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New Marketing Strategies: Online Promotion - 60 Day Challenge Log
Online Promotion: So What Are These New Strategies?
“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” - Chinese proverb .
The road to personal development is a difficult one, especially when you don't know the outcome. This path for me is a journey of self development. Through learning new marketing strategies, via experiential learning, I hope this exercise is going to help me provide a foundation for my SEO knowledge base. I am a novice, rather than an newbie, so online promotion has been rather hit and miss for me. The writing has been easy but lthe SEO, for which I didn't even know the meaning six months ago, has been particularly difficult to master. It is only then that I started on my newbie journey of SEO enlightenment. The 60 Day Challenge that has been made available to me, I hope, will forge a more knowledgeable and confident person as regards to online promotion.
I Want To See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel - I Accept The 60 Day Challenge
New Marketing Strategies, My Goals and My Motivation
My personal goal is 'to see some light at the end of the SEO tunnel, for online promotion to feel a natural part of my persona and to developed new marketing strategies'.
These new marketing strategies may be old hat to others, but in learning the old, I hope that in my simplistic way of perceiving the world, that I may stumble on something new. This is what I hope to offer the team of diverse 60 day challengers - perhaps a new way of problem solving. Sometimes experience can cloud and prevent seeing the wood for the trees. In this I hope to add positivly to Sunforge and the hub challengers.
My motivation: Well this one is easy... 'To not let the 60 Day Hub Challenger's down by failing and to be my best.'
My intentions are to form solid network relationships in order to broaden my knowledge of SEO for the long haul and to share what I have learned with the hubpages community. With the assistance of Sunforge and the team of fellow challengers, I hope to become a more valuable member of our community.
New Marketing Strategies: To Promote The Hubs of the 60 Day Challengers
My personal challenge, on the pathway to new marketing strategies, is to be guided by the light of Sunforged. If you want to know more then feel free to take a look at Online Goal Setting Tools - Your 60 day Challenge Log for an outline by the mentor himself.
Also, let me introduce you to the team - Goals Planning Success-The 60 day Challenge Team on HubPages. I will be looking to the whole team and watching their progress through this exercise to help maximise my learning. I shall also be regularly participating in the forum thread to keep myself updated. It is Sunforged who created the 60dc Hubsacademy forum.
To maximise their online promotion I shall do the following:
- Create a link on my profile to this hub. Profile views are strong with me, so if I place this in a key position, it should help the team as a whole as they view the RSS feed and Sunforge's hubs.
- I will comment on all the team's hubs. This should create further links to help maximise online promotion, thereby creating a greater Internet presence.
- I will share their hubs with the 'share it' feature on their hubs. I will be careful not to spam.
- I will attempt to complete whatever is asked of me, as long as it is moral and within the bounds of white hat.
- I want to get past my 93 barrier on my authorscore!
Edweirdo - My Guru and Mentor!
Now, let me introduce you to someone special. This is Edweirdo. He answered this maiden's plight and is kindly mentoring me through this learning process. My success is his success and in great hubber love style, I want to share him with you! So here is me sharing the loooove with you by recommending my hero. Check out his profile page - Edweirdo Profile .
Thank you Edweirdo, for your on-going support!
Planning for New Marketing Strategies and Online Promotion
The 60 Day Challenge requires 30 hubs in 30 days, after 30 days, we will spend the next 30 days developing links and new marketing strategies for online promotion.
My 30 hubs in 30 days will consist of a mix of the following topics:
- Herbal Remedies
- Indie music promotion
- Mental Health - predominately psychology
- Health - Cancer
- Social Welfare
- You Tube
Reflective Practice - Online Promotion Progress Report
This is in working progress. An assessment and log will be written on a week by week basis. This should help with the learning practice.
5th April. The start of the challenge. Hubs 1 to 3 allocated with relevant coding, insert of RSS feed and tagging. New design banner for reader's eyes to rest during read - original idea courtesy of Wavegirl (see blue banner - neat!) - thanks. Hubs 1 and 3 allocated to HubMob - will maximise promotion with Hubpages AND linking via RSS to 60dc - greater exposure for the team. Promoting with my normal procedure - this hub and hub 3. Stats have now been set up for weekly anaylsis.
