How Many back links do you have?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
So how do you tell how many back links a site has? A good question. First thing you want to do is go to rather than Google or MSN and search for the term “linkdomain:” and then the web site you want to inquire about using the Yahoo search box. This will take you to Yahoo’s Site Explorer site. For example linkdomain:

When you do this for your site you will see two boxes at the top of the page. One will show the number of pages on your website, and the second will show the total number of inbound links to your site. These are your back links.
Now if you want to see what you need to do to outrank that pesky competitor of yours, it wouldn’t hurt to enter their domain name the same way and see how many pages they have on their site and particularly how many back links they have.

You might want to pay attention to who their back links are from, because there is a good chance you may be able to get back links from some of the same places.

Play around with with this and get your self high powered backlink.
links could rank higher.

Tips To Increase Alexa Rank

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Alexa rank is important for a blog. Not only that Alexa Rank can help you to determine the popularity of a blog. Alexa rank is also a requirement to help you to earn some money on the internet.

Here are some tips to increase the alexa rank. Hopefully you will find it useful.

  1. Install Alexa rank widget - Other than to show alexa ranking on your blog, by installing Alexa rank widget on your blog it will help to collect traffic data from your blog easier.
  2. Install Alexa toolbar - Alexa ranking is calculated based on the number of visitors who install Alexa toolbar in their browser. Therefore, install Alexa toolbar in the browser is the most effective way to increase the alexa rank.
  3. Frequently open your blog - Besides traffic, Alexa rank is also affected by the number of page views on blogs. Therefore, frequently to open your blog. Thus the number of page views of your blog will increase. To get better results, install the Alexa toolbar on your browser.
  4. Claims your blog in the Alexa - By claiming your blog in Alexa it will be easier for Alexa to track and collect traffic data from your blog in order to speed up alexa rank update on your blog. To claim your blog on Alexa is easy enough. Follow these steps:
  • Visit
  • If you have not sign up with Alexa please do so by click on Register. Once your account is established, log into your account Alexa.
  • Click the Services menu and then on the new page click the Claim your site
  • Enter your blog address. For example, then click Claim your site.
  • After that you'll be given two methods to claim your site. In order to more easier use the 2nd method. Copy the meta tag code provided and paste it into your blog. Place just below the tag and save your template. If you have never installed Google and Yahoo sitemap on your blog then put it underneath.
  • When you are finish, go back to and click on Verify my meta tags button Messages "Thanks,your blog has been verified" will be display as soon as you have do all the steps successfully.
Last but not least, Increase your blog traffic. As we know that Alexa rank is determined by the amount of traffic. The higher the blog traffic the better your alexa ranking will be. Therefore, do as many as SEO technique you know to increase traffic to your blog and don't forget to promote your blog.

Good luck!

How To Add 'Like' Button To Your Blog Post

Thursday, September 23, 2010
As you might have seen in most of blogs or website out there, facebook has introduce 'like button to put on your page. have you put it on your page?

In case you don't know how to do it, I will share a video on how to put 'like' button on your page.

You can get 'like' button code by clicking HERE

Good luck!

Blog Commenting Tips

Friday, February 12, 2010
Hello all. Just a few tips to share today which is about blog commenting. Don't forget, blog commenting is another way on how to increase your web traffic. Couple of other tips to consider when commenting on other blogs are as follows:

  • Target the more popular blogs. This goes without saying. There is not much point in busting your butt coming up with a great comment if the blog you are leaving it on does not get any traffic. Take a look at Technorati's Top 100 Blogs to see what the hugely popular blogs in your niche are, or if your niche is a little more specialised, their blog directory will be useful to you.

  • Be the first to comment if you can! If your comment begins directly after where the post ends then you have a much better chance of the reader clicking to visit your own blog! The sad reality is blog readers seldom read comments beyond the first 10, so if your comment is near the bottom of a popular blog post, then you are unlikely to see any traffic benefit.

