Jun 25

In this  post I try and show, once again, that you can easily add floating social media buttons to your website without any special  programming skills whatsoever. Believe me….if I can do it, anybody can do it. The full article can be seen at http://www.abcarticledirectory.com/Article/The-Vertical-Floating-Social-Buttons-Bar-For-Websites/1369991

Remember…this is for websites…not blogs.

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I had been looking to get this social buttons script for a while and was fortunate enough to come across something that I could fiddle with and adapt to my abcarticledirectory.com script. I first saw this vertical floating collection of social media share buttons on Mashable.com and immediately said to myself “I gotta have this a.s.a.p”. Continue reading »

Dec 08

building trafficFor a number of years, many online marketers honestly thought that the only thing they needed to do to be successful online was to “build a website, and the buyers would come to them.”

They had heard all of the success stories from people, who claimed that they had simply built a website, and people just started to arrive in huge numbers.

The story, as it is told, is:

These folks built a website, then the search engines found their websites and started showing people the link to their website. And the people using the search engines saw the link to their websites and saw that it was good. Search engine users saw the link, and as if it were the only link in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs), and they clicked the link by the thousands. And hoards of people came to the website with fists full of money, ready to buy what the website was selling.

Some people still believe this is how the search engines work. They have built their websites, and they are waiting anxiously for the “Traffic Fairy” to sprinkle his magic dust on their website too, so that they can also make lots of money.

Are YOU Still Waiting For The Traffic Fairy?

I hope not.

Those who are “waiting” for anything may wait until they realize they are flushing good money down the proverbial toilet, month after month… When they realize that they still have more money going out than they have coming in, they usually get irritated that the “Traffic Fairy” did not look favorably on them, so they stop paying their hosting bill and quit this scam called, “online marketing”.

The lifespan of most new websites can generally be measured in the amount of time most people will remain members of a subscription website. In case you did not know, this number is 3-4 months. Along about the 4th or 5th month, most people will stop paying their web hosting bill and let their websites die. Continue reading »

Nov 11

Marketing successMany online business owners want to make the process of developing a successful online business harder than it needs to be…

The truth is that a simple 4-step checklist can lead anyone to online profits:

1. Create or Tweak your Offers;

2. Get Traffic — Attract Targeted Visitors;

3. Analyze Results; and

4. Repeat Steps 1-3.

Create Or Tweak Your Offers

There are literally hundreds of business models that you can use in this step…

The four business models undertaken by the majority of online marketers are:

1. Service Creation and Marketing;

2. Affiliate Marketing;

3. Buying Wholesale and Selling Retail;

4. Product Creation and Marketing.

The first two are the easiest for the new online marketer to get started…

Service Creation and Marketing

I got my start by creating services and selling services… I started out as an article ghost writer, and over the years, I have ghost written for some very famous people…

Eventually, I got involved in Article Syndication to make my ghost writing more attractive, and eventually, Article Syndication became my primary business…

Affiliate Marketing

With Affiliate Marketing, there are several affiliate networks that bring together product vendors with affiliate sellers. Those networks include: ClickBank.com, CJ.com (Commission Junction), PayDotCom.com, RapBank.com, ShareASale.com and Amazon.com

As an affiliate marketer, it is your job to sell products and services from other companies, for a commission on the sale…

Buying Wholesale and Selling Retail

When it comes to Buying Wholesale and Selling Retail, most people go to sites like WorldWideBrands.com or Doba.com… However, I lost interest in those services when a lot of the companies I contacted could not sell the products I wanted — at prices better than Wal-Mart…

Forgive me if my thinking is backwards on this, but if I can get products cheaper at Wal-Mart than I can get them for at the wholesale distributors, then I find it hard to believe that they were offering me wholesale prices… Continue reading »

Oct 15

 PagerankAre you trying to figure out where to submit articles? It is a common misconception that you should only submit to websites with high PageRank.

Usually the people who ask this question have either received faulty advice from their SEO guy, or they have misunderstood the purpose and meaning of PageRank.

Let’s clear this myth up and start at the beginning-what is PageRank?

PageRank (PR) is a link and web page analysis tool developed by Google. The ranking goes from 0 to 10, with 10 being the best. Google says that they use PageRank as “an indicator of an individual page’s value.” (quote from Google’s corporate website)

When Google is evaluating the value of a web page in determining where to place it in the rankings, it looks at both quantity and quality of links. So, a link from an authority site would have more weight than a link from a smaller website.

