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Forum: Mind Warriors 15th March 2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Has Anyone Here Had Experience w/Light Therapy Products?

@ Caritas ~ I appreciate your enthusiasm for vitamin D3. I am already aware of its benefits.

In the OP I asked specifically about light boxes, NOT supplements.

If you really feel like sharing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th March 2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Has Anyone Here Had Experience w/Light Therapy Products?

@ Mr. Goof Off ~ you're right about location. I actually moved to San Diego for six years, in large part because of the climate (70~75% total sunshine).

SD was great... except for the high cost of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th March 2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Lightbulb Has Anyone Here Had Experience w/Light Therapy Products?

Another dreary overcast day at the end of this miserable overlong winter...

While I've never been clinically diagnosed, I'm pretty sure that my productivity is impacted by Seasonal Affective...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: live streaming of twitter conference in Seattle

Good stuff. I'm watching Steve Broback right now demo some nifty auto-sorting tricks w/Friend Or Follow -> CSV -> Excel.

He's geeky, but entertaining. Thanks for the heads up, Tink!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Twitter spam

The funny thing is, when you use Twitter Search (http://search.twitter.com/) the shortened URLs in the results are followed by a little link in parantheses (expand)

Have you seen that? It's very...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th March 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Let's Have Some Fun . . . An Invitation to Quote Yourself!

Snappy Comebacks 101

{quick background: years ago, I got into a heated argument in a bar, at a pool tournament, with some knucklehead about an obvious rule of billiards that he just wasn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,321
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: WSO threads are becomming even more expensive than Google Adwords

@admin ~ In this case, it appears that the system worked pretty efficiently. The OP was suspected, reported, investigated & banned in short order. (His own big mouth was also helpful.)

Do we know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,161
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Wordpress SUCKS For Squeeze Pages And Sales Pages

Just an observation: I clicked "New Posts" on the Navbar and your thread appeared almost simultaneously with this one:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Complete mental breakdown

I write a lot of articles on consumer electronics; but even for a gadget guy like me there's no way I can personally try out everything, even if I wanted to. So I have a few quick-n-dirty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: How Evil Works: Google's New Contextual Search and You...

I'm more concerned that the administration would say that "Google is too innovative, too important to the economy" to be a threat to personal privacy.

Obama is a technophile (as am I), but it's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: The Sleeze Factor

I'm not offended at all; your concern IS legitimate.

Everybody's got a different comfort level, if you feel "sleezy" doing something, then stop.

Having said that ~ you shouldn't throw the baby...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: How Evil Works: Google's New Contextual Search and You...

I suspect a lot of folks...

1) don't really understand the implications of personal data-harvesting in the "cloud"; and/or

2) if they DO understand it, they don't like to think about it because...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,053
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Tried to Warn You about Forum Links - Now you HAVE to listen

That particular "feature" is either broken and/or bogus. Your exact question has already been covered in this thread:
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th March 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,390
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: $50 for the best website slogan

http://www.bradgosse.com/wp-content/themes/chrome_20/images/logo.png

(Never mind the Silent "e", Sign Up Now and MAKE MONEY!)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,053
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,053
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Lightbulb Re: Tried to Warn You about Forum Links - Now you HAVE to listen

Hi, April ~

Here's a tip you may find helpful: one of the easiest ways to "diversify your link portfolio" is to analyze & emulate the backlinks of the top-ranking competitors in your niche.

1)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Is Google Playing Favorites w/Internet Marketers?!?! (screenshots)

Hi, Steven~

One of Google's core tenets in their Terms Of Service is that you can't purchase links expressly for the purpose of manipulating the SERPs.

But that's exactly what that ad is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Organic Social System...

Your description reminded me of the Music Plasma visual search tool. They changed the site to LivePlasma (http://www.liveplasma.com/) now.

Have you seen it? Just type in the Beatles, or Peter...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Is Google Playing Favorites w/Internet Marketers?!?! (screenshots)

Okay, so I was doing some research for an ebook I’m working on, and I decided to visit some mainstream SEO sites that I hadn’t seen in a while.