  • Try and comment on blogs with a Top Commentators List. Some of the more popular blogs reward their consistent commentators with a place in the a top commentators list, usually found on the blog's homepage. Being in a list such as this can drive a lot of additional traffic to your blog and is a great thank-you by the owner to reward your commitment to their blog!

Everytime you pots your comment, don't forget to link your web url on it. That way will help your url get index.

Good luck

5 Simple Website Tricks to Boost Response

Monday, January 18, 2010
If you've got a website but it's not making you any money, here are a few things you can do to improve it.

1. Target your website to ONE specific audience.

Nothing will kill response more than trying to target a very broad audience or audience(s).

People are looking for very specific information and solutions so don't be afraid to go tighter with your niche.

If you have a website about "low fat recipes", then don't have ads or articles about "twitter marketing" and vise versa.

Also, targeting your site or pages for very specific keywords such as "low fat kids recipes" will be much easier and better for your business than trying to get people just looking for "low fat recipes".

Sure the audience for "low fat kids recipes" might not be as big but those who do you attract will be a much better target to take you up on an offer.

2. Collect Leads With An Optin Form

Not collecting leads is a big mistake!

The best way is to use a squeeze page..just a simple page with a blurb about your free offer and an opt in form...Nothing else!

Even if you have a blog or online store, you can use the sidebar or a pop up ad to place an optin form in.

Make sure your optin form is highly visible!

The best place to have it is in the top fold of your page (the portion of your page that appears when it first loads).

Or you can use a cool tool like a slide up ad or floating ad so it stays on screen as the visitor moves up and down.

3. Use a nice color scheme.

Nothing scares away visitors faster than a page that looks like it was put together by a 3 year old.

Black on white is the always the best combination.

Sure, some nice headers graphics and images of your product will help but don't over do it with unnecessary images. It might be cool to you but it is doing more bad than good.

Also, having all the colors of the rainbow on your page will kill your site's professionalism.

Keep banner ads and out going links to a minimum. Having too many will confuse your visitor (especially if they are unrelated to your main website topic).

4. Have "call to actions" throughout each page.

On a sales letter it's is on a squeeze need to have a strong call to action to get them to buy or opt in.

But why just settle for one way down the bottom?

Have "call to actions" at the top, in the middle and at the bottom...insert your order link or opt in form there too.

If you write a blog, insert links in the post with your text "click here to learn more" for example.

Or a cool idea is to ask for comments or "give permission" to subscribe to your RSS feed or to Re-tweet your post on twitter.

Many people know they can, but when you say they have permission, they are more likely to do it.

5. Be A Real Person & An Authority Figure!

Yes, many people will still take action (buy or optin) at your site because they don't know you.

For a first time visitor, you need to establish trust with them and show them you're an authority.

How to do this?

1. Use a picture of you.
2. Use real testimonials with pictures of those people.
3. Show proof that what you are selling works.
screen shots, or other images to prove it)
4. Have contact info. Email, phone number, skype name.
5. Reveal some useful info/expertise.

Trackback and How It Can Improve Your Blog Traffic

Thursday, September 3, 2009
What is trackback and how can it help you to improve your blog traffic?

Trackback is one of traffic technique. It is a technique when you leaving a comments on someone blog or website and put you blog/site link on your comment. However it is time consuming unless you have a lot of time to search every blog/site related to your blog topic, reading it and then comments on it.

Simply said, trackback is one kind of blog conversation that links two or more relevant blog entries together. One blogger writes an article that references or is relevant to another blog's article and fills out the trackback section. When the blogger publishes the article the blog leaves a trackback on the other blog's article, which usually appears in the comments area as a truncated summary with a link.

I will show you how to send a trackback, the way I understand it.

Each blogging software system handles trackbacks differently. Bloggers can also choose to switch trackbacks off or require every trackback be approved before going live, so don't be surprised when you send a trackback and it doesn't show up, it may have nothing to do with you.

Some blogs will trackback automatically, or attempt to, especially if they are the same format. For example a WordPress blog trackbacking a WordPress blog. In that case as long as you include a link to the other blog's post your blog will attempt a trackback (sometimes called a "pingback").

