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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Which Landingpage Theme is this?

It's custom html. Look at the code.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: A question for anyone, newbie or expert.

Really? Who cares? Put your focus where it needs to be.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 670
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How do I track my traffic properly?

I would concur with people on here Google Analytics www.google (http://www.%3Cb%3Egoogle%3C/b%3E).com/analytics/

It will let you track the source of the traffic, how long they are on your site,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,579
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: A Message To: "Top WSO Sellers Who Never Contribute To This Forum"

There certainly is truth in what you are saying. Not only that if you happen to be on their email list the only time they email you is if they are selling 'their' product or selling a product as an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Weight Loss Product Creation

Sounds like you need to do some keyword research. You will want to be more specific and find a niche' you can compete in. Maybe you have done that already? But if you haven't I would narrow it down...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Reconmendations of Theme Free

I came across a nice theme just recently, pretty flexible as well it's EvoLve 2.2.3 a free WordPress Theme. The creator of the page has a website with other free themes as well as paid themes. Here...
Forum: Website Design 3rd June 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Forum: Website Design 29th May 2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Paypal and eBook Delivery

Can you identify the location in Pay Pals "Legal Agreements" rather than just posting a comment?

I can't remember the last piece of software I purchased online that I didn't have to "register"...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Please Critique my First Attempt at Online Long-form Sales Copy

I'm certainly not a copy guy, I do agree with everything that travlinguy said. The text gets long winded as Travlinguy said. That's something I have a problem with as well.

I would also say your...
Forum: Website Design 29th May 2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 804
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: They should rename this forum "Please review my site"

I hear you. I realize there are two sides to this issue (or any for that matter). I'm sure a lot of stuff is "weeded" out that most of us never see, I'm sure that gets under your skin after awhile....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How to Add a Blog to My Site

Mary,
Like others have said you can use WordPress as well. Your visitors wouldn't know when they are actually on your site or your blog if set up right. I have a free video here Bret Ferguson...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Internet Marketing Advice Needed

When you have your product or idea set up a website or blog. (It's easier than you think) WordPress is a great blogging platform. You will want to pick a domain name based on your product or brand....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How to Add a Blog to My Site

Have you tried any of these?

PHP Blog Scripts - Free, commercial and open source scripts (http://www.hotscripts.com/category/scripts/php/scripts-programs/blog/)
Forum: Website Design 28th May 2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How To Make Landing Pages Like This

Have you checked out Xsite pro? A bit more than you said you wanted to spend ($197) but they have loads of pre-made templates and you can easily create your own templates. They might be running a...
Forum: Website Design 27th May 2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Review my website?

I'll send you my email
Forum: Website Design 27th May 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 804
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: They should rename this forum "Please review my site"

While I don't disagree with you, I think some of it just comes with the territory. It's like life, there are givers and there are takers.

It's possible that about 40% of this entire forum would...
Forum: Website Design 27th May 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Review my design

Over all the site looks really good.

I would consider using a right sidebar where you can do short excerpts of testimonies on a slider, rotating through several testimonies.

I like the...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How To Make Landing Pages Like This

There is Profits Theme as well as Optimize Press for easy squeeze pages. Not sure if you'll get that look without some work. (These are wordpress themes)

I use Xsite Pro for some of my site...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 804
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: They should rename this forum "Please review my site"

There are certainly a lot more than there used to be, still doesn't bother me. I remember when I first started I wanted someone else opinion on my site so I can totally relate.

What I do think it...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Review my website?

Meta tags for sure.
Site Title, Keywords and Description. If you don't put a description on your site that you want your customer to see on a search then Google randomly pulls content from you page...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 804
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: They should rename this forum "Please review my site"

Overall, who cares?

If someone is trying to boost their post count why in the heck would you lose sleep over that? As I said earlier if the "site review" is not your thing, or you have and issue...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Review my website?

The site looks great. My questions is, is there a market for it?

Second, I'm going to break from the pack on your site being to busy, my opinion is it's fine. I've been to Amazon, Pinterest...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 804
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: They should rename this forum "Please review my site"

I agree. It's a worthy category in my opinion. I guess if other don't like the site review stuff, don't click on it. ;)
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Review this website

My quick thoughts.....

The first heading is a link as well as the pic as the rest of your headings are not, it is a little confusing as it appears to be laid out like a blog.

I would change...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Please Help With a Permalink Problem in Wordpress

I have a video that covers permalinks. Not sure if this will help you or not here is the link. Once on the page just scroll down a bit and you'll see the video controller.

Bret Ferguson Online -...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How To Make Landing Pages Like This

Do you have website design experience? There are many website design software available and many wordpress themes available as well.
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How Can Freelancers Survive with stuff like this?

lovboa,
I here you. I had an offline business for 14 years where people bid on project for lower than what you could do it for and I was like what the???????

