Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Submitting your web site to web directories

Submitting your web site to web directories is a great way to build high-quality inbound links, increase your Page Rank, and improve your SERPS.

The Internet now features a large number of both general purpose and specialized directories. The specialized directories focus on a specific topic or region. Unfortunately, submitting your web site to the available directories requires a significant investment of time and effort. The key to achieving a positive ROI (Return On Investment) from directory submissions is to focus on those directories, which will provide you with high-quality inbound links.

It is important to note that many web directories have issues, which prevent them from providing useful links. Taking the time understand these issues and submit only to the directories which will provide value will provide significant timesavings in promoting your site.

Taxonomy of Web Directory Issues

Web Directories Which Are No Longer Managed - A survey of 79 general-purpose web directories revealed that 62% of those web directories do not appear to be processing submissions. In many cases, this is because the operators of the web directory launched their site with great enthusiasm, became overwhelmed by the amount of effort required to maintain a web directory, and stopped maintaining their directory. These operators leave their directories online to take advantage of the residual advertising revenue, but no longer invest the time required to process directory submissions.

Web Directories which Block Search Engine Robots - Some SEO's believe that they can preserve Google Page Rank by not giving outbound links from their web sites. Web directories, which operate in this manner, will sometimes block Googlebot and other search engine robots from their directory pages using robots.txt or meta tags.

Before submitting to a web directory, check the Page Rank of the directory page upon which you expect your listing to appear. If that page has a Page Rank of zero, it could mean that the site operator is blocking Googlebot. However, this same symptom can also mean that the site or the page is new, and has not been assigned Google Page Rank yet. To research this further, examine the sites robots.txt file and the source code to the directory page upon which you expect your listing to appear.

Web Directories which use Scripted Links - Many web directories use scripted links to avoid leaking Page Rank. Scripted links use PHP or JavaScript links to redirect the user to the target page. Although these links work correctly for most site visitors, they do not work for most search engine robots.

Free Directory Scammers - Several web directories pretend to accept free submissions, but in reality these free submissions are never processed. These directories claim to accept free submissions as part of a bait-and-switch tactic to upsell webmasters into paid submissions. Often these web directories will claim to provide free service for web sites, which meet certain defined criteria. It just happens that no web site ever manages to meet those criteria!

Web Directories, which Require Reciprocal Links - Some web directories require you to link back to them in order to be listed. This helps build the Page Rank of the directory, which benefits all web sites in the directory. Some people view these sites as link-farms. If your web site is unable to provide a link back to these directories, do not invest your time submitting your web site to these directories. Reciprocal linking is not an appropriate strategy for all web sites.

Paid Directories - Some web directories charge for submissions. These web directories charge either a subscription fee, a one-time fee, or a Cost-Per-Click (CPC) fee. Some of these web directories charge exorbitant fees -- and a few of these web directories charge this fee whether your site is accepted or not! Although there are exceptions, the general rule is that paid directories do not provide a positive ROI.

Better Directories - A few web directories stand out by offering good user interfaces, speedy inclusion, and plain HTML links which pass Page Rank:

All The Web Sites / Ezilon.com / illumirate.com / Jayde.com / JoeAnt.com / Massive Links / Mavica.com / Search City.com / The Super Ultra Mega Web Directory / Tygo.com / World Site Index / Wow Directory.com /


Submitting your web sites to web directories is an excellent method of building quality inbound links.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Make money through pay per post sites

Don't know if you guys have heard about mylot.com or duno.com , but they certainly are worth visiting and signing up.

They are pay per post sites where you get points for every discussion you start, and the responses you receive to that discussion.

You also get points for every response you make to discussions started by other members, plus for any 'best response' you make. Add your points add up to make earnings and this is what you are paid.

They pay you via paypal and you could make an average of 50 plus per month, and enjoy discussing issues with others

They also have referral programs. For those interested, and are not members, please go to mylot.com and duno.com.

So go on sign up and give it a shot..

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Affstat Report 2007

Incidentally, a recent report published by the UK market for affiliate marketing will grow 60% in 2006, breaking through the £2 billion mark to an estimated value of £2.16 billion, according to a recently published research journal

And here we are most of us still trying to cross the 200 per month barrier.....

Now where do you think we are going dude ???

The Affstat Report 2007

Data for the AffStat 2007 Report has been collected and the report will be published in early 2007. The survey covered the overall statistics for affiliate programs, as well as a number of issues that face affiliate managers. Areas covered in the survey included affiliate networks, staffing, affiliate recruiting, and management.

