How To Make Money Online With Facebook

Facebook as we all know is the most populous and largest social network. In fact, if Facebook is considered to be a country, it would be the third largest country after China and India as at the time of publishing this article. Therefore, can you imagine the potentials Facebook has got for you and how you can make money from Facebook?

There are lots of opportunities out there on how to make money using Facebook only that people are not yet prone or would I rather say have not discovered this secret. I will guide you using this article on how to make money on Facebook, I might not necessarily teach you a number of steps to make money using this social network, but I will give you guidelines that would open your minds to the numerous ideas to make money online with your Facebook account.

make-money-online-using-facebook How To Make Money Online With Facebook

Making Money Online On Facebook

This is for those who are quite active on Facebook and have made lots of friends already, it won’t be difficult to make some extra bucks using Facebook if you fall into this category.

Ways To Make Money Using Facebook

1. Find An Affiliate Program To Promote

There are lots of programs out there that would pay you for referring people to buy their products. Search for such programs, make sure their products are items that can be easily purchased by your Facebook friends, then register an account with them. You would be given a custom affiliate link which you have to promote.

Now promote this link to your Facebook friends telling them how wonderful the product is, if you end up getting some of your friends into buying the product, the affiliate program pays you a certain percentage of the overall sales you made. This is a cool way I make money on Facebook with. One example of such a program is the Amazon Affiliate Program.

2. Make Money Selling Your E-Book

Everyone out there wants to get informed, and if you are a good writer, you can tap into this cool aspect and make your money on Facebook. Try finding solutions to problems you think bother people, write a guide to solve it in form of an eBook, then create a sales page for it, (You can use blogger if you do not want to spend much money on hosting). Then promote your eBook on Facebook to your friends. If the title is appealing, you would get reasonable attention to your E-book.

You can give out some copies free to some authorities in that and ask for their reviews, place their reviews and name s on your sales page, this is a nice way to convincing people into buying your Ebook and it works for me. I make money selling eBooks on my Facebook page.

The above mentioned ways are a few ways to make money on Facebook as I promised to teach you, now I guess you understand the whole concept of making money using your Facebook account. All you have to do is sale something to your friends, something you know would really interest them.

You can come up with amazing ideas of what and how to make money on Facebook. Think out of the box and you’ll be shocked at the fortune you can make. See you at the top as you make money online on Facebook.

Building a Search Engine Friendly website

Building a Search Engine Friendly website

When it comes to building a website for your business there are many key factors you need to plan for first before developing your structure of the web site, including functionality, overall design, and branding of the website, ease of use, loading time of the website, and much more. But the one thing many novices and even professional website designers fail on is the most critical aspect – search engine optimization. For those not familiar with search engine optimization (or ‘SEO’ for short), this is the part of your website that helps your site show up on the search engines when people type in either your business name, your products, services, etc, and in my views probably the most important aspect of any website, especially if you rely on your online presence to promote your business.

My own business, Division, attracts around 85% of new business through the website. Forget Yellow Pages, forget PPC (Pay-Per-Click) marketing. Search Engine Optimization is king!

So if you’re planning on developing a new website either yourself or with a web design company, here are a few things you need to look at to create a search engine friendly website that will help your website to the top of the search engines:

Starting with a Good Domain name:
Having the right domain name can play a big part in the success of your listing on the search engines. For instance, if you were selling Gifts for women and targeting Australian women, then the domain name ‘womensgifts.com.au’ would most likely get you to the top spot on the search engines with a little additional keywording added to the website. The name is a good length, easy to remember and it has two of the most popular searched key phrases – ‘women’ and ‘gifts’. Simple!

Friendly-website Building a Search Engine Friendly website

But what if your business name is long, such as ‘Stephens & Jones Lawyers’. Obviously ‘Stephensandjoneslawyers.com.au’ or even ‘stephensandjones.com.au’ is a mouthful and way too long for any relevance. Now some would go down the path of ‘sjl.com.au’ which is ok, but then there are no keywords in the name, making it difficult for the search engines. So probably the best choice would be ‘sjlawers.com.au’ or even ‘australianlawyers.com.au’ if you are attracting the entire Australian market place. That way if someone searches for ‘australian lawyers’ you should get top listing!

