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Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 1st September 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Re: Impossible to make money with Adwords?

Thanks, Don. You've given me lots to think about. You're right, I haven't really "blown" the money. I ran the ads for a few days, spent about $250, and then paused the campaigns. Now I have a ton of...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 27th August 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Re: Impossible to make money with Adwords?

Thanks...I'd like to explore advertising on YouTube at some point in the future. But wow....talk about wading into deep, dark water. I've already blown a couple hundred dollars experimenting with...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 26th August 2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Re: Impossible to make money with Adwords?

Got that covered. I agree, a video really does the trick. I have Youtube videos for all my products, and I embed them on my website pages.

Haven't really looked into creating Youtube video ads.
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 25th August 2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Re: Impossible to make money with Adwords?

I'd like to do a search campaign, but my product is fairly unique and unheard of...and not something that people would search for with specific keywords. That leaves me with using more broad terms...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd August 2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Re: Impossible to make money with Adwords?

Thanks so much, Don!
I'm feeling much better now about the possibility of improving my conversions. Might take me awhile to understand the finer points of Adwords CPC (seems to be endless variations...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd August 2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Re: Impossible to make money with Adwords?

I'd be thrilled with 3%. I guess I didn't realize anyone is getting that kind of conversion. I've heard many people say they usually see 1/2 to 1 percent. Maybe they're making the same mistakes I am....
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd August 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By keyon
Impossible to make money with Adwords?

I realize some people must be making good profits with an Adwords program, but I've never got the numbers to add up in my favor. On my site, conversions are pretty consistent. If I can get 100-150...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By keyon
Clickbank Vendor: How to Change Hoplink URL?

This might be a dumb question, but I can't figure out how to change the hoplink target url that is associated with my vendor account. Is it not possible to change this? Or do I have to create a new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By keyon
Re: CB Vendor Question - Change Existing Product or Create New?

Thanks Steve. I'm with you - I want to dump the old product entirely.
In regard to knowing who your affiliates are - what's the best way to do this? My sales records provide only a short code in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By keyon
Re: CB Vendor Question - Change Existing Product or Create New?

Thanks...
But how will this affect my current affiliates? I don't really have any way to contact them about the changes. If they continue to promote my old product, I guess when customers click...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By keyon
CB Vendor Question - Change Existing Product or Create New?

I'm a Clickbank vendor and I have a product that generates about 10 sales/month. Nothing special about that, but it's consistent. However, I've developed a new and improved version, which will be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keyon
Re: Clickbank - Do I get the commission if I sell my own product?

Thanks, PolicyMaker. Just the advice I needed! And yes...I'll look into CB advertising.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keyon
Re: Clickbank - Do I get the commission if I sell my own product?

Since this is a new product, I thought perhaps a quick influx of sales (with no returns) might favor my standing and popularity on CB? Could be wrong about that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keyon
Re: Clickbank - Do I get the commission if I sell my own product?

Not through CB. Normally if I want to sell my own product I would just do it from my own website. This is a unique situation, though, where it might make sense to send customers directly to CB.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keyon
Clickbank - Do I get the commission if I sell my own product?

I've been a vendor for some time, but I'd like to offer my Clickbank product to some people on my email list. If those customers go through my hoplink, will I earn both the vendor revenue and the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,705
Posted By keyon
Re: Make Money Instantly Bullcrap

I understand what you're saying, in regard to the basic operation of a business. But let's not fool ourselves too much. The Web is a very different and unique landscape that provides a marketplace...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By keyon
Re: Is a best to use a cheaper product to promote? (Clickbank)

I've always thought there's more money to be made with the lower priced products, but it's hard to get affiliates to look at anything that pays less than $25 in commissions. I guess I'd like to hear...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,127
Posted By keyon
Re: Why you don't want to have a blog or newsletter for your business

Blogs are tools, websites are tools, emails are tools. What really matters is not the tool itself, but what you build with it. If your goal is to build a real relationship with real people, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By keyon
Re: Setting up an affiliate program for my physical product.

A few months ago I attempted to set up an affiliate program for one of my physical products, and I was surprised how many people were geniunely confused by what I was trying to do. Clickbank was not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By keyon
Re: 6 months of my life??? any suggestions please

Good luck with that. Other than friends and family, most people do not like to work for free.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By keyon
Re: Am I Dreaming? My Head In The Wordpress Clouds?

I'm going side with Fredbou---unless blogging is a big part of why your site exists, I'm not seeing the advantage in using WP for content management. Sure, there was a time when blogs worked just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By keyon
Re: Amazon / Wordpress / Authority Site

I hope everyone understands the word "authority" has little to do with the number of articles you post or the amount of SEO work you put into the site. It's the market itself that decides if you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By keyon
Re: Best Method/Software to make and distribute an ebook?

If you really want to be serious about publishing ebooks, I'd suggest you plop down some cash and learn how to use professional-level publishing software -- programs like Adobe Creative Suite (with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By keyon
Re: WOW This is B.S.!

I often see big internet companies respond to problems/situations like this with sort of knee-jerk reactions, which can be horribly unfair to select business partners. Although I've come to expect...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd August 2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By keyon
Re: 'Starter Kits'

I can't think of any good reason to build separate websites for your products. A lot of people did this several years ago, when Google had some favor with exact match domains, but those days are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By keyon
Re: There's so many way to make money. just pick one

Bravo for making that point Alexa!
Sure, it takes persistence to be successful at anything, but you have to be on the right track first. What's nice about doing business online is the abundance of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By keyon
Re: There's so many way to make money. just pick one

While I'm all for the "stick with it " approach, I also think it's risky to put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. Better to develop several businesses simultaneously to ensure a more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,829
Posted By keyon
Re: What are the Cons of Wordpress?

