Adsenses News – 20 Mar

Google AdsenseCris Crum has written another WebProNews article on how you can “View Landing Pages From AdSense Ad Review Center”.

Google announced a new feature for the AdSense ad review center, which lets you check landing pages for ads from within your account. This builds on a recent announcement, which let you search for ads by images.

See the article at here

The “Inside Adense Team” has also written about viewling Landing pages, on their blog at adsense.blogspot.com

To try this new feature, simply log in to your AdSense account and navigate to the “Allow and block ads” tab. As you review individual ads in the
Ad review center, hover over an ad and a small magnifying glass will appear in the bottom right …

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Don’t Loose Your Affiliate Commission! – Hide Your Affiliate Links.

stop.. don't loose outPutting affiliate links in email messages is a great way to monetize your list. But if you are not careful it can have unforeseen consequences.

1. Some of the mail servers are starting to figure out the affiliate links (like Google did a few years ago with Adwords) and according to some reports is starting to use them as trigger words in marking email messages as spam. In other words your email message won’t get through!!

2. The second, and much more important issue is the result of ..

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My Number 1 Way of Getting Links to A Website

number-oneGetting links to your website is essential in getting a good Search Engine listing position.

So here are my fastest and quickest way of getting getting quality links pointing back to mywebsite.

Placing a value added comment on someone elses blog, that contains a links back to your site is an excellent way to get links.

Simply using Google and search for your main keyword . Let say you have a site about dog training so use the following goolge search :

“dog training” comment

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The Quick and Easy way to Get the Search Engines to your New Website

running-manThere is nothing more frustrating than waiting for the search engines to find and then index your latest website. But what if there was a quick and easy way to let the search engines know that you have a new website up and running..

This technique works so well that I have had GoogleBot (Google’s own spider) hit a newly developed website with 2-1/2 minutes of launching the site..

Not bad hey!!

The technique is very simple, and all we are doing is borrowing a technique that bloggers use every day, except its all automated for them so they don’t even think about it..

It called “pinging”

To do it for a static website simply go to :

www.PinGoat.com (funny name, great FREE tool)

Then at the onscreen form, simply type in your websites name, and full URL (remember to include the “http” bit) and then hit the submit button.

PinGoat.com will then “ping” dozens of other ping servers all for you. The search engines index these ping servers hunderds, if not 1000′s of times a day, looking for new blog posts.

So once your “pings” go out, within a few minutes one or more of the major search engine bots is visiting your website.

Of course, juts because a search engine visits your website it doesn’t imply that the your site will start to appear in their listing. This is a seperate process that can take either days or up to a week before your site is found in the search engines.

At least you now know how to get the search engines to your new website quickly and easily.

Of course, like all FREE search engine optimization tools, please don’t abuse this and try to ping every couple of seconds or minutes. This won’t make them come any quicker and you are likley to get your IP address banned form the ping servers. So use this amazing FREE service responsibly and properly.

Another ping server worth visiting is :

www.PingOMatic.com

To find other just search Google, or you can post your favorite list here as a comment.

 

Finding Good Quality Images For Your Website

To really make your website stand out and demand attention its needs to have some graphics on it.

I not talking about that horrible , stupid pop-ups that claim “You are the 1 millionth visitor today and so you have won a prize” but I am talking about the need to place quality, to target images that emphasis what the text is saying.

One place that I regular visit to find high-quality images (that are FREE to use) is Stock.xchng.

As long as you comply by the authors requirements for using their photos you can safely use them on your website.

Of course they don’t have images for every single topic, but at least it will give you a start to getting quality graphics onto your website.

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How to Create a Custom 404 Error Page

404Just about every web surfer has encountered the dreaded 404 page not found error message.
The generic error page is horrible to look at and it does not encourage web visitors to explore more of your site.

Imagine being able to setup a custom error message page that looked good, told the visitor what had gone wrong and then suggested some alternative links to other locations on your site, such as the home page, site-map or even a search page.

If the visitor wanted to, they could then visit other parts of your site.

It is very easy to setup a custom 404 error page (The 404 error is the error number returned when a page or directory is not found on your site).

The easiest way to redirect visitors that encounter a 404 is to either send them to your sites home page or to your site-map page

We do this by placing a one line of code in your websites .htaccess file

ErrorDocument 404 /sitemap.html

This would redirect all 404 error messages to the sitemap page.

The path to the page you want to display, must already exist on your web server, otherwise the web server will tie itself up in a never ending loop.
The full path to the error page must be specified and it must be relative to the root path of that account (remember, placing a / at the front of a file name or directory specifies that it’s relative to the root directory).

To make a custom error page, simply create a page using your favorite webpage editor such as MS FrontPage or DreamWeaver. The page can contain anything you wish, such as images, links etc. Save the file as something easy to remember (such as 404errors.html)

I would then suggest you make a directory directly off your /public_html/ folder and call it “error” and place your error files in here.

This would now mean that your .htaccess command line would now look like:
ErrorDocument 404 /error/404errors.html

Now whenever a 404 error was generated on your site, your custom error page will be displayed, and keep your web visitors happy.

