Introduction Thread #2

It turns out the Drupal setup for comments per page leaves the maximum at 300, and our original introduction thread exceeded it is time for a new one. :)

Who are you? What do you do?

Published: March 17, 2008 by Aaron Wall in internet

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March 17, 2008 - 8:31am

Hi Aaron, I'm Raja Sekharan. I am a Computer Engineering student in India. Apart from academics, I create membership sites on various creative education topics. I author a blog on outsourcing. In my freetime, I develop extensions for drupal and firefox.

September 15, 2008 - 2:04am

I am Matt from Like anyone else, we are always looking for the latest info on natural SEO techniques and resources, and you are a great source of valuable information. Thanks for all the informative stuff you've assembled here. This blog rocks!

Check out for the internet's premier custom term papers. Find us on the first page of google for "non-plagiarized papers" and "college help services."

Charlie Peace
May 11, 2009 - 4:13pm

Just joined seobook. What I've seen so far looks great. After 25 years in marketing communicatons I'm looking forwards to learning something new.

March 17, 2008 - 8:55am
March 17, 2008 - 10:18pm

Hi Raja
I think Drupal and Firefox are both awesome projects to be building...both growing like weeds.

Honestly it is not that hard to get in Wikipedia. You only need a couple press mentions then be critical of the Wikipedia and they list you. ;)

May 11, 2009 - 5:32pm

It is actually pretty easy to get listed in Wikipedia if you...

  • are an online marketer
  • that knows marketing pretty well
  • and who is quite vocal and critical of Wikipedia


March 17, 2008 - 9:55am

Hi Aaron,

I'm Kristy. A single mom, who has a lil ole website where I sell macrame hemp jewelry.
Been a reader for a short while, and really enjoy your blog!

March 17, 2008 - 10:20pm

Hi Kristy.
Thanks for reading the site and saying hi. :)

March 17, 2008 - 10:45am

Hi Aaron, I am Alfredo, a Filipino, working as an SEO Specialist for Promotional Products Company at night and a Web Designer for an Australian Client by day. I work 13 hours a day and I maintain several personal websites on various topics. Hope to see you in person on the next SEMCon :)

March 17, 2008 - 10:20pm

Hi Alfredo
My wife is Filipina, originally from Manila. Hope to see you at a conference too. :)

March 17, 2008 - 10:55am

Hi Aaron

I'm Matthew from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. I run a double glazing window manufacturing company with around 120 staff.

I'm trying to bring our company into the 21st Century, and ensure our company's presense online is as strong as it can be.

I always read your posts for ideas and advice.



March 17, 2008 - 10:21pm

I think I remember a cat video from chatting in the past. Thanks for reading and saying hi Matthew.
March 17, 2008 - 1:28pm

Hey Aaron,

I'm Satish, 24 years old and i live near Amsterdam. I met Mike Dammann in Amsterdam who was doing SEO a few years ago, he told me what SEO was and kinda got my attention.

Do you know him? He now lives in Costa Rica as far is i know. Selling houses, since anyone there can sell houses without papers (excluding paper money).

Anyway; I have my own IT business, doing SEO, SEA and Webdesign, I also work for a cool company that advertises alot on the internet and i'm kinda the entrepreneur around the clock.

I have 2 weblog's and a syndication website. I started my first site about 8 years ago, which was a MP3 site and it ran quite well.

I use your site to stay at the top wave of SEO globally. Nothing matches it.


Satish Binda

March 17, 2008 - 10:26pm

Hi Satish
Thanks for the compliment.

Yes I know Mike. In fact he recently interviewed me.

Amsterdam has really yummie fruit yogurt drinks...or did when I was there anyhow. I also liked the Van Gogh museum and the HUGE park there a bunch too. :)

March 17, 2008 - 1:31pm

Hi... My name's Eric... And I'm full of ideas...! :)

March 17, 2008 - 10:22pm

Welcome to the site Eric. :)

March 17, 2008 - 3:16pm

My name is Kristina. I own an online lingerie boutique,, specializing in high-end intimates. I have owned the store for 3 years. We have incredible merchandise and getting the right traffic is important. My background is in sales and marketing so learning SEO is vital but the learning curve feels like it is straight up sometimes.
I just found your site and you may be my new hero and mentor. I am not a programmer, so some of the info is new and a bit over my head. I am determined to learn what I can. This site and the energy that you put into it is a great gift to all of us trying to achieve our own personal goals outside the "rat race".
Do you have a section for newbies or a progessive list of important tasks for seo?

March 17, 2008 - 10:30pm

Hi Kristina
Thanks for the kind comments. One of my wife's nicknames is Gigi. :)

March 17, 2008 - 4:47pm

Hey Aaron,

It's Gab Goldenberg - the guy who's always trying to speak to you on Google Chat! lol ;)

Anyways, I've been doing SEO for a little over two years now, 1.5 professionally. Your book was a huge help and continues to inspire me. The breadcrumb navigation I had done custom (the existing WordPress plugins are out of date/broken/unsupported properly) was because of your book's suggestion.

So things here are good... I spoke at SMX West recently, and got to meet Rand and a whole bunch of the folks I'm always chatting with online, but missed you unfortunately. Besides that, I've gone part time in school this year to do SEO more seriously and am loving it! Hoping to translate some of that money into affiliate sites now...

March 17, 2008 - 10:09pm

Thanks for commenting Gab. Yeah I am a bit burned out on chat I was a bit stressed with changing the business model and doing a lot of other stuff recently too. :)

Congrats on speaking so soon. There is lots of money in being one of the speakers if you leverage that. I have landed some HUGE clients that I didn't remember meeting because they met me at a conference.

March 17, 2008 - 4:56pm

I'm Chrissy and I'm the one-woman-show responsible for
I've been one of your subscribers for several months.

March 17, 2008 - 10:11pm

Hi Chrissy
Fun site design you have there. :)

March 17, 2008 - 5:14pm

Hi my name is Alex. I am a full time SEO at an agency and run a few websites for fun on the side. One of them is where I try to keep an eye out on Google and some of their monopolistic behavior.

I read your blog to help shape my view of where the internet is going. My goal is to eventually take the plunge into entrepreneurship and start a true value add entity.

March 17, 2008 - 10:07pm

Hi Alex
Thanks for commenting. Best of luck with taking the plunge when you are ready to!

March 17, 2008 - 7:29pm

I'm Chuck. I comment mostly over at SEOmoz, but have been reading your stuff for quite awhile. Now I'm trying to round out my commenting a bit more--you know--that whole social media thing.

March 17, 2008 - 10:05pm

Welcome to the site Chuck.
I used to moderate a number of forums when I first broke into the industry. Dabbling around in a few different places is a good way to get more exposure. :)

My biggest tips are generally:

  • participate where you really enjoy participating
  • to stick to sites where they are small enough that you can really break out and get noticed
  • start building up your own site right away such that you can build a bit of a following for when you launch a great idea you have a number of people who will help spread it fast and far

Nice avatar BTW. :)

Megan Carruth
March 17, 2008 - 9:48pm

Megan, 25 yrs, an online marketing consultant in Minneapolis/St.Paul.
I read your blog because it gets me thinking.

March 17, 2008 - 10:01pm

Thanks for reading Megan. :)

March 17, 2008 - 10:51pm

Hey Aaron,
Matt here... well, Burgo for most online profiles. South African currently residing in Australia, where I'm a full-time in house SEO. Have a few things going on the side, practising for the day when I can finally strut out on my own.

Thanks for the wealth of information that you've put at our fingertips!

