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  • 1. Website Promotion & Traffic Generation How to let people know you exist and get them to come to your website!
  • 2. My Experience and Knowledge
    • On the internet even before it was public domain!
    • Several online businesses/websites, of which the two biggest are: LandlordMax.com and FollowSteph.com
    • 3 years & 3 partners – CCE to Symbiotic
    • Own several hundred domains (Affiliate marketing, Deleted domains, Adsense, co-ventures, etc.)
  • 3. Resources & Links All resources and links will be available at: http://www.LearningCentre.com/webPromotions.html
  • 4. Goal: to make $$$ on the Internet
    • Get lots of targeted traffic to your site
    • Ensure visitors enjoy your site & find it useful, so they come back & bring their friends.
    • Effectively monetize your traffic without sacrificing goal one or two.
    • (Concepts: Flowers , Bees , Honey)
  • 5. The 3 Views
    • Visitors : What do they look for?
    • S.E.O. : Search bots for SERP
    • Adsense : Contextual analysis
  • 6. Adsense View
    • Page content affects the contextual advertising Keywords
    • Keywords have wide ranging bid values (BV)
    • Keywords have wide ranging variations in clicks
  • 7. S.E.O. (Bot view)
    • Search Bot reads the site for content and how the content is found used. (T1, H1, link text)
    • Search Bot reports back its findings to Google to help determine SERP
  • 8. Visitor View
    • Content Quality & Quantity
    • Flow / Navigation
    • Site Aesthetics
  • 9. Why is the Visitor View Important?
    • TRAFFIC !!!
  • 10. Why is Traffic Important?
    • More traffic = more $$$
  • 11. How Traffic Affects Revenues
    • Exponential Growth
    yourmoney2keep.com 40-150% growth/month Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net now makes over $1 million a year!
  • 12. Why Does Traffic makes more $$$?
    • In business everything is a multiplier:
      • Product * customer service * sales * marketing * …
    • The same is true for websites:
      • SEO * traffic * monetization * …
  • 13. Traffic Over Time
    • Exponential growth
    • Less time and energy is needed as traffic increases.
    • The larger your traffic is the less effort you need to increase it!
  • 14. How Will Visitors Find You?
    • SEO = traffic from search engine
    • (search engine optimization)
    • Getting traffic from being found high up in the search engines results pages (SERP’s) for one or more specific keyword search terms
    • Most people only look through the first few pages to find what they are looking for
    • Page rank
    • Link popularity
  • 15. Why is SEO so Important?
    • Search rank is crucial for traffic
  • 16. Why is Website Promotion Important?
    • You need both
      • Multiplier effect
      • Different websites have different traffic sources
  • 17. Type of Promotion to Use
    • Determine your website goal to determine the type of website promotions you will use
      • Free service/product (Easiest to promote!)
      • Blog
      • Business
      • Affiliate marketing
      • Spammy
      • Domain parking (hardest to promote!)
  • 18. Types Of Free Promotions
    • Content
    • Free product, service, ebook, etc.
    • Social Network Sites
    • Linking
      • In your content
      • Reciprocally
      • One-way links
    • Commenting
    • News Tips
    • Directories
    • Pinging
    • E-zines
  • 19. Types Of Paid Promotions
    • Adwords
    • Press Releases
    • Buying domains
    • Buying deleted domains
  • 20. Quick Test: Which Type of Promotion Works With The Following Websites?
  • 21. Google.com
  • 22. CanadianHats.com
  • 23. Layouts.com
  • 24. FollowSteph.com
  • 25. LandlordMax.com
  • 26. Cnn.com
  • 27. Reddit.com
  • 28. ProBlogger.net
  • 29. PayPal.com
  • 30. Ebay.com
  • 31. InfoWorkShop.com
  • 32. Symbiotic.com
  • 33. Free Promotional Methods
  • 34. Free Service/Product - 1
    • Easiest promotional method
      • Everyone likes free stuff!!!
    • Examples:
      • Google.com!
      • Cnn.com
      • SEOChat
      • Internet Explorer (anyone remember Netscape?)
      • Symbiotic.com
  • 35. What can YOU Offer for Free?
    • Content!!!
    • Ebooks (Seth Godin)
    • Software (Internet Explorer)
    • Service (Google, LandlordMax Real Estate Analyzer)
    • Resources (Layouts.com)
    • Etc.
  • 36. Content!!!
