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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Hello, what is the best way for a prolific songwriter/musician to make money online? Thanks!

Is she trying to promote herself, or simply making money?

- to promote herself, build a social media following. Youtube, Twitter, Facebook - all used in a professional way, not randomly. (not sure...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Any recommendations for EASY, yet VERSATILE wp contact form plugin?...

Gravity forms is a commercial plugin, but it's worth the money. Unbelievalbe what you can do with it, and drag and drop easy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By Ralf Skirr
15 million blogs deleted. New proof you need to own your web sites!

Hi guys,

wouldn't it be a good idea to be in control of your business and to make sure it stays that way?

Lots of people try to build their business on OTHER people's web sites. Look no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Wordpress security fixes

I think it's way overpriced.

If you want to become a pro in this area check out the paid version of this plugin:
WordPress › BulletProof Security « WordPress Plugins...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Guest posts - Guest writing - Which sites?

I wouldn't bother with wiki sites. Instead look for the best blogs in your niches and try to get in there. More and more blogs allow guest posts.

And check out this:
Guest blogging: Looking for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

The warning about Analytics and web master tools is one of the myths people love to spread. It's plain wrong. A close second to the duplicate content myth.

1. Google Analytics data is not used by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Has JV's ruined the WSO thread?

I don't use WSO reviews for my purchase decisions anymore, they can't be trusted. All glowing reviews are either JV partners of simply fans of the person doing the WSO. They sometimes post how great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: I Have an Idea For an Ebook

Why would you want to write that ebook in the first place?
Because you expect to make good money from it?
For hobby?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: What is the best social media tool for marketers?

Hootsuite and Sproutsocial are both very good. I'm undecided which I like better.

Social Media Management Dashboard - HootSuite (http://hootsuite.com/)

Social Media Management, Twitter Tools,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,563
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Have You Been Succesful in the Meditation Niche?

It's a good niche, certainly with loyal customers. Mostly women.

You need to keep any marketing very personal, and always positive, optimistic. The relationship aspect in this niche is more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Judge my Landing Page and 2nd Step

Great squeeze page.

The only thing I'd change is the subscribe button. Visually it's the strongest element on the page, drawing attention. So I'd put my main keyword there.

'Get Your Dentists...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Help me to choose an Affiliate Platform :-)

The decision point is how you'll attract the affiliates.

Like or not like, big networks like clickbank will give you higher visibility to affiliates.

You could also go the WSO route.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 24,457
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Where to find affiliates to promote your product?

Find out the names for competing products that also have an affiliate program.

Then google 'name review'

The search will show you affiliates promoting to your target audience. Contact them one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Which one is better for a noob!

It doesn't really make a difference which one you start with.

All 4 require very similar steps in research, site, and content creation.

In all 4 cases I would focus on 'a certain niche.'
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Website Bounce Rate Advice

A few thoughts on that...

3 reasons why visitors bounce off:
- poor content
- content doesn't match their expectation, or what they are looking for
- confusing site design, bad usability, too...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Question about domain name fate if Google shuts down AdSense account

I'm pretty sure Google updates its index, and does not keep penalties. They'll keep the record that the site was banned from AdWords, but that itself has nothing to do with the ranking.

The crappy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Better To Target One Site Heavily? Or Many Sites?

It depends on your goals. You'd think in campaigns, not in sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: selling audio

You could put them on Clickbank or similar market places.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,197
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Best wordpress themes for authority sites?

Regarding the theme, the most important aspect is probably how well you can place navigational links to the different sections of your site. (pages and post categories at least, probably even custom...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Is it wise to have all your blog posts seo optimized?

Just found this link, posted by JulioGarabot in another thread here at WF.

Lenghty, but good info.

SEO DOs And DONT’S According To Google: Mixed Signals? | WebProNews...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: "Starting a business" type products are gone with new FTC biz op rule?

Read this:
http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/549479-new-ftc-biz-original-post-rule-effective-march-1st-2012-game-changer.html

And pay special attention to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Is it wise to have all your blog posts seo optimized?

It depends on how you optimize.

For simple SEO, I think it is smart to have most posts focused on 1 main keyword phrase (kwp). That should come naturally when the post is focused on 1 topic.

By...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: RSS Feeds - WITH Images or WITHOUT Images? - What Do You Do?

Images are good for readers. If you hope to get actual readers for your feed, then your news will stand out in their feed reader streams.

When I browse Feeds in my iPad feed readers, I usually pay...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Can you guys have a look?

2 Ideas for improvement:


Put subscription box at the top, many people won t scroll down.
Remove the subscribe button image, it does nothing, it directs attention AWAY from your actual...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Which WordPress Blog Plugins Are A Must?

Instead of the often-recommended all in one seo I suggest to take a look at Yoast SEO for wordpress. I've tested about half a dozen SEO plugins, and this one is superior. It also creates superb XML...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: WhatsThe Deal With Google Plus?

Agreed with that!

In all cases I would
- create a profile,
- fill out the about page
- add links to your main sites to the profile
- put Google's author code on your site.
- put a plus1...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: 1 page sites

The problem with mini sites is that it's harder to promote 50 mini sites than 1 big sites.

The future of SEO will be social signals, and, still, backlinks.

Creating consistent social signals...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,748
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Niche marketers in trouble? Google update to target over-SEOed sites!

What about sites that add value, and -in additon to that- have actively SEOed?

