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Can posting articles with links help you rank higher?

Yes posting articles with links can help you rank higher! This linking trick is very effective when done properly!

If you post relevant articles with “contextual links” with the right mix of your target keywords as the anchor text, you can absolutely boost the rankings.

>> Blogging Underground Holiday Special and Video Showing How To Post Links

The problem is, unless you have your own blogs on many different servers, it can be a lot of work trying to find good places to post your articles doing this trick the best way possible.

Face it – unless you own the blogs yourself it can be a huge time waster trying to convince someone else to let you post your article with your links in it the way you want.

That’s why people love Blogging Underground and our network of 100’s of blogs!

Watch my new video to see how as a Blogging Underground member you can login and instantly post articles in our high quality blogs exactly the way you want – when you want! It couldn’t be easier.

To see how easy it is to do his amazingly effective trick using the Blogging Underground blogs – watch the new video!

I even show in great detail a smart shortcut strategy using snippets of articles that you can use to post articles and get links faster than ever.

So – if you’re looking for that holiday boost so you can get more free traffic from search – you need to watch the video! There is also a special deal good until Nov. 26th so it’s a great time to invest in a Blogging Underground membership!

>> Blogging Underground Holiday Special and Video Showing How To Post Links

This is the only place you will find this special and it’s only good until Nov. 26th – so please – if you think this can help your business – grab it now to save big while we offer these 2 generous coupons to save $100. and $150. off the annual packages!

Hurry there is still time to cash in on the big holiday spending spree!

It’s really pretty simple and once you join you’ll get all kinds of training and support to help you – but just in case you have questions now – go ahead and send me a support ticket at:

>> Contact me at Blogging Underground Support

Have fun out there!

Best wishes for your online success! (continued – read more of this article…)

The Power of Links and What Works Now!

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here! I hope you are enjoying the holdays!

The holiday season is always a good time to reflect upon the past year, and plan ahead for an exciting and new year.

I’m happy to say that I am as optimistic as ever about the web publishing business!

If you need a little motivation or a boost of positive energy you should watch my brand new video

>>> “The Power of Links”

It’s one of my best training videos ever and covers what is working right now and will continue to be effective in 2013!

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Targeting the right keywords.
    On Site and Off Site Factors.
    Good links and bad links.
    Natural links and spam links.
    Links that Google loves the most.
    Links that Google hates the most.
    Master sites and Feeder sites.
    Social Signals.
    Backlinking your backlinks.
    Site Freshness. Link Freshness.
    Guest Posting.

And much more!

“The Power of Links” runs 58 minutes and is one of the best training videos I have ever done!

Watch the video or download it here

I hope it will motivate you and help you to achieve great success in 2013!

Happy holidays and best wishes for your online marketing success! (continued – read more of this article…)

SEO Analysis Case Study – Backlinks and Social Signals

If you target getting top rankings on organic search for keywords that have little or no competition, it is relatively easy to rank high on Google.

Simply following the Blogging Underground 12 Step Success Strategy and getting good links from articles may just be enough to get you on top! What we do at BU works really well and often the backlinks you get from articles in the BU Blog Network are all you need to get traffic from free search results for some good low to medium competition keyword phrases.

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For the more competitive keywords that are harder to rank for – simply add in some social signals to give your website more authority and trust. You’ll usually move up in the rankings from the social boost.

However, if you are planning to gain super authority status for your website in a popular niche and go after higher competition keywords and compete with the big boys, it is really important you spend a little more time finding out is working for the competition to get on page one of Google for those big money keywords.

Let’s do a quick SEO analysis case study and look at a pretty competitive keyword and try to see what is working for the top sites so we can see what we can do on our own sites that will give us a boost.

Sometimes a little extra work may be required when you are targeting mid tier to high tier high competition keywords that are harder to rank for.

One of the things you may do is to look and see what the competition is doing to rank for your target keywords on Google.

There are some cool tools out there that help us analyze the competition.

Spyfu is one of the tools I often use to look at the organic rankings and competition for a keyword.

