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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By trentonlaura
Do I Need to Host Images on My Website to Enjoy SEO Benefits?

I'm weighing the pros and cons of keeping my relatively large website's collection of images on my website and just working to make them more efficient on my host OR ALTERNATIVELY hosting them...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th January 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: How to Protect Yourself From Bot Signups to Your List?

That's a good tip. I'd think spammers would be using lots of proxies but still something to keep in mind, thank you.
Forum: Beginners Area 13th January 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: How to Protect Yourself From Bot Signups to Your List?

I know they're spam bots for the two reasons I mentioned in the initial post.

Additionally, I put my autoresponder campaigns on hold while I was testing to further confirm that they were spam...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th January 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: How to Protect Yourself From Bot Signups to Your List?

Consider yourself lucky. It's a marketing website which receives mostly organic traffic. Might have something to do with my email marketing service as I just switched and never had this problem in...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th January 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By trentonlaura
How to Protect Yourself From Bot Signups to Your List?

I've been getting a ton of subscriptions on a list of mine from spambots. I have no clue why spambots sign up for email lists to begin with, but does anyone have any tips on how to cut down or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By trentonlaura
Google Analytics Only Tracking Some Traffic Despite No Filters

Any insights on this would be greatly appreciated.

I began noticing there was an issue when I created a goal URL as being a special URL on my site which visitors can only get to if they confirm...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th December 2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By trentonlaura
MailChimp: No One is Going to My Double Opt-In URL Yet I Still Get (Fake) Sign Ups

I can't figure this one out.

I have been trying MailChimp and have a double opt-in set on an embed form on one of my websites.

After they click the double opt-in confirmation link, they are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: Where Do You Get Your SSL Certs From?

Yes as mrswagset said, most of the bigger hosts charge for SSL just because they can. Only smaller hosts (which I unfortunately don't use with any of my sites are compatible with LE.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: Where Do You Get Your SSL Certs From?

The only problem with that is that I use HostGator as my primary host and they charge over $30 per domain. It seems as if it would be cheaper to buy from another provider then pay HostGator's one off...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: Where Do You Get Your SSL Certs From?

Thank you for the clarification on HostGator, that was helpful.

I see where they mention $25 for up to 5 domains on a multi-domain ssl certification on that "How do I..." page, but I can't see...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By trentonlaura
RE: Where Do You Get Your SSL Certs From?

I'm giving them a try with one of my domains, thank you.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By trentonlaura
Where Do You Get Your SSL Certs From?

I'm going through the process of adding SSL certification to a few of my higher profile websites for the SEO and security/visitor peace of mind boons.

I use HostGator for many of my sites, but it...
Forum: Growth Hacking 31st January 2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By trentonlaura
Possible to See User Behavior on Site After Search Console Queries Data?

Basically I'm wanting to know if in Google Analytics it's possible to follow the search console "queries" data tab in Google Analytics and see after those people clicked through to my site through...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: GSA SER (and others) Site Down?

Wow, so I tried accessing it through Unblock Websites (http://unblockanything.com/) and it works. Anyone have any idea why I can't access it through my IP it seems after trying it on multiple devices...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By trentonlaura
GSA SER (and others) Site Down?

Not sure if anyone else here uses GSA SER but I've been trying to go to their website/forums and seem to be getting some error message in German which seems to indicate it's down temporarily. It's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By trentonlaura
Maybe a Dumb GD Auction Question But...

Do I have to register it with GoDaddy once I've won the auction? I'd like to take it somewhere else but it looks like it's required that you register it with GD.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th May 2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By trentonlaura
How to Get the Most out a Bought Domain

I just picked up my first expired domain; decent price/decent PR/decent backlinks. My question is, being new to purchasing domains, how do I get the most out of it? It's in a niche I already have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Recommendations on Retaining the Content on an Expired Domain

I was wondering if that would be a problem. Won't I risk losing many or all of the links if I'm not offering the same content they linked to originally? I guess I could rewrite the content to make it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By trentonlaura
Recommendations on Retaining the Content on an Expired Domain

I'm eying my first expired domain and when I looked at it in the Wayback machine I see it had plenty of good content which helped it earn its links.

