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New Product Ideas / New tool suggestion
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:05:13 AM »
It would be nice to have a tool that does the SEO analysis that is done by the software offered by cognitiveseo.com but at a more affordable price. :)

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Instant Article Wizard / .NET Framework 4.5
« on: January 27, 2014, 06:04:03 PM »
Will IAW work with .NET Framework 4.5 or must I also have .NET Framework 3.5 on my computer

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Article Builder / Titles do not match articles
« on: January 03, 2014, 08:04:46 AM »
I'm starting to see a lot of articles where the subject of the title is not mentioned anywhere in the article body.

This could cause readers to never return to your web site. Worse, this could cause a reader to trigger a Google Human Review of the site by tagging the site in Chrome.

For instance, in Fishing, one title is "Gear You Need To Start Fly Fishing"  However there is not one mention of fly fishing in the article.

I realize these articles are general tips. I realize the software just assembles tips paragraphs in the database to create the articles.

But titles should not be written that do not match any of the tips in the articles.  At least one of the tip paragraphs in the article should match the title of the article.  So if an article is named "Gear You Need To Start Fly Fishing"  then at least one tip in that article should mention gear used in fly fishing.

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Keyword Snatcher 2.0 / Is KSV2 Returning Bad Results?
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:28:05 PM »
I used KS2 today for the first time in a long time.  I was under the impression that KS2 only returned keywords that somebody had typed in a search form.

I am searching using Google, Bing, Yahoo.  I selected treat keyword as one word.

I am receiving a lot of keywords back that do not make sense.  For example I am now searching for Texas Crappie Fishing to find long tail keywords to add pages to a site I am developing.

I am receiving keywords back about Texas crappie shark fishing, Texas crappie pike fishing, Texas crappie Alabama Alabama power fishing habitats and similar combinations of terms that a human would not type into a search form.

I did an earlier search with the same keywords, Google only, and did not have the junk keywords returned.

So it KS2 having problems with all three search engines selected or was I wrong in my thinking that it only returned keywords that somebody typed into a search box?

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General Chatter / Why Do Idiots Spam With Comments?
« on: September 06, 2013, 07:40:56 AM »
I simply do not understand why people spam with comments instead of making valid comments that would be approved.

I allow comments on all my blogs, from my pr 0 to my pr 6 blogs.  I reward those who make valid relevant comments on my blogs with do follow links.  I use CommentLuv on my blogs which make it easy for other CommentLuv users to receive do follow links on my blogs.

[rant] I just spend fifteen minutes reviewing 170 comments on one of my pr 6 blogs.  I had to mark all 170 comments as spam.  So I wasted fifteen minutes and those 170 idiots lost an opportunity to have a do follow link back to their site from a pr 6 blog.

All I ask is the person use a name in the name block, make a relevant comment and not leave links in the body of their message.

And relevant does not need to be too relevant.  I accept comments such as "I enjoyed reading what you had to say.  I may not agree with everything you stated but you did make some valid points".  In other words, a general comment that would fit just about any blog but is not obvious spam.

It would be nice if the comment was on the actual subject of the article but I don't insist on that.  Yet not one of these 170 comments could be constructed as anything but spam by any reader of the comment.  :(

Every one of those 170 comments had links in the body of the comment.  Some of them had a dozen or more links. 

I don't know of any webmaster that would approve such comments.  So why do people waste their time submitting such comments.  Yes, I know most of them are from automatic submission software.

But it is very easy to use automatic submission software and still leave decent comments that have an excellent chance to be approved by the webmaster.

It is not required that you make 100% spam type comments when using automatic submission software.  I know some will argue that any use of automatic comment submission software is spam. I will not argue with those purists as I understand their viewpoint.
[/rant]

Comments can be a good method of picking up do follow links.  But you must take the time to do it right so the webmaster will approve your link.  I highly recommend the CommentLuv plugin for back links.  It helps you find sites within your niche and ensures your comments will be accepted by fellow CommentLuv users. (But be sure to make sure the comments you make are the type you want to see on your blog)

I know some "guru's" will tell you that comments are a waste of time as Google discounts them.  But I have found that comments work when they are one component of a back link program. 

I am also looking for a new anti-spam plugin as the one I am using seems to have stopped working.  It is set to reject any comment that contains a link in the body of the message yet all 170 comments had one or more links in them.  I thought the latest Wordpress update might have broken the plugin so I checked the author site.  He is no longer supporting the plugin so I need to find a new one.

