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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,999
Posted By Goatboy
Re: How to increase likelyhood of article syndication?

Thanks for the info, Alexa. As I often have found, your posts reflect a solid understanding of syndication.

I understand that you aren't advocating one particular method--but since I haven't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,702
Posted By Goatboy
Re: How do Article Directories work?

I have tried both--backlinking EZA articles and not backlinking them--and my results suggest that Alexa is right. With a few backlinks that EZA article will climb in the ranks a lot faster than you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Took 16 Months...

Exactly. Things that are worth having generally come with a price tag and in business that price tag is often a lot of hard work. With time the work will pay off.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Wordpress Blog Question?

I have been using the "redirection" plugin for wordpress. It makes the whole process very easy and Google seems to like the results.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,073
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Advice Wanted From IMers. What would you do?

I can tell you from direct experince that in a Real Estate office, you might be allowed to clean up, lawn care, or if you are lucky, some filing or typing. At least, those are the jobs that I often...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Sites disappearing from Google SERPs

I just had the same thing happen to 2 of mine. They dropped out of sight and both wound up around 154 their main keywords. One took me overnight to get back to its previous position, and the other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,822
Posted By Goatboy
Re: As a buyer of what you're selling, I never...

I actually had a discussion about the use of exit discounts in a sales class I sat winter. If I recall right, the majority of the students felt the tactic left the marketer looking "desperate" to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Submitting Blog Posts to Ezine!

How would they know that all of your content was on EZA?

If I check out your articles on EZA and find you have 1 or 500, I still don't know if that is all of your website's content. If the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Are my sites being spammed

For your laptop computer, you can also go over to download.com and look for 'Advanced SystemCare.' There is both a paid version and a free one. I have used both and see little difference and now I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Are my sites being spammed

The double underlining is usually a sign of a contextual advertising link. Kontera is another of these 'in line advertisers'.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th August 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Girls on my list are hot...

For statistics, anything over 30 is usually considered a normal sample size in a random sample, but your sample is not random. Your sample group is composed of list members who are willing to answer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Creepy Marketing

They must not like you very much because they now adress me as "Dear Beloved..."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,110
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Quick opinion of this eBook cover please.

My first impression of the original cover is that you were producting a cartoon book similar to those Calvin and Hobbs or Peanuts coffee table books.

I like the second version, but I would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Online Fax Services - Have You Used One?

I have used myfax for the last several years after I grew tired of refilling ink cartridges and chasing down the right paper.

Cost is around $10 per month, and I receive a toll free fax number...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Goatboy
Re: War Room

The War Room is the private area for paid members. It has different posting rules than the rest of the forum and generally is filled with a lot of free advice and free samples of WSOs. The fee is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Returning Business Calls

If you handle the call right, they won't know you're 15. When I talk to people on the phone, I don't tell them my age, so I see no reason that you would need to.

Be prepared to answer any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Using Your Picture

I remember being 20 and I can tell you flat out that often it just isn't.

As I recall, that type of discrimination haunted me until eventually people started looking at me and saying "you're too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By Goatboy
Fake message Warning

I don't know if this has been posted yet, but there appears to be a another threat to forum profile builders, and since many folks build their own profile links and we have many newbies, I thought I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Perplexed By Google Webmaster Tools

I have noticed the same effect from time to time, I have always assumed that the ranking shown in Webmaster tools reflects the ranking of other search engines also.

One of my blogs has me at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Goatboy
Re: I need some advice please.

The only caveat I would give is to post the articles to your own blogs first and then send them off to the article directories. I do it all the time and Google gives me good juice for it.

Those...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th April 2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By Goatboy
Re: We All Love WordPress But Is it Good For Search Engine Rankings?

I run only wordpress and I haven't had any problems with ranking.

For plugins I'd select All-in-one SEO first and build from there after you see what you need. There are a lot of plugins to do a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,190
Posted By Goatboy
Re: College - Is it worth it?

I am 53 and back in college. At 18 I was fresh out of High School, had a career and my own business. Over the years my business shifted and grew more and more specialized. Then, when I was 51, the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Does a NoFollow Link to My Domain Still Count as a Backlink?

I have noticed that nofollow links show up regularly in Yahoo site explorer results, so I expect that Paul is correct because Yahoo is obviously recognizing them and it stands to reason that Bing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,411
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Is This The End Of Forum Profile Link Building?

Perhaps they have figured out that the spam is coming from people who go directly to the register page rather than browsing the forum first. The implication of a direct jump would be that the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,046
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Angela's Backlinks

I believe the keyword tool in Market Samauri is free to use forever. It is a hook to keep you using the product until you finally buy it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,046
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Angela's Backlinks

It is the kewcotradingcompany.com site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,046
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Angela's Backlinks

The warning appears in my browser when I enter the site URL and attempt to go there. It is a product of Norton AV.

