Backlinks Made Easy


If you are looking to strengthen your online presence through blogging and videos, you need to know how to SEO.

Have you noticed that every SEO forum or big blogs you stop by are constantly touting the power and necessity of backlinks? Must be a pretty big deal if you ask me. 😉

What exactly is a backlink?

A backlink is a link on another website (external) that leads to a page on your website. For instance, a link on this page to a page on another website would be a backlink for that webpage. Backlinks can come from a variety of sources. It helps to improve your search engine rankings, and they provide additional exposure and access to your website from external sources. This is also called Off Page SEO.

There are tons of ways to get backlinks and each of the methods takes time to learn and master. Rather than getting super-in-depth with any single back-linking strategy, I’m going to give you some tips to get backlinks. If implemented correctly, your content will show up on search engines with your relevant keywords. The image below gives you an illustration on how backlinks look like.



The backlinks made easy tips

While the best backlinks are those that are earned on the strength of great content, great content will not be seen unless the web page it occupies is highly visible in the search results. If it’s not seen, it won’t attract backlinks. If it doesn’t attract backlinks, search engines will not see it as an authoritative page and, as a result, it will be virtually invisible in the search results. Little or no visibility in the search results perpetuates the vicious cycle of little or no search referral traffic, few or no backlinks, and low authority.

How do we get backlinks?

1) There are proven option of getting your articles published on authority article directories in order to increase the exposure of your website to millions of visitors and get valuable search engine rankings. Getting published in article directories won’t cost you a dime so I think you’ll agree this makes it a great investment.

A good thing to remember, in regards to backlinks, is to place all the links permissible to you in your article. A thorough reading of the editorial guidelines will help you create valuable content efficiently. Typically, depending on the article directory, you can have one or two “non-self-serving” links in the article body and two “self-serving” links in the author resource box.

2) As we all know Social bookmarks are a great way to get backlinks. Social bookmarking sites get crawled constantly by the search engines. When you post a bookmark on one, your will likely be crawled in a matter of hours. It really is that easy. Of course, you can never guarantee anything that Google or other search engines will do, but your link is more than likely to be indexed in a relatively short period of time with just a bookmark or two.

3) Another great way of getting backlinks are through press releases and news announcements. This approach gives good results since there are many websites that can publish your articles for free through announcements. You need to make a professionally written document for a press release to be able to attract more attention and get visitors to your website.

4) You can also get backlinks by exchanging contents and affiliate programs. This can be through offering RSS feeds to interested sites for free as they do the same for you. You can then be able to get more visitors as they look to get more information based on the abstract they read from other websites.

5) You can use joint ventures, co-branding or partnership for the purpose of getting backlinks. To do this you can make a request to have them link back to your website. Another option on how to get backlinks is to do a guest post on these websites and include a link as free content for them. This will make it possible for them to get more traffic through reference.

6) Another method to use is the “link-bait”. This basically means giving away a gift so as to be able to get backlinks. A way to do this is to have gift cards from shopping websites online to attract more visitors to your websites. Many readers will want to get the gift in the offer and this increases readership, since they have to go through your website to win.

7) Forums can be an amazing means for building blog backlinks. What you do is to search out related forums in your niche. I recommend adding your blog url as a backlink in your forum signature. Then every post you make has a backlink to your blog. A good forum post can send 100s of visitors to your blog in a week, or even a day.

8) And here’s an important one…make sure you deep link within your own blog.  Meaning, you want to link one article to another relevant articles within your own blog.

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So there you have your quick backlinks made easy guide! Now you’re educated and you can go find backlinks for your blog, website or landing pages. Backlinks are the lifeblood of promoting your website. Building backlinks can be so easy, and benefit your blog!


Val Geerken

Why you haven’t succeed in life

People want to succeed in life but 98% of people fail miserably.

One of my friends called me today. She told me “I’m itching to give my two weeks notice, I hate my boss, I want to quit so bad because my job sucks!”

So…I told her that I’d give her some tips, she was very excited to hear it.

As I talked to her, I found out that she’d say things like:

“I’ll give it a try”

” I hope so”

” It’s Obama’s fault”


There’s no try, you either do or don’t. Hoping for the best without doing anything isn’t going to take you anywhere. Hope is nothing without making a decision and take action. People who play the blame game and the victim game isn’t going to be successful in life.

I told her the ugly truth and the reason why she’s been stuck in the same ol’ job for years. I told her what she needed to hear, not what she wanted to hear.