They might get screwed big time, without deserving it.

I heard Panda hit a few good ones, too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Anyone use Google Plus?

Reality check:
Britney Spears
2,360,153 followers on g+

Snoop Dogg
2,094,642 followers on g+

Coldplay
1,270,321 followers on g+
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Anyone use Google Plus?

There's a search feature. You can simply search for keywords, and then filter for people and posts.

Apart from that, look at this:
https://plus.google.com/103907225546063045621/posts/bhdfqDk8eTn...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,748
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Niche marketers in trouble? Google update to target over-SEOed sites!

Google's head of spam fighting, Matt Cutts, has announced Google action against over-optimized web sites.

I found it on Google plus:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: How Do I Use Google Adwords?

That's a big question. Better be more specific. :)

Most of all: get your math right!

If you're promoting an e-book through AdWords, you're likely to lose money - unless it's very expensive and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Q: How To Publish Sales Page Thru FileZilla?

I assume your sales page is a static html or php page, and not meant to be part of wordpress. So, it's not a wordpress theme file.

If this is true, here's how to do it:

The thing is: you can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,641
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Scary, Google may destroy anyone online business just overnight

Reality check:

If someone is saying 'Google destroyed my business' he's should quickly add:

'Oh, I didn't build a business in the first place - I relied on Google to do that for me. Nice they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Help? Client is demanding a full refund?

I don't understand why people recommend to refund the customer.

The work has been done, a contract has been signed and the money has been paid.

For now, the seller doesn't have to do anything....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Study: How To Write Tweets That Your Followers Hate

Scientists had 43,738 Tweets rated by 1,443 people over the time of one year, to find out what types of Tweets they liked, and what they disliked.

How to write Tweets that people LOVE
-...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Any tips on additional improvements to my website?

Instead of creating a squeeze page you could put a sign up form on every page, for example in the sidebar, or at the top left of every page's content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Host Gator Alternative???

I tried many hosts, by far the best I found is Liquid Web | Dedicated Server, Managed Dedicated Servers, Web Hosting (http://www.liquidweb.com).

Works flawlessly and the support is unbelievably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Guest Blogging

Don't give them access to your cp, just make them send the article via email. Only a frequent guest author is worth creating an author account for them.

Consider it if the offered article is...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th August 2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Thoughts on Online ESL Writing Courses?

I don't know about those courses, but here's a great resource I bought a few weeks ago:
Amazon.com: CliffsNotes Writing: Grammar, Usage, and Style Quick Review (Cliffs Quick Review) (9780470880784):...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Fighting the black hat community..

If you can't beat it, try to profit from it.

Put lots of affiliate promotions into your products.

Some of your free-downloaders will actually buy. It's a myth that torrent downloaders never...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Should I form an LLC? Please help...

Once you do business, you are target for law suits. Even more so on the internet.

It's always a good idea to not mix private and business finances legally.

The LLC helps you to separate your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: URL question

You can open a google webmaster account. In the settings you can tell them to use with or without www.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: How are you checking if your website is well otimized for the search engine ?

Google webmaster tools gives you a lot of good information about how Google sees your site and also about technical problems your site may have.

Besides that you can use any good SEO software to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Amazon removing MMR ebooks from Kindle

That's great! What use is a book store that would feature the same book many times under different titles? Annoying for customers. And we haven't talked about the 'quality' of those books yet....
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: WSO Sales Letters

You can create your sales letter in any html editor, just like you would create a normal sales letter.

Then Google "html to bbcode" and use one of the online converters. They give you code that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Google+ Hangout is going to be huge for IM.

That they failed at many things doesn't mean they fail with everything. It only means they develop lots of things - which is good! They had a few winners, and if they keep developing they will have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,938
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: PayPal Making Moves - Pay Attention

The warrior forum is a great community and we have many great people here. But we should also admit that what most of us here do is very different from building a real business.

Many so called...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: This is KILLING ME! Ezinearticles question that is boggling my mind!

Show him the rules, if he doesn't change his mind:

Fire him. :)

Really, clients who know a 'little bit' about marketing always start to mess around with what you as a professional can do for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Will You Tube Die?

Yes. Absolutely.

As well as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Maybe it just happened this moment, please click the links to check if they're still online....

http://youtube.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,504
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Any Alternative to Green Screen Studio ?

Technically you can key out ANY somewhat consistent color background. Video software allows you to define the color you want to remove. So you could stand in front of a green, black, purple or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Choosing between 2 niches

Pick any and get to work.
:)

In the long run the very first niche you picked won't be that important, it's just for learning the stuff, and making decisions like this will be much easier once you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Choosing between 2 niches

Are you saying with an exact match domain competition is left in the dust just by having a cool domain name?

I don't think so.

Google has lowered the impact of EMDs in its rankings.

The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: How to do Youtube Marketing right?

Most of all:

Understand that youtube is killing marketer's accounts sooner or later.



Use it, but don't rely primarily on youtube marketing.
Post to many other video sites as well.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Autoblogs May Be KILLING YOUR TRAFFIC!!

A way to reduce republishing content is to NOT offer full text RSS feeds. If the feed offers an excerpt only, only part of your article shows up on the autoblog, and it will link back to your site.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: Will buying traffic decrease my site's rankings?

Traffic in itself does neither decrease nor increase your ranking.

First of all, to have any influence on ranking, Google must be aware of the traffic and / or it's sources.

- as long as...
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