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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How do you decide if a problem in a niche has enough people with it to go for it?

Google Trends: will give you an idea if a niche is growing in popularity or decreasing.

Ubersuggest: free SEO tool will tell you how many people are searching for a keyword.

SimilarWeb: check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Any time-based to do list tool you use?

Check out Todoist or Microsoft To-do.

Wunderlist is still the best but will be replaced by Microsoft To-do.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,020
Posted By JC Antas
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How Many Exact Match Searches Do You Look for in a Domain Name?

The highest with the worse competition and
a reasonably high Adwords CPC.

How do you determine competition?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How Do I Increase Traffic With SEO?

Have you tried Facebook? PlantyOfFish?

Facebook can work both for free and
paid traffic.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,872
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Help New Bee

You don't need to design a newsletter,
simply send text emails.

As for money, a list is just a way for you
to be able to contact your visitors
over and over again without having to
rely...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Common Misconceptions About SEO

Nobody really knows if nofollow passes
link juice or not.

A year or so ago everybody though that
nofollow didn't leak PR until Matt Cutts
came out and said it did, catching
everybody by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is building backlinks the best solution?

Unless you did something really shady there's no
reason for Google to not want to index you.

They are obsessed with indexing every content
under the sun. Even if you built thousands and ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Would non-relevant anchor text improve your rankings?

It will pass link juice, but not as much as
anchor text with the right keywords.

This is not necessarily bad since you NEED
diversified anchor text so that your backlink
profile looks as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How Internet Marketing is like Graffiti

Both strategies can work. Both require
lots of labor.

Depth vs Width
Quality vs Quantity

Most marketers opt for Width because
it doesn't require greatness.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Help Needed Thinking of Giving Up

You're stuck in the gimmick treadmill.

Ask yourself: what do you have to offer
that has any value? Something that other
people want.

Do that and just that - no multiple blogs/sites.
If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Twitter

And they usually fail:

My first foray into sponsored tweets. FAIL. | Internet Marketing Strategy: Conversation Marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Twitter

None. There's very few people getting
good traffic from Twitter since most
accounts are dead and nobody but
popular people cares about it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By JC Antas
Re: The Domain Name Game - Getting Them Back!

I guess it's just like buying Internet
Marketing courses: they're buying
the dream.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,872
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Help New Bee

Don't spend any money other than for
hosting and domain name. If you are
really good you should be able to get
results with just the essentials.

Start a site around a topic you love, ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Why Do Potential Customers Abandon the Order Form

What's your niche? I tend to click Buy Now
just to see how other online entrepreneurs
structure their check-out processes.

One good way to reduce buy now click
attrition is to include a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,639
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How Much Traffic Do You Need to Make A Living from Advertising on a Website?

Advertising is a crappy business model, even
in high priced niches like finance.

You can easily make multiples(30x) of what
you'd made with advertising just by selling your
own products and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Anybody who has success using xRumer?

With black.hat you always lose, it's
just a matter of knowing when.

Don't do it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How Long Does it take?

It's all about how targeted your traffic is
and how desperate those people are to buy
your solutions.

You can get a profitable online business
with as little as 1000 subscribers.

10...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th November 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Youtube Marketing Course

Here's a great post I've just read about
youtube SEO:

Youtube SEO | Distilled blog (http://www.distilled.co.uk/blog/social-media/youtube/youtube-seo/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Going opensource

What software have you open sourced?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Ok, when does the traffic start?

Keep building quality content and most
importantly, keep networking.

You just need one link from someone you
got to know while networking to take your
site off the ground.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Good Way To Get High PR Backlinks ???

What's your niche? You can contact
companies and in exchange for a link,
you write something about them on
your site.

Another good way to get quality links
is to guest post on blogs. You...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Re SEO competition - Am I right to ignore the number of search pages returned?

You are correct. First page SERPS strenght is
much more important.

Use open site explorer to get an overview of each
page's strength:

Open Site Explorer: Link Popularity & Backlink...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By JC Antas
Re: SEO is Overated

Yet, most people who rank top at Google
don't even know what SEO is.

Bad marketers build links. Great marketers
have other people building links for them.
Why? Because they're interesting.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By JC Antas
Re: SEO is Overated

I agree.

SEO is about one thing: being interesting.

If you're interesting you win, if you're not
you slave away building links for years.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How To Build Reputation On Facebook And Twitter From Scratch?

The problem is that most likely they really
won't be interested. They just follow you
because you follow them. Doesn't look like
interest to me.

Another problem is that months later, most ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Need Urgent Opinions

Your ability to drive traffic to your site
is what will determine if you will make
money from your site.

And as a beginner, I'd stay away from
business models that require the creation
of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is it worth having more than one article on ezinearticles linking to your site?

