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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: The Internet shuts down..now what do you guys do?

Amazing how many people think "they wouldn't let it happen". This is basic economics, the time and cost of preparing for such an event would be enormous. Who do you think's going to pay for it?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,289
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Ebay is moving to 100% FREE listings!

Three years ago I would be mostly agreeing with you. If you've been out of the eBay loop for a while then you may have missed the last major price changes. When it was costing £2 - £3 per listing for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,289
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Ebay is moving to 100% FREE listings!

I see this as nothing but a bad thing. What many sellers seem to forget is customers don't come for free. Premium rents in brick and mortar stores (as well as all the other high costs that go with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: I am done with my host Looking For a New Now

After years of swapping hosts I think I've come to the conclusion that they are all the same. In my experience you may end up on a good server, a bad server or one that's good for a few years until...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th February 2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,310
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Facebook vs. Google Adwords

I've not tried Facebook ads yet but I'm willing to bet those who are saying "it don't work" are doing it wrong and not testing / spending enough to find out why it doesn't work. The argument about FB...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 29,807
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How The Clueless Throw Away Their Money

I think he's late to the party

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,834
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Is it harder to make a full time living on the internet now than 5 years ago

The easy cash of the early days was only easy because people discovered it. They had to be actively looking for something in the first place. If ten years ago you weren't looking for "Google cash"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Here's an image that online marketers need to pay attention to

There are so many ways to read that chart that it's almost pointless taking any notice of without specific information. I just skimmed through the article and still found nothing specific. Ratio's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Why isn't this page converting traffic to buyers?

Chris, don't take this the wrong way but it's terrible. This is a perfect example of why so many people have problems making money.

There are many things you could and should do to improve your...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th February 2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,238
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Google Sniper 2.0 New Release

But then you'd be like the rest of them :)

You're never going to please everybody. You haven't promoted a crap product, you've promoted a hyped one, impossible to avoid in this market. Most of...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th February 2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,238
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Google Sniper 2.0 New Release

It amazes me what people get all hung up about. This is internet marketing, it's rife with bull**** and always will be, yet people that whinge still wanna be a part of it! :rolleyes:

Most people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Screwed Up My List Last time - How Do You Really Make A Profitable List?

Is that 0.5% a typo or for real? If so, seems to me you need figure out why that was before anything else. No one cared because there was no one. 0.5% of 3000 is 15 people opening your email. Even a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th February 2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,731
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Is 12 AM noon or midnight?

There's an easier way to deal with this problem. If your offer ends at midnight ... and you let it run until 12.10, no one is going to sue you! :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th February 2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How Do I Effectively Test A Niche Market With PPC?

The first thing you need is enough data to work with, you need to run your campaign more than 24hrs and maybe spend a few hundred dollars at least. This isn't to get a result, this is just to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How To Make REAL Money Online....

Great post Andy. Unfortunately I guess it will fall on deaf ears but still worth repeating for the small percentage that take notice. The answer to everything is in this simple sentence you made..
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,267
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Is Clickbank's Refund Policy A Joke?

Mike, the grass is very rarely greener, it only lasts until / if you hit another anger invoking event. Every company does something to severely p*ss you off sooner or later. It's very easy to allow...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,267
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Is Clickbank's Refund Policy A Joke?

I don't know about other countries but in the UK, with every card merchant I have ever used, or heard about, this is exactly what does happen. The customer rings the CC company with a complaint. This...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd February 2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,905
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Blog commenting for SEO - STOP IT!

Spam is spam. A blog is just one possible medium for spammers, but commenting purely for a backlink - there is nothing ethically wrong with that in the slightest. As a blogger, I'm doing you a simple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Moving Into a Real Office and Just Hired My First Full Time Employee ... Thank You Warrior Forum

Nice one Andy.
An office in West Central is another success story all of it's own! :cool:
Next time I'm in the Chandos I'll come and say hello, if you're not out in the private jet that is :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,578
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Quick Important Question (ethical) - Can I lie in Sales Pages?

If I come up with a lie so great it would massively increase conversions, I'd work my ass off to make it become a truth.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,067
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Review my new amazon review site

You haven't fixed the typo that Phoebe pointed out.

Using a brand name in your domain could get your site pulled. Just making sure you're aware of that?

The site looks fine but where's the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,550
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: A Pop-Up is the First Thing I See at Your Site - WTF Were You Thinking?

Most of the "ram down your throat" marketers are blinded by short term results. The problem with this kind of marketing is it requires a continually renewable database of sign-ups to be sustained....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: What Are Impressions??

Not quite. 1000 people would be 1000 unique visitors. One impression doesn't necessarily equate to one visitor. One unique visitor could view five pages on your site, hit refresh twice on one page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Tracking Sales Traffic?

Google analytics will tell you all those things, you have to learn how to dig into it. Setup goals and make sure your analytics account is tied to your adwords account. As for the landing page,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How best to determine desperate PROVEN buyers

I personally think people take the term "desperate buyers" too literally. I'd much prefer to target an obsessive buyer like an enthusiast. You could call them desperate because they are constantly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,396
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Google Sucks: Proof That They Favor Corporations Over The Little Guy

If authority (or news) sites are given precedence then why is that if I search for something like "rolling stones brown sugar lyrics" with or without the quotes, the first page is full of sites that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,029
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: I refuse to sell on eBay any longer.

I don't know about other countries but in the UK that's something you put up with in the mail order business. It's the law, it's your responsibility and rightly so. The customer should never lose out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,029
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: I refuse to sell on eBay any longer.

