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What kind of links work best right now?

If you want your web sites to be successful and get search engine traffic for free then you need to do some of your own work and get some good links pointing to your best pages!

To get the best results with your websites and get lots of free traffic for your target keywords, you need to be involved and do some work building the reputation for your website and pages.

It’s like anything in life – you can’t just sit back and wait – you need to be involved in your own success.

So what kind of links work best right now?

Keyword text links still rule! Especially within good relevant content like a related article!

And get this – it works INTERNALLY on your own site, but even better if your links are in articles on sites hosted on servers that are far away!

Ideally the articles are on sites that the search engines already love. For example, getting text links for your keywords in relevant articles in blogs that are already indexed by the search engines and are updated regularly really works like magic! These kind of in-content relevant links should be a part of every sites linking strategy to get on top.

Link Mix – Diversity Rules

It is very important to have a good mix of links. Link diversity. Not just the same kind of links from just one type of site or forum or comments etc. You need a good variety of places that link to you.

For example – one of the reasons that LINK BLASTING like a robot can harm you is that there is a FOOTPRINT that is revealed when you blast comments in a forum, or article directories using the same script, or any of a number of specific types of sites that spammers have figured out are easy to get links in.

The reason spammers love them is the footprints make it easy to find the sites to get the links in. This works against you as the search engines know this.

The footprints show there is a similarity and the links get discounted or even worse your site gets penalized or even banned for spamming links.

Avoid blasting with automation if you can. More times than not blasting will get a site in trouble.

Social Signals

You also need some good social links too – like tweets on Twitter with your URL (even if shortened or nofollow). You can also benefit from Facebook and Pinterest links!

The idea is for your social profile to help dillute any possible patterns or similarities that may be found in your overall profile.

Here is what I do.

Me, every time I add a new artice to a site, I usually publish it as a page (URL #1) and also create a post (URL #2) to announce it with a relevant mini article and link to URL#1 internally (on the same domain).

I will then tweet about both URL’s from my main Twitter account for that site (more than 1 helps) – I will also like it on Facebook and/or post about it there – AND if the URL’s have an image I’ll pin it on Pinterest.

I’ll then add the RSS feed to a few RSS Directories including RSS6.

RSS Feed directories are also good to backlink your backlinks – simply submit feeds from any BLOGS you have posted articles in that link to your pimped pages.

In-Content Links

The most important links you need for your URL to rank high are from articles on different domains with lots of relevant related words.

To make sure my main article page gets RELEVANCE SIGNALS for my target keywords I’ll make sure there are links from at least 4 or 5 good quality related articles on domains that are not hosted on the same server.

Me, I use the Blogging Underground network of blogs. If you don’t have access to them, you can always use free hosted blogs or submit to article directories, but the links are not as good and you have less control and the process takes more time.

Posting articles in the Blogging Underground blog network is fast and easy and the articles get published instantly.

You can use other sites for posting articles with links if you have access to them, but the Blogging Underground Blogs work like magic and are fun and easy to use.

The idea is to make sure Google has RELEVANT KEYWORD LINKS coming from PAGES that have LOTS of RELATED WORDS to what you are linking to.

Usually this link strategy is enough to get an article page to rank on page one for my target keywords. Often I’ll go sraight to the top (depending on the reputation and age of my site I am linking)

That’s usually a good start for the social signals to hit and the reputation building articles to help establish relevance and push up the rankings.

Fresh links!

I will usually come back a week or two later and make sure a few more extra fresh links are coming in to show the page is fresh and happening.

You also need to do this if you find your ranking is slipping. Usually a few keyword text links in a few more articles will push you back up.

Important: make sure you have some variety in your keyword text. Don’t link them all perfectly. Make sure some of the links pointing to the page have extra words – or a partial phrase or even have click here.

That’s one of the things that has changed. You can’t have TOO PERFECT of a link mix or it will actually work against you.

That goes for the text in your links and the KIND of links you are getting and diversity of servers the domains are hosted on. You need to have lots of different IP’s pointing at you – otherwise we’d all just build a network of blogs on one server and it would work. It doesn’t.

That’s why the Blogging Undegrround blogs are hosted on so many different servers and IP addresses. Plus with members contributing blogs we have a huge diverse pool of IP’s that the articles can be published on.

Diversity is important.

It’s never good to do things just one way. Mix it up! Variety is the new norm!

