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Forum: Suggestion Forum 21st October 2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Can we get get quicker service from staff regarding WSO's?

I'll get myself squared away properly, thanks.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 20th October 2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Posted By mattlaclear
Can we get get quicker service from staff regarding WSO's?

Seems to be a lot slower than it used to be. As in nonexistent.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th October 2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Define marketing in five or less words

Get Your Offer Right, First.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th October 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 248
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Captain Kirk Finally Gets To Go Into Space For Real

Forever ending the Kirk v. Picard controversy. One has actually been to space. :)
Forum: Email Marketing 20th October 2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: What works for you with cold emails?

Back before I started our SEO agency in 2009, I was a prolific cold email spammer. We had one million real estate agents on our list, and I had a bulletproof server that sent to it 5x a week. We also...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: H1 Headings: Over 50% of SEOs Are Doing it Wrong – Are You?

It's so easy to test H1s on SEO. There really is no reason to take anyone's word for it. Google sometimes lies. There, I said it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Remove spammy backlinks

We rarely see such links hurt rankings. We know this because I am very OCD and disavow them all at the domain level as dave_hermansen suggested. We haven't seen a rank increase from disavowing links...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th October 2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Why Single People Smell Different

Standing in school lines I learned that blond girls' hair smelled like cream of mushroom soup. I was in third grade when I made that life-changing discovery. Of course, at the time the soup was my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th October 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Don't believe everything you think....

Speaking of cognitive dissonance, we're all about to get a crash course on it I think. What people think they know is about to evaporate.
Forum: Beginners Area 20th October 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Copywriting VS marketing

Learn to craft compelling offers. Traffic is simple to get. But without a good offer, you won't make money. It's all about the offer.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 523
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Does migrating a website hosting location affect SEO?

As long as you do not change slugs the only thing you need to worry about is the speed of the server.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Almost time for the holidays

The 100+ container ships parked off California might make shopping a bit harder this season. Amazon deliveries are still fast though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Which ad do you think works best?

Influencers by a longshot if it's the right influencer. In his newsletter, an influencer mentioned me and my Link Building book shot to #3 overnight on Amazon. After that, he started sending me his...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th September 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Norm MacDonald is dead

I just found out via this post. Really sucks. Thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Web Sales Enquiries Have Stopped

Are you still having the problem? If you pm me the link I can lend you an extra set of eyeballs. Scary business sometimes.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Do Exact Match Domains Still Work?

Hi Dave, fancy meeting you here. :)
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 28th September 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By mattlaclear
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: I need your ideas

I never heard of those, thanks! Great tip!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: John Mueller: What to Do About Old Low-Quality Content

I made piles of money ignoring every word that comes out of John Mueller's mouth. Just saying.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: What's the difference between doing National SEO vs Local SEO?

Get them from all those places you listed. You will run out of opportunities fast. So target all of them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: What's a good strategy to convert your free users to the paid ones?

I like keeping the front-end offer free and useful. That makes it possible for us to run altruistic ads. We earn money in the backend with free webinar training where we pitch our services. Some free...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Alternatives to WordPress

From an SEO perspective, I love WP not because it is more rankable. Thought they might be. But WP does the best job stopping hackers. Malware gets into some platforms and it's impossible to root it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: What's the difference between doing National SEO vs Local SEO?

A local campaign requires accurate NAP Listings and local links. The locality of the links is king in local. Relevancy of the links is king for national SEO.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Google SEO: Eight Tips to Achieve Page One Results

A good list, but none of it matters if you can't get links. I'd start with that, then move to the rest once you get it figured out. Then the other factors will matter.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By mattlaclear
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Do Exact Match Domains Still Work?

They still work. Just look in the SERPs.
Forum: Beginners Area 28th January 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Offsite SEO

No pings are not links. The best way to earn backlinks is to pul a list of premium prospects you would LOVE to receive a link from. Then start looking for ways you can help them. You'd be surprised...
Forum: Beginners Area 28th January 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Questions before my new journey

What Dave said, but if you post a transcript, make sure you edit it. We speak differently than we write. Then build links and more links.
Forum: Beginners Area 28th January 2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,045
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: I'm a MORON. How do I get started making money online?

Learn to make your first $1 online without investing in anything. Then do it again and again. This usually means a service, though. The days where a beginner can jump in and make big bucks off an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Want to Get More Clicks?

