Friday, February 26, 2010

New Internet Marketing video sales technique

Jason Moffatt is a very well known Internet Marketer. I like Jason's style.

There is an interesting post on Jason's website about a product that employs a new video style. The problem is that you have little or no control on the video. You must listen to the end of the video to find out how much the product costs.

Worse, the video often talks about the marketer himself more than the product details.

Look, I know how I will react in the future when I see that type of video. I will probably click that window down. But I will not diss that technique since you would have your own choice in the matter. There are scads of crappy examples in offline marketing since the beginning of advertising.

But the problem with Internet Marketing is that it is based more on trust than is offline marketing. Internet marketers always talk about gaining your trust. I think they are more about picking your pocket than helping you.

Of course, I will likely see that pop-up box com up and ask me if I REALLY want to move away from that oh-so valuable page. (dripping sarcasm so evident) Then it's tough to decide to say "Yes" or "No" to get rid of that pesky, tiresome, god-awful pop-up. I think the answer is "Yes".

Jason's post has 134 comments already. Worth your while.

Greg Cryns

Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Google Maps enhance the 2010 Winter Olympics

Photo by Roham

Google Maps gives you a whole new look at the Olympics. Click here to see it. On the left side you can pick out specific Olympic events. Gotta love tech!

The Google Street Maps Snowmobile

Greg Cryns

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A customer service story:

Photo by Greg Cryns. Location: Trader Joe's

Customer Service story

A couple of days ago I logged into my valuable account. I was shocked to see that my account was suspended.

Those who do article marketing understand what this can mean. There are many article directory websites out there, but in this realm EzineArticles is "the man". The owner, Chris Knight, makes sure that the site maintained standards for the quality of articles accepted. He knows this is simply
good business.

In fact, I overreached my bounds on one article. I was not aware that I did that. Let's just say I made a mistake. So, I deserved to get my hand slapped. I admit that I did spend a night tossing and turning about it.

I contacted Chris Knight through Twitter. I think we can waste a lot of time in social networking, but Twitter is now my primary spot to contact people, especially those I don't regularly talk with in email. I asked Chris to look into my problem and he responded that he would do that.

This morning I logged into EzineArticles and found that my suspension was lifted. Checked my email and found a note from Chris's staff telling me the good news. I'm not afraid to tell you that made my week.

This is a story of stellar good service and simple good business because I will now continue to support EA even more strongly than I have in the past. I'm not sure if Chris intervened for me but it doesn't matter. The result is the same.

I'm smiling again. ;)

Greg Cryns

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Google sets the tone for 2010

(Photo taken at Costco by Greg Cryns)

Google is stirring up the mix in 2010.

Google's purchase of Aardvark sparked a lot of debate about how the search giant will view social networks in the future. I tell my clients to get profiles at Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter at the minimum. I encourage them to get as many as possible. In addition, Google launched Google Buzz, its own social network.

Guest Post

Internet Marketing - Why 2010 Will Be A White Knuckle Ride For Web Marketers
Copyright (c) 2010 Titus Hoskins
Bizware Magic

Next year may just prove to be one of the most challenging times
for pursuing online or Internet marketing on the web. It may just
be a watershed moment for many marketers struggling to keep
abreast of all the different factors which have come into play in
recent months. Most of these changes will stem from two main
sources for potential upheaval: the first being the New FTC
(Federal Trade Commission) Guidelines regarding Testimonials and
Endorsements and the second being "ALL" the recent changes
within Google.

Actually, we already have the new FTC Guidelines which came into
effect on Dec. 1st of 2009, but how these new rules are enforced
will play out in the coming year as test-cases are brought to
court. Basically, these new rules call for absolute disclosure
and full transparency regarding Testimonials and Endorsements
when a product or service is being offered for sale. Any business
(monetary) relationship between the endorser and the company must
be made known to the potential buyer. Obviously for those in
online or affiliate marketing this could have a great impact if
these new rules are strictly enforced. Just imagine all the
website owners and bloggers who slap a few banners or affiliate
links on their sites to cover hosting or operating costs... will
they now have to disclose all these business arrangements?

