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Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th June 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By gadget_man
Re: The new 4g iphone....could today be the day? (fingers crossed)

There's a good link below with all the details, although it doesn't mention a UK date.

iPhone 4 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jun/07/iphone-4-apple-wwdc)

It was only announced a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th June 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Tracking202 Has Been Re-Acquired by Original Founders

Got an email from them today about this. I don't use it at t he moment but it is a great tool and free as well. Hopefully this will mean good developments in the future. I know lots of marketeers use...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th June 2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By gadget_man
Re: The new 4g iphone....could today be the day? (fingers crossed)

That's right, the iPhone 4 was announced today and will be released on 24 June with the iPhone 3GS becoming the budget model. The 3G model will be dropped.

Looks like a major advance on the 3GS to...
Forum: Website Design 7th June 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Please Review My Affiliate Website

We're ready to review, just post the URL please!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Ugly..... Doubled My Income

Good advice Johnny. I'd of never even considered such a basic banner. Goes to show never underestimate the power of testing things out.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th November 2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Do car stero's play mp3's

It's only in the last few of years that car stereo's have started to come with MP3 capability. Like John said, it usually says on the unit somewhere. If the cars are older models then there's little...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th November 2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Top 10 Google Chrome features to boost your productivity

I've just started to use Chrome , and it seems pretty good so far. I've got fed up with Firefox having problems recently.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Is it even worth it to use directories?

I think it's a waste of time. Having your link in lots of directories will make a difference, but the time it takes you would be better spend elsewhere. If you can find someone to do the submissions...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By gadget_man
Re: What's your CTR on AdWords and how to improve it?

If you are using multiple keywords per adgroup than (assuming you're on the search network) try going through and analyse those keywords that are getting loads of impressions but no clicks, therefore...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By gadget_man
Re: What's up with google lately?

Google has taken a lot longer recently in index sites, I've had them in the listings overnight in the past, but not any more. You will get there any day now.

Also, Ezinearticles seem to be taking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Something to consider with your backlinks

Good advice. I always struggle to find enough relevant links so throwing a few non in there works well for me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Interesting keyword results on Google

I see a similar phenomenon with one of my site. I'm targeting a specific three word phrase but in my seo work I'm putting two of the words together. The market isn't a big but my reasoning is that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Folder/Page Names & SEO...

Exactly what yuyuan says. Always try to use a dash to separate works - it's just like using a space. I try and have all my page names, images names, etc in that format to maximise seo results.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By gadget_man
Re: MS Hiring Yahoo Employees for Bing SE

Think you're right. MS seems pretty serious this time about challenging Google and I think it needs to be as Google could be well placed to challenge MS's dominance in the software marketplace should...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By gadget_man
Re: MSN Loophole and Bing

I also didn't realize that they put so much weight on title tags and age. The age thing probably explains why my sites are doing so badly in Bing compared with google.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Free $50 ads on MySpace

Good spot - thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to try MySpace for a while and this might just be the kick I need.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By gadget_man
Re: BIg Brand UK company in trouble for twitter spam!

I think sites like Twitter and Facebook present too big a temptation for advertising due to the shear size of their membership. As said, I wouldn't see this episode as bad publicity. I'm not likely...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By gadget_man
Re: PPC Keywords Noobs Should Target??

I would go with what GeorgR alludes to. Go for low cost at first and get yourself comfortable with the whole experience. If you get it wrong with low cost kw's then you may only be a few hundred...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By gadget_man
Re: How long for google to register backlinks?

As lntelinside says social bookmarking sites are crawled by google almost constantly. I put up a new site last week and bookmarked it on two social bookmarking sites and it showed up on google within...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By gadget_man
Re: SEO - It's contagious!

That's a great way to teach your son and disguise it as fun! You never know, had might be one of the leading internet marketeers in a few years. I really I wish I'd have got involved when I was a lot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Microsoft search engine?

I'd never even heard of it. It's a good looking site though, however my sites are nowhere near as high as in google so I hope it isn't a success!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By gadget_man
Re: google's new "wonder-wheel"

It's been useful to get a basic set of keywords around a theme but then I use my regular keyword tools to take it from there. I dont think I'd miss it though if they took it away.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Adwords Placement- Which is Better?

In my experience top is better. It's directly in the line of site and the most obvious part of the page your visitors will look at. I find it's a little easier to integrate a right hand bar into a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By gadget_man
Re: PageRank Update

Thanks for letting us know. I wasn't expecting any updates just yet.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Best Article link "click here" or Anchor Text for back link?

I think it depends on what you want from the link. I would use 'Click Here' for driving visitors to the site whilst I would use some keyworks for the text if I was more interested in the link for SEO...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st May 2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gadget_man
Re: who's using the new adwords interface?

Just started using it. As with anything new I'm still finding my way around but after a few weeks I'm sure it will all become second nature.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st May 2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By gadget_man
Re: High PR Blog Directories to Increase Baclinks

Thanks for the list. Some good links there.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By gadget_man
Re: On page 1 of google but no traffic?

