Free Directories: Increase Your Web Popularity

Increase the traffic to your website and get more sales!!!

A simple strategy is to list your website with free online directories.  This can lead new visitors straight to your website and play a significant role in improving your search engine ranking.

Below are 25 Australian directories where you can list your site for free.  Make sure you use a free email address (Gmail, Live, Yahoo, Hotmail) to sign up to these free directories, so you don't cop a whole lot of spam in your primary email address.

www.cracker.com.au
  -  Click on "Post Ad"

www.HotFrog.com.au
  -  Click on "Add your business"

www.GumTree.com.au
  -  Click on "Post an ad"

www.truelocal.com.au
  -  Click on "Add Business"

http://sydney.craigslist.com.au
  -  Click on "Post to classifieds"

www.street-directory.com.au
  -  Click on "Add Your Business"

www.bigroo.com.au
  -  Click on "Add a Free listing"

www.turnpike.net/directory.html
  -  Click on "Add URL to Directory"

www.dmoz.org
  -  Select the category where you want to be listed
  -  Click “suggest URL” located on top navigation

www.google.com/places
- Click Get Started
- You will need to set up a Google Account

www.dlook.com.au
- Click on the button Advertise
- Click on the button Add Free Listing
- Add details of your business
- Choose Advertising Plan (Free Listing)
- Categorise your business
- Add Tags
- Add Service Hours

www.aussiepages.com.au
- Click Login Now on top right of the page
- Click Submit Listing
- Fill details to create an account
- Confirm email address
- Login to your account
- Click Add Listing and fill in your business details

www.searchmysuburb.com.au/getlisted
- Click Click Here To Register Now
- Fill details to create an account
- Confirm email address
- Login to your account
- Click Add New Business Listing on the left side of the page
- Choose Advertising Plan (Free Listing)
- Fill up the form with your business details
- Click Submit (Note: After your listing has been submitted a representative will contact you to confirm your details.)

www.startlocal.com.au
- Click Add Your Business Free on top right of the page
- Fill details
- Confirm your email
- The team will review your listing before it's being published on their site

www.FindInAustralia.com
- Click bottom right corner:  Place Your Page Now

www.ufound.com.au/SignUp/free.aspx
- Fill in the form with your and your business details
- Confirm your email address

www.aussiedirectory.com.au
- Click Submit Link on the left of the page
- Choose Regular Listing and fill in the form details
- The team will review your listing before it's being published on their site

www.livepages.com.au/free_listings.php
- Click Start Listing Setup
- Fill in the details
- Click Activate Listing
- Confirm your email address

www.aussieweb.com.au/add-listing.aspx
- Fill in the details
- Submit your listing

www.streetcorner.com.au
- Pick your city
- On the top navigation click on the link:  FIND IT LOCAL
- Then click on the sub navigation link:   BUSINESS
- The click on the link:  ADD BUSINESS

www.ineedto.com.au
- Click on the button: Advertise with us
- Choose FREE at the bottom of the page
- Fill in the details

www.ourpatch.com.au
- Click on the button:  Business Directory
- Then click on the button:  List your Business
- Choose Free
- Fill in the details

www.bondiclassifieds.com.au
- Click on the button:  POST A FREE AD
- Login / Register
- Fill in the details of you and your business
- Confirm your email

www.yellowbook.com.au
- Choose your state
- Scroll to the bottom click on:  Add New listing
- Fill in the details of you and your business
- The team will review your listing before it's being published on their site


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Web Marketing Strategy
www.LukeHayes.com.au

Is Guest Blogging Dead?

What did Matt Cutts (Google’s SEO spokes-person) mean when he said:
“Stick a fork in it – guest blogging is done.”





Guest blogging isn’t dead by any means.

  • Guest posts on your BLOG is still a great strategy if you’re doing it to add quality content to your website.
  • Writing a guest post to go on another website should be done not primarily to get a link back to your own site, but instead to get yourself in front of a large audience of potential new customers.  Writing a quality post that gets read by potential customers is a great way to positively build your branding, get publicity, and ultimately more traffic to your site and sales.

 

What Matt Cutts meant when he targeted guest blogging with his comments: 

  • Do not post low-quality content, that has zero value for the reader.
  • Do not post rubbish as an excuse to get your back-links on another website.

 

Guest blogging isn’t just an SEO tactic.  Producing quality content is an excellent promotional strategy.  The opportunity to post on a popular blog is just as important as the opportunity to get an article published in a printed magazine.

 

To your website and business success,
www.LukeHayes.com.au
Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

4 Tips For Hiring An SEO Company

If you want to hire an SEO company to optimise your website, these 4 tips should help you avoid some of the scammers out there.





  1. Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.  This is an immediate indication that they are not ethical.

  2. No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.
    Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever.

