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Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,787
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Looking for a White-hat Manual Link Builder..any Suggestions??

Hey Brandi -

For a good manual link builder, you can hire someone to do the following, or do this yourself to get started (scalability is a tough nut to crack).

1) If your client does not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,445
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Offliners- 2 Honest Questions - Okay, well maybe three technically.

First, I'm a total chicken. I'm the guy who wouldn't walk the beam for a million $$.

But....

Metaphorically, I walk not just an i-beam, but a tightrope, and I will continue to do so.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Suggestions needed in promoting a fashion blog.

There are some decent courses out there for popularizing and monetizing a blog. Yaro Starak and David Risely come to mind. There are many others, all different in terms of content and quality.

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Unpaid Invoices Make Me Sad

Go credit card billing.

In my first year, I did the check thing and it was awful, as you're finding out. Cash flow - especially when you're first starting out - is key, and waiting on checks is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Local SEO Pricing

You're welcome! The way I see it...this market is so big, there is plenty of room for us all.

I would reiterate that this is just what I do. It's not the only way to do it, and probably not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Google Places Acting Up?

Sounds to me like one of two things happened (is happening):

1) Someone with the password is monkeying around in the Places page

2) Google is playing with how they display results in the SERP...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Restaurant-1 Location-Wordpress or html?

My vote is for WordPress - almost always!

There are lots of reasons... It's very easy to set up and customize and the importance of a CMS - it makes it super easy for you or the customer to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Local SEO Pricing

Hey Luke -

my company charges different prices for different clients. But I can tell you what and how. (I'm not on board completely with the 'whatever you're worth' idea - there are some...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Overcoming SEO common questions?

Hi Steve -

For my "less sophisticated" clients I don't talk about rankings, linking, SERPs, or anything like that at all.

I talk about new customers.

Get the prospect talking about his...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Offline Joint Venture with stranger

Do you need someone else to start? If so, why?

You may well need someone to help you. If you REALLY do need help from the get-go, here are some things that I learned (some the hard way). This...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Ungrateful clients

Have a talk with her.

I don't think that it's anything you did overtly, but she may just consider you someone who is freelancing for small jobs. She may not think you have the capacity or know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,056
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Customer wants monthly e-newsletter written for him - what to charge?

I do this for several clients, and have been offering this for 3 years...

I charge $500 up front. For this, I create a nice Constant Contact newsletter template to match the look and feel of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Bredfan
Some Pointers From 3 Years of Offline

Hi -

An email came through the web form on my company website from a guy with some questions about starting an offline marketing company. I found myself sending him an answer with more detail...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Meeting with an Auto Dealership -$1500/mo?

Don't forget about SERVICE! :-)

I worked with a high end auto dealer here in northern Virginia for about a year. We did local SEO, no PPC. After a few months I did a newsletter for him. It was...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bredfan
Re: What do you do with clients who don't pay up on time?

I do all my billing monthly in advance and stopped taking checks. I do all my billing through credit cards. I integrated a credit card authorization into my service agreement, so I capture the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,011
Posted By Bredfan
Re: if you act like a 2 dollar whore, your going to get treated like one.

Uggghh. I whore'd myself out this month. I admit it.

Guy calls me after finding me online (a little local SEO for myself). The guy has a 1 page vistaprint site and wants SEO done. We talked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th March 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,333
Posted By Bredfan
I freakin hate cold calling - so I did this and it worked...

I sat down to make calls this morning. I was using a couple local papers to find good prospects. I was just not feeling it for cold calling. So I sent this (copied exactly except the name):


...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Your Thoughts on iFrames

iFrames are fine, but they are not something that should impact your SEO because of the way they are used. iframes are usually used to pull content into a page that exists someplace else - think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Bredfan
Re: wordpress installation failled-please help me!

Hey Ollybode - If you're going to be giving internet marketing a real go, the ability to install a WP blog yourself will be an invaluable skill - especially if you are on a budget and will need to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,712
Posted By Bredfan
Re: What is with this affinity warriors have for breaking the law?

One of my clients got sued by a big photo repository for copyright infringement.

It was for a 200 x 200 image - kind of a throw away image - used on one of the deep interior pages of his site. ...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Pre-Start Questions for Experienced Affiliates

1) Yes - sign up with a few so that you have access to lots of different offers. Some Aff networks are better for different types of offers, e.g., Clickbank = eBooks; CJ = web services, lots of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,133
Posted By Bredfan
Re: How do I get and use an Interactive US Map?

Hi -

I just looked at the source code on that page... The US Map you see is just a flash rendering of the USA map. The designer created hover areas for each state and linked each to a specific...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bredfan
Re: What is Your Plan For Today? Plan of Action?

Alright, I'll play... :-)

Today I 'm going to write a new post for my political blog.

Write a post for me (new) local business blog.

Search (hopefully find) some content for my woodworking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Newbie report - $60 in 2.5 months - is this ok?

I am working on an educational site too... check offervault - there are a few cpa deals out there. There are also some products available in CJ and CB in the education industry.

Find an offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Bredfan
Re: What's Wrong With This Site? Need Some Help!

Good catch jpboxersox! I know SEO well.... that home page meta desc is a big fat oversight! Great catch. Better go through all the basics while I'm revamping...

@Studio13 - yeah, I was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Seven... thousand? Srsly? WTF

Nice post. I agree completely - excellent food for thought.

Anyone ever tell you your pic looks a little like Cliff Burton? :-)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th February 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Squeeze Pages and PPC?

G permanently suspended my Adwords account because of running ads to a squeeze page. And get this...

The "squeeze page" had a full navigation on it - with 6 or 7 main navigation tabs and 3-5...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Too many squeeze pages on one site?

Right, but you're making an assumption that the OP did not stipulate: that each squeeze page is linked to from the home page.

If that were the case, you have just described a very flat website,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Too many squeeze pages on one site?

Hi -

It would depend on if the site uses noindex/follow properly.

Generally, an orphaned page is bad for Google. That is, a page cannot be accessed by any other page. If G encounters a bunch...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bredfan
Re: Lamar Smith Author of Sopa - busted!

I agree with your sentiment, Kay. I'm in the business of political blogging, so I have to make sure my claims are correct, or I lose the trust of my (limited) readers.

So I agree.

Big "but." ...
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