August 22, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Alright so it’s been over a week since Tyler Cruz and I started our affiliate marketing showdown, but honestly little has happened since then. The whole point of the competition was to motivate both of us to work on our campaigns and to improve on our PPC affiliate marketing skills. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet.
I’m not going to sit here and complain. I’ve been extremely busy with SEO client work and some of the other projects on my plate, but a competition is a competition and I’m not going go down without putting up a fight.
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August 21, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Nearly 2 years ago when John Chow catapulted his blog’s traffic and income to stratospheric levels, many copycat blogs were born in the make money online niche. Who wouldn’t want to make $40,000 a month from their blog, right? One of these copycats was the infamous JohnCow.com, an obvious parody of John Chow with a catchy tag line of “milking the Internet and making mooney online”. The difference between John Cow and the other copycats was that Cow ironically used his own unique style and employed some creative marketing techniques to gain notice from John Chow himself.
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August 19, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
If you drive to work everyday, you know how expensive it can get with ridiculous gas prices, parking fees, and vehicle maintenance costs. So why not save money on gas, help the environment, and make new friends by carpooling?
RideSearch is a brand new service that strives to connect people in the same geographic area looking to carpool. It’s essentially a free nationwide carpool matching site that offers the ability to search for commuters in the same location and post ads for rides.
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August 18, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Tag clouds have become increasingly popular on blogs as a way to organize content and to tell readers what’s most important. But are you using the right tags and categories?
Wordle.net is a site where you can enter in a web address or block of text and get back your own customized tag cloud based on words in the source code. You can format the cloud however you want and have it displayed in just a few seconds.
Here’s the Wordle tag cloud for Winning the Web. Not a big surprise considering my latest post on time as a limited resource.
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August 15, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
As I get more and more involved with Internet marketing, I’m realizing a very important concept – that time is the only truly limited resource. You can always make more money without limit but time is something that you cannot collect, turn back, or gain. No matter what you do, there will always be only 24 hours in a day.
Of course this is relevant to life in general, but it is especially important to Internet business where we try to do everything and anything to make money online. Are you making the most of your time?
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August 13, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Remember that guy named Tyler Cruz? If you recall, I edged him out 55-52 in a previous competition where we had bloggers vote for either of us by writing a post. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone involved benefited. However, it looks like Tyler is finally out for revenge – this time in an area where neither of us are really proven or experienced: PPC affiliate marketing.
This is an area of Internet marketing that I’d really like to become better at and I think a little friendly competition will help to motivate me and finally get the ball rolling.
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August 12, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
If you have a site or blog that you’ve been trying to promote for a long time, you might be familiar with all of the different types of traffic sources – Google SEO, buying links, article marketing, blog comments, guest posts, etc.
All of these methods of generating traffic are great as they form a solid foundation for your blog and help you to establish a steady flow of visitors. However, you may be missing out on a HUGE opportunity to explode your traffic. This is essentially what happened to me with Winning the Web, until I recently dug into my analytics. Let me show you what I found.
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August 7, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
You may have noticed that the Feedburner stats on Winning the Web increased by over 50% in the past week – from 950 to 1500. I know that there’s been a Feedburner hack going around the past week, but this is not what I used to jump forward. In fact, I highly recommend that you DO NOT use the trick for your blog. Not only will Google/Feedburner plug the hole now that everyone knows about it, but it’s cheesy and will put a dent in your reputation. Trust me, most smart people can figure out whether or not you’re bluffing your stats.
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