Contrary to popular belief, link building is still an important part of SEO. Google’s Hummingbird update may have changed the emphasis of the search algorithm from link volume and keywords to quality content and being an “authority” on a subject, but it is still important to have high quality links. If you don’t want the success of your website to be tied to how much you are willing to spend on paid search and PPC marketing, then you will need to have incoming links from high quality websites that are related to your niche. These link building strategies will help you to acquire the kinds of links that Google loves.
Find Quality Sources
Don’t waste your time on low quality links from generic web directories or article marketing sites. Focus on high quality blogs, news sites and businesses within your niche. You can find high quality sources by using tools such as the Affilotools Link Finder (http://www.affilorama.com/tools). Simply enter your chosen keywords, tick the kind of link you’re interested in building, and click find links. You will be presented with a list of potential blogs and websites to target with your link building efforts.
Spend a Few Minutes On Link Building Each Day
Google will view your website with suspicion if you suddenly end up with hundreds of new incoming links. It is much better from an SEO point of view (and for your organic traffic, for that matter), if you bring in links at a slow, steady pace. [click to continue…]
One of the biggest IT revolutions in recent times is the introduction of cloud computing. Thousands of firms globally have jumped on the cloud computing bandwagon, to take advantage of the benefits to be gained from relying on programs and sites on the internet to fulfil many business functions. But does this come at a cost? As cyber criminals turn their fraudulent activities towards the cloud, is it a risky business to be getting involved in?
Why is cloud computing an easy target?
Cyber criminals are pretty canny. They like to follow the latest trends and demands of what people are doing or using in order to exploit criminal activity. As more and more businesses store data on the cloud, and use the cloud for many daily functions, cyber criminals are turning their attention to exploiting opportunities that could result in attacks and fraudulent activity. [click to continue…]
Whether you need a forum through which to voice your thoughts, feelings and opinions, are setting up a platform from which to promote your new band or if your business requires a revamped online ‘presence’, at some point all of us will probably need our own websites. Jumping feet first into the world of web design can be undeniably daunting though, what with all the options available and all the jargon thrown at us (HTML, PHP, HTTP, etc. etc.). So we’re here to offer a jargon free, idiot proof guide that first time web designers can hopefully use to help them navigate through these confusing waters.
What do I want my site to be?
If you envision it to simply be a blog where you can vent your passions and frustrations into the great, passionate void of the internet, there are a raft of free to use blog hosting sites that include their own feature sets. For most of us though, the generic blog template doesn’t offer enough flexibility and is simply too boring. If you want your website to be more than a few lines of text and the occasional amusing jpeg, your options are either to go the DIY route or hire a professional web designer. Which you choose will depend on just how ‘professional’ you want your site to come across as. [click to continue…]