Facebook and SEO Harmony



I have been online since before 2000 making money in one shape or another. Up to 2009, I knew absolutely nothing about search engine optimisation or affiliate marketing.

I won’t lie to you, it took me a very long time before I even started to make any kind of money whatsoever.


When it started to come in, I was motivated and kept on pushing, although to be fair I wasn’t the most dedicated hard-working people out there. I spent more time buying shiny products and being easily distracted by other things, so you could say it was a very rough road from me.


Over the years, Google have made a number of updates to their algorithms which have all affected me and my websites. My income, confidence and ability all went out the window and I lost complete interest.

I became a full-time gardener.

Don’t get me wrong, I actually really enjoyed gardening. I had a full-time job and I gardened in the evening after work. I thoroughly enjoyed the extra money.  In fact I was able to match my jobs wages every single week just working part-time in the evenings doing gardening.

Still, inside I yearned for a passive income.

It’s a dream I have always wanted to chase.I’ve been chasing it most of my life. I have done various network marketing business opportunities, and a whole host of business opportunities online. There is something about the pull of a passive income that I cannot get away from.

I always get pulled back to the Internet.

Last year, I noticed how easy it was for my gardening business to attract new customers through Facebook.  There was nothing hard or difficult .and to be fair I thoroughly believed that that would be my future, and in some way it probably still will be as I enjoyed being outdoors and meeting people.

Still, there isn’t as much gardening to be done during winter.

This last year I began looking online to find people who were still making it. People who still made a full-time income using SEO.  I eventually found a website, niche pursuits, owned by Spencer Hawes. This reignited my interest and passion for all things Internet marketing.

Then, as if by magic, Mark Thompson released his reverse blogging system.  I have used both of these ideas and am now able to earn money once again.

My site is showing up on page 1 in Google for its main keyword phrase, and is also being found by around 300 other phrases at this particular moment.

Through the use of social media, Twitter and Facebook, I am generating more and more engagement and interaction with people who are interested in the topic of my website.

I no longer own multiple websites.  I only own the one niche website.although to be fair it is becoming an authority website now and I am loving it.

I still get frustrated when things don’t happen as quick or as often as I would like, but that is life and things are most definitely moving in the right direction.

I have produced a few hours worth of videos and a 5000 word report to show what I do.

I’ve called it Facebook And SEO Harmony.

For now you can purchase it for $17.  I will put the price up when I put it on Clickbank.

I’d love to know what you think, as it’s been a while since Ive produced a course/product.

If you order through the button below I will send you the download link.  It may not be an instant download, but I’m sure it will be worth it.

Keep pushing.




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Hi folks, well after Google shenanigans and algorithmic updates, I spent a number of months away from the Internet. Only during the last six months did I decide to return and picked myself up and re-focus once again.

I want to know if any of the old techniques were still working, and whether or not I could employ new techniques to my advantage and make money from. I’m glad that I did.

I want to share with you below what I am now doing and what it is doing for me.

I am still doing SEO, and it is still working very well for me. I am also including Facebook marketing and it is working very well for me. I am making money again and I am smiling.

If you are now ready to pick yourself up then today is as good as any other day.

Through self-discovery, I searched various places online to find people who were still making it and still making money online through SEO. I’m glad I kept looking. I found somewhere called http://nichepursuits.com owned and operated by Spencer Hawes. It is through finding this website that I rediscovered my inner passion.

Later I got an e-mail from Mark Thompson promoting his reverse blogging product, and it is the combination of these two which has led to my re-entry into the search engines and my money to start increasing once again.

Finally I am excited once more. I focus exclusively on one particular website now with all my heart and nothing else.

I have written a 5000 word report and compiled several videos which explains the process. Some of the videos relate to setting up a website and how to set that website up, and these are aimed at complete beginners, so my apologies to those of you who already know how to successfully create a website.

The remaining videos will lead you through the process of making money through low hanging fruit keywords and through advertising using Facebook as a platform.

You can read all about it here: http://shaunbaird.com/facebook-and-seo-harmony/

Thanks guys… don’t give up.

