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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By bummed.out
Can someone show me a *good* CPA or Affiliate info-type site?

Hello all,

I'm not asking anyone to reveal their site - but could anyone link me to what they consider a good site which uses affiliate or CPA offers and is based on useful information which then...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th June 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,550
Posted By bummed.out
Re: What do you know about X Factor?

Jeff Hampton has been dropping mentions of a new XFactor Adsense guides in his mailing list - it sounds as though it'll be a different approach than any recent guides released thus far. All I know...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Drop em likes it's hot? Many of my sites tanked, just concentrate on a few?

Good points. I guess I could experiment with one site to start. I have no way of removing all the unnatural links associated with my old domains, anyway. Thanks for thoughts!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Drop em likes it's hot? Many of my sites tanked, just concentrate on a few?

Hi Fraser,

In regard to this statement, is this safe to do? I know that content gets duplicated all the time online, but could Google "know" that the content came from a penalized site?

And if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Opening a second Adsense account? Hear me out...

I had inquired at the post office about renting a P.O. Box, but now I understand that Adsense doesn't accept P.O. Boxes - so I'm now referring to using a mail forwarding/receiving service, with a non...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 54,788
Posted By bummed.out
Re: I make a full time adsense income without ranking keywords

Yep, I know the feeling. Even at a valuation of a year's income (and it looks like they're going for a lot more), I could've gotten, potentially, 15 or 20K for mine, had I jumped and sold them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Opening a second Adsense account? Hear me out...

Clear answers. Yay! ;)

Sounds like it shouldn't be a problem to do these things. Thanks for clarifying the P.O. Box issue - I had considered using one 'til yesterday, but am glad now that I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Opening a second Adsense account? Hear me out...

People - my account is not banned. All I'm trying to figure out is the best way to create a second account, in a manner that would not associate it with the first account in case something were to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Opening a second Adsense account? Hear me out...

*Wednesday Morning Bump*

Still hoping for some answers...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Opening a second Adsense account? Hear me out...

Heya nest, thanks! It was your posts that got me rethinking and encouraged about making sites that way. Best of luck with your site(s), too.

TheProgrammer, thanks for taking the time to reply -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By bummed.out
Opening a second Adsense account? Hear me out...

From this point on, I'm creating much larger (100+ page) sites, longtail KWs, non-EMD, no backlink building, etc. Trying to do it in a more "legit" way.

All my previous sites (slapped by a bunch...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Odd Adsense question: Putting Adsense on a dropped domain that used to have Adsense on it?

Hi there,

That's an interesting idea I hadn't thought of. Thanks! Does anyone have anything to add to that, or other thoughts?

Cheers
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Odd Adsense question: Putting Adsense on a dropped domain that used to have Adsense on it?

*Bump* - thread was pushed back in the Monday rush, lol. Anyone?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By bummed.out
Odd Adsense question: Putting Adsense on a dropped domain that used to have Adsense on it?

This is a bit of a strange one. Recently I purchased a .com domain that happens to have the main keyword of the niche I'm targeting in it (though I didn't buy it just because it's an EMD - I don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,577
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Blogger Threatened with Jail!!

As someone who prefers the health niche, I'm quite disappointed by the actions being proposed or taken against this individual. As if conventional medical advice from "authorities" hasn't caused...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,870
Posted By bummed.out
Re: STRAP IN- the Next Panda update is a few days away and targets webspam and spinning.

Forget waiting a few days. The rest of my sites that survived the previous Panda attacks have dropped to where search engine traffic probably won't find them. This has nothing to do with quality...
Forum: Social Media 8th April 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,540
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Pinterest users: How do you get "Pins" onto the main categories ("Everything") page?

Well, I'm definitely assigning images correctly to my boards, which are also named with appropriate keywords in the titles. I guess maybe what I'm missing is followers - only several to speak of so...
Forum: Social Media 7th April 2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,540
Posted By bummed.out
Pinterest users: How do you get "Pins" onto the main categories ("Everything") page?

