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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,211
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: A Word About Article Spinning

I'm not against article spinning but the question is whether or not it is worthwhile these days. At one point it certainly was effective but as mentioned the warehouses of spun content are getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Amazon May Pull The Rug Out From Under Me

Why am I not surprised it is Georgia?

Well, because it is the most corrupt state. (http://savannahnow.com/news/2012-03-19/national-study-says-georgia-most-corruption-prone-state#.T3_QUfvUN20)
Forum: Programming 1st April 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: I've been hacked and have a problem

I wish that were entirely true.

At minimum, I recommend installing Login Lockdown. It will help prevent brute force dictionary hacks on your admin login page.WordPress › Login LockDown «...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By Eric Seiler
What is the verdict on .co?

Now that .co domain has had enough time to "settle", what is the final verdict? Do these domains pass muster for SEO purposes? Any success stories with a .co domain?

Or, it is .com still the way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Why I don't DO Social Media (well not too much anyway)

Twitter is a huge mistake, as a time investment, for a lot of businesses. That being said, there are a lot of people who use it effectively (head hunters, media websites, etc.) to increase business,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: The ideal phone for Internet Marketers?

It takes a lot more time to pick out a Droid phone. Some are, in fact, better equipped than the current generation of the iPhone, but also the manufacturing quality seems a step behind in many Droid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Local Search Help

No, there is no guarantee that signing up for all of these will rank you at the top, even locally, but it will likely help in ranking the website higher for local searches if you were to sign up for...
Forum: Website Design 30th March 2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: WP thesis theme- pain in the @$$

Themeforest and Woothemes are decent premium theme sources.

Free themes? I used to utilize those, but found that they really lagged behind quality premium themes in terms of features and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Help finiding this theme

Looking at the CSS will ALWAYS work for identifying a WordPress Theme, as that is where the theme is identified internally. Cool tool though. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Where can I find a freelance sales person from US?

That's not how selling books in the US works. You need to market your books to publishers. That is where MOST bookstores get their new books from.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: How To Oursource And Protect Your Idea At The Same Time?

Technically, not easy. The designer is likely to have access, at some point, to sensitive files. Making copies is easy.

Legally? If the person is in the United States, have them sign an NDA...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Pros and Cons of VPS hosted SEO tools?

Was it?:eek:


Okay, yeah...it was. :D

Thanks for the info. I think I'll need to try out one of these guys (well, except Bhtdownloads) when I have time. I've used both virtual desktops and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Pros and Cons of VPS hosted SEO tools?

Yes, it reads as a virtual desktop, not as a web host, which is fine for the intended purpose. So, you haven't noticed any lag issues, downtime, license issues with the software preinstalled or any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,075
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Is this legal?

No, not really. Facial recognition software has been around for years. Adding a blur is an easily automated task.

Also, Google has no qualms with blurring faces because that doesn't add a thing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Pros and Cons of VPS hosted SEO tools?

Thanks, your initial reaction was very much the same as mine. Some of those tools can be used for gray hat and white hat purposes however, so it certainly has me intrigued.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Eric Seiler
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By Eric Seiler
Pros and Cons of VPS hosted SEO tools?

After reading this thread:

http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-ppc-seo-discussion-forum/570379-what-best-vps-pre-installed-search-engine-optimization-tools.html

It came to mind to ask, what are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Never Make This Mistake... Ever

That doesn't mean that someone here sniped it (it could though). Whatever tools you are using to research these names is likely open to everyone else too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,210
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: If you lost it all tomorrow and had to start again what would you do?

Day 1: Drink heavily
Day 2: Recover from drinking heavily
Day 3: Come up with a plan
Day 4: Start executing on plan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: You "Need Help" With Your Thread Titles

I wonder if it makes sense to just create a 'members helping members' section or if that is just implied in all forums, so it won't be used.

The pleas for free help can be distracting from real IM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,075
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Is this legal?

I agree. Go see a lawyer. Make no attempt whatsoever to understand the law. Just pay someone to interpret it for you!

Or, maybe you can do both *gasp*. IMPOSSIBLE.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,659
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Are STUPID People The Best Marketers?

Yikes. There are a lot of people oversimplifying why people get decision paralysis.



Sometimes they don't trust their gut.
Sometimes they lack confidence.
Sometimes they honestly don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,659
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Are STUPID People The Best Marketers?

Irrational belief in oneself can be looked at as stupid, or as a key ingredient to success. Sometime people do over-think and get "paralysis through analysis" but generally speaking the more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,075
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Is this legal?

Disclaimer: Not an Internet lawyer :)

My understanding of the issue is that all people filmed in a public area (or from a public area) are fair game. Outside of that, my understanding of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,345
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: So how much does a Smartphone game/app cost?

There is very little money in Smartphone games for most developers. It is saturated with crappy games that don't make any money, and if you think you can develop great game for less than 10K, odds...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Automated SEO (backlinking)?

As well as add to the countless spam comments that blog owners have to deal with. I use Scrapebox for information gathering purposes so that I can target blogs with real comments (after actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Left my Offline Job

Congratulations, now you have a boring 5-9 job!

