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Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,440
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: UBL.org Is A Joke (Universal Business Listing Reviews)

I've been using WL Marketing and they've been pretty good. It seems they don't get every citation right but I'd say they are about 90% accurate and good at what they do. I think in the end manual...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,080
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: I'M SO EXCITED!!! (and I just can't hide it!) Got my first 3 offline client!!! Here's how...

Preeti:

What an inspirational success story - and very generous of you to share it here for free. You know you could wrap this up and sell it as a WSO:)

I"m going to shoot you a PM as I have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 971
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Is something wrong with the forum?

This is exactly what I experience every time I try to log in - and it doesn't matter what time of the day I log in either. It's the same fiasco every time.

Do the moderators of this forum...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 959
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Login Issues on Warrior Forum

I'll chime in here too. I try logging in and it just redirects me right back to the login page again. Then if I try to log in again, then I get the message that I should reset my password if I forgot...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Backlink Question

You should also check out ScrapeBox.com. It's a great tool that also does a lot more than just check the indexing status of urls.

Travis
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,301
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Multiple Urls in one RSS Feeds

Bruce:

It appears the feed is hosted by you. I would assume we could also download the feed and upload it to our own server if we wanted, correct?

Travis
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,301
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Multiple Urls in one RSS Feeds

Scott:

Is this Links2Rss your site? Regardless, great find! I have been looking for a resource like this for months. I was using Host2Rss before but it was clunky and rarely worked well. And I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,568
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: How Do You Use Disqus When Leaving Blog Comments for Backlinks?

You know I've never seen that option...duh. Thanks!!

Travis
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,568
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
How Do You Use Disqus When Leaving Blog Comments for Backlinks?

I'm noticing that about 90% of the websites and blogs I'm visiting these days use Disqus to manage their comments. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to use this system. I feel so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: My HostGator Sites Are Down - Again - Any Alternatives?

Agreed - for the most part:) I'm not necessarily stressing out about it - more annoyed than anything. And the only reason I posted about it in here was because I wanted to know if my experience with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: My HostGator Sites Are Down - Again - Any Alternatives?

Thanks guys for the suggestions to go to LiquidWeb. I'll definitely check them out.

As to those asking what I meant by my sites being down - they are literally down - meaning when you go to them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: My HostGator Sites Are Down - Again - Any Alternatives?

I think like every big company it's a crap shoot. Sometimes you get someone who cares about what they're doing and sometimes you don't. The guy I got this morning was an absolute joke. He didn't just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
My HostGator Sites Are Down - Again - Any Alternatives?

Is it just me or is HostGator having some serious issues lately? My sites have been down three times in the past week for at least an hour each time. They are down again this morning and have been...
Forum: Reciprocal Links 13th September 2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
You Want Exposure and I Need Your Expertise! A Guest Post Request

I am looking for people that have expertise in just about any area of Internet Marketing who are also GOOD writers so they can guest post on my PR2 blog (see my signature).

This is the #1 blog in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Is it Flippa's Responsibility To Stop This Worrying Trend

I agree with Suzanne 100% on this. Yes, Flippa should ban the bad sellers (and buyers) when they can, but aside from that, buyers are on their own. They need to get educated on what buying and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: New record: million-dollar week on Flippa!

What I want to know is if this figure includes auctions that don't actually close. I cover the most active and top selling auctions on Flippa on my blog and you wouldn't believe the number of sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Hey, all you Flippa experts...

Dana:

Don't worry about this. You have a 3-year old site with lots of original content. It will be impossible to duplicate. And even if someone tries to do this, who cares? Your site will be sold...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Hey, all you Flippa experts...

Dana:

It sounds like you have a solid AdSense site for sale here. My entire blog is dedicated to helping people new and experienced with flipping websites on Flippa (see my signature).

John and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,862
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: All-In-One: All About Flipping Web Sites

Coming up with niches is the easy part. There are niches all around you! Here is a link to my blog on website flipping that shows you 13 easy ways to find niches:

13 Quick and Easy Ways on How To...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: I am searching for people who have experience with website flipping?

Ruth hit the nail on the head. As others have noted, selling startups is an uphill battle these days. The only real money in website flipping is in established websites. To that end, Ruth's advice is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Site/Domain Flippers - question for you

In addition to the great tips you've been given so far, I would also add these...

Consider GoDaddy's domain auctions. It's cheap to list domains there and I know that marketplace gets a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,445
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Getting real sick of flippa.com...

Justin over at FlipFilter.com has started a great series on what it would take to start a new marketplace. It's very thorough and a must read for anyone who is thinking of taking a crack at Flippa....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Site Flippers - Have any luck lately selling startup sites on Flippa?

Desmond - how does one get on your list??? I'd love to be on it as I'm always looking for high-quality sites.

Travis
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Site Flippers - Have any luck lately selling startup sites on Flippa?

Hey, you stole my idea;) You're always on top of things, Alan:) I have been meaning to post about this very strategy. Say what you want about "junk" turnkey sites - right now you can get some nice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Flippa Sale - but using Paypal

@Suzanne:

Great tip! I would have never thought about putting the files on a DVD and then shipping them out. That's brilliant. I may have to blog about this on my site. I'll give you full credit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Site Flippers - Have any luck lately selling startup sites on Flippa?

There is no doubt the bottom has fallen out on startups but they're still not dead. Yes, they are more difficult to sell (because there is more of them) and yes, they don't fetch as much as they used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: question on hosting.....

Good advice, Bill, but based on the question I would say that a basic shared account would be even better. It doesn't sound like a reseller account would be necessary.

So to the original poster,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,619
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: A Really Bad Change by EzineArticles: This Will Affect Everyone's Views... Yet Again!

Amen. Leave it to you and Tim the true article marketing experts to bring some sanity to this thread.

