search engine optimization

SPI 176: Backlinking—What’s Working and Is It Even Still Important with Brian Dean from Backlinko.com

I’m thrilled to have Brian Dean from Backlinko here to share his expertise on backlinking. You may remember Brian’s epic post on backlinking that appeared on the Smart Passive Income blog in 2014.

In this episode, Brian reviews the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and teaches which strategies will help you boost your site’s Google rank and drive traffic to your site.

SPI 134: Crucial and Common WordPress Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Dan from WP Curve

Dan Norris, co-founder of WP-Curve (a company that provides on-going support for Wordpress users) has helped hundreds of Wordpress site owners through a myriad of different problems. He's on the show today to help us with the most common mistakes webmasters make, and how to avoid them for an improved site and user experience.

THE Backlinking Strategy That Works: 2014 and Beyond Edition

Are you looking for the latest UP-TO-DATE information on backlinking, SEO, and getting your site to the top of Google? Well look no further, because this post will reveal everything you need to know that works today in the world of linkbuilding. This is a completely updated version of my previous popular backlinking post (with over 2100 comments).

SPI 112: How Matt Donley Quit to Go Full Time with His Side Gig—Even Though He’s Not an Expert

Matt Donley is an SPI reader and listener who emailed me one day to tell me he was going to quit his job to go full-time with his side gig, which was doing well. A few days later, he told me he was terrified and felt like he was letting his boss and co-workers down. Here's his story and what he's up to now...

Niche Site Duel 2.4.0—Pat’s Food Truck Niche Website Revealed! – Part 2

In my last post, I revealed the niche site that I built to serve aspiring and existing food truck owners. FoodTruckr.com was very well received and a lot of people left very positive comments about the concept, design and content currently on the site. Thanks for that! In this post, I'm going to pick up where [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.0 (Research Post): Effective & Long-Term Link Building for Niche Sites with Jon Cooper

The official launch of Niche Site Duel 2.0 will be this coming Wednesday! On Wednesday, we'll kick off NSD2.0 with a post about: How you can follow along and participate. The application process for joining the 'learning group' of 5 people who I will personally select to not only 'coach', but learn with while we [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.0: Criteria and Thoughts for Keyword and Niche Selection

When starting a brand new website, choosing the right topic for your site is the most important part of the process. Everything about our website - the name of it, what it looks like, what we publish - is determined by the topic or niche that we choose, so it's mandatory that we spend some time [...]

My April 2013 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my April 2013 income report! Each month, I write a detailed report about my online businesses and web properties. I do this not only to help me keep track of my own progress (which I could obviously do in private), but I want to be open and honest about what's going on in [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.0 (Research Interview): What’s Working in SEO Right Now with Alex Becker

Niche Site Duel 2.0 is right around the corner!  For those of you who don't know, the original Niche Site Duel (NSD) was a public challenge to create a niche website from scratch, rank it high in Google and start earning an income from it. In 73 days I was able to work my Security Guard [...]

SPI 058: Pay What You Want with Anthony Vennare from Hybrid Athlete

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast we have another success story interview for you, and once again the focus is on a building business outside of the blogging and make money online industries. Today's guest is Anthony Vennare, an SPI fan who has incorporated a lot of the strategies that I've taught [...]