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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By DireStraits
Re: New WSO or product purchase?

I'm confused. You made money before and had a solid "method". Now you don't and you're looking for new ideas. Why wouldn't you start off with what you know? Morbid principle?

I'd take a proven...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Dear Sirs in Warrior

Simple: Online or off, the easiest way to make money is doing whatever you're good at.

You might not get rich, but if you're good at making or providing something for which there's enough demand,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Getting visits (referral) from unethical websites/forums

Theoretically, the VPN could be to blame. Do you visit your own sites a lot?


You could be using a VPN hosted on the same server as those sites you see in your stats, or the operator might...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Microniche website question ?

They say Google likes and hates a lot of things. "They" are also very often quite clueless, ill-informed or peddling an agenda. If there is any SEO benefit to be had from using so-called EMDs...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd February 2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,226
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Is any simple way to remove stress?

Well, you know, some people just really like wedding cake. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By DireStraits
Re: I wonder if this guy does IM

I mean seriously, how flipping libellous. For all anyone knows, old pater was in the laundry business. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18880269) ;) :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Relationship between Alexa rank & no. of visitors

Some formulas may get you closer than others, but the only way you'd be able to sort the wheat from the chaff is by having the accuracy of your estimations validated/scored by those with access to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Am I doing something wrong with my Amazon affiliate link

Tracking, basically. Amazon wants as much insight into your visitors as possible and can't calculate your CTR without first knowing the number of ad/link impressions.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By DireStraits
Re: My Amazon affiliate business shut down

It would seem to me that you have at least two main options.

If you're concerned about retaining full control over your Associates account, you might consider incorporating in a permissible state...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Guest Blogging

This is very true.

The thing so many people forget (and maybe it's a good thing if it stops them acting on unsavoury motives) is that Matt Cutts leads the web spam team.

The "PR" aspect of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Article Marketing Help Needed?

Article marketing is legit, but what your friend is selling you doesn't even begin to describe it. What this is is a pretty sloppy, démodé method that you could once use to earn a few nicker over a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Recommendation For SEO Training Course

I'm not quite an "SEOer" in the elitist sense of the word in that I neither rely upon it for my own traffic, nor make my living teaching it to others. I wouldn't know, or really care, if my knowledge...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th January 2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,615
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Do You Think You're Attractive

In all seriousness, I look around and don't see a whole lot of naturally physically attractive people by sort of mainstream standards.

Nothing short of prosthetics will hide the odd facial bone...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th January 2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,433
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Aujourd'hui, nous sommes tous les Français

Apparently it's a picture taken earlier in their relationship, before the guy had converted her or at least consummated his brainwashing. I would assume the former, because posing dressed like that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Any recommended software for affiliate marketing?

NeurOS 2015 running on the Grey Matter virtualised environment. I swear with Jehovah as my witness (chap's running a tad late but will be here soon, anyway) that this is the one crucial bit of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th January 2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,433
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Aujourd'hui, nous sommes tous les Français

Oh, I'm sure they do. They call them housewives and they live half a dozen to a house, like some sort of micro-nunnery, I gather.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th January 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,433
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Aujourd'hui, nous sommes tous les Français

Heh. My dad, brother and I were just discussing this yesterday.

Not to take this off topic, but although this place (Hull) has had its problems since WWII it's been heavily transformed with the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th January 2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,790
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Prince Andrew: Did He or Didn't He?

I doubt we'll ever know the truth about this and a lot of other significant cases of alleged sexual offences involving people in high places, particularly as long as any of the accused are still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,660
Posted By DireStraits
Re: How did you earn your first $100 online?

I remember that $100 pretty well, but isn't it always the case that the first sales are the most memorable?

Back around 2002 I had a hobby site catering to DarkBASIC Professional (a simple...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st November 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Some dogs just want to have fun.

Hehehe. :D

Some of the bounding big breeds are like vacuum cleaners. My ex's dog - a black Lab - would most likely have tried to devour the bowls and plates as well.

My old dog Bud...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,308
Posted By DireStraits
Re: AdSense safe traffic?

No such thing exists. It's against AdSense policy and sooner or later (probably sooner) you will be sussed out and banned.

There is a not-so-fine line between regular paid advertising that stirs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Ever Request a Refund for a Crappy Product?

In principle, yes. Happily. More than that, it's almost a civic duty.

Mercifully, it's rare that I have to. I'm fairly prudent, always doing my homework before buying anything and aren't a...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st October 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By DireStraits
Re: PPA vs. Affiliate Marketing

Whatever form of offer you promote, in whatever niche, the basis of successful marketing is the same. It starts with building credibility, the perception of which is not helped by claims or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Performance at ezine = 0?

No disrespect, but I just had the same impression of you about social media.



I can tell you one thing: there are some major holes in this logic.

Foremost is the ridiculous assumption that...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 18th July 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 31,866
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Launching something big in 7 days

Gosh... given the pantomime of modern politics, this sounds more like an inevitability we'd long begged and prayed never to have to endure. But upvote for Chelsea. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th July 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By DireStraits
Re: The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

Not if we can help it. :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th July 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By DireStraits
Re: The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy

Aye, we pesky Brits do indeed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Trident_programme) have a continuous seaborne nuclear deterrent. Apparently the thing is up for replacement, but at the moment there are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd June 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,615
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Replace One Word In A Movie Title With The Word "Bacon".

Just a few off the top of my head:

Babe: Bacon In The City
Bacon Hunter
Good Morning Bacon
Stand By Bacon
Field of Bacon
Saturday Night Bacon (hmm, sounds kinky)
Bacon In a Bottle
Bacon Buck
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th June 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Friends Hurts Me.

