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Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 2nd December 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,556
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: UNCUT 'WP Fast Dash' Review & Bonus [Fast Cash] Strategies

The domain is dead. You're spot on. This was simply "FastCash". for Bill Guthrie. Didn't even have the decency to advise people that he was closing it down. Such of short-sighted view of marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 927
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Need advise so lost

You need to get out of that defeated mindset. It oozes from your post. There is work involved. Any and all of the suggestions made above are great starting points. For me, YouTube is where most of my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Misspellings in Launches

I agree. No excuse for less than 100% perfection in grammar, punctuation and spelling. All you have to do is have 2 other competent people read your work and you'll eliminate 99.9% (maybe even 100%)...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st August 2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Do You Have A Wingman?

I have a few people I can bounce ideas off of. I think it is really critical to have somebody. Working totally alone can take you down some rabbit holes that are a waste of time.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st August 2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,578
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: GMO linked to Leukemia

Amen to that. My first garden this year. Going to expand next year!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: YouTube Vs Main Site - Duplicate Content Issue?

That's what I would do too. People debate the whole duplicate content issue to death. I just like to play it safe. Let's face it, there are only a handful of people at Google who actually know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 868
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: What to do when a potential client cant take constructive criticism?

I wouldn't just walk away from a difficult client without putting them through my "difficult client" funnel first. Telling to to go away will feel good for the moment, but look at it as a learning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Help me choose a membership platform - DAP or Amember?

I use both. I prefer DAP. I find it easier to use. One drawback of course is that your site has to be Wordpress.

I have a straight-up HTML membership site with a lot of video and customization, so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,446
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Bringing a postcard back from the dead

Call me "Captain Obvious", but testing is the only way to get the answers you need. I know everyone has an opinion of what is right and/or wrong with any particular advertisement, postcard, whatever....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: How to market to non-targeted traffic?

I'd look at your analytics to see how those 5,000 people are getting to your site. That will tell you a lot. Particularly if it is mostly Google organic traffic. Look for trends in the search...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: From 2000 sent emails only 20 clicks

Yes. This is my experience as well. Long time ago, I set up a 30 email autoresponder sequence but made them text only. No stats. I corrected that quick and now all is good.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: PPC Tutorial

Perry Marshall's Definitive Guide to Adwords is still good (latest version). Also, Howie Jacobson has a book. However, as you may know Google has changed to what they call "Enhanced" campaigns very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Can you be an expert in everything

Not in my opinion. And why would you even want to? I've been in the info marketing business literally since 1981 (white papers, VHS tapes and yes, Betamax delivery). Things were simple back then.
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Forum: Copywriting 8th August 2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Did Someone Finally Make a "How To Create Doodle Videos" Program?

I've been looking for something like this for a while. Thanks for the share.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th August 2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Cold Calling ++

I use the phone strictly for follow-up on direct mail or other media. I know cold calling does work but the hit rate is so low that I'd rather send out a mailing or report or something similar, then...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th August 2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Question about Offline Marketing Fees and Prices

Couple thoughts...

Their increments are 10K. You can counter with 25K increments and keep their percentages. But, before you do that, you need to honestly assess your negotiating position. The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Video Ranking "Secret"

Using annotations is also a greatly underused strategy. You can set your message to start/stop exactly where in the video you want, and you can do it more than once per video. Viewer clicks on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Getting slaughtered by gatekeepers...need help!

I am one of those business owners that gets a lot of sales calls. My secretaries have strict guidelines. Pretty much no one gets through unless I have told the office staff ahead of time that I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: What have been your most beneficial IM habits?

Choose 2 strategies and master them. Then master 2 more. I chased shiny objects for 4 years. I still find myself slipping back into that "lack of focus" mindset during the day. Consistent action on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,346
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: What is the best backlink software

I would use automated link building sparingly. The Google algo's are extremely good at tracking link building. Ain't anything natural about 4,000 wiki links in a few days.

If you're going to go...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: I need Press Release website

Just so you know, press releases do not pass link juice. Reference this recent announcement:

Google's Matt Cutts Says Press Releases Don't Have SEO Value - AuthorityLabs...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th August 2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: panda updates

SEO is definitely not dead. I had an SEO firm for 5 years with about 20 clients. I gave up 2 years ago after rankings became very volatile. Basing a business on Google's "tests" and "tweaks" is not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Links in Google press releases update! Matt Cutts?

Yep, no link juice. But placed in the proper places they can still get you traffic and be republished. I'd rule them out for SEO but not for traffic.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Raising Prices

Do it in 1 shot. This assumes you can justify it in terms of the competition and the value you are providing. No one is going to pay an extra 30% "just because". Show them the WIIFM.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,145
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Home Depot has its own service lead generation company....

