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February 9th, 2009

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The Landing Page Tutorial will continue later this week.

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December 3rd, 2008

Backlinks Are B-E-A-UTIFUL!

Before I blog about this please remember that not all backlinks are created equally. Not all backlinks are good.  Not all backlinks are worth your time…ok… Remember that with proper SEO you can out do a site with 10,000 backlinks with a site that has 200 backlinks…

We all love backlinks.  No really we do.  I know I just got done telling you some stuff about backlinks up there in bold lettering… But still.  This is a great technique that you can use.  And I’m sure all of you can think of other uses for some of these tools I’m going to share with you.

This technique that I am going to show you will help you get some link juice from RSS feeds.  It is basically a technique where you take an RSS feed and send it out to several different RSS Aggregators.


  1. Jump over to RSS Mix <–click that….
  2. Add Several different RSS feeds to the list.
    • Your Blog RSS Feed
    • Your ezine article feed
    • Your Social Bookmark site feeds

    You can literally add anything to the RSS feed.  Videos, podcasts, articles, whatever you want!
    If you don’t have an RSS feed for your website then you need to head over to to create one from your existing content.These feeds should be in your niche and to YOUR sites.  Don’t gather feeds from someone elses content. That would defeat the purpose of getting YOURSELF backlinks.

  3. Click create.  This will generate a new RSS feed.  The new RSS feed is filled with the RSS feeds that you inserted.  It basically combined everything for you and put it into one easy to use feed :)
  4. Jump over to RSS Aggregators and submit your new pumped up RSS feed!
    Here is a list of sites you can use!

  5. Sit back, relax, and wait for the visitors to come in.


This isn’t something that you should repeat over and over again for a site.  Just hit it once and move on.

Happy link building :D

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!

August 13th, 2008

Sorry for the delay… A word on SEO

Sorry it has taken me a bit to get on here. I have a client that is having some major SEO issues. If you didn’t notice. Google went around a few days back and started hitting people hard. So I’ve been really working hard to help this client get his rankings back in the search engines.

I promise I haven’t forgotten about the landing page I said I would show you. I’ll get it up tomorrow evening. (It’s 11:00 pm right now).

Working with this client of mine really made me think about some SEO factors that I know about… But have been slacking on. When you are trying to optimize your site for a specific keyword you have to realize that there are other people online that are trying to do the same thing for their website… for the EXACT same keyword/phrase. If you leave a website site without working on it… You will have problems.

Take my client for example. He is using me for SEO Consultation. In other words I find out why his competition is ranked higher than him. I then let him know what I feel is the best action for him to take in order to dominate the keyword/phrase. My client did an excellent job of implementing my strategy for his website. However, that is all he did. He took my suggestions and then left the site alone. He did the bare minimum. So when time came, his competition had done more work. They found more link partners, they had a higher keyword to content ratio… They were just overall better than him.

This isn’t an uncommon thing. Often times we get #1 in Google for some keyword and we think all is well. We start to think “GREAT, I can move onto the next keyword” and we forget about all of the work we put into that first keyword. This is TERRIBLE!!!! Why work hard and then let it goto waste as your competition works even harder to out do you.

When you finally reach your goal in SEO don’t just stop. Continue improving. Continue finding links back. Continue adding content. Don’t just be a step ahead of your competition, be a mile ahead. That way when the great Google comes around… You have no worries. Your website is still number one because you are so much better then the competition.

Sorry thats my little rant for today.  I promise to be back on track tomorrow.

January 5th, 2008

My Idea Of Creating An Article Directory

While I was in Florida I had the opportunity to *peak* in on some things my partners and friends were doing on there own. While networking is great there, are tons of things we (as marketers) almost have to keep to ourselves. A perfect example would be that I will be assisting in some Adwords Campaigns with some of my partners however I would not dare to let them login into my accounts. Pure and simple, that’s a no-no.

