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  1. dcristo

    Help Me/Question Dropshipping Vs. Affiliate Marketing?

    Affiliate marketing is a lot more newbie friendly, it is what I would recommend to anyone starting out. Dropshipping certainly has its merits if you have an ecommerce store, but it's a pretty weak business model for a number of reasons. Your reputation is reliant on the dropshipper for starters...
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    Help Me/Question How To Monetize A Forum?

    Forums are hard work, and they tend to be resource hogs, so you need better web hosting, but they can make a lot of money if you know what you're doing. The awesome thing about forum communities once they gain momentum is they generate lots of user generated content. There is also something very...
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    Help Me/Question Is Link Exchange Important?

    You are right mate. Only a tiny percentage of searchers go deeper than the first page of the SERPs for any keyword search. I think about 40% of searchers will click on the first result, you really want to try and rank in the top 3 positions.
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    Announcement Win Cash! Content Writing Competition Year End 2015

    Here is my entry My Experience - Overcoming Very Low Adsense Ctr On Forums at Good luck to everyone that enters :)
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    My Experience Overcoming Very Low Adsense Ctr On Forums

    Very true. But also keep in mind Adsense is not the only way to monetize a site. Using your example, if you have a popular video gaming forum, developers may pay you to review their games, and you can make money through other direct ads. Good point. I was going to include this in the article...
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    My Experience Overcoming Very Low Adsense Ctr On Forums

    Starting a forum can be an extremely rewarding experience if it takes off and turns into a thriving online community. But it can be a hard slog before you get there! Most novice forum website administrators assume that once you have a busy forum with a large number of users and active...
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    Announcement Win Cash! Content Writing Competition Year End 2015

    Now I understand why I have seen some incredibly detailed and well thought out posts on this forum. It is for this competition! I will enter this.
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    Help Me/Question How to generate sales from amazon affiliate program

    You are absolutely not spending the same time promoting a $1000 product. These more expensive products will be more competitive, and potential buyers need to be convinced more, as they will be forking out more money. A good strategy with the Amazon Associates program is to promote cheaper items...
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    Help Me/Question Is Link Exchange Important?

    The quality of the search results is essentially everything to Google. The easier it is to manipulate the SERPs the crappier the results will be.
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    Tutorial How To Get More Facebook Likes

    Good post. You can also promote your Facebook Page on other social media sites. For example, you can include the FB page in the description section of YouTube videos, or in the signature of forum sites you're participating in.
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    My 2 Cents How To Keep Your Motivation Going In Affiliate Marketing?

    This is such an important thread. I think it is important to believe in yourself and know what you're trying to accomplish. If you have goals you're know where you're heading, otherwise you just feel like a headless chicken.
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    Help Me/Question Why google hates traffic generated through ptc and traffic exchange sites?

    Because of the quality of the traffic, it is not "natural".
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    Help Me/Question How To Decide The Best Seo Company For Your Tasks

    There is also a lot of bad information about SEO online as well, which a rookie wouldn't know how to decipher. For example, you always hear people saying blog commenting is an excellent link building method, when that couldn't be further from the truth, and it can do more harm than good.
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    Help Me/Question How To Decide The Best Seo Company For Your Tasks

    Even if you are looking to outsource SEO responsibilities to a third party, I think it's helpful to learn the fundamentals of SEO yourself, otherwise how can you know if the provider is good or not?
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    Help Me/Question What Is The Best Keywords Research Tool For Finding Long Tail Keywords?

    Google Trends is another good keyword research tool. In addition to showing keyword tends, it shows related searches and regional interest.
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    My Suggestion Improve Local Search Rankings For Your Website

    Register a ccTLD (country-code top-level domain) and get ccTLD backlinks. So, for example, if you want to rank in Google UK, get a
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    Help Me/Question Best Affiliate Program?

    There is no best affiliate program. It depends on your traffic. The more targeted the product/service is, the better it should convert.
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    My Suggestion Effective Link Building Strategies

    Actually, blog commenting should not be considered an effective link building tactic, because it's not. It is good for networking with other bloggers in your niche, but blog comment links are nofollow, so from a SEO perspective, it's not helping you.
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    Help Me/Question How To Make Money Online?

    Use your skills and passions to create value and the money will follow. There are no secrets to making money online. Once you know the fundamentals, the rest is just hard work and perseverance. A quote I read online just today holds so true and it's relevant to this discussion. "The harder I...
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    Help Me/Question Do you use the internet to help write articles?

    Absolutely, it's mandatory to do some research when writing an in-depth article about a topic.