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Hi !  Are you looking for some truly excellent small business ideas to start?

Excellent Small Business Ideas

Where do you START??? All you want to do is get some success under your belt and it can be so frustrating!

So, there you have it…

You’re trying and trying and trying to start a business or get your existing business to work and it’s just NOT happening.  Your marketing sucks and you have just about given up!

You get frustrated, you get stressed and you eat some comfort junk-food.

All because you want to be a success in your own business.

Pretty crap isn’t it?

So I want to assist you and I want to get you off your butt and MOVING in the right direction.

Today YOU are going to take that “tiny teeny” small first step towards your own super duper business.

No matter where you are now or where you’ve been, change can happen and it is going to happen today for you.  Online or offline is irrelevant, let’s get you earning some cash with a starting time of right about now.

You just need to take that first small step, with my assistance of course.  It’s now that you will plan for success and get some additional income coming your way!  Marketing, and a good strategy is the first key step.

Here are some excellent small business ideas to get you bubbling and frothing with excitement.

Today you can start to feel alive again.

If you like what I’m showing below, then why not download my completely FREE business idea videos from http://businessideasforbeginners.org


 Idea #1:  Using Facebook marketing to bring in an ever growing business that gets bigger with time and can be monetized in a number of ways.

Set up a page or a group and discuss whatever niche or business or topic it is that you are interested in.  Keep adding content and find similar groups and pages.  Find those people who frequent those groups and then send them a private message asking them to come and check out your page.

Once there are plenty of people coming to the page or group and your content keeps getting added, you can occasionally mention related products in a soft-sell type approach and a number of those will go ahead and buy from you!  This is forward planning at it’s best :) and offers lots of opportunities from positioning relevant ads (etc) in front of a targeted audience.


Idea #2:  Use Yahoo answers to brand yourself and drive traffic to your website or businesses.

Completely free.  This is a superb business idea.  Join Yahoo answers and answer peoples questions within your field of interest.  You can leave a url in your resource section for answers.  Only leave a url 1 in 3 or 4 answers you answer.  Answer 20 a day until your points go over 1000.  At this stage the links become “active” links and will help drive traffic.  Ensure your answer gets chosen as the best answer as much as possible by creating great replies.  You can drive traffic to your product(s) or services nice and slowly.


There you have it.  Two excellent small business ideas you can start TODAY that are free to help better your financial circumstances.  If any of the above 2 suggestions are of interest then you really should get hold of my free business idea videos as I go into considerable depth to ensure you are able to do this.  You will begin seeing results within a few weeks.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this.  Planning what you want to do in your own business is one thing, setting it up and offering the right services or products is another.  One thing is for sure though – you’ve literally got to start and just get going with it all.  Learning how to market your business will come with my tips I post here on my blog :)




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For 2012 and into 2013 and even beyond, finding business ideas from home that you can physically DO and get your teeth into can sometimes be easier said than done!

For a lot of people who regularly surf the “interwebby thing” :), confusion will of course set in as you are quickly inundated with dozens of ideas and it becomes virtually impossible to focus on one simple idea at all.

business ideas from home



Ok, so now’s the time to relax and not worry about it too much as there IS a way :)  (phewww)….

Business Ideas From Home

Let’s begin by trying to figure out whether you want to do the “online” thingy or the “offline” thingy or a combination of both.. (if you can’t decide then you can always download my 100% free business ideas videos , just add your details to the form on that page to grab them – no catch, honest :))

If the online thingy is your cup of tea and you are really digging this then we at least know the general direction…..

Do you want a community (i.e. a forum of your own) where members come and discuss topics on various things all relating to business and business ideas and stuff like that??


free business ideasDo you want to be “under-the radar” like a super sleuth and create pages on websites with a link at the end that directs a visitor to a page where they can buy that item, and earning you a commission in the process – if so, then affiliate marketing is one way to go.

As you progress down your chosen route you’ll get a feel for what it is you ACTUALLY enjoy doing because right now you can really only make an educated guess.  However the key thing is getting started.. okdoke??

