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Search Engine Optimization Specialist can turn the tide in your favor

Posted by Jackie R. on March 4, 2007

Search engine is that special source where you can optimize and even market your website. Who does not love recognition? It is the search engine optimization and marketing that brings recognition and fame to your website. Just think that if your website is well known, then you would get the business opportunities that you have been looking for. Moreover, some question may come up to your mind as to who will do this for you. It is the search engine optimization specialist who carries out the work of promoting your website on search engines and increasing its page rank. Page rank is related to the amount of hits and recognition you get in online business world.

A good search engine optimization specialist is the one who has a detailed knowledge on what methods need to be implemented and at what time. After all, he or she would be responsible for bringing traffic to your website and increasing your chances of business opportunities. There are a lot many things that a search engine optimization specialist would be carrying out for seeking better ways if doing business. First of all, an SEO specialist would take a note of what the site owner wants from him. Is it the web designing services or content development for the site or its conversion? There a lot many aspects to be handled by search engine optimization specialist.

Bidding on the keywords is another thing that search engine optimization specialist would be doing for the client. It is generally called pay per click management. PPC sees to it that the number of visitors to that particular site can be checked out. What a search engine optimization specialist would do is bid on the keywords that tend to bring traffic. The reason behind this is enhancing the availability of keyword that is being searched by visitors. As per the PPC management goes, your site should support the keyword that has the chances of giving knowledge to your visitors.

The work of the search engine optimization specialist is also to see that valuable and informative content is being placed on the site. It is the proper description of products and services that has the ability to convince clients and turn them into buyers. It is quite obvious that when you are not able to describe properly about your products and services to the clients, then you will not get the required amount of business. Well, it is the search engine optimization specialist that will help you in developing content needed by you and see to it that the content described your thoughts and ideas.

Search Engine Optimization Specialist can be your best mate and assist you properly, if you are able to explain him or her about your requirements. All you can do is sit with him or her and explain what you want your site to look like or what type of content has to be placed or what sort of keywords would best describe about your products and services. Before hiring the services of search engine optimization specialist, you should take care that he is qualified and experienced enough to handle your work efficiently.

About the Author: Steve Waganer has specialization in Web Marketing. He is expert in Search engine optimization,Affiliated Marketing and Organic SEO .To get the advice of Search engine optimization specialist for your website to get high rank and top position in major search engines visit http://www.cometsearchenginemarketing.com

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Which Do You Have to Choose? – Search Engine Optimization or Pay-Per-Click

Posted by Jackie R. on March 4, 2007

If people come to think about online marketing, there are two known methods that will soon pop up to them to enhance and improve the visibility of the company’s website, the organic SEO and pay-per-click.

Indeed, if you will use both, surely the website’s profile will be maximize but due to budgetary constraint, it is impossible to use the two. It is normally wiser to focus on a particular method in increasing your website’s visibility. But then which do you have to choose, will it be organic search engine optimization or pay-per-click?

Organic SEO indeed has several distinctive advantages over pay-per-click. There were some studies done that showed that organic SEO have lots of advantages.

Studies showed that there were few people who prefer to click on paid search than to the results found on organic SEO. A certain study was found that users prefer to click on the results of organic SEO six times than to those on paid search.

There are other studies that showed that 30% search engines users prefer to click on the paid listings and 70% of the search engine users prefer to click the results found on organic SEO.

The trust level for the organic SEO results are much higher than those on pay-per-click, which showed on some studies as well. There is a particular study made and showed that 14% prefer pay-per-click, 29% stated that they are being annoyed by the paid listings and 66% showed that they do not trust the paid ads. So it is very clear that the level of trust for organic SEO is higher.

Indeed, a lot of people are now using the internet to get valuable information. A lot of users and searchers are aware of pay-per-click as marketing tool. There is a study again that showed not only 38% of searchers aware from the paid and unpaid search results. There are 54% that are aware that Google is the widely used and recognized as the well known search engine.

Another advantage of organic SEO is that the costs remain stable than the prices in pay-per click.

