skip to Main Content

“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 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,
“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 Click here for today's site

Do traffic exchanges hurt website’s Google Search rank?

jbishum asked:

I’m the webmaster of an airsoft website that’s seen much success in the past 5-6 months with search engine rankings. It’s been on the first page results for several of the biggest search engine’s for many of my top keywords. I was receiving lots of traffic from search engines (google esp.) until just about a week ago when my website simply dropped off the map on It’s still listed, but it went from 1st page results to “I can’t even find them” results. About a month ago I became a member of a traffic exchange program to help boost my Alexa Ranking. My question is this, do traffic exchange programs harm your google search engine ranking? I can’t really find any other reason why it would have dropped so quickly! Thanks for your help!

Cool Site of the Day

Mike Corso

Greetings! I'm a digital marketing specialist and an original Web Viking. I've been running Cool Site of the Day since 1998 and continue to be amazed at what people publish. Have a cool site or app? Click on the 'submit your site' link at top.

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. WordPress Like a Pro

    Your answer to this question lies in the Google Webmaster Quality Guidelines, I provided a few links below this answer for you to do more research. You should avoid these type of programs and methods to build backlinks and drive traffic to your website, 99% of the traffic isn’t real anyways.

    Secondly, Alexa is a worthless rating system. About less than 1% of all web surfers actually use this toolbar, and the only stats it can pull are from users who have the toolbar installed. Alexa is actually spyware, it reports all your surfing information and habits to it’s main server (how do u think it gets ranking information) and resells it as marketing data.

    Build natural one-way quality backlinks to your site, this is the best way to improve your SERPs and increase traffic correctly.

  2. Cool Site of the Day

    The answer is yes .

    When you have a website that displays your banner or backlink for any length of time that does not have high quality . It will hurt your rank .

    If for example you are in a banner exchange with a warez site . You will run the chance of getting sandboxed by google . *nother words blacklisted*

    It is all about quality that your banner partner’s website.

    My advice if you would like to raise your alexa ranking try going to

    Here is what they do they give you unique visitors . I personally use there service . I am quite empressed .

    I am not an affiliate just like there service . I purchased 100k untargeted visitors . My conversion was not as high as google ppc . But per dollar I made more . Google currently charges me 10.00 a click on my keyword.

    Hope that helps.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top