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3 Super-Sweet WordPress Plugins I Use Everyday

Wordpress Plug-ins

Wordpress Plug-insI know that everybody has these lists but I noticed that they are all the same! 

So I really tried to come up with a couple that I know that you could use right now, especially if you’re into SEO and blogging.

#1  SEO Smartlinks.  This one is sweet because it has some really nice features.  You can have it set up so it automatically links your specified keywords to other posts, tags, or categories, heck anything actually.  It just needs to be set up.  Plus it’s really easy to use.

#2  Tweet Old Post.  I like this one because it doubled my traffic overnight.  What it does is exactly like the name says, it tweets out your old posts on whichever twitter account you want, how often you want, and the age of the post you want retweeted.  Again very easy to use.  A must have for twitter users.  Even if you don’t have a twitter account, I’d still recommend installing this plugin and setting up a new twitter account because of the automation and backlinking.

#3  This one is my favorite because it’s free.  It’s called Vibe SEO Pack.  This plug-in when activated has some cool home page optimization features but the real value is when you’re writing a new post.  It has a panel right on your Add New Post page that lets you put in your target keyword and then generates a checklist for you to make sure that you’ve got all of your headline tags, keyword density, and image tags in order.  Then it spits out a real time grade to your post to show where you could make SEO improvements.  As far as I’ve seen it’s very similar to a highly tauted feature of SEO Pressor which is an expensive plug-in. 

So if you are a WordPress user you should definitely install these plug-ins.  They’ve made a huge difference for me and I know they will for you too!

P.S.  Have you caught the buzz on The Empower Network?  Over a half million paid out in commissions in it’s first week in existence!  That’s super sweet if you ask me!

Talk to you guys tomorrow! 8)

Kick-Ass Internet Marketing Training With……

Internet Marketing Training

Internet Marketing TrainingThe Empower Network!

Alright stay with me here, I have a story of epic failure to share with you guys. 

Great internet marketing training is important and I’ll show you why.

There was this guy, he was pretty pumped about quitting his job and joining this great network marketing opportunity he found on the internet.

So he did just that, shortly after joining the network marketing company he quit his job.  (Not recommended by the way) but he did it.

Everything was going great the first few weeks.  Production was high, leads were starting to come in, he was implementing some of the internet marketing training modules within his company.  Life was good….

A few more weeks went by and a funny thing happened, it was a realization that lead generation wasn’t as easy as originally planned.

So he turned to his company’s internal internet marketing training modules once again to pick out another strategy.

He decided to take on content marketing.

Another realization…….content marketing is a big pain in the butt when it comes to set-up and implementation.  Sure he could start out small but he was told that it was going to take massive action.

So his dreams were big and his problems seemed to get bigger.

While tackling this new monster, a little thing called LIFE busted him in the chops.  His babysitter quit.  You see he was a father of 3 and although 2 of the 3 were of school age, his 1 year old was now a huge part of his day.

He persisted though, but the leads he was getting started to dwindle.  The set-up and associated costs were killing his business, every time he’d make some headway with the internet marketing training, he would run into something else that he needed to do or buy.  Blogs cost money, tools cost money, and it takes time to create all of your own content.

He told me that the learning curve was intense.  He even said at one point that him and his wife were on completely different wavelengths as far as their business was concerned.  So he handed it over to her and did yardwork for a month while she had her own epic fail with some paid strategies.

Finally he stumbled across some guys that were teaching some really cool stuff.  He had one of those ahaa moments with some of their internet marketing training techniques and started to turn it around from there.

But the point is is that if you don’t really know what you’re doing in the first place, even decent training can get you all mixed up and focused on the wrong things.

This little story is about me and some of my struggles.  I would have killed for something like the Empower Network when I was just starting out.

My ahaa moment was from a webinar hosted by Dave Wood.  Just hearing what he had to say cut months off of my learning curve.  So I know for a fact that everything that someone would need to start content marketing, is right here in one place.  His internet marketing training is top notch, easy to understand, and completely relevant.

How do I know that?  Because he’s still marketing in the trenches, he knows exactly what works and what doesn’t. 

That’s why he built these blogs for us, so we can do what he does.  No set-up, just log in and start blogging just like it says.

So if you’re looking for the best internet marketing training available?  It’s the Empower Network, hands down.  And it’s already set up for you.

