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Your Personal Facepalm IM Moment

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BigMarcusStud, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    Ever did something stupid in IM that you had to facepalm yourself? Share!

    I was new to IM and I was doing keyword research. I found a keyword that had around 20k local searches. I checked domain and availability and what do you know! EMD is available and it's a dot com! So I quickly snatched it up, put in a CB product and made a mental list of the things that I'm going to buy with my earnings.

    So here we go. Weeks went by and I'm only seeing a slow trickle of traffic for that keyword. While browsing around BHW, I found out what's wrong. I didn't choose "Exact" match. When I checked, there are only 73 local searches a month.
     
  2. descover

    descover Newbie

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    I facepalmed myself when I realized what internet marketing was.

    I facepalmed myself again years later when I realized all the years wasted by not learning about internet marketing earlier.
     
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  3. dgilpin22

    dgilpin22 Newbie

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    This is probably the wrong place for this, but what exactly is IM?
     
  4. bojana

    bojana Junior Member

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    are you kidding me??

    IM - internet marketing
     
  5. jdog37

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    internet marketing.

    Not really a facepalm moment but more an almost shit myself moment.

    Found an exact match .com for an extremely competitive keyword with almost 1 million exact searches per month. Went to the checkout to buy the domain and noticed I had misspelled the keyword in the domain.
     
  6. BlackSeng

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    Yeap, that's my facepalm moment right there. RIGHT THERE!
     
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    Working for about 6-12 months in the adult industry to generate 40k hits a day and convert at around 1:1000 only to get hit with the panda update plummeting my traffic down to about 6k hits a day and conversion ratio to about 1:2000 now coz im no longer updating......

    And recently decide to rip articles online, rewrite them automatically with TBS for long tails and CB products to convert at about 1:100.... thats the face palm right there, if only I was focusing on CB and article marketing this whole time :p
     
  8. BigMarcusStud

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    Oh! I have another one.

    I went through days wondering why a lot of spam comments are being put up for my moderation. It was so annoying because I get all these notifications. I was wondering why I was still getting spam when I have Akismet up. It turned out that I need to activate it with a special key.

    D'oh!
     
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    I facepalmed myself when I converted my hubpages account to a subdomain. My articles from a PR6 domain went to a PR0 and I lost a ton of link juice. My websites dropped from 1st to 10th in a matter of days!
     
  10. Crazy

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    Sent a script viral, found out my links weren't pointing to my pay site about 30 min into it. Was more like a facepunch than a facepalm though.

    If you're wondering why I didn't check sooner, I thought CPA stats were lagging, which happens more often than you'd think.
     
  11. Scococo

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    I had the EXACT same story in mind when I read the thread title (excuse the pun).

    I found a term with 20k local searches per month, low competition, emd etc. but the "exact" searches were about 100.

    You're not alone on that one.
     
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    Facepalm myself for not facepalming myself when I had to facepalm myself
     
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    *facepalm*
     
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