Archive for August, 2007

30 Day Challenge Bonus Material

The Golden Nuggets Strategy

Although, Ed Dale provided the research strategy to learn about a new niche, he cautioned that reading is not enough. You must take notes for the information to be useful. Using the Golden Nuggets Strategy, adopted from Gary Halbert, Ed suggests that participants conduct their research as follows:

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Great Content is King was Ed Dale’s message on Day 13 of the 30 Day Challenge. The criteria? Will the person arriving at your site:

  • Be happier than when they arrived?

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Days 11 & 12 of 30 Day Challenge – Catching Up

Days 11 & 12 of the 30 Day Challenge were catchup days. I simply love the weekends to review and get caught up. Since I’m a bit behind, I will use the weekend to review material and continue to work on niche markets and umbrella phrases. If you have any ideas, feel free to leave me a comment below.

World Internet Main Event

I recently ran across the website for the World Internet Main Event, a seminar where you get to rub shoulders with 12 of the smartest internet marketers in the world. The event is happening September 13-16, 2007 in San Francisco. I was attracted to this event, because it is being co-hosted by Mike Filsaime. I have been listening to Mike’s podcasts for the past few months and have enjoyed the content he delivers. Episodes one through five are my favorite and are available at iTunes Podcasts. I must admit, however, that the format of the podcasts leave a lot to be desired. Just when you get into the content, you are interrupted by a commercial break. Otherwise, the podcasts are definitely worth a listen.

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Day 10 – Web 2.0 & Bloglines

Day 10 of the 30 Day Challenge focused on two lessons: Web 2.0 Properties and Bloglines.

Web 2.0 Properties

Ed Dale revealed that participants will be using web 2.0 properties to get traffic and get listed and ranked in the Google search engine. This will be done very quicklly, which is why participants are in low competition niches. Even though traffic may be low, the focus is on low competition. A hinderance to this goal would be sites already with web 2.0 properties in the organic search listings. If pages already appear via web 2.0 properties, then it may be harder to rank. This single issue is the reason why a site may not rank quickly.

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Day 9 – Google Trends Redux

Clarification of issues from Day Eight of the 30 Day Challenge was the focus of Day Nine. Ed Dale acknowledged that most of our niches will not show on the top chart in Google Trends. This is because competing web pages of 30,000 or less rarely have enough traffic to get on the chart. If the keywords don’t show up on the graph, participants must look in the bottom right corner to the Languages – English section. The baseline phrase “male yeast infection” will be represented by the blue line. Compare that data with the red line (or the umbrella phrase). Ideally, the red line should be 1/5th or 1/6th the length of the blue line, representing about 80-100 searches a day. For a more exact figure, look at the ratio of red/blue and multiply by 500. So, if the red line is 1/5th of the blue line, that’s 1/5 x 500 = 100 searches per day.

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