I've started dabbling in Pinterest, posting a mix of updates from a health blog and some photography - but though my boards are categorized - for example, "Fitness" - I only see my Pins appear on the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th April 2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Email Traffic to site with Adsense on it...still unclear about this...?

Hi there,

The Feedburner thing sounds interesting; I'd have no idea how to go about that, since this is really the first time I've even taken the time to look at what Feedburner even is...but I'm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th April 2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By bummed.out
Email Traffic to site with Adsense on it...still unclear about this...?

Hi all,

I still can't find a clear answer about this subject.

I'm building a high quality news-type site in the general health niche. Good quality content from a variety of authority sources...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th January 2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Replacing my Adsense ID so I can flip my site?

Thanks for your ideas, guys - and the reassurance, too!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th January 2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bummed.out
Replacing my Adsense ID so I can flip my site?

I've got an Adsense site I want to put up on Flippa. It looks better with the Adsense ads showing, but I don't want to risk putting it up with Ads that could get clickbombed by people who see it for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Too many crappy links to my site...Should I start over on a new domain?

Exactly! That much cash/month from a new site is nothing to sneeze at. Multiply the efforts which have worked and reap the rewards.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Ever have a rediculous single CPC?

Over 16 dollars for a single click. Once. Oh, for days of clicks like those...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,354
Posted By bummed.out
Re: No One Else Sees a MAJOR Problem in October Finalized Earnings?

Though my Oct. earnings are lower than the levels I was reaching in previous months (Thanks, Panda!), there is very little discrepancy between estimated and finalized earnings - less than 1 dollar.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 42,430
Posted By bummed.out
Re: are you affected by Google Panda update Oct 13 2011

This morning, I was sh*t upon by Google again. My one site that "survived" the Oct. Panda update dropped from spot 2 to spot 6. Result? Almost no traffic. Total day's revenue thus far: Less than 3...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Malware On My Site - Google Attack Page Warning

This happened to me a while back, too, on a number of my WordPress sites. I use HostGator, and though it took them a few tries (ie, the problem went away and came back again), they took care of it. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,744
Posted By bummed.out
Re: .COM VS .ORG

For SEO, I've had varied results with .com, .net, .org and .info. In my experience, there's no real advantage in the eyes of a search engine. I think it really comes down to what you think looks...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 42,430
Posted By bummed.out
Re: are you affected by Google Panda update Oct 13 2011

One site bounced back to where it was, thank goodness! The others are still at the lower positions.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Using PPC to drive traffic to paid newsletter squeeze page?

Bumping this up - does anyone have any advice?

Cheers
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By bummed.out
Using PPC to drive traffic to paid newsletter squeeze page?

Since the latest Panda update, I'm not only looking at getting my current and new sites back up and up in the rankings, but exploring other sources of income.

I'm looking at creating squeeze pages...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By bummed.out
DELETED (Moving it to the right forum)

Please disregard this message, I'm posting it in the appropriate forum. Sorry about that.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 42,430
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Anybody noticed Changes in Google SERP

No change over here, yet. All site's rankings are still down. Sigh. Revenue is about a tenth of what it would normally be. If this is temporary, how long, typically, do such shifts last before...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 42,430
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Anybody noticed Changes in Google SERP

Yes, all my sites have dropped in ranking; it's unfortunate, some were number 1, 2 and 3 for their main keyword. Seems I'm not the only one, if that's any consolation.

My hope is that this is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Using someone else's list to direct visitors to Adsense site?

Hey there,

Thanks for your input. It sounds safe to me, too.

Can anyone who has tried this give your thoughts - or anyone who's got some more ideas about this?

Cheers
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By bummed.out
Using someone else's list to direct visitors to Adsense site?

Hi all,

I've found a site which has a huge list of double-opt in confirmed subscribers. They send out regular newsletters and their target audience is in the same niche as some of my sites with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Google Adsense Playing up?

I've seen delays a number of times in Adsense reporting; my reporting stats were stuck for a good part of the morning, until the CTR and revenue caught up with the number of page views.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,009
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Is SEO harder for a .info?

I am outranking .coms with .nets and .orgs. I am outranking .com, .net and .org with .info. From experience, I will say that the TLD does not matter in the eyes of a search engine.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Adsense was disabled on one site: How else can I safely monetize it?

