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Social Investments
Some time back at a conference in London, a fellow translator shared with me and everyone else in earshot that she was done using Twitter as a professional tool. She claimed to have invested way too much effort and time with virtually no return...
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10 Things to Do in Order to Obtain Lots of Website Traffic from Facebook
Every business owner understands how significant an online presence is for the success of his/her business. This fact is demonstrated by the number of websites cropping up today. However, it is not only owning a website that is a prerequisite today for the success of any business…
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Twitter Etiquette
Philosophies regarding social media networks, such as Twitter, can vary greatly. But similar to email, an unspoken etiquette has emerged for these social websites as well. The etiquette for these social sites does not consist of hard and fast rules, but is simply a list of guidelines for posting...
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How to Participate in Forums
The Internet has become a highly interactive medium. In order to participate in discussion forums and newsgroups, it is important to be familiar with standard and accepted Internet forum etiquette. Here are some tips to help make your forum participation more productive and beneficial...
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Why Do the Marketing Gurus Stop Using Twitter and Other Social Media?
Social media has long been touted as the latest and greatest Internet marketing tool that will bring new people to any online business seeking new customers. For most online marketers, the social media environment appears over-hyped and ineffective... Between Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Stumble Upon, and Delicious, online marketers waste plenty of time trying to tap revenue from these social platforms...
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5 Facebook Marketing Mistakes
There are about ten common Facebook marketing tactics. It may surprise you to learn that five of these tactics don't even work - that's fully half!…
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How Facebook can be used in your business
Quite simply, to increase your business or organization’s exposure these days, you need a Facebook page. Facebook is a free social network platform that allows you to post updates on events, showings, products or your own thoughts to gain more exposure, empathy, and popularity…
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How to advertise on YouTube
Advertising on YouTube can be a very successful marketing strategy for your business. You can reach large numbers of relevant, potential customers and specific audiences by targeting “buzz videos” which are the most popular videos at any given time, in real time. Another way to reach large numbers of people on YouTube is by advertising on YouTube’s home page. While the site does not guarantee impressions, YouTube has been showing 30 million impressions and eleven million unique visitors a day in the US alone…
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Warning To Direct Marketers: Asking These Questions Will Kill Your Conversions
For those marketers who labor tirelessly, though fruitlessly, oblivious to marketing history, and unversed in copy that brings home the bacon—please take note: this article is for you…
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20 Simple Ways To Get Massive Traffic To Your Web Site
Embarking on an Internet marketing campaign doesn't have to be difficult, tricky, or complicated. Here are a few simple ways (twenty in fact) that you can easily implement to get tons of traffic to your site right now!…
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How I Got 70,000 Useless Visitors To My Site In One Day!
(One Internet Marketer's Analysis of Social Bookmark Traffic)

Recently, a page on one of my websites was bookmarked or listed on Digg, a popular social bookmark site. It gave me the perfect opportunity to study and analyze the traffic coming from these social media sites. Read to discover the advantages and disadvantages of social bookmark traffic and how it can be applied to your own online marketing or site…
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24 Killer Press Release Secrets
1. Your press release should sound like news, not an ad.
2. You should only send your press release to the media related to the topic of your press release
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Social Bookmarking Quiz
What Is Social Bookmarking? Social bookmarking is a web 2.0 fad where users indicate that a specific web page, article, podcast, video, or other content is of particular value. The "bookmark" is seen as a vote for that item. The more users who bookmark an item, the more pronounced (popular) the item becomes within the social bookmarking network…
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10 Seldom Used Freebies That Can Increase Your Traffic And Sales
1. Checklists - Create a list of things to check for a particular process related to your business’s topic. Ex: a checklist for creating a web site.
2. Templates - Design a template that will make a certain action easier for your target audience. Ex: a template for writing a resume…
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Using Social Media Marketing to Promote Your Specialist Information Website
Before I get started, it is worth defining social media. It has become a widely used and abused term that means different things to different people…
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Online Business Press Release Writing Tips And Ideas
Press releases are one of the most cost-effective ways to get promotion for your online business. Many entrepreneurs ignore this type of promotion because they don't know how to write a press release. It's important to promote your online business with press releases because of the media all over the internet. The following is a list of some common press release writing tips…
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The Three Must-Have Marketing Pieces
You've designed your logo. Now you need to create some great marketing pieces to promote your business. But what pieces to create? There are so many options available that it can be difficult to decide which pieces will be the strongest and best way to publicize your business. No matter what that business is, we recommend these pieces as a first step toward marketing it…
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How To Increase Targeted Online Traffic To Your Web Site Leveraging Free Internet Video Streaming Services
One of the most significant milestones on the web this year has been the popularity of the use of videos on the Internet. There are a number of free services that enable Internet users to easily upload and store videos on the Internet for free. These videos can then be broadcast (streamed) free over the Internet, to be viewed and shared by other users…
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18 Reasons To Write An E-book And Then Give It Away For FREE
1. People will visit your web site to get the free valuable information.
2. Advertise your products or services in the e-book…
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20 Ways To Increase Your Traffic And Sales With eBooks
1. People love to get free stuff. A free eBook is perfect. They will visit your web site to get the free valuable information
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10 Ways To Promote Your Web Site While Doing Non Business Tasks
1. Have a bumper sticker printed up with your web site address and other business information. Place it on the bumper of your car. People will see it when you're driving
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10 Ways To Get Your Ads Or Messages Noticed
Do you post to message boards, e-mail discussion lists, classified ads sites, FFA sites or newsgroups? People will usually read the subject line before they read your ad or message, so it's important they get noticed. Below are ten simple, but powerful tips to get your ads or messages noticed
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10 Ways To Indirectly Get To The Top Of Search Engines
There are millions of web sites trying to get listed in the top 20 spots of the major search engines. That amounts to a lot of competition! I say if you can't get listed at the top, indirectly get to the top.
How do you do this?

