Threadless Thursday. What’s up Blog?

by Alex on August 13, 2010

threadless thursday - the niche site marketing blog

Welcome to the second instalment of Threadless Thursday, and the second time it has been posted on a Friday. Perhaps I should have called it ‘Frazzled Friday’ because it certainly feels that way by the time the end of the week rolls in. So what has the Keyword Research Blogger been up to this last week and what is he planning on doing? (Apart from addressing himself in the third person of course)

I finally installed Keyword Luv! Can’t believe it took the keyword research blog this long to add it but there you go… all sorted now. This blog is now a do follow blog running both comment Luv AND Keyword Luv meaning there is now officially no reason to leave without commenting :)

Update to List Joe (email marketing service) mail out from ebook launch

list joe is pointless blog activityRemember I talked about ListJoe, the service that allowed you to send out emails to 1000’s of other marketers, well – it was the biggest waste of time ever. 4000 emails sent out, 2 people signed up to my list. Time spent clicking to get points in the first place: oh, about an hour. Moral of the story: DON’T BOTHER. Yeah you could have told me that before, and I would have concurred, but now we know for sure at least.

Ranking for a new primary keyword

how to rank for keywordsI decided that since I am quite entrenched on the first page of Google for the keyphrase ‘Keyword Research Blog’ that I would also make a conscious effort to rank for ‘niche site marketing’ since that is the other side to this blog’s niche, but when I checked the results I am already ranked 5th out of 8million competing pages, so obviously I did something right throughout the process of ranking for ‘keyword research blog’. Just goes to show the power of blog commenting, because that is the only action I have personally taken to make sure there were consistent backlinks optimized for ‘niche site marketing’. I have done no other link building exercises, at least not for this blog. (which reminds me, I really should!)

Involved in the 100 comments challenge100commentschallenge

There is this new challenge that is being promoted within the blogosphere to see if you can generate 100 comments, and I think this is a fantastic idea from Steve King and Jacinta Dean. I actually heard about it through Barry Wells, and he is so actively participating that I say he is your go to guy for any questions or enquiries.(image on right links you to his page)  Oh btw, I checked and the 100 comments have to be actual comments, not replies, trackbacks, tweets, pings, nor  a partridge in a pear tree. Just 100 different people leaving a comment! I better write a bloody good post I think.

I now teach the Tech n’ Share the love too

Ok that was my lame attempt to get TechnShare into the title because Devesh my young Indian blogging friend has been killing it over at the TNS Blog, building his own community and generating traffic that makes his blog look like it was the female restroom at a Justin Bieber concert (not that I would ever  go into the ladies toilet…or a Justin Bieber concert for that matter!). Lucky for me though Dev likes my style and has asked me to come and join the team of writers he is creating over there. Guest blogging is a fantastic way to generate traffic and so it’s with great pleasure that I take on the role and let Dev go to all the efforts of getting my traffic for me from now on. :)

Check out my guest post links on the left hand sidebar and be sure to check out TechnShare every Wednesday for my latest post.

To infinity and beyond

blogging to infinity and beyondI have not had a chance to do much blog hopping this week, in fact I have not had much chance to do ANYTHING this week, so there will not be any link love coming today , in fact there is going to be some slowing down occurring here at the Keyword Research and Niche Site Marketing blog because I have big plans and things are really starting to move forward in leaps and bounds!

As you know I make my income online through niche site marketing (ummm really Alex) and lately I have seen my income take a dive as I have been concentrating all my efforts on blogging, building my brand, and writing my ebook. The irony of this is that if I keep focusing on building my brand, it will be built on nothing but the crumbling remains of what was once a profitable niche marketing system, so with this in mind – it’s time I refocused my energy on where it really counts – the business. There is an entire post within this ‘lesson’ that I am constantly learning, because finding the balance between the money making side of things and the ‘creating longevity’ side of things is really really important, and even harder to get right. Needless to say, it’s time I focused back to what is important now, and that just happens to be making money.

Backlinking baby, yeah!

Austin powers loves backlinks babyMy latest post over at TechnShare, titled The Bloggers guide to Social Bookmarking is just the start of what will be a series of posts uncovering the ins and outs of backlinks, how to build them, where to build them, and of course how the keyword research (AND niche site marketing) blogger can help. Oh, and I just discovered the COOLEST tool to help you with your social bookmarking. Let me play with it to make sure I don’t break it, then, if you’re on my list I’ll let you in on it too. (I’ve found some pretty cool resources lately, if I don’t say so myself :) )

I have also been dabbling in some web 2.0 properties to build backlinks, making some progress with forum marketing to build even more backlinks, and of course the article marketing. My niche sites are starting to generate consistent cash flow again and I have set myself the challenge of building and monetizing another 10 by the end of next month, so it’s game time!

You will still see me posting weekly here, even it if is just a progress report or something cool I found on the interglobalmegahyperweb, and I will still be posting regularly at TechnShare on Wednesday  and theInfoPreneur on Sundays. In fact, now that it’s all written down like that, saying that I am slowing my blogging down is really an indictment of how much I was actually doing before!

Stay tuned, things are just starting to heat up around here!


