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Forum: Programming 2nd June 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

I don't know what kind of RAID GoDaddy uses on their VPSes, but I assume they must have it in place. VPSes generally run on virtualized hard drives, not actual drives. If a dozen of their clients'...
Forum: Programming 1st June 2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

My major problem with Linode and the other providers is a simple numbers issue. Check this comparison out:

Linode 2048
2048MB RAM
80GB space
800GB bandwidth
$80/month

VS
Forum: Programming 29th May 2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

I was under the impression that Amazon cloud servers were more aimed at temporary cloud-computing nodes and load balancing applications. It's actually cost-effective to use it as an alternative to a...
Forum: Programming 28th May 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

Everyone's saying bad things about GoDaddy's VPS service - but from what I can see, they still have the best prices. What specific issues have you had with their VPS service?
Forum: Programming 28th May 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

Honestly, once I moved to their 4GH I haven't had too much of a problem. Has anyone used a Godaddy VPS? based on specs alone, they seem to offer more for the dollar. I can live without great customer...
Forum: Programming 27th May 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

The sites do involve plenty of MySQL calls, but they're based on Godaddy shared servers which I know host thousands of sites (albeit mostly low-traffic ones).
Forum: Programming 26th May 2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

I'm currently running sites getting 50,000+ visits a day on several shared hosting accounts. It works, but the speed isn't stellar and I'm wondering how much of a performance boost I;d get by moving...
Forum: Programming 26th May 2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

A VPS would be a good starter now that I think about it. Does anyone who's used both a VPS and shared hosting have any idea what type of speed difference you get with a VPS over shared hosting?
Forum: Programming 26th May 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,446
Posted By MarathonMan
Anyone have experience purchasing dedicated servers?

I'm currently in the market for my first server, which I'll be using as a test & backup server as well as handling backend processing for a variety of web services getting 20,000-30,000 hits a day....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: How to get half-price domains at GoDaddy, without coupons.

Saved me alot of money on my last domain buy!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: How to get half-price domains at GoDaddy, without coupons.

I'd say it's just a result of Godaddy's obsession with upsells. Play the system.

BTW, if anyone is buying a .COM, don't buy it through the regular site - go through a Google ad and get a new COM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By MarathonMan
How to get half-price domains at GoDaddy, without coupons.

I just discovered a pretty nifty way to get cheap domains at GoDaddy, no coupons required - I'm feeling generous today (and it's my 100th post), so i thought I'd share it with you.

One thing that...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 29th January 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,295
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Does 7Search traffic convert for ANYTHING?

So you say a landing page actually helps up conversions? I always thought the extra step would knock the percentage down.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 29th January 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,295
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Does 7Search traffic convert for ANYTHING?

I tried lowering bids, but if I go too low I never get any traffic at all - and these are campaigns with several hundred keywords.

Aniket, I'd love to try Facebook as well - I'm just trying to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 29th January 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,295
Posted By MarathonMan
Does 7Search traffic convert for ANYTHING?

I ran four campaigns up to 300+ clicks on 7search, all in different niches. I only got a few conversions on one of them, and the others I ran up hundreds of clicks without a single conversion.

I...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th January 2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Help with Adwords Landing Page Policy

They probably see the service you are selling as against the Adwords policies.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th January 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Words of wisdom for a new CPA Warrior?

Definitely planning to start with PPc (probably Facebook to start) with a budget of about $50 a day for starters as soon as I get back to the USA. I'm determined to make this work.

One last...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th January 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Adwords PPC taking it to the next level...

Jinn - way to ramp it up frm your first few days! You found a profitable combination, now turn the crank and raise your daily spend limits. Add more keywords if you need more traffic.

What kind...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th January 2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,158
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: CASE STUDY: Live Profitable Adwords Campaign

By "banning", i meant the whole account - from what I hear it happens alot with Google.

Can you show us which ad was disapproved from the ones you posted? that's one of the things I'm worried...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th January 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Words of wisdom for a new CPA Warrior?

I guess on POF you focus mainly on dating type offers? had any luck selling non-dating stuff there as well?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th January 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,988
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: How I made $11,285.00 with just ONE eBook - Screenshot, SEO advice, and the one mistake I made.

Excellent advice - value could add some real staying power to many aspects of IM, and it's not something that's seen as much as it should be!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th January 2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,544
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone else seeing MASSIVE traffic drops lately?

@MarketingFool as well, the reason my sites are so resilient is that they are not "authority sites" as a marketer would define them. They're not even blogs. I update the content every few months, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,544
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone else seeing MASSIVE traffic drops lately?

None of my sites were hit by the first Panda update, but several were hit by a smaller update in October that favored brand-name sites that knocked traffic down quite a bit. All have recovered and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: I'm going to meet the adsense team

They don't usually have to worm their way out of discussing stuff like that with publishers,so they were a bit stuttery about it at first.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: I'm going to meet the adsense team

I met the Adsense team at an event like this in NYC this past August. Had an interesting discussion with them about premium publishers who they won't admit exist.. so I asked some "purely...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 15th January 2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,158
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: CASE STUDY: Live Profitable Adwords Campaign

Excellent data again man.

Have you had any problems with G disapproving or banning ads? How do you avoid this?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,544
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone else seeing MASSIVE traffic drops lately?

MarketingFool, I do believe the PR update may be to blame - Google seems to have removed a high amount of spun/invalid backlinks across the board.