6th April. Been checking back on forum lead and understanding RSS feeds better. Hub writing and catching up on linking with team. Highlighted this hub on front profile page.
7th April. Completed introductions to all the team via their 60dc. Now will monitor their hubs and continue to comment, rate up and share the love. Have completed two more hubs - psychology, leaving to brew and inflate hubscore. Have been more extensive on Redgage, caught up with hubber friends and learning more about how the site operates. Click here for a great backlinker with a rather exciting website. It is PR4 and has lots of Google love spluttered all over it!
8th April. Edweirdo helped me make a discovery today. I can add my own RSS feed into my hubs! This is really useful and can keep my hubs updated with new information. The spider bots will love this!! This is my RSS feed - just in case anyone else wants to add it: http://hubpages.com/author/shazwellyn/latest/?rss. Great news... Extra activity on REDGAGE, have been notified that I AM A WINNER! I won on the contest - $25! Have also been informed that I been FEATURED on the front page! More traffic. It is really worth being active on this PR4 platform! Redgage is really worth joining - you cant lose. Click the above links and I get some raffle tickets - worth something to me, worth everything to you! Spending much of my time creating quality content on my psychology 101 hubs.
9th April. Hub 6: 'What is Intelligence' has been completed and left to brew in account. Now have 3 in reserve, one of which is ready for release. Hub 4 Released - What makes people happy. Usual backlinking procedure. Completed Nora the cat hub and is left to brew.
10th April. Sunforged has mentioned fireshot for firefox. Now I have been looking for something like this for ages. It takes web snap shots. Brilliant. Thanks Sunforged. I have also been leaving community love links in comments section to the 60dc challengers today. Catching up on ground here. I tend to check through hubpages email, open the article links and leave as open to remind me to read and look when I have some spare time. I do this when I feel I need a break from other activities. I catch up on a bulk read - leave comment and rate up, then close. More redgage - accepting friends and initiating friendships. I made it on the 60dc rss hub feed today. Have just finished another hub left for brewing - indie music promotion (1) Revere.
Reflective Practice: Week 2
12th April. Hub 5 nicely brewed at 70 ready to be released into the ether - to promote to 30 day challenge thread, then via my usual backlinking route. Another hub completed on indie music promotion: Get Well Soon. Leaving to brew. Being distracted by lots of people today, visiting etc. Yesterday, went car booting (you know about that in my hub! lol) and got some money for old rope, so couldnt get much achieved with hubbing. Caught up on team building and catching up on 60dc thread. RSS Feed idea: Just place this in the browser and all the designated 60dc's come up. Change the last bit to: /latest to /hot or /best and this changes the order of hubs. Brilliant! Edweirdo made this clear for me. Thanks Ed!
15th April. Have been spreading the love with fellow 60dc hubbers, unfortunately, Hubpages have flagged these comments as SPAM! Looks like the system is too stupid to know what is spam and what is loooove! Well, they say, too much love can kill you! No more love spreading, Im afraid :( It doesnt really have much SEO value anyway (SF), so best to concentrate on staying on task for hub generating. The love will be spread on other sites in phase 2. Released Hub psychology: Client centered approach. Will be proceding with usual promo sequence tomorrow. Author score dropped to 91 - will I ever go beyond the 93 barrier? Im starting to doubt it :(
18th April. Last few days been concentrating on creating hubs. Have completed a further 3 hubs left for finishing off - social welfare programs. Have published Nora the piano cat. Backlinked to promo. Will publish another later today (indie music promotion). Need to start on Series of 3 cancer hubs: Cancer UK, the power of nano, need to think about the third.
98 Authorscore - photograph to prove it can be done!
19th April. Caught up on 60dc thread. Doing my promo of released hub: Indie music promotion 1 - Revere. Signed up to 3 backlinker sites - tba. Working on new hub: cancer health.
