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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By Edk
Re: How I've Made High Six Figures Online Each Year For the Past 12 Years

I was going to say 'I owe you one.' Possibly a touch more than that. Know that I've bookmarked this post under a label that might embarrass you if you knew what it was.

I am at this time rigging...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Edk
Re: Why being "wishy-washy" at the close can KILL the sale

Shawn, well said. It's the shyness to do with not wanting to put someone on the spot, It may be fear of rejection or some such nonsense. As in asking for a date. All that build-up for nothing! And...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By Edk
Re: My Facebook Ad Account Was Closed! Here's what happened...

The plus is that Facebook seem quite a bit more flexible than Adwords. Let's glory in the plus...
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st March 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Edk
Re: Do You Believe in A Life Purpose?

Yes in a word. I remember doing certain things when I was 4 years old which when done today - allowing for very slight changes - are easily the most successful things I ever do. By successful I speak...
Forum: Copywriting 29th March 2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Edk
Re: Critique Request: Screenwriting Analysis Sales Letter

Tim, I couldn't really look over all the points you mention. A couple of things occur to my mind. If it was my own work and I was revising it, I'd put a full stop after the word Doorstep in the...
Forum: Copywriting 28th March 2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Edk
Re: Looking for a critique with my first WSO copy

Hi Adrian,

here are my suggestions:

I really liked the way the piece starts FACT. That gripped me. I've put some ideas which I would do if I was rewriting my own work. For me it gives it more...
Forum: Copywriting 28th March 2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Edk
Re: Do you think this will help or hurt conversions?

It is a very very good idea. Definitely worthy of a split test or two. Thanks very much Shawn.
Forum: Copywriting 27th March 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By Edk
Re: Getting Started in Copywriting

My experience may only partly be relevant but I'll give it. I began freelance copywriting in the mid-to-late 1990s and had some success with mailshots to local businesses. I followed up my mailing,...
Forum: Copywriting 25th March 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Edk
Re: Please critique my new sales letter.

I feel that either you or your writer ought to make those sentences shorter. Look up 'ideal senence length in gGoogle or Bing.' I hope that helps.
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Edk
Re: Who else want to BRUTALLY destroy my headlines?

OzanK, just as a comment, I trust you're not too used to having your work destroyed or
BRUTALLY destroyed. People who do that will one way or t'other find themselves experiencing 'writer's block.'...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Edk
Re: Nature -vs- Nurture

I wouldn't say anyone can learn it. But you don't have to born with a quill pen in your hand to do a creditable job in copywriting.

To take another field. I know people who have crreditable paper...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Edk
Re: looking for critique / input.

I did scan the page quickly but I got back to the video. My opinion of the page on the merest glance is that there's a lot on the page and I'd prefer if there wasn't so much to attract my attention,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Edk
Re: How do you remove the site's malware?

I do not mean to be redundant here. This information won't be too late for lots of folks. It's helped save my bacon recently. In a word, Malwarebytes. I have this program on my computer as backup to...
Forum: Website Design 20th March 2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Edk
Re: Is Genesis the best and easiest?

Ask the folks at Genesis. I use Genesis myself and the child theme option I've chosen to go with is Prose. Mainly because it's super easy to change the font size with Prose - moreso than with any...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Edk
Re: Help me with a 'hook'

Ty, here's my idea. But it's not based on a hook as such. I suggest you go through your last 50 at least new clients. Analyze how it was they came to you. Maybe the last 100 even. See if there's any...
Forum: Copywriting 18th March 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Edk
Re: What do you think?(critique please)

1. For some reason, I can't resist tempting you with a headline such as: "Who Said There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch?" That would I trust generate enough intrigue to get folks reading on. Having...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Edk
Re: I Ordered From Imran and got supplied by Harold - Bad Move

It raises something that's been nagging at me. I want to use - and have started in fact using - an Anglo sounding name. In fact I'm British living in the UK but my name decidedly doesn't look...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Edk
Re: Looking for Advice

I recall a successful marketer owning up and saying: "during my first three and a half years on-line I didn't make a bean." No one tellls you ALL you need to know to be successful. And that's not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 613
Posted By Edk
Re: Do People love hypes? I think they do what you say?