    • Offering FREE VALUABLE content IS the most effective way to generate traffic
    • Talking about your dog, cat, the food you ate today, etc. is NOT valuable content
  • 37. Content
  • 38. What Makes Good Content?
    • Focused content
      • Be about something and not about everything
      • Be an industry leader, an authority on a topic you know well
      • Talk about things that interest you and others (if it doesn’t interest you it will show in your content)
  • 39. How Specific Should my Content Be?
    • Niche
      • Not to specific so you have nothing to write about (1996 Honda Civic Model LX)
      • Not to broad so that no one knows what you’re talking about (everything)
    • You can sometimes (rarely) break these rules successfully (LifeHacker.com)
  • 40. What Makes Great Content - 1
    • Talk about a specific topic
    • Great headlines!!!
      • You generally have 5-7 seconds to interest your reader
    • Make the text “scanable”
      • bold points of interest
    • Have an opinion
    • Short content
      • More than 2 paragraphs, less than 2-3 pages (this rule can be broken)
  • 41. What Makes Great Content - 2
    • It’s not about you
    • Connect with your reader emotionally first then follow with logic
    • Tell stories
    • Corrret speling n’ gramar
    • Use the active voice
    • Help and Tutorials
    • How to’s
    • Lists
      • Top 10, Best places, 5 Quickest, …
  • 42. What Makes Great Content - 3
    • Original content
    • Timeless content (most valuable)
    • Be real
    • Use “power” words
    • Be courteous
    • Interviews with well-known people
    • Use photos
    • Use diagrams, images, things to attract the eyes
  • 43. What Makes Great Content - 4
    • Create your own identity
    • Assume each day some of your readers are new (don’t leave them behind)
    • Link to your other posts
    • Point to amazing resources (especially unknown ones!)
    • Link to great sites for extra information
    • Don’t be boring!
  • 44. What Makes BAD Content
    • Dear diary entries
      • Talking about your dog, daily life, etc.
    • Talking about nothing
    • Extraneous usage of overzealous utterances and discourse
      • Write so everyone can understand what you’re saying!
    • Use Bait and Switch in your headlines
    • Regurgitate the same content
    • Copy large amounts of content from others.
  • 45. How Often Should Content Be Updated?
    • Often enough so that people still think your alive but not too much so that you overload them
      • Once a month is too long between posts, you’ll lose they interest and people will stop checking in with you
      • 10 times a day is too many because people won’t bother keeping up and will feel overwhelmed
        • Quality runs low as it’s hard to keep up this pace
        • Threatens credibility because of the perceived decrease in quality
      • Test your particular audience
        • FollowSteph is about every other day but worked fairly well with once a week
  • 46. Headlines
    • VERY IMPORTANT
    • 5-7 seconds to get attention
    • 8 out of 10 people read the headline
      • 2 out of 10 read the posts!
    • Example
      • Exact same article posted on Digg.com
        • First submitter: essentially ignored
        • Second submitter: 300 diggs!
    • Don’t mimic, understand WHY a headline works
  • 47. What Makes A Good Headline?
    • Offers something useful
    • Provides a sense of urgency
    • A unique useful benefit
    • Is specific
    • Is credible (quantify – 7% of readers…)
    • Use swipe files for suggestions
  • 48. Does Your Headline:
    • Offer the reader a benefit for reading the article?
    • Can you quantify your headline?
    • Is your headline believable? If not, can you add specifics to quantify it?
    • Does it provide a strong emotional trigger?
    • Can you make it more intriguing?
  • 49. Example Headlines That Work
    • The Secret of [blank]
      • The Secret of Getting Your Home Loan Approved
    • Little Known Ways to [blank]
      • Little Known Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill
    • Get Rid of [problem] Once and For All
      • Get Rid of That Carpet Stain Once and For All
    • Here’s a Quick Way to [solve a problem]
      • Here’s a Quick Way to Backup Your Hard Drive
    • Now You Can Have [something desirable] [great circumstance]
      • Now You Can Quit Your Job and Make Even More Money
    • [Do something] like [world-class example]
      • Buy and Sell Real Estate Like Donald Trump
  • 50. Social Network Sites
  • 51. What is a Social Network Site?
    • Sites where people share links
    • Examples:
      • Digg.com (Technical until recently)
      • Reddit.com (Anything)
      • Del.icio.us (Anything)
      • Furl (Anything)
  • 52. How do Social Network Sites Work?
    • People submit content
    • People vote on the content
      • up/down (Reddit.com)
      • up votes only (Digg.com)
      • number of bookmarks (Del.icio.us)
    • The most popular content goes to the front page and gets HUGE traffic!
