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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By markowe
Re: Do Amazon review sites still work?

Yes, Amazon review sites are absolutely viable, but the thing is, 99% of new people go right out and try to make an "Amazon site". They will knock up 5 pages of low-quality content, immediately stuff...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By markowe
Re: Google is fascinated with my site but hasn't indexed any pages yet except the static ones

OK, I think I will probably post on this thread for the last time, but just to update you. So I started this site back in spring 2017, gradually creating hundreds of thousands of pages of - not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th November 2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By markowe
Re: Google is fascinated with my site but hasn't indexed any pages yet except the static ones

Sure, here is the whole thing - as you can see Google has been crawling in the thousands of pages on a daily basis, that was the weird thing about it taking so long to start indexing:
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By markowe
Re: Google is fascinated with my site but hasn't indexed any pages yet except the static ones

Update - well finally, Google started indexing my product pages,
after, what 6 months or more? You've just got to be persistent... Oh, and the big jump happened the exact day I switched to https -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,853
Posted By markowe
Re: How can a poor english speaking guy do internet marketing in US?

Nah, I was backing you up - you basically summarised the whole point, why focus on content? MOST people's content won't cut it anyway. I have a UK University Arts education, I am a professional...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,853
Posted By markowe
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,853
Posted By markowe
Re: How can a poor english speaking guy do internet marketing in US?

To clarify my comments earlier, I am involved in the language profession on a daily basis, I am a qualified English teacher too, and I can categorically say that it is an extremely long and difficult...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,853
Posted By markowe
Re: How can a poor english speaking guy do internet marketing in US?

I love your sentence "while sexing beach with beauties" - that pretty much says it all about the gurus :D.

I don't have any great tips for you but I want to say I think you are thinking the right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 629
Posted By markowe
Re: Audiobooks vs. E-books: If You Could Choose Only One, Which One?

Both, depending on the situation. I don't like audiobooks if I don't have to listen to them as the pace is too slow. eBooks can be taken everywhere and you can grab a few minutes to read even while...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By markowe
Re: How to set up a membership access page for your product Please HELP!

People will probably recommend various membership site solutions to you. Most of the main ones are pretty good, it's a matter of preference. I have been using Digital Access Pass (DAP) for years, as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By markowe
Re: Please tell me one way for how to build Wikipedia backlink

You need to have an authoritative site that can be linked from Wikipedia (I doubt if you do). Otherwise your link will just get removed. Unless you manage to sneak it on to some crappy article that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By markowe
Re: Advice for SEO friendly URL structure

I mean, you might consider not having a structure at all, and each hotel just having its own page. Because the URL is not supposed to be a "filter" - otherwise you would end up with multiple URLs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 295
Posted By markowe
Re: Using Clickbank as payment processor for a WSO - pros, cons, and how to do it?

That's actually probably the best advice so far :). Thanks for your other comments too!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 295
Posted By markowe
Re: Using Clickbank as payment processor for a WSO - pros, cons, and how to do it?

Well, I would have two sales pages, the one on my website and the WSO thread. I would duplicate the product, so on my "regular" sales page the full price would continue to be the full price, but the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By markowe
Re: Internet Traffic Can And Will SHUT You Down

Yeah, I got the famous Adsense ban a few years ago, almost certainly through no fault of my own (was making decent-quality sites, not engaging in ANY sort of fraud), it was a big blow, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 295
Posted By markowe
Re: Using Clickbank as payment processor for a WSO - pros, cons, and how to do it?

Gotcha - thanks. That simplifies things a lot. If I ever decide to pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap then I will go with W+ or whatever.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By markowe
Re: Need Writer To Create Summary of Business Book

Of course, just be very careful. Look for established writers - you pay for what you get, you really do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By markowe
Re: Need Writer To Create Summary of Business Book

Hard to say, depends a little on the length of the original too. I mean, if it's a 1000-page book, condensing that down to 5000 words is somewhat more involved than condensing 8000 words down to 5000...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By markowe
Re: Missing In Action..... So What's Changed!

Same here, been out of the loop for a few years. I notice what has changed is that this forum has really gone downhill. The forums are full of low-quality spam threads/comments (go see the SEO...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 625
Posted By markowe
Re: What is blog commenting..?

