101 Web Marketing Ideas and Tips

 
October 27th, 2006 - Filed under Internet Marketing & SEO by Cristian Mezei
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From my and my company’s background experience, a 101 list of web marketing tips, ideas and best practices. I tried to cite as many websites and other respectable reading sources as possible:

    Global Marketing (emphasizing technical specifications)

  1. Don’t use site-wide links. They are highly deprecated in the latest algorithm changes, and may even lead you to a penalization of your website’s SERPs. As a measure of precaution, I recommend a maximum of one site-wide (no matter the number of pages) for every 40 to 50 unique links from 40 to 50 unique domains.
  2. Use the title and meta description tags as wise as possible. They are your best choice of avoiding supplemental pages. Try to make each page with it’s own unique title and description, and never repeat more than 20-25% of the title and description tags content on different pages. Use a limited number of characters (8-10) in the title tag, and put the most important of them, relevant to each page, at the beginning.
  3. Read my previous post on 14 search marketing questions, asked by Digitalpoint members.
  4. Try to use H tags (1,2,3 etc) at the top-most possible location in the pages of your website, in the source order, and NOT visual order.
  5. Don’t be a Copycat. Don’t write news or posts just to have something for the big Google. Nowadays, duplicate-content filters are continuously evolving and even if you gain something on the short term you will loose it later. Try to be innovative.
  6. Use a pen and paper. Always have an agenda and a pen around. Note down every crazy idea you think of … Most of us have truly great subjects to write about, but during the day we forget, busy with other issues. I always note my ideas. At the end of a day, I am amazed to see a 20 subjects list to write about, versus 1 or two that I can come up with at writing time.
  7. Suggest “related websites” in your website’s Alexa information page. That will bring some traffic.
  8. If you want that early search engine boost, don’t just buy a new domain and invest $10K on the website design and development. You are better off buying a 5 year domain and investing $5K on the website. Age matters a lot and it will matter good years from now on.
  9. If you own a website that contains 80% Google and you are always on the lookout for new content/news to write about, please and I mean PLEASE read Ionut’s Google System. He’s still a student at a University in Bucharest (I live in Bucharest, so I have to meet him soon) and he can write all those stuff about it. Imagine him 10 years from now. He’s great on finding every bit of information, bug, unreleased service or any other thing about Google.
  10. Try to build other websites that revolve around your primary niche. Use them to better market and infuse brand and traffic into your primary website. I’m not talking about building scraper websites. Build quality content ones, and invest money and time and work hours in them. But in the end, just make them a vehicle that you will use to better market your primary website.
  11. Use Google’s, Yahoo’s and MSN’s(that’s the Moreover ping server which will ping MSN) sitemap services. Not only that it will provide you with invaluable server and website data, but it will get your pages in their index faster.
  12. If your website is in DMOZ, and Google and MSN (Live.com) show the DMOZ title and description, and that doesn’t work for you (most of the time, the DMOZ information for your website sucks) just bypass it and use your own ones. MSN and Google both support this function.
  13. Don’t ignore Google’s, Yahoo’s, Live’s and Ask’s image search functions. Most of the times, you can get a higher traffic from the image search engines then from the usual search, especially if you have a content rich website. Just a reminder for you: use the title attribute on links that surround the images, and use the ALT attribute on the image tags themselves. Also, always remember to rename your images with relevant descriptive words (a maximum of 4 words works best).
  14. Have a look at the websites I read (Bloglines), and subscribe to their feeds. Read them regularly.
  15. Advertising and Affiliate Marketing

  16. If you use the Adsense, YPN! or adCenter contextual ads on your website, try to optimize them. Don’t just insert them in your website and leave them. Work with them, change the position, the ad layout, the colors, the content around them. And remember, that at least for Adsense, the ad that’s placed in the highest position possible in the source’s order, will yield the highest income per click.
  17. Use affiliate programs once your website has started to receive some quality traffic. Depending on your niche, affiliate programs are a much better way to convert your traffic, then all the other advertising methods like contextual networks, banners, links etc. Commision Junction is a good way to start your research.
  18. Effectively lead your readers to your MDA (Most Desired Action). That may be a newsletter box, a banner, an Adsense etc. Place your MDA right below comments, or in the left/right sidebars, or in the header. Experiment. Analyze. React.
  19. Build an affiliate system for the services products you are offering. Let others do the PR and sales job for you.
  20. RSS & Newsletter Marketing

