Archive | August, 2007

Thailand lifts ban on Youtube

31 August 2007

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Just after the 30 day challenge comes to an end Thailand’s military government decides to lift the ban on the site. Going through a proxy was always an alternative, but it was frustrating and most of the time I gave up trying. The official reason was that there were some videos that mocked Thailand’s monarchy. […]

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Link building in the 30DC

29 August 2007

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It is interesting how the 30 day challenge is turning to more traditional methods of building traffic. The video I watched today was on getting links by posting on forums and blogs. It would have been nice to see something a little more original. Although the challenge is primarily for beginners. I usually don’t spend […]

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Share in a frame

29 August 2007

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Sponsored post: If you are looking for a unique gift you might want to take a look at Shareinaframe. Shareinaframe offers framed stock certificates for a single stock in popular companies. You can purchase Disney stock and Harley Davidson stock certificates. The framed stock certificates could be a perfect birthday, anniversary, graduation or corporate gift. […]

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Making money with Facebook

28 August 2007

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Internet companies are all getting on Facebook application bandwagon. Chitika have produced an application called ibought. Affiliates earn $1 for each person who adds the application to their profile. I haven’t logged into my Chitika account for a while, but it seems like they have been doing a bit of work with their interface and […]

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Niches uncovered

26 August 2007

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Just as I previously wrote not to use that great niche right now, 45n5 has compiled a list of all of the niches people are working on in the challenge. My niche is also in the list! Perhaps the idea to use tumblr was a bit of a mistake, but at least people could see […]

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Total bankruptcy

25 August 2007

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This excellent web site, www.totalbankruptcy.com provides a comprehensive review of the bankruptcy process. The site is easy to navigate, and the information is well-written and clear. In addition to providing information about Chapter 7 and Chapter13 bankruptcy, the site discusses common economic causes of bankruptcy, such as job loss and medical expenses. Another section offers […]

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Don’t use that great undiscovered niche now

18 August 2007

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I found quite a few different niches using the free keyword tracker and Google trends tool provided in the 30 day challenge. Surprisingly sudoku had quite a few keyword phrases that fit the required number of searches and competitive search phrases. I tried registering “sudoku tips” at tumblr and found someone had already taken it! […]

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Market research and search engine traffic

16 August 2007

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I took a six hour bus trip today from Koh Chang back to Bangkok and re-listened to some of the podcasts from the 30 day challenge. It got me thinking a bit about what Ed is teaching and how I have done my own market research up until now. One of the main emphasis’s of […]

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Great tool available from the 30DC

14 August 2007

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Wordtracker have developed a great tool for uncovering niches for the thirty day challenge. Even if you aren’t doing the challenge, you can still use the tool. The tool compares the data from Wordtracker with the results from Google trends. The 30 day challenge team has already verified that the term “male yeast infection” gets […]

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One valuable lesson I learnt in sales

10 August 2007

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I once had a job in retail. I hated the job, but I did learn some valuable lessons. My boss told me about one employee she had who could not sell high priced items. The person was fine with lower priced items, but not the high end stuff – where the real money is at. […]

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