Spyfu is mainly known for tracking PPC campaigns and estimating the cost of clicks, but they also have some really good data for the “organic” free search results.

These tools are also often great to use to find additional related keywords to target and go after. Just look to see what your competition ranks for and add the best keywords to your list of targets or just make an effort to add them to the articles you publish on your site.

Spyfu tracks a lot of keywords and has a huge database of the rankings for organic search (not paid PPC placement) and actually show social data like Facebook likes, Google+, Pinterest and even the number of and Twitter tweets for the ranking URL’s.

This social data can help you analyze the ranking URL’s to see if social activity may influence the rankings.

Note: Keep in mind that while social signals are good to have and an important consideration for your sites and web pages, having a massive social presence is NOT really important except for those big competition keywords.

Let’s take a look at the data on Spyfu for a keyword that is pretty competitive: healthy smoothies

http://www.spyfu.com/Term/1839231

Scan down the page until you see the “Organic Search Ranking Analysis”.

They show the top 50 results (for free) and even show the estimated number of monthly clicks (very cool!).

This keyword phrase: healthy smoothies is a high competition keyword and a number one spot will bring approximately 961 clicks each month.

The results show mostly well known sites at the top of the results.

The good news is that the results are NOT all top level domains but rather URL’s of inside pages. That means a site that is tightly focused on the keyword phrase and nothing else would be a good candidate to make it page 1 of the Google results if it had all the right factors including lots of social signals.

Let’s take a look at the actual URL of the top ranking site and analyze it using Spyfu.

Click this link to see the data from Spyfu for this specific URL:

http://www.spyfu.com/url/?q=http://www.prevention.com/food/cook/20-healthy-smoothie-recipes

First thing I notice is massive social signals. Lots of tweets, shares and likes and a ton of Pinterest pins! 5,796 to be exact.

The pins alone are surely responsible for why the prevention page is ranking #1 on Google for this difficult keyword target.

The good news is that with Pinterest if you have a good image and people discover it, they will gladly help out and spread the word by pinning it and sharing it with their friends.

I bet the image on this top ranking page went viral on its own… let’s look at the page on prevention and see what’s on it.

Pull up this URL that ranks #1 for healthy smoothies

http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/20-super-healthy-smoothies

Wow… light on content. But that picture of the smoothies sure looks good! I want one right now!

All the page delivers is basically a picture of smoothies… with a built in PIN IT button and Facebook comments built in. The page barely has any text about smoothies.

That tells me we’ll do better if we have good pictures of smoothies and that people will pin them and help us.

By the way those are basically curated type posts – a picture (and/or video) with a paragraph of text – that’s all. And instead of one big long page with lots of words they keep it short with just a picture and a paragraph of text and then make people click the arrow to jump to the next one… smart.

A well respected site that has gained authority in a niche can do this. Once you are trusted and an authority almost anything you put on the site will get you rankings for the keywords on the pages.

Here look at this URL – it has a different smoothie picture and text…

http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/20-super-healthy-smoothies?s=4

I bet that page ranks too for Blueberry and Banana smoothie – it does – it’s on page two of results… with a picture in the Google results.

Hmmm… I think pictures are pretty important… and so are the social signals when you target these big money keywords.

Good to know about this info so you know what can help you as you build out your sites, but don’t let it scare you off from going after your low to mid competition keywords. Those keywords are much easier to rank for and do not require as much social juice as for a competitive keyword phrase like HEALTHY SMOOTHIES to get to the top.

But, that said do not ignore social signals – I think it’d be a mistake to ignore having at least some social signals pointing at your site.

Every site, even those that target keywords that are not extremely difficult to rank for, should have some tweets and likes and pins coming in.

We need to be aware of how social signals and pictures will help us gain authority and trust and push up to a higher level so that almost everything we do gets some good search engine love on it’s own

Well – I hope that gives you some ideas and helps you push up some of your pages in the rankings!

Best wishes for your online success!

Mike Liebner (continued – read more of this article…)

Change is GOOD but Damn that penguin!

