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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Interesting twist to article writing - offline!

I have to disagree with the OPs comments on consumers not responding to ezines. If you are in a specific niche, you are there for a reason - interested consumers - right? Well, in my experience,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,319
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Hubpages not allowing Clickbank affiliate links anymore aaaaaaggggghhhh!

When you guys "disguise" your affiliate links (in an outright attempt to violate the rules), you will be found out when their editors click on the link and find that they've been underhandedly served...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,319
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Hubpages not allowing Clickbank affiliate links anymore aaaaaaggggghhhh!

Why is it sh|tty that Hubpages is trying to stay competitive and keep your content in the search engine rankings? Would you not do the same thing if your site was in jeopardy of losing what you had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,785
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: List Of Article Directories Page Rank 5-10 & Alexa Rank

Yea - page rank and Alexa ratings don't mean much these days IMO. I have a directory that gets consistent 1st page rankings for all sorts of different articles - but my home page page rank is zero (I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Are Wiki Sites Profitable?

I think that for wiki sites, you're going to have to want to create it to educate your industry above wanting to make money. You will have to build content, grow your community of editors and market...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article Submission Services - What Do You Choose?

LOL - that made me laugh.

But seriously, what percentage of people who are looking for spinners are going to do all of that - much less even spend the time to read it.

Oh, and as for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article Submission Services - What Do You Choose?

That's another HUGE issue I have, Alexa. "Do anything you want to and damn the other person's site you're about to spam!"

I hate that attitude. It's selfish, rude and it has cost me hundreds of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article Submission Services - What Do You Choose?

None of them are good anymore because you are doing it for a ton of backlinks, right?

Are you unaware that Google recently devalued links from article directories?

With the dozens/hundreds...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Any Good Free Article Writing Software Out There?

If you're serious about building a business, then don't even go there!

You take short cuts, you lose. You sacrifice quality for speed and time, you lose. You buy $3 articles, you lose.

You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Alternative to EzineArticles

I have - in great detail as a matter of fact.

The funny thing is that both of the sites he said to trust him about have been hit very, very hard by Google since the last week of February.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Alternative to EzineArticles

There's another blanket statement.

Not all article directories were affected by Panda negatively.

You're correct though, when you say that the links are not valued much anymore - but that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,534
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Alternative to EzineArticles

A lot of directories have been majorly slapped by Google over the last couple of months.

Everyone keeps mentioning ArticlesBase. They were one of the hardest hit sites in both Panda updates...as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,362
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: How do writers make a living?

Most professional writers provide their services to a specific set of quality business clients. They learn the industry, they maintain close, daily contact with their clients, they have pinpoint...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: is it a good idea to rewrite articles?

Rewrites that are 100% original are not rewrites - they're simply writes, wouldn'tcha say? LOL
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Allen Graves
The Importance Of Proofreading Your Article or Website Copy!

It is so vitally important to have copy on your website in perfect English, with absolutely NO spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.

A page full of English mistakes can turn a potential...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,223
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: How many articles per day to be successful?

It's pretty much all been said. Let us know what you decide - some of us will be very interested in what you decide to do and what your results are.

For me, personally, I am only writing about 1...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Density of keywords in an Article!!

Keyword density is such a small part (in my opinion) of the overall ranking algorithms that I truly believe it doesn't really matter much at all. Write your content with the midset of impressing the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Is this what is killing article matketing?

Nobody, not even Google, has said that the articles are not being indexed.

Be careful not to confuse indexing/ranking with passing page authority.

The articles are still being indexed and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Is this what is killing article matketing?

Hi Alexa! Well said. Keep the good information coming!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Is this what is killing article matketing?

The problem with "article marketing" in the Internet marketing industry started back around 2003. Back then, article marketing was just that - marketing.

Slowly but surely, people began realizing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,658
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: No Change in Ezinearticles Policy

Hi Tim,

I love it - there's a war a comin'! These next few months are truly gonna be a riot...one way or the other.

Should be fun! Let's all be careful though. One small mistake and we could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,658
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: No Change in Ezinearticles Policy

That was a great post, Bill. I will "second" everything you explained.

This brings up a point that a lot of article marketers fail to remember too. You have to strive to submit the PERFECT...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article marketing - content syndicators don't care if it's published elsewhere too, right?

Hi everybody, thanks.

Hi Bill - I like to think of it as Google leveling the article marketing playing field.

I am compiling info from several other content publishing sites I have been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article marketing - content syndicators don't care if it's published elsewhere too, right?

In the past, they were mostly looking for the best content, regardless of whether it was published elsewhere. After all, they are grabbing it from a site...where it is published elsewhere, right? :-)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,120
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article Marketing - Here's Some COUNTER-intuitive Advise

Great post - but I think it should also be said that you should not FAKE being an expert. This is very dangerous and can get you into trouble. Yes, I know that isn't what drmani meant, but I also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: How best to maximize traffic with article directories?

To save time, I will simply agree with what Alexa has said in this thread.

Hey there Alexa.

She genuinely knows what she is talking about when it comes to article marketing, she is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,160
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article Marketing?

I had a huge reply to all of the posts above, but I deleted it.


Guys and gals, just watch out who's advice you take. Some of the posts in this thread (and a few other AM threads here lately)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Average Article CTR

This should be interesting. Can't wait to hear the results!

What kind of CTRs are you seeing cheece?

