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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Melkor
Re: Are Google short of cash? Probably not so why do this?

People always forget the second half of that quote.

"Information wants to be free - because it is now so easy to copy and distribute casually - and information wants to be expensive - because in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Melkor
Re: Sneaky effective way to build your list NOT in the IM niche

Not only ban hammer, in egregious cases of spam there's been civil suits filed. In some cases, against the parent company as well as the affiliates.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Melkor
Re: Do You Think The 4 Hour Work Week Is Possible?

Not for Tim Ferris until he redefined work to the point of removing all meaning from the word: 5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss | Penelope Trunk Blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,246
Posted By Melkor
Re: Do You Think The 4 Hour Work Week Is Possible?

Sure as hell wasn't possible for Tim Ferris without redefining "work" to not include, you know, actual work: 5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss | Penelope Trunk Blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Melkor
Re: Making money writing a new Anime "season"

I'm not a lawyer or a literary agent, talk to one of those for a real answer - but my preliminary gut feeling is that most trademark owners won't care how you monetize their intellectual property,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Melkor
Re: Are You Legally Allowed To Do This As An Affiliate?

Legally, probably - but off hand I can't think of any affiliate program that allows you to remain an affiliate if they discover you doing that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Melkor
Re: Making money writing a new Anime "season"

You can contact the corporation and ask them for their manuscript submission procedure, or whether they plan to release tie-in products and if so could you submit your writing credentials and a book...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,190
Posted By Melkor
Re: I remember when a WSO...

I remember selling Garrie's eBayXtreme to the general public - now that was fun ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,426
Posted By Melkor
Re: How Can I introduce 50 people per day to my MLM business ?

I'm not talking about your material - I've read the official and off-the books training manuals for Herbalife, Nuskin, Nature's Own, Cognigen and a few others, I have an interest in sales training. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,426
Posted By Melkor
Re: How Can I introduce 50 people per day to my MLM business ?

Facts were in the FTC report I linked to, so it's rather obvious you didn't read it:

Table 1: MLM profits reported on tax returns in four Utah counties
Location and group of tax preparers ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,426
Posted By Melkor
Re: How Can I introduce 50 people per day to my MLM business ?

Of course you want to rely on the biased n=1 personal experience rather than a statistically valid random sample of tax professionals, because the valid survey-based study doesn't tell you want you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,426
Posted By Melkor
Re: How Can I introduce 50 people per day to my MLM business ?

*Snrk*
Of course most people lose money when they start a business, nothing unique there - I've burned through a bunch myself, education is expensive one way or another and you'll pay in either...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,426
Posted By Melkor
Re: How Can I introduce 50 people per day to my MLM business ?

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Oh yes? http://www.ftc.gov/os/comments/businessopprule/522418-12684.pdf -PDF warning.
Read the whole thing, but here's a few tidbits to get you thinking:

We performed a telephone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,426
Posted By Melkor
Re: How Can I introduce 50 people per day to my MLM business ?

Before you get too deep into any MLM business, check out the tax returns filed by the LLC's and individuals involved in the MLM business.

You'll notice that 99.9998% of the people who get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Melkor
Re: Beating Wikipedia Number 1 pages...

If you're working for Google you can go in and manually adjust the SERPS to make sure a Google property outranks wikipedia. Otherwise, forget about it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,419
Posted By Melkor
Re: If You're Using Pinterest You Might Be Facing Legal Action

Yeah, see, that's exactly the problem. When you pin a picture, Pinterest actually grabs it and sticks it on to their server. Click on an image owned by Getty Images, and you'll find out how much of a...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th December 2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Melkor
Re: New Year's Resolutions - weight loss, quit smoking, make more money

Better drop the US HCG offers, unless you want to take a gamble on not being included in a Federal enforcment action: HCG Diet Products Are Illegal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By Melkor
Heads up: are you promoting Hcg or Hcg-related products? Get out while you can:

Finally the FDA has started to clean up the leftovers after Kevin Trudeau's infomercial scam "The Weight Loss Cure" that resurrected the Hcg diet fad from 1970.

HCG Diet Products Are Illegal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By Melkor
Re: Is Double-Opt In Crazy?

