What percentage of people who search for and click on your image also click the link to go to your site?
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What percentage of people who search for and click on your image also click the link to go to your site?
Thanks a lot for all of the feedback. My decision is not to have a temporary redirect. I want something permanent. A news driven site based on my main keywords. 100 percent automated with Google ads...
I remember the home page ranking well for a while, even though the social network filled with spam was on another folder. Around the time of penguin the whole domain was deindexed.
90% of his income comes from affiliate programs:
And 90% of that has to do with building and marketing a blog. In other words: He needs to show off. And he probably invests quite a bit into...
I have registered a domain which has the same name as my site, but .info and I put up some social media platforms on there to test them.
Then I didn't do anything with the domain and just recently...
Not sure I understand what you are saying. If I go to Youtube to search for a video and instead receive a 3rd party download link, what point is there in having Youtube to begin with?
Exactly. Just having visitors won't cut it. Having repeat visitors will.
This should be easy to detect. Why doesn't Google do more about it?
I wondered this lately as Youtube is very advanced when it comes to detecting copyright material, yet there are so many videos showing up for top keywords where you only get a message to download...
None of which I recommend. I go with what Bill was saying. Create good content, use catchy titles in the blog posts. The catchy title will make people click. The quality of the post will cause people...
I will look into blocking next week. I have also changed all settings to private, so the forum can now only be viewed by members. Finally the spamming has stopped.
If we are talking about forum posting in contrast to just signature links, branding is a huge part of it. When I sported my Firetown logo for example and started following some people on Twitter, I...
First paid labor:
Delivering newspapers. Not sure about hourly wage, but dollar an hour rings true.
Washing dishes. I lasted only for 4 hours, so it doesn't count. ;)
I remember one guy a few years ago scamming several members with that.
Either add your real location or leave it blank if you don't want people to know.
Yes, China is number 1. Ukraine number 2. 3 times as more from China than Ukraine.
How do I block traffic from China?
No, the host screwed up by switching their own settings.
Added: I also changed settings on my forum to make it 100% hidden and private and spammers still try to register.
What i their...
It's just like with Disavow. "Social signals" Google needs. Our feedback. And of course, Google gets rid of more competition that way. But indeed a warning system for scams etc. would be ideal. Only...
Ok everything is fixed. Thankfully I had a test version of smf running on another folder and that was intact, so I could just copy some of the settings over. Really easy and it worked.
On a sidenote: My highest traffic posts also seem to be the oldest posts of my blog.
Well both are free. I may look into purchasing the sw that dp uses now. I like that one a lot.
I have just detected a major security hole in SMF. Unbelievable really.
Well, I will stick with it for a while. Moving it to phpbb sounds like a pain to me.
I also like the look of smf a...
Thanks, found a thread on their forum
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the ser
Uploaded the test file:
Ok, it worked. Thanks a lot!
I also have an SMF forum hosted on the same server:
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the...
Just checked and default-constants.php is an empty file. Do I simply copy this file in there?
default-constants.php in tags/3.5.1/wp-includes – WordPress Trac
My host messed up and now my blog shows:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_initial_constants() in /home/rhesusn2/public_html/work/wp-settings.php on line 26
What am I looking for in...
I would say their view is probably that bad publicity is better than none.
You mean top writers top payoffs?
Actually, no, I didn't. Has to do with whether you are a foreign professional or if you have American citizen relatives claiming you?
Once you have the Green Card, you are, from what I understand, entitled to every type of welfare which a U.S. citizen can receive. Which is strange, because the first thing that you need to show when...
So let's go deep:
Savings Bonds: Scam?
War Bonds: You tell me?
Anything investing in that has to do with government seems to increase in value. But is not counting inflation.
It depends on how unique your idea is and how popular it gets. Literally speaking, there are sites which need zero SEO. They catch on and people share them, so the natural way of getting links gets...
The same things happen in Europe. As a middle class taxpayer, you carry those who just want to lean back and those who can "afford not to pay taxes".
Ok, so what should average citizens do then? Just forget about it?
That is what the problem is with our society. We have far too many people telling us what is wrong, but what we need is practical and most of all realistic solutions. :)
So do you have a solution?
I figured the keyterms easiest to get would be very longtail.
Which is fine for those who build sites strictly for affiliate/purposes, but not for those who want to build a strong brand.
Me too, cause I am in the same boat. :p
Let's face it: The banking system is complex. Money does never just disappear. It always goes somewhere. Unless there is complete transparency, none of us has a clue how productive a society truly is.
