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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By JamesW
Re: no amazon report for the day, do i have a problem

No you're not alone, I'm still waiting as well. Received Amazon.co.uk report, but not Amazon.com.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By JamesW
Re: blogspot keyword getting down

I started a new blogspot blog about a new month ago and it had 5 posts which were ranking well for all the main keywords. Now none of the pages are ranking anywhere at all for any of the keywords.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,444
Posted By JamesW
Re: All Of My BMR Articles Have Been Deindexed - The Game's Up

Well my rankings have absolutely tanked for numerous keywords, so it's either a penalty or a result of all these links suddenly disappearing, or both.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,444
Posted By JamesW
All Of My BMR Articles Have Been Deindexed - The Game's Up

I have just been going through all of my BMR articles to see if they are still indexed, and they all seem to have disappeared. Even though it may say they are indexed in your account, if you manually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By JamesW
Re: So bottom line - does BMR still work?

I think they're finished. Go on your account page and check if your articles are indexed. Even though it may say 'yes' next to them, if you click on he binoculars button or search for the title of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,651
Posted By JamesW
Re: Google Facing Bankruptcy for Privacy Violations?

Serves them right for banning my totally clean Adsense account for no reason at all and effectively killing off one of my white hat sites this week by destroying the rankings of every single page. I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By JamesW
Re: How to make the BEST use of The Best Spinner?

You just paste in the spun article and after about 5-10 seconds it will tell you the level of uniqueness and the number of words in the bottom right of the screen.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By JamesW
Re: How to make the BEST use of The Best Spinner?

I bought this software but I found it was still quicker to do it manually, plus you guarantee that all of the spun articles are perfectly readable.

Now I only use it to paste in my final...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By JamesW
I Removed All Adsense Ads From My Blog And Now They've Banned Me

When the 'ads above the fold' panda update came out a few weeks ago, I decided to remove all the Adsense ads from my blog because they were all above the fold. Plus I had been considering removing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 964
Posted By JamesW
Re: When asked, "What do you do?" What do you answer

I was stopped the other day by a girl representing one of the main charities for deaf children, and when asked what I do for a living I said I run a few websites. She replied "Oh (followed by a long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By JamesW
Re: What exercises help you overcome writer's block?

I always come up with loads of ideas whenever I go on a long country walk without consciously trying to do so.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By JamesW
Re: Disaster Marketing - Should You or Shouldn’t You?

I'm shocked that you're even asking the question to be honest. There are thousands of products you can create or promote as an affiliate, so why would anyone even consider cashing in on natural...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By JamesW
Re: Do Traffic Exchange Programs Really Work

I last used them several years ago, and from what I remember they were hopeless at generating any sales but were pretty good for building a list (providing you are offering something of value in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By JamesW
Re: EzineArticles Trying to Become Like Buzzle, But They Got Killed Too!

I think Buzzle are slowly trying to edge away from outside writers altogether. As a previous poster said, more and more of their articles are being written in-house and they all tend to interlink to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,894
Posted By JamesW
Re: Is It Just Me Or Have Ezine Articles Lost Rank In The Last Couple Days?

Sounds good to me. It's about time they stopped so much garbage appearing on the first page of results, whether it's Ezinearticles, Squidoo, Hubpages or whatever.

When I search for information on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,938
Posted By JamesW
Re: What did you do before IM?

Left university and struggled to get a job as an accountant, so this led me to:

- Factory work
- Stand-up comedy
- Trading the FTSE on the betting exchanges
- Investing in stocks
- Trading the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By JamesW
Re: EzineArticles Question - I hesitate to ask

No it's not just you. I'm having the same problem.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 982
Posted By JamesW
Re: Is it realistic to be a successful marketer without putting your face out there?

LOL, either that or he makes the elephant man look like George Clooney.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 982
Posted By JamesW
Re: Is it realistic to be a successful marketer without putting your face out there?

