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Why do I add a Sitemap to all My Websites

What is sitemap.xml?

Sitemap.xml is a kind of XML file that contains some URLs and related information wrapped with XML tag. Sitemap is used by search engine bots only. It provides information and an invitation to search engines to crawl those pages and index. In this post, we will introduce you with different types of sitemap but we will discuss only details regarding Sitemap.xml. This file has a great effect on On-Page SEO.  A new web site can be indexed easily within the shortest possible time using this file because it helps a lot to direct search engine crawlers find and index pages.

Introduction to various types of sitemap.xml files:

There are several types of sitemap we can use for getting better optimization results, such as:

  • HTML sitemap: It is an HTML page that includes several anchor texts displayed in the outline and is linked to the page it references. It is designed for the visitors, known as a human-readable sitemap that is used for an easier navigation process. Visitors can go there to find the pages they are looking for on the website.
  • Text sitemap: This sitemap is simply a text file. It contains All the URLs of a website. It was used by yahoo before the XML sitemap format was discovered. Now it is not used anymore, but you can get all the URLs of your site in one place by using this file.
  • XML sitemap: This is the one we are going to discuss in detail.
  • Image sitemap: It includes all the image URLs of a website and it helps search engines to identify images of your site and index them. That is why visitors can find your images using the search engine image search facility.
  • Video sitemap: It includes all the URLs of video files of a website.
  • News sitemap: Giant search engine Google also provides news services. If you want to share news with this site then you need to create a separate sitemap containing URLs that are shared with news services to index those pages.
  • Mobile sitemap: Nowadays the number of mobile internet users is huge so many webmasters are using an additional mobile version of their site. In this case, they may create a sitemap using mobile useable content URL only. It helps search engines to provide the best search results for mobile devices.

NB: If you can understand the creation and usage of XML sitemap then all other types of sitemap creation and usage will be a lot easier for you. So let’s see.

How to create a sitemap.xml file?

To create it manually for your website based on the Sitemap protocol, you need to do the following tasks:

1. Create a text file using notepad or Dreamweaver or a text editor of your choice and save it with a .xml extension. The best name would be sitemap.xml.

2. Add the following code at the top of the file: Here you must use the 1st 2 lines as default. Second line starts with <urlset> tag that will be closed with <urlset> closing tag in the last stage of this file. You must write all the URLs that you are going to submit using this sitemap between these <urlset> and <urlset/> tag.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">

3. Now write the following code just bellow the mentioned 2 lines:

<url>
<loc>http://www.leadaleader.com</loc>
 <lastmod>2013-05-12</lastmod>
 <changefreq>weekly</changefreq>
 <priority>1.0</priority>
 </url> 
<url>
<loc>http://www.leadaleader.com/blog/</loc>
 <lastmod>2013-05-12</lastmod>
 <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
 <priority>0.8</priority>
 </url>
  • Here <url> is the starting tag of a particular URL and other data needed for the sitemap creation process and </url> is the closing tag.
  • <loc> tag contains a particular URL of your site and </loc> is the closing tag.
  • <lastmod> tag contains the period date when this page was last modified. You can define a date as you want, but the current date is recommended. It helps search engines to identify that this particular page needs to be crawled again or not. And </lastmod> is the closing tag.
  • <changefreq> indicates how often your page content may be changed. You can use daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. And </changefreq> is the closing tag.
  • <priority> contains a manual priority value that indicates the priority stage of a particular URL to search engines. The priority value is from 0.0 to 1.0 where 0.0 indicates the least priority URL and 1.0 indicates the highest priority URL. The default priority value is o.5. And </priority> is the closing tag of this line.

4. Finally use this line to close the sitemap coding process:

</urlset>

5. You need to save and upload this file in the root directory of your site where the index file is situated. Keep in mind that a sitemap URL must be like this: http://example.com/sitemap.xml. Now your file is ready to be submitted.

Outlook of a complete sitemap:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">

<url>
<loc>http://www.leadaleader.com</loc>
 <lastmod>2013-05-12</lastmod>
 <changefreq>weekly</changefreq>
 <priority>1.0</priority>
 </url>
<url>
<loc>http://www.leadaleader.com/blog/</loc>
 <lastmod>2013-05-12</lastmod>
 <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
 <priority>0.8</priority>
 </url>

</urlset>

NB: You can repeat step 3 as much as needed to add different URLs in your file. You can also create it using free sitemap generator software but you can take more control on your site by creating a manual one.

A Good Blogger Knows About Robots.txt

What is a robots.txt file?

Robots.txt file is a normal txt file that includes some text to give directions to search engine bots. Generally, when a search engine bot goes to visit a web-page URL such as http://example.com before visiting, it visits robots.txt file to get permission to crawl the URL. Though robots.txt file cannot force any robot to follow this file, most crawlers and spiders honor a robots.txt file, except for some spamming bots and malware bots that scan the web for security vulnerabilities. Robots.txt file plays a very significant role in On-Page SEO, so you need to understand it perfectly.

How to create a robots.txt file?

We can use any txt file generator like notepad or word pad to create this file. You just need to write some directive lines inside this file and save it as txt file with the name robots.txt. It should be mentioned here that you must use lower case characters in the file name and no upper case characters like Robots.txt.

Example #1. A simple robots.txt file:

User-agent:*
Disallow:

In the example given above, first line User-agent:* means that directions are applicable for all the search engine bots or robots. And, 2nd line Disallow: means all the search engine bots are allowed to crawl and index this site.

Example #2. Disallow to crawl an entire site:

User-agent:*
Disallow:/

For example #2, the second line Disallow:/ means all the search engine bots are not permitted crawling and indexing of this site.

Example #3. To disallow a singe robot:

User-agent:Googlebot
Disallow:/

In this example, all bots are permitted to crawl the site excluding Googlebot, meaning that Googlebot is not permitted crawling of our website.

Example #4. To allow a singe robot only:

User-agent:Googlebot
Disallow:

User-agent:*
Disallow:/

In the example given above, all other bots are disallowed to crewel this site excluding Googlebot. That is only Googlebot is permitted.

In our next example, we will show you how you can prevent bots to crawl a specific directory or file of your site. Suppose your site directory folder name is tutorial and it contains several HTML files named abc.html, xyz.html, and 123.html. Now you may not want to allow bots to crawl this folder or those files. Command will be as follows:

Example #5. Disallow to crawl a specific directory or files:

User-agent:*
Disallow:/tutorial/ 

OR

User-agent:*
Disallow:/tutorial/abc.html
Disallow:/tutorial/xyz.html
Disallow:/tutorial/123.html

Example #6. Disallow a specific directory except one file.

User-agent:*
Disallow:/tutorial/
Allow:/tutorial/xyz.html

In the example given above, it gives direction to disallow the “tutorial” folder, but allow xyz.html file only from that folder.

Sometimes your website may create a question mark (?) URL. It is very known to people who work with WordPress because WordPress creates this type of URL by default. You may block access to all URLs that include a question mark (?) using this command below:

User-agent:*
Disallow:/*?

