About MikeLambert
Joined April 2010
Hi my name is Mike
I have been lucky to have a great mentor here at WA and have come a long way from a guy who looked at computers as an alien species. I have numerous articles to my name and a few sales to go with it. I have developed a few websites and many web pages and blogs that appear to be some what popular.

My family has always been my motivating force, a beautiful wife, 3 lovely children and my grandson are my world. I love playing soccer, fishing, and most outdoor activities. I look forward to meeting new people here at WA.

Work hard and WA will work for you! Chat soon.
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despatis Premium
Dear Mike, thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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KimBernard Premium
Hi Mike, I joined WA when I saw you help people with network marketing businesses. Could you please elaborate on that for me? My company gave me a fully automated website which handles all orders and shipping. What's the process for driving traffic to it that want my products? Thank you :)
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Kim first of all welcome to WA and yes I do work with people who are involved with network marketing opportunities.
To start I will need to know your MLM product so I can look at the sites they provide and then we can formulate a strategy that will help you access the massive internet marketplace. Just leave me a message with your network marketing company you are involved in and I will have a look at it and we and I can give you some ideas to get traffic rolling to your offer. Look forward to working with you, talk soon mike.
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KimBernard Premium
@MikeLambert that's great thanks! The company is Arbonne. I'm almost through lesson 3 already, really enjoying it :)
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MikeLambert Premium
That's great Kim your cruising along at a great pace. I will have a look sometime today at their offer and the site you get with their program. What you are learning right now in your lessons are applicable to promoting any product even your network products so I am glad you are doing the course that way when I get back to you we will be on the same page so to speak. You can expect to hear from me sometime tonight, cheers mike
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Kim had a good look at Arbonne which does seem like a good MLM, some very good products one of which I actually use myself for pain relief after a soccer match.
I looked at the websites that Arbonne provide and they are standard websites that many MLM platforms offer.
Unfortunately these types of websites don't have any ranking power with search engines such as Google which is evident by the lack of member sites when you do a search for Arbonne products.
This doesn't really surprise me I have reviewed many MLM offers that provide cookie cutter websites to their members which really offer little content that search engines will rank. The problem with these types of sites is that they are not optimized for search engines such as Google and don't get favourable rankings you will find these member sites quite far down the search results which get almost no traffic. Some of the member sites I did see at the top of Google search results have purchased Google ads which is smart but not many people have that opportunity only the ones that really know internet marketing and keyword usage, these sites will get traffic.
There are opportunities to promote Arbonne with success but it won't be by using these cookie cutter websites you could quite easily create a website that will rank high by providing product reviews on your site which will reach a targeted audience looking for Arbonne products.
I did a quick search and found some domains that were available such as "Arbonne product reviews .com" which is a domain that you could build out and promote Arbonne products and interact with perspective new members that you can recruit plus sell Arbonne products.
I don't feel there is any realistic opportunity to reach the internet audience using an Arbonne supplied site but huge potential to get top rankings and all the traffic that comes with a high ranking if you develop your own site which isn't that difficult and I can help you with.
I have attached a screen shot of the search I did and you can see the traffic and what is referred to as the QSR score which is the completion that is out there for that search which looks very favourable you could easily get that traffic with a site that is search engine friendly.
Let me know your thoughts, talk soon Mike.
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KimBernard Premium
Hi @MikeLambert, thank you for your input! I have been thinking about my niche here, and I was thinking a blog where I can review different things - some Arbonne 9with a link to that product on my site) and some other things that I like or have helped me (Some are courses, some excercise routines, etc.) Arbonne has strict policies about marketing - I'll need to make sure I don't violate anything I do is not in violation of their rules. I have read in the Policies and Procedures that we cannot create a website for the sole purpose of promoting Arbonne, but we CAN mention Arbonne in a blog or site that is primarily for another reason. Hence my thoughts on the above. What do you think?
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Kim sorry for the late reply had a BBQ for some friends and things went a little sideways and I am finally recovered, lol.
You definitely could do a site and have a Arbonne banner in your side menu this is quite common which you can do with any website or topic.
Just give me some interests as narrowed down as possible. We will need to be very specific most people run up against it if they pick a niche that is too broad. You mentioned courses, exercise routines anything specific that I can dig into for you?
Do some brainstorming if you would and get back to me nothing is stupid or insignificant the more obscure the idea the better and then I will start digging for you and see if we can't find something that you may like, talk soon Mike..
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KarenBC Premium
Hey Mike - haven't had time to look at this for a few months and have been thinking about cancelling the membership. Thought I would give it one more go but I'm not understanding how to actually get my website live and nothing I read on here makes any sense in that regard. If you know of anyone who can help out, let me know - otherwise, I may just have to give up on it, its taking a lot of time to figure this out and I am thinking it shouldn't be this difficult?
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Karen, just a few questions I haven't heard from you in a while so you will need to give a bit of a refresher.
I remember the tapping niche but did you actually register a domain name a start building a site?
If you did start a site could you drop me a link so I can have a look at it. I definitely can help just need to see what stage you are at and we can go from there, talk soon Mike.
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MikeLambert Premium
Will have a look today Karen
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KimBernard Premium
Hi @KarenBC - I looked at your site and it's great! Keep going! Tapping is something I am interested in learning. Are you going to be making courses about it?
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RhondaSnyder Premium
Hi Mike - gosh I've been reading so much I now have to stop and digest all this to put it all into logical steps. I do have a couple questions before I get started on a website. I had a couple more questions but they've escaped me. Probably will remember them later.