Do the term "joe job" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_job) mean anything to you? Using double opt-in is the only protection you have against your ISP and web host shutting you down if you're the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Melkor
Re: How much to write a tweet?

And all of those advertising services are bloody dangerous to your twitter account - the people who tweet the ads from those services generally find that they lose 50-100% of the followers who see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,697
Posted By Melkor
Re: [Admin] What's Going To Happen To The WSO Threads?

If you call yourself a marketer and can't think from the prospect's frame of reference, you aren't going to be calling yourself a marketer for very long.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Melkor
Re: Google Money Tree on GMA

Kindsvater already reported on the Illinois case where the State AG (http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/115927-attorney-general-sues-affiliate.html)is going after...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th August 2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,444
Posted By Melkor
Re: Has anybody had success with twitter?

Learn marketing and social strategy instead of thinking in terms of spamming. Twitter is conductive to marketing, but only along the classic two-step lines. If you just sit around blatantly spamming...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,633
Posted By Melkor
Re: Congratulations Spammers -- you just made craigslist useless...

So, this is what the Warrior forum has come to? Scammers and spammers openly bragging about being criminals abusing the commons and nobody calling them out for it?

Christ. You guys are using the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st April 2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Melkor
Re: What's The Biggest Con Job You've Run Into In Your Years Of Marketing?

Hands down the CPA rebill scams for "free trials" - don't know how the crooks promoting that crap live with themselves.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Melkor
Re: CPA Health Ads DEAD on Facebook

Mmm - it's better to promote stuff that lets you sleep at night and doesn't have the risk of the FTC or the FBI gettin' all up in your business over the practices of the merchant, eh? ;)
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Melkor
Re: CPA Health Ads DEAD on Facebook

Told you promoting those **** berry products wasn't going to be a lasting business.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th March 2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,798
Posted By Melkor
Re: Did anyone get Butterfly Marketing 2 then...??

Oh, quite your whining about tech support pricing. You can download Red Hat (Fedora) (https://www.redhat.com/apps/download/) for free or the Enterprise editions for pretty much nothing, but to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By Melkor
Re: Maveric Money Makers branching out into CPA fraud:

Well, it's NoFollow'ed so it's not a link juice link, and I suppose they wanted to make it certain that people know who they're talking about.

When there's this kind of press release put out by a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By Melkor
Maveric Money Makers branching out into CPA fraud:

Citrix just put this out: Citrix Online: Not Affiliated with Maverick Money Makers (http://www.citrixonline.com/maverick.tmpl) -

Seems MMM hasn't just been telling people to come here and spam,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Melkor
Re: Unique Article Wizard?

It's more like "because of the way UAW used security holes in the ArticleDashboard script to perform SQL injection attacks on ArticleDashboard sites".

Their whole promo was "use us, and you won't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,448
Posted By Melkor
Re: Online Commercial Intent (OCI) Problem

If you read the original OCI study from Microsoft you'll find that the tool was developed based on data from three interns on the project. It's statistically invalid and shouldn't be relied on as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By Melkor
Re: An Amazingly Effective E-mail Trick...Sneaky Yet Effective.

Depends. I just got a mail from Ian Herculson marked personal - and it actually was; it was mostly about his personal story and about what he was going to do with his band in the near future.

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Melkor
Re: FTC Ruling Made Without Industry Input

You can in fact thank Kevin Trudeau for this. His blatant scamming of the public through his infomercials and his farcical rip-off books and bogus cures as his latest in a string of out and out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,706
Posted By Melkor
Re: I can't understand how people will promote scam products...

Well, couldn't send you the book, it's Pauls' - but check out his site Online Business Building Newsletter - TalkBiz News (http://www.talkbiznews.com/) . Looking at his blog, for example “You, Sir,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,706
Posted By Melkor
Re: I can't understand how people will promote scam products...

If it's "Salesy" then it's probably a scam?

Good luck with that. People vote with their dollars online and off, and the long form sales letter evolved because you got more votes (dollars) the more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,244
Posted By Melkor
Re: I HATE paying taxes! Interesting story for (I guess) almost anybody!

