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May 21, 2008

Select Boot Camp Startup Disc Sans Keyboard

Select Boot Camp Startup Disc Sans Keyboard

If you own an Intel-based Mac, and have installed Windows on it via Apple’s Boot Camp, then you’re familiar with how you tell your Mac whether to boot into OS X or Windows :
  • Just Hold Down The Option Key At Startup, and then
  • Use The Arrow Keys or Mouse to Choose The Windows or OS X Partition.
But here’s a fun alternative — good for those situations when you can’t reach the keyboard after choosing to reboot.
  • Make Sure You Have The Apple Remote In Hand, and
  • Press and Hold the Menu Button During Startup. Just as if you were at the machine, the boot loader will appear.
  • From here, Use The Forward & Backward Buttons To Cycle between the two operating systems, and
  • Activate The Desired One By Pressing Play. No muss, no fuss, no keyboard required.
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How To Fix Sluggish MacOS? - Hunt Down Process or Hogs

How To Fix Sluggish MacOS?
Hunt Down Process or Hogs

Has your Mac suddenly become sluggish? The problem may be a hidden program that doesn’t pop up in the Force Quit menu. To spot these troublemakers, you can do this tricks :
  1. First, Launch Activity Monitor (/Applications/Utilities) and,
  2. From the pop-up menu at the top of the window, Choose My Processes.
    • This shows the activity of any currently running applications (and their associated helper programs) and widgets.
    • Keep in mind that none of your Mac’s hidden Unix processes appear in the window (which is good, because you don’t want to mess with this stuff unless you know what you’re doing).
  3. When you’ve located an item that appears to be gumming up the works (a helper program that didn’t quit with its host program, for example), Select It & Click On The Quit Process button at the top of the window.
    • Activity Monitor offers an additional advantage: it can show you what’s occupying your Mac’s mind.
    • Just click on the CPU column to see which applications are hammering on your Mac’s CPU.
    • Or take a look at the Real Memory column to view the RAM hogs you’re running.
If quitting the hidden process doesn’t solve your slowdowns, try restarting your Mac. This will usually clear out the cobwebs and get your system back up to speed.

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Make Your Own Shortcuts In MacOS

Make Your Own Shortcuts In MacOS

You know you waste time whenever you reach for the mouse to activate commonly used commands. But what if the command’s keyboard shortcut is awkward, or there isn’t one for something you do a lot? Here are some tips, on how to create & manage your own shorcuts key in MacOS.
  1. Open up the System Preference Pane
  2. Go To Keyboard & Mouse Preference Pane,
  3. Choose Create Your Own Shortcuts, and then
  4. Change a Shortcut
It’s a snap to reassign a shortcut if it’s listed in the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane’s Keyboard Shortcuts tabs. Just double-click on the existing shortcut and then press the combination you’d rather use. You can use the Keyboard Shortcuts tab to change not only program-specific but also systemwide shortcuts.

This can be helpful if a standard shortcut is hard for you to remember, or when a shortcut in one program has a completely different function in another. Create a New Shortcut The Keyboard Shortcuts pane is also useful when you want to create shortcuts for commands that don’t have them—even a systemwide command such as Sleep.

How To Make a Sleep Shortcut

To make a sleep shortcut, just follow this instruction :
  1. Click On The Plus Sign (+) in the Keyboard Shortcuts Tab,
  2. Set The Applications Pop-Up Menu To All Applications,
  3. Type Sleep (Capitalization Counts) in the Menu Title field,
  4. Go To the Keyboard Shortcut Box,
  5. Press The Shortcut You Want To Use, and then
  6. Click on Add.
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May 19, 2008

Securely Erase Your Hard Disk - All About MacOS Trash

Securely Erase Your Hard Disk
All About MacOS Trash

That little crumpling sound your Mac makes when you empty the Trash may sound satisfyingly final, but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Traces of your personal information and even entire files can easily be left behind on your machine. Follow these steps to make sure your Trash is gone for good.

Securely Erase Your Hard Disk Before you sell or give away a Mac, make sure that no personal data remains on it. After you’ve copied all your files to your new Mac, restart the old one from the Mac OS X installation disc. Open Disk Utility and select your hard disk from the list on the left. Click on the Erase tab and then on Security Options.

Next, choose one of the several erasure methods that are offered. The 7-Pass Erase option is probably sufficient for most people, but if you’re truly paranoid, select 35-Pass Erase, which will make it nearly impossible for anyone, even James Bond, to recover your files. If you’re using a laptop, make sure it’s plugged in. This process can take a long time.

Delete Stubborn Files

Have a file that just won’t delete? There are third-party solutions, such as Marco Balestra’s handy and free Super Empty Trash (donations accepted; www.faqintosh.com). Or you can use the rm -rf command in Terminal to remove the file. Unfortunately, if you mess up with that command, you might erase your hard drive.

Here’s a third method to try. It may take longer, but it’s very safe and will work on files that seem immune to all other attempts.
  • Start by creating a new user in the Accounts preference pane. It doesn’t matter what name or access level you give the new account; it’s going to have a very short life.
  • Once the account is created, move the troublesome file from the Trash into the /Users/Shared folder.
  • Now go to the Apple menu and choose Log Out user name, and then log in as the new user.
  • Open the /Users/Shared folder, and move the pesky file into the new user’s Trash.
  • Now log out of the new account and log in to your main account. Return to the Accounts preference pane, select the account you just created, and click on the minus sign (–), or just press the delete key.
  • A dialog box will appear, asking you if you’re sure you want to do this. Of the three options—Cancel, OK, and Delete Immediately— select Delete Immediately. The troublesome file, along with the new user account and the disk space it used, will disappear. Selecting OK will leave the file on your disk.
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Want To Zoom / Enlarge Your MacOS Screen?

Want To Zoom / Enlarge Your MacOS Screen?

If you find interface elements too small to read comfortably, OS X will let you zoom in for a better look. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, click on Universal Access, and, in the Seeing tab, enable the Zoom option.

Now when you press 1-option–equal sign (=), whatever is on your display will be enlarged. (Use the equal sign that appears at the top of the regular keyboard rather than the one on the keypad.)

Press 1-option-hyphen (–) and the display zooms out. If your mouse has a scroll wheel or scroll ball, you can also zoom in and out by simply holding down the control key while moving the scroll wheel up and down.

