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Forum: Social Media 16th July 2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By James McAllister
Re: How do you keep up with posting videos on YouTube?

The content treadmill is a real problem, even more so on YouTube than on other platforms since the algorithm rewards consistency so heavily.

I rarely think high-volume posting on YouTube is a...
Forum: Social Media 16th July 2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Is Snapchat still around? Anyone still on it? Wanna try their new subscription service?

Seems like something even more useless than Quora's new Quora+ subscription.

Can't see why anyone would buy this outside of teenagers looking to brag, or insecure boyfriends / girlfriends with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Where can I find the best free lead magnets?

Plenty of decent PLR available...

But really, lead magnets shouldn't be that long. You might spend more time looking then it would take to just make one yourself, or hiring a freelancer.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 242
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Create a new Youtube channel to make videos in another language or stay the same?

Definitely a separate channel.

There will be virtually no crossover in viewership. People will find their preferred language and only watch the videos that cater to it.

What'll actually end up...
Forum: Email Marketing 31st March 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Tracking specific clicks in emails for each contact

ActiveCampaign can do this with the use of automations. I use it to better understand the individual interests / pain points of leads, so better tailor my message when I reach out to them manually.
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Forum: Beginners Area 31st March 2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 477
Posted By James McAllister
Re: How to make a profit from an email list?

Ouch. If even a good chunk of those were buyers, especially in that market, that list was likely worth an incredible amount of money. It still can be, but a full year without contact really hurts...
Forum: Beginners Area 31st March 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Sudden Bounce Rate Increase

Is bounce rate increasing across the same traffic sources or just overall?

Unusually low bounce rate for new sites is often caused by the website owner / team members / family / friends showing up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By James McAllister
Re: YouTube connected TV viewing and advertising stats you need to know

I remember being really worried about the effect of adblockers on YouTube revenue. Content creators ought to feel glad that a higher percentage of views are coming from devices in which it's much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Content and Backlinks

If you value your site I'd disavow all of those links immediately. The fact that you can go from DA7 to DA53 with a Fiverr gig says everything you need to know about how worthless domain authority is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Facebook Ads to Click bank landing page

Accidental clicks are a big one. Slow page loading times are also a factor - Facebook will track the click even if the page doesn't load before the user bounces.

Are you targeting clicks or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 429
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Are Live Videos Replacing Content?

Live video is wonderful and has its place in most marketer's arsenals but it's definitely not going to replace pre-recorded content any time soon.

If anything, people care more about convenience...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Have you tried an SMS or texting campaign?

It's not something I've tried personally.

That may be because it's something I'd never be happy about myself. I hate getting text messages from businesses. I'd prefer not to give my phone number...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,482
Posted By James McAllister
Re: What Is The Future Of Forums in Internet Marketing?

It's not really any different than it used to be. The only difference that comes to mind is that forum posting is completely pointless now for SEO / link building, whereas before there was a tiny...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 258
Posted By James McAllister
Re: ebook and links, which one?

Hard to say what will convert better and depends a lot on the offer being made, and how well both pages are optimized for conversions.

In these instances, if all else was all equal and you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,603
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Ranking in t-shirt niche

'T-shirts' isn't really a niche, an enormous market that's extremely diverse.

Just about everyone I've seen succeed selling t-shirts has narrowed down heavily to a specific type of buyer persona,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 962
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Which keyword research and competition tool can you trust?

I've tried the majority of them, and ended up sticking with SEMrush for most things. Overall estimated volume of search traffic isn't really that accurate with any of my websites, but that's to be...
Forum: Social Media 24th August 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By James McAllister
Re: How Fake Followers Are Costing Brands $1.3 Billion a Year

No surprise here, almost would have expected the percentage to be higher considering how loosely many brands throw money at influencers.

Followers can be bought. Likes can be bought. Even genuine...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By James McAllister
Re: For Content Marketing, what's the most respected online course?

Can't comment on any of these courses in particular, but...

