OK, here's the deal. I am not cool. Everyone that knows me will vouch for me!
The purpose of this blog is more of an experiment, to turn an uncool and very unsociable individual
into the coolest guy on the Google search engine with help from social networking web sites.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yeah! I am the Coolest Guy on Google!

Wow. Today I hit the number one spot for the the search term "Coolest Guy on Google".

Now that I am here, where to next? Will Google still think I am the coolest guy tomorrow, once this post is updated? Do I continue to be cool? Or just fade away from obscurity?

Well I am starting to like the more sociable me. I have tons of new twitter and facebook friends and I didn't even have to leave the house! ;)

No, its time to up the anti. I am now targeting the words "Coolest Guy" and am looking to position myself on the top.

I have the domain name "http://coolestguyongoogle.com" currently pointing to this blog. But in the next few days I hope to build another site linking to the blog.

Why? Blogspot, while easy to use, has its limitations. And now that I am making some progress, why not set up another site and achieve number one and number two rankings for "coolest guy on Google"? More results in the search engines, more visitors, right?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Overlooking the obvious

All my work on building profiles and I forget the most obvious profile of all!


It wouldn't be fair of me to be the Coolest Guy on Google and not have a Google profile now, would it?


With Google profiles, you can add as many of your websites as you want!

What does this mean? Back links! Beautiful, beautiful, back links, leading back to your website.

Now, because it is a Google profile, I feel it will be included in Google's search engine in no time at all.

Time will tell though. Will keep you posted.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Coolest new wave websites you need to know about!

Now that I am making some progress on my social media websites, I plan to move in on the new wave of social/educational web 2.0 sites. I have three sites for you to try. About a month ago I never knew these sites existed! But now I am hooked. You can re-spin some content from your existing blog or website and link it back to your site for more information on the subject.

Why use these sites? Three good reasons:

  1. You can pass on your valuable knowledge and get your name noticed by a huge number of readers.
  2. You can link the information back to your website and turn the reader into a potential customer or subscriber.
  3. You can gain revenue from ads on these articles!
Revenue? I hear you say! Yes. You can put your own Google Adsense code in and sell items from Amazon related to your subject!

These are the sites:



Redgage is a nice one for getting visitors to your Hubpage Hubs or Squidoo Lenses!

Well, that's enough for me today. I will be far too busy filling these sites with my content. Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Coolest Guy on Google update

Now that I have a semi-cool picture I have started to work on my social network profiles.

I have done a quick Google today and have hit the number 3 spot for "coolest guy on google", minus the quotes.

Also, my feedage site feed came in at number 5!

This is not bad considering that I am not a full-time internet marketer. I have a full time job and plenty of hobbies, plus my extremely busy social life!.....OK, so the social life is a small stretch of the truth, but I am proof that you don't need a fancy marketing degree or have years of search engine optimization training to hit it with Google. All you need is a couple of hours here and there and follow a few simple rules and you will get there every time.

Today, I have been playing around with MySpace, which now has a new interface which seems pretty cool! I have ignored MySpace in the past, but not anymore. I have my new pic up and will be slowly adding new content to saturate the search engines with.

The more links to your site you can get online, the more you can build your brand. I liken this to a dog marking his territory!

This cute dog here will demonstrate my point ;)
He is off on his daily 40 minute walk stopping at about 28 trees to leave his scent on! Now, as soon as he gets home and is curled up asleep in front of an open fire, another dog, say a German Shepperd walks along the same track. The German Shepperd (your competitor), smells the scent then tries to conceal it with it's own.

This does not phase the little dog. Why? Because he is consistent!

The little dog will do the same walk he looks forward to every day and claim what is rightfully his tomorrow!

Moral of the story: You don't need to spend all day pissing on trees.....

.....No, wrong moral. Consistency is the key! If you consistently build your online profile, brand or website, you will reap the rewards.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Getting cooler with social networking

I will just briefly go over my social networking sites and add more as time goes on. I still have plenty of work ahead of me, I need a cool picture! I cant just claim to be the coolest guy on Google and have such a lame picture of myself now, can I?

These are the sites I will use to increase my cool! Feel free to add me to your network.

Remember: By adding me, you will be cool by association! ;)

I will dedicate a few future posts out of getting the most out of the above sites. These types of sites can be a fantastic way to generate traffic! In this day and age, it's not just about having good positioning in the search engines that sell products. Sure it helps, but if you ignore social networking sites, you will be missing out on a huuuuuuuuge amount of traffic! I am not over exaggerating.

I often base my purchase decisions on recommendations from friends and family. Opinions from real people matter and that is why I swear by social networking sites. They are the cheapest (free!!!) and easiest form of marketing you will ever find.

If you have never used any social networking sites before, why not start today. If you want to get in touch with old friends try Facebook. Or if you want to make some new friends from all around the world, give Twitter a go.

Right! I have some real work ahead of myself working on these profiles! I will update you all with the transformations, including how you too can create awesome profile pages that will attract visitors.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jezhug's cool new venture!

Here is my plan. I have decided that anyone can be cool on the internet, regardless of your background. I am going to take steps to prove this point. What gave a relatively sane person like me this idea? Well I have to admit this is not a new concept. The current "coolest guy" is a top bloke named Brad Fallon.

I first heard about Brad when I attended the Ultimate Marketing seminar in Melbourne this year. At the Ultimate Marketing seminar I learned the importance of social networking and how it can be used as a valuable tool to promote products.

When I got home, I set up my twitter account and re-vamped my facebook account. I decided I wanted to add like minded people, people driven to succeed. So I did that....and added a couple hundred more interesting people! I was surprised that when I added Brad Fallon, he added me back! I got this intriguing message straight back!

