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The short version for generating 'useful' backlinks Start a blog. Fill it with remarkable things. If you don't currently have remarkable things to fill it with, do or make something related worth talking about. The longer version You're right: for a lot of businesses, it's not easy to get links. If you can't get your customers to link to you, there ...


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Do everything you can to cross-promote them, but consider improving the experience for visitors by unifying the design, writing style, and intended audience across the network, even if the subject matter itself differs wildly. There are successful website networks that have no apparent connection between the sites they contain, and others linked by a common ...


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No amount of excuses can make stealing the content of others legal. While there is something as fair use, you cannot use an entire image or other media which is created by someone else and not licensed for your use. There are three common ways to obtain product images: Take your own photos. If you have access to the product this is easiest. You may even ...


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If the local community paper won't run your ads because they view you as a direct competitor then just move on to alternate forms of advertising such as: Create a Facebook Page promoting your site and purchase ads targeting your preferred demographic Post flyers on local bulletin boards (e.g. Markets, Post Office, Community Centers) Obtain a table or booth ...


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Well, this is the most important thing. You can blog all you want, but if you don't market and optimize your site appropriately, it'll all be for naught. I'll try to keep things direct, although brevity isn't my strong suit. Have a plan! Let's first take care of the search engine submissions. 1) Make a sitemap.xml and urllist.txt. Go to ...


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The best source of free traffic is search engines. People perform around two trillion searches on Google each year. Of the people that click on a result, 94% click on the organic listings and only 6% click on the ads. That means that there are more free clicks available than there are all of the paid clicks that you named combined. Search engine ...


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Basically you would link spamming Wikipedia which is very frowned upon. Wikipedia actually frowns upon having External Links sections in their pages and when they do exist they are limited to important directly related to the article (i.e. the company's home page, etc). Your site would not meet these standards and would be removed if they were added. I ...


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One often overlooked strategy for online shops would be to set up affiliate marketing. Go to the top 5 affiliate networks, set up your database and let blogs, niche sites and others link to your content naturally (whilst making a small commission on sales). That way you could get dozens, if not even thousands, of sites naturally linking to different shop ...


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Search Engine Journal - Facebook Group vs Facebook Fan Page. What's Better? has a table that lists key features and whether or not the particular platform supports the feature. The main advantage I see with Facebook Groups is that it may be easier to market a Group virally than Fan Page, as bulk invites can be sent on behalf of a Group. However, Fan ...


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Group: Users are 'members' Chat with group members (new) You control your group's privacy settings, and only members can add friends to the group. A topic meant to collect people who have the same interest and to discuss it. Forums Page: Users are 'fans' Anyone can like this. Arbitrary things (ie Toast, Lint, Pokemon) that people can 'like' Just a wall ...


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It sounds like what you are talking about is free advertisement. The whole reason that forums prohibit advertisement directly in the forum is that they have no control of what ad is posted where and if users know that the ad is actually an ad. If forums allowed people to post ads directly as questions and answers it would quickly corrode the value of the ...


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Since a social network targets users online, you should build a strong online presence for your new site: pitch big online magazines. If you manage to get covered by Mashable or Gigaom, you'll get your first users instantly. Search for the submit news form (http://mashable.com/submit/) or contact journalists directly via e-mail/Twitter/Google+, etc. ...


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Promoting a product of another company does not mean you do not require the rights to use their content. You will need to contact Acer and ask permission, unless within the terms of use of their website says that you can (Which I doubt). Sadly its not a matter of if your promoting a product or not, for example Video Trailers even though they are promoting a ...


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Stephen summed it up nicely but to add and depends on your Venture, Local Paid Directories are golden and regardless of their niche if they allow you to put Business Name and Address and Telephone these will help your local rankings dramatically. Local Directories can be Golden for Local Search Results So say for example if your business is in the ...


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It greatly depends on the quality of the directory. If the directory is indiscriminate about the quality of the sites that it includes and does not limit itself to a specific niche, I wouldn't want my link in that directory if they were paying me. If the directory has good coverage of your niche and seems to list all the major player without any obvious ...


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Assuming that your website is solving a problem ... a real problem faced by a community. Find this community, meet them in real life. Being a member of such a community goes a long way. Identify the influencers in this community. Talk to them and get their buy-in on how your site is awesome Start small and simply focus on influencers and the "geeks" in ...


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There is no legal requirement. However, it might be considered good ediquette if you do indicate Advertisement or Sponsored by to let your users know that this is leading to an external site and is not part of your site's content. Depending on how you present the ads in relationship to your content, some users may view non-disclosures as false advertising, ...


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Google specifically allows you to run separate sites that geographically target each country. As such, it doesn't really matter if they are all using the same nameservers. You are not violating any policies that you need to hide from Google. If possible, you should host each site in or near the country it is targeting. This isn't a strict requirement, but ...


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Copying content from one place to another with permission and proper attribution is called "Content Syndication". Content syndication is fine, you just have to hide the content from Googlebot or tell Google where the content came from with a link to the original source. Your Facebook page would link to your site. That is proper syndicated content ...


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Good Facebook marketing strategies should comply with the terms of use of Facebook. Marketing on Facebook is good but takes time to establish a user base from likes, shares, fans. A potential account that is at risk of closure is not a very good campaign. Facebook has and continues to close accounts based on false information and duplicate identity's. ...


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Clean up URLs; try to remove '?' and '&', for instance, from the address of any page you want crawled. Make sure that the words in the URL, the <title> tag, and <h*> all make sense and are related to each other and the page content. Don't put anything in javascript that you want crawled. Get signed up, and the site set up, for Google ...


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What should i be doing to make each page on the site to be uniquely indexable by search engines. Create individual unique pages create an XML sitemap submit to Google and Bing. Be sure your robots.txt isn't blocking access or that you've used noindex or nofollow meta tags You can manually add your meta tags it really doesn't matter how you create ...


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Create a website with appropriate landing pages, designed to market your application. Then the internet really is your oyster. Collate emails however you can, if you'd have had a large email list of recipients who might have found your application useful that would have been a nice kick start. Concentrate on SEO for the site featuring your web app. Create ...


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... presume the website in question that we want to optimize is 100% complete as far as on-page optimization goes - great content, perfect SEO-friendly HTML markup ... If your content is solid, you've eliminated any improper server responses or errors, the site passes Google's PageSpeed test with flying colors, and you are keeping on top of trending ...


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The big different that I noticed with fan page. Is that when you add a link or an image it will save in a section links or gallery in fan pages but in a group the link and image will appear in main page but will not have a section for the future. The best of groups is that all members can receive new posts in their emails. And the chat with everyone. And ...



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