Facts be faced I haven’t been posting lately. So if you want to chat it up and get some solid advice feel free to join us in the chatroom.
More updates are coming soon. I got some great guest posts coming up and I’m currently finishing up on a HUGE post that I’ve been working on for the last month. You bet your ass it’s big but I selfishly think its the most important must-read post in the entire industry. So I want to do a good job on it. In the meantime read this great post over on Jon Waraas’ blog written by our very own guest poster Mark.
By and by! If anyone has a good radio voice and would like to donate it to making my upcoming big post a mp3 podcast please email me Eli at BlueHatSEO dot Com. I’ll send you the post a couple days early. It’s very long and should be covered at least twice to digest all the information, and I’d hate to force everyone into only having the option of reading it.
Thanks guys/gals sooooo much. This launch went crazy good. In fact it was downright record setting.
We almost double sold out in 2mins 21 seconds. We managed to stop the registrations at about 250 members(The tool can easily handle more than that). The server looks great, even though it underwent what can easily be considered a digg effect X5. Thanks to everyone who sent in reports of anything not working. We fixed them all and a few minor changes will be made to make sure everything is in perfect working order.
Couple things:The domain errors was a result of not being able to find the whois information for a domain. This was fixed but some bugs may possibly remain with .co.uk and .c* domains until further notice.
Most of the accounts have been activated and been made to full member status. If your account isn’t activated by tomorrow please send an email to rob [at] robstool.com with your account email and paypal email information.
If you accidentally double paid through paypal, just email rob [at] robstool.com and let us know your account email and paypal email and we’ll make sure your account gets activated and properly credited.
The analysis tool is 100% free and uses no credits. So go ahead and use it at will, if you don’t have a subscription just create a guest account and you will still be able to use it.
The bunny in the logo is my real life bunny named Roady. He’s a 4lb fully grown 5 month old dwarf rabbit. He is potty trained, loves people, and makes the best mascot ever.
If You Missed The RegistrationSend a blank email to waiting [at] robstool.com. This will automatically add you to the waiting list. Then as slots open up we will systematically move through the list on a first come first serve basis and give out invites to those next in line.
I’m always open to constructive criticisms. If you have any suggestions or feature requests definitely let me know. Any ideas to make this subscription gain value month to month is more than welcome.
Also, many people want a private forum here. This is being moled over however most of you already know that I am adamantly against people paying for SEO information. However, this place has a huge amount of very very smart readers, and I think a place where the readers herecan network with each other and share ideas privately would be great. So in the next couple days I will be opening a chatroom up. It’d also be really nice to meet some of you and get to talk to you outside of email.
Thanks so much and enjoy,Eli
PS. Sorry for the long string of announcements. Lets get back to some SEO shall we?
Alright let’s get this over with
SQUIRT Is Now Opensquirt.robstool.com
Please be sure to register using the same email address as is on your Paypal Account.
Once you have registered and subscribed your account will be activated shortly and you will be notified by Email. If your account isn’t activated by the end of the day please send an email to Eli at BlueHatSEO.com with your Paypal email address and Email address on your account.
This is kind of exciting
The tool will be released in 22 hours. I will post up the url to it here at exactly 9am PST(United States) Monday Morning.
Time Zones9am US-Canada/PACIFIC10am US-Canada/MOUNTAIN11am US-Canada/CENTRAL12pm US-Canada/EASTERN6am US/Hawaii6pm EUR/Germany5pm EUR/London
Oh and I got a little surprise for you guys After you register and login, check out the Vault inside your account. I posted up a badass commercial trackback spammer I made almost a year ago and chickened out of making it public (you’ll find out why once you try it).But, screw it, you can have it for free. I’m too excited about this launch to even care.
Tomorrow is the day we show the industry what real tools are
PS. Fair warning. The subscriptions will require a Paypal account. So if you don’t already have one with a credit card attached, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to set that up in advanced.
PPS. The Vault currently has 36 databases and the one script. I think this will more than suffice for grand opening. However I plan on putting some hardcore work into this week and absolutely flood it with content.
My buddy Jon Waraas and I will be doing an exclusive podcast tomorrow(Mon. 4/2/07) to chat it up and address people’s SEO questions. We will be talking about the different ways to make money online, SEO tactics, and any other questions you feel like asking. We hope to get tons of callers on the line and just sit and talk about making money online. We will start the podcast at 7 pm with me and Jon on the phone, then whomever wants to call in and talk may do so. I will post up the result the next day. Jon also promised to dispel a very secretive technique on the air, and I gotta say its a doosie! So be sure to call in!
Phone Number: xxx-xxx-xxxxTime: 7 pm mountain time
It’s official Blue Hat SEO is now one year old!
