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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Help me out

I would check the Who-Is database and see who it is registered to. It might be that BigRock actually is the owner and it is for sale or it is an expired domain that they have control of.

If it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,951
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Have you used "Wix" for building website? Benefits vs Drawbacks?

It's a reputable company, but I still wouldn't recommend it. There are a lot of complaints about their servers being slow.

Even though their site design is nice, you have to host with them at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By RexMapes
Re: HELP! I F@CKED UP..... BAD!

If you get the emails set-up immediately, you may be able to get a few of them as some mail services will resend the original a second time before it is declared to be "unable to deliver".
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th October 2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,837
Posted By RexMapes
Re: "Fear of succeeding"

It's basically about our comfort zones. Sometimes when you have circumstances and lack of knowledge keep you from succeeding for a large part of your life, it eventually becomes a "normal" state of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 830
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Okay, Rip Apart My Site

Ty, I really like the changes you made. Overall, I think your site looks great.

The home page is much more inviting and less overwhelming.

The social buttons are a great improvement from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,965
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Paypal's new policy update. What do you guys think?

...or it might be the beginning of a whole new set of hoops to jump through and "objectionable operating practices" by smaller competitors.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 830
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Okay, Rip Apart My Site

Your first page is way too long. You need a first page that is welcoming without all of the info. Let visitors feel glad to be on your site when they first arrive...not be overwhelmed trying to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Online biz and income tax

You will need to contact your city hall (if applicable) and/or your county recorder's (or similar office) to file for business DBA and any license if required and fees and also to determine zoning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By RexMapes
Re: 2Checkout Application Refused for Strange Reason

If you have or can get a PayPal Business or Premiere account, then you can use their merchant services without another shopping cart company being involved. They are actually a little cheaper than...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,295
Posted By RexMapes
Re: How to deal with difficult client? please help.

Well...here is a crazy option. Tell her SHE is the artist here....."DRAW ME A PICTURE USING THE EXACT COLORS YOU WANT AND I'LL CODE IT"! Now she has no one to pester but herself!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Any one has suggestion to improve loading time of my website

No...it's not fixed. I have a very quick connection. This site took nearly 10 seconds to load in Chrome.

Came up almost instantly in Firefox (no cache of site to speed things up).

Same in IE.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,882
Posted By RexMapes
Re: GoDaddy 'website tonight' vs. Own hosted website

If the domain is in your name, you can transfer the site without their permission. Simply reset the DNS to another hosting company.

If they registered the domain and it is in your name, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,882
Posted By RexMapes
Re: GoDaddy 'website tonight' vs. Own hosted website

Another issue I didn't see referenced here...anytime I have dealt with client's GD's "InstantSites", it is easier to start over from scratch and build a new site than it is to optimize the GD site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Advice For Your Follow Up Calls

I would agree with OP. Too many times clients can have a strange misconception about something that is keeping them from going forward with your services. Leaving a message on a follow up can do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Click Sure

I've made 3 or 4 purchases through them. Asked for a refund on one sizable purchase. Received an immediate response from support. Funds were back on my card by end of second day. No complaints here.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,692
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Receipts for offline clients?

You can create your own using a word processor. Put your business name at the top center and then below it put "Receipt" or "Invoice".

Fill in some info about what you are charging them for, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,388
Posted By RexMapes
Re: My Site Needs More Content

I repeat...

You are using these items as content on a paid membership site. That changes everything!

I don't quite know how else to say it. Anytime you profit from someone else's
material IN...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,388
Posted By RexMapes
Re: My Site Needs More Content

No!

It will be ok to post links to their sites, but not to USE their material without permission.

As far as YouTube videos, it is usually ok to link to those, but it still depends on the owner...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,388
Posted By RexMapes
Re: My Site Needs More Content

Search for PLR distributors. They will have plenty of material that you can legally use. Again you have to check each item's permissions unless the distributor gives you a multi-product license....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,388
Posted By RexMapes
Re: My Site Needs More Content

Free Content
Are e-books, articles, videos, etc. that are readily available across the internet up for grabs? Can I use these without permission?



***Please point me in the direction of open,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By RexMapes
Re: A question about URL shortening sites

Here's what I use...has worked well for me.


Affiliate Toolbox - Market. Test. Track. Succeed. (http://trks.us/s14965)
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,981
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Directory Site Profits 102- The Continuation- Back To The Basics- and THEN Some!

phaproduction,

I definitely would NOT do free listings. With everything you have in place you should have no problem convincing clients you are here to stay.

I do think you should consider...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Buying domain! Need help!

Oh, what a tangled web we weave.......
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Similar domain name question

Unless you are designing your site to actually be similar to the other business, then I don't see any problem at all for you. I am speaking here in regard to value. Always be careful of trademark...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Traffic Exchanges - What a Nightmare

IMHO traffic exchanges can be very useful as a list builder and as the beginning of a sales funnel. They are not a good source of one step or two step sales processes. You need to work TEs slow and...
Forum: Website Design 29th July 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Need Help! How to take out the gap between images in Kompozer

If you are viewing this in your browser window, make sure you clear your browser cache before trying to view your changes. If you don't you may still be looking at the original instead of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Set Up An Overseas Office

If your volume of use can justify the expenses associated and you find the right personnel to run the office, it is a very sound business practice. I have seen a few large organizations that have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is this spam?

