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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 347
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Which one is better for SEO?

Transcribing the video is good for SEO.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 314
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Short ulr or very long url for SEO?

Im guessing you sell earphones, yes?

This question falls under site structure, not just an individual URl

Think about your site as a WHOLE, and by that Im referring to allowing for expansion...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 301
Posted By John Romaine
Re: What is the impact of social bookmarking in SEO

I cant believe people are STILL asking these questions.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to reduce bounce rate for a website?

1. Untargeted traffic
2. Technical issues (slow site speed, non responsive etc)
3. Spam traffic
4. Your website sucks
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO for gaming site

Find the leader in the gaming space and reverse engineer what they're doing.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How you manage citations While you have 3 different business Location

In terms of Google my Business, you will need 3 physical locations.

Do you have 3 physical locations?

In terms of onpage you'll want to do this....

domain.com/location1
domain.com/location2...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,516
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd December 2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Contact Form in a lightbox popup, bad SEO idea?

A few rules of thumb -

1. Dont try to be clever
2. Dont make users think
3. Users are lazy, make it easy for them

Put a contact form on the home page, sidebars across all inner pages and of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By John Romaine
RE: Contact Form in a lightbox popup, bad SEO idea?

Its probably more of an issue from a UX perspective.

I would ditch it and use traditional enquiry forms.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,183
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How To get High Quality Back links?

Apologies.

"Click your heels together"
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By John Romaine
Re: hi seo expers, i have a problem with my website bounce rate

Im not talking about spam comments.

Im talking about your site getting slammed by bots.

Check Google Analytics.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Content is king - right?

A lot of people preach this whole "content is king" nonsense without any real understanding of what it actually means.

Content on its own is meaningless. Especially if your content marketing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Accidently built a PBN, should I use this?

How do you "accidentally" build a PBN???
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By John Romaine
Re: the Best method of SEO

Almost impossible to explain the details of an SEO campaign in a forum post.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Romaine
Re: What is the benefits of PPT submission?

So many stupid responses.

Submitting a powerpoint presentation to a site like slideshare.net isn't going to help your rankings. Use it as it's meant to be used - to provide helpful/informative...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,452
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Why linkbuilding is not the Future of SEO

Just change the campaign name to redtube :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO Companies - Do they perform?

I haven't read over all the responses here, but would like to comment. My thoughts are highly biased because I run an SEO agency myself, and have over 13 years SEM experience.

In response to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,075
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Moving my dating advice site from Weebly to Sitesell/Site Build It, will it work?

Wordpress, hosted with a reputable company like Liquidweb.

What are 301's? https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en

I'm off to bed, its 3am here and I have to be back in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,075
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Moving my dating advice site from Weebly to Sitesell/Site Build It, will it work?

Agree completely with Tom.

Don't just flick it over though, you'll want to preserve your SE traffic.

(hint hint 301's)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to discover if guys claiming to be legit I'm coaches are actually legit or not

Not true at all, I make good money within my own business.

I have business owners that run multimillion dollar companies that use my coaching services. I don't have to, but I do - because I enjoy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,075
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th May 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,309
Posted By John Romaine
Re: im having the hardest time getting back links. please help

Reverse engineer a large number of competing sites, compile the data into a single spreadsheet, order by DA desc and focus on replicating the links that matter.

Tie that in with advanced/targeted...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th May 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How do I find reliable SEO company?

If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait til you hire an amateur.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Has my site been penalized?

Impossible to say accurately with the information you've provided.

What's made you ask? What's changed?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,942
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Is PBN considered a form of [SPAM] or is it a legitimate way to boost your site SEO?

I think you've misunderstood me.

Here's an example...

Last year I had a client come to me for help. His (let's call it a money site) was tanked in the search engines. Essentially it was over...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,083
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO Firms: What Is the Highest rate per 500 words you will pay for content? (QUESTION)

We happily pay $40 per article all day long.