Allen
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th May 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,704
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Looking for advice on Unique Article Wizard

Chief,

Actually, what you just stated is awesome advice...whether you use a submission service or not!

Even if you do it manually and only submit to a handful of sites, you can easily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,074
Posted By Allen Graves
The Great Article Marketing Clickthrough Rate Debate - How To Get a 50% CTR On All Of Your Articles!

Warriors,

For years I have sat back and watched people boast some seriously high overall click-through rates on their article marketing campaigns. I'm talking upwards of 50-75%. These marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Ezine CTR question

Hi Tim - how the heck are ya?!

Looks like we both posted something at the same time that I have been wanting to say for a while.

I have watched people here and elsewhere online boast a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Allen Graves
Article Marketing Forgotten Benefit - Building Trust and Credibility!

To those considering or running an article marketing campaign,

A whole lot of you know that article marketing can bring you some killer traffic and backlinks to your website, but a whole lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Allen Graves
Using Specific Colors In Your Web Design Process

I always knew that using specific colors could help with your website. Certain colors provoke certain feelings in people...yet could be different across cultures.

Anyhow, I ran across this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Autopost only Relevant Press Releases from RSS Feed - How?

Yes, I run it locally and upload it every day. I use a winbatch-type script to do this for me automatically before I wake up every morning.

Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Autopost only Relevant Press Releases from RSS Feed - How?

I use "EasyRSSMixer" from ExtraLabs software.

Cheap, very simple and effective.

As an example, I am using a news feed for my entire city, but stripping out and publishing only the feed items...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By Allen Graves
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Should all article marketing threads be relegated to a sub forum

Actually, traditional article marketing has nothing to do with mass submitting and/or spamming or anything like that. Back...WAYYYY back, we used to have to be interviewed and provide example...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,896
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: What's the primary goal of article marketing ??????

I think you asked the wrong question.

The primary goal of article marketing depends on you and your own personal goals.

Perhaps you should have asked what the primary BENEFIT of article...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th April 2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,130
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: SEO Linkvine = MyArticleNetwork (AMA)?

This opens today at NOON EST I think.

From my recent experience and case studies involving article syndication and proper spinning, I am going to try this out and see what kind of results I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Any idea where I can get free prizes?

Let me know if you want more contestants too, I have a list of thousands of dog lovers. I know you are legit so I wouldn't mind mentioning it to them! :-)

Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,953
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: What would you do if a "guru" didn't pay your invoice?

LMAO.

I think #3 would hit him where it hurts the most! :D

Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,128
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Best Article Distribution Service?

Actually, there are more article directory owners becoming serious about their directories right now than I have seen since 2006. There was a large gap where most directory owners didn't give a crap...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,128
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Best Article Distribution Service?

I think that Womens Health would defintely be better than whatever other category you could choose.

Take a tour of a few of the popular article directories and you'll quickly see the main...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,128
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Best Article Distribution Service?

Nice post areaK.

I like your attitude a lot.

But you know what I liked the most? You gave a real-life example - something that other people around here never do.

Giving an example will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: What is a good amount of traffic?

Some people will contest that the more traffic you get, the better off you will be.

But that is not necessarily the case.

If I were offered 100,000 random visitors a day vs. 100 targeted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,399
Posted By Allen Graves
Are You A Complainer? There's The Frickin' Door!

OK, you know who I am talking about...

The guy that has done nothing but complain about everything since he bought your product or joined your site.

The lady who consistently sends you emails...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Article Back Linking Question

Its not the amount of places your article is published, Glenn.

It's where the articles are published.

If you are getting your articles published at low-rate, bottom-feeding, unkept article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,220
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: why are there so many bad article writers?

Website-Articles.net Article Ghostwriter Central - Find Top-Quality Article Ghostwriters (http://www.website-articles.net/ghostwriters.html)

Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,021
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Really SICK, HOT, & RELEVANT Marketing NICHES WHICH NO ONE IS Taking Advantage Of On EzineArticl

LMAO - there's nothing to get here people. Can't you see what's going on?

<putting on gas mask due to heavy odor>

I think its only appropriate that my wife is cooking Tilapia for dinner.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Problem with Article Friendy article directory

I have been running multiple article directories using multiple scripts on multiple domains for multiple years. LOL I'm even running a very popular html (no script) version right now.

Let's just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,134
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: What would you do about this thief?

Innovation is fun and exciting - but it can also get you into heaps of trouble if you're not careful. (Business trouble, not legal trouble)

You have to ALWAYS be thinking one step ahead of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,134
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: What would you do about this thief?

You keep saying its not about the money...you don't care about the money.

WHY NOT?!!!!

I don't care if it was a flat nickel and I had Bill Gates' bank account - if someone makes money off my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Death of article marketer - contentcrooner.com or distributeyourarticles.com?

Troy,

I am starting to wonder if there is some sort of an aging process in the whole algorithm thingamajobber. Where they devalue backlinks as they get older - at least from lower-tier sites.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Allen Graves
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: Death of article marketer - contentcrooner.com or distributeyourarticles.com?

Mass article distribution is a thing of the past as far as I am concerned.

Today, you need to utilize other (free) services and social networks in order to promote your articles effectively and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Allen Graves
Re: As my articles get better, my CTR goes down...

I'd concentrate more on sales conversions than CTR.

But I am wondering if you have tried writing another crappy article to see if it gets a higher CTR - or if you are just assuming that better...
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