Are Top Marketers Not Even Bothering w/Blogs Anymore?

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Hi Warriors...

I wanted to contact two fairly big names in marketing so I Googled, wanting to get the latest email since mine that I had on file was from my old ghostwriting days with them and I wasn't sure if they were still valid.

Well when I googled, all I found on page 1 were their FB fan pages. I also saw one blog, but it was created by someone else as a review site.

One guy didn't even own his name domain. And the other, when you type his name and dot com, went to a forbidden notice.

I find this odd. Seems like it'd be a staple basic thing to do, own your name domain. Do they put more stock into FB right now? I can see doing that, but not ignoring your name domain...

Weird.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joanne Reid
    This is indeed weird. Oddly, last night I was doing something similar and could not find the person I sought -- found facebook pages but not their website or blogs. I figured that the system wasn't working right and went on to obsess about something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Micah Medina
    Tiffany-

    I know that as I work with JVs, very few of my partners have a regularly updated blog. There's incentive to neglect it.. once you start building a mailing list, the money from that scales up a lot faster than the blog does - I use mine more as a digital handshake than a monetization method.
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    • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
      I notice I often come accross some big name IM marketer's blog just to see that it hasn't been updated in literally years. I instantly assume they must of retired or moved on to different projects.

      I don't know if many are not blogging anymore, though if not it's a mistake IMO. Fanpages are great, though you don't own them.

      And this is only marketers in the IM niche anyways I presume.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I still get a truck loads of traffic from my blogs and web pages. Fact is, there are some major bandwidth issues. Oh well, not every one is same. Still, personal blogs were once max pop. Perhaps they are seen as my space now. Well, so we guess.
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    • Originally Posted by TiffanyLambert View Post

      their blogs hadn't been updated in months or years. Crazy.
      Not crazy at all. Why would you consistently dedicate time to write in your blog if you can make 10x the return through other online means? Let's face it: blogs effort vs. reward ratio is terrible!

      I dropped my own blog years ago (and I was making VERY good money off it). Why? because I realized that my dollar-per-hour ratio was much lower than when I spent that time creating products or building targeted mailing lists or sales funnels.
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

        Not crazy at all. Why would you consistently dedicate time to write in your blog if you can make 10x the return through other online means? Let's face it: blogs effort vs. reward ratio is terrible!

        I dropped my own blog years ago (and I was making VERY good money off it). Why? because I realized that my dollar-per-hour ratio was much lower than when I spent that time creating products or building targeted mailing lists or sales funnels.
        True BUT...

        Shouldn't they at least OWN it? The domain? I mean, stick a list of products up there or something at least - even if it's not a blog.

        When you grow to a certain level, I wouldn't think you'd just say "oh well" to your URL.
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        • Originally Posted by TiffanyLambert View Post

          Shouldn't they at least OWN it? The domain? I mean, stick a list of products up there or something at least - even if it's not a blog.
          Oh I'm sure they OWN their Name+Surname.com domain, but they probably don't run it. I myself have my own name's domain name, and I dont use it (it's a blank page).

          It's a matter of time management and effort vs. reward. The truth is that, revenue wise, you dont earn much (at all) from those type of "personal branding" blogs, and they do take their share of time to run. Most big-time marketers are too busy, or would simply allocate their time in top-money projects than blogging nonsense or a regular basis.
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          • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
            Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

            Hey Tiffany...

            Sorry to veer off topic momentarily but I had a good chuckle
            reading your sig... top and bottom lines... LOL
            LMAO You have NO idea how hard it was to write that pack - kept wanting to write, "RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't look back!!!!" but I didn't

            Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

            Oh I'm sure they OWN their Name+Surname.com domain, but they probably don't run it. I myself have my own name's domain name, and I dont use it (it's a blank page).

