Joseph Archibald Interview: SEO & Free Traffic Generation Podcast

Joseph ArchibaldWelcome to the inaugural edition of the Gain Higher Ground Podcast!

In this session, I interview niche site expert and SEO expert Joseph Archibald.

Joseph first appeared on my radar in 2010 when he made an extensive post on the Warrior Forum in which he demonstrated (in real-time!) his unique backlinking strategy by promoting a brand new niche site to the first page in Google.

Since then, his SEO strategies have been adopted by many marketers, perhaps the most well known being Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.

Click play below to start listening now:

I wanted to theme this interview on free traffic methods and SEO. However, we ended up covering a number of different topics…

00:00 Introduction
01:41 How Joseph Got Started With Internet Marketing
05:04 Living The Internet Marketing Lifestyle In Malaysia
06:36 Overview Of Joseph’s 30 Day Challenge Warrior Forum Backlinking Strategy
15:57 How Seo Has Changed Over The Years
21:10 Link Building Techniques
32:32 Assessing Competition & Erratic Yahoo Link Data (Market Samurai, Seo Majestic, Seo Elite, Open Site Explorer)
37:58 Advice For People Just Starting Out In Internet Marketing
41:24 The Bing & Facebook Alliance And The Impact For Google
44:30 The Power Of Giving Away Free Content
48:21 Working With Joint Venture Partners
53:30 Future Product Plans & Working With Experts (4-Hour Work Week)
58:50 Advice For Starting & Growing Your Online Business
66:25 Wrapping Up, Joseph’s Blog, his original Warrior Forum Post and his 40 Day Challenge EBook

If you like, you can download the MP3 by right clicking here.

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Smashing Your Competition: Easy Ways to Over-Deliver

Smashing The CompetitionWhen building your online business it is sometimes easy to get disheartened by the strength of your competition.

However, here’s the thing:

Competition is only a problem if you face it head-on.

What if you can change the rules of the game to your own advantage so that you are no longer perceived as “just one of the crowd”? What if you can differentiate yourself and your products such that people see you in a completely different class to everybody else?

Answer: You smash your competition.

One great way of getting this done this is by over-delivering and in this post I’d like to share with you some ways of doing more than is expected of you in order to achieve greater success in your online business.
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How I Use Search Trends To Find Hot Niches

Online Search TrendsOnline search trends are really important and I’ve made a free video for you to show how you can use them to your advantage

Before I start a new niche website, I always like to check the trend of people searching online for the kind of products, services or solutions that I intend to offer through my site.

In this video I share with you:

1. How to make sure you target niches with rising or stable search trends.

2. Why seasonal trends are important and how to use them to your advantage.

3. How to brainstorm new niche ideas using the “Hot Searches” function.

Go-ahead and press PLAY now!

Here are some quick links to the websites that I mentioned in the video:-

Google Insights

Google Trends

Was this training useful for you? Did you enjoy it? Please let me know in the comments section…

My Product Launch In The Stock Market Niche

Stock Market Product LaunchIt’s 9.22am on Friday 28 January 2011 and it’s felt like a very long month so far!

I think there are two main reasons for this:

1. The dark, cloudy and rainy days here in London, UK.

2. I’ve been working super hard on creating a new product for the stock market niche.

Now, I could talk all about the weather but I’m guessing that you’d probably prefer to hear about the product creation process I’ve been going though.

I hope so because in this post I’d like to share with you how this product came about, what I’ve learnt so far and the challenges ahead as I move closer to launch.
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How To Create A Product In Less Than 3 Hours

This is a little tip that I’ve had a lot of success with.

Creating a product can seem like a scary prospect at first – or at least it was to me before I did it for the first time!

So here’s a quick video I made to show you something that I believe to be one of the most effective and quickiest (3 hours or less) ways to create a quality product that people will LOVE you for.

Just hit the PLAY button and I’ll tell you all about it:


Did you enjoy watching this training? Let me know what you thought in the comments section below…

3 Tips For Being More Productive

Getting Things DoneIn this post I’d like to share 3 tips on getting things done

It almost goes without saying that this is a trait which all successful business people possess, whether they are working in the online or offline world.

However, getting things done and being productive is easier said than done! We all suffer from motivational problems, poor time management and occasionally watching amusing YouTube clips when we are supposed to be working (or is that just me?!).

If this sounds familiar then you’re not alone. In fact, you are in very good company because many successful business people have admitted to suffering exactly as you and I do.

However, help is at hand because being productive is a skill, and a skill that you can learn…
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The 3 Reasons Why You MUST Use Video In Your Niche!

Video marketing is the new ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!

It’s a massively growing trend and is definitely something you’ll be wanting to use heavily in your online business going forward. I made a quick free video (9 mins) which shows you:

1. How video marketing helped me get on page 1 of Google in less than 48 hours!

2. The 3 reasons why you NEED to use video in your online business.

3. The tools that you need (and that I use) to implement this stuff TODAY.

Take a break, click PLAY below and enjoy!

REMEMBER: You don’t even need to speak to create a video! Just record the presentation in your Screencast Software, upload it to YouTube and then use the Youtube “Audioswap” feature to add some background music for free.

And don’t forget to put a link back to your website in the description box!

This is exactly what I did to get my video on page 1 of Google in less than 48 hours as I mentioned before.

Did you enjoy this training? Anything I missed out? Please let me know in the comments below…

How To Choose The Best Name For Your Website

Here’s a quick video that explains exactly how I choose names for my websites.

This is something I messed up big time when I started out online!

In the video I explain (and SHOW YOU!) exactly:

1. How to choose between a brandable and SEO optimized website name.
2. How to pick the correct domain name extension (.com, .org, .net, .co.uk, etc).
3. How to add catchy extensions to your name if you first choice of domain is already taken.

Just hit play now to see why this is so important…

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3 Steps To Finding A Niche That’s Hot

Finding A NicheOne of the first lessons that I learnt as a newbie internet marketer was the importance of finding a niche that is hot.

However, for a long time I struggled to find niches that were right for me and certainly made more than a few mistakes. After a lot of research and months of trial and error I finally developed a checklist that helps me gauge whether I am likely (or not!) to make money from a given niche.

I’d like to show you exactly how I do this…
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…It’s that time of year again – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!