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Bill Burnham has a great series (1, 2 & 3) on the Art of the VC No. Saying No is their business (from thousands of business plans to a handful of investments), and Bill explains how it’s hard to say No, common ways of doing it and his reasonable approach.
Search Engine Strategies is next Monday… you needed a reminder, didn’t you … As the show is being held in New York, the theme is going to focus a little more on the “marketing” aspects of SEM …
Has your once well-organized marketing plan come to resemble the jumble of stuff in your closet (not to mention the garage and the attic)? If you are like most people, each time you come across a new marketing idea you try to adopt it and add it to your existing approach.
Most interactive websites nowadays would require a user to log in into the website’s system in order to provide a customized experience for the user. Once the user has logged in, the website will be able to provide a presentation that is tailored to the user’s preferences.
Do you know how may sales you lose from customers who almost buy from you? Losing “almost customers” is a major source of lost income for most businesses. But few are aware of the problem and even fewer employ a strategy to prevent this unnecessary loss of income.
Over the past two articles, I have done my best to try to go in further detail about the differences in the Web hosting world. We have gone into further discussion about both virtual Web hosting and reseller Web hosting and I hope you have been able to pick up a few nuggets of knowledge along the way. Now is the time to start talking about the big daddy of the Web hosting accounts, your buddy and mine, Mister dedicated Web hosting.
In the last article,I told you of the exciting world of virtual Web hosting. After all the thankful E-mails and pumpkin pie recipes I received, I do not know if I can top myself. Honestly the world of Web hosting is not that confusing to learn about.
Three major news Web sites have initiated agreements to use 24/7 Real Media’s analytics and ad serving solutions.
Today is your lucky day. Because I’m going to show you 3 proven money-makers online. Each of these 3 easy-to-start schemes are proven and backed up by tens of successful stories. What these strategies have in common is they will require zero or next to zero investment of your hard-earned money, except, of course, for Internet connection or electricity.
Have you ever been a lost customer? I mean a “real customer” who was left behind, left alone, feeling like you were taken for granted?
Welcome to part three in this search engine positioning series. In the last article we discussed the importance and considerations that much be made while creating the content that will provide the highest ROI for your optimization efforts. In part three we will discuss the importance of site structure.
The idea that by the year 200x there will be more smart devices on the Internet than people has become widely accepted. You can already see it if you look at the most integrated manufacturing facilities. Everything from the factory floor up is being connected using web technologies. If connecting a smart device can create substantial customer value and you do not do it, your competitors will. So the questions in many cases is not should I do it, but how should I do it?
It’s well known that internet marketers are in the business of marketing. To become successful in business, it’s crucial to actively promote your business to gain new customers. Let’s face it… No promotion, no new customers. It’s a simple as that.
Spam seems to be increasing by the minute and this has become a major subject of concern for email marketers.
It’s 3AM do you know if your website is up? What’s that you say, Of course it is?” Everyone knows the Web is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Right? Wrong!!! If you don’t know how, or don’t take the time to regularly monitor your website, then you have no way of knowing if your site is actually up or down and just how reliable your host really is.
Companies outsource for many reasons. They look to reduce costs, shorten cycle time, improve shareholder value, decrease inventory, focus on core competencies, gain information technology, increase expertise and more.
Any x by y matrix plan has one big risk… but also one big advantage.
Solution Offers Enhanced Functionality and Services for Widely Used Open Source IT Monitoring Tool.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers the world’s largest independent IT training provider, has signed an agreement with Planet 3 Wireless to deliver courses mapping to Planet 3 Wireless’ Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification.
In the first two articles concerning link buying, we discussed advice that was given by Greg Boser of WebGuerilla and Michael Palka of Ask Jeeves. The response to these articles has been very good, with a great deal of feedback appearing on iEntry’s forum. Today, I’ll discuss the advice given by Matt Cutts of Google.
