Introduction thread #3

May 11th
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We have already closed out a couple welcome threads. If you are new to the site, please say hi and introduce yourself. :)

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Published: May 11, 2009

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May 16, 2009 - 1:34am

Not exactly new to the site, but wanted to take the time to introduce myself.

My name is Augusto Ellacuriaga and through our Spanish SEO (http://www.SpanishSEO.org/) company we help businesses and individuals reach Latinos and Hispanics online in English and Spanish.

I've been a member of the SEOBook Community Forums since the very begining and have the greatest appreciation for its members, mods and admin. The level of understanding of business and marketing practices, plus the quality of information shared makes this community a remarkable place to hang out. Not to mention Aaron's dedication to make it a top notch community which is pretty impressive.

I look forward to connecting with others.

Cheers :)

May 11, 2009 - 9:05pm

Greetings Augusto :)

May 11, 2009 - 11:12pm

I am Alfredo a Filipino Web Designer, PHP Programmer and Search Engine Marketer from Makati City, Philippines. My clients are based in the US, Australia and all over the Philippines. Have been browsing SEOBook.com for 5 years to get the latest SEO news and tips. :)

May 12, 2009 - 5:49am

Welcome to the site Alfredo. My wife was originally from the Manila area, and we had our big wedding in Makati City :)

May 11, 2009 - 11:19pm

My name is Ruddy Hayes and I run a news satire site called News Grift.

I've been visiting the site for some time now, too. In my opinion, it's by far the best webmaster resource out there.

Anyway, keep up the great work.

Regards,

Ruddy

May 12, 2009 - 5:50am

Welcome to the site Ruddy. Best of luck promoting your satire site...satire is probably my favorite form of humor, especially when combined with irony :)

May 12, 2009 - 1:54am

Lots of great, smart, people here. Thanks for the community Aaron. I learn daily, nice!!
Jim McCormack

May 12, 2009 - 5:51am

Welcome to the site Jim :)

May 12, 2009 - 2:17am

I'm an e-commerce copywriter for a humongous apparel company (household name). Very interested in SEO, usability, conversion, best practices. Not so interested in the techie / geeky aspects. Completely mystified by all that link-building stuff, but that's OK, because our in-house SEO guru takes care of all that. :-)

Very, very interested in learning how to optimize product copy and related content for customers (first) and spiders (second). Would love to see more advice for e-commerce copywriters in industries such as apparel. We do not have the luxury of "long-form copy" (a la high-ticket service providers, mortage companies, etc. etc.). It seems as if very little advice out there is geared toward us garden-variety e-commerce copywriters. Any insights you can provide for us would be greatly appreciated!

Diane Kamer
Senior E-Commerce Copywriter

May 12, 2009 - 5:47am

Welcome to the site and thanks for the input Diane! We will work on creating some of that genre of content soon. :)

May 12, 2009 - 3:56am

Just taking a moment to say hello.

I've been visiting the site for awhile and enjoy the articles.

Thanks for providing the information.

May 12, 2009 - 5:51am

Welcome to the site Jessie :)

May 12, 2009 - 5:31am

I couldn't resist an invitation like this one to say Hi - once you have taken all the SEO advice your mind can handle from this site www.seobook.com you and your websites soon come to realize the power of networking with the qualities of those who really no SEO lol

all my best to you and your link-backs
Phillip Skinner

May 12, 2009 - 5:52am

Welcome to the site Phillip :)

May 12, 2009 - 6:29am

Hi,

my name's Jansie. If i had the money i'd subscribe to SEObook. THAT is how good i think this site is (even though i hate the popup). I am owner of www.searchonionoptimisation.com, second only to aaron, tim and michael and a few hundred other SEO's out there in wisdom.

Seriously though, thanks for the effort you guys put into SEObook. It's a great resource.

May 12, 2009 - 2:50pm

Welcome to the site Jansie. Have to love any quirky domain name with the word onion in it :)

May 12, 2009 - 8:55am

Hello there.
My name's Charlie and after working in marketing communications and having some success during the early days of the net I 'm trying to get up to speed again. Everything so far looks very interesting…
Regards from Spain.

May 12, 2009 - 2:27pm

Welcome to the site Charlie. :)

May 12, 2009 - 11:04am

Hi Aaron,

I am Dilip from India.

I do affiliate marketing since 2005 and making a good living. ;)

I was an employee (read student) of Sumantra Roy (the inventor of KEI), and learnt some great SEO techniques when I was there. He may have left the SEO field long back, but just out of interest want to share that he makes an enormous amount of money online while playing tennis throughout the day in a great club and sleeping of course.

Your tips add to what I have learnt in his company and helping me make even more online.

Thanks. Keep up the good Work.

Dilip

May 12, 2009 - 2:41pm

Hi Dilip

makes an enormous amount of money online while playing tennis throughout the day in a great club and sleeping

I actually see this as a net negative sign. Anyone who wants you to know they don't work long and hard hours is typically trying to use their lifestyle as a wedge in their marketing strategy...making you think that if you keep buying their products one day you can be just like them.

It is a common technique used by many get rich quick marketers. Not that I know Sumantra Roy well enough to put him in that category, but that type of marketing is generally seen as an alarm signal.

May 12, 2009 - 6:05pm

Hi Aaron,

He is not selling any home based business product, and this he never used as any marketing effort in any of his websites.

It’s just that I live in the same city that he is in, and know that now-a-days he enjoys life more than working online but still makes a lot of money. And he is not even 30.

May be he works smart than working hard, may be he is lucky – but I do agree that one should keep working hard to at least maintain the income one is satisfied with.

May 12, 2009 - 11:34am

@WebMarketingArt: I hope this doesnt sound like Im tryingto offend your former mentor or spread negative vibes (Im not:-)) - if he makes as much money as you say, obviously he must know what he's doing - but 'KEI' in my opinion is one of the most flawed concepts I've come across in the field of SEO.

(Just as flawed as people analyzing how many results there are for one keyword phrase (other than a quick first glance type of analysis), when all they should be wondering about is how competitive the top10 or top20 results are whether there are 30 or 30 million competing pages).

Anyway, youve definitely come to the right resource if you want to learn more about SEO and online marketing ;-)

May 12, 2009 - 1:50pm

Patrick, Sumantra has always maintained that KEI is NOT a perfect way to find the right keywords, but it might give you some "indications".

Yes, today, it is flawed, but even today WordTracker (the most popular keyword research tool online – Aaron himself uses it in SEOBook) is using KEI to market its product.

And what about inventing something that has thousands of scholarly articles written after it?

The keyword "keyword effectiveness index" itself has a competition of 16,900,000, and many top reputed SEO websites have an article on it.

You may also want to go back to 2002-03 when this was invented. There were many webmasters who followed it with great results. Even Sumantra used KEI to get top ranks for thousands of his clients. Agreed at that time SEO was pretty easy, but it did help him to make money. So, whether it is flawed or not doesn’t matter.

5 years down the line, probably what Aaron and you are writing will become flawed. But you have to do business today not 5 years down the line.

I am sure KEI has helped many people start a business online (I am one of them and am sure there are thousands out there).

Yes KEI may be dead, but it made a lot of lives. It did its job.

He was also one of the first entrepreneurs in the field of search engine ranking business and ran a company of 10-15 people while doing his MBA from a college thousands of miles away. His success rate – 99%.

I must also mention his newsletters that were one of the best at that time on free advice on SEO. They are good even today.

His articles were featured in many top SEO sites including MarketingSherpa.

He left the field of SEO probably because he started a new venture ConversionMultiplier.com which bombed. He had done a lot of research and invested a huge amount of money (no venture capitals), but lost almost half a million US Dollars.

Again ahead of the time, when people did not properly understand multivariate testing of landing pages, he marketed his product in the USA, but as luck would have it – did not get many clients.

The software was great, but sometimes somethings just don’t click.

I don’t want to discuss his business here in a public place (I know it but I won’t – no, no, it cant be copied :) ), but believe me he is making much more than what you can imagine and also not working as much as we do on the Internet.

Dilip

May 12, 2009 - 2:33pm

His success rate – 99%

That sounds like a meaningless advertisement that is pure marketing copy. Without defining what success is, that statistic is meaningless.

Truthfully from a business perspective I never try to make ***everything*** I do become successful, because it is not the highest ROI strategy.

Search is an iterative process. Do more of what is working and less of what did not work.

My strategy is more like this...launch 5 sites, and...

  • aggressively reinvest in growth on the 1 that is doing unbelievably well
  • keep investing on the next couple successes, but do not focus on them anywhere near as much as #1
  • kill off the bottom couple sites...just let them sit and age until they show signs of life OR I have more labor available to put into the projects
May 12, 2009 - 6:25pm

That sounds like a meaningless advertisement that is pure marketing copy.

Again Aaron, as I said earlier he has left the SEO business long back. I was his employee and we did achieve that success rate. In fact I don’t remember any of our clients asking their money back.

Unfortunately the 5cent a click business that he started earned him a lot of money, but also bad reputation, coupled with the conversion multiplier project faring badly – he left the search engine field for good.