Your obvious next step, is to join the Empower Network.

Does Article Marketing Still Work?

Does Article Marketing Still Work?

Does Article Marketing Still Work?Article marketing online has been around since the first article submission sites came into existence about ten years ago.   With recent algorithm changes in the search engines, marketers are left wondering…..

…….”Does article marketing still work?…….

The short answer is absolutely yes!  But it’s not your sponsor’s game  anymore.  Let me explain….

About 5 years ago, article marketing was really gaining some authority within some network marketing circles.   You could basically write a sub-par article on just about any topic you wanted and with some clever keyword stuffing, clue-less googlers would find and click on your content.  Sounds easy right?

Today we should be so lucky.  There is no possible way a marketer could choose a highly trafficked keyword, optimize their article with that keyword, and then rank in the search engines.  It’s just not happening like that anymore.  Serious dedication of time and research is required to rank for those “money keywords”, yet we’re still being told that article marketing is a viable marketing strategy.  How effective is article marketing in 2011?

How does article marketing still work?

Article marketing 2011 strategy #1  Let me introduce to the low-hanging fruit, the delicious apple that is the long-tailed keyword.  Here’s where article marketing gets fun again!  As marketers, we can scour our keyword tools for the new money keywords and get our content back on the first page of the search engines!  Right on!  Finding keywords with less than 100,000 competing web-pages and 50 daily searches is the goal and is way easier than writing an article that will end up on Page 500 of the search engine results.

Article marketing 2011 strategy #2  Let’s talk about backlinking.  This is a link where, when clicked, clicks through to your website.  You post a link on facebook and it goes to your website, that’s a backlink.  Post your article on ezines with a link to your website, that’s a backlink.  The way to use article marketing for backlinking is this: Write and post your article on your blog or website, next take that same article and submit it to an article directory.  In your article directory submission you will be allowed 2 links most of the time in your article resource box.  Make those links go back to your original post on your blog and that is another backlink.  You don’t even have to change or “spin” your article, it doesn’t matter for backlinks; you can post that bad-boy as many times as you want, to as many directories you want, creating endless opportunities for backlinking.  The more backlinks you have, the more relavant your article becomes on the search engines.  Does article marketing still work?  Backlinking is a PROVEN strategy that shows YES, IT DOES. 

These are the nuts and bolts of some strategies that will work, but article marketing is not an overnight solution.  It takes massive action to be an effective strategy.  Article marketing may take a lot of time but the work you do now will potentially last forever!

So to answer the question, “does article marketing still work?”  My answer is a resounding, “YES!”

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Top 6 Tips for Building a List Using Article Marketing

Tips for Building a List Using Article Marketing

Tips for Building a List Using Article Marketing

Using article marketing for the purpose of building your list is a smart move.

It positions you as the leader and lets your readers know that you are the one they should be going to for the information they require. I know that might sound a little corny, but it’s true; if you’ve got a butt-load of articles out there on a particular topic, you will be perceived as someone who knows what they are talking about. Whether or not you do know what your talking about is up to you so here are a few tips to keep your readers coming back and lining up to get the information that you are so willingly eager to share.

Tip number one: Establish your target audience. If you are a Rep in a juice or supplement company you should be writing articles on health and fitness. Maybe the benefits of using the ingredients in your products could be topic. This will attract prospects who are interested in those things who will be more likely to opt in to your list because you are the expert, remember? Writing articles on random topics may get you visitors and readers but those people are way less likely to join your list. There are endless topics in any particular genre, you just need to put a little effort into what to write about and you will be fine.

“Building a list with article Marketing is a long term strategy, it’s not going to happen overnight.”

Tip number two: Promote your content! This one is super important, you can’t rely on the search engines to bring you the amount of traffic it takes to be successful with article marketing. It takes massive action to drive readers to your content. Social book-marking is a great way to gain momentum so share it on Facebook and Twitter, ask your friends to comment and share as well. You’ll be surprised by how many people will respond when asked.

Tip number three: Have a hub! You need a base of operations; a place where you can put all of your content. A self-hosted blog is the ideal place because you ultimately own the content, there isn’t an approval process, and you are in charge of what makes it on your website. But using things like Ezinearticles.com or Blogger.com can also act as your hub. There are also what is called mini-blogging sites as well like Squidoo.com or Hubpages.com that will also accept your unique content. All are free and rank well in the search engines.

