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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By myob
Re: .info won't rank?

Here we go again .....

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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: .info won't rank?

It's 100% pure nonsense - just an urban myth of internet marketing. The person who told you that simply doesn't know what he's talking about.

Domain extensions don't affect SEO in any way.

Matt...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By Derek S
Re: Google Gets Ready to fight "content farms"

LOL what a joke!

I'm putting it out there first...

$1 to every member nice enough to mark my competitors sites as "spam" once this chrome plug-in becomes available ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,782
Posted By jasonmorgan
Re: DON'T install Explorer 9!!!!

It's still in beta testing. If it has problems, report them to the IE9 dev team, not bitch and moan about it on an IE forum.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By bigcat1967
Re: First facebook ad not going so well

I've tried FB ads before. Yes, they are cheap, but not effective in my own experience. Adwords is a lot bettter obviously, more expensive, but it works.

People don't go to FB to search for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 819
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Blogger vs. .info

Personally, I've seen hundreds. And indeed seen huge numbers of them posted here as examples, in other threads about this subject.

With apologies, you're missing the point, here, Steve.

Some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 819
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Blogger vs. .info

This is utter nonsense.

Domain extensions don't affect SEO in any way.

It may help you to read this thread...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,395
Posted By webapex
Re: Google Sucks: Proof That They Favor Corporations Over The Little Guy

Authority sites are rightfully given precedence, assuming they repeatedly have the first and best information on a subject, it happens that the sites with multiple writer-reporters are corporate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Would You Pay $1497 For Something Like This?

Truth be told, I wouldn't pay $14.97, much less $1497...

Why?

" I guess you could maybe limit it to 500 peeps at $1997 a pop and spend maybe 10% of the revenue on outsourcing for your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,371
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: In THE END anybody got scientific PROOF that domain extension does NOT matter?

I have no scientific proof, expect none and need none.

It's hard to prove a negative, and little stands up to my scientific scrutiny anyway, in my capacity as a skepchick.

I've decided to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,603
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Is there anything wrong on buying .info domains?

*Give me strength.* :mad:



Why do you say this? Can you prove it? Where is your evidence? Please show us it.

Google themselves openly state that there is no difference in the way they treat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,520
Posted By donhx
Re: Potential Illinois Tax Law to END Amazon Associates Program for Illinois Residents

This won't work I'd say, and definitely requires the opinion of a lawyer. Virtually all states require a corporation registered in another state to register in the home state as a "foreign...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,603
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Is there anything wrong on buying .info domains?

I use loads of .info domain-names. I think they look better, for "informative" sites.

I don't want anyone else to own the .com, though, so I often buy those too and just redirect them to the .info...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 839
Posted By dburk
Re: Once and for all: THERE IS NO SANDBOX!

Hi orvn,

You are stepping into contentious territory. You have the audacity to go after one of the most worshiped myths in the industry. What next, are you going to tell us that unicorns and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By jazbo
Re: Why is it not working

This advice will save you a ton of time:

Forget checking for the links you have built.

Use the time to get those links indexed/spidered instead. Use RSS feeds and pinging and blog posts...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 669
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Is it true about .edu back links?

Let's be clear about something here, though.

They're not so important because of the domain extension.

The domain extension is a coincidence.

Most educational and government sites have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th December 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By jazbo
Re: Big Change is here -Ranking Through social networks

I loathe twitter, I hate facebook and I hate the spamfest/relationship balancing act.

But hey, as has been suspected for a while, you now also need to consider your "social profile" to be good in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By Zeus66
Re: Another example of why you don't put all of your eggs in one basket

I've been an Adsense publisher literally since the 1st day they made it available to us, and I've never worried at all about losing my account. Hundreds of sites later, I've had exactly one run-in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By JoshuaG
Re: Building $5 Adsense Mini Sites With Only Article Marketing?

