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Webinar: Local Marketing is Hot!

Everyone knows that local marketing is hot! There are so many great new opportunities in Local Marketing!

Are you a local marketing expert yet? Are you interested in employing the latest tactics to gain an advantage in serving your local areas?

If you want to learn all about the opportunites you’ll want to join us for a special live webinar event called “Local Marketing: How to Control your Local Areas and Generate a Pipeline of New Clients by Giving Away Free Webpages!”

>>> Register for the Local Marketing is Hot Webinar

Register to attend this Live Webinar Event on Local Marketing presented by me Mike Liebner, with special guest Jordan Wexler, the CEO and founder of Smart Guy!

This one Hour presentation will show you how to make local marketing money!

Find out how to dominate the cities where you live as a local business network leader using the newest techniques in marketing.

My guest expert Jordan will explain how Smart Guy is the ultimate tool to use to get your foot in the door with local businesses, by giving away free web pages that rank high and bring in lots of targeted local traffic to the businesses! Giving something away with this much value will make you look like a super star and help you make all kinds of money serving local businesses in your area!

Advanced local marketing techniques will be cobvered and explained in great detail with a Q and A afterwards.

The live webinar event will offer a huge deal only available during the event.

Seating is limited so please reserve your spot now!

>>> Register for the Local Marketing is Hot Webinar

See you at the webinar! Mike Liebner

Fluctuating Rankings on Google

Rankings fluctuate more on new sites that have not yet earned authority status.

It’s pretty normal for a new site to go up in rankings and then come back down. It’s not unusual.

The best way to get your site to stabilize is by earning trust as explained in my new article Fluctuating Rankings

Stop by and check out the article and if you can please leave a comment!

Also, in case you missed it – I posted the replay from the “Achieving Critical Mass ” webinar event along with a special double bonus offer when you join Blogging Underground.

I originally put a deadline on the webinar special offer, but as several of you have asked about it – so I am extending the special webinar offer and double bonus.

If you take advantage of either the Quarterly deal – or join the Annual Deal i will give you double the PLR Article Zips. Simply join Blogging Underground and send me a support ticket and I will hook you up with the coupons to go select your bonus zips from the Underground PLR Back Issue Store!

Best wishes for your online success!

Boost Email Open Rates

6 Simple Ways To Boost Your Email Open Rates

With email marketing, an important challenge that faces the sender is to get the message delivered reliably to the recipient’s inbox and then noticed, opened and read. Email open rates measure this efficiency.

No matter how good your email open rates are, there are ways to improve them. And there are many different ways to boost your open rate. While some are quick fix solutions that start working almost immediately, the more reliable and long-lasting ones take a little longer to kick in.

Let’s look at ways to improve your email open rates.

Changes That Create An Immediate Effect

1. Email Subject Lines

In email, the subject line is equivalent to a headline for sales letters. It is the factor that, above everything else, impacts open rates of email. Bad or poorly targeted subject lines will leave your audience cold and unresponsive. Ones that speak to their deepest problems or desires elicit the opposite reaction.

Along with the subject line, other elements that show up in the recipient’s inbox, such as the ‘From’ line, can also have an effect on email open rates. If your name is one the recipient recognizes, the chances of your email getting noticed, opened and read go up steeply.

2. Timing of Your Emails (continued – read more of this article…)

Buying Lots of Stuff Is Not Required to Achieve Success

I often get asked by people who are planning to join Blogging Underground for suggestions on other things they’ll need to buy to help them achieve success.

Buying a lot of stuff is NOT REQUIRED!

While I will pass along suggestions for good stuff when I run into it, I would like to stress that the system I have developed called the 12 Step Success Strategy System works like a charm if you follow it without getting distracted by other time wasters.

My strategy works  like a charm! It does not require any additional purchases other than a Blogging Underground membership itself.

Everything you need is included to help get lots of targeted traffic without the need to get other tools or services.

The fact that you have 480+ blogs that you can get in-content backlinks in itself is almost enough to work on it’s own. Combined with my strategies it’s really easy to get to what I call Critical Mass and get sites that get top rankings for all kinds of big money keywords!

I’m not saying you can’t or shouldn’t use other tools or buy software and plugins – but it is not necessary.