The survey question responses were broken out by affiliate program type: bounty, pay per lead, and pay per sale. The AffStat 2007 survey also includes a section where affiliates managers can sound off in their own words on a variety of industry issues.

So get your hands on this report now by GOING HERE

So get your hands on it and check where you are missin out dude !

Monday, January 08, 2007

Belisi - A New Meaning For Luxury Wardrobes

Are you are looking for an exclusive Neck Tie or Scarf / Scarves for your next business meeting or to gift someone this New Year ?

Have a look at Belisi Fashions.

Belisi Fashions offers excellent quality Neck Ties for men, and fashionable Scarf / Scarves and Handbags for women at a great price.

Going back, Peter Belisi was a struggling bartender in the elite Palm Beach area Florida. His advantage was that he was constantly among the fashion forward, and wealthy individuals, close enough to serve them a drink. Emulating his high-end clientele, Belisi invested any extra money he earned in a tie collection that began as a vision.

Today Belisi is a rapidly emerging global fashion brand. and Peter Belisi, owner of Belisi Fashions, a Fashion Designer, designing excellent Neck Ties for men, and Scarf / Scarves and Handbags for women.

To quote Peter Belisi “Belisi unites the luxury and prestige of Palm Beach with beauty and sophistication. Inside Belisi we cultivate a passion for exquisite materials and skilled craftsmanship. Each dramatic detail, represents our unwavering quest to fashion products of truly enduring value.”

Enhancing and accessorizing luxury wardrobes of fashionable clients, Belisi Fashions has accomplished a new meaning of fashionable luxury wardrobe accessories at an attractive price. Belisi Fashions not only aims at accessorizing fashionable luxury wardrobes but also contributing a little to the World. With every purchase of Belisi Fashions products a bit of its profit goes to novel causes like fighting poverty protecting the environment, seeking justice

Although there have been the odd scam complaints against them recently, this has not affected the company’s growth.

If Peter Belisi has moved out of the bars and into high fashion with his ties, where can they take you?

For more photos on Peter Belisi, CLICK HERE

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Still Trying To Make Money With Google ?

Make Money with Google Adsense!

Top Paying Keywords! $100 per click! You have seen these headlines, right?

Are they real? Can one person clicking on you Adsense links really earn you a $100? Maybe, maybe not.

Although Google Adsense and pay per click marketing through their Adsense adverts has become an essential part of most websites today.

In fact, Google Adsense has revolutionized the pay per click market by using an innovative approach to advertising.

There is no doubt that the Google Adsense program is one of the most successful affiliate marketing programs ever created, but can clicks on your Adsense links really earn you money? Yes, webmasters are making money with Google Adsense but how much, and how are they doing it is the real question.

In the early days of the Internet, website publishers earned income through selling advertising banner space on their sites. Usually these banners would be designed to catch the eye of the consumer in an attempt to get them to click on it. The website would then receive a tiny profit from the click through.

This was the standard way of generating advertising income until Google came up with Google Adsense.

Ironically, today the main challenge currently facing the affiliate solution providers is the competition from [pay per click] PPC search engine marketing.

You simply sign-up to use the [pay per click] PPC service and then, upon approval, you are able to choose the style of adverts to place on your website. This can be in the form of traditional banner ads or text links, in a variety of shapes and sizes. You also have the ability to manipulate the foreground and background colours of the PPC advertisements, allowing them to be blended into your sites style.

Each advert you publish on your site has your own unique publisher id, allowing click throughs to be credited to your PPC account.

So, what does Google Adsense actually do?

Google Adsense is a program in which you get paid for targeting your readers to another websites product or service.

A click through is measured when someone actually clicks on the hyperlink. A great many web sites now have Google Adsense ads employed. Google Adsense uses Google AdWords content and services in a display box that you place strategically on your website. Google AdWords customers pay Google a determined amount of money to place their ads. Google passes on around 60% of this value to Adsense users whenever an ad is clicked on.

Since the popularity of Google has risen to such prominence, Adsense affiliates can make a good living, if they can deploy the Google Adsense box effectively on their website. In fact more and more webmasters are making credible PPC incomes through Google Adsense alone on their sites. In short, the greatest thing with Google Adsense is that you don't have to sell a thing.

Google pays you every time someone clicks on the adverts that they place on your site. Google Adsense is easy to learn and it's possible to make anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred per day just by using little known techniques.

Whenever the Google Adsense ads on your sites are clicked, the amount you get paid will vary, sometimes greatly. The amount you receive depends on topic of the ads and how much webmasters are willing to pay to receive the clicks.

