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    Bulletin Archive - a week by week collection of some of our best threads

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    Sent Sept 27, 2011

    Welcome to our first bulletin!

    By popular demand we are now sending out this trial of what we intend to be a weekly bulletin of the best discussions and articles from the experienced-people.net forum. Original announcement and more details: http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4175

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    SOME TOP DISCUSSIONS FROM THE LAST WEEK

    Comment Spam
    http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4099
    Manage a website and sick of spam comments? Visit this thread that discusses the use of, and how to stop comment spam. Includes a discussion of how to create a "honey pot" to ban spammers automatically.

    Red Flags that traffic figures have been faked:
    http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/3911
    Thinking of buying a website? Visit this thread that discusses the warning flags of fake traffic used to inflate a site's value.

    Buying exact match domain names:
    http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4119
    Interested in exact match domain (EMD) names or domain leasing? Visit this thread on how to value EMDs and discuss the concept of leasing domain names rather then buying them outright.

    Bad bot trap repaired:
    http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4133
    Tired of autoscrapers? In this thread MrP shares the code required to create a bad bot trap to stop scrapers and the such from accessing your site.

    Quick ways to weed out the junk in Flippa
    http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4140
    Use Flippa? Visit this thread to discover time saving tips to help you weed through the trash to find the treasure on Flippa.

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    Sent October 4, 2011

    Would buying an off the shelf site to practice marketing be good for a newbie?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4161
    - New to doing business on the Internet? Visit this thread to see members' thoughts on buying a template site to learn from versus starting from scratch.

    Thinking of setting up a Private ltd company... any pointers/pitfalls?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/2815
    - Confused by business types? Visit this thread for a discussion on the pros/cons of various business types.

    Perfectionism and starting from zero
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4213
    - Visit this thread that discusses why you should just do it and stop thinking about it.

    My arsenal of tools
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/3286
    - Visit this thread for member recommendations on the tools they use to run their online businesses or to help them make money online.

    Good WP theme for affiliate review site
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4223
    - Visit this thread for member suggestions on which types of design convert and more specifically for suggested WordPress templates for an affiliate review site.
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    Top things to look for when buying a site for future resale
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4254
    - Interested in flipping sites? This thread discusses many of the things to look for in a purchase that you are looking to flip in the future.

    How to get funding if you're a start-up (*VIP Section*)
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4268
    - Convince the right business angel to invest in your business and you're fairly certain to succeed. This thread contains tips on how to do just that.

    WordPress practice page
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4270
    - New to WordPress, low on funds? This thread details how to test drive WordPress without paying for a domain name or hosting.

    Your opinion on this site please
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4265
    - DD mean designated driver to you? This thread is a good example of basic due diligence (DD) at work and also illustrates the advantages of developing a positive reputation in the industry.

    Name server history
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4247
    - Bought a dropped domain and interested in seeing what was on it previously? Pointing to the old name servers can provide you with this information. This thread discusses how to obtain the old name server information required to do so.

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    Why didn't my site sell?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4289
    - As Samuel Smiles once said "We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success." An interesting thread discussing why the poster's site didn't sell on Flippa.

    Buying Your First Site? What NOT to buy at Flippa
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4327
    - A thread containing tips on what sorts of sites to avoid when buying your critical first site.

    Domain Name Reminders
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4314
    - Cue the Vikings! "Spam, lovely Spam, wonderful Spam.". A warning about a new type of spam making the rounds to trick you out of your hard earned money.

    Multiple Website - [Automated] Backup
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4313
    - Blue screen of death? You've got nothing on a corrupted website that hasn't been backed up. This thread provides tips on how to automate the website backup process.

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    Sent November 2, 2011

    What's your motivation
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4423
    - Members discuss why we do the things we do. Is it money? Family? Pogonophobia?

    Where can you buy quality backlinks?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4429
    - Members discuss various strategies on how to gain quality backlinks.

    Is SEO overrated?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4374
    - SEO? Useful? A fool's game? Members discuss the role of SEO in building a successful site.Should one even strive to move up the SERPs?

    Flash site in Flippa warning
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4364
    - One of our members discusses how Adobe is going after domains with Flash in them and the general risks of buying domains containing trademarks.

    Google And SSL - Will block organic referral data
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4343
    - Discussion about how Google will begin to block referral data and it's effect on SEO.

