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  1. 1. Thank you for downloading this report (although I’d like to call it a write up,really, because I am so fed up with the “reports” out there). And let me get tothe point immediately, because your time is valuable (I hope you know that).Who should read this and who shouldn’t?If you want to learn something so you can apply it to your own situation, this isfor you. I don’t pretend to learn you to make money overnight and buy your firstFerrari next week. What I want to learn you is how you can find out for yourselfwhat works and what not.If you think you know everything there is to know about SEO, this is not for you,for the simple reason that people “who know it all” can not study somethingproperly. Scientific fact. The great minds of this world and in our history all hadone thing in common: they were INTERESTED, not BEING INTERESTING.As you can see, I don’t like to open with a copyright notice. Not that I likepeople violating copyrights (I actually don’t like it at all) but for the simplereason that all that I have learned which is in the below write-up, I learned fromothers and through the hard work of researching SEO methods myself. Thisreport is just a write-up I made because I am actually excited that I foundsomething which is giving me results and is boosting the rankings of mywebsite. Now, with Penguin 2.0 (I mean, whatevah) kicking in, I have even seena boost of my rankings and traffic, although I am not pulling hundreds ofthousands of visitors to my website (the niche is quite big, but the search trafficfor single keywords is not into the hundreds of thousands per the Googlekeyword tool) but for a new websites to have thousands of visitors a month aftermonth 2 ain’t that bad if it is practically all coming from SEO in a market that isquite competive. The market leaders are all PR 7 and 8 websites and for somekeywords I am ranking Nr. 1 on the first page and above these giants, withoutANY page rank. So not bad, right? And again, I am not the SEO God that justcalled you to follow his religion. This write up is made so you can pick up thethings that would work for you, not because I say so you should.Now, a short introduction about myself, so you know why I wrote this write upand why I chose for the niche I am targeting. 25 years ago (yeah, I know, I am“an old fart in his fifties”) I had a very disturbing thing happening to me. I amnot trying to scare you away, but I think when I tell you this, you know I am notwriting this to trick you into buying something. This is not a sales pitch. At theend of the 80-ies somebody actually tried to kill me and almost succeed in anarmed robbery. To be honest, life sort of changed after that (and I can assureyou, that is an understatement). I had a paralyzed arm for a while (it is allfunctioning again) and my life just wasn’t the same anymore as you can imagine
  2. 2. maybe. Life became the most precious thing I had and I had no time for any BS(short for bullshit if you wonder) anymore. I had a dark 7 years after theincident, until I realized the asshole (excuse my French) was actually still rulingmy life. That was an interesting realization and as they say in the Englishlanguage: the rest was history.Why do I tell you this? To impress you? Not really. I tell you this to make youunderstand that the life I live is far too valuable to sit down and spend my timewriting something to trick someone else into something or give him a lot ofcrap. I hope this is clear now. Okay, so let’s say what I have to say and I reallyhope you can do something with it. No fancy layout, no fancy words, just what Iexperienced and maybe you can do something with it. If only one of the readersgets inspired to do something with this data and succeeds with his ownendeavours online, I have accomplished my goal for this write up. So here wego.A few years ago I started to explore this mighty thing called the Internet and Iwanted to find out where traffic is coming from so I started a website in theEntertainment niche, to be precise, about the then new TV show The Voice. Ifound some great traffic sources I don’t see a lot of buzz about, but a websitelike Yfrog gave me thousands of visitors A DAY! My host even startedcomplaining because at my best day I had almost 15.000 views and the bestmonth on Adsense made me over $1,133.84. And all based on my own researchand not using a lot of stuff from others. There was a short period of time I wasranking above websites from NBC, CNN, PerezHilton and the like. However,this is not a niche that makes you a lot of income really. Tried all kinds of offers,but the simple truth of the matter is: these visitors are no buyers and I am notinterested in promoting Dating websites, because I think 99% of them are full ofcrap. As a side note: most traffic I got because I used dates in my blog posttitles, like The Voice 19 January. And yes, I know the proper English is“January 19th” but I know nobody is typing it like that in the holy Google searchbox. Dates, months, numbers, etc., when used right can give you a shit load oftraffic.The good thing about that time period is that I started building Wordpresswebsites (or should I say, struggled to build them), using templates from ElegantThemes. What I like about Elegant Themes is they are very good for beginnersand you get all the help you need on their support forum. So I learned a lot aboutWordpress and its perks and problems. And by the way, if you want to checkthem out and you don’t mind supporting the guy that is writing this (in otherwords me) you can click here and check them out. (Darn, am I selling yousomething now? I bet some sour people will tell me I just tried to. Shall weignore them?)
