Using Guestbooks to Explode Traffic

Written by Ryan Cote


Something as simple as signing guestbooks could berepparttar secret youíve been looking for to take your website traffic to a whole new level. But you canít just sign any guestbook. This article will let you in on a guestbook signing technique that Iíve used to bring hordes of TARGETED traffic to my website.

If youíre reading this article, then you most likely know that link popularity is extremely important to most search engines. If you want a good ranking, you have to have other websites linking to you, andrepparttar 119387 morerepparttar 119388 better. But itís just as important thatrepparttar 119389 websites linking to you are somewhat related in content. For example, for my website above, Iíd be interested in linking to websites that deal with internet marketing, money, finance, ebooks, etc.

The best way to increase link popularity is by contactingrepparttar 119390 webmaster of a particular website you are interested in exchanging links with. If everything goes well, they will be interested too, and you both link to each otherís websites. But this can also be extremely time consuming!

This is where signing other websiteís guestbooks comes in. Itís simple, convenient, quick, and in most cases,

Link Popularity - Your Key to a Page #1 Listing

Written by Michael Southon

Last week I was doing a search in Google under 'ezine advertising' and was amazed to find one of my own websites onrepparttar first page of results (position #4 out of 271,000).

So then I went to Yahoo and got another shock - there it was again at position #4 out of 274,000 results.

If you're wondering how I did it,repparttar 119386 answer is I'm not entirely sure.

But my guess is *link popularity*.

What is link popularity?

Some years agorepparttar 119387 major search engines realized thatrepparttar 119388 best way to decide if your website has valuable content (and is therefore worth a high ranking) is to see how many other websites link to your site.

Link popularity was pioneered by Google but has now become a key factor inrepparttar 119389 algorithms used by most ofrepparttar 119390 major search engines.

Would you like to know your current link popularity?

Here's a free tool that will check your link popularity in Alltheweb, AltaVista, AOL, Google, HotBot and MSN. This tool will also compare your link popularity with your competitors':

Now that you know your link popularity, you may be wondering how you can increase it.

Here are some commonly used strategies - some effective and some not:

==> FFA Sites

Free For All sites are websites that collect your email address (and send you a lot of junk email) and in return allow you to post a link on a website.

FFA sites are rather like a conveyor belt - new links are constantly being added and old links being pushed off. On Many FFA sites your link will last an hour or two atrepparttar 119391 most.

Even if your link stayed on an FFA site long enough to be indexed by a search engine, it is unlikely it would increase your link popularity. Search engines regard FFA sites as spam and they'll either ignore your link or penalize your site.

==> Link Exchange Programs

As with FFA sites, you need to ask yourselfrepparttar 119392 same questionrepparttar 119393 search engines ask.

Did someone link to your site because you have valuable content? Or did they link to your site as part of a mutual ploy to artificially raise each other's link popularity?

The search engines know how to tellrepparttar 119394 difference and some of them (Google for example) will actually ban your site for engaging in 'link farming'.

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