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Forum: Website Design 2nd October 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Scott Rankin
Any Wordpress Experts Here?

I need to do a very quick fix to a WP theme for a website I own. I know the fix will literally take a few seconds for an expert to find. I just can't seem to figure it out myself although I do have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th September 2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Web 2.0 Sites by PageRank

Tumblr not being on there gives me the impression that other quality sites were also left out. If anyone comes across a different list, please post as well...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th September 2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Scott Rankin
Web 2.0 Sites by PageRank

Does anybody have a list like this available? I've seen them around over the years, just never bothered to bookmark them. I'm looking for the web 2.0 sites that are built around content sharing (not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Scott Rankin
How To Check CPC Within Adwords

I've been looking for this all day long and can't seem to find it. When you type in the keyword into the tool, it shows search volume, let's me pick from exact/broad/phrase, and it shows me both...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Scott Rankin
Keyword Tools Are Way Off (Yes, Google, You Too!)

Anybody else finding this on any of their sites?

Google KW Tool reports X amount of exact search traffic every month. Then you go to your Analytics, you have the #1 spot, and your traffic for that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By Scott Rankin
Do You Use Tax Free Investments?

I'm sure there are some warriors here who use tax free investments to avoid paying capital gains tax. Whether you've sold a big website on Flippa or your entire internet business. I've gone through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,025
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Selling A Website - Capital Gains Tax?

So if the website was held for less than a year, it would still be classified as: Short-term Capital Gains - correct?

Anyone else care to chime in, please do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,025
Posted By Scott Rankin
Selling A Website - Capital Gains Tax?

Since taxes are due around the corner I was curious what you all are filing website sales as. I sold a couple of websites on Flippa through 2011 and I'm not sure what these qualify as.

I think it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Amazon affiliates in banned states

You can have a legal entity setup anywhere, including around the world. They could've moved from/to a state that wasn't restricted. Lots of reasons. More likely they just don't care and an affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Fluctuating conversion rates for Amazon affiliate sites. I

That's not enough data to call it fluctuating. You didn't get enough clicks to justify anything here. You need many thousands of clicks before you can come to a conclusion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Do Digital Products Sell Well?

Yes. It's one of the fastest growing industries and my personal prediction is its only going up from here, big time. Checkout Clickbank - great source for data.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: What is the difference between a unique click and a non unique click?

Where was this at? Meaning, what ad network did you use to buy those clicks?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Wordpress plugin to build Amazon sites What's the best??

Your two main options are Wordpress or one of those pre-built carts. WP is more flexible, long-term, and in your control. And it's free. I would definitely go with WP everytime.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: PR Distribution - What's Your Experience?

Why did you use *** to block out the other website?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Scott Rankin
PR Distribution - What's Your Experience?

There are many PR distribution services out there, ranging from $50 - $400. If price wasn't an issue, who would you go with?

We're looking to get as much buzz going as possible and want to choose...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Question about SELLING Ecommerce Website

To answer a couple of people above, the reason I'm avoiding Flippa is:

1) This site would sell for over $500k+
2) Rarely, very very rarely, does a deal on Flippa go in that range
3) I don't want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Scott Rankin
Question about SELLING Ecommerce Website

A common problem I would imagine for many high volume established websites is an exit strategy. You can't list on Flippa because most of the deals on that website are small, relatively speaking.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott Rankin
Issues with PayPal!! Need Alternative, QUICK...

So we just had a record month in December and PayPal decided to lock down our account as a risk protection until we talk to them, verify a ton of stuff, and from the sound of it this is going to take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By Scott Rankin
Best Company Selling SSL Certificates?

The thread title says it all :)

Looking to buy an SSL Certificate - cheaply I may add, don't want to break the bank on it!

And this is for an ecommerce site, that accepts payments through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Is Matt Cutts too cool for Google?

HAHAHAHA

Pretty soon the SEO community will be charged to get pictures placed on google, I can see it now...

PPO = Place Picture Optimization ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th July 2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,025
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: So what no critisms of WF allowed?

Your missing the point...

They don't want people starting bashing threads to bash others and others bash them and pretty soon no one is talking about internet marketing, just talking about bashing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Help with content creation?

She does really quality work, I've had someone hire her indirectly for a project and I was very happy :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th July 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,977
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Who Are the GREATEST WARRIORS of 2011?

LOL! I cannot stop laughing at those pics you posted, you guys have a hell of a sense of humor :p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,740
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Article Directories that Publish Instantly

There's literally hundreds that autoapprove and the best way to go about doing this is hitting up the WSO section. For $20 you can get 100-250 approved article links, that's magic baby :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: There's No Such Thing As Set It & Forget It Websites!

There is such a thing but I guarantee you it's not a business, it's a money-maker...

You can do adsense and affiliate stuff on auto-pilot but don't expect it to turn into a huge business on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Why Didn't You Delete My Thread?

We may not always agree with how the mods run this place but let's face it, there needs to be some order around any forum for it to remain successful - without order chaos breaks loose and things get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,580
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Why Googles +1 will fail

The real reason it will fail has nothing to do with the above...

They are adding social features to a search company? Ummm, yeah not gonna happen!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,953
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Thoughts on Reserving WSO Review Space

WSO space cannot and shouldn't be reserved whether you are an elite member or have a fatter wallet - equality for all man...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,814
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: I DONT WANNA GET SUED... HELP (Trademark Infringement)

Can't I trademark AmazonPowerEquipment and then have the right to register it's domain name, AmazonPowerEquipment.com?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,814
Posted By Scott Rankin
I DONT WANNA GET SUED... HELP (Trademark Infringement)

If I wanted to register a domain name or start a company using a popular name, what draws the line?