It's an unfortunate part of mail order that can't be avoided and has to be covered by your pricing. eBay may be the wrong venue for what you are doing but I wouldn't put the blame on them, that would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: In THE END anybody got TESTED PROOFS that domain extension does NOT matter?

I do take your point and completely agree with you. I am guilty of presumption. I presume that people know how to (and want to) analyse this stuff. The evidence is there if you look for it, if you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: In THE END anybody got TESTED PROOFS that domain extension does NOT matter?

Not nonsense at all, maybe I should have added the word 'analyse' to looking at the results staring you in the face.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: In THE END anybody got TESTED PROOFS that domain extension does NOT matter?

To expand on that, this is one of those situations where most people's test results should be ignored, more so than many other kinds of tests because it's virtually impossible to know what has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,999
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Can I copy the whole content of my competitor site?

In the time it takes to create this post and respond to it you could write two or three pages of unique content that out converts auto spun crap massively. Moral issues aside, why even bother?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: In THE END anybody got TESTED PROOFS that domain extension does NOT matter?

Back when I thought it mattered, I tested .com vs .net vs .org. result = no difference.

I also tested the various UK extensions. Result = no difference.

Then I stopped bothering. Why spend so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Marketing Success Tip: Give People What They Want (Amazon tips)

I'll add another one. Amazon is also good for finding out what people want.

Conversions don't stop at the page content. You might have a webpage converting at 2% while actually having a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,315
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: What Would You Do If Your Wife Said This To You?

There's a poll option missing... Remind her how much she spends! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,930
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Pre-Selling

Great post Colin. I'd disagree that Pre-selling isn't selling before the sales letter but your idea takes it a step further and moves into advanced pre-selling. Some times, simply selling the sales...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,301
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Please show me that it really is possible - $500 a day consistently

Johnny, just took a look at your web design site and it's pretty impressive. Here's my humble opinion :)

You say that site is a bulk of your income so it's obviously a seller. Without knowing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Google analytics count going DOWN??!!

It's completely possible unless your daily average remains the same. The default date range is one month so if you log in on the 25th then the date range will be from the 25th of the previous month...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: What Is The Proper Way To Do Market Research?

I think a lot of it will depend on what you are trying to sell, I'm no expert but the most common method is to use (and pay for) a dedicated research company. In the UK the biggest is probably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How Would You Handle This Refund Request?

If the person didn't give me a bad attitude I'd probably refund, but...

Where do you draw the line. If you refund then you've moved the goal post. Is there a real difference between this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: REVIEWS: Should they be personal or professional?

If I can't say both then I'd say it depends on the product. Some things like cameras etc can be reviewed by fact, i.e., this feature works, that one don't, that one's missing or is clumsy, auto focus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: question about Paypal types of accounts for ecommerce

Website payments standard is pretty much setup and go and works well with many shopping carts. If you are going for a merchant acc then I wouldn't waste time with website payments pro. You also need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,935
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Paypal Rebate - What is this? Paypal sent me $100 for nothing!

Weird, a bit of googlin' and all I can see is something to do with a Paypal wishlist and facebook ... perhaps?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Do some sites pay google to stay #1?

Sitelinks - Webmaster Tools Help (http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=47334)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,181
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: You're not making money, cuz you're not trying!

If all it took was to work hard and take action then I could just buy a shovel and dig till I drop.

I can knock up a quick Amazon type site and take some money quite easily. The steps are really...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th December 2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Adsense - Text ads or banner ads?

No one can answer this question except you. You'll see differences between sizes, colours, placement, text, images, niche, and the content on your own website. You need to experiment and monitor the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Hosting Problem - Duplicate Content

This will be one of those things staring you in the face but just can't see it. If the nameserver has been changed and propageted then this is probably nothing to do with your hosting company....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Duplicate content- read about it but i am still confused

But much more likely to have been "put out" and perpetuated by an overwhelming amount of people that couldn't be bothered to...

1... Read the few hundred words on what Google themselves say about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,080
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How do you comply with the FTC affiliate link law?

Na, I found most of them ages ago, they were obviously not you, and if they were, there was nothing to learn from them. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,080
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: How do you comply with the FTC affiliate link law?

Some of the best lessons in this stuff is tracking down others and reverse engineering their methods. I'm closing in on ya! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,284
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: FTC Proposes "Do Not Track" Cookie Rules

That is true but it's not that straightforward. There will always be new regulations that affect somebody negatively, mostly the ones that focus more on the direct impact and not the work around....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,284
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: FTC Proposes "Do Not Track" Cookie Rules

I don't see it as anything surprising. Since the introduction of the data protection act (which done anything but protect peoples data) it's been obvious that these kinds of things will continue...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,959
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Best options for Autoblogging?

I'm guessing Ron got this one solved by now :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: KW Research - Search in Quotes ?

As everyone else in here has said, just look at the first page without quotes. That is your only competition because it's how nearly everyone searches. The very few searchers that do use modifiers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,303
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: I wish I had a WSO that actually worked

Jennifer, what did you do with the info in the other thread? Your site still looks the same and it's a mess! WSO's and the likes are methods, you already know methods. Your problem now is that you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By Lee Wilson
Re: Again? Another Site Gone From SERP After Competition Problem

That sucks. You say it's the second time... did the other site come back again?

You didn't contact Google just the site owners is that right? Then surely it can only be a coincidence or the site...
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