Very interesting and I didn't know that. What are the current indications based on paper manufacturing? Do you know?
I have heard similar analogies before but wasn't exactly sure if they...
If the stock market isn't an indicator (which I do agree), then what is? The gold index?
If that is the case, then things are not looking great. Especially considering that (from what I...
Just read your intro:
I do believe that whatever we experience that is bad is designed to protect us from even worse that could happen down the road. A warning so to speak.
About the debt...
My personal view: The biggest issue is debt and the mindset of those who allowed themselves to get used to having it.
Agreed. You can keep maybe half the content in Romanian as this is who he wants to inform, but to successfully monetize, I would definitely add at least an English section and then see how your...
It looks to me like you are in this for the long run, which might well pay off for you down the road. Unfortunately at this point with your business model I cannot see much monetization. Unless you...
They do not have a good reputation amongst forum owners.
If I did it, a mod would probably disable my account and email me that I was hacked.
Imagine the shame if they found out it WAS me :p
Never heard of Moolay. But I have heard of Bluehost. And I use them. And they seem to always get good reviews.
That seems like an excellent idea. Reward those driven to success.
I have to agree with that. If you already know that there will not be too much interest in purchasing from those you target, it seems like a waste of time to me.
Quick question: When you use a site like Stumble Upon, do you use the Facebook login option or sign up just with your email?
If the top 1 percent decide to exchange all of their US currency into foreign currency ... expect something similar.
I have watched this video and would like to know if any of you has information that either debunks or verifies this.
Thanks a lot in advance.
I'd say that there is still room for banner ads. But they have to be really creative and attention getting to receive significant amounts of clicks. Which most of them are not.
Yes I got that. And as I replied, titles with something other than "Obama death" would likely do well since a celebrity's death often triggers Googlers to search for all sorts of other material...
OK, I don't wish death on anyone ;) But using your example:
If Obama was to die, then people would go crazy searching for all types of Obama related material. RIP Obama <== will not generate you...
Completely agreed. The security holes alone should be easy to use for those with the right resources.
I would not buy links from people who sell them on webmaster or marketing forums, but there is one particular forum I can think of which discusses some areas I discuss on my blog, and how to get...
I want to start building links again, but only from websites, pages and blogs which have
1) Traffic niche related or semi niche related.
2) Rank themselves for good and related keywords or show...
You will be surprised: The greatest successes for me were always the works of love which I never planned to monetize, but somehow felt like I "had to do them".
I never liked BB. In my opinion it looks "cheap".
I actually like smf as much as I like vb. Very easy to use for those who have little time and just need a community to answer questions here and there.
I stick with the main ones, but www.pheed.com has been recommended to me.
I would assume bounce rate also depends on your advertising strategy. If you mass email and play a number's game, 36% might not be that bad considering the amount of traffic the strategy generates.
This is the latest:
AffiliateFairPlay.com: Shawn Hogan Pleads Guilty In Criminal Cookie Stuffing Case
If a thread of this forum ranked for a certain keyphrase, it would be considered no man's land.
It's all about the interpretation of "religious freedom".
Sorry, what I meant: If people are so dumb to always fall for the one liners and base their votes on who gives them free shit, it is not wonder that those in charge will continue to BS them.
True, especially with the European Union. Once allowed into one country, allowed in all of them.
It still makes no sense to me. Germans I understand, they felt guilty because of the holocaust and hoped allowing mass immigration would somehow fix their image. But France didn't have any past like...
Best way to go:
Keep your profile private. Have a public page. Feed blog posts into the page via networkedblogs.
About inviting friends to your page:
I would think twice about that. Or...
Self protection knowing the masses in general will always make the wrong decision and stall true progress?
Why are the French so guilt driven to allow this?
Abortion is just a quick fix. Those easy to abort are easy to make more babies.
Even if that 50% us just a drop in the bucket, it has to be mandatory for all parents to be held financially accountable. Even if they make minimum wage. If dad has a problem with his check getting...
I am very surprised not more are focused on this. Being anti social is usually the excuse I hear from people not interested in promoting via Facebook. I see people with zero skills make a killing...
SOMEBODY has to have guns in every society. So who is to determine WHO is allowed to carry them?
NE, have you ever Googled "Pallywood"?
You are very wrong about the PR part. Guest bloggers with skills have gained great attention using the opportunity to post on high traffic blogs to make a name for themselves.
Guest blogging for...
