Does Google demote affiliates? My evidenced based answer.

It is “widely known” – and therefore just as questionable – that Google does not like affiliate sites and has algorithms to demote them in search results. But is this true? Below I’ll show you recent traffic growth on three affiliate sites – the proof is in the numbers. Case #1: This is a brand […]

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With My Utmost Respect to Daniel Levis, but…

Daniel Levis is (IMHO) one of the great copywriters of our time. I have several of his courses and use and teach his exposition of “The Hero’s Journey” on a regular basis. If you don’t swipe ALL of his copy, you should not write any yourself … but Daniel, maybe you should just stick to […]

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Why You Should Nix the Yearly Performance Review

Does anybody really enjoy the annual performance review most companies conduct? Managers hate them, employees dread them, and they rarely improve anything. Not only that, they’re expensive. Between writing, reviewing, and presenting them, they take up a tone of time that could be spent on more useful pursuits. Let the article below convince you that […]

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Adwords Shopping Campaigns: Targeting Exact Match Keywords

Hi retailers! One of the most persistent myths about Google Adwords shopping campaigns is that you can’t target keywords. In fact, not only can you target any keywords you like, but you can specify exactly which products Google is allowed to show for each keyword that you target. In this 10-minute video, I’ll explain how […]

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Adwords Triangulation Method Part 1: Updated for 2015

The “Adwords Triangulation Method” is a name that I gave to a set of strategies and tactics that I’ve been using to win at Google Adwords for more than 10 years. The last major published update was in 2008, although I’ve given numerous talks on the system since then at various live events. This video […]

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Hangout or Hangup?

The behind the scenes story – and apology – of our recent trials and tribulations doing Google Hangouts on Air. First, the apology. Three weeks in a row we scheduled Hangouts, emailed an invite to a few tens of thousands of people, and then failed to get it to work. For this we are very […]

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Universal Traffic Engine 2.0 Week 1, Mon, Mar 30th @ 2pm Eastern

Join us for the Universal Traffic Engine 2.0 Week 1 Webinar, Mon, Mar 30th @ 2pm Eastern and find out what Dan has in store for you this time around!

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True Love (for your business)

From that title (I know) you’re thinking “gobs of cash”, right?  Okay, sure, gobs of cash is great, but to get there, you might ought to consider something where there is no money at all.  In fact, there’s no promise of money.  Worse still, you put out more than you take in! WTF!  How does […]

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Nothing is forever

We work with lots of coaching students and a select few private clients. We expect that our clients come and go and no one stays with us forever, but it’s pretty rare when they actually die. Sadly, that happened April 23rd of this year and we only found out today when Maria Williams’ surviving husband […]

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Marketer’s Playbook #1: Affiliate Links, Press Releases + SEO

Affiliate marketing, guest posting, and press releases can all generate traffic, but they also create unnatural links, according to Google. Dan Thies explains how to have your cake, eat it too, and not even invite Google to the party.

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