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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Question about domain names and getting sued

So, using your example, how about if you have a site called amazonbookstore.com where you only have affiliate links to amazon books and no other products? Think they would have a problem with that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Have I been de-indexed?

Yes, I do actually mean not indexed. When I type "site:www.mysite.com" into google it finds no results.
Submitting the site directly to google via webmaster tools was one of the first things I did...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By johnharvard
Have I been de-indexed?

I recently bought a domain name and after building my site, did all the usual things like submitting a sitemap. To get indexed quicker, I usually post a link to the site in a high PR site such as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By johnharvard
Adsense ads don't make any sense

I have noticed that on one or two of my sites the adsense ads that get displayed don't seem to have much relevance to the main content of the site. Google says that they will analyze your site and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By johnharvard
Re: What should I do with my 'fail' project

Individual pages on your site can still rank highly now that you now where you went wrong. The age of the site helps with the page rank so at least that is going for you with a site that isn't brand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,612
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Could you make money with a POLITICAL blog?

I think you could make decent money on a political blog by selling ebooks. Readers are there because they're interested in the topic. Knowing that, you could certainly tailor your offerings in that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By johnharvard
adwords vs. adsense CPC mystery

I'm trying to find how google decides how much they'll pay for adsense clicks. It seems like it should be related to what they charge for adwords minus a fee but it doesn't seem to work like that.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,469
Posted By johnharvard
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

question for Scott: How do you feel about adding additional pages after getting to page 1? Would that hurt staying on page 1?

The good news is the system works. I'm running at about 40% success in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By johnharvard
googles new algorithm

So what does everyone think about googles new algorithm. As in how do you think it will affect the way you do business in IM?

If you missed it, here's the link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd February 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,469
Posted By johnharvard
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

You mentioned that one of the plugins that you used was google sitemaps. After creating the sitemap and submitting it to google, can I delete the plugin? I'm not going to be doing any additional...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th February 2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,469
Posted By johnharvard
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

Since google makes the bulk of its money on adwords wouldn't putting out false traffic estimates constitute fraud? Or at least false advertising?

Clickbump, in your experience, for the sites that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th February 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,469
Posted By johnharvard
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

So for those of you who have successfully gotten a site to page one with this method, how long did it take?

From the time it got indexed until the time it showed up on page 1 how much time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,029
Posted By johnharvard
Is private domain registration worth it?

When buying a domain name do you pay extra to get private registration?

I can see the point of it, like not exposing your email address to possible domain hijackers but from what I've seen it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th January 2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,190
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Your FAVORITE tool of 2010?

I've asked this before and failed to get an answer.
Please tell me something that Market Samurai can do that I can't do for free with google adwords keyword tool. I'll be happy to spend the money...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By johnharvard
question about competition in GAKT (keyword tool)

When I use google adwords keyword tool I notice that some keywords have very high competition but very low average CPC. For example, for some keywords the competition bar is almost completely dark...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By johnharvard
Rules for Keywords in <h1>?

The SEO gurus tell you that one of the places that you need to have your main keyword is in your <h1> tag. But let's say your keyword is "brown dog". Seems a little silly to have the main head of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Is Market Samurai Worth it?

Ok, so there have been some good replies but so far I haven't seen any that revealed something MS can do that I can't do for free with google adwords keyword tool or google search. With money so...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th December 2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By johnharvard
Is Market Samurai Worth it?

I've been trying out the trial version of market samurai for a couple of days and it's very nicely done and puts it all in a neat package. However, so far I haven't found any functionality that I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th December 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By johnharvard
Google Search Based KWT vs GAKT

I recently found what I considered to be a promising niche. According to GAKT it has 4400 global and 4400 local searches. With org and net TLD available, looks even better.

Then I went to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Keywords - How many times searched

Well, yes, google keyword tool is good. I was asking if there is a yahoo or bing version of the google keyword tool.
Thanks
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Keywords - How many times searched

Is there a Yahoo Keyword Tool? Or maybe a Bing Keyword Tool? Would be interesting to see data from those sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By johnharvard
Re: domain names and non-alphanumeric characters

I think you missed the point. I know you can't have spaces in domain names. Put simply, what characters are ignored by the search engines? Is mydomain.com the same as my-domain.com in seo value.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By johnharvard
domain names and non-alphanumeric characters

I've been reading that one of the best ways to pick a domain name is to exactly match the keyword you're going after. For example, if the keyword I'm targeting is "small brown dog" a good domain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 697
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Which comes 1st: niche or product?

Yes, I agree. I was also thinking along the lines of adsense or affiliate products. However, those affiliate products would have to be closely related to the keyword that you're targeting or your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 697
Posted By johnharvard
Which comes 1st: niche or product?

I've been reading a lot lately about keyword research and how to find niches that don't have a lot of competition. For example, maybe in your research you discover a long-tail keyword that gets 5000...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 67,865
Posted By johnharvard
Re: 150+ websites making $6-$100 per day. You Can Do This Too. My Online Business Strategy

Hey gpower2 thanks for posting this. Lots of good info both in the topic and the replies. You have really gone into a lot of good detail on how your method works.
Am I correct in assuming that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By johnharvard
Re: My New Personal Code of Conduct for This Section of The Forum

good post, I've seen too many example of comments in posts that probably wouldn't have been made in person.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 321,182
Posted By johnharvard
Re: blog commenting for backlinks???