As has been hinted above it depends on the market. Hype is more effective in some markets than others. This is something you'll just have to test out for yourself - I mean split test - rather than...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th March 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,592
Posted By Edk
Re: Potential client is asking for 2 references of past work..how to handle it?

I've found that if a customer has confidence in me, they don't bother about references. This is from another field though, not offline IM (I'm talking about the building business which I've worked in...
Forum: Copywriting 12th March 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,067
Posted By Edk
Re: Copywriting mentor

OK. This isn't someone on this forum but it's a valuable resource. Bit of an understatement. The link is for Drayton Bird's blog. This is a guy must be in his late 70's and still plying his trade....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By Edk
Re: What variables do you guys look for on a WSO sales page to believe it is good?

I study the seller's profile and I read the reviews. A few warriors seem to endorse any and everything almost. Those products obviously are devalued in my mind. Saying that, the only WSOs I buy have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Edk
Re: Any Suggestion to Improve SEO at my Site

Well, time spent on the page is of course a ranking (SEO) factor. I'll address one point in relation to that: size of print. I find it slightly uncomfortable reading. If the print size were to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th March 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By Edk
Re: what is the maximum backlinks per day your recommend for new site?

When you begin putting backlinks on there be consistent. I've seen figures of 10 a day banded about. Whatever you do, don't ever have 5 one day, 20 the next, nothing for 6 days then 40, then 1 and so...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th March 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Edk
Re: would facebook be ok with this?

It's best to be thoroughly upfront with them. As in scrutinising their terms of service. You don't get away with a lot with FB. Even if your ad gets approved by let's say one of their editorial staff...
Forum: Website Design 7th March 2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Edk
Re: Please help with the design?

For me, having the stars on the side go no further down than the header, would be an improvement. When I'm reading/looking at the site, having the stars in view to left and right of what I'm looking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,243
Posted By Edk
Re: Bad Grammar

It's a little like judging someone on their appearance. There is the point that one doesn't want to be too shallow in one's approach to things and people. But it's impossible not to form some type of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Edk
Re: Disclaimer Question

Witty. Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Edk
Re: Any good ebooks for online/offline marketing?

Zakhar, there's a fantastic reference for you from John Durham on this page:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,387
Posted By Edk
Re: Make $5000 A day? as this true?

Sure you can make a lot of money at this game but it's not a matter of 'grab this product and hey presto.' Another thing: if after you've duly applied a lot of commonsense you still find you've been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Edk
Re: Can People snatch up a domain you're looking at?

I've had this happen with me. Per my own experience it can happen with just about any registrar not just the one that's regularly mentioned as a villain in this regard.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Edk
Re: Disclaimer Question

As this is a legal question - with all the implications of that - your best bet is to get a true legal expert's answer. Someone who is - yes - legally accountable for the answer they give you and...
Forum: Website Design 3rd March 2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Edk
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By Edk
Re: What do you think of the website i made?

I better comment on just one thing. The header needs to be 'chunkier' I'd say. Also 'reversed-out' writing which is what you have in the header is usually a no-no. It's a no-no because it isn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st March 2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Edk
Re: Link building question

I've read most of the replies to you and I'll add one thing that I don't thnk anyone has said. You should also link the pages to each other. Don't overdo this, one link to another page is enough. (So...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,449
Posted By Edk
Re: "NO STRINGS"- FREE OFFLINE REPORT-"The Great Telemarketing War Report" - Make Money Starting NOW

I noted: there is only one person I've observed who in this forum who has more thanks than posts. That's an achievement John D! I just added mine... Oh, and it's a relief seeing reference to God in...
Forum: Copywriting 28th February 2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,523
Posted By Edk
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Thoughts?

