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Forum: Social Media 1st September 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Melkur
Re: Text on images for social media

Thanks for the input, it's much appreciated! I'll do them in GIMP for now, but I'm tempted to make something to automate them from a batch of quotes when I have a minute.
Forum: Social Media 1st September 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Melkur
Text on images for social media

Hi All,

Is there a specific piece of software that folks use to make those images made up of quotes (or just about anything else!) that seem to be all over Pinterest etc? Things like this:

Pin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Melkur
Re: Getting re focused

You are most certainly not alone in this. I have an elderly relative on the premises too, and I know how easily distraction can set in!

Some time ago, I read an article (no idea where, I'm afraid)...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Melkur
Re: Reusing Blog Posts

Good point, Jeffery! It needs some images adding to it, at the very least - spent most of the afternoon slaving over a hot scanner for that very purpose:)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Melkur
Re: Reusing Blog Posts

Thanks for the feedback folks. The original blog doesn't get any traffic, and since it's hosted on blogger there doesn't seem much point in trying to bring it to life. I'll just grab the content and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Melkur
Reusing Blog Posts

Hi all,

Several years ago I set up a small blog on Blogger, mostly as a hobby but also with a view to eventually monetizing with AdSense. I got busy, the project was abandoned with only (at a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By Melkur
Re: Domain Copyright Infringement

As Alexa and others say, you really need an Intellectual Property lawyer who's familiar with the law as it stands in the relevant jurisdiction.

That said, and bearing in mind that I'm not a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Melkur
Re: Amazon Associate Questions

As has already been mentioned, I'd look for products above $100, maybe even higher. Ideally, it should be something that people will be willing to buy online - i.e. not something they'd want to see...
Forum: Social Media 6th May 2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,334
Posted By Melkur
Re: Pinterest - $$$ Machine!

I'm guessing that might be "long pins", as in long, detailed descriptions with plenty of keywords? Could be wrong though, I'm a newbie to Pinterest myself!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,569
Posted By Melkur
Re: Writing style / bad form

Since you're now aware of the errors, such as they are, would it be such a big deal to correct them?

Personally, I find grammatical errors distracting, to the point where they may detract from the...
Forum: Social Media 25th April 2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Melkur
Re: Starting out with Pinterest

Thanks to everyone for your input on this - I won't bother making a female profile, just get on with making boards. I have one or two old blogs with photos on them that I made just for fun a few...
Forum: Social Media 22nd April 2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Melkur
Starting out with Pinterest

Hi all,

Up to now I've never really had much interest in social networking, but I've seen a few threads that suggest sites like Pinterest can drive substantial traffic if used correctly. A little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Melkur
Re: What O/S do you use?

Do you find that you run some software on both Windows and Linux? For eg, I use Geany editor, with a few small Lua scripts that I've written to automate some things that I do A LOT. I settled on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Melkur
Re: What O/S do you use?

I don't know whether it would be free or not yet - again, that's something I need to think about in depth. It might be that I could monetize free software though ads, particularly if I went the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Melkur
Re: What O/S do you use?

Absolutely I need to do proper research. Right now, I'm at a VERY early stage of wondering whether it's even worth doing that - nebulous ideas, just looking for a quick straw poll to give me a very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Melkur
What O/S do you use?

Hi all!

I'm toying with the idea of writing and possibly releasing some software that might be useful to Warriors. At least, it might be useful to me, and I'm assuming it might be useful to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,676
Posted By Melkur
Re: Adult affiliate - is there money to be made???

If I were going into adult sites right now, I'd go and find a long list of fetishes and paraphilias, exclude the obviously illegal ones and anything else that seems unacceptable, then start doing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,676
Posted By Melkur
Re: Adult affiliate - is there money to be made???

I would say that people will pay for something they can't get elsewhere. In the context of "porn" (including other adult sites) that may be images or movies in an ultra-targeted niche that isn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Melkur
Buy From Amazon Buttons

On my Amazon review sites, I always use a Buy From Amazon button beneath at least one of the product images, along with several text links along the same lines.