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Article Builder / Article Builder Not Injecting Content
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:13:30 PM »
I tried to do a bulk injection of content into a zip file tonight.  It did not work as when AB refreshed it would just take me to a blank page, with nothing happening.

So I tried to inject content into a single file.  I had the same problem, after submit, AB would take me to a blank page.


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General Chatter / Get Your Sites Indexed In Google In Minutes
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:35:38 PM »
I received this tip in an email. At first I blew it off but then decide to try it and found it worked.  It took me less than a minute to get five pages indexed doing the following.

1. Embed a youtube video in each page you want indexed.

2. Install the Google XML Sitemap for Videos plugin

3. Go to the plugins settings and then click Generate video sitemap. (you must have posts/pages with youtube videos in them)

4. When the video sitemap is generated, click ping Google on the sitemap page.

5. Within a few minutes your domain and the video pages will be indexed. 

As I stated I tried this on a brand new domain and it worked.  I had five pages indexed in Google less than a minute after clicking on Ping.

I don't know how long this will work but it is great for quickly getting new sites indexed as long as it works.

The key seems to be adding the video sitemap generator and pinging after the site map is generated.  I have used youtube videos on a lot of my sites without seeing this quick indexing action.  This is the first time I have used this plugin on my sites but I will be using it from now on.  Or until this stops working.  :)

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iNeedArticles / Feature requests
« on: April 27, 2013, 10:06:09 AM »
Feature request 1

I may have missed it but I don't see a way to reject a poorly written article.  I know I can notify Jonathan about a poorly written article but the system should handle it.  So it would be nice if I could reject a poorly written article and have the article request placed back in the queue for another writer to handle.

Feature request 2

Identify the writer of our articles and allow us the option of rejecting that writer for future writing assignments.  It does not do me much good to have an article written if I must rewrite it before using it.  Currently I can give a writer one or two stars for poorly written articles but that does not ensure the writer will not write for me again. 

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The Best Spinner 3 / Generate and Compare Modules, Editing question
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:53:03 PM »
When this module completes it process it provides a matrix of comparisons between two sets of articles.  However when you click on a % to bring up the edit window it always names the two articles the same,  Spin 1 and Spin 2.

Can this be changes so that it display the number of the article being edited, 3, 170.  This would allow you to name the articles as you save them so you can keep track of the articles you are working with?

There does not seem to be any way to save an article as you edit it nor does there seem to be any way to save the article once the edit is complete.  You can click on copy article and save it to your clipboard.  But it does not seem possible to save the edits that you made on the article you are working on at the time.

Are there any plans to upgrade this module so you can save and work with your articles, either on the server or on your desktop?  I would prefer to save to my desktop if possible but saving to the server would be better than not being able to save at all.

I like what I see in the module.  It is fast and responsive.  i just need a method to save my work as I go and to save my work when I finish a project.

Thanks,

Ed

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The Best Spinner 3 / TBS Publish, Generate and Compare Module
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:40:47 PM »
I have started evaluating this module of TBS and have a few questions about what I have found so far.

1.  It appears that when you click on Generate and Compare you are taken a new page where you select the number of copies you wish to generate and then click on Generate to create the articles.  It appears to generate the articles on the fly and performs the comparison during the process.  However I can not find where it saves the articles it generates nor can I find any place where I can save these articles.

1.  Is this true?  If I select to generate 200 articles from a master spin document how can I save these 200 articles so I can use them later?

2.  Is there a way I can import articles into this section so that it will run the comparison on the articles I imported?

3.  I assume all computation is done on the server and not my desktop.  Yet sometimes I will get the "not responding " message in the frame where the work is being displayed.  Does this mean that the server was too busy to process the computations while this message was being displayed?  Would this happen often if this module is used on a consistent basis?

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The Best Spinner 3 / Spin Tags
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:58:31 PM »
I use Rapid Rewriter to rewrite my articles that I use on sites.  While Rapid Rewriter has a spin function I find it must faster to copy the sentence to The Best spinner, spin it, then copy it again and paste it back into the Rapid Rewriter.

However Rapid Rewriter uses [  ] as the outside tags for an internal spin in a sentence while The Best Spinner uses {  }as the tags for both internal and external tags when it spins.