March 17, 2008 - 10:58pm

Welcome to the site Matt. :)

March 18, 2008 - 2:23am

Hi Aaron,

I'm Michael Fridman and am in Australia, doing in-house online marketing for about 3 websites for 2 years -- also just started a blog of my own which I'm hoping to grow.

Been an avid reader of SEOBook for almost all the 2 years I've been in "the industry" -- thanks for the continuing insights!

March 18, 2008 - 2:35am

Thanks for saying hi and reading that long Michael. :)

March 18, 2008 - 3:16pm

Mr. Wall,

My name is Mike Shannon, I've been reading your on-line thoughts for about a year now, very good info, I've even had my employees read your book. I run a small SEM shop in San Diego, do a bit of development work and love to create special effects videos in my spare time.

Also wanted to ask you how you like drupal so far, I've been thinking of switching platforms for a few of my sites as wordpress seems a bit sluggish. Thanks.

March 18, 2008 - 9:31pm

Hi Mike
Welcome to the site. :)

I think by default Wordpress is faster than Drupal, but Drupal allows you to add in more deeper features for membership type sites and other cool stuff like that.

March 18, 2008 - 7:22pm

Hi Aaron,

My name is Hassan Aanbar and I am a Moroccan living in Ohio. I am currently going to school and in 4 months from now, I will become an in house SEO consultant at a Moroccan company.
I have been involved with internet marketing and SEO for about 3 years without ever producing something of value. I just started a bunch of blogs that will hopefully give more value to my resume. I've been reading your blog for about 6 months now and I have just purchased the SEO book. I honestly love it, Awesome Book with great information, very valuable.
And yes, I just have a lot of emphasis on value, because I created some crap websites in the past and now I want to make up for it.

March 18, 2008 - 9:32pm

Welcome to the site Hassan. Best of luck with the new job...I am sure you will do well with it. :)

March 18, 2008 - 7:58pm

Hi, Aaron,

I'm Ian Lowe and my business is Prodora Memories.

Although it's not promoted there at this time, I also do web design and help companies with Internet marketing.

I got the SEOBook about a year ago, and am looking forward to getting more involved in the community.

Thanks for the site, Aaron.

March 18, 2008 - 9:32pm

Welcome to the site Ian. Thanks for saying hi. :)

March 19, 2008 - 3:15am

My name is Darwin. I am currently experiencing life in Thailand. I travel, I write, I find ways to create income. I am one of the last souls to invest in SEOBook ebook.

March 19, 2008 - 6:25am

Welcome to the site Darwin. Thanks for dropping by to comment while on your travels, and thanks for buying SEO Book. :)

March 19, 2008 - 10:16pm

My name is Jaan Kanellis aka IncredibleHelp. I moderate at WebProWorld, but visit and participate on most all SEM forums and blogs. Been doing this since 1999 and still love it. Always dynamic and keeping each other on our toes.

March 19, 2008 - 10:44pm

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi Jaan...have seen you around on the forums a good bit :)

March 28, 2008 - 11:04am

Hi Aaron
My name is Michael and I have only discovered your site and services after buying Dan Cauldrons Niche Business Builder software and subsequently being referred on via links.
I'm a newbie having a crack at internet marketing - so it's all gobbledygook to me!

March 28, 2008 - 11:48am

Welcome to the site Michael. :)

March 28, 2008 - 1:47pm

Hello Aaron,

Just wanted to say thank you for the wealth of information. Most all of the research I do always points back to you and your associate.

I have read into some of your services. However, I am stuck. On one hand, I'll order when my business starts making money. But then I am really at, the business is not going to make any money unless I invest in this education. Any happy middle ground in your mind?

Thank you.

Michael J. Spindler

March 28, 2008 - 3:19pm

Hi Michael
I think the best investment you can ever make is in yourself and your education. And that is here or elsewhere. If our price seems steep to you then start learning some other web stuff the cluetrain manifesto, the purple cow, and don't make me think

March 29, 2008 - 5:05pm

Hi there!

I'm David, e-marketing consultant in Montreal, Quebec. I just finished reading the book "the world is flat", and I am definitely noticing a similar channel of thoughts on this blog, and how to be competitive in a ever-changing economy. Thank you for this great content, keep up the good work.

March 29, 2008 - 5:34pm

Welcome to the site David. :)

April 9, 2008 - 3:54am

Hello Everyone,

My name is Jason Hunter (no, not the Java Servlet Jason Hunter, the other one). Right now I'm working as a Web Developer for a company called UrbanMedia which specializes in websites for the Real Estate professionals.

I just recently rolled out an application utilizing PHP and Flash where the individual can create their own "Professional Virtual Tours" at though it is still in the Beta stage.

I have been keeping an eye on SEOBook off and on for a little over a year now, and it has helped me implement "best practices" for coding dynamic applications, though I haven't really done much true SEO. Never too late to get started though!

April 9, 2008 - 5:11pm

Welcome to the site Jason. :)

April 13, 2008 - 1:33pm

My name is Niraj and I have been a web producer/editor in India. Thanks for all the insights on, Aaron!

April 13, 2008 - 2:45pm

Welcome to the site Niraj. :)

April 14, 2008 - 12:00pm

Hello i am sushil new to seo.personally i want to learn seo completely but here(in my company) nobody help me to learn seo . so i hope you guys really help me to learn seo,by the way i am just starting seo and i have learn bookmarking,directory submission,forum post and of course article submission,so you guys tell me what is more in seo much then it.

April 18, 2008 - 8:36pm

I'm a web designer/developper in fort worth texas. Been reading your site and book for awhile. Thanks for all you do!

April 18, 2008 - 9:19pm

Hi Y'All

My name is Rick and feel free to ignore the Southern term, Y'All I'm a good ole Easterner from the Washington DC suburbs. I run a 2.5 year old nutrition supplement company that is mostly offline. Our principal channel is direct mail and we do some 28 minute long radio infomercials. About 10% of our revenues come form the internet.

With rising postage I want to expand my internet marketing efforts and look to this forum as a way to learn more. Feel free to check out my website at and give me your feedback.

April 18, 2008 - 11:12pm

Welcome to the site Rich. :)

We do many site reviews in our community forums, but I try not to do too many of them outside of it to make sure I have time to keep up with the forums and keep my other websites growing.

April 19, 2008 - 10:44am

im john paul from philippines . i have been to seo and website ranking .. i have websites containing adsense .. but i dont get much out of it .. i wonder why .. i hope i will be able to learn here and get at least $50 per day on Google adsense .. i will read all your posts here and videos .. i hope ill be able to make it ..

April 19, 2008 - 2:53pm

Hi John
Welcome to the website. This link should help you if you are big into AdSense

April 20, 2008 - 5:28pm

How can i obtain coupons for google adwords?

April 29, 2008 - 9:58am

Hi, My name is YEE from Malaysia. I am a web developer and I am new in SEO. Willing to learn SEO.

April 29, 2008 - 1:22pm

Welcome to the site YEE. :)

Sell Porn Make Money
May 1, 2008 - 9:36pm

Hey Aaron... Been visiting the blog for a while. Just decided to finally register. I love the info from this site. I am building a new site right now and look forward to getting great results. I am sure your knowledge will help me on my quest. Thanks

May 2, 2008 - 12:46am

Welcome to the site...unique username there, eh?

May 7, 2008 - 1:16am

Hey Aaron, I'm a college student at ITT-tech getting ready to graduate with my AA in Web-Design. I'm looking to learn more SEO techniques and link building structures. I just joined this site, and already I can see it's going to be a useful tool to have in my arsenal.

