Friday, March 27, 2009

Get your site indexed on google right away!

I've just got a new job in November and have been working pretty hard lately, so I haven't had time to experiment with SEO for past couple of month. After few month, I've found some of the old techniques I use to use aren't really working anymore. Digg and many other bookmarking site started to used re="nofollow" on their comments, so its useless if to post the link and hope for search engine to pick it up.

If you just started the website, here is the procedure to get it indexed on google on first day.
  1. Submit your website on
  2. Submit your website on make sure you give an temporary email address and confirm on these.
  3. digg it, reddit, blink it, mixx it and if you can, buzz it
  4. Go to some unpopular catagories on craigslist, make some classified ads with link attached to it. Since its in unpopular category, its very to get itself removed.
  5. Claim your website on google webmasters and submit your sitemap.
This should get your site indexed on google's page within few hours. Feel free to ask questions

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Traffic and Utility

Recently I've done some research for the sites, but majority fo the sites that hordes traffic has no utility whats so ever. Backlinks and many others, and a lot of times its just for sake of SEO. I think google needs to rethink about all the junk articles on ezinearticles thats being rated, most of them are simply trying to horde traffic.

What's really sad is that news site offers same stories over and over....

Monday, October 6, 2008

Web Application Freelancing

So recently I was looking for some more cash to cover my capital that I've lost in stock market, I've been doing some research on freelance web programming, website building and graphic design.

After few days of research, I've found the entire market is so under priced due to world wide competition. Some people would do for less than $10 an hour, thats less than 1/3rd of what I am getting paid on my job. I bid few jobs for $20 an hour and I can't even get it, it just shows how much demand there is for the market. Last year I took a part time job at Macy's and getting paid at $9 an hour, I ended up paying over $6 on every 9 dollars I made due to the income coming from my daytime job puts me into a different bracket, so the tax rule isn't really encouraging me to work for projects that I have to report tax incomes.

The income generated from the ads are slowly fading too, so I will have to look at other places for alternative income, oh well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

PR and SEO trials and errors

I havn't updated my blog for a while for 2 reasons.

1st I am trying to test out this ranking thing, I am trying to see how google ranking works. As you can see I already have a PR3 site and I barely did anything. So I guess its not really rocket science to increase your PR.

There are a lot of trial and errors, but on there is no on their comment pages, and some of those pages are over PR3 and PR4, all I did was write a comment about it and put my website next to my name as a sig...



are two examples of digg pages thats rank 3 and 4. Don't do it too often, I got my account disabled for putting my sig into too many pages.

There are also a lot of open source wikipedia clones all over the net that has pretty high page rank, like, its pretty easy just post your website in a good PR article because its not very regulated.

Adsense doesn't like cragistlist traffic too much, and I dont think I can even appeal for my account. So I guess I have to find other sources of ad network to generate traffic. I've been getting a few responses on whether I can generate traffic for their site. I am only doing this part time and blogging about the stuff I find, the procedure isn't really hard and I don't think I can charge money that way.

My next post will probably be up 2 weeks later, I am trying different ad network other than adsense.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The ebay's Classified Ads, Craigslist's Top Competitor Traffic

Craigslist have huge market in U.S, but not necessarily in other countries. These are some traffic and customers you might seek for if your service can help the foreign market. These craigslist competitors are a lot more popular than craigslist in some highly concentrated cities such as London, Ontario Canada, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, etc. Lets take a look at this chart from seeking alpha.

Majority of these aren't really popular in U.S, but they do extremely well internationally. Kajiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, Slando, Lonquo and has just as much traffic as craigslist if you know how to sue it well. Kajiji and Gumtree consists of high quality traffic from Canada, England, Austrulia, Singapore that might turn into leads for your customers. if you do not speak their langauge, you can always use google translate or other online translation tool to make your ad in their langauge.

The problem with these eBay classified site is that you can not post more than 5 posts, and their tracking system as well as freedom is limited. You can not post your url, you can not post in their local area sometimes. So you'll have to highlight your url and expect users to link it themselves, and use a proxy server to get an ip thats in their country if there are problems posting. lets take a look at my stat.