  21. Don’t trust yourself only in RSS feeds. A lot of users are “old-school” and prefer e-mail newsletters. Always offer this option.
  22. Another good newsletter tactic is to offer a periodical e-mail digest with the top stories in a certain period. A week, a month etc. Maybe some of your visitors missed a few interesting posts/articles.
  23. Research Robin Good’s Best Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites (Part 2 and Part 3 available too) and market your RSS feed in all those websites. Don’t know what an RSS feed is ? (if you don’t, you’re either a moron, or you should fire someone).
  24. Not only submit your RSS feed to different RSS aggregators, but learn to market it.
  25. Analytics Marketing Techniques

  26. Pay attention to your website’s statistics. Install a good analytics tool like IndexTools or Google Analytics. Not only the absolute numbers and statistics (like total users/total visits) count. Try to go deeper and analyze the navigation patterns, entry/exit rates and pages, the new /returning visitors ratio etc.
  27. Continuously monitor your server stats, referrers and logs, and try to respond to links and articles that reference your website. That shows dedication and it’s another way to market your website indirectly.
  28. Survey your visitors (you need a free user account to read this article). Learn what your audience and demographics are. Strive to improve your readership towards your website’s business goal. Constantly re-survey.
  29. Research your market and always be up to date with your competitors. What their prices are, where do visitors go, is the site designed for success ? Look for things like quality code and content, internal/external linking, keyword density in content and links, pages indexed, Google Pagerank, quality titles, headers, site layout and design, conversion process, site load time, dedicated host, what new services they develop and announce etc.
  30. Learn to increase your leads
  31. Trial and error Trial and measure: raise awareness of your products and services, convert a visitor into a registered user and/or paying customer, persuade exiting customers to make further business, developing loyalty.
  32. Brand and Visibility Marketing

  33. When commenting a post or story in another website don’t spam: “OMG that’s uber cool”, “Nice post” or something like that. Instead, try to make your comments in a professional way, show what you liked/disliked/agreed/etc, cite other sources, give examples, bring pertinent arguments etc. Remember, comments are an important part of a post/article. Over 60% of the readers will also read the comments.
  34. Try to associate your name or your website’s name/brand with the big boys on your niche. Regularly comment their articles (don’t spam) and from time to time make reviews of their post on your blog/website.
  35. Starting your website from scratch, always sucks. Seek out other websites/companies in your industry and try to establish a relationship with them. Try a mutual partnership and/or services recommendations. Don’t try to e-mail/fax your direct competitors.
  36. Brand and paint your employee’s uniforms and your company’s cars with your logo and website address. This is especially useful if you have a lot of cars. It’s mass-branding and it will get people, thus future clients in your local area accustomed and comfortable with your logo, website and business.
  37. Put your website address, on every possible internal piece of paper or communication device, including, but being limited to business cards, letterheads, invoices, newspaper and/or other print ads, yellow pages advertisements, receipts etc.
  38. Always identify yourself with your visitors, especially if you own a publishing website/weblog. Always have your editor name written for articles and it’s best to have a profile too. A picture, a contact method.
  39. Social Media Marketing

  40. If you ever want to write something that will end up on any of Digg’s, Reddit’s, Netscape’s, Newsvine’s (etc) frontpage, write about how to get on their frontpage, about Firefox, Wordpress or Apple/Mac. No matter what you write about those, people love them and you WILL get on the frontpage, unless it’s un utterly stupid article.
  41. Pay close attention to Stumbleupon. It’s a great alternative social network. Install their toolbar, and if you write a good post, submit it in their system. Be faithful and fairplay with the other members, help each other, and add friends to your account. Ask other members to review you if they liked what you stumbled upon. StumbleUpon traffic had the highest converting ratio (at least for me), in comparison to Delicious, Digg or Reddit users, which seem to be RSS and AD blind.
  42. Whenever you have the belief that digging your articles will yield you an increased CTR on your Adsense ads, RSS subscriptions, comments or any other kind of added benefit to your website, you are wrong. I can sustain Davak’s post 80%, except the Alexa part. Digg users do use the Alexa toolbar or plugins that count as the Alexa toolbar. But you won’t notice any increased CTR’s, comments or clicks, no matter the traffic gained from a Digg.
  43. Reward helpful and valuable users by promoting their work on your homepage, or develop a rating system. Invest 5 minutes of your time to send a quick email or note telling them you appreciate their help.
  44. At least once per year, ask your visitors what do they think about your website’s content. What would they want to read more ? What new facilities should you offer them ? 10 reasons to survey your visitors.
  45. Be humble. Don’t forget where you started from, even if you are a professional in your field. No one can be an authority in a certain category if others don’t link to/recommend/interview/blog about.
  46. Link Baiting, Link Building and Research

