Do You REALLY Want to be Found Online?

Maybe you’re like me…

Thinking you want your site to be found online, but not doing nearly enough to make sure it happens.

You figure…

  • I’ll get to it…
  • I’ll take care of it when I get my product or service ready…
  • The traffic I get now is just fine…
  • And the BIG LIE: If I build it, they will come!

I don’t believe any of that, but sometimes I just get a little lazy.  I don’t do everything I need to do when it comes to making sure people can find me when they are looking for what I have to offer.  Maybe you can relate…

Is you blog getting the traffic it deserves?

Does your product or service site get a constant stream of FREE prospects?

If not, you should probably be looking for some simple ways you can bring the site visitors you want.  Not that there’s a lack of such information out there.  You can find more than enough material to cover every conceivable traffic generation strategy out there

Some of these strategies use tools to fool search engines into bringing you visitors (hey, they may work for a month or so!), some promise listings in just hours…  And if you really care about the one person a year who searches for “internet guru wannabe”, they could probably do it!

But… When it comes to real life searches for phrases that people actually search for, you need to seek out those who have actually done what you are attempting, and find out what really works.  You don’t want theory, you want fact.

If you’ve been to my site in the past year, and actually explored the sites I recommend, and resources I promote, you’ll know that Fred Black’s blog has been on the list since the very beginning.   There’s a reason for that, which I’ll get to in a moment.

First, head over to this “sales page” for his latest product, and I’ll explain when you get back…

Fred Black’s Search Engine Optimization

Seriously, please check it out before coming back…

Free Search Engine Traffic Exposed

Ok…  Let me tell you WHY I have his site featured here on my “blogroll” to the right.  It’s because I found him by searching for “internet business” (quotes or no quotes, it doesn’t matter).  Why was I searching for that phrase?  Because a so-called “internet business expert” kept claiming that he knew the secrets to everything from search engine optimization to product creation.

The funny thing is that nothing he said ever panned out.  Yes, HE had/has a cult following under various real and pseudo names, but if they ever broke away from the mantra, and did even the slightest amount of research, they’d find no substance behind most of his products and services.  If you watched what he does, and what he says, they are miles apart.

But I digress.

What I found was that Fred’s blog was at the top for this search, and it made me wonder why, and how he could pull this off.  It’s not like he’s Apple Computer or something.  He’s an honest guy working online and off, by providing people what they are looking for.  In this case, Internet Business advise and tools.  Heck, his free courses are better than most of the paid ones I’ve seen.

Have you been to his site yet?

Anyway…  Someone who can get to the top of this phrase without mega bucks is someone who should be listened to.

I’ve already started putting his information into practice, and expect great results over time.

So, if you want to know what works in SEO, from someone who actually knows what he’s talking about, check out his SEO Brain Dump  for the real scoop.  He makes it easy to understand, and takes the fear out of generating free website traffic.

If you’ve had experience in SEO for your site, I’d love to hear about it.  Just post a comment below.  If your experience has been less than spetacular, check out Fred’s course.

About Tim Gary

I live in Reno, NV with my wife Careen, and the ever so talented kitty named Milo. Programmer by trade, web surfer and learner for fun, I have a ton of interests, and you'll hear about each of them in time!

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17 Responses to Do You REALLY Want to be Found Online?

  1. Team Building March 20, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Very good post.

    Biggest mistake I always see people making is not asking their customers how they would search for their product or service. It’s always good to take a step back and find the keywords people outside your industry are using.

  2. I could not agree more with you, the best and only proof that someone knows his business is to fin him on top for his keywords. Too many out there claims to be experts but are no where to be found on the search engines. As fare as sales and advertising is concerned it is all about google. Thanks for linking up I defiantly pay him a visit.

  3. steve@Debt Settlement Program March 4, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    Most folks do not realize that if they treat their site like a regular business that needs people visiting it then they can make just as much money. The great thing about website though is you do not have to pay rent like you would for a storefront so the profit margins can be much fatter if you know what you are doing.

  4. tracy@hair straighteners March 1, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    I actually started out in web development, but it was later as more people complained to me that nobody ever saw their site that I shifted over to marketing.
    You can’t just put it on a server and assume clients will come pouring in, it does not work that way.

  5. Mike@Chicago Real Estate February 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    It is simply a matter of recognizing the fact that search engines are machines. As part of a machine, they need to be oiled. And the oil of the Google search engine tends to be,the links. Without links everything comes to a grinding halt.

  6. cotton poly shirts February 7, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    “the BIG LIE: If I build it, they will come!”

    Ya, if that isn’t true I don’t know what is – so many people build a site or have someone create one and think well now that I have a site people will magically flood to it and buy my product… Errrrr wrong!

  7. khaled @ Van leasing February 6, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    Its nice to see someone that claims to be an SEO expert actually be able to produce the results. There are so many so called SEO experts that release paid get found books, but their site is nowhere to be found. Will have to pay attention to what Fred’s blog says. Many thanks for bringing it to your readers attention.

  8. Friendster Layouts February 3, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Great post! I’ve bookmarked your blog. Hope we can swap links.

    Why can’t I open your rss feed? No post is showing.

    Best Regards!

    Ginj

  9. Ryan Martin@real estate Bellingham Washington January 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    While SEO is still the most important strategy that one can do to increase traffic, I also think social networking is important. There is something to be said for someone who pounds the pavement and goes around commenting on blogs and being active on Twitter and whatever niche forums or networks are appropriate to their business. I believe that people are very attracted to the personal connection and attention that is giving in these platforms.

  10. Marc Norris@Online Business Ideas January 28, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    I find that one of the biggest tricks to SEO and marketing your website is not being afraid to try new things. This doesn’t mean that you go out there all willy-nilly without a well thought out plan, but rather that you are willing to try and test new ideas and make your own conclusions.

    I know that for me, by trying things that are not just the standard link building practices, things have worked out okay – but I will admit, I am still learning :)

  11. Richard@Littman Bros January 26, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    SEO is a great way to help your website get noticed online. Unless you are getting natural links then you may have trouble ranking well in search engines if your in a competitive field.

  12. James@Eee PC 901 January 26, 2009 at 7:53 am #

    It’s been pretty hard to actually find any material that has any value. There are so many experts out there that you can use hours of time just trying to find out if the books/courses are scams/waste of time. The best results I’ve had are from building niche sites, highly optomised with a small number of inbound links.

  13. Charles@Las Vegas Homes January 25, 2009 at 4:04 am #

    Getting your site on the first page of a search engine result can be a lot of work, especially if that real estate is a high volume phrase. Personally I’m always interested to hear someone else’s take on search engine optimization.

  14. Jerry@Web Design Seminars January 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    Improving your rank in the search engines is a great way to help your site be found. Nobody is going to look past the first few pages when searching so you want to make sure you are on it for your important keywords.

  15. Bike Trader January 14, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    It Seems very interesting. I was under impression that the SEO mainly consist of link building, link building with quality sites and exchange of links with related industry. But after reading your article i have gone thru other articles as well on this topic and I have came across with many surprises … Thank you for sharing such a nice information.

  16. Mathew@Adam January 12, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    Quite a lot of the really amazing search engine optimization bloggers tend to dominate the keywords ‘make money online.’ Very few of them explain how they do it though, but one of them, my favorite, actually does. :)

  17. Matthew@Pest Control Homewood January 9, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    i’ve had some experience with SEO and i think it’ll help generate traffic over time, but it seem like a slow and tedious process. That being said i think it will be worth it in the long run.