  3. 3. I started experimenting a lot further with SEO, because one thing I can tell you:even though I am not doing anything anymore with this earlier mentionedwebsite about The Voice, I am still getting 200 visitors a day with no blog postupdates for almost a year now. This is all free search engine traffic and stillgiving me a small amount of Adsense income.Anyway, enough about that, let’s start telling you exactly what I did with one ofmy current websites and what are the elements of the success I am having withjust one website that I used as a test and is now running great in a much smallerniche than the Entertainment niche: the Wordpress themes niche. Although notvery small, it is a very hard to penetrate and competitive niche where there isdecent traffic, although you have to really work for it. Which by the way is thebiggest myth going around on the Net in my opinion, that you can work less andmake more. You don’t have to take my word for it, but as soon as I see thatstatement these days, it goes “click” and my mouse kills the page or PDF file.But through my work I can tell you some key factors you can use for your ownniche to get more traffic and test it for yourself and that is the whole purpose ofthis writing. I have isolated a few factors that made my site and YouTube videosranking very high in the search engines (yes, also after this beast Penguin 2.0was released). But for you to read on, let’s first give you a few of my rankingkeywords, so you can check for yourself whether you should further invest anyof your time in this write up or not. Because it all boils down to the fact whetherI really rank. I am also saying this because times change and when you mightread this report a long time after its release, Penguin 6.2 or some other beastmight have eaten my websites alive and this text will be obsolete. Again, I amtrying to be honest with you. Check several of them, because the search enginesare as stable with their rankings as the Titanic on the Atlantic Ocean with a fieldof icebergs in her path. So no ranking is for eternity, but if you find overall thatthe rankings look good, go ahead and check out what I have to say further belowthe examples I am giving you now.First keyword: Hot Topix WordpressHot Topix is a very popular Wordpress theme. You will see the 3rdand 4thplaceare both WordpressExamples links (link is http://wordpressexamples.com by theway). The first one is to my website (and yes, with a thumbnail, I will explainyou later how I get that there) and the 4thplace is my YouTube video (which isbasically embedded on the web page that is ranking Nr. 3 by the way and isshowing up with two different thumbnails… How do I do THAT? You’ll findout later on.) This result is from May 23, 2013. I bet you will see something elsebecause frankly, when you check out a keyword in a different location you getdifferent results, but even in a different browser you might get different results
  4. 4. (which, for the SEO freaks amongst you, has nothing to do with cookies by theway). Anyway, check it out below.The next keyword is a little less competitive and the keyword is CiolaWordpress Theme. And you can see the result below.I am ranking Nr 1 and 2 for this keyword. And notice that Themeforest isranking below me (which is a very strong website).
  5. 5. Now, let’s look at something a little more competitive: Wordpress themes forMusicians. Sorry for the different screenshot, but at the time of this writing, theprogram I using to make the same screenshots failed me, so I had to do it all byhand and crop it myself.I rank Nr. 2 with the website and on the last position with the video fromYouTube. Again, it may vary on your end a little.Another one, highly competitive… Effective News Wordpress is the keyword(and by the way, I hope you understand this is not my current look that you seein the thumbnail):
  6. 6. Again, Nr. 1 and Nr. 2 on the first page. Just check it out for yourself. Andagain, the site that is ranking below me is a PR 7 monster with an Alexa Rank of129.Now, without boring you any further with these results, you can check foryourself the following keywords and see if you see a website with“wordpressexamples” in it or uploaded (for YouTube videos) byWordpressExamples.attixx wordpress themeavada wordpress theme (which is a theme that has sold tens of thousands oftimes, see the proof here)quentin wordpress themewordpress theme for musicianswordpress themes for musicianskallyas themekallyas wordpress themeresponsive wordpress examplessquidmag wordpress themeand last but not least, check out the keyword Wordpress Examples and see howmany times I am on the first and second page of Google.
