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It seems at the moment that all my posts are very negative.

I am by nature a very positive person but sometimes you can’t help getting a little down.

If you read my recent posts you would know about my Twitter ban and my Facebook warning.

I didn’t mention that about six months ago I had my Google AdWords account suspended because of low quality ratings.

They did this after I had spent around $200 and admittedly the ads had flagged up low quality warnings which I thought I had dealt with, but to no avail.

Try to appeal to these mega beings and you are wasting your time.

Now the great Google is wiping out any website they think is not providing good value.

What is wrong with a website that gives good unique content and then throws in some ads or some relevant articles by someone else?

Take for example my Cycling For Fitness website.

How much new unique content can you write about your hobby?

“Today I rode for 3 hours” or “Today I did some hill climbs”

No, you try to give a little of your experiences and also if you find some good content, why not share it?

And what is wrong with adding some ads to your site. You won’t get rich with Adsense but if you can cover your cost’s what is the problem.

I totally agree with the thinking behind the great almighty. Trying to give their searchers the best relevant content they can.

Let’s face it, there is a lot of crap put up, blatantly copying other websites and not even giving credit to the originator.

Those sites should, quite rightly be orbited into cyber space but others that are trying to give good content should be given a little breathing space.

My Cycling For Fitness  site ranked number one for the search term Cycling For Fitness until recently. Now it is around the 300 mark.

Maybe I should have put more unique content on the site, but like I said before, how much unique content can I give when competing with 13 million other sites?

Anyhow, this is the last negative rant I shall be having.

I promise to abide by the great Google, Facebook and Twitter rules and provide good relevant unique content. I won’t spam my twitter friends, even accidentally like I did:)

I won’t try to add all the friends Facebook tell me are waiting for me and I promise to be a good boy from this day forth.

I hope my experiences will help you avoid these pitfalls as there is no come back, no appeal worth the time. These sites rule the earth.

Play by the rules and you will be ok. Slightly bend them and you are putting your neck on the line. Completely ignore them and you are doomed.

Dave Whitworth

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First A Twitter Ban Now A Facebook Warning!

I have never been in so much trouble since I was a kid.

Recently I have had a Twitter account suspended which I spoke about in an earlier post called Suspended By Twitter.

Today I received a ‘friendly’ warning from Facebook about my adding of friends activity.

It was quite amusing how it came about as I had just been asked on my wall how I got so many friends.

This question came from a very good friend of my wifes called Janet.

I replied by saying I would like to think it is because of my good looks, wit and irresistible charm, but admitted it was because I keep seeing pictures of people to the right of my screen with a little message telling me we have mutual friends and a ‘add friend’ button which I duly oblige by pressing.

I then notice that you can open this box up and it shows a huge list of people who we have mutual friends.

Well I reckon there is no such things as strangers just friends I haven’t met yet so I add them all.

Until this morning when I got a little warning about adding people whom I might not know.

I am now banned for two days and have been warned about my future conduct.

Is the problem really about adding mutual friends or is it the amount I did in one sitting?

Anyway, I accepted my slapped wrist and went back to my wall only to be greeted by a little advert telling me that ‘these people’ found some friends using the friend finder why don’t you try it yourself?

Sometimes you just don’t know who your friends are!

 

Dave

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Ethical Marketers Only Need Apply!

Ethical Marketers only need apply.

There soon will be some kind of an uprising with only ethical marketers rising to the top.
If you are involved in Internet Marketing in anyway at all, you will have noticed the rise in what can only be described as crash and burn marketers.

They get as many subscribers and purchasers as they can by doing a massive product launch involving virtually every online marketer in the world.

They are not bothered if you unsubsribe or even if you get a refund. They know that there will be plenty more where you came from.

Take the creators of the program which produced my Free Fast Cash Videos Course.
They produced a great product which basically gives the purchaser a membership site which gives away free videos.

They produced a great dashboard with some extensive training and then launched with a great sales page/video.

As part of the sale there were promises of further training which would bring extra income.
Why then, did they seem to abandon it shortly after launch.

Obviously to move onto the next great launch.

If you sign up for the free videos you will see how much work has gone into this and I am just glad that I now own the rights to this and it is installed on my server.

I may be a bit harsh on these guys, as like I said they have given good value in their product only to leave it with so much more to offer.

Whilst I am not suggesting they are unethical they just let themselves down as any form of contact with them has been ignored.

What is worse, and this is where we head towards unethical, is the product launch which obviously has an actor presenting it and it promises to make you a fortune with 6 clicks of the mouse.

When you actually buy the product you find it is some re-hashed software that you probably bought 2 years ago.
These type of marketers are the ones who will need to watch out come the revolution.

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This Is Where I Am – How About You?