Go to yahoo site explorer and enter one of your competitors sites and click "explore". The links to the site will be displayed and you can find many blogs in your niche that you know will be linked.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,399
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Is using www in url important?

I have heard that it does make a difference in the way google counts backlinks. For example, www.you.com is counted differently than "you.com" or "you.com/index.html". They each appear to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,469
Posted By johnharvard
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

Once you have everything in place how long do you need to wait before you see your site on page 1?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Which Article Spinning Software

I've been getting good results with unique article wizard.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Choosing Best Domain Name

Having the exact keyword match is supposed to be about 50% of the battle. So adding info to it is going to hurt it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By johnharvard
Re: if i add .com to my site will this help a lot?

I have heard that .com, .org and .net are all about equal for pr.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Are You Seeing A Decline In Your Yahoo Backlinks Again?

Whenever I see a great decline in google I see a big increase in yahoo and vice versa. Don't know why.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By johnharvard
Re: What's the difference between exact and broad searches?

exact - all words are found
broad - at least one word is found
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Where is my backlinks?

It sometimes takes a long time for links to show up. I've had about a 20% success rate of links being accepted for articles.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Has Google Done Away With Pagerank? Wow.... Long Waiting Period!

They seem to be changing it all the time. Trying to keep everyone off balance.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By johnharvard
Re: How do you do adwords for Yahoo or MSN?

Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords by Perry Marshall is pretty good.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By johnharvard
Re: It's been 4 days of backlinking... but not signs???

4 days seems really soon to see results.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,469
Posted By johnharvard
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

I'm with you on all of your points but let's say you're not a css savant or even very adept at creating web pages. Is there a tool or a method that you use or recommend?
Thanks
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th November 2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 21,909
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Get 1800+ Backlinks from SEO Friendly Directories with this Free Tool!

If I do 20 submissions today, will it keep track of where I've submitted so I don't repeat those submissions when I do it again tomorrow?
Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By johnharvard
Re: What to do about slow site hosting

Thanks, some excellent info here. Yes, it is the site in my sig.
The plug-ins that I use are all rated 4 star if that's any judge of how well they're written. The thing is, I would kind of hate to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By johnharvard
What to do about slow site hosting

I have a Wordpress blog that I recently started and access to it is extremely slow. I just tried to access it and it took 35 seconds to load! I think most people would give up waiting before then. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By johnharvard
Re: How to find a dofollow site?

Don't forget that it also matters where your link is coming from. If your site is about politics and the site you get a link from is about SEO (like this forum) - the link doesn't count as much. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By johnharvard
Question about google webmaster tools

I'm seeing some odd behavior from google webmaster tools. I sometimes use it to check my count of inlinks and where they're coming from.

There is a particular blog that addresses some of the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By johnharvard
Re: How to find a dofollow site?

Here's a good way.

1. On google, search using the keywords you're targeting.
2. Take note of what competitor sites come up on the front page.
3. Go to yahoo site explorer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By johnharvard
google Keyword tool vs. traffic estimator

I'm a little confused about what I'm seeing in google keyword tool vs. what I see in google traffic estimator.

When I type in "big brown dog" (just an example) in keyword tool and hit Search, it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By johnharvard
Keeping track of the anchor text in backlinks

When I take a look at google webmaster tools it gives me a rundown on how many backlinks I have. It breaks them down into how many links for each page on my site.

I have heard that one of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By johnharvard
odd blog commenting behavior

One of the popular ways to get back links is blog commenting. However, I'm having a strange and frustrating problem.
Most of the time when I post a comment in a blog and press the submit button,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,388
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Number 1 on google - but why?

Not sure where you mean? Why does it matter what one of the backlink sites has for keywords? Maybe I'm slow...


By the way, I looked at one of the other sites linking in and it appears to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,388
Posted By johnharvard
Number 1 on google - but why?

Lately, I've been diligently studying all the factors that go into what makes a site get on the front page of google. This site (http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors)has been very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,231
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Want To Make $100 A Day?

I notice that there's also a meta name in the source called "keywords". Is google_hints the one to use and not this one?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By johnharvard
breaking down backlinks by keyword

Yahoo Site Explorer will show how many backlinks a site has (I'm guessing that their word "Inlinks" means the same thing as "backlinks"?).

So, is there any way to see how many backlinks a site has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By johnharvard
Re: How Do You Optimize a Wordpress Blog?

Can you expand on using permalinks? Why is it better for SEO and also how does it affect existing backlinks? For example, I have an existing back link that points to "me.com/?p=123". Will
it be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By johnharvard
7dollarlinktrick?

Anyone familiar with this site (http://www.7dollarlinktrick.com/)? Makes some big promises to get you hundreds of quality backlinks for $7. Wondering it it has any merit or maybe just a scam?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,034
Posted By johnharvard
Re: Are Pingbacks Potential Spam - Should I Approve Them

Does approving the pingback do you any good? Like does it get you a link? I get so many of these I'd like to ignore them unless they help me in some way.
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