Is there anyway I can set The Best Spinner to use [ ] as the internal tags for sentence spinning?

I currently spin the sentence with TBS, copy it to Notepad, use Replace to replace the { } tags with [ ] tags, copy the sentence again and paste it into Rapid Rewriter.

So my steps are to rewrite each article five times using Rapid Rewriter, then sentence by sentence copy the sentences into TBS, create the spun sentence, copy the spun sentence from TBS, paste it into Notepad, use Replace to change the internal tags to [ ], then copy the spun sentence again and paste it back into Rapid Rewriter to use to generate the spun articles.

It would save some time if TBS could be configured to use [ ] as the tag for internal spins but I haven't found a way.  So I thought I would ask here to see if anybody knows of a way to do this.


Thanks,

Ed

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I bought some exercise videos to display in one of my web sites.  In the past I would load the video into my hosting account and embed it into the post or page where I wanted to display using tinymce advance.

However it appears that you can not do this with the latest version of Wordpress.  In fact it seems as if from some version in Version 3+ that you can not displayed self hosted videos in Wordpress.  It appears you must use a service such as youtube to store your videos and then call them into your post or page from youtube.

Has anybody found a method to display the videos you host in your own hosting account instead of youtube or some 3rd party host?

I know it takes storage and bandwidth to host your own videos but with hostnine reseller I get a huge amount of both and don't have a problem with hosting my own videos.

So my question is how is everybody handling this?  Is everybody signing up for a youtube account and loading all your videos to youtube?  Or has anybody found a method where you can host and display your own videos?

I've spent the day checking into video hosting sites and it appears that you must either accept 3rd party ads with the hosted videos or you must pay several hundred dollars to receive ad free video.    I don't want my site videos on youtube but do I still have a choice?

Thanks,

Ed

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General Chatter / Anybody want a copy of WpWatermark Plugin for Free?
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:57:17 PM »
I just bought this plug in to place watermarks on some of my sites.  According to the rights that came with this plug in I can "Use it, sell it, or give it away for free - it's up to you!"

So I am going to give it away for free!  If you are interested then go to http://wpwatermark.com/ and read all about it.  If you decide it fits your needs then come back here and leave me a PM and I will arrange for you to download a copy for your own use.

I don't know how well it works but I have bought products from Ken before and am reasonably satisfied with what I bought from him.

Since the sales copy states you can give it away there should not be a problem with me posting here giving it away.  But if anybody complains I will take this down so if you are interested you should be a fast actor.

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The Subject line says it all.  Can Google determine the bounce rate on your site if you do not install Google Analytics?

I have done web research on this, which all implies that some system of analytics tracking software  is installed on the domain.  But none of the sites say definitely that it can not be determined without the software installed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounce_rate

Since bounce rate is report-ably one of the factors involved in determining search engine position I am wondering how it can be monitored for the millions of sites online if tracking software is not installed on the site.

However this site implies that the search engines can determine bounce rate by how fast the visitor returns to the search engine looking for a new page .  http://www.analyticsbouncerate.com/bounce-rate-web-portals-referential-content-sites/  (the odd part about this site is that it is basically a one page site with less than 400 words written about the bounce rate.  Yet it is a pr2 and listed as a reference site of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounce_rate)

If that is the case then it does not matter if you install Google Analytics on your site or not.

I am debating using a script that uses Google events as a measure of visitor time on site which improves bounce rates.  However it requires you to have Google Analytics installed on the sites, which I am not sure I want to do.   But if Google can determine a bounce rate by how fast a visitor returns for another search then it might help to have Analytics installed with this script to gain a better bounce rate measurement.

Hope this makes sense.  :)



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Article Builder / Inject Content In Mass Articles Not Working
« on: February 19, 2013, 09:04:23 PM »
I created a zip file of 20 articles using ArticleBuilder.net.  I saved the zip file to my pc.

I then went to Inject Content, set the settings and then selected Perform Bulk Injection.  When the new screen came up I selected the zip file to use and clicked on Inject Content.  I selected to inject the content as sidebars.  In a minute of so the box popped up for me to save the articles.  I saved them to my pc.

Then I checked the new zip file that should have contained the articles with the injected content.  Instead it contained the articles without the injected content in it.

So it is either not injecting the files with new content or the new injected files are not being written in the zip file to be downloaded


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