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Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th April 2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Alast
What are some must-see locations around Europe?

I'm travelling Europe in August for over 2 months, and have a rough itinerary but nothing set in stone. I want to hear some of your favourite spots that might grab my attention to check out and maybe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th March 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Alast
Re: Need some help.

Thanks for the responses guys.

I have decided to put my online businesses on hold for now. I'm going to get a job, save my money and travel Europe (hopefully) at the end of the year. Depending on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Alast
Re: What should I do?

Hmm... I'm really not sure what either of us did wrong there. I appreciate your advice and had no intentions on coming across as negative.

I think you've painted some picture of me - presuming I'm...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Alast
Re: What should I do?

I'm still living at home, yes.



I have done this sort of thing through oDesk. I really don't enjoy this type of freelance work. And to be honest, freelancing doesn't interest me at all. It's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Alast
Need some help.

Okay, so I feel a little comfortable posting this as I know (of) most regulars around here.

Please keep things somewhat serious. :eek:

I graduated highschool last year (in December --...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By Alast
Series of Questions

Hi guys,

Once again, I am back with more new questions I would appreciate answered/discussed. Some (most) are article syndication orientated, and others more general.

Please only respond if you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th February 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,849
Posted By Alast
Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

I made the choice that I want to know and comprehend evidence before subjecting my life into a faith which is likely to not be true (that sounds terribly conceited, but given there are hundreds of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th February 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,849
Posted By Alast
Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

Don't get me wrong - I'm not trying to prove or disprove anything. It's impossible to prove or disprove something which there is no evidence for (the bible or "creation" are not evidence). You seem...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th February 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By Alast
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th February 2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By Alast
Re: Let Me Make My Drama And Give Me Your Reality

To be fair - if someone genuinely didn't have any weirdness in them, I would find that a little weird. :smilies_rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th February 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,849
Posted By Alast
Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

Besides this post being ludicrous, I want to address this point in particular, because it seems to be the one point repeated by religious folks over and over.

Instead, I want to counter your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th February 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Alast
Re: Elementary My Dear Watson? - Test Yourself

I guessed them all and got 6/10...

It took about 10 turns before I got 10/10...

:cool:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th February 2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Alast
Re: No Valentine for me :(

http://starecat.com/content/wp-content/uploads/four-years-ago-i-asked-out-the-girl-of-my-dreams-today-i-asked-her-to-marry-me-she-said-no-both-times.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th February 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Alast
Re: ɪntə'næʃənəl fə'nɛtɪk əsoʊsi'eɪʃn - International Phonetic Association

I assumed this was spam by the title, so didn't even click it when I first saw it.. :smilies_rolleyes:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

Nobody here will be interested in my niche. :smilies_confused:

EDIT: Sorry - misunderstood. My traffic generation method is article syndication, and I'd prefer to master it before trying anything...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,071
Posted By Alast
Re: What holds people back online?

Lack of skills and direction.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By Alast
Re: Looking for Help :-(

Not a typo. It's not uncommon for magazines/newspapers to pay such prices. :smilies_rolleyes:

The articles need to be top quality though!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Alast
Re: Learning hint for newbies and those who don't get answers to their questions!

Don't ask "how can I make money online" whilst having a link in your signature saying "Make $100/day guaranteed NOW!"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Alast
Re: At last I'm making money online.

I think threads are both bad, but I disagree when you say you prefer these specific results threads over someone clueless asking for help, even if technically, they should search for similar threads....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Alast
Re: At last I'm making money online.

Seriously? You'd prefer someone sharing "success" in a niche they evidently have no clue about (rich coming from me, I know) opposed to someone genuinely wanting to learn more about internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Alast
Re: How do I remove date from WordPress posts?

Add this to the CSS file (Appearance > Editor > Stylesheet):

.posted-on {display: none;}

This is for Sparkling theme - I assume yours is the same.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By Alast
Re: Looking for Help :-(

I strongly recommend you invest in "Writer's Market 2015" and study the first 50 or so pages. This book is essentially a directory of publications, and some are willing to pay more than $1 per word....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,849
Posted By Alast
Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

I'm sorry for chiming in uninvited - and I have no intentions in sparking any form of argument. But I couldn't disagree more with this. In fact, the first commandment is "You shall have no other gods...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

Thank you!

I suspect I won't begin my website and all that fun stuff for a little while now (only once I'm comfortable with the niche) but I definitely intend to make sure everything works out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

It almost feels exhilarating - a huge sign of relief now I'm coming to terms with where I've gone wrong. And it just makes so much more sense now, than it ever did before. I was subconsciously hoping...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

Thanks for this! I responded to your message with a couple more questions.

I'm actually really excited for this business. I'll take the last 12 months as learning curves, and the $200 or so I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

The niche I'm thinking about entering is something I think I'd like to learn about. It's one of the most interesting areas for me to learn about, given my interests and skills. I think it'd also just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

I just thought I'd update this, for the added pressure, and to push myself.