At some point you will suffer from diminished
returns from having all your links coming from
the same sites.

The key here is: diversify.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Where is my backlinks?

Register to Google Webmaster Central.

Google will show you all links they have
indexed.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 940
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How important is the title to a website?

Title is important not just because it tells
search engines what your site is all about,
but also because it influences serp CTR.

It turns out that Bing is already using CTR
to tweak their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By JC Antas
Re: SEO Related Hosting Question

Do you want to interlink them? Unless you do
there's nothing wrong with having multiple
sites on the same IP.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By JC Antas
Re: How are these back links achieved?

Here's what Blekko has to say about
Hypnotic World:

blekko | Hypnosis Scripts, Self Hypnosis Downloads and Hypnosis Training at Hypnotic World...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By JC Antas
Re: 3 Tools to help you increase your productivity and make life easier

I use Google Documents for everything:
- To do list
- Project "management"
- business diary
- article and newsletter writing
- note taker
- a few other things I can't say ;)

It has become my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Simple or Complicated?

If it's simple, fast and cheap it doesn't work.

I'd go with complicated.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Why do gurus price their products so high?

Higher prices attract a certain type of client:
- they complain less
- they are happier with their purchase
- they tell their friends

Why do you think Apple has a higher customer ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By JC Antas
Re: New Website Suggestions

1 - Change your URL format to display your
most important title keywords.

2 - Remove the left ad.

3 - Make use of text links to link to amazon.
People are more likely to use those instead...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th November 2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By JC Antas
Re: That long posts

Size doesn't matter. I like great posts.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By JC Antas
Re: old domain vs old website?

Google doesn't give old domains higher ranks
just because they're old, they give them higher
ranks because they're likely to have more links.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 11th November 2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By JC Antas
Re: High Traffic Site - Monetize advise needed

Since it's an article directory you're going
to have some problems being successful
offering a specific affiliate program.

How about a contextual affiliate program?
This would be a program...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By JC Antas
Re: I have a very important question and please be blunt and honest

However if you're going to promote
affiliate offers, make sure you offer
massive value in-between each promotional
email you send otherwise you're going
to get a lot of friction in your list,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By JC Antas
Re: What the Heck are You Doing?

Squeeze page -> Confirmation Page -> Download Page

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,480
Posted By JC Antas
Re: I'm scared for my micro niche site - should I?

Do you get enough traffic to
these sites to create a niche
newsletter? You can make more
money promoting affiliate products.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Google Indexing and DoFollow Links...

Your second tier of blogs is a waste
of time. You'd do better by directly
linking to your main site.

As for your blog not being indexed,
you need to give it some time. It has
taken me...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Is Getting Backlinks 50% Of SEO Work?

... And being interesting to you get links from
other people is 100% of SEO, unless you want
to slave away building links yourself ;)

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Ranking lesser used .extensions

You haven't seen it because not many
people use it.

However they rank as well as any
common extension.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Views on Clickbank Refunds

Serial refunders are part of the cost of doing
business. They're a small minority and therefore
irrelevant.

I'd worry more about file sharing sites.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Any Recommendations for Accepting Payment?

What kind of products? Fastspring is great
for digital products.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Sandboxed Site - Switching the Domain name - Will it work?

You changed the content? That's the "problem".
Big G is seeing an entirely new site and trying to
figure out if it's still worthy of being ranked.

All these changes are making Google confused....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Google Adwords keeps disproving my ads!!!

Google sees it as Get Rick Quick Scheme.
You're lucky, if this was months ago you'd
have been permanently banned from Adwords.

Tyrus :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th November 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,411
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Giving up on Internet Marketing

The thing with marriage tips is that people are
usually not interested in the topic for long. They
get married, they move on.

I also have to disagree with the common "stick with
one method"....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By JC Antas
Re: $360 million in 24 hours, quite the launch...

Too bad I can't play first person shooters - they make me
nauseous!

I too plan to eventually start a video game company. I'm
a bit more modest though. I want to start with casual games
like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Looking For A Good Business Model

Looks like you've already figured out your business
model.

Start with a $47 product, 100% commission just to
get leads. Even then, it will be difficult to attract
quality affiliates.

As...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th November 2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,094
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Take Drugs - Just Say Yes!

Still doesn't beat Modafinil ;)

Tyrus :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th November 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By JC Antas
Re: No Joke? Blekko is 63rd Largest Pure Search Entity in the World #SEWatch

Nah, Blekko will be popular with Internet
Marketers and people who want total control
over their search experience, but that's it.

That's not necessarily bad, they said they're OK with ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By JC Antas
Re: Suggestion on a Parenting product and List of potential buyers

How about searching Google for parenting blogs and
sites? There are tons of blogs out there about parenting.

Many of these are run by moms who I'm certain would be
willing to promote your...
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