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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Google Update today?

Google tweaks its algorithms all the time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: I spinnerchief 2 is still FREE?

Absolutely. I use SC for this exact reason (and other reasons).
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Beginner question - Google won't index me

Manually submit to Google:
http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl
(you will need to be signed in to Webmaster tools)

Get some quality links to your site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Question on keyword selection

Look for "buying" keywords...i.e. keywords someone would search if they want to buy something.

I'd stay away from the "free" keyword. You're more likely to get people who are looking to avoid...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Google took me out today

If you're still in the index, don't worry about it. It's been called the Google Dance.

Keeping adding content and building links and you should jump up again in the SERPs.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: EMD advise needed

Hyphens in domain names don't matter much, if at all, for rankings.

But they matter for branding and reducing confusing of you're telling someone the domain name.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,656
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Non disclosure agreement template?

I'd be careful with generic forms. They can work in some cases, but, then again, they may not. The more important the transaction, the more important to make sure the document properly protects...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Reciprocal Linking - Good or Bad?

It's okay if done with relevant sites in same field.

Don't do it with too many sites.

Don't do it as a high percentage of your in-bound links.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How to go from PR3 to PR4?

Get more quality PR links from some sites with higher PR (the higher the better).
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th September 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Today Using Youtube and Yahoo answers, i made my first affilate sale!

Congratulations! Now go for the second sale, etc.!
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th September 2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Reached 5000 a Month! Action is KEY!

Congratulations!

Great post. Very true!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Static Webpage Software

You mean something to code HTML, CSS, etc? Dreamweaver, but it's expensive. Notepad++ is great and it's free.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Article Directories: How much duplication b4 Google penalizes?

Keep things unnatural. If you had 1 link from 10,000 different sites, what are the chances that all 10,000 sites would use the same anchor text?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,061
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: The best SEO strategy ever

The theory is simple. The "putting it in practice" is harder....


Good content
Good on-page SEO
Quality links
User activity

Lots of great threads here about each of these topics.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Keywords in All-in-one SEO

Last I checked (a while ago), Yahoo and Bing still used them.
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Creating a business takes so much time!

Be patient.

If it were easy, everyone would do it.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 6th September 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: looking to start media buying

A key factor in media buying is testing.

Track all your campaigns, tweak and test further, drop the ones that don't work and invest in the ones that do.
Forum: Programming 6th September 2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Pass the shotgun please....

It's hard to find programmers that are good, understand what you want to accomplish, can communicate technical concepts in plain English, are reliable, have a decent turnaround time and are not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How long should I give him?

Have you asked him what his expectation is of how long much time he needs to get results and what results he expects?
Forum: Website Design 6th September 2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: To many ' no follow' on a site?

To answer your specific question ("on" your site, not "to" your site)...no, IMO, this should not penalize your site.

Google's algorithms are private, but I think there are a lot of other factors...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Jim Hughes
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How can I learn SEO from internet?

Here is a free resource:SEO: The Free Beginner?s Guide From SEOmoz (http://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Free Will Still Work

You have to invest resources to succeed. That does not always mean your money. It can mean time. Or it can mean other people's money if you work with partners.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Penalized From Back links???

Add quality content and quality backlinks. If you do that, chances are your site will pop back up and maybe even higher than it was previously ranked.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: The Best Way To Get A Nutritional Supplement Developed?

You're getting into an expensive, legally-complicated area.

You will need to spend a lot of resources getting up to speed and legally protected.

Your other option is to find a business...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Cons of one page wordpress theme?

As a general rule, a one page is unlikely to rank as well as a site with multiple pages.

Google wants to promote good user experience. Google also prefer trustworthy sites...signs suggesting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: New List Building Course (LOL)

One per day is too much IMO.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: how to get traffic to my blogs

Looks like you are just beginning...here's a good beginner's guide to SEO: SEO: The Free Beginner?s Guide From SEOmoz (http://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,691
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: First step to start in SEO

Get educated.

Here is a good free introductory guide: SEO: The Free Beginner?s Guide From SEOmoz (http://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,245
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Do Internet Memes Have Licenses?

