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Links Generators Technique

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I wanted to show one of the techniques on internet to get rankings, but that one is pretty cool and you’ll like its concept, i called it Links Generators.

Power of Links Generators

Tired of trying to get links for all your web sites one by one? I used to build links for each of my web sites by hand and that technique is long, very long and you’re not even sure to get a decent pagerank in the end.

So i introduce the Links Generators Concept to make your life easier!

Example of links generators:
Google, Seo Contests, Template sites, Web Counters. (You get the picture?)

- Links generators are sites that receives links automatically because of its content or services that it gives to the internet community. (Read the article It’s all about Links)

- Google is a link generator because of its search engine. Its search engine is used on many web sites such as AOL , of course google paid for that kind of advertisements, but many webmasters or bloggers just naturally build a link to google because they talk about it in their blog. So because of it’s natural way of linking, google is a link generator. Google’s engineers never had to build links by hand (sounds pretty obvious).

- Phpldyoursite.com is also a link generator, because it offers free templates it gets free links in exchange, i never had to build the links by hand.

Those are typical links generators. Then the trick is to make links on that link generator site. For instance if you make a links generator that reach PR6, then all sites you link to will have PR4 or higher (learn about Pagerank to know what i mean).

So you don’t have to build Pagerank for all your sites at all, but just make one site that will receive all the links you desire it receives in any ways (natural way is advised), then make links from that unique links generator site to your other sites. And your other sites will get Pagerank. SO if you have a PR7 or PR8 links generator kind of site, all your other sites will be PR5 or PR6 without having to build links. Ain’t that cool?

Problems using that technique:

If one day your Link Generator Site gets down and its pagerank is zeroed, all your other sites will be zeroed as well. But we ain’t spamming here so there should be no problems.

It’s All About Links

Monday, April 30th, 2007

You ever heard those people saying that “content is king”? Sure you did! Me too! I want to say those people doesn’t even have a clue of what they are saying: What is content?

Content can be the text and pictures of your site, but they also means the links of your website which is also part of your content. Links are king, let’s put it that way: ” LINKS ARE DA KING OF DA WEB “

Do you have links? Then how many? Do you know that google is making it harder and harder for Pagerank and SERPs? Forget about the usual methods to get links or it’ll take you forever to build a successful web site.

Now the real deal, the real way to make link is the natural way:
E.g.: We’ll take the example of Di.FM, that web site offers free radio for funky people on internet, and i love it. Because i love it, i create a link on my blog to share my passion for that web site, then Di.FM gains 1 link that way, and probably much more than that.

That’s how most of the famous newspapers such as BBC, New York Times, the Guardian and etc… are known on google for terms like “newspaper“, they get those big rankings because of people like me or you that blogs or write about them and uses the term “newspaper” each time you make a link to them.

Natural way of linking is the key, theres no others.

What Makes a Good Site for both Users and Techies

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

There are new webmasters everyday, well i always imagined the webmaster industry like that:

Imagine you’re in a tunnel and people go in and out of the tunnel, well to become a webmaster you gotta make it across the tunnel. Some people can’t make it across, either because it is too dark, or, they’re alone or lazy! That’s the point, and what i mean is a lot of people don’t make it across.

Why? Mainly because the few things that made internet are misinterpreted by most of the general users. That thing is links and authoring content!

Links is the simplest aspect of the internet, links connects web site to each other, they pass the traffic so other sites can benefit from it, and users have different content to rely on within just a few clicks. That’s internet, that’s why there are links and such ‘highways’ on internet like the Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.

I can talk about the philosophy of sites linking to other sites on internet and why it is so for hours; But it’s all about search engine optimization and not being disturbed by the enormous different aspects of the internet.

1. Links

Let’s put it that way, you can be Matt Cutts and not have to build links, or be Mr Smith that nobody knows about and have to build links.

Get insights on how to get links, how to get insights? Visit the webmaster forums on the web, read posts, the longer you’ll stay on the forum the longer you’ll learn stuffs, don’t feel like rejected, it’s the same for all new members, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Rome wasn’t built in a day, most of the webmasters you will see on the forums are noobs that learnt even though they sound professional, i don’t say all of them are but most of them.

Basically from what google is telling us is that: if a site A links to site B (A > B), A Votes to B. The more Votes you get to your site, the higher you will rank on many search engines.

Pagerank Art by Felipe Micaroni Lalli

If you are wondering things about Pagerank and how to make your site having a higher pagerank. First of all you might be interested in reading the article about Pagerank on Wikipedia.

