What's the Big Hurry?

Written by Rick Hendershot

by Rick Hendershot, Marketing Bites

Quite often I get asked whatrepparttar magic solution is for getting better Google ranking. Sometimesrepparttar 143202 questions sound fairly naive, something like this:

"I have recently established a site called wazooski.com and would like to rank much higher in Google, Yahoo and MSN. Can you tell me how to do this without spending a lot of money? Can I get intorepparttar 143203 top 10 within 1 or 2 months?"

This is one of those "rookie" questions. Experienced marketers know that predicting search engine rankings is always a hit or miss affair. SEO practitioners who "guarantee" high search engine rankings are making misleading claims, intended only to sell their services.

Imagine how many sites within any competitive area are going after those "top 10" rankings. Many of your competitors have been around for a few years, so they have an established site with lots of valuable content, steady traffic, and thousands of sites linking into them. How can you expect just to throw up a site and within a month or two walk away with a "top 10" position?

This is only possible within a narrowly defined, highly specialized niche. Say for instance you are going to hold a Wazooski family reunion next year, and want to userepparttar 143204 internet to promote it. Chances are a few well placed announcements scattered around 20 or 30 article sites, directories and blogs will generate enough search engine activity to get you good positioning inrepparttar 143205 search engines. Within a month or two you should getrepparttar 143206 number one spot for "Wazooski family reunion", withinrepparttar 143207 top 10 for "Wazooski", and possibly even an honourable mention further downrepparttar 143208 list for "family reunion". Using a blog or two will often speed this process up considerably.

Utilizing Award Sites

Written by Claude Beavers

Why Award Sites?

Award sites are, in essence, directories that hand review sites, placingrepparttar ones withrepparttar 142186 most or best content and services atrepparttar 142187 top ofrepparttar 142188 list. These sites are an excellent source of high quality, targeted traffic, and should be utilized by any site looking to promote themselves online. High rankings on these sites are not based onrepparttar 142189 amount of links you have orrepparttar 142190 volume of traffic your site maintains per month, but rather on who hasrepparttar 142191 best site in their opinion. This makes it one ofrepparttar 142192 best places to start off your promotion campaign for your website.

To get high listings in these sites, you will generally want to have a lot of high quality, topic related content, as well as a layout that is easy to navigate and pleasing torepparttar 142193 eye. With a high ranking on these sites, you will generate quite a bit of targeted traffic to your site, as well as get a nice link out ofrepparttar 142194 deal. These sites are generally very popular, as well, helping out your rankings inrepparttar 142195 search engines while bolstering your traffic.

Some awards sites require a link back to their page in exchange for a ranking on their site. You can opt to not exchange links with these sites and move on torepparttar 142196 "catch-free" sites, but in all fairness, a simple reciprocal link is well worthrepparttar 142197 traffic and reputation boost you will receive with a high listing. Many web browsers will stumble onto these sites in search ofrepparttar 142198 "best" site for whatever subject they are interested in, and may find your siterepparttar 142199 most appealing to them. The only way for them to find you early on, however is through links from other high traffic sites.

Finding a Related Award Site

Finding an award site is not difficult at all, depending on your topic. Try your favorite search engine withrepparttar 142200 phrase "top 10 sites." More than likely you will receive a myriad of results. Skip overrepparttar 142201 sites that are not award related, and focus onrepparttar 142202 award sites for now. Make a list ofrepparttar 142203 most appealing award sites / top 10 sites to you, as these will most likely berepparttar 142204 ones that are most appealing to other web browsers. Later you will be trying to get inrepparttar 142205 top listings for as many as you can, so don't skip over any just yet. Before you get started submitting, make surerepparttar 142206 content on your site has been read through and looks good. Typos throughout your articles and pages can be a major detriment to your rankings onrepparttar 142207 award sites out there. You might also want to include a few extra pages with simple articles to be sure that you have plenty of unique content. This will help enormously with your rankings, both on awards sites and onrepparttar 142208 major search engines, so take your time and do them right.

Submitting to Award Sites

Once you are sure of your content and services / products outline, go ahead and begin submitting to your list of award sites. Many of these, as stated above, will require a link to their site before linking to you, so have your links up and ready before you begin. It will save you time inrepparttar 142209 end, and will reducerepparttar 142210 chances of accidentally not adding a link and getting denied byrepparttar 142211 site you submitted to.

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