The Four Simple (But Not Easy) Secrets to Business Success

Your list may differ - feel free to rant (or rave) in the comments - but this is the list that I've come up with after 24 years running my own businesses and teaching and coaching other people to do the same.  The choice of which is most important … [Continue reading]

The Third Age of Search

In the beginning... Search engines were born to index and make available "information" and the web was just one really big library - well, not that large at first actually!  But it did grow at an enormous rate and started a transformation in the … [Continue reading]

Don’t be Evil? BULL S**T!

Everyone in SEO BrainTrust has already heard me rant about the duplicity and lies from … [Continue reading]

What tools do you use to spy on your competitors?

My good friend, nearly unknown business success and wildly cool Internet marketer (no pressure) Kenny Goodman posted this to FaceBook earlier today: "What tools do you use to spy on your competitors (apart from Market Samurai of course)?" Here's my … [Continue reading]

What would Matt do with £10? Wrong answer – read within

Matt Cutts was asked how to start a web business with just £10.  What would you do?  Take a listent to Matt and then read my answer. Matt suggests buying a domain name and hosting which he figures the c … [Continue reading]

Business. Is it mental or is it (somewhat) physical?

Just ran across this on Tim Ferris' blog : The Billionaire Productivity Secret and the Experimental Lifestyle “How do you become more productive?” Richard Branson leaned back and thought for a second. The tropical sounds of his private oasis, … [Continue reading]

Too little Content? There’s no excuse. Here’s why

You think writing articles is hard?  How about 50,000 words in just 30 days?  That's what a punch of folks do every year durning November.  Even Matt Cutts is giving it a shot.  Content really is not that hard, you just have to decide to do it and get … [Continue reading]

Mindset Reminder #10

LASER BEAMS BEAT FLASHLIGHTS Think in terms of laser beams instead of flashlights. Instead of lighting up all of Page 1 with a whole bunch of rankings, think about one key phrase at a time because No. 1 is so much more important than anything … [Continue reading]

SEO Mindset Reminder #9

2 x 70% > 1 x 100% I have to admit, this is my favorite mindset reminder. It involves both math and humor, two of my favorite things — the others are, um, well, nevermind. About 70% of what it takes to rank is easy. It’s just three f … [Continue reading]

SEO Mindset Reminder #8

TOO HARD FOR THEM IS JUST RIGHT FOR YOU If it were easy, you would have even more competition. How would you like to have twice as many people competing for your keywords? Even if they aren't any good at it, some of them are bound to get lucky … [Continue reading]