(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!