Using robots meta tag:

You know meta tags are used in the head section of an HTML page. By default even if you do not use meta robot tag it means “index, follow” so search bots are permitted to follow and index this page. You should use meta robots tag on every page of your website to define specific rules and regulations of each page. You can allow or disallow which link will be permitted to index and followed or not by using this meta tag. Meta robots tag may be used in the following ways:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex, follow">
<--Disallowed to index, links may be followed-->
or
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
<--Disallowed to index and links may not be followed-->

Main differences between meta tag and robots.txt files are:

  • Robots.txt file is used to control bot activities and performances for the entire site.
  • Meta robots tags are used to define performance rules for a page only.

One thing that should be mentioned here is that if you use robots meta tag as “no-index, no-follow” and at the same time use robots.txt file disallowing subjected URL then meta tag may not work because bots will not come to visit this page to know about meta robots tag.

Some important issues to be considered when using robots.txt file:

  • It must be placed in the root directory of your site. For example http://example.com/robots.txt
  • This file is case sensitive, so: If you have two files named file.html & File.html then command on robots.txt file Disallow:/file.html will only disallow this file, but will not make any effect on File.html. So be careful.
  • It is better to have a robots.txt file on each site. Even if it is without any text inside or with default directions such as User-agent:* and Disallow:
  • Even when using robots.txt file saying not to crawl a specific file, Google may show that URL in search results page following links from an external source. To completely block that URL you may use robots no-index meta tag in the head section of your HTML page.
  • Robots.txt file is a publicly available file. Anyone can see it to know which sections of your site are allowed or disallowed by using robots.txt file.

You can learn more about robots file from Google support.

6 SEO Plugins I Use on Almost Each WordPress Install

Nowadays many smart webmasters like working with WordPress. This CMS is so much popular because of its user-friendly dashboard, SEO friendly site structure, and easily customizing facility. Any new user who does not know much about website design & building can maintain a website or blog without taking any professional help. WordPress gives us the opportunity to use many SEO Plugins that help us maintain SEO activities easily. In this post I will discuss six SEO Plugins that are a must for better SEO of a WordPress site.

WordPress SEO by Yoast:

This is the best SEO Plugin for newbies and pros as well. This SEO Plugin provides opportunities to complete almost all On-Page SEO activities perfectly. It returns a report instantly after using a keyword in keyword fields. If your content quality is great, then it will show a green color circle and if it is bad, then a red color circle. It helps with issues such as:

  1. SEO friendly title,
  2. Description,
  3. Keywords,

It also provides a report on a percentage basis on how much your post is SEO friendly or not with suggestions. Some example suggestions are:

a) Keyword density is normal or not.

b) Images are optimized or not.

c) Issues on Heading tags

d) Permalink or URL

e) Page title character limit is OK or not.

f) Page title contains Permalink and keyword or not.

You can even control some advanced issues such as: Robots.txt, .htaccess, Sitemap.xml. So it is highly recommended for webmasters.

Download link: WordPress SEO by Yoast

Jetpack by WordPress.com:

After the successful update of Google Penguin 2.0 now you know social media is playing a significant rule on the SEO process. This Plugin can help you in every way of social media liking, sharing even auto-sharing just after publishing a post on your website or blog. It is a complete package of social media solutions for a website.

Jetpack Plugin also helps to reduce the number of plugins you use because you can get 15+ services from this one Plugin alone. Some other features are:

a) WordPress.com site visitor statistics

b) Nice contact form.

c) Blog subscription services using email.

d) Post by email.

e) Spelling and grammar check.

f) Extra sidebar widgets.

g) Mobile theme to optimize site for mobile devices.

Download link: Jetpack by WordPress.com

W3 Total Cache:

This is an amazing Plugin to reduce page load time. Page loading time has a great effect on your site visitors. If your site pages take a huge time in the loading process, then visitors will get bored. So day by day your site visitor numbers will go down radically. In this case, W3 Total Cache Plugin can be a great solution for your site.

Download link: W3 Total Cache

P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler):

One thing you should keep in mind is that the more plugins you use, the more your site page loading time increases. But sometimes you cannot avoid some Plugins that are required for your site. In this case, P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) can help a lot. This Plugin gives you information on which Plugin is taking how much time to load and which Plugin is in what percentage responsible for increasing loading time so you can take steps and edit or delete those responsible plugins to reduce page load time and increase overall performance.

Download link: P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)

WP External Link:

We need to use some external links in our pages and posts for making those informative. But those external links can harm your SEO process. Many external do-follow links from your site can reduce your link juice. You can configure WP External Link Plugin settings to define external links as no follow or do follow and whether or not external links will be opened in a new window. You can also add an icon to all external links of your sites to identify easily that these are external links.

Download link: WP External Link

BackWPup:

It gives you the opportunity to make regular backups of your site files and even database backup. You can download those backups and store them into your computer or any other portable disk. This plugin also gives you the opportunity to set regular backup jobs where the backup will be stored in web spaces defined by you such as drop-box. Manual and auto regular backup are possible using this Plugin. You can use those backup files and database tables for further use.

Download link: BackWPup

I hope these six SEO Plugins will help increasing the performance of your site. So hurry up and install these six plugins now and enjoy!

Do Social Media Links Affect SEO?

When I started this post I was inclined to base my findings on what is circulating on the web on the topic of social media links, that is to say, the general opinion that social media links are neither counted nor not counted as SEO factors.

But I realized I was in the unique position of being able to test this theory firsthand. I had recently built a webpage for a lovely lady called Pat Hayward in Australia. Pat is a potter and I built a simple business card web page for her. I noticed when checking she ranked on the first page of Google for the keywords Pat Hayward- nothing unusual about this, names are usually fairly low completion keywords…unless your name is Beyonce or Barack Obama, anyhow I thought since I had a page one rank with absolutely no SEO apart for content creation, which was minimal for this site then I could do a little experimenting with this.

I figured I would place a link to Pat’s page from the 4 big Social Media outlets and do this one by one and check how it affected Pat’s ranking. At the time of writing this Pat’s ranking had moved to page 5, but this is what I call natural slippage since I have yet to do any SEO and this site is a business card page and doesn’t regularly add new content then this movement is natural. The big four are FacebookGoogle PlusTwitter, and Pinterest.

Pinterest

On the 2nd of June 2019, Pathaywardpottery.com was ranked 5th on page one of Google for the keyword Pat Hayward. I added a pin to Pinterest of one of the images on pat’s page.
I checked a week later on the 8th of June 2019 and Pats Page had slipped to page 5 on google for the keyword Pat Hayward.
This move had been a bad one, clearly pinning to Pinterest had adversely affect Pat’s SEO. This is found interesting since all the information I had gleaned on Social Media links said Google simply ignores them. But clearly this is not the case.
I deleted the pin and refresh Google and Pat was back to the 5th place on page one for the keyword Pat Hayward.
So I thought I’d do the same with Facebook next. I moved house at this time so there is a bit of a time gap here.