22nd April. Has been a while since my last entry. Have been writing like a firebird! Lots of unpublished hubs brewing. Little successes? I have reached 1 objective of getting over the 93 authorscore today! So, it is possible!!! I went up to 98 - dont know why as yet. I also got email from the band revere - they tweeted my hub to their fan base (also invited me to appear in their video shooting this weekend! Kewl!!). Released two other hubs - Get Well Soon and These New Puritans. Cracking on with aspie girls x 3 hubs now to brew.
24th April Had a comment from a USA music website (music xray) about my Revere hub. So the keywords and tags must be directed at the correct sources. They liked my hub and they liked Revere. Music xray specialise in underground indie bands. I think I am on to something here. Gone to a new level in authorscore 99 and appeared on page 3. Will I hit the 100? Maybe a bit too ambitious! Still no sight of featured hubber of any kind - it would be nice but mustn't get my hopes up. Would we know anyway? Have left two more hubs to brew - mortgage reduction and will be completing one more to make a set of three today. Then onto some health hubs. I am trying to put a load on bulk and refine the completed hubs when I know that the 30 have been done. I have until May 28th according to my calculations for completion of phase 1.
26th April. I only have one more hub to create in my 30/30. Then I can start publishing. Noticed another leap this week in Stats.
27th April. Published 4 hubs today, writing the final hub presently.
28th April. Published 3 more hubs today, after tidying up etc. Doing my backlinking to usual places. Completed final hub for brewing, yesterday.
2nd May. Completed 30/30 - After 3 previous attempts, I have now completed the 30 hubs in 30 days. This is a real achievement for me. I am now onto phase 2.
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Week 5 - To Be Continued?
4th May. I woke up to a breakthrough today. I am perfect 100!!! I can't actually believe it, so took a photo shot of it - hey, it might not happen again! lol. This has far surpassed my expectations. I am now on to phase two. I am presently submitting rss feeds to various sites for the team. Lets see what happens - hehehe :) I have been lucky enough to have a little additional attention from Mark Knowles and I want to thank him for his help. If you aren't a follower of him, I suggest that you enlist him. He is, indeed, a wise and knowledgable SEO guru. Click Get Me To Mark Knowles Now!
7th May. Have been catching up on the hubacadamy forum. I have added newly feedburner created feeds to recommended sites. Have learned about rss feeds (they are just re-packaged url's in a different name! Now demystified the idea). Read Edweirdo's hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Promote-Your-Older-Hubs-Using-Tags-To-Create-Custom-RSS-Feeds. This is an awesome hub by an awesome hubber whom I have the privilege to know. The hub has been featured on hubpages and is essential reading for anyone interested in SEO. I hope that I have helped with this community service announcement and shared the love to all.
Now we are entering into phase 2, those who are committed to this, need to keep focused to the cause. We are a very powerful team and we can achieve great things as a collective. For success, we need to look to our leader and abide by his decisions, no matter what. United we stand, divided we fall. Sunforged is our leader and the key to our success. If you have been following me, then you should be following him too. Click I Am A Believer Of Sunforged now!
24th May Right, this will be my last post for this hub. I want to leave you on a cliff hanger as I continue my learning incognito. Intrigued? Well, you will have to wait for my next hub won't you!:)
30 Hubs In 30 Days Challenge - Phase 1 of 60 Day Challenge
- This article is about an English traditional pass time. Essentially, that is ‘normal’ and keenly integrated into the English way of life. So, Car booting. What are car boots? Well you will have to click on the link to find out!
- Here Lies Love is the musical brain child of David Byrne. He was inspired by the famous Imelda Marcos. Who was she? The former first lady of the Philippines. David Byrne, in collaboration with Fat Boy Slim was fascinated by this woman, despite being renowned for her extravagance in the face her people’s impoverishment and suffering. Byrne and other artists, created a musical exploration into the artistry of this very public figure rather than the media hype. Check out the music, the man and the artists that have teamed up with him!
- This English traditonal pass time has has become a great resource for many people. Yes, the humble charity shop has grown, not only from the traditional high street store, now shows it's presence online. The online chartiy shop can now be viewed on a computer browser near you. Not only can you purchase your unique pre-owned and new items in store, but through browsing the internet. What a great way to bag a bargain and use your money for good things too!