Where on page one are you. In my experience you need to be in the top three to get good traffic. I've had sites make it into the bottom four places on page one and see very little traffic change from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,426
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Get A Search Engine Friendly Backlink from Google.com!

Thanks for this. Something I never knew about - it's amazing all the little tips you pick up on here. Doing it right now!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Blog question - to ping or not to ping?

I've never botherd pinging my blolg, but maybe i should. Still a bit confused. It's a wordpress blog on my own domain. Would this use ping-o-matic automatically or do I have to configure something?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Twittley.com - Have You Tried It?

Never heard of it but it looks like a good idea. I'll take a closer look at it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,797
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Finally, I Broke the $100 Threshold for Adsense in a Month...Heck Yeah !!!!

Well done on your achievement. I get so little traffic on my blog I don't deem it worth even adding Adsense yet!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,053
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Do you pay to be list in a directory?

If it's just $1-$2 and it looks at good directory then I'd pay, but some of the amounts that some directories ask is just not worth it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By gadget_man
Re: 4 Common SEO mistakes to avoid

One further and important is to write your domain in one way and stick to it. For example the following all go to the same website but are all seen as different addressed so choose one and stick to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Ever have Google yank your page completely from results?

I wouldn't read too much into it. As Franck says it does happen quite often whilst google is doing its updating thing. You just happened to search for your website at the wrong time.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th April 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By gadget_man
Re: what Network accepts international members?

I think you will be ok with most networks - certainly all of the biggest accept foreign members. A quick look at their faq should tell you before filling in the application.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Time Factor Between SEO and PPC

Personally I'd just stick to seo for a blog. As long as your content is good then there's no need to worry about googles algorithms changing. It is free traffic as well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Adwords Supremacy Is LIVE

Never heard of it before but it sounds good. I'll take a look at it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Forum sig and backlink

The sig links on this site are do follow.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By gadget_man
Re: What is more competitive today: PPC or SEO?

I'd agree with your sentiments. There is so much PPC competition these days that unless you're very good at what you do it's very difficult to make a living out of it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Step-By-Step PPC Videos for Newbies

Thanks for sharing these. I'll take a good look at them.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Ranking on www.google.co.uk PROBLEM. Help!

What is your domain suffix - if it's .com rather than .co.uk it will naturally show higher on the US site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Accurate Free Keyword Analyzer?

Does anyone pay for such a tool and thimk it's worth it, or would your recommend sticking with google?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th March 2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By gadget_man
Re: What are your hobbies?

I'm not very active but i like F1 and playing on the PS3 or just browsing the internet. I like my music as well. Never seem to get enough free time though. Retirement is a long way off yet!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By gadget_man
Re: PPC VS SEO

I think a lot of it depends on the content of your site. If it's a time-related niche (such as a sporting event) then seo is no good - you simply won't have the time - so PPC is your only option.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By gadget_man
Re: seo question

I don't think a month is anywhere near enough to get you to the top. Assuming it is a reasonably competitive market some of your competitors will have been building their search engine position for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Do big "Order Now" buttons convert better than smaller ones?

I think it depends on the size of the buttons you're using now. I'm sure there is a optimum size and it is possible to be too big so as to make you site look to 'pushy'. I'd change to larger ones for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,960
Posted By gadget_man
Re: what operating system do you use

XP for me. Don't really see the point on changing to Vista.
Forum: Website Design 6th March 2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Wow... did you know that hostgator offers loads of free templates?

I didn't know either but there are some great looking templates there. As you say, you could pay a lot of money for some of them at other sites. Thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By gadget_man
Re: What are some effective article sites

I've submitted to all of the site that Ryan6 mentions and I get by far the most traffic from ezinearticles. They are so much ahead that I don't really bother with the others anymore. My niche is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By gadget_man
Re: I found the BEST AdWords Adcopy/Wording today...

I'm sure google won't tollerate this trend for much longer. Once they see it being abused I think they'll put a stop to it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Reciprocal Links - Does They Work?

You're better off with one way links, I'd forget reciprocal directories if you can although some allow you to put the reciprocal link on another page tucked away in your site whilst you get a link to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 939
Posted By gadget_man
Re: $2100 Tax Refund - What to Do?

Did you decide whatto do in the end? I'd pay off the debt, but I'm often accused of being too sensible.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,109
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Page Rank? It's a joke or what?

As you say, serps is a lot more important when to comes to attracting visitors and hence revenue. PR is becoming more and more unreliable with every update.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By gadget_man
Re: SEO and Recession period

I agree with this scenario. A relative of mine has just turned to online sales to prop up his failing retail store - for the price of a months rent he got a new website, and for the price of another...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By gadget_man
Re: Why is my website not listed after I added a few backlinks?

I think you need a longer term strategy. New site will often get better placings but they will slip back to a more natural placing over time.
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