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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By balsimon
Re: If you use Facebook to promote you or your business

Interesting discussion... Let me add, belatedly, to the clarification/confusion...
Help Center | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=12151&ref_query=prom)

This should take you to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By balsimon
Re: Marketing implications of "brain reading?"

Caliban - I think we may be in violent agreement. :)
- Bal
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By balsimon
Re: Marketing implications of "brain reading?"

So I don't really see a conflict here. The Reuters article discussed a more precision way of anticipating how people will react. The people still have "the same" inner structure. That hasn't evolved...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By balsimon
Re: Marketing implications of "brain reading?"

So - Caliban - I'm not challenging your contention. No need for that. I am asking for clarification of what you mean.

Till there were search engines, there was no SEO, no PPC, etc. Evolution? Or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By balsimon
Re: Marketing implications of "brain reading?"

It's news because it was in the news. Seems to me that the effort is to add precision to the very human ability to step into another's shoes. This precision can be a powerful tool or weapon,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By balsimon
Marketing implications of "brain reading?"

Now scientists read your mind better than you can | Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2214937420100622)

Scientists can supposedly predict a person's behavior better than they can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Kavi - PM sent. Thx!
- Bal
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By balsimon
Re: Short & Sharp

New genie - you 3 wishes: $5

(my wish? 7 words) :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Kiopa - I appreciate your comments. One clarification please...

You say "pixel by pixel." Does that mean that the output is in the form of images rather than text? Or is it that you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

kiopa - I'm not a techie, so this question may seem obvious and "well duh, Bal," but I'll ask anyway. :)

Is what you're talking about limited to header/footer (is there something special about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Jay - I agree with you - up to a point. But how much repeat business happens because of "nice touches?" Might not this "nice touch" be perceived by at least some customer/clients as a form of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Ernie - if the "rebrander" is a server based "variable merger," then yes - that could do the trick.

Bill - I'm sure a PROgrammer could help me. Indeed, I have one who comes recommended, and I may...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Cathy - that does look interesting. As you say, not quite on point, but if they can tag a header, maybe they can tag a variable in the body. Certainly worth my asking...

Thanks!

- Bal
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Thanks McMahanUSA - I'll take a look, but it sounds like a desktop program. What I want is a server based program that takes information at the point of sale and merges it into a pdf compiled by the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Martin - that's a valid point. But if it's easy and inexpensive, it would be (a) a good differentiator for some products and (b) could be part of the main product, e.g., a mother giving an ebook with...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By balsimon
Re: Short & Sharp

Found your brain in casket. $5
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
Re: PDF creation software question

Hi - thanks for your replies. I must have miscommunicated...

I'm not interested in using this technology to protect my intellectual property. I have a lawyer at the ready for that. :)

What I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,713
Posted By balsimon
Re: is Article/Content Re-writing unethical/illegal ?

The discussion about PLR has always been of great interest and concern to me. I started a thread that had some legs awhile back:...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By balsimon
Re: Short & Sharp

I QUIT! FIND OUT WHY. $5
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By balsimon
PDF creation software question

Hello Fellow Warriors...

I recently purchased a PDF ebook and it had a truly nifty feature.

Upon purchase, the footer said: "This ebook was prepared for exclusive PERSONAL use by Bal Simon. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,713
Posted By balsimon
Re: is Article/Content Re-writing unethical/illegal ?

I'm not an attorney and looking at the Code from the links provided early on in this thread leave me dazed.

My own sense is that I want people to respect me for what *I* say and do. I don't cut...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By balsimon
Re: Calling All Copywriting Critics

Tim - I don't fancy myself a copywriting guru. But here are some thoughts - assuming this thread is still relevant... H = headline S = subhead

Idea#1
H: Got that Love/Hate Feeling for marketing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th October 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By balsimon
Re: Motivational CD's

Very cool Tony Robbins video - thanks for sharing that.
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th October 2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By balsimon
Re: Motivational CD's

I like CDs featuring the actual recordings of Napoleon Hill. There's something about his voice that is just supremely appealing to me.
Forum: Website Design 19th October 2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By balsimon
Re: The easiest way to make professional graphics yourself?

You can also start by finding "blanks" of the kinds of images you want to create. Then you work on your graphics and when you're done, you fit it (using skew, reshape, etc.) to your blank.

For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By balsimon
Re: Continuity and Disclosures - [ Run a Continuity? - Read This ]

I agree that the term should be disclosure rather than disclaimer... minor point.

More major point: If I were going to run a continuity program it would be copywritten in as a benefit. The price...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By balsimon
Re: ending autoresponder series with call to action?

I think one of the biggest mistakes I made in this area was never having a strong call to action. I set my sights way too low and didn't go for the gold. Never again. :)

You don't have to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By balsimon
Re: The lieutenant - soldier business model

Steve,

I'm not sure I follow. You wrote:
The funny thing is - THIS PART IS THE EASIEST TO SOLVE

How do you gather lieutenants and soldiers without paying for them? Pretty simple. It's called...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By balsimon
Re: How to encourage word of mouth?

Hi Jon,

A very interesting site indeed. So your members are mainly people who want to write children's books.

Are these folks in some level of competition with each other? Do they have concerns...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By balsimon
Re: Do you ever override Akismet in your blogs?

Hi William -

Thanks for your take on this. I've come to rely on Akismet
as well, but wondered if my reliance was too much of a
rubber stamp.

Kind Regards,
Bal
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By balsimon
Do you ever override Akismet in your blogs?

