8 Tips To Get More Traffic From Yahoo!

Written by Vishal Rao


2002 By Vishal Rao. All Rights Reserved.

Withrepparttar new Yahoo! "Pay-For-Review" model it might be relatively easier for sites to get intorepparttar 128372 directory but getting traffic from your listing is altogether a different story. And now with it's new annual recurring payment policy you have to be extra careful while submitting your site for a review.

Here are 8 things to keep in mind while submitting your site to Yahoo!

1) Selecting your domain name isrepparttar 128373 most vital step in getting a top ranking in Yahoo! and also other directories like Dmoz and Looksmart.

Make sure your domain name is "Keyword Rich". You can make your domain keyword rich by simply inserting hyphens to separate words in your domain name. Yahoo! gives more relevance to sites with keywords in their domain name.

Take our domain name for example: http://www.home-based-business-opportunities.com/

It is made up of 4 different high-in-demand keywords: "Home Based Business", "Home Business", "Home Business Opportunities", "Home Based Business Opportunities".

While crafting your domain name, even you should try to keep your domain name such that it is made up of one, 2-4 words main or "parent" keyword; which in turn is made up of 2-4 high-in-demand "child" keywords.

You may or may not get a top ranking for all your targeted keywords but you can be sure of getting one for your main or "parent" keyword (If you do everything else right).

Even if you have to get a separate domain name for this purpose, GET IT! It is absolutely crucial for your ranking.

2) Sites which are placed higher in directory structure are given more relevance than sites which are placed lower or deeper.

For example a site listed in category - B2B/Business_Opportunities will be given more relevance than a site listed in category - B2B/Business_Opportunities/Directories

Here's a great tip to selectrepparttar 128374 most trafficked category for your website...

Once you have short-listed 2 or 3 category to place your site in to, check outrepparttar 128375 cost of Sponsor Listings of those categories.

It's really simple. Visitrepparttar 128376 following URL: https://ecom.yahoo.com/fast/sponsor

Enterrepparttar 128377 URL of any website that is listed in your desired category (The URL should be same as it appears in Yahoo! andrepparttar 128378 category should be a commercial category).

-----SIDEBAR----- Please note that Yahoo! accepts Sponsor Listings for only certain commercial categories and so this tip may or may not work for your category. -----SIDEBAR-----

You'll be asked for your Yahoo! ID. Once you submitrepparttar 128379 information, you'll be provided withrepparttar 128380 Sponsorship charges for that certain category. Repeatrepparttar 128381 process for your remaining short-listed categories.

How Can You Learn How to Achieve Top Search Engine Rankings?

Written by Robin Nobles


How Can You Learn How to Achieve Top Search Engine Rankings?

By Robin Nobles

If you're serious about having a successful online business, you need to spend some time studyingrepparttar search engines and how they operate.

Why? Because comparatively speaking, search engine marketing is generally much less expensive than traditional forms of advertising, which certainly appeals to those of us with low (or no!) advertising budgets. Also,repparttar 128371 reach you can gain through a successful search engine marketing campaign can be extraordinary.

But, how can you learn search engine marketing strategies? People learn in many different ways.

* Some folks prefer to dig forrepparttar 128372 information themselves, hunting all overrepparttar 128373 Web hoping to find reliable and trustworthy information. Search Engine Guide (http://www.searchengineguide.com) is an excellent place to start, becauserepparttar 128374 site posts articles written by experts inrepparttar 128375 industry.

* Other people like online classes, such as those offered through a reputable company likerepparttar 128376 Academy of Web Specialists (http://www.onlinewebtraining.com), where they can learn inrepparttar 128377 comfort of their own homes with a trusted instructor. As you probably know, I've taught online classes throughrepparttar 128378 Academy for years.

* Still others like to attend large conferences where they can sit and listen to experts inrepparttar 128379 industry offer their advice on particular topics. In my opinion, Search Engine Strategies conferences (http://seminars.internet.com) are second to none, and I've served on panels at almost all of them.

* However, still others want to learn on location with more of a hands-on approach. Until now, there has never been an actual "hands on" workshop designed to build your expertise in person. These people want to meetrepparttar 128380 instructors in person and haverepparttar 128381 opportunity for personal, one-on-one interaction about their particular Web sites and their unique challenges.

So, this is why Search Engine Workshops.com (http://www.searchengineworkshops.com) was formed, a joint venture by John Alexander and Robin Nobles.

When you attend one of our workshops, you'll bring your laptop and your "Web site" with you. You'll actually be doing exercises that will help you become a more effective search engine marketer.

For example:

* Do you have a difficult time choosing keywords that really work for your business or your clients? John Alexander, one ofrepparttar 128382 leading authorities inrepparttar 128383 use of WordTracker, will demonstrate ways to use WordTracker that you've never considered.

* Do you have a difficult time writing Web site content? I'm a professional writer and author, and I'll be working with you on how to create Web site content that will appeal to your human audience.

* Are you having problems taking your Web site content and making it search engine friendly? Because this is a "workshop," a hands- on method of learning, you'll create a page of content and optimize it yourself, with your instructors standing by to offer suggestions and guide you.

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