Here is an excellent explaination of Pagerank taken from Wikipedia:

PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important”.

You might would like to understand what PR0 means also.
PR0 is when your site is new, or doesn’t receive links, or violates google webmasters guidelines.

What i mean is try to get a high pagerank to your site, this is the way to rank high on google. Pagerank doesn’t work for Yahoo! and Live Search.

2. Google

Pagerank is important because Google is important. Pagerank isn’t the web at all, Google isn’t the web at all, don’t be fooled by them. But yet, Google is the major search engine in the actual period of the web (2000 > 2007).

I will not spend much time on google, you can look for yourself on the google site. But make sure google loves your site! Don’t be spammy.

3. Design

I wanted to put Content in 3rd, but Design is as important as the content of the site itself. You might have done a great promotion by getting good relevant links to your site, but yet everybody leaves it cause the Design is not User-Friendly.

The design represents the site’s products, informations, content, theme, subject, colors associated to it, symbols, shape and so on so forth…

I had a conversation with a friend, he was telling me, on the web there are ‘ pre-made box sites ‘ with absolutely no graphics or artistic rendering in it! He is seriously disappointed in the normality of the site on the web, he got some serious points on that, i also agree on the web, web sites looks like each other way too much!

Well there are 2 opinions:

- You are a user, you look for content on the web because you want to find it fast like most of the traffic from the USA. Well here design doesn’t matter much, people just want something and are not here to behold that magnificent design of yours!

- You are another kind of user, who looks for originality, general informations, playing games or even just walk around the web with no real purpose (in quest of being not bored!) . It’s more common to find users that look for something fast than that kind of users. Those users will appreciate good site designs!
Those users can be a future employees, students, parents, office workers etc…

I would say you should create a site based on those 2 opinions. It should help users find what they are looking for ‘fast’ (look also 5th HTML Optimization at the bottom), and it also should have a general User-Friendly design, no need to be a Picasso or a Manet!

If you don’t want to bother with design you can hire a/some freelance designers or just contact a web design company, there are plenty of that on the web!

4. Content

Most of you heard that sentence: ‘ Content is King ‘. What should this tell you?

That the content of your website determines its originality and importance on the internet, you might have copied the content of your site from other sites and search engines are smart enough to detect that kind of spamming.

The content of your site should be optimized for search engines and both users. It means that do not over repeat the same keyword imagining you will get the Ranking number 1 for that keyword. Users don’t really appreciate spammy things, remember when you were a user.

It must not be over optimized, remember not all people that owns a site on the web are ‘webmasters’ though they are. Well there are more passive webmasters than active webmasters on internet.
What i mean by active webmaster, is someone that get updated about how not to render a site spammy and how to make it get top ranking.
So not all webmasters have the same information, we all have an idea of how it works based on our imagination or facts, most of the passive webmasters are satisfied before they have to learn the other 95% of Search Engine Optimization and what authoring content means.

So don’t worry, whether you are an (active or passive) webmaster or a simple guy that wants his message on the web, google will not punish you for anything!
Just be sure you don’t fall in the dark side of SEO, do not spam!

5. HTML Optimization

I was previously talking about the fast traffic on the web, of course the design of a site does not matter much for that kind of traffic. But the optimization of HTML does matters a lot here, if your site is too big to load for those users, they’ll leave.

If your site loads slowly, it might be because you’re too cheap regarding your hosting, or also because there are too much huge portions of HTML code that’s completely useless in your site. I can’t tell you how to fix that in details but do not forget to use CSS as much as possible. Use simple logical structures when building your HTML, do not include Table in Table in Table in Table… etc…

HTML is a language, it is the same as english or french, it is even easier!
You don’t need to know all things about HTML when you create a site, i’m not going to talk in depth about HTML, you can look for design tutorial sites on the web that talks about HTML.

How do i optimize my HTML site?

I want to warn people that uses CMS (Content Managment Sites), some of them are definitely not search engine optimization (SEO) friendly at all! Cause well, we optimize the HTML of a site to make it more SEO friendly, that’s the main thing.

As i said i’m not going to argue about it but here is my few advices:

- Do not Use the DIV too much! Instead, uses TABLE. Or Alterns TABLE and DIV together
- Do not capitalize the HTML tags
- Use the World Wide Web Consortium HTML Validation to make your Site a VALIDATED Site. This include you correcting what the result of the validation test gives you! And it can be long, very long!
- Use the H1 and H2 tags for titles, include keywords in it
- Use the Description Meta Tag, forget about the Keyword Meta Tag. Do not bother about meta tags in general, they are old school methods not used anymore.

