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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Good site, domain + irrelevant niche

Will it hurt SEO? Definitely not. A search engine would have no reason to penalize a site for an incoming link just because it viewed the the main focus of the two sites unrelated. There are too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Using Recipes from Other Sites - Copyright Issues?

As many have noted, while the list of ingredients itself cannot be copyrighted, the accompanying material ("a description, explanation, or illustration" as set forth on the page of the U.S.Copyright...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,245
Posted By Green Moon
Re: If you had to choose would you prefer to make money today or focus on the long term?

I would definitely prefer option 2, though I think calling one month "long term" is a misnomer.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th May 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Is that possible to be at the first page on Google in my niche?

Of course any site can be on the "first page" of SERP results for a very obscure term. If you are just looking for ranking a very broad term like "dog training" it is unlikely that you will ever...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st October 2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,561
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Are they serious? Any Chicagoans here?

The same is true in Chicago. Also, most shootings are gang members shooting at members of other gangs. When you read about an innocent person getting shot in Chicago, it is almost always collateral...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st October 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Green Moon
Re: $4 Billion Tax Break for JPMorgan

I agree that the tax laws need to be simplified, but your comments about Form 1040EZ are not on point.

Form 1040EZ is intended for people with very simple tax situations. The Form 1040EZ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Green Moon
Re: My First Appointment: Real Estate Agent and Husband - How would you handle this?

I was surprised not to see any posts about listening to the client until I got down to Dan McCoy and mrmatt's posts. While you have to be prepared to answer questions as well, I believe that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,461
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Squidoo Changes Coming - a post by PotPieGirl

Thanks for the link to the blog post. I view that as GOOD NEWS, both for Squidoo and for the lendmasters who create good quality lenses.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Hostgator & Clickbank Didn't Report My Tax Income?

That income is taxable, whether or not it was reported by Hostgator and Clickbank. You should file your return correctly. I don't know why they didn't send you a 1099 if you gave them your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Authority Sites:What Are The Signs

You can tell that you are an authority site when a reasonable number of respected sites start linking to your content. I have a site that college professors and librarians have linked to. When I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,782
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Calling out bad tactics

There seem to be more people offering or endorsing BAD strategies than good ones. I think there are a couple of reasons:

1. Bad strategies are easier to provide (Want instant submission to 500...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Is This Legal? Sort of farticle/advertorial

Here is a quote from the FTC press release cited above:



Now let's look at the site referred to by the OP:

The site includes the names and logos of major media outlets: "As seen in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Is This Legal? Sort of farticle/advertorial

While it's true that the FTC does not police something that is purely style, advertising style can be deceptive and the FTC does police deceptive advertising, not just fraudulent claims. For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,790
Posted By Green Moon
Re: My experience in trying to hire a VA

That was a great detailed summary of your experiences and is helpful, but in the end I think the lesson is the same - everything is hit or miss. I have tried the four you listed but I've tried a...
Forum: Social Media 21st December 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Facebook tests $1 fee for messages to non-friends

Nothing is really free. Many internet companies have closed their doors over the years because they have not figured out how to monetize their "free" services. Employees don't work for free,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,420
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Must have WP Plugins for 2013

I fell into the trap of adding plugins because they came highly recommended, but I had no immediate need for them. I have since eliminated any plugins that I am not currently putting to good use. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,079
Posted By Green Moon
Re: A list of UGLY ASS websites that make more money than me >.<

Simple is generally NOT ugly. Ugly can be different things to different people but it usually means too much going on and no cohesion or coordination.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Lawsuit against Zappos' TOS page a wake up call for some marketers?

One point to keep in mind is that just because everyone else seems to be doing something doesn't make it right. Like Zapppos, there are thousands of terms of use that don't require any form of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,213
Posted By Green Moon
Re: PayPal - Personal vs Business

Rob, it is fine that you upgraded your personal account to a business account, but I would advise you to stop using it for personal purposes now. Mixing business and personal accounts is a bad idea....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th September 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 619
Posted By Green Moon
Re: College- Worth it or no?

The problem with deciding not to go to college now is that you have no idea what you'll be doing 10, 20, 30 or 40 years from now. There are lots of things that you can do without going to college,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Do Press releases really work?

I don't see any relevance to this analogy. Press releases do work if they are well-written and newsworthy. I've had several press releases picked up by major publishers and either republished or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,690
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Why YOU Can't Make REAL Money Online!

That's an excellent post. It's as true in the internet world as it has always been in "real life." Learn from those who are doing what you are doing.

That is what trade and professional...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Confused On the Tax Issue

This is absolutely not correct. The only material difference between your total taxes on self employment income and your taxes from a job is that with a job, the employer pays half of the 15.3%....
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Local Business Organizations

Sara, I think it depends on your business but I agree that many online businesses are missing a great opportunity if they ignore their local business community. For one thing, word of mouth...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th July 2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,796
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Has EzineArticles gone No-Follow?

Ezines went to nofollow in article links last spring (2011) when Google's Panda first hit. See this thread
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Domain Appraisal

I think that with the recent changes in Google's algorithm that apparently reduced (but not eliminated) the weight that was given to keywords in a domain name, I think you are going to find that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,126
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Do you still choose an EMD for a new site?

It may not carry the weight it once did, but I still think that an EMD is still the best bet, at least in the short run, for a niche site.

