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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Wordpress theme help

They are using a theme named "cutediyprojects" so I'm guessing it's a custom theme they had built for that site.
Forum: Website Design 1st February 2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Does anyone know the Wordpress theme of Eben Pagan's DYD site?

If you look at the source code for the page, it says it's using a theme called "double". A quick Google search didn't turn up anything.

So it does look like WordPress but I'm guessing he had a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,430
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Is Hostgator Going Out of Business ?

If you use shared hosting and the server itself gets hacked, then it's trivial for the hacker to compromise all of the sites on the server. Happened to me once at a very good hosting company (much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: smh Getting a lot of "Christmas Gifts" that I have to pay for...

Win because you used a lie to get somebody to open your emails? Not when I click that "unsubscribe" link...

There are much better ways to get people to open your emails than to resort to lying in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,889
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Buyer asking for a refund after sharing my product on black hat forums. What would you do?

I'm of the opinion that most products shared on BH sites are downloaded by professional downloaders who abhor an empty hard drive...

Since it's JVZoo, don't forget to ban the customer.

But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,642
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Hostgator Redirects Do Not Work - Redirects Just Disappear From Account

If you have a lot of redirects, why not get a script to create and manage them?

I use Easy Redirect Script and would not want to live without it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: How to tell if your Clickbank hoplink is working correctly?

Go to Rex Swain's HTTP Viewer (http://RexSwain.com/httpview.html) and enter your link into the box. Ensure the "Auto Follow Location" box is checked, then click "Submit".

The script will step...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,719
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Changing Powered by Wordpress at bottom

If the theme gets updated, the attribution link may return, so hang on to this info -- just in case.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Stolen sales

Is there some reason why you can't just get a reseller account and charge monthly for the hosting? WHM is very easy to learn, and that way, you'd have that part of the system totally under your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,581
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: WordPress is not secure, don't use it!

What are your risks?

Wordpress itself? Actually, it's fairly good. It's open source and you have an army of very talented people looking for ways to both make it better and make it more secure.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Cloak Affiliate Links... (best way?)

I'm a little hesitant to put my shortened links on others' sites for a couple of reasons:

* You have no guarantee that the site will be there tomorrow.
* Destinations change due to new affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: How Do I Make My Wordpress Login Secure On A WIFI Connection!

I second dengkane's suggestion. Just use a VPN service. The added benefit is that all traffic -- not just your WP blog traffic -- will go through the encrypted tunnel.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Need some help from US Warriors only

Google Voice would probably work, too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: People who want TOO much support

While you should definitely consider questions and look at your product to ensure that it delivers on its promises, technical support should be limited to help with downloads, opening the document,...
Forum: Programming 17th October 2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Key Programming Languages to Learn

I'd learn "outsourcing". While it's good to have a basic knowledge of those things so you can fix stuff quickly, you can probably be more profitable by focusing on other things.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: What will you do if you get FREE $100 to spend?

$100 isn't enough to get me excited. I'd probably use it to buy my kids some nice Lego sets.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Is there any affordable coaching or mentoring for under $100?

What do you want to do?

Who can teach you to do it?

Will they do it for $100? HTH, Tom
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Website Security Question

There is no magical solution to security. Security is all about identifying risks, then taking steps to minimize them (i.e. mitigate). You will always have some residual risk that you have to accept....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 897
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: is this illegal? Just curious

If you were selling the plugin, would you want others doing this to you?

Could you afford support, etc. if a few hundred of your customers did this to you?

Didn't think so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,598
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: SERIOUS! Clickbank Income Stopped Completely!!

I'd also check the logs on your web server. When somebody clicks on the order link, ensure that you are getting a "200" HTTP status code for the click-throughs.

Ugh. Anti-virus software. I'm a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Forex Products... Plimus, ClickBank. Any Alternatives ?

I just purchased a course; had to send the guy a check. He'll also take Western Union, but their fees are too high (plus, in my opinion, taking payments that way kind of lumps you in with a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,114
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Corey Rudl is Rolling Over

Just checked; I have the 2004 version. Bought it after I bought "Car Secrets Revealed" -- back when I was selling cars!

Bought the other course for a job change... Thankfully I got a call from a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Can I deny service to businesses I don't like at my website?

I'd definitely talk to a lawyer and ensure that your website terms are in order (something along the lines of "we reserve the right to refuse to do business with any entity for any reason -- or for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: How to protect a Download page?

There's another active thread (at http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/261627-protected-download-area-selling-digital-products.html) -- might be some good ideas there....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,961
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Stop Dumping on WSO Threads... (please)

Just thinking out loud...

1. Would it be possible to give WSO thread creators the right to delete posts on their thread?

2. I *EXPECT* an upsell when I buy a good, inexpensive WSO. The creator...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,129
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Here's how to Get Rich ...

Always good to hear from you, Mr. Straw, especially when it's something like this.

Best regards,
Tom
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: PLR Rights Question

Make it easy. If I get PLR and use it, I don't want to have to keep track of what I can do to the stuff.

And from a seller perspective, who has time to keep track of rights abuses anyway (outside...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: SEO Pressor WARNING!!! and help please

I can certainly appreciate that statement. If your risk tolerance is such that you do not trust an automated backup solution, then you will need to carve out the time to do regular backups.
...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: SEO Pressor WARNING!!! and help please

Get wp-db-backup. Set it up to send the backups daily (at least) to a Gmail account. Set up a Gmail filter to send it to the trash, where it will sit for 30 days until Google permanently deletes it....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Decline in spam: Where are they going?

