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Using Redirect & Link Cloaking Software for SEO

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Posted 20th June 2012 at 10:57 PM by AuthorityRush

If you happen to be a savvy online entrepreneur, you already know the power of using a solid redirect and link cloaking software to help you maximize your affiliate commission payouts. But what most people don’t realize is that there is so much more you can do with the right software than just cloak an affiliate link. For example, you can track every link you have on the internet. It doesn’t matter if it is an article marketing backlink or an affiliate link or simply a link you’ve placed on an article on your blog that goes to another post on your blog.


You see, the number one tool that marketers have to increase their conversions, regardless of what those conversions may be for, is analytical data. Instant analytics is what separates the big boys form the kids. It’s that simple.


Why? First of all think about what you can find out about just about anything if you had reliable analytical data. For example, say you were doing something as simple as creating a link from one page on your blog to another. And instead of just using WordPress’ standard linking, you instead created a link using a redirect software.


What can you learn from doing this? For starters, you’d be able to see how many people kept reading through to other pages on your site. This could help improve the “stickiness” of your website thus helping your search engine rankings.


If the numbers are low, maybe you need to link to a different post. Is the post you’re linking to closely related? Perhaps you could change the title of the link to keep improving the click through rate (CTR). The more you test and keep track of your changes, the better you can tweak your results.
Now this is just a basic idea of what you could do with just a simple blog post. A good redirect software is much more powerful than that. So lets move on to the next way to use one to its maximum potential.
Saving Money on SEO Using Redirect Software.


Do you know that the very best marketers track every single link they create regardless of where that link is on the internet?


By tracking everything, you’re able to save a lot of time, money and frustration when performing SEO for any website. It doesn’t matter if you are using article marketing or press releases. Building buffer Web 2.0 sites or crappy comment SPAM. The theory is the same. There is no way of knowing how well something is performing unless you have data on it. And there is no way to get data unless you are tracking all of your links.


The way this is done is to use a 301 redirect for all of your backlinks. All of them! And yes, if you create a 301 redirect and then use that as the URL for say an article marketing campaign, you still get credited with your chosen anchor text.


For example, you have a website abc.com. And you want to generate some traffic to it by creating links with your keywords as the anchor text so you can climb the Google SERP ladder. As long as you are using a 301 redirect, it all counts in the search engine’s eyes.


So hair loss is the same as hair loss as far as using keywords in your backlinks is concerned. That is the whole point of a 301 redirect.
But the URL hair loss is so much more powerful because it is trackable. Suppose you are using something like Fiverr.com for your SEO and traffic generation needs. Or you are using a service or even building Web 2.0s and Squidoo lenses by hand. How do you know which is getting you the most traffic to your website? What’s working and what isn’t? What should you be doing more of or less of?
There is no way to tell unless you are using statistics. For example, say you are using multiple Fiverr.com gigs to generate traffic and links to you website. You try out 2 gigs. One that is an article marketing gig. Another that is a press release gig. How could you possibly know which is generating you the most positive results?


And to make matters worse, the longer you have a site and the longer you build different kinds of links to it, the more difficult it is to decipher what really is working and what isn’t. At best, you’re making an “educated guess”. Now if this is your bread and butter, why wouldn’t you want to do a lot better than any kind of guess. Treat your business like a business. You should know exactly what is performing better.


So lets take a look at the results we might get from our two fictitious Fiverr gigs. All we need to do is create a different 301 redirect for each gig. Takes about 30 seconds each. For example http://redirectbacon.com/a and http://redirectbacon.com/b. After about a week to give both gigs enough time to be completed and picked up by the search engines, we can now look at our statistical data in our analytics dashboard.


What can this tell us? A lot! Because now we can test our gigs against each other. We can clearly see if either of the gigs was just a total flop. So we cut that gig provider or the kind of gig out of our traffic generation arsenal. Or maybe we see that press releases really rock and generated a ton of traffic to our site.


Now we can decide we want to use that strategy more often. And we can test different gig providers against each other to see who is giving us the very best results for our SEO investment. And cut out everything that doesn’t perform.


How much do you think you could save over a year, two years, a lifetime of SEO and traffic generation? Even if you only did 2 gigs a month and only saved $5 a month with your testing, the software would still have saved you $60 in a year. That’s more than the cost of Redirect Bacon! Now compound that by the cost of most services plus the time it takes you to do everything, and the savings add up quick.


But what if we create our own web properties? At least with Redirect Bacon, when you create a redirect link, you are also given the option of adding a tiny .jif file that you can place anywhere on your post or page that no one sees. But it tracks every visitor to that page so now you can see the number of views your page is getting. Not just the number of clicks the link gets. And all from one central secure dashboard sitting on your server.


This can work with any service no matter how they are building you links or getting you traffic. Your just giving them a redirected URL rather than the website’s raw URL. In a few of the very best traffic generation courses I’ve run across, a couple of “experts” talk about tracking every link you have on the internet. No matter what it is for. Sadly, this advice doesn’t seem to be the norm when teaching SEO best practices. But it really should be. Redirect Bacon | short URL | 301 Redirect | Professional Affiliate Link Cloaking Software
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