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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,150
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: All I want is 1 site, is there anyone else out there with this goal, or who already achieved thi

I had a look at your site, and to be honest, I don't get it at all. "Anti-marketer" sounds like some sort of occupy wall street group. But yet it speaks to marketing, so it isn't anti-marketing at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th January 2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Post Penguin Question -I Am Putting Original Content and Social Bookmarking But No Change in SER

Two words: link bait.

If you are writing blah articles, nobody will link to them, and you'll have get no decent contextual links.

When I started purposefully writing link bait articles, SERP...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Canuckystan
How are one word EMD's doing lately?

Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on one word exact match domains and how they are doing post Panda/Penguin?

I have one, and the other extensions are just sitting out there, not being used. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Canuckystan
Anyone try (or know of) a successful private paid forum?

I have access to large group of fellow professionals who expressed interest in a forum.

This would be the opposite of most IM ventures - a private forum with no need for Google ranking, etc. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Why is my page not converting?

I immediately thought the reviews were fake given the pictures - they look like models and scraped from somewhere (if they are or not). Big turnoff for me.

Also, the headline doesn't make any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Canuckystan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Canuckystan
Are niche job boards still worth the effort?

Thinking of starting a niche job board in my field. Just wondering what your thoughts are on niche job boards these days. There are massive and sophisticated players in the market (like LinkedIn)...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Why does Penguin not hit my competitors who have tons of meaningless backlinks?

I'm wondering if "relevancy" is all it's cracked-up to be. I'm beginning to suspect that the right category in a generic directory is relevant enough for Google.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Canuckystan
Why does Penguin not hit my competitors who have tons of meaningless backlinks?

I really have to wonder about the collective wisdom on Penguin.

My competitors who now have the first page and a half of google for a very competitive search term, have countless (thousands) of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By Canuckystan
What's the best way to start, then monetize, a niche directory site?

I'm thinking of starting a niche directory site in my field.

But it's a chicken and egg thing - can't get people to pay for inclusion until there are listings and traffic, so have to give away...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Canuckystan
It's not over - still lots of churn

Have you seen the discussions on webmasterworld and other forums? Lots of reports of churning results, apparently Google is still testing a new index as of today. Apparently there was an update over...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Can someone wake me when this is over please

Wakey wakey...that nightmare is real.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By Canuckystan
Are your categories causing your drop in SERP with Penguin?

I just noticed that all my categories have my keywords in them. For example:

bluewidget.com/blue-widget-news/blog-title
bluwidget.com/blue-widget-sales/blog-title

etc.

I'm changing them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,321
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Penguin Is Fully Live - Confirmed By Google

Where did these quotes come from exactly? Never have I heard that you "can't" ask for reconsideration.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,980
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Google algo change today?

Yup, time for a beer.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,980
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Google algo change today?

It's too early to strategize - give it a week and see what happens. You could do all kinds of things just to realize that it was just a re-ranking by Google.

Let's remember the hundreds of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,980
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Google algo change today?

Come on, it's ridiculous to speculate at this point, it's only been a few days, and people are already making conclusions on backlinking and PR? Get real.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,980
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Google algo change today?

I agree with the other posters who say relax and wait for this thing to work through.

This should give you some comfort. I got the big G bitch slap 2 days ago, went from page 1/2 to outer space....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Membership site myths

Those are great points for sure.

Before the membership site, I was able to sell ebooks without even trying that hard. I thought, hey, why not package everything and offer them as a membership...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Canuckystan
Membership site myths

For those considering a membership site, this is a great article:

Are You Being Fooled by These Membership Site Myths?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By Canuckystan
3 word exact match URL and 90,000 exact matches per month

I'm looking at developing a 3 word exact match url that Google indicates has 90,000 exact match searches per month.

Lately I've found 2 word exact match URL's haven't had the SERP power they used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Canuckystan
Adding forum member emails to a list - aweber or ?

I'm looking to add the forum member emails from my new forum to an emailing list. What is the best way to do this? Is it possible with aweber? I don't think aweber allows you to jus add emails...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Will adding a discussion forum under Panda help SERP at all?

Thanks! Currently I get a lot of questions through my blog, my guess (hope) is that people register and post on a forum as well. I'm in a niche where people have a lot of questions generally. I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Canuckystan
Will adding a discussion forum under Panda help SERP at all?

Just wondering if anyone has any experience adding a discussion forum now that Panda is in place?

I'm prepared to create one for my website and to do the work to moderate etc., but not sure I'll...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Can you recommend a SEO dude?

Check out elance and read the reviews. I'm quite happy going that route.

Be prepared though - for that price you won't get much of anything except some crappy backlinks.

Like anything in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: How long did it take you to get your first member? I'm worried thinking of different strategy

Yes that is a good idea, thank you. There are people kicking the tires, posting on the public blog, emailing, but no sign-ups yet. I like the idea of easing them into it and then up-selling the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: How long did it take you to get your first member? I'm worried thinking of different strategy

There is a ton of content on there, with samples of everything that users can see before they sign up. I spent the last 8 months developing content for it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Canuckystan
How long did it take you to get your first member? I'm worried thinking of different strategy

Well it has been 6 days and no member sign-ups yet. Granted the site is new and a lot of exposure (but some through my more established consulting website).

How many days did it take you to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Are You Having Success With Amazon Kindle?

