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Joyce Penner wrote: The farmer is you. The seed is your MLM.

thatmlmbeat.comOctober 17, 2012 12:40:09 PM GMT+08:00

Joyce PennerOther seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. It’s anything that is taking you away from spreading the word (the seed) of your network marketing company.

 

Troy Dooly wrote: Breaking Momentis News: Industry Icon Mike McDonald Joins Internationally Known Business Legends Wendy Stevens and Elena Fraga in Bringing New Energy to The Energy Business

thatmlmbeat.comOctober 17, 2012 2:02:43 AM GMT+08:00

Troy DoolyMike McDonald reached out to me with this exciting news a few weeks ago, and I was on the road. I have watched Mike rock the house in Network Marketing for years. When he joins a company, growth happens. October 15th, 2012 Industry Icon Mike McDonald has recently announced: “After decades in the network marketing […]

joseph young wrote: How To Use Your Light Switch to Retire

thatmlmbeat.comOctober 16, 2012 11:22:52 PM GMT+08:00

Joseph YoungThe sad truth in this video is the financial ignorance in many of the 401k account holders. The crime was investors taking money from individuals to invest without educating them at the same time on how to build wealth. We were exploited. In the aftermath of the 401k meltdown a few years […]

Eric Youle wrote a new blog post: Do you have a responsibility to be active on Social Media etc?

thatmlmbeat.comOctober 16, 2012 6:55:43 PM GMT+08:00

Eric YouleThis is more of a question than a position; as a Network Marketing professional with responsibilities to both customers and business team, Do you have a responsibility to both enhance your brand via the social media and to be contactable via a range of options (phone, email, Skype, Hangouts, blogs, Video services etc)? It sometimes […]

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Getting Found in Google – Why Social Proof Matters More Than Ever

If you have set up your online “home base”, preferably a WordPress blog that highlights YOU as a leader, you’ve probably read some things about SEO (search engine optimization) and how it can help you get found in Google when people are searching for a business or product like yours.

The point of SEO is making your blog content more likely to pop up in a Google search when someone is looking for whatever you are selling or promoting. The traditional approach to SEO falls into two basic categories:

  • on page optimization, which means writing good titles and descriptions as well as paying attention to other factors that make your blog more search engine friendly and your posts more likely to be found in searches
  • off page optimization, which involves getting links back to your blog content from a variety of sources – this can be links you place yourself in message board signatures, articles, and so forth or links that other people put on their sites because they like your content and want to share it with their readers

Both of these approaches are still critical to your success in being found in Google searches, but “social factors” are now coming more and more into play. It’s been observed over the last couple of years that Google has been paying attention to social proof.

For example:

  • Facebook likes
  • tweets
  • bookmarks and votes on content in sites such as Digg
  • social communities where people have commented on or highlighted your content

While the exact amount of influence this activity has on rankings is not clear, what is clear is that Google is relying more and more on social proof to influence ranking. After all, their job is to deliver good content to searchers, and content that has “social buzz” would at least appear to be more relevant and valuable in a given search.

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Google has just introduced their new +1 social feature, which lets searchers give a thumbs up or positive recommendation to content they find valuable. The +1 button is a way for Google searchers to say “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.” Interesting. It just shows how social proof can and will influence ranking more and more as time goes on.

The bottom line – to increase your chances of being found in searches, be active and consistent in using social media. Get links back to your blog and your posts. Becoming an active member of the major social communities has always been good advice for online network marketers and MLM’ers, but now it’s more important than ever.

Traditional SEO + smart participation in social communities (like Facebook) = far better odds that YOUR best prospects will find you!

Blog SEO – How To Optimize Your Blog For Top Search Engine Rankings

In my previous post, I shared the basics of blog SEO so that you can drive free and unlimited traffic to your blog.  As promised, today I’m going to go over the actual steps or actions that you need to take to ensure that you have a fully search engine optimized blog.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into it, shall we?

Let Your Blog Be Visible

That’s right. You’d be surprised how some people miss this important aspect. Unfortunately, WordPress sites are set to block search engines and that explains why this can be overlooked.

