Effective Ways To Build Twitter Strategies For Your Business

Twitter is a very large social network which is being used by over 130 million people. This is a wonder why it is so difficult to ignore the site. I have being questioned by so many people as to why there is no main strategy for tweeting effectively. But, to prove them wrong, I have decided to write this article because I believe that everything in life has a strategy to abide by and such is the only way to make and do it right.

Without these, giving out the content of your blog will be difficult because your visitors will not like the idea of you heaping content on them. That is not engaging at all.

To make it engaging, you must be sure to use these strategies that will be listed and explained to you shortly.
So, such strategies are as follows;

1. Tweeting by subject: this is a way of being engaging. Most publishers enjoy a certain percentage of engagement on a particular day, which is Saturday because they presume that this is the only time customers will have time to go through tweets and review the news of that week. To be honest with you, that idea is wrong because just a small percent of tweeting from publishers take place on Saturdays. Weekend tweets are mostly fashion related and this can get a high percentage than the others.
Do you really understand it? Let me explain further. Most publishers enjoy about 25% engagement with tweeters on Saturdays and the weekend brings about 30% engagement for fashion brands; but, only 12% of them are published at that particular period of time.

2. Using mixed forms: humm, speaking of mixed forms, I am talking of using two social networks that go hand in hand. Most visitors, or should I say, customers use diverse social networks that serve different purposes at different points in time. Using Buddy Media as an example, it uses both Twitter and Facebook for the communication of brands with each other at different times. The next tip is something that most publishers and visitors are used to and I am sure it makes sense.

3. Retweet: Tweets that are retweeted and linked get higher retweets that any unlinked tweet. If you don’t believe me, try it and see the truth in it; but to make it easy for you, you must be sure to include links that are of value in them.

4. Hashtags: what are hashtags, exactly? They are words or phrases that begin with a hash (#) and used within the message to identify keywords and also facilitate its search.

There are other steps to build twitter strategies and they must be understood to get a perfect result.

1. You must first of all describe the number of audience you want to target on twitter. For those who are not active, it is best you become one by performing researching. So, once the homework is done, plus the handling of targeted users, you’ll then be able to develop a persona that will represent your customers and the time spent on social sites. Good, right?

Before a goal can be scored, you must know what it is first before thinking of scoring it.

2. The next thing you must understand is the vitals that aid in the success of Twitter. Most times, experimenting with tweeter account works more because it is the easiest way to know what will get more followers and what I have observed that matters most is who you are connected with and this will determine the amount of tweets, spread of links, and also gaining of traffic.

3. Do you know where and when this fits in when it comes to online marketing? You know, I can read minds. Why I say this is because this is the question that is lingering in your minds now and I am sure more are to come. Anyway, in response to this, tweeter is a social networking tool which connects customers with diverse marketing partners. Knowing where it fits in will make it easier for you to monitor your online resources and also your marketing partners. Focusing on just being popular will make it difficult to reach your goals, or even plan them.

There are tactics that are good to be used regardless of everything and some of them are;

  • Having a target to achieve in mind. This can be done by researching users and also following them.
  • Another thing is to make the account created linked to something that is social such as Youtube, Facebook, and to mention a few.
  • The next thing is making an effort to link to high quality resources every day.
  • You can also schedule a Twitter event monthly and make it a part of you.
  • Find a way to answer the questions thrown to you by your followers.
  • Create a list of segment of the audience targeted.

4. Monitor your basis.

Wow! This has been one hell of a day. I am sure with these you will be able to understand that tweeting strategies are good for your business when they are done the right way.

 

About the guest author: Kenneth Ifeanyi is an Internet Marketer who focuses on sharing tested and proven ways to make money online through internet business mastery. Grab his free report on how to rank number 1 in google even after the panda and penguin update .

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Starting a New Blog? Avoid the Google Sandbox

Any blogger worth his or her salt has heard about the so called Sandbox by now, a cold wilderness in cyberspace where no one will ever find you, no matter which search engine they use.  But contrary to popular belief, the sandbox is not a permanent death sentence to your website or blog. It is more of a period of detention lasting a couple of weeks or… a couple of months. And even then, Google does not pull your site off the results pages. It merely pushes you to the bottom of the pile for a while as a polite reminder that it will not tolerate your plastic-looking backlinks. But I need them to boost my visibility and hence my revenue-generating potential, you protest. However, in the same vein Google wants to ensure it gives its users quality results whenever they make a search.

