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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,115
Posted By TimD
Re: One single advice that increase your revenue drastically?

This is a terrific strategy. Gary Halbert used to say that one of his great promotions was sending the info product to the lead...but locked. Then he'd follow up saying - you have the product, just...
Forum: Social Media 11th May 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By TimD
Re: Facebook Ads?

Great idea, JTR. Do you have a sense about whether the traffic converts, do you get leads?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,660
Posted By TimD
Re: A Message from Simon Grabowski CEO of GetResponse -

Mick, I'm sorry you guys got hit. Thanks for your transparency. And for taking action. Good luck.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By TimD
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By TimD
Yow, marketing for a fortune 500

Working again with a client from a year ago. They have a health insurance site (it's a regional corporate office of a Fortune 500 firm you'd recognize) I put up for them. They want to make another...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By TimD
Re: Dry Cleaning: How would you help to market?

Yes, EDDM would be a perfect vehicle for a dry cleaner since it lets you target literally by the carrier route.

And, I have Jake's (Bob Ross's) WSO on EDDM. It's terrific.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By TimD
Re: Dry Cleaning: How would you help to market?

Dan Kennedy did an interesting case study on dry cleaners.

It turns out, if someone goes to a dry cleaners three times, they are hooked. Dry cleaning is like chiropractic, very dependent on drive...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By TimD
Re: .ORGs get a big boost in latest Google Algo change?

I get your question. Who's going to search for attorneys using Google.

Here's how it works. He's a top attorney. He writes a lot of articles on topical issues. He gets a lot of traffic. He has a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th November 2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By TimD
Re: how to increase PR of website

Yes, in other words, page rank begets page rank. If you want higher page rank, get links from higher PR sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By TimD
Re: New domain for a targeted keyword VS. adding content to an existing domain

From what I've seen, you can still get an advantage from an exact match domain. If that's not available, Google seems to like established sites. So adding to your site might make sense.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By TimD
Re: Artists web site

Take a look at Basic by ElegantThemes. t's a red and black theme with an "About Me" sidebar that might be a good beginner for your use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,832
Posted By TimD
Re: Google Hangouts or Goto Webinar?

I'm trying to decide between go to webinar and google hangouts right now. I want to hold a webinar next wednesday. I'm about 75% decided on gotowebinar.

The reason is that its a known commodity....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th June 2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,633
Posted By TimD
Re: Buying relevant high PR domain and pointing to site

Mike, what do you think of majesticseo's flow metrics - citation and trust? They say it is updated almost to the day... and those are Majestic's stats, not Google's. So you have to wonder what Google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By TimD
Re: Most creative lightbox-CTA you've seen?

I like what these guys do quite a bit - upworthy.com
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By TimD
Re: Unblockable popup or lightbox that works on both websites and phones?

hybrid-connect has a lightbox feature and resizes. I dont' know if that's what you're looking for.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By TimD
Re: How can I increase my blog conversion rate.

This is a very steep target for a review site.
Typically, you have 150 people come in, some percentage of that click to your sales page, and that page is converting at 1-2%. So, you're rarely going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By TimD
Re: Wordpress Magazine Theme

I'd beware of elegantthemes. My business is using three of their magazine themes now. The problem with elegantthemes is that they look terrific, until you use them and find that you need them to be...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By TimD
Re: Dealing with burnout/lack of creativity?

Nick, I'm sorry to hear you're hitting a dry spot creatively. Frustrating, I'm sure.

Another way to get past a creative dry spell is to give up being creative for a while. I'm sure you're familiar...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By TimD
Re: .ORGs get a big boost in latest Google Algo change?

I wasn't searching for .orgs. I was doing SEO research for a criminal law attorney in San Diego and noticed that two .orgs kept ranking well in heavy competition despite the fact that they were...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By TimD
Re: .ORGs get a big boost in latest Google Algo change?