Facebook

On the 29th of June PatHaywardPottery.com was third down on page 5 of google for the keyword Pat Hayward.
I checked again on the 15th July and Pat was back at page one 5th place for the keyword Pat Hayward

Conclusion: Facebook links add to SEO value.
However, I intuit that if you made massive amounts of Facebook links they would penalize you for it so play it cautiously.

Google Plus

On Wednesday the 15th of July Pathaywardpottery.com was ranked 5th on page one of Google for the keyword Pat Hayward.
I added a link through my Google plus account. On Sat the 18th July I checked Pat Hayward and found that pats homepage was nowhere to be found(I checked up to about page 12 of google).
The only thing I found was her exhibition page(pathaywardpottery.com/exhib) and that was still on page 1.
I deleted my google plus post and reloaded the search for Pat Hayward and pats landing page, (pathaywardpottery.com) was back to page one again.
Now it would be easy to draw the conclusion that google penalized me for the google plus link, however, I think this penalty had more to do with relevance than google plus.
If I had a google plus account based on pottery and linked to pat I think it would count as a relevant and therefore valued link, most of the links I post in my google plus account are about comics, so in this instant, I think it is relevancy rather than google plus alone that counted against my page rank.

Twitter

The problem I ran into with the Google plus link was relevancy, given some thought, I realized that my twitter account which is mainly comprised of posts about comics would be a poor fit for a link and would penalize pat’s site like the google plus link, so I opted to not post a twitter link as I feel I would encounter the same results.
However this has led me to my next topic to blog on, relevancy.

As a conclusion, you can’t simply ignore social media and deem it as unhelpful in your SEO efforts. Ranking can be impacted by your social media activity.

TikVideoCyborg Review: Is It Worth it? I Got it And…

Did you know that you can bill $200 per TikTok video even if you are just a starting “mini” influencer? However, before I go into detail, let me share with you some facts regarding how much influencers charge for a single blog post or video.

Based on a report released by yahoo financing, on top of the list is Tradition Gray that charges $175,000 for a single message, followed by Child Ariel that bills $150,000 to publish, and also Zach King that asks for $135,000 to make sponsored blog posts or videos.

At the bottom of that list is Jiffpom who charges $100,000 per article which account had just a bear toy for a profile photo instead of the face.

All that is great for those top influencers yet what about smaller, just starting ones? This is where it gets actually intriguing.

Business Insider reported that a “micro” influencer with less than 10,000 followers will make approximately $25 per sponsored message. A “mini” influencer with between 10,000 and also 100,000 followers on TikTok will make roughly $200 per sponsored video.

It means that according to Company Expert all you require to start charging $200 or even more per post is just 10,000 followers which is very attainable now on TikTok. You might also wish to start from charging $25 per article much sooner if you desire.

For example, a regular middle-aged man called Chris Gorge, who was initially concerned about TikTok published in a comment: “Within a month I had nearly 50,000 fans as well as over a million views.”

Visualize charging $200 for nothing more than a single video? Would you be interested? Let’s find out all the information in my TikVideoCyborg Review written below!

TikVideoCyborg Review

What is TikVideoCyborg?

Did you know that you can increase your website traffic with TikTok soundbites? It is an unfamiliar TikTok underground website traffic growth “hack”. TikTok is the only social media website, which enables the individuals to see the grid of all other video clips that use the exact same sound bite by just one click.

This is extremely popular amongst TikTokers that love to listen to various videos that use the same soundbite. It is a driving force behind traffic bursts for video clips with viral soundbites.

To open the power of TikTok soundbites for you, TikVideoCyborg can create video clips with an original sound bite or with your own.

TikVideoCyborg is the first app that lets you make the most of the underground TikTok web traffic growth “hack” using both ultra preferred TikTok challenges as well as TikTok soundbite.

The tikTok challenge is a brand-new type of video meme with a spin. It can be started by individuals or by companies. TikTok challenges are extremely viral due to the fact that tons of TikTokers are publishing their own variations of the challenge, and then the various other 800 million energetic users can see what others have done with the challenge.

It shows that each challenge can have tens or perhaps hundreds of views! With TikVideoCyborg you can take part in your favorite existing TikTok challenges by simply getting in the TikTok challenge hashtag.

You just enter the hashtag and TikVideoCyborg will instantly create a clip for a certain challenge so you can instantly publish it. You get amazing, TikTok optimized moving or stop motion clips instantly created from one of the most known, proven, and trending videos by simply entering a hashtag or a keyword.

Popular and trending videos are several times more powerful than normal clips, so imagine how they can skyrocket your trending as well as traffic.

In addition to all that, TikVideoCyborg is the really first app that enables you to maximize the underground TikTok website traffic growth “hack” making use of both ultra-popular TikTok challenges and also TikTok sound bites.

And that’s not all. The creators also included their incentive app which is the world’s very first cloud-based video clip production & ranking software (Mac, Windows, and tablet suitable), that develops short & simple looking videos, Product Review clips, service intros, Facebook cover videos, special offer clips, and so on.

With its video ranking feature, making it very easy to dominate many first-page search listings and get endless FREE traffic with one click of. It has over 50 sleek lip design templates with more than 300 structures to produce those videos.

This software comes with integrated Link Wheel Modern technology that aids you to rank your video on the first page of Search Engine Listings and gets you endless free traffic. And below is the kicker: It ALSO includes a Business Permit enabling you to market these videos to clients and customers while keeping 100% of the earnings !!!

This is ideal for you to make some quick cash providing excellent quality, unique, and amazing clips as service. So check out the next parts of this TikVideoCyborg Review as I’ll show you just how powerful it is!

TikVideoCyborg Review Introduction

Andrew Darius is a well-known expert in digital marketing as well as software creation. If you have been working in this field for a longer time, perhaps you have used some of his software creations in the past, whether it’s Explaindio Business Version, ClipDramatizer, VSLmaker, or one of the many others.

Furthermore, his items have actually helped a whole lot of his consumers to make a lot of money in their niche markets since his approach is proven to show great performance. This TikVideoCyborg Review will certainly explain that this software does exactly this.

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Key Attributes

This is the first-ever piece of software that can automatically post videos to TikTok from a desktop computer! (no other app can do it). It has full automation for maximum website traffic. Additionally, this application is creating videos for TikTok 100% on auto mode, using only the keywords – no video production or editing needed.

The user introduces a search phrase, the app goes to youtube, discovers videos with creative commons certificate (legal to use), and after that makes either regular or stop motion video from youtube and then verticalizes it! (one of the prominent categories of TikTok videos are stop motion videos).

All video production is 100% automated making use of ai, no manual modifying, arranging slides, searching, cropping/trimming, and so on.

Here’s what you will get today:

  • Plng technology
  • Tiktok desktop video poster with scheduler – unique on the market 100% automated video production- no editing and enhancing, no recording.
  • TikTok’s challenge booster
  • TikTok’s set algorithm maximizer
  • TikTok’s soundbites catalyst

PLNG Technology Unlocks Underground TikTok Web Traffic Booster “Hack”. PLUS – you will have the ability to take advantage of the underground TikTok web traffic growth “hack” by making use of both ultra-popular TikTok’s challenges as well as TikTok’s soundbites.