Just wipe your hands with her and tell her where to go. And raise your standards while you're at it. ;)

If it consoles you at all - which I'm sure it doesn't - I've observed from quite a young age...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th June 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,572
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Which Antivirus do you use?

Heck, I must have had just about every antivirus and security suite going over the years. But for the past few all I've used is Microsoft Security Essentials (or Windows Defender), supplemented by an...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st June 2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By DireStraits
Re: College is different than 30 years ago

I have to say that I can't agree with you enough, though I'd like to state that my reasons for believing such aren't born of political ideology. My view hasn't changed a jot in spite my having done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By DireStraits
Re: There Is a Critical Problem...

Yeah, I was on a ton of these types of lists, having initially signed up thinking I'd start a kind of swipe-file. In the end you might say it was more of a "wipe-file", because nothing you glean from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By DireStraits
Re: What's the best way to learn HTML?

HTML isn't really a language, or code, in a true sense; that stuff is far more difficult to learn. It's really just markup.

I don't think there's a better online reference than W3Schools...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Optimum article length question

Probably not an answer SEO anoraks would be proud of, but Wealthyclark just about hit the nail on the head.

I think you have to be honest with yourself here: either you realise that the most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By DireStraits
Re: I've Been Hacked Repeatedly, "Help"...

Everyone: It seems this thread had lain dormant from the back end of January until a few days ago, when JensSteyaert mysteriously revived it. Unless I'm missing something (e.g. the OP's reappearance...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th May 2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,508
Posted By DireStraits
Re: eCigs are to be regulated by FDA

Well, either that or it'll just turn filthy players into even filthier criminals and force them to get serious.

Regulation doesn't seem to have killed the massively lucrative trade in knockoff...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 6th May 2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,177
Posted By DireStraits
Re: We're improving Warrior Forum infrastructure

Yep.

A pretty consistent, obvious and substantial increase in speed from here.

It's difficult to convey how infuriating a sluggish, strained site can be.

Sod's law, I guess, but it sends...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd May 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Using IE? Don't.

Just a heads-up to say a fix appeared in Windows Update this morning, dated yesterday.



Equivalents should be available for other OS and browser versions. Apparently they concern this security...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st May 2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Using IE? Don't.

I have to say it'd be pretty disingenuous of me to let that idea slip by unchallenged. An itchy trigger finger has given me a loose and vaguely cohesive body of knowledge which doesn't lend itself...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th April 2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Using IE? Don't.

I recall reading the other day that Internet Explorer on certain editions of Windows (and/or Windows Server) is immune because it runs in Enhanced Protected Mode.

This isn't the case anymore on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Any German Here?

LOL. I'm not German, but if I were, I'd probably tell you to 'haben sie etwas Respekt!' for a comment like that.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th April 2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By DireStraits
Re: How happy is 'A Room Without a Roof' really?

Blasphemy. We're never gonna give him up. Read it and weep. (http://tinyurl.com/64kdf6)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th April 2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Windows XP Support Is Ending

I can't honestly see this being true. Windows 8.1 was, if I'm not mistaken, released chiefly to placate those dismayed by the absence of the Start button and menu that featured in previous versions....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd April 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Warrior Experts Help

You may be right. I just thought a quick helpdesk response would be decisive enough to warrant the removal of further threads on the topic (seeing as this is at least the second from the OP) and save...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd April 2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Warrior Experts Help

seomaster5: Between the response Dennis has given you here and those received in your other thread (http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topic-forum/915523-signatures.html) on this same subject several...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd April 2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By DireStraits
Re: April Fools Day! What have you seen?

Oh they do, but mostly only over the integrity of hysterical eyewitnesses. :p
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st April 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,431
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Gay couples marry in England

I'm reliably (?) informed by many a middle-aged chap that it isn't so much the "prick" as what comes after it that is the real marriage killer. Something or other about ballooning. :eek:

Gay...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Amazon sales not getting shipped?

You appear to have misunderstood.

The OP is asking specifically in relation to affiliate sales generated through Amazon Associates - nothing to do with FBA. As others have said, some orders are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,808
Posted By DireStraits
Re: how to write a good article within 60 minutes?

This doors business was something prescribed in Stephen King's On Writing, wasn't it? Write with the door shut and rewrite with it open, or something?

A good one, that. Gleaned a few nuggets...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st March 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,431
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Gay couples marry in England

It's not the principle of same-sex marriages that bothers me. As an atheist libertarian to whom marriage means absolute squat, I have no real axe to grind either way.

Secular weddings have gone on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By DireStraits
Re: The hosting problem you'd like to have.

Aha - no more need be said. What you've got there is what I'd call a bloody great whale of a site. Different "rules". :p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By DireStraits
Re: The hosting problem you'd like to have.

The 2 pages per second limit is the very highest setting in Webmaster Tools, isn't it? You can take it way lower than that, and probably should unless your content changes constantly?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By DireStraits
Re: What I should do if someone cloned my website

Eh? How does this explain away the different PayPal and email address? Sounds pretty clear cut and not at all innocuous, to me.

OP: Most times, complaints and threats to the offending party in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd March 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By DireStraits
Re: I Saw A UFO A Couple Days Ago

I experience UFOs on an almost daily basis while out and about cycling.

In the summer months it's a real pain. The constant facial drubbing is not entirely pleasant.

Sometimes the little green...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Who is your same-sex celebrity crush?

Nobody's going to tell me Tom Cruise isn't as mad as a hatter, but then again, nor will they tell me his movies aren't intensely watchable. I reckon it's a safe bet that the people who most like to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Speeding The Website

I'm no expert, but would guess that an adequate hosting plan with a reputable host should all but rule out the possibility of server-side bottlenecks being the major cause of any slowdown.

You...
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