To search for available domain names visit http://devision.domainnameshop.com.au and you can search just about every combination available.

Review Your Competitors:
Before planning your own website it is a good plan to know your competition and see what they are doing to get to the top spot of the search engines. There are a few great software packages available that provide all the information on your competitors, including their keyword relevance, who they are linked to, who is linked to them, where they rank on all search engines globally and even the number of visitors they are attracting. If you want to bump them off their search engine perch, this is the place to start! My favorite software package is WebCEO. This easy to use package is designed for both the amateur or professional and not only does all of the above, but will also help you fine tune your own site to achieve great results. Click here for a free download of the software to get started.

Plan the Navigation:
Planning your navigation and setting it up correctly is very important. The search engines crawl through the pages of your website, picking up on keywords you may have included in your page names, and the content on those pages. So having your main navigation just right is essential. For example, If you were selling women’s gifts and had a page on skin care, then a good page name would be women’s-skin-care-gifts.html or skin-care-women.html. Fill that page with content about women’s skin care, link to a few products and you have a very search engine friendly page!

Make sure your main navigation at the top of the page always links to your own internal pages and NEVER to an outside party as this can totally crush your search engine ranking, which is the first concern. The other concern is if the external site you are linked to goes offline or shuts down, you are left with missing page links, and the search engines penalize you hard for this, often sending you spiraling to the bottom of the search engines, which can take months to regain! Now without wanting to target a particular site (and no intended offense to the owners of the website), I need to show you an example, so have a look at http://www.coolumbaywatch.com

Apart from the homepage browser description header being over saturated with ‘Coolum Baywatch Beachside Resort Coolum Beach Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia’ (which will probably lose them brownie points!) move over the main navigation and you will find that almost half the pages go directly to another website. So this means that if the other website was to ever go offline the main website hosting that navigation would half their content missing. If the site were to disappear completely they would probably need to pay someone to create the new pages which could be costly if they don’t have the master design files. On top of that, the search engines really don’t have as much to work with from the main website, greatly reducing their keyword density, and in effect, lowering their chances of a good page listing for their own site, but probably increasing the other companies website. So always keep your navigation linked to your OWN pages!

Set up your Graphics Correctly:

It is important to name and ‘Alt Tag’ your graphics correctly to increase your search engine ranking. Going back to gifts, if you were to name a product image ‘womens-hand-soap.jpg’ and place it on a page names women’s-soap-products.html will probably do very well for your website. On top of that, create an Alt Tag (the text that appears when you move over an image in your browser) with a small description such as ‘Soap gifts for women’. and this will work beautifully. Make sure your images always load fast, and try and stay away from Flash navigation..either use text or graphics navigation as it can be tagged more successfully, not to mention much easier to update!

Internal Links:

To help the search engines list your website correctly under the right categories there is a simple way to give them a little hand. On your homepage (or internal pages as well) amongst the main body of text, simply add a few links to your other pages. But don’t just add any text to any page – If you have a page called women’s-soap-products.html, then on your homepage make sure you have the words ‘womens soap products’ amongst the text in a sentence and link that to the page. That way when the search engines visit your website they can not only trawl through your website much faster but also have instance keyword relevance and can identify exactly where you should be listed on their engines. As you add new products, add some text changes and link them. The search engines love sites that are regularly refreshed or updated. But remember not to overdo it! 8 or 9 links at the most per page is ample.

Write Search-Engine-Friendly Content:

As I partly mentioned above, writing good copy for your website is very important. Make sure the first and last paragraphs contain the important keywords that you would like to be found under. But don’t write it like you are repeating your keywords constantly. You want humans as well as search engines to read the website! Just casually slip a few of your keywords found from your WebCEO search tools into your website and then run the software and it will provide you with a report on whether your keyword density is just right.

Search Engine Friendly Keywording and Tagging your website:

Once you have all the navigation, text and images in place, you then need to do the final piece to a great search engine friendly website – Adding the keyword and description tags.

Now, this sounds technical if you don’t know what they are, but basically, it is the initial script that the search engines use to add your site to their directories, and it is the text description that appears when you do a search for something, so getting this just right is very important.
To see if your website is set up correctly go to your browser menu and look for ‘View Source Code’ and it will show you the HTML breakdown that the search engines see.