And also don’t worry, it does not require you to do anything demanding, exhausting, or boring. It works even if you hate social media and don’t intend to record a single video clip.

Due to the exclusive PLNG innovation, anybody can generate TikTok video clips just by submitting a keyword phrase or hashtag. No app without PLNG technology can do this in the same way.

For the very first time ever, we have actually automated the entire process, got rid of the learning curve, and offered you a straight way to the increase of viral traffic from 800 million TikTok active customers.

TikVideoCyborg lets you send web traffic to any kind of deal or article of your choice for any kind of specific niche and any kind of sector, with no limitations whatsoever. You can even use TikTok web traffic to expand your Youtube network and also aid you to rank youtube video clips too.

PLUS you do not need any kind of experience or technological skills due to the fact that it is super easy to use.

TikVideoCyborg was created by the exact same group of creators that released several bestseller winning applications, and because they worked under the guidance of specialist marketing professionals the results are definitely extraordinary.

Think of the mind-blowing amount of traffic you can get when other TikTokers start utilizing your soundbites for their own videos, as well as when TikTok places you on the “For You” page, which is basically their home page.

That’s not all. There are extra special functions that remain in development:

Create Short Videos: Users have the ability to create short videos for product reviews, and also practically any sort of video with design templates for the following with categories:

  • Item Review
  • Facebook Cover
  • Special deal
  • Service Introduction
  • Quote, Jokes, Facts

Edit Predefined Video Templates: Users have the possibility to edit predefined video themes. They can add/modify/delete any kind of video frames from any type of video theme.

Live on Youtube: Go live Youtube with your created video.

Share Generated Videos: Customers can share their created video with a push of a button to 4 social networks (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Tumblr).

Download Videos: Download their created video as well as use it anywhere they desire.

Ranking Your Videos: With powerful video ranking functions to rank your videos and keep a solid placement on Google.

  1. Search phrase Estimation
  2. Competitor evaluation
  3. Backlink Creation
  4. Search phrase Suggestion
  5. Audience Retention

Description Analysis: We have a description analysis tool that will analyze your video description and offer tips regarding the keywords you used.

Social Sharing: Social Sharing button for 24 social media sites. You can conveniently examine your video competition for particular keywords. You can see what keyword your competitors have used.

Video Syndication: Video submission to 6 social media websites (Reddit, Linkedin, Medium, Blogger, WordPress, Pinterest).

Create BackLink Wheel: This is an innovative video search engine optimization as its generally known as VSEO. This is one of the best and most reliable methods of building tiered web links in one of the most effective ways to enhance video ranking. They have actually included this in TikVideoCyborg to develop a link wheel between your videos.

Honest TikVideoCyborg Review: is it worth getting?

Did you understand that being on TikTok currently is like getting on Facebook back in 2007, just before it obtained enormously prominent, or on Instagram in 2011, just before it exploded, or on youtube in 2012, when going viral was so easy?

In addition to that, thanks to TikTok formula, unlike Instagram or Facebook, you do not need to have a single follower to get your material watched, so everyone can grow on it.

Envision the large expansion you might have gotten from the flood of traffic with marginal competition if you had made use of those traditional platforms when they were still young.

While those standard giant social networks are still terrific, they are extremely saturated, which is why you have actually been having a difficult time to get outcomes on these platforms. It is that ridiculous competition that tilted the scales against you.

That’s where TikVideoCyborg becomes a key element. It’s the special and never seen before web traffic service, which is giving you one-in-the-lifetime possibility to maximize TikTok before it saturates.

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If you develop videos just to waste time and for fun – THIS is NOT FOR you. Nevertheless, If you mean business when you create videos(or get them created) – Keep reading.

TikVideoCyborg is ONLY for you if you intend to drive more website traffic, get more customers, build a bigger mailing list and make huge sales. Due to the fact that this is NOT an ORDINARY Video Production Tool … It’s a great deal more …

TikVideoCyborg understands why you need to create videos. For web traffic and sales. And you can obtain UNLIMITED traffic only if your video clips are:

1. Amazing and engaging (to get the eyes of scrollers)
2. Sales/business oriented (by making the visitor to click on the CTA at the end)
3. Highly Frequent (1-2 videos every once in a while are just as good as NO videos in all)
4. And most importantly – If your videos are not lost somewhere on 179th web page of an online search engine. They are visible by being rated on top on all the online search engines.

TikVideoCyborg is for dedicated online marketers, that understand that to make ANY money online today – you can’t ignore the need for a video that is optimized to get you money, not to just chuckles and laughs.

It helps you to develop and submit videos in under 2 minutes without any skills required. Of course, you need to know exactly how to point-n-click. Online search engines utilize AI (Artificial Intelligence) to understand which video is important and better matched for their site visitors. You can not defeat AI with Human Knowledge!

TikVideoCyborg is powered by AI to make sure that online search engines don’t miss your video. TikVideoCyborg is ALL you require to beat the Online search engine AI at its wn game and get you the results you desire.

And here is the most effective component: You can develop awesome, unique, and personalized Videos and then sell them to clients, on Fiverr for whatever cost you want. Here are 2 factors your videos will remain in huge need:

Firstly, since you would create them making use of exclusive layouts suggested for producing Advertising and marketing Videos like Item Testimonial Videos, Service Introduction Videos, Special Deal Videos, Facebook Cover Videos, or Videos with Quotes, Jokes, or Information.

Secondly, due to the fact that you’d be utilizing TikVideoCyborg to develop these videos in seconds, TikVideoCyborg has built-in Weblink Wheel Technology, so the videos you create would be optimized to rank on top of all the search listings – This will mean loads-n-loads of natural web traffic for your consumers.

And also producing these videos is the easiest thing to do:

  • Select Your Layout
  • Customize It For Your Client
  • Export & Profit
  • Selling just one of these videos will give you an insane 10x ROI

You will also be getting the supplier’s best bonus offers for your fast activity (and my best massive bonus offers at the end of this TikVideoCyborg Review):

But how does it work?

Understanding just how best ever TikTok Website traffic application works in 3 easy to follow actions.

Action 1: Submit hashtag or keyword phrase and click search
Action 2: Pick from leading tried and tested and trending copyright-free videos.
Step 3: Select how you desire the app to make a video and click create.
That’s it. Those 3 steps is all it needs you to do to have an amazing, a completely unique video developed, specially formatted for TikTok, and all set to bring in website traffic.

PLUS you get an incredible TikVideoPoster software. It is the first-ever and currently the only desktop computer application, which enables you to post videos to TikTok right from your home computer, regardless if it is PC or Mac, without requiring you to make use of the phone or risking to have your account banned for utilizing an automated internet software!

When you add that to the fact that TikTok has very little video material for 800,000 targeted customers on earth, you have the winner. Now getting free buyer traffic from TikTok is the most convenient than it will ever be so join while it is still hot.

Let’s check the demo video below to see it at work!

Pricing

For a limited time, you can order TikVideoCyborg with an early buyer discounted cost. Let’s check out the best-suited options for you before this special offer is gone!

