Peeping Tom’s 7 Favorite Spying Gems For Competitor Research

Keep your friends close.

Keep your (enemies) competitors even closer.

Have you ever heard this metaphor before?

At times, I wonder if I’m saying it wrong, because I’ve experienced many occasions in life, where I feel like I need to keep a closer eye on my friends than what I do on my enemies.

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Being online, is no different, from everyday life. (more…)

Real Estate Brokers and Realtors® Using IDX/MLS – Dummy Proof Your SEO for 2015

Let’s talk Real Estate SEO today!

I personally manage Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for many successful Real Estate firms, agents and brokers.

Managing Real Estate SEO is a passion of mine, a market that I’ve favored, ever since I started in the SEO industry, years ago.

I’ve noticed an increase in realtors who’ve been implementing IDX/MLS (Internet Data Exchange —

IDX helps to add (render) real estate listings, to realtors and brokers website’s.

There’s nothing at all wrong with using IDX (It’s a common practice for realtors and brokers alike) it generates a quality user experience and really helps to get the job done, so to speak. (more…)

How to Use MyBlogU as a Supercharged Link Building Strategy

My Blog University (MyBlogU) is a super cool, Social Marketing platform, recently release from +Ann Smarty

I know, I know, some of you just aren’t into the whole blogging scene, and could probably care less about it.

but wait.. I get that!

I really do.

I also get that you’re not a highly experienced marketer either, by just scanning your latest strategies and tactics.

Have you found the problem, that’s holding you back?


Learning to Market Yourself and Not Your Product

Can your audience relate to you?

Do they trust you?

Interacting with others, like it or not, will be a part of all our lives, offline and on.

Are you promoting your services (products, etc) more than you’re promoting yourself?

If so, then you’re likely pushing more people away from you, than what you’re pulling in.

There’s no wonder you’re still not making progress online. (more…)

Weekly Google+ Roundup: “Best of Google Plus” #9

Welcome to another awesome, weekly roundup of Google+ Buzz!

Throughout the week, every week, while spending lots of time marketing on Google+, I selectively pick and sift through thousands of Social shares, finding and saving the ones of the absolute highest value, to present to you, in our weekly roundup.

Not everyone can spend every minute online, reading everything they come across, trying to seed through the junk, looking for the best and most beneficial pieces of content.

I realize that. (more…)

Best of Google Plus #8


Welcome to another weekly roundup, where I display The Best Google+, throughout the past week.

While spending the majority of my time, on Google+, I selectively pick the best pieces of content and I save them to my private Google+ community, for inclusion into the Best of Google Plus.

Not had as much time, to spend online this week, as you would have liked?

It’s OK.

I’ve got you covered! (more…)

Local B2B Search Engine Optimization Using YouTube

If you are looking to get exposure for B2B (business to business) phrases in the search engines, then you may find that using YouTube is a great way to get started.

This is especially true if your current SEO efforts are either just getting started or your website is in the early stages of recovering from a Google penalty.

Since Google owns YouTube, you may be able to bypass some of the “sandbox” time, Panda/Penguin penalties or other situations which may have caused a drop in your rankings. (more…)

How to Charge Your SEO Clients // An SEO POV

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has definitely changed, from what it used to be.

If you’ve been in the search industry, for any amount of time, then you’re aware of the difficulty level, when compared to, let’s say from the year 2000 till now, 2014.

So much has changed.

SEO is a completely different ball game, from what it used to be.

As long as search engine algorithms continue to change, so will SEO. (more…)

Top 7 [Free] Custom Google Analytics Dashboards For Content Marketers

Google Analytics is by far the most powerful Search Engine Optimization and Blogging tool on the web (when used correctly).

The thing is, is that there’s just far too many blog owners and business professionals without the necessary Google analytics experience to be able to get the most out of its inner powers.

I get it, I really do.

No — I do.

Google analytics custom settings can be a real butt-hole to try and configure. (more…)

Do Micro Niche Site’s Still Work? The Tutorial

You know those small site’s that only have a few pages and focus on a single keyword?

Well, quite a few years ago, I quit my day job and started making a new income online, by ranking small niche sites.

As scary as it was at first, I ended up making a wise choice.

Micro niche sites have been a popular and profitable activity among Internet Marketers and SEOs over the years. (more…)