Usually you have to manually enter a trackback URI into the blog entry you are creating. You can find the trackback URI at the end of most blog posts (take a look at your blog posts for the term "Trackback URI" or similar).

By the way -

URL = Uniform Resource Locator, a fancy name for 'Link'

URI = Uniform Resource Identifier, another fancy name for 'Link'

How To Improve Your Traffic by Trackbacking?

If you trackback someone else's blog post you are leaving a link that points back to your blog. Someone who reads the blog article may click through from the link and visit your blog. In some cases, if they are not using the "nofollow" tag, you get some PageRank juice which will help your search engine rankings.

Trackbacks are good because they bring traffic to your blog when you trackback other blogs. Being the "victim" of a trackback is also good because
it means another blogger has read your blog and deemed something you wrote worthy of including in their blog. There is a good chance if they trackbacked you that they also made a direct link to your blog too.

This helps your social proofing because it provides evidence that other people are reading and responding to your blog articles. However the real power of trackbacking is an awareness building tool to get the attention of other bloggers.

When you first start blogging not many people will know your blog exists. By trackbacking other bloggers you demonstrate interest in their content which is a surefire way to make them interested in you and your blog.

It's very likely that the blogger you trackbacked will follow the link and see what your blog is all about. If you have been following my advice and have written some pillar articles your new visitor will like what they see, very likely subscribe to your blog and if you are lucky may even trackback you or mention your blog in a future entry on their blog.

If nothing else, by trackbacking a blogger you will forever occupy some of their mind-space, which in the future may open up all kinds of doors and opportunities for traffic.

There's a lot of other way to improve your blog traffic. If you love to read other people post, then trackback is suitable for you.

The Importance of Referrer Logs

Sunday, August 30, 2009
Referrer logging is used to allow web servers and websites to identify where people are visiting them either for promotional or security purposes. You can find out which search engine they used to find your site and whether your customer has come from a ‘linked site’. It is basically the URL of the previous webpage from which your link was followed.

By default, most hosting accounts don’t include referrer logs but may be subscribed for an extra monthly fee. If your web host does not provide a graphic report of your log files, you can still view the referrer logs for your website by logging into the host server using free or low-cost FTP software, like these:

The log file is available on your web server which can be download into your computer later. You can use a log analysis tool, like those mentioned below, to create a graphic report from your log files so that the files are easier to understand.

You can view the files using Word, Word Perfect, txt or WordPad files even if you don’t have the right tool. This information is very crucial to your business and marketing plans and is not advisable to neglect it.

In addition to identifying the search engine or linked site from where your visitor arrived, referrer logs can also tell you what keywords or keyword phrases your client used for searching.

As referrer information can sometimes violate privacy, some browsers allow the user to disable the sending of referrer information. Proxy and Firewall software can also filter out referrer information, to avoid leaking the location of private websites. This can result in other problems, as some servers block parts of their site to browsers that don't send the right referrer information, in an attempt to prevent deep linking or unauthorized use of bandwidth. Some proxy software gives the top-level address of the target site itself as the referrer, which prevents these problems and still not divulging the user's last visited site.

Since the referrer can easily be spoofed or faked, however, it is of limited use in this regard except on a casual basis.

Keyword Density

Saturday, August 29, 2009
Keyword density is an indicator of the number of times the selected keyword appears in the web page. But mind you, keywords shouldn’t be over used, but should be just sufficient enough to appear at important places.

If you repeat your keywords with every other word on every line, then your site will probably be rejected as an artificial site or spam site. Keyword density is always expressed as a percentage of the total word content on a given web page.

Suppose you have 100 words on your webpage (not including HMTL code used for writing the web page), and you use a certain keyword for five times in the content. The keyword density on that page is got by simply dividing the total number of keywords, by the total number of words that appear on your web page. So here it is 5 divided by 100 = .05. Because keyword density is a percentage of the total word count on the page, multiply the above by 100, that is 0.05 x 100 = 5%.

The accepted standard for a keyword density is between 3% and 5%, to get recognized by the search engines and you should never exceed it.

