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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th April 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,844
Posted By Blakers
Re: what is the best offshore hosting company?

I'm interested in this answer as well. Anyone with experience with one?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,540
Posted By Blakers
Re: How much content does it take to see 200 people a day?

I started an authority site at the beginning of November. Have posted 25 articles and have about 3-5 uniques/day. I'm not expecting massive traffic yet and realize that it will take time as I'm in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By Blakers
Re: Triple Your Writing Speed Overnight (Win7)

Yeah, thanks for the tip. I'm going to try this out tonight....love that this is standard with Windows 7.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Blakers
Re: My Microniche Sites Are Doing Better Than Ever

I bet all your sites are new....meaning, under 4 months old. Penguin seems to have left those alone.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,169
Posted By Blakers
Re: I broke $10,000 in March 2012 vs $1,800 in 2011

Eyetrap <--- This guy knows what he's talking about. He's helped me expand over the last year with great advice and tips. Everything he has received up to this point he deserves. Keep it up Gabe.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,028
Posted By Blakers
Re: Just got my adsense disabled for invalid clicks, yet I did do anything wrong.

Yep, I got banned yesterday too. I've been moving away from Adsense anyway because your account can be banned at any time for whatever reason they want to give. Moving on.....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,337
Posted By Blakers
Re: Just sold my site on Flippa, actually works

This is a really good question as I see this too. Anyone with experience who can comment on this?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th March 2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Blakers
Re: SEO services on the WF: A thing of the past?

I was penalized across a network of sites (20+) on 2/6. My guess is one site was manually reviewed, my adsense pub-id was identified, and every site associated with adsense was smacked back 5 pages...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th March 2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Blakers
Re: Whats the multiple that Adsense sites sell for?

Scanning Flippa, I think there are a lot of variables that come into play. I've seen Adsense sites sell for as little as 5x monthly earnings and up to 25x. It all depends on the trust factor of the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th February 2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Blakers
Re: What do you pay for BMR posts?

I think you pay with a penalty to your site....as evidenced by many people reporting in.

But seriously, I am/was paying .50/post from an ad I placed on Freelancer. He does a good job....I post...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,652
Posted By Blakers
Re: Advice Needed: Rankings Drop for 4 Sites (page 1 to page 6 for all keywords)

Hi Snap1976, I had this exact same thing happen to me at the beginning of February. About 30 of sites, all containing Adsense, got slapped and lost about 50 spots in the ranking (-50 penalty). My...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,285
Posted By Blakers
Re: my sites have took a bad turn on google rank

Hey Paul, it certainly seems like they targeted your coupon sites, but if you look around there are multiple coupon sites per coupon keyword out there. And they are all alive and kicking. It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,244
Posted By Blakers
Re: I have an amazon affiliate site making $500/month...how much to sell it for?

I think it's smart to sell as you can never be sure about future earnings these days, especially if you rely on Google traffic. I would hope to get 4K-5K for it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Blakers
Re: How many BMR post do you make

What is the general consensus of the percentage of posts that should include exact anchor text versus partial anchor text per keyword you're targeting? This is always tricky for me as to not overdo...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th February 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By Blakers
Re: Evaluate my Adsense site

Does having the content between the 336x280 block to the left and the sidebar ad to the right satisfy Google's recent announcement regarding too many ads above the fold of the page?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,337
Posted By Blakers
Re: Just sold my site on Flippa, actually works

This is very true. There is no guarantee and I think this was the smart thing to do. I'm hoping to get involved in flipping more often as well. People love some easy Adsense.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By Blakers
Re: Having a passive income online… Is it hard?

Yes, there are a lot of very successful people online making passive income from niche sites but like another poster said, you're only one algorithm change away or one unhappy google reviewer away...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th February 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,066
Posted By Blakers
Re: My Proven Adsense Niche Model REVEALED

Nice job here, I'd like to try to get into flipping sites because Adsense can be flaky if you're holding them for the long term.

How long do you hold them and earn from them before you place on...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 4th January 2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By Blakers
New CPA post or no?

