how to increase pr rank

How To Increase PR Rank

It doesn’t matter whether your business is a work at home affiliate company earning a passive income, or a retail store with a web site, PR ranking will play a major roll in your success.

PR, Page Ranking, is how search engines, especially Google, decide which pages are ranked high when surfers are looking for information. It also determines whether high paying ads, or $.01 a click ads. It will even determine whether people will pay $5.00 or $500 to advertise on your website.

This makes PR ranking the most important, and most misunderstood aspect of internet marketing.

PR is important for all websites, newsletters, blogs, or ezine publishers. Most webmasters stop once they learn about free article directories, but this is only a small percentage of the information needed to increase PR rank, and earn money from the Internet.

The debunked myth that duplicate content is penalized has opened up the www for major promotion. The only catch to free articles is the resource box. These are 2-4 lines at the bottom of the article. While they are a little price to pay for a free article, the webmaster needs to research them before using the article.

The first considerations should be the page the links point to. Is it a ad copy ‘buy now’ page, a cheap page that goes on for several feet, full of testimonies and false free offers. A good link will head to an article with similar content to your website.

Index pages can be tricky. Sometimes they have hidden redirects that lead readers to secondary sites, often porn or gambling. This penalizes the site, but also your site.

The next thing to do is check and make sure the link is still live. After a few months of posting articles, several of the sites will go down. The best thing to do is add a no-follow link into the HTML code. This lets visitors still see the link (and click it to a 404 error page) but it will stop the search engines from following the link.

There are many factors that increase page rank. Hits per month, age, and inbound links will bring a Page Rank to PR2 or PR3. Content will bring the rank higher. Combine this with content that is updated weekly, and dozens of other websites that carry the RSS feeds, and a PR4 looms in the future.

But, how do you ask other webmasters to submit to your blog/content management system’s RSS feed? This can be tricky. Offering news is one good way, especially if the news is something commonly used, but a little off beat.

Webmasters who can’t write, have the time, or don’t have the budget to hire a writer should use free content for their website. Copy and paste the article from free article web sites and the job is done.

However, there are better ways. First, if you find an author whose work you like, contact them personally. Ask them if you can use their articles, and if you can post the links ‘in’ the article. These are called ‘executive links.’

Most article writers will gladly let the links be moved into the article, and let webmasters use their articles without adding the directory link. This increases your website’s image. Instead of adding free content, you can promote the writers as ‘guest writers’ for a week, or month.

The main way to increase PR is to increase the number of inbound links. Many businesses host a few dozen blogs, complete with free content, but also including inbound links to the website. Another way is to write ‘pre packaged’ newsletters for other websites to use, with your links included.

Do not limit the article to one or even one-hundred article sites. Submit to hundreds. Each one is an inbound link.

Most important, don’t give up. Keep changing the site every two weeks, and the PR will hit PR4-soon.

make your joint venture proposal convincingly irresistible

Make your Joint Venture Proposal Convincingly Irresistible

If you do not know anything about it yet, joint venture is a scheme that will help you a lot. It does not cost much, or may not cost you anything at all. There are many ways to conduct joint venture partnership, but it will be very helpful for you to have an affiliate program.

Doing a joint venture partnership, either with a non-competitor or a competitor will mutually benefit both your online businesses. It allows both the joint venture partners to leverage on the existing resources of each websites involved in the joint venture. Instead of having second thoughts about it, why don’t you try it and see for yourself the results will be reflected on your site.

Deciding to do a joint venture partnership with other complementary web sites also allows you to provide your products and services and sell them on your partner’s website. You can invite the webmaster to do so likewise in your site. There is lots of other marketing opportunity presented in a joint venture deal. What’s more, it will not involve any expenditure on your part. Ideal, huh.

Well, if you are moved to a decision already, then all you need to do is plan your goals and start searching for ideal, credible and reputable web sites where you will give your proposal. Research your target partner web sites and their companies thoroughly.

Whatever may come up in the research may be important for you to know what they would most likely be looking for. Reading their mission statement can make you see how they make decisions.

When you finally made up your list of prospects, then you need to do joint venture partnership proposals. Here are some valuable pointers for you to write irresistible joint venture proposal.

