How Can I Encourage Others To Link To My Site?

I’ve written before about the importance of generating some authority links from niche sites to go alongside any created by tools like Ultimate Demon.

To add authority, to “mix it up” and stay safe as well as for great SEO benefits, getting some links from your niche peers or some international authority sites is a fantastic tactic. So how do you do it?

Quality as well as quantity

Did you think that the idea of creating links was now frowned upon in the world of SEO? If so, then you are wrong because it actually still plays an integral role in helping to improve your positioning on the search engines. However, it has to be stressed that the way in which you go about getting those links, and the types you get, has certainly changed over the years thanks to Google and this is certainly something that has to be taken into consideration.

The Types Of Links To Target.

For the sake of SEO purposes, the types of links that you need to target for your website must have some common ground with what you do. It is also beneficial for you to link with websites that provide value to their visitors and are seen as a bit of an authority in what they do as that link now becomes even more valuable for ranking purposes.

Sure you want to use tools like Ultimate Demon to create most of your links, but I can;t stress how important it is outside of “churn and burn” methodology to create some real value here.

You see, Google love to rank websites that have something important to give to visitors and when a website has more links to other sites of the same ilk, then they believe that new people searching will love you as well. What this basically means is that you need to be clever when selecting who to try to encourage to link to you because the wrong decision could have disastrous consequences.
Basically, you should be looking for blogs, educational websites, directories, even social media profiles that have some kind of common ground with what you do. All of this will bode well for your ability to rank better, but of course you still need to tackle one major problem. How exactly do you get people to link to you?

Persuasion Is Key.

Ultimate Demon isn’t a contact tool, it’s a link placement and content propagation tool.

Edwinsoft’s premier SEO application takes content, takes a list of linking sites, takes your link targets, and puts the three together and broadcasts the result.

That’s great for many niches. It’s certainly good enough for churn and burn. But what if you wanted more? What if you planned to keep a website up and earning for years at a time? How would you go about doing this?

In order to persuade people to link to you it is important that they feel they will get some value from it all. They must look at your site and feel that they do indeed have something in common with what you have to offer. Do they agree with your point of view on certain things? Do they feel that you go about your business the correct way? Do they see that linking to you is going to help their own cause through an increase in the number of people aware of their mere existence? This all plays a part, and more, when encouraging others to link back to you.
To persuade people to link you need to sell yourself to them and speak of the mutual benefit of doing this. Be prepared to answer any questions about your website including what you hope the future to be for both your site and your business. How are you planning on increasing your number of hits? What marketing do you do or plan on doing in the future? By doing this, you are showing other people that you take your website seriously and they will feel more inclined to link to your site and join you on this particular ride.

It’s Free Of Course

It is also important to stress that these links cost nothing and it does show a mutual respect for what one another does on the Internet. It does act as a kind of endorsement, but then that is why there has to be that sense of wanting to be associated with a certain website to install some confidence in the link actually being worthwhile. You see, think about it this way. Would you advertise your business in a trade based magazine or newspaper that had nothing to do with your business? Of course not as it would be a waste of time, money, and effort. Instead, you would get so much more out of advertising in the correct place and that place is a website with similar interests and who gets visitors that could very well be interested in what you have to offer.

Ultimate Demon And Webmaster Contact Together

Basically, to get others to link to your website you need to spend time finding the most appropriate links in the first place and then set about selling yourself to them. This is something that does take practice and not everybody is going to want to be associated with you. However, just keep in mind that it is better for you from a ranking point of view to have the correct links from the outset as Google will then see you as being more of an authority and rank you higher.
Now, is that not something that is appealing to you?

Indexing Your Content And Links In Google

Ultimate Demon, like many other tools comes with a built in “ping” utility. It’s a very powerful way of altering other interested websites (mostly blogs) that you have new content that they might be interested in.

A Tiered Structure SEO

Back in the day, this was often enough to get your content indexed, and sometimes even ranked. Not so much any more.

The Tiered Linking Solution

Ultimate Demon of course allows you to create tiered link structures, the idea being that  the first layer is a powerful authoritative link set that points directly to your site, the second layer “powers” up the first by supplying it with its own authority. The third layer is an indexing layer, effectively ensuring that the second layer is discovered.

Traditional link pyramids such as those created by Ultimate Demon do this very well, but there are less spam filled ways to get your direct link profiles found and indexed. Particularly if you are only creating a few links, say less than 100, and creating them over time. Then read on to see other ways of surviving the “link spam” jungle without contributing yourself.

The Issue At Hand

There is no doubt that if you are able to get your content indexed on Google, then it is going to make a huge difference to the amount of traffic that you can rightfully expect to get. However, for some people the problem is in actually getting the content to appear in the first place, but there are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that this is not just a possibility, but something that actually happens. The good news is that you do not need to be some kind of expert to achieve this as you will now see.

What Does Indexed Mean?