Is there an angry Penguin bearing down on you?

Change is GOOD (but Damn that penguin!)

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here with a few words on the ever changing SEO landscape.

There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation going around these days regarding changes Google has made to their search engine results. It started about a month ago with the deindexing of a lot of websites and once again the past week with new changes how Google is ranking websites in search results.

A lot of confused people are speculating about things that don’t have any real world proof of and are passing the info around as if it is factual.

Google loves when people pass around all kinds of bad intelligence because the NOISE helps make it more confusing for SEO type people to “manipulate Google” for top rankings.

It’s understanding to expect that Google wants to show good results, but the problem is that when major changes such as with this so called Penguin update affect so many legitimate websites and businesses, that people start to yell and scream and panic.

There are actually petitions being passed around to demand that Google do something to fix what they just did.

Good luck with that!

Here is the Google Penguin petition if you want to read it.

I suggest instead of hoping that someone else will FIX the problems you may have encountered that you accept a little responsibility and put some effort into finding out the solutions to any losses that you may have incurred from the algo changes.

Try to focus on what you know is really happening – ideally to you and your sites – and don’t make too many assumptions unless you see for yourself they are indeed fact based conclusions.

If you were impacted by the changes Google has been making I sincerely believe you can make changes and do some sensible things to get things back on track.

Now, first off – if you’re in this web publishing thing for the long haul, which I am, you need to adopt an attitude of confidence in your abilities to do better than most other people who plain and simple do not belong here.

We can beat them even IF the rules change. So do not give up.

Simply do what it takes to get back on top.

So what has happened? Has Google made changes to intentionally rub out small timers like you and me? Are they trying to favor the fat cat established authority sites and big corporations and edge out the little guys from the top of the search engines? (continued – read more of this article…)

Buying Lots of Stuff Is Not Required to Achieve Success

I often get asked by people who are planning to join Blogging Underground for suggestions on other things they’ll need to buy to help them achieve success.

Buying a lot of stuff is NOT REQUIRED!

While I will pass along suggestions for good stuff when I run into it, I would like to stress that the system I have developed called the 12 Step Success Strategy System works like a charm if you follow it without getting distracted by other time wasters.

My strategy works  like a charm! It does not require any additional purchases other than a Blogging Underground membership itself.

Everything you need is included to help get lots of targeted traffic without the need to get other tools or services.

The fact that you have 480+ blogs that you can get in-content backlinks in itself is almost enough to work on it’s own. Combined with my strategies it’s really easy to get to what I call Critical Mass and get sites that get top rankings for all kinds of big money keywords!

I’m not saying you can’t or shouldn’t use other tools or buy software and plugins – but it is not necessary.

Everything you need to achieve success and build web sites that get lots of targeted traffic is included with a BU membership or is available for free or very little expense – like buying a domain name – or getting a cheap hosting account.

Buy a keyword domain name – get a cheap but good web host and build a nice WordPress blog on it and follow the steps in the 12 Steps training.

This stuff really works!

The steps are shown in great detail in the 12 Step Success Strategy System that members have access too. The training shows the important stuff and nothing additional other than BU, a domain name and hosting is required. No additional software or programs. (continued – read more of this article…)

Article Underground vs Blogging Underground

AU vs. BU – which one is better?

I just got an email from a subscriber who asked me to explain the difference between AU and BU. I thought I would share my response with you.

What is the difference between Article Underground (AU) and Blogging Underground (BU)

A: The main difference is Article Underground includes the 400 fresh new “exact keyword” optimized PLR Articles that AU members get each month on the 16th.

AU includes BU FREE – so if you get Article Underground you also get Blogging Underground!

Currently Article Underground has a special Fire Sale offer and a huge 4,800 PLR Article bonus for only $399 per year that includes Blogging Underground for free! In total the whole 1 year deal drops 10,000 PLR Articles on you if you buy AU today!

http://www.articleunderground.com/special-offer/1year-firesale.html

Article Underground is also available monthly at just $97. per month.

