(You want to do this because you want your blog to show up on the first page of Google when somebody searches for the subject of your blog. And Google favors blogs that are linked to by other high page rank sites; the likes of Google-favorites such as Squidoo confer lots of “authority” back to your own blog.)
Now, in Part Two, we’ll look at a few other things you can do to help get your blog a higher placement in those all important search engine page results (SERPs).
* Twitter tells the world (and Google) that you’ve got a new web site
To show up in Google, your new sites need to be “spidered” by Google’s “bots.” One way to let Google know that these sites have been created is to use Twitter. Google and Twitter are closely linked and that relationship shows no signs of waning.
So send out a tweet like this one:
“Check out my new site about discount electronic widget adaptors at http://www.squidoo.com/discount-electronic-widget-adapters”
Obviously, use an url shortener like TinyUrl or Is.gd to stay under Twitter’s 140 character limit.
Do this for every single new page you just created: the one at HubPages, the one at Xanga, and so on.
You don’t want to spam or annoy your Twitter followers, so use a FREE Twitter message timer like Twuffer.com so that all these tweets to go out at different times. (I use the “Schedule” function in MarketMeSuite. I also use MarketMeSuite to get backlinks to my blog…)
* Now tell other important web sites about your new ones
Next, use SocialMarker.com, ShareThis.com or OnlyWire.com to tell all the important social bookmarking sites, like Digg, Reddit and others about your new web pages. Google crawls most sites on the web once a day — assuming they have new content. On the other hand, because these social bookmarking sites are being updated every split second, Google crawls them every hour.
This procedure will take a little time if you don’t already have an account with these bookmarking sites, but it is VERY important. DO NOT skip this step.
* So first, you’ll have to visit Digg and all these other sites and create an account. If possible, select their “keep me logged in” option.
* Let’s say you use SocialMarker. Go to SocialMarker.com, fill in the fields under “Bookmark details” for ONE of your new sites, (using your keyword phrase at least once) and hit “submit.”
PS: always select the “make this link public” option!
Make sure you include the “Do Follow” sites, too, like JumpTags. While there is some controversy over whether or not this designation still matters, many SEO experts believe that links from sites that are set up as “do follow” (i.e., designed so that Google will “follow” them) are better for your SERPs.
* Social Marker will take you to Digg, Reddit and all the other sites one at a time. Remember, you are already signed in to those sites, so it will only take a few seconds each to submit your new blog or site.
Social Marker also requires some trial and error to master, but again: practice makes perfect! You’ll also need patience. This procedure takes a while.
Then use SocialMarker, OnlyWire or ShareThis to “bookmark” each of your new sites, one at a time.
When you’re done, you’ve just created another set of backlinks to your new sites, coming from places Google considers important, like Digg and Mixx.com.
And REMEMBER: the more links your blog has from other sites, the more likely it is that your site will show up on Google’s first page.
(In Part Three, I’ll tell you more about a report with lots of tips I’ve found helpful in getting some of my sites on the first page of Google.)