Everything you need to achieve success and build web sites that get lots of targeted traffic is included with a BU membership or is available for free or very little expense – like buying a domain name – or getting a cheap hosting account.

Buy a keyword domain name – get a cheap but good web host and build a nice WordPress blog on it and follow the steps in the 12 Steps training.

This stuff really works!

The steps are shown in great detail in the 12 Step Success Strategy System that members have access too. The training shows the important stuff and nothing additional other than BU, a domain name and hosting is required. No additional software or programs. (continued – read more of this article…)

3 Critical Mistakes That Can Hold You Back From Winning

Featured Article by Dr.Mani

3 Critical Mistakes That Can Hold You Back From Winning

As entrepreneurs seeking to find our way ahead in the rough and tumble marketplace that’s the World Wide Web, we often find ourselves in a constant struggle between various forces.  Some are motivational and inspiring, and they power us towards our dreams.  Others are distracting and wasteful, and those are the ones that can hold you back from winning.

Many years ago, when I did an extended mentorship under the world’s best marketing guru, Jay Abraham, something he said on the introductory call stuck firmly in my mind.  He said that it was his ethical obligation to NOT let us do something if he knew there was another way to do it better, easier, quicker and more effectively.

That, in essence, is what any mentor can guide you with in this fascinating (if complex) journey of building an online business.  My specialty is information marketing.  And there are many nuances to setting up and growing an Internet infopreneur business.  There are ways to do it quickly, efficiently – and there are pitfalls that can hinder and slow down progress.

In this post, I’d like to focus on 3 of the most critical ones that have the potential to completely sabotage your success and destroy your hopes and ambitions – if you let it happen.

1. Shiny New Things

In the Internet marketing niche, things evolve at warp speed.  Almost every day, something has changed.  New technology alters the playing field.  New start ups shake up the marketplace.  New trends and innovations grab the attention of masses.  (continued – read more of this article…)

Big Money Blogs and My Success Strategy

I have some killer training at Blogging Underground to build blogs that make money and I call it the 12 Step Success Strategy.

From time to time members ask questions and I will also share them here on my Internet Marketing Blog. Check out some recent advice. I think you’ll get some good tips to help you build blogs that make money!

Is it good to start off a new site with a bang and add LOTS of content very quickly???

As I show in the 12 Step Success Strategy training I prefer to do things over time. Ideally you add pages 1 at a time – get your links – add more over time – so there is consistent growth.

I have added MANY pages to a site in the past but they usually get sandboxed. I have seen the slow and steady way works better – they usally do not have any trouble. You slowly gain trust and that MAGIC happens more and easier as you gain trust and establish your reputation as being solid and good.

Once you stop fluctuating you can add more faster and break more rules – but a new site needs to earn trust – old sites that have done evil things also may trigger alarms.

Contribute your BLOG to the BU announcement blogs network!

It’s easy! You can have BU members posting high quality content that will keep your blog FRESH and bring more traffic from more top rankings! DO IT! You’ll be glad you did!

Will there be a sandbox effect if you follow the 12 Step Success Stratgey training?

There should be no sandbox effect if you are follwoing the 12 steps and not hammering anything or blasting. (continued – read more of this article…)

Secret to Success – Ignoring the Noise!

Some things never change. For example I have found the secret to success is focusing on the really important stuff and not letting the noise get the best of you. Don’t let the distractions slow you down. Keep your eye on the prize and do what is needed to win!

There will always be noise out there waiting to get your attention – but you have a choice – focus your energy on something that would be more productive.

I have learned to do that for the most part – however it is always a challenge.

Also – there are things in life that present new challenges – so it never really gets too easy.

Funny but I just flashed back and can almost imagine the feeling of both joy and frustration I had in the early days back in 96 or 97 so when I was discovering how easy it was to make money doing the internet thing.

These days it’s mostly joy and a lot less frustration – but it’s still out there!

It’s funny – I just had a flash back to when I first started doing this internet thing and I was so into it and it was overwhelming how much money was coming in. Practically all I wanted to do was work to get more number one top rankings! It was an addiction. An obsession. Back then it was truly like shooting fish in a barrel! I was one of the few people doing it and there was a mad rush to grab all that I could!

