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Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 14th January 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By dburk
Re: Why Do Competitor Headlines Show In Different Format On Google Ads?

Hi hustlenflow,

Google ads is not forcing you "to break them into 3 headlines" They are prompting you to create multiple headlines which will be rotated based on their algorithm to try to match...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 12th September 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By dburk
Re: Unable to add the lead event to my Facebook Pixel

Hi Tom,

Try entering a fully qualified URL including the protocol, (i.e. https://www.yourwebsite.com) and see if that works.

Personally I like to use Google Tag Manager...
Forum: Copywriting 10th April 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By dburk
Re: What's a good time length for a video sales letter ?

Hi Anthony,

If you are shooting for a specific length of time, you are doing it wrong.

A copywriter that gets paid on a "per word" basis will almost always recommend extra long sales copy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By dburk
Re: Three essential marketing skills this 2020

Hi Enzo,

I think this is a relevant topic for discussion, and as a long time professional marketer I will chime in with some of my own viewpoints.





It seems to me that you are...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th November 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By dburk
Re: What Is The Best Banner Ad Networks...

Hi imiconcepts,

A great network to run banner ads is the Google Ads Display Network (https://ads.google.com/home/campaigns/display-ads/). Be aware that there is a learning curve. You need to learn...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th November 2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By dburk
Re: What would you do on Black Friday?

Hi Enzo,

Black Friday is an opportunity to promote any type of sale, or promotion. I like to call it "event marketing", because it has a specific date, just like any other Holiday marketing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By dburk
Re: Marketing Psychology Question

Hi RikiTTotal,

Perhaps the term you are looking for is "Brand Amplification". In Social Media Marketing brand amplification is often the prime objective. It can cut both ways, negative or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th October 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,637
Posted By dburk
Re: What Should I Call My New Selling Program?

Hi Claude,

I believe shorter names are more memorable, as this is a book/course title, it should make a bold statement.

Here's my suggestion:

Sales Supremacy

Makes a bold statement and...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 17th October 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Compete With a Very High PPC Bidder

Hi mrripley,

As you likely are already aware, just because your competitor is bidding $40 a click he isn't paying his maximum bid, he's only paying one penny more than the second highest bidder....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By dburk
Re: Is the AIDA model applicable to internet marketing?

Hi Enzo,

AIDA, also known as the Purchase Funnel, is as relevant today as it has ever been. It is based on a sequence of steps that a customer must pass through on the way towards a purchase.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By dburk
Re: How are you tracking call performance?

Hi E,

Whenever you cannot track an offline Macro Conversion event try creating an onsite engagement flow to track micro conversions instead.

While not perfect, the best approach to solving this...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th October 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By dburk
Re: How to sell if competitors ruling the market

Hi Cherry Crumble,

Nearly every new eCommerce store faces the exact same dilemma. Some succeed while others fail. The correct marketing question to ask is not "how?", but "why?".

Why did they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 857
Posted By dburk
Re: My sites Bounce rates remain high! Need suggestions!

Or...

It might be a good thing that your bounce rate is high especially if you are meeting all your Marketing goals. High Bounce rate on it's own is not necessarily an indication of a problem.
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 6th October 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By dburk
Re: Facebook ads - How to measure which 'results' have come from which 'interests'?

Hi Louis,

This is not a work around...

Delboy gave you THE correct way to do it.

Facebook does not segment your result data based on Interests, you must do this yourself with by using...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th October 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 857
Posted By dburk
Re: My sites Bounce rates remain high! Need suggestions!

Hi Hemant,

A word of caution, bounce rates are a diagnostic metric that helps your to understand what is going on, it's not a KPI (Key Performance Indicator).

You generally should not have a...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 28th September 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

You nailed it!

I typically respond more like this classic Yankee response:

Gran Torino - Get Off My Lawn _HD - YouTube

This is a very funny scene in the movie because we all know someone...
Forum: Beginners Area 26th September 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By dburk
Re: Youtube channel NO views what to do?

Hi devon99,

It's not unusual for YT videos to have little or no views if you are not actively promoting them. You need to have a following to get traffic and that traffic leads to more traffic if...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd September 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

Hi Lindy,

Thanks for that clarification. :cool:

The forum provides emoticons express for that purpose. Please add a smiley :) or grin :D to let us know when you're joking.

Best regards,
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd September 2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

Whoah...

Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed. :D

This place seems to be attracting hate filled twits that think they know something just because they can trash talk and learned a few...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st September 2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By dburk
Re: SEM vs SMM

Hi Wrario,

What you heard about the value of Google Search clicks being worth more is generally true, but not always. It varies a great deal from one niche to another and from one website to...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st September 2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

Try you might like it! :D



LOL, Zahalli? Never heard of it. Which galaxy is that in?

I'm pretty sure it's Russian, as I think the guy who created that template was a Russian developer, but I...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st September 2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

Hi sameolesong,

Hat tip to you, you are a master sleuth. You win the Internet for the day.

You were close, that website was built probably around October 2000, I think. By the way it took me...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 20th September 2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

Hi Larry,

Sorry if I hurt your feelings, no malice was intended, I just wanted to head off any WF members that my be seduced by the siren call of $0.01 clicks on the search networks.

I see now...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 18th September 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By dburk
Re: How To Get Targeted 1 Cent Clicks (PPC) On Microsoft Advertising (Formerly Bing Ads)

Hi Warriors,

There's a reason that you can purchase clicks off of Bing, and Google Search for only a penny a click. That reason is that it is the smallest denomination of legal tender. The sad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By dburk
Re: Need Help With Backend Setup

Hi AidenWWD,

I suggest you take a look at ActiveCampaign.com It is a full featured Marketing Automation platform with most of the features you are looking for, has an optional integrated CRM, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By dburk
Re: Backlinks Count More Than Word Count in 2019

Hi Guy,

The whole notion of "word count" is SEO was promulgated, in my opinion, by a bunch of rank amateurs.

Yep, you can easily post a bunch of graphs and data that show some sort of...
Forum: Social Media 11th September 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By dburk
Re: Facebook is considering removing likes

I wouldn't fret too much if I were you.

Likes have far less real value than many people assume. Facebook is doing your client a favor.

Your client is likely to discover dramatically improved...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 11th September 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,291
Posted By dburk
Re: I am so sick of Google Adwords

Hi sameolesong,

The Google Ads Help pages provide step-by-step documentation for both the "New" and "Previous" interface. If you are using the "New Google Ads Experience" just select the "New" tab...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th August 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,291
Posted By dburk
Re: I am so sick of Google Adwords

Hi Michael,

Obvioulsy, EPoltrack77 did not read and understand your OP. His questions refer to Search campaigns not Display campaigns that you stated you were running.

I see from this reply...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th August 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,291
Posted By dburk
Re: I am so sick of Google Adwords

Hi Michael,

I wonder why my experience is so different from yours?

I have been generating millions of dollars of revenue using Google Ads (formerly AdWords) every year for many years. That's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By dburk
Re: Where to Advertise a Skin Care, Antiaging, Wellness Company?

Hi im1217,

Youtube Video Ads, Facebook Ads, and Google Ads Display Network would be the most logical starting points to your audience, in my opinion.

HTH,

Don Burk
Forum: Website Design 14th August 2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By dburk
Re: Make multiple location pages for adwords

Hi alexobyrne,

This can easily be done by using URL parameters and a little dynamic code insertion. If you are handy with Javascript or PHP, or other server-side coding you should be able to bake...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 587
Posted By dburk
Re: Where to get music?

Hi MikeTucker,

In addition to the ones previously mentioned you might want to checkout Audio Jungle (https://audiojungle.net/).

If you have the occasional need for other digital assets (stock...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By dburk
Re: Rising Cost of Leads Solutions

Hi JohnVianny,

If you are not measuring you are not marketing!

Tracking isn't all that hard, just learn how to do it and make it a central part of your marketing efforts. If you do not know...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th July 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By dburk
Re: This is a great marketing seeding tool that I really want to know.

Hi Dave,

Are you arguing that if reviews and testimonial becomes so prevalent they will no longer work?

I'm not sure I buy that theory in principle. I have found about 25% of you visitors will...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th July 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By dburk
Re: This is a great marketing seeding tool that I really want to know.

Hi Smith Jack,

The two most popular services for those social proof widgets are Provely.io and Useproof.com.

I do have data that shows the use of those widgets tends to boost conversions.
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 30th June 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By dburk
Re: low budget - low quality leads ?

Hi McCloud94,

It sounds more like a targeting issue than a budget issue. I routinely use $1 a day budgets (per ad set) to gather data and it works just fine with small daily budgets.

