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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd February 2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: ClickMagik - Improvely vs Google UTM?

A few of Improvely's benefits over GA:


Tracks real people not just sessions, with an infinite tracking window even if cookies are cleared
Shows you all their visits leading up to buying
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 30th June 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: MaxBounty : Tracking !!

Yes, that's the one I was suggesting you try changing, the subid on the MaxBounty link (mb01.com...)
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 29th June 2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: MaxBounty : Tracking !!

Maybe S2 doesn't show up in the report, only in callbacks? Have you tried using S1 and seeing if the clicks show up? Or asking MaxBounty directly?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: ASK any example of hi converting banner?

This one 10x's the CTR and CR of most of my other banners for some reason. I don't even think it's that attractive, but it pulls the clicks wherever I run it.

http://i.imgur.com/DytTKpW.png
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Conversion tracker

Have you checked out Improvely?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Profiting From Website With No Affiliate Program

Most profitable websites do not monetize through affiliate programs. They sell things, or run ads, via a network like Google AdSense or DFP. That's not to say there's anything wrong with affiliate...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Question about using Improvely and Leadpages together

Improvely's tracking works on any domain, even across domains (your landing pages and conversion pages can be on different domains too, and every lead/sale will still be tracked back to the source).
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th December 2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Any Contacts At Voluum or Improvely?

hello@improvely.com is the contact e-mail for Improvely. It's on the website and you'll get a real person there. No need to ask on random forums ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: How Do I Track Buyers from an Affiliate Promotion??

The documentation would be specific to whatever e-mail service and affiliate networks you're using.

Ex:

Aweber's merge tags list:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: How Do I Track Buyers from an Affiliate Promotion??

Use merge codes to include each mail recipient's e-mail address in the subid field of the affiliate links you place in the mail. When you get a sale, their e-mail will appear next to the commission...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th September 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Self Hosted Vs Cloud Based Tracking Solutions

Improvely gives you these numbers for every traffic source, paid and organic.

Ex, here's a snippet of a report for 3 different ads:

http://i.imgur.com/xOGH1gR.png...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th September 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Building trackable links

I don't think the Google URL builder will work here since the URL you'll be adding UTM parameters to, a PDF file, can't host the JavaScript code that reads those parameters from the URL. Those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Google Analytics is Now Insane

Consider Piwik, an installable alternative:

Free Web Analytics Software (http://piwik.org/)
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Do solo ads work for ecommerce and are they spam?

Let's say you pick 10,000 random people from around the world who are desperate enough for money to have signed up for some MMO e-mail list. Now you pay that list owner to send out an ad for some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: How mush costs you pay monthly or annualy ?

~$2000/month on hosting
~$1000/month on credit card processing
~$3000/month on marketing, analytics/dashboards/tools, and mundane stuff like paying the accountant

The biggest expense is just...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th September 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Computer problem

Great. Then all you have is a webpage open or a browser extension that's making the beeps. There's nothing wrong with your computer. If it's a webpage, you'll notice a speaker icon appears in the tab...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th September 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Computer problem

In the lower right corner of the screen, on the taskbar, click the speaker icon. Click the "mixer" link at the bottom of the volume slider that opens up. Next time you hear the beeping happening, go...
Forum: Programming 17th September 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Why does this not work on Mobile?

You probably need to bind to touch events instead of click events. You don't click things on mobile browsers, you tap them.

This might be helpful:
...
Forum: Website Design 17th September 2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Wordpress Changing Themes - Moving Content?

A theme is just a set of files. You have full ability to edit these files. If it doesn't give you a menu to insert a logo, then open the header.php file of the theme and insert it in the HTML code...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Analytics Goals and Funnel Question

That person will increment the goal count for that step one time for each session on your site. Here's a handy FAQ about the funnel visualization report in GA:
...
Forum: Website Design 16th September 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Wordpress Changing Themes - Moving Content?

Your content doesn't actually move. It's sitting in a database, as pages and posts, and they don't get touched when you change themes in WordPress. The theme dictates the appearance of the webpages...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: I really want to end this year different. Help!!

Think of a skill you have that many other people don't, and which can help them earn more money, save them time, or improve their life.

It might be programming, writing, automating a process,...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th September 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Setting up PPC related questions.

If he wants you to advertise his website, you should point the ads to his website. If that necessitates learning a little about Drupal in order to instrument the site for analytics, you should take...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 10th September 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Looking for a PPC management Tool to Automate

This is the basic gist of it:

(1) Register for Google Merchant Center.

(2) Create a product feed that conforms to Google's specification. There are tools that'll do this automatically for most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: At what point do you quit your job? How much earn a month to go full-time?

In addition to having sufficient income to pay your bills each month, there are a few other things to consider:

(1) You don't have a salary. Your income can change month-to-month. It may be enough...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Bad news, about thief....

Identify the DMCA agent of the website hosting provider, and send them a properly worded notice of copyright infringement.

Then, move on, as you have better things to do than police piracy. Nobody...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th September 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Self Hosted Vs Cloud Based Tracking Solutions

It's really not in any of these platforms' best interest to do anything underhanded like that. As soon as someone copies one campaign from a super affiliate (and we have many of them doing thousands...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Where to promote my app for affiliate & internet marketers?

It sounds like you're a developer. Great! That means you have a marketing channel available to you that few others have, which is a great advantage to have. That channel is Gabriel Weinberg calls...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th January 2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Another SCAM! I keep on getting these emails...