First, we should perhaps explain what we mean by the term “indexed”. Basically, every single time that you write a blog post or change something on your website you want the search engines to know about it. The reason is that this will allow people to find your freshest content and freshest updates to your website because surely you do not want people searching for whatever it is you offer to be given out of date information?
What Google does is it sends out its spiders across the web to check for changes to websites. These spiders then report back that changes have been made, including what they are, so your own individual index is then changed on the search engine database to reflect that.

Getting Your Content Indexed Quickly.

So, let’s say you have made some changes and clearly you want to be indexed as quickly as possible. Well, there are several things that you can do right now that will help to speed up the process.

Your XML Sitemap.

First, you need to have an XML sitemap in place and to then submit this to Google via their Webmaster Tools section. If your website has been constructed using WordPress, then creating this map is very easy as there are various plugins that you can download that will do it all for you. However, if you use something other than WordPress, then it is still easy enough as there are various websites that will produce one for you as the coding can be quite complex, so this makes sure that everything is absolutely fine before you submit it to Google.
If you need any help, then Google can certainly point you in the right direction as it makes their life so much easier when this sitemap has been submitted to them, so they are only too happy to help.

Use Social Media To Your Advantage.

Google loves social media and they have actually placed even more importance on the connection between your content and the likes of Facebook with recent updates to their search algorithm. What you need to do here is to post about your updates on your social media profiles and really let the world know, which means your contacts and friends list, that some change has been made to your website and they should go and check it out.
However, with this you need to go a bit further and try to encourage people on your social media to share your link via their own profiles and to submit comments. The reason for this is that Google love to see what is being discussed and shared on these sites, so they then place some added importance on those updates. If you do it right, then you can be indexed in next to no time, but you do need the network to achieve this.

Get Google Themselves To Help You.

Yep, Google can also help you with getting your content indexed and the key is to go to their Webmaster Tools section and check out a feature that they have on there called Fetch. The idea behind Fetch is that it shows you what their very own spider sees, but it then advises you on what you need to do in order to get it to index things faster.
It will teach you how to optimize your content better, to understand links better, and to quickly troubleshoot any additional issues that have been identified. By doing this, you will then find that Google will pay more attention to any changes that you then make and any new content will be indexed faster than ever before.
To use Fetch you really need to do the following.
First, log into your Google account, or if you do not have one get it set up as it is free and easy to do. You then need to go to the Webmaster Tools section and link your domain to that account. Once again this is easy to do and then click on your domain within this account.
When you do this, you will see a list of options down one side and look for the option that says “crawl” because in there is the link to Fetch. When this opens you simply enter the URL of either your website or the URL that contains the page that has been updated and then hit that Fetch button.
After this has been done, you should see an option to submit to index and of course you need to click on that to allow Google to do their thing. Out of the two options you should then think about only really using the “crawl only this URL” option and the listing will then get a green tick beside a box saying that it is completed.
That really is all that you need to do with Fetch although, as we indicated earlier, there are additional options available that will help you to optimize your content. However, if you want to stick to the basics and just get things indexed faster, then that is all you really need to think about doing.
Having your content indexed is extremely important. Without it, you will find that it becomes harder for people to even be aware that you exist and they will certainly have difficulty in finding your listing online. Do not allow yourself to slide into obscurity especially when you can do things that cost you absolutely no money whatsoever.
Follow the tips listed above and you will see a difference not only in getting your content indexed at all, but also the speed at which it happens.

Ultimate Demon’s Part In This

It is still preferable to use automation to find and create powerful first tier links, particularly if you are supporting a great number of sites. Doing it by hand, creating hundreds of relationships is rarely possible.

Most webmasters are incredibly selfish and will not link out to new sites. If they link out at all (and some don’t) it’s almost always to established authority sites that are not in direct competition with them for traffic or sales.

Google has instilled a great deal of fear in webmasters who are now running scared of creating outbound links to “bad areas”, so most don;t create outbound links to any site that isn’t already a very well established authority.

In short, without using Edwinsoft’s tools or similar,  new sites stand virtually no chance.

It used to be bad, Google’s deliberate campaign of fear mongering has made an already selfish way of working almost a “closed shop” where newcomers with new ideas are actively discouraged.

Links still represent more than 50% of your SEO potential. Creating your own is about the only way in there is. But for all that, it doesn’t have to be, and indeed shouldn’t be a spam exercise with hundreds of thousands of redundant indexing links created. 2 tiers should be ample, use the methods above to get indexed.

Bye Bye Page Rank. What’s Going To Be The Next Authority Metric

I posted something very similar to this last month and had a storm of emails regarding alternatives. I’ve been asked by Katie Smith to put her take on this topic here for you guys to read.

