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How to do Keyword Research: Tips, Tools and Techniques

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How to do Keyword Research: Tips, Tools and Techniques

With no keyword research, there would be no O in SEO. How can we optimise our website if we don't know what we're optimising for?

This is why every website you build, every article you write and even every title you create, should start with a healthy dollop of keyword research. read more


How Accurate are the Keyword Tool Monthly Search Figures?

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How Accurate are the Keyword Tool Monthly Search Figures?

Let's define a couple of things here. Traffic is the number of visitors your website receives. Search volume is the number of people which search for a given keyword.

They are two very different things. The Adwords Keyword Tool has no idea on your potential traffic. read more


How to Create a Matt Cutts Google Mash up Video

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How to Create a Matt Cutts Google Mash up Video

I thought I'd have a go at making a funny video of Matt Cutts. For those of you that don't know, Matt is a Google engineer, and is currently head of the Google Webspam team.

What started off as randomly browsing dozens of Google webmaster videos looking for potentially funny sentences like an immature 10 year old read more


Some old Affiliate Marketing Techniques (with Examples)

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Some old Affiliate Marketing Techniques (with Examples)

Look what I spotted the other day, high up on my shelf. Stuck between Borat and Hancock - an old backup DVD of my affiliate marketing websites from 2007.

I thought sharing some of these ancient websites on here might make for a good post. read more


How to Estimate Keyword Traffic from Google

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How to Estimate Keyword Traffic from Google

I proved in a previous post, that the Adwords Keyword Tool is great for finding out how many searches are performed for a given keyword, in a given month, from any given location.

However, how do we use this data to generate decent predictions on how much traffic we might receive at different ranking positions? read more


How to Build Links with Viral Marketing and Link Bait

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How to Build Links with Viral Marketing and Link Bait

I'd just like to thank my mum, my dad, all my friends, God...? No, but seriously. Wow.

After just 3 days of launching my How to Rank #1 on Google parody on YouTube, it's been viewed 16,016 times and has been shared on major SEO websites read more


How I Started a Home Based Business in 3 Days

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How I Started a Home Based Business in 3 Days

My girlfriend was moaning (as usual) about her job the other day. She works in a customer-facing role and sometimes really doesn't want to get out of bed.

We've all had that feeling right? But because I'm such a nice boyfriend, I decided to try and do something about it (plus it meant I might get some peace and quiet). read more


7 Corking Ways to Promote Your Online Content (For Free)

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7 Corking Ways to Promote Your Online Content (For Free)

When it comes to blogs, the majority of online writers don't actually know much about promoting them. And, after all the research and hard work that's gone into the content, it seems such a terrible waste (violins at the ready). read more


Lord Sugar Finger Analysis: Who will win The Apprentice?

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Lord Sugar Finger Analysis: Who will win The Apprentice?

For those of you that don't know, The Apprentice is a BBC reality TV show which follows 16 candidates as they attempt to secure a £250,000 investment from business legend - Lord Sugar.

Each week, Lord Sugar sets a business task, and the most stupid candidate gets fired. read more


First Investment: 250 Quid in Quindell Portfolio PLC

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First Investment: 250 Quid in Quindell Portfolio PLC

Over the festive period, besides stuffing my face and getting fat, I've been busy looking for potential investment opportunities.

As I mentioned before, I really am a novice at this. However, one thing I have picked up on is that research and background reading is important (duh). read more




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