I'm going to have another crack at it in a new niche. The niche I'm thinking of is one I realise I do in fact have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

I thought I was in great shape, but it turns out I know far less than I actually thought. It's far worse knowing I've wasted 12 months on this (well - I have learned a lot...but will it be useful?). ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

I really don't know what I'm interested in. I recently graduated high school (last year) and am now left in a terrible predicament. It's even worse if this doesn't work for me. :eek: :(

I haven't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

Thanks! This is purely an example of what I write. I am not an enthusiast myself in this niche, nor do I write in it beyond this thread. :eek:

And I made that website up. I'm surprised it's even a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

I spend most of my time sending emails and finding places to syndicate to. :smilies_confused:



I'm writing an article every two~ weeks. I'm also getting small amounts of visitors from places...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Alast
Re: Does adblock stop your opt-in form from showing?

Use the HTML version of the form - it works fine for me. :o
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

In my niche, are the TOPICS I write about fine? Is the content itself fine? Or do I need to take a more "relaxed approach" and, going back to the skydiving example, write things like:

Before...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
Re: I can't get it to work...

I have, numerous times. I'm also in frequent contact with her. :smilies_confused:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alast
I can't get it to work...

Okay, firstly: this may be a long message. So please bare with me. And, just to clarify: "I" is the key word here.

Basically, I'm failing with article syndication, and I'm not sure why.

For a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Alast
Does adblock stop your opt-in form from showing?

I have a dilemma: I have just noticed adblock has suddenly stopped adblock users from viewing my opt-in forms. I have never noticed this before, so maybe it's new...

Is it just me? Has it always...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th January 2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By Alast
Re: Kid loves vacuum cleaners

I had always imagined Claude to look somewhat like his profile picture... :smilies_confused:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th January 2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By Alast
Re: Natural selection in action

What's wrong with it? They're just "kids" having fun.. :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Alast
Re: Don't judge too quickly

I already know this'll be a good video.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th January 2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Alast
Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

A little late?? :smilies_confused:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th January 2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By Alast
A driver's education video for the real world we live in..

Even though it's on the wrong side of the road, it's worth the watch.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10155105393510112
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th January 2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,337
Posted By Alast
Re: 86% bounce rate on new site

Well, I've noticed you have made changes. And now it looks better.

I can't provide you with answers. I don't know anything about the niche/market, and I'm saying this from an affiliate/buyers...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th January 2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,337
Posted By Alast
Re: 86% bounce rate on new site

If you can't see why it looks bad, then nobody can help you.

The images are stretched. The colors aren't enticing. Fix those up, and then worry about the actual content.
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th January 2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,337
Posted By Alast
Re: 86% bounce rate on new site

Seriously, what is this?

https://puu.sh/emzdR/68ad22cd54.jpg

Did you ever think that would be the first thing you'd change?

It's boring, and weak. The grammar is shocking. The background is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Alast
Re: Advice needed before I begin

If you're starting out, avoid Hostgator. Here's a quote from Alexa which should summarize (even if out of context) why it's not good to use:



I will admit: I still use Hostgator. Only because I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Alast
Re: Advice needed before I begin

I'll answer what I can, and let the others chime in on the rest.



Yes, absolutely. It does pose some challenges, however. The opt-in form won't be able to go to the right of the page. Well, for...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th January 2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Alast
Re: University Makes Video Games Official Sport

Sorry -- missed the "too". :smilies_rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th January 2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Alast
Re: University Makes Video Games Official Sport

Surely that can be argued for sports also? :smilies_confused:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th January 2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Alast
Re: Turn sewage sludge into drinkable water and electricity

I found the satirical comments rather amusing. My personal favorite:



:smilies_rolleyes:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Alast
Re: I got some time, what could I do?

I couldn't disagree more with this. Everyone needs some direction in anything they do - some more than others. If I had heard your advice 12 months ago and taken it seriously, I would be working...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Alast
Re: What are You Doing over the Christmas Break?

Indeed. The fire which was posted earlier is now slowing down.

http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/custom/criimson/1085337.html

It's still bad news in other areas in SA. :( :eek:

We're below 20 degrees...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd January 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Alast
Re: What Is The Right Way To Find A Job?

We wouldn't want that, now would we??
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd January 2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Alast
Re: What are You Doing over the Christmas Break?

http://puu.sh/dY1dN/2394daf309.jpg

This is the view from my house of the fire(s). :eek:

We got 40 degree weather with 55km winds, I believe.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By Alast
Re: Survey : Do you use software like Adblocker on WF?

Surely you can appreciate that those using Adblock aren't the people you want viewing your advertisements, right? :eek: They (myself included, admittedly) have no intentions making purchases through...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd January 2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Alast
Re: Weird Al is Brilliant

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes - YouTube

My favorite (tied with many others, of course). :smilies_rolleyes:
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