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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Looking for some advice- this is my first time!

Hey Josh, I'll bookmark you - fellow vaper here - going on two years analog-free!

Your site does have a nice color scheme. I don't see that it's that much different from most other sites with the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

After a bit of Google Fu, I found the same reasons you just pointed out. <$200 a year isn't a huge business expense. I'm genuinely wanting to make this my career. I'll keep my decent job I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

What is the difference between these you guys have mentioned and free autoresponder plugins for wordpress? What is the benefit of paid vs. free?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

This. I shall become an Upworthy/Buzzfeed clone and click-bait myself into millions. LOL (I am not making fun - I am a total sucker for click-bait!)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

That makes sense. So like maybe a combo of squeeze page adverts and website registrations? Newsletters?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

I need more of an understanding of what "building a list" means. I had a farm Facebook Page and posted new articles there. It still exists, in fact, but only has like 44 likes because I kind of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

First, iAmNameLess, you have just made my freaking day! OMG. Amazon, come to mamma!

Second, I totally agree, because even when I was writing with SEO as a huge focus, it never made my articles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

I'm not just going to submit it to Google and cross my fingers! LOL I understand social media networking and cross linking from other already Google-valued sites via participation, linking, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

I don't necessarily need to go "free", I just just don't want to have a bunch of poorly written, obviously outsourced, fake links. It's idealistic, I suppose, to want the sites to boom based on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,830
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Highest Paying Affiliate Programs

I'm currently wondering about this. I'm planning to do multiple sites, some I love, some I think will be money makers. It will be an interesting experiment.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

Rick, thank you for the suggestion - not really my scene, but I appreciate it!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

onSubie, I think I like InMotion because they are 100% stateside, and I have never had anything but perfect customer service for them. They have an unlimited plan, which I could switch to later -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

I am starting at total ground zero. My farm site was successful I think because I researched the CRAP out of keywords and wrote (sometimes with a grammatical cringe) with content and SEO in mind. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By OKFarmgirl
All I Want for Christmas is a New Webpage - Help!

Hi guys! I realized when I logged in today that it's been almost three years since I visited. Moving and life and work got in the way. Quick backstory:

I lived in Oklahoma on a farm with my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Need GKWT Advice

Buyseech - That was exactly my thought as far as price range goes. I was thinking $300, actually. I just wish I knew how to use the keyword tool better. :(
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Need GKWT Advice

I used "widgets" as an example - I don't have a niche yet - I'm trying to find one. I'm just really confused about how to go about finding a decent keyword or phrase. I don't want anyone to hand me...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Need GKWT Advice

Perhaps someone could at least tell me if I'm doing it right? I can't afford a paid service, so I'm working with what I've got! Thanks!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Need GKWT Advice

I would like to start a new niche website, and I'm spending eons w/GKWT, and I'm not sure I'm even doing it right. Just yesterday I discovered you can look at things by category. So if there's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: EMD vs. Free Blog Site

Thanks, Nathan. I am just trying to come up with a masterful idea that will allow me to supplement or replace my income (hubby would still work for now!) The thing is, I don't get bored looking at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: EMD vs. Free Blog Site

Ooh. Jeez. Now I feel dumb. Hrmmm...back to Google KW Tool.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By OKFarmgirl
EMD vs. Free Blog Site

Okay, so my former website did really well without an EMD because I used long-tail keyword URLS for my articles. Most of my traffic (and subsequent sales or click-thrus) came directly to articles...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By OKFarmgirl
School vs. Self Taught

I realize most folks are here because they are or are wanting to make money off their own websites and this is a fantastic forum for tips and info (it really is - helped me learn so much over the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: hitting my own adsense adds

Clicking your own ads or having someone do it for you is stealing, plain and simple. Even if you only click once, it's still money you will receive fraudulently. Plus, it seems not worth it to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Google's Panda Slapped The Sh*t out of me!

I would have never guessed the cause without help from the Google Webmasters Forum. You might try having one of them take a look.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Google's Panda Slapped The Sh*t out of me!

None of mine have come back. I made a mistake in how my sitemap was working and all of my higher ranking articles bit the dust. I've fixed the problem, but haven't seen any change in rankings. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd April 2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

Yeah, I'm not sure what that means.



Regarding whether tags show the whole article or part, I'm not sure how to fix that. I mean if you go to a tag (like "tomatoes"), it will show all articles...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd April 2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: My website got many spam comments

I changed the "Leave a Comment" text to "Tell Us What You Think" and I used a captcha plugin. This has virtually eliminated the spam I was getting.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd April 2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: robots meta plugin for wordpress

I had the same problem - I'm crossing my fingers for quick de-indexing!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: I was on Page #1 on Google and now nowhere

I've had some google dancing before, but it was between a few pages, not from page one to <100. Sounds like a bigger problem to me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: I was on Page #1 on Google and now nowhere

I had this happen with my site too. I think it was a result of some problems with my page and the Google Panda update. You might want to ask in the Google Web Developers Forum - they gave me some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

I went through and cleaned up my tags and categories so each article only has one category and less than 5 tags.



