Veering away from Clickbank to give a quick tip on Images, and more importantly using Images in your blog posts.
As you know I have started arbitrarytweets.com and am getting good organic search traffic. Funnily enough, to mostly only one page. Hilariously that page is about Rick Astley. (I have taken a risk here and cross linked from one of my web sites to another – Google will sometimes frown upon this. They know what sites I own).
Anyway, what I am saying, is that in my post about Rick Astley, I used an image of him, naming it Rick Asltey (important to name or rename the images you use, using your keywords for that post and to give them an alternative “alt” descritption).
So, to cut a long story short, the image I used, as well as the concurrent link to arbitrarytweets.com shows up on the first page of Google when anyone searches for “Rick Astley”. It’s enough to get lot’s of traffic. Go to Google and search for Rick and see what I mean. Here is a screen shot (note another image).
I am learning lots and have other stories about Pinterest, a backlink from The Huffington Post (PR8) and a few more.
However, for tonight, it is about the importance of using images in your blog posts, and naming them correctly.
You get paid to be on Facebook & Twitter
I was going through the Clickbank products looking for something to promote and came across this one.
They should do well. For some this would be the ideal Job!
If you are a blogger, you absolutely have to create a Stumbleupon account.
I am seeing a lot of traffic from them.
Next, make sure you have some form of social sharing buttons on your blog (like the ones below this post).
Every time you publish a new post, share it on Stubleupon. Of course you should share your post on other platforms (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Digg etc etc). The import thing is that you share each and every new blog post every time and without fail.
I have to say that for me, at least, Stumbleupon, it by far the biggest source of traffic at the moment.
It’s been a while since my last post on Google Penalties.
I have fixed as much as I could around my site. Going as far as deleting my entire secondary blog, that I talked about in a past post – How to Make Money Online Blogging.
Just a note on that post: ignore it! Having a secondary blog and using “free articles” to populate it, with other people’s content, will cause problems in terms of not having original content and increase the possibility of linking to bad neighbourhoods. Google does not like this and it will hurt your rankings.
On the lighter side, I managed to sell another copy of The Secrets of Thai Bar Girls! So, not all doom and gloom.
I have noticed that I have received a few hits to the site from Google searches in the last day or so. I read an article somewhere, that says the Google Penalty lasts for +/-90 days. That is, if you fix whatever problems you “think” may have caused the penalty in the first place!
I think this may be happening. We live in hope!
Funnily enough, My S*x Toy site seems to be suffering the same fate. Organic search traffic has all but dried up and my rankings have dropped dramatically! I have decided to be patient and wait it out.
I am detecting a pattern? Arbitrarytweets.com (new site) is going great guns and ranking very highly with Google and getting traffic. It does seem that Google will help new websites to start with, and then put them through the wringer to, I guess, weed out the shit!
Anyhow, that is my theory for the moment.
That’s it for the moment. Go well.