SEO Apps And Tools

Social Stacking SEO For Brand Building And Authority Links

Social Profile Stacking SEO
Social Stacking for SEO purposes is perhaps one of the most underused strategies to really build both your brand and link authority. As you can see in this post's header graphic, a social profile can have it's own Page Authority distinct from the Domain Authority of the site it sits on. That profile can be boosted with other links to strengthen it even further. Note how it only took a handful of links to push my profile from PA0 to PA48.

Social Stacking SEO tactics are about fully leveraging the power of the links on high Domain Authority Profile Pages you already have or can build around the internet. Particularly valuable are one's that integrate easy connection to multiple Social Media accounts, and let you add some unique content and other profile links of your own. We've all registered at sites that let us do some of that, but here are a few that are exceptionally powerful when leveraged to their fullest:
Very simple and straightforward, Flavors offers an easy to setup Brand page with up to 5 links for free within minutes. Sure you could predictably link to your money site, Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, and LinkedIn or Pinterest. But what if you linked to Klout,, Know'Em, or some other profiles instead?

1. Palette of 20 Social sites to choose from with a button click
2. Optional RSS feed
3. Logo / Avatar and Bio section
Building out a profile on is great place to start. Here's some features of note:

1. RSS Feed support that displays your 3 Latest Posts on your profile page.
2. Social Account Buttons linking to your profile on some of the most popular social sites.
3. An Add Your Own links section providing opportunities to deep-link and control anchor text to anywhere you choose.
4. Find, Like and Engage with other About Me users for boosting profile traffic.
You can quickly build-out a responsive, multi-section summary page at Branded.Me in minutes with a rich, mobile-friendly template designed to highlight your skills, interests, projects, photos and more.

1.The Contact section offers easy to link buttons to other popular social sites.
2. The 'Projects' section makes it easy to create featured anchored links to 3 other Web 2.0 properties, your guest posts, or money sites.
3. Other page sections for free-form content entry.
Registering and locking-in social accounts for your Brand / Name should be done for more than just backlinks. It's also critical for Brand Protection and Reputation Management by claiming and establishing a large and consistent presence you can directly control. Sites like Know'Em help you do that. But in addition, your profile page there is very, very powerful.

Social Stacking Benefits Of Know'Em
1. You can add an anchored link to your money site.
2. Two of your most recent blog entries get featured links from your RSS feed.
3. A separate RSS feed linking to ALL your claimed profile URLS can also be submitted to feed directories.
4. Ability to directly download all your claimed profile URL's for further link building efforts.
A modest little Q&A answers site, TipDrop is a Social Stacking SEO powerhouse thanks to the TEN Do-Follow link boxes available on your profile page. Those 10 links can be carefully crafted to send link-juice to a diverse range of properties and profiles. Tip: Participating in a few answers or asking questions help fill out the profile page with content from your recent activity on the site.

1. Money Sites.
2. Web 2.0 Blogs / Posts.
3. Other Social Account Profiles.
4. Direct Affiliate Links!

Random Link Chaos - Stacking Done Well

Random Link ChaosThis chart illustrates the net effect of Social Stacking SEO methods. It creates a very random and chaotic link graph of high-authority, yet very diverse backlinks. Contrast this with the footprint of spokes of a typical link-wheel or the ascending layers of a tiered link-pyramid.

Building Links To Increase Profile Page Authority

Many people might build out some of these pages and seldom give them another thought. But what if you did even a bit of additional backlink building to these Profile properties? You'd help create and increase PAGE AUTHORITY to help your links on them become even more valuable.

The most powerful might be an OnlyWire submission that would include blog post links in addition to shares and bookmarking. Another step could be some social shares and bookmarks to send some keyword-relevant titles leveraging other peoples Web 2.0 accounts. The simplest way might just be running your social profile URLS through a Backlink Boosting Tool to get the page crawled and powered-up.

Above were just a few examples of some notable websites ideal for high-value social SEO stacking strategies - and recommended link building tools to supercharge them. If there's other Brand / Profile sites you're aware of that offer a lot of link types and opportunities - Kick off a direct message to MacSEOTips on Twitter and I'll explore it for inclusion in this evergreen blog post.

Must-Have Apple Gadgets For Mac Internet Marketing Success

apple-hardwareArmed with just a Mac and a high-speed internet connection you can put your mark on the world wide web and experience a fair degree of affiliate or internet marketing success. But what Apple gadgets and accessories are best to take it to the next level? As I look back on 20 years of being an Apple webmaster and marketer, here's some recommended Mac compatible computer hardware that proved essential in my journey:

A Fast Mac Backup Drive

SuperSonic Rage Flash Drive

Full SSD Read/Write Speeds

Backing up your Mac is critical for a webmaster's site code, HTML, social account passwords, URL lists, images and whatever else would be devastating to lose. For those with modest storage needs, an ultra-fast USB3 flash drive may be all you need to back that Mac!

A Better Mac Webcam With Tripod Mount

Spectacular HD Mac Webcam

Dual Mics, Tripod Camera Mount

Whether it's an iMac desktop or MacBook laptop's built-in iSight, the limited camera angles are nothing but frustrating and sub-optimal. For higher-quality and more flexible video capture sessions, an Apple compatible external webcam will deliver a more polished and professional image. An excellent cam like the Logitech C920 delivers superior images and better color accuracy with the precision placement a tripod can provide for high-quality video marketing content capture and creation.

Decent Desk Lighting

Adjustable 2-Way Desk Lamp

Direct, Bounce, Or Fill Lighting

Serious YouTubers and videographers need to up their game when it comes to webcam lighting at their desks. A desk lamp like this with frosted shades, pivoting lamps and independent switches was one of the best investments I made in improving my video capture frame rates, clarity and color accuracy.

A Quality Headset For Communication And Dictation

Plantronics Micro Headset

Minimalist USB Buds w/Mic

For conducting webinars, Skype calls, or blogging and writing with Apple dictation - Nothing beats a dedicated headset to bypass echo from external speakers and deliver clear speech. For videos, minimalist ear-bud style won't detract like a bulky headset can.

Better Computer Speakers

JLab Stereo Speakers

Spatial USB Audio Playback

Aside from an iMac, no Apple computer really delivers full-range audio reproduction. Nearly any external computer speaker will vastly improve your experience. Especially for website designers and SEO's who keep up watching training videos, webinars and other content on a MacBook, external speakers make sure they're heard loud and clear.

A Cheap All-In-One Printer/Scanner

WiFI Airprint Printer

For OSX and IOS Devices

When buying ink can cost more than a printer does, you might want to simply opt for a new multifunction printer to handle the occasional hard-copy prints and scans any internet-based business requires. An AirPrint compatible wireless AIO can serve your Mac and your IOS devices admirably for under $50!

A Top-Notch Podcasting Microphone

AT 2020+ USB MIcrophone

Mixer Input and Monitor Output

If you're leveraging podcasting or recorded content as part of your internet marketing strategy, a Mac's internal microphone just won't cut it. A standalone desktop USB mic like the Blue Yeti is a top-seller, but other more conventional mic designs give you the flexibility of a studio-style boom mount that can clamp to your desk.

Mobile Marketing iPhone Or iPod Touch

Mobile Social Media Marketing

Website & Content Promotion To Go!

So many daily internet marketing and social media tasks can be done anytime, anywhere on an Apple mobile device. It doesn't have to be an iPhone. I save myself a thousand dollars in cell-phone costs a year by using an iPod Touch, Skype for IOS, and readily available free Wi-Fi networks instead when I'm out and about. It's a great Social Media Management device for sharing Vine or Periscope vids, Twitter or Instagram pics, and status updates in just a few taps.

Top Free Press Release Sites For Mac PR Marketing In 2017

Top Free Press Release Websites
Apple webmasters pondering a free press release marketing strategy might want to explore the top PR sites shown in the graphic posted here. Several hours of gathering, merging, cleaning, analyzing and sorting lists of top news release distribution websites led to some clear indications of which high authority free press release sites rank for the most keywords. It's where your free PR syndication efforts will best be spent in the year ahead.

Top-10 Free PR Sites

Press Release Sites Than Rank Well

Although the now obsolete Google PageRank as well as MOZ DA/PA domain authority rankings provide some insight, it's really SEMRush that tells you how many RANKING KEYWORDS a given press site currently has in the top-100 of Google SERPS. The keyword numbers fall off rapidly as you move down the list, but don't be misled. On some of the smaller PR sites your release isn't competing with nearly as many other releases and still benefit from their Domain Authority. You may also stay on their lists of Newest releases, or the main page of your Category longer for decent visibility.