Actually, the proposal you will write is a formal way or approach to a joint venture partnership prospect. Bare of all fancy wordings, it only means, “Let’s do a deal.”

Some proposals are far more successful and bring out positive results. This is true to brief and to-the-point proposals. Some long-winded and stereotypical proposals with pages and pages of technical jargon are usually ignored. Well, it is quite understandable.

Anyway, whatever partner you target for your joint venture project, a webmaster, ezine publisher, business owner, competitor, and the same questions would pop out of their heads once they receive and read your proposal. They would all be wondering what benefit they will get out of such a set-up you are proposing.

Therefore, however brief your joint venture proposal may be, its core should focus on explaining what benefits they would get out of agreeing to the proposal. Be straightforward in telling them what is in it for them. Once you have this pointed out, you need to go into details.

Remember always that your offer must cut straight to the heart of the matter, relevant and assure the partner of its being highly beneficial to both your clients. Remember, money is not always the thing they are after.

When you write your joint venture proposal be aware of what may really capture their interest. Make each offer so tempting, they would hesitate to turn it down. Each target partner deserves a totally different proposal according to your research on what is important for them.

Although not in too much length, describe the benefits of the partnership you are proposing. Continue on researching about them as you write your proposal. Make it easy for them to arrive at a decision and say “yes”.

Do not let your proposal go too far out and complicated though. Busy people cannot be bothered with such long-winded citations. Sometimes, too, people are just too lazy to care on reading on. As you draft your proposal, continue on simplifying it.

Of course, even if you sense from your research that they are not interested in the money, still make them see there is a potential earning to be had once they say yes. Always be scientific in explaining these. Do not give them falsehoods, for they also know their statistics.

Compose the proposal with personal undertones, as if you know him/her as a friend. Relate well with them and make them understand you are not just a machine ordered to compose something. It is also a good step to building rapport with them. Trust is an aspect that is hard to win from others but will reap great results once achieved.

Finally, if you want to really make an impact, send your proposal as a hard copy via FedEx. Sometimes, Email can be easily ignored, erased and forgotten. You can also add a note of urgency and hint that you will not wait too long to hear from them. However, do not appear arrogant, overbearing deceptive and unrealistic. Coin your words well.

Now that you know how to go on about it, start making your proposal and start putting on profitable joint ventures. With the right words and your very own business and marketing strategy, there will be no doubt as to the results of your efforts — profits!

get high quality one way links using articles

Get High Quality One Way Links Using Articles

Using articles to get one way, high quality back links is an extremely effective and successful linking technique. Why? When you write an article, you’re providing the fresh content that search engines love and you’re demonstrating your expertise and abilities.

By writing articles, you’re establishing yourself as an authority in your field and creating a positive feedback loop which, in turn, will drive more traffic to your website.

Follow this three step process to start your article marketing strategy.

Step 1: Research and Write Your Article

The obvious first step is to write your article. Before you turn on your computer and open your favorite work processor, you should spend time planning your article. If you begin typing without any planning, you probably won’t get very far.

You need to brainstorm at least 10 different topics, all relating to your website. You will develop these 10 topics into 10 separate articles.

Once you have your 10 topics, you’ll write one article, 400 to 500 words in length, about each one. Each topic should differ enough to allow you to reach the minimum word count. The topics should be related and easily tied together, but they need to be sufficiently different.

Since you’re writing articles that will be posted to other websites, make sure that you use shorter sentences and shorter paragraphs. Most people on the web will skim the article looking for main points.

Your title should speak directly to the main content. They don’t have to be cute, fancy, or obsessively creative. In fact, you can actually mislead readers if your title is too creative.

Use your main keywords with a quick synopsis of what the article is about (e.g. High Top Shoes – Choosing the Right Pair for Your Sport). Simple, direct, and to the point, that’s all you need.

Once you have your article written, it’s time to add your resource box

Step 2: Add a Resource Box for Impact

You need to develop a persuasive resource box that makes its point clearly with a strong call to action. In order to do that, you need to ask yourself these questions:

1. Why should or would the reader of this article click on my link?
2. Would I click on this link?
3. Does the article compel me to seek further information or take action?
4. If I wouldn’t click on the link, why would anyone else?

