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Announcing New Ownership of Forum BigPoppi 7 2 daysBigPoppi (82): Even if you can't make it the live stream it will be recorded and the video will be available for playback. We also created an ad on FB so if you see it, like the fan page for The Traffic Professor. We set this up for @belew when we created the blogging course in 2011. https://www.facebook.com/TheTrafficProfessor/ We will be combining the forum with the page for marketing/training activities... Thanks, Mike
Official Introduce Yourself Thread #5 Belew 313 8 daysgspieler (490): @@JeanetteSHall @Cathyglan @@Belew @SusanDay @bomber410 All: I am re-re introducing myself, @GeriSpieler...I was on the old forum. Investigative reporter for TruthDig.com, blogger, editor, author. Always looking for new information from experts online.
PLEASE READ: Why I Created This Forum Belew 76 8 dayskanmaster (1): Hi Bill, I have a niche website that I've been working on for a little bit now (about 6 months). I don't feel like I'm getting the traffic I thought I would get after that period of time. But here's the site https://diysmarthomeguide.com. I hope to get feedback from you in any form. Thanks much, Kevin
Have you seen the 15 MOST READ forum threads Belew 23 1 yearBelew (11713): If there were more of me ... I'd update this more often. Wait! There is more of me ... Stella!
Do 300 or 400 word post still rank on Google vicky4227 11 1 dayRev (5407): Do you know who Seth Godin is? How is that? Most of his blog posts are about 20 words long. Google sees him as eminently authoritative.
Dead around here Steve 19 10 daysgspieler (490): @BigPoppi I'm interested as well.
Plz! Somebody Stop Me from My New Plan ... Belew 12 12 daysBigPoppi (82): @Rev - just curious how you got those 15,000 and 25,000 members and over what time period. Personally, I'm on FB to make Money and create a pixeled list I can market to over and over again. There's a big difference between that and real messages, real questions and lots of real answers which is a lot of WORK, like you say. People are looking to make money and do it in a way that allows them to have time and freedom for themselves and...
The forum that keeps on going... Steve 9 12 daysgspieler (490): Will look forward to whatever comes next. Thanks.
Google RSS feed email subscription tienny 1 12 daystienny (658): Currently, I signed up a newsletter. The newsletter is an email subscription using google RSS feed. However, I can’t find the update email preferences. Please kindly help.
No WiFi signal, no nothing Belew 6 12 daysBigPoppi (82): Live is awesome.... there are secrets to doing it correctly and tools that make it easier.
Looking Forward to Learning From the Forum CurtNeff 5 13 daysben_morgan (1): Hope that you will find there something useful for you.
​10​ REAL​ benefits to upgrade to Teacher Belew 15 13 daysben_morgan (1): Thanks for the information.
Enthralled Magazine for Authors Issue 3 SusanDay 8 13 daysben_morgan (1): Thanks for the information!
Facebook Advertising... Rev 45 24 daysjeanericblass (1): Here is the guide i am talking about... facebook audience insights
How Do You Handle Guest Post Requests? Belew 8 2 monthsJeanetteSHall (4): The guest posts I have done (meaning have written a post for someone to end up on their site) either have been altered because their word length requirements had changed, or their sites no longer exist. Otherwise was a waste of my time. Have tried to get other people to post on my site, but since I do not use a common operating system we have trouble getting the information to pass between us. Did have one great experience with author...
How to manage email? tienny 4 2 monthstienny (658): @SusanDay “Cull” is a very strong word. Reminds me of culling sheep. Recently, I cull, unsubscribe and even create another email address to separate newsletters from my work email. Now better a bit.
Facebook decided to screw me, too ... Belew 28 2 monthsBelew (11713): There are more than 4100 people to say good-bye to.:(
Forwarding email doesn’t work tienny 3 2 monthstienny (658): I have been contacting them. Set the mx record. Still can’t work.
REQUEST: Case Studies Lenderman33 1 3 monthsLenderman33 (250): Hi Folks, Today I would like to share a case study: 1 Client, 1 Geographical Area, 3 Strategies: Client: Construction. Geographical Area: Highly targeted to 'County' Strategy 1: Build Educational Content relevant to Niche. Strategy 2: Pick up the phone, and call the lead. Strategy 3: Word of mouth referrals. Traffic Results: 10 - 20 highly targeted users per day. Leads: $1Million of construction contract leads every...
