Happy Christmas Everybody :-)

This is just a short post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and to note that I most probably will not be posting over the next couple of weeks due to the holiday festivities. I’m sure you all have better things to do than read blog posts over this time anyway!

I have just added another tool to my most recent post on text tools and if I find more I shall continue to update them on that post.

A Handful Of Useful Online Text Tools

Today I have just a short post to list a few of the online text manipulation tools that I find myself using pretty much every day. These are simple tools to manipulate domains, spintax, keywords and so on.

I hope you find it useful.

Extract Domains From Text

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http://www.toolsvoid.com/extract-domains

Lessons From The Trenches #2 – Launch To An Established Audience

#2 Launch to an established audience

This is part 2 of a series of posts about my experiences of running IMAutomator for over 5 years. You can view the entire series here.

One of the things that went well initially with IMAutomator is that I already had an interested audience ready for when it launched so the moment it went live I had real interested people signing up and using it.

I’ve Been Refunded & Blocked by the LinkIndexer Developers For Posting My Case Study!

This is just a quick follow up to the LinkIndexr case study that I published just 4 hours ago. I posted the case study in the Zamurai Bloggers Facebook group which is the one they are using for LinkIndexr customers.

The developers (Joshua Zamora and some guy called Abdul) never replied to my post or any of the earlier questions I had asked in there. I just had an email come in saying that my purchase had been refunded and when I went back to the Facebook group to take a look, I have been blocked! I cannot even see it!

LinkIndexer Claims To Index 83% of Backlinks in 24 Hours. Let’s See About That

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TL;DR; I bought the newly released LinkIndexer, it didn’t work at all at first. Eventually I was able to get in to try it out. I ran a test on 884 URL’s, 186 of which were indexed already through natural methods. 24 hours later, despite the claim that LinkIndexer will index 83% of your links in 1 day, only 3 new URL’s were indexed. My conclusion: Don’t Buy it! Now for the longer version….

My Hot & Cold Relationship With Blogging

By Damianosullivan (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

By Damianosullivan (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

I had been thinking about starting up this blog again for a long time. I’d even written out lists of pros and cons! Last week I put the feelers out with a short post simply asking if anyone was still reading and would be interested.

The response I got made the decision for me. Within a day or two I had over 20 people comment on the post saying that they’d be interesting in my posts again. Considering it has been around 5 years since I bloggged about Internet Marketing, and three years since I had even touched the post, I was thrilled by the feedback!

Lessons From The Trenches #1 – Introduction

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This is an introduction to a series of posts that I am going to be running about my experiences of running an online software-based membership site since 2009. Although it is a software project, I know my readers here are not developers so I’m going to focusing on the business and marketing lessons I learned during this time.

Is There Anybody Out There?

Almost 3 years since my last blog post!

Is there anybody out there?

Is there anybody out there?

I have been toying with the idea of blogging again for quite a few months; but not just random stuff – going back to the original subject material of Internet marketing. It’s now been over 7 years since I quit my day job to start an online business and started this blog.

Weeks 9 & 10 Weigh In – Forgot last week, oops :-)

So my last weigh in was a couple of weeks ago. I have good news and bad news – the good news is that I have lost weight (half a pound) whilst not trying at all. The bad news is that I’ve fallen off the wagon quite a bit over the last week!

Week 8: 2lb Gain, Ouch!

So, I came off Atkins a few days ago and yes I rebelled a bit – quite a bit in fact. I had friends over for dinner on Saturday night and we ate quite a lot – all good food though but then we went out clubbing and I drank a fair bit of alcohol. The following day I was too tired to cook and ordered in a takeaway. I also ate some sugarladen trifle which turned out to be a BAD idea – more heart palpitations soon followed! Everybody told me that if I did Atkins I’d just put the weight back on.