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Affordable SEO Pt #6 – Linking to, and commenting on, other blogs

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Bloggers - Affordable SEO seriesI’ve heard bloggers mention that linking to other blogs or sites is not a good thing to do. They say it bleeds off page rank and shows that you don’t have anything original to say. I disagree.

You need to link to other blogs and sites (periodically) when there is information on another Internet page that can be of value to your readers. The search engines love this kind of participation, and so will your readers. For instance, I would link to this article at ctbizblogs.com because it reads well on the same subject as this post.

Here is another great article on the virtues of outbound linking over at successful-blog.com.

Another plus your blog gets when your article links to another on-topic Internet page is this; when you create a link you are adding to the number of keywords found in your page code. In other words, when you add a link in a post, you add the URL address of the page you are linking to, which will likely have keywords in it that are on-topic to your post. You will again be adding critical keywords to your code when you title the link. This is a powerful realization. This all has to do with spider bait for the search engines.

I’ve also heard bloggers mention that posting on other blogs is not important due to the fact that most have blogs have no-follow tags for comments URLs. I disagree.

First of all; Some blogs do not use no-follow tags in the comment URL presentation. Second of all; it’s very important to keep in the loop by posting your comments on other blogs. Let em know you’re there! Let other bloggers see your idea(s) and let them see a link to your blog or site. This is critical when you are just starting out with your blog. If you are new to this and want to learn how to make a comment, just click the comments link at the bottom of this post, and leave your bit. If you don’t have a web site or blog, simply leave the URL field blank.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Series

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

This is the first post in a series of posts that will help you optimize your blog or web site. Some of these SEO (search engine optimization) techniques will only be applicable to WordPress blog platforms, but other techniques can be used on any blog platform or web site. Keep in mind that I will be discussing natural traffic and not PPC traffic.

I have been asked MANY times; “How do I get more targeted traffic to my web site or blog”. The standard answer I usually give is, “You need to add continuous quality content and gather strong inbound links”. Sounds simple, but there is an exact process I use to draw traffic to my sites. There are other things to consider, such as meta tags, URL choices, keywords, article and post titles.

If you have a limited understanding of the Internet, you may not know what I mean by inbound links. You may not know what I mean good content. You may not have a clue as to what I’m talking about. That is why this series is being created — so that beginners to the art of Internet income can learn the tricks and tips all experienced webmasters use everyday. As beginners read these lessons, I will hyperlink all of the terms and phrases to a definition page, so new-comers don’t get lost. You will notice these hyperlinks appearing on return visits. For instance, this article itself will have a multitude of hyperlinks included for definition purposes.

4 Reasons For This Search Engine Optimization Series

Reason 1) The first reason why I’m creating this series of tutorials on search engine optimization (SEO), is that I have many family members, friends, and acquaintances, that have new blogs (and web sites) that need traffic. I’ve helped these kind folks get their start, but it takes more than just starting a blog to actually make money with it. It takes traffic. Lots of targeted Internet traffic.

Reason 2) The second reason why I’m creating this series of lessons regarding search engine optimization (SEO), is that all of the words used in these teachings will become lucrative spider bait, and create more traffic for Zulit.com.

Reason 3) The old saying that goes; “If you want to learn something well you need to teach it”. Absolutely. When I teach people thoroughly, and in a way that they can understand clearly, I too gain further insight and knowledge.

Reason 4) The fourth reason why I’m writing this series of tutorials about search engine optimization (SEO), is for the quality content and value quota I demand from Zulit.com (me). As I touched on above, all web site owners and/or blog owners have to adhere to the quality content rule. That is if they ever want to see any natural traffic from the search engines. To me (and the search engines) the definition of quality content is information that can be useful to readers. Quality content also creates the on-going quid pro quo between Zulit.com and other bloggers in the blogoshpere, which results in more inbound links.