Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Use Free Advertising Web Sites to Improve Your Page Rank

Use free advertising sites (like this one) to improve your site's page rank! When you have your link on another web site, it improves your page rank in search engines and when your page rank improves, your site will be listed higher for its search terms. For example, let's say you have a site about swimming lessons in Atlanta. You'll want your site to be listed on the first page (e.g. top ten) in the Google search engine when potential clients use Google and type "swimming lessons Atlanta". This means you should try to get your web site’s link on as many web sites as possible. Check your local newspaper’s site, free ad sites, forums where you can create a profile with a link, Free For All links pages and any other site that will allow you to post a free link!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Try the FireFox Browser

About two years ago ago, I was a little skeptical when I tried the FireFox browser, but now I don’t think I’ll ever use Internet Explorer again. FireFox has so many more options and free one-click plug-ins. You can put your IP address in your browser, see the weather report, monitor Google AdSense, see every site’s Alexa ranking, customize your browser’s theme and much more. I’m convinced that IE will have to make some serious changes in the coming years or FireFox will be the browser of choice. Plus, it’s a wise idea to see how 15% (and increasingly more) of web users are viewing your web site. Some of your page elements may need to be optimized to look right on FireFox.

Streaming Audio and Video

If you want to protect your audio or video files from being downloaded or if you want to give people a faster listening/viewing option when they want to hear or watch your files, you’ll want to stream your audio and video. There are many players and files that will do this for you. Search for an online tutorial like this and you'll be streaming audio and video in no time!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Post Your Ad Link Free

Every time you can get your web site’s link on another web site, it will help your internet traffic. Not only will you get more click through traffic, but your site’s page rank will improve as well. The search engine’s calculate your site’s popularity based on the number of web sites that link to it.

Recently, I created a web site where you can post an unlimited number of free advertisements! Click here for Post Your Ad Link Free . info! If you Google “post a free ad”, you will see many sites where you can do so. However, I recommend using an email address you don’t care about because most of them tend to spam you a little after you register and post your free ad.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Have you tried podcasting, yet? Podcasting is a big word for a very simple thing. Podcasting is nothing more than creating an .xml file that points to and describes your mp3 and/or html files! There are many tutorials on the internet, but here are a few of my podcast files. If you want, you can save one to your computer and simply replace the file info with your own.


Be sure to submit your podcast to iTunes and lots of other podcast repositories, so the whole world can follow you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Utilizing Alexa.com's Traffic Rankings

Know and analyze your site’s Alexa ranking. Alexa.com’s Traffic Rankings will tell you how your site’s popularity rates to the rest of the world’s web sites. It can be very valuable for many, obvious reasons! For instance, if you want to start an advertising venture, see how your site ranks before, during and after. Are you thinking about advertising on someone's web site? Make sure it's popular first by analyzing their Alexa Traffic Ranking.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Search Engine Submission

Use a submission program to submit your web site to hundreds of search engines and links pages at once! We’ve been doing this for a long time with our web pages and it works very well, not only for click through traffic, but also for search engine ranking.

Search engine submission software ranges from free to quite pricey. You can pay another company to do it or you can do it yourself. You can do it online or download software and use it on your computer. One of the best free online ones is Addme.com. The Global Positioning Submitter was an excellent program for purchase, but now it's only offered for free (and they only offer 100 different submission sites instead of 800).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Are Meta Tags Important?

Yes. Not only are meta tags important, but they must be optimized for each page. Your meta tags, which include your title, description and keywords, should all repeat the most important words on your page. If they do, search engines will rank your site higher by those words and your site will come up when people search for them.

The Importance of Your Web Site's Title Tag

When you design your web site, the first thing you want to do is optimize your title tag. Today, the most important code on your page is the title tag because search engines look at it first and foremost to rank your site. It should be no more than 70 characters, you shouldn't waste any words in it, and the words in it should also be found on your main page.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Purpose and Intent

Dear Readers,

I'm the author of Maximizing the Internet: 12 Keys to Success. Since the 90's, I've been creating and developing web pages. This blog exists to teach you how to make your sites more popular, how to better administer your sites and how to improve the look and function of your web sites. Many secrets are revealed in my book, but this blog will add to them and hopefully give you lots of great ideas, so your web site can reach your target audience better.

Jason Gastrich