Marketing Tips From The Tag And Ping School of Marketing

Tag and Ping, Google Analytics, Micro-Dissecting Logs, Visual PageRank…

What does all those topics have in common?

No, I haven’t gotten into the happy-pill jar, just in case
you’re wondering! What does all those topics have in common?
They are all marketing tactics or strategies I am presently
using to promote and propel my sites into the ever increasing,
all encompassing Internet stratosphere.

Let’s face it, there are countless marketing methods, tricks,
tips, strategies you can use to give your site an edge over the
competition. And yes, there are many marketing secrets left
to be told. More being born each day. Countless secrets most
of us will never discover, let alone understand.

But what you have to understand, each webmaster or marketer
employs a whole set of techniques to promote and propel their
sites. Each marketing system is different, each one can develop
into a complex creature slowly weaving its presence into the
fabric of the world wide web. Might sound a bit fantastic, but
it is nevertheless true.

Also know each website on the Internet has its own unique
linking structure, connections, keywords, traffic… its own
unique genetic link-code. Why should da Vinci have all the fun!

Each webmaster, whether they realize it or not, creates this
unique linking structure for each site they build. From day one,
when the first link is placed on their site — this complex
marketing structure is put into motion. What makes some sites
succeed, what makes them become successful automatic profit
generating machines… while others fail? That is the real
question. That is the only real secret you need to know.

Of course, a site’s content plays a major role, but even two
sites with more or less the same content will have two totally
different dynamic linking structures created. One may succeed,
the other fail.

So in this line of thinking, I thought I would tell you some
of the marketing strategies I use for my sites and also reveal
what I believe to be the underlying factor that is key to the
whole shebang. Tactics that will promote and propel your site
into the center of the world wide web. Are you Ready? Here goes:

Tag and Ping

A few years back, it was all blog and ping. This technique
really worked for a while. You wrote a keyword rich entry
into one of your blogs and then pinged this entry with one
of the many blogging directories or sites like MyYahoo to get
the information spidered and indexed. The search engines wised
up quickly and it no longer works as well.

Now, you will hear the magic words ‘Tag and Ping’ till you’re
sick of hearing them. This is a method I have been using for some
time. It’s basically the same thing, only you’re using the tag or
tagging system of such sites as Technorati to draw attention to your
tag or keyword.

It has a special application for keyword marketing and is very
effective for getting traffic and links to your keywords. One
simple way to use tags with Technorati:

(remove asterisks in actual code)

Or if your blogging software supports categories; this will
be recognized by Technorati as a tag.

Since this is a relatively new way of marketing your site,
expect it to work for a little while. Until the spammers get
in and ruin it, like they did to blog comments.

Google Analytics

This is a free program from Google that every webmaster should
be using. If you don’t use it — get it!

Google Analytics will give you priceless information about your
sites, your links, your visitors and your marketing. It will show
you which pages are working, which pages are not working. It will
tell you which pages holds your visitor’s attention, which pages
lead to your marketing goals/sales…in other words it will tell
you how effective your site is at getting the job done.

The more knowledge you have about your site, the more successful
it will be. A lot of times, being a success is finding/tracking
the one method or technique that works and repeating it again
and again on your other pages or sites. Google analytics will
help you find the successful techniques on your site. Then you
have to run with them.

Micro-Dissecting Logs

Another valuable source of information about your site is in
your daily logs. If you’re not dissecting or micro inspecting
your daily hosting logs, you’re not realizing the full potential
of your site. Your site’s logs holds the keys to your site’s
success, it holds the information that will make your site
profitable or more profitable.

It will give you information on your site, it will also give
you information on your site’s visitors. The real key to
Internet marketing is finding out what exactly your visitors
are looking for and then giving it to them. Find out the exact
keywords your visitors type into search engines, then supply
the answer or solution on your site. It is as simple as that
— give your visitors what they want.

Whether it is more information on ‘the nature of the universe’
or where they can purchase the cheapest laptop? Just supply the
answer to their question. Your daily logs will give you this
information, read them, dissect them and most of all use them
to give your visitors what they want. Make your content

Buying Links

This marketing technique has mixed reviews, many marketers use
it — many discourage it.

You have to be very careful when buying links, know exactly
what you’re buying and be wary of the search engines who may
look down upon this practice. Don’t buy any links from link
farms, or sites which have been banned from Google. Stay clear
of any black hat tricks or methods, play fair and you will
win in the long run.

To me, buying links is just another way of advertising your
site. If your site or online business is successful, naturally
you’re going to put some of your profits back into promoting
or advertising your site. One way to do this is through buying
links on high ranked pages/sites: PR5 or over.

I recently bought my first text link!

