Every blogger, Internet marketer, affiliate marketer and general web site owner has a fascination with traffic. The more the better is the general consensus. Imagine having a nearly unlimited source of traffic, for free. How about adding the ability to get top rankings in Google within minutes of publishing a post for competitive keywords and phrases?
Sounds like 20 other cheesy marketing emails you’ve probably opened in the last week. Here’s the difference with this one, though. We’re talking a legitimate site that ADDS VALUE for the reader and is formally recognized as “good” by Google. The type of site we’re talking about is a Google News site.
For those of you who don’t know, a Google News site is one that is included under News results in Google search results. Only accepted sites are included, but once you’re in, you have the ability to rocket to the top of search results effortlessly. Here’s an example:
For the past 6 months or so I’ve had this idea that I wanted a Google News site. I’ve even started the process of building such a site several times, but never got anywhere with it. At least not until I stumbled across an ebook a fella named E. Brian Rose was selling called Google News: Your Untapped Source of Traffic and PPC Riches. I hadn’t heard of EBR before nor of his product, but I was intrigued, so I asked him for a copy to review. He kindly obliged and I was surprised at how easy it seemed to get going.
Here’s a little taste of what a Google News site is able to do for you:
Like so many things in my life, I sat on it and didn’t follow the process. A few months later, he emailed me letting me know about a new product he had just released called Google Red Carpet and gave me access to look under the hood. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how he had developed his approach for building a Google News site. Every step is laid out very clearly with tips for getting things right the first time around to ensure compliance with the Google News review team.
Following the steps, I finally set out to build my Google News site. I’ll be honest, it’s a fair amount of work, but definitely not an insurmountable task. The best part is, I grabbed a new domain and hosted it on one of my dedicated servers. My only cost so far is just under $8 for the domain.
Getting everything set up is pretty straightforward, especially if you’ve done much with WordPress in the past. The lion’s share of the work is in gathering content for the site. That part took longer than expected, but I’ve already gotten a lot quicker at finding content and putting it together.
I don’t want to reveal too much of the process that Google Red Carpet takes you through, but if you have any interest in having a Google News site, this is by far the best product I’ve come across. EBR is very active in the forums, holds regular webinars detailing monetization techniques and site tips, and he has a number of articles covering a broad range of related topics.
For my test project, I’m in the waiting phase with the Google News review team. I submitted the site a little over a week ago and have just continued posting new articles every day while waiting for a response. I wholeheartedly believe in the Google Red Carpet product and would recommend it without a doubt.
I will post a follow up once accepted into the Google News network.
In the interest of being up front, I was given review access to the site, but no other compensation. The links are not affiliate links.
If you’re looking for a solid source of traffic and the ability to get to the top of the search engines for competitive terms, check out Google Red Carpet. It’s not a get rich quick scheme and does require some work, but based on what I’m hearing from others, it’s WELL worth it.
Check it out here: Google Red Carpet.