In the upcoming article, I will expand on this idea, and show you how to you can receive an email notification that a 404 error has occurred on your site. It will tell you what caused the error, and the offending page. Allowing you to try and fix all broken links leading to your site

Linking Is The Secret Behind Good Search Engine Optimization

The Internet is a network of isolated websites joined together by links.
If no other site ever linked to your site, no one would ever know that the site ever existed.

So links are the “glue” that binds websites together.
Obviously though not all links are of equal. A genuine interesting link found in the text of a high profile web page, will bring in more traffic than a link situated on an page totally unrelated to its topic.
This is the very important rule that most junior Webmaster forget. Web visitors are more likely to follow a link if it’s related by topic. Continue reading

7 Different Ways To Get Links To Your Website

By Bruce Hearder

To get recognised and listed in the search engines your website needs to have links from other sites pointing to your site.

The more incoming links your site has the better the site will perform in the Search engine listing.
You can think of each link that points to a site as a vote cast for that site. The site with the most number of votes, and hence the most popular, succeed in the listing. So it is essential that you try and get as many links pointing to your site as possible.

1. One way & Recipricol Links
Imagine that I find a great website that I think the readers of my website would really benefit from. I then make a link pointing to this site saying something like, “Hey check out this great site all about model aeroplanes”.
This is defined as a 1-way link. There is no link on the other site poimnting back to my site.

Recipricol links on the other hand are setup in the manner of :
“I’ll give you a link if you give me a link”

Search eangines naturally treat one-way links as having a much higher value than recipricol links, but it is far easier to get recipricol links than 1-way links.

One of the more common methods that people have used for years to get recipricol links is to use the following methodology:
- Find the top 100-200 sites in the search engines that are related to your website’s topic.
- Look through the website and note down any contact details they might have. If there is none, then go to whois.sc and do a lookup on the domain. This will give your the registrant name and email address.
- Send each website owner an email saying what you liked about their website, and you have given them a link on your website, and you would appreciate it if they could link back to you.
Don’t expect a great response rate. A lot depends on how you word the email you send out, but 1-5% response rate is generally regarded as acceptable. I have heard stories of people gettin response rates of 20-30%, but these are exceptional cases.

2. Links in blogs.

Naturally if you have any blogs of your own, make post in them containing a link to the site you wish to promote.
Don’t make every post you have point only to one site. Search engines are intelliegnt enough to know that this is nothing more than “spam linking” and treat these links as having almost zero value.

But post that contain valuable information and contain only a few refrences to your new site are well worth while.
Don’t confine your blog post to only your blogs! If you can make blog posts on other people’s blogs then do that as well.
Failing that, comments attached to other people’s blogs are also a great source of incoming 1-way links. Admittedly this techniques has been heavy exploited by “link spammers” in the past year or so is loosing some of its effectiveness.

3. Link Directories

Link directories are basically websites that list other sites grouped together into categories. The site gives you a 1-way link.
Some of these link directories have very high PageRank (a PR 9 in the case of DMOZ.org), and so are very important links to have pointing to your site.

Admittedly not all link directories do the “right thing” by having the link on thier site point directly to yoyur site. instead they redirect the link via some internal code, so the search engines don’t count the link as a 1-way link to your site.

You can find a list of search engine “friendly” directories at

http://www.online-money101.com/list-of-directories.html

Currently the list holds about over 200 sites that could give you a 1-way link that have a pagerank of 1 and above.

It would take almost forever to manually submit your site to each of these link directories, so I strongly suggest you use a program like www.directorylinksubmitter.com
This will allow you to submit your site to nearly 400 directories. Its so easy a 10 year could do it..

4. Forum Postings

This is an very under-utilised method of getting 1-way links to your sites.
Simply find some forums that are on the same topic your website. Join these forums and start answering user questions, if you know the answers are simply start asking some intelligent questions.
But before you do this, make sure you edit your forum’s signature so that it includes a link to your newly created site.
Then every time you make a post to the forum, it will show as a link to your site.
Search engines *love* forums almost as much as they love blogs.
This is becuase forums are focused and full of user generated content.

5.RSS Feeds

An RSS feed is simply a XML formatted file that contains headlines or snippets of news of what is new at your website.
You simply submit your RSS feed to RSS directories (find a list of over 40 RSS directories at http://www.online-money101.com/wp/15/rss-directories/)
Other people find your RSS feed, and will then display it on their website. This gives you a 1-way link back to your website.

6. Articles

Writing article and submitting them to article directories site is a very powerful way to get links back to your site.
It seems like every webmaster these days is chasing fresh content for their websites and are always on the look out for articles that would be of interest to their readers.
Simply write an article say, 300-500 words in length. Include a resource box at the bottom that contains a few lines describing your site and a link back to your site.
I like to submit my articles to EzineArticles.com, GoArticle.com and ArticleCity.com

There is software available that can submit your article automatically to dozens of article directories.
Well worth checking into these software packages.

7. Last, but not least. You can actually submit your newly created website to the searcdh engines themselves.
For Google, go to http://www.google.com/addurl.htm
For Yahoo, go to http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request
For MSN go to http://search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx?FORM=SUNO

There are so many different ways to get links to your sites. Just choose some of the topics listed above and start linking..

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Bruce Hearder owns and run http://www.WebsiteSecrets101.com

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