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The Importance of Being Organized

When I was new to I.M. I used to make new documents for every project, save them randomly (quickly) on my hard drives in places I forgot afterwards. Then over the years I’ve started to grasp how very important it is to be organized. There’s a saying that organization is key, well let me tell ya that is absolutely correct.

Now instead of making tons of new text files/docs with notes, etc I just make one spreadsheet on google docs, and name it Projects 2013, there I keep track of everything. Make new tabs if needed, but I noticed the easiest way to keep track is just to have everything on one sheet.

This was just a quick post, I hate blabbering on like those people who rewrite other peoples ebooks and try to act like true smartasses and go on and on and on rather than telling it, short and sweet.

StartUps – Well They Are Back

I’ve been around on the internet for over 15 years now, and lived through the dot com boom, and the bust.    History tends to repeat itself, and it seems to me the media has been putting a lot of attention on Startups as of late.     What made me want to write this quick post, well the new article I just saw on CNN.com -> http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/06/tech/tech-list-startups/?hpt=hp_bn6

Oh No,  God Help Us, Not Again!     Startups while cool,  are always doomed to fail.     They put 99% effort into developing their products, and give very very little thought to marketing (those products) after development is done.

 

 

Cleaning Your Draft Keyword List

Finding keywords is a lot of fun, I use Google keyword tool (make sure you are logged in), Seobook keyword tool, and competition meta extraction dump analysis (see my post here)

I keep writing everything down, as I find more keyword ideas, chances are my list will be full of duplicates.      I use an online app by techmechanic (link) to remove the dupes,  all you do is paste your draft keyword list, then press remove duplicates.

After that is done, I paste my list into Google keyword tool, to check which ones are worthy.    Depending on the niche,  the amount of [exact] searches you want will differ.  I like to find keywords that are anywhere from 5000-100,000 searches local (in USA) per month.

Next step is to check competition for the top keywords,    I do this by entering in google using ” ” my keywords one by one, then I note down the total results found.

I enter everything into an excel, and in the end I divide my total searches per month (local) by the total results found, to get a number,  and then I sort this in ascending order.    The keyword that has the least amount of competition and the most searches gets the highest value, thus that is the winner I go with.

 

 

 

 

Finding Good Keyword Leads

I don’t know about you, but there’s a lot of useless crap out there when it comes to tips on how to find good keywords.    Many people always have a problem on where to start, etc.   They know their own keywords, maybe two or three – but get stuck there.

I usually look at what keywords my competitors that are already ranking have in their titles/meta descriptions/meta keywords.     To find good keywords as the base keywords we can build on, I usually make a list of all their titles/meta tags in an excel spreadsheet.     Doing this by hand is one way, but there’s a cool site that lets you Mass extract the title, meta description, and meta keywords tags from a list of your websites.     The URL is -> http://tools.buzzstream.com/meta-tag-extractor

Efficiency is one of my favorite things, and I always try and simplify to do the most in the least ammount of time.

Open a notepad, dump the top 20 results in google (use search.aol.com to get american results) for your keyword(s) and then paste the list of domains into this tool I linked above, and in a few seconds/minutes you will have all the titles/metas that you can download in CSV from the site.

Use this information to look at related searches, build your long tails from there on.

Welcome to my new blog

I’ve decided to create this blog because people everywhere always ask what do I do, how do I do it, etc.    I plan to use this blog as a vehicle to convey the message of what I do and how I do it, with real life examples, trials, and scenarios that I test.

If you read my about me page, you will learn that I’ve been in IM for many years,  I actually started promoting cyber thrill casino back in the end of the 1990s.   That was my first ever adventure in adult IM.  After that came dating sites and what not.   But I want to cross over into what adult webmasters call ‘mainstream’   promoting affiliate offers from sun glasses to free gaming toolbars.

I’ve already tested a concept I learned about from ppc-coach; but its 38c outside, so hot that my brains are fried, so I’ll have to delay writing a review about my experience until next week.   Until then, enjoy the sun!