It may or may not be.

Here's an article I found that discusses some of the considerations involved:
Copyright Law - Parody (http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/Parody/Parody.shtml)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Benefits of Buying Views, Subs or Likes on Fiverr?

If you want to build a long term business, do it based on real value and not fake numbers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,988
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: What do you look for from article / content writers?

Same problem here.

In addition, lack of seo optimization skills.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: sites banning people that promote forum?

This is a rule on many forums. It makes sense for the reasons described by Paul.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 985
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: The "Secret Sauce" To Website Traffic?

The "secret sauce" is hard work.

People don't want to hear that, but it's true.
Forum: Website Design 5th September 2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How Important is The Design of a Website?

Clearly, the design of the site is important. It is a part of your presentation and therefore impacts whether a prospect will buy from you.

If you don't have a lot of money to spend, you have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: A spinning question

If you are going to spin, do it only for content you don't care much about. Content used to create links to your site. These will typically not be high quality links.

Never spin content for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Trademark or No Trademark?

There is not enough information to answer this question. It really depends on the specific situation.

Trademarks arise from usage and don't have to be registered. However, in most cases...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Opt In Bribe - What's Good And What's Bad?

The item you give away should be "smaller" than the item you are trying to sell.

Also, it should not solve all of your customer's problems, only some (or one) of them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Absolute best way for newbie

Read through the forum, find topics that you find interesting, research them further, set a plan of action, follow it. If it doesn't work, tweak it or try something else. Never give up!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How to Rank a keyword?

The problem with A&P backlinks is they are overused by too many people. Same basis principles apply that always have...good content, good on-page seo and quality backlinks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Software to use to record video

+1 for Camtasia.

Camstudio if you need a free alternative.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How to best benefit from a PR5 Sitewide Link?

Agreed. Better one link like that from one page than a footer or sidebar link from every page on the site.
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: A great sales copy technique I forgot

VL, I think he or she was kidding. Look at their signature.
Forum: Website Design 5th September 2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Please give a review on our Thesis Skin Design.

They look good. I look forward to test driving them when they're available.

Do what degree, if any, will they be customizable by the user?
Forum: Website Design 4th September 2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Transfer Domain to Host Gator Too Pricey

It's not clear to me from your questions where your domain is registered versus hosted (and whether BlueHost provides one service or the other or both).

Think of domain registration and hosting as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Web 2.0 and Sub-Domains

You should do more reading and research in this area to understand better.

Here are a few pointers.


Forget about subdomains for linking. If you have subdomains for another reason, you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Why site loading speed is different in different place?

Even though it moves quickly, the farther the information goes, the more time it takes. A big factor is equipment capacity and the current loads on the equipment, and this is different from place to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Do I need to include keywords in the titles of my content?

Try to work the keyword into the title, even if it's the second part of the title.

Example:
keyword phrase: gripping the club in windy conditions
potential title: Golf Tips: Gripping the Club in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Indexing Issue

How long ago did you submit the sitemap?

Do you have a robots.txt file on your site?

These things take time. Ping your site and create some backlinks from quality sources.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Weird, no backlink page ranking

SEO is a part art, part science. It is not fully predictable.

Every page is ranked independently and has it's own PR. Hard to say what happened in your specific situation without more info. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: How long does it take for a backlink to be credited?

Could take hours, days or weeks. Depends on a lot of factors.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Serious question about backlinks

There are likely other factors involved, too. For example, does the competitor have an exact match domain? How old is the competitor's site (older = most trust)? There may be links your competitor...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Tool for plagiarism

I use copyscape. Works great.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: What Is the Best Way to Get an Aged Domain Indexed?

By "old index" I assume you mean the old site? Create content, ping the site, get some links and then be patient.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Does (www.) in Your Domain Matter or Not?

It doesn't matter which format you pick. What does matter is you pick one and stick with it. In other words, any links you create should be the same format (either all with www or all without www)....
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th September 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By Jim Hughes
Re: Efficiently getting Content for Local SEO Clients

As a start, get as much content as you can from your client. After that, it's what OmegaContent said...research and writing, whether you do it or outsource it.
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