Help with converting a multiniche blog vicky4227 19 3 monthsvicky4227 (40): Lol, hi guys. Bill is right. Sorry I had to disobey some tips I got here. Deleted poor and low ranking contents. Rebranded the site and have been blowing steam unstoppable for weeks now. Give up? Never. Bill, if you don't shut this forum down soon, I'll be back to give results. Right now I think the deletion and niche rebranding was the best decision so far. Thanks all.
224 Characteristics REAL Influencer / Mentor Belew 103 3 monthsBelew (11713): These are slowly becoming images and are being posted at Facebook. I am on number 45 or 46.
Continuing Education Rev 4 3 monthsBelew (11713): If I wanted to know smth abt WordPress, I'd ask @Rev.
Why would H1 and H3 tags matter in a blog? rcayeras 7 4 monthsrcayeras (439): The guidelines for using heading tags came from an agency. I looked into tags - looks like I was also mistaken about the importance of H1 and H2 -- looking at https://www.postmm.com/h1-and-h2-header-tags-and-how-they-affect-seo/ mentioning H3-H6 still seems irrelevant. The postings are on wordpress. I guess I'm good at writing at editing, and have much to learn about what SEO pays attention to. My grasshopper question - how much play does...
How do you deal with trolls? jonhcenami 2 4 monthsBelew (11713): Here's a thread that deals with handling trolls. Handling trolls
Call for magazine articles SusanDay 10 4 monthsSusanDay (2023): @gspieler Thank you. The best way is to use the form on the website - https://www.enthralledmagazine.com/contributors-submissions/ That way I will get them twice, and there's no chance of overlooking any. My email is fine too, though. The last articles I received from your group were amazing. I will be delighted to receive more. Readers found them interesting and inspiring. Please pass this on when mentioning the magazine and provide a...
Enthralled Magazine Issue SusanDay 2 4 monthstienny (658): @SusanDay Thanks.
Relationships First, then sell ... Belew 6 4 monthsBelew (11713): Small things done right can make all the difference. What @Rev says.
adding comment section to wordpress posting egwebster 2 5 monthsgspieler (490): @egwebster Not sure how you set up your Wordpress blog. I also use Wordpress for my blog and the "comment" section was just part of the design. See a screenshot that shows the bottom of the blog page. https://forum.billbelew.com/cached/c7af248b3171ba00d6231415ef0fda78.jpg
Can you send blog posting directly? egwebster 8 5 monthsrcayeras (439): "Boosting" on Facebook works. People outside of meetup became members and some attended my last workshop. The ROI - The physical attendance was about what I expected - 0.1% signed in. $35 over a 12-day period to reach 2000 - 6000, 3 new clients signed in. The increased membership and followers on 2 meetup pages and 1 facebook page - about 30. That may not sound huge, but neither was the investment. Facebook has been around for years...
How to center the ad in this blog post DansCartoons 6 5 monthsDansCartoons (298): Never heard back from @Rev so looked into this further in the event others may be interested in acquiring CSS code for "centering"..,..what I did was find a CSS technique for ad on this page: https://danscartoons.com/toonblog/cartoonist-blogs/ and did this using: <div style="text-align:center;"> <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!--...
Spam messages from wordpress contact form tienny 4 5 monthstienny (658): I google search for the captcha plugin and led to https://blog.templatetoaster.com/top-wordpress-captcha-plugins-2017/. I install Really CAPTCHA. It doesn't appear. Thus, I'm stuck in finding my way out. Can anybody please help me?
Insurance for bloggers egwebster 12 5 monthstienny (658): @rcayeras That’s good for you.
Question about an abandoned blog vicky4227 6 5 monthsRev (5407): @vicky4227 Please fill out your profile information so we can find you online. I would like to read your blog.