For professional affiliate marketers and the companies/products
they're promoting, these new guidelines could cause potential
headaches and/or legal ramifications since a general blanket
disclaimer on their sites will no longer be suffice. To help
solve this problem, many of the major companies are now placing
an "affiliate" tag on all their banners and making it obvious a
business relationship exists with its affiliates. In addition,
many online marketers are placing additional disclaimers,
affiliate seals and in other ways making it known certain links
are indeed affiliate links and a relationship does exist with the
product and/or services being promoted.

With these new guidelines, another big issue is email marketing,
one of the major marketing techniques of most online marketers.
Will a full disclosure be necessary for every email sales pitch?
Savvy web marketers know the key to increased sales is in the
"follow-up" and the "cookie-ing" of potential buyers; how
will the new Guidelines affect this very effective marketing
practice? How all these new rules or guidelines play out will
make next year a very interesting one for marketing on the web.

Despite this, perhaps the greatest cause for upheaval in the
coming year will be Google. There are countless reasons why
Google will be a major game changer in 2010 for online marketing.
Ever since Bing and more recently the potential Bing/Yahoo
competition, Google has gone into complete overdrive,
implementing new changes and debuting new programs like there was
no tomorrow.

First, we have Google Caffeine which Google is introducing (full
force) early in the new year. Google Caffeine, which is a major
overhaul of its search engine, will no doubt cause many a
marketer some sleepless nights as the total fall-out becomes
evident. Other Google updates in the past (Florida Update comes
readily to mind) have wrecked havoc on many top ranking sites,
but this time Google is doing things a little different and have
even given webmasters a beta version of the new search engine.
Still, rightly or wrongly, many online marketers are bracing
themselves for the full impact of Caffeine, will it mean smooth
sailing or a stomach sickening roller-coaster ride for marketers
and webmasters?

Second, we have the introduction of "Real Time" search which
will be featured in Google's SERPs. This will make the social
media sites like Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace... much more
important. Again, the implications for online marketers could be
enormous since many can now reach the first page through a
different route. Will it also mean more "Real Time" spam? But
more importantly, will it mean a greater marketing opportunity
for the online marketer who exploits it?

Third, we are seeing Google moving more and more towards "Visual
Search" with the introduction of Google Goggles for mobile
phones. Just take a picture and you get the Google results
instantly - no typing, just point and click. Just envision
countless clueless teenagers or more importantly helpless
shoppers suddenly being empowered with knowledge and wisdom.
Could do more for education since the invention of the printed
word and the info-commercial combined. Talk about scary! But will
the implications for web marketing be just as revolutionary and

Fourth, Google has made it known through its spokesperson Matt
Cutts, that site-loading times will be a ranking factor in the
new improved Google. Also, proper and correct page coding will
also be more important if you want your site to be at full
advantage. Broken links will be a big "No-No", while linking
out to important related sites a big plus. All this is only
logical, Google's main product is and has always been its search
results, anything which improves those results and provides a
more pleasing experience for the Google user should be front and
center. Obviously, one way for Google to stay on top, is to
provide the best search results to its users.

Fifth, in order to please the end-user, Google is also moving
more towards "Personalized Search" which will make SEO and
ranking in the top spot for your chosen keywords a total
nightmare for many professional SEOs and online marketers. If
everyone can choose their own top results, isn't SEO more or
less, a lame duck? Again, the ramifications of personalized
search will further play out in 2010, but will professional
marketers like what they see?

Finally, while no one would argue Google is King of the Hill when
it comes to online search, will all these new changes strengthen
or weaken Google's grip? Will the combined Bing/Yahoo be able to
give this giant some much needed competition? Or will Google's
main competition come from an unlikely source, such as big name
multi-national corporations who are moving their operations
online. Can these big-name keyworded domains start directly
pulling in the majority of the web's traffic, making all search
engines secondary? As people become more web savvy, will they go
directly to what they're looking for on the web, bypassing the
search engines altogether - including the mighty Google? Such a
scenario could have greater consequences for the affiliate
marketer since a direct line to a company's site or product will
obviously mean less sales for the online marketer, who really
works in coordination with the search engines, either through
organic search or PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising in these same
search engines.