May 7, 2008 - 3:19pm

Welcome to the site Adam. :)

May 7, 2008 - 10:16am

Hi, I'm an online marketer based in London. We met briefly at Threadwatch years ago in Bishop's Stortford. I hope you are well, and I enjoy reading your blog.

May 7, 2008 - 3:19pm

Welcome to the site alchamyv. :)

May 16, 2008 - 12:18pm


I have a background in IT application development. I also have about 4 years of experience with affiliate marketing(I learnt the basics of PPC, article marketing and press releases promoting products as an affiliate), a niche ebook which ranks number 1 in google for the main keyword and SEO copywriting (I have a side business doing SEO copywriting for clients). I find myself increasingly fascinated with SEO. I have done some SEO for my own sites and I recently completed a course in SEM at an online training institution. The more I learn the more I realize there is to know.

I am now working for a large IT consulting company and I am hoping to introduce and promote SEO services within our organization and in turn to our clients. My challenge is that I need to learn SEO for corporate websites, many of which run on CMS platforms. Most SEO experts seem to have experience with small to medium businesses and I was looking for a membership site where I can learn and discuss SEO for large websites and for specific platforms and content management systems.

Since you, Aaron, are the author of the SEO book and almost synonymous with SEO, I consider you an authority on the subject and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on whether I can find what I am seeking here on your membership site.

May 16, 2008 - 5:16pm

Thanks for the kind words.

I have worked on some of the largest websites. Some of that experience is reflected in our training program, however every enterprise class website has unique issues which you spot during review, so some stuff is unique on each site.

May 20, 2008 - 1:44pm

Thanks for the response Aaron. We are going to make a bid presentation to a large corporation next week and the account manager is looking to push our SEO service as a key bid differentiator! I will be signing up at your membership site as soon as I post this message.

May 23, 2008 - 8:25am

Hello Aaron
I am new at this game and looking for SEO information. My blog is on household electrical repairs at

May 23, 2008 - 10:45am

Welcome to the community dirtracer

May 26, 2008 - 5:16am

after years of reading your site. By trade, I am a classically trained chef who also works on ranking travel related sites (and my own chef site).
I have been working as the Director of Interactive Marketing for an online company for the past few years but it seems that the allure of opening a restaurant was just too strong.
I am looking forward to many more good reads and checking out your new vids. Keep up the great work!

May 26, 2008 - 10:29am

Thanks for joining the site LinkBurro :)

May 27, 2008 - 1:33am

Hi Aaron

I am a freelance writer based in Australia. I hope to learn more about using SEO for my website, but also for my clients'.


May 27, 2008 - 12:14pm

Greetings. I would love to know what you make of this guy SEOMOZ

Cheers David (One but last of my posts)

May 29, 2008 - 12:38am

I'm a digital strategist for an ideas agency and publisher of a music magazine and website. Many thanks for the website and tools Aaron!

May 29, 2008 - 5:17am

Welcome to the site Mark :)

June 3, 2008 - 9:58pm

I'm a paid search & marketing analyst for a large retailer. I found this site and it really seems like a great community to join. I hope I can provide some helpful information in the discussions to make my membership valuable to all the other members.


June 4, 2008 - 12:41am

Thanks for signing up leb0wski

June 4, 2008 - 6:44pm

Hi Aaron. I've been doing websites for years but not much with SEO. Looking to get on the SEO train and learn from the one of the best. Great site and valuable information.

Pour some sugar on me!!


June 5, 2008 - 12:00am

Welcome to the site Ant :)

June 5, 2008 - 2:56pm

hi I am new about seo have to learn alot.

June 5, 2008 - 10:06pm

Welcome to the site fiony :)

June 6, 2008 - 6:16pm

Hello All,

I am new here on SEO book. Have known about this site for a while, but just now registered. I am looking to expand my SEO knowledge and what ever skills I presently have. I also hope I can one day offer my knowledge as a service.

If you click on my name, you will see a long BIO of myself.

Aaron, great site! and the About page on you, WOW!


June 7, 2008 - 12:22am

Welcome to the site Phil. :)

June 10, 2008 - 12:58pm

Hi, I'm Gail Cavanaugh and I have a credit card processing business. I sell credit card terminals, and do credit card processing analysis for business owners. I write a blog on credit card processing and am working on an MBA at Liberty University.

June 10, 2008 - 5:12pm

Welcome to the site Gail :)

June 13, 2008 - 4:59pm

I am Paul Nobles I own a site called and I also have software and a facebook app that will be coming out soon called Bluffware (it is currently in Beta). I spent a while trying to figure out SEO and did some basic stuff but as you can likely see AlwaysBluff is a mess. I am giving it another run soon here though so I am planning on actively seeking help and buying whatever training is available to me (hopefully there are videos).

June 13, 2008 - 11:23pm

Welcome to the site Paul. :)

July 1, 2008 - 9:30pm

well not much to me, have a few site that need SEO improvment... so Hello :-)

July 1, 2008 - 9:59pm

Welcome to the site Jeremy :)

July 7, 2008 - 3:49pm

Glad to be here. Aaron Wall is the shizzzzz!

July 7, 2008 - 4:34pm

thanks for joining Chris :)

July 15, 2008 - 3:44am


I'm glad to join your network. By the way I'm Rodney. I'm working as a Virtual Assistant and connected to a certain outsourcing company here in the Philippines.

I have lots of question related to SEO, hope you guys could help. Gonna keep in touch to this forum always.

July 15, 2008 - 8:15am

Welcome to the site Rodney.

July 21, 2008 - 10:02pm

Hi Aaron!

Great site, and I can see how it will help me learn this whole SEO thing. I'm sure there are many people in this community that would say SEO is really easy, but right now I'm a little overwhelmed.

Hoping a little education a la SEOBook will help my site reach #1 real soon!


July 22, 2008 - 8:33am

Welcome to the site Jeff. :)

August 3, 2008 - 9:47pm

My name is Joshua Keen...this is my first post here, obviously. I'm a real estate agent and I own and operate I've been a long time subscriber to your blog here and purchased your SEO book product a couple years back. Looking forward to digging a bit deeper into your materials here now.

August 3, 2008 - 10:45pm

Welcome to the site Joshua. :)

August 21, 2008 - 1:19am

Hi Aaron my name is Pap been reading your blog for long time just had change to sign up

August 21, 2008 - 5:00pm

Welcome to the site Pap :)

Calgary Real Estate
August 22, 2008 - 4:41pm

Hi Everyone, I thought I would join this forum to learn more about SEO for my real estate websites.

August 22, 2008 - 11:52pm

Welcome to the site real estate person from Calgary :)

August 25, 2008 - 10:53pm

Hi im new here hope we get along :D

August 26, 2008 - 12:16am

Welcome to the site seifer :)

September 2, 2008 - 5:31pm

Hey Aaron,

I am excited to dive in headfirst to learn all that I can about SEO from the best. Just purchased 50 Kick-A$$ Keyword Strategies and love it! Joining up here was the next step.

I manage a website for a team of Realtors and they are expecting big things.

Thanks for the opportunity!


September 3, 2008 - 2:46am

Thanks for buying the keyword strategy guide and for joining the site Lynn. :)

September 6, 2008 - 2:01am

Great information for SEO. I want to learn SEO. I believe this site will help me. My website is, trying to bring English, Chinese and Japanese speaker together help each other on parenting, learning.

September 6, 2008 - 10:20am

Welcome to the site Cana.

September 15, 2008 - 2:56pm

Hi Aaron,

I subscribe to a feed of your posts and have enjoyed your insights for over a year now.