Pay-per-click may generate results more rapidly than an organic SEO. But of course, organic SEO can give lasting results. In pay-per-click when the budget runs out or when the company decided to terminate the campaign, the search results will end up too. In organic SEO, the optimized website can have an impact on the search engine results.

On Google, there are 72.3% who felt that organic SEO were more appropriate, and there are only 27.7 percent who felt pay-per-click are appropriate. In terms of Yahoo there is 60.8% for organic SEO and 39.2 for paid.

Absolutely, organic SEO has a lot of distinctive advantages than pay-per-click. With time and effort definitely your website will have effective organic search engine optimization.

But of course, it is really up to you which to choose from organic search engine optimization or pay-per-click. Just look into your distinctive situation before you decide which one to choose, choose wisely, because the method of search engine you will choose will have an impact on your website’s success.

About the Author: Article Author Eliza Maledevic from http://www.Jump2top.com, a SEO Company. Know our company profile at http://www.7seo.com & http://seo.xon.us

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Security of USB Ports and Flash Drives: Problems and Solutions

Posted by Jackie R. on March 1, 2007

Over the last few years, computers have started shipping with more and more USB connections – it’s that little rectangular plug usually found on the back (and now front and even sides) of your PC, used to connect all sorts of devices to your computer – keyboards, mice, scanners, cameras, MP3 players, and a myriad of others. In fact, it is now impossible to get a computer without one. One of the most popular uses is to connect small thumb drives (also known as pen drives or USB drives) in order to back up, store, and transport data. In such a fashion, these are quickly becoming the de facto replacement for both write-able CD-ROMS and floppy disks. Typically, these are either dedicated storage devices or integrated as part of portable music players (such as the ever popular iPod) and can hold anywhere from 128 megabytes to 80 gigabytes (enough for most companies ENTIRE record set).

What, exactly, is the problem with this? A standard, high-speed, easy to use connection for almost every device sounds like a great advantage for computer users.

Unfortunately, there are some very serious security implications associated with USB and its ease of use. The worst of these deals with letting data get into the wrong hands. There are several ways that someone interested in your data might leverage USB to get your sensitive information and take over your computer resources. Even worse, as these devices grow in capacity, the danger they pose also increases.

The root of the problem stems from the way Microsoft’s Windows® operating system handles plug and play devices (which is what USB devices are). As you may have noticed, whenever you plug anything into a USB port, nine times out of ten, Windows® will automagically recognize and configure that device for use. If it is a USB drive, it even gets a drive letter. If Windows® detects that the device isn’t classified as “removable”, it will automatically run certain files found on that drive. (This is known as auto-run and is enabled by default in Windows®.) While many of the drives on the market today are considered by Windows® as “removable”, certain USB drive vendors actually configure their drives so Windows® detects them as “permanent”, thus making them capable of “auto-running” these files.

Someone trying to get your information could use one of these devices with a specially crafted auto-run program. When it is inserted into a computer, Windows® will happily launch this program without even asking the user and very likely not even letting the user know something is happening.

This approach can be used in several ways to compromise your data and computers. An attacker could come to your location posing as a legitimate customer and manufacture some excuse to be alone with your computer for a few minutes (how many times have you left your computer unattended even for a few minutes to check on something or get a print out on a printer?) while they insert one of the small devices into the computer. Within a few seconds or minutes, hundreds of files could be copied to the USB drive (the new term for this is called “pod slurping”). They then unplug the drive and walk out of your business with data they can sell or otherwise use.

Another scenario involves an attacker at a trade show offering “free” USB drives –a very popular item. They might easily distribute hundreds of these if the convention is large enough. Anytime someone inserts one of these drives, it quickly goes about its job of finding sensitive data and emailing or uploading it someplace on the internet. Even worse, it could be used to install a virus, worms, or other malware onto the computer and allow the attacker to connect to the computer whenever they are ready, potentially by-passing any forms of firewalls, virus scanners, and other security measures.

However, this type of threat isn’t only limited to outside attacks. With the size of these drives and the power of readily available software, a disgruntled employee could easily and very quickly copy thousands of files and walk out the door without raising any suspicions even from the most carefully monitored network (Sound far fetched? There have been several reported cases of this.).

