How To Indirectly Get To The Top Of Search Engines
Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson
There are millions of web sites trying to get listed in the top 20 spots of the major search engines. That amounts to a lot of competition! Even if your website can't get in the Top 20, you can use indirect ways to get it there.
How do you do this? By using the success of others to your advantage. Look up the top 20 web sites on the major search engines under the keywords and phrases people would find your web site. The key would be to your website's link on those web sites.
The most expensive way would be to buy ad space on those web sites. If you don't want to spend any money, you could use the ten strategies below. These strategies may not apply to every web site.
1. Participate on their discussion boards.
You could post questions, answer other peoples questions, and join in on conversations. Just include your signature file and link at the end of your messages. This is a great way to build link popularity for your website.
2. Ask the web site owner if they would like a free ebook to give away to their visitors.
You could have them link to your web site or include your ad in the free ebook.
3. Submit content to their web site.
You could write articles for their web site and include your resource box and link at the end of the article. If they publish it, you'll indirectly be at the top of the search engines and your site's link popularity will soar!
4. Write an excellent article review of their web site, products or services.
Then publish the review on your web site. E-mail the web site owner and tell him or her about it. They may link to your web site so their visitors read it.
5. Ask the owner of the web site if they would want to trade advertising.
If you don't get as much traffic as they do, you could throw in some extra incentives.
6. Propose a cross promotion deal with the web site.
You both could promote each others products or services together in one package deal. This means a mention and link back to your web site.
7. Give the web site a testimonial for their product or service.
Include a little text link for your web site with the testimonial. You never know; it could end up on their ad copy.
8. Post your advertisement on their free classified ad section on their web site.
You want to be sure you have an attractive headline so they will read your ad.
9. Post your text link on their f.ree-for-all links page.
You want to go back and post your link regularly so it stays towards the top.
10. Sign their guest books.
You could leave a short compliment about their web site on their guest book. Just include your signature file and link at the end of your message.
If your site is not in the Top 20 positions in the search engines, then your goal should be to get your site's link on those sites that are there. Using these indirect methods mentioned in this article should help you to accomplish just exactly that.