Reviews of The Stampede Secret 2.0

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Below you’ll find a few reviews to date of the newly released Stampede Secret – Web 2.0 Traffic Strategies

From Andy Beard

“Stampede Secrets 2.0 is unlike any internet marketing report or ebook I have read…”

“Whilst Laura’s intention was to target the ebook to beginners in social media marketing, in many ways consultants in social media marketing should read it because it will place a new perspective on information and strategies you think you already know.”

“This ebook oozes quality production with footnotes on almost every page and links to resources that back up the data and strategies she proposes.”

“To get the most benefit you really will have to read through the ebook a couple of times taking notes – in some ways it reminds me of some of the more serious marketing reports you might receive from Marketing Sherpa.”

Read the full review to get a realistic idea if the Stampede Secret is right for you – Andy Beard (link removed as Andy doesn’t appear to be online in 2013

From Ryan Knowles

“You need to stop using PlugIM, or any other source of so called “Web 2.0? traffic generation methods, until you’ve read this.”

Ryan ‘Dravis’ Knowles, PlugIM

From Tiffany Dow

“Automate Your Web 2.0! I strongly urge you to download The Stampede Secret 2.0 by Laura Childs (co-author to a book with Dr. Vitale of The Secret fame). This is the only guide to date that delivers quick-start tip sheets to help you put your socialization strategy on autopilot.”

Continuation of Tiffany’s email from the home page: “…I’m delighted that you’ve created a product that guides us through the process of positioning ourselves in this environment without the usual spam approach.I especially appreciate the 12 Point Action Plan for Web 2.0 because there’s no opportunity for failure if we apply the information you’ve given us.

“While my own expertise is primarily with Squidoo, what I’ve learned in Stampede Secret 2.0 is how to develop an actual blueprint to my socialization strategy so that each day I can log on and tweak my efforts for more traffic and sales.

“In addition to being packed with solid information and advice, it’s also a great read, which is important to me as a writer because so many products tend to be dry and a struggle to keep my attention.

“I can’t wait for Stampede Secret 3.0!”

Tiffany Dow, Queen of Squidoo

Please be sure to leave your own testimonial, review, question or comment…I’d love to hear from you!

Social BookMarking – Is the Honeymoon Over? Alexa says…

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UPDATE – Although this post started as a quick look at the drop in social bookmarking, it has moved into more of a discussion on the validity of Alexa, and thinking about your target market (do they bookmark? do they blog?), plus a quick intro to Seth Godin (as if, for a moment, any intro to Seth was ever required!). Skim over the stats, and head into the comments to see what I mean, and please, leave your own mark if you have questions.


Doing a bit of research updates today to include in 2007’s Stampede Secret and I started noticing some (potentially) distressing trends to those of us who thought bookmarking was going to solve all our traffic problems…

As I surfed through over 100 social bookmarking sites and compared them to Alexa’s traffic ranking stats, I found that the majority of them had noticed a 10-40% decrease as compared to 3 months ago.

I’m not about to stake claims, make any predictions, or write a doom and gloom message for website traffic seekers hoping to use tag and bookmark practices to huge success – at least not in this post.

I do suggest however, performing some of your own research, before you jump on the social bookmarking bandwagon…

The table below has a mix of bookmarking sites, with a few of their current Alexa positions (any # with an * beside it has not decreased. In fact, those sites have seen an increase of anywhere from 2-30%).

Odd to see down 44 (page views and users), digg down 6, and fark down 322 to name a few. See the list and some of the numbers, I didn’t post them all publicly… Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Web 2.0 Traffic eBook?

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This is actually quite good for a free Web 2.0 ebook resource. I’d like you to grab it as it will bring you up to speed and more aware of what 2.0 Traffic techniques might do for you.

It’s called “The Authority Site Black Book – Web 2.0 Traffic” and is available at the smart subdomain (link below).

Smart Authority - Web 2.0 Traffic

If you’re on any internet marketer’s list they’re probably going to use the pre-written email that says “this will work for years to come” and “includes every important Web 2.0 social marketing tactic and website that you could ever want to know about and use to bring in traffic through social marketing.”

Don’t believe it for a minute. Read the rest of this entry »

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Non-Geeks Want Web 2.0 Sites

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Now I’m not poking fun at non-geeks – au contraire – but I do want to talk about those of us who have innovative ideas but no way to put them into website programming. Especially when it comes to Web 2.0 programming!

This started with a reader’s comments and questions on I don’t usually post the comments left on that page (it exists purely for contact purposes), except in situations where I believe others need the same answers as those who write in.

As an aside, when you comment on that page please understand that if I do post it as public access, I will strip any particulars from it that will disclose your ideas, target markets, or full name. I have had enough profit-producing niche markets lost to competitors in the last 6 years due to being far too open about my online activities. I will do my utmost to protect yours when you take the intiative to confide in me.

“I would like to create a bespoke web 2.0 site…Could you give me any recommendation on where to go to research how this can be acheived? The only place I have to go for information and advice is the internet, as I have no geek (in a nice way:)) friends…”

editor’s note: “In the U.S., bespoke software is often called custom or custom-designed software.” (source:

What’s A Non-Geek to Do?

Reports are in from Silicon Valley.

Programmers and Web 2.0 investors spending entire days at the local coffee shops. Brainstorming and making offers. Laying their ideas and innovations out on the table. Many want to be the ‘next big thing’. Other’s just want to copy what YouTube’s got, or digg, or MySpace. (That’s not smart marketing or business, but it’s the way of the get rich quick set.) Read the rest of this entry »

2.0 Marketing for Real Business

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Honestly I couldn’t believe the number of people who flocked to MySpace with their online business promotion ideals – making ugly web spaces and creating lists of ‘friends’ that they hoped would somehow amount to ‘worth it‘ in traffic and sales.

I ranted long and furiously about this in another post so I’m not about to get tangled up that negativity again, but you must know this:

“As a writer and tester for the best types of free traffic generation and gaining top search engine ranks, and with a MySpace marketing ebook to sell, I never told you about it. Nor promoted the material. Didn’t even offer it up on one of my top ranking resale rights pages. And I did not share the techniques.”

Why, when I could have raked in a few thousand selling that material? Read the rest of this entry »

Privacy Policy for Web 2.0 Site Builds

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As a continuation of an earlier post, the thought crossed my mind that I’d better keep writing more items for your checklist on buidling a Web 2.0 site.

Privacy Policies

Although privacy concerns are not as important to the younger surfer (according to research and by younger I mean young adults 18-29), you still want to post a privacy policy on your site that is accessible from every page the site generates. This is often included as a link in the footer.

Although young adults are more immune to the worries over what Web 2.0 social networking sites use their personal information for, there is some concern that such sensitive information will be hacked, mined, or result in identity theft. Media is the cause of this anxiety as they continue to focus on the variety of ways web-based data is insecure. In reality, fewer than the media would have us believe, suffer from any of this.

However, as a Web 2.0 site builder or entrepreneur, you will want to address your visitors’ concerns as early as it crosses their minds especially if sensitive information is to be shared on your site. Read the rest of this entry »

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