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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,441
Posted By DrGUID
Re: What are some HOT Niches for 2010?

The World Cup is an idiot idea, it's over in 2 days.

Evergreen topics are better - I have pages that have been earning AdSense money since '03.

You say you're a chemical engineer....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,721
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Don't WASTE Your Time with More than 1 Website

I have a big site with all kinds of diverse topics on it from fish to databases. It's OK but if one subject gets wildly popular then you get database ads all over your fish pages (or the other way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Where Are People in IM?

I bought a WSO and it was pretty expensive for what it was. I did learn some good stuff though which just about got me through the buyer's remorse.

I'm writing my own and it will have something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,262
Posted By DrGUID
Re: $100,000.00 in 1 day w/ ClickBank !

That run your car on water thing could be pulling in millions.

Don't forget that as with most software resellers 80% of the product sales will be from 20% of the vendors. Actually I suspect that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By DrGUID
Re: The Difference between Failure and Success (In IM)

Play to your strengths!

I have a scientific background. It means my writing can sometimes be a bit dry. I write rubbish sales letters. But then again Google Analytics is 2nd nature to me, and I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By DrGUID
Articles targetting mis-spellings

Hi all,

Is it worthwhile making pages targetting mis-spellings of popular search terms? I've found a few terms with around 1500 global monthly searches (according to google) that are obvious...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th July 2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Do what makes you happy!

Yes The Secret is interesting but the book is very messy, it really needs a good editor. It's also pretty much rehashing a lot of old stuff from generations ago.

The Answer is a much better book...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Articles: Quality or Quantity?

Pages I wrote way back in '99 are still doing the business. As a native English speaker and semi-pro writer I have a huge advantage. If your English isn't great then use a spelling and grammar...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Is google analytics a good idea

I've never had problems linking all my different sites together, there is way too much paranoia in this.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,140
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Are your AdSense earnings down?

My AdSense earnings have dropped since the end of Q2, especially in B2B niches. I think it is a lack of big spending advertisers.

My ClickBank earnings have been abysmal recently, I don't know if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Starting From Scratch

I would enter more B2B niches. Most of the folk here have absolutely no idea of what riches there are in this niche, and they can't easily enter it because they don't have the industry insider...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,752
Posted By DrGUID
Re: This is not for me I QUIT

Been in this game 8 years. I still can't figure out why I can make $800 one week and $30 the next.
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th July 2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By DrGUID
Re: How to Stay Cool

Good stuff! I saw a photo of a Chinese school class with huge blocks of ice in a bucket. Is that good aircon? I don't know!

Changing the topic slightly, has anyone else noticed that their brain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Adsense, Blend or Pop?

Hubpages obviously has it worked out as my CTR's on there are incredible.

I think their idea is a bland grey site to make image ads stand out. Blue links and blue adsense links (the web default!)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Recently unemployed

Turn unemployment into an opportunity. Back in '02 I lost my job. My website I set up while looking for a new job has since pulled in $100,000 :eek:.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Google Analytics - waiting waiting waiting...

Stop checking your stats constantly and get on with building content!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Can Someone Please Tell Me What I Am Doing Wrong

This looks like yet another money making scam. People are done with them. Why don't folks find their own niche?
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd July 2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Think and Grow Rich Fans -- Question

I think Napoleon Hill would have loved this place! It would be nice to find real and not virtual master minds, but when I speak to anyone I know about starting a business or making money online their...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd July 2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,000
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Are you the smartest person in your group?

I'm pretty sure I'm in a different league to most other people. It's very worrying for the future. I met a blogger the other day and told her about Hubpages. Her subject matter would make her a lot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By DrGUID
Re: How to target the moms market?

Hubpages is full of moms.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Now,What to do Next..?? To earn $$$$

Why do newbies always go for the toughest markets there is? No wonder so many fail.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd July 2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By DrGUID
Re: If You Had To Choose Only 1 Web 2.0 Property!

Hubpages - as well as getting good SE traffic you get a lot of internal traffic. People are raving about InfoBarrel, but I just don't get that site at all - the featured pages on the homepage get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st July 2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,696
Posted By DrGUID
Re: AdSense Exports: What's a good CTR?

It depends on the market. Try getting good clicks in the tech-savvy market where geeks stopped clicking on AdSense ads in '04.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,417
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Squidoo Slap...

Squidoo is so over. Move on!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st July 2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,985
Posted By DrGUID
Re: $8 in Three months!

As everyone else says, geeks stopped clicking on AdSense ads in 2004.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Think and Grow Rich

It's a great book. But if you're too busy taking massive action, then I can some the book up in one word - persistence.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Do I have what it takes?

That 4 hour work week book might be good to get you motivated.

But basically you need a formula that works and is simple enough to outsource.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,352
Posted By DrGUID
Re: #1 with almost no backlinks?

Google is also getting better at spotting high quality content, content that precisely answers people's questions, fast loading sites, that kind of thing.

In a nutshell - they're clever dudes!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,724
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Living off Adsense?

I have 750,000 annual page views and I'm not making a living from AdSense.

There are plenty of earnings liars here I suspect.

