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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,335
Posted By bgray
Re: Does anyone even make money online without an email list?

You can absolutely make money without a list...and lots of it.

HOWEVER.....building a list is going to give you another layer of monetization, targeted traffic and will guard you from being too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,320
Posted By bgray
Re: Hostgator, Bluehost, Hostmonster ALL DOWN?!

EIG rears it's ugly head again. I feel so naive.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,065
Posted By bgray
Re: Hostgator Problems - Any Suggested Alternatives?

Some good alternatives are StableHost and TigerTech. I have a VPS with WiredTree and they have been pretty good as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,769
Posted By bgray
Re: OptimizePress 2.0 Launch Question...

Brian nailed it. When it comes to a big launch there are so many things that have to be lined up that even one small issue can have a domino effect. It's pretty clear that has happened here.

As...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By bgray
Re: According To Google, Press Releases Links are Unnatural and should be nofollowed?

I found this to be very interesting. It would be almost impossible to accurately devalue PR links across the board because of syndication partners.

Many of the sources that use PR syndication are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st July 2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By bgray
Re: Drop shipping? Where to start?

A lot of the great drop shipping solutions are small and custom and people aren't going to talk about them.

You can play the amazon/ebay arbitrage game and make some money but it will be a grind...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th July 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,991
Posted By bgray
Re: Anyone used SENDY?

I'm looking at Sendy as well for a regular newsletter with a large membership site.

Did you end up using Sendy mmixon?

Anyone else have any first hand experience with Sendy?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By bgray
Re: Tools to Check Search Engine Ranking?

I tried a lot of them over the years. I prefer web based services over software with MicrositeMasters being my favorite.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,672
Posted By bgray
Re: Ya Wanna Make $450....tomorrow?

Actually it sold for 15K over recent comps in the neighborhood. We started high expecting to need to negotiate down.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By bgray
Re: Redirecting Expired Domains Listed in Directories

I wouldn't redirect directly to the client's site personally. If anything I would redirect to a profile page with a link and a citation or a custom lander with a profile on a domain like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By bgray
Re: Clickbank Leaks

Well, you are doing a lot more than most affiliates will do which is why so many get away with it. Leaks are the absolute bane of lead gen and affiliate marketing. You have to be very proactive to...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th July 2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By bgray
Re: Catalyst vs Genesis, WordPress Theme

I loved Catalyst/Dynamik and am still pretty peeved Catalyst is being discontinued. That said, the features I love pretty much all fall into the Dynamik feature set so if that is all heading over to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By bgray
Re: Where do you sell domains?

Um...no. I'm talking about keyword domains. If you are going to rank long term decent content and a good site structure is a given. Assuming other quality sites are going to do the same the Keyword...
Forum: Website Design 24th July 2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,597
Posted By bgray
Re: Should I go with Wordpress or Durpal?

No question WP. With frameworks and plugins like Toolset's Types, Views, Cred and Access there is nothing you can't do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
Posted By bgray
Re: Shared Hosting or VPS for Multiple IPs?

I prefer multiple shared accounts.
Forum: Website Design 24th July 2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By bgray
Re: Where should I get a Wordpress theme

Theme Forest has a lot of good themes. I would have recommeded Catalyst framework yesterday but they bailed on me once again (Frugal before) for Genesis.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By bgray
Re: Found a 3 letter domain....

reg fee. Don't bother man. How many killer .mobi sites have you seen lately?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By bgray
Re: Where do you sell domains?

Keep believing G. I've got $40k/month in traffic from them with KW domains that says otherwise. Put a site up with good content and an engaging structure to appease Panda and you've got a major...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,672
Posted By bgray
Re: Ya Wanna Make $450....tomorrow?

Man, you just gave me a great idea with this post. We recently bought and sold a house and I realized most of the listings are crap. We hired the agent with the best listings in the market and sold...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th July 2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By bgray
Re: What REALLY drives you to succeed?

I have 2 main driving forces:

1) Freedom of time to spend with family

2) To help others and give to my church

I could pretty much care less about material items but I do need to keep my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By bgray
Re: Maker of "Adblock Plus" Extension for Firefox Gets Paid By Google

...as hundreds scurry to build the next best ad blocker extension.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By bgray
Re: Where do you sell domains?

Yeah, basically that's how it works. I'm a passive seller. If you have your domains with Sedo, Afternic and DomainNameSales you have most of your bases covered. People can make offers on those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By bgray
Re: Where do you sell domains?

The issue with actively selling domains is that domains are rarely a liquid asset. I own several thousand domains and most of the ones I sell are sold to people that inquire via email or negotiate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,368
Posted By bgray
Re: For Membership Site: Private Forum or Closed Facebook Group

I'd go with a forum.....and I'd actually choose Google+ over FB if going outside.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,735
Posted By bgray
Re: Hostgator Server Migration Killed My Sites!

If you want a quick response I'd suggest posting a thread at webhostingtalk. There has been a lot of high level HG folks taking care of issues and fighting fires there. Probably going to get you...
Forum: Website Design 22nd July 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By bgray
Re: Can anybody locate which theme this WP website is using?

In the source the theme is named "kapiaan". A search for this brings up nothing which means it's probably a custom theme.
Forum: Programming 22nd July 2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By bgray
Re: Best WP Hosting?

I'm a big fan of TigerTech for WP. Same hosting Matt Cutts uses for his personal blog. They host lots of other big WP sites as well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,702
Posted By bgray
Re: 17 Untapped Backlink Sources

Some really good advice here. I've heard about HARO for a while now and have never taken the time to dig in. Giving that one a bump on the to do list. (Thanked)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,045
Posted By bgray
Re: Why I am Telling Google to PISS OFF....

