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  1. I think this is a case of business overreaching,...

    I think this is a case of business overreaching, and government under reaching. Government oversight can be a good thing in many cases.
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    Wow,that is amazing. Congratulations! :) (I am...

    Wow,that is amazing. Congratulations! :)
    (I am an only child and have no children)
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    In California there are plenty of gun toting...

    In California there are plenty of gun toting conservatives in inland rural areas. California also has some of the safest cities in all of the country: Simi Valley, Thousands Oaks, and Irvine.
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    There are so many ways to screw up in SEO, and...

    There are so many ways to screw up in SEO, and the simplest beginner technique is creating good content for the site. Google does not require anything special. They can easily index the content. They...
  5. I think they are just deferring the payment a...

    I think they are just deferring the payment a little but both this one and the Transocean settlement are the largest in US history and speaks volumes about how this administration differs from...
  6. People from both parties would surely oppose...

    People from both parties would surely oppose this. If only we could put limits on lobbyists!
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    If we did a survey to see whether Glenn Beck or...

    If we did a survey to see whether Glenn Beck or Al Jazeera was more factual, I know which one would win that comparison.
  8. Thread: Font Size

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    Font Size

    I'd love to see the font sizes bumped up a little (ex. similar to V7n). I find them a little small and I think you might get more readers and responses. Of course I can always do this in my browser,...
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    You know, there are problems with rich people...

    You know, there are problems with rich people taking advantage of the system too, but when we spend too much time complaining about what the other party is doing in stead of focusing on bringing...
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    You need to get links where there is a...

    You need to get links where there is a significant editorial policy set and maintained by the site management. Links that anyone can just go out and get are not very valuable and most definitely can...
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    I want to promote that our world and our lives...

    I want to promote that our world and our lives can be better if only we don't subscribe to fear. What we believe about the world and the future directly impacts what we think about ourselves and how...
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    voice recognition and video

    I think voice recognition and video will be The defining Technologies of the internet in the next couple of years. I think it would be smart to start to develop Your business in a way that uses these...
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    Increasingly. I find that I do not even check to...

    Increasingly. I find that I do not even check to see how google is ranking my site. I care more about what my usqiers are doing on my site. if I fail to build a site that people love to use, it...
  14. In my opinion this is getting too involved in...

    In my opinion this is getting too involved in what is my business, not googles business. I will put ads on my web sites because those as help me to run those sites. in my case I do care about the...
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    [WTS] Can you please elaborate on what makes this...

    Can you please elaborate on what makes this traffic adsense safe?
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    Looks to me like it is custom coded, and they are...

    Looks to me like it is custom coded, and they are basically doing a mashup. It looks well done. Google is showing 152,000 results.
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    Customer that expects too much

    While a majority of our customers are great, I have a problem customer that I am dealing with right now where we spent 17 hours of work on a job they paid 7 hours for already. I will say that I...
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    Aren't there some other ads you can show while...

    Aren't there some other ads you can show while the game is loading?
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    Ranking for long tail anchor text is still...

    Ranking for long tail anchor text is still working great.
  20. I've met a number of successful Indian...

    I've met a number of successful Indian entrepreneurs. They have such power in numbers in Indian, and they are able to harness less expensive labor. I recently met one who came to visit Silicon...
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    [WTS] phpLD 4.1 Released

    Our previous 4.0 release brought you widgets, and 4.1 will surely prove even more exciting, putting more power into your hands than ever before. It has been our continuing goal to provide a script...
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    I'm doing a little experiment now to see how much...

    I'm doing a little experiment now to see how much they like them. So far, I do better getting my directories indexed, but it is still early in the experiment.
  23. Thread: DP is back?

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    I get the impression their traffic is down since...

    I get the impression their traffic is down since they upgraded to v4. Their pagerank isn't doing too well either.
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    Create a site that people like enough that they...

    Create a site that people like enough that they will return to again.
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    They should have a good understanding of how...

    They should have a good understanding of how businesses on the internet operate, and have some friends in high places if possible. You figure one link on a pagerank 7 page is worth than several...
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    Sticky: Here are a couple of PR 6 that I know about Free...

    Here are a couple of PR 6 that I know about
    Free PR Web Directory (free)
    Suggest URL
    Hit Web Directory
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    Sure, that will work (if you have that protocol...