It’s something I rarely do, mainly because my article writing
produces many one-way links back to my site. However, there
was one site I just wanted to get a link from, and if it
means I have to pay $7 a month for the link, so be it.

Currently the page has a PR0! Why would I buy a link on a PR0
page — don’t worry, still haven’t gotten into that happy-pill
jar. Because it’s a very new popular page on a very popular
new site. The site is and it has an Alexa
ranking under 2000. The site is about a year old! The page
itself holds what I believe will be a very popular webmaster
tool that shows you visually all the PR rankings on any webpage
on the net. Visual PageRank.

In other words, just type in any url and it will show you
visually all the Google PR rankings for all the links on that
page, internal links and external links. Valuable information
any webmaster or marketer can use. Besides, that page has a
cool factor which in my opinion will propel it to a very high
PR ranking in the future. There are already a few pages on this
site with a PR6 ranking, but all those links have been sold.
Once this new page was created, I jumped at a chance to get a
link there on that site.

Other places to purchase links:

One more Marketing Technique

There is one more important marketing method that makes all
the above techniques pale in comparison. This simple technique
is article marketing. Write simple informative articles on
the subject of your site. Submit these keyword rich articles
to online article directories like and place
links back to your site in the resource box at the end of each

Article writing is one of the best methods to market your site,
you will be surprised at the effectiveness of this simple
marketing technique. Done correctly, it can be your most powerful
marketing tool.

Information Core.

Did you get the big picture? Did you get the underlying theme
running through all these Internet marketing techniques? The
common thread that holds everything together? What makes
them effective?

That common thread is Information.

Information runs the web. It is the center. Dispensing this
information is a complex system consisting of search engines,
directories, websites, blogs… you must entangle and entwine
your site as deeply as you can into this information process.

That’s why article writing is such an effective marketing tool,
it strikes at the center of this essential process. It places
your content and your site right in the middle of all this
exchange of information. The more relevant your content, the
closer you will get to the real action and the more popular
your site will become.

Remember, all these marketing techniques are not really
secrets, just effective ways you can promote and propel
your site or sites closer to the information core that
runs the web. The thread that binds everything together.
The closer you can get your site to this center, the better
it will flourish. The more you can entangle your site into
the whole mix…. search engines, directories, links to popular
sites… the more successful your site will become.

All these marketing techniques: tag and ping, article marketing,
buying links… will help place your site into this information
mix. Likewise, Google Analytics, micro-dissecting your logs, and
visual pagerank are all information gathering methods every
webmaster should use to make this journey easier and quicker.
Knowledge is the only real marketing tool you need.

So go ‘Tag and Ping’ all you like but realize it is just the
latest in a long line of marketing techniques you should be
using to promote and propel your site closer towards the one
common thread that really matters.


Titus Hoskins owns and runs numerous sites on the web. To receive more useful marketing tips and to discover the latest Marketing tools which will help promote and propel your own website into the Stratosphere! Visit his main site here: Internet Marketing Tools. Or sign up for his popular List Building ecourse here:Email List Building Copyright © 2006. This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.

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Let Your Website Be Indexed By Google Within 48 Hours

When I was a newbie, I submitted to many search engines to let my new website indexed by Google and other search engines. But it took a long time just to see my new website to be placed into their index (about 6 weeks or even more).

But now I know how to getting listed in Google in under 48 hours. I have proved it. So, what we can do then?
My suggestion is: Never use the Google Submission Form at the following URL !
You should NEVER USE this form or any other of the top search engine’s submission forms (Yahoo, MSN, Altavista, etc).

There are 2 main ways to get your website indexed by Google within 48 hours:

1. All you will need to do is write one article based on the topic of your website!

Once we have done this, we will visit many of the popular article directories on the web, and we will simply submit our article to those directories. Once they have added our article and link to their site, the search engines will visit their website, and then follow all the links on their site. One of those links will be a link to our site, then BOOM ! Our website is indexed by Google and other search engines.

Try to submit your article to other article directories to get more links. The more links you get, the quicker you will get indexed.

Here are some of the most popular article directories:

[], etc. You can add the list by typing “article directories” in Google search.

2. Try to get high Pagerank website to link to your website!

If you can manage to get 1 PR6 website to link to your website, you should be indexed by Google in under 3 days. If you can get 1 PR7 website to link to you, in most cases you will be in Google’s index in under 24 hours !

To persuade someone to add your link to their website, you must give them a good reason to do this. Try to contact sites that are highly related to yours and always think of a way that you can offer them something their visitors would benefit from if they add your link.

