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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How do you decide if a problem in a niche has enough people with it to go for it?

Google Trends: will give you an idea if a niche is growing in popularity or decreasing.

Ubersuggest: free SEO tool will tell you how many people are searching for a keyword.

SimilarWeb: check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Help Needed Thinking of Giving Up

You're stuck in the gimmick treadmill.

Ask yourself: what do you have to offer
that has any value? Something that other
people want.

Do that and just that - no multiple blogs/sites.
If...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th November 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Youtube Marketing Course

Here's a great post I've just read about
youtube SEO:

Youtube SEO | Distilled blog (http://www.distilled.co.uk/blog/social-media/youtube/youtube-seo/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How To Build Reputation On Facebook And Twitter From Scratch?

The problem is that most likely they really
won't be interested. They just follow you
because you follow them. Doesn't look like
interest to me.

Another problem is that months later, most ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By JC Antas
Re: old domain vs old website?

Google doesn't give old domains higher ranks
just because they're old, they give them higher
ranks because they're likely to have more links.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,480
Posted By JC Antas
Re: I'm scared for my micro niche site - should I?

Do you get enough traffic to
these sites to create a niche
newsletter? You can make more
money promoting affiliate products.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Ranking lesser used .extensions

You haven't seen it because not many
people use it.

However they rank as well as any
common extension.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By JC Antas
Re: My website ranking....?

He is asking whether he can know if his site is going
to rank for keywords other than his main keyword.

Unless you know what keywords you want to rank
for, you can't check them. The exception...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Estimating Site Value in order to Sell

You can valuate it just for the traffic it gets. It
would depend on the niche and whether the person
interested thinks he can monetize it successfully.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is MySpace mentioned by USA media anymore?

Myspace is dead. The folks running it had no knowledge
of what they were doing. They were trying to run
Myspace like any other lame media company.

"The Zuck" might be an ass but at least he has...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Understanding Backlinks

If you're going down that road you need to buy
links from authority domains, related to your site's
main topic. These sites should be trusted by Google.

You need good and varied anchor text....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By JC Antas
Re: What Are Your Must-Have Firefox Plugins???

Firebug
Web Developer toolbar
Execute JS
PasswordMaker

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Backlink diversity - posting actual URLS?

The more natural it looks the better.

A good trick is to use anchor text that includes
your "master" keyword but still diversifies by going
long tail.

Here's an example:
- computer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,293
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Does Google hate .info domains?

Google doesn't care about what TLD you use
for your site.

As for .info, search Google for "spain tourism".

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Best site for buying traffic?

Getting more views on Youtube without the corresponding
ratings and comments a video with those kind of views
would get, won't help you get higher rankings.

This is specially true for pages...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Let's Share Some Blogging Strategies (Here's Mine!)

I like the teaser part. It's really important to
differentiate your blog from your newsletter. If
all you're doing is sending the same info to the
newsletter that someone can get on the blog ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Disgruntled Viewers/Leechers On Email List

Maybe the person was having a bad day. I agree
with you on having your email address out there and
encouraging people to contact you.

Sure, you'll get a few emails from idiots but all in all, ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,414
Posted By JC Antas
Re: I just don't get Twitter

Some nasty little twitter "secrets":
- most accounts are dead/abandoned
- those who are not dead are dormant
- those who participate do it sporadically

Twitter is popular because popular people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How you making Google index your backlinks?

One hour isn't nearly enough time for Google
to find your link. I advise you to participate in
whatever community you have your profile to
help with profile indexation.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,618
Posted By JC Antas
Re: What's the Google command for backlinks? Link:domain

You might want to take a look at Blekko:
blekko | slashtag search (http://blekko.com/)

It will show links Google doesn't, in fact,
their search engine seems to be targeted at
tech people and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Not Ranking High On Google.....

After page 1 its difficult. Below page 2 the traffic
you'll get from direct keyword searches will be
almost 0(exception for highly competitive keywords).

That said, you can still get long tail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Advice on becoming domain reseller

Forget about it. Domains have very small profit
margins. Being a reseller is even worse.

Registrars make most of their profit upselling other
services: hosting, email, ecommerce, domain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By JC Antas
Re: I need help with product pricing

What is your competition doing? Is the coaching
one-to-one or one-to-many?

I wouldn't go over $97 for a one-to-many coaching
program. $9.99 seems to cheap for an ongoing membership.

Tyrus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Adwords vs organic conversions

This actually depends more on your landing page.
Most adwords traffic will be sent to a landing page
while organic traffic ends up at a less than ideal
page in terms of usability and conversion....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Viral Traffic Techniques

Here's a few viral videos that were used in a tech context:

YouTube - Bad day in the Office

YouTube - Why you don't throw paperclips at coworkers

YouTube - WINDOWS XP REMIX -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Tips on starting a forum from a list

1 - Start just 2, maximum 3 sub-forums. The higher the number of forums the emptier the forum will appear(negative social proof).

