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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Chargeback Response services - anyone used one?

I'm looking at a few chargeback companies. We win over 90% of incoming chargebacks but the problem is with staff turnover, it's a major hassle and waste of time to re-train every time a new person...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 5th June 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Anyone used elasticemail?

Sorry to bump an old thread :)

I just started trying them out. So far so good - plus they give you a warmed-up IP with a SenderScore of 100, if you buy a dedicated IP. And their support is very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: HELP...Newsletters go to GMAIL SPAM BOX

The problem there is Mailjet. I've tried every ESP out there and Mailjet's deliverability is very poor vs. the others. Use Mandrill or SendGrid, set up their SPF and DKIM in your domain's DNS...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Information on ArpReach, Sendy, ect.

I've tried every ESP out there, Mandrill is the best followed by SendGrid at a close #2. Mailjet is HORRIBLE, definitely bottom of the barrel among ESPs.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Want to start my own digital agency? Any Advice?

You will find a TON of advice on here. I'd also recommend finding a REPUTABLE product from a reputable person. Personally I'd recommend Kevin Wilke's "Local Business Money Machine" then he has an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,374
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Anyone using magnet/tripwire concept from Frank Kerns Black Friday Bootcamp?

+1 on MailChimp, never used that product directly but I'm using their SMTP service Mandrill and the deliverability is astounding.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,374
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Anyone using magnet/tripwire concept from Frank Kerns Black Friday Bootcamp?

I gave up on Delavo after trying several of their "certified" people to set it up. Never got done.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What is the BEST 'Local Business' PLR?

Will check it out - thanks!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Newbie question about PLR "biz-in-a-box" packages

I just posted a similar thread - I'm far from a newbie, my list is over 250,000 but the problem is finding GOOD PLR, not junk. I used to sell PLR products to my list regularly a few years ago and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
What is the BEST 'Local Business' PLR?

I'm looking for a good solid PLR to resell to my list - a complete "business in a box" that shows someone how to become a local offline business SEO consultant.

Any suggestions? I know there are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Whale Hunting

The ticket to landing whales is to partner with traditional advertising agencies. Don't even bother trying to prospect for them on your own. Why do that when an ad agency will do the hard work and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Is hiring a sales rep the right thing to do?

Been there done that.

What has REALLY worked for me is to seek out traditional advertising agencies who sell radio/TV airtime. Few are SEO/PPC/Social capable and are in need of a solid, dependable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: My website was Cloned!

Just do a DMCA takedown. Or go to dmca.com and they'll do it for you for $199, I've used them before with good results since there are so many a-holes using my trademark "never cold call again" that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Clickbank "Uncashed Check" Email - Phishing Attempt?

Clickbank does mail out unclaimed check emails - I've gotten them - but I think it's either 3 or 6 months max from the check date. If it says 2008 it's probably not real.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: domain.com and www.domain.com both working

Yes and you'll want only one or the other for SEO reasons, having both www and non-www live can cause problems.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How do I give a website to a buyer?

Transfer the domain name and move the site from one hosting account to another and get a new SSL if applicable.

In the one case where I bought a site both they and I were on Rackspace which uses...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: mandrill SMTP from mailchimp autoresponder (aweber alterative)

Just saw this post while googling Mandrill.

Bottom line: Mandrill is freaking AWESOME!!!!

I've run my own mail servers for a while. Tried SendGrid in 2011 and deliverability and open rates were...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th January 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: New task - Must Have PPC Tools?

One of the issues with some of these tools is that you're forced to change your tracking URLs if you're using any kind of format in particular. I wanted to use Improvely to detect click fraud (and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th January 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 59,670
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How to "Auto Flag" Craigslist Ads???

Yes there are scripts that use proxies and can reside either on your computer or on a hosting account. I bought one a while ago to auto-flag jerks who were using one of my registered trademarks in ad...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: PRESS RELEASE submissions

I subscribe to a few, mainly to get lots of content on the web for reputation management clients, but some of them REALLY help with ranking - I had one site stuck at the bottom of page 2, and one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,161
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Struggling With Content

Lots of replies, haven't read them all, but here's my .02:

People marvel at how much content I write - brand new mailings/blog posts at least 3x/week. The answer is simple:

I read a lot, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How To Scale Up E-mail Listing Rapidly

PPC although no one ever wants to hear that as an answer :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Seeking email marketing software

I can't comment on Mandrill but am going to give them a try, their reviews are great and their pricing is less than half of Sendgrid's (which is wicked expensive if you have a large list).

I just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Need some help with Sendgrid

I just tried Sendgrid for the 2nd time in two years and am disappointed, I'm going back to my own mail server for now. I noticed a drop in opens and conversions, and reviewing the bounces coming back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,016
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best Paid Press Release Distrubution site

I haven't read all the replies - BUT - I subscribe to multiple PR services mainly for reputation management clients, and the best results by far are from SBWire.com, and it's dirt cheap, $50/month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How can I find an SEO company to partner with!

Agreed, or even get on Craigslist and post an ad. Granted I *am* an SEO company, but I found my two main SEO guys, one by posting an ad and finding someone who was the in-house SEO at a large...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,924
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Major Google update?! Penguin 2.1

I manage a lot of PPC accounts and can answer your questions:

1. Because most people using AdWords don't know what they're doing. They use mostly, if not all, Broad Match keyword types in their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,690
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: SEO Software that is worth it?

Agreed and agreed - GSA SER is like a dream machine but it's a LONG learning curve to learn how to use it properly, and actually benefit from it - most users don't know how and they just get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.1: Even more Negative SEO?

I'm hearing a lot of similar experiences in other SEO forums. My guess is only sites where the Tier 1's where blasted with an obscene amount of links got hit.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How to confirm Google penalty ??

