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Press releases are a a great way to get traffic to your website. They also offer a chance to get picked up by editors and this can increase your Google pagerank if articles are written about your press release that get on pages with a high pagerank.  PRNewswire.com, BusinessWire.com, PRWeb.com and PRLeap.com are good paid press release sites to use if you have a major release coming out. Don’t forget to email major bloggers in your industry too and make the emails customized to add importance. prlog.org , pr.com and pressrelease365.com are great sites to use for free. pressexposure.com is owned by ezinearticles.om and gets me alot of traffic too. Best of all, you don’t even have to rummage through log in records because a login user id and password isn’t needed. Keep pumping out those release and get that pagerank and website traffic up.

Trackbacks and pingbacks are similar but have their differences. Trackbacks were created by SixApart, the people who created the Movable Type blogging service. Trackbacks allow a blogger send to another blogger a link back their blog post. The purpose is to stimulate more conversation by having two blogs involved with the same topic. Trackbacks are supposed to help prevent bloger comment spamming, because they are from another blog and not random spam selling websites.

Pingbacks use differing communication technologies. Pingbacks use XML-RPC technology. Trackbacks use HTTP POST technology. Pingbacks use something called auto discovery in which the blogging software automatically detects links in a post. It also, automatically attempts to pingback the URLs. Trackbacks do this manually. With trackbacks in the blogosphere, a user has to manually enter the trackback URL that the user wants the trackback to be sent to. Pingbacks as opposed to trackbacks don’t actually send any content (text/images) when executed.

Trackbacks and pingbacks are a remote method to leave links and or comments on other blogs. Trackbacks send a link and content whereas pingbacks don’t . Trackbacks can be edited by the blogger who received the trackback. Pingbacks just send over the link from the other blogger.

The choice of using a trackback for a pingback is dependent on the blogger or user. Trackbacks are much harder to verify. They can come from anyone. Pingbacks are much more authenticate and verifiable, where the blogger being pinged verifies that the pinger is saying who they say they really are.

Feel free to trackback or ping this post!

Supplemental sites are part of Google’s auxiliary index. We’re able to place fewer restraints on sites that we crawl for this supplemental index than we do on sites that are crawled for our main index. For example, the number of parameters in a URL might exclude a site from being crawled for inclusion in our main index; however, it could still be crawled and added to our supplemental index. (Google Webmasters Blog)

The index in which a site is included is completely automated; there’s no way for you to select or change the index in which your site appears. Please be assured that the index in which a site is included does not affect its PageRank.

This basically means that Google will see your page results as secondary. Some of the causes include: not being linked to enough, duplicate content, or no content at all. An indication could be if your website gets the gray N/A status when you go to check your pagerank on sites that check it like SEO book, or the Google toolbar. Other reasons for N/A are banned by Google, and not crawled by Google bots or Google spiders yet.

What can you do? Put up content, link to your website from other relevent sites i.e sites that have decent to good Pagerank, edit your content so it’s not stolen and Google doesen’t filter your articles, or try your lot on another domain.

How To Get Your Small Business Listed on Wikipedia: Getting Web Visitors To Your Website

Wikipedia is a user edited website that time after time ranks number 8 or 9 (Alexa rank) out of all websites on the World Wide Web. Small businesses of course, want to get listed on Wikipedia. There are major obstacles of course if you have every tried doing so. When I first tried to get a small business listed, they pulled off my content minutes later.

The first trick is to not write influentially. Write in a neutral tone and don’t promote your product. Wikipedia has content administrators for different areas of the website. The community debates your content, and in the end the administrator has the final say as to whether your text, images, and links get kicked off. After my first failure, I tried writing a monotone snippet about my company. I posted this and left thinking that I had fixed the problem. I was dead wrong! What you have to realize is that being factual isn’t enough. Your business has to be notable. You have to persuade the community and admins that your article about your company is prominent and important. Largely speaking, your business needs to be shown as important to the community and society. Make sure you reference to something new and broad and not just talk about your small business. You may want to talk about an innovative technology. You need to make citations to major works such as academic papers, references to company groups, or analytical coverage. The more extensive the better. Finally, you need to get involved in the Wikipedia debates that will ensue in your user profile. Anyone can and will come along and say that your article is promoting a business or products on Wikipedia. You need to tell people why the article is not an advertisement on Wikipedia . When you put external links at the bottom of the page, don’t use commercial links. Instead use research papers that reference your company (You can try to throw in your company link at some point, but be prepared for a Wiki battle!). After all is said and done and after you keep trying, eventually you’ll be able to gain a ton of high traffic from your Wikipedia business profile.

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