I do okay for myself and not one single person knows what I look like, which is how I like it.

Plus Allen Says, the owner of this forum, is another case in point. I don't think anybody knows what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,772
Posted By JamesW
Re: 5250 backlinks in one day, will I get a google slap?

Yes I'm afraid if you build more than 5000 links in one day, Google will send Matt Cutts round to your house to hit you around the face with a wet fish.

Seriously though, I don't think it's worth...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By JamesW
Re: Article Alley May Be the Slowest Place to Get Your Articles Approved.

If you think 3 or 4 days is a long time, try submitting to Article Dashboard. I've got 4 articles that are still waiting to be approved, and I submitted these ones back in November 2010!!

It's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By JamesW
Re: how to index a link?

You can index links by helping Google find them. So you can ping them using a site such as Pingomatic or you can link to them from an old website that you own, for example. Once the link shows up in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By JamesW
Re: Am I competing with a sites backlinks, or just a particular page?

The hardest sites to compete with are big authority sites who build backlinks to all of their inner pages.

Luckily most of these big sites do not bother backlinking their inner pages, which is why...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By JamesW
Re: Is IM in general a secure source of income for the long term?

If you are spending everything you earn, then yes I think you are taking a big risk. However if you invest your earnings into other online ventures or into stocks or property, for example, if you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By JamesW
Re: Do Older Sites Really Rank Better?

I have got a 5 year old betting site that I haven't touched for about 2 or 3 years now that is still sitting in top spot on Google for a highly competitive keyword. So I definitely don't think it's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,638
Posted By JamesW
Re: Affiliate's earning £100,000 in ONE MONTH!

You deserve to get a lot more replies than this as you can written two excellent posts. I can definitely relate to the idea of not wanting to spend money to make money. At the moment I make several...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By JamesW
Re: Going from "b" blogging to "B" Blogging

The main purpose of a blog should be to help you build a list of subscribers. Without a list you don't really have a business because it could all disappear overnight if your site is hacked, or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,213
Posted By JamesW
Re: British Warriors - Is the exchange rate killing you?

To be fair the exchange rate is pretty good at the moment. As long as we're getting over half the dollar amount after fees and deductions, we can't really complain.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By JamesW
Re: Where to get content?

The trouble with most PLR packages that you will come across is that they have been recycled and repackaged to death over the years.

So you really have to do a good job of rewriting each article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By JamesW
Re: What are the best affiliate programs?? Are they all safe?

Unfortunately not all affiliate programs are safe. To give you an example, I joined an affiliate program for a website selling darts equipment about 7 months ago and still haven't been paid a single...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th January 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By JamesW
Re: Backlinking dead???

That's interesting because in the last few months I have had lots of people approach me with offers to buy in-content links on my various websites. Maybe this is going to be the way forward.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By JamesW
Re: Does Anyone Else Do this?

I definitely have this same problem. I sometimes think about writing an article for the article directories and then think this stuff is too good for the likes of Ezinearticles and Goarticles. So I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,491
Posted By JamesW
Re: This Email Subject Line Made Me Unsubscribe Right Away! Would You Do The Same??

Yes I also would have unsubscribed right away. Anything remotely misleading just stinks of desperation. Nowadays I just look at the sender and delete those I don't recognise. There are a few select...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,012
Posted By JamesW
Re: Why $100 Per Day?

I've always targeted at least £100 a day here in the UK from all of my different income sources, which is much more than $100. I'm not really sure why $100 per day is so aspirational, because as you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By JamesW
Re: Contact Us Option

If you're serious about building an authority site, then you should definitely have a 'Contact Us' page. However I don't think it makes much difference either way for small micro-niche sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By JamesW
Re: Can I Lose Top Position In Google???

Why don't you rewrite the article a few times, post these new articles to somewhere like Goarticles and Squidoo, and then try to outrank it yourself. If you get to number 1 go back to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,771
Posted By JamesW
Re: How did YOU get your start in IM, and why?

