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Content Curation

marketingprofs.com – As consumers increasingly crave more meaningful and relevant content amid the deluge of digital information, content curation has given marketers a new way to engage with customers. Curation is by … Read more…


 Technology – This machine translates written descriptions into images

Technologytechnologyreview.com – Imagine an oak tree in a field of wheat, silhouetted against a cloudless blue sky on a dreamy sunny afternoon. The chances are that most people reading this sentence can easily picture a bucolic sc… Read more…

Content MarketingCopyblogger.com – Content Marketing – How to Build an Audience that Builds Your Business – If you’re interested in marketing your business online (and who isn’t at this point), you can’t escape hearing about content marketing.

It’s everywhere you look, or listen. But so what? What does content marketing actually mean for my business? Watch this video and find out for yourself …

MillwardBrown’s AdReaction 2014 report described typical multiscreen users diverting to a second screen out of boredom, habit, and a desire to be more productive and in touch. Users spend two out of seven-plus hours of daily screen time eyeing a digital device while watching TV.  Click here to read more…

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Every good marketer knows that one of the key elements to success is making it as easy as possible for your audience to consume and share information. Part of creating ease of use is keeping in mind where and how your audience is spending their time. What degree of success do you think…

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Increase Website Traffic With A Private Blog Network

Are You Struggling Ranking To Get Website Traffic To Your Site ?

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Entrepreneurs, bloggers, online businesses and website owners hit a wall when it comes to getting traffic and/or ranking their website on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines.

It is essential to understand at least the minimum when it comes to ranking your website on the search engines and increase website traffic!

PBN’s or Private Blog Networks have been around for a while but mostly kept hidden from prowling eyes because this method works if done correctly.

What is a Private Blog Network or PBN?

A private blog network (PBN ) is a set of domains that you or another individual owns.  It is possible to have a PBN consisting of free blogs, like wordpress.com, tumbr.com, or livejournal.com.  Typically, the free blog domains do not have as much power as self hosted blogs.

Warning! If not done correctly Google mainly will see it as a gray/blackhat method of trying to manipulate the search engine rankings and as a result the PBN sites will be devalued and/or penalized.

If you don’t want to outsource this and are on a low budget or you are a Do It Yourself type then here are some tips on how to build your own PBN.

First you need to buy some expired Domain Names – 3 to 10 Domain Names that have a Trust Flow and Page Authority of 10+. You can find these Domain Names at domcop.com.

You are looking for expired or about to expire Domain Names that already have been registered previously but are available to be purchased. Yes, it will require some work and digging to find these but the end result will be worth it.

  • What is Trust Flow ? Trust Flow is how search engines see your site and the value it brings to the search engines. Checkout image below to get a better understanding: Majestic Trust Flow
  • Where and how do you find the Trust Flow of a URL or Link ? Majestic.com has a free service and all you do is input the URL/Link into the box and it will give you the Trust Flow, Citation Flow and much more useful information I will discuss in this article.
  • Get Hosting for each one – Do not recommend using only one hosting account for all Domain Names. Search engines will pick up on the IP address and will not give your site the ranking boost you need because the same IP ( Internet Protocol ) will be linking back to your main site your trying to rank. The other option is you can rent a private server for approximately $100 a month and host as many sites/url’s with different IP’s from hosting services like 1and1.com or Hostgator.com
  • Now that you have all of your Domains it is time to set up your sites and publish content on them and point these sites to your main site you want to rank on the search engines.

Important Note: It is recommended that you continue to publish content and market these sites as you would on your main site so search engines do not see this as trying to manipulate rankings.

See illustration below:Private Blog Network SEO

  • Once you have all your sites set up and pointing to your main site now it is time to point all of your social media sites to your PBN sites and your Main Site as well.

To get more tips on PBN’s read: PBN 101

This is an example of what a Private Blog Network looks like using all of your social signals to pass their authority to your main site through your PBN sites.

Quick Tip: The higher the trust flow and authority of the PBN sites the more authority it passes onto your main site or blog.

