What's the Big Hurry?

Written by Rick Hendershot

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The reason is pretty obvious: there is not a lot of competition for "Wazooski family reunion". In fact you may berepparttar only one competing for that term. All you really need to do is get your site or your announcements spidered andrepparttar 143202 chances are pretty good that you will get a high ranking almost immediately.

But try this with a more competitive term and you are talking a completely different game. Considering that most competitive terms have thousands of sites chasing after that illusive "top 10" ranking, you will be lucky to even get onrepparttar 143203 radar screen.

And trying to do it within a month or two is almost completely unrealistic.

Rick Hendershot publishes the Linknet Advertising Network, a group of more than 35 websites and blogs offering web owners advertising and link opportunities.

Utilizing Award Sites

Written by Claude Beavers

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If an email is required to have your site listed, be sure to write a short, but descriptive letter to their site. Include whatrepparttar site specifies, and it always helps to add a paragraph stating that you already have a link to their site on yours. Don't forget to include a link torepparttar 142186 exact page you placed their link on, so that it is easy to find. With a reciprocal link placed already, most sites will not have any problem with linking back to you as soon as they get your email. Don't be discouraged if your site is not withinrepparttar 142187 top 10 on their site after just submitting it. With a little bit of time and effort you can always raise your ranking on an awards site.

Also, be sure to keep a list of which sites did link back to you, and deleterepparttar 142188 links forrepparttar 142189 ones that did not. This will keep your links page clean and neat, increasing your chances of getting a higher listing inrepparttar 142190 award sites you have linked to.

Getting Higher Rankings on Award Sites

Now that you are listed in a few award sites, it's time to start focusing on getting a higher ranking in them. Always keep fresh content on your site. This will help your ranking not only onrepparttar 142191 award sites, but onrepparttar 142192 search engines and directories as well. With new, unique content and constant updates to your site, you will stand a much better chance of being seen as an "expert" in your field, and your site will never grow stagnant or outdated.

Periodically send an email torepparttar 142193 award sites you are listed on, informing them of updates since your last email. Ifrepparttar 142194 sites see that you are updating and improving your site daily, they will be much more apt to rank you higher on their list.

Another good tip is to keeprepparttar 142195 links torepparttar 142196 award sites towardrepparttar 142197 top of your link page, or on a separate page altogether, linked from your main page. This will increase traffic torepparttar 142198 award sites, further improving your relations with them. If you are sending three times as much traffic to their site thanrepparttar 142199 current #1 listing, chances are good thatrepparttar 142200 #1 will soon be #2 on their list.

Always keep in mind that there is lots of competition onrepparttar 142201 internet, regardless of which product or service you are promoting. The important thing is to remember that "you get what you pay for." In other words,repparttar 142202 harder you work at something,repparttar 142203 betterrepparttar 142204 results are going to be.

You can see other articles by Claude Beavers on this topic at: Search Engine Optimization Articles at Superfaster.com

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