Get indexed, get ranked, get traffic

December 13, 2010
kimberly

There is no doubt that website traffic is critical to your business success. And the best kind of traffic is free traffic. So where do we get free traffic? Google and other search engines.

How does free search engine traffic work?

This is something you’ve experienced first hand countless times. You go to Google. Enter the words you’re interested in. And click one of the links that shows up. Turns out that the website you visit just got free traffic from the search engine. What need to figure out is how to get you free traffic.

You probably only visit a link or two from the first page of results. Actually, almost 100% of the free traffic goes to this first page of results. And believe it or not, the first 3 results receive over 70% of the traffic.

So to get any significant amount of free traffic from Google, you really need to be on the first page. And this means Google needs to “rank” you as a top 10 result. Which brings up..

What is SEO?

SEO means that your website is clearly about something specific, Google knows that that is and thinks others will agree and find your site useful. It’s a complex formula that only people working for Google know exactly. There are several factors that we do know.

Getting indexed

First, before you can get ranked highly, Google has to know you exist. This is known as being “indexed.” This is when Google looks at your site and take notes about it, which are stored in their database.

Google needs to actually find your site in order to index it. Getting a link from another site will accomplish this easily. Because Google already knows about these sites, it will follow the new links to you.

Use your Twitter and Facebook updates to get quick indexed links to your site. Google visits these sites many times every day. And follows new links it finds immediately.

Gaining ranking

Once you have been indexed, you will start working on increasing your rank. Just getting indexed does you almost no good, considering that Google has billions of pages in their database.

Here’s what’s important in ranking:

  • Content
  • Links
  • Activity

Great content

This is the SEO you do on your site itself. It’s critical that your page content is consistent with the keyword phrases you’re targeting. The topic of this article is clearly SEO. Google knows that not just because the words search engine optimization show up. Another reason is because there are related words, like website traffic, too.

In addition to the content on the page, other things to keep in mind are the title tags on the page, and the domain name itself. Google uses all of this content to figure out what your site is really about.

Link juice

The second factor is your linking. The links coming in and the links going out are included in this. It’s very important that you have more links coming in than you have going out. The more inbound links you have the better your ranking will be.

Article spinning is a super easy way to get a bunch of inbound links. To accomplish this you start by writing an article that targets the keywords you’re after. You have to also write several different versions of your articles. And post unique versions to lots of websites that accept articles. The more sites you can do this for, the more links you’ll get back.

Getting activity

The last thing we know for sure is that Google likes to see active sites. A page that was created 3 years ago and hasn’t been touched since won’t rank well. Google expects you to be updating your site regularly. One way to keep adding new content it through RSS feeds.

Another great way to keep your page content fresh is to enable comments on it and allow others to discuss your page topic. This means you need to get real live people to your site, as well. Online forums are simple source of real live visitors.

What you need to do is sign up with several forums in your niche. And post their often. Then put a link to your site in your profile. This gets you inbound links. And it also gets people to your web page.

Conclusion

All of the above is important. But let’s face it, writing multiple versions of the same article. Creating profiles on a ton of forums. And posting your content all over the web is time consuming. And the bad news is that you probably won’t do it.

The good news is that there are automated software programs out there that will do this for you. So my best advice is to automate as much of this as you can. Otherwise, you won’t do it at all. By taking these steps you practically ensure you’ll get free traffic from Google.

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Holiday Shopping Ideas

December 15, 2010
kimberly
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Seasons Greeting’s everyone I am sure you all are either finished or on the middle or just starting your Christmas Shopping.  Ha Ha I guess I have that one pegged!  I figured I would hit them all anyways I have some sites that have their own specials going on.  Some sites I have already talked about somewhere on this site and some will be new to you. So, lets get started shall we.. This first site is great I even love the namechristmas t shirts, christmas gifts, pjs, funny shirts

Donkey Tees what a great name.  Check out my next post for more Holiday ideas.

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More Great Holiday Ideas

December 18, 2010
kimberly

I have a cool idea for a gift for you today it is easy to give and simple to choose.  Never have to worry if it is going to fit or whether they will like it or not.  It is the choice of the person you are giving the gift to whatever they want.  They have a choice of 180 popular restaurants, retailers and entertainment options to choose from.  What could be better than that check out this site you can’t go wrong.The easiest last minute gift- buy gift cards online

I have another great idea that you can’t go wrong with PERFUME you know women love to smell good.  You know you like it when your lady smells good so try this site Perfume.com they have an awesome selection of any type of perfume you want.  They have free shipping for purchases that are

50.00 dollars or more.