LaTonay @ Internet Marketing for Small Businesses August 14, 2010 at 12:46 AM

Morning Alex,

What are the web addresses of your niche sites? I’d like to take a look at them.

God speed,


Alex August 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM

I’ll send you a private email LaTonya, don;t want to give too much away publicly

Dev - August 14, 2010 at 2:31 AM

Hey Alex,

Great post as always. Glad to see you in involved 100 blog comments challenge.
I’m also in that challenge and it is just awesome.

And Congrats on getting ranked for great keywords. I think it shows the real power of doing blog commenting effectively.


Alex August 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Thanks Dev!
If you had a dollar for every time you say awesome…. actually, the rate at which you are going, soon you will!

Awesome (you owe me $! now :) )

Moon Hussain August 14, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Yep Alex, if you’re ranking for those terms so well, congrats! Lookin’ forward to your work on Tech n Share. I enjoy Dev’s site as well.

Alex August 14, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Hey Moon, thanks for your comments Girl, yeah Dev is doing some awesome work over there

Laura@Bank Rates August 14, 2010 at 3:51 AM

Sounds like a pretty busy schedule you’ve got going on there. I’ll be sure to check out those posts at Technshare.

Alex August 14, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Hey Laura.

Thanks for yuour support, hope you enjoy the technshare posts ( they have all been pretty damn good if I dont say so myself) :)

Joshua Noerr August 14, 2010 at 7:03 AM

Alex, looking really great my friend. I guess I need to sit down and do the comment luv thing this weekend as well.

Congrats on the success with the keyword. You should have no problemo ranking for the other.

And I will definately help you out with the 100 comment challenge. Good stuff as always, cheers!

Alex August 14, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Hey Joshua!
Awesome of you to pop over and give your feedback man. … and to think you don’t have comment Luv yet?!? :)
what are you still doing here?!

Thanks for stopping by man, have a great day

Steve@Steve Scott Site August 14, 2010 at 7:42 AM

Another great post. Thanks for the info on “List Joe” . Often a comment of “This product sucks” is much more powerful than the casual, ” this product will deliver your baby and make you two million dollars at the same time; all while doing your dishes” that you often get.



Alex August 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Hey Steve!
Thanks for the feedback man, it’s always good to read mate. Hahah, your comment is right on with what you normally here, regardless of how bad it may happen to be.
But yeah List Joe, and all those services are a waste of time – MASSIVELY

Knut August 15, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Hi Alex.

Thanks a lot for the advice on List Joe.
Congratulations with the keywords, you sure have done a great job.
I also want to support you with my comment here for the comment challenge.

Thanks a lot for a great blog.


Alex August 16, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Hey Knut, love the name by the way :)
Yea stay clear of list joe man!! RUN A…WAY :)

Glad you are in the challenge, and thanks for coming over to say hi, will pop over to continue the conversation shortly

Sam Schuurman August 16, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Hi Alex

Firstly, I just wanted to say that I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last stopped by. No real excuse, just busy and I was away on leave for a while. But I still should have stopped by long before now to say hello – just bad manners – sorry.

I have to say ever since you’ve become more focussed on your niche “Keywords” – much of your content doesn’t resonate with me. It’s not that you’re writing isn’t fantastic, it’s just that I’m not a keyword lover. However, I love the Threadless Thursday/ Frazzeled Friday idea. I think what you’ve done here by sharing snippets of news and products you’ve tried is amazing. I know I’ll be back next Thursday/Friday.

Hope all is well with you (which it sounds like it is) – we need to catch up.

Alex August 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Hey Sam,

WIll give you a call later today mate, definitely need to catch up soon.
In regards to the content – I think you will like where this is heading because soon it will all be niche site creation based content, marketing , backlinks the works!

Bring it on!

Matthew Needham August 17, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Thanks for the great tips. I’ve learnt to subtitle my own Wednesday Wisdom theme now too!

I really like the style of this chatty post, it’s really good whatever day of the week it is.

Thanks for the reminder about the 100 comment challenge I looked at this, then forgot to do anything about it and then lost the link….

Alex August 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Hey Mate!

I decided to subtitle then to help with keyword optimisation and also to define which was which, but smart you for picking up on the tip out of that :)
also, you cracked me up (that’s made me laugh in case it’s an Aussie expression) with your last comment, it’s something I ALWAYS do—with everything online LOL!

Thanks for stopping by man

Tej Kohli August 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Threadless Thursday is a good post , I am In believe that your writing style seems very different from other blogger even me . You make all the post on realisatic matter , I appreciate your work .

Keep It You
Looking for your next post
Tej Kohli

Tia August 22, 2010 at 3:27 AM

Hi Alex,

Should have found your blog sooner. Glad I finally did, though. This is my first stop here. Like you, I’m involved in niche site marketing and keyword ranking – sometimes just for the fun of it! lol But my day job has me developing websites which I am dying down, to focus on my online marketing and social media consultancy.

I think I will be back here quite often. Congrats on ranking for keyword research blog. And for your successful blog. Glad we connected at TechnShare.


Alex August 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Thanks Tia, the feeling is indeed mutual :)
You are lucky that your offline job is kind of inline with your online one – surely helps.
Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback and for stopping by Tia. I look forward to chatting further.

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