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Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Generating sexy reports...

I like Internet Business Promoter (IBP). The reports have quite a few pages and include graphs and such. Not sure I'd call 'em sexy but think they look professional and clients seem to see them in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Offer new product to current clients at discount?

Typically I'll occasionally check on my existing customers web presence. If I see something that should/could be corrected I'll just say "Hey, did you know ..." Maybe a typo, address correction or a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Anyone know how to move a WP site to a new server with no downtime?

Here's my notes I've made for when I do this:
backupwordpress plugin

original/old site - backup all files
extract wp sql & wp config for editing

install new wordpress
download (new site)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Powerpoint with Camtasia to Eazy video Player help!

Not familiar with the player you mention but you could try a different route and see if that makes a difference:
your vid > authorstream.com > download output then > your player

Good luck.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,377
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Best Postcard Marketing Course?

I'm a fan of funny and Stu Heinecke was part of a past WSO that did well. He's got some great ideas on direct mail using humor & postcards.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: How to contact by email offline business owners to offer them website design service

I go to local functions, collect biz cards and tell them I'll send them an invite to my free email newsletter.

Once I'm in their inbox then the sky is the limit. Ask for biz or ask for referrals. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Scraping emails from local search results to email????

Cold emailing like cold calling isn't always well received but ...

If you do decide to move forward with this, be aware, companies like Aweber would be none too pleased with a scraped list.

In...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Problem getting Google Places to rank higher - Help? Advice? Suggestions?

Might just need more 'address' umph.

First make sure the Google Places info is filled in to the max with all pics, vids and add some coupons.

Make sure the meta data on the pics &...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: How to copy emails from Horde email client?

Good explanation here:
Backup or Transfer Your Horde Email Folders (http://www.netcosupport.com/support/knowledgebase.php?article=54)
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Whats more important Traffic or Conversion

Think it depends on what you've got more of at the time.

If you've got plenty of traffic but your conversion isn't good then you work on conversion.

If you got a great converting offer but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: How To Spy Clickbank Upsells

You could try a Google search like so:
"Product Name" upsells inurl:forum
with the idea being to find conversations about the product and any upsells.

Easiest, as mentioned - just ask the vendor.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Using Stock Images

As has been mentioned you need to look at the license terms.

Perhaps you could find different images from free sites that could work. Sxc.hu has tons of free images and while they have terms...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: live chat on my site for upselling and support.

I look forward to a chat function on a site when I'm struggling with something. Chat can be a very positive customer service support option because of the immediacy of it.

Don't think most folks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Using a squeeze page in a blog/website

Another idea that I've become fond of for an optin is the Easy Heads Up Bar plugin. With a bright yellow background color it really draws the eye to it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Good & Cheap PC Headset?

Logitech ClearChat. Did a WSO and got some really good feedback on the poor audio quality i had on my vids and Mp3s.

One of the suggestions was the ClearChat by Logitech and it really made a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Which hosting company for gossip website running on WP

I'm using Hostgator, IcdSoft & Dayanna.

All depends on what the project is. Think for yours I'd go with IcdSoft. Hostgator has awesome support but on several occasions IcdSoft has gone way...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Looking for SEO starter/intermediate package

This guy has some good free info on SEO:
SEO 101: Everything You Need to Know About SEO (But Were Afraid to Ask)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: which niche should i choose?

A quick visit to the Google keyword tool found the following:
understanding men in relationships
relationship tips for men
psychology of men in relationships

They were all around 880 which...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd March 2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,348
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: OFFLINE GOLDRUSH: RED-HOT or just a MIRAGE? Reality check.

@qwqw

Guess I've been lucky and also have more to sell than some. My first jobs were computer repair jobs and came within 2 or 3 visits to weekly meetings. With so many slow & virus-ed machines...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,386
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Here's the story so far cold calling with the demosite model - really need help, any ideas ?

Firstly, let me wish you all the best in your efforts!

I don't do the demosite model per se but my process could be considered close to it. I became very frustrated with the back & forth of web...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,348
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: OFFLINE GOLDRUSH: RED-HOT or just a MIRAGE? Reality check.

Offline Goldrush???

For me yes, I think the opportunity is solid. Connecting with prospects is the challenge of course. For me simple networking is key. I go to Chamber meetings, networking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Any Micro Niche Finders Having Trouble?

Having a myriad of probs with the proggy as everyone is right now. Was getting locked up and returning no results after banging through all the scripts errors.

Closed MNF out, went into IE8 and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Aweber "Wrap Long Lines" feature?? Any software which does this?

This isn't very pretty but until someone drops in with a better solution...

You can use notepad and 2 keypresses or if you write a short macro using AutoHotkey then you only need 1 keypress or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Anyone know of split screen software?

If you have 2 windows open you can hold down the control key, then click on each window tab, then right click and select tile vertically or horizontal if you want.

Here's a link to something I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Any one else having a hard time getting into thier Yahoo acct?

I use a program called PopPeeper to log in to all my Yahoo accounts. Just checked and it still works fine.

Occasionally it breaks and I have to manually log in but after that it usually works...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Domain Name SEO

Like any type of content - articles, blog posts, etc best practices usually encourage keywords first. Titles beginning with keywords, first sentence of opening paragraph, etc.

Having said that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Download a public domain book spread out over 53 HTML pages as JPEG's

The book is mine at this point, thanks to everyone in the thread but I'm still curious about the gathering.

@yukon
It is the same book - thank you. Internet Archive should've been my first stop. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: How do I make a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE like the Guru's have?

