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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Is spinning & dup content penalties dead? Boy, I hope so...

Chris and Alexa are exactly right and anyone who argues otherwise doesn't have their facts in order. But let's be clear that there are two types of article marketing:

1.) Internet Article...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Problems with Rank Tracker

We used Market Samurai extensively until they crapped out a few weeks ago. Checking 10 keywords at a time using our local computer just doesn't work for us. So, we signed up for Rank Tracker (Link...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 5th February 2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,681
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Article Demon by EdwinSoft

We used Article Demon heavily for more than 12 months. Initially, success rates were around 70%. Then they dropped to 50%, then 30%, and now they are negligible.

Whether simply creating...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Done. Here's the reply from the US Marines:

"On behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and the many less fortunate children who will experience the joy of Christmas...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Mike;

Your last response was the one I was looking for. I figured I wasn't exactly asking the question correctly and I'm glad we got down to what I needed.

Send me your PayPal via PM and I'm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Hmmm...I see. So overall your advice is "better safe than sorry," which, with this kind of revenue, makes perfect sense.

I know that having the URLs the way they are right now doesn't hurt...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Mike,

Nope, I definitely don't have it figured out. ;-) I know much, much less than it might sound like. In fact, I did not know that this would have to be done incrementally, but what you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

And no, I don't care about Google crawling the site. They put a bot on the site a long time ago and we get indexed immediately upon publishing of new content or changes.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

There is a substantial amount of interlinking between pages and posts and of course about 77,000 backlinks pointing to the site. We have about 357 pages of indexed content, all properly and heavily...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Yes, this is actually a custom-built Wordpress site. We have it setup on its own server.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Thanks for the replies.

Yukon, I did actually know all that, but I don't understand what the potential (if any) risks are, and why or why not those risks should be mitigated or a cause for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
$35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

I'll pay $35 via PayPal to the person in this thread who provides me with the best answer & comprehensive explanation to support their answer.

I have partially inherited a website with a URL...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,972
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Claims in WSOs - What Gives?

I LOVE hearing the old spineless verbal wave of indifference when people simply say "buyer beware."

Whatever happened to integrity?

When you associate yourself with liars and thieves, even...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Need Help Figuring Out How to Do a Certain Headline

This is partially outdated information. Google now "reads" text in images and can pick up spoken words in video too. There was a significant implementation of this over the last summer. It isn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,147
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Just got a legal threat and I've done nothing wrong!!

Fact: You don't need to do ANYTHING to "register" a trademark OR a copyright. It doesn't need to be listed anywhere, you don't need to pay or fill out a form or do anything whatsoever to get it. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,182
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Are No Follow Links Really Worthless?

Understood, thank you. The term "untrusted" was an issue of semantics, then.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,182
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Are No Follow Links Really Worthless?

Barry, you can't be serious. You think Google created No-Follow so that people can deliberately link to untrusted content? Assuming that by putting the attribute in place they must KNOW the content...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,642
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: SENuke X got me penalized

Well, I'm tired of this argument, but I'd certainly like to know where a person can get SENukeX for $30!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,182
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Are No Follow Links Really Worthless?

So Barry if I could offer you a No-Follow link on a PR9 or even PR10 page, you wouldn't want it?

To the OP:

Just because search engines don't FOLLOW links doesn't mean they're worthless. ...
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Do You Live By These 10 Great Copywriting Commandments?

Nice list - did you write this? Is it derived from something or is that all you? Great job either way. I would add to it:

The Prerequisite Commandment:

i.) Ensure client knows what they're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: How many links to get pr 1?

Please qualify this statement.
Forum: Copywriting 26th November 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,764
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Copywriters Favorite Tool

One college ruled notebook and one black Bic.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,461
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: It's Official PayPal Is Dying!

Personally, I'd love to see PayPal lose its customer base and fizzle out. Awful company. But I highly doubt that's going to happen.

We can only hope that this new competition will prompt...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd November 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: What's your copywriting history?

I've always been a writer, but my career began early. When I was a kid I was a ward of the state and was often placed in group homes, detention centers, institutions, etc, as there weren't too many...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st November 2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,096
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Fiverr. The home of Scammers, Spammers, and Mults.

That gig has been suspended. ;-) Too bad.
Forum: Copywriting 21st November 2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Headline Writing Noob. Help please?

There's no fight here at all, sir. John and I were just discussing the intricacies of marketing, and for the most part everything discussed should have some relevance to your request for assistance...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Headline Writing Noob. Help please?

I hear what you're saying John, but I still think your view is...skewed. No disrespect meant.

Some of our most profitable clients have been the doctors, lawyers, dentists, real estate agents,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th November 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: "Great minds can READ this!"

This is fun, but there's no study that says that only 55% of people can do it. Everyone can do it.

In fa t, y o ca ev n rem ve lette s nd pe ple w ll st ll b ab e to re d it.
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Headline Writing Noob. Help please?

You're absolutely right, John. I only made $32,775 in 2011 (so far) developing websites for "Amish" people. I guess that's just because I'm not really a developer and that's just a small portion of...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: how do you avoid getting ripped off on elance, odesk, guru?

