3,000 posts and a "secret" share

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I have always enjoyed the Warrior Forum because my education, training, 35-year professional career, and personal interests are all in small business development.

I've quietly passed the 3,000 post milestone on the WF. It reminds me that I've spent a lot of time here, mostly trying to be helpful to other marketers. It's what I enjoy doing.

I know there's really nothing special about 3,000 posts . . . heck, there are committed people here that have over 20,000 posts . . . and some, like my friend Lexy, who is approaching 30,000! Yikes, I'm a newbie in comparison!

Anyway, I want to thank all of you for the time you spend here trying to help others. I know I personally learn a great deal from you, something new on nearly every visit.

Today I wanted to share a web site with you. I call it a "secret" simply because I have never heard it mentioned here at the WF (maybe I just haven't looked in the right threads).

One of the very best ways to develop a successful business is to model others in your same market that are already successful. No, I didn't say copy them or steal their content. Model what they are doing in their selling system. That's no secret really . . . like the Geico commercial says, "Everybody knows that!"

But just how do you do it? How do you de-construct or dissect a competitor's site?

How do you find out what the top web sites in your niche are doing? Where does their traffic come from? Where are they advertising? What countries are they targeting? What keywords bring them traffic? What search engines are sending traffic? What are their site's page views, bounce rates, time on site? What are they doing with social media? Display advertising? Ad networks? Do they have a mobile app? And on and on.

I have no affiliation or relationship with the site I'm going to share. Go there. Type in (for example) WarriorForum.com. See what kind of information you can learn about the WF. Then type in your top competitor's URLs. See what they are doing. Model their marketing systems. Get profitable fast.

SimilarWeb.com

Have a wonderful day. Share helpful things with other people.

The very best to all of you,

Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author kangen333
    Wow that's very useful.

    I'm actually planning to start a campaign to increase direct traffic to my forum, this will be a great tool. Definitely going to favorite for research.

    Thanks!


    UPDATE:

    Pretty popular site, has an Alexa of 1,000. Also I signed up for pro since no credit card was required, only my email. Awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
    Some very good insight you've shared... and thanks for the resource link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Great share Steve.

    I've never heard of that site, thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmac00
    Steve, I hadn't heard of that site either, thanks for the share, it has already proven very useful.

    Oh, and congrats on 3k!
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    This is such a gem! Thanks for the share. I have been wondering if acquiring this sort of info was possible for a while now.
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    • Profile picture of the author jorgesil
      Hi

      Thank's for the share.
      It is a very useful site.

      Jorge
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by Steve B View Post



    One of the very best ways to develop a successful business is to model others in your same market that are already successful. No, I didn't say copy them or steal their content. Model what they are doing in their selling system.
    Steve
    Excellent point Steve, something that is over looked. By pointing out "Model" you may have help a large section of members shorten there learning curve. That's a great 3000 post ...wish you the best in your business and looking forward to your 4000 post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jan79
    Great site, thanks, already using it right now
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  • Profile picture of the author Vin Venture
    Wow thanks for this share! It's funny, one of my instructors at school has said some of his most successful ventures have been in finding a successful website, mimicking it ( in concept ) and improving on or adding a key aspect to it. Going to share this with my class .
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Wow awesome share and congratz.

    How does this website get these details?

    Cheers,

    C.G.
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  • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
    Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

    I have always enjoyed the Warrior Forumknow there's really nothing special about 3,000 posts . . . heck, there are committed people here that have over 20,000 posts . . . and some, like my friend Lexy, who is approaching 30,000! Yikes, I'm a newbie in comparison!
    thanks for the share. That's a really cool website!

    You're right. If you want to be successful in your chosen market, emulate (not copy) those who already are. I am living proof of that.

    And, no, you're not a noob. I can tell by your posts. You're a savy and experienced marketer.

    It always "interests" me when someone uses a "post count" as a yard stick to measure success.

    Really it boils down to time. Ive been here since 2008 (longer if you count the old forum) and I have around 700 posts.

    That's not because I don't like the forum. It's just that most of the time I am too busy doing things that make me money to spend too much time posting.

    From my experience, how in the WORLD can someone post 20 to 30 THOUSAND posts within 6 years and be successful at the same time?

    In my experience, that, while not impossible, is a longshot.

    How do I know?

    Because I am successful but the catch is, it takes me 60 hours a week.

    The point here is...... you're successful because you're successful. It's not about post counts. That's just a status symbol and those don't go to the bank.

    I can spot poor people driving BMWs, and likewise can be said about post counts.
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Congrats and that's indeed a great post!

    I also give this advice to people to just model what other succesful marketers are doing. You don't have to reinvent the wheel to become succesful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Congrats on reaching your milestone. From what I've read you offer good advice! Keep up the excellent high quality posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats on the 3000 and that site is really interesting. Thanks for sharing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Great share, great site, especially as I'm about to launch some new projects next year, which is soon!

      My suspiscion has been confirmed, 55 percent of my competitors traffic comes from referrals so that's what I'll focus on!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
        Reverse engineering what others do could be the same thing.

        Thanks for the post, congrats on 3k.
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Thanks Steve.

          You really have been so diligent and helpful with your insight over the years.

          Nice share.


          - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I know I have benefited many times from your posts. I have also see you try to help others with your straight-forward common sense replies. Newbies trying to develop real long-term businesses should pay attention to your next 3,000 posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author minutesuae
    Thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Thanks for all you do to help others, through your insights and advice, to have better lives and businesses.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
      From my experience, how in the WORLD can someone post 20 to 30 THOUSAND posts within 6 years and be successful at the same time?
      Have you ever been on a sports or auto forum? The "high" post counts here are nothing compared to what you see in other forums.

      As for 'stat' sites, when I see one in my server logs I block them for reasons like this thread, and to save bandwidth.

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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    woow.. thanks for sharing
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