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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By BenJackson
Hey Affiliates! What WordPress plugins do you use?

I'm looking into starting an Amazon affiliate site, and I'm reviewing various plugins for creating comparison tables and other cool layouts.

Have you tried any of these plugins? Which one is your...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 4th November 2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Thoughts on Expired Domain Traffic

If someone lands on your site and sees something unexpected, they'll just leave. This could work well if you recreated the pages getting traffic from the expired site.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By BenJackson
Re: WordPress one click or manual install?

WP Engine is a hosting company that caters to WordPress sites. They have a built-in firewall and are very keen on security. That said, it is expensive, so you could instead get Sucuri and a cheaper...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Competitor Very bad review on some forum?

^This. Take a deep breath, and use it as an opportunity to come out ahead.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Is this affiliate landing page too UGLY to promote?

Is there another competing product you can sell? Making your own landing page is a lot of work for a product that may not sell very well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By BenJackson
Re: WordPress one click or manual install?

There's no difference. Use a one-click installer because it's faster and easier - that's why it exists.

The database name doesn't pose a security threat. Someone having access to your database is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Buying "organic" search traffic - yes or no?

There is evidence that click-through rates effect search engine rankings. Google measures when people visit results and do/do not return to the SERPs. The metric is called "time to long click": Why...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How edu and gov links will work?

Lol seriously. My jaw drops when people reference PR at all these days. Why oh why?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Buying "organic" search traffic - yes or no?

Do not do this.

Google wants to give people the best result, so why not just create the best result and let the algorithm take you to the top?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By BenJackson
Re: IOS App required Budget

Hey Morg,

I would recommend browsing Upwork or Freelancer for iOS developers. You should be able to find some capable people to give you a quote there.

That said, I would recommend considering...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How edu and gov links will work?

There's nothing special about .edu and .gov links. The reason they are such strong links is because university and government sites tend to have great link profiles. In other words, other trustworthy...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By BenJackson
Re: google ranking switch from http to https

It shouldn't as long as the http version is redirected and a canonical tag points to the https version. I've switched from http to https and noticed little change in rankings, and I'm assuming with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By BenJackson
Re: google ranking switch from http to https

You need to set a canonical tag (https://moz.com/learn/seo/canonicalization) for the http versions and redirect them to the https versions.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Good internet traffic

If you want high quality traffic, go to where your audience already hangs out. Is there a blog they visit a lot? Write a guest post there. Is there a forum they frequent? Start posting. Is there a...
Forum: Website Design 31st October 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Need some feed-back on my site

It's a pretty good looking site. I like the logo and the obvious focus on sneakers. However, there are a few things I would change.

First, I'm not sure what the purpose of the site is. What am I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Starting a Business Directory - Best Theme/Script?

I would recommend using WordPress and the directory theme by Premium Press: Wordpress Directory Theme | PremiumPress Themes (http://www.premiumpress.com/wordpressdirectory-theme/)

They do a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What is the easiest way to cloak a URL?

1. Use the Simple URLs plugin to redirect your affiliate links: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-urls/

2. Add the following line to your robots.txt to prevent Google from crawling your...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 31st October 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By BenJackson
Re: After good shared hsoting solution

WP Engine is fast and secure. It's expensive, but worth it if you can afford it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How to Make Money with ClickBank Without a Website ?

Anyone can make their own website, you should go for it! I'm saying this as a former newbie - I know it's tough, but the tools are only getting better and easier to use.

Making money online...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By BenJackson
Re: 2015 SEO Predictions

Google will update, people will freak out, link spam will get a little bit tougher.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By BenJackson
Re: wordpress SEO where to start

Not to be a jerk, but Google it :)

There are tooons of "Ultimate WordPress SEO Guides" out there written for new WP users.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,947
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Discuss Domain with WWW or without?

Makes no difference, but don't URLs look so nice and balanced with the "www" on the left:

www.racecar.com

mmm symmetry :o
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Whitehat linkbuilding techniques in 2014

White-hat Link Building:

1. Create value
2. Share it
3. ???
4. Links
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By BenJackson
Re: need help abt robot.txt

No, that's simply not true.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Editing my Wordpress header

Yes, you don't need that.

Have you created a meta description for your homepage? It's basically description a that is shown to the search engines like you're looking for.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By BenJackson
Re: need help abt robot.txt

That is telling all bots crawling your site (including googlebot) to crawl all pages of your site. The second line is unnecessary and actually incorrect.

Here's a decent configuration for a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Meta keywords

Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking (http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html).
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Keyword Research

Sadly no, not any reliable ones at least. The only reliable solution is to buy ads (PPC) and use this to get search volume estimates and conversion data. Then you can use that information to find the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Keyword ranking look up tool

When you're ready for an automated tool, Positionly is pretty awesome.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Backlink check tool

SEO Spyglass has a free version, you just can't save your reports. It's much slower than a service like ahrefs where the data is just waiting to be presented, but it will get the job done :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,900
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How to index backlinks Fast?

