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Yesterday it occurred to me to simply ask for stuff.  So I did.  And I'm getting stuff.  Wow! 

So now I'm kinda thinking about that and what else should I ask for. 

I would like to ask for links to my stuff.  For those of you with blogs or web sites, please link to my stuff.  Here are some links - feel free to copy and paste whatever suits your fancy:

permaculture

lawn care

diatomaceous earth

cast iron

raising chickens

missoula

raised garden beds

electric heaters

light bulbs



On blogs and web pages, you would use HTML:

<a href="http://www.permies.com/forums">permaculture</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/lawn-care.jsp">lawn care</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp">diatomaceous earth</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/cast-iron.jsp">cast iron</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/raising-chickens.jsp">raising chickens</a>

<a href="http://www.permies.com/missoula">missoula</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/">raised garden beds</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/electric-heat.jsp">electric heaters</a>

<a href="http://www.richsoil.com/CFL-fluorescent-light-bulbs.jsp">light bulbs</a>



Feel free to link to threads that you like

Links from facebook, reddit, buzz, forums, twitter, anything and everything count. 

And, of course, I encourage everybody to make links from permies to their stuff.  In forum posts, in signatures, in your personal profile ... 

Anybody care to make a link to my stuff?

 
                                    
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good idea.  i was planning on doing a blog post about your lazy lawn article this spring.  we'll see - i am lazy...
 
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i have been linking to your stuff here and there.  i prefer to link to things after having enjoyed them so when i get around to stuff or revisit it i will try to remember to link to it.
 
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i have been linking to your stuff here and there.  i prefer to link to things after having enjoyed them so when i get around to stuff or revisit it i will try to remember to link to it.



that sounds great!

 
                                      
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Thanks Paul.  I am really enjoying your podcast and of course the videos are awesome.  I just linked your chicken article on my Facebook wall, and put Permies.com on my blog.  Thanks for the great work and inspiring me to do more! 

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It's working!

Today I am #8 for "lawn care" - the highest I have been in a year!

 
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It's #1 if you google "organic lawn care."
 
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I've held the #1 spot for "organic lawn care" for forever (I think).  I used to be #1 for "lawn care" and that's the one where I think the article changes the world the most.

 
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Paul, I've got to agree with you on that one.  I got here by way of the lawn care article and found there is more than lawns to think about.  In fact, it led me to looking at things in a whole new way for almost a year now.  Guess you have to grab those bricks where you can find 'em.
 
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Al Loria wrote:
Paul, I've got to agree with you on that one.  I got here by way of the lawn care article and found there is more than lawns to think about.  In fact, it led me to looking at things in a whole new way for almost a year now.  Guess you have to grab those bricks where you can find 'em.



People finding our community via the lawn care article is a happy side effect. 

When that article was #1, I'm convinced it reduced the use of toxic gick to the tune of two trainloads.  At #14, I think it was dialed back to something like two train cars. 

People that are already convinced will search for "organic lawn care".  Everybody else searches for "lawn care".

 
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I would like to ask for links like this:

raised garden beds

So the exact phrase "raised garden beds" and the URL http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/

 
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Been doin' it - just too lazy to update my own blogs - it's more fun to read your stuff.
 
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The last few days, and the next few days, will be dedicated to getting work done like links and stuff.

I seem to be focused at the moment on how to get more links for my cast iron article.

 
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countryraven wrote:
AYE, AYE Commander Wheaton

  Steady at the HELM

We Await your Next Command Sir 



So i am trying to figure out how to get links to my cast iron skillet article.  I just feel powerfully compelled to do this.

So, I've sent out a few emails asking folks with big sites if they might be open to it. 

So far, Jacob, at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/ has made a LOT of links to me.  Look at how cool that is!  He even called me "friends of ERE".  I need to do cool stuff for him. 

A long time ago, Neil at homestead.org made a lot of links to my stuff.  I put him on my buddies list, but I really owe him a lot more than that.  He has a big site and I get a fair bit of traffic from those links. 

I visited with the folks at countryside mag today.  They might make a link to me.

Links on big, popular sites are key. 

Links, links, links, links .... how to get more links.  When I get to the point that I feel like I have enough, I can go back to making podcasts and videos.

Seems like blogs are where it is at these days.  Surely lots of homesteaders and permies would have one blog entry about cast iron (and then they could make a link to me).





 
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Another day that I'm not putting up podcasts/videos because I am still trying to get links.
 
