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Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 30th October 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Please help diagnose my landing page problem

Very good observations, thanks.
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 28th October 2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Please help diagnose my landing page problem

Thanks, good advice. I updated the landing page:

What Career Is Right For Me Webinar revised (http://www.onlinemeetingnow.com/register/?id=qa7csgu9t4)
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 26th October 2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Please help diagnose my landing page problem

Thanks dburk. Regarding the latter point, I have an 'About' link at the bottom of the page that links to my website. I'll check to make sure the information on that page is adequate for Google's...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 26th October 2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Please help diagnose my landing page problem

I am using Adwords to drive traffic to a webinar registration landing page. The ad's been running for three days. Here's the pertinent info:

- The ad is being shown across a set of nine...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Advice on Facebook campaign to drive survey participants

Hello, I've developed a strategy to use market research surveys to identify warm to hot leads and also provide big picture, client-focused research results that can be published for additional leads...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Taking on the BIG GIANTS for highly-competitive keywords in search results... HOW HOW HOW???

Perhaps people like Sullivan have a large optin list that they announce each blog post to, vastly increasing the likelihood their posts will be read, commented on and passed around.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Fantastic conversion Rate - but struggling to get People to the landing page - Help

Building off of John's comments - you are giving people too many options, which is watering down your click through rate.

If you are seriously interested in using your blog for lead generation,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th January 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Backlinking EZA articles?

Further - a slideshow related the article has a PR3 on Slideshare.

I check backlinks with SEO Spyglass but it's hard to use that on an Ezine article because it reports tons of links related to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Backlinking EZA articles?

One of my ezinearticles has a PR3 from backlinking and traffic.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Hubpages Blogging Platform Service??

I help a small company with internet marketing strategy on a purely informal advisory basis. Yesterday they told me they recently hired Hubpages to set up a blog for them which they are going to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th January 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 45,450
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: What are Angela's and Paul's Back links?

kkchoon is referring to the profile itself, not posting. He's recommending you make your profile look legit by adding a picture, placing some personal info, and referring someone to another...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Buying domains for SEO

Digital Point is a minefield. The best way to use that is to find a seller there you can trust and work with them offline. Otherwise you end up doing due diligence on both the domains and the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,650
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: So I Probably Just Lost My Facebook Account ... LOL

I am pushing 400 friends in my profile, which consists of:

-friends
-people I knew a long time ago (high school etc) who found me via Facebook, but have had zero contact with me for years...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th August 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,811
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Favorite memory from the 70's

The best things about the 70s:

Music before disco - rock, funk, R&B, proto-punk
Cinema - great films in every genre, dominate all-time Top 10 lists

The worst things about the 70s:

Music...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: How to reach 10K paying members for an online marketing membership site for non-IMers?

None of his courses are pitched on any domain. All his domains are optins. His courses are pitched to his email list.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: How to reach 10K paying members for an online marketing membership site for non-IMers?

I am a member of an online internet marketing service run by a well-established direct sales guru. Here's how I happened to join:

1. Via a Google search I stumbled upon one of his squeeze pages....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,201
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: I'm currently ranked #1 and #3 on google

I just Googled 'bathroom supplies' with and without quotes and your site did not come up in several pages of searches.

I then Googled 'bathroom supply.' Your site came up No. 2 with and without...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: How much would you pay for PR5 sites?

Digital Point makes me nervous - don't yet understand how to sort out the good sellers from the charlatans.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: How much would you pay for PR5 sites?

I've only been observing the GoDaddy auctions for a few days but most of the PR5s I see there are going for over $300, and the PR4s go for $80-90.
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 30th April 2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 143,750
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: 4,340+ High PR BACKLINKS, Built AUTOMATICALLY! The Backlink Syndication System Launched! Still E

Wanted to update my experiment:

At peak, Google search returned over 7000 results for my press release title in quotes. Now it has gone back down to about 200.

These were not 7000 unique...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 25,110
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Has there been a change in WSO Rules lately??

Speaking of Monty Python...not too long ago I bought a WSO that reminded me of the MP sketch called 'How To Do It Lessons,' the one that taught you to play the flute by saying: 'Blow in this end and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,184
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: I have 1,000,000 fans on facebook, how to capitalize?

In order to get them to become fans, you had to ASK them to become fans, of <SOMETHING>. And you say they are mostly college students. So the key to me would be to connect the <SOMETHING> and the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th March 2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: How did YOU get "into" personal development?

I went to an offsite a few years ago and experienced two personal development assessments - Myers-Briggs (Personality Typing) and KAI (Creative Style). I eventually became certified to administer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th March 2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Would you buy a PR8 domain and for how much?

I don't understand the concept of a PR8 domain out of the context of the website it is connected with. Without the website content, backlinks, etc., where is the value?

A PR8 website is worth a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: My Customers are Pissed Off at Me!

Perhaps bill it as a special promotion, due to expire midnight of <whatever date>.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Does this exist, and if not, why?

You can put links in the resource box, but I'm talking about putting in the optin box itself. That would eliminate the 'clickthrough rate' issue.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Does this exist, and if not, why?

Do any article directory (or similar) sites allow you the option of paying a small fee to put your Aweber optin in your resource box or anywhere else within the article?

I have been unable to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,715
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: KILLER High Retention Membership Site Ideas

The direct marketing membership service I belong to costs about $37/month and gives access to over a hundred hours of audio and video training plus tons of articles and ebooks.

