CMidd - 3:38 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
our SEO group is like 20 people
Affiliate marking 6 People
SEM is around 15
Other group/mastermind is like 8 people "combined from Affiliate Marketing"
I'm in the the Washington DC, US. Big city and full of It Professional.
It doesn't hurt to atleast try. You don't need a ton of people. If you get 5 webmasters you'll be great.
try Meetup.com or Just post in the Craigslist Gigs section.
Trust me, learning from other mistakes is worth it alone "something you rarely see on forums". People will clearly tell you what sucks, what doesn't work, how they F-ed up.
"Learning from your mistake is great, but learning from others mistake is even better" Bill Gates
Sharing best practices is great, it become 5 people working learning and sharing vs 1 person on there own. Before a test trying to send out a email to the group "Hey guys anyone try X" and get a honest response.
Just 2 day ago a read a post on RDF asked if it worth it, and got a great response.
We also chat by Email Aim, etc so we don't have to be in person. Sometime we even do Skype meetups.
Plus people will see thing you haven't cause your focus on the Technical, ranking, earning side..
One person literally gave me $100,000 worth of advice in one meetup in a 4 minute conversation. A simple, Change your domain name to X and use tag line "X" pushed a site i had to number one and made it more visitor friendly and helped me brand my site. "yep just like from the Social Media movie "Drop the "The" LMAO"
I never really thought about it, i was to busy doing SEO, building back links, writing content, optimizing page speed, testing adsense locations and other BS. A Simple change in domain name Branded my site, and a simple catchy tag line put what my site was "and wasn't" and people repeat it all the time. I create a niche saying in my niche that points back to my site and now my site is a house hold name in my niche LMAO. <-- can't get that from this site where you're scared to even mention your site, keywords or niche LOL.
hey if you find enough Trust worthy folks on this forum Set up virtual a meet up group/mastermind.