If a course can save you hours and hours of research by consolidating it all in one place, why wouldn't that be a good use of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Do you track links that go to non-revenue driving destinations?

Just because you don't have any use for the data right now, doesn't mean you won't have some use for it in the future. I've always preferred to collect data regardless, just to have it - better to...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th June 2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Any experience with uniquetraffic.org?

What are you hoping to get out of that traffic?

If its sales, social followers, email subscribers, or anything at all that actually has measurable value... chances are you're not going to get it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By James McAllister
Re: How Do You Choose Your Topic For A Successful Lead Magnet?

It also depends a lot on where the traffic is coming from and what target audience fits that topic.

In my case, the lead magnet shared on my blog is meant to have wide and near universal appeal....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Protecting My Digital Design

Others have already given specific steps you can take, however...

You're never going to be able to protect it 100%. If it's popular, it will get taken, reused, and resold on other marketplaces.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By James McAllister
Re: How and Where Can I Find Affiliates For My First Product Launch

Hey Tony,

In addition to getting your initial customers to help refer others, or placing your product on a marketplace like ClickBank or JVZoo, why not start building your network now?

Begin...
Forum: Social Media 2nd June 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,968
Posted By James McAllister
Re: An Influencer with over 2 Million Followers Couldn't Sell 36 T-Shirts

Jesus.

Marketing stunt or not, people have the wrong impression that more followers equates to more sales, or that people good at growing Instagram accounts are also good business people.
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st April 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Second Life --> Experiences From Any Warriors Out There??

I think it's a video game.

If there is any marketing potential, this time would likely be much better spent (for most people) elsewhere.
Forum: Email Marketing 20th April 2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By James McAllister
Re: What's your favorite ba-bye message for emails?

I try to tie it into the call to action.

If I'm asking them to click on a blog post, I may use something like 'See you there!' where if I'm asking them a question I'll say something like 'Looking...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th April 2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Do you have a different list for each product your sell?

Yes, I have separate lists for each product. They are set up to funnel customers from one product to the next.

I'm not sure what email marketing service you're using, but GetResponse can be set...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th April 2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Do people really Hate Pop-ups!?

Some people hate them more than others. It doesn't change the fact that they work, and they work well.

Much of the hate towards pop-ups comes from the entrance pop-ups that pop-up before you even...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th April 2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Email Marketing Strategy?

It's the same as selling a car, a house, or any other product for that matter. You identify problems and you make subscribers aware of how your product can solve that problem.

People like to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Amazon No Longer Giving Commissions for Your Own Purchases

Yep, like others have said it's been this way for a while. If you want to earn something back, try using one of those cashback sites which will split some of their commission with you.
Forum: Email Marketing 9th April 2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By James McAllister
Re: TOO MANY Unverified Subscribers!!! Solution please?

This is what I was taught way back when, and several of my marketing friends still swear by it, but to me the idea of using double opt-in for a more responsive list doesn't make sense.

It's not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,281
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Amazon says only forty (40) of their kindle authors are successfull

What do you consider successful? This headline was more misleading than a lot of the Kindle coaching programs.

I don't doubt most authors don't make anything notable. I'm also willing to bet most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Anyone make serious money with Amazon Mechnical Turk?

I've never done it. I heard of someone that made $5 an hour or so, but it's a grind. Fiverr would offer a better return on time if you don't need much..
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Udemy vs Sales Page

You can keep 97% of the sale price by creating a coupon for your Udemy course. This will give you a unique link that you can use to send people to your Udemy sales page.

You can still do this even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Link to Squeeze Page VS Optin Box in Sidebar

Opt-in box itself on the sidebar will probably work better for most people. That's probably why it's the most common choice. The less steps the visitor has to take, the better.

Of course, good to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,516
Posted By James McAllister
Re: kindle book authors -

Wait, seriously?

From what I've heard Amazon measures how long each individual page is read to weed out people flipping through. I know there are people selling Kindle Unlimted reading services...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By James McAllister
Re: health+make money

Health and wealth are two of the largest markets in the world. Trying to cover them both would be a terrible idea. Trying to cover them both on the same site would be even worse.

