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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

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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.
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Is it possible to start from scratch and obtain a top 10 ranking in Yahoo, Google, & MSN in under a month?

kingryanarthur asked:

I want to know if it’s possible to purchase a domain name, put up a website and get ranked for a set of keywords in under a month. People talk of the Google Sandbox and I understand that it’s in a search engine’s best interest to make sure that a website will “stand the test of time” before ranking them well in their rankings, but what of sites that are brand new, but have valuable information on them?
I know you can buy your way into directories and to the top of search engines with PPC marketing. However, this question is about organic or natural search engine rankings. What legitimate principles must one adhere to in order to rank quickly. Also, are there any new techniques that could help out? I’ve heard about using blogs, rss feeds and press releases as ways to quickly promote your site. Any more help?
True, ranking may depend upon many variables, including the competition for your keyword phrase. So…let’s take away the time frame and just list the things necessary to get INDEXED quickly rather than ranked well. Some say that Google won’t even show signs of fully indexing a site until several months down the road.

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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.

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    the thing is for google, it will take about three months to get on the top rankings and you can be on the top 100 ranking for about only a month. so it is adviceable that u optimize ur website regularly so that when google uploads new websites, yours can also be picked up. As for advertising on other websites, i dont think thats a good idea cos the fact remains that as at december 2005, 55.8% of those that use search engines use google so there are better chances of your site being viewed one google than any other website. hope this helps.

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    It is possible if the keyword/phrase you are wanting to rank for is rather obscure like “yellow penguins” or “obsequious pencil”. If it is a competitive phrase then it will take much longer and the more competitive it is the longer it will take. For a competitive phrase with over 10 million hits on Google it will be 12 months plus and that is if you know what you are doing.

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    Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld has written what many considers as comprehensive list of to-do things to get good rankings in Google. I suggest you start by reading this list, and then fortify your knowledge by participating in their search engine forums. There is a lot of brilliant SEO minds there who watches every hiccup of search engines and topics important for a new website (e.g. concept of sandboxing, datacenter watch during Google updates, redirect problems, etc.). Brett’s article can be found at.

    WebmasterWorld also has a section that exclusively discusses how to get good rankings in Yahoo

    There are so many things to learn about search engines that it is hard to put it in this Yahoo Answers format.

    Hope the above helps
    Isabel Isidro

  4. The thing is just how long is a piece of string. there are so many factors that can influence your ranking that it’s difficult to quantify. I can only concur with the other comments and say that you must take persistent action and don’t give up.

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