Just before I get into the meat and potatoes of today’s post, I was discussing some stuff with Pat Flynn today, not only about his new blog post, which is very good and well worth a read (link to that at the bottom of my post), but also about the fact that his Security Guard Training site has been outranked for the main keyword term, by some chappie who then had the tenacity to come over and leave a comment about his accomplishments on the Backlink Strategy that Works post.
As most of you know, Pat used my “40 Days Challenge” thread on the Warriors to go on and rank his site at numero uno for the main keyword phrase he was targeting. And all credit to Pat – he’s been thoroughly instrumental in selling my eBook for me as an affiliate.
But quite honestly, my eBook is worth 20 times as much in comparison to very many of the utter BS info products that are out there and that sell day after day, week after week for a much higher price tag than my eBook is. Check out this post for an example of what I mean…
I don’t know why but I’ve only got 6 Tweets on that post. There should be hundreds – its only fair to be letting other people know what’s happening in the internet marketing industry. Please take the time to click the link above, then Tweet the post, or mention it in some other way care of social media – on your own blog perhaps.
Back to Pat Flynn’s security guard training site…
Now, seems to me, when I look at the site that is now ranking in top spot in Google, its top heavy with Facebook Likes. Have a look and see what you think, and let me know what you think… I value your opinion!
(I don’t want to link to the site, hence the “DOT”. Please replace the word “DOT” with a . ).
Anyways, if you want to be privvy to my “private” chats with Patrick Flynn (and a heck of a lot more besides), then you have to join me on Twitter.
(I pay a dollar to everyone who joins me on Twitter as the incentive – yeah, as if!)
A quick word on Synnd. If you are thinking about using Synnd to boost your niche sites social appeal, and thus rankings in Google – think again.
As you would sort of expect (I say sort of, because many social tools that are around, accept “niche sites” perfectly happily as part of a social campaign), niche sites are not generally attractive to social chatter. They don’t have the same draw that say – a good blog would have.
What do I mean when I say “niche site”?
I don’t have a good phrase to encompass the meaning, but generally it would be a site that is geared first and foremost to making money.
AdSense focused sites spring to mind, and affiliate sites “can” fit into that mold, more so “thin” affiliate sites where the content is second rate and its pretty clear that the site has been set up to make money and not so much about offering quality information to the visitor.
That’s thoroughly debatable however, so please don’t take this as face value. I know my own niche sites are very well written and the content is thoroughly pertinent to many of the visitors.
When I tried to add a number of niche sites to my Synnd account yesterday, most of them were rejected, although not in entirety.