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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Can't seem to get traffic...

What is your bounce rate, I took a look at your site and I have to say I would hit the back button as soon as I arrived. Take a look at this http://mashable.com/ I know they have alot more money to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st December 2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: What is your true measure of success more money or contentment ?

Contentment, I hate that word, to me it sounds like you're just settling for what you have instead of aiming for what you want.

I would take happiness and gratitude over money hands down everytime.
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 5th November 2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Self-Improvement Warriors Unite (Skype)

Hay Paul, my skpe address is in my profile if you want get in touch
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Marketers emailing their list with links back to their blogs every day, have they got it wrong?

I redirect people back to my blog but that's not it's only purpose, if I've written a perticularly good blog post I'll do it, if I have a bit of writers block I may redirect them to an old post just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Problem in developing a mailing list

If you're writing for a single niche it makes it a bit easier. May I suggest you do a little research in list segmentation. There's no possible way I can tell you how to do it here but to give you an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: How to Make a Sales thread

I do mine in GIMP. Many people hire a graphic designer, there are a few good ones here on this forum, I haven't use one for the forum but have for my mini sites check out this guy he's really good,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 921
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: What is the best way of creating an amazing WSO?

Unfortunately there isn't a simple answer to this one, but here's a few things that are ESSENTIAL for creating a successful WSO. Don't get me wrong you can be successful without these but it will be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Desperately Need Help With Article Marketing

In my experience traditional article marketing, ie the way you are doing it doesn't work very well any more. Why? Because the value placed on articles from sites like ezinearticles has been severely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Proper Way to Site Content from Other Websites?

Unless you have permission to use other peoples content you MUST reference where the content came from. If you don't see sites referencing other sites you need to look harder.

It's called content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,409
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: What sells best on WSO?

If you're wanting to know what sells the best you're never going to find a good answer because it's usually whatever is the rage at the moment. If Google, Facebook make a major update then that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: The best testimonials Ive ever read.

On a more serious note, I think there's alot we can take from this testimonial. This isn't the first time I've seen this, this is the sort of this that goes viral and obviously has already as I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: E-mail List Sources

Check out these two websites, not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for

Directory of Ezines (http://directoryofezines.com)
Ad swaps, sell solo and buy solo mailings at Safe-Swaps...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Does anybody subscribe to PAID marketing newsletters anymore?

Newsletters - no

Newsletters are almost all one way communication. You teach I listen and maybe ask a few questions.

Membership sites and skype groups - yes

Membership sites and skype groups...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Why Should You Monetise Everything?

One thing I see time and time again is sites that aren't monetised properly. I'm guilty of it myself and try to correct it when I have the time. As marketers when we do this we're leaving money on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Affiliates???? What are the things you look for?

you're questions are far too general, the best I can do without a few more specifics is....

1. High EPC
2. Quality product
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Getting Traffic to Your Squeeze Page

I agree you should place your squeeze on a website you own, that way if Facebook ever decide to ban optin pages you still have a business, yes, one traffic source has dried up but you shouldn't be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Want to insert a autoresponder in Facebook fanpage. Do I need to create another list?

If you're using aweber, yes you will have to start a new list, however, when you're sending out broadcasts you can send them out to more than one list so it shouldn't be an issue.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: The Truth About Running A Successful WSO

This was answered earlier in the thread



I'm so sure what you mean by draft. If you're talking about testing what the sales copy looks like then there's an area on the forum for test posts, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By Darren Hodgson
The Truth About Running A Successful WSO

Almost everyday I read about how you can make a fortune running WSO’s. Is it ready possible? The short answer is yes. The problem arises when newbies think that all they need to do is create a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By Darren Hodgson
How To Write The Perfect Email Signature

A few days ago I started a thread about the importance of an email signature. Because there was such positive feedback from it I decided to write a few tips based on some research I've recently done....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: RSS Submit VS Wordpress Ping

Submitting your RSS feed to aggregators and pinging your feed are two different things.

1. Pinging your feed is like saying 'hello, hello I'm here come check me out' and that's it, the next time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Want To Make More money From Your List?

I was reading an ebook on Facebook marketing the other day which said to promote your fan page you should place a link to it everywhere. Including all of your email correspondence.

At first I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Am I been impatient?

Are you relying solely on google traffic, if you are, bug mistake. You need to actively seek traffic:-

PPC
PPV
ezine ads
website ads
article syndication
video traffic
JV's
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Ezine articles platinum

I got to platinum after my first 10, why? Because I stuck to the rules, I over delivered on value in my articles, they were much longer then the minimum 400 words, I spell checked every article and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Video or PDF?

Depends on your target market, if you're target market is older 35+ then go for PDF. If it's younger 34- go for video.

If it's both you may want to target the two on different squeeze pages with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Starting from Square One with Article Marketing

It's very overwhelming when you first start out. You need a plan from the very beginning. Pick two or three traffic sources and get really good at them first before you try anything else.

Don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Time Saving Tip - Newbie Friendly

A necessary evil of internet marketing is you often find yourself filling in lots of forms. You start article marketing and have to join every directory individually.

You have to sign up to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Use MailChimp For My Sign Up Page (Newsletter) Or Another Option?

I second that, unless you're creating all of your own content, don't use mailchimp. If you use any affiliate links in your emails you will most likely have your account shut down.

