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Forum: Email Marketing 11th February 2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 943
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Are a lot of email marketers hypocrites, or just flat out liars?

I've never been big on blind copy myself. I always prefer to go the "exactly what it says on the tin" route with my pages and offers.
Forum: Email Marketing 11th February 2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What email platform can I upload and old but large email list to?

The first thing you'd need to do is clean it. Remove spam traps and dead emails. As if too many of them hit you'll get banned instantly, or it'll massively impact your deliverability.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Is Amazon S3 Reasonably Priced for Hosting a Video Course?

I find it extremely cheap. Last monthly bill was something like $1.22 I think and I host all of my software files that customers download after purchasing. Plus more.

I used to host all of my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 618
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Answer posting is one of the way of SEO

Answering questions on sites such as Quora is great for these TWO reasons...

1) They drive direct traffic, If you provide a valuable, in-depth answer to a question you can add a link and offer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,153
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: SEO - Still Worth it?

If you have a good position in Google for your keywords and don;t get much traffic from those keywords / rankings then it just means those keywords don't get many searches.

The truth is, keyword...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th February 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Guys, please how can I create a lucrative email list for my product.

Product launches aside, you need to get your lead magnet / free offer in front of the right audience and there are many ways to do that.

Here's some ideas...

1) Create short 5-10 minute...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th February 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: does making keywords bold have any effect?

Only bold keywords if you want to emphasize a specific word. Don;t over do it for the sake of it.

It's less about keywords these days, and more about semantics and related keywords. Google is...
Forum: Beginners Area 4th February 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What landing page platform to use?

I use Convertri for all of my sales pages, squeeze pages etc. A solid SaaS platform with a great team behind it, and even 4 years on they're constantly updating and improving it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 11,379
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
RE: Affiliate Marketing is dead

The internet is bigger than ever. Affiliate marketing is not dead. You just have to move with the times, adapt, and be better than the next guy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,515
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
RE: 10$ a day is it possible ?

That's your problem right there...

"I have tried a lot of ways but I keep failing!"

Stop jumping from one method to another. Choose one viable one and stick with it until you have exhausted it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,731
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

Ideas are NOTHING, execution is EVERYTHING.

Taking action is what will get you results. Everyone can have good ideas, but if you don't act on them they are worth ZERO.

Procrastination is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Does Amazon Affiliate Really Makes Money for Game Sites?

Not sure about Amazon with gaming sites but I found good old Adsense to perform well for me on a gaming site I was experimenting with.

Made over $15,000 since around March with that one site (I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 817
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What's an ideal length for a video ad?

I would say 60 seconds. Grab their attention, hook them in and then get that click. Then let your sales / landing page do the converting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What Keyword Research Tool helps you the most?

Video Keyword Spy is hands down the best.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 965
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: How Big is Affilliate Marketing?

Yes, as a whole affiliate marketing is massive. It's just a source of traffic... that people pay for upon obtaining a sale... rather than paying for the traffic upfront.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,478
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Is it possible to start up in IM without spending anything at all?

Here's my answer....

Would you start up a business in 'the real world' with ZERO budget?

Trying to start online without spending ANYTHING is the wrong way of approaching it. It's the wrong...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,457
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What is the most important step of SEO?

People saying GREAT CONTENT... well, that's a given.

If I had to emphasize one element I'd say the 'title'. Getting your title wrong compared to getting your title right can make a MASSIVE...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 668
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Arrow Re: How to know which kw's are easy or hard to rank for?

I developed a software tool recently for EXACTLY this called Video Keyword Spy. VideoKeywordSpy.com

However, it is purely from a video point of view (ranking videos on page 1 of Google). Not for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Is it even worth it to bother with Google?

It depends what you are wanting to rank. If you are just wanting to rank on Google's first page and it isn't a specific page that you're wanting to rank then consider focusing on ranking Youtube...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Is it even worth it to bother with Google?

It depends what you are wanting to rank. If you are just wanting to rank on Google's first page and it isn't a specific page that you're wanting to rank then consider focusing on ranking Youtube...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: JVzoo Funnel Creation Problem

Providing the products have been selected for the funnel affiliates will be approved for the whole funnel automatically.

If you add products or change the funnel after affiliates have requested...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Bigger sites vs niche

As the site would all be about sports it is fine. In fact it could work out well providing the content is good and engaging.

You can build a good silo structure with these sub-topics. One...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: PLease Help!!! Advice needed

Hi Craig,

The concept is quite simple really. You need to provide value from the start and build authority with "providing more content".

When you make them an offer it is best to tie it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,084
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: My Alexa rank is going down, Any Suggestions

The Alexa Rank can be way off. I have websites that get hardly any traffic but have a rank well under the 100k mark. It's not something to worry about. If you are looking to get a better Alexa...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: How's this optin box

As already mentioned above, it might be better removing the "Name" field and just having the email field. You want to make it as quick and easy as you possibly can for your visitor.

Maybe add...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,439
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: The question is . How to promote my squeeze page ?!

Joey pointed out a few good ones above.

The answer is "anywhere" that is active and gets traffic. Whether it is forums, guest blogging on active blogs, article syndication, Youtube etc it doesn;t...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,168
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: To Spin or Not to Spin Articles?

The internet these days particularly since this last years Google updates is all about quality.