Some website owners make the mistake of thinking that if a website’s “importance” impacts the value of a link from that site, then you should therefore only seek backlinks from websites of high authority. I have even heard some website owners and misguided SEO ‘specialists’ say that backlinks from smaller websites are worthless. That is completely false.

PageRank Isn’t Everything

Notice that Google says that PageRank is “an indicator of an individual page’s value.” It is one of the  indicators that Google considers- not the only one. A website can have a lower PageRank than another site and still outrank it, and there is nothing that says that the top seated site is always the one with the highest PR.

To illustrate this, at the time I was writing this article I Googled the popular search term ‘lose weight fast’. The #1 ranking site had a PR3, the #2 site had a PR4, and the #3 site had a PR5. Continue reading »

Sep 12

FacebookGoogle has been pre-eminent in the search marketplace for a number of years, but recently many marketers, particularly internet marketers and affiliates have noticed that in its march towards world domination, it has aspired to eat up the competition, or failing that, clone the competition in order to force them out of the market. It has also treated with virtual comtempt people like affiliates who were for a long time the bread and butter of their paid advertising.

So, its not surprising that many marketers are turning their backs on Google for being both un-user friendly and too darned expensive, and are consistently looking for new sources of traffic for their websites and businesses. Website traffic is of course the lifeblood of all of us involved in marketing on the web, so obviously the cheaper the better. Google has simply priced most people, apart from big corporations, out of the PPC game, which is why SEO has become more fashionable, and so powerful again.

Google went on the rampage, changing its algorithms at will, and punishing even the most well behaved affiliates, who, after all, were doing no more than trying to get website traffic, and make a decent living. Now, even in some obscure niches, you could be paying $3.00 a click on Google, and Yahoo and Bing are not far behind. In the end, they only care about one thing - profit. Don’t be fooled by those early images of Google geeks cycling to work in sandals and woolly jumpers. They are now very shrewd, very savvy businessmen.

Sorry did I mention Facebook yet ? In the last 2 years Facebook has completely overtaken Google in terms of the number of users per day/week/month. And Google are Kacking themselves. Why? when one is a search engine, and the other is a social networking site? Because they both make money from selling advertising, and Facebook is now totally cleaning up in terms of what it can offer marketers. It probably didn’t even realise its own potential when it first started, but people like you and I, internet marketers, looking for traffic, have realised very quickly its full potential.

Apart from free/SEO traffic which I’ll go into another time, this is some of the best, most highly targeted website traffic you could ever dream of getting and it aint nowhere near as expensive as Google, or many other smaller search engines. And so far, although they clearly don’t like certain œmake money type products being pushed, and they have their own quirky rules, it can be the most amazing platform to advertise on , but also to get a lot, I mean shedloads of traffic to your website and business and that of course, if monitored and set up in the right way, should be able to deliver you a handsome return on investment. OK profit. Continue reading »

Aug 29

Facebook fan pageSo maybe you found this page because you want to make a really great fan page, or maybe you have a fan page already but it kinda sucks….no problem! This tutorial will turn your fan page from lame to awesome in a matter of minutes!

First you need an actual fan page. These are great to have because it lets others follow you, and gives you an authoritative presence on Facebook. This is like having social proof that you are a good guy or girl and that others find what you have to offer valuable. The easiest way to do this is to visit someone else’s fan page, scroll down to the bottom and click the “Create Page” link. You can visit my fan page here - Rachael Macgregor MLM Secrets Fan Page

Some tips for setting up your Facebook fan page -

1. You MUST upload a photo for your fan page. There is nothing less professional that a fan page without a photo, seriously!

2. Enter as much information about yourself and what you do. This is not a place to promote your primary business or try and sell anything. The aim of your Facebook Fan Page is to create fans! Offer them value and they’ll keep coming back for more. Try and sell them something and they’ll run a mile.

3. Add a link to your blog in the box below your photo with a reason for people to visit your blog. Continue reading »

Dec 23

FacebookToday, there are hundreds of social networking websites accessible within the internet. Here, you’ll be able to keep in bit together with your friends, notice long lost relatives, and even create new friends. But, social networking isn’t just what you’ll get from Facebook.