How to measure trust and authority of webpages for SEO purposes

We are all hoping that Ultimate Demon 2.0 or whatever the next SEO tool that Edwinsoft produce does indeed refer to some sort of trust and authority metric in the same way as the original Ultimate Demon allows you to fetch Page rank details. It’s really important to many at the hard end of SEO to cherry pick their link targets for power.

The Old Way

For over a decade now, Google page rank has served as a major algorithm that comes in play whenever ranking of sites happens. However, the last 5 years have been a grind, with Google seemingly losing interest in the tool and exploring other ways of doing things. It is not yet definitive what the company will do, but at this point, it is safe to assume that this way of doing things is dead. These occurrences have been a long time coming. In the last several years, the internet giant has reduced the mummer of times it updates the software from 4 in a year to once in two years a while back. Even though this may pose the demise of a truly efficient ways of doing things, it heralds a new era where innovative entrants flourish. Well, here is a look at some of the top possible solutions.

1. Trust flow from majestic

This metric looks at how pages actually relate to others, where one trustworthy site will link to a stream of others until effect is achieved. Usually a pattern creates rankings according to reliability of content as well measures of professionalism. While it is hard to find such systems lacking in flaws, there is a chance that this solution is the strongest reliable ranking base of the future.

2. Page authority from Moz

This method uses a complicated set of parameters to decide the position at which a page ranks. A machine-oriented process looks at logarithmic scores and compares them to how easy it is to move from one score to the other and back for every site. There are many similarities between the way page authority and page rank use scores. While older versions of this product lean towards a conservative application of parameters, current actions show a marked disassociation. Perhaps the company is using this algorithm to position itself strongly in that area.  We can never see Ultimate Demon making any sort of application call to Moz. Rand would blow a fuse. He’s unthinkingly against all automation in his luddite enclave – well other than his own massively overpriced toolset or trivial trinkets, the better of which have functionality which is far more cheaply available elsewhere

3. Host rank

This virtual facility differs from others in that ranking does not make use of a logarithmic scale. The item of choice here is a linear scale whose applicability has a minimum of zero and no set maximum. Host rank carefully examines the scales to determine the spread between any two websites in a bid to rank them. Due to the nature of the scale that comes into use here, the scores can be dynamic, making it very easy to obtain a detailed, reliable scoop on who ranks where and what state of affairs bring about such interpretations. We can see the possibility of Ultimate Demon using this as an authority metric. Host Rank, while not carrying the kudos of a couple of the other solutions here, seem to have a great deal of this already tied up nicely and has a great application/call feature set already built in. They also seem to be SEO friendly. Watch this sapce.

4. Ahref’s url rank

This method evaluates the use of links. In its setting, a back link is far more important than any other type because of its strength in moving traffic. If there are many backlinks to a page, the assumption is that a wide range of users keep using these links so long as they find a valid answer to their question at the other end. Generally, this method lets its rating to pass through to another page. This is a chain process that seems to go on forever but the final result is always great. Ahref has been promoted by the owner of BHW forums (Diamond Damien) on his subscribers newsletters. A nod if ever there was one that the developers might be open to application calls from SEO tools such as Ultimate Demon being implemented in the near future.

While it’s not our favourite tool, it is a little expensive for instance, and the results can be flaky. It does at least have an SEO friendly outlook.

5. Google’s own solution

There exists a belief that Google is working around the weaknesses of its earlier algorithms to develop avenues that look at a wide range of factors related to web responsiveness. A key factor of this new patent looks at the best way of examining and quantifying links, especially the ones that originate from external sites with absolutely no relationship to the site under assessment. There are also areas that inculcate the use of ideas that seem to borrow from topic sensitive versions of Page Rank.

Google has over the years kept its cards very close to its chest in regards to the future of Google rank. There have been mixed signals over the years, with promises not to update, followed by irregular updates and huge spells of inactivity. It is not yet clear what is going to happen but there exists alternatives that marketers and optimizers can work with to construct the correct ranking trends. It is important to note that Google has not expressly talked about the deletion of the program, but simply hinted that updates will not come. This may mean that previous versions will keep working.

It may be that nothing takes over, and we are left with multiple solutions to the issue of authority recognition. In which case Edwinsoft may need to implement calls to more than one authority portal from within Ultimate Demon 

What Will Replace Page Rank As A Trust Metric?

While we wonder what the new Edwinsoft software will bring, and how they might improve and alter the feature set of Ultimate Demon, there is one aspect that used to be vitally important to marketers which is now under some confusion. That is “trust”

What is next for trust and authority ranks in SEO

The de-facto trust metric used to be Page rank. Websites were valued primarily on this algorithm alone. While over the past 5 years it has seen a gradual decline, it is fair to say that it is now, as predicted, completely dead and buried. It has only been updated once in 2 years and there are officially no plans to ever update it again.

In other words, a new website bought now will never achieve Pr at all. No matter how hard it tries and where it gets links from.

Like the Monty Python Parrot Sketch says.

Page rank is dead, deceased, it is no more, it’s slipped off it’s perch and gone to join the choir eternal.

