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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Anton543
Re: Would a local site be a viable business?

Tom, some excellent points you make. One of the main reasons I was attracted to the local idea is precisely because of the ability to leverage offline marketing methods, something that is very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,985
Posted By Anton543
Re: How I earned my first 100 $ with simple affiliate method

I wouldn't recommend this method. It's very susceptible to a quick Google dump, meaning it will very likely drop down search, way down, or maybe out of the index altogether. Try to create quality...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Anton543
Re: The Next Step, doing well but need to diversify

Are you from the UK or US? I notice you have the pound symbol for currency in the opening post. I am in the same boat as you. I too sort of make my living from trading and running websites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Anton543
Re: Amazon Hits Yet More Incredible Growth

That might be. But the key is that one needs to be able to source products that are in demand, and do so cheaply. I have read about people who make £20k sales a month but the profits are only a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Anton543
Re: Amazon Hits Yet More Incredible Growth

Amazon affiliate program just wasn't worth it for me. High conversion rate despite the 24 hour cookie. But the commissions were pathetic. Replaced it with Adsense. Adsense clicks are worth quite a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Anton543
Would a local site be a viable business?

I am thinking about the idea of making a site to cater to local people and interests. My plan is for it to be more than just an informational site, more of a combination of informational and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Anton543
Re: First Amazon affiliate sales

Thanks for all the the feedback. As someone rightly suggested, I think it's a matter of getting a lot of traffic. The conversions are always going to be much better with Amazon than with other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Anton543
Re: First Amazon affiliate sales

Amazon has only a 24hr cookie.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Anton543
First Amazon affiliate sales

Conversions are superb in the little time so far at over 20% but horrible commissions, with just $4 credited. Should I continue? Even at 6% (if you generate more than five sales in a month), you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Anton543
Why Google should not factor in social too heavily.......

in their ranking algorithm. I have seen sites in the health category where big sites, funded by professional money, to the tune of 10s of millions, get to the first page for all the main health terms...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Anton543
Re: Amazon should offer 30 day cookie

Most stores I notice grab people's email during the checkout process. I get regular emails from various stores and in each case my email was handed over during checkout.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Anton543
Re: Amazon should offer 30 day cookie

Another thing, if people buy only after several exposures then why do online stores spend so much money on Adwords? They would only spend if they were converting. Maybe they are catching on to people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Anton543
Re: Amazon should offer 30 day cookie

I really doubt people require seven exposures to buy something if it's priced at, say, $40, unless it's a complex tool say, but something costing over a hundred it might be more understandable people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Anton543
Amazon should offer 30 day cookie

So many people would replace Adsense and even other affiliate code on their sites with Amazon. With Amazon's excellent presell through their product descriptions, customer reviews that often mean...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,570
Posted By Anton543
Re: Is the Forex niche the way to go?

I don't trade Forex but it took me around two years to become consistently profitable day trading stocks and index futures. I procrastinate a lot with my websites but with trading you simply can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By Anton543
Re: Website getting around 1000 unique visitors a day but little revenue

Interesting that people complain Adsense doesn't pay as much these days as before. But it seems to me that for advertisers using Adwords the CPC has been going up gradually for years now. If what you...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th February 2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Anton543
Re: You've sourced the product, what next?

Thanks those responding to this thread with valuable information.

Yes,I would really appreciate it if you would do that. Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Anton543
Adwords should not allow traffic to email capture forms/sites

Google is very strict with what you can and can't advertise but it always struck me as odd that they allow people to buy traffic to thin pages with the intention of capturing people's emails.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Anton543
Health niche very difficult to monetise

Contrary to what people might think, it's not a very easy easy area to monetise outside of Adsense. I am not talking about beauty niche, which sometimes wrongly is bundled with health. The problem...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 4th February 2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By Anton543
Re: PPC Campaigns

What do you mean you can direct link with Bing ads?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd February 2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Anton543
Re: You've sourced the product, what next?

I would prefer to use dropship ideally because it's far less risky even if the profits aren't as good. From your experience, do/did your ecommerce stores convert well using PPC to drive traffic? I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Anton543
Re: Responsive Adsense ad?

It was an easy fix in the end. The ads are now appropriate for the device used. I am already seeing significant boost in revenue by this time of day. Hopefully it will continue. It certainly should...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd February 2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Anton543
You've sourced the product, what next?

You've sourced the product and you want to make use of Amazon's FBA program. When you order from supplier do you simply fill out Amazon's shipping details in place of yours. I have a selling account...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Anton543
Re: Responsive Adsense ad?

Is it possible to insert an ad code to show up only on desktop/tablet but not mobile? How do I exclude mobile using some code within the ad?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st February 2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Anton543
Re: Selling directly on Amazon

How do you source manufacturer without visiting the country? Of course I would love to be able to source directly from manufacturers in China or wherever else as that would leave comfortable margins...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st February 2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Anton543
Re: Selling directly on Amazon

I want this whole thing to be online, and as automated as possible.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st February 2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Anton543
Re: Selling directly on Amazon

If I find a dropshipper then obviously I won't be using FBA in that particular instance.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Anton543
Re: Amazon Affiliate CONFUSION - Help

Can't believe Amazon still doesn't geo target their users to land on their local Amazon site. They obviously don't put too much effort into the program. Why would they? With only a 24 hour cookie...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Anton543
Responsive Adsense ad?

