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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Arrow Should I 301 redirect a (high DA) website to my new startup?

Back in 2006 I created a parody site called the church of google (thechurchofgoogle.org). According to SEMrush it has a domain authority of 45, 18,400 total backlinks, 10 edu backlinks, lots of tech...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Critique My Startups Landing Page

I liked your advice and updated the landing page (https://edabit.com) accordingly. Let me know what you think of it now.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Critique My Startups Landing Page

Actually, if you guys could check the getting started guide (https://edabit.com/guide/getting-started) and let me know if anything strikes you as being confusing, that would be awesome.

Thanks!
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Forum: Copywriting 17th February 2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Critique My Startups Landing Page

About five months working on it by myself. I've enjoyed creating it tremendously.
Forum: Copywriting 12th February 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Critique My Startups Landing Page

Thank you for the kind words Alex. I will put some more thought into the subhead. The main benefit I can see is that my approach doesn't just teach syntax, it teaches the user to think and approach...
Forum: Website Design 12th February 2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Arrow UI/UX Feedback Wanted For "Learn To Code" Website

https://edabit.com/explore

I just made the site open to the world a few hours ago. Put a lot of thought into the UX and would really appreciate some feedback.

Thanks guys :)
Forum: Copywriting 12th February 2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Arrow Critique My Startups Landing Page

https://edabit.com

You'll have to play the short video.

Also, if you're interested browse through the site and give me your thoughts on the user experience.
Forum: Growth Hacking 5th February 2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Tai Lopez? – Actual self help guru or just a marketing savvy fraud?

The Hollywood home in his ads was proven to have been rented on airbnb. I assume the cars were rented as well.

https://www.quora.com/Business-Is-Tai-Lopez-a-scam
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Can affiliate links negatively affect my SEO?

Thanks for the quick reply Paul. I won't be linking to any affiliate sites, I'll be the product merchant and have affiliates driving traffic to my site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Can affiliate links negatively affect my SEO?

I have a main site which is a blog and it does relatively well in Google. Now I want to offer my own product catalog on various topics related to my niche. I plan on setting up an affiliate program...
Forum: Website Design 23rd September 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Onclick event triggers an optin box?

Hey guys, I'm using the backdrop template (https://marketplace.optimizepress.com/product/backdrop-landing-page/) with optimizepress and trying to figure out how to make it so when you click the...
Forum: Growth Hacking 30th July 2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,666
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Growth Hacking and Affiliate Program Questions

1. Third party will make it much, much easier on you. They also have network effect and trust (that you will lack).

2. Depends. If it's digital go with ClickBank or JVZoo. If it's physical go with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Traffic sources for "get your ex back" niche

As far as I know it's still banned but I'll look into it again. PPC was by far the best source of traffic I've ever used.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Traffic sources for "get your ex back" niche

I've been a vendor in the "Ex Back" niche since 2007. I was one of the first to tap into this market. I made a killing on AdWords for 2 years (until Google banned the niche) and built up a pretty big...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: How does Google determine the THEME of a website?

Sorry I should have been more specific. Overall niche theme is what I meant.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Arrow How does Google determine the THEME of a website?

In my mind it can either be on site content or incoming links. Perhaps a bit of both.

EDIT: Overall niche theme is what I mean by theme.
Forum: Social Media 26th February 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Still possible to buy Facebook "Likes"?

Thanks for the reply. I only use the Facebook like button on my landing pages for social proof. I don't bother with a Facebook fan page. Otherwise I agree, on a fan page it would be epic spam alert....
Forum: Social Media 26th February 2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Still possible to buy Facebook "Likes"?

Facebook has been cracking down on paid "likes" for the past few months now. I like to buy likes for social proof and no other reason then that. Any suggestions on where I can get some likes that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Add to Cart Script

I don't use PayPal. I'm referring to the type of script all the video sales pages on ClickBank use. After XYZ number of minutes the Add to Cart button will appear under the video.

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Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Add to Cart Script

I'm looking for a good "Add to Cart" script for video sales pages. One that allows me to set a time when it will appear.

Thanks in advance and (MODS) if this belongs in another forum section...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Web 2.0 Startup (Advice Wanted)

I'm launching a web 2.0 startup called "edabit" January 15, 2012. The idea behind the site is very unique, useful, cool and very buzz-worthy.

I'm currently researching various PR firms that can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By Matt MacPherson
What language was Squidoo programmed in?

I'm hiring for a similar project and need to know what languages the potential hire should be proficient in. Obviously he/she will need experience with databases (SQL?). I'm guessing Squidoo was done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Matt MacPherson
How to hire a GREAT web 2.0 developer

I have a very, very good idea for a unique website I want to develop. I am in the process of actually patenting the website process as an invention. The next obstacle I am facing is finding a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: How do you handle affiliate tracking code?

Yes, I really should have been more specific on this. Mainly their Google Analytics code so they know what their conversion rate is. Conversion tracking.

Thank you!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: How do you handle affiliate tracking code?

I have to bump this. There has got to be an easy way.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Matt MacPherson
How do you handle affiliate tracking code?

Is there a system out there for managing tracking code or is it done manually, inserting code to the thank you page?

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Matt MacPherson
How do you guys manage [affiliate] tracking codes?

