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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 978
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Are there really any SEO "secrets" out there?

There's 2 rules in SEO that will guarantee your success.

1. rule: Do not reveal your secrets.
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th July 2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: 20 Things The Rich Do Every Day

Hmm, interesting because there was only few things I don't do what the wealthy is suppose to be doing. I don't consider myself truly wealthy but good to know I at least share habits with the good...
Forum: Social Media 29th July 2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: What's wrong with FB ads?!?!

Familiar problem. Another one that constantly breaks is the field where you put the URL when choosing External URL etc. I use mostly Power Editor and some internal automation to deal with submitting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,740
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: 20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

That follows pretty much my pattern. I used to sleep long, now at my 30s I wake up early to get more done. When I was still working as an employee I was enough talented that I just did the needed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,646
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: I'm Getting Sick and Tired of Internet Marketing

Actually that varies for people. Some people are why people like myself and some people don't care about why, they just want a set of instructions.

I'm not sure which gurus you're talking about...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th July 2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Have You Thought About Buying Facebook Stock

No. I would rather buy Nokia than Facebook. At least Nokia is trying to do something.

Facebook hasn't demonstrated anything that would convince me that they're developing ability to monetize their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,646
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: I'm Getting Sick and Tired of Internet Marketing

So how does one find processes that cause results without looking?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: NEW: Highest Earning Day With Adsense in 2013?

We stopped using Adsense while ago because CPC was getting ridiculous. Also if I was starting now I would rather spend my time collecting list and using email to promo aff offers. But of course some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 847
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: What's With All The "How I Made $20" WSO's?

What's wrong with people making $20? :)

Biggest problem for people who are just starting out is to get started and do something. In my opinion it doesn't matter if you earn $20 or $100 - it's...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 21st July 2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How about a reason for thread removal?

Who are these warriors and where they discussed it? Or are you talking about moderators and some private area?

I didn't know it was breaking any rules so if it did, then I understand the removal.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 21st July 2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By Stephen Root
How about a reason for thread removal?

I know mods here have a lot on their plate but I think it would be nice if you could send a quick note to OP why you removed their thread.

I started Ask Me Anything thread to better help people...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st July 2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Facebook Ads - No impressionsafter 24hours with fairly high bids

Those first CPC estimates are in many cases off by a mile. They usually estimate CPC to be about 30% more than what it is in reality. After few days of running the campaign they are recalculated and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: The better the website, the worse the CTR.

That falls under "sex sells" :cool:
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st July 2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Facebook Ads - No impressionsafter 24hours with fairly high bids

What's your audience size? I've run into this same problem lately when a slightly smaller audiences (50000-200000). I'm not sure whether it's some sort of new algo that tries to predict whether the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Stephen Root
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: What Should A Newbie Internet Marketer Do First?

I think your thinking is solid.

The most important skill for any marketer is copywriting.

The most important first action is to find a need. You don't do anything with niche unless it has a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st July 2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,701
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: What is Your Most Powerful Insight That You Want to Share About Success?

Regarding trying & failing, ask yourself:
When your kid tries to walk - how many failures you'll allow until you stop her from trying again and declare that she's done with trying to walk because...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th July 2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Why Gurus Won't teach you everything to follow them (Explained Here)

I don't want to sound rude but above sounds great in theory but doesn't actually work in practice. Or can you give a case study where you correctly reverse engineered one of these gurus? And of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th July 2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Why Gurus Won't teach you everything to follow them (Explained Here)

I was about to say the same thing. There's some research that this is happening because people have selective memory and certain self-image.

What happens in practice is that when somebody writes a...
Forum: Social Media 19th July 2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Success rate of a self starter?

Here's my thoughts:

Don't even try to start selling "social marketing". You're way too inexperienced for that and it will take anybody a long time to get really good at it.

Instead rebrand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Stephen Root
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th July 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,740
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Kelly Felix Bring The Fresh

Did you get it canceled or is this still unresolved?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th July 2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: CTR rate of Facebook ads

I never had any good experiences with Facebook's auto-optimizing. I always get the best results by optimizing manually or with our internal tools.

The rule of thumb is that only use CPM if you...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,727
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: "I never trust people who say they are honest"

Exactly.

The thing is that in many cases people are trying to use their honesty as a way to differentiate themselves from other merchants. I see this a lot especially in our industry and every...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

Hmm, I wonder if anybody would accept payment in bitcoins? :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How many affiliate links are enough?