There are tons and tons of business ideas that work

That’s the good news because of the constant bombardment and the daily avalanche of emails and sales pages, it’s just so darned easy to get distracted and begin thinking about what you’re gonna be having for your meal later.

You just got to get started… AND… STICK WITH IT!!

As long as the idea is VIABLE and people are making that idea work then do not give up.

It’s ok having ideas and trying stuff but it is most certainly NOT ok to move on to the next, then the next then the next

You are wasting valuable hours of your life … hours you will never get back, so make them count.

best business ideas from homeSome of the best business ideas from home are those in which you are TRULY passionate about.

If electronics is your thing then why not create some model hobby kits and make them stand out form the rest.  This business idea is already extremely profitable for one female entrepreneur named Limor Fried who set up her electronic project kit business and now ships out over 200 units a DAY.

Not bad for an idea that’s been around for a long time.

If knitting is your thing then get all the best ideas together, document them, video them, take photos and write instructions.  get your spoken voice down as a series of instructions.


Package it all up in a number of ways.  Create a paid membership, or a paid product, or simply give all this incredible value away in exchange for getting customers names and email addresses and starting a list building business to whom you can build relationships with longer term.


I cover these topics and a whole lot more in my free video and tips emails.  Head on over to http://businessideasforbeginners.org and sign up for free – nothing to pay, i.e. nada, zilch, free! ok?

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Having been online trying business ideas, I thought that if my sites were automatically showing up in Google then the spiders from other search engines would trawl Google’s listings to fetch sites to their own listings – maybe I’m right or wrong, but one thing is I should have at least “checked” to see… shouldn’t I.. ?

I was just checking out a forum thread over at WordPress Goldmine (see my review of WPGM here) and some kind folks were talking how their sites had been decimated by the antics of Mr “G” but had been receiving considerable traffic from the friendly guys at Mr “B” – or should I say “Mrs” ???

Joking aside though, I’m happy I’ve checked mine.  One of the sites is indeed listed in both Bing and Google – It’s recently vanished to page “god knows where” in Google, but when checked,  ranks very nicely over in Bing, so that’s nice.

Kind of feels though like it’s nuts to just be at the mercy of one company, aka Google, and even “Bing” for that reason, hence the need to diversify traffic sources and income models.

Anyway, go ahead and type your web address at bing.com and see if it’s listed – if not, visit Bing webmaster tools, sign up and get those sites added!

You’ll need to verify your sites by either adding a CNAME entry to the DNS (never done this) or by adding a line of code to the header section (I simply used a wordpress plugin to achieve this called “bing site verification” – you can search for it via WordPress plugins, if you need to.  Its not got any ratings but it’s done the job perfectly for me though.

Anyway, Onwards and upwards as they say.

Still pushing on the listbuilding via my “Business Ideas For Beginners” website.


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business ideas

Ideas for new businesses can be hard to think of, but not when these free videos will help conjure up some imagination!

Isn’t it time your business was a success?  Fed up of not being a super-success?

In case you were wondering where I’d been and what I’ve been up to, I’ll spill the beans and provide an update and also to fill you in on my latest project called Business Ideas For Beginners.

It’s a site that provides FREE help and FREE advice and FREE business ideas (did I mention it was free??).  I’ve been wanting to do this for some time and so recently decided to venture along and get this created.

The site is simply currently offering free videos, reports and tips that inspire you to set up your own business and succeed with it.  There will be ongoing business ideas presented to you via video and reports that showcase possible businesses you could set up in order to make a success “for you”.

Some ideas will be familiar and some will be little known ideas which have a lot of potential so be sure to come on over and keep up to date.  Every now and then I’ll send over a video and provide ways that you can make that business idea work for you.

I really truly think you’ll be pleasantly surprised so why not pop on by and take a look.

Over a year ago I had a growing internet business that was closing in on earning me four figures a month.  Then a number of things went wrong like a failed marriage (and the subsequent difficult months), a new relationship, financial issues arising from the failed marriage and issues with seeing my children.

To top all this off, life then bowled me over again courtesy of Google and wiped out 90% of my earnings.

