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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th May 2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mandark
Re: what's your strategy for improving inner pages ranking?

What I do is focus on the homepage first, only building backlinks to inner pages occasionally and when it is convenient. Once the homepage is where I want it, I start focusing more on inner pages. Of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By mandark
Re: Onpage optimization.

+
No broken links
Lower keyword density if you are targeting multiple keywords for a certain page
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By mandark
Re: Site not optimized before backlinks

It's not a problem. The links were built to your site, not to the contents of your site - they will still be pointing to your site after you made the SEO changes (unless you also changed the URL),...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By mandark
Re: Domain Age

This will theoretically give you a small advantage SEO-wise. If you're able to spend the extra $10 or so, I say it's a good idea. It also has the advantage that you will make sure that your preferred...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By mandark
Re: Need to get serious about traffic - How?

I'd like to second this - I notice you don't have a link to your site in your signature on WF, for example. You have over 200 posts - that's over 200 backlinks you're missing out on ;)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By mandark
Re: Proper Use of Header Tags

You don't need to switch themes entirely to make your h1 tags smaller. All you need to do is modify the CSS. PM me for details if you're interested.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By mandark
Re: What should I do?

I agree with SEOPsychic - move on to the long-tail keywords for now, and don't worry about the others - you have created some great backlinks with related (though not keyword specific) anchor text....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By mandark
Re: Can Trademarked Domain Be Used In Other Intentions?

That's a good question for a lawyer. On this board you will get only guesses, and here's mine: that because 'crucial' is a generic word and because the memory manufacturing company's actual name is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By mandark
Re: In need of help!

Unless you put in the wrong AdSense ID, the clicks should be registering properly. This means you're just not getting clicks, which is okay. Keep in mind that lots of people simply don't click on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By mandark
Re: How to Check BackLinks for Individual Pages in Site?

Yes - Yahoo Site Explorer does that. Put in the URL of the specific page in https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/, click 'explore URL', then look at the number of 'Inlinks'. This is the number of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By mandark
Re: I broke my adsense cherry!

Congrats! Don't worry if it's "not much" compared to people who have been doing this for years.. it's an important milestone, and you hit it. Keep going :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,535
Posted By mandark
Re: I Did It. I Think I Finally Cracked Google.

Congrats on your success - I don't know if I'd say you "cracked" Google, but it looks like you're doing very well for some of your sites. Keep it up and you're on your way to full time income!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mandark
Re: How to SEO for Bing ..?

I have noticed that when I optimize for Google, Bing tends to follow right along. Bing seems to value the title and meta tags more than Google does, and it tends to count more of your backlinks....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th April 2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By mandark
Re: What am I doing wrong?

I looked at your site, and checked the keywords in the meta tag. It looks like you're targeting some pretty big keywords! To rank well for things like "make money online" and "seo", you are going to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th April 2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By mandark
Re: Please cheer me up

It sounds like you have all the right tools: willingness to work, interest in blogging, and computer know-how.. now all you need to do is figure out the best way to use those tools to make money....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By mandark
Re: Where should this be posted?...

If they say not to post your own products up, then don't. Breaking the rules is not looked upon well here.

I think your best bet is to post the WSO and give away the first few copies for free for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By mandark
Autoapprove .edu link for you :)

Hey all,

I found a PR4 .edu blog with auto-approve comments and a low OBL count - the most recent post only has 10 comments as of when I'm posting this! They're nofollow links, but an edu link is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th April 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By mandark
Re: What's the relationship between visitors and impressions with adsense?

A better statistic to look at is how many visitors you get per day along with the average number of pages they view. You can find this number in Google Analytics.

Multiply the number of visitors...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th April 2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By mandark
Re: Blog Commenting - The Lost Art

I get around this problem by posting as Name @ Keywords (for example, Mike @ XYZ Product Reviews). The anchor text isn't as good as if it were just the keywords, but it's showing the blogger that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By mandark
Re: What small IM tasks you want automated for you?

Actually, I have already coded this one, and it works fine - no proxies necessary. The only problem is that some of the code utilizes a tool which isn't mine, and I don't yet have permission to use...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,128
Posted By mandark
How to check your REAL Google ranking

I have run into this question a lot here, and I have answered it like 5 times now, so I'll just make a thread about it.

Google personalizes results based on your unique search history.

The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By mandark
Re: Changing Keywords in Blog Titles

If there are a few particular older posts which you know could benefit from a fresh set of keywords, go for it. But don't waste time going through all your old blog posts and tweaking them - your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th March 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By mandark
Re: Link Removal

Are these links on your site, pointing elsewhere? If so, just find the link's href tag and delete it manually. If the link is on someone else's site pointing to yours, your best bet is to email that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th March 2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By mandark
Re: How to do forum commenting?

Forum commenting for backlinks goes as follows:

1. Sign up for a forum in your niche
2. Add a link to your website in your signature
3. Post useful, informative, helpful posts on the forum...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By mandark
Re: adwords and clickbank

You cannot promote an affiliate hop link via AdWords. It's against the terms of service.

What you CAN do is create your own webpage on your own domain which promotes the affiliate product and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By mandark
Re: Average time spent on site????

It depends on the amount of content on your site. If your site has one paragraph of content, people will stay for much less time than if it has lots of information on topics of interest. If you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By mandark
My golden rule for IM: Never spend more than half of what you have made so far

This has been my policy since I started in IM a couple months ago and it has served me well. It helps me avoid buying every pretty website I see on Flippa and every WSO I see here with good reviews. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th March 2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By mandark
Re: Commenting on old blog posts

It should "count" the same (to search engines), even better if that blog post has gained PR over that timeframe. But I often don't comment on old blog posts, because oftentimes the blog owner has to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By mandark
Re: How To Open In New Window

use target="_blank" within your <a href> tag. (see HTML Open Link in New Window (http://www.quackit.com/html/codes/html_open_link_in_new_window.cfm) for more info)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd March 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By mandark
Re: Adsense payments?

