We are always hearing about the importance of getting backlinks to your site and internal linking to get ranked in Google but what about outbound links?
As I was doing forum commenting for the Quick Start Challenge and the Turn $100 into $2000 Challenge I saw a lot of debate about outbound links or external links as some people prefer to call them.
An outbound link, if you don’t already know, is a url that you have on your site that links to another website. When you think about it the world wide web is formed from links from one site to another and enables it to be what it is. does
By linking out from your site, you are “voting” for the site you link to. That is the whole point of getting backlinks to your site.
When other sites link to your site you get a backlink from that site which is one of the factors that Google takes into account in it’s ranking algorithm.
But what if you link out to other sites?
I know that a lot of internet marketers have already got their goals for 2012 all mapped out already. December seems to have crept up on me this year and I have to confess that I have only just got to thinking about setting goals for making money online in 2012.
What about you? Have you set yours yet? It’s not too late.
I’m sure you have heard the expression attributed to Benjamin Franklin:
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
It’s so true. Another way of looking at is if you don’t know where you are going how are you going to get there?
When I first started online I had no clear picture of where I was going. I just sort of bumbled along trying this and trying that not really getting anywhere fast.
I am shouting from the rooftops because I am on the 1st page of Google for my keyword “how to make money on the internet”. Whoohoo! It’s a very competitive keyword phrase too.
Alison Rothwell became an expert in SEO simply because she needed customers for her new online store. When she left her corporate job to set up an online business and no one was buying her products she was determined to find out why.
She resolved to learn all she could about internet marketing and search engine optimization and eventually got her site to the first page of Google for her keywords much to the dismay of others who had older and more established sites.
Other webmasters noticed her and asked for her help. Now she teaches others all about SEO. In this article Alison explains how to improve your Google Page Rank.
5 Killer Tips to Improve Your Google Page Rank
Improving your Google Page Rank will of course have a knock on effect to your position within the natural search results. But don’t make the mistake of concentrating solely on Page Rank. Improving Page Rank should be a part of a well organized SEO strategy. With that in mind here are 5 tips to help improve your Google Page Rank.
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.