SEO Strategy – Article Marketing as a Link Building Tool

SEO Strategy – Article Marketing as a Link Building Tool

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Link building is critical to your online success and article marketing is said to be one of the best ways to build links. Why do you need to build links? Basically its quality backlinks that to a large extent help determine your rank in the search engines. Most SEO strategies you undertake is for receiving links to your site so you can get to the coveted number one spot.

Article marketing involves using articles to expose your site. The more people know of, and about you, the better your chances for getting links. This will eventually lead to more traffic, to pull you up in the search engine rankings. Submitting articles to the various article directories is one of the best ways to achieve this. What you do is, submit original quality articles to the top ranking directories. You can easily do a Google search to find them. Ezine Articles is ranked among them.

When your article has been approved and published, you’ll get a link from the particular directory leading back to your site. But wait, it gets even better. You can generate even more links from other website owners if they find your article interesting enough to publish it on their own site. This is dependent on them leaving your original resource box intact of course.

Let’s be quite honest here, article marketing can be challenging for some people. If you don’t enjoy writing that’s one thing, you can always outsource this task. But if you don’t like writing and you’ve just started your online business on a budget then you’ll find this task more challenging. A possible solution is, to find friends or family members who don’t mind writing and are willing to help you out for free.

With article marketing, patience and consistency will have to become your two best friends. You won’t get to the top of the search engines in only a few weeks of starting an article marketing campaign. Well you could, if you were an SEO guru but, are you? So, you need to be consistent with your submissions, even if it’s just once each week.

Article marketing is a slow process of link building but it’s one way of building natural links to your site that the search engines love. They will reward you handsomely for your efforts by pulling you up the ranks in time, if you remain patient, consistent and keep writing quality articles.

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Mixing javascript with php

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After working on a big project.

I learned how to work with different langauges (mysql, javascript, and PHP).

First of all javascript can’t call mysql, but you can do some nifty tricks with php and javascript.

Samples bellow:

<script language=javascript>
var jsvar;

jsvar = <?php echo $phpvar;?>


<script language=javascript>

<?php ?>



<?php if(isset($books)): ?>
<script type=”text/javascript”>

showAlways: true,
allowMonthSelect: true,
allowYearSelect: true,
prevArrow: ”,
nextArrow: ”,
selectableDateRange: [
{ from: new Date(),
<?php foreach($books as $book): ?>
$checks_in = date(‘Y, n, d’, strtotime(‘-1 month’, strtotime(‘-1 day’, strtotime($book->check_in))));
$checks_out = date(‘Y, n, d’, strtotime(‘-1 month’, strtotime(‘+1 day’, strtotime($book->check_out))));
to: new Date(<?php echo $checks_in; ?>) },
{ from: new Date(<?php echo $checks_out; ?>),
<?php endforeach; ?>
to: new Date(2055, 8, 24) },
<?php endif; ?>

Official Philly Swain Rap Artist Website Now Live

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After several weeks of learning how to custom build a word press theme website (due to request).

Philly Swain website and now up and running. It was a pleasure working with his team.

Lots of videos and music with great featured artist’s like T-Pain and more.

Check him out at


Slick 2d makes my java learning fun!

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After dabbling with some more java I got into gaming to motivate my learning experience. On my journey I discovered a library that make game development faster called Slick 2d. With this library I do not need to reinvent the wheel in terms of coding sound classes, video vector complicated stuff, along with particle effects and sprite handling. With slick 2d I was able to just focus on programming and create things much faster making my java experience more pleasant. Bellow are some mini games I created. Feel free to check them out.

Trying to learn JAVA but don’t know how to start?

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If your trying to learn Java and don’t know where to start, I’d recommend taking my route.  Bellow are the steps I took to jump into Basic Java.

First Learn Swing. With swing you can actually see your coding by jumping in to Java’s GUI. In the video Below Lazie B. gets right to the point when using JAVA’s GUI.