Okay, it isn't all boring, but it can be tedious at times. :p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Footers

A footer is where you stuff a lot of less relevant keywords. A header is where you stuff your most important keywords. The body section is where you store the other stuff. Mostly garbage (like this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Eric Seiler
Secure email hosts or services?

Does anyone have any recommendations regarding secure email hosts or services?

While the big free email providers are supposed to be relatively secure (Google, Hotmail, Yahoo), provided of course...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Local Search Help

Good list. I might add, if you are going to be going through this process yourself you might want buy a password tool such as Roboform.

This is also the kind of task that is easily outsourced. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Local Search Help

Signing up for local directories, Google places, etc. can help.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Where to Find High Quality Blog Writers?

I've had success with Guru in the past. They seem to have a higher degree of US writers there. I find that the best writers come from the market they are living in, but aren't normally the cheapest.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Advice for Photography Business

Don't let the competition scare you away. Being in a large market is a good thing even if there is competition. Sadly, if she's doing this to make rent and is expecting it make up the difference...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: NoUptime.com Hosting

I love their contact form.

"The letter 'S' is not allowed for technical reasons."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,850
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Chrome v Firefox - What's Your Take?

Google is tracking you in so many other ways it hardly matters if you use their browser or not.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: hiring seo company&using ppc-newbie

Google "Best SEO company" (or something similar) and see who pops up at the top of the rankings.

They probably know what they're doing ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: New Please Help Me!!

Heh. Don't worry about it - it is somewhat novel at least. What the heck is flickr.com supposed to be?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: New Please Help Me!!

Get an endorsement from Jeff Foxworthy? :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Difficult Problem, email to a protected web page

You mentioned plugins, so maybe you are talking about Wordpress. If so, this might be a helpful link:

Post to your blog using email « WordPress Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_by_Email)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,587
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: How Do You Sell A Service

The methods can change drastically based on the example. For example, link services for small businesses is a niche already saturated on the web, so going local (PPC, or even offline) might make...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: WWW or without www

No. Just make sure to stick with one or the other going forward, both for branding and backlinking purposes.

Personally, I like domains without "www".
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: How to Optimize a Dynamic Web site?

The most important worry (at least it would be for me) would be how to get around being penalized or delisted for duplicate content.

Are you autospinning the content, or just reposting whatever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,850
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Chrome v Firefox - What's Your Take?

It is this rapid release schedule they are on. The benefit is that they are rapidly implementing new features, the drawback is that they are also breaking a lot of stuff and it is hard for plugin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,850
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Chrome v Firefox - What's Your Take?

Or version 11. It will probably be version 12 by the end of today. At some point I am going to stop counting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Good Grief I Stink At Video Marketing

Or maybe it is that bad. :D

Get some opinions from people who are straight shooters. I do agree that many people are repulsed by there own voices but that tends to be a natural reaction.

Well,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,850
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Chrome v Firefox - What's Your Take?

Since I do a lot of web design, I pretty much have to run all the major browsers from time to time, but Firefox tends to be more useful for my specific purposes (I still can't away from Firebug...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,304
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Bad News For Internet Marketers(Must see )

I felt a great disturbance in the Facebook, as if billions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. :D

I don't think it will...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: How do I use usenet?

I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. ;)

I was on Usenet...back in the day. People still do, but mostly for warez, porn, and downloading movies and books.

Well, I guess is hasn't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Google Plus will take over facebook?

They still have a closed system in some ways. For example, until recently no one could post to their Google+ account from external services such as Hootsuite (even then, you have to have the most...
Forum: Programming 24th March 2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: hacked website solution?

gregsie74,

I noticed that you PM'd me, but I can't seem to respond (I guess it is that 50 posts or more before you can PM rule).

If you want a private response then you'll need to PM me your...
Forum: Programming 24th March 2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: hacked website solution?

It sounds like you are using a web hosting package, like WHMCS. If so, and you have a list of files and directories altered, you can run a diff (there are a lot of tools out there that can do that)....
Forum: Programming 23rd March 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: WordPress Site Live, Backend Inaccessible

If he's comfortable with that, so am I, but I hesitate to make that recommendation without caveats.

It still might not 'fix' the problem however (for example, if the options table data of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,894
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: Fiverr Sucks!!!

*Takes out hammer*

*Proceeds to smash thumb by missing the nail on the head*

Hammers SUCK! Who the hell designed these things!?

*never uses a hammer again*
Forum: Programming 23rd March 2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: WordPress Site Live, Backend Inaccessible

His site's frontend is still functional, which means it could be still generating revenue. Taking down a live website for an indeterminate amount of time can be pretty destructive to your search...
Forum: Website Design 23rd March 2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: adding prefix "www"

I agree with mrgreener. Typically, the host sets that up automatically.

Also, it is a best practice just to use one or the other for backlinking purposes as it is easier to track in various tools...
Forum: Programming 23rd March 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By Eric Seiler
Re: WordPress Site Live, Backend Inaccessible

This is something of a stretch, but some security plugins make alterations to files outside of their plugin folder, which aren't removed when they are deactivated. "500 internal server error" is an...
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