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Hi, I have done the micro-niche blog routine and although I did enjoy some moderate success in marketing those blogs I decided that it really was not what I wanted to be doing. Instead I created a personal blog that encompasses all of my many random interests and I believe I have actually created some valuable content that people would actually enjoy reading.
The problem I am now facing is how do I optimize this blog? I talk about everything from web-development to video games. I cannot place my blog in any one category. I have been calling it a personal blog, but I am not really talking about my life, I am talking about my interests. I do want to monitise this project, but i am not sure how to go about it when I am not really focused on selling one niche’s products.
Thanks for reading my question and thanks a million for the great podcast!
hi. I love your podcasts! Very helpful. I made a lot of mistakes in the past, and paid money to have my site listed in directories, and worried I have “bad” sites linking to me still. I also made a lot of other general mistakes, including having an alternate domain thatwas mirroring my real site, and other issues with duplicate content.
I would be incredibly thankful if you could take a moment to look at my site. http://www.eugenecomputergeeks.com , and tell me what you think. It’s a local business, and I’m interested in local searches for Eugene, Oregon.
Thanks so much for your podcasts!
I just subscribed to your podcast and loved the email some one gave you saying used an SEO and paid 25k for nothing. He said after he used your stuff from past podcast etc he got to the top. My question is how can I get to your old podcast as i am just starting to learn about SEO. I really don’t have a lot of money to pay someone. I guess what I am looking for is a SEO 101 how to guide. Yes I would love to buy your training but its not in the budget right now as I got enjoyed badly and limited on the work i can do.
I’m trying to start up my own business even if it only brings in a little its better then nothing.
If you read on my site we have created an iPhone, iPad development shop witch is paying the bills etc but not a lot of extras as we don’t have the traffic to our site. zOdeac is my personal blog not the company website.
Great to see you guys back, I’ve missed you.
This is more of a testimonial/pat on the back than a question. I listened to you guys religiously when you guys were broadcasting regularly. At the time I was actioning all of your suggestions (within the constraints of my CMS) and dropping a tidy penny on PPC while I was waiting for the changes to take effect.
I decided my interest was becoming unhealthy when SEOing my website started to become more of an obsession than a hobby so I decided to outsource it to a “professional”. At the time I actually tossed up the site audit service you were offering but decided to go with a full service local guy (here in Australia) as I knew I wouldn’t have the time to devote to actioning the fixes.
My SEO didn’t want to work with my existing site so I ended up with a second site. Fast forward $25,000 and 12 months later and I had two sites neither of which were ranking well in organic search and one (the new one) which also didn’t convert well enough to cover the CPA of PPC. Needless to say my relationship with the SEO guy, who I had given my trust and full support even when some of what he did was not aligned with what you guys had taught me, was soured.
Drawing on the knowledge I had from your teachings, and with all my money tied up in stock I had no way of selling and with my marketing budget decimated by my investment in SEO that didn’t deliver and a website that didn’t convert, I contemplated what to do. And then from no where the website I had applied all of your teachings to rocketed to the top of Google for all of my money phrases.
I have since given up my day job as an engineer and work full time as a search marketer for a web development agency while my wife takes care of our online business. I am being mentored by one of the leading thinkers in our industry, a previous guest on one of your shows no less, but despite all of the changes that happen in our industry I still find it is all the basics I credit your podcast with teaching me that I apply daily.
As I said, great to see you back on the air.
We have covered this in a podcast, but for the life of me I can’t remember which one now! We’ll read your question on-air and answer it for you on the next episode!
Jim! You’re in luck… we both have good kidneys and we’re going to do a show this week. So I’ll make sure that we add in a quick review of the site.
I would give my left kidney to get you guys to do a review of my website on the podcast. My website is ImprovePhotography.com. I change everything that has been recommended to me and have over 120 pages of unique content, but I don’t even rank #1 for my very own name!!!! I’m like #6 for “Improve Photography.” I only get about 300 visits from Google per day, and I’d like to increase that significantly.
Also, I have a questions…. Does google care for how many years I register my domain? Will it help me to do the 10 year registration?
Thanks so much for your help. I LOVE the podcast, and just remember that the offer is still good on the kidney if you’ll review my site :-)
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