Honestly, I’m finding what to write on this post very difficult. As tradition states with most blogs before me I’m supposed to post some impressive stats about the blog and say how big the site has grown in an effort to grab some attention of some private advertisers and to impress and wow everyone in between. However, anyone who is already familiar with this place knows that this is simply is not how i operate or think. Instead I would love nothing more than to accomplish what normally would of been accomplished on the very first post. I would like to explain this site. Why is it here? Why do I do it? Where is it headed? Since the beginning I have tried to keep this blog very focused, straying only for the sake of humor. So when the opportunity presents itself. I’m going to take it.So Here Are Some Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me And BlueHatSEO
How Did BlueHatSEO Get Started?I’ve always been very independent in the SEO world. I’ve never really read SEO sites, nor am I very active in the SEO community. I viewed the industry like I would a game. I could go find some walkthroughs and ruin all the fun or I could go out and do my own research and testing and defeat it on my own. About a year ago I finally got curious of what others were up to and started becoming a bit more active in the industry. Honestly within a week I was bored to tears. The industry didn’t seem to have changed a bit since back in the days when self proclaimed gurus were telling everyone the keys to success online were simply to submit their sites to the search engines and post on some Free For All Link sites. So the wacko crackpot in me came out swinging with his crazy jibberish talk. It didn’t really result in anything until one day when I was bitching to a friend about how boring blogs are when he said something along the lines of “well you talk about some crazy good shit. You should create a blog and show ‘em how its done.” That statement didn’t really settle in until the next day when I happened to of seen a quote by Muhammad Ghandi on a stamp of all things that said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I thought about it for a moment, and that was that. I was determined to make some waves in the SEO world. Blue Hat SEO was born. Nothing grand nothing notable, but there it was none the less.What’s With The New Hat Color Con Polluting My Nice Monochrome Universe?People tell me all the time that “Blue must be your favorite color.” Actually blue is my least favorite color. If we’re going to get personal about it, green is my favorite. Blue is simply a random color picked off the top of my head. Nothing more nothing less. The blue hat represents the idea of Advanced SEO. I really don’t mean to conpollute the whole white hat, blackhat and gray hat understanding. I just use it to represent the fact that what you read here is so off the wall and different it can’t be classified properly. Its just simply different.Why Am I Doing All This?I’m not doing this to be cool or bring any form of fame to myself. I’m not some kind of lame masked magician dispelling secrets. I don’t want to be renown and respected in the industry. Infact when all is said and done I should be able to leave back to the SEO shadows just as quietly as I came. I have absolutely no interest in self promotion or the copious amounts of money involved with having the attention of webmasters. I want simply one single thing. Other bloggers to mimic me. If I get my way, and I usually do, in the near future someone wanting to make some money off their webmaster peers won’t be able to put up some blog, post about boring new google products, and post a picture of themselves with a big check and get anyone to listen. People won’t be considered experts because they got a couple other experts to vouch for them. They won’t be able to become popular by doing constant circle jerk interviews(where one person interviews another only so they can be interviewed later by them). There will be only one way to establish yourself as an expert, and that will be to truly know your stuff. I believe this isn’t as impossible as it sounds. All it takes is one blogger showing two or three others that sharing and actually helping people isn’t so bad or as scary as it seems. Thats all it takes to create a new standard of quality. The rest in my opinion will spread like cancer on its own. Than before you know it, SEO experts will be judged on what they have to say and the quality of their writings NOT what they claim. I live firmly by the rule that if you can’t explain something in a way that the average Joe can understand, than you don’t really understand it all that well yourself. If I fail at everything and accomplish only one thing with this blog I want to prove that the viral idea of “I make too much money to share my techniques” IS A LIE!
How Far Am I On My Goals?I’m nowhere close to where I want it to be but the progress thus far has been nothing short of AMAZING. Don’t believe me? Check out my blogroll.Here’s a few highlights. I know I’m missing some big ones and for that I’m sorry.
How To Make $200/day – I’m going to go take my Ovaltine cus I just got 0wned with this awesome technique. Its natural to question my $100/day post because there obviously must be a catch. Nope! I gave up a $100/day technique, poof its gone. Someone, who I’d like to think was inspired by it, posted back a $200/day technique. The way I see it is, thats a damn good ROI. Its not a competition its progress and we all win.Domaining 101 – This isn’t your average “buy a domain with your keywords in it” article. Another great thing about this article is that its developed throughout a series. Thats great for both the readers and the writer. For the readers it gives them something to continuously think about and develop on their own. For the writer it forces you to think before you speak. You really have to develop an idea not just post your opinions. I think more bloggers should learn from posts like this.How To Get Free Content For Your Blog – A great example of a big change I’ve been wanting to see in the industry. Don’t just plug a tool! Explain it, show it, and report back with the results. Anything else is bullshit.Domain Kiting Secrets Revealed – Also a very well accepted featured repost on Blue Hat for obvious reasons. Its damn good! Posts like this are exactly what I want to see everywhere.
Free Deep Links VIA RSS Feeds – This is what I like to see. Plausible and actually usable ideas. Nothing better, enough said.
