Google Bullies Small Business, “Pay Up”

There has been a plethora of Google algorithm updates in the past 2 months, most notably “Penguin 2.0,” but it does not stop there. Google continues to release Panda updates, as posted on Search Engine Land, Matt Cutts stated they release Panda update every month but it takes 10 days to roll out. So 1/3rd of every month is a scary Google update. This is not so much new. Keep your site very clean, and by Google’s Panda and Penguin guidelines, and you are “most likely” safe from algorithm changes.

But what is shown to be, is that sites can have the worst sites, not following any Panda or Penguin guidelines, and as long as they are Paying Google with PPC, they are listed at the top of the search engines. No need to worry, just pay Google, and you won’t ever have to do SEO and rank at the top of the page every time. Google basically pimps them for money, and all rules only apply to people or companies trying to rank organically, naturally, in other words, not paying Google.

This is exactly what Google wants, I mean, think about it. They do not make any money as a business by having you rank organically, they only profit through advertising; with PPC. So how do they fix that? Make it an on-going process and hard for a normal small business to rank, forcing them to use Adwords. A normal person in any field other than marketing, and even more specifically, internet marketing, has no clue on how to get their site to rank without having to pay Google. And even those that do Internet Marketing, they go through constant battles to keep their sites ranking and generate profit. And what happens when the small business loses, when a new update comes out and knocks their site down? Their revenue and profits plummet and some go out of business because of Google alone. The small businesses cannot keep up with the big corporation budgets on PPC. This also relates to people making a living (or supplemental income) off of Adsense. One day you may make $150/day, the next you make $10, and are screwed.

Remember: Google is not in your best interest. They are a business which means they need to make money to survive. Remember this, and you may not get hit by so many surprises!

Secrets of Twitter Follower Sites Revealed!

If you are into internet marketing, then you are nowprobably into Twitter as well. If you are into Twitter, you have probably run into numerous Twitter follower sites on the web. They promise to get you 3,000 followers or more, for about $70. These sites are popping up all the time now. Maybe they are run by the same company, maybe other people just want in on the action. Either way, I am here to show you the easy secret that is behind all of the sites.

Perhaps you know it, perhaps you don’t. But if you use those services, changes are you do not know. Now this is merely just a method on how to do what they do, for basically free. The software may not be the same, but the general idea behind the method is the same for a lot of the twitter follower sites.

Step 1:

Get the software Twiping. Twiping used to be free, and not many people knew about the software. Now it costs $9, which is cheap and much cheaper than $70 each time you want followers. Basically the software is twitter account management software. It allows you to follow, unfollow, find targetted people to follow, etc.

Step 2:

If you want targetted followers, which can be even better than what the twitter follower sites do, start by clicking on someone you follow in your niche. then select to see their friends or followers. You can filter results, and by doing so can follower and target only people that have the keywords you decide (such as internet marketing). You then follow everyone listed.

You can also just select anyone, and follow anyone if you just want to increase your follower count quick.

Step 3:

Twitter has restrictions and only lets you add about 1,000 new users a day. After 2,000, you have to keep a 10% ratio between friends and followers I believe.

So after you have added 1,000, wait a few days until everyone has followed you back. Most poeple follow whoever follows them. Whoever does not follow you back, use twiping to select “friends not following me” and delete them all.

Step 4:

You now have a pretty equal friend to follower ratio (depending on how your ratio was when you started this). You then repeat the process.

That is basically it. That is what most of these sites charge you for. Add friends, delete friends that do not follow you, add more friends.  By doing this, I have increased some client’s userbase by 1,00s within a week or 2. And they love it because they are all targeted followers.

Let me know your results or thoughts in the comments.

Targeting Higher-Paying Client Keywords

Here is a quick tip for targeting higher paying client keywords for your business. Most likely, you wan to target clients that are willing to pay top dollar for whatever service you sell. A lot of companies are targeting the wrong keywords and wonder why they cannot increase their prices.

Let’s take as an example the keyword “blogging services.” That keyword is not going to get you a high paying client, in fact it may not get you a converting client at all. At least maybe not right away. By bidding on “blogging services” you are targeting visitors that are casual browsing, and will shop around. That extra s at the end of services implies they are comparing and looking at different prices. It probably means there is no real dire need for whatever it is they are looking for.

Changing that keyword to “blogging service” is a start. The more broad a search term someone uses, the less they usually care or are trying to compare shop. Think if they wrote “blogging service Philadephia” they are looking for one.

Now to beat that, if you want high paying clients, you want to add a modifier to that search term and make it “top blogging service” or “best blogging service.” By targeting this keyword, you are getting clients that their main focus is NOT their budget. They understand quality costs money, and what they want is quality.

Now if you target the keyword “top blogging service philadelphia” or “best blogging service philadelphia’ you are for sure going to have better changes of a good convert and a top-dollar paying client than just ‘blogging services.”

Keep that in mind, and happy ad management!

AdBeat – The Not-So-Public-Yet Best Tool of 2011

I ran across a Beta for a new spy tool coming this year, called AdBeat. I have to say it definitely has the potential. It could very well be either a favorite tool of mine or one of the top tools of 2011. I am just glad I found it now. Soon, every opt-in list and google ad will be marketing this thing like crazy and it will be the talk of the town.

And if you get in now, you can get in while the Beta is still going, which I heard might not be much longer. Maybe a month at max, or in as little as a week. So you can run it for free for now.

