A new massive SEO study, involving 411 websites, a team of 149 people working more than 2,000 hours, and covering more than 100,000 data points, was recently completed. It's aim... to find out why some websites rank better than others in Google. The researchers studied which sites were affected - or not affected - by Google's string of Penguin and Panda algorithm changes.
Some of the results were predictable but others were surprising. The results are real need-to-know stuff for any website owner, but the SEO gurus aren't telling you about them.
Associate Programs Newsletter #559?
At first glance, WordPress seems a beautifully designed, wonderfully simple to use little tool. It ought to be easy to create a blog with WordPress and earn money from it. Right?
The problem is that once you start using WordPress, you keep finding out there's one little thing you need to know, then another little thing, and another...
Associate Programs Newsletter #557
I received a plea for help the other day from a new friend. His affiliate website looks good, but it's not making many sales. He was looking for tips on how to increase his conversion rates.
When I studied his website I could see he's making a common mistake.
Associate Programs Newsletter #556
Affiliate marketer David Ralph "threw together" a 15-page website. Then he went back to working on his "main" site.
He followed a system he believed in when he built the small site, but he never imagined where it would take him.
Affiliate marketer David Ralph recently quit his well paying job to concentrate full-time on his websites.
It's a nice milestone for a marketer who describes himself as "just a beginner" and says, "I don't know HTML or CSS at all."
Associate Programs Newsletter #555
One of the veteran affiliates I approached for advice on free WordPress plugins was affiliate coach John Gibb, because I know he owns HUNDREDS of blogs. It was bad timing. John was stressing out.
He'd just had more than 300 of his blogs hacked and deleted - including one BIG one. So he had to do some very fast learning on blog security.