Mark Webster

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#169 – Can Google’s New “Nofollow” Rules Kill Blog Comments?

What You Will Learn Why blog comments were a big thing in SEO 10 years ago The past, present and future of link tags How we approach comments nowadays Why social media is (usually) the way to go for community interaction Blog comments are a staple of WordPress, they’re probably the main thing that differentiates …

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#168 – Why Link Exchanges Are Not as Toxic as You Think, and How to Do Them the White Hat Way

What You Will Learn A brief history of the hate towards link exchanges What we think about link exchanges today Questions you need to ask yourself before agreeing to a link exchange Link exchanges are basically the link building tactic that has more stigma than meeting your partner on Tinder. In today’s episode, Mark and …

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#167 – How to Use Trademarks to Protect Your Business Without Paying a Fortune w/ Randy Michels

What You Will Learn Why you should think about registering a trademark as early as possible The exact process of applying for a trademark Trademark levels and how they might impact your Authority site Our trademark adventures with a Twitter handle Trademarks is an increasingly common question that comes up from website owners at all …

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#165 – 7 Actionable Tips to Keep Your Content Fresh and Your Rankings High

What You Will Learn The problem with too many Game of Thrones jokes Simple edits you can make on your articles to keep them updated The importance of regular content audits How audience feedback can save your rankings If there is one big trend that took off in the last 2 years, that would be …

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#162 – 7 Golden Opportunity Niches You’d Be A Fool To Ignore

What you will learn in this podcast What some of the most promising up and coming niches are Mark and Gael’s thought process behind picking a promising niche How to think ahead and corner emerging niches Have you ever wondered how our niche selection process works? Today, we’ll be giving you a never before seen …

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#161 – 7 Make or Break tactics that could save your business during periods of decline

What You Will Learn How to deal with Plateaus, decline and stagnation  How to approach difficult times within your business The importance of performing a basic SWOT analysis  Mark and Gael’s lowest points and how they pulled themselves out of them Whether people like to admit it or not, almost every business will go through …

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#160 – 11 Productivity Tips For Overachievers To Get More Done in Less Time

What You Will Learn Gael and Mark’s daily productivity hacks The tools that help us operate at 110% Why having a good chair is important Tips on managing multiple people and staying productive When it comes to independent authority site builders, by far, your most important asset is… your time. How you decide to use …

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#158 – Why Google’s No Paid Link Policy is Both Genius and B.S.

What You Will Learn What Google actually, officially says about link schemes and paid links Surprising implications for link exchanges based on the policy text Why Google’s paid link policy is actually a good thing for small sites Most people know about Google’s no paid link policy. A lot of people complain about it but …

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#157 – AdSense still sucks, but Ads are becoming competitive again

What You Will Learn The actual pros and cons of ads Quick thoughts on some of the ad networks we’re familiar with When we would and wouldn’t put ads on our sites The future of ad blockers in Chrome Ads have had a bad name in the blogging world, and rightly so. For a long …

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#156 – How to Calculate How Much You Should Pay Yourself (The Method We Use)

What You Will Learn Why you should pay yourself first How we manage our salaries and revenue Why knowing your taxes is super important for efficient finances A bunch of mindset traps many business owners fall into For most people, running online businesses will be like a roller coaster ride. You will have years where …

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