Short Hub URL: http://hubpages.com/t/1380b9
- Psychology 101: What Makes People Happy?
In this psychology 101 article, we look at happiness. So what makes people happy? Is it things, substance or a feeling? Sometimes we can be eurphoric and other times we feel numb. But is this what it is to be happy?
Abraham Maslow believed happiness is about self actualisation. It is with this he developed a model that many health and social welfare professionals use today - Maslow's hierarchy of needs. So does it mean to self-actualise, we are happy or is there something more? Check this article out to find out more.
Hub URL: http://hubpages.com/t/1393f4
This is a psychology 101 article. Here we ask what is intelligence and how can we define it? Stemmed from the ideas of problem solving we look into the ideas of Binet, intelligence quotient and the historical perspective of this measurement. But is intelligence just about problem solving? Well, this will have to be left for you to decide after you have read the article.
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Psychology 101: Client Centered Therapy
This is one of my series of Psychology 101 articles. It is in this we discuss issues around client-centered therapy. What is it, how did it came to be and what are its uses?
We disguss Rogerian Theory in this article and how it was formulated from the basis of psychotherapy. Client centered therapy is also known as person centered therapy and the methods or approach have been developed from these terms.
I hope you enjoy learning more in the following article.
Nora is a keyboard cat. No she isn't a keyboard in the shape of a cat - she is a real live moggy who enjoys playing the piano! Yes, Nora is a piano cat who loves to create tunes and has done since she was a kitten.
So popular is Nora, her cat play has got her into all sorts of famous projects. She has even got a recording contract after her numerous success on youtube. Want to know more about Nora, now I have whetted your appitite?
Indie Music Promotion:: Underground Bands:: Music Recommendations
Revere, one of my featured underground bands, come with great musical ability. In this indie music promotion, I introduce you to a band that is just peeping their heads from the underground to the light of music genius. Music recommendations like this don't come around every day, so pay attention and don't let Revere bypass your ears.
Many bands don't get the recognition they deserve. Charities like Strummerville are helping to redress the balance. If you take a look at the following article, you will hear a sample of some the best music Revere has to offer. I hope you enjoy!
Indie Music Promotion:: Underground Bands:: Music Recommendations::2
This is another one of my indie music promotion special articles. Not feeling so well? Despite their name, Get Well Soon are not as sick as you think. They are one of those underground bands that don't seem to get the airplay they deserve. So, Rest Now, Weary Head, You Will Get Well Soon is not just the name of their 2008 album, but a genuine response to one of my music recommendations - far from illness, this album is an array of hope.
In this article, I have sampled three songs for you to listen to - so get up from your sick bed and pay attention ... you won't regret it!
Indie Music Promotion:: Underground Bands:: Music Recommendations::3
For this indie music promotion, I will introduce you to two bands: These New Puritans and The Phantom Band. Both these underground bands have had little recognition for their diverse and interesting styles. These underground bands don't seem to have much promotional success, although These New Puritans are have been featured on an early morning BBC radio show. Music recommendations, like these, don't come around every day and if you really want to hear tribal, new, but justified and ancient, please read on.
How To Diet:: Hunger Pains:: Taking Control
How to diet is an article about you taking control of your food intake. What is the best way to do this? By controlling hunger pains, amongst other things. Hunger pangs is where your body is using an instinctual mechanism to encourage your to dip into the fridge and indulge. But how can you stop hunger pains? This article will help you with it.
Health:: Improve Health:: Supermarket
This article attempts to change your mindset on supermarkets by proposing that most food contained within them is evil and bad for you and why. I want to also try and convince you that when it comes to health, the only way to improve this is by attending these buildings with caution.
How To Improve Immune System:: Improve Immune System:: Advice
This article looks at ways of how to improve the immune system. The advice here is about looking at your life in a holistic manner. In checking your overall health, exercise and food intake, we can find practical and natural ways to improve the immune system. Boosting immunity is also about finding natural ways to a better immune outcome by using complimentary therapies.
Within this article, you will find a couple of good videos, links for further investigation and a herb recipe which works in partnership with your overall health. I hope you enjoy!
