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Speedlinking – Blogging, PayPerClick Traffic, Search Engine Optimization and Google is Hazardous to Your Health

Yaro Starak’s Blog Profits Blueprint and Impending Blog Mastermind Launch
Australia-based blogger Yaro Starak earns about $5,000 per month from his blogging efforts and has detailed some of his strategies in his just launched blogging blueprint (a free download).

The 5 Characteristics of Highly Effective PPC (Pay Per Click) Specialists
Clickz’s Tony Wright lists “five crossover characteristics that apply to virtually every successful paid search specialist in the market”

Social Bookmarking – What Have You Done For Me Lately?
Sleepyblogger Robyn Tippins relates how (and more importantly why) she shut down her company which generated $25,000 in sales in its first month of operation.

Getting the Word Out About Your Affiliate Program
Affiliate veteran and co-founder of the Affiliate Summit Shawn Collins gives tips to product owners and in-house affiliate managers about building buzz for their affiliate programs.

Wearing Google Shirts to an eBay Event Might Be Hazardous To Your Health
Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz brings you the latest. Whoever thought the field of search engines could be this dangerous!

Fantastic Four Character Survey
Which of the Fab Four would you like to be? Get 6 Free movie passes and a $250 Visa gift card. [US residents only]

Blogging and Blog Posts: Quantity or Quality?

There’s a discussion brewing over at the Webtools Collection post “Top 6 Most Prolific Bloggers” listing 6 of the “most prolific” bloggers with 1,000 or more posts. (courtesy of Darren Rowse’s Speedlinking 4 March 2007).

Does post quantity lead to a better reader experience?

It would, especially if you’re giving your readers more choice, and they’re likely to find something that interests them.

At the same time though, we have (more…)

Speedlinking #5 – Search, Blogging, Affiliate Marketing, Social Traffic

A Roundup of Interesting Post:

  • SEO/SEM

TropicalSEO gives you the lowdown on linkbuilding services and a couple of recommendations. Is TrustRank the new PageRank? Read his post and see.

Check out:
–> The Very Best Link Baiting Services

  • Blogging

Hit a plateau in your blogging efforts?

Yaro Starak has analyzed ProBlogger Darren Rowse’s path to blogdom and provide some insight that blogging can be a pathway to greater things.

Check out:
–> The Advantages Top Bloggers Have That You Don’t

  • Affiliate Marketing

Super Affiliate Ros Gardner bumps her adsense earnings up 5 times and (more…)

Would You Sell Your Soul for Paid Blog Posts?

In reply to my Speedlinking post, “Sleepy Blogger” Robyn Tippins left an interesting comment “I still don’t know exactly how I feel, long term, about PPP, but I’m interested in the roads they’re traveling.”

Robyn certainly echoes the sentiments of bloggers who’re focused on building a brand.

In case you’re not familiar with paid posting, it works like this:

A company contracts a paid posting service provider to get bloggers to blog about their company, product or service. Usually, the stipulation is that the post must contain a backlink to the company. Bloggers may be required to post pre-written (usually positive-slanted) content and there may be safeguards to ensure they don’t post any negativity about the subject.

Payment for a single post varies, typically ranging from $10-20, and going up to $100 or even more (though that might involve making a video clip, posting it to YouTube and featuring it on your blog).

I’d signed up with some of the paid posting networks and wasn’t (more…)

Speedlinking #4 – Search, Blogging, Affiliate Marketing, Social Traffic

Here’s a roundup of insightful posts:

  • SEO/SEM

Shoemoney put out a tasty post and buzzed industry contacts with the hypothetical “Would you hire Matt Cutts? If you had to come up with a dollar figure to offer him what would it be? What would his job title and job description be?”

A number of informative and insightful responses from the likes of Kris Jones (CEO PepperJamSearch), Patrick Gavin (CEO Text Link Ads), Greg Hartnett (Best Of The Web), Christine Kim, Rand Fishkin (Owner SEOMOZ), Jason Calacanis (Former CEO Weblogs INC & AOL Exec), Neil Patel – CEO ACS Web Consulting, Danny Sullivan, Aaron Wall – SEOBook

Here’s the link: Would You Hire Matt Cutts?

  • Blogging

Robyn Tippins looks at the backlash from the bloggers perspective from the proposed acquistion of Performancing’s assets by PayPerPost (as mentioned earlier PerPerPost Acquires Performancing Assets). The PPP and Performancing deal nixed? Good thing or bad thing?

Here’s the link: Pay Per Post and Performancing Deal Nixed

  • Affiliate Marketing

Has Click Fraud been blown out of proportion? Jon F gives his perspective and gives his fix to the solution. The fact that he filed his post under “Industry Bullshit” will give an indication of his straight up, in your face perspective on the issue. (I’m looking forward to checking out his session together with Shoemoney at Affiliate Summit West)

Here’s the link: Click Fraud – The Overrated Internet Killer

  • Social Traffic

Social Marketer Michelle MacPhearson is back. Having given birth to a beautiful son, Colum, expect more social traffic tips from Michelle this year. I learned quite a bit from her about social traffic generation last year and will be expecting more good things from her this year.

Here’s the link: 1 Day Old

Speedlinking #3

To recap, speedlinking is to summarize some of my friends and contacts and their projects to help our ever expanding community grow a little closer. It builds on the ‘pay it forward’ thinking.
In case, you’ve missed the previous installment, my friend, Jag Senghera, kicked off the first installment here.

I continued the second installment here.

Today we go into the third installment.

Stuart TanStuart Tan runs InternetMarketingSingapore: Stuart is an amazing guy. One reason why i’m speedlinking is that my neural connections are a little fried after talking through some Internet Marketing issues earlier this evening. He’s launching some new programs in October and if you’d like to be kept in the know, leave a comment and I’ll include you in the notification list.

The Japanese Are Crazy: one of the most unconventional sites on the web, check out the video clips. You’ll watch and think that the Japanese are the most innovative people on the planet, or they’re simply insane. Maybe even both. Check it out and leave a comment.

KloudiiaKloudiia.com: Welcome to Kloudiia’s kit: dating affairs. An interesting mix of dating advice, magical quotes and occasionally Biblical references. Check out the Ask Kloudiia section where you get to pose your enquiries to the dating dame. I read it regularly. You should too.
GobalaGobalaKrishnan.com: one of the better Malaysia-based Internet Marketing blogs in the blogosphere, Gobala puts out quality content on WordPress-based blogging and adsense. I especially like his post about his Internet Marketing journey. It’s well worth the read. You can check it out here.
Jhong RenRomanceFire: This is my friend, JhongRen’s blog. It chronicles his wedding preparations since December 05. Wow, that’s a long time. I think I spent about 2 months preparing for my own wedding. But do check out his wedding preparation advice too. But regarding the activities on the wedding night itself, you have to figure those out yourself.

Aloysius NgeSoccerTipCentral: until a short while ago, my friend, Aloysius Nge, had one of the most…shall we say enigmatic avatars on the Internet. I’ve helped him snap a new photo (whether he uses it is another matter). Do check out his site though. I’d expect that it’d help you do better on wagers on the game where 22 men on a very big field run after a small little ball. Face it, it beats staring at the wall on Sunday.