I once wrote an article which I submitted to Ezine Articles, it was called ‘How To Make Money Online – Don’t Be A Plate Spinner’ 

It was in 2007 and I was convinced that this Internet Marketing was easy peasy.

Well, here I am today 4 years later and the plates are still spinning.

One difference from then to now is that I am really good at spinning plates and have only smashed a few over the years.

My Internet Marketing life was always a bit of a hobby to me. I probably convinced myself that if I didn’t get anywhere it didn’t matter because it was only a hobby.

I have spent an obscene amount of money on some rather obscene products.

I am sure I am not the only one who has done this and if you analyse  how it has happened you only have yourself to blame.

Have you seriously followed to the letter each and every ebook or course that you bought?

I doubt it. Or am I hoping it is not just me who fell for every great sales page?

Recently I have had some success with my blogs and mainly with promoting things from Amazon.

Amazon has to be one of the best places for the affiliate marketer. When your customer gets to Amazon through your link they are bombarded with loads of relevant stuff.

Even when they decide to purchase they are offered what other people also bought. That is a great strategy and often results in extra sales.

So where am I in the great scheme of things.

I have spent the last 3 years building blogs and static sites without a great deal of success. I have learnt that if you want to build a business you have to provide good unique content and that will be ok with human visitors and robotic ones.

I also learnt that whilst I am sure that you can make a good honest income online, there is no such thing as the totally automated cash cow.

You must stay focused and follow a well trodden path.

There are so many twists and turns that can be made on the Internet, even on a daily basis that I now find myself putting my faith in a mentor.

It is not the first time I used a mentor as many years ago I recognised the need to learn from someone who knew what they were doing.

It transpired that I answered more questions from this mentor than he answered from me.

I was even proof reading his material for him before publication.

Suffice to say it has taken a long time for me to trust anyone online.

I have now got myself another mentor and he is called John Thornhill and I am putting my faith in him showing me the correct way to go forward.

I know I am not far away and just need pulling through the mire.

So, thats pretty much me. How about you?

Dave Whitworth

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Welcome To My Blog

Welcome To My Blog

If you have read my about page you will have a bit of an idea who I am.

I am writing this blog as part of John Thornhill’s Personal Coaching Program I have subscribed to John’s newsletter for a number of years but unfortunately they got lost in the thousands of others. I recently left my old PC to gather dust along with the thousands of unread emails and unread ebooks.

I bought a new laptop and within 6 months I currently have 12677 unread emails and growing.

Somehow I read one of John’s about how he is now offering his coaching program for $19.99. When it was released a few years earlier it was $497. He decided to re-release it with one or two updates.

His reason for doing it is two-fold. I believe him to be a genuine guy who is prepared to give first to receive.

If you like this program he will no doubt offer you something more comprehensive down the line.

I am glad I found his email and now I have a folder just for John’s newsletter and lessons.

If you are a newbie or someone who is struggling online then this could be just the thing for you. Everything is broken down into easy lessons and the video training walks you through exactly what to do. Anyway, I didn’t intend this post to be a review of any product so here is what I am hoping to achieve.

It is my intention with this blog to post exactly what I am doing online (warts and all) and also my hobbies.

I have for many years treated the whole Internet Marketing scene as a hobby. Luckily I realised that to get anywhere online you have to be focused and the real way to success is to follow someone who is successful themselves.

I joined a coaching program by Liz Tomey ‘My Quick Cash Workshop’, and whilst I was checking it out I came across John’s coaching program.

Liz’s is a 5 module course delivered over 5 weeks and John’s is over 16 weeks.

I decided I would do both at the same time, which could have its own problems as I am trying to stay focused and actually finishing something off.

Sometimes you have to force yourself to complete something and not give up.

Does this sound familiar to you?

I have that many ebooks, software programs and courses on my hard drive I could start my own virtual library. I wouldn’t be able to read them all even if I lived to 100.

If I had followed someone who knew what they were doing in the first place I would have saved a fortune.

I used to convince myself that I was spending money on something I enjoyed doing and I would only spend it in the pub or on other things if I wasn’t spending it online.

Today, I still am a sucker for a good sales page but now I convince myself if I buy anything it is for two reasons.

1. It must be something I would use and not leave on my hard drive wasting away.

2. If I bought it to review, it must be something I would gladly recommend.

I still do buy a lot of things but I will gladly get a refund if it is not up to standard.

In fact, just writing this down has made me realise I have a number of products waiting for me to check them out so I will leave you here while I go and do some work.

Til next time.

Dave W

P.S. If you are spending far too much time and money chasing the Automated Income System then stop right now. Invest your hard-earned cash in a coaching program which has been proven to work. TAKE ACTION AND FOLLOW IT THROUGH.

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