Because of its popularity, a many of folks are now cashing in on Facebook as a website that they’ll use to market their business or their product and services.

There are quite a lot of social networking websites that you’ll be able to be a part of today. But, if you actually wish to hitch one of the simplest sites for selling your merchandise or services or really generate targeted traffic for your website, then Facebook is your best potential choice.

Facebook is taken into account by a lot of people as the best place to go to when it involves promoting and networking. With over 62 million active subscribers, you’ll see that it will positively have the potential in increasing your sales.

The good thing regarding Facebook is that it can be in a position to provide you with tools that may be used to effectively market your merchandise and services. However, you wish to grasp a way to effectively use the tools in order for you to essentially absolutely use the website.

Thus, here are some tips which will facilitate you use Facebook to plug your products and services for free.

The first tip is that you wish to form a great profile. With a nice profile, you’ll be able to attract a lot of people to view it. A lot of viewers will mean a lot of folks will be ready to understand concerning the merchandise or service you are offering. Attempt to use Facebook as half of your branding and attempt to incorporate a photograph of you. Additionally, include your contact data, your web site address, work expertise, personal interest and your education. Always keep in mind that a complete profile is the most effective manner to go in Facebook. Continue reading »

Jul 17

sitemapGenerator sitemap programs can be downloaded from various sources on the Internet. Generator sitemap programs have two fundamental purposes. Generator sitemap programs help surfers navigate a site effectively. At the same time, a generator sitemap program encourages search engine spiders. Google offers one of the most popular generator sitemap programs ever to hit the Internet.

The generator sitemap of google makes it possible for a website to get listed and get updated by the google search engine. Setting up the generator sitemap helps speed up the addition of the web pages of a site to the google listing. The generator sitemap also makes it easier for a site to get noticed by online surfers. In addition, any changes made to a website that has a generator sitemap is immediately picked up by google. The generator sitemap also helps keep online information fresh and up-to-date for users.

Visibility is key to generator sitemap

Visibility is a major concern when using a generator sitemap. A website that is completely indexed has better chances of getting top search engine placement in page results due to the right way implementing the web promotion. Many of the popular browsers used by searchers and that support java recognize generator sitemap programs. These include Firefox and Internet explorer.

An online consumer that searches for a specific content on the web can immediately be directed to any one of the web pages of a particular site. The generator sitemap makes it easier for a search engine to provide accurate results from web pages they are familiar with.

Who can benefit from a generator sitemap? Continue reading »

Jul 13

twitterTwitter is a social networking tool that is attracting new members. Twitter is free, quick and necessary for your blogging success. Short messages (called “tweets”) are sent to your followers when you choose to send them. I use Twitter to promote my blogs and to find other people who share my interests. I have used Twitter to revive dead blogs and to jumpstart new ones. You can’t beat Twitter when it comes to getting instant traffic to your blog (when you use it right).

Here are some tips to get your blog busy:

1. Be unique and give value to the Twitter community. Let your personality show in what you say, and also let it show in your blog. You also need to be careful of what you tweet - one tweet rattled off in anger can truly damage your reputation and make you lose followers.

2. Connect and network with others that share your interests. This can help with link exchanges or getting traffic for your blog. Use the “search” feature and find others that are tweeting about things that interest you or are relevant to your blog topic. Follow them and they will most likely follow you back. (I spend about 20 minutes a day searching for and following people.) Continue reading »

Jun 23

social media iconsOver the past few years, social media sites have revolutionized the way humans connect with each other. It has changed the way people seek & share information, or research products/goods/services.

Growing at a pace of more than 3 million new members a day and enjoying total membership of around 200 million, today social media sites has become a wonderful and apparently inevitable force. It has evolved in functionality and grown enough in reputation to make social network marketing as a feasible online marketing tool. In past it was used to optimize a website, but now it evolves more into the corporate branding.

It has even turned out to be the new “word of mouth” mantra in business world and helped many business personnel in promoting products and services online. These days every leading and mid-sized company is considering social media sites as new business marketing tool that can help in corporate branding. Moreover, many business personnel believe that it has the power to make a company’s products and services go viral if businesses are able to grasp the effectiveness of establishing a brand and its online reputation. Continue reading »