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Get Higher Search Engine Ranking

In my previous post i wrote an article on Paid traffic v Free traffic, if you missed it you may want to have a read of it.

Today i want to write a post about what is in my opinion, the best way to get free traffic to your blog or web site........high search engine ranking.

It is a well known fact that if you appear on the first page of search engines for your keywords you get more traffic, whats more the best position is to be above the fold which is in the top 3. Most people will not scroll down a page, so to appear at the top of a search result would generate lost of traffic.

How to get high search engine ranking

I am not going to go into this too much, i could sit here all day and waffle on about how to get to the top of google and other search engines. An tool i would recommend is Free seo tool. I have recommended this before and i would recommend it to anyone, anytime. The webmaster will perform a Free in depth seo report on your website or blog in exchange for a link or a shout on your site. Trust me, it is worth it.

If you get yourself the free seo report then you will receive a pdf file telling you exactly how to get higher search engine ranking.

The report will examine your top ten competitors (those that rank higher than your for a keyword)and it will tell you exactly how to tweak your site to beat them off the top spot. If you have any problems with the report the owner of the site will be only too Happy to give you a hand in exchange for links.

To get high search engine ranking it takes time and hard work, don't ever be fooled by schemes that promise to get you at the top of google. You can get yourself to the top of google by applying basic seo techniques and a good link building campaign.

Free Traffic v Paid Traffic

My personal opinion on Paid and Free Traffic

As the above title bodly states, this post is purely my opinion. For a while now i have tested many many ways to get free traffic, why? because i am a simple blogger with no capital to invest in large internet marketing campaigns. Because of this you will find that most of the seo articles i write online are aimed at Free Traffic techniques.

What is Free Traffic?

This blog is jam packed with ways to get free traffic to your web site or blog. You will find many tips. To keep this post on topic i will list a few without going into detail. If you want to read about each one indepth then please read my previous posts.

Ok so free traffic consists of the following:

Seo - Optimizing your site to organicaly rank high with search engines

Social Book marking


Commenting on forums and blogs with similar topics as your content

Link Building

Yes there are many more but the above 5 can spiral into many sub catagories.

What is Paid Traffic

Paid traffic is as the words say "Paid Traffic", you pay for visitors to your web site via paid links or paid ads like adwords or bidvertiser.

Which should you use paid or free traffic?

My personal opinion and experience would be to dabble with both. Plunge in with the free traffic techniques but toe in the water with the paid. Why be cautious with the paid traffic? Because you can run up a big bill in a matter of days. Take Adwords for example, it is so easy to set up and you can have your ads displaying in minutes. Excellent right?. Yes this is good but what if you have not set a limit on how much you spend per day and you end up with click after click and poubds after pounds being spent.

Adwords is a great way to get traffic, targetted traffic too. It can be a good internet marketing strategy but there is a way to run it. A right and a wrong way.

There was a time that i would only touch free traffic techniques until a friend of mine pointed out that to make money you need to spend money. I disagree with this to a point, as i write much on making money with no money and believe it to be the safest way. But i have started to reliase that you do need to part with a little to give your campaigns a bit of a kick now and then. I am not talking huge ammounts. Adwords can be very useful, but again it must be set up and optimized corectly.

Free traffic is great but paid can get you fast results.

Yahoo site explorer - check your backlinks

Yahoo site explorer is a useful tool for your web site or blog

I have recently been focusing on my link campaigns and have used many of the strategies mentioned in my previous post How to get free backlinks.

Link building maybe a long and unappealing task, but the long term benefits are worth So with this in mind i have increased the time i spend gaining backlinks.

If any of you are curious to check how your link building campaigns are going then a recommend a very useful tool Yahoo site explorer. You simply type in your URL on the top bar and you will get a result like this

You can see how many pages you have ranked and also how many links you have.

Yahoo site explorer is a quick and easy way to check how many backlinks you have.

How to Get Free Backlinks

Why you need backlinks Getting Backlinks are one of the most important things you can do to ensure you get more traffic to your blog or website.

Not only can backlinks get you more traffic but they can help you get higher search engine ranking.

If you are new to blogging, getting a back link from a good ranking website will help your blog to get indexed by google quickly.

Search engines take into account many factors when determining where your site should rank with them. One of the things that will show them that your blog or site is important is by how many quality websites link to you.

