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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,189
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Negative SEO - The Death of SEO

The real problem with this thread, Mike, is that you seem to think you're really important, or that I have the time to read your posts in depth.

I don't give two ****s what you said or anyone else...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,759
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Google Penalized You? Me too. I responded

Probably because your blog deals with affiliate marketing, which is an abomination to the phD's over at Google. Even though they have their own aff network.

And even though AdSense is responsible...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,189
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Negative SEO - The Death of SEO

My biz partner recently had one of his sites get tanked due to mass, spammy links aimed at him by a competitor.

On a related and publicly-announced note, so did AffHelper.com. (There's your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,174
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Whitehat linkbuilding: RESULTS + COST Breakdown

PRWeb is okay.

Use eReleases.com. Far better distribution.

We've seen awesome results with them, even in niches that... well... aren't exactly newsworthy.

Go for the $399 or $499 option
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,034
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Most Profitable Niches?

That's a race to the bottom.

It's solid advice in many ways...

But it falls apart in two ways:

1) Google's "competition results" fluctuates wildly and inconsistently. I once built a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,159
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: 10 Things I Wish I was Told When I First Started

Good top ten list.

Although I'd say that my all time #1 "wish" as something I would've REALLY wanted to know (in retrospect) is this:

Your Traffic & Income Are Completely Dependent on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Help Me Get My Information Product Marketing Plan Started!

Conversion is the key.

This doesn't entirely hinge on copy. It actually has more to do with the fundamental USP of your product and topic matter, which then needs to be communicated properly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Would YOU like to own part of Blog Network?

This is a major undertaking and one that can sink fast if done incorrectly.

I would suggest focusing initially on upping your current cashflow from money sites, etc. and just use traditional...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th March 2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,689
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: New ActuallyRank service from Chris Rempel

You'd be correct. I think Jamie still has hard feelings about some of the feedback we gave him on his 4-Figure PLR package a while back... what was it called, DigiBizPro?

Anyway, on to things that...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th December 2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,933
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Affiliate Genie Review, Case study & Success Thread

Hey guys

We are looking at a way to incorporate that as we speak.

It's very challenging, since AG doesn't use a database (and auto-posting content utilizes a DB to function like that).

I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Internet Marketers, what is your biggest asset?

In a technical sense - client base. Without a doubt the most valuable asset in my business.

From a philosophical outlook - understanding the fundamentals of determining what sells, and then having...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,695
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Affiliate Marketing - Saturated?

Take that with a 900 lb grain of salt.

That is YOUR experience. Sure, some specific markets or processes have tightened up.

But for anyone that does this the smart way (building assets, going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,105
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: How In The Hell To Make 100k in 2010?

There are many ways to reach that goal.

But to making $100K starts with making $10K. And making $10K starts with making your first buck.

It takes time, trial/error and perseverance to establish...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Case study: Should you put the person's name in the email subject line?

I wouldn't do that in a market where people see you as a marketer.

(Like IM, for example)

Because it reeks of insincerity on a subliminal level. Everyone knows it's a mass email. Faking a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,220
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: An urgent plea from a family on the brink...

Ditch the ride, dude. Or at least pull insurance for now.

$4K is not worth it on a used car if you're in a pinch.

You can easily buy a GREAT, usable, functional car for $1K - $2K.

I recently...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,544
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Full time !! $1,000 a month .... oh great ...

It all depends what your liabilities are and how you set things up.

Some people think they need a lot more than they actually do in reality. It's what you do with your money and how you budget.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,718
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Who really makes a full time living from IM?

Yep, Chris nailed it here, folks.

As much as there is no mystery and that it all comes down to "hard work"... the biggest piece of the puzzle is WHAT you do.

And getting that ever-important...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th October 2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,281
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Anyone tried DigiBizPro?

That's the least of anyone's concerns. It's a service, not a product, so verifiable proof isn't the issue.

But the question - that has clearly been sidestepped here - is this:

DO YOUR CUSTOMERS...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th March 2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,266
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: VIP Confessions - 24 Hour Hot Product Formula

Re: videos

Right now we are currently compressing the videos and I'll be making a zipped download link available to all who have trouble viewing them.

