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Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 12th June 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By ecopac
Re: Affiliate Clicktracking

Thanks Maurizio, fair do's you did reply but it was sitting in my junk mail.

I think Clickmeter is going to be the best option for me, seems to do everything I need it to and more

Thanks!
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 11th June 2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By ecopac
Affiliate Clicktracking

Hi all

I am after some recommendations if possible for a really comprehensive click tracking package/plugin to use on a Wordpress site.

I am currently using GoCodes to cloak links and count...
Forum: Website Design 30th May 2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By ecopac
Help with WP Plugin

Hi all

I am looking for a plugin but can't for the life of me think what the word is I am looking for to search for it.

Basically I would like a popup window to open when a visitor hits my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By ecopac
What's going on with Google & Payday Loans?

We all know the UK payday loan search is spammy, it always has been, but after the big G unleashed their update directly tackling it I have to say it was cleared up to the best I have ever seen it.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By ecopac
Making a website appear in local search

Hi all

I have a query with regards to getting a website seen.

I've never worked with local business websites and I am helping a friend out with his at the moment.

My question is how do you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By ecopac
Re: Google has penalised my payday loan websites for site quality

Well Payday Loans is one of the hardest you'll find at the moment, if you can make a site rank well for that, you should be ok with anything else you pick! As long as you're keeping within the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By ecopac
Re: Google has penalised my payday loan websites for site quality

I am not convinced it's the application form, but I guess it could be.

If you start again, you need to make sure you have good quality content, a sound site structure and good quality backlinks.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By ecopac
Re: Google has penalised my payday loan websites for site quality

No I'm not saying they don't allow them, but I imagine that because of the spam tactics of the likes of Pingtree Ltd and T3 Leads, they take a very dim view on them.

You wouldn't have got...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By ecopac
Re: Google has penalised my payday loan websites for site quality

It won't have anything to do with the fact you use a Pingtree.

It because the site is a thin affiliate site, you're also deceiving the visitor into thinking you lend the money when you don't -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By ecopac
Google Indexing Sites

Hi all

Has anyone else experienced a delay in Google UK indexing new sites lately?

Usually it was always done extremely quickly, but lately it's taking ages. For one site I submitted it to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By ecopac
Manual Spam Block

Hi all

So today I received an email in WMT telling me my site has a manual block on for pure spam, however 7 hours later the site is still ranking as it was before.

Is this normal, how long...
Forum: Website Design 25th July 2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By ecopac
Need a specific theme...

Hi all

I am looking for a theme recommendation if possible.

I am looking to build a website dedicated to one particular product - watches. I want the site to have the ability to filter watches...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By ecopac
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By ecopac
Redirecting an entire site

Hi all

Just after a quick bit of advice, I have 2 sites that both pretty much do the same thing but I've decided to get rid of 1 as the traffic has really dropped off recently.

I want to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By ecopac
Re: Has Matt Cutts started offering payday loans??

Funny how that's been taken down, but the 2 spam sites above it are still there?

Seems to have been replaced with masspaydayloans.blog.co.uk/ now
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By ecopac
Re: Has Matt Cutts started offering payday loans??

Whoa, who pissed on your cornflakes this morning?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By ecopac
Re: Has Matt Cutts started offering payday loans??

That doesn't really make any sense, the content on the actual web page is rubbish, it redirects to another site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By ecopac
Re: Has Matt Cutts started offering payday loans??

Ha, I managed to grab a screenshot of the blog before it redirected, absolutely none of it makes sense, it's unbelievable isn't it - that was only made yesterday and it's on page 1 for a super...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By ecopac
Has Matt Cutts started offering payday loans??

Someone's got a sense of humour - currently position 4, page 1 for Payday Loans in the UK...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By ecopac
Help with RSS

Hi all

Just after a quick bit of advice, I have an RSS feed coming into my website from a money saving website which is great, but it seems most of my traffic is coming from people searching for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ecopac
Re: New Google Update - Or is it all screwed?

I like it, what a good idea I can see how this could work - it's worth a shot at least.

Well the page is up, let's see how it goes!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ecopac
Re: New Google Update - Or is it all screwed?

Right done, I've set one up and let's see what happens, I've done it on something I am interested in so hopefully updating it wont seem like such a chore.

Cheers for the advice
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ecopac
Re: New Google Update - Or is it all screwed?

How do you generate the link from Amazon to put on Facebook though, linking to that particular product, all the code seems to be HTML
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ecopac
Re: New Google Update - Or is it all screwed?

That's interesing...how did you start off getting people to know your page was there?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ecopac
Re: New Google Update - Or is it all screwed?

So can you setup a fan page for a branded product, say for example Mont Blanc Pens, then interact with people, share photos etc and put up product links on the page with your affiliate links? Is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By ecopac
Re: New Google Update - Or is it all screwed?

Rubbish, there are some of us who actually work in this niche that have decent websites without all the black hat and spammy backlinks you know.

We work harder in this niche than any other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By ecopac
Re: Google PayDay Loan Algorithm Update

About time too. There's still a fair amount of spam out there but it's way better now than it's been for a long time.

I wonder though, will the spam sites with 10,000 backlinks generated in a day...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By ecopac
Putting Links in your own blog posts

Is there any value in putting keyword links into your own blog post to other pages of your site, so for example if my blog was about biscuits and I wrote:

"There are lots of different types,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By ecopac
Re: Another update last night?

