Over the last few weeks there has been significant comment regarding the Google Penguin algorithm update with many sites losing traffic, search engine visibility and ultimately income. However, it is beginning to emerge that many so-called niche blogs have actually benefited from the update which has concentrated the minds of search engines such as Google on quality content and natural back links. So where do you stand on this?
Many of the SEO techniques which were used in years gone by, some of which were actually accepted by Google, are now known as a Black Hat and create a negative atmosphere and reputation for websites. The days of keyword stuffing, article farms, link farms and unnatural link building techniques have certainly fallen by the wayside and indeed many experts believe that social networking sites could well offer significant opportunities for Webmasters in the future. There is growing speculation that Google will eventually take into account links from websites such as Facebook because ultimately the more popular websites should in theory be at the top of the search engine lists.
During these difficult times many people have taken their eye off the ball with regards to quality content and unique content both of which are required to make any website “natural” in the eyes of Google. We therefore believe that regularly updating your blog, releasing quality unique content to your readers and ensuring that the information you give is informative and correct will ultimately lead to more natural back links. It may take some time for some sites to recover, indeed some of the lower quality sites may never recover but if your site has unique and informative content then hope is not lost.
I am currently putting together a PLR article service and in order to confirm that I am moving in the right direction I hereby enclose two links to articles I have written today on the Greece financial situation. Simply click on the links below to download the word documents to your computer for FREE and either e-mail me at mark at content-wizards.com with feedback or else leave a comment on my Warrior Forum thread.
The links are as follows: –
Any comments or suggestions regarding future PLR packages would be appreciated as we are looking to give customers what they want when they need it. We appreciate that some of the PLR packages required will be general information while others will be ongoing situations in the current news.
I am currently in the process of re-launching Content Wizards which was set up some time ago but has been dormant for a while. I have many new ideas for the future and will be concentrating on :-
Unique Blog Posting
The subject of PLR packages is one which I have been investigating for some time and one where I believe that I can add value and quality. While we are busy putting together our new rate card and PLR packages please drop me an email if you require any content. I can provide numerous examples of the work we have done over the years which takes in a large number of different subjects from Expats to Finance, from Bedding to Diabetes plus many more different subjects.
All blog posts are unique content and in order to ensure that the internet is not over run with our PLR packages we will limit the number we sell of each package.
Please contact me at mark at content-wizards.com for more information or specific requests.
After a number of requests from customers, as well as offering our services on a per project basis, we are also looking to hire out our content writers for ½ days, 1 day, 2 days, etc at preset rates.
Not only does this ensure that your projects, websites, etc can be completed quicker, but we also find it very beneficial to work on one project for a set period. Set daily rates can often work out better value for customers, so if you would like further details please drop us a line using our contact form.
* Discounts available on first daily hire order.
For many people the beauty of content writing on the internet is the fact that everybody has their own idea about what works and what will see you in trouble with the search engines. Too much spam will see you pushed further and further down the rankings with much of your content possibly discounted by Google, but too many keywords may well alarm the Googlebot and also land you in trouble for being too aggressive. So do you really need keywords in your content or should you rely on the overall power of your site to attract traffic?
No matter what some people will have you believe, there is no doubt that the more keyword rich your content is (within reason) the higher you will rank for certain keywords and phrases, which in turn has the potential to pull in massive traffic for your site. By giving the surfers what they want to see, they will be attracted to your site and if you keep adding quality content, slowly but surely your traffic will continue to rise. It won’t happen over night, but it will happen.
So do I just place a few keywords in my content and hope for the best?
If only! Keyword rich content is an art form because adding keywords and still maintaining the flow of the article is a much specialised art. There is no point in attracting readers by placing keywords in your articles only for them to look at your site, read the full article and see that it does not make sense – it was just designed to get them there, and is of no value what so ever to them. In this instance they would not return to your site – one customer lost.
You need to take your time when producing content and ensure that as well as containing the relevant keywords it also reads well and is informative. Many people prefer to use content writers such as ourselves who are aware of the levels of keyword density which the likes of Google will accept, can research niche markets for you, and produce something which you readers will enjoy.
Check out our content packages if your require content for your site.
While it may sound like a very strange post, what 5 Things have your New Training Shoes and Affiliate Programs got In Common?
1. You probably bought your last trainers because your friends have them. To make money on the internet you need to be individual and not always follow the crowd – don’t sign up to an affiliate program because everybody else has, it may be saturated.
2. As soon as you got your new trainers back home you did not like them.
Think before you sign up for an affiliate program and build your site around it – make sure it is right for you.
3. If the colour you wanted was not in, you probably opted for second best. If the affiliate program you’re looking at does not fit your needs (or your visitor profile) exactly then don’t sign up for it.
4. As soon as you bought them, there was a better pair on the market but you were stuck. Always monitor your affiliate programs and if something more popular, better and paying higher commission arrives then give some serious consideration to changing your site affiliate links.
