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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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SEO && Search Engine Optimization?

Ryan asked:

I have some keywords picked out that appear to have little competition currently so now what do I have to do to rank in top 10ish for them?

I am very confused why keywords like “cheap clothes online” (without quotes) returns as number 3 result(i get that is popular but nothing indicates they target that keyword) they are also very high for lots of other terms which I dont see in their title or description and every anchor text to their site I viewed (I only view about 100 out or their 2100) their inbond links said “” not really targeting keywords (should mention I used google to search them)

can anyone suggest how I can improve my keyword search ranking.. and the hardest part is my website is mostly a one page app that uses ajax to refresh everything which makes it awesome for users to find things better than most websites.. but maybe that prevents me from higher search engine rankings

If you have any suggestion would really appreciate it Thank you very much!

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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.

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. WordPress Like a Pro

    Your competition will have lots of indexed pages,back links and can afford to employ a good SEO team working constantly on their website.
    You cannot do anything about other websites but you can work on your own. Ad more pages with good content and variation of keyword phrases, good internal page linking and backlinks from other sites that are relevant.

  2. Cool Site of the Day

    I agree completely with Ivor. The site you are comparing yourself to has over 500000 incoming links (thats not a typo) and they have 188000 pages indexed with the search engines. Not to mention their PR 6. So they have proven themselves to Google and the other engines as being relevant to I am sure a lot of keywords. You can however use siteexplorer from yahoo ( to see those links and determine which ones you may be able to use in your own SEO campaign. You definitely want to concentrate on your own site and add as much valuable content as you can.

    If your site is using AJAX, making it 1 page, you are definitely going to have a hard time competing in the search engines for competitive terms. Google rewards those that provides it with lots of content to index. That is a big decision for you to make. I suggest changing your site to be unique pages, then adding lot’s more of them.
    In the end, this will be your saving grace. And remember, SEO takes patience. Actions today will get rewarded in few months..not tomorrow. Good luck with your store!

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