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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By chriswight
What's New?

I've been out of the IM game for a while now having been swamped with a startup I helped get off the ground. The economy being what it is, my wife's unemployment, and more than a little reckless...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By chriswight
Re: Software for your offline clients?

Both. Software that creates your marketing and then measures the results. The 800lb gorilla in this space would be Hubspot, but we're a little different from them.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By chriswight
Software for your offline clients?

Is anyone using a marketing software suite for their offline clients? Which one? What is the functionality that you like in them or that you think is lacking? Do you use an all-in-one program or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 632
Posted By chriswight
Re: Super Long Sales Videos

Great discussion so far, guys.

Here's my experience with sales videos so far, since I left the details out of my original post. I've sent about 1,450 unique visitors to a few different products as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 632
Posted By chriswight
Super Long Sales Videos

So it's been a while since I've promoted anything but my own products, so I'm a bit befuddled by the recent trend of sales videos. These things are super long, you don't seem to be able to fast...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By chriswight
Re: Integrated IM Dashboard?

I'm surprised, no one has heard of or built something like this already! How hard is it to add Doublelick and other ad servers to the list of supported APIs?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By chriswight
Integrated IM Dashboard?

I'm looking for some software that can pull all my IM channels together and build nice, client-friendly reports. Kind of like an analytics package, but with cost data for my search and display...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By chriswight
Re: readers for my blog

Writing something people want to read about.

It's sounds stupid, but that's how it starts.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By chriswight
Re: Landing Page for Content Network?

Stick with the same guidelines that you would for search. It's still Adwords, so the same rules still apply.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,349
Posted By chriswight
Re: SOBERING REALITY CHECK: $8,400 per month in sales needed to get $2,100/mo in spendable money????

Please tell me you are keeping track of every cent of that $2,000.00 per month in expenses, and that you're ready to hand a shoebox of receipts to your accountant at the end of the year.

Expenses...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By chriswight
Re: What are you most mundane tasks?

Thank you, now that that's out of the way;

Honestly I don't find any of it mundane. The formerly mundane is outsourced or automated, and what's left is work I actually enjoy. That's the beauty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By chriswight
Re: What are you most mundane tasks?

Nothing? Not even a polite chuckle?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By chriswight
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By chriswight
Re: Automatic Client Referral Tracking

Invest in some CRM software, or use an opensource solution. Most of these allow for analytics-style URL parameters that will tag the source of each individual lead. If a lead converts, you can just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By chriswight
Re: What is your social strategy?

HAHAHAHAHA! Classic!

Have you seen whatthe****ismysocialmediastrategy.com?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th September 2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By chriswight
Re: Will varying anchor text hurt your rankings?

Perhaps a little clarification is needed for my reply.

I'm assuming this person isn't an established company doing a lot of business on the web. He's probably launching a very small site or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By chriswight
Re: Exit Pops

adionline,

That's a ri-goddamn-diculous conversion rate! 38%?!? How long a time frame was that from?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By chriswight
My 1,000th Post

Sweet dancing Jehova! Three and a half years and I finally get to 1,000 posts.

I'd like to thank the academy, and all my customers.

I'll take that gold watch now, thank you.

Perhaps now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By chriswight
Re: Exit Pops

This is precisely why I was hoping there was some real research with concrete numbers available. The conventional thinking was that preroll video worked, but it turned out to have something like an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By chriswight
Re: Exit Pops

How do you use them? Offer a discount? An extra bonus? Ask real nice?

Have you looked at sales on return visits in your analytics? I wonder if the exit pop simply steps up the time table on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By chriswight
Re: Exit Pops

Kev- I agree, if the offer was good enough there wouldn't be a need for an exit pop.

Rawservices- Does the exit pop for upsells and discounts work better than including them in the original offer?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By chriswight
Re: was just ripped off...what you can do to avoid being ripped off yourself

Yeah, PayPal's protection (for buyer and seller) only deals with physical goods.

I've heard some creative solutions over the years for this problem. One seller of software actually printed the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By chriswight
Exit Pops

Does anyone have any research showing the effectiveness of the exit popup?

I ask because I read an interesting article on the death of preroll video ads and how they have a staggering abandonment...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By chriswight
Re: Advertising Affiliate Programs in Google Using PPC

Just create your own landing page on your own domain with your own content/pre-sell and most of those pesky Google problems simply go away.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By chriswight
Re: Will varying anchor text hurt your rankings?

Google's LSI should get you ranking for keywords that are that similar. If you're going to vary your anchor text, make sure you're doing it with a different page on the same site. So that each...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By chriswight
Re: Is There A Way To Scrape Jobs Ads That Are Posted Online!

There definitely is- indeed.com has been doing it for years. There's lots of money to be made in aggregation services.

Using Wordpress, you could make a simple version using an autoblogging...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By chriswight
Re: Someone wants me to make the videos for his product launch..Would that be wise?

You'd just be a spokes person/model. There are plenty that have worked on lousy products and still gone on to work on winners. Look at Billy Mays!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By chriswight
Re: Worst Facebook PPC ad...ever?

Stolen images aside, the shocking part was Ed Norton as a Neo Nazi in an ad.

"Get your abs race-riot-ripped in no time!" Eh, it just doesn't work for me...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By chriswight
Re: Worst Facebook PPC ad...ever?

