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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Optimum Video Length

Some solid advice in here guys - thanks. I guess the secret is to test, test, test! I have noticed that the retention seems to dip after the 5/6 minute mark especially when discussing complex topics...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By blackrabbit
Optimum Video Length

Previously I have recorded a few YouTube tutorial videos for my primary niche and they tutorials are fairly detailed and run at around 15-20 minutes however recently I have been digging through the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Best country to outsource to...

I have to agree with TrafficMaster101. I have moved towards native english speaking countries for my outsourcing. The reason in simple - the costs of outsourcing to none native countries seem to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Interest in Self Hosted Autoresponder?

InternetBusinessKickStart has provided some great insight in his post - it's easy for us technical guys to get carried away; what is easy for us can be quite hard for those without experience. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Know any 'free' SMS browser affiliate programs?

While it's not free, I can vouch for Twilio. Really cheap and easy to use service Twilio SMS Pricing - Pay as you go for SMS and text messaging (http://www.twilio.com/sms/pricing/pl)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Interest in Self Hosted Autoresponder?

I think the big benefit of using something like awebber is that you know that they are going to support the system for you - self hosted is great for those of us who know how to support web apps but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: How do I know if any given site is being or has been penalized by Google?

Impossible to tell if you don't have any data to backup your case. The easiest fix would be to get them to alternate their posts between the 2 sites and to remove the duplicate copies of content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Good niche's?

Come on, nobody is going to give you a handout but if you want a hot niche try fitness, weight loss, diet, dating, gardening... I could go on but the truth is a hot niche is only as good as the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Marketing Strategy for Travel Site

The travel niche is pretty hard to break into. We have had a couple of clients in the space and the easiest method that we have found is to use Adwords.

However if you are looking for a more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Sales dried up after installing optin form plugin for wordpress

I hate to point out the obvious but your sales have dried up because your traffic has dried up. This has nothing to do with the plugin.

Work on regaining your traffic and you will regain the sales.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By blackrabbit
{Live Case Study} Starting From Zero Got Nothing To Lose

I have been wanting to launch a live case study for a while but I have always found them to be a bit sketchy. Either the OP doesn't deliver or it's often a super shady pdf that doesn't really help...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Best Seo Trend?

I always look at what doesn't work as the best way to find what does and the only method that has weathered every storm is good content.

Having looked at the latest changes it appears that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,672
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Video Marketing vs. Article Marketing

I am a huge convert to video marketing - you are getting two for the price of one when you make a video with narration.

I am just finishing up with my next 3 video tutorials and already I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Increase Traffic, Leads, & Web Presence--Share Your Resources Too!

If you are worried about your backlinking techniques then you thinking about the wrong type of links.

The future-proof strategy is to create content for your users, that they want to read and they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Increase Traffic, Leads, & Web Presence--Share Your Resources Too!

Pick up a copy of "how to win friends and influence people" for a few dollars. It will teach you all you need to know about the future of the social web.

Make genuine friends online and this mini...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: What Do You Want to See Change in the MMO/IM Niche?

This is exactly what we should be aiming to see. When people stop looking for fast wins then the standard of internet marketing will rise massively.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Screen Capture software

If you are using a Mac I have been using Screenflow for my screencasting series and I am pretty happy with it. It's a bit more expensive that other software but well worth it.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th October 2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,350
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Have you tried blue host's affiliate programs? Is it worth it?

Take a look at Pat Flynn's' income report at smartpassiveincome.com. He does pretty well from Bluehost.

Personally I have found Bluehost to be great to work with; really helpful team of guys over...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: First sale today!

Well done - there is nothing better than that feeling of a first sale.

You should use the motivation to push on and work out how to double your success. :-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Please help me making some money online asap.(Haven't earn anything still now)

Okay, since it seems like you are after some real hand holding here is what you need to do -

Step 1 - Take a few minutes to think about what you can do (only you know this but lets say you decide...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Please help me making some money online asap.(Haven't earn anything still now)

What I mean is that Fiverr is awesome and I personally know of someone who used it to launch his graphic design business but a lot of gigs aren't sustainable.

Take writing articles for example -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Please help me making some money online asap.(Haven't earn anything still now)

A word of caution regarding fiverr - not all that glitters is gold.

The only way to make a decent amount of money on the site without killing yourself is to either sell something digital or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: My blog was hacked!

It might be a silly question but could the ranking downturn be due to recent Google algorithm changes?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: A Freemium Software Model

Thanks for the tip Daniel - As the script is already complete, the work is in creating the documentation and tutorials (although this is what I love doing so its easy work).

I think you are right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: not enough passion

I think that if you are making your own product then unless you know the pain of the industry then you can't produce the cure that is needed.

EG if the guys behind Easy Video Player didn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By blackrabbit
A Freemium Software Model

As we are currently going through a process of migrating all our old PHP scripts to Ruby on Rails I was thinking about giving away those old scripts for free as we upgrade the system.

The first...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th October 2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: How Can I Find A Decent App Developer?

No worries - It's a huge investment of both time and money when you are thinking about contracting someone to build an app for you and doing your homework beforehand is going to save you a lot of...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th October 2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: How Can I Find A Decent App Developer?

