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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th April 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Is Icontact VERY expensive or is it just me???

That reason would be to prevent getting your arse, along with the arse of aWeber, smacked by the courts over suits related to unsolicited commercial spam. Now, keep in mind, someone bringing a suit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,927
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Your real name vs a pseudonym

On the flip side, no doubt being a girl with a cute avatar no doubt increases the list of WF "Friends" over a typical male account on this forum, sometimes exponentially so.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 973
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do marketers work on Easter - Xmas or other spec days?

As a full-time entrepreneur and full-time heathen, today is no different to me than next Thursday. There is money to be made.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: International IM-ers: Offshore LLC?

The profits of a US corporation gets directly taxed. Then, any income you derive from that corporation (whether by way of dividend or a salary), is taxed as well. This is referred to as double...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: International IM-ers: Offshore LLC?

I have a few Wyoming LLC's and they work well. Cost of formation + monthly expenditures on them are reasonable.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: International IM-ers: Offshore LLC?

Not necessarily. LLC's, unless the owner(s) elect to treat the entity as a corporation for tax purposes, is not subject to US business taxes as LLC's are considered pass-through entities for US tax...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do you include "www." when linking?

People actually use google webmaster tools:eek:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do you include "www." when linking?

It doesn't matter so long as you are consistent.

Set your site to default to one or the other, and then link only to that form. If you set your site as http://www.mysite.com, then don't link to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,356
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: How many backlinks do you build daily

Total Backlinks?

Well, I figure:

Average of 100,000 pages with links a day

X

3 average links per page
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: How Can this website Rank above me? WTF

You seem to be under the impression that "unique" (however you define that) content is somehow valued over other important factors by Google, when it is not. Backlinks, site age, keyword domain, all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

I bet though that the majority of people who have websites host them on shared IPs where there are 1000's if not 10,000's of domains on the same IP. Google isn't just going to ban all of the sites...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

You are completely missing the point George.

Lack of domain privacy protection isn't the violation here. Rather, the violation is likely the use of auto-pulled content, keyword stuffing or other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do manual link building considered as illegal by search engines?

um...illegal????????????????????????????????????

You better watch out, if you don't do what Matt Cutts says the feds will come and lock you up.

Bad boys bad boys...whatchya gonna do...whatchya...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

As Rita noted, not talking about a privacy page here. That is a no brainer if you run adsense.

I'm talking about private registration here, i.e., privacy from Google's snooping eyes.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

Tried lots of things. submitted a few for reconsideration through GWT, link building, more/new content, etc. Maybe about 1/3 came back, after maybe 4 months, but they all went to PR0 (they were all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

IMHO, anyone who believes that needs to be medicated.

A few things:

First, some of us have had sites zapped when the only differentiating factor was privacy.

Second, if Google ever...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

It sure is pretty easy to lump sites together if they don't have privacy on. We had a bunch of sites de-indexed about 10 months ago and the distinguishing factor was privacy vs. non-privacy. Thus,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

In the past few/several months there are quite a few horror stories of people's sites getting whacked that used WPRobot (and i'm sure similar programs). Pretty much anything related to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

Absolutely no way the first two things are culprits. First, the spam complaints are meant to tweak the algo not affect individual site change. That is even if the spam complaint is lucky enough to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Hosting down for a week causes SERP lost

Agreed. Unless one needs more seo type of hosting (and even then, they might consider seohosting.com which is owned/run by hostgator), hostgator is the way to go.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,134
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: My site is banned

Just a quick note: This is one of the types of sites (with that Article Directory Plugin) that lots of the wordpress posters (like article marketing robot) posts to.

...and this is what happens...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Owners of Article Marketing Robot

IMHO, there are a couple of issues with this.

(1) As already noted, not all spinning is equal. Although, IMHO, it doesn't really need to be that great. I use The Best Spinner and it works well...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th March 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Google Ranking Penalty

define "disappear".

Like Don, I do this all the time on my own sites as well as like to have fun with other people's sites from time to time, and this just doesn't happen. No doubt some time a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th March 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Major corporations using BlueFart techniques - what does it say about things?

Old news. Big brand companies engage in lots of fun stuff like link buying and have for a long time. It is too lucrative not too. You often only get in trouble when the NYT or WSJ decide to write...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Paranoid About Being Deindexed.

Agreed...and I also wouldn't rely on one website. You don't need 100s of microsites, but having all of your internet eggs in one site basket is a bad idea.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 5250 backlinks in one day, will I get a google slap?

Um no. If you really believe that, I'll happily give you my sites to send 5,250 links to. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 5250 backlinks in one day, will I get a google slap?

Yes, the limit is exactly 4999. If you get 4999 you'll be OK, but if you get 5000 you'll be f&cked and your site will never rank again:rolleyes:


One thing to keep in mind that if you put up 5k...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th February 2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: The issues of xrumer and drip feed blasts are still not resolved can you help!?

QFT.

Drip Feed Blasts is simply a service provider that uses Xrumer. You don't buy DFB software.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: So, you think you know SEO? You don't! This article explains why we all suck ...

Ah...I missed this thread about Mr. Hobbit himself.:D I really didn't know that grown men got together in Red Roof Inns to play Dungeons and Dragons until I found his blogs. No, i'm not talking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: The Fastest Typist on The Warrior Forum

um....why is this in the seo/adsense/ppc forum?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Blacklists and SEO

Absolutely not.



