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Forum: Web Design & Development 09-23-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By MikeF0421
The BBB is a giant scam. Check out this video. ...

The BBB is a giant scam. Check out this video.

2020 Investigation - We are too "Classy" to be muscled by the Better Business Bureau. - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6CE1jCmnkE)

Do...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 09-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By MikeF0421
The advertiser that told you that is an idiot and...

The advertiser that told you that is an idiot and has no idea what she is talking about. If you don't believe me, how many times do you think the same product descriptions show up on products for...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-19-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By MikeF0421
You can get rid of 90% of your comment spam by...

You can get rid of 90% of your comment spam by not allowing any links in the comments. Don't even allow people to use their name as anchor text.

Those kind of links do nothing but hurt your...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-14-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By MikeF0421
It actually will make things easier, not more...

It actually will make things easier, not more difficult. The only people that are facing challenges are those who think SEnuke X makes them an SEO.
Forum: Web Design & Development 03-03-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By MikeF0421
I'm a big fan of ASUS. You may want to take a...

I'm a big fan of ASUS. You may want to take a look at them.

In my opinion, they build some great stuff at an affordable price. They are not so well known that you are paying a little extra for the...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By MikeF0421
The ONLY thing besides a Google penalty that...

The ONLY thing besides a Google penalty that would cause a page to lose PR is a loss of links. PR is a measure of the quality of incoming links to a page. Has nothing to do with what CMS you use.
...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By MikeF0421
I see people complaining about Google's updates...

I see people complaining about Google's updates over the past year all the time. What gets me though is that these updates should have come as a surprise to nobody. Google had long warned people not...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-20-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By MikeF0421
At the end of the day, it really does not matter...

At the end of the day, it really does not matter all that much. You can brand just about anything if you do it right.

However, if someone already owns and is using the .com, I would never go with...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 10-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By MikeF0421
Seems pretty stupid to choose between these two...

Seems pretty stupid to choose between these two options.

Why don't you go after higher ranked blogs that are related to your niche instead?
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 08-22-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By MikeF0421
I completely agree with this. Depending on...

I completely agree with this.

Depending on who you use as your autoresponder, to save yourself some headache with creating a directory with a password, you can also usually just send the eBook in...
Forum: Web Design & Development 08-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By MikeF0421
It really is no different than promoting anything...

It really is no different than promoting anything else. You can setup your own site that filters traffic to your page. From there I would use, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, etc. Facebook would...
Forum: Web Design & Development 07-27-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By MikeF0421
I'm sorry, but this is really bad advice. The...

I'm sorry, but this is really bad advice. The competition in the Google Keyword Tool has NOTHING to do with the level of SEO competition. It has nothing to do with rankings.

It only tells you the...
Forum: Web Design & Development 02-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By MikeF0421
Nevermind. I found the code to exclude the forum...

Nevermind. I found the code to exclude the forum directory from the redirect and that worked.
Forum: Web Design & Development 02-01-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By MikeF0421
IP Board - Cannot login after non-WWW to WWW redirect

Anyone familiar with IP Board?

I have a client that had some canonical issues. Their domain had both the non-www version and www version without redirecting one to the other. I edited the...
Forum: Web Design & Development 01-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By MikeF0421
Instead of a new computer, you could look at...

Instead of a new computer, you could look at running Windows on the MacBook. You have to run it under something called Parallels. I'm not a Mac person, but I'm sure you can Google the info.

If...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 12-25-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,080
Posted By MikeF0421
The problem I have with MS is that it is slow and...

The problem I have with MS is that it is slow and very unreliable. It goes down all the time.

In their videos, they give some horrible advice such as using the number of listings in a Google...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 12-05-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,080
Posted By MikeF0421
You reminded me, PageRank is another nearly...

You reminded me, PageRank is another nearly useless metric when looking at competition. Facebook has a PR of 10, but I can outrank it for a billion different keywords.

It is way more important...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 12-05-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,080
Posted By MikeF0421
For finding search counts, the Google Keyword...

For finding search counts, the Google Keyword Tool is really all you need. All of Market Samurai's search counts are pulled directly from here anyhow.

I will sometimes use Google Related...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 12-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,080
Posted By MikeF0421
I think Market Samurai is a complete waste of...

I think Market Samurai is a complete waste of money. To each their own though.

Whatever you do, make sure you do not listen to the advice they give in the tutorials for picking out keywords. ...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11-27-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By MikeF0421
I would stay away from George's course too. ...

I would stay away from George's course too. Anyone who says that you should go to the Google search bar and enter your keyword in quotes, then see how many listings there are to determine the level...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11-27-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By MikeF0421
A couple of things that would make me run from...

A couple of things that would make me run from this product...

If I Google "income hybrid", they do not even rank #1 for their own product. If you are selling a product that is supposed to bring...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 11-23-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By MikeF0421
I work as an SEO, so maybe I am a little biased...

I work as an SEO, so maybe I am a little biased here, but if there was one thing you were going to spend money on (besides the obvious things like a domain name, hosting, etc) I would make it SEO.
...
Forum: Web Design & Development 11-23-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By MikeF0421
No offense, but nobody should be "learning to do...

No offense, but nobody should be "learning to do SEO" on their client's websites.

Learn how to rank your own sites first before you do any serious damage to a business owner's website.
Forum: Web Design & Development 11-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By MikeF0421
I do SEO for a couple of webdesign firms. They...

I do SEO for a couple of webdesign firms. They like it because they had me sign a NDA, so they take credit for all the work. I like it because they keep me busy with plenty of work.

