A collection of squeeze page graphic template resources
I just posted a short little article on a great product that is handy if you are used to putting together landing pages by hand, or need graphic elements to make the job easier inside your favorite CMS.
Here we are in the BonFX labs, and we are working on how YouTube rankings of videos affect the websites that they point to. We know that you can rank a video, especially in a niche, with relative ease compared to ranking in the general search engine results.
One site we are trying to establish for a local client is:
The video is short, and is a essentially just words and music describing the service for granite countertops in Rhode Island. So we are tracking the effect of this aged Blogger blog we've had probably 10 years! Let's see...
We wanted to take a minute on our first and oldest blog to announce the availability of our SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services at OxbowSEO.com.
We started designing sites by hand 20 years ago this year! We started on the "Hotdog" HTML editor. There were almost no tools for doing anything. Photoshop was only on version 1.0. We used the ever-famous "WS FTP" application (the free version), and it rolled forward from there.
Since those early days, the industry has undergone countless sea changes. Our skills and interests have moved up from font combinations and design et al, to basic under the hood development of simple websites, beyond automated design tools and powerful CMSs, to what matters most: rankings! Without search engine optimization, all your web design efforts are a waste.
OxbowSEO offers a specific SEO Rhode Island approach that understand local competitors. Local SEO is not like national or global markets, and it takes understanding to know what the recipe is for your local business to be able to outrank your competitors.
So, head on over to OxbowSEO here, and we'll see you on the inside.
Watch our cool 30 second intro video while you are at it!
Anyone following SEO trends knows that Google released an algorithm update the penalized PBN sites. It affected 3-5% of all searches, and several well-known PBN networks were effectively destroyed: Google detected them and delisted them. Does this mean PBNs, or private blog networks, are bad?
No. It just means that the networks that got caught were sloppy. Google ranks sites based on backlinks, and the quality of those backlinks. If you have good content on your own network, where each site offers some value, it can pass it's link juice on to your main site, or money site. This is just how Google works, and will continue to work for the foreseeable near and long term.
You can focus on link building from authority sites, or you can build authority sites, in your niche, and link from them to your main site. Getting natural backlinks from sites you don't control, though, is extremely hard if you aren't 100% immersed in a niche, and have developed relationships with the site owners.
The next best thing is to acquire quality, spam-free, expired domains which have a history of backlinks that Google can't discount. Put some quality content on these old sites, redirect their incoming links to your sites main page, and then direct a link or two from that entire site to your main site. Boom - you have passed a quality backlink to you main site you could not have otherwise gotten. Watch your rankings go up now. That is the power of backlinks.
So, how do you get expired domains? You need a quality expired domain vendor, like Oxbow Domains. We built our own tool to crawl sites, find expired domains, and sort them for us by authority. From there, we hand-check each site for spam, and only sell the good stuff.
No, PBNs are not dead, not by a long shot. So grab some expired domains and get going on quality content!