Everybody wants more traffic. And free traffic, especially.
We've previously covered why you should forget about traffic when you start out. Instead, focus on getting paying customers, right away. If you follow the advice on this site, you'll soon find yourself with a solid business and a small number of customers or clients... but what then?
At some point, traffic generation becomes the logical next step to focus on. That's what this post and our next series of podcast episodes is about.
To start things off, here's a comprehensive list of methods and strategies you can use to get traffic. Specifically, these are bootstrap-friendly "free" traffic generation methods.
Building backlinks is a chore. A very necessary chore, if you like to get some Google traffic. SEOLinkRobot joins the ranks of software tools that aim to make backlink building a lot easier and quicker and in this review, we’ll take a close look at how it aims to do so.
Is SEOLR a serious competitor and will it help you get your sites ranked more easily than ever before? Or is it just “yet another” mediocre link-building tool?
Read on to find out.
Sick Marketing’s Sick Submitter is “yet another” automated link-building software and it, just as many tools like it, build backlinks to your sites by doing various content submissions and creating forum profiles. However, as you’ll soon see, while Sick Submitter is similar in principle, to many of it’s competitors, it’s at the same time a completely different beast…
What exactly does Sick Submitter do and is is it better, worse or just different, compared to the competition? Read on for all the details.
Article directory submissions are one of the first link-building techniques I ever used and did some testing with. I have tried many different automation solutions and most of them have been at least slightly disappointing. The problem usually lies in part with automation software but also in a large part with article directories themselves.
There are thousands upon thousands of article directories and they can be easily found through common footprints. The problem is that most of them are broken, abandoned, hacked or completely worthless (no PageRank, no backlinks etc.). So if you have a tool that can submit articles to lots of directories, you may find that you get far fewer backlinks then expected and that those backlinks are not very useful at all.
Today, I’m reviewing Article Marketing Robot. Read on to see if it could change my mind about article directory submissions.
Authority Link Network is a blog network with a unique and interesting concept. Usually, blog networks cost a fee to join if you want to submit articles, so you can get backlinks from the sites in the network. Receiving articles from the network is normally free. Because of this, most networks rely on reaching enough webmasters who want to receive the (often low-quality) content for their sites, to grow the network. Authority Link Network is quite different.
Read on to see what ALN does differently and whether or not their plan works.
SEO Blueprint is a collection of link-building tools that I already briefly mentioned in my IM-Advantage review, as they are part of that membership. SEO Blueprint consist of three tools: Blog Blueprint, Article Blueprint and Link Blueprint. All of them offer different ways to build backlinks to sites you want to promote. The question is: Are those backlinks any good and are these tools worth the investment?
Read on to find out.
The Link Juicer is a link-building service that promises to deliver lots of backlinks from a variety of sources in a highly automated fashion. Getting your sites backlinked automatically without you having to do anything is always an attractive premise and as the name of the product implies, if it works, it can be a nice tap of “link-juice” that you can add to your arsenal of backlinking tools.
The only question is: Does it work well enough to justify a purchase?
Read on to learn how the Link Juicer works and what kind of results I got with it.
ArticleRanks is a blog network and at first glance, it may seem like just another one among many. The basic functionality is your standard blog-network fair: There are two parts to the network – one where you can add your own sites to receive content and the other where you can submit articles to the network and get backlinks in return. So far, so common. But ArticleRanks comes with a few twists that make it stand out from the crowd.
Read on to learn about the details and see how you can test-drive this service for free.
Backlink Battleplan is my first “premium” product. Actually, that’s not a very good way of putting it, because my free stuff tends to be pretty “premium” as well. Backlink Battleplan is the first product I’m actually going to ask you to pay for, then.
Right now, though, it’s not available yet. And to pass the time until it is, I’m going to be giving out some free tips, tools and techniques.
You can sign up here to go get them.
Backlink Battleplan is all about building links and there are two things that really set it apart:
Anyway, to get an impression of what this thing is all about, head on over here and sign up.
Also: Please leave a comment below the free videos, letting me know what you think. Thanks!
WP Syndicator is a WordPress plugin which, you guessed it, syndicates your content. What does that mean, in practice? The plugin takes an excerpt of a new post, adds a “read more” link and publishes that on several free blogging platforms like Blogger.com and tumblr.com. It also sends tweets to twitter and other micro-blogging platforms. The end-effect of this is that you can instantly build a bunch of backlinks to each new post you create and also get some decent click-through traffic (depending on how active and involved you are on twitter and the other micro-blogging services). This review features two videos detailing the plugin and one heck of a good reason why you should get it.
If you’re doing SEO, you’re always on the lookout for possible link-sources, and not just any old link-sources, either. As I have discussed in a previous post, not all backlinks are equal and ideally, the links pointing to your site should be coming from diverse sources, have a targeted anchor text and come from within site content (rather than from comments or sidebars).
In terms of these requirements, blog networks may just be the perfect link-building tool. In this article, I explain what blog networks are, how they work and what their benefits and drawbacks tend to be.
We all know that we’re supposed to build links in order to get our pages ranking well in the Google results. But how exactly are we supposed to build those links? Of course, you can simply point every link you place in an article resource box, video description or on a bookmarking site at the same page. But there are some slightly more sophisticated strategies that allow you to get a lot more out of your link building efforts.
In this article and the accompanying videos, you’ll learn the basics about link wheels and link pyramids and I also show you the best (free) tool you can use to keep track of your backlink network.