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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,555
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Average Sales Page Conversion is 3%

It's probably impossible to calculate due to not knowing where to stop on the incompetence scale. Some web-sites don't convert at all. How many zeros are you going to throw into the pot before...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Automatic Article Submitters

Just because there is nothing wrong with something, doesn't mean it works.

Go do a search through EzineArticles.com for each of the top 1,000 sites. Do you think those site owners are stupid? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Automatic Article Submitters

Then you should know better.

Ron Douglas gets interviews on TV and radio all the time. You wouldn't recognize my name if I published it, but I get articles I've written or interviews published on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Automatic Article Submitters

No I don't. You won't hear a word about real article marketing on this forum from anyone other than perhaps Ron Douglas (look him up). I'm not even sure he does much article marketing. He seems to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Automatic Article Submitters

So spamming slowly is OK?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Automatic Article Submitters

Reputation is everything with an online business.

You will find that article directories ban bots for quality reasons. Using a bot is therefore a violation of their TOS.

Spamming isn't a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Brand name ideas

babel & derivatives
tongues & derivatives
engrish & derivatives

Play with it. Have fun.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By TestiVar
Re: My adventure into internet marketing

It didn't know that "tons" was the preferred method of measuring non-scamming internet marketers. I'll make a note of it.

How many tons, exactly?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By TestiVar
Re: My adventure into internet marketing

Why are their two huge ads on your blog that say "Easy Cash Webinar?"

Did they accidentally slip onto your site?

Are you accidentally referring to yourself as an Internet marketer?

Did you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By TestiVar
Re: My adventure into internet marketing

Easy cash webinar? Internet marketing? Aweber?

Don't you think there are enough spammers and scammers in the world? I swear the world will be just fine without another one.

Are you using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Social bookmarking manually or automated?

Calling my mother on Sundays -- manual or automatic?

What's the best bot for calling mommy?

Do you honestly think there are people sitting in a conference room at Facebook, Twitter, Google,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,973
Posted By TestiVar
Re: .com vs. .co, .org, .info

I don't necessarily think they are lying about this issue, but Google has been known to outright lie about their ranking algorithm in the past.

It don't think it matters in this case. Dot info...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,973
Posted By TestiVar
Re: .com vs. .co, .org, .info

So?

So you get your .net to rank on Google. Susie still visits your site and quickly decides not to buy because she notices the .net. Bob likes your site called stufio.net so he tells his friend...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,973
Posted By TestiVar
Re: .com vs. .co, .org, .info

There has never been a dot net rush or a dot info rush or a dot co rush.

Real businesses use dot com. Every. Single. One.

The few exceptions realized their mistake and fixed it as soon as they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethically?

I thought we already covered that. Why not? Here are a few good reasons:

1) It is illegal.

2) It is unethical.

3) The FTC has taken 100% of assets of companies who have done that.

4)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethically?

Sad, but true. That is probably the reason the FTC is breathing down everyone's back.

I occasionally get customers who propose a quid-pro-quo for a testimonial. They want a "review" copy or a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethicallay?

And I was just trying to find a tongue-in-cheek way of saying that I was very impressed with your result. Ethical. Check. Transparent. Check. Not killing sales. Probably check.

It works.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethically?

The FTC likes "fine print" even less than "incentivized testimonials."

Disclosures need to be made in a similar color, font and style. That's not a quote, but that is the essence of their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethicallay?

That does look like a much more effective laundering attempt. If that's the way it went down, then it is an honest disclosure by definition.

That form of disclosure doesn't sound like it would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By TestiVar
Re: .com domain and publication of registrant details

Find ten scammy sites. Do a whois. Now you know who scammers use.

Open ten spam emails from your spam folder and do a whois on the domain mentioned in the link being spammed. Now you know who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethicallay?

What you are describing is "laundering" your reward for testimonials. It is an attempt to make it legal without disclosure by trying to distance the reward from the testimonial.

Who knows if it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By TestiVar
Re: .com domain and publication of registrant details

Sorry about the misunderstanding. You asked in the "make money online" forum, so I assumed you planned on creating a business site.

Many online business owners work from home, but all businesses...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By TestiVar
Re: .com domain and publication of registrant details

Don't register at Namecheap. It is used almost exclusively by scammers and spammers. Everything about your business will be tainted by that one dumb decision that will make future potential...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ways to promote my service?

If you are willing to be dishonest "just to get started", then why would anyone trust you to purchase your service?

Some will. But then you are attracting dishonest customers. You will have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Have great Idea & $20k, What next ?

You have already been hanging out with the wrong crowd if you are hearing suggestions to use Clickbank and jvnotifypro.

Publicity and advertising is your answer. Get your press releases out. Get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By TestiVar
Re: My website- how to get traffic?

How do you think your customers will feel if they find out that you call them "traffic?"

Publicity and advertising is your answer. Get out the press releases. Get your advertising campaigns...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By TestiVar
Re: How do you reward testimonials ethicallay?

Ask for feedback after you deliver a product or perform a service.

Negative feedback helps you improve your product or service.

Positive feedback is a testimonial.

You can't "reward"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ways to promote my service?

That is both illegal and unethical if you don't disclose that fact.

