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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,005
Posted By ehicks727
Re: What contracts are required for an Independent Contractor with Profit Sharing agreement?

This is only one small project... it's not all my eggs. This isn't my company's core business... it's a side project that we are experimenting with. If the programmer can do a killer job with it,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,005
Posted By ehicks727
What contracts are required for an Independent Contractor with Profit Sharing agreement?

Have any of you hired a programmer who you classify as an independent contractor, but his/her compensation is a profit sharing agreement??

I'm searching through LegalZoom to see which contracts I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By ehicks727
Auto-refreshing page - is this a no-no for Google?

I'm working with a client that runs a sports news release service. I'm inheriting legacy code and I'm trying to sort it all out.

Anyway, it looks like they have an auto-refresh in the header
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Link pages - should I nofollow?

Thanks for your advice everyone. I appreciate it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Link pages - should I nofollow?

It's a links page, as in other resources people might find useful. So it's one-way links, non-solicited. The client just wanted a links page to give her viewers some more resources about her site's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By ehicks727
Link pages - should I nofollow?

I'm sure I'll get some variety of opinion here, but I'd like to ask what would you do if you have a client with a "link page" that links out to upwards of 100 sites. It's a pretty strong site (PR5,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Why do people still use “number scarcity tactic” for digital products?

There are legit reasons for scarcity. I'm working on a few products right now that I want to limit the spread of this knowledge.

Unlike some marketers, I actually want my customers to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By ehicks727
Re: 1 sale per Metropolitan area - how do I do it?

Ah, good thinking. I could probably set up a dynamic sales pages by lat/lon linked to my sales database. If that geo-area gets sold, then put a SOLD OUT sales page instead of a sales page.

There...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By ehicks727
1 sale per Metropolitan area - how do I do it?

How would I go about making a single sale per metropolitan area? This isn't just a simple shopping cart issue here... This is going to be a membership product, so I only want 1 person to purchase a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By ehicks727
Re: What would you do with a Vet's email list?

As always, Warriors come through! Thank you for your help. You've given me some good ideas that will help out a hard working, local vet.

Any additional ideas are still welcome!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By ehicks727
What would you do with a Vet's email list?

Friend of mine is a Veterinarian and has a fairly large email list of clients.

Without totally alienating his clientele (doesn't want to hard sell), what are some good ways he can leverage his...
Forum: Programming 28th April 2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How to enhance my PHP development skill and also start learning .NET to get into it as well?

Learn some PHP Frameworks (CodeIgniter, Zend) and improve your OOP. After I learned CodeIgniter well, my coding skills skyrocketed.

No advice on .NET. I took VB and C# classes, decided I like...
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By ehicks727
Re: SalesPage: How Can I Write a "Story" Without Lying?

Use NLP metaphor.... "that reminds me of a story I heard once..." Tell a story with a "moral" and don't explain it. It lets their unconscious work on it and makes them suggestible to whatever else...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Anyone running a PAID social networking site? Think Facebook/Myspace/Wordpress all in one

Ok, Dolphin looks like EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Anyone running a PAID social networking site? Think Facebook/Myspace/Wordpress all in one

Ning is pretty good, but I have to self-host it.... unless there's a download-able version of it! Let me check.

I need to control it, and the data.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Anyone running a PAID social networking site? Think Facebook/Myspace/Wordpress all in one

Thanks for the tip on Dolphin. I'm checking it out right now.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By ehicks727
Anyone running a PAID social networking site? Think Facebook/Myspace/Wordpress all in one

I'm trying to find the best platform/framework to run a paid social networking site on.

This is going to be sports related, where teens/young adults (or parents) can create a page to "show off"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Rankings Plummet

Google has lots and lots of servers. It takes time for the main index to replicate across the entire server network. You may have just hit one of the servers that hasn't updated the index yet.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Tool for finding out SERP rank?

hmmm... you just gave me an awesome idea. Don't know if you knew it or not, but Google just finally opened an API for Analytics, and I should be able to programatically grab the list of keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Rankings Plummet

Was your site ranked well for about two weeks?? If so, you might be experiencing what I call the Google new content "bump". Google gives preference to new content, gives it a nice bump in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Taking a Poll...How many People think they have Mastered SEO???

Ultimately, we're battling an algorithm. SEO is akin to hacking, there's always more and new ways to hack a system, and there are always new security measures being built all the time. It never...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By ehicks727
Re: In search results, what does blue vs. black mean?

Sorry, I updated my post, so maybe we're crossing posts here... I'm not sure I can answer that question... maybe someone else can.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By ehicks727
Re: In search results, what does blue vs. black mean?

Google highlights the keyword phrase you were searching on in the search results for you.

update: ah, you're talking about the stop words. Google "google stop words" and read up on it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How do you find your Google position

Thanks for the feedback, and I appreciate your situation. I'm pretty tight too.

I designed this for an SEO firm to use that I was freelancing for. I no longer work for them and now just check my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How do you find your Google position

I wrote a program that does exactly what you're asking. I've been trying to figure out if there's a demand for this service, and how much to price it.

Basically, I can take any number of keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Unique C-class IP addresses for addon domains

The "theory" is that if you have two domains, each on a different class C subnet, your links from one domain to the other will carry just a little more juice than if you have two domains with IP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Magento or ZenCar?-for beginner

Magento was designed from the beginning with SEO in mind. A VERY good shopping cart, in my opinion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,458
Posted By ehicks727
Re: What is a good HD camcorder?

Exactly what is "lower end" to you? What's your exact price range, this makes a difference on recommendations.

I have both a Canon FS100 ($300) and a Canon Vixia HF20 ($850). The difference...
Forum: Programming 24th April 2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By ehicks727
Re: What Are Your Thoughts on Certifications?