A Mac News Release Marketing Strategy

Elsewhere I've blogged about Press Release Marketing Strategies a Mac owner can pursue on a limited budget. For actual PR syndication, a subscription to Live PR Submitter might be good for those who actively issue regular releases. RankCrew offers SPUN PR packages that can be very useful in a 2nd-stage strategy to use spintax to target long-tail keyword variants in your titles as it's published to each free PR site. Lastly, Fiverr PR gigs which leverage a seller's *paid* accounts at sites like PRBuzz, ReleaseWire, MyPRGenie can get your news release on powerful PR sites at a very low cost. Remains A Free PR Powerhouse

Perhaps above all, the numbers in the chart are clear: Setting up a free Press Room at PRLog should be your highest priority. Much like building out a centerpiece EzineArticles account for your Mac article marketing efforts, a PRLog press room should sit at the top of your to-do list as the apex of your press release marketing strategy. It should be noted the most powerful free PR sites all offer paid news syndication as well to finance their operations. Paid press releases also tend to have additional SEO and link building power options.

DIY Free PR Distribution Benefits

One of the distinct advantages of pursuing a free press release publishing tactic is the ability to MIX IT UP as you publish from site to site. Good long-tail keyword research lets you mix up the Titles as you publish to rank for terms you might not otherwise nail with a single blast. Even if you paid $600 for a PRWeb premium distribution - one wrong choice in the Title keywords could stymie your success if you targeted a too-competitive keyword to rank for! For the average Mac internet or affiliate marketer, targeting varied long-tail Title alternates as you publish your free release in stages might help get you seen for underserved terms a single (but Duplicate Content filtered) blast might not.

Best HD Webcams For YouTube Vlogging - Google Hangouts

Mac Web Camera IconSuccessful video marketing on a Mac means outputting high-quality video files. If you're shopping for the best webcam for YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion or Google Hangout vlogging, here's a short list of three OSX compatible web cameras most worthy of consideration.

Logitech's Mac compatible C920 is the sweet-spot of absolute clarity, clean audio, and responsive autofocus at a good price. A camera tripod mount assures the option of stability and precise positioning. With a conventional 78 degree field of view it's optimal for direct 1-person talking head videos without including too much surrounding background.

Logitech's OSX compatible C930e is currently their top-of-the-line HD USB webcam with tripod mount -- although it might not be best for solo video bloggers. It has a wider, 90 degree Field-Of-View than most personal webcams and may be best suited for 2 or 3 person teams where more than one person needs to fit on-camera during your hangout or capture sessions.

For the bargain hunter, Logitech's OSX compatible C615 delivers amazing performance for 50 bucks or less. It's portable, fold-up design might be good for Mac video bloggers on the go. It too has a camera mounting hole for tripods and an optical quality glass lens for HD capture that's head and shoulders above any Apple built-in iSight camera.

All the above support up to 1080p HD resolution, have optical quality glass lens, and auto-focus. They also include either a very high-quality single microphone (C615) or dual microphone elements (920c / 930e) that are distinctly better than the tiny, tiny microphone element built into Apple MacBooks or iMacs. So, you can get better audio quality as well as superior video capture in one purchase. More serious YouTubers and Podcasters might want to opt for a separate USB condenser mic for even better audio fidelity.

Best-Ranking High-Authority SEO Article Directories For 2017

List Of Best Article DirectoriesLooking for the best list of article directory sites worth submitting to in 2017 and beyond? Mac article marketers should look closely at the graphic you see here. Hours of merging and cleaning outdated lists of '100 Best Article Directories' published elsewhere, removing duplicates, verifying still active sites, sorting by PageRank / DA / PA / Moz authority, etc. In particular, checking for the number of ranking keywords at SEMRush ultimately revealed who the Top Dogs are: Which directories still rank the best for SEO, and where your article marketer energies are best spent in the new year.

Article Directories That Still Rank High In Google

So what happened to hundreds and hundreds of other directories? Google put the screws to many article directory sites back in 2012 in the Penguin 1.0 era. A lot of article sites had their traffic decimated. Many owners let the domain expire or put it up for sale. Some keep the site intact, but aren't accepting any new articles. Other's limp along with a fraction of the traffic they once got, while some like EzineArtices have recovered from Google penalties.

However, a dozen in particular still absolutely thrive and rank for 1000's of keywords in Google's Top-100 search positions. Many are familiar sites to Mac article writers publishers that have withstood the test of time, a few are surprises.

This hit-list is by no means definitive. For example; Some directories Google now hates may still yield high-ranking articles in Bing and Yahoo. But it's also clear to Apple internet marketers - If you're going to pursue a Mac article writing and submission strategy, you now know the 12 best directories to have accounts at - and where to focus your energies.

Tip: If you need nearly instant, high-quality content for your article submissions - Check Out Articoolo - an artificial intelligence based, natural language generator that writes highly readable article and blog post content within minutes!

Article Marketing is far from dead. Bulk submissions to de-indexed and low-ranking directories is. Targeting article links with Brand, naked URL and your Social media account links is smart. Hammering your top-money keywords in your Author Resource box anchor text isn't wise. General info articles won't cut the ranks. Targeting long-tail keywords and niche interests that are underserved in your articles is how to get seen.

Armed with this list of high domain authority article sites, I'm going to double-down on my article marketing efforts in 2016.

Article Submission Software For Mac Content Marketing

Article Submitter Software Mac : ASHelperIs there any known article submission software for Mac OSX? Well there is, or was, or sorta is. An article directory submitter program called ASHelper was written years ago using Adobe Air cross-platform technology and is still available for download.

Article Submission Helper - ASHelper - is sadly no longer officially supported. It comes pre-loaded with over 100 article directories and a way to semi-automate registering at each, then submit to them from pre-populated account log-in and article content fields. The problem is the vast majority of the directories are no longer in existence. Perhaps more importantly, only 10 or so of the highest PageRank and Domain Authority directories which still rank for a lot of keywords are even worth submitting to these days.

Tip: Need blog post or article content FAST? Try out Articoolo an online computer generated article writer that delivers highly-readable content in 2 minutes or less!

That said, ASHelper can still be a useful Mac article submitter tool because it supports spintax decoding and data fields to enter your Title, Summary, Article Body, and a spun Author Resource box. It includes a built-in web browser to navigate to each directory and log in. By pre-loading a spun article, then using Copy & Paste -- You can spin a variant, copy and paste the content to the proper fields at each site, complete your article submit, then go to another directory and spin again. If you're willing to slog from one article directory to another - it CAN help you do manual submissions yourself a little easier - and post more unique articles to each site. You can download the app here.

DIY Mac Article Directory Submission vs SEO Outsourcing
The benefit of doing it yourself is that you post to YOUR OWN author accounts and benefit from centralized control over all your articles at each site. There's a lot of value to having a well-maintained Author Account at several of the top directories, to have a complete profile filled out, have a handful of articles published at each.

Manual DIY submission is slow and tedious. Writing a high-caliber article, manual spinning of flawless quality, preparing varied Article Summaries and Author Box content and anchor link URL variations is a big task. Then slogging from directory to directory, spinning, copy and pasting then submitting is ultimately an arduous endeavor no matter how you slice it.

Spintax Article SubmissionAs an alternative, outsourcing a fully spun article submission with RankCrew might be a more efficient method. For $8-$10 you can get a 30 or 50 article submission package to their well-maintained list of ranking and active article directories. Particularly with spun titles, the spintax assures your articles target long-tail keyword variants as they're published and more of your articles are likely to avoid duplicate content filtering.

Fiverr Article Submit GigsA third option might be to outsource it on Fiverr. There you'll generally find gigs that will submit an article to their best choice of 10-15 directories for $5. They may - or may not - support spintax articles. The best gigs give you the option to create accounts you specify to let you control the username and log-in password for them. But typically, when you outsource article submission, it's usually done under THEIR registered accounts, and with someone else's pen-name. The article and Author Resource Box will still be yours, but you won't be able to log in, edit, or manage any published articles.

High DA / PA - PageRank Article Directories

The higher the Domain Authority of the directory, the more likely your articles are to rank on the first few pages of the major search engines. Of course the primary keywords in your title and content are subject to the ranking competitiveness of the topic. So longtail keyword research is essential when crafting your article's topic, content and title.

In another post I present a short-list of CURRENT article directory recommendations that still rank well in Google and Bing and are best to target your publishing efforts on in the year ahead. Always publish to #1 EzineArticles first as the apex of your Mac content marketing strategy -- Then publish spun variants at the others after Ezine approval.

SEO SaaS Cloud Apps For Mac : Internet Marketing Software

SaaS SEO Cloud Computing AppsFor those of you unfamiliar with the concept of SaaS cloud apps for Mac SEO marketing tasks, I'll clue you in how SaaS can help your website promotion and content creation efforts. SaaS is a different way of running programs from what you're used to. SaaS an acronym for Software as a Service. It's a modern way of accessing and running sophisticated applications completely over the Internet. The benefit Mac SEO SaaS applications bring to Apple website owners and internet marketers is game-changing. Advanced SEO tools can run in your OSX web browser and are platform-independent.

