How To Drive 271 Visitors To Your Site Using A Little-Known Social Media Loophole

Alright so this week I wanted to share the results of a social media experiment I conducted in a non-IM (and very technical) niche.

Inside this case-study I reveal how I have used one of my preferred traffic sources, LinkedIn to bring 271 extremely targeted visitors to a website.

The great thing about this technique is that even when it fails, it will bring you a couple hundreds visits. And when it works I have seen as much as 2000 visitors in a single day.

Now if you are selling a product or service and you convert just 1% of these visitors, this strategy might be worth your time.

Watch the video above for the full story,

To your social media success,

P.S. I also conducted an interesting experiment with Pinterest, but the results are not satisfactory enough to share them here today. I will send you the results over next Saturday, as I find that Pinterest has a lot of potential, if used right of course.

P.P.S. If you are wondering how to post to 50 groups at the same time on Linked In please watch this quick video walkthrough.

How To Revolutionize Your Desktop To Get Things Done

Today I wanted to share some of the productivity techniques I have used to quadruple my productivity over the past couple of months.

In fact to me the biggest roadblock to getting things done and reaching your goals is a poor organisation and goal setting process.

In this post I am going to share with you my best tools to increase productivity.

Watch the video above for the full story.

I have included all the tools I mentioned inside the video below.

Finally please let me know in the comments which tools and techniques you use to boost your own productivity.

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How to create a Google Chrome application shortcut

GoalScape

Teuxdeux

FocusBooster

More about the Pomodoro Productivity Technique

YzDock (Mac-like Sidebar Dock)

My desktop background (PNG and PSD)

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Create Awesome Call-To-Action Buttons For Free

Call-To-Action buttons can arguably make or break one’s online business.

After all our objective often relies on getting visitors to perform a specific action or reach a specific page. And how do we get them there? Thanks to call-to-actions (CTA) buttons or hyperlinks.

I am always adding CTA buttons to my own site but I needed a simple way to customize them to fit any purpose.

So yesterday I fired away my old copy of Flash and created this Call-To-Action button generator for my own use, then I thought that I might as well share it with you.

Click on the graphic below to access the CTA Button Creator online tool (make sure to bookmark it for future use):

And watch the video walkthrough below (or here) if you are not sure how to use it:

Any questions or suggestions feel to let me know in the comments,
Bertrand.

Important Facebook Update [Watch This]

Facebook Timelines are rolling across all fanpages on March 31st, so we have about 20 days left to get used to it or get left behind.

In this light I have created this little walkthrough video above which might save you some time. I found the new interface very confusing and it took me a good hour just to get used to it. I wanted to save you the hassle of getting accustomed to Facebook somewhat clunky interface.

Watch the video above for all the details,

Best,

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Click here to download your Facebook Timeline Graphics (14 files)

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Update: Following Antonio’s feedback below I had a closer look at the Facebook cover TOS which you can find here.

In short your cover photo cannot include:

A. Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”.
B. Contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section.
C. References to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features.
D. Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”.

Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties’ intellectual property. (Source)

How To Rank On Page #1 Of Google In 6 Minutes (Really!)

Who said you had to work hard to get page #1 rankings?

Last friday I again replicated one my favourite technique which consists of grabbing page 1 rankings with the least effort possible.

After 6 minutes I reached the number 3 spot on page one, and 24 hours later I was sitting comfortably at #1 with a video that I recorded in 6 minutes.

Today I want to show you how you can achieve the same kind of results for yourself.

Watch the video now for the full story,

Best,

Edit: time in the video shows 31 min ranking, mea culpa. Wrong screenshot, but u get the idea..

How To Dominate Google With Reviews In 2 Easy Steps

Over the past year, microdata have become increasingly important on Google. In fact it just seems that website owners who are actively using microdata have an unfair advantage on the SERPs.

Let me take a simple real life example. A few days ago I was looking up reviews for a product and I got these results on Google.

In the old days I would probably have gone straight for the first post. But what happened instead? I went all the way to the bottom and the guy with the review stars showing up got my click.

This brought me to this reflection: even though you may not be #1 on the SERPS by adding a rating system you may be able to snatch some visitors from the top ranking websites.

Combine this with adding your pic on Google and you will definitely stand out from the crowd.

This technique is particularly suited for Amazon sites and any type of affiliate marketing websites.

Make sure to watch the video above for the step-by-step.

Very cool stuff,

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WP Customer Review

Google Rich Snippet Testing Tool

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How To Spy On Your Unsuspecting Competition

Alright so this is a follow up to my last post which was entitled “The Death of Keyword Research”.

