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  • 15Oct
    Viral Marketing Comments Off

    What an E-book Can Do for You

    An E-book that includes your marketing message and a link to your website is a proven technique in viral marketing. This method uses the multiplication effect to “explode” the distribution of your message by willing participants.

    This is the basic principle that was used by Hotmail to get established. When the two founders set up their free email system, all the messages that were sent by subscribers had a text message at the bottom which identified Hotmail as the origin. People who sent emails to their friends advertised the free email site.

    Using viral E-books as a marketing method is cheap. It doesn’t take long to set up and it’s even quicker if you use rebrandable E-books that have been written by others. Just use your favorite search engine and do a web search. You will find many rebrandable E-books that are available on whatever subject you are interested in and that apply to your e-business. One method of distributing the E-book is to offer it to visitors in exchange for subscribing to your newsletter. If they pass it on to their friends and family it will promote your business for you.

    E-books are capable of reaching a large audience and are limited only by the enthusiasm of the participants.

    E-books are fairly easy to create. It’s possible to produce your own E-books by combining articles that you have written or have gotten from public domain sources, such as directories.

    A common approach is to use material that has Private Label Rights, including articles and reports that have been written specifically for that purpose, for that niche. Using a portion of a larger work that you have prepared such as the first three chapters of a large E-book could also be used as a viral E-book.
    What an E-book Can Do for You





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  • 07Oct
    Viral Marketing Comments Off

    Four Good Reasons to Use Viral E-books

    It is a well known and widely accepted fact, that E-books….FREE E-books…are one of the best weapons in a viral marketing campaign arsenal.  Here are four good reasons why this is true today and will continue to be true for the foreseeable future:

    1.    E-books are cheap to produce and don’t take long to set up. If you have articles that you have already written about the subject you are promoting, you can simply combine these articles into an E-book.  If, on the other hand, writing isn’t your forte, you can use rebrandable E-books that have been produced by others.  Just use your favorite search engine and do a web search for “rebrandable E-books”.  You will get a lot of hits and have many to choose from.  One way to distribute these E-books to visitors to your website is to give them as a free gift for subscribing to your newsletter. If your E-book contains material that people will want to share with their friends and family, they will pass it along to them… they will pass it along to others…and you will make money.

    2.    E-books are capable of reaching a large audience.  The only limiting factor is the enthusiasm or the participants.  Therefore, it is absolutely vital that your E-book contain something that people will want to share like timely information or humor.  Remember that people like to know something that the rest of the world needs to know. They will pass along something that makes them look like they are in-the-know.

    3.    E-books are a way to sell other products other than the one you originally targeted.  For example; if you are selling garden products, your customers could also be interesting in E-books about lawns, trees landscaping, etc.

    4.    E-books are effective in building your reputation. It is an implied recommendation if you give a quality E-book and users willing pass on to others.
    Four Good Reasons to Use Viral E-books





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  • 11Sep
    SEO Basics Comments Off

    The Importance of Referrer Logs

    Referrer logging is used to allow web servers and websites to identify where people are visiting them either for promotional or security purposes. You can find out which search engine they used to find your site and whether your customer has come from a ‘linked site’. It is basically the URL of the previous webpage from which your link was followed.

    By default, most hosting accounts don’t include referrer logs but may be subscribedd for an extra monthly fee. If your web host does not provide a graphic report of your log files, you can still view the referrer logs for your website by logging into the host server using free or low-cost FTP software, like these:

    FTP Explorer:   http://www.ftpx.com/
    LogMeIn: http://secure.logmein.com/dmcq/103/support.asp
    SmartFTP: http://www.smartftp.com/
    FTP Voyager: http://www.ftpvoyager.com/

    The log file is available on your web server which can be download into your computer later. You can use a log analysis tool, like those mentioned below, to create a graphic report from your log files so that the files are easier to understand.

    Abacre Advanced Log Analyzer http://www.abacre.com/ala/
    Referrer Soft http://www.softplatz.com/software/referrer/
    Log Analyzer http://www.loganalyzer.net

    You can view the files using Word, Word Perfect, txt or WordPad files even if you don’t have the right tool. This information is very crucial to your business and marketing plans and is not advisable to neglect it.

    In addition to identifying the search engine or linked site from where your visitor arrived, referrer logs can also tell you what keywords or keyword phrases your client used for searching.

