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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Regarding VPN's

I've been using Private Internet Access and am liking it, would recommend
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Has anyone recovered from an unnautural link penalty due to BMR use?

The sites I had that I used BMR on - I deleted the links using BMR's tools when they went down and spent the next couple months getting guest blog links for those sites - they came back, some of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Can you be an entrepreneur from an Ipad?

I've been using both an iPad and a laptop for a while now, both are pretty useful in their own right - here's some of my opinions regarding what holds the iPad back from making it my main working...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,192
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Is Computer Repair A Good Business?

Before I got into web stuff, I worked with a small computer repair/sales shop in a mid-sized town

Residential customers sucked and we spent more time trying to collect money and explain why they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Ranking an amazon affiliate website.

It's still viable, I've got a lot of amazon niche review sites that I'm in the process of rolling into one branded review network - I saw who ranked in my niches after I lost my rankings and it's all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By lukemeister
Re: So, google also dislikes "sponsored" wp themes now...

I don't get it, instead of telling everybody how they should link to each other, why don't they just discount links they don't like and move on? People link pages to other pages for all sorts of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Are Matt Cutts and Google being dishonest, or at best misleading?

Just gotta go out and get some links that drive direct traffic, then don't worry about Google so much. The photo on that affiliatetemple.com page is pretty funny.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By lukemeister
Re: As the Google algorithm keeps getting smarter will the need for SEO be eliminated in the future?

As long as organic search engines exist, there will be the need to optimize for them. I think the thing to keep in mind is that "what to optimize" is what changes over time. If it's as simple as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Why Google Won't Stay How it is Right Now

The best panic move for any webmaster right now, if anybody is interested in making panic moves, is to increase site quality and add features and polish to your site - can't go wrong there really
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,063
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Google Plus Is Booming, Don't Miss Out

I'm like most everybody else here. I have a G+ account because it was forced on me. I did not want it, but Google decided I should have it since I used some of their other stuff. Whatever. I hope...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Question about Backlinksgenie -Need Your Opinion

Me, personally, I've been closing my blog network accounts (and probably also my backlinks genie account) and have been doing other types of link building, since the writing is pretty much on the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By lukemeister
Re: time to rethink linkbuilding strategies post BMR closing

If somebody plans on using stuff like BMR to cut corners, they need to be ready to find another way to cut corners when that is done. Nothing wrong with that if that's the way you want to operate.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,436
Posted By lukemeister
Re: While private blog networks are gone..

Since Google is killing blog networks, that tells me one thing - blog links work and Google wants them to continue to be a good indicator of good sites.

So - what sort of blog links can you still...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th March 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,350
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Your BMR sites or ALN sites drop?

Google better be doing it that way, that's about all the longer they penalized their own Chrome page for the same stuff they're harping on other webmasters about
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By lukemeister
Re: What is the best Google Analytics alternative and why?

I've used Piwik and Clicky

Piwik is pretty nice, provides awesome stats for basically free

Clicky is awesome as well, and is my favorite analytics package. Their live stats are really cool and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,917
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Boss is horribly disorganized and unprofessional.

To the OP, you just described my first business partner. Things didn't get better until we parted ways. The guy will probably never change, if you can't work with it move on.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Anyone ever use "Build My Rank" link building software?

Yeah it works very well, not sure how long it will be before they open the doors again though, they haven't really said how long the doors will be closed
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,698
Posted By lukemeister
Re: I heard that Google is now treating Wordpress websites as Spam, is this true?

From what I've seen, the Feds aren't the best example of not blanket targeting people, but I'm just poking fun ha


Regarding the original topic - All I know is the WordPress sites I've been...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By lukemeister
Re: What Other Sites are Like BMR

Linkvana is similar in how it works, Linxboss does something similar but it's automated more
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By lukemeister
Re: How many BMR post do you make

I like to do one post per day per domain I'm promoting, any more would be hard to keep up on with 20+ sites to promote
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 839
Posted By lukemeister
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th February 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Linkbuilding: slash at the end of the link

Interesting discussion - I guess I've always tried to vary it myself, my reason being that I want it to look natural as possible and using the exact same URL structure to link to the home page every...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th February 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By lukemeister
Re: How much do you spend per month on software & other SEO tools?

I spend a couple hundred bucks a month on services that help me build links for SEO very easily, and that's about it, everything else I try to buy as one time fees if I need software (such as Market...
Forum: Website Design 9th February 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By lukemeister
Re: When to use Amazon S3?

I vote for dropbox too for backups, it just works great
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,058
Posted By lukemeister
Re: GOOGLE USES EXPLOIT To Trick Users Into Clicking PPC Ads

Google just has too many ads on their results pages for popular keywords, it's getting ridiculous, and with them stating that "above the fold ads" are going to start affecting other sites rankings in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Amazon Review Sites

In my experience, both broad and narrow niches can work for Amazon review sites - for example I have one site that is about woodworking tools and it covers a wide range of niches within that. I also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,477
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Do you have your daily to-do list / project management system?

Lots of sweet ideas, I'm a big fan of notepads too

I've got notepads and pocket-sized notepads all over the place - that's where I dump all my notes and incoming requests -

Then from there I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,416
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Google starts de-indexing many blog networks!

I think this is the key line right here - shoddy sites are getting deindexed. This is nothing new really, is it?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,745
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Saving Time Outsourcing at ODesk - NOT!