I had the chance to see an awesome Article Directory by one of my partners. He has his directory being fueled by Article Marketer with automatic *drip in* articles that are added daily. The one thing I immediately noticed though is that the directory just like hundreds if not thousands of other directories out there are severely lacking the extra effort needed to becoming a power house such as Ezine Articles or SearchWarp. You probably can and will do well (I have no idea) with just a few generic directories if your wanting to yank in that Adsense income. Personally as I see Adsense only paying in pennies (ok sometimes more but woo-hoo) I would have to create a few directories that were updated consistently with Content. While this has been and generally is the idea, try utilizing what I am about to tell you and watch your results. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised.


You need to get a good script. There are many out there but I believe the most famous is the Article Dashboard Script. I personally do not like this script although the ad placement is pretty good. However, I am sick of seeing these float around the web so I can only imagine their are tons of them. Dare to be different and try getting something that is less used. If you got to spend money, then you got to spend money. If you can get a script that knocks your socks off and everyone else is being a cheap ass then chances are your script won’t be floating around as much. Then of course you can always go have your own made. Just get something different or a little bit more different than the norm.


This is really the big thing. Instead of focusing on general article directories (like most people do), start using your head and focusing more on niche specific article sites. There are quite a few categories in Article Marketer alone that you could target to get your site off the ground. If you focus on a general article directory then you have to fight against sites such as Ezine Articles, SearchWarp, Article City, Goarticles and the list goes on. Chances are with all of your online endeavors it will probably take at least a year to establish a corresponding prominence like them. However, a great idea would to purchase yourself a high pagerank domain if you could. Places such as Sitepoint or Digital Point are great places to spot a domain. However in doing so you will get a domain already named and that probably defeats the whole purpose of registering something catchy and easily remember. You should really focus on niche specific themed article sites though because there are a lot less of those than there are general directories.


SEO is probably why most people get into the Article Directory business in the first place. I know that is exactly the reason I am gearing up for both of my directories. I want to rely on SEO heavily to garner Search Engine Rankings so my incoming traffic runs on autopilot. However, those days are not anywhere near what they used to be. The power of *word-of-mouth* can be a beautiful thing. If you have never experienced it then you probably never created anything online worth talking about. (I apologize for that kick to the gnads). Ezine Articles and SearchWarp go above and beyond providing social interaction on their site. They rate authors and give out prizes sometimes when you reach a certain level. I know for a fact because I have to Ezine Article Mugs from two pen names. Now I am not saying to pour a whole bunch of money into such promotions because let’s face it…they most likely have staff members and we won’t. You should definitely provide something within your article directory that should serve as some type of incentive to encourage other authors. This will get authors telling their friends and talking about your directory in other forums.

The idea with SEO is to not just rely on the directory to funnel traffic to itself thru the SERP’s. You should also develop a traffic funnel around the directory just like you would with any other site. I think the common myth around the web is that if you have this huge article directory then your set for free Search Traffic and Adsense clicks. While I won’t deny that this *can* be true because I have seen it firsthand from other directory owners, you really have to decide if you want to be just another directory owner or not. If your content with auto dripping articles into your directory that are copied on hundreds of other sites, directories and blogs around the web then this next part is not for you.

Developing The Funnel

The cool idea about having a niche specific article directory is that you have something you can treat as your baby. If your building those Article Dashboard type directories that are fugly and unoriginal then it’s pretty hard to get a tingling feeling in your feet everytime you look at it. Making money with something you don’t even like is one of the hardest things to do and it’s horrible for your moral.

Now if you build something that you can look at each day and say “Damn, I rock” then your going to feel a whole lot better in making your directory better than everyone else’s. Even if you don’t want to be better than everyone else, at least people will look at it and take notice that you have put some effort into it.

Developing a traffic funnel around your directory is (IMO) the ultimate way to really dominate some Search Engine rankings AND get the word of mouth going about the features that are associated with your directory. Attaching a blog to a folder is a really great way to serve as a source of incoming links that can be anchor texted to your articles. The only bad thing here is that your helping author articles rank highly in search engines by this HOWEVER you can this to your advantage as well. Your directory will obviously get the traffic but you can even have it featured on your directory that you do this and this will let the authors know that this is added benefit to them. You can even take this a step further by having an auto blog that posts excerpts from your new articles and have a WordPress plugin (Such as ALinks I believe) that has anchor text internal links to certain article categories within your niche directory.