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You are definetly on the fast track to saturating the internet with your videos....Your are a marketing genius. I can't search for anything regarding compost, gardening, nettles, green house, MULLEIN(the best mullien video ever) with out one of your videos or permies.com popping up. you can not be ignored :0)

Have you considered your "key word" searches. "cast iron skillet cleaning trick - how to" and "egg slides around on a cast iron skillet how to tutorial"might be a bit limiting. the Key word "Skillet" is missing searches from people who are searching for "cast iron PAN".

I heard you mention that you want reach people outside of the permies circle. Those kind of people might not even know what a skillet is so they would never search for that. when i searched "cooking with cast iron" you are not on the radar. maybe a new cast iron video (like the mullein video) that melds both of your cast iron videos and some interesting cast iron facts with all the "key words" in the title. like....cooking with cast iron skillet and seasoning your pan how to.....

Links on facebook are also just as effective as blogs. your current cleaning trick video could get a boost there too

FYI--the only reason that I now know about permaculture was because of a link to the thread about women peeing out doors...haha 
 
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Do you know how many searches are done for "cast iron PAN" instead of "cast iron" or "skillet"? 

I do have another cast iron video to put out.  About seasoning and re-starting a pan.

I'm trying to learn SEO.  And my understanding is that links on facebook have nearly zero SEO value.  Links on forums have far more value.  Links on blogs have even more.
 
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I just went to youtube and searched for "cast iron pan".  The results seem to be the same as searching for "cast iron skillet".

At this point, I think the thing that determines which one goes first is people searching and then clicking on a video, watching it to the end and giving it a thumbs up.

 
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Do you know how many searches are done for "cast iron PAN" instead of "cast iron" or "skillet"? 


I don't have an answer for that.....sorry, I realize it is too late to change your title now any way so that was not a helpful suggestion for your emediate goal of this video dominating youtube.

I'm trying to learn SEO.  And my understanding is that links on facebook have nearly zero SEO value.  Links on forums have far more value.  Links on blogs have even more.


you are right! your current strategy is clearly working. Facebook is only effective for "viral marketing". I don't think it effects Google at all. But.....it can create more web traffic to your videos getting more views and "likes".
Facebook would be small potatoes compared to your current efforts but it is worth considering  
for folks who do not blog, they could help you with facebook links or emailing their whole address book your link, Just to help increase web traffic.

overall you seem to have excellent strategy for reaching the masses and those on the lower end of the "Wheaton Eco Scale".  I think all your efforts with permies.com is happening at the right time and right place  .....Thanks! :0)
 
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I changed the title on the old cast iron video yesterday.  So it was kinda funny that you mentioned it!
 
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Hi Paul,

have you considered donateyouraccount.com?  it allows you to make a post to the twitter/facebook accounts to your minions with varying frequencies (1/day, 1/week, etc.)

-steve
 
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heathensteven wrote:
Hi Paul,

have you considered donateyouraccount.com?  it allows you to make a post to the twitter/facebook accounts to your minions with varying frequencies (1/day, 1/week, etc.)

-steve



This is the first I have heard of such a thing.  People do this?  It sorta seems ... wrong.  Have you done this?

 
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i've donated my relevant accounts to majority.fm, which is a web-based radio show.  they put up one update per day on my facebook & twitter accounts, which is seen by all those who follow/friend me.  i'm very familiar with what majority.fm does, and so i trust them not to abuse the priviledge of posting on my behalf.  in fact, i get lots of "likes" & "retweets" from their stuff, and have picked up new followers & friends.

i'm new to permaculture, and working my way through the podcasts.  i'd feel pretty comfortable donating my accounts for your use; and i hope most other permies would feel likewise.

-steve
 
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Have blog, will travel.

Now I just need to actually post some permie type stuff so I can link to your articles. I am planning on doing a little hugelkultur project soon, so I'll be sure to link to the article.
 
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My family and friends have spent years listening to my travails of trying to find quality information about a sustainable lifestyle.  Now they get the opportunity to view videos and read articles that I feel are a good basis for discussion about things we have in common.  I don't know if it will result in any new members for permies, but it is boosting the YouTube count.
 
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Paul,

I sure can send in the request to earth911. Can you provide me a like to that artice and I will send it today.

John Taylor
 
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"a like"?

Normally, I would think you mean "a link", but today with the "like" being so prevalant ...

Here is a link: http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/

If you meant "like" I guess I'll need more info.
 
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