            It's a matter of time management and effort vs. reward. The truth is that, revenue wise, you dont earn much (at all) from those type of "personal branding" blogs, and they do take their share of time to run. Most big-time marketers are too busy, or would simply allocate their time in top-money projects than blogging nonsense or a regular basis.
            Oh but one of them doesn't own it - it's up for sale! That's what shocked me. At least own it. lol. But it wouldn't have to be a blog - even a page pointing people to your various online sites, etc., would be helpful to those looking to learn more about you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradCarroll
    Maybe it's because people are developing shorter and shorter attention spa--btw, have you seen Pacific Rim yet? It's awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      I think some are disassociating their names from their blogs.

      I did the same type of search a few times and found their blogs, but it was only after looking around the blog a bit before I realized it was theirs.

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  • Profile picture of the author bgean
    Originally Posted by TiffanyLambert View Post

    Hi Warriors...

    <snip>

    Well when I googled, all I found on page 1 were their FB fan pages. I also saw one blog, but it was created by someone else as a review site.

    One guy didn't even own his name domain. And the other, when you type his name and dot com, went to a forbidden notice.

    I find this odd. Seems like it'd be a staple basic thing to do, own your name domain. Do they put more stock into FB right now? I can see doing that, but not ignoring your name domain...

    Weird.

    Tiffany,

    I find this odd myself. I would think (even if they didn't want to own a blog) that at least they would grab their own domain name to prevent someone else from snatching it.

    Let's not forget, even if they don't intend to use the domain as a blog, they could use it as a portal to the rest of their online products/projects. To me, that would be the smart move.

    Perhaps, if you get the chance, ask them when you get the opportunity to contact them. I for one would LOVE to know the reasoning behind the thinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    I have my name domain and after I write a content email, I post the content to my blog among other places. I figure if I'm going to write something, I might as well get some extra traffic from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    As the old crop goes out to pasture there's always a new bunch ready and chomping at the bit though. THat's what I've noticed over the years online. Some come out of the gate guns blazing but because of not pacing themselves, they run out of things to post.

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    • Profile picture of the author depp12
      Heh Tiffany,

      I just checked a few of the big guns around the internet. i.e guru type guys now.

      and they all seemed to have blogs and they were all up to date relatively...

      Maybe your two guys are on some desert island retired at this stage and a facebook page is all they need now !!
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        If you can.

        Another Alexa Smith (model and singer, I think) had that idea before I was even online. Her site has been called "Coming Soon" for about the last 5 years. It's not even for sale. I do own the hyphenated one, but I'm not actually using it. Sometimes you have to take what you can get. I'm "just saying".

        Maybe those marketers have other variants of their names? Like the ".me" or ".name" or something? I can't see Facebook as much of a substitute?
        Ah true - well they're not ranking from what I can see. One guy doesn't own his dot com. It's for sale - as a premium under $2k but I find it weird. LOL

        Originally Posted by depp12 View Post

        Heh Tiffany,

        I just checked a few of the big guns around the internet. i.e guru type guys now.

        and they all seemed to have blogs and they were all up to date relatively...

        Maybe your two guys are on some desert island retired at this stage and a facebook page is all they need now !!
        One's really active. The other I don't know but he has a big product out right now that's doing well so I assumed he'd have his own name. He DOES have a niche topic site so maybe that's all he wanted.

        I would at least OWN my name domain so no one else could use it as me if I didn't do much with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by TiffanyLambert View Post

    I find this odd. Seems like it'd be a staple basic thing to do, own your name domain.
    If you can.

    Another Alexa Smith (model and singer, I think) had that idea before I was even online. Her site has been called "Coming Soon" for about the last 5 years. It's not even for sale. I do own the hyphenated one, but I'm not actually using it. Sometimes you have to take what you can get. I'm "just saying".

    Maybe those marketers have other variants of their names? Like the ".me" or ".name" or something? I can't see Facebook as much of a substitute?
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    • Profile picture of the author DebiJ
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      If you can.

      Another Alexa Smith (model and singer, I think) had that idea before I was even online. Her site has been called "Coming Soon" for about the last 5 years. It's not even for sale. I do own the hyphenated one, but I'm not actually using it. Sometimes you have to take what you can get. I'm "just saying".