I get lots of requests to place tracking codes on my thank you page, but I've always been hesitant because I don't completely trust random code and I would eventually lose track of everything as they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,242
Posted By Matt MacPherson
How to monetize a "thank you" email?

I've been trying to come up with a few ways to monetize the "thank you for downloading here is your link blah blah". Anyone doing anything creative and wants to share?

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Small actions add up to massive action

Just a thought that occurred to me this morning when I was thinking about self motivation.

Small actions add to up very large action. One step at a time. Often times I find myself overwhelmed at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Can Big Brother (Google) identify owners of Protected WHOIS websites?

Google is a registrar so I would say they can. However, I doubt you have much to worry about. They don't look at people that closely.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Did I Just Buy A Banned Domain Name? :)

What tools are you using to figure out if the domain is banned or not?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,008
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: What made YOU want to get into IM?

Rest assured that not all products have a high return rate. Also, the product you were doing support for may not have had a high return rate at all. They were just doing such high volume, even a 2% -...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Was it P.S , P.S. , P/S , PS: or something else?

Really? I never really thought about making money off Wikipedia. Now I'm really curious! How?

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,838
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Why You NEED a Sense of Urgency If You Want To Be a Successful Full Time Internet Marketer

I completely agree that we need a sense of urgency to become motivated enough to get anything done. That's probably the core reason most people fail at any new skill: lack of any real motivation.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,872
Posted By Matt MacPherson
"Nobody will ever buy books or airline tickets on the Internet." - Newsweek, 1995

A hilarious look back at a 1995 Newsweek article on the Internet! Make sure to check out the second last paragraph, last sentence. Ha!

Clifford Stoll: Why Web Won't Be Nirvana - Newsweek...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Can I link to one of my sites here?

If you want a copy critique, put a link in the copyrighting forum. Lots of people do that, myself included.

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Will Netflix doom you?

I thought the same thing while reading that article. I'm definitely part of that statistic though. I'm watching netflix right now, as I write this. Really wish we Canadians has the same selection as...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Sales Page Objections?

By the way, read the copy and I think it's good. I actually bought it!

I agree with others who suggested changing the headline. At least split test a few headlines before settling on the current...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Sales Page Objections?

Found a small error:

That’s why I want to let try out my proven SEO promotion strategies - completely and totally risk-free!…

Should be a "you" in there.

Cheers,
Matt
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,557
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: $50 Contest for Headlines...

"Don't disappoint mom this thanksgiving... Send her a fruit basket to show you care!"

If I knew what it is your selling I could have written a much better headline.

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: A 26% refund rate clickbank product?

The upsell is counted as a separate sale. So the mathematical average will drop. I believe when somebody buys an upsell it is now counted together. At least my stats reflect this.

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: A 26% refund rate clickbank product?

This is very true. Or at least it used to be. I emailed my account manager about this observation. When I added a $25 1 click upsell I noticed my average sale drop to $22. Then two weeks later my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Game Changers - Dual Monitors

This would cause me to procrastinate and lose focus even more. I already use a program to block access to certain websites. This would cause me to massively lose focus... But if it's working for you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Rumoured "Facebook Search" secretly in development.

My vote is no. It just doesn't seem like a "fit".
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Rumoured "Facebook Search" secretly in development.

I think it's actually Mark Zuckerburg that's worth 20 billion. Facebook as a whole is worth a lot more. I could be wrong but that's what I was led to believe.

Cheers,
Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: a different clickbank pitch page

Ah, I get what you mean now.

The problem is with affiliates. They get a hop link that takes the prospect to a static sales page. ClickBank will allow you to create different product IDs with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: a different clickbank pitch page

You get one hop link that goes to one sales page. Unless there is some unknown feature to all of us, we need a custom script.

Matt
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,476
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Sales Letter vs. Sales Video - Who will Conquor?

Video above my sales letter slightly lowered response. It was a well done video too.

I guess I'm the odd one out.

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: Rumoured "Facebook Search" secretly in development.

That would be "Google ME" and it has already been confirmed by Google's CEO.

Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: a different clickbank pitch page

Thanks for finding this. Looks like the last time it was updated was 2003 though... Hope it works.

Cheers,
Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Rumoured "Facebook Search" secretly in development.

I've been hearing rumours that Facebook is getting ready to take on Google in the search market. And I think Google should really be scared.

We as marketers need three big contenders duking it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: a different clickbank pitch page

I asked the same question yesterday. Truth About Abs has this for their affiliates and I'm pretty sure it's a custom script. I would email your account manager or submit a ticket and ask if they know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: ClickBank marketplace question...

Yes I know, I'm a vendor... I'm not asking for the typical reasons. This is for a program I'm working on with a colleague. I can't say more than that though.

So if anyone else has ideas please...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Matt MacPherson
Re: ClickBank marketplace question...

I have that site in my bookmarks. I've always preferred CB Engine.



I know. I know. I'm not asking for the reason you think I'm asking... lol

Cheers,
Matt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Matt MacPherson
ClickBank marketplace question...

Anyone know of a way to track products in the CB marketplace (over a few month timeframe) that have increased in gravity the most? I have been playing around with CB engine but I find it a bit...
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