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Holiday Shopping Ideas-Part II

December 15, 2010
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Hey there me again with more great sites for your Christmas Shopping pleasure.  I love Christmas every year I look forward to shopping for my family and getting them all the things they have talked about.  The best part is Christmas morning watching them open their gifts.. Well enough reminiscing this next site I have for you is based out of New York City and they have Holiday costumes, beauty supplies and accessories. Get 15% off on All Holiday Costumes and Accessories – Use code: LSCA15 - From Ricky’s NYC I know you will like what they have to offer and we women love beauty supplies and accessories.  Speaking of accessories this next great site is called Charm & Chain.  I have already showed my husband some pieces from this site.  They only sell Jewelry and their goal is to become the go to site for contempory Jewelry. Charm & Chain Designer Jewelry I wish I could fit some of their stuff on my site.  They have really pretty Jewelry they are going to become my next favorite place to go. Now for those of you that like the luxury of a Rolex I have the USA’s #1 online retailer in Rolex watches. 42% Off Rolex Watches from November 18-December 31! How about 42% off just for you!

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How and why to build an email list

December 20, 2010
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You’ve probably heard this common Internet marketing mantra a million times. The money is in the list. List building is one of the most effective ways to generate online home based business success. It’s a strategy you can’t afford to overlook.

Why it works

Marketing research reveals that most people don’t make a purchase after one exposure to a marketing message. Putting a message in front of an individual on multiple occasions is more likely to result in a sale. The best way to reach someone more than once is by making them a part of your subscriber list.

People are also more likely to buy from those with whom the feel a trusting connection. You can use emails to your list to forge a personal connection. Relationship building creates an opportunity to encourage sales.

How to do it

Internet marketing is a proven winning home based business for women or men when you implement a simple squeeze page. A squeeze page is a landing page designed with a single purpose. It should convince readers to sign up for your list. Anything else is completely extraneous.

In most cases, marketers encourage list opt-ins by offering something of value to the prospective customer in exchange for their contact information. This is a proven strategy that you can use to spur the success of your business.

It’s not enough to have a good freebie, though. Building a squeeze page the right way is just as important. There are proven ways to build an optimal squeeze page. You should adopt those winning strategies. That will involve closely following three important guidelines.

Squeeze page basics

First, your squeeze page should be free of all outgoing links with the exception of the “submit” button on your sign up form. You want people to sign up for your list, not to have them click away to something else.

Second, you’ll need to write a short, powerful message. You want your squeeze page to generate those sign ups – everything else is extraneous and will decrease effectiveness. Don’t forget that your squeeze page only has one purpose – to build a list. Every line of that squeeze page should exist to serve that objective.

Finally, you should handle the sign up procedure as if it’s a sale – you should work to close the transaction. That means that you will need to make a strong, persuasive call to action as part of your sign up form. Make it clear to readers that they’ll benefit from the simple, free act of filling out your subscriber form.

Summary

If you’re following those three pieces of advice and are offering a smart “bribe”, you’ll have a successful squeeze page! That will give you the opportunity to develop an effective relationship with prospects. You’ll also be able to put your message in front of subscribers repeatedly.

You will dramatically improve your business by using these email list building secrets. The fact that so many successful marketers embrace list building isn’t an accident. The money really is in the list!

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Don’t Go Broke Trying to Build an Online Business

December 21, 2010
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Spending the Big Bucks

How much are you spending to learn the tricks of the Internet marketing trade? Are you spending money left and right in hopes of finding the perfect internet business system? Are you becoming an IM product addict, investing your cash in anything and everything that might improve you bottom line?

You’re not the only one convinced that the only way to make money involves spending it in copious quantities. Far too many Internet marketers are doing the exact same thing.

Those spending habits have a logical appeal. It’s perfectly reasonable to purchase new products and information to refine your already-successful business. Investing in new materials to stay on top of a quickly developing industry is reasonable. However, there is a problem with running on the BUY NOW treadmill if you’re not making any money.

There’s a big difference between the person who’s staying on the cutting edge of new developments and the person who’s spending like a madman in hopes of finding a magical solution that will turn things around.

You want to handle this the right way. You want to avoid being the serial buyer whose efforts only add to his or her debt.

The Right Kind of Purchase

How do you prevent yourself from unnecessary overspending? It starts by building a rock-solid foundation. If you look at the core of Internet marketing, it’s really rather simple.

