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Forum: Social Media 2nd December 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Here are the top videos and creators on YouTube this year

I expected to see gaming here, but 5/10?!

My issue with the gaming niche is that most games quickly go out of style. Evergreen content probably doesn't exist there. However, if you are creating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Need Advice About Hijacked Content

It almost looks like they are getting the content from an automated translation system of some kind. It's nearly word for word, but several words are changed and sound improper (certified -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Dave Earley
Need Advice About Hijacked Content

Hi guys, I just found out my content is being hijacked and used on an E-commerce site in India.

I was checking to see if my most recent post was indexed. When I didn't see it I checked the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: What's the best comment system for WordPress?

Agreed. I don't have a testing site, nor do I know how to trouble shoot the issue without simply commenting myself while logged in and out. I am able to do both, so there must be some other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: What's the best comment system for WordPress?

I use wpDiscuz. I like the options and the floating comment bubble. However, since the update over one month ago, I haven't seen a single comment even though I'm receiving more traffic.

It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,939
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Making money from articles in 2020?

Irrelevant? Damnit! ...and I just started getting my articles to page 1 and 2. The problem is, most people don't like reading anymore. They enjoy scrolling through photos and videos on social...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th June 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 975
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: What is the acceptable percentage of plagiarism in Blogging?

I remember hearing something like that several years back, but never saw it in action. I also remember people recommending the use of PLR articles. Change the first and last paragraph and google...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th June 2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 975
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: What is the acceptable percentage of plagiarism in Blogging?

You're probably right. I should have used "popular", or "well known" marketers instead.

It's just surprising to hear that from people, especially when they seem like they know what they are...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th June 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 975
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: What is the acceptable percentage of plagiarism in Blogging?

There a many successful people online who seem to recommend finding a topic/blog/article which is already successful and re-writing such things to make them your own. In the least, this is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 288
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: What's the new normal like in your region?

Restaurants and bars are open, or opening. Employees wear masks everywhere, but general population is not necessarily required to do so. Spaces are limited to 25% - 50%. State parks are also...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

The way I read an explanation - physical refers to specific categories which organize the theme, and can be found using menus. Virtual uses a category landing page which is supported by links from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st June 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

Physically, yes. Virtually, no. I did spend a good deal of time separating my marbles, but also threw a few dice into the jar. I did not adjust any current url structures because doing so will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st June 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

Jeffery, how do I know what the bot does, or does not like about my webpage??

I was going to add, I thought user intent was a major factor these days. However, when I add maps, directions, menus,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

It took about four weeks, but google has finally updated the answer box and placed my article in the spotlight for variations of the mountain question. It seems some time may be required for google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: 1 domain with 800 backlinks to my page

The website does not always tell you why and may result in more questions. For example, I am receiving over 4,000 backlinks from one domain according to search console. If I follow the links I am...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th May 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

Yes, I definitely would, but they are mixing posts about a large city with a mountain which takes that cities name, yet is over 500 miles away. Moreover, it's not as if people are simply typing in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

While your hat may have no proof to support its weight, I cannot deny it may exist.

Of course, I don't use ads so according to your hat my posts may never show up on the first page. I think it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th May 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 183
Posted By Dave Earley
How does google decide what appears in the answer box?

I don’t know what it’s like for you guys, but google does not always provide an accurate answer in the box on page one during my searches. Furthermore, I’ve attempted to provide accurate answers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starbucks reopens some stores in US

Indeed. It's much cheaper to make coffee at home. I've been simply using grounds and a press. I prefer to taste the coffee, rather than sugar, milk and whatever else goes in those drinks.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starbucks reopens some stores in US

30 stores? Don't they have like 3 million stores? Every Starbucks near me has been open this entire year serving through the drive through windows. Essential business and everything.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th April 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Google will warn users when its search results are substandard

I'd MUCH rather see google place far less value on a websites authority, traffic and backlinks, and give me information pertaining to my searches. If I search for something in my very large city, I...
Forum: Learn Forum 20th April 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Dave Earley
RE: [Infographic] How different generations use social media

Wow, 75%! I am SOOO not a millennial even though I technically make that age range. Actually, I don't fall in line with any of those groups when it comes to social media. I feel like an alien. ...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th April 2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Give Me Just 10 Minutes A Day And I'll Double Your Productivity In A Week

Thanks for the insight, but you have way too much space between your sentences. I will give the 10 minute strategy a shot...
Forum: The Warrior Path 7th April 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

Uh, yes. I understand most people want to funnel people through their own site especially if there is a landing page, or something like that. In my case, would that mean landing on a park page, and...
Forum: The Warrior Path 5th April 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

But it's not though! I consistently get results where it seems to have just threw my words together and pulled up results with those words which don't always answer what I'm looking for. Now, maybe...
Forum: The Warrior Path 4th April 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

That's great because I am terrible at promoting myself (it is known) and probably take the harder routes most often.



I disagree! It's exactly the type of thread I need. For instance, I...
Forum: The Warrior Path 31st March 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

That's not exactly a "profit-making website" if you take into account what was paid for domain and hosting, as well as the time or money that goes into "promotion". No one goes through that much...
Forum: Social Media 30th March 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Major platforms reduce streaming quality as mass quarantine goes on

Incorrect. Almost everyone is not at home. I live in a major city next to a few other major cities, and while our downtowns may appear evacuated, everyone is in the suburbs doing whatever they...
Forum: The Warrior Path 24th March 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: I think it might be a good idea for another set of eyes BECAUSE...

