M5 – Are Guest Posts Dead?

This week in the news there was a story, actually it was last week, last week in the news there was a story about guest posting by Matt Cutts who is a Google spokesperson and he said guest posting is done, stick a fork in it.

He basically said in his article that Google has figured out a way to eliminate the links that come from a guest posts on other peoples blogs.

So let’s back up for a minute, what’s a guest post? If you have a blog and you want to get other people to your blog, traffic to your blog, then you will [Read more…]

The Uncanny Behavior of Gmail Users

Gmail

4 months ago, Google launched a new interface in Gmail which includes tabs that will automatically sort your email upon arrival. The tabs are “Primary,” “Social,” “Promotions,” “Updates,” and “Forums.”

For the next two weeks I was inundated by “guru” Internet marketers asking me to move their email messages into the primary tab. I didn’t . However, I became aware of my changing email behaviors.

I began to make some observations, and was pleased to find that [Read more…]

M5 – Guest Posting

We’ve all been there. We invest time and money into our website just to have it sit there with no one looking at it.

After a while, it becomes obvious that the only way for the website to pull its weight, and make up for all the money you spent on it, is to have people looking at it.

You know what you need. You need traffic!

If you want to get more traffic to your website, one of the quickest ways is by guest posting.

In this M5, Michael discusses what guest posting is and tells you why you should do it. He explains that you can get all the traffic you want by leveraging other people’s audiences — you just have to write articles… lots of them.

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Warning! Atlanta Web Designer Spills the Shocking Truth about Getting on the First Page of Google and Why Most Businesses Are Clueless.


 

They say the Internet is a giant cash machine and that anyone with a laptop and an idea can make it big.

HA!

It takes real work and mad skills to pull it off and I’m sorry, but, not just anyone can do it.

It takes dedication, determination, and commitment to something that just won’t show any results for a while unless you have some cash to invest in marketing, and do everything the right way.

Which brings me to business owners.

and listen to me when I say this …

You are living in a dream world!

You are being sold on social media, and inbound marketing and you think you can do it and make a lot of money.

Now, it’s true … there are significant returns available if you do it right.

But …

[Read more…]

Building Your Online Presence – It Takes Time and Patience

Patience takes a long time

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting a bookstore and saw this message stone on the ground, “Patience takes a long time”.  Great saying for the crappy week I was having – it was crappy because I was totally out of patience and annoyed with everything I was doing.

What was I doing? Setting up accounts for social media, web servers, domains, WordPress, email, etc. and ALL of it was taking A LOT  longer than I expected – which pissed me off to no end. [Read more…]