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Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 5th March 2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Karen Barr
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,347
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is it okay to copy other sites photos for our blog?

I can't believe you read the thread and then posted this lie. Jesus.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Majestic SEO Trust flow

It's pretty much irrelevant.

I notice in your link profile on Majestic that you recently lost a number of links which had a high trust flow, so it's more likely to do with that than with your new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is This How Google determine 'Quality' Content?

http://blog.quickfireposters.com/wp-content/uploads/wtf-guy.png
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: 1st Page to 3rd page! why?

Give it a couple of weeks first. Link building often sends your site "dancing" in the results for a couple of weeks.

After two weeks if your site is still lower in rankings, assess the damage. Did...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Can anyone Review my site? Not getting rank.....hellp!!!

The only backlinks showing in Majestic are low-value social bookmarks and directories. I'm not seeing any contextually relevant links from high PR URLs.

Additionally, there's a very small amount...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: I'd like to get some critiques on my blog

This theme is very narrow in width and the red background is eye watering. There are lots and lots of free themes which you could use to better effect. Here are a couple which I really like:
Learner...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Help me decipher the reason behind all these delisted sites.

It's also possible that one of the sites on the same IP has been comment spamming or similar, perhaps. Just another thought.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Help me decipher the reason behind all these delisted sites.

I experienced a similar problem with some of my client's sites and it turned out that a manual spam penalty had been applied by Google, although nothing showed in WM Tools.

I sent a message...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is it time to change my SEO strategy ?

Diluting your anchor text will definitely help, and it can be much easier to rank internal pages for specific keyword phrases than the main site.

For example if my main site keyword is "best...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Need some advice on a domain I just purchased

So both sites are in the IM niche?

If your new purchased site gets more traffic and has better rankings than your old one, I would 301 the old site to the new, and start driving traffic to the new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Buying high PR domains.. 1 PR 6 or 5 PR5 pointing to a domain which has the most juice ?

You've got to bear in mind though - are you buying the domain with all content intact, or are you buying it to put up new content?

If you're keeping existing content, then the links it has now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Karen Barr
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 916
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: What about this CB product design?

Really?

What it means when you say "literally" - The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally)

Also, a one-way ticket? So your customer is going to turn into a woman?
Forum: Website Design 8th December 2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Amazon & Wordpress

You can't link a featured image with most templates. You need to insert a regular image and add the link code from Amazon in there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,889
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Do you Hate VIDEO Training?

I hate it with a passion. Here's a few reasons:

My hearing is not 100% and if the sound quality is poor then I find myself having to replay sections constantly, which is very frustrating.

I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Quoting people who offer feedback on your product

If they posted in the thread, then just use the Quote button.... that's what it's for ;-) If they sent you feedback by PM, email or something else, I would ask first.

Regarding POTD, I've just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Social bookmarking links

They are certainly more relevant than they were, say, 3 years ago. Google have confirmed this themselves and there are a lot of case studies on it.

From my own observations, Facebook, Twitter and...
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Delete duplicate email addresses

Seems to work fine in my test.

In order to avoid grammatical errors I'd change the wording on the results page slightly:

"There were 4 emails in the original list
There are 3 remaining, so 1...
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How to add 'From the desk of' to my sales page/

I always think that phrase is so cheesy. The minute I see it on a sales page I just want to walk away. Personally I'd leave it out.
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Free tool to test responsive design

Fails to correctly detect mobile redirect. Are you passing a useragent through to the iframe or just reloading in a different frame size?
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Basic First Website...Feedback needed

What website builder are you using?
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,303
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Best Plugin to Move Wordpress

I have tried several plugin "solutions" to move blogs and have always had problems of one sort or another. One of them completely hosed my install (luckily I'd already made a manual backup.)

Doing...
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is it business-suicide to tell customers I am *LGBT friendly* on my web design site? I amTransge

I think anyone who would be put off by your support of human rights is the kind of bigot who you don't want to do business with anyway...

I'm trying to come up with some sort of tagline or slogan...
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Mobile Site Builder

I use DudaMobile for my own site and some clients.
Mobile Websites Made Easy | Free Mobile Web Design | DudaMobile (http://www.dudamobile.com/)
The US price is $9/month and it's very easy to use. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: ? moving optin list to another provider

Why not use the aWeber help pages instead of relying on a third party forum?
https://help.aweber.com/entries/21655827-how-do-i-import-a-list-of-subscribers
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Customizing Contact Forms

"Regular" CSS? I'm not sure what you mean by that, but CSS controls the appearance of EVERYTHING on your website...

If you want something that you don't have to code the CSS for yourself, I'd go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Anybody having trouble with the Fiverr website today?

I was having a lot of timeout problems with it yesterday but so far this morning it seems okay (fingers crossed...)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: What's the deal with the Articlez.com articles?

Have you tried observing if the same thing happens when you post an article from a different source or one you wrote yourself?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Time for a Rant

In all honesty, unless you feel that you flunked the interview in some way, I can tell you from having worked in recruitment that the phrase used means they just didn't like you for some reason. It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is that site down?