My first question is probably dumb, but once I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By trentonlaura
Targeting Main Keyword on Home Page Versus a Specific Keyword Titled Page?

This is something I've wondered for awhile now.

I have a website where my complete keyword isn't in the URL (it made for better branding without it). I created a page named after my keyword and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By trentonlaura
Why Can't I Find Links on a Page When a BL Checker Says They're There?

I was looking at the backlinks of one of my competitors to see the competition and I went to check out some of the sites my software said the competitor's website was getting backlinks from and yet I...
Forum: Social Media 17th February 2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,818
Posted By trentonlaura
How to Get Twitter Followers Following the Death of TweetAdder?

I'm not a big Twitter presence. I use it to share content I put together and for a little communicating here or there but I used to use Tweet Adder and while I know it's been dead for probably a year...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By trentonlaura
Difference Between Desktop and Mobile Google SERPs?

As it relates to Hummingbird, I was wondering if there are any huge differences in the SERPs you'll get if you search for the same thing between Desktop and Mobile Google? I've just tried a couple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,270
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Leaving GoDaddy Hosting, Suggestions?

Yes I admit my mistake now; just when you're starting out GoDaddy's the only company which really advertises for registration, then knowing nothing I just shrugged and went ahead with their hosting....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,270
Posted By trentonlaura
Leaving GoDaddy Hosting, Suggestions?

I'm thinking either HostGator, FatCow, NameCheap, or JustHost. Reliability, speed, and of course cost are my major points.

I have a couple of sites on HostGator, FatCow, and NameCheap but don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Sites Keep Being Targeted By Phishing Scams... What Can I Do?

Thanks for the advice, I'll give all this a go for all of my sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Sites Keep Being Targeted By Phishing Scams... What Can I Do?

Each password is a random assortment of numbers, letters, and characters. I don't update the password but I also only log into the sites but maybe once a month if that and that's just to update the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By trentonlaura
Sites Keep Being Targeted By Phishing Scams... What Can I Do?

I have a few sites which I rarely use but I get messages from my hosting providers every now and then that phishing files were uploaded to my site without my knowledge. Then I have to go in and...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th December 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By trentonlaura
Denied Application at CJ Instantly

I just tried applying to an advertiser on CJ and was instantly denied. I'm from the correct country (USA) so I don't know how they could instantly deny me like that. Maybe they prefer the personal...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By trentonlaura
Which is More Likely to Rank in Google Images?

... my "featured image" for my post or an image which I simply insert into the post (albeit near the top)?

I ask because I'm never sure as I go to create a new post and I have the image I want to...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Whole copy vs Element Split Testing

Is there a plugin (I'm assuming) I could look into to do this for me? Recommendations both free and premium?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Are People on Here Just Not Listening?

In terms of article directories and Squidoo specifically I haven't seen many to any ranking in the SERPs on the first page since Panda and they've never been too good for link juice.

The only...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By trentonlaura
Are People on Here Just Not Listening?

Even in the wake of Penguin/over optimization related updates in Google people are talking on here about using your keyword wherever and whenever possible. Also talking about article directories,...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Whole copy vs Element Split Testing

How are you testing these? Doing one version for a week, checking conversions against traffic in Google Analytics, then doing a different one next week? Is there a way to test multiple versions at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: How to Get WikiLinks?

I've seen custom wikis for certain movies, games, and bands, i suppose that's what you're referring to. Good to know, thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By trentonlaura
How to Get WikiLinks?

I'm not very familiar with wikilinks but I've heard other webmasters reference it as a way to get links. Could someone give me a little background on it and how to do it?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,147
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Is Blog Commenting Making a Comeback?