  • 53. How Much Traffic?
    • MASSIVE SPIKES!!!
    Digg.com Reddit.com
  • 54. Link Profusely
  • 55. Why You Should Link Out Profusely
    • Isn’t this the opposite of SEO?
      • YES!!!
    • Because people will find you through these links.
  • 56. How Will People Find Me Through My Links?
    • Weblogs
      • Search through your weblogs to see where traffic is coming from
    • Would you check out who links to you?
      • Especially if they send you lots of traffic!
  • 57. Blog & Forum Commenting
  • 58. Why Comment?
    • SEO
    • Traffic
      • Percentage of people click on the signatures
      • Even higher percentage click on valuable links (preferably to your website) within the comment!
      • Sometimes the bloggers themselves will find out about you and find something newsworthy to mention (HelpSpot)
    • Google PR may not always be a perfect indicator of which sites will generate you the most traffic.
  • 59. Which Websites Should I Comment On?
    • High Google PR (SEO)
    • High traffic (traffic for you)
    • Targeted traffic (sites related to your topic)
    • A-List bloggers
    • Authority sites (Problogger.net for professional blogging)
  • 60. How Not to Comment?
    • Comment Spam
      • Automated
      • Irrelevant
      • Unrelated
      • Simple
      • Doesn’t bring any value
      • Likely to be removed very quickly
      • A-List Bloggers are now starting to follow the signature to check for comment spam
  • 61. How to Comment
    • Be relevant, about the article (on topic)
    • Be specific
    • Offer value, especially for the author
    • Follow the conversation
    • Be courteous
    • Propr spelingn’ grmar
    • Make sure your posts make sense (re-read them)
    • Don’t link profusely unless it’s appropriate
    • Offer a specific compliment to the blogger
    • Respond to responses to your comments, especially from the blogger (no response might mean the comment gets removed)
  • 62. News Tips
  • 63. Why
      • Why?
        • News is about your article/website
        • Get mentioned
        • Become a source of information for an industry leader (which will lead to future exposure)
    8 Months later: 161 Unique visitors from the same article!
  • 64. Who
    • Who?
      • A-List bloggers in your industry
      • Relevant and targeted websites
      • News agencies (more details later)
      • Influential people
  • 65. What to Expect
    • Nothing!
      • A-List bloggers rarely respond, everyone is trying to reach them. Be happy for anything because it’s worth it
    • Don’t pester
    • Don’t be insulted if they don’t mention you, it might not be worth it for their particular audience
    • But be PREPARED for the traffic if it happens!
  • 66. Reciprocal Links
  • 67. Why
    • SEO
      • Until January 2006
    • Traffic
      • Only if the link page is small and highly focused
  • 68. Who
    • A-List bloggers in your industry
    • Relevant and targeted websites
    • News agencies (more details later)
    • Influential people
  • 69. Is It Worth the Time?
    • Until January 2006 yes, today it’s debatable.
    • A-List bloggers rarely use this
    • Most link pages are overloaded, untargeted, and useless
    • Most link pages generate little to no traffic
  • 70. One Way Links
    • High SEO value
    • Easier to get
    • Better quality, more targeted
  • 71. How To Get One Way Links - 1
    • Offer new content, news
    • Offer relevant information
    • Only promote information or posts that are of high quality
      • Although it might be interesting to you, it might not be of interest to others, so don’t be offended
    • Focus on them, the benefit to them
    • Personalize your email
      • Give a specific compliment
      • Reference specific material from the website beyond the current link
  • 72. How To Get One Way Links - 2
    • Realize you might not be the only information source
      • Why it’s important to build relationships
    • Introduce yourself (very short and sweet)
    • Keep the email brief, no more than a few lines
    • Learn what works and doesn’t for different websites/bloggers
      • Do A/B testing on B/C-List websites/bloggers
    • Offer free tool/software/resource/info
  • 73. Directories
  • 74. Why
    • SEO
      • 80/20 rule
    • Traffic
      • 80/20 rule again.
  • 75. Who
    • Money/Benefit (depends on your website). Test!