Basically, it helps you spy on other marketers and affiliate marketers to see what their top performing ads and campaigns are, which you can then target. I will be the first to say I am no adwords expert. There are adwords experts out there, and this allows me to take the guess work out and have a better performing ad in a few minutes (compared to guessing and tracking results with split-testing for hours).

Their website can give you more information than I can. Go check it out, it is definitely worth it. And check it out before everyone else gets to it. You for sure won’t regret it.

Click for Adbeat.

Transferring Blog from .WordPress to Your Hosting

I mentioned in the last post the benefits of hosting your own blog. In this post I will cover how easy it is to transfer it from yoursite.wordpress.com to your own hosting.

I won’t go into too much details on the setting up of the blog, but that involves: buying a domain, getting hosting, installing wordpress on said hosting.

Now, first, in the old blog, go to Tools ? Export and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.

After that, in your new blog, go to Tools ? Import ? WordPress and upload the file you downloaded previously. Check the box for Download & import file attachments to move media files to your new blog.

As you can see, it is as easy as it comes!

WP Robot – Great Autoposter Tool – Discount

I just purchased Wp Robot and just have to get it set up. If you don’t know what WP Robot is for, its an autoblog software. Great for blackhat blogging. But there are plenty of options to prevent it from being spammy. It can be used to create a nice side income off of adsense. Even more so, there are plug ins to monetize it even moreso, such as amazon, ebay, clickbank, etc all easy to implement. I am excited to get started.

I managed to find a huge discount code, when you order be sure to put the code in the order form:

WARRIORROBOT

I managed to get it for $129 when the software actually costs around $220-$280. Not Bad.

Follow the link to purchase WP Robot

New Use For XRumer?

For you blackhatters using software such as XRumer, your success rate of posting is of high importance to get your use out of the software.

BUT I discovered a new idea to use XRumer for. A lot of blogs these days (including mine) are protected by some form of spam blocker. These XRumer comments get spammed and canned instantly.I am not saying xrumer is useless in trying to get backlinks these days (definitely not, ask plenty of blackhatters), but you can try using it for other purposes, such as actually promoting your site/offer (to the site owner).

I came across a spam comment that said

Hi I remember i had seen this site before… This guy made a exact copy of your site. Or possible this is also your site? http://www.[link].org

I didnt know if it was spam but I definitely checked the site out. I saw it was a sales letter and closed it, but recognized it was a good technique and some blogger not as blackhat savvy as me or interested in purchasing more and more internet marketing material might fall for it. Who knows, that guy could have made good money off of that trick. Especially if the blog does not have a spam blocker or even better approved of the comment, and readers clicked it curious as to if the site was indeed a copy.

It’s 2011 – The Year To Succeed

It’s a new year, and that means in the web world, new concepts and new conditions of living through it. I’m not just talking about making an income from the web, even daily activities such as ‘twittering’ and such.

What will happen in 2011? Can you even imagine it? Twitter really exploded in 2010, and there are tons of service sites related to Twitter now (twitter friends, link shortening sites explode, twitter pics/videos, etc).

Web2.0 has changed everything on the web and on top of that it is ever changing. Businesses have realized this in 2010 but I believe 2011 is the year they will all really stick to it and try their hardest to make sites like Facebook and social bookmarking sites work for them. In 2011, set some goals if you really want to make it on the internet. I know I will be focusing on these goals myself:

Blog Every Day

Make it a habit to post an article everyday. The more you do it, the easier it will get. The moment you start slacking, you won’t feel like doing it anymore. Make it a daily habit. It does not matter if the post is related to your niche or just how your dog made a funny face today. The great thing about WordPress is, you can pre and post date anything. So if you are really in the writing mood on a monday, or have no work to do, you can write 5 posts and have them slowly release to your blog every weekday.

Social Bookmark

Blogging alone will not get you ahead of the curve. You need to promote that content as well. the best sites to do just that are social bookmarking (SB) sites. popular sites like Digg, reddit, delicious etc. http://www.socialmarker.com/ is my favorite site as it will tell you at any time what the best sites to use are.

Learn New Techniques!

This is the most important part. My main concern here is that you MUST keep learning. 2011 is a new year and that means there are new methods and techniques out there to gain new traffic and clients. Do not just use the same old methods to gain traffic such as write one article, and submit it to 100 article directories. That will get you no where in 2011. Think outside the box. Learn to ping all of your content (not only articles, but even the social bookmarks), submit your feeds, and other techniques (that I won’t reveal here for free.)

Create and Maintain New Business Profiles

There are new social networks for businesses popping up everywhere. Facebook and LinkedIn are not the only business networks anymore. Even if the sites arent big, I bet they will expand your web presence. The latest one that I have joined is http://sta.rtup.biz/ and the network is growing every day. Its smaller, so it seems people are more connected there. Get in now while you can and make easy connections. My profile can be seen here. Don’t forget to keep it up to date, and maintain it! If you don’t you could be missing out on key connections and networking.

Make it a goal to set forth to do these things every day. 2011 is the year of busy social networking, but in the end, it will be worth it. It might be the year that us Internet Marketers (IM) have to actually start working and keeping up to date!  I may not love twitter, but I know I need to use it more often and interact with others as well. Just posting 100 times means nothing if you look like a robot. Interact with other users on sites, meaning comment on their statuses, articles, repost their articles or statuses etc.

I know I will be applying these techniques this year. The question is: will you?