I say to put the blog in a folder because a folder serves as a good source of internal linking structure. If you were to put the blog on a subdomain then it would be looked upon as a root source and therefore an incoming link instead of an internal. All Search Engines are different and all SEO’s have their own opinions (and we could fight this all day) but that is the way I have built everything since I been online and never been disappointed.

Along with a blog, you could also develop a site or link directory. Preferably I think a site directory would be more beneficial and most likely entice authors to interact a little more. By having authors doing their website/blog promotions within their author resource link you could also have a feature on your directory letting authors know about your free site submissions to your niche directory. This can work wonders and as your network grows along and around your article site you will be providing a power packed source for Google and other engines to love.

Making Money

There are a lot of ways to make money with an article directory but it seems Contextual Ads such as Adsense are among the most popular. What ever you decide you should know that instead of just a skinny article directory you will now have a content packed blog and a site directory that will also garner traffic. Selling advertising space has never been my thing but looking at this model it seems that with some proper marketing you could probably make a pretty good amount just from selling space. Popular affiliate programs around the content work great as well, but you could even put some Pay Per Lead offers around the categories as well. Some mortgage offers pay around $50-$60 per lead and I have promoted dating offers that have paid over $5 per free profile. There are tons of ways to monetize but getting the traffic is the hardest part.

This is just a general overview of my idea I am incorporating to my upcoming article directories. There could be more things out there that I didn’t even touch on such as Built In Web2.0 Traffic. Utilizing sites such as Blogger, Weebly, Squidoo and your Social Network profiles are other great ways to get a lot of visitors fast to check out your masterpiece.

January 3rd, 2008

The Death Of SubDomains?

I have been pondering this thought for over a month now. I would like to point out right now that this is my own thinking and is not set in stone. Please do not take this as SEO advice. It has not happened yet, and may never happen. However, I feel I need to comment on this because there are just so many things that lead me to believe that this could in fact happen.

One of the greatest things I have ever done was saved money by making subdomains off a domain. However, as changes have occurred over the last year, I feel Google is looking to maybe change that up. Unfortunately for me, I could be talking out my ass and in fact be completely wrong. I sure hope so. As someone who practices SEO like it was a religion though, this is shit that flows thru this mind of mine everyday.

Over the last year, I have seen Google knock the snot out of MFA’s (made for adsense) sites and then turn around later and knock the piss out of direct links leading to Email and Zip submits. This has not only hurt some of my income but it also has slowed me down in expanding my income as well. Now, I have to create even more landing pages instead of trying to squeeze shit by the Internet Gods. However, the alternatives of breaking their TOS with cloaks has befallen me this year, and I made quite a bit of money. Utilizing redirects and offer framing has proved to be quite profitable as well.

Then again, another change comes upon us and Google tells me yet again that my landing pages are not good enough. Now I need to establish a branding awareness such as a contact, About, TOS, Privacy and Disclaimer page. I can still get by without this, but I am into optimizing my Search campaigns quality scores the best I can, so I comply. What I have now is not even a landing page. Now I have a landing site.

So even though I have complied I get hit yet again. Now Google wants to provide a great user experience on my site. Unfortunately for me when I am framing offers I either make money or get a high bounce rate. Them little devils over at Google see this, and try to not think otherwise. I have invested THOUSANDS of dollars this year alone just to believe this. So now I have to provide good content on my landing page/sites. WOW> So much work to advertise one little offer.

I got into the habit of buying generic domains and creating subdomains off them. For the last 6 months I did just fine. However as I look forward to the future I can only sit and ponder if the idea of running 100 subdomains on a generic domain will come to an end. With all the changes Google has done this year I wonder if my time is limited.

I am at the point now that the next things I see Google taking into account are:

  • How often content is updated
  • Pagerank
  • Quality and Frequency of Incoming links

So far I have built two sites this way. One of the best things I have done is create a WordPress site with a WordPress blog as well. I like to make the blog on a folder because instead of acting as separate root (subdomain) I have been looked at as giving a good internal linking structure.

