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Data Galore, Thousands of Publicly Available Datasets.

1 Jul

I can’t believe it’s been over a year, since I’ve updated this blog.  I’m actually shocked.  Time flies.  I’ve been busy with a number of ventures, many of which I plan to share on this site.

For those wondering (and I’ve received many emails asking), 300K Job Search In-a-Box is still working and being supported.

As my first post since 2011, I thought I’d share this: an absolutely excellent collection of Thousands of Public Data Sources.

As you may recall reading one of my earlier blog articles, using publicly available datasets is one of the easiest way to create a Value-Added Megasite: http://themanwhosoldtheweb.com/blog/2011/04/autoscaling-with-publicly-available-data/.

My venture into the world of MLM. Isagenix.

26 Nov

Okay, I haven’t tended to this blog in a while.  So, why not re-ignite things with a new live case study?

This will be a completely new venture for me.  I am going to give Multi-level Marketing (MLM) a  try.  This is my first time playing in the MLM space.  For those unfamiliar with the concept of MLM, give the wikipedia article a read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing.  Many large, successful companies use this business model — the best known examples include Avon and Tupperware.

The specific program I decided to join is called Isagenix.  Isagenix is an ecommerce site that sells health supplements.  Specifically, they sell health supplements promoting body cleansing, anti-aging, and weight loss.  Here is their official slogan: Isagenix: World Leader in Whole-Body Nutritional Cleansing, Cellular Replenishing & Youthful Aging.

So, why Isagenix?

There are 4 primary reasons why I decided to join Isagenix. […]

Niche Business Directory In-a-Box: Instructions

20 Sep

Here are the step by step instructions for setting up your Niche Business Directory In-a-Box site.  We’ll have your business directory up and running in no time! […]

What is freemium? And what is the strategy and psychology behind it?

8 Sep

I came across this great article on TechCrunch earlier this week on the freemium business model.  This article discusses the business model, psychology behind, and critical aspects you should consider when you determine your own product pricing strategy.

First, the basic question.  What is the term freemium mean?

As Wikipedia so articulately put it, freemium is a business model that works by offering a product or service free of charge, while charging a premium for advanced features, functionality, or related products and services.  Sounds familiar?  Yes, a ton of web services operate under this freemium model.

In fact, most software-as-a-service offerings offer 3 or more pricing options.  The introductory option is free, while the 2nd and 3rd ‘premium’ options are offered for a fee, because they include additional value-added features.  Or, the introductory option is free for a trial period, then the fee kicks in.  In fact, BacklinksGenie uses this freemium pricing strategy. […]

There’s still money to be made in niche business directories.

6 Sep

When I first launched this site, the only product I had was this ebook here: Pick Your Niche.  It’s about making autopilot money from niche business directories.

Some people were wondering if it was still possible to make money from niche business directories given the rise of Google Local listings.  I’ve always answered “yes.”

Just the other day, I was browsing BlackHatWorld and came across a number of new forum threads from people who reported making a lot of money from niche business directories.  Here, have a look:

I’ve also come across a number of recent offers on WarriorForum related to the topic of making money from niche business directories.

In short, I still strongly believe you can make a lot of money from niche business directories and there are tons of different ways and permutations of similar ways to achieve this goal.  Have a look at those 2 forum threads and be inspired!

dave

Pandalized!

5 Sep

Has your site lost considerable organic traffic after Google’s notorious series of Panda updates?  Well, you’re not the only one.  Check out this compilation of traffic statistics for big name sites that have been “pandalized.”

The list of big name sites include the likes of…

  • eZineArticles.com (stats shown in the image above)
  • HubPages.com
  • FindArticles.com
  • ArticlesBase.com
  • Mahalo.com
  • ShopWiki.com
  • AllBusiness.com
  • ChaCha.com
  • Answers.com
  • eHow.com

Notice anything interesting?  […]

You asked for it! We now have an Affiliate Program.

1 Sep

This has been in the works for a while. Finally, we launched our long-awaited Affiliate Program.

Sign up is open (for now). Just go here:

http://themanwhosoldtheweb.com/affiliates.php

As an affiliate, you can share in our growing success. We have 2 product offerings, both which have been doing well. The 300K Page Job Search In-a-Box, in particular, has been doing great!

Over the month of September and beyond, we do have a number of other offerings that are coming out. These include scripts, turnkey solutions, and guides. As an affiliate, you can capitalize on all of our current and future products.

Hope to have you in our program!

dave

Here’s a great data source for food and nutrition facts.

24 Aug

I stumbled across this earlier this food nutrient data set earlier this week: http://ashleyw.co.uk/project/food-nutrient-database.  What the author, Ashley, did was take food nutrient data from the US Department of Agriculture and make some sense of it.

It’s available as a free download on his site.  The data set comes as a single JSON file, so may be a bit hard to parse.

In this data set, there are…

  • 6,636 unique foods
  • 375,176 nutrient figures
  • 94 unique nutrients across all foods

What you can do with this data is create a food nutrients site of 6-7 thousand pages (easily).  It would act as a great, value-added companion to a health site (e.g. food blog, fitness blog, recipes site).  […]

What is Google Panda?

7 Aug

Last week, I listened to a very interesting and educational webinar about Google Panda.  It was hosted by Guerilla of DripFeedBlasts.

Anyway, for those who want to learn more about the ambiguous topic of Google Panda and its impact on SEO, I highly recommend you check out this video.  Enjoy.

dave

Here’s a live case study with some eye candy. Case of the supermodels.

4 Aug

About a week ago, I stumbled across what may very well be the holy grail of search keywords.  These are keywords that, according to Google AdWords Keyword Tool, have the lowest possible competition (i.e. competition score of 0) and receive tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of local monthly searches.

I am referring to this as the holy grail, because we’re not  talking about a small handful of search keywords.  I’m not talking 5, nor 10, nor even 50 search terms.  I’m referring to hundreds upon hundreds of these keywords that you can dig up in the matter of 30 minutes.

Now, don’t worry.  This is not an eBook sales page and I’m not selling you anything.  You won’t need to spend $17 to discover what this big “secret” is all about.

So what is this holy grail? […]

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