I've not yet explored other contextual networks; I love Adsense and intend to stick with it; it'd just be a shame to let this domain go to waste since it has okay traffic and rankings. Thanks for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By bummed.out
Adsense was disabled on one site: How else can I safely monetize it?

Hi all,

Well, I got an "Ad Serving Disabled On One Of Your Sites" email recently; just one site, fortunately.

The reasons cited were that the site was "adult" or had "sexual health" content. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Approaching Labor Day: How's Your Adsense Doing?

Cheers, I'd been wondering if it was just me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Adsense - Test with Text/Image Ad Mix - My CPC Soared When I Did!

On the note of image-based ads (did I ask this somewhere before? Sorry if I did...), does anyone have thoughts about running them on non-product specific sites?

For example, I publish...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By bummed.out
Approaching Labor Day: How's Your Adsense Doing?

Hi all,

Just wanted to check in with you and see how your Adsense revenue is doing as the Labor Day weekend approaches in the US and Canada.

Personally? CTR is lower than usual for me right...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Is Click Bump Engine Any Good

Two words: Heck. Yes.

Go get it!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th August 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Are Adsense Sites Still Effective?

I agree. These are the foundations of a good site, monetized with Adsense and its likely success. I also feel that good content is important; you want to offer something useful to your visitors,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th August 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bummed.out
Re: So, are ready-made Adsense sites still selling on Flippa?

Hey guys,

Thanks for your thoughts. I agree, I too would want to buy an established site, even if it only had a month's revenue and was ranking well. I suppose I'll have to build up my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th August 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bummed.out
Re: So, are ready-made Adsense sites still selling on Flippa?

Hey guys,

Thank you for your thoughts. I've got a pretty good formula that works, on the whole, well for me, for building sites. Maybe I'll also try my hand at making some up for sale.

As...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th August 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bummed.out
So, are ready-made Adsense sites still selling on Flippa?

Hey guys,

I think I've gotten to the point where I can sufficiently research and create targeted sites with good, relevant content that deliver good Adsense ads. I know that it takes some time to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th August 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,872
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Finally, I Broke the $100 Threshold for Adsense in a Month...Heck Yeah !!!!

Way to go! I remember when I first passed the payment threshold. Keep setting improved goals. When you find what works, don't entirely disregard new ideas, but also remember to stick with what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th July 2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Spammy domains, maybe the EMD killer

For what it's worth, I have seen legitimate companies using EMDs that would be oft-queried terms. For example, I was looking for fiber optic cables the other day. I found a site that had the words...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By bummed.out
Re: AdSense CTR went down?!

If it's any help, my CTR has been under average by a couple of points today; though yesterday finished off quite nicely, even though until late in the day it looked pretty poor. It's summertime, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Blocking "$75 Free Advertising" Adwords ad from my Adsense: "Okay" with Google?

Good points from both of the last two respondents. The sites I've blocked (most of them) came from a bulk list, and had domains such as (just going by memory here, don't quote me)...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By bummed.out
Re: One of my best sites and suddenly no clicks?

Just had to pop in to my own thread and say...

This site's CTR is still very low! It's like it dropped overnight; I've tried more ad units, less ad units, interest based ads on and off, changing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,054
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Is WordPress on Godaddy Worth It?

FWIW, I tried hosting on GoDaddy before. I will no longer use them as a registrar, or a host. I like NameCheap for registering (much less cluttered interface and doesn't prompt for all these extra...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By bummed.out
Re: Blocking "$75 Free Advertising" Adwords ad from my Adsense: "Okay" with Google?

Hey guys, thanks for your answers.

I have two ad blocks on top of one another on this site; I may try removing one and see how that goes.

The content is quite good, I think, and the ads that do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By bummed.out
Blocking "$75 Free Advertising" Adwords ad from my Adsense: "Okay" with Google?

Hi guys,

I posted a recent thread about how one of my historically best performing sites (always has visitors, always has clicks) has, for this weekend, had a much, much lower than average CTR,...
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