Which leaves the question, how should we measure trust and authority in the future, and what, if any , metrics will be included in the next iteration of Ultimate Demon?

Matt Cutts of Google was quoted insinuating that there would not be further updates of Page Rank in 2013, when a question was put across to him on his twitter handle. He almost immediately went on to reveal that the pipeline that handles Page Rank data in Google’s internal servers had broke, and the online giant had no intensions of fixing it. However, within just six months after making these assertions, Google did in fact release a new Page Rank update.

This algorithm is undoubtedly the gold standard when it comes to judging a website’s authority and rank. Nevertheless, with the introduction of Hummingbird, this search engine’s capability to comprehend the relationship relevance of all the web pages it indexes has taken precedence over Page Rank. Not to mention the relative ease that some webmasters can manipulate the latter utilizing black hat tactics. Also, Google takes a quite a long time to update it, and its use doesn’t always give a clear picture of a website’s authoritativeness , both on the short-term and long-term basis. Which means that irrespective of a website’s quality it may register a Page Rank of 0 until Google’s crawlers eventually discover it.

This has led virtually all backlink reporting services across the globe to launch their own unique algorithms to gauge their client’s website rank on Google and other prominent search engines. You may be probably wondering what will replace Page Rank In 2015? Well, the following is a review of 4 algorithms that have begun giving Google’s Page Rank a run for its money.

Moz’s Page Authority

Page Authority is a calculated metric that is geared to accurately predict how a given web page will rank on Google’s SERPs. It integrates a machine learning model to identify an algorithm that correlates with ranking across a wide cross-section of search results got from this search engine to make its predications. Page Authority is measured on a 100 point logarithmic scale, but like Page Rank it is easier to move a web page’s score from ten to twenty than from thirty to forty. Additionally, due to Moz regular updating of this metric, there often occur fluctuations on its exact score over time.

Majestic’s Trust Flow

The trust flow metric is determined by the manual assessment of a large number of web pages. The logic behind it is relatively straightforward and it makes the general assumption that “trustworthy” websites usually tend to link to other “trustworthy” websites. This means that the closer the proximity of a website to other authoritative sites, the higher its eventual credibility will be. Trust flow is measured on a scale of 0 to 10.

Ahrefs’ URL Rank

The URL Rank is gauged by assessing the impact of the backlinks with differing link equity may have on a given web page. This algorithm allows for no more than 80% of the rating of a website to be transferred to another. This rating gets to be distributed to primarily between all the do-follow links that a website may have. But also factors in internal links as viable variables in calculating URL Rank. To put it in a nutshell, the more backlinks a web page may have, the higher the URL Rank it is bound to register.

Blekko’s Host Rank

Unlike the previous three reviewed algorithms above including Google’s Page Rank, Host Rank is measured on a linear scale other than a logarithmic one. This scale ranges from 0 to infinity, which makes it more easier to determine the actual spread between any two websites than is possible with the other alternatives.

Conclusion

It is important to note that the Moz, Majestic and Ahref algorithms closely mimic the functionality of Google’s Page Rank and also closely correlate with it. As such, Ultimate Demon’s current page rank fetch facility still has great value for older websites. Linking from established websites that have a high P.r as reported by Ultimate Demon will still have a likely authority and trust transfer value. It’s just that Google will not measure it, or at least report it back to you in any way.

As of the last count, Page Authority correlated with Page Rank at an estimated 0.68%, while Trust flow stood at 72.79% and finally URL rank’s correlation with Page Rank stood at 78.32%. This definitely means that whichever algorithm you choose to work with, and use consistently, you will be in a position to ascertain the exact rank of any website or web page. By bringing Blekko’s Host Rank into the mix, you will be able to integrate an extra linear perspective. That will enable you to have a fairly straightforward comprehension of the relative trust as well as authority among any given websites. There are many insights but; this is an insight in this regard.

Brand Mentions Without Links As a Valuable SEO Metric

For a long time now SEO has been a tricky game filled with intense speculation and abstract tactics meant to keep up with Google’s ever evolving algorithm. While Google manages to keep the specifics of their updates a secret, some information gets out- like for instance the on-going debate on the way Google measures brand authority amid complex elements in SEO and stiff competition in the industry. 

Stand out from the crowd with effective brand building using mentions rather than links

Most industry experts can make educated assumptions over the nature of some changes based on information passed through recent patents and public updates. These major Google updates play a huge role in driving the industry forward by determining current SEO tricks and trends- but just as important is the overall public perception of these updates.

Sometime last year Google filed a patent that was linked to its Panda algorithm- especially after an in-depth article at Moz covered the topic- and marketers everywhere have been trying to figure out what this means for businesses. In a general sense, current SEO trends seem to indicate an increasing partiality towards good-quality content strategies and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. 