On my feeder lead-gen sites that I blast with black hat stuff, of all of them only one has ever gotten the unnatural links warning, they just disappear. But they survive on Yahoo and Bing so even...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What would be a good headline when offering a link trade?

I haven't read all the replies but when I get a request for a guest post, as long as the content looks solid I have zero problem at all posting it (just not on my blog that syndicates to Yahoo Small...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.1: Even more Negative SEO?

BTW Mike I love your signature, so true about link networks!!! It almost works TOO well on local SEO, stuff ranks so fast the client thinks they're done and wants to cancel.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.1: Even more Negative SEO?

Only on sites where I sent lots of automated link spam to Tier 1. On sites that were ranked with our network or with multi-tier where Tier 2 was all "white hat" so to speak and Tier 3 is the one that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Local Sites Ranking with Little Content?

Agreed with yukon, "content" is mostly a myth that Matt Cutts uses to blow smoke and throw SEOs off track.

Having said that, local SEO is really easy except for ultra competitive niches like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Penguin 2.1: Even more Negative SEO?

Google made negative SEO possible - you know, that dirty little secret that no one talks about and that is frequently the explanation for why a site just won't rank no matter what - and now it seems...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,763
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How can I recover penguin 2.1 update?

I can't explain it either. Sure, lots of blog post rank for obscure long-tails, but the traffic volume isn't there to be sustainable.

I strongly, STRONGLY suspect there is a hidden "AdWords...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,763
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How can I recover penguin 2.1 update?

I haven't read all of the Ford vs. Chevy pissing match that's going on here, but I'm 100% with HeadStartSEO on this one - there are no "hats" - there's no such thing as white hat or grey hat or black...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Can I Use multiple AdWords account from same IP address?

It won't let you enter an ad pointing to a URL that already exists in another account.

Also, AdWords is very "big brother" - they're not only tracking IPs, but also the MAC address of your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Why do I get 600 impressions a day while all KW"s rank at page 30-40

Bots, and possibly weird/shady garbage originating from the Amazon Cloud. I'd be curious to see if the IP ranges match up with Amazon Cloud. I've blocked all of their known ranges in both my hardware...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,534
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best Personal Development Websites and Ezines?

I like the "Napoleon Hill Yesterday & Today" newsletter that comes out every Friday. Jeffrey Gitomer runs it on behalf of the Napoleon Hill foundation at no cost, just as his way of giving back:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Email Marketing Spam and Spam Score in 2013?

In addition to an unsubscribe button you want an email footer similar to what I use:

Your email address [emailaddress] was subscribed to our list from IP Address [IP address] on [date] from this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,288
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: The GMAIL Update Did More Damage Than I Thought...

Practically everyone using either AWeber or InfusionSoft already goes to my Gmail spam box unless I specifically add the senders to my contacts. Gmail has always been a challenge so this is really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,248
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Hostgator, Bluehost, Hostmonster ALL DOWN?!

Pretty much why I "overpay" to have my servers at Rackspace. Not even one split second of downtime in the few years since I've moved over there.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th July 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,914
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Turning Xrumer Into an Evil Negative Seo Device

Negative SEO does indeed exist, I know because I've seen actual attacks with Xrumer blasts.

Having said that, Negative SEO can go either way. You might obliterate your target, or you might rank...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,454
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: email vs cold calling

In a survey of small business owners done by Sandler Sales, they asked what are the most liked and disliked forms of contact by a salesperson.

The #1 most disliked form of contact was cold...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: need help from seo expert

Your site is WAY too new to expect any consistency in ranking. It's more like 6 months before you can start relying on what you see in the SERPs.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: PPC Competitor Spend Amount?

SpyFu is absolute garbage, I've tried it and compared results with both mine and my clients' PPC accounts and it was WAY off. It said I spend $1,500/month on NeverColdCall.com for example when I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What is the most important "ranking factor" that as a SEO experts have come across?

THANK YOU ... if I hear one more person talk about content I'm going to puke. SEO is spelled L-I-N-K-S. The only thing that changes with algo updates is they demand a higher quality of links. If you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How To Do Tiered Link Building?

I'd watch Matthew Woodward's video series on multi-tiered link building and follow that plan.

If you have some money to spend and/or not enough time to do it on your own, you can buy high-quality...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: If you only had $100/month to spend on SEO or PPC what would you use it for?

When a prospective client says they have $100/month or $250/month or whatever I tell them to pass on SEO/PPC for now and go to as many free Meetup networking groups as they can.

Or find people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How To Do Tiered Link Building?

For starters, one week is WAY WAY too soon to expect any movement from any kind of SEO.

Second, of all the sites we keep as "experimental" and run all kinds of link-building tests on, the ones...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Help: Google Adwords won't allow me to direct to a squeeze page. Plan B?

Just put up a decent site with full navigation and you'll be fine. When AdWords banned a squeeze page in my account, I put up a "corporate" looking site and voila, conversion rate actually went up!
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How have they done this?

In the portfolio of "experimental" or "test sites" that we maintain, Penguin 2.0 had little or no effect, surprisingly, on the ones ranked with pure spam from automated tools such as GSA SER. So I'm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.0 Results on our sites

I'm not analyzing, just sharing some observations for those who might appreciate the information. No wonder my network manager and SEO director both mock the WarriorForum and call it the place where...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.0 Results on our sites

It's fun to have them, and like I said, we use them as feeder sites for leads so they're making money too.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,095
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.0 effected me very badly... please advise?

Well there's your answer. Forget about article sites, directories, press releases (except for VERY high-quality and expensive ones), etc. Stick with high-quality private link networks, or if you...
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