      Maybe those marketers have other variants of their names? Like the ".me" or ".name" or something? I can't see Facebook as much of a substitute?
      If you think yours is tough to get, try Debi Jones. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Think about it - how long does it take to create a blog? Just a few minutes. That means literally ANYONE can have a blog. With such a low barrier to entry, it stands that competition will leave blogging unprofitable sooner or later. Yes, you can have unique and amazing content but that doesn't mean that the other million blogs are not getting traffic that could have been yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    I know a lot of marketers who are successful but do not want to be rock star. Many just want to stay under the radar, earn money and help others.

    Then there are others who use their guru status to sell their next product even if it is just a rehash.... Not cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    I feel blogging is still huge. Seems to be able to get ranked easier since the latest update. Blogging is still a great way to build up free traffic which basically runs on autopilot.

    Won't hurt. Do one or two post a week with a little natural backlinking. Make sure to have analytics and webmaster tools installed so you can track progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Great observation Tiffany, i too have noticed this when i google some top Internet Marketers. My guess is that social Media has taken over most of them are now focusing mainly on there Facebook pages and others like Google+ . I notice Google+ is getting very popular with internet marketers these past few months. I guess its because of recent upgrades by Google which now makes it look similar to facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I'm so glad I grabbed my maiden name URL when I knew things were going South with my marriage. LOL!

    I love owning my own name domains - and I love social marketing, too. I wouldn't put all my eggs in ANY of those baskets though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Hey Tiffany...

    Sorry to veer off topic momentarily but I had a good chuckle
    reading your sig... top and bottom lines... LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Travis72802
    LOL!

    I don't own my own name domain name.

    By the time I thought of it...it was scooped up.

    Darn my slow thinking.

    I probably would now just cuz.

    Ultimately...blogging is not how I make wampum.

    My system is purty simple:

    I find hungry crowds.

    I build an email audience.

    Then test an offer (affiliate or mine)

    Then I'll build my own.

    Once my offer is making the cash register sing...it attracts
    affiliates and JV's.

    Blogging is one system for sure.

    Mine works for me.

    To each their own.

    Good to see ya Tiff!

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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by Travis72802 View Post

      LOL!

      I don't own my own name domain name.

      By the time I thought of it...it was scooped up.

      Darn my slow thinking.

      I probably would now just cuz.

      Ultimately...blogging is not how I make wampum.

      My system is purty simple:

      I find hungry crowds.

      I build an email audience.

      Then test an offer (affiliate or mine)

      Then I'll build my own.

      Once my offer is making the cash register sing...it attracts
      affiliates and JV's.

      Blogging is one system for sure.

      Mine works for me.

      To each their own.

      Good to see ya Tiff!

      Travis
      LMAO Travis you knew it was you, didn't you? Well one of you. There was another person I was trying to track down, too. Your domain is up for sale. Grab it! But it's almost $2k.

      I just want the people I want to find to own their dot com because that way I can type in their name dot com and be done with it. I was trying to find you and got someone else in Google search results and realized it was a review site.

      This is the problem when you get too big and have too many affiliates (LOL - horrid problem to have) - it becomes hard to find the real you.

      Good to see you too
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  • Profile picture of the author Travis72802
    Tiff,

    You're a good egg.

    I responded to your email too by the way:-)

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  • Profile picture of the author dronehawk
    With constant Google updates, I see most marketers on either web 2.0; Youtube and Slideshare
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I own my domain name, and it gets some traffic. When I created this site with my own name many years ago I thought it was a waste of time and money, but I did it anyway because I read that this was important online. Now I understand how really important it is.

    I keep updating my blog for years. It is not related to internet marketing.

    My blog is helping me get many new RSS feed readers and a good ranking, besides making sales and getting new subscribers.

    However, I realize that maintaining a blog is quite difficult.

    After writing many posts about similar topics an author will feel that there is nothing else to write about this matter.

    A blogger must have specific knowledge or make a research before writing every article to keep writing something new and different. Otherwise, the new blog posts will be a boring repetition of what was already written in the past.

    This is not for everyone.
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