Difference between Being ‘Sandboxed’ and Being Delisted

There is a difference between your site being ‘sandboxed’ and it being delisted. A simple test can help you determine which of the two calamities has befallen your blog. Type your site’s full URL in Google and hit the search button. If something appears in the results page, you’re not too badly off, you’ve merely been pushed down the pecking order in the SERPs or search engine results pages. Should no links to your blog appear then you have cause for concern as Google could have delisted you entirely. This is probably due to Google detecting that you’re trying to hoodwink its mechanism into ranking you favourably by tinkering with keywords or backlinks. So if you’re in the habit of randomly stuffing in keywords like ‘diet secrets’ or ‘weight loss tips’ into your content to drive traffic, you could just end up achieving the exact opposite.  A site may be delisted also if it participates in paid back linking, in other words, if you get paid to be in a network of blogs that solely exist for offering backlinks.

Trying to Get Natural Links to Your Site

Now, say this with me, natural backlinks. This is the key to Google liking your site and keeping it out of cyber purgatory. Google’s search engine is continually being fine tuned to sniff pages for spammy backlinks. These are links that Google thinks are too many to have been generated in the short time your weight loss blog has been online. If all your backlinks originate from a particular source or few sources, Google will also doubt their legitimacy and dismiss them as garbage backlinks. So if you’ve been churning out backlinks using tools like XRumer thinking you’ve found a shortcut to traffic galore, you might want to reconsider your approach.

Avoid Over-Optimization

Also consider getting non-keyword anchor texts to your links. For example, recently I started optimizing a page where visitors can get the latest Nutrisystem coupons. At the start I over-optimized my anchor texts by constantly using anchor texts such as “Nutrisystem coupon”, or “Nutrisystem promotion code” or “Nutrisystem voucher”. This was not natural backlinking, because natural links include non-keywords anchor texts, such as “click here”, “more info” or “visit this page”, etc.

I actually implemented my learning for ranking another keyword mediafast coupon using some non-anchor keywords such as “click here”, “visit” etc and the results were great.

By now you’re probably feeling trapped between a rock and a hard place reading this. You want to monetize your blog, meaning you’ve got a number of ads on it that you want to make a commission out of, but it seems like Google is out to thwart your every attempt to direct visitors to your site. Well, if you know what Google requires of your content, you might be able to avoid delisting and sandboxing and instead top the SERPs. Here a few tips, don’t generate a gazillion backlinks overnight, don’t stuff your Meta tags and headlines with keywords. By looking at the Pagerank diversity, Google will be able to get a good idea of how natural they are. Build them up slowly over time instead and remember to keep the sources of the backlinks diverse.

 

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Online Logo Maker: a Review

Are you having trouble to create a logo for your website or blog?

Don’t worry, here is a guide to give you an idea on how to use Online Logo Maker with ease. You will soon have your very own logo, and completely free of charge.

Let’s dissect each part of the application for you to better understand how it works, starting from the very top.

The Main Menu:

The highlighted section of the Logo Maker is where you control the flow of objects used in your logo.

The first icon from the left lets you choose and add symbols to your logo (CTRL + I).

The second icon lets you create a text to place into your logo (CTR + T).

The third button lets you use your own images from your computer to add to your logo (CTR + U).

The last two buttons will allow you to save or download the logo you have created respectively.

Layers Panel:

This panel lets you keep track of the objects you have placed in your logo. From here you can select them with ease and edit them when you feel the need to.

The highlighted buttons are used if you need to edit, remove or clear the objects in the layers panel.

The Working Panel:

This is where you will be doing most of the editing process. From here you can select, drag and position the objects or text you are using on the logo maker.

Edit Menu:

This menu lets you undo or redo actions you have performed. You can also find the log in menu in here where you can log in or register, to save your work for future edition.

Properties – Position and Size:

Aside from dragging the objects in position, this menu lets you set the position and size of the selected object to a specified value. If you need a numerical value on the objects on the Logo Maker and not just estimates, this menu will be a useful tool.

Properties – Shadow:

This menu lets you add a shadow effect to the selected object,  you can edit the values of the shadow as well as the color using this tool.

Properties – Modify:

This menu lets you modify the selected object on the Logo Maker; you can move, rotate, resize and duplicate the object using this menu.

Properties – Text:

This menu lets you set some effects on the texts you have used in your Logo. This menu is only visible if a Text object is selected.

