What other methods in SEO do you know?

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I only know 3 things to increase traffic(please correct me if I'm wrong.

1. Bookmarking
2. Forum posting
3. Article submission

Do you know any other ways to increase my traffic & rankings?

Thanks for all those who reply in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Don't obsess over SEO. If you only focus on that and think that this tactic will get you lots of traffic then you may never make it.

    I have been online for a few years and still don't get it.

    Paying for traffic is one of the best ways to get visitors.

    Tal
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    • Profile picture of the author flipfl0p
      Thanks for the reply..

      What exactly are you pointing out? pay for traffic?
      is it like PPC?

      Thanks ^^
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    For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.

    There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

    1. Structure of the site
    2. Content of the site
    3. Backlinks to the site

    Structure of the Site


    Without going into too much detail, you want your site to be structured properly.
    * Keep the code as clean as possible.
    * Put scripts and styling in linked files rather than in the page itself.
    * Optimize your images
    * Dump markup heavy table layouts and use CSS instead.

    This is more of an area where a properly structured site doesn't necessarily work for you, but an improperly structured one can work against you.

    This is one of the easiest areas to do, so just make sure you start with a solid foundation. A stock install of Wordpress will get you 90% of the way there.

    Content on Your Site

    There are two elements to this and both are equally important: the structure and hierarchy of the content and the composition of the articles themselves.

    Often I will spend as much time on creating the content structure as I do on keyword research. If you've ever read about "siloing" or creating "content themes," your content structure plays into that. Dan Theis has a free report on SEO, part of which covers his process for structuring content.

    Also recognize that one article alone on your site may not be enough to rank for the phrase. Going back to the content theme, you may need to write multiple related articles (check out the Google Wonder Wheel) before Google considers your site an "authority" on that particular topic.

    The other part of optimizing your content is on the actual articles themselves. This is the most straightforward part of SEO.
    * Include the keyword phrase in the page title, at the beginning if possible.
    * Include the keyword phrase in the first paragraph, in the body, and in the closing paragraph
    * Include it in a heading
    * Take a couple of related or (LSI) keywords and work it into the content as well

    In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.

    Backlinks to Site


    Once you have the first two factors down, building backlinks comes next and is the time consuming and sometimes tedious part. There are tons of posts in this forum that list different ways to get backlinks.

    Beyond the ones you mentioned of article submission, forum posting, and bookmarking, here are a few more:
    * Blog commenting
    * Directory submissions
    * Video submissions
    * Presentation directories
    * Document directories
    * Software directories
    * Niche directories
    * RSS directories
    * 2.0 sites

    Just look at the programs Incansoft offers and you'll get a pretty good overview. I'm still waiting for their PodBot to come out.
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    • Profile picture of the author flipfl0p
      First Thanks for a very informative reply and I know for a fact that this will help gradually. I just have a couple of questions
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site
      (My site is an affiliate site with the tattoo niche.
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.
      Yes I've got this already and I got indexed with only the Site 4 simple pages which is:
      Main page(home), Who am I, Freebies page, Video's page (created my own video from youtube). I also use wordpress.

      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      * Blog commenting
      * Directory submissions
      * Video submissions
      * Presentation directories
      * Document directories
      * Software directories
      * Niche directories
      * RSS directories
      * 2.0 sites
      Can you ex[plain more about this? I am only familiar with video submissions.
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      • Profile picture of the author cma01
        Originally Posted by grantdenz22 View Post

        * Blog commenting
        * Directory submissions
        * Video submissions
        * Presentation directories
        * Document directories
        * Software directories
        * Niche directories
        * RSS directories
        * 2.0 sites
        Can you ex[plain more about this? I am only familiar with video submissions. .
        Blog Commenting: Find blogs that are related to your topic, read a post, and then make a comment in reply. Ninety percent of blogs that take comments also allow a link back to your site. They aren't always dofollow, but they can be really good links.

        Directory Submissions: Just your every day web directories, a categorized list of sites. DMOZ and Yahoo are the high powered directories. Yahoo charges $299 to be submitted. DMOZ is free, but they are so backed up I wouldn't hold your breath getting approved.

