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Forum: Growth Hacking 27th November 2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By ColinB
Re: Tai Lopez? – Actual self help guru or just a marketing savvy fraud?

Thanks man, that.s exactly what I was thinking. It seems he is painting himself as something that he not quite is to try and entice people to pay him loads of money so he can help them become...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 95
Posted By ColinB
Re: Have you ever made a mistake that wasnt worth learning from?

Thanks for your comment odahh. I can relate!
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 95
Posted By ColinB
Re: Have you ever made a mistake that wasnt worth learning from?

Haha, that is a great point. Knowing your limits and capabilities is very important, The universe has thrown a few lessons of that nature my way in recent times.
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 85
Posted By ColinB
Re: Would you take a free living money for a life redundancy?

Hi Shana, Thanks for the input. This is exactly the response I was hoping the question would inspire in people. Good for you and best of luck.
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 85
Posted By ColinB
Re: Would you take a free living money for a life redundancy?

Thanks Wayne. I think you have summed up the debate quite well. Very interesting and accurate comparing it to welfare, I never thought about it that way but it really hit the nail on the head.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By ColinB
RE: Why Content Marketing is NOT built to last?

They might not last for more than one month, but they can be posted with whatever frequency you like and they are so easy to create that content marketing is still a very powerful tool in my opinion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By ColinB
RE: Self-Taught Marketers are the Best Marketers

I would agree. I think successful marketing takes a creative/entrepreneurial streak that cannot be taught. I took some courses in marketing but the most important lessons that I learned and the ones...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By ColinB
RE: What's a good WP plugin for a membership & referral site?

I use DAP. It has tonnes of features and seems to be quite popular. The only thing I'll say is that there are so many features that It might be hard to find the ones that work best for you if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By ColinB
RE: Do I need a terms of service for my personal blog?

Yeah I would definitely recommend it. If you are unsure as to how to go about this you can could hire a freelancer with experience on freelancer.com or some such platform. It should be quite cheap as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 335
Posted By ColinB
RE: What is the optimal keyword density?

I wouldn't concentrate so much on a specific density. Id focus on placing keywords in the header and first paragraph and in image tags. After that, focus on your content quality. Hope this helps.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th November 2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By ColinB
Bings new extended ad format outperforms googles version (apparently) can anyone vouch for this?

Bing has launched its own extended text Ad format in the last couple of days. Apparently it outperforms googles version in the CTR stakes. Can anyone vouch for this?
Forum: Email Marketing 20th November 2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By ColinB
What words Kill conversions? Submit, Payment FREE, and Money stop my campaigns in their tracks.

Pve noticed that the more I use certain words, like submit, payment, FREE and money, then the less success my landing pages, PPC and email marketing campaigns have. I have ended up calling them the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By ColinB
Are the ADwords local affiliate extensions providing a ROI?

Can anyone give me a lowdown on how they are finding their local affiliate extension for AdWords in relation to the ROI they provide?
Forum: Social Media 20th November 2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By ColinB
Facebook announces it miscalculated more advertising metrics.

Just read this article in the WSJ. The headline says it all really and further info can be found in the link.
My question is, will this change the way you advertise with the Book?...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By ColinB
What are the first three questions you ask yourself before writing a piece of copy.

I need to freshen up my approach to writing copy. I was hoping some of you could advise me on what your most important considerations are when writing a piece of copy? It can be any type of copy,...
Forum: Social Media 20th November 2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By ColinB
1 billion a year for snapchat advertising.

Apparently snapchat is used by 100 million people every day and can make 1 billion in advertising in 2017 alone. Its amazing how such a simple idea can create such a mammoth amount of cash. Can...
Forum: Social Media 20th November 2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By ColinB
Is it the responsibility of facebook to monitor whether the content that people post is fake?

Theres been a fair bit of heat on facebook after the election – some of it self imposed – the criticism of it being that it provided a medium for false news and misinformation to spread.
Personally...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By ColinB
Whats the best way to find start-up entrepreneurs to network with?

Im looking to connect with start up entrepreneurs in the New York area for networking purposes. Does anyone know what are the best functions or events to attend to meet them? Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By ColinB
Has anyone any experience writing crowdfunding pitches?

Ive been asked by a friend to write a pitch for a crowdfunding website. Ive never done this before and I was wondering if any experienced heads out there could tell me, in their experience, what the...
Forum: Growth Hacking 20th November 2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By ColinB
Tai Lopez? Actual self help guru or just a marketing savvy fraud?