Let's say you have a goal of earning $100,000 a year from Google Adsense. Is that possible ? Let's see ... $100,000 divided by 365 = $274 a day. So your goal is to produce either:

  • 274 pages which earn $1 a day OR
  • 548 pages which earn 50 cents a day OR
  • 1096 pages which earn 25 cents a day

Let's presume that you want to earn $1 a day per page.. for which you need per page

  • 400 visitors, 5% click-through rate (CTR) and average 5c payout, OR
  • 200 visitors, 10% CTR and an average 5c payout, OR
  • 100 visitors, 10% CTR, and an average 10c payout, OR
  • 100 visitors, 5% CTR, and an average 20c payout, OR
  • 50 visitors, 10% CTR and 20c average payout, OR
  • 25 visitors, 20% CTR and 20c average payout, OR
  • 20 visitors, 10% CTR and 50c average payout, OR
  • 10 visitors, 20% CTR and 50c average payout, OR
  • 5 visitors, 20% CTR and $1 average payout.
Let's assume you choose a goal somewhere around the middle, say aiming for 50 visitors per page and want 274 pages earning $1 a day.

You'd need 274 x 50 = 13,700 page views.. Does that sound too tough?

If so, you'd better look for more profitable keywords and ways to improve your click-through rates.

Let's assume you choose a goal somewhere around the middle, say aiming for 50 visitors per page and want 274 pages earning $1 a day.

You'd then need 274 x 50 = 13,700 page views a day.

Now, if you choose more profitable keywords and make $1 on average per page from, say, 10 visitors... ie., 274 x 10 = 2740 page views a day.

It might look easier to achieve. If your average visitor sees 3 pages, you now need 913 unique visitors a day.

Is that too tough to achieve in your niche? If so, create two sites, each attracting half that number, 456 unique visitors, a day.

Can't achieve those click through rates and payouts?

Then you'll either need more pages on your websites on more niche sites. I have seen click through rates varying between $0.05 and $300, so it obviously pays to do some research on popular keywords.

Also keep in mind that some topics attract much higher payouts per click than others.

For example, if your site is about topics such as debt consolidation or web hosting you'll earn much more per click than if it's about free things. On the other hand, if you concentrate only on top-paying keywords, you'll face an awful lot of tough competition. What you want are keywords that are high in demand and low in supply.

While it could contribute a nice little chunk to your income each month, don't won't follow the lead of those whose sites earn only through Google Adsense.

Mainly because there are times when their Adsense accounts are shut down by Google and they're left scrambling to replace lost income. So only use Google Adsense to supplement your affiliate marketing income and not replace it. Basically, it comes down to value.

Value for you, and value for your visitors.

This happens mainly because if you knowingly, or for testing purposes or even accidentally keep clicking on your own site's Google Adsense links once or twice, Google responds in a different fashion. Because, there are high chances that Google would a clamp on your Adsense account.

So, personally, I feel it doesn't make sense to build an entire site around financial products so as to make a few bucks on Google Adsense clicks, when you can earn up to $40 for a completed credit card application?

So, use Google Adsense to supplement your affiliate income and not replace it.

Basically, it comes down to value. Value for you, and value for your visitors. It's important that visitors find information of value to them on your sites, and you can do that by offering balanced product reviews and articles on the related topic.

If after reading your content, they're not interested in the product or service offerings, then perhaps they'll see an Adsense ad that captures their interest. So placing Google Adsense on your site is a strategy that will put money in your pockets even if your visitors don't buy.

However, in the same way you need to be smart about choosing lucrative affiliate programs, you also want to do your homework when monetizing topics with Adsense.

For example, one of the under represented niche topics with huge markets as a winner is 'snakes'.

Although it's hard to believe, the term 'snakes' had 152,857 searches at Overture in January, and that's a pretty sizeable interest in 'snakes'.

Now it's impossible to fathom who could be interested in such a market?

Kids looking for snake pictures for a school project?

People wanting to buy snakes or someone who wants to visit Snake River?

What are you going to sell? Snakes? The game, 'Snake'?

A $10 book on which you make a 15% commission?

A $60 poster from allposters.com on which you earn a 30% commission seemed to be the best bet, but how many people want to pay $60 for snake posters?

Now, that's not enough interest or commission potential to build a site around 'snakes'.

So, how about incorporating Adsense to boost potential profitability?

Well, search Google for 'snakes' and see what comes up in the Google AdWords column?


If you want to monetize with Google Adsense, you have to pick topics whose AdWords advertisers spend mega-bucks per click. How do you figure out what those topics are?