I know of other business owners that pay $400 per article.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By John Romaine
Re: What ELSE works besides PBN's

1. Reverse engineering your competitors links.
2. Credible business directories (yellow pages, true local etc)
3. High end paid directories (yahoo business, business.com etc)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,264
Posted By John Romaine
Re: 8 Years in IM - Made *Maybe* $2000 - Doing It Wrong - How Can I Fix It?

I haven't read the replies here, so I apologize if this has already been said but...

Avoid anyone that says ...

1. Don't give up
2. Take action
3. Work hard

That's all meaningless bullshit.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 909
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO......Company or Freelancer?

Company

Pros - Have a large support base and are more likely to perform reputable work
Cons - More expensive

Freelancer

Pros - Cheaper
Cons - Single source dependent. If he/she is sick,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,727
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Google's New 1 Month Filter: Did You Get Hit?

Haven't you heard?

No sites are allowed to rank until Matt gets back from vacation.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th July 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Why do you send SEO reports to your clients?

What are we supposed to send?

Flowers?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Free Web Design to Boost Portfolio?

Never work for free - ever. Period.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,653
Posted By John Romaine
Re: What would you do with $30k-$40k?

These hypothetical questions are the worst.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th January 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By John Romaine
Re: On Page SEO Question

Forget about keyword density.

JUST WRITE NATURALLY
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,403
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Getting SEO Clients

Local business networking events have worked very well for me.

Get out from behind your desk and go meet people. Face to face is powerful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,655
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,745
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Goal: 1000 members at $97/month

They should rename this place to the Whiners Forum.

I'm part of a membership now that charges that and the owner has just hit 900 members.

Stop talking and start doing.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,078
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th December 2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO for small ecommerce site

What worked then? Do more of that.



Forget about page rank. Focus on what's important.



Write unique descriptions.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO for International Website

So its a "big project" and you're asking for help on a public forum?

Seems legit.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Site currently on .co.uk, thinking of changing to .com

Then don't waste your time chasing the global market. Focus on the UK market.



Almost certainly. It *may* be more of a deterrent than the .co.uk domain.



If you rank well globally, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Help Critique our Site. Why are we not selling more?

Quit trying to be "clever" and just make it a f'ing online store.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Local SEO getting screwed by the authority sites?

Seriously, c'mon use your head.

Those sites rank because they have authority - and they're heavily moderated (at least here in Australia they are) This means quality. They're trusted.

There's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,024
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How To Rank Video On Youtube

You're wasting your time.

Try providing great content that people actually care about.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By John Romaine
Re: I'm looking for a SEO mentor

You dont pay a mentor "after" anything.

Any good mentor will expect payment in advance.

BTW, $100 is not going to get you a mentor. Maybe a scammer, but definitely not a mentor.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By John Romaine
Re: PBN's. How does Google really know?

How do they know?

When you post something stupid like this on a public forum.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,854
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Snapchat Rejected $3 Billion Buyout Offer from Facebook

Crazy.

It will be worth $500,000 in 5 years.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By John Romaine
Re: [ADVICE NEEDED] Client offered % of Business for web development

Never get involved in performance based web design (or SEO) F that.

Get paid upfront, or tell em to hit the bricks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How do you test your info product first?

No, you earn your list.

Stop trying to take "short cuts".



Aha.

You just gave yourself away by saying "websites". Let me guess, you had websites all over the place, all with their own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 835
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Another newbie begging for help

Stop buying and start selling.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How do you test your info product first?

This is almost always a complete waste of time.

You can sit on forums all day long noting down what peoples needs, wants and frustrations are - that doesn't mean they'll get their wallets out.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,222
Posted By John Romaine
Re: 5 Years Of Internet Marketing - Here's My Advice For Beginners

You don't know what you don't know, and if you're not willing to learn from those who are far more experienced than you, chances are you're doing yourself a disservice.

For me, it's made an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Best way to send traffic from a radio campaign?

Don't discount a phone number in your radio add too. (along with a web address)

Give listeners options.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Best way to send traffic from a radio campaign?

There are a few things to consider here.....



Are all 6 ads the same? ....or different? If they're the same, then it won't matter. If they're different, then it might be worthwhile split...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By John Romaine
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