In the last meeting with us, when asked why he was leaving such a lucrative field, I remember he said, "A business can't be a business which is dependent on a third party's business (i.e. search engines)".

Many thanks for the strategy. I am doing exactly that. :)

May 13, 2009 - 11:14pm

Hi Dilip,

I didn't mean to say anything bad about that guy, just about his invention called KEI (other than that I dont know anything about him other than what you said here, so i cant and wouldnt judge him in a negative way).

Ive learned not to spend my time on discussing things like this too much (because it's simply lost opportunity cost and energy), but one last thing: the fact that wordtracker is using KEI to market their product means absolutely nothing about the quality of KEI.

KEI is simple to understand, that's why it's a good marketing idea for wordtracker. The easier it is to understand the easier it is for people to talk about it and/or to use it (and wordtracker). No way, wordtracker is going to put an explanation on how to analyze the competition of a set of SERPs on their site, because it wouldnt be easy enough to understand, thus people would be put off and less would play around with it/buy their services.

I'm not saying KEI isnt great marketing considering it has spread so far (though some of the SEO websites - including "keyword guru" hehe Dan thies - that Ive seen it on have not praised it exactly). I'm just saying it isn't a good idea to do market research and/or keyword research. That reminds me of a phrase by Aaron I read..something along the lines "What is popular isn't always right..." describing one of the first articles on SEO he wrote that ended up becoming popular and that he thinks of as less correct, now then back then (if I remember that correctly - if Im confusing something, I apologize).

And anyone who isn't willing to put in enough effort in to learn how to analyze the competitiveness of a set of SERPs should probably forget about this altogether.

Now I wrote way more than I meant to once again lol. Anyway, I didnt mean to disrespect your mentor (about who I know absolutely nothing thus I cant say anything negative about him personally), Im just saying I think using KEI is a bad idea. Im not saying coming up with it wasn't great marketing, though.

May 12, 2009 - 11:57am

Well long time lurker on the site :)
Actually quite active in another SEO community, but love the SEO book stuff.
Mad on twitter :P

May 12, 2009 - 2:23pm

Welcome to the site rishil. Is that you licking the bottle of Jack Daniels, or some pic you found on the web? :)

May 12, 2009 - 12:56pm

Thanks for the warm welcome...and I'm looking forward to the e-commerce advice! :)

May 12, 2009 - 1:25pm

I've also been a long time reader of SEObook. First time poster :D I'm a project manager for a large healthcare firm. I am a mad fool for all things internet marketing. My site (www.bigpictureweb.com) is a blog/resource list for those just starting off with internet strategy. Find me on twitter, too! @jlbraaten

May 12, 2009 - 2:22pm

Welcome to the site jlbraaten. :) I like your domain name...in part because Barry Ritholtz writes a great macro-economics and investing blog called The Big Picture.

May 12, 2009 - 1:38pm

Hi, my name is Paul and I blog for a living, looking forward to learning thousands upon thousands of new things to help increase my wages :)

May 12, 2009 - 2:20pm

Welcome to the site Paul. Hopefully we help you achieve your income goals!

May 12, 2009 - 2:44pm

Aaron, I'm a devoted reader of yours and plan to become a member when my situation eases up. The job board business is not a good place to be right now! I run a lot of search engine optimization experiments and have wanted to find the right place to share and compare notes for a long time.

I'm going on 12 years in the business and write about domains, free classifieds and job boards on my blog.

-- Eric

May 12, 2009 - 2:51pm

Welcome to the site Eric. Hope your business turns up soon and to see you join us in the forums. :)

May 12, 2009 - 3:44pm

Hi Aaron. I'm Wade and was introduced to SEO through a friend back in NZ. My wife and I started a business with an online store selling folding cardboard flower vases for weddings and events www.blumebox.com. After reading your blog for a couple of weeks we're now completely re-doing our website. I've learned a lot from your book and blog and really appreciate your openness in helping us all. I'm not quite ready to commit to your training course, but hope to soon. If possible I'd like to see more case studies on how you've helped get small businesses grow by using specific techniques and any info you have to walk us through an obvious progression in the ever changing environment. Keep up the great work.
Cheers.

May 12, 2009 - 3:55pm

Welcome to the site Wade :)

I have never done lots of case studies because most people don't want to publicly share all that sort of information unless they are bribed to do so. I guess you are saying that I need to get busy bribing so I can collect that info :)

May 13, 2009 - 6:41am

Ha awesome.

Never ceases to amaze me you make to effort to reply to people as individuals.

Just wanted to say thanks for saving me from screen printing. :)

May 13, 2009 - 3:04pm

Thanks for the comment & for joining the member's area again recently INKODE :)

May 13, 2009 - 2:01pm

Hi i am wit,
just wanna say hi to everybody here, i just joined couple hours ago.

so.. hi everyone :)
this is my blog www.witdodo.com

May 13, 2009 - 3:07pm

Welcome to the site witdodo :)

May 13, 2009 - 7:14pm

Hello there.

I typically don't join in on the welcome boards for most sites, but every once in a while you come across a site that really feels sincere - and it makes you *want* to say hello - and that's my impression of Aaron and his team.

Thus, in the spirit of sincerity, here's a little about me:

I am the Director of Search and New Media for Closed Loop Marketing (http://www.closed-loop-marketing.com/amy-greer.php). I've been doing SEO for more than 3 years and online marketing for more than 5.

I started off as an anthropologist and communications scholar, but decided to try the corporate life after I finished my Master's. There's more money in what I do now, but I think someday I'll go back for that PhD.

In the meantime, I've discovered that *who* you work with and *how* you work with them is much more important that *what* you do. I work for a great company with fantastic people who value quality in their work as well as in their clients.

And quality is why I joined SEOBook.

Nice job, Aaron. Glad to be here.

May 14, 2009 - 12:25pm

Welcome to the site Amy :)

May 13, 2009 - 8:14pm

I'm new to the site and to SEO (after some experience in prehistory–1997-) Looking forwards to learning a lot.
Regards
Charlie

May 14, 2009 - 12:27pm

Welcome to the site Charlie :)

May 13, 2009 - 11:56pm

I finally did it! I'm a registered member. I probably would have signed up sooner had you put a TIME-LIMIT on it (in reference to your Get Rich Quick blog). :)

Aaron, I have one question for you: Where do you find the time to take in and disseminate all this knowledge? Perhaps you could make that the subject of your next blog post. :)

Serg

May 14, 2009 - 12:20pm

Welcome to the site Serg. A lot of our best content comes from Peter. He has been in the SEO & marketing fields far longer than I have.

May 14, 2009 - 4:09pm

My name is Fahmi Rizwansyah from Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm a software engineer which have 14 years experiences especially in vb and dotnet platform. Now I'm very curious about SEO, this word really open my eye because many people in my country, Indonesia and others talking about this. Unfortunately I don't know what's true or wrong way on doing something to achieve position in Search Engine Result Page.
So, join in seobook make me to hope open sesame door and other secrets to gain the successful in a battle of SERP.
Thank you for the chance, wish me luck.

May 14, 2009 - 4:19pm

Welcome to the site Fahmi. :)

May 14, 2009 - 7:31pm

Hello Aaron, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Dan and I've been an avid reader of your blog for some time now. I actually started out as one of the first sales guys over at Local Launch back in the day which is how I got to know werty (and subsequently go on to make each other rank for silly terms for each others blogs). That was when I started to take an interest in SEO and eventually made my way into the industry. I'm currently the SEO/SEM specialist for an interactive agency near Seattle called FGI (www.fgi.com) and I'm learning more and more each day thanks to resources such as your site.

May 15, 2009 - 3:48pm

Welcome to the site Dan. Thanks for saying hi.

Werty rocks...he was the best man at our wedding :)

May 15, 2009 - 9:21pm

Hey guys,

My name is Brent Morse and I am a freelance flash web developer. Yeah I know, flash guys usually get a bad rap but I really enjoy the flexibility that flash gives me when developing.

I read an article a while back about how Adobe, Google and Yahoo have all been working together to make .swf files search friendly which I think will make a great impact in the future of how sites are built.

We all know that flash will never replace traditional web development techniques/languages but I like the fact that you can create a visual experience for a client while still allowing visitors to get the information they are looking for.

Anyways, I want to say thanks to Aaron for the hard work you've devoted to helping other people and being a top leader in this competitive industry.

Thanks,
-Brent Morse
http://www.brentmorse.com

May 15, 2009 - 11:49pm

Welcome to the site Brent. :)

May 15, 2009 - 11:25pm

Hello everyone!!

My names is is Weldon, I live in San Diego, Ca. I am working hard to learn everything I can about SEO. I want to do it the right way and have long lasting success for all my projects. It's sort weird how addicted I have been to learning about SEO in past couple months. There is so much to learn, and that is what is so appealing about it to me. It's constantly changing and can keep my attention. I am looking forward to launching my new site in June and trying all my new skills. I feel very fortunate to have found Aaron's SEO Book and the SEO online community.

May 15, 2009 - 11:50pm

Welcome to the site Weldon :)

May 20, 2009 - 12:38am

Hi Everyone!