I usually promote products purely...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th November 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By Melkur
Re: Slow Computer

There could be many reasons for your computer to run slowly, and without knowing a little more about it (how old, how much memory it has, what version of Windows and other information) it's hard to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Melkur
Re: The Domain Dillema

I would definitely go with Option 3, for all the reasons mentioned by SunilTanna and crushthenet.

Option 3 gives you the opportunity to promote a different product, or products, either as an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Melkur
Re: Is planning really essential?

Like you, I have a tendency to acquire information and study it in detail before actually starting work. It can be a useful trait, up to a point - I hate working blind - but, if left to my own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Melkur
Re: Is statcounter acting up for any of you today?

Same here. Was just scratching my head wondering how so few uniques could have generated so many page views:) It may be fixed now, though - the last few uniques and page views seem to tie up?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,805
Posted By Melkur
Re: Best Way To Sell/Distribute Software Online

You're welcome:) If your idea can be done as a web app, I'd definitely be tempted to go that way, again for all the reasons suggested above.

Depending on what your software does, you could maybe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,805
Posted By Melkur
Re: Best Way To Sell/Distribute Software Online

So the shareware industry is still alive and kicking, then? Perhaps its an idea I should revisit at some stage, though my coding skills are probably a bit out of date!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Melkur
Re: Amazon Widgets

Hi Chris,

I agree with you entirely. Most of my reviews are original, 1000+ word posts with an image of the product and several text links.

My interest in the widgets, particularly the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Melkur
Re: Amazon Widgets

Hi Di,

Thank you for that. Do you mean you use them to promote books you've written, or simply books that might be relevant to the content of your sites?

aStore is something else that I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Melkur
Re: Amazon Widgets

Thanks for that, Terry. I suspected that might be the case.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Melkur
Amazon Widgets

Is anyone using Amazon's prebuilt widgets on their sites? I've never used them myself (yet), but I'm toying with the idea of adding a carousel for Best Sellers in the sidebar of one of my Amazon...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,805
Posted By Melkur
Re: Best Way To Sell/Distribute Software Online

Many years ago, I looked into writing and distributing software as "shareware", as it was called then (and might still be!) - basically, a free download and trial period, then the user was required...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Melkur
Re: Amazon India Associates Program

Unfortunately, I don't know if that's the case. But, given the exchange rate, wouldn't you have to sell an awful lot of products to make and money to speak of? Or am I overlooking something?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Melkur
Re: Help - Having Trouble Playing and Recording Videos!

Virtual memory is space on the hard disk that Windows uses to temporarily store data from physical memory modules, swapping the data in and out of physical RAM as needed - broadly, the less RAM you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Melkur
Re: Help - Having Trouble Playing and Recording Videos!

Choppy video probably means the machine doesn't have enough memory available to handle the video, or that the processor is busy with other tasks. Or maybe both.

You could try closing down any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,220
Posted By Melkur
Re: I need help marketing my computer repair service

This is absolutely true. I've done this business for quite a while, though I'm letting it slide a bit now, and I've never had an online presence for it - never needed one!

I started out by word of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Melkur
Re: Domain Question

As Steve B says, intellectual property law is a minefield - it really isn't worth the hassle, just for the sake of a domain name.

Besides, for your purposes, I shouldn't think that having the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Melkur
Re: Can you be sued if you're ebook gives instructions on doing something that caused injury?

Even a disclaimer may not help in certain circumstance. Certainly, under English law, there are some things that just can't be disclaimed, though I can't recall exactly what - death, probably. It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,572
Posted By Melkur
Re: Anyone know of any free hosting and cheap domains??

I see no problem in using free hosts, as long as - and this is the important bit - you understand and accept that your sites might vanish without warning at any time.