I surfed over to Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th March 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: do you need a "gun-to-the-head" moment to get going?

Very insightful video... thanks for sharing!

I wish I could answer your questions more thoroughly; right now I feel semi-stuck in a fractal universe, somewhere between a) and b).

My success in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Thinking Big with Wordpress... the little CMS that makes Millions

touché. :)

LMC can correct me if I'm mistaken, but I inferred that the intended audience of the OP was the bootstrapping sole proprietor, or small biz group.

In that case, generally the steep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Thinking Big with Wordpress... the little CMS that makes Millions

Ermm, oooo... you had me at "open source", but then you lost me at ASP.NET :(

Like you said, to each their own, but there's no way in HELL I would build a serious money site for myself or anyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Thinking Big with Wordpress... the little CMS that makes Millions

You make very good points, Michael. But for the non-techie, non-enterprise server crowd (which is probably most of the WF's membership), wouldn't you agree that rolling out WP mini-sites is just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Thinking Big with Wordpress... the little CMS that makes Millions

COSIGN! When I started digging seriously into WP, I thought it was cool but that it wouldn't scale well. (php/MySQL is inherently slow & resource-intensive compared to plain vanilla html).

But as...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,390
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: $50 for the best website slogan

"My other website is PR 10"
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,390
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: $50 for the best website slogan

Brad Gosse ~ "The Eight-Fingered BOSS!"

(sorry but that cartoon just looks weird to me :D)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd March 2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,838
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Fringe Sexy

Eowyn +1

Eowyn AND Arwen +11

(hey, it's my fantasy, ok?)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd March 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,838
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Fringe Sexy

Parker Posey = HOT! Goofy, sexy, crafty, cool :D

Uma Thurman = NOT! (Unless you share Quentin Tarantino's foot fetish :rolleyes:)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,516
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: The WORST Website EVER!...

Well, if it's NOT a joke, then my hunch is that Yvette is actually COLOR BLIND.

No, seriously, wouldn't that would explain a lot?

You know, looking at something that ugly makes me almost...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Quite frankly I am stunned how effective it has been so far

Hey, Matt ~

Thanks for turning me on to this site. I haven't signed up yet, but I suspect Ning will provide immediate synergy with a new membership site I have in the works.

Unlike many...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd March 2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,753
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Lightbulb Re: NIKOLA TESLA

Tesla was a strange, brilliant man who was massively OUT-MARKETED in his own lifetime, by Edison, among others.

Lots of lessons in his life story about the importance of "social engineering", i.e....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Video Vs. Written Squeeze Page

I say it's a false dichotomous choice. For many niches, it shouldn't be EITHER/OR, but rather BOTH/AND. More & more I'm seeing highly compelling squeeze pages ~ the kind that make ME wanna buy/sign...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Does Your Product or Service Pass the "Happy Anniversary" Test?

The current score:

#1 ~ YES = 15 votes
#2 ~ NO = 0 votes
#3 ~ Who Cares? = 2 votes

I'm actually kinda surprised at the null result for #2. I would have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Does Your Product or Service Pass the "Happy Anniversary" Test?

Allright! Two votes for Choice #3 ~ "Most People are too lazy for it to matter". I was waiting for that...

Right now the True Cynic Ratio stands at 20% :rolleyes:

Keep your votes & comments...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Does Your Product or Service Pass the "Happy Anniversary" Test?

Hmm... six votes so far, and everybody's in agreement.

It's nice to see that we're all such good-intentioned product creators, but I wonder ~ are we also maybe guilty of excessive optimism?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: $1,000/Month? Try 'Ghostsiting'

I really like this idea. I've run a membership site in the past where I built pre-made Amazon stores for my members. I made three mistakes:

1) I didn't charge enough per month. $10-$20 per didn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Does Your Product or Service Pass the "Happy Anniversary" Test?