    • Yahoo Directory ($299/year)
    • Those with Google PR
    • Niche directories with traffic and PR
    • Free directories (lots of lists)
    • To avoid
      • No Google PR
      • Lots and lots of links
      • Paid with no value
      • Those that directly link your image in their directory (it significantly inflates the value you think you’re getting from them and makes it almost impossible to gage)
  • 76. Pinging
  • 77. Who, What, When, Where, and Why
    • To tell people you have new content
    • When you add new content
    • Less useful with time due to abuses
    • Who
      • Pingomatic.com
      • Pingoat.com
  • 78. E-zines
  • 79. What is an E-zine
    • Publicly available content that can be republished
      • You’re suppose to give credit to the author with a link
    • Many services provide this
      • ezinearticles.com
  • 80. Benefits
    • If you have a highly valuable article many people will re-use it generating lots of traffic (author link)
    • Create authority in your domain
    • SEO (through author links)
    • Tip 1: To avoid duplicate content penalization from Google publish a different version of the article, or none at all, on your website.
    • Tip 2: If you do affiliate marketing, a good review article may generate extra revenue.
  • 81. Free Website Promotional Items NOT To Do!
  • 82. DO NOT DO
    • Duplicate content (SEO penalization)
    • Content scrapping
      • SEO penalization and very little traffic
    • Link blogs
      • Blogs that are only 1-2 line summaries with links to the real content
      • InfoWorkShop.com
      • http://patrick.net/housing/crash.html
    • Link all your unrelated websites together
    • Try to fraud Google
    • Only display feeds
  • 83. Paid Promotional Methods
  • 84. Google Adwords
  • 85. What is Google Adwords?
    • The Advertisers side of Google
      • It’s actually larger and much more complex than Adsense!
    • Bid on keywords and pay per click
    • Bid on websites and pay per impressions
    • Soon to come: Pay per performance
  • 86. Basic Google Adword Advertiser Goals
    • Multiple advertisers bid (CPC: Cost Per Click) on a keyword
      • for example “Property Management Software”
    • Try to attain the highest CTR (Click Through Rate) by testing multiple ads simultaneously
    • Try to attain the higher conversion (sale, traffic, etc.) from the ad
  • 87. Google’s Adwords Goal
    • Make as much money as possible!!!
    • How?
    • Highest total revenue from a keyword.
    • How?
    • Highest CPC?
    • Highest Number of Impressions?
    • Highest Number of sales conversions (so advertisers spend more)?
    • Highest CTR?
    • ???
  • 88. How Google Achieves Maximum Revenue
    • CPC * CTR
  • 89. CPC * CTR Examples
      • Example 1 (competitor):
        • CPC = $1
        • CTR = 1%
        • CPC * CTR = $10 (per 1000 impressions)
      • Example 2 (you):
        • CPC = $0.25
        • CTR = 10%
        • CPC * CTR = $25 (per 1000 impressions)
  • 90. What Does This Mean For You?
    • Competitor (CPC $1, CTR 1%)
      • Less total traffic (10x less)
      • Each click is more expense (4x more : 10 clicks for $10)
    • You (CPC $0.25, CTR 10%)
      • More total traffic (10x more)
      • Each click is less expensive (4x less : 40 clicks for $40)
    • You will also rank higher in the search results!!!
  • 91. Does This Affect The Adsense Keyword Value?
    • Yes. Absolutely! But in a good way.
    • Like Google, you will get the BEST performing ads, NOT the highest.
    • Assuming 50% payout:
      • Competitor ($10) = $5 to you as an Adsense Publisher
      • You ($25) = $12.50 to you as an Adsense Publisher
    • This is also why it’s important to have market depth, more than 20 advertisers
  • 92. Ok, So What’s a Good High CTR?
    • Depends on the industry
      • Range from 1% - 20%
    • Depends on the keyword
      • Specific: “property management software”
      • Generic: “real estate”
    • 5% or higher is generally exceptional
  • 93. How Can I Increase My CTR?
    • A/B Testing
    • Google offers A/B testing directly in Adwords
      • Allows you to run more than 2 different ads at the same time for the same keyword
      • Gives preference to the better performing one
      • Small text difference have huge performance impacts
  • 94. Example of A/B Testing 0.44% 0.77% 0.88% 0.92% 0.97% 1.14% 1.19% 1.48% 1.62% 1.62% (higher sales conversion!)
  • 95. Always Try to Beat Your Baseline!
    • Never be satisfied, always try to beat your baseline
    • Even 1 single word can make a significant difference
  • 96. Tricks to Help You Get a Higher CTR
    • Ads generally composed with the following format work better:
    • Keyword
    • Benefit
    • Feature/Action
    • URL (doesn’t have to be your home page!)
