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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Why it is important to identify your purpose online.

True enough, you do need a plan. I think, though, you need a clearly defined goal first. And you need to realize where you are, even before you have a goal.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: On the subject of Adult Coloring Books...how would you market this kind of work?

Truthfully, adult coloring books interest crest has passed by. There are many of them on the market by big authors and many of them have been discounted. That is usually a pretty good indication that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: How to - Integrate Facebook and a Wordpress site

If you have one site and one facebook page, you might be well served to do this by hand. Depending on how many fans you have and what you want your reach to be, posting a link to a particular post on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 292
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: How to Protect Content on My Blog

In general you have to put yourself out there in order to be seen. This means that sometimes someone might nick your posts and your ideas. As painful as this might be, in the broad sense of things,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Banners Size --> Standard For Facebook & Google

Its different for Facebook. When you don't upload them in the required sizes, they get stretched or cropped. Often in ways that spoil the effect you are looking for in an image.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where did my post go?

It has recently been rated the most miserable city in the US. I don't know if that's true, I don't live there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where did my post go?

I think according to the new rules, posts that get deleted go to Cleveland. I might be wrong on that, but I think that's the place.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Banners Size --> Standard For Facebook & Google

There are standard sizes for both and for each kind of image you are uploading. Whether it is going into your newsfeed, your cover, an ad, there are many sizes and they change frequently.

Jon...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th March 2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Will you help me choose the cover for my new self-development book?

Cover 1 is the best for this book. It's not an IM sales letter so you don't need any hypey words in the title or any glow around your type. Your subtitle is long and does not need to have a glow...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Has a website like this been done before?

Sounds kind of like Craigslist and EBay. Or one of those garage sale local community pages on Facebook. Without something absolutely unique you might be better off with a different idea to work on.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Website Content --> Can It Be Purchased ???

You do not need unique content to build a website. You need content that people want to read and can find on your site.

You can get visitors through paid ads or SEO or social media referrals, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Landing Pages OR Authority Website?

Landing page is really just a term for that page where a person lands on your site. Their purpose can be varied, capturing info, enticing a click through, or even just giving something away with no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Landing Pages OR Authority Website?

Try creating a site in an area that you like. Make some pages with content about your topic areas and some that are landing pages - which I am assuming you mean to capture visitor info on - don't put...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Landing Pages OR Authority Website?

Maybe. There is no reason why you can't have landing pages on your regular website. You just need to be able to make them look and do what you want.
Forum: Social Media 4th March 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Facebook and twitter ideas for a nonprofit with their own wine brand?

You need more friends on your fanpage. Right now at 500ish, you are not getting enough saturation to make any appreciable headway.

Same with twitter, you get more views but you don't have near...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th March 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Simple question ...but you probably don't know.

The quick answer is yes, the longer answer is it depends and that you need additional sources of traffic.

The links that go out in your affiliates' emails will show up as the traffic coming from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th March 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: In SEO Content Is King? Is This True or False?

I fyou are going to sell your services as an SEO specialist, you will be doing your clients a great disservice if you do not understand these ideas. Try them n your own site and record the results...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,422
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Is personal development a profitable niche for affiliate marketing ?

This is my market and yes it is profitable. You need to be a person that somebody else will look to for advice, so that you can market your own products or affiliate products.

Many people try to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th February 2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,891
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What if "Positive Thinking" is completely wrong?

Its not that hard, if you want something different in your life, you need to think different thoughts. you can't change the thoughts you've already thoughts - they ar in the past. you can't clear...
Forum: Social Media 23rd February 2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: The domain name is used by others

You can't unless you can show you are the legal owner of a business with that particular name. Owning a domain name and a Facebook page have nothing to do with each other in terms of ownership unless...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd February 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Authority, Email List and beyond

Its the voice you are writing in that gives you authority.

And you only get that voice by developing a relationship, by showing your readers who you really are.

Now that's who you really are in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd February 2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Pinterest any good for SEO?

As long as you have links to your site from reputable sites online, that is going to be good for you, even if its in terms of being mentioned there.

Pinterest can be a nice source of traffic and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Generating auto & home insurance leads

I don't know for sure, but my best guess would be they are aggregators of lots of lead gen sites, or direct mail campaigns, or TV ad spots. It is also possible that they provide leads from PPC ads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Help me decide what to do! Please

I only learned from personal experience that sometimes my time and effort is better invested in moving on to a project where I have more clarity.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Help me decide what to do! Please

You don't have to sell it or make anything out of it; you can just let it expire and move on to another project where you have a clearer idea of what you want to do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,572
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Do you feel TROLLS are ruining wso's

Instead of a simple process of a product that worked great being offered to a select insider group, it wound up being codified and stratified to the point of being frozen in place.

Once you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,572
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Do you feel TROLLS are ruining wso's

Without knowing anything about the ins and outs, and only guessing from my background in OD, I would say, the WF is going to change substantially. All indications right now are that for the most part...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,572
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Do you feel TROLLS are ruining wso's

Of all the stuff I've bought over the years, Marlon's Dashboards are some of the top products.

It has been my experience that most organizations have life cycles. Peaks and valleys, lots of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Anyone else having trouble with justhost.com?