        Some people don't think it's worth submitting to directories, but with Incansoft's DirectoryBot, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to submit a site to their list. For the bigger directories that you would want to hand submit to, using something like Roboform or SEO Link Dominator to fill the forms for you really speeds it up. It's only something you do once, so I go ahead and run them through.

        Presentation Directories: Sites like Slideshare

        Document Directories: Sites like DocsToc. I've also gotten some good links from ebook directories.

        Software Directories: Basically, you create a software or executable that you then submit to software directories. There are a couple of steps in this: creating the files, creating a pad file which gives the information on the software, and then submitting it to the directories. Incansoft has a bot for this as well.

        Niche Directories: Here you just have to do some research on where the top sites in your niche are getting your backlinks. There may be hobby sites where the webmaster lists resources. It's sometimes surprising the types of sites that you can find when you start looking.

        RSS Directories: There are a ton of these. Some are more selective than others. There are a couple of programs that can be used to semi automate the submission, RSSBot from Incansoft and RSS Submit.

        2.0 Sites: There are too many of these to count and more coming out all the time. This is anything that will allow you to create your own content like: vox, posterous, identi.ca, etc. If you want a quick run down, just create an account on ping.fm and look at all the sites it pushes to.

        Press Releases: This is a specific form of content and is designed to submit news to publishers like newspapers, etc. It is a traditional publicity method. However, with all of the online publishing people have started using it as a way to get backlinks. If you don't know what a press release looks like, go to PRWeb.com and look at the ones that have been submitted. They have some tips for writing a press release as well.

        As you start finding good sites to get backlinks on, it's really important that you have a way to keep track of them. Originally, I used an Excel file, but that was so time consuming and such a pain, most of the time I didn't actually record it.

        One of the features of Stephen Hawkin's SEO Link Dominator that I use the most is that I can create groups of sites to create links on and then track which sites I've submitted to for multiple niche sites. For example, when I find a new ebook directory I add it to that group and then just run through them one after another when you are submitting.

        As for frequency of backlinking, I would plan on backlinking consistently over a longer period of time rather than doing a one shot deluge. If you integrate your RSS feed with sites like Twitter and Ping.fm so that whenever you post something on your site it will push to those satellite 2.0 accounts, you can get a steady drip of backlinks to your site just from your own content. The Onlywire plugin for Wordpress makes push to the bookmarking sites really easy.
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        • Profile picture of the author ad2478
          Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

          Blog Commenting: Find blogs that are related to your topic, read a post, and then make a comment in reply. Ninety percent of blogs that take comments also allow a link back to your site. They aren't always dofollow, but they can be really good links.

          Directory Submissions: Just your every day web directories, a categorized list of sites. DMOZ and Yahoo are the high powered directories. Yahoo charges $299 to be submitted. DMOZ is free, but they are so backed up I wouldn't hold your breath getting approved.

          Some people don't think it's worth submitting to directories, but with Incansoft's DirectoryBot, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to submit a site to their list. For the bigger directories that you would want to hand submit to, using something like Roboform or SEO Link Dominator to fill the forms for you really speeds it up. It's only something you do once, so I go ahead and run them through.


          Document Directories: Sites like DocsToc. I've also gotten some good links from ebook directories.

          Software Directories: Basically, you create a software or executable that you then submit to software directories. There are a couple of steps in this: creating the files, creating a pad file which gives the information on the software, and then submitting it to the directories. Incansoft has a bot for this as well.

          Niche Directories: Here you just have to do some research on where the top sites in your niche are getting your backlinks. There may be hobby sites where the webmaster lists resources. It's sometimes surprising the types of sites that you can find when you start looking.

          RSS Directories: There are a ton of these. Some are more selective than others. There are a couple of programs that can be used to semi automate the submission, RSSBot from Incansoft and RSS Submit.

          2.0 Sites: There are too many of these to count and more coming out all the time. This is anything that will allow you to create your own content like: vox, posterous, identi.ca, etc. If you want a quick run down, just create an account on ping.fm and look at all the sites it pushes to.

