OnlineWorkIdeas.com http://www.onlineworkideas.com Online Work Ideas for Freelancers and Small Businesses Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:21:33 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 122233494 How to Get Twitter Followers (Tutorial with 7 Tools) http://www.onlineworkideas.com/tools-increase-twitter-followers/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:20:30 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=1032 To be able to get engagement and visits to your website and social media account, you need many thousands of followers. The fastest way to increase twitter followers is to follow Twitter user accounts. When a Twitter user sees that your follow them, then a small percentage of them will follow you back. After 2-3 …

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To be able to get engagement and visits to your website and social media account, you need many thousands of followers. The fastest way to increase twitter followers is to follow Twitter user accounts. When a Twitter user sees that your follow them, then a small percentage of them will follow you back. After 2-3 days you must unfollow the users who didn’t follow you back to allow more space in your account to follow further users.

The more relevant users you follow related to your topic, the higher the number of follow back. That means you have to follow the followers of Twitter user accounts that are similar to yours or follow users followers related to your topic keywords (Keyword Follow function). The below tools allow 50-100 follows/day and professional (paid) tools allow up to 1.000 follows/day.  It’s important to follow/unfollow just 20-40 users per 30-60 minutes. If more are followed, Twitter will suspend your account and will ask you to change password (don’t overdo following to avoid possible future complications).

Additional features of these tools are:

  • DM’s (Direct messaging). Automated message to those who followed you. Ad a website link to the message since that may bring some visits to your website. Use Bitly.com to create a custom link to track clicks.
  • Copy Following. To follow the people that the user is following.
  • Keyword Follow. To find posts/users by a keyword related to your topic and then follow them.
  • Friends Check. Check if you follow a user that is also following you.
  • Blacklisting users (within the tools, not blacklisting to Twitter). Useful to ignore unimportant or spammy accounts. Your blacklisted users can be reviewed later with the tool interface.
  • Inactive Users. List of inactive users to unfollow. That will allow mainly active users for more engagement when posting and to have more space to follow more users.

In case you are interested to purchase a professional version from the below tools, before your purchase, read their pricing details to see what features each tool version offers.

Statusbrew

To Follow users: Login to your Twitter account in the same browser. Login to Statusbrew, add your Twitter account, click ‘Audience’.

statusbrew how to increase twitter followers

On the left menu under ‘Intelligence’, click on ‘Copy followers/following’. Under ‘Username’ type a twitter username and select either ‘Copy Followers’ or ‘Copy Following’ (under ‘Copy Type’ menu) and click search.

statusbrew follow twitter users

On the results produced, click the green ‘Follow’ button.
To unfollow users: To unfollow, select ‘Not following back’ and click the red ‘Unfollow’ button.

statusbrew how to unfollow twitter users

Statusbrew free version features:

50 follows/day. 100 unfollows/day. 5 DM’s to thank followers. Instant list of existing users who don’t follow you back. Follow users who made a tweet containing a specific word. Follow users who contain specific words in their bio. Follow users that contain a specific username in their account or in their tweet. Create groups of users by connecting them to a custom made keyword tags list. Block/whitelist/mute users. List of people’s tweets that @mention your username. Scheduling 100 tweets/month, ReScheduling an old tweet. Analytics of tweets posts made by Statusbrew. Bulk scheduling of text and link upload from a csv file to make tweets.

Statusbrew Pro Version Features  ($20-$40/month):

  • Unfollowing people who didn’t follow you back after you followed them 2-3 days ago (very important)
  • 1.000 follows/unfollows per day
  • Manage 10 Social profiles
  • Hiding previously followed users to avoid following them again
  • Multiple tweets and DM’s (direct messaging)
  • AutoScheduling unlimited tweets across social network
  • Grouping users that follow you with tags

ManageFlitter

To Follow users: Sign Up and follow they detailed step by step guide. Once you login wait for a few hours so that it reads account data. To follow users, click ‘Search’, ‘Account Search’, type a twitter account username, click ‘Find People’.

manageflitter grow twitter followers

Then select users to follow by clicking ‘Select All Accounts’ or clicking users one by one. On the right under ‘Save for Later’, click ‘Follow Later’. On next window message ‘You have actions awaiting processing. Process Now’, click the ‘Process Now’ and start clicking the ‘Follow’ button.
To Unfollow users: Then click ‘Manage’, ‘Unfollow’, ‘Not Following Back’. Then select the users to unfollow by clicking ‘Select All Accounts’ or clicking users one by one. On the right under ‘Save for Later’, click ‘X Unfollow Later’.

manageflitter unfollow twitter followers

In next window ‘You have a total of 4 actions awaiting processing. Process Now’, click the ‘Process now’ and then start clicking the ‘Unfollow’ button for each user.
Allow a higher number of follows. by removing not usefull or inapropriate accounts you followed. To do so, click ‘Fake (Spam)’, ‘Fake Following’ and select/tick users to unfollow. On the right under ‘Save for Later’, click ‘X Unfollow Later’.  Then unfollow users not desired from the saved list.

manageflitter unfollow spam fake twitter followers

ManageFlitter free version features:

50 follows/day and 100-200 unfollows/day, Unfollowing spam and inactive accounts. Scheduling tweets. ReScheduling old post. Autotweet Google+ posts. Analytics timeline with follows/unfollows. Queuing posts from RSS feeds (under ‘Engagement’ menu).

ManageFlitter Pro and Business Version Features  ($12-$749/month):

  • 14-Day trial for $49/month version
  • 1000 follows/unfollows per day
  • 5+ accounts managing ($24+ paid versions)
  • Force unfollow of fake and spam accounts that follow you.
  • 10-50 filters for account analysis
  • Protection from accidental unfollowing important accounts
  • Setup for ManageFlitter account managers to do the follow/unfollow for you.
  • Tweet search by keyword/hastag to engage and influence
  • Follow users’ followers or accounts they follow. This results in a more targeted following.
  • Analytics of tweets & influence and graph rate of new followers
  • Reporting by email per day/week with complete summary
  • Scheduling multiple Tweets per day on recommended times of the day
  • Schedule posts to many users at the best time of day per person.
  • Schedule a high quality article based on custom criteria
  • Inbox/replies management
  • Managing multiple accounts permissions per client
  • Very analytical account exporting for reviewing/reporting for clients, including bio, influence, follow/following

Toolset

To Follow users: Signup with your Twitter account. Click ‘Copy Followers’, type a Twitter account username and press enter. Then just click the ‘Follow’ button to follow the followers of that Twitter account.

toolset.co increase twitter followers

The function ‘Keyword Follow’ is find people/posts based on a keyword search. Find them with a keyword related on your topic.

To Unfollow users: Click the function ‘Unfollow’, click the button ‘Unfollow’. Start unfollowing people with few followers since the free version allows only 50 unfollows.

toolset.co unfollow twitter followers

Toolset free version features: 50 follows/unfollows per day. Copy Following.

50 follows/unfollows per day. Copy Following.

Toolset Pro Version Features  ($5/month):

  • One-click action to unfollow all users that don’t follow back (although it might be better to unfollow them one by one)
  • 1.000 follows/unfollows per day

UnfollowSpy

To follow users: Click the button ‘Sign in with Twitter’, complete registration.

unfollowspy.com signin login

Click ‘COPY USERS’ or ‘KEYWORD SEARCH’. The function ‘Copy Users’ allows the following of users followers. The function ‘Keyword Search’ allows the following of users followers.

After you click ‘Copy Users’, in the field ‘Copy from User’, type a Twitter username and then click ‘Begin Search’.

unfollowspy.com follower twitter users

In both cases following happens by clicking the ‘Follow’

To unfollow users: Click ‘Not Followback’ and start clicking the ‘Unfollow’ button.

unfollowspy.com follow twitter followers

UnfollowSpy free version features:

Follow 50/day. Unfollow 100/day. DM’s (direct message) to new followers to thank them. Inactive users unfollowing. Mobile version to follow/unfollow. Friends Check. Scheduling posts. Search specific users account to find a post related to a specific keyword! Twitter advanced statistics. Your Twitter ID number.

UnfollowSpy Pro Version Features  ($5-25$-45$/month)

  • 1.000 follows/unfollows per day
  • Managing up to 2 Twitter accounts. The $45/month Pro version allows up to 50 Twitter accounts management!

 

Tweepi

To Follow users: Once you signup, go to ‘My Dashboard’ and in bottom click the ‘More Tools’ and select from the drop down list the ‘Follow Followers’.

tweepi.com follow twitter followers

Type a Twitter username and click ‘Search’.

tweepi.com find twitter user

The followers from that account will appear. Then take the mouse cursor on top a user and click the blue ‘+Follow List’ button to add them to a list to follow later.

tweepi.com twitter follow users

Prefer to follow active users that last tweeted days ago (instead of months ago…). Alternatively click the ‘Add criteria’ and setup filtering to display most active users and then follow them.

To Unfollow users: Go to ‘Dashboard’, ‘More Tools’, ‘You Follow’. Click ‘+ Add Criteria’, select ‘Friend or Follower’ and ‘Not Following you’. Find users you followed more that 3 days ago, move your cursor on top of a user and click the blue ‘Unfollow’ button that will appear.

tweepi unfollowing twitter followers

Tweepi free version features:

Tweepi has a powerful feature of filtering, to follow most active and more relevant users. Filtering is by Last Tweeted, No of Followers, Location, Profile Image, User, Bio, Follow Ratio, Protected, Verified, When Account was Created, Friend or Follower. Provides also the functionality of following user’s friends (followers that are also followed by user). To get get more attention and possible engagement and follower increase, there are features like ‘Tweets You Should Like’ and ‘Users You Should @Reply To’. These features are in the ‘Dashboard section. Check what is recommended by Tweepi and and take action. By replying smartly to a post you increase a lot the possiblity to be noticed to start a conversation, to get likes/Retweets and even visits to your website by inserting alink to your reply.

Tweepi Pro Version Features  ($11-$21/ month)

  • 1.000 follows/unfollows per day
  • Target users with geo-location or by language
  • Recommends users to follow based on followers and posts
  • Suggestions of posts to retweet/like/reply/comment (to increase engagement, followers and website visits thought links)
  • Monitors Twitter who Retweeted your post, #hashtags, @competitors and @mentions of your brand to start engaging
  • Follow by Tweet Search. Find by keyword/hashtag users who just tweeted to follow them
  • Follow by User Search. Find users by topic, full name, company name, location, or other similar criteria
  • Follow by Copy/Paste. Paste up to 500 accounts (instead of 50 in the free version) to follow them. This is a highly targeted following
  • Extra protection of your Twitter account from suspension (by over-following)
  • Daily/weekly reports by email to check the rate of followers increase

 

Plugg

To Follow users: Create an account and then connect your Twitter account (top left). Click on middle-top the ‘Friends Finder’ (3 heads icon with ‘+’ symbol), click ‘Search Agents’. Click on top the ‘Add Search Agent’ and in the keyword field type your topic (ie. marketing). Click ‘Save’.

plugg filter search twitter users

It will take Plugg some …..  time to gather enough users to follow. Eventually, click ‘Friends Suggestions’ to see if users are collected. If users are collected, just click the ‘Follow All’ link. If before the ‘Follow All’ action, you don’t wish to follow a specific users, then on the user data click the garbage icon to remove a user. That’s it. Quick and simple.

plugg.io follow all twitter users

To Unfollow users: In the ‘Friends Finder’ window, click ‘Important Settings’ you can set when the systems inform you who to unfollow after ‘X’ no of day after follow (very useful). This is a great and very important advantage of Plugg so that you allow 2 days time to the ones you follow to see that you follow them so that they follow you back.

plugg unfollow twitter users after no of days

Wait for some time for Plugg to collect users and then click the in the ‘Friends Finder’ window the function ‘Purge Sellections’. To unfollow, click the ‘Unfollow All’ or unfollow on by one by clicking the garbage icon from each user.

plugg unfollow twitter users

Plugg free version features:

Autosuggestion of who to follow based on keyword/hashtags. Filtering of whom to follow. Autosuggesting after 2 days, non followers to unfollow!, Manage 5 accounts, advanced scheduling of 5 tweets/day, direct messaging, analytics, your retweeted posts, your mentions, fast reply/retweet/private messaging to a post or user, connection with Facebook, LinkedIn, Bitly.