So, you’ve finally decided to take that giant leap of faith and start your very own home based internet business. You’ve decided that it’s finally time to step up to the plate and claim your share of all those internet riches you keep hearing about. Only problem is, now that you’ve finally made your decision, it seems like a pretty daunting task deciding what to do next. Using the term “information overload” to describe the problem seems like a huge understatement.
Web analytics company WebTrends has launched WebPosition Gold 3.0, the first new release of the product in over two years. Version 3.0 integrates WordTracker and WebTrends to help manage all aspects of the search engine optimization process by using one product. “It brings together the leaders in search engine marketing and web analytics to be really the first player that can truly provide marketers with a full online story for their combined paid organic activity,” Coleen Carey, Director of Product Marketing, WebTrends, told WebProNews on Friday.
Well-written, tightly-focused articles are in high demand by thousands of online publishers. Why? Because publishers view good content as a value-added asset, enhancing their own brand awareness and deepening relationships with clients and customers.
Finally: Making sense of the numbers (here comes the shock).
If you are not re-investing your profits in your business, you are killing your business. Your profits should be put back in your business for growth, not buying your groceries.
Don’t make the mistake of ignoring website promotion. Every website is selling something, be it a product or a service, or maybe simply trust or a brand. This means you need visitors; the more targeted, the better. Simply creating a great site isn’t enough, although it’s an excellent first step. You need to be out there actively promoting it if you truly want to achieve revenue through your site.
Who else wants to discover the secret to finding profitable, hidden niches and creating a product that they desperately need?
You return to your office from an afternoon meeting and decide to check e-mail. You wonder where your day went after spending hours downloading messages, reading some, deleting others, crafting replies and filing those that you want to work on later. Your e-mail box was full when you arrived at work this morning and tomorrow promises to be no different.
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Walk around any trade or consumer show and you will be able to collect a bag full of advertising specialties, or giveaway items all designed to promote. But look a little more closely. How many really do an effective job? How clearly do they get a message across? Is the message sufficiently visible? Is the giveaway useful or unique enough that you would want to keep and use it? All these questions, and more, need to be considered before jumping into the giveaway game.
Michael Grover is the Director of Marketing for CMP Media. He gave a pithy presentation on ad landing pages, and reminded us of a recent Marketing Sherpa finding – optimized landing pages can increase your sales or desired actions by 400%. He flashed a six foot high “400%” on the projection screen to emphasize this point.
When marketing your practice, as well as designing your brochure, web site, business card, flier, advertisement, or other marketing effort, we recommend investing the time and effort needed to effectively address all these tips. Not one of them can be omitted.
I was just at my local Post Office on the Monday morning following Mother’s Day. For once, there was no one in line and I walked right up to the first position in the cue line.
A well-designed chart can be one of the most persuasive elements of your trade show booth display and literature. It illustrates to your customers why your product is the obvious solution to one of their specific needs. It can communicate major benefits or features more clearly than words can.
Are you as good an investor as you think? Do you consider yourself a well-informed investor able to anticipate and avoid nearly all pitfalls associated with investing? Chances are, you are making one of the common errors that could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, or worse yet, your financial independence, control and security.
Ever find yourself visiting Google.com and typing in phrases relevant to your website to see where you come up? Of course you do. Everyone does it. Have you ever stopped to think how much time is taken up over the course of a year just by that niggling thought at the back of your mind;
Content is king. Without content your website is an empty shell, a skeleton with no flesh, an empty vessel. Content can redeem the worst designed website. The right content can make your phone ring off the hook and flood your inbox with people wanting your product or service. Content is the most important ingredient in the recipe for your website’s success. If you have engrossing, valuable and relevant content you are onto a winner..
Before you start worrying about marketing your website on the internet it always pays dividends to look at the website itself and get the fundamentals right before looking to shout about it from the virtual mountain-tops.
Well, I got some positive feedback on the last Webtrends article so I figured I would toss in another. I don’t want to sound like a shill for WebTrends, but I don’t know how you manage a web business without detailed log analysis. WebTrends is not nearly as good as the system I used for the CBS/SportsLine “points for page views” loyalty program, but then again, not many of you probably need something with that much horsepower. Or do you? Let me know…
You’ve probably heard the statistic that 95% of small businesses fail in the first five years. That’s not a very encouraging number! Although being part of the 5% that succeed is not easy, it’s definitely possible. What it takes is a lot of common sense, some marketing and sales skills and the ability to learn from the mistakes of others.
