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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By CatherineC
Safe to assume zero time on site in GA are usually bots?

In GA's main reporting section is it fair to say that any traffic source with no time spent on the site (00:00:00) is likely a bot wandering through?

Or did I read that those get filtered...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,394
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Writing A Decent, Quality Article...

If a movie is good, I end up wishing it were 4 hours instead of 90 minutes...

A good article is similar, if it's giving me GREAT information and I'm learning as I go, there's no reason I wouldn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Can't fool with articles by views unfortunately, as too many crafty IMers manipulated the view counts for many years, by either paying for clicks or spoofing the counts artificially with Scrapebox in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article marketing still works?

That was true a week ago. Now...not so much. It would take an avalanche to create the same effect of that 3, 13, 30, 300, and even 3000 article sequence you mentioned.

It's hard to make the case...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

I track content I've written for others, and use EZA (and other directories) mainly as experiments for conversion, traffic, etc.

It's more like a laboratory, if something works on EZA it will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,835
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Writer Needs a New Business Model - Advice Appreciated

The answer is not to rely on negatively-targetted third parties for your traffic creation, and instead leverage your strength as a QUALITY writer in appropriate areas:

1. Guest blogging on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Anyone watching their traffic from older articles sees the exact same drop off that the main domain is seeing, approximately a 35-40% total reduction.

I track several of my client's views for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

As long as they take out all Adsense and other clicks this isn't a bad idea. Full editorial controls would still apply however, money doesn't necessarily equal talent. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Awesome, how great would that be?

Time to get out some garbage bags and fill em up.

I said in another thread on this that it took EZA nearly 10 years to reach 2M articles published...
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By CatherineC
Re: 7 Ways To Sell To The Skeptical

Excellent post. Anyone who has ever had to do door-to-door sales (don't ask, I still have nightmares lol) will understand and laugh nostalgically at everything you've written.

Thank god for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

For those on the fence about these changes, remember, Chris said BEFORE this quality change they were ALREADY turning down "41.7% of all submissions" on a daily basis.

Think about that. Nearly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Good post. But "some" slipping through isn't accurate.

Go to the main page and read every article posted that's live. It doesn't take long.

As you go, mark a "yes" for those articles that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Hilarious that Chris said they've been debating 400 "for years". :rolleyes:

Should have pulled that trigger a loooooooooong time ago, could have saved himself the headache that the next year or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,667
Posted By CatherineC
Re: u think its safe to quit a job with a list of 27,000

You tell us.

If you're making enough money per month to cover your bills, then evaluate the challenges and make the decision one way or the other.

Only you can answer this question, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Wish they would have gone further, but IMers talked them off of the NOFOLLOW cliff with their incessant whining and crying about how they "deserve" it.

Until they make that change they'll still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,837
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Which article directories to submit to now?

For now.

Once he finds that Google keeps EZA in the penalty box, and no changes happen to improve EZA's traffic over the next six months, he will take drastic action for sure.

And it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,837
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Which article directories to submit to now?

Not anymore they're not... ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Is this a good conversion rate? 14 sold out of 789 visits

You should only "feel confident" based on the answer to the following:

1. What did the traffic cost you? (time is the largest cost, not money...)

If the cost is too high, then no, you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Freelance writers - Upfront payment, in arrears or split?

100% up front, always.

If you don't value your work, and your service (and unfortunately your time), no one else will.

I don't operate under third party services so I can't speak to RAC or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,475
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Things are about to change at Ezinearticles

Bigtime.

All they have to do to make this NOFOLLOW and exclusive content idea more palatable is to add rev-share on the articles that perform well.

IMers would swallow just about any change...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,475
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Things are about to change at Ezinearticles

Excellent. Love the NoFollow, even love the exclusive content possibility. Get rid of the backlinkers, the brute-force outsourcers, etc.

Time to write long, well-thought out articles that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,892
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Is It Just Me Or Have Ezine Articles Lost Rank In The Last Couple Days?

People saying "EZA is way too big to take this" don't seem to understand the equation.

This slap is as if Google turned ezinearticles.com/ into a negative result. Anything from anything that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Death Of Bum Marketing Or The Death Of Article Marketing

Search some of my posts before you open your mouth Rob, though I can understand your venom from your Article Marketing WSOs likely being a harder pitch from this point forward (which is likely the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Death Of Bum Marketing Or The Death Of Article Marketing

Wrong.

The reality is that long-term article writing for SERP ranking over time, even through legitimate backlinking methods (social bookmarks, web 2.0, youtube) is now dead.

It's not dead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Death Of Bum Marketing Or The Death Of Article Marketing

Massive drops across the board being reported on all the big forums, specifically for EZA and for articles even that were aged with a nice page PR themselves.

Couldn't be happier, Bum Marketing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,051
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Ezinearticles is dead! So are the other article sites.

OP turned out to be absolutely correct, google just announed their largest search impact algo change in the last five years on their blog.

Affects 11.8% of "all" searches, which for them is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
Posted By CatherineC
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,580
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Proof that article marketing is NOT dead

Notes of caution from someone who makes part of her living from statisitcal anlysis:

1. No one has any idea what the true views are on this EZA account.

For years, including SEVERAL...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,580
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Proof that article marketing is NOT dead

If I had to guess, I'd say that 90% of people doing it now, even on this board, are doing it wrong and not making much for their efforts.

So by that definition, yes, Article Marketing is long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Luck or Skill?

