Niches-In-A-Box

Would you like to have an entire turnkey Internet business with 8 passive income streams paid directly to you for less than what many people spend on dining out each week?

If so, you might be interested in Niches-In-A-Box.

With 12 to 15 sites, each with its own exclusive articles, resources, news, affiliate programs, PPC programs, newsletter, products, e-books, etc. updated and given to you month after month, your residual income will go nowhere but UP. Your sites will keep on growing, evolving, and continuing to drive traffic and fill your bank accounts.

Would you have to worry when J.P. Schoeffel and his team of experts have done the work for you? And for all the hard work he has produced, he challenges you to find another membership site that surpasses the quality of his offer…

J.P. has made an extensive and exhaustive study of what users want in a website. He knows what brings them in, what keeps them on the site, and what gets them to refer the site to others. In short, he ensures your sites has real value, is truly ALIVE and active for business and will definitely get all pages spidered for the love of Google.

Niches-In-A-Box templates have more variety, sections and features than you could ever thought of designing from scratch. That’s why they’re so turnkey.

What we just said is nothing short of being dramatic, but you may not be convinced until you study Niches-In-A-Box for yourself. In summary, you receive for every month:

* 12 to 15 sites a month
* 250 to 300 exclusive PLR articles
* 12 to 15 keyword lists
* Affiliate package
* Your sites updated during 3 months
* Exclusive Special report
* Exclusive Ebook with PLR and Resell Rights (starting in August)
* Sales letter and graphics to sell the ebook
* Landing page
* Professional Blog Theme
* Audio version of the articles streamed directly from my servers
* Autoresponder series
* Autoresponder account (hosted)
* Visualranks lifetime membership
* Showclicks
* Turbo Video Training Lifetime membership
* Automatic Installer
* Access to an install service

Isn’t it too good to be true that you can simply upload the sites and start driving money-making traffic immediately?

* $7 all-you-can-‘eat’ buffet! *

Posted February 20th, 2007 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Uncategorized

Jonathan Leger, in the momentum of his $7 crusade, has opened his $7 resource portal where at last count, there were nearly 100 products available to you. You can purchase all for $7 each and market the products for 100% handsome profit (your niche customers won’t know you’d acquire them for $7…). Great bargains!

Viral Friend Generator

The most exciting product of February AND March has officially launched! Only Mike Filsaime can modify a simple and typical tell-a-friend script into one that perpetually builds your list exponentially, infinitely and on autopilot based on butterfly marketing principles.

Rich Schefren said it brought him 17 subscribers every second!

Don’t worry, Viral Friend Generator is so affordable EVERYONE will soon call themselves bona-fide viral marketers. Then again, price alone is not worth a major consideration to hold you back. A monstrosity of a list can always pay you back so much more than you could ever expect, time and time again.

Well, if you have been previously ‘swayed’ by free versions of VFG clones, we urge you to at least go through a comparison table of all the features and benefits between VFG and other knock-offs. You’ll definitely know which is BETTER.

Frankly, it would be a real shame if you forgo Viral Friend Generator to save that money. It would be much more important to save time when you could install VFG once for use on thousands of site so you don’t have to mess with technical issues again.

Other great benefits include:

* seamless combination with popular autoresponders like AWeber, ProSender, 1Shoppingcart, GetResponse and AutoResponse Plus.

* Detection of fake e-mail addresses

* Central operations and stats tracking from a single admin panel

* Affiliate program module

* Lifetime support, 300% guarantee (you still profit!) and many more!

Get VFG and a special “Virology” report + 300% money-back guarantee! Imagine this: a little adjustment to your opt-in process for all your opt-in sites can quadruple your total income while you still maintain the SAME amount of time and energy on your business.

Surely this is your heart’s desire?

Mobshot #3: The 4 Money Mastery Graduates

Posted February 17th, 2007 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Mobshots

Practical Blog Marketing

From left: Nelson, Jolly Tan, Tan Kian Ann and Shi Heng Cheong

This mobshot was taken on February 10th, when Kian Ann run his first-ever Practical Blog Marketing workshop. A good start is better than none! I think he was really burned out. After all, it’s not easy to stand and talk the whole day.

