Blog of an Internet Marketer

November 6, 2008

#1 on Google’s SERP

Filed under: Link building,marketing,SEO — Tags: , , , — Enam @ 10:32 am

 

google search results for "ad posting service"

google search results for

Wow! I am #1 on google’s search results page for the search phrase “ad posting service“. It’s a great achievement. Click on the image at left to see actual search results on google.

 

Content is the king. No fancy design is required for SEO. Don’t bother for PR. Only a few backlinks form related sites are enough for reaching first position on SERP. I didn’t use any graphics on my site except my own photo. My site is also on google’s first or second page for some craigslist and free classifieds related search terms. I am lucky to get most of my visitors form search engines. And most importantly, conversion rate for the traffic from search engines (particularly google) is very high as compared to traffic from other sources.
So try to put related quality contents on your site and get some quality backlinks. Reaching google’s first page is not tough unless you are competing for some highly valued terms.

I am not offering full SEO service yet although I am learning SEO basics and offering link building service. Now I am confident that I can offer SEO service professionally. I was doing SEO for my client’s site  gotengines.com on experimental basis for last few months. It’s now on google’s first page for “used engines” (without quote marks).  I am preparing myself to offer SEO service very soon.

Popularity: 3% [?]

August 12, 2008

Bookmarking or Directory submission ?

Both Bookmarking and Directory submission are acceptable way of getting one-way backlinks that helps in getting high PR and better position on SERP. Several years ago directory submission was the prime source of backlinks. Now it the social bookmarking sites are playing vital role in getting backlinks. So the question arises which one is now more effective : bookmarking or directory submission? The answer of this question is undecided.

Directory submission still works nice for increasing link popularity of an website. But it has some limitations over bookmarking. Bookmarking is more versatile.  For example: if you have a blog on blogspot.com or wordpress.com you can’t submit it on most of the web directories. There are only few blog directories which may accept your free blog. Still you can easily promote your blog or blog posts on bookmarking sites. Similarly most of the directories accepts only homepage. Inner pages aren’t accepted by most of the free web directories. If you have an important inner page you can easily promote it on social bookmarking sites.

I like social bookmarking over directory submission for another reason: it is getting traffic. Free web directories rarely send traffic to the sites submitted. On the other hand popular social bookmarking sites like digg, stumbleUpon can send thousands of traffic.

Popularity: 2% [?]

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