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10 High-Impact Viral Marketing Strategies
Viral Marketing is allowing people to giveaway and use your free product or service in order to multiply your marketing quickly over the internet. The idea behind viral marketing is that you include your…
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10 High Powered Ways To Increase Your Traffic
1. Trade links with other web sites. They should be related to the subject of your web site. Instead of trading links, you could also trade banner ads, half page ads, classified…
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Untapped Linking Tactics
Links are the pathways by which all information on the Internet is connected. Whether you are traveling your preferred search engine or your favorite website, your paths are directed by the links you come in contact with.
Because of this, links have become the lifeblood of the Internet. Major search engines like Google evaluate your incoming links to help determine your search engine positions

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Why Aren't You Using LinkBait?
You've heard of the olden days when people would hunt for potential link partners. Well, those days are long gone and smart web masters are moving on to greater things, while decreasing their reciprocal link building effort
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The Misunderstood Marketing Method
How do you hide a tree? Put it in a forest.
This is what many authors have effectively done when they suggest that you should use articles to promote your website. The technique that these authors suggest can be summarized as follows: write something you know about, add your resource box, submit your article to tens of thousands of free reprint directories and distribution groups, and wait for publishers to pick up your article

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The A to Z Guide to Getting Website Traffic
In September of 1999, Brett Tabke wrote "26 Steps to 15k a Day" in the Webmaster World forum. A lot has changed since then, and now is the time to consider a new 26-step plan that meets the current needs of webmasters in 2006. Some of the old ones still apply (writing new content everyday, for example), and some don't (submitting to the search engines is no longer necessary), and we're here to tell you which is which! As you probably already know, bringing in traffic is not easy - it takes hard work, determination and lots of elbow grease
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Social Bookmarking for Traffic
A while back I wrote an article commenting on Yahoo's public declaration that they were effectively conceding to Google in the search market. The point of the article was that Yahoo was not necessarily giving up as a business, but rather focusing its efforts on more modern forms of search. And what are these more modern forms of search? In a word, social networks which includes social bookmarking and variants on social bookmarking
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The Myth Of 101 Ways To Market Your Website
"101 Ways To Market Your Website" is the title of a book found at a cheap publisher's outlet in town for about three quid and purchased out of interest.
So, we sat down with a cup of coffee and worked our way through the index, see what these people thought was useful, and if there was something new there

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Duplicate Content Filters to Destroy Article Marketing? In a Word, No
Rumors are circulating that recent search engine updates are threatening to penalize web sites carrying articles by niche industry experts due to wide distribution and use of those articles on multiple sites. Not so…
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Advertising Like Its 1999
Starting a website used to be relatively easy. Register a domain name, get a virtual hosting account, setup a basic looking website, then choose from the literally hundreds of marketing agencies that were willing to send traffic to your site for a relatively small price. A lot has changed since 1999 on the Internet, and maybe nothing so much as the way we market our websites…
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The Rise And Rise Of Article PR - What Are The Implications?
Already a very popular method of achieving a high search engine ranking, article PR (aka article submission) has now entered the mainstream. As such, its popularity is increasing at a dramatic rate. While this is great for SEO copywriters like myself, there are some side-effects that need to be addressed if article PR is going to remain a viable search engine ranking technique. This article discusses some of those side-effects, along with how they might be addressed…
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Seven Offline Viral Marketing Ideas
Recently I participated in a forum discussion about offline marketing – that is using more traditional marketing offline to drive traffic to your website or blog. I can still remember the first time I saw a URL in a TV commercial and how cool I thought that was…
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7 Secrets To Building Your Online Credibility
In a way, the Internet may be compared to the Wild Wild West. (Where do you think the acronym 'WWW' came from?) There is no real central authority that is in charge and many scam artists take full advantage of this…
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Ten Tips To Keep Your Website Unnoticed on the Internet
If you are a person who likes to keep up with current trends you will know that it is important to have your own website. After all anybody who is Anybody Important has a website of their very own. However one of the dangers of having a website is that someone browsing on the internet might discover it one day and what is worse, actually pause to visit your site and read its contents…
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Want To Make Money Online? Market A Service To Businesses
Don walked across the street from his house to mine to announce he had finally retired. "But I'm not ready for the golf course," he said. "I want to make a living on the Internet. What can I sell?"…
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Successful small-business on the web
Stripped of all the hype and hard sell, it's still realistic for the average small business to expect to make money by selling products or services on the web.
Don't expect it to be easy, though. Making money on the web is (and always was) hard work. This article discusses how to avoid the many pitfalls that await you…
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Web Site Promotion: Free Web Site Traffic That Produces Leads and Sales
Sure, you can pay for ezine advertising and PPC listings and get targeted traffic all day long. But wouldn't you like to have a stream of free quality traffic (at no extra cost) bringing you interested web site visitors at the same time that your advertising is running? Web promotion, when done correctly, can bring you that stream of free, targeted traffic…
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Managing The Cost Of Doing Business Online
Have you spent a boatload of cash on advertising for your web site, only to end up with no sales and an empty bank account? Managing the cost of doing business online can give you the results you are looking for, without going broke in the process…
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How To Get Free Promotion For Your Website...
There are many benefits in getting your name exposed by writing articles for the internet. It is one of the best free promotion methods you can use to grow your business. This is a step-by-step lesson on how to write your own promotional articles, and what to do with them once they've been written. The article should be targeted to your particular niche customer. It will promote your website or free course, so it must be written with that him/her in mind
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