So, you need to check your Privacy settings to make sure that search engines know that your blog exists and make it visible.

In your admin area, go to Settings >> Privacy and check the first option:

How to Make Google to *Love* Your Blog and Give You More Traffic

 

Title, Description and Keywords

You need to have a title, description and meta tags for your blog. Before you start wondering what these are and where do you add them, I’ll show you how to get this done.

First off, you’d need to install the All in One SEO Pack plugin if you haven’t done so already and then add your title, description and keywords.

Is Your Blog Repelling or Attracting Visitors? Its Time For Reality Check...

You can also watch this video to help you with configuring the settings in your admin panel.

1. Title

This is the title of your home page and it’s important that it has your keyword in the beginning as search engine bots read from left to right.

A long title does not entice your readers to click on the link, so you should go for about 65 characters, just to give people an idea of what your blog is about.

2. Description

It speaks for itself. This is where you write a few words about what people can expect to find and learn from your blog. Again, you don’t need to write an essay to achieve this – a maximum of 170 characters will do. Your keyword should be used right at the beginning for the same reason cited above.

3. Keywords

In order to attract the right people to your blog, you need to add some keywords that are related to your blog. Word of caution: don’t display your money keywords as your competitors would easily discover them by just viewing your source page. Use generic but relevant keywords.

 

Permalink Settings

Your blog’s permalinks need to show the keywords so that you can improve your search rankings and help your content to be found online easily.

This is much better than using URLs that include question marks and numbers, e.g. http://YourBlog.com/?=p235/. This means nothing to search engine bots.

The good news is that you can change this default setting in your admin area, so that you can use the relevant keywords.

Warning: Now, before you drop everything to go and make the changes, you need to install a plugin called, Redirection 2.1.27 by John Godley so you don’t break your existing links.

Now, go to Settings > Permalinks > Custom Structure

Is Your Blog URL Properly Optimised?

 

In addition, before publishing your posts, you need to remove the extra words such as to, is, the, how, what and so forth. They have no significance and will not improve your search rankings.

You can remove them manually (if you’ll always remember to) or install a plugin called, SEO Slugs 1.0 by Andrei Mikrukov which can do a job for you automatically. I use this plugin, but I still double-check before hitting the “publish” button.

URL Canonicalization

What on earth is that? Don’t fret! This is just a fancy word with a simple meaning. You could unknowingly behaving different versions of your blog URL, all going to the same destination:

  • http://www.YourBlog.com
  • http://YourBlog.com
  • http://www.YourBlog.com/index.html
  • http://YourBlog.com/index.html

Trouble is, different URLs for the same blog, mean different blogs in Google’s eyes and this could hurt your blog SEO in a big way.

Here’s how to fix this problem:

1. Choose the version that you want to go for and use the same one all the time. In your admin area, go to Settings >> General and type in your chosen URL version.

2. Let Google know your preferred version by logging into your Google Webmasters Tool account (you do have one, right?).

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Now, if people are using any version of the same URL, they will be redirected to your preferred one. And Google will recognize your chosen URL as well.

There you have it, these are the initial blog SEO actions that you need to take to make sure that you increase your search engine rankings and attract lots of traffic to your blog.

 

Be on the look out for my next post as I will be sharing more blog SEO tips.

 

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Blog SEO – Why Should You Optimize Your Blog?

Blog SEO is one of the most effective strategies that you need to learn and master to perfection if you want your blog to be found and read.

Doubtlessly, you have created your blog so that you can drive massive amount of laser-targeted traffic and convert that traffic into repeat readers, subscribers and long-term customers.

So, you need to take action for that to happen. See, many new bloggers create a blog and then expect a flood of traffic to fall on their laps. Well, that’s a recipe for blogging failure.

Blog SEO if done properly can help your blog to grab top search engine rankings and drive unlimited traffic to your blog for free. How would you like to generate endless, laser-targeted traffic to your blog every single day without spending a dime?