    As referrer information can sometimes violate privacy, some browsers allow the user to disable the sending of referrer information. Proxy and Firewall software can also filter out referrer information, to avoid leaking the location of private websites. This can result in other problems, as some servers block parts of their site to browsers that don’t send the right referrer information, in an attempt to prevent deep linking or unauthorized use of bandwidth. Some proxy software gives the top-level address of the target site itself as the referrer, which prevents these problems and still not divulging the user’s last visited site.

    Since the referrer can easily be spoofed or faked, however, it is of limited use in this regard except on a casual basis.
    The Importance of Referrer Logs





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  • 22Aug
    Affiliates Comments Off

    Easy Profits Using PPC In Your Affiliate Marketing Business

    PPC is one of the four basic types of Search Engines. PPC is also one of the most cost-effective ways of targeted internet advertising. According to Forbes magazine, PPC or Pay Per Click, accounts to 2 billion dollars a year and is expected to increase to around 8 billion dollars by the year 2008.

    Let us take a quick look at how PPC Search Engines work.

    These engines create listings and rate them based on a bid amount the website owner is willing to pay for each click from that search engine. Advertisers bid against each other to receive higher ranking for a specific keyword or phrase.

    The highest bidder for a certain keyword or phrase will then have the site ranked as number 1 in the PPC Search Engines followed by the second and third highest bidder, up to the last number that have placed a bid on the same keyword or phrase. Your ads then will appear prominently on the results pages based on the dollar amount bid you will agree to pay per click.

    How do you make money by using PPC into your affiliate marketing business?

    Most affiliate programs only pay when a sale is made or a lead delivered after a visitor has clickthrough your site. Your earnings will not always be the same as they will be dependent on the web site content and the traffic market.

    The reason why you should incorporate PPC into your affiliate marketing program is that earnings are easier to make than in any other kind of affiliate program not using PPC. This way, you will be making profit based from the clickthroughs that your visitor will make on the advertiser’s site. Unlike some programs, you are not paid per sale or action.

    PPC can be very resourceful of your website. With PPC Search Engines incorporated into your affiliate program, you will be able to profit from the visitor’s who are not interested in your products or services. The same ones who leave your site and never comes back.

    You will not only get commissions not only from those who are just searching the web and finding the products and services that they wanted but you will be able to build your site’s recognition as a valuable resource. The visitors who have found what they needed from you site are likely to come back and review what you are offering more closely. Then they will eventually come back to search the web for other products.

    This kind of affiliate program is also an easy way for you to generate some more additional revenues. For example, when a visitor on your site does a search in the PPC Search Engine and clicks on the advertiser bided listings, the advertisers’ account will then be deducted because of that click. With this, you will be compensated 30% to 80% of the advertisers’ bid amount.

    PPC is not only a source of generating easy profits; it can also help you promote your own site. Most of the programs allow the commissions received to be spent for advertising with them instantly and with no minimum earning requirement. This is one of the more effective ways to exchange your raw visitors for targeted surfers who has more tendencies to purchase your products and services.

    What will happen if you when you integrate PPC into your affiliate program?

    PPC usually have ready-to-use affiliate tools that can be easily integrated into your website. The most common tools are search boxes, banners, text links and some 404-error pages. Most search engines utilize custom solutions and can provide you with a white-label affiliate program. This enables you, using only a few lines of code, to integrate remotely-hosted co-branded search engine into your website.

    The key benefits? Not only more money generated but also some extra money on the side. Plus a lifetime commissions once you have referred some webmaster friends to the engine.

    Think about it. Where can you get all these benefits while already generating some income for your site? Knowing some of the more useful tools you can use for your affiliate program is not a waste of time. They are rather a means of earning within an earning.

    Best know more about how you can use PPC search engines into your affiliate program than miss out on a great opportunity to earn more profits.
    Easy Profits Using PPC In Your Affiliate Marketing Business

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  • 06Aug
    Affiliates Comments Off

    3 Necessary Tools for the High Rolling Affiliate Marketer

    What does it take to become a successful Affiliate Marketer? What are the ingredients of an affiliate marketing success story? Is there a shortcut to Affiliate Marketing glory? All these questions play around in the minds of affiliate marketers who want to make it big in this business.
    Although affiliate marketing is touted as one of the easiest and most effective ways to earn money online, it is not as easy as it sounds. The wise affiliate marketer plans every action and executes it the best way he can. He should also maximize the potential to earn by utilizing the right tools necessary for a successful Affiliate Marketing business. We have consulted some of the most successful affiliate marketers in the business and below are the top three necessary tools for a successful affiliate marketing business.

