Webmaster & Internet Marketing Discussion forum


Apple Makes Shifts in Senior Management Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, is continuing to make over the company’s executive ranks. On Thursday, Apple made several shifts in its senior management team, including the promotion of a longtime executive, Jeff Williams, to the job of chief operating officer, a position that had gone unfilled since 2011. Apple also expanded the role of Philip W. Schiller, its senior vice president of worldwide marketing, to include oversight of the App Store. The store had been overseen by Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services. “We’re recognizing the contributions already being made by two key executives,” Mr. Cook said in a statement. The changes, which include new leadership in the company’s hardware and marketing divisions, are the latest executive moves by Mr. Cook, who became chief of Apple in 2011. Early in his tenure, Mr. Cook shook up the management team that had been put in place by his predecessor, Steven P. Jobs, by pushing out Scott Forstall, the mobile software head. Last year, Mr. Cook hired a new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, the former head of the British luxury fashion company Burberry, to revitalize Apple’s retail stores. He also promoted Luca Maestri, who joined Apple in 2013 as vice president of finance and corporate controller, to chief financial officer, after the retirement of Peter Oppenheimer, then C.F.O. The changes announced on Thursday reflect what Mr. Williams and Mr. Schiller had already been doing and are not seen as large shifts in strategy. The chief operating officer position at Apple was once held by Mr. Cook, who ran operations at the Cupertino, Calif.-based company for many years under Mr. Jobs. Mr. Cook was elevated to chief executive shortly before Mr. Jobs died from pancreatic cancer. Mr. Williams, 52, joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and became vice president of operations in 2004. Six years later, he was put in charge of Apple’s supply chain, a large global operation that secures components and parts for products such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple’s supply chain is one of the company’s great strengths. Its army of contract workers can be mobilized quickly to produce huge volumes of the company’s best-selling products. The supply chain has also been scrutinized for worker rights violations. Apple has pressured suppliers to change their practices, and Mr. Williams has overseen Apple’s social responsibility initiatives to protect more than one million employees worldwide. “Jeff is hands-down the best operations executive I’ve ever worked with,” Mr. Cook said in the statement. Mr. Williams is also supervising the development of the Apple Watch, which Apple started selling in April. Mr. Schiller has already been one of Apple’s main liaisons with the app developer community. Mr. Cue, who oversees software and services, helped create the App Store in 2008 and has added responsibilities over time, including the addition of Apple Pay, Apple’s new streaming music service and efforts to start a television service. The moves give executives the freedom to pursue other important tasks that they face in their roles, said Jan Dawson, an analyst at Jackdaw Research. “It seems like Eddy Cue could have a pretty full plate with trying to negotiate TV rights at the moment, for example,” Mr. Dawson said. Apple also said that Johny Srouji, who led the development of Apple’s A4 chip, had joined the executive team as senior vice president for hardware technologies. Tor Myhren will join as vice president of marketing communications early next year, reporting to Mr. Cook. Mr. Myhren, who will oversee Apple’s advertising efforts, was previously chief creative officer and president of Grey New York, a part of the Grey Group.
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 11:27:00
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 73
Terms and condition of use 1. Terms By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. 2. Use License Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Lonare's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not: modify or copy the materials; use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Lonare's web site; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Lonare at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format. 3. Disclaimer The materials on Lonare's web site are provided "as is". Lonare makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Lonare does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. 4. Limitations In no event shall Lonare or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Lonare's Internet site, even if Lonare or a Lonare authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you. 5. Revisions and Errata The materials appearing on Lonare's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Lonare does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Lonare may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Lonare does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials. 6. Links Lonare has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Lonare of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk. 7. Site Terms of Use Modifications Lonare may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use. 8. Governing Law Any claim relating to Lonare's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of England and Wales without regard to its conflict of law provisions. General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site. Privacy Policy Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information. We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 18:23:55
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 184
Beginners In 5 Steps You CAN Make Money Too Hey all, I've been seeing a lot of the posts and conversations lately, and decided to make this post almost as a refresher, mainly for beginners. (FYI- To me, a beginner is someone who isn't making money online, or not very much. Sometimes I get this "I've been online for 3 years!", but at the end of the day, if you're not doing what you're here to do-- make money-- then you're still a "beginner".) With all these launches going on and buzz surrounding new things every day, it's SO easy to get lost in the confusion, especially for people just looking for something to help them get off that "square one". Maybe that's getting their first sale online, cracking their first $100 day, or even their first $1,000 day. You get lost in the confusion. That's where I found myself many many times over, and when I did, here's what I made myself do: go back to the basics. So, what I'm going to tell you here is just that. Forget the new course on whatever and stop reading all the hype emails you get (and I know you get as many as I do). Just stick to the basics, which work WAY better than anyone will say they do. Follow This Outline Below, and DON'T over-complicate it. "Making money online" is hard only if you look at the whole picture at once rather than taking it step-by-step and breaking down exactly what you need to do. None of these steps by themselves are hard, but they can be if you make them: 1.) Find a market to go into, then pick a niche in that market that people are looking for. Not sure how this is done? Two ways I'd recommend: Go to Clickbank and scan through the various topics, looking for products that are selling well. When you select a category, in some cases Clickbank will give you sub-categories as well. Pick one that interests you. In most cases, a product found here will be a 'niche' product already. Go to Amazon.com and look through the magazines. These all represent broad markets (in most cases), so keep digging until you find a sub-niche in that market. You can do this by clicking through the various topics, and