Congrats on reaching $100! I'm still trying to get there - getting closer by the day! But anyway, as others have said, Google is one month behind when it comes to sending checks. They use this month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd March 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By mandark
Re: Legal issues in keywords

You can be more focused without using brand names (which, I agree, can get you in trouble if you're not careful, so you might as well avoid it). Using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool, you can find...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th February 2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By mandark
Re: Too Many LINKS on a Page? Please Tell me The "Error in my Ways"

I don't know if Google penalizes you for too many links, but I suggest you only make it a link when you are basically telling the user to go there. Maybe once at the beginning and once at the end...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,753
Posted By mandark
Re: Which of these domains and slogans do you like best for a coupon site?

PowerfulCoupons or PowPons would both be fine - but use the plural ones for sure.

As for "Powerful Coupons" or "Powerful Coupons That Give You Power", the second one is too redundant, so I would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By mandark
Re: The Google Dance?

Yes, there is an explanation for that. Google tries to personalize your results based on your search and browser history. So when you're logged into a Google account, it has a lot of history for you,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By mandark
Re: New IM.

I would suggest learning the ropes before looking into purchasing a website that's already doing well.. because you might accidentally ruin it. Try starting your own website first, and playing around...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By mandark
Re: Article Marketing

To echo others, don't worry about it. Outsourcing is a good idea in situations like yours if you have the money for it. Worst case scenario, they steal your keywords, and you have one more competitor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By mandark
Re: How to put a "Print This Page" on a site

Quick google search yielded:

Print Button (http://javascript.about.com/library/blprint.htm)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By mandark
Re: Where to get content?

Freelance sites like Fiverr, ELance, and ODesk allow you to hire people who want to write for you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By mandark
Re: How do I know if what I am doing is 'working' with my article marketing?

There are a lot of factors involved here.

1. I'd say check your clickthrough rate on your EZA articles (in the statistics section). That helps you see how effective your articles are at driving...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By mandark
Re: Information Overload!!! How To Get Ranked #1 On Google....Really?

It's not about it being a "secret" - it's about it taking time and effort.

The easier part is optimizing your content: choose your keywords properly, get ~5% keyword density in your main content,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By mandark
Re: Avoid Getting Burned On Your Next Website Purchase

Good recommendations. I have always been too fearful of buying an expensive website because I am always afraid I will be scammed - because even when taking precautions it is possible..
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,262
Posted By mandark
Re: Fiverr Gigs Not Selling

You can look in the 'requests' bar on the lower right hand side of your section (ie the Writing or Programming or w/e section): if someone is requesting your product, send them a private message...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By mandark
Re: Protecing My E-mail Address

Options:

1. Use a contact form instead of a contact link. Forms written in PHP, for example, make webscrapers miss the e-mail part. For this I recommend Bell (BellOnline - Free PHP form mailer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By mandark
Re: Dont try to build you IM in one day.

Very true. With all this information out there (build your own site! promote affiliate products in lots of niches! start your own business! write ebooks!) it's almost difficult for an eager newbie to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By mandark
Re: I hate when I go to a website or blog and find this on their "About" page..

That's actually a common ideology in the programming world.. if your users are making mistakes, your UI isn't good enough to point them in the right direction.

That's not to say there are no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By mandark
Re: Are you kind enough to criticize me?

Obviously there are the grammatical and spelling errors, only some of which others have pointed out (use MS Word spellchecker or a proofreader.. bad grammar is a turnoff for many customers).
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By mandark
Re: Google #1 Spot Traffic Estimates?

The other posters are correct on numbers 1, 2, and 4.

Obviously the answer to #3 is not completely known, but to contribute what I have heard and read, it is about 50%.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By mandark
Re: Help needed: What should I do with my niche dating affiliate site?

I'd say it depends on where your interests lie - all the things you mentioned are viable options.

I don't think I can help you choose the right option for you, but I can give you some things to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mandark
Re: What is Wrong with my Website

One reason people might not be signing up for the free report is that there is too much text describing it. Where it says "Please enter your name and e-mail to receive your FREE 15 page report on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By mandark
Tip: Just starting Adwords? Get $100 of ads free!

Hey all,

I signed up for Google Adwords a week ago, and it was nothing special: put in my website, confirmed my e-mail, etc. But I didn't set up a campaign, because I wasn't sure what I wanted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By mandark
Made my first non-Fiverr sale!!

As silly as it feels to be this excited about a single sale, I am. I have made sales through Fiverr and similar sites, but this is the first one I have made through my own website. Huzzah!

The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,606
Posted By mandark
Re: Is there anything wrong on buying .info domains?

Other posters are correct that .info sites will absolutely not affect your SEO ranking.

However, a .info site often carries a negative connotation of being low-quality. This is obviously not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By mandark
Re: Website, is this a good deal? or say no

I wouldn't have taken that deal either - though the guy sounds reasonable about maintenance and not having you pay until you make money, I'd say 3K is way too much to pay for web design.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mandark
Re: Plugin for selling different products

I say direct them to a unique download page which uses a GUID. For example, if the GUID generated were e1198374-8298-4fd4-b29a-3f2ba9f58408, then route them to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By mandark
Re: Main page not ranking, other pages are.. [NEED HELP]

If it is literally NOWHERE in the search results, try manually submitting your main page to the search engine (for example, Add your URL to Google (http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl) for...
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