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    Sent November 16, 2011

    The Wild, Wild West
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4502
    - With all due apologies to Will Smith, this thread is much better than the movie. A discussion of the pitfalls of an unregulated, and dangerous world of website buying.

    What books or audio would you recommend for beginners in online business?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4481
    - Know how to read? Then you should probably be reading books on how to succeed in online businesses. Members share their recommendations in this thread.

    NoSQL databases and the future of the web
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4512
    - An interesting discussion on the use of NoSQL databases.

    Merchant accounts and payment processors
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4495
    - A discussion about the various options available to us in terms of merchant accounts and payment processors.

    How do I make money from this?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4440
    - Members discuss and advise on monetising strategies

    Accessing our forums on your mobile
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4529
    - Tell us if you'd like this forum to better cater for mobile access. Do you visit our forums on a mobile device?

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    Sent November 23, 2011

    108 Ways To Improve Website Profits
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4555
    - Not a lot in this thread, but a great link to an article on how to make more money from your site. Sometimes the gems don't need a lot of noise around them.

    Anyway to check a competitors site serp for top ten keywords or similar
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4539
    - Got competitors? If not, you're in the wrong business. This thread discusses how to do some competitive intelligence on them in terms of SERPs.

    How do I ad my google adsense information to my flippa auction?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4560
    - Flippa is the e-commerce equivalent of a dating site, you only get a few seconds to attract someone's attention. Therefore it's important to provide as much information as possible that people want in your listing. If you make them dig, they won't stick around. This thread discusses how to add Adsense information to your listing.

    Selling a membership website....
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4523
    - What makes a site successful (and thus sellable) and a must read for developers/coders? Scroll down to post 6.

    What are your experiences with approaching manufacturers for e-commerce?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4546
    - This thread discusses what to expect when approaching manufacturers from an e-commerce perspective.

    Doing dropshipping in the UK and/or USA
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4525
    - Related to the previous thread, this thread deals specifically with dropshipping.

    Using the letter 'Z' instead of 'S' in a domain name
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4553
    - We all know how difficult it is to find a decent domain name that it isn't taken. Beyond domain hacks such as del.icio.us, another trick is to use a Z rather than an S in your domain name. Smart move or utter folly? This thread discusses that.

    Any experience of using Hostgator?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4520
    - Hosting review sites are full of scams and are often simply ordered by which company pays out the greatest commission. In this thread, many of our users chime in on their experiences with Hostgator.

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    Sent November 29, 2011

    What do you expect from VPS/dedi hosting?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4563
    - Shared hosting, VPS, dedicated, cloud. There are almost as many hosting options as there are oompa loompas in a certain chocolate factory. This thread discusses what to expect if you go VPS/dedicated. What will you be in charge of, what support can you expect from your provider?

    Leasing out bits of a forum?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4579
    - A discussion on how to apply a physical franchise model to the online realm, specifically geared to forums, but could be applied to other site models.

    What's The Best Strategy For Buying A Parked Domain?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4575
    - Looking to buy a parked domain? Don't go in blind. Read this thread for tips and tricks on how to do it right.

    The Brilliant Way To Negotiate In Three Easy Lessons
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4573
    - A single post, but links to a must read article for anyone who buys or sells sites and domains.

    The process I use to buy (cheap) links, how do you do it?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4591
    - Links are still the lifeblood of SEO but getting them is tedious. This thread discusses how to buy backlinks effectively.

    Thank you to tke71709 for writing this list, thank you for reading, and all the best with your online businesses.

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    Sent December 8, 2011

    Scam with content writing
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4646
    - Looking to buy unique content? Read about this devious scheme used by scam artists to recycle content before you get ripped off.

    New Search Engine
    - YaCy - first of a kind?
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4619
    - Is personalized, distributed, locally managed search the way of the future? Find out if Google and SEOs have anything to fear from this new search engine.

    MMO program on BBC
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4620
    - There's an interesting discussion on the importance of perception to a business. Will the BBC bring internet marketing to the masses?

    Adsense: The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Invalid Click Activity
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4633
    - Google provides their usual important, yet cryptic guidance in the form of a recent article from their Adsense team. Read the article if you haven't already, and get a breakdown from some experienced SEOs and website owners.

    The Pandas are Coming and Will Eat All Your Traffic! (VIP access only)
    - http://experienced-people.net/forums...hread.php/4641
    - This very active thread contains discussion on the more recent impact of Google's Panda update.

    Thank you to benitez17 for writing this list, thank you for reading, and all the best with your online businesses

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