My Niche Site for NSD 2.0

I’ve added my niche site to the Niche Site Duel Leaderboard.  If you want to look me up in the leaderboard my username in there is lafredet.  Regarding they keywords for the niche I’ve chosen, I’m quite happy with the metrics. My main niche keywords have 12,100 exact, local monthly searches and a fairly positive competition matrix in both Long Tail Pro and Market Samurai. I was also able Read More →

Turtle PPC Marketing

I am definitely spreading myself way too thin! Every time I turn around I seem to get lured away by something interesting in the internet marketing world. First it was NSD 2.0, then it was on-page SEO, and this time it’s pay-per-click marketing (PPC). What Is PPC Marketing? PPC or pay-per-click is an internet advertising model where the advertiser doesn’t actually pay for the ad unless Read More →

What a Waste of Time!

Commuting is such a huge waste of time!  My commute in to work takes me 1/2 hour and my commute home is usually about 1 hour.  That’s 1 1/2 hours lost each day!  Not to mention the fact that it’s no fun sitting in rush hour traffic; it’s actually shocking how exhausted I am when I get home. I definitely think I made a pretty big Read More →

On-Page SEO Beats All Other Metrics!

I’m really starting to believe, and quite emphatically at that, that On-Page SEO Beats All Other Metrics, hands down!  I’ve been studying the results of Market Samurai, Long Tail Pro and SEMRush until I’m blue in the face. I just haven’t been able to explain why sites with poor metrics can out place sites with great metrics in search engine results. The typical metrics I’m referring Read More →

Keyword Research – Market Samurai vs Long Tail Pro

When it comes to keyword research tools there are 2 that come to mind right away; Market Samurai and Long Tail Pro. Google’s AdWords Keyword tool is also very popular and powerful, but it requires a lot of supporting tools to gather all the information that the other 2 offer. So, for this post we’ll be focusing on Market Samurai and Long Tail Pro. As Read More →

The Big Backlink Debate – Manually or Organically?

Today I created my first ever Squidoo Lens.  It centers around a project of mine called SEO Case Study.  In the project I attempt to rank on the first page of Google’s search results without actually hunting down and building backlinks (off-page SEO).  Instead, I’ll focus my time and efforts on doing keyword research, creating quality content and fine tuning my on-page SEO.  I’m calling Read More →

Search Engine Optimization Tips

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or more specifically on-page SEO can be a daunting task – especially if SEO is completely foreign to you.  Here are some SEO tips to help guide you in the right direction.  incidentally, these are the same tips that I am using in My SEO Case Study, where I will be building a niche site from scratch and attempting to drive Read More →

Joined NSD2 – Find a Niche!

A few days ago I posted that I had started my first affiliate store. Well, I’m going to put that on hold for a bit now that I’ve joined the Niche Site Duel 2.0 challenge (NSD2.0).  It’s an insanely good opportunity to watch and learn as a niche site gets built from the ground up by someone who has experience doing it.  Pat Flynn over at Smart Read More →

Now I’m Excited! Niche Site Duel 2.0 Is Here!

If you haven’t heard, Niche Site Duel 2.0 is an online challenge put on by my unofficial mentor – he has no idea he is my mentor.  Pat Flynn over at Smart Passive Income will be officially launching the Niche Site Dual 2.0 Challenge some time tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, 2013.  His site is my main inspirations for building this blog and getting started on my Read More →

My First Affiliate Store

Note: I’ll be postponing this effort while I participate in the Niche Site Duel 2.0 challenge.  In that challenge I will be building a site from scratch and learning a lot along the way.  Hopefully then I can come back on finish the site I originally mentioned in this post – and do it right :) It is definitely a little premature to say I’ve Read More →


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