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Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By StingGB
Re: How to increase your blog traffic?

What has this to do with copywriting?

I won't comment on your writing, but your reading ability?

This is a COPYWRITING forum.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th June 2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By StingGB
Re: The Loss Of Valued Contributors to this Forum

Sad to read you feel you are no longer able to contribute Ewan.

I think the 7 post ESL's starting inappropriate threads here are being dealt with quite subtlety yet effectively by generally being...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By StingGB
Re: I have 20k visitors, but still can't collect email - why?

I think you might have an over complication issue here.

I don't know the opt-in brands you've been using, but I use Mailchimp as my email manager. Their opt-in templates are nice, but they...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By StingGB
Re: The 'and' connumdrum

Thanks Marcia.

There are many facets in sales letters that go against my sensibilities, but I leave them in because they work, they sell. I just wondered whether 'and' was another one.

I've...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By StingGB
The 'and' connumdrum

What is it with you copywriters replacing punctuation in copy with the word 'and' ? Why do you use 'and' so glaringly disproportionately in sales copy?

Bob Bly's obsessed with them, which is a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th May 2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,386
Posted By StingGB
Re: I preached it for the last 3 years, everyone said I was full of it. Here's proof.

[QUOTE=yukon;10688169]Yeah, they're all messed up, steering wheels on the wrong side, lol.]

Hey, steady on there. That's our language we gave you that you're using to criticise us.

As for your...
Forum: Copywriting 28th April 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,808
Posted By StingGB
Re: Simple easy method to get more clients than you can handle

I know Mark's method works, because I use it myself with my list with a slightly different product, still connected with writing.

But I've developed a way of improving it further...I can send out...
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,266
Posted By StingGB
Re: landing page critique pls

[QUOTE=JesseGilbert1;10651432]Pain and lack of creative ideas is the problem writers face.
Knowing what to write that will sell.
Brainstorm Pro is the magic pill that brings sunshine, rainbows, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By StingGB
Re: What do WordPress "Noobs" need to know?

Chances are, your target market will be 1st time website builders who have chosen WP as their platform, as I was all those years ago. So...

In one of your first videos you could demonstrate how...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th April 2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By StingGB
Re: How would you market a $9 cat toy?

Knowing cats, and I do. And in particular cat owners, this is a rare opportunity where I would advise giving the toy away (minus postage) free on a 30 day trail, to anyone who wants it.

Trust me,...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By StingGB
A slick trading pitch

I've never seen a pitch for a trading product, or any product for that matter, quite as slick as this one before.
...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By StingGB
Re: Adding sales copy into content

Listen to the bearded one. He's good at advertorials.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By StingGB
Re: book or course start from scratch

The first thing I'd advise you to do is read all the sticky's.

There is a mass of really useful free information and resources. That will help you get started, plus probably answer your question....
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By StingGB
Re: Should I Be A j-ERK In My Copy?

I think you should. Being a jerk is clearly what you are good at.
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By StingGB
Re: Can I get some feedback for my salesletter?

When you get to fifty cents on my dollar 'dude' drop me a line, then I'll take the lecture.
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By StingGB
Re: Can I get some feedback for my salesletter?

Ray,

He is specifically asking the reader a question, and as the reader, I consider him to be referring to me as 'dude'.

In any case, for surfing products possibly, but this?

Brian.
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By StingGB
Re: Can I get some feedback for my salesletter?

If I lived to be 100,000 years old I'd never buy anything from anyone who addressed me as 'dude'.
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By StingGB
Re: How To chose Amazon Affiliate High Conversion Niche

This site has loads of high ticket items, many of them for sale on Amazon. ThisIsWhyImBroke.com (http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/) (I'm not associated with this site).

The site clearly makes a...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By StingGB
Re: Plagiarism Issues?

Is it just me who is wondering whether anyone can write above 4th grade English around here anymore? This is supposed to be the copywriting forum.
Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By StingGB
Re: What do you end your sentences with?

I remember a great joke about this subject.

An American high school graduate gets top grades, and wins a place at Oxford University, UK.

His first day he's walking across the quad, and he sees...
Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By StingGB
Re: Interesting article on 'content' engagement...

It's interesting that 300 word articles are still the sweet spot for all demographics. Yet Google now calls that thin content, and penalizes sites with them, whilst also claiming to give consumers...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By StingGB
Re: Examples of Great Content

Sorry, but the syntax in that article is truly dreadful.

Almost reads as though it was produced by a high-grade article spinner.

Am I missing something here?
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By StingGB
Product price - visible at checkout or understated?

Hi,

I've just changed my product from what was an ebook into a mini-course.

It was selling OK as an ebook - a little over 3% at $37 from organic traffic.

I've written a new sales page and...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,545
Posted By StingGB
Re: Does This Sound Like You?

I live on a boat, which is like a shack but with the possibility of sinking.
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,550
Posted By StingGB
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

I wouldn't ask for that. Like everything else you have posted here, I doubt it would have any value.
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,550
Posted By StingGB
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,550
Posted By StingGB
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

John,

I don't believe for one minute you sold 5 WSO's at that price with that copy.

If you'd care to PM me firm evidence to the contrary I'll post a full retraction.

Let's find out finally...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,550
Posted By StingGB
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

John, your sig leads to a product you have for sale on WF. Apart from it being short-form, pretty much everything else in the copy contradicts your attitude on this thread.

Just three examples...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,550
Posted By StingGB
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

I think a certain someone is going to live to regret the stance they've taken throughout this thread.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By StingGB
Re: Why linkbuilding is not the Future of SEO

The big sites, yes. But not yours or mine or 99.999% of all sites that exist.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By StingGB
Re: Why linkbuilding is not the Future of SEO

What the guy says in the article is only half correct.

