July 6, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
- Blogging Idol, an RSS competition from Daily Blog Tips, is now live. There are over a hundred participants and the blog with the greatest RSS subscription increase through the month of July wins. Winning the Web is in the mix so be sure to subscribe to the blog.
- Attending SEO conferences is a great way to network with knowledgeable players in the industry and to learn some valuable nuggets of information. However, are they really worth the hefty price tag? Donna Fontenot does a quick analysis, and finds that the average SEO conference (including pass, airfare, hotel, food/drinks) amounts to over $4,000. Would you rather spend 2 days at a conference or 2 weeks in Aruba sipping margaritas?
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June 22, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
- Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting is a terrific interviewer who recently released the transcript of his link building interview with Googler Matt Cutts. The interview offers some great insights and takeaways that every SEO and web publisher should learn about.
- It’s broken for a while, but the Social Media for Firefox add-on has now been fixed and re-released. The add-on shows you the vote counts on other social bookmarking networks when you’re viewing submissions on Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and del.ici.ous. It’s useful to have if you’re into building up your submissions for your social media profiles.
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June 15, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
In past weeks, I’ve included weekly link roundups in the Winners of the Week series. However, I now want to reserve that series for actually picking “winners” and acknowledging their work on a weekly basis. Instead of just dropping a bunch of various links, I want to write a full post on why the chosen winner deserves the award.
So with that, a new category is born – weekly link roundups. Every week, I’ll be posting links to interesting articles in the recent past. I actively follow many Internet marketing related blogs in my feed reader and this is your way of receiving direct access to the pieces that impact me most. You’ve read my thoughts on why link roundup posts are so effective, so I hope this is helpful.
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May 26, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Blogging – No Longer a Unique Business Strategy
Aaron Wall brings up a good point that blogs are no longer “unique”. If you have flagship articles with good content that you want to promote, simply writing it and letting it sit will not be enough. You have to actively market the content and be aggressive. Read the full article for specific strategies you can use.
What Was Your Blog’s Tipping Point?
All blogs have a “tipping point”, a point in time when the blog hits success. Some prominent bloggers share their stories here – great for inspiration and understanding what it takes to “make it”. What’s your blogging tipping point?
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May 18, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
What Google Knows About Spam
Matt Cutts of Google shares his keynote from Web 2.0 about what Google knows about spam – which is actually quite a lot. Check out the video and it’ll motivate you to build more authority sites. Why fight the almighty Google?
Black Hat SEO Lessons: Indirect Promotion
I don’t recommend getting into blackhat SEO if you don’t know what you’re doing, but this article provides some nice insights for anyone to use. Sometimes promoting your sites indirectly (such as by linking to a page where you commented) can get you tons of exposure.
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May 5, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
How Much is a #1 Google Ranking Worth?
Aaron Wall has put together another quality article that analyzes the value of a #1 ranking in Google. If you’re not currently ranking #1, some of the data included here will motivate you to work harder to achieve that position.
Will Your Website Pass a Google Review?
Do you have a strong brand that forces Google to include your site in its index? As the search engines look to purge the web of thin affiliate sites and spam, it’s becomingly increasingly important to send the right signals that show you have a quality site.
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April 20, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Lots of great articles this week that I thought would be helpful to everyone involved in Internet marketing and making money online. Enjoy.
The Triple Threat Interview: Stuntdubl, Graywolf and Sugarrae on Independent Webmastering
Gab Goldenberg is an up and coming SEO who had the chance to interview 3 SEO superstars at SMX West: Michael Gray, Todd Malicoat, and Rae Hoffman. That’s a pretty impressive lineup and I’m sure one day we’ll be saying the same thing about Gab. The conversation centered around independent webmastering and how each of them creates content and develops link bait for their personal projects. I highly recommend everyone aspiring to make money online read this, whether or not you’re interested in SEO.
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April 13, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
After a long hiatus, I’ve decided to bring back the Winners of the Week series here on Winning the Web. The main reason why I haven’t been continuing with these is because they simply take up a lot of time. I have to read the most recent articles in the Internet marketing blogosphere, determine which ones I’d like to feature, compile and post the list of links, and write commentary for each of the entries. Now all of this is fun to do and I usually keep up with the latest news anyway. However, I’ve been slipping in terms of realizing the impact of linking out to others in the industry. I’ll be describing the benefits of “roundup” links in a future post. Stay tuned.
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