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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: CPA vs Affiliate marketing

CPA is cost per action - you can get paid every time your visitors sign up for a free trial or enter their email on a mailing list.

With affiliate marketing, you're sending your visitors to a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Guest Blogging

Good advice in this thread.. Tell them they are free to submit articles to you via email and if they meet your standard you will post them - as stated above, don't make any promises before seeing the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Domain transfer help

no, transfering the domain won't hurt the site. make sure you set up the DNS entries on the new registrar.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Want JV Partners? Here's a tip

Good advice that can apply to all business/IM relationships. Meeting deadlines and keeping communication flowing is key to maintaining a professional relationship.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: How Best To Learn Social Media Marketing

how old are the sites, and what's your routine for marketing them? What kind of conversions do you get?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Where else to write for money? In need of a solid place.

they DO warn people about that, you just didn't read the instructions :]

Check out this blog post, has some good resources 55+ Get Paid To Write Websites To Make Money Writing Online...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: need help

Well, ask them for references, examples, etc

Ask them what sites they own and how much traffic they get, check them out and see what you think.

You may be better off trying to hire someone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Is this a good eCommerce template for fashion?

I think the template looks pretty good, go for it! Personally, I'd just build it from scratch but it sounds like you already tried that :]
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: How To Market a Wedding Photographher

Well Add some words then. Nothing wrong with a photographer keeping a blog, seems like the perfect way to get new clients and do some SEO at the same time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th September 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Is .edu backlinks is very important for PR

They are a high value TLD, but that's not to say you can't have a high PR without .edu links
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Targeting small niches

It's definitely worth it, if you can get it down on a few domains you can really scale it up - and that's where you can start earning some serious money.

There's no magic number of how many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Question about the 'Warrior Joint Ventures' forum

That's a good question. I've never done a JV through warriorforum although I've done a handful of them pretty successfully just through my own network of contacts.

I figure though, that the JV...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: "Competitive Niche (vast knowledge)" vs "Noncompetitive Niche (little knowledge)"

The question you need to ask is "is there a specific need in that niche that is not being met?"

If you have your own product and you see a need that's going unfulfilled by the competition, by all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Am I Getting Sued?

make sure you have right to use the picture and don't make inaccurate statements like saying the lady used your method.

In fact, you probably shouldn't refer to the image at all in your copy.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Does AdSense allow getting backlinks from backlink services?

just like with search results, google claims that they won't penalize you for bad backlinks because in the end it's out of your control who links to you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: How many outsourcers have Left You, due to personal issues, the year ?

happens a lot... happens more when you're not offering competitive rates. good writers will learn that they can get good money for their talent.

helps to increase a writer's rate every now and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: My opt-in on sales page

Well, sometimes I let people opt-in to get the first chapter of a report or guide, that way they're on my list and they may be even more enticed to buy the guide.

I don't do this on all of my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Opt in report advice ? Tips?

If you can create really awesome stuff, definitely consider a JV with someone who has more marketing experience and a bigger list than you.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: The best way to track website visitors, apart form Google Analytics?

I just really like awstats... I realize it doesn't provide as much tracking data as GA but it also provides a lot of other info that GA misses.

I use a combo of GA and awstats. Some people don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: What's a fair price to pay for a 50 page ebook?

It completely depends on the quality. If it's high quality stuff then 4 cents/word isn't all that bad... so for 25,000 words you'd be paying $1000

I won't say that's a steep price. You can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Amazon Kindle Tablet (Fire?) Coming Tomorrow

it's a good move on their part and an excellent price point - I wonder what their margins on this thing are.

One of my friends has a regular kindle and I already think it's awesome - I just didn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,225
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Why Waste Time on Free Traffic Methods When There is an Easy Button?

While I completely agree that PPC can be extremely profitable in many niches, I also know that a lot of beginners can waste a lot of money on it if they aren't well educated.

PPC can be a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: What is the average CTR on a well designed banner ?

I think it depends more on what site the banner is located on and if it's properly targeting that market.

1% could be good, try a few different configurations and see if it goes up at all. Also,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Fastest time you've had a new site make consistent $$

I know what you're getting at, but "consistent" is a weird word. Most of my sites, I don't spend a dime on marketing, so they are all consistently producing income.

I guess though, several months...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: What Is The Best Way To Create A Membership Site?

You can just set up wordpress (I've got an instructional link, top of sig) and then use one of many free plugins to get your membership site running. I like s2Member which is free, but there are many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Why the 'auto' marketer point of view is poison for beginners

The 'auto' marketer is a person has the idea in their head that the only way they're going to make money in IM to is to create thousands of posts, get thousands of backlinks - and get a piece of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Membership site question

What you could do is only have 5 up at a time, make it obvious that they're only going to be up for 30 days to download, and that ever 30 days you'll put up 5 more.

Then you can go ahead and sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Affiliate Marketing - Am I Doing It Right?

don't forget the power of guest blogging, it's one of the most powerful ways to get high quality backlinks and authority.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Will Hiding Pages Damage SEO?

