The Sandbox Expiration Date

Posted by Slyvia Black | 3:45 PM | 0 comments »

Just today, I got out of the Sandbox of a major project I am doing. Because of this, I can confidentially say that there is indeed an expiration to it. It took 6 months. Do not give up, and persevere through the torture of SEO. It may sound easier said than done, and believe me it is. However, everything pays off in the end, so long as you find a good Market that is profitable.

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Using A Lot Of Keywords

Posted by Slyvia Black | 6:41 PM | 0 comments »

Using a lot of keywords in SEO is a must as it adds value to the "natural score" of your online marketing campaign. Your site becomes more believable in the eyes of the Google bots and thus decreases the chance of being marked as spam.

Not only that, but by using keyword diversity you can build your portfolio and increase your chances of getting more traffic. That way when you are finally out of the dreadful Sandbox you can potentially make one sale every day. That way you can save up for product creation, thus increasing your daily sales multiplied by five.

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Web 2.0 Blogging

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If you really want to make a strong online presence in your marketplace while simultaneously ranking high in the search engines then web 2.0 would be the way to go. Not only that, because of the high Page Rank of these particular micro site platforms your Trust Rank will increase as well.

Here are some great citations for those looking for more detailed information regarding this topic:

Selling On Flippa

Posted by Slyvia Black | 1:46 AM | 0 comments »

If you are interested in Flippa and being able to sell websites online with them then you are in luck. With the right discipline and guidance you can be a professional website flipper. All you need to do is create a blog, design it if you can afford it, and SEO it for a year. Then sell it for ten times its worth.

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Email List Is The Way To Go

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The best way to make money off of your returning visitors is through email. It is also the most lucrative way to make money online. Advertise on relevant sites. Irrelevant areas of the web will not convert, especially with an information product.

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SEO Keywords Analysis

Posted by Slyvia Black | 4:21 PM | 0 comments »

Lets face it, we see a lot of keywords. A lot of SEOs say to find ones with a low amount of competing pages, but these types of keywords do not convert. Ones with more pages take longer, but are more guaranteed to work. That is why you should target them so long as their competition is both active and accessible.

Remember, the more competition, the more money you will make if you rank in the top three. Do your research and learn everything you can about your competitor's pages to increase your chances of outranking them.

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The Google Sandbox - Brief Description

Posted by Slyvia Black | 10:27 AM | 0 comments »

The Google Sandbox exists so new pages cannot spamdex the Google search results. This is useful for both users and competitors who like to implement white hat SEO. This measure is not as bad as it sounds though. It is a great way to weed out your most malicious competitors, as well as the tough ones as well.

Using that information perhaps you would be willing to consider white hat SEO? If so, then sites like You Tube are a great way to go about this. By using the commenting system carefully without spamming and uploading your own videos you can get some free traffic to your site or blog.

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After choosing a keyword with relatively low competition and a decent amount of traffic, it is finally time to start your very own blog. However, before you start it, you may want to consider purchasing a domain name first. Don't get me wrong, using a simple blogger blog such as this one is fine and all, but gives you limited capabilities. It is much better to own a domain in the long run as you do not have to worry about the owner closing it down without your permission.

A good way to choose a domain name is by using the free tool Domainsbot. I highly recommend choosing a domain that matches your keyword choice. For example, if your keyword is "vegetable gardening," then use as your domain choice. Using your keyword in the domain will increase your chances of a higher ranking in the search engines but even more give you initial results much faster.

After choosing your domain, it is time to get yourself some hosting. Again, this step is completely optional if you are just using Blogger's host. If you are not planning to though I highly recommend Hostgator as a good hosting company. Use the video below provided by the Thirty Day Challenge as a guide through the sign up process.

After following the steps in the above video, you should have your own domain and hosting account created. The next step, however, is to point your Hostgator servers to your domain registration account. Both the username and password for your domain registration account should have been sent to the email that you provided to Hostgator during the signup process.

To point your servers over to your registration account, just log into your hostgator cpanel account and scroll down to the bottom of the page where it shows your server information.

Now simply just copy and paste the name servers into your domain registration account.

There you have it, you finally have your very own domain and hosting account. It usually takes 24 to 48 hours for the domain to propagate, so I will give you the next step in the process in a couple of days. On my next update I will cover the blog creation process using Wordpress Direct and show you how to write your first blog post using my secret on page optimization techniques.

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After selecting the keyword you want to go with using either Keyword Elite or the Market Samurai keyword research tool, the next step in the process is to check its competition. This is one of the most overlooked steps in the process. It is very important that you find a keyword that is labeled as a micro niche, or a very low competition keyword. Here is a great video describing what one is here:

Now that you know what a Micro Nice is, you will need to know what a low competition keyword looks like as well. Check out this video below by Anthony of Market Samurai who teaches this step very well:

By watching the above video, you should be able to tell that micro niches that are mostly "green" in the matrix and will provide you with a more accessible level of competition. Saying that, your job for today is to see if the keyword you selected meets this criteria and if it is one that you are willing to go along with.

If the keyword you selected does not meet this criteria, then keep looking. On my next post, I will write about blog creation with your selected keyword and what you need to do with your on page factors in order to increase your chances of a high ranking.

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In case you are not familiar with the term search engine optimization, or SEO, then let me explain it to you. SEO is used by internet marketers in order to increase the overall ranking of their websites for certain keywords in famous search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. By getting these top spots you the marketer can get a lot of traffic to your web page and thus make a profit from it. Let me show you a visual image of a search results page of the most famous search engine, Google, below:

As you can see in the above image, there are a number of links on both the left and right sides of the page. The right side only contain ads that are already paid by publishers on the Google Adwords program. However, the left side is where we need to concentrate on this topic.

The goal of any search engine optimizer is to increase your ranking for the keywords you want in order to get traffic and in time make money. However, many beginners wonder where do you need to start, or for that matter what keywords to choose to almost guarantee yourself some traffic.

The answer to that question is simple. In order to find the right keywords you will need to find yourself a keyword research tool. I highly recommend Keyword Elite as a high quality keyword research tool for this job.

If you are short on cash (as I know most of us are), there is also a free one called Market Samurai.

Go ahead and check it out now. They offer a wide range of videos for beginners and also a twelve day trial of all the other features contained inside the software. Here is one of them explaining how to use the keyword research module of the software:

In a couple of days, I will proceed to the next step of SEO and tell you how to find low competition keywords using this tool.

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