Quick, high quality, and cheap ebook simply does not exist.

You have to work and market yourself to succeed on Kindle - it is a tough market, there are millions of books from hundreds of thousands...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,642
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Best membership site software for VIDEO

For me, Vimeo + Amember Pro has worked the best.

With any membership script, you have to be certain it is stable, and amember has been around with the same developer for many years.

Vimeo...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,920
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: $2,000 in 30 days? I'm a newbie with a dream (and a plan...)

In my view, take any advice from people selling a product aimed right at you with a grain of salt - there is simply a conflict of interest there that can not be denied.

Personally, I think the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Created my site, optimize it, now what?

Now the work actually begins.

I've found that keywords in the URL are not nearly as powerful as they used to be. Don't count on those at all to drive traffic, you have to work it for a long time.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Canuckystan
Using coupon to launch membership site?

Wondering what your thoughts are on offering a limited time coupon to launch a membership site (sending it through the list, twitter, FB etc)? I'm thinking 15% off for life or something like that.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,254
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Who Makes $100,000 in 3 Weeks With Kindle?

Reality check: Joe Konrath was a full-time published crime writer with a big publishing house and some best-sellers long before Kindle ever showed-up.

I don't want to be a party-pooper, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Any advice for buying an Ipad to help with projects?

I have the Ipad 3G and I hate it for business. Always little things it won't do or takes forever to do. No USB, no printing, no file management.

As a toy or for just typing emails or blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Easiest Money Online For Newbies

Life Lesson #1: There is no easy money (unless you are a con artist, which entails its own legal risks, thus not "easy" either).

Anyone who tells you there is easy money (especially for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,824
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Top Selling Kindle Ebook Topics?

Having been in the Kindle game (fiction) for 2 years now, I think you can do much better selling a non-fiction ebook yourself with a dedicated site.

Kindle is super ultra competitive - there are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Membership site systems

I'm just about to launch my membership site after many months of work.

I started with DAP but switched to Amember Pro.

DAP has the advantage of better support, and you can hire the developers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Kindle Selling and Fiction

I write and sell fiction on Kindle.

Bottom line is this: do it for fun not money, unless you can dedicate to marketing it full-time.

I've got 4 out of 5 stars, many great reviews, etc etc and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,058
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Picking a niche?

Don't do IM if you haven't made a lot of money doing it. It is so obvious when people try to market IM strategies, etc., and they haven't actually made money themselves doing it. It's like being a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: How Much Could I Sell This Site For

You can't guess, you have to show how much money it makes over time (not just one month). With no history of revenue, it is worth whatever it costs to design (if that).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,403
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: IM FAIL FAIL FAIL! It hurts :(

I don't know if this applies to you or not...

I see a lot of people caught up in a "system" rather than focus on the customer/user. Contrary to popular belief, people do not part with their money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Entrepreneur should be LAZY- Edison had tricked the World!

I wish I had been too lazy to click on this silly thread, what a waste of time.

Coke is not adding some sugar to water, and McD's is not sticking a burger inside a bun.

My gosh if you can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Amember Pro V.4 vs DAP?

Why is your choice DAP? Especially when Amember is easier to use?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Am I doing this right? First time newbie here! Need suggestions to improve website

Here's my take on this.

Medicine/health/ lifestyle for those with a health condition (gall bladder, cancer as mentioned)? Very very tough to succeed without being a known expert in the field. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: At what point should I consider a VPS

Look at cpanel - it is fantastic for controlling your site. I went to VPS and never looked back. It's $35 at knownhost, hardly a bank breaker...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Amember Pro V.4 vs DAP?

It's really the slick interface of Amember more than anything. The dashboard gives an instant overview of all the important information, including how many are scheduled to rebill the next month,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Canuckystan
Amember Pro V.4 vs DAP?

I've installed DAP and getting ready to launch my membership site. However, I had a look at the latest Amember Pro and wow, what a nice interface! It also seems to make each member an affiliate and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: How to make wordpress that people can log in

This was very informative, thank you. What do you think of Amember Pro? It has a nice user interface, but not sure of how it works behind the scenes....?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Billion Dollar Business Idea: A stock market to trade website

Look, I don't want to be harsh here but please get real. It is clear you have literally no experience with public companies.

Shares in websites? To issue shares you need a company. And a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Membership Sites - one-time fee/monthly fee/both?

I'm just about to launch (not IM niche) and will try the monthly fee, with the DAP affiliate code for all members. My sell is that so long as you remain a member, you get all the goodies of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Canuckystan
Anyone using DAP where members are auto affiliates? Do members stick longer because of it?

I'm still struggling with launching with a monthly recurring fee or one-time access pass fees.

I'm using DAP and I'm wondering if the affiliate link for every member entices them to remain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Starting a Membership Site, But Here Is Where I'm Stuck...

I'm about to launch my membership site and I'm using ebooks generated using page-flip.com They look great and you can prevent downloading, saving and printing. Turn the lack of ability to download...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Canuckystan
Re: Would anyone mind critiquing my site

I don't know what you're offering nor what possible benefit there is for me.

Signing up on the "right hand side" is not going to work at all. If you want people to sign up you'd better do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Canuckystan
What do you think converts better - monthly recurring fee or one-time access pass?

I'm now very close to launching my membership site (and to those considering this, it is a lot of work to get everything just right and getting all the materials on there in a way they can't be...
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