Australia Post Take Two SusanDay 31 5 monthsDansCartoons (298): Here is a "for instance" example of one web site that uses my daily cartoon: http://www.laramienetwork.com/comics.aspx and when you're on that page, click my daily cartoon....you'll see something happen....(don't worry, it won't embed anything on your computer, lol!)
Cloud Hosting - What the??? SusanDay 9 5 monthstienny (658): @Rev What do you mean? Do you mean there are many ways to earn a living or storing own data?
Wondering Why You Need to Self Host? SusanDay 12 5 monthstienny (658): @Rev Thanks for giving the overall picture. I like GoDaddy’s customer service experiences. They have Singapore number. Thus it is likened to make local calls. I have been calling them and I like the experiences they give.
Numbers or consistency? BKatt 14 5 monthsSusanDay (2023): @BKatt I have two sites - one I posted 3 x a day for six months, the other 6 x a day for five months. That was nearly three years ago. I dropped posting down to two or three times a day, then once a day, and now one of the sites only gets one post a week; the other one a day. All those posts I put up are my little soldiers working away to get lots of attention. I know this because even though I have dropped the number of posts dramatically the...
Blogging on Steriods SusanDay 9 5 monthsSusanDay (2023): @vicky4227 Thank you! I'm almost done!
Is SEO work on previous posts worth it? BKatt 4 5 monthsBKatt (28): I am using Yoast... as best I know how at this point. I usually tweak their snippets. I also add a title and description in the WP dashboard below. And I edit the permalink per suggestions in my thread about categories, tags, etc.
Categories, Tags and Description BKatt 17 6 monthsRev (5407): While categories do play a role in SEO, especially if you set them to be part of the permalink, they are primarily for helping produce a favorable user experience (UX). From this perspective you generally want one category designated for each post. There will be some exceptions to this "rule" but only when a post clearly and distinctly speaks to 2 or more categories. In that case you might first consider breaking the post up into as...
A new magazine for authors - enthralled? SusanDay 10 6 monthsSusanDay (2023): @Belew Thank you - it has been a fun project, but yes hours and hours of work
Going Facebook LIVE Today 1/21 11:45 am PT Belew 5 6 monthsRev (5407): @DangerMan How can the movie be "award winning" and "coming soon"? Doesn't it actually have to be here to win awards?
share your experiences with YouTube live Belew 1 6 monthsBelew (11713): Has anybody used YouTube live? For what? How' that work for you? I hate YouTube. Once I am there I need a crowbar and a tow truck to get me off it.
How Can I Turn the World Off When I Can't? Belew 18 6 monthstienny (658): @gspieler Thanks for sharing your article on productivity. Do you mind to share how your timer looks like? Thanks.
Let's Discuss: Referrals -Giving & Receiving TParker 12 6 monthsRev (5407): Another good form of engagement.
10 REAL benefits to upgrade to Student Level Belew 13 6 monthsBelew (11713): 22 new students starting on the 29th!
Facebook Boosts and stats gspieler 5 6 monthsBelew (11713): @gspieler Congrats on figuring out what works for you and building your audience. Find a good strategy to stay engaged with them and it'll grow more.
How do I improve my online reach w Facebook? jmolan 22 6 monthsjmolan (478): https://forum.billbelew.com/cached/7622aa98c94bcac2c692aa387100543c.png https://forum.billbelew.com/cached/7b1f2cdf3a6bc72ca7f7f533142da917.png Funny Bill (or maybe not) I'm not sure https://forum.billbelew.com/cached/1dc0ab5b88c8975ad1eaa920619d9b68.png The original filling out of the ad said goals? Page visits, Likes, etc. You can see the two colored line, the short piece on the end is what FB got me, the rest is just good sharing and...
What to do when you 1st enter a forum phani22 2 6 monthsBelew (11713): @phani22 Welcome! How can we help?
What's the Best Publisher sans agent? jmolan 16 6 monthsgspieler (490): @Belew: You are very funny. Here is how it goes for most authors. We are responsible for cashing the check. I really don't care that I didn't make a lot of money on the book. It has served me very well. I learned early on not to expect to get rich writing a book...for most of us. We'll see what happens. In terms of the movie stuff, I had excellent representation. My agent has a contract with a major entertainment law firm in Los Angeles. I...
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