Here's a sample of what I've been seeing. It's not as dramatic as it looked 3 or 4 days ago. I would swear that last time I checked these .orgs were ranked above sites that looked far more optimized....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By TimD
.ORGs get a big boost in latest Google Algo change?

Are you guys seeing .orgs near the top of the rankings recently?

I've been doing some analyses for local clients and am seeing .orgs that are not as well optimized outranking sites with more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,168
Posted By TimD
Re: Ezinearticles decline continues

Here are my current stats from EzineArticles.com as of today. Just shy of 42,000 clicks from 362 articles. I don't get near the traffic today as I did before the Panda debacle (and yes, I understand...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By TimD
Re: Time for webinar for local business owners

Dmitrius - this looks like great advice.
Could you say a little more about this - My SQ pages show 55-67% ratio (from a cold email list)

And this - And almost 60% of registered users come alive....
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By TimD
Re: Time for webinar for local business owners

I've done webinars for attorneys on T, R, F. So far, T and F have both worked very well.
10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EDT

and let them know they can get the recording by registersing.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By TimD
Re: webinars for local businesses

I am selling $1500 professional services to small businesses via webinar.

You need a decent sales page in the mix somewhere, but only one. Not two. So that means either:
Step 1 - short ad like...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By TimD
Re: If You Aren't Getting 40% call back from your direct mail

Ewen, just a note to you. The letter that you worked up with me (one page, tell them exactly why I targeted them, tell them the specific problems I think they are experiencing, invite them to get in...
Forum: Social Media 26th March 2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By TimD
Re: Optimizing facebook ads

Thanks for your note. I'm sorry I wasn't clear.

I had 17 ads running. Now I have 8.
Here are my stats:


Actions?...
Forum: Social Media 26th March 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By TimD
Optimizing facebook ads

I have a "like" campaign in the parenting segment. I've paid $9.34 for 28 clicks, or about a 30 cents a click, which seems terribly high.

The cost has come down signficantly since I set it to...
Forum: Social Media 25th March 2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By TimD
Re: Facebook marketing...what am I doing wrong?

How long should I let my campaign run before I start pulling out ads.
I have a "like" campaign in the parenting segment. I've paid $4 for 16 clicks, or about a 25 cents a click, which seems terribly...
Forum: Social Media 23rd March 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By TimD
Re: Facebook marketing...what am I doing wrong?

Geez Scott, that is a terrific answer. Thanks for your generosity!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By TimD
Re: Strange Occurrence of Internal Page and Homepage Flip-Flopping in SERP

I had that happen to a client site. I had internal pages ranking for all their major keywords.
Then, a few weeks ago, several of the internal pages disappeared and the homepage showed up in it's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,019
Posted By TimD
Re: Direct Mail - Conversion Rates from Response %

Yes, now you're onto the issue - Do NOT mail to a cold list until you have a proven winner and you know the math. Your single biggest determinant of success is how targeted your list is, then how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimD
Re: How to double your close rate this month

I have to post another story to follow up.

I ran a webinar Feb 15 and made a free offer to bring people in to a paid offer. One business on the webinar contacted me immediately asking for the free...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By TimD
Re: A little help please from infofree.com users

Thanks quamism. That was very helpful.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By TimD
Re: A little help please from infofree.com users

Hey Ewen, I don't have a problem with that. They can charge me to send an email to a list they've collected. Plenty of list firms do that.

But calling the list "Businesses with Email". C'mon, what...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd February 2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,542
Posted By TimD
Review of getting leads from InfoFree.com: NO, no, no, no, no

Note to the thread below:
The day after I posted this thread, I got two contacts from infofree. One from customer service and one from a senior executive. Both offering to help me work out the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By TimD
Re: A little help please from infofree.com users

Ewen, Sorry to hijack your thread but it's getting visibility and someone from InfoFree on it.

I've just had a very bad experience with them.

I wanted to put together an email list.

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By TimD
Re: Web design conversion rate?

Thanks Jon, what's the source of your list?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By TimD
Re: How Can We Add More Value To Our Mold Business?