The worst one I ever saw was a fitness one, something about abs, and the picture was Ed Norton in American History X!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By chriswight
Re: Keyword Density

Correct. Keep in mind, however, that keyword density doesn't do much for SEO anymore.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By chriswight
Re: Starting Over

Wow, good to see you're still around too, Keith!

I think I am going to refresh these products. I have an info product that needs updating, and would lend itself to a video course as well. The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By chriswight
Re: Starting Over

Thanks for all the encouragement!

So what specifically does everyone think is the best way to bootstrap my comeback?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By chriswight
Re: Starting Over

That's what I'm doing. Working and consulting to pay the bills, but I want to get online income going again as well.

I'm glad you all have so much faith in me!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By chriswight
Re: Starting Over

Both products were well received when they first came out, but they both need some updating. Both are in the IM niche.

I've been debating trying to do something to refresh them, or just trying to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By chriswight
Starting Over

Hey all,

I've been absent from the forum for almost year. I used to make a ton of money selling my own products and as an affiliate using the old Google Cash method. I didn't adapt with the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By chriswight
Re: Online Reputation Management Planning

Step 1, disable commenting on your sites! :)

Seriously though, engage your customers on their criticisms and see if you can't make them happy. A customer turned from a furious critic to raving...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By chriswight
Re: Update - Emergency! SEO Experts! My horses lives are depending on me! - GOOD NEWS!

Don't stop now. Not to rain on your parade, but Google rankings include some favoritism towards recency. What that means is that new content and links can temporarily give a page a huge boost in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By chriswight
Re: I don't understand something...

If you're properly targeting the phrase, then you should be able to rank along side or even above a behemoth site. While the larger site has more authority, it is unlikely they are actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By chriswight
Re: Do you guys still use directories?

There was recently a link-building article with a bunch of top SEOs being interviewed on their favorite techniques- Rand Fishkin and Aaron Wall among them. All of them listed DMOZ, Yahoo and BTOW as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By chriswight
Re: How to monitor seo's effectiveness?

You're not ranking for them at all? Wowzers.

Are these keywords being used on the site at all? Are they in the title tags? Are you using them as the anchor text in you inbound links?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By chriswight
Re: How to monitor seo's effectiveness?

Go download the SEOBook tool bar and run the Rank Checker for the keywords you are targeting. Keep track of your rankings and their changes each week to assess progress. With search numbers that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By chriswight
Re: A Good PPC Course? Anyone?

Google has their own free Adwords training here: https://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=learningcenter.cs&ctx=go

I would go through that before learning anyone else's ideas...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By chriswight
Re: Question about SEO on site redirect

Theoretically, as long as you use a 301 redirect, your rankings should be maintained.

If the location is the only thing being changed there shouldn't be any effects, however since you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By chriswight
Re: Found some amazon products that I like to promote

Amazon is tough. The commissions on a lot of products are so slim that you'd have to do a ton of business to make it worth while.

I'm not saying you can't make it work, many have, just make sure...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,555
Posted By chriswight
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By chriswight
Re: Single Best Linking Strategy...

Comments are ok, but more often than not they're no-follow. And yeah, we all know that Google sometimes DOES follow them anyway, but their value definitely isn't as high as far as link juice is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By chriswight
Re: Am I wrong? I think a good SEO expert should be able to..

Links are one thing, rankings are another, and KEYWORDS are yet another.

So what if you're on page one for a keyword? Is it a high traffic term? Is it relevant to your business? Does it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By chriswight
Re: How can i find the keywords an old domain already ranks for?

Also check out sites like Compete.com and SEMRush.

It's always a good idea to get your data from more than one source!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By chriswight
Re: Windows 7 (Internet marketing campaign)

Apple sells their image as much as their product, looks like Windows is taking note.

Besides, that ad beats the hell out of this one:
YouTube - Good News - Windows 7 Commercial
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By chriswight
Re: Web 3.0?

24/7 streaming of Viagra ads directly into the visual center of our brains.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By chriswight
Re: Need Help with Google Analytics

Yes, Adwords autotagging is on and clicks and spend appears in analytics. I have goals set up for sales and mailing list opt ins, and opt ins seem to work fine. All pages are tagged with the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By chriswight
Need Help with Google Analytics

I'm selling an ebook on one domain, processing payments with PayPal, and providing downloads on the original domain using DLGuard hosted another. So it's something like this:

domain1 -> PayPal ->...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By chriswight
Who's going to Affiliate Summit LV?

A friend of mine is going to Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas in a few days and was wondering if I knew anyone that she should keep an eye out for.

So who's going???
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By chriswight
Re: Name that Business!

Thanks for the input Katherine!

She's currently in the Boston area (Brookeline) but that may change. She'll probably stay in New England though. I passed along your advice, since you obviously...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By chriswight
Name that Business!

A dear friend of mine is starting her first business. It's a bit new agey, but she's the perfect gal for the job. Think yoga, massage therapy, meditation, life coaching, etc.

I'm helping her get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By chriswight
A Great Article- Had to Share

I just finished reading a great article by one of the guys over at 37signals- if you don't know them or their software, I suggest you get acquainted.

Anyway, it's a great article about turning...
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