Nope, the more links the merrier.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th February 2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: What does White Hat SEO means?

"white hat" seo is just a group of arbitrary standards that marketers create to help them sleep better at night.

If you would listen to some people on WF, putting up an EZA article on **** berry...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Profile backlinks horror

Time to go send 1000 free links to all of my competitors' sites. I bet I'll be numero uno by Christmas.:rolleyes:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Bounce Rate is 81.13% - How bad?

As others have noted, it depends on what type of site it is. For my micro niche adsense sites, I want bounce rates that high.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Profile backlinks horror

Maybe you want to live in big brother-land, but I certainly do not. Perhaps Allen should buy each WSO that promises $5,000 in your first week and if they don't get that they should junk the WSO too...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Are BAD backlinks worse than NO Backlinks?

OHH NOOOO.. the sky is falling, the sky is falling.

I call BS. I guess I better just send "bad" links to my competitors' sites and i'll be #1 by next week.:rolleyes: Give me an f'in break.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Are BAD backlinks worse than NO Backlinks?

Are we talking about traffic, or backlinks for SEO? If you are talking about SEO, you sir are incorrect.



I'm still waiting on evidence or indication of this, other than someone just saying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,445
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: CAUTION: Auctions Geared to Scam Newbies at Flippa

Well, if someone puts up a site or group of sites and they sell for $10,000, then it is valued at (at least) $10,000 because a willing buyer agreed to the price.

It doesn't matter what you think,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Godaddy Black Friday Offer $5 for all domains.

Of course, the negative is GoDaddy is the registrar from hell. Their interface sucks, they try to upsell you on everything, and if someone doesn't like your site and submit a report on it to GD, my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Breaking News: New Google Algo Change - Focus Less on Anchor Txt

#1 This is BS. Everytime some dude's site on the best way to train your dog moves a bit in Google they shout from the rooftops that a major Google algo change has occurred.

#2 How can you trust...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Backlinks Generating Products From Sellers Who don't even have Backlinks Themselves

As Alexa already pointed out, this is not actually a TOS. These are guidelines that Google's puts out. In order for something to be a TOS, then the other party has to affirmatively agree to being...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Keyword SERP Tracking Software - WebPosition vs RankTracker

...joined Nov 12th...and pimping own product in the reply (typically not the best way).



...joined Nov 11th.

hmmmmm
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,702
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Importance of Backlink RELEVANCE?

I absolutely agree with the conclusion in terms of website topics.

What I don't agree with is what I see as a misuse of the term "relevancy" and "relevant" by you. It is like you are arguing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,702
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Importance of Backlink RELEVANCE?

The problem is that you have defined relevancy in a way that most of us have never ever ever seen described before, and IMHO, is set up in a way as to prove your overarching point that "relevancy" is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,526
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Google Ban's auto blogs and blog dripping!

Holy crap, what?:eek: You should ask for your money back from whoever told you that.


Also, it would open up Google to a whole slew of click fraud possibilities as false/fraudulent clicks -->...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,526
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Google Ban's auto blogs and blog dripping!

Google does not, in any way, use bounce rate (including clicking the "back" button) for SERP rankings.

On my micro niche sites (~50 sites), I typically have 85-90% bounce rate. If you consider an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,526
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Google Ban's auto blogs and blog dripping!

Good luck with that:rolleyes: Google is about as two-faced as a company can be, and most of its dribble it puts out is to manipulate webmasters into doing its bidding and to increase its bottom...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Interesting - google cheap viagra - not what you expect

Exactly. It is pretty common for pages on edu sites to get hacked or individual pages taken over for purposes of ranking for pharma keywords.

In fact, it is about as clear cut example of how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

There seems to be an inverse correlation between people starting "Tips" threads and their actual knowledge of the subject matter.

I might have to "borrow" that bovine excrement image from time to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 20 Ways to Increase Alexa Ranking

OMFG.

Not sure which is worse. The posting of the copyrighted article without attribution, or the fact that you couldn't find the enter key to space out the numerated items.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do Not Purchase Links

Actually much more than you think and some of the SEO "gurus" claim with their nifty formulas.:rolleyes: We tested the link power of a couple hundred PR3 to PR6 domains, and didn't notice any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Is there a way to search & sort Squidoo Lenses by PR?

that manual checking is all fine and dandy, but the problem is there are what, millions of squidoo lenses? At most you can show 100 results per page in Google. SEO Quake will only get PR (and then...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: okay, dare I ask this, but...I need SEO, whose the best?

well, hopefully the SEO person you decide to go with knows the difference between "whose" and "who's".:rolleyes:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Adsense Won't Display On One Particular Site

Sigh....

For the 5th time, I know my way around WP themes, and i've been around the block with adsense (just never encountered a situation where one particular site that appears blacklisted by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

No, it's actually just about applying common sense. Something that i'm afraid is lacking around seo forums often.

I've got tons of sites that will happily take any spammy links, any comment spam,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

OK....lets have some fun...:rolleyes:







First, you must understand something. There is no doubt that Google's web spam team puts out various articles and posts about how they want...
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