The next run of Practical Blog Marketing will probably be 2 full days! The Blogopreneur has got so much more to share, so check details of the workshop and contact Kian Ann to reserve your seat for the next run.

Day Job Killer

Quite likely you have heard of “Day Job Killer” by now, and it is REALLY hard to ignore when everyone else praises it to the sky like it’s sliced bread 2.0.

But make no mistake this is the same guy whose previous 2 e-books also deals with combining AdWords and ClickBank, and that’s all he does, except that he keeps finding new methods the way Michael Jordan splices through the defence over, under and sideways.

Chris McNeeney reveals some incredible offline methods to generate ClickBank sales and even more ways to profit from AdWords like *nothing*.

…PLUS a niche that makes him over $100,000 a year, and a “Direct Linking” method that makes him a cool $500 a month on autopilot just by promoting affiliate products on AdWords.

* Learn the most devastating AdWords techniques on the planet…the ones the top 1% use against you right now

* The affiliate marketing tricks that the 6-figure guys use…exposed in copyable step-by-step detail

* Copy the blueprint a 7-figure ClickBank dynamo just uncovered…

* Learn why you’ve been living a lie and get revenge on the gurus…

If you’ve been keeping track, you might have heard Chris ‘used’ his customers to test his methodologies to get social proof before he published them in e-books.

Because he strives to design a completely different game where the old rules don’t apply and the majority will be left behind in a world of scathing failure and losses while the few super-affiliates continue to make thousands with ease…

The Opponents

Our encounter with these people almost come to an unpleasant experience…it so happens that we as individuals have different points of view over how to make money online.

The opponents simply say, “Internet marketers DON’T NEED SEO! Just keep on selling with sales page after sales page. Build that list, warm ’em up, pre-launch, viral-market, presell, educate, send one e-mail and watch for multiple ‘** You got a sale!’ headlines in your inbox!”

Money comes with a ‘THUD!’

The Advocates

The advocates are the success stories that make sure SEO does not just reap long-term intangible value, but is a part of a sales-conversion process or blueprint that literally translates traffic from “outer space” (random visitors from search engines) into real buyers. That’s real money results within a time frame. They also know that SEO has a larger impact on smaller niches where there’s less competition.

SEO Book

There are many books covering SEO for $10 to $37, but none of them are as current or detailed as the SEO Book by Aaron Wall. The SEO Book is an up-to-date 256-page e-book available for your immediate download for only $79. The SEO Book has recently included information about ranking well with social media tools like blogs, web feeds and tagging.

It is written to offer the latest SEO tips and techniques to novice to intermediate level search engine marketers. If you have been working with search marketing since 1995 this probably is not the book for you. Having said that, even if you are a long-time search professional you still would be able to learn about a few tips and see a few new tools you have never seen before. If you are already well skilled at SEO (and realize how profitable it is) then just one or two new good tips or tools should easily cover the cost of the book.

Nonetheless, it is still THE book on SEO that people talk about. Achieve killer rankings in as little as 90 days and save thousands of dollars on SEO professional service with SEO Book!

Jonathan Leger interviewed Aaron Wall to gain an insight into the SEO Master’s big-picture overview on search engines. Aaron reveals how he sees Google, MSN and Yahoo! as they are today, with links to several references and a page-full of free SEO tools in this report.

Are you an opponent or an advocate? You are what you believe. Take your pick :)

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Note: As search rankings change dynamically, whatever that’s being said about getting at no. so-and-so spot will be outdated. However, your ranking in relative comparison to a competitor’s tends to be seen as more ‘fixed’.

Following our “Smart Pricing Explained” post, Google de-indexed the error page and we wondered if the updated post might succeed on 1st-page result. Guess what, it ranks one ahead of the original source AGAIN!