It's common enough that this is listed in the Wikipedia article on domain scams --

Domain name scams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_scams)

I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Handling Paypal "Subscription Payment Failed" email notices - tips?

Credit card declines on recurring bills have been a bit higher than usual this week, for me. I chalk it up to holiday spending. I don't think anything's wrong with PayPal if that's what you were...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: http vs. https

What you should do, even if it's been a long time, is 301 redirect the http:// URLs to the https:// version of the same URL. It's just one or two lines in your .htaccess file to do that.

https...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd November 2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,385
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: $50,000 to Invest IN FBA Inventory What To Sell?

You have to choose a market first. There are major distributors for most of them which is where you get national brands, but the one pharmacies use for supplements and sports nutrition products is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Selling a 7-figures website

6 figures? We could help you. 7 figures? I don't think you're in the right place. There aren't many people trading multimillion dollar assets around here, despite what some would like you to think.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By Dan Grossman
The real reason for Gmail's new tabbed layout...

...is to start showing AdWords ads directly in your e-mail list, as if the ad was an unread mail.

http://i.imgur.com/OmuRXNj.png

The cost per click Google earns has been dropping for a long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,737
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Detecting Fake Traffic

As the site owner, if you keep an eye on your stats (especially with something that shows real-time activity per user, rather than just aggregated info), you can probably spot fake traffic. There are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,429
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Slow death of email marketing?

That was the premise of Gmail from the start. Ads targeted to the content of your e-mails. That requires Google to know what the content of the mails are.

It's also how all bayesian spam filters...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,429
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Slow death of email marketing?

Send the same mail to 100 people with gmail addresses. Now Google knows it's not a personal mail, but a bulk mail, and may put it in the promotions tab. A test mail isn't sufficient to test...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: About Clickbank Links Lowering Your Pagerank

If you had a site and made zero changes to it, lost and gained zero backlinks, over time its PageRank would go down. The web is always expanding, the total number of links is always increasing, the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th July 2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Drop Shipping Startup Costs?

If you were going to buy PPC ads, you'd link to your own store; why pay eBay all your margins as seller fees when they're not providing the customer?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th July 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: can I get a dropship company to put my own label on it?

Private label it and stock it yourself. Send it to a fulfillment company if you don't want to handle shipping to customers. Limiting yourself to the very, very few distributors that do drop-shipping...
Forum: Website Design 12th July 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Does Google Analytics clash with other web site trackers?

Have a look at the homepage of CNN, NY Times, etc.

You'll find 10-15 trackers, minimum, running at the same time.

They don't interfere with each other at all. Businesses instrument their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Internet Marketing Statistics

SBA.gov, the US Small Business Administration, compiles the statistics you need for your paper. There won't be a "number of people looking to start an online business" number, but you will find the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Google analytics reports

Conversion rate, revenue, average ticket size, average customer lifetime value of a specific cohort (i.e. "people that signed up this month" vs "people that signed up last month", and how much it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: How I get targeted traffic using Craigslist

I don't like this at all. You're abusing Craigslist, spamming people, and worst of all, taking advantage of unemployed people who need a real job and think that's what they're spending time applying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk by 70% - Are You in the Health Niche?

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health (cancer.gov/nih.gov)... this was not privately funded by any company or interest group. The NCI has been funded by Congress to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk by 70% - Are You in the Health Niche?

The researchers at 6 universities and the hundreds more that reviewed the methodology and conclusions of this study for 7 months before it was published are not stupid. If the elevated cancer rates...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk by 70% - Are You in the Health Niche?

This study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It is one of the most, if not the most, prestigious journals that peer-reviewed cancer research can be published in.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Type in Traffic Finder?

Millions of people type in "sex.com", "food.com", "cars.com" and the such every year. They just assume it'll exist. No branding is required when you own a common noun as your domain.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: COmputer game names in domain

Some of those are because Wikia has entered into contracts in which they have licensed the names. They signed one with Sony for permission to the Planetside name and content, for example.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: What percentage of sales turn into chargebacks?

Nobody successful has a higher chargeback rate than 1%. This is guaranteed. Visa and MasterCard's operating regulations don't allow processors to continue to stay in business if they can't keep their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,802
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Investing in your own office space. What Has worked for you?

I've tried it all (working from a bedroom, separate office room, the car, cafes, libraries, parks, shared workspaces, rented offices). What I learned I need to do the best work:


Fresh air
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk by 70% - Are You in the Health Niche?

I've set up e-commerce stores for health shops before. If they sell a single supplement, I won't let the design get published without at least this disclaimer on every product's page:


...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: How to Earn top dollars?

Can't you just turn another $40 into $80k like your signature says?

OK, really... the people earning significant amounts of money run real businesses. They have real products, real customers, and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th July 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,696
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Average Orders Per Day On Your E-Commerce Site?

Amazon gets 35 per second. You'll obviously need a nationwide network of warehouses before launching your sites!

But really... it's going to depend entirely on your marketing campaigns, how well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Get Response Complaint Rate

Of course they would, eventually. Every spam report you create for them harms their relationship with mailers and their ability to get every user's mail into inboxes instead of spam folders. Managing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Dan Grossman
Re: Do we really have to cloak my links?

That's not really the threat people are cloaking links for. They're doing it to wipe out referrers so that affiliate program managers can't see how you're promoting their sites, and use that...
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