I am CONVINCED that not only the data is flawed, but Google is penalizing pages which use some types of SEO advice.

Yes, my topics are incredibly refined. Many should show up on, or near page...
Forum: The Warrior Path 16th March 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

Does most of your marketing revolve around eBay? I used it a ton (mostly as a buyer) about a decade ago, but more recently have only used eBay to get something I couldn't find anywhere else. It...
Forum: The Warrior Path 15th March 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

Absolutely. You do what you gotta do, man.



It's really hard for me to do that, OR sit and do something lol. I do NOT need tighter hamstrings and abs. I prefer movement.

I had to take...
Forum: The Warrior Path 5th March 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

I was wondering, but I hope you get well soon, man!

It's warm where I live now, but I am originally from Chicagoland, so I can empathize with cold and windy weather.

Let us know when your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 615
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: How do you repurpose old content on your blog?

Personally, I chose a niche I already used and enjoy doing on a daily basis. Such a niche provides seemingly endless supplies of content. It's just a matter of writing, taking photos (or videos),...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 822
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Buying through an affiliate link to get a discount

You might also consider another option which would be contacting the seller to discuss your desires, or concerns. I've noticed some sellers provide an affiliate discount which is far greater than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 822
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Buying through an affiliate link to get a discount

I don't see how it's a big deal, but I'm not a company providing products. I have noticed that some networks advise against it. It's probably just personal preference of those making the rules. ...
Forum: The Warrior Path 29th February 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: I think it might be a good idea for another set of eyes BECAUSE...

Gotcha. Yeah, poor choice of words on my part. I learned many things about affiliate marketing and blogging over ten years ago when I first arrived at WF. I was slightly successful with Adsense on...
Forum: The Warrior Path 27th February 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

People are still posting garbage on forums in this day and age? You got banned after a single post?? Girl, bye.
Forum: The Warrior Path 27th February 2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: I think it might be a good idea for another set of eyes BECAUSE...

Focus on that which takes minimal work - good point.



The site you are working on now may be a good example of this (I could probably test it with mine which is less than a year, but not...
Forum: The Warrior Path 26th February 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: I think it might be a good idea for another set of eyes BECAUSE...

How is that possible when you can share a post and gain direct traffic immediately, while the SE can take months to move the same post up in the rankings?



10 years ago each person and their...
Forum: Social Media 26th February 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Social media is basically telling us what to eat

Food is a great niche because we all need it everyday. Personally, I've never went out to get something because I saw it on social media, or I'm in denial. 69% taking photos seems like a bit of a...
Forum: The Warrior Path 24th February 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

I'm sorry, I missed the product. What is being converted? A premium theme? Wait, doesn't the premium theme have all the bells and whistles? How are you marketing the premium from the free...
Forum: The Warrior Path 20th February 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

First of all, thank you very much. I expected to receive criticism from Reddit, but surprisingly only got a few praising comments. Yes, the home page is not structured. Originally it was the basic...
Forum: The Warrior Path 20th February 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

Thank you, Jeffrey. My stats are terrible, but I believe it’s a result of direct social media traffic. I feel like people using social media simply scroll through, read a sentence, look at a pic,...
Forum: The Warrior Path 20th February 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

Absolutely! I've been wanting feedback outside of the family for months. I should have just came here and asked for some a long time ago (not sure if there's a thread for that).

So, I moved to...
Forum: The Warrior Path 19th February 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

That's good to know for two reasons - I had no idea what you do for a living, and I could use some coaching.



I'm confused. Is this directed at me, or everyone reading this thread as...
Forum: The Warrior Path 19th February 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Starting IM From Nothing

This sounds like a great idea. Mostly because I nearly did the same thing last year - started a Wordpress blog and wrote 100 articles about something I really enjoy (with my own personal photos)...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,137
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Does cold calling still work?

Wow, that's pretty cool. I like it. I can actually see myself building a client relationship with that material. I'm going to sit down this week and write something to that effect. Thanks for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th February 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

LOL, tell us how you really feel. I'm just saying, he has a high ranking page that clearly explains how to disavow links within the search console. His site is clearly designed to build a massive...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,137
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Does cold calling still work?

Well, I'm not currently offering my services now, so I wouldn't say that the idea is TOO many steps backwards. It's somewhat similar to the way taxes work - those who have more and are able, pay...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

No, I am unable to do step number 2! It says select your website. There is no website there no matter how many times I go back to the page. If I click "add" button it shows my website, but it is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

I've been trying to use this page, but it does not show my site, or any site for that matter, in the drop down box, and so I am unable to disavow anything. I exported the list and ran through it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

I found a pretty decent process review by Neil Patel, who claims SEMrush is a tool which can audit the links. Of course, the program or company charges a monthly fee. Meanwhile, I'll try using the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

None yet. However, I recently noticed two additional strange domains which are now providing more than 20 backlinks, one of which ends in .xyz - which obviously goes nowhere. Working on disavow...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

How do you know which ones are harmful? Do they need to be followed directly, or is there a tool which will inform me?
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,137
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Does cold calling still work?

Yes, pattern development - a very good point. This is essential in probably all aspects of life. We use this most of the time without even knowing it. This can lead to someone being - more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Where do strange backlinks come from?

Thank you. I kinda figured as much. Dropping misinformation should be a crime. That's the problem with asking a lot of questions I guess - you then have to decide whether or not what you heard was...
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