But that being said, link building is still a major element in optimization because Google’s ranking algorithms operate around inbound links. What’s changing is the way Google views and defines a link; and these changes may affect the visibility of just about every website online. So we ask, is there value in using brand mentions as a way of influencing SEO rankings? Let’s take a closer look at the topic.

A brand mention is as easy to add to your existing content as a link. In fact easier. It is entirely possibly to use AAA link building tools like Ultimate Demon to drop these mentions for you. The added bonus of course, is that there is no chance of a link penalty when doing this. Ok the benefit is not as great as pure link building, but the risk is big fat zero.

Authority and Old-School Link Building

In order for your site to rank highly in your particular niche, it needs to have a decent level of “authority”, a clearly abstract and subjective filter to determine how credible, resourceful, and influential a website is compared to others in the same industry. Some SEO firms call it ��brand authority’ or ��domain authority’ and many of them can calculate a number (on an arbitrary scale) to determine how much relative authority a given site has. 

It makes sense that search engines would use authority as a way to measure a website’s value to a consumer, but as you can imagine, this is not a sure-fire way to classify websites. Of course if Google used plain math to try to measure and define websites, the results would be random and unpredictable at best.  

Implied Links /Brand Mentions

Traditionally “Links” have been used to mean specific addresses or URLs that lead back to a page on your website and they can be posted in full, such as https://www.google.com/ or as embedded hyperlinks like Google. Whichever way you used it, a link worked the same way and the more links your website had, the higher it ranked on relevant search queries.

This led to a lot of marketers spamming links to different pages (with reckless abandon) and saturating the web with useless, self-serving fluff meant to undermine Google’s Panda algorithm. But now as outlined in the recent patent, there is a major change in the way Google differentiates between conventional (express) links and other implied links which are basically brand mentions without actual links.

Such references may be in the body of an article such as a blog post citing a brand’s unique skill in a subject matter, in a comment referencing another brand’s handling of a specific topic- or in a similar form provided that the site is mentioned.

Imagine creating a good article, spinning it using a AAA spinning application, then using Ultimate Demon to propagate this throughout the internet, choosing only high trust sites. If the content is good, and no links are used, then you are beginning to build brand and none linked citation in a careful and risk free manner.

These implied links- or brand mentions as they are otherwise known- change the way in which marketers view brand authority and may challenge businesses to clean up entire link-building systems.  

Enter Brand Mentions

Brand mentions are quickly becoming a powerful element in a modern SEO strategy –but it has to be noted that traditional links haven’t become obsolete, and it appears the best strategy is one that combines multiple tactics to attain higher rankings.

But even though we know the importance of using implied links, there really isn’t an accurate way to calculate a specific ratio of links to mentions that can be demonstrated to be a perfect score of your site’s authority. For now just consider the following when weighing between express links and implied links:

· If your website has a high link-to-mention ratio, that might send out the wrong message to Google in terms of brand positioning . This is where content is important. You need to surround your brand mentions, just link links with good, informative content. The only way to get granular control of this, while using automation to speed up your throughput ten fold or more, is to use a profile/content broadcasting tool like Ultimate Demon

· One of the most effective ways to generate a decent balance in the ratio is with viral content, such as infographics and other visual content. Such content generates natural mentions, and natural is always favourable to Google.

· Use guest blogs more efficiently. Assuming your guest blog is syndicated, it is the best way to build mentions while generating useful content on a variety of topics. 

It would be much easier to purchase mentions as companies purchase external links but an effective long-term strategy is one that produces quality content that facilitates more mentions and natural links on its own. 

Ultimate Demon, and a couple of the other AAA link building tools, can allow you to do this with ease thanks mostly to the content control they allow which is far greater than dedicated spamming tools like GSA Search Engine Ranker which is better suited to tiered linking.

How Gameable Are Mentions?

Quite a number of people agree that it seems easier to manipulate a system based on mentions than links because;

a) Brand mentions can be bought (not recommended)

b) You can increase brand mentions through guest-posting (no concern about over-optimizing anchor text)

c) “Linkbait” infographics are an excellent way to score extra brand mentions

d) It is possible to drop brand mentions on high authority/trust sites using tools like Ultimate Demon

There’s really no difference here. The major question is if Google finds it challenging to distinguish between natural and unnatural links, how then will they distinguish between natural and unnatural brand mentions? We can assume that Google believes that popular brands will have more people talking about them than say, an obscure brand that is good at manipulating the system.

More Work Is Needed

If the goal of this patent is to patch the holes in the link graph, then at some point in the future Google will have to revise the entire system of analyzing website authority. The current system operates a lot like the Quality Score system on Ad ranking which is basically centered on user engagement. But for the time being, this is still an interesting development in the ever evolving world of SEO. One can’t help but wonder what took Google so long. 

The Best Bookmarking Sites For 2015

Bookmarking. It has been a rollercoaster ride for Bookmarking sites for almost a decade now. As far as SEO and link building goes they started out as great links in themselves, before the archival nature of most sites meant a very quick decay in link juice as they became more popular.

