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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Amazon Associates website software recommendations?

Yes I know. I can google just like anybody. But that's useless and can waste a lot of time.

I am looking from recommendations from people actually doing this.

Thank you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Amazon Associates website software recommendations?

Yes. However, I don't want to necessarily auto-insert a ton of products but rather have software that allows for easy selection, editing and insertion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By john5Jhx
Amazon Associates website software recommendations?

Looking for software that works well with WordPress and has decent support. Paid is fine.

Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By john5Jhx
Amazon Associates site

I've been looking at my options to expand a physical products site/business I have by adding a layer of products though Amazon Associates (AA).

The initial thought has been to convert the site to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Scrapping Amazon

Thanks. Import.io looks interesting.

I would still like to understand what I'd have to do if I wanted to roll out my own infrastructure to do this with fully custom code. I am starting to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Scrapping Amazon

Everything on a listing is not available through the API. If that were the case, you are right, I would not need scrapping.

Thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By john5Jhx
Scrapping Amazon

Not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post this. Sorry if it isn't.

I would like to scrape tens of thousands of Amazon product listings, pictures, text, all.

Is there off-the-shelf...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd March 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Tiny Little Business?

I searched the forum using Google exactly as you did prior to my original post. I also took the time to read those (and other) threads. I found only one instance of someone who said they took the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd March 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Tiny Little Business?

Surely someone has trenched this territory before us? No?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Email: How do you handle it for multiple sites

I haven't used gmail in a while. Do you have to setup each account on gmail in order to make it reply as the original address?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By john5Jhx
Email: How do you handle it for multiple sites

This didn't seem to fit the description of the Programming sub-forum. Please let me know if it doesn't belong here.

Say you have 100 sites. How do you handle email for those sites?

Do you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By john5Jhx
Domain Names: Best structure for multiple keyword-specific domains

Let's say you own:

MyFeetHurt.com

and also derivatives:

MyFeetHurtAllTheTime.com
MyFeetHurtSometimes.com
MyFeetHurtWhenSteppedOn.com
MyFeetHurtWhenIWalk.com
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Back to the drawing board?

I'm glad you decided to keep going. However, I'll advise you should consider really changing the way you think about business and competition.

Chess: Most Grand Masters lost more games than they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By john5Jhx
Domain Names: Best structure for multiple keyword-specific domains

Let's say you own:

MyFeetHurt.com

and also derivatives:

MyFeetHurtAllTheTime.com
MyFeetHurtSometimes.com
MyFeetHurtWhenSteppedOn.com
MyFeetHurtWhenIWalk.com
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th February 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By john5Jhx
Tiny Little Business?

Tiny Little Businesses — Learn by Doing (http://tinylittlebusinesses.com/)

Interested in hearing from anyone who has tried it. The total investment seems to be in the $350 range and it takes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

I am warming up to the idea of engaging in list building for exactly this reason. Introducing new products can be much simpler when you can reach out to a pre-qualified audience directly.

I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

I get it. Still, you have to admit it's funny. EVERYTHING in business is arbitrage. You advertise in a magazine or a newspaper at a lower cost (relative to what you sell) in order to get people to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Agreed.

The problem is that, at least three years go, Google didn't have a sensible way to onboard new customers. They probably still don't have a way to teach you the do's and don'ts of AdSense....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Ah, OK, DO NOT run AdWords campaigns and have a site populated by ads by AdSense. Got it.

Facebook campaign going to a site populated by AdSense ads is OK then?

AdWords campaign going to site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By john5Jhx
AdSense: How to do it right?

At some level I want to at least try it for one or two websites and see what happens. Why?

Well, it certainly seems to be working for a lot of people. What I don't want is a repeat of what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Back to the drawing board?

Well, there are no unique ideas right?

I spent a year developing my first iPhone app. I have over twenty years in professional software development across a range of platforms so the CS wasn't a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By john5Jhx
AdSense: How to do it right?

At some level I want to at least try it for one or two websites and see what happens. Why?

Well, it certainly seems to be working for a lot of people. What I don't want is a repeat of what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

The more I read the more I think: Wait a minute, this is business 101 for most brick-and-mortar businesses! I've done this before!

In other words, if you wanted to start a brick-and-mortar...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

What do you mean by this? I ask because at some level Google's entire AdWords business is about ad arbitrage, isn't it?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Did you read this article?

Man's $600,000 Facebook Ad Disaster - Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/mans-600000-facebook-ad-disaster-2014-2)

Of course, this doesn't mean it's bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: And...here's my gameplan. Please comment.

Yes it is! Frankly, it is hard to talk to anyone around me about this stuff. I've been going to a few meetup groups locally. For the most part these seem to be taking the form of some guy using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Thanks for that resource. I'm reading through his intro right now and it looks very good. One of his examples made me go validate a couple of my ideas. It turns out the market size is somewhat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: And...here's my gameplan. Please comment.

Interesting. I'll give this some thought.

You know I can teach woodworking, classical guitar, sailing and other subjects. I've been fortunate enough to have played in a number of sandboxes. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

I just love that perspective. Thanks!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

I appreciate the encouragement. This community so far comes off as being really friendly and supportive of newcomers. This is great.

Thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

That whole thing is great advise. SEO seems like a constant headache to please the Google gods. What you are saying is: Make something people want.

Thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

You are probably right. It really was a one page site with a short article and an affiliate link. In retrospect, it wasn't helping anyone out.

The frustrating part is that Google doesn't have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Thanks for the encouragement. Once I feel a little smarter about this I'll take you up on the offer to have a chat off-list.

Thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: And...here's my gameplan. Please comment.

The recurring theme seems to be to make sure there's a market for what I want to offer. I am fairly certain there is based on my prior experience as a consumer of these products. I will, however,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: And...here's my gameplan. Please comment.

As a lifetime member of the entrepreneurship club and one who has built at least two reasonably successful (20 employees or so) self-funded brick-and-mortar places I think I know this part really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: And...here's my gameplan. Please comment.

I think so. I have a product that I've been selling online to the tune of perhaps $5K to $10K per year with no advertising other than a PDF that's been going around various industry blogs and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

I am drinking from a huge fire-hose right now. A bit overwhelming but I am really committed to finally getting a handle on this.

I've narrowed it down to feeding off two pipes:

First: I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By john5Jhx
And...here's my gameplan. Please comment.

Here's how my plan is shaping up:

[1] Write an ebook or two around several areas of expertise I have developed over the years. Most of these have to do with engineering and manufacturing related...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Insanity?

No. No. My wife made me do it! That's it. Her fault.

Seriously now. I was just starting out and wanted to test using AdSense to have a few relevant ads placed on my site. I wrote...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

So...is the reason I see so much advise on WF to engage in list building precisely that you isolate yourself from these kinds of issues?

I actually have an email list of about 12,000 to 16,000...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By john5Jhx
Clickbank: No signup options if you are not established?

I just popped over to Clickbank.com after literally not having looked at the website in three years. My intent was to sign-up and start down the road of product selection and marketing.

The only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Re: Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

Thanks for the kinds words and encouragement. I really do appreciate it. This can be a really tough road.

It seems there's a recommendation to generally avoid AdSense/Google. If that's the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By john5Jhx
Help: Coming back to affiliate marketing after failing.

About three years ago I thought I'd try to do some affiliate marketing and learn to make some money that way. Some of the details are fuzzy. I know I went to ClickBank and found a product that...
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