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Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd June 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Ben West
Re: #1 Internet Marketing Question: So, How are you "Different" From The Others? And Your Answer Is.

I build a marketing plan that shows my clients that I benefit from their long term success. Most digital marketing/SEO companies are quite happy to take their pay check and run.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Ben West
Re: Does Share button leeks seo/PR value from my webpage???

"#1 When Google crawls in to my page does it leave my page immediately through the Share link?"

If Google were to only every crawl the first link on any page, half the web would not be indexed.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Ben West
Re: Internet Marketer Perceptions

I never refer to myself as an internet marketer. Internet Marketing has become more about marketing dreams to wannabe internet marketers than anything else. These days I go by the title "Digital...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By Ben West
Re: Authority Website - Not YET An Authority

I saw a quote earlier today that might apply to you.

"Companies with a higher purpose are more profitable than those that just think about the bottom line."

If you have a passion and want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Ben West
Re: Niche Blog - What's your idea and any success story?

About a year and 5 months ago now, I started a little side project. It was a small blog, news and review site about a certain part of technology, and I made it specifically for UK readers.

When I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Ben West
Re: Made $100 From Affiliates! What to Do?

As everyone else says, the key is figuring out how you did it, and then working on that.

Without knowing what you did it's hard to give any good advice, but basically analyse the crap out of it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th June 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Ben West
Re: Grieving - Death of a Family Member

I dealt with it by indulging in 7 years of depression and anxiety. But I was young, and no one pointed me in the direction of grief counselling.

On that note, if there is anyone in here (even you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th June 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Ben West
Re: How are we different at 20?

I think the biggest difference for me crossing that 20 year old threshold was realising that my dreams won't come true just by wishing for them harder.

That might sound obvious, but I can't quite...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Ben West
Re: Which (free) tool is best to see where I should post my articles?

In the case go to the page I linked for guest blogging, and go to the Google Search Strings section. Use this to find sites in your niche that allow guest blogging, then add them all to a big list...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By Ben West
Re: Any risk doing blog commenting

Stalking your successful competitors backlinks and copying them is a great strategy.

On the topic of blog commenting gigs on fiverr... not worth it. Even the best ones you might not get punished...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Ben West
Re: SEO or Branding with domain

I'll cut straight to the point to save you time.

Using EMD (Exact Match Domain) gives little to no benefit in terms of SEO, but will potentially reduce trust from your visitors and limits any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By Ben West
Re: Is Paypal cracking down on Internet Marketers?

Cracking down on internet marketers? Why would they do that? IM'ers are just another source of income for them. More money in their pocket.

Nothing has changed. PayPal has always been about the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By Ben West
Re: I had my first paying customer! YES!

Well sounds like you already have more than half a clue, I have a feeling you will do fine.

Just remember to keep the ball rolling. Use each success to your advantage. Get some happy clients, ask...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ben West
Re: When does SEO take effect?

That's the problem with hiring people for SEO. It's very difficult to tell if they are the real deal.

First of all, don't hire anyone without testimonials. Find a company who is not scared about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By Ben West
Re: I had my first paying customer! YES!

Congratulations Jack!

So, what are you going to do with that newly earned money? If you don't need it for anything, I would advise putting it straight back into your business and advertising. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Ben West
Re: 5 Actionable Tips to Increase Trust for Your Website

Some actual good tips here, thanks Verena.

Although I will add something, although it is obvious (yet people round these places still seem to not understand), the best way to increase trust on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ben West
Re: Where to find the best article writers that do really good work

Have you tried the warriors for hire section?

I personally haven't purchased any content through there (I do it all myself), but at just a single glance I can see a few who look to have nothing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th June 2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ben West
Re: The Warren Buffet Mindset

I don't completely agree. I would love to spend all day learning, but learning is specifically not earning. It is learning. They are not the same.

Now, doing... that is where the money comes from....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ben West
Re: May SEO Strategy is best or Not ??

That strategy looks great! It's certainly what everyone else is doing! It seems absolutely perfect to get you right into the middle of the pack, where everyone else is. Definitely the road to follow...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Ben West
Re: Which is better: research or experience based?

Why not both?

Also you write - "It would take me less time and I could write 2- such articles a day". This is the wrong attitude for success.

Don't think in number of quantity, think in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By Ben West
Re: Consistency vs. Hard work

I think it comes down to motivation versus determination. Motivation will only get you so far, so don't look too hard for it. Focus on determination. Doing the things you need to, even when you don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Ben West
Re: Research & SEO

Just research the top competitors.

Study their site and the content on it, not only gaining an understanding of what content ranks best but also giving yourself a lesson to help you better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,174
Posted By Ben West
Re: Who can you trust? Internet Marketers claiming to make big money with no proof.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If someone is stating you can earn $xxxx.xx with their guide, then they are selling a dream, not a guide. Don't buy into dreams.