    Sure, that will work (if you have that protocol available), but you still need traffic moving through some of those sites and blogs. It is not likely this will do all that much from an SEO...
  28. You could do the same thing with one site as you...

    You could do the same thing with one site as you could with 5. The network will only be as valuable the sum on the links pointing in. So you could point links to each of the 5 sites from the outside...
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    On the web, PHP is much bigger, and so much...

    On the web, PHP is much bigger, and so much easier to find developers, scripts and code. That is why I chose it.
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    It certainly took me a few years. I started...

    It certainly took me a few years. I started learning around 1999. By say 2002 or 2003 I was making maybe $2000 per year, and not until 2006 did I start to really make enough to live one. So for me it...
  31. Thread: PHP Frameworks

    by dvduval
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    Yes, we took one step away from Smarty, but did...

    Yes, we took one step away from Smarty, but did not completely remove it. We moved from Smarty validation to Jquery validation. Potentially, we could completely move away from Smarty, but there are...
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    Yes, seems there was an update. Was hoping for an...

    Yes, seems there was an update. Was hoping for an increase, but holding steady is also okay. :)
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    I seem to be holding steady. It does seem there...

    I seem to be holding steady. It does seem there was an update.
  34. Thread: Adwords

    by dvduval
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    I would especially recommend it if your site is...

    I would especially recommend it if your site is already earning revenue and you can quantify the ROI (at least generally speaking). Then you can test different campaigns to see what pays off. I have...
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    I pretty much do what I have always wanted each...

    I pretty much do what I have always wanted each and every day. There are some things I might be delaying a little because of cost, so probably the only thing I would do different is spend my money...
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    In phpLD we are switching from Smarty to jquery....

    In phpLD we are switching from Smarty to jquery. More to come on that soon.
  37. [WTS] Getting specific details about the links you...

    Getting specific details about the links you would be building would be helpful.
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    I love how they talk about hand picked sites and...

    I love how they talk about hand picked sites and a pop up free zone. Hand picking sites is one of the big things that will set your directory apart in Google's algorithm.
  39. Thread: Unethical SEO

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    It's always a fine line, but what I tell people...

    It's always a fine line, but what I tell people is to focus on making a great site that people love. You get that right and you will crush the competition.
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    [WTB] Sorry, I wan't to buy a signature link here.

    Sorry, I wan't to buy a signature link here.
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    [WTB] NB Signature Link

    If you have something for sale, I was interested in getting a link to phpLD.
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    I found it useful to connect to some old friends,...

    I found it useful to connect to some old friends, but I never really did much with it. It was nice to speak with my old friends though.
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    Yes, we would have been happy to help you on the...

    Yes, we would have been happy to help you on the forums. A blank page may have been related to the file permissions not being set yet.
  44. Does the tool work with popular sites that have...

    Does the tool work with popular sites that have hundreds of thousands of backlinks?
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    Congrats on the transition. Hopefully, this will...

    Congrats on the transition. Hopefully, this will bring about some excellent growth in the combined community. I had not heard of SEO Noise until now, but I want take this opportunity to say "hello"...
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    I actually don't count my hours, but I would say...

    I actually don't count my hours, but I would say I am most certainly full-time.
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    I'm more of a project manager type, and manage a...

    I'm more of a project manager type, and manage a few dozen ongoing projects at any given time.
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    With affiliate marketing you need MANY offerings...

    With affiliate marketing you need MANY offerings going on at one time. I think producing your own product is the best way to go. It takes more time, but in the end, it produces more long-term and...
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    Yea, there is very little correlation: 1. Alexa...

    Yea, there is very little correlation:
    1. Alexa ranking is based on visits by people who have the Alexa toolbar installed
    2. Google PageRank is based on inlinks to the site

    These two have very...
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    Wow, what a nice review! Great job, memenode. ...

    Wow, what a nice review! Great job, memenode.

    The comment I had planned to make is it seems like there are too many forums for such a new board.
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    I didn't say anything about sitelinks.

    I didn't say anything about sitelinks.
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    Cool, I had never heard to this one. Are there...

    Cool, I had never heard to this one. Are there any other TLDs on the horizon?
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    Poll: More and more I am seeing a value is smaller...

    More and more I am seeing a value is smaller forums like NetBuilders. Once they reach a certain size there are a lot of issues, and the forums feel much less personal.
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    I am thinking of waiting to see what happens with...