Overall, the new FTC Guidelines and recent changes to Google,
will make next year one of the most interesting times to be
pitching anything online. Throw into this the full effect what a
combined Bing/Yahoo might bring to the table, and you have the
recipe for a tumultuous white knuckle ride, until the dust
finally settles and marketers make adjustments like they always
do. So hold on, because things will probably get a little hectic
for many web marketers before we see the light at the end of the

The author is a full time online affiliate marketer. His
livelihood is derived from and depended upon search engine
marketing and daily monitoring of targeted keywords,
mainly within Google. He runs numerous sites, including: and
Copyright (c) 2010 Titus Hoskins. This article may be
freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles (membership site)
Wahm Search Engine (inexpensive advertising)

Google buys Aardvark - a distressing fact

(Picture taken at Trader Joe's in Templeton, CA)

Not sure what to say about this. Some facts:

1. I never heard of until Google acquired about it for (drumroll) $50 Million smackers a few days ago.

2. Curious because I never heard of it before, I entered "" in my browser. Up popped a strange, empty website. Try it:

3. Checked it out and it appears that the real address is

4. Checked WhoIs - the domain was registered in 2006. At first I thought it strange that the 4-letter domain name was available, but my experience tells me this was very possible in 2006- however it is a domain by proxy, owner hidden (also not unusual)

5. Tested the website. Surprised that I liked the interface. I asked a question. No results so far. There is a cool tool on the main page that shows recently asked questions.

6. Discovered that the guys who made the site are former Google employees. Nothing wrong with that, but do you think they knew what Google might be looking for in the future?

7. The photo above: who says a blog photo needs to relate to the topic? Or maybe it does. I need a nice bottle of two buck Chuck now.

Some stats from the Washington Post:
As of October 2009, Aardvark had 90,361 users, of whom 55.9% had created content (asked or answered a question). The site?s average query volume was 3,167.2 questions per day, with the median active user asking 3.1 questions per month. (well, at least that is more than the average Twitter member tweets)

I am distressed. Hard to put my finger on the reason, though. Something along the lines of beleagured folks churning out great websites and fantastic blogs who make a dollar three eighty a week doing it.

Could this post be titled "How to make $50 Million in four years if you know the right people?"

or perhaps "No wonder there is no money left in the world?"

or maybe "Fuck it. I feel like playing Lotto!"

Are you distressed too? Hey, this is not sarcasm. I'm not good at sarcasm.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine


Friday, February 19, 2010

How to Add Google AdSense to Sidebar of a Wordpress Blog

People ask me why I use Blogger instead of WordPress. Well, I use both, but frankly for pure blogging I prefer Blogger. It's easier to use and has some nice Google benefits working with it (if you catch my drift).

Here is a nice video that explains how to use Adsense on your WordPress Blog. One word of caution. In my experience I've found that very few people click on an Adsense ad when they visit a blog. I think I know why. They are searching for specific information when they choose a blog and most often the blog writing appeals to them more than on a crowded website.

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles

Example of how use the PUBLIC DOMAIN to make money

I am fascinated with Public Domain material. I find fun old music and articles about history (one of my favorite subjects) searching the archives. If you want to learn more, a good place to start is The Way Back Machine, aka Internet Archive.

This type of material is ideal for including in information products because you can legally change it any way you like. If you do so, just make sure it is definitely Public Domain.

What is not so apparent is how to use this potentially very profitable stuff. Sure, you can post it on your website or blog "as is" as long as you give proper credit. The challenge is to find material that appeals to 21st Century people. I think you must repackage the material.

