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Get over 100,000 Website Visitors Absolutely Free
You have seen those little award graphics on web sites. They are given to the web site by another web site or award association to reward the web site for a specific reason. They usually link right to the site that has given the award.
These award sites are drawing tons of free website traffic to their own web site. The reason is because all the web sites who get the awards are linking right back to them by posting the award on their web site.
What is stopping you from offering other awards to other web sites? You could design a graphic for the award. Here's a site that will create an award graphic exclusively for you: www.mesweet.net/youraward.html
The graphic could include something that will draw them to your web site. Have an online form at your web site so other people can enter to qualify for the award. You then judge all the entrees and pick a winner. You give them the award graphic with a link included. They post it on their web site and now they're linking your web site.
You could offer web site awards for many reasons. The web site might offer outstanding and original content. The design of the web site could be very professional. It could have a fast load time. It could include original web features that aren't found on most web sites. The site may be easy to navigate through.
Let's say you give out 20 web site awards a week. In a year that would be 1040 people linking to your web site. If you received 2 hits a week from each link, that would be 104 hits a year from each award you have given. That equals an extra 108,160 hits to your web site a year!
20 Dec 2006
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6 Factors of a Good Web Host
I remember when I got my first computer 15 years ago, I was so excited about it and I never stop since then about learning about IT related stuff. When the Internet came around I was even more excited that ever.
And, I remember many years back I hear on my radio a 30 year lady managed to do a website using Frontpage during that time. I told myself if she can do it so can I! as I eat, live and breath IT almost everyday! Until today itís still online and itís super ugly. You can look at it here =P You look at the my picture and layout you know how far I have gone since I started on web designing.
I used to do my own web hosting too and realized that there are many people who have no idea what are the good qualities of a good web host. Well here are 6 things you need to look out for when choosing your web host.
1. Bandwidth (the amount of times people can download your site)
Example you are given about 100MB of bandwidth and every time someone visit your site the person need to download 1MB of data. This means that only 100 people can see your website for the month. And hosting companies do charge extra if you want more then 100MB of bandwidth.
You would want to find a host that gives you about 50GB of Bandwidth for your hosting so that you can install videos in the future.
2. Disk Space (the amount of space given to store data)
Similar to a hard disk in your computer but this time itís in the server, they will normally allocate 200MB or 400MB for web hosting depending on the plan you have choosen.
If you seriously know the COST of one 80GB hard disk in Singapore is only about US$100. What is 200MB storage given to you? It actually cost that very little to get more hard disk to divide that 80GB into many 200MB ( 1GB = 1000MB for your info ) .
So, You would want to find hosting which at least gives you 1GB of data worth for a good host.
3. Price (self explanatory)
Some hosting charge US$10/mth for hosting, while others maybe US$50/mth. It all depends on the type of plan you are thinking of getting. But what if I tell you my hosting only COST me US$36/YEAR (noticed itís not month).
4. Reliability (self explanatory)
All web host will guarantee you that they will have an up time of 99%, the numbers are real but in reality a web host are not capable to stay up 24/4 every year. There will be at least 1 or 2 down times every 3 to 6 months and thatís normal because of the overloading of the server, they are required to restart once a while every month (even YouTube also does have downtimes just recently about 2 months).
Caution! If you get downtimes every week, I suggest you change to another web host which is more reliable.
5. Features (self explanatory)
This is an important point many people miss out. Features are script software that are installed together with your server as an additional bonus. Do Make sure that your web host comes with Fantastico (a list of free useful program scripts) and your emails and sub domains and domains and database are put as unlimited!
6. Location (physical location of the server)
Depending on your target customer, the server location also plays an important role when choosing a server. Example you would want a US based server to if you are targeting US based customers and like wise for your own countries.
Why? Because the nearer your target audience are to your server, the faster the download speed will be to view your website! Make sense?
So I did my research and I found TdotHost.com . It comes with 2500 MB Disk Space, 50 GB bandwidth, with Unlimited domains allowed AND it only COST US$36 PER YEAR! not month! Isnt it a great deal or what! you can click here for more details!