By clicking on the Options button next to the Zoom entry, you can set the maximum and minimum zoom levels and decide how you want the display to react to your cursor; whether it should scroll only when the cursor reaches the edge of the screen, follow the cursor continuously, or keep the cursor centered. To quickly turn the zoom feature on or off, press 1-option-8.

Zoom with the Trackpad

By default you can just hold down the control key and use your mouse’s scroll wheel to zoom in and out on your display. But how can this be accomplished on a laptop that offers no scroll wheel? Universal Access offers this cool zooming feature: on Apple laptops that allow two-finger scrolling, press control and use your two fingers on the trackpad. Drag them up and the screen zooms; drag them down and the image shrinks back to normal size.

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May 14, 2008

MacOS (OSX & Above) Keyboard Shortkey (Shortcuts)

Want To Safe Your Time With Shortcuts?
Read This - MacOS (OSX & Above) Keyboard Shortkey

Always visiting the menu bar with your mouse when you want to apply a common function? Isn't it wasting a lot of your time? Well, for many common tasks you don’t need to. You can use Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts use the modifier keys (the 3 to the left of the spacebar, shift, Fkeys and sometimes the Caps Lock) in conjunction with intuitive letter keys. You hold down the modifier key(s) and then type the letter. You don't hit them all at the same time. For instance, to save in almost every program all you need to do is hold down the command key (the key on either side of the spacebar, the one with the Apple on it) and type S (cmd+S). Here are the list of the MacOS Keybord Shortkey :

Four Most Common Modifier
  • cmd - the command key, the one right next to the spacebar. There is one on each side of the spacebar and they both act identically.
  • opt - the option key, well labeled
  • ctrl - the control key, well labeled
  • shft - the shift key, well labeled
They must be used from the Finder, not from an application.
  • cmd+N - Create a new folder
  • cmd+Down Arrow - Open a File or Folder
  • cmd+O (letter) or cmd+Down Arrow - Open a highlighted icon
  • Tab - Select the next alphabetical icon
  • shft+Tab - Select the previous alphabetical icon
  • Left Arrow (in icon view only)Select an icon to the left
  • Right Arrow (In icon view only) - Select an icon to the right
  • Up Arrow - Select an icon (or file) above
  • Down Arrow - Select an icon (or file) below
  • cmd+D - Duplicate a selected item
  • opt+Up Arrow - Open parent window
  • cmd+W - Close the Active Window
  • opt+click on folder triangle (list view) - Expand Folder and all contained within it
  • opt+click on folder triangle (list view) - Collapse Folder and all contained within it
  • cmd+opt+W - Close all open windows -(or opt+Close from the File menu or opt+clicking any window's close box)
  • cmd+dragging window's title bar - Move Inactive Window
  • cmd+I - Get Info
  • cmd+del - Move selection to the trash
  • cmd+opt while inserting disk - Rebuild Floppy Disk Desktop
  • cmd+opt+Tab while inserting disk - Erase Floppy Disk
  • opt+drag - will make a copy of the item instead of just moving it. The original will stay where it was and you will have two identical items
The Most Common Shortkey - To Virtually All MacOS Programs
  • cmd+A - Select All items or text in active window
  • cmd+C - Copy the current selection to the clipboard
  • cmd+O - Open a file
  • cmd+P - Print the active window
  • cmd+Q - Quit the active application
  • cmd+S - Save the current file or document
  • cmd+V - Paste clipboard contents at current cursor position
  • cmd+W - Close active window
  • cmd+X - Cut the current selection, delete it from current window and put it on the clipboard
  • cmd+Z - Undo the last action
Each application has many of it's own shortcuts. You will find many of them in the menus in the menu bar, more can usually be found in the help files. Here is the edit menu from the Finder. You can see the Keyboard shortcuts following the commands.

Booting Up Shortkey - Control Your Machine While Booting Up:
  • shft - allows you to start up your Mac without extensions.
  • C - allows you to force your Mac to boot from an internal CD-ROM drive.
  • cmd+opt - tells the Mac to rebuild the hidden Desktop file. This should be done periodically for good preventative maintenance.
  • cmd+opt+shft+delete - tells the Mac to skip the first device in the SCSI chain. This comes in handy when you want to force your Mac to boot from an external drive.
  • cmd+opt+P+R - clears the parameter RAM. One of those things to do when things aren't right and you can't think of anything else to try. This clears things like date and time, location, etc.
  • Spacebar - opens the Extensions Manager when starting up.
  • Mouse Button - will force eject a floppy while booting up.
  • opt (OS9&10) - will give a choice of which drive or volume to boot from
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May 13, 2008

Command List (A To Z) - MacOS (OSX & Above) Terminal

A To Z Index - Command List
MacOS Terminal

Below Are List of Command That Can Be Used In MacOS Terminal. This is The Command Shell of Darwin (The Open Source Core of OSX)