          Press Releases: This is a specific form of content and is designed to submit news to publishers like newspapers, etc. It is a traditional publicity method. However, with all of the online publishing people have started using it as a way to get backlinks. If you don't know what a press release looks like, go to PRWeb.com and look at the ones that have been submitted. They have some tips for writing a press release as well.

          As you start finding good sites to get backlinks on, it's really important that you have a way to keep track of them. Originally, I used an Excel file, but that was so time consuming and such a pain, most of the time I didn't actually record it.

          One of the features of Stephen Hawkin's SEO Link Dominator that I use the most is that I can create groups of sites to create links on and then track which sites I've submitted to for multiple niche sites. For example, when I find a new ebook directory I add it to that group and then just run through them one after another when you are submitting.

          As for frequency of backlinking, I would plan on backlinking consistently over a longer period of time rather than doing a one shot deluge. If you integrate your RSS feed with sites like Twitter and Ping.fm so that whenever you post something on your site it will push to those satellite 2.0 accounts, you can get a steady drip of backlinks to your site just from your own content. The Onlywire plugin for Wordpress makes push to the bookmarking sites really easy.
          The post is really good but i would like to know that in case if SEO has been hired clients do not like software to be used. What's your opinion?
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        • Profile picture of the author osho3
          there are lost of method for seo link on page factor main
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    • Profile picture of the author seolbs
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.

      There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site

      Structure of the Site


      Without going into too much detail, you want your site to be structured properly.
      * Keep the code as clean as possible.
      * Put scripts and styling in linked files rather than in the page itself.
      * Optimize your images
      * Dump markup heavy table layouts and use CSS instead.

      This is more of an area where a properly structured site doesn't necessarily work for you, but an improperly structured one can work against you.

      This is one of the easiest areas to do, so just make sure you start with a solid foundation. A stock install of Wordpress will get you 90% of the way there.

      Content on Your Site

      There are two elements to this and both are equally important: the structure and hierarchy of the content and the composition of the articles themselves.

      Often I will spend as much time on creating the content structure as I do on keyword research. If you've ever read about "siloing" or creating "content themes," your content structure plays into that. Dan Theis has a free report on SEO, part of which covers his process for structuring content.

      Also recognize that one article alone on your site may not be enough to rank for the phrase. Going back to the content theme, you may need to write multiple related articles (check out the Google Wonder Wheel) before Google considers your site an "authority" on that particular topic.

      The other part of optimizing your content is on the actual articles themselves. This is the most straightforward part of SEO.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the page title, at the beginning if possible.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the first paragraph, in the body, and in the closing paragraph
      * Include it in a heading
      * Take a couple of related or (LSI) keywords and work it into the content as well

      In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.

      Backlinks to Site


      Once you have the first two factors down, building backlinks comes next and is the time consuming and sometimes tedious part. There are tons of posts in this forum that list different ways to get backlinks.

      Beyond the ones you mentioned of article submission, forum posting, and bookmarking, here are a few more:
      * Blog commenting
      * Directory submissions
      * Video submissions
      * Presentation directories
      * Document directories
      * Software directories
      * Niche directories
      * RSS directories
      * 2.0 sites

      Just look at the programs Incansoft offers and you'll get a pretty good overview. I'm still waiting for their PodBot to come out.

      WOw thank you, that is a great answer !
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    • Profile picture of the author jusin
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.

      There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site

      Structure of the Site


      Without going into too much detail, you want your site to be structured properly.
      * Keep the code as clean as possible.
      * Put scripts and styling in linked files rather than in the page itself.
      * Optimize your images
      * Dump markup heavy table layouts and use CSS instead.

      This is more of an area where a properly structured site doesn't necessarily work for you, but an improperly structured one can work against you.

      This is one of the easiest areas to do, so just make sure you start with a solid foundation. A stock install of Wordpress will get you 90% of the way there.

      Content on Your Site

      There are two elements to this and both are equally important: the structure and hierarchy of the content and the composition of the articles themselves.

