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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
RE: How do you check for broken Amazon affiliate links?

Broken Amazon links don't return a 404, and I've not yet found a service that deals with that appropriately.

Also, broken link checkers don't help when you're checking your forum posts over dozens...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
How do you check for broken Amazon affiliate links?

After several years of being a member of the Amazon Associates program, I have a ton of Amazon affiliate links out there. Many of them pointed to ASINs that no longer exist, and instead drop the user...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
What metrics do you use to keep track of progress?

I'm considering building a service targeted to marketers and social media managers - the MVP is a quick and easy dashboard that will show you the metrics that are important for you. This would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Looking for examples of well-designed review sites

I'm setting about building a series of review sites, and want to maintain a consistent, clean design aesthetic. I'll be custom coding the layout, and I'm looking for examples of sites that are out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Billionaire James Dyson on Failure

Perhaps this is true - but they sell vacuum cleaners, so I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Amazon.com to REDUCE Commissions By almost 50% July 1st in some Categorys

Smallparts.com was a new site, and they said in the beginning that the higher commissions were to get it kickstarted. This is no surprise.

Magazine subscriptions also went up as much as 600%, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: How long would it take you to build a $1 / day passive asset?

It does, because the number of articles I have out there is somewhat small.

I am not syndicating at the moment, but building content for my sites. I don't mind sharing the example I used in my OP:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
How long would it take you to build a $1 / day passive asset?

Lately, I've been trying to plan how I can grow my business into something bigger than my primary income. Part of that is determining how much short- and long-term reward result from each of my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,585
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: How to get around Amazon associates Colorado ban

I just read the post - my attorney recommended against that, and said it likely be construed as tax evasion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,585
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: How to get around Amazon associates Colorado ban

I live in Arkansas, and I just formed a Delaware LLC. Since Delaware doesn't have a sales tax, they should be safe from that law.

If I was only using Amazon, I'd go with Skimlinks. I've set up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: HITS stands for "how idiots track success" is that true?

I suppose hits are a valid metric for judging success or failure, if you're trying to get your work in front of as many eyes as possible.

Myself, I'm here for the money. Therefore, I judge my...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Don't Piss Off a Copywriter

Not copywriting, but I had a guy on WF stiff me $50 for some web development work he needed done. It was pretty small, so I did it on spec over lunch and sent it to him before getting paid so he...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: bitcoin as payment

My apologies for reviving a 3-month-old thread... but I indeed accept Bitcoin in payment for pretty much whatever service I can provide.

One general geek at your service, sir.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Bitcoin in IM?

In addition to being an Internet Marketer, I'm an Anarcho-Capitalist and a geek. This has lead me to Bitcoin, which as you may know, is a cryptography-based online currency.

Without getting into...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Market Samurai

I use MS daily and love it.

I have not used Long Tail Pro, but I've watched all the promotional videos and spoken to the creator. It appears to be a solid product. I intend to purchase a license...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,452
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Hiding behind pen names is killing quality.

Sometimes I write with a Cross pen, does that count?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: WP Plugin: Amazon Carousel - need an alternative

Doing some searching, and found this jQuery-based carousel. It's not packaged as a WP plugin, but if I can't find one I'll probably use this to make one.

Professor Cloud...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
WP Plugin: Amazon Carousel - need an alternative

I've been using WP-Amazon-Carousel for about a year now, and have seen fair results with it. I'm getting more serious about tracking and testing now, and I can't track outbound clicks from it with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Amazon No Longer Paying Commissions On Purchases From Live In Family Members With The Same Surna

Actually, it specifies relatives only in the context of items *you* purchase - as in, you can't buy things and give them to relatives.

As far as I can see, relatives and friends should be just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Keeping tabs on multiple sites via Google Analytics

Here's the iOS app that I was using that I loved - it even shows Twitter followers and such: Ego (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ego/id306785502?mt=8)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Keeping tabs on multiple sites via Google Analytics

I'm looking for a way to keep track of my daily GA stats for a couple of dozen sites, all in one place. In the past, I did this with Ego, an iOS app - but I recently moved to Android, and haven't...
Forum: Website Design 20th January 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,195
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Sidebar Left or Right?

Have you considered no sidebar at all?

I've always been a fan of Elegant Themes, and used their stuff exclusively for a long time. When Wordpress 3.0 came out recently, it included a new default...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Gah! I'm in the supplemental index and can't figure out why

I'm working on a new niche site, Photography Basics 101. Here's a link to my most recent post: Grey Market Photography Equipment: Pros and Cons | Photography Basics 101...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,511
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Got a death threat today from an irate customer

+1 on making sure you are able to defend yourself. Nothing else is important when compared to the safety of you and your family.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Newbie looking for guidance

Can you write? That's step one.

Step two is to learn how search engine traffic works. I highly recommend Market Samurai - while there are some detractors here, their Dojo (help/learning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,587
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: $25 bucks in your pocket and $1000 in 1 week- Can it be done?

From a flat start? I don't think it's possible.