I am a 53 year old Filipina and am learning all about the virtual world we are living in.

If I have to make my home in the virtual world, I have to learn about SEO and link building, right?

It's good that I came across this site and am hoping and eagerly looking forward to learning more about the ABCs of this subject.

Hope to have a good learning experience here.

May 20, 2009 - 12:17pm

Welcome to the site tlmatulin :)

May 21, 2009 - 11:27am

Hi everyone...
I am totally new to SEO. There is lots of information on this blog and till date everything seems quite interesting. Looking forward to learn thousands of things in this field.
Thanks for providing all this information Aaron.

May 21, 2009 - 9:11pm

Welcome to the site Purva :)

May 21, 2009 - 1:01pm

Hi everyone

I'm from Indonesia, trying to learn SEO and making money from the web but confused by so much information coming at me..hopefully I'm at the right place here learning from Aaron Wall.

May 21, 2009 - 9:10pm

Welcome to the site Rubahapi :)

May 22, 2009 - 11:48pm

I am sohail from India..

I m newbie freelance web designer.. I am trying to learn SEO. but I cudnt buy any premium membership package.. I just hope I wil learn some thing from here.

thnQ :)

May 23, 2009 - 8:25am

Welcome to the site sohail :)

May 24, 2009 - 8:04pm

Hello,

As a freelance writer SEO has become an important writing tool. It is as necessary as good grammar, speeling and punctuation;",/?.

Hope to learn much from your site. Thank you,

padre

May 25, 2009 - 4:58am

Welcome to the site Padre :)

May 27, 2009 - 8:04pm

Hello,

I am beginner in SEO field but i hope i will learn many new things from SEOBOOK! so starting my career from seobook today!

Regards,
Yogi

May 28, 2009 - 12:08am

Welcome to the site and the SEO industry Yogi. :)

May 28, 2009 - 3:14am

Oh my high hopes here, not sure what to expect, but want to help and contribute any way and any time that I can. Basically my experience is over twenty years of computer stuff, you name it, I do it. Networked a great deal, have bookoo education up through a couple of post docs, business undergrad degree, masters comp science degree, bookoo workings and currently working with a top notch attorney. Have much to offer but needs loads of help, I'm up against an enormous fund raising task and need all the suggestions that anyone can offer, need to raise a buch of war chest money in order for an honest and thoroughly needed leader to get into a political race that will be tough. Anyway, Hi, my name is Dana but my friends call me...DrD
http://www.morningside.ning.com -AND- also:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/drd

May 28, 2009 - 12:25pm

Welcome to the website Dana / DrD :)

May 29, 2009 - 3:39am

Hello all... My name is Travis McAshan and I own a humble (three man team) website design and development firm in Austin, Texas. Currently, we focus on building best in class websites that help our clients make a return on their investments. While our sites cost $5K on average our SEO partners are charging that PER MONTH. It's just not right I tell you...

I'd like to get paid more for my brain and less for the work of my hands. I'd also like to spend more time with my new wife and less time in the drudgery. I'm hoping to learn enough about SEO to be dangerous for my clients and help them achieve their goals. I know that will help me achieve mine!

Very excited about all this and hope to keep my motto... "every day in every way I'm getting better and better"!

May 30, 2009 - 9:17am

Welcome to the site Travis. Nice town you live in there :)

May 31, 2009 - 5:28am

Hi all,
I'm here from foggy Lima, Peru, on the Pacific Ocean in South America, to learn why SEO-optimized products work so well.
Peter

May 31, 2009 - 8:59am

Welcome to the website Peter! I hope you learn a lot from the site.

BTW, I was born in Peru, Illinois :)

June 3, 2009 - 5:56pm

hello,

i am working on marketing my morphing rss feed, webmaster automation site here http://ripcloud.com . thanks aaron for the great site ive been reading it for at least a year or so now...

June 3, 2009 - 7:31pm

Welcome to the site :)

June 8, 2009 - 3:16pm

As an owner of a ecommerce website, I was thrilled to find your seo toolbar. I many of the tools daily! Thank you!

Jackie Myers - Owner and Mom
http://www.BabyAndMeGifts.com

June 8, 2009 - 6:12pm

Welcome to the site Jackie :)

June 10, 2009 - 12:16pm

Hi
Ex (read rusty) web-developer, moving in to specific SEO.

Immeadiatley loving your site and tools.
I believe in supporting open-source software - can't justify subs. yet, but will be happy to donate to support you.
Donate to PayPal option?

Is my username to spammy/self-promoting for here? Would it be in better taste to just use my personnal name?

Thanks

Damian Leslie

June 11, 2009 - 3:22pm

Welcome to the site Damian. Glad to have you here. :)

If you want to donate feel free to Paypal seobook@gmail.com, or send a donation to a good charity cause you believe in.

June 12, 2009 - 4:24pm

Just wanted to say hello. I've been a web developer for a little while, but have recently been sucked into SEO programming.

Have been a visitor to the site for a bit now and hope to learn a lot!

June 12, 2009 - 7:24pm

Welcome to the site jbrennon :)

June 13, 2009 - 12:50pm

Hello

I am beginner in online marketing. I learn many new things from your site. Thank you.

Regards,

June 14, 2009 - 7:55pm

welcome to the site niljung :)

June 14, 2009 - 6:29am

Hi all,

I'm limzy, a singaporean

As an amateur blogger(personal) who is totally new to this SEO stuff, I hope to be able to learn from this site and get more experience into professional blogging. Appreciate any help and hello once again!

Thanks and Regards,
Limzy

June 14, 2009 - 7:55pm

welcome to the site Limzy :)

June 18, 2009 - 12:27pm

I have been doing SEO for a few years now... new to this web site, though :-)

Hoping to learn some new stuff and maybe help others with my experience...

Rakefet

June 19, 2009 - 2:24am

Welcome to the site Rakefet :)

June 18, 2009 - 3:38pm

Hi Im brand new to the SEO. Im trying to optimize my site and hope to learn more abour SEO from this site.

TRG

June 19, 2009 - 2:23am

Welcome to the site TRG :)

June 19, 2009 - 8:36pm

Hey
I'm Eric. My friend found the Rank Checker tool here and we love it. Can be very addicting.

I'm currently a Project Manager but I do some web work for my company since we are a new company.
http://www.springbok.ca is our website. Its built in DotNetNuke so one day I hope to build it from scratch to improve a lot of the SEO.

I learnt most of my SEO when I was a web developer for a company called Matrikon.

Thanks!

June 20, 2009 - 1:01pm

Welcome to the site Eric. :)

Glad you and your friend like the rank checker tool!

June 25, 2009 - 8:25pm

Hi all,
my name is Satyajit, I am the co-founder of http://gotclues.com - we recently opened up our site on the public domain.
GotClues is a youtube for multimedia quizzes. You can play, create, share any kind of quizzes, and embed any type of audio, video, images along with these quizzes. Shortly, we have the desktop version and mobile (iPhone) version coming up. Its 'user-generated-curiosity'!
I was highly recommended to read the seobook by a friend, who has been immensely rewarded by reading this book. I just took a look at it yday, and will be reading more. Since we are an early stage startup, its essential for us to think SEO from now on and incorporate thoughts and suggestions into our development accordingly.
cheers,
- Satyajit

June 25, 2009 - 8:46pm

Welcome to the site Satyajit :)

June 28, 2009 - 3:52pm

I am new to this site and look forward to all of the seo information I can learn here. I am a member of other internet marketing sites where I have gained a lot of knowledge to work on the internet.

There is just not enough hours in the day to maintain my sports memorabilia sites and then move into IM.

I have been selling online since 2005, via ebay and other shopping sites, and started my website in 2007. The site gets a lot of natural traffic from google but I know with more SEO knowledge I can "shove" the site over the edge for more traffic.

I am a rookie in any kind of SEO and look forward to any kind of help I can get here.

Take a look at my site here and I enjoy any advice or constructive criticism. http://autographedprosportsmemorabilia.com

Steve

June 29, 2009 - 2:09am

Welcome to the site Steve :)

When I was younger I collected baseball cards (from about age 10 to 18) and toward the end of that timeframe (16+) I used to sell baseball cards at card shows and flea markets :)

June 30, 2009 - 10:16am

Iam based in Edinburgh, Scotland and run a small SEO business. We keep our client numbers small and manageable, but give fantastic service and have achieved some really great results.

I recognise I need to keep lifting my game here and learn all the time, so looking forward to offering what has worked for me and learning how to work more efficiently with even more visibility for my clients.

We are just in the process of creating a new specialist SEO website to match the more generic one we currently operate within.

Gail

June 30, 2009 - 11:12am

Welcome to the site Gail :)

June 30, 2009 - 11:07am

Hello! I was a programmer/web designer with a little knowledge on SEO and Internet Marketing. Hope to learn further from this fabulous site :-)

June 30, 2009 - 11:12am

Welcome to the site Battra :)

June 30, 2009 - 2:44pm

Hello

I'm based in the UK and have a website selling fine art canvas prints - http://www.espiritoart.com

As a near-beginner to SEO I've come to try and pick up some advice on a basic level. To be quite honest I'm interested in hearing this advice from one source with a good reputation. I've looked at forums and tried to get tips but all I've seen is 'experts' disagreeing with each other on which options I should pursue. Getting tired of the contradictions so going to see what this site can offer - before decided whether to become a fully paid up member.

