Success with Google In the Information Marketing Field
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I got pretty excited tonight when I turned up #1 for the keywords: Information Marketing. I know that tomorrow, that all my change. But for now, I’m elated. As I don’t have any inside knowledge on how the Google algorithm is set up, I can do some guessing like everyone else.
1. I’ve been posting a LOT of content for a long time. Good, solid content. I write it myself. It is NOT written by paid article spinners or anyone else. JUST ME. So there’s a lot of meat on the bones here. And, according to some of the various pieces of software out and about, I’m a decent writer.
Your Action Point: Learn how to write, write a lot and try and make it as good as you can.
2. Don’t play any games. I haven’t done any of the “black-hat” stuff that a lot of people are doing these days. Usually they give you short term results and end up getting you BANNED by Google if the offense is egregious enough.
Action Point: Get SEO results the old fashioned way, EARN THEM!
3. Post on sites that are related to your topic. I have NO idea if this has had an impact on my recent rise to the top position, but I suspect it might. I don’t go on sites and post just to get “Google Juice.” Instead, I have a number of sites (related to info marketing) that I visit regularly. When I find something that provokes my interest, I post. Simple as that.
Action Point: Find a few sites that have content you enjoy reading and make comments. Then leave a link to YOUR site at the end.
4. Use Social Media to drive people to your site/blog. Again, I don’t know the SECRET FORMULA, but of late, I’ve been twittering and facebooking about some of my posts. I THINK this might be having some affect. Am I certain? Heck no. Frankly I’m not certain about much of anything when it comes to this stuff. BUT, that being said, there seems to be SOME correlation.
Action Point: When you have something of value to say, put it out there on Twitter and Facebook.
5. Ask for help. I’ve been asking everyone in my “inner circle” of friends and colleagues to let others know about posts that I do. I never try and do any FAKING in this area. I just ask people I know to DIGG or LIKE a post f they feel it merits doing so.
Action Point: ASK people to recommend your posts/writing to others if they feel it’s good.
More Later! Comments?