OK, there I said it. Penguin Poop!
Hands wringing, head shaking, coffee guzzling, alcohol drinking, all symptoms of the internet marketer that has been pooped on by the penguin. If you own more than a few websites that are trying to sell some kind of giddy gadget or other, then you know what I mean.
Let’s get out of the damn zoo Google. Panda was bad enough but this bird that don’t fly has literally put thousands of IM’rs practically out of business. Through the years I have tried just about every type of linking method that you could shake a chicken at. Some worked, some did not, most of them were struck down in Panda.
Thankfully since Panda I have been concentrating on “contextual links” and am thanking my lucky stars that I did. I had some crappy sites that were affected by the Penguin but not many. My Adsense numbers have dropped by half but crazy as it sounds some of my obscure niches have more than doubled in affiliate sales. No complaints. So how do I get other website owners to link to me?
Well it ain’t easy, so I take things into my own hands. One good method is to guest post on other quality sites in your niche. I prefer to add just one keyword link in the article body content instead of a resource box at the bottom of the article. That is if the owner will let me. You want it to appear as natural as can be. Cathy Stucker who I have written about here before offers a great clearinghouse for publishers that are looking for guest posts, and authors that have articles for you to publish.
I also do not keep jamming the same keyword over and over. By varying the keyword to several that you would be happy to be known for, along with some raw url links and even some that just say ‘Click Here‘ or ‘Read More‘ will make it look like they are natural links and that they are not automated. I’m also doing more deep linking to article titles and not just the domain url.
Is it a lot of work? You betcha!
Does it cost a lot to get one of those contextual links, well yes and no. If you purchase good 600 word articles they will cost from 6 to 10 bucks, or write them yourself which will only cost you about fifty bucks of your time. I would never use spun content.
So you have to look at the ROI. Is it worth it to you to pay a few bucks per quality link? I believe it is because these links stick! They get indexed. They count favorably towards you quality score (if there actually is such a thing) in the Google algorithm.
One other good place to get some quality links that stick are in fiverr. Search for gigs that mention ‘contextual’. I can not recommend anyone in particular, but check their rating. There are some of these fiverr sellers that take their job seriously and will do a great job for you. Considering that they only get a measly four bucks out of the deal, it is a great bargain for you.
So let us know how the penguin treated you and if you have any awesome suggestions to help your site get quality backlinks, we are all eyes, and ears.
All together now, let’s poop on the penguin!
- Adjusting Your SEO Strategies During Panda & Penguin (searchengineland.com)
- Google Panda SEO and Traffic (linkmoney.org)
- How to Really Find .EDU and .GOV Backlinks (linkmoney.org)
Nowadays, when the unemployment level in the US is stubbornly hovering around the close-to-double-digit rate and when the government is unable to boost the job creation within the economy, most people are looking for ways to ditch their corporate cubicles. No one is fully satisfied with what they make in a month and this is the reason why they look for ways to augment their monthly revenue. Affiliate programs can be a lucrative way of increasing your revenue and the key to maximizing your online audience is engaging them in your website. There are various websites that offer make money affiliate marketing tips but if you still don’t have enough knowledge on the tricks and some basic commandments, here’s help for you. Check out the basic commandments of affiliate marketing.
Ensure transparency: Remember that your readers will always expect transparency and honesty from your end and the more you can prove to be honest and trustworthy, the happier they will feel in contributing to your earnings. So, you should always speak about your affiliations and if they feel that you’re trying to hide the affiliations, they can be savvy enough to ignore your link and go directly to the merchant’s website in order to avoid giving you the reference credit.
Identify your audience: The most lucrative way of using the affiliate programs is to anticipate and understand the needs of your readers and evaluating the reason why they’re visiting your website. Ask yourself whether or not you’re offering what they’re looking for. Ensure that your affiliate products offer a worthy solution to the problems of the audience. Also try your best to offer something unique to the visitors.
Prove yourself to be trustworthy: Nowadays you won’t find any readers who aren’t savvy with the affiliate links. Whenever they see an affiliate link, they recognize it and if they find out that you promote a product that you personally don’t support or believe in, they’ll instantly leave your website and never come back to you. Remember that the repeat visitors are the ones who drive the traffic. They’re the ones who can provide you with back links and spread the word about your website and so you need to build a genuine relationship based on the content.