An excellent example of a SaaS app for internet marketers is Articoolo - an instant article writing app that generates highly-readable content on nearly any subject in 2 minutes or less.

Platform-neutral cloud apps erase much of the disparity Mac web masters have historically faced wanting to use certain marketing and link building programs that were written for Windows-ONLY. Running Microsoft Windows using Parallels, VMWare Fusion, or Apple's BootCamp on a Mac has been an alternative for some users. However, the added disk space requirements, installation and maintenance overhead, and the stiff $100-200+ cost of a valid Windows OS license has been unfeasible for many Apple SEO's.

Instead of having to install, update and maintain software on your Mac, with SaaS cloud internet marketing tools you just access the app via the internet with your preferred Apple-friendly browser like Safari, Chrome or Mac Firefox. A reasonably fast internet connection helps. SaaS applications generally have no stringent user hardware requirements. The applications themselves can be quite complex and powerful, rivaling the features of standalone apps.

Some Examples of Mac Compatible SaaS SEO Software:

Link Building SaaS SEO Apps:
FCS Networker : Web 2.0 blog posting and social sharing
RankWyz : Social sharing and Web 2.0 blog posts

Social Sharing And Bookmarking SaaS Apps:
Social Adr - For social shares and bookmarks to 20+ sites
OnlyWire - For Web 2.0 blog posting, social shares and bookmarking to 35+ websites
Buffer App - For posting social shares to FB, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest
SyndWire - Spun content sharing to 30+ social and blog platforms

Content And Article Spinner SaaS Apps:
Articoolo - Intelligent Computer Generated Articles in minutes!
Spin Rewriter - Online Article Spinner
The Content Professor : Article spinning and content mashup

Web And Infographic Design SaaS Apps:

Video Creation and Editing Apps

The above list of Mac cloud computing solutions clearly aren't just limited to SEO, backlink building, social posting and internet marketing apps. Indeed we're seeing companies like Adobe offer cloud-based image editing and publishing solutions. There are cloud versions of Microsoft Office and many other conventional productivity applications that don't necessarily need to run directly on Apple's OSX or iOS to be accessed.

All SaaS applications and users share a single, code base and a common infrastructure which is centrally maintained. SaaS helps eliminate all the costs associated with maintaining multiple platforms and OS versions of runtime code. SaaS applications are sometimes referred to on-demand software, browser-based software, or cloud hosted software. Regardless of the nomenclature, SaaS applications run off the SaaS provider’s web servers. They manage all aspects of access to the app, including availability, security, updates and performance.

The downside for Apple web masters is they usually operate on a monthly or annual subscription basis. When you stop paying, you lose access to the software completely. Some offer different levels of subscription fees depending on how heavily or infrequently you're likely to use their server resources. Another downside is UX - User Interface inconsistencies. With a native Mac SEO app, the windows, buttons, menus and controls all behave consistently and make software easier to use. With SaaS programs you'll find usable but quirky interfaces and not as intuitive icons that can make the app a bit harder to use.

Market Samurai vs Long Tail Pro Mac Keyword Research Tools

Those who are Apple affiliate or internet marketers with one or multiple websites know the value of having good Mac keyword research tools that directly run on OSX such as Market Samurai's Keyword Analysis module or as an alternative, Spencer Haw's Long Tail Pro. Both of these run by using Adobe AIR runtime technology for cross-platform use on either a Windows PC or Macintosh computer. Both tap into your registered Google AdWords account to leverage data from their keyword planner.

Mac Keyword Tool Market SamuraiMarket Samurai is clearly the most established player. Not only does it include a great keyword planning tool but 7 other modules making it a serious all-in-one SEO app which also performs SEO Competition, Rank Tracking, Domain Samurai, Find and Publish Content, Affiliate Monetization, and Link Building Promotion too. You get 8 modules in all for a one time fee to purchase. One can optionally buy additional keyword rank tracking credits if needed, but that's totally optional. Setting Traffic, Title and URL competition filters/limits is the key to finding easy long tail phrases and the best permalink URL's to use in your posts and articles. Sadly, their own built-in presets aren't optimal, but you can set your own thresholds to quickly spot low-competition underserved key phrases.

Mac Long Tail Keyword ToolLongTail Pro has a narrower scope, primarily keyword research and competition analyzing - as well as domain purchasing research for optimal partial and exact match domain choices. It's largely based on a subscription model. It's usable with a low one-time purchase fee, but there's additional monthly costs to unlock the (somewhat essential) LongTail Platinum level features. One of these is a KC Score, a 1-click calculator of competitive metrics to indicate which keywords you're most likely to rank for; something Market Samurai doesn't have. Most frustrating you can't just paste or import a list of keywords you've already gathered or analyzed in the (ahem) Pro version - you must upgrade to the Platinum version.

In your own shoot-out of Long Tail Pro vs Market Samurai Mac -- I'd encourage Apple web masters to explore the free trial of BOTH these two keyword research apps for Mac OSX. Both have excellent training videos on their website or on YouTube to quickly get up to speed during the trial evaluation period. That said I think the vast majority of internet marketers find Mac Market Samurai to be the best money they'd ever invested in for a Mac compatible SEO tool. And that Long Tail Pro is a possible adjunct to help refine your keyword lists and get additional targeting perspective.

3 Free Broken Link Checkers For Mac Website Maintenence

Mac Broken Link CheckerLooking for Apple-friendly tools to check for broken links on your website? There'a a few OSX broken link checker apps for Mac that can help quickly identify broken, unresolvable or dead links quickly, and for free.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider For Mac OSX

The best free webmaster tool to check for broken links that runs natively on Mac OS is Screaming Frog. (They also offer Windows and Linux versions.) A must-have tool for keeping your internal and outgoing links clean and functional - and keeping the search engines happy with your site.

Integrity Link Checker For Mac OSX

Another favorite from Sheila Dixon at PeacockMedia is Integrity - it's the 'Lite' free version to check a site's link structure. A far more powerful Pro sibling called Scrutiny offers a 30-day trial.

SEO Spyder For Mac OSX

Another free website link checker is SEOSpyder - which runs natively on OSX - can check up to 500 links. That might be fine for smaller sites or those without a lot of blog entries. A full, unlocked version is also available from Mobilio.

Finding, removing or fixing broken links matters. A few dead links are normal over the course of time, and it's not fatal to a website's rankings. But it is a metric the search engine spiders take into account as they crawl your website - and can flag for demerit points of your site has an excessive number of them. A few minutes with any of the above mentioned Mac backlink checkers can help pinpoint any problem links in a minute or two.

A broken link gives you a few options. You can replace the link with the proper URL if it moved or was malformed. You can replace the link destination to a better resource. Or, you can delete the link entirely if it's not essential to your content.

Linkbuilding Automation App For Mac SEO : FCS Networker

FCS Automated Link Building
Lacking serious internet marketing apps like GSA Search Engine Ranker, ScrapeBox, Magic Submitter and others that only run on Windows -- Mac OSX users often have to do site promotion and link building very manually, or blindly outsource SEO tasks they wish they could do directly. FCS Networker is an Apple-friendly online SEO app that builds high quality links leveraging the most effective Web 2.0 and Social Sharing sites that the major search engines love.

Automated Link Building Software For Mac

As a cloud-based SaaS app, FCS Networker enables Apple marketers using any Mac web browser to have direct control over where and when your content gets published. It supports hundreds of free Web 2.0 blog, document sharing and bookmarking sites. You're free to configure and choose as many or few sites used for each backlink building project. You either create articles / blog posts or short social posting blurbs, then send them out as broad or narrowly targeted, as fast or slow, as aggressively or conservatively as you choose.

Mac SEO Software For Link Building

Many of the Web 2.0 blog properties can be effective Barnacle - Parasite SEO properties that can drive direct traffic and rank well in their own right, especially if you keep article content quality very high. The Social module can then be used send reinforcing signals to these Tier-1 URL's to keep them ranking.

