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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do you include "www." when linking?

It doesn't matter so long as you are consistent.

Set your site to default to one or the other, and then link only to that form. If you set your site as http://www.mysite.com, then don't link to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: How Can this website Rank above me? WTF

You seem to be under the impression that "unique" (however you define that) content is somehow valued over other important factors by Google, when it is not. Backlinks, site age, keyword domain, all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,895
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 66 sites de-indexed - What would you do?

You are completely missing the point George.

Lack of domain privacy protection isn't the violation here. Rather, the violation is likely the use of auto-pulled content, keyword stuffing or other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th March 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Google Ranking Penalty

define "disappear".

Like Don, I do this all the time on my own sites as well as like to have fun with other people's sites from time to time, and this just doesn't happen. No doubt some time a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,443
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: CAUTION: Auctions Geared to Scam Newbies at Flippa

Well, if someone puts up a site or group of sites and they sell for $10,000, then it is valued at (at least) $10,000 because a willing buyer agreed to the price.

It doesn't matter what you think,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Godaddy Black Friday Offer $5 for all domains.

Of course, the negative is GoDaddy is the registrar from hell. Their interface sucks, they try to upsell you on everything, and if someone doesn't like your site and submit a report on it to GD, my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Breaking News: New Google Algo Change - Focus Less on Anchor Txt

#1 This is BS. Everytime some dude's site on the best way to train your dog moves a bit in Google they shout from the rooftops that a major Google algo change has occurred.

#2 How can you trust...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 15,526
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Google Ban's auto blogs and blog dripping!

Good luck with that:rolleyes: Google is about as two-faced as a company can be, and most of its dribble it puts out is to manipulate webmasters into doing its bidding and to increase its bottom...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

OK....lets have some fun...:rolleyes:







First, you must understand something. There is no doubt that Google's web spam team puts out various articles and posts about how they want...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: 10 ways your Backlinks can work against you

Yea, I would say that about 2% of the OP's post makes sense:eek:

Tom
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do Not Purchase Links

Time to go put up some paid links pointing to my competitors' sites. I bet i'll be #1 by tomorow:rolleyes: Puhlleeezzzeee
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,120
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Which private anonymous proxy service do you use?

My recommendation would by proxybonanza.com. Note that you may get better answers to this over in the SEO forum rather than this article marketing focused main forum.



Maybe s/he just doesn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: SEO is Overated

If you want to rank in Google, then the answer is: please put down your crack pipe.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,722
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: .com vs .org huge disadvantage. You must read this!

:rolleyes: LOL. C'mon now. That is nothing.

As for the rest of your rent... 2 DAYS? My god. Often new sites are indexed at all in Google in 2 days. You should be measuring ranking progress in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Are BAD backlinks worse than NO Backlinks?

Again, you are applying how you would do a ranking by hand. Don't confuse how you would do a ranking with how Google's algo actually works. They are not the same. Google shouldn't reward a site for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Are BAD backlinks worse than NO Backlinks?

Hi there,

First, even if one could classify backlinks as good or bad, "totally irrelevant" backlinks wouldn't be bad backlinks. Your title of the thread was pretty confusing to me on that basis....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,023
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: On vs. Off Page SEO... Who Wins?

It is not that simple.

On-page optimization can be pretty much maxed out (or at least close to it...you could keep on adding internal interconnected pages which would help but the added benefit...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Black Hat SEO

So search engines should have any say with how I handle my site? They have voluntary search engines. I didn't agree or not agree to be in it, nor did I agree to abide by their arbitrary rules.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Article Marketing Robot

I always pre-spin with The Best Spinner. I have tested it and when you don't spin a much higher percentage of the articles go into the supplemental index. Now, no one here can tell you whether that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Article Marketing Robot

Yea, I definitely do it for multiple pages on the same domain. Whether there is any sort of dance, and the length of the dance, would likely depend on how many pages you are linking and how old and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Article Marketing Robot

Well, here's the thing. I'm a big believer in a fairly big drop off of link power when you get multiple links from the same domain, going to the same page.
100 links from 100 different domains, is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Article Marketing Robot

Yikes, go big or go home.

I do the full blast every single time to all the sites. Works like a charm
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Template Footer Links for Backlinks-Anyone have experience with this?

My partner Terry Kyle has done a good amount of it. You don't have to be a designer. You can "sponsor" themes and get your links in that way. There is a marketplace at DP for that sort of thing: Buy...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th October 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: C Class IP Problem

I think the confusion is that it appears there are two uses of the term "class a" (just looked it up:rolleyes:). When IP addresses where created, they did in fact refer to Class a, b and c, as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Site Explorer Links decreased dramatically for you?

Have you not read the 100 posts on this on this forum and elsewhere, including this thread?????!??

Yahoo has acknowledged that they currently have a backlink reporting issue with Yahoo Site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,103
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Why the Value of Massive Spam links is constantly declining in power

I guess I don't follow your thought process after the "now the fun" introduction.

Why would they/we care? It is just work for you with no added value for you. I should start doing this to all my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Why are my back links disappearing?

This is the 3rd thread on this today.

See the first one... http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-ppc-seo-discussion-forum/275993-site-explorer-links-decreased-dramatically-you.html
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Page Rank Update!

..but, it isn't the PR of the domain that matters, it is the incoming backlinks to the domain as a whole that matters. The juice that gets passed on to new inner pages isn't PR, but the link juice...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,103
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Why the Value of Massive Spam links is constantly declining in power

I better start on this now, as i'm sure this is just around the corner, along with the massive Google algo changes.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Page Rank Update!