It’s the same way for you. I sure hope that you don’t say things like the above. If you do, get them out of your vocabulary and work on your inner self more.

Believe that you can.

Educate yourself and implement it immediately.

Quit whining and start winning.

If you want to win in life, in business,  and win the “money game” for life,  take responsibility of your life.

“If you’ve always done what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

It’s now less than six months till end of the year. Are you going to change for the better starting now, or come up with another temporary “new year’s resolution” when 2015 comes ?



Process Of Making Money Online

Way too many people over complicate the process of making money online. So I wanted to break down the process in four simple repetitive steps.

process of making money online

Here’s the Simplified Process of Making Money Online

#1) You need to have an offer. It can be a free offer (a bait) or it can be a hot product in demand. If you don’t have anything to sell, you don’t have a business. It’s that simple.

#2) You need to know how to setup a squeeze page/landing page. If you don’t know how, it is time to learn and master how to build a squeeze page. This is how you capture your leads email addresses, or even mobile numbers if you’re doing SMS marketing in addition to email marketing. There are several ways of doing this. But it comes down to either giveaway some type of free offer or redirect people to a sales page.

Giving people some type of free valuable offer is a great way for building relationships and establishing trust.  This is also why I love blogs. Your blog can be used as a central marketing platform to connect with your followers, readers and subscribers. Give away all your knowledge and your training. People automatically see you as someone they can trust. Sales come naturally from this process alone.

If you choose to promote a hot product and hook up your squeeze page to a sales page, then consider this… you need to show yourself before redirecting your leads to the sales page. Ideally a video introduction stating who you are, and what your leads are about to see on the next page. It is just like you are introducing yourself like you would if you were to meet someone new in real life. Most marketers are sending their leads from cold traffic directly to a sales page, and this is a very bad practice. Only a very small percentage of people will buy right away. More than 80% of people who are presented the offers will not buy right away, and this is why your follow ups are important.

#3) Re-Invest your profits into scaling up. Most people don’t do this. If you promote high tickets offers, let’s just say you make $3000 commission. Think about reinvesting at least 20% of that profit into scaling up. Buy paid traffic, scale up your SEO, outsource more so you can get more done by leveraging a virtual assistant, etc. If you want to scale up to a six figure business fast, this is the fastest way to do it.

#4) Rinse and repeat. Once you get that down, all you need to do is repeat the process. Test, tweak, and repeat the whole process above. 

As you can see, the process of making money online is dead simple. You can get up and running in four simple steps.


process of making money online


Now listen up…I am going to let you in a little secret as you go through this process of making money online.

People don’t buy products. People buy people. People don’t like to be sold to, but they love to buy.

Think about it as you read that and put yourself in the same situation. Do you like to be pitched at…? Exactly…;)

Give out your best value upfront. Give and give more. Don’t even think of profit when you start. Let them come to you and make their own decision. And trust me this is the only way you will start making money online. As harsh as this may sound to you, you can’t expect to make quick bucks in this industry. If you’re broke to your last penny, don’t turn to the Internet to start making money. It won’t happen overnight.  However, if you’re broke but willing to put in a lot of work, you will see results in 6 monthsThe key is be consistent. 

Start learning and implementing.

-Val Geerken

How to get good content for your website



The biggest complain I have heard from people when it comes to blogging is “mental block/writer’s block”. People have a hard time to come up with good content for their website or even web 2.0 properties for back-linking purpose.

I do both paid traffic and free traffic. I love both and they compliment each other. The way I think of free traffic is like long term savings. And paid traffic for short term. I know it is a little weird, but I am a bit weird myself 😉

Anywho, the downside with free traffic is you don’t get results right away. This is what turns most people off from doing free traffic. But the benefits for long terms…priceless. Let me ask you, how many times do you search online for something specific? Whether it is for local search, or specific items that you are considering to buy. Chances are, you actually go online to read some reviews before you decide to buy anything. This is why content is king.

So today, I am sharing a strategy that gives you an unfair advantage in producing good content for your site, web 2.0 properties, article marketing, or even a baseline for your video marketing content.

I just posted this video tutorial, it’s a little over 9 minutes long and you can apply it right away.  Watch the video below.