I run 4 sites for our home-based web business, and have used much of the information and ideas you publish. The learning curve has been steep, and it often appears that different "experts" have conflicting "facts" about Google's ranking and results methodology.

Who really knows???

But your stuff is great. Thank you.

September 15, 2008 - 6:27pm

Welcome to the site PVC medical equipment. :)

Justin Seibert
September 17, 2008 - 1:52pm

Aaron -

Great idea on the introduction post as a way to build the community on your site. I'm the President of an internet marketing firm in West Virginia and have been following you around on twitter for a little while now. You have a lot of great stuff here that I look forward to reading and passing along - thanks for sharing it with the world.

September 17, 2008 - 2:31pm

Welcome to the site Justin. :)

October 21, 2008 - 9:16pm

Hi Aaron and everyone else.

I am a PC analyst for a very large company and run I finally decided to come here after reading many great things about your work.

It would be finally nice to see why I am not deveoloping well and to fanialy understand how all this works :)

Great Job.

October 22, 2008 - 3:29am

Welcome to the site CrazyBoyS. :)

October 24, 2008 - 11:21pm

I am Michael from Germany and a newby in this field. Besides computing I am into fineart photography.

October 25, 2008 - 9:02pm

Welcome to the site Michael. :)

October 26, 2008 - 2:56pm

What is a drupal? Am I supposed to know what it is?

October 26, 2008 - 3:22pm

Drupal is a content management system. Some people like it, but everyone has their own favorite publishing tools.

October 29, 2008 - 9:25pm

Hi Aaron!

My name is Andrew and I'm looking forward to improving my SEO skills and applying them to my Dubai property website...

October 29, 2008 - 9:53pm

Welcome to the site Andrew :)

Bureau 24
October 29, 2008 - 10:15pm

My name is Keenan and I am an I.T. Manager for a Las Vegas SEO company. I consult with my employer, run my own business and run a few websites across diverse interest.

October 29, 2008 - 10:38pm

Welcome to the site Keenan. :)

November 6, 2008 - 9:45am

I am from Northern Michigan, I have a small e-commerce store online that I have been struggling with for a few years now, I thought it was time for this old guy to start learning how SEO works. I learned about Seo-book from Fallon from Stompernet. I have heard great things about Seo-book. I am ready to lean. Allen

November 6, 2008 - 6:22pm

Welcome to the site Allen. :)

November 6, 2008 - 9:09pm

Hi there,

I have the toolbar, finally upon an update on browser I decided to investigate. I am a research buff, yes I love & devour information. I am unable to upgrade at this stage my business is new. I am at this time enjoying the videos & site content and loving it.

I am a Owner & Partner in some Business, with time limited I am looking to deeper methods to have long term ability with Marketing online.

Thankyou for being here.

November 6, 2008 - 9:24pm

Welcome to the site Lisa. :)

November 19, 2008 - 3:48pm

Hello Aaron, my name is Ali. I am an affiliate marketer, hoping to learn more about SEM and SEO and how to be a better webmaster in the near future. Looks like you've got a lot of helpful content here, so I'll be busy reading up on the articles.

November 19, 2008 - 7:59pm

Welcome to the site Ali. What vertical are you an affiliate manager in?

November 20, 2008 - 11:28am

Right now, mostly nutritional supplements and various health related products, but seeing as how the economy is getting pretty screwy I'm looking to try out other industries as well.

November 26, 2008 - 9:18pm

I'm interested in learning more about SEO

December 18, 2008 - 2:29pm

Hi Aaron,

My name is Bo, I am the R&D manager of a Danish on line marketing company. Main focus is SEO and SEM. I've been a frequent visitor on, and thought that now was the time to actually join.

December 19, 2008 - 6:20am

Welcome to the site Bo :)

December 29, 2008 - 4:07pm

Hi Aaron
first heard about you from B2evo, as that's the platform I use for my blog. And you are one of the 'geeks' who's settings we can use for SEO. :)

Been to SEOBook a few times and decided it was time to sign up and see if there's anything extra I can learn. Looking forward to trying to figure it out.


December 29, 2008 - 9:20pm

Welcome to the site San. Tell François I said hi :)

December 29, 2008 - 4:19pm

Hi Aaron,

My name is Elle, and I'm a Website Manager for a brand new startup. Although I'm under NDA, I can tell you that I manage websites whose domain names are, well...recycled, for lack of a better term.

My career extends from the Microsoft Network (now known as MSN) in the mid-90s, to, and on to media marketing companies, all the while learning about the Web and what makes it work -- from many perspectives. My mission in life is to understand what not only makes the web work, but what makes the Web work *well*. I'm a fan of Chip and Dan Heath (Made to Stick) and Steve Krug (Don't Make Me Think), whose ideas I try to apply whatever I do. This site will help to add depth to what I already know about SEO -- which isn't enough, in my opinion. Thanks for having such a great site, Aaron!


December 29, 2008 - 9:16pm

Welcome to the site Elle. Best of luck with the start up!

January 1, 2009 - 2:27am

I'm Daymon, owner of SEO has always perplexed me, though I've had my successes with it. Don't ask me how, because I'm not even sure myself :) I was offered a nice hunk of change for my old website, and am currently in the start up stages of this new one. The marketing and "SEO" techniques I used to use aren't as effective as they were when I had my old site, so I'm looking forward to learning something new here :)

January 1, 2009 - 4:18am

Welcome to the site Daymon :)

January 3, 2009 - 9:51pm

Hello Aaron,

I'm Jean-Michel, but let's make it Jim. I had my first experience with Mambo a few years ago, back in 2005 Last year, the mayor of my small village ask me to build a Web site which is I've then go for Joomla 1.5 and since then, I've spent most of my free time creating Joomla sites to help other peoples I knew. I really like a flexibility Joomla offers, it's simply fun.
I'm now interested in SEO techniques to give these sites a better visibility on the Web. Hope I will be learning nice things around here.
Kind regards,

January 3, 2009 - 9:55pm

Welcome to the site Jim :)

January 6, 2009 - 12:04am

Although I've been in the online marketing business for a number of years and have promoted myself as an SEO person, when I get to sites like this one I realize how much more I can learn.

My "specialty" is to help offline businesses use online marketing strategies more effectively - specifically to find their local target audience.

During the process I became real frustrated with what was out there that the average mom-and-pop could afford so I set out to create my own niche that they could use to find these all important prospects/customers. Recently finished, I am ready to put my product out to the US but have to now concentrate more on the SEO aspects.

The sites are called There is one for every state and they are free for use. If any of your people want to visit their state's site it's found at (If you think this was wrong to say this here, I understand if you want to delete this part. I didn't mean to make this a commercial but wanted you to know what I'm doing.)

I'll be joining your community in the next couple of days (as soon as I get back to the office). Keep up the great work and loook forward to using your talents to improve my rankings for all of my sites.

January 6, 2009 - 12:22am

Welcome to the site. :) Best of luck with your new sites!

January 7, 2009 - 5:39am

hi i`m rashid.
i`m newbie here.. so, could you all teach me about internet marketing.. please and TQ. :)

January 7, 2009 - 6:44am

Welcome to the site Rashid :)

January 16, 2009 - 9:04am

Hi all,

I am a new joiner here and joined with the hope that someone here will help me in learning SEO techniques as I find it very interesting and challenging.


January 16, 2009 - 5:08pm

Welcome to the site Judith :)

January 22, 2009 - 4:08pm

We use your site here at AppNet everyday. The tools you provide are invaluable to our job. We have tried other keyword tracking and suggestion tools in the past and have found yours to be the best and most accurate. In addition a couple of us have started using the new toolbar and as expected it is also an incredible tool. Thanks for all the good tools and information and keep up the good work.

