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.
Have a wonderful day. Share helpful things with other people.
The very best to all of you,