Plugg Pro and Business Version  ($13-$25-$40-$199/month), Case studies

  • 1000 follows/day for $25/month plan
  • Manage 10-50 Twitter accounts of your customers (depends of version)
  • 100 to unlimited scheduled posts accross many Twitter accounts (depends of version)
  • Up to 4 account managers for $50 version
  • Automated feeds
  • Email support. Phone support for $40+ version
  • Phone support by Plugg CEO by premium plan

 

CrowdFireApp

To Follow users: Signup and follow instructions. Then on bottom of page, click the 3 red vertical lines icon (see below image) to open a menu option.

crowdfireapp.com twitter tool

Click on ‘Twitter Growth Features’.

crowdfireapp twitter growth features

Click the function ‘Copy Followers’. On the ‘Showing accounts based on your list of competitors’, click the ‘list of competitors’. Type the twitter account username most related to you and click ‘Add’. Add more usernames with the same procedure to avoid running out of user’s followers to follow.

crowdfireapp find twitter account competitors

To load/refresh those Twitter accounts followers, click any other link (for example click ‘Friends Check’) and then click again ‘Copy Followers’. Then click the green ‘+’ (plus) button to follow the followers of those users. In the ‘Copy Followers’ section, it’s recommended to enable ‘Hide previously followed’ to avoid following again the same users (important function available only in Pro versions).

crowdfireapp.com copy twitter followers

To unfollow users: After 1-3 days go in the ‘Non Followers’ section to see who is not following you back. Just click the minus (-) symbol to unfollow them.

crowdfireapp unfollow those who dont followback

CrowdFireApp free version features:

Follow/unfollow 100 users/day. 20 Auto DM’s/day. Keyword follow. Friends check. Blacklisting users. Inactive users. Displaying users profiles and number of their tweets/followers during following/unfollowing.

CrowdFireApp Pro Version Features ($5/$8/$33),

  • 7-Day trial
  • 1.000 follows/unfollows per day
  • 2-20 Accounts management per social network (not just Twitter), depending on pricing plan
  • 850 DM’s per day
  • Create unlimited posts/day and
  • Scheduling posts/tweets and rescheduling old posts/tweets
  • Suggestions of recommended articles, tweets, images.
  • Removing CrowdFireApp branding on premium plan
  • Support by email for Premium plan

 

Audiense

Professional Twitter Marketing Platform features  ($32-$119-$470-$750), no Free version, Case studies

audiense.com twitter marketing platform

  • 14-Day trial
  • Unlimited follows/unfollows per day
  • Find users to follow by interests, influence, geographic location, languages.
  • Best times to tweet
  • Segment Twitter followers
  • Simple management
  • Find users faster to add/remove from a custom list

 

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Tool Tutorial to Increase Pinterest Performance http://www.onlineworkideas.com/boardbooster-tool-to-increase-pinterest-performance/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:36:28 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=1103 This is a tutorial on how to use a Pinterest tool called BoardBooster. It is a unique little but powerful tool to increase engagement of Pinterest users. It has multiple functions but 2 of them are very important. One of them is the ‘Scheduler’ and the other is ‘Looping’. Scheduler is about automatic pinning (posting) …

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This is a tutorial on how to use a Pinterest tool called BoardBooster. It is a unique little but powerful tool to increase engagement of Pinterest users. It has multiple functions but 2 of them are very important. One of them is the ‘Scheduler’ and the other is ‘Looping’.

Scheduler is about automatic pinning (posting) multiple pins from multiple boards per day. So, instead of doing several pins manually per day, you throw all your new pins in one secret board. Then you setup Scheduler to do 5 pins per day. It’s not recommended to do more pinning per day to avoid loosing followers. So, if you have 35 boards, you can setup one repin per board for each day.

Looping is an additional advantage since that will move older pins to the top of the board so that your existing followers will eventually see all your existing pins.

Additional features include cleaning of pins, checking pins health/link validity, organising/moving pins to a board based on pin keywords, finding and pinning the most successful pins from other people’s, statistics, board performance, pinning history and more.

 

Tutorial on How to use BoardBooster

Visit BoardBooster website and create an account.

boardbooster signin account

BoardBooster has many functionalities. First you could start with the function ‘Scheduler’. This allows taking existing pins from a secret board and moving them to any board your wish. So, instead of manually inserting your new pins on boards, you can pre-insert pins to a secret board (invisible to users) and then use the ‘Scheduler’ function to move these pins from the secret board to the board you wish. You can change settings so that you move only 5 pins per day on specific hours so that you don’t anoy your followers.

BoardBooster ‘Scheduler’ function

To start using ‘Scheduler’, go in top right menu, click ‘Pinning Tools’, ‘Scheduler’.

boardbooster scheduler menou

On the next page, click ‘Add Board’.

boardbooster pin scheduler

If you get the following page, then just insert your Pinterest email and password.

boardbooster pinterest login details

Then select which to which board you wish to sent/move the pins and click ‘Continue’.

boardbooster scheduler add pinterst boards

In the next page, the will be a simple interface to select how many pins per day you want to move within certain hours. Then click ‘Submit’.

boardbooster scheduler scheduling pins

After BoardBooster completes, the process, it will create a secret board in Pinterest. If the board to move pins into is called ‘Tools’, the secret board will be called ‘-Tools’. This secret board will not be visible to anynoe but you. Next thing to do is to insert pins in that secret board. Based on above settings, BoardBooster ‘Scheduler’ will move 3 pins every day from the secret board to the board selected.

BoardBooster ‘Looping’ function

Looping is an automated solution to move older pins to the top of a Pinterest board so that your new followers will also see them. This function also helps to remind existing followers of important older pins. That might trigger a click and visit to your website. To use it, click ‘Pinning Tools, ‘Looping’.

boardbooster looping pinterest pins

In the next page, click ‘Configure Looping’.

boardbooster looping pinterest pins configure

Select which board’s pin you wish to be looped and click ‘Continue’.

boardbooster looping select boards for looping

In the next settings page you can click on round grey question marks to get information of what each function is for. You probably will not have to do any change and therefore just click ‘Submit’.

boardbooster looping scheduling

That’s it. You no longer have to do anything else for setting up Looping. That’s the beauty of the automation offered by BoardBooster.

BoardBooster ‘Pin Doctor’ function

Pin doctor is a function to check your Pinterest pins for problems. It checks for pins with broken links, duplicate pins of same image or link, pin source link validity, pins redirecting to another website instead of the original website source, pins linking to malicious websites. To use it click on ‘Maintenance tools’, ‘Pin Doctor’. Then click ‘Hire Pin Doctor’.

boardbooster pin doctor pinterest broken links

BoardBooster ‘Follower Growth’ function

This is a very useful functionality so that you can track your Pinterest account followers growth based on the changes you did with BoardBooster. It also allows to click the growth bars to see specific number of followers per day.

boardbooster pinterest followers growth rate graph

 

BoardBooster Pricing Plans

The first 100 pins are free. After that there is $5/month for 500 pins/month (pin scheduling, pin moving, pin looping). For a higher number of pins processing thre is plan for $50/month for 5.000 pins/month. Click here to visit the BoardBooster pricing plan.

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Backlinks Research for Websites, for Beginners http://www.onlineworkideas.com/website-backlinks/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:21:26 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=1016 How to make Backlinks Research and Link Building Link building is a part of website SEO efforts to increase traffic. The main link types are inbound links (backlinks), outbound links and interlinking. The creation of backlinks is very important to increase a website’s significance and therefore ranking in search engines (i.e. traffic increase). Backlinks are …

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How to make Backlinks Research and Link Building

Link building is a part of website SEO efforts to increase traffic. The main link types are inbound links (backlinks), outbound links and interlinking. The creation of backlinks is very important to increase a website’s significance and therefore ranking in search engines (i.e. traffic increase). Backlinks are links from other website’s pointing to your website page.

Outbound links are links from your website page to another website page. If a backlink is from a trusted/quality website page, then this will act as recognition to search engines that your website page is important and of quality (i.e. useful for readers). That will increase its ranking in search engines (if proper {keywords research} is done).
All links are recommended to be related with a relevant webpage.

So, if a webpage/article is about ‘Link Building’, then it should ideally have backlinks from a website page related to link building. The same principle applies for outbound links. It’s important to have at least quite a few high quality backlinks (high page authority). Except outbound and inbound links, it’s also important to interlink your website pages to pass significance from an important related webpage/article to another.

What to Consider when Linking

  • One backlink from a ‘trusted authority’ website is much more important than many links for low authority website.
  • If you eventually have many low authority backlinks, then it’s much harder to remove them. So select backlinks carefully. Since you cannot always have control who will link to you, you can use Google Disavow tool to remove backlink influence (not an easy process and can affect your website traffic).
  • When creating an outbound link, use relevant text linked to a relevant webpage/article.
  • Make outbound links with ‘_blank’ attribute. This way they will open in another browser tab to avoid losing your visitor. While converting a text in a link, select from WordPress link the relevant option ‘_blank’ attribute’.
  • Interlinking. Give the possibility to the visitor to check more related articles to stay longer in the website and to increase conversion (newsletter signup or sale). When they stay longer, that will give signals to search engines that your article is good and your webpage will be ranked higher. By interlinking you also pass ‘juice’ from a significant page to a less significant (or newer) page. Thus, this will increase its ranking too. Interlink by using proper text keywords for a link. Don’t overdo linking since that might not be pleasant to readers.
  • External Linking. Link to authority websites to increase your website credibility to search engines. Use a nofollow tag in such link in your post to avoid passing your link significance (link juice) to potentially bad sites. Use MozBar Chrome extension to find link quality (domain/page authority) of websites.
  • Have links to webpages with a lot of social media shares.
  • A Webpage ranking is influenced by social media engagement (i.e. retweets, shares). Twitter profiles with authority affect shared links and thus ranking.
  • It’s good to point out that high quality original articles can offer a natural link growth since reader will share it (Google’s opinion).
  • Seriously avoid buying backlinks.

How to Find High Authority Backlinks:

This section is about ways to find backlinks to use for your website. Once you find them then use methods and tools in below section to finalize which backlinks to use.

  • Find all directly related high traffic competitor websites/articles. This is the faster and recommended method since you can use their backlinks for which they definitely spend a lot of time and money to obtain them. Therefore, most of these backlinks will be of good quality and directly related to your topic. Find your competitors by Googling your topic keywords (i.e. ‘backlinks research tools’) and copy search engine results urls that come up on first page.
  • Find top blogs in news sites related to your topic to get their backlinks. Go in alltop.com/buzzfeed.com etc, type your main topic keywords keyword phrase and press enter. In the results select a subcategory (if it exists). Results will show the top articles from various blogs in that category. Find the most interesting but related articles. Find the actual blog website that made that article. Copy their website link and use backlink analyzers to get their backlinks (next section below).
  • Make a list of all influential bloggers websites related to your topic and copy their website links.
  • Various directories types to find website links from: Niche Directories, eBook directories, Local area/cities Directories, Infographic directories, CSS/HTML5 Directories, Non-English directories, Company Directory Submissions, Blog Directories and Article Directories.

When you finished copying important websites links, then go in the section {How to select which backlinks to use} to finalize which backlinks to use.