Matt

June 30, 2009 - 3:29pm

Welcome to the site Matt. Hope you learn a bunch from the site :)

July 6, 2009 - 1:09am

Hi, heard lots of great things about this site.

I'm an entrepreneur looking to optimize a few properties...started off as a physician and McKinsey consultant who's now trying to apply those experiences to the web.

Biggest immediate focus is my wife's local catering site--she focuses on miniature foods-- we're looking to tap into organic search more effectively http://www.bitecatering.net

I've pushing retail healthcare...have an early beta site that helps people find "best-fit" health appointments. www.healthshoppr.com

So I'm excited to learn more about two very different approaches to optimizing traffic.

--Vijay

July 6, 2009 - 2:36am

Welcome to the site Vijay. With a background like that you are sure to be successful :)

July 6, 2009 - 11:18am

I am an SEO content consultant working for a leading UK SEO consultancy, http://www.highposition.net/.

We are currently going through a content strategy review which I am project managing.

I have heard great things from our geeks@hp about this site and hope to find some useful recommendations as we seek innovative new content solutions.

Looking forward to taking names and picking brains!

T

July 6, 2009 - 3:55pm

Welcome to the site Tobais :)

July 7, 2009 - 7:12pm

While I'm not exactly new to SEOBook, I've decided its time for a quick intro. :)

I'm an SEO Consultant & Social Media Manager for small-medium sized businesses. I look forward to connecting with some of the SEO Professionals here on SEOBook.

Jamie ~

July 7, 2009 - 11:31pm

Welcome to the site Jamie. :)

July 7, 2009 - 7:18pm

Hi,

I came across seobook.com from a link by Patrick Mckenzie at BingoCardCreator.com and I find this information really useful.

I have created my own product/site and am trying to increase traffic/sales for the product.

The product is a Project Management tool for Microsoft Outlook, the site can be found here: http://www.MissingLinkProjectCenter.com

I'm hoping to learn a lot and use that information to help build my business.

Thanks,

Kevin

July 7, 2009 - 11:29pm

Welcome to the site Kevin :)

July 7, 2009 - 9:25pm

Just stopping in to say hi! I'm a recent college grad and am looking forward to jumping into the wonderful world of SEO. Looking forward to learning all I can!
Thanks,
Jani

July 7, 2009 - 11:29pm

Welcome to the site Jani :)

July 14, 2009 - 9:51am

Hi everyone. :)

July 14, 2009 - 9:59pm

Welcome to the site Dhan :)

July 22, 2009 - 10:58am

Hey Aaron ...

Over the years I've tapped into your fantastic resources to help boost traffic for my own health centre and my Practice-Building Mentoring clients. Every Internet Marketing pro I know has mentioned your website at some time of another ... and actually, re-reading Jeff Spires ebook this morning "How to Profit from Adwords" inspired me to sign-up and apply yr tools more seriously.

I recommend your website to anyone needing to get better at SEO (hmmm ... that would be pretty much everyone I come across in small business ...). Thanks for providing the service you do ...

Just using the free keyword tool this morning gave me ideas on ways to tweak and improve my Google Adwords campaigns today, plus build traffic and backlinks.

We've added your SEO Toolbar to our TOP 10 TOOLS in our Practice-Building Mentoring for health professionals, coaches and consultants! Keep up the amazing service Aaron!

Alexis Garnaut-Miller (London)
Practice-Building Mentor
http://www.thepracticebuildingexperts.com

July 22, 2009 - 11:49am

Welcome to the site Alexis. :)

July 22, 2009 - 12:20pm

Hi there Aaron,

I'm Sarah from Good old sunny Ireland...

I'm a designer for a debt help company here. We maintain quite a few sites and we're always busy. lol! I'm constantly striving to improve my SEO techniques; the market is hugely competitive. I first heard of you through my boss who gave me your SEO Book which provided me with some good hints and tips I didn't know about. I'm looking forward to learning a lot more now that I've finally become a member.

Thanks :)

July 22, 2009 - 2:04pm

Welcome to the site Sarah :)

July 27, 2009 - 6:02am

Hi Aaron and all,

Greetings. I'm Kai Loon from Malaysia, new to here, heard this site from tizag.com.

I'm programmer and little bit of web developer for now, little bit because I'm not very good in design. My goal in IT field is to learn and master everything related to IT field, wide range from server, network, programming, hardware, software, and design. I'm very sensitive to latest IT news geek, Google Chrome OS or Microsoft Office 2010 anyone? Haha.

Yup, SEO is another chapter for me as well. I'm excited and awaited to work with you all, cheers! Thanks.

Best regards,
Kai Loon

July 27, 2009 - 7:43pm

Tizag is a great site. Welcome to our SEO site Kai :)

July 29, 2009 - 8:43am

Hi
Just introducing myself and wanted to say I am excited about what I will learn. Thank for making this available!

My background is from a designer perspective...I am running my own design biz and doing sites. So this is something I have wanted to understand better for a long time.

July 29, 2009 - 9:22am

Welcome to the site staylor106. Hope this site helps you learn a lot about search!

August 2, 2009 - 9:18pm

Hi, I am not a web professional, but I created a site - hitorsplit.com - that allows blackjack and Spanish 21 players to practice basic strategy. Players can customize the rules of the game and even choose which hands they are dealt.

August 3, 2009 - 12:38am

welcome to the site :)

Kdock
August 5, 2009 - 12:11pm

I'm in the software business for quite a while. Since about 10 years I am involved with SEO, roo! Thankful for all the free stuff and advise on here.

August 5, 2009 - 3:07pm

Welcome to the site Kdock.

August 6, 2009 - 9:53am

Hi,

My name is Duncan Leung and I recently left the US for Beijing to do an internship with www.ad-sage.com. I'm an Industrial Engineer by training but it's been an awesome experience learning about the SEM industry, and I've developed quite an interest about SEO. Looking forward to learn more from this community!

-duncan

August 6, 2009 - 1:22pm

Welcome to the site Duncan :)

August 10, 2009 - 11:22pm

Hi,
My name is Ed Anderson and it took me quite awhile to figure out how to add a comment to this thread. I think the second time in my life I have ever written something on a thread. I'm in marketing, and have committed myself to interactive training. I just joined my first social media network, created my first paid search campaign, and posted my first blog. So far seobook.com is way over my head, but I hope that with subsequent days' training it will start to make sense.

August 11, 2009 - 6:36am

Welcome to the site Ed :)

August 14, 2009 - 5:35pm

Hi, My name is Katie and I run www.biz2credit.com, a small business financing portal that helps entrepreneurs access available funding options. The keyword market for business loans and business credit is so competitive that we often find ourselves drowned out by link farms and other archaic sites that don't really offer much guidance to our clientele. I'm looking forward to taking advantage of all seobook.com's advice and tools and claiming Google page 1 ranking!

August 15, 2009 - 2:26pm

welcome to the website Katie :)

August 14, 2009 - 7:17pm

Gentleman,

My name is ric savacool. Three years ago I wrote a fitness book and got the bright idea to market it on the internet even though my laptop was really a $3,000 paper weight. I was going to build a web site and market my book. How hard could it be, right? A year went by and I had a good site. Then I began to study SEO and Google search-ology.

I got a good look at the possibilities of income based on affiliate marketing and site building. I was hooked and for some reason sitting in front of a computer, banging on a keyboard down to the nth degree appealed to me. I love it and my JOB gets in the way but I got a family to feed. To be honest, I haven't made a dime. As a matter of fact, I'm in the hole about $8,000 b/c of "trust me" web site businesses stuff on the internet.

Now after filling my library with top books on design and hopefully your tools and knowledge, I'M GONNA CRACK THIS NUTT. Every evolution, I get better. My first ALL MINE site was http://currencies-howtotrade.com - not bad but needs alot of work. My current effort is http://bible-belt-greenville.us - Wish me luck. thanx -- ric

August 15, 2009 - 2:28pm

Welcome to the site Ric.

August 25, 2009 - 3:28am

Even with logging in, this page only redirects to itself; not permitting any downloads. Is this site still functional?

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet

The instructions from the e-mail are as follows:
Your free suite of SEO tools worth $300 is located at
http://training.seobook.com/download-your-free-seo-tools/

You MUST login to your account to access these free tools. If you do
not log into your account first, this page will act as a login screen
that redirects you to the tools download page after logging in.

August 25, 2009 - 4:23am

It works for me...just tested it right now.

If it is not working for you then perhaps it will work after clearing cookies and restarting your browser and logging back into the site here.

September 2, 2009 - 3:54am

Hi,

I'm Mac from Boston. I'm helping my friend with SEO and came across this site during my research. He is selling a novel anti-teeth grinding device, of which he holds the patent. I have an interest in the project and am looking forward to learning more.

