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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By allancaeg
After you hit 'publish,' where do you distribute your blog post these days?

How do you distribute/repurpose your articles after publishing?

I.e. These days, what blog traffic sources perform best for you?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By allancaeg
What marketing channel drives the most sign-ups for your SaaS app?

What traffic referrer drives the most traffic & conversions towards your SaaS app's free trial sign-up pages?
Forum: Social Media 30th August 2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By allancaeg
RE: I am struggling with Pinterest

What industry are you in?

I'm in B2B and it has not been worthwhile to me. Now focusing on other channels instead.

If you're selling, say, physical products for women... I'd expect far more...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 6th August 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What's a great alternative to Gumroad these days?

Thanks Robin.

I checked it out in the past... though this product category is very 'timely'... rendering many options highly outdated. I.e. products have changed drastically or are defunct
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 6th August 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What's a great alternative to Gumroad these days?

Oooh that looks great. Hope the price will be good
Forum: Social Media 17th July 2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 493
Posted By allancaeg
What specific Facebook feature drives the most traffic and leads for you?

It's very easy to say that Facebook works... but that product is now a huge family.

Before we get into it, let's look at FB features other than FB ads.

What's your success like with other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Catchy title vs. Keyword Title

A key is to make sure that being catchy is not...

... in the expense of being clear.

That's the common problem.

It's witty, but someone skimming through Google or Facebook would not get it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By allancaeg
Anyone successful with driving traffic via Flipboard?

I've started bookmarking our new articles on Flipboard. It's getting a little bit of traffic (more than Pinterest), but not yet enough for me to form a strategy around it.

Have you found...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th July 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What is the best Marketing Product you purchased this year?

Paperform.

Allows me to easily ask for feedback and charge money.

Usually, the forms are customized for just 1 client. Serves as a project proposal (with e-commerce payment) or for when I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What's your biggest organic traffic source (other than Google)?

Curious if you're getting tons of traffic via organic Twitter, guest blog posts, directories, FB Groups, Reddit, Pinterest, forums, etc...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What kind of opt-in widget drives the most sign ups on your blog?

I hear you and it seems I could have further clarified it in the OP description...

I'm in the business of crafting the offer and focusing on the substance (rather than how it's displayed).
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By allancaeg
What's your biggest organic traffic source (other than Google)?

Looking to get inspired in terms of organic traffic sources...

In the past 3 months, what's your top source of organic traffic other than search?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What kind of opt-in widget drives the most sign ups on your blog?

For sure, that's the biggest contributor to conversion...

So the question here is if you have a great offer, which of your forms best promote that 1 offer?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By allancaeg
What should be in your checklist when migrating web hosting providers?

I'm looking to migrate from BlueHost to SiteGround (finally... and let's keep the web host quality discussions in another thread).

I want to ensure a smooth and easy experience.

What should be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 166
Posted By allancaeg
What kind of opt-in widget drives the most sign ups on your blog?

You may have content upgrades, header ribbon, footer CTAs, exit intent popups, welcome mats, etc...

Of all your sign up forms, which one produces the most sign ups on your blog these days?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th July 2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What's a great alternative to Gumroad these days?

Yes, considering the likes of Teachable and Skillshare too... while I'm adding my own branded platform to the mix. I.e. Places where the buyers are *my* customers, not of the marketplace.

I'd...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th July 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By allancaeg
What's a great alternative to Gumroad these days?

For selling membership/digital products, Gumroad still seems to be the most attractive option.

It's the simplest, does what it has to do, allows me to focus on the content rather than the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By allancaeg
Agencies, how do you launch a service as if it's a new product?

It's natural to generate buzz if you're launching a beta, V1 or V2 of a product...

But many of us are in the service-based business where there are fewer obvious reasons to launch something new. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By allancaeg
How would you delegate to a Virtual Assistant the job of hunting orb RFPs?

Digital agency owners, you're probably depending on Reuqest for Proposals to acquire new clients outside your network.