Jesse Cox
Project Coordinator

January 22, 2009 - 8:54pm

Welcome to the site Jesse :)

January 28, 2009 - 11:37pm

Hi, Aaron. Name's Ross, I've been in Australia three years now, tidying up a few economic and financial strands before heading back home to New Zealand. The past month has given me much food for thought, particularly for re-igniting my passion for networking.
Introduced to an online club I have since investigated more networking/business sites in the past two weeks than the previous three years.
Always looking out for optimisation so it's time to get back in the game and learn something new, again. Yours seems to have high kudos so I feel I'm in good company.
Right now I'm driving a taxi, simply to avoid working and to gain air-con in the heat. In NZ I moved in commission sales industries, though it was always a struggle.
The ability now to build a secure financial base has opened the door on a small business idea, not to mention an explosion of possibilities, in other areas, capable with effective networking sites such as these.
2009 looks to be a great year.

January 29, 2009 - 1:20am

Welcome to the site Ross. :)

Dana Lookadoo
February 9, 2009 - 7:01pm

Wanted to say "hi" and thanks to Aaron and all the contributors for providing rock-solid SEO resources, tools and overall marketing principles.

I've been in the industry for a while and finally asked myself why I have not joined SEO Book. Answer was "just go sign up now and stop missing out!"

February 9, 2009 - 10:34pm

Welcome to the site Dana. Thanks for registering :)

February 10, 2009 - 7:42pm

Hi Aaron...
About 9 months ago, my company handed me the reins of their SEO project, after our previous SEO firm simply stopped working on our account (but still kept taking our money). They asked me to learn as much as I could about the topic, and wanted me to choose a book to start with. I did some serious research, and ended up deciding that your SEO Book would get me the info I needed to get up and running fast. Thanks for getting me started on this fascinating journey... I look forward to learning more from the community you've developed here.

February 10, 2009 - 7:47pm

Thanks for signing up and welcome to the site :)

February 15, 2009 - 5:48pm

Hi Aaron,

I'm a restaurant manager and enjoy making websites in my spare time. I have around 12 now and a new one in the making.
I have a some success and earn a little along the way. I enjoy learning and thought I could learn some new things from you and your community here.

February 15, 2009 - 8:13pm

Thanks for signing up Janey :)

February 18, 2009 - 10:54am

I am Shruti from India. I am a counselor and training cordinator in a corporate training institute. I am learning SEO. I must have to say that I get a lot of knowledge with this site. Thanks.

February 18, 2009 - 4:02pm

Welcome to the site Shruti :)

February 22, 2009 - 1:27am

Hey Aaron,

Just registered to see what's going on these days. I took some time off from "the game" and am kicking around a few new projects. I heard allot of great things about your new format here and figured I'd take a peek.


February 22, 2009 - 2:26am

Welcome to the site Darren. :) Long time no chat!

February 23, 2009 - 4:04am

I am a niche blogger who is desperately trying to learn SEO because everything I touch is destined to drop down the rankings!

February 23, 2009 - 4:34am

Welcome to the site Tom. You may want to check out the Blogger's Guide to SEO.

February 23, 2009 - 4:38am

I am Al Gorgon from Dubai.

February 23, 2009 - 8:04pm

Welcome to the site Al Gorgon. :)

Arindam Mitra
February 23, 2009 - 7:20am

This is Arindam aka arin2u from Kolkata, India. This is my blog . 7 days quick SEO learning tutorial impressed me and I joined here. I'm a regular follower of SEOBOOK. I use its keyword and backlink analyzer tool regularly.

February 23, 2009 - 8:05pm

Welcome to the site Arindam :)

February 23, 2009 - 11:12am

I am new to SEO, I would like to do information products and use SEO to market them. I came to this forum to learn the tips and tricks

February 23, 2009 - 8:04pm

Welcome to the site Sayaadri. :)

February 24, 2009 - 2:56am

I am a freelance writer.

February 24, 2009 - 6:49am

Welcome to the site RJMedak :)

February 24, 2009 - 9:02am

I am a web marketer working for a startup company in Japan. I know Aaaron you are well known in the industry, and I appreciate you posting good articles here at SEOBOOK. Right now I am still debating whether if I should sign up to become a regular member on the forum (100 bucks per month is kinda a big deal for me). I'm not very clear with the instruction, so how can I get a free trial?

thank you

February 24, 2009 - 9:14am

I don't offer free trials anymore as we are closing in on our membership limit, and won't be accepting any more paid members soon either.

February 24, 2009 - 10:01am

well, sorry I was wrong then. I thought the 7 days free course is "the free trial."

February 24, 2009 - 12:15pm should be able to sign up for that course here

February 24, 2009 - 4:07pm

I'm starting an interactive web advertising company with my wife. I'm here to see what I can learn that might help us drive traffic to our website.

February 24, 2009 - 4:08pm

Hi Aaron / all,

Been reading your blog for a while and using some of your tools. I manage a couple of sites, the most prominent being a lingerie site in the UK -

Would be interested in any feedback the worldly wise SEO community has for me on that site :-)

February 24, 2009 - 8:55pm

Welcome to the site :)

February 24, 2009 - 9:15pm

I am the owner of a company that provides small business owners the opportunity to leverage internet technologies in their business.

I truly value the information you provide!

February 24, 2009 - 9:57pm

Welcome to the site jlheiden :)

February 25, 2009 - 9:22am

I've just downloaded the rank checker tool - it is EXACTLY what I've been searching for - and how i found this site.

I work with business's (mainly in Australia) helping them improve their rankings in the search engines and have had great success - but the reporting has always been a pain. This tool is going to save me SO much time - I look forward to exploring this site some more.


February 25, 2009 - 11:27am

Hi Lesley
Welcome to the site. :) We have a lot of great Australian SEOs inside our forums.

Glad you like the rank checker!

February 25, 2009 - 2:37pm

Hi Aaron,

I'm Olly, or the_guv from, a web & content producer, and a blogger about a way wider web experience.

Naturally I'm keen to build hits to shore up my userbase and convert some extra biz.

Nice-looking site, BTW! Now I'm off to explore...

February 25, 2009 - 3:19pm

Welcome to the site Olly :)

February 25, 2009 - 7:13pm

I'm excited to get my hands on all this material! Our site is doing well in terms of long-tail organic traffic but we can always learn and improve.

Looking forward to learning from the community. Feel free to ask me any questions!


Sheryl Loch
February 25, 2009 - 10:59pm

Hello Aaron,
I am in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I stay at home and homeschool my youngest daughter. She is 14 y/o and has 2 blogs. She and I together are trying to learn as much as possible about having an online business so, she will never need to flip burgers. Our goal is that she and I can earn money without worrying about some of the problems that are plaguing the area economy.

SEO is a bit overwhelming at times but, we just make our mistakes and try again. LOL!

You keep writing and we'll keep trying.

February 26, 2009 - 4:35am

Welcome to the site Sheryl :)

Coretta Jackson
February 26, 2009 - 8:09am

Hi Aaron!

I am here to be a sponge. I understand SEO basics...and I need to improve link building, etc. Search Engine Marketing has my complete attention---

Thank you for offering this free's rough out here!(smile)

Coretta Jackson, MBA, Marketing


February 26, 2009 - 8:30am

Welcome to the site Coretta :)

February 26, 2009 - 2:41pm

I am Bill, and am the sole physician in an ophthalmology practice in Michigan. I have been link building on my own to increase rankings, using rank checker to see the results. Always looking to learn more!

