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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How can I write articles quickly?

Use the bare bones template, add more paragraphs if needed.

Title (exploit this)

Description (META description)

Keywords (META keywords)

Body (the article itself)
Introduction (what the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 789
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How many (Quality) Articles Can You Do?

2,500 words a day is a good, achievable goal for writing quality content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: 132 year old book reveals how to make money online!

Thanks for sharing this, it gave me a smile over my morning coffee.

Number 19 made me smile the most. How many people post here asking for advice, tips and help, and expect others to give away...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How Do I Hire 5 Bloggers?

Fixed that for you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How Do I Hire 5 Bloggers?

You say you don't want to use non-native writers, but you are only willing to pay non-native writer rates. And where did you come up with the idea that a person can write 5 quality blog posts in an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Finally!!! - Good Riddance Google.

They said the same about Microsoft.

Giants don't die easy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Best day for the hot topic?

I've been studying my analytics this week, and I have come up with a question.

If you have one killer topic to blog about in a week, and several other topics, which is the best day to roll out the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Basic HTML Editor Recommendations?

Just wanted to say thanks.

NVU was just the ticket in the end, and I managed to achieve what I was hoping to do.

Cheers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Basic HTML Editor Recommendations?

I'll take a look Will, cheers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Basic HTML Editor Recommendations?

Yes, I could code the HTML manually, but I would prefer something WYSYWIG. But always good to plug Notepad++ it's a great app!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Basic HTML Editor Recommendations?

Hi folks,

I'm looking for a very basic HTML editor, to design mail layouts. It doesn't need to do anything fancy, just allow me to design a basic HTML page.

I've searched around a little, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: What do you look for from article / content writers?

OK this could be fun, let me flip things around and look at the situation from the clients perspective.

What would I look for in a content writer if I wanted to employ one?

OK let's take the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Freelancers - Poll

With a little imagination, and by using publicly available free tools, you can have hundreds of job opportunities delivered to your inbox every day. I am not talking about jobs from freelancing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 726
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: "What would you do if you didn't have to focus on making money?"

I would spend much more time teaching my young Son how to speak English, as growing up in an environment where nobody else speaks English makes it tough for him to learn.

I would do a lot more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 998
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Are you really reading sales pages?

If I can be totally honest, the moment my browser opens to any type of sales page I lose interest and click away. I just associated them too strongly with junk/scams. If you want to sell me something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,043
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: You must be a superstar professional writer BUT I can only pay you $2 per article - say WHAT?

Perfect appraisal J, and the reason I don't run a WSO or offer my services to warriors directly. I just don't need the headache of dealing with prospective clients who don't have the money to pay.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How much to pay for articles

I think I actually bid on that project :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Skies are falling! Google releases disavow links tool! Finally talks about "Negative SEO"

We live in interesting times, I think within 12 months the arena will have changed entirely. I have plenty of friends and clients who are "SEO specialists", and they are all in denial at the moment.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Anyone else have a problem with Hostgator yesterday?

One of my sites on my hosting account started displaying some weird social sharing toolbar at the bottom of the browser window.

The toolbar was by Attracta, and I could not work out where the hell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: hootesuite, is there anything better ??

No LinkedIn with Tweetdeck Jim, they removed it ages ago for some reason. A shame as I really liked Tweetdeck.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: hootesuite, is there anything better ??

That's another problem I have with Hootsuite.

If I manually start a discussion with a link in a Linkedin group it gets a nice linkified title. When I post using Hootsuite it just adds a comment...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: This will make you laugh.

Ha! That's not a bad idea :)

The lucky thing was that the title stuck, and it was pretty clear there was info on an opportunity for writing about green/renewable energy inside, so that probably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: This will make you laugh.

Actually, to my total amazement, only one person has unsubscribed so far. I will have a better idea of what the effect has been when the U.S.A. wakes up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Top 5 freelancing website in my view. Have you any choice?

☻Freelancer.com - Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online (http://www.freelancer.com)

☻http://www.odesk.com

☻Microworkers - work & earn or offer a micro job (http://www.microworkers.com)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: hootesuite, is there anything better ??

I have been trying Hootsuite for a couple of days, and I have to say I don't really like it that much. A lot of my social networking interaction is through LinkedIn groups, and Hootsuite just doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: This will make you laugh.

Actually no, I'm using GWA Pro, been thinking of switching to a hosted list manager for a while though, now that its growing by about 15 members a day. I only really started this list by accident,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: This will make you laugh.

No idea yet, most of my list are still asleep at this time of day, I will know better tomorrow!

I don't think it will be too bad actually, most people on the list are pretty responsive, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: This will make you laugh.

