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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By DavidO
DavidO passed away

To whom this may concern:

Hello, i am Davido's son and i have sad news for those who knew him here. DavidO, AKA David O'Hara, my father, passed away this september the 26th.

I am left to take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By DavidO
Quit wasting my time with pointless video!

I know, threads like this come up on a regular basis... but the needless use of video just keeps getting worse. I've just got one that really takes the cake...

It's a 20 minute video consisting of...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By DavidO
Re: review the design and help to improve it

I'm sorry but I don't really like it. The accordion content slider could be a good idea but you need to call attention to it. The muted color scheme just fades it all into the background.

Also,...
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,214
Posted By DavidO
Re: How Do I Improve Site Loading Speed?

There's only so much you can do on-site. The other side of the equation is your hosting/server. If you're on a low budget hosting plan with a shared server that could be 90% of your problem.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,127
Posted By DavidO
Re: Thinking of going offshore - suggestions needed

The range of opinions and so-called "advice" you're getting in this thread indicate more than anything else that you need expert, professional advice. Most of the people replying here don't know what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By DavidO
Copyright infringement...

I've discovered audio products of mine available to download on hotfile.com (they're "hot" all right!). I'm sure many of you have experienced this and you know how infuriating it is.

But what gets...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By DavidO
Re: Please Unleash Your Critique On My Sales Page

I like the basic look of the site. The bold black on white is very effective, just a little too big. Both your header and headlines should be reduced about 30% but be careful to keep the big, bold...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By DavidO
Re: Domain and Hosting

Go with Hostgator to get started...

But DON'T do like most people and then just forget about hosting for the rest of your IM career. Put a note in your calendar to review things in six months. If...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By DavidO
Re: Would you critique my review page?

I see you've changed to black text on white so the initial look of your page is attractive. Page loading is still very slow. Take my word for it that fast loading is really an important and...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd August 2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By DavidO
The "truth" about hype?

I'm not a copywriter. Well, I try... but I have a lot to learn and that's why I'm here.

The most difficult challenge for me is writing emotionally without getting into hype and blatant...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By DavidO
How bout a reality check on market conditions?

Newbies... and even experienced marketers: Are you struggling to make a dime online? Are you feeling like a failure because other warriors are sucking in cash hand over fist? I mean, if everyone else...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 863
Posted By DavidO
Re: If Video Is So Great...

In a lot of ways I agree with Pete, the OP. Sure, the truth is that video and print both have their place and personal preference has a lot to do with it too.

But the video trend in IM is just too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By DavidO
A different sort of article writing tip...

We see lots of tips on getting articles published, how to link them and how to optimize them for the search engines. These are really useful but how often do we hear about writing content?

If...
Forum: Website Design 15th March 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By DavidO
Re: Embedding Slideshow

I also think slideshows are a great way to present certain types of content. The Clickbank one is simply a "Jquery" slideshow.

These are pretty easy to work with. You can download a great free one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By DavidO
Bookmark spamming is not the way to go...

I just withdrew from a social bookmarking group that I've participated in for several months... and I must urge others involved in these schemes to rethink their positions.

I've dropped out of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By DavidO
Paypal "quirk" to look out for!

I'm visiting Spain for a week and on my first day her I logged into my Paypal account through the Spanish paypal site. It's just what came up when I tried to open Paypal. I speak Spanish pretty well...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th December 2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By DavidO
Re: Secure Site Symbol Reviews Please...

I started using Trust-Guard seals about 3 months ago. They were easy to work with and the best value deal among all those I checked.

They've provided only a slight increase in conversion, not the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By DavidO
Test... don't make the same mistake I did!

We are often urged to test our copy, our offer and every other important aspect of our sales process. But I'm sure a lot of people don't take it as seriously as they should... I know I didn't, and I...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,588
Posted By DavidO
Re: Quick question.. masterclass, master-class, master class or..?

Go with Masterclass!

Look at the success of Masterchef. I know it's a UK show but I think the word is becoming recognized worldwide.

What about the word "masterpiece"? You never see...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By DavidO
When to break from sales letter formula?

Conventional sales letter formulas (AIDA, 12-step) call for you to get attention, describe the problem (to increase the "pain" and build empathy), maybe tell your story, and only then introduce your...
Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By DavidO
How to use Google Optimizer?

Sorry for posting this here but I've put it in the main forum twice now without a single response. I think split-testing applies more to copywriting anyway, so here goes...

I'm using Google...
Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By DavidO
Re: The Power of A Headline

Good tip! For the benefit of others I would recommend using Google Analytics for this as Rentitnow explains.

I've used Stat-Counter extensively and I find that some of their stats and reporting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By DavidO
Re: Videos Are Great But..........

Thanks for posting on my pet peeve again. It can't be said often enough: "Stop using video where it's not needed... or at least provide a text alternative!"

I buy a lot of WSOs. Most are great and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,292
Posted By DavidO
Re: Free PR8 and PR9 Backlinks for ALL!

In the NPR site you can also place a link with anchor text in your About Me section in the profile. Use <a href...>.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By DavidO
Are we chasing our tails and going nowhere?

I've been in IM for nearly 4 years now and the pattern has become obvious: In the never-ending quest of marketers to trick, deceive, take any shortcut and otherwise gain unfair advantage of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By DavidO
Re: Need to market, but never trusted marketing pitches

I know exactly where you're coming from. When I was starting out just about everything in a typical sales page rubbed me the wrong way... still does.