1. Do I need to already be signed up with affiliates before starting my website?

2. I need to redirect my URL to WA DNS info. Should this be done prior to starting my website?
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Rhondano your premium so just build away when you get to the building stage there are two option having your own domain or not you will want to click on your own domain and then you will be able to set the DNS to wa's hosting this is a simple couple step deal. Setting your DNS is part of the site setup so just start the process and it will be clear then, hope that helps let me know if you need anything, talk soon
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RhondaSnyder Premium
Yes, I understand that, but should I redirect before starting the Web page?
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MikeLambert Premium
You can set the DNS anytime so you might as well do it now then start building out your site.
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chrissie60 Premium
Hello Mike, How are you? Well I hope!What you been up to?
I was wondering can you help me?I have a little problem I made a spelling mistake in my header on my website. How do I fix this?And also do you know how to make a banner clickable? I would appreciate it very much if you could help me please?
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Christineeross, for your spelling mistake in your header description simply go into appearance on your websites dashboard and depending on your theme you can click on customize and you will see "site identity: come up click on that and you can change your the site name and the tag line that goes with it.
If it is something in the header menu you will need to go into appearance and click on menu to make any changes their, hope that helps let me know.
You can make any image or banner clickable just do a screen shot of the image or banner download it to your library on your site. Take that image, banner or what have you place it where you want on a post just like you would any other image the only difference is when you are in the edit image mode you know where you choose, centre, right, left whether it is a thumbnail and so on there is a place that says " Custom URL" you simply copy your link where you want your visitors to go, for example if I wanted people to click on an image and go to WA I would put WA's URL in the area just below where it says "custom URL" what this now does is make that image clickable because it has a URL attached to it, talk soon Mike.
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chrissie60 Premium
Thanks Mike, for your help it was so easy to do it fixed my problem I appreciate your help Mike.Chrissie60.
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MikeLambert Premium
Your welcome Christineeross I am glad it worked for you have a great day Mike.
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chrissie60 Premium
Sorry to bother you again Mike,I have a couple of questions,I hope you can answer for me.Why does it say i'm unlisted also why does it take so long for my website to load What am I doing wrong?I hope you can help me please as I am thinking of quitting I think I must be stupid. Thanks Chrissie.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Christineeross not sure you mean by unlisted are you talking about your website with google and as far as your site loading slowly just contact support. You can access support for your site when you click on websites.
Your not any different than most Christineeross once you get through this initial set up stage it will become a very simple add content process we just need to get you to that point. Let me know how you make out and we will go from there
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
Hi, Mike...
I got a small problem... I'm trying to upgrade my account to premium, but I don't have a credit card with me... Even I can't ask some one to give me for once... I'm trying to pay through PayPal but my debit card is not allowing me to pay through PayPal... What can I do?
How to complete the transaction? If you have any idea... Just share with me... My debit card having a balance of $175... So please suggest me something...
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MikeLambert Premium
Just contact support Lokesh they will have an answer for you not to up on the payment options let me know how you make out not a big deal it will work out
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
Hi,
I got stuck with my niche actually...
I'm currently working as a wellness coach...
Helping people to lose weight and maintain etc... etc...
And I'm interested in motivational and inspirational stuff...
Right now I've started writing an eBook on the topic of "Best 3 Principles/Factors to prove you are a Successful... Do you have them?"
And I'm a guy who is interested in stuff like dating tips and relationship advice...
Which is the best to start with? And suggest me some keywords also for my niche...
Thank You...
Lokesh Maadhu...
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Lokesh let me look into it tomorrow morning and I will get back to you with some input, just got back from a little traveling, cheers Mike.
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
Hello Mike,
Thanks for the reply...
Sure... Take your own time...
Till then I'll complete remaining all modules of training and will be ready for by website creation...
Have a peaceful sleep...
Good Night...
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MikeLambert Premium
Just getting started Lokesh and what I need from you is a much narrower topic that may interest you,
why?
You are at risk of going to broad with your niche, giving advice, motivation, inspirational stuff covers many different niche ideas we need to concentrate on one very specific niche like" healthy weight starts with a healthy mind".
I started off looking at health and wellness coach in general which had way too much competition you would not make any money focusing on such a broad niche. What we need to do today is find some little sub niche that we can own.
I did a keyword search on "dating tips" which looks good but as you can see from the screen shot I have attached you need to be specific like "dating tips for men".
From there we need to look at how easy it will be to write content on this topic so I dug down a little further and attached another screen shot.
You start getting into areas like "dating tips for shy men" and women which is basically a whole other categories you can write out on and with that lots of opportunities for traffic.
Really what I found with this niche is quite a bit of opportunity with very little competition.
Say we choose this as your niche then we need to look at how can you monetize this niche, will dating tips for men just bring people to your site that are looking for free info or are they willing to pay maybe join an affiliated dating service you can promote that will help shy men and women stay in control and really engage when they feel they are ready that type of angle.
To do this just punch into Google "dating affiliate programs" from there you get a really good idea of how you can monetize your link I did this and there's quite a few options available.
Overall I feel the dating tips for men niche is good maybe even men and women would be good the only concern I have with any self help type of niche are the tire kickers and who is willing to pay lots just roam around looking for free advice your job would be to sell them on some product like a books is the obvious one.
Let me know your thoughts and questions and we will go from there, just remember choosing a specific niche is what you want to broad will get you lost in a sea of information you want to stand out in your niche as the expert!
When you look at these screen shots the QSR is the competition you will face anything under 150 is really good anything under 100 is a goldmine. The traffic is self explanatory when looking at these numbers you need to add the traffic numbers up because in most cases when you post content you will get collaterals coverage under different search results meaning you will get indexed under multiple searches as long as they have the same keywords in them, might not make sense right now but in time it will.
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
That's really amazing reply, Mike... Thank you so much for that ...
I'm not an expert to write about dating tips... But I'm having a little bit of knowledge and I can enjoy writing about it... But when it comes to Losing Weight content, I can write like a pro... Because I'm having a vast experience in that niche... And of course about motivation and inspirational content, I'm planning to become a stage speaker on that subject... So that it will be like a practice prior to the real performance... So I can enjoy even in that niche... If you having any other niche ideas... I'll start with them... One thing is clear that whatever I write I can enjoy... Because I'm very excited about the Writing Thing and very interested in sharing information and helping others to know whatever I knew... So it's your knowledge and experience that I want to take a decision before digging more into the topic... So kindly help in choosing the right topic or sub niche and I'll rock in that... Any topic is okay for me... I can do very comfortably an interestingly... Hoping to get an awesome reply again...
Lokesh Maadhu...
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Lokesh if its weight loss that really interests you lets look at that. I was in the weight loss niche many years ago and did quite well at it but those were the days where you had to write and post to an article directory like Ezine Articles and websites had very little authority with Google this has now gone through a complete role reversal, its way easier now to just run content from your website.
One common theme is you need to really dial in on one type of weight loss because if you get too broad you won't get exposure you might as well write for yourself because the internet public won't see your stuff.
I created a website called diets for quick weight loss .com but like I said it was more of a landing page your articles were all posted on an article directory which had all the ranking power in those days I promoted many Click-bank weight loss programs.
Personally I am a fan of the low carbohydrate diet I lost 36 lbs in the last 4 months and rolled back from the diabetic designation completely plus I lowered my triglycerides using the low carb approach.
I went to The Diet Dr .com but as far as I know they don't have an affiliate program if they did I was thinking of promoting them because I believe in and have seen great results using their program.
I n saying that thats what you need to look at one specific segment of weight loss because once again weight loss is a very broad niche so you need to break it down and be specific or you will not get traffic.
I attached a keyword search for low carb which looks good but really you could focus on calorie counting or Mediterranean style diets for example. Once again let me know your thoughts, cheers Mike.
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
You are absolutely right Mike...
As you said, I'm very concerned and interested in the calorie management niche... I'll focus on that... I need some suggestions on the Domain name... Can you please suggest me in that...
I can write about calorie management segment and specialised I that... So I've decided to start on that sub niche...
Can you provide me on that, please...(Domain Names)
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Lokesh,
Finding a domain name is the easy part for the simple reason a domain name as nice as it is to have it targeted it really isn't that important. Your content is what will bring visitors to your website your website or domain is just the home for your content which is used as a platform for you to turn your content into sales.
There is a domain available called "ways to lose weight without dieting .com"
Why this domain?
People are becoming more and more aware that diets are a short term thing and that the weight just comes back on average two lbs per year even if you are watching what you eat. From a site like this you could promote weight loss techniques such as low carb, Mediterranean, sparks and Palio for example that are more based on lifestyle choices they focus on groups of foods and portion size rather than actual calorie counting. More and more research is supporting this type of weight loss and there is tons of research to support these types of weight loss even vegan weight loss could be promoted you don't have to endorse any just give people the facts and link to the different offers, it's not a one shoe fits all type of deal when you are looking at weight loss.
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
You are absolutely true Mike... I'll check out a domain name and start building the content... I'm already writing 2 eBooks on the weight loss... They are in a small number of pages... So, probably within a week or 2 I'll put them for circulation and start to focus on building my list... So that's all for now... if I get any doubt... I'll ping you...
Thank you so much for your valuable support...
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LokeshMaadhu Premium
Hello, Mike...
I've read so many reviews before joining WA through your link... I found you are the best one to associate with...
Thank you for your link...
I'll ask you crap questions... Kindly give me support as I'm completely new to this industry...
I don't know whether I can post my comments here or not, but I felt you can understand the strange feeling of entering into a completely new community in search of the new insights of life and success...
I'm not native from English countries... My English may make you laugh, but I tried my best to learn English...
Thank you once again...
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Lokesh well I am happy I stood out and I am even happier that I get a chance to work with you. Look forward to helping you build a future online Lokesh, talk soon Mike.
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Mike,

Before I do something I ask your advice on this.

Somebody left a comment on my Health site, the first page on Cancer.
Below that page, I have answered already some comments and as Michael put my profile photo on admin people can see I am a woman.

The comment is from: online degrees, schoolingtips.eu

Oh my goodness!Impressive article dude! Thanks. However, I am having difficulties with your RSS. I do not know the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having similar RSS Problems? Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly res...

I do not know what RSS is, but I checked the link on that page and it functions. I find this strange to say the least, I am not a dude as you can see on my photo, also the fact that there is no name and neither an email address. What do I do?