  47. Write controversial content that will self-generate links and discussions/comments. Pick on well-known people, criticize loved websites or brands.
  48. When starting your website, try to gather a few links from already established and trustworthy websites. Stop trying to get your link on websites that are 2 months old like yours. Pay a directory submission in Yahoo!, BOTW, Webxperience!, Skaffe or other well known directories. Paying for a directory submission almost guarantees you a faster response time. DMOZ is an excellent way to start but you can’t get your way in fast and with money, so it’s best to “submit-and-forget-about-it”.
  49. Build links slowly, to avoid the sandbox. Slowly can mean 5-10 gained backlinks per month.
  50. When you research websites for IBL’s possibilities, don’t be fooled about high PR pages. What you need is Trust, not a high Pagerank. How can you tell if a website is an authority website or not ? Just find 5 titles of 5 articles on that website and search those phrases in Google. If the website appears on the first page, then it’s a quality website. After that inspect some of it’s backlinks, and try to see if the website is involved in dubious link schemes or has IBLs from irrelevant and spam websites. If it doesn’t, you’re OK to go. Remember, what you need is Trust, and traffic. Not Pagerank.
  51. A good link building strategy is to comment or participate in discussions or content on other websites in your industry. It’s not enough to have good articles/content. The world has to know about them. Make connections/relations with other jounalists/bloggers/entreprenours in your niche, comment their articles, and links will come by themselves, with time.
  52. Create posts/articles that help your visitors and attract natural links. “5 tips to …”, “25 easy ways to make …. better” type of articles are the best you can write.
  53. Write stories/articles in the most highly-ranked websites of your industry and link to your website from the article. I am not talking about article directories, but industry websites that accept content contributions from members. (like ThreadWatch or WebproNews, for example)
  54. Are you in any good relations with an US faculty/university ? Kindly ask them if you can contribute with something, and request a link from their websites. .edu and .gov links are supposed to carry a little more weight and authority then regular links. An excellent post in SEOmoz on ten ways to earn an .edu link
  55. Do you write in forums ? Always put your link in your signature, and try to write a few attractive words too, to increase the likelihood of clicks on your links. Many forums like Digitalpoint or V7N, have a latest blog post function. If you have a feed, always use that functions (tip: it works with any feed, not just blogs).
  56. My best advice for gathering a LOT of easy links is to create and release free templates for any wide-spread, free CMS system out there. Wordpress, PHP Link Directory, Joomla, Mambo, Typo66, Drupal, etc. You are not a designer ? Hire one to build you some templates. What’s the benefit ? That small “template by X” in the footer of the template, that will reside in all the websites that use it. The more functional and beautiful the template is, the more people will use it. Colleen, from Kalina Web Designs as well as Chris from Pearsonified come highly recommended by me and others. It’s not worthwhile to tell you that I too have a design company. We’re too expensive for your ass ;)
  57. If you are interested about Pagerank rather then relevancy, whenever you submit to directories or other websites that accept links, try to search the most relevant page with the highest PR, and submit to that. Keep the relevancy pretty high on your list though, otherwise they will reject your website for sure. I would and will.
  58. Viral marketing, word of mouth, tell a friend schemes can get your server on fire in hours. Viral marketing describes any strategy that encourages individuals to pass on a marketing message to others, creating the potential for exponential growth in the message’s exposure and influence. I guess this Threadwatch article about a Mini-Cooper AD will tell you more.
  59. Ask friends or colleagues in your industry, to review your business website. If you have high profile friends, then you are sure to bring a high traffic and increased authority impact to your website.
  60. Build a funny 404 page that will make your visitors laugh a bit and maybe will attract some links.
  61. Don’t overlook linkbaiting: Organize a contest, adding a competitive element to it and offering a prize, post a very cool and funny post (usually a video or a cartoon or something that everyone would understand visually), ideally related to your industry etc.
  62. Take a 6 months/1 year college class and get a personal page on the university’s .edu domain. Prices are usually cheap
  63. Corporate & e-Commerce Marketing