I found this interesting example at Google Books. Fact is that I was not searching for "public domain" when I found this. I was searching for information about an internet guru. It is the story of Rebecca Fine who used a pre 1923 (magic date for public domain) goldmine "The Science of Getting Rich" which was published in 1910 to earn a six figure income. Fascinating read if you are interested in using public domain stuff.

But I must wonder why people who learned to use this stuff turned to another Internet Marketing arena. Makes one wonder if the well dried up?

What do you think?

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dean Graziosi real estate book

Dean Graziosi real estate book

Be a Real Estate Millionaire: How to Build Wealth for a Lifetime in an Uncertain Economy

note: I am an Amazon affiliate

Greg Cryns

10 Things Tax Preparers Won't Tell You

Money Matters

Do you use a tax preparer for your income taxes? Here are some things you may want to know about them

10 Things Tax Preparers Won't Tell You

Tax Preparation Tips

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles

10 Things Your Home Insurer Won't Tell You

Money Matters

Do you ever read your Homeowner insurance policy? Chances are, if your insurance agent doesn't go through it with you, well, then you will never really know what that insurance policy covers, and more important, what it does not cover.

Read more: 10 Things Your Home Insurer Won't Tell You at

How to get a good online quote

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles

10 Things Veterinarians Won't Tell You

Money Matters

The question will occur to you someday as a pet owner: how much am I willing to pay for my dog's health and welfare?

10 Things Veterinarians Won't Tell You at

What is in your pet's food?

Greg Cryns
Go Chihuahua
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Walmart - a short history

1940 Sam Walton worked at J.C.Penny in Des Moines, Iowa, for 18 months.

1945 Walton operated a Ben Franklin store in Newport, Arkansas. He opened a new Ben Franklin franchise in Bentonville, AK that he named "Walton's Five and Dime." He did very well by offering lower product markups than his competitors.

1962 Walton the first Wal-Mart Discount City store in Rogers, AK.

1967 Walton owned 24 stores in Arkansas with $12 Million in total sales.

1969 Incorporation of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on October 31 (Halloween)

1970 38 stores operating with 1,500 employees and sales of $44.2 million - stock now sold on the NY Stock Exchange

1971 Wal-Mart was operating in five states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma

1975 125 stores with 7,500 employees and total sales of $340.3 million

1987 1,198 stores with sales of $15.9 billion and 200,000 associates - completion of the company's satellite network, a $24 million investment linking all operating units of the company with its Bentonville office - allowing the corporate office to track inventory and sales and to instantly communicate to stores

1988, first Walmart Supercenter opened in Washington, Missouri

2002 listed for the first time as America's largest corporation on the Fortune 500 list

2005 estimates indicate that the company controlled about 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business - 6,200 facilities around the world—including 3,800 stores in the United States and 2,800 elsewhere

September, 2005 after hurricane Katrina, Walmart donated $20 million in cash, 1,500 truckloads of free merchandise, food for 100,000 meals, as well as the promise of a job for every one of its displaced workers

Source: Wikipedia

Greg Cryns
Wahm Search Engine
Work At Home Profiles

Starbucks - origin of the name

Origin of the Starbucks name

Source: Wikipedia

The company is named in part after Starbuck, Captain Ahab's first mate in the novel Moby-Dick, as well as a turn-of-the-century mining camp (Starbo or Storbo) on Mount Rainier. According to Howard Schultz's book Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, the name of the company was derived from Moby-Dick, although not in as direct a fashion as many assume. Gordon Bowker liked the name "Pequod" (the ship in the novel), but his then creative partner Terry Heckler responded, "No one's going to drink a cup of Pee-quod!" Heckler suggested "Starbo". Brainstorming with these two ideas resulted in the company being named for the Pequod's first mate, Starbuck.[53]

Arabia: starbaks
Bulgaria: Starbaks
China: xingbake
Israel: Starbaqs
Japan: sutābakkusu
Russia: Starbaks
South Korea: seutabeokseu
Quebec (Canada): Café Starbucks Coffee

Source: Wikipedia

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Inexpensive membership site

Google Local Maps - you need to learn about this

Today's tip:

If you are interested in Google Local Search (and I think you should be no matter what you sell), then you will want to read this fine article.

