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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,021
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google is going after Content farms, is your blog one of them!??

BHC, the lesson is that you should forget all this SEO nonsense. It's not a 'real business'. Instead, you should focus on using email marketing to spam the crap out of ignorant Internet Marketing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Matt Cuts Web Spam Team To Return To Google?

Sisyphus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisyphus) :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Gonna Kick Your Sneaky Butt

It's intended to be, just like the rant that started this thread is also absurdly overwrought.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Gonna Kick Your Sneaky Butt

Yep, that darn WalMart making all that mass junk and making peanuts. Wait, they aren't even making it themselves! They're selling a lot of "private label" outsourced products made in Asia. How could...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Importance of sitemap

I'm not saying it will hurt anything to add one if you want.

I am saying that it will hurt your wallet to pay someone to create one for you when you don't really need one or if someone tries to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,021
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google is going after Content farms, is your blog one of them!??

WooHoo!!! Time to start reporting competitors! thefind.com, you're first!!!! :D

Basically, it's more of the same old, same old smoke and mirrors. They'll do a lot more manual and semi-manual work...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Do h1, h2, h3, etc.. Make any difference?

One of the easiest ways to check out SEO theories like this is to go look at pages that rank well for a number of competitive search queries and see what they're doing.

My conclusion after doing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Gonna Kick Your Sneaky Butt

Strongly disagree.

It's just like me saying that all list marketers do is spam the crap out of people gullible enough to sign up for their lists with crappy JV offer after crappy JV offer. In...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,976
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: What Income Can I Expect From Buying a $15,000 Website?

My thoughts on what you should do are expressed at the end of this clip from Vegas Vacation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvDu3IysKiM). :D

But, seriously, I would expect you to lose money in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th January 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Relevancy Issues - Thoughts?

Look a little deeper...

Three's a Trend: The Decline of Google Search Quality - Anil Dash (http://dashes.com/anil/2011/01/threes-a-trend-the-decline-of-google-search-quality.html)

On the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th January 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Importance of sitemap

Unless your site is quite large and has complex navigation, an XML sitemap isn't important at all.

However, people who sell SEO services will try to push it as a big deal since it's something easy...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Website Not Responding To Linkbuilding

Use the "professional" SEO dodge, "Unfortunately, your site is in the Google sandbox, a penalty applied to all new sites."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Is accepting blog comments a good idea?

In most cases, about 95% of the comments you get will be for links. Some of these people do take the time to write an informed comment but others just use a program to auto-post vague "Great post!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: The Limits and Uses of Blogspot

No, they do not own your content. You are responsible for your content and retain full ownership of it. Google doesn't want to be a party to copyright violations and such and get sued.

They can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: How to value your service?

You have to price for your target market and deliver the level of service they expect for the price.

For example, if you're targeting typical IM marketer, your price will have to be quite low and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Best Seo Wordpress Theme

Because of the lucrative affiliate commission offered for it.

It's not that Thesis is a bad theme framework, it's fine. It's just way over-hyped and isn't the "be all, end all" of SEO.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,123
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: How to lock website content?

And have it be indexed correctly by Google? No, there isn't. You can slow down the non-tech savvy with a few scripting tricks but these are easily bypassed by anyone with a bit of technical...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Help! Targeting Specific Keyword Via Generic Domain Name

Have you Googled on 'free books' and seen what comes up in search results?



It doesn't make any difference so far as indexing goes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Domains - Hyphens or no hyphens?

You pop up with this "no facts" crap over and over again while totally ignoring facts presented in the thread. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Been De-indexed by the Search Engines

Use site:yourdomainname.com to determine if your site is really deindexed on Google or not.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Do you earn SOLELY through niche websites? What's your exit strategy if everything COLLAPSES?

And, and, what if Aweber bans you for spamming!?!

What if email marketing is made virtually illegal!?!

What if space aliens invade!?!

What if!!!!!!! What if!!!!!!! What if!!!!!!! What...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Where are the BIG money discussions?

The Art of Money Getting, by P.T. Barnum - Don't Blab (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8581/8581-h/8581-h.htm#2H_4_0019)



While I like to help people there are many times I simply "don't blab"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: I recently got on a marketer's list and now I get spam all the time... What should I do?

The problem is if the person lives outside the US or other nations with similar laws and their server is outside of these areas as well, there is little you can do in this area.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,032
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: *WOW* I'm making $10,000+ per month from AdSense

I love the smell of a WSO in the morning... :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th January 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Edu Backlinks - Waiting Period vs Non Waiting Period

If they're in a niche that I'm in I recommend waiting at least a year or two so that they won't be 'sandboxed'. :eek::D

My take is that any authority site where just anyone can get a link either...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 939
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: The Age Gap. Can You Be Too Young?

It depends on who you're selling to.

For things like Facebook, you probably have an advantage looking young as long as you don't look like Justin Bieber parody. For the young hip niches, looking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Can blogger blog outrank wordpress blog on page 1 of Google?

Using Blogger blogs like this used to be a good plan up until about 18 months ago. Then Google started getting more aggressive and hamhanded at taking out blogs. While it was a good idea to get rid...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,371
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: In THE END anybody got TESTED PROOFS that domain extension does NOT matter?

The biggest convincers to me were the following sites...

