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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th April 2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By JamesM
Re: Our Websites are not in Google Serp

Okay - the last couple of days about 75% of my portfolio of niche sites have tanked.

I'm not hosted with HostGator - I run my own unmanaged VPS out of a DC in Dallas, so I'm sure that hosting is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By JamesM
Re: AMR Question

If you PM me I can convert it for you.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,251
Posted By JamesM
Re: SEO under attack (Google does it again)

In my day job I'm a web developer specializing in analytics implementation. I work for a fairly large travel company and this initially looks to be a big deal for us. However, stats are always about...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th September 2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By JamesM
Re: For those with too many WordPress sites, ManageWP to the rescue!

Interesting - I'll check it out. I tend to run several sites within one WPMU install to ease the pain a bit. Obviously that means that I have sites sharing IPs, which I'd ideally like to avoid. This...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By JamesM
Re: Web Analytics and Google Analytics....

Avinash's first book is better for beginners. It focuses more on web analytics and a little less on "customer voice", social media measurement etc.

It's called something like Web Analytics - An...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By JamesM
Re: Posts vs. Pages Wordpress!

I use pages, because I prefer to use WP like a CMS, not a blog. Posts will usually show dates etc, which I don't think is relevant to my content. If I was running a news site or something that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th August 2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,469
Posted By JamesM
Re: How can people offer '1st-page Google SEO services'?

My employer once received a fax claiming #1 first page rakings for clients. When I was shown the screenshot I pointed out that the #1 "ranking" they were bragging about was in fact a paid AdWords ad....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By JamesM
Re: Free hosted blogs

Um, everybody seems to be missing the point. The OP is asking regarding the use of free Blogs for SEO/traffic generation. He already has a money site.

Backlinks from self-hosted Blogs will be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th August 2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,280
Posted By JamesM
Re: Opinions on longevity of Adsense

FWIW my doubt is about you claimed earnings (and the perceived lack of knowledge) not the validity of your email address!

Plus, any seasoned WF member is more than aware how easy it is to knock...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th August 2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,280
Posted By JamesM
Re: Opinions on longevity of Adsense

I'm inclined to call BS here too.

I'd also like to point out that as far I'm aware I've never seen a WSO or claim of earnings from either paulgl or Yukon - believe it or not there are some of us...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By JamesM
Re: GA Data Grabber - Reviews

It's the same site. Interesting you're getting that error - my XLS file was working fine a few weeks ago, but now I get the same error as you. I think that maybe Google changed the API and the macros...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By JamesM
Re: GA Data Grabber - Reviews

I looked at the options a few months ago, and settled on the VBA macro method as I needed to use spreadsheets on a couple of different PCs. I can't tell you the exact URL where I got the source from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By JamesM
Re: Niche Adsense Websites – Observations After 18 Months

@prawnballs Yes - I still use bookmarks, but early on, and in large numbers. Fiverr is a good place to look if you do some due diligence.

@morc3x as many pages as I can put together without...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By JamesM
Re: Question About Blog Networks

I know this isn't answering your question, but posing another but; why get set up 5 separate IPs and blogs but instead use freehosted blogs from the likes of Wordpress.com and Blogger etc?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By JamesM
Re: [Case Study] - Ranking a brand new site to 1000/month with less than 50$

There's plenty of gigs on Fiverr for one-time Xr blasts, so it's possibly within budget.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By JamesM
Re: Some free domains if you want them!

Nobody? Oh well - suit yourselves! There's no catch and ref fees are already paid for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By JamesM
Lightbulb Some free domains if you want them!

Hi all,

I'm streamlining my portfolio and am trying to focus on the sites that are making me most money. As part of this downscaling exercise I'm getting rid of a handful of domains that I've...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By JamesM
Re: 301 SEO Experts. Would This Work?

Yes it would work. You'd lose a bit of juice when doing the 301, but that's generally thought to be a marginal amount. I have a site where I changed domains and the PR and rankings carried over with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By JamesM
Re: - Moms and pops will never be at Google top 22 again ?