Even worse, the danger might not even be directly the cause of disgruntled employees or malicious attackers. Many people use these devices to keep a copy of their files as they travel or take them home to work on them after-hours. With the capacity and small physical size, a lot of data is kept in a way that can be easily lost or stolen. It’s easy to spot someone running away with your laptop bag, but if they slip the USB drive into a pocket, they become impossible to find. More dangerous is the doubting of theft: was it stolen or did you just happen to lose it? This leads to delayed reporting of the loss and potentially greater damage if it was indeed stolen.

Finally, if an employee does use these drives to take work home, is there any guarantee that the home computer is as well protected as the corporate one? Too many times have there been stories about malware making their way into a corporate setting because someone brought a USB drive from home that was infected. Since Windows® configures these drives on the fly, its possible that the anti-virus program could be by-passed since they may be only set to scan previously existing drives, allowing the virus to gain access to your company network.

So what can you do?

Thankfully, there are quite a few strategies that can help mitigate the risk of USB drives in your environment. Naturally, the strength of your solution will need to be tailored to the sensitivity of your data, the potential for harm, and the potential for attack. A bank will have much different exposure from this threat than would a cash-only craft’s store, although both should take care to protect their customer’s data.

Although it seems everyone jumps to the technical solutions first, one of the best ways to combat this problem is through a strong, well enforced policy regarding USB drives. If possible and applicable, USB drives should be prohibited. This includes everyone (even the IT staff and system administrators who are some of the most likely to want to use them, but also the most likely to go to conferences that offer them as free gifts!). This means anyone seeing a USB drive will know instantly that it shouldn’t be there and can report the incident immediately.

If this isn’t possible, their use should be permitted on a use-by-use basis to employees that have been made aware of the risk. Any drives of unknown origin (from vendors, gifts, etc) should be connected to an isolated machine to be scanned for viruses and wiped clean before use.

Once a good policy has been established, technical measures can be put into place to enforce it. One of the easiest and cheapest of these is to disable the use of USB ports from the BIOS. The BIOS controls many of the hardware settings of your computer and is typically accessed at the very onset of the boot up process – often a black screen with the manufactures logo on it.

Unfortunately, this means that ALL USB devices will be non-operational. With the spreading use of USB, this solution is impractical on newer machines since they don’t allow for traditionally connected keyboards and mice, only USB connected.

That leaves a software solution. Growing awareness of this problem has seen the introduction of software that allows you to control what kind of devices Windows® will allow to be connected and used. For example, keyboards and mice could be o.k., but any type of storage would be denied. Ultimately, this is the most flexible technical solution. Even better, as these products mature, they are allowing for centralized management. This means if John in accounting gets a scanner to digitize receipts, you could authorize its use from anywhere on the network.

Finally, if USB drives are an integral part of your business, and the use outweighs the risk, then all data should be encrypted on them. This keeps data from being readable should the drive get stolen or lost. There are many products out there that make this process simple and mostly transparent, and offer excellent levels of protection.

Three other strategies can also help mitigate the risk of USB drives if their use is a must in your company. These three are not directly related to USB concerns, but are good network security practices in general. First, special care should be taken to ensure that your users only have access to files and information that is commensurate with their job titles – don’t let the new hire have access to the president’s files! Second, don’t let your users run as full administrators of their own workstations – many viruses and Trojans rely on this for successful attacks. And finally, keep customers away from your computers if possible. Keep them behind a counter or out of sight. Using these three strategies help limit the amount of data accessible by hackers or disgruntled employees.

Many organizations have no need to allow these devices on all computers and should take steps to ensure they are not used. Those that do feel a need to use these devices should work on training their users and taking the appropriate actions to protect their data, both on their computers and while on the USB drives.

In fact, each company will likely need to investigate and adopt a blend of these strategies to meet their needs and still protect their data.

USB drives really do offer a vast improvement over floppy disks and CD-ROMs. They are fast, portable, and easily re-writeable, making them ideal for certain applications. Unfortunately, the things that make them so convenient can also make them very dangerous and their use must be tempered with knowledge of that danger and the risks weighed against the benefits.