Should be out by today or tomorrow.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,402
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: How Do You Get Affiliates To Promote Your Product When No One Knows You?

What affiliates want, more than anything, is CONVERSION.

Make something worth promoting that makes money, and you'll get all the traffic you need.

That's it in a nutshell.

Doesn't matter if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,434
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: A new low is reached in email subject lines

That was retarded.

Bad move.

Not only was it, as we've discussed here in the thread, a great way to ruin your reputation, etc...

...It's also a MISLEADING subject line.

Which is illegal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,278
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: I HATE paying taxes! Interesting story for (I guess) almost anybody!

Talk to a tax attorney whose clients aren't in jail.

You'd be surprised how many alleged hot-shot tax attorneys out there have actually taken their clients so far down the "gray" path that they've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,315
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: What John Reese Said...

The only possible thing to add to that, is to work hard at the right thing.

A lot of people are tying to sell the unsell-able.

I speak from previous experience, and I worked damn hard.

Other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: What Do You Think About The Santa Claus Sales Page?

That's an interesting approach to LoA material...

But I don't know if it would be taken seriously.

However, opinions are just that, and, like a-holes, we've all got one.

Throw some traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,746
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Who is your greatest Mentor?

My mentor is research.

Just by using a bit of assertion and elbow-grease, I can, over time, clearly see what is working best and what to do in regards to any target process.

The internet makes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By chris_surfrider
Places to buy legit newsletter/opt-in ads. Let's list 'em...

Hey guys,

I've only ever purchased I think something like 2 or 3 ads in a newsletter - and it was from publishers I already knew in my niches.

All the rest of my email "ads" have been JV's.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Making $100K or More in 2009 - The Easy Way...

That's awesome Jay

You're obviously on the right path.

I'm sure you're already doing this, but you'll want to eventually dive in full-swing to some of your markets and begin to build an active...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Making $100K or More in 2009 - The Easy Way...

I know it sounds like a contradiction.

The MSN Loophole, along with article submissions, PPC and even other things like black-hat stuff are simply a TRAFFIC strategy.

If you're using that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By chris_surfrider
Making $100K or More in 2009 - The Easy Way...

Hey guys,

Just thought I'd take a moment to share something...

What you're about to read is going to sound a little "backwards". Especially considering the title of this thread. But bear with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,187
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: My Online Business Paid For a Ferrari 360! (update uploaded pics)

Why did this turn into a lecture thread?

Give the guy a break.

As if you wouldn't do that if you rented a Ferrari.

I have a car with similar power (BMW M3), and what people who don't have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,126
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Fun with math - the Arbitrage Conspiracy

The last few responses to my "charity" post are pretty amusing.

Of course they do it for the money.

I'm not saying otherwise.

I AM saying that it is enjoyable to teach stuff that you're good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,126
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Fun with math - the Arbitrage Conspiracy

Because making systematic money is boring.

I don't make anywhere near what these guys are stating, but I can assure you once you reach a certain point (where you don't "need" more), money just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,126
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Fun with math - the Arbitrage Conspiracy

Now that's worth a laugh...

$100k a day is roughly 36.5 Million per year.

That's big money, but there's a LOT of entrepreneurs in virtually every major industry that see this kind of income.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,423
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Why Chris Rempel Is Quickly Becoming One Of My Favorite Internet Marketers

To Stephen & Everyone else:

I am flattered.

The words "thank you" don't fairly represent how much I value this kind of feedback.

But more importantly, to anyone reading this - I can't stress...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Canadians - How do you explain why you can't collect gst

Yep, talk to a CPA.

And research what "zero rated" and "place of supply" means as an affiliate from a tax perspective.

-Chris
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,500
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: FREE: Multi-Million Dollar Internet Marketing Funnel!

When you gain visibility in affiliate networks like CB and other places these coaching companies will be contacting you all the time.

I've always held off because I've seen a lot of flack in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Firesales Are Killing The Internet Marketing Niche

Yep, sometimes less is more...