I do question whether a niche site is going to be of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th June 2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Green Moon
Re: $2.1 Million tax refund. Must be nice

It doesn't sound like she did anything particularly "bright". She filed an electronic tax return and claimed a big refund, the return was appropriately flagged by the system and some idiot in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,246
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Warrior needs help!

It's really pretty simple.

Authorized shares are the number of shares your corporation may issue. You can always increase the number of shares but to do so you have to file an amendment to your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Would you have done the same thing or am I just a sentimental sap?

I think it is commendable. I have been working on my family's genealogy for several decades and have been saddened to see dozens of small cemeteries that have fallen into disuse and disrepair. I am...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th May 2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Amazon approval IL resident

Illinois, like several other states, enacted a law that treats sales generated through affiliates in the state as "doing business" in the state for purposes of determining whether the seller has...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th May 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Easy question for someone that knows aobut guest posts

They are not necessarily more words but they are certainly better quality. In addition, they are generally closely related to the main subject area of the blog. For example, a blog on woodworking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Why the Patent system is flawed and why the world should run Open-Source

I agree that there are problems with patent systems anywhere, not just in the U.S. but I disagree with just about everything else you say. Who would pour money into innovation if the say after they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Flippa Auctions Closed Unsold - Is there a trend?

I don't know what kind of websites you are selling but one thought I have is that micro niche sites that relied on blog networks, and a lot of micro niche sites that never used blog networks, have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,505
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Google Just Wiped Out Over 700 of My Sites

None of us really knows what goes on at Google but we do know that they have revealed that they DO use human reviewers. They have said so. Google has also said that the purpose of the human...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Green Moon
Re: daniweb hit by google?

Just yesterday there was an article about this in WebProNews (http://www.webpronews.com/daniweb-hit-by-google-again-panda-may-or-may-not-be-involved-this-time-2012-04). It has some interesting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,642
Posted By Green Moon
Re: How Do You Research To Write a High Quality Article?

This is exactly what I have found looking at areas like medical, dental, legal and accounting. Although there are exceptions, most of the "expert" authors are not experts at all. They are taking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Green Moon
Re: What does fresh content for my site means?

You should continually add new, quality content.

You should generally NOT delete any of the old content unless it is REALLY bad. Old content probably already is indexed and may even have some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Finally set up LLC..what are next steps to consider?

How much business are you doing right now? If it is already an active business, I'd get an accountant soon. Let him or her help set up quickbooks so that you are getting useful information out. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Wait, what? How much for a LLC?

Good thing, too. There are so many errors in your summary, you would probably lose your license.:rolleyes:



Neither a sole proprietor nor a business entity can deduct personal expenses. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,493
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Creating an LLC for Internet Marketing

There are some very good advantages of forming a limited liability company (http://www.limitedliabilitycompanycenter.com/llc_advantages.html), but it is not an answer for every situation. You need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Green Moon
Re: How to Protect an Idea and Share It in Public at the same time to get opinions ?

As pointed out many times above, you can't protect an idea (except for the "ideas" incorporated into a patent). Frankly, even a confidentiality agreement isn't worth much because most people getting...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th March 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 14,148
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

Publicity rights are purely state-by-state. Some states may still not protect them at all, in a few states the rights end on the death of the individual.

While the varying state laws may seem...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th March 2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 14,148
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

All the people that are buying domain names and setting up websites on this are in for a big surprise if the heirs of Trayvon Martin ever want to make a case of. In the United States, a person and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Green Moon
Re: How do you search for new domain name to avoid kiting?

This happened to me a couple of times. I do it a couple of ways now if I am not sure I am going to buy it. One way is just to type the URL in your browser to see if you get a "Server not found"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Website about a celebrity, how to play it safe?

Any time you use the personal identity (image, voice, likeness, etc...) of a real person for commercial purposes, you are violating their right of publicity...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Green Moon
Re: We're Getting Tebow!!!

Or are you?

Report: Tebow Deal to Jets Hits Snag (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/tim-tebow-traded-broncos-jets-15971699#.T2pFedknSAg)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Domain for over 60K on flippa and still going ?!!!

Generally, an trademark owner can only get the name if it is used to sell similar or related goods and services (which this seems likely to be, by the way). However, in the case of a "famous"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Affiliate Links on website

yes, put target="_blank" in the code with the <a href....
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,016
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Home Renovator Humiliates Web Guy After Getting $17,800 from $86 spent on direct mailing

Direct mail must work. I get at least one direct mail piece a month from GOOGLE!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Flippa experts - what duration should I put my listing for?

I think it depends on the market for the site:

If it is a low-priced site that has appeal to a fairly broad audience, I'd stick with 3-5 days. It only takes a few bidders to run an auction up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Medical niches problem

A similar thing is true in one of my niches where Wikipedia dominates the key words. But if you scratch below the surface, with long tail phrases, often the anchor text in the links to the dominant...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th February 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,859
Posted By Green Moon
Re: We Are NOT Alone... The Reason Man Has Never Returned to The Moon?

Aliens? All the more reason to visit.

Really, the cost of sending people to a big piece of dead rock is the reason. Personally, I would like to see a continued program of manned space...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,191
Posted By Green Moon
Re: Taxes are going to eat my soul in 2012

GMD, you are just wrong on this one. The taxpayer in the example given by the IRS was not taxed in the year the money was earned (2010) but in the year it was received (2011). That is a basic tenet...
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