    Important Tool #1: Your Own Website

    The most important and indispensable tool in Affiliate Marketing is your own website. The first step in any successful affiliate marketing business is building a good, credible and professional looking website. Your website is the jump off point of all your marketing efforts. Thus, you must first build a user-friendly website, which will appeal to your prospects and encourage them to click on the links to the products and service you are promoting and make a purchase. Therefore, you must first concentrate your efforts in building a website that will cater to what your prospects need.

    The most important thing you should consider is that almost all web users go online to look for information, not necessarily to go and buy something. Above all else, make your website full of original, relevant and useful content. People will love articles that are appealing and helpful. Keep in mind that, in the internet, content is still king and good quality content will not only build your credibility, it can also help you achieve a higher search engine ranking. By posting relevant and useful articles, you establish yourself as a credible expert in the field, making you a more trustworthy endorser of the product or service you promote. Establishing a good reputation is a good step in building up a loyal consumer base.

    Important Tool #2: Incentives

    Competition is extremely tight in the internet world. You must always be one-step ahead of your rivals to ensure that you capture a significant share of your target market. Therefore, you must use every possible means to encourage people not only to visit your site but also to click and proceed to the websites of the products and services you are promoting. Building an opt-in email list is one of the best ways to gather prospects. Offer a newsletter or an e-zine. Better yet, offer incentives to your prospects to encourage them to subscribe to your newsletters. You can present free softwares, access to exclusive services and other freebies that will be helpful to your prospects.

    Important Tool #3: Link Popularity

    The importance of driving highly targeted traffic to your website cannot be emphasized enough. The all-important web traffic is at the top of the list of the most important entities in the internet world. Attracting people to your site should be the first step you should carry out. Do everything to achieve a high search engine ranking. Link Popularity is one of the factors that search engines use to determine search engine rankings. Therefore, to enhance your link popularity, you must launch an aggressive reciprocal link campaign.

    One of the best ways to do this – at no cost at all – is by submitting articles, with your website’s link at the resource box, to e-zines and free article sites. You will not only gain exposure, you will also have the opportunity to advertise for free, just include a link back to your site. The more sites you submit your articles to, the better your link popularity is. Make your articles original, relevant and useful so that more websites will pick it up and post it.

    These are but three of the many tools that an affiliate marketer can use to maximize earning potential. The possibilities are endless and are limited only by your imagination, creativity, resourcefulness and determination. You can always explore other ideas and adapt other strategies, which you think might help you become a high rolling affiliate marketer.
    3 Necessary Tools for the High Rolling Affiliate Marketer





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  • 03Aug
    Web Traffic Comments Off

    Website traffic boosters you need to know about

    It is said that there are two factors that are proven to boost your Internet marketing by giving you as urge of website traffic. These three factors are content, targeted traffic and high conversion rate.

    Creating quality content for websites can be quite simple. As long as you know the steps to use and how to link them to your site, then this will prove to be a difficult problem for you.

    Getting targeted traffic requires a little word. But by using your contents, you will be able to do this easily.

    Higher conversion rate will soon follow are you got both content and traffic to your site. Quality content can bring targeted website traffic. And with the targeted traffic comes the high conversion rate for you and your website.

    Of all the three factors, you will notice that getting targeted traffic is the one not easily attained.

    The bulk of you effort should be with getting pertinent inbound link and publishing your free articles on websites around the Internet.
    The quantity of traffic driven by inbound link and article is less than that driven by search engine or directory. However, targeted traffic is easier to be converted. That is why it is better to put more time in getting inbound link and writing articles.

    One of the more crucial component of online marketing is to understand your website traffic’s combination.  It can tell you what your customers want, what they do at websites they visit and the actions they want done.

    If you have a deeper understanding of what you are creating, you will be able to make some good tactical and advertising decisions. This is not only for your website for for your whole business as well.

    Along with the three essential factors of website traffic marketing, there are other important factors you should consider.

