Archive for October, 2008

October 31st, 2008

CS1.4 – PPC Case Study Part 4 – Advice, Tips and Campaign Structure

First off ladies and gents, don’t take me wrong by my blunt and slightly brutal tone on some of the topics. My only intentions are to motivate you and to have an impact on your success. To be completely honest, I haven’t been receiving as many questions as I expected that I’d get. Most places charge a lot of money for what I am showing you how to do. Just surprised more of you aren’t taking advantage of it.

By the way, I wasn’t directly speaking to anyone in particular when I mentioned talked about people just asking ‘newb questions’. I was saying in general, there is so much information on the internet that is free, you shouldn’t have to spend much money on learning materials and the basic questions have answered provided all over. Trust me, there isn’t a completely 100% fail proof guide that holds your hand through each step of the process until you’ve built a profitable business. If there were, you wouldn’t learn anything at all because someone else did it for you. So take my advice and make a change in your life and your family’s.

Next video will be posted next Monday afternoon/evening.

Have a great weekend!

October 30th, 2008

Contest Time … This is information on the contest only.

Okay everyone.  I am just going to give you information so you can begin preparing for the contest.  The official start date is November 1st and will last till the last day of November.

1. Top Referal to the CT blog.

  • Here is your link!  http://cashtactics.net/ct-FORUMNAME
  • Replace FORUMNAME with your actual forum name.  DO NOT ADD SPACES!
  • Place this link in forum signatures, blog comments, your personal website, just get people clicking.
  • If I notice one day you have 1000 hits overnight I will track where you are sending people from and if it is from these traffic generating sites you will be banned from the contest.  Sorry Caleb! :P
  • 1st and 2nd top referrers will receive a prize.
  • $125 for first place, $75 for second place.
  • JOIN THE FORUM
  • EDIT: I checked the stats this morning. To see if anyone had it set up correctly. There were 47 clicks to the original ct-FORUMNAME and several to ct-aMagz. What you actually need to do is replace the words FORUMNAME with your forum name… So for me I would do http://www.cashtactics.net/ct-Kris You might have something like http://www.cashtactics.net/ct-gangster101 :P You get the point. If you have questions please post them here so I can address this asap.

2. Top Quality Commentor

  • $100 for the person that makes the most quality comments.  I mean real comments to posts not just fillers.  Even if you just say “This is one of the best articles I have seen” and then ask a question you are good.  Just don’t say something like “Great Post” 100 times…. That wont count.

3. Top Forum Participator

  • $100 for the person that asks good questions or that answers with quality answers.  Something other than “Can someone help me make money online?” or “Great thread!” Post something of quality.
  • Join the forum!

4. Best Blog post that refers to the CashTactics blog and this contest!

  • Flip Mino
  • This will be judged by quality.  Even if you have a blog with no subscribers and no visitors as long as you post something of quality.  Andrew and I will decide who we think had the best overall post.
  • Be original!

GRAND FREAKIN PRIZE

5. Top Convert2Media Publisher!

  • xBox360 and iPhone!
  • Be the top publisher under my name in Convert2Media
  • Join Convert2Media today to sign up!
  • If you are already signed up but not under me you will need to sign up again to qualify.

Remember this contest begins November 1st. All stats will be reset at 1am November 1st so that everyone gets a clean start!

Good luck!

October 27th, 2008

CS1.3 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 3 – Landing Pages and Tracking

Landing Page Resources

PPC-Coach – Has an awesome landing page generator tool.

GetAFreelancer

Elance

99Designs

FREE CashTactics Landing Page Template

FREE Landing Page Template from ZacJohnson.com

Key things to remember:

1. Above the fold design.

2. Always split-test landing pages. Start with two different designs, find the best performing one and then make a new variation off of the best performing of the original two.

3. Learn basic HTML for your own sake. Even if you don’t plan to design landing pages, it will come in handy.

Keyword Tracking Tools

Google Pixel – Make sure you know how to use it.

Yahoo Pixel – Make sure you know how to use it.

Tracking202 – Completely FREE Tracking Software – Hosted Version

Prosper202 – Completely FREE Tracking Software – Self-Hosted Version

PPC-Coach – Also has an excellent tracking software that is included with the forum, keyword tools and FREE Coaching Video Tutorials.

Hosting Company

#1 Recommended Hosting – HostGator

With all of this information that I’ve been providing to you, if you can’t get a campaign profitable and start building on online business it will be your own fault. Whether from laziness or just excuses. Get off your butts and start somewhere. Remember… JUST DO IT!

October 26th, 2008

An Interview with Andrew Who?

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Andrew Wee. Andrew runs the blog Who is Andrew Wee. The interview was about 30 minutes long.  We had talked about getting into the subject of PPC before the interview began but we ended up going off on SEO and some basic SEO strategies for link backs and directories.

It’s a pretty good interview if you ask me and if you are in the SEO mood I suggest listening to it at Andrew’s blog. It’s full of some great tips and my personal opinions on back linking and other aspects of SEO.  So, go check it out and tell me what you think!

http://www.whoisandrewwee.com

October 24th, 2008

CS1.2 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 2 – Keyword Research

Keyword Research Tools

KeywordSpy

Wordze

Google Keyword Tool

Keyword Discovery

GTrends for Wordtracker

Another thing that I forgot to mention are the tools located inside of PPC-Coach. There are a handful of excellent keyword tools, like the keyword expander tool and more. Not to mention there is a landing page generator that is priceless. I’ll talk more about that next week. I’m sure that this keyword research video will generate some questions. I apologize for this video being a little more chopped up than the last. I had a rough night and haven’t been feeling too well today. The main points I wanted to stress when doing keyword research on a small budget are :

1. Focus on targeted, mid-level volume keywords. Some short-tails are fine but make sure you do just as much research on finding negative keywords (keywords that you know are not related to the offer) before you launch your campaign.