If you have a PayPal account set up, step one is to sell everything you own that you aren't using, on eBay. Set a Buy-it-Now of 10% below the price...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Running a private ad network with custom Amazon ads

I created two very simple product banners last night, and saw a click-through in my first 50 impressions this morning. Waaaay too small a sample to have meaning, but it's certainly looking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Running a private ad network with custom Amazon ads

Amazon responded to me... Worthless customer service, in my opinion. Here's my question:



... and their response:



So... I'm left to my own devices. Seeing as my Amazon account is tied...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Running a private ad network with custom Amazon ads

My properties across the web are now getting enough traffic from SEO that I think it's time to start aggressively monetizing. My primary site is on contract with a private-label ad network. I'm not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 861
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Looking for online company that manufactures bumper stickers

I do vinyl decals - they aren't really bumper stickers, as they are cut from sheets of adhesive material.

You might get off cheaper going through a small supplier. You can find a lot of them at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Does someone knows a good WordPress installer?

What you are talking about is "Security through obscurity". It isn't real security, it's just theater.

If the attacker is logging onto your database server remotely, you have MUCH bigger issues -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Namecheap is NOT horrible.

They took a political stance against elephant hunting about a year ago, and I strongly disagree with them. They are the best though, and I sure don't want to go back to Godaddy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th October 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,626
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: market samurai - anyone experincing issues today???

I'm not getting any errors, but the software is apparently not updating ranks properly.

I still prefer MS, but this seems to be becoming more and more common. Hopefully they'll either clean up...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,626
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: market samurai - anyone experincing issues today???

I've not been able to use it all day - and before that, auto-update was broken, so I wasn't able to use it then either.

I understand that issues like this happen, but I sure wish Noble Samurai was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: What is Your Monthly Advertising Budget and How Do You Spend it?

If I can put $1 into Adwords and make $1.25, consistently, my budget is "all the money I can get my hands on".

If I put in $1 and make back $.80, then my bugdet is $0.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: What is YOUR Best All Around IM Business Model?

I've had good success with forum posting affiliate links. I just became a member of several large forums, and just hang out there in my downtime. When I see someone talking about something that I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: How can I duplicate the Wordpress.com homepage?

YAFPP, along with all the other plugins I've tried, only allow you to feature posts on your site. I'm running a network, and want to be able to feature posts from sites on the network on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
How can I duplicate the Wordpress.com homepage?

I'm building a niche blogging community, and want to be able to promote individual posts on the homepage of the network, like wordpress.com does.

Is the a Wordpress plugin that will list all posts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Just uploaded my first YouTube review

Adsense with YouTube has been getting me about $4 EPM. Nothing spectacular, but it's there.

As I said - this is a crude review. My house is embarrassing at the moment - it's 670 sq. ft., stuffed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Just uploaded my first YouTube review

I just finished my first, crude YouTube review. It's not perfect, but I'm motivated after some limited success using Adsense on YouTube with a funny video I recorded a few days ago. I found out...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Anyone run a wallpaper site?

My reason for asking this, is that I have a small one operating now, with Adsense monetization.

I'm getting a whopping $0.32 RPM, and $0.09 CPC. Maybe it's the niche.

On the bright side, it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Anyone run a wallpaper site?

Do any of you make any money at all from wallpaper sites? It seems like it would be difficult to monetize with Adsense (not enough text to get good contextual ads), but easy to drive traffic to.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Internet Assets - Robert Kiyosaki

Kiyosaki is just a motivation speaker at base. His books are intended to motivate, not teach.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,351
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Is Google+ Dying a Slow Death

This isn't true for photographers. The integration between Picasa and G+, the photo viewer, and the fact that they retain your metadata are all killer features for us. There are a couple thousand...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Driving traffic to a review/sales site?

No one is going to Digg or StumbleUpon to see a mixer review site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Driving traffic to a review/sales site?

I'm at a loss here, guys. I've been building sites around the firearms industry, with which I'm very familiar and have had moderate success. Now that the Amazon Nexus Tax stuff is done, though, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: What's with the word 'Secrets'?

"Secrets" both implies exclusivity and generates curiosity.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,884
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Protect your online business...

If I've got something I wouldn't want the world knowing, it gets encrypted with GPG. In addition, I use Google Apps for Domains and backup regularly.

Worst case, someone breaks into my gmail - I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: IMers should feel sadness, fear over India

America has a culture of distrust of authority and individualism. I'm not saying that it won't happen here - but I will say that the results won't be identical.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,822
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Online Business... Really

I'll throw my two cents in here - stop buying stuff, and start breaking things down in your head and figuring them out.

If you figure a way to get loads of traffic from Craigslist, then do it. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th May 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Traffic from stumble upon

Why do you want to?

I've found SU a huge waste of time. I've achieved 10,000 visitors over two months to a profitable Adsense site - not a single one of those visitors clicked the ads, though. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Re: Should I develop a site before I flip this domain?

I'm considering it - but Adsense is a no-go. They won't allow firearms content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Capitalist_Pig
Should I develop a site before I flip this domain?

I got my first out-of-the-blue offer on a site that I run yesterday, and it got me thinking - do I have other sites that could be resold at profit?

I own gunreviews.org. I bought it originally to...
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