An online friend (I’ve spoken of him before on this site and others) passed over an informative pdf to me this week, to in turn, pass onto you.
You can download the pdf at the end of this post, but allow me to save you some reading time and give you the highlights. (Training and techniques that I agree and am alignment with).
Part 2: Web 2.0 Arrives, the Market Changes
(highlights of page 5)
Then one day a few years ago, some really smart people figured out how to make the web more interactive. Users could go to a web page and talk to other users, but more importantly, CREATE CONTENT for the owner of the website.
This is called Web 2.0.
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Honestly I couldn’t believe the number of people who flocked to MySpace with their online business promotion ideals – making ugly web spaces and creating lists of ‘friends’ that they hoped would somehow amount to ‘worth it‘ in traffic and sales.
I ranted long and furiously about this in another post so I’m not about to get tangled up that negativity again, but you must know this:
“As a writer and tester for the best types of free traffic generation and gaining top search engine ranks, and with a MySpace marketing ebook to sell, I never told you about it. Nor promoted the material. Didn’t even offer it up on one of my top ranking resale rights pages. And I did not share the techniques.”
Why, when I could have raked in a few thousand selling that material? Read the rest of this entry »
Ever heard of Wikio?
Google certainly has!
Google has indexed 364,000 references on wikio, whose home page only employs a measly PR6. Now I never was one to get all worked up about Google’s PR system, but I do often use it in my assessment of websites. Another assessment tool, the Alexa ranking, has this site positioned in the top 30,000 most visited sites online today (at the time of writing).
Newly Built Web 2.0 Websites Sell
The reason I’m asking if you’ve heard of Wikio is because most of my friends – even my online geeky friends – have never heard of it. Yet it was important enough to sell for nearly $5.5 million USDs (United States dollars). It actually sold in the UK, for €4 million if you want to get technical about the price.
Wikio is much like Digg.com (a brilliant Web 2.0 site) with a little Technorati and Google News thrown into the pot. The interesting thing to note is that the site in itself is still very young. Actually it was only registered right around the time I put the Stampede Secret up for sale from this (once) one-page website.
Inception: September, 2004.
Birthdate: June, 2005.
Current Worth at less than two years of age: $5.5 million USD (approximately).
While doing research I read that Wikio’s audience reached nearly one million monthly unique visitors. Read the rest of this entry »
The world wide web is changing at an alarming rate. Have you noticed or read the current surfer stats?
If you have you know that your business should be booming with all the extra people who have found their way online in the last year. Especially if you’re actively marketing with blogs and rss feeds?
Focus. Attitude. Knowledge. Personality.
The major shift is already upon us and our old marketing techniques are getting tired. Video has arrived, google has made serious changes to their search engine algorithms, and your website visitors are savvier than ever… Read the rest of this entry »
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