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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 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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How to Boost Your Website Traffic With a Giveaway

Palm beerThis is part 2 of a tutorial on how to create quick and easy giveaways to drive traffic to your website/blog and facebook page.

In this case, I’m teaching by having you participate in the giveaway below. Essentially, I’m awarding points to anyone who:

1. ‘Likes’ this post

2. ‘becomes a fan/Likes’ Palm Beer (a client).

You don’t have to do either of the above but if you do and you are one of the top 3 point earners by the end of the week, I’ll be sending you a $50 debit card PLUS to make this even more worthwhile for everyone, I’m going to record a video showing the exact steps necessary to make this work optimally ON YOUR SITE but I need more of you to go through the steps so that i have enough data to present a solid case study (so far, only 500 referrers have been generated and I’d really like to see 2,000 before I produce the video).


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 37 Comments
  1. Its just another way of filling the internet with more crap – It doesn’t work and it doesn’t bring in more links

  2.  I run cake decorating contests and give prizes to the winners. I would say it is semi successful. I say that because I would like to see a LOT more entries. They trickle in and every ten entries I pick a winner. 

  3. I’ve found there are pros and cons to give aways.  They will bring in traffic (especially the last 24 hours before give away expires — and only if you list them in the right places), but I find they don’t really reflect a true following.  They also can mess with my Alexa rating as the traffic drops considerably after the give away ends.   In the end Good Posts bring in the best fans.  Rewarding fans with quick surprise give aways on the facebook page is a nice touch.

  4. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the posts on getting traffic by giving away something.

    I give away a free 42 page report “How To Discover, Start, And Succeed In Your PERFECT Home Based Business” at: and through and a few other sites.  It works.  Over 2,800 copies have been downloaded.

    Paul Kaliher
    The PERFECT Home Based Business Guy

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