  • Front-end: TikVideoCyborg ($ 17)
  • Launch Starts: June second, 2020 11 am EDT
  • Launch Ends: June 7th, 2020 11:59 am EDT
  • Early riser FE rate for first 3-hours: $17
  • Day-to-day costs will rise
  • After launch rate soar to $47 or $67

OTO 1: PRO Edition ($ 97)

You will get access to one of the most effective, yet easy to use software that gives you a straight shortcut to the flood of totally free traffic to any deal or article link of your choice from 800 thousand TikTok energetic users.

As a brand new TikVideoCyborg buyer, you already understand the significance of automation to make videos and maximize TikTok’s set algorithm, TikTok’s challenges, and TikTok’s soundbites.

Today you currently can produce unlimited videos, an unlimited variety of messages, so you can obtain a large number of sales.

OTO 2: Company License ($ 67)

Quick inquiry. How would you like to profit even more with TikVideoCyborg?

There are 3 major ways you can make more money with TikVideoCyborg and I will explain them to you.

You can market videos in batches, you can bill services month-to-month to run their TikTok accounts, and also you can get a brand-new faster way to 10X extra TikTok website visitors.

And also in addition to that, you can work a lot less and earn more. How awesome is that?!

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OTO 3: Deluxe Upgrade ($ 17)

Faster way To Get Traffic From Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Even From Medium and Reddit.

This is because TikVideoCyborg Deluxe unlocks your ability to instantly generate videos for maximum traffic from Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even from Medium and Reddit.

Your upgrade will be immediately included in your TikVideoCyborg so you will be able to create videos for all platforms immediately.

To make it also a bigger no brainer than it already is, they are providing you a 30-day no-questions-asked refund warranty, so you have nothing to worry about.

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We created 1 Page Commissions so you can start cashing without any issues.
1 Web page Commissions boosts your commission due to the fact that it is 100% automated while making affiliate pages.
This works even if you are brand new to affiliate advertising, and can’t run full-time on the internet.

TikVideoCyborg Review Verdict

Thanks a lot for reviewing my TikVideoCyborg Review! I wish it did help you to understand why you need this product. This product is offering many benefits for early-bird buyers. Buy ASAP to take advantage of the best offer.

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Spin Rewriter 10 Review – I Used it And…

Spin Rewriter 10 is the latest release from Aaron Sustar, that created the Spin Rewriter software back in 2011. There’s some dispute over whether making use of a post rewriter is a feasible option with today’s search engine algorithms.

I have a lot of sites that I handle that consistently require content for outer-tier links, and I was spending countless dollars on web content creation monthly. I made a decision to find and get the best content rewriter to save some money.

I found Spin Rewriter a few years back when it was still at version 7, and after looking into it, I chose to pull the trigger and make the purchase. This is my honest spin rewriter review, hopefully, it will aid you if you’re considering this software yourself.

What is Spin Rewriter 10?

Spin Rewriter is a software that was designed to “spin” posts, with Spin Rewriter 10 being the most up to date variation. The fact that there are 10 versions of this software should tell you a lot about this company as well as their commitment to enhancing their software.

If you’re unsure what it means to “spin” a piece of content, essentially, short article spinning is the process of re-writing a short article to develop new, “original” versions.

This is carried out in an attempt to stay clear of duplicate content issues that can result in penalties from Google. If Google, or any other internet search engine, identifies duplicate web content, they will penalize your site which can be detrimental to your Search Engine ranking.

Generally, post spinning is used as a Search Engine Optimization strategy to acquire backlinks. You can develop numerous versions of one single content piece with spinning software.

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In its outright worst form, a spun article might not make any type of sense whatsoever, nevertheless, it will certainly have a similar collection of words to the original post. This is certainly not the content you use on your main websites, yet it can help your link structure.

Articles run through a content spinner are converted into “spintax” type. Here’s an instance:

Original sentence: Writing articles is a lot of fun.

Initial sentence formatted with spintax: {Writing|Developing} {articles|tales|short content pieces} is {a lot of fun|very relaxing|so rewarding|so enjoyable}.

Spun sentences:

  • Developing articles is so rewarding.
  • Writing tales is so enjoyable.

And so forth. There are thousands of combinations that can be developed from just one article.

Why I Picked Spin Rewriter 10

I didn’t have a lot of experience with content spinners, so when I chose to look into getting one, I wanted to make sure I was selecting one that was positively reviewed and also of premium quality.

Originally, I was reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of Spin Rewriter vs. WordAI. The reason I decided to go with Spin Rewriter 10 was that this software is fully cloud-based, which means I didn’t have to download and install anything onto my computer, and I could access it from any PC with a net connection.

The other reason for my pick between Spin Rewriter and WordAI was the rate. Spin Rewriter is priced lower, I hadn’t been sure if spun material was the right choice for me, so I intended to maintain my investment as low as possible.

Spin Rewriter Review: How it Works

I’ll be honest, when I initially got around the Spin Rewriter 10 dashboard, I thought it looked a little bit primitive, yet as soon as I began using it, I noticed it was actually really instinctive and also had advanced settings.

When you open up the control panel, there are several options, the first being to “Revise your articles.” I didn’t instantly dive in due to the fact that I saw that they had a whole library of how-to as well as video tutorials.

The videos were actually pretty handy, and it really did not take me too much to comprehend how to obtain my spun content.

One of the coolest functions this software has is the ability to pick to either paste in your own “root” article, or they offer the choice of locating an article to use from Large Content Look by entering in your targeted keyword phrase.

I already had my very own root content, so I didn’t utilize this function at first, however, I like having that choice should I need it in the future.

In addition, you have the option to spin one article, or numerous articles at once, which is really convenient too.

Spin Rewriter can be used in combination with these tools:

3-Step Spin Setup

I would be amiss as well as the 3-step spin setting in my post spinner review, as this is just one of the most crucial attributes.

If you’re interested in spun content and also preventing penalties, Spin Rewriter enables you to readjust your settings with their “3-step spin setup” for optimum originality.

I experimented with the settings and found that the very best way to optimize the originality is by doing the following:

  1. Allowing paragraph and sentence degree rotating
  2. Checking “I want Spin Rewriter to automatically rewrite complete sentences”
  3. Checking “instantly transform the whole structure of phrases and sentences”
  4. Select the “advised” embedding in the “just how adventurous are you really feeling?” location
  5. Making it possible for multi-level nested spinning
  6. Setting the degree to reduced threat by picking “only basic synonyms that Spin Rewriter is really sure about”

Don’t let these settings confuse you, it’s really simple to navigate, and also as I mentioned previously, there are tons of video resources to clarify everything and guide you through it step-by-step.

After you have selected your settings, you click the “Start the One-Click Rewrite Process!” to begin the spinning process. As soon as that’s complete, you’ll see the spintax version in the text box with all the variations.

I then selected “I want spin rewriter to use only synonyms” and clicked the “Create a unique version” button. It then created my spun short article for me.

I have not tried spinning one single post hundreds of times yet, but I have produced numerous versions and they all brought out high uniqueness percentages and also suitable readability, even better than I anticipated.

