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Forum: Email Marketing 10th January 2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 597
Posted By ShawnLim
What is your average open and click-thru rate?

Hi, I have mailing lists.
I'm just wondering what is the average open rate and click-thru rate for most people.

I'm currently driving traffic through solo ads and from my blog.

I discovered...
Forum: Email Marketing 2nd November 2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,348
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Is anybody buying email lists?

This is something worth digging into.. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: SEO traffic gone overnight

Hey guys, thank you all so much for your valuable replies.
Well, Google did not deindexed my site. It is still on the search results.
Just that almost all of my ranked pages were gone.
Previously...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By ShawnLim
SEO traffic gone overnight

Guys, I believe a lot of experienced marketers gone through this before, my traffic from search engine gone overnight. All my top page ranking keywords suddenly gone.

I have no idea why and I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 199
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Looking for advice

If I were you, I would choose a course/program offered by IM gurus and follow their steps until succeed.

Since you have the capital, willing to learn and able to spend few hours to work on it each...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Keywords go up, customers go down, why?

I guess there could be a couple of reasons..
Could be the keywords are not targeted keywords at all..
Or maybe your conversion is not working..

You should tweat and try out more... :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 777
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: List of 50 Web 2.0s to Build Your Backlinks On

Don't forget about video sharing sites like YouTube and slides directories like SlideShare.
They are powerful and you can convert your content easily. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 401
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: what was your FIRST EVER online income method that worked for you?

I received my first check from Google Adsense back in 2008.
After that I got involved with affiliate marketing and ClickBank.

Seems like affiliate marketing and ClickBank got most people started...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 73
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Offering a Product to sell as a Internet Marketer

This is exactly how I started.. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd July 2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Half a million in 10 months!!

Why do you need so much money in the first place?
What can motivate you is NOT the money that you are going to make.
The reason people are trying hard for years and still haven't reached the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th June 2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 107
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Awesome way to get creativity flowing.

Yeah, Pinterest is definitely a great place to find inspiration for interesting crafts.
Just that sometimes I can't find the extra time for it.
There are a lot of infographics and awesome images...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 244
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Best Article sites for Traffic to Submit an Article?

Article directories still work today?
I used to be a prolific author in EzineArticles. But today I don't submit articles to directories anymore. I use guest posting instead.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: SEO Tips: The Complete List (201 Actionable Techniques)

On average, my blog posts are around 2,000 words. I just hope that this is going to help my blog climb higher in the search engine. Of course, I try my best to write content that people are looking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 319
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Forums are good way to gain organic traffic?

Besides getting traffic, forums are also a great way to network with others.
This is what most people have forgotten. Most people use forums to build links and drive traffic, but they forgot that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 248
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Posting Content For Traffic in 2016

Like what most o the above have mentioned, try guest posting on other authority blogs in the same niche. You could also transform your quality article into Podcast, slides, videos for YouTube and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th June 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 107
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Awesome way to get creativity flowing.

Doing some craft or something totally unrelated will boost your creativity.
Take a walk in the garden or meditate can also increase your creativity.
I like reading, I read books and articles. And...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By ShawnLim
re: [Closed] How can I promote My Keywords and get ranking in Google?

There are many ways...

Guest articles
Blog comments
Email outreach
Press release
Etc, etc...

Want faster result? Spend some money and advertise, but make sure the traffic is able to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Do you put your competitor link in your site?

I guess it depends on what kind of website you are running.
If you are a blogger and write great content, I believe you should link to others including your competitors.
Creating value becomes the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By ShawnLim
re: [Closed] Which strategy is best for online marketing?

There is no best way. Only the way that suitable to you and you can master.
Is Karate better or Taekwondo?
It depends on the person who practices it, not the method.

Same goes for marketing.
Is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,487
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: The IM "secret" everyone knows but very few apply in their business

Totally agree that people nowadays are looking for a quick-fix or instantly solutions. This is why weight-loss pills are selling like hot cakes and people are looking for ways to make money online...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd June 2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Enjoy The Journey

Lucky go happy or happy go lucky?
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd June 2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,430
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: What are your favorite books on personal development?

The One Thing by Gary Keller
Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

And for business:

Good To Great by Jim Collins
The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: What is Correct way to get backlink from Forum signature.

I think Google don't count forum signature links. Even if they do, the impact will be extremely low.
For me, forum signature links are more for direct traffic and brand building. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 527
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: If You Are A Writer Or English Is Not Your Native Language, This Might Help!

English is not my main language too.
I have been blogging and writing content in English for years.
Yes I did use Grammarly and SpellCheckPlus help to check for errors.
They work great. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Your Best Online Marketing Strategy

Build your own subscribers list and promote your ebook to them.
If SEO is not your thing, go for advertising. Try to master just one like Facebook or solo ads.
Once you have some success, grow from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd June 2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Which SEO Blogs Should You Follow Online

Great list, thanks for sharing.
I follow Neil Patel on QuickSprout and his own blog.
I read Problogger from time to time too. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,648
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Who are your favorite famous marketers?