A five to six line resource box is not unheard of, but a resource box of three to four lines is most generally well received and very successful.

You must give the reader a reason to click your link without sounding like a sales pitch. So, forget the “buy one get one free” offers and the “limited time only” jargon. Just compel the reader with facts and tried not to sound like a salesman.

One critical and often overlooked point is your hyperlink. Make sure that your link’s anchor text includes the keywords that you want to be ranked for in the search engines. Don’t use your personal name or website URL unless those are the terms you want to get ranked for.

Also, make sure the link is functioning correctly and is pointing to the correct page you’re promoting. I see this mistake all the time; you click on a link and get a 404 page not found error. That’s not a good way to make a first impression.

Last but not least, proofread the article. My own technique is to write the article, do a cursory check, then a second check. I do one last proof a day later. I’m amazed at how many mistakes I catch by waiting another day before I start the promotion process.

Step 3: Promote Your Articles

I prefer to write all my articles at once and then promote. You may want to write one article and jump to the promotion right away. You’ll have to determine for yourself which way you like best. Either way works fine.

Now that you’ve written your articles, applied your formatting, finished your proofreading and added your resource box, it’s time to start promoting.

There are several places you can start promoting your articles:

1. Article submission sites and directories

2. E-mail announcement lists

3. Ezine publishers and webmasters that share your target audience

4. Submitting your article to high page rank and high ranking websites

Another great way to promote your articles is to package and distribute them by bundling them according to popularity and creating a free e-book, report, or course. You can set up an autoresponder on your website where visitors can sign up and receive your e-book as a free download. Encourage them to distribute the ebook freely.

Get out there and promote your ebook on other sites. Push it around. Get it into the hands of as many people as possible.

Article Marketing – An Effective Strategy

Writing and promoting articles is an effective way to get high quality back links to your website. When you write an article and include a link back to your site, you’re getting a link from a sight without the requirement to link back to that same website. Hence, you’re getting a one way link. The article also serves as a PR or marketing vehicle for your site. The article is serving “double duty”. You’re not only getting one way back links, you’re also getting visitors who click through your article’s links.

If you take your time, do your research, and write good, quality informational articles, you will be on your way to higher search engine rankings and more sales. I can guarantee it!

how to write a book like a pro to finish sooner and sell longer

How To Write A Book Like A Pro To Finish Sooner And Sell Longer

Is your book manuscript as professional and compelling as it could be? Tell the truth; could it use some work to make it crisp and compelling? Yes. Keep reading if you need some tips to make your book writing pull readers in by the collar. Also, you’ll discover how to write a book that keeps them reading to the end.

Use the tips below to help you write your book like a pro and finish stronger to sell longer:

1. Write your book title to capture your reader’s attention.

Professional writers know the power wielded through a hot title. They realize a dud title versus a sizzler title can cause their book to plummet or soar in sales. Knowing this, you owe it to yourself and book’s success to develop your best title. After all, the better your title the more people will reach out and grab your book to read. Develop your book title to have top seller status.

2. Develop your opening paragraph with a hook.

Many unseasoned writers don’t realize the importance of starting with a hook (something to capture your reader’s attention and entice them to read further.) Create a sizzling start. Hook your readers through emotion. Slant your book or introduction with a question or an amazing statistic. Share the top benefits of your book early. Target the ‘You’ in every reader.

3. Write a 1-2 sentence thesis for your book.

Following your short introduction including your hook (opening statement), write your thesis. Make it simple; let your readers know what benefits await them if they keep reading. For example, one author friend uses sizzling bullet points to entice the reader into the chapter.

4. Write each chapter to support your thesis.

Experts know a book centered around one central become top sellers. Write a thesis for your book as a whole and each chapter. Book writing with a thesis will help you create a more compelling, organized and easy to read book.

5. Write your book with the self-editor off.

Don’t try to write your book and self-edit as you go. It slows you down and may even make you lose momentum. Get it out on paper then self-edit for re-writing. Get feedback from your friends and associates. A writer’s group is a good place to get feedback. Then invest in a professional editor.

