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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2015, 05:30 AM
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Views: 457
Posted By keithb89
US vs. CA Amazon Associates Question

Hey marketers.

I wanted to know your opinion (or research if you have it) regarding users being directed to a website they're not familiar with or not in the country they reside.

I have a...
Forum: Copywriting 15th July 2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can A Non-Sleazy Dating Sales Page Work? Critiques Please!

How do you know I have less experience? I've been professionally marketing at my firm for quite some time, and doing pretty well I might add -- especially for someone my age. You know there is a...
Forum: Copywriting 14th July 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can A Non-Sleazy Dating Sales Page Work? Critiques Please!

How is that bad advice? I'm just trying to offer an alternate point of view by saying, yes a dating site that doesn't focus on sex could work. Is that such an outrageous thing to suggest? I think an...
Forum: Copywriting 10th July 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can A Non-Sleazy Dating Sales Page Work? Critiques Please!

I'm trying to be constructive. You're calling me arrogant and pedantic (<-which isn't a $5 word apparently). I feel bad for "word nerds" and English majors around you who are obviously constantly...
Forum: Copywriting 10th July 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can A Non-Sleazy Dating Sales Page Work? Critiques Please!

Wow. I'm just spitballing ideas at the guy; trying to be constructive and encouraging instead of tearing him down. Maybe 'optimize' is a bad choice, but its in the vein of taking a classy approach....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By keithb89
Re: How to avoid duplicate content?

JCPenny is a horrible example. They're a major international brand that will rank high because Google wants you to find them. So the 'rules' of SEO don't really apply in this case. You think JCPenny...
Forum: Copywriting 9th July 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can A Non-Sleazy Dating Sales Page Work? Critiques Please!

My point was that he should have a mission statement for his business that matches his own ethics/moral code. If the guy isn't sleazy, then don't run a sleazy service. I would also argue that taking...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By keithb89
Re: Embrace FEAR

Yes fear works. So does sex. So does appealing to ego. Its called pathos. You should check out this great 'marketing' writer named Aristotle.
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can A Non-Sleazy Dating Sales Page Work? Critiques Please!

I think your page looks pretty good and I'm glad you're trying to take the "high road" when it comes to marketing your product. In fact, why not make this a part of your pitch. For example, "Are you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By keithb89
Re: How to avoid duplicate content?

Multiple sales pages shouldn't be a problem since all retailers must do this. Just so you know, this situation really isn't considered "duplicate content". Duplicate content is when you copy directly...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd July 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By keithb89
Re: Can you find some faults here?

I would say you need to start you pitch by asking the reader if they have "ever dreaming of building an app to call your own but didn't know where to start?"

I think that taps into a (money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By keithb89
Re: Project Fees

I would say charge a flat fee for the site and any graphics - and an hourly rate for the rest. I think $20+ per hour is a reasonable rate for social media posts, analytics, etc.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By keithb89
Re: Niches are getting harder to corner

You need to identify emerging trends and, here's the tricky part, figure out which trends will get traction and become niches. For example, 'selfies' started popping up around 2-3 years ago and now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By keithb89
Re: what is the best way to place banner ads on a site?

Yes, your should definitely think about incorporating into the content itself - without disrupting your users' experience.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By keithb89
Re: How I have got my first Amazon Sell

Agree. You should be thinking content-first, otherwise your site is just a full-page banner ad.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By keithb89
Re: Promoting a fresh datingsite: 500-ish dollar budget

With a budget of $500, your going to have to invest a LOT of time - probably years. I hope you're in this for the long haul.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By keithb89
Re: what is the best way to place banner ads on a site?

I would set up an A/B test and see which one works better for your site.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By keithb89
Re: From 'brand name' to 'personal name'... again...

Stick with the brand name, its your baby now you have to make it grow. As far as coming across as more expensive, maybe you could try using this in correspondences with potential clients:

Your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By keithb89
Re: Are Press Releases Critical?

Press releases should have NOTHING to do with getting a high search rank. They are supposed to be source material to help bloggers/journalists to write a story about your business or website.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By keithb89
Re: Duplicated Copy and SEO Question

I believe duplicate content should only be a concern if its been duplicated from another site or its just a bunch of repetitive keyword-stuffed junk copy.
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By keithb89
Re: Critique Request: Direct Marketing Letter

I'd suggest opening your letter by asking the parent to visualize their child growing up to be self-confident, independent, etc. I think this would help to convey positive imagery up front and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,243
Posted By keithb89
Re: Copyediting Tips Please

Editors, in the formal sense, should worry about grammar, punctuation, usage and style concerns (AP style vs. Chicago style vs. ???). These concepts are usually learned in a formal university...
Forum: Social Media 30th June 2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,791
Posted By keithb89
Re: Getting traffic from Facebook Groups - Total waste of time?

Is this an average of 1,500+ visitors or just one campaign out of many? Also, is this quality traffic -- ie traffic that interacts with your page?
Forum: Social Media 29th June 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By keithb89
Re: HELP NEEDED: NEW twitter account suspended because of 3 DMs

No, using @ (called a 'mention') is different than DM. If you're mentioning 250 people a day, its unnatural and looks spammy. Think about it in real life terms, do you talk to 250 people every day?
Forum: Social Media 29th June 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By keithb89
Re: Facebook likes

Go for FB interactions, not likes.
Forum: Social Media 29th June 2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By keithb89
Re: Increase Your Traffic from Google Plus by 353%

Good relevant tips, but a 353% increase? I don't think so... Its a classic clickbait-and-switch.
Forum: Social Media 29th June 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,791
Posted By keithb89
Re: Getting traffic from Facebook Groups - Total waste of time?