Powerful Mac Backlink Creation Tools

Here are the notable benefits of FCS's link building automation app:

• Builds quality links on high Domain Authority Web 2.0 & Social accounts
• Uses a Mac browser friendly web interface rather than desktop software
• Doesn't require running Windows on a Mac using VMWare or Parallels
• Social posts and Blog / Articles can all be spun - SpinReWriter integration
• Full control over Anchor Text ratios and diversification
• Create URL Sets to promote inner-pages or multiple sites at random
• Automatic content generation / article creation / spinning is built in
• Image, video, or Authority site links option automatically embedded
• You own and manage your own Social & Web 2.0 blog network accounts
• No Proxy or Captcha expenses -- FCS handles it all in the background
• Backlink indexing included + Export for your favorite link indexing tool
• Easily create Tier-2 link wheels & pyramids from Tier-1 URL reports
• Scheduled and Drip-Fed link building at your preferred pace

Affordable Mac Web Tools

For as little as $17 a month, a starter account with FCS can put the full power of professional automated SEO backlink building software at a Mac users fingertips -- with a few caveats to be aware of:

• Initially configuring accounts, sets, and projects in FCS is a BIG task
• Expect a learning-curve and the need to really grok the tutorial videos
• Need to self-register or Fiverr outsource account creation on dozens of Web 2.0 sites
• FCS's automated account creation tool is currently for Windows only
• FCS offers cheap pre-built accounts but you can't choose user names or passwords
• For Tier-1 content you need to have very high-quality spun articles ready
• Web 2.0's come and go: Expect some failed submissions and account losses

Getting Started With FCS Link Automation

You can dip a toe in with a low-cost basic FCS starter account with 3000 total submissions per month. Create a Set with just a few of your current Web 2.0 blogging sites and a handful of your Social sharing accounts to learn the ropes, conserve monthly submission credits, and minimize any screw-ups. You can always scale-up, add dozens or even hundreds more web accounts, link and cross-link far more aggressively once you've mastered the basics.

Great Backlink Software For Mac

I personally use this SaaS link building tool myself for dozens of affiliate websites and I am getting great results for less than $20 a month. I highly recommend FCS Networker for any Mac user who has multiple sites and is dead serious about making money online. Get your account at FCS and start getting the traffic and rankings you need!

Parasite And Barnacle SEO Survival Strategies For Affiliate Marketers

Parasite Website Rankings
Parasite website or Barnacle SEO is a popular search engine ranking strategy to get online visibility by getting your content and links on high domain authority, top-ranking sites that allow users to post their own content. When your own website doesn't or can't get direct Page 1 or 2 organic SERP rankings -- you can still get meaningful referral traffic from select barnacle authority sites high up the ranks. It's especially useful for trying to salvage penalized money sites and keep traffic coming in from anywhere you can get it.

The key to a powerful Parasite platform SEO strategy is trying each of the following popular barnacle backlink types -- and assessing which properties are currently most capable of squeaking into the cracks of Top-20 rankings and driving direct referral site traffic; both near and long-term.

TIP: While Parasite SEO tactics are easiest with low-competition LOCAL searches ('Armadillo Pest Removal in Lubbock Texas') -- The key to success for broader reach is in 4-5-6 word LONG-TAIL keyword targeting to find the 'cracks' and 'backdoor' foothold you can get in underserved general search niches. Deep keyword research and quality content spinning is almost essential, especially to target minor long-tail variants in your Titles. Spun body content, when possible, helps to avoid duplicate content FILTERS which limit the number of viable barnacle sites you might otherwise rank well on.

Parasite Video Marketing

As the #2 'search engine' in the world, leveraging a YouTube barnacle strategy should be a high priority for getting your videos onto page 1 of Google SERPS. The keys to success are short, engaging videos with a colorful appealing thumbnail that's carefully targeting long-tail, lower competition Titles and optimized descriptions and tags. However, your video distribution strategy shouldn't stop at only YouTube. Daily Motion, Vimeo, Break and others also work as parasite platforms. This video submission package can get your video file distributed and embedded far and wide for $10. It lets you spin Title and the Video Descriptions to target keyword variants as its published.

Parasite Article Marketing

The key to a successful barnacle article marketing tactic is to identify and focus primarily on the Top 5 to 10 highest ranking article directories which still rank relatively well. Maintaining a centerpiece EzineArticles account is still very valuable. The next phase is completely rewriting and/or thoroughly spinning those articles to very high quality for use on other top tier article sites - with slightly different Title variants and leveraging other URLs and anchors to really mix your Author Bio box power. How-To's, Buyer Guides and Informational Topic Summaries are the types of articles most likely to rank.

Parasite Press Release Marketing

Leveraging press releases for barnacle SEO is a quick way to get rapid, overnight search engine visibility given the 'Newsy' time-stamped nature of press releases. They're 'fresh' and Google ranks them highly in the near-term. Few of us can afford a $300+ Premium Syndication newswire service for one release - so I advocate a more modest, low-cost 3-stage PR marketing strategy starting with Live PR submitter for initial syndication. Next, a Fiverr gig for sending a spun PR variant to top ranking parasite SEO news release sites like PRBuzz, ReleaseWire, MyPRGenie, etc. Follow up with a final submission using this spun free press release submission package which accepts full spintax of URL's, Titles and Body content.

Parasite Web 2.0 Blog Marketing

Using high DA - Domain Authority free host Web 2.0 blogging platforms continues to be an effective barnacle seo tactic, hence the popularity of Web 2.0 link pyramid and link wheel properties. The key here is to build out real, quality parasite Web 2.0 blogs with ideally FIVE or more articles to get meaningful traction. Too many spammers are building disposable 1-post spam blogs using automation by the thousands each day.

Keep the theme / niche tight. Since many internet marketers often run multiple affiliate sites that are often in the same Health / Tech / Etc niche, you can use a specifically themed parasite blogs to promote several of your money sites with a similar topic.

Parasite Document Sharing Marketing

As with general article marketing - select public Document Sharing sites also make great barnacle SEO properties: You can take existing PDF's, slide-shows or articles and move your links from the Bio box into the body content for contextual links - then post to sites like Docstoc, SlideShare, Prizmshare and others. These can be outsourced cheaply with a Fiverr gig to the Top-10 or 20 parasite doc sites with the most ranking power.

Parasite Social Marketing SEO

Of course, the major social platforms from Pinterest to FaceBook to Twitter, LinkedIn and beyond all have high authority and are barnacle SEO properties in their own right -- though generally individual items or posts do NOT rank on their own - or are gone in a day. However, IF you have decent Brand or Name Recognition - and corresponding searches, your Social Profile can still show-up everywhere across the net and in Google, Bing and Yahoo SERPS from the account profiles you've established. Fiverr gigs that register you on dozens and dozens of social properties (ideally with image, extended bio, etc. with gig extras) with a FULL profile build-out will create many parasite rankings across the top five pages of SERPS very cheaply. Services like NameChk and KnowEm can help you assess the extent of your Brand / Name footprint.

Parasite Image And Infographic SEO

Lacking deep textual content, individual graphics or infographics aren't likely to perform well as a barnacle listing. An exception might be a wildly popular Pinterest pin or Tumblr image that has been repinned and shared extensively AND contains a meaty, multiple-sentence keyword-loaded description the search engines pick up on. Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo image search may lead to occasional site visits, hence the importance of using ALT tags as part of your site's on-page SEO optimization.

Parasite Local Citation SEO

Local business listing barnacle site rankings are the simplest parasite pages to get of all. Smaller, less competitive towns and suburbs are especially easy to target and dominate. However with Paid Ads, Google/Bing Maps and Yelp utterly dominating Page 1, even powerful parasite rankings from local directories like YellowPages, SuperPages, HotFrog, CitySquares, MerchantCircle and others are often getting shoved off to Page 2 and beyond. It's still critical to obtain these citation listings for any brick and mortar storefront business, regardless. You can visit Yext to get a free assessment of your current local biz listings to see what sites you do - or ought to have listings on.

A Basic Barnacle SEO Methodology

If you're hellbent on affiliate survival, you've got to find love where it exists when less and less is coming directly from Google. Pursuing barnacle and parasite page SEO tactics isn't easy. But at the very least, committing to a four-pronged tactic of Video, Press Release, Document Site and Article Marketing submissions can make a real difference in getting direct traffic.

It can be a big project to create and assemble a few videos, press releases, images, articles and docs to use in your barnacle / parasite strategy. The submissions themselves are only $5 or $10 to outsource, so you can efficiently execute a broad barnacle strategy for only a $25 to $50 investment. To balance the ROI of time and money, focus a barnacle SEO strategy on your most profitable niche sites and primarily link to your highest converting landing pages.

The ART is in the execution, with daily monitoring of web stats to identify and note referring traffic sources that are showing up in your server logs. It's also important to note the differences between Google and Yahoo/Bing when you get high-ranking results in the SERPs. You'll start to see for example, which Web 2.0 properties or Press Release sites Bing deems most authoritative vs which one's Google favors. There are similarities and differences - especially important if you have a site that Google has strangled for visibility - but still does well at Bing / Yahoo.

Tip: If you get any parasite SEO platform content ranking somewhere on the first two pages of search results, promptly boost those links with social signals or run them through a backlink indexing tool to help them hold their position longer or climb higher in the rankings. You needn't be heavy-handed with link building to barnacle pages, just make sure any parasite URL's that rank well get some additional backlink signals to reinforce their position.