Write unique and timeless articles for the website: Your old content is always valuable to your website until it’s not on the front page. You should take advantage of all your chances to provide timeless and unique content that is absolutely relevant to the theme of your website. Don’t let visitors spoil their attitude towards your website by making them read older content with outdated information. Keep updating your website so that the visitors may get something new each time they come to visit.
The affiliate marketing industry is a fast moving one and if you want to go ahead, you have to stay on top of the trends that are ruling the industry. Follow the above mentioned make money affiliate marketing tips and set profits rolling.
This is a guest post by my friend Jenny.
Please leave comments below.
Its All About Backlinks
I’ve had enough. There is not one single more “BEST money making idea in the universe that I need.
When you receive between 400 and 600 emails a day and 90% of them are automated email responders that you have opted into at the time of purchase of a WSO or some such fantastic offer that you can not refuse, it is time to regroup.
Mixed in with all the bull crap offers, most of which I never read and just tick them for mass delete, I might miss something really important from someone I care greatly about. Oh sure, there are a few marketers that I admire and trust and their emails will be welcome as always. Jon, Eric, Jack, Jeremy, Mark, and maybe a handful more will be read with great interest as always. The rest of you can go suck putty balls.
If I get one more offer for retiring on the billions of dollars that I will make by publishing shit on the Kindle, I think my head will explode! Jason is a carnival barker that giggles all the time he is fast talking his way through a webinar. I refused to buy anything from him about a year ago.
The problem is that these guys network themselves into a cartel of shit spreaders so if you unsubscribe from one list the same band of thieves slide their crap under the door or, over the transom under the guise of your new best friend. I’ve had it. Enough!
Take a look at the dozens of most recent offers that you have received lately and see if you can instantly understand what the product is that they are selling. If you are not able to instantly know what the product is, then guess what? YOU are the product!
OK, so sour grapes you say. Well maybe so. I am sure that it has something to do with the fact that I have never felt confident enough to use an autoresponder. I do not understand them. I own some, am still paying on an AWEBER account every month that I never was able to get working. One of these idiot companies talks to you in monkey speak.
Every guru circle, webinar, conference, email responder, etc. that I have ever responded to that had asked what else would I like to know? I would always answer with “I need help in how to operate an email responder EXACTLY”. Never, not one of them, ever responded with any semblance of an answer to my request with any kind of help.
So here is what I do with internet marketing. I write. I publish hundreds of websites, all, each and every one of them with totally excellent content. I then throw myself to the search engines and tell them how great my content is, and hope that over time I will get enough traffic that someone will actually want to buy some of my offers.
It is not exactly easy. But I do make a living at it and my unusual niches actually surprise me sometimes. Adsense dribbles in from time to time, which is a bonus, but do not ever count on Google helping you to make hundreds of thousands of dollars with Adsense. Ain’t gonna happen. Once they see you making some semblance of serious money, they slide you down in ranking.
Write good stuff. Build backlinks, hundreds, thousands, millions of backlinks. I never met a backlink I didn’t like. Use social media, fiverr, the Warrior Forum, and then build some more backlinks. Wait seven years like I have and then you will start to make some money. Oh and those hundreds of thousands of backlinks that you built to your money sites five or six years ago, well they are gone. Start all over again. Internet Marketing is all about BACKLINKS. I don’t give a crap what anyone tells you. No links equals no money.
Have a nice day…
- How To Optimize Your Website Like The Experts (sossol.com)
- How To Run A Successful Internet Marketing Campaign (bill-dollar.com)
- Increase Your Traffic (linkmoney.org)
Make Money With Kindle Publishing
Between now and the end of this year 2011 the HOTTEST topic about how to make money online will be: “How to Publish on the Kindle”! Why is that you say? Well because it so damned profitable to the publishers, to Amazon, and mostly to the gurus that sell the information product seminars and subscription programs on “How to Publish on the Kindle”.
