In this episode, I accept well wishes from the Queen, talk about buzz marketing around trending news items, update on the corn sheller and snoring sites, handle more listener feedback, and more!
This is the 37th episode. Late again! I did not quite make the expected date of Thursday Sept 27 – but better late than never. Next episode is expected Thursday October 4. Well, we can hope for that anyway.
In This Show…
Buzz Marketing And Taking Advantage Of Trending News
This week I feature a great article from my friend Lynn Terry. Plan talks about how you can use Buzz marketing to drive traffic to your site, even if you’re not exactly talking about what’s buzzing in the news at the time. It’s a great proven technique that I’ve used personally on the MasonWorld.com blog in the past.
Great article on Lynn Terry’s blog on buzz content
Rebranding Of MasonWorld.com
I talk about my plans for LateNightIM.com. I’d love your feedback.
Josh Spaulding’s New Report
Josh has a great new report called Rapid Niche Profits that he has just released that explains in detail how to build small sites that make small incomes. The great thing about these sites is that they are easy to build, and occasionally the incomes are not small. Josh was going to sell the report for $47, but decided to go ahead and give it away for free. It’s definitely worth the price of opting into Josh’s excellent email list, so head on over and get yourself a copy. It will take you about 45 minutes to read the entire report, and it’s worth every second of your time.
Using Hittail on The Corn Sheller Site
I give a brief update on the corn Sheller site, and I described the new tool that I’m using called HitTail.com. Hit tail is pretty cool. The tool will analyze your incoming search traffic keyword by keyword and identify juicy keywords that you should target in your posts. I try this on the corn Sheller site, but I have to admit that I haven’t done a careful study of the tools of effectiveness. One limitation of the tool is that it can only find keywords that have been used to find your site at least once. Still, I think the tool is really neat, and I am using and paying for it myself, so I thought I would mention it here.
The Snoring Site is a “Failure”?
The snoring site has just simply not worked out the way I wanted it to. This week we show an amazing for visitors. Woo hoo. In this episode, we discuss one possible explanation for why the traffic has been so low.
Listener Question from Jeremy on building backlinks
Finally, we have an excellent question from listener Jerry from Minnesota on the topic of back links. Jeremy wants to know what sort of link building techniques still work today, because he has three niche websites that are underperforming in terms of traffic. I answered Jerry’s question and let them know exactly what I think is working, and what things you should avoid.
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