Once I got a taste of the feeling of success and I figured out how to get more of it – that’s all I wanted to do!

When I first discovered the only limit to how much I could make was how much I threw out there I was on a mad mission to get as many web sites up as I could. I could barely sleep. All I wanted to do was hammer away and get more #1 top rankings. I was addicted to the success.

I discovered many tricks and shortcuts. It was the wild west and I continually found ways to get work done faster and more efficiently. I was getting really good at deciding what was most important to do – and what was wasting my time and not bringing me a return.

I don’t know why, but I can vividly remember when I was in line at a grocery store and I was feeling very impatient. I was so frustrated that I had to wait. All the lines in the store were so long and everything seemed to be in slow motion and it felt like it was such a huge waste of time.

I remember feeling trapped and helpless because at that point in time I had just figured out the fast way to success and I was starting to get so accustomed to finding new shortcuts and getting results faster and discovering new ways to get on top of the search engines.

I was in a mad rush to make all the money I could and I became really good at multitasking and so forth.

And here I was in line at the supermarket and I was stuck. I felt this slow motion grocery store thing didn’t offer any possibilities to help get me out the door faster.

I couldn’t find a solution to make it faster – but I did find a way to make use of that wasted time – next time I brought something with me to read while I was waiting in line. Probably the Planet Ocean SEO newsletter or something like that. There was so much new exciting info. It was a matter of finding out the hot trick that worked right now.

There was an especially mad rush because you never knew how long that TRICK would work before someone plugged the hole and the trick or secret tactic stopped working. It was a crazy time

It was crazy – I used to print out stuff and read it while waiting in line at the store or while eating lunch out etc. so I could at least keep up on all the trick seo things that would get me on top faster!

I settled down and relaxed more eventually but I still fondly remember those early days when it felt like every minute not hammering away was losing money.

I’m much more relaxed now and haven’t been doing that for along time. In fact I pretty much stopped reading stuff at meals a long time ago and try to enjoy life more.

I’m a bit more patient but very often I still wish that LIFE could have a fast forward button like my Tivo does. I’d skip the noise and fast forward to the good stuff!

Opt in – or – opt out from newsletters?

Internet Marketing related newsletters can be a great source of information. I try to keep on top of what other people in my business are doing. 

Yes – I know – a lot of the “email lists” from gurus are mostly sending out junk or selling stuff. I agree those suck and those kinds of emails are a big waste of time!

However – a LOT of the email I get from internet marketers lists I have opted in to receive emails from give me ideas and often actually inspire me!

I think it’s good to be aware and newsletters are a great way to keep on top of what is coming out and going down in our business!

 Not everyone feels this way.

I just saw a member post in the Blogging Underground members forum giving advice to “resign from all the other marketing lists you happen to be on”.

He also said “Get rid of all those emails that are hurting your plan and keeping you from being laser focused on your plan.”

I’m not sure that is the best way to put it… I do not agree completely.

It’s good advice to try and focus on doing the things that bring you the greatest return on your efforts – so it is good to spend LESS time with email in general – that is good sensible advice!

BUT that doesn’t mean you should cut yourself off from what is going on and get OFF of all marketing email lists. You can learn a lot from those emails!

I have long heard people give advice to opt out of all newsletter and email lists and for me – it’s not good advice. :?

People who are informed and knowledgeable are more likely to succeed. The more you know – the more opportunity there is.

Personally I feel if you are serious about what you do and want to be an expert in your industry you need to absorb everything you can and be aware of as much as possible if it relates to what you do to make a living.

I personally try to get on almost every list I can (if it’s in my industry) so I can keep up and be aware of what other people in my industry are doing.

 If I get spammed or INSULTED by what someone sends me I will OPT OUT for sure. But even then I learn a valuable lesson and am reminded what NOT to do to people on my lists – so it was worth opting in.

I also use FILTERS in gmail and for the most part only get exposed to important stuff UNLESS I go digging into my folders.

I try to NOT waste too much time reading email UNLESS I am looking for something or want to see what people in my biz are doing.

If you use FILTERS properly you can sign up to as much as you want.