Paying for reviews (whether with money or free products and services) and then not disclosing that is misleading. The FTC...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Does it matter which country your server resides?

Hosting choice also matters a great deal. Move any site from crap shared hosting to hosting.com, rackspace.com or softlayer.com and you will see an almost instant ranking increase.

Overall leads...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th March 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,867
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Just had an Incansoft Bot session!

I didn't say anything about Google.

If you are offended because I asked why people were recommending spam bots (bots that bypass CAPTCHA that is specifically there to prohibit bot access to the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th March 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,867
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Just had an Incansoft Bot session!

So this is a spammer friendly forum now? And the attitude is that non-spammers aren't welcome here?

That's interesting.

What does Google have to do with this software? I was commenting on it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,406
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Best Press Release Submitter

That is an amazing attitude. You can't afford to use a legitimate press release service, so you will have to resort to using a spam bot.

Has it ever occurred to you that:

1) You can submit...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th March 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,867
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Just had an Incansoft Bot session!

CAPTCHA is designed to block bots and only allow humans to pass. It is used on sites where bots are prohibited by the TOS.

Nobody here has any problem with spamming sites using a bot here?

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Network Solutions $2.95 domain name

Anyone who is worried about a $35/year bill for registration is either:

1) Building hundreds of spam sites that each potentially make a few dollars per year.

2) Has their priorities extremely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,092
Posted By TestiVar
Re: What if I ignore SEO?

I think I'm in love. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,744
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Another reason not to use GoDaddy... Wikipedia transfers its domains to markmonitor from godaddy

Sure. Why would I do business with criminals just because they go to church or shop at malls? A criminal is a criminal.

A bad neighborhood is also a bad neighborhood. Nigeria is blocked from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,075
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Any truth to this about AWeber and iContact?

I'm saying that you shouldn't copy scammers and spammers who call themselves "Internet marketers."

Think of a respectable company that has never once called themselves an IM, never mentioned SEO,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,744
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Another reason not to use GoDaddy... Wikipedia transfers its domains to markmonitor from godaddy

GoDaddy had a bad reputation long before it's owner shot some elephants or supported SOPA.

It has always catered to the scummier underside of the Internet. Wikimedia foundation isn't part of that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,075
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Any truth to this about AWeber and iContact?

They are using YOUR definition. The problem is that a vast majority of people who use the term "Internet Marketing" are scammers and spammers. If you aren't a scammer and spammer, then you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Is a 1-page website a good concept?

No. Profitable sites split up their "home", "about", "contact", "features", "pricing", "privacy" and other pages for a reason. It is more profitable.

Only scammers and spammers still believe in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,092
Posted By TestiVar
Re: What if I ignore SEO?

Market research has been a standard part of building new businesses since LONG before search engines ever existed.

Yes. You can use search engines for market research. That doesn't have anything...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,092
Posted By TestiVar
Re: What if I ignore SEO?

That's market research. Of course you have to do market research. That has nothing to do with SEO though. SEO stands for "search engine optimization" which is a fancy way for scammers and spammers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,092
Posted By TestiVar
Re: What if I ignore SEO?

Only scammers and spammers.



Yikes, then follow the link to the scam site that I'm sure the FTC and FDA both would love to shut down and jail Dr. Mark Smith. Dr. Mark Smith is a chiropractor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

That might have been true three or four years ago. At this point, it is more like throwing the cockroach out with the bathwater.

Go look. Do you see even 1% of offers that make you proud to have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,092
Posted By TestiVar
Re: What if I ignore SEO?

Don't worry about SEO. It is the term used by scammers and spammers for "tricking the search engines."

Real business has nothing to do with tricking anyone or anything. It is about improving the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Buyers List with Single Optin in Aweber

You'll want to avoid Aweber and GetResponse because of the reputation issues. They bleed over to your own business.

If you must use a third party system, then ConstantContact and Email Brain both...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

It is that easy. I just looked at the first 14 offers. One one was marginally acceptable based on just the headline. Marginal because it asked a question rather than making the promise.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

Twice quoted for truth.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

I believe everyone is born with a sense of right and wrong.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

They even sound and look shady to most of the people in the forum.

I went through and found a dozen that specifically made claims they they didn't spam, break TOSes, break the law, etc. I bought...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

I don't know anything about E Brian Rose or his products.

But your description of what he sold sounds shady to me. I'm sure it does to PayPal and most of the world too. I'll bet it also sounds...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,799
Posted By TestiVar
Re: If I'm selling my eBook, what's the best way for me to accept payments (which processor)?

Amazon is the #1 market for books and ebooks.

Using Clickbank is going to reduce sales because of the reputation that rubs off from the other sellers.

The same goes for PayPal, not because of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,890
Posted By TestiVar
Re: Ban PayPal from Warrior Forum?

Banning PayPal won't solve the problem.

No other payment processor will be able to tolerate the high refund and chargeback rate either. The refund and chargeback rate is due to false claims and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By TestiVar
Re: TRAFFFIIIICCCC

Can you put so much wrongness in one question?

How do you think your customers and prospective customers would feel if they found out that you internally referred to them as "traffic?"

List...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By TestiVar
Re: About selling a list

You sell the business, not the customer list of that business.

How would the business survive without it's customer list?

You would be starting all over using only new customers and almost all...
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