Traffic: What’s Working For You Right Now?

As I count down the days until my very first keynote speech - the opening keynote for the Financial Blogger Conference in St. Louis next week - I've been up late the last few nights fine-tuning and rehearsing my presentation. It's been a while since I was last on stage and I have to say: [...]

Why Some High Volume Keywords Lead to Disappointment, Even When You Get to # 1

My security guard training niche site, born from the Niche Site Duel here on SPI, has some pretty decent numbers to report since it's birth in September 2010: 224,655 Unique Visitors 758,065 Pageviews $25,389.24 in total Adsense earnings There are a couple of other numbers that I feel are significant too: $224.08 in earnings from the job board The [...]

How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog with Corbett Barr (in Hi-Def!)

SPI friend and confidant, Corbett Barr from , joins me in a unique, hi-def video interview where I ask him a number of questions about getting more traffic to your blog, especially if you're just starting out or you've hit a plateau and need to get off of it. We cover a number of important [...]

How to Get More Subscribers and Traffic With a Take Action Area + Optin Skin Bonus

For the past two weeks I've been secretly running a new plugin behind the scenes of The Smart Passive Income Blog, which I know is going to make a lot of people extremely happy. First, an interesting and related backstory... In January of 2010 I launched a major redesign of the SPI blog, which is pretty [...]

Beyond Free Traffic – A Paid Advertising Strategy That Works

This is a guest post from Rick Mulready of I met Rick last year when he came down to San Diego for a lunch and it was super easy to get along with him because he's such a down to Earth and friendly kind of guy. But, what intrigued me most about him was his [...]