It's not spam when you offer a comany your services or products as long as they are related to the companies business. That is a business contact.

If on the other hand, you are promoting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Started building this site - what would you do?

Mike, I think I would approach it from the idea of your vendors will basically be receiving free advertising when they submit an article. You might offer all vendors a one time chance to be "front...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By RexMapes
Re: [Question] For those hosting clients websites... Shared Hosting vs. Reseller Plans?

Hi TrueLux

You will get a lot of differing opinions on this one, but shared hosting is something to be wary of. It is not as evil as some will try to tell you though, but when it does go bad it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Keyword question - quick

Actually google will look at it as one keyword. You can have the best of both worlds here if you use it as one keyword your required number of times, but also use the single words "dog" and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,105
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is this a good idea?

If I'm not mistaken (and I might be), if you use wix.com for the design you have to host it there. They aren't the cheapest option for hosting.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Keyword Question - Need Advice Please!

Try putting in your article somewhere a reference to your office , kitchen table, laptop, etc. that this is your "work home". Would work in the flow of the article ok I think.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Help! I think I've messed up seo links with 'www'

"But for 99.99999999999999999999% of sites, it
just does not matter."

Paul,
I completely agree with you on this. This is a browser issue, not a google issue. I'm really confused how all of this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By RexMapes
Re: How important is your domain?

There are alot of things a "perfect" domain can help you with, but the real value in a domain is what you give it over time.

Example: Who would have ever wanted a name like godaddy.com?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Are You Having An 'Off' Day?

Ron....VERY WELL SAID :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is this ehtical????

The answer here really depends on the affiliate sites TOS you agreed to. Start there.

The rest of the answers depend entirely on how and what you say on your site. An honest comparison would not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By RexMapes
Re: War Room ?

You can cancel if you want...but there isn't any refund if that is what you are wondering. (At least I don't think there is.)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Pinging a site

I definitely would ping a new site. Sometimes you get a quick response...sometimes not. Pinging is a tool, not a magic button. It usually does speed the process up.

Pinging a couple of times is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Similar domain names - forward or just sit on them.

If they are similar enough that people might type them into their browser, then you had better forward them. You won't gain or lose anything as far as rank whether they are parked or forwarded.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is it legal to use U.S. Government Names in Domains?

I think you would be allright as long as you don't imply you are associated with the governing body involved and aren't using a .gov in any fashion (such as a subdomain).

Use some common sense...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is there any harm in doing this?

I think the follow up letter is a great idea.

My only concern would be the 50% off. I think I understand the idea behind it. My concern is how the potential client will view it.

Will they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is there any rule for WSO that the op must refund if requested

I personally feel if you do not intend to offer refunds then a "no refund" statement should be on the sales page. Not required but saves a lot of misunderstandings later.

As far as having to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Hosting 101 for Newbies - choose the right one!

Although you can say this is another topic, a domain name needs to be mentioned with hosting. You have to have both. Neither one works without the other. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Giving out flyers to promote your website?

In my opinion (and that is all this is) flyers can be a very good ad method when used at the right time with the right product/service.

If you have a new local service they can be quite effective...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By RexMapes
Re: How to Track Organic and Paid Searches

Use a tracker link on your blog or other paid advertising and you will know how many arrive at your sales page from those sources. If you incude one on the actual sign-up it will tell you not only...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,852
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Greatest Concept For "OFFLINE" USP... "Money Back Guarantee?"

Warning!

It is not my intent to disagree with any posts above this one. The point I would like to make is actually a warning for those that are just getting started in an offline or online...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 218,083
Posted By RexMapes
re: [Solved] What is the default wordpress user name and password ?

Not only do you set the number of attempts allowed, you can usually (depends on the plug-in) also set an automatic time delay for new attempts. If log-n fails after say 3 attempts it blocks that IP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By RexMapes
Re: I was so impressed with this bit of advice ....

So many threads here are looking for LOTS of ideas and input. I guess there is a time and place for a multitude of possibilities to choose from. What happens after we choose one, if we ever do?
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By RexMapes
Re: can anyone explain this to me please

After reading this for the third time I am somewhat intrigued by where this would lead. However, I think pursuing this particular contact would be better classified as a social experiment/learning...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Failure: It happens ... How do you handle it?

As Edison once said about his relentless pursuit of the light bulb..."I didn't fail 700 times, I found 700 ways that didn't work."

He went on to try other methods that numbered in the thousands...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Has this ever happened to you? and how do you fix it?

Mason,

I would definitely contact your domain registrar as well (as has already been mentioned) to make sure there isn't any warnings showing on their end. Sometimes the domain can be flagged and...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd July 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,192
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Is anyone using GVO?

I have had experience with them some time ago. I was a member for a few months.

They have a lot of things going on now that I really have little knowledge of. However, if things are still being...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,040
Posted By RexMapes
Re: It's easy to be an expert - agree or not?

I partially agree with you. What I don't feel is always true is the advanced degree part.

Through the years I have seen and worked with many true experts in their field and many (and I DO mean...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Question about domain names

If these are business related books then the .biz would work, but if they are about something other than business I would definitely go with the .net.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By RexMapes
Re: Need advice for pricing

I really don't know what to suggest as far as actual pricing, however I would write the contract for $XX PLUS ALL EXPENSES with some expense money up front. Otherwise you can ask them to pay it...
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