Does that make sense to you? Sure you want to make money with creating your own eBooks and publishing them on the Kindle, as well as many other types of eReaders, tablets and phones. But have you seen the prices that these gurus are getting for their subscription programs?
You will pay from $500 to a thousand bucks to sign up for the so called best of the best, and each and every one of these gurus believes that they are the only one that qualify for that statement.
You have options of course. You could just log into the Amazon publishing program and get your own free account, start writing and uploading your own books that you author, and wait for the sales to come in. Or… If you are like me, you can look for the least expensive way to publish on the Kindle.
There are millions of Kindles out there and millions more to be sold every year from now on. eReaders of all types will be the season gifts of choice for all of the holiday giving festivities. Once you publish for the Kindle it will be an easy step to just make your media available for all of the platforms.
Something about the lowest cost method that always appeals to my thrifty upbringing. So what is the lowest cost method to learn from someone who has been there and done that? You purchase an eBook about how to write an eBook that you can sell on Kindle Publishing.
Here is the one we recommend most highly:
Obviously it is an affiliate offer and your purchase from the link provided here will put my five kids through college. Well maybe not all five of them, but you get the idea.
So save your thousands of dollars investment for now, and for the mere cost of a downloaded product that you can get right HERE you will know all you need to know to get started. Then once you start to see some sales and a few dollars rolling in you may then decide to invest in one of the expert Kindle publishing programs that are out there. They certainly are worth their price if you follow all of the instructions and take action, but this low cost way is the best to see if this if for you.
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- Is the Amazon Kindle the best ereader on the market? (thediamondringreview.com)
- Order Your Money Making Books and Products Here (linkmoney.org)
- Need a WordPress Coach? (linkmoney.org)
Google Panda SEO and Traffic
The relationship between SEO and Traffic is something that has always been assumed, but there is little hard evidence that one will lead to the other. What has been documented is without proper SEO, your website traffic does not generally flow your way.
This is one of the constants in the cyber world, most of what is known is assumed. The Google monster is the best example of this. They have made it a habit to be very vague on just what they do and how they list websites in their SERP’s. This is done on purpose so it will always be a challenge by website owners to guess just what will help them rise to the top.
With the stated overall goal of improving the enjoyment of the average surfer by Google, most website owners are concentrating on only posting quality articles. This content has to be keyword rich without being stuffed so the appropriate listing on the SERP’s is obtained. By only posting high quality content for the viewership to see, a site will be rewarded with a good ranking on the SERP’s for the appropriate keywords.
Google Panda SEO
That is the theory, but with Panda being introduced sometime ago, many website owners feel mistakes by Google were made. There has been a slow but continuous progress for many of the websites that were unjustly punished for unknown reasons. What is apparent is that the greater number of high quality links you have to your site, the better your results will be in the SERP’s most of the time. Again there have been no official studies confirming this.
There are many different web consultants that claim they have a fool proof plan that will get any site listed higher. What is the truth is that there are plans that work to SEO a site that will work in some instances part of the time. There is no one path to success other than for being consistent and determined over a long period of time.
By placing high quality content on your site that has the keywords placed in the optimum position, you stand the greatest chance of achieving a higher SERP’s standing as compared to your competitor. You will also need to link your site to multiple high traffic sites so the accumulated effect will be passed on to your site.
Knowing how to connect SEO and Traffic is and probably always will be a guessing game. You can do your part by always having quality content on your site and do not attempt to do any shortcuts that could jeopardize what you have already done. This is the best way to increase your traffic.
Latest on Google Panda SEO and Traffic
As this article goes to print we notice that another recent Panda update has just occurred. You now doubt will see the resulting affects on some of your niche marketing sites. Those of you that have highly relevant content, on topic in your niche will not be apt to be hurt. That is, unless you do not update your content on a continual basis.
What Google wants their users to find is the latest news about whatever your subject is. They also want to see relevant websites linked to from your article. Why? Because they want YOU to provide excellent resources (as well as sources) of your content.
SEOMoz tells it like it is: Google’s “Freshness” Update
So post wisely, post on topic, post often, cite brand new or news type items, and link out to other authority sites even if it is to your competition. You will get your reward in Google Heaven which will show you the relevance to SEO and traffic.