Here's part of an email I just got from a carpet cleaner that I think begins to do what I suggested:

Tips From Ben: What the EPA considers to be one of the top 5 health concerns and how you can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th December 2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By TimD
Re: Do This To Get Clients

Always glad to see a thread with "Blaze" on it.
Good idea, too.
I wonder about packaging a Groupon Leverage service and selling it to businesses who do Groupon.
You create a simple way for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By TimD
Re: Steps to make December a Killer Month in Offline

This is the foundation of Dr. Bruno's December WSO as well. It looks very provocative.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,929
Posted By TimD
Re: Letter To Doctors Gets A Crazy ROI: Full Letter and Reasons Why

OK, good letter. Good form. He's very conscious of what he's doing at every step. He's crafting the emotional journey of the reader.

And look at the underlying offer. At heart, he's selling an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,544
Posted By TimD
Re: OFFLINE Q&A - ASK ME ANYTHING!!!

This is terrific, does anyone know who this is?
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By TimD
Re: From website Designer to Marketing Consultant. Tips asked

I'm transitioning from web design to web marketing.
These are my core offerings:
1. keyword research
2. building keyword silos - seo architecture
3. positioning/copywriting
4. setting up google...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By TimD
Re: How Can We Add More Value To Our Mold Business?

My washing machine just overflowed a couple weeks ago. It was a small spill on our top floor, dripped through to the lower floor. We called in ServPro who, in our neck of the woods, are the defacto...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By TimD
Steps to make December a Killer Month in Offline

I know a lot of folks feel that December is a wasteland in offline. I hear people saying you can't sell between Dec 15 and Jan 4. And it doesn't have to be that way. December can be a big month.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By TimD
Re: Anyone work with or coached by Michael Young

I'd be interested to know as well.
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By TimD
Re: How Relevant Is The Gary Halbert Letter When It Comes To Direct Mail and SRDS Today?

His WATER LETTER is killer. I read that periodically just to keep sharp. I used to read the Halbert Letter religiously. Interesting to me that marketingexperiments.com released an analysis a couple...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By TimD
Re: "Here's how I screwed up a lead source that generated $1,500 checks like clockwork..."

Chris, thanks for having the integrity to post this. I find this a constant struggle myself. I get a steady flow of leads from LinkedIn. And it is a constant challenge for me to keep doing the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,898
Posted By TimD
Re: Craigslist Help....

I'm not interested in spamming. Though I am interested in posting multiple times with different offers in a single category. I tried posting different ads, different headlines, different copy. And...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By TimD
Re: How Relevant Is The Gary Halbert Letter When It Comes To Direct Mail and SRDS Today?

I paid to go to the event that I attended. It was a weekend of marketing. Perry Marshall was TERRIFIC as he always is. Nothing but actionable insight. But many of the others were just pitching. And...
Forum: Website Design 2nd December 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By TimD
Re: Please critique my Six Pack Abs landing page

I wounder if you could flip the whole argument around and sell against the traditional workout market. There's plenty of research out there documenting that fact that most women (even around the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By TimD
Re: Picture this...

OK, here's the challenge you've set up. I've gotten good clients from Craigslist. And I've gotten lots of schlock. I want to write an ad that gets more meat and less schlock. I'm targeting million...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimD
Re: How to double your close rate this month

Thanks Anthony. Yes, I was testing Offline DeClassified. So I emailed the list that they recommend with a different offer. I offered to evaluate his marketing. He took me up on it and emailed me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimD
Re: How to double your close rate this month

Wow Fraser,
I get views and connects everyday and this didn't occur to me. THANKS!
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By TimD
Re: How Relevant Is The Gary Halbert Letter When It Comes To Direct Mail and SRDS Today?

I would not go to a Dan Kennedy event these days. I went to one a couple of years ago. Total pitch fest. I have terrific respect for Dan Kennedy. And Magnetic Marketing is a good system. But the...
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