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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Information on ArpReach, Sendy, ect.

I've tried every ESP out there, Mandrill is the best followed by SendGrid at a close #2. Mailjet is HORRIBLE, definitely bottom of the barrel among ESPs.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Want to start my own digital agency? Any Advice?

You will find a TON of advice on here. I'd also recommend finding a REPUTABLE product from a reputable person. Personally I'd recommend Kevin Wilke's "Local Business Money Machine" then he has an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Newbie question about PLR "biz-in-a-box" packages

I just posted a similar thread - I'm far from a newbie, my list is over 250,000 but the problem is finding GOOD PLR, not junk. I used to sell PLR products to my list regularly a few years ago and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Is hiring a sales rep the right thing to do?

Been there done that.

What has REALLY worked for me is to seek out traditional advertising agencies who sell radio/TV airtime. Few are SEO/PPC/Social capable and are in need of a solid, dependable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How do I give a website to a buyer?

Transfer the domain name and move the site from one hosting account to another and get a new SSL if applicable.

In the one case where I bought a site both they and I were on Rackspace which uses...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: mandrill SMTP from mailchimp autoresponder (aweber alterative)

Just saw this post while googling Mandrill.

Bottom line: Mandrill is freaking AWESOME!!!!

I've run my own mail servers for a while. Tried SendGrid in 2011 and deliverability and open rates were...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,016
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best Paid Press Release Distrubution site

I haven't read all the replies - BUT - I subscribe to multiple PR services mainly for reputation management clients, and the best results by far are from SBWire.com, and it's dirt cheap, $50/month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How can I find an SEO company to partner with!

Agreed, or even get on Craigslist and post an ad. Granted I *am* an SEO company, but I found my two main SEO guys, one by posting an ad and finding someone who was the in-house SEO at a large...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,763
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How can I recover penguin 2.1 update?

I haven't read all of the Ford vs. Chevy pissing match that's going on here, but I'm 100% with HeadStartSEO on this one - there are no "hats" - there's no such thing as white hat or grey hat or black...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,534
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best Personal Development Websites and Ezines?

I like the "Napoleon Hill Yesterday & Today" newsletter that comes out every Friday. Jeffrey Gitomer runs it on behalf of the Napoleon Hill foundation at no cost, just as his way of giving back:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Email Marketing Spam and Spam Score in 2013?

In addition to an unsubscribe button you want an email footer similar to what I use:

Your email address [emailaddress] was subscribed to our list from IP Address [IP address] on [date] from this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,288
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: The GMAIL Update Did More Damage Than I Thought...

Practically everyone using either AWeber or InfusionSoft already goes to my Gmail spam box unless I specifically add the senders to my contacts. Gmail has always been a challenge so this is really...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What is the most important "ranking factor" that as a SEO experts have come across?

THANK YOU ... if I hear one more person talk about content I'm going to puke. SEO is spelled L-I-N-K-S. The only thing that changes with algo updates is they demand a higher quality of links. If you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How To Do Tiered Link Building?

I'd watch Matthew Woodward's video series on multi-tiered link building and follow that plan.

If you have some money to spend and/or not enough time to do it on your own, you can buy high-quality...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,521
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: If you only had $100/month to spend on SEO or PPC what would you use it for?

When a prospective client says they have $100/month or $250/month or whatever I tell them to pass on SEO/PPC for now and go to as many free Meetup networking groups as they can.

Or find people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Help: Google Adwords won't allow me to direct to a squeeze page. Plan B?

Just put up a decent site with full navigation and you'll be fine. When AdWords banned a squeeze page in my account, I put up a "corporate" looking site and voila, conversion rate actually went up!
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Penguin 2.0 Results on our sites

I'm not analyzing, just sharing some observations for those who might appreciate the information. No wonder my network manager and SEO director both mock the WarriorForum and call it the place where...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Penguin 2.0 Results on our sites

Hey all,

As I've mentioned here before, although we'd NEVER use them on client sites, we maintain a portfolio of "experimental" sites that we throw "amateur" and black-hat SEO techniques at just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: SEO: What am I doing wrong?