  64. Issue press releases for your website. No matter the field, a well written press release can not only improve your marketing strategy and gain a few inbound links and link bait from other websites, but can lead to journalists that will cite your company in their offline/online magazine as well as in online news websites like Google News and Yahoo! News.
  65. If you have a company or product presentation website, try to provide multilingual pages. Helps for ranking in different localized search engines and user experience …
  66. If you have local conferences or shows, that relate to your industry attend to them. Go yourself, or send an employee. Make business connections, friends, discuss daily issues, socialize. You wouldn’t imagine how much that will help you on the long run.
  67. If you sell products or services on your website, regularly offer discounts or promotional coupons. That will not only increase sales and visibility but will attract links and stories, especially if you are a well known company. Issue a press release each and every time you offer that discount. Journalists and news search engines like Google News usually pick up the press release if it’s written correctly.
  68. Offer a Privacy Policy (think about how much information is on the Internet; your credit card, your home addresses, your personal letters by email. etc.), a FAQ section, a Help section or any other functionality that will bring your website closer to your visitors, increasing authority, trust and re-visit rates.
  69. No matter your writing skill, read a few pointers about how to write a professional press release (excellent 21 pages e-book on the new rules of PRlocal mirror) and try releasing a free press release at PressBox, Free Press Release, PrLeap, i-Newswire, 24/7 Press Release, PR.com, PR Free or ClickPress. After you’ll see the benefits, hire a professional press release writing service and do it by the book at PrWeb, PrNewsWire and/ore other global, more authoritative PR distribution services.
  70. Read the PccPolo 101 marketing tips (local mirror) and the United States Small Business Administration 100+ Marketing Ideas.
  71. Your customers are always right!
  72. Thou shalt remember that not only Google has a Bible: The 10 Commandments of Marketing (you need a free user account to read this article).
  73. Personalize your company’s cars license plates
  74. Optimize your website’s shopping cart and watch how your average order size increase and your cart abandonment rate decrease.
  75. Blog Marketing

  76. Do you have a company or corporate website ? Build a blog for yourself. Blogs are a common way of internal company communication as well as a good source of PR. Clients and possible clients feel close and can interact with your team, online.
  77. Do you blog ? Pimp your blog with social bookmarking tools, a Feedburner account with the FeedCount option activated to show your RSS subscribers.
  78. If you have a blog (but not only a blog) take full advantage of Technorati. Technorati offers you the chance to submit 20 tags relevant to your blog, when you create your account, and start to claim each blog/website. Don’t let that stop you. Use Technorati tags, tailored for each post individually. Technorati pages rank extremely well, and it’s a great source of traffic, so it’s best to use it to your advantage. Watch how PrWeb uses Technorati tags in every press release, to it’s advantage. The advantage is that your specific article will show up in searches of each of those tags.
  79. Whenever you write a post on your blog, or an article in your publishing website, or a press release, try to think search too. Research with Overture and Wordtracker (if you have an account), what are the best words to use in your title. They tend to help a lot, because the title usually is used in the meta description and URL too. That will boost your page a little in the SERPs.
  80. Plan your blog’s start. When starting a new blog, it’s important to realize that every detail counts. Don’t start with a default theme and ‘hello world’ – like posts and then ask for links. Try to start with 2-3 good written subjects. Always plan ahead and write today, tomorrow’s post.
  81. Always link from your blog. Link to as many quality websites as possible. Don’t be afraid to “spread your PR thin” or some other BS like that. Link to good posts of people, link to good newspaper articles, and most importantly, link to relatively unknown blogs/websites that feature a good original story. In most cases that will yield you some free PR. Most other websites (like PrWeb or blogs etc) have trackback plugins so they’ll feature your story in their comments.
  82. Read Quadzilla’s 9 rules about blogging (disregard rule #10) and Seth Godin’s how to get traffic for your blog post.
  83. Have a blog ? Always ping update services. Here are the Update services I use for this blog (For Wordpress, they are located in Options/Writing/Update Services):

    http://rpc.pingomatic.com/

    http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2/

    http://pingqueue.com/rpc/

    http://ping.feedburner.com

    http://www.bloglines.com/ping

    http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2

    I use the Bloglines, Technorati and Google Blogs pings to update those services immediately and not wait for services like Pingomatic to notify them hourly.

