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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Re: Internet Marketing MUST READ blogs

Great lists, everyone!

Big fans of:

Planet Ocean
Matt Cutts
Search Engine Journal
SEO Moz
Hubspot Blog
Marketing Profs
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,042
Re: why are people posting short URLs on twitter?

Bit.ly also offers some analytics information on links that you shorten -- a great resource. But mostly, it's just a space saver!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Re: Hello

We agree with Jon that Flickr is an amazing resource for fresh, top-quality images... just make sure you're abiding by the rules.

Here's a post...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 20th January 2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,135
Re: What Ever Happened To The Internet Marketing Center?

Hey everyone!

Don't know how we missed this, but just to update you -- we haven't gone anywhere! IMC is still here and working with tons of clients and customers every year.

Yes, Derek left...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Re: Google Sent One of My Clients a Google Local Business Sticker for Their Window

We are HUGE fans of pretty much everything Google does. They understand how much of an impact giving their users a quality experience will have on how people talk about them, and whether or not they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Re: Newbies Quick Tip.....Stop Reading

A good idea might be to search the forum based on your specific interests or a specific strategy at the point that you're working on it/learning about it. Then you're taking in information you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Re: What is the Current Feeling About Affiliate Based Review Sites?

Great thread of information and great questions -- we think it's just PPC stuff that's earning the slaps. Great, consistent information within a proper structure just wouldn't earn it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,118
Re: Are you a But person?

I think we need to get to the point where we see the action we take for ourselves as the true measure of success.

Yes, results matter, but effort and faith in ourselves have to matter first. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Re: Why should you feel good if someone rips off your stuff?

Our content gets ripped off all the time. The consolation? It's RARELY ever done well. :)
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Re: Is this professional or not so much?

A sense of humor sells. Not a crass one, not a harsh one, not a mean one, but one that takes things with a smile, assumes the best of the listener, and adds a little quirk. You did just that. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,927
Re: Giving away $50 for the best name for my product

Amazing how many repeated names there are in this thread. Looks like everyone is trying to speak the same language when the market is more like the Tower of Babel.:)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Re: Spammy comments on wordpress....grrrr

It's alllll about Akismet. Also, moderate any comments that contain a link automatically.

We would suggest that you minimize the hoops that commenters need to jump through in order to leave their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,913
Re: I have never been fond of offline cash cow proponents - but this made me sick!

Common sense is everything. If you don't have common sense, you're not going to succeed at ANY business (online or offline) or marketing tactic or scheme.

Trusting people who promise to make you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Re: Does anybody use Powerpoint in IM?

We use it in our clinics and seminars for a teaching tool -- but always accompanied by someone talking and working through the points on the screen. Keynote would work just as well, of course. It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,548
Re: Internet Marketing - Which Mentality Do You Side With?

Fantastic thread.

As was already mentioned here, we're big fans of our customers and clients starting out with one niche that they're passionate about, and doing their very best to make it a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,964
Re: Will Bing defeat Google?

Who knows what the landscape will look like in ten years -- search may be a totally different animal by then. But Bing will have a hard road in terms of getting the reach and recognition Google has....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Re: How can i market my websites.

Hamza, you can find a lot of the information here if you just start reading threads and asking more specific questions once you've done some research. No one here knows your niche or what you've done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Re: Steal My Work Will You? Take That!

I think the conservative approach is usually the wise one -- stay polite, no matter what. If your language becomes aggressive, you'll just end up getting in hot water. Follow all the correct...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Re: If only InternetMarketing = Army life.

I think this is part of why our Bootcamps do so well -- we basically lock everyone in a room for five days until they have a complete site up that is actually SELLING. People bounce ideas off of one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Forgot to do it for 100th post, but how about the 101st? Top Five Things Working For You RIGHT NOW!

Hey everyone!

It's been awesome learning from you and being part of the discussions here at the Forum -- thanks for the welcome from so many of you, and for the community here.

Here's a couple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,890
Re: Get rich quick schemes you bought

This is honestly one of the funniest threads I've seen on here.:)

But I agree that sometimes difficult circumstances put us in the path of lessons or experiences that end up being the foundation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Re: Your Aweber Log In Name?

Ha! That seemed like a phishing scam for a second there.:)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Re: What would you do in my situation?

Adsense, but not nonsense adsense. It needs to be useful to the post topic, not random. Make sure you limit where the adsense gathers context, or people will get some really crazy ads that don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Re: Would appreciate input/constructive criticism

The overall design is nice and simple.

We'd suggest making the animation a different effect (like everyone else) or inviting people into an optional slide show from the first page. You have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Re: Is this the rudest unsubscribe email ever?

Unsubscribes are a fantastic opportunity, if you're prepared to see it that way.

Make sure your unsubscribe page does the following:

1. Politely confirms that the user has been removed from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,965
Re: Make Money Doing Nothing

And how many of you went and tried to plug that phrase into your salescopy somewhere? :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Re: Will a Picture of YOU on the Header Graphic of your site increase conversions?

A picture of you in your sidebar or on your "About Me (Us, the Company, whatever)" page is a nice way to build a connection, or if you're doing a long salesletter, next to your salutation. But unless...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Re: Hey Einstein!!