Then, just DO MORE OF WHAT WORKS. For example, I have a free TypePad blog that ranks higher and drives more traffic than my free WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogspot blog does for that niche. So regularly publishing to that TypePad parasite is where my energy's best spent. You'll find your own examples of where you get the most traction - then target those web properties again with a fresh piece of content.

Best Mac Article Spinner : SpinRewriter Features Update

Article Rewriter For Mac
Content rewriting using spintax - whether used for spun article marketing, blog posts, press releases, or social posts for varied titles and descriptions remains a popular SEO tactic for three reasons: It works for generating statistically unique content that search engines crave - while avoiding duplicate content filtering. It helps target medium and long-tail keyword variants automatically and randomly - finding the 'cracks' in underserved niches and topics. And most importantly spun content is a huge time saver leveraging existing text and articles into new, fresh content.

SpinRewriter has evolved to being one of the best spinners for Mac marketing needs. With the latest version 6 release of SpinRewriter, the best gets even better. For money-page content I prefer manual selections of optimal alternate suggestions from a drop-down. On Tier-1 posts, I'm comfortable with it's automated spinning starting with it's most conservative setting.

There's really only a few article spinners out there with ANY degree of real intelligence: Namely, Spin Rewriter, the Content Professor, WordAI, and The Best Spinner. The latter sadly is a Windows only application. So Apple internet marketers should look to OSX browser-based spinning apps for Mac that can be accessed over the web as a SaaS - Software as a Service application.

In the previous version (v5) several critical features were added: The ability to embed images or videos, advanced automated sentence rewriting, the ability to reorder list items - or article sections, increasingly intelligent word substitutions, much faster spintax generation, and more. Also notable was access to the massive repository of PLR articles so that you could quickly access, scrape, generate and spin a unique article with prewritten content from their database.

In v6 of SpinRewriter, the most notable NEW features include:
- A completely updated and refined User Interface
- Android and IOS apps to spin and publish on handheld devices
- Even faster rewriting speeds - especially for long 1000+ word documents
- Instant article publishing to 1 or more self-hosted WordPress blogs
- Ready to publish article writing service integration
- A free WordPress plug-in to integrate spinning into your WP publishing
- Limited VA Virtual Assistant accounts for outsourcing tasks

Spin Rewriter already enjoys wide industry support with integration of it's API built into many popular internet marketing services and apps like SocialAdr, SocialMonkee, FCS Networker and others. Having an active SpinRewriter subscription can be used to spin highly readable content inside of many 3rd-party link building and content publishing platforms.

SpinRewriter offers a $37 month to month subscription which I only recommend if you have a lot of ready content needing to be spun - and then intend to cancel. An annual subscription can be had for around $77 so it's the best value if you've got a spun content marketing strategy you plan to pursue in the year ahead. There's also a pricier one-time lifetime subscription where you pony up the big bucks upfront, and never have to think about re-billing again. In retrospect, given how good and useful Spin Rewriter has been for my Mac article spinning needs, I wish I'd just paid for the lifetime plan years ago.

I can't recommend this Mac compatible text spinning software service highly enough. If you've tried any of the lesser or atrocious online free spinning tools out there you know what horrible, brain-dead word substitutions they make. I trust SpinRewriter (especially at it's more conservative automatic settings) to produce logical, imminently readable spun output that I'm not embarrassed to be linking from. Can't say that about all those other free and crappy spinning tools that generate non-sensical garbage.

With a 5-day free trial, Apple bloggers and Mac article marketers have nothing to lose by giving Version 6 of SpinRewriter a test-drive to see how well it can help you vary and leverage your web content.

Use Mac Dictation For Blogging : Article Writing : PR Marketing

microphone for mac dictation
If you haven't pondered or tried using Apple's Dictation software for your content creation and internet marketing efforts you might be missing out on a way to utterly revolutionize and improve your writing and publishing schedule. Whether you use Mac speech recognition to draft blog posts, write article marketing content, generate a press release, or compose a social media blurb for sharing -- there's ways to take advantage of the free speech to text software now built into Mac OSX since Mountain Lion. This isn't just a novel or avant-garde content marketing trend. Voice recognition and dictation is the FUTURE of computer data entry and interaction on both desktop computers and handheld gadgets.

Time-Saving Content Creation

Thousands of articles have been written on how to avoid, get over, get past writer's block. Thousands more about how to quickly and efficiently compose a blog post, write an article, generate a press release in minutes and not hours. In the time it takes to read such posts ABOUT rapidly creating quality content, you could have dictated one on your Macintosh, made a few quick edits, and gotten fresh content published and live on the internet. All you need for an optimal Apple speech recognition session is a quality Apple compatible headset or desktop microphone for Mac and you're good to go.

Dictate Anywhere - Anytime

Mac Dictation Settings
You can literally use Mac dictation in ANY OSX app that accepts text input. Just make sure you've enabled OSX ENHANCED dictation in System Preferences and tap the FN - Function Key twice. That even includes text entry fields on web pages in your Safari, FireFox or Chrome browser. Beyond writing for blog posts, news releases, or articles -- Apple speech to text can also help save time composing Twitter tweets, FaceBook posts, Social Bookmarking Titles and Descriptions, and many other internet and affiliate marketing tasks.

Stop Typing - Start Talking

Stylistically, there can be a HUGE advantage into using Apple's free dictation software to help with your content generation. There's just something about saying what's on your mind that affects and alters the way you write - usually in advantageous ways. Typing is inefficient. Most people can speak 3 to 5 times faster than they can type; a huge boost in productivity. Sometimes the translation of what's on your mind physically getting out through your fingertips ends up altered. You'll pause more often typing, lose your train of thought, backspace to correct, and frequently be tempted to edit along the way in halting, stilted ways you wouldn't just by speaking.

Clarity Of Thought - And Diction

That doesn't mean you should just babble endless streams of consciousness and think that that makes for good readability and high user engagement. Using OSX dictation software for your blogging, press release and article marketing efforts definitely requires some forethought. You'll want a written topic outline to keep your dictation effort on track, and a clear head that's organized and speaks logically and succinctly. It's also critical to enunciate clearly. For all the strides PC and Mac computer speech recognition has made over the years, it's your responsibility to cleanly enunciate your words so that the speech recognition software doesn't struggle to interpret your intent. It'll help minimize any after-the-session editing you'll need to make as you proofread the results.

Write Longer Content That Google Loves

It's no 'SEO Secret' that longer content pieces - especially those over 1000 words - ranks better in Google than shorter one's do. Indeed statistical analysis shows that the average length of an article on Page 1 of Google SERPs is well over 1200 words - and ideally around 1800. Using Apple's Speech To Text features make it faster and simpler to share your thoughts or expertise at-length, generate in-depth content, and keep your readers on-site and engaged. Additionally, when using Apple dictation, you're likely to write in a less keyword-contrived style and lean towards a more LSI - Latent Semantic Indexing style of prose that just naturally incorporates a wide variety of topic related word usage and variations.

Link Collider Review : All-In-1 Social Likes - Shares Traffic Exchange

Mac Social Sharing Tools
Of all the social sharing, likes and hits services I've tried, Link Collider is my #1 fave. It's a very modern, well-developed cloud-based service that is simple to use and control from any web browser. It's a quite comprehensive 'All-In-One' SEO link building and social sharing platform with spintax support of all Titles and Description fields. It's elegantly designed and well implemented. Although there's many other competing Like Exchange and Share services, the user interface really sets it apart from others like AddMeFast or YouLikeHits. Link Collider's user interface is world-class SaaS programming and quite impressive!

Diverse Socal Sharing Automation

I spend about $1 a day across 20 sites/urls to get a huge variety of shares, likes, followers, and links. The service covers pretty much all the major, top-tier social sites WORTH posting to. Namely: FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Google+. (LinkedIn, Instagram and SoundCloud are a few of the major platforms that aren't currently supported.) Although you can promote 3 URLS for free by sharing content and earning daily credits, a basic paid account gives you set-it, forget-it promotion to 20 or more URL's. Other LinkCollider 'worker-bees' with free accounts do the sharing for you, so you can focus on more important content creation and marketing activities.

Permanent Backlink Building Too

LinkCollider recently added WordPress and Blogger blog post links as well to diversify backlink types beyond just social shares and signals. These yield more potentially permanent links. On the downside, they'll end up on random Blogspot and WP blogs mixed in with other shares - Uncategorized - and on blogs lacking any tight, niche-related topical theme.