Fascinating read, Paul. Thanks.

Based on my professional experience, don't ignore the threat posed by spear phishing emails. They are not going to go away any time soon because they are very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Is it legal to use Fivver Testimonials for E-Product Sales Pages?

Here's the link to the FTC document concerning testimonials:

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005revisedendorsementguides.pdf

While this may not directly apply if you are not a US citizen...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,603
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: WSO Affiliate program-Damn Spammers

I'm gonna creep out if you ever sign up for any of my lists as "ShayTheStalker"... :o

That's a great suggestion. Now if I could come up with a way to customize / change my PP email address every...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,603
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: WSO Affiliate program-Damn Spammers

My PP email account is filled with all kinds of spam from people who think that my purchase of a WSO entitles them to add my name to a list of buyers. While I can't say with certainty what happens...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,237
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Some Warriors may find this offensive...

I know that we have people with different philosophies on creating an online business, so this is definitely an opinion...

Back in my high school days, one of the first things I learned in my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Blogger vs wordpress

There are a lot of reasons to host your blog on your own web site using WordPress. As a computer security professional, the simple fact that you have control over your content tends to jump out from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 604
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: No subscribers no sales

Where is your traffic coming from? Is it "bots" (i.e. search engines) or is it "real eyeballs"?

awstats should be able to help you with that; if not, look through your log files for visits with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: If you've $200, what will you do to get $1000 in one month?

I'd experiment with social network advertising.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,548
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Great News from Amazon Kindle!!!

@domainarama: I hear you, but one thing that Amazon has in its favor right now is Borders going out of business (and from reports I've heard, Barnes and Noble is also struggling). I think that they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: word of the day: SPAM TRAPS - know what they are?

Dave, I'm one of those people who will report an email as spam -- as long as it meets the full definition of spam (which is primarily CAN-SPAM where I live). I've done what I call "spam slaps" and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: 4800 Aussie web sites evaporate after hack

I can see where it's "the hacker's fault", even without knowing exactly what happened (and the company has not yet posted a synopsis of what happened, so we don't know). I'll take it a step further;...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: 4800 Aussie web sites evaporate after hack

Good suggestion, IM Dude... There are automated solutions available for just about any site configuration. In most cases, they are inexpensive, reliable, and do the job quite nicely.

One thing I'd...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: 4800 Aussie web sites evaporate after hack

I wish it were possible to stop hacking; however, given the fact that software is not perfect (i.e. will always have vulnerabilities) and many people have no objections to criminal activity, it is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 77,962
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: [Moderator Warning] READ THIS NOW

Awesome share, Paul.

Somebody mentioned RoboForm a few posts ago. If you want a free / open source password manager, KeePass is a decent one. Just make sure that you use a strong master password,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Need your opinion on trademark infringement

I'd also take steps to ensure that you can prove copyright on your current site. If they are suddenly interested in this alleged trademark infringement, it wouldn't surprise me if they tried to grab...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Resell & Distribution Rights Text??

You're welcome.

I created this a couple of years ago and it's quite possible that there are new items that could be added to it. If anybody can think of something that should be added, feel free...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Resell & Distribution Rights Text??

You're welcome to use my generator at Product Rights Statement Generator by TomBrownsword.com (http://www.tombrownsword.com/wso/rights_generator/) -- no charge, no ads...

HTH,
Tom
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th April 2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Facebook notification...huh??

It's not Facebook SPAM, it's a Facebook SCAM.

If you ever get an email like this, type the Facebook URL in your web browser, then go to the site. If there's a problem and your account is locked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Forum Shareware Software

If you go into your site's cPanel, look for "Fantastico" or "Fantastico De Luxe" in the "Software / Services" section, then click on the link.

You'll see various categories of software on the left...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,639
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Do The Guru's Really Find You... Disgusting?

While I take showers on a regular basis, I have been known to eat too fast and leave crumbs all over the table. Hopefully that isn't too terribly disgusting, Willie... :)

Each person, guru or...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 22nd January 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,610
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Join The "10 Days To Blog Profits" CHALLENGE - Starts NOW!

I signed up yesterday and am looking forward to receiving the first day's tasks. Beyond the blogging, I love what you are doing for the children with heart defects and am happy to help promote it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Free Script To Save You Time Researching Keywords

Good point, Martin. Google's Terms of Service prohibit using any automated script that does use their API.

Do be careful...

--Tom

P.S. -- The four second delay is a good idea.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: HELP: PDF Branding Software 4 Affiliates needed ASAP

Would Harvey Segal's Ultimate Rebrander do what you want? You create your ebook in PDF format and it spits out a PDF version with affiliate links for each affiliate (if I read the page correctly!):
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Please can someone help with script!

It should be:

target="_blank"

instead of:

target"_blank"

Could be as simple as that!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Anyone else notice these "quirks" about Firefox lately?

A couple of things:

#1: DO NOT GO BACK TO OLD VERSIONS OF FIREFOX. Almost every update fixes a security hole, and going back to an older version because it performs better can lead to an even...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd November 2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: In a Million Years, You'll Never Guess Who I met Today

I met Yanik Silver and Willie Crawford once. Do they count?

Oh, and that pic with Verne Troyer...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd November 2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tom Brownsword
Re: Is it possible that Obama just might be the right guy?

Yes. Ron Paul.

As an American living in Europe, "anything but Bush" will be a giant step forward. And McCain is "just another Bush" to most people over here.

Time to remember that the rest of...
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