There’s a lot of different SEO tools available. Some are free, most are not. And the ones that are free require you to submit your email address so that you can get stupid newsletters mailed to you with promotional items, or require you to register or require you to download something. If you’re looking for some great SEO tools that are absolutely free and don’t require you to download anything, register for a free account or become a free member, more importantly feel like you have to sign your life away in order to gain access to these tools then check out this list of free SEO tools. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have been searching the web for different ways to make money online in 2013, then it’s very likely that you have run across many websites that talk about making money online by filling out and completing online surveys. The purpose of this post is to express my opinions about this topic and to provide you with my insight on how well I think you will find success in this type of Internet marketing business. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a long time since I last wrote on this blog. So much has been going on in my life over the last few years and I haven’t had a lot of time to keep this blog up-to-date. It’s now the second month into 2013 and I am starting to have more free time available to use towards firing up this blog again and jumping in with providing advice tips and tricks with making money online.
So one of the first things I want to do is start back immediately with providing new content that will help you learn more about the different ways you can make money online in 2013. Just before writing up this post I was searching around and I noticed that most all of the content popping up pertain to topics that provide old advice and guides that do not pertain to current times. Many of the articles I am reading are outdated and might not deliver results as expected.
So bare with me for a little bit while I blow the dust off this blog and get all the systems back up and running. Stay tuned for some amazing advice, tips and tricks on learning how to make money online in 2013 and onward. In the mean time, feel free to drop me a comment below, especially if you have any requests or questions.
Ubuntu – Leaps Into Internet Marketing: And They Have The Best Affiliate Marketing Tool on The Planet!October 13th, 2012 by Garry Conn
Debian did and continues to do all the hard work. Canonical -the Bill Gates of Linux- created one of the best affiliate marketing tools on the planet. Jealous much? Well yeah! Of course I’m jealous. I would love to have my Amazon cookie embedded into thousands, possibly millions of computers around the world.
But regardless if I am jealous or not that’s completely beside the point. Linux is supposed to be commercial free and open-source. Many people that use Linux operating systems have not so nice feelings about Microsoft and other software bullies. Granted, I know, with Linux you can create anything you want, and it’s your choice to slap a price tag on it and sell it, or in Canonical’s case: use their tool to profit from commissions earned via affiliate links.
… how can Ubuntu be free? Simple. If you use it, you’re nothing more than just a human battery plugged into their Matrix system.
I don’t know, it just seems low class to me. I feel tricked. It’s people like myself that played a part in getting Ubuntu where it is today. And what do they do to pay that back? They trick lesser experienced users who know nothing about affiliate and Internet marketing by embedding affiliate links into their operating system.
I ranted about Ubuntu becoming a traitor to the Linux community in the beginning of this year -it got mixed reviews. But I still stand my ground and hold strong to my opinion about Canonical. I think they have really tainted what Linux is about and in my opinion using Ubuntu is basically the same thing as using a Microsoft operating system without all the blue screen errors and glitches.
Don’t get me wrong, Ubuntu is an amazing operating system. But there’s a reason for that: Debian did all the hard work, and continues to do so. And the Debian community does it for free and the operating system is sacred for being completely open-source. In fact, you have to deliberately allow it not to be by allowing in non-free packages into your install.
Anyway, I am probably stupid, but I don’t care. It’s how I feel and it will take a lot to change my view. You’re welcome to try. Last point is this: I don’t think Canonical is doing anything wrong; however, I do think when they decided to go mainstream commercial they should have branched their distro and kept Ubuntu as what it use to be (i.e. 10.04 was okay) and updated it, and then create a more commercialized version such as FUbuntu. I’m sure you can figure out what that stands for. What’s your opinion about Ubuntu?
According to a post written by Barry Schwartz, author on Search Engine Journal, it has been confirmed that Google released an update to their algorithm that that largely targets low quality exact match domain websites. However, people are reporting in that additional sites other than EMD ones have been affected by this update too!
I think mine is one of them! But you know what? Many years ago I use to care and freakout about losing my Google Rankings. Today, I really don’t care. If Google thinks my site isn’t worth of pulling on in the search results, then so be it. Years ago I would tweak things and worry about SEO and bite my nails on whether I would rank within the top ten in the SERPs. However, I have concluded after all these years of going back and forth, back and forth, code change, test some more and code change, that it’s simply not worth it.
I think if publishers focus on publishing that Google will take care of the rest. It’s their search engine. They can do what they want. I think if you figure out a way to artificially rank for keywords that you naturally were not intended for then that will catch up to you. Ultimately my SEO advice to anyone who cares is to ignore SEO and pretend it doesn’t exist. Most CMS software do well out of the box. Even WordPress without doing the SEO friendly permalinks work well.
Make your website amazing for people. Write amazing content that is targeted for the eyes of humans, not robots. And make sure that your HTML and PHP code is clean and easy for a machine to figure out what the hell you did! Other than that, I think if you do these things mentioned, your website or blog will do just fine. Also, today it really isn’t just all about Google anymore, or rather their search engine.
Today you can score quite a bit of traffic and viewer interest via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. My additional advice is to focus on those three avenues rather than spend all your time trying to figure out the algorithm and game the system from a company whom you’re probably too broke to purchase even one share of stock from!