Just make sure you have at least SOME links from articles with related content pointing at your best pages. This is essential to build the reputation for your pages and help push them up.

IS there risk in going out and getting your own links?

Yes, there is some risk – there is with anything you do to get ahead of your competition.

If you play it too safe you have ZERO chance of getting on top – especially for competitive keywords.

If you are not willing to risk failure then you will have very little chance to succeed!

So either you do nothing and have little risk or you do something and have a chance to win big.

Doing nothing is accepting what you get by sheer luck and is most likely going to bring very little or even nothing. Your competitors will NOT be doing nothing – will they?

You need to do MORE than your competitors or THEY will be on top of you.

The strategy we use at Blogging Underground for linking still works because the fact is the kind of links you can get from articles in our blogs are the most effective and work well to get you on top of the search results pages.

Do you want to let everything happen naturally like they want us to do?

If you do nothing to ensure your own success, you have little to no chance of succeeding.

If everyone keeps following the bad advice of doing nothing, the biggest companies and sites will start taking over more and more niches.

They won’t stop promoting their sites. They’ll do what many are afraid to do. They’ll work hard to get top rankings – and so should you because the rewards are too great to let them fall to simple chance and luck.

You create your own luck!

If you want top rankings – you need good links!

The only people who have a chance are the ones who DO STUFF to move up. Link building gets results.

I am not saying to do comment SPAM or blast links or do anything evil or unethical – we have never suggested you spam – but I am saying you need good links and the only way to get a super healthy link profile is by getting at least some of your own links yourself.

There is some risk when you do anything to get an advantage – but if you simply post good quality articles in good blogs like in the Blogging Underground network and have keyword relevant links pointing to your web pages (which are relevant) there is nothing evil or unethical about that and it will help your rankings on search!

Just be sure to keep things mixed up and diverse. Don’t be a robot or act like one.

This works well on all the sites I have started the past year or so and I regularly get new sites on top by following the strategy we teach at BU.

Now – get out there and start building your sites and do the things that will bring you success! It’s there within reach if you want it!

> Blogging Underground members get the right kind of links any time they need them! You should too!

Best Ways To Monetize a Website

Very often I get asked “what is the best way to monetize a web site?”

The reasoning behind the proper monetization of a website deserves a lot more attention than an article – but I’ll try my best to explain the theory here and offer suggestions on the best ways to make money online monetizing your websites.

There isn’t just one way of monetization that is right for every site.

In fact – part of the reason the Blogging Underground 12 Step Success Strategy works so well is that we spend a good deal of time up front researching the exact keywords our web sites are going to target to bring in traffic.

That’s why we call Blogging Underground a Targeted Traffic System.

We can then find keywords that have the best opportunities and match our monetization to the web site we build and the keywords we target in our articles.

If you’re smart you will target high volume big click exact match keywords that you know how to profit from BEFORE you even buy your domain name.

Already have a site up and running that needs help making more money?

Well – first off it helps to have a site that is laser targeted on one topic. The more laser targeted the better job you can do of matching content to the things you monetize your site with.

Obviously a “work at home” or “make money online” web site is going to do better with related products and will do less well with mainstream or general products.

Don’t try to sell a weight loss ebook on a make money blog.

It will not convert as well as a book on making money online.

So what are some good ways to make money with your web site?

Create your own product. An ebook or digital product perhaps.

The best way to make money from your site is to analyze the traffic you are getting from keywords (or expect to be getting) and build pages for that specific traffic – each promoting your product in a very specific way BUT in relation to what’s on the page.

Try to match the way the product you are promoting relates to the words on the page.

Tailor your banners or product features to satisfy what is covered on the page.

The same banner on every page will NOT do as well as when they are customized to match the content. 

Your CONVERSIONS will go up and you’ll make more money.

If it’s FREE TRAFFIC you’re getting be sure to analyze your search engine referrer stats to see what keywords are bringing people to your pages.

EACH URL on your site will have referrers for different keywords bringing in the targeted traffic from Google search.

Targeted traffic converts better. Know your targets!

Identify the keywords and see if you are properly matching your product pitch to give the people exactly what they came for.
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3 Critical Mistakes That Can Hold You Back From Winning

Featured Article by Dr.Mani

3 Critical Mistakes That Can Hold You Back From Winning

As entrepreneurs seeking to find our way ahead in the rough and tumble marketplace that’s the World Wide Web, we often find ourselves in a constant struggle between various forces.  Some are motivational and inspiring, and they power us towards our dreams.  Others are distracting and wasteful, and those are the ones that can hold you back from winning.