Want to know what the worst thing to say on a homepage is? ” Welcome to our homepage.” And yet, time after time, we all come across such homepages on the Internet. The reason that this is such a poor opening gambit is the fact that the visitor already knows he / she is looking at your homepage, what’s the point in teaching them to suck eggs?
So your traffic is going through the roof yeah? It’s all becoming a bit too much? You’re getting lots of sales enquiries through your website every day? You want to send visitors away from your site for good? Just follow these five Sure Fire Ways and your site will be a tumbleweed ghost town in no time.
Six Steps to Ensure Success From Your Search Engine Marketing Efforts
Search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) continue to grow and these tactics have become a key component of any company’s overall marketing initiatives. In fact, worldwide revenue from search engine marketing is expected to increase from $1.4 billion in 2002 to nearly $7 billion by 2007 and is the third-largest money-making online industry behind only eCommerce and advertising.
A guy walks into a bar and tells the bartender he is all excited. Apparently, he just met a talking horse. He goes on and on about how impressed he was that the horse could talk. After a few minutes of listening, the bartender asks, “What did the horse say?”
A joint venture can be one of the most profitable and fastest ways to make money on the Internet. It can also destroy your reputation, get you ignored, or worse, accused of spam if you if you don’t take the proper care to create a valuable offer.
If you’re in the market for a new website, one of the first things you’ll need to do is hire a web designer. As in any field, there are good web designer and bad web designers, and it’s important to know how to determine which is which. Here are 5 tips to get you started:
Do you really want to improve your career? Or change careers altogether? Are you tired of all the internet “gurus” telling you that all you have to do is sell their products to get rich? That’s not what I’m here to do. Let’s face it, some people are not meant to run an online business. Some people don’t even care about getting rich. But everyone wants to be happy in their career. In this article I will show you some tools to help you achieve that goal. None of these are new ideas, but I hope that putting them all together in one place will be as useful to you as it was to me.
You will probably disagree with this, but the fact is, if you work at home trying to generate income on the Internet you could make a lot more than your friends who have regular jobs.
In this Article we look at the second competitive advantage of successful Internet Marketers – Warm Traffic and True O’pt- In Lists.
Supply chain success just doesn’t happen. It takes focus and effort across the entire company organization and with outside suppliers and service providers. Logistics touches every part of a company. So supply chain management must be multidimensional in its approach and scope. And this takes process, people and technology. This is true whether you are a wholesaler, retailer or manufacturer. And it is true if you are lean and need to be agile, flexible and collaborative.
Too many business owners and marketers know that Yellow Pages advertising has an incredible amount of potential… but they don’t know how to take advantage of it.
In part 2 of this 4 part article on information security, the CISP policy (Cardholder Information Security Policy) being mandated by financial acquiring networks was covered. These mandates were mainly about protecting the credit cardholder and the acquiring merchant bank from having vital information fall into the wrong hands.
One of the aspects of web design that fascinates me the most is color. Color is a very useful tool that can be used with powerful effects in a website. It’s particularly useful in organizing elements effectively and in creating well-designed page layouts.
Everyone who has a website struggles at one time or another with how to improve their home page. Although many visitors enter through pages deeper in your site, your home page is often a visitor’s first introduction to your company or organization. For that reason, it’s important to start off on the right foot.
Are you in a dilemma whether to create a mini site or a content-based web site for your new product or service? The purpose of creating a web site should be to attract visitors and convert them to paying customers. Is a mini site with a few pages enough to do this or should you spend more time and create a content-based web site which contains many pages?
It’s tempting. There are so many companies offering cut-rate hosting – loaded with astounding post-futuristic techno-gizmo features ! – that it just makes sense to save a few dollars, right?