This is definitely not luck, and before you start engaging us for SEO workshops, we can only reiterate that having a basic big picture of how Google ranks sites and pages with smart pricing is essential to getting properly started with SEO (refer to the post on smart pricing). It’s not like you have to pay $97 for clandestine info.

In fact, before you think you are no good at SEO, you should go into a “web stats” section within your web server CPanel and look for a list of key phrases that you are already indexed and ranked for.

Something like these statistics that I screen-captured from my own CPanel:

Long Tail Searches?

It doesn’t look like much, but the truth is every other day, at least 1 visitor somewhere is searching for something and we happened to provide it.

This is what the Long Tail of SEO is all about: the Age of Customization whereby people know exactly what they want, and they will go all out inquiring to get it.

The Long Tail Graph

Part of the Long Tail phenomenon is a “98% Rule” which Chris Anderson explains in his book to mean that no matter how much inventory is made available online, 98% of the items will sell at least once.

In this case, 98% of all pages from Internet Mastery Center Blog appear at least once in the search results for a key phrase it contains, provided they are already indexed in the search engine database, and some even rank on the first page for key phrases of secondary importance.

Example: “Jay Abraham”, like “coca cola”, is too general a term. The more general a term, the more competitive it is to get ranked for it. The old adage remains true, that when someone types a key phrase that contains at least 3 words, you know that person is zooming onto something instead of window-shopping. The likelihood is there that s/he could be a buyer.

The trick is how to pre-empt what a possible buyer could be thinking. Answer: keyword research.

1. It’s open secret you can check for variations of a key phrase using research tools like Google AdWords Keyword Planner, WordTracker or NicheBOT Classic. Variations are kept as records because people EXACTLY type them in the search boxes.

2. Then choose a key phrase variation that best reflects the content of your new blog post.

3. Write your post in a way that wraps your key phrase in the first paragraph.

4. Conscientiously apply the practice of SEO writing until it becomes a solid habit. Awareness of your actions is everything.

Is it any accident that there are 3 searches for “jay abraham marketing strategy setting super summit” or “persuasive ads“? God knows! But that’s precisely business at the speed of thought…

And you need to pre-empt that thought by knowing all the most relevant keywords pertaining to your industry or niche at your fingertips.

That’s the end of today’s lesson! Have you learned something? We hope so. In fact, it is highly possible that there is already a long tail somewhere in your web stats and you may think it’s quite an accidental achievement, except that you now wish you’d optimize your key phrases further with some effort put in.

The next SEO post splits camps and it’s open to the floor for debate…

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Back in the last SEO workshop, I consulted Shi Heng Cheong over a problem with our article directory: less than 20% of the pages were ever indexed (there were lots of supplementary results, but consider them ‘bastard’ pages).

I showed him this page, where if you scroll down and look to your bottom right, you see some links to 5 articles. That’s how we reckoned the spiders will dig deep via a “front door” page and index more pages. Anyway, the page is never meant to be a direct-response page and it will be deleted at an appropriate time. Learn what NOT to do from us gooroos!

Whether it was a coincidence or not, Shi mentioned something that relates to how article directories work. To solve the problem as best as we can, we must bring up the article links as a top-fold section AND include a writeout of the first paragraph as a snippet so that spiders can easily ‘look’ at the content for its indexing decisions.

To increase the ‘originality’ degree of the article, rewording the first and last paragraphs is just fine. That reminds me of an urban myth about teachers. During the busy exam season, teachers don’t read from start to end of every student’s essay. They scan through the first few paragraphs and give a mark according to that.

But can’t spiders look at every single link of a page? Aren’t they machines? What Shi said next completely knocked me of my chair and I have yet to find evidence of his explanation. Google is actually modeling spiders as closely to human eyeball movement as possible (surely that has to do with heat maps). Now…not one of us have any idea how googlebot can not only determine your page layout but also how visitors read through it just by ‘looking’ at your HTML code, but at least that gives us an insight into why Google loves blogs.

And the truth is layout and culture are the blog’s 2 best assets.