I started out reading about affiliate marketing several years ago as a way of making some stable income to compliment my more unpredictable trading profits.

After starting out surfing the traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By JamesW
Re: Which Article Directories work for you?

I always make sure my articles are at least 400 words and never get disapproved by any of them. However I have recently ditched Article Dashboard because they take weeks to approve articles these...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th December 2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By JamesW
Re: Domain Name SEO

Do a search on Google for 'forex articles' and you should see my site at number 2, so no it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,722
Posted By JamesW
Re: What's Your Number 1 Traffic Generation Method?

Whatever site I build, I always get the most traffic from Google. So I just concentrate on building backlinks to every single web page using a variety of different methods, but mainly through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By JamesW
Re: How Many Webhosts Do You Use and Which Ones Do You Use?

I've only ever used Bluehost to host all of my sites. Never had any problems with them so always stuck with them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By JamesW
Re: ArticleDashboard must be on free hosting...

I wish they would sort out their problems. I have lots of articles queued up and none have been accepted since the end of October. Now I can't even log in to their painfully slow site because I keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,678
Posted By JamesW
Re: What Do You All Think About Teen Marketers? Jealous? A Nuisance?

I think they're quite cool as long as they're not competing with me in the search engines and outranking me. :-)

They're also extremely lucky. When I was between the age of 12 and 18 the internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By JamesW
Re: Almost 10 days, not in Google index

Put the site in your sig file on this forum (and other forums) and you should be indexed within a day or two.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By JamesW
Does Anyone Sell Permanent In-Content Links?

I've recently been approached by a few companies wanting to buy permanent in-content text links in some of my blog posts. However I'm a little wary of accepting these offers because of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By JamesW
Re: How many post are allowed for a blog per day?

You're best off building some authority for your blog first of all, and then adding no more than 3 or 4 posts per day. That way they should all get indexed and ranked for various different long-tail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By JamesW
Re: Do you make money with CJ, Linkshare, Shareasale?

I've never been able to crack CJ unfortunately. My best month was about £350 but nowadays it's about 1/10th of that. I hardly promote any of their products these days.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,948
Posted By JamesW
Re: Wordpress VS Static HTML Pages

I think if you built exactly the same backlinks to both html and WP pages, then the html pages would rank slightly higher.

However what I like about blogs is that once you have some authority, any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 993
Posted By JamesW
Re: How many of you buy your articles? How many write them?

I write my own articles and blog posts when talking about forex / investment topics because you can always tell the difference between writers who have simply researched the subject and writers who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By JamesW
Re: Advice About Owning Directories.

I don't really think directories are great money spinners these days. The only ones making any kind of money are the ones that have been around for several years.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,833
Posted By JamesW
Re: How many hours do you work per week?

I spend about 3 hours a day working on my websites and the rest of the time trading/investing. I probably spend 2 hours a day at the weekends so around 19 hours a week altogether.

It's the only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By JamesW
Re: Advice About Owning Directories.

You should target both, although if you promote your directory on the various webmaster forums you will attract both of these groups quite easily.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 22,128
Posted By JamesW
Re: Quitting my Job Thanks to Niche Websites & Google Adsense!! Process Revealed...

I don't understand why Google are closing people's Adsense accounts. Surely the more sites that are displaying their ads, the more money they make.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,110
Posted By JamesW
Re: Is it bad to host multiple sites under one BlueHost account?

I have 5 Bluehost accounts and multiple websites set up in each one, and I've never encountered any problems. However as a previous poster said, you don't want to interlink sites under the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By JamesW
Re: So What's the Hot Christmas Toy This Year?

The BBC News site published an article on this the other day. The top 12 predictions for this Christmas here in the UK is:

1. City Airport (£84.99)
2. Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By JamesW
Re: Holy cr*p Google must be living on my site

You should start charging them rent.
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