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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is it okay to copy other sites photos for our blog?

I can't believe you read the thread and then posted this lie. Jesus.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Majestic SEO Trust flow

It's pretty much irrelevant.

I notice in your link profile on Majestic that you recently lost a number of links which had a high trust flow, so it's more likely to do with that than with your new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Help me decipher the reason behind all these delisted sites.

I experienced a similar problem with some of my client's sites and it turned out that a manual spam penalty had been applied by Google, although nothing showed in WM Tools.

I sent a message...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Karen Barr
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,929
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Do you Hate VIDEO Training?

I hate it with a passion. Here's a few reasons:

My hearing is not 100% and if the sound quality is poor then I find myself having to replay sections constantly, which is very frustrating.

I'm...
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Delete duplicate email addresses

Seems to work fine in my test.

In order to avoid grammatical errors I'd change the wording on the results page slightly:

"There were 4 emails in the original list
There are 3 remaining, so 1...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Could you be infringing on someones trademark with this?

Sunil has covered most of the aspects but here are a couple of other points.

I see you are based in Ireland, so you will primarily be concerned with the Irish Patents Office:
Irish Patents Office...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Permission and screen capture software?

That would fall under the "Fair Use" portion of Copyright law.

I can't imagine ANY company objecting to tutorial videos showing their product, although they might require a clause in your material...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Good Plugin for "Contact Us" form

I'll go away from the pack and give a shout out to Ajax Contact.

They are very flexible, look good and I've never had any conflicts with any other plugin.

Of course you could also use the new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,757
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is this a good article?

I can see the topic is relevant to your overall site content, but the article isn't easy to read. You start off with a brief "history of facebook", which skips around in parts and has some problems...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,419
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is PLR Stores Profitable

If the site you're promoting is the one in your sig, you need to do some heavy copy-editing if you expect to make sales. And I sincerely hope the articles that you're offering are being written by a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th August 2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Link Builder

It really depends on how you want to look at your links.

Automated link building can certainly be effective if you know what you're doing. Using spun content is fine IF you're going to check that...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th July 2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,809
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: SEO fightback - Will it really beat Google?

Ehhh... Some misunderstanding of the nature of the beast, I think.

I joined up yesterday at around midday my time. By 2pm I had all my login details. It took me around an hour to set up the 8...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 15th December 2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By Karen Barr
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Are you struggling to get your website ranked? Did the panda update throw your site to the bears? Help is at hand!

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: I need help with my logo design, slogan, and mission statement. Where to find a branding expert?

A real expert branding team can command fees of thousands of dollars. If you're a new startup on a budget and you already have a rough idea of your slogan and mission, I'd suggest 99designs.com and...
Forum: Website Design 16th November 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Built this site for LIST BUILDING. Please rate it.

I also hate exit popups.

In terms of explaining why you want my email address, you need to state something like "you are subscribing to my list and I will occasionally send you news, tips and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Work you can't get done easily

Video creation, or really high-quality product reviews.
Forum: Website Design 16th October 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,310
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Review my 1st site

You seem to have toned down the colours, but it definitely needs some Xmas themed decorations on there somewhere.

Think about your audience - from the top of my head I would say your main visitors...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Help - How much time for DNS update

I wouldn't usually wait more than 2 hours, but it does depend on several factors. I would give your host a call to verify that everything is okay and you've used the right nameservers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 848
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Cursing in Copy

I think it depends on what you're selling, or what the copy is for.
When I'm writing an article, or sales copy, I don't swear in the same way I wouldn't swear in a professional communication like a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Karen Barr
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 860
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Question for WSO buyers and sellers

I loathe sales videos. The only time I want to see a video is for instructions, and 9 times out of 10 I'd rather read a written tutorial with screenshots, if necessary.

I especially hate when the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th October 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,829
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: SEO Pressor or ClickBump SEO?

I find SEOPressor slows my sites down somewhat since it dynamically decorates the text of posts to add italics and bold type, whereas Clickbump just prompts you to do it. Also, Clickbump can be set...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Blog commenting

Your first question: yes, it's the rank of the page that weights your backlink.

Recently I've tried to look for blogs using commentluv with keywordluv and leave a worthwhile comment with relevant...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Blog Comment Backlinks - TROUBLE!

Unless all the blogs you commented on were hosted at Wordpress.com, then it wont be Wordpress thats banned you. Its more likely that enough webmasters have flagged your comments as spam that your IP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: WP Stat Press

I don't recommend statpress for accuracy. From my own observations it inflates your visitors since it often counts spiders as vists (even with "log spiders" turned off.) I would recommend connecting...
Forum: Website Design 31st August 2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,200
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Check out my girl website :D

Yes, widen the layout for sure, but I like the design.
How are you planning to monetise - with dating offers?
Forum: Website Design 25th August 2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,745
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How Much Do Web Designers Make?

Your attitude is repellent. Just sayin'.
Forum: Website Design 25th August 2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Selling to US and UK

Just a note: be aware that if you have a trademark in your domain name, Amazon.com won't accept you to their program. I've just been through this with a client who had "ipad" as part of his URL....
Forum: Website Design 25th August 2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Selling to US and UK

Use the WP Amazon Associate plugin and it will handle the geo-targeting for you - US customers will see $ and be sent to Amazon.com, UK customers will see £ and be sent to Amazon.co.uk. No need for...
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Thoughts on this web design?