  84. Design, Content, Accessibility and Usability Marketing

  85. The quality of the layout and design matters. Don’t release an ugly, badly design website. I would rather wait to do a much better design and release the website afterwards. The same situation for websites that are already online. Got an ugly design ? Redesign the website. It’s proven that a new, more beautiful and accessible design for a website strongly increases the likelihood of bookmarking, re-visiting, and subscribes to the feed and newsletters.
  86. Write with the user in mind. A BAD post example is like writing a long citation of another blog-post/authority site, and actually writing no opinion of your own. Try to add your own analysis and views of the subject. No matter how many other websites blogged or wrote about a story, they will never write the same post as yours, with the same pro’s and con’s.
  87. Spell check your content. There’s no other big mistake for a publishing site than users criticizing the misspells. Take those extra 2 minutes to check the spelling errors in Word or even Google.
  88. Try to get your readers to comment and to involve themselves with the subject at hand. Uses phrases like “I’d like to know what you think?” / “I’m waiting your suggestions about …” etc.
  89. If you can’t write good stories, don’t. Hire an experienced publisher to do the writing for you. John Scott hired Peter Da Vanzo to blog for V7N’s blog. Not because John can’t, but because he’s not the writing geek and because he wanted a professional blog. That does the job well for him and that can do the job well for you too.
  90. If you have a website where people can pay online for products, make the job easy. Put a BIG button or text, use multiple processors like 2CO, Paypal etc. Don’t hide the payment link in some footer or sidebar space. Make it visible. If you don’t have your own shopping cart, then let the visitor know that he will be redirected to a 3rd party website, to complete the payment process.
  91. Make sure the website is consistent in look, feel and design. Nothing is more disturbing to a visitor/customer than feeling as if they have just gone to another website. Keep colors and themes constant throughout the site. And yes, this is a marketing tool too. You DO want your visitors to come back right ?
  92. If you have a content website, try to keep your posting frequency regular. If you decide to post 1 post per day, then post 1 post per day, every day, every week, 365 days/year. So what if it’s Christmas ? Just don’t make your posting habit irregular. Today 1 post, tomorrow 5 posts, 1 week no posts etc. That disturbs visitors and that will hurt your RSS subscribers and newsletter subscribers numbers.
  93. If you just invested a lot of cash for a beautiful Web 2.0 design and layout (Web 2.0 hotties and how to design Web 2.0 style), why not make the best of it ? Make sure that it’s a valid XHTML and CSS layout and submit it to the hottest CSS galleries around the world like CSS Beauty, CSS Import, CSS Remix or CSS Vault.
  94. Always personalize your e-mail responses, newsletters, invitations and any other material that ends up at your existing or possible future clients. Never send a bulk message. Most of the current clients get offended by such messages and the future possible clients will just ignore them.
  95. Send out a “thank you” email to all existing customers and alert them about your plans for the next year.
  96. Add interactivity to your website. Visitors need to have a communication highway one way or another. If you still haven’t included a commenting system, a forum, a blog or other interactivity systems to your website, do it now. Always ask questions from your readers and try to involve them in your world.
  97. Create an (extensive) glossary of terms in your industry, like Aaron did for his industry: search engine marketing. That will set you apart and will make you an authority website in your niche.
  98. Create powerful anti-spam blocks for your website. No-one will trust your authority if your website is full of spam. Use a Captcha module, or a math module, asking visitors to identify a string or to do a mathematical calculation before their comment gets approved. According to Akismet, 93% of (blog) comments are spam. Loren Baker’s Search Engine Journal got hit with 850.000 spam comments since he installed Akismet (thanks for the info Loren).
  99. Put the accent on visitor experience not traffic. Traffic is useless if you can’t convert it into paying customers. A visitor experience optimized website with 500 visits/day can bring you twice the income then an un-optimized one with 10.000 visits/day.