Then came the time in the late “noughties” when they were considered useful for second tier and indexing tier linking. They still are very good at this.

Now, some sites that seemed to have died a death have come back stronger than ever. Others have changed in nature completely and are now working in an entirely different way. Reddit is an example of this. It was great, then it almost disappeared, now it’s a thriving set of communities for some very niche topics.

Bookmarking In 2015

Bookmarking Has Changed For 2015

Bookmarking has been abandoned by many in SEO as a link building or indexing resource. More fool them. The fact that it has been reborn under the radar, and that many spammers have left the field, means that for the savvy SEO link builder, bookmarking in 2015 is better than ever.

Tools like Ultimate Demon were bought together with the whole “guts” of a previous tool” Bookmarking Demon” built in. So what is the best use of these tools now? How can we leverage the best bookmarking sites for 2015?

Blogging has always been about getting your own content and ideas out there for everyone to enjoy. Increasing readership and traffic is always a top priority for many bloggers or website owners, and knowing exactly how to make your content go viral is critical if you want long term success.
If you think that your content can go viral by simply hitting the “Publish” button, you are wrong. Your articles will simply go unnoticed by the large web community and most of your work will be in vain. You must work on the visibility of your content, market it, advertise it and promote it around the clock to get the best results. There are many methods to do that, and plenty of techniques to choose from, but using bookmarking sites is one of the best and most rewarding way. If used correctly, your blog traffic will explode in no time and many viewers will come back for more fresh, juicy content. What’s more, the search engines love content that gets a lot of traffic and social sharing. Your blog will only benefit from this extraordinary source of free traffic.
Let’s see which are top 10 best bookmarking sites for 2015:

1. StumbleUpon

Simply put, StumbleUpon is the place where quality, fresh and exciting content gathers and attracts targeted viewers, so if your article is not up there, it will lose a lot of viewers. Nicknamed the “discovery engine”, StumbleUpon is focused on finding the most interesting articles, photos, videos and infographics the web has to offer. It is a powerful traffic driver for personal blogs, magazines, businesses and organizations, regardless of their field of work. It comes with a wide range of categories to choose from, so you can share your content with the most relevant crowd.

2. Delicious

Founded in 2003 and having more than 180 million users, Delicious is a huge social bookmarking website that helps you store, share and discover the Internet. You can bookmark, share and like websites that you like and bloggers can promote their new content in various categories, depending on their needs. All the bookmarks will be shown to every other follower or subscriber, creating a network of users that will discover your content. It can be a tremendous traffic driver to your blog, especially if your account becomes active and has a lot of followers.

3. Digg

Digg, alongside Delicious, are two of the most powerful traffic drivers to your website. Digg is somewhat more focused on article types of content and uses a share and vote system to attract viewers and users. The main focus for your shares is to get on the Digg Home page, where millions of users land every day. Although Digg has users from all sorts of backgrounds, it is mainly focused on tech buffs and geeky users. So, if your blog is on the tech side, Digg is your top choice.

4. Reddit

Reddit is an immense social bookmarking website and social interaction website. Users need to register a username and password and they gain access to the huge community of users, segmented on multiple subnetworks, called subReddits. There hundreds of these channels, divided on the more popular topics, such as science, funny videos, gossip, entertainment, love and sex, relationships, technology and many others. Reddit has an intelligent system of upvoting/downvoting which determine whether your story or content deserves the top spot.

5. Newsvine

Newsvine is a social bookmarking website specialized on the freshest and most interesting stories and news. You can read and promote your story as an individual contributor in multiple categories. Your story will become more attractive depending on its freshness, your reputation and popularity. Everyone can contribute to Newsvine, while the editorial responsibility is in the hands of the community.

6. Flipboard

Known as the social magazine of the web, Flipboard prides itself as a collector of news and various content, displaying it in a magazine-style format. You can create your own magazine and presentation on any topic that you want and promote your content in a fresh environment. You will be able to create visually appealing backgrounds, images and presentations that will help your own blog.

7. BizSugar

BizSugar is an excellent tool for small and medium businesses to showcase their latest work, content and abilities. Users upvote or downvote the content shared with “sugars” and you must get as many of them as possible to attract the viewers. Your best content can be labeled as “HOT” and hit the home page of the website, where it becomes visible to millions of users every day. Unfortunately, BizSugar only allows you a limited amount of shares each day and you only receive business news.

8. Bundlr

A relatively new social bookmarking website, Bundlr strikes everyone with its simplicity and ease of use. You can create your own page where you can add everything that you like, including videos, photos, articles and services. Other users will see your page and upvote or downvote the page. As in other social bookmarking websites, you need to be active and gain followers.

