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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Re: Whats the Difference b/w RSS and Abstract Art?

Context. People pulling your feeds is the same as people voting for you by linking to you.

The feeds don't get flagged as dupe content because they appear in the context of other sites.

RSS...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Re: Internet Marketing Campaign for My Offline Business

Freshen up your content from time to time. In theory, you'll be improving it. Every time you update a post, ping away. This will tell the search engines that you're serious.

Keep adding posts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,564
Re: I said goodbye to windows

For all those people saying Linux is no good for "design" or 3-D or whatever, you may not realize that every major Hollywood film is made with Linux and has been for years. The studios use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Re: Advice For Professional Videographer/Editor Looking To Transition Into Internet Marketing

Get some business cards and head out into the real world. Do you have any idea how much you can get paid to make a wedding video? Do one of those a week and you'll be a millionaire before you know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Re: Yikes! YouTube Is Promoting My Competition!

Try flowplayer -- simple to set up and easy to customize.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Re: Advice on site structure

Are you talking about the articles on your own site or articles pointing in? If it's your own site, more is better. Do like you outlined above but create categories, then put related posts in them....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Re: 5000 visitors daily

Get famous. That's the surest way to attract 5,000 or more visitors per day. :)

Seriously, though, putting up a great site and doing some big-time publicity is the best way to get that kind of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th February 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,977
Re: Google just doesnt care about Content anymore?

You're right. Backlinks are critical, but quality matters more than quantity. In my experience, one or two heavy links from high-PR sites are worth thousands of dinky little self-built links. So...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,983
Re: Google AdSense account denied

The ToS says you have to have been up and running for six months. Wait six months, then re-apply.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Re: Best way to get in contact with a local business

Make a list in a spreadsheet or just go through the yellow pages. Call every number on the list. Doesn't matter if you get 20 "no" answers as long as you get to that "yes," and you will.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Re: Struggling to make any money

Why did you take the websites down? Were they really that bad? You can bring a site back from the dead by building links to it and tweaking the on-site stuff.

Best to think of IM as a stream...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Re: Seems Like...

It's not quick and not easy, but it is possible.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,204
Re: What makes a good logo?

Inkscape is just as good and free as in beer and as in speech. Works on Mac, not sure if they have a 'd'ohs version.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Re: Puzzling question about Wordpress vs. HTML...

The first one only because the url is shorter (and less diluted).

It all marks up as html at the end of the day. Wordpress produces pretty clean/compliant markup.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,977
Re: Does this gal add value to this site?

Makes me thirsty. Beautiful site.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Re: Digital Theft Killing Your Dreams and Profits?

There are always opportunities to cross-sell if you put out good products and leave people wanting more. A musician can use pirated music to sell guaranteed better quality downloads, ring tones,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 989
Re: What Mistake(s) Have You Made? I Have Made Few of Them

Great question!

The biggest mistake I made was being too much of a generalist. If you're selling shoes, stick to shoes until you get it rolling.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Re: How would I drive traffic to a Gossip-type blog?

Gossip is low-hanging fruit. I have one blog where I post the occasional celebrity story. You get hundreds or thousands of views in minutes if you have a juicy headline. You get residual traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Re: Help! Is this mail volume enought to crash my sever.

I wouldn't worry about it if it's not slowing your sites down. It doesn't seem particularly heavy to me. Some days it seems like 30,000 messages hit my inbox alone. With e-mail users plus website...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,194
Re: Does blog commenting work?

It absolutely works. If you do it on the same blog several times, sometimes the blogger will add you to their blogroll. That's a big boost if the blogroll shows up on every page and they have 500...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Re: Newby awards first job to get site crashed by provider

So you paid them to build a simple static page and they crashed your blog? If that's what happened, get your money back and revert to your backup. (You do have a backup, right?) I'd be patient for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Re: Help me think of a domain name for personal blog

CRicky.com is good. Probably gone by now.

I think GoDaddy has some automated way of swiping domains when you look but don't buy. I've not had this problem with any other registrar.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Re: Congress cracking

That's great news! If our main commodity is trust, anything that increases it is a good thing.

If you're promoting decent products in an ethical way, you have nothing to worry about from this.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,910
Re: How many articles do you write a day?

Three times in the body of a 500-word article, plus the title, of course.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Re: Old Domains -- What do you do with them?

I'd definite plop some AdSense ads on them. If your keywords are worth anything, 25-40 visitors a day could put an extra couple hundred bucks in your pocket every month.

You could sell them, too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Re: Does Google Analytics suck?

For one thing it doesn't count people who have javascript disabled or ad-blocking software.

I only use it to check the bounce rate.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Re: I'm Really Pissed Off And Need Urgent Advice

Four days? It takes weeks or months to work an organic project properly, dude. Chill.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Re: Protect Your Money Sites!!!

