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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: I am looking for the service

This page explains a way to do what David suggested: https://css-tricks.com/snippets/javascript/redirect-mobile-devices/
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: What are these Links on my Google Analytics Pages

What joomdev said is correct. They just want you to visit their sites to see why they're linking to you...but they really aren't. The funny thing is that they may not actually even be visiting your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Alternatives to PBNs for SEO

I'd think the best alternative would be to have a network of people with active blogs who link to each other organically...which is why I created this (which is free): Critical Mass Blogging Teams |...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 527
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Tax Reduction Question?

On this page: Business Engines | iKnowNetwork.info (http://iknownetwork.info/training/business-engines/) take a look at the "$5000 Guarantee" section (click the HTML icon next to it). If you're...
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Could I get some feedback on an email pitch I am sending out?

Here are some suggestions for rewriting (goals: keep it short, simple, clear, and focused on what's in it for them):

I saw your request for donations on the Nonprofit Network of Southwest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Which method for increase money is best - make android apps or wordpress plugins?

That depends on which you have the best idea for, whether there's strong free competition for the same thing, which you have the skills to do best, which you'd enjoy doing most, and a million other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Does SEO still matter ?

If by "SEO" you mean trying to fool the search engines into giving a top 3 listing to a lame page, then yeah, you're better off spending your time and resources elsewhere. But that doesn't mean it's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th January 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Mailing an Introduction letter out to local businesses, feedback appreciated

Rather than leading with "My name is Joe Blow, I’m a web developer," which is about you rather than them, I'd go straight into whatever you expect would be most likely to get them curious. For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Auto-play alternatives

Be sure to use a poster image for the video that suggests that there's something worth watching for. For example, if you have a bullet list in the video that gets displayed one-by-one as you talk...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 29th December 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,175
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Website Design and Conversion Rate

Your design should direct the visitor toward your call to action. If there's too much competing for attention, conversion rates will drop, even if it makes the site more attractive in an artistic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Copyright question

You might get sued. If it goes to court, you might win, and you might lose. Either way, it'll cost you. So tread carefully.

How much, and how you can use it under "fair use" is not a cut and dried...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Blog doesn't has website field, If I comment on it, Is this SPAM?

The website owner could have included a field for your link if they wanted to, but chose not to, so I'd consider circumventing their decision spamming.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th December 2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: what are the hat colors in seo???

White hat means giving the search engines what they want: eg. quality content that's easy to scan, linked to from quality, related sites and pages.

Black hat means trying to fool the search...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Can anyone help me with the HTML needed to center my sign up form ?

I don't know for certain whether this will work correctly in every browser -- if the size isn't the same on all platforms/browsers, then it may not be exactly centered. But on my computer, the box is...
Forum: Programming 21st December 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Javascript Help

I'm not a JQuery user, so I can't comment on that. But this is a simple enough thing to do in straight JavaScript with just a few little changes from what you've done.

...<select name="item"...
Forum: Programming 21st December 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,734
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: What programming skill need to create a website?

I'd recommend taking it one step at a time. Start with HTML. Then add CSS to that.

Next, add either JavaScript or a server-side language such as PHP (which is a good option in part because it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: about the backlinks??

You definitely want links coming in to multiple different pages, though you'll want more links going to the pages you want ranked highest -- not just an equal number to each page.

Then, watch...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Using Amazon S3 to host videos?

There are times when you'll want to host on YouTube, and times when something like S3 is more appropriate. I use both.

If you don't want YouTube's branding, if you don't want YouTube's playback...
Forum: Programming 21st December 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: PHP programming

Sure, PHP has it's blemishes (like argument order inconsistencies mentioned by kdavies). But there's nothing so wrong with it that it's not a perfectly good language for web development.

On the...
Forum: Programming 18th December 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Transparent submission form help

If you're wanting the field to be COMPLETELY transparent, then use background-color: transparent;

If you want it to be translucent, then, as 2WDHost said, an RGBA background color is the easiest...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Content of autoresponder, advice needed

I don't think you need to worry about this too much. You've already got them on your email list. As long as the site's you're sending them to are delivering them value, they'll keep opening your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Membership Site or One-Time Charge?

As long as it doesn't cost you non-trivially more for each additional member (eg. there's no one-on-one interaction required that makes it expensive to scale), the easy answer is "both". Offer the...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th December 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Aweber showning it as a spam

Another solution would be to only put part of the content, not including the Clickbank link, into the email, and put the rest on your website. Then link from the email to your website.
Forum: Email Marketing 17th December 2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Emails going to junk

If it's the group emails/BCC that you're having the trouble with, be sure that there's a recipient listed in the "To" field, even if you're just sending it to one of your own email addresses. If I'm...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th December 2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: How Watching Sesame Street Can Help Boost Your Email Open Rates!

I picked up a similar idea from Perry Marshall several years ago. What he said was:

"Take all your expertise from some field that most people think is completely unrelated. Import it into the new...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th December 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Developing an email list without offering an ebook

I'm with cashkid on this -- go ahead and do some free consults, but record them and use them to create your lead magnet product. You may need to do a few and then pull bits and pieces out of them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th December 2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: WP Plugin For Adding Dynamic Text to Posts or Pages?