Hope all is well with you and your family, any news on the coming adventure?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske this is an attempt by someone using a bot to get back links essentially it's spam you don't want to allow the comment I get these all the time usually they sound mechanical because they are computer generated. I will usually edit out comments that have a URL attached because they are just looking for a back link not interested in commenting or conversing with you. If you approved the comment just go in and delete it.
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laparra1 Premium
Thank you, Mike, no I did not authorize this comment yet as I kept it on hold waiting for your answer.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

p.s. We have just put on the website for people who have left a comment to be notified when I answer.
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MikeLambert Premium
Great that's a nice feature and a good way to keep interactive with your audience have a great day mike
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Here comes a little update.
The US lady who has a travel website likes my story on Spanish Christmas sweets and will publish it in Oct.
Have you seen my latest WA post? there you can see a nice photo of Michael in Madrid.
On Motherearths a new post and on Health a new page on The Sacred Plant, you might care to take a look, quite amazing information.

Hope all is well with you.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Wow I am excited for you that's great when another blog will publish your content congrats!
Yes, I read your post and I must say I love your pictures they look so professional and I also have to say congrats on being in the top 200 here at WA that is no small achievement you and Michael should be very proud of your accomplishments to date, keep up the great work and keep me up to date I am always surprised by what you have accomplished, have a great day down in the south of Spain Taetske and Michael.
p.s I will have a look at your website today!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

As I do not see you in the socializing part of WA I thought it was time again to drop you a line. You will not believe it but I finally discovered/understood this Seo title and description thing you talk about time ago. That has now been taken care of. You see, slowly but surely I am getting there. I now write a post a week for each website and they are improving. I write it in Word, go and find photos, check for Headlines, Categories, and Tags. Then it goes to admin in draft to be checked, rechecked and then published on the weekend.
How is everything with you? hope all is well with you and your family. Already more details on your trip? Next year Michael and I will go to Holland and hope to have a kopje koffie with Loes in the North of Holland.
Do have a look at my last 2 posts here on my profile. One on the birthday party and then recently my "battle" with that virus.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske I hope you are doing well. I am happy you have a handle on the SEO thing it really isn't that complicated just keep it simple. Your sites are coming along nicely.
Yes I don't socialize too much here I am pretty busy working with people and working on my business so it doesn't leave much time. I will have a look at your posts I wasn't aware you had an issue with a virus I hope you feel ok and nothing long term. Take care will touch base soon, cheers mike
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laparra1 Premium
Oh no, I am healthy and happy it was my computer who had a serious virus that is why I wrote the post about it to alert everybody.
Taetske
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Carol46 Premium
Hi, Mike. I am fairly new to WA and am still working through the tutorials. I found your answer to Vanessa very interesting as I had the same thought on MLM, an area I have been involved with for many years. Finding a niche with the right keywords seems the most important yet not the easiest to find it seems to me.
I have little to do with computers so that is a challenge also but the WA community are so helpful and the tutorials second to none.
I look forward to your training posts.
Best wishes
Carol
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KarenL1 Premium
Please be there to read this before it's too late! I've posted 3x but do not see it anywhere! but I filled out ALL info to become Premium and at the bottom it says to check the box if you agree to terms..I clicked on terms and read, closed the term info box and ALL my info was gone. I know from experience not to do it twice or it will charge you twice, Now what? I can only hope you get this in time. I only have 1 day..maybe just hours!
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Karen not to worry I will try and get a hold of Kyle or Carson and have them contact you but all will be fine you will get the discount I will make sure of that, talk soon Mike.
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MikeLambert Premium
I sent Carson a private message Karen he will get in contact with you I mentioned you wanted the discount so he is aware of it now so all will be fine, Ley me know if nothing happens and I will follow up on it, talk soon Mike.
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KarenL1 Premium
THANKYOU SO MUCH! I have been watching my email closely so I don't miss anything! Now i can rest. Sorry so late but at work all day so I try and study afterwards and on my 2 days off.
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MikeLambert Premium
No problem Karen I will make sure it goes through look forward to working with you will talk soon
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KarenL1 Premium
Still no word from Kyle! I sent him an email instead of posting like I did yesterday. I am very stressed out about this. But I have not cheated..I have not continued my lessons. Maybe he thinks I won't make it and that's why he hasn't answered. :(
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MikeLambert Premium
Karen that's not it at all you can do this just keep doing your lessons I talked to Carson today and he said he will fix you up don't worry! He said it's absolutely no problem he will straighten it out.
He said he has been dealing with an unusually high amount of private messages and told me to tell you that he will straighten it out and sorry for the delay. Just keep doing the lessons. I "promise" you will get your premium membership with the discount, Let me know when you hear anything. I am traveling the next couple of days so I will be in and out of internet service but will touch base when I get a chance, talk soon Mike.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Karen got a reply from Carson he said you have not been billed so just try again, here is his message he sent me so you can see for yourself, let me know how you make out.
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KarenL1 Premium
Thankyou so much! I will do it right now! Whew! What a relief! I can't say thankyou enough!
Good travels!
Karen
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Everything is back to normal after 2 nerve wrecking days.Michael had to transfer some photos from siterubix to the dot com.
Some time ago we worked with this clever tool how to make a good heading from Padro. Everything was checked and improved, also did the categories and tags with Jaaxy so I think it is up to date.
When I go to admin. I see Seo Title and Seo Description to the right what is that exactly? if Seo finds you does it then show up there?
After the much-needed rain the sun is shining, lovely weather with some 24 C.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske I the SEO description is the area you will use if you want to override the description that all in one Seo chooses out of your blog content I like to have my own snippet so I always override the auto generated one. The snippet or description is what you see with a search result which I feel is important you want that snippet to be enticing to a internet user so that they click on your post. Say you do a post on Portugal and it gets indexed you want something that will compliment your title so you create a snippet or description that will tweet readers interest something like " dangerous places you may want to avoid in Portugal " The title section will just auto generate which I just leave. Hope that helps Taetske have great day
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

I do not see the real need for it yet, perhaps in the future when I understand it better.By the way, have you also taken this SiteSpeed on your websites? I just did these days.

Have a great weekend. hasta pronto !, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike,

Perhaps you did not get my message from 5 days ago?
Have you made any plans to visit Portugal this autumn?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske no I must of missed that message sorry! We have decided we are going to go next September now. We have friends that are going with us and he is an administrator for a city and is retiring next August so that looks like a great retirement send off for him.
We are looking at going for a longer period of time and seeing more, he has no job to go back to and I can travel and work so I think we will work our way up through Portugal and then into Spain and probably hit some Islands off the coast there and I am sure it won't end there. The spring next year we will hit a hot destination and rendezvous with our kids.
We have already started planning, well looking at all our options and are actually getting together this weekend to chat about it with our friends.
Hows the site coming along?
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Thank you for your message, yes, I got the idea that you had missed my first as you are always so quick in answering.
We live close to Malaga/Costa del Sol which is in Andalucia, with the towns of Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, a must when you visit Spain.
We are looking forward to meeting you and are willing to travel a reasonable distance.
When you know when and where you will be Michael will see to organize a mini vacation for us in September. We do not plan to bother too much, something like meeting up for lunch or dinner.
The websites are going well, am trying to get into the rhythm of publishing once a week. I am doing one on bees and another one on sugar. Just now we found out there will be a hair-raising documentary for which one can sign up for free, Circle of Poison, we will put it on both websites, hope to have it all ready and published on Sunday.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
It would be very nice to meet you Taetske and Michael as well. I will definitely give you dates when we are planning to get down that way.
Your website sounds like it is getting some interesting content on it I like that hair raising documentary I look forward to watching it.
I have actually just last month cut sugar out of my diet and have lost 15 LBS just like that. I played semi pro soccer for many years and was always in pretty good shape but put on a few pounds do to a few injuries and aging didn't help of course. After cutting sugar out of my Diet, frutose and anything that converts to sugar to quickly like white bread I feel so much better and the weight is dropping off very quickly feel 10 years younger and no inflammation to speak of. Only 10 LBS to go and I will be back at a good weight for me.
Talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mike,

We have published the 2 posts and also a banner on each website for the hair-raising documentary, do have a look.
2Years ago I went Gluten free, by the way, I have a nice PDF how to bake your own Gluten free bread. If you're interested I can forward it to you. Michael also lost some 10 kg since we know each other to be 2 years on June 7 when we started to talk to each other. He skipped his Soda pop every day and also took better care of what he was eating. He is now, what I call, streamlined. These days I got him to buy 2 pairs of jeans, 2 sizes smaller. He also feels better. He used to have a mainly office job as an environmental engineer, now he takes care of the vegetable garden and weed whacking etc, all very healthy.