      Often I will spend as much time on creating the content structure as I do on keyword research. If you've ever read about "siloing" or creating "content themes," your content structure plays into that. Dan Theis has a free report on SEO, part of which covers his process for structuring content.

      Also recognize that one article alone on your site may not be enough to rank for the phrase. Going back to the content theme, you may need to write multiple related articles (check out the Google Wonder Wheel) before Google considers your site an "authority" on that particular topic.

      The other part of optimizing your content is on the actual articles themselves. This is the most straightforward part of SEO.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the page title, at the beginning if possible.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the first paragraph, in the body, and in the closing paragraph
      * Include it in a heading
      * Take a couple of related or (LSI) keywords and work it into the content as well

      In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.

      Backlinks to Site


      Once you have the first two factors down, building backlinks comes next and is the time consuming and sometimes tedious part. There are tons of posts in this forum that list different ways to get backlinks.

      Beyond the ones you mentioned of article submission, forum posting, and bookmarking, here are a few more:
      * Blog commenting
      * Directory submissions
      * Video submissions
      * Presentation directories
      * Document directories
      * Software directories
      * Niche directories
      * RSS directories
      * 2.0 sites

      Just look at the programs Incansoft offers and you'll get a pretty good overview. I'm still waiting for their PodBot to come out.

      I like your post as it is providing me with the info that I have not read before, and mainly the processes that you have mention in your post for getting backlinks, I find RSS submissions more relevant and beneficial in terms of SEO and traffic. Apart from this, PPT submissions can be a better option to have.
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    • Profile picture of the author christineconte
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site
      Thanks for posting this - very good explanation of the importance of structuring your site for success from the beginning. In order to succeed in any business - online or offline - you have to work hard, set it up right, and make sure it's continually moving in the right direction!
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    • Profile picture of the author valen42
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.

      There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site

      Structure of the Site


      Without going into too much detail, you want your site to be structured properly.
      * Keep the code as clean as possible.
      * Put scripts and styling in linked files rather than in the page itself.
      * Optimize your images
      * Dump markup heavy table layouts and use CSS instead.

      This is more of an area where a properly structured site doesn't necessarily work for you, but an improperly structured one can work against you.

      This is one of the easiest areas to do, so just make sure you start with a solid foundation. A stock install of Wordpress will get you 90% of the way there.

      Content on Your Site

      There are two elements to this and both are equally important: the structure and hierarchy of the content and the composition of the articles themselves.

      Often I will spend as much time on creating the content structure as I do on keyword research. If you've ever read about "siloing" or creating "content themes," your content structure plays into that. Dan Theis has a free report on SEO, part of which covers his process for structuring content.

      Also recognize that one article alone on your site may not be enough to rank for the phrase. Going back to the content theme, you may need to write multiple related articles (check out the Google Wonder Wheel) before Google considers your site an "authority" on that particular topic.

      The other part of optimizing your content is on the actual articles themselves. This is the most straightforward part of SEO.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the page title, at the beginning if possible.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the first paragraph, in the body, and in the closing paragraph
      * Include it in a heading
      * Take a couple of related or (LSI) keywords and work it into the content as well

      In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.

      Backlinks to Site


      Once you have the first two factors down, building backlinks comes next and is the time consuming and sometimes tedious part. There are tons of posts in this forum that list different ways to get backlinks.

      Beyond the ones you mentioned of article submission, forum posting, and bookmarking, here are a few more:
      * Blog commenting
      * Directory submissions
      * Video submissions
      * Presentation directories
      * Document directories
      * Software directories
      * Niche directories
      * RSS directories
      * 2.0 sites

      Just look at the programs Incansoft offers and you'll get a pretty good overview. I'm still waiting for their PodBot to come out.
      Thanks for the Information...really good. I have put up several sites and tried various methods to improve my ranking on Google. However, no matter what I do, I can't even get on the radar screen. Would be nice to know when you put up the website where you stand e.g. 1 millionth or whatever. Then you can monitor the position each time you do something different. Maybe there is a software product that does this????

      PS: still haven't figure out WordPress. I downloaded it from fantastico in my cPanel, but don't know what to do after that???

