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  1. Guest Blog Posting Your Way to Success

    Does anyone here utilize guest posting to maximize your blog's growth. I wrote a rather in depth post about guest blogging on my website today and thought I'd post about it here. When I have utilized...
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    See, I don't think you're right about saying it...

    See, I don't think you're right about saying it adds no real value to consumers. It is the consumers who are voting so it is definitely adding more value. In essence, it is asking the people what...
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    Just like it is none of your business telling...

    Just like it is none of your business telling Google what they can and cannot do with THEIR search engine?
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    Dude, what has Google done wrong other than mess...

    Dude, what has Google done wrong other than mess with your poorly designed and horrible user designed website? Obviously you're hurting, but I go to your site and I want to leave. Your site doesn't...
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    Exactly! Who am I to tell you what to do? Then...

    Exactly! Who am I to tell you what to do? Then who the hell are you to tell Google how to run their business? Live by your own words.

    Website owners created content. Google indexed that content...
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    Dude, I'm not going to lie, but you talk in such...

    Dude, I'm not going to lie, but you talk in such absolutes that you really makes yourself out to be ignorant toward search engines. Amazon is massive. They have a domain authority of 95. In other...
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    All the more reason that even small businesses...

    All the more reason that even small businesses need to invest in a website and some basic SEO. Yeah, in Google Places, they are getting messed up. But, if a local business can rank for a keyword like...
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    Forum links haven't been all that effective in...

    Forum links haven't been all that effective in years. They are more useful as a way of getting like minded people to your site if you participate on a forum in your niche. But, for SEO purposes,...
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    There really can never be a perfect v1. That's...

    There really can never be a perfect v1. That's why there's always a 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, etc, etc.
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    I would antiticpate that domain names are going...

    I would antiticpate that domain names are going to go up in cost now on GoDaddy. They aren't making any money on the sale of domains which is why they try so damn hard for the upsell in hosting and...
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    I guess the way I look at things is a bit...

    I guess the way I look at things is a bit different. When I tell someone I am an SEO, I tell them that my job is to help optimize their site for maximum exposure in the search engines. However, since...
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    Here's a way to think about it: Google Keyword...

    Here's a way to think about it:

    Google Keyword Tool tells you that there are 1000 monthly searches for a specific keyword. That means that the keyword gets 1000 people searching for it per month...
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    People who say that SEO is dying are simply...

    People who say that SEO is dying are simply trying to get people to link to them which, in itself, is a SEO practice. How fascinating, right?

    SEO won't ever die so long as there is the concept of...
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    Want to know what things to stay away from when...

    Want to know what things to stay away from when looking to hire a SEO professional? One who promises #1 results (there are no promises in SEO) and one who guarantees that you'll be ranking in a month...
  15. Dude, you're choosing to give Google the power....

    Dude, you're choosing to give Google the power. If you think Google is a tyrant, don't use it. In my eyes, Google is a phenomenal tool. And if they decide they don't want to index my content, then I...
  16. Question, NE. If I come to you and tell you that...

    Question, NE. If I come to you and tell you that you have to run your website differently because it's hurting my business, are you going to? If I tell you that you have to lower the prices because,...
  17. Make people absolutely depend on your service and...

    Make people absolutely depend on your service and then introduce a payment model...Chances are, they'll still use it.
  18. You don't want to go so deep that it is hard to...

    You don't want to go so deep that it is hard to find the content, Sami. Therefore, a general rule of thumb is three clicks or less. If someone can't get to the content they want in three clicks or...
  19. Yeah, I would never do an audit for less than...

    Yeah, I would never do an audit for less than $500. In many instances, an audit actually looks more like $1,000, especially if I am taking a look at an ecommerce site. In the end, it all depends how...
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    I just told you how much the shirt would cost for...

    I just told you how much the shirt would cost for printing. With a quantity of 10,000 (he probably ordered more), he could get them for $2 or $3 per shirt. And shipping might be handled on top of the...
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    Profits are probably right around $100,000. You...

    Profits are probably right around $100,000. You can get a two or three color t-shirt, at 10,000 quantity, for around 2.00 to 3.00. So, he made anywhere from 90 - 100K.
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    And you get an exchange. However, perhaps you're...