It is important to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Link Building Trends Vs Myths

It seems like to me that the main source of 'this technique no longer works' is people trying to sell a different technique ;).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,143
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: What would you do about this thief?

Invention/discovery are subsets of innovation. So is what you are referring to - sustaining, improving, whatever.

Innovation is a broad continuum. When you improve something, you are innovating....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,996
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Keyword in domain name - the strength of it ?!

The answer is 'yes' if the keyword IS the domain name. The answer is 'maybe' if the keyword is IN the domain name.

I just started two sites based on keyword phrase search volume. I was able to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Updated list of free press release sites

I think the question here is, what is a 'proper' length that increases your chances for wide syndication?

Too short and maybe the site won't be interested, same for too long. I've seen the sweet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: I'm baffled! Since backlinks are so important why don't we ALL buy good used domains?

I know of someone who is experimenting with buying established PR 4-5 websites and using them for backlinks. Depending on the cost, it might be cheaper to buy such a site than to, say, buy enough...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Updated list of free press release sites

I think that making a subset of the big list that represents PR sites that allow backlinks, be they URL only or anchor text, would be extremely valuable, both for traffic and page rank.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Doesn't Seo Cost Just As Much As PPC?

I think this question illustrates very well that it is difficult to do an apples to apples comparison between the two.

For SEO, you front-load your time and effort on backlinking, article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Warriors, what WP plugins would you like to see developed?

Optin for header embedding that allows you to associate different optins with different posts.

Let's say you have two e-books for optins. Five of your blog articles pertain to one e-book, five...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th March 2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,051
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: i've added 90 backlinks using angela's packets to a sub page and none of them show up

Make sure your backlinks are indexed by pinging them, or by converting them to RSS feeds and submitting them to sites like MillionRSS.
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 8th March 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 143,750
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: 4,340+ High PR Backlinks, Built AUTOMATICALLY! The Backlink Syndication System Launched! Still E

I syndicated a PR on Mar 2 and here is the current situation:

- All but about 5 of the sites published the article. One has become a pay-for-backlinks site, one seems broken, the other three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,909
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: squeeze page/salespage using wordpress

I use Squeeze Theme, it comes with premade templates for landing pages, squeeze pages, and sales pages. I allows you integrate a squeeze element into your blog header and/or footer and you can make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,148
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Wordpress SUCKS For Squeeze Pages And Sales Pages

Maybe it's due to your theme? Check out the link in my sig to see how the theme I used can be customized for landing pages and squeeze pages. The link takes you to a landing page, and the right box...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Best blog themes for Internet Marketing

I recommend that and Squeeze Theme. I prefer Squeeze Theme because you can do one column blogs.

But they both have a killer feature - the ability to place optins in the header. With Squeeze...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Membership site-- any IDEAS????

I dunno. I have been mulling over the same options.

To make it worthwhile, membership sites need to provide something of high value. Something people can't get elsewhere.

I belong to three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,036
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: What is a "Coaching Program?"

I think coaching is more one on one, training/facilitating is more group-related.

The internet has made coaching a nearly impulse-buy item. You can buy coaching by the hour for some topics. You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,036
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: What is a "Coaching Program?"

Yoda was a mentor. Jedi Knights are like mini-Yodas.

Shula was a coach. Football players are not like mini-Shulas - the role is more complementary.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,676
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Ezine Articles Marketers: Do This RIGHT NOW And At Least TRIPLE YOUR INCOME - Guaranteed!

The direct marketing membership site I belong to used this technique:

1. Tons, tons, and tons of different optins. Free ebooks, videos, whatever. Most coming from Adwords, some from SERPS...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th March 2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Clever way to get your new website indexed fast

As I said, this was limited to getting it indexed. Getting it to rank high in SERPS is a different matter altogether.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd March 2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Clever way to get your new website indexed fast

I was having trouble getting my new website indexed, but I remembered something I had observed not too long ago and I tried an experiment. It worked.

It goes like this:

1. Find a high-PR...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 2nd March 2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 143,750
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: 4,340+ High PR Backlinks, Built AUTOMATICALLY! The Backlink Syndication System Launched! Still E

Daniel,

I bought the WSO, great information.

I wanted to know if you ever tested the effectiveness of the various sites by spinning the titles and submitting the same PR to each site with a...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 2nd March 2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 135,671
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: BACKLINK BOOSTER - The Amazing "1-Click" SEO Tool That Sets Your Backlinks On FIRE! (3000+ Sold!

I have a conceptual question. When you say 'boosts links by 1000 percent,' that is an objective statement. What do you base that on? Are you talking page rank of the backlinks? Traffic flow to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st March 2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 140,478
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: The clickbump method? all your questions answered...

I recently created a website with the keyword as the domain (call it keyword.org), installed Wordpress and have been building a site. There are about 8 pages total. As I neared completion yesterday...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: In a serious quandry over my personal blog

Michael,

I propose three blogs - one for optins, one for communicating with your list, one for personal stuff.

I propose two Facebook personas - one for personal, one a 'page' for your biz...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,132
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Cannabis and Marijuana Blog

Questions:

1. Are the keywords related to curing a cannabis addition, as opposed to just general information on weed?

2. Assuming that some are, can you estimate how much of your traffic...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 14,763
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Who here is college educated?

BSEE from Virginia Tech.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,442
Posted By Sandy Cormack
Re: Article Marketing Automation vs. Linkvana vs. My Article Network?

My biggest gripe with FTS is they ignore my support emails.

That, and I find that I can't get close to their maximum number of links because they don't have enough blogs in my niches.
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