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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Do You Think This Should Be the Next Step For Huge IM Success?

Actually the Chinese equivalent of the IM community are massively MORE focused on backlinking that even the English speaking IM community.

They aren't as focused on downloadable or digital...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Autoresponder vs List Management System.

The term autoresponder was created way way back in the early days to handle getting information to people who had only email access to the Internet. Some were really fancy and had a whole list of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,780
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: What is the one best way to get traffic?

One thing that might help is if you understand what you mean by traffic.

Traffic is people.

Targeted traffic are people who might be interested in your offer.

People are much less...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,037
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Is Anyone Making Money with BIG Sites?

Yes. The source is Neilsen.

Here, let me Google that for you:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=top+10+conversion+rates&aq=f&aqi=&oq=

Here is the month where a retailer finally broke...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,772
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Article Submission Question

Writer's Market covers all kinds of article submissions.

Remember that all publications are online now.

You will want to avoid the ones that are ONLY online though for best results.

Your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,628
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Free vs Complimentary

I can't find my test results.

I have tested that one to death though.

The correct answer a vast majority of the time is...

Complimentary

At least in the umpteen tests I did.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Is there anyone here who's making at least $2000/month completely online?

My company did $608,000 last month. That's a bit more than $2,000.

We sell mostly information products and supplements. We are always open to selling anything that has a high profit margin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,463
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Stop Refund Requests Now - One Simple Method

There you go... get rid of your guarantee and you don't have to deal with customers like emigre.

Bonus!

Seriously emigre... do you demand a guarantee on your toilet paper? How about your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,037
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: The REAL Game on the Internet Today - You Ready to Play?

Be very careful with that business model.

EVERY major player who has followed that business model has said they regret that decision.

Will Apple even survive Steve's death? Will Microsoft...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,463
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Stop Refund Requests Now - One Simple Method

There are markets where a guarantee can double or triple sales.

But every time I hear an IM "truism", I always check it against either the real marketers on the 'net or test it myself.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th January 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,039
Posted By KristiDaniels
Do you think killing people is wrong?

I see these posts on WF all the time and they really crack me up.

Is stealing wrong?

Is it wrong to buy a product to review it and just get a refund when you are done with it?

Is it wrong...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th January 2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: CPA Vs. Clickbank... The Debate Rages On.

Here is just one example of the fraud being committed in the CPA area. It is a typical example though so you can see why CPA appears to be more profitable currently.

1. Traffic provider makes a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Whose squeeze pages do you like the best?

One thing that always seems to lose in split tests, but I see used by a lot of IMers and Warriors is the use of bright colors in the headline and subheadline.

Anything over hex 80 for any color...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: What constitutes a resposnsive list

You are in a forum where a lot of marginal list building tactics are taught, discussed and arranged.

So you hear numbers like 150,000 subscribers. It's almost meaningless when you find out they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Sending Mass Emails to List (WITHOUT Aweber) :D

If your partner has never emailed them, then the list is dead.

It doesn't matter if they actually did opt-in at some point in the past. A list that isn't sent to regularly becomes worthless.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Seeking logo designer who can actually draw

Have you ever noticed that the most successful companies have the most simple text only logos?

Here is the highest converting site on the entire Internet:

Flowers and Gifts for Valentine?s...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,084
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Can someone explain Amazon EC2 service for me? In Layman terms? :)

It is probably easier to just say that they are selling computing power rather than data storage and bandwidth as are sold with their S3 service.

Do you remember the SETI@HOME screen saver? The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Sorry... you caught me testing

That's silly talk.

No successful business person I know tests and tracks bad stuff.

It certainly is NOT the only way to know what works. Whoever told you such a naughty lie?

Have you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Sorry... you caught me testing

How can the "bad" stuff make you more money?

My definition of "bad" is that it makes less money.

What's yours? Whatever it is... you need to change it before you do more testing.

Only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,340
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: I have no idea what I'm doing, but it's working

So you are surprised that a legitimate blog can make money?

Did you notice that the FTC crackdown was about forced continuity and flogs (fake blogs)?

Tons of smart (albeit evil) marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: IS anyone using a hosted Autoresponder?

If you are working with "autoresponder" technology, then you are going to have deal with massive deliverability problems. "Autoresponders" are only used by IMers and therefore are red-flagged by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Staff Nightmare!!!!

I'm not sure what nationality or ethnicity has to do with your issue. Making it a part of the issue is offensive in the U.S. and often against the law.

It sounds like your real issue is a lack...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,102
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Does CPA ever make you feel guilty?

CPA isn't the problem.

Technically ALL affiliate programs are CPA. The action is sometimes a click, sometimes a subsribe and sometimes a sale. They are still "cost per action."

The problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Ultimate Belcher Button-need help to install it

I've run a lot of tests on the Troy Gardner button. It looks really nice, but failed every single split test.

The Belcher button still wins most of the time with the Graham button mentioned in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,193
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How many do you launch in a month?

As I said, we are actually small potatoes.

I know of a single digital download product that did $21 million in 2008. That was only about 15% of their business. The copywriter for that product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,193
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How many do you launch in a month?

A SKU is just a product ID number.

Books have ISBN (International Standard Book Number) numbers or EAN (European something Number) numbers. Retail products have UPC (Universal Product Code) or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Okay, Stupid Question, But Where Do You Guys Get Your Disclaimers?

I am not an attorney and therefore can't give you legal advice. If you need a legal disclaimer, then talk to your attorney or other licensed legal adviser.

See... it's easy... just make it up. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Split testing question - how is this possible?

Using a confidence interval to call a test "done" isn't something I have ever done. It doesn't make any sense when split testing ad copy (although I know most testing tools do exactly that).
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,193
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How many do you launch in a month?

