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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Matt Ward
SEO for "product review sites" not so hot anymore? Looking for experienced marketer's opinions

I, like many others, took a big hit during the Panda disaster of late April/early May. I wasn't totally destroyed, but it definitely hit me where it counts. And it was painful.

Looking at the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,732
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: High PR Society Busted

I had my suspicions that this was a tactic to get people to not only rat out themselves but blog networks as well. I didn't say anything but I saw a few people publicly state that they thought this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,201
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Why Does BMR Still Work?

Anyone that thinks BMR posts provide value is fooling themselves. It's not meant to provide value, and it doesn't. What value is a 150 word post on "plumber san francisco" to anyone?

Total...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th February 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: I optimized keyword for home page but now it is ranked for inner page on google.

Usually the result of an over-optimization penalty.

There is a such thing as going overboard with optimizing SEO in Google's eyes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,096
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Amazon: Can you use customer quote customer "reviews" on you own site?

Exactly. I've found it amazing that a certain high-profile Amazon WSO recommended that people do this when the TOS clearly states that it is a violation.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: What are you going to focus on this next 12 months?

Listbuilding. Something I sadly haven't touched in the past year since I started in IM.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Can Google De-Index Select Pages from a Site?

Sorry; I thought your English is actually pretty good. I was talking more about how you used the term "deindex" when it's usually meant to mean a complete manual removal of your website from Google's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: What is the best way to host 100 domains?

dwatrous summed it up pretty well.

I'd personally go with a VPS or dedicated server (depending on projected traffic) but unless you're experienced in managing a Linux server, are good with...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 9th February 2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Highest Quality Articles - Your Business Has Been Missing This!

I had the pleasure of receiving a review copy of this service. Gediminas did an excellent job; well-researched and perfect grammar, and it came out exactly how I wanted it. I received my article...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th February 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Can Google De-Index Select Pages from a Site?

Your terminology makes the question hard to understand.

If you're asking if they will perform actual deindex (absolute removal from search results) for a single page, I've never heard of that....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: $494 Dollars made from Super Bowl 46

Interesting plan. It definitely gets the gears turning; thanks a lot.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Co.CC subdomains are back!

According to this (CO.CC Domains Now Back In Google Search Results (http://www.seroundtable.com/co-cc-google-back-14524.html)) Google reintroduced .co.cc domains back into the SERPs around the end of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st January 2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,192
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Quit my job next week for fulltime IM, realistic to expect $5,000/mo after 6 months?

I would strongly recommend not doing this until you are making some sort of online income that you KNOW you can build on. It's infinitely easier to go from $100/month to $5000 a month than $0/month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,152
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: LinkVana?

I used Scrapebox index checker. Here's a sample of 239 posts from August 2011, the report date being January 31, 2012. This is a listing of deindexed domains, not posts; the domains that these posts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Matt Ward
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Was the Warrior SOPA justified

I personally gained a lot of respect for the owners/operators of the WF for doing what they did. It's not easy to give up an entire day's profit, not to mention impacting hundreds (thousands?) of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: What did you do during SOPA Blackout of WF?

Work, just like any other day.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Goal = $5,000 By January 31st, 2012

I think it's much harder to reach that goal from a standing start than if you had a workable system in place or your own ideas. No offense intended, but if you have to ask for ideas I don't think...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: So, I got The Best Spinner. Now what?

Unfortunately, taking into account your point (JL being the creator of TBS) this particular case study has to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: can a 14,000 google keyword with 0 competition make money with affiliates?

You left out any information that would help anyone make even a remotely accurate guess.

That's like the classic "how long is a piece of string?" question.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,248
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Does Amazon Allow More Than One Affiliate Account?

Nah, that doesn't really apply. As far as I know, unless Google has some behind the scenes agreement with Amazon, there's no way that's a concern at all. Since you can create multiple tags within a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,882
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Non-US Amazon Affiliates - how do you get paid

Cheque, and I'd highly recommend opening a US dollar bank account because they only pay in USD. That way you can do the conversion on your own terms, and not suffer an extra charge at the bank when...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: My Google PR is 0, give me some tips :(

Here's a tip: stop worrying about it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Funny Money. Louis CK Invades Internet Marketing

The thing is, it seems as though these methods can and do work, they don't generate quite as much profit as traditional methods. One could look to Radiohead for a similar example: they released one...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,208
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: I won my Google reconsideration request

Umm... if you didn't have a manual penalty as they said, then the reconsideration request did absolutely nothing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,649
Posted By Matt Ward
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,649
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Where is the money? Its in Teaching NOT Doing

I agree that a lot of people selling and promoting IM courses are probably not making much themselves doing what they preach. This is a big part of what gives internet marketers a bad name,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Can You Name This Theme

Lifestyle Child Theme by StudioPress (http://www.studiopress.com/themes/lifestyle)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: When can I expect to make some money?

Let me be blunt for a second: you're asking the wrong question. Instead of "When can I expect to make money?" you should be asking "Why am I not making money?"

