Monday, July 28, 2008

Go Away No Follow Links!

As we all know link building is still one of the most valuable ways to increase your rankings on the search engines. Throughout the past few years link building has continued to be an effective form of search engine optimization as well as internet marketing. Now even though link building has continued to be an effective form of optimizing your site the methods have changed through the first few years.
A few years ago link trading was all the rage so people creating link trading programs, webrings etc.. which search engines considered abuse and now those aren't as effective. The next thing that started to work was getting listed in directories and then everyone and their dog started creating free directories so that method doesn't work as well anymore. The main pattern to see here is the fact that methods for link building have changed in recent years but the principle has remained consistent and has always worked.
With the advent of the "nofollow" link link building techniques are dropping like flies because more and more links are getting nailed with the "nofollow" tag. Now the no follow tag itself made sense orgingally it was a way to get rid of blog comment spamming but since then it has started to get abused in my opinion, now Wikipedia links, Youtube links, most forum links are all getting tagged with the nofollow link which makes one start to think, "What link building techniques are left?"

When it comes to link building Thrive Learning Institute has the answers, for tips on the future of link building contact us at our site

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Link Market - Free Link Exchange, Link Swap and Link Trade Directory
Have you ever tried to exchange links, swap links, or trade links? Was it hard? Use link market instead; - it is easy to use, free and very smart. It will save you hours of work.

Yellow Pages
A comprehensive guide to the united states of america.

The Water Fountains Company
Retailer of water fountains & ponds. Link partner for home improvement, construction, online, jobs, legal, lawyer, blogs, jewelry, web design & hosting, real estate, finance, financial, travel, business, shopping, gambling, insurance & mortgage site

The Crystal Company
Retailer of crystal gifts. Link partner for home improvement, construction, online, jobs, legal, lawyer, blogs, jewelry, web design & hosting, real estate, finance, financial, travel, business, shopping, gambling, insurance & mortgage, house sites.

World Class Online Education Financial Wealth Solutions.
A world class global group of wealth advisors in orlando, fl. Specializing in childhood curriculum online education personal wealth solutions. Financial planning. And home residual income.

Online Degrees | Online Colleges | Online Universities
Online degree programs and distance learning from accredited online colleges and universities, including business, law, engineering, and nursing degrees. Covers online bachelor, graduate, master, and doctoral degrees.

Top Universities, Top Colleges, Top Schools, Top Graduate Schools
Listings of top schools in the united states. Subjects cover arts, business, law, science, etc.

Oxy-genie Natural Green Carpet Cleaning Calgary Aberta
Full of choices, oxy-genie natural carpet cleaning calgary is for those in need of upholstery cleaning calgary, carpet cleaners calgary, tile cleaning calgary, carpet cleaning calgary, safe and eco-friendly cleaning in calgary alberta.

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Article Search Directory -
A huge article directory to improve your knowledge. Submit articles to increase your back links. Search and find free ezine and website content. Party Rental, Festudlejning
Party rental of slush ice, jukebox, weber grill, popcorn, light show, karaoke and much more and we are cheap. In danish:
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Singapore Varicose Veins
The vein clinic is the leading clinic dedicated to varicose veins, spider veins & evlt treatments

Mba Business Schools
The day has finally arrived when you are ready to move out of school and enter college and you have decided to go in for a business school.

Shop Fittings
Bethel shop fittings provide solutions for shop fitting, shopfitters, industrial shelving, storage shelving, steel shelving, display rack showcases in australia wide at factory direct prices.

Sediment Erosion Control
Deltalok is a leading company specializing in sediment erosion control, soil erosion control solutions.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Contact Manufacturers

Find Manufacturers- Now we have talked about finding products to sell on eBay by finding local manufacturers but you will also want to keep in mind that you can contact manufacturers nation or worldwide. There are several ways for you to be able to contact manufacturers, if they are a well known manufacturer you should be able to just type in the name of the manufacturer in Google and look for the official site. Sometimes you will know a product that you would like to sell but you don't know the name of the manufacturer, in this case the easiest way to find the name of the manufacturer is find one of your potential competitors sites and see if they have the manufacturers name somewhere on the site, if they don't have the name listed try another site or send the company an email asking them who makes the product. Once you have found the name of the supplier you can just type it into Google and again look for the official site. Searching for and contacting manufacturers online is by far the easiest but there are also other ways to find manufacturers including contacting various Chamber of Commerce, City Licensing Departments etc..

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The best way to start making money on eBay!

