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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By yukon
Re: Will This Get Me Nailed? On-Page Whiz Kid Needed

Your being a bit paranoid towards the SERPs.

Those example keywords on individual pages are how double/triple SERPs work for a single search query. You can expand the page titles a little & still...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By yukon
Re: Will This Get Me Nailed? On-Page Whiz Kid Needed

There's nothing wrong with those keywords having individual pages, they're all individual products. Traffic will not be interested in buying all 4 lunchboxes (single webpage).

My advice is silo...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd November 2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Email Marketing for A Small Site

I completely agree with you, Alan. Adding huge amounts of content, for your purposes, won't correlate at all with increased income.



Absolutely right.



Why would you want to write a...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th October 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Keeping A List Going?

You're going to think I sound "harsh" or "critical" or "uncompromising", none of which is my intention at all, but I think you'd probably be entering article marketing with the deck stacked against...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th October 2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Keeping A List Going?

Subscriber acquisition-cost is one of the key metrics, even if (like me) you don't pay for targeted traffic with money: you're still paying with your time, energy, effort and business-building...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th October 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Keeping A List Going?

No; not at all.

I tend to write to or three articles per month, for each niche in which I'm an affiliate. I use the articles as my primary traffic-generation method. I also re-use their content...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th October 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By discrat
Re: Keeping A List Going?

Are you kidding ? I have been working out with free weights for over 35 years. There is tons of other things you can sell people who initially were looking to just get big biceps.

My gosh, who...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th October 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Keeping A List Going?

1) You don't need to constantly pump out mediocre content for the sole purpose of sending out emails announcing the link. Your instinct is right; you are much better off posting better content less...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: How To Monetize -- What Would You Do Here?

Apologies for not having seen your post until a moment ago.



When you say "terms", are you looking at it from an "SEO" frame of reference? I'd like to think we both have "bigger fish to fry"...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th October 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Is Email Lists/Marketing Legit?

The first thing you have to grok is that once you get past the no-thinking-required impulse purchase, most people tend to go through a very similar process, which I've called the "natural buying...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th October 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Is Email Lists/Marketing Legit?

Yup. There's a reason for that: we all know we couldn't ever make a living at all, without doing it.

You make some good observations about search-engine traffic, Alan.

But they're valid...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 3rd October 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By dburk
Re: PPC Question

Hi Alan,

Budgets, bids, keyword relevance and quality scores determine when, where, and how often your ads will be displayed.

Bidding and traffic estimation - Bing Ads...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th June 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By Importexport
Re: Ali Baba - Not Money Hungry Enough

The high profits you refer to are the real magnet that draws people to buy from China.

Unfortunately for you it draws a huge number of people who have no idea what they are doing when it comes to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th June 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By mr shmuel
Re: Ali Baba - Not Money Hungry Enough

Factories get contacted by people hundreds of times a week. They sift through the requests and determine on their own who is a going to buy and who is not. If you are serious about buying, I'd...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th June 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By Silas Hart
Re: Ali Baba - Not Money Hungry Enough

Thats pretty much how it is here in China. Sometimes negotiations take weeks, when they could have been done in minutes. It took me a good 6 months to realize that I couldn't just move to China and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th June 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By Dave Dougherty
Re: Ali Baba - Not Money Hungry Enough

Hi, In answer to your question No its not typical to wait a month, I have made a lot of contacts through alibaba and all of the good ones reply with in a day, I only deal with gold suppliers.

But...
Forum: Website Design 22nd May 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By RobinInTexas
Re: Blocking Bots is this right?

The first one, except for the lines commented out and last line and a few added bots it's essentially the same as mine. The R=403 tells the bot/browser "forbidden" but the server sees it as a...
Forum: Website Design 15th May 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By RobinInTexas
Re: Blocking Bots is this right?