Only 90 ? I want you guys to continue with the last 11.

Have a great week-end.

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73 Comments so far

Isla Scotts said:
October 27th, 2006

Just wanted to say that I thought that this was a very informative list. I especially appreciated the links to other pages. I found that when I wanted more information the links provided me with what I was looking for. I will be bookmarking this page (and probably more.) Thanks!

Sander said:
October 27th, 2006

Well done Cristian! Great marketing seo tips, thx. Very much like reading your blog.

Zoltan said:
October 27th, 2006

Great List. Good work.
Just one question about the sitewides. What if you link from the same domain to 10 different links of another domain name?
For example: site A has 10000 indexed pages. On every 1000 page you link to siteb/3.html, siteb/3.html, siteb/3.html… siteb/10.html.

Zoltan said:
October 27th, 2006

Sorry, I meant “siteb/1.html, siteb/2.html, siteb/3.html” not “siteb/3.html, siteb/3.html, siteb/3.html”.

Can said:
October 27th, 2006

I think you forgot the simplest -yet the most important- thing..

Make sure that your site loads fast.

Zerp said:
October 27th, 2006

WTH!! I want 101!

Goodstuff ;)

Terinea said:
October 27th, 2006

A great post, will you be updating it when you get 101?

October 27th, 2006

My #101 tip:

Don’t be the ‘ZERO’ between everyONE… Once you internalize these tips, read them once a week. Do it, and you’ll find yourself adding your 102 rule!

Best of Luck

October 27th, 2006

Zoltan, that’s a more acceptable situation, yes.

Can, It’s a Dual Xeon Server. What the heck to do more ? :)

Terinea, you were supposed to add the rest.:)

Megan said:
October 27th, 2006

Forums are good for a lot more than just signature links: getting to know people who are interested in your niche, networking with potential customers and/or colleagues, making friends who might link to you too. That also applies to posting blog comments on other sites and anyplace else you can find people who care about your topic.

For blogging – trackbacks are an excellent way to build traffic. If other people in your niche are talking about something, get in on the action and leave some trackbacks! I got an excellent link when I left a trackback to another blooger. She picked up on it, liked what I wrote, and linked back to me :) Trackbacks let other people know you exist.

October 27th, 2006

Megan, excellent 2 tips :)

John Larousseau said:
October 27th, 2006

Good content.. thank you..

Just read another article that offers some other good suggestions:

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Suggestions For Making Your Mark In The Blogosphere

Zoltan said:
October 27th, 2006

Cristian, more acceptable or it does actually have a positive effect?
Better than simply displaying one link from the homepage?
Maybe I am asking too much… ;)

anada said:
October 27th, 2006

this is the best web marketing tips i’ve ever seen! I just began to blog for about 2mth and your tips are very helpful to me.

Only 90 ? I want you guys to continue with the last 11.

this is a great way to encourage lurkers give comments, too.

October 27th, 2006

Better than simply displaying one link from the homepage?

I for one, would still preffer a link in a single article, or a link on the index page and that’s all.

Ben said:
October 27th, 2006

People really like “top” lists, so go ahead and make an article about the “top 10″. For example, I saw this “101 …” article and wanted to read it.

Great list!

Ciprian said:
October 27th, 2006

Excelent article Cristian. I hardlly manage to read my emails in the last couple of weeks but I must say I read your entire article and I think it worthed.

I would like to add something that might get into that 101 list, if you think it worthed:

If you can, invest a little money in local sports, schools, charity different events that would love to have your banner for a small fee, to help them pay the event. The bennefits are huge, and you pay much less than an outdoor advertising campaign.

October 27th, 2006

Excellent tip Ciprian .. I will complete the last 11 ideas from the comments on this post and I will link to the guy that came up with it :)

hm said:
October 27th, 2006

I recently found a very interesting website:
http://alreadylinked.com/
There you can purchase ad space for your Blog etc.

Tim said:
October 27th, 2006

Great ideas and tips. I’ve always had trouble finding a free place to blatantly advertise my products and services so I made one: http://bla.st/
I will definitely be trying as many of these tips as I can, thanks!

Valentin said:
October 28th, 2006

Excellent article! Some of the best marketing tips I’ve read!