Link Collider also run their own mini blog network of about 3 dozen sub-domained sites that optionally generates one permanent backlink for each web page URL you have active each day. Though some of these blogs have surprisingly high Domain Authority - posts aren't even categorized and worse - Link Collider's blogs all sit on the same IP address, lowering your daily placed link's SEO value while leaving a huge footprint.

They added a spintax checking *preview* option to the blog network backlink module recently which is very helpful in detecting and correcting bracket errors. Publishing with occasional visual spintax formatting glitches is a dead giveaway you're using spun content and automation. Though all of Link Collider's text fields support spun Titles and Descriptions for all submission types, spintax *preview* isn't (yet) implemented site-wide. They're working on it, and full spintax checking is much needed.

Granular Control Over Social Sharing

Although there's options for click traffic and auto-surf website exposure too - I don't recommend you spend credits on those notoriously low-converting activities. You can simply un-check any share types you don't want at all, or disable them after you've received x-number of shares. For example, when I add a new URL I let it initially post to ALL the major services. However, after a dozen shares I typically turn-off Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Tumblr - and focus primarily on Google+, FaceBook and Twitter shares for the long haul.

If you have a monthly paid account, you can set the daily limit for shares. I spread my daily credits across 20 URL's for slow and random share types over the course of the month. You can dynamically add / remove URL's to immediately stop and start promoting a different page or account.

Some Link Shares Are Better Than Others

Particularly with highly visual sites, text-based shares don't get much if any traction. Without the ability to attach a preferred image to your Pinterest or Tumblr share, they just end up as dull text entries posted in someones Pin or Tumblr stream.

Who's Sharing Content On Link Collider?

If there's a major downside for me, the Link Collider user-base is very international. Most users earning credits for sharing your content are from, say, India, Malaysia, and other Asian Rim countries - but that's common with ALL of the link exchanges. I'd ideally prefer a more targeted and affluent USA following / users / shares for my affiliate marketing and I'm not getting as much of that as I'd like. Better geographical targeting is a sorely needed feature.

Tracking Link Collider Social Share Activities

Social Link Count Tools
Sadly, many of Link Collider's shares, likes, follows, etc, don't show up anywhere I can readily find or verify. Clearly SOME of them are happening - but may be occuring in other global Geo-Locations a North American internet user won't see. If a French user shares something on their country's account - it's not going to show up anywhere in a stream in the USA.

If you use any of the free Social Media Popularity link checkers online - (I like this one at SEOCentro) - you will see at least some of them are showing up in your growing share counts within a few days. So at least some of these social shares and signals are getting out there and getting crawled.

FYI: I also leverage a SocialAdr account subscription for spun content social shares and bookmarks. At least there I get full reporting so I can fully verify if the link was posted, if the specific URL is still live, and can optionally download the links for running through a backlink indexing tool if I want to send more link-juice their way. SocialAdr also targets a very different set of Top-Tier social sharing sites, so I consider it an important adjunct to my social signal marketing process.

Fan And Follow Growth - Slow And Steady

LinkCollider provides it's own daily and cumulative share / follow counts for you to monitor as well, but there's NO easy way to confirm any of them. And the counts certainly aren't accurate. A particular SEO FaceBook Fan Page I run now has about 62 followers - though LinkCollider tells me (and has spent my credits) supposedly getting me well over 200. The same with Twitter where Link Collider may say I got a dozen follows that day - but in my Twitter Notifications panel I might only see a couple of new followers.

That said, Link Collider does seem to be growing my social followings slow and steady: I'm using it specifically for Twitter, Pinterest and FaceBook account building. As long as I'm getting incremental Fan growth very cheaply, maybe that's okay. I look at it somewhat like high-PR web directory submissions - you submit to a 100 directory sites, and maybe end up with a dozen actual approved links.

Kiss A Lot Of Frogs To Find Some Princes

It's worth keeping in mind most of these types of services all have a fair number of users posting to real-looking but 'fake' zombie accounts. They'll share your content to earn credits -- but basically few humans ever see or interact with their account activity. A simple Fiverr gig to register at dozens of social sites it all it takes - but these spammy accounts often lack social authority or followings of their own to amplify their activity.

That said, some Link Collider users may share from their real, primary personal accounts - but might quickly delete/unfollow you shortly after they've earned points for it. However, it also possible that someone who's sharing has an actual interest in your niche, actively chooses to share your content, has a respectable following, and may engage with your content, site, or account long into the future.

Is LinkCollider Safe To Use?

On the simplest level there are only TWO kinds of websites / pages / posts out there on the internet: Those that get shared, liked, and visits - and those that don't. It's important to TRY to get visibility for your content in whatever ways you can. 'Crowd-Sourcing' is one way to get others helping you. How aggressive you are about acquiring likes and shares through Social and Traffic Exchanges is up to you. If you're like many internet and affiliate marketers, you have multiple sites, some of which desperately need ANY traction they can get. Others may be so penalized by Google that you've got nothing to lose SEO wise. If you're uncomfortable with share exchanges, you can initially experiment with them on sites that have nowhere to go but up. Or, use them LIGHTLY on money-sites to send a supplemental sprinkling of signals without being too heavy-handed.

Link Collider Review : Final Thoughts

I figure many of the credits I spend don't have much direct ROI. But for a penny or less, it doesn't matter. We know the major search engines are at least monitoring social activity and mentions: Namely Google loves Twitter, and Bing and FaceBook have had long ties. We know social posts can help new content get crawled and ranking quicker. How these social mentions directly translate to higher organic search SERP rankings is still unknown. However, after using the service with a Basic paid account for a few months, the *CUMULATIVE* effects of all these shares are starting to add up to some direct traffic and slow but steadily growing a fanbase / following that I'd otherwise find hard to obtain.

You can always try a Link Collider free trial and dabble with three site URL's or Social Accounts you'd like to promote.

Rank Crew Review : Manual SEO Link Building Outsourcing Service

RankCrew Link Building Service Review
Review Of Rank Crew :
Rank Crew offers a highly powerful Manual SEO Link Building Service engineered by one of the most highly noted people in SEO, Internet and Affiliate Marketing. Still in business after many years, it's staffed with an experienced team of veteran, highly trained link-building experts trained to help you obtain higher search engine rankings utilizing a blend of both the most conventional and more modern link building types and methods.

Update: As of summer 2016, RankCrew made major changes to the link packages and types they offer. Sadly, some of the packages (Spun Articles and Press Releases, Video Submissions, RSS feeds, and others) are gone. Some new - very powerful but more expensive packages have replaced many of the affordable 'Old School' link building methods - I personally still like to use.

Wide Link-Type Diversity :
The kinds of backlink services available include PR Press Release distribution and Article Directory submits, Web 2.0 and Forum properties in addition to Authority profile registration, Video submission, Web Directory and Social Bookmarking tasks. Low-cost Pinterest and Twitter promotion gigs are available too.

You might think some of these are 'Old School' or imagine they're supposedly 'Toxic' in 2016 - But they're NOT when used intelligently and with careful use of Branded, Naked URL or Generic anchors mixed with proper Money Keyword ratios.

Specific Link Building Jobs or Link Packages :
For those who already know what kind of backlinks you need, you can order your own range of individual link package types mentioned above for your site with one of the available services. Additionally, you can select among several diverse link type bundle packages which may do small or larger batches of combined Article, Directory, Social Bookmarking, Profile Building and RSS Feed submits. What's best depends on whether you run an established authority site with ranking resilience - or a new site where you need to tread lightly and insure diverse link types.

Extremely Affordable And Reputable SEO Services :

The pricing of Rank Crew's link packages are highly affordable, typically ranging from $4 to $10 or $30 for many of them. A large financial commitment isn't needed to test out, explore and try smaller, cheaper SEO jobs first to evaluate their effectiveness and traffic driving potential. It's far more reliable than trying out $5 Fiverr SEO gigs blindly - with less risk of screw-ups performed by amateur SEO linkbuilding wannabes.

Quality Submission Site Metrics :
One of the advantages of reputable outsourced SEO services like Rank Crew is the refined and pruned site submission lists they maintain. They do the legwork of constantly ascertaining WHICH sites are highest in ranking power, legacy PageRank, trust flow and domain authority, and weed out de-indexed and non-functioning sites frequently to assure quality control, juicy links, and happy customers. For example, they only offer a maximum of 100 Directory submissions, not 1,000 or 5,000 junk dirs - just 100 that they've vetted.

Little or no SEO Experience Required: Just fill in the provided data fields to submit your info. Familiarity with bracketed spintax code can be advantageous, but up to 10 or more individual Title fields are provided if you're more comfortable entering each variant manually.

Each of the resulting built links are processed through one of The Most Effective Link Indexing Service to leverage link juice power - a real time saver to insure your newly published content, profiles or links get crawled quickly and rank better.