Author Will Reynolds offers clear instructions and links about how to improve your presence in the new Google structure. Don't think these instructions can be put aside. The time to act is now.

Here is the link:

(Drag down to - Local Search Maps. Maps that spot the location of businesses now show up for many searches.)

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles

Bing Maps: New Spatial Streetside Photos w/ Flickr is making some progress. The better Bing gets the more Google must stay aleart and perfect what they have.

That is good for us, the searchers.

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles

Monday, February 15, 2010

Social network sites are NOT taking over search

People who espouse social networking are often fanatics (not in a bad sense).

They are married to the idea that social networking is now the be-all and end-all of the Internet.

I disagree.

Though social networks are now major players, consider the idea that most people do not visit social network regularly. If you are a member of Facebook (the largest network), for example, how often do you go there daily?

I read an article that would have you believe social networks are replacing Google as a search tool. Give me a break! The demographics of these networks still heavily favors people under 30 years old. Yes, I know that the fastest growing group is women over 40, but "fastest growing" does not mean "largest" by any sense of the word.

There are growing numbers of business people who see the social networks as big time suckers, a waste of time. I don't think that is true but I use the social networks as tools to find great information. They are, actually, real time search engines.

What do you think?

Greg Cryns
Nursing Programs Online
Work At Home Profiles


Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Day in the life of Google Webmaster support

I love "Day in the life" videos.

If you are a little geeky and want to see how Google techs handle their stuff, you will love this video.

Greg Cryns
Expert Website Design and Promotion
Nursing Programs Online

How to use the GEO targeting tool in Webmaster Tools

The purpose of this tool is to show Google that your website is relevant to a specific region.

You can target invividual subfolders or subdomains on your website.
With a subfolder, you can verify the TLD (top level domain of your website)

When not to use Geotargeting:
Just for a specific language

Check the discussion group on Webmaster Tools for more info. Here is a video:

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Inexpensive membership site

How to keep content out of Google

There are so many questions about how to use Google's Webmaster Tools.

Summary of video below

How do I get my links and content out of Google?
"Secret Server Page"? Don't use that. It will probably come up in Google.

Use these instead

instead. (highly recommended -Google bots will not guess your password)
Robots.txt - electronic "no tresspassing" sign.
NoIndex meta tag (tells Google not to see that page at all) - but Yahoo and Bing will see the link - problem - webmaster may forget to take the tag down - Google can abide by the request only if it has crawled the page
NoFollow on individual links - weak, but you may miss some links - someone may link tothat page anyway and Google will pick up that link and index the page
URL removal tool in Webmaster Tools - highly recommended - powerful tool with safety net - if you make a mistake, you can fix it quickly- you can remove the whole domain if you like

Here is a video by a Google engineer Matt Cutts on the subject of webmaster tools.

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Inexpensive membership site

No Follow observations

Matt Cutts said that generally most links are DoFollow on the Internet. I doubt he was talking about blogs for that comment.

Wikipedia is a no follow website. Wikipedia is experimenting with ways to make some links DoFollow, but if they did that overall, there would be thousands of entries made just to get the backlinks.

If you are under attack from spammers, it's a good idea to add the no follow tag. Otherwise, don't worry about it.

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Inexpensive membership site

There is no such thing as Duplicate Content Penalty

Here is a video from a Google engineer. He shows you what "duplicant content" is but stresses that there is no penalty for duplicate content unless it is SPAM - an intent to deceive Google. He also explains when to display a 301 redirect.

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Inexpensive membership site

Saturday, February 13, 2010

How the bottom feeders steal your Clickbank commissions

I don't have a lot of affiliate items through Clickbank, but I am going to stop using them immediately. Something is just not right. I have not received a commission from them in over three months.

I have heard that people can steal your commissions but I never thought it would happen to me. I will do more research on this but here is a nice video that explains one way that Clickbank sellers can cut you out of the deal. Clickbank itself is not directly to blame for this. But Clickbank will not crack down on these thieves. I predict this could hurt the company a lot in the future.