Spin Rewriter Testimonial: Benefits And Drawbacks

Pros:

  • Cloud-based software
  • Accessibility to a lot of free content to use as seed posts
  • Adjustable uniqueness
  • Comprehensive training videos and also access to consumer support
  • Spun short articles are actually understandable

Cons:

  • Not all that great for money websites if you don’t know what you are doing and are unwilling to go through and correct the final article
  • You can still only reword your short article so many times before it comes to be unreadable

spin rewriter price

this is the price of the spin rewriter if you pay on a monthly, yearly basis or the full price all at once

Reviewing Spin Rewriter 10: Conclusion

As I’m writing my Spin Rewriter 10 review, I have to admit that I am discovering that I like this software a lot more than I assumed I would.

Honestly, I was doubtful about it, yet I was sick of wasting cash on content creation for links that don’t need high-grade articles.

For me, this is a terrific solution as well as a substantial money-saver. Right now, I am paying the per-month rate, which is small when compared to the amount I was shelling out on web content development previously.

If you’re like me and you need a lot of web content being drained for your sites consistently, I would highly recommend giving Spin Rewriter a try to save a lot of time and cash.

The bright side is, they use a complimentary 5-day test to begin. I would absolutely recommend starting with the test and seeing for yourself the quality of the spun web content.

As an included bonus offer, the vendor has a 30-day money-back guarantee. So, even if you buy it and then realize it isn’t for you, it’s free due to its first 30 days money-back guarantee.

Click the photo listed below to begin your free test.

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Fiverr Pro Review – Is It Worth it?

Fiverr Pro is a market for “digital sellers”: freelance specialists working over the web, to offer their skills and abilities to “buyers”. Buyers in this case might be online marketers, business owners, and small business-owners looking for help with their numerous digital tasks.

Thanks to a reliable score system, buyers can look through the vast array of choices according to appropriate specifications, such as seller evaluations, rate, shipment time, modifications etc. You can input your desired price, shipment time and your favored file format to get your report. Fiverr functions as a main center linking business owners and freelancers.

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You will be needed to make a deposit into your account to pay for freelancer services as soon as you have signed up for Fiverr’s services. The cash will be kept in escrow up until the freelancer has actually provided the work. While you are choosing services for your organisation, you can compare freelancers based on galleries, evaluations and portfolios.

The freelancers work according to the timeline set by the business owner, and as soon as work is done, it can be ranked appropriately. Fiverr is also an interactive neighborhood of partners (craftsmens, style specialists, imaginative skills, web designers, and business owners). You can purchase or offer at your leisure without stressing over full-time workers, and the inflated expenses of keeping workplace centers.

What is Fiverr Pro?

Fiverr Pro is the supercharged version of Fiverr. This interactive online platform brings expert service buyers and expert freelancers together to get things done. Fiverr Pro is a professional variation of the initial Fiverr – comparable to the Mercedes-Benz in the auto business.

Amongst the lots of things that can be done with the Pro version there are safe deals and respectable joint ventures, red carpet treatment with a VIP experience, high quality expert craftsmanship, and the most effective buying system to date.

There are numerous advantages for freelancers that sign up to Fiverr Pro. These consist of several brand-new company channels, and a well-improved choice of work for gifted freelancers.

Business owners and serious buyers now have access to expert sellers with a wide range of abilities. Currently, there are a number of categories of work tasks offered through expert sellers for business owners and organisation purchasers.

  • Graphics & Style – Logo design Style
  • Digital Marketing – Social Network Marketing
  • Composing & Translation – Articles & Blog Site Posts
  • Video & Animation – White Boards & Explainer Videos

With Fiverr Pro, professional buyers and business owners get to search the Pro logo style gigs that are offered at the click of a button. The carousel-style listing of specialists makes it simple to look for expert freelancers at Fiverr Pro.

How Does Fiverr Work?

To get started with Fiverr Pro, it is essential to get signed up. Sellers sign up with Fiverr to make money and for every $5 that you receive, you keep $4. If a buyer is not pleased with the purchase, the resolution center will help to get the problem fixed.

Only registered users can take advantage of Fiverr’s services. In other words, all effectively finished orders are subject to 20% commission by Fiverr.

How to Pick a Freelancer

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Fiverr is a big international market of sellers and buyers. Picking a freelancer is remarkably simple seeing the variety of services that are available for purchase. Services like graphics & style, digital marketing, composing & translations, video & music, audio & animation, shows & fun/lifestyle, tech are readily available.

Picking a freelancer requires you to pick a category that is best matched to your service requirements. Composing & translation covers a large variety of services such as translations, innovative writing, organisation copywriting, research, legal writing, transcriptions, press releases and so on. You can drill down into specifics by selecting categories and subcategories that you’re looking for.

You must keep in mind that there are star rankings for each freelancer and each freelancer will be granted a level. Picking the highest rated seller is the best choice.

Elements like the work of low quality, disappointment, or tardiness can be prevented by choosing a reliable seller. Considering that sellers are ranked by buyers, the highest-rated seller ought to constantly be chosen for your gigs.

Obviously, other factors like the cost are also important, given that the seller needs to stay within your budget plan. Before you place an order, it is necessary to get in touch with the seller and ask if they understand what you’re searching for and if they will have the ability to satisfy your order requirements. Since they have not gathered the best rankings on Fiverr, it is a good idea to avoid brand-new sellers.

Some of the best freelancers are just signing up with the service as we speak. There is almost universal knowledge that the best method to choose a seller (a freelancer) is by contacting them before you order a gig.

As for the Fiverr Pro sellers, only the best prospects are chosen through a rigorous vetting procedure. Prospects will need to supply proof of their professional background (education, experience, and noteworthy tasks), and applications will be assessed for compatibility with Pro Gigs.

Revisions

Sellers have the possibility to manually edit their gigs to set up the number of revisions buyers will be offered. For sellers, unlimited revision gigs are not allowed, however if changes are not carried out according to buyer demands, the gig can be cancelled. In addition, a seller is needed to keep high grades by offering the work as requested.

Sellers can set their gigs to 1 revision, 2 revisions or more. The issue with revisions is a delicate one for sellers, due to the fact that they have to please buyers.

Payments

Payments to Fiverr are done through PayPal. When 2 weeks have passed after an order has been finished, the funds can be withdrawn. Fiverr is a dependable and timely payer, and there weren’t any issues with payments since the website has been launched.

Cancellation

The main policy at Fiverr concerning cancellations is as follows: sellers and purchasers are motivated to deal with problems between themselves. Sellers need to make every effort towards reaching an arrangement with the purchaser and purchasers ought to deal with sellers to prevent cancellations. If a cancellation is inevitable, both parties must look for a resolution through support.

Seller assessments aspect cancellations into account. Order conclusion rates figure out the number of cancellations a seller has actually deducted from 100% of the seller’s overall orders over the previous 60 days.
Consumer Assistance

Fiverr uses client assistance for the seller and for the buyer. There is a Frequently Asked Questions page which offers information for sellers and buyers.