If you haven't already done so, open up a Google AdWords account and create a new campaign. Add a list of keywords (one niche topic at a time), then click on 'estimate traffic'. The resulting page will show you the average cost per click for each keyword. Make note of the most expensive words in that list and optimize your pages for those phrases, and that's how you'll really profit with Google Adsense

Yes there is money to be made with Google Adsense and top paying keywords can make you more but don't get ripped off by paying too much for some "magic list".

You can find the above principle highlighted clearly below

KeywordCost Per ClickClicks/DayCost/Day
auto insurance$29.486,453.0$190,234.44
home insurance$18.756,152.0$115,350.00

The above information has been "borrowed" from XEDANT.COM

I strongly suggest you visit them, for a detailed breakdown of this awesome list.

It just goes to prove the fact that, keyword prices result in ZERO profit if there are no clicks?

It's cost/day (keyword price X clicks/day) that makes you rich AND not the keyword price itself.

Some Good Keyword Services Are Given Below

Top Paying Keywords

More Top Keywords

Adsense Accelerator

The amazing thing about the Adsense advertising system is how one simple change in positioning of your ads can have a profound impact upon the earnings you receive from it.

The average CTR by Ad Format, they say is

336 x 2807.46%
300 x 2505.58%
728 x 903.16%
120 x 2402.99%
160 x 6002.44%
120 x 6001.33%
468 x 600.53%

The above table makes some sort of sense, which ad format you should be using for managing Adsense ads...

Now this is not all.. you have to learn to how to position the Ad Blocks properly.. You will also subsequently realize that

  • the 468 x 60 format is not as effective as the square box (250 x 250)
  • the ads should be inside the page rather than in the upper part
  • the colors of the ads should be similar to the colors of the website
  • it is profitable to create pages targeting high-paying keywords
  • the link ad unit is equally, if not more effective
  • it is effective to shift ads constantly to gauge the most profitable sequence
  • a google search box also should be added (although not a must)
  • ore information regarding positioning can be found at the below link


You can also visit the AdSense Help Center for more Optimization Tips.. their link is given below..


Now I know of geeks, who have included a small program in their page, which makes the Adsense ads, constantly switch positions in line with entry and re-entry of the same IP address and other factors.. Don’t ask me how they do it, but logically it shouldn’t be too difficult, I guess a class or css file should be able to do it.

More info on this is available at below link;


Now for some of the don’ts with Adsense ads


Now for some other resources, before we close up..


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You either have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars and dozens of hours finding content to build a website with. Then you need to have a search engine optimized website designed by a professional or designed through expensive website design software and make do with all the articles you have. In short, you need a content rich website to attract search engines, visitors, and clicks and other thingmajigs to your Adsense ads... This cutting edge desktop robot automatically finds articles, builds content rich adsense sites with them, and even uploads the completed sites to your server!

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Google Cash- Chris Carpenter

The Definitive Guide To Google AdSense- William Charlwood

What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense - Joel Comm

Definitive Adwords Guide - Perry Marshall

Mastering Google AdWords Select - Ashwin Iddya

Google Profits - Wade Winger

Google Adwords Secrets

Adsense Profit Package

150 Content Rich Ready Made AdSense Websites

The Desktop Adsense Cash Machine


Google AdWords Keyword Tool - Get great ideas for keywords
Google Rankings - Check page position for your keywords
Google Ranking Factors ON and OFF page factors, what's important
Google Press Center Zeitgeist - Search patterns, trends and surprises!
Google Site Map Relatively hard to find and VERY useful
Google Weblog - Google's Blog
Keyword Density Analyzer - Check keyword density on any web page
Keyword Difficulty Tool - Analyze optimizing difficulty of a KW phrase
NicheBOT - Find niche keywords, assess the competition
Overture Bid Tool Check prices for PPC on your keywords
Overture Suggestion Tool - Great keyword ideas and search numbers
Datacenter Quick Check Query servers and check for BL/PR update
FREE Download - Search Engine Yearbook
FREE For 30 days - WebPosition Gold
FREE For 30 days - ARELIS
Gadgets, Google, and SEO
Google Ranking Factors - SEO Checklist
The Alexa Free SEO Tools - Links to the best SEO Tools on the Net
Article Submission Directories
Ping And Blog Services
Keyword Elite - Takes keyword research to a new level
Free 5-day course on AdWords - Perry Marshall's excellent 5 day course on Google Adwords.
Google AdWords Keyword Tool - Get great ideas for keywords while employing Google Adwords.
Keywords offers the top 500 searched internet keywords extracted daily.

Freelancing And Blogging Handbook - FREE Download

Guides On How To Make Money With Google

A special thanks to Rosie Gardner and Allan Gardyne for their valuable advise on google and google adsense.

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