Anyway that and a friend inspired...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Paypal and eBook Delivery

What I typically do is once the customer is done at pay pal I have them sent to an opt in form where I catch their email. They are then sent directly to a download page. They also receive a nice...
Forum: Website Design 16th May 2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Question Re: Profits Theme or Optimize Press

Thanks Michael. I actually signed up at "Elegant Themes" they have a lot of great looking themes. It just takes forever to set them up and sometimes requires some coding.

I want a quicker...
Forum: Website Design 16th May 2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: WordPress for Beginners

Very nice Darnell. I like the magazine format. You should also do an eBook that's downloadable. (I didn't see video's) Excellent site!

Bret
Forum: Website Design 16th May 2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Question Re: Profits Theme or Optimize Press

Hello Everyone,

Need some advice. I'm looking into Profits Theme or Optimize Press. Both look like great WP themes. They look strong in squeeze and landing pages (and ease of use) which is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 55,910
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How did you make your first $100?

I made my first $100 from a niche site I started in 2009 selling an ebook I wrote for $24.99. It was a great feeling when that first purchase happened. I thought if I could do this once I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Why 99% of Product Creators Fail

I found it to be an outstanding article! Thanks for sharing it with us Justin. - Bret
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Mentor program for newbies i.e. (internship)

Some great advice above.....

Find your passion, interests and create a product that helps someone. My first website/product was not related to making money online. That product filled a need,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,030
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Getting a "malware detected" message on my site

You may want to delete your site and upload a "clean" file.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,030
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Getting a "malware detected" message on my site

Yep. Chrome comes up with the warning "this site......."
Firefox didn't, Safari didn't and IE didn't. Interesting.

The first visit with Chrome I had a "Javascript update needed" which I did not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Advice for a Beginner

Sounds like you already have a great skill that many here don't have which is a big "head start."

Like retsced said, as will I, LEARN ALL YOU CAN about actual MARKETING. You can have an "average"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,030
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Getting a "malware detected" message on my site

I didn't see anything suspicious when I stopped by both sites.....my virus/malware detection didn't go off either......

Google has this info

About malware and hacked sites - Webmaster Tools...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 79,330
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: help with dental office name!!!

I tend to agree with Lori and Cali - Anything else mentioned sound unprofessional.

Now if you were doing an ad for a late night infomercial product on do it yourself teeth products you could get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 30,792
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: This is 1st Day of The Rest of My Life!

Nice. Just remember failure is a teacher and not a permanent condition.

It will take a positive outlook, the right action (that's key) and persistence. It seems you're on the right track!

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: 30 page visits a day and a 60-90% opt in rate

If your "niche" gets 1 million searches,you're actually in more of a "Market" or a very large niche. If the site is new, pretty much the only way you'll get traffic, is going to be ppc.

Also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: First Site Please Leave Advice or Comments!

I'd have to agree with what lileyobs had to say regarding layout, paragraphs, etc. and it is great that you took action.

But what action are you wanting your visitors to take? It's hard to follow....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How can I display buy button in post?

You want to put a product on you blog and sell it?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,853
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: How Much do You Realistically Need To Get Started?

You are probably looking at about $25 bucks a month.

Domain name $10 Annual
Web Hosting $3-$4 bucks a month
Auto Responder $19 bucks a month
That is bare minimum getting started. Assuming you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,642
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Disturbing trend in recent days...

Didn't this just nullify your thread, they're doing it wrong? Joking!
I think the biggest thing is "how you say it." (Not you but the theme you're talking about)


I used to have a sales job in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,914
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Don’t Call Yourself a Writer If What You Really Are Is a Thief

If we took a thousand people on the forum here and had them write a one page (or less) example of "How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich" my guess is 70% of the content would be the same or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: What Do You Struggle With as an Internet Marketer

Kev, you are right. Most marketers have more than enough knowledge to get into the game and actually have an online business. Most don't need any new products at all. But for some reason many thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,026
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Warrior Plus New Rules

He may have meant the Warrior+ "Affiliate" link. It wouldn't open for me unless I agreed to the "new unannounced" conditions.

I lost stock in reviews when I purchased one based on the "review" and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: What Do You Struggle With as an Internet Marketer

Hey everyone, it's been good to hear other struggles on this thread. For one it makes you feel "not alone" in the battle especially when you work alone much of the time.

I am seeing a few common...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: IM Newbie and Confused

Don't go spending your life savings on a "Guru" product. Don't fall for the gimmicks and tricks either. Build your business on solid Internet Marketing principles.

The nutshell version:
Find a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: Does my site have value?

Regarding selling your site, there probably is no value. I did say "probably."

Was just curious why you don't have meta tags? Keywords, site description? Your main keywords should be in the URL...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Bret Ferguson
Re: What Do You Struggle With as an Internet Marketer

I think you touched on a few items that affect us all. (Especially time management)

I know for me working out of a home office, alone, gets boring. What I've been doing is hitting the coffee...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Bret Ferguson
What Do You Struggle With as an Internet Marketer

Hello everyone,

Was curious to know what are the things you struggle with as an Internet Marketer?

It can be related to anything to do with our business.

Look forward to hearing from you...
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