For me it's a difficult game. I work in Payday Loans, I know it's a highly competitive market blah blah, but I have/had a really successful site which is slipping in the serps every day as it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By ecopac
Re: Another update last night?

I understood this was a pretty big update
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By ecopac
Another update last night?

Lots of reports about another update/data refresh last night - whatever you want to call it.

Has this affected anyone?

I have noticed a couple of key websites that were solid #1 ranking post...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By ecopac
Robots.txt files

Hi all

I recently submitted a new site to Google through Webmaster tools, and I manually added a robots.txt file to my root directory with a few rules like:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By ecopac
Re: Link building strategy...help

Sorry, I didn't read that comment as 'your strategy is weak at best'??
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By ecopac
Re: Link building strategy...help

Thanks for the replies!

Could you elaborate on a tier 2 link building strategy, what does this mean?

Point taken about web 2.0 sites - thanks.

Regarding the blogging, I want to keep the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By ecopac
Link building strategy...help

Hi guys

After a bit of advice, I've just released my newest website and I've put a massive effort into making it Google friendly post-penguin as I do rely on search engine traffic a lot.

Onto...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By ecopac
Basic questions about Link Building

Hi guys

I am going to start on my first link building exercise for a new site.

I have never done this before and I have some pretty basic questions I'm afraid, I'd really appreciate some help...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By ecopac
Re: How have they done this?

Oh right ok I wasn't aware of that! So how often do they run it, approximately?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By ecopac
How have they done this?

Ok so a new site has appeared amongst the thousands of spam sites on the first page of Google.co.uk and I decided to take a bit more on an in depth look.

I don't have/know about all the tools to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By ecopac
Re: Penguine 2.0 Ha!

Haha I had to share this, there is payday website I just came across called mugabewagedayadvance.co.uk - when you click on it it takes you to another website called Sky Loans.

But seriously,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By ecopac
Re: Penguine 2.0 Ha!

It's not about whether payday loans are right or wrong, or about the charges, I couldn't care less, it's about how Penguin is failing massively in an area that was specifically mentioned.

I was...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By ecopac
Re: Penguine 2.0 Ha!

Well that doesn't make any sense, there are plenty of reputable websites out there - why are the likes of Wonga, QuickQuid, Money Supermarket etc not showing?

Every single site is a URL that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By ecopac
Re: Penguine 2.0 Ha!

Since the update, the search for 'payday loans' which was one of the key searches that was meant to be affected, has actually got worse.

If you search for Payday Loans on Google.co.uk now, there's...
Forum: Website Design 23rd May 2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By ecopac
RSS Feeds

Hi all

I am brand new to RSS feeds and the theme I bought for my WP site had a RSS feed widget where all I need to put in is the URL of the feed.

I am using the BBC Financial services feed and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By ecopac
Re: Domain Extensions

I don't mean in monetary terms, I mean in terms of how the Search engines rank you. Does a .uk.net hold as much authority as a .co.uk or .com for example?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By ecopac
Domain Extensions

Hi, what are peoples opinions on domain extensions, is it the case that .co.uk/.com are the best or does it really matter?? Is a .uk.net or a .uk.com domain still worth the same as a straight .com or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By ecopac
Re: What happens after an update?

Thanks Pat - that's put my mind at rest for a while!

To be honest I don't really participate in link building. I was ranking so well I didn't want to do anything to screw it up. At one point I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By ecopac
What happens after an update?

This is the first time I have gone through a major Google algo update as I am fairly new to affiliate marketing.

My site has dropped from position 5 on page 1 to position 1 on page 3 for a very...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By ecopac
Re: Penguin 2 released

Google Payday Loans now, what comes up?

Number 1 - redirect to another site, number 4 - redirect to another site

None of the sites ranking offer any 'user experience' - they're spammy rubbish
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By ecopac
Re: How many Amazon sites do you own?

Thanks for the replies guys, I'd be really interested to see some of your sites in action - do pop up a link if you want to!

At the moment I am literally posting the products up with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By ecopac
How many Amazon sites do you own?

Hi guys

So a few months back, I got caught up in some hype on here around Amazon sites and the theme Amazillionaire. In my haste I was desperate to try it out so I bought a domain and the theme...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By ecopac
Re: Why do you hate black hat?

What if EVERYONE used 'black hat' techniques, would that then make them white hat?

The black hat guys keep us all on our toes in one respect! I don't agree per se with BH, but each to their own. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By ecopac
Re: So I'm getting decent traffic but no money...

Exactly as above, nice looking site but there wasn't anything to buy or click through to that I could see anyway?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By ecopac
Re: Password Software

Thanks Guys - I think Lastpass is the one I was thinking of in the back of my mind as I had heard of one that autofills for you

Cheers!!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By ecopac
Password Software

Hi

Can anyone recommend a secure password saver for Windows (8). I have a ton of websites now, analytics accounts, affiliate accounts etc and I am starting to forget all the different passwords...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By ecopac
Copied website

Hi all

After a bit of advice. My website has been copied - by this I mean the theme, layout, domain is extremely similar, the product being sold is exactly the same and some of the content has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By ecopac
Re: Autoblogging & Adsense

Can anyone help??!!
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