At this point your probably saying, I have to do all this work and is it worth it. Well I want to show you a search I did using copyblogger.com as an example just to prove this point. As a result they increase website traffic and their rankings in search engines.

In the image below you will notice backlinks which are websites pointing back to copyblogger that means they have high quality and high ranking websites pointing back to their site.

This is the same principle of having PBN’s pointing back to your site. The higher the trust flow the higher the link juice passed on to your site.

Take a look at the image below and notice the Trust Flow of the backlinks on the right of image below.

Backlinks for Copyblogger

As a result copyblogger is an authority site with a high trust flow itself and you can see this below.

Copyblogger Pages Trust Flow

This is a very powerful way used by many to increase website rankings on search engines and can improve your website authority and free organic traffic as well.

If you feel like this is out of your league or don’t want to do this yourself then you can always outsource it but I must warn you, to get this done the right way it will cost you.

You could use a service like freelancer.com to get your sites built for you.

To understand better how this link juice or ranking power from PBN’s work Moz.com talks in more detail about this.

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Build A Website On A Budget

Can You Build A Website Online On A Small Budget ?

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This one of the reasons it has kept many people from starting an online business or starting a blog to share your passion or a product you might have.

It really surprises everyone when I tell them the cost of building a website or blog. For less than $100 bucks you can have a professional looking website or blog if you are willing to put in a little sweat equity.

These are the main elements and cost of building a website or blog:

  1. Domain Name – A Domain Name will cost you about $10 to $15 bucks a year. You can get one at registrars like Namecheap.com. They are inexpensive and great support too..com
  2. Hosting Account – You can use a service like 1and1.com or Hostgator.com. These are two of the more popular hosting services and offer good service and support which is critical to having your website or blog up 99.99% of the time. Then cost is about $10.00 a month.web hosting
  3. WordPress – This is a platform used to build your website inside your hosting account which is free when you get your hosting account. WordPress is very user friendly and offers many options for making your site look and feel like a professionally built site.wordpress
  4. Email Autoresponder – This is an email management system designed to collect your prospects email information via Opt-In forms on your site. This will run you about $20.00 a month. Look at it this way, for every email collected from your prospects their value according to statistics is $1.00 per email. Which means that if you have 1000 emails your list is worth $1000 in revenue. An email autoresponder allows you to stay in touch with your subscribers and continue to build a relationship via a newsletter/blog updates where you can share your existing and new products with them.Email Autoresponder

This is the bare minimum you need to have your website set up and live on the internet.

Here are some tips to set up your website or blog.


You want to build a website or blog on a budget for your business, product or hobby but don’t know where to start. Lucky for you it is not as complicated as you might think.

In fact, you can pretty much make one for free with a free Domain Name. However, there are some things that you should know before you start building your website or blog.

I commonly come across business owners asking me, Why am I not getting any people to visit my website ? or Why aren’t people buying my product ?

One thing I want to clear up before going on. In this article I write about using your keywords for your Domain Name instead of the name you want to use. For example: You want to call the website CharliesPizzaJoint.com because no-one is searching for Charlies or Joint specially if you have a new business but people are more likely search for restaurants in local city name, pizza in city name, places to eat in city name, or pizza delivery in city name.

Hope you get where I am headed with this. If you have those keywords in your Domain Name preferably you will be more likely to get a trickle effect of traffic to your site more quickly then if you called your website CharliesPizzaJoint.com and as traffic starts and your site becomes more popular in Google’s eyes or other search engines you will see your web traffic increase.

Here are some things you should keep in mind when planning the build of your site:

