December 21, 2006

Domain Name Trading

Domain name tradingGoogle has made it less beneficial for your website if you have a link from a web directory. You may not be able to inherit the pagerank value from the page where you submitted your link. So you may want to stop paying for directory submission.

And without enough backlinks, your website and web pages may never be ranked high in the search engine results and your pagerank.

Directory submission used to be one of the effective method to inherit pagerank value. Now, it is no longer that easy. However, it is still an effective way to get your new web pages crawled by the search engine robots in a relatively short time.

Expired Domain Name

One way to get quick pagerank and traffic is to buy expired domain names. And I have dabbled into Domain Name Trading recently, to find out how effectively this method can quickly add PR3, PR4 and PR5 websites to my inventory. So far, so good. As long as you do your homework and make sure that the pagerank values genuine and confirm the number of existing inbound links, you'll be quite safe.

I am more interested in the existing inbound links - both in terms of quality and quantity. I used the following tools to help me check the pagerank and backlinks:
And these are the sites (affiliate links) where I look for expired domain names:

November 27, 2006

PR4 Web Design and SEO Link Exchange

Looking for link exchange with a PR4 web design and SEO related website? Here's one that will give you a PR4 backlink:I was invited to exchange link with this website and after 2 weeks, I am already receiving several visits to my web page via this link. Also I think the search engine spiders visited this page frequently and this is probably one of the few link exchange website that is still worth your time to contribute you link.

However, no one will know how long link exchange can continue to be useful after what Matt Cutts commented during Las Vegas Pubcon recently on link exchange for backlinks.

November 19, 2006

Review on Beta Blogger Upgrade

beta blogger upgrade reviewI upgraded this blog to beta.blogger 2 days ago. So far so good, I beginning to like this new Blogger platform. Ok, the new beta.blogger requires you to log in with your Google Account - if you don't have one, it's easy to register.

Here's a quick review on the new beta.blogger platform.

It is definitely faster. I can update the layout(new name for template) and the change is immediately reflected on my post. The page generation is very fast compared with the old platform. I can tweak the layout and see the change almost instantaneously. Previously, I would have save the template and wait for the pages to be re-published. Sometime, it just got stucked and I will need to re-login and re-publish a few times before I can see the changes.

You can organized your posts in categories. Label your post with the appropriate tags and your post will be organized in categories list at the end of each post.

Tweaking the MainPage, ItemPage and ArchivePage individually. Unlike the old version, the layout is define in XML format. I cannot see how you can tweak the template as much as before so that you can have different appearances(layout) for MainPage, ItemPage and ArchivePage. To me the is the main drawback and I don't like this 'cos I need to re-learn how to do it all over again. The answers to my questions would probably contain in this page.

Save your HTML template with one-click. You can conveniently save the HTML template to your computer or upload your favorite template. With the old platform, I will have to use the Ctrl-a and Ctrl-c and Ctrl-v key sequences to select all, copy and paste the template to the text editor to save the template.

Blogger Beta - HTML template

You can now make your blog private. I wonder why people want to blog online and keep it "private". I mean how private can it be when what you wrote is stored in other people servers. For heaven sake, it you want make it private, keep a paper dairy and locked it away in your private physical space.

November 17, 2006

An SEO Experiment Backlinks

Last week I emailed to my SEO workshop e-group asking for help. I wanted to conduct an experiment to rank for the keywords "top search engine ranking". So I ask members of the e-group to give me a keyword rich text link:

<a href="http://designerseo.com/workshop/">Top Search Engine Ranking</a>

smileyWithin 5 days, 2 member responded and I got 5 links from 4 blogspot blogs and a website. And I will return their favour by listing their websites/blogs here: On top on listing here, I will be listing some of the websites/blogs at my other websites that share similar topics.

August 30, 2006

Automated Directory Submission Software

This is not exactly free however Directory Dominator will save you some previous time from your link building campaign. Also not all the links you get are one-way links. Submitting to directories for free usually requires you to provide reciprocal link.

Automated directory submitter

So be prepared to create a link page. You can simply name it "links.html". However, you must not have more than 100 links per web page. I would recommend that you keep it to 40 links max. You can view an example of directories link page here.

July 31, 2006

All Media Directory - Directories > Free

Submitted Singapore Directory to the this directory on 28 Jul 2006:

All Media Directory - Free Directories
- http://www.allmediadirectory.com

This is a nice looking directory powered by phpLD. And it won the Site of the Month Award for July 2006.

All Media Directory

The category I've submitted is Directories > Free. This web page is PR4. I paid US$14.95 for a regular link and no reciprocal was needed. My link was added within 48 hours. Currently, there are only 2 links on that page including Singapore Directory and I think it is a pretty good deal for aPR4 one-way link.

At a Glance
  • Title: All Media Directory
  • URL: http://www.allmediadirectory.com
  • PR: 5
  • Featured link: US$24.95
  • Regular link: US$14.95
  • Regular links with reciprocal: US$9.95
  • Free link: No
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July 28, 2006

Free Directory Submission - Link to Us

Just paste the following HTML codes to your blog.

<p><a href="http://freedirectorysubmission.blogspot.com">
<img src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7177/3133/400/freedirsub.gif"
alt="Get more backlinks - Free Directory Submission" border="0" /></a></p>


And this is what you'll see this chicklet.
Free Directory Submission Blog

First, add our link to your blog or web page either with the above chicklet image or the following text link information:
Title: Get More Backlinks - Free Directory Submission
URL: http://freedirectorysubmission.blogspot.com
Description: Quick guide to free directory submission and get your new website indexed faster by major search engines.

<p><a href="http://freedirectorysubmission.blogspot.com">
Free Directory Submission</a> - Quick guide to free directory submission and get your new website indexed faster by major search engines.</p>

After you've added our link, post a comment to let us know the URL where our link can be found and your link details. We will then post your link in our blog.

And we will be delighted if you were to subscribe to your RSS feed. Here's the URL:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/FreeDirectorySubmission

Do you want an entire page talking about your blog or website? Follow this 5-step to get a page link to you:
  1. Write about your blog/website - 150 to 300 words should be fine.
  2. Please include these terms “free directory submission” or “submitting to free directory” in your short article e.g. I’ve tried free directory submission to boost the link popularity of the website.
  3. Email the article to freedirectorysubmission at gmail dot com. Please include a subject line and the keywords you're targeting.
  4. Allow me some time to review your post and edit it before adding to this blog. I will inform you of the URL once your article is approved.
  5. Write about FreeDirectorySubmission blog at your website/blog and link to me <a href="http://freedirectorysubmission.blogspot.com">
    Free Directory Submission</a>
    . When you link to me first, I will feel obligated to return the favor.
Link building is the most powerful way in search engine optimization process which can help you to improve your link popularity. With high link popularity, you will get better placement at the search engine results page and higher Google PR.

To learn more about search engine optimization, visit http://www.seochef.com and http://www.timmguru.com.

P.S. If you don't have a short article about your website or blog to contribute, just link to us - either using our chicklet or text link. We will do our best to return you a link at our main page's Links section or at the FDB Blog Partners page.

UPDATE December 8, 2008
We no longer accept link.