9. Pinterest

Widely regarded as the breakthrough website of the 2012 and 2013, Pinterest is one of the main websites to be on in 2015 as well. Designed for sharing images rather than links to articles, it is now the 15th most visited website in the world. You can create “pin boards” where you attach certain images and the followers will be able to get a feed from your pin. Pinterest has a huge following and there is content on virtually every topic imaginable, but is especially popular for the health, diets, entertainment and fashion markets.

10. Twitter

You literally have to be living under a rock if you don’t know about or use Twitter. Even though it is not exactly a social bookmarking website, experts see Twitter still going strong in 2015. If you have the right content and know how to create attractive titles, you are set to attract large traffic for your website. The key is to always keep an eye on what people want to learn about and what is happening around you. Humor also goes a long way on Twitter, so short punchlines and one sentence jokes are ideal.

Why Slow Web Hosting Can Destroy Your Rankings

It came to me recently when I switched my SEO tools to faster VPS’s. The difference in throughput was immediate. Scraping tools that took 20-30 days were completing and aggregating their data inside 15-25 days. Given that the actual processing is not a bottleneck, it was the sheer throughput of data handled by the 100Mbs pipe that was the constraining issue.

Site Speed Is An Important Consideration

What About Websites?

The same is true of your website hosting. Given that we have known for years how important user experience is in maintaining good rankings in the search engines, especially now that user metrics are measured so closely by them, the need to use fast, efficient hosting for your commercial sites has never been better put.

Put another way. Great SEO tools like Ultimate Demon might help you get great rankings, you might spend hours creating links and putting out fantastic content on other people’s sites to promote your business. But if your own site sucks in terms of speed and responsiveness? Then that could all be for nothing as both the search engines and your visitors give you a big “thumbs down”.

Slow Speeds as the Achilles heel of Online Business

There are myriad challenges that could face your website but a study by Harris Interactive found that 87% of online consumers are turned off by slow speeds. Google on the other hand labels a website ‘admirable’ if it can load in 1.5 seconds or less.
Before even identifying the reasons for the slow speed of your web host you need to appreciate the debilitating effects this situation has on your business. In today’s highly competitive online platform, shoppers are choosy as there are many alternative websites in your niche.
They will close your page in a minute if they realize it is slow. This could force you to shut down your business a few months down the line. If you have an ecommerce website relying on traffic and click per pay revenue you will be in for a rough time if the problem is not rectified.
Whichever web hosting service provider you use there are always issues arising. As they say identifying the major problem is the first step in coming up with a solution.
What could be the Problem for Slow Speeds?
Information is power and before even calling your web host you need to have an idea of what the problem could be. Common culprits for your slow page loading speeds include:
1) Traffic density: Your web host offers different packages and as such you must have picked one that could accommodate your web traffic. While more traffic is the dream of every page owner load spikes resulting from the same especially on shared platforms can cause speed problems. The best option if this is a recurrent program is to upgrade your hosting plan to accommodate more visitors without compromising on speed.
2) Coding issues: Spaghetti code is the disparaging term used in the web design circles to describe poorly coded pages. If you involved multiple developers to work on your page this is bound to happen especially as a code base grows during development. If the code gets messy it impacts on site speeds and hence there is need to regularly refactor or clean code on your page.
3) Large page size: As much as graphics, widgets, links, videos and photos are important in search engine optimization, overdoing them is counterproductive. Your page will have to configure each of them individually and this reduces speed significantly. Check your file type reports to identify what you have on the page and later rescale or compress these files to improve speeds on your page.
4) Connectivity issues: This can be a local problem or one between your page and the host. In most cases this is a problem that resolves itself gradually but if it continues you need to contact your host immediately.

JetPack In WordPress Can Cache – And It Comes Installed!

5) Lack of caching: However efficient your host service, lack of page and object caching will definitely impact on speed. In fact analysts reckon page caching should be a web page administrator’s best friend. There are many plug-INS available to make your page perform better and some are even offered in the hosting package you buy.
6) Configuration problems: These are three prong and though they are not common you should check them if your web host is having speed problems. There could be a domain, ISP or server configuration problem. If your host does not regularly monitor their servers you will have a hard time getting optimal speeds on your page.

There Can Be Issues With Shared Hosting In Particular 

There are other problems including third-party hosting on your domain, direct links to your files which is known as bandwidth theft and of course unreliable cheap hosting services.
Now that you appreciate the importance of a credible web hosting service for optimal speeds start evaluating your options. After all, your online platform gives the first impression for your business; make sure visitors enjoy an exquisite browsing experience.

November Update

Well, it’s time again for a full update This one is a humdinger.

In terms of trust, authority and Page rank, this one is enormous. Of course, it goes without saying that each content link has been double tested.

If you want to learn more – pop along here

Link Building SEO Into 2015

Sometimes you are asked for an opinion, other times you volunteer it without being asked. Why? Because if something you are invested in occurs and you didn’t say anything before hand – and it turns out that whatever it is has moved in a direction that doesn’t suit you, or you don;t approve of – you really have little or no recourse to moan.