Further Backlinks Ppportunities:

  • Do guest blogging. Make very high quality posts and ask high authority/traffic blogs to post it in their blogs. Ask them to include your link.
  • Do blog commenting. Engage with a high page authority blog article and make useful comments and include your useful link. That will provide you with a link if the articles owner accepts your comments and link. You may not get a backlink if that website doesn’t allow backlink functionality (if it uses a ‘nofollow’ attribute).
  • Claim a link when mentioned somewhere: Setup Google alerts to monitor every time your brands is mentioned in a website or social media. Then nicely ask them to add your website link or your article link (if they haven’t done that). You can do with an email: ‘I was reading your very interesting post and noticed that you mentioned my brand/article in your post link [enter its url]. I appreciate my mentioning and would like to ask if it is possible to insert a link back to my site [insert your post link]. Keep up your good work! Thanks, Peter.
  • Engage in high authority sites to make posts and include links to get traffic and rank
  • Publish all your posts in social media. Pinterest creates also a lot of backlinks. Just paste your posts link in social media and click the ‘publish’ button. It takes minimum time and your get a great benefit. Publish also in social media ‘groups’ that are related to your topic.
  • Find a website article of high quality that is similar to yours. Then find which website links to it. Make your article much better than theirs. Finally contact the websites owner who links to competitor’s article. Tell them that you liked that article and you have a high quality article that fulfils further competitor’s article. They might add your post link in the resources of their post.
  • Submit article to ezinearticles.com & buzzle.com and to submityourarticle.com and to get backlinks and increase traffic rank.
  • Make press release submission to get links. Some are free and some are paid https://ireach.prnewswire.com/orders/price-options.aspx
  • Submit your website and it’s link in Inbound.org, Hacker News, Growthhackers.com.
  • Signup as member to relevant high authority blogs and you may get a backlink (i.e. CrunchBase.com, etc).
  • Reddit.com backlinks. Search in Reddit your post topic and find a subreddit (subcategory/subforum) with more than 1000 subscribers/members. Engage in the post and provide useful information. After some time, add your website/webpage link in your Reddit post. Don’t be too promotional in Reddit since its users don’t like that and they react in particular way.
  • Make it easy for people to link to your website article. Create an HTML snippet so that they copy and insert it in their post.
  • Make contests/competitions to get links back to your webpage.
  • Convert your post in audio and submit it to authority Podcast Directories like Podcastdirectory.com
  • Write testimonials of product/service sites and include your website/post link.
  • Make/buy a few images and insert the in an image gallery. Provide them for free in return for link retribution. Provide an HTML code for them copy paste easier your link.
  • Buy or create a useful free online tool to get links to your webpage.

How to Select which Backlinks to Use:

This section is about analyzing the backlinks quality produced by your research in the further above section. Below steps will give you methods you can use to find which backlinks are authoritative and related to your topic.

  • Insert all researched backlinks in a notepad. It’s more preferable to do that in excel so that you can sort them faster.
  • Remove duplicates backlinks with tools like Scrapebox.com or TextMechanic Duplicate Lines Removal (simple but basic tool).
  • Check which backlinks are not valid anymore (broken links) with tools like BrokenLinkChecker, DeadLinkChecker or Inspyder.com.
  • Find backlinks details (like page/domain authority) with tools like SeoMoz Site Explorer (login/register to get more backlinks analysis) or MozBar (Chrome addon), Ahrefs.com, Majestic.com.
  • Sort all backlinks based on high pagerank/authority in excel or with tools like Scrapebox.com, Ahrefs.com Backlink Checker.
  • Start investigating how competitor websites obtained these backlinks and do the same for your website. Visit their backlink and see where their links is. Make thoughts how to do the same. They usually get them by blog/forum commenting and more.

Tools and Ways to Research and Analyze Backlinks in Detail:

  • Find some backlinks to a website by typing in browser bar: ‘www.Domain.com’. Replace ‘Domain.com’ with a a website address.
  • SmallSeoTools Backlink Checker. Completely free and provide a large list of yours/competitors backlinks (without pagerank/authority).
  • Majestic.com. SEO and link analysis. Free to use. They also provide a paid professional version.
  • RavenTools.com. SEO and link analysis. Free to try. Paid version provides professional features.
  • MozPro. SEO and link analysis. Free to try. Paid version provides professional features.
  • Linkody.com. SEO and advanced link analysis. Free to check a link. They provide a paid professional version (free to try) to monitor yours and competitors website link evolution, metrics and tool to remove bad backlinks.
  • Monitorbacklinks.com. Similar to Linkody.com.
  • SEO Spyglass. Analysis of backlinks, keywords and SEO. Similar to Linkody and MonitorBacklinks.
  • Screamingfrog.co.uk. Very good tool to check internal linking.
  • Backlink removal tools. These tools are used to remove a bad backlinks that affects a website ranking. Tools are Rmoov.com Backlink Removal and Google Disavow Guide. Do your research on backlinks removal before you proceed since such procedure might affect your website traffic.

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Keyword Research Tutorial to Get Website Traffic http://www.onlineworkideas.com/website-keyword-research/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:20:07 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=1004 Getting website traffic is about ranking high by using the right keywords in a webpage/article, through keyword research. If a website contains these relevant keywords and is considered an interesting website by search engines, then the website will rank higher than others. The keywords to include in an article must be quite researched to include …

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Getting website traffic is about ranking high by using the right keywords in a webpage/article, through keyword research. If a website contains these relevant keywords and is considered an interesting website by search engines, then the website will rank higher than others. The keywords to include in an article must be quite researched to include the least competitive ones (since competition is quite extreme). A long article with multiple keyword combinations (and even with synonyms) will get a greater ranking advantage. Quality articles are important but ranking on well-researched keywords is more important. This tutorial will show you how to research and select the right keywords for your website page.

Keywords must be positioned in important elements of a website. These are: title, url (webpage address), description, main article body, menu, image name, image alt name, etc). Keywords in title and url are the most important elements. Use relevant keywords so that visitors will stay longer in a webpage instead of leaving (bouncing). This will give wrong signals to Google about the relevancy of such webpage.

Due of the existence of millions of websites and intense competition, it’s impossible to rank for a single keyword (head keyword). You therefore need to focus your webpage ranking for keyword phrases. It’s more optimum to make a 2-3 word combination (body keyword) or preferably for a 4+ keyword combination (long tail keywords). Long Tail Keywords may get for example only 100-1000 searches/month, thus you need to make more webpages to sum up a decent traffic amount.  Long tail Keywords phrases example: Advanced Internet Marketing Tools, Profitable Online Business Ideas, How to Make a Website. Long tail keywords can also be more profitable since these are to people specific searches.

What to consider before starting keywords research

Research of what additional keywords to use to join main keywords phrases, i.e.:

  • Commercial Keywords: services, products
  • Informational Keywords that provide solution to problems. How to, ways to, what is, tutorial, guide.
  • Profitable Keywords bring traffic that converts to sale instead of just getting general traffic: prices, discount, buy, order, purchase, price, cheap, trial, promotion, voucher, deal, coupon, bargain, save, shop, sale and wholesale. Find profitable keywords in Google AdWords. If a keyword has a high CPC (cost per click) value, then that means that this keyword is a money maker.
  • Typical blog keywords to consider: review, best of, top, latest, templates, psd, music, recipes.

How to Find Keywords Ideas

Below are ideas of how to find keywords and keyword phrases to insert in a notepad (or excel). Finalize which keywords to use with the guide on the next section.

  • Find keywords used by successful competitor’s website page (directly similar to yours). They surely spend a lot of time and money to develop their page keywords. So, save time by having this as a starting point.
  • Search ‘a keyword phrase’ in BuzzSumo.com to get most popular article titles (and content).
  • By typing a keyword in Google, you can see most important articles titles in search results. Additionally, in the bottom of Google search page results, you also get 8 more keyword phrases recommendations (use them also). If you also click any of them, then you get even more recommendations (again at end of page).
  • Find most searched keywords phrases by people, with Google autocomplete feature. Type ‘2017 top’ in Google and check results. Also, these 2017 keyword phrases will usually be valid also for next years to come. Variations of ‘top’ keyword are: best, greatest, fastest, newest, cheapest, most expensive and easiest.
  • Google AdWords Keyword planner is a very important free tool to use. Just sign in and type in your keywords. It will provide you with related most searched keyword phrases to get more keyword ideas from most popular searches.
  • Go in your Website’s Google Analytics, Traffic Sources > Search > Organic, select a range of 3-6 months, change display to 500 rows/page and download in csv/xls all these organic search keywords. Then sort keywords by visit duration/pages per visit/bounce rate.
  • Go in your Google Analytics> Content > Site Content > Landing Pages. Add ‘Keyword’ as a secondary filtering (dimension) to display landing pages keywords (keywords that drive visitors to that specific webpage).
  • Open your website’s Google webmaster Search Analytics to see keywords rank and traffic (clicks/month). Investigate and improve keyword phrases of your website title and content to increase traffic.
  • Keyword research in Reddit.com forum search bar. Look the title results also in subcategories (subreddits) since these provide more specific (targeted) keywords phrases. Reddit users make a lot of comments containing keywords of importance (especially in their questions).
  • Repeat the same Reddit procedure also for question forums like Quora.com, Answers.com.
  • Use search terms like [your keyword + forum + board] i.e. (social media tools forum board) to find related forums boards in which there is a discussion on your topic of interest. Check also most importantly its subcategories (subforums) for more specific titles.
  • Use Wikipedia to research a keyword. Type it on its search bar and check results. Check its ‘See also’ section to find more related keywords. Check also its ‘Disambiguation’ link. Check also the ‘Contents’ in search results.
  • Keywords with the ‘Events’ keywords get the highest traffic (Valentine’s Day, Super bowl, Olympics 2018). Idea: Build a small website (minisite) one these phrases, i.e. ValantinesDayGiftIdeas.com. Rank it quickly with very few high quality backlinks (website links pointing to such minisite).
  • ‘Facebook’ is the most popular keyword search query. Create a webpage that will include phrases that include the ‘Facebook’ word (i.e. Facebook Ads Tips, How to Grow Facebook Fans).
  • Insert keywords in an AdWords Ad campaign. Then click the add keyword symbol and you will get automatic suggestions with the highest traffic keywords. Add all recommended keywords in the ad campaign. Then repeat procedure to add all possible keywords (more available keywords become available with every addition).
  • Use Google Trends to find most popular keyword trends. Also, it provides a trend graph that shows if it grows of fall in interest (seasonal keywords).
  • Find latest trending topics in news sites like Yahoo News
  • Research keywords by topic, brand name, influencers.
  • Brainstorm keyword phrases (problems your product/service/blog solves).
  • Convert keywords you researched also in plural. If a keyword phrase is ‘keyword research’ then include its plural form i.e. ‘keywords research’.
  • Include also nouns/adjectives connection words in your keywords phrase.

How to Finalize which Keyword to Use

In this section you paste your researched keywords (from above procedures) in various tools to examine which keyword phrases to use in your article/webpage. Therefore paste your researched keywords in:

  • Google AdWords Keyword planner (free tool) to see traffic estimate for keywords. With this tool you can find traffic estimate per keyword or keyword phrase. Additionally you see the cost per click (CPC) value per keyword. The higher the CPC value, the more profitable it is (something to seriously have in mind). Consider the use 2-4 keyword phrases variations that have low competition. You can see that from the column ‘competition’ (click on it to sort by low/high competition). It might be pointless to expect to rank for a 1-2 keyword phrase since the competition is extreme.
  • In Google AdWords Keyword planner find keywords that have good traffic but low competition. If you are working on a blog with the long term goals, you can also test high competition keyword targeting.
  • In Google AdWords Keyword planner filter by country and language if you are mainly targeting people in specific countries.
  • AdWords Ad Campaign. Create a specific highly targeted Ad campaign in AdWords and paste there your researched keywords phrases. That will show you what will be the actual cost of each keyword after getting a few clicks per keyword phrase. The additional benefit will be that this will be a paid method of getting highly targeted traffic. Each keywords phrase must contain your main keyword. The Ad title and description must contain also 1-2 of your main researched keywords to increase the visitor conversion (and to lower the Ad keyword cost). Change all keywords in ‘Exact match’ type. That means each keyword phrase must be enclosed by the symbols ‘[]’ (i.e. [your keyword phrase]). When you click a keyword in AdWords you get the option of converting your keyword with the exact match option. Don’t run a campaign unless all keywords are exact match or else it’s a complete waste of money and time. After people click a few times on your ads, AdWords will finally display you a precise keyword phrase cost. This will show you the actual value significance of your keyword phrase and also traffic potential.