For one thing, the blog has an elaborate archiving system that takes away non-techies’ fear and hassle of uploading web pages via FTP and linking to them from the “front door”, so they can happily post away as frequently as they wish. The more frequent a blog (or site) is updated, the more often spiders come to look for food. The blogging culture precisely promotes originality because blogging motivates original opinions, thoughts and comments too. Chances are, when there is original content, would not readers scroll all the way down to read what they have missed out before? Would not spiders emulate readers’ behavior by ‘looking’ all the way down? And index new posts along the way? 1 post per page. We know spiders are more than happy to index 3 posts a day instead of penalizing you if you are that hardworking. As a saying goes, “The more pages you get up in the search results, the bigger your online presence.”

It’s true, as reflected by our own tracking of blog pages. We hope blogging may be an activity you would resolve to do more consistently to build up credibility, relationships and SEO too as you go along. We will type something concerning the Long Tail of SEO. This is amazing stuff, and it works. You will know how to get ranked on the first page for every possible key phrase combination. The “how to get noticed on myspace” in the previous post is one example.

Last but not least, the 4th run of the SEO workshop, to be conducted by Shi, commences on March 2nd and 3rd. There will be a lot more covered in the areas of on and off-page optimization, including press release optimization and social media marketing plus continual support and opportunities for idea exchange within the community. Register on this page. Having this SEO skillset will make things easy for you in the future.

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Smart Pricing Explained.

Posted February 10th, 2007 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Search Engine Strategies

What is smart pricing? To put it simply, it goes like this: by comparison, the AdSense ads that are more relevant and pay better get to be displayed on the site or page that is more ‘established’ than another. The ‘establishment’ of a site/page is measured by:

1) the duration of its existence,
2) the quality of its overall content,
3) its PageRank,
4) the volume of visitors it attracts,

…among other metrics that are both known and unknown to Google sleuths. We mention this because we want to show you a real, practical example of smart pricing at work. This really surprises us.

Google “how to get noticed on myspace” and observe the top 4 results.

The original article is published by Lester Seah at his blog, Evolutionary Internet Marketing Success. We did not replicate his whole article on our first post, which has since been updated and republished as a new post (thus if you click the search result link, it comes up with “file not found”. The new post is here). All we merely did was copy wholesale his title and mention a link to his article in its rightful place with just one statement.

And what happened? We rank one ahead of Lester. Is justice served?

The no. 2 spot goes to Ezine Articles. It doesn’t matter there’s hardly any key phrase that remotely resembles “how to get noticed on myspace”. That article page alone already enjoys PR 6. Moreover, Ezine Articles is a famous article directory where many editors and publishers get involved. Notice the relevancy of AdSense ads on that page.

No. 1 result is myspace.com. This is “home court” result. That spot belongs to the boss.

Google will flush out that error page of ours and update its indexing of new pages. In the meantime, here’s your discovery. If Lester’s article was published on our blog first and got picked up by spiders before it was published on his, there is a chance the article may never get indexed on Lester’s blog, never mind 4th placing.

But that’s how Google defines quality. Spiders are happy to crawl an illustrious site like Ezine Articles a few times a day instead of one time in a few weeks for obscure sites. This could not have been demonstrated better other than with online news site. Have you had the experience of googling “anna nicole smith died” the moment you heard that news, and what comes in the search results?

Anna Nicole Smith died.

Certainly this is something that makes you go “hmmm…”

What the googlebot does is whenever it finds what it feels is a ‘new’ piece of content, it compares with ALL the pages that contain what it feels have very similar words and phrases and are already indexed in the search database. If it finds just ONE exact article in an established site, the latest version it come across will not stand much chance of getting indexed if the site does not pass the metrics as mentioned above. It will be chucked aside.

That is why originality counts.

That is why PLR articles are highly recommended for re-editing.

That is why you must ensure your content is indexed on your site first (give it some time) before you can begin submission at other places. The next best candidates are the average-performing directories. Again, give your article time for indexing, and move on to the better-performing directories. Logically speaking, it is supposed to be this way, but human nature is not meticulous enough to plan such an ‘organic’ move.

