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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,279
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Is what I'm doing dishonest?

Dishonest? Probably not. It's a grey area I'd guess. More importantly, how much money can you possibly make doing this? I can't imagine it's worth the time, unless you're really, really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Overcoming Information Overload/Shiney Objects

The fact that you're even asking about this stuff is pretty important to begin with. That being said, the only advice I'll give you....take action. If you're literally just starting, what does that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Backlinks for youtube videos?

Personally, I don't think backlinks help on the video front nearly as much as they do elsewhere. I find that user metrics like the amount of time people spend on your channel and the % of people who...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Guest post backlinks

Backlinks are still important. Without knowing both the niche, as well as the sites you're looking at posting on....it's hard to say exactly how valuable they're going to be.

If it's on an hour...
Forum: Social Media 17th June 2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,044
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: How to promote Youtube Channel?

The nice thing about Youtube, it's the 2nd largest search engine around. I find that mostly, the channel markets itself, if you're producing decent stuff.

Uninteresting videos that don't rank on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,523
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Wow..... What Happened to This Forum?

I think it's just busier, so the good stuff gets a bit watered down so to speak. I still find plenty of good advice here, it just takes a bit longer to find.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,086
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Blogging - The Great Marketing Equalizer

I'll give you my best advice about blogging.

Remember Nike's old slogan: Just Do It.

Yes, Just Do It.

We can all give you our recommendations and hints, but what works incredibly well in one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: is it worth to be amazon seller ?

What do you make? If you're competing with thousands of people for the same product....probably not so much worth it.

BUT, if you have a line of your own products and you're willing to put in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Does it count as syndication if a major site links to you?

Depends on how the link was created. As an example, I was quoted in a grandparents.com article a few weeks back and evidently the article is published a number of places, including the Huffington...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th June 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,617
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Tools For Checking Daily Visitors

Why are you scared of Google's tracking code? Seriously, even if you're spamming....they give you plenty of valuable info and quite frankly, that tracking code doesn't give them any (or much at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: blogging or listbuilding which one is lucrative

Personally speaking and others have articulated this as well, they go hand in hand. Really, there's no reason to not do both. A high quality blog, will help increase the % of people that opt into...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Multiple links linking to your home page on every page of your site -& the SEO effect

If you're using internal links....why do it like that? Contextual links work a hell of a lot better on all platforms, including your own.

Why not focus on that then?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Content Marketing

One thing I do wish people talked about more in this space....good content does create a ton of good links by itself. Sure, link building does bring in more links.....but for all the conversation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: What Would You Do With 5 Dollars?

Buy a coffee on a way to a Meetup group about online marketing, with the intention of making a new friend that you can collaborate with.

Seriously, $5 won't get you anything of value, but you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: How long usually you can see result from SEO services?

About a month from the time a link is added (in my experience).

For a complete SEO hire or company, they tend to kill some time at the beginning and then actually get to work, so you'll see 3-6...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Video is addictive....

They're pretty quick to make too which I appreciate as well.

I doubt your click through rate stays that high over the long (hell, great if it does though) but I do see pretty high click rates...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: what advice for a newbie in the Net...The jungle of informations here and there

You don't have to work in English-your own site can be in your native tongue.

The market is likely smaller, but it's also likely much easier to rank.

Hell, I wish my Spanish was better for IM.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Penalized By Google Question? (really need advice)

Do you have Webmaster Tools on the site? If so, you'll know with 100% accuracy, if there is a manual penalty.

Algo penalties are more complicated to be sure, but you can work through some details...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Internet Marketing with Blog Commenting

Generally, yes it works. Comments on high traffic blogs within your niche will drive traffic-it isn't really all that complicated....write something insightful, interesting etc. If you know what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,574
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Must you have a Blog

Oh sure-you don't 100% NEED it. But, SEO is a hell of a lot easier if you actually write a blog. Like a ton easier
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,314
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Do you need to focus on a niche?

It all depends-a more personal blog brings up a question of: why you? What's interesting about your perspective? What's unique?

I do wish you'd be more specific with your writing plans so people...
Forum: Social Media 1st June 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Is Twitter any good for finding customers

Hang out in different places on Twitter, if all you're finding are sales pitches.

Seriously, the fun part of the social network, is the social aspect to it. Talk about stuff related to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Product Creation before affiliate marketing?

What are you selling? Is your product IM related? If so, yeah, results count for more than promises.

That being said, most brick/mortar business starts first with an idea then gets onto affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Can I publish restaurants data

Believe stuff like that depends on where you live, at least legally. That being said, if it's publicly available information like their business details only-stuff that's accessible at the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: does it matter if you backlink to your home page or other pages on your site?

I try to not make it so complicated. Keyword density, link ratio's etc etc. If you're building links, yes you'll want them to go to a range of pages.

When people write about my wine business,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Matt Cutt leaves google....

I don't think any SEO should be happy about this-Cutts, compared to basically everyone else at Google really did try and answer questions. We can all gripe about their openness, but at least there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,224
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Why Google Gives First Priority To Wikipedia?

They don't but Wikipedia does so much well.

First, they internal link the CRAP out of everything. There's something to learn there I think for most of us.

Second, it's a user based community...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Cost of a review site? $$$$?

Why not get a decent Wordpress theme and then upload what you've written and see if you can rank anything before spending more cash out of pocket? (note, get your own domain for it though)

You can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Guest Posting is Beneficial ?

