Directories are online lists of businesses or people. Think of the old yellow pages. That’s where people went to find a business. Now it is all online. You can even find multiple yellow pages companies who have online directories. Most directories have a free basic service with an upgrade if a business wants more services.
Directories offer influential and high quality backlinks to new and existing local business. Basically, a backlink is a link in one website (in this case a directory) that links to your website. In a directory, this is accomplished by entering your website domain with the information about you and your company.
If you want to be a business success online and see your websites and blogs at the top of page 1 in the search engines, attract hungry customers and earn your online fortune, then you have come to the right place.
Did you know that there were more than 2 billion Internet users by the end of 2014? Many of these people could be actively looking for the products and services you offer. The potential is HUGE, but what about the competition?
You can type any word or phrase in the search box and Google’s will throw up millions of links in a matter of seconds. Will your target audience go through all of them?
In fact, less than 20% of searchers bother going to even the second page of the search results. The only way your online business or website is going to get noticed is if you are on the FIRST page.
The only thing that can help you achieve this is search engine optimization, or SEO.
Welcome to SEO Tips For Wordpress !
Did you know you can set up a simple website for less than $100. But how do you get people to know that your business exists?
Of course, your current customers can be informed about your site. But would’t you like to grow your customer base?
What if there was a way to make your blogs and websites stand out and not go unnoticed?
What if this way was the most cost effective marketing strategy?
STOP firing in the dark. It’s time you adopted a focused and powerful strategy for your website.
Creating and publishing a website is no longer a mysterious, cryptic task that is reserved only for computer geeks. Nowadays, virtually everyone and their dog has their own website. Anyone wanting a piece of the virtual pie can easily sign up for a free Blogger blog in about five minutes. In addition, there are lots of WYSIWYG editors available that make creating a beautiful, interactive website a very simple drag & drop process.
So that’s the easy part. The difficulty lies in getting your website seen! With the internet’s estimated 20 billion webpages, how on earth can you attempt to rise above obscurity and become well-known and famous in your niche?
The answer lies in search engine optimization. SEO can be defined as the process of driving traffic to your website organically (unpaid) from the search engines.
Keywords and keyword phrases are just words or a word phrase. Often the term “keyword” includes phrases. Keyword phrases are also called keyphrases, long tail keywords or long tail keyword phrases. I prefer to use the term Keyword to mean both single and multiple words.
Bottom line, keywords are words and phrases that the search engine analyzes for their indexes and what people type into the search engine to find the information they want. Examples of keywords are: gardening, organic gardening, herb garden, gardening tips, gardening supplies.
In this usage, what is important is how often the word or phrase was searched in search engines, such as Google. In other words, how often did people type into Google that word or word phrase to find the information they are looking for.
So if I am writing about antique furniture, if I use ‘old’ as a keyword, it wouldn’t work so well as I would get people searching for old hats, old dogs, etc. Yet I could use a keyword phrase of ‘old furniture’ if it ranks well in the search engine listings.
Keywords, in this usage, has little to do with the older copywriting concept of a key word or phrase in the article. Think of it as that humans do not read keywords initially. It’s all about how people will search the internet and find the article, so the computer reads it first.
What is a blog?
A typical blog serves as an online journal or diary where an individual lets the world know how they think and feel about certain things. If you are a member of facebook.com, myspace.com, or any other social networking site, there’s a good chance you have been writing in a blog and didn’t even know it.
What is blog marketing?
Blog marketing is the use of a blog or blogs to produce traffic for the purpose of monetizing that traffic. Using a blog to market a product or merely as a means of producing online income is cheaper than using a website, a lot cheaper. This is mainly because of the availability of free blog services that are in many ways just as good as having a website you spent a boatload of money on. Because blog marketing has few barriers to entry, it is an excellent way for a beginner to get their feet wet in the Internet Marketing business.
Thanks to both the human and Search Engine demand for quality content, it’s entirely possible to make serious money from creating, promoting, and maintaining blogs. As I hope to show you in this book, turning a blog into a cash machine is relatively inexpensive and can be done by anyone who understands the basics of marketing and the Internet.