What to Avoid in Keyword Research

  • Don’t insert many times a keyword phrase. This is called as ‘keyword stuffing’ and can hurt ranking.
  • Don’t try to increase keyword density too much. Learn more about with Wikipedia’s keyword density article

Further Free and professional Tools for assist better your keywords research

  • Ubersuggest.com provides a larger list of potential permutations related to your target keyword based on actual search behavior.
  • SeoBook Keyword Ranking. Free tool. It comes as a Firefox addon. Paste in that 5-10 of your website important keyword phrases to check their current ranking. Insert 10 seconds timer in between searches (to avoid having Google thinking that your PC is acting as a robot).
  • Serpfox.com scans thousands of search engine results and reports your websites keyword rankings back to you.
  • Soovle.com gives the most common keywords searches on different mediums.
  • Moz Keyword Difficulty Tool
  • WordStream Keywords is a paid keywords research tool.
  • Keywordspy is a spy tool mainly to find paid keywords (PPC) that your competitors are using. It’s quite user friendly allowing PPC ads data, related keyword phrases, your paid keywords and competitor’s organic keywords. It finds also misspellings.
  • LongTailPro.com is an important keyword research tool for bloggers.
  • SEMrush.com provides paid and organic search keyword usage and competitiveness. You get insights on keyword search volume, cost per click (CPC), competing webpages, ranking and related keywords. It informs also of websites that purchase ads. Type your website address or competitor’s website address to see keywords ranking and volume (traffic/month). SemRush is a professional keywords research tool.
  • SpyFu.com provides keyword search volume, no of clicks per day and daily CPC. It gives also the no of advertisers on specific keyword and AdWords ads currently running.
  • MarketSamurai.com provides Google website ranking allows automated tasks and can integrate with Google AdWords Keyword Planner to analyze even more data
  • Lsigraph.com is an LSI Keywords tool. LSI Keywords (Latent Semantic Indexing) are keywords semantically related to your main keywords. Google states that a webpage could rank better with more LSI keywords.
  • Arefs.com is an important professional keywords research tool similar to SEMrush.com. Use its Site Explorer tool.

Various tools to assist keyword research:

  • Microsoft Excel is a very good way to add a lot of data (keywords, ranking position, CPC, competition (low/high)) and sort them easily to decide which ones to use.
  • Scraper for Chrome. Copy links and data from a webpage and sent it to Google Docs.
  • Google Refine. Tool to work in conjunction with Excel in case of having of data.

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How to SEO (5.000 Words Simple Technical Tutorial & Tools) http://www.onlineworkideas.com/seo-guide/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:47:35 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=992 Do you really know how to improve your free organic traffic? Learn how to check in detail your on-page SEO setup, errors, linking, social signals, loading speed and much more. Learn which tools to use. This post is made for anyone as a reference and as a guide to guarantee website traffic growth. What is …

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Do you really know how to improve your free organic traffic? Learn how to check in detail your on-page SEO setup, errors, linking, social signals, loading speed and much more. Learn which tools to use. This post is made for anyone as a reference and as a guide to guarantee website traffic growth.

What is SEO? SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimization’. Improving SEO will increase a website page ranking (position) in the search engines results.  The higher the ranking, the higher the traffic. SEO will bring you free long term stable website traffic (if done correctly). SEO focuses mainly around (key)words, links from quality websites and user experience (and many more other minor factors). Even if a website is optimized for the best researched keywords, if you have no quality links (backlinks) pointing to your site, you will hardly get any traffic from organic search results (at least for many months). Search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex etc) will crawl (read) each of your website’s pages and its contents (words, images, videos). They will then position your website pages in the search engine results based on your website SEO quality and backlinks. Organic traffic will be eventually, most of your website traffic. Social traffic or traffic from other sources is never stable and takes too much time and money to maintain it.

Below most important SEO factors you will find steps to take to check and improve your website SEO (it’s recommended to recheck below checlists every few months):

TECHNICAL SEO CHECKLIST

Preferred Domain. You must select which url version of your site will the default url (ie http://www.YouDomain.com or http://YouDomain.com). To do that, go to Google Search Console. On the top left, click in the red ‘Search Console’ text link, then click on your ‘www’ website link (ie. http://www.YouDomain.com), click the Gear Box icon and from the drop down menu select ‘Site Settings’. Then select ‘Display URLs as www.YourDomain.com ‘ and click ‘Save’. If you can’t save it, then on top left of Google Search Console, click in the red ‘Search Console’ text link, then click on the your ‘non-www’ website link (http://YouDomain.com), click the Gear Box icon and from the drop down menu select ‘Verification details’. Then you can select the option of verifying with an ‘Html File Upload’ or ‘Html Tag’. If you select the Html File Upload, then download the Html file and transfer it with an

Then you can select the option of verifying with an ‘Html File Upload’ or ‘Html Tag’. If you select the Html File Upload, then download the Html file and transfer it with an ftp software (FileZilla Client) to your website main files folder called ‘public_html’ (root folder). Your hosting company has given you ftp username, password and ftp url to access your site with ftp software. If you select the verification with ‘Html Tag’, then you have to insert the html tag with WordPress plugin ‘Head and Footer Scripts Inserter’. Once you complete the procedure, then go to Search Console and click ‘Verify’. Then you will be able to select ‘Preferred Domain’.
Submit Website to Search Engines (Google, Bing, Yandex). Search Engines online tools provide very important information about a website’s SEO status (and much more). Recheck its status once a month. You MUST submit also your website’s Sitemap.xml. A sitemap includes the websites pages address (url link) plus website images you upload. To submit and check a sitemap, go to Google search console > Crawl > Sitemaps and click ‘Add/Test Sitemap’. Then, add your sitemap file (the sitemap filename will probably be ‘http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml’). Check after a few days if the sitemap has been successfully submitted and also indexed. You can double check if

You can double check if submission is ok by typing in Chrome bar ‘site:yourdomain.com’ and Google will display your website pages indexed. If you then click in the search results the tab ‘images’, you will see also if your website images are also indexed (images indexing is also very important). If you have video files in your website, add also a video sitemap the with WordPress Plugin ‘Google XML Sitemap for Videos’.
301 permanent redirect. This is very important. Type your non-www domain url in the browser to check if it redirects to the www version. For example, type ‘http://yourdomain.com’ and if it finally changes to ‘http://www.yourdomain.com’, then you are ok (unless your website maker has setup your website to redirect from ‘www’ to ‘non-www’ version). If neither of the above happens, then you have to insert the following code to your ‘.htaccess’ file in the root folder of your website. First make a backup of your ‘.htaccess’ file before you include the code since if you do a mistake, then your website will become useless! Therefore, if something goes wrong, load again the original ‘.htaccess’ file.
Code to add in .htaccess file to redirect to ‘www’ version:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yourdomain.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.youdomain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

404 Errors. If you have many 404 errors, fix them or your ranking (and traffic) will be reduced. Go in Google Search Console > Crawl > Crawl Errors. If you see any errors then tick the check box, click ‘Download’, click the ‘OK’ message of the pop up window to download the CSV list of 404 error links. Open the ‘.csv’ file with text editor (it’s better to use Notepad++ to do that) and you will get something like this:
http://www.yourdomain.com/your-webpage-no1/, 404, not found

That means that this link is no longer valid and you must fix it or redirect it to another website page. To redirect it, you must replace the ‘your-webpage-no1’ with a valid link like ‘your-webpage-no2’. Then you prepare the following:
Redirect 301 /your-webpage-no1 http://www.yourdomain.com/your-webpage-no2
(be careful of the spaces).

You then copy and paste this line in the .htaccess file under the ‘RewriteEngine on’ (.htaccess). Then go in Google Search Console > Google Index >Remove URLs and click the ‘Temporarily Hide’ button and insert the webpage that had the error to remove it from search results (i.e. http://www.yourdomain.com/your-webpage-no1). Then click ‘Continue’. After that, go to Google Search Console > Crawl > Crawl Errors, tick the check box with the error and click ‘Marked As Fixed’.

To check if you did it correctly, paste your 404 link in the browser (i.e. http://www.yourdomain.com/your-webpage-no1), press enter and automatically you will see a redirection to ‘http://www.yourdomain.com/your-webpage-no2’. If that happens, then everything will be ok. Just in case, test a few of your main website pages to make sure that no other important pages has been affected (for example, the product order page). If you wish, after a few days, you can remove the redirect from the htaccess file (if the previous 404 errors are not present anymore in the Search Console errors section). If you have thousands of redirects in htaccess, that will slow down the website. Recheck for 404 errors every month.

Very Important Note: In the ‘Remove URLs’ procedure, DON’T insert just ‘http://www.yourdomain.com’ since that will remove all your website pages from search engine index and your traffic will drop to ZERO! If you do this mistake, go to Google Search Console > Google Index >Remove URLs and cancel last action in the ‘Status’ column. If it’s not possible, then go to Google Search Console > Crawl > Fetch as Google and click ‘Fetch and Render’ and in a few days your traffic will be back to normal (check with ‘site:yourdomain.com’ to see if Google has re-indexed your website pages).

Robot.txt testing. There is a file in the root folder of your website that allows or disallows search engines from indexing website pages of website. To test this file, go to Google Search Console > Fetch as Google and click the ‘Fetch’ button. When the process is completed, you will see a status ‘Complete’ or ‘Partial’. If it’s partial, that may mean that some parts of the website are blocked by the robots.txt file and cannot be crawled. Open robots.txt with Notepad++ and check what is blocked by the ‘Disallow: /*’ command, make corrections, save file and run again the ‘Fetch’ command. The minimum configuration for robots.txt file is the following (although this could be debatable):

User-agent:  *
# disallow all files in these directories
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /archives/
Allow: /
Sitemap: http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml
#

You could also check the health status or robots.txt file in Google Search Console > robots.txt Tester
If you want to block a webpage from indexing add the following command in the robots.txt:
Disallow: /*your-webpage-no3
After a week, type on your browser ‘site:yourdomain.com’ to check if that webpage link is removed.

Duplicate Urls. Go to Google Search Console > Search Appearance > HTML Improvements. If there are duplicates, check which ones they are and correct them by editing titles and meta description of your webpage.

Internal Broken Links. When you create a link from one webpage to another you may by mistake mistype a url link name. To check and fix this, use Screaming Frog [http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider] (free tool). It also reads the title and description length. Then take appropriate action if needed.  Fixing internal broken links keeps visitor happier, improving user experience and avoiding ranking reduction.

Clean Code. Open your website and then press together keyboard keys ‘Ctrl+U’. That will open another windows with the actual website code. Check if you have red colored code. If there is, then that might create problems (from SEO, functional or visitor side). Although the code might not make a lot of sense, use your logical thinking to see what the red code is about and if you can fix it. Perhaps it might be a plugin creating this problem. If you are not sure what to do but the site works ok, then don’t waste time on this.

Check Html for errors. Try to find what causes errors and fix it. Perhaps a plugin or JavaScript may a problem.

Check CSS for errors. This is just for information since its almost impossible to fix anything. CSS is mostly related on how your website appears. You may ignore CSS errors if your website functions ok in all screen sizes and browsers.

Browser Testing. Use Browserling.com to see how your website appears in various browsers and operating system. The advantage of Browserling is that it allows live testing in real time. Additionally test your website by yourself in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari on desktop and mobiles (both Android and Apple mobiles).

Check RSS feed for errors

Structured Data. Go to Google Search Console > Search Appearance > Structured Data. If you have many errors, try to find what creates them and fix them. Additional testing can be done with Yandex Tool providing a detailed analysis and specifies where are errors. You have to sign in Yandex free service to use it.

Server errors. This is for more advanced users. The server log contains a list of errors found while running website code. If there are too many that means the site may not be working properly or taking longer to load. Your hosting company can inform you where this file is to download it with ftp software.

Specify Website Text Language. Go to Google Search Console > Search Traffic > International Targeting and check if the website language is detected. Alternatively you can test it with Website Language Detector. If no language is detected, then you could add before the </head> tag the following code line to recognize the text language as English:
<link rel=”alternate” href=”http://www.onlineworkideas.com” hreflang=”en” />
If your text language is not English, then change the “en” to your language. If you don’t know how to add this code line, then use the WordPress plugin ‘Head and Footer Scripts Inserter’.