Find Items Around The House- If you are just getting started with selling on eBay the last thing you want to worry about is making sure that your auction is going to sell enough for you to make a profit. We recommend getting started with selling on eBay by finding something around the house that you no longer need, baseball cards, old golf clubs, books that are taking up room on the shelf etc.. and listing them on eBay.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How To Find The Average Selling Price (ASP) with Thrive Learning Institute

Once you have used the completed listings to confirm that there is a demand for the product that you are wanting to sell the next step is confirming that the product will be profitable. To find the average selling price of the product that you are thinking of selling you will want to go into the completed listings section and type in the name of the product. Once the results come up you will want to look at the prices that appear in green indicating that those auctions were successful. Next you will want to add all of the prices in green for the past few days and divide them by the total number. For example if you saw that an item sold successful 6 times for 140, 160, 175, 199, 215 and 145. You would divide the total price of $1034 by the number of auctions 6 and your average selling price would be $172.33. By figuring out the ASP you will be able to see how profitable an item will be for you.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

eBay Research Steps with Thrive Learning Institute

Here at Thrive Learning Institute we recommend for those starting their online business to get started with selling on eBay to make some quick money and then to start building their ecommerce website. The completed listings section of eBay is a valuable asset that will not only show you what to put in your listing to make it rank well in eBay but it will also show you what to do to make it so that people will want to buy from you such as what time your auction should close, what price you should start the auction at etc. Most sellers on eBay don't know that this tool exists and those who do know that it exists don't really know what they should be looking at when they use this tool. To access the completed listings section you will follow these steps:

1. In the Enter keyword or item number box, type your keywords.
2. Select any additional search options, as needed.
3. Select the Completed listings only check box.
4. Click the Search button.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Where to Find Affiliate Programs

How To Sign Up For Affiliate Programs as an Affiliate: There are a number of ways to sign up for affiliate programs, some of which are more effective than others. The main ways to sign up for affiliate programs are:

  • Join Affiliate Networks- This is by far the most effective way to sign up with affiliate programs. Affiliate networks allow you to sign up for several affiliate programs at once instead of having to go to several individual sites and sign up for them one at a time. The majority of larger companies are running their affiliate programs through affiliate networks because it allows them to not have to worry about keeping track of sales and sending out checks to all of their affiliates each month. Some examples of affiliate networks are,,
  • Sign Up On Individual Sites- If you find a company whose products you would like to sell but they aren't in any of the affiliate networks that you are a member of you can go to their site to get setup with them. To see if a company has an affiliate program you will want to go to their site and look for a link that says something like "join our affiliate program" or "become an affiliate". If you don't see it on the home page the next best place to look is on their sitemap. If you still can't find it you can email them to see if they have an affiliate program.
  • Affiliate Product Networks- There are several affiliate networks that focus more on digital products (such as ebooks), software, and services. The profit can tend to be considerably higher on these products due to the small product cost but can sometimes be harder to sell. Some examples of these affiliate product networks are and
  • Go To The Search Engine- If you are wanting to join a pay-per-click affiliate program like Google Adsense or the Yahoo Publisher network it is best to go directly to those search engines to get signed up. Again the addresses for those are ( and (
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Type of Affiliate Marketing

Types of Affiliate Programs:
Pay Per Click- Pay-per-click or PPC affiliate programs are where you as the affiliate will get paid each time an ad that you have placed gets clicked on. The ad can be either text or an image such as a banner ad, it can be on your own site or you can place it on another site but the key is to get it clicked on. Each time that ad gets clicked on, you will get paid. Some examples of Pay-Per-Click affiliate programs are Google Adsense ( and the Yahoo Publisher Network ( These are programs where you can place Google and Yahoos sponsored results on your own site and get paid each time they get clicked on.

Pay Per Sale- With pay-per-sale affiliate programs you will get paid when a customer that you have referred from your site makes a purchase on the site that you linked to from your site. Some of the benefits of Pay Per Sale affiliate programs are that you can still offer products but you wont have to worry about shipping, returns, customer service etc.. Also, they allow you to offer products that you probably wouldn't be able to get dropshipped such as brand name electronics. An example of a Pay-Per-Sale affiliate program would be if you were to sign up for Wal Marts affiliate program and either refer people to their site by listing their product on your site or by having a banner that linked from your site to their site.

Pay Per Lead- With pay-per-lead affiliate programs you will get paid for each lead that you create. A lead is someone that a business can contact at a later date. Pay-per-lead affiliate programs are very popular with Insurance and Credit Card companies because they only have to pay out when they get someones contact information and some information about that person. A good example of a pay per lead affiliate program is with an insurance company like Geico. If you were to join Geico's affiliate program you would put a banner to their site on your site and then if someone clicked on that banner ad and went through to fill in their information for a free insurance quote you would get paid because you had generated a lead for Geico.

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