What you need/resources mentioned in the video:

4) Spin rewriter tool (whatever you currently use)
5) Plagiarism check site like


How to get good content for your website




How To Mobile Marketing

It is a given, whether you sell products online or not, that a solid internet presence is essential. Yet believe it or not, studies show that at least 46% of small businesses don’t have a website – a crazy statistic but unfortunately true.  But in today’s “on-the-go world” the reality is that a just having a traditional website alone is not enough. Websites that are made for laptop and PC viewing are simply not going to work on mobile devices. Consumers expect mobile-ready sites and will find something else if they are not mobile optimized.

How to Mobile Marketing

This question: “how to mobile marketing exactly?”comes up often. Many people are still confused when it comes to implementing mobile marketing strategy. The very first thing that you need to do is to make sure that your website is mobile friendly, or better yet, you need to create a stand alone mobile website. And you need to make sure that your site is cross-platform compatible. For example, a common beginner mistake is not taking into account that Flash doesn’t work on all platforms. Your mobile website shouldn’t be a duplicate of your regular website. Mobile versions should provide the key information in a format that is quick, easy and accessible. They should be “just the facts” – use less text and no long articles (which is a key strategy for traditional websites). Remember, they’re viewing your site on a small screen. Give users the option to view mobile or full version of your site– and let them choose what they need. If viewers like what they see and want to read more, they will save you in their favorites and check out your full website when they get to their bigger monitor.


Mobile Marketing Starts With a Mobile Compatible Website.

Yes, creating a mobile website will require a little bit of extra work, but in the end it will definitely be worth it. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and benefits that a mobile ready website can offer:

  • Mobile websites are accessible from anywhere as long as the person has an internet capable mobile device.
  • Done correctly, mobile websites are optimized for smart phones, so that they load faster and work well on smaller screens.
  • Mobile sites are SEO friendly which results in good rankings on search engines such as Google. Like traditional websites, they can be registered in online directories so your audience can find you easily.
  • Mobile websites allow customers to use Geo-location apps that identify nearby businesses, making you easier to find and leading to better chances of making a sale.
  • Mobile websites bridge the gap between online and offline advertising. By using Quick Release Codes (QR codes – those funny little squares you see popping up all over the place) in marketing materials, in print advertising campaigns or on product packaging, you can lead potential customers directly to your mobile website where they can learn more about you and register for on-going newsletters.
  • Mobile websites help companies build their brand identity and stand out from their competition. By having a mobile website, your target audience can find you when they are actively looking for what they need – and are typically ready to make a purchase.
  • A mobile website can be developed so that it acts like a mobile app, which makes it a more practical alternative than an actual app because mobile websites are cheaper and easier to maintain and more customer accessible.
  • Mobile websites are a symbol of today’s fast paced world and having a mobile website puts your business ahead of your competition that doesn’t have one.

Now that we have clearly demonstrated why your business requires a mobile website, let’s turn to the practical side of things – how to get one set up. There are several options for how you can set up your mobile website. In order of preference they are:

1 .   Going Mobile by Installing a Responsive Website

2 .   Going Mobile by Creating a Mobile Ready Website

3 .   Going Mobile by Adapting Your Existing Website

4.    If you are creating a mobile capture page, then you need to sign up with services like Auto Recruiting Platform that allows you to collect your leads mobile number for SMS campaigns.

The term “responsive website” is used to describe websites that are specifically designed for needs of mobile viewers. These sites provide an optimal viewing experience by offering things such as easy reading and navigation with a minimum amount of resizing, zooming/panning or scrolling and are viewable across a wide range of devices (from smart phones, to tablets and even on desktop monitors).

Because of the way the code is written, responsive websites “respond to their environment” – the platform that they are running on. Whether a user opens your site on his laptop, his blackberry, his ipad or his preferred smartphone, the site will “know” what the platform is, and will adapt to provide the best user experience for it.  What this means is that you will have one single website that serves double-duty – it will work both on a when people are using the internet through “traditional means” and when they are accessing it on their mobile devices – whatever one they are using.


How to Mobile Marketing

If you are building your first website from scratch, it really makes sense to create a site that will meet all of your needs. With a responsive website, your clients and customers will be able to easily access and navigate your site whether they are at home, on an iPad or tablet, or on their smartphones. When your website is responsive and mobile-ready, that means your presence will look great everywhere.

And what’s great about creating Responsive Websites today is that you don’t have to know a stitch of code to do it!

There are many different options available for creating a Responsive Website, but one of the simplest is to utilize the WordPress option that is available through a wide variety of hosting companies.


-Val Geerken @

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