Depends of course how they are done and who you are promoting. If you are promoting a product where URL is for example productdomain.com/?aid=123, there's no way Google can recognize that as an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

Interesting that bank transfer is at the same level than Paypal. Though not much participation yet :/
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,620
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Secrets from the World's Greatest Salesman - Joe Girard

Well, I didn't mean it as a deceitful activity.. maybe "tactic" would be a better word for it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

PayPal also has a history of freezing accounts without proper reason that absolutely requires freezing the account. And on top of that then they can be very hard to work with to resolve the issue.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

You don't have to look very far to find a "few" horror stories about them ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

Just realized I forgot ClickBank...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

Hah, true :)

Though it would be awfully impractical to get people traveling to you (or you to them) from all over the world if you want to give them money every month ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stephen Root
How do you prefer to receive money/get paid?

Getting paid is pretty obvious part of the business so how do you prefer to receive money?

If I missed some channel/service, please do point it out :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,620
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Secrets from the World's Greatest Salesman - Joe Girard

"I like you" trick reminds me of the trick waitresses use - they draw smiley face on the bill to get more tips :)

If you look at what Joe did, it's just simple honest getting to know people,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,406
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Another Paypal Alternative - Amazon Payments

We have been evaluating different payment processors for the past few months for IMSaurus. The sad reality is that if your company is located outside US, you don't have much choice. There's only few...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th August 2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,421
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Best CPA course/WSO you've purchased, or that you're using?

I always wish these type of "please advice" posts would have more information about the background of the poster. Do you have an existing website, do you have a marketing budget or shoestring, etc....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,780
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Is The Internet Saturated With Make Money Blogs?

I also tend to look things from the positioning perspective rather than saturation. Of course there are examples where market offering is so simple and commodity that positioning "right" is way too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,149
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Posting your real identity

Indiana Name Change Center (http://www.namechangelaw.com/states/ind/indiana.htm) - now you can :D
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,893
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Why doesn't someone offer cold-calling in Warriors For Hire?

For Mac users I can recommend Audio Hijack Pro (http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/).
Forum: Mobile Marketing 17th August 2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Flash

Another angle for selling is that Flash can be tricky for web analytics in case customer has one of those full flash sites.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th August 2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Best way to advertise

Autoblogs may not be suitable for primary tool but they do work great as a link network when you do them right. This helps you to defend your money site in the ranking battles.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Purchasing a domain from someone

I agree with Gene here. I have blown few domain deals in the past because I started demonstrating domain's value etc. to the seller. He really doesn't care because value is always different for each...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Why P.S.?

That's one awesome book I can really recommend.

Back to the topic, using P.S. really should be tested. The style we use for "sales letters" of internet products nowadays doesn't benefit from P.S....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,819
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Stop buying stuff and start SELLING: It's time to annoy the scammers...

Excellent thread, lot's of good stuff here. I agree with your point but what advice would you give to a newbie who is scared to create product that's junk because s/he doesn't know enough about the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,608
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: "Gurus" who tells you how to do things they have never done themselves, are you tired of it?

The key here is that you CLEARLY provided a suggestion. OP is talking about people who sell stuff as a fact that they haven't tried themselves.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Link building softwares

We use SickSubmitter (http://sickmarketing.com) quite a lot. It has a lot of power if you know how to use it correctly. Like all other good SEO tools, it can be used to automate SEO rankings OR to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Stephen Root
What other sites would you recommend?

Of course we all love WarriorForum but what other sites you frequently read?

I can start by recommending searchenginewatch.com (http://searchenginewatch.com) for SEO news and michelfortin.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,017
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Sneaky tactics that make you suspicious

This can be true because I personally know a marketer from Canada who got death threat when he started to do the prelaunch. He never found out exactly who the sender was because it was sent from some...
Forum: Programming 29th June 2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: How to open a desktop program from a webpage

No it's not. It would be a huge security risk.

However you might be able to do it with ActiveX but that's only for IEs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,017
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Sneaky tactics that make you suspicious

The whole server crashing plot came to public knowledge from original Product Launch Formula. Jeff Walker specifically said that don't fake it because you will lose sales. Whether he was covering his...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: Does high number of backlinks means high PR ?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: Google can discard as many links as they deem irrelevant or "shady" so quantity is a bad goal. Aim for quality.
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,987
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: What are copywriting rates in Uk ?

Can you PM me the contact info for those guys?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,088
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: iWriter Being Gamed? Beware While Ordering Articles

Well if he had said that the grammar was fixed etc. it would have been all ok. Now it sounds like he just sent the article to the next client in the line.
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: WSO Sales Letters With Like 30+ Testimonials...

All good suggestions and I have seen PLF too but the problem is that sometimes you just can't implement such an organized testimonial collection system. For example we have some products that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By Stephen Root
Re: A few useful tips for wso buyers

Great tips. I would also like to add that think with a common sense whether it's even possible to deliver what the sales letter promises. There's so many WSOs that obviously can't deliver what they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Stephen Root
Post Offer an incentive to link and Google is going to ban you

So in a nutshell what John Mueller from Google is saying here is that if you incentivize people to link to you, you can get banned. In essence this means that for example directories that offer...
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