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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Buying "organic" search traffic - yes or no?

There is evidence that click-through rates effect search engine rankings. Google measures when people visit results and do/do not return to the SERPs. The metric is called "time to long click": Why...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By BenJackson
Re: IOS App required Budget

Hey Morg,

I would recommend browsing Upwork or Freelancer for iOS developers. You should be able to find some capable people to give you a quote there.

That said, I would recommend considering...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By BenJackson
Re: google ranking switch from http to https

You need to set a canonical tag (https://moz.com/learn/seo/canonicalization) for the http versions and redirect them to the https versions.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Good internet traffic

If you want high quality traffic, go to where your audience already hangs out. Is there a blog they visit a lot? Write a guest post there. Is there a forum they frequent? Start posting. Is there a...
Forum: Website Design 31st October 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Need some feed-back on my site

It's a pretty good looking site. I like the logo and the obvious focus on sneakers. However, there are a few things I would change.

First, I'm not sure what the purpose of the site is. What am I...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 31st October 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By BenJackson
Re: After good shared hsoting solution

WP Engine is fast and secure. It's expensive, but worth it if you can afford it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How to Make Money with ClickBank Without a Website ?

Anyone can make their own website, you should go for it! I'm saying this as a former newbie - I know it's tough, but the tools are only getting better and easier to use.

Making money online...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Editing my Wordpress header

Yes, you don't need that.

Have you created a meta description for your homepage? It's basically description a that is shown to the search engines like you're looking for.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By BenJackson
Re: I'm replacing my old HTML site with Wordpress. Should I redirect old pages to preserve Google PR

Delete the old stuff, there's no need for it. Definitely redirect the old pages otherwise you'll lose your link juice and visitors going to those pages will hit 404 errors.

WordPress actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Any keyword research tools that can do this?

I built a tool that can probably help you here: keyword multiplier (http://www.backlinksentry.com/keyword-multiplier)

Put your keywords into the first textarea. Then, paste your list of cities...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How much does using SSL (https://) improve your Google Ranking?

I switched a site to SSL everywhere about 2 months ago. There has been no noticeable impact on search traffic.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,479
Posted By BenJackson
Re: From an SEO standpoint do Ezinearticles still work?

Seamy, imo ezinearticles is a waste of time for both backlinks and traffic. I gave it a fair shot, these are my stats from about the last 1-2 years.

Live Articles 16
Article Views 946
Article...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 12th April 2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By BenJackson
[beta testers wanted] Web-app for WP Theme & Plugin Sellers

Hey Warriors,

I'm building a customer support solution made specifically for people selling Wordpress themes & plugins.

My goal is to help you verify and respond to customers in less time, so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Guest Blogging Websites

bloggerlinkup.com is another good one. You can find tons on your own with some simple search strings in Google too. For instance,

"niche keyword" inurl:category/guest
"niche keyword"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,095
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Best Press Release Submitter

I just released my own press release submitter (http://www.seodiscovery.org/free-press-release-submission-software) <- free to download.

It signs up for and submits to 41 free press release sites....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,023
Posted By BenJackson
Re: List of free press release sites in order of page rank

I just recently compiled a fresh list of 70 working free press release sites (http://www.seodiscovery.org/free-press-release-sites-list) you can also use for your link building and PR distribution.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By BenJackson
Re: question about duplicat content

Please, Please, Please STOP referring to "duplicate content" as the same content on different sites.

"Duplicate content" is a very specific SEO term that refers the to same content occurring...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Guest Post marketplace site

The only other site like MBG (which is great) that I've found to work well is Blogger Linkup (http://www.bloggerlinkup.com).

MBG is growing like crazy and is definitely more popular, but I get a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Google Is Only Indexing 2 Of My Pages??

Hey Craig,

You don't need to submit anything to Google. In fact, it's probably better to let Google find your content on it's own. Social bookmarks are a good idea, but also try getting some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,575
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How do I judge competition in the SERPs?

I don't want to be too self-promotional here, but I recently did a guest post on this exact subject you can check out here: Can I Rank? An SEO Keyword Research Guide...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Web 2.0 Links Wheels VS. High PR Profile Link Wheels

Hey Ryan,

I wouldn't recommend profile links or link wheels anymore. That being said, I won't just rain on your parade here :)

(Warning: Puts on White Hat ;))

How about instead you create a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st August 2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By BenJackson
Re: If my site is in do follow means i lose my site page rank ?

Let me answer your questions and expand upon a few ideas...


Your website is not nofollow or dofollow, rather "nofollow" is a link element. Any specific link on your site can be dofollow or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th August 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,988
Posted By BenJackson
Re: AdSense Arbitrage - Will This Get Me Banned from Google?

Understood, I wouldn't advise doing this either lol
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th August 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,988
Posted By BenJackson
Re: AdSense Arbitrage - Will This Get Me Banned from Google?

On the contrary, Google cannot ban YOU. They ban your account.

You have to decide if you want to build a house of cards, if you're prepared to keep rebuilding, or if you would rather just do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th August 2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By BenJackson
Re: I GIVE UP ...?

I made my first 3 websites making the broad VS exact match mistake! There's tons of advice that could be given right now, but if I am to keep it brief and constructive...

-read everyday
-study...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What would you do in this situation ?

You can certainly target both keywords with the same page. You'll have to find the balance between the monthly search traffic and competition level to choose which one to target initially. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Does anyone use guest posting for back links?

Yes :)



First, visit Guest blogging: Looking for guest bloggers or guest post? Join MyBlogGuest! (http://www.myblogguest.com) and www.bloggerlinkup.com (http://www.bloggerlinkup.com) and start...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th July 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,421
Posted By BenJackson
Re: should i ping my backlinks?

