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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,883
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: New Tool Creates Dynamic Facebook Pages with Drag-and-Drop

Sure I'm biased. I said I was impressed. You're right though. I should have included a non-affiliate link so folks don't have to Google their name if they are offended by an affiliate link. Sorry...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Sunglasses SERPS Manipulator Arrested

Yeah. As the online traffic sources consolidate even more towards the big players like Google & Facebook it is only going to be more critical that we diversify our revenue sources as much as possible.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,883
Posted By ChrisCree
New Tool Creates Dynamic Facebook Pages with Drag-and-Drop

I reviewed a demo of a new service called Lujure that completely eliminates need to know any coding to create dynamic Facebook pages including things like clickable images, embedded videos, share...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Can someone help me: Why is the post date showing wrong on my blog?

There's something goofy going on in your theme. The "Hello World" post on your site shows a date of 14-11-2010-05-2008. Also I notice on the theme demo page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Wordpress question

Depending on your theme you can list posts on various pages. For example you might list only posts in one category on a page and all but that category on a "blog" page.

For reference see
Creating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,417
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: The Best Word Press Themes?

+1 for content value over theme. Great content can overcome a weak theme, but even the best theme can't overcome crappy content.

That said another +1 for Genesis by StudioPress. Great SEO....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Wordpress vs HTML: Is There a Traffic Advantage?

I work on a ton of WordPress sites and get calls from people who have WordPress sites that have been hacked. In ever single case that I have dealt with (except 1) the reason the sites were hacked was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Expert Warrior Needed - Wordpress Comment / Facebook "Like" Integration

The other thing to keep in mind is that you are going to have to make sure your code goes into the comments loop and not the main post loop. Depending on what theme you are using you will either have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Whats Is A Good Free Tracking System For Wordpress?

I guess it depends on what you intend for your blog posts. On most sites the blog posts attract the lion's share of the organic traffic making them the widest part of the site's marketing funnel. A...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th December 2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,944
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Thesis VS Genesis WordPress Themes

From my perspective having been working with WordPress for 5+ years and getting paid to build sites for over 3 years I don't think you can go very wrong with any of the themes mentioned here. My own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Good Wordpress Gallery Plugin?

Yep. NextGen Gallery is about the best WordPress image gallery plugin.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Does this Wordpress Plug-in exist?

This one looks like it will do what you are looking for: Youtube with fancy zoom | Gopi's Wordpress Plug-in (http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2010/07/18/youtube-with-fancy-zoom/)

From the page:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,385
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Affected by the New WordPress Cloaking Policy?

I'm with Istvan on this. The conversation on this thread is silly. Y'all can still run any plugin you want on your own WordPress installs.

Does anyone else see the irony of declaring that we each...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Facebook vs. Twitter

The "Best" social media network for you will be the one you focus the most consistent time and effort cultivating. Engage a community and build an audience. Then it will be responsive.

Both...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Wordpress Blog Question?

For permanent changes I've found a 301 Redirect in the .htaccess file to be the easiest way.



The Page Links To plugin is great. And it's written by one of the WordPress core developers too!
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,361
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Does Google really love WordPress?

OK. You just made my head explode trying to follow the cause-and-effect.

I was working with WordPress long before it was cool and folks said, "WordPress is just a blogging platform." Does that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: How would you set this up in Wordpress?

Digital Access Pass is a very strong option for what you are looking to do. You might want to take a look at Magic Members as well:
Features | Magic Members Wordpress Membership Plugin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: loading articles from folder to blog

You don't upload articles from your computer to WordPress. You'd have to copy the text in the articles and paste them into posts individually.

Be careful if you are pasting from Microsoft Word as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Hosting Providers

If you're using WordPress avoid GoDaddy's hosting. Of the three you mentioned, Hostgator is my recommendation based on experience with working with client sites from all three companies.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th September 2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,414
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Best "paid" Wordpress plugins?

Gravity Forms is a great plugin, as already mentioned.

When it comes to SEO, ScribeSEO (http://scribeseo.com/) makes optimizing your WordPress posts and pages a breeze. Well worth the cost.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: What is the best way to keep WP sites backed up?

There are lots of options, depending on your budget. I shared 3 of them in this post:
3 Easy Ways to Back Up Your WordPress Site | SuccessCREEations, Inc....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Do you know of any wordpress plugin that can do this?

Probably the best way to do this is to create a page template for your home page like CMA01 says above.

Add that page template to your theme file. Then create your home page within WordPress and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Twitter

Totally agree and couldn't have said it better myself.

Of course the direct response folks would say all that relationship building is a waste of time. But then there are remarkably few direct...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Twitter

Heya Jack! Was surprised to bump into you here. (Don't know why, but there you go.)

To answer your question, now that the novelty of Twitter has worn of for most folks they seem to be more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Article marketing question

Made me laugh, Winlin! :cool:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Recommendations for PLR Wordpress themes?

The premium themes I'm aware of that are GPL generally don't have a problem with removal of footer links when you use them in your projects. But I don't know anyone who gets excited about seeing the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Wordpress question? Regarding Affiliate links

Yep. Most WordPress themes are released under a GPL license which means you are free to do what you want with them. That certainly includes adding affiliate links wherever you want.

