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Forum: Affiliate Marketing 10th January 2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,353
Posted By troybroussard
Yeah, you're welcome... Just remember, it's...

Yeah, you're welcome...

Just remember, it's more of a "social proof" than "social marketing"... by that I mean that you'll get a lot of likes, but i haven't seen it result in a lot of traffic...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,513
Posted By troybroussard
Though it is clearly NOT this simple, if I were...

Though it is clearly NOT this simple, if I were to describe the "new" approach to SEO post Panda/Penguin in a single word, that word would be...

DIVERSIFY


Diversify your anchor text
...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 26th December 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,677
Posted By troybroussard
PPC can be very effective if used properly. ...

PPC can be very effective if used properly.

If you don't have good metrics yet and don't know the value of a customer or the conversion rate of your funnel, then PPC will likely cost you a lot of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By troybroussard
Yeah, just keep plodding away at it. Don't really...

Yeah, just keep plodding away at it. Don't really worry about PageRank, just focus on high quality content, great user engagement and your traffic. Make sure to also work on parallel traffic methods...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 26th December 2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,353
Posted By troybroussard
I definitely agree with that Torka - buying...

I definitely agree with that Torka - buying friends is not a good idea at all.

One thing that many people aren't aware of, however, is that you can ethically buy promotions of your blog content on...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 26th December 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,307
Posted By troybroussard
One point that should be considered when you...

One point that should be considered when you think about your content posting frequency is user engagement.

Posting a lot of content is good for your site, yes, but... if no one is "engaging" with...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th December 2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,528
Posted By troybroussard
Cheap Targeted Paid Traffic Source Great For Quality Blogs

If you have a content rich quality blog and a small budget that you're willing to invest in targeted paid traffic then this source may be right up your alley.

Recently we've been using...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 25th December 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,135
Posted By troybroussard
Another benefit that is rarely discussed is how...

Another benefit that is rarely discussed is how you can use email marketing to drive traffic to your site as well.

The more you can control your own traffic, the more diversified your business...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 25th December 2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,284
Posted By troybroussard
Very well said Torka. So many in SEO are not...

Very well said Torka.

So many in SEO are not willing to just be "candid" and tell it like it is. That usually comes from the fact that they are willing to do just about anything to get a new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th December 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By troybroussard
The fact is that "toolbar pagerank" - what is...

The fact is that "toolbar pagerank" - what is publicly visible - is released whenever Google wants. There is no set schedule or cycle. Even though many will say it's three months, etc... the fact is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th December 2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,372
Posted By troybroussard
SEO is effective if implemented properly yes....

SEO is effective if implemented properly yes. Keep in mind, as many have pointed out, there are many factors which affect its performance. It's important that you develop a good relationship with...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 21st December 2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 65,174
Posted By troybroussard
Yeah, that's a great approach Simone. People...

Yeah, that's a great approach Simone.

People tend to polarize this topic as an "us versus them" approach. But as you've pointed out, the two can help each other.

SEO takes time and the worst...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 21st December 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,497
Posted By troybroussard
I think it really depends upon your goals. ...

I think it really depends upon your goals.

If you're building out a long term blog that you intend to use at some point in the future to monetize, then I would suggest you stay away from the free...
Forum: Link Development 21st December 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,400
Posted By troybroussard
There are a few valuable aspects to blog comments...

There are a few valuable aspects to blog comments - some of them already mentioned here - and others not yet mentioned.

As for the DoFollow / NoFollow angle, one thing that I want to point out is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,967
Posted By troybroussard
Another aspect of high quality content can be the...

Another aspect of high quality content can be the size of the content. Now I'm not saying that just being bigger is better - clearly it has to be high quality. But studies have shown that more robust...
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