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Forum: Email Marketing 29th August 2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Email Marketing Automation

Thanks for your feedback.

I see that Autopilot does everything from sending email to running the automations so it's a "one stop shop" solution.

What about users of services such as AWeber,...
Forum: Email Marketing 28th August 2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Neil Morgan
Email Marketing Automation

Hi Email Marketers,

I'm researching the interest in email marketing automation and whether it is something that email marketers use as part of their email marketing strategy.

For the avoidance...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th January 2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Email service recommendations?

When I was running my self-hosted email marketing software business, this was the number 2 reason for self-hosting - the freedom to use single opt-in where it was appropriate to do so.
Forum: Email Marketing 29th January 2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Check your Email Deliverability and Spammyness of your newsletter for free.

+1 for Mail-Tester - I've used it a lot over the past year.

It's a super-helpful tool, especially for those who self-host their lists, and it made a massive difference to the deliverability of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 665
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Someone snatched up my website domain :(

Everyone reading this should take 5 minutes today to make sure you're not posting the same thing tomorrow. At the same time, it's also worth making sure your domain registrar has your latest email...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th January 2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Email Marketing Software: Any way to do this?

The problem with this sort of thing is making it happen automatically, especially when you want several things to happen simultaneously across multiple elements of your sales and marketing platforms....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 665
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Someone snatched up my website domain :(

This happened to me 15 years ago (hard lesson learned!) with a domain that was very valuable at the time.

They told me they wanted to see how much traffic it was getting before they would sell. I...
Forum: Website Design 29th January 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 419
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Website SSL?

One potential gotcha to look out for is if you use SSL and you link to any 3rd party files (images, scripts, fonts, css, pdfs etc) that are not on an https SSL link then visitors using your https...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th January 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Email service recommendations?

@AffiliatePrograms - are you looking to promote affiliate programs? From the MailChimp terms and conditions:



As the original and long-time developer of two of the most well-known self-hosted...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 31st August 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Best Hosting Provider NOT HostGator

We actually do a lot of work for customers whose sites are on Hostgator and I've yet to see a problem. We're working with 2 or 3 sites per day on Hostgator.

Why no problems?

I've no idea.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 31st August 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,294
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Best Hosting Provider NOT HostGator

It's hard to fault Liquid Web.

Yep, a bit more expensive maybe but looks what's happening at the cheap end.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Anyone charge VAT with paypal?

Yes, you can either set it to automatic within your PayPal account or turn it off and handle it yourself in your ordering system.

I do the latter because I need to allow non-UK EU businesses to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Why do people do this? THE DEADLY QUESTION

That's an easy one.

Because many of the best marketing methods don't produce results in the short term (like a day, week or even a month) because they're designed to produce more sustainable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How Would You Manage 7 Major Projects and Still Maintain Your Sanity?

This must be one of the classic "business killers" of all time.

Recognise it and stamp on it fast!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How Good is Godaddy Hosting?

That's true but some issues such as the limited PHP functionality (see above) cannot be resolved without moving up to their more expensive hosting offerings.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How Good is Godaddy Hosting?

Yeah. there's a separate thread on this somewhere.

But GoDaddy? No thanks.

Liquid Web any day!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How Good is Godaddy Hosting?

There do appear to have been speed issues with Hostgator recently (see other thread) but it's debatable whether the best solution to that problem is to migrate to GoDaddy.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How Good is Godaddy Hosting?

I'll repeat my same old mantra.

Stick to CPanel hosting. You know what you're getting and it works very, very well.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How Good is Godaddy Hosting?

I never recommend their low-cost shared hosting for customers who want to install PHP scripts because their PHP system has basic functionality missing, functionality that is offered as standard with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,611
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Time to ditch aweber&co and look at self hosted email marketing software?

From the Amazon SES website...

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Building large-scale email solutions to send marketing and transactional messages is often a complex and costly challenge for businesses.
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So...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Holy crap - All of Google went offline today; 40% of world's internet traffic disappeared!

A Google developer likely left out a semi-colon somewhere.

Programmers will understand!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Any Other Analytics other than Google Analytics

One benefit of StatCounter is that all the stats are live and real-time. That's great when you're running a one-time campaign and want to be able to monitor traffic flow when you launch.

Cheers,
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Is Aweber Popup Worth it ?

That's something you need to test.

In the past, I have been amazed at how many more subscribers a popup gathers than a form somewhere on the page. But that's me and that was then.

You need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 748
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Found Completely Free Images

I agree with the "be careful" posts. The big boys have software trawling the Internet for their images so they can send out invoices for thousands upon thousands of dollars for unauthorised use of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Best Analytics Provider? NOT Google

I've used StatCounter for years and years.

You really don't need much else to give you the information you need for business success.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By Neil Morgan
Some worthwhile weekend reading

Hey guys

If you're looking for some (easy to digest) weekend reading to help you in your business, particularly if you're thinking about a new product or service, check out The Lean Startup by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,611
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Time to ditch aweber&co and look at self hosted email marketing software?