So I sulked for a few months and then came round again trying kindle.  Although I liked it, I never stuck at it and that income dried up too.

Then I saw a course by Paul Nicholls on list building and it rekindled my interest in list building.  I’d toyed with list building about 6 years ago and developed a list of 2500 subscribers who I “inadvertently” treated poorly once I learned I could make money from the list – they soon got fed up with me promoting products, but that as they say, was then and this is now and a number of lessons have been learned.

The main one is that a list is nothing to do with list building, it’s everything to do with building genuine relationships with your “friends”.

Think on that because it is key.

Anyway, I am combining the concept of list building with my love of helping others, and so the website was formed.  If you like it then please tell your friends about it if you feel there is value within it :)

So, what have YOU been doing since Google’s movements these past few months?


Take care




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Finding internet marketing training programs can be daunting if you haven’t used them before.  They will vary in price and cost.  Your almost impossible job is try to and determine whether or not you should be choosing the $200 a month coaching program or the $20 a month coaching program.

internet marketing training programs

Imagine if there was very little difference between the two.

I want to introduce an internet marketing coaching program I feel EXTREMELY strongly about.  It just so happens that I’ve been in this program since October 2009.

WordPress Goldmine is the only program I recommend and here’s why.

1: The program evolves and updates on a  continuous basis.  In other words it stays ahead of the game.  If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a Google Update you’ll know what it’s like when your site vanishes, or your “current promotional methods” suddenly stop working.

You’ve either got to adapt or your website’s success will in all eventuality die.  That’s all there is to it.

WordPress goldmine is in my own opinion one of the best internet marketing training programs to ever exist.  Check out my review.

It’s a family, a real and genuine closed-membership community of helpful people.  In fact I’ve never experienced anything else like it anywhere.  Sure it costs about $20 a month but it’s by far the best bang-for buck value you’ll get anywhere (there’s a $1 trial you can choose if you want to see what it’s like).

Please try and imagine being in a room of friends who ALL want to help YOU.  People with all kinds of experience who will go above and beyond to help you achieve success.  It’s hard to explain but this is really what it’s like at WordPress Goldmine.  So if you’re looking for a genuine internet marketing coaching program then I cannot stress enough how useful this resource will be to your future success.

What’s it done for me?

Well, it’s taught me so much.  I ca now create a website page and produce some of the best content I know and the search engines will normally appreciate it and reward me with good rankings.  With several page 1 and position 1 rankings behind me, I think I can say that it works for me.

Get in touch with me, leave me a comment and let’s talk, as I’d love to answer your questions!

So all I want to say to you is this. Stop looking for other internet marketing training programs and choose WordPress Goldmine and you’ll be thankful, so why not see for yourself for just one dollar today by clicking here.

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OK, well mirroring real life I thought I’d write in here even though I’ve not really felt any urge to do so for a few months recently.  My personal life took a battering in October but things are a lot better now, although there are still a number of issues I’m battling with, but that’s another story for another day ;-)

So how have my earnings/website promotions fared in recent months?  Truthfully not too good.

There seems to be a sort of base line of earnings which my money has not dropped below.

I still earn a bit of adsense every day, plus some amazon and clickbank sales each month.  I also get traffic to other things I promote but the earnings are not so good.

So how much?  Well Its quite embarrassing if I’m honest because they’ve dropped a lot, in line with me “not doing any work on them”.

The Adsense has averaged around $250 to $350 a month, and has never really dropped below that, which is nice, because thats kind of like free money each year coming in and in.  Amazon normally sits around the $50 to $100 mark and Clickbank around $30 a month.  I also earn $100 a month from some software I promote which has a monthly membership attached to it, plus some earnings from the promotion of none other than the WordPress Goldmineforum I am a devotee of (and have been since October 2009).  So about $580 a month coming in.

My issue has always been ramping this up to ten times this level… a level most people aspire to, having all bills paid each month so there are no financial strains placed on me.

The annoying thing is that at one point my adsense was really increasing very well, and some days I was getting to around $40 a day in adsense alone.  This came as a result of paying people to write articles for my sites and for backlink promotional work.