Let me know what you think.

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Inexpensive wahm membership site with free full page ad for members!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Meet Google Buzz

I thought Google Buzz launched today but I don't see the link on the main page yet. Maybe later today or tomorrow?

In the meantime, below is a video about Google Buzz. Its getting a late start compared to Facebook and Twitter but I think Google may have some other ideas in mind for the future. For instance, I know the two social giants are huge in the U.S. but what about India China and Russia? Google does own Orkut which has 100 Million members concentrated in Brazil and decreasingly India.

Here is a long list of the world's social network websites.

Only time will tell if Google can catch up and surpass the biggest players. I'm not one to doubt what Google can accomplish, especially in the long run. They seem to have the Chinese idea of measuring success in decades, not months.

Greg Cryns
Website Design and Promotion
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Google Ad on Super Bowl 44 (2010)

Why does Google need to advertise at all?

Think good will. Think pleasant thoughts. Think effectiveness. I think they produced a brilliant ad for the Super Bowl. We will remember the ad and the company that made it.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

Link Building Strategies

Link building gains momentum in SEO. No doubt about it. You need good one-way incoming links to get more targeted visitors.

I found this really good article that begs to be passed along. You will like it. ;)

Link Building Strategies: Checklist

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

SEO Copywriting primer

An Introduction to the New SEO Copywriting

This page at Copyblogger is loaded with good information about writing with SEO in mind.

Here are some links provided:
  1. How to Create Content That Ranks Well in Search Engines
  2. The 5 Essential Elements of Search Engine Keyword Research
  3. How to Create Cornerstone Content That Google Loves
  4. Five Link Building Strategies That Work
  5. SEO Copywriting Techniques That Readers Love

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

The Who at Super Bowl 2010

These old coots really rocked the place. Catch the amazing light show!

Greg Cryns

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Expert Wordpress Website Design and Promotion

Sunday, February 7, 2010

How to Get Top Google Local Search Results

You need to learn about Google Local to be successful if you rely on search engines to send you potential customers.

What happened is that Google decided to take over the search for local businesses. So, now it is imperative that you get listed in this section for your key phrase and then how to get to the top of that section.

Here is the step by step in getting top Google local search results

Part 1

Part 2

Greg Cryns

Need a good Domain Name?
Expert Wordpress Website Design and Promotion

SEO - Google Local Search Engine Marketing

SEO - Increasingly, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is realized as ultra important to your business health. You need to learn about Google Local results now.

Mike McDonald of WebProNews interviews Brian Combs of ionadas local at PubCon Las Vegas 2009. They discussed optimizing your business within Google Maps.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

SEO and the Future of Social Networking with Bruce Clay

SEO is gaining in respectability and popularity. Here is a nice interview with Bruce Clay, about how social media fits in with SEO.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

Marketing Yourself Successfully

There is so much to learn about the new marketing for jobs.

When I was coming up jobs were a dime a dozen. Now it's more like $25 per dozen. For instance, we did not do any internships back then. ;)

Here is a very nice video about marketing yourself.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

Interview with Social Marketing Manager for Bob Evans Restaurants

I find it interesting that the original title is "Interview with Digital Marketing Manager for Bob Evans Restaurants".

Digital Marketing? LOL

I love to see how companies are using social marketing.

Barry Chandler from interviews Stephanie Busack, the digital marketing manager for Bob Evans Restaurants about the restaurant chain's recent adoption ...

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

Copywriter Michel Fortin Interview

I met Michel Fortin on Twitter. He is a very likable fellow. I also heard that he wrote the sales page for one of the most successful Internet Marketing product launches in history. I need to verify that, but I think it is true.

So, here is a nice interview with Michel Fortin. If you don't think copy is important to your success, I recommend that you rethink that.

