Authority SEO 2013: The Importance of Long Tail Keywords [Phase 1]

You can learn a lot about an authority Internet business by studying the niche site model.

What niche sites do really well is they leverage the power of search engines like Google.  By targeting keyword phrases and building content around them, it’s not hard to get a lot of free traffic.

So while I don’t think you should solely focus on Google, I still think it’s important to make search engine optimization (SEO) one tool in your arsenal of traffic generation strategies.

For phase #1 of building as an authority site, I’m following the niche site model and creating content around a cluster of keyword phrases.

In this post, we’ll talk about the first phase of this plan – with an emphasis on how to take advantage of long-tail keywords. 

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How to Start a New Website for $587.32 [AIB]

Starting a new website might seem easy.

In theory, you only need to purchase web hosting and download a free WordPress theme.

Unfortunately the process is more challenging than you might think.  If you want to succeed with this new website, then you need a professional look.  This is especially true if you’re using it to launch an Authority Internet Business.

Most websites have a few “hidden costs” that might not be initially obvious.  Typically it takes at least a few hundred dollars to get one off the ground.

In this post, I’ll detail the costs I incurred while building my authority site,  Specifically I’ll show how an investment of $587.32 will position my site for future success.

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How to Choose a Memorable Domain Name for an Authority Internet Business

After picking a niche, choosing a domain name is the biggest hurdle for most online entrepreneurs.

Often you wonder:

“Should I pick a unique name or should I use a keyword?”

The domain name you select can have a long-term impact on a website – especially if your goal is to build an Authority Internet Business.

In this edition of the AIB case study, we’ll go over how to choose a domain name.  Specifically I’ll talk about the two primary strategies you can use:

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The #1 Metric for a Successful Affiliate Marketing Business

#1 Metric for a Successful Affiliate BusinessWhat’s the key to building a successful affiliate marketing business?

You need many different things to “make it” as an affiliate.

This includes: A good niche, quality content, the right products, and targeted list building.

Above them all, there is a single metric that’s critical to the success of  your affiliate marketing business.

It’s called the “Subscriber Value.”

On my new YouTube Channel, I explain Subscriber Value and why it’s an important factor in the success of your website:

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What Type of Affiliate Marketer are You?

Tortoise and Hare Affiliate MarketerI believe there are two major types of affiliate marketers:

  • One type I like to call the Tortoise
  • One type I like to call the Hare

This idea came to me from the old fable of “The Tortoise and the Hare”.

Obviously, Aesop didn’t think about affiliate marketing when he wrote the fable, but the principles are easy to recognize.

I think it’s important to recognize your “affiliate marketing type.”

The reason?

This choice will have a huge impact on the success of your affiliate marketing business.

So are you a…

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My Birthday Gift to YOU…

My Birthday PresentHappy birthday to me.  Happy birthday to me.  Happy biiiiiiiiirthday…to me. 

In celebration of my birthday, I’d like to give away free copies of the brand new Amazon Kindle book:

“Affiliate Marketing for Beginners in 2012”

From 12:00 AM today (June 28th) all the way to 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time); you can go to Amazon and download a free copy.

It’s my way of giving back to everyone who has read, commented, and helped out my blog.

So a BIG thank you to everyone!

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10 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Become an Authority Affiliate Marketer

Become an Authority Affiliate MarketerA few days back I wrote that I’m no longer building niche sites.

Instead I’ve decided to spent 100% of my time building authority affiliate businesses.

Some people wonder why becoming an authority affiliate marketer is the best way to go.  There are many reasons why it’s the #1 online business.  Today I’ll give you ten.

You might be surprised by some of these answers because they go against the advice you get from most “Internet gurus”…

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How I Would Start Over with Affiliate Marketing

Start Over with Affiliate MarketingFor the last few weeks I’ve enjoyed a nice vacation in Panama.  During this time I caught up on a few podcasts I’ve accumulated on my iPod.

The one episode that stood out was put together by Glen Allsopp of Viper Chill.  In this lesson, he answered a question that successful entrepreneurs often get:

“How would you make money if you had to start over?”

Glen gave a great response to this question.  And I think his new podcast is definitely worth checking out.

But today I’d like to put my own spin on this question.  This post lists the EXACT steps I would take if I had to start over with affiliate marketing…

…This means I would have none of the things I currently possess.  No affiliate sites.  No Steve Scott Site.  And no existing contacts.  The only thing I’d have is what’s inside my head and a few hundred dollars to spend.

Here’s how I would build a successful affiliate business…

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How to Make Passive Income Online: 6 Strategies for Making Money on the Internet

Make Streams of Online Passive Income

Make Streams of Online Passive IncomeMany people wonder: What’s the secret to making passive income online?

Most of the time I’m not a fan of using the words “passive income” because I’ve never found a business that runs 100% on autopilot.

With that said, I think it is important to create multiple streams of income.  This diversification prevents any “single point of failure” from ruining your Internet business.

{Click here to learn the technique I use to make over 90% of my online passive income.}

So today I’m going to talk about how to build passive online income.  Specifically I’ll detail the six revenue streams I’m currently using…

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Stop Commission Theft! (How to Manually Cloak Affiliate Links)

Cloaked FigureRecently I decided to limit the number of guest posts on my site.  But this is the first time I specifically ASKED for an article.

The other day Cristina Ansbjerg of Optima Lifestyle left a great comment about how to cloak affiliate links.

I feel this is a majorly important technique that every affiliate marketer should learn.  That’s why I practically begged Cristina to write a quick tutorial.  And here’s what she’s come up with…

A few weeks ago Steve posted a very useful article about How to Bypass an Opt In Page.

He created a video to explain very easily how to cloak your affiliate links using a free tool, G-Lock Affiliate Link Cloaker.

This topic is extremely important for affiliate marketers since cloaking your links is a technique you can use to:

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THE Fast Way to Make Money (The 30-Day Plan for Making $1000)

I Need $1000

I Need $1000I have a simple philosophy when it comes to Internet income – Build a long-term business.

In other words, don’t fall for the get rich quick mentality that prevents success from happening.

Unfortunately some people don’t have the time to create future income.

They need money. And they need it now.

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