I’m not suggesting you waste time or follow many different peoples advice or training – but I do think you’ll be well served by keeping on top of what is going on in marketing and occasionally reading the emails being sent out there – especially if you have web sites that try to sell things. :o

Now before you try to set me straight – remember I am the guy that brought you the whole over-analysis paralysis discussion over 5 years ago along the phrase information overload and all that stuff.

>>> Over Analysis Paralysis – stop wasting time!

I still believe that – but – for me – I would rather KNOW what is going on if it relates to my business.

Newsletters are free and often give a great insight to trends in our business.

I suggest you learn to FILTER better rather than OPT OUT :)

Look at my blog which is # 1 on Google!

Look at my blog which is # 1 on Google! I’ll show it to you!

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here, the internet marketing guy and it’s been really crazy this past week since opening the doors for the official launch of  Blogging Underground! I’ve done so much work packed into such a short amount of time – but – hey – it’s worth it as Blogging Underground now has more members than ever and it’s still going nuts one week into the launch!

 Now, I know most internet marketers are weary about sharing their websites and showing you actual top rankings, but I am going to show you one of my sites which is currently number one for a good volume “exact match” keyword with high profitability.

I have a free 48 minute video download for you where I go to Google and look up my keyword and show you my site which is ranked number one! Then I show you how YOU can do it too!

Please register for my Blogs Equal Money Newsletter and I will send it to you immediately!

In the “Link Your Way To The Top”  video I show you my actual dog blog which is ranking #1 on Google and I give you the full lowdown on what you need to do to get top rankings just like this any time you want! I show you the site and tell you what I did so you can do it too! It’s much easier than you may realize if you get a couple of things right!

I’m not afraid to do this because my site DESERVES to be number one and the way we get top rankings at Blogging Underground is not evil or something you’d be afraid to tell GRAMMA about! – inside joke – if you wouldn’t want to tell your Grandma how you did it – it can’t be something you’d be proud of!

I’d share this with Gramma for sure! No guilt!

So… I got to number one by creating a good site that serves the target keyword phrase and has a small amount of links pointing at it from some of the Blogging Undergound “announcement blogs”.

Nothing too complex. It was easy! Anyone can do this!

Is it a great site that should win awards? NO! But it serves the target keyword well and I am sure Google is more than happy to keep it at number one because people who click on my page linked on top of Google will be happy with the content they get. (continued – read more of this article…)

I Want to Help You Become a Super Affiliate!

Become a Super Affiliate with access to the really good stuff that will help you snag big commissions like crazy!

Heads up – you’re getting in first before we go wide as I just created a brand new “Super Affiliate Center” at Blogging Underground!

It’s really loaded with great tools to help you earn more money promoting Blogging Underground!

The payout is big with 50% recurring on the Blogging Underground monthly membership and 50% on the big annual deal!

A secret of many successful super affiliates is to promote high ticket products that convert well and this one is a winner with 50% on the $299 annual deal! Sell a few of those a day and you have a lucrative business just promoting one product!

Also – Blogging Underground is a long term product that offers value – we’re not just creating a flashy launch and shutting down – no – we are here for the long term so if you promote us you’ll be getting big paydays for a long time!

To manage affiliates I am using the Easy Click Mate script by Adrian Ling! It’s way cool and has lots of great tools and features! The super affiliate center is loaded with creatives and tools like the advanced link generator! You can link to any page and set your cookie so you get credit when your prospects join Blogging Underground! That’s huge!

send people to a review page or video – boom – big conversions!

The Blogging Underground Super affiliate Center is already loaded with lots of cool stuff but I’ll also soon be adding loads of affiliate training to help you guys become super affiliates! I have a lot planned!

Here is the link to the video and sign up page:

> It’s Free! Sign Up for the Super affiliate Center (continued – read more of this article…)

Setting Up WordPress the Right way to Cash in On January Money!

Hi! It’s Mike Liebner here and I have a free WordPress training video to share with you, a big bonus offer for Blogging Underground, plus I wanted to extend wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and prosperous year in 2011!

I’m very excited about a new year and the opportunities that are waiting right around the corner. The “After Christmas” flurry of online activity is already starting with new computer users, and those with gift money burning a hole in their pockets, poised and ready to start spending their money!

