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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By Ben West
Re: Amazon Authority Site, Should I bother?

I created a review site for a niche product I am into just for a side project. I invested about £800 into it and it makes about £40 a month these days (haven't added any content in nearly a year so...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Ben West
Re: Thoughts on Fiverr SEO?

I wonder how long I will have to keep saying this.

You get what you pay for. Do you really thing $3.80 (that is how much the person running the gig gets) worth of work is really going to have any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Ben West
Re: How To Deal With Impatient SEO Client?

A few things.

Firstly, if you are doing SEO for your client, yes, you should have done your own keyword research.

If your job is to simply build backlinks, then no, the keywords aren't your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ben West
Re: Backlinks for youtube videos?

Depends on the quality of the video. If it is actually a good, helpful or funny video. Social media is the way to go. Submit the video to anywhere and everywhere that is relevant to the subject it...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 15th July 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Ben West
Forum: Warriors For Hire 15th July 2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Ben West
The Highest Quality SEO For Real Businesses - 100% Manual and Authentic White-Hat

The world of SEO has changed. Google have been getting smarter and all the businesses who relied on cheap and lazy SEO tactics are all being hit bad. But guess who aren't getting punished by the big...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Ben West
Re: Who's selling SEO services to UK companies?

These days I get most of my clients internationally. But when I started out, I got a good number of local clients by doing some offline marketing. A few adverts and business cards put around the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,911
Posted By Ben West
Re: Best SEO Tools of 2015

Buzzsumo

Use it smartly and it's a very powerful SEO tool.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,389
Posted By Ben West
Re: What is the safest way to invest $5000 into the internet?

Actually, you can. It's called Flippa.

For $5000 you could find yourself a site earning a small but stable monthly income, which you could then work with and grow into something more profitable,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Ben West
Re: Gauge SEO Success

I tell my clients that if we don't see any increase in traffic by 3 months, then I am not doing my job right.

When you have someone working on SEO for you, you cannot guarantee what they will...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd June 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Ben West
Re: #1 Internet Marketing Question: So, How are you "Different" From The Others? And Your Answer Is.

I build a marketing plan that shows my clients that I benefit from their long term success. Most digital marketing/SEO companies are quite happy to take their pay check and run.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Ben West
Re: Does Share button leeks seo/PR value from my webpage???

"#1 When Google crawls in to my page does it leave my page immediately through the Share link?"

If Google were to only every crawl the first link on any page, half the web would not be indexed.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Ben West
Re: Internet Marketer Perceptions

I never refer to myself as an internet marketer. Internet Marketing has become more about marketing dreams to wannabe internet marketers than anything else. These days I go by the title "Digital...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd June 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Ben West
Re: Need traffic? Laziness is your friend

I've always figured that there are four types of people in the world.

Those who don't work hard and don't work smart.
Those who work hard but don't work smart.
Those who don't work hard but work...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd June 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ben West
Re: Best Tool for Analyzing the competitors?

SEMRush or SpyFu,
MajesticSEO or ahrefs,

Pick one from each line and you are good to go.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,897
Posted By Ben West
Re: Who in the forum sells something other than IM?

Well, technically I don't sell IM products. However I am a digital marketing consultant and I specialise in SEO. But I don't exactly sell my services as an IM product, but instead I work with a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By Ben West
Re: Authority Website - Not YET An Authority

I saw a quote earlier today that might apply to you.

"Companies with a higher purpose are more profitable than those that just think about the bottom line."

If you have a passion and want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Ben West
Re: Niche Blog - What's your idea and any success story?

About a year and 5 months ago now, I started a little side project. It was a small blog, news and review site about a certain part of technology, and I made it specifically for UK readers.

When I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Ben West
Re: Made $100 From Affiliates! What to Do?

As everyone else says, the key is figuring out how you did it, and then working on that.

Without knowing what you did it's hard to give any good advice, but basically analyse the crap out of it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th June 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Ben West
Re: Grieving - Death of a Family Member

I dealt with it by indulging in 7 years of depression and anxiety. But I was young, and no one pointed me in the direction of grief counselling.

On that note, if there is anyone in here (even you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By Ben West
Re: Quality or Quantity?

Quality. Always quality.

I can't think of any business or individual out there right now who are at the top of their market because they chose quantity over quality.

I mean sure, most...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By Ben West
Re: Did Google just roll out an update?

SEO will never be a thing of the past. As long as Google are using ranking factors to define what make one websites better than another in their eyes, there is always optimisation to be done.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 19th June 2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,395
Posted By Ben West
Re: Would you support Warrior Forum if SIGNATURES were turned off?

3 and 6 get my vote. I just miss the days when I could come on here and actually read something new and interesting, rather than spending 20 minutes answering "What should I do with $5?" or "What is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Ben West
Re: What are Reciprocal Links??

"A reciprocal link is an agreement between two webmasters to provide a hyperlink within their own website to each other's web site. Generally this is done to provide readers with quick access to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,623
Posted By Ben West
Re: High PR Article submission Sites

Why are you looking for high PR article submission sites? Any article submission sites worth getting a link from either won't allow links or will make all links no-follow, making them useless for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ben West
Re: How do you track your progress?

Learn to use Webmaster Tools and Google Analytic properly and that is all you will need to track your progress. Add in a bit of SpyFu or SEMRush to compare yourself against your competitors.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th June 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By Ben West
ZenCart checkouts?

So I have a client who needs some help with ZenCart checkouts.

I have no real experience with ZenCart or checkouts so I told him I would ask around.

Basically, his current check out feels, in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Ben West
Re: What exactly are press releases?

It's pretty much as Arnold said.