I'm small potatos.

I've heard of several launches for a single information product that did more than I do in a year in a single week.

One of my main competitors does 300 million a year and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,193
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How many do you launch in a month?

Andrew,

Most are information products. We have a few skus that are supplements or foods, but I would say that over 95% are information products.

Ideas? Everyone has ideas. They are a dime...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,193
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How many do you launch in a month?

We created 621 new products in 2009. There is still one day so there might be a couple more created today or tomorrow.

That works out to 51.75 per month. Our business did $7.1 million in 2009...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: why would affiliates promote my product instead of promoting the #1 product on CB?

Do a split test between your sales page and the sales page for the #1 product.

If you end up with fewer sales, then fix your sales page.

If you end up with more sales, publish the case study...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Shiny Magic Pill... What Would You Pay ?

I would never pay a penny for a package like that unless I could see that the seller is located in a country with a very low pay rate and has difficulty getting PayPal or a merchant account.

Why?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,946
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Clickbank Order Form Sale Conversion Rate - Good or Crap?

That is about typical for most Clickbank products. Their order page really sucks.

You can improve the order form impression to order form submission conversion rate by making the background...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Should you remove the date display from WordPress blog posts?

There is an advantage. When people find a blog through the search engines and read an interesting post, they often look for the date to make sure it is recent and therefore still relevant.

So it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: If you have a reasonable sized list, I could use some advice

Do you talk to your wife daily? How about your best friend? How about your parents or your children?

How about when you were dating and leading up to engagement? Did you talk daily?

How...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: If you have a reasonable sized list, I could use some advice

Hi Rob,

Change to daily. Everyone here will say that they would unsubscribe from a list that sends daily, but if you test it... you will see that daily is the most profitable.

Every four...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Split Testing - Shouldn't it really be...

NY1,

On your "stray" point.

I just noticed that. A few days ago, I asked fellow copywriters for a site review in the copywriting forum. I got a nice list of things to test. I put it all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How to encourage blog comments

1. Ask for them.

2. End your blog post with an open ended question.

3. Run a contest where you give something away to a random commenter.

4. Tell your blog readers that you are thinking...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Multi-Page Salesletters?

The cliff hangers are really important.

I remember one that I had tested down to having an incomplete thought at the end of the page. It went something like this:

They never went hungry or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,234
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: How do I stop my e-mails going into the junk folder?

Add the domains listed on this page to your block list:

Improving Email Deliverability (http://www.copyoracle.com/blog/improvingemaildeliverability)

That will decrease your subscribe rate by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Your Average Email Open Rate.

I don't track or test open rate because that requires HTML emails. HTML emails have a much lowere CTR and an even lower action rate after the click through. This is a case where testing actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,977
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: who would you give the over delivery award to

Myself.

I hope each of us can say the same. If you can name someone who over-delivers more than you do, then use them as an example.

Figure out a way to be even better than the example they...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,303
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Is this sales page too hype-y?

I don't think "hype" is the problem either.

I don't know the market very well, but I think you have the basics just fine.

Clean up the fonts and the weird picture at the top. Get the contact...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Sales Page Version 2, Ready to Rock?

1. Test a proven background (gradient blue)

2. Put some more white space above and below the prices in the belcher button.

3. Test the graham button instead of the belcher button. This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,456
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Make a prediction. What will happen with the purchased traffic I bought? :)

The real story:

A vast majority of the traffic is actually 'bots. You know that spyware that sniffs for passwords and sends spam email from your computer while you are sleeping? (OK maybe not...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: I need help with my opt in page. My opt in page sucks

Here you go:

1. Get everything above the fold.

2. Test different header graphics or no graphics at all. Something about them made me want to close my page while they were loading. They look...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Have a new blog, so now I need traffic...

Do you have your own blog or are you talking about a blogger blog?

There is a huge difference. Seth Godin says that his BIGGEST mistake in his entire business life was setting up a blog on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Have a new blog, so now I need traffic...

Blogs are special. There is a community of blog owners. There are also specific tools only available to blog owners.

Use both of those facts and you will grow much faster than non-blog sites. ...
Forum: Copywriting 6th December 2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: My opt in page sucks! But, I know you can help me fix it.

1. Get it under test so you can make sure each suggestion you implement really does help.

2. Grey has never really been shown to increase anything positive. Try blue, black, red and other action...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,554
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: After 15 years of trying still can't make any money online! Somebody HELP!

15 years? In one sitting?

I think your first task is to take a break.

Then since you survived for 15 years without any Internet income, I think you should look at your source of income.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Better than Aweber solution..

Enterprise solutions does. You can do anything with the scripting language. But you don't need the scripting language for something that easy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Submitting Product to click bank Can i use Pen name?

You don't have to incorporate a business in Canada just because that is where you live or where you are from.

Check with your CPA or tax attorney, but usually you incorporate where you "do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,173
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: If You Had A System That You Knew Would Make Money Would You Sell It Or Keep It To Yourself?

Both.

Way over 95% of people who purchase your system will never put it to use. People just buy things to have them.

Even if you were creating competition by selling your system, only 1% of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,642
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Marketing Clickbank Products Offline With Postcards!

Dreams, not calculations.

Getting a 1% mailed to sale conversion rate on a post card would be way more than a home run.

Try your numbers with a 0.1% conversion rate if you can write copy like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,642
Posted By KristiDaniels
Re: Marketing Clickbank Products Offline With Postcards!

I have done flyers on windshields in parking lots for Clickbank products.

The numbers don't work for post card marketing. Most Clickbank products are around $50 and pay only 75% commission. ...
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