 

These are the main functions of Online Logo Maker, and the rest can be easily figured out with some practice.

Get Your Fans Working It Out

Well, if you have thought that you can get it all worked out by means of advertising, here it goes! Think twice, because if you were to run a usual ad in the television, you land up with pockets that weight more than $400,000 odd. This is definitely not the major chunk of SEO advertising and not applicable within the budget that is prescribed. On the contrary, how about an association that is friendlier and gets applicable to the brand the sooner it is exposed?

Nevertheless, at this juncture, it is apt to point out that fans are an ideal trick to the trade and help you gain quick recognition over time. Say for instance, you have a new restaurant in town that gives the best of the burgers and fries. So, you get to hire people and get working with it. Now, there is nothing big about it, because there are a few stops every now and then, and passer bys go ahead and peek in to check out what’s cooking. Ultimately, you land up putting up a sign and how effective is that, you aren’t quite sure about it. Let say that is the sign deals with a man and a red apron. Doesn’t that ring a bell? Yes. It is so because you have now represented the largest chain of chicken restaurants across the globe.

Now, if you can get the glitch of what I am explaining here, you are sure to understand what fan base is and how is it going to help you working out your SEO. The arsenal likes in identifying niche communities, understanding what your audience wants and then building the right sort of fan base to it. Take advantage of your fan base, build new fans, maintain existing fans and look out on the right mode of deploying your strategies.

Fans do not come with ease

You need to understand this saga that your fans pitch in, only when they find your profile suitable for them to associate with. Increase your fanbase with social networking modes such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and more. Nevertheless remember that your fanbase will not stand worth if people are unable to find them.

Keep writing

Writing is the trick to sustaining with fans. Remember, they want something new and interesting each day. The more you add up value to your community by posting, your fans are sure to come back for more.

Comment on your own posts, share posts from relevant communities and you are there beating the toughest of it all.

Get feedback

Solicit feedback from your community and improvise on what they seem to be okay with. Measure your levels of influence and popularity with tools that help you perform the task with ease. Set a standard for your own terms of measurement and work towards enhancing them.

Convince users from related communities and you can stack your fanbase by attracting users from similar community or so. If it is a blog that you own, ensure that you enable Tweets and pingbacks and sharing up posts for enhanced visibility and more.

Face the first 100 hours of your challenge and you are on your way to build a strong fanbase.

 

About the guest author: Smith is an enthusiast blogger and an internet marketing expert. He has been doing a lot of research post penguin update and has come out with a perfect Penguin Smasher Weapon.

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BetterInstaller by Somoto – Experienced Opinion

BetterInstaller is the latest product offering from Somoto. As the name implies, it claims to be able to help software developers monetize their software by facilitating the increase of installs and consequently revenues.

Somoto claim the following benefits from their BetterInstaller solution:

  • Simple to integrate ensuring the developer earns money from every download
  • Safe and secure as partners only include Tier 1 advertisers that are Adware, Spyware, Malware, and spam free
  • Access to Tier 1 advertisers
  • Customized campaigns that use information for each user gathered via their advanced logarithms that ensure revenue is maximized
  • Customized design capabilities
  • The ability to easily turn website visitors into members, control content, and differentiate between first time users and premium members with the BetterInstaller LightBox
  • Compatibility with all major browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome
  • Effective for Shareware, Freeware, and Open Source developers
  • Profit maximization

That’s a lot of claims to make for an installer platform, so let’s see whether those claims stack up.

Ease of integration: I found the BetterInstaller platform to be very easy to integrate with my software. The SDK provided NSIS and INNOSetup installers was very easy to follow and enabled me to also integrate the offer screen capabilities of the platform. I believe the offer screen is an excellent way to attract downloads and was pleased to be offered this functionality. Similarly, through the use of multi-thread CDN, my software was placed on the Amazon S3 cloud – downloads were faster and I had higher completion rates.

Safe and Secure: I have not had one complaint from anyone who downloaded my software that it contained anything other than the content they requested. That’s good enough for me! Apparently, BetterInstaller also offer ongoing checks and compliance against viruses and periodically check their technology against antivirus indicators so that they can immediately tackle any false positive or AV issues.

