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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,394
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Writing A Decent, Quality Article...

If a movie is good, I end up wishing it were 4 hours instead of 90 minutes...

A good article is similar, if it's giving me GREAT information and I'm learning as I go, there's no reason I wouldn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,835
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Writer Needs a New Business Model - Advice Appreciated

The answer is not to rely on negatively-targetted third parties for your traffic creation, and instead leverage your strength as a QUALITY writer in appropriate areas:

1. Guest blogging on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Anyone watching their traffic from older articles sees the exact same drop off that the main domain is seeing, approximately a 35-40% total reduction.

I track several of my client's views for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

As long as they take out all Adsense and other clicks this isn't a bad idea. Full editorial controls would still apply however, money doesn't necessarily equal talent. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

For those on the fence about these changes, remember, Chris said BEFORE this quality change they were ALREADY turning down "41.7% of all submissions" on a daily basis.

Think about that. Nearly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Good post. But "some" slipping through isn't accurate.

Go to the main page and read every article posted that's live. It doesn't take long.

As you go, mark a "yes" for those articles that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,091
Posted By CatherineC
Re: New ezinearticles guidelines effective immediately

Hilarious that Chris said they've been debating 400 "for years". :rolleyes:

Should have pulled that trigger a loooooooooong time ago, could have saved himself the headache that the next year or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,667
Posted By CatherineC
Re: u think its safe to quit a job with a list of 27,000

You tell us.

If you're making enough money per month to cover your bills, then evaluate the challenges and make the decision one way or the other.

Only you can answer this question, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,475
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Things are about to change at Ezinearticles

Bigtime.

All they have to do to make this NOFOLLOW and exclusive content idea more palatable is to add rev-share on the articles that perform well.

IMers would swallow just about any change...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Death Of Bum Marketing Or The Death Of Article Marketing

Search some of my posts before you open your mouth Rob, though I can understand your venom from your Article Marketing WSOs likely being a harder pitch from this point forward (which is likely the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Death Of Bum Marketing Or The Death Of Article Marketing

Wrong.

The reality is that long-term article writing for SERP ranking over time, even through legitimate backlinking methods (social bookmarks, web 2.0, youtube) is now dead.

It's not dead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,305
Posted By CatherineC
Re: The Death Of Bum Marketing Or The Death Of Article Marketing

Massive drops across the board being reported on all the big forums, specifically for EZA and for articles even that were aged with a nice page PR themselves.

Couldn't be happier, Bum Marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,580
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Proof that article marketing is NOT dead

Notes of caution from someone who makes part of her living from statisitcal anlysis:

1. No one has any idea what the true views are on this EZA account.

For years, including SEVERAL...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Luck or Skill?

Thank you for the compliment BE, right now I'm dealing with just a select group. I try to maintain quality above expanding the business as I want to provide maximum value to my customers.

I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Ad Swaps Are Impossible!!!

Agree, I would never swap even my most unresponsive opt-ins with any other list.

No point to it, despite what many WSO-sellers would have you believe. You wind up with a big Aweber monthly bill,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By CatherineC
Re: I am Sending to My List Everyday...What Is Your Email Marketing Strategy?

Everyday. Incredible content with a hard-sell close. Buy or get off my list, I WANT them to unsubscribe. Don't waste my time...because I'm giving them incredibly helpful content.

If you deliver...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,362
Posted By CatherineC
Re: How I went from $0 to $34/ a day in 60 days with Free Information

Nice!

Here's the thread in question for lurkers furiously hitting the Search button and not finding anything, lol:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What's a fair ClickBank % commission?

One of my favorite lists of upsells and value-builders, from Paul Myers. I feel this list sums it up about as well as it can be for starters looking to add value to their products:

1. Relevant...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,613
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What is the BEST Speech to Text Software? Dragon Nuance is too expensive...

This was my experience as well, identical.



1200 posts and only thanked 6 times...what a shocker with such great insight as the above.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Marketing Conundrum

Definitely. Article marketing is VERY overblown on this site, every time a thread pops up you have the few people making money with it by doing it correctly drowning out the 99.9% of people who are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Marketing Conundrum

Maybe, but don't sell yourself short as a writer. If you can turn out quality content there will always be demand for it.

That's why we don't play their game...we're writers, why the hell would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By CatherineC
Re: I fell in the WSO trap.

Most WSOs are good for just one thing: Headline research.

Because the headlines in that section really are amazing, they'd make you sell your kids for access to the information...when 99 out of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Article Writing Made Easy With The iPhone

The iPhone "Dragon Dictation" app doesn't have training capability unfortunately, it's more of a quick memo-maker/facebook updater.

Also, it stops to "process" the dictation (without notifying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,981
Posted By CatherineC
You fail at IM for the same reason you do in World of Warcraft...lol

No laughing, but when I think about the ways IM registers in my brain it really does trigger a lot of the same risk/reward/satisfaction/frustration that playing World of Warcraft does.

You start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,197
Posted By CatherineC
Re: What's up with EZA?

You can look at their article numbers (end of your URL), compare it over time and date to older article numbers, and quickly see that they are getting literally 10x the submissions per day currently...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Traffic Travis Keyword Tool not working !?!?!?

Is this the Traffic Travis tech support board? Why have you made three posts in three different places on WF about this derh?

If you actually paid for the software contact them and solve you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,161
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Why the Value of Massive Spam links is constantly declining in power

Tom is right on as usual.

Popular thoughts from WF doom-and-gloomers lately about backlinking:

"Social bookmarking no longer works"
"Blog commenting no longer works"
"Forum profiles no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Another method to get SEOT?

I was just thinking about this today, that it's a pain to go into the keyword tool and then take an exact search and divide by 3 (which is all SEOT does by the way) to get the figure. Or worse, to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,414
Posted By CatherineC
Re: to TRIPLE your e-mail open rate, simply...

Wow, never knew that. Nice Gary.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By CatherineC
Re: How many articles to write per niche?

1. Identify all keywords you want to target for that niche.

2. Determine competition level of each keyword for Google first page rank. If too high, move on.

3. Write 20-30 articles PER...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Have you ever used PDF files to rank on SERP's?

I've had it happen, and quickly too, with DocStoc, but I was quickly banned for spam.

No idea why, I was using articles I wrote that were content-rich and only contained two URLs back to my...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th October 2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Secret to Success...revealed

In most biographies of great leaders, both corporate and otherwise, it's extremely rare to find they haven't gone through an extended period of lackluster results at some point in their lives...that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 30,977
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Best Ebook font + size?

Here you go Jeff, try this link:

Fonts on the web and a list of web safe fonts | Dustin Brewer Web Design (http://dustinbrewer.com/fonts-on-the-web-and-a-list-of-web-safe-fonts/)

I also like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By CatherineC
Re: I'm lost.. please help

I have spent the last month reading, analyzing, and trying to absorb thousands of posts on WF, both current and within the past six months. Approximately 100 pages of threads. It was overwhelming at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By CatherineC
Re: My Biggest Mistake in Internet Marketing...

It's overwhelming. You find WF, you read read read, absorbing thousands of posts in a short period of time. I feel like I'm in one of the matrix seats, loading more and more IM techniques and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By CatherineC
Re: Squeeze page vs Pop up opt-in on a blog

Nice info Alexa, now I will stop thinking about the code and installation of those things haha. :)
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