In the top area of your page (the head tag) you should see something like the following script:

seo-script Building a Search Engine Friendly website

If you don’t see a script like this one above then chances is your web site does not yet search engine optimized. If you are familiar with website design already you can add the script in your own web editing software, or alternatively, WebCEO has the tools to do it for you.

Submit your Website:

And finally, you now submit your site. to submit your website to multiple search engines I recommend using submission software, or you can go the slower process, but just as effective and go to the submission page of each search engines. For Google, it is: www.google.com.au/addur

Once that is all done you can now sit back for a few weeks and wait and then watch the visitors (and sales) start rolling into your website!

POPULATING YOUR WEBSITE WITH PLR CONTENT

POPULATING YOUR WEBSITE WITH PLR CONTENT

When you’re creating a new website content really is king.

Ensuring your website not only looks great and is easy to navigate is not enough…you must have great content as well or you won’t be found on the search engines.

Not only that but to ensure people keep coming back to your website or blog you need to keep the content fresh and informative.

Now you can do this a few ways….The first is writing your own content, spending hours on end creating new content yourself, which is not only very tiring but unless you love writing content and have a good knowledge of how to search engine optimize your text as you write, you will probably get sick of this quickly and also still not get the results on the search engines, or the visitor numbers you’d like.

The reason most blogs fail within the first 8 months is due to lack of content being added, keeping the site ‘alive’.

The second way to quickly produce content for your website is with PLR articles.PLR stands for Private Label Rights, and this is where content is already written about products or services which relate to your business or website and the author charges a small fee to give you the rights to republish the content on your own website. Sometimes the Rights to the articles even include you re-authoring the content and even naming yourself as the author of the article.

This can provide you with a lot of credibility on a particular subject and brand you as an expert in your particular field very quickly without having to go to the trouble of actually writing the article yourself.

Always make sure the content you add is not simply taken from someone else’s website. Always make sure you purchase the content and have the rights to use it otherwise you can be in big trouble for copyright infringement, which is a very serious crime, even online, and you could find yourself in hot water!

PLR-CONTENT POPULATING YOUR WEBSITE WITH PLR CONTENT

Now, there is an upside and downside to using PLR content.. the upside is obviously it will save you hours of creating fresh content and save a lot of hassle if writing isn’t your strong point.
The downside though is that the content may already have been purchased by a number of people who are also using it on their own websites and blogs, which leads to the issue of duplicate content on the web.
Search engines (google in particular) are not fond of duplicate content and can penalize you for this method, dropping you from the search engines, which can be very hard to recover from.

The ideal solution is to sign up with a Private Label Rights article service which allows you to author the content with the articles you purchase and then edit them yourself so that they have been radically changed to be original content.

This still takes some time, but much quicker than writing the articles yourself, and the content will usually still be full of search engine ‘goodness’ to achieve a great ranking.

If the content is original you can also then submit to article directories such as ArticleCity.com or ArticleBase.comand add a signature link back to your website or blog which will generate a lot of traffic for you.

Article directory websites usually won’t post content if it is not original.

Some of the best PLR reference sites I recommend are Indigital Works and Mark Nathawani’s PLR & Resell Rights Warehouse.

Both offer high-quality Private Label Rights to a huge selection of ebooks, and content specific articles for almost every possible niche, from making money online, diet and health, to even miniature trains!
You will be guaranteed to fine a pile of articles suited for your website and blog to really get your site ranking and attracting the visitor numbers you want.

A full list of articles available on each site is available before you sign up.

So grab your PLR content and start populating your website to success!

The Link Wheel formula to Website Traffic

The Link Wheel formula to Website Traffic

Website traffic is the most important aspect of any online business. Without the stream of visitors, you have no business!

There are a number of ways to accelerate the amount of traffic your website can achieve, such as search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising.

But one sure fire way to drive traffic to your website or blog is by creating a ‘Link Wheel’.

A Link Wheel is a system created to generate a network of links pointing back to your main website, which create a higher page rank for your site as the search engines see your website as a popular site because you have a group of related and well keyworded sites and popular social bookmarking sites pointing back directly to you.

This may all sound a little complex, so I have created some simple graphics to show you the 4 simple steps to creating a Link Wheel formula that will hopefully drive massive amounts of traffic to your website in no time.

