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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Am I a victim of Google Dance?

it's when your site's ranking position goes up and down on Google - it "dances" :) until it settles
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Social Signals

You need REAL signals, not purchased ones, and the best way to get those social media shares is to have great content on your website. When you have great content that is engaging, content that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,526
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: SEO Latest Methods for 2013

Your website looks nice but it's hardly possible to read the article you are linking to, the letters on that image are waayyy too small... :confused:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Am I a victim of Google Dance?

Even though Traffic and Rank are strongly related, Google dance is not about the TRAFFIC, it is about the RANKINGS - e.g when your site's ranking position goes up and down. Have you been watching...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Facebook Ads

Yes, they get one page approved (one that complies with their TOS), then switch the pages. Not the best thing to do, but MANY people do this - probably because the profit is worth the headache of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Wordpress plugins to fully optimize an article for SEO

For on-page optimization, there is a paid plugin called "SEO Pressor", there's also "Easy Wordpress SEO" which is a cheaper option (but not worse in any way :) ). Both should be found here on WF I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Whats Your Number 1 FREE Traffic Method?

Google for me (not always 100% free if you use tools or outsource some part of the process).

I also agree for blog commenting - some of my websites have a couple of comments on "BIG"sites, posted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,774
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Thousands of clicks and no sales! :(

Yup, your stats do not look very good.. Amazon product reviews tend to convert pretty well (as said above, targeting product model numbers) - I would guess that maybe your traffic is not very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: New Internet Marketer:)

Welcome! :) Browse around, read a lot and absorb - you are at the best place to learn.

Good luck!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Email - Open Rates V Click Rates

Naked links (as said above, they add credibility letting the reader know they will end up on a real web page)

and

call-to-action links, e.g. "click here for xyz"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,291
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: 2 visits = 2 Sells :)

Awesome! Congratulations! I know how great it feels! :)

Do not get discouraged when it gets slower - just keep at it! You have a great start showing you that everything is possible ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Black Friday or Cyber Monday??

Definitely worth it! :) People like Black Friday IM deals not less than any other type. Try it, and you`ll like it :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,977
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Email Marketing: SOI vs DOI

Double-optin will be much more responsible, but which one to choose also depends on your traffic source(s). The less targeted/warm the traffic is, the more you might want to go for single optin.
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st November 2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,419
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Have you tried blue host's affiliate programs? Is it worth it?

Yes there are, unfortunately I cannot remember their names :( What I do remember is that the payout is around $5 monthly - not that much.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,291
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: How much to pay for Aweber with more than 25000 subscribers?

Depends on the size of the list (niche does not matter) - anything above 25K costs $8/mo per every 1000 subscribers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Aweber Broadcast Message

Yes, there is:

When on your list, go to "Search". Select "Country (from IP)" -> United States. When the search results are displayed, there's an option right below the search form letting you SAVE...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Page 1 On Google With Youtube?

That is not an advice and was not given as such, I am sorry if it sounds as advice for you, it should not. We have the main question answered I guess :)

I added a note for that in my initial post...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Page 1 On Google With Youtube?

Well I tried to explain it in several different ways but people still kept on saying that the voiceover is what makes the difference. This is the scenario that makes things clear :) (How close it is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Page 1 On Google With Youtube?

YT gives you the option to fully edit that transcript. And if you edit it to make it a completely different story than it was generated by YouTube from the voice (and totally irrelevant to your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Page 1 On Google With Youtube?

That is exactly what I am talking about - closed caption, a transcript. It can make the whole difference in rankings.

Again - it is NOT your voiceover or music, it`s what in your transcript!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Hiring an actor for my youtube videos

I`ve ordered similar videos from Fiverr and never really thought of this mainly because I think they are not interested in doing this... why would anyone want your video? Everyone who orders, they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Is an image search website legal?

I think there is nothing illegal in this because the only thing it would be - is a search engine, right? You would not host the images, or use them in any way.

So, it should not be illegal in any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Page 1 On Google With Youtube?

Nope, it does not. IF you have a voice over and add a transcript, then - most definitely it does. But having just a voiceover does not make any difference. try to test it again - say some unique word...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 786
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Page 1 On Google With Youtube?

Audio will not have any impact for SEO.

However, on YouTube there is an option to add a transcript for the video - what you have in the transcript, does have impact for rankings.

Transcript...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Time to focus on Internet Marketing Friendly Search Engines?

Totally agree with this :D Search engines were not built for marketers in general :) However, my strong belief is that as long as the search engines are there, there will always be ways to manipulate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: What do you spend your time on/How much do you work?

I do affiliate marketing as well as provide services, so I spend time on:

- Finding JV partners and traffic funnels (ad swaps, banner advertising, etc.)
- Reading/researching new products,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Am I leaving money on the table?

Where are you getting those visitors from? Your niche is perfect for getting traffic from videos: make 10, 20 or 50 videos, each sharing 2-3 great tips or suggestions, upload them to YouTube and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Am I leaving money on the table?