I don't understand the trepidation when pinging. Take some time to seriously watch the effects of pinging - it's not a very effective means to get your backlinks indexed, especially if you have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By BenJackson
Lightbulb A link is a link, A link is like a vote...Not really

[Warning: this is a rant]

I've grown tired of over-simplifications and nonsense sayings like the ones in the title. The mentality that "a link is a link" is a very poor one. The point in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,808
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Whats the Quickest Way to Get Your Backlinks Indexed?

When I kept up with it I would get between 50-70% indexation (based on a few 100 link samples). However, I stopped pinging, meta indexing, etc. the sites and the indexing rates dropped to very low...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,808
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Whats the Quickest Way to Get Your Backlinks Indexed?

Pinging helps but it isn't a complete indexing strategy. It also depends on how many links you need indexed/day - a few, dozens, hundreds? Here are some indexing strategies:

1) Backink Energizer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,249
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Best article submission directories

This is too vague, the best for what? The best article directory for getting your content syndicated is probably Ezine, and that's the primary goal of article marketing. The best directory for...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th June 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,065
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Would You Go to College Again?

As someone who is currently working on a degree and running an online business, I have to say that it can be very hard to see the value in the degree. So far, I have taught myself everything I know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,021
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What Would You Do If You Had To Start Over From Scratch?

I'd dedicate myself to one niche on a topic I am interested in and passionate about and build an authority site, posting fresh, original content every day or a few times a week.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Automatic Press Release Submission Service?

Are you looking for places where you can submit your press release for free? If so, here is a list of sites you can use:

1. BigNews.biz distributes news and press release...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By BenJackson
Post The SEO Research Vault: A History of Google and it's Updates

Hey everyone,

What I've compiled here is a list of links that cover Google's entire history of updates and the most influential white papers to play a role in shaping Google's modern algorithm, as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Making Money Writing Online

If writing is a passion of yours, you will have no problem earning online - most people will envy your knack for writing :)

I'd say stick to the type of writing you enjoy most. If you like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Article Marketing Robot Problems

have you just set it up? Sometimes when you create a new author account you need to restart the program to get it to sign up properly. Even then on occasion you have to wait a bit (not sure why). ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How to add sitemap to my site?

Since everyone already answered your first two questions, I'll just focus on the third :)

Sitemaps DO still work. Search engines still crawl sites of course, and sitemaps make them easier to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,850
Posted By BenJackson
Re: 150 "auto-approve" article directories - a list

Nice share, here's another 699 auto-approve directories acquired through the same means :)

(sorted by PR)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What am I doing wrong here?

Thank you! People get so worried about penalties when they hardly even occur.

Content is shared on the internet and it is called syndication not duplication.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How effective is Backlink Energizer?

In my experience...

After energizing over 20,000 links on SHWP sites, indexing rates per 100 link samples ranged from 17-80%. Why? It's not really a set-and-forget system. You need to backlink...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What am I doing wrong here?

No problem :)

This actually does not qualify as duplicate content. DC is only supposed to refer to the same content on the same website more than once. It's so you can't make a website with 100...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What am I doing wrong here?

To elaborate on what Ernie said, you really want to milk your content for all that it's worth.

Get it out to a bunch of the top directories where it will get syndicated from:


Ezine
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Please Help With Site Structure

There's no reason why howtoloseweight.com/the-best-diet-foods couldn't rank well. Do you only see homepages in the SERPs? I wouldn't suggest doing it as a category page - there's not any content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Guest Blogging Opportunities

Thanks for the share, bloggerlinkup is good too. Here's the only other one I have tried (with good success): Guest blogging: Looking for guest bloggers or guest post? Join MyBlogGuest!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By BenJackson
Re: What's YOUR strategy for reaching No.1?

For me it's all about content creation and distribution/syndication. I create a great piece of content and then get as many people as I can to see it and get as many backlinks as I can from it. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,056
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Super-Comprehensive List of Backlinking Strategies/Methods/Sources! Have any to Add?

LOL some people just go hard.

For the CSS Galleries, all you do is submit your site and it gets reviewed for approval. Basically, they are creating a large directory of different site designs. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By BenJackson
This is Changing My Life

I can't believe I just found out about this:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/imacros-for-firefox/

It's a macro tool: it allows you to make recordings of your mouse-clicks and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Press release sites

I just shared a list of High PR, free press release sites on this thread here:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,056
Posted By BenJackson
Arrow Super-Comprehensive List of Backlinking Strategies/Methods/Sources! Have any to Add?

I'm always looking for new places and ways to build links to get an edge on the competition. I thought I would compile a list of all the different backlinking methods I am aware of and share it here...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th March 2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,033
Posted By BenJackson
Re: How to check if links are indexed

Yahoo site explorer, or any backlink checker for that matter will NEVER show all of your backlinks. Just put the page the backlink is on in "quotes" in Google and see if the page shows up.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th March 2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Does a keyword phrase break into words?

yes, Google will recognize the words as well as phrases. If you rank your site for "very large banana tree", this will also affect how your site/page ranks for "large banana tree".

The longer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Best to have static front page for product blog?

Yep, a static page is definitely the way to go for SEO purposes. Your rank is going to fluctuate constantly if the content on your homepage keeps changing - it becomes a big head ache. I use a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th March 2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By BenJackson
Re: OUTlinking for SEO

Linking out to authoritative pages and sites definitely helps. There has been a lot of talk about Huffington Post somewhat recently and their SEO tactics. Everyone focuses on how they use their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd March 2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By BenJackson
Re: Image SEO

I wouldn't abuse the alt text - try to include your keyword AND describe the pic. You can put your keyword in the title of your image and more importantly (imho) in the file name. Do an image...
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