  • Do a thorough market research to understand what your market is looking for so you can provide them with it. You can use the free tool called, Google Keyword Planner. It is free to use and will help you learn more about your market and help you find great keywords your consumers are searching in their browsers.
  • Now that you have some good keywords you could do a search at Domain Name registrars like Namecheap.com or Godaddy.com ( Paid Domain Names ) to see if it is available. I did say you could get a Domain Name for free and you can get one at www.dot.tk.
  • Once you have a Domain Name then it is time to find out where you are going to build your site. There are a few popular platforms available like WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Weebly.com, Wix.com and others. I usually use WordPress since I find it easy to use and easy to build a website without knowing coding or programming. They also have an excellent tutorial that shows you how to set everything up .
  • I also recommend getting an email autoresponder like Aweber.com, iContact ( Paid Services ) or use a free service like MailChimp.com to collect your visitor information so you can stay in-touch with them and offer them more tips, resources and products which increase your customer value.
  • Once you have your platform to build your site and your domain name then you are ready to write your site content. If you are selling something then your sales letter which must be specific about the benefits of your product and how it solves their problem. You can use testimonials ( Recommended ) and/or video (s) giving them valuable information which allows them make a decision in purchasing your product or at least a subscriber to your newsletter. Make sure that your content is unique, valuable and high quality. If you can you might even want to outsource this if you are handicapped as far as writing is concerned.
  • Now that you have your content on your site and everything is set up correctly it is time to share it with the world. This is the marketing aspect of the business. Share your site on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn.com, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and many other Social Media sites online. Here are the Top Ten Social Media Sites.
  • Use Press Release sites to let the world know about your site. Mashable.com shares the top 20 free press release sites here.
  • Submit articles to article directories sites where you can submit articles related to your site, product or market and include a link to your site in the author’s box not in the article itself unless they don’t have an author’s box then just leave one or two links back to your website or blog in your article.

I hope this gives you a head start into building your website or blog for any situation. Get my free ebook where I go over other tips and resources that can help you with your website too.


Writing Your Content Marketing Tips

Is Your Content Marketing Working For You ?

First we need to answer a few questions about your content marketing writing and who are you writing for.

Being clear about who you are writing for and market you are targeting gives you a more precise idea of what your content should sound like.

Having Goals

Quick Question: Have you done your research before writing a word ?

You are writing for an audience and expect your audience to read your content. So, Therefore you need to know if their is an Audience!

The way you do this is by going over to Google Keyword Research Tool and search to see what words or phrases people are typing in related to what you would like to write about.

Here is a video I recorded that shows you how to do a keyword research to find these words and phrases.

Keyword Research Video -> How To Gain An Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition!

Next your going to look at how you will structure your story and how you will deliver your punchline and how you will keep your audience engaged and wanting to read more from your blog or website by subscribing to your newsletter.

The best way I found is to be yourself and let the creativity flow and worry about structuring afterwards but if you know how you will structure your content marketing it will save you valuable time.

If you struggle with this part of the content creation don’t worry it will come to you as you go along and take your business a little more seriously.

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Great content marketing have these elements in common:

  • Content is unique and not rehashed or copied from elsewhere.
  • The content is valuable and offers a specific solutions to a specific market.
  • Your content should educate your audience.
  • Your content should be easy to digest and should be written at an 8th grade level for anyone to understand.
  • Your content should have a call to action at the end whether it is guiding them to either another blog post, your newsletter or a product you are targeting in your content.
  • Your content should be written with your audience in mind and what they expect from your content. Put yourself in your audiences shoes and ask yourself the questions your readers are making when searching for your content and what they expect to find in the content.
  • Great content gets readers and subscribers to follow them and take action on what you recommend since they see you as an authority in your field and/or niche.

The Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post

Marketing your Content:

  • Use bookmark services like socialadr.com
  • Social media marketing channels like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and many others available.
  • Press Releases – Submit your content to Press Release sites.
  • Become a ghost writer to publish on other blogs and websites with a link back to your content on your site.
  • Use Facebook PPC, Micorsoft Ads Center PPC, Solo Ads, Youtube PPC to get traffic and leads.

Here is a great article I read this morning written by coppyblogger.com: Content Marketing: means creating and sharing valuable free content to attract and convert prospects into customers, and customers into repeat buyers.

Many are looking for ways to prevent getting penalized by Google and their algorithms. It is why we always make the effort to provide content as accurate as possible with valuable marketing tips and strategies which is an attribute your content should have as well.

Remember that writing content should be fun and if its a field you know well you will definitely enjoy and flow with your content.

Always think like your reader and write like yourself. by Lun Rey.

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