It’s all exciting but maybe you feel intimidated by the whole SEO concept and don’t really know how to implement it. I remember when I used to think that SEO was complicated and I was just not interested in learning how it works.

Things changed when I realized that I needed to work on my blog SEO in order to attract more traffic.

What does SEO mean to start with?

It’s an acronym for Search Engine Optimization which basically means that your website will show up higher in the search engines when people search for your specific keywords.

What makes SEO powerful and popular?

Firstly, search engine bots look for keywords when they crawl websites, so if you use relevant keywords and phrases in your content, then you stand a good chance to get higher rankings and more traffic.

Secondly, it has been proven that more searchers prefer to click on the organic results (free listings) rather than the sponsored links (paid advertising). In addition, people don’t usually search beyond the first page. That’s why it’s important to get your blog on the first page by using the right keywords.

Now, in order to do a proper keyword research, you need to use the necessary tools so that you can understand what people are searching on.

You need to make sure that your blog is tailor-made and targeted to people who would be interested in what you have to offer, otherwise your blog SEO efforts would be wasted and your traffic will not be targeted.

Now that we have laid out the foundation for blog SEO, we will look at the actual steps that you need to take to optimize blog and increase the rankings and profits in the next post!

Get ready to boost your blog SEO!

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MLM Blogging – Stylish, Smart, Sexy, Stimulating Core Authenticity

LESS is MORE, when you have the right props in place to support your intended outcome.

Why do you write your MLM blog? To get yourself out there on the net and become recognized as a “Brand”? To entice people to sign up as a subscriber or get them on your house email list so that you can build a relationship with them? To get ranked well on Google and create a large “Google Paper Trail” that validates you and what you say about yourself? To have people fall madly in love with you and your content so that it goes viral? To make money?

Think about the following scenarios for a bit and then relate them back to why MLM blogging is so important:

Think back to a time when you just met someone new at a party or some kind of function. This person appeared to be different. It almost felt like they had some sort of secret something going on and you couldn’t quite put your finger on what it was. But, nevertheless, you were drawn to them like a moth to a flame. You couldn’t stop trying to figure out what made them so attractive to you, why you felt they were almost magical, their silent call was that powerful. You were pulled right to them.

Now, think back to a time when you met someone and you INSTANTLY disliked them. Or you felt uncomfortable around them. Or you had the feeling that something with just off about them.  This person was very pleasant, dressed impeccably, said all of the right things, made all of the right moves. But, instinctively, you got a bad vibe from them and it repelled you.

What is the difference between those two people?

I believe that it comes down to CORE AUTHENTICITY.

People that are authentic at a core level are so comfortable with themselves, their future, their past, their mess, with exactly who they are, that they do not need anyone to validate their own value back to them. This is what makes them charismatic to others. They feel safe so people rush to be around them. They make people feel better so people like to be around them. And because so many other people are around them, more people come to join the crowd to see what’s going on.

People who are just going through the motions, who are not being honest at a core level leak their incongruency out. People FEEL it and respond to it viscerally. They are totally turned off by that person, regardless of what that person is outwardly expressing. When people are turned off, they leave. When others see the crowd thinning, they go away too. No one wants to be seen hanging around when there is nothing going on.

Core Authenticity Is Vital To The Success Of Your MLM Blogging

Core authenticity and how it relates to MLM Blogging.

Can people really feel YOU;  who you really are, what you stand for, what makes you YOU through your blog? Are you giving them enough really good content: blog posts, free reports, audios, videos, e-Newsletters, teleseminars to allow them to add their own innate imagination to the possibilities YOU bring to the party? Speaking straight from your heart allows  the right people to fall in love with the silent power of your unique song.

How self-aware are you?

  • Do you blog about your screw ups or only about your successes?
  • Do you share information about avoiding the pitfalls and perils that you have personally experienced?
  • Do you let your readers know how much you truly value them and always ask for their input so that you can serve them better?
  • Do you respond to the comments that people leave for you?
  • Do you publicly acknowledge people for their accomplishments or for value that they have provided you through your blog?
  • Do you regurgitate the same old stuff because it is a “hot topic”  and great for SEO or do you talk about the things that are important to your audience?
  • Do you know what your Unique Value Proposition is?

