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Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,756
Posted By carrot
Re: Has Anyone ran a web design outsourcing business

Brokering has been going on for hundreds of years, so im not going to jump down your throat, but be aware this kind of setup can go south pretty quick.

1st you will need a decent float to pay for...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By carrot
Re: Best Template

Holy space bar layouts batman.

Either learn how html css actually work (rather than using a dodgy wysiwyg like kompozer) or pay someone to do it for you / purchase a premade lander.

A premade...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By carrot
Re: Please review my site

The site looks great. Google tank is more than likely due to link building activity.

Recent google updates have trashed sites that where linked to from mainstream blog directories, and sites with...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By carrot
Re: Can somebody review my site?

Magento is a massive resource hog. Great if you have a lot of products, need extensive reporting and cross selling options, and can pay for a decent server.

However for a small apparel site, their...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By carrot
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By carrot
Re: Can anyone recommend a Joomla ninja?

How far along with this project are you - are you 100% committed to jooma?

I know im biased as a wp dev, but my point about their being a ton more resources and experienced wp developers is true....
Forum: Programming 5th June 2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By carrot
Re: How to add "nofollow"

You can add

to your form tag to open in a new window. You cant add a nofollow though.

You could add a nofollow link to a php page that accepts get variable and then posts them, if you really...
Forum: Programming 5th June 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By carrot
Re: install wordpress

You need database access to install wp, if you cant get that, move hosts.
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By carrot
Re: How Can I Easily Back Up My Website?

Speak to your existing host if you can.
If not just ftp all the files, and get a database dump, then upload to new host and import database.
You may need to edit some details in the new database...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By carrot
Re: WP.com to WP.org site transfer/copy?

Post the link if you want specifics re theme etc.

No wp.com sites dont expire.
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By carrot
Re: Can anyone recommend a Joomla ninja?

Just hit up elance or another freelance site, or if the site has actually been down for months, and thus probably not even indexed any more, move it to a better platform.

Joomla is a huge pain in...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By carrot
Re: google analytics working correctly ?

Just take a look at your server logs, if theirs yahoo traffic, analytics may have an issue. More likely, yahoo rankings changed.

that happens you know, just nobody really notices!
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By carrot
Re: Import users into Wordpress

Look at the last answer here:

WordPress › Support ยป Programmatically Add User Using wp_insert_user() (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/programmatically-add-user-using-wp_insert_user)

you...
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By carrot
Re: Can anyone suggest the theme & plugins for this kind of website setup??

That website looks like hell, but your a spam bot, so i guess you dont care.
Forum: Website Design 5th June 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,141
Posted By carrot
Re: Trying to add Alexa certify code to Wordpress...

Its probably a cache issue, turn off wp super cache complately, add the code to footer.php ONLY, and test before turning cache back on.
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By carrot
Re: Cool Idia is it possible?

You still need to serve from the server to the end user, down the slow connection between the two. Sure they might have some kinda of compression, but its not going to make a great deal of...
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By carrot
Re: Simple Facebook Connect Problem

Sorry, your going to need to clarify this. What title do you want to change? From what to what?
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,141
Posted By carrot
Re: Trying to add Alexa certify code to Wordpress...

Are you running any caching plugins?
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By carrot
Re: New client - push domain to me?

I dont see the problem in letting them know you use a particualar host.

You charge for your service and time, not just the raw hosting right?
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By carrot
Re: Is this done with CSS?

Em, its a free template, why not just download it and see for yourself?
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By carrot
Re: Should I sell this domain ?

If you have no real plans for it, then sell. try and negotiate for a better deal, but dont think the name is worth x amount because of one offer, and risk loosing the sale - It may only be worth that...
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By carrot
Re: Wordpress Plugin for 301 redirect ?

Check the compatibility of that plugin, a while back it completely screwed up, though it may have been updated since.
Forum: Website Design 4th June 2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By carrot
Re: Not asking for a site review, just want to share, I am ranked!

Nice attractive site.
Using permalinks would probably be a good option though, for SEO and visitors
Forum: Website Design 23rd May 2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By carrot
Re: E-Commerce Site vs Store Plugin

wordpress eShop is a great free plugin, and its unobtrusive so will prety much work with any theme you like
Forum: Website Design 23rd May 2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my first website

Use something like pretty links plugin to redirect to your amazon affiliate links.
Forum: Website Design 23rd May 2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By carrot
Re: Review this site

Load times from the UK are not great, but overall a nice site.
Forum: Website Design 23rd May 2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By carrot
Re: browser back button refreshes home page?

Some sites periodically refresh themselves, eg the jquery official site.
Its a side effect not the intension.
Forum: Website Design 23rd May 2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By carrot
Re: So angry at myself

You need to unzip the file ON YOUR COMPUTER with winzip or similar, then just upload the theme folder.
The reason its broken is because the downloaded zip file probably has tutorials, psd files etc...
Forum: Website Design 22nd May 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By carrot
Re: So angry at myself

A $15 mistake is hardly the end of the world, plus im sure they will sort it for you.
Forum: Website Design 22nd May 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By carrot
Re: Please review my site

The logo looks like some kind of crazy ass insect!
Its also huge thus pushing the important content down the page.

Design aside, who are your potential customers / leads?
Forum: Website Design 18th May 2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my site please

And thats your 1st, main problem.
All these tips about optimizing your site for user engagement are probably very helpful, but completely sodding useless if you dont have any users to engage.