Brian Dean is one of the voices in our industry I trust. He bases his posts on case studies and actionable step-by-step guides. If Brian says it, you can believe it. Helpful share, OP.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: How to protect against a negative SEO attack?

Care to explain your stance? OP has an issue and is fighting it. The last thing he needs is a lecture from you. Just saying.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: My site disappeared from Google results...(Please help!)

Changing your internal link structure screwed you up. If you upgrade to Yoast SEO Premium, it comes with a redirect feature. It's a tool, though; you can't get your SEO intelligence from it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 639
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Answer posting is one of the way of SEO

Right now, the SERPs seem to be offering way better CTRs for question keywords. Using the new ahrefs keyword tool feature makes it very easy to find the questions.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 700
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Will my site lost backlinks after switch to https?

Superbad advice. Https is a ranking factor for all sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Voice-powered search is one of emerging tech that will impact SEO

What is the purpose of this post? To introduce us to the concept of voice search? We already know, thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 199
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: SERP Same Position for 2 Months

Easy solution, get more links. Link building is SEO, man.
Forum: Beginners Area 27th January 2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Hi! I'm new here!

Welcome to the fray, Therese! Glad to have you in the pack. I have run an SEO agency for over a decade and started it right here on the forum selling a Warrior Special Offer (WSO). You found the...
Forum: Beginners Area 27th January 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: website adress in youtube videos?

Add it to the very top of your video description for starters. Reference it in the video, too if you can pull it off without forcing it.
Forum: Beginners Area 27th January 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Keyword Cannibalization

Optimize the articles for different keywords and you’ll never have to worry about keyword cannibalization. People run into problems when they go after several different long tail versions of a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 524
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Is $1 a minute expensive for custom video creation?

Camtasia 2019, and Audacity (for Window Users) is all you need. Record the audio first, then piece together the presentation using screen capture, Broll from videoblocks.com, and annotations.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: What is the best SEO tool suite at affordable price?

Strong opinion, can you elaborate on why you don't like it?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Is this an example of negative SEO?

Having your site scraped and reposted elsewhere is not negative SEO, but I would disavow the links just the same — no sense leaving things to chance.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: does making keywords bold have any effect?

Bold and italics text is excellent for breaking up the monotony of blocks of text. But as an SEO practice, it is bush league.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 579
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

Having run an SEO agency for the last decade, I always disavow. It's more an OCD response than best practice kind of thing, though. Bugs me having them sitting in my profile. Most of the time it...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th January 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Success Factors of Email Marketing Campaign

I think your list is very bare and could use some fleshing out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 457
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: How much important is Article in driving new traffic?

The key to writing articles to drum up business is to use them as dog whistles that call in your ideal buyers. Generic content won’t get the job done. It needs to be something that helps your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Are people still investing in offline marketing?

If a strategy is producing ROI for a business, it doesn’t matter if it is online of offline. If it works, it works.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 805
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Really can use advice on marketing my tourism company

Your next play is simple, create what Brian Dean of Backlinko.com calls a Really Long List (RLL). What you do is create one with at least 100 things tourists can see in your city. Then reach out to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Digital marketing when you are in B2B

What does Bill Gates have to do with Digital Marketing? Generic tips do not help anyone. Waste of everyone's time.
Forum: Social Media 14th January 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: LinkedIn usage rate to grow faster than expected all the way to 2023

That's good for LinkedIn, but does that mean we can all expect to get more leads from the platform now?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: What common things we all spend $1 on?

A large coffee with two creams at McDonald's.
Forum: Beginners Area 14th January 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,710
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: How to get backlinks in 2020?

Find a slew of sites in your industry that have high web metrics AND are not your direct or indirect competitor. Those people need the help of some sort. Give it to them.

We create open graph...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: does making keywords bold have any effect?

Forum spammer, I compel thee to stop!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Is the Google Dance still a thing?

What is a thing of the past is your sig file, bro.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Living in the past when SEO was easier

We sold such links too from a seven-figure WSO back in the day.

Now it's about getting links from real sites in your industry. Find sites that accept guest posts AND do not label them as such....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By mattlaclear
Re: Why do some YouTube videos show up on Page 1 of Google?

The mods would have slammed this thread down back in the day.
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