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“If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert.” - Australian psychiatrist W. Béran Wolfe

Greetings & Thanks for Visiting!

mike corso - seo - cool site I'm a web viking and digital marketing ninja (SEO, SEM, email, social media, landing page optimization, lead generation, etc. ) responsible for Cool Site of the Day, the Internet's oldest directory (launched in 1994).  I'm also Google Adwords Qualified and am one of only .5% with direct access to Google corporate. One of my goals with Cool Site of the Day is to shine a light on all the cool websites since the beginning of cyber time.

Cool Site of the Day has featured a unique site every day since August of 1994...nearly 9,000 sites!

As for my approach to Internet marketing and SEM, the following quote says it all:

“That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially.” (Pearson's Law found on Mark Joyner's Simpleology)

More background

In 1993, I was the first person to promote music on the Internet for the major record labels (via bulletin boards and primitive websites!). After 5 years working for the music industry, I bought Cool Site of the Day (1998).
I have been quoted in several online and offline publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and am usually available for interviews and speaking engagements.

Sometimes I find time to offer consulting services...

If you do decide to contact me for a consultation, know that we will FOCUS on keyword research and competitor analysis INTENSELY (believe me, it will save you hours/days/months/years of heartbreak). THEN, you will know if your idea has a shot; if not, I will likely redirect you towards a more lucrative path.

How I spend my free time

Other than my business life, I'm also: Hoping our paths cross one way or another, Mike Corso e-mail: mike AT mikecorso.net facebook twitter | linkedin
"Mike Corso is incredible. Our heads hurt from the number of good ideas to track down after consulting with him for 30 minutes. Thanks, Mike!" -Jake, piclits.com
“Thanks for your insight and site evaluation. We have moved from PR3 to PR5 on one of our main landing pages thanks to you. We are on our way up thanks to your professional evaluation and valuable input. We have not implemented all of your suggestions as we have a small staff here. Thanks Again!"  Bruce Richards
“Mike Corso will show you the proper way of doing things. There is no hidden agenda, just pure information and action. You must be sleeping at the wheel if you do not get on board with Mike and his 'Crazy Train'!!” -David A.
"Keep up the good work. You really have a winner of a site, and what a way to help new sites generate the traffic they need when they first launch."  -- John H.
1-914-907-9733 mike@coolsite.com Click here for today's site

Actionable Items

Thinking about that Subject heading (“Actionable Items”) makes me laugh; if you’ve been paying attention, just about everything I post is ‘actionable’ meaning ‘act now and good things will happen later’ in your life and business.

Where to get a great logo…

The first thing I wanted to share with you today is a great and inexpensive resource for creating logos. GotLogos.com is run by a guy named Daniel; I’ve used his talents for several of my websites’ logos. You can get a killer professionally designed logo for $25. Great value, try them out (someday I may ask him to offer a discount for webmasters who visit Cool Site of the Day…stay tuned).

Affiliate Marketing Recommendation…

I ran into Gary McNelley of MarketHealth at the Search Engine Strategies Trade Show last week. Gary’s a great guy and his company, MarketHealth, sells natural, herbal health and wellness products (yeah, that’s a mouthful but all you need to know is that there’s a HUGE market for organic health and beauty products). Anyway, I’ve been a Super Affiliate of MarketHealth (ever since 2006 when I started generating over $30,000 in monthly commissions as an affiliate of MarketHealth products).

Here’s the good news: MarketHealth has created a turn-key affiliate program for people who want to sell their products but don’t have the time or talent to start from scratch. All you have to do is visit HerbalBiz and signup to create your own unique storefront (and then use WMC to drive traffic to it 😉

Here are just a few reasons why it makes sense to work with MarketHealth (and, no, this has nothing to do with multi-level marketing or MLM):

  • Make 50% of the purchase price
  • No Online Experience Required
  • No Customer Service
  • No Warehouse or Inventory
  • Sell over 50 well known Health and Beauty Products
  • Unlimited Income Potential
  • Work from Anywhere
  • Set Your Own Hours

I don’t know about you but those are all the reasons that led me to build an online business. And like most people, I wanted to deal with a good and honest program that offers the greatest odds of making money. Well, MarketHealth and their HerbalBiz package is about as good as it gets (in the coming weeks I’ll be sharing with you the rest of my highest rated affiliate opportunities). If you have any questions after visiting HerbalBiz, shoot me an e-mail–I’ll be happy to help in any way that I can.


One Smart Guy…

I’m saving the best for last but this is quite good also: somehow I tripped over Ian Lurie’s web site yesterday, Conversation Marketing. First off, Ian is the kind of guy I’d like to work with someday but, in the meantime, Ian is going to teach me (and you) quite a few things that are essential to building and marketing web sites intelligently. Just check out his list of 59 Things You Should Be Doing But Probably Aren’t. Truly great thinking and a list worth reviewing once a week.

Search Engine Traffic. Are You Paying Attention?

Finally, for those of you who took me up on my offer to set up your Web Marketing Concepts account, smart move! I couldn’t handle all the requests that came in but you’ll be happy to know that whether you use my services or go it alone, the results are worth it.

Here are two screen shots of our traffic stats from cpanel. In this image you can see the number of unique visitors shooting up in the second month of indexing (from 1,672 to 2,740 unique visitors). I gotta tell you, on average, I value a web site visitor at $.25 so that traffic is worth close to $700 to me. What is the cost of a Web Marketing Concepts membership? $49.94 per month (just increased from $29.95 as I said it would. Still a sick deal.). Who’s smiling now?


This screen shot shows how many times the pages in this account have been indexed. I know it’s hard to see but Yahoo’s spider has hit the site over 2,000 times and the Googlebot has visited almost 1,000 times…and we’re just getting started. Remember the WMC system builds up to 5,500 content pages per account so when the spiders start indexing all those pages it’s ‘HELLO TRAFFIC!’


If you haven’t signed up for a WMC account yet you’re doing yourself a big hurt. I’m putting the finishing touches on my WMC mindmap (explains in detail how to get the most from WMC). If you’ve opened an account and are ready to fly, send me an e-mail and I’ll be happy to send you a free copy.

Sign up today before Jim raises the price again or, as he’s suggested, removes WMC from public access.

That’s all for today.

Mike

P.S. Some of you have been inquiring about my “Get Google Traffic Risk Free” offer. Visit this page and e-mail me if you’re ready for some VIP treatment 😉

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