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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By thebert
Re: Why does Youtube uses meta keywords?

Hey dsan!

Nice job on the thought experiment. Good on ya. I should have been a little clearer in what the point I was trying to get across. Specifically, if you search DWI Lawyer Los Angeles,...
Forum: Social Media 15th May 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By thebert
Re: How to promote and rank a youtube video

I'm not sure how you're monetizing your videos, but backlinking them should be the foundation of your SEO efforts.

Use social signals to legitimize your backlinks.

Use quality content bolster...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th May 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,838
Posted By thebert
Re: How are YOU? Not TOO Bad.

Yeah Ryan, the most important thing is to get moving. In any direction. Complacency breeds contempt and it usually starts in the most innocuous ways. Something like "Not TOO bad"...

Change implies...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By thebert
Re: 200-300 Visitors a day but no clicks

I'll be glad to help. PM me and I'll have a look...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By thebert
Re: High PR Network RELEVANCY

Make absolutely certain that the domain you are buying has NOT been used for spammy SEO. Check the backlinks to the site. That'll tell you all you need.

It doesn't have to be niche-related at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,822
Posted By thebert
Re: The Death of Spintax: Spun Text Detection Algorithm

Google has no problem detecting poorly spun content. Google will also hammer any rankings for your site that may have resulted from content they deem to have been spun.

I'm on board with DanParks...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By thebert
Re: Are Press Releases still okay?

Yeah, definitely, press releases are still OK. You still have to be providing quality content that provides value to both your potential site visitors and to the PR sites themselves.

Check out...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By thebert
Re: Best place to get Panic Attack and Anxiety PPC traffic?

himanuzo has it right. There is no right answer. We're talking your offer, your advertising wrinkle, your USP, etc. You won't know what works best for you until you test, test, test.

I don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By thebert
Re: Why does Youtube uses meta keywords?

I think it's pretty safe to say that you're made-up word experiment is not definitive. There's no reason in the world why you should rank for a made-up word. In Einstein-esque fashion, let's conduct...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th May 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By thebert
Re: Google Adsense For website

If you apply, it's likely you'll be rejected. Perhaps because of the site, perhaps because of your previous rejections, perhaps because of the country.

If you are rejected, look to monetize the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,569
Posted By thebert
Re: How did you learn SEO?

Self taught. Lots of trial and error. And it's a volatile, ever-changing landscape. Having said that, the simple, fundamental stuff still works.

There are plenty of really good SEO resources...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By thebert
Re: Using Custom Channels on Adsense to make more money off your blog?

There's something wrong with the metrics you're reporting. 150 clicks per month earns you $0.05? Really? Doesn't make any sense...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,495
Posted By thebert
Re: Best way to build 'free' quality traffic?

dejaone got's it right. What's the point of it all if it doesn't bring you customers? How are you adding value to your potential customers and visitors? If you're not, don't expect them to open their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By thebert
Re: Penalizing Your Host

It's safe to say that Google has all kinds of ways to sniff out any number of footprints you may be leaving. Except for the most obvious ones, it's hard to say which of your many possible footprints...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By thebert
Re: best keyword research tool?

I've been using Market Samurai for years. That being said, there's no reason in the world not to use Google's free tools. It doesn't do everything, but it will do most of what you'll need. Save your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By thebert
Re: Need SEO Help

If you want your site to something other than PRO, you need to do at least two things:
1 - Build some authority and brand on your own site with some good content; and
2 - Create some dofollow...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By thebert
Re: Come one, can any one help me with this one please?

OK, if you're really want to know what your competitor is doing, dig a little deeper. Sounds like you've not got to the bottom of why you're outranked. Most SEO types have got at least a couple of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By thebert
Re: How to 301 redirect in this situation

Firstly, you may NOT want a 301 redirect, but a 302. Check this out:
Language Detection redirect: 301 or 302? | Moz Q&A (http://moz.com/community/q/language-detection-redirect-301-or-302)
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By thebert
Re: Help with modern day SEO basics. Do they really exsit?