      Lawrence
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      • Profile picture of the author hallcarter
        I think to improve traffic on your site do press release, social bookmarking, article submission, classified, this all are very useful to increase the traffic of your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author atya
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.

      There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site

      Structure of the Site


      Without going into too much detail, you want your site to be structured properly.
      * Keep the code as clean as possible.
      * Put scripts and styling in linked files rather than in the page itself.
      * Optimize your images
      * Dump markup heavy table layouts and use CSS instead.

      This is more of an area where a properly structured site doesn't necessarily work for you, but an improperly structured one can work against you.

      This is one of the easiest areas to do, so just make sure you start with a solid foundation. A stock install of Wordpress will get you 90% of the way there.

      Content on Your Site

      There are two elements to this and both are equally important: the structure and hierarchy of the content and the composition of the articles themselves.

      Often I will spend as much time on creating the content structure as I do on keyword research. If you've ever read about "siloing" or creating "content themes," your content structure plays into that. Dan Theis has a free report on SEO, part of which covers his process for structuring content.

      Also recognize that one article alone on your site may not be enough to rank for the phrase. Going back to the content theme, you may need to write multiple related articles (check out the Google Wonder Wheel) before Google considers your site an "authority" on that particular topic.

      The other part of optimizing your content is on the actual articles themselves. This is the most straightforward part of SEO.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the page title, at the beginning if possible.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the first paragraph, in the body, and in the closing paragraph
      * Include it in a heading
      * Take a couple of related or (LSI) keywords and work it into the content as well

      In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.

      Backlinks to Site


      Once you have the first two factors down, building backlinks comes next and is the time consuming and sometimes tedious part. There are tons of posts in this forum that list different ways to get backlinks.

      Beyond the ones you mentioned of article submission, forum posting, and bookmarking, here are a few more:
      * Blog commenting
      * Directory submissions
      * Video submissions
      * Presentation directories
      * Document directories
      * Software directories
      * Niche directories
      * RSS directories
      * 2.0 sites

      Just look at the programs Incansoft offers and you'll get a pretty good overview. I'm still waiting for their PodBot to come out.
      Wow !! another fundamental in SEO. Nice share
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    • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.

      There are three main factors that go into ranking a page or web site for your search results:

      1. Structure of the site
      2. Content of the site
      3. Backlinks to the site

      Structure of the Site


      Without going into too much detail, you want your site to be structured properly.
      * Keep the code as clean as possible.
      * Put scripts and styling in linked files rather than in the page itself.
      * Optimize your images
      * Dump markup heavy table layouts and use CSS instead.

      This is more of an area where a properly structured site doesn't necessarily work for you, but an improperly structured one can work against you.

      This is one of the easiest areas to do, so just make sure you start with a solid foundation. A stock install of Wordpress will get you 90% of the way there.

      Content on Your Site

      There are two elements to this and both are equally important: the structure and hierarchy of the content and the composition of the articles themselves.

      Often I will spend as much time on creating the content structure as I do on keyword research. If you've ever read about "siloing" or creating "content themes," your content structure plays into that. Dan Theis has a free report on SEO, part of which covers his process for structuring content.

      Also recognize that one article alone on your site may not be enough to rank for the phrase. Going back to the content theme, you may need to write multiple related articles (check out the Google Wonder Wheel) before Google considers your site an "authority" on that particular topic.

      The other part of optimizing your content is on the actual articles themselves. This is the most straightforward part of SEO.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the page title, at the beginning if possible.
      * Include the keyword phrase in the first paragraph, in the body, and in the closing paragraph
      * Include it in a heading
      * Take a couple of related or (LSI) keywords and work it into the content as well

      In niches that aren't that competitive, the above may be enough to rank. I just recently had a client that got page one rankings in Google for several keywords solely by creating really tight and targeted content on their site. There was no backlinking done other than a couple of things done to index it.

      Backlinks to Site


      Once you have the first two factors down, building backlinks comes next and is the time consuming and sometimes tedious part. There are tons of posts in this forum that list different ways to get backlinks.