6. Shorten your book introduction.

Entice your reader with the main benefit (main central thought) early to keep them reading. Write the rest of your piece to support your main central thought. Sprinkle the rest of the benefits throughout your copy in descending priority.

7. Slash passive structures.

Use emotional, power verbs to show instead of tell. Passive sentences slow and dull your writing. Get rid of the passive voice sentences. Give your sentences a clear subject and a verb to avoid the passive voice. “The writer found fame and fortune through marketing her books online.” instead of “The writer’s books were instrumental in leading her to fame and fortune.” Avoid connecting verbs like ‘was’, ‘is’, ‘had’, and ‘seemed’.

If you don’t put these How to Write a Book tips into practice you could end up this time next year still writing dull, boring copy for your book. Instead, you could take my advice and attract a host of ezine publishers, other web sites and book readers searching for more of your material?

The best part is they’ll come prepared to pull out their card and buy because your writing caught their attention and kept it. Now go; write your book like a pro to finish stronger and sell longer.

successful internet businesses develop a network

Successful Internet Businesses Develop A Network.

It seems like just the other day we were aimlessly browsing the web in search of free and low-cost methods for posting our website links and ads. FFL (free-for-all) pages and classifieds were bombarded with eager entrepreneurs looking for quick and easy exposure.

It was about posting a few ads, submitting to search engines and making a few link exchanges. After the hard work we would sit back with excitement knowing hundreds of new visitors were on the way. Unfortunately, the visitors never showed so we moved on to banner and link exchanges.

Around that time banner ads were a fortune and website submission services were making bundles of profit. Many search engines were backlogged with submissions for weeks and sometimes even months.

Was anyone working in partnership during this time?

Today it’s hard to miss the harmony of ecommerce entrepreneurs building new relationships. Smart business owners are no longer wasting time submitting their websites to free classifieds or spending their budgets on URL submissions to hundreds of useless search engines.

Instead, business owners are working together in community-oriented ways. It is easily seen by the emergence of discussion forums, blogs, RSS feeds and the overall increase in sharing of information. Today, it’s about networking with each other.

Networking involves the creation of a supportive system of sharing information and services with other individuals and groups having a common interest. Not only is networking a vital part of online marketing, it is probably the most important skill for ensuring a successful online business. If you are not networking, you have no chance of making or building business relationships. If your company has no relationships than obviously no one is caring about it.

So, what can be done to improve networking skills? Here are several helpful business networking tips and resources.

Create a website.
Hopefully you have done this already.

Develop an ezine.
This is the same as an email newsletter. You can send it out weekly, monthly or quarterly – but you should be consistent.

Join affiliate programs.
Focus on developing a strong network of users willing to distribute your products and/or services.

Use pod and web casts.
These tools offer a great way to develop new relationships.

Create and distribute a press release.
Don’t underestimate the power of sending out a press release. They can bring in many new contacts.

Survey your website visitors.
Create a brief form linked from your home-page for users to easily provide feedback.

Install blogs and forums at your website.
Encourage free ways visitors can discuss ideas, share information and collaborate.

Join business networking sites.
The following sites will help you locate new contacts. Pick and focus on 3-5 that are most ideal for your target market. LinkedIn.com, FastPitch.com, Ecademy.com, OthersOnline.com, Craigslist.com, SmallBizPod.com, MyBlogLog.com, Explode.org, Xing.com, GlobalBusinessMarketing.com, InsiderPages.com, MerchantCircle.com

Join a club.
It doesn’t matter which one as long as you enjoy it.

A few things to remember while building your network:

GAIN KNOWLEDGE
It’s all over the internet – you simply need to absorb it. Read… read… and then read some more!

SHARE KNOWLEDGE
The more knowledge you have the more you can share. The more valuable information you can share the more positive relationships you will create. Strong relationships are the foundation to a powerful identity.

-be memorable and interesting
-be accurate and fair
-follow up with all of your contacts
-stay patient
-navigate and explore

GET INTERACTIVE!!!

search engine optimization for dummies

Search Engine Optimization For Dummies.

