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Anchor text is the most important thing

(or where I tell you how to get more hits for keywords by using it in your anchor text)

It’s no secret that I think organic search results are the way to go for making money online.  The social web is great, and fun, but I don’t think social traffic converts well.  I mean, you guys are reading this right?  Most of you browse here from other blogs that I’ve left a comment on.  How many of you feel like throwing me a little affiliate bone and buying some cool web hosting?  yeah…..none of you?  Hmmm that’s my point entirely.  See now if I ranked really well for the search phrase “where can I buy cool web hosting”, then I bet I would make a lot more money, even if my traffic halved.  Why?  Because people browsing this page would already want to buy something.  They would be looking for a product.  You lot are just looking.  Buncha of tire kickers, the lot of you (but I still love you all, please leave a nice comment….I will bribe you if I have to….what do you want? 🙂 ).

Yeah, so how to get all important organic search traffic?  Backlinks.  That’s the way you get up in the ranks of the old backrub search engine….erm I mean google.  You know, I offered a link to someone a while ago, asked them what anchor text they wanted.  Their reply was “I don’t care what anchor text you use”.  Really?  I mean really?  you don’t care?  You should care!  you should care a lot!!!  What if I link to you with the phrase “cunty the sardine”?  You going be happy with that?  Is that what you want the big G to associate your site with?  Really?  That’s an anchor text you want?  Man, sometimes I wonder…….tell you what, someone offers me a backlink with my choice of anchor text, I thank them profusely and consider carefully what I want to rank for.  That’s what I do.

With that in mind, it’s always interesting to see what organic search phrases you are ranking for.  Take them, analyse them a little and decide which ones you want to rank better for.  I mean, might as well capitalise on traffic right?  So, what have people searched on to get to me?  Well, some phrase are just bizzare.  I mean someone actually found me with the phrase pavlov vodka. lol…..have to chuckle at that one. Another reader hit me from using wealthiest adsense. Wow. That one I wouldn’t mind more of. That one and a few related searches could bring in a tidy profit if handled correctly. How about wordpress theme. Woooooosh……that could bring a rush of traffic. Might not be profitable given the vast expanse of free wordpress themes out there, but still. My favourite so far: the best and worst way to make money online. That’s the money baby! Give me that one. Then I paste up a thin affiliate site with a bunch of reviews of some cool products….give a few “editors picks” and hey presto.  That would really turn this puppy into a cash blog.

Pay attention to you anchor text. If someone offers you a choice…..grab it with both hands!

  1. Dan
    November 17, 2008 at 13:06

    Well, I have two things to say:

    One, your very right on anchor text, I only realised recently how important anchor text is, and I am planning on attempting to you use that.

    Two, so your ‘cunty the sardine’ who added a movie on my pants website 😛

    …where do I claim my bribe? 😛 lol

  2. underdogblogger
    November 17, 2008 at 13:24

    lol……hey Dan….’tis me – I cannot tell a lie – cunty is my all time favourite test user id ’cause little things amuse me 🙂

    for those who don’t know what Dan is on about, check out his cool game
    In my pants

    lol – bribes can be claimed right here on the blog….name it 🙂

  3. Dan
    November 17, 2008 at 14:53

    Haha, I laughed when I highlighted over the link you gave me and it said ‘xxx in my pants’, lol!! What an unfortunate one for it to take a picture of 😛

    The anchor text alone is bribe enough for me, although Id never need one 😉 Good stuff you write up here!

  4. underdogblogger
    November 17, 2008 at 16:30

    thank you! lol@ the image….xxx in my pants.

  5. November 19, 2008 at 05:23

    I totally agree. Take a look at the sites which ranks high on keyword “make money online”

    These sites have made a huge amount of money because of this, irregardless of their traffic

  6. November 21, 2008 at 05:27

    Until recently, many people were finding my blog while looking for credit cards and travel. That’s because the blog creators had put that in the footer, then encrypted it. I finally figured out how to break the encryption and eliminated those links, so I’m hoping that, finally, some of my search terms and backlinks will get through.

  7. December 16, 2008 at 13:31

    Hey underdog,
    Backlinks with chosen anchor text is where it’s at!
    Like you blog, like your writing style.
    Keep on keeping on.
    The snow is pretty damn cool too.

  8. December 25, 2008 at 22:36

    I love your sarcastic humor, I think some people just do not get that all though we enjoy what we do it is not a game.
    Sometimes if you pay attention to detail the results are huge.

  9. underdogblogger
    December 26, 2008 at 18:29

    Mitch – lol well credit cards and travel aren’t bad niches if you monetise them well 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by Jerryl – keep on cash blogging!
    Paul – cheers – I think my sarcasm is only eclipsed by my modesty 🙂 Absolutely right – small details, the little things count!

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