  1. alias - Create an alias• alloc List used and free memory
  2. awk - Find and Replace text within file(s)
  3. basename - Convert a full pathname to just a folder path
  4. bash - Bourne-Again SHell (Linux)
  5. bless - Set volume bootability and startup disk options.
  6. break - Exit from a loop
  7. cal - Display a calendar
  8. case - Conditionally perform a command
  9. cat - Display the contents of a file
  10. cd - Change Directory
  11. chflags - Change a file or folder's flags.
  12. chgrp - Change group ownership
  13. chmod - Change access permissions
  14. chown - Change file owner and group
  15. chroot - Run a command with a different root directory
  16. cksum - Print CRC checksum and byte counts
  17. clear - Clear terminal screen
  18. cmp - Compare two files
  19. comm - Compare two sorted files line by line
  20. complete - Edit a command completion [word/pattern/list]
  21. continue - Resume the next iteration of a loop
  22. cp - Copy one or more files to another location
  23. cron - Daemon to execute scheduled commands
  24. crontab - Schedule a command to run at a later date/time
  25. cut - Divide a file into several parts
  26. date - Display or change the date & time
  27. dc - Desk Calculator
  28. dd - Data Dump - Convert and copy a file
  29. df - Display free disk space
  30. diff - Display the differences between two files
  31. diff3 - Show differences among three files
  32. dirname - Convert a full pathname to just a path
  33. dirs - Display list of remembered directories
  34. diskutil - Disk utilities - Format, Verify, Repair
  35. ditto - Copy files and folders
  36. dscl - Directory Service command line utility
  37. du - Estimate file space usage
  38. echo Display message on screen
  39. ed - A line-oriented text editor (edlin)
  40. enable - Stop or start printers and classes.
  41. env - Set environment and run a utility
  42. eval - Evaluate several commands/arguments
  43. exec - Execute a command
  44. exit - Exit the shell
  45. expect - Programmed dialogue with interactive programs. Also see AppleScript
  46. expand - Convert tabs to spaces
  47. expr - valuate expressions
  48. false - Do nothing, unsuccessfully
  49. fdisk - Partition table manipulator for Darwin UFS/HFS/DOS
  50. find - Search for files that meet a desired criteria
  51. fmt - Reformat paragraph text
  52. fold - Wrap text to fit a specified width
  53. foreach - Loop, expand words, and execute commands
  54. fsck - Filesystem consistency check and repair
  55. ftp - Internet file transfer program
  56. GetFileInfo - Get attributes of HFS+ files
  57. getopt - Parse positional parameters
  58. goto - Jump to label and continue execution
  59. grep - Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern
  60. groups - Print group names a user is in
  61. gzip - Compress or decompress files
  62. head - Display the first lines of a file
  63. history - Command History
  64. hostname - Print or set system name
  65. id - Print user and group names/id's
  66. if - Conditionally perform a command
  67. info - Help info
  68. install - Copy files and set attributes
  69. jobs - List active jobs
  70. join - Join lines on a common field
  71. kill - Stop a process from running
  72. l - List files in long format (ls -l)
  73. ll - List files in long format, showing invisible files (ls -la)
  74. less - Display output one screen at a time
  75. ln - Make links between files (hard links, symbolic links)
  76. locate - Find files
  77. logname - Print current login name
  78. login - log into the computer
  79. logout - Exit a login shell (bye)
  80. lpr - Print files
  81. lprm - Remove jobs from the print queue
  82. lpstat - Printer status information
  83. ls - List information about file(s)
  84. lsbom - List a bill of materials file
  85. lsof - List open files
  86. man - Help manual
  87. mkdir - Create new folder(s)
  88. mkfifo - Make FIFOs (named pipes)
  89. more - Display output one screen at a time
  90. mount - Mount a file system
  91. mv - Move or rename files or directories
  92. net - Manage network resources
  93. nice - Set the priority of a command
  94. nohup - Run a command immune to hangups
  95. onintr - Control the action of a shell interrupt
  96. open - Open a file/folder/URL/Application
  97. osascript - Execute AppleScript
  98. passwd - Modify a user password
  99. paste - Merge lines of files
  100. pico - Simple text editor
  101. popd - Restore the previous value of the current directory
  102. pr - Convert text files for printing
  103. printenv - Print environment variables
  104. printf - Format and print data
  105. ps - Process status
  106. pushd - Save and then change the current directory
  107. pwd - Print Working Directory
  108. quota - Display disk usage and limits
  109. rcp - Copy files between machines.
  110. repeat - Execute a command multiple times
  111. rm - Remove filesrmdir Remove folder(s)
  112. rpm - Remote Package Manager
  113. rsync - Remote file copy (Synchronize file trees)
  114. RsyncX - Remote file copy (Synchronize file trees)
  115. say - Convert text to audible speech
  116. sched - Schedule a command to run at a later time
  117. sdiff - Merge two files interactively
  118. sed - Stream Editor
  119. set - Set a shell variable = value
  120. setenv - Set an environment variable = value
  121. setfile - Set attributes of HFS+ files
  122. shift - Shift positional parameters
  123. shutdown - Shutdown or restart OS X
  124. sleep - Delay for a specified time
  125. softwareupdate - System software update tool
  126. sort - Sort text files
  127. split - Split a file into fixed-size pieces
  128. stop - Stop a job or process
  129. su - Substitute user identity
  130. sudo - Execute a command as another user
  131. sum - Print a checksum for a file
  132. switch - Conditionally perform a command
  133. tail - Output the last part of files
  134. tar - Tape ARchiver
  135. tee - Redirect output to multiple files
  136. test - Condition evaluation
  137. time - Measure Program Resource Use
  138. touch - Change file timestamps
  139. traceroute - Trace Route to Hosttr Translate, squeeze, and/or delete characters
  140. true - Do nothing, successfully
  141. tty - Print filename of terminal on stdin
  142. umask - Users file creation mask
  143. umount - Unmount a device
  144. unalias - Remove an alias
  145. uname - Print system information
  146. unexpand - Convert spaces to tabs
  147. uniq - Uniquify files
  148. units - Convert units from one scale to another
  149. unset - Remove variable or function names
  150. unsetenv - Remove environment variable
  151. users - Print login names of users currently logged in
  152. uuencode - Encode a binary file
  153. uudecode - Decode a file created by uuencode
  154. wc - Print byte, word, and line counts
  155. where - Report all known instances of a command
  156. which - Locate a program file in the user's pathwhile Execute commands
  157. who - Print all usernames currently logged on
  158. whoami - Print the current user id and name (`id -un')
  159. xargs - Execute utility - passing arguments
  160. yes - Print a string until interrupted
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May 08, 2008

Eat Bananas? Why Should I?

Eat Bananas? Why Should I?
Here Are Some Facts, Why You Should Eat Bananas?