Oh not many, its just a small list of people who I send writing opportunities too that I am not interested in pursuing. I did have plans to monetize it eventually though. Oh well, never mind, I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Mac Wheeler
This will make you laugh.

I just sent out my daily writing opportunities to my list.

However, somehow I didn't paste in the body of the mail properly, so all people received was a blank mail, with an unsubscribe link as...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th October 2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: 21 Lies Writers Tell Themselves

Ha! Love it!

Number 9 brings back some terrible memories for me!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: What are you working on Tonight Warriors?

Tonight: Finishing some travel related blog posts for a client, cooking Massaman Curry with pork, watching a couple of episodes of Walking Dead, sending out today's top writing opportunities to my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Free or cheap auto responder or similar system?

If you are using Wordpress, then this is a good free option:

WordPress › [GWA] AutoResponder « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autoresponder-gwa/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: It Looks Like Elance Has Really Gone Downhill In The Past Month Or So

Yes, I agree that it is still the best overall. I also get some surprising projects from freelancer.com from time to time. All of the writers looking for a decent rate left a long time ago, so now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: It Looks Like Elance Has Really Gone Downhill In The Past Month Or So

Elance has changed in the last few years for sure, but just ignore the bottom feeding clients and filter out jobs posted by buyers without a verified payment method and the good projects are still...
Forum: Social Media 14th October 2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Is it legit to sell facebook accounts with activated credit card information?

It's probably also illegal at Federal level. Let alone the Facebook TOS.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Blackhat or Whitehat?

I agree, it's looking like SEO is black hat full stop these days.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Please critize my article

Impossible to critique an article that is in English, but will be published in Spanish.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Please critize my article

If you are serious about presenting a professional appearance, then either hire a translator to take your Spanish articles and turn them in to English ones, or hire an editor to check and correct...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th October 2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,398
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Which is the best autoresponder/list host? (Official never-ending debate thread)

I use the pro version of GWA to manage the mailing list I send writing opportunities too. It does everything I need basically, and I am pleased with it so far. It can be a little complicated to set...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 760
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Who Works from Home and Who Works from an Office?

I have kind of the best of both worlds, I stay at home with my family at the weekend out in the village, and then Monday to Friday I have an office/apartment in the city, and I tend to stay there for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Best social networking dashboard?

I am really sick of browser apps, they are always sluggish and lacking features.

Also, think about this. Google Chrome with a single tab open accessing Gmail uses about 70mb of RAM for me. Outlook...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Best social networking dashboard?

OK thanks, just tried it out and it does look pretty cool.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Best social networking dashboard?

Thanks,

I can only see a browser app for Hootsuit, is there a downloadable desktop client version?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Best social networking dashboard?

Hi folks,

Can anyone recommend a good social networking dashboard which unifies Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter?

Features I would really like are:

Desktop client
Scheduling of tweets/posts...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th October 2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Who wants to have this? This might improve our productivity.

Now that's cool, gonna get me one of those! Never knew they existed. Thanks.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th October 2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Who wants to have this? This might improve our productivity.

I seriously would consider buying that.

I travel a lot, but I am also addicted to multiple monitors, I always find making the transition to using a single laptop screen uncomfortable when I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: FTC after Google

There is a subtle difference between the Microsoft case and Google though I think. Microsoft was effectively locking people in to its products. However, people have several choices instead of using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Branding questions - should I use the word "the"?

Quite often the key to branding a name is in its quirkiness, so in this instance I would leave off the "the", to make it just that little bit more interesting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: FTC after Google

Should be interesting, but I don't see much changing in the short to medium-term.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,832
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Converting a word 2003 document to a word 2007/2010 doc

So it can save as a .docx with the compatibility pack installed, I always thought it couldn't.

As long as the original poster isn't editing a document that has features not supported by the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,832
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Converting a word 2003 document to a word 2007/2010 doc

Word 2003, which the original poster is using, cannot open .docx files without installing the compatibility pack. However, even though it can then open a .docx file, it cannot then save it again as a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,832
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Converting a word 2003 document to a word 2007/2010 doc

It only lets you open .docx files, not save them I believe.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Should I have a comments section on my blog?

I recently redesigned my personal website, I switched it from a personal blog, to a site more focused on my work.

Part of this redevelopment was to switch over to Facebook comments. I have to say...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Site was #1, got hacked, all content lost ? When will google reindex ?

Have you checked here?

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine (http://archive.org/web/web.php)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,832
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Converting a word 2003 document to a word 2007/2010 doc

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, then go and download the consumer preview of Office 2013. Load your document in to Word 2013, then save it out as a .docx job done!
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