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Forum: Email Marketing 20th October 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By bleu
Have you used Mailjet, is it good?

I'm looking into using Mailjet, it seems like a good alternative if you don't send a lot of emails but you want to have a lot of subscribers.

So if you've used them, what did you think of them?
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Re: How do I scrape a site for certain content?

Thanks, I want to find all the infringing work, not just the stuff people randomly come across on Facebook.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Re: How do I scrape a site for certain content?

Would Screaming Frog work? It doesn't require any programming and I can configure custom searches but I have to buy a license to do it for $149, not sure if I should buy it or not.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Re: How do I scrape a site for certain content?

I found the products.

They blocked all the search terms.

They admitted to blocking the terms, so I can no longer find them easily.

I can still come across the products in ads occasionally or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Re: How do I scrape a site for certain content?

Thank you.

But how could I buy it if I can't find it, that's why I'm trying to figure out how to scrape the site...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Re: How do I scrape a site for certain content?

Absolutely! I have let it go but I still play the game of the world, it is our playground after all!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Re: How do I scrape a site for certain content?

No, I am the one who is being stolen from.

My copyrighted content is being stolen and sold (it's artwork).

The site that is stealing the content has blocked the terms in it's search function so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
How do I scrape a site for certain content?

Hi,

A site is selling copyrighted content, they have a search function on the site but they have blocked all terms that would show the content, (they admitted that they are doing this).

So how...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th September 2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By bleu
how do I wipe a really old computer so that I can recycle it? (won't connect to internet)

they say before you donate/recycle your computer you're supposed to download this program that cleans everything off it - but this computer is really old, almost 20 years

I can turn it on but it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
RE: What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

thanks guys, I guess I'll have to put it on it's own domain then, I'm already in a shopify class and started with the free trial of shopify so I don't want to start all over with another platform
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
RE: What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

who has a wallet small enough to fit down the toilet anyway? haha
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
RE: What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

that's what I wanted to do but they said no (shopify) I guess for some reason you can only run it from its own domain or on a subdomain
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
RE: What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

what about analytics? someone else has told me that google analytics is difficult to get to work correctly on a subdomain - also isn't a subdomain treated the same as a separate domain anyway?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
RE: What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

Thank you. Yes, of course it would be on my OWN domain, I was just wondering if it made a difference if I put it on a subdomain of my existing site or would it be better to buy a new domain name just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
RE: What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

So putting a Shopify store on it's own domain and putting it on a subdomain is throwing money away either way?

Not sure what your saying, lot's of people make money with Shopify...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By bleu
What's best for seo, have my shopify site on its own domain or on a subdomain?

Is it better to have a shopify store be on its own domain or is it better/the same to put it on a sub domain of an existing site?

thanks!
Forum: Social Media 7th August 2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By bleu
RE: I'm getting .005 cent engagement on one of my posts, how to monetize?

I'm running a second one now and it's getting .02 per engagement

I have it set to not run on Instagram so it's all Facebook

one person said they want it, one said they need it, and there are...
Forum: Social Media 7th August 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By bleu
RE: I'm getting .005 cent engagement on one of my posts, how to monetize?

it is for sale and I have run ads with a link but no sales

I have run ads where I pay per click and no sales

now it's down to .004 and I'm getting around 80 likes to my page per day, and over...
Forum: Social Media 4th August 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By bleu
I'm getting .005 cent engagement on one of my posts, how to monetize?

It's not .05 it's .005 per engagement on a post of my artwork, no links or anything just the title of the work and a picture of it.

I'm getting page likes, post likes, comments, and shares at what...
Forum: Social Media 16th July 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By bleu
RE: Possible Instagram attack by competitor, what to do?

Okay, yes thank you! This is exactly what's happening to my hashtags and I have been using the same hashtags over and over. So I will delete the hashtags from all my old posts or just delete the...
Forum: Social Media 15th July 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By bleu
re: How do those Instagram Auto Followers work? Are they safe?

I don't think they're safe, my account was banned because "the community reported ..." and I don't even use anything like that, I just use my account normally, post once a day, just my artwork,...
Forum: Social Media 12th July 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By bleu
Possible Instagram attack by competitor, what to do?