-Mac

September 2, 2009 - 4:43am

Welcome to the site Mac :)

September 7, 2009 - 8:42am

Hi,

I discovered the site some weeks ago, but only recently I could find some time to start exploring it.

I am a retired Computer consultant and I am currently very interested in Internet Marketing, Internet Business Opportunities and SEO.

I have a few low traffic websites and I would like to improve them and get more traffic.

Some of them are:

books.datamission.co.uk
computers.datamission.co.uk
websites.datamission.co.uk
mariobizopps.blogspot.com

September 7, 2009 - 1:52pm

Welcome to the site dtmission :)

Some of those sites are quite aggressive with the email collection forms and are not really making a strong compelling offer that would make lots of people want to submit their information.

September 7, 2009 - 1:24pm

Hi guys,

I'm a UK based SEO and i'm very interested in networking and making some new SEO connections. I work on a variety of client sites and my own affiliate sites and look forward to learning more and improving traffic to all of them ;)

Matt

September 7, 2009 - 1:46pm

Welcome to the site Matt :)

September 8, 2009 - 1:19pm

Hi everyone

I am new to the site, having been shown recently the wise words of many blogs and sites that exist to make online life and business interesting and educational, I am looking to join and one day contribute back to share any success stories.

I have recently joined a digital media and lithographic printers, who's owners also indulge in an array of other ventures. I'm seeking to spread my wings and promote this and the other companies with both printed and online methods - the printed I can do, the online is just beginning.

Gary

September 8, 2009 - 4:43pm

Welcome to the site Gary. Best of luck with all your ventures! :)

September 8, 2009 - 4:23pm

Hi,
I friend of mine send me a link to your article: 101 Ways to Build Link Popularity. I wish I read it back in 2006. The main point I get is: the only way to build you link popularity is by really doing it the right way. Probably by this time all the search engines a getting smarter so there is no a miracle way to improve your page rank by buying some cheap system and depending on 1000 phony domains to link to each other.

Thanks,

Peter

September 8, 2009 - 4:40pm

That is one of our most well read pieces of content we ever created...as link building is probably the hardest and most time intensive part of the SEO process. Welcome to the site Peter.

September 14, 2009 - 11:26pm

Hi, My name is Fabio. I'm new to SEO, and I really appreciate this site. It took me a while to find because there are a lot of SEO sites out there that claim to have the magic bullet. This site, on the other hand seems to be a massive collection of common sense and experience.

The main site that I am trying to get optimized is catrr.com, which is a brand new domain, so that makes things a little more difficult. We'll see what happens.

September 15, 2009 - 12:05am

Welcome to the site Fabio.

You are correct that we are different than lots of SEO sites. Many are set up to sell whatever sells (often through hype) whereas this site was initially set up to help people. And we have shared thousands of blog posts over the years that are in many cases far better than the paid content you would find elsewhere :)

September 18, 2009 - 4:02pm

I'm sort of new to SEO, having built my domain and blog traffic through lists and squeeze pages, but I'm now convinced of the necessity for SEO if I am to make the business grow and become sustainable. VERY impressed with the Toolbar and the info provided so far!

Thanks guys, great work!
Derek

September 18, 2009 - 8:12pm

Hi Derek
Glad you like the SEO toolbar and hope some of our other offerings impress you even more. Best of luck with your new SEO journey!

September 18, 2009 - 6:42pm

Hi,
I'm an IT Consultant based in Belgium.
Actually I'm swithing to Affiliate Marketing.
I've been trough sevral path without real success.
I hope I'll find here what I need to really get Started this Time.

Marc
IT Services

September 18, 2009 - 8:11pm

Welcome to the site Marc. I hope your affiliate future is brighter than your start in affiliate marketing was, but false starts are a big part of the game...my first couple websites were not very successful. It can take a few tries to get it right.

September 20, 2009 - 6:54pm

Hello, I am new to the SEO world. I have had several social media internships and feel that knowing a bit more about SEO would only enhance my knowledge. Since, I am unemployed it's a good way to keep busy while looking for work. I found out about the site while interviewing with an SEO guru.

September 21, 2009 - 5:17am

Welcome to the site r0b3rta. :)

Best of luck getting that new job!

September 21, 2009 - 1:37am

hello im a graphic designer and web designer and im searching work and my new website needs a lot of visits if i want a work.

September 21, 2009 - 5:16am

Welcome to the site Javier :)

September 22, 2009 - 11:24am

Hi Aaron,

I've heard a lot about you from other internet marketers. Brian Clark, Sonia Simone, Dan Kennedy, Frank Kern, Darren Rowse, and others have mentioned your name quite a bit which is why I have a lot of respect for you.

It's an interesting story when you were overloaded with orders and customer support that you had to change your business model to paid membership. But that's also a revelation for me.

I'm Hendy Irawan, still learning affiliate marketing but ultimately my dream is become affiliate marketing expert for small businesses and microbusinesses.

Thank you Aaron for providing SEO Book forums and resources. I wish you welfare and good luck!

Hendy
http://twitter.com/HendyIrawan

September 22, 2009 - 1:49pm

Oh wow...I did not realize guys like Dan Kennedy even knew of me. Cool to hear that Hendy! Do you have any links to places where he mentioned me?

I wish you the best of luck with reaching your dreams and goals!

September 28, 2009 - 7:10pm

Hi - new here and just checking out the tools at SEO book.

September 28, 2009 - 7:53pm

Welcome to the site forlogos :)

September 29, 2009 - 2:08am

hi keen to check out the tools sections for my site caribee luggage

September 29, 2009 - 2:16am

welcome to the site Caribee :)

October 2, 2009 - 10:30pm

My name is Christian I'm from Costa Rica, I have a long time reading about marketing but very few time applying the knowledge, my first goal is to promote this site http://www.MyCostaRicanRoom.com actually is a site about my home where I'm renting rooms for Americans that would like to come to my country, so my first goal is to have all the rooms rented. ^_^. I'm working with niche marketing too.

October 3, 2009 - 7:53pm

Welcome to the site Christian :)

October 5, 2009 - 6:24am

Hi, my name is Jennifer and as a management consultant I recently got into emarketing and social media marketing and I love it. I have just started a site www.ulticoach.info which I am starting to promote and I am looking forward to all the help and support I can get.

I wish you all a great day! :)

October 5, 2009 - 8:39pm

Welcome to the site Jennifer :)

October 11, 2009 - 12:40pm

My name is Ikechi Awazie and i am an entreprenuer in Nigeria. I am a student and i am looking at internet business as my career. i am looking forward to all the help i can get

October 12, 2009 - 4:06am

welcome to the site Ikechi :)

October 13, 2009 - 1:46am

Hi all,
I'm Anthony from Philippines in Butuan City, to learn why SEO-optimized products work so well.

October 13, 2009 - 12:58am

welcome to the site Anthony :)

October 16, 2009 - 8:54am

Hi everyone, i'm new here, i even new to the business using this kind of thing ( ppc, online business, adwords)

hope i can learn all of this

Well then, thx u

October 16, 2009 - 5:43pm

Welcome to the site yanthylin :)

October 16, 2009 - 12:17pm

Hi all, have heard of this site from reading a blog at Potpiegirl.com, she always has good things to say about it. I have used the keyword tool a few times, but thats it. I have yet to get a website together but am learning more every day. I think I will be visiting this site quite a bit and I look forward to learning from you guys.

I'm sure I will be looking for help when I get going.

Sue

October 16, 2009 - 5:42pm

Welcome to the site Sue :)

October 22, 2009 - 9:13pm

Hello Aaron & friends, I am approaching retirement from UK civil service and planning to emigrate to Turkey. Hoping to supplement my pension by writing simple websites for SMEs out there. I can do simple graphics, basic SEO, etc and always trying to improve my own skills. But I think I will need to subcontract a lot of work, especially if I take on a bigger project.

October 23, 2009 - 9:01am

Welcome to the site Deri :)

October 24, 2009 - 7:57pm

One of the great, as well as frustrating, things about web development is that there is no end to learning.

Talk about a path, not a goal...

Anyway, I'm new here and look forward to developing new skills that I can put to use for a variety of clients...

Cheers to all...

October 25, 2009 - 10:12am

Welcome to the site andycleff :) hopefully we help you continue on the right path!

October 29, 2009 - 11:38am

Hi I'm Miko. I am new to this SEO and link building thing. I would really appreciate if someone teach me the basics of SEO and link building. Thanks! =)

October 29, 2009 - 6:18pm

Welcome to the site Miko :)

November 6, 2009 - 7:24pm

noob here.

November 7, 2009 - 12:23pm

Good to see you over here RC...though I have never heard of you referred to as a newb. ;)

November 7, 2009 - 1:20am

Thank to lesson in seo.book
My name is Karmila. my job now as bisnis online. I tray optimal web site. My website is www.diababytoy.com. Because primery in bisnis online, my web can't index in google search. But don;t make me give up, iwant to tray again. For my groups ini this if help me. thank you very much

November 7, 2009 - 1:23pm

Welcome to the site Karmila :)

November 8, 2009 - 9:18pm

Hi there, hi Aaron,

my name is Annabelle. I find this site a really good source for learning all seo-related stuff. This is all quite new for me. I've just set up a german insurance-blog and I'm sure that I need to know some SEO :-) as you might notice when seeing the site.
Keep on with those good SEO resource, Aaron.

