Internet Marketing 101 Do it right the first time

You have decided on a niche for your internet marketing venture, now I bet you want to know how to get your marketing done correctly? Effectively using the following methods will help to ensure that the search engines can find your website, that your traffic is targeted and that your conversion rates are satisfactory. This is not the end all be all, but it’s a good place to start. Here are some of the most important things you can do to make sure your site gets traffic and that[…]

Twitter E Coli, cook the blue bird to 160 degrees F

News news AND more news, there is never a shortage of news on the news or news about news. I get most of my news from the Internet at various sources and lately I have been using a neat little tool called Google Trends to see whats hot and spicy on the web at that very moment. Presently it’s Twitter and a big E.coli 0157:H7 caused beef recall of 96,000 pounds, so make sure you cook your meat to a minimum temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

You may be asking what this has to do with this site, well to be quite honest it has absolutely nothing[…]

Don’t have featured articles? you should add them

I’m sure you have all seen the various sliding, scrolling, rotating, blinking or fading featured post concoctions floating around the internet lately. While some people love them, some hate them and others could care less, there is one reason why every site should have them that should trump any reason you could have to not have one. Looking at the big players sites you will see that they all have them and whether they know it or not there is a very good reason why they are there[…]

If you mask affiliate links, block them with robots.txt

Anyone that uses affiliate programs to make money online should know the benefits of masking your affiliate links. If you are promoting or selling multiple products having links that look like not only looks terrible but it also exposes your affiliate id to your site readers, opening you up to click theft and it makes the links much more difficult to insert into your content and so on and so forth. Additionally, if you are interested in tracking statistics for your affilaite programs using masking allows you that option as well[…]

Save heartbreak, check your domain before you buy

You have developed your business model, set aside or acquired funding and set into motion the grandest of ventures ever known to mankind. You devote countless hours to your mission, tirelessly you plug away producing content and marketing your new site and often times working until 4am when you have to stop because your eyes a burning and your spouse is threatening to physically harm you if you don’t go to bed. Things are just starting to roll as you had hoped and dreamed, then something terrible happens.. Your fancy newSEO’d , keyword optimized, clean, beautifully designed content rich site is nowhere to be found on search engines, you know you have done your research and you should be owning your niche but nothing is there, no traffic, no results on the search engines so you start to cry and end up locking yourself in your bedroom drowning your woes with Diet Coke and Doritos, ending up broke, alone and 450lbs… Oh, why you say.. Why did this happen?[…]

Why I don’t like shared hosting.

It’s been a few days since I last posted, so I figured I would make a quick post about why I haven’t posted in a few days.

I have been trying to track down a few problems that are preventing this site and others I have on the same server from being crawled by Googlebot. About a week ago my daily crawl averages dropped straight down to zero on about 6 sites that I have on the same server, which just happens to be a shared hosting account. I also have a bunch of other sites that are on a different host, and some that are on dedicated servers that are being crawled just fine, so this led me to check if perhaps my hosting provider was blocking Googlebot. By all indications, this is indeed what is happening but[…]