Niche it down as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By James McAllister
Re: what was your age when..

I believe anybody can succeed in running a business at almost any age. I was just lucky enough to have my eyes opened to the possibilities early on.

I guess if I were to be honest, my first...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By James McAllister
Re: The On Going War Between Paid Ads and Free Ads

If you could pay $1 for an advertisement and that advertisement could make you $2, you'd be quite foolish not to throw as much money as you possibly could into that advertising campaign.

I love...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By James McAllister
Re: How does sh*t like this convert?

Agree with this almost completely. The oinly difference is I still continue to deliver big promises, but still deliver on them.

You can overhype all you want but all it does is make me look better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Blogging: Should external links open in a new tab?

Most of the time I have links open in a new window.

A few exceptions are if I'm using the link as a call to action (read another article, visit X sales page, etc.) or if it's more valuable for me...
Forum: Social Media 15th January 2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Instagram number of followers

Well, they get more exposure. More followers leads to more likes, which leads to more discovery as your posts may end up in the 'top posts' section for a given hashtag.
Forum: Email Marketing 15th January 2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Traffic vs. List Bldg.

If you need to ask these questions you shouldn't be stealing people's money for a product that probably won't really help them.

And before you tell me to 'get a life,' understand I respect your...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th January 2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By James McAllister
Re: They Say The Money Is In The List....Really?

How often are you following up with additional promotions for the same product? Most people aren't going to buy the first time you pitch a product unless you've been pre-selling it beforehand.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Liability Issues

I am not a lawyer. I would highly recommend consulting with one in the area you do business. While it's unlikely you'll ever encounter a lawsuit, you'll need to figure out what the exact laws for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Auto-play alternatives

What are you using to host the video? As far as I know both YouTube and Vimeo have play buttons over the video before they are clicked on. It should be obvious to the visitor that there's a video...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,776
Posted By James McAllister
Re: On Christmas Day? Seriously?

I sent out a carefully-crafted email blast on Christmas and it was one of my most engaged emails all year.

Bear in mind I wasn't promoting anything directly, but still.

I'd hope anyone that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By James McAllister
Re: amazon says, no more hover boards

I knew a guy that had more than 500 of them on their way to Amazon's fulfillment centers when Amazon pulled the plug on him.

Doubt he had a good Christmas... :(

But let's be honest.. can you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Any Ideas for Promoting FREE Udemy Courses?

If you optimize your course title and description fairly well, it's fairly easy to rank free courses in Udemy's search as well. Bear in mind that recent enrollments and reviews play a factor in where...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Blog Content

I respect your time so much that I don't want you to waste it. :)

You never did answer the question - if you don't know your topic well enough to come up with unique content on it, what makes you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Newbie - Starting online presence

I think a lot of people have already touched on the other topics, but I'd like to add something.

If you build a site around 'you' and not the topic, and the domain name is simply your name, you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Blog Content

In what way do you think you're able to provide more value than the guy you're stealing from?

You may make a quick buck but I don't see whatever you're doing to be a long-term sustainable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By James McAllister
Re: Best Place For Udemy Info?

I'd check out the courses on the topic available on Udemy. Udemy has a course of their own on actually creating and structuring the course, and there are successful instructors who have released...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,516
Posted By James McAllister
Re: kindle book authors -

The Kindle Unlimited payout for October was 0.4809 cents per page. I don't know where you're getting your numbers from - November's payment won't come until the 15th of this month.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By James McAllister
Re: What is wordpress comments plugin that gets most comments ?

Well, think about your target visitor and what they are most likely to use.

I've always found across all of my websites the default comment option was best.
Forum: Email Marketing 1st December 2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By James McAllister
Re: What Email Program Do You Use and Recommend

I can second GetResponse, I use it for all of my businesses and have never had any problems with it. I actually prefer it over Aweber.
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