Internet Marketer Clock
Found the perfect Internet Marketer Clock.
What I had in mind was one of those old time newspaper editor’s office wall clocks that showed four large round dial analog clock faces on the wall with the names of four cities below.
My needs were few, it just had to allow me to select four cities in four different time zones, for instance in my case, New York, London, a city in India and a city in Philippine Islands. I have VA’s working in India which has a half hour different time zone than the rest of the world and then I have several VA’s in PI.
Your needs might require only four cites in the four U.S time zones, but in either case I have finally found the perfect Internet Marketer Clock, and best of all it is FREE!
I always trust CNET downloads, so I searched there for a clock that displays four time zones and found “QLOCK”. As stated it is a free download and free use clock that you install and then drag each of the four panels to a space on your desktop that is vacant, (yeah, I know), but in my case I use two video monitors that share a very wide desktop, so I dragged them over to the far right hand side screen, near the top, and it is excellent.
Take care when you install it because one of the panels in the install is prechecked to load some bloat ware on your machine, but all you have to do is uncheck it.
Once installed you can select whatever city you need to display and it will automatically calculate the the correct time to display. All of the displayed times come from your internal computer clock so make sure that the settings are all correct on it. I just synchronized my internal clock with time.nist.gov and we are good to go.
There are other features that you will want to play with, like alarm settings, colors and more.
Thanks a lot to the developers of QLOCK, just what I wanted.
Give it a try. I think you will like this free Internet Marketer Clock.
Please leave a comment or stumble, tweet or Digg. Thanks.
- U.K. may consider time-zone switch (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Time Zones Of The World (mademan.com)
- Search All Craigslist cities at once (linkmoney.org)
The path to increasing your traffic is a simple formula. All you need is great content in a desired niche, high quality links that expose your site to the surfers of the web and be providing a product or information that is in demand. Each of these must be working together for the maximum positive effect to occur.
Increasing Your Traffic with Great Content
The great content is about one of the easiest components in this formula to acquire. For most webmasters, this is accomplished by hiring a content or article writer to provide the accurate and compelling content so the visitors to your site react the way the webmasters prefer them to. This can be by inspiring an impulse purchase, joining a membership site or just informing the public on the topic of interest to your visitors.
The choice of your niche is very important. For many webmasters, they attempt to pick a hot topic that is popular but they will also have a great deal of competition. This does work, just as long as you establish yourself as an expert on the topic. If you are constantly jumping around on the focus point of the website, then your SERP’s will suffer along with your following.
By establishing your website on a topic or niche over an extended period of time, the search engines will reward you with higher rankings in the SERP’s. This is just one of the many factors the search engines look at when comparing websites. Another is the loading time which has significantly hurt many sites that have placed an extensive flash presentation on the home page.
When deciding if your flash presentation is worth having on your home page, take into consideration what your visitors will be thinking. As a website owner, you only have 1 to 3 seconds to intrigue your visitors into exploring your site. No matter how impressive your flash presentation is. If it is not instantaneous, most visitors will automatically move on without ever knowing what your website is all about.
Increasing your traffic with backlinks
The linking of most sites is now being outsourced to third world virtual assistants. This is done because of their low cost to do this tedious work. The establishing of links can be done with software, but not for the better and higher quality links. As an example of how many links are necessary to obtain a high ranking is the Yahoo site. They have nearly 1.5 million links to their site and only rank #3 in America. Google is number 1 with over 3.2 million links.
This website at LinkMoney.org regularly reviews and reports on various link building tools and services. When we do this you may be assured that we have purchased the product and tested it ourselves and would only recommend something that is proven to work well. When it comes to serious backlinks, the ones that have the highest value imho, you will do well to find other authority blogs in your niche and establish a relationship with the owner.
Increasing your traffic with guest posts
You can get the blog owners attention by commenting on their blog posts, linking to them from your various sites, and then offering to write a guest post. Guest posts, on topic, in your niche, will provide very high quality backlinks to your site.
For you to be constantly increasing your traffic for your website, it will take work along with wise decisions in many different aspects of your website. To be a success on the internet, persistence, great content and backlinks is the key to increasing your traffic.