  3. Avoid secretive companies that won't clearly explain what they intend to do to your website.
    Ask for explanations if something is unclear. If an SEO creates deceptive or misleading content on your behalf, such as doorway pages or "throwaway" domains, your site could be removed entirely from Google's index. Ultimately, you are responsible for the actions of any companies you hire, so it's best to be sure you know exactly how they intend to "help" you. If an SEO has FTP access to your server, they should be willing to explain all the changes they are making to your site.

  4. You should never have to link to an SEO.
    Avoid SEOs that talk about the power of "free-for-all" links, link popularity schemes, or submitting your site to thousands of search engines. These are typically useless exercises that don't affect your ranking in the results of the major search engines -- at least, not in a way you would likely consider to be positive.

 

 

To your website success,
www.LukeHayes.com.au
Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

Rate Your Websites Google SEO Effectiveness

It’s simple… if your website is featured at the top of Google you will get more traffic and make more money.

Below is a summary of the main things Google is looking for to determine the best web page for a Page 1 ranking.  As we go through this checklist, let’s pretend to be scientists and rate your website to determine what you are doing well and what you are doing badly.



 

1. HTML tags (Meta tags, Heading tags and Alt text):
What would you score your website and pages out of 10?

2. Focussed, quality content:
What would you score your website and pages out of 10?

3. Fresh content:
Every time Google spiders your pages and nothing has changed your content is considered old. What would you score your website for regular updates, changes and new content out of 10?

4. Reputation / how long your website has been around:
If your website has only been around a few months Google will not rank you as high as if your website had been around for 10 years. Rate yourself out of 10?

5. Reputation & Popularity / how many backlinks do you have out on the Internet:
If your competitors have 500 backlinks, then you need to aim for 500. If your competitors have links on high profile websites, you need backlinks on high quality websites. Rate yourself out of 10?

6. Reputation & Popularity / how many people are interested in you and talking about you:
Social signals like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are a BIG indicator for Google. The main social site is Facebook. How would you rate the success of your social media performance out of 10?

By evaluating your SEO efforts, you can improve your website ranking and increase the number of people visiting your site.

 

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Web Marketing Strategy
Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

Getting off the Google Blacklist

 

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Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

How Does Google Search and Ranking Work?

 

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www.LukeHayes.com.au
Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

“The What” and “The How” of Getting To The Top Of Google results.

O.M.G.  Facebook is now the number 1 factor for getting your website ranked on the top of Google.

Research firm Searchmetrics studied billions of search results and indicators for 10,000 selected keyword phrases.  They were able to pinpoint what gets a website to the top of Google rankings.

See the results of the study below in a graph that clearly shows what SEO factors pushed websites higher in the Google rankings.  Notice that Facebook accounted for 4 out of the top 5 SEO strategies.



CRITICAL LESSON
If you want to get your website to the top of Google, then get a professional Facebook page and include plenty of links to your website.  Build an audience (Facebook FANs) and encourage them to interact (click LIKE and SHARE and COMMENT) on your Facebook page.

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You can tap into hundreds of millions of users already on Facebook,
and drive word-of-mouth to a wide circle of their friends.

Call us today: (02) 8003 5562 or EMAIL US



To your Facebook and web success,
www.LukeHayes.com.au
Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

 

How To Get Started With Google +

If you own a business and you are not on Google + yet, then get started now.
Watch a short Google + video now



The main reason why I think you SHOULD create a Google + Business Page

Google is the door way to the World Wide Web.  From a business perspective, if you want your business to be found on the Internet then you have to be prominent on Google.

 

Big business is embracing Google +

Google adoption by the world’s 100 biggest companies.
GREY is May 2012


 

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www.LukeHayes.com.au
Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

Top of Google with a Content Strategy

When people are looking for products and services just like yours, their first port of call is Google. So it goes without saying that we need to get your website on page 1 of Google or your site will be invisible.

One of the key strategies for getting to the top of Google is to add regular fresh content to your website.  So you need a content strategy.

What is Web Content?
Information, articles, reviews, tips, blog posts, newsletters, comparisons, white papers, interviews, webinars, podcasts, images, animations, videos, live events and so on.  Be generous with what you share. Quality content positions you as an expert and a leader.  It develops a trust between you and your readers or prospects.

Google Loves Content
If you only have a few web pages that are never updated, Google will ignore you.  The more quality content you have the more it helps build your websites popularity.

If you put quality content out on the Internet other websites will start linking to you.  They will also LIKE, SHARE, re-TWEAT and COMMENT on it.  This also builds your Google ranking and helps to get you listed at the top of the search engines.

When potential customers are searching online for information, make sure it is your website they find.  Get to the top of Google.  Regular quality content is a key ingredient.

For help getting your website to the top of Google give me a call or email.  I'll get your website on page 1 of Google guaranteed, then you get more visitors, more sales, more profit.

To your web success,
www.LukeHayes.com.au
Web Marketing Strategy

Best Selling Author of Website Masterplan

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