I hope you’re ready to cash in!

I remind you guys every year that January is ALWAYS the biggest month for affiliates.

It’s always a monster!

If you have blogs or web sites that sell stuff or you’re promoting stuff as an affiliate, January is the time that people will make you successful if you have what they are looking for!

Of course, I am here to help you and it’s easier to cash in than you may realize!

In the spirit of giving and helping you to be ready for the big rush, I’d like to give you the 96 minutes of Blogging Underground training videos showing you how to install WordPress the Blogging Underground way (the right way).

http://www.bloggingunderground.com/bu/wordpress-installation-setup/

These videos will help you set up WordPress the right way to get more top rankings!

Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or someone who creates lots of new blogs, you will definitely find some nuggets to help you get more top rankings from watching the 3 training videos.

Now – to make it even easier to get top rankings and more free search engine traffic from Google, I have a big bonus for those of you who invest in Blogging Underground and take advantage of the 1 Year Special Membership for $299. that works out to less than $25. per month for full access to BU and all of our announcement blogs!

http://www.bloggingunderground.com/special-offers/bonus/

If you invest in a 1 year membership now, I would like to give you a bonus of 4,800 PLR Articles that you can select from www.UndergroundPLR.com – the Article Underground back issue store!

This is really big because with a library of 12 zips containing 4,800 PLR Articles it will be super easy to put up new blog posts

and get backlinks using our blog network! Copy and paste the snippets like I do! It’s so easy and works like magic!

Please consider joining now to get the bonus! It will help you get pages up fast and get links faster than ever so you can get more free traffic from Google! And even if you don’t join now – be sure to watch the free BU training videos!

http://www.bloggingunderground.com/bu/wordpress-installation-setup/

Well, that’s all for now! It’s an exciting time with tons of opportunities for all of us! I hope you get everything you want and have a fantastic year in 2011.

Best wishes for your online success!

Your Gift of 10 mini site templates

Gift 10 Hot Site Templates for Free!

 I have something really special to cheer you up this holiday season!

 My friend Welly gave me 10 mini site templates worth $170. I can give to you for free!

These are gorgeous modern website designs that are simple to use for sales letters, squeeze pages or even full blown sites! You can do anything you want with them!

Stop by to preview all of the 10 free templates! They’re hot!

http://www.articleunderground.com/sitetemplates

Reminder: Blogging Underground Big Bonus Deal

I just wanted to remind you that you can get a bonus of 4,800 PLR Articles of Your Choice with a 1 Year membership to Blogging Underground that works out to a crazy $24.91 per month for FULL ACCESS for a year! You’ll find all the details at:

http://www.bloggingunderground.com/special-offers/bonus/

There has never been a sweeter deal with bigger savings and a better bonus! (continued – read more of this article…)

Blogging Underground and Facebook

Facebook is great but I must say I regularly have moments where I go – “huh – what is up with that?”

OK, so I admit it. I got caught in this confusing merry go round of a mess trying to get what I would call a “vanity URL” for my Blogging Underground fan page at Facebook. You know a short easy to remember URL (web address).

I already had one for my “personal page” at Facebook and that all made perfect sense:

http://www.facebook.com/mikeliebner

But what about the business page aka fan page I created for Blogging Underground? It was a long-ass URL that no one would remember.

I wanted to brand my Facebook Blogging Underground “fan page”.

I wanted that URL to be short and sweet too…

Well, I finally figured it out and I now have the URL on Facebook that I have wanted.

http://www.facebook.com/bloggingunderground

Now, I like to think I am pretty sharp – but hey – I’m a busy guy – so I feel like Facebook really gave me a runaround on this whole facebook web address thing and it took me longer than it should have. (continued – read more of this article…)

Add Your Blog Feeds to My New RSS Directory

Need backlinks? Add your RSS FEED and get linked instantly!

I just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of my new feed directory site RSS 6 which I made for you guys to get links FAST for your blogs.

Simply set up a new free account and then login to add your RSS FEEDS.

The site is very unique as it was made from the ground up to be “marketing friendly”! It will link your most recent post on the front page of RSS6 plus it will create a PAGE for your feed with the keyword you choose as the TITLE of your page on Rss6.