Who you BE ultimately determines how much you are actually able to sell. Your ability to authentically share what’s in your heart and your head IN-spires so much excitement in others that you get paid without selling anything at all.  People must be able to sell themselves on you first.

Hope that you have received some AWESOME value from this post !!


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Rose Mis is the author of “Dead Blogs Don’t Lie ~ 7 Secrets To A Wildly Popular High Traffic Blog”. She is also the Executive Chef (aka Chief Cook and Bottle Washer ;-) ) of the Attraction Marketing Training Kitchen. You are invited to stop by the Kitchen anytime you have any questions about blogging and marketing YOU with your blog !

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How To Create Dozens Of Blogs For Your MLM Team Or Niche Domination In Seconds

Setting up and managing blogs can be quite frustrating at times.

I am personally guilty of spending way too much time on technicalities of plugins, themes, layout and widgets that don’t contribute to marketing, which should be any top internet and network marketing professionals primary focus.

Furthermore, I’ve seen it happen time again how it brings an entire MLM Team to standstill. They get stuck into figuring out how to blog and social media technicalities instead of getting content up, taking action and building relationships with new prospects.

Now imagine your duplication if everyone in your MLM team is spending time on the how to’s instead of getting into action? That can be as productive as driving with you hand break on!

Be sure to read this post by Diane Hochman for a clear reality check.

That brings us to the first of many classic benefits our PRO Membership offers with our Blog And User Creator tool.

Let’s cover 2 scenarios:

Scenario 1 – MLM Team Blogs

You have 5, 10, 20, even a 100 or more team members that need to start writing articles, doing video blogging and developing content. Instead of spending endless hours getting your team setup with their personal blogs, why not create dozens of blog within seconds and take your team straight into action?

They can still use their own domain name for personal branding and customize their MLM blog with their own blog header. Not much different to owning your own personal blog.

If they need a blog header, our graphics designer will design one for free and you only have to pay if you like it and want to keep it.

Scenario 2 – Keyword and Niche Domination

Using web 2.0 properties for link building and piggy backing off their domain strength is a crucial step in offsite SEO.

{If you are not familiar with the term Offsite SEO, it mainly refers to building backlinks from other valuable and related web sites. Onsite SEO is the optimization that you do on your blog or website.}

The perfect way to increase your ranking in the search engines is to setup remote blogs, a.k.a. satellite sites, on web 2.0 sites like Squidoo, Xanga, hosted WordPress and of course thatMLMbeat! 😉

You then link back with anchor text, like I’m about to do in the next sentence, to the actual post that you want to rank for.

You can read more about this strategy in Front Page On Google In Less Than 18 Hours.

How would you do this on thatMLMbeat?

Well, setup a few remote blogs for keyword targeting and add various 400 – 600 word articles on them!

There is no limit to the amount of blogs you can create, but please use this tool responsibly.

We do not allow cybersquatting (registering domain names for the purpose of holding keywords and not adding any content to the actual blog) and spam MLM blogs get deleted.

No MLM Company names are allowed either.

Other than that… Go Wild!!!

The possibilities of this tool are endless.

If you find any a different use for this tool that you would like to share, please do so in the comments below.

Happy multiple blogging!

Front Page On Google In Less Than 18 Hours – Here’s How

If you have followed Front Page on Google Part 1 and Part 2, you would have witnessed a case study on 2 long tail keywords that I’ve been optimizing for the front page on Google for the past week.

In part 1 I started off with ‘Social Tribes’ on no 17 and for ‘Free Blog Syndication’ no 7 early yesterday.

Here are the screen shots for the results:

Free Blog Syndication

Free Blog Syndication

Social Tribes

Social Tribes

Social Tribe

Social Tribe

You will see at the time these screen shots, I was positioned at no 4 for Free Blog Syndication, no 6 for social tribes and no 5 for social tribe.