    And you get an exchange. However, perhaps you're simply not the best. They'll still take your content and index it, but perhaps there is another site that is selling a better version than you or...
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    Hey, I get that business owners are investing...

    Hey, I get that business owners are investing money in their e-commerce site. and I get that they are trying their darndest. But, it's their responsibility to either A) do the right work and the...
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    And while I would love to see Google act neutral,...

    And while I would love to see Google act neutral, they don't actually have to. Sure, the government will probably force them, but Google should be allowed to do what it wants with its property so...
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    I thought you had more than that.

    I thought you had more than that.
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    But, in a business that is totally free, how are...

    But, in a business that is totally free, how are they being a monopoly? They have 60% of the market and guess what? They're losing market share. People actually LIKE Bing. Bing has been gaining every...
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    I've been building BlogRevolter...

    I've been building BlogRevolter for a short while now and I can honestly say that I am proud of the value that I've created thus far. I've taken the time to write in depth articles and to answer...
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    What are you talking about? First and foremost,...

    What are you talking about? First and foremost, Google is a business. It's their right to do whatever they want with their site. If it hurts you, too bad. Find a new way of getting traffic. Google...
  29. Hey Memenode, Don't cry for the death of SEO...

    Hey Memenode,

    Don't cry for the death of SEO because then I'm out of a job. Instead, root on the evolution of SEO. Good SEO is the type of SEO that creates value. You won't ever hear me advocate...
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    It's just WordPress, Hellas. I guess I shouldn't...

    It's just WordPress, Hellas. I guess I shouldn't claim it as "my CMS."
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    My CMS creates static URLs if I ask it to....

    My CMS creates static URLs if I ask it to. Moreso, I can add as my H1 tags to my CMS as I want. But, I guess WordPress is a weird form of a CMS. Joomla, in my opinion, is garbage. Anyone who makes a...
  32. My opinion on low quality sites is this...If it's...

    My opinion on low quality sites is this...If it's low quality, fine, don't get it. But, no PR doesn't mean low quality. I remember a few times seeing iowadawg offering free links and I forgot to PM...
  33. That's why you pick a SEO who has had success....

    That's why you pick a SEO who has had success. There's no such thing as a guarantee in the SEO world. We can try our darndest, but going up against Google is impossible. If an SEO says, "I promise I...
  34. On your main page, perhaps, hundreds won't change...

    On your main page, perhaps, hundreds won't change much. But, in your deep pages where you might only get three or four visitors per day from a phrase, a few links can make the difference. Never turn...
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    I wonder if getting a backlink from Wikipedia...

    I wonder if getting a backlink from Wikipedia would help. Here's my thinking...I know that Wikipedia is all "No follow," but I don't really believe in the whole no follow stuff. Sure, it might not...
  36. No, I know that...But, it's because of spun...

    No, I know that...But, it's because of spun content that Google started pinpointing same paragraph length, format length, etc, etc, etc. So, even if you're not spinning, Google might think you are if...
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    Am I the only one who noticed that he doesn't...

    Am I the only one who noticed that he doesn't follow tip #1? It states to "Create a Niche-Specific Blog URL" and yet he is running his blog on blogspot. That's not exactly niche specific. And even...
  38. Google has just started penalizing. They're...

    Google has just started penalizing. They're getting better and better at pinpointing spun content. That's why, if you're going to spin content, don't have it be the same length, same words in...
  39. I think even mixing up the order of the...

    I think even mixing up the order of the ingredients still will fall under duplicate content because Google can go, "Yup, every single one of those words is used in some shape or form." By adding more...
  40. That's the burden of SEO. You make a change and...

    That's the burden of SEO. You make a change and then the next thing you know, you've made a mistake. I think if you add some unique content there for the ingredients, you'll be alright.
  41. You run the risk of duplicate content. However, I...

    You run the risk of duplicate content. However, I can think of a way around it. Instead of just listing the ingredients exactly like the manufacturers do, instead, try to write it out. For example,...
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    Your best bet of survival is to make sure that...

    Your best bet of survival is to make sure that each article submitted comes up unique. Perhaps make a copyscape account and pay the 5 cents per submitted article. Otherwise, you run the risk of...
  43. Of course eHow will have more traffic than last...

    Of course eHow will have more traffic than last year. If they have almost 11 million (30,000*365) articles more than they did last year, even if each article on gets one hit, that's 11,000 million...
  44. Of course I'd trust a SEO company with my...

    Of course I'd trust a SEO company with my website. The question, of course, is what SEO company? There are a lot of factors to pay attention to when looking at who to hire that can help you to weed...
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    Internal linking is useless if no one knows your...

    Internal linking is useless if no one knows your site exists. Internal linking is just half of the battle. You need other sites to be pumping link juice to your site to make those internal links...
  46. You probably referred them, Andy, but they didn't...

    You probably referred them, Andy, but they didn't stick around for the second month. So, you weren't getting the commission. HG makes them stay through the second month before you get your commission.
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    I'm at nine or ten.

    I'm at nine or ten.
  48. Replacing Adsense with Private Advertising

    I'm not really a fan of Adsense. I know a lot of people make money with it, but I just think there are so many better ways to make money with a website than with Adsense.

    I wrote an article on my...
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    I'd do contributing members and premium members....

    I'd do contributing members and premium members. But, your ultimate goal is to convince them to become premium members, right?
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    I think they are all PSDs. So, you can download...

    I think they are all PSDs. So, you can download them and then put in your own information there.
  51. I won't offer my own services (since this isn't...

    I won't offer my own services (since this isn't for solicitation), but I will comment and say that it is nice to see people willing to pay for premium writing. It's so frustrating to see people...
  52. Yeah, I wouldn't trust Register. I checked them...

    Yeah, I wouldn't trust Register. I checked them out and couldn't even find the price for a domain if I just wanted the domain. They have all of those "packages" where you get hosting and all of that,...
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    Add the WP_Super_Cache plugin. It will turn all...

    Add the WP_Super_Cache plugin. It will turn all your pages into static pages so that when someone visits, WordPress doesn't need to run to pull the page up. It allows your server to do less work....
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    Get and Keep People on Your Site

    Hey,

    In honor of launching my blog, I thought I'd let you guys know I am giving away a free e-book on it. It's called "Get More People to Your Site and Keep Them There." Just sign up for the...
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    That would work. Another thing you could do is...

    That would work. Another thing you could do is make the "read more here" or "click here" nofollow. That way, they don't pass any link juice and you can keep more of the link juice for other deep...
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    I don't really know why people are so excited to...

    I don't really know why people are so excited to post on forums for links. Unless you are providing tremendous quality to your post, no one is going to click through to your site. More importantly,...
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    I think one of the things that is beginning to...

    I think one of the things that is beginning to pop up is the creation of one's own product. Bloggers like Darren Rowse argue for creating your own product to sell, so naturally, advertising money is...
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    [Suggestion] I think you should have to pass an English...

    I think you should have to pass an English competency test to join the forum.

    ...

    Just joking.
  59. Iowadawg...To sell advertising on a site that you...

    Iowadawg...To sell advertising on a site that you have already launched, sure, that's fine. I'm looking to do that on any site I launch. However, to sell advertising on a site that has YET to launch?...
  60. Or accept the fact that it's not reality. It's so...

    Or accept the fact that it's not reality. It's so easy to say, "I want someone to give me money before I have anything of value," but that's not reality. Are you going to sign a contract with the...
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    If I was managing a forum and I needed to...

    If I was managing a forum and I needed to determine if it was successful I'd look for a few things.

    1. Are new members signing up for the site on a regular basis? More importantly, are these new...
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    You know, it's interesting. You can say "I want...

    You know, it's interesting. You can say "I want to work this many hours," but then suddenly you forget that you're doing it. I think that you need to dedicate enough time to get what you need done....
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    [WTS] I can probably get USB sticks. I'd have to do...

    I can probably get USB sticks. I'd have to do some research to get you a quote. I can ship to you (or wherever), but the cost of shipping rests on the buyer.
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    You're in an interesting position. You have a lot...

    You're in an interesting position. You have a lot of time--I just finished school myself--and you are able to do so many things. But, because there are so many things that you want to do, you...
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    [WTS] Promotional Marketing

    Hey,

    As I continue to grow my business, one of the new services that CoDon Media Group is now offering is promotional marketing. For those that aren't aware, promotional marketing is the way in...
  66. I always tell my clients that making an initial...