If you're to automate/systematize/delegate this...

How would you instruct...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Digital Agency owners, how much of your marketing budget goes to inbound marketing?

Hahahaha

I've been doing that for so long... Now, other people in my life who rely on me could use a little stability from my end.

So I'm moving the balance for reaping more immediate gains...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Digital Agency owners, how much of your marketing budget goes to inbound marketing?

That's the huge thing: predicting your income month to month.

At first, the question is survival and sanity.

It's hard to be creative if cash flow is too unpredictable and you're worrying about...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By allancaeg
RE: For websites you built in 2017, how much of the traffic comes from search?

Big context: this has a lot to do with how long it takes for SEO to work.

I'm curious if, for example, a website you published 3 years ago is getting 70% of its traffic from SEO... while a 5-month...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Digital Agency owners, how much of your marketing budget goes to inbound marketing?

Yes, changing my thinking to that as well.

When I started, I was far more idealistic with a very very strong preference towards building scale.

As runway burns, I'm shifting efforts to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Digital Agency owners, how much of your marketing budget goes to inbound marketing?

It's actually far more inbound (forums etc) and not as much any other channel.

While this is super scalable, I'm realizing that I'm playing in "hard mode" this way...

Investing in so much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Digital Agency owners, how much of your marketing budget goes to inbound marketing?

Love it.

What's your traffic source for the squeeze pages, Dylan?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What's usually the 1 last thing that your prospects see before they buy?

Google's ZMOT (https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/marketing-resources/micro-moments/zero-moment-truth/) is a great addition to this discussion.

I like how Pardot describes it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By allancaeg
For websites you built in 2017, how much of the traffic comes from search?

Curious about the state of new websites... I.e. Those you published this year...

For such newer websites, how much traffic comes from SEO (vs. social , forums, etc)?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By allancaeg
What's usually the 1 last thing that your prospects see before they buy?

We all know that your leads rarely buy the very first time they learn about your offers...

What's usually the 1 last thing that triggers them to finally buy your product?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By allancaeg
Digital Agency owners, how much of your marketing budget goes to inbound marketing?

If you're running an agency... What's the proportion between your inbound vs. outbound marketing efforts?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By allancaeg
Have you experienced saturating a marketing channel?

SEO, a certain type of advertising, blogging, etc...

Have you ever found a marketing channel to plateau for you?

I.e. you've saturated results and you'll have to look for another source?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By allancaeg
Top lead generation resources for digital agencies?

What are your top blogs, books, and other references for digital agencies?

Say you're a marketing, SEO, or web design agency. Where do you usually go to learn the best tips for acquiring clients?
Forum: Email Marketing 6th March 2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By allancaeg
B2B folks, what content distribution channel drives you the most traffic?

Say you're an agency or you sell a B2B SaaS product, where do you get the most traffic?

What channel refers you the most traffic that ends up with email sign ups in 2017?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By allancaeg
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By allancaeg
What lead generation method worked best for you in January 2017?

It's February! At least where I'm at...

Marketing changes. We evolve with it. One day, a particular social network is high ROI, the next season it stops working.

Let's talk about your current...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,512
Posted By allancaeg
RE: 10$ a day is it possible ?

Get your head above the water with this trick...

Sell a service.

Super straightforward and simple, yet it doesn't get the attention it deserves because of the lack of ninja hacking stuff.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 883
Posted By allancaeg
RE: I need help with thinking of a money making niche

Super easy positioning for you would be: building websites for artists

Building websites remains to be very much in demand. Super commoditized yet you won't run out of people to serve.

Your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By allancaeg
Re: When does it make sense to sell to cold traffic?

Great distinction @wordwizard and @JohnMcCabe

The key is to focus on qualified leads.

I have insurance agent friends that are definitely part of the apparently NFL. I didn't enjoy their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By allancaeg
Re: When does it make sense to sell to cold traffic?

I think the key question is about focus.