For 99.99% of people on this site, a Press Release is a complete waste of time, effort and money. There are better things you could be doing.

However, for the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th June 2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ben West
Re: A New Badass Router, What A Difference

I wonder if anyone here knows enough about the new BT "Home Hubs" to help me out.

About 7/8 years, when BT started handing out their home hubs, they were complete rubbish. As a result I bought an...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th June 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Ben West
Re: How are we different at 20?

I think the biggest difference for me crossing that 20 year old threshold was realising that my dreams won't come true just by wishing for them harder.

That might sound obvious, but I can't quite...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Ben West
Re: how to find keywords?

Here is a pretty quick but inclusive guide on Keyword Research. (https://moz.com/blog/keyword-research-in-90-minutes)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Ben West
Re: Which (free) tool is best to see where I should post my articles?

In the case go to the page I linked for guest blogging, and go to the Google Search Strings section. Use this to find sites in your niche that allow guest blogging, then add them all to a big list...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By Ben West
Re: Any risk doing blog commenting

Stalking your successful competitors backlinks and copying them is a great strategy.

On the topic of blog commenting gigs on fiverr... not worth it. Even the best ones you might not get punished...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Ben West
Re: Which (free) tool is best to see where I should post my articles?

Are you talking about guest posting, or article directories?

If guest posting, read here (http://backlinko.com/the-definitive-guide-to-guest-blogging).

If article directories, my answer is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Ben West
Re: Yahoo directory importance!

The Yahoo directory closed? Or are you talking about their new business directory?

Either way, it's not important. Register on their directory if you want, there really isn't any reason not to....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Ben West
Re: Is there a way to make money with my love...

If you follow all the advice given, just make sure to do one other thing.

Spend as much time as possible thinking to yourself "Why should people read/watch my content?"

When you can come up...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ben West
Re: SEO - BlackHat and WhiteHat

It's pretty much as jordorules said.

To simplify things a bit more, this is all you need to know and consider.

Black-hat is cheap and quick but has no long term future.

White-hat is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Ben West
Re: Am I getting punished for having the word "android" in my domain?

Google won't punish for having an EMD, although I don't believe the reward it either. Although personally, if I was you, I would go for a brand name domain name and 301 redirect to the new domain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Ben West
Re: SEO or Branding with domain

I'll cut straight to the point to save you time.

Using EMD (Exact Match Domain) gives little to no benefit in terms of SEO, but will potentially reduce trust from your visitors and limits any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By Ben West
Re: Is Paypal cracking down on Internet Marketers?

An isolated incident does not make a pattern. (I understand this isn't the only time it has happened, and happens plenty often enough, but it has always been the case and certainly is not unique to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th June 2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ben West
Re: The Best Sales/Marketing Gurus

For some strange reason, your post made me think of the WSO sub forum. Wonder why?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Ben West
Re: SEO TIP - create the keyword

It's a good line of thought, and it's an idea I have been playing around with for a while with some more influential clients, but it has its problems.

Mainly, being ahead of the curve with your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Ben West
Re: on page seo

You already have your answer? Why bump?

Unless we are not understanding your question correctly? Please try ask it a bit more clearly.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By Ben West
Re: Is Paypal cracking down on Internet Marketers?

Cracking down on internet marketers? Why would they do that? IM'ers are just another source of income for them. More money in their pocket.

Nothing has changed. PayPal has always been about the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,511
Posted By Ben West
Re: Affiliate marketing or forex. Which one?

As someone else said, no one really does Forex here so you will get biased answers. With that, here is my biased answer.

I believe you can make a much more stable business and income from...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th June 2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By Ben West
Re: 16 Foods That Will Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

This kind of thing has always been something I think might be a little fun. Might give it a try with you myself and post back here after my most likely failed attempts.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Ben West
Re: easy backlink- is it going to work!

One link is going to suddenly make you dominate the SERPS, so Google really don't care about it.

It's incredibly common for people with two sites to recommend their other site to their readers,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Ben West
Re: SEO ??

What a well thought out question.

SEO (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Ben West
Re: A simple start to every link-building campaign

And why do you think their domain would be more trusted? Could that possibly be to do with the quality, relevancy and authority of all the sites that are linking to it? Sounds about right. How could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By Ben West
Re: I had my first paying customer! YES!

Well sounds like you already have more than half a clue, I have a feeling you will do fine.

Just remember to keep the ball rolling. Use each success to your advantage. Get some happy clients, ask...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ben West
Re: When does SEO take effect?

That's the problem with hiring people for SEO. It's very difficult to tell if they are the real deal.

First of all, don't hire anyone without testimonials. Find a company who is not scared about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By Ben West
Re: I had my first paying customer! YES!

Congratulations Jack!

So, what are you going to do with that newly earned money? If you don't need it for anything, I would advise putting it straight back into your business and advertising. If...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th June 2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By Ben West
Re: A vent mostly.

Congratulations, you just made it one step closer to success!

Crushing failures, depression and despair are all part of the process. The people who end up successful are the ones who go through it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th June 2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Ben West
Re: where to find seo company for quality backlinks?

A little more info and I can point you in the right direction.

What are these links for? A side project? A start-up? Or a fully operational business? What range is your budget?

Give us a bit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Ben West
Re: 5 Actionable Tips to Increase Trust for Your Website

Some actual good tips here, thanks Verena.

Although I will add something, although it is obvious (yet people round these places still seem to not understand), the best way to increase trust on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By Ben West
Re: Is IM really passive income?

Unless you are already rich, passive income is a dream. A dream that with a lot of luck, initial hard work and the right timing could come true. But not something anyone here should be chasing.
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