Saturday, March 21, 2009

Things that freelance content writers need to know

As many of my friends wishing to be freelance content writers were asking me about how I was able to do projects and get payments, I thought posting these points in my blog could also benefit a multitude of other novice freelance content writers.

These are tips for freelance content writers to successfully complete their projects. When it comes to freelance content writing, you are exposed to a world of uncertainty. However, you can safeguard yourself from those who exploit you by following the procedures which standard companies do.

Things to consider while bidding for freelance content writing jobs

• Do not compete with those who provide services at unbelievable rates. Only two possibilities are with this kind of offers. Either they are amateurs or cheats.

• Accepting anything below your hourly rate should be only done only after careful analysis.

• Before you start the projects get clear instructions from your employer in writing. If your offshore employer is not clear ask him for sample contents and urls.

• While you can happily provide content for your well known clients and get paid, you should always consider an advance payment of 30–50% of the project cost, when you take up jobs from the unknown client.

• Check the standards of the clients’ website to produce content as per the existing standards. Else your content will be of too high standards for the audience.

• As soon as you complete your projects you got through bidding sites, do post a review about your client, and you should be honest in your review so that you enable your brethren to choose good employers.

• Be punctual in completing the projects and do ask for a review from your employer so that you get a positive image which can boost your chances of winning bids.

If you do not find all the points here do ask me question in the comment section and I shall provide you with apt answers

Friday, March 20, 2009

What is off page seo?

Earlier I had mentioned about the two parts of successful seo. While the first article is about onpage seo, this article will provide you some useful details on off page seo. To put it in a nut shell off page seo is nothing but link building.

Although it sounds so easy, in reality it is a tedious job. While building backlinks for your website, you need to understand that the links are viewed as votes for your blog by the search engines. The truth is not all links have the same value. A link from PR5 web page is has more value than a link from PR0. At the same time if a link is obtained from PR5 web pages that are not relevant holds no value.

This is why relevancy is very important when it comes to link building or off page seo. There are a number of strategies for link building. I shall discus each one of them in detail. Do visit the site often to learn more about off page search engine optimization.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Advantages of onpage optimization

Are you looking for SEO advice? Online search engine optimization or onpage seo is the first step in search engine optimization. When it comes to onpage seo, keywords and phrases play an important role in driving targeted traffic to your website. There are many websites the really don’t have any of external links that point toward it, yet these websites attract a good amount of free targeted traffic without spending a dime on link building.

The reason is that they are well optimized for real time searches. There are a number of free search engine optimization tools available in the internet. These free search engine optimization tools help you identify the relevant keywords and phrases that bring in free targeted traffic. Advantages of onpage optimizations are many, however to benefit from onpage seo, you need to understand the algorithmic patterns and seo rules set by major search engines.

When it comes to onpage seo, truly content is king! Words and phrases do play a major role. Onpage seo starts even as you purchase your domain. Make sure that your domain name reflects the niche and includes important keyword that will bring in traffic to your website. All other sections of the web page, such as title, heading, meta tags, urls, alt image tags, labels, etc should be optimized with relevant keywords. All these things work together for the good of your website.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Google PR versus Search Engine Ranking

Of late, many websites have seen a drop in the Google PR. This has resulted in slowdown of the internet market in general. It is true that Google PR plays an important role in evaluating the website. However, you should realize that Google PR isn’t the only criteria that search engines use to rank you website.

Webmasters have always aimed at an increase in the green bar and have always worked toward raising it a bit more every month. Now with irregular PR updates Google itself seems to have sidelined it. Google PR had been the hottest topic of debate among the orthodox SEO experts and the revolutionary sales promoters in the recent past. Whatever the result be one thing is clear; if you do not adapt yourself to the changing trends in the internet, you are likely to experience a drop in your sales.

Website owners and webmasters often forget that the goal of launching a website is to increase business and not just increasing PR. It is certainly not a bad idea to link to authentic websites that can drive the desired traffic to your website and increase sales. Yet another obvious way to get high traffic is through article marketing. Well written articles are the sure-fire way to get unlimited free targeted traffic to your website.

There was a time when free websites were looked down up on. Now, in fact, free blog sites are the ones that rank for almost every keyword and many prestigious websites look at these blog sites to drive traffic to them. Just decide if you need an increase in the green bar or your bank account! If the latter is your choice, then act now and find the best way to drive traffic to your site and boost your sales. It’s time to think out of the box and keep your lucrative online business going.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What is SEO writing?

I had been so far writing about good content writing. For a while I will be posting articles on SEO writing. Search engine optimization (SEO) of a website can be rightly divided into two parts for our convenience as seo writing and link building. While seo writing involves the use of relevant keywords and phrases in various parts of the website, link building is the process of acquiring relevant backlinks that point toward you site. The technical term for seo writing is onpage optimization. And link building process is popularly known as offpage optimization.

My first set of articles on SEO will focus on seo writing i.e. onpage optimization. Onpage optimization or seo writing requires a good knowledge of the search engine algorithms latest trends in seo writing, and a thorough knowledge about various types of websites. The most important things every seo writer should know is about white hat seo writing and black hat seo writing. While white hat seo writing can do much good black hat techniques in seo writing will end up in disastrous consequences.