Tier 1 Advertiser Access: BetterInstaller saves you the hassle of having to chase up advertisers, and the right type of advertisers, and then create and maintain multiple advertising partnerships. I don’t have the time or desire to do this task – just let me write, and sell, my software. BetterInstaller claim to run more than 100 different premium Tier 1 advertising campaigns at any given time, and I have no reason to doubt them. It’s working for me, so why should I question them?

Customized Campaigns: By automatically checking and optimizing the best converting and highest paying offer and displaying it as a recommendation for users (user consent is required, of course), BetterInstaller maximizes downloads and revenue.

Customized Design: Because BetterInstaller uses HTML5, it was easy to customize the design to suit the look and feel of my software. Their standard design is actually very good but the ability to easily adapt it was a nice bonus.

BetterInstaller LightBox: The LightBox is a great little feature that simultaneously increases user engagement whilst giving you control over your content – very innovative!

Browser Compatibility: A required feature in today’s world but one that is provided and works as it should nonetheless.

Effective for Shareware etc.: I operate in both a Shareware and Open Source environment and BetterInstaller works for me. I have no reason to doubt it is effective for Freeware also.

Profit Maximization: Ultimately, other than the fun, challenge, and satisfaction of creating great software, this is what it’s all about. I don’t know which feature of BetterInstaller did the trick for me and I don’t really care. As the old saying goes, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”

In conclusion, since integrating Somoto BetterInstaller with my software offering, I had a noticeable uptick in downloads and consequently revenue and profit. Something that Somoto do not advertise as a benefit but perhaps they should is the customer support team – they were simply outstanding whenever I needed any assistance.

 

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Why is Posting on Forums an Important Process in SEO?

Whether it’s a start up or a reputed firm, the website is its face on the internet.  With tons of companies offering the same service, it’s a race to be at the top of search engine hits and this is where search engine optimization comes in. People have adopted a lot of strategies to optimize websites and one such thing is posting on forums.

A forum or a message board is a website that allows people with common interests to communicate, share ideas and resolve issues. Forums usually stick to a particular technology, brand or hobby and may sometimes be divided into sub-forums. A user is generally required to register before posting (either to start a new thread or to reply to a post). Some of the websites with the highest traffic are image boards (websites that allow image sharing) and discussion boards.

Although links on forums do not have a high credit, when done right, these places are perfect to drive traffic to your website. There has been a lot of debate among SEO professionals as to whether the practice of adding links on forums is ethical or not. But as far as I am concerned, if you are being a contributing member who adds value to the community, then it’s perfectly alright to add a link. On the other hand, if you attempt to spam and your only motive is to drop links, well then, god save you from the ban-hammer.

Nonetheless, you need to follow the rules of a particular forum. In general, if you follow these general forum etiquette, you can succeed in procuring backlinks for your website.

  • Follow the golden rule – treat others as you would want to be treated yourself.
  • Never start a flame war.
  • Do not troll and keep the discussions civilized.
  • Read the entire thread before posting a reply and avoid one word replies.
  • If you are planning to start a new thread, do not duplicate the thread and search if there are similar posts on the forum.
  • Spell out the words and use proper grammar as you would want people to understand what you are trying to convey.
  • Avoid net-speak as it would make you look like an uneducated dimwit.
  • If you are not posting original content, make sure you link the reference.
  • If you are going to post something, know what you are talking about. People generally don’t like pretentiousness and you are bound to be embarrassed.
  • Above all, however dumb or stupid a question may be, never ask a person to ‘Google’ it.

If you follow these simple steps, you will get along with the members well.

You can add a signature with a link to your websites and every time you post on a forum, you will have the link displayed below your post. If you resolve someone’s issue and your post has a link, there are chances that the person might click on it as a token of appreciation and it will direct traffic your way.

In short, if you are a contributing member in a forum, you can optimize your website through the comments you post.

 

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How to Save Money on SEO Strategies

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is one of the greatest marketing strategies we have today. Using SEO for your business would only be successful if it is properly implemented. So whether your business is small or big, SEO will surely work for you.

So why not give it a try? Some entrepreneurs and business operators are having second thoughts on SEO because of their budget. But here’s good news- SEO can be affordable!

To help you out, here are some ways on how to save money on SEO strategies:

1. Set your goals. Before anything else, make sure that you come up with a plan. Think of your company’s goals and what you aim to achieve with SEO. The first step to making SEO strategies work for your business is to set your goals. Your goals will set the direction of your business. SEO Key Performance Indicators will include brand mentions covering links, social networking sites, among others.

