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My Next Project: A “No Competition” Niche Site

I’ve decided that it’s finally time for my next “31-day challenge“.  If you recall from my last 31-day challenge, the purpose of the challenge is to focus solely on one project for 31 days.

It’s easy to let the little tasks distract you, and sometimes productivity is an illusion: you feel accomplished because you’re performing actions, but the actions add up to an insignificant result.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at my next 31-day challenge.

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5 Interesting SEO and Link Building Tips I’ve Read Lately

Now that I’m in the middle of building a niche site, one of the most important things that I need to do is figure out how to get the site to rank well (on the first page of Google).

Keyword research is obviously a big part of that, but once you’ve started building the site, your focus really turns to content and SEO.  Although the SEO environment continues to evolve, it seems that most of the same old principles still apply.  When I refer to “SEO” here, 90% of what I’m referring to is link building.

I’m not an SEO expert, which is why I went on a search for tips from those who are (or who are at least really experienced).

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A Sneak Peek at My New Niche Site

As you might recall, about a month ago I set out on a challenge to focus on one project for 31-days.  The idea was that I would eliminate some of my larger distractions and really kick my productivity into high gear.

I originally gave myself the option of doing two projects (one for the first half of the month, one for the second half), however I decided to just focus on one project for the entire month.

Overall, it was a success, and I wanted to share with you the details of what I created.

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6 Awesome WordPress Plugins I’m Using on My New Niche Site

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m currently working on a new niche site.  It’s been over a year since I’ve created a true niche site from start to finish, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to tackle this challenge again.

As with most other websites I’ve ever created, I’m using WordPress.  And if you’ve ever used WordPress, you know that a lot of the “magic” happens with plugins.  They’re what allow you to perform complex functions without knowing a single thing about web development, coding, etc.

And although I’ve reviewed plugins in the past, I thought it might be useful to some people if I went through the plugins that I’m using on a new site, as some of the plugins recommended in the past may now be outdated.

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And the Winner of the Free Copy of Long Tail Pro Is…

I just wanted to thank Spencer again for giving his time for the interview and offering a free copy of Long Tail Pro, as well as all the people who entered to win.  Now, I’ve got some good news and bad news for you.

The good news is, I’ll explain below how you can still try Long Tail Pro for free.

The bad news is, we can only have one winner for the contest, and that winner is…

Antony (@SmallDogTraini)

Congrats Antony!  All I need you to do is tweet me your e-mail address, and I’ll get you set up with Long Tail Pro as soon as possible.

If You Still Want to Try Long Tail Pro for Free…

If you haven’t yet tried Long Tail Pro, you can still sign up for a free 10-day trial and determine if it’s something you’d like to purchase.  The trial version is fully functional, so you can try out all of the featured offered.

If you decide you want to buy it, Long Tail Pro will be sold at a $20 discount until December 19th.  On December 19th, the price will jump from $77 to $97.

In addition, Spencer is offering a couple of valuable bonuses to anyone who purchases Long Tail Pro before December 19th.

Bonus 1: 2 Live Training Webinars!  These are going to be full of actionable details on finding keywords, ranking sites, and answering your questions.  If you are interested in the learning the latest information on ranking niche sites, these webinars are for you.

Bonus 2: Full Video Training Course – Niche Sites and More! I cannot emphasize enough what a huge deal this is!  I have NEVER offered a full video training course before…EVER!  I am going to take you through step by step: how to find a low competition keyword, how to properly analyze the competition, how to set up a site, how to produce the right content, how to optimize your site, and how to build links that work (right now).

I’ve been asked MANY times to offer a training course, and I’ve always said no.  But I’ve decided to share what’s working for me right now in regards to niche sites, blogging, and ranking for all kinds of keywords.”

If you haven’t tried Long Tail Pro yet, I’d recommend at least trying it for free right now, so that you can determine if it’s worth buying before December 19th (to get the $20 discount and bonuses).

If you have any questions about it, feel free to leave them in the comments…I’d be happy to answer them.

Interview with Spencer Haws (and A Free Copy of Long Tail Pro)

Today I’m excited to bring you an interview with Spencer Haws, someone who I’ve followed for a long time.

He’s an internet entrepreneur who quit his job early in 2011 and has amassed quite an impressive list of accomplishments: He has earned a six-figure income through his niche sites with Google AdSense, developed one of the top keyword research tools on the market today (Long Tail Pro), and has worked on a number of other projects that he documents on his blog, Niche Pursuits.

In this interview, I asked Spencer a wide array of questions that I thought people would be really interested to read about. Spoiler alert: At the end of the interview, I’ll explain how you can win a free copy of Long Tail Pro.

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