How To Avoid Diabetes:: Diabetes Information
In this health article within the series of four, we tackle the issue of how to avoid diabetes. We look for the signs of pre diabetes and ways to prevent it - Diabetes information at its best! This is about an overall view of your health. In knowledge and understanding, you will be able to have an informed choice, avoid diabetes and become a longer living, happier person.
Cancer:: Cancer Research Charity:: Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is a charity that researches, offers grants and supports projects - many of them their own - on rare forms of cancer. They are leaders in the field of unresearched areas and where there seems to be a lack on fund injection, they fill this need. This opens up further areas of exploration which would otherwise be unexploited. This cancer research charity are world leaders in this field and work in partnership with outside sources looking for a cancer cure. In the following article you will see a cancer research charity with a difference!
Cancer:: Peritoneal Cancer:: What’s It All About?
Peritoneal cancer is a serious but rare condition that affects the lining of the abdomen. It has been more commonly associated with mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer triggered by the affects of asbestos inhalation. So what is the connection between this form of cancer and peritoneal cancer. What’s it all about? It is in this article we introduce you to this form of cancer, the prognosis, how it is treated and what the process involves. You will also see some valuable videos of people's experiences of the effects and treatment of peritoneal cancer.
Cancer Research:: Cancer:: Nanoparticles
This article is very exciting in the field of cancer research. Nanotechnology is fast being researched and investigated in many walks of life, health and education. In nanoparticles we find new hope for treatment and a potential cure for cancer. Ideas in these 'intelligent artificial robotic cells' can be compared to the idea of the Trojan horse. Once these cells have invaded the bad cancer tumour, they can elude a toxic trail of drug that kills the parasite like weed killer does to those unwanted plants. Nanoparticles are being developed and it won't be long before cancer will be treated as easily as administering an inplant.
Mortgage Reduction:: How To Pay Mortgage Early:: Practical Tips
Mortgage reduction is easy if you know how! This article will give you practical tips and will teach you to change your behaviour. This, in turn, will help you to prioritise what is important in your life. How to pay your mortgage early will help you to live a life without the threat of foreclosure, keeping you safe into old age. Why not have the security of your own home? You have earned it!
Mortgage Reduction:: How To Pay Mortgage Early:: Why?
The name of the game is mortgage reduction. Many 'experts' refuse to tell you how to pay off your mortgage early. They don't want you to do that. Why? Well... Where would they get their commissions from if you didn't need to have a mortgage advisor? There is no business in a mortgage free client, is there?! Yes, it is true that mortgage rates have been the lowest in 300 years, as Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert .com has stated, so maybe now is the time to reduce your mortgage, whilst you have money in your pocket now!
Mortgage Reduction:: How To Pay Mortgage Early
How to pay a mortgage early. This seems like an incredible task. For every pound that is put in this kitty, it seems like a bottomless pit. But, it isn't! There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your balance owed reduce - getting smaller and smaller! How would I know about mortgage reduction? Well, I have been there, done that AND worn the t-shirt! Yes, I am mortgage free and I will tell you how I did it!
Autism Spectrum Disorder:: Asperger’s Syndrome:: Undiagnosed Women
Asperger's syndrome is a predominately male condition. Or is it? We have been lead to believe that this autism spectrum disorder has been dominated by boys and men. This simply is not true! More and more undiagnosed women are being identified with this condition and it has been said that it is just as prevailant in females as males. The only difference being is that females are harder to diagnose - they can fake it.
We are finding that many undiagnosed Asperger women of the age of 40 has lived a lifetime with this condition. They have not had any intervention and have, somehow, had to cope with daily living with a disabling condition. This is one of the lost generation's story.
Autism Spectrum Disorder:: Asperger’s Syndrome:: Women and Girls
The term autism spectrum disorder sounds like a beautiful array of colour, however, there lies within its spectrum is a lost generation of women and girls who are undiagnosed. Asperger's syndrome for them has been a knowing of not being quite right, of bad head days and complicated relationships. Women and girls are underpresented. Not because they are not suseptible to the condition, but because they manage to compensate more effectively. This is because females are genetically more able in the realms of communication which makes them harder to diagnose.
