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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,158
Posted By Icematikx
Re: WF SEO Forum Post/new Poster of the Year Awards??? Allowed? bad Idea??

In other news, Matt Cutts' has been spotted in Italy, sampling their fine Pasta and Mushroom Sauce.

I managed to catch up with him and ask him a few questions about his vacation and Google's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th November 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Backlinking to an Amazon page --- which url?

Type the name of your book into Google and see what page Google has indexed. Then use that one.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Icematikx
Re: What SEO Used to Be Versus What SEO Is Now & coming 2015

For me, I'm spending far more time optimizing my sites from an architecture point of view. All of my sites now run on a VPS with a dedicated IP. Running on Apache+NGINX, with Google's Pagespeed...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Matt Cutts On Leave..FOREVER ..?

Matt had a very hard job, and I respect him. He is the face of Google when it comes to targeting "spam" - whatever your definition of spam may be. That's PBN's, self-built links, everything.

Matt...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Source Phoenix

When has Alex Becker ever released anything worth buying?

He's a salesman. He's a good looking guy with a flair for getting in front of a camera and regurgitating old news. He then creates...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Selling an SEO package; Looking for the best service combo

Sounds to me like you do absolutely nothing, and shouldn't be taking on clients in competitive markets. Tell them to go to Fiverr and destroy their business themselves. Or wait, you go ahead and...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 20th October 2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,374
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Warrior Forum Moderator Updates

Still seems a bit low from any end of the spectrum. Regardless of whether it's their asset - the mods should have been part of that asset. Some moderators take their positions seriously, as a way of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Market Samurai is WORTHLESS

I've never bought a tool for keyword research. Keyword research takes two things:

a) common sense
b) Google Adwords Tool

Unfortunately, most people lack A.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,625
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Penguin 3.0 is out!

Nothing. Just wait and carry on as usual. Penguin is an addition to the algorithm - sort of like adding another graphics card to your computer to improve the performance. The whole system still works...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By Icematikx
Re: DigitalOcean + EasyEngine = 200ms site loads..

It's also about price. DO costs $5-$10 for a server that will handle affiliate sites. Site5 charge $25 for cloud hosting.

So you're paying more to receive less power. All you get with Site5 is a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Icematikx
Re: How important is using a SEO friendly/optimized wordpress theme?

Yes, very intelligent input right here from hossainigbal.

Tell me, hossainigbal, do you write many good contents?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Just got a job doing SEO for an agency, need some help.

1. Stop using writers who charge $40/article. That is a ridiculous price.

2. Get something like Raven SEO tools, as it's an all-in-one and will reduce overheads. Next, invest in either Majestic...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,431
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Yahoo Answers

For traffic? Sure. One Yahoo Answers page got one of my sites a consistent 500 - 1,000 visitors per day about 2-years ago. It was around a celebrity s*x tape. All I did was find a Google Answers...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th October 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Icematikx
Re: How to block spammy links/ negative SEO?

I had this recently, here's what I did:

Submitted disavow tool for all of the bad links.
Bought a new .com domain
Redirected old domain to new domain

About 1-2 weeks later, all rankings came...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Icematikx
Checked one of the e-mails for my affiliate site... BLACKMAILER ALERT!

Possibly the best e-mail I've ever received.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Webform spam, drop in rankings

Hi Michelle,

I gave you some good advice in your previous thread. Web form spam has nothing to do with your rankings at all.

You're over complicating things quite a lot. Focus on what works -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Please help me warriors

According to majestic, you have TWO backlinks - and both are junk. Go back to the drawing board and start figuring out how you can get some authorative links.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Started a website, no ranking :(

Right OK. You're a complete beginner, and that's cool. My post might seem harsh, but the quicker you learn, the better.

a) Google keyword tool refers to paid advertising, not SEO. "Easy" means...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Wordpress permalinks? postname or category/postname

For the record, I've started using /category/postname on my new affiliate sites with exponential results thus far. I hard-code custom-built category pages.

a) Remove the posts from showing on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Some keyword dropping rapidly

Also, I mean you're doing blogging - but what is the purpose of the blog? Chances are, those posts are never going to bring in targeted traffic because of the competition. If they do, the chances of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Icematikx
Re: What is going rate? I was contacted to purchase links on my site

If you only have 4 referring domains, then chances are, your domain is pretty weak. Again, I'm generalizing as you could have four links from BBC, Mashable, Forbes and gov.uk.

I'd write 3-4...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Icematikx
Re: What is going rate? I was contacted to purchase links on my site

Most probably an enterprise company with no budget whatsoever. They'll be looking to drive up their competitive keywords, and have probably contacted 100's of webmasters and threw $300 as a ball park...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Disqus back-link is Good or bad?

If you're doing blog comments, you're not going to get anywhere anyway, so why does it matter what type of blog commenting you're doing?

Clearly, this "expert" isn't an "expert", or else you would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Redirects and the link juice

I can confirm that 301's pass penalties. However, like you said, I believe there has to be a system in place. For me, I was just removing the content. Adding the new content to a new domain, and then...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 962
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Warrior Forum Backlinks Now "NoFollow"?

Backlinks are still the main determining factor for ranking a page. Pagerank funnels into how strong a backlink is, as do other factors I imagine. Try ranking a website purely on nofollow links - it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By Icematikx
Re: How to get 1200 backlinks today?

Listen, this may sound harsh, but it's for your own benefit. It's best you get over this learning curve period as quickly as possible.

98% of everything you read about SEO is rubbish. Google does...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 962
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Warrior Forum Backlinks Now "NoFollow"?

