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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

Survey Results + 2 Great Tips

Thanks to everyone for completing the survey that I posted last week (“Just One Question”). And welcome to all the new members on this list—we’re up to 3,019 and climbing fast!

The results of the survey are clear; I asked you to tell me what you would like to learn first and the most popular category was “Getting Search Engine Traffic” (selected by 71% of you). A close second was “A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Building Profitable Web Sites” (selected by 63%). Going down the list, I see “Finding Keywords” at 31%, “Being More Productive Overall” at 30%, “Choosing Affiliate Networks” at 28%, and “Choosing Products to Market” at 28%.

This is great news because the system that I’m going to reveal on March 11th is focused on doing ONE thing: Getting Search Engine Traffic. When you get your hands on this tool you’re going to feel a little sorry for the rest of the webmaster universe (I’ve been testing it out for weeks and I still have feelings of guilt).

Anyway, remember March 11th—that’s the day everything changes for you.

Now, as for “A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Building Profitable Web Sites”, the timing couldn’t be better; I’ve scheduled my next message to cover the industry’s absolute best “out-of-the-box” web building and traffic generating package. That’s coming this Thursday.

As for today, I’ve got two things to share with you: a book and a Windows productivity tool. Both have transformed my life in numerous ways.

First the book; it’s David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

The book is only $9 at Amazon and is a must read for anyone (like I was) who feels overwhelmed by all the information being thrown at them today. I will summarize my biggest takeaway from this excellent book; when reviewing your pile of e-mail or things to read or whatever, categorize each piece as follows:

1. If you can deal with it in 2 minutes or less, do it (thereby you get rid of it)

2. If it relates to information that could be useful in the future, file it under ‘Reference’ (I now have an e-mail folder that contains all sorts of documents that I MAY refer to in the future….but NOT NOW)

3. If it’s a business idea or proposal but it’s not ESSENTIAL to your high priority, focused task(s) file it under ‘Someday’ (just like my ‘Reference’ folder, my ‘Someday’ folder is a storage tank for things I MAY consider in the future but NOT NOW).

4. If it’s related to a task that will take more than 2 minutes, then place it in your ‘Action’ folder and/or delegate the task to someone else. This is the folder that you will check at least once a week and it’s the most critical folder for your short-term success.

That’s just a snippet from this extraordinary book by David Allen. I don’t care what you do with your life (personal or business), this book will help you to breathe, think, and act in ways you’ve never been able to do so previously. Find it here.

As for the Windows productivity tool, all I can say is that I’m shocked this little gem isn’t on every Windows computer in existence. It’s called Activewords and it enables you to assign one or two keystrokes to a task that would otherwise take several keystrokes. That is a gross simplification but, trust me, you must get Activewords and see for yourself how unbelievably powerful it is. There’s no need to search for files or websites any longer, just assign a keystroke or word to those files or sites that you repeatedly use and Activewords will bring it to you. No searching, no frustration. Activewords is currently available as a fully loaded 60-day free trial. Get it now, you’ll thank them later. Don’t wait on this one, click here.

That’s all for today. Look out for my post on Thursday. You’re in for a treat.

Regards,

Mike Corso
Cool Site of the Day TM
On the Web Since 1994. Over 4,000 Sites Served!

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