Make Money Blogging:
Sure you worry about your income and wonder if you can really make money blogging. Well follow some of these important tips and you will discover that the answer is “YES”! The thought of owning your very own business and working out of the comfort of your own home is one that can be highly appealing to many people. Home-based business owners know, however, that this type of business can often come with its own set of challenges and considerations,
Seek out a mentor. A mentor is someone who has been where you are. A mentor can lend a kind ear or give you business advice. There are many organizations full of experienced people who would like to help people just starting out; all you have to do is ask.
Use affiliates to market your product. Look for a good program such as clickbank or mals-e.com. Trade affiliate links with other home business owners and help each other grow your business traffic. Join an affiliate program such as Commission Junction or LinkShare, and see if you can promote products that complement yours, so you can increase your revenue without adding any inventory or other work for yourself.
Whenever you make any money be sure to put aside a portion of that to pay your taxes at the end of the year. You will have to pay between 15 and 20 percent of your income back in taxes so it is easier to put it away during the year instead of scrambling for it around tax time.
Make sure you respond to any customer inquiries in a timely manner. Keep track of your messages to make sure every question gets answered. This will show customers you care about your business and they will come back to do business with you for their future purchases or business needs.
Receive consult from a tax professional who is experienced in dealing with your type and size of business. There are several different tax requirements for different businesses, and there could very well be special statuses and credits given for your type of business – so a consult with a professional is always a good idea.
Make Money Blogging by Giving the Customers What They Want
When establishing a home business, one important rule of thumb to remember is to develop a customer centric business plan. Building and maintaining business success requires a commitment to the customer which remains unwavering. By understanding your customer’s desires and needs, you will be able to establish a loyal customer base.
If you feel yourself getting stressed in your home business, take a breather. Sometimes when you work from home, it is easy to forget to take breaks. It’s more than likely your business on the line after all. But if something stressful is occurring, take the time to relax for 10-15 minutes. You’ll come back to the problem with a clearer head and be more productive in solving it.
Hire people to help you. You might imagine that because you’re a home business, you have to do everything on your own and that’s not so. There are number of places that you can find competent, inexpensive help for whatever you need done. Letting other people handle some things frees you up to focus on what you truly enjoy.
If you are running a home business, one of the most important things to consider are the distractions that may be present in your home. By identifying the things that may cause you to become distracted, you can then create solutions to alleviate the issues and thus, become more productive.
More on How to Make Money Blogging
One of the best ways to ensure that your home business makes as much money as possible is to effectively market your business and products on the internet. Marketing your business by writing articles, blogging, participating in discussion forums and sending out e-mails will help to increase the number of people that are aware of your business and this, in turn, will lead to big profits.
Whether you are just now considering starting your own home business, or already have a home-based business, we hope the information and suggestions presented in this article have been helpful to you. Successful business owners know that knowledge and careful consideration are key when it comes to business success. UPDATE: One new lucrative opportunity to make money online is to work for collection agencies. These companies regularly look to outsource their jobs. If you need help with collections, a good number to remember is: 866-826-4101
Leave comments or ask questions below about how to make money blogging.
.EDU and .GOV backlinks are the best
Most marketers agree that if you can find .EDU and .GOV backlinks, you will have the best chance of success.
Between the Warrior Forum and fiverr you will be able to create about 80% of all the SEO you will need to get your site ranked. For the past three months my own results have been awesome on the money sites that I want to keep going up to the top in serps.
fiverr for .EDU and .GOV Backlinks
With fiverr I just search for the type of links or promotions I want to do and then select to sort by rating. This brings up the most popular gigs and the members with the best positive results. It is good to use a mixture of various types of links, like directories, forum profiles, blog comments, and plenty of others that you will locate on fiverr.
Warrior Forum for .EDU and .GOV Backlinks
You will find many of the same types of things on the Warrior Special Offers (WSO) where you can purchase all types of the same kinds of links in various mixtures. I’m here to tell you that these DO WORK! After Panda I had lost almost ALL income from my Adsense and affiliate advertising websites and for a while considered getting the hell out of this business. Our professional blogging service at 3rd Party Blog dot com, kept me interested enough to keep going and all of our clients were still pleased with their results so I kept going.
