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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Any website age requirements for AdWords?

No, as long as the site adheres to the Adwords terms of service and quality guidelines it will be accepted regardless of age.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: How do i increase money per click?

Depends on a few things.

Where/What Country is your traffic primarily coming from?
What sort of niche are you in? (It may just be a low paying niche)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: How to find a niche where needs are unmet?

As mentioned above, first think of a few potential broad niches and then frequent forums and blogs to find sub-niches that have unmet needs.

Another option, think of a niche than then actually go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Guest bloggers want follow links

That was his example :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Guest bloggers want follow links

A nofollow link is still a ranking signal for Google and it provides relevant traffic back to their site, so that's definitely something in return. It's also a good way to build a name and reputation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Guest bloggers want follow links

If their website is HIGH quality, not spammy, potentially decent PR and directly relevant to your niche than I wouldn't worry too much about having a do follow link there. If anything it will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: VERY High USA CTR, Low Overall CTR

Unless you are doing something against TOS, you shouldn't need to worry, even if the USA CTR remains permanently at such a high level.

In agreement with GyuMan though, it's likely you've just had...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Are There Any Keyword Research Tools Similar to The Older Google Tool?

Just about all keyword research tools use Google, it's just the way it displays them that's different. The benefit to using them rather than Google is because some also take metrics from services...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Internet marketers, which laptop you use? (13,3' or 15,4')?

When I'm away from home, and most the time at home, I'm running off of a 13" 2013 Macbook Pro.It's light and easy to carry around.

I do however have a Samsung 27" monitor when needed.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Music mixes and Adsense

If it's being recorded by you and then played on your own servers (or account somewhere) than no, you would get pinged for copyright material because you don't have the rights to it, nor are you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Why does one of my sites get almost double the click through rate

I'd assume that the bounce rate on the first one is almost double your second page though.

That is likely the reason, people are landing on your first page and leaving fairly quickly because it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Adding 75+ pages for on-site SEO?

Use the later of your 2 options, e.g: "Accountant Resume Template" as the title and keyword target.
I'd publish them over a period of time rather than all at once as well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Finding Guestblog Post Opportunities

I'd go with Mogly's suggestion.

A general rule of thumb is to avoid most places or people offering guest post opportunities. They generally do it as a way to generate an income, whether it be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Duplicate Issue Or Not?

As Mike mentioned above, don't bother using tags at all (but if you must, just noindex them).
If your using an SEO plugin it should be default add canonical tags to each post which prevents any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Is it possible to outrank such a website.

It's always possible to outrank someone, but depends on multiple factors.

Considering your an SEO, or at least an online marketer, I'd assume you know the following.
Start off by actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Google Results vs Yahoo/Bing Results

Yahoo/Bing has a different algorithm than Google.
For certain keywords it can be much easier to rank Bing compared to Google or with keywords it can be harder.

Being a new site I would continue...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: market samurai tells me different to google

Also, a lot of the Market Samurai competition is actually based of off Bing results and not Google due to the request limits.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Multiple Keywords Within Keyword Phrase

It definitely does.
Essentially, any words/shorter phrases within your long tail keyword will have the ability to rank given that your page is optimized for it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Adsense on blog with links to ILivid allowed?

Sites showing Google ads should be easy for users to navigate. Sites may not change user preferences, redirect users to unwanted websites, initiate downloads, include malware or contain pop-ups or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Long Tails Question

My comment was aimed only at that initial sentence, thus I removed the rest of your post to avoid a pointlessly long quote. The rest of my post was not aimed at yours.

I was simply saying that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Long Tails Question

That's the worst advice I've heard in a long time.

The search volume of a long tail keyword is not overly important and I am generally happy to target them even if they have searches as low as 80...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Source domain numbers in WebMasterTools is incorrect

Are many of those links new?
WMT can be extremely slow to update and display data such as search queries and links, so that may just be the case.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Google updates - How sensitive for SEO?

Nothing in terms of "real" SEO has actually changed, it's the same as usual.
- High quality content = ranks.
- High PR and non-spammy links = ranks.

The only impact it will really have towards...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: My Blog: Ditch or Grow?

I would keep it but narrow it down to a point.
I think the dropshipping/wholesale purchase/ecommerce niche is certainly one that can be grown and used to earn an income.

Wholesaling in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Google on the hunt for SPAMMY guest posts

There is nothing wrong with that at all.
In fact, if anything, it is better to have your guest post on a page that includes a bio at the bottom that says something like:
"This was a contribution by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th October 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: PPC List Building

It depends on the actual product/service that is being offered.
Is it actually an "anti-virus" software/service that you are promoting?

If the product is something of low price, or could be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: When do you call time on a project

Most ideas generally are ;)

I tend to continue working on them, at a slower pace, after confirming that the particular project is a sinking ship. I like to do it for a few reasons:
a) It may...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: keyword rich domain

Not against the law.
I would generally advise against doing that though. If your site/brand is called "Awesome Pets" than use that as your domain rather than trying to create an EMD or keyword...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: My spam has jumped through the roof

90% of them time I can tell from the name of the author. If their name is "nfl jerseys for sale" or whatever keyword they are trying to spam it's easy enough to mark them off as spam.
For other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: My spam has jumped through the roof

Get used to it :)
Likely just an influx in people using one of the many comment spammer programs mixed with the better availability of your blog.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Can sue me domain name ?

