How my page rank went from 0 to 5 in one update. How yours can too.

Written by Joe Balestrino

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Content? Yes, content is king as always. Content is what was used to help boost my ranking. But how?

I create articles. These are quality articles, just likerepparttar one you are reading now. These articles were not generated from any program. I authoredrepparttar 150999 content from my own knowledge and researched over 100 web sites that accept articles in my area of expertise. SEO happens to be a very popular topic. These sites agree to post my articles on their site, along with my url(s). Many of these sites have a decent Page Rank of their own. Their rank will transfer over to my site. Also, as time goes by, those articles will have a PR effect of their own which will transfer to my site(s). Don’t forget, other people may pick these articles up and use them on their site as well. They will also include my URL(s) on their sites. Now, if I do 100 sites a week times four articles a month, that's at least 400 articles a month. The last Google update was 86 days,repparttar 151000 longest has been 111. That could lead to 1200 or more links between updates. What will Google think about all these links at once? They’ll love it! Content, quality, one way links. I also promoted my blogs and my website in some of my articles. This way, they too have their own PR generating effect. They also link to my site and my site to them. This, in turn, increasedrepparttar 151001 PR to them as well. Atrepparttar 151002 time of this article andrepparttar 151003 most recent Google update, one of my blogs went from 0 to 3 andrepparttar 151004 other 0 to 4 all inrepparttar 151005 same update.

These tips should help you increase your page rank. The hardest part will be creating content related to your field and finding sites that will post your work. You can always hire writers and/or article submission services. Here's torepparttar 151006 next Google update. Cheers!

Joe is owner of check out his site for a FREE SEO site Evaluation. You can read the latest SEO news on his blog to read more of his articles visit

Finding Profitable Keyword Phrases

Written by Michael Lawrence

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It's not that useful to be ranked #1 for a keyword that only gets 5 searches a month. Similiarly, it is very hard to achieve high rankings for high traffic keyphrases because there is going to be a lot of competition.

Trim your keyword phrase list down to 50-100 entries and get ready for step 3.

3. Analyzerepparttar Competitor's Backlinks

While I will walk you through how to do all ofrepparttar 150998 required analysis tasks using free tools I highly recommend investment in some form of SEO software or service. The tasks you will have to perform today can be time consuming and a little monotonous sorepparttar 150999 help of an outside resource may prove invaluable to you.

The purpose of this analysis is to find potential link partners (to be used in a later lesson), and to trim our "master keyword list" down to our 15-20 keywords that we want to get high rankings for.

Take each ofrepparttar 151000 50-100 keyphrases in your master keyword list and perform a search on for each term.

We are only going to be interested inrepparttar 151001 "top 10" results for each keyword phrase since our goal is to get listed onrepparttar 151002 first page of results for our target keywords.

Traffic to your site will drop dramatically if your listing does not appear onrepparttar 151003 first page of search engine results.

Our goal from this analysis is to find out how "established" your competition is. This can be accomplished by analyzingrepparttar 151004 number of websites that link to your competitor's website.

To findrepparttar 151005 number of incoming links for any website performrepparttar 151006 following search from (Please note I have chosen Yahoo because Google no longer reports accurate back link results).

Note: you could use for a more comprehensive listing which includes results from all major search engines.

This will tell you how many websites link torepparttar 151007 domain "". Search engine's use this "link popularity" number to gauge how important a website is. A site with a lot of links to it must be an information hub and therefore very important.

Perform this linkdomain command for all ofrepparttar 151008 "top 10" competitors you have identified for each your chosen keyword phrases in your master keyword list.

If you find thatrepparttar 151009 sites inrepparttar 151010 search results have several 1000 backlinks to them you will know right away that you are going to have a hard time getting a high ranking for that keyword since a large number of links suggests thatrepparttar 151011 site is already well established.

Make 10 columns in your master keyword list for each keyword that you analyze indicating whatrepparttar 151012 number of backlinks are for each ofrepparttar 151013 top 10 search results.

Also copy any URL's that offer services that would be complimentary (not a competitor) for what you will be promoting on your website into your keyword list as well.

We will use this information in a future lesson to help boost your seach engine positioning by requesting to trade links with these complimentary sites.

Simply noting them down in your keyword list will be sufficient for our purposes today.

4. Refine Your Keyword List Part 2

Based on your backlink analysis trim your keyword list down to 15-20 keywords you think you will be able to compete for. If there are already a number of established "hubs" for a particular keyword you may have to drop it from your list.

Using these tips you should now be able to tell which market's you will be able to compete in and which one's already have too many established information hubs to make it worth your while. You will also have a list of "complimentary" websites that we will be requesting links from in a future lesson to help boost our own "link popularity".


Michael Lawrence is the webmaster for

You can view his blog filled with articles related to website promotion and internet marketing at:

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