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Forum: Website Design 3rd June 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
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Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Please Critique my First Attempt at Online Long-form Sales Copy

I'm certainly not a copy guy, I do agree with everything that travlinguy said. The text gets long winded as Travlinguy said. That's something I have a problem with as well.

I would also say your...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Review my website?

Meta tags for sure.
Site Title, Keywords and Description. If you don't put a description on your site that you want your customer to see on a search then Google randomly pulls content from you page...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Please Help With a Permalink Problem in Wordpress

I have a video that covers permalinks. Not sure if this will help you or not here is the link. Once on the page just scroll down a bit and you'll see the video controller.

Bret Ferguson Online -...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How Can Freelancers Survive with stuff like this?

lovboa,
I here you. I had an offline business for 14 years where people bid on project for lower than what you could do it for and I was like what the???????

Anyway that and a friend inspired...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Why 99% of Product Creators Fail

I found it to be an outstanding article! Thanks for sharing it with us Justin. - Bret
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,030
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Getting a "malware detected" message on my site

Yep. Chrome comes up with the warning "this site......."
Firefox didn't, Safari didn't and IE didn't. Interesting.

The first visit with Chrome I had a "Javascript update needed" which I did not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,030
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Getting a "malware detected" message on my site

I didn't see anything suspicious when I stopped by both sites.....my virus/malware detection didn't go off either......

Google has this info

About malware and hacked sites - Webmaster Tools...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: 30 page visits a day and a 60-90% opt in rate

If your "niche" gets 1 million searches,you're actually in more of a "Market" or a very large niche. If the site is new, pretty much the only way you'll get traffic, is going to be ppc.

Also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: First Site Please Leave Advice or Comments!

I'd have to agree with what lileyobs had to say regarding layout, paragraphs, etc. and it is great that you took action.

But what action are you wanting your visitors to take? It's hard to follow....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,914
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Don’t Call Yourself a Writer If What You Really Are Is a Thief

If we took a thousand people on the forum here and had them write a one page (or less) example of "How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich" my guess is 70% of the content would be the same or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: IM Newbie and Confused

Don't go spending your life savings on a "Guru" product. Don't fall for the gimmicks and tricks either. Build your business on solid Internet Marketing principles.

The nutshell version:
Find a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,468
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Watch Frank Kern Make $1,000,000 in under a couple of Hours!!![VIDEO]

Frank is a great pitch man. He knows what to say, how to say it and when to say it. I am on his email list but his emails automatically are sent to the "Kern" folder and I rarely read them anymore.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: AAARGGGHHH!!!

First thing, create your own product. Find something you are passionate about, something that has a market. Create the product, create the site and get it out there.

Then take your knowledge on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,378
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Legality of Re-writing

I'm not an expert on copyright law but if each of us here wrote an article on making toast we would probably write very similar articles probably using the same words and phrases explaining how to do...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,492
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: What's wrong with "Who Else Wants To Blah Blah Blah"?

I love the "Music Mixing/Mastering" analogy. That was great. I had a friend who said nothing works all the time and everything works some of the time.

(The rest of this isn't directed toward you...
Forum: Copywriting 20th February 2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: I owe Rick Duris a MASSIVE THANK YOU!

True. But you are where you are in large part due to your life experiences. I think it's a good thing when people know the how's and why's their business and understand the entire process. It makes...
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: The Care and Feeding of Copywriters

Rick,

Thanks for a great post! That was "nutshell" ha! :) I have found your advice great the times I have seen it. I've kept a file of good stuff I see on here and your words have been copied...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th February 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,056
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: I hate my life

Try changing your profile name: acrasial means: ill tempered or ill mannered. (which you already know I'm sure) Then change "black hole" from your profile.

My guess is 6 months from now you'll...
Forum: Website Design 2nd February 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: New Logo

My first thought that it looked like it had sort of "Japanese theme". If you like it, great! My personal opinion is pretty plain and basic, not eye catching. Maybe you could get a photo shop wiz to...
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