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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,402
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Is your favorite SEO 'expert' moaning about the latest change?

Post-Panda, it took my main site 25 days to bounce back.

Tina's logic seems sound to me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 19,062
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: TweetAttacks RIP .... Gone forever :( - See scanned Sue document here

http://archialternative.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/house-of-cards.jpg
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Are you SURE you can't afford it?

Before I started doing any IM, I played WoW. My justification was that I didn't spend any more time with it than most people spend watching TV.

But then one day, in the game console I typed the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Giving Away Free Articles

I've received free samples a few times in the past. Often, the quality has been less than I would pay for. In a couple of cases I was pleased enough to order more content from the authors. In one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,817
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: "Google plans major overhaul to search engine"

True.

Just remember that in the non-tech world, however, a SIGNIFICANT percentage of people still type url's in Google's search box.

Google has an impact, even if it might not seem to have an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,817
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: "Google plans major overhaul to search engine"

...and this will bring things full circle.

Remember when Google started? Yahoo had become more of a destination than a search engine. Advertising was more important to them than quality search...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Yes another Newbie question

I haven't looked at their stuff in years either - Ed's s...l...o...w pace gets to me. But, when my son went through it (the first year they used Market Samurai), they talked about the competition...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: To Point or Not to Point

Lori,

Several years ago I did a redesign for a business. His old site was birth-of-the-Internet old, so I was mostly just bringing it up to date.

He wanted a picture of his office in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,445
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: 22 Ways to Write Interesting Content

..and with the right content (or niche) it's VERY linkable on Pinterest.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,156
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: How Do You Build Your Lucrative Email Lists?

It's not necessary to "blog" to have a content-based site. You just have to have great content.

Here's what I do that works well for me:

I have a "generic" niche-related freebie that I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: For All Those Asking for a Mentor: Get a Mentor for Free

I believe Michelle's point in using the words "real business," was that many who are at the level where they're asking here for mentors haven't yet started treating it as a real business, so some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 21,475
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: New FTC Biz Op Rule - Effective March 1st, 2012 - Is it a Game Changer?

We all fall short. Some just do it more publicly than others. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Kelly Verge
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Funniest Guest Post Proposal I've Ever Received

There could be a time when that could come in handy...

http://media1.break.com/breakstudios/2011/12/12/bruce%20willis%20fifth%20element.jpg
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: how to make a youtube without owning the product?

Do it as a "reporter," not a "reviewer."

Compile and summarize what other reviewers have said about the product, both good and bad.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: When people call you out...

On my authority site, there are a handful of regular dissenters. They very vocally disagree with what I write.

When that happens, almost invariably many others back me up and defend my position....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,116
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Just Received Cease & Desist -- What Should I Do Now?

Trademark, not copyright.

Secondly, they only asked for and have rights to the domain name. The site's contents still belong to the OP.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: My #1 Tip That Exploded My Business in 2011

My big site is in a self-help niche.

Early last year, as I was digging through my analytics, I started reading the longtail searches that brought visitors to my site - not scanning through the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: QUESTION: Is there a WP plugin which can do this..?

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/511658-getting-all-your-post-links-wordpress.html
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Is it still possible to start in affiliate marketing now and make money ?

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Starting Clickbank ~ Words of Wisdom?

Serial refunders aren't an issue in all niches.

I agree with the second half of your second point. It's not a mistake, however, to use a Clickbank product to test the water, then continue to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,439
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: $400 a day with tiny list!

Sounds like my ex wife. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,715
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: $600 worth of Clickbank refunds this month. Sick of it.

Nope.

If Clickbank didn't do refunds like they do, you wouldn't have made any of these "sales." All of those were people who gamed the system to get your product for free.

You lost several...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: [HONEST Question] Why don't big companies use long form...

They do... just not in the specific form you're referring to.

For example, assume you're in the market to buy a car. By the time you start jingling the keys, consider how many different pieces of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Template for Posts in WordPress

WordPress › WP Post Footer « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-post-footer/)

You'd just build a library of several footers, then insert specific shortcode at the end of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,179
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Can we have a heart to heart for a second?

Tim isn't upset that people didn'y buy. He was curious as to why, so he asked them.

His rant is that their reason was that it looked too hard.

He didn't assume they are lazy. They told him it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,523
Posted By Kelly Verge
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,944
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Confessions of a Self Confessed WSO Junkie

Feel free. :)

I put it up on my WF blog some time ago so that it wouldn't go away: http://www.warriorforum.com/blogs/kelly-verge/9451-how-go-little-zero-success-10x-success-almost-instantly.html
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Your top IM myths?

The funny thing is that a good, responsive list actually is pretty close to a push-button money machine. The truth is, however, that it takes work to get to that point.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Kelly Verge
Your top IM myths?

Here are some suggestions from me (in no particular order):


"Push button" - Yes, "easy" sells products. However, working five minutes a day isn't ever to change your world. Work first, coast...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,944
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Confessions of a Self Confessed WSO Junkie

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/3024589851_2f154994c9.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/3024611699_105c5132e2.jpg

Also note that following the second diagram won't mean that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,005
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

This is why I come to the Warrior Forum.