Like several...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Audio in Blog Post

The two plugins I'd recommend checking out are

PodPress (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/podpress/) - designed for podcasting and can embed audio files in your posts with it. This plugin had...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Silly Question for the "Google Instant is Killing SEO" Crowd

Sweet! I set it up this morning. I'll let you know if I run into any problems with it working after Google's had a chance to apply the filter, though your instructions look pretty clear.

Thanks a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Silly Question for the "Google Instant is Killing SEO" Crowd

I can see how it will "affect" SEO. But I don't see how it will "kill" it like some of the doom-and-gloomers are saying.

Seems like the same game, different day to me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Silly Question for the "Google Instant is Killing SEO" Crowd

Do you see the referring URL in your Google Analytics or another stats package? I see keywords and a bunch of other things in GA, but can't find the referring URL from Google search. :o
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th September 2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: I Bought a MacBookPro today!!!!

I agree that Mac is not the end all, beat all for computers. If there is a specific piece of software that only runs on Windows and is critical to a business then I recommend Windows.

However that...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th September 2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: I need a WordPress Them that is fully customisable and can do this.............. Any Know of one

I was one of the beta testers when they were coming out with Headway more than a year ago. I was blown away then. And they've kept improving it massively since then.

Headway is a fabulous theme...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Silly Question for the "Google Instant is Killing SEO" Crowd

No, I don't think people will abandon Google at all over this. I just don't understand why SEO types are freaking out like it's the coming of the Apocalypse Doom for all SEO's and their businesses.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By ChrisCree
Silly Question for the "Google Instant is Killing SEO" Crowd

I have a question for the SEO experts among us who are freaked out by the Google Instant roll out.

What percentage of Google searches are actually typed into the search box on Google.com vs other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,783
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Akismet’s blacklist?? Are you on it?

Not sure where the post you reference got the idea that getting an all white screen while leaving a comment means that Akismet is marking your comments as spam. Comments that get flagged as spam by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: FACEBOOK MARKETING

You can only send broadcast messages to fans of pages that you are the Admin for. If you are just a fan (i.e. you clicked the "Like" button) then there is no way for you to send a message to all...
Forum: Website Design 11th September 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Can anyone help with my little Thesis theme (for WP) site issue?

Yeah. That sounds more like a question for the Thesis support forums than for here.
Forum: Website Design 11th September 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,787
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Best wordpress theme

I've used many of the premium WordPress themes out there and my own favorites right now are:

Genesis from StudioPress: Genesis Theme Framework by StudioPress...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th September 2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: I need a WordPress Them that is fully customisable and can do this.............. Any Know of one

+1 vote for StudioPress. I use their Genesis theme framework quite a bit and you can do various sidebar layouts like:



Content/Sidebar
Sidebar/Content
Content/Sidebar/Sidebar
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: How would you turn your name into a brand?

Controversy will attract an audience, no doubt. That approach does have some serious down sides, though. :eek:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: How would you turn your name into a brand?

As background in my case "myname dot com" was already taken when I first got online 5 years ago so I chose a business name that was a play on my last name (SuccessCREEations). Then about a year ago I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: best way to host and manage 100 sites

You can learn how to set up a WordPress multi-site network here:
Create A Network WordPress Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: how to upgrade wordpress?

One question to look at is how long has it been since you upgraded your site? While you can jump major updates and just upgrade from a much older version to the current one, it's been my experience...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: LinkedIn??

LinkedIn has improved tremendously as a social media network in the last couple of years. For those of us who do consulting it is a great place to connect with potential business.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Isnt this a Sign of Twitter Spam?

That may be true for IM related Twitter user accounts, perhaps.

But for those of us who work primarily outside of that niche there are tons of quality users out there. Twitter has been a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Isnt this a Sign of Twitter Spam?

You do have an option to stop getting those tweets. Like you said, unfollow them.

If they send you a reply even when you don't follow them (some folks do that as a "marketing tactic") then you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Anyone else had this wordpress problem

That actually saves me a step from the way I did it. I created a /go/ folder and then put each of the PHP files in there as affiliateprogram.php

Then I had to create redirects in my .htaccess file...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Anyone else had this wordpress problem

Heya helocopterplt (and fellow Georgian!)

The thread in the WordPress forums that looks like it has your answer is here:
WordPress › Support 500 server error related to mod_rewrite pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Video slideshow presentations

You might check out GoldMail. It's designed to do audio slideshows.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Analytics help

Looks to me like they are regularly publishing new content or perhaps a newsletter. Or maybe someone else is refererncing their site in a regular newsletter.

My understanding is that "Direct"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Some one has copied my content

The irony here is that the autoblogging crowd does exactly the same thing. Most of them simply pull RSS feeds in and republish the articles verbatim.

And they wonder why people don't like their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: Mac users: Best softwares?

1Password - Password manager, single most used app, plus I use much more secure passwords with it
Evernote - Easy note taking and organization (to-do lists, etc.) Helps me keep organized (both Mac...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,877
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: How Does DoubleYourDating.com Pull This Off?

As a sometimes aspiring actor you made me laugh out loud with this one, Alexa! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: The best video camera

For about the same price as the Flip HD you can get a Kodak Zi8 with a ton more features. The Kodak has a removable battery and removable SD memory so you can shoot more video without having to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th September 2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By ChrisCree
Re: I Bought a MacBookPro today!!!!

I debated long and hard about whether to go Mac when I launched my company about 3 years ago. I'm so glad I did. We're up to 4 Macs now & I haven't missed all the maintenance and down time that I had...
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