I feel that what should hit people right off the bat is your offer. So a challenging headline that grabs them will be more meaningful than the name of the company. I may be wrong so switch them...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th February 2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,791
Posted By Edk
Re: Review my site please!

I half-surprised myself with this. I thought: I can find nothing to fault here at all. And I do always find something. I had to look and look and think though.

There's not much doubt what it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th February 2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Edk
Re: keyword idea help

Try this: [ultra competitive keyword] in [named city]. You can do very well like that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Edk
Re: My first ebook, any tips?

I don't know if I have any particular visual bent and that's clouding my judgment here but I'm wondering if You wouldn't be the best person as far as the illustrations are concerned. No not for...
Forum: Website Design 22nd February 2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,082
Posted By Edk
Re: Can You Review My Website

Can you add a header to it? I was waiting to see the impact it had on me when it loaded.

I look and I'm continually thinking: "is this it? Oh there's the header!"

Brilliant idea and this will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Edk
Re: Can you login to namecheap?

Whenever I have such problems I find that doing a closedown/restart usually fixes things. You could give this a try...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th February 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,740
Posted By Edk
Re: Which webhost do the "big boys" use?

Brad, hopefully this is the answer you need. It was given my by someone who's been through tons of providers - shared, semi-dedicated, level 9 hostgator VPS to fully managed dedicated. My contact...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Edk
Re: Malware Sucks...Have a solution?

I also use Malwarebytes. It came very highly recommended. So it's not free but for the peace of mind, man! it's worth it. Occasionally they do half-price specials but I wouldn't wait for that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Edk
Re: I dont want to waste my time

The only other thing to add is if there are any IMers you could meet up with, that could be useful but I literally don't know the lie of the land in your neck of the woods. When you browse this forum...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Edk
Re: How do improve bounce rate?

You don't say how long your post is. An article that is fr arguments' sake over 500 words, is genuinely interesting - in other words it really does add value - accompanied by a photo as well as...
Forum: Website Design 17th February 2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Edk
Re: Studiopress or Catalyst

Just as a point I have the Genesis/Prose Theme. Genesis is the framework and Prose the 'child' theme - it's one of the many versions you can use. I chose that one because it allows you to alter a...
Forum: Website Design 16th February 2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Edk
Re: Squeeze/Landing Pages

A Squeeze Page is called that because it's designed to squeeze the person's name out of them. You squeeze that out of them in exchange for something else, like a free report or what have you. A...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 15th February 2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By Edk
Re: WordPress or HTML Landing Pages?

My only take on this: my trusty web designer who makes some pretty smart pages for me, and I wouldn't go elsewhere - he opts for HTML pages excusively.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,990
Posted By Edk
Re: Has anyone had a domain named robbed using Godaddy?

I began using Namecheap when someone told me of the aforementioned practice at Godaddy.

(Not just for that reason but I transferred away from them the one domain I had registered there.)

Truth...
Forum: Website Design 13th February 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,026
Posted By Edk
Re: Please review my website

The Header - the first thing I see - just does't grab me at all I'm afraid. My advice is to visit Fiverr.com. Check out guys offering to do headers - look at the various samples shown. So what's your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Edk
Re: Do I sign up social bookmarking sites under my pen name?

Check their terms of service - carefully.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By Edk
Re: Newbie Looking for a Little Guidance

One of the quickest and most effective ways to get going is to market to other marketers. So you're wondering, 'what do I know? - I'm only a newbie.' You may be able to write good articles... for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By Edk
Re: PPC/PPV - how to make money from paid traffic.

Another thing: you can do A LOT worse than get yourself qualified as an Adwords Professional. This is free from Google. Bing do their own version. I am on that right now and I for one speak highly of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Edk
Re: Client insists on me going through gatekeeper, just before closing...

I reckon you did the right thing: no great thinking about it, and 'out the door.' That client is looking for someone he can dither about with. No one needs those customers. Not ever.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Edk
Re: How would you rate this?

There's a lot about it I like. As a split test try capitalising the first letter of every word (more or less) for the copy at the bullet points and see to what extent that makes a difference.
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