Another way is you can purchase links from high Pagerank websites. Here they are:

You can purchase their links but for only 1 month, not more. For example you purchase 1 PR7 link for 1 month. The next month you don’t need to renew anymore because you are already in Google’s index! By paying link of 1 PR7 website, you can be indexed by Google within 24 hours, with no work on your part.

All the best,

Miskandar Eko Sembodo (MES) is an IT Consultant and IT Project Manager for Business Solution Consulting firm. One of his websites about SEO techniques is He likes SEO Contests like ambatchdotcom seocontest

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Blogging and Commerce

The concept of advertising is perhaps as old as commerce itself. It has taken many forms, from word of mouth, to print media, to mass media, and now through the internet. The last of which has been getting the most attention because the internet allows the advertiser to find a target audience or a niche to present their products to. It lets them “show their wares” to a group of people more likely to respond positively to their ads simply because these people have already entered a website that they want to look at and they do not have a remote control to change the channel.

The most popular way to sell advertising space on the internet would be to go through a third party program, like Google’s AdSense or AdWords. These taken the place of banners, image or text advertising and links, and the ever-annoying pop-ups, though these still show up from time to time, and can still get favorable results.

The way AdWords works is through the distribution of advertising material throughout the Google network, which as everyone knows is a network that includes partners in just about every sector, search engine providers, website and website hosts, and blogs with related content. You will see these in web content that has words in different colors and when you click on them, they will bring you to another site.

AdSense is a more direct approach. You will actually be selling spaces on your blog to interested or related-site advertisers. For example when you blog about the game of golf, your advertisers will likely be selling golf accessories. The rates and contract period vary with factors such as popularity, location and personal preference coming into play. A limited search option for related advertisements is also helpful.

Outside of Google, there are third party sellers that will sell your advertising space for you like LinkAdage, that describe themselves as “link brokers”. LinkAdage focuses more on “page rank” (where your site will appear in a results page of a search engine), and not hits. They will sell your site link on that principle and they do not guarantee hits or visits to buyers.

These are merely viable options for you to sell your advertising space, because sometimes professionals are needed to do things that are not within your comfort zone, or when you have no idea where to start. Barring that impediment, you can always try to attract advertisers through your own effort by actively joining forums, soliciting or placing “advertise here” options on your blog.

Anna is a freelance copywriter [] for more than 5 years. She is knowledgeable in SEO, affiliate marketing and knows how important articles are in the world of internet marketing. If you want to contact her, please visit the website @ The Freelance Copywriters [].

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Make Money Online With a Starting Budget

This is a feasible strategy, take it at your own risk. Supposing that your budget amount on $1000. Though you’re going to work online and at home does not mean that all will be simpler than a general job outside the comfort of your house, except that you are the only one that will administer your work and will decide when, how and what to do.

Thing to decide first, if you want to built a site or a blog. Search engine tend to prefer blogs lately, but if you built and run a website regularly updated, with a news script for example, and this happens at the right moment to compete with blog’s system of posting (Cutenews – a good free news script), there will be no differences. OK, so after you have chose a site or a blog, there are some options: for a site you have mainly 2 ways: 1) built your template by yourself with an editor 2) using some free or professional web design already created, in this last case count at least -$50 of your budget, for a blog it’s easier, every blog script have lots of free skins to download.

To have total control of your web space you have to buy a domain, domain + hosting -$100 in average for 1 year.

With a Keyword suggestion tool find 5 or 6 keywords on the base of your site content, that will go in the meta tags of your index page meta keywords content. If your site’s theme is make money online, chose keywords searched but with less search engine competition. Example: the key “make money fast free” has 5.540.000 in Google, not extremely competitive, therefore a good choice; “how to make money” has 62.200.000, hard competitions; “make money real estate” has 10.500.000 results, low/medium competition; “ways to make money” 37.100.000 results, medium/high competition. Etc…

Now that you have a very good looking website start to write contents, news, opinions, and built a few pages on related topics to your domain. Okay, next step, start to introduce your brand new site to the major search engines, and one of the quickest way is submitting your site/blog to others, better if related topic, site/blog. And here comes in advantage the rest of the budget. Site like give the possibility to choose between various categories to pick up an auction (yeah, just like eBay) like this “10 PR 5’s only $70 per month. Over 1000 sites to pick from” and reduce almost to zero the risk of being scammed by the opinions leaved by other customers of that vendor you are interested in.

So, supposing that you bought the 10 PR 5’s only $70 per month. Over 1000 sites to pick from package and another one similar of $80 for example (before to buy, remember always to check your sponsors site’s popularity, PR, backlinks, to ponder on quality/price report) your budget came in help to afford -$70 plus -$80 = -$150 a month, or you can choose different combinations, it’s up to you. And for almost 5 months your back is covered. This just to start, then after you’re making money, because your site will gain popularity a lot faster than a free built strategy, make some counts and see what best suite your advertising campaign, if you want to keep on paying the same sponsor or change it.