Pretty good points in here about how to hire on oDesk

In my experience, I simply just tried out several providers using small projects full well knowing that most would probably not work up to my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By lukemeister
Re: ANYONE get approved by DMOZ lately?!

I haven't gotten a site approved there in years, and have submitted some of my best, most authoritative, informative sites. I've got this visual in my head at this point that the DMOZ moderator...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By lukemeister
Re: BMR posts indexed but not showing in YSE

Yeah I wouldn't worry about it, I notice the same thing with a lot of my BMR posts
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,265
Posted By lukemeister
Re: 10k backlinks in a week, good or bad

Yeah I don't get all this talk about what's natural. I would say "natural" in terms of SEO should more indicate no sort of recognizable pattern at all, rather than the slow and steady that is so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Is Big Brother Watching Your Website?

Good points.

One thing that could possibly get the Government looking at your site is if it got hacked and malicious people are using your server to host files and distribute bad stuff that gets...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th May 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 729
Posted By lukemeister
Re: College Education...must watch video

I'm gonna have to bookmark that vid and check it out tonight.

I wasted two years at a University (having to take lame generals, and paying a lot of money to do so) and said screw it, dropped out,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 37,122
Posted By lukemeister
Re: *May 2nd UPDATE* Week 8: The Great SEO Link Building Service Experiment of 2011

Wow this is awesome - I've sort of noticed the same thing you have about BMR having good staying power after not linking anymore, but I've never seen any evidence to help verify it
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Ever tried backlinking to competitor to bury them?

That's a really good point, I hadn't thought of it that way - if they're already ranking well enough to be competition they're already doing something well that would be hard to counterbalance or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By lukemeister
Ever tried backlinking to competitor to bury them?

This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately

There seems to be a lot of differing opinions and experience regarding building links, and some people feel that building the wrong kind of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th April 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Market Samurai and google keyword tool not working...

Quick update here, mine started working again a couple hours ago, not sure what the issue was this morning
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th April 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Market Samurai and google keyword tool not working...

You should start a support ticket at Noble Samurai so they are aware of the issue, I had some issues with the google keyword stuff in there this morning too and have already submitted a ticket
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By lukemeister
Re: My Adwords Account Got Shutdown Becuase of ThruthAboutAbs.com

Not trying to be snarky or anything, but maybe just move on and try Adcenter or maybe try to get traffic through SEO efforts instead? The best thing that ever happened to me was losing my adwords...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st April 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Paula and Wanda Vs jan roos Amazone Product

One more thing I should mention that I just remembered - Jan's guide went a little bit into keyword research using Market Samurai too - I found it interested to see what he looks at during keyword...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 20th April 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Paula and Wanda Vs jan roos Amazine Product

If you want to learn more about how to approach writing a great quality product review, go with Paula and Wanda's

If you want to learn more about how to approach building mini niche review sites,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By lukemeister
Re: how old before you start backlinking?

Yeah just build links right away, don't worry too much about scheduling link building or pace, at least that's my opinion - the more link building I do, the more I realize it's too easy to overthink...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th April 2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By lukemeister
Re: For those who follow the "Planet X" or Niburu stuff...

If Planet X comes rolling around, I just hope they don't unleash Monster Zero
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By lukemeister
Re: If You Use M. Samurai KW "Exact" mode these days,

pretty much, unless the phrases are so closely related that they can effectively be targeted on a single page
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By lukemeister
Re: If You Use M. Samurai KW "Exact" mode these days,

If I'm checking for exact match keywords, I usually set the minimum limit to around 30-40 SEOT exact match

However if I can find a bunch of related keywords that all get exact matches of 10 or...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th April 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,368
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Market Samurai Effectiveness

I still use it every day, even up to today, in spite of the recent issues. Yeah it's a little glitchy every now and then but they're basically trying to keep up with Google's changes, which others...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Taxes! What's the easiest way people??

Just track all money you make, all money you spend (expenses), and categorize as income or expenses

Then toss it in front of the accountant and let them sort it out, that's what I like to do

If...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th April 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Software means black hat SEO?

I think if you ask 10 different people what constitutes black hat vs white hat you'll get 10 different answers

If what you're doing works and you're not spamming, you're probably gonna be ok
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Linking to an authority site

I think it's worth it - I noticed at one point a couple years ago that I could getting traffic from pages that had good authority and trackbacks if I linked to them - because of the trackback - but...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th March 2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,312
Posted By lukemeister
Re: buildmyrank.com

I've had the same thing but it comes down to what the writer submits - some of the lazy writers I've hired couldn't even finish out a batch of posts because they couldn't figure out how to write 20+...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,360
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Market Samurai Gone Useless [???]

I can't quite bring myself to slam MS yet

MS is undergoing a lot of bugs lately but they keep fixing things as things happen - software like this is going to always need to evolve because it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,864
Posted By lukemeister
Re: How do i block Spam Bots from attacking my Word Press Blogs

Yep, I do stuff that others have already mentioned - every WP site I activate Akismet and turn off trackbacks/comments (Unless I want comments, then I do Disqus/Facebook or something else similar...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Shared Hosting: Looks like we are running out of options...

I've noticed WP sites running slow on Hostgator too, caching plugins can help to speed them up. Hostmonster is my main shared host though, and I'm running a lot of WP sites on one account and not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Market Samurai Trial Version Expired..

ah, nuts, didn't realize that
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Market Samurai Trial Version Expired..

I just tried serpattack a couple hours ago, lots of similarities, they have free version
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