Hi,

My business name was banned as a hashtag by Instagram, I can't see any new posts made with my hashtag, I see the message:

"Recent posts from -------- are currently hidden because the...
Forum: Social Media 15th June 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By bleu
How much product to send to Instagram influencers?

I've sent a few things here and there with mixed results, I don't get direct sales from influencers posting pictures with my product but I get the pictures which I reuse on my other social media and ...
Forum: Social Media 4th May 2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
RE: Will Instagram change it's algorithm like Facebook did and show virtually nothing to our followe

What do you think they'll do with advertising then?

I can still reach my Facebook audience with ads and I can with Instagram but I can't link to anything in my Instagram ads, or is there a way to...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By bleu
Will Instagram change it's algorithm like Facebook did and show virtually nothing to our followers?

Like a lot of people I spent a lot of time building a Facebook following only to have my posts later shown to practically no one when Facebook changed their algorithm a few years back.

So now I'm...
Forum: Social Media 13th April 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By bleu
RE: A company wants admin access to my Facebook Ads Manager, do I give it to them?

If the agency has their own account then can they boost my posts to my audience? That's what they're saying they want to do...
Forum: Social Media 12th April 2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By bleu
RE: A company wants admin access to my Facebook Ads Manager, do I give it to them?

Thank you, if I set up a Business Manager account can the advertiser use their own payment method to pay for the ads or will my credit card be charged?
Forum: Social Media 12th April 2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By bleu
A company wants admin access to my Facebook Ads Manager, do I give it to them?

I'm working with a company for a few weeks now, they're a marketplace where I sell my things, and they want to run some ads for me, they said they will pay for the ads, I just make the post and then...
Forum: Social Media 26th November 2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By bleu
Re: Help Finding Instagram Influencers

I just searched Instagram and YouTube for the type of people who would like my products.

My first mistake was choosing someone outside the US so shipping products there cost too much even though I...
Forum: Social Media 26th November 2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By bleu
I'm running an Instagram (brand awareness) ad through Facebook that's getting lots of likes but...

So I set up an Instagram brand awareness ad through Facebook.

I spent 91 cents today and I got 22 likes on the ad but no followers.

I also apparently got some other stuff like 610 people will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By bleu
What can be done about offshore hosts that allow copyright infringement?

So there are sites that are selling stolen artwork, and they use offshore hosting companies so sending a DMCA doesn't work.

Is there anything that can be done? I remember someone talking about the...
Forum: Social Media 20th November 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,724
Posted By bleu
Re: Instagram followers, how in the world do they get so many?

I can do that, I like doing that anyway, so how long did it take you?

Any other details, like how do I find good not generic hashtags that relate to my business, do you just engage naturally or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By bleu
Will selling products from my own site help with SEO?

Hi, I design and sell shirts on sites like RedBubble and Zazzle. I have my own site but I don't actually sell anything there, I just link to the other sites that sell my stuff.

My site does...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By bleu
Giving away free samples good for SEO?

Hey guys,

I'm finally almost going to do my free sample thingy on my website I think.

I have some products that I can make myself for pennies, so I was going to have a page where people can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By bleu
Re: Google's product review penalty for bloggers, are the sites they link to penalized as well?

Okay, so they do penalize the sites asking for the links as well as the bloggers giving them out?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By bleu
Google's product review penalty for bloggers, are the sites they link to penalized as well?

I noticed a few sites in my niche have a "For Bloggers" page where they pick one or two bloggers each month to send free products to.

They are clearly stating that they expect a review and a link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By bleu
Do I need to check my site for crawl errors if I have Webmaster Tools?

I'm reading an SEO guide and it's saying that the first thing to do is:

Crawl your site with Screaming Frog

K I'll do that if I need to, but do I need to if I already have WMT? Doesn't already...
Forum: Social Media 3rd September 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By bleu
If Google wants the original, then why do my Pinterest pins show up before my site?