This is just a few examples of posts and blogs I’m seeing pop up on the underground all the time. I get about 2-3 emails a week from people wanting to show me their new posts that they are proud of. Its quality like this that the SEO industry has no choice but to bow to. I’m seeing more and more people all around taking actual pride in their posts and what they share with the community. It’s a great thing in my opinion and its only going to gain momentum. I’m feeling lucky button be damned(inside joke).Whats In The Future For Blue Hat SEO?Expect me, and a couple of my friends, to attempt to set some standards in the SEO tools industry. If you search for “rank checker” in Google right now there are about 1.3 MILLION results. With all the extremely talented programmers out there I can’t imagine why the same three or four SEO tool ideas keep getting recycled endlessly. I probably won’t be the one to change all that, but I at least want to waste the next year of my life proposing the possibility of creating SEO tools that work outside of the conventional box and making them available for public use. Where there’s a will theres a way.
I also plan on fighting hard for every single post to have SOME value to it. Even if the post is just for a laugh I’ll put forth some effort into inserting something you can use or refer to. I may not be completely successful at this but hey blame the ADD
Whats Not In The Future For Blue Hat SEOI got a few traditions I’ll continue to stand by firmly in the next year.1) No Linkbait - For as long as this blog stands I will never make a post for the sake of linkbait. To me link bait posts are like cutting all the awesome violence and sex scenes out of a good movie so it can get a PG13 rating and reach a bigger audience.
2) No Interviews - I will never do an interview with someone who isn’t willing to give out a technique or two. Anything but is nothing more than shameless self and product promotion. I understand that this rule will more than likely mean no interviews at all, but if thats the way the cookie crumbles, so be it. For me interviews are like masturbation, if others are forced to watch than you might as well put on a show; otherwise keep it to yourself.
What Are My Recommended Must-Read Posts For 2006?Easy PR5: 1,200 oneway backlinks – This post broke the ground on what I was willing to give away. Whenever I’m deciding on whether or not to publicize one of my techniques I compare it to this post before making my decision.
Top SEO Secrets – By the far the funniest post I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Yes that really is her in the comments.
Document Links – By far my most underrated post.
Abandoned WordPress Accounts Part 2 – Took me 7 months to get up enough guts to make this public. Most of the techniques on this site i rarely use anymore. This one rocks the Casba everytime without fail.
How To Make $100 Per Day – By far the most popular post. Well over 160 comments and growing. It really has got people moving.
Wikipedia Links pt 2 – The Semi-Automated White Hat Way – This was the post that proudly shook the hardcore nazi white hat readers and proved that, Its all good in the spam hood.
Blue Hat Technique #13 – Maintaining Your Rank By Manipulating Freshness Factors – My favorite post that proves that theres more to white hat than staring at your meta tags. Its a science.
Blue Hat Technique #12 – Improving CTR In Organic Results – A true example of thinking outside of the box
Lately I’ve been priding myself in Blue Hat SEO having the most useful and insightful comments and commentators of any SEO blog I’ve ever read. For any blogger this is definitely a brag worthy subject. This isn’t a suck up post it’s to let everyone know how much I appreciate it. So I feel I have every right to be cocky in this manner and brag for at least one post. This may not be the most popular blog in the sphere but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t have the best feedback.
I was reading some other, more mainstream, SEO blogs this morning and I gotta say just the difference in the insight and intelligence of the readers’ comments are amazing. On other sites they tend to just agree or disagree with a post or blurt out whatever random ass emotion they’re feeling at the moment. Over here theres a trend of critiquing and research every aspect of the post. People tend to ask the questions everyone else is thinking and what future readers are bound to ask. Then the questions are usually answered intelligently by two or three different people citing their own research and facts. Problems and ambiguities tend to be solved in the same manner. Not to mention; the reader contributions have been BADASS so far. I gotta say YOU GUYS/GALS KICK ASS!
In light of this I just put up a neat plugin I found called Show Top Commentators as a way of thanking the people who comment often. It’ll post the names of the top 10 global commentators as well as a link to their websites (if applicable) on the navigation. Likewise, this is old news, but I also removed all nofollow links in the comments. So now the people who comment can get properly rewarded with links and the people who comment most can get rewarded even more. Personally I’d rather do what I can to improve the community here rather than my own faggy Page Rank.
I know there are plenty of lurkers still on this site (about 1,600 and growing daily to be exact) that I would love to get commenting on a regular basis. So if you’re a lurker by all means if you got some questions or insight on a post feel compelled to let us know and help everyone out by leaving a quick comment. Likewise if you’re not in the habit of reading comments on blogs than I’d recommend you make an exception here because you’re missing a ton of great information if you don’t. The rest of you; You really are making this an awesome place so keep it up because we all appreciate it! I know I’ve learned a ton from you guys already.
Hey I found this awesome new WP plugin that allows users to easily contribute and write articles for a blog. It’s called TDO Mini Forms. <- I'll let their website explain it all to you.
I thought it was pretty cool so I installed it and put it up on the Contribute page. So if anyone would like to write an article or post for this site they are more than welcome and it will be greatly appreciated! Best of all it automatically gives all the guests and authors full credit for the post. It even gives a nice little backlink. This is a start to a potentially beautiful thing
I finally got off my lazy ass and made an email account on the BlueHatSEO domain. So if you have any questions or wanna chat with me about something go ahead and shoot an email to to my new address: Eli @ bluehatseo.com