So, I know you’ve seen it. You get that classic guest posting email template come through and it looks something like the below.
I would like to inform you that I have written a guest blog on SEO Web designing and development topics which are related to your expectations and I have read your all guidelines regarding guest blogs carefully.
Your website *Insert website Indian VA has been trained to paste in* best resource of marketing and many educated people are visiting your website and blogs and getting information.
I want to share my blog on your website and want to become a permanent contributor on your website. I am Viki as SEO Expert and Web designer and having website *insert some crappy website here that the Indian VA knows to paste in* and providing the services related to web designing and development.
I am excited to sharing my blog on your website.
Please find the Email and share your reviews. and allow me to further procedure.
Thanks and Regards ,
So, how many of these do you a day? I get about 10 at the moment, I wouldn’t say it makes me mad but its annoying to see how everyone is doing it wrong. Firstly who actually wrote this. I mean my grammar and spelling is pretty poor but cmon if you are going to be sending out thousands of begging guest posting messages then at least spell check it for gods sake man.
Also, really you can tell they have not even looked at your website. It could be in the adult niche and they’d still send these messages. Its basically just a spray and prey approach and the problem is that it makes it much harder for genuine people to score good guest posting links now. Also I bet there is no follow up. People are busy, you should always follow up. Send about 5 emails asking to work with them if you have to. It will really help your success rate for scoring guest posts.
I partly blame places like https://www.BigGuestPosting.com for this rise in guest posting requests because they’ve made it too quick and easy to find people to hassle. If you look at the niches they have, its pretty absolute. So we’ll see what the future brings but as Google clamps down on PBN’s I can see these requests growing by x10!
Just thought I’d write down a quick thought I’d had….
People rank websites with PBN’s and other expired web properties but managing this takes a lot of time. I realised that while it takes longer initially to create excellent content in the long run this White hat technique simply scales better than Black hat techniques such as expired domains etc.
If you buy a domain you’ve got to renewal it every year and pay for hosting, then no matter how good you are there is a risk Google will just slap your website. While with White hat SEO and content marketing it will take a long time to start getting backlinks but as you become a much more excepted authority in your niche you will attract them without trying. then over time this technique will simply out scale any shady black hat stuff.
I plus point of making great content is that you will always have a better conversion ratio when using whitehat content, rather than black hat content that you’ve had to rank with artificial links.
Another final point is that Google is really smart these days. They can pick up on anything that looks a bit weird once you hit a certain size then manually review your website. Also while links are still the number one ranking factor this may change over the next few years.
Thanks for reading my little blog as always guys!!
Peace and love!
Ok so I know recently there has been a big “who har” about what SSL does for rankings exactly and now Google has actually confirmed it DOES give you a ranking boost. So considering you can get a lets encrypt one completely free you’d be an idiot not to get one if you are serious about your rankings.
But its not just rankings you get….
Think about it…..
If you want people to opt into your email list (even more so for a software download) then they need to feel like you’re not just some spammy website. Having a nice green secure logo box thingy at the top of their browser does really help them think you are a more trustworthy source of information and brand.
So, even if you don’t think applying an SSL certificate is worth it for the ranking boost then think of how it may boost your conversion rates. Even more so for eCommerce websites where people are handing over more than just their email, their credit card details!
SSL certificates can be purchased from as little as £5, so its well worth it. Sometimes you can get them free for a year or just go with lets encrypt and get them free for life.
SSL is the way forward guys, Google is really pushing to make the web a more secure place so expect all the other tech giants, Bing, Yahoo etc to follow and add it to their ranking algorithms.
This is just a short little rant about keyword density and how its changed over the years…
So remember a few years back, you could clearly tell if a website had been “SEO’d” as its main target keywords was plastered all over it, looked bloody horrid haha.
Nowadays LSI’s are all the rage, so lower keyword density for your primary keyword so no more 8% keyword density its more like 2% now with a health sprinkle of LSI’s.
That still hasn’t stopped keyword stuffing. I actually clearly remember my first manual penalty from Google, I took all the ALT tags on my website and stuffed them, with my keyword again and again.