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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,205
Posted By TimP
Re: How do you protect your blog from hackers?

One thing to keep in mind with site security is it is not a one-time process or event. What is secure today could be hacked by a new discovery tomorrow. In the last week alone, there were over 200...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,264
Posted By TimP
Re: MAC Users - Basic Web Design Program, Frontpage Alternative?

I have to say that rapidweaver also works very well for me. The problem with rapidweaver is the built-in templates are somewhat limited. To really make the program useful, you should buy some of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By TimP
Re: Where do you find good offline salespeople?

Thanks for the responses.

I would prefer not to use the local paper, as I don't want to provide competition for the local people I am already working with.

I haven't used craigslist before, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By TimP
Where do you find good offline salespeople?

I am looking to expand my business, and I wanted to get some tips from fellow warrior forum members about find salespeople.

My service is mainly geared towards small to medium size financial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By TimP
Re: Been hacked yet?

Thanks. I have been in the internet security field for 12 years now.

Yes, the software I am referring to is the software I use for my business. I have learned that because new vulnerabilities...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By TimP
Re: Been hacked yet?

There are two major vulnerabilities that have been actively exploited in the past few weeks. As mentioned above, the wordpress vulnerability has been made in to a worm that has infected over 150,000...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By TimP
WordPress users - check your site

There is a new worm going around that exploits a vulnerability discovered last month in WordPress. You can read more about it here (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-340003.html).

Because the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,614
Posted By TimP
Re: My sites were hacked last week (This may help if it happens to you)

There have been about 130,000 sites hacked (http://www.scmagazineuk.com/Thousands-of-websites-hit-by-SQL-injections-as-a-Trojan-cocktail-is-downloaded-to-unsuspecting-visitors/article/147298/) in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By TimP
Re: How to increase converison overnight...

I can definitely say that security and privacy seals can increase your conversion rates. For almost every web based business the increase in sales should pay for the seal service many times over.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By TimP
Re: What kind of link do you put in your press release?

Thanks for all the advice, and the comments about the site.

I have set the press release to go out tonight, with a link to the opt-in page. You are right that I would rather have my service in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By TimP
What kind of link do you put in your press release?

I am preparing to send out my first Press Release, and I have a question for those more experienced in using Press Releases.

What kind of page should I link to from the press release?

Below...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By TimP
Re: How do you recruit good affiliates?

I have now had two "professional" affiliate managers. The first one never recruited a single affiliate and wouldn't ever return my calls (he did call when he wanted me to pay him, that was very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By TimP
How do you recruit good affiliates?

Does anyone have any advice on how to recruit good affiliates?

I have set up my program on shareasale, and so far have 95 affiliates. Those 95 affiliates are sending me a total of less than 5...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By TimP
Is Your WebSite Safe?

I am preparing to launch my new service that specializes in website security and privacy testing (similar to hackersafe, but geared towards small and medium businesses). I am looking to add some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By TimP
Looking for Beta Testers - get a free 3 month subscription

I am looking for 5 warriors to test out my new service, and provide feedback and testimonials. My service is testing web sites daily for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By TimP
Re: Google XML Sitemap Generator

What software are you using to create and maintain your site?

I have had much better luck with a sitemap generator plugin for my software than I have had with any online services.

The other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By TimP
Re: Adwords problem

I have had that problem in the past, and sometimes I had to temporarily increase my bid, even though google showed that I was active.

It seemed like once my ads started showing (and I had a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By TimP
Re: 2 Conversion Questions

I have the same question, but I want to add a different spin on the question.

Does the conversion rate change for various traffic sources? In other words, does your squeeze page get better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By TimP
Hosting downtime problems solved

I finally solved my hosting problems, and I am posting so that hopefully I can help someone else save some time and headache if they have the same problem.

I knew that if my web host went down,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By TimP
Re: Quick Help Needed Fast For PayPal Payment Buttons!!

On my paypal screen, I have to go to " Customize advanced features (optional)" and then check the box next to "Take customer to a specific page (URL) after successful checkout:", and then of course...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By TimP
Re: Hosting downtime - lost sales

So what kind of downtime have others found on their sites? And more importantly, what have you done about it?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By TimP
Hosting downtime - lost sales

Does anyone else here have a method to track downtime on your hosting provider?

I was curious so I installed a demo of a downtime tracking program (it was so great I later purchased it - Simon...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By TimP
Re: Working from the Beach

Believe it or not, there is not a starbucks within 50 miles of the cabin (confirmed on the starbucks site).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By TimP
Re: Working from the Beach

It seems the cellular industry here in the US is behind everything except for fees.

