This article is guest posted by Mike Ndegwa.
The SEO Method that is going to explain below in detail, is a surefire method proven to rank you #1 on all major Search Engines listed thus: Google, Yahoo Search and MSN.
On this post we will learn how to Rank #1 on your Primary Keyword regardless of how competitive it is.
Before we deep our feet to the SEO method, you need to first set some objectives for your site. Otherwise there is no need of Ranking #1 for the sake of it.
The two main objectives that any internet marketer should have in mind are:
a) Drive traffic to their $$$ Money Site i.e. if you have a product that you own and sell.
b) Drive traffic to a squeeze page i.e. if you are building an email list where you can promote your affiliate products or can use for future launch of some product that you are working on.
c) A bonus goal is drive traffic to a site that you have monetized on Adsense or other affiliate programs.
NB: As far as am concerned it’s not wise to drive traffic directly to an affiliate link even if you are using PPC – Pay per Click Advertising, I’d rather review the affiliate product on my site and drive my traffic there or even better use a redirect Link that I have control of in Future.
We are going to Focus on Three Main Stages:
i. Article and Directory Submissions
§ Ezine Articles
§ Other Article Directories
§ Blog Networks
§ Directory Submission
ii. Social Networks
§ Web 2.0
§ Social Bookmarking
iii. Own Networks
§ Build your own Networks and Sites
As you can see you need to have a pre-existing business or the money side of your web presence at the middle. To mean that you are linking back to your site with an objective which is either making you money or generating leads through organic sources from your primary and secondary Keywords.
Am not going through the trouble of helping you identify a Niche or keywords for your business we will do that on another post.
This method can be used on sites to rank #1 on major search engines regardless of the site you are promoting whether it’s a blog, an ecommerce site, a static site etc it’s a one for all method. You could be selling goods via air, waterways and roads or are just selling digital or downloadable products. Again this method works for all types of sites.
As a reminder our headline is the long term goal to rank #1 and remain unreachable by your competition not some black hat technique that will get you on top and then the following day you are disqualified and perceived to be playing some games with search engines.
i. Ezine Articles – using ezinearticles.com you can submit 10 -15 quality and original articles linking back directly to your site on www.yourdomain.com with primary keywords as well as other secondary links on your domain. You can outsource for some articles using Guru.com or RentACoder or even better use the instant article Wizard to generate articles for your Niche and containing your
ii. The other Step is to submit re-written PRL articles to other article directories. You can do 20 – 300 of them over time. Again make sure you use your primary keywords and the secondary ones to link back to the money side of your business as well as on the secondary links within your site. For every article you can submit to various directories at the same time. Personally I use the Semi-automatic submitter i.e. submitterbot.com it’s Free and with one membership site you it can help register you to other hundreds of article directory sites. Make sure your articles meet the ezinearticles.com standards, this adds the probability of your articles been accepted in other directories easily.
iii. Blog Networks – There are hundreds if not thousands of blog Networks out there. However it’s wise to check on Premium Networks where to avoid being disqualified by search engines and be seen to be playing some game. Incase you use the Free Blog networks then be careful not to link to your money side but rather link to your articles in 1 and 2 above and eventually the juice will flow back to the money side of your business safely. If you look carefully you can identify this principle in the diagram above. You put your target to 50 -100 blog networks. Again there is no hurry but you do this overtime.
iv. Directory Submission – This used to be very effective and is still is today. You can submit to between 100 and 150 directories and make sure all the links flow directly to your money side and very minimal if any on the secondary links on your site. Again with Submitterbot.com you can submit your Link to over 500 directories with a title and a small description.
v. Web 2.0 – There are many definitions for web 2.0 but I simply refer to it as websites with user generated content. A good example is wordpress, blogger, Squidoo among others. What you do is get an account with them and publish content with links back to your money side and secondary links on your site as well. With this platform you can do 5-10 submissions
vi. Social Bookmarking – This includes Sites like Facebook, Digg, Stumble Upon, Myspace, etc. You can be creative here and see if you can join related groups in these networks and share your links back to your web 2.0 articles and none direct to your money side or even secondary links on your domain, Unless your money side business is a blog and not some product sales letter or static site. Most people strive to be on Digg Front page but as you have seen there are loads of other things you can do to get targeted organic traffic from search engines using your primary keywords. You can bookmark to between 100 and 150 sites.
vii. Videos- With a world where people have developed a culture of sitting their butt and watching T.V. then videos come in Handy. In this category you can do between 1 to Infinite Videos just make sure they are viral hence easily shared. You can share your videos via social book marking and let them point directly to your money side domain as well as links to your social book marking sites. Again you can uses services such as Youtube and other premium sites.
viii. Your Own Networks. Remember your goal is to build an online business that has an ongoing leverage. As you have noticed there is lots of hard work involved. Under this section you can register 5 -10 domains register them under different names so that they can appear natural and leave them to mature for two to three years. Then post some articles pointing to your money side domain. You can also monetize on these domains using opportunities like AdSense and/or affiliate Links
Please note the number of times to use any of the tools above is not limited to the number of times you can use it. If you are already ranking #1 on your preferred Search Engines then you can apply the said techniques from time to time to make sure you retain your position and if you are not yet on top 10 then start applying the said methods using the given tools and later on you will realize that constant dripping can hollow a stone.
A. Get your money Side of the Business ready before you start SEO.
B. Identify your primary Keyword(s) from the beginning and be consistent with it/ them throughout the SEO Method application.
C. Measure your Work from time to time using tools like Alexa.com, Google page rank, Unique Visitors on your stats etc before you start using revenue as your measuring tool, this will encourage you along the way.
D. Use third party services for your products e.g. PayDotCom.com to avoid affiliates messing with your domain name directly and get Search engines penalizing you on this, hence putting this SEO Method to Null.
E. Finally, don’t forget the basics; e.g. Meta tags, Search engine friendly URL’s, <h1> title tags as Carl teaches, commenting on other with your links e.t.c.
In conclusion you may feel free to link to this article, comment and share your methods, mine works but it’s not the only way. You may also pick on one of the tools and expand on it fully; otherwise if I was to expound on each of them I’d have to do an ebook, Lol…
If you like this article there is a membership site to be launched in six months time called integrated Internet Marketing that helps ordinary offline businesses to adopt online marketing as well as helping the Digital Products Internet marketers to build successful, ongoing and profitable Online businesses.
We also will be able to turn such great Formula articles as this into videos, as The Expert David Jenyns has done and then later on share them to members on our site
To your Success,