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Everything posted by TheDarkestKnight

  1. For some reason on the West Coast people swear by Yelp. Everywhere else people just seem to swear at Yelp. They are becoming a lot like the BBB it seems.
  2. And speaking of losing market share, everywhere I look I see posts about people running away from Yoast. 😁
  3. I finally decided to give Gutenberg a shot on a dummy site I have to play around with. What a shit show. It is just awful to work with. Kept getting weird errors popping up when I would try to go into the HTML code. It's clunky and the features are just not worth the effort. I understand that they are probably losing some market share to Wix and some of these other drag and drop website builders that are advertising all over the place. They should have partnered with one of the existing page builders instead. I am sure it will get better over time, but this is just bad. Browsing around on different forums and Reddits, I do not think I have seen one positive comment about Gutenberg. For any gamers out there, this reminds me of the Fallout 76 launch. They put a demo out there early. People played it and hated it. The developers said, "Tough shit. We're launching anyhow."
  4. I have never seen such a thing, but you could probably go to a freelancer website and get someone to program something like that really cheap. I'm not a programmer, but it does not seem like something that would be very difficult for a programmer to come up with.
  5. I've been thinking about this for a few weeks. 1) Starting a PnL every month. I also have an appointment scheduled with my accountant in January to discuss setting up an LLC versus a corporation and will be setting one of them up for my business. I'm also going to start outsourcing more of my work, especially the writing part of it for my affiliate sites. I've been cheap up until now. It's not productive time for me. 2) I'm going to stop writing all my own content. I am also going to stop working all the time (or making myself feel like it anyhow) and get myself on a more set and rigid schedule.
  6. I was just on another forum (a more slimy area) where I saw someone posting about how they were going to use Facebook and Twitter to purposely drive a bunch of untargeted traffic to a site (a competitor) to drive up their bounce rate and knock them down in the rankings. The only thing it might do, is get the competitor a few sales.
  7. I like this idea a lot. I think it would be great for shooting ideas around.
  8. I can see it now. "We checked on our super secret server from Wix.com and we rank #1. Your claim is invalid. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $50,000." In many ways, they show how little they understand about SEO just by having this contest.
  9. For what it is worth, I think you made the right choice. Reading this thread, it sounded like a no-win proposition. Without an influx of cash to spend on ads, I do not see any possible way that a business like this turns around in just a few weeks. That is asking the impossible. Even if you did help her some, it wouldn't be enough if she really is that close to shuttering the business.
  10. Thank you. I suppose I could have just Googled that too. Lol. Your response was much more helpful though.
  11. A chat room. I'd feel like I am back in the AOL days.
  12. I think a lot of it depends on what your link tells people. If the link says "buy now", and they click on it, they are likely expecting some sort of cart or checkout. If it says, "click for more information" or just has something like the product name, but it takes them to a cart, they will be less likely to buy. There is definitely plusses and minuses to both the 90-day cookie and the 24-hour option.
  13. Hey Jill, This might be a dumb question, but briefly, what is Periscope?
  14. I am gong to check out Perry's book also. Thanks.
  15. I agree. At the very least read something like HTML/CSS for Dummies.
  16. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to check out ZoHo's free option. Most likely I will just stick with my super advanced pen and paper setup.
  17. I have dabbled in PPC advertising a little bit. In most cases, I lost my shirt. Does anyone have a good resource out there for learning about Pay-Per-Click advertising that they can recommend? I'm mostly interested in AdWords and Facebook Ads, but even would be interested in a general PPC learning resource. I see plenty of courses on Udemy, but I trust them about as far as I can throw a car.
  18. I had the same problem Yukon described with irrelevant ads. Here I am generating this traffic and you are going to show that? Yeah, no thanks.
  19. I am curious to what other people are using to keep themselves organized and on task. Are you using something simple like a written To Do List? Do you use a Windows app? Or are you using an online option? I have been looking into some of the online options, but as a one-man show, I'm not sure they are worth the cost to me. Thanks for any feedback.
  20. It is crazy just how much many "professional" SEOs rely on these metrics. I would not say to just ignore them all the time, but even if they were accurate they are not updated in real time. Moz might take a few months to find new links. You might see a domain with a DA of 0, but next week it will be 30 once they push out an update. Despite that, people are using these metrics to determine things like if their links are good or not. I wonder how many good links have been removed or disavowed because they didn't have the proper metrics???
  21. I would be interested in hearing if anyone has any feedback on RDDZ scraper too. I hear its name popup now and then, but there does not seem to be a ton of people using it. Maybe they are all just hiding in the shadows though.
  22. Like elcidofaguy said, unfortunately sometimes it really is a matter of who is looking at the site. For this website, I think most people can see where the effort was put in to provide something useful and of value to anyone who visits the page. I think most reviewers would agree that it is a worthwhile and quality page versus a blatant doorway page. That does not mean that there are not a few Google reviewers out there who would not see it differently.
  23. I kind of hope some billionaire with more money than they know what to do with sets up a fund to keep WayBack Machine going forever. To some degree, it is a living historical document of the internet.
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