You need to have something to sell. You need to have a strategy to sell that product. You need to bring traffic to your the site you’ll use to make sales.

That’s IM in a nutshell. All of what you do needs to relate directly to one or more of those core basics.

That means that you should start by building a solid foundation on all three fronts. When you buy something, it must directly address one of those three foundational needs.

You need to build a solid foundation that will allow you to start making money online free before you begin worrying about the details. You can start experiencing real IM success after that foundation is in place. Then you can start experimenting with new ideas and products.

Smart Foundation Building

You don’t need to spend big money to build a profitable foundation. Here’s a great approach to getting the job done.

  • Learn how Internet marketing works on a holistic, big picture level. You need to hear, straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth, how things fit together and what really works.
  • Focus a great deal of effort on traffic generation. Traffic is, as noted, one of the core elements to a successful online business. It’s probably the most important of those three elements. Without traffic, you can’t determine if your product is interesting or if you’re sales strategy is working.| Absent traffic, you can’t determine if you have the right product or a workable sales strategy. You need to get people to your site as soon as possible.
  • Secure ongoing support. A good ebook can be helpful. Solid tutorial videos are a great idea. However, you’ll find more value in cultivating a good relationship with an experienced, successful IMer. Good mentoring increases efficiency, makes it easier for you to build a foundation, and allows you to avoid common mistakes.
  • Manage your risk. Find a way to accomplish those objectives without putting yourself at risk of substantial loss. Find opportunities to get the essentials at bargain prices. Find a way to develop a valuable relationship with a personal business coach or mentor at a reasonable price.
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Multiply Your Profits with Joint Ventures

December 23, 2010
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Beyond Selling Your Own Product

Marketing your own product is a great way to generate an online income. If you create a rock-solid product and do all of the right things in terms of promotion, you will generate sales. If you find a sweet spot in the market, your product can become relatively successful.

However, you won’t really make the big money if you’re out there alone. The most successful internet marketers realize that it’s easier to achieve success if you’re traveling with joint venture partners. It’s easier to post huge profits when you’re working with others.

How many more sales could you make if you had a team of big-time marketers aggressively promoting your product? Can you imagine what would happen if you had some of these well-known forces backing your product? Now, think about the impact having several top marketers as partners could mean to you!

The Power of JVs

You must have an affiliate program if you have your own product. If you can get other people working to promote your product, it will multiply your sales. The standard-issue affiliate program won’t do the trick, however. You need more than a few other marketers on board to reach your potential. You want to establish relationships with the kind of marketers who can really make a difference.

That’s what joint ventures are all about. When you have established marketers promoting your product in a meaningful way, you can really get the most from your product. That’s why forging successful joint ventures is the most important step anyone with an interest in moving up into the ranks of the top marketers can take.

Unfortunately, making those connections and setting up those joint ventures isn’t always easy. It can be hard to build top-notch JVs if you and your product aren’t already well-known. People approach the large list holders every single day with invitations to promote products. You need to have an interesting, attention-grabbing, smart JV offer to make something happen.

Too many marketers think of a joint venture partnership as nothing more than a slight variation on the standard affiliate program. That’s a huge mistake. If you’re not thinking on a bigger scale with a very specific plan, you’re not likely to score meaningful joint ventures. You need to approach the process the right way.

Making Joint Ventures Work for You

Building joint ventures the smart way requires a few things. First, you need to know the various ways you can structure a good JV. Second, you need to know how to assemble a JV proposal that offers benefits to both parties. Third, you must learn how to connect with the kind of people you really need as joint venture partners. Fourth, you should be fully acquainted with the various strategies, tricks and details that can turn a flat JV into a world-class winner. Finally, you need to master the process of organizing and implementing your plan.

If you don’t hit all five of those nails on the head, you won’t experience JV success.

Put simply, you need a formal education in the world of joint ventures.

You could try to learn the ropes on your own, of course. Be prepared to experience at least a few failures before things get moving if you take that route. It only takes a small mistake to derail a seemingly solid joint venture plan.

Most pros will tell you that it makes more sense to learn from someone who has extensive JV experience. If there’s one part of internet marketing that screams for a quality, paid education, this is it. You need to find a good source of JV information and recommendations. Once you’ve learned the ins and outs of JVs and have a joint venture template at your disposal, you can start experiencing serious profits from your products.

