Monthly Archives: January 2012

Social Media, Article Directories and Blogs: Must Haves for SEO

Rank algorithm update from google weeded out a lot of good or bad websites,   in the hope of furnishing it’s search users better results, on official google blog it is estimated 11.8% search results will be affected by this update, in another word, there are about 12% of google search results are considered low quality by google itself. The update was initiated more than a year ago, no wonder I saw a few of my keywords’ ranks dropped like a rock, but almost all the ranks promoted by articles and blog posts were not affected, a few of these keywords ranked better than ever, it’s safe to say that old way of link building is doomed.

Now what on earth is plain link building and how do people do it? a lot of marketing companies did and are doing the plain link building, they will get links from any websites which accept adding links, the only updates on those websites are the new links, it’s safe to assume all of them are trash, we call these sites link spamming sites. The latest google update will definitely downgrade most if not all of these sites, the links on those spamming sites won’t work anymore.  

A few real world examples will help to explain what I said. When I got into online marketing long time ago, I started with this keyword, Tie Down, at that time almost every body was doing plain linking campaign, a lot of sites I used had too many links, worst yet, those sites had no content at all. I would give credit where credit is due, this linking strategy worked, eventually the keyword could be found on first page, the party was over when google updated it’s algorithm. Now let’s look at another keyword, chain pullers, we put the link in relevant context, not too many plain links have been built, now we have really good ranking for this keyword. So contextual link wins this time, what about future? It all boils down to content, so if you create great content, not only people will love to read your stuff, so do the search engines. You may think there are already too many blogs out there, it’s not true, there will never be too many good blogs, for instance let’s examine this one, baby strollers , I build it as a hobby and kept adding good or mediocre content, and to my surprise, I have high ranks for some of  competitive keywords. As far as SEO concerned, quality article marketing is much better than plain link building. If you can build a group of your own blogs, for instance Sash Chains, then you will have a powerful weapon in your SEO arsenal.

At the end of day all you need to do is to create attractive content, share the content with people, in the mean time advertise your business with your content, this strategy will prevail in short or long term. Whatever you do, you will need persistence and patience, you shouldn’t expect things to improve overnight, i.e., selling online or improve your search rankings, keep doing what we have to do till the end of world. When publisinh articles, I prefer ezine, google will index a new article on ezine promptly, of course your posts on some blogs will be indexed real fast as well, I believe you should see for yourself, Ratchet Load Binder, explains some interesting concepts, good writing, interesting content, indexed and cached, all these points make it perfect for SEO.

Last but not least, if you don’t take social media account, you’re lost. One thing you can do for your blogs is to install twitter tools, get a twitter account and API keys, set up API credentials in your twitter tools option, you should choose to post a tweet for every new post, it’s easy and really useful, no one should miss this tool out.

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How to tie box string down to jeep?

I have 3 ropes going over and under the top, middle, and bottom of the box spring but the mattress still moves when i shake it by hand. What am i doing wrong? Should it move at all when strapped down?

You will never keep it perfectly still, that is why U-Haul rents enclosed trailers. May get better mileage without that thing in the wind as well if going a longer distance.

You are most likely tying it side to side, but not making any allowance for the air that will come under it from the front. Rope is also the wrong option, many ropes stretch and you can never get the knot to stay tight. Using rachet straps, go side to side at front and back, then over the top front to back of the vehicle.

High Quality Articles on Your Blogs Will Improve Your Business

Rank algorithm update from google weeded out a lot of good or bad websites,   in the name of providing more relevant search results for it’s users, on official google blog it is estimated 11.8% search results will be affected by this update, say it another way, there are about 12% of google search results are considered low quality by google itself. Google started this change almost one year ago, maybe that’s why some of my ranks dropped out of first 10 pages, the good thing is that those keywords promoted by content rich links are not affected, and a few of them even gained a few positions, it becomes clear that linking campaign the old way is the thing of past, probably due to links crammed sites being thrown away by google.

So what exactly is linking campaign the old way? There are a lot of SEO company out there are doing this, they will get links from any websites which accept adding links, these websites will only be updated when new links are being added, and most of them are useless, the name link spamming are just for these sites. New google algorithm most likely will punish these link spammers,  any links on them will be affected too. 

A few real world examples will help to explain what I said. In the very beginning, I didn’t know better, I started promote the keyword, cam buckle straps, at that time almost every body was doing plain linking campaign, lately I figured that every site in the campaign had way too many links, and those sites had only links, no real content at all. In the beginning, the ranking of the keyword in question rise pretty fast, finally the rank improved a lot, this was the case until google made the change. Something opposite happened to this keyword, chain pullers, we put the link in relevant context, with very few plain links, now we have really good ranking for this keyword. Now contextual links win the battle, then what? Actually this is all about content, when you create unique and quality content, your rank will improve over time, since search engines are another kind of readers. How do you do it? Writing articles and building blogs, for instance let’s examine this one, sue havens toy , in the beginning I just post to it casually, lately I added nice stuff left and right, it’s no way this site will rank, right?, actually, no, much to my surprise that the site actually ranks for quite a few keywords. As far as SEO concerned, quality blog marketing is much better than plain link building. Say you’re building your own bogging network, something like Swivel Eye Pulley, then it will be easier to do article marketing.

At the end of day all you need to do is to create quality content, share the content with people, promote your business with the content, this strategy will prevail in short or long term. Whatever you do, you will need persistence and patience, you shouldn’t expect things to improve overnight, it doesn’t matter you’re doing SEO or advertising your business, let’s keep building and maintaining our blogs until end of the day. Ezine is one of the best article directories out there, google will index a new article on ezine promptly, of course your posts on some blogs will be indexed real fast as well, let look at some aticles or posts which are published and indexed, for example Double Clevis, good writing, interesting content, indexed and cached, this article is a good example of article marketing. 

We’re not finished yet, please remeber, if you don’t take social media account, you’re lost. For wordpress blogs, I recommend twitter tools, sign up for a twitter account and create a new application, configure your twitter tools prpperly, you should choose to post a tweet for every new post, it’s simple and elegant, if you don’t use this tool it’s just too bad.

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How to Inflate a lawnmower tire?

Ok my front zero turn mower tire is on flat…i tried using two methods to inflate it first i used the WD 40 method which didnt work an then the ratchet tie down straps method didnt work either. Now what do i do???
i already have a compressor

You said that you use the ratchet strap method but if you have a piece of rope about the size of the tire you can use that the same way but you have to make sure you have the tire bead almost set on the rim before you start filling it with air. You will need rope and a large solid bar of some sort. First put the rope around the tire and make a knot then take the bar and twist it till you get the tire bead almost set on then fill with air slowly after the tire starts to take air let the bar untwist till you sure it will stay on. This is kinda dangerous so be very careful will doing it.

Plan B if you can remove the tire and rim from the mower take it to the dealer that you bought from and have them do it for you or a local garage that you have car work done at.

Good luck!