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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By arepb
Re: Too many gurus?

I don't think the guru hype is worth it, but I do think a few gurus have created products that have changed the way I thought about the world. These include:

John Carlton's Secrets of a Marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By arepb
Re: videos online(made)

The video that provides the most value, even if it's shot on a crappy Flip camera and uploaded to Youtube (total cost: $100) would be better than a high-production shoot for a very lame video.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By arepb
Re: SICK OF FORCED CONTINUITY? Well So's The FTC! Here's A Court Case!

I like that a lot. Conversions can drop if the customers you do have stay longer.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By arepb
Re: SICK OF FORCED CONTINUITY? Well So's The FTC! Here's A Court Case!

Agreed with the above, but let's admit that a LOT of internet marketers play fast and loose with the terms. Maybe it's not exactly bait and switch but it's not clearly defined for most users.

One...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By arepb
Re: Adding video to a tutorial/guide - how?

Sending them to your users might be a bit prohibitive. They will be pretty large.

I'd recommend the following:

Dead simple way: Upload them to your web FTP server. They will play at FILENAME...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By arepb
Re: You count visitors, but do your visitors count?

This is a great point. If you look at a funnel simple, you have


Leads
Prospects
Sales

What you're essentially saying here is that many sites exists which don't even qualify the user to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By arepb
Re: Google Launches New Ad Market Place

The underground benefit of all this is that Google has behavorial targeting across these display units as well. Surf the web and as you pass over a page where their ads are displayed, they track you....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By arepb
Funny way to "monetize hate mail"

I thought this was pretty genius:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3930617710_7d6b850384.jpg (http://dooce.com/hate/)

Monetizing The Hate (http://dooce.com/hate/)

Heather Armstrong's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By arepb
Re: Graphics For My Ebook & Sales Page

Another option if you are just looking for images is iStockphoto (http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php)

You have to buy credits but you use them like cash. You can get small images for as little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By arepb
Re: Is wordpress free?

Yep. Doing a search for a hosting company with 1-click installs is key, unless you are technically minded. I love my account with MediaTemple, which is maybe a bit more money but it's great service...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By arepb
Re: Is wordpress free?

Yes, it's free but here's the difference

Wordpress.com = you'll have a blog hosted at their site. SITENAME.Wordpress.com

Wordpress.org = You download the entire Wordpress self-hosted software,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,999
Posted By arepb
Re: All-In-One: Best Video Tutorials List

I have always loved the way 37signals does their screencast videos. So, I was excited when they posted this tutorial. It's a good whole-process approach to how they do them:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By arepb
Re: Free video hosting for sales videos?

You'll need a player to then embed the videos. There are a lot out there.

Examples:

- eZs3.com - Making Media Easy by Unleashing the Power of Amazon S3 Hosting (http://www.ezs3.com/)
-...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By arepb
Re: Interesting CTA (call to action) button testing

Interesting. If I may, which niche are you selling to? In one experience I've had BUY all caps outperformed others (this was a website clearly selling one product), while "Add to my cart" was better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By arepb
Interesting CTA (call to action) button testing

Interesting post on Get Elastic about the test of CTA buttons

http://www.getelastic.com/wp-content/uploads/neweggvolution1.jpg

I particularly like the finding of putting an image within the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By arepb
Re: How to lengthen my wordpress blog's main area??

Try Settings > Reading. This allows you to increase the number of posts on a page, which is what I think you mean. If you mean extending the length of one post, you should change the continue link or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By arepb
Re: Blog or Website? or Both?

I know this is a tough decision, but I'd take the advice of others here and look at Wordpress (the .org installation, which you'd put on your own site). This page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By arepb
Re: Opt-in sneaky tip

They are unchecked, but the user flow is that he/she is filling out a bunch of forms and boxes prior to this step. Although opt ins go up when you force opt in (obviously), I thought this was the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By arepb
Opt-in sneaky tip

I signed up for a new Dailymotion account today for a new project I'm going to debut in a month or so. What I found interesting is that Dailymotion took a pretty different tact when asking for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By arepb
Re: Here's a boatload of free fonts

Cool resource. Another favorite of mine is Dafont (http://www.dafont.com/).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By arepb
Re: Windows Applications On A Mac - How?