Those will work, I prefer not to create an entry in the Apache error log for each access denied, so here's the approach I use in my htaccess file:RewriteEngine On
#RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR}...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By objectiveman
Re: Homepage Length=/= Conversion Rates

Dan Kennedy said that longer copy writing tends to out perform shorter copy. The point is to make the best sales presentation possible, if doing so means long copy then that is what has to be done....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,771
Posted By The Niche Man
Re: Finding a niche, it's the most important step, how do you do it?

A lot of good advice given in this thread for finding a niche. But I'd like to present 2 more avenues to consider along with finding a niche. Those who focus on just "finding" a niche is leaving...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By Randall Magwood
Re: Is porn or porn related fetishes a good niche?

Yessir, yessir, yessir!

Whenever i tell someone that i have an internet business, they ask me if i sell porn. I guess i dont look too intelligent... just smart enough to sell sex to fiends. Oh...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,191
Posted By yukon
Re: $400 Site Gone

Here's the thing about that one link you had, once it was removed you dropped like a brick in the SERPs, which should show you that you ranked by the hair on your chinny chin chin.

It was only a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By nik0
Re: Short Guide How I Build Amazon Sites These Days

Mostly I use a static homepage, showing the top picks (function from the theme that is) and below that one or two paragraphs of intro text and a comparison chart.

For the new sites that I plan to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By online only
Re: Initial Protocol for Basic Link Building

Random links from directories won't help you much in SEO.

You need to get real links. Learn how to market your content and forget low quality links.

Just a question: What kind of links are you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By webdevpro
Re: Initial Protocol for Basic Link Building

Its always a good idea to create baclinks for each individual pages and in case of directories you should only focus on submitting the home page as most directories only allows homepage addresses.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jinx1221
Re: Initial Protocol for Basic Link Building

Ideally you would want to build backlinks to each page, as well as the homepage. You can link to your homepage from within your individual pages to help the homepage rank higher. Unfortunately, it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Steve B
Re: Ive Hit the Wall

Alan,

So you've hit a wall after a few weeks of learning Internet marketing. I hate to break the news to you . . . but success rarely comes in a few short weeks. In this business, it takes most...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st January 2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By David Black 68
Re: Penalized for Someone Elses Domain

You sure can 'take a hit'
Google can black list a site for various forms of spamming - just because the domain has changed hands or some time has passed won't necessarily make everything OK.....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By jessiewriter
Re: Homepage Stucture

Depending on what you see in your niche, you might want to act accordingly, or better yet improve what's already out there.

You could take the classic approach of laying out the welcome mat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By David Black 68
Re: Homepage Stucture

Take a look at some of the most authoritative sites in whatever niche you're working in and see what they've done - might give you some ideas
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By agmccall
Re: Homepage Stucture

I would get more content.

Either write some more articles or buy some. Sometimes the best action to take is to wait and be patient.

al
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By garyt
Re: Mispelled Words Rank High

Yes, used to be good but now Google is smarter so many commonly mispelled words get corrected and directed to the right word!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By ColdWritingLLC
Re: Mispelled Words Rank High

Well you might rank #1 for that misspelling but the problem is that anyone who misspells it doesn't get sent to the results for the misspelling, but rather they get automatically redirected to the...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By joe golfer
Re: What Is the Better Subject Line of the Two?

Ewen's right. I would avoid the terms "business proposal." That comes later in the sales cycle.

It puts too much pressure on the first stage of the process.

Try to get a dance first before...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What Is the Better Subject Line of the Two?

A business proposal is what you give to a person/group when the two of you have already spoken.

Have you already spoken to the other person?

Best,
Ewen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Website Worth?

If this thread were about trademarked domain names and he asked how much could he get for his trademarked domain name website, I would have told him that I wouldn't pay a dime for a trademarked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,260
Posted By WillR
Re: Will I get sued for this?

Please correct me if I am wrong but the whole idea of trademark law (I thought) was to stop people from profiting on the back of well known products/brands/celebrities, etc. Trademark law is there to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,882
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: How to increase likelyhood of article syndication?

Five main things, in my experience:-

(i) Write about 1,000 - 1,200 words ...

Contrary to what some article directories claim, this dramatically increases the chances of syndication. It never...
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