Making the change to nofollow is theoretically not going to improve the WF's rankings, if we are talking purely on the pagerank algorithm.

Nofollow links are ignored in terms of passing pagerank,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th August 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Planning to use SSL cert

Update ALL internal links as they will still be pointing to http:

Also, make sure http: is 301 redirecting to https:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th August 2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Traffic Droped After Applying SSL Cert

I'd imagine Google sees the https site as a brand new site, and the 301's aren't passing juice yet. 301's can typically take 1-4 weeks for the full effect to be seen. I'd perhaps wait another week to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st August 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Icematikx
Re: silo structure

It's difficult to explain a silo structure on forums, really.. I'll have a go...

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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th August 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Why Is Site Not Fully Indexed and SERPs Wildly Inconsistent?

have to agree with SEO Power. Is there any clear internal linking structure in place? If you're using /page/4 archives, going back through thousands of articles, then chances are Google simply isn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th August 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Are no follow blogs/forums worth it ?

Are you living in cuckoo land?

Why would Google consider it unnatural? Google doesn't care about how many links you acquire, or whether their nofollow. They care about the quality of them, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th August 2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Icematikx
Re: link structure & juice

If you're linking to the recipe from the homepage, then there's no point. A silo structure is used to sculpt pagerank and keep categories and sub-categories hyper relevant to one another. By using...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By Icematikx
Re: What's your favorite seo....

I agree that Moz is great for beginners and those are trying to understand how it all works together to happen. For me though, Moz is just useless. They spout the same regurgitated stuff, re-written...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,772
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,772
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,125
Posted By Icematikx
Re: ebrandz PPC & SEO (How reliable?)

Join Date: 20th June 2014

Yes, you signed up to promote a company. You are probably an employee yourself.

Here's a hint: Stop hiding your affiliation. Sign up as an official representative of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Please help me with SEO

The fact that the category page replaced the homepage in the SERP's means that you're going through the Google Dance. Google isn't sure what your site or content is about yet, and is experimenting...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Icematikx
Re: What to do with client's site?...

Just delete the content off your site and wait a week. It might hurt his rankings short-term, but after a week or two it won't make a difference as long as the original source (your site) has removed...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th June 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Icematikx
Re: How to create content for affiliate sites

Google's stance on affiliate sites is that you need to provide the user with a unique experience. That's why so many affiliate sites get deindexed. If all you are doing is copy/pasting Amazon, then...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Wondering if I should go after this keyword with a somewhat new website

You seem to forget that time = money.

I wouldn't even bother chasing the weight loss industry. It's full of blackhat churn and burn spammers, paid advertising from multi-million companies,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By Icematikx
Re: All the SEO experts are gone (?)

Here's the deal.

There is no such thing as SEO. SEO is a term that has been adopted, and has dozens of meanings. SEO to one person means making a facebook page. SEO to another person means...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 6th June 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Something strange on ppc (facebook)

Well, I have two things to say really:

1) The products you're promoting seem like they are far too cheap for you to make a decent commission on. Amazon does not convert well when promoted to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By Icematikx
Private Blog Networks Are Dead (Joke)

Just thought I'd stop by as I haven't posted here in quite some months.. Nice to see Mike Anthony, Nik0 etc still regularly posting.

I took a break from affiliate marketing last July as I landed a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st July 2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Best Non-Google Way to Monetize Site (stats inside)

If it were me, I would take advantage of what you're building, a community.

I would scrap the web design, and start fresh. Incorporate forums into the actual domain name, and get your fans running...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Icematikx
Re: New website - With/Without adsense?

I'd say it'd be better to build an affiliate site first, without the affiliate links, and then add them later. But as far as Adsense is concerned, I'd place the ads immediately.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd June 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Icematikx
Re: noindex help

Why do you want to import content from Amazon?

Amazon frowns upon it. They will ban you sooner or later.

Google frowns upon it. They will penalize/deindex you sooner or later.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Icematikx
Re: How to build affiliate sites that rank

Why would Google prefer comparison style sites? Why would Google prefer linking to multiple merchants? Why do you think Google cares?

Google cares that your site presents a unique user experience...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Icematikx
Re: How to Get Strong Back Links that Count in SEO

The same links that have been working for the past 10-years.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Bing adcenter account closed help!

Invest in a VPN that you connect to (effectively masks your IP address). Use a friends address, and get a prepaid card in a different name if possible (from your local store or something).
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Assigning a domain to a 2.0 site

WordPress was made for people like yourself - people who have no knowledge of HTML, PHP or any other coding language. You don't even need knowledge of on-page SEO, as WordPress plugins do it all for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By Icematikx
Re: I want article spinner software?

Spin Rewriter 3.0 - Special Offer on our Article Spinner - Best Article Rewriter Out There! (http://www.spinrewriter.com/) is pretty boss for less than $50 a year. I love it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Icematikx
Re: High PR No Alexa

I go to SAPE and purchase a PR7 link for $10. My site is now a PR5.

Unfortunately, this doesn't mean I'm going to get traffic. If nobody visits my site with the Alexa toolbar installed, I won't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Does online site builder gives you backlink?

Sure, you can use them as web 2.0 properties.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Icematikx
Re: Are ads within content hurting rankings?

Adsense recommend it, so doubtful.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,511
Posted By Icematikx
Re: I Just Spent $1000 on Facebook Ads .... In Less Than 30 Minutes

Make sure you keep the advertising EXTREMELY targeted. Also, with the app, give them the chance to earn additional entries by sharing your page.. Their friends see the share... Win/Win!
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