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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Pole Barns again

I would use an xml Sitemap. I would also have a page that lists every state with a link to the cities in each state. Kind of like a silo structure where your states are your categories, and your...
Forum: Programming 31st March 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,842
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: What's The Best Programming Language To Learn for a Beginner

What do you want to use programming to do?

If you want to work in a corporate environment:
.Net or Java

If you want to make websites with no backend (databases):
HTML, CSS, Javascript

Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Bad User Experience?

Right, but direct linking to the product reviews (so they don't have to scroll) or the product review page would be a better user experience.

I like the new layout you linked to. Only thing you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 78,561
Posted By DeskCoder
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,245
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Analyze your competition and DESTROY THEM.

Thanks for the motivation and tips @GGpaul ... you motivated me to start working on my amazon site I had been putting off for months. Sorry to see you go, but I can't blame you. If I took the time...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Wordpress plugin for automated 404


Plugins add extra crap to your site, and can even cause crazy issues. I try to stay away from plugins wherever possible ... just do what Yukon says (ALWAYS), and change the 404.php.

Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th August 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Whats the best word count for an Amazon product review?

Threads like this crack me up. For one, it varies greatly on so many factors - niche, writing style, education of reader, image placement, eagerness of buyer, how far the buyer is in his process,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th August 2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,370
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: August 29th Big Rank Movement Today - Google update?

That's what I was thinking. If there was a news article for every one of these threads that got started ... damn!

Dibs! Just got an idea for a new website.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 931
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Is EMD The Most Important Ranking Factor?

Thanks @MikeFriedman ... I just got in trouble by my wife because I was googling "purple elephants with big floppy boobs".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By DeskCoder
Unnatural Links Message - And How I Overcame It

I know there are probably plenty of these threads on here, but I know when I looked, it was hard to find any good explanations of how people got over the unnatural link message.


Forum: Programming 27th July 2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: College WEB DEV Electives: Which Courses Would You Take?

Here's my thing. I bet you could easily learn a lot about Drupal from the Internet. But it would be a lot harder to learn about project management from the Internet.

I am a big believer in being...
Forum: Programming 27th July 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: College WEB DEV Electives: Which Courses Would You Take?

This is so wrong. XML is being phased out as the format of choice, and JSON is quickly taking over.

You can learn XML in like 5 minutes ... I wouldn't waste my time with it.

I would choose...
Forum: Programming 27th July 2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Learning Wordpress and PHP - Where to start?

Read one post above yours ... stay away from W3 Schools. They have a lot of WRONG content on their site.
Forum: Website Design 26th July 2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: [QUESTION] How are you guys uploading "mobile" websites for clients?

Yeah, all you need to do is configure the DNS. Add a new host entry (A) for the subdomain, and point it to a new IP address.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Would having the word "free" in a search term convert to a paying customer?

My first thought is NO. If I search for "how to train a dog for free", and your site is selling me a product which isn't free, I would instantly go back.

But @Mosa has a good idea. Give them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th May 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: What about Yahoo Answers?

I used to make over $100 a month on Yahoo Answers promoting zip and email submits. You can get some traffic from it, and I have even made some affiliate conversions from it. I usually get from 0 -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,448
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Did I find a Golden Keyword?!?!?!!

How many EXACT searches ... that is what you need to look at. Not phrase, exact.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Hiring someone to get Pagerank

Expired Domains with PR, Backlinks and more completely FREE (
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: What's you accounting solution?

BUMP ... I had the same question, especially since I will be starting an LLC or Corporation soon.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,792
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: $500-$1,000/Month Adsense Sharing Strategy...

Am I the only one who sees the irony in GregTheWriter outsourcing his writing ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Why no ranking in Yahoo & Bing?

I have found it very hard to rank new sites on Yahoo and Bing. I think they put more emphasis on domain/site age than Google does.

The more links I have been adding to my newest site, the more I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th March 2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Low Traffic Keywords in Domain Name

If the domain is brandable, keep it. Choose a domain that you can brand - look at That's not a keyword domain, but it's the #1 ab ebook on the internet.

You can always rank...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Should I give up or keep working on my website. Here's why I ask.....

Same exact thing happened to my site ... I had to wait about a week, and now my site is back. I would add some more content, and keep building links.

I added a Privacy Policy and Terms of Use...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: The affects of changing an existing URL

Create your new page with the new URL.
Copy all the content from the old page to the new page.
Add a 301 redirect from the old page to the new page.

Google will pass all the rankings to the new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Keywords and domains and trade marks question.

I wouldn't mess with trademarks ... had a bad run in with one once. I would just redirect it as you are doing, but like DynaPass said, as soon as you are contacted about it, take it down.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Starting to get traffic, but ad CTR is absolutely terrible

Do some split testing ... I always had better CTR with the ads on the right of the content.

Also, go find Joel Comm's Adsense guide ... It should still be somewhat relevant. He details all the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th December 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Frequently Updated Coupons- SEO Strategy Needed

I also have a coupon site. I use the Category pages as the pages I link to. The page gets new content with every coupon, and the page never goes old.

What plugin do you use for SEO? Most of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Looking for Automatic 301 Plugin for WordPress

Put the redirect at the top of your 404.php file in your theme.

Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
Header( "Location:" );
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By DeskCoder
Re: Blogging websites.
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