Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
A good strategy for developing those all-important backlinks is to write informational articles and offer them to other websites, with the proviso that the reprint contain a link back to your site.
There are two ways to approach this. The first is to find sites that might be interested in your site and offer the article to them directly. Thi swoudl be a good strategy for approaching sites with a much higher PR rating than your own.
The other way is to offer submit your article to one of a growing list of “free articles” sites, such as EzineArticles and GoArticles. These sites archive thousands of articles, all of which are offered free as long as links back to their site and to yours are maintained.
The advantage of these sites is that you don’t have to go out and find the sites on your own. If a webmaster is looking for free material on a particular subject, he goes to these sites.
A list of free articles sites where you can submit your material is below:
How does your site fare after the latest Google Dance—the periodic updating of backlinks that Google does. You can check your current status at the various Google datacenters by using a tool at a site called Mypagerank dot net.
Your standing in the Search Engines depends upon how many backlinks you have—that is, how many other sites link to you.
After writing content, getting those backlinks is probably the most important thing you can do.
But where do you start?
The backlink builder tool at WEBCONFS is massively useful for just this task. You type in a keyword, and it scours the web for places where you can add your link. You can then go through them and add you own site.
One of the fastest ways to higher ranking in the search engines (PageRank and such) is to get links from the so-called “authority sites.”
But who are they?
Obviously if you’re active in your field, you may know of a few. But as I studied the problem for one of my own websites, I realized that the authority sites have high ranking, but don’t offer links pages—let alone links on their main page.
So that means that I have to find out who is linking to the authority sites, and giving them all of that high page rank love. Then, alll I need to do is get those same site to link to me and I also become an authority site.
(The difference is that I will be generous with my links. I’m always willing to hand out links to someone with something interesting to share)
Randy Cullom has created an interesting web tool for finding the authority sites and their backlinks. On his site, he has a page where you type in a keyword or two. It then finds the highest ranked pages in either Google or Yahoo for those terms. Clicking on another button will find the backlinks that all of them have in common. Presumably, these are among the pages that are generating high powered links for the authority.
I’ve had mixed results for my websites’ keywords. You ought to give it a try yourself.
The key to getting more traffic, and to improving your position in the search engines is to get as many other sites to link to you as possible.
One way to do this is to find the links pages of sites that are related to yours.
So go to Google and type in
KEYWORD Add a Link
KEYWORD Add a Site
and several other variations on the theme. This should turn up vast lists of places where you can enter your own site.