It's definitely too early to get worried. He could be on vacation, a long weekend, he could be a day behind or a day ahead of you (location) or he just might not check in that much. There are often...
Forum: Copywriting 13th November 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Basics Of A Successful Press Release

Matthew,

I think your article is exactly what you described - the basics of press release writing and distribution.

But what I don't get is why people think that press release distribution...
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Headline Writing Noob. Help please?

OR,

"10 DEADLY Website Mistakes You're NOT Going to Make."
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Nofollow DOES Pass Pagerank??!!

Even IF NoFollow DIDN'T pass link love, (it does) you'd be a fool not to target those types of links. I've often heard people complain about poor results when they only target DoFollow. Why? It's...
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Headline Writing Noob. Help please?

[QUOTE=Jonathan 2.0;5027325]"10 Deadly Website Mistakes New Business Owners Make ...
(And How To Survive Them ...)"

I like where you're going with this, but this title means you're giving away...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: "Thanks for sharing" - Please stop.

Much finding your post good here and adding it to Bing spider sight for my companions to sum.
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: A Little Rant

Damn it sir, that is one of the finest posts I have ever seen in this forum!

Well done, and thanks for the brutal honesty. We see that far too little here.
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: A Little Rant

Sorry, I should have quoted. I was talking to the OP. ;-)
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: A Little Rant

So if no one was paying you to write "killer" copy, you'd still do it after you were "rich"? I assume you'd then give the work away for free?

And don't say you'd use it to promote your own...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: "Yes, I hear you're a copyright-er?"

The proper way to handle this is to remove the incorrect word and in its place put:

[copywriter]

This indicates to the reader that your word is not part of the original quote and instead is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th November 2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: I spilled Mountain Dew on EVERYTHING.

Mountain Dew, or Crab Juice?

For me and Homer Simpson, the choice is obvious:

Homer Simpson Eats Khlav Kalash At The WTC - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: How much time do you spend THINKING when you write copy?

Copywriting and article writing are not the same thing; I'm not sure I understand the simultaneous references in this thread...

In any case, if you're building your sales page from a detailed...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,304
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Best Backlink Building Software

LOL, I didn't even look at the date. This thread is dead, people. She was looking for help a year and a half ago...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,304
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Best Backlink Building Software

We're blessed to have plenty of resources and funding in order to test software programs. We've tried just about all of them mentioned here and found them seriously wanting.

Article Marketing...
Forum: Reciprocal Links 2nd November 2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By Russell Barnstein
I'll trade you 10 quality .edu links for 5 non-spammed .gov links

I need a handful of .gov backlinks. I'll get you 10 solid .edu backlinks in exchange for 5 .gov backlinks.

These aren't from some lame spammed list - this is part of our personal list that we...
Forum: Reciprocal Links 2nd November 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: WF Only: PR6 - $65 / Year || Education / Language || Thousands of BL || Website (Not Blog)

I'm interested. Please send the URL and I will get back to you immediately after viewing it.

Thank you

-Russ
Forum: Reciprocal Links 2nd November 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: [WTS] 6xPR5 & 5xPR4 Quality and cheap backlinks

Hello;

I am interested, can you please send me the list? I'll respond immediately after viewing.

Thank you!

-Russ
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: For How Much should I sell a pack of sites making $250+/month on Adsense?

You're using another site's pictures and trademark name to earn money? And you come here to the forum to ask for suggestions to sell your thievery?

If I cared I'd be insulted.

Comply with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: New scam, and the reason I no longer show my portfolio on my website

I'm afraid I don't understand why this is an issue. If a potential client of mine asks for references, I provide them to that particular person. If they want to see work samples, I send them screen...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th May 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Question About Moderators

I believe that there is a possibility that someone who may be a moderator is abusing their power. Is there a way to tell if someone is a mod, and if you confirm that they are and want to report a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 965
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: If you were a bug...

Well, I suppose I would be a bedbug, but no flower needed...I'd deflower my mate with Traumatic Insemination (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_insemination). I mean, that's basically what spam...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 753
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Favorite Book or Author?

Yes, another good one. I never read any of the "mainstream" Heinlein and don't really feel a need to. When I was a boy I read a LOT of L.Ron Hubbard, which was just "neato" Sci-Fi, (I'm NOT talking...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 753
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Favorite Book or Author?

Illusions changed my life and gave me the magnetism skills needed to make my own fate in the world. Johnathan Livingston Seagull was Bach's way of reaching the masses I think...and job well done. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 5,768
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: The Person Below Me...

False. It's a song by John Lajoie:

YouTube - ‪Show Me Your Genitals‬‏...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,772
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: My Paypal account FROZEN and lots of VERY WEIRD questions... can you help?

Adana;

Your account has been flagged because it is a Personal account when in actuality it should be a Premier account. It takes nothing to make this upgrade and you really should have set it up...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th May 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Anyone Ever Sold Their Jewelry Before? ...Trying to sell mine... how do I do it?

I didn't notice either and in fact have never looked at the dates of any posts......
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th May 2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Anyone Ever Sold Their Jewelry Before? ...Trying to sell mine... how do I do it?

Don't bother with Craigslist unless you have time to handle mountains of spam. eBay is okay but not the route I would take.

HeySal said it best: you'll never be able to sell your jewelry...
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