It doesn't matter what you think about taxes and their lack of legitimacy. As Wesley Snipes found out, the only thing that matters is what the government thinks about taxes and what you owe them.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,244
Posted By Melkor
Re: I HATE paying taxes! Interesting story for (I guess) almost anybody!

Consult a tax professional. There are legitimate ways to reduce your income or write off expenses, but there are also ways you can trick yourself right into jail. Get professional help from a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,680
Posted By Melkor
Re: Status of Perry Belcher's Criminal Matter?

His big problem was getting too focused on the sale and too little on making sure the product was up to code.

If you're going to be in one of the niches that get a lot of federal attention, you'd...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Melkor
Re: Many Wordpress Blogs On One Domain

Use Wordpress MU : WordPress MU Home (http://mu.wordpress.org/) - one install, as many independent wordpress blogs as you can think of content for.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,002
Posted By Melkor
Re: What Are You Doing TODAY To Make Money?

Bought a bunch of software from Big Mike the other day. Deployed some immediately, and working on integrating a few more with my existing sites today. Won't bring in sales immediately, but over the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Melkor
Re: Top Money Making websites Reviewed

Well, first you get on Paul Myers' list, and then read everything he sends you. Then whenever you see a new offer, you put on your thinking cap and you ask yourself - "would Paul buy this?"

No,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,978
Posted By Melkor
Re: Awesome site... Wish I had thought of it!

The FTC will ream them a new one when they take a look:
Three stock photos:
Royalty Free Stock Photo Image: Young woman | iStockphoto.com...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th January 2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,235
Posted By Melkor
Re: Big Mike you are Crazy....

Oh, thanks for reminding me - that's 12 now....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th January 2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,235
Posted By Melkor
Re: Big Mike you are Crazy....

Big Mike? He's the guy I just bought 11 different pieces of software from.

I had a few that supposedly did the same thing as Mike's stuff, but his actually works.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,978
Posted By Melkor
Re: Awesome site... Wish I had thought of it!

The method is technically clever, but as Garrie and Keith have already pointed out, it's also deceptive, potentially fraudulent and fraught with FTC violations.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,978
Posted By Melkor
Re: Awesome site... Wish I had thought of it!

They're a disaster waiting to happen for someone - consumers have already caught on: Invasion of the **** berry diet scams The-F-Word.org...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Melkor
Re: Do Traffic Generators Really Work?

TE 'credits' are cheaper than PPC traffic but it converts at a lower rate most of the time. If you're after a decent ROI on your time you'd better know what you're doing I think.

Same as any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,106
Posted By Melkor
Re: Does Spinning Really Help ?

Depends on the spinner. Most of the publically available ones are essentially useless since they devolve to the same LSI matrix, but some of the more advanced blackhat tools output content that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Melkor
Re: Do Traffic Generators Really Work?

They're full of newbies who don't know any better, so if you're catering to the IM beginners you can potentially pick up some subscribers to your list, but even Robert Puddy who owns a couple says...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Melkor
Re: Can you use artists songs in your video's online ?

You can if you want to land in legal hot water and lose any potential earnings to a lawsuit.

Most people do not consider that a desirable outcome - especially when you can hit up Kevin MacLeod...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Melkor
Re: Is blogging making article writing a waste of time?

I think it was Stephen Pierce who said "The more your content is consumed only on your own site, the more irrelevant you are to the Web at large."

Article marketing is one way of spreading your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,757
Posted By Melkor
Re: Is Google "runied" already?

I don't think we really disagree terribly in principle - the market response from your customers will tell you what's most profitable to do, neh? I just think one should do so within the terms set by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,757
Posted By Melkor
Re: Is Google "runied" already?

Exactly - I don't mind being pitched to either subtly or overtly as long as it's providing some value in return for my attention. When you're networking in the Rotary Club or - well, here - you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,757
Posted By Melkor
Re: Is Google "runied" already?

Mm, yes, but I mean, if you're ditching the clown suit and blending in, to network with potential clients and customers or just through something like handing out a useful app with your link or pitch...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,757
Posted By Melkor
Re: Is Google "runied" already?

Oh, but Seo's are paying Google by creating content that Google can use - quid pro quo. Allen gets the use of our posts, in return you get a .sig within the rules to make your pitch. Moviegoers gets...
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