Do you recommend using your keyword in the "name" field? I feel like it just comes off as spammy and no one will want to click through as it looks like you're just in it for the link juice (if the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: SEO after EMD?

It's my contention that EMD are still worth the time if you can get one new or for cheap because I believe they're helpful from a branding point of view. I don't think they'll hurt you in terms of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Sidebar Social WP Plugin?

Thanks for the quick response, I appreciate it!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By trentonlaura
Sidebar Social WP Plugin?

I've seen this plugin on a lot of sites. Seems like a great way to make your sharing buttons visible and easy to share so I'd love to find out what it's called and if it's free/premium?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By trentonlaura
Can Google Track User Metrics If You Don't Have Analytics Installed on Your Site?

My question is basically just that. I know that Google ideally wants to take user metrics of a site into account as one of their ranking factors to consider. Metrics such as how long a visitor spends...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Is There Anything You Can Do When Someone Steals Your Content?

I did, we got it all sorted out. Thanks Alexa!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Is There Anything You Can Do When Someone Steals Your Content?

I do spend most of my time creating original content. I wouldn't have minded it if it didn't cause trouble with Ezine which annoyed me and cost me some of my time, so I figured why not get some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Is There Anything You Can Do When Someone Steals Your Content?

Thanks Alexa and everyone else for all your support. It's on someone's blogspot blog, so who should I send it to in this case? The only link to the author/owner of the blog himself seems to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By trentonlaura
Is There Anything You Can Do When Someone Steals Your Content?

I created a post on my website on May 3rd and just got around to submitting it to Ezine Articles with a lot of other content of mine, thinking I could get a bit of traffic from it.

Well I got an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Where to Aim/Attribute the Social Proof?

Thanks for all of your responses!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By trentonlaura
Where to Aim/Attribute the Social Proof?

I know that Google considers social proof (in this case Facebook likes) as a ranking factor, to what extent I don't know, but I wasn't sure how it worked exactly.

I'm embedding a like button on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By trentonlaura
My Site Was The Target of an Active Phisher?

I received an email just now from my hosting company that they detected phishing files had been uploaded without my knowledge to a couple of WordPress related folders for one of my domains that I...
Forum: Website Design 25th September 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: Revamping a Site and Have Some Questions

Thank you for your reply. I intentionally misused the word "style" to convey that I'm not familiar with web design at all.

So it would not be feasible to install WordPress/a database for it, copy...
Forum: Website Design 25th September 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By trentonlaura
Revamping a Site and Have Some Questions

An SEO client asked me to convert their site to a WordPress run database format from an ASPX style site. They have a lot of pages where the content will need to be imported to WordPress pages, would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By trentonlaura
An Easy Way to Track Social Proof Before Sending Out My Incentive?

I'd love to get your feedback on this for ideas. I have an eBook which I used to give away as an incentive for signing up for my email list, now since I revamped and added a lot more content to it...
Forum: Website Design 10th September 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: GoDaddy Hosting + Website Down?

Apparently GoDaddy has been hacked and it's taken down the sites of thousands or millions of people.
Forum: Website Design 10th September 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By trentonlaura
GoDaddy Hosting + Website Down?

I use GoDaddy hosting for a few of my sites and none of them are responding. I assume this problem is happening to a lot of people because I went to their site and the support time quote was...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th May 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,460
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: $60 per day website has come down to $1-2 per day - Post penguin negative SEO

Maybe a dumb question but if I set out to rank for a keyword on say one page each on two of my domains plus a page from a site like Squidoo, should I be interlinking these 3 pages with one another,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,436
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: While private blog networks are gone..

Where is a good place to look into buying mid range PR sites on the cheap while being sure that they're legit? I suppose it would help if they're related to my niche, too?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,436
Posted By trentonlaura
Re: While private blog networks are gone..

How do you go about hosting your sites on different IPs? Wouldn't that require multiple hosting plans, meaning you're going from spending $5 a month for one plan and multiplying it by the number of...
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