Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi folks!

Happy Thanksgiving from me. Hope you are fairing well and what you are doing is working to your expectations.

Take a day off and be thankful for all you have.

Kind regards,

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Using EzineArticles in Your Content Network

My wife and I just got back from the curriculum meeting with our third grader's teacher. Along with twenty-some other parents, we sat in tiny blue chairs while listening to what promises to be a fun and exciting year. And as soon as I got back, I wanted to check on a test I've been doing using articles in my content network.

I've never used these articles before, but rather, had either someone write the articles for me, or I wrote them myself or I painstakingly used some article re-writer.

But on one of my sites that I write about Internet marketing, a fellow commented that he had the best "re-writer" in the world and that I had to check it out. So I contacted him, because I like to check out almost anything that I feel will give me an edge. And he wrote me back and provided me with the software which works with all the blogs I have.

You'd be a big dummy to convert all of your work to the latest whim. With something as crazy as a re-writer, it just makes sense to test it out on one or two sites. And that's what I did. The site is about wedding speeches. I know - you're going to email me and tell me how lame that is because everyone else is doing it.

It is a tough market because everybody and his brother has used that market as an example for Internet marketing. Wedding favors, speeches, wedding anything - there you go. But I used the re-writer on this site and simply cut and pasted the articles from Ezinearticles. Normally for this cardinal sin you would get lost on page 200 of the SERPs.

But I leave you with this screen capture of the last few days of stats that I've been tracking. I also did a lot of checking for identical content and only my page and the original article rank at the top - pretty cool! And I look to do this with a few other sites. Why not?

Friday, August 08, 2008

Language Translation Plugin Based on Geo IP Tracking

It's time someone created a WordPress Language Translation plugin based on the visitor's IP geo-location. This way, when a visitor stopped by your site, it would be automatically translated for you without them having to search and then click on some "flag" in your header or sidebar.

You know what I mean - this would happen on the fly and once installed, you would have a hands-free operation. You keep posting in English, or your language, set in the plugin setup page, and forget it. Visitors would stop by and possibly not even know the blog was originally in English.

Google already does this with AdSense. When I travel abroad and check my pages, the ads are in Italian, or Spanish, or Russian. So the technology is there. We just need someone who knows how to make this happen. has a lot of stuff like this on their website. For instance, check this out:

Crazy, right? So how hard can translating a page on the fly be?

Hey, I said I was going to shoot some video on the beach this morning (well, past midnight now) and I did. Hope you enjoy it and remember to drop me an email on how you're doing with your online business.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

AdSense Plugin for Blogs

Two days ago I received an email asking about how to insert AdSense blocks into blogging templates. And there are probably ten different templates and plugins that work pretty well with AdSense. In fact, there is one template I was sent today that was free and claims to get double-digit click through rates.

I remember when I started with contextual advertising in earnest, back in late 2005, my template was so bad that I was getting clicks from visitors because they were hoping for something better. I mean the site was decent, but the navigation really sucked, as it does with some blogging templates.

So people simply clicked away on the ads and I became rich and famous.

Later AdSense did some slaps which, even though they were making more money (adjusted for the economy) than they are now, caused many advertisers to quit. I don't advertise near as much as I once did. I was spending over $5 grand at my peak and I haven't done that since. Google simply expanded instead of creating better relationships with those spending lots of money.

But that's OK; I retooled and switched to running AdSense instead of Yahoo Publisher Network ads. The only way I think it would work to run Yahoo is to get something incredible low cost with Google AdWords, and send them to a page without ads - then have them click through to a page set up with Yahoo ads. I haven't tried that, but it would probably work.

The 90 day challenge I published last year was a total success and many continue to make small fortunes with the system. At the end of the 90 days, I took the pages off the blog here and claimed I was going to create a program for users. If you want to know more about that, feel free to drop me an email.

Out of the 90 day challenge blossomed a few templates that absolutely rock. They convert incredible well, and better yet, are designed to ping the best blog indexes. One site was so impressive (the niche had to do with wrestling) that I posted at 8 AM and the pages were indexed in Google at 2 PM. That is the fastest I've ever seen and what's more, the system can be pre-loaded with articles.