This is far easier and better than building tons more second-tier links. However, it's kind of trivial anyway. If Google isn't indexing the pages with your links, isn't that proof they aren't very...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By BenJackson
Re: New website not getting search engine traffic and not selling

This really isn't relevant to SEO. Regardless, I would recommend switching hosts. Cheap hosting is fine for personal blogs and hobby sites, but for a business you should buy the best you can get....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By BenJackson
Re: I'm replacing my old HTML site with Wordpress. Should I redirect old pages to preserve Google PR

Delete the old stuff, there's no need for it. Definitely redirect the old pages otherwise you'll lose your link juice and visitors going to those pages will hit 404 errors.

WordPress actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,523
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What is your best Seo Tool for 2015?

I've just started using Buzzstream (http://www.buzzstream.com/) and it's pretty radical so far :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Any keyword research tools that can do this?

I built a tool that can probably help you here: keyword multiplier (http://www.backlinksentry.com/keyword-multiplier)

Put your keywords into the first textarea. Then, paste your list of cities...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By BenJackson
Re: what things should i focuse in SEO

1. Content creation
2. Keyword research
3. On page optimization
4. link building / content promotion
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Why are these sites exempt from Google penalties?

As a WP theme biz owner, I can vouch that the footer links are certainly low-quality, but 4 million links is 4 million links :cool:

Also, this is not a secret or something we need to guess about....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What article sites do you use and recommend?

Welcome back, a lot has changed :)

Don't bother posting to any of the sites being listed here. Publish content worth sharing on your site while leveraging existing platforms where your target...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Is having signature links on different forums at all valuable?

I'm afraid you're going to have to do the hard work of creating value. What you've created is spam, and it will get your site no where.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Will Search Engines Index My Website even after changing Web Address?

Definitely keep the old site around 301'ing so you don't lose the links and traffic. I would continue renewing the old domain until you think it has < $10 worth of links :P

Your rankings will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How could infographics help seo?

Infographics are played out. These days it's not going to net you many more backlinks than a solid blog post would.



^This makes sense to me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How much does using SSL (https://) improve your Google Ranking?

I switched a site to SSL everywhere about 2 months ago. There has been no noticeable impact on search traffic.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Is it ok to make a lot backlink at the same time?

It only matters when Google finds them, and I don't think you can be penalized for earning links too quickly. I have a WP theme business that immediately starting gaining ~500,000 links per month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Is this tough competition on #1 page of google?

It's hard to say without seeing the SERP, but it sounds pretty doable. A trick I use to quickly tell if the keyword will be easy to rank for is to check for any forum or archive page results.

If I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By BenJackson
Re: ultimate guide for wordpress plugin promotion

David,

I recently published a guide on how to promote a WordPress plugin exactly for this reason: The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your Plugin | Support Dash...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Marketing a specific blog post

First, you don't need to optimize every post for the search engines. There are many reasons to publish a new post. Anyway, here's what I would recommend for promoting every new post:


Share on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Where do you write your blog posts?

Whoa! Scrivener looks like an awesome writing tool, but not what I'm not looking for right now (maybe when I finally get started on that novel ;))



Glad you know what I mean! That's the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By BenJackson
Where do you write your blog posts?

I find the WordPress dashboard distracting when writing my posts. I can't help but click the "Preview" button all the time and adjust the formatting when I should just be writing. Now I write my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Backlinks to www. instead of http://

It's nothing to worry about ->

http://yoursite.com = your canonical URL.
http://www.yoursite.com = NOT your canonical URL.

Matt Cutts explaining the Canonical URL...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By BenJackson
Re: SEO without social signals

You're going to have a harder time without any social signals. Why don't you think people will share your content?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,479
Posted By BenJackson
Re: From an SEO standpoint do Ezinearticles still work?

Seamy, imo ezinearticles is a waste of time for both backlinks and traffic. I gave it a fair shot, these are my stats from about the last 1-2 years.

Live Articles 16
Article Views 946
Article...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What is main benefit of long tail keywords ?

This exactly. Shorter searches are much harder to understand. Someone who searches for "widget" - what on earth do they want? A wordpress widget? A definition? But of what kind of widget? How...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By BenJackson
Re: A Google-friendly forum?

The warriorforum ranks like crazy, take a look at what they're doing here.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By BenJackson
Re: PPC Coach - Your Opinion

I would read everything here first: https://support.google.com/adwords/certification/?hl=en

And then check out the sales page and make sure you're not going to pay for that exact same...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Site moving up, been stale, scared to change anything.

Hey that's awesome, you must have done something right :p

Afraid to touch it though? That's the worst attitude. It's YOUR site. My suggestion is to take a look at your site and understand if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By BenJackson
Re: eBook sharing - a good link building strategy?

I was really excited to try this exact same strategy in the past and was terribly disappointed. I have a list of a few dozen ebook directories, but all of them are honestly crap because they
...
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