      Beyond the ones you mentioned of article submission, forum posting, and bookmarking, here are a few more:
      * Blog commenting
      * Directory submissions
      * Video submissions
      * Presentation directories
      * Document directories
      * Software directories
      * Niche directories
      * RSS directories
      * 2.0 sites

      Just look at the programs Incansoft offers and you'll get a pretty good overview. I'm still waiting for their PodBot to come out.
      I agree with most of these things except for directory submissions, 2.0 sites, RSS directories and social bookmarking.

      Because each of these methods is incredibly easy to manage and utilize for SEO purposes, Google is leaning towards applying less and less value towards these methods every day.

      With the exception of the Yahoo and DMOZ directory listing, almost every single directory listing is useless and will likely not be indexed or counted worth anything.

      But there are some things that are hard or almost impossible to fake such as domain age and strength. These are truly powerful tools to SEO and are getting more weight every single day.

      So if I had to add to your list, here would be my best contributions:

      -Blog farming
      This means utilizing services like Unique Article Wizard or SEO Linkvine to generate diverse, contextually relevant backlinks to various money sites. It's really effective for getting well indexed, contextually relevant blog links to your site.

      -Pumper blogs
      You essentially do this by buying up aged domain names and drip feeding thousands of backlinks to them per day. Then you post your own contextually relevant links to each of your money sites on a couple of blog posts. Works amazingly well since it gets the full PR of the home page of an aged domain. Great to have.

      -Signature surges
      Here's where you buy signature files or create your own. You'll see this a good bit in the WF, including my own signature. I basically get on a forum, make a few hundred solid posts, then put an anchor text backlink to my money site. Simple. You can also buy these for super cheap for an instant couple hundred anchor text backlinks.

      -XRumer
      I can't get enough XRumer. I love XRumer forum profiles so much, I have my own dedicated server that drip feeds 2,000 links per day to my money sites. It makes me happy.

      Check the service out here:
      Drip Feed Blasts

      -Backlink indexing
      Problem with XRumer is Google never finds the links, so they get ignored. Forum profiles are super obscure. I fix this using an indexing service like Backlink Energizer. Works amazingly well.
      And the sad truth is, 98 percent of your forum profiles won't get indexed if you don't do something like this. It's highly important. Do it.

      That's all from me for now.
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      • Profile picture of the author seomelbourne
        I use these simple & common techniques of SEO, these helps me a lot for improving my website's rank in various search engines.
        Article Submission
        Blog Commenting
        Social Media
        Submission of Press Release
        Directories Submission
        Social bookmarking
        Forum Submission.
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        • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
          Originally Posted by seomelbourne View Post

          I use these simple & common techniques of SEO, these helps me a lot for improving my website's rank in various search engines.
          Article Submission
          Blog Commenting
          Social Media
          Submission of Press Release
          Directories Submission
          Social bookmarking
          Forum Submission.
          Any software that you use to automate each of these tasks? (one time fee preferred). Thanks =)
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          • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
            Originally Posted by FalconPunch View Post

            Any software that you use to automate each of these tasks? (one time fee preferred). Thanks =)
            Usually these automation softwares are blackhat seo tools but if you want to use them, you can use SEnuke, Xgenseo to make articles and post them to web 2 sites and then submit them to social bookmarking sites and ping them and ... .
            Also you can use bookmarking demon or social poster to submit your pages to social bookmarking sites too. And Article Submitter and Article demon can so the submission of articles for you automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    Originally Posted by grantdenz22 View Post

    I only know 3 things to increase traffic(please correct me if I'm wrong.

    1. Bookmarking
    2. Forum posting
    3. Article submission

    Do you know any other ways to increase my traffic & rankings?

    Don't concentrate on the finger...
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  • Profile picture of the author gravtex
    Here's another method for increasing traffic that I haven't seen mentioned yet but it can be highly effective when used properly - press releases.

    Gary
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    • Profile picture of the author flipfl0p
      What is a press release?