Poorly spun content basically produces bad grammar. That is what Google identifies and doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,400
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: How many words is a short report?

The best way to approach this is to mindmap your report and outline exactly what needs to be included in the report.

Write down your headings and sub headings and then write each section under...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,818
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: How many posts per month do you blog?

I don't go by a specific number and if you aren't thinking in terms of "SEO" as you stated then you shouldn't do either.

I publish blog posts as and when I have something to share... usually for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 982
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Just made my first $ online!! :D

Congratulations! It's a great feeling when you start generating money online, no matter how small.

It's important to make changes and scale. Too many people get caught in a loop and don;t break...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,606
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: How to build authority site?

The only way to build an authority site (within your niche) is to build a "top notch" content rich site that stay active, has a ton of high quality content, is easily navigated and is maybe...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,205
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: The best keyword density after Google Penguin update

Don't think of it as keyword density for just one keyword. Find out all the relevant words used in top rankings content for that keyword and then identify the ideal density for each one.

Finding...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Increase Ranking

Check for fake PR.

As for increasing your rankings... Create great content, encourage social sharing and activity. Participate in guest blogging on "active", relevant blogs that actually gets...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th April 2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,266
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Arrow Re: LoveClaw - am I missing it?

Yes, it's like anything though. Not everyone does the same thing or works in the same way. You will always get a percentage though. Features and add-ons such as Facebook Likes and Google+1's will...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th April 2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,266
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: LoveClaw - am I missing it?

The LoveClaw plugin is an awesome tool because unlike the Facebook LIKE button a user doesn't have to be in the "mindset" of liking content in order to click and share. They can have other opinions...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,012
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: blog commenting good or bad seo?

Exactly. The emphasis here isn't just on SEO but traffic in general. The web is connected and sometimes people focus too much on search engine traffic when in fact there are lots of methods and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,012
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: blog commenting good or bad seo?

People are quick to pigeon hole things such as "blog commenting". As already mentioned above, it completely depends on how you go about leaving comments.

Finding quality, relevant, "moderated"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Is my old domain really worth$4500

A domain is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. A domain like the one would really only ever be worth something if it had...

A) Consistant organic traffic.
B) Authority and age....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Best Natural SEO Technique? Perhaps manual related-site blog comments

Guest blogging is quite good for relevant blogs and sites. This build authority and if you can also "claim" Google Authorship for those posts then all the better.

Remeber that it isn't all about...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Google Disavow - Need Some Advice

Shipwrecked... if you send me a pm I'll hook you up with a software tool that will speed this process up for you. You should get some good benefits with it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: QUICK METHOD: FAST Backlinks in Your Niche!

Yes, one good way of getting these types of links. They're still good to have as it offers diversity to your overall link profile.

The key issue here though as Andy correctly pointed out is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Google Disavow - Need Some Advice

What are you using to identify the bad / low quality links?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,025
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Blog Commenting Software

Agreed. Mass automated blog commenting isn't good for your rankings (or anything else). However, quality manual blog commenting on relevant blogs is good for your overall link profile. Even some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Are all marketing softwares a scam?

No such thing as push button, money making software. Software are just "tools" to help with individual tasks. The second you stop believing in this and understand that IM takes work like a real...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Google is giving Big Brands nearly ALL page 1 slots

How many results have you set it to return? If it's 100 it was often return lots of results from the top few sites. It's it's 10 then it will return varied results including "other" domains.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd August 2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,781
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Effect of blog commenting

As above, spamming lots of blogs with irrelevant or none valuable comments that do not contribute to the post offers no value at all. Whilst commenting on quality blogs and actually adding value to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd August 2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Traffic Increased 3x After PR Update

Interesting. With Google, no one knows. Best just to keep checking your rankings periodically and just keep doing what you are doing. Others might be experiencing the same and may post in here...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,070
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Tools for SEO

For certain tasks you can get free tools. Put together a list, note there features, then decide. First though you need to ensure your SEO strategy is good, specifically post Penguin.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: about fiver gigs backlinks ?

Forget low quality link blasts. At the end of the day you get what you pay for, although there are some good Fiverr gigs. Just not with link building.

Focus on quality backlinks and the anchor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Which is best for list, free or paid product

It is possible to build a list using free products to attract subscribers. There is no rule that everyone who opts in for a free product will not buy a product. However, if you build a list of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,976
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: What Makes You Lose Focus?

I always find I make much more progress when I'm not tired. If I've had a few late nights I find it hard to delve into my current project and get much done. I always try and get a good nights sleep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Is there a payment solution software like CB for your own site?

You mean something like the $7 script? A self hosted affiliate / delivery script?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,121
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Does a 100-page Ebook too long?

Don't worry about the word count or number of pages. Providing it contains well structured quality content and doesn't contain fluff then you will be fine. If it is a large ebook then categorise your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Question about article marketing.

Alexa's right. You're probably better off setting up a nice squeeze page where you offer something of value in exchange for them opting into your mailing list.

You can then promote this free gift...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,465
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Honestly How much do you make per month

The answer varies DRASTICALLY. You will get those that try for months and even years and still make ZERO. Whilst on the flip side of that you will get people who make serious numbers.

Although...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,462
Posted By AndyBlackSEO
Re: Good link building never dies

At the end of the day, good quality links on reputable, moderated sites along with good quality, informative content will always win through. You will certainly never go wrong by sticking with those...
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