Archive for August, 2007

Days 18 & 19 of the 30 Day Challenge were catchup days. However, Ed Dale, Rob Somerville and Dan Raines joined for a call to discuss Google ranking. It has been their experience that, once launched, sites rank within 24 hours to a week. For the 30 Day Challenge, 72 hours was the official expected ranking time.

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Internet Marketing Tip #1 – Write A Bio That Sells

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So why not position yourself to make a positive and lasting first impression on your site visitors. This can be done by using one of the most powerful, but often overlooked and poorly utilized tools: the bio or “about me” page.

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Day 17 of 30 Day Challenge – Unleash The Dragon

Unleash The DragonDay 17 of the 30 Day Challenge was led by Rob Somerville and focused on advertising a website to get indexed in Google and other search engines. The two tools to be used for this purpose are Social Poster and Ezine Articles.

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Day 16 of the 30 Day Challenge outlined use of Tumblr as a content platform. Next, the use of Web 2.0 properties such as Netscape was discussed as a tool to get attention or drive traffic to a site. Once the Web 2.0 properties have been initiated, the countdown to ranking in Google begins. For most sites, it will take a day or two, or even a week before it ranks in Google. If a site does not rank by Day 20, Ed Dale promises to add a little secret. Action items for the day included:
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Day 15 of 30 Day Challenge – The WHY of Traffic

At Day 15 of the 30 Day Challenge we’ve: 1) conducted market research, 2) identified niche keywords that should be able to compete, and 3) picked an affiliate program for testing. Day 15’s lesson discussed how to generate traffic. Using Web 2.0 properties, we will have the ability to generate enough traffic to determine if our keywords are going to work or not. It should be noted that while tools and strategies change on a daily basis, the theory or fundamentals of online marketing success remain the same: Read the rest of this entry

As of Day 14 of the 30 Day Challenge, participants should have completed the market research (Stage I of the 30 Day Challenge), narrowed down keywords in two niche markets and written three articles for each keyword phrase. Ed Dale instructed participants to continue to check the Bloglines feeds they created on Day 10 for new content.

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