Using only article marketing to drive traffic is probably not a wise decision. With Adsense you want to drive organic search traffic based on good keyword selection.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th December 2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,316
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: When is a good time to start building backlinks?

Google isn't crazy enough to penalize a site for other sites linking to it. If you could get sites "penalized" for that, people would be penalizing all their competitors' sites, others would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By SageSound
Re: Coming boom in software development - big $$$

This is a common misconception ... "IT" is *NOT* "software development".

People with backgrounds in Computer Science do not get hired into IT roles, and vice versa. They are totally different...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nicola Lane
Re: Is Copyscape the final authority on ensuring original content?

You are making the assumption that "Big G" cares about original content, and that if it does any other company would have access to the "Big G" database in order to verify this or not.

But in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,542
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: FACT: Over 95% of marketers are failing.. Here's why..

This may have gone down well in the network marketing forum, or on the network marketing blog on which you originally posted it, Lovemyth, but it's perhaps not quite so appropriate here, for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Marty S
Re: List Management - Could it be YOUR missing ingredient?

TIP: Here is something I do with my low-responding list - When I want a particular Youtube video to rank quickly, I send out a comment contest to my list. If they want free things, this is even...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By tpw
Re: .com vs .org vs .info

As a matter of fact, I have a couple sites where I own the .com, .net and .org. Never a .info.

I have tested them with the same content or very similar content.

I stand behind my original...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 974
Posted By Istvan Horvath
Re: How thoroughly do you spin your articles?

Who says you have to spin it in order to be able to submit to more than one directory?

Knowledgeable marketers (who KNOW the "duplicate content" bull**** you quoted is an urban myth...) do submit...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,099
Posted By rhab
Re: SEO, SEO, Backlinks... Six Figures?? not!

I kinda chuckle at this thread a bit because I do in fact make my income from seo alone. Some of the matter of fact statements made within this thread definitely make me chuckle. And honestly, my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By dburk
Re: Google sand box

Hi Wesley,

I must respectfully disagree with you on several points.

First and foremost, there is no sandbox, except for what webmaster visualize in their own imagination.

Second, the use of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,099
Posted By ExRat
Re: SEO, SEO, Backlinks... Six Figures?? not!

Hi Eric,

Between the OP and post #8 you made the subtle switch between statistics based upon 'everyone I know' to -



Where did the 'people I know' bit get lost along the way?

Perhaps the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Is a dot info indexed by google?

Domain extensions don't affect SEO at all.

The reason you see comparatively few .info's ranking right at the top of Google is that many marketers wrongly imagine that they might, and for this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Neil Morgan
Re: My Bounce Back Rate On One Of My Sites Is A Disgrace

It worries me when people complain about their bounce rate without outlining the context of their site. The complaint it totally meaningless without that context.

It makes me wonder if they know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,814
Posted By tpw
Re: Hosting, IP's and C Classes - Help Me!

The need for Different C Class IP's is a myth created by people who wanted to sell SEO Hosting upgrades...

It is a myth, but dozens of people will be coming out of the woodwork shortly to tell you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,074
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Writing is a Skill not a Commodity

Paul,That's because the acceptable level of quality is defined by a couple of commodities: Spinners and people who crank out "articles" on the basis of speed. Numbers per day are the goal, with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By dburk
Re: Would you build a site on a .info

LOL. Where do you guys come up with this stuff? :confused:

Search engines do not treat websites differently based on the TLD unless the TLD is a .CC (Country Code). And Even then is just carries...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd December 2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By tpw
Re: Duplicate content- read about it but i am still confused

Same IP penalty is a myth created by web hosting companies that want to have an upsell of "extra IP addresses for SEO purposes." (If you need any kind of proof on this matter, check the IP addresses...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd December 2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By templar
Re: Anyone know what Angela is talking about?

I've been following every adsense / seo course/thread for a few years now, and can tell you hands down if you can find an untapped source of do-follow pr6/7/8 that google hasn't discounted, you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd December 2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By dave147
Re: Do dashes ( - ), or prefixes like "the" help rank in SEO?

