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Click Here for more articlesInternet Marketing Strategy:44 Link Popularity Secrets by: Robert A. Kearse ********************
Enjoy These BENEFITS:
-Quality targeted traffic from backlink & reciprocal link partners
-Sustained long-term free search engine traffic
-Recognition as an authority in your specific field
There are enormous benefits to be had if you master and use these link popularity secrets. These 44 linking strategies and tactics are organized into three sections:
Link Popularity Resources, Tools, & Techniques
Backlinks (Incoming Links)
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You will need a comprehensive script to manage the many tasks of a complete link popularity strategy.
Download and install Duncan Carver's Link Management Assistant (LMA):
The best link popularity software.
Other leading link building products are:
https://www.tradebit.com Reciprocal Manager
https://www.tradebit.com ...but all have significant price tags attached.
LMA is the Rolls Royce of link popularity software.
In a class by itself!
Oh yes, did I mention that it is free!
This link building software is the best option for building a niche directory for a mini site or niche site.
Even if you currently use other link popularity software, you should add LMA to your Internet marketing arsenal.
Download now or bookmark this page:
https://www.tradebit.com For an example of a link directory established with LMA see the "Work At Home Website Directory" that I have started to develop on this website:
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Read this important article:
Keyword Phrases In Linking text:
https://www.tradebit.com Linking text, sometimes called anchor text is the clickable text that takes people to another page or resource.
Mastering the skill of using keyword phrases in your linking text is one of the critical secrets to understand in developing an effective link building strategy.
Take special notice of the importance of using this technique in your INTERNAL links within your website!
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You should be aware of the penalties search engines can inflict.
Vary keywords in linking text:
In your linking strategy you should offer multiple anchor text options for other webmasters to choose in linking to your website.
Change these options AT LEAST ONCE PER MONTH.
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Subscribe to these link popularity newsletters:
Linking Matters Newsletter
The dynamics of what's effective on the Internet can change at a frightening pace. Subscribe to these ezines and keep current.
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Bookmark this website:
Free articles on strategic link building, linking strategies and tactics, and link popularity.
Eric Ward is one of the most knowledgeable individuals in terms of link popularity on the entire Internet.
Visit this site on a REGULAR BASIS.
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Use keywords in your domain name.
The links that you are sowing all over the Internet will show up more often in search engine results, if you are using important keywords in your domain name.
Use the knowledge you gained from SECRET #2 concerning "keyword phrases in linking text".
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Download this ebook which contains a collection of link building tactics:
An array of link popularity strategies that you won't find anywhere else.
The strategies are not numbered so make a page notation for link building tactics that fit your situation.
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Download and install the Alexa Toolbar.
Important toolbar to improve your link popularity.
Use of the toolbar positively affects your Alexa ranking. Since some webmasters take into account your website's Alexa ranking the better your ranking the higher your success rate in getting reciprocal links.
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Install a robots.txt file in root directory of your website (server).
Google's robots (and other SE robots) need to track your links (both internal and external). Give them help and proper guidance with the robot.txt file.
For a valuable tutorial on this technique visit:
For other helpful https://www.tradebit.comxt info visit:
Search engine spiders particularly need help indexing pages that are MORE THAN TWO LEVELS removed from the home page.
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Use this Text-to-Hyperlink Conversion Tool
If you have an HTML ezine or publish articles online, you should MAKE SURE ALL OF THE URLS IN THE ARTICLE ARE HYPERLINKED. Hyperlinking only the url in the resource box is not enough.
If your articles are online, and you have referenced your own website in the article, check to make sure the links are live.
You will find some article banks where the urls within articles are not hyperlinked. Whenever you encounter this state, alert the editor to the above easy-to-use tool.
Also, express your strong preference for articles with live links.
By the way, you can edit your own articles with some article banks to include live hyperlinks. Where appropriate use the above tool to make your article links live and improve your link popularity.
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Download this powerful free ebook on time management.
This is a talking ebook, plus a written transcript of the audio.
You will learn the powerful concept of the TIME QUADRANT, plus 12 critical time management rules.
No one can take advantage of all 44 link popularity secrets in a couple of days or weeks. There are a tremendous amount of productive steps you can take overall.
Therefore, you should SET GOALS of completing a certain step or number of steps by a SPECIFIC DATE.
Once you have put all of these link popularity secrets in place, your website will become a powerful force on the Internet!
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Write and publish articles online.
Informed opinion has it that BACKLINKS, that is, one-way, incoming links are MORE VALUABLE than reciprocal links.
If the backlink is from a high PR, high traffic site, it should prove to be extremely valuable both in terms of traffic and link popularity.
The absolute best way to get backlinks from high quality sites is to write and publish articles online.
Therefore, I have included extensive data for you to utilize.