Parallels is a really useful application. It allows you to run a full Windows environment on your Apple Mac. I use it daily

Run Windows on Mac and Mac Virtualization ? Parallels Desktop for Mac...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 981
Posted By arepb
Confession: I buy too many domain names with no purpose

I feel like the actual human beings in my life wouldn't understand this, so I feel like admitting it to all of you so that I redo my wayward domain-buying ways:

I've been guilty of:


buying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By arepb
Re: Here is your download link

Exactly. None of these guys who are sneaking their way to open rates or sales will ever be able to maintain that for a long period of time.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By arepb
Re: How to get Old Books that are in Public Domain?

That's one way but probably more difficult. One value of finding a book that's already scanned is that you just copy and paste (and hopefully rebrand and come up with your own take). But by finding...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By arepb
Re: The Yahoo search firehose

Lesson learned...I hope. These spikes happen typically without notice. But I would add that Yahoo! will typically highlight news-of-the-weird, if that helps in the way you build your articles around...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th September 2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,841
Posted By arepb
Re: What's the best internet marketing course you've ever purchased?

John Carlton's secrets of a marketing rebel and JW's PLF 2.0
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By arepb
The Yahoo search firehose

Yahoo search might not sound like the sexiest place to target, but I've learned of an insider secret that is having a huge impact for those who are ranking high within Y!.

Yahoo's homepage...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By arepb
Big media "Discovering" continuity models

I've seen more than a few articles recently about the so-called new age of content monetization. It seems that media are fascinated by continuity models, something that's been used in information...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By arepb
Re: HELP! I can't get traffic!

I would ask why people would want to learn from you (not being negative here -- an honest question). If the reason why people want to learn to write fiction is so they can retire and write novels,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By arepb
Re: Hungry Market

Another place to look is Google Trends. You can find spiking terms and figure out where the market is moving.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By arepb
Re: Keyword Density in a Niche Blog

3-4% is the sweet spot according the SEO friend I have at AOL.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,974
Posted By arepb
Re: All-In-One: Outsourcing Secrets

As referenced in the 4 Hour Work Week, request (demand) someone with English speaking abilities. Sometimes this means putting in your RFP that the VA will have to conduct business over the phone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By arepb
Re: Stompernet 999 Launch

This is a tought one. As it turns out, server problems are the new "Scratch & Dent" sales. If even 1/10th of the "oops, server crashed, so I'm sending this again" were true, I'd eat my hat.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th September 2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,014
Posted By arepb
Re: I just killed a 4 1/2 foot rattle snake! (Pic Inside)

You got pretty close to take that pic!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By arepb
Re: Backlinks! Say it ain't so!

It could be a quality issue, then. In other words, the sites that are linking to you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By arepb
Re: Do you use a Mac?

I prefer Mac for startup time alone. I can start the computer and browse the web in less than a minute. Simply not possible on a PC.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By arepb
Re: Backlinks! Say it ain't so!

According to my SEO friend (I am a self-proclaimed SEO novice and do not intend to appear like an expert...ever), backlinks are really only worthwhile now if they are from an external site. You...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By arepb
Re: Short or Long Headlines? Answers Within... (Great Article)

Agreed. Carlton teaches that long headlines are not just a strategic decision, but are oftentimes necessary. A different way of looking at this is that your headlines should contain only the words...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By arepb
Re: Twitter money maker

I'd be reticent about doing this. The pay-per models on social media tend to do two things: 1) get shut down and 2) tarnish one's reputation. In somed that's everything.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By arepb
Re: Need Advice... What Can This Guy Who Can't Speak English Do That's Profitable?

You could turn the idea on its head and develop a series of products for the Filipino-speaking community in the U.S. and have him play a part.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By arepb
Re: Newb looking to see if I'm on the right track!

I'm not sure, but there is a lot of evidence to support doing two different programs if you have two different audiences. It's sort of like trying to tell your buddies and your mother in the law the...
Forum: Copywriting 1st April 2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By arepb
Re: Newb looking to see if I'm on the right track!

Hi Daniel.

The first thing that came to mind is that your backup for why people would need to switch to solar doesn't have enough real benefits clear to the reader. For instance, is there a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By arepb
Re: Ever used Caribou CMS for membership?

If you owned the license at 179 (assuming you did), updates are included, so why would you drop them?

I can't seem to find that many people who use them, so any feedback is appreciated.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By arepb
Ever used Caribou CMS for membership?

Working on a new membership project and my developer friend told me that Caribou CMS might be a good match (cariboucms.com). Young company but the feature set appears solid and the developer of the...
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