An important part of making money online is getting traffic to your website or blog. One way of getting traffic is through SEO optimization. An SEO optimization tool that you may not have considered before is Google Alerts.
It’s not a tool for doing SEO but a way of measuring your results. It’s a free tool and I am all for taking advantage of them when it comes to making money online.
Alison Rothwell is an SEO expert having learned all she could about it when she set up an online business and then realized that no one was visiting her site. Here is her article about how and why to use Google alerts as your SEO optimization tool.
Three Cool Reasons To Use Google Alerts
Google Alerts should be a key part of monitoring the success of your search engine optimization. It’s very simple to set up and gives you important real time information about your website.
Cool Reason # 1
Tracking backlinks Google Alerts enables you to track whenever a backlink is connected to your website. By using this method as soon as your site gets a new backlink you’ll be informed.
The solution is at http://www.google.com/alerts . Go to that URL and enter this Search Term: link:www.yourdomain.com Type: Web How often: as it happens Deliver to: Now as soon as your site gets a new backlink Google will send you email to let you know.
Cool Reason # 2
Finding Out When Your Web pages Are Indexed. You can use Google Alerts to discover when new pages from your website are indexed. This time you use the search term site:www.yourdomain.com
Cool Reason # 3
Discovering Where Your Competitors Get Their Backlinks From. A smidge sneaky but you can use Cool Reason #1 to track your competitor’s backlinks. Everytime their site gets a new backlink you’ll receive a notification from Google. This means that you can monitor their linkbuilding campaigns. You can then also get your backlinks from the same sites.
Alison Rothwell, online marketing expert, is founder of the
SEO Training Club, the proven step-by-step solution to your internet marketing problems. To receive her weekly online marketing ezine to help get higher search engine rankings to increase your online sales, visit www.seotrainingclub.com.