My Kindle Books
I have now released several webmaster-related Kindle books following Geoff Shaw’s excellent Kindling Training. You can read my review of that course here.
One question I get asked by subscribers of my newsletter is whether or not I have different formats other than Kindle, as they don’t own a Kindle device. The good news is you don’t have to own a Kindle, as you can read books on PCs, Macs, Smartphones, tablets, etc. If you want more details on this, read my “No Kindle? No Problem!” article.
These book covers will take you to the book on Amazon.
For the last few years, I’ve used a tool called Smart Draw for a lot of images that I use on my websites and in my books & PDFs. However, something happened in the last week that made me look elsewhere – I had to buy a new laptop. My old laptop hadn’t completely fallen apart, but it was certainly giving me more blue screens of death and load times were painful. I’d had that trusty laptop for several years and it had never let me down, so it was sad saying goodbye to my old friend. However, what happened next just added salt to my wounds. I obviously had to install all of the software onto my new machine. In 99% of cases, this wasn’t a problem. Where there were license issues (installing the same license on another machine), vendors sorted this out for me, in many cases issuing a new license number. However, I searched high and low for my download of Smart Draw, but could not find it.
I am always on the lookout for new Kindle publishing tips as I continue with my own “side-career” as an author on Amazon Kindle. I currently have 7 books on sale now, with an 8th one that is a “bundle” containing both of my SEO books as a single, cheaper download. Anything that can help me better promote these (and future) books is worth investing in.
I cannot remember where I heard about the Kindle Bestsellers Secrets course by Derek Doepker, but I nearly didn’t buy it because it is being sold on the Warrior Forum. Ever since Clickbank tightened its regulations, there seems to be more and more crap appearing over on the Warrior forum.
In this issue:
1. A Couple of Useful WordPress Plugins
2. Email Software (and problems with Avast 8.0)
3. Diagrams, Mind Maps and More
4. Kindle Bestsellers Secrets
5. Both SEO Books in a Single Volume
A mixed bag of stuff for you in this newsletter. Three of the articles have been inspired by problems I’ve encountered in the last couple of weeks.
Affiliate Site Autopsy – Why Did These Affiliate Sites Get Hit?
Using my own system of critiquing client websites, I check out 5 affiliate sites that got busted by Panda. All 5 webmasters told me they believed their site was quality and wrongly penalized. My critiques say something else. Use the same system I use to help fix up your own websites.
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Free Creating Fat Content Course
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Google Authority Sets
In Google Authority Sets, you’ll learn that your competition is actually a lot less than you think. Google only rank around 400-1000 pages for any keyword term, and what some people might find surprising is that all of these ranked pages have something in common. Read “Google Authority Sets” to find out what that common denominator is, and how you can make sure your web pages have the greatest chance of ranking in Google.
Ranking Without Page Rank or Links
If you have read my Google Authority Sets eBook, you may still have a number of questions. To answer the questions I received, I wrote another eBook, called Ranking Without Page Rank or Links. In this eBook, I look at several of my pages on an old website of mine, and show their rankings. This site hasn’t had a lot of link building, yet in many cases, my pages outrank competitor pages that have higher Page Rank and more backlinks. In the eBook, I try to explain how this is possible, and how you can achieve maximum punch with less effort.