RSS Backlink Domination – Resource List

RSS FEED Backlinks The Easy Way

Ok so it’s a fairly old trick but still manages to work in various ways as far as increasing traffic or even just getting new links indexed faster, you’ve probably heard of it before so just skip reading the rest of this post, but if you haven’t here’s a tip – take all those links you have and merge them into a single rss feed. Then submit that one feed to the big rss aggregators out there, heck, even just pinging them sometimes does the trick…but it’s a quick ‘n’ dirty way of getting spiders going through a large list of links (all from diff sources) at once.

Here are a few RSS resources to help you get backlinks:
http://links2rss.com/ – This one is an old service on a new domain…run by one of the senuke folks, it’s been around for a long time + old feeds of mine still get pinged from time to time… kinda nice. Anyhow, compared to the other sites that do similar mashups, this one let’s you spin the descriptions and titles for each of your links (which is a lot better than having a feed full of 20 links given the same title/description, trust me).

IceRocket’s RSS Builder – you have to register (it’s free) an account to use this service but it is a quick way to get your feeds syndicated after you’ve tossed ‘em together. It can make new rss feeds out of previous ones as well as individual links.

RSS Mix – This one only mashes together existing rss feeds but it’s a great way to recirculate old feeds in a new way. They also have a couple RSS parsers listed if you just want to code your own mashup.

FeedKiller – It’s pretty much the same thing as RSS Mix, just a little more new + slightly faster as far as it not timing out every couple of hours.

BlastCasta – This is a cool tool that let’s you mix, mash, convert, and even translate up to 5 feeds into one brand new unique source….very useful in keeping links and content unique when submitting to bulk directories.

RSS Mix by DominateSEO.net – It’s just like rss mix, only it allows u to input up to 100 urls into a single feed.

Now that you’ve got your new rss feed, here’s a list of some places to submit them to get some backlinks (borrowed from adsenseurdu.com):

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Free PHP Source Code: A/B Split Testing For Your Landing Pages


As with any type of marketing, you should always be testing new ideas + strategies in every facet of your work. The most important and most typically overlooked form of testing that is essential to getting a profitable conversion rate is in testing your squeeze or landing pages. Switch everything up! The images, the copy, heck even the entire layout + domain. You’ll never know what will make you money/convert until you actually find it and the best way to setup your site to systematically rotate through different landing page variations is by A/B testing (or in this case you could actually take it from A-Z as far as different destinations for your users). It’s just a small little php script that you put at the top of any page you’re sending traffic to. After each new referral comes through it just goes down the list of pages (you can also use domains if you wanted to try out different URIs). It’s that simple + there’s very little chance anyone will even realize they’re being redirected. Enjoy!

<?php
   if (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'])) {
      $currentPage = $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
      echo '<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url='. $currentPage .'">';
      return;
   }

   // HERE IS WHERE YOU PUT IN YOUR PAGES/DOMAINS TO TEST. FEEL FREE TO COPY AND PASTE MORE!
   $domains   = array();
   $domains[] = 'quietaffiliate.com';
   $domains[] = 'twitter.com/quietaffiliate';
   $domains[] = 'wickedfire.com';


   $ct = count($domains)-1;
   $currentDomain = $domains[rand(0, $ct)];

   header("Location: http://www.$currentDomain/", TRUE, 301);
?>

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30 Free Tools For Analyzing Backlinks

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Backlinks are an important part of any website’s SEO. How you can gauge where your competition is getting their links from as well as how you might be able to get them too is a critical part of the seo process. Here’s a list of 30 free backlink tools that will analyze a given website or domain and tell you who’s linking to them. Some of these tools take it a step further and will tell you the domain PR, the PR of the specific linking page, anchor tags and more!

Each of these is different so i’d suggest you try a few until you find one that works best for your own needs. Personally I don’t know what I would do without the Link Checker hosted by Australia-based SEOPro, but to each their own.

30 FREE Link Building Tools:

enjoy!