Webmaster tools has a malware section that will alert you to what the site is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,046
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Angela's Backlinks

FWIW, the Kewcotrading site popped up a large "unsafe site" warning. You may want to poke through Google's webmaster tools to see what the problem is.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,884
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Is it TRUE? Website/Blog Combo better than Stand Alone Site?

I can't tell you if it is better to do one or the other or both. I can say that to the best of my knowledge and testing the reason you give for doing both is urban legend.

I have three sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Desktop PC Recommendations Needed

I would add that if you have a couple of weeks or more before making the purchase, both Newegg and Tiger offer daily sales and will email you the sales data. I get stuff from both of them and there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Desktop PC Recommendations Needed

I usually hit Newegg or Tiger. If you're handy they often have kits and if you prefer something prebuilt they carry those too. Prices are about as good as I've found anywhere.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Goatboy
Re: The Downside of Outsourcing link building.

I've been doing a lot of backlink searches the last week or two as I investigate ranking on some of the newer mini sites that have been going up. After tracing the backlinks of a couple hundred...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Can you social bookmark web pages or just articles?

Bookmark what you want. I regularly bookmark every page at about a dozen different places. I've also seen IMers have several memberships at Digg or some other place and bookmark the same pages on all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,310
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Don't Ask Me Why I Bought a Men's Blog - What Do Men Like?

Simple.

Young men like to be able to do things and have things that will make other men curious, envious or nervous. That is why you will find several sites on little movie clips and pdfs called...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,934
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Avatars vs. Real Photo

This may be a totally silly question, but how do you know the picture you are seeing is a "real" picture?

The concept of people trusting those who post a real photo is interesting, because it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,129
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Need Help with Feedburner Feeds and RSSBot Please!

When I have submitted to the rss aggregators I have always used the url format:

htp://feeds.feedburner.com/MySite

because feedburner gives me this url as the one to submit. It seems to work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Amazon Slow on Updating Reports?

Yep. I noticed the same thing yesterday and again today.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd February 2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Is Market Samurai any good?

I've been using the keyword tool from MS and it is very good! Far easier than fussing with Google's tool.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Necessity of social bookmarking backlinks?

Okay, here is what I do. I've been at it for a couple of months now and it seems to work as well as anything else I've tried. I've gotten as many backlinks from bookmarking as I have from articles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By Goatboy
Re: What does "Thanked so many times" mean here?

The number of thanks is the number of times that you have pressed the "Thanks" button at the bottom right of someone else's post.

Thanked x times means the number of times that other people have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Necessity of social bookmarking backlinks?

I haven't done the forum profile thing yet, but what you do at digg or stumble is bookmark the page on your website. Then you open the digg/stumble page that shows the image from your website, clip...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th January 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Goatboy
Re: blogging and being index.

1. It usually takes mine about 5 to 7 days to get indexed.

2. In the meantime, you can post or not, it is your decision and it probably won't make a difference.

3. It makes no difference if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Goatboy
Re: ?CONFUSED? so many ideas on backlinks!

Question 1. The link would be better in a political forum, but even in a software forum, the link would still be valuable.

Question 2. Pretty important since it defines what Google thinks of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,364
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Friends ask me about "Internet Marketing" & when they can't understand they are no longer friend

This has absolutely nothing to do with you being in IM. You would find this same strange belief with any job you had, online or offline. When my offline business was going strong I used to say that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Help!!! My computer almost died!

You will know when you power up and try to enter windows. I would back up as many files as I could to an off board drive and if worst comes to worst, you can always delete everything and reinstall...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Why did I get slapped by google?

Which keyword tool are you using? Some only measure up to 100 places and anything over that will show as N/A. So, if you drop to 101, you show as N/A.

A drop of 100 isn't that uncommon...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Your Google Position for a particular keyword?

I've been using Google rankings. It only goes out to 1000 and only allows one keyword at a time, but that fits with what I need right now.

GoogleRankings.com - Check Google page ranking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,615
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Newbies... Where are you folks stuck?

Organic traffic and backlinks that don't get me Google slapped.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,520
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Who the hell cares about post counts!!!!!!

Post count allows you to use the pm system and to offer WSOs, which apparently can make quite a bit of money. If you can raise a high post count, it will give your WSO offering a lot more authority....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,196
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Web Hosting Suggestions (Need a new one)

I'm at Hawkhost, but I've only been in operation a month or so. Hawkhost hasn't given me any problems yet so I can't say how their support is. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,111
Posted By Goatboy
Re: Mysterious illness takes 3 article writers' grandmothers

Perhaps they are using Excuse spinning software?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,288
Posted By Goatboy
Re: How does iStockphoto.com's credit system work??

I bought 12 credits last night for $18.00. The credits are good for 1 year.

The photos are priced based on the size of the picture. Small pics are something like 3 credits and then six credits,...
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