When I implement the responsive unit it shows up fine on the mobile but it displays the small 460 by 90 banner on the desktop and tablet. This unit has a low CTR. But when I use the 336 by 280, which...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st January 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Anton543
Best ways to find dropship partners

I would especially love insights from experienced sellers who have partnered with drop shippers. Do you use drop ship sites, or go around finding distributors of products you wanted to sell and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st January 2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Anton543
Re: Selling directly on Amazon

Let me give you one example of what I mean. One of the major dropship Chinese sites is Chinavision. All the products they have there is very difficult to sell after mark up. I have seen some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Anton543
Re: How do Amazon sites get traffic?

Some good points made. Thanks. Information will help.

By the way, is it worth promoting Amazon due to its 24 hour cookie? I read somewhere that if you send the prospective customer directly to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Anton543
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Anton543
Amazon Native Shopping Ads only showing on one page

I like the look of Amazon's native shopping ad from their Associate program. It relies on page content and the to serve related ads, but like Adsense. I installed it yesterday on two of my sites and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st January 2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Anton543
Re: Selling directly on Amazon

I made this point. I said the products are either second rate (generally non-branded, cheap quality) or they are of standard quality but tend to be too costly to import.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st January 2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Anton543
Selling directly on Amazon

I think to make serious money online one needs to sell stuff. Adsense will earn you a nice passive income each month but unless you have wildly popular sites,most not really going to bring in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Anton543
How do Amazon sites get traffic?

I am on about Amazon affiliate sites. They generally tend to be review type sites with few other pages of content. I can't imagine they would rank well on Google because they are generally considered...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By Anton543
Link building is outdated. Don't bother

The only way to build links is to publish content that is good enough to draw natural linking. I never did much link building in the past and gave up on it altogether around two years ago. You could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Anton543
Re: Would a single product site work?

Good point. I could perhaps build the initial 4-5 pages, then expand when I get better ideas. No, it's not a herbal product. I am staying away from those now. It's a very interesting niche (not in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,309
Posted By Anton543
Re: How to make 5000$ a month ?

Requires both. You need to constantly think on your feet. You often get ideas when you least expect. Even if you start making money later on without much work, it is only because of the hard work and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Anton543
Would a single product site work?

I have come across a product which I use myself at home. It amazing, far better than alternatives that people generally use. The product in question isn't expensive either, though around two or three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Anton543
Amazon affiliate link localiser

Are the links localised or does it have to be done manually? The other option it seems available is the EasyAzon plugin, with a $47 price tag.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Anton543
Re: Is it wrong to have an alternative med section on a site dealing with conventional health?

"appealing responsibly to alternative viewpoints separately through totally unassociated venues"

What do ou mean by this?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Anton543
Re: Is it wrong to have an alternative med section on a site dealing with conventional health?

These products would be your everyday products that people already buy. Let's say I could have a blood glucose meter in the store which is sold through an affiliate or Amazon or a tool that helps...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Anton543
Re: Is it wrong to have an alternative med section on a site dealing with conventional health?

I take your point(s). I decided to take off the natural med I was promoting. Something just didn't sit right with me. It earned me fairly nice commission the year I promoted it. I didn't review it or...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th October 2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Anton543
Re: Mailchimp requires address

Can you avoid showing your address with this service? That's the key for me.

I have had a regular Amazon account for years now.
Forum: Email Marketing 25th October 2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Anton543
Re: Mailchimp requires address

What do you mean by commercial email? Are regular blog posts considered commercial?

If I do sign up for an address then do you if its possible to hide it from the subcribers at all times? I want...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th October 2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Anton543
Re: Mailchimp requires address

I've just looked. It costs almost $200 a year to rent a PO Box from Royal Mail (around $150 for self-collection service). Any cheaper alternatives?

Perhaps, I should just use a Wordpress plugin to...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th October 2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Anton543
Mailchimp requires address

I don't want my subscribers to see my home address. How do get around this problem? I have no other addresses I can use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,862
Posted By Anton543
Re: is fiverr still hot?

Fivver is brilliant for banners and site logos. Why pay $50 when you can get the same thing done (exactly as you specify, or even better) for $5 to $10. I will always get banners and logos done on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Anton543
Re: Newbie Niche Site Strategy

I think you are right in saying smaller sites often convert better. Small niche sites do better than larger niche sites that are too big and in the process lose focus. The real major benefit of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Anton543
Re: Youtube rewarding junk

^I understand. But what these guys are doing is producing junk material. There are some very good YouTube channels with intellectual (or at least semi- intellectual)discussion but they tend to be far...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Anton543
Re: Youtube rewarding junk

I think they're days of earning high are numbered. Just like MFAs can no longer rank with poor content, YouTube will move to a stage where they reward excellence, not stupid videos that do nothing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Anton543
Re: Youtube rewarding junk

They are good marketers though purveyors of junk content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Anton543
Youtube rewarding junk

No, I am not envious. Society now rewards junk.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34504053
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