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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

Restaurant.com

IMPORTANT RESTAURANT.COM UPDATE (9/23/11):

ENTER THE PROMO CODE ‘FALL‘ FOR AN ADDITIONAL 80% OFF THROUGH 9/30/11–THAT MEANS YOU PAY JUST $2 FOR EVERY $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE! (This CONTINUES to be a SICK DEAL!!!). CLICK HERE!

Since signing up for Restaurant.com, I have saved hundreds of dollars at my favorite restaurants–this is a no-brainer for saving serious money and enjoying free food when dining out at YOUR favorite restaurants.

Visit Restaurant.com and simply enter your zip code to find participating restaurants in your area.  When you do, you can order $25 gift certificates for only $10 (only $2 through 9/30/11 when you use the promo code ‘FALL’). I say, grab these printable restaurant gift certificates while they last.

Restaurant.com customers have saved over $500 million at over 18,000 restaurants nationwide. Click here (or on the graphic below) to find restaurants NEAR YOU at Restaurant.com .

More about Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is a valued source connecting restaurants and diners all across America. Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared meals at affordable prices. Search for restaurants on Restaurant.com and learn more about them by viewing their menus, wine lists, photos, chef’s backgrounds & more. When you find a restaurant, Restaurant Gift Certificates are available for a fraction of the actual value (see above). Restaurant.com makes a night out on the town a lot easier on the wallet and Restaurant.com Gift Certificates are a superb gift for any occasion.

What is the “Promo Code” and how do I use it?

Promo Codes (like the one above) are promotional codes that can be used to reduce the price of your Restaurant.com order. With the Restaurant.com Promo code above, you can use it by typing the word or phrase into the “Promo Code” box on the shopping cart page and hitting “apply.” Your discount will then be applied to your purchase. Promo codes cannot be applied to certain items, such as when redeeming a Restaurant.com Gift Certificate.

What do I do if I attempt to use a Restaurant Gift Certificate and the restaurant is permanently closed?

(Note: I posted this Q&A here because this happened to me–a local restaurant went out of business).

Although it doesn’t happen often, restaurants go out of business or change owners without informing Restaurant.com. If the restaurant is permanently closed or does not accept your Restaurant Gift Certificate, contact Customer Service at info@restaurant.com (include your Restaurant Gift Certificate number or code) or call them at 1-800-979-8985 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Central Standard Time and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Their Customer Service department will exchange your unused Restaurant Gift Certificate for equivalent credit to Restaurant.com in the form of a Restaurant.com Gift Certificate. You can use your Restaurant.com Gift Certificate to choose another Restaurant Gift Certificate or Merchant Certificate from Restaurant.com. (BTW, Restaurant.com notified ME when this happened and directed me to their website to make the exchange. Sweet!)

Bon appetit,

Mike

 


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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  1. We use this site all the time… it’s awesome saving $25 on a spend of as little as $35… how can you beat that?

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