How to use subdomains to get the keywords you really want.

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What?

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What?

You dont really need a niche blog to do keyword sniping and get all the keywords you want on search engines. Meaning keywords that people type in search engines to find your site. You can have one blog and all the keywords you want leading to your blog. This is done by niche blogging on subdomains and a few tricks.

My story

A few weeks ago I wanted my blog to be found for certain keywords but I did not want a niche blog. So I had to make my mind up. Niche blog or my normal blog which I have had for some time now. Because as its known you cant have a blog about random things and get the highest ranking on search engine for certain high traffic keywords, or take over a niche market with random things in your blog. But I found a solution.

The tricks

By starting random subdomains on your domain you can get all the keywords you want by niche blogging on your subdomain and doing a few things afterwards. Here is how it works in order: I will use the keyword "surfing" 1. Start a subdomain with the keywords you want for instance "surfing.fromtheold.com" Start a niche blog about surfing on there, dont focus on getting visitors because you are not going to use that blog. Focus on doing Search engine optizmization. Get links to your niche blog and add your rss feed to rss sites. 3. Link to your site from your main blog. 4. Start blogging and use keywords you want your main blog to be found for, dont use more than 4 times on one page excluding title. 5. Type really great articles and bookmark them yourself or just let other people do it for you. You cant skip the content part because that is how a blog functions. (No kidding) How desperate do you want people to find your site through search engines with the keyword you are blogging about for example: surfing". Well the next step depends how successful your keyword sniping attempt will be. 6. Type as many articles as important this keyword is for you, I would suggest 100. But typing for at least three or four weeks before going on to the next step will increase the chances of you being found for the keyword you are sniping.

Time to kill your subdomain.

With all the hard work done by now you can just run through the next steps. Technically you dont kill your subdomain, you just leave it. Here is what you do: 7. Export all your posts from your subdomain, move the images to your main blog from your subdomain in your content/uploads directory and merge it with your main blog’s pictures. 8. Now take the export file and import it in your main blog, remember when starting your sudomain blog to keep the same url format as in /postname /date or whatever you chose for the url. Let’s say I used "surfing.fromtheold.com/boards" as a post in my subdomain, that should now be "fromtheold.com/boards" exactly the same way. Dont worry about your comments they will come with, WordPress has greatly increased the usefulness of the exporting function in the new WordPress 2.3 9. Now go to your index.php file in your subdomain and remove everything in the wordpress index.php file and replace it with this: <? Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" ); Header( "Location: http://www.fromtheold.com" ); ?> But obviously use your domain instead of mine. This is a permanent redirection and will tell google to move the rating for the keyword and the ranking to the site you have moved your new site to. So now search for "surfing will still give your subdomain until google reindexed it and next up will be your main site that will shoot through the rankings and that way you get to have one blog with many niches.

Dont stop there, you should keep on blogging with that niche to maintain the ranking your earned on your subdomain.

That is how I do it. Works for me, should work for you as well. Just remember there are other issues that also come with this. For example getting advertisers might be harder. But I just wanted to share with you how to actually get the keywords. Tell me if it works for you as it works for me.

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Merry Christmas in about 50 languages

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees

Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees

African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats

Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees

Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees

African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats

Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden

Arabic: Milad Majid

Argentine: Feliz Navidad

Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand

Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal

Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!

Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce

Brazilian: Feliz Natal

Bengali: Shubho borodin

Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat

Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!

Chile: Feliz Navidad

Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun

Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan (Catonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun

Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo

Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth

Corsian: Pace e salute

Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo

Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

Croatian: Sretan Bozic

Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok

Danish: Glædelig Jul

Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast

English: Merry Christmas

Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!

Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon

Estonian: Ruumsaid juulup|hi

Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal

Eritfean/ Tigrinja: Rehus- Beal- Ledeats

Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!

Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad

Finnish: Hyvaa joulua

Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

French: Joyeux Noel

Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!

Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!

Galician: Bo Nada

Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!

German: Froehliche Weihnachten

Greek: Kala Christouyenna!

German: Froehliche Weihnachten

Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto

Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!

Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka

Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova

Hindi: Baradin ki shubh kamnaaye

Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!

Hawaian: Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

Icelandic: Gledileg Jol

Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal

Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat

Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.

Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags

Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha

Lao: souksan van Christmas

Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!

Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto

Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus

Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu

Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar

Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik

Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb

Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa

Maori: Meri Kirihimete

Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh

Navajo: Merry Keshmish

Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul

Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado

Papiamento: Bon Pasco

Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu

Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!

Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo

Philipines: Maligayan Pasko!

Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie

Portuguese:Feliz Natal

Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha

Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua

Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn

Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!

Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit

Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

Sami: Buorrit Juovllat

Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou

Serbian: Hristos se rodi

Slovakian: Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce

Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh

Serbian: Hristos se rodi.

Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa

Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok

Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto

Spanish: Feliz Navidad

Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon

Tami: Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal

Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!

Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas

Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM

Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

Welsh: Nadolig Llawen

Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!

Yugoslavian: Cestitamo Bozic

How to do a review of something.

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Often I want to review a website, blog or gadget, but I used to not know where to start. That was until one day when I decided to sit down and make a formula. Well not really a formula but a step by step list to help me when I dont have much imagination.