Trust me, if you have an article that has the headline "My Cure For Pancreatic Cancer" followed by a good CTR for a freebie with anchor text that says "My Guide To Beating Pancreatic Cancer" you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Ad Swaps Are Impossible!!!

Good god, he's still on this myob...wow.

Just read the MASSIVE self-help section that Charlie Page so graciously provides you within the DOE member section entry. It covers not only the same...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd February 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Best $12 You'll Spend All Year...

And if Google changes or tweaks their "content farm" algorithm just a litttttttttttle bit to only valuing articles with over 600 words? :D

Everyone's definition of quality differs. The results...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Luck or Skill?

Thank you for the compliment BE, right now I'm dealing with just a select group. I try to maintain quality above expanding the business as I want to provide maximum value to my customers.

I'll...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd February 2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Best $12 You'll Spend All Year...

Effective writing, in which you position the reader to do what you want them to (i.e., "sell the click") is critical to any article marketer, yet it's one of the least covered aspects of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Luck or Skill?

My articles for clients tend to average in the 35-50% CTR range across a wide variety of niches, so it definitely can be replicated.

I go through and analyze a wide variety of performance metrics...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Ad Swaps Are Impossible!!!

Agree, I would never swap even my most unresponsive opt-ins with any other list.

No point to it, despite what many WSO-sellers would have you believe. You wind up with a big Aweber monthly bill,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Which Opt in box works best for building lists

The correct answer is:

NONE.

or...

ALL.

Your business, niches, traffic, and other variables are all unique. Only through testing are you going to find what works best for YOUR...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd February 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By CatherineC
Re: which "Auto rersponder" is best..?

There are many many MANY Aweber sheep on the forum, best to get opinions from people who have used multiple services.

I personally have had equally good experiences with Getresponse, Aweber, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By CatherineC
Re: I am Sending to My List Everyday...What Is Your Email Marketing Strategy?

Everyday. Incredible content with a hard-sell close. Buy or get off my list, I WANT them to unsubscribe. Don't waste my time...because I'm giving them incredibly helpful content.

If you deliver...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Cheap SOB's = Failed dreams.

100% spot-on post Nick.

I love that the majority are too cheap to understand you have to spend money to make money. That way the superior services, which tend be more expensive, are always open...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,362
Posted By CatherineC
Re: How I went from $0 to $34/ a day in 60 days with Free Information

Nice!

Here's the thread in question for lurkers furiously hitting the Search button and not finding anything, lol:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What's a fair ClickBank % commission?

One of my favorite lists of upsells and value-builders, from Paul Myers. I feel this list sums it up about as well as it can be for starters looking to add value to their products:

1. Relevant...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By CatherineC
Re: How To Get Huge Traffic With Article Marketing For New Marketers?

Right on.

And the recent rash of posters on WF lately contributing to the many "Article Marketing is NOT dead" threads on the board, need to read this comment, and they need to read it very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Is Cheap, FREE Out? Do Higher Price Equal Quality?

There is no right answer to this besides one: Testing.

It sucks, but everyone's opinion is just based on their own universe, their own products, and their own marketing angle.

You just have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What's a fair ClickBank % commission?

Personally I wish CB would allow 100% commission, so I wouldn't have to deal with installing this RAP nonsense. :)

In other words, OP, get your funnel set and your back-end dialed in and you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What's a fair ClickBank % commission?

Both are tied together, they're not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By CatherineC
Re: So who is still doing well with Clickbank?

That's up to the vendor.

In the IM niche it seems like it's almost a must now as saavy IM buyers will purposely click the close button on the main sales letter just to trigger the "$10 off"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Advanced Article Marketing Tip

I feel blessed to have such a command of English that it allows me to effectively sell the click and convert that click on just about anything I write.

It must be tough not being able to get a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By CatherineC
Re: So who is still doing well with Clickbank?

The problem I have with CB is the scrub. Which is a term CC processors use to describe how tight or loose they are with approvals.

The CC processor CB uses has had their scrub levels tighten up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Clickbank Vendors: How Many People Abandon Your Sell at the Clickbank Order Form?

Test, test, test.

What you're going through is nothing, wait until you've got dozens of people clicking "submit" per day and only 30-50% of their credit cards/pay pal/etc are actually valid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,543
Posted By CatherineC
Re: All-In-One: All About eZine Advertising

myob is the pro, but one thing I'll add is that as with anything, have your sales funnel tested, dialed in, and converting properly FIRST before spending money on a paid advertisement.

That goes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,390
Posted By CatherineC
Re: weight loss niche - making $2500 as profit

Well you're doing weight loss pills, Lipofuze-style, and you have to ask yourself how long can the **** model sustain that pace even with high ranks?

The niche itself is just as important as the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,621
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What is the BEST Speech to Text Software? Dragon Nuance is too expensive...

This was my experience as well, identical.



1200 posts and only thanked 6 times...what a shocker with such great insight as the above.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Marketing Conundrum

Definitely. Article marketing is VERY overblown on this site, every time a thread pops up you have the few people making money with it by doing it correctly drowning out the 99.9% of people who are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Marketing Conundrum

Maybe, but don't sell yourself short as a writer. If you can turn out quality content there will always be demand for it.

That's why we don't play their game...we're writers, why the hell would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By CatherineC
Re: I fell in the WSO trap.

Most WSOs are good for just one thing: Headline research.

Because the headlines in that section really are amazing, they'd make you sell your kids for access to the information...when 99 out of...
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