David Hefley operates Meridian Consulting, an information technology firm based out of Lincoln, NE.

Copyright 2007 David Hefley

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Social Bookmarking for Internet Marketers

Posted by Jackie R. on March 1, 2007

Social bookmarking is one of the hottest Web 2.0 online trends. The concept of social bookmarking is about 10 years old, but due to it’s recent explosive growth, it has just now become one of the new internet “buzz words”.

It’s important for internet marketers to understand social book marking and how it can help them promote their products and services.

So, what is social bookmarking? What is social bookmarking’s purpose? Why is social bookmarking important to internet marketers?

What is Social Bookmarking? You are probably already familiar with bookmarking web sites, that you want to visit again, using your Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser. The bookmarks you create to these sites are for your personal use and are stored on your computer.

Social Bookmarking is the next step in bookmarking, where you and others can share bookmarks to web sites you think may be of interest to others. This is done via Social Bookmarking services. After you have signed up for the Social Bookmarking service, you will be allowed to register a website, site description and tags (keywords) with the service – this is a bookmark. You will also be allowed to share this bookmark, or you can keep it private (depending on the service). This information is stored by the Social Bookmarking service, and is not stored on your computer.

What is Social Bookmarking’s Purpose? There are really two major purposes behind social bookmarking.

1. The main purpose of social bookmarking is to have people with like interests bookmarks sites that they think would be useful, or interesting, to others who have the same interests. For example, I love fly fishing. Let’s say I find a site that contains some great custom-built fly fishing rods for an inexpensive price. I would bookmark that site with one of several possible bookmarking services. I would give the site I’m bookmarking a title, a description and tags (keywords) related to inexpensive custom built fly fishing rods. I would make sure the bookmark is set to public so others could find it, and would then have have created a social bookmark.

Now when people search the social bookmarking service, using the tag words used to define the bookmarked sites, they are presented with a list of related sites. Using our fly fishing example above – When someone searches for “fly fishing rods” they would be given a list of related sites, including the custom fly fishing rod site we bookmarked. Most bookmarking services also have a rating system so the most popular sites are at the top of the list.

2. Another great benefit of social bookmarking is, once you have social bookmarked your favorite sites, you can easily find those bookmarked sites from any computer connected to the internet. You simply log into the online social bookmarking service and find the website you bookmarked. This can be very helpful if you have many websites you like to monitor, when you are away from home and you are not at your primary computer.

Why is social bookmarking important to internet marketers? Since social bookmarking sites are generally very popular sites that get a lot of traffic, they have high Google page ranks and are visited often by search engines. Submitting your site to the social bookmarking services, increases the chance your site will be crawled by the search engines. I have seen my sites crawled by Google only one day after registering my site to social bookmarking services.

Submitting to social bookmarking services is also a great way to get one way, incoming, high page rank links coming to your website which helps increase your page rank.

But most importantly, if your website is seen as having value to a group of people, your bookmark can be rated highly and can create a ton of very targeted traffic to your website.

Social bookmarking is growing at a phenomenal rate and if you want to market on the internet, you need to add social bookmarking to your set of internet marketing tools.

Mike Gates is a home business entrepreneur, specializing in creating multiple income streams using information products, affiliate programs and network marketing.

Mike Gates is the author of the popular affiliate marketing tips guide AffiliatePayDay http://www.affiliatepayday.com

Mike teaches affiliate marketers how to earn residual monthly income from residual affiliate programs.

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Getting Inbound Links to Your Website

Posted by Jackie R. on February 25, 2007

One of the oldest and best ways to increase your search engine rankings and get visitors to your website is from inbound links. The importance of inbound links to your website will most likely never diminish. It’s no secret that search engines, especially Google, value quality inbound links to a website for higher rankings. However, these days the emphasis is not on the quantity of links, instead it is on quality. A couple dozen links to your site from related, high quality, authority sites are much more valuable to a search engine than hundreds of low quality links you obtained by exchanging with anyone that would say yes.