Well, back in 2002 I owned newtgingrich.com but the automated system I used, dropped it because the type in traffic was less than 30 uniques a day. So who knows ...
What else is new? Wasn't his aunt an illegal alien?
Except that the wordpress default causes new bloggers to sport some of their links right away. If it is links to authority sites, it should not matter.
That was pretty stupid on clickbank's part. Unless CB is somehow tied to ebay.
I tend to give the same advice. Unless you know what you are doing or know someone who does and advises you well, it's best just to focus on building a better site than your competition and advertise...
From what I see and have been told, the ones who are high up there on the earner' level, their income has not dropped.
Some have experienced temporary setbacks but recovered for the most parts.
Not business sites, but independently operated, like most blogs.
I have not paid attention to PR since 2004. But yes, whenever there is an update people tell me "Congrats on your higher PR ranking".
And then the link exchange requests increase. As if ...
So do I. And every once in a while someone clicks ;) But 99% of my forum traffic does come from particular posts where someone referenced me. Mostly in forums where I am not even a member (nor would...
I watched that when I ran feedjit. Out of 10 people coming directly from social media outlet, at least 8 were clicking the "read more" link.
I never get a lot of traffic from blogroll links, even when the blogs have a high amount of traffic. But some of the best traffic providers are indeed links people have given me from their own blog...
Interesting and makes sense. But what if it's an EMD?
If you don't have (m)any links from quality/related sites, then Google may use directory links (most directories) as a trigger to add you to the low quality genre.
I am pretty sure the more good...
I can re access mod panel, which is a good sign. :)
I have never accepted random link exchanges before, simply because it didn't feel right. If it's a friend's site or something I consider of value to my readers ... sure. Inside of the blog posts also...
It's a percentage game. If 99% of your IBLs are crap, Google assumes your site is crap. If you have strong, old links and your site has been around, sitewides are being ignored by their algorithm.
This is why I am not so interested in keeping track of updates. Truth is: Sites with strong links are not in danger. If you already have authority of some sort, you will not be weeded out. Key is:...
It's a mental health issue disguised by a "gun issue".
Actually, my older blogs still have mighty adsense and it works. If you find something good, please let me know. Something simple. Not too intrusive. Skyscraper in sidebar, 2 ads in the posts. That's...
I cannot really judge the effect until your 100+ pages get spidered. The design should not be an issue. Right now, there is low content, so Google doesn't have a lot to look for. Once a lot of...
This is really discouraging considering a lot of the population considers Kerry "one of them" and a "fighter for financial equality". The only conclusion I can draw is a need to completely give up on...
I have just tried to find mighty adsense and it doesn't show any results in wordpress. Strangely, their official website is now parked.
I am looking for a new, easy plugin to install instead which...
I'm pretty sure that there are limits on how far you can "be out there" on national media until you will stop being on national media.
I may give it a shot on one site, but tbh: Right now I am afraid to look too hard at any of my sites. Anything you do can cause you an immediate penalty. I had new sites go from straight to first...
There are theories, but eye witness reports usually are worth listening to. If lateron changed, everyone has to decide on their own what they consider credible. If 3 people have stated that they...
I personally am not much into theories, but I do like listening to eye witness accounts.
Abraham Zapruder states he heard 2 or 3 shots and the...
The only "connection" to Castro that I am able to find is a pre Kennedy assassination interview Oswald gave in the summer of 1963 speaking about Cuba:
That wouldn't be a surprise as most inmates want to "tell their story". But what would interest me is the source and the context.
Ruby seems to have believed so ...
How about in the guru section you go ahead and ask some specific questions. Many here are very up to date and there they are more likely to answer in a more private setting.
My question would be: When making those changes, how has the click thru rate increased and has traffic dropped due to losing some of the appeal?
I think you are both right. Corwin's way seems brilliant in terms of getting more clicks. Rob's way is more focused on keeping the site's quality up. It will work, but probably get less clicks.
Unfortunately this kind of objectivity is very rare. The majority of people that I observed either believe everything he says or none of what he says.
That's more or less what I do. I look for new articles related to my main topic, post a paragraph, link to the source and then write about how it specifically relates to my area of interest.
The main issue I have with Alex Jones: Even if something he said was true, nobody would take him seriously. As a matter of fact: People within the general population would generally speaking...
The issue with the FEMA camp reports and everything else he states is that anything that gets him attention he will claim to be worth looking at. To me that is not journalism. It is just blatant...
Right, but this is their logo:
Sounds like them. Too blatant.