It is simply generating qualified leads for a business category (Chiropractors, financial planners, home re-modelers, etc. I have about 10 Lead Gen sites in various vertical industries and they do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 821
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Anyone Successful with a WSO Priced Over $100?

I agree. It all comes down to value. If you slap something together and try to sell at $100 you won't sell much (if any) and you'll ruin your reputation. I would start out FREE, then maybe $17, then...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th August 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 71,572
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Forever Affiliate By Andrew Hansen?

The bigger point for me is that with one small flick of a switch, Google can change what ranks and what doesn't. I owned an SEO company for 5 years. I sold it when I realized it was simply not a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th August 2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 71,572
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Forever Affiliate By Andrew Hansen?

My 2 cents...

I've been through the whole Forever Affiliate course. It is excellent content. For picking niches and analyzing competition, one of the best I been through.

That said, no matter...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Photoshop replacement

I use GIMP. Open source and lots of tutorials out there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,480
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Starting a career as a writer...

I can recommend 2 excellent resources. The first is Michael Masterson's "Accelerated Program for 6 Figure Copywriting". The second is "Start and Run a Copywriting Business" by Steve Slaunwhite. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Exchange facebook posts, tweets, google plus and so on

There are quite a few services like this if you can spend a little money. If you are looking for a free solution, connecting with people in forums (like WF) is probably your best bet.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: How I boast my sales with 800%

There's an old saying in the sales business..."People buy from their friends". Exactly. So the trick is to... (fill in the blank)
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th July 2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Multiple AdWords account

If you are using the same credit card or other payment method, they will not let you proceed. Is your billing source the same as with your banned account?
Forum: Copywriting 25th July 2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Checklist that copywriters can send to clients

That's a great list Shawn. It is definitely a good idea to have a checklist. "Winging it" ain't going to get you too many gigs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: What works best for you with Youtube marketing?

YouTube allows 5,000 word descriptions (last time I checked). That is overkill, but it is all good search engine fodder. Also use the annotation and other enhancements to drive people off of YouTube...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Solo ads

That is correct. The JV forum here or just Google "solo ads for sale". Once you start, new doors will open up. Solo ad sellers tend to know a lot of other solo ad sellers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: GetResponse and Fastmail

If a company takes an attitude of "We won't give you support until you buy", my response is always "I won't buy until I know what I'm buying". I would move on. There's plenty of options (almost too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: is it recommended to leave clickbank?

I agree with the above posters. Clickbank is still viable. Like any affiliate site, they have some really good products and some really bad ones. It can be quite a chore to sift through them to find...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: A $4 Billion Problem

As a small business owner, I have been on both the sell and buy side of the transactions. Depending on the size of the transaction, there may or may not be lawyers and accountants involved early on....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: How do I know if I have been blacklisted by Akismet?

I doubt Google will ban a domain just because you 301 it. Just about every site at some point uses 301's because of sitemap changes, new sites are put up, etc. There's all sorts of reasons for using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: If You Have ZERO Sales - This Is Why

I switched my link building tactics about a month ago to ONLY target product names (all of the products on my reviews sites). Too soon to report results, but I'm starting to rank for those specific...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,769
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: What puts you off buying a product?

1. Typo's in "Salse lettrs". Drives me crazy. It's like going to a job interview with dirty fingernails. When you're out there selling yourself or product, on-line or off, there is no excuse for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Is it ok to submit same article in multiple article directories?

Like a lot of people, I submit to ezine first. Once approved, I'll re-write it and submit to 12 or so of the "second tier" directories. I'll then usually re-write it again and put it on my website....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st April 2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Craig Paulson
Looking for 10 -20 Warriors to Review My First Product

Hello Fellow Warriors,

I've finally gotten to the point where I'm close to putting the finishing touches on my first product to be launched as a WSO soon. Brief overview:

- Monthly Niche...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By Craig Paulson
Amember expert needed

I need an amember expert to integrate the software into the look and feel of an existing site. I know amember will install the software, but I also need seamless integration for a consistent user...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Craig Paulson
Re: Looking for "Lazy Marketer" Review site & Conduit style site builder

Yea, I know. I'm on his VIP list so I have all the templates, etc. and I do all the niche research. What I don't have is TIME. I'm looking for someone like Chris recently promoted here: -Chris...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Craig Paulson
Looking for "Lazy Marketer" Review site & Conduit style site builder

(Mods: I apologize if this is in the wrong section. I could find any section that seemed appropriate)

I'm looking for a website builder who specializes in or has built a few Lazy Marketer Review...
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