You...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 683
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my website?

See my post above the one you quoted.
Your conversion rates are fine, dont bother tinkering with conversions until you have at least 10x the traffic.

To repeat, you need a ton more visitors to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By carrot
Re: Looking for backlinks advice

Local search terms produced blended maps results, which are a pain in the arse.
You can beat them, but it can take a while.

Start thinking like a salesman, not a webmaster.

A cheap targeted...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 683
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my website?

Its not a landing page, far from it. There isnt one action he wants his visitors to do, he really needs them to browse and buy multiple items, as the com is so low.

Sure you can apply some landing...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 683
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my website?

CPV for such a specific niche is probably a very bad idea.
And with such low % coms and $ value per conversion, paid traffic of any sort is likely to be out of your reach, even if you can get it...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 683
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my website?

OK, well 1st, those conversion rates are very good, so props on that.
2nd, your traffic absolutely sucks.

That is the one and only thing you should concentrate on for now.
What keywords do you...
Forum: Programming 17th May 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,916
Posted By carrot
Re: Any "Drag & Drop" Programming Software?

Ok, so its going to be a webscraper of sorts. Thats not going to something you can do with point and click.

It will have to handle a number of specific functions, proxies, probably a database as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,710
Posted By carrot
Re: [Method] Flyers can make you easy cash!

Hey, nice twist on an old idea.
If you dont mind, where are you finding rev share UK affiliate schemes.
I have done one off like this before, but didnt make a lot.

However i have distribution...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By carrot
Re: An Important Question To Ask Yourself

Good advice, but all these options are viable at a certain level, but not usually for the people asking!

Many people here are attracted to 'IM' because they are not naturally good at interaction....
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By carrot
Re: Local Trade Shows?

People like to take free stuff that costs you to produce, and then bin it latter without much attention. Especially startups that will be overloaded on information.

I tend to use digital rather...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By carrot
Re: Earn $540 With An Ad Flyer And Co-op Coupon Service

I have and continue to do something similar.
Only difference is i ask local newsagents to add the flyers to their papers.

I have a couple that charge 1p per flyer and give the money to their...
Forum: Programming 17th May 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By carrot
Re: Selling a site, do I just zip it up?

What JayWiz said, plus depending on what domain extension you use, there will be additional steps transferring ownership via your registrar.
Forum: Programming 17th May 2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By carrot
Re: WP plugin for commenting on my own blog

What type of volume are you talking?

If its fairly small, just turn moderation on, askimet off and create a whole bunch yourself in one go, turn askimet back on, then approve them every now and...
Forum: Programming 17th May 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,916
Posted By carrot
Re: Any "Drag & Drop" Programming Software?

Short answer: no
But 1st, what do you want to achieve? Visual studio will produce very basic windows desktop software for a point and click perspective, though to do anything useful you need to...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By carrot
Re: I need a good plug-in to control the number of posts shown on screen

Copy your themes index.php and call it category.php
Then in index.php add this just before the loop:


This restricts the homepage to 3 posts, and categories will use the category.php file...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By carrot
Re: need some css help

Ok, i see.
Well i can honestly say i dont know what all the hype is about, it doesnt look like a great system.

Unless you want to do enterprise level stuff, wordpress with woocommerce, eshop or...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By carrot
Re: Frustration with wordpress

What specifically do you want to acheive, and whats your level of experiance.

Courses are all good and well, but there is SOOOOO much free information and resources available on wp that its...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,493
Posted By carrot
Re: Hosting Expired - Is Website Salvageable?

As others have mentioned, contact the host.
Tell them upfront that you want to continue to host with them (incentive!) and explain the situation.
They will probably require your friend to authorise...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By carrot
Re: I need help with E-commerce Website with Member Login

Restricting price/purchase details to logged in users is simple enough in most systems with simple if statements.

Really, you need to map out what main features you need, eg payment gateways, bulk...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 683
Posted By carrot
Re: Review my website?

Whats your traffic and conversion (vistor>amazon and amazon>purchase) rates like?

The site is well made and fits the target market well design wise.
Also, what are you using to build out the...
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,790
Posted By carrot
Re: Why is it so hard to find an experienced wordpress developer/ designer

The key thing when trying to hire a freelancer is stipulating your requirements exactly.

EG:

How will the membership area function? Is it the same for all members, apart from some small...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By carrot
Re: shopping cart software

I would start out with a decent shared account, hostgator has been fine for me for small shops. You get more ram and cpu with that than a small vps. Once you outgrow that, you should have the cash...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By carrot
Re: Wheres best to advertise your twitter & facebook pages?

Try spending your time engaging on those sites rather than just plastering them places.

I would get your shop in an iframe tab on your fb page for a start, and consider geting some daft viral apps...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By carrot
Re: Charity shops...content gold mine...EH????

I live in a small boutique suffolk costal town. Someone left a pair of jimmy choos at an oxfam! Oxfam are hot on this though, and sold them in their retro London store, but it made the news!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By carrot
Re: Here's a newbie tip

I actually quite like that idea. Gives you a quick incite into both the sellers mind set, and yours.
Thats always been hard for me as i find a lot of the copy over sensational and uninviting, yet it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By carrot
Re: What are you using for rank tracking?

Traffic Travis free version is solid
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