Your site is wayyyyyy too new. That's about all it comes down to. Once the site is several months old you can start serious link-building but even then it will probably take several months to reach...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: 'Build 70-page websites in order to stay on top in Google'

We've done all kinds of experimenting to stay on top of what works and what doesn't in SEO, and we've ranked 2-3 page mini sites that are only a few months old, faster than 10-year old sites with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th December 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best PPC Advertisers

Google AdWords is pretty much it, and LinkedIn PPC is awesome if you're in a higher-profit, B2B niche since their minimum CPC is $2.00. But if that pencils out for you, it converts like CRAZY.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th December 2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
A Foolproof Networking Strategy that WORKS

In my SEO company I've recently brought on 6 sales reps (5 in the US, 1 in the UK) and one of them happens to be here locally in Dallas.

Recently I joined our company up in the local Chamber of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What is The Best PPC Course (November 2012)?

Andrew Goodman's ebook at Google AdWords Consulting, Paid Search Marketing Agency | Page Zero (http://www.page-zero.com)

I'd pass on all the so-called "gurus" - names withheld out of decency -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Do we actually gain from gray hat SEO methods?

I hate the whole "white/gray/black" hat SEO thing. According to Google Webmaster TOS, *any* attempt to artificially increase your site's ranking is prohibited, which means *ALL* SEO is technically...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: New site, blog onsite or separate?

Attach it to your site for sure! It gives you ever-growing content, and blog posts are MUCH better link bait than your main site. I tweet, FB, and LinkedIn all of my blog posts and this results in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Your Biggest SEO Tip in One Sentence?

In one sentence?

"Links are still EVERYTHING but spam links are now worthless."
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Does blog commenting still work?

If you're talking about manually commenting with relevant comments, on high-quality blogs, I'd say the TRAFFIC is worth more than the SEO benefit. I get surprisingly large amounts of quality traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,732
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Robert Kiyosaki's Shocking Bankruptcy!!!

There is a disclaimer (in fine print) somewhere on the title or copyright page of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" that much of the book is taught through a fictional story. So it's no secret that Rich Dad is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,732
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Robert Kiyosaki's Shocking Bankruptcy!!!

If he were smarter he would have ignored the lawsuit and let them get a default judgment instead of spending huge sums on legal fees to defend it, and THEN filed bankruptcy to void the judgment.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Backlinking strategy for 4000 page website

First off, definitely don't upload a site with 4,000 pages all at once.

Second, GSA is a great tool but only for use in a multi-tiered environment. Most any kind of auto posting software like that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th October 2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Some Interesting But Quiet Obvious Facts About The EMD Update

None of my EMDs moved, and one that I've only begun to rank recently jumped from #4 to #2. But that's probably because it has real content - it's a real blog, not a dummy site for SEO purposes.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best Adwords WSO

Check out Andrew Goodman's e-book at Page-Zero.com, probably the best PPC course in the world.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,126
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Private networks still work

Yep, occasionally link to Wikipedia, news stories, etc. Failing to do that is a dead giveaway that the site is part of an SEO network.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,957
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: READ THIS NOW! STOP F@$#ING Around And Start Building A Successful Online Consulting Business To

Yep, this is spot on. My strategy shifted when:

1. I saw that marketing these services online is NOWHERE near effective as old-fashioned selling and networking.

2. I created an exclusive...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,957
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: UPDATED-READ THIS NOW! STOP F***ING Around & Start Building A Successful Online Consulting Busin

Wow, great thread! The links to agencies doing what I do but making millions per year doing it is especially inspiring - and knowing that they got there by DOING and not by sitting around planning...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,467
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: (Ranked 1st) Proof Penguin Has NOTHING To Do With Quality Content

I haven't read all the replies but here is what my company did early last year BEFORE Panda and Penguin and the sites are still ranking. We did these just to demonstrate to potential clients that we...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
The Importance of Networking

I rarely post here (for the most part I pop in once a month or so and browse threads) but as someone who subscribes to many "offliner" email lists, and who happens to own an offline agency doing SEO,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: List of bad IP address to protect adsense?