Remember, that this rule applies to every page on your site. It also applies to not just to one keyword but also a set of keywords that relates to a different product or service. The keyword density should always be between 3% and 5%.

Simple steps to check the density:
  • Copy and paste the content from an individual web page into a word-processing software program like Word or Word Perfect.
  • Go to the ‘Edit’ menu and click ‘Select All’. Now go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Word Count’. Write down the total number of words in the page.
  • Now select the ‘Find’ function on the ‘Edit’ menu. Go to the ‘Replace’ tab and type in the keyword you want to find. ‘Replace’ that word with the same word, so you don’t change the text.
  • When you complete the replace function, the system will provide a count of the words you replaced. That gives the number of times you have used the keyword in that page.
  • Using the total word count for the page and the total number of keywords you can now calculate the keyword density.

Try it and Good luck!

How Do Search Engines Work - Web Crawlers

Friday, August 28, 2009
It is the search engines that finally bring your website to the notice of the prospective customers. Hence it is better to know how these search engines actually work and how they present information to the customer initiating a search.

There are basically two types of search engines. The first is by robots called crawlers or spiders.

Search Engines use spiders to index websites. When you submit your website pages to a search engine by completing their required submission page, the search engine spider will index your entire site. A ‘spider’ is an automated program that is run by the search engine system. Spider visits a web site, read the content on the actual site, the site's Meta tags and also follow the links that the site connects. The spider then returns all that information back to a central depository, where the data is indexed. It will visit each link you have on your website and index those sites as well. Some spiders will only index a certain number of pages on your site, so don’t create a site with 500 pages!

The spider will periodically return to the sites to check for any information that has changed. The frequency with which this happens is determined by the moderators of the search engine.

A spider is almost like a book where it contains the table of contents, the actual content and the links and references for all the websites it finds during its search, and it may index up to a million pages a day.

Example: Excite, Lycos, AltaVista and Google.

When you ask a search engine to locate information, it is actually searching through the index which it has created and not actually searching the Web. Different search engines produce different rankings because not every search engine uses the same algorithm to search through the indices.

One of the things that a search engine algorithm scans for is the frequency and location of keywords on a web page, but it can also detect artificial keyword stuffing or spamdexing. Then the algorithms analyze the way that pages link to other pages in the Web. By checking how pages link to each other, an engine can both determine what a page is about, if the keywords of the linked pages are similar to the keywords on the original page.

Consider all the things that matters as discuss above if you want to increase your page ranking. Work closely with the crawler. Good luck.

The Importance of Search Engines For Your Blog

Thursday, August 27, 2009
It is the search engines that finally bring your website to the notice of the prospective customers. When a topic is typed for search, nearly instantly, the search engine will sift through the millions of pages it has indexed about and present you with ones that match your topic. The searched matches are also ranked, so that the most relevant ones come first.

Remember that a prospective customer will probably only look at the first 2-3 listings in the search results. So it does matter where your website appears in the search engine ranking.

Further, they all use one of the top 6-7 search engines and these search engines attract more visitors to websites than anything else. So finally it all depends on which search engines the customers use and how they rank your site.

It is the Keywords that play an important role than any expensive online or offline advertising of your website.

It is found by surveys that a when customers want to find a website for information or to buy a product or service, they find their site in one of the following ways:-
  • The first option is they find their site through a search engine.
  • Secondly they find their site by clicking on a link from another website or page that relates to the topic in which they are interested.
  • Occasionally, they find a site by hearing about it from a friend or reading in an article.
Thus it’s obvious the the most popular way to find a site, by search engine, represents more than 90% of online users. In other words, only 10% of the people looking for a website will use methods other than search engines.

All search engines employ a ranking algorithm and one of the main rules in a ranking algorithm is to check the location and frequency of keywords on a web page. Don’t forget that algorithms also give weightage to link population (number of web pages linking to your site). When performed by a qualified, experienced search engine optimization consultant, your site for high search engine rankings really does work, unless you have a lot of money and can afford to pay the expert.

With better knowledge of search engines and how they work, you can also do it on your own.