Below are some facts about Bananas, One Of The Most Popular Fruits In The World :
  1. About 50 percent of people who are allergic to latex are often also allergic to bananas.
  2. Alexander the Great first came across bananas in India in 327 B.C.
  3. Bananas were introduced to the United States at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Celebration, where they were sold wrapped in foil for 10 cents each.
  4. Before Cavendish, Gros Michel was the main banana cultivar exported on a mass, commercial scale. In the mid-20th century, Gros Michel was ravaged by Panama disease and is no longer sold commercially.
  5. Chiquita was initially called the United Fruit Company. In the 20th century, they played a controversial role in the politics of Central America, where they had vast holdings. The company earned the nickname of "The Octopus" in the region because they had their hands in so many political pots.
  6. India is the #1 banana producer in the world.
  7. In 2001, Britain recorded 300 incidents of injuries related to bananas. The majority of these involved people slipping on banana peels.
  8. In Uganda, bananas are such a big part of the diet that the same word, matooke, is used for both "food" and "banana."
  9. It is believed by many experts that bananas were the first fruit cultivated by humans.
  10. It is believed that the Cavendish, like the Gros Michel, will be devastated by Panama disease within 20 years and will no longer be able to be produced commercially. This would be a difficult blow to the banana industry.
  11. Panama disease, or Fusarium wilt, is a fungus that attacks banana plants. It was reported in Australia in the 19th century.
  12. Plantains are a type of banana that are not as sweet and are usually cooked. While not as commonly eaten in North America, plantains are a dietary staple in many tropical regions.
  13. Scientists are trying to develop a hybrid, disease-resistant banana.
  14. The average American consumes 28 pounds of bananas per year.
  15. The banana is the fruit of this herb.The cluster of bananas sold in supermarkets is a "hand" of bananas, while the individual bananas on the hand are called fingers.
  16. The banana peel is edible, though perhaps not very palatable unless cooked.
  17. The banana split was invented in 1904 by 23-year-old David Evans Strickler, an employee at the Tassel Pharmacy soda fountain in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  18. The banana "tree" is not really a tree, but a giant herb.
  19. The CIA-sponsored 1954 coup that overthrew the democratically-elected Guatemalan government headed by Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán is believed to be a direct result of influence by the United Fruit Company, which had an antagonistic relationship with the Arbenz government.
  20. The most popular banana cultivar in the world is the Cavendish. This is the banana most often seen in U.S. and European markets.
  21. The pejorative term "banana republic" was coined by American writer O. Henry. He used it in reference to Honduras, but the term became widely used in reference to any Latin American, Caribbean, or African country that was politically unstable, relied heavily on basic agriculture, and was not technologically advanced.
  22. The song "Yes, We Have No Bananas" was released in 1923 and became a huge hit. It refers to the banana shortage at the time.
  23. The strings that go up and down the length of bananas are called Phloem Bundles. They help distribute nutrients to every part of the growing bananas.
  24. The yellow bananas that are most often sold in supermarkets are sometimes called "dessert bananas" because they are soft and sweet.
  25. Worldwide, bananas are the fourth largest fruit crop.

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May 06, 2008

SEO Secret Ninjutsu Technique

SEO Secret Ninjutsu Technique

The title of this article is designed to illustrate the point of this article. Today we won't be talking about some Black-Hat SEO Tactics. What we're going to uncovered here are the hidden / secret (i.e. dark) areas of effective SEO strategy. Here I'm going to illustrate some of the tricks that can be used to drive traffic to your site. Is this a conflict? Not really; these "tricks" aren't so much directed at search engines as they are website owners and visitors. These are marketing tricks, not SEO tricks - they just happen to help you with your rankings.

Basic - Google Review

When most people think of Google they think of the dominant search engine (and in that they would be right). HOWEVER if Google was primarily a search engine they would be much smaller than they are now. No, they are an advertising company and the world's largest at that. To this end they need traffic, market share, and clicks. They need you to love Google.com, visit it often, visit their other properties and offerings such as Gmail.

If you do this, the odds of you clicking on one of the paid ads increases and their primary function is fulfilled. It is driven by this purpose that Google has developed the most complex search algorithm that has ever existed. Their search is their primary source of traffic. The better their results, the more you will return, the greater the likelihood you will click an ad, the more revenue they generate (thus leading to their continued increases in reported revenue quarter-after-quarter). Why is this important?

Because this is the driving force of their current algorithm and will be for the foreseeable future we can assume that any action that increases relevant traffic to your site, increases the stickiness of your site and/or increases the number of links from relevant sites to yours will help your rankings and it will help Google keep their visitors loyal.

Let's also recall the purpose of this article. This is NOT an article about black-hat search engine optimization tactics, it's about the Secret Ninjutsu Technique aspects of SEO that are often overlooked. And so, without further ado, let's get down to the meat - what are the dark tactics that you can use to boost your website rankings.

Building A Sticky Site

A point I've made in past articles that I will reinforce here as opposed to "contradicting" will be that of the importance of a sticky site. Of course, monitoring your statistics to assess your visitors' behavior is an important practice for the conversions on your site however it's importance from a search engine optimization perspective is often overlooked. I've mentioned before and I'll mention again, the search engines have the ability to monitor the length of time a visitor spends between visits to that engine. If you are on Google, enter "NeoBot's" into it and visit the NeoBots Weblogs site but only spend 5 seconds there before hitting the back button Google can infer that the site was not what you were looking for. If it was 5 or 10 minutes before you returned back to Google they could thus infer that you found content you found useful to your query.

So let's put that more obviously, having a site on which visitors find what they're looking for quickly, easily, and in a visually pleasing way will increase their time on your site which will thus increase the assumption by the search engines that you are relevant for the phrase the searcher has queried. This will reinforce that your site does indeed belong among the top site. As a disclaimer: this works on a mass scale so don't go running off and clicking through to you competitors and quickly hitting the back button. First, it's unethical (like clicking their paid links) and second, it doesn't work like that (how big a hole would THAT be in the algorithm) so it would only be a waste of your time.

Clickability Counts

The engines know when your site appears in a set of search results and they further know how often your site was click on when it appeared. The more often your site is selected when presented in a set of results the more relevant it is assumed to be and thus, the more entrenched it becomes in that set of results (assuming your stickiness issues are dealt with).

What this means is that your title and description matter, not just as part of the classical search engine optimization tactics we've used them for since the 90's but also to draw visitors to your site. Fortunately the end goal of the engines closely matches what your own end goal should be for your site - maximizing traffic.

Keep It Short, & Easily Read

Always keep it short, easily read, and always such that the whole title will appear in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). Our clickthroughs are much higher with shorter titles than longer and we have seen the same results with client sites.

The same applies to your description tag but the rules are a bit different. With your description tag you want to make sure to include your Targeted Keywords and make the copy compelling to a searcher. The reason for this is that when searched keywords are including in your description, is is typically the description that appears in the SERPs. This give you an opportunity to determine how your ad to the world appears. You write your title, you write your description - write both well and your clickthroughs will increase. And when your clickthroughs go up, the implied relevancy the engines will assume your site has to that phrase will increase with it and thus, so too will your Rankings for that phrase.

Getting People To Link To You

We're not going to bother discussing reciprocal Link Building, directory submissions or the other usual suspects. There are countless articles out there on those topics; what we're going to focus on here are the tactics for getting articles picked up widely the resources you want to get them onto (and if you're reading this - you know it works) as well as ways to get the links that both you and the search engines will love the most - the ones you don't ask for or work for outside of creating a great site with useful content. The best part of these links is that they not only work to boost your link popularity but they also tend to drive great traffic to your site. Let's begin with articles.