Having said that, you need to be SMART to make money from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Your Profit Cheat Sheet

> Do more of what’s already working

+1 for this! If you have found a good niche, milk it until you totally own that niche!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Is My Keyword WORTHLESS? - Help Much Appreciated

All keywords are valuable.

"Useless" keywords sometimes get massive traffic. Massive traffic can be split off into different areas. Tired people need insomnia cures. People with energetic kids...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By DrGUID
Re: [update]Adsense Earning Micro Niche Site monthly

My AdSense income is up 744% comparing June to February. I must be doing something right!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By DrGUID
Re: What's your best traffic source + dofollow backlink source?

Hubpages is great. If you write good articles and don't put in more than 10% of affiliate junk hubs then you're unlikely to drop below 75. Besides, Google knows which pages are getting natural...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By DrGUID
Re: small posts/articles - can they ever rank?

I have 100-200 word pages that make $5-10 a month on AdSense. Calculate the ROI on writing those!

I am starting to realise that Google is very clever at finding pages that consisely answer a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th June 2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Money in the bank

I'm glad you've all spotted "work smart".

I went to China last year. It's overrun with people. You get NOWHERE in China by working hard, because your neighbour will work as hard as you for $0.01...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Longtail Traffic + Adsense Income In Competitive Niche?

I've tried targetting a few high paying niches in the finance sector. It's a nice niche to be in. However my earnings are neck and neck with my pages in other niches that get $0.30 clicks, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Why bother making hubpages and squidoo pages for?

With enough different websites mentioning your product you can saturation bomb your competitors out of the frame. You can NEVER have too many pages with your products on.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Looking for HubPages alternatives

InfoBarrel is one alternative. I'm not exactly blown away by this one though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Possible Proof Clickbank Could Be Stealing!!

As a CB vendor I have to say that people really do google your product's name after they've seen it somewhere. I don't know about anyone else but I rarely impulse buy stuff, even eBooks.

As a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By DrGUID
Re: I think I made a breakthrough

First rule of marketing is NOT to market stuff to your friends!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Identifying a Niche

880 searches a month is good enough for a long tail niche. You can easily get no.1 for a term like that, and conversion rates are awesome.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,222
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Frank Kern Niche Markets!

I'm surprised more people aren't in the B2B niche. It's pretty nice and you rarely get dumbass customers that want a refund on a $10 product.

Relationships is also a vast niche. Sure there's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By DrGUID
Re: How do you even use Hubpages properly?

The key is to write a few totally original massive traffic MFA type articles first. No outbound links. Build some traffic, get some followers. Remember Hubpages is a COMMUNITY. Give more than you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Your Thoughts on HubPages...

Hubpages is wonderful. x3xsolxdierx3x and I will argue endlessly about whether InfoBarrel or Hubpages is the best web 2.0 site, but I am very happy with my Hubpages performance. I have 160 hubs now,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,172
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Newbies - Don't fall into this trap - You're being fed BS

Great original post. Here's some more real numbers - I have 650 web pages and make around $6 a day on Adsense. My product sales (software B2B niche) are much more profitable, at up to $1000 a month,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By DrGUID
Re: I'M STUCK! What should I be doing now?

As well as all the suggestions, I'll also add that you MUST do some sort of analytics. You need to know what is successful for you, as well as why it's successful. Then it's just a case of doing a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By DrGUID
Re: What is the best way to gain traffic?

Write 100 articles about your topic that have massive traffic but no competition (because they are not "buy" related keywords). I love this technique as you can easily monetise it in other ways.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,297
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Yes, You Can Make Money from Content Sites

Great post! There are all kinds of ways of monetising a great content site.

You forgot one - selling your own photos!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By DrGUID
Re: how do i tell which keywords i am ranking for?

You want Google Analytics.

My top tip - check your search term referals for each page. Successful pages will usually have short tail referal search terms (i.e. 60-90% of the referals were for one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,250
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Do I have to write to make money?

If you can program then you can write software. Every software thing I've released has sold, and having a product is a fantastic way to start.
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st June 2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By DrGUID
Re: What 9/11, Katrina And The Gulf Oil Spill Teach Us About Being Broke!

Great post. I think this can be summed up by "nobody owes you a living".

It's how I've lived my life, but sadly it's pretty rare these days.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st June 2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,066
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Adsense...a drug I wish I never took

YieldBuild might be a good way to diversify away from AdSense - it can plug other ad networks into your site and thereby reduce risk somewhat. My site isn't big enough yet but it also optimises ads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Keyword Tools

I've been testing out Market Samurai. I'm not yet convinced I need it, but I'll do a bit more testing. I guess I now know what to look for in Google's tools so I'm not sure if MS adds that much extra...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Google adwords - is it worth it?

I've never cracked AdWords conversion. But I love it for branding, even if you don't get direct sales.

Example - in one niche I'm in I have effectively set the name of the software tool you need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By DrGUID
Re: Money outside the 3 big niches?

B2B is my goldmine. And the great thing is that hardly anyone can exploit my fields, since 95% of the population don't have a clue about the kind of stuff I write about.

So I hope everyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
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