Only when one is healthy one can really enjoy life.

Hasta Pronto, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
I will have a peek Sunday heading to my friends 59th birthday today they are the ones we are heading to Portugal with. Great to hear Michael made some lifestyle changes doesn't matter what you have how much money or what you own if you don't have health!
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike,

I hope you and your family are keeping well.
We finally had some good rain the first time in April.
Here we both are in a fit and the house peace is slightly off.
Yesterday I clicked on the Site SSL which is free for Premium members and is recommended.
Then I looked at the 2 websites and of each, the big background photo was missing and also photos here and there from post and pages. The lock had neither turned green.
I put a question to the community and then followed Marion's suggestion and the lock turned green but the photos were still missing.
I then contacted support and they asked for screen shots and this morning got their reply on our second message, have to still look into that. In the meantime, the photos are still missing and I just now read that Marion thinks we might have to reput all the missing ones. I can tell you I am fed up with all this technical hassle, if it is not solved somehow easy I think of taking this SSL away again.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
I am sorry to hear you have had difficulties with the SSL addition. Unfortunately I have heard that sometimes certain images don't meet the SSL requirements do to the way they are loaded but I would still work with support to get this figured out they are professionals at what they do and there may be an easy explanation without having to input your photos again, let me know how you make out, talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Hello Mike,

The last suggestion of support was to do a browser cleaning, this I did for the time span of 1 week. On motherearthstreasures the big background photo came back but not on the other site, there were still photos missing here and there. Like in the trip to Portugal, all taken with Michaels camera, some were there and others were not. He has now transferred them from siterubix to dot com and now it seems ok. What a hassle! Patsy just told me that it is a good idea to have a look at your websites incognito, this I will do to then be sure to see what a visitor sees.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
I just did the incognito, everything is back to normal.
I still disagree with Kyle, a nice background photo makes a better first impression than only having text.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Just a little update.
I have now 228 people in my network and with quite a lot of them have been in constant contact be it likes and also messages.
That is why I do not understand the poor results.
First question had 3 people answer
Second question had 10 people.
First post had 13 messages and 16 likes
Second post of which I thought would be a help to many got only
6 messages and 8 likes.
I really think I should concentrate more on my work as I find that my input has been bigger than the feedback.
I would like your opinion on this.
Hope all is well with you and your family, are you planning that trip this year?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, yes concentrate on adding content to your website this is where you will have the best reward for your time invested. Hope all is well, talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Just to tell you all is going well, are tackling these categories naming and also the tags, have also put my websites on my profile. Am getting quite a lot of follows lately so the network is growing.A lady here in WA contacted me and liked the mother earths treasures, she showed it to her sister who has a travel site, triptrekee.com, nothing to do with WA. She liked the post trip to Portugal and offered to have it on her site with a link to me. Michael sent it to her as a word document.
If ever we write about other trips she likes to have it, I think that is good news as it is free advertisement.

Wishing you and your family happy Easter days.

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Great news Taetske, I think you have convinced me to Go to Portugal I am thinking in early October we will have to chat and I can get some must sees from you keep up the great work, cheers mike
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laparra1 Premium
Be careful, in October you might get blown off the rocks, do not forget it is the Atlantic, not the Mediterranean.
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MikeLambert Premium
Do you have a suggestion for the best month for trip
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laparra1 Premium
Well, personally I think May or September might be good. It is not the high season, to be avoided and the weather will probably be nice but not too hot. If you are " next door " I will come to say hello for sure.

Hasta Pronto, Taetske
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TimVisser Premium
Mike,
I finally accomplished getting the domain name transferred over to WA and now the real work begins. I have both the about me and privacy page on there as well. Please check the about me page and tell me what you think. I'm still trying to getting use to creating content on my own. I'll have more questions coming as I facing creating some of the content going forward. The name of the domain is adirondackchairsforalloccasions.com. I have done a lot of research and now have to figure out how to put that content out there.
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MikeLambert Premium
Site looks great Tim very clean and tidy I like the black on white text. Lots of people go for lots of colour but I have always found that plain text works the best. I would add your picture to your about me page and maybe even to all of your posts which you can do through appearance in your websites dashboard, its nice when your visitors can put a face behind the site it ads a trust factor.
When you create your first piece of content copy it and put it in a PM for me and I can help you with the SEO part that will help it rank high, keep up the great work looking good, cheers Mike.
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TimVisser Premium
Hi Mike,

I had a a medical issue with my diabetes the last couple weeks and have been unable to accomplish anything until this was resolved. Now it is thank goodness. I am beginning to write my content and will send it to you in the next day or two. I do have a couple of questions. Do I use microsoft word which I started using or do I use wordpress. Also I am thinking ahead on which affiliate or affiliates I may use. I may have a couple I might want to use. How many should you use?

Thanks Tim
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I hope everything is ok Tim and your Diabetes is under control I know all about it my dad had a bad run with it and I actually got the diagnosed with its few months ago but the doc said I could turn it around with a strict low carb diet which seems to be working. Best advice I have, cut out the carbs as much as that sucks it does work rolled my numbers back big time and I lost 20 pounds in the process in just over a month. Check out the' dietdoctor.com ' great place for info and foods to eat. Anyway I hope things work out and you feel better.
I would use credible good looking merchants you don't have to limit yourself if these merchants sell a good quality but at decent price point that you can see selling that's your criteria, you are in the driver seat Tim. Use Wordpress for all your posts it has an editor built in spellcheck and grammar check so everything you do should be done from your site.
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TimVisser Premium
Hi Mike, just wanted to let you know that my meds are finally adjusted and can now think straight to do this. Over the past nine months I lost over 55 pounds with the hopes it would make it easier for me to control the diabetes. I'm now at a good weight but what I didn't know is it would effect all the meds I take.The doctor was happy with the loss but it took them longer then I figured to get everything else in adjustment. But the worst part was getting the blood pressure where it belongs and it now seems to be good. I'm now reviewing everything quickly so I can start writing content again. I haven't given up and now look forward to what the future holds. Talk to you soon
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Tim I am glad to hear you are on the right track health wise losing weight when your a diabetic can only help especially if it lowers the amount of insulin you have to take look forward to watching what you build here at WA now that your health seems to be heading in the right direction talk soon mike
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TimVisser Premium
Hi Mike.
The reason you haven,t heard from me was I,ve been in the hospital fighting pneumonia which was the culprit of all my health issues and I didn't even know it until the night I really fell ill and called 911. I'm finally feeling better and will try to continue but I will be doing a lot of reviewing again. I'm also on antibiotics which are administered by Iv and oral for the next 6 weeks so it won't be easy but I'm going to try again. Hope to talk soon.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Tim site looks great just need a picture of yourself in your about me section and activate your comments. I would have left a comment but will go back when you have that part set up. Looks very good and really like the about me page has a nice real touch which is what you want to connect with your audience. Send me the link again as you progress and I will critique your site, talk soon Mike.
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TimVisser Premium
Hi Mike, Just a quick question. Where do I get my product pictures for the products I represent. Do I get them from the manufacturers or Amazon. I'm not sure. I'll be sending a sample page soon now that I'm able to work again.

