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Forum: Website Design 29th January 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 419
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Website SSL?

One potential gotcha to look out for is if you use SSL and you link to any 3rd party files (images, scripts, fonts, css, pdfs etc) that are not on an https SSL link then visitors using your https...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th January 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 672
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Email service recommendations?

@AffiliatePrograms - are you looking to promote affiliate programs? From the MailChimp terms and conditions:



As the original and long-time developer of two of the most well-known self-hosted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 748
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Found Completely Free Images

I agree with the "be careful" posts. The big boys have software trawling the Internet for their images so they can send out invoices for thousands upon thousands of dollars for unauthorised use of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Best Analytics Provider? NOT Google

I've used StatCounter for years and years.

You really don't need much else to give you the information you need for business success.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,611
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Time to ditch aweber&co and look at self hosted email marketing software?

One benefit of self hosting that hasn't been mentioned here is the ability to drive up your delivery by testing SMTP providers against each other, choosing the best then repeating the process.

You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,084
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Hosting company do you think is the best?

With GoDaddy, be wary of the fact that their shared hosting service has basic functionality missing from their PHP system meaning that some scripts simply won't run. By "basic" I mean PHP extensions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Mailing List Software Query

arpReach Standard (and above) can do this right out of the box assuming you ask for the postcode information on the subscription form.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,410
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Can Somebody Tell Me Why Godaddy Took My Domain?

After stalking it for a while, I once bought a super-premium domain from my domain name vendor and it appeared in my account as mine. I planned to take bids and wouldn't have been surprised if it had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Online Business Model To Start With

1. Work out your financial goals.
2. Decide on a niche/product.
3. Is there a sufficient market to reach your goals?
4. Create product or select affiliate products.
5. Put up site.
6. Drive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which Online Business Model To Start With

You mention various marketing channels/methods but not what you're selling. And what are your goals? $10 per day? $100? More?

Personally. I'd always start by creating a product or service that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By Neil Morgan
Make Your Site Sell

Who remembers Ken Evoy's famous Internet Marketing bible from all those years ago, Make Your Site Sell?

It was hundreds upon hundreds of pages of solid gold Internet Marketing information for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How do you handle your emails?

For collaborative email, we couldn't live without...

http://helpscout.net

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: The number 47

For me, it's one of those self-perpetuating things in the IM world. Because we talk about it on places like the WF where your target market hangs out, they kinda then expect to see those prices.

A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Email account that allows you import pop3 emails from many other addresses

This may not be exactly what you need but check out

http://helpscout.net

...for collaberative email with any number mailboxes from your domains.

For us, it's a productivity holy grail and we...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Do you think internet marketing is a lonely career?

Find a local mastermind group, or set one up.

Having just been invited to join a small group of some of the UK's most successful marketers and attended the first meeting, I can safely say it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: UK/European based Internet Marketers?

Check out the London Lunch run by respected marketer and fellow warrior Martin Avis.

The London Lunch Announcement List (http://www.london-lunch.com/)

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Neil Morgan
Is YOUR follow-up sequence driving people away?

Hey guys

Have you ever checked your follow-up message statistics to see which of them causes the most unsubscribes?

You might be surprised at the findings!

I just did a check on a sequence...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,246
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Double Opt-in vs. Single Opt-in email signups--which is better?

Interesting results.

The "it must be double opt-in" argument is often swayed by providers who put their own interest first, not yours.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,050
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Should I buy Windows PC or Apple MAC?

I just bought a new PC and it's Windows 8. All the scare stories about it are hyperbole in my opinion because I've found it perfectly usable.

The only reason I would buy an over-priced Mac (and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Anyone Get This Email From Paypal?

Perhaps just some kind of temporary payment authorization problem?

A bit like when you can't use your card to buy something and the retailer and bank blame each other. But 5 minutes later it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,839
Posted By Neil Morgan
WordPress security - a heads up

I received this from my hosting provider overnight. I don't use WordPress but I thought this might be useful information for those that do.

This is from one of the biggest and most technically...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 833
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: British or American English for content

A few years back, I decided to switch from American English to British English on my websites. Why? Because I'm British.

Cue the deluge of emails pointing out my spelling mistakes!

I now speak...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Outsourcing Customer Service

Hi Ty

Check out

http://helpscout.net

[Not affiliate link]

...great where teams need to work on incoming emails.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,639
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Can you understand my accent?

Chuck it on a roll with a tattie scone and you're on.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,639
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Can you understand my accent?

I understood it perfectly.

But then I come from Airdrie.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Neil Morgan
Email marketing - avoid being flagged as a scam artist

Many people use the excellent Thunderbird as their email client.

I just received an email from a seasoned email marketer and that email was flagged as a potential scam by Thunderbird with a big,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Warrior Forum Instant Message Room/System?

I just thought "overkill".

What's wrong with a PM, followed up with a Skype chat where both parties want it.

Simple.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,068
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Irate guy leaves voicemail, says if you're so good why sell teaching?

Perhaps deservedly so though. You only have to look at the "How can I pay the rent?" posts on here with sigs that say "Learn how I made millions in my pyjamas".

We bring it on our ourselves.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,068
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Irate guy leaves voicemail, says if you're so good why sell teaching?

You've got to wonder where some folk get off calling you out on your choice of career.

