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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By squeebo
Re: What are the best pages to internal link?

Why?

(I'm adding more text because asking why is too short a message for it to accept)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By squeebo
What are the best pages to internal link?

This is a site with 160 evergreen blog posts of 1000-3000 words. I already have some internal links, as well as a widget that shows 3 related posts underneath.

My question: For internal links...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By squeebo
Re: shareasale HTTP links not tracking?

The Shareasale bookmarklet is still creating HTTP links for all license plate links (shortened links). It's weird that Shareasale hasn't fixed such a simple issue if it's really an issue.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,275
Posted By squeebo
Re: Be Smart .Take an office or public place .

I struggle daily with work environments.

At home I feel cooped up and depressed.

At a cafe or library it's noisy and distracting. I've tried all kinds of earplugs and noise cancelling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By squeebo
shareasale HTTP links not tracking?

I received the below email from a global company that is a household name and has an affiliate program on shareasale that I am a part of.

Their assertions concern me. What do you think?

I did...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By squeebo
Re: Migrated to new domain, 70% drop in traffic

My htaccess on the old site is these 3 lines (redacted).

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/googlexxxxxxxxxxxx.html$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

It...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By squeebo
Re: Migrated to new domain, 70% drop in traffic

So it's been 5 weeks, and the traffic volume is not recovering at all. It appeared that it was starting to recover, but then last week it dropped back down to its low that occurred 10 days after the...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th July 2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By squeebo
Torn between broadcast vs autoresponder for new subs

For my existing subscribers I'm sending out an RSS feed digest email with the latest blog posts 1x/week, which only sends if there are new blog posts. When I have a new offer I pause the RSS email...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th July 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By squeebo
Appointment booking service?

I have a WP blog where I'd like to promote coaches for a niche topic who charge various hourly rates.

I want a system where the client books the appointment with a specific coach, pays me, and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 474
Posted By squeebo
Re: Collecting payments without first registering your biz name

Does the agency pay the mentors? I see a bunch of mentors' profiles online and have a hard time imagining how these successful people would give up their time. SCORE can't be paying that much, can...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd June 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By squeebo
Re: What is the max open rate you got?

I find that I can get whatever kind of open rates I want, by cleaning my list severely. So I only look at open rate to compare recent emails to see subject line performance.

I could get a super...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By squeebo
Re: Google effects on http to https

I'm glad to hear it! I'm going through a similar thing now, after moving my site to a new domain (both https) and seeing ranking tank the first 10 days.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By squeebo
Immediate duplicate content - Who gets to keep the SEO value?

I have had people steal content from me and outrank me for it. So I'm curious how it works.

Let's say site A publishes an article. The owner of site B finds out about it right away, say through a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By squeebo
Re: Migrated to new domain, 70% drop in traffic

It's definitely the site as a whole. All the top pages dropped in views, presumably while Google gradually deindexed the old site over several days and replaced it with the new one that for whatever...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By squeebo
Migrated to new domain, 70% drop in traffic

11 days ago I moved my Wordpress site from a subdomain to its own new domain with its own branding. It had previously fallen under the branding of the main domain.

There has been a drop in Google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By squeebo
Re: Low ticket offer in your funnel (affiliate markting)

Jason, thanks for your great reply!

Based on my experience, it makes total sense. I was brainstorming how to do various free vs low priced tripwire offers in my niche, and nothing felt right. Now...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th May 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 233
Posted By squeebo
Re: How long do you wait after SEO optimizing content?

So when people talk about optimizing page content to match a keyword optimized title tag, such as using the same keywords in the content, using related keywords, and adding some to the img alt...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th May 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 233
Posted By squeebo
Re: How long do you wait after SEO optimizing content?

The rest of those things don't affect SEO?
Forum: Programming 25th May 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By squeebo
Re: "Hey I hacked you, want me to fix it?"

So you're sitting at home alone in your underwear watching your favorite anime porn in the living room with a bag of cheese doodles leaving orange dust all over your clothes.

A smiling man comes...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 233
Posted By squeebo
Re: How long do you wait after SEO optimizing content?

By meta data do you mean all the indexed data Google keeps on the page?

Once Google updates that so that its appearance is updated in search results, Google would need to see how the new group of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,379
Posted By squeebo
Re: Mini-Guide to Onsite SEO in 2018

Are you talking about other people guest posting on your blog, or you guest posting on other blogs and linking to yours?
Forum: Beginners Area 24th May 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 547
Posted By squeebo
Re: General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR")?

I'm sorry, but last I checked, US citizens in the US aren't governed by EU laws, no matter how many uninformed articles parrot these phrases saying otherwise. That's not how this country works.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By squeebo
Revise existing content or create new?

When you have content with lousy SEO results, how do you decide whether to make a major revision (with a 301 redirect if the url changes too) or leave the old one alone and create a new version?
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 233
Posted By squeebo
How long do you wait after SEO optimizing content?

Say you have existing content that is not getting much organic traffic, and the traffic it gets has leveled off for months.

You revise the content with on page optimization, with more text,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By squeebo
Re: Email Traffic is considered what exactly.

I can't imagine a merchant that wants you as an affiliate and does not want you to send emails to your list regarding the products. They're just talking about direct email traffic they can't track to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Re: Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

It's not as basic to save a video hosted under a paid plan with hidden title info.

Even a script to disable right click will stop some people from taking text.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Re: Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

That's a good point. I guess I was hoping most of them would stick around a while for what's coming next, and none of the content would be easily downloadable except to people techie enough to figure...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Re: Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

A course in that context sounds good.

