Okay, I go back and forth on this style of marketing. Last night I found a website called www.youtvpc.com. This was a free site that had just about every movie and tv series for one to watch. I showed it to some friends and we were all trying to figure out how this was legal if it was in the United States. I was so fascinated by the website that I shared it with a lot of friends and family.
Well, I just got a call from my brother asking what happened to the site I had showed him last night. Now when you go to www.youtvpc.com it’s a paid subscription. I am all about subscription websites, but I have to say I am bugged when they don’t give you a sense of urgency or call to action. It’s one thing to state that this site is free for a limited time, and it’s a whole different enchilada to mimic a free site so to get people addicted and then to switch. That’s too much like being a drug dealer, give your addict a free taste and once he or she is hooked charge them for everything they’ve got.
Blah, blah, blah, everyone is doing it. The web is littered with unoriginality. Find what makes you unique and stay with it. Vow to be unique. Example:3 Doors Down—A True SEO Music Video Ü
2. Blog imperfectly
Give yourself a time limit when writing a post and then publish it when you hit the deadline. Published imperfection is progress. Unpublished perfection is worthless. Vow to have flaws. Example: My Imperfect Plan
3. Blog the future
Anyone can tear apart the past. Look into the future and take a chance on what might not be. Not only does it help you look for possible opportunities, but it also gives your blog unique perspective. Vow to guess the future. Example: The Day Search Engines Died!
1. Be unique 2. Give more than you take 3. Do one task at a time 4. Find and resolve problems 4. Access others' knowledge 5. Listen to feedback 6. Learn to be inquisitive 7. Test, test, test 7. Distinguish sense from nonsense 8. Grow from mistakes 9. Accept change as inevitable 10. Befriend your competition 11. Study different industries 12. Learn to build not game 13. Understand the motivation of emotion 14. Work for yourself 15. Build loyalty 16. Don't fear failure 17. Study the past, critique the future 18. Ignite users' curiosity 19. Allow creativity to flourish 20. Never give up
Top Search Marketing Mistakes
* Mistaking CTR for Conversion * Not using negative keywords * Unoptimized landing pages * Using all default settings * Ignoring tracking results * Not using Geo-Targeting * Not using Day Parting * Not proofreading your ads * Only using Broad Match * Giving up too soon
* Unoptimized title tags * Poor content * Slow site speed * Ignoring social media * Forgetting about conversion * Not staying current on SEO changes * Using splash pages * Overuse of Ajax * An unbalanced backlink profile * Ignoring site structure