My webpages are mostly images since I sell art and graphics on products, I'm trying to be more texty...

but anyway...there is a bit more info on my webpage and my Pinterest pin links to my...
Forum: Social Media 30th August 2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,724
Posted By bleu
Re: Instagram followers, how in the world do they get so many?

what's a shoutout exactly, how do you get a shoutout?
Forum: Social Media 29th August 2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,724
Posted By bleu
Instagram followers, how in the world do they get so many?

Just browsing Instagram and noticing that some accounts have like 29k followers or more but they have only made 2 dozen or so posts, how do they grow their accounts so fast?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By bleu
What if I offer to pay for anyone to get a tattoo of my artwork?

Several people have said they want a tattoo of my artwork, what if I offer to pay for it?

I think the main goal would be to get some stories in blogs for giving away free tattoos, but also I could...
Forum: Social Media 21st August 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By bleu
Forum: Social Media 21st August 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By bleu
Take out a business loan to increase followers on social media, stupid or not?

Things are moving along, but much too slow!

I'm pretty sure my things will sell because I have been featured several times by bigger sites and I sold a lot for as long as the features lasted.

I...
Forum: Social Media 1st August 2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By bleu
Re: Help understanding Instagram hashtag campaigns, how does it work exactly?

oh, okay thank you! so I am browsing around instagram today and I see that nobody seems to actually say to add the @ username they just say to add the # hashtag - so is that just something that the...
Forum: Social Media 31st July 2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By bleu
Help understanding Instagram hashtag campaigns, how does it work exactly?

I'm finally on Instagram, I make cute t-shirts for cool ladies and I would love to start getting some of them to post pictures of themselves wearing my clothes.

I noticed some people have tagged...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By bleu
How do I run a contest legally?

I thought of running a photo contest like this:

Buy something from me

Take a picture of yourself wearing/using it

Send it to me or post on social media

One winner each month gets a free...
Forum: Social Media 29th June 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By bleu
Repost the same content is good, or not?

I've been looking over some social media sites mainly facebook, twitter, and tumblr and I noticed that some people post the same stuff over and over again.

Not in an obnoxious way, but I'll just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 202
Posted By bleu
Re: Stolen content is outranking me, maybe it's okay?

lol thanks guys, my first instinct was to start sending dmcas but I guess sometimes it's good to be stolen, maybe I will make more of these...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 202
Posted By bleu
Stolen content is outranking me, maybe it's okay?

I created some free downloadable content. My terms say that if you want to share it, link to it. Do not take it and host it on your own site and let people download it from you instead of from me.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By bleu
SEO for items for sale on etsy and on my own site?

Hi,

If I open an Etsy store to sell my own items - would it be a good idea to also sell the items from my own website or just link to the Esty store?

I don't want the pages to be in competition...
Forum: Programming 11th May 2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By bleu
Re: Help with PageSpeed, do I need mod_deflate?

Where is a good place to research hosts? Is Dream Host good? Hope that's okay to ask here...
Forum: Programming 10th May 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By bleu
Re: Help with PageSpeed, do I need mod_deflate?

That's what I was wondering, I have no idea but it could be a really old server, I started using this hosting company 16 years ago...

They said in order to have access to mod_deflate I would have...
Forum: Programming 10th May 2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By bleu
Help with PageSpeed, do I need mod_deflate?

Hi,

Webmaster tools recommends compressing my site with mod_deflate but my host doesn't offer it.

Is that common or do most hosts offer it these days?

Would you move your site over something...
Forum: Social Media 9th May 2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By bleu
Facebook share button slows site down...alot?

Hi,

I'm trying to improve my PageSpeed by following the recommendations in webmaster tools.

So it asked me to leverage browser caching, which I did and I included .js as a file type to be...
Forum: Website Design 17th December 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By bleu
404 page returns a 200

Fetch as googlebot returns a 404 on my pages that do not actually exist.

But if I go directly to my custom 404 page (404.html) that returns a 200, is that okay?

Or should the 404 page itself...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bleu
Re: Creating content for my followers, is this a good idea?

I have tried social media campaigns but since I only get 15% of each sale I can't get clicks low enough to make it work. Or at least I haven't been able to figure out how to do that yet.
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