Travis
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Selling websites

Kevin:

Just knowing the revenue it earns per month is not nearly enough info to determine what it *might* sell for. And truth be told, even if you gave all the details it would still be hard to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Hey Site Flippers, What Do You Think of Flippa's New Format?

Hey, Alan, good to see you get into the site flipping thing. With your skills at developing websites, ebooks, etc., you'd be a natural site flipper. I'm going to PM you with some ideas.

But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Hey Site Flippers, What Do You Think of Flippa's New Format?

It also doesn't show you the actual end dates of the listings - which is really a pain. Before you could easily see everything that sold in a given month because they showed the actual end date for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Hey Site Flippers, What Do You Think of Flippa's New Format?

Have you guys seen the new and "improved" display at Flippa.com? Here is their blog post about it:

Browsing Flippa Listings Just Got Easier | Flippa Blog | Buy & Sell Websites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,282
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Why Are Some of the Internet Marketing Coaching "Gurus" Bailing?

The "guru" in my space (website flipping) just announced that he's getting out of the IM game too. I'm referring to Justin Brooke of SiteFling.

Like John Reese already stated, I think these guys...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Your top 10 must newsletters?

Lee:

You might want to check this thread out since the poster was asking the same question as you:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,357
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Easiest way to transfer Wordpress blog to new owner?

I hire developers to do this for me. You can usually find people who know how to do it for around $25. I've heard it's easy to do yourself but I'd rather spend my time doing the things I know how to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,343
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Whose Newsletters Do You Look Forward To?

Maybe it's just me, but I just unsubscribed to Perry Marshall's newsletter. He sends his newsletter out way too often. I probably get something from him 3 times per week - and each "issue" isn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: What are your thoughts on .info domains?

AOL? What is that? You mean there are other search engines besides Google? I'll have to check them out;)

Travis
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Ezine Articles Question - About Affiliate Pages

I don't think anyone is replying here because they don't have an answer for you. I'd be one of them. Reading their guidelines, I have no clue how you would do it. I know they are sticklers now about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Getting help with article writing is hard

In addition to looking here for writers, I also recommend Rentacoder.com and Odesk. These are the only two resources I've used in the past few years. You can find quality writers to write a 500 word...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: What are your thoughts on .info domains?

If you're in this for the long term and you want to build an asset or assets (meaning websites that increase in value over time), always stick with .com. Having said that, .net and .org are o.k. too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Looking for Sell/Buy products websites

Flippa.com
BuySellWebsite.com
Digital Point forum
WebsiteBroker.com
The "Websites for Sale" section in this forum

Of those listed, Flippa is going to be your best bet right now.

Travis
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd February 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: SEO Software and SEO Tool users: Your likes and dislikes? What are your thoughts?

Same here. I've never trusted them. I personally think you're better off "manually" doing your own SEO tasks but using tools of course to do those things (i.e. use an article submission tool for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd February 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Where Should I be Pointing my Backlinks

In addition to this advice, also be sure to alternate your anchor text. For example, if the page you are pointing to is optimized for "weight loss diet pills," you might use these anchor text:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Article Marketing + Direct Linking = ...?

Agreed. Although as an article marketer myself, I would never use my author's resource box on links to someone else's site - no matter how good my article was. Why spend the time, money, and energy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Confused about wordpress...

Do you want to be a designer or an Internet Marketer? If it's the latter, don't spend too much time "learning" the details behind design and development. Sure, learn the basics of HTML but don't get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: possible to move domains from godaddy to namecheap?

Of course you can. I just did this myself (moved all my domains from various registrars to NameCheap). You'll want to go to GoDaddy and unlock your domains first and get the authorization codes for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,517
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Frustrated with one web host. Need your advice in finding another RELIABLE host.

I concur with these recommendations. I personally use HostGator. These are the big 4 web hosts among most of us IMer's (with shared and reseller accounts).

Travis
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Several sites or one site?

I know the gurus will tell you to have several mini sites but I totally disagree. Sure it may work but I don't think it's necessary. Why go through all the effort of maintaining multiple sites?
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: I am doing SEO and what should I expect?

If you know what you're doing, the number of pages is irrelevant. The site in my signature was a simple sales page for almost 3 years and it ranked in the top 5 results for many of its primary...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: I am doing SEO and what should I expect?

If the current links in the author's resource box don't apply anymore, then yes, by all means you should edit those articles and change the urls to the latest domain. Be sure to use at least one...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: how much unique needs to be a rewritten article?

I believe you're asking how much an original article must be rewritten to be considered unique. I've heard anywhere from 60-70% but that might be a little high. I personally rewrite everything to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: "www" or no "www"?

You definitely want to get this resolved as others have mentioned here. Since you have all your backlinks to "www" then you'll want to create the redirects others have mentioned here so that only the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,957
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: How much do YOU pay your virtual assistant?

I find all of my VA's through Odesk. It's THE BEST place to find highly-qualified, experienced VA's. Granted, the workers there are more expensive but it's worth every penny.

I have two VA's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,111
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Directory Submissions? Yay or nay?

I don't think directory submissions are a waste of time - as long as you don't spend a lot of time doing them. I will typically do a mass submission to hundreds of directory submissions from any one...
Forum: Other Website Products & Services 2nd December 2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
$431/Mo. Affiliate Site, 0 Hours of Work, 3600 Unique Visitors/Mo.

Hey warriors, I have a great little money maker here for you. It's an affiliate site that promotes **** berry, and with no work has been averaging $431 per month NET profit the past 3 months!

I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th November 2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Travis Van Slooten
Re: Warriors! Why do you still subscribe to these jokers?? Please explain!

I subscribe to several email lists for competitive intelligence. I like to see how often they send emails, what they say in their emails, how often they pitch products vs. giving valuable...
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