July 30, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
I’ll be the first to admit that my posting schedule here on Winning the Web has often been hectic and unorganized. I find myself writing about random topics that don’t necessarily follow a set structure or have a clear purpose.
Well it’s time I get my act together. I firmly believe that organizing a blog around a set theme and posting on a predefined schedule will not only increase productivity, but will also improve the effectiveness of the blog.
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July 29, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Usually I’m very skeptical of product launches as they all seem to use the same formula and rehash the same information. However, Yaro Starak’s blogging course, Blog Mastermind, is a little different than the rest because he’s living proof that his methods actually work. If you venture over to Yaro’s blog, Entrepreneur’s Journey, you’ll see that he does an amazing job engaging his readers with useful articles, product reviews, podcasts, and videos. The blog has over 33,000 RSS subscribers and easily makes Yaro a 6 figure income while he works 2 hours a day and travels the world.
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July 28, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Cuil, a new search engine startup that many think will be a “Google killer”. The story’s been covered today by pretty much every tech blog or news site out there. Does it live up to the hype? Cuil claims to be the most comprehensive search engine around with over 120 billion indexed pages. In fact, it’s come out of the gate running with Google in its cross hairs but I honestly don’t know what the fuss is about. Sure, Cuil can have a huge index, but that doesn’t mean it’ll have the most relevant results nor take market share away from Google. In the minds of users, “google” is already closely tied with search – almost to the point where the word can officially be added to the dictionary. I don’t care what kind of technology you have. That sort of branding is tough to beat.
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July 27, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
If you run a relatively small blog for money, you know how hard it is to attract new advertisers to your site and provide them value on a daily basis. Not only that, but you have to deal with all of the technical issues with putting banners on your site and ensure that everyone pays you in a timely fashion. Running private ads on your blog is a time consuming process and unless you’re already popular with a big audience, it’s usually ineffective.
So what’s a blogger to do?
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July 27, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Alright, alright… so the Google-Digg deal that I predicted last week has been broken up and it looks like I need to work on my psychic powers. But that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to speculate and wonder what will happen next in the search and social media industries.
I asked for opinions from some of the most active SEO’s and SMO’s on Sphinn, a perfect intersection between search and social media. Will Google acquire Digg? Do you think it would be beneficial or disastrous? How would it affect the Internet at large?
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July 26, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
A few days ago, I predicted that Google would buy up Digg and incorporate voting into its search algorithm. That deal is dead for now, but I still think it’s a possibility in the future. However, regardless of who buys what, social media and user voting will become a major factor in the search industry – no doubt about it. It’s just a matter of how soon.
Here’s a preview of user voting in search results from an unlikely candidate…
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July 24, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Could this be it? If you’re on top of the tech news, you know that Digg has been on sale for over 6 months now – actively looking for buyers to take on the social media monster.
In the latest round of rumors, Google is set to buy up Digg for $200 million. Will it actually happen this time? I’m no Nostradamus, but I vote yes.
Before the summer months are up, Google will have bought up Digg and added it to its online empire of web properties.
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July 22, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
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July 21, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Love it or hate it, the Top Affiliate Challenge was the first affiliate marketing reality show to successfully air online in real time. The show undoubtedly had some major flaws and made newbie mistakes, but all in all, I think it’s a good start to developing an idea that can potentially be very successful. Props to Thor Schrock for that.
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9 Things I Learned in the First 90 Days of the Social Community Space that I Must be Stupid Enough to Share
July 15, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
This story starts like any other. Girl reads book. Girl is deeply inspired by book. Girl and boy jump head first into to the super competitive social community space. Well, I’m that girl. Now, fast forward to 10 months from when I first picked up that book and my partner and I are 90 days into the launch of our first social community.
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