If you have a website of your own you should know that you don’t get traffic by letting your website just sit where it is. You need to point visitors to your website somehow. There are a myriad of different methods internet marketers use to get people to come to a website. These include and are not limited to, paying to get an ad on another website, pay-per-click advertising, and advertising on an ezine, or an online newsletter with many subscribers. These are all very effective ways to get traffic to your site. The strategies you need to use to make these work well have been discussed over and over again. They are also very expensive in most cases. What I want to discuss is a free way to get tons of targeted traffic.

What I am referring to is search engine optimization (SEO). This is when you change some things about your site to get them as high as you can on a search engine. Have you ever used a search engine? That’s a foolish question because these are used by everyone. When you do use Google or yahoo to find information or products what do you click on? You probably click on the first one on the list. This is because most likely this is the best site of the certain keyword you are searching for. One way to get your site rated highly on a search engine page is to have a content rich site with your own high quality content.

If you search some key words and scroll down to some of the bottom sites on the page you can see when you click on some that there content is not really that good, but they are still ranked 9 or 10 out of thousands of websites for that topic. This is because some people take advantage of the “search engine system”. This is the system followed that chooses where you site will rank on a search engine. The goal of every search engine is to try and catalog every single site on the World Wide Web. Unfortunately this cant be done so they can only get some websites added to there “catalog”. They usually focus on the content rich sites.

There is a way to manipulate search engines to help raise your page rank. These methods are not easy to administer and they are amazingly time consuming. Some include changing the hltm or css coding of your website and your Meta tags. Search engines categorize your website in a key word. One way to help your page rank is by repeating a key word over and over again in a certain content page. If you “overstuff” a page with a certain word you will be penalized so I would advise against that. If you’re not a coder or a professional page designer you will not be able to use the Meta tag changing. If you do know how to manipulate code then you probably already know about using the key word in them.

In internet marketing there is a way to automating everything. Of course someone had to come along and create software to automate search engine optimization. I use software for everything; it’s a way to be more efficient and free up your time for more important things, or other aspects of your website. If you automate search engine optimization then you can worry about your content, format, product quality, or many other aspects of internet marketing. Automation is a way to get your work done with less work. It can be looked as like a sort of an exchange. You trade the work you have to do for a small dollar price. Of course it also does the work better, in some cases, then you could. In these cases it actually creates income.

SEO is a way of getting free targeted traffic to your site. If you want your site ranked high ona search engine page, all you need is a website with a lot of good content to keep people coming back and haing each page packed with key words, but not too much. The recommended amount is 7% or 7 per100 words. This may seem like it is easy enough but it is actually hard to make a quality article with repeated words. To make it easy for yourself I recommend you invest in automation of the process. SEO can be done manually and is the best free choice for getting targeted traffic to your site.

article writing a why bother

Article Writing – Why Bother?

There are thousands of articles to be read on the World Wide Web, and many more are being added everyday. If you take the time to do more than skim them, you will find that many articles are about similar things. Why would you take the time out of your busy schedule to add one more? We all suffer from information overload- so why add to it?
Why should I bother?

Here are some good reasons to consider why it would be to your advantage to take up article writing:

1. Expert Status,

By writing articles in your niche area you begin to establish your credibility as an expert in that field. When writing your article it is important to include key words in the article that relate to your specific area. This will make it easier for the search engines to link your name to your area of expertise, and your reputation will grow into ‘expert status’

2. Your Articles Are Needed

Webmasters, ezine editors, and publishers are looking for fresh content to publish to their subscribers. It is to your advantage that they find you. Then your article will get reproduced all over the world, and that will increase your exposure and reputation.

3. To Use your Resource Box

The resource box at the end of your article is your space to “sell” and promote you and your services, products, and expertise. To reprint your article, publishers have to include the resource box. Here is your opportunity for FREE advertising and unashamed self promotion.

4. To Gain Traffic To Your Website

By including a live link back to your site in the resource box your will increase your web traffic to your website. This is a good marketing strategy, as search engines look for links into your site and it will improve your ranking and you will get even more traffic directed your way.

