Niche Site Duel 2.0 Mastermind Submission

SPIOK FOLKS!  I submitted my “application,” so to speak, for the Niche Site Duel 2.0 Mastermind Learning Group.  Jessica has talked about it before, but the NSD2.0 is a niche site SEO contest that Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income is putting on starting now-ish that I have entered and am really excited about.  Now I am trusting you not to steal all my good ideas and undermine my success,  okay?  Below is my letter/application to Pat.

Pat,Pat Flynn
You ROCK!  Thanks for the opportunity.  I know you have limited time so I will cut to the chase.
1. What is the target keyword you selected and why did you choose it?
Paleo is the target keyword I selected.  I chose it for a couple of reasons 1) I eat paleo and LOVE it.  It is surprisingly easy and makes me feel great!  2) I already know a decent amount about it and would love to learn more.  3) It has a tribe mentality.  I have friends who all eat paleo and they are fanatical about it.  3) The online community and resources are a little shabby.  I mean these are people who like to workout by throwing bags of sand around and make gluten free, dairy free bacon cupcakes for fun not surf the web and work on the optimization of their websites, so I see opportunity.
2. Why do you REALLY want to become a part of the Mastermind Learning Group?
I quit my job and am nearing independence (my last day is 27Jun) and I am never going back to working for the man.  I am really committed to being an entrepreneur, not someone with a HUGE JOB, but someone with a business they work on that serves the world and one of the ways I am going to make that happen is through online affiliate sales.
Also, I have been trying to complete a Niche site selling an affiliate product using Google Sniper 2.0, but what is missing in that program is interaction.  I love to talk with people be it online, on the phone or in person, to share what is going on with me and support them.  I think it would be fun to be part of the MLG.  To have the opportunity to get to know 5 ppl who are up to the same thing I am, have group accountability, to feel part of a team and go big on my Paleo site!
3. What is your favorite childhood memory, and why?
I grew up in Delaware in suburbia and my across-the-street-best-friend lived duh duh duh – across the street.  One night not so different from all the others we shot a music video montage in her back yard around the pool.  I have these vivid memories of the two of us dressed up on these awesome early 90s style prom dresses, singing Madonna’s This used to be my playground .  We had her dad shoot the video and we did takes at the pool, dangling our feed in the water, up in her tree house, on the swing set and all of them were so wonderfully melodramatic.  I love thinking back on those times because there was no doubt in my mind I was going to be Madonna’s peer.  There wasn’t a question in my mind and we were so creative and free.
4. You and me end up sitting next to each other on a 3-hour bus ride somewhere. I’m a great listener. Besides anything business or blogging related, what could you talk to me about for the entire ride?
How miraculous and fascinating people are; and the shift in consciousness from self to community that is taking place right now.
5. What’s an interesting habit you have?
Talking to strangers.  I cant help myself.  If strangers are around I am going to talk to them.

Have a great day,
Soon you’re  going to be checking out my sweet Bank Roll  because my niche site kicks!

Getting my geek on: PageRank


Getting my geek on: PageRank

Wow am I learning a lot!

When you put a search term into your Google search bar it shoots out answers.  Those search results have often seemed like pure MAGIC to me, but it alas I am a grown up and know that MAGIC only exists in Disney movies, my imagination, parking karma and chocolate;)  But really those results are based on something.  Some things actually like:

  • Keywords in the URL
  • Keyword presence throughout the website
  • Number of incoming links
  • Quality of incoming links
  • Page Authority
  • mozRank
  • Page Rank
  • Anchor Text distribution
  • Content on the competing page

Now what the HECK does all of that stuff mean?

Sorry guys, you’ve got me!  I am no guru.  I am just a girl brave or crazy enough to quit her job with only a laptop and a dream.  Well wait one second!  AND a sharp inquisitive mind, who knows how to Google and read.  So here is my lesson for the day.

PageRank is, as stated by Wikipedia,  a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page, that is used by Google to rank websites.  It is a measure of relative importance of the sites in comparison to the word set in the search bar. PageRank is key in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your website.

From what I gather about Page Authority is that is is measured by your PageRank, and measured by the links to your page.  The more links that your website/webpage has to other similar and highly linked sites/pages the more webpage “cred” it has.  The links are like backup for your site showing that it has depth, breadth, validity, aka “Page Cred”.

I provided a link to Wikipedia if you would like to learn more, and if you want to share some of your knowledge PLEASE do.  I LOVE it when knowledge comes to me;)