Guess what? I re-evaluated my mish-mash of internet marketing websites and let a few go that had never performed much at all, and concentrated on the ones that used to make bacon. With just starting up a new promotion campaign for all of the good sites, they all came back! Panda is not death. You CAN recover!
One of the VERY best methods of achieving an important authority position from the search engines is to have .edu and even .gov backlinks if you know how.
Which brings us to the most important part of this blog post. How would you like to drive free high-PR .EDU back links, free of charge? This idea is often touted by one WSO or another, I know because I have purchased almost all of them. LOL !
But FINALLY I did find one that works and have now discovered dozens of easy methods to locate and to post those high valued anchor text links from .edu and even some .gov websites.
My serps have been climbing weekly and I now have my money sites all on page one and several in the top three of search returns. It is really cool to be away from my computer during the day and come home to see several affiliate purchases and almost daily increases in Adsense. Talk about your warm and fuzzies.
So I want you to go and have a look at my recommendation for a WSO that has been created by my new best friends and I am sure you will agree that this small investment in your online business will benefit greatly and you will likely cover the cost of the WSO in just one day, or one sale. When you take action on these really easy methods of finding .edu and .gov backlinks it really does not get any easier.
.EDU and .GOV Backlinks Rule
The link provided HERE: is an affiliate link and I will make a commission when you purchase this WSO.
Those of you that know me know that I would not recommend anything that I have not purchased myself, tested and proven that it works as advertised.
This one is at the top of my list of favorites.
Oh, by the way, as with the 80/20 rule, the other 20% of SEO methods that you will eventually need is in regards to Guest Posting, but that is another story for another blog post.
You need them all folks, but this method with .edu and .gov links is right up at the top of the heap for high quality backlinks.
Be careful with your links. If you use link wheels or anything that is even close to black hat or grey hat SEO.
Read the latest news on this Google slap story.
Anybody with a serious interest in the practice of search engine optimization knows by now that there are proper (white hat) and improper (black hat) ways to optimize …
Publish Date: 02/14/2011 12:00
- J.C. Penny gets busted juicing its Google results (tech.fortune.cnn.com)
- Is SearchDex A Scapegoat? (smallbusinessmavericks.com)
- J.C. Penny’s paid link blow-up: do you know what your SEO is doing? (econsultancy.com)
So by all means if you do not want a Google slap used white hat SEO.
Here is a great video that shows how to use Google Webmaster Tools and if you follow these instructions you will not get in trouble.
Do you ever get to a point in WordPress that there is something that you would like to know and can not figure it out yourself? If you have, then this post will solve your problem
Back in August I purchased a Warrior Special Offer (WSO) from the WarriorForum.com for “WordPress Coaching”. It has expired now but the coach certainly has not.
The person in the teachers chair was Karen Blundell and this series of screenshare sessions was worth ten times the amount of money I paid at the time. For one on one coaching, or mentoring, from a first rate php programmer you can expect to pay from $250 to $500 per hour and this was a fraction of that for four one hour sessions.
Now I know how to use WordPress. Have been doing it for about four years now. Still there were a lot of things that I did not know and wanted to learn about. This was the perfect opportunity. Karen did have a structured series of instruction and then patiently answered all of my dumb questions. Or as a speaker once told the crowd, “There is no such thing as a dumb question… Although those are the easiest ones to answer.”
It is amazing the number of issues you can have with WordPress and due to its simplicity of operation you sort of just get by as is most of the time. However when you have an expert in attendance the answers will be displayed right before your very eyes. That is a beautiful thing.
I meant to tell you all about this last summer but due to life getting in my way as always, it was slightly delayed. The reason I am telling you now is that yesterday I was having trouble figuring out how to do a modification to a header image and decided to take Karen up on her generous offer at the end of the WSO instruction course, which was “Feel free to ask me a question any time if you are having trouble.”
I was, I did, and she answered immediately with the “How to do it”. By the way her teaching level is explained in very easy to understand terms.
So dear readers please consider contacting Karen Blundell if you are in need of WordPress counseling.
She is brilliant!