If you missed it I was basically saying that since you got such hard working competition, what’s the point of doing keyword research at all?

Just STEAL your competition keywords and niches!

But it goes much further than that. Today I want to introduce you to 3 awesome techniques which will allow you to discover new niches and new worlds beyond any WSOs that might come out. You can learn a lot more by actually looking at what people are actually doing rather than studying what they are writing about.

Without further ado, here is the promised video. Click on the play button to watch it now.

Best,

The Death of Keyword Research

Alright so today I wanted to spill the beans on some deadly ninja assassin technique I have been silently working on for the past 12 weeks.

I call this ‘The Death of Keyword Research”… why is that? Because once you master all the techniques I will show you this week, you won’t have to do any keyword resarch yourself… It’s much more fun when you let other people do it for you!

But actually I want to do something special this week.. I want to give you the chance to win a free copy of my upcoming WSO. To do so here is your challenge:

1. Go to Google and locate one of your niche competitors

2. Find 10 of his other websites

3. Leave a comment with your results below or email them to me at bertrand (at) bertranddo dot com.

You won’t believe what kind of crazy niches you can find using this strategy.

Now let me introduce you to the topic of professional spying, watch the video below now:

How To Get Your Face On Google (For Free)

OK so as you might have noticed since the introduction of Google+ the SERPS are getting kind of social, with faces popping up here and there.

Now for a while I thought this Google Serps image trick might be reserved for some ‘elite’ kind of marketers, not for the mere mortals like us..

That’s until I saw some random people getting their pics in search. So I started investigating.

For instance if you search for “SEO review” this is what you will get:

But first… Why would you want to have your pic up in the SERPS besides for satisfying your own cyber-vanity?

1. Greater click-throughs
The power of images over text needn’t be demonstrated again. I am currently running tons of ads on Facebook and PlentyOfFish, and I can assure you that one image tweak can easily triple your click-through and conversions. So if Google allows to get your image in the SERPS, go get it (and feel free to test different images!).

2. Increased branding and following
Having a pic of you on Google can help you brand yourself as some kind of expert. You might even get people clicking on your name and checking out your Google+ profile. I have found that since I got my pic on Google I actually got more followers on my (rather inactive) Google+ profile.

So how do you do you get your face on Google?

Actually the process is incredibly simple. Here is a step-by-step.

1. Go to http://www.google.com/webmasters/profilebutton/ and input your Google + URL in the first box.
Choose the small button size and copy the output code (in the big box).

2. Go to your website and paste the code you got from step 2 in your html, before the </head> closing tag:

3. Go to Google Plus, click on your pic to jump to your profile and then click on “Edit your profile” (big blue button in the top right hand corner). Now click on ‘Contributors to’ and add your website here.

That’s it! Now go to this test tool (optional) and enter your website URL to make sure your image will be displayed properly.

Wrapping up

It took exactly 4 days for my pic to appear on Google SERPS on my test site, and since it’s gotten there I have experienced a net increase in visitors.

I haven’t done any other simultaneous promotion so I attribute this solely to my author pic showing in the SERPS.

I definitely recommend you take 5 mintues of your time today to follow the 3 easy steps above and get your pic on the SERPS. Please also note that you can appear as an author to as many sites as you want.

As a final note I just wanted to point that using this technique is not going to help your online privacy, so if you are a notorious member of Anonymous or your name is on the FEMA list then you might want to skip this one…

Let me know in the comments below if you need any further help implementing this technique,

Best,

3/3/2012 Update: Someone asked about it and yea it’s possible to change your profile image. It will be instantly reflected on the SERPS (tried and tested)!

Free Gift: Here’s A Killer Headline (+ 3 Free Copywriting tips)!

Alright so these past few weeks I have started getting serious about this copywriting business and read all the classics from John Carlton and co (more about this in the video below).

One of the reasons why I decided to study copywriting was because I have been losing tons of money on Facebook and POF ads due to my poor understanding of human psychology, and with my business partner we had to do something about it!

(I am happy to report that we have found our first profitable campaign on POF, and that feels great!)

So in order to help you get closer to your goal, which must be freedom, spending quality time with the ones you love and generally enjoying this life thanks to the wonders of internet marketing I have created this little tutorial here that shows you how to use my killer gift and where you can find some copywriting inspiration.

At the end of the video I also reveal a very cool tool, it’ s actually my ‘secret weapon’ when it comes to writing headlines.

Click the “play” button below to watch the video now.

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Your killer headline (PNG)

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