it will give you new magazine titles within those narrowed-down topics. Example: Broad Market= Health & Fitness Sub Niche of that market= Acne Cures (found through Clickbank by searching: Health & Fitness > Remedies) Tip: This generally goes pretty fast. I found that one above in a matter of minutes. If you're not sure you have a viable niche, then verify that there's products for it using Clickbank, or Google search "your keyword + affiliate", with the goal of finding affiliate programs for products in your niche. These are going to be the products that you'll promote to your list that you're going to build. If that checks out, then you have a viable market. No sense in entering a niche that has no products you can promote, as that normally indicates that people aren't necessarily willing to buy information in your niche. Nor does it make sense to enter a niche that no one is searching for, so to find out if they ARE searching for whatever niche you've picked out, go here: https://adwords.google.com/select/Ke...rceLegacy=true, and type in your "sub niche" keyword to search traffic volume for. For me, it was "acne cures", and I found that there are numerous keywords that all get relatively high amounts of searches each month, both locally and globally. If you use the above link to check the keyword searches, you can also view Adwords PPC competition by dropping down the "View Columns To Display" field. (If you don't have a budget for PPC, then don't worry about this!) At this point, I'm going to stress that you don't over-complicate things. And don't be discouraged by a lot of competition, especially in the search engines. You're not going to be ranking websites organically or anything, which is a whole other beast that is counter-productive to what I'm trying to show you here (how to get started fast), and if you're going to try, there's many, many more rigorous steps involved. With this, just make sure there are products floating around in the niche you've picked out, and that people are searching for information in your niche. Once you get in front of a computer and actually do this, you'll be surprised at how fast it can go. Total Time: 1 hour Total Cost: $0 2.) Find a problem people in that niche are having. Once you have the niche narrowed down, do a search for "your niche + forum" in Google. Find the top forums from that niche/industry and check them out. See what people are talking about or what they're having issues with. This is basic market research, and goes remarkably quickly. You're just scanning for a problem; any problem. In fact, while in the forums, you can usually find hot topics just by looking at the threads with the most views/responses on it. I've gotten so many ideas and money magnets from doing that. Once again, don't over-complicate this or make it more difficult than it is. Just find a damn problem people seem to be having. Total Time: 20 minutes Total Cost: $0 3.) Google Search that problem to find the answer. Literally, go to Google and type in the problem people are having. In the above scenario, I went to Google and searched for: "how to get rid of acne", and found this site: How to Get Rid of Acne - howtogetridofstuff.com Done. You're now an expert on acne cures, or near enough. People are looking for this information too, and you're going to give it to them in step 4. Total Time: 20 minutes (at the max) Total Cost: $0 Note (in response to some replies to this part of the thread): The reason this works and is easy is because you're not selling the information you're finding here; you're giving it away. You're essentially doing the research for other people, and people always want the work done for them. When it only takes a name and email to get it handed to them, most of them will give you that. 4.) Set up a squeeze page to give your newly acquired information away. Yes, you'll need an autoresponder. You can try Aweber for 1 month for only $1, which is all you need. If you don't have any squeeze page templates, Google search "free squeeze page templates." After doing that, I found these ones, which seem to be decent enough for me: Winning List Building Templates from Tellman and Shawn (Side note: Why are these templates decent enough for me? Because they're from Tellman Knudson and he not only uses them himself, but he also makes a ****load more money than I do. Whether these are awesome templates or not, by using these for the time being and getting something out there, I'm going to outpace everyone that does nothing or that keeps looking for a 'better' template. Don't reinvent the wheel.) Then, if you don't have a program to edit HTML templates, download NVU, a free HTML editor, from NVU. (You'll notice that when you're in doubt or need help, I'm recommending you Google search your problem. Not only will you probably find your answer, but you'll learn how to solve problems by yourself instead of ranting on forums about how "it's not working for you".) With the above templates from Tellman, he already includes the sales copy that he's personally tweaked and gotten to convert. All you do is change a few things here and there, customize it to your niche/information, and you're done. Don't make this take all day. Perfectionists are broke for a reason, and making something grammatically correct and "just right" won't drive hungry flocks of visitors to your page. Keep in mind that although you're going to feel productive after this, absolutely nothing you've done thus far will put money in your pocket. So don't take all day, there's profits to be made yet. Add 7-10 follow up messages into your autoresponder, including one that goes out right when they opt in that gives them a link to either download your information, or that takes them to a "Thank You" page where they download your information (if you don't have one of these pages, it's conveniently right underneath the Squeeze Page Templates from the link I included above (from Tellman Kundson)). Then, I'd personally pre-set one message to go out the following 2 days in a row after they opt in. You want to establish an initial contact with your list and reinforce that connection over the following 2-3 days to get your foot in the door. As for the remaining 6-9 messages, set the emails to go out every other day, and in each email include your affiliate link (which you should probably have a redirect for, or link cloaking) to that affiliate product we found earlier. This is the first way you can monetize your list. Don't worry about the other ways until you have a list with which to monetize. Total Time: 2.5 hours Total Cost: $1* *If you don't have a domain and hosting, you can use Weebly for the website for now. It's free, and you can either choose a template for the website, or add in your own HTML. In that case, you'd copy all the HTML from your squeeze page (in NVU, just click the "Source" tab at the bottom left of the window), and copy all the lines of code. Then in Weebly, paste that in the HTML editing field. If you're unsure how to do this, just submit a support ticket there and they'll tell you how to do it. It's not hard, just slightly technical. If you want a website of your own, I'd recommend a .info domain since they're only $.99 now at GoDaddy, and Hostgator has hosting packages that start at $4.99/month (to get coupons for this, Google search "Hostgator Coupon Codes". Easy, eh?). So, if you go this route: Total Cost: $6.98 ($1 + $.99 + $4.99) 5.) Drive traffic to your site. (Or, put your URL in front of people from your niche.) This is where everything normally falls to ****. People get so hung up on "traffic generation" that instead of actually doing the work that will drive visitors to their site, they squawk about how it's not working. It also doesn't help that most of the 'gurus' make traffic into some huge, multi-faceted ordeal that only their latest product can alleviate. But, the underlying thing here is that