Here's a couple from an MRR pkg I have. 'Rights' says can't be free so please do 3 jumping jacks as payment in full ;)

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4862/guaranteew.jpg
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Download a public domain book spread out over 53 HTML pages as JPEG's

@Chris Kent
Here's the 'starting gate' for plenty 'o public domain:
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library (http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/)
Category Descriptions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Is Aweber just THAT much better?

Aweber is the grandaddy of 'em all and I think is whitelisted in more places. I sat on the fence for years before I finally got going with them. One of the main reasons I picked them was their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Difference between submitting articles on ezine and posting it on my own blog

If you're going to use EzineArticles.com then from their own editorial guidelines:
Affiliate links will be allowed if the link is a domain name you own...

So if you submit to them you need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: How to track clicks on a redirect

Another option is sign up with Statcounter (free) and grab the code their wizard spits out and add that to the page (right before the /body cmd). One of the wizard options is invisible counter -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Hosting question -- can you simplify this for me?

Currently migrating to Hostgator. Just got a reseller with them but it was strictly a fiscal move.

My old host is IcdSoft and they rock! Uptime is great and their support is really sensational. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Download a public domain book spread out over 53 HTML pages as JPEG's

Pay someone...that's the smart choice for sure. :)

Will check to see if it's 'out there' somewhere.

Hadn't thought too much about the conversion was more challenged by downloading all the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Help with Branding

Since the Internet has become so important to small business that's where I go first when clients are considering names. I do keyword research to see what people are actually typing in the search...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Chase or Be Chased?

Wow, who doesn't like to be chased.

I do a ton of face-to-face networking, Chamber of Commerce, leads groups, etc. Groups like these you only have a minute or two for your commercial so it's tough...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Are you offering recurring fees on Google Places?

I probably should but I don't. For the small mom-and-pops I do it seems to work better to just use pay as you go.

Once I get them on the map they typically stay there so in my mind it wouldn't be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: If you can't get Exact Match Keyword Domain which is better.....

One word I like to add after keywords is 'source' as in www.KeywordSource.com Usually no trouble getting this and it makes sense to the visitor when they see it.

Have also had good success with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,736
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Your Free Offline Resource Guide

Aweber for e-mail marketing
Google docs is what I use for surveys
Google's keyword tool and Micro Niche Finder for keyword research
Keyword Density Analysis...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: What do you guys use to process payments?

PayPal is getting more ubiquitous but most of my off-line clients prefer using a charge card.

Getting a merchant account can sometimes really be a hassle. What's worked best for me over the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Google Places & directories fill-in sheet

Might check with ubl.org, they do listings for businesses all over the place and I'll bet their sign up form is very complete. You might even want to outsource the deal to them and pocket a nice bit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: And thats when I entered the room...

Here is a few to get you started :
$7 Dollar Secrets script
Rapid Action Profits
ClickBank
DPD: Digital Product Delivery
Payloadz
Payspree
E-Junkie
DigiResults
PayDotCom
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Physical product or IM

Typically when I look at opportunities I try to find ways they can be quickly and cheaply tested.

For a physical product more times than not taking a product to a fair, festival or trade show of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Marketing To Local Businesses

That's what I've done and then the resource box links to their site. Seems to work fine and as a bonus you have control of the link if you want/need to use it for another company or whatever.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Doug Slaton
Download a public domain book spread out over 53 HTML pages as JPEG's

Trying to download a public domain book spread out over 53 HTML pages as JPEG's.

I came up with a clunky way to gather up the JPEG's that I can then run through OCR but thought I'd check here to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Anti plagiat software

Adobe Acrobat, Restrict PDF, Book Guard Pro and I'm sure there's dozens more. Here's a quick Google search for you:
protect pdf

I don't want to be a negative Nelly but for every program to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Mail marked as spam - help

Be sure to include a statement somewhere in the sign-up process reminding your new sign-ups to check their spam folders and to white list e-mail address blahblah@blahblah.com.

No guarantee it'll...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 6th December 2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Where can I get well-written (good English) content (articles) at a low price?

You could also try searching the Warrior Special Offers area for PLR writers. Shoot them an e-mail and see if any are interested.

I bought PLR from Ruth P. plus I get a weekly article free from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Change Domain and Name of Forum

You can change the name of the forum and the next time Googlebot visits the forum name will be updated and your rankings shouldn't change.

If you change your domain name however then in Google's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Software To Make Youtube Videos For Traffic

If you're using a PC you can get started with the included Windows Movie Maker. But you'll need some source video to import in unless you're just going to do title screens.

If you just want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: new site, how rank on google places

Make sure you've filled in all the available spaces. Post all the vids and all the pics you're allowed to.

Then hop over to Yahoo's version of Google places and fill out a profile there. Once...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st December 2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Best Saved Password Software?

Locknote works well for me. It's basically notepad with a combo lock. Take it with you on a flash drive or email or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Using Price Increase After X Number of Copies, as Scarcity Tactic

I'm glad the testing purposes point was brought out. I had never thought of that angle before on this. That actually makes some sense.

I think many people (maybe most) buy things based on value....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Resale License Pricing?

In the offline world, from what I've read, licensing deals are typically in the 3-7% range.

But of course, all things are negotiable and the bottom line "is" the bottom line...what the market...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,543
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: Youtube Video Font Help... Please.

Could try a different font, different point size or a different output format.

You might try Avi and let YouTube work it's magic and maybe get a better end result.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Doug Slaton
Re: The Best List Building Strategies?

Make a series of reports, write some articles about the reports, shoot the articles out to directories and capture the traffic.

Or take this series of reports and give them away free and then use...
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