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Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th November 2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,793
Posted By TaraCarson
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 689
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Internet marketers, which laptop you use? (13,3' or 15,4')?

Switched to a 10" Asus Windows 8 tablet with bluetooth keyboard/mouse. Tablet when I want it, PC when I need it, and since it has a USB and HDMI port I can still connect it to an HDMI monitor and USB...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: On those days I feel like a whiny ass baby....

Someone once told me "You are where you are because of the choices you make, so if you're dissatisfied with your post in life evaluate the choices you made that got you there and start making...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Should I change the name of my website?

This is probably the best advice here. Even if you started another site in the SAME niche, it's still good to do that instead of starting over if you're already making money passively with what you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Should I change the name of my website?

If you do a proper 301 redirect on all of your pages to the same page on the new domain, wouldn't that preserve the prior SEO?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Promoting membership site with facebook ads?

Getting a faceobok user to enter an email address is tough, but getting them to authorize an app (which can read their email address right out of facebook) is easy and most will do it. I dont think...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th October 2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,329
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Who couldn't use a big dose of happy?

The personal validation you feel when your customer says YES after your pitch? :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th October 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: People Buy Sites From Me, Disappear

Sounds like the ideal customer to me :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Promoting membership site with facebook ads?

Do what you are saying, but implement the Facebook signin tools so they don't have to register. They register using Facebook by hitting a button and authorizing your app, which pulls over the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th October 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,456
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: What Is A "Loser Attitude"?

Waiting for other people to take action first and getting nothing done while you wait. I wasted SO much time waiting for someone to teach me this, or waiting for a customer to do that, then got...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,580
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Is the window for selling mobile websites to local businesses closing?

This is the #1 complaint I hear too. A business needs a value-based reason to buy. I usually talk about the number of mobile searches vs. desktop, and how Google prefers to show users localized...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th September 2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,884
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Opinion on Ron Rule?

I don't think he's done any TV commentary for a few months, but Ron is a good guy and knows his stuff. We went zip lining together once last year and even then he wouldn't shut up about ecommerce or...
Forum: Copywriting 28th September 2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,737
Posted By TaraCarson
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th September 2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,066
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: cheap PPC traffic

Cheap traffic yields cheap results, you'll probably have better luck with long-tail keywords using AdWords.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Surveying your list- BUT For your services? - examples of questions to be asked ??

If you segment your lists, the results will be more effective, because you can craft a message to each audience that speaks to them personally.

I have SEO clients and PPC clients, and they are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: The million dollar question

Why are so many people here so afraid of picking up the phone?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Surveying your list- BUT For your services? - examples of questions to be asked ??

Obviously you can't just come out and say "So, what else do you need that I can sell you today?" ;)

But through the course of a normal survey, if you have properly segmented your list based on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,527
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Do You Agree With Armand Morin's Statement "There are 2 ways to become successful, first you can

The whole coaching thing is frustrating to me, it's easy to "coach" people on what to do when you aren't in their shoes. I went from knowing nothing about Internet marketing and working a regular job...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th May 2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Overcoming procrastination - What finally worked for me...

I've been on auto-pilot lately, it's hard to get motivated. I'm comfortable with my income where it is, savings is growing, debt is mostly paid off, but I still have a lot of free time and could be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Better way to increase page rank?

There is only one way to increase PageRank - by getting links from sites with better PageRank than you.
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th May 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Overcoming procrastination - What finally worked for me...

I'm on the fence about procrastination. Hard work may pay off in the future, but laziness pays off now. :)
Forum: Copywriting 12th May 2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Warning: Major Disposable Income Shift Coming Says Doberman Dan

Probably the same reason you drive through the ghetto and see 10 year old cars with $5,000 paint jobs and $1,200 rims. We're smack in the middle of "generation dot me".

I wasn't a bit surprised...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Calculating a domain value based purely on PageRank

That's it? Doesn't even seem like it would be worth selling then, I can get more value out of the link juice.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By TaraCarson
Calculating a domain value based purely on PageRank

Is there any standard formula for calculating a domain's aftermarket value based purely on its PageRank, without regard for the name itself? I have a handful of aged PR4-6 sites (most are 10 years...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: PageRank and robots.txt

I have a couple dozen sites I use for testing various theories before deploying them for a paying client, I'm always trying different things. One idea was to take a site that already had PageRank...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: PageRank and robots.txt

That's what I thought, just didn't want to actually bother with testing it. Thanks :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: PageRank and robots.txt

What if the number/quality of inbound links changes, would the PR continue to change?