For example, that "Pet Jobs" website...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,172
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Best Laptop for IM?

Wow. I never would have expected so many people to be recommending overpriced Mac junk. :eek:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th September 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: BMR Stagnant Back-links

I would say the main problem is that you're spending so much time worrying about some arbitrary figure some random software is spitting out for the number of "backlinks" your site has.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: need help with my signature.

Why don't you read responses to your older threads?

The reason you're having problems is this:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: All in One SEO Broken?

I'm a fan of WordPress SEO Plugin - Search Engine Optimization Plugin - Yoast (http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/) and after using it, I think it's better than All-In-One, anyway.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: I have $2k budget for SEO I need help on what to do

With due respect to MikeFriedman and Mike Anthony - I understand and somewhat agree with what you guys are saying.

However, I would argue that perhaps it would be of significant benefit to have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Amazon link question...

You can just copy the link.

As long as you have your tag (&tag=xxxxxx-20) in the URL you should get the user cookied for your affiliate account.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: >> YEAH Google+ (Plus) is OPEN for ALL!!

Hooray, now we can all give away our personal information for Google to data mine!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,510
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: First $100 day with affiliate sales! Here is how you do it.

It's very simple, really.

No matter what your marketing strategy is, there are ways to provide info.

If you're writing an eBook to sell (or any other type of product creation), you need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,510
Posted By Matt Ward
First $100 day with affiliate sales! Here is how you do it.

Back when I started this last November, my goal was to make $100/day. Yesterday, I hit that goal for the first time, selling 24 products through Amazon for a total of $102 in commissions earned....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: How many backlinks are needed to rank #1 to #10 for a particular keyword. data given.

That's like asking "how fast do I have to run to win a race."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,087
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Internet marketing is easy, right?

I love that, and can't wait until I'm able to say something similar. ;)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,468
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: How can people offer '1st-page Google SEO services'?

Do we really need to have a public pissing match?

I'll PM you the ticket ID, but to be fair, in that thread I offered to show proof, and you didn't ask me for a ticket ID nor did you respond to my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,618
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Ranking #4 on Google in 9 days, with ZERO backlinks, ZERO site PR, bad domain and ZERO experienc

What is the point of this thread? If you don't mention what the keyword is, this is more than pointless. It could be a keyword without any actual competition or searches for all we know. How many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Be Careful When Blog Commenting - There is some Bad Advice Out There

Using a proxy will do nothing to stop you from being Akismet banned; it blacklists the domain you're linking to, not your PC's ip address.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Be Careful When Blog Commenting - There is some Bad Advice Out There

Akismet is very flawed, and I have nothing good to say about it. I've been Akismet banned more than once, for writing valid, on-topic comments. I think you're right that putting anchor text and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th August 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Protecting Backlink Sources?

They do in Open Site Explorer, at least in my experience. It will show the 301 redirect URL as a backlink, not the source of the backlink itself, but from there it's not hard to check the backlinks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: A little help for a newbie

Why would you offer SEO services to clients if you don't even know how to do SEO?

Serious question...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Protecting Backlink Sources?

In my opinion, any method of "protecting" your backlink sources is going to leave far too much of a footprint. If you used a URL shortener or 301 redirects, it's going to be extremely obvious what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: .EDU backlinks scam

Take this with a grain of salt because I am no SEO expect, but I am under the assumption that some .edu backlinks are powerful because the domain itself is highly backlinked and powerful because it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Do you set your Youtube videos to autoplay on your site?

I don't have experience in this type of marketing, but as an internet user I'd agree that this is extremely annoying and would probably make me close the page right away.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,633
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Article Marketing: is the spin really necessary?

Well, yeah, it's rather obvious that it would be a problem. I wasn't saying that it was a stupid policy, but I was just talking about my experience and giving an example of how you improperly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: When You Buy a Domain...

Yeah, that's more specific.

It's kind of hard to say without knowing exactly what it is you're planning on promoting. Generally, if you're planning on getting traffic through search engines, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,956
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Amazon Associates!!!

This is something I think everyone should read. While I totally agree with what you said as far as it being good for credibility, there's another reason, too:

When I first started doing my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Matt Ward
One of my product reviews got linked to from the manufacturer's website!

I have a physical product review website (not going to name the niche) which I post reviews to, and then and post them to Ezine and a few other directories. Today I was looking at one of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: I made a mistake is it worth carrying on?

You don't give the domain name itself, but almost certainly I would say you should cut your losses. Buy the real domain and 301 redirect from the misspelled one to the correct one and you'll keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Amazon Associates , Commission Theft, Help Needed

That is a result of using the Amazon Affiliate link localizer plugin. He's not stealing anything or doing anything malicious. If you don't input associate IDs for every country, it will automatically...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th March 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,138
Posted By Matt Ward
Re: Warriors My Heart Is Beating Out Of My Chest!

You're one of the people that's been a huge inspiration to me since I joined this forum and started my IM journey. Congrats, man. I love to see this kind of stuff.
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