Very good advice. Direct mail can be a gold mine if you can source a targeted list for your niche and the rev per lead/sale/registration justifies the costs.

I'd still recommend mixing in FB ads...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th July 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By bgray
Re: How Do You Keep Track of Campaigns, CTRs, CRs, etc?

CPVLab is worth the money. It is actually very good for tracking campaigns outside of CPA offers as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By bgray
Re: How to diversify when no other sites compare to Clickbank?

I find the most lucrative option is to work directly with product sellers and companies that don't have offers or affiliate programs. It's a lot more work but the rewards are crazy when you are the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,375
Posted By bgray
Re: Where to buy expired domains?

My order of preference is GD, NameJet, SnapNames

NameJet and Snapnames start higher (59-69) but I've gotten my best quality and PR names at those two. GD has lots of volume and you can get good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By bgray
Re: The real reason for Gmail's new tabbed layout...

Gotta make those earnings somehow....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By bgray
Re: 110K List, Clubbing Niche - What's the Strategy?

I'd start by warming the list with event news, info and updates that they signed up for. I recommend adding a lot of value before trying to sell or promote anything.

Use a mailing service with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By bgray
Re: How to make door to door prospecting more enjoyable?

Get a shtick like this guy - Worlds Best Door to Door Salesman Ever - Kenny Brooks - YouTube
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,896
Posted By bgray
Re: What Do Restaurants Need?

They specifically need Local SEO (organic and maps) which would include Yelp/Directory optimization, citation creation, help getting reviews and reputation management.

Restaurant search traffic is...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th July 2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 20,014
Posted By bgray
Re: Best Hostgator Alternatives?

If you have a single site I'd go with TigerTech. They host quite a few higher traffic blogs including Matt Cutts personal blog.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By bgray
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By bgray
Re: 1 Keyword Rich Unique Article to How Many Directories?

Don't post it more than once. That said, there are much better uses of your time than article marketing. These days I think doing nothing beats article marketing.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By bgray
Re: Blog commenting

Relevant is key. Ask yourself if the readers of the blog would be interested in your content. If you build links based on getting great traffic you should be good. Don't use a keyword as your name.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st June 2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,518
Posted By bgray
Re: Real User Review : Promote Me Pro - stay away

I agree completely Gary. Besides the fact that social primers can't be scheduled due to no repeating option and the date scheduler doesn't work on the social posts the load time drag is the biggest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By bgray
Re: Advice desperately need on making my forum a success

Speaking from experience building a big board I can tell you it takes more than just a bit of seeding. Depending on the competition it will take 100% to get it going and will be some time before it's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th February 2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 599
Posted By bgray
Re: What are your favorite quotes ?

"Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By bgray
Re: Balance between learning and working

This is a good question.

It is very easy for new marketers to get caught up with info gathering. The need to have ALL the info can be paralyzing. While there is definitely a lot to learn on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By bgray
Re: Is .co as good as .com ?

It's an option because G is considering it a GTLD for search purposes. However, I'd seriously try to find another solution. It can suffice for a side project or lander but if you are looking for a...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 30th November 2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,291
Views: 322,990
Posted By bgray
Re: DoFollow Blog Commenting Service (5 cents/link) - Dominate Google's first page NOW - 35 Rave Rev

************Update*****************

After 10 years as an interenet marketer I've been burned more times than I wish to think about. When I saw an attempted charge of $3,500 on my card this...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 30th November 2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4,291
Views: 322,990
Posted By bgray
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By bgray
Re: NEVER put google analytics on your affiliate sites???

I'm not putting it on my newer affiliate sites at all. I got hit w/ an Adwords ban with no explaination on a 8 year old account. I still have no idea why and I'm a stickler for their guidelines. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By bgray
Re: Does anyone here use Google Forms for conducting surveys?

I've used several. SurveyMonkey the most. I'd rather not give Google any more info than I have to.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By bgray
Re: Linking Question

No sweat. For SEO Chris is as good as it gets. He's not flashy or trendy but he's super smart and his content is the good stuff w/o the fluff (and it's free)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,991
Posted By bgray
Re: My goal is $750 a day, how would you achieve that?

Just work hard on a consistent basis and keep trying. It takes time.

I got to over $2k/day profit w/o a list so don't think there is only one way to do it.

I actively build lists now and I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By bgray
Re: Does AdSense work on affiliate sites?

If I'm are promoting a high lead/commission product I tend to stay away from Adsense. If I'm dealing with an affiliate site that has more traffic and a lower/volume commission product I'll typically...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By bgray
Re: Linking Question

There are pros and cons. If want to you should check out Chris Beasley's Hub & Spoke article - Hub & Spoke: How to Cross-Link Your Websites - Website Publisher....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,338
Posted By bgray
Re: Homestead Site Builder vs. Wordpress

Make the jump now and avoid more headache later. The learning curve is there but the options will grow exponentially in regards to themes, plugins and competent developers/designers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By bgray
Re: Would you buy a domain for a keyword with 20 searches a day?

If I'm in a niche my goal is to dominate so I'm going to get my hands on every viable exact match keyword domain I can (For me to use and to take options away from my competition.)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By bgray
Re: Offliners - How do you drive traffic to local clients?

For a smaller town I'd use other mediums as well.

Local billboards, local newspaper, local radio, local tv

....they do still work and they are desperate to sell advertising.

for his...
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