    • Example:
  • 97. General Adwords Tips
    • Look at what works for your competitors
    • Bid on your competitors names
    • Upper Case the Different Words in your URL
      • http://www.landlordmax.com versus http://www.LandlordMax.com
    • Test outside of the Content Network (Google only) first until you figure out what works
    • Being first is not always the best for Adwords (in terms of sales conversion)
    • Look for alternative keywords (the same research as the Adsense keyword search)
    • Determine your goal/object (sales, lead, view, etc.) then target accordingly
    • Test Test Test!!!
  • 98. CPC And Adword Minimum Bids
    • Up until 2006, if you didn’t get a minimum amount of traffic the keyword you bid for was banned for life
    • Now (2006+), if you don’t get a minimum amount of traffic for the keyword the minimum bid keeps going up indefinitely!
      • You don’t lose it but it becomes uneconomical to bid on
    • You can bid as high as you want
    • Google suggests that it tries to get you the best price for your bids which should generally be lower than your Max CPC. I’ve found this to be true.
  • 99. Adwords Account Manager
  • 100. Managing Your Adwords Account
    • Each keyword as it’s won Campaign
    • Test different daily budgets
    • Test different CPC’s
    • Monitor your conversions
  • 101. So I do I Start?
    • Bid high initially to get listed and get some test traffic to test with
      • Remember CPC * CTR so if you have little to no CTR than increase your CPC until CTR decreases!
    • Slowly lower your bid as your CTR increases
    • Have a higher initial daily budget to get faster metrics because Google tries to spread your budget throughout the day
  • 102. Couldn’t I Make Money Bidding on a Low Keyword And Up selling it?
    • Yes. But it’s very difficult (generally small margins) and time consuming
    • This is not passive income. You need to be on top of it all the time and you can very quickly lose money rather than just not make any money at all.
    • If you do, pay per impressions is probably the most effective way
  • 103. What About Using Adwords For Affiliate Marketing
    • Yes you can and it’s a little easier since the margins are higher, but it’s still active income and time consuming.
    • Google has in essence stopped Affiliate Adwords (having the ad directly link to your affiliate product) because it devalued the searches
  • 104. What the Deal With the Google Checkout And Adwords?
    • VERY NEW!
    • Google is essentially offering up to a 20% discount on Adwords to websites using Google Checkout
    • The information is out but the results of how effective this is are still to be determined
  • 105. Adwords Potpourri and Conclusion
    • Sales conversions are only tracked for up to 30 days
    • Test Test Test!!!
    • This could be offered as a full week course and still barely touch the surface!
  • 106. Press Releases
  • 107. Who Should Use Press Releases?
    • Sites that have something newsworthy to tell
    • Sites that can make more money then they spend sending the press release
  • 108. How Much Does it Cost?
    • Press release can range from Free to thousands!
    • For free don’t expect much
    • For thousands expect a lot (assuming newsworthiness)
    • A decent press release can cost as little as $100!
  • 109. What Services Should I Use?
    • 3 main services I suggest:
      • PRWeb.com
        • Free to several hundreds
        • Mainly focused online
        • Decent readership
        • Helps with SEO
      • PR News Wire / Business Wire
        • Major services
        • Mainly offline media (tv, newspapers, magazines, etc.)
        • Very expensive (PR News Wire: $125/year + $500 average press release)
  • 110. Which is Better?
    • Depends on your budget and conversions (sales, Adsense, affiliate, etc.)
    • Examples of what to expect:
  • 111. PRWeb.com 3 Tips to Increase a Website's Revenue From Google Adsense How Interest Rates Can Drastically Affect Real Estate Prices
  • 112. PR News Wire LandlordMax Free Real Estate Analyzer Press Release
  • 113. What’s Newsworthy?
    • A new competing product is NOT newsworthy unless its from someone big like Google
    • A new unique product IS newsworthy
    • A different angle on something
    • An event
    • Free stuff is often newsworthy
      • Free gas to the first 200 customers when we open
    • Results from research
    • Awards and recognitions
    • Human interest stories
    • People and interesting characters
    • Something the media can get interest from so that they can sell their products (newspaper, etc.)
  • 114. How to Write a Press Release
    • Most of the same rules as writing an article apply
      • Great headline (2 of 10 readers get past it)
      • Active voice
      • Interesting information
      • Unique information
      • Interesting angle
  • 115. Flow of a Press Release
    • Sub lead / first paragraph is a teaser that reveals something exciting without going into detail, the hook
    • Second paragraph explains why the news in the first paragraph is important and why it’s beneficial to the reader
    • Third paragraph should include quotes from powerful industry leaders, well known characters, etc.
