A Call For Help With An Offer

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Hello All,

I am new to IM however, I do have some knowledge of it, I have not made any money as of yet and would like to use this thread to help others who are starting out like me.

I am one who appreciates all that is taught to me so as an incentive, I am willing to donate all profits after paying for my hosting fee on host gator. I will pay for any WSO's out of my own pocket as these are tools I will need anyway however, I will donate all other proceeds and I will show whatever proof is required. I have an Amazon Affiliate Store on the site along with three Click Bank affiliate programs on there as well.

So here goes...
Step 1 - I Purchased a Martial Arts Word Press blog from Verena (thank you Verena).
Step 2 - I Set up Hosting on Host Gator.
Step 3 - Added all my affiliate ID's to the MA blog.
Step 4 - I Purchased 'Rank Mover' and I am reading it and applying the techniques I am reading about suggested by a member here.
Step 5 - I purchased Affiliate Tycoon WSO. The owner was nice enough to tell me his Info didn't necessarily apply to my site, I should have asked first - Newbie mistake, he did offer suggestions though so thank you Adam!
My total cost thus far;
Host gator = $7.96 monthyly hosting fee
MA Blog = $25.00
Rank Mover WSO = $16.97
Affiliate Tycoon wso = $9.97
Total spent = $59.90

I know it's all about page rank and getting my site exposed to the search engines with Keywords and what I was told to get back links. I understand the concept of backlinks, however I am still confused about a few things...

1. When someone leaves a comment on my site, should I accept and approve the comment?
As this is really an info site with 3 high selling Click Bank products and an affiliate store from Amazon.
2. Is a backlink someone who allows you to list your url on their site and is it free and when I pay someone for backlinks is there anything I have to do?
4. Are there special Wordpress plugins that will help my rank besides the seo plugin that is already installed.
5. Is writing an artcle and submitting it to online article directories the best way to get free back links?
My site is martial arts quest dot com, together (not enough posts to put link)
As I said, I am learning and would love to help myself and others, and if it all works out we get to donate money to people who need it, pay it forward so to speak.
If I am asking too much I apologize, if I offend anyone by asking for help, I won't apologize as I was always taught to never feel bad for asking someone to help you.
If I am asking for too much and have to pay for coaching, I understand, as I said, I know many people ask the same thing, what do I do next blah, blah, blah.
I am taking action by reading and applying what I read, however, WSO's aren't always the easist techniques to apply if you don't understand them.

I am not asking anyone to do it for me as I can take all action that is suggested and required. I thought this might be a great way to learn, help others learn and donate any profits made to charity, it's called a win, win, win.

Thanks in advance for any and all comments and suggestions.
#call #offer
  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    PageRank only applies to Google.

    Many a business has been profitable without good rankings in Google.

    The key is links placed in front of the people most likely to buy what you are selling. The more links, the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rally Writer
    Dear Slick54,

    We are in the same boat. Not yet achieve the passive income yet.
    However, just to share with you (as being a part-time IMer), to constantly post own content and backlinks after setting up the website will improve page rankings.

    Shahril

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    So here goes...
    Step 1 - I Purchased a Martial Arts Word Press blog from Verena (thank you Verena).
    Step 2 - I Set up Hosting on Host Gator.
    Well, those were certainly two very good decisions. I'm not a Wordpress user myself, but I've seen enough of Verena's blogs to know what they're like (I very nearly took up Wordpress just so I could buy some, myself, at one point). And we all know how good Hostgator is, as a hosting company.

    I can't comment on the other stuff you mentioned in that paragraph because I don't really know what they are, but anyway you seem to have got yourself set up for about $60, with minimal ongoing financial commitments, which is obviously fine.

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    I know it's all about page rank
    It just isn't. Page ranks are almost a thing of the past. Google doesn't care about them any more and neither do plenty of seriously successful marketers.

    This isn't really even debatable at all, any more: we can all see it for ourselves from the regularity with which lower-PR pages (with far fewer backlinks) outrank higher-PR pages (with far more backlinks) in Google's SERP's.