I used to have loads of problems with YT, but when I have gotten SMS verified with them, those issues disappeared.
Let me ask you this: Are you phone verified with YT?
It's good to see you back though. Even just for a minute or 2 every other week.
The coke logo IS a logo. :)
So is the Nike swoosh. A 5 year old could have designed it, but still, it's a logo.
It took me a long time to learn that when you give extras for free, you will be busy all day servicing people for nothing.
Even if you were to charge as little as 1 dollar, the guy would probably...
I have never and will never close my mind towards conspiracy theories, which doesn't mean I will always announce my beliefs. I just find it scarry that most people considering some conspiracy...
I have not seen changes when adding my links to a signature in years. I have not experienced penalties from it either. I just do not see benefit other than direct clicks unless I post in a thread...
5 of my blog posts provide me with 80% of my traffic. I have no idea why. But I will not touch them. :)
It's all about the middle class. Without it, there is no buffer zone between the rich and the poor = Nobody will successfully challenge lawmakers.
Every 3rd world country has the lack of a middle...
I could see the American people accept another 4 years in a war time, but otherwise I would expect that there would be far too much of an outrage for this to ever become an actual situation.
I thought the name looked familiar.
I'm sure they are but the inventory control issue must require tons of work. Probably they cut cleaning hours in exchange to balance the budget. ;)
I took a wrong turn once in LA county and landed...
Strangely enough, some of the IPs are already logged here: Stop Forum Spam - IP Check - 22.214.171.124
A friend in Hollywood is the one that stabs you from the front.
The reason I have a tough time looking at "the rich" is that with the way the general public acts, there will always be those moving to the top and noticing that the only way to protect what they...
Well, this is really the herd mentality and has nothing to do with common sense. I remember 5 years ago someone who didn't really know a lot but knew how to make people think he did, claimed...
One thing I am going to do is install the share button. Facebook and Twitter.
I feel you with the "type of people" issue. A lot of people on Facebook are goofs and it will increase the workload....
Completely agreed on both. It has to be something you are able to do better than the competition. Quality will eventually rise.
Wasn't it actually against the law to ask for ID during the primaries? I saw a video on it a while back.
So like dude, don't be harsh. You're violating my rights and stuff. :p
The thing is: The regime is always going to look like the type that whoever has something worth protecting is going to know to be the perfect illusion and posterboy to hide behind. Until human nature...
Everything is manipulated by money. Then again: Those with money are bound to protect it. So what we see is nothing new. The system has been around the same circle since the beginning of...
I would always start with something as niche as possible and then go from there.
If you create something that is new or almost new, you will compete with quality.
If you do what has been done...
Thanks. The forum is for people whose blood type is rh negative with everything that comes with it. Rh disease etc.
My thoughts: people deserve their leaders. No matter if it was Julius Cesar, Nero or Hitler. The leaders are a reflection of the lowest common denominator. So can I blame Obama? It would be useless....
LOL It would probably work.
I have started a new niche forum and would like to know from those of you who run forums successfully:
What is your ONE best piece of advice to anyone who wants to start strong and build a good...
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looking back at the last 25 years, people have always been the same. just that in different places and a different times the level of opportunity differs.
got some avg warning when I clicked
Back then Ronald Reagan was President and "He don't care about us" used to be his excuse "to get his".
Right. In the 80s I knew a guy who was on it and I remember him asking me
"Dude, like ... why do you work".
"Hmm, lemme think ... "
Well before I could come up with an answer, he already...
Right. After 2 or 3 of those I didn't even click on them and treated them like all the other "dear sir" type emails.
They show their kids Al Gore's global warming movie in school.
They had to take a few of the fabricated "science" out though, because some of the kids' parents complained and didn't want them to...
That reminds me of all the people who once messaged me to remove their links from a directory I used to run.
I should have charged a "removal fee". ;)
well the problem i see is SSI recipients who fake mental illnesses in order to get a check. It is only like 800 or 900 a month i think, but there are many on it, so it does add up.
well working in tourism in europe i can tell you that english tourists when drunk are the most violent customers BY FAR. Lots of repressed anger. Maybe coming to think of it, it's quite good not many...
i am looking for something that you have that i can link to that relates to my post
it means any1 can donate blood to you
Well, out of 1,000s of posts I have made, the one about rh negative celebs is the one getting most traffic.
Got anything on Clint or Leo?
That is really how to control the world, right?
it's our nature to be competitive.
