Over the last year alot of buzz (mostly negative) has came out about sites that claim you can make money posting links on Google. A word of warning straight out of the gate: Do not fall to the temptation to even try programs that tell you you’ll make money by posting links on Google.
Let me explain this in a little more detail.
There are 2 ways to get links to show up on Google’s search engine and that’s it. The first way is organically. The second way is to pay for a link using Google Adwords. If you’ve ever seen those advertisements at the top and right side of the screen on the Google search engines, those are Adwords links.
Let’s first talk about Google Adwords. This is the paid way to get links to any website listed on Google. It’s also the easiest and the fastest way. However, it cost money and I do not recommend doing this for beginners. The object is to show up on the first page of Google. Most beginners who try to market using Adwords fail and end up spending alot more than they make.
There are many factors that will help you rank when doing PPC (pay per click – a.k.a. Adwords) marketing on Google.
#1. Quality Score: This score is a combination of several factors that include your landing page and more importantly the title and keywords that are on your landing page. There are other factors that are involved but those are the basics of it.
#2. Price: How much you’re willing to pay per click. Some words cost more, some less. If your quality score is low you’ll spend more for your clicks. If the keywords you’re bidding for are very competitive you’ll spend more as well. If you’re quality score is low and you’re in a competitive field, Good Luck!
So that’s one way to get links on Google. The next way is organic. This means to rank you’re site naturally in the rankings without paying for the clicks. It would be impossible for me to sufficiently explain how to get and profit from free search engine traffic (visitors) in this post. If you like that idea better than the idea of paying to get traffic from Google and other search engines you might consider taking a look at a system like Niche Blitzkrieg that guides you step by step and has a helpful forum for you in case you get stuck.
Organic is a much cheaper route to go unless you are having someone do all the work for you. As I mentioned earlier in the post if you’re a beginner you should steer away from PPC until you know what you’re doing. Once you understand how to rank organically in the search engines and understand the concepts PPC shouldn’t even be an option.
I want you to keep in mind that these are the only ways to get your links in Google. Any system out there that is being promoted that all you have to do is post links on Google to make money is, in my opinion, not worth even looking at. Systems like Niche Blitzkrieg teach new folks how to rank organically and make money. Once you’ve mastered a course like that and learned how to design your site and get found in the search engines you can consider starting a PPC campaign. Getting your links posted on Google can actually happen but not the way many programs are telling you it can.
Note from Paul Schlegel, Founder, WorkAtHomeTruth:
I’ve posted about these types of sites before, but in case anyone wonders what Michael is talking about many of the following sites claim that you can “Make Money Posting Links On Google” or “Make Money Posting a Link On Google”:
This article was posted on workathometruth.com in April 2009. UWC no longer uses this scam to lure in clientele as of 2011 due to Google complaining about its name being used.