Yes, especially if you use a random name with a few random numbers added like 123, and add nothing to the conversation, that helps your backlinks no end.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 625
Posted By markowe
Re: What is blog commenting..?

I've been out of SEO for a few years, busy with other stuff. And it blows my mind that people are still trying to rank their websites with blog comments - especially SPUN, spam comments!!

Got one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,332
Posted By markowe
Re: Proud Clickbank Vendors Please Read!

Just tried it:

http://i.imgur.com/WKye6AA.jpg
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,332
Posted By markowe
Re: Proud Clickbank Vendors Please Read!

On a side note, did you get the green light from Clickbank for a $197 product? As far as I know right now the price limit is $50, you have to get some sort of special dispensation for higher-priced...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By markowe
Re: Neil Patel's $100,000 per month challenge - Month 1

There was a reason why "follow my progress" threads used to be banned - because it is very easy to start one, but few people see them through, let alone actually succeed in them. Let's see, eh?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By markowe
RE: Would anyone find a Wordpress plugin like this useful?

Yukon (long time no see dude!) - I believe you are right, but this is not scraping, it's using their API to promote THEIR products, which is the whole point of it. It only uses the data that Amazon...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By markowe
RE: Would anyone find a Wordpress plugin like this useful?

Steve, I also looked through those and what I noticed was pretty much all of them either relied on some kind of subscription service to aggregate product data, they didn't actually compare third...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By markowe
Re: Your First Product Launch

Personally, to immediately give a different view, I have avoided the "big product launches" as I just don't want to go that route - too much exposure, too much risk, too many customers to support at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th August 2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By markowe
Re: Anybody Ranking With Spun Content After Recent Updates?

Sounds like a variation on something I asked about a few months back and got muted responses: database sites pulling in data from different sources and mashing them together into something unique,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By markowe
Re: E-book translaton cost?

Yep, and they will ALL do a crap job, whoever you hire. Especially as we are talking about a work of fiction - if you are going to translate fiction you need to have some sort of track record as a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By markowe
Simple way to reduce refunds

I found that I could get a good reduction in the refund rate for my product/s by adding an auto-responder email on day two or three (you would have to determine exactly when is the best time) saying...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By markowe
Re: How to know whether a site is penalized by google?

There is no clear-cut way to find out, just as there is usually no way to be 100% sure that Google has actually penalised any site (unless, possibly, you already control it, and have it hooked up to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,400
Posted By markowe
Re: Monetizing a Private Blog Network

Yes, no big secret, you just mix up your affiliate offers, and also check which big networks do not generate affiliate links with a unique publisher ID in them.

Just for example, in Amazon, you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By markowe
Re: Whats the Solution for Google Analytics "Not Provided" Data ?

No solution :) It's kind of going to make things interesting in the future...

Add a search box to your site and tell people to type what they were looking for? :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By markowe
Re: Clickbank and Google PPC

Yeah, that's the thing I am not sure about - they definitely won't approve your ad if it links direct to the offer (unless you are really lucky), but with landing pages it just all seems to depend on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By markowe
Re: Clickbank and Google PPC

They won't ban you, they just won't approve your ad. If they approve your ad, then knock yourself out! As I understand it, they won't allow multiple ads promoting the same CB (or any other) offer. I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By markowe
Re: Bought a few aged domains with PR is it ok to add google analytics ?

No probs. Cool thing is you can set up one install of it somewhere on a subdomain of yours, or even just a subfolder, and run all your sites off it. It's only if you start having really heavy traffic...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By markowe
Re: Bought a few aged domains with PR is it ok to add google analytics ?

DON'T, there is no point, it's not worth the risk, I can't think of any good reason to do so unless you wanted to flip them or something and needed stats.

There are plenty of SERVER-SIDE stats...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By markowe
Re: Redirect or live site on dodgy expired domain?

Funnily enough I am looking at the dropped domain of a politician. Yes, you know it's a politician because of the context of the existing backlinks, but heck, it's not exactly a very distinctive name...
Forum: Programming 19th September 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By markowe
Re: How Long Would It Take Me To Learn Enough Programming To Start Earning?