  7. 7. Again, when in some distant future, this report is landing in your lap and theserankings have dissapeared, now is a good time to stop reading. But if some ormost of them are still popping up, I think you have a reason to continue reading,because from now on I give you a few simple steps you can implement todramatically increase your rankings for whatever website you are running.What I will give you now is a list of things I did and which you can do,however, one of the most important things I will give you first and that is a littlepiece about your attitude towards your business. Now, I know you have all readit in a lot of write ups from others and it usually is about how you have to handleyour state of mind. There is a lot of bogus stuff out there like the NLPs and whathave you of this world (really, in the end this stuff doesn’t really work) but thereis something which I think just sums it all up when you talk about attitude, etc. Itis a piece written quite some time ago by Dr. Barrios, a psychologist. Normally Iwouldn’t recommend ANYTHING from a psychologist, for the simple reason Ithink the world would look a whole lot better without them. If there is ANY areawhere you get NO RESULTS for you money, it is psychology and psychiatry.But this guy at least wrote something useful about the caharacteristics ofgeniuses. Yes, to succeed online you’ve got to work towards being a genius andhe sums it up in a readable format. What you do with it, that’s up to you, butread the below and you’ll know what I mean. This is all you ever need aboutattitde towards life and living: the 24 characteristics geniuses have in common.1. DRIVE. Geniuses have a strong desire to work hard andlong. They’re willing to give all they’ve got to a project.Develop your drive by focusing on your future success, and keepgoing.2. COURAGE. It takes courage to do things others considerimpossible. Stop worrying about what people will think if you’redifferent.3. DEVOTION TO GOALS. Geniuses know what they want andgo after it. Get control of your life and schedule. Havesomething specific to accomplish each day.4. KNOWLEDGE. Geniuses continually accumulateinformation. Never go to sleep at night without having learnedat least one new thing each day. Read. And question people whoknow.5. HONESTY. Geniuses are frank, forthright and honest. Takethe responsibility for thins that go wrong. Be willing to admit, ‘Igoofed’ and learned from mymistakes.6. OPTIMISM. Geniuses never doubt they will succeed.Deliberately focus your mind on something good coming up.
  8. 8. 7. ABILITY TO JUDGE. Try to understand the facts of asituation before you judge. Evaluate things on an openedminded, unprejudiced basis and be willing to change your mind.8. ENTHUSIASM. Geniuses are so excited about what they aredoing, it encourages others to cooperate with them. Reallybelieve that things will out well. Don’t hold back.9. WILLINGNESS TO TAKE CHANCES. Overcome your fearof failure. You won’t be afraid to take chances once you realizeyou can learn from your mistakes.10. DYNAMIC ENERGY. Don’t sit on your butt waiting forsomething good to happen. Be determined to make it happen.11. ENTERPRISE. Geniuses are opportunity seekers. Bewilling to take on jobs others won’t touch. Never be afraid to trythe unknown.12. PERSUASION. Geniuses know how to motivate people tohelp them get ahead. You’ll find it easy to be persuasive if youbelieve in what you’re doing.13. OUTGOINGNESS. I’ve found geniuses able to makefriends easily and be easy on their friends. Be a ‘booster’ notsomebody who puts others down. That attitude will win youmany valuable friends.14. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE. Geniuses are generallyable to get their ideas across to others. Take everyopportunity toexplain your ideas to others.15. PATIENCE. Be patient with others most of the time, butalways be impatient with your self. Expect far more of yourselfthan others.16. PERCEPTION. Geniuses have their mental radar workingfull time. Think more ofothers’ needs and wants than you doyour own.17. PERFECTIONISM. Geniuses cannot tolerate mediocrity,particularly in themselves. Never be easily satisfied with yourself. Always strive to do better.18. SENSE OF HUMOR. Be willing to laugh at your ownexpense. Don’t take offense when the joke is on you.19. VERSATILITY. The more things you learn to accomplish,the more confidence you will develop. Don’t shy away from newendeavors.20. ADAPTABILITY. Being flexible enables you to adapt tochanging circumstances readily. Resist doing things the sameold way. Be willing to consider new options.
