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I Got Page 1 Ranking For “Online Marketing Blog” In Google!

Yeah, you know how competitive the keyword“online marketing blog” in the search engines right?

Online Marketing Blog First Page Ranking

No.8 in Google out of 43,100,000 results!

This is another screen shot I took when I just searched “online marketing newsletter” in Google:

Online Marketing Newsletter Front Page Ranking

My CBHelper newsletter ranked in the No.7 position, out of 29,600,000 results in Google!

You’ll see the results vary from time to time so we might slightly be in different positions when you check.

Updated: I got first page rankings on these keywords for sometime but not anymore.

This is because I realized that these high competitive keywords didn’t get me as much traffic as I expected, so I stopped aiming to rank on these keywords.

As one subscriber indicated in the comments, these keyphrases now don’t get many searches in Google.

But this post still shows the possibility of ranking on HIGHLY competitive keywords with my own SEO tactics.

You know, I credit the results to implementing a healthy mix of SEO techniques.

If you got all of your links from social bookmarking sites, if you got all of links from reciprocal links, if you got all of your links from directory submissions…

You are not going to rank as quickly or as highly as you expect, because Google knows that you are pushing hard to build links.

And one day Google may even slap you if they just devalue all the directory links, or all the social bookmark links or things like that.

My advice is, don’t ever put all your “link eggs” in one basket.

This is a good reminder to look at your own link building methods and see how you can diversify.

I will release an honest review on a secret link building tool in a few days that I use to get me tens of thousands of quality backlinks on diverse web sites.

Make sure you stay tuned so you won’t miss anything! 🙂

To your amazing success,


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How to Get Accepted by CPA Affiliate Networks & The eBay Affiliate Network Truth

1. How to get accepted by CPA affiliate networks

Thanks for all your great feedback on the make money giving away freebies post I made.

However, some people have trouble when they try to join the CPA networks but without a high traffic website.

A blog reader told me that most of my listed CPA companies require the website should have at least 1000 visitors per month, in one of them they even need 10,000!

So how can you get your applications accepted?

Most CPA networks have comments section in the application. You just explain in the comments block that you are going to use Pay-per-click and purchase some banners or text links to send traffic with direct linking.

You can even try calling in them to get your application manually reviewed.

This should get you into the most CPA networks.

2. The eBay affiliate program truth

A subscriber asked for my opinion of the Build A Niche Store script(not an affiliate link), which create content sites through the eBay affiliate programs.

I haven’t personally tried BANS but I don’t suggest anybody to buy it, because the eBay affiliate program is not as profitable as some other ones like Clickbank, even Adsense. Since eBay is only sharing a small part of their bid revenue, about 4% of the closing value of a winning bid, which is not generous compare to 75% of Clickbank sale and 78% of Adsense revenue share.

In fact, personally I’ve never had a good experience with the eBay’s affiliate program. If you really want to use BANS, you need to get approved by eBay Partner Network firstly. But the weird thing is I never get approved!

When they was handling their affiliate program with CJ (which turned out to be a big fail) and my affiliate application got declined automatically.

And on April 2008 they finally dropped CJ and built their affiliate program in house. I tried to join their eBay Partner Network but no response from them since I submitted my application.

And even worse, they banned hundreds of affiliates this month for reason that the traffic they were sending to eBay was “significantly less engaged”.

And here’s even a Squidoo len by a sacked eBay affiliate:

So for most for you, what you need is to follow a proven working system, not something that could make you money right now. (Remember the biggest money-making obstacle?)

Here are some proven working marketing systems by Marlon Sanders if you’re lack of one:

Promo Dashboard (Promo in 3 simple steps with list building)

Marketing Dashboard (Setting up your own online business like the experts)

Design Dashboard (Create amazing web pages that sell products like crazy)

Affiliate Dashboard (Launch your own affiliate program & getting streams of active affiliates)

Each of Marlon’s “Dashboard” products is a easy to follow system. I do love the 6 row of lovely icons, each icon is a single step for you to take. Easy and fun. I’m sure you’ll love them too.

Always remember you don’t need to chase the latest money-making opportunities all the time. What you need is just a system, a proven working system.

And always let me know what you think by leaving your comment below.

To your amazing success!


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