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Internet Marketing Success - Traffic is King!

Nothing Is More Important To Your Success Than Traffic

About a week ago I asked long time student Romy Banciu to share his thoughts on success in internet marketing, Romy agreed and day’s later sent me the following guest blog post. Achieving success online is actually fairly easy, if your able to focus, prioritize and duplicate proven and effective formula’s.

Really, internet marketing is not hard at all.

What is hard for so many that struggle with trying to achieve success is those points I mentioned above, prioritizing efforts, focusing on one singular method or tactic and following through and producing tangible results and the very best way to do this is again very easy.

Find someone who has the success you want and copy them and duplicate their success.

Over the past ten years I have copied success time and time again and in return I have been rewarded and you too can copy / duplicate the success your after.

Romy did, now it’s your turn.

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Here is Romy with his success guest blog post.

This is Romy Banciu from eMarketingBrainiac.com

I was both honored and excited to see Brian’s request to write a guest blog post for him. This was my chance to share a bit about myself and my success with his coaching courses, so I was more than happy to do it.

I have been trying to make money on the internet since the start of 2009 when I tried all sorts of courses and business models only to fail over and over again. I made a few bucks here and there, but overall I lost much more money than I made.

My life changed in September 2009 when I attended a webinar where the guest speaker was a guy named Brian G. Johnson. I listened to how he talked about Halloween and he earned $23,000 from a few websites and I knew right there and then that I found what I was looking for.

I immediately bought Commission Ritual and started to put into practice Brian’s methods. That Christmas I made $530 (in December 2009) in Amazon commissions from 3 websites I made using Commission Ritual methods. That was the turning point for me and I knew that Brian is the guy I need to follow and stay close to.

Fast forward to 2011, Brian came out with his 300IM coaching program and I said to myself I cannot miss this one. I bought it right away and I set a goal for myself: Put aside everything I was working on and just focus on this new coaching course. No distractions, nothing. And most importantly, do everything Brian says and nothing else.

The course taught us how to build bigger sites that ultimately would become authority sites. I practically did a case study because I wanted to see exactly what kind of results I could get if I just followed Brian’s advice and the steps he laid out for me.

So I began building my first big site, which eventually would become an authority site. I never built such a site before, all my sites have only 4 – 5 pages, so you can imagine the huge difference between those sites and the 300IM site who currently has 300 posts.

Brian talked about the importance of choosing an evergreen niche, one that has enough traffic throughout the entire year and a lot of commercial intent. This means one thing: pick a niche in which people spend a lot of money and will continue to spend lots of money for years to come.

So I spent some time thinking of a good niche to attack.

I was thinking about picking a niche that had a starving crowd, a niche where people are desperate enough to solve a problem or achieve something a niche where people are willing to pull out their credit cards in order to get rid of a problem or obtain something they desperately want.

So I was thinking of niches like “get ex back”, “save marriage”, “get rid of acne”, “get rid of yeast infection” and so on. The thing that made me decide on one particular niche was a site of mine which was ranking very well in spite of having only one page of content and no backlinks. The site was about “how to get rid of blackheads” and I thought: if this little site ranks so well, then an authority site would have no problem ranking for much competitive keywords.

That’s why I chose the “acne” niche.

Next step was choosing a domain name. Not an easy task, let me tell you that. It is not so easy to find a domain name that is catchy, has some keywords in it, has some authority sound to it and the has the .com available as well.

I finally got one that I was proud of – ClearSkinHQ.com – and it was time to purchase it. And I think this little step had some effect on the success that my site has at the moment. Brian talked about purchasing your domain for more than one year, this way Google sees that you mean business and are not so likely to disappear too soon.

So I bought the domain for 5 years. I spent $40 at that time (DomainCheapsters.com gave me a discount as well), but it was well worth it. Now it was time to build the site and start posting content to it. While everyone was excited and eager to start posting content, I was preparing myself for what was waiting for me in the upcoming month.

The only thing I was sure of was this: I need to discipline myself and focus on writing at least 5 posts each day. That was my goal. The technique for writing content was the one Brian taught us inside 300IM course, where we would leverage youtube videos.

The writing part went pretty easy, I was able to write a 200 – 300 words article in 10 – 15 minutes and usually it took me around 2 hours to write 7 – 10 posts. And yes, English is my second language.
I was getting pretty good at writing the articles. I was just following what Brian told us:

  • Listen to the video and take notes.
  • Then, based on those notes, write a 200 – 300 articles using your own words.

That’s what I was doing and I was cranking out up to 10 articles a day. I have to give some credit to Darren for this. If it wasn’t for him and the little competition between us, I wouldn’t have written so many posts (200 in one month). Me and Darren are now great friends and business partners.

