30DC – Day 30 – Wrap Up

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What now?  The final days of the 30 day (day 30 and 31) challenge wrapped everything up and went over where we should go from here.  The lesson really focused on going back and analyzing everything you have done to this point, and this is a key step before moving on and expanding your blog and affiliate marketing.  Ed breaks down the past 30 days into 4 main parts… Market Research Having a solid base is they key to marketing.  …

Brokers and feeling like a criminal

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I sent an email off to the broker at Exit Realty Gold late last week to try and re-establish communication with them and to setup another meeting to talk about hanging my brand new license.  I was a little worried I wouldn’t hear back from him because back in august I sent an email just to keep in touch and heard nothing.  Well, apparently I had nothing to worry about as an email arrived on Saturday from the broker saying… …

30DC – Day 29 – Learning From Mistakes

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Day 29 is about learning from mistakes, not your mistakes but the mistakes of other people.  The mistakes talked about in this lesson are not technical errors, such as grammar or having trouble publishing an article to EzineArticles.com.  These sort of mistakes are easily correctable and really don’t mean anything disastrous will happen. It’s going to be really tough for me to outline exactly what was said in today’s lesson without writing a book, but take a look at this …

30DC – Day 28 – High Quality BackLinks

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Today I learned about High-Quality Backlinks.  HQ Backlinks are the ultimate goal of any SEO marketer.  The reason for this is that a High Quality, Relevant site holds a lot of clout in Google’s mind. When one of those sites supports your site, with a link, that is like the president of a company recommending one of his employees for a promotion.  Das Good! Outside of scouring the internet for sites with PR’s of 3 or higher, a great way …

They Call Me Mr Agent

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Good news, Good news!  I took the real estate license test last night and I…. PASSED! I went into the test feeling a bit nervous cause I never really studied after finishing the class last week.  I brushed up on a few laws and definitions, but that was about it.   The test was a bit of a challenge, there were quite a few questions on topics we barely went over in the class like Project Management.  The testing providers are …

30DC – Day 27 – Great Backlink Techniques

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This was an awesome day of training and one that can be easily used for all your blogs and sites.  As I’ve said on some other days during the training, creating backlinks is very important for your long term Google ranking health.  The more quality backlinks you have the higher and more authoritative your website will become in the eye of Google.   High Quality Backlinks huh?  What exactly are those and how do they differ from other links back to …

30DC – Day 26 – Finding Long Tail Keywords

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On day 26 we learn how to use Google Analytics and Market Samurai to obtain some long tail keywords.  The reason is that we want to try and expose our blog to the widest range of keywords within our niche that have traffic.   There are two types of long tail keywords that we will be using, Long Tail Derivative Keywords and Semantic Long Tail Derivative Keywords. Let me explain the difference… Long Tail Derivative Keywords: These are keywords that contain …

Question: Can You Over Do Goal Setting?

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I was reading my good friend Shae’s blog and she had a great post about how she is creating her 100 days left goals.  Shae definitely knows what she is doing and if you get the chance you should head on over there and read it (94 Days of Focus to Finish 2009 Strong). Her post got me thinking… Is planning out to many goals or being too detailed  a bad thing?  And if so where do you draw the …

30DC – Day 25 – Sell Your Blog

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So what do you do with the blog if you decide to cut bait?  Surprisingly the answer is to sell it!  This is one of the great ideas and one that I never thought of going into the 30DC.  There are a few sites out there that allow you to flip your blogs, crazy I know! I mean who would buy it right? Apparently there is a pretty big market for selling websites and you can take advantage of it …

30DC – Day 24 – Go or No Go?

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Go or No Go Day.  On day 24 of the 30DC it is time to analyze your numbers and stats to decide if the niche that was selected is worth pursuing or not.  There is no shame in figuring out that the niche you picked is not viable.  You have learned so much and the elimination of a niche is almost as valuable as finding one that works. Here are some of the key criteria to consider when figuring to …

30DC – Day 23 – Day Off

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We are getting another day off on day 23.  It comes at a good time because I need to go back and learn adwords a little bit better and get my quality scores up.  If you fall below an a 5 Google gives you a warning.  I’m not sure what the warning means, but I don’t like warnings!  hahaha. The creators of the Thirty Day Challenge apparently provides a podcast where they discuss what’s new in internet marketing.  I’ve never …

Alerts! and Stephani Davis

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On another note, my friend Stepani Davis has just release her eBook, Flip This REO!.  She seriously put her heart and soul into it and the end result is 57 pages of pure content.  Steph provides great tips, strategies and has answered every question someone could possibly have about wholesaling REOs.   I’m sure most of you who read my blog already read Steph’s blog, so you know how great and always helpful she is.  Get this eBook today! You can …

30DC – Day 22 – Adwords Content Network

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Another aspect of adwords that can be really useful is the Content Network.  The content network consists the ads that appear on sites, the ones that say “ads by google”.  I’ve got a few of them on this website, but you can see an example below.  Anyone can place an Adsense ad unit on their website by just creating an Google Adsense account. After creating an ad campaign there’s an option for picking the type of campaign, Googles Content network …

Even Better the Second Time

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Because I passed the first test for my real estate class I did not have to take the retest, but I did any way.  I figured it was good practice and I wanted to get myself to study the New Jersey and Federal laws, acts and commissions as I had trouble with those on the first test. My intentions were good, but I failed to really study at all.  I tried searching the internet for a list of all those …

30DC – Update – Dropping!

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This past week has been a busy one for sure.  Spent the early parts studying for my RE license class exam which I passed.  When I took the test I like to put a mark next to any questions that I’m not 100% sure about.  I like to do that to help me remember, when we review the test during the next class, which ones I had trouble with.   Of all the questions I marked, I got about 80% of …