Yes- block all addresses from Amazon AWS, since most click bombing comes from there - there is a list on this thread at Google Product Forums:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
UltraCart huge major disappointment

I recently signed back up with UltraCart after using my own hosted cart for a couple of years (Synergyx) and got a quote for their custom API integration, where the checkout page is on your own site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: mobile ppc

My only mobile experience is with AdWords and the competition and cost-per-click is a lot less than regular search or display.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Cold Calling Scripts

Check out "salesteamus" on Elance. I just started using them, the best. And affordable.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Site won't rank for keyword

Yes, it's frustrating and can even be maddening at times but keep it up. Be consistent and it will get there.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th January 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,415
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: How I get indexed and ranked on page 1 of Google in 5 minutes

I was doing PRLog releases for a while and they haven't resulted in anything; looking at my traffic stats they bring in nothing while old PRWeb releases, even ones that are a few years old, still...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

This is a good question and one I ask myself frequently, the reason being that many of my AdWords/PPC clients are asking about SEO services. I'm finding that SEO is *much* easier to sell vs. AdWords...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Has Google gone anti-SEO

That's because MSN AdCenter that powers Bing and Yahoo ads is total rubbish. If Microsoft would get a clue and duplicate the AdWords platform, they might have a chance at cutting into Google's market...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Has Google gone anti-SEO

Here's the logic behind what Google is doing:

As a for-profit business, Google is in competition with others, primarily Bing and Yahoo. In order to keep users loyal to Google, they strive to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Best Way To Market Local SEO to Google Adword Users

I'd propose a strategy where you are using keyword conversion data from AdWords to build the SEO strategy. Many AdWords users don't believe in SEO since AdWords conversions can come from a varied and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th December 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,033
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Only Action Gets Results

Or as Robert Kiyosaki likes to say: "As a business owner, you don't have to be right 51% of the time. You only have to be right once."
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th December 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Motivational audio?

My favorite audios are original recordings by Napoleon Hill. As incredible as his books are, hearing him speak in his own voice is even more powerful. Get "Napoleon Hill In His Own Voice" for $5.99...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: The Vital Importance of Saying No to the Wrong Clients

In my AdWords management business I started out by promoting to my list along with referrals/word-of-mouth.

The result was about 10 small biz clients paying me $497/month each and one large...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd August 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Break-even in PPC?

Conversion rate will be all over the board depending on PPC traffic source.

For example 75% of my conversions for my Never Cold Call Again site come from display network advertising, primarily on...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th August 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,067
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What do you guys use for ecommerce?

If you're going to self-host then get Synergyx, it's really awesome. I use it. I believe Paul has recently reduced the price and he has a 60 day money back guarantee.

And his support is AMAZING -...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th August 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,067
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: What do you guys use for ecommerce?

If you're hosting Magento or another script on your own server then you need to be PCI compliant or risk losing your merchant account which means 2 dedicated servers behind a hardware firewall - very...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th July 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,079
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill

I recently read this just-released book and HIGHLY recommend it. It's written in an interview format between Hill and the Devil, with the Devil bragging about all the ways he keeps people down in...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th July 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: First successful PPC campaign lol

I don't have any experience with CPA but as a PPC expert my best advice is:

BE CREATIVE!

So when you say insurance quotes are one of the better niches, think about WHO might need an insurance...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,066
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: Google Adsense accounts being closed

Not necessarily.

I've been in the AdWords game long enough to know that people mistakenly get banned sometimes complete with the "never contact us again" message. It takes a lot of time and...
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