Depends, is the Spanish domain owned by a business entity? Or in any way a trademarked name?
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Accepting Payments

For small sums I'll use Paypal however for anything above a few hundred I use Escrow just in case. Keep in mine most clients I accept are a trusted business or associated with one.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Started Getting Google Traffic After Just 3 Days?

And this is a prime example of why I don't put much focus on off-page SEO.

There have been a few changes lately, Penguin 2.1 effecting certain types of backlinks and also the Hummingbird update...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: emotional triggers for social media?

Obviously there is a lot of triggers for each of those, but as an example lets look at the sales side of things.
Don't focus directly, or use the words, on "how to make sales", but rather focus on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Is SEO Dead For Competitive Niches?

Was he by chance trying to sell you services?
I see a lot of PPC based "professionals" say stuff like that. It's mostly BS and a way for them to sign more people up. It's relatively easy to earn...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Amount of Backlinks?

Indeed.

And from what I can see, looks like they have built a lot of PR1-PR2 spammy links from spammy domains.
But yeah, 200 backlinks a month is actually overkill, especially if they are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Is it possible to make money with a website without specific theme?

As everyone has already pointed out, it definitely is possible.
The problem with doing so is that it does take a lot more effort than it would if you were targeting a specific niche.

I've...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Keyword Stuffing in Sidebar Categories? Density Too High?

Listing categories, even if they all share a common keyword, won't get you penalized. And, as you mentioned, providing a good user experience is the key to most search engine success. If anything it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Google AdSense

Looks like your just trying to get a back link. Adsense shows up for me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,126
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Please Help Me About Adsense Approval

Try removing the Yahoo advertisements and submit your application again.
I know Google can be a bit shady in the terms when it comes to other contextual ads, or ads that look similar to Adsense.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Selling Short Story on Amazon - Is it Worth it & How Much?

Just to expand on the series idea.
I have seen a few authors who sell short stories on Amazon, but rather than releasing them one at a time for less than $1 each, they release a pack of short...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Selling Short Story on Amazon - Is it Worth it & How Much?

Considering it's possible to buy/sell small novels (10,000+ words in length) on Amazon for a few dollars, I'd assume you would be lucky if it sells at anything above $1. This is obviously through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Alternate Sites To Fiverr For Buying & Selling

For Graphic/Web Design based buying and selling: Microlancer - WordPress Customization to Logo Design & more (http://www.microlancer.com/) (prices are higher than Fiverr though.

Essentially the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Does the host server location effect local SEO results

Server location does affect rankings. I believe there was also a video released by Matt Cutts that spoke about it.

Essentially, with Google trying to show the most relevant results to their users...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,690
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: SEO Software that is worth it?

I personally use Long Tail Pro for most analysis however It's not all done with software. LTP is brilliant for getting certain metrics about websites but it is also important to then manually look at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Still dropping TODAY after penguin 2.1?

I've seen the opposite.
A lot of my niche sites have moved up in the rankings during this updated rather than dropping.

In your case though, I'd probably give it a bit more time for everything...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Word Tracker Vs. Keyword Planner??

No doubt about it!
It's still relevant to get a further depth of information relating to keywords and trends though, and those 3rd party services, for the most part, some close to accurate data.
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: 4 Reasons Why People Won't Buy From You...

^

Good copy provides a reason for people to buy a product that they do want.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Word Tracker Vs. Keyword Planner??

That is true, although it is the addition of the extra tools to accompany it (e.g other data from third party's such as moz).

For the OP, I use a combination of Long Tail Pro, Market Samurai and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Genuine SEO services

Depends exactly what part of SEO you are looking to outsource I suppose.
Layered Links is still a great service that works, although it is a bit more expensive than others.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Google,Yahoo,Bing Sitemaps Question!!!!!!Help

Are you using a CMS, Wordpress or Joomla for example?
If so there are pugins for both that will generate one for you and auto update and ping it when you release new content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Paid To Post Forum/Blogs Legit Sites?

As far as I know, Post Loop is still pretty effective. I don't personally use it but I am aware of multiple people who hit an average of $10 a day (still not great I guess).
Otherwise, I'm not aware...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Help regarding google penalty

I would still avoid adding a link there.
You could however add the new domain as only text rather than a link on the 404 page to tell people where it has moved. I suppose if it is not a link than no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Help regarding google penalty

I'd remove the site completely rather than adding a 404 page.

1. You could, but I would advise against it because it would still be within that bad link neighborhood that got you the penalty in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Help regarding google penalty

I'd be careful doing that.
Both 301's and Canonical's do pass link juice. This essentially means that you may actually pass the unnatural links to the new domain.

I can safely say that if you do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By ElusiveEnd
Re: Help regarding google penalty

Yeah sorry, I wasn't all that switched and didn't think to include that if you did remove old content than it may be alright to re-use on the new site.
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