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Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd October 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 8,121
Posted By Giftys
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Another important point has not been mentioned. At least some people are turned off by forum bullies. You know the ones. They can't just comment, they take great pride in intimidating others....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,920
Posted By Giftys
Re: Major Google update?! Penguin 2.1

Somehow I knew you would have all the answers. :p
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th October 2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Giftys
Re: Website Building - Little By Little Or All at Once?

I would post a few things at a time. Google likes site-updating these days and has said so publicly so the more you can save your content and add it gradually, the better.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By Giftys
Re: Is it possible to make money with a website without specific theme?

Very good point. As the old saying goes, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should". Niche has proven itself time and again to work better in today's IM climate. We dabble in broad ventures like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Giftys
Build your own Forum

A lot of the experts these days are putting emphasis on authority sites. I'd like to offer up something that's worked well for us in one of our businesses. We started our own forum. We got in late as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,920
Posted By Giftys
Re: Major Google update?! Penguin 2.1

Google is a horse's ass. I could give several analogies but I don't want to waste too much breath on them. Here's the deal: They are a dog chasing its tail. They are trying to perfect something that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th October 2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Giftys
Is WF half empty or half full?

I've been visiting this forum on and off for a few years now. At times I view it as nothing but a wealth of valuable knowledge and other times I'm saddened by the sheer amount of BS and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Giftys
Re: Are you a liar?

I agree, and proof that a provocative title will often work regardless of quality of content. You see this type of sensationalism all the time on the news. 50% of the "Breaking News" is not breaking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By Giftys
Re: Is Making Money This Easy?

While this is a great thing to know and a good starting place, it isn't the whole picture (although it sounds like it would be). Business is more complicated than that. There are usually many, many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Giftys
Re: GoDaddy and Their Prices

analdriver, lol... that made me laugh!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By Giftys
Re: Content, content, CONTENT!

As someone that specialized in nothing but "drums" for many years, I can tell you that the sky is the limit. Take a look at drumchat.com as an example. That's our forum. It still blows my mind how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Giftys
Re: Site Redirect Question

OK, thanks again for your input. I sincerely appreciate it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th May 2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 815
Posted By Giftys
Re: How do you handle anger?

I'll kick my dog, punch old ladies... Little stuff like that. :D
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,907
Posted By Giftys
Re: What Works Good Email or Cold Call or Door to Door Sale?

You seem quick to criticize his grammar yet you show a great lack of diplomacy and respect. Where did you learn to be so rude and who taught you that that was an acceptable business practice?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Giftys
Re: yahoo and bing rankings???

No, you need to go here: https://adcenter.microsoft.com/



For natural search, use the old tried and true seo and IM techniques that used to work for Google before Panda and Penguin.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Giftys
Re: Creative Arts Niches, what's wrong with them :s

We've done very well in music gifts. It's more saturated now but we got in early and built a large network and a massive list.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,728
Posted By Giftys
Re: Do many people on WF do multi-level marketing?

I avoid MLM's like the plague. They're not for me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Giftys
Re: Anyone else suspicious of Sedo auctions?

There's a lot of subjectivity when it comes to what's junk and what's not. It could be that they have a different standard than you. For example, I've got a lot of "really" good brandable domains. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By Giftys
Re: brand name in domain name?

Ask yourself if you'd want it done to you. If you use the Golden Rule in all your decision-making, you'll never go wrong.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,570
Posted By Giftys
Re: i need to make quick cash

Have you thought about robbing a bank? ;)

Seriously... when it comes to paying bills and getting some quick cash, it's not time to be messing with IM start-ups. If I were you, I would hit the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Giftys
Re: The best niche blogs?

My favorite is mine, drumbum.com (no kidding!). I started in business targeting my niche, drumming. We built it up to be an authority, eventually adding other content sites like drumtips.com,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Giftys
Re: Stuck in a rut and feeling unfocused with my IM.

I took a professional career test several years back and it helped tune me in to my strengths and my passions. You may find this helpful as well.

Good luck!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Giftys
Re: Market Size of the IM Niche?

I thought brothels were illegal in most states? :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,727
Posted By Giftys
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,167
Posted By Giftys
Re: What's the best domain auction site?

Those are all good. You can do auctions or use a premium service. Premium costs more but it gets more eyes across an entire network.

A lot of people have accounts at GoDaddy so when you sell one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,514
Posted By Giftys
Re: Why Google will Fail

This is the kind of thing I'm talking about. Name one other company that treats their customers this way.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,514
Posted By Giftys
Re: Why Google will Fail

Keep speaking up about it
Do not use their search engine
Blog about it
Do not support their new projects
Keep contacting them over and over and over again demanding better and holding them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By Giftys
Re: I'm in business!

Congratulations! It's always a great sense of accomplishment. Hang in there and milk that sucker!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Giftys
Re: In you warriors opinion which online business model do you think is the best?

