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Crystal BallI recently read an article over on Tom Ewer’s blog titled 3 Reasons Why Targeting Multiple Low Competition Keywords Is Good For Beginners.  If you’re new to SEO then check it out as it has some valuable information and may even save you a lot of time.

What I want to quickly do is take it a step further and explain why this is not only a good idea for beginners, but it may just be the future of SEO as we know it.

First of all, this isn’t one of those SEO is dead posts…

In fact, I laugh every time I read one of those.

But, in order to get the most out of your SEO efforts, you NEED to look into the crystal ball and see where SEO is heading.

Now, have you ever worked your ass off to get a competitive keyword to the first page of Big G and then instantly you’re let down by the amount of traffic that keyword really sends?

Most people blame keyword estimates, which may partly be the case, but there’s another factor that comes into play with competitive terms…

And, it only seems to be getting worse as time goes on…

Continue reading to learn why targeting low competition keywords may be the future

Site setupAlright, so I got down and dirty on how I select my niche site keywords

Now, it’ time to set-up my site!

This is actually my favorite part of the process. I love the feeling of starting a brand new project, planning everything out, etc.

And since I have an oversimplified process of doing it, I never really get burnt out.

So, let’s get down to it shall we!

Here’s a quick rundown of the steps I take:

  1. I use either Bluehost or Hostgator for all of my niche sites.  For this specific example I’m using Bluehost.
  2. After ordering my hosting package I immediately use the ol’ one-click WordPress site set-up option.
  3. I then upload the thesis theme and install the WordPress SEO plugin, among a few other plugins.  See my WordPress SEO Made Easy post for more information on how I optimize my sites. Continue reading my niche site diary #2

Niche SiteAs I’m sure you’re well aware, many bloggers have been detailing their niche site process lately.

It’s the IN thing to do right now…kinda like content curation and displaying your online income for the world to see…

But, since everybody has their own little way of doing it, and I just happen to be starting a new niche site right now, I thought it would be a good idea to show you exactly how I do it!

Now, I’ve been creating niche sites for many years and I’ve got what is probably an overly simplified process for doing it, which I’m about to share with you.

Plus, it’s important to understand that I do more than just create niche sites, slap up adsense and backlink the bejesus out of them until they hit the top of the SERP’s.

No, I like to create niche sites, slap up adsense, backlink the bejesus out of them and slowly turn them into authority sites!

The latter, to me, is extremely important for long-term online success if you’re in the business of creating multiple sites for money.

Anyways, on to the niche site specifics…

Getting Started

Continue reading my niche site diary #1

What's holding you back?I’ll admit it, I get nervous about taking on new projects from time to time…

Sometimes doubt will come flooding in…

And every once in a while I’ll come up with a crazy idea that gives me butterflies in my stomach.

But, that’s how I know I’m about to do something BIG!

Most people are happy living in their comfort zone…

They don’t want to try out new ideas and the mere thought of making it big and getting attention frightens them.

Then there are those that embrace it!

Those that would rather deal with failure than regret.

Let’s take one of my niche sites, for example…

When I decided to take the diet industry head on and corner the market on probably the oldest and most known type of diet in existence…

I had my doubts…and I was a little nervous!

Continue reading What’s Holding You Back?

profit from guest postsUnless you just crawled out of a cave, made your way to the nearest computer and decided to immediately take up internet marketing, you’ve probably heard of guest posting.

And no, this isn’t another article on the benefits of guest posting….

In fact, I take a somewhat different stance on guest posting than most others.

I’ve published guest posts on quite a few blogs – with a handful being MAJOR sites – across several different niches.

And while it’s a good way to build relationships and backlinks and should NOT be ignored (I even still do it from time to time), it’s just a small and sometimes time consuming piece of the puzzle.

BUT, what I would like to get into is a completely different side of guest posting, one that suits my style a little better, which is…

Creating an army of writers for my niche sites!

Continue reading to learn how to create your own army of writers

Product CreationDid you know that some of the most common household items that you use everyday…

Things like the first disposable contoured diaper, granola bars, a squeezable ketchup bottle, string-less Band-Aid packaging, heatproof plastic microwave cookware, dental floss dispensers…and hundreds of more products…

Were ALL invented by the same man?

Meet Stanley Mason aka “America’s Master Inventor”.

Stanley was President and CEO of Simco Inc., a think tank organization which created over 100 new products for more than forty Fortune 500 companies and was named Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1989.

If anybody knows a thing or two about product creation, it’s this guy.

Before I go on, I’m sure you understand the importance of creating your own product…

Continue reading to learn the most important product creation tip

Kick Ass ContentI’ve been surfing around the internet a LOT lately checking out various blogs.

I’ve visited hundreds of different blogs, mostly in the IM niche, just seeing what people have to offer, see who stands out and to build relationships.

Unfortunately, there’s one thing that has really stuck out to me, which is…

The same basic topics are being covered over and over again on different blogs!

Post after post featuring:

“Ways To make Money With Your Blog” articles that list revenue sources like Adsense and banner ads…

Or

“How To Increase Traffic” posts with advice to add Facebook and Twitter buttons to your site…

Really?

Continue reading to learn how to write kick ass content

hoot suiteI first met Hoot Suite a few months back off a recommendation from a friend.

And let me tell you, it was love at first sight!

See, I’m used to doing everything the hard way…or at least that’s what my mom always told me.

And that held true for the way I handled social media.

I have several sites in different niches all with their own Facebook pages and twitter accounts.  I also utilize linkedIn, several ping.fm accounts and so on.

ALL of which I would aimlessly, and manually, update myself.

Keeping up with all of these was a full time task in itself.  A task that was quickly burning me out!

Enter Hoot Suite.

If you haven’t heard of Hoot Suite already then simply put, it lets you handle all of your social media accounts in one place.

Continue reading to learn how I use Hoot Suite to dominate social media

Facebook Page LikesBy now you know the power of Facebook.

It became apparent to everybody in early 2010 when Facebook surpassed Google as the most visited site in America.

And if you utilize a Facebook page for your website then you understand how much traffic it can send you.

Targeted traffic that is interested in what you have to offer!

It’s because of this that we should continually be looking for ways to increase our Facebook fan base.

Of course, you know to display a Facebook “like” box in your sidebar, put a like button on every page, blah frickin’ blah…

But, what I have for you is an underutilized, extremely quick and easy way to increase your Facebook page “likes” automatically EVERY DAY!

Continue reading to learn how to get more Facebook page “likes”

Scrolling Social BarMost of you may have noticed the little scrolling social bar off to the left of the content.  This makes it easy for readers to share the post no matter where they are on the page.

It’s a neat little feature that can easily be added to a WordPress site by using the Sharebar plugin.  However, if you’ve been following my blog at all then you know that I like to keep things simple and use a minimal amount of plugins.

Luckily, adding a scrolling social bar to your site is extremely easy.  Simply follow these two steps:

Continue reading to learn how to add a scrolling social bar

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