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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Looking to buy content for my membership website

My question, then, would be why are you building a website around IM if you lack knowledge and the resources to hire that knowledge?

It will be much, much easier for you (not to mention valuable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Looking to buy content for my membership website

Wow.

Thanks for reminding me why I check in here so much less often these days.

You want to charge people a monthly fee for a membership site that teaches them to 'make money online'- yet you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: .info domain value

Fair enough on the naming point, but I'm still unsure about this. I'd imagine that those unhosted domains also have no IBLs pointing to them either- so measuring it is a moot point.

I'd be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: .info domain value

Hi Alexa,

Though I agree with your views on the value of domains stated in your post, I do want to question you on this point. IIRC, pagerank has nothing to do with web 'pages', but is actually an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: HITS stands for "how idiots track success" is that true?

Website A: 500 UVs a day- 0 sales

Website B: 100 UVs a day- 10 sales

Which website is succesful?

Simple really ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,390
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Tell me what you think of my new eBook cover...

I think it looks terrific- and what's really weird is I've been reading a lot about lucid dreaming recently, and then I see this post.

Spooooookkkyyy....

I look forward to reading it, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Driving traffic for embarrassing niches

Thanks everyone- I can't believe I hadn't thought of forum marketing! <facepalm>

Russerg, YouTube seems like a good way to go, I don't have a huge amount of experience with video marketing so will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Driving traffic for embarrassing niches

Evening everyone!

So I've been racking my brains for a while on this one now, and thought I'd throw it out to some of you wonderful people!

I have a few sites that provide information for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: The Myth (And Danger) of Posting To Your Blog Every Day

Hi fin,

I've read a lot of your posts and always find them valuable, so please don't take my following disagreement as any sign of disrespect!

I honestly think that blogging everyday (I guess...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,570
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Blogger Threatened with Jail!!

I have to agree with Kay here.

This is not as case of 'free speech'. This is a case of someone promoting a diet for their own ends and claiming that it cured a serious and long-term (usally life...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Does Internet Marketing Gurus Realy exist?Do you know some of them?

...Ever notice how weird the word 'guru' both looks and sounds if you see/say it enough? :rolleyes:

I think my head might be about to explode.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: To Fire or Not To Fire?

I don't think they tried to 'fool you' by having someone take care of it for them, I think that it was an honest attempt to make sure that you received results in their absence.

On the other hand,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Legal Question

DO NOT DO THIS.

It can give the appearance of the domain being registered in 'bad faith', ie. to extort money from the company. Also known as 'cyber-squatting', this kind of practice could see you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Im sick of lying marketers, we can't all be #1 in Google

By realising that Google is far, far from being the only traffic source. The idea that it is kills so many people's business it's unreal.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

I'm somewhat confused as to the link between my post and that quote from the TOS, Tim.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

Actually that's an incorrect assumption, but by the by anyway.

If you read my posts (I assume you did but the point was easy to miss) I acknowledged that yes, if Google use the data gathered from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

Fair enough- like I said it's a viewpoint I don't understand, I'm not suggesting it doesn't have its merits :)

I get what you mean about not everyone having their sites penalized because of algo...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

This (and I mean no disrespect by this) is the mentality that I just can't understand.

If Google lists any MFA or thin affiliate sites in the SERPS, then they've already 'found' them. If one gets...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Should i create my own logo for my business or get one made on fiverr?

The fact is that designers will tell you to spend big, wheras this is obviously a distorted opinion.

Look at one of the most recognisable logos in the world- Nike's 'Swoosh' cost $35. A logo does...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,734
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: All my sites were "penalized" today. Anyone else?

Yes, they could marry up the data, but it wouldn't tell them anything about unnatural linking. WMT is only a small window into what Google already knows about you- installing that tells G nothing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,734
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: All my sites were "penalized" today. Anyone else?

Because the script for analytics only tracks visitor activity on your site (and then only if JavaScript is enabled in their browser). This means that any data that G gleans about backlinks to your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

False, or at least it should be.

The vast majority of my link building has nothing to do with search engine ranking. Frankly, I could care less what Google thinks about my site.

The aim should...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,734
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: All my sites were "penalized" today. Anyone else?

Whilst I accept that this did happen- I also believe that webmasters with 'un-natural' links (as defined by Google) who did not have WMT installed would have also been slapped- they just wouldn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

No, it's to allow you access to data that you couldn't otherwise get. This is certainly the case with WMT. There are plenty of providers for traffic analysis, GA is just one of many options out...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

No, a reconsideration request will only hurt you if your website still doesn't meet Google's quality guidelines.

People should really stop worrying about Google being able to access your data and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,687
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: haha, funny - how google analytics could be 'hurting' you...

Sorry, I just fail to understand the argument here.

The data that G gets regarding your site from Analytics is from data on your website. How does this give them information about linking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Can Your Site Lose Its Rankings Because Of Competitors’ Negative SEO?

I'll admit, my poll response was before I'd read the articles linked to in this thread.

In the face of the evidence, I would have to say that it appears negative SEO can work, however I think an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

I am reading your posts before I reply Fadiz, I just don't agree with your point.

It seems to me that your idea of syndication being bad for SEO is based on a thought process rather than seeing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do I get commission for CB products I buy??

How so?

As far as I can see there is no problem with doing this, especially if the discount received increases the likelihood of affiliates providing honest and thorough product reviews.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

Regardless of whether or not you were talking about a different topic or not Fadiz, saying that syndicating your content is bad for SEO purposes is still wrong.

I've never seen a negative effect...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Article Syndication: Question on Choosing Topics and Targeting Syndication Partners

I agree with the point that G values quality articles and is increasing the extent to which it does.

However... my philosophy is always to write for my readers, not for the search engines, and if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Is it safe to delete a website from Google Webmaster Tools?

As far as I'm aware, the data that is available on WMT is data that Google gains from crawling your website whether or not you have WMT installed.

Webmaster tools is just a UI so that you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: What essential pages do I need for my blog?

You're on the button with a privacy policy and compensation disclosure. It has nothing to do with the type of affiliate product you promote or the source, the FTC want you to disclose any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

Yeah that's true, I guess it was just a random moment of panic earlier! :eek:

I am looking to put more effort into syndication- I suppose it was just a moment of doubt about the strategy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

Hi Joe, I realise that this reply is probably taking the thread off topic a bit, but this is a thought that occured to me earlier- do you take into account how your syndication partners get their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,490
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: How To Make Money Online

Agreed. The idea that SEO and search engine rankings are the only way to make money online is ludicrous.

I'm a firm advocate that the majority of web traffic should come from sources other than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,050
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: The Honest Truth About PLR

I actually bought my first PLR pack the other day, initially looking for material that could be adapted into subscription bait. Instead, I found a big pack of 100 PLR articles in several niches, with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: finding developers to work for equity!

It won't be easy to find, a lot of these guys will need cash in the now to feed their families, pay their bills etc.

You could possibly find more luck with a cash+equity deal, though I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,008
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Please read - Losing job so need to use my time effectively

Whilst I agree with you that sites using thin content to get ranked in the SERPS and using Adsense for income are getting their rankings slapped (and rightly so), I think using the catch-all term...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,008
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Please read - Losing job so need to use my time effectively

Hi Jodie, I'm sorry to hear about your situation with your job.

But, congratulations for getting your other site to a position where it is earnining consistently! :)

How is it currently making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

I'm pretty sure not- but in all actuality what Google say is beside the point. As JoeRobinson mentioned earlier, Google traffic is not the aim when following a strategy of article syndication.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

<facepalm>

SeekSucces, it's almost like you've not read what Alexa and others have been saying. There is no duplicate content penalty for syndicating your content to other sites.

The DCP is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Looking for Guest Poster...?

As someone who has provided guest blog posts on myblogguest in the past, and still do today I can assure you that there is at least one very high quality guest blogger on there :rolleyes:

In all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Why the Patent system is flawed and why the world should run Open-Source

Disagree, it would have driven innovation amongst competitors to create something different, rather than hopping on the bandwagon with 'me too' products.

The system may be flawed, but it's the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,804
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Do forums backlinks work?

IMO, less and less effectively.

I agree with the point made in this article (http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/step-towards-ethical-link-building/) by Pat over at smartpassive income- that forum...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,630
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: The Truth About Kindle

Yah, as a Kindle owner I can definitely say that the Kindle Marketplace will not be 'fried' at any point soon.
I tend to download a couple of books a week (nothing IM related, mind) and can't see...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: XRumer Blast Freelancer - Type of results? Bad for site?

Again, playing devil's advocate, I can't understand the viewpoint that part of a backlinking strategy somehow affects the legitimacy and longetivity of a business.

Relying on SE traffic in itself...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: XRumer Blast Freelancer - Type of results? Bad for site?

So far as I'm aware in the UK, this isn't illegal.. perhaps you're thinking of email spam? I'm not sure about the rules in the US being unfamiliar with the legal system stateside, but I imagine it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 751
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: What would you expect from a $5 WSO?

I don't care what the price of any product is, I'll always expect a product to deliver what was advertised.

Whether it's a $5 report or $5000 software suite, I want the product to do exactly what...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: XRumer Blast Freelancer - Type of results? Bad for site?

Look, I don't agree with using Xrumer, but calling it 'cheating' and suggesting that only a certain way of doing business is the 'right' way is unfair.

A mark of a succesful entrepreneur is that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Finding KW Ideas w/o a Seed KW

No, because you would have to be able to analyse every single possible combination of words in the English language- which is probably running into near infinite levels.

Also, can you imagine how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Why did my traffic drop to 0 after changing website template designs?

Was your GA code part of your template?

If so, you may have accidentaly deleted it so analytics can't track your traffic. Just re-add the code to your blog if this is the case and reporting should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 944
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: What makes Internet Marketing Interesting?

Again, I'm a bit confused here. Paid traffic is where Google make their money, so if there is any implication here that paid traffic can somehow harm a site, it is completely false.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 944
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: What makes Internet Marketing Interesting?

Sorry, I had to pull up this post since it represents a complete misunderstanding of what PPC is. I think you're getting it confused with 'paid surfing' networks, rather than Pay Per Click...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 907
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: What's up with posting everyday?

(Disclaimer, I've never read Copyblogger so this is all generalisation on my part)

It's all a case of cause and effect. What's to say that they don't get millions of views because they create...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By MidlandsMarketer
Re: Micro Niche Site Guide Anyone..?

Funnily enough, the key message of that thread is exactly the opposite to your suggestion.
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