If It Were Easy Everyone Would Be Doing It
I was surfing the internet today and I came across a blog about a WordPress plugin called WP Robot. I was like cool! Let me check it out! I am always looking for a new gadget that will make my site better! So I am reading the blog and I suddenly realized OMG another scam! This one basically goes like this. If you buy this plugin and install it on any WP website it will automatically add money making content to your site. You will never have to do anything accept promote the website, if you want to. Really? What a bunch of BS. If I could pay a couple of hundred dollars to get free content that ranks, then I would jump on it right? I mean who wouldn t? Needless to say if it were that easy everyone would do it. Why would Google take used content and rank it just because it is now on your site? The answer is they will not! The true secret to internet success is simply…
Create Email List By Driving Traffic Your Newsletter Signup Page In my last blog post How To Create Email List For Your Dynamic Email Marketing Campaign Part I we talked about how to use opt in forms on your sidebar and on the page itself. What if you created a separate landing page specifically designed to capture newsletter signups? You could design the page much like you would an affiliate signup page. You would talk about the benefits of signing up for the newsletter and then give them an opt in signup form to join your newsletter. Think about it! A lot of marketers spend a lot of time and effort driving traffic to affiliate signup pages with little or no results. What if instead of driving traffic to an affiliate opp, you drove traffic to your own separate newsletter signup opt in page? I am not saying that you forgo the idea of monetizing your website, but you could make some marketing adjustments that would ultimately create and drive more traffic to your website f
Create Email List By Asking You spend many hours a week creating your blog. Maybe not actually writing the blog posts. You do, however, spend hours researching keywords, topics and concepts way before you ever start typing. You are a blogging professional so you take pride in the content that you put out. You want people to receive value based on the quality of content that you are providing. So why should you be shy about simply asking people for the opportunity to stay in touch with them? The answer is you shouldn t. The first rule of sales is to ask for the sale. Same is true in dating. No guy will ever get the girl if he doesn t ask her out. The first rule of sales is to ask for the sale. Same is true in dating. Click To Tweet – Powered By CoSchedule When Do You Ask? Every successful blogger knows that you have to have a call to action. Your relationship with your readers should be give and take. In truth every relationship requires give and take doesn t it? So you give to yo
Bulk Email Marketing Is Dead! Long may it rest in peace. Never never to be unearthed again. If you are still holding on to it, please just let it go. It s dead Jim. With all the sophisticated spam filters that free email services and paid email services are using today about 95% of all spam mail winds up in a spam filter folder never to be seen by the human eye. Bulk email is a waste of money and time. It is unwanted, unloved and it pisses people off! Targeted and Solicited Email Marketing Is NOT! People still enjoy the convenience of receiving the information they want directly to their doorstep. They like that they do not have to search for the information. They look forward to the next time they see something that they value in their inbox. The lust for more and better information has not subsided. People want to be in the know. There are more media outlets than there have ever been before. There are people that have entire YouTube channels devoted to delivering the News from
Don t Make Newbie SEO Mistakes Ok, so you are all fired up! You have a shiny new website and a shiny new affiliate program and you re going to make a million dollars tomorrow! So the first thing you do is make your website one huge endless stream of affiliate links. Nobody is going to miss what you re selling! Got it. Have you considered, however, that maybe you are killing your hopes of anyone ever seeing your shiny new website? Search Engines Don t Like Links On Every Page If you have an affiliate site that you are promoting then consider creating a landing page on your own website. Have all your links point to your new landing page that is on your website. That way you can create a sales page that imparts your personality and style. It continues the good flavor that you have created in your blog. It also makes people more comfortable clicking on a link that leads to a page on your website. Let s face it, there are too many bad people trying to scam people by pointing them to link
SEO or Search Engine Optimization Some say that the new algorithms that search engines are using makes SEO obsolete. The truth is, SEO was never meant to be some kind of trickery to bring traffic to your website. SEO is just simply a way to make your site more search friendly. Good SEO or white hat SEO focuses on making sure that all the ingredients that search engines are looking for are present on your page in the right format. Ultimately, if you don t have any worthwhile content nobody will engage, respect or come back to your website. All the SEO tricks that once were really didn t serve anyone anyway. So the presentation that I am giving you here is not about tricks. It is simply about making your WordPress website the best it can be.