    This thread will tell you a little about page ranks: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...ll-matter.html

    This post could interest you, too: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5084431

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    and getting my site exposed to the search engines with Keywords and what I was told to get back links.
    This matters a lot only if you want to build a business which depends on search engines for its primary traffic. That can be hazardous. As so many Warriors discovered (some to their very great cost) during 2011, a business which does that is only one algorithm-change away from a big accident - in other words, it's precarious and you're not fully in control of it.

    I can offer answers for some of your specific questions ...

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    1. When someone leaves a comment on my site, should I accept and approve the comment?
    It's entirely subjective. I suggest that you do so only when your feeling is "That really adds value to my site and I'm pleased to have it there".

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    this is really an info site with 3 high selling Click Bank products and an affiliate store from Amazon.
    You're not trying to sell the ClickBank products just from links on your site, I hope?

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5210243

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    2. Is a backlink someone who allows you to list your url on their site and is it free and when I pay someone for backlinks is there anything I have to do?
    It's a backlink whether it's free or paid-for.

    Good backlinks, that help you rank well, are links from relevant sites (sites that have plenty of keywords in common with yours - martial arts sites, in your case).

    Numbers of backlinks alone aren't very important.

    Page ranks of pages on which your backlinks appear aren't very important.

    Quality and relevance are very important to how much good they'll do you.

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    4. Are there special Wordpress plugins that will help my rank besides the seo plugin that is already installed.
    My guess (knowing Verena) is "no": you'll already have the best one.

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    5. Is writing an artcle and submitting it to online article directories the best way to get free back links?
    No; it's an absolutely dreadful, appalling, close-to-worthless way to get backlinks. Those "backlinks" are absolutely the lowest of the low. 100,000 of them and $3.50 will get you a cappuccino at Starbuck's. Article marketing isn't about SEO.

    I strongly recommend this thread (posts #2 and #6): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ries-work.html

    Originally Posted by slick54 View Post

    Thanks in advance for any and all comments and suggestions.
    Don't try to sell information products (or other affiliate products, really) without building a list. Until you start to build a list, you'll do well to cover even your hosting costs. Is my guess.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    You've partially bought into a myth. Yes, there's a formula where you go for as many backlinks as you can get. And when you do Google ranks you better. And maybe one day you'll get on page three or two or maybe even one. I have no idea what the competition in martial arts might be but I'd guess it's pretty competitive.

    There's a better way. One that many people will scoff. But it's a legitimate and sustainable plan. And it probably takes less work than schlepping around trying to impress crawlers and bots. Here it is:

    Build a community. I'd guess you chose martial arts because you like it. If not, quit now and go find something you like, something you have passion for. But let's say you really are into martial arts. Become a freakin' martial arts master blogger. Be about your niche. Write some compelling posts about karate and whatever else martial arts is all about.

    Get your butt over to Youtube and find some kickass videos on martial arts and then contact the people in the video and ask them if you can show their videos on your site. Give them a link to their site if they want it. There's no need to be stingy with links. Put up a page on your site and go after link swaps. I know, people addicted to SEO will laugh because of all this silly no follow BS and other crap. Phooey! Show people your passion.

    Encourage people to comment back. And yes, that means you should approve posts as long as they're meaningful to the discussion. Write articles and posts about martial arts and encourage others to do the same thing. Go to article directories where you'll find really good content on martial arts and get great articles and post them on your site. When you find a writer you like ask him to write a guest post on your site.

    When you do this people will start to show up. Be all about martial arts. Forget what Google thinks. Build a real community and you'll rise in PR automatically. Your site will get so much traffic and attention and relative content that they'll have to rank you.

    I started doing this a couple of months ago with a brand new site and already have thousands of unique visits coming in every week. And this is in a major market not a niche. And the site is still in it's infancy. Guess what? I never even checked out the prime keywords for this market so I have no idea where I rank for any of them and I don't give a rat's hiney one way or another because people are showing up for the great content on the site. And they're telling their friends about the site too. Shoot for that and any Google love you might get in the process will be gravy. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author slick54
    Thank you ALL for the reply's, I really appreciate you taking the time to chime in!

    Thus far I am ranking at the top to middle of page 2 on google, so that's not terrible! I will take all the suggestions and put them into play, again, thank you all for the reply!
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