Just about few weeks ago I barely had little direct traffic at all, but all of sudden I am able to gain 448 hits within short amount of time. Since I ran out of places to post on craigslist, having these traffic is always better than nothing. And of course, the very next traffic spot comes from

Hopefully this helps, I am busy recently on my job so I havn't been out there to seek for more traffic, but I've just got paid by adsense, which will give me some boost to search for more ways. Next topic I'll talk about SEO, I've found some rank 6 sites which you can post your link on. If you like this article please feel free to leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

How to detect and avoid Craigslist Ghosting Ban

Craigslist Ghosting, we all know it’s extremely annoying and we want avoid it, sometime we ask ourselves whether we are banned by craigslist or not, and when we go on search engine to search for a solution we get nothing but bunch of stuff that doesn't work. The only thing it ever tells us is that we need to change our ip, our email address and we need to post unique ads, but it never tells us how =)

The trick to see whether your ad is going to display is always attach a picture with it, after you post the ad go look at the link to see the ad, if you can't see the picture on your own post that means your post is ghosted, it will not be on top of the board. This is the information I searched all over the net and couldn't get a straight answer, and I've tested this out through trial and error.
Don't post your url in regular url format. when you post your url, make sure you don't get indexed by google, post url with a href = "" rel=nofollow This way will avoid people search for your url on google and report that you are spamming, because if you are listed for more than 20 cities on craigslist it’s pretty easy to spot out, that will get you banned.

I only post around 5 posts a day on craigslist about 1 topic, and that grants me around 400 to 500 constant traffic every day, I can also rotate the cities this way. Which means when I finish posting in all the targeted cities in a month, I can restart and people will not flag me down because it’s not really spamming. If you spam all the cities at once by next week you'll have no place to post, and you'll also run into problems where google adsense for receiving over 20,000 in a day, posting strategically will benefit you in long term.

Again, DO NOT SPAM CRAIGSLIST, DO NOT ABUSE THE SYSTEM. If you get banned or if craigslist take up the security measure we will all lose, if you want to know how to avoid getting flagged please visit here My next post will be few more places where I got my quick traffic as well as first step of SEO, it will also address some of my email messages that how to promote your site on craigslist.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Effective Unique Craigslist Posting

Craigslist's posts are decided by 4 things, category, content, time, and location. So how to get the best of each?

Category, certain category has more viewers than others depends on the area, real estate and service always seems to have a good traffic field in majority of the craigslist. Since you are looking at multiple cities, the amount of traffic is usually presented by amount of post in that category.

Content, my post is usually unique, but how? I go to one of the old detailed post that’s posted by someone else 15 days ago, change a few words and add my link to it, then post it in another city. This way the post usually stays on and won’t get flagged down because people "think" you are serious. I make sure my post very detailed and long, in the end I'll state that if you want to see more pictures or need more information please visit my website, this will avoid you getting flagged down because majority of them are looking for more information after reading the ads. In case you get flagged down, do not repost back right away because the person that flagged you down is probably browsing through craigslist, and if he sees your ad again, he'll flag you down again, so make a note and repost it back in 2 to 3 hours.

Time, Posting early in the morning on week days is usually good in real estate and job section; it gets a lot more hits than posting stuff in the afternoon. People go to work to look at the ads during the day. I usually make a new post in a new city every 30 minutes, and I make around 8 to 9 posts a day simply because I have no intention of getting banned, majority of the proxy server won't go through post, and other transparent proxies are useless, so DO NOT SPAM craigslist.

Location, you want to look like local on craigslist, whenever you post in a new city, do some research on their real estate section as well as google map, write down a general location that exist can avoid being flagged down, since your post is so detailed, your location is local, people think you are real.

My next post will be how to detect and counter ghosting by craigslist as well as some of the new quick traffic builder.

Ok, I've tried to learn how to get traffic as well as SEO, and majority of the sites gives nothing but junk, repeated content and list of places where you can sign up, yet they still have a pretty high PR because of the backlinks they got. It is very frustrating to find ways that works and I have no intention of creating another useless site like that, I am sharing my personal experience on this blog and hopefully it helps you, post a comment if you like it.

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