Text Spinning Supported In All Fields :
ALL packages can use spintax format for the Content, Titles, Descriptions and even the URLs for assured statistical uniqueness of the content and to achieve varied keyphrase variations upon publishing.

Reasonable quality uniquely auto-generated content can be used in select article and blog building packages using spun ArticleBuilder content - or you can optionally provide your own pre-written and preferably pre-spun article(s) in an uploaded text file for better quality results and control, which we recommend. For spinning your new or repurposed content, we recommend the Best Browser-Based Article Spinner For Mac to generate more unique content.

Anchor Text and Source Content diversity is a benefit of spinning. Notably, the optional spinning of target URLs is especially great for deep-link link generation to inner pages - or similar pages on theme-related niche site domains you may also own. Not all SEO services allow targeting more than one URL - but RankCrew does - and it can be highly advantageous to do so. As an example, imagine an Authority Profile building gig where you could anchor 'Follow me on Social Media' - and spin various URL links to your Twitter / Google+ / LinkedIn / Pinterest or FaceBook pages to randomly get new Followers and Fans across the platforms.

Generally Google Safe :
Many packages offer large, medium or small package options to, say, publish to a set of either 30, 50 or 100 sites so you can control the number of, the cost of, and how aggressively you want to have links built. Less is sometimes more these days, You may for example, find submitting two or three different articles or press releases using smaller packages to be more effective for your SEO objectives than a single, large blast.

Project Delivery Times:
Task completion times can vary, depending on their current work queue and / or also on the particular tasks which are already in the system. Select tasks may take only a few hours to finish (once they have been started), while others that build multiple link types might require days depending on complexity. They don't offer scheduled Drip-Fed submissions. However, which, when and how many individual gigs you might purchase over time can let you control new link velocity to a great degree.

Backlink Reporting:
RankCrew provides detailed reporting of your completed tasks and packages. The final backlink placement reports are available after completion for verification and further link pumping efforts. Just log into your account and view the My Orders Page to see the status of your project(s) and to view all completion reports. They may be sorted by URL or by order date. You can also export the backlinks that were created in Excel CSV format.

Conclusion :
It's 2015: Not all the link types they can build are effective as they once were. Some are more effective than others. Some like Forum links may be more appropriate for Tier 1 or 2 properties and aren't necessarily ideal or powerful enough candidates for directly linking to your money site. Social Bookmarks are now better for sending *social signals* these days than driving keywords up the ranks predictably like they used to. But that's just the nature of link building and internet marketing these days. The more anchor text and title diversity the better. Done wisely - and in moderation - our take in this Rank Crew Review is that it can help you promote your site or tiers safely and reliably, help you correct money keyword heavy backlink profile anchor text ratios, and do all without breaking your wallet.

Mac Social Marketing : Growing Fans Followers And Likes FAST For Free

Whether you have one or several social media marketing personas, growing a large user-base can be challenging. Free like exchanges are an easy way to build your online presence if you're wanting to build an initial social fan-base and following. You can get nearly instant traffic to your website or social pages.

LinkCollider | AddMeFast | YouLikeHits

Like Exchange Services like You Like Hits, LinkCollider, and Add Me Fast are a few recommended sites for building online visibility rapidly and at very little or no cost. Check out and leverage the three linked services linked above to start exploring the following and traffic generating potential of each. Simply signing up with these services will get you an initial batch of free credits for a quick start to your content promotion efforts.

Regardless of your preferred marketing platforms, building an active following is essential to learning where you can best get social traction and what types work best. The ROI of social participation can vary widely. Curating and posting to each of the major social networks is a time pit. "Build it - And they will come" doesn't always work. So kickstarting a following by exploring Exchange Networks can be wise. And it needn't cost you anything. There's plenty of opportunities and online services to get you free fans, followers, shares, likes and hits with as little as ten minutes of effort a day.

Wide Range Of Supported Social Sites

Depending on your audience demographics and niche, you're likely to find that certain of the top-tier sites resonate more with your users than others. Photography oriented visual content marketers will typically find the most traction with Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest accounts. Video marketers will best leverage Vimeo and YouTube. Musicians and Podcast Creators may thrive on iTunes, MySpace or SoundCloud. B2B Businesses will typically find their most active target audience on LinkedIn or Twitter, etc.

For musicians, building a following or getting listens to their sound files uploaded at MySpace or SoundCloud is a way like exchanges can help grow your audience. For some, getting Twitter, Google+ Plus and FaceBook Page or Pinterest followers are a top priority in their internet marketing efforts.

All the click exchange services feature a wide variety of the most popular Social Media sites and a diverse range of likes, clicks, follows and traffic you can get from each type. You can also set up direct visitor hits and page view traffic to any specified page of a website of your choosing.

Free Or Paid Traffic Exchange Options

If you're on a tight budget, you can simply visit, like, follow and share other people's stuff to your own accounts to earn free credits. As you explore each click exchange you'll soon learn which kinds of sharing are best to earn the most points. With some exploration and experience you can build up your stockpile of credits quite quickly.

If you have some money to spend, you can just opt to buy a batch of exchange credits and let others do all of the promoting for you. You usually have the option to control the maximum number of credits used per day. This lets you steadily get new clicks in a slower, more natural way - while making the most of your overall credit usage.

Avoid Purchasing Bulk Fake Followers

Outright purchases of bundles of 500/1000/5000 instant fans like you'll find on Fiverr and elsewhere simply doesn't work. The vast majority sell worthless social accounts that are fake, Fake, FAKE. Regardless of how real the zombie accounts may appear be configured, they do nothing for engagement and actually dilute and decrease your quality metrics.

Why Link Exchange Users Are Better

Like, Share and Traffic Exchange Networks where people willing trade likes and followings in exchange for credits are a definite step up from bulk packages. There's at least some degree of real human interaction. The quality may not be high, but you do get exposure and a real degree of self-selection as exchange users often consciously CHOOSE to click your placement over others. Sometimes that's because your Niche really does align with their interests. For sure, there'll be those who simply click to get points - or those who just set up dummy social accounts they never personally use. But many DO make active decisions about which items they prefer to share - and do so using their active primary social accounts. So don't pooh-pooh exchanges entirely.

5-Minute Twitter Follower Hack Using Hashtags For Targeted Followers

Twitter Account Growth Hacking
Want to QUICKLY ramp-up your Twitter following? Here's a simple, 5 minute Twitter followers growth hacking method done by using a sequence of hashtag-loaded Tweets in rapid-fire succession. You can grow and fortify your Twitter account with highly-targeted users in minutes.

Automation is active everywhere on the Social Web. Apps and Bots scour posts and #hashtag usage to find topics, people, conversations and content aligned with other marketers and user's interests. People also manually search for #hashtags to find things of interest or trending topics (which is why routinely using one or two in each of your daily Twitter posts is a smart marketing tactic.)

Even if you don't use any Social automation yourself, you can simply LEVERAGE the automation others widely use to help grow your own following in minutes. This growth hack is great to get on the radar of like-minded folk and it's useful for improving the quality of your social following.

This quick Twitter growth hacking tactic isn't just about quickly getting some new followers. The process detailed here will also likely get some of the Tweets automatically Favorited, your account added to several Twitter user Lists, and possibly retweeted too!

Step 1: Find Your Hashtag Vocabulary

Use Apple's TextEdit, Stickies, or Notes to key-in a few dozen core THINGS you are about. Come up with 1, 2, or sometimes 3 word phrases to convert into pound-sign preceded, no spaces or hyphen #hashtags.

For example, my account @MacSEOTips is about using an Apple Mac computer to do SEO and Internet Marketing: That's two distinct angles I can leverage into a hundred different hashtags needed for this exercise. You'll substitute your own market's unique vocabulary and buzzwords to best target users in your niche.

You're going to use them in a rapid-fire sequence of hashtag-loaded Tweets using as much of the 140 characters Twitter allows as possible.

Step 2: Prepare Tag Loaded Tweets

Create a Tweet sequence prefaced with something HUMAN -- A short opening phrase expressing your interest in those kind of followers and topics. Don't paste only hashtags: Strive to engage any real Twitter users who might actually see your growth hack posts too.

Some wording suggestions for human Tweet engagement: "I share about: "I'm passionate about:" "I love talking:" "I'm interested in:" "I resonate with:" "I avidly follow:" "My fave topics:" "My key interests:" Adjust and copy-fit your 140 character maximum tweet length to take advantage of EVERY possible character allowed.

Twitter Growth Hacking Tactics
I started by composing Tweets targeting Apple and Macintosh computer users in general - many of whom may have their own business websites or personal blogs and be interested in promoting them. There may be more than one angle you could pursue in your given niche as well.

