60% of average website’s traffic comes from search engines (Comscore). Recent search engines usage statistics gathered from Comscore, Pew Internet & American Life Project, and NetRatings signify the importance of search engine optimization for online websites:
- Of all Internet users under 30 years of age, 89% say they use a search engine.
- 76% of Internet users worldwide use search engines.
- There are 160 million Internet users in the U.S., and 75% of them use search engines.
- The average Internet user searches via a search engine 38 times per month.
- Of all Internet users worldwide, 56% use a search engine on any given day.
- There were 3.9 billion search engine queries performed by U.S. Internet users last month.
- 54% of search engine users only view one page of search engine results after performing a query.
- The average number of search results pages visited per search is currently 2.
- Of all search engine users under 30 years of age, 27% say they search several times daily.
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Many clients come to Ask2link.com to purchase text links ads because they could get targeted visitors to their websites and boost their organic search engine rankings. Our text links ads are priced at flat rate per month, so advertisers do not need to worry about running over their budget since there is no cost per click or cost per impression.
We have a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, America’s 500 largest e-retailers, online software companies, e-commerce websites, financial services companies, and online affiliate marketing sites. Many small businesses, including internet marketers, search engine optimization agencies or specialists, traffic buyers, and webmasters use Ask2link’s Text Links Advertising to increase targeted traffic to their websites – fast!
Case Study: Affiliate Marketing Website Gets Buyers From Search Engines With Quality Content And Strategic Text Links Ads
An advanced online affiliate marketing company with over 150 unique domains (websites) under management used Ask2link when they would like to promote their new website.
This affiliate marketing company earns commissions from promoting a wide variety of digital downloadable products. They build highly-optimized, high-quality content, content-rich landing pages for the products that they promote. Using a combination of PPC (pay-per-click) traffic and elaborate SEO plan, they get one million visitors daily to their network of websites.
When they launch a new website, they use Ask2link to boost the number of inbound links to their content-rich landing pages to ensure they get quality traffic fast, from search engine results page (SERP). They initially spent 100% on their online acquisition through PPC. After purchasing a number of high-quality text links ads with targeted anchor text, they notice that they receive 5-10% of their traffic from search engine (Google predominantly) within one month. In the next three months, they see many long tail-keywords traffic comes from search engines and now they receive about 25% of the traffic from search engine. With optimized landing page, they are able to monetize the traffic that they receive and receive CPA (Cost-per-action) revenue from the digital products seller that they promote. In addition, they found that they received a lot of new customers from people clicking on the text ads on the publishers’ websites. Since they do not need to worry about CPC costs, they benefit greatly from the clicks on the text links ads and also the boost in organic search engine rankings.
Case Study: Financial Software Company Gets New Customers From Search Engines
Financial software company in New York City provides online FX (Foreign Exchange) Trading service. This established financial software company has been in business for over seven years. They realized that they did not receive a lot of organic traffic from search engines and they have spent almost 100% on their online marketing budget for customer acquisition in Google Adwords or Yahoo! Search Marketing. In the past three years, CPC costs have risen over 30% annually for their industry and the price increase forced the Marketing Department to think of other more cost-effective ways to get qualified leads online. They hired an SEO Agency that did search engine optimization consulting by focusing on the on-page factors and off-page factors.
The SEO Agency found that the website was already optimized with friendly URLs, quality content, navigation, H1 and title tags. What was missing in the SEO big picture is the number of backlinks that the website had. The SEO Agency recommended an action plan of building high quality inbound links from financial-focused websites.
When they search for inventories in Ask2link, they found a number of a high quality inbound links from niche blogs that focuses on stock trading and FX trading. They purchased a number of links to their website with targeted anchor text. Within two months, they noted that they see an upward trend in their organic traffic referred from search engines. What’s normally 5-7% now has become 10-15%. They continue to invest in building back links over time to their website. The great fact that they found with the organic traffic is that these users convert better to become paying customer, compared to other traditional marketing techniques.
Case Study: Technology Consulting Company Gets More Leads From Organic Search Engines Traffic
This technology consulting company is Google Adwords Qualified Professional and Yahoo Search Marketing Ambassador that specializes in online marketing. They have managed many SEO projects, Cost-Per-Click, Link Building, custom landing pages, and other online marketing campaigns and have clients from all over the world. They receive about ten thousands visitors per month. First they tried out Ask2link to see the quality of links that they would get. Ever since then, they have used Ask2link to execute elaborate and methodical link building campaigns for their largest clients. From their web analytics tool (Omniture Site Catalyst, Coremetrics Online Analytics, Google Analytics) , they have seen dramatic increase in organic search engine traffic for their clients (from 5-10% to 20-25%) over the period of three months.
Case Study: Online E-commerce Website Gets More Sales From Organic Search Engines Traffic
This online e-commerce website sells furnitures online. Their products include bedding sets, Italian leather sofas, designer European contemporary sofas. Since three years ago, they have continually invested in SEO and they receive healthy traffic from search engines. This e-commerce website rank in the Top 10 for a number of keywords/products that they sell online. With Ask2link, they could continue their sustainable link building campaign by investing a portion of their marketing budget. After one month of ordering a number of text links ads to their website with targeted anchor text, they saw an increase in their organic traffic, specifically for long-tail keywords; they now have more long-tail keywords driving organic traffic to their website. On top of that, they also get highly qualified visitors who clicks on the text links ads. And with Ask2link Text Links Ads, they don’t have to worry about CPC costs.
Top 500 Websites Uses Text Links To Boost Their Rankings
From our internal and proprietary research, we found that almost 80% of the Top 1000 most-trafficked sites buy one way text links directly or indirectly (through an SEO Agency) to boost their organic search engine rankings. All the links displayed in this example are actual screen shots taken from the websites and are purchased text links ads. One can discern and see that these are purchased text links ads by looking at the placement of the links and the anchor text of the links, and by analyzing the other links in the list; note that all the links in the HTML block point to commercial websites. All these companies rank on top of Google Search Results for their targeted keywords.
Company: CNBC, leading financial news website on the Internet
Anchor: “stock market news”
Result: CNBC ranks #1 in Google Search Result for “stock market news”
Company: Stubhub , online event tickets broker that sells $500 million in tickets
Anchor text: “theater tickets”
Result: StubHub.com ranks #1 in Google Search Result for “theater tickets”
The General Insurance Company, a leading car insurance company
Anchor text: “car insurance”
Result: TheGeneral ranks #5 in Google Search Result for “car insurance”
Note: The following is an interesting case study in itself - it looks that all three competing companies (1800 Flowers, FTD, and ProFlowers) bought links on this publisher’s website with anchor text “flowers”. As the Google Search result for “flower” shows, they all are in the top three.
Company: 1800Flowers.com, top online retailer for flowers.
Anchor text: “flowers”
Result: ranks #1 in Google Search Result for “flowers”
Company: ProFlowers.com, top online retailer for flowers.
Anchor text: “flowers”
Result: ranks #2 in Google Search Result for “flowers”
Company: FTD.com, top online retailer for flowers.
Anchor text: “flowers”
Result: ranks #3 in Google Search Result for “flowers”