In fact, a few days ago on a site I have about making money online, I wrote about rewriting articles. The next day a fellow left a comment on the blog about his new tool that totally rearranges the text without changing it. Sounds incredible, but I checked it out and what this thing does is puts tons of &120 and such in the HTML so to copy comparing software - it appears as a new article. Blackhat? Yeah... it is.

On another blog, I was publishing about online television program viewing, and how some website allowed you view full programs. One such site is called The day after reviewing the site, one of the co-founders of FanCast commented and thanked me for the great review. Pretty sweet - this new system rocks.

So, I'm excited with how things are going and the only reason I don't totally spill the beans here is because right now it is working SO well that I will shortly be at the pre Google slap level.

It's getting late and tomorrow I promised myself a good beachwalk - hmmm - maybe I'll record a video on the way. I am in the midst of losing weight I've gained while sitting at the PC for hours on end. Trying to get back in balance.

Take care and we'll talk soon.

Friday, June 20, 2008

How to Get Greater Conversions Without Changing Your Copy

I gotta hand it to Frank Kern. He knows just how down to earth to be without coming off as totally wacko. And at the same time he gives some great tips on Internet marketing.

Today I heard from Frank as he talked with his friend Matt on how some simple tweaks are bringing in insane conversions. Matt gives 5 examples of websites that dramatically improved conversions simply by changing a few elements on the page. And the content (which I always preach about) remained totally intact.

If you'd like to see the interview with Matt, mosey on over to Frank's blog at Mass Control.

Take care,
Dave in Naples, FL

Monday, June 09, 2008

What You Should Expect for 90 Days with AdSense

OK - If you have followed along, congratulations!!!

You've completed what 90 percent won't. If you are in that 10 percent, first, I want to hear from you - and secondly - here's what the rest of you are missing!

You're now making well over $100 a month from your 12 sites. As time goes on, this will increase.

Well done! In a few days these posts will be deleted and turned into an easy to do product where you look over my shoulder and watch how I put them up.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Google Taking a Long Look at Linking

I just got back from picking up my daughter from school, and it's been three years now that I've been upset why no one does anything around the school to better control the traffic - the speeding through the school zone.

Most people don't care, is what it boils down to. Certainly most parents as they drop off or pick up their kids, they speed away at up to 40 MPH in a 20 MPH zone. And they smile at me as they speed by.

Yes, they're late for whatever. Didn't properly plan, so the kids suffer - those who have to watch out for them - to avoid being killed next to the school they're trying to get to, or go from.

On that same road, we have a school bus that picks up for the middle school close by. The bus stops, puts on the flashing lights, but time after time cars simply keep going and break the law - both speeding and passing a stopped school bus.

I guess I'm the only one that cares, because I tell other parents and they just look at me funny. I even told the principal of this Naples, Florida elementary school and he told "me" to go do something about it. Guess he carries absolutely no clout with the city or county.

But I have found something that may work.

I don't complain much about our fine city. Especially here. But the city department of roads, or whichever department is responsible for road works, has the bad habit of leaving those orange cones and portable traffic signs laying on the roadside long after the job has been finished.

One such cone has been laying on its side next to the school for over a month. They are putting in new traffic signals (not school zone signals) and maybe that's why the cone is there. I figured they won't miss it for a couple more weeks (until school ends and they can speed all they want). So late today I'm going to pick it up... or try to... and run it over to a friends home who lives right next to the 20 MPH school zone sign.

On my way to and from the school, I will place and pick up the cone and put it right in the middle of the road near the school zone sign. Sounds like a plan to me. What do you think? I'd certainly slow down near a cone.

I'll keep you updated.

With that off my chest let me tell you about Google's look into paid links. Now I've preached that you should develop a good linking network, and I've even discussed using Three Way Links for your content sites. And many of you have asked about Google's new look at this - and will they ban or delist your site if they figure you have links from Three Way Links.

Matt Cutts talks about spam in the form of web pages, and I've been preaching for years that any work with spammy pages will reap the wrath of Google. They will delist you faster than you can say Jack Flash, as Mom would say.