So today marks my one-year anniversary as a registered member of this great forum. :)

Like many folks, I was a lurker for a long time prior, but now it's obvious to me that participating brings...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: What EXACTLY is the BEST Price for a WSO? That yields Maximum Revenue. $7 $19 $50 ? ?

This is one of the most misleading and unhelpful things I've ever read on this forum. :(

Why assume that all WSOs are just static ebooks? There are tons of offers for Video production, SEO...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Inspirational Quotes?

I sometimes still fall into the trap of gauging my success by the material attainments of others. I was a scholarship student at an exclusive private school, and the "trust fund babies" used to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,338
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Words Of Wisdom from a well Known Fellow Marketer........

CATFIGHT!!! (Please, God, let it happen...)

Just kidding. :D

But sbucciarel has a point: this is an Internet Marketing forum. Selling products & services is what we do... at least when we're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,338
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Words Of Wisdom from a well Known Fellow Marketer........

It is a very cool-looking template. I'll give him that much.

Actually, that's all I'm going to give him. :cool:
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: One Sentence Of Actionable Advice

Actually, it IS a sentence. A command in the imperative mode, where the subject {Newbie} is implied.

For example, a mother might (tersely) say to her lazy child: "Eat, brush teeth, go to bed!"
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: One Sentence Of Actionable Advice

Ok, then how about this:

"Dear Newbie ~ go to Warrior Forum for a free IM education; however, just remember that old saying about opinions and @#$holes."

Or, this:

"Dear Newbie ~ beware of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: One Sentence Of Actionable Advice

"Research, TEST, Analyze, Repeat."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: where do i go on the forum for my request?

No problem. I noticed your post count a few seconds too late.

Btw, you can always check a Member's Profile page for more contact info.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Forum: Website Design 26th February 2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Wordpress help

The problem isn't WordPress, per se... it's with your GoogleLeads/DoubleClick syndication.

Those boxes with the "i" in them are ad blocks; they just appear blank in other browsers.

Are you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,338
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Words Of Wisdom from a well Known Fellow Marketer........

Hey, Roger~

You're right, there's nothing really "new" about the "confessional" as a cynical marketing ploy. I'm very familiar with the tactic, esp. among the Prodigal Son/Tele-Evangelist types.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,338
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Words Of Wisdom from a well Known Fellow Marketer........

I just learned something new today. I never knew the real identity of "The Rich Jerk" ~ aka Kelly Felix (not to be confused w/TheRichJerksNet, although I'm sure there's a confusing backstory in there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 844
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: What should I do with really bad articles?

Hard drive space is pretty cheap; free online storage is even cheaper. Stick them in a temporary "Black Hole" archive until you figure out what, if anything, you want to do with them.

I actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Could somebody PLEASE check my site and tell me if its indexed ??

JimKirk... with all due respect, your site IS indexed. Many of us here have taken time to confirm this. Case closed.

Regarding your SERPs ~ that is a separate issue entirely. There are many, many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Sitemap question.

Because you used the word "extensive", I'm guessing that your pre-existing html site is much bigger than your blog. For that reason, I would NOT create the sitemap from within WP. You can use an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Could somebody PLEASE check my site and tell me if its indexed ??

Interesting... the root domain only is showing up. site:tentcanopy*com returns 1 result. But NOT when you type site:www*tentcanopy*com.

Is this deliberate? I don't want to send this thread off on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: When Does A Keyword Become A Long Tail Keyword?

Kenj, you're most welcome! I'm a musician myself... bass guitar, jazz mostly. (Yet another example of longtail demand). I guess great minds think alike! ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 927
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: Do You Drink While You Work?

^^ DEATH TO ALL SPAMMERS! Or if not death, at least immediate exile.

Transparent and lame, dude. Seriously, stop. :mad:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Hasan Barbary
Re: SEOBook is it worth it or do you recommend something else??

Hey, Sarah~

It's your $$, but before you drop that kind of coin, you should really check out the biannual report from SEOmoz, if you haven't already. It's a comprehensive survey of 100 SEO...
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