Beg The Question (http://begthequestion.info/)
Noam Chomsky (http://www.chomsky.info/)
Regular Expressions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 16,520
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Potential Illinois Tax Law to END Amazon Associates Program for Illinois Residents

YouTube - The Laffer Curve, Part I: Understanding the Theory

Oh, and who is John Galt? ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: The Unsolved Mysteries Of Internet Marketing

Case #1

There is no general sandbox. There are ranking factors and filters that might create an effect that might be interpreted by some as a 'sandbox'. That's what Matt Cutts said about it. There...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: How Blog comment anchor text (which is basically commenter name) affects in my SEO?

What matters is does the link ever get published and stay published.

For example, let's say you had an Adsense site about roofing services. Now, if you link with "roof repair" your link might get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Mark Zuckerberg's (facebook founder) Personal Fortune Sky Rockets!

Zuckerberg hired one of the best firms to help one skirt SEC regulations and US law in general, Goldman Sachs. And, he's being partially funded by a reputed Russian underworld boss. What could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,041
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Would You Like Extra Air On That Sir?

YouTube - Chris Rock - Beat by the Police

If you made them leave the donut shop and go across town just to get you to move your stubborn self, guess what they're probably bringing with them. :eek:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: All-inOne SEO - Pro Vsn. &/or Alternatives?

Platinum SEO does all that for free.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: does"submitting" software build links too fast?

That's because Google didn't really exist beyond a school project at Stanford when that scandal broke.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,220
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: UC-Berkley Professor States Google Search Results Are Garbage

Well, that's how academics feel about all marketers. Well, unless they're on the alumni fund raising committee at Harvard or Stanford.

It's the debate that's been going on since the earliest days...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st January 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Why Do My Sites Disappear? Rating High Then Drop Majorly

You don't have to pretend. Go to the Adwords interface and ask it want it thinks your site is about. If it agrees with you, then you're fine.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st January 2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Why Do My Sites Disappear? Rating High Then Drop Majorly

Here's what I'm seeing.

The vast majority of the links are signature links from right here on Warrior Forum. Many of the others are weaker footer links, ad banner links or profile links. So,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: domain name: key-phrase.com or keyphrase.info

In terms of SEO it doesn't matter. Take some time to search for the many extensive discussions on this issue we've had over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th December 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,524
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: I'm in the SandBox!!!!

YouTube - Whack-A-Kitty

:D

I need to give Dr. Saulat (http://www.saulat.com/frametestimonial_mystic.htm) and his amazing sandbox protection charms a rest so that everyone else doesn't start...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Does Google Adsense Ban Your Account and Website?

They also send their spy van around to your house to get some photos of you and your family. Maybe follow you around town. Just in case you get out of line.... :eek:

YouTube - The Sopranos - Tony...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th December 2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: 30 backlinks from one blog post. Good or bad?

People worry about this all the time but there's no problem at all with these links. They probably don't count for much since they're rather temporary but they're completely natural.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Auto Blogs And Adsense ?

It sounds like you're confusing the Adsense team with the search quality team at Google. They're two completely different departments.

Adsense is concerned about you providing honest traffic (no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Buying Parked domain for 450$ - Need Advice

Yes, it's typical for a parked domain to be deindexed by Google. Ones that are still indexed probably just haven't been detected yet.



Is it Adsense for Domains? If so, it should be OK although...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: If you were to start all over again...

Invented Farmville. :D

But seriously, using Farmville as an example, I'd find ways to encourage high levels of user interaction via rewards and check-ins. At least, that's what I'm working on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Unique Articles vs Spinned

YouTube - You keep using that word.

:D

To the OP, a few points to ponder. Do you think AP worries about spinning their articles before they syndicate them? Do you think music lyric sites worry...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Any thoughts on advertising in tabloid magazines?

Also don't overlook card mailers and other direct mail options. It's kind of "old school" these days and sometimes more pricey than online advertising but it can be quite effective in reaching...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Danny Sullivan Confirms SEO Value in Twitter and Facebook, According to Google/Bing

The spam 'like' race to the bottom is on...

YouTube - George Jones - The Race Is On

:D

On a related note, I recently got a rate sheet from an advertising agency I had done some work for in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: To Index or NoIndex,Follow or Nofollow

Simply use Platinum SEO or another plugin or theme that inserts the canonical tag into your WordPress structure. This helps Google to select the most relevant duplicate page on your site while...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,126
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google Now Ranks Your Site On The Reading Level Of Your content! Guess What I Found Out Though?

It can but most people scan rather than read in-depth on the Internet.

Some of us are speed readers (I assume you are since you're a lawyer as I recall) and can process prodigious amounts of text...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: does .us domain index&rank well like .com?

Use the search function of the forum to see the thousands of times this topic has been beaten to death here.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: How many backlinks to a new site?

Use the protection charm while you're link building if you're worried about being 'sandboxed'...

YouTube - Magic Spells Love Spells Powerful Magic Spells Talismans Charms
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google sand box

My standard answer...

YouTube - The Matrix - Spoon (cro sub)

...there is no spoon.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,719
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: FTC: No affiliates are in compliance w/review & affiliate sites

The thing is that such regulations are so vague that anyone can be prosecuted should the Feds decide that they wanted to go after them. Most people will chose to settle for a plea bargain rather than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Aging population -- interesting video

Actually, I've found that 'older' people (35+) are more likely online purchasers than younger people, especially in the more profitable niches I target.

Why?

Younger people tend to go online...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: IM Trends for 2011. Should we worry?

These two things are part of the biggest risk going forward that I see and that's increased government control of the Internet, often in collusion with big corporations that contribute freely to...
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