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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Oh come on now. Since we were talking about Tom Venuto as a poster child for someone that understands syndication, can you honestly tell me that this article doesn't give useful information AND...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Success by my definition? Income and Equity? Yes.

Success by Alexa's definitions...not sure.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

I expected that response. The ole' "I can't be bothered to explain this". More like "I can't be bothered to explain this, cause I'm not sure how I'd explain that conversions don't matter".
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

I didn't realize converting visitors was considered a really strange concept. In Alexa's view, "Success=No conversions..opt-ins or otherwise!"

No wonder we differ so much! I was measuring success...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Learn what? To syndicate articles for the sake of syndication? I thought the whole point of it was to convert visitors.

If I sell an ebook about losing bodyfat, an article about interval...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

You could find syndication outlets for anything, the question is whether the traffic would end up converting and be profitable. An audience composed of "Contractors" is not exactly targeted.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

You've spent too much time in information marketing/Internet marketing niches. Not everyone is selling information on how to conquer their fear of public speaking, losing weight, getting rich on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

I sell a niche product that has really good margins and decent volume. Literally the only people in the space are selling the product, that's it. There are no blogs or commentary sites, because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Ho hum...blanket advice with no regard for the market you're playing in.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Of course it's niche dependent. Tom Venuto's articles on fat loss get way more play than his articles more specific to bodybuilding. He's the same writer, writing on the same topic, but he's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Yeah, I get the approach. I'm against dogmatic approaches and "one size fits all" suggestions. In the Article Syndication Syndicate, there's always the mentality of "you're doing it wrong" if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 974
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Do marketers work on Easter - Xmas or other spec days?

I don't work as much on the weekends, mostly because I'm busy with my family. I have 3 kids under the age of 3, so I usually go to bed earlier on weekends.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd April 2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,597
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Main Street Marketing Machine by Mike Koenigs

This products are hilarious. Basically sold on the premise that small business owners are idiots and will pay you some ridiculous amount per month to place their site in Google. It would be kind of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Dire, Jeremy's not even critizing syndication...he's just saying that it's not the answer in all situations.

This is pretty standard in this thread because the "Article Syndication Syndicate" is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

I think this entire thread is a perfect example of what your typical article marketing thread looks like.

You have the people that have the experience in marketing that realize the value in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

That's very good advice. I think my biggest problem with the "Article Syndication Syndicate" is the whole idea that there is one best way of doing things, or that something works for everyone.

It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

Maybe you haven't, but it's pretty common to see people in those threads poking fun at people htat just market through directories. And usually it's in the context of "They still don't get it!!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: 2011 World Economy - Would You Rather Go Take Cover Under a Secure Day Job or Continue the Busin

Nothing is "safe", but the way most people do business online, I wouldn't consider that really "safe" either....or really even scalable.

At least with a job with a big company, you have health...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,958
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why you're using EZA incorrectly and wasting your time.

I have had my fair share of scuffles with the "Article Syndication Syndicate" who, for the most part, poke fun at "Article Directory Marketers" and look at Syndication as the golden road that leads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Do Bounce Rates Mean Squat?? Does Your Site Suck if Bounce Rates are High?

A lot of people try to justify high bounce rates by saying "They found what they were looking for". While that might be true in a lot of cases, I've always seen a high correlation between a crappy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Is Affiliate Marketing Dying?

Yeah, I understand what you're saying. But I think we've reached a tipping point in this country to where SO MANY people are shopping online, that it would effect far too many people for it to go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Business Name Too "Childish"?

Lots of companies have childish names, but you look pretty young so not sure if that would work against you for someone hesitant to hire you. But still, if you can deliver results, I'm sure they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Is Affiliate Marketing Dying?

States typically can only tax purchases from an online retailer if the retailer has a "Physical Presence" in the state. So ABC Company, based in Indiana, would charge their customers tax for Indiana...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Is Affiliate Marketing Dying?

Eh, that'd be a horrible argument to make. So the feds need to raise taxes on me, because of some tax cheats? Like I said, you can make the argument on a state level using the argument that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Is Affiliate Marketing Dying?

The states can pass all the laws they want, as long as the online companies can just terminate affiliates in that state, it won't bring in any revenue. What did they think Amazon.com was going to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,323
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Goodbye to being a poker affiliate...

This is just a gift to the Casino lobbying groups. Take down the smaller players so the big Vegas casinos can catch up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,615
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Completely Export a Wordpress Install, themes and plugins

I think WPManage does all this as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Newbies CAN Succeed and the Successful Should NOT Feel Guilty

I think people hate gurus because they hide behind a wall (or computer screen) i.e. keyboard warriors. And that wall allows them to be bolder and more hypey than they would be in person. In person,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 971
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: What are your biggest "IM" pet peeves?

I can't stand the people that do the lazy affiliates. The type that don't bother to create any type of relationship with their list, except for when they are selling some other product.

And to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: The New Serious Threat to Google

I don't think people are really searching for a better search engine. When Google took over, search results sucked. Now they don't. So I'm not sure what would compel people to switch.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Will a 5% commission attract any affiliates?

A quality product/service is a requirement for a promotion. But my motivation to promote something is tied to the amount of money I can make on it. Everyone in my industry was offering 10%...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Will a 5% commission attract any affiliates?

