Seecrets On Website Promotion: The Hard Truths On Writing Free-Reprint ArticlesWritten by Stan Seecrets
Experts in website promotion all agree on this: get as many inbound links as possible. To achieve this, write free-reprint articles, sent them to major article depositories and soon you will have hundreds, if not thousands of inbound links. That is hype, razzmatazz. The experiences of this techie turned internet writer may provide some useful pointers.
This author started with a clean website and wrote 5 articles in as many weeks. There is nothing else.
Within a week, this authorís site got a #1 ranking from Google, using authorís name as keyword and has stayed there during this period. MSN finally gave a #1 ranking after wavering between 8 and 12. For 2 to 3 days, Yahoo ranked it as #1 or #2, after which, ranking disappeared altogether.
There are about 100 sites which reprinted these 5 articles. Many did not activate link found in authorís bio. The three major search engines reported a total of 48 inbound links. MSN reported 34 links, Yahoo 13 and Google 1. All in all, this authorís site received about 100 visits from various countries. One article appeared in foreign-language site from Brazil.
Do not be surprised at meeting odd article pirate. This particular website strips authorís bio, changed title slightly, take whole article in word for word and claim article as his original creation. Looking at this site closely, it is easy to spot various styles of different writers, yet this article pirate claimed authorship of all those articles.
This authorís personal take.
Prophetic NerdsWritten by Jesse S. Somer
I am an Internet creative writer and journalist and yet knowledge of technical side of computers still eludes me. As I work with tech-heads I've always had a feeling that they were a different breed of people, with their strange language of numbers and abbreviated terminology. I've also had egotistical belief that because they are always sitting at their computers, that somehow they were missing out on life, as opposed to people like me who try to spend as much time in fresh air as possible. Well, I had a wake up call today when I asked a few of my colleagues about changing world of communication, television, film, and advertising that has begun to evolve at an alarming rate since advent of Internet.
First of all, after a short discussion I realized these people are just like me, they do all things I do in their spare time. Secondly, I came to understand that a lot of these so-called 'nerds' are actually at forefront of this revolution of technology and ideas that are changing our world for better. Their well-kept secret is this: As they are people designing these technologies that harness power of human imagination, they are actually prophets who can see into future. I'm not saying that they are gurus who have mastered all aspects of life, on contrary, I still believe that most of contemporary society still needs to focus much more time and attention on internal growth and understanding of our emotions and thought processes. However, as tech-head jobs are usually based around ideas about how to make world function better, they are miles ahead when it comes to knowing about which systems are going to implemented in future.
Take communication for example. When telephone was first invented by Alexander Graham Bell a lot of people questioned worth of being able to speak to someone that they couldn't see face-to-face. Of course after benefits were discovered, whole paradigm of communication drastically changed. Everyone now felt that it was 'necessary' to have a telephone. Many, many years later came satellites and with them ability to talk to people on other side of world. Recently we've had huge cables constructed of optical fiber laid along ocean floor, and with them came light-speed telephone and Internet connections. Well, future of communication is now on verge of a new revolution in paradigm as voice-over-Internet communication comes into existence and evolves.
A good example of this technology in its early stages can be found at http://www.skype.com/. Skype is a company whose service of computer-to-computer and even computer-to-phone communication has already had around 115 million downloads off Internet. The reason that it is so popular now is that compared to a normal landline phone call, it is super cheap! A few of my friends and colleagues use it regularly so I'll tell you how it works. In case of computer-to-computer voice communication, each person needs either a headset with built-in microphone and headphones, or a combination of microphone and computer speakers/headphones. At this stage you both also need a Broadband Internet connection, but let me tell you, until big telephone and Internet corporations put a block on current system (some US companies already have), you can now talk to people on other side of world for relatively free! The only cost seen is where amount of time you speak is subtracted from your allowable download limit. Talking to someone for an hour on other side of globe hardly takes any download usage and as Internet is medium, 'phone call' is actually better quality than a landline but with equal speed so there's no time delay of speaker to listener like in days of satellites.