February 26, 2009 - 3:23pm

Welcome to the site Bill. :)

February 26, 2009 - 4:18pm


I am Adnan Ali from Lahore, Pakistan. I am an Founder / CEO at ClickChain Pvt. Limited ( which is an internet business value chain company.

I am also Assistant Professor (Information Systems) at University of Management & Technology in Pakistan.

February 26, 2009 - 8:33pm

Welcome to the site Adnan :)

February 27, 2009 - 3:48pm

I'm new to the site and look forward to finding some great info!

February 27, 2009 - 6:15pm

Welcome to the site msgn :)

February 28, 2009 - 2:12pm

Im Rajesh working as E-business Executive in Trusted Properties,Chennai, India. i have 3+ yr experience in SEO & SEM.

February 28, 2009 - 5:15pm

Welcome to the site Rajesh :)

March 1, 2009 - 11:23pm

I run a "small" online store together with my wife. We love it been self employed and independent.
I already found some valuable information in the training videos and in the forum and I try to apply the newly gained knowledge to our e-commerce site.

I would love to see a audio version (iTunes) of your SEO Book so I can listen to it while away from the computer.

March 2, 2009 - 1:05pm

Welcome to the site anubis. :)

The audio-book might be a good idea...though I would need someone other than me to read it, as I have a hard time reading a piece of work for more than 15 minutes or so...and I find it even harder to read my own work for a long time.

sam sall
March 2, 2009 - 6:46pm

I'm sam ..I'm interested to learn about the ways to monetize websites blogs also to learn about online business
and looking forward to find my quest here

March 2, 2009 - 7:27pm

Welcome to the site Sam. :)

For starters you may want to check out the Blogger's Guide to SEO.

March 3, 2009 - 1:58am

Aaron, I have been a php developer for many years and now a webmaster of a healthcare database. I would like to learn how to get all my sites some top ranking. I wish to learn the secrets of the jedi masters of SEO. Though it may be a long journey, I am prepared to go the distance. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to gleam some of your vast knowledge.


March 3, 2009 - 3:49am

Welcome to the site Chris :)

March 3, 2009 - 4:46am

In my role as business development for a small SEM firm, it is my responsibility to set client expectations and campaign strategy. I'm excited to learn more so I can better serve my clients.

March 3, 2009 - 5:20am

Welcome to the site jmoreau :)

Ganesh Srinivas
March 3, 2009 - 2:16pm

Hi there. My name is Ganesh. I'm a school student from India. When I'm not busy with my homework and studies, I usually spend my time building websites and managing them. I firmly believe that it is necessary to have good and reliable content in order to be ranked in search engines. I'm not an SEO professional, so I'm always ready to learn more.

March 3, 2009 - 3:12pm

Welcome to the site Ganesh :)

March 3, 2009 - 11:42pm


I'm a 17-year-old from Iceland. I have been making websites since I was 13 but only discovered the possibilities of making money through websites last summer ( thanks to Donny Ouyang ).

This May I will be launching my first 'profit project' which I already started preparing a while ago. I will have low $x,xxx budget and wish to learn everything I can before I actually start using the money ( I'm currently just developing the project offline ). I hope I've come to the right place :-).

I'm currently only running one website which is of course a non-profit project: malesopranos dot com ( baroque music site ).

March 4, 2009 - 12:46am

Welcome to the site Soprano :)

March 6, 2009 - 8:01pm

Hello Aaron. Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Matthew Wayne Selznick. I'm an author, podcaster, and social media consultant mostly working with other authors and creative people to help build their audiences and personal brands.

Since 1985, I've been creating and producing music, print and online periodicals and fiction according to my own interpretation of the DIY ethic. These principles led me to become one of the first podcasters in October of 2004 and one of the first podcast novelists a year later. Today, the DIY ethic informs my approach to social media.

A recognized authority in podcasting, I've been featured in "Tricks of the Podcasting Masters" (QUE) and other books and publications. I've spoken about new media and creative endeavors at the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo as well as at Dragon*Con, BaltiCon, PodCamp West and several regional hobbyist groups. The podcast edition of my first book, "Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era" is a world-wide fan favorite in the top ten at for more than three years running.

In November of 2005, "Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era" became the first novel with an initial simultaneous release in print, several DRM-free e-book formats and free podcast editions. MP3 Audio CD, Kindle, iPhone and a new print edition from Swarm Press followed. Entirely driven by social media both online and off, the book enjoys a worldwide audience in excess of 30,000 fans and was an Top 100 Bestseller -- accomplishments that would have been highly unlikely for a first-time author using traditional publishing and marketing channels.

Today, in addition to continuing to offer my own fiction, music and other creative content in a variety of media, I work with new and established authors and other creative people to improve their online presence and build their personal brand. Recently, I was part of the team that conceived and executed a promotional campaign that pushed Random House author Scott Sigler onto the New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list, making him the first author to do so thanks to social media techniques.

Thanks again for the opportunity!


Matthew Wayne Selznick

March 6, 2009 - 10:25pm

Cool marketing strategies there Matthew. Welcome to the site :)

just Guido
March 7, 2009 - 8:45am

Aaron, you do some great stuff. Love it all.

But I will start killing a puppy every time that #@%#&%$#!% pop-up for the training course comes up on your website.

I feel better now. Thanks. ;-)

March 7, 2009 - 12:17pm

Welcome to the site just Guido...btw our puppy just whined for attention...about to go say hi to her :)

March 9, 2009 - 6:49pm

Ran a blog for a year without any seo, well wndered where i was going wrong.

I got recommended by someone who found success with seo, I have been picking up a few tricks but I really need to move quickly.

I am ready to learn by experimenting.

Aaron Enjoyed your interview with Eli from Blueseo.

March 10, 2009 - 9:15am

Welcome to the site speakout. :)

March 9, 2009 - 7:29pm

Hi Aaron,
I am delighted to be a part of your wonderful site, I am a copy-writer, and look forward to read and share all about SEO writing through your website.

Thanks and warm regards,


March 10, 2009 - 9:14am

Welcome to the site Raj :)

David Fardon
March 10, 2009 - 9:26pm

Hi Aaron,

I enjoyed the SEOBook and learnt a lot, knowledge which I use for my job in marketing luxury hotels, and now I run a small business part time doing the same kind of thing for lower level independent properties - hotels, bed and breakfats, etc.



March 10, 2009 - 11:06pm

Welcome to the site David :)

March 16, 2009 - 10:21am


I am very new to this world. Hope to learn a lot here.

Thx :)


March 16, 2009 - 3:16pm

Welcome to the site Kris :)

March 16, 2009 - 2:42pm

Hi, I am ashraf. This is a good site. I have just started to explore it.


March 16, 2009 - 5:26pm


I'm Gareth, a UK based marketing manager currently working on B2B content based sites.

I think that product based SEO seems quite well documented but publishing a little less so.

I'm enjoying managing SEO within a marketing context. It's all pretty holistic from what I can tell.

I look fwd to getting some great insights from the community.


March 17, 2009 - 12:10am

Welcome to the site Gareth :)

March 16, 2009 - 11:07pm

Hi Aaron,

I've anonymously visited your site for some time and appreciate all the great tools & content you have to offer.

I own a web design & online marketing company in Ohio, and we have our own CMS that has performed very well in search engines for our clients.

I'm now registering, and will probably join up.

Thanks for the good stuff.

