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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By Black Prince
Do landing page builders negatively affect SEO?

Hi all.

Perhaps a silly question, but I wanted to be sure: do landing page builders (such as Leadpages and Instapage) negatively affect the SEO of your site? Assuming one adheres to good SEO...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Black Prince
Google Analytics crash yesterday

Hi,

For months, close to a year, one of my sites has been consistently getting around 140 unique visitors a day. The bounce rate has been steadily in the 45 - 55% range. On Thursday, true to form,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,164
Posted By Black Prince
Re: 400 visitors, 0 buyers

OP: I can only agree with Brainster. The website has a terrible design.

There is way too much to critique in one post. I'd suggest instead you be prepared to start your design from scratch, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,593
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Free Trial vs. $1 + Continuity Conversion Rates

Sorry to bump an older thread, but I've recently had some experience in this field.

The particulars: A recently launched membership site. The price is $47 following a one-week $1 trial. The target...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Have Clickbank sales page on homepage or another page?

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'd be interested in hearing more views on the OP's original question.

I'm launching a product on Clickbank and am stewing over whether to have a kind of 'hub'...
Forum: Social Media 29th June 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Black Prince
Should we build another FB fan page?

Hi all,

I'm working with a friend on his music-based membership site. It has a very strong keyword domain. He's a reasonably popular guitarist, and already has his own fan page with 5,000+ fans.
...
Forum: Website Design 13th May 2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Black Prince
A strange Wishlist Member redirection issue - help needed

Hi all.

I have a membership site built and ready to test. I sent around 20 invitations out to people volunteering to test-drive the site.

Those invitations included a link to the registration...
Forum: Website Design 8th January 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Creating a 'Our Site is Responsive' graphic?

Just what I was looking for! Thanks, mate!
Forum: Website Design 7th January 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Black Prince
Creating a 'Our Site is Responsive' graphic?

Hi folks.

Lots of sites boast of their responsiveness nowadays, with accompanying images of tablets, desktops and cell phones displaying their site. For example:

Example 1...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 12th September 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Black Prince
DONE

Hi all.

I'm putting the finishing touches to a blueprint which shows how almost anyone can write a quality non-fiction ebook in seven days. It is a complete system, covering everything from niche...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd April 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,116
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Anyone know best ways to loose weight?

The best way is a full-scale lifestyle change. Y'know, saying adios to junk food and alcohol, instead embracing fruit, vegetables, lean meats, exercise.

If you are not willing to commit to that,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Black Prince
Re: What Was Your Ahhhh ahhh Moment

Understanding value.

Many years ago now, a friend and I set up a little membership website. We sold information that our target audience was desperate for (kinda like racing punters wanting hot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,693
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Please help me. I've bought a lot of WSO but still lost.

I'm unsure why you are looking for new solutions when you already 'cracked the code'. You didn't succeed because of the SBI platform - you succeeded because you built content-rich sites that visitors...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Selling Kindle books on Amazon

I make low four figures each month with Amazon. That's with eight books. I have a friend who is making more than I do with just two books. A few thoughts:

1. The only way you will make a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Looking for help on membership site sales copy

Hey Kevkos,

You may receive more targeted answers if you post your thread in the copywriting forum (http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/).

I don't have much to add other than that....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Trying to quit my job...Is this the right strategy?

If your subscribers praise your content, then I'd consider launching a damn good blog rather than scratching around for the odd conversion.

You can continue to drive traffic to a squeeze page,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Article marketing vs. Blogging

If you create a successful blog you won't even need to do article marketing. I doubt many of us here found our favourite blogs through marketed-articles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Blog commenting "yourname@yourwebsite" method

I can't say whether it has an SEO advantage (I'd doubt that), but it does improve clickability. A browsing visitor may look past a user called 'Mandy', even if their name is hyperlinked; but if their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,785
Posted By Black Prince
Re: how to write a good article within 60 minutes?

One of the best exercises you can do is to visit a blog you enjoy and analyse its content. Ask yourself what they are doing in each paragraph, how they are moving the subject along. You will probably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,211
Posted By Black Prince
Re: is 10$ for 700 - 1500 word articles too much

A friend of mine fell on tough times a while ago. She wanted and needed to make fast money online. I introduced her to freelance article writing. So she went to a popular forum, offered a few sample...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,649
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Turning $100 into $1000 in the Next Month?

You specialise in website design, right? So why not knock on the doors of local businesses and offer to build websites for them. Show them your portfolio.

Or you could drop the $77 or so required...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Please suggest tips to Quit Smoking

You're darn right it is!

Non-smokers never understood the psychological power of a cigarette, how it was the great comforter. Whether one was anxious, happy, celebrating, commiserating, sleepy,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,170
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Is it REALLY possible to make money doing nothing?

The problem is that 'proof' can be easily faked. I know some (former) Warriors have been busted for getting lazy with fake Paypal screenshots. Even if photo grabs aren't faked, usually there's no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,255
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Whats the Easiest Way you have Made Money Online?

Hate to be a bore, but I don't think I've ever found an easy way to make money.

I've made money from PPC, but that took research, content creation, and the sweaty construction of landing pages. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th March 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Study: Most IM Gurus still live at home

Regardless of the credibility of the article, it is something we can and should believe for a couple of reasons.

Check this article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Wordpress help

WP Engine is fantastic if you have the money/vision for it. You have professionals looking after your site, ensuring it is secure, backed-up, and runs blindingly fast. So when I say 'vision', I mean...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th March 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,891
Posted By Black Prince
Re: How to get rid of Internet & Computer games addiction

Quoted for truth.

I don't think video game and internet usage are addictions to be managed. You need to create alternatives.