Some examples:

AmazonPowerEquipment.com could be infringement on Amazon.com
BlueBerry could...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Google's broken? (indexing problems about as of Friday, the 23rd)

SUCH A RELIEF!

SEE: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-ppc-seo-discussion-forum/277094-should-i-worried.html
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Should I Be Worried?

GOOGLE IS CURRENTLY BROKEN, CONFIRMED:

Is Google Broken? Sites Big & Small Seeing Indexing Problems (http://searchengineland.com/is-google-broken-sites-big-small-seeing-indexing-problems-53701)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Should I Be Worried?

Maybe you're right but there must be a reason. Why are these pages being kicked out? :confused:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Should I Be Worried?

90% of those are real product pages. Originally they had content that our suppliers provided. I knew I had to replace that content with unique content. So I hired a writer to go back & re-write each...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Scott Rankin
Arrow Should I Be Worried?

My site is about 2.5 months old & has climbed up the rankings quickly. At the peak we have 1,150 pages indexed. 2 weeks later that dropped to around 900. And today it's around 725.

Most rankings...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Scott Rankin
Top 5 Social Bookmarking Sites For INDEXING

I want to get a lot of links indexed and I know social bookmarking is the way to.

What are your top 5 sites that have a do-follow link for that quick indexing everyone loves? :)

Post them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Scott Rankin
Best Place To Get 1-800 #

It's finally time to get a 1-800 # for one of my sites.

What is everyone using these days?

Looking for a good deal as well, cheap is good in my book :p

Post your recommendations below,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By Scott Rankin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,285
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: here's why the gurus make $$$ and you don't

Great reminder to focus on what matters and forget all the rest. I live my life by this and this forum is a way to reinforce it. Follow one path until success comes!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Need Urgent help pleases

I'll second what Val said above. It's a great place to start and I know many people making full time livings off Amazon. If you still need help, shoot me a PM.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th September 2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: No-follow links - Google ranking

Pagerank just determines how often your site gets crawled and how deeply it gets crawled. It used to be the be all end all, but things have changed - focus on trust, quality, authority, and relevance.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,405
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Godaddy .com domain for $0.99 (September Coupon)

Just registered one.
Can't beat a buck less a penny!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Would this tool have any interest among IM folks?

That sounds pretty useful. I think many others will agree. I catch myself trying to convert different file formats all the time.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: 3 Ways To Stop Relying on Google Rankings

That's why SEO accounts for a % of any real business, not the whole thing. Use search (SEO/PPC), social media, affiliates, and display ads to divide up the pie. Don't rely on one thing to bring home...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Social Bookmarking Question

It can be a lot of work. I have a team in PH who I purchased bookmarking demon for and they are enjoying that. I suggest outsourcing this aspect if you have lots of sites that you need bookmarked on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,048
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Does Auto Blogging Software Really Drive Traffic?

It does but it's only a matter of time before search engines get smarter. The guy/gal who was doing proper SEO from 10 years ago doesn't have a thing to worry about today. But the folks who try stuff...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By Scott Rankin
Getting Publicity Through Twitter, But How?

I've been doing search marketing for many years now. That's really all I've ever done. And when the whole social media explosion happened I thought it was a fad. Something that would come and go.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: FREE 1 Year .com Domain Names - Get Yours Before Offer Expires!

I registered mine a few minutes before posting the thread with no problems.

They clearly say "No Catch" and they way they afford promotions like this is they charge you regular price after the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Scott Rankin
FREE 1 Year .com Domain Names - Get Yours Before Offer Expires!

I know you guys love getting free stuff (who doesn't?), and what better then a free .com domain name to get things rolling.

1and1.com is offering a free .com domain name for 1 full year. Just go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Scott Rankin
$147,500 & 18 Months Later - E-commerce + SEO Works, Here's How

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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: Tip on getting .Edu backlinks for free!

Here's another method that's helpful:

1) Use Market Samurai To Look Up Your Competition
2) Almost Always Someone Will Have Edu Links
3) Go To Their Source
4) 90% Of The Time You Can Get The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd February 2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: WARRIOR CASE STUDY: #116 to Top 10 in 37 Days Step-by-Step

Exactly on point, you've summarized what SEO really comes down to. Everything else is noise but if you get good content with varied quality links to it you should be on track to first page rankings.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: WARRIOR CASE STUDY: #116 to Top 10 in 37 Days Step-by-Step

The domain name was aged but I can't reveal how much because it would hint at which website I was working for. I'm convinced that domain age is a factor and you can achieve results for a 3-4 month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: WARRIOR CASE STUDY: #116 to Top 10 in 37 Days Step-by-Step

I was hired for 30 days for this particular project and I felt it was enough time to make first page rankings happen. The cost were under $500 because a lot of work was outsourced by some of my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: WARRIOR CASE STUDY: #116 to Top 10 in 37 Days Step-by-Step

The cost for all the work was under $500 but I don't have an exact number to give you as I outsourced to various contacts I've made. Yes, I used a few outsourcing companies but they aren't very...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By Scott Rankin
Re: WARRIOR CASE STUDY: #116 to Top 10 in 37 Days Step-by-Step

It depends on the keyword, the website, and the SEO work been done so far. The steps outlined above while help your rankings but I can't guarantee you'll be on page one by any means.

Let me give...
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