The same goes for bonuses included with product purchase.

-Chris
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd November 2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,564
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: WARRIORS: A STEP-BY-STEP Business Plan for Building a 6-Figure Internet Business

Hey...

That's MY motto!

:-)

-Chris

P.S. Great post Ken. That one made the swipe file...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Search Engine Loophole

I'm not making the "submitting articles" statement to you, or at you.

My point is that the fear of investment is what cripples many people in this industry - who wonder why they're seeing very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,174
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: To the People Who Make $5,000 a month &

I'm Category 2.

I have two elements to my business.

1) Leveraged activities which grow my business

2) Passive activities that secure passive cash-flow

The first segment (leveraged)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,579
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: How would You make $16,000 as quickly as possible

Easy on the assumptions... you never know who people really are online...

$16k in 3 months is cakewalk material for those of us who already know what's working, what sells, and have our traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,796
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: My Failed Experiment And Why I Don't Depend On Affiliates

Generating massive results from affiliate marketing will only work if the product itself converts from COLD traffic.

PPC. Or advertising.

Your OWN results don't really mean much. Your clients...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,434
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: The NEW BREED of Warrior: Six Figures in Six Months with EASE

Passion (platform?) makes it EASY to progress and stay motivated.

Which then leads to the inevitable actions which must take place prior to TRANSactions.

Which is where the money gets made.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,950
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Wow... made it to page 1 of ClickBank in 36 hours...

I wouldn't mess with stuff like that.

Something you CAN do is use multiple CB ID's and use a rotator script on a redirect page or something so that when you send traffic to your own site, you'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,950
Posted By chris_surfrider
Wow... made it to page 1 of ClickBank in 36 hours...

Hi guys,

I just wanted to encourage some people here with a current, real life example of how you really can go from "idea" to "windfall" when you just take action...

Some of you may have been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Is Google Fickle?

Yes.

Now THAT is SEO advice...

-Chris
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Clickbank affiliates, do they find you?

Ebbi,

Actually, it depends.

There's definitely exposure from being listed on CB.

But your conversions and visibility in the marketplace are big factors in HOW MANY affiliates will find you....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Disclaimer For Affiliate Sites

It's important to have privacy policy (always), and a clear terms of service for your site users in regards to:

a) How they can use your content

b) Limitations and liability issues concerning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,157
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: I submitted one article yesterday and made $1,505 so far...

It's actually quite simple:

1. Discover what it is your subscribers want (study the market, then survey them)

2. Give it to them

3. Share genuinely cool things with them whenever you can....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,157
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: I submitted one article yesterday and made $1,505 so far...

It's more about the leverage.

Quality content is crucial, yes - but it's this approach in general where instead of depending on "new" traffic all the time from articles, search engines and even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,157
Posted By chris_surfrider
I submitted one article yesterday and made $1,505 so far...

...but not to EzineArticles.com, Article Marketer or any of the other "usual suspects".

No, instead, the place where I submitted my roughly 250-word article was on a site called:

Aweber.com
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,126
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: XboxRepair.net or XboxRepair.org?

Listen to Dave's advice.

Microsoft doesn't screw around.

Any site out there that's currently operating with an infringing MS mark in their domain is on borrowed time, and they'll likely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Why 98% Fail To Make A Dime!

Great post, Ken.

I also had a similar realization a little over a year ago.

People are conditioned into thinking that things have to be complicated when the results are above-average, and I was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: Linkvana

Linkvana is a soft linking strategy.

You can't go blast out articles to hundreds of sites at the same time and expect Google to react to your "soft" approach.

-Chris
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,629
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: The LIES about Continuity and Membership income

I have found that promoting subscription-based utilities, rather than coaching/educational courses, has had a better residual effect.

Things like hosting, exclusive scripts or tools,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,185
Posted By chris_surfrider
Re: This Is Why Affiliate Competition Does Matter - Debate Encouraged

There's no hard and fast answer to the question of what is more profitable, low-demand or high-demand.

What it comes down to is visitor value, every time.

It's easier to obtain traffic in...
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