I mean, WTF does it have to do with him what you choose to do for a living?

Amazing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Do i have to be on the first page of Google to make good amount of money?

I'm living proof that you don't need to be on the first page.

I spent years making a great full-time income online without giving Google a second thought. To this day, I have no idea which (if any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,135
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: What Is The Hottest Niche On The Internet?

I suppose it depends what you want to do.

If you're into product/service creation then launching another me-too dating site in competition with the big boys isn't going to make your fortune. But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,484
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Best Way to CLEAN a Mailing List?

Well, yes, because aWeber charge more as your list grows, even if those leads are dead.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Your Opinion Means Nothing

Ha! This is a drum I've been banging for years.

In the good old days of AutoResponse Plus (ARP3) I lost count of the number of people who criticized its amateurish "salesletter" approach.

But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Software Licensing Advice Needed

Cool. It's a common pre-sale question so have that answer ready!

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Software Licensing Advice Needed

I don't know some of the systems mentioned as I wrote my own.

One word of advice - users don't like licensing that requires software to phone home as they're concerned about what will happen if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,941
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Is phplists the best self hosted autoresponder?

I just wanted to jump in here to avoid confusion that could come KennyTan's post above this one.

AutoResponse Plus has now been discontinued and replaced by arpReach.

There's a link in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,969
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: They all say self-hosted email is the devil. Is it really?

Hi Steve



arpReach doesn't phone home to activate itself. We deliberately avoided a system like that to prevent the issue you described.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: $100 in a Week? Who can do it?

You know, I wouldn't bother creating something that would earn $100 in its first week because it's never (IMHO) going to be scalable or earn much more than that.

I'd rather spend that week (and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: What is the Cheapest Image Site for Commercial Use?

Fotolia.com has zillions of great photos and images from $1.00 each.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,061
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Godaddy problems

It's funny how hosts (and there are a few) that think they're making it simple, actually over-complicate the whole thing horrendously, making it more rocket science than rocket science.

There's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Remarketing - good results so far

I thought I would update this thread as I said I would when it had run for a time.

Click-though rate is 0.37% (it has been much higher and this is today's snapshot)
CPM is $1.66 (dead cheap)
CPC...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Autoresponder open rate

Check out micro-segmentation.

By dividing your list into segments of one based on each contact's actual expressions of interest then sending campaigns that are specifically tailored to each...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Tip on how to keep your accounts safe from hacking

2 or 3 strings in one password?!

There would be more possible combinations than atoms in the universe :)

Even 8 random letters and numbers has over 2.8 trillion possible combinations and that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: How to stick with the one idea?

I doubt there hasn't ever been a person in business who doesn't have self-doubt to one degree or another.

After all, there are no guarantees of success with any project so self-doubt is...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd March 2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,518
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which is the best autoresponder/list host? (Official never-ending debate thread)

Where are the cons when you can outsource to any number of delivery experts these days? The "self-hosted is the devil" argument is dead.

Now you can have the best of all worlds - self-host with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: If you use ARP3, read this ASAP!

Anyone concerned about this, please raise a ticket in the AutoResponse Plus help desk as we can tell you how to make sure that you and you alone can access your ARP3 script.

We will only provide...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Should I price products in USD or GBP?

I once switched from USD to UKP with a conversion button alongside and sales went into free fall.

Lesson learned.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Would this be as good as or better than Aweber?

Hello Lance

It's actually better than the best of both worlds, as you're not stuck with just one SMTP provider and can swap them in and out and even split-test them against each other to drive up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: What kind of programmer would do this kind of work?

I just wanted to throw in my recommendation for the programmer I have worked with on IM projects since 2004. He's second to none.

michel *AT* icoder.com

Tell him I sent you.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,969
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: They all say self-hosted email is the devil. Is it really?

Hey guys

My ears felt a little hot today and I thought of the Warrior forum for some reason. It looks like those ears were trying to tell me something!

Apologies for being away for so long but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Do pop up Opt-in Forms REALLY work ???!

Rule #1 of internet marketing - don't let your own feelings cloud your judgment.

There's only one way to know what your visitors prefer - test.

Cheers,

Neil
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th June 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Which are your favorite accents in the English language?

Well, who knows for sure?!

Check-in agent: Is that a Scottish accent sir?

Me: Yes, it is. I'm in the US on business for a week. How is your day going?

Check-in agent: Very good sir. I've...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th June 2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Neil Morgan
Ode to the Brain

If you've got a spare 3 minutes and 42 seconds, take a look at this amazing video:

http://youtu.be/JB7jSFeVz1U

...and if you've got another 20 minutes spare, check out this short lecture from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,051
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Anyone willing to help me with paypal limitation?

But it's worthwhile doing.

In my experience their phone support is very good and they actually want to get your problem solved.

Don't compare their online support offerings with their phone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,604
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Many internet marketer emails getting automaticaly labeled as spam in gmail

The content was very salesy in every one of those broadcasts.

You never know for sure with these things - I put it down to the fact that Big-G have decided to use a different sledgehammer in their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,604
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: Many internet marketer emails getting automaticaly labeled as spam in gmail

Well, who'd have thunk it?

I just checked a GMail account which I forgot I had and which I added as a seed (test address) in my subscriber list a while back.

All 54 broadcasts that I sent from...
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