Ahh damn. I’m really pissed off that Subvert & Profit sign up is broken. Even though it’s not my fault, I feel guilty for those who read my Easiest Way To Make Money Online post and then couldn’t sign up. I’ve e-mailed them and they haven’t responded yet. I guess they already know and are working on it. I’m pretty sure the “sign up” feature is pretty high on the “should be working” list for websites. I’ll keep you guys up to date and post an update once I see it working again.
In a way of weird geeky SEO compensation I thought I’d share a tip about how to get a sneaky link from a PR8 site’s directory and grab some juicy Keyword Real Estate.
Occasionally on some of my sites that I don’t deem “appropriate” to run Google Adsense on, I will opt for Adbrite as an alternative. I was checking through the backlinks for one of my sites the other day and I noticed that I had a link from the Adbrite Publisher directory. Nothing too strange about that, after all I run their ads on the site. However, what did strike me was the strength of the link…
Yahoo! Site Explorer tends to put links in rough order of importance. My site has over 30,000 links, some of which are from massive sites, yet the Adbrite Directory ranked #26. There must be some pretty nice link juice there!
A Little Investigation Work
Right, lets check this out then. If we run Adbrite through SEO Quake we can see that it has around 18,600,000 domain links and is PR8!
Excellent. Just one more thing to check. If we look at a random directory entry, we can check the source code to make sure the link is followed. Bingo. We even have some space to cram in some keywords.
How we get the link
Okay, firstly head over Adbrite and sign up as a Publisher.
I’m working on the assumption you’re not going to want to show Adbrite adverts, so you need to tweak a few things, so listen up. When you sign up you’ll be asked to create an “Ad Zone” which is similar to a Google Channel. More specifically, an Ad Zone is a page, or set of pages that you will display adverts on. So an example Ad Zone might be “Homepage – Top Banner” or “Site Wide – Footer”.
You can pretty much fly through the sign up. Make sure, if you don’t want to display adverts that you turn interstitials and inline ads off, otherwise you’ll have horrible pop-up windows appearing on your site all the time. Adbrite will ask you some fairly basic questions like what keywords you want your site listed for, what advertisers can sell to your visitors and a few questions about site demographics.
When you’re setting up your “Ad Zone Description” make sure you get your site keywords in here. The Ad Zone Description is the only thing displayed on your basic listing page, so if you can type a nice long description mentioning your keywords, you’ll skew the content of your page towards your niche, making Google think it’s all the more relevant.
At the last stage, Adbrite will give you your advert code, which will need to be pasted onto your site. This stage is required because you will not be listed in the Adbrite directory unless your adverts are getting impressions…
So take the code and stick it in a hidden div
Add this to your StyleSheet:
margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px;
Congratulations! Once the impressions are registered, you will appear in the Adbrite directory and you have just nabbed yourself one juicy link + keywords!
I might do a review of Adbrite in the future as they have proven to be a good alternative to Adsense, when you are working on projects that for one reason or another would violate the Adsense TOS.
Enjoy and accept my apologies for not being able to sign up to Subvert & Profit
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