Do not pass the $1000, upper sums of money are an hazard. Takes that one thousand bucks like an initial investment and use no more of them to stabilize a website. Now, when you buy a link on sites like or anywhere else, remember to use those specific keywords previously chosen. Some lines above I use these keywords for example:

-make money fast free
-make money real estate
-ways to make money

one of these have to became the name of the domain, the title of the home page and the anchor of most of the links bought, for example in the package “10 PR 5’s only $70 per month. Over 1000 sites to pick from”. This to make clear to Google spiders the topic of your site.

OK, and meanwhile that your site popularity reaches a valuable level you can add some ADS to start making money. Google AdSense, first, then came affiliation. If you have built a site about making money, you need to find services that promote how to make money online products, and affiliate to them. It’s the same for every other topics, sports, gaming, fat loss, software, etc.. Clickbank and Paydotcom are perfect to start. FREE account registration for both.

PR – Many webmasters said that it is not important anymore like some years ago. Not really true. Maybe it is not important in search engines index position, so a site can be in the first pages of Google even if its PR is lower than others sites that are some pages aback. But if a site have PR >3 (with 1000 visitors a month) and its owner asks for reciprocal exchange to a webmaster of a PR4 blog, for example, in the 90% of the case the alliance will be done. Instead, if a site owner with PR3 (and 1000 visitors a month) asks the same thing to the same webmaster above, in the 90% of the case the answer will never come. And is not over yet, if you’re a webmaster you already know the importance of PR outward of, the price of text links are based on page rank first of all. See the example “10 PR 5’s only $70 per month…”, obviously 10 PR 3 links don’t cost the same.

So, why the page rank is still important? For business, just business. I have already wrote about this, some time ago, anyway, buying links to increase your PR will give you the possibility to sell links in turn. Simple like water.

Last thing, when you’re thinking to buy a text link, check the outgoing links too. Another example to explain myself better: you want to buy an adverting text on that have PR 5, control the number of links pointing outside the site itself. has 300 links on the same page you’re willing to buy a link, 150 of that link point towards internal pages of… the other 150 are external, therefore the PR will be divided for all the 150 external links (we suppose that there is no “nofollow” tags). Less outgoing links better PR increase.

Make Money Online – MMB – Work at home blog with internet business programs, profitable opportunities, data entry system, and other useful tips to make money online.

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How to Buy Links to Increase Your Page Rank and Increase Traffic to Your Website

If you are wondering the best way to increase your website ranking you should definitely consider the old adage of purchasing links. Many of the top online businesses buy links that have resulted in thousands upon thousands of new visitors to their website.

There are two places that are highly recommended for buying links. First you can go to eBay. Then type in the word “page rank” and you’ll be able to see where you can buy links. However, make sure the sites you find are relevant to your site topic. You have to ensure that these sites are relevant enough to get you links.

Another popular place you can go to in order to buy incoming links is Linkadage. Linkadage has actually recently resulted in some really positive results for those using their service. LinkAdage now offers webmasters four ways to improve offsite optimization by increasing incoming links to their website with text link advertising. They do this through Linkadage Auctions, Brokerage, Link Exchange and Link Exchange Forum. This is a great way to increase your sties traffic and ranking in the search engines.

Some other ways you can increase your page rank and traffic with inbound links (links coming into your site) is through article submission sites. You can write articles on topics related to your website and then submit them to article sites like GoArticles or EzineArticles. These sites are highly ranked and would expose your articles to others who can use them because your article topics are also related to their website topic. These sites post your articles on their sites creating even more links entering your site. GoArticles and EzineArticles are free article submission sites (as most are), but you can find some that are paid. But these are free and can get your website a ton of traffic!

Another excellent method of increasing your websites traffic is with press release submission. Sites like PRWeb and PRNewWire are great places to start in order to give your website some added exposure.

To tell you a little more about these sites:

PRWeb is an online press release submission site that is the recognized leader in online news and press release distribution. They serve over 40,000 customers of all sizes worldwide. Now if that doesn’t say exposure, I don’t know what does.

PR Newswire on the other hand, is the global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators. The press releases submitted here go to the top news publications. They are definitely a must-use source for any business that has new information that needs to be announced to the world.

Although these methods may cost you money and time it may be well worth it for growing your business. Remember, it’s all about links. The more links you have the quicker you’ll grow your business. It’s really that simple. Take the time and invest some money and see the results in the long run. It’s well worth the effort!

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