The page will also list your other posts on the page for your feed and unlike other directories – the links are actual HTML links  toyour pages. No redirects or cgi mumbo jumbo – just pure links so the pages get noticed fast!

Also – unlike most directories – we actually keep an archive of your posts – they are permanent in that they will alway sremain in our index of post URLS from your feeds – however – a big distinction is that the pages do not automatically update to show your newest feeds. (continued – read more of this article…)

Words Equal Money Keyword Research Webinar

Are you fascinated by Keyword Research as much as I am?

It’s a lot of fun but more importantly keyword research can help you make more money online with your web site! If you want to improve your success please try out my Free Keyword Research Tool – AUKDAT – it will evaluate your web page and give you the keyword density for single keywords – two word phrases and even three word phrases! AUKDAT is the one keyword research tool you must have bookmarked! Watch the AUKDAT Keyword Research Tips Video – it’s loaded with great ideas!

I wanted to personally invite you to join me today, May 20, 2010 at 5 PM EDT for a special live “Words Equal Money” event, as I present a webinar on Keyword Research.

> Register Here (webinar replay video)

In just a few hours I’ll be spending 90 minutes with keyword research expert Jon Shugart of Keyword Rockstar fame whom I will be interviewing live with you there to help me ask the really good questions.

The first 60 minutes I will be interviewing Jon and having a conversation about keyword research, and the next 30 minutes we will be taking YOUR questions live!

If there is anything you would like to know – this is your chance to get the answers!

This is NOT a canned presentation and I will do my best to get the really good stuff out of Jon including the low down on the situation where Google went off on affiliate marketers and went out and shut down thousands of accounts, as well as reveal opportunities about buying cheap PPC clicks, getting free organic search traffic and so much more!

This will be 90 minutes well spent!

There are a limited number of seats for today’s live event – so if  you want to join us – please register now!

Reserve your “Words Equal Money” Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/436729608

REPLAY VIDEO (continued – read more of this article…)

Blogs are for Making Money, right???

How many blogs do you have???

Are some of them for business purposes?? What about the “personal blogs”… do you have one of those?

 At least one I hope! Ideally several… I have several… that’s good – right?

Blogs are for making money – at least – BUSINESS blogs are for making money.

Personal blogs are for sharing stuff and having fun.

Two different things entirely.

I found out pretty soon after starting this blog – Mike Liebner’s Internet Marketing Blog – my first personal/business blog – that having one “personal blog” simply is not enough!

I initially intended for this blog to be for reinforcing my business identity and credibility as being an expert in internet marketing related topics. 

I wanted to discuss topics about doing business online and publish internet marketing articles – BUT – I am also into a lot of other things too.

Like most people – I have a lot of interests. Music, photography, computers, technology etc.

But the topics could NOT coexist together in the same place… at least not while having the max impact I desired. My business oriented intentions needed to have the focus.

Do you want to have a “professional identity”? If yes – a business blog is what you need.

Blogs can have many intended purposes – you can post for fun, pleasure, goofing around or BUSINESS. Not funny bidness but MAKE MONEY BUSINESS. (continued – read more of this article…)

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want

According to Zig Ziglar “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”

According to Mike Liebner – “it’s true!”

I just ran into that quote today and it struck a chord with me.

I can honestly say that a great part of my success, especially my more recent success, is a direct result of helping people get what they want. It’s part of what I do. I enjoy helping other people.

Now, I’ll go easy on the self-serving, make my self feel good talk, but let me just say that I have been very fortunate in my life and that I am very satisfied with the path I have taken to get me where I am now.

While I do sell a product (with more coming!) I do attribute a great deal of my personal success to the fact that I offer training and assistance and make a lot of it freely available without asking for a penny. I’m happy to help others.

My business revolves around helping other people achieve success as web publishers and internet marketers.

I make available training videos and helpful articles and regularly send out newsletter messages to my mailing list and Words Equal Money subscribers with tips and suggestions on how to do some of these internet marketing type things that can bring us what we want. (continued – read more of this article…)

Which is better: Exact Duplicate Content or Similar?