    I am thinking of waiting to see what happens with the Google Chrome OS. It should be out later this year, and I want to test it first.
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    Earlier this year we did directory submissions...

    Earlier this year we did directory submissions for the keywords
    College Admissions Assistance
    and this was the only form of link building we used, and it has ranked #1 all year on google.
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    Re: content timing

    I agree with this strategy to set dates, so the site is continously updating. We offer this feature with phpLD articles as well.
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    Not sure if I like that. I like nice simple, easy...

    Not sure if I like that. I like nice simple, easy to view search results, and I also hope they don't show up on my small phone browser.
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    No way. I used to work there in college. :)

    No way. I used to work there in college. :)
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    I need to get a bike. That sounds like a blast....

    I need to get a bike. That sounds like a blast.
    For me, I am thinking playing Desktop Tower Defence
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    That's a great idea. I also have discovered...

    That's a great idea. I also have discovered "inlinks" to my site in google webmaster tools. The only reason they were inlinks is they contained links I had placed in the content, they had copied the...
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    Payment Solutions by Usage

    I've always wondered which payment solutions are being used the most, and would love to get an idea of what is being used ranked by volume of usage. I'm guessing it is something like this:
    1. Paypal...
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    Darn, sounds like I missed it, but thanks for...

    Darn, sounds like I missed it, but thanks for telling us.
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    Lost in the Shuffle

    When there are many marketers competing to be noticed, I think it can be easy to get "lost in the shuffle". A few years ago there were less than a billion web pages online. Now we are in the...
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    I also started with phpBB and then switched to...

    I also started with phpBB and then switched to vBulletin.
    vBulletin is pretty tough to beat now. They really have a solid offering.
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    Maybe you should take a couple of your least...

    Maybe you should take a couple of your least important sites, and try to see them and get some experience. You'll need to find something that will make seem worth buying, such as a profit model,...
  66. Yes, and it is important to make sure you do...

    Yes, and it is important to make sure you do everything they ask and keep it that way for a while. Once you have had your adsense account running without issue for a couple of years most likely you...
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    Sorry to hear about your difficulties. I have had...

    Sorry to hear about your difficulties. I have had to reformat or start over so many times now that I have a setup where all I really need is a browser and an FTP program to do my work. Everything...
  68. Here is what Matt Cutts most recently said about...

    Here is what Matt Cutts most recently said about directories:


    Matt Cutts is the leading spam fighter on google's search team, and clearly directory listings are okay. They do get indexed, but...
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    Thanks for posting it Will. It is true that we...

    Thanks for posting it Will. It is true that we did not email everyone about the release until a month after it was available on the site. Let me explain...

    Even with very stable software like...
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    This is something that is often overlooked, and a...

    This is something that is often overlooked, and a very good question. I think when you ask this question it shows that your goal is to grow the traffic coming to your site. In order to grow you need...
  71. [WTB] What price range are you looking for?

    What price range are you looking for?
  72. Maybe you should try running your own advertising...

    Maybe you should try running your own advertising plan. It could start out as simple as showing a block that says "Your Ad Here" and then link to a page that tells about prices or how to contact you....
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    Looks really cool. I have never heard of Ning. Is...

    Looks really cool. I have never heard of Ning. Is it a script you buy and then install and template?
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    That's really cool, Will. I like your idea. I am...

    That's really cool, Will. I like your idea. I am not at 50 posts yet, but hopefully I will reach that point.
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    For a big forum I run, we implemented our own...

    For a big forum I run, we implemented our own advertising program, and were able to double our earnings (compared with adsense).
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    And generally speaking, I hate the whole mindset...

    And generally speaking, I hate the whole mindset that if it makes money, then it doesn't matter if it is ethical or not. For me it does matter.
  77. Thread: SEOmoz

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    It does seem expensive to me. As Will said, there...

    It does seem expensive to me. As Will said, there is so much available already.
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    I see Shoemoney popup here and there with...

    I see Shoemoney popup here and there with different marketing stuff. I never was a huge fan. I don't think I would recommend this to others, especially since there is no way to evaluate a single tool...
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    I really like this strategy Will. You can always...

    I really like this strategy Will. You can always require email validation when people submit in order to approve their link. If you ever wanted to write an article for phpLD about setting up a...
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