ON-PAGE SEO CHECKLIST

The most important SEO factor for search engines is words. Internet users make their searched with words. So search engines ‘try’ to understand what the user is looking for and then offer them webpages results near enough to what the users want. Search engines are totally visually blind. They cannot understand if a website is good or visually appealing. They can only index words. So they scan a website for keywords and keyword phrases from various website elements. These elements are in webpage url, title, description, meta keywords, article text, headers (H1, H2, H3), image name, image alt name, menus, footer links etc. It is absolutely important to include keywords in all these elements. To rank for single word it’s impossible due of incredible competition. Your best possibility is to research which several keyword phrases (long tail keywords) have low competition. Once find them, then include them in all these elements. Try to include unique and relevant keywords phrases per webpage. Therefore you need do the following:

Keywords research. This absolutely important to research which keyword phrases to use in your webpage. You have to find the most popular keyword phrases searched in internet, preferably with lower competition. Use Google autocomplete to start with. Type in Google search bar a keyword and automatically Google will display a few more recommendations. Also, at the end of the Google search results page, there will be 8 more keyword phrases suggestions. Copy them in a notepad and save them. Repeat this procedure with similar keyword phrases. Take a good look also in the Google search results and study the titles and keywords used. Then get all these keywords phrases and run them in Google AdWords keyword planner for free. Sign in keywords planner and paste your researched keywords and check the competition column. Prefer to use the keyword phrases with ‘low’ competition. You can also filter the results by country and more. When you finish save your researched keyword phrases. More tools to do keywords research are Ubersuggest.io, Keyhole.co, Seedkeywords.com. Professional tools are Semrush, Ahrefs, LongTailPro, Majestic SEO, Wordstream.com.

Permalink (webpage url). Use your researched keyword phrases on your webpage url. By default WordPress allows numbers instead of words in the webpage url. If your webpage url looks like ‘http://www.yourdomain.com/page_id=167‘ then you MUST change it to something like ‘http://www.yourdomain.com/your-webpage-no1‘. To allow that in WordPress, go in Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks, in the section ‘Common Settings’, enable ‘Custom Structure’ and insert this in the white field in the right: /%category%/%postname%/
Then ‘Save Changes’. You can change the Permalink url name by editing your post/page and then clicking on the Permalink ‘Edit’ button below your tile and change it as you wish. Make sure you include the symbol ‘-‘ between words, i.e. website-marketing-tips. If you haven’t done this change since the beginning of using WordPress and don’t want to lose your existing traffic, you should do 301 redirecting from your existing webpage numbered url to the new lettered webpage url name in .htaccess file (as described above in the ‘404 Errors’ section). In URLs, avoid using words like ‘and, to, on, of, a, the, but’ etc.

Webpage Title. Use your researched keyword phrases in your webpage title. Make sure your title is very attractive (to differentiate from competition). The tile must be maximum 50 characters or else the search engine results will not display your complete title. Type in Google search bar ‘site:yourdomain.com’ and check the length of your webpages title. You can use Screaming Frog tool to check all your titles characters length automatically.

Meta Description. Use your researched keyword phrases in your webpage description. This will be the short description of your webpage that you see in the search results under the title. The meta description must be maximum 150 characters. You can define the description with relevant WordPress plugins like ‘Yoast SEO’ in the very bottom of your post/page. It is also recommended to use a ‘Call to Action’ phrase in the end of the meta description to increase the number of clicks (CTR/Click Through Rate) your webpage will receive from the search results. The more tempting the call the action the higher the CTR. A call to action can be ‘Order Now’, ‘Learn More’, ‘Learn How To’ etc.

H1, H2, H3 (Header) Tags. Use your researched keyword phrases in headers hierarchically. H1 is by default the title. Use a few H2 as subtitles to separate your post into sections. If you use an H3 header, then this must be a subtitle of your H2 sections. To use an H2, H3 tag, select/highlight your text and then select H2/H3 from the text editor. If you want to increase the size of your H2, H3 headers, then use the WordPress plugin ‘TinyMCE Advanced’ to provide you with font size option (plus more text formatting options).

Image Name. Before you insert an image to your post, rename it to your researched keyword phrases. If your post is about ‘Internet Marketing Tips’, then rename your image to ‘internet-marketing-tips.jpg’.

Image Alt Name. During image insertion in your post, insert your researched keyword phrases in the ‘alt’ section. This is the image alt tags (alternative tags).

Webpage/Post Body Keywords. Use your researched keyword phrases 1-2 times within the first 100 words of your post/page. Repeat your keywords a few more times in the post with variations (similar words) i.e. ‘marketing tips’, ‘website promotion ideas’. Don’t overuse keywords many times (that will look too intentional to Google). It’s more important to make your post text mostly interesting for readers instead for search engines.

Interlink your posts. Link one post with another post to take the opportunity to display them another similar interesting post or product you sell. The longer they stay in your site, the higher search engines will rank you. Additionally, interlinking will pass page importance (page ranking juice) from your ranking post to your other post.

External Links. Link to another website’s high ranking relevant webpage as a reference/resource. That will increase your ranking since search engines will also ‘read’ that signal as ‘proof’.

Social Share Image Dimensions: In your SEO plugin section in your post, include an image for your post in the correct dimensions to improve share-ability. Recommended image size for Facebook is 1200×630 pixels and for Twitter is 1024X512 pixels. Then when people share your webpage, then the correct image size will appear in social media. This is recommended.

Grammar and Readability. If your text has grammar errors or is more difficult than average to read, which may decrease visitor satisfaction (user experience). Grammarly.com has a browser plugin and is free to use to check spelling and grammar. Check post readability with Hemingwayapp.com (free).

Keyword density. This is a questionable subject. Some say it’s not important while other recommend a 1-2% keyword density. Keyword density is about how many times a word or phrase appears in the post. The higher the appearance (in %) of your researched keywords, the more relevant it looks to search engines. But, if you try to include your keywords many times in your post, then it will look intentional to search engines and artificial to visitors. Use Internetmarketingninjas.com Free Keyword Density tool (https://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/seo-tools/keyword-density) to get an idea of what keyword density is. Type in your website and click ‘Ninja Check’ and inspect results. If your main researched keywords don’t get the higher percentage, then make changes to make it so. Run also the keyword density on your top competitor website page to understand that they do. To do that, type in Google the keyword phrase you want to rank, pickup the first 2-3 search results, and run these website pages in the above Keyword tool. Inspect, compare and improve your keyword density.

Rich Snippets. When properly setup, they appear as additional elements in the search engine results to provide more information. So, if it is a website page about a recipe, then the image of the recipe will appear. If the page is about a review, then a review grade will appear. If it is about a product, then its price will appear. A suitable WordPress plugin to use for this purpose is ‘All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets’ https://srd.wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-schemaorg-rich-snippets/. It’s useful to know that Rich Snippets might not appear, if there are website pages duplicates or incorrectly installed and configured.

Mobile friendly Website.  There is a significant increase of people how use their mobiles and tablets to view websites. If your website is not mobile friendly, then search engines will display ‘Your page is not mobile-friendly’ and they will affect your ranking. If you use the free theme ‘Twenty Sixteen’, install WPtouch Mobile WordPress Plugin to make it mobile friendly. Test if your website is mobile friendly with online tools like Google Mobile Friendly Test and Bing Mobile Friendly Test. Test your site also with Android and iPhone mobiles and check all pages functionality. Invest 50-70$ for a responsive WordPress theme. It’s a small investment with great benefits (properly responsive, professional look, SEO optimized, faster).

Implement Authorship Markup. This will increase the number of clicks of your website. Check out this Authorship Markup tutorial from AJ Kohn.

WordPress SEO Plugins

SEO Plugins. You must use plugins to improve your SEO. The most popular are Yoast SEO and All in One SEO Pack. Both are used by +3 Million WordPress websites, each. Once you install any of them, then ‘Edit’ each of your post/page and in it’s SEO section, include your researched keywords in the ‘Title’ and ‘Meta-Description’. If you use ‘Yoast SEO’, include your keywords in the ‘Focus keyword’. Focus keywords is the phrase keywords you want your page to rank in search engines. Setup also the ‘Title’, ‘Meta-Description’ and image sizes for Facebook and Twitter.
Social Media Snippets. Once you setup ‘SEO Plugins’, then you may install a SEO social plugin. In this way, when a visitor shares your page, then the proper title, description and image size will be displayed on their social media account. To allow this possibility you may install the WordPress plugin Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags. Once this is done, test the following:
Facebook Open Graph Debugger. Login in your Facebook account, click Facebook Open Graph Debugger, insert your website page url/link and click ‘Debug’. The result will display what will be shared in Facebook. Also, make yourself a share test of your website and check what will be posted on your Facebook account.
Twitter Card Validator. This is similar to Facebook Open Graph Debugger. Login in your Twitter account, click Twitter Card Validator. Insert your webpage link and click ‘Preview Card’. The result will display what will be shared in your Twitter account. Also, make yourself a share test of your website and check what will be posted on your Twitter account.
Don’t copy paste others content since that can hurt your ranking.

OFF-PAGE SEO

Domain Authority/Pagerank. Page authority is how important a page is. This can be increased with high authority links (backlinks) from other website pages to your webpage. The higher your page authority, the higher your ranking will become. Don’t buy backlinks unless you are absolutely sure. Bad backlinks and low quality backlinks towards your site will reduce your ranking and traffic (and you wouldn’t know which one they are). Removing low quality is far too technical. To find yours (or competitors) page authority, you can install MozBar in your Chrome browser, register and login to it, click the ‘M’ MozBar button to activate it and you will see a ‘PA’ value (Page Authority).
Social media signals (shares, likes, retweets). Push social signals by engaging with audience.
Refresh your post to re-increase ranking

Website Loading Time

It’s important to improve your website so that it loads within 2-3 seconds (5 seconds max). Fast site improves search ranking and user experience. How to do that:
Measure Loading Time. Use online Website Speed Tools (Pingdom, Gmetrix, Google Insights) to measure loading time and website elements loaded. Insect website elements loaded one by one. Find which take longer time to load and remove them from your website or improve loading time.

Images Loading Time. Before uploading an image, reduce its size. The larger the image size is, the longer it will take to load. Resize it and save with 80% compression by using image tools. Alternatively, use plugins to do that, like Smush Image Compression and Optimization, Compress JPEG & PNG images. These are free to use to compress a limited number of images (make a website backup before using them, just in case).

Gzip Compression. You must enable it. This is a compression process automatically done by the server to reduce the size of website page elements loaded. The smaller the size, the faster the page will load. Check if gzip compression is enabled with online tools like Gidnetwork Gzip Test, Whatsmyip Gzip Test, CheckGzipCompression (it measures also loading time).

Remove Unnecessary plugins. Uninstall WordPress plugins one by one while checking speed improvement. If a plugin adds more loading time, then consider uninstalling it permanently (or move to a faster server). Test loading time with PingdomPingdom. In Pingdom, in ‘Test from’, select server country near your country. In test results check also how many ‘Requests’ are loaded after you remove plugins.

Remove unnecessary Javascript. Use Tools Pingdom to find ‘.js’ files loaded. Javascript files usually increase loading time quite a lot. Run Pingdom 2-3 times before deciding if to remove javascript. If you use sharing buttons, research which sharing buttons plugin/javascript take less time to load. Don’t remove sharing buttons since they are an important traffic factor.

Install cache modules like ‘W3C Cache’. Don’t skip this step. Research what are the ideal settings for cache plugins. Test with online speed tools for website loading time analysis.

Implement CDN using MAXCDN. This is important, particularly if you have visitors from all over the world.

Shared or VPS server. If you get many hundreds of visitors/day, you may need to host your website files in a VPS server for better performance. Your hosting company can inform you if you need to do so by checking your website performance. You can save money by not spending on a VPS server if your website loaded code and elements are as less as possible. Alternatively use an advanced cache WordPress plugin or enable server side cache (for advanced users). Varnish cache (provided by hosting providers) is really good for caching.

OTHER SEO FACTORS

There are almost endless SEO factors that change continuously by Google. Some are:

Domain Age: Older domain can have a higher ranking.

User Experience. If a visitor reads many pages and stays longer, then the site will rank higher. Increase user experience by making very interesting posts, easy navigation, invest 50$ for a professional theme, remove unnecessary website elements. Ask feedback from visitors (or friends) to improve the site.

Encryption. Https (s with bold) ranks sites higher.

Semantic SEO. Quite technical but also important.