CaRP/WP can be used to inject RSS feed content into your posts, which updates whenever the feed updates: CaRP/WP - Display RSS Feeds In WordPress Posts With This Free WordPress Plugin...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Let me know the best ways to improve grammar

I'll echo the suggestion to outsource it, but with a bit of a twist. If you don't have the budget to pay someone to do it (or perhaps even if you do), see if you can make a deal with a native English...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Spam question...

...or if your browser pre-fetches links so that it can display content fast if you actually click them. That's one of the reasons I don't like that feature in a web browser.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Ethics of Info Marketing...

If the information delivers the value that was promised, then there's no ethical problem. If selling things that were available free were unethical, selling books that are available at the library...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Do you cite references?

I recommending listing/linking to references because:

1) It's ethical

2) It can help you build relationships with the people you link to

3) It serves your reader's needs better

4) It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Use an Email Service? or Run Your Own Bulk Email Software?

A long time ago, I used my own home-brew system to maintain my mailing lists. Now I use AWeber. Each has its advantages.

The home-brew system was cheaper, obviously. But every time I sent a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Help (Not a noob thread)

I can think of two possible fixes. One is to redirect from the hop link to the URL without a hoplink. For example, if your page is a PHP page (I'll use the sbachell's screenshot for an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Full posts or post excerpts on the Homepage?

I prefer excerpts. Another danger of using full posts is that people may link to your homepage, not realizing they're not linking to a specific post. Then once the post they were linking to scrolls...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Do What You Love?

One of the reasons people burn out when they try to turn their passion into a business is that they don't necessarily have a passion for the business aspect of it. If you can outsource some of that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Got a huge email list...now what? noobie question to veterans

First of all, don't go silent till you've figured out what to do with your list, or they'll forget that they signed up and think you're a spammer then next time you mail them.

Set up a "blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: no telephone number for press releases - help please!

Agreed. It's free, and if you don't want any calls that come in to actually ring through to you, you can set it to go straight to voice mail (and even have transcriptions of the voice mails emailed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Should I have a suite of related products or should I concentrate on just a few products?

Let me amplify what naruq said: Once you've got some low end products that are selling, rather than building more lower end products, you may want to build some intermediate and high end products...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th March 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Is Page Rank really important?

PageRank was the innovation that launched Google into prominence. But then it had an illegitimate child named Black Hat SEO, and Google had to find new ways to rank pages.

PageRank is still used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,636
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: My Sick Head Can't Grasp Curation + Content Farm Odds

I see it as a continuum. On one end, you have scraper sites and autoblogging -- they automatically copy somebody's content, possibly spin it to try to look unique, and hope for the best.

Next is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd March 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Busting another site

The way I see it, it's like a kid who's been stealing lunch money from the other kids all year. Should you feel bad about telling the principal, since his revenue stream is going to dry up when he...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,412
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: So, is 'CURATION' the new buzzword then?

Curation is at least as old as 1997 (the registration date for slashdot.org). If you can build a good reputation as a curator, that one example is enough to prove that it can be successful.

But I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Is Automation Bad?

It depends on a few things:


Is it creating real value? Or just copying value somebody else created? Or creating junk?
Is it consuming somebody else's resources in ways they don't approve of?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd February 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Page Rank?

The PageRank score shown in in toolbars is not the same thing as the PageRank score Google actually uses when scoring your page. "Toolbar PageRank" only gets updated once in a while, and there are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Will traffic volume increase with PageRank getting higher?

All other things being equal, you'll rank higher if you have higher PageRank, but PageRank is only 1 of over 200 factors influencing Google's rankings. If you do a search and check the PageRank of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,643
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: What Are Your Thoughts On PLR?

Most of the PLR I've seen is such junk that I'd never dream of using it as-is (I don't believe in littering to make money), and it often takes more work to edit it than to write something from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Links Passing Page Rank Value?

Sure, the page will pass along some of that value (though not all of it). That's how PageRank works -- a page gets a little bit of PageRank from each page that links to it. You get more PageRank from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,175
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Losing Faith in Internet Marketing!!!

If what you're giving up on is the dream of making boat loads of money without doing much work or without producing any value, then perhaps it is time. Sure, some people succeed at that. But then,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Two or more links in article body = Less Link Juice?

The way I hear it, if both links point to the same page, only the first one will be considered.

If each link points to a different page, they'll take a little link juice from each other, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Multiple entry pages - good or bad?

If you have multiple sites with exactly the same content, I'd imagine at best Google would pick one to list and ignore the others. At worst, you'd run the risk of getting penalized for creating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: So, how did you get started on this internet marketing thing?

I'd tried a few things, but I started succeeding by creating an RSS parser script (CaRP) for my own use, and giving it away for free. After a lot of people started using it, I realized I had a viable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: The .htaccess File

It doesn't matter where you put it, as long as it's not inside a block that prevents it from doing what you want. The easiest way to ensure that is to stick it right at the top or bottom of the file.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By GeckoTribe
Re: Confession: How I Got SLAMMED By Google!

Unless you've got the chops and resources to create an automated system that produces REAL value (eg. Google News -- their system automatically analyzes huge amounts of news and picks the stuff...
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