There are five main distribution channels for your articles that you should concentrate on:
(1)Article Banks or Directories
(3)Ezines that have an online archive
(5)Individual websites that publish articles
Article Banks or Directories
Here are a number of different sources:
Ezines That Have An Online Archive
You should make it a top priority to start and build a file that lists ezines with an online archive.
SUBMIT TO THESE EZINES FIRST.
Use your judgement. How up to date is the archive? How many subscribers?? What's the Alexa rating?
By the way, if you ADVERTISE in ezines that have an online archive, any links in the ad that reference your own websites will add to your link popularity.
You will be using mainly ezine directories:
Some editors print their ezine online but do not have an online archive.
Important list of ezine directories.
Comprehensive list of ezine directories.
Copy and paste this list of urls in your email program and send it to yourself so you will have a hyperlinked list.
Here is a PAID alternative.
This list is selective so it should contain quality ezines with no out-of-date listings:
Individual Websites That Publish Articles
If you go to https://www.tradebit.com, type in:
"target keyword phrase + articles"
You will find websites where you can post articles for that keyword. As an example:
"link popularity + articles" yields this:
Submit Articles To Web Rings
Here is an individual website that has integrated the online publishing of articles with submission to web rings:
Fee Based Article Distribution
Here are two paid article distribution services that I have used with good results:
The service above was the first I used for the article below:
"Internet Marketing Strategy:The Advertising Co-op"
If you copy and paste the article title above, including quotes, at https://www.tradebit.com, you will see the extent of this article's distribution.
Most of these links are BACKLINKS!
I manually submitted this article to about 10-15 websites, but it was very time consuming. After using Phantom Writers the distribution grew to about 250.
After six months I used isnare for further paid distribution.
This service has a very moderate cost.
Blog Posts Re: Articles
Look for June 20th post at:
Click on "Oh no... here come the critics:
Then read comment #12.
Then read comment #19:
Critical Secret Re Article Titles
Article Marketing & Copywriting Secret: How To Make Your Article TITLE Sell
After reading this article you should realize that you can get two gigantic benefits from your online articles:
improved link popularity
free website traffic from search engines when your article shows up
If Your Writing Skills Are Poor Or Insufficient
Writing and publishing articles online has such a tremendous benefit, but what if you can't write well, or worse, don't feel you have enough knowledge??
Pick a hot topic and get a ghost writer!
A ghost written article means the article is published with your name as the author.
The benefits you receive will more than make up for the cost when your ghost written article becomes widely distributed.
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Submit your website to these directory sites:
The single most important directory listing you can have. There may be long delays in getting your site listed. Be prepared to follow up. A free listing but very powerful.
WARNING: Paying the fee does not guarantee inclusion in the directory.
You can avoid the listing fee by becoming an editor.
An important widely used business directory. To submit your site click "Advertise With Us" at bottom of page.
A comprehensive resource that is very valuable if fully utilized. Ranks directories by how "powerful" they are.
Great structure. Offers separate FREE and PAID directory listings.
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Here are some meta directories that list directory sites where you can submit your Web site:
https://www.tradebit.com is a large directory which lists more than 2,500 search engines and directories.
This directory lists more than 900 specialized search engines and directories.
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List your link or niche website directory with these directories:
Valuable resource! An annotated directory.
See multiple post re lists of directories by Megri
Be sure to give your directory a name that includes important keywords.
Having a niche directory with a narrow focus can add tremendous value to your website since it can save an interested party a huge amount of time in locating valuable resources.
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If you have your own website or niche directory, PROMOTE IT!
Submit it to the directories of directories referenced above.
Advertise your link or niche directory using free advertising resources such as:
The focus is not on promoting your overall website but on advertising your link or niche directory specifically.
Your intent is to promote and secure backlinks.
You hope that other websites, once they discover it, will want to link to a valuable resource, YOUR DIRECTORY.
So make your directory exceptional and link within it to high quality websites.
Your Promotion should be RELENTLESS.
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Submit your blog and RSS feeds to directories:
For details on setting up your syndicated feed, read this article by William Bontrager:
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If you have the appropriate files, submit your site to directories for .pdf files, multimedia files and image files.
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List your ezine in these ezine directories. Make sure you have a SEPARATE sign-up page for your newsletter or ezine.
Such listings will give you a permanent backlink to your website.
This site has a comprehensive list of ezine directories:
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Post to forums, blogs, and newsgroups.
When your website has appropriate useful information, your responsive answers to forum members' requests can include a direct link to the appropriate page of your website.
Your post must be DIRECTLY RESPONSIVE to the topic, not just an attempt to gain a backlink.
In addition, many forums allow a signature file, where you can include a backlink to your website. Use the knowledge from SECRET #2 in your signature file.
Here is a link to a site with solid information on forums complete with a list of active and prominent forums to investigate.
Valuable resource for Internet Marketing forums.