If you focus on value first, you'll provide a solid foundation for whatever comes to you in life. Value means giving people your best, putting hard work in, and producing results that last. Value...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,649
Re: Having hard time to find a niche? Check this niche list

Just a word to add on top of the list: research any niche you are considering from this list yourself before you take action on it. Things change quickly, and it's important to know for yourself that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Re: The Truth About... Scarcity

This was REALLY well-written, start to finish. Thanks for the solid, practical advice in the forum!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Re: Where to begin with Internet marketing

AdSense takes traffic. Traffic takes SEO or PPC. SEO or PPC takes keywords. Keywords take niche research. Niche research takes thinking through what you are capable of tackling, and then narrowing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Re: STOP IT - Comparing Your Progress and How Long it Takes for You to Succeed with other IMers !!

We publish a whole online magazine chronicling the lives and strategies of successful online business owners (Secrets To Their Success (http://secretstotheirsuccess.com/social)), and we religiously...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Re: Gary Waynerchuk: Stop chasing dollars, chase your passion!

Passion is what makes it possible to get through the more difficult aspects of starting and running your own business -- but it doesn't necessarily need to be a specific passion for a specific...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,783
Re: Have Finally Run Into Something I Can't Handle

We have people copying our salesletters illegally all the time -- since high-performing salescopy is something our company is known for, people figure they can cut and paste the message and get the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,185
Re: Reality Check: Your opinion is not necessarily a fact...

Great advice -- you should stop by a LOT of message and discussion boards with that bit of counsel.:)
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th April 2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Re: I'm in the kitchen table with my laptop tonight

We wish you the best of success -- and we're happy to answer questions or offer support here anytime! Here's to making your dreams come true for you and your family!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,544
Re: Twitter "Dropping the Hammer"?

Any tool used properly can be effective.

Any tool used badly -- no matter how great the tool is -- is ineffective.

If you respect the people you interact with and the community you foster...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Re: Over 1 billion iphone app downloads in 9 months

That's one of the funnier success stories. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Re: The word FREE...What meaning does it have to you NOW?

FREE is meaningless unless you provide value.

People DO want something for nothing, but once they realize you are advertising nothing as something (even for FREE), they won't come back for more.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,016
Re: 3 Top Adsense Tips For Newbies

One more quick one -- limit the text the AdSense looks at on your blog to increase targeting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Re: Commission % is NOT a selling point...

A ton of conversions with little return because of a small commission % still isn't a great investment of effort for an affiliate. You really want a balance -- but giving small commissions is still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Re: How much money can you really make in IM??

Provide value, build your list, stay consistent with the strategies that work for YOUR business, and put in what you can afford (in terms of both time and money) and a lot is possible.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Re: How do I make my blog pop?

Hey Organic Girl!

Glad to hear you're doing some blogging -- it's a terrific way to boost your ranking AND connect with your audience (if you update regularly with valuable information, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Re: What would be attractive to an affiliate?

If you want to keep your affiliates happy, make sure you're offering a reasonable percentage for commission (after all, they're making sales you wouldn't otherwise have... why hold back on thanking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Re: Using Long Tail Keywords

Internet Marketing, Online Marketing Information, Internet Business Resources (http://www.internetmarketing.com/the-long-tail-grows/)

Hope that helps!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Re: OFFLINE ESSENTIALS #1 - Personal Contact

Some pretty socially awkward people manage to sell successfully in person and over the web for one big reason: they care about giving the customer what they want.

You have to go in knowing you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Re: Testimonials in "testimonial BOXES" or on Right side Column of site?

It totally depends on the type of site you're doing.

If you're doing a long salesletter, pop a few in the salesletter in the flow of your message -- putting them in the sidebar might pull your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Re: What's More Important? Grammer, or Research?

In the age of spellcheck, most typos (not all, but most) are totally avoidable -- and yes, they can be a problem for some clients AND some readers. Sure, they don't matter when you're trying to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,311
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Re: How Do You Know When To Quit?

It's interesting that I've seen at least two threads in the last couple days about "hanging it up" and leaving Internet marketing.

I think the problem is that too many people are mistaking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,369
Re: Quiting?

Phxbui had it right -- focus is REALLY important. It's easy to chase strategies and try the latest thing and join a program to sell something a lot of other people are selling or aim for a bit of...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 6th April 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Re: Combining IMC's Insider Secrets, Richard Legg, and Word Press

Hey Richard --

Glad to see you purchased the Insider Secrets Course! There's a ton of information in there beyond the sections on keyword research that we hope you find valuable, too!

It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Re: $50billion dollar ponzi schemer on Wall Street reveals deep psychological sales tactics

You have to be pretty well established and have seen some significant success before that kind of angle becomes possible. Something has to be sought after before it can become exclusive, and you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Re: What was your hardest step in developing your Internet Business?

The thing our clients struggle with most is finding a niche to target -- or in other words, a problem to solve, and the people to solve it for. They come across a product that they love, or that made...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Re: If they make so much from their systems why are they sharing the secets?

We say around here that secrets are only secrets until we've proven that they work -- and then we share them with our customers and clients.

We're in the business of helping other people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 873
Re: Article Marketing: Quantity or Quality?

Quantity seems appealing in a pure SEO sense but if you want traffic that will actually convert, quality is everything.
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