Archives for April 2006

Good Karma, Bad Phone

So I got a last minute invite to be on GoodKarma with Greg Nialand (GoodROI) and Todd (Stuntdubl) today and we were talking about clickstreams. Everything was going well until my phone battery died. GoodKarma Clickstream Podcast (MP3 format)

Google Current and Google Zeitgeist

So there I was cruising over to Google Zeitgeist hoping to find some data on local searches and I’m still upset that Zeitgeist doesn’t have an RSS feed (Hey Matt Cutts if hook you up with some Red Bull’s in Vegas can you make that happen for code jam 2006?) and I stumble across Google Current. Think Kurt Loder of … [Continue reading Google Current and Google Zeitgeist]

So Want to be an SEO via SEO Rockstars

If you’ve ever wondered about what you should think about when you’re ready to start taking on some SEO clients and diversify outside of the affiliate playgrounds then your should check out so you want to be an SEO podcast (that’s an mp3 file for some of you), oilman and webguerilla do a kick ass job of covering the what … [Continue reading So Want to be an SEO via SEO Rockstars]

Tips for Controlling the Top 10

While this strategy is never going to work for anything that’s even moderately competitive it can usually help you score the majority of the top 10 serps for your company name, your clients company name, or the CEO/CFO/COO’s name. 1. companydomain.com 2. profile.companydomain.com 3. Googlebase 4. Google page creator 5. companyname.blogspot.com 6. companyname.wordpress.com 7. squidoo.com/companyname/ 8. companyname.newsvine.com 9. spaces.msn.com/companyname/ 10. … [Continue reading Tips for Controlling the Top 10]

Malcom Gladwell, Mavens, Connectors, and Digg

So I’m finishing up Malcom Gladwell’s Tipping Point before my trip to Pubcon next week where’s he’s the keynote speaker. Now if you are serious about real marketing (not the push button kind) this book is required reading, you really get an understanding about how viral marketing works. Which leads me to one of the biggest viral marketing tools that … [Continue reading Malcom Gladwell, Mavens, Connectors, and Digg]

Google Adwords Broken or Price Gouging

So I’m creating a new campaign with 40 or so keyword phrases, I submit them and I check and 38 of them are disabled with an “inactive for search increase quality or bid” message telling me I have to up my bid to $5 or $10 dollars. First of all how do they know if my ad sucks or not? … [Continue reading Google Adwords Broken or Price Gouging]

Adsense Arbitrage: Automation and Button Pushing

As we saw in part II AdSense Arbitrage: Keyword Selection, finding the right set of circumstances where AdSense Arbitrage is going to work requires a bit of work. You’ve got to get a large enough set of related keywords, get some prices, and then compare and look for the right opportunity. If you read Rae’s blog then you might remember … [Continue reading Adsense Arbitrage: Automation and Button Pushing]

AdSense Arbitrage: Keyword Selection

In part I AdSense Arbitrage: Tips, Tricks & Secrets we went over the basics of how AdSense arbitrage works. In this part we’re going to roll up our sleeves and look at some actual keywords and see if we can find some areas where we might like to try some arbitrage.

AdSense Arbitrage: Tips, Tricks and Secrets

If you frequent any of the AdSense forums chances are you’ve come across the phrase ‘AdSense Arbitrage‘, while it’s been around for a while a lot of people don’t understand what it is, or how it works. While I’m not a big player in the arbitrage model I’ve been doing it profitably for a few months, so I can explain … [Continue reading AdSense Arbitrage: Tips, Tricks and Secrets]