getting people to your site is where the dirty work comes in. You have to put in time for this, which surprisingly most people won't or don't want to do. They want to make money, but won't spend the required time to do it. Instead they search for the magic button, which as the people that have put in the necessary time already know, doesn't exist. What I'd like to say is this: forget the term "traffic generation". When I did, I stopped having issues with it. Instead, think of it as putting your URL in front of people from or looking for information on your niche. Sounds easy enough, right? So, grab a beer (or pepsi, if you're under age) and get to cracking. Here's some ways to do this: Google search "your industry + forum" to find related forums in your niche. Forums are potential jackpots, since they can be full of like-minded people that want what you have. Copy the headline from your squeeze page and paste it into the signature you're normally given on the forum (found in your Profile, normally), and link that back to your squeeze page. Then go into the forum threads and post relevant comments, or just respond and engage people. This isn't tough, and I shouldn't have to tell you to not be one of those spammy douches people all hate in forums. Go to EzineArticles.com and search for your industry. For this example, I'd search for "acne cures." See what people are writing about, and just rewrite their articles. Hey, information isn't exclusive and you won't get brownie points for playing fair. (Note: Notice I didn't say to "copy" the content. I don't condone that, nor should you. This has proven to be a point of contention for some readers of this thread, so if you have a problem with this, here's a solution: either pick a familiar topic you can add value to, or spend a day just reading about your chosen topic. If it's "acne cures", like in this example, spend a day reading about various cures online and/or visit your local bookstore and read some books on it over a cup of coffee or something (perhaps even an iced blueberry coffee from Dunkin Donuts.. Yes, you can enjoy this step). Take notes and use those notes to create articles. But even still, guess what? You're just re-writing other people's content anyway, so we've more or less come full circle here. At the end of the day, just make sure you're creating articles; it's purely for traffic regardless.) Shortly thereafter, whichever route you go, download Brad Callen's free Article Submitter software (not sure where it is? Google it.) and submit your article to every site you possibly can. Then do this 2-3 more times each day. (What, you thought it would only take a few minutes? Not if you want to make money it won't.) Also, see the "Advanced Breakdown" portion below for more on this.. If you have a budget to use toward marketing, I'd go to Yahoo and sign up for their Sponsored Search program. It's their version of Google Adwords, only I find I get cheaper clicks from their sponsored searches. I'm not claiming to be a PPC expert, but I've tested and spent a lot of money trying various things, and from my own experience, I get cheaper clicks on Yahoo's Search Marketing. Quick note: you're trying to build a list, so make sure all your traffic is being directed to your squeeze page! Total Time: As much as you have Total Cost: Between $1 and $6.98 Here's an Advanced Breakdown of what you can do for more traffic (this is a goldmine for traffic generation): Write an article. Or 3, or however many you want. Submit that article/those articles to the top Article Directories, for which you can use Brad Callen's free Article Submitter Software. (Hasn't let me down yet.. You just load your article content in there then go down a list submitting them to the various directories in the software.) Download Techsmith's Jing, a free screen capture software. Turn your articles into videos using Google Presentation (a free Google Document program, similar to Microsoft's Powerpoint), and capture the video + audio using Jing. You'll need a microphone for this, which can run as little as $10. Sign up for a free Tubemogul account and submit your Jing-created video to the various video-sharing websites in TubeMogul. You can do that, or just sign up for the $1 trial at Traffic Guyser and get the video, article, social bookmarking, and postcast submissions all automated and syndicated. Total Time: As much as you have (plus a day or so to register to the sites in the software listed above) Total Cost: Between $1 and $7.98 (providing you have a microphone) (Notice that this series of steps can be completely free, excepting the microphone and/or $1 trial to Traffic Guyser.) If you do this Advanced Traffic method, it's going to be time intensive. I've whittled it down to about 1.5 hours, all said and done, but setting up the software and registering to the various sites they store for you (which you only have to do once) will take a solid chunk of time, maybe a couple days. But after you do that, your daily input for driving traffic to your site is very minimal. ...And that's all I got! Don't over-complicate any of this. You're building a list around information people want, and giving it to them by using a squeeze page and traffic. Easy enough, but it can get VERY complicated when you start adding things to it. So don't add anything to it. Both myself and some highly successful friends have done this repeatedly in more than a handful of niches, and can honestly say that the only way it won't work (at least to get you that first sale or more) is if you do nothing or don't want to work for it. In which case IM isn't for you anyway. Hopefully this helps some people, and as I said before, it's meant to be a break from the confusion, geared towards helping people get out of the rut or get off that "square one" they tend to get stuck on. PM me if you need help with anything Good times, all.. Thanks for reading! -Tom
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 17:41:30
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 1077
Make 100 a day Heres how Most of you know me as a writer and published author what you may not know is that I've been able to use my writing skills to earn a nice living on the Internet. Here's how you can do it too. Pick a niche Pick at least 10 keyword phrases. Find affiliate products Set up a google adsense account Use your best keyword phrase in the domain of your site. Choose related but other keyword phrases, one for each of the pages of your site. Let's say you have a home page, about us, contact, and 7 content pages. You would need 8 different keyword phrases. Name each page with the keyword phrase. For example: dogandpuppytraining.com/free-puppy-training-tips.html The keyword phrase should be in the meta title and meta description of the page. Use it once in the first header and twice more in the content of the page. That's only 3 times in about 350 to 500 words of content. Put your AdSense publishers code on each page. Put your affiliate product graphic on each page witha brief description and your affiliate link. Upload all the pages of your site. Submit the url to google, bing, and yahoo. Get onlywire.com it's a site where you can automatically socially bookmark to about 20 other sites automatically. Submit the home page of your site. Every day submit another page until all the pages have been submitted. Go to ezinearticles.com and submit one of the content pages as an article. In your author bio put the keyword phrase for a different content page as the link for that page. It doesn't make sense to submit a link to the same content. Readers would click off pretty quick realizing it's the same as the article. For example the article might be about healthy dog food, the link would be dogandpuppytraining.com/free-puppy-training-tips.html and the link text Free Puppy Training Tips. Every day submit a different page as an article and link to a different