Product development isn’t a democratic process of course, but I know most responsible developers in the SEO business are keen to get user feedback. Edwinsoft – the makers of Ultimate Demon are no exception. Here’s my (ever so slightly tweaked) missive sent to them recently regarding the future development of Ultimate Demon. What do you guys and girls think?


An emphasis on content and control would seem a good move and not push UD far away from what it is now. Profile building rather than plain linking is a great way to add value.

Taking the “ideal” SEO and link building product as a hypothetical example, over time you add content to the profiles you own in the system. Sometimes with and sometimes without links.

It keeps count of links, images and videos. It gives the user confidence that they are posting where they thought they were posting and that the content is media rich and the link placement is appropriate.

A typical campaign would involve posting some campaigns with none self serving links to 3rd party authority sites, other runs with no links at all. All the time the user sees the numbers, sees the profiles grow and can even interlink within the same profile.

Countering The Fear Factor In Offsite SEO

Rank in SEO without fear

Fear is what is preventing more link building now, and I think the way to overcome that fear is to offer more control so users gain confidence in what they are creating with their offsite SEO

Really close control of the images, embedded videos so the user has confidence that they have real control over how many links are being created where and when.

Tools like GSA struggle to get close to this. While at a push, a user can specify link targets before hand and have some control of what content is used where as well as multimedia elements – it really struggles to do this well. Posting multiple times to the same profile is also technically possible with a tool like GSA, but far from a simple process, I doubt 1 in 100 users does any of this stuff properly in GSA.

The GSA interface is still set up for “press go and start spamming” style of linking – and that’s precisely what people are afraid to do these days.

I don’t think an emphasis on profiles. content and control is far removed from what Ultimate Demon is already. It’s certainly easier to push Ultimate Demon to perform most of these activities now than it is with cheaper tools.

Thanks for taking the time to reply. You guys know you will have my complete support if and when a new product or major update launches


The Future Of Offsite SEO Into 2015?

Over the past few years Google have changed the playing field a little – just a little mind you. It is probably no longer the case that 90% of all ranking potential is derived from inbound links any more, but you know what? It is still easily the biggest single factor. Not 90% but quite possibly 60% certainly more than 50%, and the decline of links as a ranking factor has levelled off sharply. They seem to have remained steady at 60% now for at least 18 months, if anything the rate is slightly on the rise again.

To put it bluntly – for now and for the next couple of years at least, without more and better links than your competitors you will not beat them to those coveted top spots in Google

Fear is your enemy now – fear of building links – this is Google’s biggest win with their Penguin and other updates, and they know it

Spamming is never a good idea, it never really had a long term future, so why spam?

Why not take a powerful tool like Ultimate Demon and use it to create powerful linking profiles that offer increasing authority and SERP potential over time

Is fear stopping you? Then you will lose. That’s just the way it is, and no effective marketer will tell you different.

Moving On

A major update for the members bonus is due this month (as it is every third month) I hop to have it up before  Halloween – the last incremental update was 2 weeks ago in late September.

Scritty (Paul)

September 2014 Update

I’ve had a facepalm moment. Yes another one.

After checking back over the past 6 months or so I realised I have not updated the forum lists at all. Ouch.

Tested Link Packs

Now, I know some of you are dubious about touching these. Forum links had bad press a few years ago, and rightly so.

The thing is, the field has cleared. Old forum platforms have been updated, sites lost and new webmasters with a better idea of how to clean house have grown up over the past 36 months.

This has to knock on effects;

1) The forums you can now get links on are a lot better in terms of authority and traffic then they were in the past

2) There are a lot less of them. Most of the wheat has been sorted from the chaff. Only the good, or the new improved forums remain.

That’s why a decent size list of well over 3,500 forums that have been proven to be accepted by Ultimate Demon are just the thing you guys are looking for.

Of course all the other lists are also there. Many thousands of sites tested to work with Edwinsoft’s premier link building tool

As usual, get on over to scritty.org where the update is available to Gold Members

A quick reminder. Gold members are those on my SEO bonus list. Buy any product from me, send me an email to admin@demondemon.com with the first 4 digits of the receipt – and you’re in.

Late October 2014 Full Refresh Inbound

It’s that time in the quarter again. where every link I have – plus thousands more I’ve gathered since the last refresh, gets fully tested again.

October 2014 is that month.

Every link goes through a full testing process. Added again to Ultimate Demon, then accounts created on every site.

If I can’t create an account – it doesn’t go in my list!

I provide reports in .CSV for every account created as proof. This includes email address, user name and password., You can go into the accounts and check them for yourself – hell you could even use them if you wanted to.

If a link doesn’t work – I don’t publish it. Period.

Well that full refresh (which takes almost a week)  is coming next month. Stay tuned Smile