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Why Build 1 Site, When you can Build 2?


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Horizontal expansion in your niche is a very good thing. So good of a thing that you might as well do it from the get go. Have a neat idea for a site? Great, build it and a related site at the same time. Cross promote, cross link, and you’ll do better. I’ve talked about […]

SEO Guide PDF Available


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Just a quick headsup that my SEO Guide is now available in pdf form. It is only available to registered forum members though, so you will need to register to download it. Registration is free of course. Enjoy.

Various Google Updates


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The Googleplex has been buzzing with lots of little busy bees so far this week. Adwords advertisers now can see performance data for individual sites in the content network (Adsense) and then exclude the bad ones and or do site targetted ads on the good ones. This should, hopefully, benefit quality Adsense advertisers (most of […]

Two mistakes made by wannabe website publishers


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So many people who want to be profitable website publishers often make the same two mistakes when they first start out. The first major mistake is not trying to think up an original site idea. So many just clone existing sites they know to be popular, Sites that either copy MySpace or provide add-on services […]

Directory Submissions for Less


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I often recommend Best of the Web as a good directory to submit to after Yahoo. They’re one of the few legitimate larger directories out there that take paid submissions and if you’re site is in a high profit niche, or is an ecommerce site, it is almost always worth the expense. Find out more […]

Things are not always what they seem.


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Has anyone else noticed a propensity of tech journalists based out of San Francisco to adopt a center of the universe mentality? Local fads to them are automatically national fads or the next big thing? Two obvious cases in point, Friendster & Second Life. Friendster was never that popular but started mostly out in the […]

Ecommerce Site for Sale


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When Eragon the movie came out I bought up some domains related to the movie and had them developed for the selling of swords in case I had trouble ranking well with my existing sword site. But I’m happily sitting at #1 for the keyphrase now so I do not need the domains or the […]

Don’t buy the Snake Oil


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There is something that has been bouncing around inside my head for awhile now, it involves an issue that makes me uncomfortable. I thought I would take this opportunity to get it off of my chest, and to hopefully shed some light on this issue so that all may benefit. In many ways marketing can […]

SEO Article Updates


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As part of my process of redesigning & rewriting this site I’ve updated two SEO articles today, and since updated articles don’t get front page billing I thought I’d mention them here. The first is Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals and is set to be the main launching point for all my other SEO articles. Most […]

Paid Blog Posts


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Andrew at WebPublishingBlog has come out strongly against Pay for Post services, so have many others in this industry. I’m not one of them. One thing Rush Limbaugh does with his endorsements on his radio show is only accept sponsors that he actually recommends. He’ll find a product he likes, and go and ask them […]

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