page. Eventually all your pages will be linked from ezinearticles.com. They should also start showing up in google when using the keyword phrase. You've used it in the title and twice in the content of the article. Set up accounts at xanga, gather, wetpaint, squidoo, blogger, and hubpages. Rewrite the article for hubpages they require exclusive original content. On the other sites use the content of a page as a blog post, lenses, free website, etc. and use the same method of linking as you did for ezineartices. Each day post one page of content at each of the accounts. Onlywire (socially bookmark) each of the blogs, lenses, etc. At the end of the week you should have 7 pages at each of the accounts. And 56 links to your site. Use an article distribution service such as articlemarketer.com or Big Mikes' Article bot. I use both. I also use his social bookmarking bot. You could choose 10 article directories and submit manually but that takes a lot of time. Submit articles, one a day for the next week, using the same linking strategy. If you've submitted to 10 article directories, that's an additional 80 links. If you use articlemarkter.com or the article bot it could be a couple of hundred links. Every week add at least 3 pages to your site, article distribution, and adding to your social profiling sites. The key here is picking a hot niche, using good keywords, content and consistency. Dee
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 11:26:02
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 147
7 Steps to Build a Profitable Niche Site Without Spending A Penny The Opening Post Is Now Available As A Free eBook Here Everyone wants to get started in Internet Marketing, but few know what to do. You may join a “program” which is another way of saying you do the same thing as everyone else. It doesn't succeed. So you try something different. The problem is, due to lack of experience, you make critical mistakes, and, once again it doesn't succeed. What is needed is a template that forces you to do the main things right, but leaves you enough latitude to add your own personality into the mix without breaking anything. What I propose in this thread is a simple way to identify a niche that you know you would like working in, then build some sort of affiliate site that serves that niche, and finally get traffic to the site and start a revenue stream. The beauty of this method is that you can personalise it 100% and do something totally unique. All of this without spending one red cent. Here goes: 1. Get Keyword Ideas Go to Google, and click the link called “shopping” at the top left of the page. Underneath where it says “Search Stuff To Buy” there are 25 search terms of things people want to buy right now while you are staring at your computer screen. Scan the list. If you see anything that you think you would like to sell, write down the search term. Refresh the page. Repeat this process until you have 20-30 search terms. Don't worry if you don't know enough about the thing to write anything intelligent. You can research the topic later. Of course if the keyword describes something you know about all the better. 2. Research Keyword Search Volume Go to http://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal. One by one, type in your 20-30 keywords and click “Get keyword ideas”. The main reason we are looking here is to get some information on search volume. However, we may stumble upon slight variations on our keyword that are less competitive and easier to target. When you do this you will see a list of keywords on the left, and the search volumes on the right. Trim your list down to keywords with over 1,000 searches. If you see variations with good search volume, write them down too. You will see why in a minute. One of the first niche keywords I came across on the Google shopping search page was “fiber optic lighting”. As of this writing it has 27K searches a month. This is really high, probably too competitive for us. But I will keep it on my list for now. I will also keep variations such as “fiber optics lighting”, “fiber optic light” and “fiber optic lights” which all have healthy search volume. Now it's time to research the commercial intention of your keywords. Note: This was not included in the original OP. I honestly don't know how I managed to forget it. It is a gem, so if you don't know about it yet, it's time you did! What does commercial intention mean? Well, broadly speaking there are two kinds of keywords: buying keywords and information keywords. People are looking for information most of the time. But sometimes they are looking for something they want to buy. When we see a keyword we need to know which one it is. You or I may think we know the difference, but we could be wrong. Wouldn't it be nice if you could find out how many times an actual keyword resulted in a purchase? Well you can. Go to adlab.microsoft.com/Online-Commercial-Intention, type your keyword in the Tool Input field, be sure to click the Query radio button, then click Go. You will get a number between 0.5 and 1, plus a qualification of Commercial Intention or Non-commercial. You only want words with an index that indicates commercial intention, and the higher the better. Personally I like to shoot for 0.8 but this is not always possible. However, our search term fiber optic lighting has a Commercial Intention of 0.91! It doesn't get any better! (I'm beginning to wonder if I shouldn't rather be selling fiber optic lighting kits...) Proceed this way with each of your keywords, and write down the Commercial Intention value next to each one. 3. Research Competing Pages Now go to http://www.google.com and search each keyword, putting it in double quotes. In other words, don't search fiber optic lighting, search "fiber optic lighting". This will return only pages that have the exact phrase you are searching, and these pages are the most likely to compete with you in searches. This is an excepted method used by many successful marketers to pre-qualify search terms. It is not perfect and there are other parameters you could consider, but for you, right now, it is a good place to start. When you search “fiber optic lighting” with the quotes you will see something like Results 1 - 10 of about 135,000 for "fiber optic lighting". (0.18 seconds) in the upper right of the results page. This tells you that you are competing with 135,000 pages. I don't know about you, but I am beginning to find this exciting. As marketers we want the maximum number of searches and the minimum number of competing pages. As a rule of thumb we go for at least 1,000 searches per month and at most 100,000-150,000 competing pages (exact numbers vary from marketer to marketer). Here we have a whopping 27K searches and only 135K pages!! This may be a goldmine. But we're not finished yet. Do the search again like with the allintitle operator. Search allintitle:"fiber optic lighting". We get 1,400 pages that have our exact search term in the page title. Anything under 10K is good so we are still on solid ground. Next go to PageRank Search - SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization, Google Optimization and search for your keyword without quotes. This nifty tool will display the top results with the Page Rank of each page. Page Rank is not the be-all end-all in judging how competitive a page may be but it is an indication. What we want to find out is what we are up against. If the top 5 results in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) are all PR5 and up, then we are in trouble. If they are all HubPages and Squidoo, and Ezine Aritcles, it will be a piece of cake. When we do this for "fiber optic lighting" we see that there is some formidible competition but some easy stuff too. A mixed bag. The greatly feared Wikipedia page has PR6 but it is below the fold (bottom half of the page) and the #1 result has no PR. It may be worth a go. You may wish to corroborate all of this by doing the search directly on Google, and clicking through each result to see the PR with your Google toolbar. (If you don't have it just search “google toolbar”, find and install it in your browser. It shows you the PR of every page you visit). 