    • Fourth paragraph is the wrap up
  • 116. Are Press Releases Actually Worth It?
    • Depending on your type of website you have they can be
    • It’s generally a hit or miss, but a hit is phenomenal!
    • 1 hit can pay itself many many many times over
      • Imagine the traffic from being on the first page of Cnn.com for 1 full day
  • 117. Buying Domains and Deleted Domains
  • 118. Why Would I Buy a Domain? - 1
    • You are buying/leasing traffic without having to work for it
    • Accelerates the growth process
    • Buy type in traffic
      • Core word
      • Typo
      • Relevant search term (people will type in their search terms in the URL)
    • Many domains can point to your core domain
      • LandlordMax has over 50 different related domains pointing to it right now
  • 119. Why Would I Buy a Domain? - 2
    • Based on the ROI
    • Important Tip:
      • Which would you rather do:
        • Spend $500 on Google Adwords EACH year for 500 clicks a year
        • Spend $500 ONCE for a targeted domain that generates 500 clicks a year for infinity!
  • 120. How Do I Buy Domains?
    • Find them online
      • Digital Point.com
      • DNForum.com
      • Sedo.com
      • DomainParking.com
    • Contact the owner directly
    • Things to look out for:
      • Faked traffic
      • Trend based traffic (short lived traffic)
        • Pet Rock, short-lived tv show, etc.
      • Trademarks
  • 121. What’s a Deleted Domain?
    • Deleted Domains are domains that have expired and not been renewed
    • Why?
      • Company is bankrupt
      • People forget (I’ve lost many myself)
      • People don’t bother
      • Accidents
        • Legend has it that Hotmail was accidentally lost for 1 day until it was given back freely
  • 122. How Can I Tell Which Are Good?
    • That’s the hard part!
    • Most people can’t
    • You can guess-estimate how much traffic it gets
      • Is it a core dictionary word?
      • Is it something popular?
      • Is it a future technology?
      • Is it future term?
      • Are there many links to it right now?
    • Tip: avoid domains that have been banned or used for spam purposes
  • 123. Are Deleted Domains the Same Price As Regular Domains?
    • Yes and No
    • Yes if:
      • No one is interested and you’re willing to wait until they’re expired and are on the free market
    • No if:
      • If there is competition to buy it
  • 124. How Are Key Deleted Domains Sold?
    • They are released at a specific time. First Registrar to buy it gets it
    • How can you guarantee your registrar will get it first? You can’t!
    • Deleted domain services (many registrars work together as one trying continually, many times a second)
    • Delete domain services auction off domains that are purchased to the highest bidder
      • These start at $40 and can easily go into the thousands
    • Deleted domain services include:
      • Pool.com
      • NameWinner.com
    • Tip: avoid using normal registrars as the probabilities are extremely low
  • 125. Promotional Potpourri
  • 126. Small Promotional Tips
    • Always sign your emails with your URL
    • Well written testimonials of products you believe in can generate lots of traffic
      • Property management company gives a testimonial to LandlordMax
    • Reviewing competing products can sometimes have the same affect if you let the company know about it
      • Example: Customer service system
    • Google Sandboxing
      • 2-9 months to be indexed
      • Buy your domain now and get it live
      • Put up at least 5 pages of content now
  • 127. RSS
    • Great to increase readership and keep people coming back
  • 128. Other Sources of Revenues
    • Affiliate programs
      • Amazon.com everytime you reference a product/book
      • Direct affiliate programs from companies (some pay double-digit percentages)
        • For example LandlordMax
      • CJ.com for large companies
        • Wal-mart, etc.
  • 129. Soldier Sites
    • What is a soldier site?
      • A site that promotes another site
        • for example: FollowSteph.com is a soldier site to LandlordMax.com
    • Often used by companies
      • Blog from key company members
      • Behind the scenes of the company
      • New and upcoming information
      • Industry/domain expert
      • Industry news and information
    • Can be used with multiple blogs
  • 130. Conclusion
  • 131. Compatibilities and Incompatibilities
    • Website promotion is often in conflict with SEO and Adsense monetization however the more you grow it the higher the total $$$ you will earn.
    • You need to determine the goal and strategy of your particular website to decide which balance you want
      • “ Sell to the classes dine with the masses”
      • “ Sell to the masses dine with the classes”