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.
Google’s PageRank stat supposedly shows the relative importance of a site, based on a number of inscrutable factors but most prominently the number of links back to the site. The scale ranges from 1 to 10 and is a logarithmic function. So sites with a PageRank of ten are the most important ones on the ‘net. Who are they? Well, Google, for one. And Statcounter.com. Here are a few others:
The Poodle Predictor is a useful tool that spiders your site in a fashion similar to a search engine and then lets you see what it’s found. This is a useful way to find out if your site is search engine friendly.
If you look amidst all the advertising on Top Keywords Site, you will find a tool that will tell you the top keywords over the last 24 hours and the last 8 weeks. The last eight weeks is probably the more useful of the tools.
Here’s something I don’t understand, though. In the top six searches are Google, Yahoo, Mapquest and Ebay.
What are these people doing? Using Google to find Google? Why would you use a search engine to find Yahoo?
I have a theory. I think that many of these people have a search engine toolbar installed, and are typing the address into the search engine area rather than into the address bar.
Much of your traffic will be fed to you by people who are using the Google search engine. Find out how well your site is doing by checkign your Google SERP (Search Engine Results Position) using this tool.
This post on Webmaster World has some of the best advice on building a successful site that I’ve seen.