Many years ago, when I did an extended mentorship under the world’s best marketing guru, Jay Abraham, something he said on the introductory call stuck firmly in my mind.  He said that it was his ethical obligation to NOT let us do something if he knew there was another way to do it better, easier, quicker and more effectively.

That, in essence, is what any mentor can guide you with in this fascinating (if complex) journey of building an online business.  My specialty is information marketing.  And there are many nuances to setting up and growing an Internet infopreneur business.  There are ways to do it quickly, efficiently – and there are pitfalls that can hinder and slow down progress.

In this post, I’d like to focus on 3 of the most critical ones that have the potential to completely sabotage your success and destroy your hopes and ambitions – if you let it happen.

1. Shiny New Things

In the Internet marketing niche, things evolve at warp speed.  Almost every day, something has changed.  New technology alters the playing field.  New start ups shake up the marketplace.  New trends and innovations grab the attention of masses.  (continued – read more of this article…)

Big Money Blogs and My Success Strategy

I have some killer training at Blogging Underground to build blogs that make money and I call it the 12 Step Success Strategy.

From time to time members ask questions and I will also share them here on my Internet Marketing Blog. Check out some recent advice. I think you’ll get some good tips to help you build blogs that make money!

Is it good to start off a new site with a bang and add LOTS of content very quickly???

As I show in the 12 Step Success Strategy training I prefer to do things over time. Ideally you add pages 1 at a time – get your links – add more over time – so there is consistent growth.

I have added MANY pages to a site in the past but they usually get sandboxed. I have seen the slow and steady way works better – they usally do not have any trouble. You slowly gain trust and that MAGIC happens more and easier as you gain trust and establish your reputation as being solid and good.

Once you stop fluctuating you can add more faster and break more rules – but a new site needs to earn trust – old sites that have done evil things also may trigger alarms.

Contribute your BLOG to the BU announcement blogs network!

It’s easy! You can have BU members posting high quality content that will keep your blog FRESH and bring more traffic from more top rankings! DO IT! You’ll be glad you did!

Will there be a sandbox effect if you follow the 12 Step Success Stratgey training?

There should be no sandbox effect if you are follwoing the 12 steps and not hammering anything or blasting. (continued – read more of this article…)

Secret to Success – Ignoring the Noise!

Some things never change. For example I have found the secret to success is focusing on the really important stuff and not letting the noise get the best of you. Don’t let the distractions slow you down. Keep your eye on the prize and do what is needed to win!

There will always be noise out there waiting to get your attention – but you have a choice – focus your energy on something that would be more productive.

I have learned to do that for the most part – however it is always a challenge.

Also – there are things in life that present new challenges – so it never really gets too easy.

Funny but I just flashed back and can almost imagine the feeling of both joy and frustration I had in the early days back in 96 or 97 so when I was discovering how easy it was to make money doing the internet thing.

These days it’s mostly joy and a lot less frustration – but it’s still out there!

It’s funny – I just had a flash back to when I first started doing this internet thing and I was so into it and it was overwhelming how much money was coming in. Practically all I wanted to do was work to get more number one top rankings! It was an addiction. An obsession. Back then it was truly like shooting fish in a barrel! I was one of the few people doing it and there was a mad rush to grab all that I could!

Once I got a taste of the feeling of success and I figured out how to get more of it – that’s all I wanted to do!

When I first discovered the only limit to how much I could make was how much I threw out there I was on a mad mission to get as many web sites up as I could. I could barely sleep. All I wanted to do was hammer away and get more #1 top rankings. I was addicted to the success.

I discovered many tricks and shortcuts. It was the wild west and I continually found ways to get work done faster and more efficiently. I was getting really good at deciding what was most important to do – and what was wasting my time and not bringing me a return.

I don’t know why, but I can vividly remember when I was in line at a grocery store and I was feeling very impatient. I was so frustrated that I had to wait. All the lines in the store were so long and everything seemed to be in slow motion and it felt like it was such a huge waste of time.

I remember feeling trapped and helpless because at that point in time I had just figured out the fast way to success and I was starting to get so accustomed to finding new shortcuts and getting results faster and discovering new ways to get on top of the search engines.

