Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am proud to announce an on-line training for men's image. The trainer is a woman, Julia Bakhtina, and she knows what she is talking about.
However, it will be in Russian, not in English.
Имидж-тренинг для мужчин. Подробности здесь

Saturday, April 19, 2008


In this video I am talking about promoting a blog/site.
The main point: I receive the traffic on my blog mostly by social media. 72% of visits to my blog come from Referring Sites, and only 18% come from search engines.
So, if you are not going on social media, you are not known. If you are not known, you are out.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Today I am checking one more instrument for linkbaiting a blog on social media. It is Yahoo! Answers. Do you know how it works? People ask questions, and anybody may answer. Once upon a time there was a similar service at Google.
Now what exactly can you do with it? Two things:
1. You read the questions and see the themes being popular.
2. You can submit your answer on the selected theme. Make a link to your site/blog inside your answer. Sure, you don't spam. Instead, your answer should be substantial to the question.
This is an example how I do it. And this is one example more.

So, try this linkbaiting / social media marketing technique. If you have positive results, let me know and get a FREE bonus. You can post in the comments and/or privately to me (at the right side of the screen).

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I am pondering promoting my readers on Twitter. It is one of the new social networks. You may call it a viral / social media marketing tool.
Now I have read an article of Jennifer Laycock 'Five Reasons Twitter is an Essential Social Media Tool'. A few of her points I like especially:

Twitter is sort of like a giant dinner party. There are tons of conversations going on and you can easily join one, or you can start a new one. If you start a new one, others can easily join in. You can even carry on multiple conversations at once. It's total conversational freedom.

It's a no-brainer (= simple or easy to understand) that you can send out a tweet with a link to your latest blog post (= actually, Jennifer is talking about linkbaiting).

OK, I have joined Twitter just now. My Twitter name is jacobskir.
Now what do I wish to do?
I would like to make a one time free promotion action on Twitter. My readers can address me by one of the two ways:
1. There is a 'Your Feedback' form on this blog at the right side of the screen.
2. My name on Twitter is jacobskir.

I will see the site/blog suggested and promote it by building a link to it (if it is worth promoting at all).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I have read a useful article of Dinesh B. It is about good link building. The main point: stop focusing on 'little weight' links. Instead, start focusing on links that matter a lot.
Which links do matter a lot? Links from an Authority Website. Especially from the same niche. Why the same niche is so good? Because it means the linking site has content that is relevant to your website.
Needless to say that the issue of good link building is relevant to the issue of social media marketing and/or viral marketing.
OK, now I wish to implement this in practice. The readers of my blog can get from me a one-time service: free linking from Authority Websites. I would take care of writing a post to an Authority Site. Inside my post I would bury a link/anchor to the readers site. Which one Authority Site do I mean? It depends on the Readers site and should be discussed specifically case by case.

Contact me on this issue. Do you see the 'Your Feedback' in the right side of the screen? Go there, click and send a mail to me.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


As you know, the promotion today means social media marketing. If you are not present at a social network, you are 'out'. Nobody knows you.
This is the trend.
But if anybody submits a post to promote your site/blog, then you are on the right side. So you just need somebody go and tell at a social network: 'I know this guy, I know his site, it is so great/interesting/important!'.
It is that simple.
Now I announce: these days I am taking a FREE promotional action for my readers. I will just go to social networks and submit one promotion post for the sake of your site/blog. It might be a comment on a forum you wish. It might be digg etc. The particular points might be discussed in a private mail.
Important: I am talking about not just link to your site, but about much more: a short promotional post linking to your site. To make it, I will take the following actions:
1. Read your site: what is it about?
2. Find an APPROPRIATE social network for your site (or if you have some specific consideration, tell me).
3. Go to this social network, login with my name, write a short post about your site and submit it.
All you need is to contact me on this issue. Do you see the 'Your Feedback' in the right side of the screen? Go there, click and send a mail to me about your site/blog.