Good SEO or Spam?

good seo or spamSpam Alert? Not Quite, but Close!

I’ve got to admit it – I’m a sucker for keyword research and trying to get a ton of visitors to my site using (and abusing) on page seo tactics and the question that has been raised, or the criticism rather, is some of this good seo or spam? Not that this stuff is black hat or anything, but it just doesn’t really make sense a lot of the time. I have to admit, after looking at it and in that much detail, it doesn’t look like great seo.

I had a friend remind of that this weekend…someone I really respect and maybe some of you that actually read this blog wouldn’t mind looking up. His name is Marshall and he is a website seo professional and he wasn’t shy at all about helping me “identify” a problem article that I had…no, he’s not a shy guy.

Anyway, Marshall not only provided me with some more than adequate feedback and a good verbal lashing about keyword stuffing and spamming (Thanks again Marshall!), but his comments also made me realize that I have gotten off of the path that I laid out for this particular blog.

Forgetting the Mission

You see, Make Money Online Anywhere, was suppose to be a blog about promoting different ways that you could generate an income online. I wasn’t necessarily going to focus on one way or another, but as many different ways as I could figure out and test. I then wanted to relate my findings back to you in an effort to help people – especially newbies coming online to make a buck – find something that would work.

What has happened is that the ZNZ programs for me have just exploded and I have been able to make a pretty good income from just these programs. Oh I also earn a decent wage from Google every month for the adsense on my sites and additional monies from other companies as well, but the ZNZ One and Big Cash programs just sort of took off, so I spent a bit of time running with them so to speak.

Now it is the empower network that I am working on and true to the “90 day rule” that I push so hard, it looks like the Empower Network is actually going to start paying off! (Click on the Banner below for more info!)

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A Good Rule of Thumb

Anyway, once again I am back to my “old” ways and some of my old blogging rules which I started out with a while back! My main rule – the 4:1 prose to technical ratio – is going to be adhered to more than ever. I actually sort of reversed it and now I’m bringing it back.

What is that 4:1 rule? It’s quite simple really – and makes more sense by the way – you write from the heart, from your own experiences and just off of the top of your head – still relating to your niche market and readers – but you DO NOT focus on keywords/key phrases. What you need to focus on mainly – and this is especially for blogging more than anything else – is on writing quality content for your human readers.

I sort of forgot about all of this, I sort of got to the point of doing everything for traffic no matter the cost and I almost blew it!

You do still want to do your keyword research and write on topics that are around your niche, but you don’t want to forget that your readers are human and that you should write for them and not the web crawlers from Google or anyone (anything?) else.

So once again, Thank you Marshall! For bringing this to my attention, I salute you! (You’ll just have to imagine that whole AC/DC cannon explosion thing)….until I throw it on a video that is!

good seo or spamFor those of you that are interested in better rankings and other SEO related topics, check out Marshall Adler’s site http://emarketingguy.com

 

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Answering the Questions of an Internet Marketing Newbie

internet marketing newbiesA lot of times when I am teaching new students or promoting a new product I will have one or two that will give me a call and ask me simple questions about marketing and I’m pretty happy to help them out if I can. Of course, I don’t know everything, but I’m always willing to share what I’ve learned over the years.

I also get receive questions such as:

How long will it take to make money with this program?

Can I really generate traffic to my site with classified ads?

Do I have to start a blog?

Do I have to own my own website?

What’s the fastest way to start making money with [insert any program here]?

What I always have to remind folks is that internet marketing is a process. It’s a process of learning and it’s a matter of developing a consistent process in terms of the actions you take to market yourself and your products or services.

But, I’ve decided to answer some of these questions as I’m betting that I’m not the only person that gets them and sometimes it is just nice to get a different, although not necessarily better, perspective!

How long will it take to make money with this program?

To be completely and absolutely honest with you, there is not really any way that I can answer this question. It depends.

I know people that can sign up for a program in the morning and be receiving money in one form or another by the evening. It all comes down to how well you can market. Ironically, people that KNOW how to market online do not answer this question…they already know whether or not they can make money with the program and generally know about how long things will take.

The better you can learn to market and the more effective you become will radically change how long it will take to make money with any program.

Can I really generate traffic to my site with classified ads?

I never understand why people ask if it is really possible to promote their sites with a method that I recommend and teach. I just want to say, “No, I’ve been lying this whole time because I just want to watch you squirm.”

You absolutely can generate traffic to your site with classified advertising if you:

  1. know where to post ads
  2. know a little about ad copy
  3. post consistently

We have all heard of craigslist.com and it gets a lot of traffic, but posting in there a few times a week and doing nothing else is not going to get you anywhere. I always teach post 3 times a day everyday, post in different cities and post links that promote curiosity in what you have to offer.

Do not try and explain the entire program you are marketing. Focus on the market you are trying to attract. For example, if I want to attract stay at home moms, then I will write a headline like:

Simple Program Allows Moms to Work From Home

Just about any stay at home mom will at least look at this ad. You would just ad in something like “No experience required, free training included,” and you would then provide information to a website or capture page. You want people to start seeking your program or system. Let the system sale the opportunity. I don’t like to sell and chances are the people answer this ad don’t want to sale either and they especially don’t want to be sold! Remember, it’s called attraction marketing.

Do I have to start a blog? or Do I have to have my own website?

I would love to tell people, “Yes, you need a blog. Your competitor has a blog or a website, your consumers want to go to a blog or website. Of course you need a blog.”

The truth is, “Not necessarily.” I highly recommend a blog, not a standard or typical website platform, but a blog. Many reasons for this, but blogs are very Google and other search engine friendly. Blogs can rank well and rank fast. Today blogs are very customizable, especially WordPress blogs with all of the different plugins you can add.

You want to start branding yourself as an online marketing professional and a blog is one of the best ways to start doing this. Basically, you want to ask yourself are you going to do this with long-term goals in mind or are you just wanting to make a hundred bucks and move on down the road. The choice is yours.

internet marketing newbieOne thing that you have to get right in the head about straight away is that marketing online is a process. There is a steep learning curve that we all must get through and the education never stops! As the internet changes, as the algorithms of the search engines change we must adapt and we must learn the new rules, but if you are willing to learn and if you are willing to put forth the consistent effort to build something grand, you will find online success.

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