Umm why are you talking about the number 22? Am I missing something?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By JamesM
Re: Has your site recovered from the June 7th Panda update?

On June 7th my main money site dropped from position 5 (page one) to position 23 (page three). While this might not seem like a huge drop this is a very competitive niche and my site was the only...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th July 2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,117
Posted By JamesM
Re: My microniche journal/contest

Just subscribing :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th July 2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By JamesM
Re: How long does it take you to find a keyword for a niche site?

Sometimes I can find something within a couple of hours, but sometimes I come away empty handed. I decided to change tactic a few weeks ago and spent two days straight doing some mass analysis and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By JamesM
Re: One of my Adsense sites has a VERY high CTR; cause for concern?

As you've admitted yourself the sample size is waaaay to small. If the first visitor clicked an ad then you'd have a CTR of 100% until your next visitor. I've had plenty of days start out as 100%...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By JamesM
Re: Extra Site Revenue without Extra Ads

I guess you're using 3rd party cookies, or maybe Flash objects? To be honest you face some technical challenges. I'd be interested to know more though, and analytics/tracking is actually one of my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By JamesM
Re: Niche Adsense Websites – Observations After 18 Months

One of the points I'm trying to make here is that although these topics have been covered time and again on this forum I myself have been guilty of ignoring the advice and observations of others. I'm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By JamesM
Re: Niche Adsense Websites – Observations After 18 Months

@Ernie, I'm currently runing CTR Theme so I'm rocking 3 units, but I've extensively tested loads of combos. At the end of the day it seems to be a wash. My best overall layout was using 2 text-only...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By JamesM
Niche Adsense Websites – Observations After 18 Months

The following observations are the result of running a small network of niche sites monetized via Adsense. I built these sites over the course of a few months starting back in January 2010,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By JamesM
Re: How do you rank your low competition MFA sites?

The methods you describe are pretty much what I use for my own micro-niche sites. My results are a mixed bag as well, but generally I find it relatively easy to rank on page 1. Having said that my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th May 2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 15,256
Posted By JamesM
Re: Scaling the micro niche sites...

Thanks for sharing Justin. Out of interest, have considered using an ad server that would help manage you ad blocks and also allow you to use affiliate and CPA offers on a page-level basis?

I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By JamesM
Re: Adsense Plugin

I'm nobody's shill, but I can vouch for Fraggler's plugin. It will serve up whatever ad code you stick in there, not just Adsense, but CPA ads if that's your thing. You don't have to supply your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th May 2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By JamesM
Is the "duplicate content myth" still a myth?

Unless you've been hidden under a rock then you know all about the farmer/panda Google algo updates. I used to rank using dupe content without any problems, so I was always confident that duplicate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By JamesM
Re: How do I know where my adsence clicks have come from?

UrL channels are okay for seeing which domain is generating clicks, but you don't want to be using them for page level reporting (unless your site is very small). It's also worth noting that you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,405
Posted By JamesM
Re: The 2 Powerful Tools I Couldn't Be Without

FireFox (plus plugins) and Google Analytics
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By JamesM
Re: need UK HELP!

You can also tell Google which geographic area to target if you use Google Webmaster Tools. I'm based in the UK and have a UK server, but target US traffic on a site by site basis by using GWT. One...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By JamesM
Re: Does Market Samuri run a at good speed on a netbook?

Never have any problem on my Samsung NC10
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By JamesM
Re: Adsense Interest-based Ads Preference WTF?

It basically targets ads based on your visitors browsing history (on other adsense sites) rather than your own content. This is fine if you have a general/broad site theme, but if your site targets...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By JamesM
Re: Does Google give value to social bookmarks?

They still work for my micro niche sites, but only in bulk (200+). If your niche has serious competition then you're wasting your time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By JamesM
Re: NEW Adsense Interface...

I've been a beta tester of the new interface for a few months, but didn't realise it was being rolled out yet.

However, yesterday I got an email from the AdSense team inviting me to test some more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By JamesM
Re: Plain & Simple...Is Scrapebox A MUST Tool?

