One Week Marketing 2012 could be the savior of the Internet Marketer. Big claims there but let’s look at the facts.
1 – Google has killed Affiliate Marketing
By affiliate marketing I mean building websites to promote products that we marketers receive a commission for selling. It was all very good a year and beyond ago, but with the famous Panda, Penquin and EMD updates hitting the scene all SEO and marketing techniques have changed. Google HATES affiliates, even though they are the biggest affiliate of them all!
2 – Backlinking is a Risky Business
Yup! Backlinking can sink your boat if not done organically and carefully. Gone are the days when using BMR to blasts a few links to your site, they’ve bitten the dust. Google de-indexed them a while ago. Backlinks bought off Fiverr are dangerous, they can hurt your site more than you can! Buying ‘good’ links can prove expensive and are not guaranteed.
3 – Blog posts and Forum posts
Nope! Using your link in these forms of marketing can soon have your site kicked out of Google, especially if your using a bot to do the dirty work for you. Even manually finding a relevant blog or forum and then posting a comment with your link will usually get you thrown off quicker than stink on a monkey.
4 – Exact Match Domains
Bitten the dust I’m afraid! There was a time when having an EMD was paramount to your business. Not anymore. Say you have a business where you build Oak Bird Tables (now there’s a micro-niche if ever I saw one!) and you want to sell them online. You would like a website called oakbirdtables.com wouldn’t you? Since the Google EMD update you are likely to be thrown to the back of the queue within minutes of the update, no matter if you’ve been number one for 15 years, Google will punish you for being so sneaky and trying to ‘fool’ the Serps. They now want ‘brand‘ names, so you would probably have to call your bird table website something like wytzxeiubn.com and try to market it that way…FAT CHANCE!