4. Decide On Your Horizontal Now you know your “vertical” market – fiber optic lighting, or whatever you may have chosen. This must now fit into a “horizontal” market. Three are covered here: physical products shipped from Amazon, Ebay or a multitude of other retailers information products shipped from ClickBank or other digital product marketplaces CPA income from a CPA (Cost Per Action) advertising network You need to make a decision about which one suits you best. You may have a preference for information products, or you may have found a niche that really wants a physical product to ship, for example, a specific model of a consumer electronics product. Only you can decide at this point. 5. Find A Product To Sell Now you need something to sell. What you do next will vary depending on what decided in step 4: for physical products, just search your keyword on amazon.com and ebay.com. Try to find products to ship. Also look for retailers by searching your keyword on Google until you find one that can drop ship products for you. You will need to open an affiliate account with the chosen retailer. Procedures vary from one to another. For information products, visit clickbank.com, open an account, log in and click on “Market Place”. Search products using your keyword until you find information products that serve your market. Do some ground work on the numbers after each product description: sale price, future, referred, gravity and % commission. This is too big a subject to cover here. If you are serious about doing ClickBank there are good resources here on this forum where you can find out more. For CPA revenues, you must join on or more CPA networks. You can begin by applying to NeverBlue, MaxBounty, CXDigital to mention but three. There are loads of them. Just search “CPA” on this forum. 6. Create Your Money Page Now go to squidoo.com and open an account. Write a 250 word article on your subject. Create a new lens and put the subject in a new text field. After the article, put an affiliate link to your product. This may be a ClickBank hop link, an Amazon affiliate link, or a creative provided by your CPA network. Squidoo will complain that your lens does not have enough stuff on it to make it interesting, so keep Squidoo happy and add some stuff. If you don't like Squidoo or if you find it too complicated you can always try HubPages. Stay away from WordPress because they do not like commercial blog postings. Now you have a complete business all set up. You just need some customers. That means getting traffic. 7. Get Targeted Traffic Go to lemonarian.com. Download the report that explains how to build a link wheel. Write a second 250 word article, different from the first one, to be used in your link wheels. Make sure your second article is a blog post that talks about your subject but does not appear to be trying to sell anything. You will get better results with review-type text rather than ad copy. Open accounts on Weebly, Blogger, WordPress, Vox, LiveJournal and HubPages. Build a link wheel using these six Web 2.0 properties. Use your second article on all six. Duplicate content is ok, according to Lemonarian. Use your keyword in the anchor text of all the links to your money page, and the links to the other spokes of the wheel. Build backlinks to the spokes of the link wheel using bookmarking sites such as A1webmarks , Ask, Backflip, Blinklist, Connectedy, Delicious , Diigo, Linkagogo, Mylinkvault, Spotback, Spurl, OYAX, Pixelmo, TeDigo, MyPIP, SyncOne, Yattle, Memfrag, Ziki, i89 and Chipmark . Try to put 1 to 3 new links per day per spoke of the wheel. This is tedious work so you may want to automate it. There are a number of automated services around this forum that have a free trial period. Use them, and if you haven't made a sale by the end of the free trial just cancel your subscription. But you can get this off the ground without spending any money, that much is certain.
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 11:25:51
  • Reply: 1
  • View: 113
Possible to mash these 2 wp plugins together Posting this here for someone who may be up for a little php challenge Here's the situation. I have a lot of stuff to sell, but approval needs to come from 3 sources for each item. I'm posting the stuff on a wordpress site. I found a couple of nifty plugins, but not sure if I can get them to co-operate. 1. Admin Columns So this plugin allows me to specify what columns are currently being displayed when I click on "posts": 2. Multiple Approvals This plugin forces approval by a set # of people before the post is published. It is seen when you are actually in editing the post itself. I'm looking to have the posts page enabled to: 1. show thumbnail of item (check) 2. Show title of item (check) 3. show approval status - with user able to use that function on the listed posts page without having to click into the edit post ( ) 4. Show dates (check) That approvals plugin was reported by some as not working - but seems to be working just fine for me. Here is what it looks like when I want to add a new column to the posts list: Not sure which plugin (if both) needs some code or something added so maybe this might work. The desired result is that when the other 2 log in to approve, they can quickly do it on the posts page without having to kick into each post to do it. Like I said, it's going to be a LOT of things to get approved in big chunks, and the other 2 just need a simple way to scan and either approve of the items or disapprove. If you have an alternative suggestion on how to handle this, I'm all ears as well. The 2 plugins being used are open source. I found a 3rd - which added more options to that dropdown menu above - mentioning "plugins" but my preferred plugin is not showing in the selection list. That 3rd plugin is called "custom admin columns" Here are the plugin locations: https://wordpress.org/plugins/codepress-admin-columns/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/multiple-approvals/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-admin-column/ Anyone up for a challenge?
  • Date Created: 2016-02-12 01:28:12
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 99
How do I set up automatic mails that send individual license keys Hi Warriors! I have a product running. It's a subscription to great video games, where my customers gets 3 keys a month. They get 1 key on the day that they sign up, 1 key ten days after that and 1 key ten days after that agian. This means I manually have to send three keys every month, to all of my customers and I am now thinking.. This HAS to be done in a better way as I already have 40 signups, and it's getting into a lot of work, and we dont like that, do we? So right now I am thinking there is a couple of ways this could be solved. But only 1 thing is OK i think.. A) Manually send the first key, and then after this set up so my mailing program Thunderbird sends the two keys (i find those manually as well) after 10 days, and then 10 days again. - This could be a pretty okat solution and would save me some work, and also make the process more easy to overcome and have a better overview of things. Now I REALLY need inputs here! How do you guys do this? There are multiple factors to know about here: - The keys they get cannot be the same: its individual license keys for every customer. - The customers can stop their subscription and therefore not be on my list anymore - The customers tell me what kind of games they like and I put them in different lists then after this. Is there a way I can automate this process? Set everything up, and then let it all just go along?? Thanks!!