5. Rather than stick to one shop all of the time, look around for your next pair of training shoes. Don’t always look in the same place for your affiliate program links, check all of the affiliate sites available – you might be surprised!
You will read in many places on the internet that you cannot make a full time living from affiliate income, but if you do it correctly even your Granny could make a living online. So what exactly are the 10 tricks and tips which can put your granny on the road to riches?
1. Pick Affiliate Programs to match your visitors. Many people make the simple mistake of selling what THEY think their customers want rather than selling what the CUSTOMERS want.
2. Go for niches, not for mass markets. If you are in the market to build a website around football shirts for example, you will have no chance as the competition is too large. However if you try to build a site around Scottish Football Shirts you have every chance of doing something with it because the market is very much smaller.
3. Try different affiliate programs. Too many people join the online world expecting to make money at the drop of a hat. This will never happen! Your site will not be perfect from day one and it will need to be modified on an ongoing basis to make it successful.
4. Do not give too much information to your potential customers. Many people make the simple mistake of giving too much information about the affiliate product they are trying to sell, actually on their site. You really want to get potential customers off your site and onto the affiliate site (using your link) as soon as possible. Always leave them wanting more so they visit the affiliate site you are using.
5. Do not always go for big ticket sales. While it would be nice to get regular £50 affiliate commission sales, this is just not a reality for many people. Aim for the smaller affiliate commissions first and build your way up when you understand the market a little more.
6. Always review your affiliate links. You need to be offering the newest and brightest products to get regular sales and build up your income. For example, what is the point of retaining a link to buy “FIFA 2007” for the playstation when “FIFA 2008” has been released?
7. Always check your website stats. It is vital that you know where you traffic is coming from, which pages they are visiting and what they like and dislike. By using systems such as Stat Counter it is possible to see what pages have received traffic, how long your visitors stayed on your site and a lot more.
8. Stick to subjects you know about. If you have not got a clue about the latest ladies handbag fashions then there is no point trying to set up a site selling handbags (via affiliate links) as it will soon become obvious that you have not got a clue!
9. Build up a portfolio of sites to sell affiliate income and don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. In order to be successful on a long term basis you need to build up a portfolio of sites covering different subjects, thereby spreading your risk.
10. Do not trick your visitors, tell them the facts and figures and then steer them towards your affiliate links. If they don’t hit your links then you will not make any money!
Simple? Well not quite, but your Granny could still do very well!
If you have an online business then you will no doubt be aware of the power of content and what it can actually mean for your business. While many have disputed the value of content the saying “Content is King” still remains very true to this day. You can have all of the links in the world pointing to your site, you can have massive membership but if you don’t give your customers (and the search engine spiders) enough new and relevant content to read THEY WILL NOT BE BACK!
So why is content so important?
You should use the power of content to let visitors to your site know exactly what you are offering in a split second. The surfer of today is not willing to delve deep to see what you can do for them, they want you to tell them and they want you to tell them as soon as they land on your site. If you are not able to grab their attention in a split second they will be gone forever and another potential income stream with them.
What style of content should you use?
This is were we can advise you about a style and feel which suits your site, something which your customers will relate to and understand. There is a world of difference between content for a cartoon site than for a professional forum, you need to appreciate what that difference is and how you can turn it to your advantage.
We can give you a free over view of your site and advise what style we feel that you should be looking for. We can also put something together for you, something which will bring the traffic in and more importantly, it will keep them glued to your website!
While many people have great ideas for websites, far too many people are letting themselves down with the delivery of their businesses. It is a crying shame to see so many great ideas go to waste (as many have in the past) just because their content was not targeted correctly or in some cases non-existent!
It is vital that you target the correct markets with your content, vital that you check the “must have” keywords of today and ensure that you actually deliver concise, unique and informative content. Packing your articles with keywords might attract the search engine spiders, and while this is a good start, it is not the spiders who will be spending on your site!
Give yourself a unique selling point, deliver the most up to date information you can and above all give your customers what they want. Don’t waffle on about yesterdays products and yesterdays services, they are history, it is vital that you stay up to date and fresh – there is nothing worse than coming back to a site time after time only to see no fresh content and no real signs of life.
Remember, no fresh content can reduce the number of visits by the search engine spiders, which will reduce your online presence. Keep it fresh, keep it informative and above all keep your customers.
For those of you who have dealt with us before, you may be more familiar with our old site :-
Unfortunately, due to changes in the forum posting market we have decided to concentrate our efforts on the content market, a market which we have been involved in since taking over “The Forum Fairy”.
While we have a regular client base for whom we produce :-
- Blog Posts
- Unique Articles
- Website Wording
- website design
- and much more
we are expanding this division and have taken on a number of new writers to compliment our existing resources.
Please check out our “packages” page for further details of our rates.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracie & Mark
(Co-owners of www.content-wizards.com)
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