Farennikov said:
October 28th, 2006

if you write a short down to the point book about it – I will buy. 101 in the book, though, not 90.

jeet said:
October 28th, 2006

Great post! Cannot wait using some of the tips you mentioned here.
Thank you.

October 29th, 2006

Excellent, excellent job. Very informative. I have a few sites in the top 10 on all three SEs, but I want more of my sites to get there. Now I have a better cnance.

Bill Skywalker Edwards
Autoresponder Letters

Davak said:
October 29th, 2006

Cristian:

I now agree with you as well about the alexa toolbar. As digg has become more popular, I believe the alexa toolbar use as really increased among the digg population.

Thanks for the link to my article.

Davak

October 30th, 2006

Amazing post. Thanks! It is bookmarked and I will return often.

When you do write a news release & distribute through services like PRWeb, make certain to use all the bookmarking & tagging features offered. For example, adding Technorati tags in appropriate categories to news releases increases clicks to the release (and then to your site) by a lot.

Cheers, David

Flavius said:
October 31st, 2006

Salut,

Am pus inceputul articolului tau .. adica primele cateva “tips”-uri si pe blogul meu cu link la intregul articol.
Multumesc pentru o lectura f interesanta si daca vei considera ca asta e o problema te rog sa imi spui,

Multumesc,
Flavius

November 4th, 2006

Really good post! It’s in my favorites.

In one of the tips it suggested building links slowly in the 5-10 per month range to avoid the sandbox. Am I hurting myself by submitting too many articles per week to directories?

November 4th, 2006

Yes you are. Consider this: Would you be happier to slowly increase in the rankings, but to BE present in the rankings ? Or to have a big boost (1-2 weeks) and then sit 4-8 months in below #150 rankings ?

Xuru said:
November 5th, 2006

Love the link to your Bloglines. I’ll have to make sure and go through it this weekend and look for some gems.

November 7th, 2006

Long but useful!
Now I’m tiered… Tomorrow morning this will be the first of my lectures.

Cand lansezi cartea care ai promiso’?

Kian Ann said:
November 8th, 2006

Whoa! What a long and useful list! I’m going to go keep this in my bookmarks for future reference! Wonderful work Cristian!

November 8th, 2006

Thanks for the remark Ann.

Chance said:
November 30th, 2006

This is a great list, and the supporting links are spot on- I linked it.

Thanks!

Younus said:
December 2nd, 2006

It’s great!

January 31st, 2007

Amazing list, I found you through Digg. Thanks, I added it to my favorites.

Ashish said:
February 9th, 2007

Thanks a lot,

I have found the site through del.icio.us and I am following the 90 ways you have mentioned above.

As a result, I have started to see results within a few months only. I am now getting around 10 uniques a day.

Thanks again mate.

Ashish

Amram said:
February 14th, 2007

Great article. Alot of useful information. I will use it for my new website http://www.liveitsupport.com

March 8th, 2007

Indeed. Truly wonderful article Cristi! Thanks (once again? :) ) for all articles that you post here at seopedia.org for us “noobs” … Expertule :D !

john beck said:
April 2nd, 2007

Tell me,among these 101,what’s the most vital and effective idea which can lead me in a simple way?

Vygantas said:
May 13th, 2007

Great article, haven’t finished reading yet but bookmarked.

Followed almoust every link in this article so it took very long time to read, but got great info, thanks. Looking forward to similar articles.

Vygantas said:
May 13th, 2007

Couldn’t edit my post, but wanted to ask. You wrote “Build links slowly, to avoid the sandbox. Slowly can mean 5-10 gained backlinks per month.”

What if I want to start like with big “bang”? It won’t be possisble to do this “slowly”.

May 13th, 2007

If a website starts indexed, with 100.000 backlinks, how will the Google algorithm feel like ?

What natural website, starts with 100.000 backlinks ?

Go figure :)

Vygantas said:
May 13th, 2007

Well… Not 100k :-) But like building 100+- links daily? And buying links in all best rated directories in the first day.

May 13th, 2007

I would not recommend buying links, ONLY in directories. You could make a balance of directories and content websites from your niche.

My best bet, would be no more then 10 maximum links (individual links, and NOT site-wides) gained per week.

Alwitt said:
May 21st, 2007

Wow! That’s a lot of tips! I even got confused here. But thanks anyway for the GREAT tips!