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine


Internet marketers John Reese and Frank Kern interview Tony Robbins

Everyone wants to make a lot of money. Is that true? (I think it's not true)

I am seeing a subliminal message coming through the web that the Internet Marketing gurus are suffering like the rest of us since the economic meltdown of 2008. It's logical. I've seen some of them say it's time for them to turn to mentoring instead of product releases. I'm not seeing as many product launches either. Seems to me guru sales are down too.

In the opening of this video, Tony Robbins mentions that the falling economy is making even the gurus reassess their position in life. I encourage you to watch this video put together by three very successful people. I feel that these men really want to help people (and make more money).

Background: John Reese and Frank Kern are very successful Internet Marketers. Tony Robbins made huge money offline.

Issue: why do some people break through the barrier and become successful. More importantly, why do so many people fail at Internet Marketing?

Greg Cryns
Work At Home Profiles
Wahm Search Engine

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How To Get Backlinks

If you understand that getting one-way backlinks can help your website, you would go out and get them. Not an easy task. Here are some good places to consider for obtaining those much needed inbound links:

Article Directories
Reciprocal links
Forum posting
Blog Commenting
Social bookmarking
Squidoo pages
Hub pages -
yahoo answers
ibibo swaals - -

Other ideas:
Hold an online competition offering a desirable prize.
Craigslist SEO Secrets
Rent/Buy Links? (not sure about this one, checking, report back later)
Write articles for powerful sites (PR5 and higher)
Be a News Breaker or the next best thing
(thanks SEO blog!)
Be surprisingly and deliberately negative
(SEO blog)
Get an .edu backlink

Get Backlinks from Twitter? (daily blogger)

Don't do thesse things to get backlinks:

- Article Spinning? - forget it! (anything you do to spam search engines will eventually hurt you)
- Don't do a search for "submit website" - takes far too long to find a worthy site
- 3 way links - just another way to spam google

If you have other ideas, please post them here!

Greg Cryns
Inexpensive advertising
Good and inexpensive marketing membership site

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Secret Classroom is a winner

This is an interesting video and, yes, it is a sales pitch. Even so, I think it is worth watching. What I like about it is that there is little or no fluff. These guys are the real internet marketing gurus. They are not trying to sell you stuff in the videos.

You now have an opportunity to receive the Internet marketing education that can last a lifetime.

The Secret Classroom

It's not an ebook that overpromises and underdelivers.

It's not a software tool that teases you with an "easy" button and leaves you disappointed.

And it's not a seminar that doles out a few juicy bits and then asks you for your money.

On the contrary...

The Secret Classroom is the course that the Internet marketing community has been waiting for... even begging for..

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Marketing to the homeless

My wife and I go to Long Beach, CA once a week. We get off the freeway at Bellflower St. A few blocks down is a McDonald's restaurant where we usually stop to have breakfast. This is "our" McDonald's.

Last week I saw an older man in a mechanical wheelchair positioned near the door. For some reason I was drawn to him. I walked up and said, "Nice chair!"

He nodded. The man had a look on him that told me he'd seen and done a whole lot of things during his life and probably experienced as many downs as ups.

"Can you spare some money?" he said.

I reached into my pocket and took out a $5 bill. I handed it to him and smiled. He did not smile. He simply took the money and said "Thanks."

I nodded and walked into McDonald's to order breakfast. On the way out he was still there. I saluted him in two finger style. He saluted back as if to say "Glad to meet you, buddy."

So, what is my purpose in telling this story on a marketing blog? I think it is this:

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Giving that man $5 made me feel a whole lot better about myself. It made me feel fine. It made my day.

With one caveat: Like Schindler, I should have given him more. I had more cash in my pocket. I've been extremely lucky in my life. God has been very good to me, you might say.

Some people would scoff at me for giving money away that way. They might say I should donate to a Church or to the Red Cross to help Haiti. I say, if that makes you happy, then do it.

For me, I'd rather help people more directly. There is a story behind every face. It makes me happy, thus I am acting selfishly.

I've learned to respect the adage "What goes around comes around."

What do you think?

Greg Cryns
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