Of course, paid hosting is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By Melkur
Re: Grammar for native english speakers

Hmmm, if you're marketing yourself as a native English speaker, then that implies that your knowledge of the language is better than that of non-native English speakers. Now, of course, that's not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By Melkur
Re: Grammar for native english speakers

I'd say it depends on what you're blogging about, and who your target readers are. I find poor grammar / structure (and I'd be the first to admit that mine isn't perfect, either!) to be offputting in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Melkur
Re: Any Amazon gurus here?

Wouldn't dream of pinching it :)

My initial thought was - who would actually search google for a review of a garden spade? Surely a spade is, well, a spade, more or less.

And then I searched...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Melkur
Re: Any Amazon gurus here?

If those are all listing in the top 10 results, I think I'd be wary of spending too much time and effort on the site - those are all big names that the visitor will be familiar with, and they'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Melkur
Re: Any Amazon gurus here?

I'm not an Amazon guru by any means, but if I were planning to make that site I'd want to look at the competition - of those 81,000 results, what are the first 10 or so like? Are they big,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By Melkur
Re: Wordpress Authentication - Has Anyone Seen This Before?

As the prompt says, it seems to be a CAPTCHA generated on the fly to prevent access to wp-login unless you can provide the username and password - which are generated at random, hence the need for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By Melkur
Re: Wordpress Authentication - Has Anyone Seen This Before?

Mike,

Might it be something to do with the recent attacks on Wordpress sites?

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/777001-wordpress-security-heads-up.html
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Melkur
Re: Wordpress Magazine Theme

Thanks for the suggestions, folks. This project got put on hold for a few days while I dealt with some life things, but I should be back on track by next week and I'll look into your suggestions then.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Melkur
Re: Wordpress Magazine Theme

Thanks, I'll check it out! Any others that Warriors recommend?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Melkur
Wordpress Magazine Theme

Hi all!

I'm looking for a magazine style theme for Wordpress. Free - and lacking in malicious code! - is obviously ideal, but I'd consider a paid theme that wasn't very expensive, too, if only for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By Melkur
Re: Web designer died - how do I get control of domains?

This seems slightly similar to cases where the host retains control of a domain in an attempt to prolong or renew hosting. Haven't heard of one of those for a long time (though I'm sure it still goes...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By Melkur
Re: How do I keep my computer in top shape?

Just a thought, but if the system is running really slowly, Acronis can't complete backups and now the machine's randomly locking up completely, doesn't that sound like potential disk problems?

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,392
Posted By Melkur
Re: Extremely Happy! (and I have to tell someone)

Congrats! I remember my first online sale, too - a fantastic mixture of excitement, satisfaction, reassurance that you're doing something right, encouragement and so much more, all for one $25 sale...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,114
Posted By Melkur
Re: Internet marketing at 40!

This is absolutely true. I did door-to-door sales for a local company to make some money when I was a student (20+ years ago now - where does the time go!?). One of the guys on the team was in his...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By Melkur
Re: Cloudflare - How does it work?

Yes, you can use CloudFlare's Threat Control to block ips/ip ranges from hitting your site (also would honor your .htacess).[/QUOTE]

Thanks - that's potentially a very useful feature, and very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By Melkur
Re: Not Writer's Block -- it's Writer's Inferiority Complex

As someone who tends to analyse - and then over analyse - everything before I lay finger to keyboard, whether it be writing code or an article or anything else I do, I know exactly what you mean.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Melkur
Re: Do you have to have a facebook account to create a facebook page? and one other question...

This probably seems like a really weird question in this day and age, but what does a Facebook page actually do? What's it for and how does it differ from a page on your own site? Can anyone post an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By Melkur
Re: £50,000- £90,000 Launches, ==> funds to your BANK Account? do they ask any suspicious questions?

I've never paid in that much money, but I have, occasionally, paid in cheques in the 8-12K range (not nearly as often as I'd like to!) and nobody has ever so much as batted an eyelid.

As Dan...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By Melkur
Re: Amazon site - hundreds of clicks, 0 sales!

And this shows nothing but usual traffic, on, say, 20th Jan? I'm not familiar with Analytics myself, but I understand that external stats tools don't always track all visits, whereas the server...
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