SitePromotion Law: To new Sites, Salesmen come First

One of Murphy laws says that if you promote a website, the first to come will be the salesmen that try to sell you Website promotion tools.

My websites are mostly about SEO and Site Promotion, and they collect many inquiries from companies that sell exactly the same services, offering me to transfer my clients to them. Sites from clients receive all the time inquiries from suppliers, providers, web hosting and web promotion companies.
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Good WordPress rankings

WordPress is an interesting platform for ranking articles in Google, because all postings are identical in several structural aspects. There are several plugins in WordPress that add positive factors for SEO purposes.

So far we achieved good rankings with some of our older blogs: DomainGrower and PromotordeSitios (this one in Spanish). However, some postings are very well ranked and others not at all. Why is that? It would be nice to know. And it would be excellent to have a formula for consistent good rankings in WordPress. Continue reading “Good WordPress rankings”

Viral Marketing Campaigns

Viral marketing depends on a high pass-along rate from receiver to amplifier. If a high percentage of recipients forward something to a large number of friends, the overall growth quickly increases. If the pass-along figures get too low, the overall growth quickly diminishes.

Main features of the viral marketing actions:

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Sell software online

Steps for Selling Software online

Selling software is an activity that quite obviously, needs to be done online. There are significant advantages of being able to do all these steps in a few minutes: find a useful software product, learn about it, download it, install it, test it, and reach for the credit card to buy it.
Paradoxically, many software programmers are unaware of the huge resources for selling software online, and do not even have a web site. Or they have a nice one, with plenty of Flash animations, and no elements for web ranking.

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Results of the Antolinez Family Experiment

In only 10 days I got results for the experiment that tried to detect Goog penalization. It turned out that 2 domains are penalized with a -20 fall.

The other result refers to the extent of indexation. It seems that penalized sites receive only superficial indexation. For instance, if a site is well indexed, all the word strings will be indexed, and searching for phrases within quotes will find them. If the site is badly indexed due to penalization, only individual words will be indexed, and the strings will not be detected. Interesting…

The other result is that penalization covers all subjects, even those unrelated to the main one. For instance, a domain penalized for duplicate content will be penalized for content that has nothing to do with the abused content.

However, I am not making a difference between penalization types, which probably exists. In the next test I will include one domain that was penalized for duplicates and other penalized for linking to bad neighbourhood. Let’s see if the penalizations are similar.

I am now working on a new experiment (3rd of my controlled series) using more domains, mixing penalized with healthy domains.  

On the other hand, I am analyzing the directories I use for submission with reciprocal link exchange. It seems that some of them are considered bad neighbours, maybe because they include black hat sites, or they sell links, or whatever. My analysis includes only existing factors, because I am not free to upload test pages to them.

There are a few factors that warn you against bad directories: bad ranking in Google while searching for their own Home Page Title or Description, as compared with Yahoo or MSN. Also, few indexed incoming links, and other parameters. We are trying to establish the most reliable of those parameters.

For all the Penalization Detection experiments we need to focus on keywords that have 10-200 results. Less, is not enough to detect a fall in rankings. More, are difficult to detect and count.

We plan to offer a Standard Penalization Detection service (exact value), and a Penalization Diagnosis which will try to find an explanation for the issue. In most cases we detect bad linking, code problems or duplicate contents that explained the problem and could be corrected. 

DVT Modular System

We are representatives in Argentina of the DVT Module technology by Magely USA.

It’s revolutionary for the culmination of data that we use to adjust your presence online. The data is accurate, up-to-date, and delivers today’s answers.  Information about your niche, competition, desired market placement, brand is gained and manually applied. The result is then used to create an optimized module for your site.

Generally it takes weeks to gather the needed data which is not always correct and accurate when using other online ranking specialists and developers. Making use of the DVT system ensures accuracy, and it’s done in a fraction of the time.

Through many years of technical consultations amongst search engine specialists, individual private contacts (established with the major search engine companies), as well as web site designers that adhere to W3C standards, the collection module was developed.
The data we now have come to understand as a melee of confusing service choices and techniques can now be focused, streamlined and targeted for each client’s requirements. The DVT Module is a proprietary server based collection of data mining engines. It constantly collects, deciphers, and packages only the most pertinent and relevant information in the field of search engine ranking, key word marketing, web site aesthetics and compliant coding. The results are then used by our professional staff and manually applied to your website.

