Get linked!

Written by Chuck McCullough


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Besides, hopefully your site will be interesting enough to keep them around for awhile, and when they are done, then they will go and visit your links.

Now that we've coveredrepparttar excuses, let's look at how you can increase your chances of getting linked from other sites.

First thing is that you really should have a quality site. Don't just throw together a page of banners and expect people that have worked very hard to getrepparttar 125245 hundreds of thousands of visitors to want to link to you. Your link adds no value to their site.

The next important item is to personalize your email to them. Actually takerepparttar 125246 time to visit their site and find something that you like about it. Find contact information and even a name if it is listed.

Findrepparttar 125247 specific category or page that you feel your site would fit well on and mention that page specifically in your email.

If they think your email is generic they'll delete it right away. I know I do. The latest fad is to use automated programs to create theme pages and blast out automatic emails to every siterepparttar 125248 program finds.

This may work to an extent but more than likelyrepparttar 125249 only ones that really benefit from this arerepparttar 125250 creators. The search engines already know about this and have provisions to penalize sites using these. Read throughrepparttar 125251 second bulleted topic on this page: http://doc.altavista.com/adv_search/ast_haw_popularity.html

They have quickly gonerepparttar 125252 way ofrepparttar 125253 FFA pages, orrepparttar 125254 Dodo.

If you make an honest effort at this you can expect a decent return for your efforts. Look for shortcuts and your chances of huge success are shorted.

The next logical question in all of this is how inrepparttar 125255 world you find sites to link to you.

My favorite starting point is to findrepparttar 125256 sites that are linking to my competition. If they are willing to link to my competitor, they just might be willing to link to me too.

I use this great resource: http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/

Its purpose is to show you how popular sites are in relation to others, and it gives a ranking such as Player, Contender, 900 lb Gorilla, etc.

When you get to that link just enter in a couple of your competitors, and your own URL as well, and click Generate Report. This will show you how you rate as compared to your competition.

The other nice feature is you can click onrepparttar 125257 results forrepparttar 125258 domain for each ofrepparttar 125259 search engines. Meaning, if it found 200 links to a site listed in HotBot, you can just clickrepparttar 125260 number 200 inrepparttar 125261 listing and it will take you torepparttar 125262 HotBot results. Then you just visit each of those sites, learn a little about them, then fire off an email torepparttar 125263 webmaster.

This method should give you a great start and keep you busy for a while.

The bottom line is that there are many benefits to getting other sites to link to you, just don't letrepparttar 125264 excuses keep you from getting linked!

Chuck McCullough is the owner of http://AffiliateMatch.com offering FREE articles, tips, hints, and real-world advice on how to make money with your website. Visit his site or join his FREE newsletter, The AffiliateMatch Informer by sending a blank email to mailto:newsletter@affiliatematch.com


How To Increase Sales With Your Own Email Course

Written by Kevin Nunley


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Chris McClean has created a service that connects web site owners with free courses. http://7LessonCourses.com lets you chooserepparttar course you want to offer, insert your ad inrepparttar 125244 course, then gives you a simple sign-up form to put on your site.

In case you want to create your own course, here arerepparttar 125245 mechanics:

1. Pick a problem that lots of your customers struggle with. In my businessrepparttar 125246 big stumpers are getting a site that sells, finding a way to handle email, figuring out search engines, and finding low-cost ways to advertise effectively.

A course on any of these is guaranteed to bring lots of interested prospects and customers (and you can bet Iím plugging my ads here and there duringrepparttar 125247 course).

Your course could be on how to complete a basement, how to avoid an IRS audit, how to give your kids straight teeth, or anything else that customers often ask about.

2. If you donít write or have time to pen your own articles, look for others who have written onrepparttar 125248 topic. It is perfectly legal to put their ideas in your own words (always proper to give them credit).

You can also quoterepparttar 125249 article. It is best to ask in advance, if your course is for commercial purposes. Start your article, then say expert Jane Doe has some valuable information. Include a few paragraphs of what Jane wrote.

Be careful not to use so much you give away her entire article and spoil her ability to sellrepparttar 125250 information.

Email is by farrepparttar 125251 most popular feature ofrepparttar 125252 Internet. Use your own email course to build an audience and promote yourself as someone who knows their field.

Kevin Nunley provides marketing advice, promotion packages, and copy writing. Get his series of free email courses at http://DrNunley.com/freecourses.htm Reach Kevin at mailto:kevin@drnunley.com or 801-328-9006.


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