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 16:22:29
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 3135
Test Your Niche Marketing Skills Will They Swim or Sink There’s been tons of information in this forum on how to find a niche, almost ad nauseam. But few if any tips have been provided on how to keep a niche strong after you find it. With stiffer completion by the day coming at you, if you fail to keep the niche you find strong, you can easily lose it. This is one of the first forms I use to hand my clients to help me (and them) assess where they are in their niche marketing process. I found many were able to improve their results from asking and responding to this 10 question quiz alone. And those who didn’t could look back and analyze why they failed with more confidence and make quicker mid-course corrections. You may get one of the same results. Doesn’t hurt to try. Note: Give yourself one point for each yes answer. 1. I’ve found a 'sticky' money making niche. Example, a niche market with an ongoing (repeat customer) problem. 2. I have my competitive advantages written down and routinely work to add to the list each month, week … or day. 3. I know my competitive advantages well enough to give a smooth elevator pitch. 4. I provide an extra service to my prospects or customers my competitors don’t. 5. I aggressively solicit (even bribe) my customers for suggestions, comments, questions or even complaints. 6. I routinely look for ways to step out of my marketing, sales, or service comfort zone. 7. I know my competitors latest competitive advantages over my product or service. 8. I can display my product/service advantages through demonstration. 9. I can display my product/service advantages through comparison. 10. I can display my product/service advantages through contrast. Whatever your final score was, it’s not to condemn or congratulate, it’s merely to point out possible areas of improvement or warning signs. In today’s competitive marketplace, success is becoming a game of inches. Every little advantage helps if you exploit it, and every window of opportunity hurts if you miss it. Hopefully, this simple quiz can help someone get that game-changing yard or two closer to the goal line or even over it. As always I invite your questions, comments or complaints.
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 08:38:45
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 165
How to Get More Prospects to Open Your Emails When you offer a free book or report in exchange for email addresses, you need to remember that people opted in because they were interested in that specific topic. If you continue sending them exciting information on that topic your will develop a loyal and eager following. But if you're sending them emails on totally unrelated topics that they're not interested in, or worse you are all over the place in regards to content, then your list is going to ignore you because you're not giving them what they want. You have to cultivate and nurture your email list. Just because someone gives you their email for a free video or report doesn't mean they are now obligated to open every email you send them or open even one of the emails you send them. Most people get hundreds of emails every day, they're not going to open every one. They're only going to open the ones that interest them. So to increase your odds you need to make sure your headlines are targeted and laser focused on what your list is interested in. Your headlines need to immediately catch their eye, cause their blood to pulse, their heart to skip a beat. Email marketing is extremely competitive. And when you're first starting out you need to earn your list's trust and readership so that they will eventually buy from you. Now if you are writing dynamic, targeted, mind-blowingly awesome emails and they're still not being opened then you need to look at whether your emails are going to your prospects or if they're being sent into spam jail. You also need to ensure that your prospects understand what they are signing up for and that they don't think they're just getting something for free. Once the prospect has given you their email address take them automatically to a new page that explains what is going to happen now. Remind them that they are signed up to your newsletter or tips list. Tell them how often you send and when to expect your emails to arrive. Explain what continued value they will enjoy from following your list, what special offers, secret blog posts that only subscribers get, early bird specials, etc. Tell them to expect a confirmation/double opt-in email soon, give them the from name you used and even the email title, and suggest they check their spam box or promotions tab if they use gmail. Suggest that they add your address to their address book or that they whitelist you, give instructions on how to do this. Have all of this in your welcome email/confirmation email, as well. But it's important to have it on your site, too, in case they never get the confirmation email. One more tip is to make sure that your from address is recognizable. It needs to be either your website/company name or your personal/avatar name. If it says "special Offer" of "Get Books Free" or something like that it looks spammy and deserves to be deleted. Value and relevancy, like everywhere else is always the key to being successful in any type of selling and marketing. So make your emails valuable, interesting, focused, and clear. Make sure your prospects know when to expect these emails and if you do a good job of making them excited to read them they will purposely look for them. They won't put in the effort though if you don't put in the effort first.
