Monday, November 11, 2013

Does Article Marketing Add Any Value To SEO Now?

Article marketing was a very popular backlinking process in the early 2010. People used to submit their articles into article directories with a link back to their business site in article resource box or through article body. A lot of people are asking the question, Does Article Marketing have any value now? Having massive number of backlinks was the key for getting ranking and SEO personals blasted article directories with spinned, crappy, meaningless articles for getting backlinks only. Now at the end of 2013, there is ALMOST no value of article marketing.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Does The Number of Backlinks Matter These Days?

First of all, you should show that we can only predict the ranking factors of Google. There is no specific way to dominate Google Ranking. Backlinking is a really good method to get good ranking at Google and people used to build mas backlinks for their sites through backlinking building software. Most of the succeeded. But after the Penguin update of Google, those sites nowhere near to first page of Google Search results. So, people started asking question Does The Number of Backlinks Matter These Days?

Monday, November 4, 2013

How To Be Safe From Being Scammed In Freelancing Sites

Freelancing sites are getting popular everyday. Sites like Freelancer, oDesk, Elance etc have already became the primary earning sources for a lot of freelance contractors around the world. The way freelancing sites are getting popular, scamming is increasing there too. We can read a lot of complains from both clients and contractors. 2 very popular complains we can hear -

**Clients got the work and denied to process the payment.
**Paid upfront 100% and the contractor never replied.

First one from the contractors and the second one from the Clients. So, How to be safe from being scammed in freelancing sites? This is the question. 

For Clients: Choose those freelance contractors which have got good reviews. Above 4 star contractors are usually good. Read a few feedback of previous clients if available. This will give you some overview about the contractor’s behavior, discipline etc. If you want to give opportunities to new contractors, you should never pay 100% upfront. There is escrow service available at Elance and milestones at After the completion of the job you should release the payment. At oDesk, there is nothing like escrow or milestones. To be safe there, never pay 100% upfront if you see the contractor is new or have bad previous feedback.
For Contractors: Have a look at the feedback of the client before start working. If the client is new to you, never provide full work before processing the payment. At freelancer, oDesk, Elance, never work for a client who does not have payment method verified. Ask client to create milestones or escrows before start working if you are at or Elance.

Those tips might help you a bit to get rid of scammers but still there will be chances. Online is never 100% safe. The point here is no make the risk percentage lower. If you have some opinions, you are welcome to post it through comments.