This article will discover why, with the help of Ruby Simone, in a series of three hubs.
Autism Spectrum Disorder:: Asperger’s Syndrome:: Women, Girls & Dr Attwood
Dr Attwood is leading in the field of autism spectrum disorder. He has been raising awareness of Asperger's syndrome in women and girls and has researched extensively in this field. Thanks to Dr Attwood, many of the lost generation of women, are now aware that the reason why they have felt odd and socially unacceptable is because they are undiagnosed with Aspergers.
Asperger's and Girls is a well researched book by Dr Attwood that help identify these lost asperger women. Many, after reading his book, have realised that they are one of this sub-culture and have come to terms with themselves. This really is a recommended read. It is in the following article you will learn more.
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How To Improve Communication:: Communication Training:: What Is Communication?
This is a communication training article that focuses upon people. Communication comes in various forms. We look at what is communication, both verbal and non-verbal, form, content and function. We also look at how to improve communication. In doing this, we can become better and more effective in our relationships and lives.
We will now search deeper and find out the dynamics of this varied and complex subject.
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How To Improve Communication Skills:: Communication Training:: Handling Customer Complaints
This is a communication training article. As part of a series of three, we focus on dealing with customers and find ways of how to improve communication skills. This skill is transferable and useful every aspect of life. Handling customer complaints when they are angry is certainly a skill. It is about defusing the situation, becoming empowered so a you are able to resolve the complaint effectively. In this article, we further anaylise a situation with an angry customer. This should help with your learning.
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Social Welfare Programs:: Self Concept
As part of a series of social welfare programs, we focus upon all aspects of self concept. The ideas and principals derives from training on how to understand self concept in people with learning difficulties. However, such principals should not just be targeted at this section of the population, but is transferable to all people whatever the cultural background or creed.
Everyone deserves the chance to live life fully and having opportunities so be stretched to be their best. The ideas of self concept is the rational for striving to achieve this. You can be your best. You can gain insight for a better self concept!
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Social Welfare Programs:: Grief and Bereavement
This article is one of a series
of social welfare programs. What we will be looking at here is what hides behind
techniques in health and social welfare practice. These come from psychological sources and it is here we look at grief and
bereavement. Furthermore, we look at how these emotions can be prevailant within the broader subject of loss
and change. This is because much of these feelings are transferrable and
experienced in similar context to other situations. How can this be? Well you will have to read the article for more!
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Social Welfare Programs:: Community Care Services:: Internal Market
This article forms part of a series of social welfare programs. What is an internal market and how is useful in the context of national health and community care services? It is in here we look at and provide information as to the back bone of practices and procedures within a health and social welfare setting. We critically provide an overview as to the problems incurred to health and social welfare services when integrating internal market forces in care provision.
So how did market forces become involved in government initiatives like the National Health Service and social welfare services? This is about a historical perspective and was formulated in the National Health Service
and Community Care Act 1990.
Madchester:: Tony Wilson:: Factory Records
Tony Wilson. The self confessed accidental entrepreneur of Factory Records. This is Madchester. This is Mr Manchester. Anthony H Wilson extraordinare who, as he said, didn't know what the f*ck he was doing!
Madchester... the Hacindenda, Brit pop, Happy Mondays, New Order and the great Joy Division - where would Factory Records be without the late great Tony Wilson? Well... thinking about it, it... they did go bankrupt, didn't they! Again, this is one of the many adventures that the self confessed 'scapegoat' of the organisation would do for the love of art. Wilson always believed that it was not the destination in life's journey, but the journey itself. This article introduces Mr Manchester and why he is sorely missed from the Manchester music scene today.
English Traditional:: Glasto:: What's It All About?
Welcome to Glasto! It is not just about the festival - there is more! Glastonbury is Avalon - the Isle of Apples. It is English traditional green and pleasant land. There have been songs written about it - Jerusalem by William Blake and The Glastonbury Song by the Waterboys. There are myths and magical experiences professed within it. People have died for it. Jesus has said to have visited it. But why is it so special? What is is all about? Glastonbury is so much more than rock festivals, farmers and wellington boots. It is middle earth - the centre of everything and middle of nowhere.