So if you want to review why not get in the habit of using a certain layout, list or step by step guide that you can make yourself. That way people will get used to how you write by seeing the style, and later they will know where to find what in a review.

My layout is something like this for a website:

1. Design

I usually write about the design and layout even if it’s got nothing to do with Search engine optimization or web design.

2. Functions

When reviewing gadgets you can use this as well as reviews for websites. What is the purpose or function of the website or thing you are trying to review.

3. Usability

Is it easy to use, hard to use? What can it do that others cant? All these things I ask myself and try to explain how I see it.

4. My opinion

This is usually where I write about personal thoughts I have of that which I am reviewing. Just exactly what I think of it.

5. Resources

Here I try and provide resources like links or whatever can be provided.

6. Sell something.

If you want to sell something try and do it before the end of the review, like if you review a laptop, try and sell the laptop at this point. Just a example.

7. The end.

This is where I end the article off and ask users to comment or join the rss feed. Try to interact with your users at this stage and get them to interact back with you.

This is just a example of such a list you can make for yourself. So looking at that which you want to review you can just ask yourself some questions go through your list you made and immediately have something to write about.

Entrecard’s new store, buy and sell anything worth something.

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In Entrecard’s new store you will be able to buy anything from tshirts to maybe mobile phones depending on what users would like to sell. You can basically sell anything at the price you choose.

Maybe you can sell that old surfboard you dont use for some points on Entrecard to get more advertisement for your new blogging hobby or even full time blog. The new shop will enable you to not only buy from Entrecard but also from Entrecard members as I mentioned earlier.

I am planning on selling some stuff. Entrecard is more addictive than playstation and while you’re having fun getting credits those credits will really become useful once the shop arrives. It’s already useful but just imagine you can use your credits to buy stuff.

I will be selling my old domains I dont use anymore including some great 125×125 designs. I will probably ask around 200 credits when I start selling the 125×125 designs and move up as I go along. Another great idea is to sell WordPress designs. I cant design WordPress themes because I have no idea how, but since some people use Drupal for their blogs I will design custom Drupal themes starting for about 2000 credits each.

That sucks

I reached the limit you can drop your card. Mmm. What now. It seemed like that is all I had to do today. Oh and write great articles which I have not done either.

I reached the limit you can drop your card. Mmm. What now. It seemed like that is all I had to do today. Oh and write great articles which I have not done either.

Clear skies on Strand beach and Helderberg

Just look at that clears skies. Oh and the beach. This right here is one of the best surfing spots in Cape Town.

Just look at that clears skies. Oh and the beach. This right here is one of the best surfing spots in Cape Town. The waves might not be that big but the beach is around 5km’s long and the water does not have such strong currents as Cool bay. The water is mostly clear as well. Summers this beach is packed with surfers and sometimes you have to fight for a wave.

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Strand beach when the sunsets.

Strand beach in Helderberg when the sun is setting in mid summer. December. Sometimes Strand beach looks like another place.

Strand beach in Helderberg when the sun is setting in mid summer. December. Sometimes Strand beach looks like another place. Usually hundreds of people walk up and down the beach for some last minute walks before sunset

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Helderberg.org and Hb.co.za is gone?

Well dont be surprised I was not working on it anyway, although it did get traffic I had to do all the work. But you can still use this site to post news about Helderberg.

Well dont be surprised I was not working on it anyway, although it did get traffic I had to do all the work. But you can still use this site to post news about Helderberg. I have moved all the sites here. You can just contact me and I will post events in Helderberg or whatever you need to let people know of. You can still use the old sites to get here.

Cloudy Helderberg

I dont know if I have posted this but who cares. Can you believe that is Helderberg mountain in the left corner of the photo covered with clouds almost three times higher than the mountain itself.

I dont know if I have posted this but who cares. Can you believe that is Helderberg mountain in the left corner of the photo covered with clouds almost three times higher than the mountain itself. Looks amazing when the sun comes through the clouds like that.

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One of my better photos of Table Mountain also viewed from Strand in Helderberg.

Oh by the way I am still looking for a easier way to post photos where I can have it in a gallery format. This specific photo is gigantic. This is the not the original size.

Oh by the way I am still looking for a easier way to post photos where I can have it in a gallery format. This specific photo is gigantic. This is the not the original size. Tip: Always post smaller photos, if someone steals your photos you have proof that is in fact does belong to you.

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Table mountain from Strand beach, great sunset. Helderberg’s view

Table mountain looking great and mysterious from Strand beach with the sun coming through the clouds.

Table mountain looking great and mysterious from Strand beach with the sun coming through the clouds.

Although South Africa has some of the worst crime in the world we still have some of the best sunsets. Especially here in Helderberg.

You can buy my photos framed on artist canvas. Unfortunately its not CC or GPL.

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Blury Sunset on Strand Beach, Helderberg

This photo is supposed to be blurry. No seriously. It was taken last year on Strand beach. If you can see past the blur you can see table mountain

This photo is supposed to be blurry. No seriously. It was taken last year on Strand beach. If you can see past the blur you can see table mountain

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