You can PM...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By MikeF0421
Just be careful that they are real and genuine...

Just be careful that they are real and genuine comments.

One tactic many spammers use it to purposely leave a comment that is controversial or inflammatory because it is more likely to get...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 10-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By MikeF0421
I think in general this board is pretty dead...

I think in general this board is pretty dead because there are far better forums going in the affiliate marketing realm. This one needs to be moderated better. There are too many people that are...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 09-19-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By MikeF0421
I use MaxBounty. I almost never use any...

I use MaxBounty.

I almost never use any kind of paid ads to promote a CPA offer. Unless it is a really high paying CPA offer with a pretty decent conversion rate, it will never make a profit.
...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 09-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
I've tested both methods to see how many got...

I've tested both methods to see how many got indexed. I never noticed a difference in the number of articles being indexed by search engines whether they were spun or not.

The biggest advocates...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 08-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By MikeF0421
Sorry, but you are completely wrong about this. ...

Sorry, but you are completely wrong about this. I'm assuming that you never tested either of these and are just rehashing garbage some "guru" told you, because if you had actually tested it you...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 08-31-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By MikeF0421
Incansoft makes one. AdBot...

Incansoft makes one.

AdBot (http://www.incansoft.com/IS0039.php) (Not an affiliate link)

I only played with it a little bit. I don't submit that many ads. It is semi-automated. For the...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 08-31-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
I never spin my articles. I just submit them to...

I never spin my articles. I just submit them to all the article directories. Despite what other people have said on here, search engines do not care if the article is a duplicate. It is called...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 08-03-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
You certainly could do that, and some people do...

You certainly could do that, and some people do in fact do it.

On the other hand, if I'm collecting good quality backlinks, I would rather just point them at my main site instead of having a...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 07-30-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
Well whether you submit the same article or a...

Well whether you submit the same article or a different article to an article directory, the link from the article directory itself is absolute crap. There is NO article directory that is going to...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 07-27-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By MikeF0421
Chris was also booted out of the Warrior Forum...

Chris was also booted out of the Warrior Forum because he was creating fake profiles and posting about his own products to create buzz. Not the kind of marketer I would want to follow, but to each...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 07-06-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By MikeF0421
Unless you are marketing specifically to internet...

Unless you are marketing specifically to internet marketers, it is probably a waste of time at this point.

I do not think too many everyday folk have any clue what it is.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 07-04-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By MikeF0421
Tracking your backlinks is a huge waste of time. ...

Tracking your backlinks is a huge waste of time. For one thing, none of the search engines will ever show all of your backlinks.

If you want to analyze your backlinks, pick up SEO SpyGlass. ...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-18-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By MikeF0421
They can be spammy, but it depends how you use...

They can be spammy, but it depends how you use them. They are often easily abused. Those people almost never see any lasting results from them though. I simply use them to save me time doing the...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By MikeF0421
jlynn, You are putting words in my mouth. I...

jlynn,

You are putting words in my mouth. I never insinuated that consumers are brain dead drones.

What I stated was true. Out of consumers shopping for goods and/or services, 99.9% of them...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By MikeF0421
Your logic is a bit flawed. Only those...

Your logic is a bit flawed.

Only those people who are in internet marketing know that SEO is "working" the system, as you put it. The average everyday person has no idea what drives first page...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-15-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By MikeF0421
This is not true. Google will not do anything...

This is not true. Google will not do anything for a huge increase in backlinks.

If that were true, I would just have all my competitors blasted with backlinks until I outranked them.
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
Total, about 10 years, but only really serious...

Total, about 10 years, but only really serious about it the past 5 or 6 years.
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By MikeF0421
True. It also depends on your financial...

True. It also depends on your financial situation. About 90% of people that I have seen turn to internet marketing have done so because of some kind of financial hardship. They needed money and...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-09-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By MikeF0421
A couple of things. First of all, I don't...

A couple of things.

First of all, I don't track the PR of any of my sites. It is a waste of time if you do. The only thing that matters is where your site ranks for the keywords you are...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
The best option is Article Marketing Robot.

The best option is Article Marketing Robot.
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-09-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By MikeF0421
PPC can be good if you know what you are doing. ...

PPC can be good if you know what you are doing. However, if you are new to internet marketing and do not have a large disposable budget, I would recommend staying as far away from PPC as you can. ...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-09-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By MikeF0421
I suppose we'll see the New York Times,...

I suppose we'll see the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, etc. all slapped by Google then since 90% of their content is taken from the Associated Press.

Sorry, but I have seen no proof...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-06-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
One other thing. The Panda Update had nothing to...

One other thing. The Panda Update had nothing to do with automated article submissions.

Panda had to do with scraped content and sites deemed by Google to be "content farms". Ezine articles,...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-06-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
No No No. You are wrong too. First of all,...

No No No. You are wrong too.

First of all, almost ALL article directories accept "duplicate content". The only one I am aware of right now that will not is Buzzle. I'm sure there are a few...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 06-01-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By MikeF0421
I do not know where you get this kind of...

I do not know where you get this kind of information from, but you really need to stop posting it.

First of all, you have no clue what duplicate content is if you think that this will cause a...
Forum: Web Design & Development 05-31-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By MikeF0421
You in no way want each of those 84 pages...

You in no way want each of those 84 pages pointing to all the other 84 pages. That would be an awful site structure for SEO purposes. Each outbound link drains away a little bit of your pagerank. ...
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