That's kind of a simplistic way to look at things. If you think your products provide value, then why don't you give all of them away for free? Why don't you give your services away for free?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Internet Marketing / Making money online is a lot like political talk radio hosts

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.--Ecclesiastes 1:9

What you're talking about is not unique to IM. What worked 200 years...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,224
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: If you had a 200K marketing budget how would you spend it?

I'd probably just spend it gambling in vegas.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,885
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

I don't really see the rationale in quitting your job. Most people, at least in the US, don't consider all the things that an employer provides that protect you. Life, disability, and health...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Do Any IM's Honor Guarantees?

If the guru you purchased had a guarantee and they won't honor, then charge their a*s back ASAP.

And yes, people honor guarantees. If you want to be assured you'll be able to get your money back,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why Aren't More People Guest Blogging?

It's kind of a funny comment/observation. It might as well be "Step 1 to making money online: Get a website that generates significant income."

The simple answer is that in most niches there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Why I LOVE Google!

I'll just say reasons 1 thru 20 are pretty much every "product" that google ever comes out with.

But the big 3 are Adsense, Adwords, & Search. Those 3 have helped provide me a big chunk of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,992
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Here's why you need to stop bashing WSO's and Guru's and be THANKFUL instead. (Mini Rant inside)

Geez. These threads are worse than the ones bashing gurus. I call these threads "Thank You Bait". Other variations include starting a thread to thank Allen for starting the forum or telling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Are You Getting Ready to SELL on EBAY? Now is the time

The last sale I had on ebay was when I sold all the Stompernet CD's from their original launch. Andy/Brad tried blocking all sales of the DVDs on eBay by saying they violated copyright, even though...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th April 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Google +1 and Search Engine Marketing

Yeah, not totally sure how/why they would use this. Even if it doesn't help with rankings at all, if people find out that it influences CTR in the SERPs, then it'll be a free-for-all.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Those of you who are "self employed"

If you're just going to be a sole-prop and file a schedule C, it's not that difficult. You just need to keep track of revenue/expenses. If you want to make things easy, get a separate bank...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Are You Getting Ready to SELL on EBAY? Now is the time

I'm sure it's still a rip-off. Ebay's ship has sailed. It's not 2005 anymore.

In my view, Ebay jumped the shark when the default auction view no longer displayed items starting with the ones...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,639
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Do The Guru's Really Find You... Disgusting?

WOW! So you mean we all need to be nice to the gooroos, because they are keeping a naughty/nice list? I wonder if I repent to the syndicate if they will forgive me...or will they just throw me into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,639
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Do The Guru's Really Find You... Disgusting?

You had me until you mentioned Keith Wellman. When Filsaime "knighted" wellman a guru, it was at the height of the guru gravy train. Kind of a ridiculous and pre-determined experiment. Find a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,187
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: How I Made $2,336.90 in One Day with One Article using Amazon Associates | Ridiculous.

Those numbers, in general, are not that hard to believe. What is hard to believe that you'd achieve that from Twitter accounts you found on Fiver, Stumbleupon, and DIGG traffic. If you did, more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,943
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Who in this forum has actually mad over $10,000 a month with internet marketing?

Showing money coming into a paypal account is meaningless. I can show you a screenshot of $150K coming into mine over a given month. What does that tell you? Nothing. You have no idea what I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,943
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Who in this forum has actually mad over $10,000 a month with internet marketing?

When you look at what? I'm not really sure what you mean by that. Sure, if you look at 1 trillion dollars, it's miniscule. But do you have 1 trillion dollars?

That's like saying "I have 3 feet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Anyplace for ecommerce like what StomperNet used to be?

I haven't come across any places that are, what Stompernet used to be. The best you'll find are forums that have a section devoted to e-commerce, that might be pretty active. But in most of those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,943
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Who in this forum has actually mad over $10,000 a month with internet marketing?

If you make $10M per year, you'll be able to convince me that $10K isn't a lot of money to you. I will agree with that.

But saying your mindset needs to change if you think $10K is a lot of money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,943
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Who in this forum has actually mad over $10,000 a month with internet marketing?

Not sure what that's supposed to mean. $10K is a lot of money. If you believe it isn't, then you'll probably be broke in 5 years.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,943
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Who in this forum has actually mad over $10,000 a month with internet marketing?

Making $10K/month on easy if you have a quality product/service. In 2005, I just started and knew next to nothing about IM/SEO and was making $5K/month despite myself. My product was just good.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,734
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Is it a smart move by Namecheap?

If he's willing to have his picture taken in front of an elephant he killed, then he should be willing to accept the consequences.

I wonder how many people this would actually sway though. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,943
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: I Do Make Good Money, But...

That's a great post. I wonder if people cling to lower value business models because they are afraid to take risks? With one of my businesses, I entered the market relatively late compared to some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: Google: Block all results from www.siteofyourchice.com

This, along with their new Chrome extension, are said to be "signals" for determining the quality of a site and could effect rankings in the future.

This seems more like a user feature, but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,240
Posted By Dave Rodman
Re: The Big Banks might be about to cripple Internet Marketing.

Because the savings will be passed onto you in the form of lower prices from the merchants! :rolleyes:

The gov't can't really chastise the banks in any way, since they essentially do the same...
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