  9. 9. 21. CURIOSITY. An inquisitive, curious mind will help youseek out new information. Don’t be afraid to admit you don’tknow it all. Always ask questions about things you don’tunderstand.22. INDIVIDUALISM. Do things the way you think they shouldbe done, without fearing somebody’s disapproval.23. IDEALISM. Keep your feet on the ground- but have yourhead in the clouds. Strive to achieve great things, not just foryourself but for the better of mankind.24. IMAGINATION. Geniuses know how to think in newcombinations, see things from a different perspective, thananyone else. Unclutter your mental environment to develop thistype of imagination. Give yourself time each day to daydream,to fantasize, to drift into a dreamy inner life the way you did asa child.End of quote. Pretty awesome, huh? Now we have that covered (in other words,if you don’t follow the above you won’t come a long way on the Net), let’s lookat the ingredients needed for consistent rankings and there aren’t that many.1. Give Google the idea you love them and they’ll love you!Sometimes I have to laugh about the things people do to get rankings. They doall the things Google hates and go for short term rankings. After Penguin 3.0 orwhat have you, they can start all over again. Also, did you ever see the spammessages these people try to put on your website? How friggin moronic arethey? You really think I am going to OK these insane comments? And guesswhat? Google knows! So automated link building is a sure way to get your asskicked by Big G in the long run. No, you have to make Google love you todeath! And it is SOOOOO simple really. Google owns Google + and YouTube,so if you concentrate on these two things to promote your website, Google isjust going to love you.The key here is to set up your Google + account and use your keywords in yourbio, links on your profile, etc. Do the same with your YouTube channel. And theonly thing you do with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., is to do the same andLINK THOSE TO YOUR GOOGLE + account. Google now knows you are allabout (YOUR KEYWORD). So if you sell mountain bikes, set it up so Googlejust has to think you are an authority on the subject of mountain bikes. On allprofiles you talk about mountain bikes and the only friends you are trying to get,is people in your Google + circles. That is all. With this you are pretty much halfway there. Yes, it takes some time so you have to have some patience, but
  10. 10. really, if you use Google products like Google + and YouTube, Google will loveyou.2. Do you really need Unique Content?Yes and no… Yes, you have to have at least part of your blog posts andYouTube descriptions in a unique format, but in the videos I always throw thefeatures of the Wordpress Themes and guess what, it DOESN’T MATTER! Theproof is in the rankings. But the first part I always make unique. Like 100-200words. The blog post I make totally unique and 300 words. No more and I tellyou why very soon. The blog post has 1 or 2 pictures and a video. Needless tosay that the video has the same keyword in the title as the blog post or as closeas possible to the keyword and the pictures have the right tags and titles with thekeyword as well. The video links back to your blog post, where the video isembedded. Most of my videos I make with ProShow Gold and Camtasia. Thereason being rendering in ProShow is fast if you have a decent computer.3. The most important plugins you will ever use!This is key, and maybe I should have even made this the most important point,because there are two plugins which are pretty much mandatory. These pluginsare produced by the biggest Wordpress authority on the Net in my opinion, aguy called Joost de Valk from The Netherlands, aka Yoast. The reason why hecalled his website http://yoast.com is apparently that is exactly how youpronounce his name in the Dutch language. These plugins are called WordpressSEO (which is a free plugin) which is the turbo version of All In One SEO packthat a lot of people are using, and the other plugin, which is a paid plugin I amafraid, is called Video SEO for Wordpress. This is basically the plugin that willoptimize your video on your blog post and will create the Video Thumbnail inthe search engines. And believe me, people like to click on those! You can readall about this plugin here: http://yoast.com/wordpress/video-seo/4. Yes, links are still important!I use a program called Backlink Snatcher to spy on the competition and rip theirbacklink profile. What I mean is I get all website addresses that link to them.Thus now I have a whole list of websites I can get a link from and I makecomments on these websites. Just a few a day, which builds up your link profilenicely. I don’t overdo it. I don’t care about anchor text so much. I just get thelinks to my website.
  11. 11. 5. Tweets, retweets, FB likes.I make sure that I get a decent amount of Tweets, Retweets and FB likes to mywebsite. There is not a lot more to say about it. Next to Google + this is thesocial proof that I am getting to show Google I am socially active.6. Set up automation through IFTTT.comJust check out YouTube or Google and find out about IFTTT.com and set upyour automated recipes on this website. I am not going to explain that websitehere, just now that I am using it.7. Be patient!With all the information you are getting in your mail, you are liable to try out alot of other stuff. I tell you, it ain’t really needed. If you follow the above, youWILL rank. Period! So just continue and do the things above over and overagain and you will find yourself back in the Search Engines.If you liked the report, you can also check out my YouTube channel to see whatkind of videos I make. http://www.youtube.com/user/WordpressExamplesIf you are looking for great Wordpress Themes, you can check out the belowlinks:Wordpress Themes 1Wordpress Themes 2These are both affiliate links, just so you know.I hope you are going to be successful and that you can do something positivewith the above data.Best, J. Lavooijaka Codenaamhttp://wordpressexamples.com

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