  • Date Created: 2016-02-10 22:34:46
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 94
I hate the Law of Attraction And I give up on it I really really want to believe in the Law of Attraction. And I do. Things have come into my life strangely, maybe even miraculously, or coincidently. I've manifested some material things, and failed to manifest relationship things. I've spent a year, about half of it doing Visualizations and Affirmations. Experimenting with just visualizations. Experimenting with just affirmations, and here are some things I've come to learn. Visualizing something happening, an item, or money, most likely will show up in your life. Wether or not you will possess it, I am not sure. I do not know the factors that bring things to you, I just know that sometimes it just happens. Affirming something happening, or having it, I just know that sometimes it just happens. I've experimented with different beliefs. I've tried to built great auras of positivity and light, and confidence, through repetition of affirmations daily. There were times where I feel, I've attracted people and circumstances in my life, and there are times where I feel that I've repelled them. Here I am now, in a situation where, I am giving up. Wether it be by visualization, or affirmation, it has come to my attention that solidified thoughts are not much more bringing people into my life, as they are repelling. I've tried many different thought forms, and experiments in the other world of thought. I've tried to live my life by the spiritual and metaphysical principles. Giving thanks, hours of meditation, affirmations, visualizations, music, etc. I'm at a point, where I just ******* Give up. This isn't the first time I've been here, maybe it won't be the last. One thing I noticed, is when I do certain visualizations, or even affirmations, there becomes a strong, energetic barrier between me and other people. I don't expect anyone here to understand it, nor do I expect it to be explained. I've asked for guidance and explanation from others and received nothing. I don't think people have really had the time like I have had, to really delve 210% into this mode of living. I've given it my everything for the past 12 months. While I can say, mysterious and unexplainable things happen, the cost of obtaining these things is an unspoken invisible energy field or barrier that brings me grief. It seems to repell people. It seems to work against me at times. It seems to make me feel stifled, trapped, and void of free thinking. This can come from, about doing 2 days of the same visualization. No one here has any explanation for it. My mind will be clear, and vibrant, yet if I go into this "Visualization." it seems to cut off my connection to source, and others. People feel repelled rather than welcomed, and there you have it. A moment of confidence, talk, and happiness, switched over to repelling of people. This happened so much, that I decided I would just rely than on affirmations. If my visualizations were creating an invisible, energetic barrier field that seems to drain my energy and repell people, perhaps affirmations would yield different results. But I have found it to be no different. The only difference is that, affirmations took longer to solidify. I could think of a peice of Cheese for 2 days and it may show up. Or I could say "I have a peice of cheese" and in 2 weeks it would start to materialize. Visualization usually built this energy barrier after 2 days of doing it. Affirmations took about 2 weeks. The results were the same. I would surely feel a change in the universe, sometimes good, sometimes moderate, but if done exstensively, for instance, a visualization daily for 5-20 minutes; or affirmations done daily, for about 2 weeks; the results were the same. An energetic barrier that leaves me strangely socially dysfunctional, repelling of people, and a general unpleasant demeanor and existence. Affirm my way out of it? Tried. The energy is still there. Sometimes, when affirmations were said daily, for 2 weeks, I would feel this slight tension begin to build up wherever I went. For instance, the affirmation, "I have $______ thousand dollars, can go anywhere, and do anything." repeated for 2 weeks, this feeling inside me, I would begin to feel tension. After consorting with various forums, some would say, "You are in charge of your own feelings, only you can change them." - Which is true. I am in charge of my own feelings. HOWEVER, when one thing is focused on for so long that it begins to create some weird, unbearable force that no longer feels good, than what is there to say? Where are the explanations? In some ways, I feel I sort of damaged a few of my personal relationships doing this. By creating these energetic barriers, (Simply by visualizing life how I want, or affirming it..) - It seems it has pushed people away. Why would this happen, given I was visualizing happy things, or money, or spending money, or being at certain jobs? i couldn't explain it to you. I have no explanation for it. I've tried visualizing with music very carefully, and while it does seem to put a "Positive energy" in the air, after about 4-5 days what happens is, I feel completely stiff, as if I am stiffened to some universal paradox, some forcefield of energy that I've create for myself. I am tired of the anxiousness, and the anxiety. I miss sitting there in public, my mind able to drift and not worry about everything going on around me. That only came with no affirmations, no visualizations. Just me as a person, on this planet, given my hands and feet, and my inner ambitions and the willingness to work towards them. Even simple things like going to the grocery store, or certain places of business become a daunting, energy draining task when in this strange "vortex" of energy, that visualization puts you in. And without any explanation, guidance, or understanding, I can only abandoned these principles as folly. Yes the energy field is there. Yes there are unexplainable things going on when thoughts are projected and, things can come to you, returned. But I am tired of living in this imaginary world. Living in this world, where your energy repells all other energy. Where it seems that you filter things out, and the other world. Where it seems that you cannot connect with other human beings because your brain is so bent on forcing a certain reality that came from.....? If we are creators, why does it hurt to create and project that reality onto the real world? Why does my spirit flow with society as it once did? Why is it so hard to flow at all? Where does this unexplained, rediculous anxiousness come from ? I always used to think that we had to built up to get to certain levels in things, be it anything in life. Wealth, social skill, athletics, etc. Law of attraction changed that for me. Made me feel like, certain things aren't as hard as they seem when we can use the law to our advantage. But so far, all I have been doing is, seemingly attracting small things here and there and creating an enviornment of anxiety and anxiousness, through this weird invisible force. I asked for answers several times, as the affirmations and meditation no longer gave me answers as to why this happened. I can only trust my own intuitiveness and ask myself, do I want to continue to live in a "Fantasy world" where seemingly, regardless of how much visualization or affirmations I do, the energy is just coming back in a negative way? ... Here's one more scenario. I can get into my car, and drive in traffic. I can think about things, or drive along the road, cars will pass me, i'll be at a stoplight, and think nothing of it, waiting to continue to the next road. Yet, if I do affirmations on something specific, for 2 weeks, or even begin to do visualizations for a week straight, I can't just "Drive" through traffic anymore. Instead I feel the energy of every single car, and everyones emotion gleaming off the back of my neck. It's as if energy is being met and repelled or connected, and its uncomfortable. Soon I can't even think for myself as all I can feel is the energy of everyone around me. I'm no longer energetically "anonymous". It isn't "Just me" because when I rid of all these techniques like affirmations, or visualizations, it seems the air clears. I can think logically again.I can be inspired to do something or take action. I'm no longer on a "one track mind." I really really want to believe in this stuff, and that it can change my life for the better. But unfortunately, all it has done is just turn me into a closet case. I can't rely on this to bring me more opportunity, or put me in some weird, different, energetic field. I give up on it, because it seems to be doing more harm than good. I know that this LOA is real, unfortunately it just seems to be creating too much negative energy around and within me to be enjoyed anymore. I shall go back to the real world, where skill, knowledge, experience, dedication, certification, culture, and sacrafice are the tools to reap ones rewards. Too long have I relied on mysticism to give me my answers only to be let down greatly after a year of strict faith and practice. I wish you all luck in your searches for truth.