Hi,

I'm new to CPA after realizing there's better money to be made here than there is with Adsense. I'm in the process of moving some of my Adsense sites to CPA, taking advantage of some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Blakers
Re: All sites Lost Serps, you too?

Yes, I am just starting to see this now. Many of my sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Blakers
Re: Is Anyone Having Issues With Market Samurai's Rank Checker?

I'm having similar issues. Sometimes rank tracker works, other times not. Seems to work better when you're fetching the ranking of 1 keyword vs. Multiple ones. I've emailed them and will share...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Blakers
Re: Very Low Adsense CPC Last Three Days?

Did anyone seen this occur this weekend? The number of impressions and clicks were the same or higher, but the total income was 50-60% less.

The weekend this thread was posted, I didn't see...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Blakers
Re: Anchor text and BMR question?

This is a really good question because I'm about to start with bmr shortly and wanted to know the best technique to use. I think 80/20 keyword vs related keyword is optimal. Thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By Blakers
Re: Build My Rank Test

What's the latest and greatest?
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 27th October 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6,369
Views: 441,075
Posted By Blakers
Re: Sold out through October. We'll open this service up again next month.

Time to throw my two cents in. I bought a number of Guaranteed First Page Ranking campaigns around the end of Sept and early October. Yesterday, one of my keywords from one of my campaigns got to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,628
Posted By Blakers
Re: market samurai - anyone experincing issues today???

Is anyone getting Rank Tracker to work, period? It doesn't seem to be updated any keywords with what their rank is.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Blakers
Re: Anybody having Bluehost issues with loading time?

Something's definitely not right....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Blakers
Re: Anyone Experiencing Delays in AdSense Reporting Today?

Can anyone confirm there is still a problem into today with respect to the delay for Adsense earnings? For the sake of my earnings, I sure hope there still is......Thanks.
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 6th October 2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,369
Views: 441,075
Posted By Blakers
Re: Need A Page One Google Ranking??? Matt LaClear Says You Can Have One!!! (The Sickest Reviews!)

Just purchased another package from ya Matt. Looking forward to the results, thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Blakers
Re: Which Article Writing Services Kicks Ass???

I use Nelson's service here on the WF for all my writing needs. I love the writing and the prices are extremely reasonable:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Blakers
Re: Adsense revenue dropped?

Let's hope next week things get back to normal, That Guy!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Blakers
Re: Adsense revenue dropped?

It seems so hit or miss. I've notice a drop in the last couple days after a fast start to the month. I'm right at 5% CTR across the board, but what I'm getting paid per click varies so much from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By Blakers
Re: Adsense - Test with Text/Image Ad Mix - My CPC Soared When I Did!

Yes, I do realize that as many people have mentioned receiving the email from them around the same time. I'm just stating that it has helped my sites from making the switch.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By Blakers
Re: Adsense - Test with Text/Image Ad Mix - My CPC Soared When I Did!

Still seeing improved CTR since I switched to text/image ads. Gee, sometimes Google is trying to help.....help who?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Blakers
Re: Approaching Labor Day: How's Your Adsense Doing?

Also seeing less traffic than usual for a Thursday, although my CTR is higher today after switching to text/image mix ad display. Hopefully this is the last down period before we see people back in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By Blakers
Re: Adsense - Test with Text/Image Ad Mix - My CPC Soared When I Did!

I also got the email last night and went ahead and switched over to text/image mix. While my traffic is lower than usual today, my CTR is about 3.5% higher than it was before. I really should have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st August 2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Blakers
Re: Adsense Earnings.....Maybe Not?

Thanks to you all for explaining this. My guess is also honest invalid clicks, and yes, when they are reversed, it usually is somewhat substantial. I think I need to stop checking my adsense...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st August 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Blakers
Adsense Earnings.....Maybe Not?