Like I said, I don’t know if subdomains will undergo such a change, but with all the things that have changed this year, I would not put it past Google to do something like this. I am already gearing up for it. Although it costs more money in domains, it has made my last two Adwords campaigns run with Great Quality Scores without a hitch.

Another thing to factor in is the amount of spam and Blackhat SEO that goes on with Subdomains. If you think Google is not aware, then your sadly mistaken. If we also look at that Google has eliminated their supplemental results you can bet your ass that they are watching what pops up in their search pages a lot more closely. I would say more closely than ever now. With no supplemental index, their will be a time (for awhile) that Blackhatters will have their fun. However, judging from the changes over this past year, it looks like that complying now and abiding by the unspoken rules will prove to be the deciding factor in longevity. We’ll just have to wait and see I guess.

January 1st, 2008

Best Of 2007 On CashTactics

I went thru my archives and hand picked some posts I thought were pretty good before we head into the New Year. Enjoy!

Back In August I gave some general tips over making money with P2P Networks and Torrents. Torrents are still alive and kicking and I have not really spoken of them since this last post. I really should but the fact of the matter is that this method is very petty and so very easy to do. However, I bet 99% of the people who read this post probably didn’t even try it or quickly gave up on it. Let’s take a look at just one program I promoted with these petty torrent methods.

Here are payments for the last 6 months. For a method so easy I sure seen a lot of bitching from people who said “it’s too much work”.  Here’s what happens when you dedicate yourself to a project for a couple of hours a week no matter how petty, simple and boring it is.

6 months

Also in August, I wrote a free report detailing how I go about getting high rankings for articles. I normally do not write my own articles but I do however use the methods described because it seems nobody can get it right even with a guide. I guess that just goes to show that what works for someone, may not necessarily work for another. However, the guide is free and it’s a great read….(IMO). :)

In September I also introduced a way to advertise your blog cheaply utilizing Stumbleupon. I have tested this out a few times and it seems to work well. When I say that, what I really mean is that as cheap as it is, you get back about the same return. However, it’s a great traffic building method and I am sure the right type of blog will make the difference.

Also in September I touched a bit on using Google Groups. Both Google and Yahoo Groups are goldmines, and I bet since I haven’t talked about them recently that most people don’t utilize these services. This is a huge mistake. Did you know that if you have a Yahoo Group you can sign up for Article Marketer and have yourself to be put in their distribution queue? Or how about having your own article directory and being in their submission queue? Who cares if it’s duplicate content, your going to have so much of it, your not going to be able to avoid NOT getting traffic. Spamming the groups is always fun for quick cash too. Who does that though? The power is in having your own group.

In October I finally revealed what led me to believe I could work fulltime online. It seems the post touched a few nerves. That was really the point. If a dumb redneck from Kansas can make half a million dollars online in his first full year exclusively online, so can you.

I also did my 5 day case study with Copeac. If you haven’t signed up with Copeac, then you really need to. They are a great network and I haven’t had any problems with them so far. However, I am only running two of their offers on their network and these offers are on one of my lower trafficked websites. However, I have squeezed a little over $1,400.00 just by placing a couple of banners on a site.


It was during this same month that I also revealed some stats on one of my “baby” sites. Say what you will about such sites, but someone has to sell the dream. I revealed a net profit of over $159,000.00 that this site has pulled. This site is ran between a partner and I. We launched the site in late January of 2007. We haven’t added it up yet but between membership sales and CPA from within the site, the newsletter and monthly broadcasts, I would bet that it’s at least over the $200,00 net profit mark.

I am kind of hoping to see if it’s a quarter million. How cool would that be? One night of work with a partner yields a website that does a quarter million dollars in less than a year. For all the doubters out there, this stat alone is enough to keep you twiddling your thumbs at your day job. For everyone else it should serve as inspiration. It can be done, but it could NOT be done without the support of our affiliates.