2 - Every week send a question to your list and ask them to answer...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th February 2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,346
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Andy Jenkins' "Video Boss"

It would be interesting to read opinions from people who:



are not affiliates
are not competitors
have actually bought the product


Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,173
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Web Hosting Suggestions (Need a new one)

If you have "teh skillz" Linode is the best company I've ever seen. If all you want is simple hosting then get yourself an Hostgator account.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,449
Posted By JC Antas
Re: PayPal Problems - Fraud?

https://www.escrow.com/support/calculator.asp

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By JC Antas
Re: This probably isn't a new product promotion idea, but...

It is a nice idea but most of the traffic you'll get will be from people who won't spend any money on your products or services. They can however, make your site extremely popular. If you have a blog...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By JC Antas
Re: My Meta title is wrong?

Your site suffers from "over-optimization syndrome". Title tag and meta tag spam is not a good thing. Don't know if that is what's causing the problem. 2 months still makes it a relatively young...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,944
Posted By JC Antas
Re: I have never been fond of offline cash cow proponents - but this made me sick!

That's what happens when salespeople try entrepreneurship.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is it ok/legal? Summarizing or reviewing books but only paid members can see them

A small number of paragraphs discussing the contents of a book? Sure. A longer abridged version? I'm not sure, it seems it's legal but each case is different.

The Patry Copyright Blog: Fair Use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How To See Google As It Is In USA?

Here it is:
https://adwords.google.com/select/AdTargetingPreviewTool

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By JC Antas
Re: If you still need a lot of help, please think about your signature links

This all comes down to awareness and emotional intelligence. Understanding how people perceive you and how certain interactions impact that perception is one of those traits any good entrepreneur...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Are people becomming immune to Free plus continuity?

I'm assuming you're talking about the IM niche. That's what happens when people get into this idiotic incest driven cross-promotion strategies that deliver dozens of email everyday into people's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Microsoft says my site might be a phishing website

You're not the first one complaining about the Microsoft anti-phishing tech screwing up. I wonder what's triggering this.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Difficulty placing videos on website

You need to convert your video to flash format for which most people already have a plugin.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Can you take the .html of web page address?

Out of the box your web server configuration won't allow you to do it. You need either a CMS or do it yourself by messing around with mod_rewrite.

Or as an alternative, you create a directory with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,266
Posted By JC Antas
Re: if you are using video to market - it is 100% lost on me, and my type.

You are an exception. Most people prefer video. It just takes less effort to view.

That said, I prefer a combination of video and text although that are places where this mix doesn't work very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Which came first? - The Product or the Sales letter?

Creating a salesletter for a potential product that you still haven't developed is a good way to test the market. Depending on the results you get, make a decision to either develop the product or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Link Building - What's To Much?

You should vary the number of links you get daily: one day 10, another day 7, 12 and so on.

Also don't forget that domain diversity is extremely important. If you're getting all your links from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,825
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Hey Goarticles, WTF???

One more reason to not depend on other people's platforms.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By JC Antas
Re: To blog or not to Blog ?

Only blog if you:

Already have an audience you can leverage(newsletter? twitter following? powerful friends that can bring traffic to you). Blogging from scratch sucks.

Part of your strategy is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,079
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Do you promote $7 100% commission reports?

I wouldn't. It simple isn't enough money for me to bother with. However there's many blogger types out there who are absolutely starved to make a quick buck. If the product is targeted I'm pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 790
Posted By JC Antas
Re: For you, which of these stands out the most?

I agree with Mubarak. It depends on what kind of products your market have been exposed to and whether those products worked for them. I like "formula".

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,553
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Rare As Rocking Horse Manure!

What happened to clients who could communicate their needs instead of having coders try to second guess everything they want?

That's why I stopped being a consultant. Clients are dumb(no offense)...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th June 2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By JC Antas
Re: What's the best "make money offline" program?

Offline Gold!? In my days it was called consulting. More proof Internet Marketers can turn any trivial principle into a $1997 package with a funny name ;)

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Attention New Warriors: Which is better...ecourse or ebook?

Depending on the market you're hitting, ebook "value" in the eyes of your prospects might be low. Picking the same content and transforming it into an ecourse, not necessarily delivered by mail but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Why Do I Have No New Subscribers?

Maybe search engine bots found your thank your page and it's counting as real users.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Yahoo Directory

Some years ago a link from a couple directories would be enough to get you well positioned in some search engines. This was specially true when the links came from Yahoo and Dmoz. Now, with so much...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Question for SEO experts: What am I "allowed" to changed on a website ranked #1 that I just boug

The more backlinks the site has the more freedom you have to change things around. However, if it's a site targeting the long tail with just a few backlinks, you might risk losing your rankings as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is it possible to post a link to a specific post in a thread?

See that number top right of every post? Right-click and copy the address.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,763
Posted By JC Antas
Re: IM While Travelling the World

Since you'll be using other people's connection they can theoretically read all information transmitted between your computer and the sites you're visiting.

Now that doesn't means that's exactly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Ghosts and UFO niche?

I was into ghosts and UFO's too... When I was a kid and had no money.

Check out existing competition and see how they're monetizing their sites. I checked out this niche some years ago and was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th May 2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is it Ok To Steal "Buy Buttons"?

Chane is right. Most people are using buttons from other people. Who has the original copyright? Nobody knows. If you have seen a button used by multiple people in multiple sites, it's probably safe...
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