One of the reasons I left WP is that I discovered a lot of themes and plugins I had installed (both free and paid versions) were loaded with somewhat "hidden" code -- things like web links,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By keyon
Re: Should I sell my (parked and "unused") niche domain?

Please keep us posted on what happens -- good or bad. This will be a good case study for others facing the same situation.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By keyon
Re: How to find out if your niche can be profitable?

You're right that some keywords are better indicators of a sale than others. For example "chicken recipes" vs "chicken recipes book." Of course marketers have been on to this for some time now, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By keyon
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

Well...it's okay for a computer monitor. All I'm saying is that I think you would love the 42" Vizio. Have you been to a TV store lately? The displays are stunning.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By keyon
Re: I must be missing something

This is a really good point to make. It's sad to see so many IM programs still out there that were probably created back in 2007. Unfortunately the newcomers just aren't aware that those old rabbit...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By keyon
Re: Are touchscreens a gold mine for PPC?

I'm not talking about conversions at all. Pay-per-click is just what it implies: if someone clicks on a Google Adsense ad appearing on my website (intentionally or not) the advertiser pays Google and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By keyon
Are touchscreens a gold mine for PPC?

It just occurred to me how many times I accidentally hit an ad on my android. Do any of you think touch screens boost pay-per-click ad revenue simply because the screens are small and people have bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By keyon
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

You can read emails from your couch.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th August 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By keyon
Re: Looking for Feedback on my Online Store

Absolutely! You obviously have the tenacity and drive to get a website put together made live. That's a big job that most people would really struggle getting completed.

What puzzles me though is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By keyon
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

Whoever said that must have been smoking something strange :)

Once you've moved on to the larger displays, you can then take advantage of cool things like this:

https://ducksboard.com/
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By keyon
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

Go to Target and buy this for $500 --

VIZIO 42" Class 1080p 120Hz LED Smart 3D HDTV

After having this on my desktop for a couple months, I'll never go back to a traditional-sized computer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By keyon
Re: Trying to beat competitors High Gravity Score...any idea's?

What's a good way to do this? (while ignoring the gravity score).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By keyon
Re: Trying to beat competitors High Gravity Score...any idea's?

With so many posts here about "gravity scores" having little or no value in choosing a vendor (and in many cases the score actually misleads vendors), I have to wonder why CB even invented such a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By keyon
Re: Is content no longer king anymore

The expression (content is king) doesn't necessarily have anything to do with search engine results. I think people who attribute good traffic to the quality of their content are probably getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By keyon
Re: should i buy domains based on google keyword tool results

At one time, it was possible to rank with exact-match domains - but I believe those days are gone. I've let all my EMDs expire - even the ones that used to be on page one of Google.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By keyon
Re: If you had to spend money on ONE thing...

1. Decent camera
2. Decent microphone
3. MS PowerPoint
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By keyon
Re: What's Your Strategy On Product Pictures?

Choose images for your customers...not internet marketers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By keyon
Re: What's Your Strategy On Product Pictures?

:p
Then you need to make room (really). Then go to some place like istock and buy pics for $25 each. You will have literally thousands of choices - especially for the niche you've mentioned.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th August 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By keyon
Re: Advice Wanted - Content on Authority Site or Ecommerce Site?

I see. The reason I brought it up is that the method sort of sounds like SEO from about five years ago -- when it was actually possible to get a new site on page one without too much trouble. I...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th August 2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By keyon
Re: Need a Bit of Advice

From my experience, the best ideas for products are usually right in front of your face -- which makes them hard to see because you're too close. One trick I use to overcome this problem is keep a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th August 2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By keyon
Re: Advice Wanted - Content on Authority Site or Ecommerce Site?

You mentioned that you already have some successful sites. Did the method (above) work out for you with those sites? The reason I ask is that the formula you describe here has never really worked for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,037
Posted By keyon
Re: Starting to Give up On Wordpress

I'm with Alexa on this one...I think the "easy" part of WP is an exaggeration. It runs on PHP, which means if you don't have an IT background, you are at the mercy of having to find a "plugin" for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By keyon
Re: Found a market with only 7k competitive matches and all domain names are available Some advice p

It kind of sounds like you've been following an IM program that might be somewhat outdated. Exact match domains are worthless for SEO anymore, and the search volume that an SEO tool might report for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,124
Posted By keyon
Re: Does Your Partner Support Your Internet Dream?

I don't mean to sound sexist, but I think the "nesting" instinct that many women have (perhaps buried deep in their subconcious minds), will always be at odds with a husband's desire to be an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By keyon
Re: Submit to main URL or Inner Pages???

Some people attempt to micro-manage the placement of keywords to somehow influence the search results, but from my experience there are just too many variables in Google's methodology for this to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By keyon
Re: Quick Question...Why Size Images Do You Use In PDFs?

One thing I keep in mind when choosing a size for an image is whether or not the reader will be printing the document. For example, I find it really annoying to dowload a PDF with full-page images...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By keyon
Re: Quick Question...Why Size Images Do You Use In PDFs?

Are talking about resolution or dimensions?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,461
Posted By keyon
Re: Which Logo?

In defense of the logo designer, Some clients don't mention that the original concept was theirs to begin with, and the designer is just trying to make the customer happy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,430
Posted By keyon
Re: I need to make $5,500 per month within 90 days

Not to dash your hopes, but that's not going to happen in 90 days. Keep working on your internet marketing, but also start a massive job hunting campaign immedately.
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