When you're working to publish an article there are two main audience members: the readers and, more importantly, the editors (I say more importantly as they're the ones that determine if you have any readers at all). There are some tactics for increasing both:
  1. Write a compelling title. This gets back to the point I was making in the first paragraph. Everyone is interested in Black Hat SEO, even those of us who don't practice it. Readers will be drawn to it as it receives relatively low coverage and editors like to publishing something that they feel may draw some controversy. While this article doesn't get into black hat tactics as some editors may have hoped, it will draw them in and get their attention.
  2. Find quality related resources and get the article published there. You can do it manually through a search engine. You want the places you submit to, to be related to your industry and you want them to provide a Link Back. If you can setup that link as anchor text instead of your URL - all the better.
  3. Keep a list and add to it. If you're going to publish multiple articles don't start from scratch every time. Keep a list and try to add a few sites to it with each submission. This will keep your list growing and get you more exposure/links as time goes on.
  4. Keep a good relationship with the editors. They are the end-all-be-all of whether this tactic will work or not as a link and traffic building tactic. Make sure you're polite and don't write nasty emails if you get declined. Read what they say and make sure to take it into account with future articles.
But what if you don't want to Build Links with articles, what if you want to get links the old fashioned way (and I'm talking about the old old old way - you know, before there was any SEO value to it). What if you would like to get people to link to you simply because they like your content (I know, shocking but it actually happens !!!) There are a few different factors that you need to take into account to accomplish this. Here are a few important rules to follow:
  1. You'll need to create content that others will want to link to. This is an art in-and-of-itself. I wrote about some of the basic rules involved with this in a past article "Link Building Campaign" and so I won't repeat it here.
  2. Get the bait into social bookmarking sites. This will get people interested in your topic aware of it. If it's good, they may link to it. Don't just focus on Digg and the other majors, look around for some industry-specific bookmarking sites. For example, when this article is complete I'll work to get it into Sphinn, an SEO bookmarking site. Read This, "100 Blogging Toolset".
  3. Get the bait into forums and/or blogs. I'm not talking about blog sp@mming here, I'm talking about finding blogs and forums that are RELATED to your topic and who's visitors could be genuinely helped by the tool, information, etc. that you're providing. Don't worry if the blog has rel="nofollow" on the links. The purpose is webmaster awareness, not getting links from the blogs (I'll leave that to a different article).
  4. Promote the bait on your site. Use banners, links, your blog, etc. to build awareness.
  5. Provide the code to link to your bait. The easier you make it for people to link to you, the more of them will. Provide the code with a text and banner option and you'll increase the number of people who will link to you.
  6. Put out a press release. If it's big enough news, put out a press release. If the media grabs it you've won the lottery both in publicity and in high valued links.
  7. If the topic of your bait is searched on the engines, rank it. :)

So these are the Secret Ninjutsu Technique we're talking about. Not Black-Hat SEO Technique. Add these to your repertoire of thoughts as you optimize and link building for your site and you've given yourself a one-up over most if not all of your competition.

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May 05, 2008

Tactics - Grey Hat SEO

Tactics - Grey Hat SEO

This Tactics are categorized as the Grey Hat SEO. It's because this tactics fall in the grey area between legitimate tactics and search engine spam. They include tactics such as cloaking, paid links, duplicate content and a number of others. Unless you are on the correct side of this equation these tactics are not recommended.

It may be very tempting to to enlist grey-hat and black-hat SEO tactics in order to rank well. But, by doing so you're just one step closer to be Doomed To The Net Hell (stands a very good chance of getting your website penalized). There are legitimate methods for ranking a website well on the search engines. It is highly recommended that webmasters and SEO's put in the extra time and effort to properly rank a website well, insuring that the site will not be penalized down the road or even banned from the search engines entirely.

Note : Even if the search engines cannot detect these tactics when they are used as spam, your competitors will undoubtedly be on the lookout and report your site to the engines in order to eliminate you from the competition.


There are times when cloaking is considered a legitimate tactic by users and search engines alike. Basically, if there is a logical reason why you should be allowed to present different information to the search engines than the visitor (if you have content behind a "members only" area for example) you are relatively safe. Even so, this tactic is very risky and it is recommended that you contact each search engine, present your reasoning, and allow them the opportunity to approve it's use.

Arguably, another example of a site legitimately using cloaking, is when the site is mainly image-based such as an art site. In this event, provided that the text used to represent the page accurately defines the page and image(s) on it, this could be considered a legitimate use of cloaking. As cloaking has often been abused, if other methods such as adding visible text to the page is possible it is recommended. If there are no other alternatives it is recommended that you contact the search engine prior to adding this tactic and explain your argument.

Paid Links

The practice of purchasing link on websites solely for the increase in link-popularity that it can mean has grown steadily over the last year-or-so with link auction sites such as LinkAdage making this practice easier.

When links are purchased as pure advertising the practice is considered legitimate, while the practice of purchasing links only for the increase in link-popularity is considered an abuse and efforts will be made to either discount the links or penalize the site (usually the sellers though not always).

As a general rule, if you are purchasing links you should do so for the traffic that they will yield and consider any increase in link-popularity to be an "added bonus".

Duplicate Content

Due primarily to the increase in popularity of affiliate programs, duplicate content on the web has become an increasingly significant problem for both search engines and search engine users alike with the same or similar sitesdominating the top positions in the search engine results pages.

To address this problem many search engines have added filters that seek out pages with the same or very similar content and eliminate the duplicate. Even at times when the duplicate content is not detected by the search engines it is often reported by competitors and the site's rankings penalized.

There are times when duplicate content is considered legitimate by both search engines and visitors and that is on resource sites. A site that consists primarily as an index of articles on a specific subject-matter will not be penalized by posting articles that occur elsewhere on the net, though the weight it may be given as additional content will likely not be as high as a page of unique content.

If you find competitors using these tactics it is not unethical to report them to the search engines. You are helping yourself, the search engines, and the visitors by insuring that only legitimate companies, providing real information and content, appear at the top of the search engines.

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Tactics - White Hat SEO

Tactics - White Hat SEO

White Hat Tactics SEO are any SEO tactic that maintains the integrity of your website and the SERPs (search engine results pages).

Internal Linking

By far one of the easiest ways to stop your website from ranking well on the search engines is to make it difficult for search engines to find their way through it. Many sites use some form of script to enable fancy drop-down navigation, etc. Many of these scripts cannot be crawled by the search engines resulting in unindexed pages.

While many of these effects add visual appeal to a website, if you are using scripts or some other form of navigation that will hinder the spidering of your website it is important to add text links to the bottom of at least your homepage linking to all you main internal pages including a sitemap to your internal pages.