The link brought up a Google search for the natural search term of "coolest guy". Two of Brad's web site links were firmly set on top.

Now, the other main thing I learned at the Ultimate marketing seminar, was the importance of having your own information products. Something I was quite keen to try.

But I asked myself, who would want my products? Would I buy my own products? If I was as cool as Brad, yeah, no question. So in a snap decision, I decided to be cool!

This blog will track my journey to become the coolest guy on Google. An ordinary person with a dream! My story will hopefully inspire others build on their web site success.

Now I don't expect it to happen overnight, this will be a long-term project. Maybe for now I should set my sites lower and just try to grab the title of the "second coolest guy" on Google?

Anyway, Game on Brad Fallon!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Howie's IM Remarkable 10 day challenge

Step 1: Picking my niche

I decided to pick diabetes as my niche as my work recently sent me to a seminar on the subject. Still armed with my slideshow presentation notes, I feel I can get a good three articles up before the IM Remarkable challenge finishes.

Now I have started a few days later than most, so my strategy is to get a great unused domain name that I should be able to get in the top spot for that natural search.

Step 2: Keyword Research

In a recent Marketing seminar I attended, James Schramko recommended Google Insights. This 100% free tool is fantastic for exploring keyword options.

I tried a number of search queries, but eventually found one that I could get a top level domain name for. The domain name I purchased was http://educationfordiabetes.com which was on the top of the list for my niche using the keywords “education” and “diabetes”. Also the phrase “education for diabetes” appeared in the top rising searches, so this domain name could also be quite valuable in the future.

A Google search confirmed that I have a popular phrase and a lot of competition, 27,800,000 to be exact. But I still think I can get it to the top in the next 5 days!

This is what currently comes up when I type “education for diabetes” into the Google search engine before my cool site was designed and launched.

Step 3: Site Setup

There were a few steps involved for this project:

  • Purchase the domain name
  • Connect the domain name to my hosting account
  • Install Joomla Content Management System
  • Install additional Joomla extensions for search engine optimization
  • Added a custom site template to go with the image I am trying to create

Step 4: Articles

This would have to be my toughest challenge as I am more into the technical side of websites. From my keyword research I found a few common searches that I would try to include in the article titles. These words were “Diabetes Symptoms”, “Facts about Diabetes” and more of a niche of my niche, “Diabetes Wound Care”.

Hey, I just thought of another good one “Free Diabetes Software”!

I also chose to add a few existing free articles from http://www.articlesbase.com/ to boost my content and to make up for my lack of writing talents!

Now that I have a bit of content, it is really starting to shape up!

Step 5: Spicing it up!

Today I have been busy! Modified the template a bit and and added some free royalty free pictures to spice up my site a bit. Got my free diabetes images from here
http://www.sxc.hu/ Next a bit of technical stuff to let everyone know where to find me:
  • Metatag verifications in Google, Yahoo and Bing
  • Sitemap creation
  • Submit sitemap to major three search engines
  • Auto submit web to search engines
  • Social bookmarking etc.
The site is starting to look hot! Still has a few blank areas that will be filled with PPC over the next couple of days.

Step 6: Money, Money, Money

Just set up an Amazon shop for my site! The products are directly related to my niche subject, diabetes. I have included all sorts of cool items like Books, DVD's and Magazines related to diabetes!

Check it out here: http://educationfordiabetes.com/index.php/Diabetes-Products.html

A bit more site promotion, and I can kick back and wait for the money to come in ;)

Step 7: The waiting game

Ok, normally I allow two weeks to get most of my pages in Google. I haven't left myself much time! I have one page on Google, but waaaaayyyyy down on the list!

While there is still plenty of time left, I am not sure if Google will come to the party! Time to get a little help from my old friend Google Adwords.

I have put $10 for one day (Ooooh! $10! Last of the big spenders) in the hope some extra clicks might speed up indexing my pages in Google.

Thinking back, I think the key mistakes I made on this challenge were judgment errors. I spent more time on the building of the site than the content. By using the free articles it did not win me many favors with Google! Had I put more original content, I believe I could have had more pages indexed by now.

Still, it has been a great learning curve for me. Regardless of the challenge outcome I would like to emulate my site's formula across the other 35 niches! This is more of a long term project, maybe one website a month.

I have attached my most recent Google Analytics data for you all to see my progress. It looks quite promising. Google Analytics Data.

Don't forget to check out my site also, not much to be done and quite a professional looking site for a few hours spanned over a couple of days! http://www.educationfordiabetes.com

Step 8: Race to the End

Now I am lest than optimistic about receive that top rank as the hours melt down, however, I still think in a few more day's that this site will be a great little money maker!

I may have lost the IM Remarkable battle, but I am confident I can win the war.

Tonight I have added a hub to Hub Pages. Probably should have done this much earlier, but time got away from me. I was surprised just how easy it was. Wont hold back next time, love the affiliate integration with Hub pages, it's fantastic!

Here is my Hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Education-for-Diabetes

Now on to Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/education-for-diabetes

Here is my latest Google Analytics, showing some promise!

Challenge Summary

Well, the challenge is well and truly wrapped up by now, but now I am armed with a head full of new ideas and ways I can do it better in the future.

I had a bit of success in Google and Bing, but not for my natural search words. I know I will get there soon, the only way is up! Looking forward to starting a new site soon from Howie's 10 Extra Niches book!

Looking forward to seeing how everyone else will go now that the challenge is over. I feel like a magician with a full bag of tricks, ready to jump head first into niche markets I have absolutely no prior knowledge on. The more difficult the challenge I set, the greater personal reward!

Thank you Howie, Thank you IM Remarkable,
Jeremy Huggins (Jezhug)