I’m working on creating some new additional training for Blogging Underground members.

The 12 Step Success Strategy Training in Blogging Underground is still a viable system that works better than ever, but with the recent Penguin and Panda changes, there are additional factors we should all be aware of and employ in our marketing strategies.

Click the link below to see more detailed info.

>>> Info on the 12 Step Success Strategy Training Topics – a brief explanation of where we are at right now and what’s coming soon in the training!

Almost all of the 12 Step Success Strategy Training still applies – it still works – you just need to do a little more of the extra stuff that adds value, social signals and quality factors to your sites to stay on top.

Those that embrace the changes are doing very well! It’s like knowing a secret loophole that puts you ahead of others who are still trying to do as little as possible.

A little extra work can go a long way!

Jun 05th by Mike L

There is NO MAGIC BUTTON to push to make money online!

I’d like to explain what you need to do to achieve success building web sites that make a lot of money.

Please read my article Your Success and the Fear of Failing

Do you want to succeed and make money building websites? If you really want success you need to earn it!

The fact is there are a lot of people out there that have figured out building websites can make a lot of money fast – so YOU need an edge so you’re on TOP and they’re not!

Just pushing a button or setting up an auto-blog is not very likely to give you huge results. Certainly NOt for the long term.

But you can hit it big if you want. You just need to do things the right way!

If you want to be #1 and stay #1 you need to earn it.

I can help you learn and understand what works and how to do it right.

If you’re serious about making a living building web sites, you need to spend some time learning about what works and what doesn’t work and that’s why the training here at Blogging Underground is so valuable.

Sure – it requires a committment of time – but it will SAVE YOU TIME and prevent you from wasting months and years FAILING. (Read the rest of this entry…)

Feb 26th by Mike L

14 02 2012

I often get asked about whether to worry about a new site that went up in rankings that then went down in rankings.

There is no reason to worry UNLESS you did something spammy or evil that caused your site to get penalized.

Fluctuation is normal.

If you follow the 12 Step Success Strategy and you were not too aggressive you should be safe from getting hit hard with penalties. We do things the right way so this happens LESS.

That said it’s common for a new site to fluctuate in the rankings. Especially after adding a WordPress blog and all it’s new pages across the blog getting indexed. Alot of those pages are garbage pages.

It’s NOT a problem having those extra pages get indexed – in fact it’s good in the long run – but at first it may dillute some of the relevance.

That’s why it is important to continue linking to your home page and other home pages to show the site isn’t dead or stale and still has value.

How long will fluctuation occur for a new site??? It really depends.

Things always change all across the web that can have an impact. You do things. Other people do things.

Until you gain authority status and trust you just need to keep on showing Google your site is a living growing thing that has value.

Eventually if you do all the right things and very few of the wrong things you will get to the top. You may fluctuate – especially if the competition is trying to one up you.

Until you get #1 and stay there for a while there will be fluctuation.

But at some point you will gain trust and they will want to keep you at the top because they know your URL is delivering value to searchers for the keyword you are ranking for.

Until you have that trust you need to keep your site fresh with new pages and/or posts and also keep fresh links coming in to the most important pages with your keywords (and a few variations here and there).

Eventually if you gain trust and don’t do anything to get in trouble you should stabilize at the top for that URL and also start gaining trust for other related keywords that are on the page.

That’s what I refer to as hitting “Critical Mass” and achieving authority status for your niche.

There are too many variables to know exactly why things happen – but that’s the basic concept.

More on Critical Mass – watch the webinar replay video!

Feb 14th by Mike L

It’s that time of year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (Read the rest of this entry…)

Dec 25th by Mike L

    A Very Important Concept