Where are you getting those visitors from? Your niche is perfect for getting traffic from videos: make 10, 20 or 50 videos, each sharing 2-3 great tips or suggestions, upload them to YouTube and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Youtube Redirect

Two options I could suggest:

#1: Send them not to a video page, but to your channel page, where you would have that video as "featured" and they would not have that many "leaving" options there.
...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th August 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Email/zip Submits offer + offline marketing?

Well if you can outsource it for a very low price compared to what you get, it might be worth it :) That`s why it`s always interesting to know the exact effort put, and the result generated: how many...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th August 2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Email/zip Submits offer + offline marketing?

brobdingnagian,

How many flyers did you have handed out? Was the URL simple to remember? Who did hand them out for you?

I know there are many people on Fiverr with gigs on posting flyers, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,186
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Help Me to Decide Please - Should I Quit My Job?

This is a serious decision you need to make. I suggest you take a month off from your job, get out of town, travel or do what you like most, let your head rest a bit and see it all from another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Where To Go To Get Software Built

It`s a headache with outsourcing for software development... If you`re not too technical yourself, you can never rely on its security or know how to really test it...

I tried to get a software...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Have you tried Yahoo Answers for traffic generation

It is a good traffic method, but of course takes time, just like everything else. If you do it correctly not to get your account flagged, and answer 5-10 questions daily, you WILL get traffic.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: How do YOU generate traffic in Non-IM niches?

You can get really good traffic from Yahoo Answers, and Ezinearticles, especially if you write good ones (informative, entertaining, long articles) and get them syndicated on niche blogs and websites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: How do YOU generate traffic in Non-IM niches?

You can get really good traffic from Yahoo Answers, and Ezinearticles, especially if you write good ones (informative, entertaining, long articles) and get them syndicated on niche blogs and websites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,882
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: I just flipped my second site for $3000.00!

That was smart! :) Congrats!!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,871
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Which Do You Trust More: Webalizer or Awstats?

Different tools might show different stats, and checking them all would just take too much time for me, so I only use Google Analytics for all of my sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Alex Williams
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Feedback on a new website

Very good as a first site!

My question would only be - how are you going to get traffic to your site? If SEO is part of it, I suggest to:

- add more pages of original content;
- optimize...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 889
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Using your own referral code to get a product cheaper

Nope, it does not piss me off. I mean, yea, I like it much better when I get a full amount, but people do this, and the merchant still makes profit in this case. I understand the reason it pisses you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,233
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Big Mistakes I Made When Outsourcing... (Philippines, Kenya, USA, Canada)

Wow, thanks for sharing! Will try the Hyperhour, did not even know there`s something like that!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: How many searches per month do you need?

Anything below 1000 [exact] match searches, and I would not go for it. 3000-4000 is what I like to start from.

HOWEVER, you can never rely on the numbers... If you think a keyword would get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Tracking links

Yes, Google Analytics will do, and you don`t need anything else, it will show you the exact URLs of the articles that the traffic is coming from.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: What's The Best Affiliate Software For Billing My Clients?

We`ve just started using Post Affiliate Pro recently, and so far so good. A little pricey compared to others, but got the installation done, and it`s really easy to use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,935
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: I can't beat ezinearticles...

Do not worry, even if English was your native language, you would have normal chances of getting this too.

From my personal experience (I`m not a guru at article marketing, but have articles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Has Anyone Tried The New Version Of Google Analytics

I LOVE the scrollbar! You don`t need to select the number of sites to view, from the drop-down. Saves a second and some energy :D

But I`d also love to have some "signs" of how the site is doing,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,239
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Are press releases effective?

It depends on what your goals are. There is a good bunch of press release sites that have very wide syndications. If you post your press release on them, you will notice a good bunch of backlinks in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: open links in new window or same window??

and I do the same thing too ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: "3 Days firesales system" and "Rapid Action Profits" is the similar function?

A simple version of Rapid Action Profits is the "7 dollar script" - it does what you listed that you need, and is much cheaper.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Is site designing a good business

Of course this would be a good business! If you deliver high quality services, it`s just a matter of the eyeballs that you get, to get you more and more customers.

However, I would advice you to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Twitter for backlinks Yea? Nay?

A few backlinks from there is definitely a good thing, as the more you can differentiate the sources, the better. But I doubt if you would see some good results by getting hundreds and even thousands...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Twitter for backlinks Yea? Nay?

A few backlinks from there is definitely a good thing, as the more you can differentiate the sources, the better. But I doubt if you would see some good results by getting hundreds and even thousands...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Blog for ecommerce site?

Having a blog is a good thing. If you have enough quality, original content on it, it will eventually drive good traffic to your ecommerce site - for many different keywords.

Just keep in mind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Are you allowed to use Paypal Personal account for anything at all?

You CAN use a personal account for getting personal payments from your mom, dad, etc.

The reason your account got frozen is probably because it was not verified prior to using (it should be).
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By Alex Williams
Re: Website Building Software

Yes, Wordpress is the way to go, together with an Amazon plugin. I`ve heard a lot of good about Reviewazon plugin, but it is not free.

See what you can get for free, Brian Terry added a link...
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