Talking BHAG With Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin Interview - Talking BHAG

BHAG 101 – An Introduction


The acronym BHAG stands for setting a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. The concept is explained by Jim Collin’s in his book Good To Great (Which I think is a must read!) In this video by Jim Collins about BHAG’s he explains the equation of a  “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” is  one that includes your hedgehog concept & flywheel.


Hedgehog Concept + Fly Wheel = BHAG


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Benjamin Beck Word Camp Las Vegas 2013 Presentation – Google Friendly SEO

Wordcamp Las Vegas 2013 Presentation

WordPress SEO – That’s Google Friendly from Benjamin Beck

Connect With Ben

Twitter – @Ben_Beck



All Of The Presentation Links (Click Here)

I referenced a lot of links in my presentation and instead of you trying to track them all down I put them all together for you.

Sign Up For The Link Harvesting Book (Click Here)

I revealed some of my fast and easy tips to getting more links to your website. If you are interested in hearing about the book please sign up.

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Verifying An Idea, Before Building

Found A Business Idea

My first job in the online marketing world was at a Web Design company in Tucson called AnchorWave. They created great WordPress sites and then would hand them off to the client.

The problem was that we would then spend hours talking on the phone, answering questions, and training the client on how to use WordPress.

The Idea came to me,  what if I created a plugin that had basic training videos to show clients how to do the basics in WordPress. So I came up with WordPress Tours.


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Guide To Philadelphia For Affiliate Summit East 2013 – #ASE13


Affiliate Summit East Conference - #ASE13 - Philadelphia

Holy Smokes, I can’t believe that  the #ASE13 conference is already here! As a transplant to Philadelphia I certainly don’t know everything about this city, but I thought it would be helpful to share some tips and insights on the city! If you have any questions about the conference I’ve include a few of the really helpful pages. (more…)

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Talking New Media With Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is a passionate speaker and author who inspires people to use hustle and social media to build a strong brand & community. He started out doing this with his own family business,, and now runs VaynerMedia a brand consulting agency that works with top companies in their branding and social media efforts.

I’ve been a fan of Gary since my friends at Anchor Wave had me read Crush It. So when I saw his Q&A a day interview series I jumped at the opportunity. It was a great interview and I learned a lot, hope you do as well. Enjoy!

Gary Vaynerchuk head shot


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Talking Ecommerce SEO With Bill Sebald

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Bill of Green Lane SEO gave me a lot of great tips & advice for E-commerce SEO. If you aren’t yet he is a great person to follow on Twitter ( BillSebald )

How did Bill Sebald get into marketing?

In my teen years I was considering psychology, working in the media, or slacking off. Ultimately I fell into marketing during a communications major at Penn State, and realized that it had components of at least two of my above interests. A couple years later I hooked up with a CD shop in Ambler, PA that was looking to sell products on a website. A progressive idea at the time.

They wanted to be for used CDs – these were the days when it was rare to have a shopping cart, and even rarer to get someone to give you a credit card number over the internet. We did guerrilla digital marketing, and I was hooked. From there I started my own music and commerce websites, learned graphic design, and started doing SEO (which was basically as simple as resubmitting to engines over and over – this was 2001, a year or so before the Google invasion). I also spent some time in the music industry, so I got to learn a different side of marketing there.


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Organize Your Life With Evernote Logo

Getting Everything Organized

For the longest time I was looking for a place to organize my life, but it was difficult to sync photos, voice memos, webpages, etc into one place. That was until I discovered Evernote! This video does a great job explaining everything that Evernote can do.  

Step #1 Collect Everything!

Evernote provides several tools that allow you to collect everything on and offline.

  • Evernote Web Clipper- Clip any website or online text to tag and save for later.
  • Photos – Search images by text which is perfect for business cards, labels, or signs.
  • Audio – Keep interviews and personal voice memos organized


Step #2 Tag & Note Everything

After you’ve collected all of this information you need to be able to easily find it. The best way to do this is to develop a tagging system. Here are three resources I would check out.

How Do You Stay Organized With Evernote Or Otherwise?

I am always looking for ways to become more efficient and organized. Would like to hear how you stay on top of your game.

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