Second create something fun (Tennis Game)!minitennis

Encouragement for Future Programmers

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I stumbled upon a cool video from Eli the computer guy and it gave me some encouragement and tips for applying for a programming job and I thought I share it with anyone reading my blog.

So if you’re discourage about getting a programming job I highly recommend watching this video.

Major Progress

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I got to say working on projects is really the key to programming.

After writing so much procedural coding I decided to take it
to the other level and work on object oriented programming.

I got to admit my programming has gotten 90% cleaner and easier to understand, not to mention once I write code in functions it can be shared throughout my other projects.

As soon as I learn the in’s and outs of OOP things will get more efficiently from now on.

At the same time I’ve been learning Java and playing around with swing for GUI. It’s all about taking those baby steps.procedural-many-changes

The Future of Computers

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First, computers the size of a room, then computers the size of a box, and now computers the size of a chip! Introducing “CHIP”.  You are now able to run a computer with VGA audio output, 512mb of ram, wife and bluetooth, and 4gb of storage all for 9$.

Read more about it here.chip

Deprecated mysql, mysqli warnings

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It’s been a while that I worked with databases, but I recently picked up a new project that is heavily database driving (mysql, php) and it turns out that some mysql commands will later be depreciated in the newer versions of PHP.

I am now in the  journey to learn mysqli commands, which is very similar to the old ones, but I’m getting deprecated warnings messages left to right until I get familiar to the new ways of mysqli.

Bellow are some pros and cons:


  1. MySQLi’s interface is similar to the older MySQL interface. This versatility in using both object-oriented and procedural formats makes it easier for users of the older system to make the change to the improved one, as well as facilitating use for people that are completely new to the system. Using the old system, the user would enter a function looking like this: mysql_connect(), using the new system, this old code can be updated simply by changing the function to this: mysqli_connect().
  2. MySQLi has good support and maintenance, making the transition to and use of the new system safe and secure.
  3. The user has the ability to utilize new features available in the newest versions of MySQL servers. This is one of the biggest advantages of MySQLi. Other platforms are unable to take full advantage of MySQL’s newest capabilities.
  4. The installation process with MySQLi not only easy, but is automatic when the PHP5 MySQL package is installed in Windows or Linux.
  5. MySQLi performs (slightly) faster than its competition. With non-prepared statements, the system performs  ~2.5% faster, and ~6.5% faster with prepared ones. This is only a slight advantage and may only matter to certain users.


  1. MySQLi only works with MySQL databases, whereas PDO is flexible and able to work with multiple database systems, including IBM, Oracle and MySQL. If you have to switch databases, MySQLi is not the best option.
  2. MySQLi is not as portable as PDO.
  3. Binding parameters with MySQLi is not as easy or flexible as with PDO. MySQLi uses a numbered binding system and doesn’t support named parameters like PDO does

Like any software updates and improvements, there are bound to be bugs to be worked out in future versions as well as adherents to the older versions or alternates. Choosing MySQLi over PDO or the MySQL Extension depends on the user’s situation and preferences. While some options are objectively better than others, what it boils down to are the preferences of the user. MySQLi is a secure and versatile option to interacting with the classic MySQL database management system and in fact earns the little “i” at the end of its name.

source:  learn more about mysql vs mysqli.

Time to get started

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Been a while. But It’s time to get back in the game! What better way to start by continuing an an old project of mine called “teach or tutor”

Check out the site here: teach or tutor

About Teach or Tutor represents an investment in the future. It also marks a changing atmosphere in which intelligence and skills can be rewarded financially and taught and learned from anywhere in the world. Whether you need to know how to make a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich or build a rocket engine, there are people who will “teach or tutor” you here.
You can literally now learn things that would otherwise cost you tens of thousands of dollars worth of education or you could get that special cookie recipe that will be the reason you’re fiance marries you and your kids and grandkids call you the cookie lady. Either way the options are endless, there are even kids getting paid to teach people how to play games, download movies and burn dvd’s. It’s basically an information smorgasbord. The ebay of skills,