I remember back in the early 90s, I got my NetWare certification. At the time, a cert actually meant something because only serious people were getting them. However, once everyone started jumping...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Unique C-class IP addresses for addon domains

Listen, I'm not trying to start a fight here, but you're wrong! Either you're using incorrect terminology, or something, but you are making incorrect statements. Maybe you've never had a host that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Unique C-class IP addresses for addon domains

That's not a true statement. It depends on your backend software. I use nexcess.net with InterWorx control panel and I can request as many dedicated IP addresses as I want ($2/month fee). They...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By ehicks727
Re: SEO Longtail keywords - How long does it take?

You missed the context of the question... the OP was referring to LONG TAIL KEYWORD PHRASES. On-page optimization will do miracles on it's own.




This is the most un-informed statement I've...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By ehicks727
Re: SEO Longtail keywords - How long does it take?

If you did your on-page optimization well, you should expect Google to pick up a brand new page within a week to a month. It depends on a few things...

1. Did you submit a sitemap to Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Does this sound good? SEO developer guarantees top 3 positions for major keyword or money back.

Well, my thoughts on it are this... what keywords are they guaranteeing??

When you see an SEO guarantee, they usually will guarantee stuff like, top 10 position for "your keyword phrase" ...
Forum: Programming 23rd April 2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Web Server OS

I put my vote in for CentOS. It's the best web server platform, imoh.
Forum: Programming 23rd April 2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By ehicks727
Re: What Are Your Thoughts on Certifications?

If you work for a consulting firm, then you need certs. If you are freelance, then you don't need certs, but you need either history/portfolio or good salesmanship. If you work for corporate and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Help indexing all my pages...

It takes time. The way you can ensure your site will be indexed is to submit a sitemap, make sure you don't have duplicate content, pages that you want to get indexed quickly, link to them from your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Fastest Way To Get A Site Indexed in Google?

submit sitemap and wait. This topic has been beaten to death here... search for it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By ehicks727
Re: I want a double listing. My homepage is on page 1, but my second page is on page 13.

I get double links all the time with no backlinks, or links of any kind. Just optimize both pages for the same keyword phrase and you'll get your double link. Don't duplicate the content though.....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,681
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

Thunderbird is an email client, not an autoresponder. It won't do what you want to do. Just pay the money for Aweber or some thing like that.. .don't cheap out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Best Shopping Cart that supports 1-click upsells?

In my opinion, Magento is the best shopping cart going right now. I don't know about "one click", but they have the functionality to list related items and I believe upsells.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Wordpress MU 2.7.1 or Wordpress 2.7.1 ?

Wordpress isn't really a "community" software, and nothing like Facebook.

You should look at elgg.org instead. That is much more like Facebook than Wordpress.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Keyword density

Keyword density is not "bunk", as a previous posted said. However, it is simply just a guideline, not a hard and fast rule.

The biggest problem is there is no standard definition for calculating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Experience in Leaving NameCheap?

I listened to a Mike Filsaime podcast once where he talked about the dangers of GoDaddy. GoDaddy has a little hidden thing in their ToS where if they get a complaint about spam, they'll lock your...
Forum: Programming 23rd April 2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,413
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Which is the best IDE for PHP lanuage?

Ditto on NetBeans. I was using Eclipse, but when NetBeans added PHP support, I switched in a heartbeat.

Best thing, in my opinion, is the FTP support. With Eclipse, you have to jump through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,171
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How Can I Block Google Completely?

You can also go into Google Webmaster Tools and find the Remove URL tool to completely block your site. It takes a week or so to de-index your site, but it'll be blocked for good.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Starting a Forum / Discussion Board

I've tried to start forums in the past. Getting over "critical mass" is REALLY hard. There's really only two models that work that I know of. You either have to be some sort of support forum for a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd April 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Traffic with Search Keywords

That's kind of gimmicky. Why can't you add some actual content where you plug those words in? Or better yet, make a separate page for each of those keyword phrases! The more keyword phrases you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Camtasia or Maybe Webcam Issue

Could be the internal electronic interference of your computer... don't know.

There's a video tutorial on Camtaisa's website on how to use the tool that isolates noise and removes it. Try that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How do I take a screenshot?

if you have windows, you can make the window you want to snap active by clicking somewhere in it, then press ALT+PrntScrn (PrntScrn should be a button on your keyboard somewhere)

This saves the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By ehicks727
Re: When is Joomla better to use than Wordpress?

I also switched from Joomla to Wordpress a few years back. The main problem with Joomla (then) was SEO. Previous to 1.5, Joomla absolutely sucked for SEO. It still might, but I don't know......
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Need quick advice about how-to videos

I thought about selling it as a DVD, but then I'm sure I'd be asking for trouble. I'm going to stick with the membership site.

What if it's a SERVICE... for instance, I want to screen record how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How do I block IP from Romanian spammers in Wordpress???

Why not just use Askimet plugin? It works pretty well for me.
Forum: Programming 21st April 2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Open office tech help please

Unless there's some whacky MSOffice specific code in the docs that your program is creating, you should just be able to open OpenOffice, and click OPEN FILE, and then there should be a drop down box...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By ehicks727
Need quick advice about how-to videos

I am in the idea stage about making a product, but was struck with a thought that could de-rail the whole thing...

Can I screen-record (Camtasia) a how-to video that is based on other softwares...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Writing An E-Book? Hope This Helps You Reach Your Goals!

This is exactly why I started studying NLP. One of the first lessons is learning to recognize incongruencies. In online marketing, you need to eliminate these from your web copy, and in this case,...
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