I'm expert in: #apple #mac #macintosh #macos #osx #macbook #imac #macmini #macpro #ibooks #macbookair #macbookpro #macosx

I'm a fan of: #ipod #iphone #ipad #iwatch #applewatch #appletv #mobilecomputing #handhelds

I'm really into: #computers #computing #tech #technology #gadgets #gizmos #peripherals #upgrades

I'm geeky about: #bluetooth #usb #firewire #thunderbolt #wireless #wifi #airplay #airprint #audio #video

Now lets move onto the Marketing vocabulary where I targeted Online, Content and Social Marketers: The hashtag-loaded Tweets looked like this:

I hang out on: #twitter #linkedin #pinterest #youtube #facebook #periscope #vimeo #meerkat #stumbleupon #digg #instagram

I avidly follow: #growthhacking, #socialmedia, #smm, #marketing, #seo #blogging #socialmarketing #affiliate #affiliatemarketing #pressrelease #pressreleasemarketing #pr #prmarketing

I groove on: #infographics #infograms #visualmarketing #contentmarketing #curation #contentcuration #videomarketing #podcasting #podcasts

I'm into: #videoediting #explainervideos #podcastmarketing #articles #articlemarketing #blogging #guestblogging #blogger

I'm obsessed with: #seo #google #bing #yahoo #duckduckgo #sem #smo #cro #growthhacking #growthhacker #cpc #cpa #cpm

I share about: #linkbuilding #backlinks #seotips #seotools #seoapps #seosoftware #searchengines #searchmarketing #wordpress #webdevelopment

You get the idea. I know it wasn't necessary to give Sooooo Many examples of tweets in this post. But I'm being ARCH here - I'm using exhaustive examples as an on-page SEO boosting technique for this particular blog post: A high word count hack for the post itself, and more LSI and long-tail keyword leverage from all the hashtag content.

Step 3: Note Your Starting Follower Count

Once you've created your own posting sequence like above: Head to Twitter and take note of, or do a screen-shot of your current follower count on the main feed or on your Twitter Analytics page. It will help you assess the effectiveness and follower growth from this hack.

Step 4: Tweet In Rapid-Fire Sequence

Post your Tweets one after the other. Copy-Paste-Tweet, Copy-Paste-Tweet, etc.

Tip: You can use a free BUFFERAPP Social Sharing account to send these out to ALL your top social accounts and see if posting hashtag loaded content helps gets traction on other platforms too. My current Buffer setup lets me post to Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and my FaceBook business page in one swoop. Opt to 'Share Now' for each Tweet rather than dribble out on your regular Buffer schedule.

Step 5: Monitor Your Tweet Hack Results

Twitter Growth Hacking Tactic
I guarantee you will start seeing your NOTIFICATIONS alert count steadily increment - literally in 1 minute or less. Many Bots strive to crawl twitter in real-time, others run on frequent schedules - so you'll likely see a peak burst of traction almost immediately, then continue for the next half-hour or so.

As you can see above, this keyword tagged Twitter growth hack WORKS. It ultimately produced well over a dozen new followers in short order, got various Faves, and most interestingly; Added my Twitter handle To Lists like Video Marketing and Search Engine Marketing - which can have longer term benefits. Twitter users often use other people's Lists as a source of finding accounts to follow who are influencers in their sphere - so the more Lists you're included in the better!

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW BACK the new followers and those who Liked or Retweeted as you monitor the results. They're OBVIOUSLY keenly interested in similar topics - and sophisticated enough to set up automation. They're a higher caliber of Twitter follower with a broader reach than the average user. Manually Follow all of them as you get new responses in your Notifications panel.

Step 6: Reuse Periodically For A Quick Following Boost

This isn't a Twitter marketing tactic you'd want to use too often. The Hashtagged Tweets can look a little spammy as they flood your timeline. Remember, ultimate success in Social is about engaging People, not Bots. Perhaps more importantly, there seems to be a diminishing Rate Of Return on subsequent attempts in a short time-frame. The Twitter Bots currently running out there largely picked-up on your tags the first time around.

My two-pronged Apple + Marketing strategy was revealing: Clearly Tech Users aren't using bots and automation nearly as much as Internet, Affiliate and Social Media Marketers are. We all know what a Circle-Jerk marketers marketing marketing tips to other marketers can be...

What wasn't clear is WHICH marketing tags are the most powerful. Which is why it's important to cast as wide of a net as possible, and really come up with as many hashtag variant as you can muster. Perhaps in another blog post at I'll have done some research on 'The Most Powerful Twitter Hashtags To Use To Attract Influential Marketers' and come up with a short-list of those that really are.

Deindexed? Google Hates Your Site! What To Do NEXT?

Toxic De-Indexed Website
POOF! Overnight your website traffic collapsed. After a day or three you might come to realize Google hates your website and has (for whatever reasons) completely de-indexed your website. If your domain/pages have been completely banned, you ought to swallow your pride and give serious consideration about what to do next.

After you've ascertained there wasn't some major hosting outage, temporary glitch and checked your Meta Header section and Robots.txt file to make sure no errant 'rel=noindex' accidentally told Google not to index anything: You're left with some big decisions. What do you do if you've discovered Google has totally de-indexed your site instantly and permanently?

1. Be realistic. Your chances of recovery are slim to none. You didn't just trigger a lesser Panda / Penguin penalty - this is total de-indexing. If you HAVE to try to salvage a completely de-indexed domain, you can try to do a comprehensive link cleanup and disavow. And wait. And hope. And pay the 'opportunity cost' lost waiting for some reversal that may never happen. Personally I've never bothered: Time IS Money -- Lost.

2. Where do you stand with Bing / Yahoo / DuckDuckGo? Type into each of these search engines and see if some of your pages show up in their indexes. It's normal for Bing / Yahoo NOT to index nearly as many pages or your site as deeply as Google does. I have some sites either de-indexed or severely penalized by Google that are still very viable and profitable with enough traffic from the other major search engines to keep them live. They still make money. No sense throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Google ain't the only game in town.

3. What else is still sending traffic? Check your 'Came From / Referring Sites' in your website stat logs. Are there some strong sites, specific backlinks, or web 2.0 properties driving steady supplemental traffic? What could you do to drive even more visits from proven referring traffic sources? Using Parasite / Barnacle SEO tactics can be quite revealing. They're sites that still rank highly at the big search engines that might get your content onto Page 1 or 2 of SERPS - even when content on your own domain can't.

4. Have you left stones unturned? Say you never seriously pursued a press release marketing strategy, posting to document sites, or never opted for getting guest posts on niche related blogs: What previously unused marketing tactics could you leverage to get new referring traffic QUICKLY - and possibly for the long haul?

5. Have you got Nothing To Lose? Understand your remaining options:
A. Let the domain die a slow death until its registration expires.
B. Register and launch a new site to start with a clean slate.
C. Risk 301 re-directing the old domain to the new one and pray penalties don't follow.
D. Continue to maintain the site minimally, limiting your time involved to match lower traffic / earnings.
E. Optimize the On-Page Headers for Bing / Yahoo and be happy with that.
F. Throw everything - including the kitchen sink at it - and see what sticks.

Personally I prefer the latter. If there's a dime to be made, I'll throw a nickle at it. Finding ways to get ROI from a Google de-indexed domain is a great learning opportunity. Free from annoying Google traffic cluttering up your stats, you can often more clearly see what DOES work.

Get Revenge! Often if a site is deindexed, I'll immediately yank Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools code if it was installed. No point in continuing to feed them information about the domain THEY killed. Sometimes I install AdSense on domains they've de-indexed. I can deliberately cost them money and earn from ad clicks on sites they de-indexed regardless. In fact, I only run AdSense on sites that have been hit with Google penalties!

You might opt to TRY aggressive or what you thought were 'risky' strategies and link building automation tactics that you were previously afraid of experimenting with. As long as they can be done cheaply, with minimal time investment, you might unearth tactics that still work - at least short-term.

By and large, webmasters are DELUSIONAL about recovering from Google slaps. Google doesn't really CARE if your site exists or not. Stop thinking your domain matters one bit. It doesn't.

Welcome To Mac SEO Apps Internet Marketing Blog

Welcome to the blog. Here you'll find articles of interest to Apple using website owners, affiliate and internet marketers who are using their Macintosh computer to build websites, run and promote a personal blog, manage a business website - or drive traffic to, effectively socially market and make money online from one or more affiliate sites.

We'll focus on Mac-specific SEO software, tools, tips and strategies from an Apple computer user's perspective. Though many of the internet's tasks and chores are platform agnostic, there's many aspects unique and specific to getting the job done on Mac OSX or using a Mac compatible web browser to get things accomplished.

As someone who's been publishing on the world wide web since it was ever possible on the Mac platform, I bring a long and insightful perspective to the ever changing landscape of Apple website creation, search engine optimization, link building, making money online, and content marketing social media strategies.

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