Yes, this appears to be the case. I went back through and changed this in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

Wordpress site with a few static pages (homepage is static).
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

Also, my sitemap generator says NOT to put a manual robots.txt file in the blog directory. Is this going to screw something up?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

I haven't really tried to "tag stuff" - I just put in tags I thought were relevant to the article. But I guess I could hone it down to two or three main keywords. I put them in the robots.txt, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

and for categories, would it be
Disallow: /category/
?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Getting Tags De-Indexed

The sitemap generator does that for me. I turned off tags and categories and my new sitemap doesn't include them. My question is, will they go away in Google? How long or what can I do to get them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Getting Tags De-Indexed

I've mentioned that my site lost all SERPs in the update. Well, I think I figured out why, and now I have a question:

My sitemap was pointing to not just my articles, but also my categories and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Massive Overhaul - Take a Look Please?

Thanks - it had a link to the store, but the frame is too small to actually have an iframe store. I tanked it. No biggie. But thanks! Any other thoughts, feedback, suggestions?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Massive Overhaul - Take a Look Please?

My website is parkerpondfarm(dot)com. I got gut-punched by google in the panda update, and I had someone at the webdev forum give me some good feedback. I guess I had some internal duplicate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Inbound Links Skyrocket - WTH?

Sorry, I took it out. It's parker pond farm dot com (no spaces)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Inbound Links Skyrocket - WTH?

Okay, found out part of my problem for getting tanked on Google. Apparently, most of my backlinks come from nofollow comments like the one I posted about above. Also, Sitemap Generator was indexing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Inbound Links Skyrocket - WTH?

Oh. I just had a thought. I took some advice and searched for sites with "recent comments" in the sidebar. I can't remember specifically if I added one to this site, but that might be it? Is this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Inbound Links Skyrocket - WTH?

Okay, so I know that inbound links are a GOOD thing, but all of a sudden today, I notice (on SEO Quake) that I have over 2000 links in Site Explorer. I checked it out and 1800 of those are inbound. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,527
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: My site lost ranking... The Google Dance?

I don't think this is just "new" sites that affected. On G's Webmaster Forum, there is story after story of people with OLD sites that had 1st and 2nd position that are dropped off the bottom of the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,527
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: My site lost ranking... The Google Dance?

I'm not de-indexed at all. But all of my pages that were ranked above 100 (many on page 1 and 2) are no longer in the top 100. I was just finally seeing Amazon purchases and Adsense Clicks and I've...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,527
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: My site lost ranking... The Google Dance?

I am super upset right now. I had numerous articles on page one and two of google and now they show (on serp checker) that they're not even in the first 100 page. WTF??? My highest traffic...
Forum: Website Design 15th April 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,674
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Wordpress Multiple User Sites

Sounds like WP will work for you. I used Joomla for a similar site and it worked out pretty well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: I broke my adsense cherry!

I hear you. I nearly sh!+ a brick when I sold a $130 fountain on Amazon. I netted about 5 bucks, but hey! LOL
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: I broke my adsense cherry!

That's great! I had my first Amazon sale this month AND my best month on Adsense. It's a wonderful feeling when things start improving, even if it is a little at a time. Every step forward is a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By OKFarmgirl
ClickBank - Wavering - Help

Okay, so I looked into clickbank, and although the squeeziness of the ad pages makes my teeth hurt, I think there are some that would be a good fit with my website. Do you actually BUY and read the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: <H2/H3> Tags - SEO Benefit & Surrounding Text

I'm not sure why you couldn't do:

<H2>Keyword Phrase</H2>
Chapter One

It would maintain read-ability while keeping your headers keyword-specific. I generally do an H2 that reuses the keywords...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Confused about Internal Links value

What is the benefit of internal links? My site is a gardening site, so it would be fairly easy to link my articles to each other. I am not sure (aside from getting people to perhaps read more than...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Site Directories Worth It?

I just Googled "Garden Directory" and checked for decent page ranks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Tips for Amazon Affiliate Program?

I've been really ramping up my Amazon ads on my site, both with tables of relevant products and linked text. I'm super jazzed because I've sold 7 items this month so far, and that's a first for me. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Site Directories Worth It?

K, thanks everyone. I use SEO Quake to check their PRs so, I'm trying to stick with 4 or higher. I'll keep plugging away!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By OKFarmgirl
Re: Free Classifieds Don't Work...

I've submitted to a few free classifieds today and "Dugg" the links. They're local, which is the traffic I'm focusing on right now, so we'll see whether it's effective or not. Who knows?
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