Not sure this is adding to the conversation about finding a developer but I would make sure when you post the job listing that you are clear about getting a native/hybrid/web app built. The price you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: What do you think of coaching programs? Beneficial or not so Much

I think it depends on how disciplined you are.

To give you a good example - when I'm not IM'ing I like to get to cycle. I decided I wanted to really push myself next season and compete in some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: What do you think of coaching programs? Beneficial or not so Much

Coaching programs are awesome if you want all the information without having to sift through the fluff. They will often help focus your mind on 1 income stream or 1 marketing technique.

You will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Conflicting advice about hosting server location &co.uk VS .com - Please help

Based on what I have seen over the last few years - it seems like UK hosting helps with local search. I seem to have more success with my .co.uk sites when they are on a UK server - it just feels...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd August 2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Word press blog was terminated

Guessing that you probably had advertising on there - either affiliate links or banners.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: IM outlook for 2012/2013

I couldn't have said this better - IM is growing fast. Over the past 8 years it has changed from a back bedroom hobby to an industry that people can make a lot of money from!

As such it means that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd August 2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: How to find whether the directory is Spam or not?

9 out of 10 if you have any doubts about a directory site, it's usually best to avoid it. While it wont hurt your site, it wont really do it any favours.

Run a backlink analysis of your highest...
Forum: Programming 31st July 2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Need your opinions about my idea

I like the idea but I think the value here would be to create an online wizard that walks the dev through creating the document, asking relevant questions and getting them to upload media for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Which is the best link building method after Google penguin update & why??

I think this article by Tim Grice might be helpful -http://www.seowizz.net/2012/06/link-building-still-works-only-the-mechanics-have-changed.html
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,054
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: What would you build if you had IM and programming skills?

I haven't come across too many WSOs aimed at coders - the money is in using your coding skills to sell solutions that can't be produced by none coders.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,054
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: What would you build if you had IM and programming skills?

Hey LocoDice,

When you can write your own scripts and have the resources to spend time developing these things the possibilities are endless. Just recently I have been producing a number of data...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: why is my site not converting?

Hey what44,

I haven't had chance to look through your whole site but from what I can see, while the site looks sweet - there is far too much noise on the site. My eyes were so busy when I first...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th June 2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: I wanna create a mobile app

Just throwing another suggestion into the mix but I am looking to build my first app that will be optimised for ipad, iphone and android and titanium (http://www.appcelerator.com/) looked interesting
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Traffic Increased By 700% By Thinking Out of The Box

I couldn't agree with you more. It seems the norm now that people fear sharing their ideas.

If by posting this simple method it helps just one person expand their mind when approaching new ideas...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Traffic Increased By 700% By Thinking Out of The Box

I think the real proof of this script working would be to start working in a new niche and use the script to generate content ideas and then make some bank from it.

Might make an interesting idea...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Traffic Increased By 700% By Thinking Out of The Box

The other advantage in data analysis is that it allows you to spot product trends early. If you started getting lots of questions about a particular product or topic it highlights a lack of available...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By blackrabbit
Traffic Increased By 700% By Thinking Out of The Box

I have just finished a little traffic building experiment that I have been running over the past six months. The method described is slightly geeky but is a great illustration of what can happen when...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 4th June 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: What is a good UK based SMS provider?

We have build a number of applications now using Twillio.

I couldn't fault them. Easy API and awesome support team for when you get stuck.
Forum: Programming 4th June 2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Affiliate Tracking URL

If I have understood this correctly then you have two options, give each affiliate a unique url to send traffic to and then set a cookie which is checked after sign up so the last referrer gets the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd June 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Mobile Websites In The UK

pcobyrne this is very similar to how we use to do it - glad someone else has found a good formula for selling mobile sites.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd June 2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Mobile Websites In The UK

Over the last few years we have worked with clients whos websites are managed by all the companies that you have listed and everytime we work with one of these providers we are left with a very bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: To Licence or Not to Licence - Opinions Needed

I will be very interested to see what others have to say on this. I have just finished writing my first commercial wordpress plugin and had to think about licencing or just encrypting the source...
Forum: Website Design 27th May 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: How Can Freelancers Survive with stuff like this?

When I first started my web dev biz I used freelancer.com, odesk and elance. I just accepted that some people will always choose the cheapest but I think after a while you get a feel for the clients...
Forum: Programming 25th May 2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Redirect Website To Subdomain!

I believe that you will need to do this as you still want to be able to access the main domain.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd May 2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,942
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Selling Mobile Website vs SMS on Initial Contact

The sales guys that we work with normally approach the clients to discuss their mobile marketing as a whole and then figure out which product to lead with based on their response to the initial...
Forum: Programming 20th May 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: WP plugin for commenting on my own blog

Hmm, if you are looking to post at scheduled times you could look to do something with cURL and a cron job.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th May 2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Getting tired of people running blog networks down etc.Who is the real culprit?

I have spent the last 4 years carefully crafting my blog network and during that time I have learnt a number of lessons.

The first is that if you aren't going to take time to write awesome posts...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: Scrapebox Question

It has been a while since I used scrapebox for anything but when I experienced similar situations in the past I would ping the list of links using one of the scrapebox add-ons.

This use to work...
Forum: Programming 18th May 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By blackrabbit
Re: WP plugin for commenting on my own blog

Scrapebox comes to mind but you would need to askimet off before running this.
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