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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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In case you don’t know, I LOVE WordPress (for weblog).  I recently moved Cool Site of the Day over to WordPress and it’s changed everything about the direction of the site. A couple of things you need to know:

  1. There are many plugins that you can add to make your site better for you and your visitors (these are the most popular)
  2. There are many excellent FREE themes (templates) to choose from when starting out with WordPress.  You may prefer a premium theme (usually costing $100 or less).  For premium themes, I recommend three providers: PageLines (very nice stuff), Woo Themes and Thesis Themes (great for SEO–currently used by Cool Site of the Day)….AND we just ordered the Gourmet Theme from Templatic (order 1, get 2 free).
  3. Sometimes all you want to do is simply create a ‘squeeze’ page to gather names and email addresses of your fans and customers.  If that’s you, then order Squeeze Theme (check out their Squeeze Plugin – excellent tool)
  4. Signup with a hosting service that makes WordPress installation a snap.  For most of my sites, I use and highly recommend Bluehost.
  5. VERY IMPORTANT: Backing up your WordPress site is extremely important…there is no easier way to make a safe clone of your site than with WP Twin. Don’t even think twice about getting this essential backup tool–it also makes it simple to clone your site for when you need to create a similar site but don’t want to go through the hassle of configuring all the settings again (themes, plugins, etc.)

I’ll followup with some video demos to get you started but the links above should put you on the right path to WordPress blogging bliss.



Thesis Theme for WordPress:  Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community

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