It’s been awhile since I last updated this blog. I have been doing a lot of re-branding work and blending in many of the blogs I run into one seamless design. Each of these blogs will take on a subdomain off the garryconn.com domain. This blog is a working example (money.garryconn.com). Also on the root of the domain I am shaving off the www in the address, so instead of www.garryconn.com it’s just garryconn.com. Below outlilnes the two blogs I have completed so far:
The reason why I am successful with making money online using Google AdSense is because I choose the right keywords to target. But I’ll admit, it’s a balancing act. And there isn’t an exact science or forumla for figuring this stuff out.
Many times, even I make mistakes and end up choosing the wrong keywords. The goal is to find keywords that pay a lot of money per click and that have the highest level of search queries (traffic) with lowest amount of competition. Sounds easy, right? Well, like I said… It’s a little tricky and it takes time to become proficient.
The second part after finding the right keywords crossing your fingers and hoping that the domain name is available that has your exact keywords or keyword phrase packed inside it. If it doesn’t, then your chances of ranking in Google for those keywords are reduced.
The third part is writing really good content based on the chosen keywords you have decided to target and designing a very nice looking site that is friendly for people while also friendly for getting AdSense clicks. All this can be summarized into five elements needed in order to be successful with earning money using Google AdSense.
Five Elements Required For Successful AdSense Earnings
- Keywords With a High Cost Per Click
- Keywords With a High Month Search Count
- Keywords With a Low Level of Competition
- Available Domain Name With Keyword Match
- Resources For Writing Excellent Content
- A Balanced and Friendly Site Design
You might think that I use expensive software and tools for finding targetable keywords. I really don’t! The software and tools I use are free and are available for anyone to use. As strange as it may seem, Google actually provides all of these tools. There are four Google tools I use for hunting down keywords to use with building AdSense sites. These tools are as follows:
Four Google Tools For Keyword Research
- Google AdWords Keyword Tool
- Google AdWords – Traffic Estimator
- Google Insights For Search
- Google Search Results Page
The Keyword Tool gives me an idea of the keyword level of competition, number of monthly searches, and a list of alternative keyword ideas. The Traffic Estimator gives me an idea on how much money advertisers are paying per click and the estimated number of daily clicks they receive. Insights For Search gives me a graphical comparison of the amount of interest between sets of different keywords.
With Insights, I will plug in a keyword known to be HOT such as sex, cancer, money, war, Iraq, etc. as the control and compare the level of interest against the potential keywords I want to target. Insights For Search gives me another means for estimating traffic volume. Additionally, is has a section that brings up eventful highlights and news pertaining to keywords which immediately give me a source for researching the topic in preparation for writing quality content and creating quality outbound links to external sources.
Lastly, I use the SERP to research my competition. I will investigate each site ranked on the front page. I want know know who I am competing with. If I discover that the competition are major sites (i.e. CNN.com, Microsoft.com, ESPN.com, etc.) I may decide to walk away from the campaign and start over.
And That’s How It’s Done…
Choosing the right keywords to target for earning money with Google AdSense doesn’t involve purchasing expensive software and tools. It doesn’t involve joining various paid membership programs. It really just involves equipping yourself with the right FREE tools available from Google, and learning how to use them effectively.
If interested, I am available to teach you how to do all of this for a fee. Contact me for additional information and for pricing. Additionally, if you would like to hire me to build AdSense sites for you, I am available to do that as well. Once again, Contact me for additional information and pricing.
As always, your public comments and questions are welcome by using the comment form below. I wish you the best of luck with finding profitable keywords and with earning money from your AdSense sites. If there is anything I can do to help, feel free to ask.
It’s been awhile. I guess I needed a break. But now I am ready to start writing again and helping you with learning how to make money online. It’s a topic I am all too familiar with and a personal experience I have years of insight to share with you. I will be making a few minor changes to the blog, just to update it to today’s blog standards of things, and also I will be opening up an online form where you can easily and quickly submit your questions into me. From there I will answer them directly on the blog. For the time being, be sure to bookmark the NEW url. The address is: http://money.garryconn.com. Be sure to subscribe to the new RSS Feed. That url is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/garryconn/makemoneyonline. Lastly, on the top LEFT corner of the blog is a mailing list subscription form. Be sure to join that too! I don’t pay $19.95 / month for Aweber just because it’s something cool to have.
If you have questions or need some help with something, feel free to contact me either by using my CONTACT FORM or by sending me a direct email to email@example.com. I look forward to really opening up this blog wide open immediately!
I have been spending way too much time fixing computers instead of using one myself. I sure do miss blogging. But, in the time I have spent away doing other things, it’s giving me more time to think about search engine marketing and keyword targeting. I think largely the problem at hand is that many people think keyword targeting involves rocket science. It really doesn’t. And the sooner you believe that the better you will get at it. There is huge bag of keywords just waiting to get pulled. Keywords with more traffic than your server can handle. The question is can you find them, and if so can you profit from them. I talk about all this in a fresh new article I published on SeoHosting.com. Here’s the LINK. I invite you to check it out and share your thoughts.
I have played around with AdWords quite a bit for my local business. The best tip on launching an effective AdWords advertisement campaign is to know who your target customers are. lol