We have held the #1 best selling product in the PayDotCom Marketplace with this site since February and NOBODY has even come close to touching us. Between fees and affiliate payouts, I would say we done damn near $600,000.00 total. Not too shabby.

We also have a replica membership site on Clickbank as well. This is called affiliate dominance. I don’t really care for half-assing it. I prefer pure market dominance.

In November I introduced my 4 step video marketing method. This is truly some of the easiest money I have ever made and there are many variations to monetize this with. Domain parking, affiliate marketing, and Pay Per Lead are just a few. I have actually built a few mini sites that are completely ran using these methods. I get a little bit of search traffic, but I can just easily take videos, watermark them and upload to over 25 sites with just a few clicks. There’s a little more to it than that, but not much. A really simple method.

I also tested out a new PPC advertising platform called Clickriver. If memory serves me right, I made about $1,000.00 before Clickriver changed up their system. You were allowed to place advertisements within Amazon’s marketplace. However, Amazon must have felt that they were sending too many people out and Clickriver quickly changed their TOS and how to advertise. A sad day really, because I was truly rocking out pretty good with them.

 I also gave out my exact method to utilizing Yahoo Buzz to gauge market trends. Along with Yahoo Buzz their is also Google Trends and both of them have proved to be real money makers for me. Hell, I would go as far to say that about 25% of my PPC campaigns were based off these after the later part of August.

In December I introduced how to rock out with an affiliate mashup. It was a basic principle aimed at more advanced marketers. The concept is still pretty new to me however both of the mashup sites I own have generated me a nice amount over the last couple of months:

Mashup Earnings

Like I said the concept is still very fresh in my mind and am still working harder than ever on refining it. With just a couple of mashups and the traffic methods of PPC and SEO this is not a bad return so far.

I feel that I could definitely get a few more and turn these sites into an easy $100,000 a year business. That’s the plan anyhow.

It was in December that I also introduced some ideas for how I handle my Parasite SEO. Most people will try to tell you that this is worthless or for a small return. However, they were obviously doing it wrong or made it very hard on themselves. One of the first things I did with my mashup sites was link them with authoritative links from high traffic and good pagerank sites. It works, don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t. It may be a bit time consuming at first, but it can be easily outsourced.

Of course there was also the Zero 2 Hero – 60 Days To List Building course that I wrote as well. This is by far one of the easiest methods to build email lists. However, it seemed most of the people that tried this didn’t have a clue as to what email list building was all about. Unfortunately, the course was not about how to email market but rather how to build email lists. It was sad that the #1 ebook I used in the method went off the shelf, but hey, that’s tough love. I was able to quickly pick up another book, before I decided to put my own together.

Well, that is just a few posts and a little bit of the money I made over my first full year working exclusively online. Anyone that tells you that this is hard is only half true. Most of the people that tell you that making money online is hard, usually aren’t making this type of money. Yea, I work a lot of hours, probably more than most, but that is what happens when you love your job. So keep plugging away and I hope to write up some more great ideas and methods as we progress into 2008.

December 20th, 2007

Link Building Campaigns

I caught a post over at Josh Spaulding‘s titled Link Building Campaigns – Do You Need One?. It really reminded me of all my travels throughout forums and seeing people write about “doing this” “don’t do that” and all that other mumbo jumbo. It seems like almost every-time I seen someone step up to the plate and portray them-self as a “knowitall”, they end up writing something that doesn’t even make sense. Josh was quick to point out that when people tell you that if you make good content, then you don’t need to build links, they are most likely (in my own words) full of shit.

I recommended this post because I have actually read almost everything Josh has put out on his blog and the Warrior Forum. The guy is a real class act ETHICAL marketer. I find myself hanging onto his blog during my time of reform. Whether he knows it or not, or ever finds out, he has written a TON of great content that has made me stop and take a long, hard look at myself. I’m not saying that I will ever stop my aggressive marketing tactics, but I have definitely taken a lot of what he says and does and tried to apply it to myself. I don’t know if I will ever completely stop some of my aggressive (aka blackhat) marketing, but I have definitely slowed down.

Go read his article and he also posted a link to another great ACCURATE post about proper link building.