First off, yes, absolutely modern day SEO basics exist. And here's the first, most basic rule of all. Do your keyword research. I don't know what you've got for keywords but you have to be realistic...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By thebert
Re: Duplicate content question

Absolutely. Duplicate content. EXACTly like strategic seo services said. The only way to avoid any form of duplicate content penalty in this case is to, ah, create some new content.

Even if you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By thebert
Re: Silo Question

Standard practice is to link to the child category. Otherwise, you don't have a silo structure. I always think of these things in terms of concentrating link juice (no pun intended). Mixing your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,759
Posted By thebert
Re: My website dropped on google from 2nd position to nowhere

It's already been covered here in some detail. Theme issues - changing themes is more than just a look and feel thing, it can be a fundamental change in the underlying code. Everything from page load...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By thebert
Re: Need SEO advice

Google has been scrubbing keywords data from Google analytics for some time. That is to say that most of the useable keyword intelligence is no longer available to site-admins via Google Analytics....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By thebert
Re: A Few tips for buying expired/expiring Domains from a guy that has bought over a thousand

Good advice their Mike. If it's too good to be true, well, it just might be too good to be true. Like all things, buyer beware...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By thebert
Re: What is more important on page SEO or off page SEO

Get your on-page ducks in order first. Then deal with off-page factors. They are bot moving targets, with off-page SEO being far more volatile than on-page SEO.

Doing poorly on either of them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By thebert
Re: how hard competitor is walmart

It's a little unclear as to what you mean by "your main competitor is Walmart". If you want to inform like paulgl implies, than sure, you might be able to outrank Walmart. If you want to sell, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By thebert
Re: Some Robot.txt Questions

There is no "big secret" to the robots.txt file. None, nada. zilch.

1. You cannot alter the nature of your incoming and outgoing links (ie: dofollow, nofollow) using a robots.txt file.
2. You...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By thebert
Re: Starting Adsense with Blogspot is a good idea?

Starting with blogspot is a waste of time for any number of reasons. Ad placement, SEO, ad type, real traffic, you name it.

If you can't afford, or don't want to invest in a self-hosted site,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By thebert
Re: Can You Still Make Money With Adsense ?

The quick money in Adsense is gone. As it is with all things Google. Of course it's still possible to make money in Adsense. But you have to be willing to put in real work and invest, like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By thebert
Re: Article submissions and similar?

When you say "decent articles", what does that mean? Content that is of real value to real people will always be worth something to your SEO efforts.

If your articles are of real value to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By thebert
Re: Wordpress Theme Clone Prevention Plugin

Yeah, this is an uphill struggle. Forget about the fact that Wordpress is opensource and that virtually all the code, plugin and theme, is completely visible and can easily be rewritten by an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By thebert
Re: Copy write question

Questions of Karma and value aside, the answer to your question is a simple 'yes'. Whether or not it's legal would be a matter for the courts.

The question that could be put to you is very, very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By thebert
Re: How to find successful sales pages?

Check out the WSO that have remained at or near the top over the past week/month. Check out Clickbank and see what's selling there. That should give you plenty of ideas.

Don't forget some off-line...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,146
Posted By thebert
Re: Do you make money with a tiny list?

You say the list originated from a solo-ads. You will need to warm this list up somehow. If you're open rates are low, try throwing caution to the wind and email them something edgy. Anything to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By thebert
Re: I just sign up at safe swaps. I need help please

Make absolutely sure you are tracking your clicks, conversions, etc correctly. If you can rely on that data, then you can rely on your tests. And, like everyone is saying, you MUST test.

When...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th March 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By thebert
Re: It has been 1 month and my site is NOT ranked in Google for any Keywords...

You say you've posted 16 SEO optimzed articles. Are they original? Are they spun? What kind of SEO did you do? What niche? What's been indexed? Any other backlinks? Have you checked your weblogs to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By thebert
Re: How Long Should I Make My Free Trial Period

I would think that anything beyond 14 days is too long given the price point.