Reciprocal Linking

Exchanging links with other webmasters is a good way (not the best, but good) of attaining additional incoming links to your site. While the value of reciprocal links has declined a bit over the past year they certainly still do have their place.

A VERY important note is that if you do plan on building reciprocal links it is important to make sure that you do so intelligently. Random reciprocal link building in which you exchange links with any and virtually all sites that you can will not help you over the long run. Link only to sites that are related to yours and who's content your visitors will be interested in and preferably which contain the keywords that you want to target. Building relevancy through association is never a bad thing unless you're linking to bad neighborhoods (penalized industries and/or websites).

Content Creation

Don't confuse "content creation" with doorway pages and the such. When we recommend content creation we are discussing creating quality, unique content that will be of interest to your visitors and which will add value to your site.

The more content-rich your site is the more valuable it will appear to the search engines, your human visitors, and to other webmasters who will be far more likely to link to your website if they find you to be a solid resource on their subject.

Creating good content can be very time-consuming, however it will be well worth the effort in the long run. As an additional bonus, these new pages can be used to target additional keywords related to the topic of the page.

Writing For Others

You know more about your business that those around you so why not let everyone know? Whether it be in the form of articles, forum posts, or a spotlight piece on someone else's website, creating content that other people will want to read and post on their sites is one of the best ways to build links to your website that don't require a reciprocal link back.

Site Optimization

The manipulation of your content, wording, and site structure for the purpose of attaining high search engine positioning is the backbone of SEO and the search engine positioning industry. Everything from creating solid title and meta tags to tweaking the content to maximize it's search engine effectiveness is key to any successful optimization effort.

That said, it is of primary importance that the optimization of a website not detract from the message and quality of content contained within the site. There's no point in driving traffic to a site that is so poorly worded that it cannot possibly convey the desired message and which thus, cannot sell. Site optimization must always take into account the maintenance of the salability and solid message of the site while maximizing it's exposure on the search engines.

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Tactics - Black Hat SEO

Tactics - Black Hat SEO

The Following Tactics (Black Hat SEO) are not listed to help you "trick" the Search Engines but to warn you that by implemented this Tactics, you're one step closer Doomed To The Net Hell (Supplemental Page / Blacklisted / Banned). Constantly some Webmasters attempt to "trick" the Search Engines into ranking sites and pages based on illegitimate means.

Whether this is through the use of doorway pages, hidden text, interlinking, keyword spamming or other means they are meant to only trick a search engine into placing a website high in the rankings.

Because of This, Sites Using Black Hat SEO Tactics Tend To Drop From These Positions As Fast As They Climb (If They Do Climb At All).

Due to the sheer number of tricks and scripts used against search engines they could not possibly all be listed here. Below you will find only some of the most common black-hat tactics. Many SEO's and webmasters have simply modified the below tactics in hopes that the new technique will work. Truthfully they may, but not forever and probably not for long.

These Tactics Are Considered Black-Hat For A Reason.
This Page Is To Note The Tactics That You Will Hear About From Other SEO's.
These Are Not Legitimate Tactics And While Some May Work In The Short Term.
They WILL Get Your Website Penalized And/Or Banned Eventually.

Keyword Stuffing

This is probably one of the most commonly abused forms of search engine spam. Essentially this is when a webmaster or SEO places a large number of instances of the targeted keyword phrase in hopes that the search engine will read this as relevant. In order to offset the fact that this text generally reads horribly it will often be placed at the bottom of a page and in a very small font size. An additional tactic that is often associated with this practice is hidden text which is commented on below.

Hidden Text

Hidden text is text that is set at the same color as the background or very close to it. While the major search engines can easily detect text set to the same color as a background some webmasters will try to get around it by creating an image file the same color as the text and setting the image file as the background. While undetectable at this time to the search engines this is blatant spam and websites using this tactic are usually quickly reported by competitors and the site will surely be blacklisted.


In short, cloaking is a method of presenting different information to the search engines than a human visitor would see. There are too many methods of cloaking to possibly list here and some of them are still undetectable by the search engines. That said, which methods still work and how long they will is rarely set-in-stone and like hidden text, when one of your competitors figures out what is being done (and don't think they aren't watching you if you're holding one of the top search engine positions) they can and will report your site and it will get banned.

Doorway Pages

Doorway pages are pages added to a website solely to target a specific keyword phrase or phrases and provide little in the way of value to a visitor. Generally the content on these pages provide no information and the page is only there to promote a phrase in hopes that once a visitor lands there, that they will go to the homepage and continue on from there. Often to save time these pages are generated by software and added to a site automatically. This is a very dangerous practice. Not only are many of the methods of injecting doorway pages banned by the search engines but a quick report to the search engine of this practice and your website will simply disappear along with all the legitimate ranks you have attained with your genuine content pages.


Redirecting, when used as a black-hat tactic, is most commonly brought in as a compliment to doorway pages. Because doorway pages generally have little or no substantial content, redirects are sometime applied to automatically move a visitor to a page with actual content such as the homepage of the site. As quickly as the search engines find ways of detecting such redirects, the spammers are uncovering ways around detection. That said, the search engines figure them out eventually and your site will be penalized. That or you'll be reported by a competitor or a disgruntled searcher.

Duplicate Sites

A throwback tactic that rarely works these days. When affiliate programs became popular many webmasters would simply create a copy of the site they were promoting, tweak it a bit, and put it online in hopes that it would outrank the site it was promoting and capture their sales. As the search engines would ideally like to see unique content across all of their results this tactic was quickly banned and the search engines have methods for detecting and removing duplicate sites from their index. If the site is changed just enough to avoid automatic detection with hidden text or the such, you can once again be reported to the search engines and be banned that way.


As incoming links became more important for search engine positioning the practice of building multiple websites and linking them together to build the overall link popularity of them all became a common practice. This tactic is more difficult to detect than others when done "correctly" (we cannot give the method for "correct" interlinking here as it's still undetectable at the time of this writing and we don't want to provide a means to spam engines). This tactic is difficult to detect from a user standpoint unless you end up with multiple sites in the top positions on the search engines in which case it is likely that you will be reported.

Reporting Your Competitors

While this may seem a bit off, the practice of reporting competitors that you find using the tactics noted above or other search engine spam tactics is entirely legitimate and shouldn't be considered at all unethical. When we take on search engine positioning clients this is always incorporated into our practices when applicable (which happily is not that often).