I think now and imagine what I could have been earning by now… a full time income should really have been on the cards at this stage.

At the time my earnings were going well, I was devoting around $300 a month to content creation.  Then family issues meant that the budget got cut and that then saw a decline in earnings.

These days its been around 4 months since Ive really been “in the zone” and methods change.  At the moment people are talking about content curation but I want to concentrate on my sites.

Ive tried to focus on 2 or 3 of my best earners and have regularly placed backlinks to my pages using BMR, but have added very little new content.  Im now trying to address this again and increase the content.  I did see some earnings increase from this last month but once again Ive eased off because I guess I feel distracted with other aspects of my life.

Some thoughts that go through my mind are the fact that one guy who runs a website on the solar system only writes content, 2 -3 pieces a day, and he now makes over $50,000 a month from Adsense!

So.. should I just go content mad, and forget about linking, or do both… ???????

Im guessing both.. but another thing that enters my mind is that when you set a new site up it can rank on page 1 within days sometimes, just from Google so it makes you wonder how important backlinks really are.  I know there is a whole can of worms that can be opened up but it would be good to discuss this… so feel free to discuss below.

With 41 sites I simply cant afford to do this:

  • write 1-3 backlinks a day via BMR per site
  • write 4-10 content pieces per month
  • use UAW or EZAL
  • use socialadr

so Ive been trying to focus on my best earning sites… even when theyre boring, lol.  Thats why Im outsourcing stuff.

Anyway id love to hear your methods at the moment.. Im just fed up that each month is the same… id like to see progress each month, adding $200-$500 a month in earnings and increasing…

whats your thoughts?




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Ok, it is almost christmas and things have progressed in my life, both for internet marketing and my personal life too.

I am now focused entirely on one site (my biggest earner) and am trying to get it’s earnings back up to what they were doing a few months ago.  From there I will be able to start outsourcing again and growing things far quicker.

The earnings havent yet risen, but this is where blind faith has to be taken into account.  I know this stuff works and so I simply carry on doing what I am meant to be doing because I know it will start to yield results soon.  This was my problem in the past, faith, and not having enough to keep at it, consistently.

Its a funny old game :)  If you’ve not yet bitten the bullet, I heartily recommend a look at wordpress goldmine.  Been there since October 2009.

Hope you have a great christmas.

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wordpress goldmineI thought it would be good to mention something.  About 3 weeks ago my wife and I split up.  For a while I was extremely low, especially only seeing my kids half as much as what I was accustomed to.

Anyway, fast forward 3-4 weeks and I’m trying to rebuild my life.  I’ve taken up fitness and have managed to lose more than 14 pounds in weight and am determined to reinvent myself.  It also gives me a good feeling.


As for the internet marketing, well Ive not been able to face it at all since then, but I keep trying.  I keep checking in at my second home (wordpress goldmine) and am trying to keep up to date on things but I keep having up and down days.


I realize now that I NEED to make this stuff work, more than ever… not just for me, so I can buy anew home, but so I can buy myself more time, so I can take the kids to school, pick them up and be in their life as much as possible.   I also want to make myself a better proposition down the line, and this means getting regular income coming in, getting my website income well and truly UP and getting back on track with everything.  No more messing.

At some point I would want to meet someone new who also likes the things I do and see how that goes ;) but for now, life is happening again, slowly but surely.

Thankfully the adsense income has continued to come in and a trickle of amazon and clickbank but not as much as it used to be because Ive not shown the attention I should have done.

I keep kicking myself for all the missed opportunities.  If I had pushed hard regardless I may well have been on 10 x what I am on now and living a full time income-life.


That’s the real kicker and what I want to address now…

I’m just trying to figure out a plan:


Quality content, outsourced marketing etc on a budget that I am going to stick to.


When I was spending $300 a month on content creation the income went up and up and up and the ride was amazing…  It got to about $70/day but then I needed the cash for other things, so that’s got to be the first thing to reinstate.

My role now is to get those keyword lists sorted out so I can send them to writers… lets get the good times going again.


take care guys…

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