Sunday, September 19, 2010

Survey Scout Research - Get Paid for Your Opinion

Survey Scout Research is an easy way to earn cash and rewards just by voicing your opinions. Companies need your help to improve their products and services, and in return you get paid for answering their surveys. Survey Scout Research is different than other survey sites. Other survey sites only pay you for surveys you qualify for and complete. Survey Scout Research pay you for each survey you participate in. Plus, you are offered the best rewards anywhere. You can take your earnings as cash and Survey Scout Research's partner Payoneer will mail you a prepaid debit card or use them to buy gift certificates at Amazon or even exchange them for gift certificates to your favorite restaurants.

How to get more surveys from Survey Scout Research?
When you register, you'll see a series of several profiles on your dashboard. The more of these you answer completely and honestly the more relevant surveys you will be qualified. That's all you have to do! Once your profiles are complete, you should start receiving survey invitations in your inbox. Anyone 13 years of age or older can participate and earn rewards! It is absolutely free to join.

PS: But, don't expect to get rich taking online surveys. You can make a few dollars a week in rewards, but not millions.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

31 Days to Building a Better Blog

If you have a blog which you feel needs improvement, they you must have a look at Darren Rowse's "31 Days to Building a Better Blog". Darren Rowse blogs at Problogger. I feel "31 Days to Building a Better Blog" is a must have for every blogger. It's a downloadable e-book designed to help bloggers revitalize their blogs by giving them 31 tasks that will all help to turn it into the page view powerhouse every blogger have always dreamed of.

For more details on how to use this book, please visit "31 Days to Building a Better Blog".

Have a great day!!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

How Important Are The Tags?

A simple, but sometimes overlooked way to promote your site is to use tags. Most blogs like blogger let you add tags to each of your posts. Tags are general terms that help describe your post. For instance, if you have a post all about 'cooking' you could have tags like cooking, recipes, cooking tips, etc.

When you use these tags over and over again and if you can click on any tag, and it will take you to a collection of all posts that have that particular tag in it. This can also be useful if you want to submit multiple posts to a place like digg, delicious, technorati etc.

Plus, all kinds of other sites let you add tags to your submissions. Tags not only allow people and search engines to find your content easier, but they can also help you organize your site. This is one of the basics, but it is very, very important if you are looking to drive more traffic to your site. So don't forget to add your tags to all your posts.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Importance of Anchor Text

Anchor Text is the visible or clickable text that is used to link to a particular page on the Internet.It can also be called link label or link title. Anchor text usually gives the user relevant descriptive or contextual information about the content of the link's destination. The anchor text may or may not be related to the actual text of the URL of the link. For example, the anchor texts 'Make money online', 'online money making tips', 'Make money with cloudcrowd' etc links to respective posts on this blog.

A HTML code is used to turn an Anchor Text into a link. An example of Anchor Text with the HTMl code is given below :-
<a href = "">Start Making Money Online</a>

The text 'Start Making money Online' is the Anchor Text and the rest is the code which is pointing to my home page. This is the basic code but there can be other attributes added inside the code like rel="nofollow"(used to stop search engines from following the link) or target="_blank" (used to open the link in a new window) depending on the purpose.

Why is it Important?
An Anchor Text appears much more suited to the surrounding text then the URL which looks rather odd. An Anchor Text also has a better ability to expresses the subject of the page to which it is linking to in a short and comprehensive manner if used properly.

Search engines take anchor text as one of the key parameter to display the search results. Anchor text is weighted (ranked) highly in search engine algorithms, because the linked text is usually relevant to the landing page. The objective of search engines is to provide highly relevant search results; this is where anchor text helps, as the tendency was, more often than not, to hyperlink words relevant to the landing page.

Webmasters or blog owners may use anchor text to procure high results in search engine results pages. Google's Webmaster Tools facilitate this optimization by letting website owners view the most common words in anchor text linking to their site.

Choosing the Anchor Text

Anchor Text is one of the great optimization techniques that is to be taken care of while linking your pages may it be with internal or external links.