      One more thing.
      Would you recommend the bookmarking to be outsourced and be completed in 1 week?
      or do the bookmarking yourself and submit 2 -5 bookmark per day?

      is bookmarking more effective in long term submissions or in mass submission?
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    • Profile picture of the author christineconte
      Originally Posted by gravtex View Post

      Here's another method for increasing traffic that I haven't seen mentioned yet but it can be highly effective when used properly - press releases.

      Gary

      Yeah Gary - that is such a good point! Press releases can be so crucial in bumping up traffic - especially if you're experienced and you know what you're doing! I have had some really good results with press releases at times - and it made all the difference in getting the campaign off the ground!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulson
    Originally Posted by grantdenz22 View Post

    I only know 3 things to increase traffic(please correct me if I'm wrong.

    1. Bookmarking
    2. Forum posting
    3. Article submission

    Do you know any other ways to increase my traffic & rankings?

    Thanks for all those who reply in advance.
    There are two processes in seo to make a site search engine friendly, get back links and to drive traffic. On-page and off-page optimization

    On-page optimization

    • Keyword Research & Competition Analysis
    • Meta Tag Placement (Title, Keywords, Description and others)
    • Image Optimization (Alt Tags)
    • Web Page Optimization (Pages titled with relevant keywords)
    • Robots.txt
    • XML Sitemap
    • Search Engine Verification and Sitemap Submission

    Off-page optimization

    • Directory Submission
    • Articles Submission
    • Press Release Submission
    • Squidoo Lens Creation
    • Hub Pages Creation
    • Social Bookmarking (Digg, Delicious, Stumble, Reddit etc.)
    • Blog Posting
    • Forum participation
    • Classified Ads
    • Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn etc.)
    • Guest blogs/articles
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  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    posting in Q&A sites would be a good thing to do...
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  • Profile picture of the author cma01
    The post is really good but i would like to know that in case if SEO has been hired clients do not like software to be used. What's your opinion?
    I really don't think a client is going to care whether you physically copied and pasted the same information into all the sites or used a program to speed it up. It's not like you're using Xrumer.

    They want to get the broadest exposure possible for the amount they are paying you. If you can find a way to do in 30 minutes what it would take someone 3 hours to do manually, I don't think you're doing your client a service just so you can say you do it all "by hand." Take that time and use it to write a few more articles or press releases to distribute for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author russells
    I know of:

    1. Blog Commenting
    2. Forum Posting
    3. Article Marketing
    4. Video Marketing
    5. Press Releases
    6. Social Media
    7. Social Bookmarking
    8. Link Baiting
    9. ETC...
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    • Profile picture of the author flipfl0p
      Hey guys thank to all who replied.. I have lots and lots of things to do now with all your suggestions and all the info I gathered in the forums as well. of course I will not do everything but I will do most of it.

      One more thing where can I find a directory of Article submission? and as well as directory of websites that allows press releases?:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Livingston
    I would say buying text links on high ranking pages... you'll have to do your search or go to digital point forum to buy one. This is more advanced, so make sure that you do some research on this so you don't get scammed.

    Also, article syndication blog networks such as seo linkvine, my article network, syndicate kahuna, article ranks etc. These work REALLY well.

    I think that someone mentioned Q and A sites... but I don't know if they mentioned which ones... yahoo answers and ask.com's version of that are good choices.
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  • Profile picture of the author procoach
    Originally Posted by grantdenz22 View Post

    I only know 3 things to increase traffic(please correct me if I'm wrong.

    1. Bookmarking
    2. Forum posting
    3. Article submission

    Do you know any other ways to increase my traffic & rankings?

    Thanks for all those who reply in advance.
    1) Directory Submission
    2) Classified Posting
    3) Blog Post Submission
    4) Press Release Submission
    5) Blog Commenting Services
    6) One way Back link Services
    7) RSS Feed Directory Submission
    8) Social Media Optimization
    9) Social Media Links
    10) Forum Signatures
    11) Profile Links
    12) Video Marketing
    etc.!

    Pierre.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blueapeman
      A lot of what people have been saying is spot on. Concentrate on your on page SEO. Get that 100% spot on. Then build some backlinks using the various methods people have mentioned above.

