Does Google Bowling Really Work?

Google Bowling is one of those nasty BlackHat techniques everyone
wishes didn't work but there is mounting evidence that it actually
does work - especially for sites which don't, as yet, have a solid
linking history or high page rank.

Google Bowling is building/buying countless spammy links for your
main competing sites in order to "undermine" their rankings in Google.

While there is an ongoing argument of whether or not this can
actually be done, a few webmasters have tested this technique
by building spammy links to one of their own test sites and
checking the results. And it does actually lower the Google
Rankings... when those spammy links are removed, the rankings
go back up.

Google, in the past, have stated that inbound links doesn't affect
your rankings... mainly because a webmaster has no real control over
this and anyone can place "low quality" links to your site, even those
from link farms. Google has also been fighting "link buying" for years
and try to penalize sites which buy links.

Obviously, this is a very complex complicated issue that must give
Google a lot of headaches... finding those links is no problem but
figuring out who is actually buying them or building them is a whole
different story.

This has all led some unscrupulous marketers to sabotage their
competition by buying/building those kinds of links and directing
these links to interior high ranking pages of their competition.
Even if Google discovers what's going on, these marketers can still
gain months of traffic and sales from their competitors.

Now, after the Panda Update, when site quality is all important, these
spammy links could prove even more troublesome for the honest webmaster.

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