I'm trying to understand something regarding my daily Adsense earnings. From time to time as I am checking my earnings throughout the day, I will see a certain dollar amount I have accumulated thus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Blakers
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

Thanks Antfer. That's the direction I'm going go, keeping the contact info (email) with me. That means you also changed the SSN in the account details too so the 1099-MISC that Amazon sends to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,530
Posted By Blakers
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

I'm in an affected state as well. I have parents in Florida who will open a new account in their name and take on the tax burden. Is it better to do this (open a brand new account) or adjust my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,710
Posted By Blakers
Re: Which WordPress Themes have the highest CTR for your AdSense sites?

I am impressed with the theme. I like the ease of use where you can just enter in your publisher ID one time in the CTR Theme dashboard. There are 7 different Ad layouts to choose from....you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,710
Posted By Blakers
Re: Which WordPress Themes have the highest CTR for your AdSense sites?

I use the CTR Theme too. It has 5 sub themes you can use to give your sites a different look. The owner had a 4th of July sale for $27.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Blakers
Re: Third Party Ads or Interest Based Ads?

I may be using the old Adsense interface but my options are either interest-based ads (& demographics) or not. Maybe there are other options in the new interface. I turned mine Off beginning today...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By Blakers
Re: Switched To Clickbump Theme's, CPC dropped over 50% !?

If its worth anything, my ctr was horrendous on 7/6 after having fairly decent days over the holiday weekend. I use the Ctr Theme and get about 450 impressions a day. Its probably best to allow a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,408
Posted By Blakers
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

This happened a couple months ago to Illinois where the large internet affiliate company of Fatwallet.com resides. If they stayed they would have lost 30% of their revenue. Low and behold, they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Blakers
Re: Have you had your Adsense account banned? Why?

Thanks Nexus7, that's what I always thought. I'm using a theme on some of my sites that is optimized for Adsense but I'm certainly providing high quality content to my visitors and adhering to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Blakers
Re: Have you had your Adsense account banned? Why?

I'm slowly climbing out of the noob stage, but does Google frown on using the same theme on all your niche sites? If we're providing value to the customer, why does the type of theme your using...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Blakers
Re: Which Adsense size performs better for you?

I'm curious about this too. I use two 336x280 large rectangle per article, both wrapped within the text, usually left justified. One at the top of the article, one near the bottom. I often wonder...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Blakers
Re: Banned from Adsense - FAQ

Link Units seems to be the ones everyone says to be careful with to avoid being banned by Google, especially when they are setup to mimic menus like you said. So what is the best usage and placement...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Blakers
Re: 1st Page Google Ranking Dissapeared!

Gary, I just posted a very similar occurrence for 2 of my sites....submitted a couple of social bookmarks and the next day my rankings were gone, from page 2 to page 66 or 101. It's been that way...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Blakers
Help Me Understand - Ranking in Google

Don't blast me, as I'm trying to make sense of this and protect my sites in the future. I have a handful of niche sites, each between 3-4 months old. They were ranking well for many of keywords,...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 31st March 2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 176,699
Posted By Blakers
Re: $0.75 Article Writing! The Cheapest Unique Articles! Limited Spots! [Rave Reviews]!!!

Hi Adie, just placed an order for 6 articles this morning. Sent you an email with the information you requested. What is your expected turnaround time nowadays? Thanks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,995
Posted By Blakers
Re: Best Wordpress Theme with High Adsense CTR

That's going above and beyond GeorgR. I was looking for someone to detail waht the best adsense placement is and I appreciate you sharing this. Thanks!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By Blakers
Re: Dont Trust Market Samurai - Search Numbers Waay Off

This is the response I received from MS support when I asked about the inconsistent SEOT numbers. It looks like others have alluded to this in the thread.

"The cause of the strangely...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th February 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By Blakers
Re: Dont Trust Market Samurai - Search Numbers Waay Off

I wrote earlier than I noticed a dramatic drop overnight in the SEOT number from one of my keywords:

"Same deal here, I have a keyword that previously received 91 exact SEOT daily. Now it...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 9th February 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 109,318
Posted By Blakers
Re: Why Buy Backlinks When You Can Get Them For Free From Us??? 223 Slots Left

Hey Matt, I would like a review copy for a site I've never used the Article Marketing campaign for. Thanks! What a great offer!
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