Thanks Tim
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Tim you can get your pictures from anywhere you want even take a screen shot and download it from your computer through your "ad media" on your website you can also type your product description into Google and then hit Google images and you might even find a picture there all you do then is click on the image and hit "save image as" and it will download to your computer you won't have to worry about any copy write issues because you're dealing with a product that is very specific in nature, probably best way is just go to the merchants website and take screen shots of the products, let me know how you make out, hope all is going well talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mike,

Today is a good day as this more than irritating problem of not seeing the banners on my website was solved. It had to do with the ad blocker. This last week even the profile photos had disappeared. The websites are nearly ready so now I can concentrate on writing posts have already quite a list for the near future.
Hope you are keeping well, have a nice weekend.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Great news Taetske, hope you are enjoying the south of Spain, cheers Mike.
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TimVisser Premium
Mike,

I'm having a problem with a charge card I bought through target to transfer my domain name to wa and the transfers pending because I can't get it to accept payment and the money is there. I would be happy to call somebody if i had a number.Thanks Tim
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Tim you will have to pm Kyle or Carson they will help you get it straightened out let me know how it works out
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TimVisser Premium
Hi MikeI think everything is straightened out now. Kyle gave me instructions on how to transfer w/o having to pay anything I believe and it wasn't that hard to do once I did it. Sometime in the next day I should now if the domain name for the site changed over. Once that happens I'll send the link over to you so you can check things over. Thanks Tim
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MikeLambert Premium
Sounds good Tim I look forward to seeing your site and by all means if you need any help I am here!
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TimVisser Premium
Mike,
I sent you a message about an hour or so ago. Ignore that message as I was able to get the name registered through name cheap. Now I just have to transfer the name over to wealthy affliate. the name of the site is adirondackchairsfor all occasions.com. Hope to transfer over tonight when I find the code I need.
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MikeLambert Premium
Sounds good Tim I am glad you got it figured out, took the day to do a little golfing, cheers Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike,

Got my computer back from the clinic-shop. It has now Windows 7 again. Of course Grammarly has disappeared, it now underlines in red for Spanish correction. Then the ? is in the place of _ I donot know what has happened there, this part of the key board is all mixed up, will have to go back to the shop.
I have written emails to all the people I am an Affiliate for, most of them have said I donot have to change links etc. Amazon does want some changes, will do that today.
Get notice that motherearthstreasures is Google indexed but I see it has not yet regained the 20 % of the site trust the old web site had.
In the beginning I went from 3000 to 6500 in one jump, probably due to the fact I was not following. I now spend some 2 hours a day only for reading posts, liking and or answering plus following.
I have worked myself down to 970 in 2 and a half month but is that now so important? I should be writing for my web sites instead, what do you think?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Yes Taetske, concentrate on producing content for your site this is very important as it will build your authority with Google. Try and produce content twice a week and spread out your publishing of that content.
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laparra1 Premium
Sorry Mike, what do you mean with spreading content? and did you see the waves?

Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
HI Taetske, Just make sure when you publish content on your website you spread them out throughout the week if you publish say one on wed and then one Thursday Google will actually think it is computer generated content which actually hurts your ranking for that content. When I write content for a site I will write like crazy but hold them back and just trickle the posts out one on Monday and another maybe Thursday or Friday.
No Taetske I haven't seen Waves yet sorry, could you drop me a link and I will take a look. Cheers Mike. I did check out both your sites they are looking very nice, how is your content ranking on Google?
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Thank you, I now understand what content spreading means.
On mothereartstreasures there is the post of our trip to Portugal.
Where we talk about the lighthouse on the cliff is the name of that place, Cabo san Vincente, that is the link.

Working with 2 computers I have made a not good discovery which has me worried and also upset me, let's see if I can explain it well.

There is a difference if you look at your page on Google or if you go through WA Google indexed on View details

motherearthstreasures on Google comes on the second page.
On WA it comes first place and page.

Healthyantiagingalternatives cannot be found on Google. I did find on page 4, Stay fit and Healthy etc siterubix.com
On Wa it comes on antiagingalternatives.com but on a completely different looking page. Missing is healthy.

I really do not know what to think of this all.I hope you can throw some light on this mess.

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, all you need to be concerned with is google. A little trick if you want to find a post that you have written and published just do a search in google using quotation marks on both ends so copy and paste the exact title in a google search and put it between quotation marks. Also what you need to know is your computers browser will always show your post a little differently in the indexing because it knows you have an interest in that search.
Don't worry about site health or any of that just focus on publishing content on a regular schedule I have looked at your site and all is like looking good so I feel this is all you need to focus on.
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike,
Taetske's ghost writer Michael here,
I tried to see our "ealthy Antiaging Alternatives website but I got the attached response.

additionally, if Taetske tries the site through Google, she is told (by Google) that the page is not found.

This is a bit problematic. In addition, we have missing banners (but the code for the banners are still present on the TEXT version of our pages.)
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laparra1 Premium
oops, that was Healthy Antiaging Alternatives, not eathy.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Michael I have had that happen to me but what I found was it usually happens when I am accessing from my iPhone and I don't have secure internet. I did a Google search and had no problem here is your site indexed I also clicked on it and all was fine.
I think it very well is an internet issue and if you are travelling and the internet isn't secure then this may be your issue because all is well at my end.
All images seem to be showing up I would suggest over time trying to balance the site out with something in the right hand side menu if your theme has that capability.
Site looks very good coming along very nicely. I don't see any problems from my end I really think it is an internet or browser issue on your end. Let me know if you are still experiencing issues if you are pull a ticket with support and maybe they can help straighten your issue out everything looks good here so I am leaning to browser/Internet issue.
Great domain name choice by the way, that's going to be a winner for you just try and get a few more pictures in your posts and make sure when you do that you attach your url to them. You can do this in "add an image" where it say add url you simply copy and paste your url in there and that image may be picked up with your url in Google plus this allows you to pin that image to a Pinterest board if you have created one.
I did a quick critique of one of your posts while I was on your site. I looked at "Roundup's Health Risks".
I attached a keyword search which shows you should have ranked well for this topic given that the QSR score is very low but you didn't so this is what we need to work on to get traffic to your website.
1) Make sure you have your keyword phrase a few times in your first paragraph. Use Roundup more often in your post.
2) Use headings more often to define different topics in your post such as....
The hazards of using Roundup
Why round up is a poor choice for vegetation control
Why is Roundup harmful to people
Roundup's health risk to pets
When you set a post up you want to really want to naturally put emphasis on your keyword and also rank for related keywords. Your first paragraph is crucial to getting your message across to Google and from there they will rank it accordingly.
Here is an article that I just published and ranked first page under a few different keyword arrangements. Have a look and use this style of format, this will help your posts rank higher. Leave me a comment on the post if you don't mind, comments are content that Google loves. https://avoidonlinemarketingscams.com/affiliate-blogger-pro-worth-a-try
For this review I ranked first page for affiliate blogger pro, affiliate blogger pro review and affiliate blogger pro platform.
P.S if you click on the image of affiliate blogger pros logo you will see I have linked that image to my site.
Have a great day and keep up the great writing Michael just a few little tweaks to get it ranking better, cheers Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Thank you for all the info, very helpful. I will pep up that article as you have suggested. I went to your page to read about this other
Affiliate program. I wrote a comment and filled in my details and clicked send. The text disappeared but the details stayed, strange.
Should I go there again and rewrite?

Have a nice Sunday, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
I did go back to your site and saw my comment was there and also read your answer.
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MikeLambert Premium
That's great thank you Taetske. What happens with a comment is it will stay in limbo until I approve it. I left a comment on your site you should get notified by Wordpress that you have a post waiting moderation. If you didn't it means my post automatically got posted which you don't want, you always want to have the ability to moderate your post. People post and leave their link on your site hoping to get back links to their site I usually edit out their website name.
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laparra1 Premium
Yes, I saw that and we replied.
The 2 Roundup stories have been added on at the start of the article, made it a bit more dramatic as after all it is a drama. Will also add a nice photo of the 100 ecological orange trees plus look if some more color can be added here and there. We found this sidebar you were talking about, trying to figure out how to use it.

All the best, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Great Taetske, keep up the great effort and follow through.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mike,

Well, Michael was successful, we are com and the sites were transferred. To tell you the truth it was a tick frightening I must say but all is well. Don't forget to look at the video of Cabo san Vincente when you have a moment, impressive waves!
Thanks for all the help till now. We will have to make some minor changes to the sites and then really start doing Course 2. Of course will also notify all the current advertisers of going com.

Regards, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

We have been looking at the available com and this is the result.
earthtreasures and antiagingalternatives are not available.
What about the following changes:
motherearths-treasures
motherearthstreasures
mothernatures-earthtreasures
mothernaturesearthtreasures

antiaging-alternatives

With a - looks more readable don't you think?
If we register under one of these different names can we then change it also on the web site without a problem?