I was in a mad rush to make all the money I could and I became really good at multitasking and so forth.

And here I was in line at the supermarket and I was stuck. I felt this slow motion grocery store thing didn’t offer any possibilities to help get me out the door faster.

I couldn’t find a solution to make it faster – but I did find a way to make use of that wasted time – next time I brought something with me to read while I was waiting in line. Probably the Planet Ocean SEO newsletter or something like that. There was so much new exciting info. It was a matter of finding out the hot trick that worked right now.

There was an especially mad rush because you never knew how long that TRICK would work before someone plugged the hole and the trick or secret tactic stopped working. It was a crazy time

It was crazy – I used to print out stuff and read it while waiting in line at the store or while eating lunch out etc. so I could at least keep up on all the trick seo things that would get me on top faster!

I settled down and relaxed more eventually but I still fondly remember those early days when it felt like every minute not hammering away was losing money.

I’m much more relaxed now and haven’t been doing that for along time. In fact I pretty much stopped reading stuff at meals a long time ago and try to enjoy life more.

I’m a bit more patient but very often I still wish that LIFE could have a fast forward button like my Tivo does. I’d skip the noise and fast forward to the good stuff!

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want

According to Zig Ziglar “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”

According to Mike Liebner – “it’s true!”

I just ran into that quote today and it struck a chord with me.

I can honestly say that a great part of my success, especially my more recent success, is a direct result of helping people get what they want. It’s part of what I do. I enjoy helping other people.

Now, I’ll go easy on the self-serving, make my self feel good talk, but let me just say that I have been very fortunate in my life and that I am very satisfied with the path I have taken to get me where I am now.

While I do sell a product (with more coming!) I do attribute a great deal of my personal success to the fact that I offer training and assistance and make a lot of it freely available without asking for a penny. I’m happy to help others.

My business revolves around helping other people achieve success as web publishers and internet marketers.

I make available training videos and helpful articles and regularly send out newsletter messages to my mailing list and Words Equal Money subscribers with tips and suggestions on how to do some of these internet marketing type things that can bring us what we want. (continued – read more of this article…)

A Few Extra Steps Can Lead to Success!

A Few Extra Steps Can Lead to Success!

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
Success is simple, but it does require certain consistent things each day.”

– Anthony Robbins

I have some helpful information that can help you pull in significantly more profits from doing just a little MORE than you are already doing!

A tiny bit more!

That’s the secret – doing that little extra that will assure you success!

It isn’t so much a SECRET – it’s just that MOST people take the easy way… they don’t always follow through and insure their work will pay off by doing just a little extra.

This especially applies to those of us who build sites and earn a living by attracting people to our websites!

One of the  things I consistently do with Article Underground members is remind them of this SECRET PATH to SUCCESS!

Sure, it may be fun and educational for Article Underground members to look at all the great features and training materials they get as a member of AU – but I need to remind them it’s the ACTION we take that will make us the money – not just reading or studying but DOING.

Watching videos and reading up on things are a good start – BUT far too many people stop at that! Some will try something halfway and then wait and see what happens. Sorry – but that’s not good enough IF you want big money rolling in!

You need to do a little EXTRA work to achieve HUGE success! It’s that simple! Take action and DO SOMETHING with what you learn! Then consistently do those things over and over!!!

Hey – I know – some of you don’t want to work – at all… I wish I could tell you that success can be yours with ZERO EFFORT – but that is not true.

What I can tell you is that Article Underground offers you a complete money making system that can help you work smarter – not harder! You’ll save time by focusing your efforts on the right things!

Build Pages and Get Links! That’s the system! And AU helps you do it quickly and efficiently so that you can build web sites and get tons of free search engine traffic!

The concepts are really quite simple and you don’t need a membership to AU to succeed. We just help you do it quicker!

For example, if you are a web publisher and want to increase your profits – simply put MORE articles and content on your web pages and then get high quality text links pointing at them! And then keep at it!

That is the secret! It’s easy to do and even easier for Article Underground members by using the 400 monthly articles and the 100+ AU announcements blogs! We have 35 high quality in-house blogs and over 80 blogs contributed by AU members – all of which can be used to link to your web sites!

http://www.articleunderground.com/

You’ll make more money with your sites because you won’t be wasting time trying to scavenge links pointing at your pages. And the time you save by using our articles to enhance your web sites will also put you on a faster track to big profits! (continued – read more of this article…)