Should you stay away from using PLR articles because Google hates duplicate content???

It’s not that Google hates duplicate content – after all – they index millions of pages that have duplicate content – so if they hate it – why do they bother indexing it at all???

The “duplicate content penalty” myth has gotten out of control! You really need to be more SPECIFIC when you talk about this stuff or tons of people will get scared and take the poor advice on avoiding duplicate content because they think they will get banned or hit in the face with a brick.

Simply not so.

So – does that mean that Google LOVES duplicate content – or do they just hate it but tolerate it???

I wrote a few articles that will give you insight – I suggest you read them because they have all the dirt! I’ll link them at the bottom, but let’s try to get one of those summary type statements in the mix.

I say that you need to look at it like Google and the other search engines do – they want to rank a page on top – so they do their calculations and stuff and make decisions.

Do they do something DRASTIC when they see a page that  looks like another page in their index???

NO! They don’t PENALIZE you just for being similar to another page – but they might penalize you for something else!

Yes, Google most likely prefers content that is NOT “EXACT DUPLICATE CONTENT”!

Ahhhh… so that means similar content is better than EXACT, right???

YES! That’s the best way to look at it! (continued – read more of this article…)

Super Affiliate Marketing and Higher Commissions

Do you want to be a super affiliate?

An Article Underground member just sent me an email with a few questions about affiliate programs, high ticket items and Adsense. I thought I’d share the info with you guys as well!

“Can you make more money with higher ticket items/higher payouts? Which affiliate programs are best? Are banners really less effective than text links?”

My thoughts came flowing… this is not a guide or lesson – just some of my thoughts.

It depends on your niche(s) and web site themes, so there are no fixed answers for the best affiliate programs, however the idea is to stay away from LOW payouts and low percentage of sales – a 5 or 10% commission is generally just not worth promoting unless you are easily selling something for $1,000. or more.

How hard is it to get that payout??? Do you have to work hard for it?

In most cases – getting conversions requires work – so larger payouts are generally a safer bet and often require the same amount of work or less.

This all changes if you have HUGE TRAFFIC NUMBERS to work with. But then again – it also depends if the traffic is highky targeted or not.

Sure – you can make money promoting free smiley giveaways with a $1.75 payout per lead – but ONLY if you have HUGE traffic – because it is very unlikely you have a web page or site that is smiley targeted and gets huge traffic.

General – mainstream – untargeted traffic is not bad to have – but your conversion rates will be muc less and you will need to work pretty hard to find something that converts. Not everything will.

Unless you have insane volume and huge traffic numbers, it’s very hard to make money off pennies, dimes or even dollar payouts. That said – if you can get a lot of conversions very easily with an IRRESISTABLE OFFER for little effort or money spent – that’s different. But it’s a rarity.

In all honesty – it’s pretty much a crapshoot. You need to throw stuff out there to see what converts and what sells.

That is why I often have difficulty giving training with specifics. The variables always make things hard to pin down. There are so many variables.

What kind of traffic. What are they visiting for? Are there looking for information on a broad topic or a specific tight keyword phrase???

While it never hurts to have a large amount of untargeted traffic – it is almost always preferable to have some or even a LITTLE traffic that is VERY TARGETED – because you can find something that is more likely to convert. Match a product that is what that visitor needs and you will have higher conversions.

Which affiliate programs/networks??? (continued – read more of this article…)

38 Min Video With Anthony Robbins, John Reese and Frank Kern

Are you a Tony Robbins fan???

I’d like to turn you on to a free inspirational video that I just watched which is posted on Tony’s blog.

I think it may help motivate you to start taking action and get moving towards your dreams and goals!

Any of you guys that have been with me for a while may have noticed that I’m a big Tony Robbins follower. I even include a quote from Anthony Robbins in the signature of my email messages (see bottom of this post).

Oddly enough, last night I watched the Anthony Robbins infomercial on TV (worth watching by the way) and I had written down the phone number so I could buy his newest course. I haven’t done that yet, but it seems funny that Tony keeps popping up everywhere I go. In fact last night a friend asked me about Tony Robbins at dinner, and today I got an email from an affiliate news list I am on and it gave the link to this video. (continued – read more of this article…)