Dashes (hyphens) neither help nor hinder your results, it's your complete SEO on the site that will determine your rankings
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By NeillSEO
Google Doesn't Like You.

In my opinion, people worry too much about google penalizing them for link building.

WHY?
If artificial link building makes your site plummet to the depths of google sandbox hell, why isn't the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By DireStraits
Re: Can You Get Rid Of Unwanted Backlinks ?

Ohhhh - steady now; wait a minute!

For a minute I thought you were talking about people having spammed backlinks on your forum (in posts, etc).

Apologies for misinterpreting and/or otherwise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 747
Posted By DireStraits
Re: .info domains? and Blogs

What are you insinuating? That those who used .info domains for spam websites have caused Google to penalise or somehow devalue the whole .info TLD?

What you said (or at least how I interpreted...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Breaking News: New Google Algo Change - Focus Less on Anchor Txt

#1 This is BS. Everytime some dude's site on the best way to train your dog moves a bit in Google they shout from the rooftops that a major Google algo change has occurred.

#2 How can you trust...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By jazbo
Re: Renew Your Doman Name before Google Penalizes You

Personally I leave registration until the last minute and only register for a year at a time usually, and I have never seen any of my sites drop prior to renewal.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,163
Posted By lukemeister
Re: Live and Learn - My big SEO mistake

The reason nobody claims to see .us domains ranked is because in general it's not a very popular domain extension, therefore people don't use it nearly as much as others. That and all the ".us is bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Jacob Martus
Re: Are my sites in the google sandbox?

It is impossible for your website to be in something that doesn't exist.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By DrewClement
Re: Getting Lots of Backlinks in a Short Amount of Time?

This is simply not true in 99% of the cases, and it is starting to drive me a bit crazy hearing everyone say this.

If I was at the #8 spot in Google for a keyword, what would stop me from...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd November 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,181
Posted By jasonmorgan
Re: Guy asks for $3,400 for a simple domain name!!!

60% of the time, it works every time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,537
Posted By Jacob Martus
Re: Google Ban's auto blogs and blog dripping!

Bill,

I'm not arguing that its good if searchers click the back button immediately upon landing at your page. Just saying that it is my opinion which is backed up by experience and research that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,537
Posted By Jacob Martus
Re: Google Ban's auto blogs and blog dripping!

For the most part I agree with a lot of what you said. But the bounce rate thing is a bit off. There is no way for Google to determine bounce rates for sites that do not have analytics installed.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By dburk
Re: Crap Content

Hi sanjay1234,

What one calls crap content would be anything posted that you personally find useless. One man's crap might be another man's treasure.

For example the posts that you are making...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,152
Re: How Many Backlinks?

build how you like, if link building could harm your site, I think we'd have a lot of complaining affiliates saying their competition took them out! :D

Just remember, a press release, or any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,152
Posted By birddog200
Re: How Many Backlinks?

The quality of the site linking in are important. But large numbers of link help too.
I see some saying that you have to make it look natural, and don't build to many at once. "This is False"
I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

OK....lets have some fun...:rolleyes:







First, you must understand something. There is no doubt that Google's web spam team puts out various articles and posts about how they want...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By paulgl
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

Crazy man, crazy.

I guess you don't tell anyone to publish an ezine article....:(
Duplicate content thing, ya know;)

I sell a ton of links and people love it! I love it!

I could go on, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

Yea, I would say that about 2% of the OP's post makes sense:eek:

Tom
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do Not Purchase Links

Time to go put up some paid links pointing to my competitors' sites. I bet i'll be #1 by tomorow:rolleyes: Puhlleeezzzeee
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Jacob Martus
Re: Can Google penalize you for hand-made links?

Most of the people talking about 'natural' have this set idea in their head of what 'natural' should look like. The web is chaotic, and it is not uncommon for websites to get tons of high quality...
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