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One of My Favorite Secret Weapons

Google Alerts is a favorite tool I’ve been using for about a year now. This versatile, simple and
easy to use tool not only helps for building links, but it is also great for relationship building, content ideas and development, research, finding industry or topical news and so much more…

Google Alerts Home Page with Search Box

I should note right away that I learned about this tool during a conversation I was having with Eric Ward (link building god) about building links for a contest I was running. He mentioned it to me as a way to determine if my press releases had been picked up. I quickly realized the power of this free and easy to use tool, now I’m going to share the secret powers if this nasty little weapon with you…

To understand it’s power you first need to know what it does, so let me show you how Google Alerts works. (more…)

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Find Expired Domains

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To view large lists of expired or expiring domains, search for single letters. To view our entire inventory, just press “Submit” without selecting options or keyword.


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I was checking out a blog today while doing some research for our new site - - our tool for finding expiring domains by PageRank and keyword (more later), when I came upon these very helpful posts by PaulH at about getting links.

The first really meaty post was about 18 Nasty Ways to Get Links (#11 made me laugh my ass off - I’m gonna do it someday - watch out suckas!!!), but the post that really got me was the 1002 ways to get links post. MAN, this is some good s***! Mr. Paul has been doing his homework.

My Faves

The list is categorized by method, with each method having multiple variations. Here are some that I really liked:

  • Track who picks up your articles or press releases. Offer them exclusive news or content.
  • Publish ebooks laden with links and encourage people to distribute for free
  • Review and recommend local businesses and ask for a link back
  • Lie - make up a number like 1002 ;)

For some added link ammo when dealing with clients, also read about the 25 benefits of links.

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BlogRush is a Blog BUST

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Just another gimmick.

Seems there’s yet another ‘great idea’ for bloggers that’s turning out to be just another gimmick (referral link). There’s a new tool called BlogRush that you can sign up for that is supposed to help you get traffic by ’sharing’ your own traffic. You put this widget on your blog, and it displays posts from other blogs in your niche (supposedly) - you get a ‘credit’ every time you show the widget (each impression), the credit allows your most recent post to be displayed on other blogs, hopefully bringing you traffic. (Try it if you want, see if it works for you - BlogRush - referral link.)

From sounding good, to nails on a blackboard.

Sounds good, eh? Well, in practice, it has been a nightmare. We have put it on a test site, and have earned about 1000 times more credits than we spend. So, basically, we could remove the widget right now, and still get our posts showing up on other blogs for the next year (somehow I don’t think it’ll happen).

Here’s where the BS starts - and why I say BlogRush is a BUST. (more…)

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Writing a great blog post or article consists of many more factors than just making sure you’ve got your facts straight.

There are 3 main things to keep in mind when writing your blog post or article, and in doing so, you’ll not only get more readers, but you’ll get them coming back for more, often.


Great Blog Post Writing Tip #1

…Grab ‘Em By The Titles


NOTE: This is a quick ‘what is’ writeup about a great site called StumbleUpon. I’m writing this because I have not been able to find a good online resource that explains what StumbleUpon is from a REGULAR WEB USER perspective, rather than a blogger or webmaster perspective, which there are lots of. And oh, you can buy traffic from StumbleUpon too.

What is a Stumbler?

A ‘Stumbler’ is someone who uses the StumbleUpon toolbar to find, rate and review great new websites.

What is StumbleUpon?

What StumbleUpon is:

  • a website/tool for easily and quickly finding great new sites in categories YOU specify
  • once at the new site, you can rate it as ‘good’ (thumb up) or ‘bad’ (thumb down)
  • StumbleUpon learns your preferences and starts delivering you sites more to your liking


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It’s all about getting the links. If you focus your efforts with the intention of getting links, you WILL be successful online.

Why? Because if you are getting links it means that you are doing a lot of other things right, like building excellent content, and offering people top quality information that informs, educates, or entertains. People eat that stuff up, and they link to it too. Top Quality Information is called LinkBait. Linkbaiting should be your business focus. (Our contest at is a form of linkbait.)

Why Build Links?

Here’s a great list of benefits of links, but simply:

Links do two things: