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Forum: Website Design 25th January 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Wordpress forms with spam check - recommendations?

I have used them before. I ended up installing Contact Form 7. It was free and integrates with Google's recaptcha service. Don't think it has a honeypot though. In any case, I will see what happens...
Forum: Website Design 22nd January 2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Wordpress forms with spam check - recommendations?

I have a few sites where I would like to update my Contact forms. The features I would like include:

- honeypot
- Google captcha
- Free

Not sure if this is possible or not. There seems to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Rotating text ads on my site

I am not using Wordpress
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Rotating text ads on my site

I have a website where I want to put a series of text links on there, which rotate. I could have say 20 different topics at any one time.

What is the best way of doing this?

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Am I leaking PageRank from my site?

I have an old discussion forum that is well established. Along the top are some tabs with links to old parts of the site, that are effectively not in use.

Back in the day, there used to be...
Forum: Social Media 24th February 2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Targeting Facebook groups

I will get banned from some paid groups if I do that. I want to do it via FB ads as mentioned. I just need to know if its possible to target a specific FB group or not.
Forum: Social Media 24th February 2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Targeting Facebook groups

I am a member of a bunch of facebook groups about seo etc. Is it possible to set up an ad so that it targets a specific named facebook group?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,299
Posted By DaveSmith2020
eBay - too much competition, no profit?

A friend and I were chatting about eBay the other day, after reading an article of someone making a lot of money on it.

Is eBay so competitive nowadays that there are virtually no margins left...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd January 2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Icons for mind mapping software

I am using the rather fab Xmind mind mapping software and they come with a set of Markers. The ones I am interested in are the numbers and also a pie showing how much a project is complete.

A...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd January 2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Marketing computer training and tech support

How would I go about promoting PC support and training to home users and small businesses? Anyone do this already and do it successfully?

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Outsourcer plagiarised articles

Ok guys, partly my fault. I noticed that she was using some curation, so some of the sentences were quotes. There was a little bit of copying of some phrases, but not enough to warrant a serious...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Outsourcer plagiarised articles

I have had a full time Filipino working for me for the last couple of months. Recently, I asked her to write some articles for me. I put one of them through a plagiarism checker and found she has...
Forum: Website Design 9th December 2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Creating tooltip help for website

Thanks Brandon. Your suggestion led me to find Tippy for WordPress. :)
Forum: Website Design 9th December 2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Creating tooltip help for website

On some Google help pages, they have some bullet point sentences with a ? graphic in a circle at the end of a sentence. If you hover your mouse over there, a second later a help tooltip pops up,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By DaveSmith2020
One Filipino, one site - how would you use them?

I have a Filipino (with good writing skills), who I hired to do some broken link building for me. Its not going too well at the moment, so I wanted to pick the brains of you seo experts on here.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Disavowing links question

I just got an ahrefs subscription and find that I have links to my site from Russian domains, where they have spammed my forum and are linking from 2nd tier spammy sites. Naturally, I want these...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th October 2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Speeding up Outreach - tools, tricks and tips

I have someone doing some Broken Link Building for me full time. They work remotely. At the moment, they are not managing to contact many people each day, maybe about 17.

Some questions for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,368
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Payment To Philippine Workers

If paying $300 per month, and they do 5 days that need paying, how much do you pay them? I mean they might start on 26th of the month, so you pay just for those 5 days. How do you calculate what to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,368
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Payment To Philippine Workers

If you say you are going to pay your filipinos $300 per month, do you just put $300 into your PayPal Send Money request and they get $300? Or do they get $300 less bank charges?

What is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By DaveSmith2020
How to find footprints

I want to target some UK business websites for getting backlinks. So, I figure a resources page or something might be good for finding useful places to place a link.

Two ideas I had:

1. Use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Can-Spam compliance

If I send out emails to ask if other companies want to put my link on their resources page, do I need to have some sort of Can-Spam compliance additions?

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

If any of you guys hire Filipinos and want to chat about management, hiring, talking shop etc, then send me a PM and we can chat on Skype.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

Jeff, what do you mean when you say that 98% of Filipinos have "this kind of attitude in making excuses"?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

Are you referring to Chris Ducker?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

@Cham, thank you for your reply. If someone in the US paid someone in your country an average wage for someone in the Philippines, do you consider that cheap or average? I ask because you said,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

And I will ignore your comment about me thinking I am Apple. It seems you dish it out but can't handle it in return. Sad.

Lets get this thread back on track with intelligent answers rather than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

@Beatinest I think its a great idea to raise the wage of someone who is good. You want to keep the good ones. May I ask what you are paying them? And why are you finding him so valuable?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

To say that Filipinos are unskilled is based on what? They have plenty of university graduates.

Once again, saying they are cheap is trying to imply that cheap=rubbish because the cost is low....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

They aren't writing content for me.

But lets pretend they are. The other person said you need to pay a decent wage. But I am. Decent for someone living in the Philippines.

Why does Apple get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

Don't really get that. No one knows what I am paying them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

List of things gone wrong:

* No report on first day
* No report on second day, despite asking again
* No updated Word document sent despite asking
* Was not at PC at 3pm on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Sending email as text or html?

I will be sending out link building emails. Should I send them as text only or can I have a pic of myself in there, to make it more personal?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

Do you still have full time Filipino workers?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Managing Filipino workers

I checked online and there is some flooding in that area. Also, she just sent me a message saying she thought we were starting again at 7pm, like on the first day. So, since it is not 7pm yet, I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Managing Filipino workers

I just hired a full-time Filipino yesterday to do some link building for me. Working hours are 3pm to 11pm their local time.

Today, I ask for her to send the work in that she has done and she says...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,006
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Virtual Assistant - tools, services, software

Any tools you would give them to help them do link building tasks?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,006
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Virtual Assistant - tools, services, software

I am about to hire a Filipino VA to do link building, research and admin tasks.

What tools do you use with your Virtual Assistants?

e.g. Basecamp, VPS etc.

Dave
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Setting up pop email

If I'm outsourcing some link building, how do I get my VA to use name@mysite.com? Sure, they could set up Outlook on their own PC. But is there an easier way for an outsourcer to get access to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: What email to use for Outreach?

If I'm outsourcing the link building, how do I get them to use name@mysite.com? Sure, they could set up Outlook on their own PC. But is there an easier way for an outsourcer to get access to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: What email to use for Outreach?

Could it get blacklisted more easily that way?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By DaveSmith2020
What email to use for Outreach?

I want to beg a few webmasters for links on their sites. But what email should I use? Gmail? Or is that viewed as spammy? The sites emails?

I want an outsourcer to do it, if that makes any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By DaveSmith2020
How to find decent link builders

I've placed ads on Odesk before for a linkbuilder. What happened? I get inundated with over 100 replies, all essentially saying similar things. i.e. I will senuke, bulk forum post etc.

I have a...
Forum: Website Design 24th March 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Creating an authority based site split by category

Ahh yes, silos. That sounds very familiar and makes sense! I will check out some stuff on that.
Forum: Website Design 21st March 2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Creating an authority based site split by category

I have a site that is split into multiple sections based on category. It has a similar feel to this site: Business Accounting | Inc.com (http://www.inc.com/basic-accounting?nav=navbar)

You can see...
Forum: Social Media 20th December 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: My Twitter efforts are pathetic!

Are there any Twitter tools that let you type in the name of the twitter account and find out who is following that account?
Forum: Social Media 20th December 2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By DaveSmith2020
My Twitter efforts are pathetic!

212 Tweets, 4 Following and 3 Followers. Are these kind of stats normal or actually quite abysmal?

What am I doing wrong??

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Creating popup surveys

I want to create a popup survey on a vbulletin forum I own, just like you get sometimes when you go to Microsoft and they ask for feedback.

It would:

1. Popup a small window to say 20% of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Value of PR1 site

I have a forum with 2 posts in it (!) and its coming up for renewal. It has a PR1. Should I just let the domain expire or keep it? Does a PR1 site have any value at all?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Building traffic to a fledgling authority site

They need to have something to come into, hence the content development. I like to think long term.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Building traffic to a fledgling authority site

I started a website 2 months ago that consists of WordPress and a forum. Currently, I have about 18 articles on the site and a reasonable number of posts in the forum. I'm spending about $700 per...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Automated Social Links

I have a whitehat blog that I am building into an authority site with eventually hundreds of articles. I'm sure over time Google will start to rank my site of its own accord. However, to give it a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Where do they get their photos from?

The thing is the cost between the sizes makes a big difference so I really need to find out. Unfortunately, I find the wording of the T&C confusing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Re: Where do they get their photos from?

Thanks for the link Paul. I know these sites have different sizes. If I bought a 100x100 size for example, am I allowed to resize it using Photoshop? Or do you have to display it at the size you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveSmith2020
Where do they get their photos from?

Take a hugely popular site like inc dot com. Each article has a corresponding photo. Do they buy them from iStockphoto or something? Must get mighty expensive if they do.

Are there any cheaper...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By DaveSmith2020
How to Create & Grow an Authority Site from Scratch

I am about to hire a fulltime Virtual Assistant, who's task will be to help me build and grow an authority site from scratch, both in content and traffic. The site will have a forum and the CMS will...
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