Archive for the ‘Internet Marketing’ Category


Article Marketing and Targeted Website Traffic

July 5th, 2010 by Rob

Does article marketing work to drive targeted website traffic? How expensive is it (if you outsource) compared to other traffic sources?

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New Business Ideas – Profitably Exploiting Consumer Trends

July 1st, 2010 by Rob

New business ideas are sometimes hard to come by and I’ve been recently researching more techniques to discover the latest emerging consumer trends.

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30 Day Challenge 2010 – Going Again

June 24th, 2010 by Rob

After doing the 2009 30 Day Challenge I’ve decided to participate again this year. It’s now been renamed “The Challenge” to reflect a significant change in the course structure. Everything gets underway on July 1st 2010 and the methods taught are useful not only for internet businesses but also traditional offline businesses who are currently […]

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Small Business SEO

June 18th, 2010 by Rob

Whilst getting on the front page of Google’s search results is clearly desirable for any business I was surprised to learn how important the exact positioning is within those results. According to this research on “organic click through rates”, just over 46% of Google users choose the top ranked search result, 29.4% choose the second […]

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$3m to $60m – Bringing An Offline Business Online

June 8th, 2010 by Rob

I’ve just read an interesting article in about a wine retail business in Springfield, New Jersey. It was inherited by Gary Vaynerchuk in 1987 when it was turning over $3m. By bringing the business online when competitors were still using fax machines/phone calls accelerated growth and today the business has revenue of $60m…..

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Buying and Selling Websites – Part 2

June 2nd, 2010 by Rob

To recap, in the last post I asked why when S&P 500 companies are valued at 15.7 times their annual net profits, websites listed on http://www.flippa.com/ are selling for 1 times profit. My personal view on this is as follows: S&P 500 companies are large established businesses commonly in traditional sectors (oil and gas, mining, […]

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Buying and Selling Websites – Part 1

June 1st, 2010 by Rob

Buy a website, renovate it and sell it. Sound easy? If you consider that the renovation can be outsourced for $5 per hour online then perhaps it does. Being a fan of Ed Dale I was recently watching his YouTube videos on “Dominiche” which was his teaching course this very topic. A Google search “buying […]

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Business Outsourcing – One Tip

May 28th, 2010 by Rob

I’ve been watching some videos online by John Reese recently. He is the “outsourcing king” by all accounts. Two of the key advantages of outsourcing are …

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Affiliate Marketing – Can You Make A Lot Of Money?

May 26th, 2010 by Rob

I’ve been looking into online affiliate marketing recently. For the uninitiated, this means earning commission for promoting other people’s products. A common form of the system works like this: 1. You perform market research in various “micro-niches” (e.g., miniature radio controlled helicopters, wedding cakes etc) by analysing what people are searching for online (various “keyword […]

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Making Money Online – Time to Get Internet Savvy?

May 19th, 2010 by Rob

The speech that Guy Levine gave which I blogged about here prompted me to Google “making money online”. Being naturally sceptical I’ve always suspected that money making schemes are essentially de facto Madoff-type ponzi/pyramid schemes.

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