It depends.

Look, if you have a chance to write something for a blog in your niche, or a highly respected niche site that's similar to yours (as an example, I own a wine business, so travel is...
Forum: Social Media 28th May 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,316
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Youtube Rocks? Nah

You're wrong.

Seriously, if you were my 4 year old....I'd say that's a bad attitude to have. Video's can gain views a number of different ways and without some more information on your niche,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,506
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Craigslist Crisis

Flagged is a human action, right? Having your URL, may seem somewhat underhanded if there isn't a clickable link right? Think about the perspective of a regular user!

Given the history of AirBNB,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Blogging network for posting articles?

What exactly are you looking for? Is this a free backlink type thing, or something else? With some more detail, I am sure you'll get a wider range of answers-
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 946
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: About bounce rate.

Those 2 are mutually exclusive I am afraid.

A bounce rate of 70% is high, perhaps, depending on the nice, incredibly high.

Most likely, your content isn't that good. Have you tried adding a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Keyword Density?

I'm going to call BS on the whole keyword density being important these days. Seen too many pages rank extremely well, with keyword density all over the map.

I think we've moved beyond this type...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: My PBN sites are not index?

4 articles? Um, maybe it's just me....but a real blog wouldn't be concerned after 4 articles. Write some more, you know, like a real blog and see if they're indexed at that point.

Are there any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,062
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: A Plea For Help.

So that's just the thing about making money online. If you're going to follow exactly what others enjoy doing, you're likely going to hate it. I make a handful of videos, but I write a few thousand...
Forum: Social Media 23rd May 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: How I promote my site - Tell me some ideas

Have you tried working with either some of the high traffic sites or blogs in your niche? I'm sure, there are tons of active communities around online gaming. Reach out and see what they say.
...
Forum: Social Media 23rd May 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: How to Syndicate Blog Post to Go Viral?

If you're hoping to "submit" your blog post, to have it go viral....isn't that not exactly the way that something does go viral?

I mean, something going viral means that it's getting shared more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: What's up with the Wikipedia Mafia?

Wikipedia is a big enough site....it's got it's own culture. I don't know much about getting an entire article written, but I can attest that adding a link to something you've written...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,574
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Must you have a Blog

No reason not to right? I mean, writing is easy enough and the internal linking options can help you rank pretty well by itself.

A few years ago I would think you have gotten away without a blog,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Google De-indexing PBNs Again?

Oh yeah-you're going to out smart everyone else trying to set up a PBN. Think about what they're doing, versus what you're going to do.

If you do everything the same way that everyone else...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Link Building on PBNs vs Web2.0's - Is it Different?

A small bit of input here: not sure I'd go this route in 2015.

Internal linking works better than most people around here give it credit for and the Web 2.0 folks don't seem shy about deleting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: How to Get Affiliates for My Manufacturing Business

Having run an affiliate program myself for about 5 years now (our top end sale is about $3k, so not in the same ballpark, but we're not talking $5 ebooks either).

I wouldn't run it on my own...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,652
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: An awesome place to find backlinks

Well.....doesn't this sound a lot like say, Build My Rank....or any number of other networks? I mean, anything with link building that is described as "simple" is going to be suspect long term.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Personal Branding & Pseudonyms

As others have said, if you're super worried about it, use a business name. My last name is pronounced exactly 0% of the time correctly....but I wouldn't worry about it.

In the age of Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Blocking the back button?

It's a terrible idea. Seriously, can you put yourself in the shoes of someone who found your site.....for like a second?

Who cares about what a SEO guy says about the short term....is that any way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: How To Charge?

I wouldn't make the bookeeping that complicated.

If it's really a friend, or a business contact you've had for a while and assuming that you'll make the friend a decent deal compared to a stranger...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: articles on premium news sites

You'll have to look around a bit-there's also job boards where writers are looking for paid gigs.....those are spots to ask, but understand you're pitching in many times, actual, real...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Scalable link building

I think most of the "Scalable" talk comes down to how you're building, or earning those links.

Are they from a piece of viral content? I think Google knows damn well that viral content gets...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Limiting traffic source to specific country. Good idea?

Depends on your product. Looking at some of my South American customers, many of them are US MBA's. Should I tell my campaigns to block them?

If you're paying for ad's....yes, limit it....but...
Forum: Social Media 6th May 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Do direct messages work on Twitter?

No. I think there's some difference between gaining followers and DM. You cannot DM someone out of the blue, so how exactly does one lead to the other?

Personally, I find it better to stay away...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Will this be treated as duplicate content?

Yes. Duplicate content is the same text right? If you have the same text, it needs to be changed
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,495
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: What would you do if you MUST make $100 by tomorrow... Be honest!

The internet doesn't offer immediate returns. I guess you could find writing jobs, but even if you were to write them right now, they wouldn't get approved and paid by tomorrow.

Find something in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd April 2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: I'm Terrible at Linkbuilding! Please Help!

If you can't build external links-focus on internal. They don't work quite as well, but over time they add up as well-
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: YouTube videos

Well, if you read anything about good old Google in the news, you'll notice that they're being investigated in the EU about giving their own properties too much advantage in search results. Youtube...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By MarksWineClub
Re: Solid Backlink Strategy

A lot, quite honestly depends on your niche. I can gain good mentions for my wine site because people seem to enjoy free wine.

I wouldn't focus on what the best type of link happens to be, instead...
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