In general, I do not think you can count on your...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th January 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Words of wisdom for a new CPA Warrior?

Is POF easier to use from a restrictions/banning point of view? Can you get enough volume to generate good revenue? What kind of stats would you consider "good" using POF?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th January 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: PPV Spying

Real funny that you're trying to install ClikPotato. I usually have trouble getting RID of it.

Why exactly do you want to install it?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th January 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,158
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: CASE STUDY: Live Profitable Adwords Campaign

Extremely sexy data, mate. Good karma to you for sharing this.

What was your process of optimizing this campaign? Also, I'm especially curious as to how many clicks you have to buy to earn your...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th January 2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Words of wisdom for a new CPA Warrior?

Williamrs, excellent posts there. These really are nuggets of gold.

One of the areas I'm still unsure about is landing pages - when do you make a landing page, when do you direct-link? Do landing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,459
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: My goal of 1K a day

I just broke 1K a day for the first time last week. Right now I'm on "vacation" in Egypt, checking WF on ****ty wifi.

Your goal is possible, my friend.

My advice to you? The most sustainable...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th January 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 102,378
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: I went From $27 Rev in July to over $45,000 rev so far this month...questions?

JoelRaitt - first, as a successful IM trying to get into CPA marketing for the first time, this thread has been the most useful I have found, anywhere. Thank you, from me and everyone else in my...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th January 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By MarathonMan
Words of wisdom for a new CPA Warrior?

Hello fellow Warriors,

I'm about to make the jump into CPA. I have several excellent established revenue streams behind me (relevant to other areas of this forum), and I'd like to put some of that...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th January 2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: My stats for January so far.....

From what I've seen, definitely a worthy investment. So you started the CPA game by going directly into free social network traffic and haven't tried paid traffic yet? I guess we'll be learning...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th January 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: My stats for January so far.....

Excellent hustle, man.

I'm just looking to move into CPA to make use of excellent cash flow coming in fro other ventures - do you re-invest any of this cash flow in CPC CPA, or just pocket it?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 61,246
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: The 5 Types of Websites I Build

Excellent post. Which site type is your favorite?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Fresh Fish....Reel them in boys..

Excellent to see a driven man with a plan. I look forward to reading your success post in the future - feel free to IM me if there's anything I can help with!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,988
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: How I made $11,285.00 with just ONE eBook - Screenshot, SEO advice, and the one mistake I made.

What software do you use to handle your sales and delivery (aka, where did that screenshot come from)? I'd love to start selling digital products.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,899
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: my parents want me to get a "real" job

I'm a college student, and over the last year my parent's response to my explorations in earning money online went from mild amusement to amazement. I now earn more then both of them combined from my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: New type of premium Adsense ad?

I'm pretty sure they judge "above the fold" by the average screen size (which they have ready access to because of analytics and ad data, my numbers estimate it's about 800px high allowing for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: New type of premium Adsense ad?

Either way, Google still has less (obtrusive) ads then Yahoo or Bing. I started moving my ads down the page after the last Panda update, I wondered if they took this into account.

Do you have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: New type of premium Adsense ad?

Of course they can tell if the content is above the fold - even I can come up with a rudimentary algo to do that.

I think it's going to be interesting when Mat Cutts and the Adsense teams start...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: New type of premium Adsense ad?

This is a smaller site owned by a larger publisher with multiple properties, but apparently if you get into premium with a larger site you can use it on any domain you want.

Has anyone with access...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: New type of premium Adsense ad?

All of the premium publishers I've seen (ex, eHow) have ad blocks that have a small, plaintext "sponsored links" notice with no adsense logo that are completely customizable. This account doesn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By MarathonMan
New type of premium Adsense ad?

I just ran across what looks like a new type of semi-premium Adsense ad:

Free Software Download for Windows: freeware, shareware, open source software (http://com-about.com/)

Check out the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 42,402
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: are you affected by Google Panda update Oct 13 2011

Google's Adsense and Content Quality divisions don't exactly have the same goals in mind. I just got an email from Adsense this morning telling me to add more ads to one of my Panda-hit sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 42,402
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: are you affected by Google Panda update Oct 13 2011

For those wondering about backlinks:

I have NEVER created a single artificial backlink for any of my sites - least of all comment, blog, and crappy forum links. The reason behind this is that i...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,129
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Amazon + iFrame = BIG NO NO?

This is cookie stuffing, and will definitely get you banned.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Google to Default to SSL Encrypted Search

Should be an interesting update, although it seems it's going to affect webmasters much more then users. Seems like another move by Google to compartmentalize information and only release the data it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,853
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Aren't we too Dependent on Google? What if Google Shuts Down?

Panda 2.5.2, October 13th.

Are you a prophet?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Anyone Experiencing Delays in AdSense Reporting Today?

I just noticed this as well - it seems Analytics has crashed as well - look at your intraday stats. This has only happened, significantly, for my Panda-affected sites. Google is going to give me a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: Seasonal traffic patterns

I already know this, I'm just wondering what holiday/event caused this last drop on the 14th/15th.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By MarathonMan
Seasonal traffic patterns

I've noticed that certain holidays, which have vastly different traffic patterns then normal days, also start long term traffic trends. Memorial day, for example, has an extremely low internet usage...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By MarathonMan
Re: What web 2.0 sites offer dofollow links?

Excellent resource, thanks!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By MarathonMan
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