I have been marketing online now for about a year and a half and I have seen everything there is to see to boost your traffic to your website. I mean everything….link wheels, stuff keywords, articles with links, buy traffic, buy links, meta tags, on page video linking, you name it…I have probably tried it.
Then I came a cross this little tip ebook from Jeramey “Shoemoney” Schoemaker about SEO. it is only 12 pages long but it is packed with great information on SEO.
There are two main points (you still need to read it to get the details) that are essential to increasing your page rank and getting some love from Google. Those are 1) Make your site natural, don’t be a spammer as Google (or Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc) will catch on and never rank you for anything. 2) Links are the most important factor in determining whether Google trusts your site to have quality content or not.
Jeremy goes on to say that you should pursue incoming links from related websites with a page rank of 3 or better. Anything less is just a waste of your time and effort. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Google wants their “customers” to have the best experience possible and if you help them accomplish that, they will reward you with an huge amount of traffic.
There are other factors that you should explore in the short ebook including how to gain an inbound link from one of those sites. There are some helpful ideas that should make your link building a bit easier.
So if you have been dancing around the wrong tree just like I have, it is time to start doing something that will make a difference and that is getting inbound links to your site. Each link is like a vote of confidence and the more “high page ranked” sites you have linked to your site the more confidence Google will have in your site and the sooner you will start to see more traffic.