We previously asked this question in the Warrior Forum: will too much article submission result in a case of content duplication? We received one answer and it went, “Nah, don’t worry. The directory on the East Coast and the one on the West have 2 vastly different IP addresses, so it doesn’t constitute duplication.” Well, thanks. It is temporary relief to hear that.

Let’s move on to the next post with more SEO tips.

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The AdSense Advantage

Phew! Matt Callen must have felt vindicated when one of his customer, Arbhishek Agrawal, e-mailed him from nowhere to say he made $9127.75 in AdSense income for this January! So he quickly wrote this e-book, The AdSense Advantage, and just distributed it on Thursday to spread the testimonial on the use of HyperVRE Gold (commercial version).

Of course, we are eager to learn and celebrate of yet another new formula and at the same, want to be careful with all the excitement surrounding the report and give some objective thought as to how popular the method can be accepted by the masses.

On first impression, the method is akin to what John Reese once described as a ‘braindump’ method; that is, “you fling a bucket of mud towards a wall and hope that a few good patches stick to it.” We are referring to pg. 16 of the report where Arbhishek uploaded 300 sites, removed 100 non-performing ones and ended up with 200 good ones.

Another highlight of the report is Arbhishek need not register every single domain for each site. If he did, that would be quite expensive, but it only means 2 things:

1) He had no intention to build opt-in leads.
2) Without opt-ins, there was no intention to build online businesses.

As a result, he only used 2, 3 domains (read the e-book to find out how and why). Google has already successfully clamp down on AdSense sites, thus there is no way the spiders are going deep to index those pages. He couldn’t possibly link to them from the index page either…which brings us to how Arbhishek drew tons of visitors to his sites.

Answer: AdSense arbitrage, but it’s not what you think.

He used PPC, but not AdWords. Guess what? Yahoo! Search Marketing.

Fantastic loophole while it lasts! Why? Google had been trying to maintain the standards of its AdWords/AdSense programs with the implementation of smart pricing, Google slap and landing page score. Whatever activities you do with these programs are closely monitored…

…Whereas Yahoo! Publisher Network, its version of AdSense, is still in its infancy. You can draw PPC traffic from Yahoo! to click ads on your AdSense sites simply because Yahoo! has no sense of landing page score, as yet.

This is a pretty interesting situation. The quality of those clicks may not be good as they seem, but as long as Arbhishek’s AdSense account is not banned, he’s not complaining. He paid for his PPC traffic, and Yahoo! raises both its hands and say, “It’s not my fault.”

It will be a matter of time before Google has no choice but to knock on Yahoo’s door and go in as a courteous guest…and as you know, these 2 companies are rivals.

Before that happens, here is what’s in it for you. We have to reiterate, Arbhishek is NOT building a business, by which we mean there’s no sense of giving value to whoever patronizes you. The AdSense Advantage contains a formula for your benefit and it’s yours only. The process requires you to take MASSIVE action while the good times roll. We have read about other AdSense methods that are, by comparison, beautiful and elaborate. This one is quick and dirty as hell.

If you have previously bought a ton of AdSense templates (we know some of you have bought from us) and feel that you are not optimizing your efforts on them, it’s your no. 1 priority to read The AdSense Advantage and not waste another second. If you have been pursuing AdSense, consider this a must-read to be informed. There is a glaring loophole you can’t miss, and we have just explained it!

AdSense Arbitrage

Here’s another AdSense arbitrage case study by Matt’s brother, Brad Callen. He compiled his report based on tips given by one of his Keyword Elite customers and threads from his KE forum. Interestingly, AdWords is involved, contrary to what we wrote above. The details of this free report is just as good, or better than any paid arbitrage product you’ll find.

Craigslist Marketing 101

Posted February 7th, 2007 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Other Stuff

Since its launch in 1995 Craigslist has quietly become the largest online classifieds website in the world with a regional presence in 190 cities and across 35 countries. Each month over 10 million people log on to the 7th most popular website to buy and sell just about everything. From real estate to furniture, promoting services such as contracting, house cleaning and even babysitting, Craigslist is the one spot where anyone can connect regionally to fill a need.