PS: Even if her coaching program is not available do hire her to fix whatever it is that is broken. She can do it.
Well if you read all the way through this post you will find out. Let me just say that when I see mindmaps and a teacher’s name that has a bachelors and two masters degrees after his name I know I am out of my league.
This post is about a Warrior Forum, Warrior Special Offer (WSO), that I laid my money down on a couple of weeks ago. The title of the WSO course is Juggernaut SEO which sort of intrigued me as a juggeranut is an unstoppable force, so just had to know more.
Unstoppable is the perfect word to describe this man, John S. Rhodes. Before this WSO I had never heard of him, better yet I am sure he never had heard of me, but I am here to tell you that I will never forget him and I have only been exposed to two of his classes to date.
Here’s the deal. These classes, each one of them could almost be described as a full college course, or at least a two day seminar. You better pee before you log in. Have your caffeine within your reach and get your pen and note pad in hand.
Once this guy starts there are no breaks and each single class has been about five hours each. If you ask me I would prefer to have twenty 1 hour classes because for me, who is a prime example of AADHD (and what IM’r isn’t?) I have to force myself to stay with him.
Sounds like an easy task but here is what happens. John will mention a topic or make a point and your mind races instantly to something you just did or something you have been planning to check in to and you want to scoot off page to go and make some magic happen from your fingertips.
Better not leave though, because the next best tip is in the following sentence. Holy cow, this man knows his stuff! Just as you are thinking, yeah, yeah, I know all that, he will hit you with a zinger that takes you right back to the Holy cow!
So far after 10 hours of instruction he is just about starting to get around to SEO. The first classes have been about getting your head screwed on right. You are going to learn things like, what makes people buy, how you should be hitting hot buttons with your offers, feeding their inner child, (and yours) and crap that you never ever knew related to SEO, but has absolutely EVERYTHING to do with SEO.
You are in this game for the money right? Well sticking up a website with some Adsense or an affiliate product on it will not make you rich. You MUST learn about the things that John teaches. Then you will start to “Get It.”
The world truly is your oyster. If you can not suffer through five hours at a sitting, no worries, each class is recorded fully in video, audio, and pdf, so you will have these gems to use forever.
I am sure that I could find an affiliate link somewhere but I am not going to use one. I urge ALL of my readers to take John’s Internet Marketing Juggenaut SEO course. Your life will be changed forever. By joining a little late you will not miss a thing because you will still get the complete program.
Oh, and he really does not flaunt the masters degrees, but I picked them off of one of his early sections “About me”. He is as down to earth as they come and you will benefit greatly with this course. Not sure what the price is right now, but it doesn’t matter this is one of those courses that REALLY IS worth thousands of dollars, not just some marketing BS.
On an unrelated topic, but one that I want my readers to know about, The University Kid, aka TUK, has a great blog in the mmo or IM field or as he calls it, How to Make Money at Home, and he is requesting guest posts for consideration to be published on his site.
Guest posts have some of the highest authority in the eyes of the search engines because they are considered peer blogs and you get to use your keyword anchor text as a link. It doesn’t get any better than that.
A string of recent grizzly murders have been occurring in Angeles City, Philippine Islands.
Some of the victims were Filipino and some were Americans, a Brit and a Canadian. Seems the murderer had something against ex-pats that retired to the Philippines.
Angeles City is near where the former U.S Clark Field airbase was located, and many American retirees live there.
The suspect was traced by police through his profile and photos on Facebook.
Mark Dizon is a 28 year old computer geek and gun nut. Many photos of him are on the internet including some that show a silencer equipped 9 mm semi-auto pistol.
Read the full story on the AP wire services.
This just in from my friend Douglas who has been sleeping with one eye open.
Just like location, you just can’t beat good content. The Google Meisters will tell you that if you have good content, that others will link to you. Well, maybe. But there is no doubt about it, if you have good content and it is interesting and helpful to the reader, then Google will shower you with blessings and you just might wiggle upward in the search results.
So if you have one or two blogs about something that really interests you, and that you have quite a bit of good knowledge to share, then the writing should come easy to you. You either have it or you don’t. If you can sit down and whip out an article real fast, say in five or ten minutes, and then give yourself a couple of minutes to go back and proof and correct your typos, then you are a really good writer. Congratulations.