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Boosting Your Profits with the Ideal WordPress Theme

December 25, 2010
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Performance, Opportunity and a Challenge

What started out as a handy foundation for bloggers has become a highly regarded content management system. We’re referring to WordPress, a zero cost resource that is able to make any person into a proficient online publisher.

WordPress makes it easy to build internet websites. It makes it simple to add or update written content. It’s internet search engine friendly, wildly backed and is flexible enough to manage virtually any sort of job. As a result, its popularity is growing with a swift speed. It boasts a number of themes, supplying its end users the chance to build web sites with an unlimited assortment of appearances and structures.

Although WordPress is terrific, it is not flawless. You are able to use it to do pretty much anything, certain projects are more difficult than others are. WordPress has not entirely fled from its beginnings as a blogging service. As a result, some of the web-sites folks generate with WordPress appear less like fixed web sites and more like weblogs. That can be really bothersome for web marketers, who may have several different special desires that do not conveniently fit in the templates widely used by the majority of WordPress themes. That has resulted in the production of custom theme engines like the AuthorityPro Theme.

Gaining More from WordPress

You can get a number of WordPress themes that imitate the appearance and feeling of fixed sites. They can be an adequate answer for some tasks. However, these types of themes tend not to provide the flexibility necessary to handle many internet website marketing requirements. They may also lack the looks one would expect from a quality web-site.

That leaves online marketers who would love to utilize the capability of WordPress with just a few choices. Either they might develop into skilled theme makers or they might utilize a powerful theme designing engine to produce the kind of sites they require to obtain the best results.

Studying the nuances of WordPress and programming will not excite most internet marketers. They’re more interested in rapidly developing and deploying money making undertakings. They’re not really attracted to the idea of turning into designers or coders. Only those individuals who already possess a considerable amount of experience in these topics will be enthusiastic about generating tailor made themes for their projects.

A theme engine makes more sense. A theme engine is a highly customizable WordPress theme that may be fine-tuned to serve a range of unique jobs. A marketing expert can utilize a great engine to produce themes with various web page layouts and styles, making use of critical tools.

If you’ve ever attempted to create a engaging squeeze page with a standard WordPress theme, you understand that it’s almost hopeless. Even some of the more flexible premium themes cannot complete the task. A good theme engine, on the other hand, can make it simple and easy to produce a strong squeeze page, a dazzling sales page, beautiful supporting web pages, sign up forms and everything else needed to turn a new notion into a profit center. The right theme engine makes it easy to employ sign up forms, video footage, audio tracks and different marketing elements, too.

The Ideal WordPress Theme

The ideal WordPress theme is far more than an individual theme. It’s a tool that can enable you to create the internet sites you require to be successful. A smart theme engine will provide the ability to customize, quality design elements, flexibility, full compatibility with necessary tools, and remarkable simplicity of use.

The WordPress Authority Pro engine, by way of example, is able to score on all of these fronts. It helps make it achievable for marketers to generate site styles by easily moving custom-made features. It features many potent custom widgets, performs well with all of the most popular Internet marketing resources and preserves the simplicity newer WordPress users require.

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Make More Money as a Passionate Blogger

December 27, 2010
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If you want to make money with blog marketing, you need to blog about something you love.

Don’t think for a second that’s misplaced sentimentality, either! Why should you really care about something as unquantifiable as your emotions? It’s really just about finding a good niche with the right numbers, right?

No.

Again and again we’ve noticed that marketers who really care about their niches make more money than those who don’t. There are some very persuasive reasons to choose a blogging niche that resonates with you in a meaningful way. Let’s look at a few of them.

First, if you love your niche, you’re far more likely to create content that will appeal to readers. If you know and care about a topic, you’re less likely to produce factually inaccurate material. Likewise, you’re more likely to provide information the audience will appreciate. If you want to know how to make money, you need to realize the power of working on topics that interest you.

Additionally, you’re more likely to keep your project moving forward when you care about it. You need to be motivated to succeed and picking a topic you love can give you that motivation. Blogging isn’t a one-off way to make money. Success relies on updates and ongoing attention. If you choose a niche that doesn’t match your passions, you’ll find it hard to keep things running–and making money.

Third, making money in a niche you love opens doors to other opportunities. If you’re passionate about your niche, you’ll find new and exciting ways to expand your business that might otherwise pass unnoticed. If you’re not really interested in widgets, you’re not going to discover some great ways to maximize the value of your widget blog. You’ll miss great content ideas for your site. You just won’t see all of the possibilities if you’re bored with your niche. If, on the other hand, you love your niche, you’ll be motivated to discover new and profitable ways to transform your business.

