Archive for January 2013

 

Wednesday 30 January, 2013

No Pain Freebies for Your Email List

The best way to build an email list is to offer a freebie for signing up. You give them an incentive for giving up their name and email. It also offers you a chance to start your relationship with your subscribers by showing them the value and quality you offer. Giving away a free product […]

 
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Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Link Wheels – What Is a Link Wheel and How Does It Work?

The link wheel is an offsite SEO strategy that brings traffic to your site. When you create a link wheel, you have a bunch of small sites that all have links to each other. One site leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on, creating a wheel-like shape (although most link […]

 
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Monday 28 January, 2013

14 Places to Get Ideas for Blog Posts

Blogging only works if you’re consistent, and being consistent means not only writing a lot but having lots of good topic ideas. The key is this – you’re not really coming up with or creating ideas. What you’re doing is finding them. If you learn how to look for post ideas, you’ll always find them. […]

 
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Friday 25 January, 2013

ClickBank Gravity – Does It Really Matter?

When you’re choosing products to promote on ClickBank, gravity is one of the metrics that tells you how popular an item is. What gravity tells you specifically is how many affiliates have earned commissions by referring paying customers to that particular vendor’s products over the previous 12 months. Gravity is a weighted score. More recent […]

 
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Thursday 24 January, 2013

Market Research with Facebook Fan Pages – 3 Methods to Learn about Your Market

Doing market research online has one major advantage over traditional methods – it’s free (or at least low cost). Companies have spent tons of money researching their markets and it was always quite an operation. With the Internet, all the information you need is free and easy to access. Facebook, which is one of the […]

 
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Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Online Marketing for Restaurants – How to Build Your Email List

Email marketing involves collecting names and email addresses from your customers and sending them messages with news, tips, offers, coupons and promotions. This is a common technique used by online marketers that offline business such as restaurants can use just as effectively. It’s a great way to build a stronger connection with your customers and […]

 
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Tuesday 22 January, 2013

The 7 Biggest Ecommerce Mistakes Online Marketers Make

Selling online is relatively easy. It’s true that virtually anybody can do it. But there’s quite a learning curve. You’ll make mistakes along the way in learning, and some of these will be costly. To help you navigate some of the most common blunders, here are the seven biggest ecommerce mistakes marketers make. Trying to […]

 
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Monday 21 January, 2013

Alexa Ranking – What It Is and Whether It Matters

When you talk about website analytics, Alexa ranking is likely to come up. This is one type of ranking system that tracks website traffic, and thus popularity. Lots of online marketers obsess over their site’s Alexa ranking and use it as a measure of how well their site is doing. But what is Alexa actually? […]

 
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Monday 21 January, 2013

Gamification – What It Is and How It Works

Gamification is a new buzzword that’s being thrown around in business and tech circles. It simply means turning something into a game. You apply game design principles and features to something that’s not a game, and that task suddenly becomes a great deal more fun. Or to look at it from another angle, it’s taking […]

 
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Friday 18 January, 2013

How Instagram Shot Itself in the Foot

In December 2012, up-and-coming social media photo sharing app did something that angered lots of users and may bring about its downfall. It changed its Terms of Service and one particular part of the changes caused an angry backlash that it’s struggling to recover from. Its Terms of Service says that as of January 2012, […]

 
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