March 17, 2009 - 12:05am

Welcome to the site Jeremy :)

March 17, 2009 - 6:45am

Hi Everyone,
I'm Jeremy Brooks, an e-commerce consultant in Austin, Tx. I've been successfully free of cubical prison for the last two years and have been in the biz professionally since 2003. Aaron, I've read your work off an on for years...
Haven't posted much though. I think it's time I change that.

Jeremy Brooks

March 17, 2009 - 5:46pm

hi there

im Adam from Bright Spark Systems in the uk and am trying to get a handle on all this.

March 17, 2009 - 6:37pm

Welcome to the site Adam :)

March 19, 2009 - 1:56am

Yes, I am from Austin, but I wasn't at SXSWi. Too expensive, and the kids are on spring break so lots to do with them. Good meeting everybody!

March 19, 2009 - 1:58am

I apologize, I was scant on details and didn't address this to Aaron.

Hey Aaron, my name is Fernando and I'm an "in-between" jobs software sales guy. I started a blog while I was employed at my last company and got a good taste for SEO there, but am excited to join this community!

March 19, 2009 - 2:54am

Welcome to the site Fernando :)

March 20, 2009 - 1:24pm

Hi Aaron,

My name is Dennis and I manage a free press release site called which is just a few months new. I've been trying to promote the site on my own which is what led me here and I should say that you have some great articles and videos for a marketing newbie. I do have a question that has to do with Google backlinks: I know I have some backlinks out there but my Google PR is still 0 - is this because my site is new and Google wants to see a history or does it have to do with the fact that the sites with backlinks have a PR < 4?

Anyway, great site. Keep up the good work.

Dennis VB

March 20, 2009 - 6:43pm

Hi Dennis
Welcome to the site. The short answer to your question is that the Google Toolbar provides garbage incorrect data, particularly for new websites. More background on that here.

March 20, 2009 - 7:16pm

Hi Aaron,

I'm in Toronto and have come here looking for ways to improve rank and increase traffic. Have a technical background (used to be a router geek) but a novice at SEO (hoping to change that)

March 20, 2009 - 8:24pm

Welcome to the site maxmax :)

March 20, 2009 - 7:22pm

I am launching a new site/product, we've got some good copy now we just need to get the traffic to see it and that's what I hope to learn

March 22, 2009 - 1:06pm

Hi Aaron,

My name is Herman. I live in Leidschendam (near The Hague) in the Netherlands and work as a Content Producer/Projects Manager @ Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB. I also have a small
freelance business in copywriting. I'm a relative novice
at SEO and hope to change that.

Have a nice day!

March 23, 2009 - 9:24am

Welcome to the site Herman :)

March 23, 2009 - 11:26pm

Really not to technical, but found this interesting and thought I would check it out and learn more. Thanks Aaron, glad to learn from you and everyone else. Rene

March 24, 2009 - 3:56am

Welcome to the site Rene :)

March 25, 2009 - 3:09am

Hi Aaron, my name is Maarten Van Ruitenburg, I have been involved with web development for the last 9 years. Looks like a promising website. I am especially looking for information how to increase incoming links (without blog commenting)

March 25, 2009 - 1:11pm

Welcome to the site Maarten :)

March 26, 2009 - 2:47am

Hello Aaron, my name is Heath Clark. I having been developing web-based applications for a year or so and hope to use your information to increase my traffic and conversion rates.

March 26, 2009 - 6:52am

Welcome to the site Heath :)

March 28, 2009 - 12:05pm

My name is Emmanuel Mba from Toronto Canada. Just signed in and very anxious to meet new friends.
I am an internet marketer for the past three years. Love affiliate marketing, blogging and current health issues.
Looking forward to meeting some of you soon.

March 28, 2009 - 5:55pm

Welcome to the site Emmanuel

March 28, 2009 - 2:04pm

Hi everyone.

I'm rorie and I have been drawn into SEO whilst trying to make sure my wife's new cake biz ( ranks properly.

I love the lack of ego here, it's really refreshing!



March 28, 2009 - 5:55pm

Welcome to the site Rorie :)

March 28, 2009 - 4:37pm

Hi Aaron,
I'm Daniele from Italy, I'm a web designer, blogger, writer, cartoonist and SEO fan.

I follow several not italian blogs and forums and I learn a lot about SEO, copywriting and blogging.

March 28, 2009 - 5:54pm

Welcome to the site Daniele :)

March 28, 2009 - 6:59pm

Hi Everybody!

I'm brand new to SEO. The amount of quality content you have on here is overwhelming but I'm excited to learn from and with all the great folks here. Aaron, you're a rock star! Thank you for your passion and commitment to this fantastic site.

March 28, 2009 - 9:43pm

Welcome to the site Chrisw :)

March 30, 2009 - 5:49am

I'm an old dog but in time I intend to learn niche marketing inside out. I need to learn all the SEO I can as soon as I can to really have a hope of success as a niche marketer.

I need to make money marketing ASAP, so I am a motivated guy. I will pay for help as I can.

April 5, 2009 - 6:18pm

I realize Im overdoing the replying to other peoples' posts thing a bit now (I promise Ill stop ;-)), but I feel like addressing this one:

If you need to make money ASAP, SEO might dissappoint you a bit, because it's not a quick process (even for somebody who already knows it all). People say SEO is a marathon not a sprint, which might sound cheesy, but it's somewhat true. If your site is completely new you shouldn't expect anything major traffic-wise during the first year.

SEO is definitely worth it, though...and youre at one of the best places on the internet to learn about it here...but if you need to make money ASAP (within your first year), you might want to consider trying to get some kind of other job on the side that pays the bills until your niche marketing projects pay for you (because chances are you wont make much money from it during your first year or so).

April 7, 2009 - 12:15pm


I understand that niche marketing in general is like long range marathon, much like a baseball season compared to a football season.

I need money ASAP because I want it ASAP. ASAP should be take literally for as soon as possible. In the case of niche marketing, 'soon' may not come for a while.

I really appreciate your pitching in to set me straight, in the event I was off course, on the realities of internet marketing.

For some people 'soon' comes sooner and for some it comes later.

Vielen Dank, mensch.

March 30, 2009 - 6:32pm

Welcome to the site lawrenceae. Best of luck with your business!

March 31, 2009 - 9:10am

Hey Aaron,

Martin here...

Studying multimedia design and communication at Aarhus Technical College in Denmark. Specializing in SEO. Didn't know a single thing about SEO one month ago. Already feel knowledgable after reading the Beginner's Guide and browsing through the SEOmoz site ^^

Hope to get even stronger with your help

March 31, 2009 - 5:19pm

Welcome to the site Martin.

You may also want to check out our SEO Basics Knol.

April 2, 2009 - 4:21pm

Hi, I'm Matias Baldanza, from Argentina.

For the past two years I've been freelancing part-time as a coder-for-hire, working mostly for web designers.

Now I'm starting to dip my toes in web design, and though I have a few notions of SEO, there's a lot of ground for me to cover :-)

I look forward to meeting people and gaining the knowledge I need here.

April 2, 2009 - 10:21pm

Welcome to the site Matias :)

April 2, 2009 - 8:19pm

Hey Aaron, I'm Beth from Chicago.

I've been working in web design since about 1996, and have been focusing the last few years on SEO and usability.

While all my friends have moved on to the exciting world of social networks and mobile marketing, I've stayed in the SEO/SEM realm, realizing that if I'm not climbing the search results ladder, someone else is.

Working in B2B industrial products marketing, so the fancy new Web 2.0 (uggggh!!!!) stuff doesn't necessarily apply to my customers. Figured I should look to the web world for the training and tips I can't get in my own company.

