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Site Revamp

Written by George Manty  · June 21, 2006

I am considering revamping this site towards the end of the summer. While I will continue to provide you with details about my online business success and failures, I want to make some changes to this blog. I am doing this for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is that I want this blog (and eventually all of my websites) to be remarkable. I have been reading Seth Godin’s book called the “Purple Cow” and it really makes sense. If I want to make big money online, I need to have a “Purple Cow”. My websites need to stand out and be remarkable.

I am starting with this blog, because it is one of my favorite blogs to write on. I will continue to discuss things about making money online and Internet Marketing, etc. But I want to find out from you what you would consider to be the most remarkable change I can make to this blog. Feel free to let me know in the comments of this post and/or by voting in my new poll.

Here are the choices in my poll, but feel free to add to this list in my comments section.

  1. Change the Layout and Design
  2. Highlight Most Popular Posts
  3. Add Video Blog Entries
  4. Add Beginner Level Tutorials on Various Topics That I Write About
  5. Add Beginner Level Video Tutorials
  6. Write More Detail About my Businesses
  7. Write more series like “Ways to Make Money Online” Series
  8. Post More Frequently 2-3 Times a Day
  9. Post Longer More Detailed Posts
  10. Add More Writers
  11. Review more Internet Marketing Products/Ebooks
  12. Add Guest Interviews

I would love to hear from you, so please let me know what you would like to see added to this blog. Your opinion will definitely affect the direction of this blog.


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4 Responses to “Site Revamp”

  1. Darren on November 16th, 2006 6:36 pm

    I think the best way to be remarkable in this niche is to offer something more useful than what most others have. Don’t just post links to WordPress plugins, internet marketing ebooks, etc. Don’t just give really basic advice like “blog regularly, use trackbacks, write top-ten lists, choose a topic you love, experiment with Adsense placement/colors, blah, blah, blah”.

    The posts of yours that I really, really like are the ones where you give details. I like to read about actual projects, what was involved, how things worked out, what you’d do differently next time. And real numbers are great – how much traffic you got, how much turnover/profit the project brought in, what it cost you in dollars and in hours. Those are also the posts I enjoy over on ProBlogger.

    If most of your posts are about the same plugins/products/ebooks/courses/sites that everyone else is covering, then you’re just cluttering up my RSS reader and I’m going to skip your posts because I’ve already seen it everywhere else. Eventually I’ll probably unsubscribe to try to reduce the duplication and sheer volume of incoming posts.

    You can still talk about the same new products etc as everyone else, but rather than just announcing them and linking to them, show your readers how you’re using them yourself. Tell us how they helped you, how they made a difference in your business, and describe exactly what we can expect to get out of them. Day-by-day case studies are great, and they’ll get me clicking back every morning for the next update.

    If your posts are unique, informative, detailed, and based in real-world experience, I’ll read every single one of them. I don’t care if you only post once or twice a week, you’ll stay in my “useful feeds” list.

    I hope this helps!

  2. George Manty on November 16th, 2006 9:51 pm

    Interesting. It does help some. I have to say that I see more traffic from posting more often, however I do think you are much more likely to get repeat traffic because of quality.

    I may write about this tomorrow.

  3. Darren on November 17th, 2006 2:16 am

    I’m not sure if it came across in my comment above, but I do think you’re doing a pretty good job of differentiating yourself from most of the other “make money online” sites/blogs. Your articles are useful, interesting, and thought provoking. I especially love reading the ones where you talk about specific results, or strategies for new or existing sites.

    It might take some time, but cream always rises to the top and I think you’ll continue to enjoy growing traffic. One of these days one of your articles will go viral and you’ll really take off!

  4. George Manty on November 17th, 2006 7:19 am

    Thank you for the kind words.





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