Tip number four: And this one always gets lost in the shuffle, promote your promoters! If you write and post an article on your blog, make a video about how you just wrote an article on “XYZ” topic and have the URL in the video description point back your original hub item then share the video too! It’s called the world wide web for a reason; you can make your own giant web of content all connected to each other with promotion and back-linking and it doesn’t take a whole lot of extra work once you have all of your accounts set up. It’s easy and very effective for building your list.

“You can’t get any momentum by only writing articles once a week or a couple times a month….”

Tip number five: And definitely the most important, be consistent! Your readers won’t come back if there’s nothing new to read. Article marketing takes massive action on the content creation side as well. You can’t get any momentum by writing once a week or a couple times a month, it just doesn’t happen all that often. Sure there are those who get a couple articles out there that are keyword optimized and get tons of search engine traffic but those guys are professionals who have been at it a log time. They’ve been consistent and paid their dues. When just starting out with article marketing, consistency will build that professionalism in you and your list.

Tip number six: The last and equally important to number five, you’ve got to have a place for your readers to submit their information to you. If you don’t have any names you don’t have a list. This place will be your “capture page.” This is not a squeeze page or sales page, nothing too flashy, not a bombardment of information and offers. Just a little information on you and what you can do for them. If you mislead your readers they will not stay around for too long and your retention rate will be very low.

Stick to these steps and remember to be honest and true with your readers and you will build a list for life!

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Creating a Successful Blog – It’s Easier Than You Think!

Creating a Successful Blog - It's Easier Than You Think!

So you’re in some sort of network marketing company and you’ve heard that you should start a blog to help promote your business…..

Creating a Successful Blog - It's Easier Than You Think! But simply starting a blog does not mean that it will be successful.

 …..Here are some quick tips to get you on the way to creating a super-successful blog that gets all kinds of targeted traffic.

First off, less is better.  Some of the most successful blogs are really simple.  Plain themes, soft colors, and easy navigation go a long way with visitors.  If you have a lot of flashy banners and advertisements, it will distract from what should be the best part of your blog, your unique content.

Second, be consistent with posting new content.  Whether it’s written copy or new videos, fresh content will keep visitors coming back for more and that’s what you ultimately want anyway.  Your subscribers will be notified every-time you post that content as well so it’s important to keep yourself popping up in your readers in-boxes.  They subscribe to your blog because they want to know when you’ve got new content right?

Lastly and equally if not the most important, is to promote your content.  You can not rely on just search alone to drive visitors to your blog, especially if you’re not very familiar with SEO.  When promoting your blog, you can use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to invite new visitors.  Ask your friends to leave comments as well which will help you in the search rankings.

A blog is always a work in progress and something that you will be testing and tweaking for the rest of it’s existence. So choose a theme that you like and a sweet URL and start blogging.

You can also promote your content by being active in forums and commenting on other leaders blogs.  Just by posting an opinion or comment you could attract some very like-minded people to your blog.

Another great way to promote your blog is to take your unique content and submit it to article and video sites that accept user generated material.  You’ll be allowed to promote a couple of links so you could send them right to your blog.

All of these promotion strategies will do one more essential thing for you.  They create backlinks.  Backlinks are permanent “doorways” in the search engines to your content.  The more you have the more successful your blog will be.

Creating a successful blog will not happen overnight.  But with daily consistent action you will unleash a flow of traffic that cannot be stopped!  And it really is that easy!

How To Increase Your SEO Skills Without All Of The Techie Nonsense

Being a member of MLSP, (My Lead System Pro) I’ve been privileged to be on some very easy to understand webinars on the subject of SEO (search engine optimization). I’ve found that there is a lot of free information out there on SEO that is more than relevant, and enough to keep a person in the game of a very competitive but not so attentive group of people. If you know just a few of these tricks, you will know more than 90% of the people out there competing for the same spots at the top of the search engines.

Before we get into it, this is directed mostly towards Network Marketers but the information will translate to any niche.

There are several factors that determine whether one page is seo optimized and another is not. There are both on-page and off-page tweeks that one can make to achieve better results.

