I actually “accidentally” found a way to boost clickthrough rates and affiliate sales on any piece of content you have, particularly content that promotes a product directly. Read More
Relying on search engines, whether paid or organic, for your income can be risky business. As the cliches go, the rules are always changing, you can get “slapped” at any time, and you can see even a large, long built up income drop to nothing overnight. It’s also a necessary evil for many online business [...]
Again, it’s not really with joy that I write this post. I feel like this is all I’ve been talking about lately, but at the same time, I can’t bear to NOT write this. I can’t bear to NOT let you know. I went out to the World Internet Summit in London yesterday, an IM [...]
It’s true. My fight is over. They got me too. It was crafty, it was cunning, there was nothing I could do, and they made it seem like my fault. After where I left you on the last post, here’s what happened, in short: 1. The guy wrote back to me as though he finally [...]
I always love hearing more about the personal lives of the people who’s opinions I care about. Not presuming that you care about my opinion or anything But I want to know what drives them, how they came to be where they are, how they go about their day, and more. So I thought I’d [...]
This post is about a little truth that every day becomes more real and more important in my life. My hope is that when you understand it, it will do the same for you. Many of you will have started 2010 much like you started 2009 and 2008… thinking about what you can do to [...]
These are things from my own research or from my own site’s data. These are 5 things that are making sites rank (or STILL making sites rank) right now… as of today… all Google madness considered. This is how affiliates can still make money from free traffic today. Read More
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Here are three new resources I’ve been using… 2 plugins and one website that will help you rank higher post Penguin, and convert more of your visitors to buyers. Read More
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So, in case anyone wasn’t clear about it… this is it.
For your average blogger/small business owner, THIS is what a natural link profile looks like. This is the link profile of someone who’s done everything Google ever asks people do to: Focus on great content and “user experience”.
Not only that, but this is a link profile that is solid and that is what Google states they want, right now in this month of 2012.
Ready for it? Read More
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Abstract: I’ve wondered about the ongoing strength of exact match domains in the search engines for some time. It’s clear that they still improve the speed at which particularly a new site can rank for a given keyword. Though I seem to see ever so slightly fewer of them ranking as I research niches.
We also know that – more than ever since Penguin and Panda – “root domain authority” has had it’s weight jacked up in the algorithm. This is why we saw so many lenses and hubs and blogs rising to the service after Penguin.
These two ranking factors can be in opposition, and for those trying to rank in the engines, it’s important for us to know which is easier to rank for. If you find a great new product to promote, or a great new keyword to hit… what do you do? EMD it? Or find an old aged, indexed domain with a tonne of links to attack that keyword with? Read More
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This post is based on an important truths about search engine traffic:
Truth: When you enter a market (begin to target a set of keywords) for the first time you don’t know really anything about it.
You don’t know what keywords have traffic.
Yeah, Adwords Keyword Tool gave you some numbers, but in case after case, those numbers prove to be nothing more than symbolic. When you actually get into the market and start SEO, you inevitably find that some keywords that apparently had “28 global searches a month” or whatever, actually bring hundreds of visitors (happened to me just this week) and keywords that have “20 000 searches a month” don’t bring near as many. Read More
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