Before I tell you how to get quality inbound links to your website, I feel I should mention something you should definitely NOT do to obtain inbound links. Never participate in an automated link exchange program. These programs are useless. They don’t benefit you because you will be automatically exchanging with all sorts of low quality and unrelated sites. The search engines may even penalize your site for links obtained this way. Even manual link exchanges do not carry nearly as much weight as they once did.

However, manual link exchanges are not totally dead so if you do decide to do some “old fashioned” link exchanges, be sure you don’t exchange with sites where your link will be placed on a page with hundreds of other links and make sure the page your link is on is linked from their home page. Again it’s important to remember you only want to exchange with quality sites related to yours.

Now I will talk about my number one strategy for getting inbound links. And that strategy is… (drum roll please)… To write and submit articles related to your website niche. Be sure to have a resource box at the end of each article. Your resource box should mention a little about your expertise on the subject and have link to your website. If you write good, informative articles then other people will want to repost them on their websites. This will give you an inbound link for the search engines and also a link for human visitors to follow. It’s a win/win situation. And for the most part only people who have websites in your niche will repost your articles, so the inbound links you are getting are also relevant. Article marketing is nothing new or revolutionary but it does work and works very well.

Now here are some tips for increasing your inbound links by writing and distributing articles…

* Be sure to write original articles. If you purchase private label rights to articles, rewrite them to make them unique before submitting.

* If you are having a hard time getting started on an article all you have to do is search article directories for other articles on your topic. Find a few that you like and use ideas from them to write a new article in your own words. Remember, you can’t just copy another article. That is copyright violation. And it won’t be unique anyway so it won’t do much for you.

* If you are good at writing with a little humor then you might want to use that skill when writing articles. Humor is very powerful and can attract a lot of readers.

* Once you have a completely original article written, find a few quality websites in your niche and offer them your article for free with your resource box attached. You are not asking for a link exchange, you are simply giving away your informative article for free to selected sites.

* After you have a few good articles on a topic you should compile them into an ebook. Place a short author bio at the end of the ebook with a link to your website and allow other site owners in your niche to give it away free to their visitors. They can give it away as a “thank you” for signing up for their newsletter, as a gift for visiting their site, as a free bonus for purchasing their product or any other way they want to give it away. Once your ebook gets into a few people’s hands it will be passed around more and more, thus giving you inbound links and a boost of traffic to your site.

* Submit your articles to a few of the top article directories. When doing this you aren’t so much doing it for the inbound link from the directory itself. Of course, that link doesn’t hurt but the main reason for submitting to these directories is to get your article in front of other website owners who will republish it on their sites. Two of the top directories to submit your articles to are Lighthouse Article Directory and http://goarticles.com

* Publish links to your articles in community based popularity sites. A well “dugg” article can generate thousands of visitors to your website as well as inbound links.

* Network and build good relationships with maybe 10-20 quality site owners in your niche. The higher their site is ranked, the better. Help each other with site promotion, content ideas and article exchanges. Not only will this build relevant and quality inbound links to your website, it will also get you some good friends and JV partners who will prove to be very valuable to your business as time goes on.

Overall there are many benefits of writing and submitting articles. You get inbound links which help with your search engine rankings among other things. Articles also help to establish you as an expert in your niche, bring you targeted traffic and provide you with free advertising. A little time spent each day writing and distributing articles can do incredible things for your website and business.

The author of this excellent article is Henry. He is a SEO expert.

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Keyword Elite – The Keyword Density Factor

Posted by Jackie R. on February 25, 2007

There are an incredible amount of companies offering services to increase search engine ranking on the market at the moment. This is because, anyone who uses any Internet marketing methods already knows that search engine optimization is the the key to success. Search engine marketing works since almost everyone uses search engines to find what they are looking for on the Net. However, the reality is that none of these companies that promise search engine ranking can really guarantee success. Search engines use complicated algorithms that are simply too difficult to ever really crack. And if someone did manage to figure out the precise algorithm, it wouldn’t matter, since the search engines periodically, update their algorithms to prevent a breach to their integrity.