Part of my problem is that one of my favorite places to go (besides a beach) is to a cabin near Yellowstone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By TimP
Working from the Beach

Everyone seems to say that working from the beach is the ultimate measure of the perfect business. Well, I can run my business anywhere that I have an internet connection, but the connection part is...
Forum: Website Design 15th February 2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By TimP
Re: Free Sales Page/Squeeze Page Graphics

How about non IM sites? My wife has an e-commerce site that needs some graphics/logo/etc.

Let me know if this type of site is an option.
Forum: Website Design 5th February 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By TimP
Re: Need feedback on a new site

Thanks for all the advice.

Hopefully I can find some graphics that are appropriate for the content and the audience.
Forum: Website Design 4th February 2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By TimP
Re: Need feedback on a new site

I still don't have a logo, that is a task for another day, but I have changed the menu structure. Check it out now, and let me know if it looks any better.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By TimP
Re: Affiliate Management Programs

Doesn't anyone have experience with an affiliate management company?
Forum: Website Design 3rd February 2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By TimP
Re: Need feedback on a new site

Thanks a lot for the feedback. Unfortunately, the site can't justify a professional design, but I will look in to see what I can do with a different theme.

We haven't had to ship to Canada, but...
Forum: Website Design 3rd February 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,940
Posted By TimP
Re: Good Mac graphics package without forking out for Photoshop?

I am not a graphics person, so I don't know how good this will be, but check out gimp. I have only lightly used it, but they claim it is a free alternative to photoshop.

As far as the web design...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 811
Posted By TimP
Re: I Need a New Computer -- Recommendations?

From my experience with windows, you don't want to RESTORE the whole system. If you make an exact copy of your system and then erase and restore your benefits will be marginal at best.

What will...
Forum: Website Design 3rd February 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By TimP
Need feedback on a new site

My wife has an e-commerce web site that wasn't doing very well. It was an oscommerce based site that was technically great doing all the things we needed, such as inventory, reports, etc, but it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By TimP
Re: Need 15 Reviewers for short report

I really liked your stories, and they have some great messages. You really make a good point in each story. I appreciate some of them even more, as I am building my own business.

The one thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 811
Posted By TimP
Re: I Need a New Computer -- Recommendations?

I can second the advice on VMWare Fusion. I have it, and I am running three different operating systems on it (Windows, Linux, Solaris). This is really great for testing out my web pages as they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By TimP
Affiliate Management Programs

I am looking in to affiliate management programs for my soon to be launched business. My business is more of a consulting type business, rather than a information product. Because of this I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By TimP
Re: What is the average price for copywriting.....

I am using Ray Edwards, or raydal here on the forum. He has been great to work with.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By TimP
Re: Need 15 Reviewers for short report

Nando,

Thanks for sending your report. Would you like some comments here or via PM?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,089
Posted By TimP
Re: I never realized how much more Aweber was vs GetResponse

This has been a great thread for me because I have to chose one of these services within the next two weeks.

From what I have read, it seems like many people are saying that the services are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By TimP
Re: What is the average price for copywriting.....

I can agree that good copy will cost around $5000. I found when I was shopping for a copywriter that they spend most of their time in researching what they are writing. Because the research time is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By TimP
Re: Need 15 Reviewers for short report

Nando,

I would love to read it.

Thanks

Tim
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By TimP
Re: 15 Reviewers Needed For A Report On Product Pricing

If you are still looking for people, I would love to review your report. I am preparing to launch a service soon, and I would like to see how this could apply to my launch.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 811
Posted By TimP
Re: I Need a New Computer -- Recommendations?

I am using a mac, and I can't say enough good things about it. It may be more expensive, but I cannot recommend a windows system to anyone after using the mac. It is not perfect (nothing is), but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By TimP
Re: Recurring billing question

I have only worked with paypal from the "consumer" side, and very rarely selling on Ebay. My experiences with them haven't been very good. It seems like any time I would send them an e-mail I would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By TimP
Recurring billing question

I am looking for anyone that has experience with recurring billing systems.

I will be starting my business in the next few weeks, and I will be offering various service levels ranging from $20 to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 899
Posted By TimP
Re: My Website Got Hacked. But I Got It Back.

It is like looking for a needle in a haystack. I have done hundreds of web site tests, and a fully automated test on a medium size web site can take 20+ hours to run. It is not possible to manually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 899
Posted By TimP
Re: My Website Got Hacked. But I Got It Back.

I have several certifications in computer security, and I wanted to mention a couple of things to keep in mind regarding web site defacements:

The majority of web site defacements have nothing to...
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