AU includes BU free, but you can also get Blogging Underground by itself, if you do not need the 400 PLR Articles AU gives members each month.

Blogging Underground is my killer new membership site that has all kinds of great new features to help you rank #1 on Google and includes a fantastic new Blog Post Utility with over 350 announcement blogs for you to post in and get relevant backlinks.

http://www.bloggingunderground.com/special-offers/bonus/

Blogging Underground members are using the BU blogs to nail number one top rankings on Google like crazy!

Blogging Underground does NOT include the monthly PLR Articles you get with AU, but costs less at only $299. per year – that works out to less than $25. per month and is a killer deal to get access to post in all of the 350+ blogs in the network!

It’s also available monthly at $67. per month, with the first 7 days only $4.95 for full access to everything. (continued – read more of this article…)

Introducing the all new Blogging Underground

I have something very special for those of you who have been kind enough to be a part of my blog and membership sites over the past 4 years. It’s time for a huge announcement of a really big addition that I can already feel is having a huge impact on my life and those around me.

Introducing the all new Blogging Underground!

Words Equal Money is now making room for BLOGS EQUAL MONEY as I introduce the all new Blogging Underground, my innovative new membership web site that takes web publishing to a whole new level!

I will be releasing Blogging Underground and Blogs Equal Money to the public – BUT – since you’ve been with me I am dropping it on you right now before it hits the streets!

I have a pre-release video tour for my friends and followers, plus some of the training videos from the membership so you can really get a feel for what we have coming!

Stop by this page for the SNEAK PEEK VIDEO TOUR of Blogging Underground!

I hope you have some free time because I have hours of brand new “Blogs Equal Money” videos for you that I think you’re going to eat up and devour! If all goes according to plan – these concepts will change the way everyone uses blogs to make money!

I recorded a very special personal video tour of Blogging Underground that I would like to invite you to watch PLUS I am also linking some of the earth shaking training videos before the course is even released so you can get a jump on the revolutionary new tactics that I am sure will have a huge impact in the weeks and months ahead.

Now as I mentioned, Blogging Underground is NOT YET open to the public, but currently I am giving away complete access to Blogging Underground to all Article Underground members!

If you are a member of AU or pick up one of the FIRE SALE memberships I am offering right now – you get Blogging Underground for free!

Watch the videos so you’ll have a much better idea of what Blogging Underground is all about – but – let me just say this – we’ve taken the “announcement blogs network” from Article Underground and taken it to a whole new level with a brand new “Blog Post Utility” (aka BPU) that manages all of your links and posts in the hundreds of blogs we have available from ONE CENTRAL PLACE!

Hey – this alone is a real MIND BLOWER – the BPU is blowing people away with how easy it is to get top rankings from the right kind of backlinks! You can see it for yourself in the videos I have for you up above.

As we get closer to August 24th I’ll be sharing more info with you – but of course – as I mentioned – if you want to get into Blogging Underground right now before the public can get in – simply sign up for Article Underground and you will get in for free.

I’ve created some special pricing for AU with the “Final AU Fire Sale” so there will never be a better time to get in and start linking your butt off in Blogging Underground!

Hey – why not get linking now and start snagging those top rankings before the general public even gets a clue on how easy it is to dominate the search engines and get top rankings with BU!

Get started now! The Fire Sale is HERE

The sneak peek videos are HERE (for a short time only!)

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Add Your Blog Feeds to My New RSS Directory

Need backlinks? Add your RSS FEED and get linked instantly!

I just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of my new feed directory site RSS 6 which I made for you guys to get links FAST for your blogs.

Simply set up a new free account and then login to add your RSS FEEDS.

The site is very unique as it was made from the ground up to be “marketing friendly”! It will link your most recent post on the front page of RSS6 plus it will create a PAGE for your feed with the keyword you choose as the TITLE of your page on Rss6.

The page will also list your other posts on the page for your feed and unlike other directories – the links are actual HTML links  toyour pages. No redirects or cgi mumbo jumbo – just pure links so the pages get noticed fast!