22 Dec 2006
Make Money With Top Search Engine Rankings
Its no secret that Google gets most of the traffic on the internet, followed closely by Yahoo and MSN back in third place.So if we're going to beat the next guy at getting some free search engine traffic what is required and where would you start?
Well first of all you have to realise that you aren't likely to rank at the top of most keywords overnight, infact it can take months of hard work to rank for high traffic keywords so the key here is to start with keywords you can target that don't have a lot of competition.This makes your job 50% easier before you even load a page to the internet.
Next lets look at the specific engines, google takes the longest to rank for out of the top 3 so I like to look closely at MSN search because my experience tells me that even though they dont get anywhere the same amount of traffic I can rank higher and faster here.So my first port of call is to do keyword research specifically with MSN in mind.I use a few tools here but by far the easiest way to do this is to use the free keyword reseach tool at digitalpoint.com .Here you can check keyword patterns and traffic patterns for your desired keywords to see how many searches are performed in the major engines, and also to find spin off keywords you probably would'nt have considered before.You can also check both Overture and Wordtrackers results against each other here to get a feel for how the traffic patterns are going to be for a top rank with your selected keyword.
A rule of thumb I use for MSN is that the traffic for any keyword I search in digital points tool is divided by approx 3-4 to give me an idea of the traffic in MSN.So if my desired keyword had 1000 searches per day according to both Wordtracker and Overture then I can confidently say a number 1 rank in MSN should provide about 300 searches.This doesnt mesn you will get 300 hits , in fact you may only get about half the searchers hit your site through MSN or any search engines for that matter even if you rank # 1.
So now I can confidently say a top rank for that keyword will provide approx 150 hits or visitors per day.So now we have chosen a keyword that looks good whats next?
Check out the competition on MSN.Theres no point choosing words that you realistically will never rank for .The competition pays big money to be at the top so unless you have the same budget stay away from that game.Those so called gurus of the internet will squash you .My reccommendation is to rank for terms that have less traffic and thats easier to get to #1, especially in MSN.
So what am I looking for when it it comes to my competition ? well we all know that relevant , theme related inbound, 1 way links from authority sites are the easiest way to rank # 1 or top 10.
In fact it doesnt take too many high quality inbound links to rank for thousands upon thousands of terms.So here is where the fun begins, After you have uploaded your site and optimised the page with all the relevant html tags etc then gathering links to your page is the single most important task you can undertake to rank.I am not an authority on link gathering but here are a few suggestions.
Write high quality articles about your chosen subject or pay someone to write articles , then submit them to the free article directories, here your article will be picked up by other webmasters and placed on their site with your link on them, This can create many many 1 way links very quickly for your page.
Approach other webmasters in your chosen topic and request link exchange(I personally dont do this as its boring and outdated and honestly is very time consuming)
Use social bookmark sites like del.ici.us to get your content out there and also to get you links from your tags.The search engines love social bookmark sites, I use about 25 of them and they always provide high quality 1 way links, and often with very high PR.
Write a blog about your site and link to it then feed that blog using rss or other syndication methods.this can also provide 1 way links and better results in the search engines.
Buy links. Yes buy them , a few high quality , related links with good Google Page Rank will help massively.
These few ideas I use every day and many more to get traffic and beat the next guy in the engines, especially MSN.
So there you have it a few small ideas to get you moving so go forth and "make money".
So the only thing left to do after you have achieved a top rank for a number of keyword terms is to make money from them and here are my top two ideas for making money that I use everyday.
1) Google adsense, Sign up free and place the ad code on your page and you will earn a share of each and every click visitors make from those ad blocks.
There are dozens of other places you can earn on a "pay per click " basis but Google stands out head and shoulders above the rest in my opinion.
2) Affiliate marketing, If your site or page is about losing weight, then sign up free as an affiliate to any one of hundreds of sites that sell these type of products .Then place a link on your page which has your personal code embedded into it and if a visitor clicks on your link and decides to buy then you will recieve a share of that sale.Sometimes as high 70% of that sale.
So there you have it, now go out there and make some money online, because if you dont I will do it for you.
03 Jan 2007
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