I had that problem before and eventually wound up leaving them; but I have heard that it is not getting better since they were acquired by EIG.
Forum: Website Design 13th February 2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: A New Site is Looking for Intelligent Feedbacks on Improving Productivity

It might be enough to be honest with them, that certainly is the kind of person I would want to have advice from, especially in an area that is so important.

I think you site looks great and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Image copyright question

The repliers are right, it depends on what the rights are that the original creator authorized the stock photo agency. And what rights are passed on. And what countries everyone involved live in. ...
Forum: Website Design 8th February 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: One 1minutesites , after creating the landing page , how to connect this to the offer?

Yes, right in that box. It is easier to copy and paste the URL, but make sure you only have one http:// part. Sometimes when you copy and paste, the http part show up double in the box you are...
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Do CEOs of big corps open their own postal mail?

Send a personal lumpy mail, signature required. But you need to selling something worth doing this for.
Forum: Website Design 8th February 2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: One 1minutesites , after creating the landing page , how to connect this to the offer?

Yes, that is where the redirect should go. Unless there is a button of some kind, then put the link there.
Forum: Website Design 8th February 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: One 1minutesites , after creating the landing page , how to connect this to the offer?

There should be a spot in the template where you enter the redirect URL so that when the poeple enter their information into your autoresponder form and click submit, they get taken to that offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,181
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Question About Creating Large YouTube Video Thumbnails on Facebook Posts....

I don't know how they do it, but the way I upload images is this:

1. Click status link in Facebook
2. Paste link
3/. Wait for FB to pull image, then FB will ask if you want to use that image or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Clickbank Products with Free Reports

You are better off writing your own. Either by creating one from scratch or using PLR material to start with as a source.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Need a photo for an alter-ego

Almost never can you use an image you buy or one you get for free from a photo site in a way that implies endorsement of a particular product or as the representation of another person - you.

You...
Forum: Social Media 6th February 2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Best way to setup social media sites for a client

Set up a personal name within their business email system.
Set up a Facebook account using that email address.
Set up a business page using that personal account.

You are not really supposed to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,192
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What are the qualities that make a great Internet marketer?

Studliness.

Oh wait a minute, that's just me. :)

Knowing you don't know everything but being willing to start out anyway and edit as you go along.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Monetize site with young male demographic

PUA affiliate program.
Game cheats
Sports betting (depending on your country)
Dating
CPM banner program for general market items like auto insurance
Absinthe fountains
Mortgages
Kaplan or ITT ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What to do if my WSO is not 100% "Newbie Friendly"?

You need a hook. Newbie friendly is a hook. You need a way to engage people while you ar talking about what the buyer's benefit will be.

Low cost
Convenience
All in one place
I am an expert...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Why do WSOs admit that WSOs don't work?

Rich Jerk, down home boy done good, the phoenix.

These are all personas that were popular a few years ago. I find it interesting that many of these tactics have run out of steam in IM and are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: I am looking for step by step course with illustration that explains every thing about landing p

OP you are in a hurry. A real business is not built on content locking and CPA offers or anything that depends on one time traffic, unless you already have a huge base of traffic.

The landing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where Can I Get High Quality Images Free?

Do NOT do this, this is how people get into so much trouble in the first place. The only reason Google Image search exists is because they had better lawyers than the ones representing the image...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: I am looking for step by step course with illustration that explains every thing about landing p

Landing pages are really just the pages on your site that a visitor lands on. The kind of page you are referring to is a squeeze page.

People make them out to be more mysterious than they are....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What do you think about my niche and marketing plan?

Overall , I think having one of the other on your landing pages would be better than both. I don't know this market, but I suspect anyone lookng for this kind of help would be in a more desperate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: I'm creating a freebie, would you recommend this?

This is a good idea, I might make a suggestion.

In your book, do not put an affiliate link to a product anywhere. Those products are notoriously short lived, and when they are disbanded, you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,458
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Image Copyright Question: used on a blog

It is actually easy to find images like this, you just have to know where to look. I am studiously avoiding self promotion here. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: I don't get most of the stuff i read here?

A real business is about connecting with real people and creating a long term relationship. True enough, there are some things you will buy or sell only once or twice in a lifetime - cars, houses,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: How can I monetize all my traffic?

There's nothing that says you can't try adsense out and see if it converts for you. The CPC is not what you are going to make from those clicks. That percentage formula is based on Google/s algorithm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd February 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Internal linking increases ranking 4 the keywords u link FROM???

Not much clearer than this. This is similar to linking to your page from anywhere online, the page getting linked to gets the benefit of being found in the SERPS for whatever the anchor text is and...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd February 2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Aweber confirmation emails without the actual confirmation link!?

I have never had that issue as far as I know, but that amount of signups is more than likely a robot signing up to target single optin lists hoping for something free.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: PLR, ebook and Udemy

I know for a fact that not all PLR material is low quality and have the testimonials to back that up. :D

Perhaps a way that might work for would be to make a slideshow video on Powerpoint. Then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: can I keep my blog with clickbank product?

You can leave your site as an affiliate tool if you've got affiliate resources you would like to offer. But your main site needs to be tight. in order for anyone of any consequence (like Alexa) to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Email Marketing and SMS Marketing Illegal?

SMS is illegal in some jurisdictions, email too, if the sender does not follow the law.

Your network is painting a broad brush here to eliminate potential problems. And when you advertise through...
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