SEO ANALYSIS TOOLS

There are free and paid tools to check your website and compare with competitors website.
There are free online tools to get a information in minutes of what to improve in a site. They are useful also to inspect competitors website and to also compare it with your website. Some tools are:

  • Webmaster Search Engine Tools. Add your website into all these free tools: Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, Yandex Webmaster Tools. They are free and easy to use. Once a week, spend 20 minutes to inspect all information they provide about your site. Correct any errors you find (especially 404 errors, duplicates and sitemap index).
  • Woorank.com. Free tool. It provides SEO grading and SEO analysis on important aspects of your website. It gives recommendations of what to improve to your site.
  • Website Grader by Hubspot. Free tool with very interesting results.
  • SeoQuake.com. Free tool. This is a powerful Firefox and Chrome browser SEO addon. After you install it, right click on your website or competitor’s website, click ‘SEO Quake’, ‘Diagnosis’. This will display the condition of many SEO elements. Right clicking again and selecting ‘Page Info’ or ‘Density’, will display a lot of information about various rankings, keyword density, backlinks, Google/Yahoo/Bing index, social likes/shares. You can even compare several websites.
  • Screaming Frog. Free and paid tool. Free version will scan automatically all website pages and find broken links (very important), character length of titles/meta description/H1/urls, webpages sizes, word count. Check results and fix improper SEO elements. You should install and run free version every few months mainly to find and fix broken links. Broken links can have a very negative effect on ranking.
  • Checkpagerank.net.  Free tool, to check page rank, authority, Alexa rank, backlinks, similar web analysis of where traffic comes from.
  • Smallseotools.com.  22 Free mini tools including SEO Score Checker (very interesting), backlinks checker (produces many results), Speed checker, Keyword density checker.
  • SEOmoz Toolbar.  Free tool. It’s an ideal Chrome addon to quickly check a websites domain/page authority, title/description text and length.
  • Moz Pro. Free and professional paid tool. They provide a 30 days free trial. Moz.com is a very popular on SEO.
  • SemRush.com. Free and professional paid tool. It’s of the top tools to find the top paid keywords and CPC cost/keyword that your competitor is using. It’s also very important for competitor’s backlinks research.
  • Ahrefs.com: Keyword research, Content Research, Link Building, Web Monitoring. They provide a 30 days free trial.

Further Reading:
How to apply SEO technicality while making your post readable
2017 SEO ranking factors

Conclusion:
SEO is most important aspect of a website to bring a large amount of free traffic (in the long term). Remember that SEO is mostly about words. People find content based on keyword phrases they search. The secondary element of success is to get many strong page authority backlinks. Backlinks will increase the importance of your website with respect to the endless competitor websites. It will take months until search engines index and increase the ranking of your webpage based on your well researched keywords. It is a difficult process for starters. But you can accelerate your SEO efforts if you understand Google SEO Starter guide. This article has helped me personally a lot to rank one single keyword in the first position in my country (although after the appearance of Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithm changes, I was eventually ranking into nowhere land – not for keyword phrases).

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Website success depends on providing quality articles/products and getting as much as possible quality visitors. It is repeated again and again that content is king. If an article is of high quality, the readers will naturally share it. The quickest way to get traffic is to get your website/post link, in websites that already have high traffic. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is necessary since it will slowly provide most of the traffic in the long term, without spending much time or money on traffic making.

Social media can bring immediate traffic, but you need to have thousands of followers unless you make a viral post (content is king). Additionally, 95% of visitors will never come back and therefore you need to convert as many as possible into email subscribers. Bear in mind that only 25% of the blogs worldwide have over 100 visits/day (so don’t expect miracles unless you work constantly and methodically). Below you will find a practical list of most popular and realistic methods to increase traffic:

SEO

Increasing your search rank in search engines (google, yahoo) can be done with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). This is a huge topic but most important parts are:
Submit your website sitemap in Google Webmaster and check if it is indexed. Use Google Webmaster Fetch to test if Google can render your site correctly.

On Page SEO: Include very carefully selected keywords in the title, meta description, image alt tag and repeat them in the article just a few times. Google uses automatic programs to ‘read’ what your post is about and calculates keywords significance to understand what to rank in search engine results.

Off Page SEO: Having links from other high authority websites pointing to your website/blog post will give strong signals to Google that your website is important and will increase your ranking.

If the readers stay longer in your article and read more pages, then Google will acknowledge your website as interesting and will increase ranking. Test your website with online tools like Marketing.grader.com and Woorank.com to understand where your site needs improvements.

Post Content

It’s not all about getting traffic but it’s also about converting visitors into subscribers and making income. That can only be achieved with high-quality posts. Creating an irresistible article title will increase the click rate from google search results, thus traffic. Read How to Write Magnetic Headlines-by Copyblogger.com. An amazing, well-researched article will attract naturally shares and comments and further traffic (without doing anything). Quality content as stated by Google: Useful and informative, more valuable and useful than other sites, Credible, High quality, Engaging.
If the post is about a unique topic with low competition, then even better. Ultimately, you may occasionally spend days making a few most remarkable and helpful post than anyone else. Include several images and graphs as it will attract readers attention and engagement. Utilise headers, bullet points, short paragraphs, correct grammar will good readability. Posts with more than 1.500 words get more traffic due to SEO since they contain more keywords (and combinations of keywords). Link out to quality, relevant resources in every post to provide credibility. That will also show Google that your page is a Hilltop Hub and will increase your post ranking. Pay 5$ to online freelancers (Fiverr.com) that will proofread your post and make it even more attractive.

Engagement-Outreaching

Link to your other posts from within the post so that readers stay longer and increase the chance of sharing your posts. Link to influential relevant bloggers posts as a reference of proof that what you write and then email them to let them know you linked them. If they like your article they might share it with their followers resulting in a lot of traffic. Ask their opinion about your post or help them with contributing information and they might help you (although they have too little time available). Answer reader’s questions on post comments to increase their loyalty and retention which can also have more positive impression to other readers. Ask experts to contribute advice to your article. Build relationships with blogger can enhance your work and audience. Use tools like Mention.com to find who mentions you in the web and respond by thanking them or take advantage of the opportunity.

Social Media

Social media are easy and quick to setup. Use them to obtain an audience and to make interesting posts so that you get them back to your site. The more followers you get the more traffic to your site. The more amazing a post is, the more the visitors (but without followers it might be pointless). If your social post gets shared then the social friends of your followers will see it and that could result in a lot of traffic (if your post is very interesting).

Social media shouldn’t be used only to promote your posts but as well other very interesting posts from experts to maintain your followers interest. Use Social media to built relationships. Include attractive images with text to get people’s attention. Find free stock images from sites like Pixabay.com with ‘Free for Commercial Use’ license. Use Canva.com to import those images to add a professional looking text (title) on top. Images must be of correct dimensions (every social media channel recommends specific images dimensions).

You must add in your social media account your website link. Include in the description your bio and information that will increase your credibility (experience, degrees, customer names). Use SEO keywords in the description (for organic reach). Link from one social media account, your other social media accounts.
Below you will find most important social media channels and how to use them.

Twitter
Use tools to increase your twitter followers (there is no other way to jumpstart your traffic). After you get a few thousand relevant followers then start posting (tweeting) more often. Tweet/post 5 times maximum per day). The lifetime of a tweet is about 18 minutes. Click the ReTweet button of influencers twitter post to post it to your twitter feed (that will attract the interest of both readers and influencers). When you make a tweet, include 2-3 #hashtags relevant to your post topic (use Hashtags.org to find relevant hashtags).

You can include an influencers name or case study link as a reference in your blog post and then make a tweet including influencers name as a hashtag (@influencersname). That will draw their attention since they use online tools (mention.com) that track their names/hashtags mentioning. If they find your blog post interesting, they might reshare it (retweet) to their twitter feed and their followers will see that and will receive visits to your blog post. Use yourself also ‘mention’ tools (including Google Alerts) so that if someone mentions your name or website, then you will get an email. Then engage with the one who mentioned you (by thanking them for sharing).

After 1 month you can post once more the same old post with different image and text to attract some more traffic. Use Twitter statistics or Cyfe.com to track your follower growth, tweet engagement and tweet clicks. In ‘Google Analytics>Acquisition>Channels>Social’ you can see how many visits you got, how long they stayed on your website and what is the bounce rate. Study statistics results, improve and repeat.

Facebook
Facebook is powerful in many ways and with the advantage of highly targeted ads to get traffic and subscribers. Unfortunately, it is essential to keep paying to get followers and traffic. Facebook is a casual place where you must mix promotional posts with entertaining or informative posts to avoid giving the impression that you try to push sales. If you use Yoast SEO WordPress plugin, go in your post and in the Yoast SEO section, click the ‘sharing blue icon’ and in the ‘Facebook Image’ insert your blog post image with 1200X630 pixels. When this blog post is shared, then this image will be uploaded in the Facebook post with a perfect fit. Convert your post in presentation slides and upload it directly to Facebook. A Facebook video vs Facebook post can get 10 times more engagement.

Facebook groups is another additional source of traffic. Find several relevant groups with more than 1000 followers each, engage in the beginning with useful comments and later on start occasionally promoting your blog posts in there. Read Facebook groups case study

To use Facebook ads, install Facebook pixel (tracking code) on your website. Spend 1$ on Facebook engagement ads to promote your blog post just to check response and then revise your ad targeting strategy. By inserting in the ads ‘Interests’ field a relevant keyword to select a specific Facebook topic, you will reduce the cost of ads. Use ReMarketing ads to get specific blog page visitors back again in your blog newsletter subscription page to get their emails or to make them your Facebook followers or to drive them back that specific blog post URL (to retry a sale by reminding them).

ReMarketing ads work well to get sales since they are highly targeted to people who have seen your blog post or a product page. Alternative targeted ads can be with ‘lookalike’ audiences. That means that you can make an audience list in Facebook that will track a specific blog post URL. After many visits in that URL, Facebook will create automatically a lookalike audience to expand the targeted audience and reduce ad cost.

Pinterest
Pinterest is also a free traffic generator and is easy and quick to setup. You need to use tools to increase your Pinterest followers to get you started. To setup, just add your logo, description with your website link, create a board and start creating posts (pining). Once you get thousands of followers start posting more often (1-5 posts per day). The ideal image size to post is 735 pixels in width and any size in height. Infographic images tend to do very well. In the future, you must consider setting up Rich Pins functionality.

You can use PinGroupie.com to search keywords relevant to your topic to find relevant Pinterest Group Boards. Then, follow these boards, contact Group Boards administrators, request an invitation and if accepted, then start pining also in those Group Board. Once you get thousands of followers and you insert a lot of pins, then start using the BoardBooster.com tool to loop the pins between normal boards and secret boards to increase engagement and traffic. Tailwindapp.com is a popular an excellent tool for scheduling pins. Instead of pining one by one manually every day on specific times (to avoid loosing followers by overloading them with pins), you just spend an hour to load many pins together and schedule them. It’s important to know that mainly women use Pinterest.

Instagram
Instagram is used mostly by young people and is another free website traffic maker. You should use tools to grow Instagram followers to get you started. The disadvantage with Instagram is that there is no possibility of linking your Instagram post with the blog post to drive them to that specific page. The only way is to drive them to your blog main page, with the link you insert in the description. To setup, just add your logo, description with your website link and in settings connect your other social media. Include up to 30 relevant hashtags in your post.

Google plus
Complete your profile with logo, header image, description, your website URL and social media URLs. You can get a custom Google Plus URL name when your account is 30 days old and with more than 10 followers (follow others to follow you back…..hopefully). A powerful part of Google Plus is Communities, to get engagement with relevant people to your topics. To find Google Plus Communities, on the top search bar, search for your topic ie ‘internet marketing’. Join active communities with more than 1.000 members, start making useful comments to their posts for some time to start the interaction and then write interesting posts, check people’s response and take it further. Read More of Sarah’s Case Study by Sumo

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is mainly a social media to interconnect people related to business (and employment). The same principle applies like with other social media (making posts, getting followers, interacting with communities). Learn more on Sumo’s Guide to Get More Traffic from LinkedIn

YouTube
YouTube and in general videos are more powerful than post and a great traffic provider. They can be used as a business/product showcase or presentation of a blog post in the form of slides. You can make teaser videos that attract curiosity to sent them to your blog post to get more information. Insert (embed) YouTube video into your blog post to increase the value of your post and to get visitors to learn about your YouTube channel. To setup, just insert logo, header image and add your other social media links. Add your company/blog description quite analytically using specific seo keywords (including of course your website link).
Convert your post to videos in the form of presentation slides including preferably voice over (or get a Fiverr freelancer to do it for 5$). Include also a standard free YouTube background music (not loud to distract them). It’s very important to add portions of your post text in the YouTube video description, including a link to your blog post to get them to your site. A long description will help a lot to that your video will rank higher in the YouTube search results.