How to get Back links

There are many ways to get links but the best way by far is to manually request them. Why?, because google is clever and you cannot fool them by joining a link farm or using Spam sites. Google loves the word organic. The links need to be relavent to your sites topic. links from sites that have nothing to do with any of your content are pointless. Manually requesting backlinks is time consuming but well worth the effort.

Email webmasters asking for a link exchange This is the perfect way to get quality backlinks. Here's how to do it:

Type in google the keyword your site is built for.

The results will show all the web sites that rank high for this keyword.

Email as many sites as you want requesting a link exchange

Link exchange email template

Dear Webmaster,

I am building links for and would like to exchange a link with your web site.

The exchange would benefit both the sites, helping towards improving our ranks in search engine positioning,especially Google which regards linking as a major contributor to how popular a site is due to particular words.

The more popular a site is, the higher its position becomes.

If you would like to exchange links please add my link to your site using the details below. Please note that anchor texts are better (text links) if you are unsure how to do these i have also provided the html which you just copy and paste.

The site details as follow:-

URL : Title (anchor) : Get your blog noticed

Description: How to get your blog noticed and get free traffic to your blog or web site.

Please add my link to your site and email me your link details

Wishing you every success

Kindest regards

As you can see from the email, i emphasized the need for an anchored text link. This is important, your link but be embedded in a keyword for it to be relevant. I wish you every success with your link exchange campaign.

Free Traffic with stumbleupon

How to Get Free Traffic with stumbleupon

Recently i discovered Stumbleupon, now i am personally still a complete newbie to this technique so if any of you have been using it longer please feel free to share your comments.

I will be posting regular posts over the next coming weeks regarding stumbleupon and i will attempt to answer the following:

How Stumbleupon works

Whether it has improved my traffic or not

If it is quality targetted traffic etc...

First Impressions

OK i have read many blogs and articles and my first impressions are that it is very good. I have high expectations of some big increase in traffic. So i have my fingers crossed.

How Stumbleupon works

You download the tool bar and recommend web sites by clicking the thumbs up button on the tool bar, you can also review sites. It is a social technique that is basically a network of recommended sites.

This post is just a heads up to say "What do you think of stumbleupon?"

I am definitely going to give it a shot and do some research. I will post my findings as soon as possible.

To help me out please add a review about this blog on stumble upon

Content and Links - The most important SEO for bloggers

Seo for Bloggers

Hello...Hope you enjoyed the post How to Get Indexed by Google. I often look back at how much time i used to spend attempting to get my sites indexed by google and laugh. I used to wonder how on earth people used to do it, when after much trial and error i have realised that all you need is good content and a link from a web site that google likes.

One thing i used to do is waist time. How? on pointless SEO tasks that were not making the blind bit of difference. In theory all i had to do is to concentrate on my content and Links.

Blog Content You need to add content regular to stay at the top of search engines. You can get indexed by google with a few posts but you will slip down the rankings if you don't add content often.

Blog Links You can get links to your blogs many ways. One thing to always keep in mind is that your links need to be relevant. When you get a link from another website or blog then the websites or blog needs to be on a similar topic as your website without being in direct competition with you.

How to get links to your blog There is many software's that will get you links in directories and such like within a click of a button but these links are not worth much. It may be time consuming but the best way to get quality links to is manually request them yourself. The best way to get links is to email webmasters and bloggers requesting a link exchange.

(1) In google type a keyword that reflects your website or blog. For example lets use my blog I would type in google a keyword like Blog Traffic

(2)I would then email all the webmasters of the top web sites that rank high with this keyword. My Email would be something like this:

Dear Webmaster,

This is not spam or an email bot, i am a real person ;)

I am building links for and would like to exchange a link with your web site.

The exchange would benefit both the sites, helping towards improving our ranks in search engine positioning,especially Google which regards linking as a major contributor to how popular a site is due to particular words.

The more popular a site is, the higher its position becomes.

My site details as follow:-

URL : Title : How to get Your Blog Noticed Description: Get Free traffic to your blog

Your link will be added to my site within 24hrs at following URL

Also, please forward me the Link Text/Description to be used while placing your link at my site.

Wishing you every success

Bingo, good quality links that wont get you into trouble with google.