Here are some of my favorite mentors:

Neil Patel on blogging and content marketing.
Aidan Booth, Steve Clayton and Tim on ecommerce and niche sites
Darren Rowse the Problogger
Ryan Deiss,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st June 2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Has anyone found anything better than Grammarly

Usually I will run through the check with both Grammarly and SpellCheckPlus.
Sometime some tools just can't detect the error, so I will use 2 for the checking.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2016, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Long, Long Web Page or Silo

Go for both.
Nowadays longer articles with deeper content tend to do better from both SEO and social sharing standpoint. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 456
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: About backlink building

After checking out this thread, it makes me think twice before I want to hire anyone to do SEO.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,867
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Failing? You May Not Be Stupid Enough!

Totally agreed. When it comes to result, all I can do is to take action.
Regardless of whether it is smart or perfect. Just do and improve from there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 511
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Best IM Software?

Not sure if you consider blogging platform like Wordpress and autoresponder like Aweber as software. I believe these 2 are the biggest tools/software people are using. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Why my blog is not earning money..??

Went to your site, it was a park domain by GoDaddy with nothing but ads.
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th June 2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Struggling to make money? This post will help you...

Mindset is one thing, never forget to TAKE ACTION as well.
Regardless what you do everyday, do something to move forward toward your goals each day.
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th June 2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Don't let being "perfect" stop you

Thanks for reminding. We should not let perfectionism stops us.
Last time when I first started, I used to think that I need to be perfect to do it, to write article, to share and to do internet...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,471
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Does SEO Marketing Still Work?

Obviously, SEO still works. In fact, the searches in Google is increasing every day. More and more people are using search engines. And SEO is still one of the best ways to generate targeted traffic....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2016, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 150
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Have any of you had a tough time running a site?

It happens a lot to most people who take their own sweet time and working from home.
You will get distracted by Facebook and YouTube and many other websites.

What I commit myself to do is to use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 366
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Outsourcing Oversees

I have never hired any direct freelancer before.
Usually I will go through companies or websites like agency and the company will handle everything. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: SEO ! a long Term Marketing Method

Why NOT SEO?

Here's a statistic that will OPEN YOUR EYES BIG:

Up to date, Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches...
Forum: Growth Hacking 17th June 2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 591
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Give 1 Advice To a Beginner Affiliate Marketer

My advice:

Stick to your goal. Never jump from project to project. Never get distracted. Focused on doing just one project until you make it. And TAKE ACTION.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,023
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: How to stop people ripping off your blog content.

There was a time when I was doing some research through Google, I found an article been published on 2 authority sites, can't remember if they were Inc.com or Entrepreneur.com, both sites published...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 463
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: How long does it take you to write an article?

I guess it all depends on which niche you are in.
Usually, if I'm writing an article in the niche I focused on, I can write more than 1,000 words in an hour.
However, if it is a different market, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Amazon Questions

You might want to insert the earning disclaimer into your site too.
And like what the above have mentioned, never cloak your link. Once you logged into you Amazon affiliate account, you can generate...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 16th June 2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Mastermind Group: Shah Alam, Malaysia Meetup !
Views: 1,325
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Shah Alam, Malaysia Meetup !

Not sure if this is still active.
Hey guys, I'm base in KL. Do PM me so that we can keep in touch and make things grow to the next level. :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th June 2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: 10 Great Motivation Quote

I love this from Aristotle:
"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

Develop success habits and we will be successful. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,001
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: How to choose a domain name that draws traffic

These days I don't really focus so much with choosing the right domain names with keywords anymore.
As long as my domain name is easy to read and make sense, I will use it.
I heard Google does not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 598
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: where to start and how as an affiliate?

Yea, true. I have seen a lot of people starting in the MMO niche.
Trying to teach people how to make money by selling people products where they haven't made their first dollar yet.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Back-link Strategies

Guest blog post, search for sponsored post, email outreach, etc, etc.

There are many ways, just make sure you take the action and do them. :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th June 2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: How do I instill confidence in my head to be comfortable with rejection?

Fear of making calls?
I used to speak to 50 prospects a day with cold calls.
The way I do is to do feel the fear and do it anyway.
Just pick up the phone, press the number and push the dial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 598
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: where to start and how as an affiliate?

Find a model that works.
Once you made your first sale, repeat the process.
And it will be tough in the beginning.
Never give up and don't quit or jump from projects to projects.
Focus in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,656
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: What Do You Love and Hate About Internet Marketing?

I love the freedom and doing what the things that I'm passionate in.
I hate it because I'm not making much to cover my expenses yet.
I'm still working hard on it, trying to focus in doing the most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Will start my Real Estate Website

Check out Namecheap for domain names and try to search for the coupon codes in Google before you make any purchase.

If you are talking about starting a static site and not a blog, invest some...
Forum: Website Design 14th June 2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Website Feedback for new site

It is a nicely designed website.
However, I guess you can add more info about it.
I don't really know what is the purpose of the website when I landed there. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: How to Generate Over 10k Monthly Site Visitors with Long Tail Keywords?

Thanks for the advice. Sometimes we should just write naturally without focusing on any keywords, be it long tail or short. The more quality content we write and the more detail, the more keywords we...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: 6 Tips to Get Stuff Done

8. Timeblock your most important task

Commit to take action on your most important task each day. Focus in getting things done. Ask yourself what is the one thing that you can do to move your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 722
Posted By ShawnLim
Re: Celebrating $1000 on Clickbank...

Congratulations. You started almost the same time as me.
Now that it works, all you need to do is to rinse and repeat. :)
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