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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Auto-blogging or something else ?

Gonna have to go with Steve here. 6 years ago I sold a WSO to help people the first time autoblogging died. It has not been reincarnated yet.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Why it is important to identify your purpose online.

True enough, you do need a plan. I think, though, you need a clearly defined goal first. And you need to realize where you are, even before you have a goal.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: On the subject of Adult Coloring Books...how would you market this kind of work?

Truthfully, adult coloring books interest crest has passed by. There are many of them on the market by big authors and many of them have been discounted. That is usually a pretty good indication that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: How to - Integrate Facebook and a Wordpress site

If you have one site and one facebook page, you might be well served to do this by hand. Depending on how many fans you have and what you want your reach to be, posting a link to a particular post on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What to do now

The best way to learn about publishing on Kindle is to take Geoff Shaw's course. you can find it on Geoff Shaw Marketing dot com. I have no relationship with this vendor, just a happy buyer and user...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 288
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: How to Protect Content on My Blog

In general you have to put yourself out there in order to be seen. This means that sometimes someone might nick your posts and your ideas. As painful as this might be, in the broad sense of things,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where did my post go?

The rules about posts are mostly there to keep the linkbait and clickbait posts to minimum. Not to say yours was that way, that isn't what I mean. The truth is most anybody who's been here for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Banners Size --> Standard For Facebook & Google

Its different for Facebook. When you don't upload them in the required sizes, they get stretched or cropped. Often in ways that spoil the effect you are looking for in an image.
Forum: Programming 29th March 2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: a html editor similar to dreamweaver?

It can be difficult to cancel a subscription and unless you do a lot of work, you might not need it. have you tried googling free html editors? That would probably give you the current list of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where did my post go?

Don't worry about it. If it's really an issue a moderator will delete it for you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where did my post go?

It has recently been rated the most miserable city in the US. I don't know if that's true, I don't live there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Where did my post go?

I think according to the new rules, posts that get deleted go to Cleveland. I might be wrong on that, but I think that's the place.
Forum: Social Media 28th March 2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: 150k+ Instagram followers - how do I get each of them to give me $1?

Sell them something they value at 20 times that amount.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Banners Size --> Standard For Facebook & Google

There are standard sizes for both and for each kind of image you are uploading. Whether it is going into your newsfeed, your cover, an ad, there are many sizes and they change frequently.

Jon...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th March 2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Will you help me choose the cover for my new self-development book?

Cover 1 is the best for this book. It's not an IM sales letter so you don't need any hypey words in the title or any glow around your type. Your subtitle is long and does not need to have a glow...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th March 2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Should you focus on only one thing?

It is true that there is no time like the present, but you can use the present to take your list of ideas, rank them in order of doability or maybe ease of accomplishment, or importance.

When you...
Forum: Social Media 28th March 2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Who is a trust Facebook advertising guru?

You might not need a guru, but starting from scratch with no direction does not work anymore on social media in any kind of reasonable time length. How to create engagement, what types of content to...
Forum: Social Media 28th March 2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Who is a trust Facebook advertising guru?

Sandi Krakwoski at A Real Change dot com
Forum: Social Media 28th March 2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Monetizing large twitter page

Start by re-engaging with your followers before you increase your marketing. If you have been only sending memes, it is going to take a while before you can begin marketing in earnest.

If you are...
Forum: Social Media 28th March 2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What should I do with a FB page with nearly 100K likes

It depends on your engagement. If your engagement level is low, work on that first. If your engagement level is high, run ads to your fans only offering a gift in exchange for their optin to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Sub or Micro Niches for Self Help

Try this site. They are big, get a lot of traffic and have hundreds of ideas:

Self Improvement from SelfGrowth.com (http://www.selfgrowth.com/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,919
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Best Niches to Promote in Instagram For Long Term?

If you are looking for a long term run, big markets rather than niches are probably the best then, weight loss, software, apps, that kind of thing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Has a website like this been done before?

Sounds kind of like Craigslist and EBay. Or one of those garage sale local community pages on Facebook. Without something absolutely unique you might be better off with a different idea to work on.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Website Content --> Can It Be Purchased ???

You do not need unique content to build a website. You need content that people want to read and can find on your site.

You can get visitors through paid ads or SEO or social media referrals, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: How is this offer completed?

Scrapebox is a piece of software which is supposed to send your link to their database of scraped URL's which allow your link to be posted there.

It is linkspam of the lowest value and can earn...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,919
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Best Niches to Promote in Instagram For Long Term?

There is no such thing as long term on InstaGram or pretty much anywhere online. At this time also, brands are getting kicked around on IG bigtime.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Best course for FB ,Twitter,GDN,Yt,Insta Ads

Sandi Krakowski's courses at A Real Change. She has a ton of real life experience for herself and her million dollar clients.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Choosing a wordpress theme

I use X Theme. its more like a framework, easy to customize and has good support. I like the way the sites look that I can create, kind of Gen X'y lots of hero header stuff and css animation. It has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: illegal images on website?