To say that I was impressed with my results is an understatement, but here’s the best bit: I actually messed up the entire strategy and still got great results!

I’m not sure if this will have an effect on my rankings over time, but I made a crucial mistake with my bookmarking process (more on that) and only completed half the tasks.

So, as promised and teased in Front Page On Google part 1 and 2 and without holding back on a single thing, here’s the exact strategy that you can duplicate on your next blog post or article:

1.    Thorough keyword research
This step is crucial so please don’t kid yourself. Most Bloggers simply guess and start writing. But if you are going to be spending 30 minutes, an hour or even longer on a blog post, why not take 5 – 10 minutes to really dig into long tail keywords, 3 to 5 word phrases and make that you rank high on search engines?

Data driven decisions outrank wild guessing by many miles.

Use the Google Keyword Tool for thorough keyword research. Make sure that you change the settings to all countries, keep synonyms selected and search.

Have a good look at the advertisers competition and amount of searches. You can go for something like ‘network marketing’, but you are not going to get anywhere with that in one single post. In fact, you will probably need to build an entire authority site around that keyword and build it over a long period of time.

Instead, think of problems that your prospects might be having and offer a solution. Think 3 – 4 word phrases that don’t have much competition. These long tail keywords are generally searched within the hundreds and under a thousand times.

If your search term seems too competitive or if you just want to double check, head over to Google and type ‘allintitle:keyword’ in the search bar.

What that does is deliver the search results of pages / posts that have your keyword phrase within the TITLE. Generally speaking, if the number of competing websites (top right) are under a thousand and you are doing everything else right, you shouldn’t have a problem getting on the Front Page on Google instantly. Of course, there are exceptions to these rules.

2.    Keyword placement
Other than a few crucial placements in my opinion, you don’t need to be too concerned about this. Gone of the days of repeating your keywords like a parrot.

It’s best to have your keywords in mind and write naturally.

If you can however get the keyword or key phrase positioned within the first sentence or first paragraph, do that.

Throughout the post also bold your key phrase. Everything in moderation of course. This post is a great example of this.

Placing your key phrase as a heading like I’ve done before the images also score points with the search engine spiders. If it’s suitable, also use your key phrase as anchor text.

IMPORTANT: It’s all good and great to have content that’s perfect for search engine spiders, but writing content for the human eye is much more important. Getting ranked on the front page on Google is great, but if no one wants to read your post, then what’s the point?

3.    Write a new article and post it on Blogger.com
Create a new article from scratch (recommended) focusing on your long tail keywords. This is where I made a huge mistake. I’ll explain shortly.

Make sure that you use anchor text, like I’m using here for social tribes, that links back to your post that you want to rank for.

(don’t forget your key phrase in the TITLE of your blogger post of course!)

4.    Digg and Reddit it!
Create a campaign on Digg and Reddit that leads to your new post that you did on Blogger.

And here is my BIG mistake: I rewrote the original post I did for Blogger. By the time I got to blogger, my original post had already been Dugg by one of our readers and Digg does not accept duplicates. So again, be sure to keep your post on blogger original.

5.   Bookmark Your Digg and Reddit Campaign

Here’s the fun part! Bookmark your campaigns on Digg and Reddit Submissions and bookmark then across 3 different bookmarking networks.

Now it is really important that you get someone else to do the bookmarking for you. This is where  Syndd comes into play. Synnd, together with parts of the Superspindle Strategy as mentioned above, is a great way to outsource all your social and internet marketing in minutes.

Without this you will need lots of time on your hands and 2 to 3 dozen friends to help you out religiously for every single blog post or piece of marketing that you choose to do.

Final step that I didn’t complete:
Bookmark your submissions page on Digg and Reddit on 3 other bookmarking networks that you didn’t use in Step 5. Your submissions page is the page that shows all the content that you have submitted to Digg and Reddit.

For more information on putting this strategy in motion successfully, you can try Synnd for a dollar