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, I personally like motherearthstreasues, I don't like the use of hyphens in a domain they offer these just as a money grab and you know there are other domains that have no hyphens and you absolutely want a .com.
Yes you can just simply change the name of your site you will just need to follow the procedure of pointing the DNS to your website which is all explained when you do the domain selection. It's an easy process if done through WA.
Have a great day Taetske.
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laparra1 Premium
Hello Mike, Michel here,
We have registered the following names:
motherearthstreasures.com
healthyantiagingalternatives.com

Now I am working to build the sites. However, you said it was easy if done through WA. I am not sure I follow how to do this.
Right now I am on the dashboard of one of the dotcoms. Do I close this and go to WA to transfer the siterubix site to the new site?

Michael
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike,

Thank God I see the website is back again and it is the new one. We did not change to a com, Michael chose a new theme which had a better layout and transferred the content of the site to this new one. The old one we had did not give the text in broad and neither did it show the posts as separate. The new one is much better and the background photo is also not cut off at the bottom so the total photo is bigger. The only thing that still remains is the 20% frequency, that had changed to 30% but I can live with that.
This was a "susto" shock as we really thought everything had disappeared, well, it had for awhile.
Thanks for your help.

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
I am glad all is well, that can make the heart jump up into your mouth. WA is a great platform for hosting your website they back your site up daily so you know there is always a way to retrieve it if something goes wrong.
When I first started I wrote a post which believe it or not took me the whole day, started in the morning and finished when it was dark out, guess what? Forgot to save and lost it all, well I had an out of body experience, never did get it back but I learned a valuable lesson, save on a regular basis, lol.
I would look into getting earthtreasures.com someone might scoop it on you and you will have to change your website name, not to mention it's nice to build that relationship with Google and not get stuck with all this content under a website name that isn't yours, talk soon Taetske.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

Thank you for your message 4 days ago. My little computer is in the clinic=shop to get a total cleaning. Had a virus lately, that might have also been the reason why I could not see some links and banners on the website when Michael could see it on his computer. The young man in the shop will also put me back to Windows 7 which was meant for that computer anyhow. I never had any fun with Window 10, it kind of installed itself. I miss my Grammarly on Michael's computer, hope to be back to "normal" on Monday/Tuesday.
Please have a look at the video about the Cabo. we put on the post about Portugal, I think it is really espectacular!
The ET website now has 9 pages and 4 posts and I would like to go com, what do we have to do?
I hope you will have a nice weekend.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske I look forward to taking a peek!
Going .com is a very simple process. You can purchase you domain name right here at WA if you wish, costs roughly $14 a year town a domain. Just go to websites and hosting and you will see a link to register a domain. Have a great weekend Taetske.
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Good evening Mike,

Michael wrote you this desperate message and I am on the verge of crying I can tell you. As you told us in the past that the text was narrow when Michael changed the theme with the new layout the text got broad and we could also make visible posts, we made 2.
When I looked the website had gone from 20%frequency to 30% so that was good. As Michael said we got in and out of the new website without a problem, changing things here and there. Now suddenly when you want to login it does not function, it has gone down to 20% frequency again but it does say we have 9 pages and 2 posts like on the new website. We are worried that we cannot find it anymore and all the work of some 2 months is lost.
Also when we look on Google it does not show up anymore but it did in the past. Where is it?

Help, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Hello Mike,
Mich1111ael here.

Taetske and I have been working on one of our web pages all day and we thought it was getting very close to being done.
But now, it is not available. We cannot access it.
When we try to login, the address bar chances to reflect the following;

http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/login/earthtreasures.siterubix.com/admin/-/RTcyivO7jiLaciOfbz5fX0slGlMtJ49q1_e-fv7P0BrNu-x-SFSMM1E53PnPx6s9xy9cwUs8zPYPDbBiKNqZSg

We had changed the theme of the site and also made some modifications to the page but it all went well and we could go back and forth to view it and update it. Now it is not available.

We know WA recognized it because after our updates, WA indicated that it had gone up to 30% publishing and now it is back to 20 % publishing. WA recognizes it is there, but we cannot access it.

Help.!!!!!!



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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, don't panic all will be fine, your site is backed up on a regular basis and support can usually pull stuff back if needed I know this type of stuff has happened to me in the past for whatever reason. As long as you saved when editing it will be there somewhere. I noticed the link you left me has siterubix in it but you should be on your own domain now http://earthtreasures.com
When you choose a premium theme because you are entitled to one as a premium member you need to purchase your own domain at that time which is roughly $14 a year that way you own that domain which will usually be a .com domain. What happens then is you drop off WA's sub domain siterubix and then go under yours that way if you ever want to transfer it you can, it's yours you own the rights to that name. This could be your issue, you should be under http://earthtreasures.com not http://earthtreasuressiterubix.com.
Support can help with this if that's your issue so don't worry your work will still be there I am sure.
Support has the ability to look at your site form the backend something I can't so pull a support ticket and they will fix you up. Let me know how you made out, talk soon.
I just clicked on earthtreasures.com and it looks like you haven't purchased that domain yet so you will want to do that for sure then no-one else can take your registered name.
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A warm hello from the south of Portugal Mike, thank you so much for the help. To me, it remained Greek of course but Michael could luckily work with your information and so that problem was solved.

Zenox is a bit demanding and now wants us to present a business plan, we are working on that. When that is completed we can finally sign up with them.Then we will have Zenox, ShareaSale, and CJAffiliate, do you think that is enough?

I was lovely to meet my friends on 2 days, you know it is only 500 km from where I live and could not lose that opportunity to see them. The weather has been good but very windy, no wonder we are on the Atlantic. Today we went along the coast, going West, till you could go no further. Impressive sight I must say with a lighthouse on the cliff.

Hope you are keeping well, regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, sounds like you are having a great time enjoy every minute of your getaway.
Yes I think you have enough but you are in the driver seat and merchants are scrambling for affiliates just like you, your websites will be a valuable tool for some merchants for sure as you build out your content and your exposure and ranking power grows. You are on the right track and I only see great things for you.
I am glad Michael figured it out even after I looked at what I had written I was wondering if I could have done a better job explaining it but for the life of me couldn't find a simple way to articulate what needed to be said, give Michael a high five for me!
Keep in touch and enjoy your stay in Portugal, cheers Mike.
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Hey Mike! I'm glad my searches led me to the article you posted about other internet scams. I have looked a long time for a legit internet engine that would put me in position to use it as a means to increase my income. I didn't want a get rich quick scam or anything that didn't require work be done. Nor did I want anything that required a lot of unnecessarily long work with minimal reward. So I thank you for that article and I look forward to your advice and guidance. Take care!
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Daniel I am also glad you made your way to WA I look forward to working with you, have a great day Mike
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike,

I am having trouble with an affiliate Taetske has identified and thinks would be a great fit for one of the websites. We are trying to get accepted by Zanox marketplace and have done everything until we get to their request to "Verify Your Ad Space." We are asked the following;
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Verify Your Ad Space

To verify your site, you will need to use one of the two methods described below. Once you have completed method 1 OR method 2, please click "Verify Site" to complete the process.

Method 1: HTML Meta Tag

Insert the following tag into the head section of the index file at:
http://www.earthtreasures.siterubix.com

<meta name="verification" content="1c38440ddf6df74c71f56f826ae0bc8d" />

Method 2: HTML Verification File

You must have access to the root of your domain to use file based verification.
Download this HTML verification file [1c38440ddf6df74c71f56f826ae0bc8d.html] and upload to http://www.earthtreasures.siterubix.com/
Confirm success by visiting http://www.earthtreasures.siterubix.com/1c38440ddf6df74c71f56f826ae0bc8d.html

Once you have completed one of these methods, please click the Verify Site button.
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I do not know where to import the /1c3....c8d text.
Can you help?

Michael
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Michael I think in this case you will want to use method one.
From your Admin portal, simply navigate to Appearance --> Editor, then click on Theme Header (header.php).

If you have been instructed to add the code to the head of your site, find the </head> tag and place your code on the line before that tag.

If you have been instructed to place the code at the beginning of the body of your page, find <body tag and place your code on the line after that tag. Some times you will see <body> other times it can be something similar to <body <?php body_class(); ?>>, Which ever way it is, make sure you place the code on the line after the closing > symbol.