    The most and the least visited pages.

    The different pages of websites are made for a reason. But then, you cannot expect them to work in the very same way. There will always be the more popular and the least favorite ones.

    The popular ones should give you an idea what to offer more. While the least visited ones should be reviewed and given much emphasis. Figure out what that page is missing and what you can do to change it.

    Statistics.

    All hits should be recorded once a visitor comes into your site and clicks on an image or text. Using this, you can tell the time spent per visit and if your site have somehow hled their interest.

    When you see that you are getting a lot of website traffic but the time spent on your site is not even more than a minute, this is something you should look over. There might be something wrong with your site.

    Main entry and exit pages.

    These are huge reminders that not all your visitors arrive through your home page, so you need absolute navigation on every entry point to your site.

    If people are leaving from pages that you do not want them to, maybe you must have stronger calls to action in those areas.

    URL referral.

    This should tell you what search engines are giving you traffic. This will also tell which of your marketing and linking strategies are running.

    You are also able to tell which sites have links to you that you do not know about. Overall, this is a great way for you to send out appreciation notes to them.

    The search for keywords and phrases.

    When your site is listed on the search engines, they will tell you what the hot searches are for your type of business. Pay close attention to this because some of what they have to say might surprise you. You already may be popular in the search engines but you do not have any idea that you are.

    Knowing about these things will also be relevant for future references.

    To be able to maintain the website traffic that you are getting, you have to also maintain the time and work needed on your part. Once you get in the flow of things, you will not find it difficult anymore. All you need is enough knowledge and patience.
    Website traffic boosters you need to know about





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  • 03Aug
    Web Traffic Comments Off

    All you need to Know about Web Traffic Control

    The amount of traffic determined in a particular website will show its popularity over other sites. By evaluating the statistics of visitors, there is a possibility of locating the shortcomings of the site and improving it. This will encourage more visitors to view the site.

    Nevertheless, it also needs necessary protection against harmful elements in the Internet. Therefore, in addition to encouraging site visitors, another factor to take care of is properly controlling the web traffic.

    Limited Access

    Most of the pages are accessible to the visitors. However, several sections need to be restricted, allowing only authorized people to visit such sections.

    Examples of these sites are for downloading different genre of files such as music and movie files. Some sites are requiring the visitor to have their registration be completed before accessing its pages.

    In case of online viewing subscription, visitors must have their own user name and identification number or password in order to gain access to the site’s pages. These kinds of sites are only allowing people who subscribed to their site’s services.

    Increasing Web Traffic

    Either there are “off-limit” segments in a particular site or “pay per view” sections, the main purpose of web sites is to gain popularity to web visitors. Even there is limited access, site administrators still formulate strategies to increase web traffic.

    One of these strategies is by placing the site in popular search engines and purchase of advertisements such as pop-ups and bulk e-mail messages.

    The site must be placed in the first page of the search engine. Remember that once the visitor already found one in the first page, the percentage of browsing the subsequent pages is getting lower.

    Aside from proper placement of the site in search engines, other things can increase its web traffic. One way is by offering free e-books or articles. It can be used to build some links directly to that site. This can be done by sending e-mail to similar sites and asking if it is willing to be linked in that particular site.

    Another is by writing to e-zines or to free article sites. It will be of great help in establishing a popular link directly to that particular site.

    Paid Advertisement

    There are sites that prefer advertising on other popular sites. It is usually called e-marketing. It takes the form of the following:

    •    Banner advertising. In most pages bears different banners of other sites. It is sold in thousands, and referred to as cost per impression (CPM).
    •    Pay per clicks. These are keywords or key phrases that advertisers are providing to their clients. The visitors can only “click” and gain access to a particular page if he pays for it.

    Pop-up advertisements are also form of advertising to attract more visitors in a site. However, most people consider it as a nuisance and bearers of different genres of viruses.

    Traffic Overload

    Too much web traffic can slow down or even facilitate total failure of access to a certain site. It is usually caused by huge volume of file requests going to the server than it can handle. It can annoy the visitors accessing to some vital information. It is a factor that every site administrator must be considered.

    Aside from overloading, several programs force a particular site to close. One example is the denial of service attacks (DOS attacks). It works by attacking a computer system or network. It can result to loss of service to users.

