ARE YOU LISTED AT THE TOP OF SEARCH ENGINES? by Roy J.
This article is taken from :goarticles.com
Whether you are new to Internet Marketing or you are a seasoned pro you
most likely know that getting listed at or near the top of the major search
engines can be crucial to your e-commerce efforts. After all with millions of
online businesses attempting to do the very same thing that creates a
multitude of competition. Therefore if your efforts fail to get your website
listed in the top twenty, then get there indirectly.
Now you ask: "How do I do this?" The first thing that you can do
is search for the top twenty sites that use the same keywords that a web
surfer would use to find your site. Visit each site, then look for their
contact information and then contact them and ask if they have an advertising
program that you can buy into. This will more than likely be the most
expensive path to follow. You could also look to see if they have Google ads
on their site, if they do then through Google you could request to have your
ads on that site. Again this could be expensive on the pay-per-click system.
Now if your advertising budget is small or totally tapped out you may want to
try the strategies listed below. Keep in mind that these strategies may not
all apply to every website.
Upon arriving on their website look for their guestbook. If they have one
get into it and sign it and be sure to say something nice about their site.
Make it more than just, "hey nice site," be creative. Some
guestbook's will have a separate place for you to insert your URL. If they do
not have a separate place for your URL, then be sure that you use a signature
line with your link in it.
Check the amount of traffic that the site gets and ask the owner if they
would be interested in trading advertising. For those sites that get more
traffic than your site offer to give the owner extra incentives.
Ask if the owner would be interested in a joint venture with you where you
both cross promote your products. Package some of their products with yours
and place a link in each promotion back to both sites, and both of you promote
the package deal.
Another path to follow would be to try their product or service then submit
a testimonial with a link to your site. This way if they like your testimonial
and they use it in their ad copy your link will be seen by everyone that sees
Expand your testimonial into a full blown article and place it on your
site. Be sure to contact the site owner and let them know that you have
written an excellent review of their website, product, or service. This way
they will definitely visit your website to see what you have written and they
would see the value in placing a link on their website back to your review for
their prospects to read, hoping they could convert them to customers, and you
may as well.
Writing articles that you submit to other websites for content on their
websites is another way of getting your link contained in your resource box
seen by many for free as well. Remember these are websites already at the top
of the search engines so they may not always publish your work but when they
do you go straight to the top also.
See if the website has a free for all or free classified section or both
and if they do be sure to take advantage of it. Make your headline catchy and
attractive. Come back often to repost your ad so it stays at the top in order
to be read by all their visitors.
Get the website owners permission to give a free e-book to his customers,
which you will have branded with your ad, or at least a link back to your
website or both.
If these websites have a discussion board or forum be sure that you join
it. Visit it often and engage in the discussions and offer solutions to any
questions asked and start threads of your own, get actively involved. Always
have your link in your signature line to provide links back to your website.
In conclusion, by using just a few of these free methods of getting your
links and or information onto very popular websites you will indirectly get
your own website to the top of the same search engines. This will result in
far more traffic to your website and possibly a higher rate of sales
conversions. Remember the more consistent that you become in your online
efforts the higher the results you will attain.
Copyright © 2006 Roy J. Keller (All Rights Reserved)
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About the Author
Full time Internet Marketer for the past two years following more than
thirty-three years in retail mangement in the off-line market.