Say you have a site normal site that's a PR3, you get some good backlinks, and lets say it shoots up to PR6.
...
Forum: Social Media 11th May 2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: How much do you think this Facebook Page is worth?

You should probably delete the reference to the page from the thread, Facebook does watch for stuff like this. If they see an admin change following a "for sale" posting, they will kill the page.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: How often do you survey your customers?

Constantly, it's a great way of figuring out what your customers don't like - and then sell them the solution. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By TaraCarson
PageRank and robots.txt

If you were to block Google with a disallow in robots.txt, would your site still have PageRank? Or would it eventually disappear?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,527
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Do You Agree With Armand Morin's Statement "There are 2 ways to become successful, first you can

In the world of Internet marketing, there's also a #3...

3) Pretend you're popular and successful on the Internet so people will buy your books, thus making you popular and successful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By TaraCarson
Bitcoin - Hype or Worth a Look?

I'm interested in hearing opinions about Bitcoin, and whether it's a fad/temporary money grab or if you think it has roots and would be worthwhile to configure payment gateways etc. to accept it as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Effective technique in internet marketing.

Depends on the product being marketed.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 11th May 2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,130
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Ask Me About Anything About PPC

Is there any way around Google's "pharmaceutical word" restriction? I have a PPC client that's a drug rehab center, so they have a legit reason for using all of the "naughty words" like oxycodone...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,543
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: How much is my $400/month income Adsense autoblog worth?

Keep it and make 40 more just like it, then sell the whole network for $1 million.
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Warning: Major Disposable Income Shift Coming Says Doberman Dan

Superman and Star Trek look like they'll be good. :)

A friend and I did an experiment last year to test a theory about price-value perception. We created a "high end designer sunglasses" brand out...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th May 2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 813
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Music Inspires Me

Country girl all the way here. ;)
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Warning: Major Disposable Income Shift Coming Says Doberman Dan

I think this is total crap. :)

Not you, I mean the general fearful attitude. Have you seen the crap broke people waste their money on? They constantly buy things they don't need, with money they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: New website... How to spend the Marketing Dollars?

No one can answer this question correctly without knowing what your product is and what your average purchase price would be.

Different advertising mediums will bring completely different types of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th May 2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: What do you say, when a client asks:

I would say "For what phrase?"

If a client wanted to number one for "super awesome accounting firm in Tampa" I could get him there in under a week. If he wanted to be #1 for "accounting" I'd...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th April 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: I'm new, and want some input on an idea.

Skip warrior and go straight to Amazon. Enroll in KDP select and give it away free for five days to get your download count up and get their system to start matching it with similar books, then...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th April 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: I'm shocked - have you tried this?

I've been using it for quick keyword research but that's about it.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th April 2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Dropshipping and Ebay.

Loss leaders.

The mistake most online marketers make is they want to profit instantly, and will turn their nose up at anything that doesn't at least break even. This is a mistake... If you were...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: What makes you buy a certain WSO????

If you are going to tell me a strategy for making money, my first thought will always be "Why are you selling the strategy instead of just executing it?"

Answer that question in your post and you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,202
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: How Can I Improve My Product Page's Conversion?

I've done some SEO and conversion optimization for weight loss products, and the one thing that stood out the most is that weight loss is a visual sale.

Your site doesn't do a good job of saying...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,647
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Importance of Onsite SEO in 2013

Onsite SEO is important, you'll want your keyword density to be between 3-5%, minimum 400 words on a page, 'above the fold' H1 containing your keyword, and try to make your URL and Title start with a...
Forum: Website Design 6th March 2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By TaraCarson
Re: Please review my E-commerce site!

I saw a 'live chat' popup with a caption box that said "offline" - don't show it unless you're online and able to answer questions. Most chat programs will let you use a different image for offline,...
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