There are tons of sociable activities any individual can do. Local...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,205
Posted By Black Prince
Re: What is good content ?

Just look at every website you regularly visit. They produce good content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By Black Prince
Re: What do you think about .biz domain?

Hate 'em.

Forget about any potential impact on SEO - what about authority? I'll bet a fair proportion of visitors shy away from a .biz result. We're conditioned to treat .com, .net, .org, et al...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Better conversion rates? Free or Paid Traffic?

Paid, without question, if you are doing it right. With paid traffic you can usually narrow your audience down to the tightest demographics that you know will convert. Free traffic is much more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Sniper Site VS. Authority Blog

I would have thought the answer to be obvious: authority sites.

Think about the sites you regularly visit when you are browsing. What's the ratio of authority sites to sniper sites?
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th March 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,775
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Work harder OR Smarter?

Work smarter.

I'd recommend taking a look at Cal Newport's blog about this very subject. He's a bright academic chap who has researched and written at length about the importance of working...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Black Prince
Re: what would you say is the hardest part of whatever it is you do?

Agreed. And I think there is a fundamental difference in mindset between most marketers and writers. Namely, writers value cash in hand, whereas marketers chase the dream of residual income. A writer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Challenge your readers

I do.

However, I am not sure that it can be helped. The best websites are written by those with a passion for the subject and top up with a little IM skill - not the other way around. I think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Black Prince
Re: In your opinion.

It depends on what you're selling. If it is something like your own ebook, then nothing beats a squeeze page. You have the advantage of being able to advertise to one visitor multiple times. Of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,739
Posted By Black Prince
Re: How Effective is "preselling" ?

It can be extremely effective.

Take the average Amazon product. You know what the product does, but in the majority of cases you are going to read the reviews. All it takes is one well-written...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,961
Posted By Black Prince
Re: What did you do to make a full time income online?

A membership site and Kindle ebooks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Best Membership Themes?

Nor will you. I know a thing or two about this, as I helped a friend build a membership site on Wordpress. When we did design research we found a range of WP membership sites using a range of themes....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Building an Auhtority Blog

A few thoughts:

1. Content is good, but a site redesign is in order. Run a Google search for 'top fitness blogs' and try to mimic their designs.

2. There are countless fitness/weight loss...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,065
Posted By Black Prince
Re: If Ebook Price is $5-9 [Front end],Can the Upsell/OTO price be $97? or its FAR too high?

Really good observation, that.

The same goes for the likes of Amazon. When we're adding a pricy bit of kit to our basket, like a Kindle, there's always that 'Customers who bought this also...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Broad Niche vs. Micro Niche

Generally it comes down to this:

Broad = much higher profit potential; long term investment of work and patience; much higher chance of failure.

Micro = smaller profit potential; short term...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Which wacky option is better?

Agreed, especially as you should want to come across as the authority, not a doll. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,382
Posted By Black Prince
Re: All-In-One: Creating & Publishing Short Reports

A quick thought on tools of the trade.

I love Mindjet Mindmanager for crafting long documents, whether books, reports or blog posts. For me, no app comes close to MM for first and second drafting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Best way to market my trivia ebook

I take no pleasure in being negative, but that sounds like a tough sell. Quizzes are casual distractions you find in magazines and on websites - people don't tend to pay for them unless there is an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 561
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Do testimonials convert to sells ?

Quick tip: consider asking them to include their results as part of the testimonial. Nothing is more powerful than results-based testimonials. Workout and diet systems, for example, will always sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Affiliate Marketing Future?

There is plenty of room and plenty of avenue to get your name out there.

Take a look at e-cigarettes as an example. There is no shortage of sites, but most of them seek to differ slightly: it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th March 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Massive action-What is your definition?

Around 3-5 hours of deep work each day (Cal Newport, an academic and productivity author, has a good blog about these concepts: Knowledge Workers are Bad at Working (and Here’s What to Do About It…)...
Forum: Social Media 12th March 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Why Social Media Marketing is so hot right now?

I have to wonder about any marketer who sees social media as being hot 'at the moment', as though it's a shiny new object.

Bona fide marketers have known for some time that this is where the...
Forum: Social Media 12th March 2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Blog Name Different Than Site?

It is never essential.

Case in point with a small, upstart company called Google:

Adwords main site: Google AdWords – Online advertising by Google (http://www.google.com/adwords/)
Adwords...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Kinda new here

That's great. Truly. The problem most IMers have is that they don't have something they can write about with conviction, passion and insight - or they just haven't been able to tap into that.

If...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th March 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,974
Posted By Black Prince
Re: What is the biggest joy of being an Entrepreneur?

Self-empowerment.

It's a bit of a pretentious term, but I find that life as an entrepreneur is rewarding beyond money and business. You learn to discipline yourself, the value of focused work, of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By Black Prince
Re: I'm wasting my time i need a coach

If you are looking to build big affiliate sites, then Mark Ling is your guy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,930
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Does an ebook of 6-8 pages worth $9 ?

Depends. I think the vast majority of Warriors would have no problem paying $1 or even $10 a page if the information was of corresponding value.

But how to define value?

The simplest thing you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Black Prince
Re: To what extend do you agree or disagree

That would be logical. If a nation is spending less, then affiliate marketing revenues ought to be down too. But that is a broad assessment - some niches are evergreen, and others may boom because of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Ebook- Price Point and Selling Location

I see price as a reflection of credibility.

If you are a complete unknown, then you have no credibility, so price accordingly (i.e. low.) If your work is good, however, then those initial buyers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Black Prince
Re: Those Full time IM out there using Mac which tools you all use?

There are so many web-based services these days, whether it's email, keyword research, Wordpress, word count tools, etc. But I still use apps on my Mac that are crucial for my IM endeavours:
...
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