You forgot one: Keep your local machine clean. If you get a keylogger or packet sniffer, all your passwords are an open book.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Re: Too many backlinks...

Getting a bunch of backlinks quickly can help you if they are organic links from related sites or social networking sites. In other words, if you go viral, Google won't penalize you for it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Re: Windows Geeks? Trouble with hard drive

That's why I use Linux. Everything just works... and keeps on working. :)

Well, that's not the only reason...

Anyway, did you test the external hard drive in another computer to make sure...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Re: From My Family - Thank You, Warriors!

Thank you for sharing this inspiring story. I live for this kind of stuff. It's good to hear that one family managed to save their home, and it does us all proud that this place helped them do it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Re: Advice needed, feeling frustrated!

Killer Joe hit it right on the head. The META description tag is very important, as is the title. Write an appealing, keyword-rich meta description tag, and you will get clicks, assuming that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Re: How Serious Are You About Internet Marketing?

Bravo! Great post.

I am willing to sacrifice everything but my honor and my health... and my Ferrari. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,694
Re: The Myopia of Internet Marketing

I could not agree more. Any given marketing campaign is here today and gone tomorrow. The asset is the ability to create campaigns, to tap into the market and fill its needs.

Interesting what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Re: Blog or Website? or Both?

You need both. If I had it to do over again, every site would have both a standard "Home," "About Us," "Services," "News," "Events" and "Contact Us" type interface with a blog on a separate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Re: I got ripped off - can you help me?

Link internally in your posts with the entire path a href=http://www.mysite.com/whatever
When they scrape, those links will lead right back to you!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Re: 36,710 keywords for 106,582 views < What does This Mean?

It doesn't mean anything. It means people use different key phrases. Five people used "key phrase one information," two people used "information on key phrase one" one person used "information...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,601
Re: I made 100K today, added 10K to my list, landed a 50K a month offline gig...

Rant away! I enjoyed it.

As for me, I've made $43 (so far) today, and I spent most of the day flying a kite at the park!

Pretty impressive, huh!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,139
Re: What techniques do you use to stay focused?

What keeps me...

... wait -- what was the question?

Oooooh! Look at the pretty birdie outside the window. Gotta run!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Re: Do you pretend?

That could make a funny scene in a movie.

"Yes sir. Hang on just a second."

(Changing voices to deep, authoritative voice.)

"This is Fagan Lyon, the manager. What seems to be the problem?"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,125
Re: Warriors, how to promote a blog?

Venture forth from thy little blog into the world and link back to thy blog, and the fruits of traffic shall flow unto thee like unto a mighty river.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,536
Re: Why Am I A LOSER Who Needs To Get A "REAL JOB"

My wife left me because I was a "loser" who couldn't get a "real job." It just made me all the more determined, and now I'm taking cash to the bank. Within a year, I'll be making twice as much as I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Re: Best Online Shopping Cart?

Oh yeah, it does all that. You can package products together, relate them to each other, suggest related products, etc. It handles taxes, shipping calculations, fixes your plumbing, mows your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Re: What change made you successful?

I can't pin it down to one change, and I'm not really all that successful yet. But I started making some money by constantly tweaking and improving. There hasn't been an "Aha!" moment for me, but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Re: Fake News Sites... Are They Ethical

No, it's not ethical. It's scammy BS that gives all IM a bad name. First of all, you should respect someone's popup blocker. Second, "faking" anything is unethical in business. If your product is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Re: Starting to get dejected

Just keep refining. What everybody said about content is absolutely true. Offer good content, and it will get found. It goes like this:

Good content --> good traffic --> good business
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Re: Decisions, Decisions.... Help Me Decide!

I would go for the laptop. It's unlikely that the "live event" will be a good investment. (Sorry.) If you want a shopping cart, I'll set one up for you in one day (maybe two if I hit a snag or get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Re: Calling all seo experts (popular keywords)

What Tom Brite just said. Don't sell yourself short AND

don't guarantee instant results. Sometimes it takes a while, as many on here know.

I have pages beating out newsweek and msnbc and the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,116
Re: Article writers - just stop before you kill somebody!

The article directories are going to end up being totally worthless to everyone -- including internet marketers -- if they don't start vetting for this kind of stuff. That is truly disgusting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Re: Website Design Business Owners: How Do You Handle This...?

1) Design decision - Get their basic design parameters, give them three options and phrase it like "Which one do you want?" <i>Specify this process in the work order.</i>

2) Content - Don't leave...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Re: Lost My Job - Need Input!

Sorry to hear about your job loss. It's nice that you have a little cushion. Don't waste a second!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Re: Looking for a membership site script

Dude. Drupal. It's free. You might have to pay somebody a few hundred bucks to set it up for you if you're not technical, but you can create a membership site and sell paid memberships with it.
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