Archives: Marketing

How You Can Create Content That Generates 40,000 Targeted Visitors

120 commentsApril 2, 2014

A few weeks ago I bookmarked the article 21 things related to SEO and was blown away by how much I learned. So I tracked down “Backlinko” as he’s known online, aka Brian Dean, and read almost all of his amazing content. His stuff was pure gold so I traded him 50 bratwursts and some beers (he lives in Berlin) for him to share this post.

Buckle up. You’re in for a ride.

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I think you’ll agree with me when I [...]


How We Grew OkDork 200% with These Exact SEO Tips

25 commentsMarch 26, 2014

When I was director of marketing at Mint.com one of the largest ways we grew to millions of users was via Google. Specifically via people searching for relevant terms and clicking through to our site. Over the years SEO (search engine optimization), or the art of getting higher results on Google, has changed significantly.

A few months ago I met David, (who is an Okdorkian) who said he can help me get more organic traffic. He did and now he’s here [...]


How to Write a Convincing Craigslist Ad (or You get out what you put in)

8 commentsMarch 17, 2014

How was your weekend?

Before I tell you a bit about mine and my semi-viral Craiglist ad, I want to let you know that TODAY I am doing a live AMA from 11:30am EST to 1pm EST at inbound.org. If you’ve ever wanted to ask me a marketing question (or my favorite kind of taco?) head over and ask away.

Now about the weekend…

My brother asked me to help sell his wife’s car on Saturday, so I did this…

I wrote a Craiglist [...]


How to get your first 100 email subscribers

127 commentsMarch 11, 2014

You ever have one of those friends or acquaintances who you just know will succeed? I’m sure you do. Bryan Harris is one of those people for me. This guy does not stop. He was an early member of Monthly1k and has gone on to be a complete beast creating content, successfully growing his business, and really making a name for himself.

I even asked him if he see’s his wife very much cause he always seems to be working and [...]


How to spend your first $100 in Facebook Ads

49 commentsMarch 4, 2014

The whole Facebook ads world can be very confusing.

Target this interest, don’t do this hack, make sure to exclude certain people.

Good lord, where to even begin.

Over the past two years, I’ve spent over $2,000,000 buying Facebook ads (see below) and when I worked there I helped build their ad system.

Needless to say I have some experience and can share exactly how to do profitable ad spending on Facebook.

There are many advanced things that you can read about but I’m going [...]


The Formula for Creating a 1,000,000 Download Podcast

41 commentsFebruary 26, 2014

Howdy everyone. A few months ago, my friend Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income interviewed me for his podcast. Little did I know that podcasts are a channel with significantly less competition than blogs and a fervent subscriber base that is LARGE in masses.

Think about it… Most blog posts you skim while having 30 tabs open or find intentionally via a Google search. And Youtube videos are based on when you want a solution to a problem but with [...]