incredible post and just what i needed! i’m actually kinda new to blogging (my first year coming around) and so far my expertise has been in copy writing/seo copy writing. however link building has become tedious for me. your talk about influencing influencers makes perfect sense, but i find it difficult for my niche. my blog site is made as “gift ideas” and holiday shoppers complete with social networks. i get shares and such from my target audience, but i find that my “influencers” (i.e etsy, red box, vat19, etc.) don’t allow dofollow links and usually can’t find suitable sources. I guess my trouble is just prospecting in general.
PPC is the revolution created by the internet. You need only pay for visitors that click through to your site. This makes a great way of generating leads, due to the accountability factor. You create your campaign, target your visitors with keywords, and budget yourself by bidding on keywords. There is a wide range of campaigns spread out over a diversity of companies: smartyads, findwhat, kanoodle, epilot, enhance, looksmart, and ended up narrowing our focus to one or two well-known campaigns. The industry has few sources that have consistently brought us well-targeted traffic, i.e., Google, & Yahoo or Bing.
Your articles are very straightforward and to the point, packed with great content like a pizza :). I have a question if it’s a little to invasive feel free not to answer. I’ve noticed your blog compared to almost hundreds I have seen, you don’t have a long and detailed sales page like many others. You simply have a tools page. Back tot the question sorry lol. Is your main way of deriving income based on affiliates? The reason I ask because I have started a tennis blog and was wondering if I can rely solely on affiliate income or will I have to look into other opportunities.
It works like any other promotion. For example, if you pay Google to promote you, people are using Google to find something they will get your domain in some sense like a little add one some part of their screen. Now among those you have the ones who are paid per click that might a good choice for you. But I personally prefer buying traffic in a bulk.
#6 Go on podcasts! In 13 years of SEO and digital marketing, I’ve never had as much bang for the buck. You go on for 20 minutes, get access to a new audience and great natural links on high dwell time sites (hosts do all the work!). Thanks for including this tip Brian, I still don’t think the SEO community has caught on to the benefits of podcast guesting campaigns for SEO and more…it’s changed my business for sure.
So there is the Traffic Booster, which I have been using for about 1,5 years now with three of my shops and its a pretty cool app. You can basically choose pretty specifically what kind of traffic you want (age, gender, location etc.) and its a scale-able app so I think I started out back then paying something like 30$ and I decided to increase my investment over time because I kept getting a pretty constant stream of very good traffic.
Every engine has a slightly different process for site submission, and it pays to follow their guidelines. For example, there's a fee to list your site in the directory at Yahoo!, but Google doesn't charge for their submission process. Here's a tip: If you submit your site exactly as they ask, you stand a better chance of getting a good listing on the first page of search results.
As you’ll notice, the most popular parts of these hotspots are bright yellow or orange. If the nav bar links or search field are blue (a much cooler, more subdued color), then there’s something about your site people are not finding useful, or they don’t trust. If embedded links in content are blue, that means visitor aren’t clicked. Why? It could be that visitors are getting the information they want right away and then leaving.