Can't wait to pick up a few slick ones here.

April 2, 2009 - 10:21pm

Welcome to the site Beth :)

April 3, 2009 - 8:59pm

Hi, I'm Uwe from Germany,

Call me Fritz, thats my lastname and far easier for english speaker.
I'm working as a programmer since '82. Today I focus on Web-Apps based on PHP/MySQL and IBM Lotus Domino. I have several german Sites up and running. I'm allways looking for new information.

April 5, 2009 - 6:08pm

Hi Uwe,

I'm from Germany, too (Nürnberg area)...I can tell you if you're trying to learn about SEO this site is a great ressource ;-).

April 4, 2009 - 11:44am

Welcome to the site Fritz :)

April 4, 2009 - 5:16pm

Hi there, my name is Jim Morrison, my company is WasabeMedia based in Amsterdam an Anglo-Dutch venture, we have have developed a inovative automatic ad placing system not too disimiliar to Adwords only it's organic, relevant and content rich and is sustainable if you want to maintain page 1 ranking.We are looking for SEO people who want to look at our stuff and possibly JV/Partner with us in Europe and USA.

Jim Morrison

April 5, 2009 - 10:06pm

Welcome to the site Jim :)

April 6, 2009 - 9:52am

Hi there,

My name is David I am from Singapore and I came upon your site through Andrew Wee. I am a full time Swim Coach and Trainer in the Making.

I introduce Fishlike Swimming to the masses which usually only caters to the upper class family. I am the only public swim coach that teaches learn to swim program from basic breaststroke to butterfly all without the use of any floating aid. i.e. kickboard, armfloat, noodle. From age 4 to 40 years of age they are taught without the need of a kickboard.

I am here because I want to scale my expertise to new heights and new region. I am unable to make know of my expertise to 4.3 million Singaporeans so I shall make use the Internet to cater to Internet Savy parents so that they too could teach their child how to swim the fun and easy way.

And that is why I am here. I just need help in create a smashing informative blog so that I can cater to my exisiting parents and new parents. I just need direction and help.


April 6, 2009 - 10:26am

Welcome to the site David. If you are setting up a blog in particular make sure to check out The Blogger's Guide to SEO.

April 14, 2009 - 12:36pm

Hi Aaron.

My name in Jayson but prefer to be called Jayse.

I am from Portland, Victoria, Australia and I am just starting a Web Design and Web Hosting Business from home and have joined SEO Training to learn more about SEO.

This is the first time for me to attempt to go out on my own and create websites and Web Hosting but I am just taking my time doing research into what I should charge, what other web designers are charging and how they set out their costs and basically researching other stuff before I register a business name and all that other stuff.

I hope I will learn heaps about SEO from SEO Training and get to know other people who enjoy Web Designing and Hosting.



April 14, 2009 - 3:51pm

Welcome to the site Jayse :)

Robert Millar
April 17, 2009 - 3:34am

Hi Aaron,

My name is Robert and I'm the Business Development Manager for Chiropractic Practice Management Software company based in Brisbane, Australia.

After an expensive but successful Google AdWord campaign last year, we are getting almost no enquiries from our web site this year and our ranking on Google is terrible... I look forward to lifting our company into visibility again via the methods you share here.

Thanks and Regards,


April 17, 2009 - 3:57pm

Welcome to the site Robert. Hopefully some of the great information here helps get your site some nice rankings and traffic that helps produce excellent profits.

April 20, 2009 - 5:49pm

Good day!!

Hi Aaron,

I'm Zyra, a filipina. Presently I'm working as an encoder.
Actually, I'm a newbie to SEO. Personally I want to learn SEO completely.
I hope you really help me to learn Seo..

Big thanks,

April 21, 2009 - 12:57am

Welcome to the site Zyra :)

April 22, 2009 - 3:00pm

My name is Pawel from Gdansk, Poland. I am Search Engine Marketing Manager currently working at I am looking a new sources and media that brings traffic to website all the time, so I hope to discover more here.

April 23, 2009 - 12:16am

Welcome to the site Pawel. :)

April 23, 2009 - 3:47pm

Hi Aaron! I'm Ty from TX. I'm an ex-enterprise software engineer now a web developer working with some small business clients and in planning stages of new vertical market projects.

April 23, 2009 - 7:02pm

Welcome to the site Ty. Hope you find the site valuable! :)

April 28, 2009 - 6:44am

Hi Aaron, im rj and am new to SEO. So far, i've learned a lot about SEO like its methods, techniques, tools, and many more. I believe i'll learn more about SEO in this community.

April 28, 2009 - 4:38pm

Welcome to the site RJ :)

May 1, 2009 - 3:54pm

Hello I am Beepampered - new to this....

May 1, 2009 - 4:28pm

Welcome to the site Beepampered :)

May 2, 2009 - 9:36am

I am Langga from Davao City, Philippines. I got to this site by searching for SEO. I am interested to learn about SEO as I am in search of a new career. I hope this will open opportunities for me. Thanks Aaron for making this resource available. This is really very helpful. More power to you and everybody in

May 2, 2009 - 11:43pm

Welcome to the site Langga :)

May 5, 2009 - 11:16pm

Hi everyone I'm Ibrahim a newbie to webmastering and the proud owner of I'm very interested in "white hat" SEO and I'm ready to get my feet wet.

May 5, 2009 - 11:31pm

welcome to the site Ibrahim :)

May 7, 2009 - 4:24pm

Hi, I'm Dave and have been working in email marketing for the last two years, but I have always managed to hand search off to someone else. I am interested in learning SEO to really boost the performance of all my multichannel marketing efforts.

May 8, 2009 - 3:33am

Welcome to the site Dave. I am sure you will find learning SEO here a valuable and rewarding experience. :)

May 11, 2009 - 7:24am

Hi all,

I'm Sophie from Belgium.

Homeworking for about a month and learning everything I can on Internet marketing and now SEO. Hoping to be able to make a living on Internet.
I cross my fingers!


May 11, 2009 - 9:19am

Welcome to the site Sophie. Best of luck with your goal! :)

Charlie Peace
May 11, 2009 - 4:20pm

I've juest signed on to seobook and everything so far looks very interesting. I had some success in the prehistoric past in SEO, but things move so fast…
Looking forwards to learning a lot.

May 11, 2009 - 5:30pm

Welcome to the site Charlie! Hopefully we help get you up to speed quickly on some of the latest changes in the field of SEO.

May 11, 2009 - 7:10pm

Hi everyone, I am known as Wasim...

It's really great to be here..

I want to learn some quick LINK BUILDING TIPS, so looking forward to learn them over here.

If someone could help, it will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

May 11, 2009 - 7:48pm

Welcome to the site Wasim. We currently have the #1 Google ranking for link building for our popular post offering you 101 fun and creative link building ideas.

May 11, 2009 - 7:11pm

Hi Aaron! My name is Brett and I guess I'm a jack of all trades - business analyst, database and web developer. I'm located in Harrisburg PA.

My focus right now is on, a browser-based game site I programmed. I'm currently monetizing it through advertising. I want to learn more about SEO to build more traffic for that site.

I'm also interested in SEO for my web development business. SEO is often one of the first things asked about by my prospective clients. I usually downplay its value and suggest services like Adwords. To me, it doesn't seem possible to get to the top of the search engines other than in very unique niches. My goal is to find realistic SEO benefits that can be offered at a fair cost to clients.

May 11, 2009 - 7:47pm

Welcome to the site Brett. If I were to try to market game sites I would push widgets hard, and try to market the games like I would market art...go for word of mouth every way you can get it.

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