Archive for November, 2012

How to Build Real Links that Google Loves with Point Blank SEO

A couple of days ago, I wrote a beginners guide to ranking in Google.  While I did touch on link building, I didn’t cover it in depth…like it deserves.  The reason for this is that as a beginner, I honestly don’t think your focus should be on links. Your focus should be on writing great [...]

Micro Niche Sites: Still Working?

I quit my job about 2 years ago thanks to micro niche sites.  I built lots of sites, ranked them quickly in Google, and made money with Google Adsense. And even though I constantly blog about both micro niches sites and larger “authority” sites.  You can read more on the niche website hub here. I [...]

How to Rank in Google: The Beginner’s Ultimate Guide

When I first started thinking about building websites many years ago, I had absolutely no idea how Google worked.  The year was around 2003 or 2004, and I honestly didn’t even know that normal people like you and me could create a website and have it rank on the first page of Google. Maybe I [...]

Podcast 13: How to Effectively Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Business with Marcus Sheridan

Marcus Sheridan is an entrepreneur that truly understands content marketing. He was able to take his pool business from the brink of the financial abyss to strong profitability primarily through the use of online content marketing. I absolutely love the story that Marcus has to share, and it was a pleasure to interview him for [...]

My 2 New Niche Sites: Showing Positive Results!

This has been an “interesting” year for niche sites to say the least.  With my Google Adsense getting banned (and then opening a new one), the Penguin Update, the EMD Update, and more; my niche site business has seen its share of ups and downs.  However, through it all, I’m still a firm believer in [...]

Podcast 12: Running a Landscape Business Like a Tech Company!

Don’t tell Jon Haws that he doesn’t own a tech company! Even though he currently spends his days pushing lawn mowers and leading a crew of landscapers, Jon has embraced the internet and so much more to market and run his business. In fact, if you ask him about his business, the fact that he [...]

I’m Looking for Some Interns!

I’m looking for some interns to help with my business.  If you think you might be interested, then please read on… The reason I’ve decided to hire a couple of interns is for a number of reasons.  First, I have several projects that have been sitting on the “back burner” that I would like to [...]

Long Tail Platinum Webinar Re-play

Last week, I held a webinar to showcase some of the new features for Long Tail Pro.  These new features are currenlty in beta, and will be part of an upgraded version called, Long Tail Platinum. Unfortunately, the webinar recording did not work properly.  Uggh! However, I still wanted everyone that didn’t make the webinar [...]

Surprise! Being a Small Business Owner is Not Easy

I’ve been really busy lately.  But that tends to go with the territory when you run a bootstrapped small business on your own. In fact, in my software business (Long Tail Pro), I essentially where all the hats – visionary, product testing, marketing, technical support, billing, spokesperson, and more.  While I do have a programmer [...]

How to Apply to Google Adsense and Actually Get Approved

I first applied to Google Adsense back in 2005 or 2006.  Since that time, I have applied and gotten approved many times for related business entities or helping others set up their own Google Adsense accounts.  Each time, my applications have been approved to start using the Google Adsense program, so I feel like I [...]

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