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Old 02-11-2011, 05:41 PM
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I am getting more and more into SEO: backlinking, directory submissions, and keyword targeting. Yet, I am a bit confused on article submission for SEO.

Would the article be a general advertisement for my business with location keywords being in the anchor text?

General computer tips with location based anchor text of my business?

I have seen examples, but the articles are mainly for national products or campaigns. Haven't found many examples with local and service based businesses.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:40 PM
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there's 2 types of article submissions usually; spammy and non-spammy ones. The non-spammy ones have real unique content that people will reference and will drive real traffic to your site and convert visitors into buying customers. The other kind is spammy which are designed to create a backlink with the exact keyword you are trying to rank for.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:32 AM
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My goal is mainly to rank higher in the search results. I have found some services that can build links for a reasonable rate. I have been hesitant because seo backlink services all seem to just spam backlinks to your site.

If that is how to get higher ranking without being penalized by google, then I would go for it.

Any opinions on whether backlink services are more bad than good?

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:33 AM
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Ranking in the search engines is a popularity contest. Links are like votes. Votes from the popular kids weigh more than the spammer kids. The more links you have from the popular, reputable sources, the higher your rankings.

The easiest way to build decent backlinking is:
http://angelasdiscountmarket.com/backlink_builder.html
(I've watched a site go from 998 in Google to 36 in a few months)

Article backlinking is hard, since the effort to write good non-spammie articles and post them to all the sites takes a lot of time and wouldn't it be better to have your content in your own blog/site?

If you decide to go the article backlinking, these are decent sites to place articles:
Squidoo
HubPages
WordPress.com
Blogger
LiveJournal
Blogsome
Weebly
Quizilla
Vox
WikiSpaces
WetPaint
Tumblr
DevHub
Ezinearticles

When you write article in these sites it's best to sprinkle a link or two with your targeted keywords to your main site and then link to other sites in your link wheel network.

I am NOT recommending their services, but here are descriptions of link wheel models.
http://www.seo-back-links.com/link_wheel.htm

This article makes some good points about link wheel building.
http://michaelmindes.com/bogus-link-wheel-benefits

Then use a service like Pingler to keep things active:
http://pingler.com/
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:02 AM
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My goal is mainly to rank higher in the search results. I have found some services that can build links for a reasonable rate. I have been hesitant because seo backlink services all seem to just spam backlinks to your site.

If that is how to get higher ranking without being penalized by google, then I would go for it.

Any opinions on whether backlink services are more bad than good?

Grab the SEO toolbar from SEOBOOK and check your competition in Google for whatever keywords you are wanting SERP for (Ie "computer repairs yourtown").

What you will see is that the guys who are at #1 for high competition keywords have more backlinks, sometimes a hell of a lot more. The toolbar will also allow you to make some informed decisions about how to get rank by making other comparisons with those you need to compete with.

+1 for paul and angelas for backlinks. Check out warriorforum for more providers and deals.

As I understand it, there's a few ways you can do article submission.

You can do spammy 'spun' articles and spam them with software. You can create quality content and syndicate it. Or you can do a combination of both.

Social networking autoposting through services like onlywire is another possibility. Wordpress has some plugins that can achieve a similar effect. AFAIK this approach requires good quality content so that you attract real subscribers

Profile links, and blog posts etc are other ways of getting SERP. They all cost money or time, but will get you up in the rankings.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:58 AM
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Wow! Thanks for the info. It has cleared up a lot of the seo mystery. That firefox extension looks great!

I am ranked fairly well for only doing a few directory submissions, upload google site map, and just a few backlinks. I believe if I do just half of these tips I would rank close to the top.

Right now I have been waiting for my google places submission to be approved. Has been pending for weeks. Hopefully being listed in places will help out as well
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Yes, researching your competition gives you a strategy to approach your SEO Plan. Good research and submission tools:

A few good tools I used and keep in my toolbox:

Yahoo Site Explorer
https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/
Great for checking your site and the competition.

Traffic Travis
http://www.traffictravis.com/
Decent free version, easy to use.

Market Samurai
http://www.marketsamurai.com/
Very good, moderate cost very flexible.

Internet Business Promoter
http://www.ibusinesspromoter.com/
Comprehensive program, even in the free version.

ScrapeBox
http://www.scrapebox.com/
Great little program for finding link sites.

SEO Link Dominator
http://www.trafficmystic.com/seo-link-dominator/
Semi-auto posting. Speeds things up.
(Joe produces Link packets that work with SEO Link Doninator:
http://joe118nuggets.com/ )

Pauls Backlinks
http://pjsqualitybacklinks.com/
I already gave you Angela's Backlinks.

XRumer
http://www.botmasterlabs.net/
Grand Daddy of automated link building tools. Expensive but effective.
(spammers love this tool, but it can be used for good backlinking. Use with caution!)

Kim Roach is a great resource for learning the marketing game:
http://www.buzzblogger.com/

Of course, there are a lot more, but these highlights will most definitely get you to the top.

One more thing about keywords. The more complex the keyword, the easier it is to dominate the listings. The more general the stronger the competition.

Good keyword tools:

Google Keyword Tool:
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
Designed for Adwords, but good to use for research purposes.

WordTracker
http://www.wordtracker.com/
Comprehensive keyword research site.
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One more thing, keywords are the most important part of your plan. It does no good to get backlinks until you know what you want to get listed for.

Try to find buyer keywords. In other words, people searching for 'free computer repair' are less likely to spend money as compared to 'expert computer repair services'. Know the buyer mentality and how they search.

Complex keywords have less competition

computer repair
About 104,000,000 results

computer repair services
About 66,600,000 results

expert computer repair services
About 2,640,000 results

Once you have your keywords, then start backlinking and article submitting.

Another good idea is to get into the local search listings:

Get Listed
http://getlisted.org/
Remember to use your buyer keywords in your local profiles.
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I am ranked fairly well ... I believe if I do just half of these tips I would rank close to the top.
I like your website, BTW.

What keywords are you ranking for?

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:56 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. I have a few things I still need to add to it: a photo of me working on a computer, maybe a photo of me with a customer, and a photo of my car with a car advertisement magnet. Slowly but surely getting it all done...lol

Since I am offering local services, the key words I am targeting are computer repair, Pc repair, and laptop repair your town here. These are the keyword combinations that receive the majority of traffic from my google adwords account. I have a hundred or so keywords in that account all targeting specific areas, and these keywords are the ones that lead by large margins.

Last time I checked I was on the 2nd page, 4th page, 1st page, and riding the edge of 1st and second page. The times when I am closer to the first page is when there is less competition in that area.

One more question, has anyone used Odesk to hire someone to do SEO? It's a site where you can outsource specific jobs to people from around the world. I have heard some decent feedback on using them for data entry or virtual assistant work, but have not heard anything about SEO.
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