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Beginners: How to Increase Links to Your Site

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I received a nice email from Lain Ehmann the other day and responded.

Before I hit “send” I realized that this information can probably help more people, so I asked Lain if she would mind if I shared the discussion here. She's a sweetie and said “go for it”. 🙂

Here's the conversation…

Hi Nicole-

I was thrilled to discover your success cast. It's very educational and inspiring. I just listened to the Susanne Myers Interview, and she had so much great content and advice! I like hearing what Internet marketing “gurus” have to say, but I always take their advice with a grain of salt – after all, it sometimes seems that the only people making money online are those telling others how to make money online! But her story was so true and honest, and she's actually been there in the trenches doing what she turns around and suggests to the listeners. Wow!

I listened over and over and took notes about her advice on what she'd do if she had to start over from scratch. Amazing!

I would like to learn more about how to get incoming links on my website, but I haven't found much on that topic.

Can you possibly help steer me in the right direction?

Also, I was interested in knowing if you sponsor any training programs, or if you do coaching. Out of all the Internet marketers, I think I resonate most to what you have to say. I love how much you love your mom, too! It's so sweet. You're a real person, not some used-care salesman.

I believe in offering quality content to help people improve their lives, first and foremost. I don't want to automate a business selling something people don't need, or take part in some shell game or pyramid scheme. You seem so honest and real, and that matters to me.

Thanks for all you do-

Lain Ehmann – www.getscraphappy.com
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be good.

Hi Lain,

First of all, I LOVE your blog. I just got sucked in when I clicked through your link. Your writing is very genuine and heartfelt. I love it. 🙂

Second, thank you for the kind words. They mean the world to me.

As for your question, my belief is that 80-90% of your efforts during your day should be spent “off” site, rather than “on” your site. Yep. That means time spent actually marketing your products and services Well, that is IF it's a blog that you want to make money. Personal blogs are different, of course. But, the ones that need traffic to support your family – be doing at least one marketing activity per day (that not counting blog commenting or time on Twitter).

My awesome helper said she sent you the link to WebTrafficBasics.com to help you with some basic link building – it's an older course and needs to be updated, but it's still solid, and still free.

As for me, my one-on-one coaching rates are really high – just to try to protect my time a bit, so I really hesitate to send you to the page. I mostly work with infoproduct sellers who have a stream of income that I can help them to boost.

Actually, Susanne does have a link building course now. 🙂 Just click here to get started -> Beginner Link Building Course

There are $300-$3000 courses that I could recommend, but I think you'll get more than what you need in that course. I trust Susanne 100% when I have questions about Link-Building so I recommend her course without hesitation.

Warmly,
Nicole

0 Comments

  • The Mom
    Reply

    First let me just say “awwww…” that little virtual hug you gave with your comment about Nicole loving her Mom… well, that was so sweet. I have to say, I do love my Nicole an awfully lot, too! She is a sweetheart and it shows in everything she does. 😀

    On to business… I, too, am not in the business of making money by telling other people how to make money. It just doesn’t suit me. So, sometimes the whole “getting traffic” thing sounds foreign to me – yes, even when coming from my dear daughter Nicole!

    I must say you are right on about Susanne’s suggestions and her real life experiences shining through all the “guru” stuff. Both Nicole and Susanne have that in common. You can ask me about Nicole’s “real life”… she works hard and struggles just like everybody else. And Susanne too is just about the most down-to-earth “guru” you’ll ever meet. 😀

    I’m fortunate to have such a helpful and knowledgeable daughter as Nicole to help me (actually kick me in the butt) get traffic to my website. I read Nicole’s “WebTrafficBasics” and it helped.

    Anyway, just wanted to put my 2 cents in. BTW… Lain, I LOVE your website. I’ve been scrolling around in there for a few minutes before I wrote this and I will definitely be back to check in. The 5 reoccurring nightmares? You too?

    Good luck with your traffic. You’ve picked the right “guru”… but I might be biased. 😀

  • Deborah Richmond
    Reply

    Love the 80-90% rule. Producing a product and selling it does not equate to half your time creating the product and half selling it. Driving traffic is so important to any blog, website, fanpage, twitter profile. You can’t just expect people to show up, that’s for sure.

  • Collette Schultz
    Reply

    After reading this makes me know I’m not the only one struggling a bit figuring out how to get traffic through others sites. I too listened to Susanne Myers podcast and interviewed her for my show on software. She brought up some great points, I never even thought about.

    Thanks for being up front Nicole, that’s priceless in itself.

  • Amy
    Reply

    After reading this makes me know I’m not the only one struggling a bit figuring out how to get traffic through others sites. I too listened to Susanne Myers podcast and interviewed her for my show on software. She brought up some great points, I never even thought about.

    Thanks for being up front Nicole, that’s priceless in itself.

  • Gregory Burrus
    Reply

    Have to say great insight ” my belief is that 80-90% of your efforts during your day should be spent “off” site, rather than “on” your site. Yep. That means time spent actually marketing your products and services”

    90 percent of day offsite marketing-wow- didn’t see that coming. Very interesting. I assume that means the blog pages are content laden and not just product sales. So is this like attracting to good content on blog which offers products after good content not just affiliate links. hmmm
    I will let you know how it goes.

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