IRA.com Version 2.0 and Shout Out To BlueLayerMedia

First off, I want to start by giving a major shout out to the guys over at BlueLayerMedia. They are the ones who helped us get this site coded and they did just a fantastic job. I’ve worked with a lot of developers though the years and these guys are simply some of the best. Their code is super tight and they have the uncanny ability to push WordPress to its upper limits. I told them that I would be making this post, so they offered 10% off to anyone who mentions this post on their first project. Their rates are fairly reasonable to begin with, so this will make it even cheaper. If you end up using BlueLayerMedia feel free to comment on your experience via this post to let me know how it went. ***DISCLAIMER: I’m not affiliated with BlueLayerMedia in anyway. In regards to IRA.com version 2.0, well I’m pretty excited about it. The new site features a full-featured accountant and financial planner directory. We’ve pre-sold almost 200 entries for this directory and we’ll be busy populating that data over the next few days. It also has some pretty slick videos (2nd one is in production now), an IRA basics section, and an Ask An Expert function. Via the Ask An Expert page users can post any questions they might have and then only the experts in the system can reply. This ensures that users are getting good sound advice and it’s a value-add for those in the directory. Finally, I’m really excited about the design of the new site. It’s just got an amazing look...

Terran Marketing Purchases IRA.com

Today I’m really excited to be able to announce that Terran Marketing has purchased ira.com in what I hope will become our flagship website. For those of you who read my blog from outside the United States, an IRA is an Individual Retirement Account. These accounts provide a tax shelter while your money is in them, allowing your money to grow tax free. About 70% of people in the United States have an IRA, or some form of retirement account. That’s a lot of people searching for information related to this subject, but I’ll get more into that later. In addition to the search volume the financial industry is one of the strongest on the Internet – in terms of Cost Per Click advertising and Cost Per Acquisition commission payments. Having an exact match domain like this should be a category killer and we’re looking forward to building this project out. History with IRA.com We actually closed on this site on September 1st, but haven’t been able to talk about it publicly because of some legal mumbo-jumbo. This deal was accompanied with a fairly lengthy legal agreement which requires us to stay tightlipped about the terms of our deal. However, now that everything is official we are allowed to come forward as the new owners of the site. This is also a good time to give a special shout-out to Derek Giordano for helping us broker the deal. When we purchased the site on September 1st, it was more of a placeholder for the domain than anything. It wasn’t exactly a parked domain, but it wasn’t much more than...

Terran Marketing Launches OnlineDegree.com

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over 6 weeks since my last post. That’s because a) we’ve been having a horrible time with getting the right programmers in place. b) we’ve been working on a major project that I haven’t been able to talk about. Nonetheless, I’m happy to report that we finally launched version 1 of onlinedegree.com. We still have a lot of improvements to make with the site, but it’s a good start. Let me get into detail about each of these subjects…. Programmers When I first launched this blog I vowed to talk about the good and bad going on at Terran Marketing; this is one of those times where I must confess things haven’t been going as smoothly as possible. As a SEO and Internet Marketing company, having good programmers is like the engine of our company. Over the past several weeks we’ve been dealing with programmers who were: – once good, but later flaked out – claimed to have a certain skill-set, but really didn’t – grossly missed deadlines – weren’t paying attention to details – or were difficult to work with The good news is I think we’re finally past a lot of the issues we were having. We’ve been using one company who’s consistently provided good work for us along with a new full time programmer and 3 contractors. If all goes well we’ll be able to catch up on the backlog that was created and get everything back on track again. Major New Project As I eluded to at the beginning of this post, the main reason I haven’t had...