Thanks a lot
Annabelle

November 9, 2009 - 12:48am

welcome to the site Annabelle :)

Hope you find the SEO learning process fun, interesting, and profitable :D

November 19, 2009 - 4:15pm

Hello everyone, I had just arrived, this is a very good site,
SEO enthusiasts want to know more, seniors and SEO expert

November 19, 2009 - 11:41pm

welcome to the site delok2008 :)

November 22, 2009 - 6:00pm

Hi
My name Said Al Gadhib, from Saudi Arbia i am new to SEO. My working as Automation Engineer. I happy to join your group.

Just to introduce my felf.

Thank you alot

November 23, 2009 - 6:09pm

Welcome to the site Said :)

November 24, 2009 - 5:19am

My name is LU. I have a background in asp.net programming and now I'm learning about SEO. Want to learn new skills and make some money at it.
Send me useful information.

Thank you,

November 24, 2009 - 9:38am

Welcome to the site LU :)

November 24, 2009 - 10:21am

I stumbled upon this site after I searched Drupal on wikipedia. My name is Pavan Katepalli and my company's website www.MyFitSolution.com is in the process of getting redesigned and reprogrammed. We run the same content management system as SEO Book! Drupal rocks! As all my money has been invested in the company, as soon as we launch and bring in revenue, I'll be a full member on this site!

I read Search Engine Optimization Made Easy by Brad Callen, the guy who made SEO Elite. I also worked for an SEO Company doing sales before.

I'm glad I stumbled on a site that actually keeps up with trends. I heard about Google switching up their relevancy algorithms and I can't wait to see what SEO Book teaches me about what's new in that field.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

Sincerely,
Pavan Katepalli

November 25, 2009 - 4:01am

Welcome to the website Pavan :)

November 24, 2009 - 3:26pm

I am a writer who is often asked to generate content for websites....I need to learn about how to write and organize such content for SEO. To tell you the truth, this stuff is very overwhelming and I am probably too much of a beginner for this site. I need to learn the basics...
Thx
Sue T.
P.S. I live in Northern Canada....we are having a warm fall, no snow yet!

November 25, 2009 - 4:00am

Welcome to the site Sue :)

If you become a subscriber, our training module on site architecture should be quite helpful. And if you don't, you can always look at the structure of existing competing sites as a baseline to get an idea for how to structure your website.

December 1, 2009 - 2:34pm

hello my self amit sharma

and i am new here plz tell me the responsibility and how earn here

December 1, 2009 - 5:30pm

Welcome to the site Amit. feel free to use the site search if you want to learn how to earn. :) and if you want to splash out then you are welcome to join our training program as well.

December 3, 2009 - 9:12am

Hi, my name is Radu and i'm from Romania, just joined SEOBook today, hopping to find the "way" to PR 1 :)

Cheers!

December 3, 2009 - 4:13pm

Welcome to the site big_radu :)

December 3, 2009 - 9:36pm

Success Architects, an interactive online marketing company and, Strategic Management Think Tank. The company, located in Orange County, FL., provides “smart and sticky” websites, ecommerce integration, membership websites and coaching in Social Networking. The company is spearheaded by infrastructure guru Paul Bonnallie. He has assembled a powerful and unique group of talented experts that provide a coaching program for business professionals who would like to leverage Social Networking and the power of internet marketing.

Paul Bonnallie has worked with hundreds of business owners across the nation helping them leverage Social Networking. His simple marketing solutions and “Influence with Integrity” methods have helped companies immediately increase their sales. Paul experienced a variety of sales and marketing positions before starting his own company in 2000. He has been able to prove his techniques and methods by taking startup companies to million dollar sales levels in a short amount of time. In his 18 years of management experience he has worked with small business owners, startup companies, and America’s top entrepreneurs.

Having worked in the Internet space for over 18 years, He has mastered online tools and taught individuals and companies how to leverage their expertise into million dollar results. He personally owns and manages 4 membership websites. His knowledge comes from hands on experience not made up theories. He is noted for being one of “The World’s Foremost Authorities on Membership Websites” and has helped propel companies to the Inc 500’s list of fasted growing private companies. He is highly acclaimed as a brilliant innovator and marketer.

Many clients have been quoted as saying, “I had more ideas in 1 week from Paul then I did in my entire 25 years in business”. Another client said, “Paul Bonnallie… His energy and passion is contagious!” Paul is the author of the eBook “Internet Sales… The wave of the Future”, which gives users a simple step by step process to effortlessly grow their business.

Technology and how to effectively use it in business, is what Paul has dedicated over 20 years of his life to. He recognized early that success in the technology industry would depend on more than great engineers who could build anything and great business people who could sell anything. It is also necessary for the two groups to be able to communicate. To that end, Mr. Bonnallie pursued an educational background in both technical (Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering) and non-technical (International Business) areas as well as acquiring industry certification.

Whether it was working in Large Scale Program Management, in Network Engineering, or as a Technical Business Consultant, Paul has been in the position of having to understand the latest technologies, communicate with “hard core” engineers, and, at the same time, be able to relate this to corporations and Service Providers.

Paul Bonnallie is known to be a modern day “Rain Maker” propelling business onto the internet and launching aggressive marketing campaigns and leveraging ecommerce platforms. His unique ability to understand and use both new and traditional technologies while maintaining the motto “Ride the Wave, not the Bleeding Edge” brings an invaluable asset to any organization and its goal to use the best technology to provide the best quality product at the best price. He is consistently involved in shaping strategic direction; and operates with a straightforward, result oriented management style, which is backed with a philosophy of “influence with integrity”. These strong facets are further complemented by his uncompromising standard of excellence.

“Do some sort of check of yourself in which you re-evaluate what exactly it is that you are working for. If it is fun and relaxation that you are after, maybe you are actually passing it by without even realizing it. “The fun you seek is right there in front of your face, and it would be best if you take advantage of it now instead of waiting until some magic hour at which point you feel you have earned it. Remember to live in the Moment.” “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, I would rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming…. Wow what a ride!”

December 3, 2009 - 11:55pm

Do you really write in third person like that? what is this, a press release?

December 7, 2009 - 12:27pm

Hello,

Just joined the site, via a recommendation, so far things look great!

Have recently started working in web project management so am keen to learn as much as i can about SEO, so any enthusiast who enjoy passing their knowledge and expertise on please drop me a line, it will be greatly received and appreciated.

Look forward to using the site and hopefully speaking to some of you soon.

Tom

December 7, 2009 - 1:28pm

Welcome to the site Tom :)

December 7, 2009 - 4:40pm

Cheers Aaron,

have been on site all day digging around and am very impressed with the level of information that is available.

Looking forward to using it as things progress in my current roles

Tom

December 7, 2009 - 5:46pm

Welcome to the site Tom. Best of luck with learning the exiting field of SEO! :)

December 9, 2009 - 9:16pm

Hi,

I have just signed up to SEO Book and I am very impressed with the content I have seen so far and the obvious dedication and expertise surrounding SEO.

My name is Chris Newton and I am technical consultant for a small software company based in the UK. Primarily a software developer and consultant working with Microsoft technologies I have recently become the resident "SEO expert" for our company and am greatly looking forward to absorbing all the great info on this site.

I am a strong advocate of DotNetNuke for providing our clients with total control of their websites, having built over 60 sites using this powerful open source CMS.

Regards,
Chris

December 10, 2009 - 3:01am

Welcome to the site Chris :)

Hope we help you out a good bit in your journey toward learning SEO. :D

December 10, 2009 - 3:34pm

Hey everyone,
Joe here also from around the Manila area =)

I've been learning about I.M for a year now. I just graduated from college last April and I've been working as an associate in a US search firm to learn the ropes. I currently don't have any active websites but I've partnered with my friend to monetize his blog and leverage his dedication to his niche. We're planning to launch it a week before the fireworks.

Anyway, I found out about this site by googling "SEO Firefox tools" 7 mos. ago. I hope to be an active paid member in the near future once I have enough online earnings to support it. I won't bother you for now as I'm all for creating and exchanging value.

Thanks for lifting the veil that allowed us to see a more realistic view of the whole circus; specially for putting the Big-G under the spotlight and illuminating its underlying motivations.

December 10, 2009 - 10:11pm

Hi Joe
My wife was born in the Manila area and we had a big wedding over there :)

Welcome to the site and best of luck with your sites!

December 10, 2009 - 11:10pm

New here. Thanks for the freebies!

December 11, 2009 - 8:00am

Welcome to the site 9tail :)

December 11, 2009 - 4:59pm

I'm new on here, been learning about online marketing for about 7 months now, and really starting to enjoy working in SEO, online design and content writing. Hoping to start my journey to being a bit of an expert on online marketing by learning everything I can from the best sites like SEOBook.com.

Thanks for the free tools, already proving useful!