Tian said:
May 23rd, 2007

Totally agree with # 23.

May 30th, 2007

Wow the most complete internet marketing post so far.

You said in number 13. Don’t ignore Image search. How success you are get traffic from image search? I don’t use this strategy because I think this is not targeted traffic. People mostly search in image search to found image, not website.

Arupa said:
June 4th, 2007

Can also give KeywordSpy.com a try for a keyword research tool.

August 18th, 2007

Thanks for putting together such a comprehensive list. I’m sure I’ll be coming back to this page again and again.

Fodd said:
September 24th, 2007

Thanks for the interesting list.

It’s tough to get much traffic now out of Digg. Just look at any of the upcoming catagories and it is flooded with articles or ‘blog spam’ as the regulars refer to them. If you post during the work week your submission is buried 10+ pages after only a few hours. There is such a small window for your article to get noticed.

Not giving up yet though.

Ivan said:
September 30th, 2007

I found very useful tips in your link section. There is another way of getting one way links from high PR sites – ‘content-exchange’. Just write unique, keyword optimized article that fits to their theme with your back links in the resource box. The more quality the article, the bigger are your chances to get the back links. Any way, nice list, many ‘smarties’.

David said:
October 3rd, 2007

Thanks for the great tips! Iam currently doing some marketing and linkbuilding. This will definetly come in handy. Will follow this thread!

Jason said:
October 10th, 2007

thanks for the awesome list. will stick to it!

Roger said:
October 24th, 2007

#92 (I think) Make a List of your own!
People love lists, as do the search engines. Do some research and make a unique, keyword based, list that supports your site. I made a list relevant to my content and it got 1st page (2nd listing) entry on the SERP’s in less than a week.

all4free said:
November 28th, 2007

Thanks for the article. Very nice site. I’ll wait your next article. C U

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December 4th, 2007

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mankind said:
December 7th, 2007

Thanks for the info.For me not all I try and I never heard before.It worth for me to keep increase my traffic.I learn something new from here.

Thanks guys.

December 31st, 2007

Cam to here thru a link in copy blogger.. U have made a wonderful study in here.!

kartal said:
January 14th, 2008

Thanks guys.

Sammy said:
January 15th, 2008

Tips are a great help. Combined with effective and useful softwares indeed gave me an edge on my internet business. The Artemis Pro is a software which solved my duplicate content problem and now my web page ranking and traffic increased.

January 16th, 2008

wow…this is the most complete web marketing tips in one post I’ve ever read. Although I’m not new in web marketing world, but some of your point there caught my attention. Really great content !

kiliz said:
January 29th, 2008

Great Tips …very complete…thanks

engrmizan said:
February 1st, 2008

Thanks Cristian Mezei! for your great information.

Marc said:
February 23rd, 2008

Extremely useful information. I am in the process of building my own business and your tips are highly appreciated.

John said:
March 11th, 2008

I have been trying some of these tips and some definitely work better than others. Any tips on how to get out of the google sandbox? I have a site that is in there. I have been trying out the new ads from Facebook and have had good results with the Pay Per 1000 Impressions. Good conversion rates too.

seo brazil said:
March 16th, 2008

Hi Cristian,
Absolutely great work. Regarding directories submission, do you usually submit to JoeAnt?
Cheers
Gustavo

Anil Gupta said:
April 10th, 2008

Great list of traffic building tips. I also recently created list of 26 tips that helps us in bringing more traffic to our website

netzone said:
April 11th, 2008

Hello Mr. Cristian, Really it is best SEO tips. I love it….

Astha said:
April 15th, 2008

Hi Cristian, Thanks for sharing such wonder-ideas!

merry said:
May 28th, 2008

Hello, Cristian

I found this website when I did a search for niche websites. I started thinking about doing this about a week ago, and even though I did not digest all of what you explained, I have bookmarked this page. I sure that as I get more into doing this sort of thing, this will be an invaluable source. Thank you for providing all this info.

allen said:
June 24th, 2008

Cristian,

only 90? All the information is great, I am trying to market a free gaming website. With 0.00 budget. Thanks for the information!

Allen

ray said:
July 11th, 2008

Hi Cristian Mezei,

Thank you for your information, its really usefull all seo and online marketing excutives. all the points are very important.

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