It seems like it should be true, but most times the images that are on Google are scraped from websites similar to the way words are scraped to make the SERPS listings and are not really available...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,070
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Why Do I Keep Failing

People fail mostly because of their expectations. Mostly they "try" things instead of doing them. They read something where someone had success and try that rather than figuring out if what they want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Opinion on Setting Up New Funnel For Online Course...

Depends somewhat on how you are getting traffic. If its in search, a squeeze page only on your home page is going to be difficult to rank. PPC makes no difference, affiliates might want a choice with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Headline Generator

I've tried some things like this in the past - was never really impressed. But this one is pretty cool. Thank you for sharing it.:D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: A quick quesion about naming my blog

The only point usually in naming your site after another more well known brand is to get typo traffic. You would be well served to create your own identity which you can build over the long run...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Is my website name is effective for my business?

You can't use the word "Wordpress" in your domain name because it is trademarked. Many people who write support things for wordpress use WP in their domain instead.

If you get a new domain, get a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,750
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: On Christmas Day? Seriously?

Yup, these are the ones, no matter what market its from, that I no longer pay any attention to.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: I Have Site Like WSHH Trying To Monetize

I don't remember the names of them offhand, but I know there are lots of adult affiliate systems, maybe you could find some through a search engine. You just want to be sure your hosting accepts both...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Unless you are just teasing here with this question, you can probably answer anything, or what the previous poster put European or African. The question is a line from a famous Monty Python movie.
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Content Locking for Facebook likes on website?

This is an antique way of doing things online. If you haven't started doing this yet, don't start. if you have, stop doing it.
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Do you share your new contents on every social medias?

There are a couple of problems there. Yes, duplicate content does not work well in that context. People on social media sites want to rad new fresh ideas, not the same one over and over.

Second,...
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: HELP THE SOCIAL MEDIA TODLERS WALK & RUN

The things you are offering on your FB page and your site almost never work without a huge flow of traffic. That is hard to get on FB and from a wp blog, both of which have long histories of shutting...
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: BUILDING A SOCIAL MEDIA EMPIRE

Not only do you not need an empire, just the idea of that goes against how social media works at its core. In social you create content and offer it to others, in an empire, you tell people what to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Landing Pages OR Authority Website?

Landing page is really just a term for that page where a person lands on your site. Their purpose can be varied, capturing info, enticing a click through, or even just giving something away with no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Making money out of personal interest blogs?

When you start a new website people will only view it as valuable as you do. The days of set it and forget it sites are way long gone.

You will need to write on your blog, have a specific area of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Landing Pages OR Authority Website?

Try creating a site in an area that you like. Make some pages with content about your topic areas and some that are landing pages - which I am assuming you mean to capture visitor info on - don't put...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Niche site avoid being known

Register your domain with privacy and get a different hosting account for your other domain.

Don't go worrying too much about this, as most people online don't have an idea how anything about how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Is JVZoo a turn-off for some customers?

There are a lot of categories on JVZoo but they deal mostly with MMO stuff. It is possible that some customers could be turned off by their approach or the idea that they are now going to get emails...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Landing Pages OR Authority Website?

Maybe. There is no reason why you can't have landing pages on your regular website. You just need to be able to make them look and do what you want.
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Fresh Out of College: SM Marketing

Most people who call themselves SM experts are not and when they find that its a lot of work AND they need to understand the new trending work processes before they become standard, many people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Choosing a blogging template [Does this matter?]

Sure and sorry for the typos. :-)

A simple mobile responsive theme like X for instance, allows you a great amount of control over how your site displays, is retina ready and fluidly responsive so...
Forum: Social Media 15th June 2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Fresh Out of College: SM Marketing

Try making a list of the top 5 - 10 objectives that you are supposed to accomplish as the SM person.

Then rank order them in order of importance and work on the Number 1 priority until it works on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Choosing a blogging template [Does this matter?]

What matters a lot these days is if your site is mobile responsive and if that is easy to accomplish. Website design is not exactly dead, but as a profession it is on its way out as more and more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: blog landing page or gumroad landing page for ebook

Overall, the best bet is to have your landing page on your website that you control. I don't know any reason why you can't have both and test to see which works best for you.

Its hard to take a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Creating a KILLER product

You don't need a killer product to be successful and to make money.

Killer products are notoriously short lived and trending-topic oriented. If you take the time to design an evergreen product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Is there a way to make money with my love...

TV and movies are not much of a passion, they are ways of delivering content that people are passionate about.

They are way too broad to have much of a feeling about and very few people are going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Traffic Generation, Free Or Paid?

I suspect it depends on what you are selling which works better. I sell a lot more courses with paid ads, but many of my pages rank well at the same time. I see no harm in setting up my pages to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Michael Shook
Re: Question about creating a site referring to a product / band / actor

Don't use the work of someone else in your domain name. You are just asking for trouble. Besides which, you would need either paid traffic or social media traffic because while you might rank for a...
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