Blogs: The Hidden Ace Up Your Sleeve

Written by Van Whitsett


If it wasn't for my blog, I wouldn't make any online sales at all.

It's true that I have a "regular" website, my so-called "main website," which I first set up to sell my goods, in this case, men's and women's health products. It's my workhorse,repparttar source of most of my revenue. Most of my sales resulted from generic listings inrepparttar 147035 search engines, particually Google.

That is, until Google sandboxed me.

Some of you may have heard ofrepparttar 147036 legendary Google sandbox, sometimes called, "The Goggle Sandbox Effect." What happens is that newly listed sites rank well for about two to three weeks, then suddenly drop offrepparttar 147037 radar screen. These new sites are placed in a type of probational sandbox, away fromrepparttar 147038 "real" sites.

Why does this happen, you ask? There are almost as many theories as there are SEO (Search Engine Optimization) experts. Many believe that this probation period is not related torepparttar 147039 sites themselves, but to their links. It is believed that back link (pure link popularity) credit is placed in a reserve for a period of time (2-4 months) before it is applied to ranking and has an effect. The theory behind this is to combat PR (Page Rank) purchasers from dominating PR fromrepparttar 147040 beginning. It is meant to deter spam websites.

Others believe this alleged filter that is placed on new websites is an illusion. These skeptics argue thatrepparttar 147041 phenomenon merely echoes already existing Google algorithm calculations.

Whateverrepparttar 147042 reason, I got sandboxed,repparttar 147043 rug pulled out from underneath me; shiskobobbed. The high-ranking and sales that I was receiving from my site suddenly plummented.

I was devastated. What's a poor boy to do now?

Desperate, I wrote to a number of online SEO forums, seeking advice fromrepparttar 147044 SEO gurus. Some thought it was amusing and laughed in my face. Others offered advice such as forgetting about Google for awhile and optimizing my site forrepparttar 147045 other search engines (not a bad idea). Others thought that I should continue adding content, since content is king as far asrepparttar 147046 search engines are concerned. Still others thought I should try to gain as many quality links as I should, and this would help pull me out ofrepparttar 147047 sandbox (it felt more like quicksand to me.)

I committed to doing all these things, but inrepparttar 147048 meaintime, what about my website andrepparttar 147049 products that I was trying to sell,repparttar 147050 money I was hoping to make?

I kept hearing about blogs, those personal websites that are published onrepparttar 147051 Web. As you probably know, blogs contain philosophical reflections, talk about social issues, and opinions about everything underrepparttar 147052 sun. They are usually presented in journal style with a new entry each day, or almost every day.



Writing Articles for Ranking

Written by Jason Rickard


Writing Articles for Ranking

I have seenrepparttar question asked so many times. How do I get links without having to resort to reciprocals? There are actually multiple ways but forrepparttar 146741 purpose of this article I will be discussing just one, writing articles.

The first way that articles can be effective is by choosingrepparttar 146742 sites that you submit to. If search Google you will find hundreds of sites that accept submissions. They will range from specialized to general but take care when choosing your core group. Many ofrepparttar 146743 sites alluded to require a lengthy sign up process or have been abandoned by their owners who have moved onto another project. In order to make efficient use of your time, you should narrow your field down torepparttar 146744 3 major article submission sites:

Article Depot www.articledepot.co.uk

GoArticles www.goarticles.com

Ezine Articles www.ezinearticles.com



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