At the end of your YouTube video add annotations as a call to action, to prompt them to subscribe to your YouTube channel or blog or to read your blog post. An alternative to slides is animated & whiteboard presentation videos with Videoscribe.co service. Use TrafficPlanet.com to promote your videos. To make screen capturing tutorials use Jing or Screen-O-Matic.com. Read also Gary Vaynerchuk YouTube Success Story

Alternative Video Channels: You can also post/upload your video’s to other video hosting sites like Vimeo.com, video.yahoo.com, Wistia.com, Vids.myspace.com, eHow.com, Sproutvideo.com, Dailymotion.com, Vzaar.com, 5min.com, Viddler.com, Veoh.com, Brightcove.com, Blip.tv, Revver.com, Guba.com, Livevideo.com, Metacafe.com, Videojug.com

BackLinks from Directories

A quick way to increase your website significance to the ‘eyes’ of Google, is to submit your website to high-quality directories. Check this List of High Page Authority Directories to Get Website Backlinks

Submit Blog Post to Popular Blogs and News Sites

The following are websites to which you can submit your blog post and may get quite some traffic for a highly useful article. It’s preferable to submit an altered or smaller version of your blog post for SEO reasons (if Google finds the same or similar post both in your blog and other websites, then Google algorithm will ‘decide’ which post is better to appear in Google search results). It’s preferable to include at the end of your post your website link to get clicks and therefore visits. To setup with these websites, complete registration, blog description, website link and add your social media channels.

  • Ezinearticles.com – Most popular articles submission directory.
  • Digg.com – It takes 5 seconds to submit a post link.
  • Inbound.org – Online marketing, business
  • Medium.com – High traffic site
  • Socialmediatoday.com – News and information about social and digital marketing. They don’t accept promotional or commercial posts.
  • Hubpages.com, GrowthHackers.com – Blogging Communities
  • BizSugar.com – Small and online business news, content marketing
  • Kingged.com – Internet marketing content and products
  • Flipboard.com – About news and social network
  • Managewp.org – For WordPress related articles
  • SmashingMagazine.com – For web designers and developers
  • Thenextweb.com – Articles about International technology news, business & culture
  • Foodgawker.com – Food Articles
  • AllTop.com – Includes posts even from New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • Buzzfeed.com – Powerful site to get high traffic. They don’t seem to accept political, commercial, or promotional articles.
  • Theverge.com, Vox.com – High traffic sites
  • Wikipedia.org

Additional idea: Contribute to Huffington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Lifehacker, The Verge

Other Sites to Submit Post: Feedagg.com, Feedfury.com, Feedraider.com, GoldenFeed.com, Feedcat.net, Feedage.com, Rssmotron.com, Rss-network.com, Rssmountain.com Feedplex.com, Plazoo.com
Read also Sumo.com Guide on How To Get Featured on Large Publications

Submit Post to Social Exchange Site

These are communities sites where you submit your post, follow relevant people to be followed back, share their articles to your social media to get points so that they share your articles in their social media. It’s a win-win situation. Some sites allow RSS feed submitting.

  • Scoop.it (very popular). Share your post by simply pasting your blog post url, selecting target topic and inserting relevant tags.
  • Empireavenue.com It’s like a social game where you get points by sharing and finally to be known between EmpireAvenue participants.
  • Others: Triberr.com, Viralcontentbee.com, Justretweet.com, Flauntt.com, copromote.com (paid)

StumbleUpon

Register in StumbleUpon, login, go to you profile, click ‘Add a Page’ and add your blog post link. StumbleUpon recommends submitted posts to its users who rate them. The more rating the more views a post will receive, resulting in traffic back to your site. Use StumbleUpon Toolbar to click its ‘Stumble!’ button to open an arbitrary web page (post), read it and rate it positively. This way you give the impression that you are engaging instead of just submitting only your own posts (spamming=banning?). Learn more about StumbleUpon by KissMetrics

StumbleUpon Ads is their advertisement service that you can use to boost your submitted post to see people’s reaction. Learn more with a StumbleUpon Ads Case study

Q/A Sites

In Question and Answer sites, the users that make questions and other users answer them. Everybody has a question! It’s a perfect place to answer in a way to provide value and obtain recognition, authority, followers and eventually place an occasional link to get traffic to your site.

Quora
There might be many answers per question by many users.  If users like an answer, then they will click its ‘UpVote’ (like) button and so the answer will go up in the list of answers, gaining more views, increasing authority and traffic to your site. Their control panel also keeps statistics to see how many viewed your answer, the number of shares and number of UpVotes. Complete your Quora profile and connect your social media accounts to boost your authority. Read Quora Guidelines for a better understanding of what to do and what not to do as part of Quora community. Read also Kissmetrics-Marketer’s Guide to Quora for more information.

Other Q/A sites: Answers.yahoo.com, Answers.com, Funadvice.com, Stackexchange.com, Askmehelpdesk.com, Theanswerbank.co.uk, Askdeb.com, Blurtit.com, Answerbag.com

Forums

Forums are very important since they can provide instant excessive traffic. In forums, you mainly interact by making useful comments. If over promotional, forum administrators will cancel your subscription (ban) and you will loose a powerful community for interaction. Some forums allow also the submission of a post (but read first their guidelines). Start engaging with forum members and after some time, include your signature with your website link to start getting traffic. Find a forum subcategory related to your post topic and start engaging with members and contribute. Provide or ask for help. Find out more with Guide On How To Use Online Forums To Promote Your Website by ShoutMeLoud .

Reddit
Reddit can provide extreme traffic but members behaviour is particular. It has a similar functionality like Quora where your comments can by UpVoted by Reddit users. The more upvotes the more traffic you get. Submitting your posts to Reddit also works well.  Start using it only when you make more research about Reddit. Read How Eddy Azar went from 41 visitors to 10.000 Visitors with Reddit by Sumo.

Other forums to consider:

  • Warriorforum.com – Digital Marketing and Marketplace
  • TrafficPlanet.com – Internet Marketing
  • Digitalpoint.com – Marketing, Business, Design, Webmaster Community
  • Wickedfire. – Affiliate Marketing

Commenting

Having relevant comments on your posts will assist from SEO side to increase organic traffic. Quality comments may attract more good comments and more possibilities of post sharing.
Making relevant and useful comments on other blogs/forums/news sites is a typical blogger tactic to bring traffic. The more popular the blog the more traffic you will get. You get the traffic of course if you include your website/post link in those comments. Your comment may be rejected if inappropriate or too promotional. Making a comment that will contribute to the topic of the blog owner might result with a link to that blog that has a relevant post providing more traffic.

It’s a good idea to subscribe to popular relevant blogs so that when a new article is made, then you can be the first to make a comment to get a better traffic result. If the blog allows the DoFollow linking, then that will result with a backlink to your site that may improve your search rank and therefore traffic (of blog’s page authority is high). To find out page/domain authority, you can install MozBar for Chrome browser, register and login to it, click the ‘M’ MozBar button to activate it and you will see a ‘PA’,’DA’ value. These values represent the Domain Authority (DA) and Page Authority (PA). If higher than 50 then that means a high page authority. Read more on Blog Commenting Case Study.

Guest posts

A guest post is about making a post that will be posted in another blog. A guest post can bring a lot of long-term targeted traffic but it must be of high quality to be accepted. If it is an amazing post placed in a very high traffic site, then it can bring you loads of traffic. Some blogs offer the ‘Guest Post’ link or else you have to contact them. You have to find a blog with high traffic to maximise the traffic benefit. Make sure they include your website/blog post link in your guest post. In the guest post use your smiling picture and full name to create a better impression. Learn more about  Guest Posting Case Studies.

RePurposing Posts

Modifying (repurposing) your post to submit it in other sites is recommended since you expand the possibility of getting more traffic from other established channels. You can repurpose your new or old post in pdf, kindle eBook, presentation, slides, infographics, live video with voice, animated video and podcast (only voice). In those channels, you can build additional relevant followers, participate in communities and increase more and more your traffic gradually with every repurposed post. The easy way (and professional way) can be to pay someone to do that for your (outsourcing). There are many online services like Fiverr that can do that for 5$ or more advanced services like iwritter.com. Learn more with Ways to RePurpose your Post by BufferApp.

RePurpose for SlideShare
Slideshare.net is of the top 100 most visited websites, with 60 million readers and is the World’s Largest Community to share presentations. That means a lot of traffic. Get an idea of what a SlideShare is by looking at Josh Steimle Slideshare Page and click the ‘play’ button to see the slides. You will observe that he has followers, a number of slides submitted and has connected his social media channels, including his description. You can do the same also and engage with Slideshare community to expand your reach. Make free slides with Google Slides Tool. Read also the 0-243K Views Case Study of Ana Hoffman

RePurpsose for Document Sharing Sites
Convert Your Blog Posts into pdf/document with Printfriendly.com or Canva.com and submit is to sharing sites like:
Scribd.com Perhaps the world’s largest digital library. They present your post to its reader for free or to paid subscribers.
Ssuu.com  Similar features like Scribd but also with content curation and with social sharing abilities. They also supply promotion service (CPC) in case you want to sell your eBooks through them.

Other sharing sites are: PdfSR.com, Box.net, Calameo.com, Wattpad.com, Slideserve.com

RePurpose for Podcast

Convert your post text in voice with a microphone. Use Audacityteam.org free audio software and ‘speak’ your post on a microphone. Use its features to level sound and remove hissing noise and save it in mp3. Alternatively get paid service from Fiverr for 5$ to make the podcast professionally. Then uploaded it sharing sites like Apple Itunes, Podcastalley.com, Podcastdirectory.com, Podomatic.com. Read a Podcast Case Study.

RePurpose for Infographics

RePurpose your post into infographics to provide a more visual and much more engaging content. Infographics appeal more than written text. Take advantage of infographics images, to use them also on Pinterest (they are more appealing than plain images). Understand better of what infographics are with Neil Patel’s Infographics Samples and click each one to see the relevant post with the infographics pictures. Sites to submit infographics are Dailyinfographic.com, Vizualarchive.com

RePurpose as Kindle eBooks
Convert your post into a Kindle eBook, including your website link and upload it to Amazon’s Kindle service. There are millions of kindle eBook readers and you can get a large exposure and traffic.
You can even sell your eBooks on Amazon! Read more about How to Publish a Kindle ebook on Amazon

Pinging

Whenever you publish a post in your blog, use pinging free services to notify certain search engines of your new post. That can result in updating their listings and including your new content which could result in more traffic. You just include your blog URL and click a button. That’s it! Pinging services are: Pingomatic.com, Autopinger.com, Pingoat.com, PingMyBlog.com, Pingler.com

Sharing

Provide multiple ways of getting your post shared across most important networks. If someone shares your post then their followers will also see it. If your post is amazing then people will naturally want to share it. Including a ‘Please Share It’ call to action, can help even more.

  • Use WordPress floating sharing bars like Cresta WordPress Plugin (free) or Sumo Social Share Plugin (paid) so that your visitors can have the ability to share your blog post. There are many more Sharing WordPress Plugins to do that.
  • Install Pinterest Pin button code to prompt readers to share post image. When people place the mouse cursor on top of an image, then automatically a red button appears and they can click it and save the image with the post link to their Pinterest account (and their followers will see that pin).
  • Use Social Locker to hide part of the post. If the visitor clicks the social locker button, then they will see the hidden text but at the same time, it will be share to their followers. Don’t block an important part of your post essential to understand your complete post content – block perhaps just an image/chart that would give them more information or free stuff.
  • Use ClickToTweet.com to include a popular quote that can be shared with a click on its tweet button. You can also try to use a quote from an influencer including his/her tweeter name (ie @influencersusername) to attract their attention since they use mention.com tools that will inform them when their name is mentioned somewhere. If your post is interesting then they might share it with their followers. Read more on How to Use ClickToTweet.
  • Use Snip.ly to create a shortened link and button for your tweet.
  • In the end of your newsletter add your website link and social media to allow more sharing and following possibilities.