Bottom Line

Fiverr Pro Hire Now

Fiverr Pro is a wonderful service where business owners and freelancers can come together and cooperate. If you can take the 20% commission as a seller, and the cancellation-related problems, you can definitely succeed using this platform to promote your work. As a purchaser, you can pick from expert freelancers worldwide based upon your particular choices, top priorities, and requirements.

Fiverr Pro EVALUATION

  • Leading Classifications:
  • Graphic & Style
  • Digital Marketing
  • Composing & Translation
  • Video & Animation
  • Logo design Designers
  • Web Advancement


Main Advantages:

  • Hand Vetted Professionals
  • Cash Back Assurance
  • VIP Experience

Rate Variety: $ – $$$.

LAST IDEAS

Pros

  • Vast array of expert freelancers to pick from.
  • Guaranteed service shipment, or money back.
  • Easy to use platform and access to an international market of specialists.
  • High value/price ratio & high quality work.
  • Additional functions such as: Bonus Quick 10 Days Shipment, Include 3D Mockup and so on

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Cons

Highly-rated freelancers can be overbooked.
Just online assistance exist.

Should You Buy Backlinks On PBNs ?

For those of you that don`t know what PBNs are, the term is an acronym for Private Blog Network. PBNs are basically multiple websites built by someone to mimic the look and feel of a blog or news website, but created only for backlinking to and boosting other websites. PBNs were seen as a great way to rank your websites until not so long ago. They were considered uncrackable by search engine algorithms and were seen as the safest types of backlinks that you could create to boost your website in an unnatural way.

Let’s go one step back, to make everything clear for any newbies that have just started reading about backlinks:

Natural backlinking is the safe route, but the hardest to go on. It means creating valuable content that gets viral to that point where news website admins and blog owners feel the need to use you as their source, write a similar article and link back to yours, thus promoting your blog. It’s a long road because it’s pretty hard to come up with something new and make it so interesting that other people reading it feel the need to write about your article. And even when you do get people interested, most of them won’t link back to you, because they want to keep their audience on their website, not let it slip on yours through a backlink. That’s not fair, but that’s just how the internet goes.

Unnatural backlinking is a shorter route to ranking, but one pretty unsafe to go on. It’s when you create backlinks manually to trick search engines into thinking that you have written something so interesting that many other websites link to. Building the backlinks yourself is called blackhat and shouldn’t be attempted especially if you plan to build a long lasting website, because with each algorithm update search engines penalize thousands of websites that use this technique.

Now to get back on our initial subject, PBNs: People that don’t have the patience to wait for natural backlinks, try harder and harder to make their blackhat efforts impossible to spot by search engines. That’s how PBNs were created, websites that look legit, but have a single purpose: to give other websites a boost in authority and to help them rank faster.

People that sell or rent backlinks on their private blog networks advertise them as being perfect, footprintless and safe for the website you worked so hard to build. But are they really all that perfect ?

The first thing you need to take into account before you spend money on PBN backlinks is that building an entire network of websites without leaving footprints for search engines to pick up is very hard, if not impossible. That’s because there are tens of ways in which a PBN can be recognized by search engine algo even without a manual review.

To be safe, among a lot of other factors, all websites from a PBN should have:

  • Different IPs;
  • Different themes;
  • Different whois information;
  • Different CMSs when possible;
  • Different plugins;
  • Different designs and menus;
  • Different page arangement;

And those are just 7 of the tens of footprints that search engines look for to identify PBN websites. Say that the PBN you want to get a backlink from is made in a way that none of the footprints is recognized by search engines. That still doesn’t mean that you are safe. Manual review teams work hard to find PBNs also. Their eyes can spot some other footprints that can’t be recognized by search engines, like the same type of writing, spun and badly written content, articles posted in the same order on all websites, and so on.

But don’t fall for all the hype sellers build around their PBNs. Building and taking care of a PBN that’s footprintless is very hard and very costly too. Imagine having to buy reliable hosting with different IPs for tens of websites. Also imagine having tens of writers, one for every website in your network, that writes the same article but in their own way. Already the costs can’t be covered by what you pay for a backlink. That’s why, usually sellers will ignore some of the obvious footprints. They’ll spend less and just get an SEO hosting (most of them having IPs with the same C class), they’ll cut down on writers and just rewrite an article over and over again, making it a big footprint for search engines and so on.This means that you can never be 100% certain that what you pay for is what you get.

Another aspect that should discourage you from buying backlinks on a PBN is the obvious fact that if someone sells backlinks on his network of websites, then the network can no longer be called private. You will be just one of the many people that get backlinks from the same websites, which makes the network a lot more vulnerable.

So to answer the question in the title, I would never risk a website I spent many hours to build, with backlinks from PBNs, even if the reviews are great and the service seems uncrackable.

 

 

How I Ended Up Getting Scammed On Freelancer Dot Com

Yes, folks, today I`ll talk about Freelancer.Com. For those of you that don’t know what Freelancer.com is, it’s a marketplace where you can employ people to outsource all kinds of tech projects to. You can get people to work on all kinds of projects, from marketing to SEO, from web design to video and phone app creation. You can hire people by hour or for an entire project. You’ll spend more than on Fiverr.com, but you’ll employ some of the most professional people online, because most experts won’t use their skills for a $4 project. Freelancer is one of the first online markets where you could employ professionals for your projects.

Freelancer is somewhat free to use, meaning that you ca sign up and list a project for free, without having to spend anything. If you want to promote your listing, that’s when you’ll have to spend, and the commissions aren’t scary either. You then have to pay a small fee when you employ someone for a project you have posted. If you pay him for a project, you’ll be charged when you first employ him. If you hire him by hour, you’ll have to pay him all the way until you stop working with him.

Freelancer is a big marketplace with a lot of people that know what they`re doing. And if you thought that there were no other good news, around one year ago Freelancer.com bough the best internet marketing forum, WarriorForum. That’s when a lot of the great marketers from WF landed on Freelancer.com, raising the numbers of both employers and employees of professional services. The bad part of the big buy is that along with the big number of professionals that registered of Freelancer, some scammers also ended up on the website.

Freelancer.com is usually pretty safe to use, seeing that you have a review system and a lot of checks and tests that sellers need to pass before getting paid. But scammers always seem to find a way, don’t they ?

So it all started when I needed a professional plugin for one of my wordpress websites. I listed my project for free and waited for the buyers. I instantly got around 6 messages and 12 more within the next day. Most of them looked professional, with great reviews and great descriptions of what they can offer me. I picked 3 of them and started negociating the deal. One of them stood out, asking for a small price for a full service, with everything from design to user testing. The difference in price was considerable, that’s why I chose to get more details from him.

He asked me to talk on skype, becasue it was easier for him. That`s the first mistake I think I made. Why would I move away from the safeness of the marketplace chat to a different chat system? Even so, the guy inspired professionalism, so I gave in. We talked about everything he should do for the money, different steps of payment, features I needed, and he seemed to have a professional answer to everything.

I know a little coding so I knew exactly what to ask him and what answers to expect, but he went over my expectations with his answers. That’s why he didn’t trigger any red flags at that time. We figured out everything that should be done so obviously we started to talk about the payment. He wanted an initial payment before he started to work. I understand why someone would want money before starting to work, because, as on most online marketplaces, there are scammers on the seller side, and on the buyer side also. I agreed to pay him just under $300 to get him started on the project.