To successfully create a Link Wheel as shown below does take some time and patience. It’s not a fast process, but as they say, there is no quick way to ultimate success, but hopefully, this will help you understand and speed up the process of creating your Link Wheel.

Step 1
Once you have your website up and running, search engine optimized and submitted to the search engines, you need to create a series of 8 microsites.
These microsites work best if they have their own domain names that relate to the content of the master website.
For example, if your main website sells car parts for classic cars and your domain name is your business name, then purchase 8 domain names relating to this, such as classiccarparts.com, uniqueautoparts.com, classicpartsforcars.com…you get the idea!
You can buy the domain names fairly cheaply at Godaddy.com for around $11 a domain name.
You also need to now create the 8 microsites. The easiest way to do this is using WordPress, but if you are not a web guru and have no idea how to install WordPress there is a couple of solutions.

Link-Wheel-formula The Link Wheel formula to Website Traffic

Solution 1. Since you need to host 8 websites, the easiest way to set up your blogs is to purchase a hosting account with Hostgator. Hostgator’s cpanel allows you to simply click a button and the WordPress blog is created for you. No mucking around setting up databases, etc. It is done for you in less than a few minutes!
And as you need to set up 8 sites you obviously need them hosted. Rather than paying a hosting account for each site which could cost a thousand dollars or so, Hostgator allows you to purchase the one account for around $8 per month, which you can then split into 8 (or more) sites for no extra cost!

Solution 2. If you already have a hosted account you can go to Fiverr.com and have someone set up your WordPress account for $5 per site. You can sit back and relax and someone will do it all for you!

Make sure each microsite links back to the main website. This starts building your link structure, making it easy for the search engines to list you.

NOTE: Don’t add links FROM your main site to the microsites, only from the microsites TO the main site. This prevents the search engines from busting you for possibly spamming their search engines and earning you a blacklisting.

So once you have your main site and 8 microsites set up, each with their own domain, it should look something like this:

Step 2.
Now you need to add content to the sites in order for them to be also picked up on the search engines.
Create about 4 pages for each of the 8 sites, and make sure the content on each page is keyword specific relating to your main product, and the pages are named well.

For example, titles for the pages such as car-parts-for-classic-cars.html, If you are using WordPress make sure you turn on the Permalink setting. this turns the page numbers into search engine friendly titles. See the setting example below and set your custom permalink on each wordpress site the same as this for best results:

Your Link Wheel should now look something like this below:

Each page doesn’t have to be a huge page of text and images. In fact, just a couple of decent paragraphs of well written product-related content per page is all you need.

If you are not great at writing, don’t steal or copy content from other sites. The search engines could catch you for duplicate content and drop you from their searches. Again, go to Fiverr.com and you will find there are people willing to write the articles you require for $5 per article, or search content writers online and you will find cheap packages available.

Now add in a few internal links from related keywords in a few of the pages, pointing them back to each of the other microsites. try not to get two microsites pointing to each other or again Google may pick you up for spamming and your cover is blown! Follow my graphic below, which shows you the correct way of linking each of your sites for best results.

Step 3.

You’re almost there!
Now comes the real dynamic part to the process. You want to get all your sites and pages listed on as many search engines and social bookmarking sites as you can.

The graphic below shows just a few of the most popular ones to link to. By linking to these will boost not only your page rank but it will attract other members to follow you and link through to your website.
Because many of these sites have so many people already listed on them they have a good page rank already. When you get all your microsites listed on them as well, this boosts up the page rank and popularity of each site, and in turn, boosts your main website immediately.

Remember, the microsites aren’t designed to be selling anything, they are purely to generate traffic back to your main website through optimization and link building. Of course, you can always add a banner on each microsite to promote and drive traffic to your main site.

Sites such as StumbleUpon and Hubpages work as their own microsites and social bookmarking sites, so you need to create accounts on each one for your pages. This can take a lot of time.
But an easier way is to go to OnlyWire or LinksAlpha and create one account which will post your pages to all these sites and more. You still have to create the initial accounts for each site, but it is all done through LinksAlpha and Onlywire, saving a lot of time.