When A Competitor Uses Unfair Tactics To Beat You
It Is Entirely Fair To Report Them.

If you have competitors that you feel are using illegitimate tactics to beat you on the search engines feel free to visit our "Report Spam" page for links to where to go on the major search engines to report spam results and sites to them. Just make sure you're own site is clean when you do.

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Type Of Links - Choose Wisely - Complete Guide For WebMasters

Type Of Links - Choose Wisely

Type of Links

Over the years, different types of links have come up. It is essential for a link builder to know the difference between each kind of link to be able to judge its quality and importance.

One Way Links/Non-reciprocal Links

One way links are the most precious links for a website, especially if the quality of incoming one way links is also good. Usually, sites providing useful content to visitors over a long period of time get a lot of natural one-way links to their websites. One way links are given the most importance as they are not manipulative in any manner. People link to a website with related Keywords and Anchor Texts as they find appropriate, according to the theme of the website they are linking to.

Two Way Links/Reciprocal Links

Two Way linking or Reciprocal Links are also called Link Exchange. The two websites come to an agreement of putting the other website’s link on their website in exchange of a link to their website. Search Engines have now started giving less importance to Two Way links, due to the exploitation they have received at the hands of spammers and other black hat SEO practicing individuals.

However, this does not mean that two-way linking or link exchange is no longer being used by Website owners and webmasters. Two Way links with related websites can be extremely beneficial for a websites presence over the Internet.

The biggest drawback of link exchange is the amount of time and effort that goes in the entire process. At times, it can be very time consuming to find good link partners, email them, add a link to your website, and then check back if they have linked to your website or not. In that case, you either end up sending them another reminder email, removing their link on your website, or simply forget about the link that was added by you in your links page, but never reciprocated.

Three Way Links

Over time, Search Engines started giving less importance to Two-Way links or Exchanged links. As a result, webmasters came up with another method of tricking the Search Engines in exchanging links with other website. In three-way links, 3 websites are involved in the exchange rather than 2 websites interlinking each other.

In three way linking, website A links to Website B, which links to Website C, which in turn links back to Website A. Hence, Search Engines consider that a Website A is linking to B, but B is not linking back to A; hence it could be a one-way, non-reciprocal or incoming link.

However, Search Engines like Google are able to detect three-way and four-way links also to some extent, and this practice is becoming unpopular among webmasters due to its over-complicated nature.

Deep Links

Deep Links are links pointing to internal pages of your website. These pages could be important landing pages covering other related and important Keywords of your site theme. It is equally important to get deep links to your webpages as it is to get links for the home page of your website.

Links from FFA Sites and Link Farms

Not all websites over the internet are good. So care must be taken when choosing link partners for your website. You should avoid websites that are banned on Search Engines. Similarly, you should avoid Free For All Sites, also known as FFA Sites.

FFA Sites and Link Farms are those websites which have hundreds and hundreds of unrelated links all on one page. These pages often have automated link submission forms, which they use to collect emails and other related information like name from you, which are later used to send email spam.

Good webmasters will always avoid submitting links to such farms, and will also NEVER link to any FFA Site. However, webmasters cannot completely control where their links are submitted or added, which is why extreme care must be taken in identifying these websites.

A good indication of FFA sites and Link Farms is that they have hundreds of unrelated and spam links, mostly going to adult or medical websites. These websites are also penalized by Search Engines and usually have PR 0 and are banned by Search Engines. Submitting to these should be avoided and linking to them should be avoided at all costs.

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Tools - Links Building Campaign - Complete Guide For WebMasters

Links Building Campaign Tools

Competitors Back Links

A good way to identify and find good link partners is to contact all those websites which are directly linking to your competitors. These linking websites can be easily identified using the search engine queries and commands for finding back links to a website as mentioned in the beginning of this guide.

The best way is to identify 10 or 15 big competitor websites and study the inbound links to those websites. This way you can identify hundreds of useful and quality link partners in a short amount of time. Then you can start contacting these link partners by email or by directly calling them for a link exchange.

Keyword Search

Another method used to find good link partners to exchange links with is to do a Keyword Search. This Keyword search can be carried out on any popular Search Engine like Google. Google offers a number of queries that can be used by webmasters to refine their search and find exactly what they are looking for. Examples of such Google Useful Queries are the intitle, allintitle, inurl and allinurl commands.

A combination of Search Terms like Add Link, Submit Link, Add URL, Link Submission, Resources, Link Partners etc. can be used along with a combination of your target Keywords and Key-phrases to find prospective link partners looking to exchange links with other related websites.

Taking the example of widgets, say you want to find websites related to the theme of widgets. You can search for the following terms on Google or any other Search Engine to find websites willing to exchange links and related to the theme you are looking for:

Widgets Add Link, Widgets Submit Link, Widgets Link Submission Form, Widgets Add URL, Widgets Link Submission, Free Widget Resources, Widget Link Partners, Widget Links

Similarly, the Google Specific Queries can be used:

intitle:widget links
This will fetch all indexed webpages which have widget appearing in the title or links appearing anywhere in the title of a webpage or both.

allintitle:widget links
This will fetch all indexed webpages which have both these KWs being used in the title.

inurl:widget links
This will fetch all indexed webpages which have widget appearing in the URL or links appearing anywhere in the URL of a webpage or both.

allinurl:widget links
This will fetch all indexed webpages which have both these KWs being used in the URL.

Directory Submissions

Directory Submissions should be one of the most important things that should be done especially for new websites. Submitting your site to directories is another way to get free incoming links targeting the most important Keywords. Many Web Directories are free to submit to and are also fast in approving the submitted links. Others will take 4 - 6 weeks to approve your link and include it in the listings.

Since all directories are divided into specific categories and sub-categories, it will always be easy to find a page in the directory where you can submit your link. Submission Policies for all the directories should be strictly followed in order to get fast approval of your submitted links.

Some large directories like DMOZ and Yahoo! Directory should be your first priority to submit a link. These directories are huge and get a lot of traffic and users everyday, and a listing in any of these popular directories can bring targeted traffic and users to your website on a regular basis. Moreover, directories like ODP are used by so many other web directories, and also by the Google Directory, so it will be highly beneficial to get a listing in DMOZ.

You can also look for ‘List of Search Engine Friendly Web Directories’ to submit your website links to. A big list of search engine friendly websites is also available on this website.