FB gives...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By dburk
Re: Average CTR for Blog

This is one of the funniests threads I've read in a while. :D

There's still a small number of real marketers here, like yourself Mike, however the good advice and tips are now drowned in a sea of...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 1st May 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By dburk
Re: Basic PPC question

Hi davie_zone,

My, my, such bad advice on his forum these days. "Pause", "don't pause", "pause and add 10 new keywords", rubbish, all rubbish.

Since nobody has yet given you decent answer i...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,568
Posted By dburk
Re: Is it possible to sell anything?

Duh!

Of course you can sell a simple jar. That's a silly question. Why would they make billions of jars every year if nobody was buying them?

Want proof?

Here you go these guys sell billions...
Forum: Social Media 26th March 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By dburk
Re: Eh..Facebook Limiting Me Now!

Hi Real Harry,

I think you may have it backwards, or at least that is how Facebook sees it.

From FB's perspective your original 7 year old profile is your "real" profile.

The bottom line...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By dburk
Re: How would I resell to my customers in this situation?

Hi Bkelly301,

A couple of ideas that immediately pop to mind are:

1. Change your policy while grandfathering your existing "full access" members. You could make this into a "Last Chance"...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd March 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By dburk
Re: Best email opt-in landing page client?

Hi AskiKaOwnzYou,

This is one strange thread.

There are plenty of people that are genuinely trying to help you, yet regardless of what is suggested you seem to reject it out-of-hand because of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By dburk
Re: Where does the traffic from fiverr's traffic gigs come from?

Hi TheJadeEmperor,



In a word: Advertising


Fiverr gets a lot of traffic from existing customers, and they get a lot of new customers from their massive advertising campaigns.

Have you...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th March 2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By dburk
Re: Best email opt-in landing page client?

Hi AskiKaOwnzYou,

If you want "one of those landing pages that looks amazing",and you want "a free one", then look no further than a basic Wordpress site using the Astra theme...
Forum: Website Design 16th March 2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,967
Posted By dburk
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Hi Toby.

As I stated in an earlier post, this particular virus uses a multi-vector approach. It uses a combination of technologies included hyper-link embeds, html redirects, embedded javascript...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 11th March 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By dburk
Re: How do I link to my landing page on facebook ads?

Hi funnybone,

If you have experience with search ads you, like most search advertisers, may find the FB ads model quite disconcerting. The Truth is Facebook wants you to create content for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 177
Posted By dburk
Re: Anyone else's domain authority just gone nuts?

Hi Aneditor,

"Domain Authority" is a made up metric. Made up by Rand Fiskin, based on a survey question that was sparked by a forum discussion on the Webmaster's Forum years ago. After much...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd March 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By dburk
Re: Good wordpress theme for blog. Either free or low cost

Hi mmm63787,

The most recent free theme to hit top popularity on Wordpress.org is Astra (https://wpastra.com/), and for good reason. Astra with it's free Astra Starter Sites plugin...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 3rd March 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By dburk
Re: Best Options for List Retargeting?

Yes, you can upload to both. Didn't I say that in the first sentence of my reply, you know the one you quoted in your post? :smilies_confused:
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 3rd March 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By dburk
Re: Is this type of ad OK on Facebook?

Hi Kay,

You might be right.

Please note I said "more than 50%" because I wanted to be generous since I did not have the actual statistic to quote. Personally, I feel that 80% might be too low....
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 3rd March 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By dburk
Re: Is this type of ad OK on Facebook?

Hi rizabbasi,

I think it really depends on how you word it. You can definitely talk about solving problems in your ads, you just can't refer to the user directly as if you know they personally...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By dburk
Re: One Click Upsells in Wordpress

Hi imsolutionsgroup,

The reason you are seeing plugins that need Woocommerce is because Wordpress is a CMS built for blogging. It does not contain a native checkout and payment process....
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 27th February 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By dburk
Re: Voice Search and Adwords

Hi Trix8,

Generally speaking, the "position 0" snippets are rarely if ever presented on searches with high commercial intent. As a result, they almost never compete with paid ads for space on the...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 26th February 2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By dburk
Re: Facebook Ads / Pixel - Tracking Affiliate Link Clicks

Hi Gabriel,

Why not use the same app that 95% of all marketers use, Google Analytics?

All it requires is a simple onclick event (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6086196). Very...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By dburk
Re: Meta Keyword tags in 2019?

Hi Rob,

No, actually, it never was a signal. Go and do your homework. Never at anytime was it a ranking signal, to suggest otherwise is patently false.

Don
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