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Free First-name and Last-name Databases (CSV and SQL)

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Matt over on the WF forums had recently posted a SQL database that he had created comprised of first and last names, a great resource to have handy when auto-generating identities, accounts, comment authors, etc.. While it was a pretty large list, it still wasn’t as complete as the one i’ve been using over the years (also it was separated by gender and used one giant table instead of segmenting the first and last names into two). I figured that if I was going to complain about something free, I might as well provide something in return, so here’s your chance to download a free first and last name database in both SQL and CSV formats (pick your poison). There are a total of 5494 first-names and 88799 last-names allowing for a never-ending source of randomly generated full names.

Free Name Database Download – SQL:
.sql File | .zip File

Free Name Database Download – CSV:
First Names (5494) – .csv File & Last Names (88799) – .csv File
I also compressed them both for easy download – .zip of both files

enjoy.

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Top SEO Research Tools – Part One: Recon

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80% of the time setting up any SEM campaign, especially if it’s selling products in an already crowded market (i.e. the majority of CPA offers in affiliate marketing), is spent on research. Some prefer to use free tools, some rely on paid services or applications that might offer additional marketing benefits and then there’s a whole separate group which will uses home-grown scripts that achieve a combination of tasks. First I’ll show you some of the freely available tools that you can use to research the competition, from finding out what other websites link to them (i.e. backlinks) to even what other websites the owner is hosting on the same IP address. This is part one of a series on SEO research tools: Researching The Competition (For free).

Free Competitive Research Tools:

WhoIsHostingThis.com – Find out what hosting company is being used for the website. For most this won’t matter much but for some of you, this information can be used in more grey-hat SERP strategies.

Quarkbase.com – A mash-up of some of the top research utilities that you’d check for any given site. From the # of links on social bookmarking sites, basic domain and webserver information, related sites, company information and even a comparison of several different ‘traffic ranking’ utilities. This is by far one of the most comprehensive and easy to use research utilities for any given website. A similar tool (that is open-source) is Xinu Returns.

SEOPro’ Link Checker – One of the best FREE services to check a website’s backlinks, including both the anchor text used as well as the homepage and link PR. Useful to see what links your competition are using to help build their SERP as well as which links have potential to improve (i.e. finding page links with high homepage PRs and working to improve the quality of the link).

What is hosted on that IP? – Great tool from SEOEgghead that will tell you what other domains are being hosted on the same ip or domain.

Redirect Check – Here’s another from SEOEgghead that will tell you all the paths taken to reach a specific domain, useful if they’re using multiple re-directs – this tool will identify every stop along the way.

Domain Tools – From the basic WHOIS information and META Tag information to previous owners and nameserver changes (though most of the more detailed information requires a paid subscription), this website has a bunch of tools that are useful in hunting down the owner of a website (or finding similar sites).

SocialMention.com – Search blogs, social networking sites (like twitter), comments, images, news and a variety of other sources for your keyword or website. You can even export the results in csv format. Great for finding out where people are talking about your competition or niche.

Quick Bulk PageRank and IP Lookup – This tool will let you look-up the pagerank and ip addresses of multiple URL’s, perfect for when you have a long list of sites and want to quickly see which would be the best to try and get a link from. It’s one of Esrun’s tools (a well-established figure in ‘blackhat seo’).

Multiple SERP Tool – An amazing script that gets the results on the first 3 keywords of a domain, then parses out the top 3 word combinations in the results pages and ultimately spits out a top-40 list of domains for that niche based on an intuitive ranking system. A must-use for niche research.

BuiltWith.com – Can’t figure out what platform a website is using to host their content? This site will let u know the basics from whether or not it’s using a popular CMS back-end like WordPress down to what software the server might be running.

Next up will be free keyword tools.

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Tracking202 Beta Program Launched!

