Over Optimization Was Cool, Now It’s Kickin’ My Butt!

A Spankin’ From Google

OK, so we got the Google slap…what’s next. Well, over the next few weeks you are sure to see me changing up a whole bunch of stuff! (Funny how fast you can learn about “good” seo vs. “bad” seo!)

I never really did any black hat stuff for Make Money Online Anywhere, well not black hat seo techniques like we used to think of as black hat anyway. The problem for me, and I’m pretty sure Google is still figuring out exactly what they are wanting to do here, is that my linking techniques seem to be in the realm of “we don’t like that” for Google.

I’ve used Unique Article Wizard almost the entire time I have been online and it was a blog network that served me very well for quite some time. I trained people how to rank well by using UAW and, as mentioned, used it exclusively to rank my own blogs.

About mid-March however, I noticed that UAW wasn’t “working” quite as well as it had been – I just wasn’t seeing the results I was used to. And then last week I saw a ton of sites drop from the first page of Google for many key phrases. Even my own blog post which had ranked #1 for months for the term “znz one,” wasn’t in the same galaxy.

I was still ranking very well for “znz one,” – still at the #1 position – but with an entirely different blog post. Weird. That’s the term us non-techie types use anyway.

The Day the SEO Music Died?

Yesterday, “Dark” Tuesday I will call it, I saw my site go bye-bye from the glorious position 1 and prestigious first page. It’s hanging around like that third person on a date somewhere on the second page. I’m not messing with it until next week, let’s just see what Good old Google does. Who knows, I might (yeah, right) hit #1 again.

The main problem right now is I’m a bit clueless as to how to start ranking well again, but here is a hint: the sites that weren’t ranking so well for me before, are now doing pretty well. Ironically, these are the same sites that I didn’t do a whole lot with. I basically started them and then let them sit in cyberspace “seasoning,” getting that domain up past a few months.

So, checking with the SEOmoz gang (seomoz.org – check out this video! http://www.seomoz.org/blog/6-changes-every-seo-should-make-before-the-over-optimization-penalty-hits-whiteboard-friday), I must reluctantly admit that this site was hard-core optimized for some terms (like znz one for instance) and due to that over-optimization my stuff is draggin’. Oh well – back to the drawing board.

I’m sort of wondering at this point if we even need to put in keywords or key phrases into our seo plugins on our WordPress blogs. Who knows. I’m sure I’ll be checking things out and I will be passing on what I find.

SEO Secret Re-learned: Create Good Solid Content For Humans

For now my best advice for everyone out there trying to get that blog up and running is to write good content that people can use. Create value on your blog and stop relying on good rankings for traffic. There are many, many, many different ways to get a lot of traffic to the site – that’s what I’ll be writing about very soon!

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Best Internet Marketing Tools

best internet marketing toolsWhen you learn to get to the first page of the search engines like Google and particularly if you reach the prestigious #1 position people want to know how you did it and one of my secrets is that I use 3 of the best internet marketing tools around. Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Now before you get going on the whole “he’s only saying this because he’s an affiliate,” routine I will tell you that I AM an affiliate of these programs. You can click on one of my links and pick up the product and I will make some money OR you can go straight to the sites and pick them up that way too.

The main thing here is that as far as I am concerned you are going to want some tools and since these are the best internet marketing tools around for achieving high rankings within the SERP’s, you may want to take notice. Don’t ask why we need tools to perform our jobs, it’s like asking a carpenter why they need a saw or a hammer. Yep, pretty stupid.

What Are The Best Internet Marketing Tools?

The best internet marketing tools that I am referring to are 3 task specific tools that I couldn’t live without and 3 free tools that I use daily as well. The first 3, the three that you actually pay for are:

  • The Jaaxy Keyword Tool (my newest tool!)
  • The Best Spinner
  • The Unique Article Wizard (article submission service)

As for the 3 Free tools that I use:

  • Ping.fm (social bookmarking)
  • pingler.com (ping system)
  • socialmonkee (free and premium service – I have a free account)

There are a couple of others, but primarily this is it, I can get to the top of Google with this handful of tools and a bit of elbow grease. Below I will go into detail what each of these tools does.

Best Internet Marketing Tools: Keyword Tool

best internet marketing toolsIf you are not doing good keyword and key phrase research, you are not driving traffic and probably not making money. Why a keyword tool in my best internet marketing tools category? Because it is a NECESSARY tool and it works!

You need to know if you can rank well for a key phrase before you put forth the effort to do so. Jaaxy is very user friendly and extremely simple to use. You simply plug in a topic or keyword, press the search button and receive different keywords surrounding the topic. The tool does the work and will show you a green light for words that you can probably rank well for, yellow that indicate more competitive words and phrases and red which I think stands for “Don’t even try it.”

This tool at $19.95 is a “must-have” accessory to my toolkit. I’ve owned this tool for a few weeks and it has already made it’s money back time and again. Great investment which is why it qualifies for one of the best internet marketing tools out there.

Best Internet Marketing Tools Includes Spinning Software

best internet marketing toolsAnother service that I am always excited about is The Best Spinner. The fee for this product is $77 per year and very well worth the price. I can take an article that I have written and spin it into hundreds of unique articles with a push of the button. You do have to set up the synonyms manually, but that’s not that big of a deal and usually takes around thirty minutes to an hour.

Once you have used this service you will realize quite quickly why this tool makes my best internet marketing tools list. Once you generate these articles and start getting them to the directories and your submission service or software you will see how simple building back links through article marketing can be.

Best Internet Marketing Tools: Unique Article Wizard

I’ve been using the Unique Article Wizard for a couple of years now. This is by far the best of the best. I say this because if I need to rank on the first page of Google I simply write an article, spin it and submit 3 of the articles to UAW. If I’m not ranking on the first page within a few days, I repeat the process using different author names until I am. This program has very rarely (maybe when I was extremely ambitious in terms of keyword competition) failed to get my posts to page one!

best internet marketing toolsWhen it comes to the Crown Jewel of the best internet marketing tools, the Unique Article Wizard may be it. While some may complain at the monthly subscription price of $67.00 per month I will simply say you aren’t making money without it are you? Great investment!

Best Internet Marketing Tools: The Free Stuff

As soon as I complete a blog post, like this one, I will immediately start building links and will generate around seventy within the first five or ten minutes. I do this by submitting the URL from a completed blog post to ping.fm, the social bookmarking site, then I will send out pings from pingler.com updating different services and causing the crawlers to come my way and I will go to socialmonkee.com and submit a description of the article to it’s blog directory.

All of these methods are free, but this is not why they are considered among the best internet marketing tools. They are considered best because they do in fact work and that is ultimately the only thing that really concerns me.

Try these tools for yourself and with a little practice, patience and consistency see if you are ranking very well with your blogs. I use these best internet marketing tools exclusively and have found tremendous success with them.

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