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Friday, March 08, 2013

Make Money Blogging Video

Friday, March 08, 2013


Okay, so I've been promoting my book on how to make money blogging, "Blogging Made Simple", for over 6 months now and haven't been able to reach the coveted number one position on Amazon for the category. Like any well experienced internet marketer, I started to do some digging.

Turns out, the reason category dominance is such a challenge actually has nothing to do with Amazon.com and everything to do with Google.  What do I mean?  Well, just Google "make money blogging" and you'll find out.  The number one organic result is for Problogger - the guy who has the top selling book in the category.

So this has definitely opened up my eyes to book selling and promotion.  It's not enough to work within the confines of Amazon.  Rather, you have to take your promotion off-site and focus on paid and organic listings.  This can be a little tricky, especially when the top organic results are authoritative - but I'm not giving up.

Enter the Make Money Blogging Video
I could definitely go after the top organic result for this search term with the goal of ultimately having the book's landing page or a promotional page ranking #1 organically.  However, that would likely take a long period of time and may or may not happen.  As such, I put my thinking cap on and looked at the organic results.


If you look carefully, there are a lot of listings that include the rel=author tag, resulting in images displaying next to a number of results.  A couple of things that appear absent include images and video.  Ahaha!  Video is missing and key to Google's universal results.

That's how I decided to start promoting a video.  Not only could it show up in organic search results, but could definitely garner a lion share of clicks.  The goal here is to see how quickly a video will rank for this search term of make money blogging.  

We all know that videos need views and comments so I'd be grateful for your help and participation by viewing the video, leaving a comment, or providing a thumbs up.  All of these factors influence the ranking of videos on Youtube as well as organically.  The key is understanding how to leverage video as one of many optimization factors when attempting to promote a product or service.



I'll report back on my finding in the coming weeks.  Not only on video appearing in universal search results, but more importantly, the impact on sales and sales ranking.  This process has definitely changed my perspective on marketing and promotion products using Amazon and other affiliate type networks.  If you want to make money blogging or simply selling products online, then consider off-line promotion, optimization, and leveraging universal search results.

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9 comments :

Datahjelp said...

Without having read this particular book, I can only say that this is going to have great content. The reason why I believe so is because I have read "SEO Made Simple 2'ed edition" I also use it as a daily reference.

Based on my experience of SEO made ​​simple, I believe that this one also will have high quality content as well as easy to read.
I will surely give the youtube video a thumbs up, leave a comment and subscribe.

Organic home business said...

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Branza Inc. said...

Thanks for this.Went to your you tube account came to know that you help people a lot by posting edifying information. I look forward receiving more tips from you.

Guerrilla Marketing said...

Business is a nice and good to us,maybe it will makes things to other and more good values..
Thanks for sharing your post :)

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Andrea Holcolm said...

I have started my first blog a year ago. I intended it to be on top of Google results and make some money. I am a newbie in blogging and SEO was never really my forte. The blog turned out to be something not making money and thus I'm no longer updating it. Blogging a video is somehow a fresh idea. I actually saw your video on YouTube regarding SCOOP internet marketing forum. Thanks for sharing great ideas!

Brandy said...

One way of promoting our business is by using youtube. Video marketing really helps in catching people attention because it showcase your product and services.

Marketing Guide line said...

Seo is now great train in marketing online business.

Britlee12 said...

really nice tutorial,i am thinking i am gonna star blogging,Now i get some ides from here. i think this tutorial helpful for me. tanks for sharing







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