Also – unlike most directories – we actually keep an archive of your posts – they are permanent in that they will alway sremain in our index of post URLS from your feeds – however – a big distinction is that the pages do not automatically update to show your newest feeds. (continued – read more of this article…)

Top Rankings? Traffic? Both?

Why do you do what you do? Do you want TOP RANKINGS???

Do you want TRAFFIC???

Ideally you want BOTH!

One is not good without the other!

In our quest to build successful web sites with lots of keyword packed content, we often get sidetracked and spend time on things that aren’t really doing much in the way of ROI.

Return on Investment

ROI is not just for ad spending like PPC – it’s also a “return on investment for time spent on a task” or if you like acronyms – let’s call it ROIFTSOAT.

The reason I bring this up is that I regularly see Article Underground members targeting keyword phrases that are either TOO EASY or TOO HARD.

The keywords that are too easy usually bring in very little traffic – even with a number one ranking.

The keywords that are very hard to rank for (on the first page of Google) also usually bring in little or no traffic unless you’re ranked near the top. These ULTRA competitive keywords can be almost impossible to get a top ranking for! Everybody wants to be on page one!

What I am trying to convey here is that it’s not where you RANK or what you are targeting that veryoften will bring in the most traffic and make you the most money.

In fact – if we’d slow down and snoop around our stats a bit we would most likely find that there are MANY keywords bringing us traffic that we have NOT targeted. (continued – read more of this article…)

Not All Backlinks R Created Equal

Not All Backlinks Are Created Equal – some are simply better!

Here is the link to a very detailed and info packed article I just wrote on the AU article blog that should finally put to rest any confusion about IP Addresses and how they affect backlinks.

>>> IP Addresses and Linking
– stop by to read it and leave your comments please!

OK, now let’s talk briefly about IP Addresses and Linking and my new article called “Not ALL Links are Created Equal – IP Addresses Matter – A Lot!”

Click Here for article >>> IP Addresses and Linking

I am in a very fortunate position as I have a direct connection with you guys and hear about the things you guys face out there in the trenches. Every once in a while I run across a member asking for help who can’t understand why their page or site has dropped off the top 10 or has disappeared completely.

9 times out of 10 when I analyze the site and start poking around I will find some obnoxious and over zealous linking patterns leading to the site. It could be some kind of spam link directory scheme, or automated article submissions with obvious spammy resource box linking, or it could be excessive linking from the same places without natural “real world variety”, or it might just be lack of variety in the text used in linking. (continued – read more of this article…)

Free DOFOLLOW plugin for WordPress!

Excellent free DOFOLLOW plugin for WordPress will help your blog get more traffic and make it more sticky when people visiting have every reason to leave a comment!

Get the DoFollow 4.0 free plugin here.

It’s ridiculously EASY to install.

Drop the file in your WP PLugins folder – upload – then activate it in WP!

That’s it! Then you’ll have FULL LINK JUICE passed in the links in your comments.

Read more about DO FOLLOW and get a list of some blogs that have the plugin installed at:

IM PROMOTE – DO FOLLOW

Forced NOFOLLOW on blogs is a bummer.

“dofollow” encourages people to comment on your blog. It will make it more sticky and encourage discussions!

Vary Your Link Text (and eat your vegetables or else!)

Vary Your LINK TEXT (and eat your vegetables or else!)

Text links are a great way to help boost your search engine rankings – especially when they have YOUR keywords in the LINKS!

Search engines love this stuff… ummm… in moderation… 

Just like in the real world where you need to be careful NOT to over do some things… such as overeating that funky chunk sweet fatty ice cream stuff which may taste good… so good it’s hard to stop eating it once you get started… but don’t eat too much of that sugar filled crap because you might just get a tummy ache… at the very least you’ll gain some weight and a zit or two (a real world penalty by the way!) 

Just like in the real world – there are penalties for excessive behavior in SEO! The days of hammering a SPECIFIC KEYWORD PHRASE in the link text for a page are long gone.

Read on Garth – the good stuff is coming >>> (continued – read more of this article…)