That sounds like a good way to prepare kids for life. And you are right: It would never work. The parents of the dumber kids would sue the school board.
lol about two years ago I watched a movie called Esoteric Agenda and in it it promises a new era rising Dec 21st 2012 with a new conscious.
Waiting for the change .... no wait ...
It really depends. I would say if he branches deeply into a subniche then it can bring new people. But I mean: Make it a real site.
Then pick the one most people are requesting search wise on your site right now.
I randomly came across this and it is yet another example how those who are in deep need are often pushed to the side due to those who simply open up their hands by choice ... even though they can...
So where is the new age? The era of Aquarius?
This is more of a social problem than a gun problem. F...ed up parents have f...ed up kids.
So unless society receives a major makeover, the only thing to do is protect ourselves and our families.
Sorry, but I have invested everything in an underground bunker and can food. This will be my last post before the meteors hit. I will see you when we're entering the next stone age.
When it comes to domains, I look at things differently. Quality is in the eye of the beholder. I prefer empty vessels and then fill them.
Something like under celebrity gossip and making that site about gossip concerning a particular celeb?
From what I see, Bing is moving more and more into the direction how Google used to be (good) and Google towards how MSN search used to be (crap).
the "liberal agenda" depends on jealousy. Your neighbor has what you don't have, so you should get the same.
There is no easy solution. There is actually no solution. Unless you have faith in the majority making good decisions. I don't. And I grew up in a gun controlled society.
But even there, I could...
you be surprised what discussions are on one of my friends FB profile right now. People leaning back talking about "you see, there you have it. we need gunlaws and if you are not behind them, YOU are...
what bothers me is this: this is a terrible incidence. But it is still an isolated incidence. So are many events. Didn't the underwear bomber create the scenario requiring the new airport scanners?...
the problem is not just that people do not think, but that thinking is becoming increasingly unpopular
that is my usual suspicion. if you look at my article, even the 1927 school bomber left a message in his house hoping the world will read it. so the act of violence is one thing, but my suspicion is...
The answer is simple: Don't give them a voice.
This tragedy did not involve firearms:
The Bath School disaster – the deadliest mass murder in a school in U.S. history (1927) | FIRETOWN!
I personally like the Israeli approach where teachers are armed.
You need to look at public opinion and what the general masses are willing to accept. When a tragedy like this happens, people want to see what looks like actions. All of this is emotion and not...
There is no way to regulate guns. If you regulate guns, you will create a gun owning elite, plain and simple. When things like this happen, we need to look at how sick our society truly is and look...
He does his job which means he draws attention, so people listen to him rather than examining what really works. ;)
I think the problem is most people forget he actually works for Google and isn't...
For those of you who are interested, here is a chart of blood type distributions worldwide:
My thoughts: A conflict in the making. This time involving Europe.
If you are not sure you can do a job, then first tell your employer you will get back to him to let him know whether you can perform the task or not. If you are afraid to say "Sorry, this...
Sorry, but this is NOT what I have seen in practice. My longtails rank better than the short ones, but that is mainly due to one keyword in them that seems to tell Google to rank them.
Very true. But remember: Competition will come. So think ahead. :)
The country of Greece is the welfare receiving population of the US. Same thing. While draining producers, the red tape, government and the banks get their cut. So they make money selling you the...
I just finished reading a research paper from Pakistan with great information and horrible grammar. Not saying it has anything to do with grammar, but it doesn't rank anywhere for its top...
And let me guess: This is one of the reasons employers keep their employees at a certain minimum so both parties are happy and the tax payer picks up the rest?
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and European officials seized 132 websites on Monday for allegedly selling counterfeit merchandise in a coordinated crackdown timed to coincide with the...
Back in the days before providing SEO services, I would first evaluate whatever traffic a site already gets and then see about the conversion rate. Usually, a website built naturally, is already...
The biggest mistake that I see is trying to do what you think is the reason why others outrank you. Looking at the bigger picture, I see "trust" playing a huge role. Winning Google's trust so to...
There is a forum out there which I do participate in which is somewhat related to my site. I didn't get any traffic from it for the longest. Then about a week ago I shared something that people were...
This makes no sense to me. Why not copy some articles and link back to them if they are good? Why would a copied article get ranked high and then some sites have their original articles penalized if...
So why are people paying taxes when they cannot get the most basic service of security provided for it? This makes so little sense.
I personally have had high hopes in searchme.com a few years ago, but they didn't get anywhere, so my hopes are low for the duck.
Hmm, Bing has 10 percent of Google's share. Not bad considering. I may look more into what works with them.