2. Bidding on a wide range of related keywords both in and out of this direct niche will work but it usually requires a bigger budget. The approach I am showing here is to focus on the keywords related to this specific niche, get those profitable and expand your testing from there. However, I do recommend bidding on some initial related niche keywords as well, that way you do have some width to your campaign.

3. Change your thinking to that of someone who would be searching for a product. If you were about to buy a digital camera and you already had one in mind, you’d search for: ‘canon sdxxxx review’, ‘canon sdxxxx coupons’, ‘canon sdxxxx price’, etc. You would not search for ‘canon sdxxxx photo paper’ or ‘canon warranties”. Think like a consumer who is in the buying mode, what would you search for? That’s what they will search for.

If I haven’t gone indepth enough or you still have questions, please visit the CashTactics Forum to post your questions.

October 23rd, 2008

PR6 backlink from Apple.com

Okay so after my post on my favorite WordPress plugins I have received several emails on developing an iPhone application for blogs and submitting the app to apple. So I am briefly going to explain how this works.

The first thing you have to do is sign up as an Apple Developer. That’s a pretty painless process. You don’t have to sign up for one of the expensive memberships. Just sign up as a free member and you will be good to go.

Okay now your an “Apple Developer”. Here’s the funny thing… YOUR REALLY NOT HAHAHAHAHA… okay enough of that… If you have a wordpress plugin you can grab the plugin that I mentioned in the original post.  The plugin is called WPtouch iPhone. This plugin is FREE and best of all you don’t have to do anything but install it and activate it. WOOT easy peasy.

Okay once thats installed you basically just have to go in to your apple developer account and submit a new iPhone webapp. Now if you don’t have a webapp you can get one developed for you from an oDesk person.  You won’t need anything but a Web Designer and a simple CSS-HTML or PHP coder. Nothing too extensive.  There are specifications for an iPhone friendly website.

Anyways, you can see the CashTactics web app by visiting apple.com/webapps/news. Scroll down to about 14 or something. Not bad for a PR 6 link and 700+ extra visitors the first day up.  Seems to bring in an extra 150 visitors everyday which isn’t too shabby at all for one link.

Here’s the link to the actual app page on apple.

Any questions please post them here or in the Discussion Forum.

Yeah Shoemoney and John Chow ain’t got nothin’ on me! I’m an Apple Developer… HAHAHA

October 21st, 2008

1000 RSS Subscribers = $1,000 in Contest Prizes!

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to say Thank You! Thank You for sticking by and learning along with us here at CashTactics.  If you haven’t noticed we are over 1,000 RSS subscribers strong. So I wanted to give away $1,000 in prizes to say Thank You!

I originally planned to give away a MacBook.  But I noticed that Shoemoney jumped on that one first.  So to not look like I’m copying him I have broken the $1k up some so that multiple people can have a chance to win the prize!

Here is how the prizes will break down:

  • -$125 – Top person to refer people to the CT Blog
  • -$75 – Second Place person to refer people to the CT Blog
  • -$100 – Top “Quality” Commenter
  • -$100 – Top Participator in the Forum
  • -Flip Mino – Best blog post for CT regarding this contest AND why they like the CT blog!

THE GRAND PRIZE….

  • -xBox 360 AND iPhone – Top C2M Publisher signed up under me.

Plus Convert2Media will be donating additional prizes for the contest winners!

Thank you guys for being apart of the CT community!

If you want to get a head start you will need to sign up with Convert2Media under my affiliate link.  This will allow me to track your progress for the Grand Prize. I have spoken with Ruck the CEO of Convert2Media and he said that if anyone is signed up but not under me then they will need to submit a new application to qualify for the grand prize of the contest.

The contest will officially begin November 1st and last through November 30th. I will post more details as the date approaches!

THANKS GUYS!

October 20th, 2008

CS1.1 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 1

1. Affiliate Networks:

Convert2Media

Market Leverage

Hydra

2 & 3. Competition Research and Offer Selection:

Google Trends

Google Keywords Tool

Associated Content

Ezinearticles

If you have more questions about this video and the topics covered, please sign up to the forum and post a question in the ‘Case Studies’ area in the appropriate section – Visit Forum Here

Our sole purpose is to help each of you understand how to build a profitable PPC or other method of an internet business. It takes alot of our time and efforts to publish any content on this blog. I read a comment in one of my earlier posts, where someone suggested that I start a blog of my own. To be honest, I’m not sure if I want to. It’s not an easy thing to keep up and there is very little monetary return. It is proven that my business will grow faster and better by not blogging at all. Then why am I blogging on CashTactics? Because, blogs where my main source of information at one point in time. So I want to give back and do what I can to help. If you plan to join any networks or products that we recommend, we would greatly appreciate it if you joined through us. It helps us cover the expenses of the blog and forum, which isn’t cheap.

We do plan to produce more case studies and perhaps on a regular basis. By the way, if you want to kick start your marketing budget, sign up for the CashTactics RSS feed, you’ll be in for a big suprise! Don’t wait too late.

UPDATE:
So I obviously didn’t say the word ‘Acai’ just right. So I Googled it and provided a link so that we can all learn to say it properly :) Hear the word pronounced. Read the pronunciation.

If you’d like a full screen high quality version, visit the link just below the video.