An extremely valuable FREE ebook on posting at forums can be obtained at:
Link popularity and posting at forums
All of the powerful knowledge and wisdom in this ebook can be applied to posting at blogs and newsgroups.
Google indexes the content of newsgroups.
An easy way to post messages in newsgroups is to create a Google account and to post via their Web interface:
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Get free publicity, free traffic, and valuable backlinks through using free press release distribution services.
If you want a serious infusion of valuable publicity and public relations knowledge, an excellent place to start would be subscribing to George McKenzie's FREE Publicity Pro Newsletter.
Learn from a pro and master this knowledge, and your mastery should pay huge dividends, in terms of valuable backlinks, increased traffic and increased profitability.
Key Paid Service
URLwire is one of the best fee based services available. URLwire is a web site announcement network started in 1994.
URLwire reaches the KEY ONLINE CONTACTS who specifically write about, review, and link to new web content.
An investment of your resources that rates to pay very big dividends.
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Post a helpful "comment" to Google Answers.
Use your IMAGINATION!
You want questions that are relevant to valuable information and answers supplied by your website.
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Set up an affiliate program. Here is a source of affiliate scripts:
Make certain that the script you choose is reliable.
Under no circumstances should you start to use a script without asking on at least a couple of forums whether anyone has had experience with your script of choice.
You can also use affiliate management software such as easyClickMate. See the link below for a free ebook that explains in detail this strategy.
A successful affiliate strategy should result in thousands of backlinks from theme related websites.
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Develop a simple strategy to induce members of https://www.tradebit.com to establish a public link to one or more of your website pages.
You want them to store your website page with the PUBLIC SAVE FUNCTION in their individual https://www.tradebit.com accounts!
This free system is one of the absolute best information resource tools you can use to store valuable information in a format that you design and use with ease.
Highly recommended. Act now!
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Link to https://www.tradebit.com
Have someone write a review of your website for https://www.tradebit.com, and you will be automatically included in the https://www.tradebit.com. data base.
The reviewer should first do a search with your complete url in the search box at the above link.
Then look for:
User Reviews for your https://www.tradebit.com
Be the first person to write a review of this site on https://www.tradebit.com!
The reviewer clicks the hyperlink and writes the review for https://www.tradebit.com
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List your ebook for sale with https://www.tradebit.com.
Click "Sell Your Stuff" from the top menu.
You will enjoy listings and links from other major retailers such as:
https://www.tradebit.com, https://www.tradebit.com, https://www.tradebit.com, & https://www.tradebit.com.
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Use testimonials as a linking strategy.
These are testimonials that you provide to webmasters of high traffic, high page rank websites.
Give genuine testimonials of appreciation for tools or resources of a particular website.
When you send the webmaster the testimonial, give permission to quote you using your FULL NAME and specific city, state, and country.
Politely, request that a hyperlink back to your website be included in the citation.
By the way, what Internet marketer has used this technique the most?
By a wide margin I'd say it's Joe Vitale!
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Write a review of a high traffic website.
Contact the webmaster and offer the free use of your review (in whole or in part) in return for a backlink.
Use keyword rich anchor text in your backlink.
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Develop niche website software where the user must leave intact a small notice that links to your website.
LMA uses this concept. Over time Duncan Carver, the originator of LMA, is likely to have hundreds of thousands of websites linking to his chosen website or sites through their use of LMA.
You must give this tactic some deep thought and try to come up with suitable software that would be installed on a user's website.
All you have to do is come up with the IDEA.
You can always go to an appropriate website and hire a programmer to develop the software for you such as:
The return on investment could be huge!
Be sure to have a Confidentiality Agreement prepared, that interested parties have to sign and return to you before you reveal your software idea.
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Develop software that can be downloaded free from your website, and have download websites list it and link to it.
Also, post to forums, blogs, and newsgroups to alert them to your free software and state anyone can link to it.
As an alternative you may have the software resource, exclusively to be used at your site (no download function).
By the way, do you think it would be a good idea to make the linking text keyword rich?? (lol)
Remember to vary the suggested anchor text as you post notices around the net. (SECRET #3)
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Complete with backlinks to your site or sites, of course.
Use your imagination. Radio, TV, print media, ezines, even an email interview.
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Join associations or trade groups within your industry. Make sure their online sites have good page rank and have backlinks to their members websites.
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B2B websites should have contract language that specifically requires a backlink in pages that have already been indexed by search engines. This contract language should apply to all:
suppliers or vendors
resellers or affiliates
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Host a Top Site
You will need a cgi program.
"Top Sites" are a ranking system. Websites that sign up with your "Top Site" are given a text link or button with their id, and they post this link to you on their site.
The more visitors the website sends to you, the higher it ranks. You know which sites send traffic due to the cgi script and the imbedded id.
A source for scripts:
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Host a web ring.
All the links on every Web ring banner point to your site and redirect to member sites.