Yeah, no clients, you want to be able to write a basic website yourself that will bring you money, and that is NOT all that difficult, especially if you can leverage a few APIs - fetching Google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,112
Posted By markowe
Re: Sorry to be a skeptic

Wordpress plugins. Simple to code, can be something pretty basic to begin with, that meets a need. Try this Google search: https://www.google.com/search?&q=%22is+there+a+wordpress+plugin+that%22
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th August 2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By markowe
Re: An Oldie but Goodie -Putting Tiered link building on Steroids and How Tools That Record Sites Ro

Nice. I've done this a few times, though as I am not really building networks I didn't do much with the technique. I liked authority sites with lists of "Useful resources", that link to other high...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th August 2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,035
Posted By markowe
Re: I can no longer resist the temptation! (P0RN) :D

You will grow hair on the palms of your hands and go blind.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By markowe
Re: Digital Access Pass - must upgrade ($60) for continued PayPal support?

We-e-e-ll, depends. I have a different model for the software I sell. I would never charge for a critical update on which functionality depended, it wouldn't sit right with me. The DAP guys put out...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,496
Posted By markowe
Re: Adsense account disapproved : Site does not comply with Google policies

...and then put Adsense on your disapproved site and get banned straight away.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By markowe
Re: Allowing Comments on an Authority site - Good or Bad?

I am really not sure if we have the same definition of "authority site". One of the key aspects of an "authority site" in my opinion (and experience) is user participation. You want your site to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,849
Posted By markowe
Banned from Adsense with $1500 unpaid - for earning too much?!

Well, another one bites the dust - me this time. I have always known Adsense is a risky proposition so I wasn't completely surprised when I received the dreaded notice the other day, not because I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By markowe
Re: Apply for eBay Partner Network What do I need it?

The main reasons I see for people getting refused for EPN is, to be honest, that their sites suck. Not saying that's the case here :). But I've seen people put up cookie-cutter PLR sites about solar...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By markowe
Re: How to know if the links are built automatically or manually

The WAY the links were made is really irrelevant. Quality is what counts. There is no definite way to tell the difference, but you can usually guess. If it's poorly spun generic crap that is a good...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By markowe
If you are aiming to make a $5-a-day Adsense site, you have to understand this.

Just thought I'd throw this out there: I keep a close eye on my different Adsense sites and one thing you realise when you've been monetising with Adsense for a while is that there is often no rhyme...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,409
Posted By markowe
Re: Recommend a rank tracking tool

I'm not sure if people appreciate that any SERP tracker that runs off your own PC is very likely to be unreliable - so many results are personalised in so many ways by Google these days, that you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,738
Posted By markowe
Re: If You're Not Using a "SILO" structure in SEO... You Better Start

Woah, wait up.

Firstly, someone having 500 posts on a forum does NOT them an expert make ! I think this forum is proof enough of that :-D.

Second, your site looks fine to me, at first glance I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By markowe
Re: WHAT NOW?!

What I am trying to say is, right now the traffic you are getting might just be people browsing Answers, they might not even be looking for the answer to the question you have answered (What is the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,362
Posted By markowe
Re: Authority Website Structure - Copy Me or Make Suggestions!

Sounds like you are saying what I jokingly suggested above - write a single page and blast it with links?

It just makes no sense though to disregard internal linking and structure, not if you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By markowe
Re: Panda - Reducing Bounce Rate by splitting up long articles

Retsek seems to know more about the rel=next/prev tags than me, but if I can chime in on the "splitting up articles", definitely, I have reduced bounce rate that way. In fact I did it on my homepage...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By markowe
Re: WHAT NOW?!

Hang on, where are your referrals coming from? If only 10% of your traffic is coming from organic search I am guessing you are getting social traffic - social traffic converts pretty badly, so your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By markowe
Re: 2Yr old PR4 static site starts blogging massively and loses rankings for ALL keywords.

All-in-One SEO fixes that AFAIK. And it lets you "noindex" archive pages too, so that should fix that.

As for stuffing their blog with scraped content, whatever possessed them..?
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