Feb 27, 2009
Have you ever noticed that there isn’t a single decent, FREE keyword tracker tool around the Internet? I was thinking about this a few days and just so happened to get an email from Terry Novak who was telling me about his latest project: RockinSEO.com.
I’ve got to say that I was really impressed when I signed up to the site and gave it a spin! The tracker was just so easy to use and it laid out the information in such an understandable fashion. All I had to do was add my site and put in the keywords I wanted to track and boom! Eye-candy charts out of nowhere!
Since the tool is still new, there’s still a lot of room for improvement, here are a few things I think Terry should add to the tool to take it to the next level:
- Ability to add/remove sites after signing up. (Right now, you can only add the site at signup, after that you’re stuck with it only.)
- More options to change in the user profile. (Password, email, notifications etc.)
- Notification when your keywords reach a certain page.
- An email to inform you when your keywords outrank your competition’s ones.
- To be able to hide/show sites when viewing the competition chart.
Those are the only ones I could think of right now, but be sure to add any if I missed some. Head on over to RockinSEO.com right now and start Rockin’! (Kudos to Terry for the great tagline.)
Feb 18, 2009
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Almost every serious webmaster knows that the real money is in backlinks. The more you have, the higher your site will rank in the search engines, and ultimately you’ll make more money.
Let’s say there are two sites with backlinks of the same quality. One of them has 10,00 backlinks, and the other one has 50,000 backlinks. Which one do you think Google is going to consider more important? Obviously the one with 50,000 backlinks.
But then again, quantity isn’t everything. The quality of the backlinks is another important factor that search engines take into consideration when ranking your site. For example, let’s say we have two technology blogs. One has 1,000 backlinks from sites like TechCruch, Lifehacker, ArsTechnica, Gizmodo etc. and the other blog has 5,000+ backlinks from a few unknown technology blogs. Who do you think will rank higher in the search engines? The first one of course.
Quality and quantity are just two of the many factors search engines use to rank a site. Other factors are the anchor text, topic of the blog, age of the domain, PageRank of the blog and tons of others. But what we will focus on right now is the quantity of backlinks. You see, the thing about backlinks is that you can never get enough of them. Even if you reach #1 in Google, a couple of more thousand backlinks won’t do any harm. So, how exactly do you build thousands of backlinks towards your site for free?
That’s what we’ll be looking at today. Here are 7 methods that may result if thousands of free backlinks: Use them at your own risk.