You have now created your Link Wheel!
Now sit back and watch the traffic start rolling in to your website!

Author: Chris Bourke of WebSEOCoach and Devision Design Australia.
Chris is a graphic/web designer, affiliate marketer and SEO Coach from Australia

9 Title Tagging Tips for More Website Visitors

9 Title Tagging Tips for More Website Visitors

While most people now understand that content is king when it comes to achieving a great result on the search engines, many people may not realise that one of the most important aspects of your website to drive visitors is the title tag.

The Title tag is the line of text that appears in the top line of your web browser and the first line that most people see when they search for anything on Google.

Title tags work two ways to drive traffic to your website…one being the critical seo that Google needs to determine how and where it will list you, and the second being the interest it generates to your audience that find that link on Google to make them want to click it.

Get this nice balance perfected and you could not just be looking at a page one Google success, but also driving more web traffic than any other listing on that page.

So lets look at 9 interesting tips on title tagging success…

tagging 9 Title Tagging Tips for More Website Visitors

1. Don’t use the Domain Name or Business name in the Title Tag
Many people believe you need the domain name in the title tag. Maybe if you are a huge corporate company and people know you than this will work well..if they are searching for your company.
But if you are a  florist business in New York, than your title should reflect this and not so much on your domain name.

For instance, as the example below, if you search for ‘New York Florist’, this is one of the first results out of a possible 18.8 million results….

There is no mention of the business name in the title tag, but the search term I used is in the description.
It is also in the description as well, which gives Google a great indication of  where it should be positioned when someone searches for the terms’ New York florist or ‘New York flowers’.

So you will see their business name is not mentioned in the title or description at all!

2. The Homepage should not be called the Home Page!
Many newbies to the web like to call their first page their homepage to let others know it is the homepage. The problem with this is it has no relevance to the product or services you provide, and people won’t be searching for the term ‘homepage’ when they search for your products.
So as tip number 1, name the title to reflect your business services or products, not the name of the page.

 3. Always use Keywords in the title tag
As in the example of the florist screenshot, the main reason that particular florist business comes up on the first page of Google over the other millions of florists on Google is fairly simple..they used the right combination of keywords in their title and description. Not too many keywords to spam the title, but also not too little, ensuring a good keyword density.
In fact, if you have one particular niche you are promoting, providing your keywords in the title and the description match the content that is on your homepage well, you almost can’t fail in getting a great result on Google.

4. Don’t make the Title too long
Remember, the title is purely to give Google, and the visitor a brief single line introduction as to what you do. More than 70 characters is too long for Google, and if you need more than 70 characters you are probably adding too many non-related words in your title. Keep it under 70 characters and straight to the point.

5. And don’t make the Title too short!
As mentioned above, you have 70 characters to introduce your website to the world. Use them. Think of it like a handshake when you first meet someone.. “Don’t just say “Hi”, give a bit of a short spiel so they know what you do.

6 The first few words of your title need to make an impression.
When you’re on Google you look just like all the other listings, so make sure your description is interesting enough to stand out from the crowd, so they click your’s even over another site above your listing.
Briefly add into your Title and description a few points that make you stand out from the crowd. The New York florist for example is “the number 1 florist in New York offering nationwide same day delivery”. Thats what people want! You’ll get the visitors to your site.

7. Don’t just add your business name to the title.
Unless people are directly looking for your business name, don’t add it unless you have room left at the end of the 70 characters. Your services or products are probably most likely what they are looking for when it comes to attracting new business.

8. Keep away from a spammy Title.
We’ve all seen them before..a title tag full of keywords. Not only does this look ugly on a website, but on Google’s page it just gets lost into the page design, and Google doesn’t favour spammy titles either.
As mentioned above, the title is an introduction of what you do. You wouldn’t repeat yourself constantly to a person in the first meeting with them, so avoid it on your website.

9. Don’t forget the importance of your location if it’s important.
Many small local businesses find great success on Google if they add their location to the title tag. Such as the New York Florist, if they used the term ‘USA Florist’ they would probably just get lost in the Google crowd, but as people are often looking for a local  service, especially when it’s flowers, adding your site or suburb into your Title and description can make a huge difference when people search for you.

Add these handy tips into your web page titles and you’ll see your site’s results improve dramatically in no time!