Hi,

When you blog and receive link-backs and comments, and if
these appear in the Akismet area of your blog for
evaluation, do you ever override Akismet's designation?
If so, what criteria do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By balsimon
Re: Forum Marketing

I rarely make the same posts in more than one forum. Can't really remember the last time I did it.

If I want my words spread far and wide, there's blogging with RSS, there's social marketing, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By balsimon
Re: problem turning powerpoint into pdf

Howdy, I appreciate all the replies.

So OpenOffice turns out to do the best job
of letting me convert, which is strange, but
wonderful too.

Mike - I'd thought about the fonts issue, but
it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2008, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By balsimon
problem turning powerpoint into pdf

Hi,

I'm trying to convert a powerpoint presentation
with stylized text on a powerpoint theme background
into a PDF file.

I can do it straight from powerpoint or using
NitroPDF.

Either...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 17th November 2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By balsimon
Re: Possible masterminding in Bellevue & Lynwood WA

Hi Maria -

Yep - we just had a meeting last week.
Met in downtown Seattle at the Fare First
Cafe.

One of us had a social site go live 2 weeks
ago and has gotten a good deal of traffic
for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By balsimon
Re: What makes a good blog template?

Great - I appreciate everybody's kind
and thoughtful replies.

I think I've got more than I need to *think*
about. Now it's time to take some action on
this based on what I've got here.

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By balsimon
Re: What makes a good blog template?

I appreciate the direction Diego,

Cutline does look interesting.

Another question that I don't know the
answer to...

Behind the scenes - do different themes
scale the same way or are there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,381
Posted By balsimon
Re: Weight Loss name - $75 reward

I'm game:

* ThinWarriors
* WeightChampions
* WeightWarriors
* ThinWeightors
* ThinInsiders
* ThinEaters
* skinnydippers
* The Thintastics
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By balsimon
Re: Does anyone here Know how to do Calculus

Not that I mind it being posted here - remembering calculus
brings back fond memories. Unfortunately I barely remember
dydx - if that's even the right notation... :rolleyes:

But wouldn't you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th November 2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By balsimon
A 7 minute YouTube Video - For Lovers of America

YouTube - Hero performed by Michael Israel in New York

This isn't about marketing per se. But it relates to
the subtext for all marketing that occurs in America.
Without the love of what you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By balsimon
Re: Do you allow comments on your wordpress blog

But only if the comments are related to what
you've posted, yes? Or am I missing something?

In some of my blogs almost 90% of the comments
are spam for porn or pharmaceuticals, etc.

I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By balsimon
Re: What makes a good blog template?

Thanks everyone -

A follow up question...

If your site is primarily an authority site,
do you set up your blog one way versus how
you would set it up if you were using it
for product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By balsimon
Re: What makes a good blog template?

You can get many that are free from WordPress.org.

WordPress › WordPress Themes (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/)

Many (most?) are free.

Hopefully I'm being responsive. Let me know if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By balsimon
Re: traffic reporting tools

Hi everyone -

I appreciate all the answers. I now see
that my original query was not sufficiently
clear. Let me make it so now.

I was asking about competitive research,
not about tracking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By balsimon
Re: traffic reporting tools

[emphasis added]

See - this is part of what I don't understand. I took
a quick look at both Compete and Alexa. Alexa shows
what other sites people are interested in, but not
the sites from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By balsimon
Re: traffic reporting tools

Thanks, Ed.

I'm going to have to check out compete and
quantcast.

I'm OK with detective work. :)

Something to outsource when I can make a
good procedure out of the effort.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By balsimon
Re: traffic reporting tools

Yeah,

I had a feeling it was going to be something like that.

So when there is a suggestion in an ebook or video
that you do some research on how much traffic
someone is *really* getting,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By balsimon
What makes a good blog template?

Hi,

I'm going to be setting up a new blog
soon. Wordpress templates abound and I'm
hoping for some guidance.

1 column? 2? 3?

Clean look or busy? (seems intuitive that
a clean look would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By balsimon
On my next effort, I'll give your idea a test...

It sounds logical that copywriting principles
would apply... Good reminder.

Regards,
Bal
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By balsimon
traffic reporting tools

Hi - some quick "competitive research" questions.

[1] - Are there any tools that let you reliably see
how much traffic a site is getting from people
along with how long they stay at that site...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By balsimon
A quick lesson learned from my little WSO

Hi,

Just a quick note for those starting to run WSOs.
For very experienced this will be a "well, duh!"

Anyway - I put a form at the bottom of my
fulfillment page that enabled customers to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,256
Posted By balsimon
Re: Stupid question: How do you say this word...

I like "nitch."

"Neesh" sounds too much like what a certain
group of Monty Python knights say...

Regards,
Bal
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By balsimon
Re: How important is civility and courtesy to you?

I agree with you John. Words are a factor, but not a necessarily
a determinative one.

I guess the way I started this thread could be taken to mean that
I EQUATE "bad words" with incivility,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By balsimon
Re: How important is civility and courtesy to you?

Hi Patricia,

Thanks. I do appreciate the spirit in which you commented,
but I have no interest in shutting up anyone - bully or friend.

I generally take bullying - especially in the context of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By balsimon
Re: How to drive traffic with Twitter?

I'm just getting started with Twitter, myself, but I think
that at least part of it is that it forms a channel of
communication, similar to email marketing.

People, for a variety of reasons,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By balsimon
Re: How important is civility and courtesy to you?

If it belongs in the OT, then so be it. Seems relevant to me.
But I'm not overly experienced here yet. Apologies if this
was in fact out of line.

Bal
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