2. Use the right keywords. Another way you can save on SEO strategies is to make use of the right keywords. You need to understand the behavior of potential clients so that you can suit the keywords and tags to their specific needs. By targeting a group of clients or a niche, this will be easier for you to come up with the proper tags or keywords. This way, you can maximize your website’s visibility online and more people will be able to access your company’s website. You can also opt to use keyword research tools as well as competitive keyword research as methods to further maximize your site’s visibility.

3. Take advantage of social media. Another thing you can try is to make a social networking account for your company. For instance you can try out Facebook or YouTube to sell your product or service without spending much money. Social media participation will allow you to reach out to millions of customers so that you can gather feedback, suggestions, and even study customer needs and behavior so you can apply innovations to strengthen your business. With social media, you can also do a lot of strategies such as link building, joining discussion boards, and direct advertising.

4. Build your website. You can do more with SEO by building your own website. This way, you can package your company’s products and services and make it easily accessible to the public. You can successfully create a site when you produce good content material.

5.  Take advantage of guest posting.  In order for a site to rank well, it needs a lot of links, which can also be known as “link juice.”  One great way to get cost-free links is to guest post for other people.  The more you guest post, the more free and powerful links you can obtain.

You can utilize SEO without spending a lot of your budget. By following these strategies, you can take your business to the next level.

 

To find more information on financing, be sure to check out HowtoGetFinanced.com.

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Tips for Decreasing Your Site’s Bounce Rate

Once your blog or site is up and running, you need to optimize it and share it on social media channels so as to generate as much traffic as possible. However, you might find that though there are many people visiting your site or blog, very few are staying there for a long period. This is what is referred to as the bounce rate. A high bounce rate means that most of the people visiting a site or blog leave shortly after landing on the pages.

So what can you do to reduce the bounce rate on your site or blog?

  1. Create great content

This is something that is quite obvious, but still needs to be said. To retain your visitors, make sure every post on your blog and every page on your site has quality and helpful content. Check your pages and find out which of them has the highest bounce rate. Find ways of improving the content on such pages.

  1. Optimize pages with the proper keywords

Visitors usually look for specific keyword phrases. If you have a page that has a high bounce rate, you need to consider optimizing the content with the keywords which are appropriate for the needs of most visitors.

  1. Images and videos

It has been said that an image is worth a thousand words. Indeed, it is easier to get people’s attention using images rather than just plain text. Having images and videos on your pages can be a very powerful strategy for retaining visitors for a longer period. However, make sure the images and videos you use are relevant to the content of your page.

  1. Related links

Sharing related links is also a great strategy for keeping people on your site or blog. Such links help your visitors find other related posts or articles that they might be interested in. Make sure you include relevant links at the end of your posts or even within the text.

  1. Summary/teaser

If your blog post or article is lengthy, you could write a brief keyword-rich summary at the top of the page. This will give readers an idea of what to expect. Such a summary/teaser will grab the attention of visitors who land on your page and give them a reason to read further.

  1. Encourage discussion

This is another great strategy for convincing people to stick around your blog longer. At the end of your posts, encourage people to share their opinions, questions and experiences. This might give them a reason to spend more time on your page.

  1. Re-position the ads

Make sure the adverts appearing on your site or blog do not distract visitors from your content. If the first thing visitors see when they land on your page is ads and not content, they might be put off and leave immediately. It is therefore very important that you position your ads in a way that allows your content to be visible first before your ads.

So, what strategies do you use to retain visitors on your site or blog?

 

About the guest author: Charles Mburugu writes about topics such as social media and SEO. He is presently writing for web design library, as well as other blogs.

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Should You Buy Proxy Servers?

In the highly competitive and time sensitive online media world, some media professionals would definitely benefit from buying proxy servers to assist in their work.  Are you one of them?  Answer the questions below to find out.

  • Do you geotarget?
  • Do you QA ads, applications, or content in multiple locations?
  • Are you interested in expanding your activities to new geographies?
  • Do you need to know what your competitors are doing in other areas?
  • Would it help you to eliminate costly mistakes by continually monitoring your advertising activities worldwide?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should buy proxy servers!  Let’s explore why:

Geotargeting – if you geotarget your advertising, whether from an advertiser’s side, a publisher’s side, or any mediator in between, it is essential to have proxy server access to all locations you intend to target.  Without it, you are shooting in the dark for all areas besides your own, and doing so is both costly and dangerous.