Emails/newsletters

The first thing that every website owner must do is to have a subscription box to get visitors emails. 95% of visitor will never return back so must grab the opportunity to get visitors emails. Your subscribers can become your most precious and passionate fans and then customers. Even if your organic traffic is affected by Google Pandas and Penguins, you won’t lose your subscribers.
Visitors will subscribe if your articles are very interesting or if provided with freebies (free samples, free pdf files with guides, solution, case studies).
Great competitions, sweepstakes, contests and giveaways can produce also a lot of subscribers (and traffic). Use Qzzr.com to create Quiz and encourage readers to share results. You can even ask a company by email to provide a free or discounted physical or digital product, in return for traffic or customer signups to them.
Use a window popup plugin that appears after 30-60 seconds to push politely a signup. Use Wisestamp.com to create a professional signature including your social media channels to get more emails and followers. Learn more about 6 Email List Case Studies.

Google plus authorship

By setting up Google Authorship, then your Google Plus logo will appear on the left side of your Google search results. That will increase the clicks of your post/blog from the search result and thus your traffic. It’s good to know that even if Google Authorship is set up correctly, Google might not enable it to appear (but it’s quite important not to ignore Google Authorship). Read more about Google Authorship.

Website Speed

Reduce the loading of your website down to 2-4 seconds. That will increase your search ranking and visitor retention time (but don’t waste days in that instead of content making and promotion). Find out what takes time your site’s loading by using tools like Pingdom, Gmetrix, Google Speed Insights. Google Speed Insights tool will give your information also about the speed of the mobile version of your site.
To improve website speed, reduce unnecessary WordPress plugins, remove non-important javascript code. Use WordPress performance plugins like WP-Sweep, WP-Optimize, WP Smush, Lazy Load. It’s recommended to make database backup through your hosting provider (phpMyAdmin option) before testing plugins. Consider a VPS server if you have a lot of traffic. Read Case Study on How Neil Patel Increased by 50% his Traffic by Reducing Loading Speed.

Mobile Friendly Website

There is growing number of people who use their mobiles to visit websites. Google ranks sites based on mobile friendliness. Make sure your site is mobile-friendly with Google Mobile-Friendly Test. Test also important website pages on android and iPhone devices. If your site is not mobile friendly, then you may install WordPress WPtouch Mobile plugin that works in many themes/templates to make your page mobile friendly.

Other Tools

Push Notifications can get you subscribers by popping a window on top of the website, asking visitors to join in your news list. It’s free to use for the first 500 subscribers. To obtain it, go to Pushcrew.com, register and copy their code found in ‘Code and Implementation’ to insert on our website. Then, if you use WordPress, you can install ‘Head and Footer Scripts Inserter’ plugin, clicks its ‘Settings’ link and paste the code in the section ‘You can use the fields below to add scripts to Head of your website.’

Business card, flyers, printed material

If you are targeting customers around our area, create a business card and even flyers with your website link and social media @username.

Paid Promotion

Even though ads are not a free traffic method, don’t underestimate or neglect their use. They can provide you with a Highly targeted traffic to convert them as fans and subscribers (later on, in future customers). It cost just 1$ per Ad, just to test how your post performs to then take further actions. Always include a call to action in the ads with a target website link (Check It, Buy Now, Learn more).
Facebooks Ads: With Facebook ads, you can narrow the audience by selecting the right topic/business keywords in the ‘Interests’ field and can narrow it even further by excluding some ‘Interests’ topics. You can even target the fans of competitor’s Facebook business pages to get their fans to like also your page. The great advantage of Facebook is targeting specific ages, men/women and cities (or countries). By targeting India’s audience, you can get a few hundreds of ‘likes’ cheaply, so that your Facebook page will start to look more ‘interesting’ (social proof).

Facebook allows to easily make variations of the same ads with different audience/interest. You have to test that simultaneously to see which ad variation will become cheaper. Facebook Remarketing ads are also powerful since they are displayed to your website visitors to ‘remind’ them what you provide (very effective).
Google Ads: Google AdWords has a powerful search ads capability to get you, only visitors that are searching the internet, for specific keywords. When you divide your AdWords campaign into multiple ads with specific groups of keywords leading to a specific website page, then that results in a highly targeted traffic. After making variations of Ads titles/descriptions within a group, you should finally keep the Ads with the highest Click Through Rate (CTR). You will notice in a few days, that the click is cheaper (CPC)! ReMarketing ads are also powerful to display a specific page/product based on the page they visited.
More ads solution to consider are: Twitter Ads, LinkedIn ads, Pinterest Ads (not valid in some countries), StumbleUpon Ads, Reddit Ads, Bing Ads, Yahoo Ads

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High Domain Authority Directories to Build Backlinks http://www.onlineworkideas.com/high-page-authority-directories-backlink-building/ Sat, 06 May 2017 13:47:30 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=958 A quick way to increase your website significance to the ‘eyes’ of Google, is to submit your website in high quality directories. If you have an acceptable quality website, they may enlist your website link. This link (backlink) from high quality (high domain authority) directories will be ‘read’ by google as a quality link which …

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A quick way to increase your website significance to the ‘eyes’ of Google, is to submit your website in high quality directories. If you have an acceptable quality website, they may enlist your website link. This link (backlink) from high quality (high domain authority) directories will be ‘read’ by google as a quality link which will in turn increase your search engine ranking position and therefore traffic. Some people use also these directories to find what they are looking which might mean a few extra visits. The submission to each directory takes just a few minutes.

The approval might take even months unless you use their reciprocal link instead of free submission or you may need to pay. To add their reciprocal link, use ‘Head and Footer Scripts Inserter‘ WordPress plugin, go in it’s settings page, and add them in the ‘Footer Section’. While registering with these directories, write down all your login details per directory (directory site, your email and password login).

The below directories are sorted by Domain Authority. To check current status of their Domain/Page Authority you can use Google Chrome addon ‘MozBar’ or the Firefox addon ‘RDS bar’.

Website Directories for BackLinks:

http://thalesdirectory.com/submit

http://www.exactseek.com/add.html

http://www.entireweb.com/free_submission

http://www.gigablast.com/addurl

http://www.addme.com

http://www.ontoplist.com/join

http://www.activesearchresults.com/addwebsite.php

http://search.sonicrun.com/freelisting

https://www.somuch.com/submit-links

http://www.infotiger.com/addurl.html

http://www.pegasusdirectory.com

http://www.marketinginternetdirectory.com/submit.php

http://www.usalistingdirectory.com/submit.php

http://www.usgeo.org/submit.php

http://www.sitepromotiondirectory.com

http://www.submissionwebdirectory.com/submit.php

http://www.promotebusinessdirectory.com/submit.php

http://www.a1webdirectory.org/submit

http://www.intelseek.com/add_url_form.asp

http://www.addbusiness.net/submit.php

http://www.secretsearchenginelabs.com/add-url.php

http://busybits.com (Visit appropriate category and then click the Add URL)

http://www.bedwan.com/submit.php

http://www.h-log.com/submit.php

http://www.jewana.com/submit.php

http://www.ananar.com/submit.php

http://gainesvillesbest.com/submit.php

http://www.urlshack.com/addlink.html

http://www.topsiteswebdirectory.com/static/submit.php

http://www.prolinkdirectory.com/submit.php

http://picktu.com/submit.php

http://www.highrankdirectory.com/submit.php

http://www.linkpedia.net/submit.php

https://hubpages.com/signin

 

Blog Directories for BackLinks:

https://www.blogcatalog.com

http://topofblogs.com

http://www.blogarama.com

http://www.bloggernity.com

http://www.bloghub.com

http://www.blogrollcenter.com/add_site.htm

http://www.blogflux.com/register.php

http://www.bloggingfusion.com/submit.php

http://www.bloglisting.net/submit.php

http://www.blog-search.com/sites/add

https://blogville.us/submitblog.php

http://www.cipinet.com/submit.php

http://fuelmyblog.com

http://www.bloggernow.com

http://www.freedirectorysubmit.com

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Selling Everything on Amazon.com FBA and FBM http://www.onlineworkideas.com/selling-to-amazon-fba-fbm/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:16:23 +0000 http://www.onlineworkideas.com/?page_id=656 Amazon is one of the most popular company in the world that accesses 95 million customers monthly worldwide. Amazon is one of the best options to sell a product to an existing customer list instead of putting extensive effort and expenses to get sales by personal promotion and marketing. Further to their existing customers, Amazon …

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Amazon is one of the most popular company in the world that accesses 95 million customers monthly worldwide.

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Image source: https://services.amazon.com/global-selling/selling-internationally-overview.htm

Amazon is one of the best options to sell a product to an existing customer list instead of putting extensive effort and expenses to get sales by personal promotion and marketing. Further to their existing customers, Amazon supports product promotion with keyword advertising and sellers pay when customers click on the product advertisement.

Amazon offers to sellers 2 methods: Fulfilment by Amazon (Amazon FBA) and Fulfilment by Merchant (Amazon FBM):

With Amazon FBA, sellers send their products to an Amazon warehouse for storage so that customers orders are dispatched by Amazon employees immediately. A faster delivery makes a customer even happier. Sellers pay expenses to Amazon for storing, processing and dispatching products, handling returned products and customer support. Money refunds for returned products are handled by the seller. Amazon FBA system helps sellers to manage inventory, shipping and customer service. With Amazon FBM, the sellers keep their products in their company and will handle orders, shipping process and costs (alternatively sellers supplier can ship the product to Amazons customer). With Amazon FBM there can be a better business to customer quality service since there is a better personal control of the selling process (orders, product handling, stock and delivery). FBM provides higher earnings with respect to FBA but with FBA there is a faster product delivery to customers. With Amazon FBA versus FBM, the number of sales is considerably increased.

With FBA Seller Central, the seller can label and ship products to Amazon’s warehouse (located in many parts of the world) and can also track stock (see above map).

FBA has 2 sellers plans. One is for individuals and one is for professionals (companies). Selling as an individual has no monthly fee and there is a charge $1 per sold item. Selling as a professional, there is a monthly fee of $39,90 and is suitable for selling more than 40 items/month. If a seller expects more than 40 items sold per month, then it might be best to consider opening account as a professional, since with individual account a seller would pay $1 additionally per item ($1X40 items=$40). With a professional account, a seller also gets marketing benefits like promotions, coupons, gift wrapping and shipping customisation per product types.

A greater advantage comes with Seller Fulfilled Prime Program to get more sales since it provides customers and sellers with a 2 days product delivery with free shipping. This feature offers a competitive advantage to a seller with respect to other sellers. Of course, a seller must meet certain requirements to be eligible for such program.

A further greater advantage is that Amazon provides also a Buy Box feature that increases sales considerably. This feature is determined by an Amazon’s algorithm and therefore it’s not as an option available on demand.

What a seller should consider:

  • Research the best Amazon sellers and check their reviews one by one to differentiate from the massive competition.
  • A customer must always remain satisfied in terms of product performance, quality, delivery condition and shipping time.
  • Sellers must be aware of customs duties and taxes requirements for shipping their products to another country.
  • Amazon’s customer reviews always enhance sales considerably.
  • If many other sellers provide the same product, then profit margin is reduced. A seller must differentiate from competition with respect to products, features, shipping time, etc. It’s ideal if you offer a product that very few other sellers provide (it’s better if no one else provides it). You can also differentiate if you offer a bundle/set of products as one product.
  • Amazon grants the right to the customer to return a product within 45 days and so seller needs to wait longer to get paid.
  • Amazon stores millions of products. A good protective product packing might be a very good idea to avoid potential package/product damages (that can affect negatively customers satisfaction).
  • Amazon provides space to sellers for storing their products and they charge per month. Therefore the smaller the product, the better the profit (unless high volume sales occur). At the same time, the heavier the product, the more expensive the shipping is. Thus a large and heavy product for $10 provides minimal profit with respect to a small, light product for $30.
  • A seller is expected to connect to Amazon from one PC (security) and must not pay or artificially provide incentives for product reviews. Amazon can ban a seller for unprofessional actions.
  • Check Countries Accepted for Seller Registration.

Further recommended research to do:

Learn more with the Udemy.com video tutorial How to Sell with Amazon FBA for Beginners.

Learn more about all selling guidelines in Selling on Amazon.com.

 

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