The landing page tells me absolutely nothing about what the site is or does. All I see is a long list of products with small or no images. Total turn-off.

I would focus on getting a landing page...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th August 2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,325
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Have You Heard About The Lastest Traffic Software?

Facebook allows you to make unlimited fan pages under one account. I have three open at the moment. it's no problem with public profile as you get an option when you sign in, "Use Facebook as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Monetizing Your Passion

Start with what you ideally want to create, and then think of a way to monetise it.

You can think small by digging down to the non-competitive keywords, banging out a small site focussed around...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Help!!!

If you are selling via Flippa, can you not use their Escrow service?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: where are my clickbank sales coming from???

If you install the free Statcounter you can track exactly where each visitor came from and how they exited. If you're running WP, Statpress will do the same thing. Both are free, although Statcounter...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: My first sales page

One thing I would definitely add is some before and after photos. People shopping for beauty/weight loss products LOVE those.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is "<product name> review" a buyer keyword?

I would say it's a warm buyer keyword. Not as hot as "product name discount" or "cheapest price product name" but definitely warmer than just the product name alone.

A quick and dirty way to check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Urgent Help Needed On Bogus Callers Saying They're My Site

Hi Jane,

Have you contacted your local Trading Standards office to see what advice they offer? I would make that my first port of call. I'd also consider putting in a call to the FSA (who I assume...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How do you, fellow warriors, handle private Facebook activity vs. business Facebook activity?

Using the list function in facebook handles ths well. Make custom lists and put your real friends in one, colleagues in another, marketing network contacts in another, etc. Then whenever you post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,501
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: New to this forum, UK based

Hello from the East Midlands :)



Yes, in a nutshell.

I'm guessing you haven't created a website before? Does the program you're following give you instructions on how to get started?
Forum: Website Design 7th June 2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Newbie here, and need feedback on my website design

I don't think google will approve it for adsense. they are stupidly squeamish about having flesh on display.

I like your layout, and your stats are great for the amount of time it's been up. How...
Forum: Website Design 3rd June 2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How to allow visitors to post questions on the homepage of a wordpress blog.

I would probably do this with a plug-in. Just search plug-ins for "FAQ", and adapt the one that looks nicest. Some of them come with shortcodes, but I'd look for one that has a whole section or page...
Forum: Website Design 2nd June 2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,863
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Where to start - from scratch or template?

It's always easiest to start from a template, even if it's just the very basics.
Forum: Website Design 2nd June 2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Aligning Table Contents

By default, in HTML tables shrink to the exact size of the text unless you over-ride this behaviour.

You can use "Cellpadding" or "cellspacing" to add a margin inside or outside the cells.

You...
Forum: Website Design 31st May 2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Check my website

I'm guessing it's because your actual walkthrough pages don't have any original text on them, just the title, a disclaimer about "different versions may look slightly different", and the videos....
Forum: Website Design 27th May 2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How can I add FACEBOOK COMMENTS (not Like button) to an HTML site?

What happens when you change the page you're editing to a .php extension, does it work then? And you'll need to add the code by hand in Notepad, XSitepro will butcher it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Anyone can give me explanation about PLR, MRR, and RR

Here ya go.
PLR, MRR And RR Explained! (http://www.articlesbase.com/ecommerce-articles/plr-mrr-and-rr-explained-299404.html)
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Thesis 1.8 Navigation Bar - Uncapitalize

You need to add some custom css by the looks of things. This is from the main style.css file:
.menu a
{
text-transform: uppercase; /* from style.css*/

You need to change the "uppercase" to...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Best WP Business Theme for local SEO consultancy?!

I like elegant themes's "Webly".
Webly Theme | Just another WordPress site (http://www.elegantthemes.com/preview/Webly/) (not an affiliate link)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th May 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Facebook Contest

It's very dispiriting to enter a contest with a great design but to be beaten by some piece of rubbish that the creator had no compunction about spamming to their 10,000 friends. Just sayin'.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th May 2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,298
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Is 4,000 unique visitors a day enough to make $

That's brilliant, well done!

Now consider: if you can start to capture email addresses of subscribers, you can regularly send out a newsletter - make it "weekly round up of the best jokes this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: What is this service called?????

I would go with "Business Strategy Consultant".
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Stop wordpress from making a new page for images?

When you add the image to the post, press the "none" button next to where it says "URL" in the image options, or link the image back to the same page or another page instead.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,312
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: How many FACEBOOK friends do YOU have? And How did you get them?

I have just under 1000 friends. About 200 of those are people I know in "real life" - family, colleagues, etc. About another 50 are people I have interacted with on shared-interest forums.

The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,183
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Let's Air Our Dirty Laundry... Whats Your BIGGEST Internet Marketing Mistake?!

My worst mistake (and one I still make every day!) is getting distracted by new ideas and not keeping focus on what I'm doing.

I also get discouraged when I don't see immediate results - which...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th May 2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,896
Posted By Karen Barr
Re: Just received my 1st ClickBank check! WOW!!

Congrats to you, and here's hoping for many more! :D
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