      I use tools such as SEOPressor for on page SEO. I use social bookmarking submission tools such as Bookmarking Demon. I also have SENuke for creating Web 2.0 accounts, article submissions, RSS submissions and much more.

      One thing that many business owners do in the offline world is to network. This is something that you shouldn't forget in the online world. It's all good using these tools for backlinks but using these tools in such a way that you can network with real users of these sites in your niche will be very valuable. Interacting and networking on these Web 2.0 sites will help to build your brand aswell as helping in the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julien Duc
    I really like article networks... I think they are quite effective.

    Otherwise I really got into social bookmarking lately. I really think it helps get more than just decent rankings. Ranking 4th to 6-7th is good but not awesome. Reaching the Top 3 is often difficult but not impossible and I found social bookmarking useful for this in quite a few situations.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenaz
    Blog commenting, it is another link-building technique that has become quite popular these days. search the web for authoritative blogs on your niche that allow do-followcw commenting and try to make a point with your comment; don't just go on spamming blogs with links to your website, or you'll just get your comments deleted and end up with no links and a spoiled reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author 24kWing
    I guess now you see there are MANY different ways to generate traffic to your site. Pick 5 or 6 of the ones suggested and focus of those. Don't try to do everything.

    Good Luck!

    24kWing
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  • Profile picture of the author RenTak Rengøring
    Some really good posts in this thread. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    In addition you can try group posting and answer sites to also improve your PR rankings in search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author leo.prash
    different ways to increase traffic are:

    link exchange
    article submission
    directory submission
    forums submission
    blog commenting
    social bookmarking
    rss submissions.

    as far as i know, these are best ways to drive traffic to your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author miroskala
      Hi everyone... (and sorry about my english)

      For my niche sites, I don't want to mess with managing PPC campaigns. I'm willing to put the work in up front to get ongoing free traffic. Besides that, searchers are 6 times more likely to click on an organic result than a sponsored listing.
      Absolutelly true... People are hungry for the best information when they search for it... They don't want any crap information that is just in front of their eyes because someone paid for it...

      I guess now you see there are MANY different ways to generate traffic to your site. Pick 5 or 6 of the ones suggested and focus of those. Don't try to do everything.
      Pick 1 or 2 max... And concentrate on them... Less is more usually:p

      I agree with most of these things except for directory submissions, 2.0 sites, RSS directories and social bookmarking.

      Because each of these methods is incredibly easy to manage and utilize for SEO purposes, Google is leaning towards applying less and less value towards these methods every day.

      With the exception of the Yahoo and DMOZ directory listing, almost every single directory listing is useless and will likely not be indexed or counted worth anything.
      This is a question... RSS directories and social bookmarking sites are out of my interest now, from the simple reason Cataclysm mentioned... Directory submissions still work, but I have noticed a decrease of its importance recently as well (except for free DMOZ and paid Yahoo directory for sure, maybe a couple of others)... 2.0 sites - ok, let's put a backlink there... It will help indeed... But these sites can help much more to anyone trying to promote something (just search for some free guide about making money on Twitter, FB etc. - there is a lot of them out there)...

      I personally only use SEO for my affiliate business... Someone can say it's a long time run before you can make it with SEO, which is just not true...

      1. Put up your website
      2. Make sure your keywords are long tail and include more competitive short tail keywords
      3. Make sure the content of your website is informative for your visitors
      4. Make sure the content of your website is search engine friendly (title tag (highly important), meta tags, alt tags, density of keywords (highly important), LSI keywords (highly important!)
      2. Get some high PR inbound links to your website
      3. Get your backlinks indexed asap
      4. See your great results

      All of these I use for my static websites... I am planning to start a blog soon, which is, I believe, another great way to make money (then social networking and social bookmarking sites will come to my scope as well)...

      -Backlink indexing
      Problem with XRumer is Google never finds the links, so they get ignored. Forum profiles are super obscure. I fix this using an indexing service like Backlink Energizer. Works amazingly well.
      And the sad truth is, 98 percent of your forum profiles won't get indexed if you don't do something like this. It's highly important. Do it.
      Thanks for your tip... I will definitelly try

      Miro
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