When I said I`ll use Freelancer to pay, something weird happened: He found all these reasons why using Freelancer to pay wasn`t a good idea. He first told me that the fees were high. When I told him that I don`t really care about the fees, he started giving me many other reasons, like cashing out Freelancer money would take too much, how he needs the money now, how using just paypal would be no problem because “I could always dispute the transaction” if he tried to scam me.

I was weird for me, but somehow I believed him. I work in marketing for many years and in my starting time, when making $10 was still hard, I have come across a lot of scammers. Nowadays, seeing that I work especially with professionals, I reached a point where I trust most of the people I work with to the point where I pay some of my workers the full price of the project even before they start working. I think that the first reason why I gave in to his request was that the sum he asked for wasn`t one to scare me.

I paid, he asked for a week to get the first step of the project finished, I agreed. Everything was going smoothly. I week in and I had no answer from the guy. “No problem”, I said.. there are a lot of coders that forget about deadlines, get cought in other projects or simply don’t get to finish your project because they get stuck somewhere. So naturally I reached out to him with a diplomat message.

Nothing more than “Hey there, friend, one week has passed and I`m really curious as to where are we standing with the wordpress plugin project”. Two days later I still had no answer from the guy. I messaged him a few times again in the next few days before he logged out of Skype and never came back. I slowly understood that I was the victim of a scam. I had the dispute possibility, the guy was nice enough to tell me that so I thought I was safe. I immediatelly logged into Paypal and disputed the transaction. I spent a lot of time explaining in messages what has happened and I was sure I`d get the money back. It turns out Paypal doesn`t protect payments for online digital goods or services. Great ! It was just what I wanted to hear!

That`s when I realized I had nothing else to do. In the end, the almost $300 I was scammed of weren’t even my problem. The fact that I lost almost two weeks and was still very far away from getting my plugin was the real problem. And time is something I could never get back. From Paypal or anyone else.

Maybe you’re thinking: Why didn`t you contact Freelancer?

That`s a great question. I had a short thought about reaching out to Freelancer, but what could they do? The guy was smart enough to get the discussion away from Freelance.com’s eyes, the transaction wasn`t made with their help, all I had was the initial talk I had with him and the other buyers.

So all I did was to send them a message explaining everything that has happened without even thinking about getting my money back. Just as a general information that could stop the guy from doing this to someone else. But he isn`t the only one out there so be sure not to get scammed like I did.

After sending Freelancer a message I have stopped trying to get my money back. It was clear I was a scam victim and losing any more time would simply increase the damage I suffered.

To stay safe from scammers be sure to follow a few simple tips:

  • Never deal outside the marketplace
  • Keep the entire discussion on the marketplace
  • Always pay through the marketplace even if the fees seem high. You pay for your protection
  • If you don`t know the person you`re working with, don`t pay for the full project at start
  • If something seems weird, don’t ignore it

I still like and use Freelancer.com but now I`m always careful about who I`m working with and how the project goes from start to finish.

To Fiverr Or Not To Fiverr ?

Yes, as you might have noticed, this is a thread about the Fiverr marketplace.

As most of you already know, microjobs are a big part of the online service offering. Microjob marketplaces are basically websites where you can outsource small projects to professionals for small fees, sometimes even pennies. Fiverr is one of the marketplaces that stood out of the crowd when they set a single price for all jobs, $5. It was a great deal both for normal people and professionals alike, because normal people could finally afford professional touches on their projects, while experienced users found a place where their time wasn’t paid in cents, like on most microjob websites.

From the $5 you were paid, $1 was Fiverr’s fee. This meant that users were paying $5 per gig, while workers received only $4. You might think that this isn’t all that much, but some people ended up making thousands of dollars monthly. And that was because most gigs were tasks that didn’t take the experts more than 5 minutes to finish or jobs that were finished using automated tools. This worked great for everybody, especially within the SEO niche, when ranking websites was something pretty new. You would pay someone $5, they’d blast your website to first place in Google with some xRumer links and everyone was happy.

As SEO started evolving and ranking websites wasn’t as simple as spamming your link profile with poor quality forum profiles, people started to realize that you can no longer simply buy your place on the first page of Google with $5. Somewhere along the way, professionals all around the internet started talking about how, although Fiverr is very cheap to use, you only get what you pay for, so you shouldn’t expect booming results.

Currently Fiverr has changed a little its service cost policy. The main job you post will have to cost $5, but you can add extras that can increase your earnings quite a bit. This means that you can post your thread about building a logo for $5, but you can add an extra for a banner or a video for the same business that can cost $50 or even more. Some workers are even placing a gig with an initial price of $5, but ask you to buy extras worth $50, to reach what they consider a right price, before even starting the job. This kind of ruins the whole idea behind Fiverr as a market, and personally I do not enjoy seeing workers force their way into higher commissions. Although people are charging a lot more for their services on Fiverr, some over $50 per service, the marketplace just can’t move away from its tag of cheap but poor quality workers.

A much better version of Fiverr is Fiverr Pro, where only experienced freelancers will be able to apply. It is on the more expensive side, but it is totally worth it.

Recently I have tried to sell one of my services on Fiverr. It wasn’t in the SEO niche. I don`t like the niche, it’s oversaturated and it’s not really something I consider myself an expert in. My experience was pretty dissapointing, to be honest. First off, the description you write has to be short, just under 1,200 characters long. That means that you have to explain everything you’ll do within just a few paragraphs. Then you must make it unique enough so people get interested, but common enough so people search for your gig.

But that wasn’t even the part that dissapointed me. The fact that you pay 20% to Fiverr, ($1 from every $5 you make) but don’t get anything from it, is brutal. Some successful marketplaces offer you a first page listing or a newsletter place when you submit your gig for the first time, to get more exposure, more sales and gain confidence in them. Fiverr offers you just a first place listing in the new gigs section, that isn’t the top attraction or used by a lot of people. I have promoted my gig myself for most of not all of the sales I got so far.

Although this service isn’t for me, it doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work for you. If you don’t mind getting paid $4 for a job, then you might be one of the workers that will enjoy using Fiverr to promote their services.

Here are some tips if you plan to start using Fiverr to sell gigs:

  1. Be sure whatever you plan to sell doesn’t take you more than 5-10 minutes to finish.
  2. Be sure that what you do is at least partially automated, if not in full.
  3. Be sure you stay away from the oversaturated niches like SEO.
  4. Make your gig unique but add key tags and well researched keywords to ensure you get sales
  5. Don’t forget to add anything you can do to improve the gig in extras
  6. Promote your gig, don’t wait for Fiverr to find interested buyers.
  7. Be a professional, bad reviews hurt your listing the most.

My experience wasn’t as great as I though with Fiverr, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t become your full time job. I am more of a hard work, high commission type of person, so the $4 profit part really bums me out. But if you want to make a salary just from $4 gigs, there are quite a few people aready doing it and it seems like it works.