Now what if you are a niche marketer that publishes dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of websites humping products and services of all kinds, sort of like someone I know real well. Then the writing becomes a little difficult at times.
So I am going to unleash three of my secret weapons for great content, of which you will thank me for profusely. There is just no way that I can write dozens of articles a day, well not with all the other things I have to do. So I am going to give you a recommendation from the bottom of my heart.
I employ many writers with varying degrees of proficiency and cost. The very best one that I use and who has been writing for me going on three years now is Douglas at American Article Writer dot com.
Douglas is a retired American chemist that lives in the Philippine Islands permanently and with the cost of living as low as it is there the price that he is able to offer will amaze you. In a way I hate to share this secret weapon, but he deserves some good publicity and I know you will be delighted with his work. He can write on virtually any subject.
The second resource that I use for great content is my friend Rosie who offers awesome Private Label Rights (PLR) content articles that you can rewrite slightly and use for your niche marketing websites or for parallel blogs that provide backlinks.
This type of content has been used by others previously and even though Google does not ‘punish’ you for using duplicate content, they also do not bother to give you any ranking points if the article has been published before. So it is really easy to just reword some of the synonyms, change some sentences around, keep the same meaning and insert your keywords of choice to use as filler articles on your many blogs.
So as a get acquainted special Rosie will give you an absolutely free 12 pack of PLR articles on the Weight Loss niche. Even if you do not have a weight loss blog you should download the free weight loss article pack and see the types of articles that she can provide for you.
Thirdly for great content articles we recommend that you hire a full time virtual assistant. Check out the site at VirtualAssistant-Jobs.com and see the types of writers and content providers that you can find in the Philippines.
So no whining from now on about Blog SEO. You have no excuses for not having great content, content, content.
- Make Maximum Money Blogging
- Content is King: Utilizing Content to Create Income (dpservices.net)
- Content Articles on GuestWriters.org (guestwriters.org)
Your site is running slow and this is a problem. You probably all know that one of the metrics in the latest Google iteration of search engine rankings, is how long does it take for your website or blog to open and be fully functional?
If your site is running slow, well then there is the possibility that the Big G will just go on to the next site and you get butkas for a speed load rating. This is not a good thing.
Many good sites around that will tell you how to tweak your site, speed up your image and media loads and many other ways to improve site loading.
We recommend using hubspot’s free tool at: http://websitegrader.com/ to test your site and even compare it against the competition and to receive a free report offering ways to improve your site.
What I want to tell you about is something that I have been experimenting with and am absolutely positive that it works, is free, takes no time and anyone can do it.
If you have niche sites that seem to be set up correctly, but for whatever reason, they only get say 10 or fewer visits per day, you will no doubt be scratching your head as to how to get them to load faster so that they will have a better serps value.
It’s a Catch 22 isn’t it?
Well in some cases the problem is your hosting company and I have tested it many times and proven that this method works. I suspect that if your site gets only a few visits per day, then the hosting company looks down their nose at you and they park your domain on an old piece of crap server that is slower than molasses in January.
I can just see it now, they keep a few old 286 or 386 XT computers over in the corner for idiots like us , who dare to try to enter into the SEO / SEM business. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but guaranteed this is going on at some level.
Here is what I do to overcome this problem. I set my browser start page to the slow running site. Now you will see this very obvious slow loading happening for a day or two or three, but soon you will notice that it is starting to open a little faster.
I believe that the hosting companies monitor this traffic and server load constantly and either manually or automatically move domains around on various servers dependent upon the amount of traffic the site is receiving.
Now I run four computers here most all the time. My main machine is a Windows box, have two laptops running Windows, and an old desktop running linux. Most all of them have two or three different browsers, like firefox, IE and Chrome. See where I am going here?
Set each browser to startup on a different one of your slower websites and soon you will be seeing much faster loads and hopefully improved attention from you know who.
Another benefit is that apparently Alexa does not keep track of IP addresses because over a week or two you will start to see your Alexa numbers drop. This is a good thing!
Go ahead, give it a try, the price is right.