So I've tried to do sales pages without all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By DavidO
Re: creating web site

I agree that you should try Wordpress. You can pick a 3-column theme.

But if you want a conventional website follow the link below and choose a template you like:

30+ Free Three-Column Website...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By DavidO
Re: How to Get Testomonials?

Exchanging testimonials is completely unethical in my book. Giving away free copies for reviews is better but is still not ideal. You want testimonials from real customers who paid full price for...
Forum: Copywriting 9th August 2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By DavidO
Re: I'm looking for people to shred my sales letter (with critiques!)

First, the good stuff... you got a lot of things right. It's very readable and looks good. Simple layout, clear text and font.

Personally, I'm not keen on the old "Who Else" type of headline. But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By DavidO
Re: where Pictures for your site?

Royalty-free image sites are the answer... huge selection of professional images. You can get an image suitable for a website at $2 to $10. I use istockphoto.com and fotolia.com but there's lots of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By DavidO
Graphics can boost your conversion!

There's long been a debate about the sales impact of graphics. Designers like to claim that graphics are as important as the words you use to sell your product. Of course, copywriters insist that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,730
Posted By DavidO
Re: Best background color for sales page?

Don't accept any single answer to this question. I know you want an easy answer but there isn't any. It depends on your niche, your website theme, layout and graphics.

Having said this, there's...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By DavidO
Re: Under-Hyping To Win More Sales

It's obvious that just about everyone agrees with you on this... but how many will actually put it into practice?

Try it. I can personally confirm that this approach is effective. My conversions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By DavidO
Re: Question: Know Of a Good Free Source Of Graphics/Pictures?

Google images :-)

Seriously, I use istockphoto.com for almost everything. They have really high-caliber images of all types.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By DavidO
Re: A bit crazy to only offer customers the option to download 265MB zipped file?

I don't really have an objection to download a 256 mb file and I only have basic speed broadband. I think it's better than repeating the operation a dozen times.

But if it's a course of something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By DavidO
Clickbank a liability?

I'm seriously considering pulling my product from Clickbank. I get good traffic of my own and Clickbank sales are only a minor contribution to my income. It's been declining for some time anyway.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By DavidO
Re: Is anyone using Linkvana

I've been in the program since day one and so I got lifetime membership at $97. I do think it's given me benefits but I don't know if I would pay $147.

I do almost all my own posts so it costs me...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,052
Posted By DavidO
Re: Scammers I know who you are and will come for you .

I sympathize with you, Trent. I've been burned too. Right now I've got two other IMers ripping off my product and damaging the overal reputation and credibility of my methods by putting out fake,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By DavidO
Articles: don't just Digg, Mixx it up!

I like to publish new articles and other content on my own site first to get original content. This has really boosted my search results.

When I publish new content I want to get indexed quickly....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,011
Posted By DavidO
Keep your PIMP and H.O.E. to yourself!

I've just unsubscribed from a very popular and well-known list because I'm sick and tired of this increasing trend toward vulgarity and tackiness. Pimp this and pimp that was getting bad enough but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By DavidO
Re: Whats the jist with Yahoo answers?

Yahoo Answers is definitely still worth the trouble. I get sales from it regularly. Your answers really need to be top quality because the a lead is the only thing you get - no backlinks because of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By DavidO
Re: Some Advice Please - Im A Designer Wanting To Start An Online Business

My first advice is don't let the domain name get away. It's not enough money to hesitate over.

The second thing, if your work is totally unknown, offer some work here on the forum in exchange for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By DavidO
Want to get indexed FAST?

Got a website or new content you want indexed FAST? There are a lot of ways to do it and most of them work but the fastest method I've found is to submit it to Digg.

I just submitted my latest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By DavidO
Great article marketing tip

After publishing my 32nd painstaking article I think I've finally learned a valuable lesson: publish an article only on your own site until Google indexes it and get the credit for original content....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By DavidO
Two fascinating new advertising resources

Two new books with fascinating views on advertising and consumer behavior have recently been published. They are:

"The Numerati"
How They'll Get My Number And Yours
by Stephen Baker

and
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By DavidO
My Article Tips

Article marketing is always a hot topic here so I thought I'd put in my two cents. This is more about article writing than about marketing. That's because if you don't create a good article all the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By DavidO
Re: Need Help from UK Warriors re: business starting

You are lucky to be based in the U.K. I've done business in both the U.K. and the U.S. as well as on the continent and setting up a company in the U.K. is the easiest of all. Don't let anyone tell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By DavidO
Re: Menu on landing page?

"No menu, no links, no choices" is one of the sacred cows of IM web design, one which can and should be broken at times.

The right answer has a lot to do with what you're presenting and what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,008
Posted By DavidO
Re: Shocking News About Ezine Articles Authors!

Actually, I wish more people would give up on writing articles, or never start in the first place!

EZA has been trying to improve their quality control but it is still overloaded with total crap....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By DavidO
Re: Direct Linking with PPC vs. presell site/blog

I'm not convinced that starting with PPC is the best approach... unless you have money to burn, that is.

PPC has the advantage of getting results quickly and it's a good way to test a niche. But...
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