How my Website Made $100/month and Why I have to Start Over

03 May
May 3, 2013

Monetizing niche sites gone wrong How my Website Made $100/month and Why I have to Start OverAbout two months after I launched my niche website, I was completely psyched to be raking in over $100 per month through affiliate links. Things were looking good and the more traffic I attracted the more money I made. All signs pointed to more and more money. Unfortunately, everything was a bit too easy and now I have to start over with my monetization strategy. Why? Read more →

How I Got to the #1 Spot in Google in 1 Month

02 May
May 2, 2013

How to rank 1 in Google How I Got to the #1 Spot in Google in 1 MonthYep—it’s true. I’m fired up to say that I successfully built a website and in exactly one month, got it to rank #1 in Google for my targeted keyword.  Not only that, but the site is busy making money all the time—it actually pays my internet bill! More on that later. As of this writing, the site has been live for about 4 months and receives between 1500 and 2100 visits per week with trends moving up all the time.

So what was the trick? Read more →

Beginner’s Guide to Keyword Research

22 Jan
January 22, 2013

How to Keyword Research 300x270 Beginners Guide to Keyword ResearchAh, keyword research, the myth, the legend, the black art.

If you’ve dabbled with internet marketing at all, you’ve heard the term being thrown around, but what do you really need to know? It’s not that hard, but it’s definitely really important which is why keyword research is talked about all the time. Allow me to just give you the basics.

Keywords are words and/or phrases that indicate what your webpage is about. Typically, what you should do when you create a website or a blog article is choose your keywords first and then mention them throughout the site or article. This is one of the basic ways to ensure your website is optimized for search engines. Keywords make it easy for sites like Google to figure out what your site is about and then serve it up correctly when people search for what you’ve written about.

Keyword research comes into play when you’re trying to Read more →

What Oracle’s Acquisition of Eloqua Means for Small Business Marketing

20 Dec
December 20, 2012

Oracle Acquires Eloqua 300x281 What Oracles Acquisition of Eloqua Means for Small Business MarketingOn December 20, 2012, Oracle announced their intent to acquire marketing automation platform (MAP) provider Eloqua for $871 million, which is a 31% premium over the Eloqua share price on the day of the announcement. The deal should be set in stone in the first half of 2013.

Like a lot of early stage companies, Eloqua has a history of losses. In 2011, Eloqua’s revenue increased 40% to $71 million, though the company posted a net loss of $6.2 million, compared with a net loss of $1.5 million in 2010. We’ll see what that number ends up at for 2012. Read more →