I inquired if they have used Google operators to search for their information "outside" this forum and "outside" paid products. None had a clue what I was talking about. I made a related post years ago, but apparently no one has found it - why should they if they are not looking for this information?
A lot of people hate Google for their algorithms and updates. Fine. But Google can be your friend in many other ways.
This tip will help you find free information on any subject in seconds. Really!
How would you like literally thousands of ideas, tips, strategies, best practices, guidelines and all kinds of help on any topic under the sun? And it's all at zero cost to you and it's laid out in seconds?
This is what you do:
Go to the Google home page and type in your desired subject in the search bar. Add a space after the subject then type "filetype:pdf" (no quotes). Then search on that string.
That's all you have to do. Then you simply scroll through all the pdfs that are in the search results and pick and choose those that look helpful or interesting.
This works so well because generally PDFs tend to be less advertising biased and more content oriented so you'll get search results that are mostly educational and helpful content.
Here are a few examples of some topics that you might want to try:
public domain filetype:pdf
market research filetype:pdf
membership sites filetype:pdf
email best practices filetype:pdf
Any subject is fair game and of course, the results you get will largely depend upon how targeted and specific your search string is. This tip may be old news for seasoned marketers . . . but maybe not. We're all still learning, right?
The very best to all of you,