Repeat Business: There’s More of You to Love

Are you familiar with the following concept?  It is much easier and more cost effective to sell to existing customers than it is to acquirer a new one.  Which one would you rather have?  Sell 50 items to 5 people or 50 items to 50 people.  When you are designing and tweaking your marketing campaigns, be sure to include your … [Continue reading Repeat Business: There’s More of You to Love]

7 Tips To Make Training Your Web Team Merry

Training is easily perceived as a chore by inhouse web teams, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 7 easily-implemented tips to make training fun and get your staff’s buy-in.

Why Old School Real Estate Brands are Losing to New Web 2.0 Innovators

The following is a Guest Post from Joe Hall. The internet is changing the real estate industry on a daily basis. And, not surprisingly, it’s the Web 2.0 innovators that are leading the revolution. Of course this isn’t the first time that new media gurus have redefined an industry. However, this time around old school brands are being left in … [Continue reading Why Old School Real Estate Brands are Losing to New Web 2.0 Innovators]

How Do You Measure ‘IT’?

I’ve been doing SEO for a few years, with specific focus on social media and ways businesses can find their audience, their prospects and make money out of utilizing social media to generate leads. What I am still troubled to see, maybe because I live and breathe this industry, is that social media still seems a place where businesses fail.

Badges & Widgets Can Take Your Rankings to the Top!

SEOmoz has mentioned it before in their link building videos that badges and widgets are a great way to get links, but can they really help you get to the top for very competitive terms?  I believe so and have some proof to demonstrate it.  Most badges I have seen are some type of image that is hyperlinked to the … [Continue reading Badges & Widgets Can Take Your Rankings to the Top!]

10 Commandments of Affiliate Web Design

This is a guest post by Gab Goldenberg, author of the advanced SEO book. Get a free chapter on link building here and check out his book affiliate program – the site boasts a 5.5% conversion rate to sale! Affiliate web design is not only unique because it’s purpose is to generate conversions – in contrast to providing an outlet … [Continue reading 10 Commandments of Affiliate Web Design]

No More Link Begging: 4 Engagement Methods for Content-Based Link Building

Link begging is the practice of identifying link prospects, usually through competitor backlink analysis, and then contacting each one of those sites and begging for a link. Link begging typically ignores the original context of the link, as well as the probable motivation of the linker. Not only that, it’s potentially destructive to an organization’s industry relationships and the link … [Continue reading No More Link Begging: 4 Engagement Methods for Content-Based Link Building]

Five Search Queries to Find Sponsorship Link Opportunities

And regardless of the fact that they are paid, Google doesn’t seem to mind them so long as they are on-topic and coming from a reputable website. As the title suggests, this “link buy” comes in the form of sponsoring an event or website. The trick is to find sponsorship opportunities that are in your corner of the web (read: on-topic).

SEO Haters: Misconceptions and Misinformation

The following is a Guest Post from Melanie Nathan. There is a harsh wind blowing through our industry. We all feel it. and if we don’t, perhaps we’ve got our heads in the sand. The truth is SEOs are, for the most part, loathed. As a transparent and somewhat public SEO I personally receive at least one piece of hate … [Continue reading SEO Haters: Misconceptions and Misinformation]

Your Facebook Fan Page – 5 Ways to Make the Most of It

If your business targets consumers, do you already have a Facebook fan page?  If not, why?  With more than 350 million active Facebook users, it is time to embrace social media and let it help grow your business.  Not only is Facebook a great place to expose yourself to thousands of new customers, but Google is now using content from … [Continue reading Your Facebook Fan Page – 5 Ways to Make the Most of It]

Google FINALLY Admits That GWO Could F*** Up Your Rankings

Google’s official line on their Google Website Optimizer (GWO) A/B testing tool was that using it would not make your site trip a cloaking filter (since essentially A/B or MVT testing shows different versions of the same page to different people). They claimed it was SEO-safe in other words. BULL****.

Singing In The Rain

or “How To Be Creative In 4 Steps” Ever pay attention to the affiliate network ads that pervade the blogs-on-blogging-and-marketing blogosphere? If you have, then you know that they’re all interchangeable. Every network promises you “better payouts and unique offers.”

Outrank Your Competition By Taking One More Step

I love competition. I compete against just about anyone, at just about anything. For the last few years, competitive webmastering has been my focus. I like to start a site in a small to medium sized niche, and outrank everyone. There are two niches that I hold the top 5 spots for, and it’s exciting. Let me give you a … [Continue reading Outrank Your Competition By Taking One More Step]

Foreign Languages As A Competitive Differentiator

A common issue online marketers have is coming up with unique differentiators. SEOs have this problem – it takes virtually no effort for an intermediate or advanced SEO to understand a competitors’ main link acquisition strategies in an hour or less. That allows new entrants into the field to easily duplicate your hard, pioneering efforts. Affiliates have this problem – there … [Continue reading Foreign Languages As A Competitive Differentiator]

An Introductory Guide to SEO for Real Estate Websites

3 Steps to Better Rankings and More Traffic It’s no secret that when it comes to SEO, a lot of real estate websites are in bad shape. If you are a broker or a service provider, there’s a great deal of potential in your online presence. For the vast majority of people – 90% according to a survey conducted by … [Continue reading An Introductory Guide to SEO for Real Estate Websites]

Outsourcing Content Creation Vs. Hiring in House

One of the first considerations for a web site owner is how to get the content you need at fair prices. Most serious web site developers have little to no time to create the most important aspect of a web site – the content. Outsourcing content creation to a company has many advantages. However, hiring in house writers can give … [Continue reading Outsourcing Content Creation Vs. Hiring in House]

The Corrupted Screenwriter

The following is a guest post by a friend of mine, he’s a screen writer by trade and not an internet marketer. But I have exposed him to enough of the SEO world that it’s made a difference … mg So I was at a Hollywood party tonight.  A good buddy of mine is finally tucking his tail between his … [Continue reading The Corrupted Screenwriter]

Blogher, Pro-Woman or Anti-Man?

The following is a Guest Post from Brandy Eddings. Last school year while at recess my daughter approached a group of boys playing kickball. She asked if she could join, the boy holding the ball told her “only boys can play”. My daughter’s response was “then why are they letting you play” she grabbed the ball and ran onto the … [Continue reading Blogher, Pro-Woman or Anti-Man?]

The 18 Most Potent Things I Learned Writing An Ebook

My book on advanced SEO is finally done. The book’s printed and the PDF is ready. Last week I entered the preorder copies into the shipping fulfillment system . But it’s been an incredibly long slog … if memory serves, I started on this project sometime around fall 2009. October? So it’s now almost 2 full years later! Learn from … [Continue reading The 18 Most Potent Things I Learned Writing An Ebook]

Are You in Violation of Google’s Double Serving Policy? You Just Might Be!

The following is a Guest Post from Amber Benedict. A client of mine emailed me in a panic, saying two of their affiliate PPC sites have been “tagged” by Google Adwords for violation of the Google double serving policy. “Tagged” meaning that Google is planning to take down my clients’ paid ads for violation of the policy.  The Google double … [Continue reading Are You in Violation of Google’s Double Serving Policy? You Just Might Be!]