Plain Wording and SEO

In my last post I talked about the importance of targeting your niche market by using more specific keywords. By using specific terms instead of just generic ones you are able to get more traffic from search users that these terms bring. In Mark Jackson’s article on “Optimizing Pages for New and Improved Search Engine […]

Targeting your Niche Market: Importance of Specialized Keywords

Targeting specific keywords in order to get more traffic from search engines is what SEO is mostly about. The question is and has always been which keywords to concentrate on. In the past, and even now, SEO experts focus on more generic keywords like travel, watches, pet care, etc. While these keywords are important, since […]

Single Big Blog vs. Numerous Niche Blogs? Or Both?

Over at Performancing, Ahmed Bilal posts about the argument between running one big blog about a wide array of topics, or numerous blogs that focus on specific niches. He presents the pros and cons to both. A single big site benefits from economies of scale, is cost-effective, allows for a focused use of resources, requires […]

A Quick Look at Some Successful Link Baits

Informative Hook Jennifer Laycock’s “Zero Cash, A Little Talent and 30 Days” Project Ok so it started with a forum post at SmallBusinessBrief and not a blog post. However the project gave rise to The Lactivist, which was proof that the project did work. The project became popular for several reasons: 1. The title is […]

Successful Link Baiting

Ok so we all know that you need a hook to be able to be successful at link baiting. However, I think it is still important that I expand a little on each hook, which I mentioned very briefly in my previous post. Informational hooks – Also usually referred to as resource hooks this will […]

The Fall of Article Directories

One way you can promote your blog is by submitting articles to article directories. However, this method might not do much good for your blog or website. A few years back submitting an article to ezinearticles or some other big article directory did wonders for ones page rank. However, anyone who’s been using this technique […]