I would also be looking to stack some value into your trial offer. Something to make the trial look like a total...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By thebert
Re: Sell Ads on Your Site or Newsletter? You Can be SUED...

Agreed. If you have assets that could be targeted as a result of a lawsuit, then you should be careful.

There are always enterprising lawyers looking to maximize their clients results. There's no...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 8th March 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By thebert
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Super-Cool WP Plugin Series (1 of 3) Launching Soon

Hey moinuddin!

Shoot me a PM and I'll drop you a link to the plugin! And thanks for offering to do a review!

thebert
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 7th March 2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By thebert
[Reviewers Wanted] Super-Cool WP Plugin Series (1 of 3) Launching Soon

Hey Fellow Warriors!

I'm launching a series of WordPress plugins focused on SEO, content spinning and WP security. The first one launches in the 3-4 weeks.

This plugin pulls both LSI and...
Forum: Copywriting 10th February 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By thebert
Re: Free Milk!? Who Is Going To Buy The Cow???

Giving stuff away adds value to the relationship you have to have with your customer and clients. Those relationships are what will make or break you.

There's a fundamental part of selling that...
Forum: Copywriting 10th February 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By thebert
Re: Could Use Some Pointers for Landing Page

SEO optimization and opt-in conversions are usually very different animals! You can gauge your SEO results by keeping track of where you are in the SERPs, but that isn't going to tell you anything...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By thebert
Re: Is this a viable idea?

Do a little market research first. Try pitching your idea to a handful of businesses that you intend to target.

Get an idea of what you can charge, where the different service levels are and what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By thebert
Re: Rapid Adsense earnings drop

Best practices would dictate that you diversify your income streams. It doesn't matter how well you're doing now, you can be absolutely positive that the Adsense rules are going to change.

Having...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By thebert
Re: 436 clicks, 0 conv :(

There's no why in the world I would try this on 7Search. Their traffic is just way too poor.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, you're not actually marketing, you're hoping. Focus on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,838
Posted By thebert
Re: Whats Your Top SEO tips/secrets?

1. Private high PR network. I control backlinks, anchor text, etc.
2. Really good keyword research, including LSI keywords
3. Patience : )
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By thebert
Re: Beginner SEO Keywords questions please?

<title> tags are site wide. Make the change in the WP SEO section you're showing in your screenshot.

Since your site is still under development, make sure you silo it. You can do this in WP...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By thebert
Re: can you rank for this keyword easily

No, you cannot rank for this keyphrase easily. Check out the attachment. In a nutshell, here's why (top 10 SERPs):
You cannot easily deal with the page PR (0-4) and domain PR (3-9)
You cannot...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By thebert
Re: Best Anchor Text

Yukon's pretty much nailed.

I would add that internal keyword links can negatively impact keyword density. Be careful that your whatever anchor text you are using keeps keyword density below 2.5...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By thebert
Re: Help with Landing Page

I would agree with svalegria - too many leaks on the page. Your visitors just have too many choices.

Limit the number of choices. From what you say in your post, the call of the Adwords campaign...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By thebert
Re: How Watching Shark Tank Makes You a Better Copywriter

Yeah Alex! You got it. Passion rules.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By thebert
Re: Any recommendations on my situation

1. Get grounded.
2. Try to understand what led to your successes and especially your failures last time around.
3. Find that something here that resonates with your successes.
4. Create a plan...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By thebert
Re: Should You Always Write About What You Love?

It pretty much goes without saying that writing about things you know, or like, or are passionate about is relatively easy. But like any other skill, writing gets easier with practice.

I say...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th February 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By thebert
How to Get Everything You Want by Giving Google Exactly What They Need

Crack the Google code! Secret Google loophole! Backdoor Google hack! Who knows, they might exist, but you're better off saving your money and betting on a sure-thing. That, my fellow marketers, is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd February 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By thebert
Google Wants you Gone: Why Big G Is Locked, Loaded and Aiming Right at You.

A bitter cold wind sweeps across an empty plain. Silence rules. You lower your head, feel the cold find it's way into your bones, turn your back and walk away.

This is your business we're talking...
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