In my opinion, the "best" is what you're most passionate about. Your passion will drive you and make you work harder. We do e-commerce and have had a lot of success with it so we stick with it. But I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Giftys
Re: To Grow a Facebook Fan Page Organically or Not Organically

I agree with Will. Try to keep most of your valuable content on your own sites. If you ever get penalized over at FB or Twitter, it won't cripple you. Spread out if you have to. That's what we do....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Giftys
Re: A THOUSAND THANK YOUS to you :)

You should have demanded the toaster! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Giftys
Re: A THOUSAND THANK YOUS to you :)

Beautifully written Jill. A great read!

I especially like this line:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By Giftys
Re: Sudden increase in visitors. Good / Spammed?

I agree. Never get too excited about the spikes. They usually go right back down. Only when it's been in one place for a couple of weeks is it time to throw a party. We've had spikes like that in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By Giftys
Re: Using our skills for good

Great story Istvan, and a great message there at the end.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Giftys
Re: Facebook Help

When you get to 25 likes, you can select a unique Page name. That will shorten it up a bit.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Giftys
Re: My Content on Aol answers

No. We researched it recently and straight out of the horse's mouth (Google), they said that it would not because you can't control what other people will do.

And with regard to stolen content, if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Giftys
Re: Where to buy biz cards online?

Definitely Vistaprint. Watch your inbox as they'll often send out "500 cards for practically nothing" type deals.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Giftys
Re: Do product launches HAVE to be With NEW PRODUCTS?

Ask yourself, "How often is the 'breaking news' really breaking news?
There's your answer. :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Giftys
Re: Authority Sites - How to build one?

Mike, it seems that you're concentrating on backlinking and SEO techniques quite a bit. Respectfully it appears to be a little bit of the "cart before the horse". The horse is your quality content....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,514
Posted By Giftys
Why Google will Fail

I used to be fond of Google. I now think they're pompous and out of touch. We recently had an extremely important issue to resolve with one of my new businesses. We sent several e-mails to different...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By Giftys
Re: SEO Meta Keyword Question.

I agree with Red 100%. I'm of the "leave no stone unturned" state of mind. There are many other search engines out there. If only 3 of them look at meta tags then I'm going to make sure that I go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,192
Posted By Giftys
Re: Product Creation: Perfect For Newbies or Leave To The Pros?

Ollie, someone once told me, "Some people don't like to sell product that appears saturated but, he said, think of that popular like a bright shiny light that attract many moths. Have you ever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,192
Posted By Giftys
Re: Product Creation: Perfect For Newbies or Leave To The Pros?

It sounds like you've been intimidated by it and I think that keeps a lot of people from starting. But like many things, getting in there and just getting banged up is the best way to learn. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Giftys
Re: Newbie Needs Help Please!

Lorco, I understand the information overload thing. Like life itself, just keep it in balance. It won't seem so overwhelming if you take a break now and then.

Starting a new site can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Giftys
Re: Email Marketing - How Often & How Much Selling

Sam, we e-mail every two weeks and sell in each of them. Of course I'm in retail so it's a bit different of a ballgame than many in here. We're in the music business too and mostly offer new product...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Giftys
Re: Do you segregate your websites to their own ip?

I have hundreds of sites and used to be concerned all the time about what my competitors know. I simply don't care anymore. The smart ones and/or the ones that hire 3rd parties will figure it out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Giftys
Re: How many niche sites do you run?

Nor spread yourself too thin with several. We're teetering on that now. Balance is such an important part of business... as it is with life in general.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,804
Posted By Giftys
Re: How Would You Launch The Next Facebook?

Race, I think it was the "...Next Facebook" in your title that I was reacting to. Didn't mean to rain on your (his) parade.

As far as the niche ideas, again I don't mean to be too negative here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Giftys
Re: How many niche sites do you run?

It doesn't but it still helps... because they can still be working for you in other ways. We use quite a few. Some perform great and others just OK. The cool thing is, if Google decides to derank one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Giftys
Re: vBulletin

We've had a good experience with Vbulletin so we stay with it. It's a clean interface, support is good and b/c of it's popularity, there are always a lot of good skins and add-ons for it. We run a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Giftys
Re: How many niche sites do you run?

I don't sell affiliate products, I sell real products. But I can tell you it's not how many sites you have up but how well those sites perform. Technically you could make millions off of one site....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By Giftys
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th January 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,332
Posted By Giftys
Re: Is helping others your goal in life?

I once got into a debate with my psychology professor years ago. He was making the point that we are all driven by our selfish id, no matter what we think otherwise. I didn't agree with him back then...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th January 2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Giftys
Re: Hey thinkers

And to finish off this wonderful thought (Thanks Raja)... Balance is key! Too much thought and not enough action = not good. Too much action without enough thought = potential disaster. Balance =...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Giftys
Re: The Power of an Image

Definitely a strong image that speaks without words. Yes, humor really helps in challenging situations. Hang tough down there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By Giftys
Re: What are your methods to staying focus?

I typed out (in huge, bold letters) the word FOCUS! and printed it out. I keep it in front of my desk so I can see it at all times. Sounds silly but it really helps.
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