Hmm. Except I just checked a 404 page with it and it said "It's just you!"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Could you be infringing on someones trademark with this?

Sunil has covered most of the aspects but here are a couple of other points.

I see you are based in Ireland, so you will primarily be concerned with the Irish Patents Office:
Irish Patents Office...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,510
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: The Best Way to Earn $100 Extra by Tomorrow???

If you have some cash that you can invest in this, then your best bet would be to find a physical product that you can buy and resell for more/double the value. Go down to your local bargain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Permission and screen capture software?

That would fall under the "Fair Use" portion of Copyright law.

I can't imagine ANY company objecting to tutorial videos showing their product, although they might require a clause in your material...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Guidance on getting to the next level

You've got some great content on there, well done. Liked the interview about racism and managerial diversity.

I would try out some different monetization options and see what brings you the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,729
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How much To Charge For Website Updates?

I charge £50 for any completely new pages, or by the hour for updates, at £20/hour.

Extra customer satisfaction tip: if you think the job will take you 4 hours, tell the customer you estimate it...
Forum: Social Media 23rd November 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Social Media Plugin - Wordpress

From looking at the source code, this seems to be one that the website has developed for themselves. However there's a very similar one which I've used multiple times here:
WordPress › Slick Social...
Forum: Social Media 23rd November 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,045
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: IS SOCIAL MEDIA SITES SILL GOOD

Social media is massive for both rankings and direct traffic.

You have to think about where your audience is likely to be hanging out.

Female related niches will do well on Pinterest and...
Forum: Website Design 4th October 2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: There is always room to improve...

I find your overall site design in terms of colours to be in keeping with the nature of the site, however I find the homepage extremely cluttered and confusing.

Some of the inner pages, too, are...
Forum: Website Design 4th October 2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,622
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Which website design software to use?

I strongly suggest you stay away from XSitePro, which provides awful code and templates that are stuck in a 10-year timewarp.

Wordpress is free, easy to learn and there are literally tens of...
Forum: Website Design 4th October 2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Which WP Theme will allow this?

I'd recommend something like this:
WordPress - SimpleBiz - WP Responsive Theme | ThemeForest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Good Plugin for "Contact Us" form

I'll go away from the pack and give a shout out to Ajax Contact.

They are very flexible, look good and I've never had any conflicts with any other plugin.

Of course you could also use the new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,159
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Proof The EMD Update Does Not Target Crappy EMDs

I am seeing the same thing! My local clients are all doing fine (thank goodness) as is my own local business site. Every single one of my affiliate-based sites has dropped like a stone. I think they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th September 2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,698
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Recent Google Algorithm Change For Emd. The Start Of Nightmare For Emd Site Owner!

By the look of my rankings drop, basically any affiliate site. I can't speak to adsense as I don't run any adsense sites, but all my amazon affiliate sites have just tanked.

All have long,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 820
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Email Marketing Strategy

I don't mind receiving multiple offers from people if what they're promoting has value, and it isn't an every day thing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Wicked email subject line with embedded image

I think it's done with unicode characters, but will only show in certain email programs. Hotmail obviously works. I wonder if gmail does?
Forum: Programming 7th September 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Site Like Facebook!

If you're expecting a lot of traffic, you're going to need a heavy-duty server to give anything like the performance that people expect from Facebook and the like.

As you said you were looking for...
Forum: Programming 7th September 2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,557
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Should I do programming if I don't enjoy it

I think that's difficult to answer and the reason you don't like what you're doing is maybe because it's repetitive and you've done it all before?

I am not hugely technical but I love challenges...
Forum: Programming 7th September 2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: URGENT - I need to shrink PDF file size

OK, you need to print off the relevant pages, and scan ONLY those pages in (in fact for preference only scan your signature section.)

Now re-open your document, and go to insert>image and place...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How much you can earn with autoblogging?

Yeah - I had a good autoblog going in the fitness niche. I got about 100-200 visitors a day and was making about £30 a month from it - which considering I spent absolutely nothing on it, was fine by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How to increase web Traffic 10K per month ?

How many exact match searches per month does your main keyword get?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Pinging a New Site

It's much more effective for indexing purposes to submit a sitemap to Google webmaster tools, and drop the link on Facebook and Twitter.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,918
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Banned from Adsense with $1500 unpaid - for earning too much?!

If that is to do with your brother, Mark, then that really sucks and I feel for you.

Years ago I worked in newspaper advertising and we co-operated closely with Trading Standards (who at that time...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Why doesnt google basically make thousands of their own rubbish websites...well they might aswel

The thing is though, Bing's 10x more crap than Google, even with Google's ads all over the place. Although I have a love/hate relationship with the big G, I would never use any other search provider!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Why doesnt google basically make thousands of their own rubbish websites...well they might aswel

Have you just returned to the internet after a ten year absence or something?

Google is a business like any other and they will attempt to influence every search result in their own favour. You...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,619
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Long Tail Keyword Software

Stealth Keyword Digger, since nobody else mentioned it.
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