I use aweber,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Multiple Streams Of Traffic - This Is A Must

Why should you generate more than one traffic source. After all the one you do now probably sucks up so much of your time you may not be able to spend the time creating another traffic stream.

To...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Interesting domain names

Check this website out. I nearly wet my pants

» 20 More Unfortunate Domain Names » Unofficial DreamHost Blog (http://blog.dreamhosters.com/2007/01/26/20-more-unfortunate-domain-names/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Does article videos really make money? Please share your experience

Never made me any, however I seen plenty of article videos with thousands of hits on them. I know this doesn't mean they're making money, but if done properly I believe they can work. I've just never...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Are You Using This Forum to It's Full Potential

I know I never used to. It's not just the fact that I intend to come here for a few minutes to find something out and then get caught up in the activities of the forum and before I know it I've been...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Which bookmarking software you are using?

SocialBot works for me, it's a bit time consuming to set up but once it's ready then it's easy to use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,654
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Article Marketing Is Dead Long Live Content Marketing

Let's face it, since the last major Google update back in March article marketing isn't what it used to be but content is still king. Yes the article directories do still work for driving traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: The ONLY article site that matters

The is sooooo much more to article marketing than ezine articles which is nowhere near as effective anymore. You can take a simple article or bunch of articles and re-purpose them into all sorts of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th August 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Which Warriors Are YOU Stalking?

zues66, AKA John Schwartz, all round good guy.
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd August 2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Create Your Own Luck Don't Leave It To Chance

Can you really create your own luck? Yes you can. Luck is all about preparedness meets opportunity. I got this from Tony Robbins. Everybody has opportunities pass their way all the time but if you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Are you allowed to edit a WSO?

You can edit it in just the same way as you edit any other post as long as you are still adhereing to the terms and conditions.

Changing you product would be breaking those T's and C's so you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Would you trust this Traffic Travis 4 stars recommendation?

I would take the star rating with a pinch of salt. I use travis traffic but disregard any recommendations. Everyone has their own way of analysing SEO data so you have to trust your own judgment and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Which newsletter that you are a member of?

My fauourites are charles kirkland and john (zeus 66). Those are the only 2 that I open every e-mail.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By Darren Hodgson
My Favorite Free Traffic Sources

Guest Posting


Guest posts on popular blogs can bring hundreds of visitors to your website. Guest posts have to be really really top quality and if you want to get onto the high traffic sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: How can i track the traffic and sales on each sniper site

There's alot of services for this I use google analytics. You copy and paste a small piece of code into the bottom of your html page and google will track how many visitors and where they came from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,870
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Difference between PLR and MRR?

The difference between PLR and MMR is PLR you can do whatever you want with it, adjust it in any way, put your name as authur on etc.

With MRR you have to keep the product in tact.

So if you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: How to know when you can beat the Top 5?

Nobody has mentioned on-page SEO factors. I use these as a guide to see how many of the top ten website are optimising for the keyword or are there just by chance.

Travis traffic(free version),...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Question on PLR WSOs

Thanx John. Quality content as always. If anyone reading this is wanting to improve their article/PLR writing skills may I suggest you take John's course (zeus66). I've taken both of the WSO's above...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Article Marketing Keyword Research Question

Keyword research for ezinearticles, my views

monthly searches on google keyword tool - no less than 500
travis traffic top 10 sites for your keyword - no more than 10 green ticks in the title,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,257
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Where does the traffic of article marketing come from ?

When you log into your ezineartcles account it'll tell you how much traffic is coming from ezinearticles

You ezinearticle will count as a backlink for google but you'll only get traffic from...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th July 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 37,863
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: How to Be a CPA Millionaire Part II: $100,000 Numbers Game

As always a execellent thread from the Kenster. If there are any newbies reading this I suggest you go to his profile and skim through all his threads and post.

You always have good, inspiring...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,063
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: HELP. How does a newbie tell the difference between a good WSO and a not so good one?

Here's what I do. At firtst I wasted my money on stuff I didn't need but not any more.

1. Look through the forum at everything. Spend a few hours on here looking at the different types of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Natural Backlinking v. Keyword Anchor Text

Varying your anchor text is a must just like using different types of sites to link from. I use the wonder wheel to find relevent anchor text keywords. Don't just use 1 source of website like forum...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Need to spin articles for better SERPS?

I always submit to ezines first, get accepted, then submit to multiple directories using incansoft articlebot. Articlbot doesn't spin the articles for you. But is does accept jetspinner syntax.

I...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd April 2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,968
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: A good article spinner please?

www.jetspinner.com (http://www.jetspinner.com) - free
www.thebestspinner.com (http://www.thebestspinner.com) - paid

Another one that may interest you is www.ezarticlelink.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 47,879
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: All-In-One: All About Article Marketing

Know your target audience, if you're target audience is 18 -25 year old men do you think they'd respond to your article the same as a 65 year old woman. The simple answer is no. Put yourself in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: Newbie Question - Indexing, Bookmarking, Pinging, RSS

If you submit your link to google, bing and yahoo and leave it at that it could take weeks for the bots to get to your site.

By using RSS and social bookmarking websites you are leaveraging the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Darren Hodgson
Re: I Screwed Up Privacy Settings Now Google Won't Index Me

I did exactly the same thing. I tried every type of indexing trick I knew and still nothing. When I finally realised what was happening I was fuming.

I went through all of my indexing stuff again...
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