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How To Find A Great Title For Your Network Marketing Blog

How To Find A Great Title For Your Network Marketing Blog

How To Find A Great Title For Your Network Marketing BlogFinding a great name or title for your network marketing blog can sometimes be a daunting task.  You want it to be perfect, but fear and doubt seem to creep up at exactly the wrong time.  Just when you think you have the most awesome thing picked out, something inside of you says “that’s stupid” and you never pull the trigger.

Here are some great resources and reasons to get up and running tonight!

First, include your name in the title.  You will want people to be able find your content in the search engines and also, it’s really freaking easy to rank in the search engines for a keyword term like your name.  

Second, choose a general term that’s really popular in your niche, or area of expertise.  That way people will know exactly what you’re going to be talking about in your posts.  You don’t have to stick with the same topics when creating new content, that’s what pages and categories are for.  It’s a good idea to have an overall target of discussion for your future visitors.

For example, let’s say you’re interested in brewing beer and your free time consists of visiting the many microbreweries in Colorado.  Your title would be “Matt Findley’s Colorado Beer Tour” or “John Smith’s Guide to Colorado Microbreweries.”  

Or maybe you’ve decided to hike in a different state park every weekend this summer and you plan to review each experience with a blog post.  Your title could be something like “Arizona State Hiking With Matt Findley” or “Max Power’s Summer 2011 Arizona Hiking Review”.  

Perhaps you’re really into copywriting and you want to use your blog to teach others the basics and direct them to tools you’ve found helpful in your own learning process.  Your blog could be titled, “Pete Jones’ Copywriting Cliff Notes” or ‘Pete Jones – The Copywriting Coach”.

If I’m sure you get the picture.  Keep it simple and sweet.  Also, make sure you’re conveying a little of what people can expect to receive from reading your blog on a regular basis.

Third, just pick something and stick with it.  So many people get hung up on titles and content, then never put any of their great ideas and knowledge out there for consumption.  Nobody will read a blog that doesn’t exist yet.  One more thing to keep in mind is that you can always change it later if you don’t like it anymore or if it’s just not working for you.

For suggestions on keywords you’ll want to target, use Google’s free keyword tool.  It’s really easy to use and well, it’s free.  There you can narrow down your search and be able to look at a lot of different keywords in your niche at one time.  There are some other free keyword tools out there, but honestly they all probably get most of their results from Google anyways so stick with the king.  It will save you some time and hassle in the long run.  After all, you want to get your site up running as soon as possible right?

Your MLM Blog Is BORING – I’ll Prove It To You

This Guy Was Reading Your Blog

This Guy Was Reading Your MLM BlogIf you’re in the network marketing industry and you’re anything like me, you like reading and watching new and fresh content everyday to stimulate the old noggin. What I’ve come across lately is some pretty boring same ol’-same ol’ that makes me want to turn and run to the nearest Mike Dillard site because I know it’s at least going to have some stimulating content or ideas to consume.

Here’s an example of some articles that no-one will bother to read, these are real titles from real industry articles.

  • MLM Marketing System – Establishing Dominance In Organic Search Rankings
  • Tips for Building a List Using Article Marketing
  • Dealing With the Fears That Come With Internet Marketing
  • Easy Home Business – Is There Such a Thing?
  • One Thing at a Time – Keeping Your Internet Marketing Business in Perspective

These articles have been available to read for well over a year and have a combined viewer total of 21 visitors. I can promise you that it wasn’t for a lack of promotion either because they’re MY ARTICLES! I pushed the hell out of those things and didn’t see crap!

But then I had some breakthroughs in my copy-writing and applied a few easy changes I had learned from a couple of people and BAM! “Easy Home Business – Is There Such a Thing?” became “Easy Home Business – So Easy Grandma Can Do It!” and 4 views and no click-throughs became 34 views, 4 click-throughs, and 2 leads over night.

I know that’s not a lot to some people but that’s only one website and one article example with no promotion. It’s just a simple change you can consciously make to be a little more engaging or controversial in your titles to draw in readership.

So know this, there are going to be hundreds of thousands of people out there gunning for the same keywords you are. The only way to grab that traffic away is to stick your foot out and trip em’ up. Make them laugh, make them cry, piss them off, do whatever you have to do to get them in the door. Then serenade them with your sweet ramblings but the title is the first and only impression you may ever get. Your writing may be spectacular but if no-body’s coming in the door to look at it, it’s a waste of your time.

P.S. I only bought one copy-writing course and it changed EVERYTHING for me!