Just put them in your sitemap and it should be good. You should consider some internal linking anyway though just so your internal pages can benefit from your main page link building and vice versa
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: PPC Marketing on Google/anybody doing it lately with success?

There's always room for success in PPC

My advice is just to do your testing BEFORE you start the PPC campaign... do split testing, get your conversion rates up, make sure everything's perfect....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Creative Arts Niches, what's wrong with them :s

I don't have experience with these niches personally, but I don't doubt that it could be profitable.

You just need to figure out WHAT your target market is willing to pay for, and what's hard for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: I'm interested in buying a profitable website but need advice

You should consider using an escrow service to guarantee the transaction will go down as promised.

Also, ask for google analytics data on the site - it's much harder to fake than server log...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Question for PLR users

No, google doesn't count that as dupe content, you should be fine.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Type of Business that use Custom Cartoon Logos and characters to promote themselves?

I like your website and cartoons. Have you done any gigs on fiverr before, seems like you could get a lot of new clients that way!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 860
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Need help with email marketing

One suggestion I have is to specifically target buyers to join your list whenever possible. This seems so obvious but a lot of people glaze over it. I have a buyers list and a general list which is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: google page one Q

It depends on the keyword, how many searches it gets, what position you are on page one, etc. Some keywords get barely any searches some get millions.

Some keywords are "buyers" or "actionable"...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th June 2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,796
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Blogger goes to Jail for ne gative Restaurant review!

wow that's messed up.. at first I thought it was from the US and I was like.. WTF???

but hey.. that's a reason to fight for our rights
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Positive or Negative?

I think if you're going to use a lot of negative copy, like in option 2, you should pad it with something positive, like "3 of the biggest mistakes marketers make, and how you can get RICH off of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Your Damn Ad Didn't Work! 5 Common Problems & Quick Fixes Here!

awesome post.... everyone who's new in IM should read this
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: What are the "Must Have" tools you use to run your business?

lol... there's so many, where to start??? I actually wrote an entire (free) ebook with all of my favorite tools (see sig)

I love the basics though... great HTML/CSS editor (aptana), great FTP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: OUTSOURCING NIGHTMARES!

I've really relied a lot on guru.com and its escrow service to get some big outsourcing jobs done... the key is to really examine the person's portfolio and never assume that what you'll receive will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Correct List building Strategy?

Usually if I ever send out a mailing there will be SOME way to monetize it - that being said, none of my mailings feel overtly commercial - they usually try to give you a helpful tip whether or not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Stop FIDDLING!!!

I agree, if you're going to pay for someone else's business plan then you shouldn't be deviating from it

Same as if you're following your own business plan - you should try to keep focus on what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: I want to breath a bit of life back into an old site - any ideas?

add more content, get more backlinks, try to make a few new sales pages and see what converts best
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,311
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: I am SO frustrated anymore I could just scream!

Wow, you got quite a strong response here - be sure to keep us updated, I'm pulling for you!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Would you take this offer?

I'd be very wary of this

However- if you wanted to give it a spin for a month and see how everything goes, then buy it... that might be alright.

Has it been profitable in the past?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Adding content to a blog. Pages or Posts?

Posts and pages are pretty much a personal preference - but they do show up differently in most wordpress themes. Usually people use pages to display more important, static stuff, like "about this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Adwords or something else? where to spend limited money for advertising.

I'm pretty wary of adwords (except when I'm setting it up for clients), however depending on your niche and landing pages it could be profitable... really, the only way to find out is test (and if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Need Help to Copy Image Text!

It's called OCR and I know it's in Acrobat pro, lots of software does it though - CutePDF does it as well (it's actually one I describe in my 40+ essential tools for marketers eBook)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,445
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: If you Are Now Making Money on The Internet - What Was the Product/Course that Got You There?

Really, the best tool is knowledge.. I'm now an expert is HTML/CSS and PHP/MySQL as well as SEO and it's been the biggest help for me thus far. This doesn't mean buying WSO packages that promise to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Wordpress guru's question for ya

I've used a good wordpress plugin called s2member
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Effectiveness of Posting On Yahoo Forums

It's more dependent on the number of people clicking your links than the number of posts you make - and then, I suppose you could get a pretty good conversion rate if the product is extremely...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th June 2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome and good luck with IM!

The key is knowledge.. sounds like you know about web dev, which puts you at a huge advantage!

You already know how money is made and traffic generated online......
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: My site is going down in search rankings!

Yep, expect this to happen for a new site.

A lot of new sites come out with a lot of great content, and the search engines love it - but if the amount of content/quality drops off then you will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,456
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: What Should I Do :(

It doesn't matter in my opinion if what you're saying makes sense. The only issue is that you probably need to keep it more lively than someone with a movie star voice, and make sure your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Johnny Optimo
Re: Realistic list size?

Not an easy question to answer. Yes, it's realistic if you have the right resources and skills.

On the earning $5k from it.. that COMPLETELY depends on how well you monetize it, and on the quality...
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