5. Content is King
Quality content is king on the internet. The more places your articles are found on the Internet, the better it is for you. This is because when a search for your subject, name or company is done the more hits will be found by the search engines, and you will place closer to the front of the listings. (of course there is a way for your article to come up as Number One, but that is a topic for another day)

How do You Get Your Article onto The Internet, and Get Noticed?

There are several ways to do this, here are four important ways:

1. Publish your article on your website. To get it noticed quickly , you can submit a sitemap to Google (it’s a free service)

2. Register and submit your article to free article submission sites such as www.EzineArticles.com , www.articlesbeyondbetter.com . There are lots out there- do a search for them. You can also sign up to several Yahoo groups that focus on article writing and submission.

3. Submit to a service that will submit to sites for you. Well known submission services include Isnare, Article Marketer, Submit Your Article and thePhantomwriters.com.

4. Buy software that will not only submit articles for you, but help with the formatting and make them search engine friendly as well. If you intend to write articles frequently this is a great time saver. I recommend Article Announcer

So What Next ?

Start writing and increase your expert status, web traffic, and promote your
business product or service for free.

how to generate repeat sales with your self published book

How To Generate Repeat Sales With Your Self-Published Book

The most valuable thing you can collect if you are selling your book from a website when a visitor comes to your book’s sales site is not their money… it’s their email address and/or other contact information.

If you have no clue how to create a website, do not worry about feeling intimidated. It is actually a lot easier than you think. There is a simple site that teaches people all about creating websites for free at www.LissaExplains.com

You can also learn a lot by doing a search for a phrase at Google.com like “how to make a website” and “free html tutorial.” You will find tons of very good free training that way and can learn how in no time. Anyone can learn the basics of creating a website in just one day.

Ok, back to collecting your website visitors contact information.

I know, I know you’re probably saying… “I’m an author. I want to write my book, sell my book and become a recognized expert. WHY do I need to get their contact information?”

The simplest answer is: Because you will NOT become wealthy from the sale of your book. You will become wealthy and achieve celebrity status through the ongoing relationship you build with your readers.

If you don’t know who they are, how can you continue to keep in touch with them – and they with you.

If you’re an expert on the subject and they already have your book, don’t you think they’ll want MORE information and MORE books from you?

ABSOLUTELY!

Your book makes you an expert on the subject, your interactions and relationships will propel you to a recognized expert and position you for long-term success – not just a one-hit wonder.

The service you need to collect email and contact information and automatically respond to the person is called an Autoresponder.

There are paid autoresponders and free autoresponders. Normally the free autoresponders paste their own marketing message at the bottom of the emails you send out.

Not the best scenario, obviously, but if you want to do this will limited or no upfront investment then a free autoresponder service will work just fine until you start to see profits coming from your book.

The service I use is a paid service called Aweber. It is located at www.aweber.com

Do your own research and find a company that meets your needs. I recommend this service because it’s been around for a long time and many of my high quality marketing friends recommend this to their clients and wouldn’t continue to do so if it was a shoddy service.

What should you do with your autoresponder service when you get it?

1) You should place at least 1 or 2 “sign up” boxes on your book’s sales page. You can offer an ongoing “newsletter” or “ezine” (as it’s called online). Or you can create a “special report” related to the subject of your book and offer it free to anyone who signs up.

The purpose of this sign up is to capture “visitor” information. This way even if the visitor doesn’t order your book, you still have their contact information and can keep in touch to promote your book and yourself to them on an ongoing basis.

Maybe they won’t buy your book, but because of your newsletter or special report, they might recommend your book to family and friends.

2) After PayPal.com and before your download page.

When looking at PayPal.com, we saw that after they took the person’s payment for your book, they would send them back to your website.

The first page the person – now a client – should see is a “register” page. This page can simply ask for their name and email or you can have optional fields like address, phone number etc. Obviously the more information they are willing to provide the better for future contact with them.

This is a different list than those in #1. #1 is a list of people who visited your book’s website who may or may not have purchased your book. These people are registered buyers.

History proves that it’s far easier to get current clients to order more from you than trying to get someone who hasn’t already ordered. Both lists are valuable – but this one is the most valuable to you for ongoing success.