Your case studies are interesting and I like you testing your twilight site sign up forms.
Yup going to make a how to post for sure - Hands down one of the best tools I use
Yeah for sure MJ, and keep us posted Jan.
So what I do with scribe, and btw I use the Wordpress Plugin one usually. but I use Scribe overall one of two ways with writers.
1. First off I make sure they have a basic understanding of Wordpress, which isn't usually an issue. I also give theme a specific format for the posts (this saves a lot of time)
2. I have them write their posts, and then we usually share screens and I walk them through these steps:
#1 - Have them click the Analyze Posts" button. Then it will scan the post for the basics like meta data, and all that. Then it pops up a window with the overall article score. This covers everything from Keyword density to showing you an example of how your posts will look in the Search Engines (which is super handy) - With that you can tweak it to ensure a higher Click Through Rate <-----
#2 - If you look at the screen shots on the original post above, you will see there are several categories it uses for the initial analysis. Each of of those, tells you the score, and simple ways to improve it.
A great example is that it will tell you what the primary keyword of the post is, and it will tell you how many times it;s used, alternate keywords, etc
It goes through several different things to check, how you scored, and how you can improve it. It also even give some "Basic SEO" best practices.
So this allows you to show your writer exactly what things to look at and check for. I mean it's spelled out in black and white there - So while some stuff seemed simple to guys like us, writers don't generally know SEO basic.
But basically it produces a checklist for the writer. Tells them what;s done and not done, and ways the article may be improved.
So I teach them to use this tool, and I tell that what the minimum score is, before it can be published.
Really that's just the beginning, the more I write here now, the more I think I should do a "how to" guide explaining how it can be used as a teaching tool. Maybe that and a video.
It it basically allows you to tell your writers:
Each article must have a score of XX% and as long as they use the tool, it;s not an issue. Also Scribe logs the data for each article, so you can go back and look at each article, the score, and the recommendations.
That's just the start of it too really.
If anyone wants to check it out on one of my sites, hit me up and I'll let you play with it
Can you share more about how you teach new writers using the tool? I haven't tried it yet, and to me that is the challenge - I only have so much time in the day so it's important I can teach/count on others to do these tasks as well. Good post.
Did some searching yeaterday, and the free versions did seem ok, but all would place backlinks in the theme. So to avoid this, i think the only option is the paid one. And i diden´t come across a free one that did have all the features that the scribe tool has. I haven´t tried scribe yet, but will give it a test drive soon.
Yeah this is one of those you get what you pay for type things. There's a reason some things are free, sure there is the rare occasion that's not the case, but ya know.
What I would suggest is getting the free trial, and reviewing that, and some of the others. That's what I did, I always shop around and I'm a cheap ass So yeah, I wouldn't be paying for it unless it was worth it.
Also, the added value of being able to work with newer writers and having them use it, it's an AWESOME teaching tool overall.
Thanks for the feedback, and keep it coming! Especially if you try various types of things like this, come back and let us know what you found out.
A dollar extra per article isn't much, because the difference between crap and decent is worth a lot more than that.
[QUOTE]and you can use that to generate a list of websites to try and build links from. So the hard part of done for you, and you now have a list of relevant sites you can contact.[/QUOTE]
I would say the hard part is getting the links from the relevant pages :)
It seems like a nice tool, but also very expensive. Its like a dollar per article extra you basicly pay.
The advanced plan to $97 gives you 75-100 posts. That seems very little. I would need more than that.
After searching for an hour or so i have found loads of sites with similar plugins, and not hard to find some free version very similar.
Gonna try a few of those.
[QUOTE]I found a similar one for a one off price that is decent. You can take a look at 'PushButtonSEO'[/QUOTE]
This i can only see for $70 cheapest i think it was. But loads of other sites offer them. Most in same price range.
Thanks bud, Dealer Dan told me the very same thing, I enabled the RSS, need to add the rest.
I found a similar one for a one off price that is decent. You can take a look at 'PushButtonSEO' dont buy it though, mess around on the site, have a look eventually you'll end up on a page to get it for free with some things disabled, but you can then try it out to see if you like it. Better than $25 a month imo unless you have a ton of writers and sites.
I do like the new improved helpful Randy though, you should add one of them feed burner things to your site like Dealer Dan has, I know id sign up to it.
Glad to hear it Fast Lane. I've email marketing is one of the most under utilized revenue generates in the gambling markets IMO - Lots of webmaster collect emails, but actually putting those lists to use is where most of us fall down
Interesting article. I'm actually looking into email marketing for a couple of my sites, so got some good ideas out of it.
Also, as I mentioned I've developed some handy plugins which makes split testing small variables super easy. I'll be sharing those for anyone that wants them int he coming couple of weeks.
Also, if anyone has a site or email campaign they want to share for a case study or conversion analysis, please drop me a line.
Thanks for the feedback, thanks everyone! Keep it coming
Sweet post Randy.
Have left a comment on actual article.
Nice write up Randy. Should be helpful to new affiliates.
A couple good examples of some of the simple things people can split test for big gains. Excellent write up!
erm, I think your time would be better spent on positive SEO rather than trying to punish your comp
Great Article , thanks for the tips :)