A lot of group are filled with shameless promotion, but I'm sure there are a few good ones out there. I'd put more energy into building your businesses' FB audience by posting good content that draws...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By keithb89
Re: How do you find blogs?

I was giving an answer on "building relationships" as described in the OP. I assumed the poster knows how to use a search engine. I mean he found this niche forum on marketing but can't find a blog...
Forum: Social Media 28th June 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By keithb89
Re: Commenting with real name or site title

Use your website name because its your brand -- the name your parents gave you may not have a meaning to the larger world. Unless your name is also your brand, ala Guy Fieri or Rachel Ray.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By keithb89
Re: How do you find blogs?

Identify blogs you want to connect with, find them on Twitter and genuinely build a relationship with them as a fan of their work.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By keithb89
Re: Plagiarising / writing short ebooks

I agree just posting "DONT PLAGIARIZE CAUSE ITS WRONG" is reductive and a bit disingenuous as creative people have been "borrowing" from past works for hundreds of years. There's a famous quote, I...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th June 2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By keithb89
Re: Best software for creating

Here a great video on how to do it with Adwords:
Creating and publishing banner ads with Google Adwords - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By keithb89
Re: Do you understand my startup?

Not sure what the product is - is it a widget or is it the products being sold through the widget? Or both? If its actual physical products, does Merchoo make them? How is the sales revenue split?
...
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By keithb89
Re: Video "teaser" in newsletter

You need more than just titles, otherwise what's the point of a video? You need some kind of spectacle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opsis). Also, you're "telling" instead of "showing". For example,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,285
Posted By keithb89
Re: Text Logo VS Picture Logo

I'd say a picture logo is more bold and a text logo is more conservative. It depends on what you're marketing. If its a law firm - go with text. If its a gardening site - a picture is more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By keithb89
Re: Best skills to aquire?

Social media is an important marketing tool and its both easy and free to master. Just post something everyday and see what gets engagement.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By keithb89
Re: Best Way to Promote Affilate Products On Blog Without Looking Like A Salesman?

You could also frame your promotional content as a way to "keep the site running." It might be a good way to take the sting out of your sales pitch.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By keithb89
Re: Chicken or the Egg?

This makes a lot of sense... I'd add that you should start generating sample content and tweaking design elements.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By keithb89
Re: Serious Marketing question.

Since this niche is full of scammers, you may want to include testimonials from credible sources in your sales pitch.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By keithb89
Re: Ideas For Pricing A Product

Think about your target customer and what they might spend for your product. I think that will put you in the right ballpark. Also, you can always raise prices later when your product starts to take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,898
Posted By keithb89
Re: How to build your brand?

You should start with a business plan.Once you have a mission statement, service or product line, target audience, etc. The branding/marketing should be much easier.

How to Write a Business Plan |...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By keithb89
Re: How can I make this work?

Don't get sucked in by all the talk of eBooks, white papers, SEO, etc. that goes on in these forums. Much of that stuff is irrelevant for someone marketing a physical product or service. Would you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By keithb89
Re: The importance of focusing your attention on passive income

I don't think the OP was describing a "free lunch" -- just less of a direct relationship between services/good provided and revenue. That being said, content with a long tail could be a sort of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By keithb89
Re: Best way to compress videos?

If you're doing a lot of video, you might want to invest a decent program like Final Cut or Premiere Pro. You might waste a lot of time, money and energy using free programs. These programs usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By keithb89
Re: registration of a taken domain

No doubt this person will make you pay for a domain that's earning good money. I'd pick a different domain.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By keithb89
Re: Small Niche or Large, Where Should a Newbie Start?

It's best to start in a small niche if you can. However, if your area of expertise is in a larger niche -- go for that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 980
Posted By keithb89
Re: What is the most important activity in your business?

I would say diversification. You never know where the next big client will come from or the next trouble spot will pop up. Diversifying your business will increase your opportunities and hedge...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By keithb89
Re: Marketing a small sports blog

Use groups and hashtags to promote your site on social media.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By keithb89
Re: Best content writing service?

Elance is a good site, but you have to look at work samples and find someone good who has put in an affordable bid on your job.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By keithb89
Re: Are people making money from this?

Making money is easier if you are selling a good product or service. Trying to make money from blogging or social media on its own is like any form of entertainment. Very few people make the big...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,085
Posted By keithb89
Re: Where do you get your logos done?

You could try Elance, but you need to look over work samples first. If you choose somebody who has done good work in the past, they should produce good work in the future. That being said, people who...
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By keithb89
Re: How Can I Make This Go Viral?

Seems like anything viral has to come out of Reddit these days...
Forum: Social Media 16th June 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By keithb89
Re: How to send a message to all / multiple followers at once?

You may want to use HootSuite if you're running multiple social media accounts.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By keithb89
Re: Freelancer VS Agency: Should I make the move?

A Sole Proprietorship sounds like the way to go for now. After establishing the business, simply put in the hard work and let it grow organically.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By keithb89
Re: Will a bogus Press Release work?

If you want to be a legit business, don't use a fake press release. A real one is just as hard to write and probably worth more long term.
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