So my experience has been that the main reason these sites are gone from Google is that they are a spam site. It's pretty cut and dry. But some still argue that the Three Way Linking constitutes paid links that are used for the purpose of skewing Page Rank or search engine results.

I believe that if your content is original, linking from other sites is a way to get noticed by the search engine bots (see my lesson on search engines at Net Dominate). At that point the search engine can disregard the link and consider the content. And that's all. It's not necessary to penalize unless the site is spamming or irrelevant.

What are your thoughts on this?

Friday, May 09, 2008

How to Use AdWords Correctly

There's a lot of controversy on how to use AdWords the right way and I have my own cookbook for my formulas which I won't part with - well, maybe at the right price, hehe.. But the guys over at StomperNet have released a new video about an hour long. And it's worth a look.

Some of these things you watch and then think - gosh, I just wasted an hour of my night. But you'll glean some cool gems from this one without spending a cent and I'm not an affiliate.

I give it to you here because it is just another thing you should understand and have in your quiver.

There is another post coming out in just a bit, but here's the link. Maybe you can have this playing in the background while you do your work.

Talk soon,

Saturday, April 26, 2008

More Social Media - Justin TVs Dennis

It's in the afternoon in NYC as I write this, and a little time left to see Dennis and Arnaud broadcast live from PodCamp 2.0 in Brooklyn.

I'll be creating a video on these social networks for Net Dominate and we'll review how we got to where lifecasting is - why it's important to pay attention to it - and how you can benefit from it.

I've just finished another video on understanding the search engines. It will be up later today.

Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Google, Count My Clicks

Yes, the news is that Google blew everyone away with their earnings report, but most of the chatter I've been hearing is how since around the 17th, clicks have been down - big time.

And some have even done their own investigative clicking - i.e. to have someone overseas or in a different place to click your ads and see if Google shows a click.

We're not talking click fraud here.

Granted, both are not right and I'm sure with the uproar of thousands who use Google to monetize their websites - Google will figure out why this is happening - or we'll figure out why Google is not crediting AdSense users with each legitimate click.

What have you noticed?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dominate the Internet

I just finished work on a new website. The idea is spectacular, and reminded me of the ride at Disney's Epcot called World of Tomorrow. Actually, I'm not sure of the name of the ride. It's in the geodesic dome at the entrance. A tram takes you up and around a sort of ride through history - right into the future.

You probably have been there and done that. OK, so remember when you go to the classroom of tomorrow - that's what I'm talking about. A teacher pops on the screen and you both are communicating.

That has nothing to do with contextual ads and websites, or blogs, but that's what I've been working on. It's cutting edge and futuristic and all that. I feel another blog coming on.

Now if you have been following me with the 90 day challenge, I'll be continually updating here and you'll be able to follow along.

As far as the new wave of web tech - I'll let you know when I start on that.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

How to Make Viral Videos

I'm just elated at all the information coming from some of the top marketers lately. And this is no exception. Really cool stuff.

Today I received a ton of emails about how great my web hosting company is doing with the move to a new hosting platform and control panels. I never knew people spent a lot of time in those things, tweaking their sites for best performance - but they do!

If you want to check it out, it's and I've even twisted's arm to give us $7.95 a year domain registrations. I'm stoked!

And I also received a link to some information you're really going to enjoy. I totally believe this is the next wave of marketing. So drop by here and check out the video on how to make viral videos. What's cool is the viral video case study they talk about is some year old McDonald's hamburger that smells just like it did when they bought it. Can someone say preservatives?

Let me know what you think about this form of marketing by leaving a comment below.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

What Is the Best AdSense System?

Yes, you've noticed that I stopped publishing the 90 day challenge. And will I finish it for you? Yes - it will be posted all here. So many people have asked me to keep it going; and I am going to do it.

You know I took a break around October and have finalized a product that I will launch this month. I am excited about it and about learning this other facet of Internet marketing.

And I couldn't help myself Greg, I did purchase Frank Kern's Mass Control program. More on that later.

Look for new and exciting things from me.

And I have to post more pictures!

I truly believe the best AdSense system is the 90 day system I teach. When you do the do - you will have a good income at day 90.