One issue is I really want to provide a forum for the members to interact. I already have a public forum, but this one will be for the paid members (or course...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Re: Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

Very good point. In the past I sold some cheap products in the niche, and I didn't even have an email list or hardly any marketing. I still get new people asking for help daily. The other marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Re: Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

Well now you're talking my language! I feel more excited about a membership site. So I guess that's it.

Now that I've thought about it, I could queue up several weeks worth of material ahead of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Re: Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

Great replies!

I'll hang onto Steve B's list. That should keep me going for a while.

As far as what my audience wants, they want to use the solution quickly and be done with it. So on one hand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By squeebo
Membership site vs one-time course - My thoughts. What do you think?

I've got a micro niche self improvement site where I add 400 members per month to my list.

I was initially thinking of offering a 4-week video & text course, for perhaps $297 or $197.

Now I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By squeebo
Re: Inexpensive affiliate network for merchants?

The idevaffiliate fee would be ok, but the reporting is very limited. It won't even give you the option to add up totals for a specified date range.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By squeebo
RE: Inexpensive affiliate network for merchants?

I'm not sure I understood any part of your reply... Could you rephrase?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By squeebo
Inexpensive affiliate network for merchants?

I have an ecommerce site I'd like to attract affiliates to.

As an affiliate I like the statistics reporting in shareasale, CJ, and postaffiliatepro, but these are all expensive to start and have...
Forum: Website Design 30th January 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By squeebo
RE: Reseller hosting - Should I move to VPS?

That's what I've been suspecting! I'm just not seeing the performance downside that people complain about with shared hosting. I guess I settled on a good host and good plan.
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By squeebo
RE: Reseller hosting - Should I move to VPS?

Thanks for the info!

Looks like my current host has managed VPS with 4GB RAM at $134/mo, kind of high!

I'm not really running into problems yet, except that I recently inquired about the Backup...
Forum: Website Design 18th January 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By squeebo
Reseller hosting - Should I move to VPS?

I have a reseller hosting plan with 6 sites. I keep reading that I should have a VPS plan instead.

3 of the sites I'm treating seriously for business. Combined visitors 1,800 per day.

Generally...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By squeebo
RE: Merchant just cut me out starting at midnight on BF. Recourse?

Good news, the software has some issue that causes the stats to be delayed when there's high traffic. At the moment the delay is at 47 hours, so the first part of the morning is showing up now!

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By squeebo
Merchant just cut me out starting at midnight on BF. Recourse?

So I work with a merchant that is the biggest store in my niche. They have like 80% market share. I work with others, but in most cases there's hardly any point.

I was staking my business on Black...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th October 2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By squeebo
Mailchimp surprised me - They are now single opt-in by default

I received this email yesterday, and I'm surprised they would be doing this. Don't most of you use double opt in to keep your list from being inflated with fake addresses? I've always done double opt...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
RE: Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

I'm going to put the content as a hidden page as you suggest, makes sense. Easier to edit the content that way too. PDFs are so silly!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
RE: Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

I've added the book to my shopping list!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
RE: Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

Tony, I'd give you triple thanks if I could for this thoughtful reply.

The niche is healthy for other merchants, with new ones popping up and getting attention. My model was drop-shipping, and so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
RE: Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

I have new content I send them each week. How would I do it differently? Send them old stuff instead?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
RE: Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

I don't have one. I have a new blog post each week I tell them briefly about and include a link.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
RE: Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

That's what's confusing me!

For one thing, I'm either doing a horrible job of creating enticing content upgrades or these niche visitors will not give out their email no matter what. The articles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By squeebo
RE: Advertiser doesn't allow affiliate marketing in CA - What the heck?

Big bump on my thread, but I'm still curious what others' experience is being in CA.

So far this is still the only merchant to deny me affiliate status for being in CA due to the nexus tax laws....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By squeebo
Having trouble capturing emails from organic traffic

Here's my problem. I'm earning affiliate revenue, but 96% of it is coming from organic traffic. I'm doing a horrible job with email marketing. With 3000 subscribers, my value per list member is...
Forum: Email Marketing 6th October 2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By squeebo
Link to a blog post, or just email the content?

I have a niche blog site and a list with 3000 members, 21% open rate, 7% CTR.

No monetizing yet. Me or a few friends have just been doing a blog post once every week or two, and the blog is set to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By squeebo
Skimlinks cookie duration?

I signed up for skimlinks, and I'm confused about the cookie duration.

Normally, of course, when the merchant is part of a network they set the cookie duration themselves and it's shown in their...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th May 2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By squeebo
GetResponse to Yahoo email deliverability problem?

Can anyone confirm or deny that GetResponse has a problem delivering to Yahoo email addresses? This poster suggests GR was blacklisted:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 629
Posted By squeebo
RE: Audiobooks vs. E-books: If You Could Choose Only One, Which One?

Not the best place to ask this question. On a forum like this you're asking a bunch of people who read, read, read, and would mainly prefer ebooks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 488
Posted By squeebo
RE: Just got a YUUGE client - how to market?

Well my first thought is eggs in one basket. By the balls. Leverage. It's all honeymoon now, but if they're smart they'll start demanding more and giving less until you're hanging on by your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By squeebo
RE: Advertiser doesn't allow affiliate marketing in CA - What the heck?

No, he isn't part of the CJ network. He just referred me to the link he must have found.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By squeebo
Advertiser doesn't allow affiliate marketing in CA - What the heck?

An advertiser in my niche has disallowed affiliates from all states shown here in orange, citing their click through nexus sales tax policy.

http://www.cj.com/about-cj/click-through-nexus-tax
...
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