Anyone still...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ben West
Re: I'm Terrible at Linkbuilding! Please Help!

If buying links for $5 was the key to success with SEO, this sub-forum would not need to exist.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ben West
Re: Don't Follow Your Passion...Carry It With You...

But what drives someone to become that person? Passion. You wouldn't decide to "work like a robot" without a passion for being successful.

There are two ways to success. Hard work or luck, and the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ben West
Re: In SEO Content Is King? Is This True or False?

Of course content is king. But of course it is useless on it's own. If you had a shop which had the best products and the lowest prices, but that shop was in the middle of the sahara desert, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ben West
Re: Blog Ressurection

I currently have a review type blog as a side project of mine in a very specific niche. Best advice I can give you is be genuine and supply helpful content. Don't just rush out 10 reviews a week....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By Ben West
How many of you hire writers to write your content?

For all my online career I have done the content creation myself. Most of the time I work in niches where I myself have a lot of knowledge, and I imagine out sourcing the writing would lower the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,261
Posted By Ben West
Re: Methods for 50-100$/day

So you want "quick buck" methods that make you lots of money quickly with no real time or money investment needed? Then you should head on over to the WSO section. There are a lot of products in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,795
Posted By Ben West
Re: OnlineBusiness.com - What would you do with it?

People keep saying it's a gold mine, but that only applies if you have the skills and time to develop it. You sound competent enough, but this isn't 2006. You would have to put in full time effort to...
Forum: Growth Hacking 26th February 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,171
Posted By Ben West
Re: My First Blogging Income - $125

That is a great start. Your bounce rate shows you are doing something very, very right with your content. Keep up the trend and you can turn it into a full time income!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Ben West
Re: What are the elements of an effective viral content?

Without a massive budget, it is very, very difficult to force something to go viral.

it is just one of those hit and miss things. You can never know for sure if what you are doing will actually go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,506
Posted By Ben West
Re: Best way for a beginner to start making money online - Your suggestions?

This is actually brilliant advice. I actually started studying SEO when I was 17. A year after that I started working writing gigs on fiverr. It's not great money, in fact it was terrible. But it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,506
Posted By Ben West
Re: Best way for a beginner to start making money online - Your suggestions?

Thanks for some good advice there Tom! Although I have been earning a full time living from IM for the last 7 years :P But your advice is still sound!

I just like the idea of giving the beginners...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,506
Posted By Ben West
Best way for a beginner to start making money online - Your suggestions?

So it seems like the most asked question on this forum. Beginners trying to figure out in which direction they should take there first step, a way where they can earn their first small bit of money...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By Ben West
Re: how many backlinks can i build every day (white hat seo)

Pretty much this. If these are actual, genuine white-hat links (Although from the way you have phrased your question, I doubt they are, but lets ignore that for now) then there is no limit to how...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st February 2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ben West
Re: Is this a solid product, or another SEO gimick?

This "software" gains traffic through Google and SEO. Yet that webpage is no where to be found in the serps. You can figure out the rest from there
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,183
Posted By Ben West
Re: Making My First Million Online- My Story

Seems like the moral of this story is work hard and don't get lazy at the first sign of success. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By Ben West
Re: Body Building Forum Good Idea?

No matter what niche you try and break into, there is always going to be someone bigger and better than you that you cannot compete with, unless you have a couple of $100k to help get you going....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,148
Posted By Ben West
Re: If you had to start IM from scratch again with no money how would you do it?

I would pick something I was passionate about and stick with it. Make a blog, a website, a community. Build a name, then a business, all out of one of my favourite hobbies. It is what most IM end up...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Ben West
Re: Penalized By Google

Jeff above pretty much summed it up, but if the site has been empty and idle for a significant time it may not be indexed but also not penalized. Not a huge lot you can do if this is the case, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th February 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Ben West
Re: Any Amazon Niche Site SEO Courses

I run an Amazon affiliate site as a side project. It makes money, not a tonne, but enough to be called a successful project. Here are a few tips, but they aren't different to any other kind of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,283
Posted By Ben West
Re: Do you really make money online !?

I do, and my advice is to follow down a path that feels right to you. Look at your hobbies, your skills and your interests. If you can find anyway to use any of these to bring a valuable service to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By Ben West
Re: Can my website rank on page 1?

I assume since your name is "saxguru" you are actually quite knowledgeable about the saxophone? If so head on over to Google and type "Saxophone Blog" and go through the results picking out a list of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st January 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Ben West
Re: Link building strategy?

Well the first stage of any link building strategy should be to find out who your competition is and see where they are getting their links from.

Just type in your keywords into Google, get a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Ben West
Re: Local Search & High PR Network

It obviously helps if the sites were previous of the same area or keywords, but it is not completely necessary. As long as the new content you put on the site is relative to your keywords it will...
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