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Tracking202, which is quiet possibly the single most important tool any affiliate marketer can have in their arsenal, just announced yesterday that they were starting to take applications for the new Tracking202 Pro Private Beta Program. While enrolled in this trial, all fees associated with the application will be waived with the exception of any API calls. Once the private beta is over the service will switch over to being a paid analytics program….the first that the company has ever offered.

Up until now all Prosper202 applications have been completely free of charge. These include:

  • Tracking202 – A great link analytics program to help you map trends, ctr, and much more.
  • Export202 – A utility to convert PPC campaigns from one advertising network to another (i.e Google->MSN).
  • WorldProxy202 – A great service that offers free international proxies in Canada, USA, Australia and the UK. This was always great for checking how your ads would appear to the international search markets.
  • Meetup202 – An event/user group planning system allowing you to create, manage, and track gatherings.

It should be interesting to see what new features this Pro version has, something to note though is that there will not be a self-hosted version this time. Tracking202 Pro will be only sold through their subscription service. I don’t know how well this will go over with the AM crowd as the biggest fear in using any subscription service is that someone will steal ideas, LP’s, strategies, etc.. All of which are visible through this tracking application.

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Free Greasemonkey Script For Facebook Ad Manager

Facebook Ad Manager Greasemonkey Script

Let’s face it, the UI for the Ad Manager in Facebook is horrible, especially if you’ve got a large set of campaigns & are having to deal w/ the ebb and flow of interns rejecting + accepting ads (not to mention deleting/re-submitting them after they’ve been rejected).

Apparently there are other scripts/add-ons available that make this process a whole lot easier, but as was recently pointed out over on the WickedFire Forums, there’s a guy out there who’s actually trying to sell this script for $99.95 (or if you’re dumb enough to send him $25 now to secure your spot in the ‘pre-order’ the script would only be $85 after his discount). He’s since updated his blog to announce that his program would not be released on time after-all, adding that:

…Some rookie on WF totally stole my steam and posted some FireFox plug-in that works pretty sweet with FB to do lots of stuff I had planned.

Well, that rookie just knocked out a working script in one night (while allegedly drunk) meanwhile you’ve only been talking about the project since November 20th….hope you learned a lesson in being quiet.

Nathan from WF from just released what he claims was a drunken coding effort, but regardless is a great Greasemonkey script that streamlines managing Facebook ads. He even was so kind enough to add in a ‘dickroll’ option allowing you to partake in the kind of entertainment that only makemonies.com can provide.

You’ll need the Greasemonkey Firefox add-on in order to use this, install that first from the mozilla add-on site then, after installing & restarting Firefox, download and open (with Firefox) Nathan’s fbo.user.js script (which should then add it to Greasemonkey). Just head on over to the Facebook Ad Manager and partake in your newly acquired abilities of awesomeness.

Some brief features:
Here’s the old campaign screen, forcing you to click through far too many screens just to perform basic ad management functions:
The old Facebook Campaign Screen Before Installing The Greasemonkey Script

Here’s the improved campaign screen, now with added shortcuts:
Facebook Campaign Screen With Greasemonkey Script Installed

Now this wouldn’t be complete without the MakeMonies shout-out…
The Old Menu Bar:
The Facebook Ad Manager Menu Before Installing The Greasemonkey script

The *New* Menu Bar:
The new Facebook Ad Manager Menu After Installing The Greasemonkey Script

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Setup Email Alerts To Notify You When Your Site Is On Googles First Page

Get email alerts if your website hits page one of google

Here’s a useful free service that will email you if your website ever lands on page one of Google, Yahoo or MSN Live. It’s called Exactfactor and for now it’s completely free of charge. All you have to do is setup a basic user account and you’re all set!

You can even set it to where you’ll get an email if another website (i.e. competition) passes you or your rank changes significantly. If you want it to this site can even send you a weekly SERP update via email. It’s limited to only three keywords/phrases per site, but even that should be useful enough when spanned out across a large collection of websites that you’re trying to monitor.

Go check it out while it’s still in beta (i.e still free).. no code or invitation required.

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