    It sends more requests in a site than the actual one it could handle. Viruses have also been used for large-scale DOS attacks.

    A sudden explosion of publicity may also cause web traffic overload. Examples of these are quickly propagating e-mails and link from a popular site that can result to a sudden boost in visitors that overwhelms the site.

    Some websites have been forced to close after sudden mass increase of traffic. The ones forced to close are particularly those run by individual charter the bandwidth from an Internet service provider or a hosting site.

    There are also sites supported by large companies running such have also caught their own servers over popularity.

    It is important that a site can handle possible web traffic problems. Anticipate its consequences or get the site close is the decision of the site administrator.
    All you need to Know about Web Traffic Control





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  • 26Jul
    SEO Basics Comments Off

    SEO Technique: Link-building

    With many businesses engaging in advertising wars in order to win over the majority of the Internet’s viable market, it’s easy to deduce the intensity of the competition. After all, the Internet and its network of information grow exponentially by the minute, while the increase in the number of users more or less takes a little slower.

    Some businesses employ paid advertising on major commercial portals in the Internet, in hopes that the traffic generated by these pages will eventually flow into their own company website. Others make use of the ingenious pay-per-click (PPC) system, which virtually requires no start-up cost on the part of the advertiser. He or she only pays for the amount of traffic that he or she generates through the public’s accessing his or her website through that particular link; no payment is made at the initial ad placement in various media.

    These two means of advertising are aimed towards trying to be greatly accessible to a potential viable consumer market, because only then can profit be possibly made.  These two methods of advertising, however, gain greater ground because they have the capacity to push up a website’s ranking in the query results in search engines.

    Query results in search engines, or the matches found by a search engine to the keywords entered by the user, are important because of the fact that these are the most effective tools through which users try to access information on the Internet. The volume of information existent on various topics is simply overwhelming, which is the reason why people make use of search engines to do for them the dirty work of going through Internet clutter and give them results ranked on the basis of relevance to what they are exactly looking for.

    PPCs also increase the probability of finding the website ranked higher. Google Adwords, for instance, already creates an innate ranking system within their advertising system, so that even in prioritizing which advertisements are published in a particular page, the ones with greater relevance is made accessible to the public.

    Another technique by which to hike up rankings is by providing quality information that is both highly relevant and targeted towards a particular set of keywords pre-determined by the website. With careful market study and a study of consumer behavior, businesses can study just what keywords yield traffic, and subsequently shape their business website in order to best address the demand.

    However, with the Internet being as competitive as it is, it is not enough to employ just one of the many methods to increase traffic. Another means that has been acclaimed in truly delivering increased traffic into the website within the framework of SEO is link-building. Link-building is the process through which one website is advertised in another website dealing with a similar field of interest. Usually, an exchange of links can happen, which can provide mutual benefits to both businesses.

    Link-building, and being in productive link exchanges, can make or break a SEO campaign to optimize the search engine. It requires a degree of experience and loads of interactive communication in order to make sure that the link does end up published in another website. When this does happen, one’s website can already appear on the search engine more than once—the first is the direct page of the website containing it; the rest are outside access points from links by other pages.

    This can be done first, by creating the impression of expertise in a particular field. By creating this impression both among colleagues and clients, the website becomes respected. Moreover, this can create a level of marketability on the part of the website, which will give people an easier time to trust the content of the pages. In effect, it becomes easier to build links with another website who may wish to be affiliated to the image and reputation built by the business.

    Another way to do this is by soliciting the help of affiliate web pages. Businesses try to make affiliates by constantly reviewing products, articles, and services offered by other companies on their websites that could serve to complement the service or products to their own. This gives the other company greater impetus to provide links to the business because after all, it features their product. This also results in mutual referral, especially in the case of two complementary products.

    Integral to the decision of building links with websites is the determination of the suitability of a particular website to become a link partner. Emphasis is placed on decent linking partners that more or less practice the same brand of ethical SEO as one’s own. Moreover, targeting possible link partners who actually will be amenable to the idea of exchanging links is very important. By targeting invitations for link-building, the business gets a better opportunity to actually gain real link partners who will eventually link the business to their website.

    Relevance, congruence, and even similar reputability are just some factors that can make link-building campaigns more effective. With effective links, a business’s search engine appearance is maximized and magnified.





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