One benefit of self hosting that hasn't been mentioned here is the ability to drive up your delivery by testing SMTP providers against each other, choosing the best then repeating the process.

You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: FB Fan Page Vs Email Marketing...

To answer your question (choose one strategy) it would be email marketing and I would do that even if I wasn't in that business.

Why? Because it works big time.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: .co.uk domains help

.co.uk is supposed to be for UK businesses and it kinda works well that way, at least in the UK. People in the UK recognise and trust it as much as .com, and perhaps more so because it appears to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Geo Targeted Script

On the other issue about desktop/mobile, you could do a check on their browser type or screen size and redirect as appropriate.

A quick search on Google turned up this:

Mobile Detect -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Geo Targeted Script

Your script needs to interrogate an IP address database to determine where the visitor is located.

We do this in our ordering system so that the purchaser's country is selected automatically.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,083
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Hosting company do you think is the best?

With GoDaddy, be wary of the fact that their shared hosting service has basic functionality missing from their PHP system meaning that some scripts simply won't run. By "basic" I mean PHP extensions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,083
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Hosting company do you think is the best?

It's hard to fault Liquid Web - great services with fantastic (knowledgeable!) support.

We've been with them for years.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Getting first few clients?

Start to build a list from your website.

Then email them offering some free services to the first (insert small number) who respond. Any above that who respond (up to a limit), tell them the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Earning from donation...

I once tried the donation model with a very useful service that got a lot of users in a very short time due to its viral nature.

It never made one cent.

Not even one.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Make Your Site Sell

Wow - I just found this thread is still active!

As others have said, while the landscape has certainly changed and some of the specifics are (of course) no longer relevant, the basics remain the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How to start building an email list?

If you want to ensure they confirm their subscription (assuming you're using double opt-in), keep the link to the download page for the "thanks for confirming" email. That way, you're guaranteed a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: My SECRET method for making piles of CASH.

So the secret DOES exist!

Congrats Harvey! One of us was bound to find it sooner or later!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Where do I go from here ...

I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it but your "Contact Us" link (which appears to be just an email address) does not work for me.

I click it and nothing happens.

My email client is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By Neil Morgan
AdRoll Facebook In-Newsfeed ROI

I'm currently getting 10 x ROI with AdRoll's standard web advertising.

Does anyone have any experience of their new Facebook in-newsfeed advertising service yet? I'm definitely going to try it but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Mailing List Software Query

Radius from a postcode would require some kind of database tie-in that has such info. If anyone knows of one, let me know.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Would you ever outsource product creation?

It's absolutely possible to outsource your product creation but. for many people, making something out of nothing is way more satisfying and almost more important than making any money from it.

So...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,363
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Paid software you can't live without?

arpReach (obviously)
Fireworks
Dreamweaver
EditPlus
ShortKeys
Camtasia

If I was stranded on a desert island with those and an Internet connection, I could make a living, no problem.

Cheers,
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Mailing List Software Query

arpReach Standard (and above) can do this right out of the box assuming you ask for the postcode information on the subscription form.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,784
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: What Hosting Company Has The Best Customer Service?

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Liquid Web.

I have found their customer service both extremely knowledgeable and helpful since I started using them in 2004. I simply can't fault them.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How's this optin box

...by adding a short statement about privacy and how you never share the contact's information.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,406
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Can Somebody Tell Me Why Godaddy Took My Domain?

I don't think my domain name vendor was able to secure it from wherever they get them actually. The international nature of the whole thing made it prohibitively expensive to pursue, not to mention...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Script sought that inserts affiliate ID into PDF

Thanks but I don't use WordPress.

It might be useful for others though.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,406
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Can Somebody Tell Me Why Godaddy Took My Domain?

I have 2 domain name vendors and I have seen sharp practice from both of them. Neither is GoDaddy.

This sort of thing is going on.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,406
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Can Somebody Tell Me Why Godaddy Took My Domain?

After stalking it for a while, I once bought a super-premium domain from my domain name vendor and it appeared in my account as mine. I planned to take bids and wouldn't have been surprised if it had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Aweber mail construction

I'll leave that to an Aweber expert.

My eyes would bleed if I looked ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Aweber mail construction

Off the top of my head, put the message in a centered table that's, say, 600 pixels wide.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Online Business Model To Start With

While I absolutely agree, I deliberately missed out all marketing strategy from my list to show how simple the process can be. Building a list is important and just one of many things you can build...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Webhosting help

Presumably you could add them later if you wanted to.

Whatever "them" are.

Which says it all, really.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Help with my squeeze page.

I have 2 initial thoughts:

1. I feel the style/layout is dull and could do with more styling, sub-heads, color etc. It could have much bigger impact with a little work.

2. Add a "we will not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Online Business Model To Start With

1. Work out your financial goals.
2. Decide on a niche/product.
3. Is there a sufficient market to reach your goals?
4. Create product or select affiliate products.
5. Put up site.
6. Drive...
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