I've dabbled in the past with article submission to the big article directories. However, I never really tried to understand the real difference in methods...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,057
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Private Messages Will Not Increase The Quality Of Responses

Mike hasn't been ignoring you. You've been mass-deleting his replies. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,652
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Where is the money? Its in Teaching NOT Doing

I heard a story about a guy who runs a sport-related blog in New Zealand where he posts about NZ sports. He has 10K+ visitors per day, and has turned his little blog into his full time business.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Product Creators: DO NOT treat your affiliates like this!

Very true. That's why I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

The first time.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Kelly Verge
Product Creators: DO NOT treat your affiliates like this!

Last November, one of my niche sites that had been doing 1-3 sales per day suddenly dropped to zero. This change happened right at the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday, so I didn't notice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,604
Posted By Kelly Verge
What do you wish you'd done from the beginning?

Here's mine:

I wish I'd put ALL of my focus on list-building at the beginning. Looking back, I could have (should have) done a separate freebie for each very specific subset of visitor. Then I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: I need experienced eyes to review my Clickbank stats - No Clickbank conspiracy theory

It happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I sent an email to CB and things "mysteriously" started working again later that day. No word from CB about the cause (big surprise there).

It's still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Is it possible to test ClickBank like this...?

I've had zero CB sales in the past 6 days - statistically improbable (nigh impossible).

I submitted a ticket yesterday. Today I got a response that everything looked like it was working. They said...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: I had a client cry "uncle" =D

First I did a marketing audit. I uncovered several areas for quick results, including:


Helped them define their USP, trained staff on that USP and integrated it into their existing marketing
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Kelly Verge
I had a client cry "uncle" =D

A client of mine just asked me to dial down the promotions some. They are overwhelmed with the new business I'm bringing them - so much so that they can't handle it all. :cool:

I told them I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,450
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: This is why I have failed. You were not persistent

http://inkjot.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/pity-party.jpg



(Get on your feet, dust yourself off and get back on that horse!)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Any SUCCESSFUL Fiverr Gigs for SEO around?

jericower is the username - typo above.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By Kelly Verge
If you haven't made a dime, here's a step-by-step...

I like to tinker.

About 3 weeks ago I started a new site - it was kind of an evening project. I really haven't done anything with Amazon, so I thought I'd give it a try. 3 weeks and 9 sales later...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Finally cracked the code. What I learned.

Testing and conversions are boring.

Real dollars are exciting.


(I posted a few weeks ago about how I boosted conversions by 54% on one of my niche sites through a couple of simple usability...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Veteran: Take Me On, I Will Work 60 Hours A Week To Make This Work

I ran through the (then) 30-Day Challenge in August(?) 2007.

I gave the lessons about two hours a day, then after it was over, moved on to something else. To be fair, back then I was running a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,651
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: High Ticket Items - Amazon

I just posted a list of high-dollar Amazon items on my blog: High-Commision Items on Amazon | Backlinkage (http://backlinkage.com/other/high-commision-items-on-amazon/)

Good luck with them!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 29,614
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: How The Clueless Throw Away Their Money

I suspect that Harlan was just toying with a new direction.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,819
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Post Card Copy?

Obviously your market is bigger than mine, so you're probably able to get very specific with your marketing.

Just kind of brainstorming off the cuff...

Assuming that your call to action is to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,020
Posted By Kelly Verge
Now THIS is the way to attract affiliates!

Woot Minions (http://www.woot.com/minions)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Kelly Verge
Content is King - the case AGAINST article spinning.

I was just looking at the stats for my biggest content site and discovered something interesting. Over the life of the site, 52.3% of the traffic has been from long tail keywords. This site ranks #1...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th September 2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: The normal course of an uncomplicated bone fracture

Derek,

For the first few weeks the pain will tell you how much movement is too much.

Towards the end of the healing period, your tendons and muscles will be tight from lack of motion and your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th September 2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Offline Consultants, What Do We Call Our Business?

Depending on the business size of the prospect, I'm either a Marketing Consultant or a Marketing Analyst. I leave off the word "Internet" because it's limiting in scope and it can cause you to be...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th September 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,022
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: It's happened again

My brother's boss left his baby in the car just a few weeks ago. He discovered the dead child when he left the office for lunch.

He's a mid-level manager for a large company. He's certainly not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: Who's changed their keywords long after they started their site?

Change, no. Add, yes.

An older site of mine suddenly started ranking for a much more popular phrase than I'd intended. Even though it was on the second page, that phrase was bringing in more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 21,598
Posted By Kelly Verge
Re: The cost of running Warrior Special Offers now $40. Your thoughts?

For those of you chasing black helicopters...

Only Allen knows for sure, but I strongly suspect that many of the changes he's made to the WSO policies have lowered his income from that section....
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