Magical free traffic is great, sure. Everyone wants that.

The question is what to focus on in early days, with scarce resource. Say you work 40 hours a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By allancaeg
What 3 projects have directly contributed to your success in 2016?

There's a bunch of bets you made this year.

Maybe it's blogging. Maybe it's a specific social network. Maybe it's a new sales funnel. Maybe it's acquiring a new website.

You have a long list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By allancaeg
When does it make sense to sell to cold traffic?

Most entrepreneurs go to cold traffic prematurely.

It's not their business to reach a stranger in another country, but they're too busy with it.

I love it when Bryan Harris talked about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Best Way to Drive Traffic? (besides Google and Facebook)

I've been very satisfied with Quuu Promote.

What it doesn't is basically to pimp your content into people's Buffer queues. So that's going out on all their social media: Facebook, Twitter,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By allancaeg
Starting out with: Products vs. Services

There's something great about selling digital products.

You build it once and it keeps working for you. Whether it's a PDF ebook, course, or software; it scales. You may update it every once in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By allancaeg
What content marketing services are easy to buy?

You want to boost traffic beyond your current team's capacities.

You have a blog archive and a constant stream of content.

How do you get 3rd party help to further repurpose and distribute your...
Forum: Social Media 28th November 2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By allancaeg
YouTube video vs Pinterest Graphic ROI

Which one would bring more traffic ROI, a YouTube video or Pinterest graphic?

For example: the cost of producing a YouTube video is equivalent to making 5 Pinterest graphics. Which of the 2...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By allancaeg
What services are easy to hire to boost traffic?

I'd like to boost traffic in ways other than PPC. Looking for services I can use that quickly and easily embeds in my processes.

While PPC is great, I'm thinking about spending on content. For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 509
Posted By allancaeg
Can you skip paid traffic?

Say you have an internet property with a marketing funnel that successfully scaled, can you rely purely on organic traffic?

Is it possible to grow your funnel while relying solely on social,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By allancaeg
RE: My Kindness is My Weakness

You're a great writer.

This is such a great storytelling piece. You should get a much better gig.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Content Marketing Question

At least, promote on social.

No need to go for PPC yet. Optimize your conversions through organic ways, but still distribute the content that you make.

The guideline: Spend 80% of your time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 375
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Would you buy a website with loan money?

Dangerous idea.

If you're at a point that you need a loan, there are surer and faster ways to make a profit. You can begin the stair step process by using someone else's platform.

Building a...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th November 2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Squeeze page alert: Stop giving FREE ebooks. Here is an alternative that converts way better..

You can't also break up your book into multiple PDFs!

PDF can have higher perceived value than email.

You can split your PDF into 4 sections sent as 4 dripping emails, training people to open...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th November 2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By allancaeg
RE: What's the best wp plugin for get email subscribers?

Thrive Leads for the form capture and a smart redirect/button scenarios for people who just signed up.

You also need an auto responder. Invest in ActiveCampaign's $8/mo lite plan or Drip.co is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 676
Posted By allancaeg
RE: Working less hours has made me more profitable.

@TeaCozy, have you also started delegating/automating more?
Forum: Email Marketing 16th November 2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By allancaeg
How good are Drip and ConvertKit?

If you were to start over with your email list & marketing automation, would you consider these newer players?

I'm curious as they may have less legacy baggage, as opposed to the likes of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By allancaeg
What are the first 3 roles that you delegate?

After building a new internet business that appears to have a working model, you want to scale operations.

Say you now have the confidence and greater need to delegate and automate, what are the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By allancaeg
How do you do market research to boost conversions?

What specific market research method worked well for you for boosting the conversion rates of your opt in pages?

Typically, we think of research in forms of analytics or active outreach like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By allancaeg
Coming from a technical background, how do you shift your mindset to focus on biz opp?

If you have a design or development background, it's difficult not to focus on your engineering skills. You don't want to take shortcuts in the form of technical debt and you want to tell your...
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