A key aspect about these articles: I was writing with only one thing in my mind: the visitor. I was trying my best to write for my visitors and not for search engines or anything else. I was trying to create the best quality articles I could. And I think I managed to do a pretty good job.

Then I had to publish all those posts to my site. And I think this was another key aspect of my success. When I was posting the articles on my site I was doing two important things:

  • I used the Google keyword tool to find relevant keywords that I can include in my Title tag and Description tag.
  • Within each post I linked back to my home page, an inner page or a category page. I also had one or two outbound links to relevant sites.

This helped me a lot because I was soon starting to see some traffic coming in from some long tail keywords. And the landing pages were these articles for which I spent a few extra minutes finding good keywords to target using the Google KWD Tool and also linking to other inner pages on my site.

The traffic wasn’t mind blowing, around 10 – 15 visitors a day. But at least I was getting visitors, which was the reason I turned my attention to other aspect of my site, the design.
I created a header for my site, I chose the color scheme carefully so it would fit well with my niche and I took care of every little detail.

I think I spent one day to make my site look the way it does today. But I knew this was an important step, because if you want your visitors to stick around on your site, you have to make it look professional.

Next module in Brian’s course was all about building backlinks. This is where I followed only the methods he outlined and nothing else.

For my Backlinking Campaign:

  • I created 2 satellite sites using blogger and weebly, where I posted over 20 articles on each one.

I was also doing the “News Trackback method”. Soon the magic has started to happen. People started to link back to me naturally. My site was starting to have more and more page one rankings for a lot of long tail keywords. And then the magic day arrived.

A few days after I got one blogroll link from one of the sites I was leaving comments on, my traffic went from 30 visitors a day to 200 visitors a day. And it kept on going up from then on.
At the time of writing this post, my traffic looks something like this. You can see that it has increased each month, and it is still increasing.

 

Romy was and is a great student, he focused, prioritized, took action and got amazing results. Sure, he spent a fair amount of time working my program, however it certainly was not hard, surely no harder than failing out of one project to the next.

I hope your able to understand the importance of following through and sticking to your goals, before I let you go, I wanted to share a video that I posted prior to swearing my @ss off … er … speaking at the practical profit event in Las Vegas in the summer of 2011.

This video captures this blog post very well.

Please share your thoughts and comment below!

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Brian G. Johnson

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10 Comments

  • MarioSotoJr

    Reply Reply February 29, 2012

    Romy’s site is impressive indeed I love the action he took and the laser focus he had for acne site. 

  • DavidAC

    Reply Reply February 29, 2012

    Congratulations on the guest post Romy, and for the great looking site. I really enjoyed the tips and ideas that you shared with us!

  • Darren J Miller

    Reply Reply February 29, 2012

    Romy you are achieved great success, as someone told me you have completed your Mario Brothers game level 3.  Congrats mates, you deserve it.

  • rbemiller

    Reply Reply March 2, 2012

    Great post Brian.  Thanks to Romy for this inspiring account of his success.  What is the “news trackback method”?  Never heard of it.

  • HardToBeet

    Reply Reply March 2, 2012

    It’s amazing what can be achieved with a plan of attack and some ‘elbow grease’.
     
    Great stuff, Romy and Brian!
     
    Alan

  • darkblue09

    Reply Reply March 3, 2012

    Thank you all. I have to admit it was a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun.
     
    And boy, I would love to come to the Practical profits summit this summer. I always said this is THE year when this happens. Hopefully it will happen, and I will be there. 
     
    Romy

  • RobertHowe

    Reply Reply March 6, 2012

    Good Stuff Romy,
    I’ve copied several snippets of your post and added them to my “Motivation Document” I keep on my desktop.  I like the method and I will be thinking of this post as I start building my next “Authority” site.

  • NickJohnson

    Reply Reply March 6, 2012

    Johnson’s Law of Reward –  Success always follows focused effort – if you don’t believe me check the dictionary.
    This was one thing I learned a long time ago from one of the greatest sales trainers in the business – Tommy Hopkins. ( About 1982, yup I’m an old fart….)
     
    Romy just  proved that what is valid in the past is valid now.  What I found particularly interesting is his success was a variation of article marketing something that is meant to be dead…..
     
    tank Johnson

  • grapeape

    Reply Reply May 7, 2012

    Romy, what an inspiration. 
    I know where i got off track,  i was trying to create too many sites at one time.  one started to rank and i neglected teh others.  i spread myself way too thin.  i still have several sites the probabaly only have 1 page.  what a waste of time.
    i now have started an authority site.  and right now its been my only focus.  it has to be that way, atleast for me.

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