For example, Google factors over 100 variables in their algorithms. Although it is difficult to determine the running order of importance to the various factors, it is generally agreed that keyword density is a deciding factor used for search engine ranking. Keywords are simply the words and phrases that a surfer types into the search box to find the relevant information available on the Net. The search engines in turn provides the surfer with a listing of websites related to their query. If you type in ‘sailing’, then you do not want to look at a web page that mentions the word only once as it is likely not to contain the information that you are looking for. However, if the web page mentions the phrase “sailing” ten times, then it is much more likely to contain the information that you seek. This is the clear reason why keyword density is such an important variable.

Keyword density refers to the number of times a given keyword is mentioned in an article. It is found by dividing the number of occurrences of the keyword by the total number of words in the article. So, if you have an article with 10 keyword occurrences out of 200 words, the keyword density is 2%. Although it varies by search engine, a good rule is to maintain keyword density between 3 and 5 percent. Also, articles with the keyword in the title are generally considered more relevant than those without. It is also important to remember that search engines will penalize you for blatant plastering of keywords, so do not exceed 5%!

The exact phrases that are entered into the search engine are termed, ‘primary keywords’. Words that are the same as the ‘primary keyword’ but with a slight modification in grammar are called ‘tier one’ keywords. For example a primary keyword could be ‘bicycle part’ and a ‘tier one’ keyword ‘bicycle parts’ The ‘tier one’ keywords should be used just the once in the first or second paragraph. ‘Tier two’ keywords are words that relate to the ‘primary keyword’. So if the primary keyword was ‘bicycle parts’ then ‘tier two’ keywords may include words such as: seat, wheels, spokes, handlebars etc..These keywords do not need to have any specific density but should be used naturally throughout the article. Lastly, variations of the keyword are the final consideration. For ‘bicycle part’ they could be: bicycle, part, bicycles, parts and should never exceed the 5% density rule.

Again, the success of these tips will vary from search engine to search engine. However, following these guides will boost rankings by telling the search engine that your article is relevant to the keyword typed in by the surfer. You will need to experiment with the formula to find the best way to boost your rankings. Attaining an optimal keyword density is not the only variable in scoring high on the search engines, but it is one of the most important ones so be sure to take the time to find the keyword density formula that works best for you.

About the Author
joseph royal is professional internet marketer. To known the tips and more information on keywords,seo

visit this blogs : http://keywordblow.blogspot.com

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Search Engine Optimization Tips – How To Quickly Get Your Website Indexed

Posted by Jackie R. on February 25, 2007

If you have trying to get your website listed in the search engines you may have missed these two proven strategies which cost nothing to use. As well as this you can also improve your rankings and generate consistent free traffic.

Before you start its best to use both of the following strategies together for maximum effect and if you keep using them you will start to rank higher in the search engine results pages allowing you to generate hundreds of free visitors to your website everyday.

The first strategy involves setting up a blog on your website using a free script called Word Press. Its well known that search engines will index blogs faster than any other pages on your website. To get listed as quickly as possible it works best if you install the blog in your root directory (so the blog will be on your home page).

If you install the blog in a new folder on your website which is not the root directory you can still get listed very quickly but just not as fast as using it on your home page. If you have a new website you can always move the blog from the root directory to another folder once you have got indexed in the search engines.

Once the blog is set up you need to start posting new content at least once per day but preferably multiple times per day. You don’t have to write the content yourself as you can just use articles that are available on article directories but make sure that the information is related to your domain and contains relevant keywords.

To instantly attract the search engines to your blog you can use the next strategy which involves writing an article that is relevant to your website and then submit it to Go Articles for free. The article only has to be around 300 words long and it works best if the content is closely related to your website (don’t forget to include your website link at the bottom of the article).

Although the search engines will eventually notice your blog and index the content you can speed up the process by submitting an article to Go Articles who will list it instantly. It doesn’t take long to write one article and you should be able to attract the search engines within a day or two.

The great thing about this process is that you are using legitimate methods to attract the search engines and it costs you absolutely nothing to implement. If you decide to keep posting content on your blog and keep submitting articles to article directories you will improve your rankings and start generating free traffic.

About the Author
This article was written by Simon Akers who is the editor of the Marketing Oasis newsletter, a free internet marketing ezine packed with tips to help you succeed and increase your profits: http://www.MarketingOasis.com.

