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Smart Passive Income #280 – Sandbox Effect & SEO Crash

SEO Crash
SEO Crash

Last time Pat learned about the Google dance, now (September 2010) “he had to” discover the sandbox effect.

The sandbox effect describes the “unconfirmed” phenomenon of being penalized by search engines for bad SEO … e.g. link spam, buying back links, …

Pat wanted to speed up his ranking for the niche site duel, using a service which should enter his site into hundreds of web directories … he paid real money … his rank did not improve … now Pat thinks, Goggle does not like him any more 🙁

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Smart Passive Income #264 – Article Marketing – Where to Submit Your Articles

Where to Submit Your Articles
Where to Submit Your Articles

Pat – as well as a guest post – described already the power of article marketing – a way of pushing your page rank by writing content for other sites (heavily using back links).

This post tells what those mysterious other sites might be to produce best results. Pat links to an article from MasonWorld (now Late Night Internet Marketing) which might be a bit outdated (it’s from 2008). But he also provides his favorite choices:

… another alternative would be to use services to submit your articles to multiple (???all???) sites at once … which might contradict the service agreements of some of those sites?

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Smart Passive Income #149 – Result of the Google Page Rank Experiment

Remember Pat started an experiment trying to rank on top places for a specific google search.
He succeeded within one week making place #1.

He started with a blog post where he put the key phrase, in the title, the URL, the meta description and the first sentence of the post. He made the keywords bold everywhere in the content of the post. He embedded a YouTube video with the same title, using the same key phrase as anchor text and an image with the same title.

The tweeted and linked the post on Facebook (using the same key phrase).

He added bookmarks on Digg, StumbleUpon, and Delicious (again using the same key phrase in title and description) and used a browser plugin (SocialMarker) for a number of other bookmarking sites. (He also used those bookmarks for the YouTube video).

He submitted the video to five other video websites (again including back links and keywords).

He added additional articles (with new content) on eHow, eZineArticles, GoArticles, ArticleAlley, Squidoo and Hubpages linking back to the original article in multiple ways.

… and became #1 …

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Smart Passive Income #145 – Further SEO Optimization & The Experiment Begins

Pat names three ways (he thinks) search engines use to rank web sites:

  • The number of links to the page: More is better, Links from higher ranked pages are even better …
  • The activity of the page: Is it still alive or did the content change recently?
  • The relevancy of the page: Does the page match the search query?

Concerning the relevancy he provides more detail:

  • The relevancy of the domain and URL themselves
  • The title and headlines of the page (especially ones wrapped by header tags)
  • The consistency of the content (does the content contain only keywords without “real” text)
  • The relevancy of the back links (if their content matches the query)
  • The relevancy of the text of the back links (does the text of the actually link text match the query?)
  • The relevancy of the used media

For his SEO experiment addressing the items above he decides to:

  • Create a new post containing his keywords in the title.
  • Create a YouTube video containing his keywords in title, description and tags.
  • In the video ask a question to be answered via comments.
  • Bookmark blog and video on various bookmarking websites like Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious et al.
  • Post links to the blog and video on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter …
  • Later on write additional articles following the steps above and in addition link to the previous articles and videos.

… let’s see what happens …

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