As its popularity has continued to increase, so have the possibilities for vendors large and small to market their wares on Craigslist. What’s the big attraction? For the most part Craigslist is 100% free to post and search. Only job postings in San Francisco, L.A and New York City cost a small fee to post. Otherwise, Craigslist is an open free source for new targeted customers, ripe for the picking, just waiting for your business to give them what they want.

Craigslist is a regionally-based website that truly promotes community involvement. However, you can post in any of the available metros and multiple metros as well. The trick is in designing an ad that gets people attention, getting on a regular posting schedule, following the rules (or at least not overtly breaking them) and searching for new customers daily.

Simplicity in ad design is paramount and it matches the vibe that Craigslist likes to attract—peer-to-peer, real human interaction. It lacks the commercial aspects that add fluff and confusion in exchange for simple ads, most posted by real folks. Design your ad to fit into that scheme is key to a successful campaign.

Get into the habit of posting often on Craigslist and hit multiple metros with different ads to get more reach (if you business can support it). It’s free to post so what do you have to lose!

Understanding Craigslist rules are fairly simple as they are openly published. They are super picky about what you can post, but there are exceptions like livestock and anything illegal (drugs, guns, etc.). One of the major rules that we see as a marketing rule more than a terms of service rule is to post in the category that best corresponds with your product type. This ensures your ad will reach the best target without adding to useless clutter.

Over 8 million people post monthly on Craigslist and that number grows every day. Don’t just sit back and post ads, answer ads seeking your products and services as well.

Craigslist is one of the best ways for every business, large and small to find a new voice online for little more than elbow grease.

It is only natural that Craigslist has to grow and protect its integrity and reputation over the years. Since it had begun to sniff out advertisers employing unauthorised black-hat tactics and simply non-mainstream ads, it has recently introduced new tools to wrangle loan scammers, prostitution peddlers, and just-plain greedy marketers.

The Craigslist staff are even working with the police to keep tabs on possible cyber-crimes and potential offenders in its ad network, so much so that “innocent bystanders” can get flagged in a situation not unlike that of getting your AdSense account suspended for the slightest reason.

Thus it becomes ever more important on the part of online marketers to assume responsiblity and best advertising practices without saying…which leads to the question, “What should I know and do to be a highly esteemed advertiser in Craigslist?” There are some well-known rules:

1) Do NOT post exact ad in multiple cities/categories. Make sure your ad fits that category you’re posting in.

2) Use different e-mail addresses if you’re going to post several ads.

3) Do NOT abuse Craigslist by over-posting. Post 2-3 ads (reword them a bit), then wait 3 days before posting again. If you can’t post, try again in a few days because you may be banned temporarily.

4) Don’t waste money on so-called Craigslist auto-posting software. You only take a larger step closer to getting banned.

With all that being said, we found a great book that can help you to become a reputable and profitable Craigslist poster:

The Unofficial Craigslist Book

Shanon Lewis’s “The Unofficial Craigslist Book” includes dozens of tips for marketing via Craigslist, including ideas for hot products and services that sell big on the site. She has written it in a way that appeals to all businessmen and women of just about any industry, and anyone can use her strategies to get better exposure for their businesses, better sales conversion and build strong, powerful relationships regionally. Shanon can show you insider tricks beyond mere posting of ads.

The other side of the "Gold Rush"…

Posted February 2nd, 2007 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

* SPOILERS *

I had a discussion with a friend, “The One Who Looks Intelligent”, and somehow we came to talk about “The One Who Sells Templates” and sort of laughed over why “so many people are rushing to buy templates”.

(We are not pinpointing particularly anyone and you can replace the word ‘templates’ with any products.)

Then the friend said something that jolted me for weeks. I quote him, “Remember the time during the Gold Rush, when everyone was rushing to pan for gold. They were not the ones who got rich. The real guys who made it rich are those who sold jeans and shovels.