QA and Testing – to be able to properly QA and test ads, application, and content geared toward audiences in other geographic markets, you must view and interact with your product like a local user does.  The only way to truly replicate the local experience is by buying proxy servers for the areas you wish to target.

Researching New Geos – to truly consider expanding your activities into new areas, you could rely on statistics provided by some third party, or you could rely on your proxy servers to get real first-hand experience of those territories.  See what local users see by virtually becoming a local user yourself.  Experience SERP listings, views display ads, and interact with applications just like your target audience does.  Statistics are nice, but when you are trying to appeal to real people, nothing beats the real experience.

Scoping Out Competitors – even if you know that your ranking and campaigns are better than your competitors’ on your home turf, they may not be this way everywhere.  And there is no reason to truly know what your competitors are doing in different market areas unless you either travel to each area and see for yourself, or save yourself the travel headaches by buying a proxy server in the area and virtually traveling there to see what is going on online without really being there.  You can check out what competitors show on their own sites or applications, how they advertise in different regions, and if prices and funnels differ between regions.  You can find new ideas, successful campaigns to duplicate, and opportunities for business partnerships that you would not have known about without a local proxy server.

Monitoring – once launched, campaigns, site and app content, and SEO activities seems to take on a life of their own.  It is important to keep monitoring your geotargeting because this is the only way to avoid costly mistakes, which can happen at any time – before the launch or after.

If any of these activities is important to the success of your business, you should invest and buy proxy servers today to maximize returns tomorrow.

 

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Google’s Penguin Update: Should You Remove Bad Backlinks?

That’s a million dollar question. Why? Because if you can build backlinks to your site from bad neighbors, so can your competitors on your name. This is called negative SEO. And if your competitors are building ugly backlinks pointing to your site, that may have a negative impact on your rankings. Google is trying to prevent others from hurting your site rankings and even states that on their Google Webmaster Tools, “Google works hard to prevent other webmasters from being able to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index.”, but they can’t be 100% accurate.

The Penguin update is targeting low quality backlinks more than any other major update from Google. So, theoretically, you now have to worry about two types of back links: the ones you built and the ones built organically. Hopefully you are going with a reputable SEO company so you don’t need to worry about the links you build. In the other case, we haven’t heard on any cases yet, but if a competitor is building junk back links, how do you go about it? Let’s see.

Find and Contact Webmasters

Since Google Penguin is just as swift as Panda in lowering penalties, don’t wait for an unnatural links warning before removing low-quality links.

Get the email addresses of the webmasters who can remove the links to your site. If the contact information isn’t provided, there are also free, online tools that you can use. One very good example is www.domaintools.com. You only need to enter the domain of the website and it will generate the names of the website’s registrant and administrator, their contact information, the domain provider and other affiliated links, website history, and even changes in its IP address.

Tools like this will solve problems of hiding webmasters, and for links generated for you by an outsourced team.

Proper Etiquette Is Expected

Although you have every right to feel as though you’re the on the losing end when a bad site links to yours, you cannot whine and bitch that they should remove the links because they’re dragging you down. Yes, that is indeed the reality, but business etiquette must still be observed. Besides, prior to the rampage of Penguin, you were surely happy and flattered that other websites are linking back to yours as a reference for their own readers and visitors.

Business etiquete

PRACTICE PROPER BUSINESS ETIQUETTE AND BEHAVE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL. IMAGE CREDIT

Contact the webmasters of the sites containing the links you want to have removed. Always keep a polite and respectful tone in your emails; after all, you are the one who’s sending a request. If your requests aren’t honored, you can contact them again through their social media accounts. Send a private message first since this is private business; however, if your polite requests are still being ignored, then you can be more vocal about your request through social media.

Don’t use vitriolic words though, since that could also give you a backlash. You’d appear unprofessional and be delegated among the ranks of “irate customers”, especially if the other webmaster responds in a perfectly calm and condescending manner. Your goal is to get their attention, not to embarrass them or be embarrassed by them.

Final Reminders

After cleaning up your current inventory of backlinks, shift your attention to incoming backlinks. The Penguin is likely to stay for the rest of time, so you should already set high standards for backlinks from now on.

See you at the top!

 

This is a guest post and the views of the author do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of this site. The author, Brian Nixon, is a professional search engine optimizer who writes for Pitstop Media Inc, a Canadian SEO company that provides organic SEO services to businesses across North America. For more information please visit pitstopmedia.com

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