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DesertSky Marketing makes history in surf industry!

Posted by Jackie R. on February 11, 2007

It is true! DesertSky Marketing managed to full refund its members from its early venture who closed sometimes in November. DSM admin Dustin has sticked true to his word and here’s his update on this issue. It has created a big news in this industry because the so-called refunds are usually empty promises and mis-used by the departing admins to make their exits look more honorable.

Today DesertSky Marketing makes auto-surf history!! When DSM-1 shut down on November 12th, they owed 500 members. As of today, February 10th, DSM has finished paying in full (upgrades plus profit) ALL 500 of those members!! DesertSky Marketing is the first auto-surf program in the history of this industry that closed its program, re-opened, and paid ALL members from the previous program in FULL with profit. Now there have been a very few programs that refunded their members to a break-even point, but DesertSky Marketing paid its members profit too!

Members from DSM-1 received the following:
1. Members who joined between September 22 – October 15 were paid 110% total of their upgrade(s).
2. Members who joined between October 16 – October 31 were paid 105% of their upgrade(s).
3. Members who joined between November 1 – November 10 (last day upgrades were accepted) were refunded their ad pack purchases.

If you were one of the 500 original DSM members, please post in all the forums you are a member of that DesertSky Marketing paid you in full (upgrades plus profit).

Also, go vote on all the monitors:
http://www.desertskymarketing.net/module.php?mod=otherpage&page=Monitoring

Together, we have accomplished something no other surf site can claim. We saw DSM-1 wasn’t going to be successful, we closed it down, we made a plan, and we delivered with very little drama.

DesertSky Marketing ~ you can count on us!

Striving for excellence,

Dustin & Debs
DesertSky Marketing

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Boosting your PageRank by writing quality articles

Posted by Jackie R. on February 10, 2007

Google is arguably the most popular search engine in the last few years and it will continue to dominate the industry for many years to come. Therefore, the meaning of pagerank has become even more significant because that’s the buzzword when it comes to SEO. Pagerank is a term and system invented by Google to rank the importance of the sites. However, in actual fact, PR number you see is really an outdated number because there is no real time updating by Google. I guess the reason is to prevent people from using unscrupulous methods to jack up the PR and hence attain a high ranking.

What is really advantageous for having a good PR ranking is for the purpose of link selling. It is just like a personal achievement record for a real estate agent because you know if the agent sells with distinctive records, he/she must be an expert hence their chances of getting the business from you may be higher compared to someone newer. If you site is new, it will be at PR 0 and you really need to work hard if you wish to increase this number. There are many possible ways to do that, but the two most important things to do are of course write quality content and building quality incoming links. Just be doing these two main strategies alone will set your site to a higher ranking of PR 3 or 4 in 2 to 3 months time.

For me, the most important criteria is still writing quality content because I regard my blog as new and hence I find it difficult to get quality incoming links. Therefore the only way is to continue to post quality articles and I hope what I have written is informative.

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DesertSky Marketing is rated a success with new milestone reached

Posted by Jackie R. on February 9, 2007

I feel I need to give Dustin of DesertSky Marketing a well-deserved credit for the way he has steered DSM around. He has proved to be a competent admin who is near the class of the CEP’s mavericks. DSM has reached a new milestone with over $100K of adpacks sold in a single day. Here is the update from Dustin:

We have hit another milestone. Yesterday DesertSky Marketing sold over $100,000 in ad packs in only one day! Thank you for making DesertSky Marketing such a huge success!

We have also paid in full (upgrades plus profit) all AlertPay members from DSM-1. All, as in 100%, everyone, total, complete, etc. 🙂 Thee are now just 71 Egold members who are owed a balance from DSM-1. We will make payments these members this weekend and pay most of them in full as well.

Yes, this is what the industry needs now! With CEP and DSM programs around, a strong shot will surely be injected into the profit sharing surf industry for months to come. Guys, just be the supporters of these honest sites will be sufficient. Why do you want to risk your money to unknown admins when these top guys should be the ones you stick out with.

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