How To

  Homes arrow How To arrow Page 4 - Getting Your True Ranking: Going Beyond Googl...
 Webmaster Tools
Base64 Encoding 
Browser Settings 
CSS Coder 
CSS Navigation Menu 
Datetime Converter 
DHTML Tooltip 
Dig Utility 
DNS Utility 
Dropdown Menu 
Fetch Content 
Fetch Header 
Floating Layer 
htaccess Generator 
HTML Encoder 
HTML Entities 
IP Convert 
Meta Tags 
Password Encryption
Password Strength
Pattern Extractor 
Ping Utility 
Pop-Up Window 
Regex Extractor 
Regex Match 
Scrollbar Color 
Source Viewer 
Syntax Highlighting 
URL Encoding 
Web Safe Colors 
Forums Sitemap 
Weekly Newsletter
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 

Getting Your True Ranking: Going Beyond Google
By: Katie Gatto
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars3 stars / 2

    Table of Contents:
  • Getting Your True Ranking: Going Beyond Google
  • Checking Your Engine Placements
  • Taking a Closer Look
  • Checking Your Links

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article




    Getting Your True Ranking: Going Beyond Google - Checking Your Links

    (Page 4 of 4 )

    Now we will take a look at who is linking to your site.  You can accomplish this one of two ways:

    1. Find a tool online and use it to get a list of links to the site.

    2. Make your way to Google, the main search page, and put in link: “URL.” Just replace the world URL with the URL of your site. Then click on the search. Your results will show any site that is linking to yours -- provided that it is indexed by Google. Bear in mind that any section of a site behind a log in will not count. That means any links you have, say in the factor of a forum posting, will not do you any good.

    Now that we have that data, it needs a context, so we will once again turn to our trusty web analytics program. What kind of data may be of use? Well, consider the following data for honing your strategies:

      • How many visitors do you get in the average month?

      • Are users landing on your home page or on specific posts/pages? What do they have in common that may make them more successful?

      • How many of your visitors are unique and how many are repeats?

      • Where do your visitors come from?  If you have a user base in a localized area, then you may want to appeal to them.

    Now that you have the data and the context, we can look at the questions you will want to try to answer with the data.

    1. What about my SEO strategy is working well?  What about my SEO strategy is not working well at all?

    2. What does this data tell me about how I can improve my strategy to make it even more effective?

    3. Where do my viewers come from? Searches? Links? Repeat visits? How can I encourage more of these views? What can I do to encourage the other methods of finding my?

    4. What about these results was unexpected? How did it not meet my expectations?

    While the exact details will vary from site to site depending on factors from your site's stage of development to your niche's current popularity, only you can decide what is and is not acceptable for your site. 

    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.


    - Traffic Down One Month? Don`t Panic
    - How to Handle Fake Reviews
    - Facebook Game Update Tweaks
    - Facebook Profile Tweaks
    - How To Download Your Facebook Profile
    - Facebook Tips for Hiding Your Friends List
    - Facebook Tips to Avoid Unwanted Friend Reque...
    - Blog Contests: Do it Right
    - Simple Technique for Memorable Headlines
    - Understanding Your Analytics Results
    - Your Guide to Creating Quality Back Links
    - Getting Your True Ranking: Going Beyond Goog...
    - Optimizing for Google
    - The Right Way to Build Reciprocal Links
    - Monetization: How Not to Put Multiple Ad Ven...

    Developer Shed Affiliates


    © 2003-2019 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap