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Forum: Link Development 2nd May 2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,504
Posted By AdamMBSmith
But traffic numbers are effected by search trends.

But traffic numbers are effected by search trends.
Forum: Link Development 2nd May 2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,504
Posted By AdamMBSmith
I was doing it manually via Google Incognito. ...

I was doing it manually via Google Incognito.
Although I'm now setting up Advanced Web Rankings to check various locations.
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 2nd May 2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 38,076
Posted By AdamMBSmith
PPC is for short term gains SEO is for long...

PPC is for short term gains
SEO is for long term gains

If you do SEO well, you can rank top and get a constant flow of traffic, effectively for free every day.

The success of PPC will always...
Forum: Link Development 2nd May 2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,504
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Geo Location

Anyone else seeing their websites rank very differently depending on the location you've set your computer to when searching in Google?

One of my client's sites is currently ranking #7 in...
Forum: Social Media 2nd May 2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,709
Posted By AdamMBSmith
I'm still not sold on Google+ It just feels...

I'm still not sold on Google+

It just feels like Twitter to me.

Possibly because it's full of work stuff and most of my followers are probably spam bots.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd May 2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,695
Posted By AdamMBSmith
No way. If someone wants me top notch work,...

No way.
If someone wants me top notch work, they can pay for it, not try and tempt me with a prize.

Besides, we all know that competition winners are often selected based on their relationship...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 2nd May 2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,266
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Earlier this week, Google has actually been...

Earlier this week, Google has actually been shutting down some blogspots in my hobby niche after issuing DMCAs.

Because Google states in its Ts and Cs that they own your blogspot and all of its...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 2nd May 2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,411
Posted By AdamMBSmith
I'm doing 2 things at the moment. One is to...

I'm doing 2 things at the moment.
One is to approach places that openly say they're looking for guest posts.

The other is to email people I've chatted with online and pitch them a couple of ideas...
Forum: Social Media 6th December 2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,515
Posted By AdamMBSmith
But aren't Blogs social media too?

But aren't Blogs social media too?
Forum: Social Media 5th December 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,515
Posted By AdamMBSmith
I found that having a website with great content...

I found that having a website with great content provides awesome leverage for social media.

That way you've got something to talk about with your audience and something very link worthy, rather...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 5th December 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,486
Posted By AdamMBSmith
And for this reason you shouldn't gamble your...

And for this reason you shouldn't gamble your entire business on the internet.
Make sure you can make money from other avenues and not just search and PPC.:fryingpan1:
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 5th December 2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,370
Posted By AdamMBSmith
PPC is a high spend, high returns strategy. ...

PPC is a high spend, high returns strategy.
What puts most people off is that the first month is always a loss, because you're spending loads of money just testing the water to see what converts and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Having something that's actually interesting and...

Having something that's actually interesting and worthy of promotion is the best place to start.

So many companies I work with are trying to flog old tat and then they wonder why no one is...
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 5th December 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,959
Posted By AdamMBSmith
EBay VS Amazon VS Google Shopping

I've used eBay and Amazon to sell products when I've worked at various online businesses. But how do they match up to Google's paid shopping results?

With all of them you're paying for exposure to...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 16th October 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,595
Posted By AdamMBSmith
You're sort of on the money. Funny enough, I've...

You're sort of on the money.
Funny enough, I've written a blog post about that too:
http://www.ithinkmedia.co.uk/blog/search-engine-optimisation/google-exact-match-domain-update/

PS: If anyone...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 16th October 2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,595
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Not with this kind of traffic. :fryingpan1: My...

Not with this kind of traffic. :fryingpan1:
My flaw was not having any good revenue streams.

But bear in mind that I did this just to learn content driven SEO, so money wasn't the primary goal.
...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th October 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,595
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Many thanks :welcome2: I always bugged me...

Many thanks :welcome2:

I always bugged me how different sites gave lots of advice but never actually had anything to back it up.
Forum: Small Business Finance 10th October 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,046
Posted By AdamMBSmith
What's that got to do with an accountant for my...

What's that got to do with an accountant for my business? :allalone:
Forum: Social Media 3rd October 2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,936
Posted By AdamMBSmith
I was under the impression it was mostly women...

I was under the impression it was mostly women who use Pinterest and that they only take pictures of clothes and food.

Great if that's your market, otherwise I wouldn't bother personally.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 3rd October 2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,111
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Selling Stock Footage As A Side Line?

I'm always goofing around with my camera whenever I walk our dog at the weekend. So I was wondering if anyone here tried selling stock footage to either stock footage companies or production...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 3rd October 2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,439
Posted By AdamMBSmith
I'll take that as a No then... :thud1:

I'll take that as a No then... :thud1:
Forum: Local Marketing 3rd October 2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By AdamMBSmith
You need to optimise your pages for local search....

You need to optimise your pages for local search.
So let's say you were a Plumber in Chelmsford, Essex, your home page title tag would read:

Bob's Plumbers & Plumbing Services in Chelmsford,...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 3rd October 2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,833
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Anyone with an Exact Match Domain or Partial...

Anyone with an Exact Match Domain or Partial Match Domain been hit by the EMD Update that was rolled out last weekend?

One of my client's sites has completely nose dived.
But that seems to be due...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By AdamMBSmith
The idea is that if you rank #1 in Google, it's...

The idea is that if you rank #1 in Google, it's because your page is actually the best result for that search term.

So you have to ask yourself if your page actually DESERVES that top position....
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 3rd October 2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,595
Posted By AdamMBSmith
Blog Case Study

I said I'd post this up in a couple of threads a while back.
Basically I wrote a case study of one of my blogs for my friend who works at Lakestar Media.

It takes you through all the steps from...
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