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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google ready for action against content farms

I've posted it time and time again here as others have done. You and other emailers ignore it so why should bother to do it again?



And your response and others by other email spamming JV...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,022
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google is going after Content farms, is your blog one of them!??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMQ0Ryy01yE

I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Blog Posted Dates

The date in Google is when it first indexes the content although the date as text may show up as well.

As for removing the post date from the blog itself, it's a matter of editing the theme you're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,022
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 22nd January 2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,022
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google is going after Content farms, is your blog one of them!??

Many of these sites are authority sites created by well heeled content/media companies like CBS Interactive (http://www.cbsinteractive.com). They aren't going anywhere. If you have a PR9 seed site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,022
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google is going after Content farms, is your blog one of them!??

No, not at all. It means sites that get the majority of their content from sites like EZA, Stack Overflow, Wikipedia and others that allow copying of their content within certain guidelines. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google ready for action against content farms

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

<sigh> More of this nonsense from the "cool kid" email marketers on this forum.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google Gets Ready to fight "content farms"

I think what they're saying is that they'll be looking at sites that duplicate certain well known sites that permit their content to be copied under certain conditions. This would include Wikipedia...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: What happens by linking to Wikipedia?

As long as the majority of the content on the page is original, it's OK. I would recommend keeping it to a minimum though.

Google does watch for Wikipedia scrapping since there have been a number...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Gonna Kick Your Sneaky Butt

You're the one who missed the point but you were too busy kissing the rear of the "cool kid" OP to notice it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Too many meta keywords?

You should have an precise average 6.2839843892948 meta keywords per page on your site otherwise you'll be sandboxed for sure.

In other words, it doesn't matter because search engines don't even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,111
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Gonna Kick Your Sneaky Butt

Should I send those 1000 likes to your office or to your mansion :D
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: 4,022
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: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Does updating a Wordpress Blog Post effect it's ranking?

In my experience, it won't have any negative effect on ranking as long as the page and the site have a good, strong, link profile. Sites that are relatively weak incoming link-wise may experience...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,256
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: I may have discovered the Internet Marketing "God Particle"

Reminds me of one of my favorite offbeat science fiction/fantasy TV shows, Lexx.

YouTube - Lexx - Higgs boson

In the final episode of the show, discovery of the Higgs Bosen causes the Earth to...
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: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st January 2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: best windows hosting company?

The Windows shared hosting market is geared more toward ASP.NET developers than plain users so it is a bit different. You simply won't find things like inexpensive reseller hosting, SEO hosting and...
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Google's Relevancy Issues - Thoughts?

They are certainly actively working to find ways to limit the impact of certain well worn SEO methods such as exact match domains. The problem is that it is all too easy for them to throw 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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Is accepting blog comments a good idea?

One thing you can do is to modify your template where the link field in the comments is removed entirely. You'll need to know a little bit about PHP and HTML to do this. Basically, you need to change...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th January 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Article Backlinks = Junk?

You do know what bounce rate is, don't you?

It's the percentage of visitors that only visit one page on the site.

It would make no sense for Google to use this in ranking.

First, they have...
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: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Questions On Article Publishing For SEO

You might want to start by doing a search on this forum for the many discussions about duplicate content vs. syndicated content. This would answer most of your questions, including ones you haven't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: How to get backlinks and rank your the fastest way?

Mainly, you can get referral traffic from the link. If your video is ranking and your site is ranking as well this can be a powerful traffic combo. It's what's known as a force multiplier...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th January 2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Submit Sitemap to Google Webmaster - Yes or No

I have never submitted a sitemap to Google webmaster tools for any of my sites. It isn't required at all although it's a 'service' many people selling SEO services will try sell you using scare...
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 18th January 2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Ad blockers versus AdSense

I compare number of impressions on Adsense vs. the number of impressions from either StatCounter or Analytics. There are probably some fanatics that block even stat counters but I don't worry about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Ad blockers versus AdSense

It depends a lot on the tech knowledge and so forth of the target niche. For example, one site I have is mostly for software developers and I see about 60-70% ad blocking there but even with that the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Is January Sucking for anybody else (in Amazon Aff)

There's almost always a slow down after the holiday season in most product niches. There are exceptions, such as winter activities and some hobbies.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Auto-blogs - Other People's Content - The Ethics??

The trick is having permission to publish it on your site. The sites you mentioned generally have permission, use excerpts of a length that is acceptable under fair use in most countries or just use...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: LSI Doesn't Exist. So Stop Talking About It.

Overall, I think you're correct in that LSI isn't used in the mainstream ranking algorithms due to the data complexity and processing power issues related to it. I think they tinker around with it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Misspelled Domain Name QUESTION

Misspelled terms were great in 2004 but not so much now since Google essentially acts as a spell checker.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Keyword need to be on page to rank

Yes, I agree, and I've seen it in action. It is essentially Google bombing and Google's algorithm does watch for it but it still works in some cases. Recently I saw this applied to someone's personal...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Why google put my new niche site to sandbox?

You don't seem to have any significant links to your site at all so it's no surprise that it isn't seen as being a credible, important, site. Google's algorithm sees it for what it is, a Made For...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Is This Going To Hurt Me?

Not at all. This is completely natural and expected and nothing to get all Googlenoid about.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: How Many Links per Day?

As I always say, if you're competing in the same niche as me, I recommend no more than one link a month. :D

Don't worry about the number of links you get, consistency and other such feel good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Stop Chasing the BIG MONEY Niches and Focus on the Ones You Know Something About

Remember what marketing is: Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: .EdU and .GOV Links

.edu and .gov links aren't magical, but any link from an authority site is good to have, provided the site/page hasn't been spammed to death and had it's outgoing links devalued.
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, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,831
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: 50 Cent Uses Twitter To Make $8.7 Million In One Day

50 Cent needs to talk to Martha Stewart and Wesley Snipes about what happens when you're celebrity and provoke the Federal leviathan. :eek:
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: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Flippa says Google Penalizes for blocked whois

It's BS. There's no reason for them to do so and many reasons why not.

Of course, it does help sell a domain if the whois info is available so it's to Flippa's advantage to scare sellers into not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: what is the importance of XML sitemap on your website?

It can help Googlebot accurately navigate a complex site better, resulting in more pages indexed more quickly. For a simple site with good navigation, it isn't really needed.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,118
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: What is the better free blog platform... blogger.com or wordpress.com?

True. There are a lot of people here who post without reading the whole question or the responses. It's common in another 'info' topic we discuss a lot here too.

As for the question, as long as...
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: Off Topic Forum 16th January 2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Chris Worner: Be Aware of the Myth

YouTube - Mythbusters: Bull In A China Shop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_zpMory-0)

(embedding is disabled for this video :( )
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By bgmacaw
Re: Batch replacer for HTML files?

I also highly recommend Notepad++ for this kind of operation and just general editing of HTML, CSS and PHP files.
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