User experience is important. But people tend to forget Google is only an algorithm. No-one at Google is actually looking at sites. The only...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By StingGB
Re: Do You Ever Grow Tired of Having To Write For The LCD?

Interesting thread. Perspective in writing.

I've been critiquing everyone's response, technically rather then context.

Druthers incline me towards Jennifer..

Bri.
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By StingGB
Re: Honest and Objective Review of Sales Letter Please

I'm not a copywriter, and I'm sure you'll get the critique you are looking for here fairly soon but ...

You show a screenshot claiming multiple daily sales, yet you post here saying you can't get...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By StingGB
Re: Not strictly COPYWRITING but WOW - great piece of writing

For crying out loud Cam, will you please stop bitchin'!

In terms of article subject matter yes, it's SEO. But it's also a very useful illustration of superb storytelling, and therefore relevant...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By StingGB
Re: Not strictly COPYWRITING but WOW - great piece of writing

Thanks CN. That's a masterclass in storytelling. Bookmarked for future reference.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By StingGB
Re: Is it possible to get a ROI within a week of outsourcing?

It is clear from your post you have little or no clue what you are doing with your business, or even what you plan to do.

The one thing I can advise is the last thing you should be doing at this...
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By StingGB
Re: Looking For Wordpress Theme or Plugin

Hi bud.

It's not a wordpress site.

If you find something similar you want to emulate you can run it by this site free What WordPress Theme Is That? (http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/) and it'll...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By StingGB
Re: Google Faces Antitrust Lawsuit For Influencing How Users Shop

Suggested closing statement for Google lawyers to disgruntled businesses:

If you are not happy with our service send us a site de-list request and we’ll happily act upon it. You are free to take...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,613
Posted By StingGB
Re: What ONE word would You want people to say about You in your Eulogy at Funeral ?

Not one word but ..

There is a gravestone here in the UK with the inscription:

Here lies Clive who is no linger alive.
There is a great deal to be said, about being dead.

Always liked that....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,230
Posted By StingGB
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By StingGB
Re: Who is your Jimi Henrix of copywriting?

Following up from my original post:

John Carlton, Gary Halbert, Dan Kennedy.

Exceptional, and should never be dismissed.

But frankly, all bit last century?

My question was: Who is...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By StingGB
Re: Who is your Jimi Henrix of copywriting?

I was a bit pissed when I posted.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By StingGB
Who is your Jimi Henrix of copywriting?

You know when you read copy. And its about something you are not particularly interested in. But it's so brilliantly written you cannot stop reading?

Like the day Jimmi Hendrix walked on stage at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By StingGB
Re: EU to sue Google

Even though it makes me sick to even type this, in this instance I'm on Google's side.

Hearing businesses whine about unfair online shopping/Android dominance, and filing anti-trust lawsuits is...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,185
Posted By StingGB
Re: An S in a headline pulls 3x more sales

That's interesting Ewan, and definitely worth a punt. Split testing it on my sales page later.

Brian
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th April 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By StingGB
Re: Google Threatens Australia: Make Us Pay Tax and We’ll Make You Use Bing.

What! You didn't see Google's cartoon dancing banjo playing munchkins homepage on St.Patrick's day?

Everything else is sh*t about it I'll give you.

B.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,029
Posted By StingGB
Re: Everyone thinks you need money to make money. This guy started with no money at all.

There was something similar on UK TV many years ago where someone traded up from a £400 wreck to a brand new car over a dozen trades/weeks or so. I seem to remember a lot of pulling in favors from...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By StingGB
Re: Ultimately i started awesome opt in page

I think the new mods have been instructed to spread things around a bit.

There is a thread about copywrting on the main IM forum right now. With the word copywriting in the post title. 15 replies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 933
Posted By StingGB
Re: Here is a Tenner, Go make money....

Do what I did ten years ago here in the UK. Turn it into £100,000 +.

Take the £10 into a town containing a lot of charity shops. Buy up to ten carefully chosen second hand books, using your phone...
Forum: Copywriting 25th March 2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,955
Posted By StingGB
Re: Who are the top copywriters of today?

Just an update to say thanks to everyone for their contributions.

Haven't found what I'm looking for yet. But its taken me down some interesting avenues.

More please.

Brian.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,614
Posted By StingGB
Re: image copyright takedown issue (unauthorized image use)

Sorry, but I always makes me chuckle when I read threads like this from Americans sh*ting themselves over minor litigation issues.

Here in the UK we tend to take a far more philosophical view.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By StingGB
Re: Have I got myself a Huffington Post backlink?

You repeating EXACLY what I and the last poster have already said just to get your sig on view is also spam.

Go say nothing elsewhere buddy, the topic's closed here.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By StingGB
Re: Have I got myself a Huffington Post backlink?

Ha. Didn't notice that.

Ah well, onwards and upwards!

Thanks both.

Brian.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By StingGB
Have I got myself a Huffington Post backlink?

Yesterday, the following turned up in my Google Analytics, Acquisition, Channels page: editors.choice25406602.hulfingtonpost.com

And I'm getting a few referral visitors to my site through it.
...
Forum: Copywriting 25th March 2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,940
Posted By StingGB
Re: Ok...

Many of these pictured aren't free to use at all. A load of the infographics for instance are Shutterstock (and others) watermarked. Makes me wonder which others are also copyrighted.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,955
Posted By StingGB
Re: Who are the top copywriters of today?

I googled Clayton Nee for some titles of his Clickbank products but drew a blank. Any clues?

Regards, Brian.
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