    I always tell my clients that making an initial investment in the beginning can work wonders in the long run. An $80 investment to make you stand out from the rest would be pennies in comparison to...
  67. My goal for the upcoming year is to increase the...

    My goal for the upcoming year is to increase the number of clients I have. I don't agree with the 80-20 rule. A client that isn't making money isn't a client. It's someone trying to mooch off you and...
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    Yeah, I typically run and hide when it comes to...

    Yeah, I typically run and hide when it comes to the gray area with Google. They usually just terminate you.
  69. Anyone Here Use StudioPress' Genesis Framework

    I've been using it for the past eight months or so and I am incredibly happy with the results that I have seen. For those that don't know, StudioPress released its Genesis Framework with the hope of...
  70. Yay! They'll upgrade you to the new one and cut...

    Yay! They'll upgrade you to the new one and cut your earnings by 25%. You just wait and see!
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    People typically ONLY donate when they are...

    People typically ONLY donate when they are gaining something in return. The link isn't so important, but what is important is the content on the site. Should you be providing expert content that...
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    Or make the forum so enjoyable that people will...

    Or make the forum so enjoyable that people will want to pay for extra perks. Making members want to feel special on a forum to the point that they'll pay a couple dollars a month is a great way to...
  73. Wait a second...Why would it be a problem to...

    Wait a second...Why would it be a problem to offer an incentive if someone signs up through your affiliate link? Host Gator is getting the sale, so whatever you are doing to do it--so long as you...
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    I don't really think it matters how you do it....

    I don't really think it matters how you do it. You might generate your initial spokes to the wheel (Squidoo, HubPages, EzineArticles) and then you might help build those links with a blogspot, xanga...
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    One of the things that I have noticed recently in...

    One of the things that I have noticed recently in regard to link building is the significance in building links to your links. I'm working on an article for my new website about this, but the basic...
  76. That's great. The only problem I know from adding...

    That's great. The only problem I know from adding the third add bar is the fact that there are lower paying ads on your site. So, if someone clicks the cheapest ad, you might only get a dime when,...
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    There are ups and downs to it. Some people make a...

    There are ups and downs to it. Some people make a tremendous income on Amazon stores that it really can be great. However, the problem with Amazon stores is that the commissions are really not that...
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    I combat the bots, Andy, but using Aweber...

    I combat the bots, Andy, but using Aweber like I said above. Because of the double opt in, if a bot signs up, they're not immediately a part of my list, so I can delete them if they don't "opt in"...
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    Doesn't always lie on your site. I disagree,...

    Doesn't always lie on your site. I disagree, though, about the need to send them reminders every 2-3 days. That's sometimes three updates a week and it gives them too many opportunities to feel...
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    You don't even have to send out that many tips,...

    You don't even have to send out that many tips, but 3-4 will definitely secure you a ton of clients. For the most part, if you are sending out an e-mail every week or two and then a pitch when you've...
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    Absolutely, bhartzer. And a lot of people don't...

    Absolutely, bhartzer. And a lot of people don't tend to provide quality when they write an e-mail. I've gotten so many e-mails from these big "Internet marketers" that has really turned into a spam...
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    Anyone do Newsletter Marketing

    One of the things that I have been doing recently--and offering to my clients--is newsletter marketing. Basically what you do is build an e-mail list and then, when you've got a product you want to...
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    WordPress is an interesting tool. Completely out...

    WordPress is an interesting tool. Completely out of the box, no, it's not that great. However, by adding a few little things to it, suddenly you've got an incredibly powerful SEO machine. What I...
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    [WTS] CoDon Media Group Services

    Hey,

    I am the owner of CoDon Media Group and I wanted to post a short thing here about the different services that we offer. The goal of CoDon Media Group is to help our clients get the content...
  85. Poll: [WTS] Since launching CoDon Media Group...

    Since launching CoDon Media Group, I've needed to find a logo designer who can do the designs for my clients. Just finished my first client and Aziz made an incredible logo. If you want a logo, go...
  86. Why not wrap the box around the content so that...

    Why not wrap the box around the content so that it is to the left or to the right of the content?
  87. Poll: [WTS] He made a logo for my political site and I have...

    He made a logo for my political site and I have to say, it's awesome. When I need more logos (which I know I will), I will be going to him to make them for me. Thanks, Aziz!
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    [WTB] Instead of paying for diggs which is bound to get...

    Instead of paying for diggs which is bound to get you screwed over in the long run, instead hire someone to handle your social media. For example, I am putting together a service where I handle the...
  89. [WTB] What is a reasonable price to you? Is four cents...

    What is a reasonable price to you? Is four cents a word a reasonable price or is that an exceptional price? Reasonable is arbitrary, you know?
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    [WTB] Before I write a potential submission, what are...

    Before I write a potential submission, what are you looking to pay per article or per word?
  91. [WTS] I won't be giving away a free sample. However, if...

    I won't be giving away a free sample. However, if you'd like for me to get a review from Will -- I've been working with him for about eight months now -- I'd be more than willing to. I totally...
  92. [WTS] Content Writer, Blog Management, Forum Management

    Who Am I?

    I'm not crazy for asking myself questions, but this is how I want to present the information. My name is Jacob and I am a senior in college majoring in History/Political Science. I used...
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    The word net suggest something with the internet....

    The word net suggest something with the internet. However, it could also be a food site. Perhaps nut chunks could be a new food you develop. Or, selling someone elses nut chunks. :)
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    The issue with the domain name is that it hasn't...

    The issue with the domain name is that it hasn't been branded. For example, the domain name Google.com would not have been worth very much before Google appeared. However, these days, it is obviously...
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    I update one site three times a week. The other...

    I update one site three times a week. The other is updated a few times a week. Tuesday is the big article, Friday is news and then anything sporadically throughout the week as I feel.
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    Or wait until the forum gets ridiculously big and...

    Or wait until the forum gets ridiculously big and then sell sponsorships for different sections. For the health section, find a sponsor or two. For the political section, find a sponsor or two....
  97. [WTS] Thanks for the business, Will.

    Thanks for the business, Will.
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    Dear Loony Jr. will take his place.

    Dear Loony Jr. will take his place.
  99. [WTS] Woot! Ranked three now on Google.

    Woot! Ranked three now on Google.
  100. Nah, that would be a waste of time. The best way...

    Nah, that would be a waste of time. The best way to get mentioned is to get some of the top webmaster blogs to mention the contest and then the trickle down effect will work. Creating blogs to blog...
  101. Yeah, John Chow got banned from Google; however,...

    Yeah, John Chow got banned from Google; however, he got banned for two reasons. The first was because he was doing the "you link to me and I will link to you in a list post" scheme and then he was...
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    I only have one. Don't make a forum for each and...

    I only have one. Don't make a forum for each and every pet. You mentioned four communities. Trying to manage four separate communities, all starting simultaneously, would be an impossible task....
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    I am a phpBB fan. I like the newest version of it...

    I am a phpBB fan. I like the newest version of it and I feel that it rivals vB the most. I never really liked SMF or MyBB, but hey, that's just personal preference. I am a phpBB fan, though.
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    Wow. That was pretty cool. So, we start at the...

    Wow. That was pretty cool. So, we start at the beginning and then we go from there. Great post.
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    I don't see an issue with someone running a porn...

    I don't see an issue with someone running a porn site. But, that's because I don't see a problem with porn. America really is a prude nation (I'm an American). I say, if your family asks you what you...
  106. [WTS] Advertising related to politics, legal, economics, taxes, health care, etc...

    Hey,

    As the year goes on and things heat up more and more between the Democrats and Republicans in regards to who tortured who and blah blah blah, things are getting exciting on my political...
  107. [WTS] Providing Blog Management, Article Writing, Article Submission, E-Book Writing, etc.

    Who Am I?

    I'm not crazy by asking myself questions, but this is how I want to present the information. My name is Jacob and I am a senior in college majoring in Biology which was a mistake since I...
  108. Another route you could go is create two separate...

    Another route you could go is create two separate articles that are actually describing two separate things. I'm sure you're saying "you sound crazy." I get that a lot. Let me explain...

    When I...
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