If you don’t understand the above thing, it means you still have a life. If you never started doing HTML site, don’t forget to come back here and finally know what it means.

I want to point out that this is just not all, there are more HTML factors, that we call that, On-site SEO, ‘On Site’ SEO simply because you optimize your site for search engine directly on your site.

Getting links is called Off-site SEO, cause you have no powers trully over your inbound links.

On-site SEO represents, i think, just 20% of the main job, while Off-site SEO is 80% of the whole Search Engine Optimization process.

Hope that gives you insights,

I Reveal Secret(s) about SEO

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Hello everyone, this is the first real post i do about search engine optimization (huh?!). When i say that i mean it, for the past year i’ve been learning SEO, i’ve been checking SO many sites on the web!! And now i know some stuff about it that will help you:

1. Do you want to know how to get a PR6 directory?

What i’m going to show you, you must not replicate it, it’s just in order to show you things about how to get backlinks and where google is effective and where it isn’t.

Let’s take example of Linkwith.us Directory that is Pr6. From what i know that directory homepage was zeroed by google 3 or 4 months ago (though it’s inner pages had high PR).

How did that directory owner get that much backlinks? (To the real directory owner, i’ve nothing against you at all, it’s just that you’re site is a good example). I invite you to use the SubmitExpress Link Popularity Tool and check LinkWith.us, just type the URL and run the check. Then check it’s MSN Backlinks. I use to check MSN backlinks cause they show what yahoo and google doesn’t show :D

What is the first site you see? It’s probably a blogspot site! Here is a small lists of blogspot sites that have a backlink to LinkWith.us:

- Babe-fun
- TheBeautyBrains
- Trygojinow
- TelChaination
- Lipstickpowdernpaint
- Myspacetrends
- Autopark
- Bukomir

Many of them are PR5 and PR4, this is a way to get backlinks. I am sure most of us can’t achieve that cause it takes a lot of time to work on it. Just imagine the time you need to create 1000 blogspot site and get them Pagerank.

Here’s my Advices: This is a technique like many others, you can create tons of blogs on blogspot whether they have original content or not, and get backlinks that way. Though it’s not going to work for the long run, if you are a member of the Quick Buck Crew this is perfect for you! If you are a webmaster that wants your sites to live forever forget about it. Well! At least! Don’t expect to keep your PR6 forever.

I have noticed Linkwith.us using legitimate techniques to get links, i believe that blogspot things is not the reason why he got his PR6! But that’s a good one!

2. How to get Free PR7 Links?

You probably think i’m nuts to give aways those techniques but i am not, i believe most of the people that reads this blog are not a lot so i allow myself to tell such ’secrets’ lol, i wouldn’t consider them secrets! It’s not a secret at all, it justs helps you to figure out some original ways how to get backlinks, some people are hugely creative and get a PR7 within 2 PR updates huh ;)

So you want free PR links right? Now let’s take example of Ask Directory. ASK is a new webmaster on Digital Point Forum, he created a directory like many of us, and like many of us he works on his directory to achieve the SUPREME PR6, the PageRank that the whole directory community will respect (we… all.. want a PR6! That’s why we do directories! PR6 PR6 PR6)

Actually ASK is PR4. So it means the technique i’m going to show you is USELESS, but it will gives you INSIGHTS. Carry on,

Same technique, check the MSN backlinks of ASK.
[ Not Expected ] Er… We can’t see nothing on his MSN backlinks, so i guess he stopped doing this technique, which is a wise choice:

Here’s the technique

Check the Winamp Member Forum Page. It is PR7? Yes it is, now you just have to register a username that starts with the letter ‘ A ‘ or a special character so you appear ahead of all the other members. Then in your profile, just fill down the ‘ homepage link ‘ with your best site, and it will appears on the PR7 page even if you are a member with 0 post.

I know i know it’s a tricky technique and it doesn’t works, what should this teach you: That there are so many ways to get links on internet, that we are not limited to directories nor simple links exchange. Many successful sites applied original link building scheme that you will never know about! Just keep thinking, find ways to get links, never think that you’re in a box and you’re limited. Just get links! If google says it’s unethical, we have no choice but to follow them, but if your technique work whether it is Black Hat or White Hat, it works! So w00t!

Good Luck Search Engine Optimizers!