Ive been seeing a fair bit of this guy on youtube ads and such. Hes the “Just here in my back yard” guy. I just cant make my mind up about him. Is he a genuine self help guru with something to ad to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th November 2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 85
Posted By ColinB
Would you take a free living money for a life redundancy?

If someone hypothetically offered you the same money you earn now in return for nothing. But if you accepted it you could not pursue anything that interested you. Would you take it? Just curious,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th November 2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By ColinB
How much work is TOO much when youre trying to get a business up and running?

My best friends wedding is coming up, its a three day event in Spain and hes asked me to be the best man. I should be proud, honored and excited but all I can think about is that cant spare three...
Forum: Growth Hacking 20th November 2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By ColinB
What is the best way to find QUALITY freelancers to outsource my content writing to?

Im looking to free up some of my own time by outsourcing my content creation to freelancers. Where can I find quality freelancers? Im not really interested in churn and burn type content; Im looking...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th November 2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 95
Posted By ColinB
Have you ever made a mistake that wasnt worth learning from?

Ive made my fair share of mistakes I think, perhaps more. And I know that they are golden opportunities to learn. But a lot of the time I can help thinking that the lesson learned was pretty...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 569
Posted By ColinB
RE: Whys everyone so afraid of failing?

People (including myself) are afraid of failure because we tend to focus on the end result of our efforts rather than the process. This makes starting a project or venture extremenly daunting because...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By ColinB
RE: What's the most important thing to influence your mood?

Id say its when i see a sign or evidence that I have overestimated my progress with regards to achieving my goals or overestimated where I'm currently at.
One of my biggest challenges is remaining...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 946
Posted By ColinB
Re: What Social Media Page Drives Most Traffic?

Hey Sikander. As far as I have learned so far about marketing on pinterest is that some businesses - including my own - tend to lend themselves less to pintrest marketing as opposed to the...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 946
Posted By ColinB
Re: What Social Media Page Drives Most Traffic?

Hi Nico, thanks for your reply. Thats a very good point about looking at my competition and seeing what works the best for them and using that to help my business. Its always a good starting point to...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By ColinB
Re: Is Pinterest Worth the Time to Promote my Business?

Hey Funtobesocial. Great name by the way. That's really interesting that you have achieved some success in marketing your business on Pinterest without having to use the paid option. I think I might...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By ColinB
Re: Is Pinterest Worth the Time to Promote my Business?

Hey Wentzco. Many thanks for your reply, its much appreciated and thanks for the help and information, you have given me some excellent points to think about and action. That is really interesting...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By ColinB
Re: Is Pinterest Worth the Time to Promote my Business?

Hi Sam. Thanks a lot for your reply and the information. Thats a really good point, I was thinking that think i'll probably go and sign up to use pinterest for myself first and try to figure out the...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By ColinB
Re: Is Pinterest Worth the Time to Promote my Business?

Hi Publyfe. Thanks a lot for your reply and the information. Thats a good idea, I think i'll go and sign up for myself first and investigate the site from a purely user only perspective, as you say I...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th November 2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By ColinB
RE: Are you using videos in email marketing?

Hey, as far as I'm concerned there are a few benefits to using video in email marketing.
Firstly, its a great means to get your point across easily. God knows how tired the general audience is,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By ColinB
RE: How many time take to keyword ranking?

There's a few things you can do to improve your ranking.
Firstly have you tried focusing a bit on long tail keywords? Long tail keywords are the less obvious keywords that have a lower search...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th November 2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By ColinB
RE: Trying to Beat Procrastination

Good post, procrastination is funny one in that the solution is so damn simple, but achieving it is so damn hard. It's the age old battle with any man or woman's greatest adversary - the mind. The...
Forum: Social Media 11th November 2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By ColinB
RE: Youtube TRAFFIC

Good choice, youtube is an amazing resource that can gain super publicity for your brand.

The first box that I'd tick is to make sure the appearance of your youtube page matches the general...
Forum: Email Marketing 28th October 2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By ColinB
Whats the best way to start email marketing

Hello hello hello. Email marketing is another aspect of marketing that Im trying to wrap my head around with a view to utilizing it to promote my business at some stage in the future.
Ive gotten my...
Forum: Social Media 28th October 2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By ColinB
Are Any Google Competitors like Bing, etc In Anyway competitive?