If you have been instructed to place your code after the body click on Theme Footer and find the </body> tag. Place your code after this tag.
I know this sounds greek because it does to me but go into admin and then appearance to editor and follow the instructions laid out here, let me know how you make out, talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Sorry Mike, I am slow sometimes, the bull remember. First of all, I forgot to say that when I read that you liked the websites it gave a real boost. Second, it seems I keep forgetting to " like " your messages to me, I will do so now as it is about time.

Thanks for all the help, regards, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike, hope you will have a nice Sunday with the family. Thank you for your 2 messages, the second one was really long, will try to answer all plus will have a question or 2.
We are going away till the 17/3 and then we will bite into it again.
On the list is: start doing course 2 and become a .com. Do you think I should do the lessons first? might take awhile or become a .com as soon as possible?
Now when I am a . com do I have to notify the companies/people to which I have become an affiliate of this change?
Are now trying to get some photos with the posts. To scroll down and see the last 10 posts well that we have not figured out yet.
EarthTreasures does not admit posts, I do not know why.

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske happy Sunday,
it really is just a push of a button to register a .com site which you can do here under websites and hosting with the help of WA support. Hopefully your website manes are available as a choice as a .com I am sure they will be. After your sites are registered as a .com yes you will have to change your status with your affiliated vendors because your website name will be different, minus the siterubix and the addition of the .com.
You should make sure you go through the getting started course so that you have all the basics in place but it really looks like you have a pretty good handle on things so just skip through the material and pick up anything you feel you need to concentrate on.
Have a great vacation and I will talk to you when you get back, cheers Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike, are you perhaps on a little trip as I have not heard from you? This post which was only visible on Search we have taken out and added it to a page.

Here comes a question as strange things are happening.

Suddenly some of the banners have disappeared when I look at one of the websites with my computer Windows 10.
When Michael looks , he has Windows 7, the banners are there.
Can this please be explained to somebody who is being driven nuts by technology?

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, yes that will happen from time to time and I believe it has something to do with your browser, ask the question in the community to double check I am sure there are many who have experienced that issue. The fact that Michael can see them means it's something on your computers end but I will also have a look at your site to see if I notice anything. Normally I get notified if someone needs my help but I now see your question here which is odd, I will have a look right now and get back to you.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mike,

I would like to ask you if you could have a look at the 2 websites.
earthtreasures.siterubix.com
antiagingalternatives.siterubix.com
On the antiaging one there was no problem to put a post. It appeared on the main page under the photo.
With earthtreasures there was a problem. It was written and published but we cannot find it on the website
If we go to search, up on the top right and type in Thinking then it appears on the website, but what visitor will do that, any suggestions.? lt is also strange that when that post comes the link is not a link anymore and the setup has changed.
When you have looked and given us your ideas I think I would like to click on comments and feedback but of course only if you think I am that far.

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Your Earthtreasures site is very nice Taetske, all your pictures were there and all your links work quite nicely. Your layout is good but I feel you need to put your headings at the top of your post and all the content underneath, your text looks off centre to the right of your page and it should be in the middle of the page. I am now off to checkout your other site, talk soon.
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MikeLambert Premium
Ok checked out your anti aging alternatives which also looked very nice. So here is my critique and a few things I suggest.
1) You are a premium member therefor you shouldn't be on site rubix anymore you should get your own .coms for your sites that way you own them and can transfer them at any time if you wish. When your under site rubix you are on what is called a sub domain which is WA's this isn't a big deal and easy to transfer to your own domain just go through support and they will guide you through the simple process.
Having a premium membership gives you access to hundreds of premium themes that have so much more capabilities which you want utilize.
Before you get your new themes which are free you will need to purchase your domain names ( website names) which you can get through WA for roughly $14 a year then you own the rights to your websites name, make sure you get a .com they hold more weight with Google. You will be able to look at all the themes and decide which ones have the look you want all your content will just slide over to your new themes.
2) Headers for your posts should all be in h1 or h2 fonts and bold this will make them stand out.
3) if you have a side menu you should list your latest 10 posts and set your blog up so it is a scrolling blog, in other words it will always show your 10 latests posts.
There than that you are really off to a great start and your content looks very good and you guys have really got a handle on the links and adding images.
You guys are well on your way and all we need to do is a little tweaking get you onto premium themes with your own domains and all this tech stuff will be far behind you all you will be doing going forward when those few structural things are done is keep adding content.
Another reason you want your own domain is so that Google will start identifying with your domain name and you will start building your authority with Google. Everything you are building is yours you just want to maintain full control over it and that's why you want your own registered domain names.
I really like what I am seeing Taetske and going forward I now have something to critique when needed. Keep me in the loop and make sure when you get things transferred over that you let me know so I can give you a quick critique. Once we have that main structure in place you will find things really fall into place and the tech stuff disappears. Talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Thank you Mike for your long and detailed message.
One website has 9 pages but no posts yet.
The other one has 4 pages and it's first post.
We would like to put some posts on the side of a page but it actually came up under the photo of the front page, I love tecnology as you know, grrr.
I will digest all of your info and will work towards it.
I listen to your advice and have followed my total network, got already 2 messages on which I of-course answered.

Regards, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Mike,

Just a little question. I told you in a past message that I was over-
wehlmed by all the "Follows ". The person who had sent a message I ofcourse would answer. I have not done anything incase of somebody just clicking only Follow. Should I still follow back even if it is time ago?
I had 13 pages on my first website and that made me 100% on frequency. I have deleted 4 pages as they had no content anyhow and now I am back to 60%, how is that?
Still putting dots on some I's, you know what I mean.
This really has been no winter, days of 20 C, spring is here.

Regards, Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, you don't have to follow anyone if you don't want to it's totally up to you. I encourage people to follow members because if you ask a question in the community what happens is everyone that you follow and that follows you get notified right away and that gives your questions quite a broad audience, everyone has different skill sets and you may benefit from their expertise.
You are on a very good pace with your site Taetske, just remember that you really don't need that many pages per say just the main structure of your site should be pages such as, privacy, about me, affiliate disclosure and maybe a few other static pages the rest should be published or set up as a post.
So when you start writing content on a certain topic that you want to explore on your website they should all be posts that way you can organize these posts under categories and it keeps topics nicely organized for your readers, helps them navigate your site with ease.
For example if I was exploring high blood pressure I would set up a category that may look like "ways to lower high blood pressure naturally" under this category I would explore topics like
lower blood pressure naturally with cinnamon.
lower blood pressure with oregano.
Eat good fats to lower blood pressure.
When a person is directed to your website through one of these posts they will see a lot more info all nicely organized all they do is wave their cursor over the heading and all your posts will drop down.
This is how you slowly build out a website and before you know your site will have hundreds of posts and amazing ranking power with Google.
You will notice I also used lower blood pressure in all my posts, this would be my main keyword phrase and everything else that goes with will help me rank under also.
So if you were to have a health blog for example you would end up with categories such as :
lowering blood pressure
How to lower blood sugars
Stop hair loss
manage stress
These are just a snippet of what I would start with and there are tons of variations under every category.
I a just using health because I am off to the gym and my body is already hurting so it was the first thing that popped into my mind lol but this structure of building out categories is what you ultimately want. Take your niche and build out one category at a time until Google sees you as an authority in that category and then move on to the next that way you get the best ranking power for your website.
I hope that helps and doesn't confuse you but it is pretty straight forward, cheers Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

You have not heard from me for awhile, we have been ever so busy. Trying to sign up for various affiliate programs. I had a hickup with my little computer which has Windows 10, it would get blocked half way the signup page. A real waste of time I must say. Luckily Michael has Windows 7 and there it would function. Some people have their own affiliate programs so signing up there is not difficult. We also have come upon 2 Compagny's, CJ Affiliates, this one I find somehow complicated and an other one ShareASale. This one I find much easier to understand, specially for a nubie like me. My 1e website has now 10% Site Trust so something is happening. When do you think it is appropriate to
request Website Comments?
Hope all is going well on your side. Here this winter is being mild, happy to also get some rain days, my orange trees were glad.