Cheers,
Rob

December 11, 2009 - 8:00pm

Welcome to the site Rob :)

December 13, 2009 - 7:20am

After months of unemployment i have decided to take what little computer skills I have, expand on them and put them to use. Any help I can get will be appreciated.

December 18, 2009 - 12:09am

Hello, I am a Seattle-based web designer. I am always looking to expand my knowledge and skill set so that my websites incorporate the best in SEO features.

December 18, 2009 - 12:13am

Welcome to the site ksl620 :)

December 19, 2009 - 9:16pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new to SEO and to publishing blogs/articles, but I needed to find a home based business. I like the tools provided with this site. I'll be using it mostly for keywords, but will be looking at all this site offers.

Any advice or help of any kind is more than welcomed.

Thank you,
Barbara

December 20, 2009 - 6:39pm

Welcome to the site Barbara :)

December 20, 2009 - 1:18am

Hi, my name is Mitko,
and I'm new to SEO which I need to start some affiliate marketing programs.

I think this site will provide me the required knowledge to run a successful business and earn some passive incomes.

Mitko

December 20, 2009 - 6:40pm

Welcome to the site Mitko :)

December 23, 2009 - 10:21pm

Hello, I'm Dan, I was born in Peru but now I'm living in Italy. I've been developing websites in PHP/MySql for many years. More recently I've decided to study, try, and hopefully make a living with Internet / Affiliate / Search Engine Marketing. I think I've learned many things, but I realize that I still need to learn a lot more. At this moment I'm concentrating my efforts in http://www.besttolearnspanish.com, a site for people interested in learning the Spanish language.

Aaron, congrats for the site, I've read you are the world's top SEO expert, but the abundance and quality of the information here goes beyond anything I could imagine before.

Best Regards

Dan

December 24, 2009 - 6:51am

Welcome to the website Dan. Glad you find it helpful thusfar :)

December 25, 2009 - 2:14pm

Hi, Aaron. I'm Agung from Indonesia.

Now, I want to learn from you because expert about SEO. I know this site from my friend Welly in Indonesia too.

Thanks..

December 28, 2009 - 1:19am

Welcome to the site Agung :)

December 28, 2009 - 6:14am

Hi, I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Mark Carter, and recently joined High Position: http://www.highposition.net as an SEO Specialist.

I've a 13 year history as a web designer where I've always incorporated SEO as 'part and parcel' of what I do. After all, there's not much point in having a website if no-one knows it's there, right?

I also do freelance web design and SEO: http://www.chotrul.com/

I've recently discovered and begun using your tools, for which a big 'thank you'!

December 28, 2009 - 7:03pm

Welcome to the website Mark. Glad you like the tools :)

December 29, 2009 - 1:38am

Hi Aaron and team!

Before I tell a couple of words about me, let me thank you for your excellent site! You have exactly the quality SEO information I need.

So who am I? Right now I work as business consultant for two large telecom companies, and I have background deeply rooted in IT. At the same time I have an IT start-up company, which is building up a porfolio of online services.

One of the online services we just launched is a recruitment site at http://www.ejobs.fi/ , focusing on job openings in Finland. Jobseekers can search jobs, build their CV and apply for jobs through the site. Employers can post job ads easily and quickly, and search for suitable candidates. The business model is that employers are paying for placing their job ads. In the future another option could be to earn revenue through advertising.

So why am I here on SEObook.com ? In my entrepreneur role owning a few online services I will be heavily using SEO concepts and online marketing. Right now we are applying these concepts for ejobs.fi . And while I am quite familiar with the subject and related products and services, I still have plenty to learn from you!

In case you wish to contact me, my contact information is on http://www.ejobs.fi/site_contact.php . I look forward to read your material thoroughly, and to be in touch!

Szilard Mihalydeak,

December 31, 2009 - 4:35pm

Welcome to the site Szilard :) Best of luck with your new projects and the new year!

December 31, 2009 - 10:52pm

Its good to be here. I am a marketing consultant and have been following SEOBook for years. Is there a better resource for learning SEO? I think not! I've been able to help several businesses get top rankings just off what I have learned from your blog over the years. Anyways...

I just got verbal approval on a joint venture I proposed with my company. We will soon be offering SEO services to the current client base. This has been my dream for a long time. I can't wait for all the documents to be signed so I can become a premium member.

P.S. It was your (Aaron's) write up in What Matters Now that persuaded me take the leap. Great advice. Thank you.

January 1, 2010 - 12:46am

Welcome to the site Stanton and congrats on the new business venture. Best of luck with it and the new year!

January 1, 2010 - 2:01am

I'm new to the site and to SEO. Looking forwards to learning a lot as i have recently set up my new website, but need help with SEO so was redirected here by a friend.

Regards

Kamran

www.UniqueGiants.com

January 1, 2010 - 3:06am

Welcome to the site Kamran
cheers
aaron

January 5, 2010 - 6:22am

Hey Aaron:

My name is Micah hailing from normally sunny Santa Monica, California. 70 degrees today while most of the country bundles up.

Just three months ago I set out to develop a website for my real estate business. Ever since then I feel like I stumbled down a rabbit hole expecting to bump into Alice. You folks do co-exist on another dimension than the rest of us.

I immediately became fascinated with SEO and set out to see how real it is. Took a long-tailed key word and tried to rank. Almost fell off my chair when I saw myself in Google 3rd position out of 20,600,000 relevant pages for that key word. It quickly proved to me how relevant SEO is.

And now I'm blown away again when I'm seeing you give away free tools which I had no idea existed after spending almost $4,000 on "so called" IM gurus. By the way, I got almost zero SEO training for my $4,000.

It seems this rabbit hole has finally led me to the correct destination.

January 5, 2010 - 6:06pm

1.) Welcome to the site Micha
2.) congrats on the early rankings
3.) yeah most "IM gurus" are only gurus of selling hyped up hollow trash to people new to the web. sorry to hear they scammed you...that makes it harder for people to trust honest folks after they get scammed by the email list affiliate-driven launch hype type folks.
4.) glad you liked our tools & consider us the right destination :D
5.) if you find our tools more valuable than what you got for $4,000 elsewhere I hope that means you are going to join our training program too...you are already thousands ahead before subscribing

January 6, 2010 - 1:50am

I'm new in the website operate and SEO,i wanna learn more as recently i work for a foreign trade company,my job is operate the web shop,i need help,i need learn SEO deeply.
i'm luck about that i find this forum.I'wll do my best to learn to operate.I hope guys can guide me when i in trouble.
First to say thx.
Whether leave a site address is allowed or not?
http://www.newsmartcom.com/ This is my website.
IF it is not allowed,master kill it,please.

January 6, 2010 - 2:40am

welcome to the site assingle :)

January 9, 2010 - 2:52pm

Hi,

My name is Hillary from Nairobi, Kenya. I am new to internet marketing and SEO. I hope to learn everything there is to know about successful internet marketing.

January 10, 2010 - 4:59am

Welcome to the website Hillary :)

January 10, 2010 - 9:25pm

Hello

I'm Angeline from UK. I'm preparing to set up a website selling music keyboard lessons. I'm aiming to get the site ranked well in the major search engines. So, I'm now eagerly learning as much as I can about SEO. On this site, I'm planning (and already doing so) to stock up on my growing knowledge of SEO. Thank you for the useful information here.

Cheers

January 11, 2010 - 2:07am

Welcome to the website Angeline :)

Best of luck with your new keyboard lessons website!

January 14, 2010 - 2:47pm

I am happy to find this website today. It looks like I finally found a trustworthy resource to improve my SEO skills.
I absolutely love the SEOBOOK toolbar. I watched the tutorial video, and it said that the toolbar will probably not be free forever. Any news on that?
Thanks a lot.

January 14, 2010 - 5:28pm

Welcome to the site beginneria :)

January 15, 2010 - 11:39am

Sorry, I didn't know where to post this, but the link http://knol.google.com/k/aaron-wall/seo-basics/38v8wakla8f98/2 is not working.
Thanks.

January 16, 2010 - 12:55am

I just went to that page (I cut and pasted the link you shared) and it just worked for me.

January 20, 2010 - 4:42pm

Hello nice to meet you! I'm Dan from Romania and i am a simple webdesigner (one of my sites: www.dumdum.ro). seobook it's a very usefull seopedia for me but unfortunately i cannot afford 300$ /month because my whole sallary is 400$/month :( . I hope i will learn a lot from your posts. Dan

January 20, 2010 - 6:09pm

Welcome to the site Dan :)

If you stick with SEO and really push hard on that front there is no reason your income couldn't grow 10 fold or 100 fold fold.

January 21, 2010 - 3:58pm

Hi!
I'm Alex, i`m also from Romania.
Most of the time i spend it workin on various websites.
I am here to learn about seo.
Alex.

January 21, 2010 - 11:03pm

Welcome to the site Alex :)

January 22, 2010 - 4:42pm

Hello, I run a small web design company. Our clients are looking to increase their search rankings but cant afford to hire and agency or SEO Company that only handles large business. That's were we come in. I'm looking forward to diving into the information and adding it to our services.