Are Any Google Competitors like Bing, etc In Anyway competitive? I have a question that based half from business needs and half from just plain curiousity. Obviously the search engine game has on...
Forum: Social Media 28th October 2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 946
Posted By ColinB
What Social Media Page Drives Most Traffic?

Just a quick question for you internet marketing gurus, or for those of you who have a bit of experience in marketing your own businesses.
Which social media platform drives the most traffic to your...
Forum: Social Media 28th October 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By ColinB
Is Pinterest Worth the Time to Promote my Business?

Hi all, hope ye are having an awesome day and your all your monthly goals have been reached. Ive come again to consult the oracle.
Im basically looking at every possible means to promote my business...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By ColinB
What Is The Best Way to Increase SEO Ranking Without Using Backinks?

So. Those of you who pay attention to who posts what may have gathered thus far that I am in the process of starting my business which will need substantial online muscle to succeed.
Ive been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By ColinB
Is Google Plus Useful for Marketing.

Hi all, Ive been hearing loads about Google Plus and the wonders it can do for marketing your business online.

The only thing is, I dont use it and I dont actually know of anyone who does.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By ColinB
Does a Definitive Google Ranking Factors Exist?

Hi all, just checking to see if you guys could put my mind at ease about this. Ive been doing the rounds of the top SEO blogs and experts around and some of them let on like they know for sure what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By ColinB
Is Web Traffic Numbers Super Important for SEO?

Hi all, thanks a lot for your help on my previous threads, they really helped me a lot. It seems the more you learn about internet marketing and SEO, the more questions arise so Its great to have a...
Forum: Social Media 24th October 2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By ColinB
Re: Are Facebook Ads Worth the Cash?

Hi Affpsy, Thanks a million for the reply. Very informative and verty demonstrative. I can see how I could use this template to apply it directly to my product. I have a very specific target market...
Forum: Social Media 24th October 2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By ColinB
Re: Whats all this about Reddit?

Hey Alextrevayne. Thanks for your help. So I guess reddit works similarly to here, where user input pushes content to the top and such content generally receives more attention and votes. I'll take...
Forum: Social Media 24th October 2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By ColinB
Re: Whats all this about Reddit?

Hey professional tweeter. (Judging by your name you must have some knowledge worth knowing so I appreciate your input). That makes sense. So reddit seems like quite the democratic platform where the...
Forum: Social Media 24th October 2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By ColinB
Re: Are Facebook Ads Worth the Cash?

Hi Laminator Machine.

Thanks for you reply. This makes perfect sense to me, I was questioning whether not marketing through facebook would have any real effect on my bottom line, I couldnt really...
Forum: Social Media 24th October 2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By ColinB
Re: Are Facebook Ads Worth the Cash?

Hey Ignacio.

Thanks for your reply, The information you have given me has given me plenty to think about. Ill definitely try to incorporate segmentation as I go forward. Being able to target...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By ColinB
Re: I Had a Great Marketing Idea. But Will I Get Sued?

Straight and to the point. Thanks GrowSpy. I thought that maybe using a caricature or a cartoon might help my idea fly and not attract the wrong kind of legal attention but it seems that I wont be so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By ColinB
Re: I Had a Great Marketing Idea. But Will I Get Sued?

Hey, that's great and thanks for the info. I think that both of these points serve to say that my idea is not a good one from a legality point of view, it seems that hypothetically, if I had a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By ColinB
Re: I Had a Great Marketing Idea. But Will I Get Sued?

Thanks The Leader. This has definitely given me substantial food for thought. Your right man, I'd hate to end up on the wring side of a vindictive celebrity, a simple court summons would be enough to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd October 2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By ColinB
RE: When there IS such a thing as bad marketing publicity

It seems like the old saying "No publicity is bad publicity" might not be standing tall in the modern age of content hyper-creation and mega-consumption.

The case in point, and how publicity is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By ColinB
RE: Writers: what's your morning routine?

I find I can adapt between night owl and morning person with a few lifestyle shifts.

Naturally I am a night owl. My creativity and ideas will only really start to flow in the evenings generally...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By ColinB
RE: Mastering the art of copywriting

There will ALWAYS be a need for copywriting. The mediums may change or alter in their nature but words are the part of a communication that will resonate with people.

I don't blame you for asking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By ColinB
RE: I keep seeing that Article Marketing is dead...True?

In my honest opinion article marketing is very much alive and well. I think that the difference between today and yesterday is that now a quality over quantity approach will get better results. This...
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