...or if you sell/flip sites. Of course, I sell links, so i'm in the small segment that it does matter.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: "Broad match" vs "exact match"

Exact: The number of searches for that exact keyword. If your keyword is lose weight, then the exact would be the number who search only for: lose weight.


Broad: the number of searches where...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,103
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Why the Value of Massive Spam links is constantly declining in power

Something is just not right with this.

Take a look at the top 4 listings for the keyword "before", and then look at the top 4 listings for the keyword "after".

What do you notice? NONE of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do keep your info private when purchasing a Domain Name?

Well, we should all be thankful that you aren't a politician I guess since that is insane and thankfully has no basis in reality.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Question: The Truth About The "Different Class-C IP Theory" - What do you think?

Note that there are three main reasons to host your sites on different IPs, and you seem to be conflating them

(1) You want different IPs to give you full link juice, if you use these domains to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: So close - sitting 1/2 down page 2..

Hi Christine,

As already noted, this type of thread (SEO) related is best discussed in the SEO subforum (as most of the many of the 100% SEO guys/gals don't hang out in this particular forum).
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: MayDay In October

here we go again. People fretting (or even thinking about) stuff that you should leave alone. hell, you should be worried that they are expecting all of the glaciers to be gone from Glacier National...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: SEO Strategies

....and then you are ranking with your content, on domains that other people own.

They decide in 4 months they don't like your article because they don't like your profile picture, and they take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: What happens to your backlinks when you transfer to a new domain?

As others stated, a 301 redirect will help, but it is a stated fact by Google that you don't get 100% of the pushed through link juice. You'll get most of it, but it won't be quite as much as to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,073
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: WSO Sellers - Please Don't Do This....

Please re-read.
My point is it would work best if it was operated more like a free market system (not that it currently is run in such a manner). Typically when people argue for "fairer" rules...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Multiple Products --> One PayPal Account - How do you do it?

That is my approach as well. I have XXXXXXX LLC, and all my business gets down under that umbrella generic sounding company.

Tom
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,822
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Angela Backlinks no longer in top 10

Actually, I just wouldn't recommend anyone try to rank GoArticles period. GoArticles is PR4 now (that might be good for Joe Schmoe's blog..but for what many consider as an elite article directory?),...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Do I Need To Be Using A Proxy For Profile Links?

It depends. I prefer to just use proxies 24/7 for all of my online activity. I really don't hackers, Google, or anyone else for that matter to be able to reverse IP me.

But, for profile linking,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: The Case Against Mini-Sites

People pretty much picked up all exact match keyword domains, the big 3, .tv, .info and .biz. I forgot to mention that for the contest where I had an inner page of semi-authority domain beating a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Bookmarking or Backlinking, or Both?

Bookmarking is backlinking:rolleyes:

Backlink Booster is to help get backlinks that you create (especially on new pages, like profile backlinks for instance) indexed by google, not really create...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: EzineArticles is a waste of time for ONE backlink

Actually, in my experience your article is much more likely to be stolen without a link back from EZA rather than "syndicated" with a link back to your site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th October 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 16,022
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: I Learned My Lesson Building Backlinks too Fast!

altough...at least for me, the main reason I mix up my links is as a safety net feature. I certainly could rank on 100% profile links, but that is just stupid and short-sighted, IMHO. You never know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,745
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,745
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Is there anything that really works???

I think your title pretty much sums up the problem as I see it:D

Too many people are looking for a product, or ebook, or strategy to make them money. If you look at the WSO section now, the vast...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th October 2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,370
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Are profile backlinks any good?

I bow down in the presence of a master.



Let me take a look at the top 10 sites for online poker:

- We have the 5 of largest online poker rooms. Surprise here? Not really, considering the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: "I could just post a link to my competitor there and get them banned"

One thing to keep in mind for everyone: Google will say whatever it needs to say to in order to try and curb link spamming. It is just how they operate. Do you think Google will come out with a post...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Is it possible to have no pagerank, yet have PR 3?

First, pagerank is determined on a page, not a domain basis (that is, a "site" doesn't have a pagerank, a page on a site has a pagerank). So i'm assuming you are saying that in this instance the root...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Yahoo and google backlinks discrepancy is HUGE

The short answer: Don't try to compare the data.

Google's data: to be honest, this is often pure bunk when it comes to backlinks. If they actually painted an accurate backlink picture, it would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: The Case Against Mini-Sites

Hi Shane,

I think i'm 99% in agreement with your sentiments, and this coming from a guy that initially did almost entirely mini-sites but in recent history have transitioned to building more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,228
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: OMGBBQ!!1!ONE!! Online marketer does $4 million in sales per hour!! WITH PROOF!

IMHO, these are the sorts of misleading headlines that make the WSO section often look like junk. Clearly by using the term "online" the writer is hoping that the reader will imply that such company...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,228
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: OMGBBQ!!1!ONE!! Online marketer does $4 million in sales per hour!! WITH PROOF!

If this is the general tone of your responses (which it appears it is), I am not surprised at the type of responses you get from your posts. Of course, that is not to mention the need to put...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tom Goodwin
Re: Content is King - the case AGAINST article spinning.

There is no doubt that in some niches, and for some keywords, this is true. But, this is certainly not true for all niches and keywords. There are no doubts tons of niches and keywords that the main...
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