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Forum: Social Media 16th November 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,219
Posted By torka
Not that I'm aware of. Google was never able to...

Not that I'm aware of. Google was never able to gain traction with the Google+ service among the wider public, and to my understanding they're instead going to focus on other areas where they feel...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,256
Posted By torka
They want you to do SEO on a website that isn't...

They want you to do SEO on a website that isn't finished? When you say the front end is complete but they're still working on the back end, what does that mean? Is the website functional? Is it "open...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By torka
Is there such a thing as a "high quality social...

Is there such a thing as a "high quality social bookmarking site" these days? Seriously, social bookmarking hasn't been a thing for years. Unless the site brings traffic on it's own, it's worthless,...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 31st October 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,528
Posted By torka
You can't remove old pages directly. Your best...

You can't remove old pages directly. Your best bet is to delete the old pages from your site and server and make sure the URL is returning a 404 response. It may take Google a while to figure it out,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By torka
It may or it may not. It depends on whether your...

It may or it may not. It depends on whether your audience wants to read blog content, how good you are at writing and whether you incorporate good strong calls to action appropriately in your blog...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 30th October 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,116
Posted By torka
There is no one right answer for everyone. It...

There is no one right answer for everyone. It depends on where your audience is located, where they spend their time online, how they prefer to consume content, and what it is you're offering.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By torka
First, I disagree that "most people in business"...

First, I disagree that "most people in business" are moving to paid links. Advertising is a legitimate form of marketing and isn't usually considered "paid links."

By paid links, people generally...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 15th October 2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,026
Posted By torka
Any online channel can be used for marketing....

Any online channel can be used for marketing. Which one is best for you or whether online marketing is actually a good idea at all for you depends on who your audience is and what it is you're...
Forum: Social Media 9th October 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,219
Posted By torka
According to a blog by a Google VP of...

According to a blog by a Google VP of Engineering, yes, they are shutting down the service.

There is no firm date for the final shut down yet, but the blog indicates it will take place over the...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 5th October 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,046
Posted By torka
It's possible to track conversions without a...

It's possible to track conversions without a thank you page, but having a thank you page makes the process easier.

Perhaps more importantly, the thank you page is a golden opportunity to reinforce...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th October 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By torka
Google enforces a 500kb file size limit. ...

Google enforces a 500kb file size limit.

—Torka :iratep:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th October 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By torka
I assume you're talking about duplicate content. ...

I assume you're talking about duplicate content.

Nobody knows for sure. Well, nobody outside of a few people at Google, that is. There are a lot of "experts" out there who have various opinions...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th October 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By torka
Get a new domain and start over, this time...

Get a new domain and start over, this time without the black hat practices.

Seriously.

You can go back and undo every bad thing that was done and submit a request for reinclusion, but there's...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 1st October 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,868
Posted By torka
Remarkably, if you use Google and ask exactly...

Remarkably, if you use Google and ask exactly that question, Google's own help file is in the search results, with the answer: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/1752122?hl=en

It's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By torka
There is no meaningful average time, because...

There is no meaningful average time, because every web page, every web site is different. A good session time on an information-rich blog would probably be much longer than the session time for a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By torka
Has anything changed on your website in the past...

Has anything changed on your website in the past 30 days? Google determines when it will crawl your site based on how often content changes.

Please note this is important: how often Google crawls...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,748
Posted By torka
Even if the business owner doesn't plan to do...

Even if the business owner doesn't plan to do their own SEO, it's still important for them to at least be familiar with the general concepts and best practices. Otherwise, it's easy for an...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 6th September 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 54,069
Posted By torka
@Cindy16 - almost right. AdSense ads are not...

@Cindy16 - almost right. AdSense ads are not affiliate marketing, so the money you get has nothing to do with the price of the product or service being marketed.

Rather, AdSense ads are the flip...
Forum: Viral Marketing 6th September 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,503
Posted By torka
Lots of good ideas here... just keep in mind,...

Lots of good ideas here... just keep in mind, "viral marketing" isn't really a thing. At least, not to the extent that you can create something designed to go viral with any sort of assurance it...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 5th September 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 33,381
Posted By torka
Exactly, @kindsvater! The best tactic for...

Exactly, @kindsvater! The best tactic for promotion will vary depending on what it is that's being marketed and the target audience for it.

@Joshvin23, you need to understand that not everyone...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 5th September 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,451
Posted By torka
Depends on what you mean by "third parties social...

Depends on what you mean by "third parties social sharing." If you mean other people besides you sharing your information via social channels versus you sharing it yourself, it's almost always more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By torka
It's important to note no matter what their...

It's important to note no matter what their advocates might claim these might work for a while, but it's trivially easy for Google to figure them out. (After all, their initial algorithm was...
Forum: Social Media 5th September 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,978
Posted By torka
Does your audience frequent social media sites?...

Does your audience frequent social media sites? If so, which sites? Is your product something that people will typically buy on impulse, or with a relatively short decision cycle (more usual with...
Forum: New Member Introductions 23rd September 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By torka
Welcome aboard, Charles! I'm glad you joined our...

Welcome aboard, Charles! I'm glad you joined our merry crew. Sounds as though you could have some excellent war stories and ideas to share -- and, of course, we're here to answer any questions you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By torka
Not sure what you mean by "paid traffics". If...

Not sure what you mean by "paid traffics". If you're talking about buying site visitors, don't waste your money. You will absolutely not get any positive results from that. You would be better off...
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