Last but not least, it’s fun. It’s just more enjoyable to work with your passions. We all want to learn how to make money online. That doesn’t mean we always need to think purely in terms of money, though. Why shouldn’t we strive to make money and to have fun at the same time?

Remember to consider your feelings when you choose niches for blogging projects. Don’t just edit the most unbearable options from your list of choices, either. Make a real effort to hone in on your personal passions. You can improve your business on multiple fronts by following your passions.

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How To Do Email Marketing Right

March 27, 2011
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Effective Opt-In Web mail Advertising

Opt-in email address prospect lists are a formidable instrument. The key selling point of any opt-in list is that you no longer really have to wait for individuals to arrive at your web site. An effective mail mailing list request is without a doubt basically a carte blanche invite to reach out to an individual you already know are interested in your merchandise. You will find things you can do for making your e-mail marketing strategy more beneficial , and make certain your new clients tend not to punch that dreadful remove yourself from list url.

Enticing Topic Lines

The first thing to consider when generating an efficient email marketing campaign will likely be the subject matter line. It’s an place much too typically glossed across. That practically appears to be irrelevant until you consider it as the best way you’re going to get people to open the message. Believing that viewers are likely to be overjoyed at seeing all your e mail turn up mainly because they signed up can be quite a dangerous error. Unless you already have attained a stellar standing , lots of customers join up possessing a positive nevertheless cautious attitude toward email lists. They really want it all to be a great event , but suffer from very negative concerns created by the vast amount of what comes down to paper junk mail sprouting up persistently as a result of both opt-in databases and simple spam electronic mail. Without an tempting , along with desirable topic line, the e-mail will be way too very easily dumped , or perhaps more serious , relegated to the unsolicited mail report.

Begin thinking about the topic line associated with all of your messages as the hook for your e-mail. Actually tell them what an critical concept you’ve waiting for them. Be advised nevertheless , that catch can be a two-way road. It better deliver the results or it is actually a whole lot worse than a bland subject line.

Be cautious about Spammy Filter Terms

There are certain words and phrases that will trigger trash filter systems in most web mail in-boxes. Sophisticated online surfers currently understand the many spam email senders, and power up automated filtration systems to stop emails comprising key phrases that usually accompany such transmissions. Stay away from words such as free revenue as well as many of these triggers as “make income or work opportunities from your own home. ”

You will find literally hundreds of key phrases which are more likely to set off the spammy filter , it is challenging to prevent them all. Figuring out precisely what the trigger words will be that most strongly correspond with your intended theme may reduce the field quite a bit . However , always be sure to instruct viewers to place the email address on their contact list so even though you may happen to use a junk mail trigger, it should turn up for them .

Addressing the specific situation

It is usually better if you possibly can employ a proper name in your e mail . Email subscriber list applications that are created to guide you grow your promotion usually have the abilities to embed personalized material in to a suitable field parts as long as you have them fixed up accurately . Use the time to successfully add in such information so that all your emails really look real rather than looking exactly like a form letter .

Generate Genuine Information and facts

Immediately after you get viewers inside your message it is now time to absolutely stand out . Web mail advertising runs best any time you give your followers practical ideas and tips . Some of the most effective versions I’ve gotten consist of personalized ideas or tales which That I can connect with . The majority of followers think the same way. A part regarding the art of making alluring e mail campaigns is acquiring your target audience as a result of interesting and pleasant content which is definitely suitable to the particular issue which they signed up to get .

Utilizing the Power connected with the actual Electronic mail to help Deliver Traffic to Your actual Web site The very best internet mail advertisers find out precisely how to employ imaginative material to be able to display useful products and services and articles found on their web pages . You should not neglect that the actual real reason you are setting up the listing to start with is normally to be able to make customers to come back once again to your internet site , or maybe clickthrough to your current landing websites . While simply introducing a single or a bit more back links towards the actual bottom of an email may offer a little bit of effect , you will in all likelihood create a whole lot more interest whenever you provide some sort of idea , or even account which will goes together with every link , and make full use of the idea so that you can make your audience interested in finding out precisely what is actually on the other end of the link through to solve the challenge regarding the scenario as well as help these individuals implement a point .

Web mail promoting is definitely really highly effective , and also it is difficult to be able to carry out wrong . Managing it the right way , however will certainly just about assure greater successes , not to mention develop loyal buyers whom look forward to beginning the email message articles whenever they hit their email .

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