I find it indispensible, but only for scraping and sorting backlink sources. I *never* use it for comment spamming, although that was/is it's intended use.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By JamesM
Re: $1 a day/............per site possible? Any tips?

It sounds like you need to work on your keyword research and SEO. Pick battles that you know you can win, and automate and scale out your linkbuilding.

A lot of the low hanging fruit is now more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By JamesM
Re: What IM skills have you developed/specific task have you performed if you had to put it in a res

1. Competitive analysis
2. Web analytics and conversion tracking
3. A/B and multivariant testing
4. Project and outsourcing management
5. Patience - this was the hardest to learn ;)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By JamesM
Can anybody recommend a Fiverr backlink service?

Hi all,

Just wondering if anybody has a favorite backlink provider on Fiverr they'd be willing to share with me? I've got a couple of niche sites that I'm looking to diversify the link profiles...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By JamesM
Re: New Wordpress SEO Plugin from Yoast That You Should Install

I already tried it, but the sitemap functionality didn't work on my multisite install of WP 3.0.1. Hopefully this will be addressed by the time the plugin is out of Beta.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By JamesM
Re: How to deal with this unreasonable SEO client? HELP

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and I think that applies to both client and "expert" in this case.

Google has no problem with dynamic pages. Making pages static instead of dynamic is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By JamesM
Re: number of adsense ads per page calrification

you're allowed up to 3 of each type per page, plus 2 search boxes if you like.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By JamesM
Re: Question: The Truth About The "Different Class-C IP Theory" - What do you think?

Other than trying to hide nefarious practices as Tom has said, IP diversity will likely give better linkjuice. However, providing you don't overdo it, I think the worst that would happen is Googlebot...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By JamesM
Tool to mass check 301 redirects?

Hi all,

Do any of you fine warriors know of a tool to mass check the status of 301 redirects across a website? I know of several online services, but most check URLs one at a time - I have several...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,504
Posted By JamesM
Re: Theft Plus Hotlinking Not Such A Good Idea

Okay, a tender subject here. Sounds like the "seller" was a sleazebag who was trying their luck, but fortunately you were tipped off.

However, I'd be interested if anybody can answer me this:
If...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By JamesM
Re: ADSENSE - Help Needed - Tips please!!

With that kind of traffic I'd look into using Yieldbuild (YieldBuild (http://yieldbuild.com)) - it should be able to help you optimize ad placement and design to help maximize your CTR. It's free for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By JamesM
Re: Bookmarking Software, Just Like The Outsources use

I use Bookmarkwiz as it also creates accounts for you. It only supports about 30 sites though, and the success rate is 50/50. Still, it's the most automated solution foe the price.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By JamesM
Re: How do I promote all pages of my site

Hardly any great insight here so far, so I thought I'd wade in...

All the usual backlinking strategies will work, but you need to deeplink to internal pages (as *has* already been mentioned)....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By JamesM
Re: Is this google Smart Pricing?? help please

If you've got that CPC from somewhere like SpyFu then it's likely to the based on AdWords placement on SERP pages, not AdSense placements on the Content Network, which are typically quite a bit lower...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,964
Posted By JamesM
Re: Adsense Money

About $45 from a single niche minisite. I don't put AdSense on my "main" money sites, so I'm happy with that. I've got about 20 similar sites, so AdSense doesn't't exactly make me rich. Still, it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By JamesM
Re: Adsense Keyword Tools show higher local search than global..ehh?

Fraggler is 100% correct. It looks like in the example above that August is peak search season for that KW, so it's reporting a higher volume than the average globa/ monthly volume. This is actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,824
Posted By JamesM
Re: Adsense account suspended!

If your site is optimized. For "second hand piano" then I'd try the eBay affiliate program. You could easily do better than you would with AdSense in a "second hand" niche.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th September 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,770
Posted By JamesM
Re: Major Google Announcement Today!!! Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m. ET

I don't usually search from the homepage anyway, but use the search bar in Firefox instead.

At least they can't bugger that up for me!
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