Regards Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, both affiliate marketplaces are very good I belong to both myself. You can ask for website comments anytime going forward. Drop me a link to your website and I would be happy to take a look and drop you a comment or two, hope all is finding you well, have a great day.
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Kronzkruzr1 Premium
I wanted to ask you your thoughts on Lead Lighting I found your review on them the day I came on here you were telling that it was not a Scam at the entry level but not to upgrade as it would get to expensive in the long run the Question was would you think it would be beneficial to use it to help generate Traffic to help me sell the WA product/Training course to help me get started strong as I have been out of work for a month and will be out of cash soon if I don't get this going strong in 1 way or other
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MikeLambert Premium
I honestly don't think it will be of benefit for the simple reason Lead lightning is basically set up as a funnel to get you into buying into the power lead system and its tool suite.
From my perspective Lead lightning wouldn't be a bad product to sell do to it's appealing price point but like I say in my article you should have internet marketing experience first then promote it. You could build your website and promote Lead Lightning using what you learn here that's what I would do.
Think about how much money I could make if I did a positive review on my site and was an affiliate? It would be a pretty easy sale for me but only because I have a site and the training to promote it, see where I am going with this, that's an example of how you make really good money online.
Those are my thoughts, learn IM first free then start promoting products like Lead Lightning if you like. The product itself doesn't do anything for me, but the cheap price point sells the program, got you interested right? Lots of people just like you Robert. Your on a free membership build a site that promotes Lead Lightning, basically the reverse of what you are thinking but more realistic and try and sell some memberships.
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Kronzkruzr1 Premium
Thank you
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laparra1 Premium
Hi Mike, had some real frustating time trying to sign up for 2 people's affiliate marketing. Got stuck on the W9, found out it has to do with paying tax in the US. Anyhow got an answer back on my email asking for help. There was a W8 formular included so now can continue. Will keep that W8 at hand because all these people will ask for it. In the mean time my car had a hickup and is in the garage, never a dull moment
Hasta Pronto, Taetske
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KarenBC Premium
Hi Mike - when you have time, would you be able to take a look at my site so far? http://benefitsofefttapping.com/ I'm on course 2, lesson 6 so still have a ways to go.
I am hoping that at some point Kyle talks about how we add banners and footers as it's looking a little bland or maybe I'm supposed to figure that out based on the website design with Wordpress?
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MikeLambert Premium
I am just driving down island at the moment but I will deffenitly have a look tomorrow morning and give you my input, have a nice evening Karen
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Karen, the site looks amazing! Your content is great, your about me is great I literally can't pick it apart, yes it may seem a little bland but once you get a few posts going it will fill up nicely. You will also in time add your affiliated programs or offers as widgets in your side menu which will add a lot of color but what you will find it isn't the color or style that sells people it is the message that you create in your posts and your content.
If anything I would use more headings for paragraphs and keyword rich headings in your posts like...
ETF is instrumental for weight loss at any age
How ETF can help curb your appetite
ETF helps neutralize emotions
These are just a few headings that I would have used in your post. What this does is breaks up your content and at the same time optimizes your post for SEO , you will probably rank for some of these keyword phrases because they are all relevant to your post.
I would also suggest adding a few relevant pictures to go with the headers.
These are just minor things that will help your posts rank. You have a great website structure, now all you need to do is just keep adding content and your traffic will come and the you can start linking to an affiliate offer or offers.
Great job Karen you are well on your way to creating a very nice online business. Give me a holler when you get your next post done, try and incorporate what I said and I will critique it for you talk soon Mike.
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KarenBC Premium
Thanks Mike - is there someone at WA who helps with tech questions? I am super confused about my email. I'm trying to set up a Gravatar and I have no idea where they would have sent the confirmation email. I used my admin@benefitsofefttapping.com but where that email goes, I have no idea! It's not in the the WA inbox. I'm not a techie by any stretch and trying to find the answers under the search box is daunting at best - too many answers to too many questions!!
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MikeLambert Premium
Yeh I get it I am not a techy type either, your "admin benefits of " should just get re routed to your personal email which you set up under "user" on your websites dashboard and then go into profile and just make sure you hit save when you are done profile. where it says email required make sure that is your personal email, this is the same place where you add your image for your gravatar.
You will also need to go into settings and click on discussion and check the box the allows avatars under the avatar heading.
I can probably help with this one if you still get stuck.
To find the techy types just scroll through some of the techy questions and see what ambassador seems to feel comfortable answering them, I think that "Marion black" seems to be active in this area.
To ask a question on here profile just type marion in on the search bar and her profile will come up click on that and ask on her profile.
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KarenBC Premium
Okay, still not getting it so will try Marion. If I hit a wall on this Gravatar/email thing, just to confirm WA doesn't have any formal tech help at all?
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Karen, yes WA does have support for your website functions. When you go into website and hosting look up on your right you will see site support you can give that a try.
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laparra1 Premium
Good morning Mike, My first webswite has improved " it's Health"
it has now 10 pages and we are busy filling it with content. The second website is still with only 3 pages. I have written a long " about me " and am now making the general info with sub divisions. As I told you some time ago, I have it in my head but it takes time to make it visible on a website. This Taurus lady is slowly advancing. I have now learned how to edit so I can redo a content by myself. Michael is a big help. Next will come highlight, paste and copy, all this is new to me. I think I want to have both websites ready before we start with the Progress Course 2. As my life is not boring with a lot of things to do and writing and revising content takes up most of my time. By the way what zodiac sign are you? ( female curiousity ofcourse.)
Regards Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
I am a sagittarius Taetske. You are on the right track Taetske, content and more content is the key to getting traffic which you can turn into sales, that's the essence of internet marketing. You have a really good start and you are well on your way. I know life is busy but if you can write two posts a week you will have over 100 posts at years end and a website that has lots of traffic and sales to go with it, keep up the good work, have a great day Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Thank you Mike for your message. We continue to work with 2 computers side by side, I struggle with the tecnical part of building. Even Michael still had problems with making the 2e website. Kyle advised to not use a personal photo as background as it may distract from the message you want to convey. I personally disagree as I think we found 2 lovely photos which somehow reflect the theme of the site very well. We are busy writing the different texts, signed up for pay pal and wanted to add the first link of a affiliate contract. We were not accepted as not being an URL, Michael thinks it was due to not typing the name ,starting with http://. We will try again.
Regards Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Hi Mike, I have just become Premium, let's see how it goes.
Am working at my 2 websites, have named Michael my Gost writer, he seems to like it and it saves me time to not have to correct all my mistakes, afterall English is not my mother tongue.
Regards Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Good for you Taetske, great that you have Michael there to help, need anything don't hesitate to ask, cheers Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Hi Mike, I have been given some extra days so now I can write you this little message.
Today I start redoing the lessons with 2 computers on. I hope that will help as I am not feeling confident with all the tecnical stuff I have to do. My website is beautiful - in my head.
Regards Taetske
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Taetske, once you get past the building a website stage it will get much easier, it becomes all about adding content to your website and really that's it. Keep it simple and take your time, no rush, let me know if you need any help, talk soon Mike.
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laparra1 Premium
Mike, just a little note to say thank you for your help and also say goodbye, only for the moment. We will speak again soon.Did lesson 9, I only understood the first part so will repeat the bit about private policy.
Wish you all the best and Hasta Pronto, Taetske
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laparra1 Premium
Hi Mike, we are immersed into number 8 and have come to the point where we add 3 empty pages to our website, this should appear above our title but it doesnot. we have repeated many times but it doesnot become visible. We go to the pages menu/all pages and all 3 pages appear there but are not transfered.What are we missing?
Regards Taetske
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JeffG21 Premium
Hi Mike...I hope to hear more about your experiences in the coming days and weeks ahead. Although I am comfortable around a computer as a video editor and and online consumer I have so much to learn about internet marketing and I am eager to start. Look forward to the journey. All the best to you!
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Hey there, Mike. I saw your post on my profile about having additional information when choosing a niche. I just completed Lesson 3 and have a niche idea, but I'd like the additional help. Can you send it to me? And in your personal opinion, should I upgrade to a premium membership? Thanks for your help!