Choose the keyword phrase for which you want to optimize or rank well in search engine results pages as your Anchor Text. Say for example - you want to optimize a particular post for the keyword phrase "blog promotion", then choose "blog promotion" and its variations as your Anchor Text for the links pointing to that page - simple! A wrong idea is to use something like "To know how to promote your blog, click here". They use 'click here' or 'here' as the anchor text to the post they want their readers to visit. It's absolutely a wrong idea and doesn't do any good.

Links to a page can come in basically two ways - the first is through organic ways that is when somebody likes your blog or a particular post in your blog he puts a link in his blog pointing to your blog or to that post using an Anchor Text of his choice so these links contain a variation of Anchor Text which can not be manipulated and are considered as natural - and the second way to get links is by adopting various means like leaving blog comments, leaving forum comments etc whose Anchor Text can be manipulated to contain the keywords of our choice. Now if you make too many links with the same Anchor Text then Google and also many other search engines can detect and consider links with the same Anchor Text from multiple sources as spam and being made by humans to manipulate search engine results artificially so penalizes those sites. So making links with the Anchor Text as variations of the keywords you want to optimize your blog for will just make the links look natural to search engines and you will escape the penalty.

For example, some variations of the Anchor Text "blog promotion" can be "promoting a blog", "tips on blog promotion", "how to promote a blog" etc. There can be thousands of variations possible limited only by your imagination. Just choose a few and start using them as Anchor Text to get back links to your blog or site.

If you have difficulty in making variations you can use the Google AdWords Keyword Tool which is a free service. Just type in the keyword phrase in the box, fill in the captcha and press "Get keyword ideas" tab to obtain many variations. Choose those containing your keywords.

Any questions or suggestions?

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Online Money Making Ideas One Should Avoid

There are plethora of wonderful online money making ideas out there to try, but you should also know which ones to avoid. You know, everyone wants your hard earned money, and they will say and do anything to get it. You can call them scammers. Chances are you have bought an E-Book online that didn't really help you much.

You are not alone. I was scammed a lot myself when first starting off in internet marketing. I bought a lot of those E-Books that promised me I would make a huge sum of money over a short period of time. The sad truth is that a lot of people fall for these tricks simply because they need money. And it sounds good when someone says, " Buy my E-Book for $29.99 and learn how to make $200 per hour".

Now I am not saying that every single E-Book ever created is a waste, just most of them. So please avoid getting scammed by these people. I would hate for you to be spending your money on things that are not going to help you much in internet marketing.

There are so many other traps. Guaranteed #1 ranking in google for a particular keyword, guaranteed signups and guaranteed traffic are a few. Also try to stay away from paid surveys, even though I know a few people who have made some decent money, I still wouldn't recommend you doing paid surveys. Why? because this entire niche is full of scammers. Again not every single site is a scam, but the odds are not on your side. I discussed paid surveys in one of my previous posts.

So, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up of what kind of things you need to stay away from. You can still try these money making ideas just make sure that you also understand the risk involved.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

$10 Giveaway

I am happy to announce a $10 giveaway. The rules are very simple and the winner will be selected randomly. All you have to do is to follow the given points.

A winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on Sep 15, 2010. The payment will be processed through Alertpay. If you don't have an Alertpay account, register it here.

PS: If the number of participants is less, the contest will be closed.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Surfjunky is a big scam

Surfjunky is an autosurf program which pays its members to visit other websites through Surfjunky's 'surf bar' . It claims to pay you anywhere from $0.45 to $0.75 per hour of surfing. It also has a 3 level referral program, so you can build up a huge network and make some serious cash.  You can just hit 'earn money' tab and leave it. It just runs itself and you need not even take a look at it to make money. This sounds good, yeah? But there is a catch – Surfjunky is a BIG SCAM!

Surfjunky has a minimum payout of $25 and it’s reported that no member saw any cash, ever! How? Just before payout, Surfjunky deletes your account with an accusation that you’ve used illegal programs to inflate your payout rate, and after that there’s nothing you can do about it. All your hard work goes down the drain! As there is not much work you have to do to make money with Surfjunky, I gave it a try. I open the tab to earn money and leave it for hours and check it in between. And finally, when I reached the payout amount, I requested a cash out. I haven't been paid till now and when I contacted them twice, there has been no reply. They don't even have any payment proofs.

If you are already a user of Surfjunky, I would recommend you to stop using it.

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