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Integral Domain Development Service

We are launching an integral service for Domain Development. It is a standard Web Design and Web Promotion campaign, including:

  • Domain
  • Hosting
  • Design
  • Optimized WordPress blog with all the SEO plugins
  • 20 weekly postings with original content (synonymized by me, from the web)
  • Submission to search engines and directories
  • Guarranteed Top Ten position for some (uncommon) keyword or money back

You will see it advertised as:

INVEST IN VIRTUAL REAL ESTATE, THE 2008 GOLD RUSHSECURE A TOP RANKING IN THE SEARCH ENGINES

DOMAINS ARE MORE VALUABLE AS THEY ARE LONGER ALIVE

It can be used for:

  • Personal Marketing –> get a blog to promote yourself as an employee, consultant, politician or whatever.
  • Idea Marketing
  • Regional Real Estate Marketing –> for Real Estate companies that already have an institutional website, but desire to strengthen their position in a specific region.
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Individual Product Marketing –> for large companies that already have an institutional website, but desire to build traffic on a single product.
  • Niche Marketing

By the way, look in Google for Domain Development Service , and this DomainGrower.com site is 1st among 12,400,000.

Prices can divided into 3 ranges:

  • Standard 300-400 U$D
  • Intense 600-800
  • Full Effort 1900-2500

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Life imitates Digg

Ideas have a complex, little-known dynamics. As humans do, they are born, grow, reproduce and die. In the struggle to survive they fiercely fight other ideas. Being slim, original, useful and fertile are good attributes for them, while complexity, similarity to others and poor expression are forces that keep ideas in the obscurity.

We idea-marketers are in charge of dressing-up ideas and send them thru the appropriate channels into the battlefield. Digg.com is one of the preferred channels, because of the wide exposure for winners. In addition to sending my fighters to Digg, I optimize them for Google and Yahoo. In the Web business that activity is known as SEO, search engine optimizing. To advance the comparison, getting a good position in the search engines is like a long tournament between 2 knights, where horse, armour and other weaponry play a heavy role. Digg is  more like box: only pure idea strength leads to victory, in no more than one hour.

Speed is critical in our times. Today, the 100 Year War would be a 100 Minute War.  A Digg posting titled “Let’s Declare War on Britain (or France, or Iran)”, will soon get a couple of diggs with several buries, and that would be the end of it. A huge bullet saving.

It happens that many ideas in Real Life, as in Digg, are faced more often with indifference than with opposition. If my boxer is good but unknown, he will probably never reach Madison Square Garden. On the other hand, a John Doe pushed by Don King will get immediate exposure.

Digg has the “celebrity effect” built into his algorithm, privileging the known, successful coaches. Once you are famous, you blow your nose and you are in the news. If you are a Top Digger, your crap will always be noticed. It is a combination of good diggs and buries, good submissions and good friends, what gets Digg fame. As any politician knows, if you vote for the proper guys, and against the bad ones, and you have many powerful friends, you get to the top. Again, life follows Digg…

Do box promoters ever fix matches? Do actresses ever sleep with a producer to get a role? Quite likely.

Do Web Promotion agencies ever force a Digg story to the top, using Black Hat techniques? Also true.

Black Hat, in SEO terms, means doing what the search engines, or Digg, do not want you to do…

In both lives, virtual and real, those with a decent budget and a good manager have an edge against the immense competition.

Winners of the Innovar Contest 2007

I wrote an article about the winners of the Innovation contest in Argentina, with images and a brief description of each invention.

http://www.domaingrower.com/innovar-contest.htm

Since it was full with the photos I preferred to publish it as a separate page, with tables, in this website.

I also submitted the article to Digg.com, to see if an original article with quality contents (not mine) could climb to a decent ranking in Digg.

The poor results confirm that you need a little “push” from paid voters in order to get decent exposure in such a croweded unspecific social network.