Forum Posts & Signatures

If your website is specifically related to a niche, you can promote your website on Forums that are specifically related to your website theme. Many forums allow you to use a signature in your posts, which can be very beneficial if your website is of interest to other posters and visitors to the forum. Similarly, mentioning your website inside the forum posts where possible can bring targeted links pointing to your website.

Actively participating on a high traffic forum can bring a steady stream of users to your website. If your website is specific to a region, promoting it in a regional community can also be extremely beneficial.

Blog Comments

Similar to Forum Posts, Blog Comments are another easy and convenient way to get free incoming links to your website. However, as with the case with Forum Posts, your blog comments should also be highly specific and useful for the readers of that Blog. Spammy Blog comments on unrelated sites will not be of much use. In fact, too many spammy Blog comments might harm your website and get it penalized by Search Engines.

Search Engines look for relevancy and themed links for a website. If your link is found on thousands of unrelated poor quality pages, it can be harmful for your website and Search Engines might end up showing a poor ranking for your website in the Search Results.

Link Baiting

Link Baiting is another very useful method of getting links to a website. This is a technique specifically used by Bloggers and website owners to a lesser extent. Link Baiting involves adding something really unique on your blog or website, which creates a buzz among the target audience. This content or new feature on the blog or website ‘baits’ the viewers which attracts them to link to or bookmark the interesting content. Link Baiting is a targeted technique, which falls under the task of link building, and attracts a lot of natural incoming links to a website or blog.

According to Matt Cutt “Link Baiting is anything interesting enough to catch people’s attention”

A properly created page can attract a huge amount of incoming links, with very little or no effort at all. These links can come from high traffic websites, like digg.com which can again bring a lot of targeted traffic to your website, and not to forget, lots and lots of natural links from other websites and blogs.

Unlike other link building techniques, where you contact webmasters to link to you, in link baiting you actually bring the links to you by offering something useful, unique or popular on your blog or website.

Article Writing

Article Writing is one of the most effective ways of building links to your website. It involves writing an interesting article related to your niche, and submitting it to article submission websites like EzineArticles, GoArticles, ArticleAlley, ArticleBiz, ArticleCity, ArticleDashboard, EasyArticles and many more.

The submitted article(s) will have direct links pointing to your websites and its pages. Most of these Article Submission websites allow multiple links in the article body, which is a very convenient way of getting one way links to your website. The use of proper link texts and linking to internal pages can be the easiest way to get deep links to your website using appropriate anchor texts.

Press Releases

Similar to Article Writing, Press Releases are a very powerful method of getting hundreds of incoming links to your website. Properly Submitted Press Releases can get lots and lots of visitors to a website, especially if the press releases are submitted to popular news sites and syndicated to Google and Yahoo! News.


A common method of finding and contacting link partners is by sending emails. You can invite prospective link partners to do a link exchange by contacting the prospective website owner through email. The email can mention benefits of link building, or can be a simple request for a link exchange as the theme of the two websites is related to each other. Methods for finding good link partners and sample email templates that you can use to contact a site owner for link exchange are given in the coming sections of this guide.

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Link Texts, Link Directory & Link Building Tecniques - Complete Guide For WebMasters

Link Texts, Link Directory & Link Building Tecniques

Link Texts and Descriptions

Once you have the list of highly searched Keywords and phrases, now you can move on to the step of making the Link Texts and Link Descriptions for your website which you will be submitting to web directories. These Link Texts and Descriptions are typically referred to as the ‘Link To Us’ or ‘Link To Me’ code, which can be used by other website owners to link to your site or blog.

You can add a completely new webpage to your website where you can add different variations of ‘Link To Us’ codes. This is necessary because you want webmasters to link to you using the most important Keywords. Also, the code given on the Link-To-Us page makes it easier for webmasters and other website owners to simply copy and paste the code to their website links page in order to give you a link.

Tips for making Link Texts and Descriptions

When making the Link-To-Us code, make sure the Link Titles and Link Descriptions are making sense. Most webmasters or newbies make the mistake of creating long link texts and descriptions simply stuffed with the important Keywords. Such Anchor Texts usually make little sense, and are not interesting enough to attract attention by visitors to click on it.

It is always a good idea to make variations of link texts. Initially you can make 5 to 6 different link texts for your home page of the website. You can make more for other important landing pages for your website. Also, avoid repeating a Keyword again and again in the Link Texts and Descriptions.

Links Directory or Pages

Since you will be managing and carrying out a link exchange campaign for your website, you will need to link to other industry related websites in exchange for a link. For this, you will need to get the link pages on your site ready before you actually start sending any link exchange emails.

You should spend some time on deciding the format for your link page(s).

* Will you have only one links page?
* Will you have multiple link pages?
* What Kind of websites will you add to your link pages(s) if you exchange links?
* Can you use a links directory with categories and sub-categories in it so you can easily manage the links to other websites from your website?

These are some of the important questions you need to ask yourself before you make any final decisions about your link pages, also popularly referred to as ‘Link Partner Pages’, ‘Link Resources’, ‘Link Partners’ or simply ‘Friends’.

Most of the link pages and categories and sub-categories can be easily created using some link management tool like Arelis. For larger link directories, it is advisable to use some Free Link Management Program like PHP Links Directory, also known as PHPLD.

It is always a good idea to spend some time looking at other web directories and link pages of competitor and other industry related websites to get more ideas.

Once you have everything organized and in-place, you can now move on to the link building techniques outlined in the next part of this guide and start finding good link partners for your website to exchange links with.

Link Building Techniques

There are a number of techniques that can be followed to get inbound links for a website. If done correctly, proper link promotion can dramatically increase the number of quality websites that link to you. Additional incoming links will further provide your website with a consistent stream of targeted visitors, both from the websites as well as from the Search Engines.

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Sample Email Letter - Complete Guide For WebMasters

Sample Email Letter

Here is a sample email letter that can be used to email webmasters and other website owners for link exchange.

[SUBJECT: Exchanging links with your site]

Hello [Name of person],

After visiting your site [URL here], I believe it would be mutually beneficial to exchange links. Our site [Your site URL here] provides [give a description of your website theme, and information about your main product or service].

A link to your site has already been placed on our links page at [URL of the links page]. It would be appreciated if you would reciprocate with a link back to our site as well.

You can use the following details to link to our website :

URL: [Complete website URL here]
Title: [Anchor Text here using the important Keywords]
Description: [Link Description here with some more Keywords]

If you want the details for your link changed, do let me know.

Best Regards,

[Your Name]

[Your Designation]
[Website URL]
[Phone, Fax and other Contact Details]

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