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Marketing – Directories

March 4, 2011

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The first marketing method I will discuss is web directories. Here’s my review. Submitting to Directories Having collected a list of the top free directories I could submit my sites to the top free directories fairly quickly. I simply wrote a description for each of my three maine sites – PVT, PWM, and HOS – […]

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Marketing – Intro

March 4, 2011

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Traffic is one of the three keys to monetizing a site. The main way to get traffic is through back links. That is, by acquiring links from other web sites that point to yours, either naturally (made by others) or artificially (created by you). Simply speaking, half of your site’s traffic will come directly from […]

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Title SEO

February 27, 2011

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During this weekend I’ve search optimized the title element for all content pages on my sites. This has been a much needed improvement since the title text is so important for gaining search rankings. Most of my previous titles just included the chapter/page name and were very short and plain. I’ve now taken the time […]

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Video SEO Results

February 27, 2011

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As a result of the YouTube SEO improvements (and possibly the added captions) I’ve seen an increase in daily video views by  60% – From an average of 1000 daily views to 1600. That is an incredible increase. I had expected that the optimization would be visible, but nothing close to this. The boost in […]

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Video Subtitles

February 20, 2011

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A recent accessibility improvement I’ve made it to add subtitles to all video tutorials on PVT. Almost no programming videos on YouTube have uploaded subtitles so this move will give me an advantage. Though YouTube has an automatic transcription service that translates speech into subtitles, the quality of those subtitles is very poor and inaccurate. […]

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PPC Review

February 14, 2011

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The results of the PPC campaign are in. As expected, it was far from profitable at my current income per visitor. I settled with running the campaign for two full days to give me some PPC statistics. With my max bid at 0.10€ and daily budget at 10€ I believed the campaign would bring in […]

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PPC Campaign

February 9, 2011

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Today I launched my first PPC campaign in a long time. For starters I will send paid visitors to HOS’s sales page. The ad has a strong call to action for buying the book so I’m hoping to see quite a lot of sales. But even if visitors don’t buy the book I expect a […]

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