January 23, 2010 - 1:27pm

Welcome to the website pcon :)

January 26, 2010 - 10:01pm

Hi, my name is Antonio Cañabate and I am a professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (www.upc.edu) researching in the field of emarketing. I am now assessing my College (www.fib.upc.edu) on promoting its degrees to young candidates and by now I am trying to fill the gap between theories and practice. Not easy, but I have good friends who give me advices and one of them recommended me SEO plugin for Firefox.

I want to thanks the people at SEOBOOK for their services and for sharing their knowledge.

January 27, 2010 - 12:23pm

Welcome to the site Professor Cañabate :)

February 24, 2010 - 7:29pm

Hi my name is David, and I'm new to this site. I have been working online for about one year now and could use some help with all of this. I own 14 domain names and have six websites. My goal is to get enough income to get out of debt.Three of my sites are web blogs, one is just for fun, and the other two are my business home sites. I have just read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill and would like to start and or join like minded persons in a Master Mind Group. Please feel free to contact me about this, but no sales stuff, I already have more useless info then I need. Thanks, and remember LOVE brings peace and happiness.

February 24, 2010 - 8:28pm

Welcome to the site David :)

I think the reason you are getting "more useless info than I need" is because the types of information you were going after. The words Master Mind Group are closely related to hucksterism and hype driven spam, at least in most cases ;)

February 25, 2010 - 4:10am

My name is Scott Gilbert and I am a new subscriber to this website. I am a soon-to-be-known Internet marketer... I'm new, but I love this stuff!

-SG

February 25, 2010 - 4:07pm

Welcome to the site Scott :)

Best of luck with all your internet marketing efforts :D

March 17, 2010 - 4:40pm

Hi Aaron

I've just joined a start up called weavethepeople.com and I've been active in SEO for a few years now.

Always been a big fan of the work you do and recommended your site to many employees and colleagues. I'm starting out again and doing things from scratch so I'm coming back to the best sources of info on the web.

Keep up the good work!

Alex
@AJAG

March 17, 2010 - 8:02pm

Welcome to the site Alex. Best of luck with starting from scratch again :)

March 18, 2010 - 2:11am

Ola from malaysia :)

March 18, 2010 - 3:30am

Welcome to the site razhypro :)

March 19, 2010 - 11:20pm

Hello my name is sharleen smith,
I'mworking on behalf of (zingav.co.uk) and (persuasiveimage.co.uk). I have just completed zing av and i'm now optimizing it, (don't look at persuasive yet lol) I'm currently building it.

Well i just thought i would say hi, and please look st my sites and let me know what you think :D

sharleen x

March 23, 2010 - 2:35am

There are so many comments here I don't know who will read them all. I am an American working in the Philippines. I have want to join here for a long time.

March 23, 2010 - 1:50pm

Welcome to the site. My wife was born in the Philippines :)

March 23, 2010 - 12:40pm

My name is Mark Mccurry and I own and run two sites that offer national courier service in the US. www.1-800courier and www.a1epress.com. I just foung this site and I am very impressed with the depth of the information on this site. I have mainly winged my own design and seo by myself. I hope to learn new valuable insight.

March 23, 2010 - 1:51pm

Welcome to the site Mark :)

March 24, 2010 - 11:07pm

Myself Pinaki & I would like to thank a lot to seobook Team for providing me a lot of valuable information & tools on SEO & Link Building tips.
I want to be a freelance Expert SEO Professional & building my sites for affiliate maketing., for which i want trainings & assistance from SEOBook Team.
I am presently working as a linkbuilder. Again A lot of Thanks to SEOBooks Team.

March 25, 2010 - 9:00am

Welcome to the site Pinaki :)

March 26, 2010 - 5:34pm

My name is Jeremy Wolfe, I am a learning web design/developer...have the basics of SEO but really needing and wanting to learn more.

March 26, 2010 - 5:52pm

Welcome to the site Jeremy. :)

March 31, 2010 - 12:38pm

Hi Everybody - good website. Good to be on board.

101 link building tips had me laughing out loud in a busy office.

March 31, 2010 - 1:20pm

Welcome to the site EngineSearchSEO :)

April 14, 2010 - 4:43am

I am SO ready to become an SEO Pro!
Glad to be here!

Kelly :-)

April 14, 2010 - 11:28pm

Welcome to the community Kelly :D

April 14, 2010 - 12:25pm

Hi I am totally new here. I am very interested to learn SEO and become PRO someday. I have my very first hosted blog. It's http://www.depot-king.com

April 14, 2010 - 11:28pm

Welcome to the site :D

April 16, 2010 - 5:29pm

Hey, I've known about this site for awhile, but I've just recently returned to the web development industry. I am a freelancer and also a student of Web Design & Development at Full Sail University and in life. I'm enjoying the tools and wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone involved. Thanks!

April 16, 2010 - 8:21pm

Welcome to the site VisionFX :) Students at Full Sail taking their SEO courses get access to our website for about a month as part of their class. :D

April 19, 2010 - 4:05pm

Hi I'm Paulo del Puerto from the Philippines, Quezon City to be exact. I'm an online marketing professional.

This is great work you have here. I'm delving deeper into SEO and this place is just a great resource.

It would be great if you can be my contact in Linke In. here's my profile url: http://ph.linkedin.com/in/paulodelpuerto

Looking forward to learn a lot here!

@PaulodelPuerto

April 19, 2010 - 5:39pm

Welcome to the site Paulo :)

I was in Quezon City about 2.5 years ago, when my wife and I got married in Makati. :)

April 22, 2010 - 3:09pm

Hi, my name derhan.

I am a newbie in SEO program.

I am glad to join this site, i hope i can learn much about SEO here.

My newbie blog at Skyder Coder

Thanks...

April 22, 2010 - 7:06pm

Welcome to the site Derhan :)

May 2, 2010 - 4:19am

Hi everyone,

My name is Melissa and I provide affordable editing and proofreading services. Please feel free to visit my site www.editing.net.au or contact me anytime to find out how proofreading can benefit you and your business.

I also have a blog-in-progress at www.aliceinwonderland.asia

Thanks,
Mel

May 2, 2010 - 11:37pm

welcome to the site Melisa :)

May 5, 2010 - 2:11am

Hello Aharon and the SEO gang. I'm another student at Full Sail University and we are gaining as much knowledge as we are able to capture in this fast paced industry. I'm excited to use all the features your site provided our class and thank you for giving us the chance to use this program.

May 5, 2010 - 11:35am

Welcome to the community Stephanie. Thanks for checking out the site! :D

May 5, 2010 - 2:12am

If you were brand new to your site..where would you go first?

May 5, 2010 - 11:33am

It depends on how much you know about SEO & what type of site you have. But, in general, the daily auto-responders should be quite helpful for an introductory guide. And this guide should be a great starting point
http://knol.google.com/k/seo-basics

If you wanted more then the site search works great, and if you want to ask any specific questions that is where our training program and member forums can help take you to the next level.

May 18, 2010 - 1:21pm

Hi everyone, I am Shane from http://www.shanedesigns.co.uk/

We are a collective of freelance creatives with the main office based in Liverpool (UK) and have been providing web design/production services for a number of years. Even though all of the sites we produce are SEO optimised we thought it was time to take things to the next level... hello SEOBOOK! :)

Look forward to learning and collaborating with everyone

Shane

May 19, 2010 - 4:59am

Welcome to the site Shane :)

June 2, 2010 - 6:54pm

Hello,

I am new to this site. I recently graduated and prior to beginning my internship I am to learn all I can about SEO. As per a recommendation I am here and hoping this site has all the resources i need.
I look forward to looking around,

Carla

June 2, 2010 - 7:49pm

Welcome to the site Carla :)

June 3, 2010 - 8:38pm

Hello everyone my name is Dave I am new to the site, and would like to introduce myself. I am a newbie to the Internet Marketing Biz and Blogging communities of the world. I have been reading allot of material lately, and am finding new things everyday. That are helping with my new Carrer Path. I hope to one day be able to help others along the way in any way I can.

Thanks to you all and have a great day.

Sincerly
Dave.

June 4, 2010 - 4:22am

Welcome to the site Dave :)

June 4, 2010 - 1:10am

Hi there, my name is SEXY2 also known as Charlo. I have now joined this site. Thanx! Aaron, for the invitation. I'm new at the Internet Marketing Biz and Blogging communities of the world. I have been doing lots of research lately and learning tons of new and interesting idea. I do hope this site has all the resources i need. I also hope this site projects my accomplishments and that of others.

sincerely,
SEXY2

June 4, 2010 - 4:22am

welcome to the site Charlo :)

June 5, 2010 - 8:16pm

I am excited about learning SEO

June 7, 2010 - 12:30am

Welcome to the site :)

June 6, 2010 - 7:09pm

Greetings everyone. My name is Vik, and I'm glad I found this resource. I've done some SEO for my e-commerce and info product sites a few years ago, but haven't done any SEO since about 2007. I'm excited to get back into it, learn as much as I can, and dominate the search engines!

June 7, 2010 - 12:28am

Welcome to the site Vik :)

June 7, 2010 - 6:58am

closing thread :)

new thread here
http://www.seobook.com/introduction-thread-4

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