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 11:25:55
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 89
The Biggest Problem For Newbies In Make Money Online Niche The truth is, if you're just getting started in Internet Marketing, the reason you're here to begin with is.... you're either tired of working for someone else, or...you just plain NEED money, right? So, why in the world would you try to make money selling stuff about how to make money if you've never actually made any money in the make money online niche? You shouldn't! Plain and simple. I'll tell you what, though, there are TONS of ways to make money online without having already made money online. You don't need a list You don't need jv partners You don't need your own website You don't need to be a world class copywriter Shit... You don't even need to have made your own products. The warrior forum is one small slice of making money online and the only reason I post here is because I know I can find a ton of folks that my skillset can support and help. I've been where you are. I know how frustrating it can be to not be where you want to be. The truth is, you don't need to fake it to make it online. It IS a strategy....but it doesn't have to be yours. Besides... Lying to people requires you to perpetually lie to people. What I think you're really looking for are ways to legitimately make money from the internet without doing stupid surveys, without lying to people and without taking forever to get started. Believe me, there are a ton of ways to do this. For me, my initial breakthrough was helping local small businesses with their online marketing. That quickly led me down other paths that I simply tried my hand at and guess what happened.... Sometimes... I failed. But, other times... I won... Big time. The bottom line was, I was always willing to try and DO! That's what you need to do. Stop asking others "Do you think doing [whatever it is you're too scared to attempt to do] will work?" Stop asking for other, unqualified, opinions. Make attempts. Put buy buttons out there. Make offers. Help others. Address problems. Do it consistently. Be persistent. Every day. Small successes lead to big wins. I hope that helps. Regards, Los
  • Date Created: 2016-02-11 21:15:58
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 91
Guide Creating Your First Successful Website One of the best ways to make great money online is with email marketing and affiliate marketing. There is in fact, a way that you can merge both of these together and start making a huge amount of sales. The first step is finding a profitable niche and affiliate products related to your niche to promote. The second step is creating a website that highlights your niche and draws in visitors. The third step is to gain traffic using several free and paid methods. 1. Finding Niche and Affiliate Programs The first step is to find a niche in which you can profit from and affiliate programs to start earning money. You can try heading over to Magazines just to start familiarizing yourself with all the different topics. If you already have a niche in mind, search "(your niche) affiliate programs" and spend some time choosing the ones that appeal to you the most. If you don't have a specific niche,then one of the fastest ways to find a niche is within affiliate programs themselves. I recommend you join Clickbank as it is one of the largest affiliate marketplaces out there. Sign up and click "marketplace" here you will be taken to all the affiliate products; filter results by "gravity" which shows which products are making the most sales and choose a product with a low initial sale to high average sale ratio(this means the customers continued to spend on the product after the initial payment). Another great affiliate service is Digiresults. This site works basically the same as Clickbank with the only difference that you have to apply first to market a product. Click here for more help on finding a profitable niche. Now that you've got your niche and affiliate tools, its time to create your website! 2. Creating Your Website First, start by purchasing a domain; I recommend Godaddy(choose a domain name relevant to your niche and remember that .info is much cheaper than.com) and set it up with a hosting company; I would recommend Hostgator (Click here for many Hostgator discount codes). Choose the "baby" plan for Hostgator as it hosts unlimited domains or choose "hatchling" if you want to stick with just one domain(I recommend baby as creating more websites really helps expand your business and increase profits). Make sure to change your nameservers so Godaddy knows your website is hosted by Hostgator (Click here for how to change your nameservers). your two nameservers will be provided by Hostgator once you've made your payment. After you've set up your nameservers, wait a few hours for your website to recognize Hostgator (you will know this when you enter your Url and Hostgator's panel appears). To sign into your website type "(your domain).com/cpanel". (you are provided with lots of passwords in the process of making a website so make sure to store them). Now you have to create 3 pages on your site, the squeeze page (which will be the page visitors see when they visit your website, typically promoting your product), the confirmation page (the page in which you ask your subscribers to confirm their email and thank them for signing up), and the download page(Here is where they download your product which I recommend to be a free offer). First, begin to customize your pages; id recommend installing WordPress on your site as it offers many customization templates(Click here for how to install wordpress). I would also mention some exceptional, but paid services, to customize your squeeze pages are Lead Pages and Optimize Press. One thing you can do to begin designing your site is to use Fiverr, a website where people will do just about anything for only 5$; you can search people to create banners for your site or just design them yourself if you have the knowledge. Word Press Tutorial This is a great tutorial on the features of wordpress and setting up your website pages. You're squeeze page should pop out and have a professional look to convert more visitors into subscribers; one recommendation is to create a large sub-header with a promotional message, then include bullet points detailing why and how your product can do what was stated in the sub-header, then include a call to action(one example is "I could be taking this down in the next few days so order now") . Click here to learn about the different types of squeeze page designs and why they work and here to learn how to make a great squeeze page. The confirmation page should be a simple thank you to your visitors for subscribing and asking them to check their email to confirm. For the download page, offer a free gift related to your niche. To upload files to wordpress just go to the "media" tab and select upload(you will get a unique URL for your file). a great website for free ebooks with resale rights is Seymour Products, but I would recommend using Odesk or Elance for some high converting PLR content(this will cost some money), or you can just offer a product of your own. To add a nice looking download button, paste this code on your page(replace with your own url's): " <a href="url of your ebook(this will be dispayed when you upload the file on the media tab) e.g http://yourwebsite/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/19_your_ebook.pdf><img src="where you placed the image in your website e.g. /img/downloadbutton.jpg" alt="downloadbutton"></a>". After creating your pages, set the squeeze page as the front page(Click on "Settings => reading" then check "a static page" and selct your squeeze page). Also change your permalinks for better SEO by going to "Settings => Permalinks" and check the option "post name" (this will change your page URL to your page name). Now its time to get an autoresponder; I would recommend Aweber or Getresponse (these services are for building your list of subscribers and creating follow up messages to promote future products; I personally use Aweber). Create your list with your email address, name, and name of your list(name it something relevant to your website). Create an Opt-in form on any of these services (this is where your visitors sign up) and link it to your confirmation page url (to add the Opt in form on your website, select "create sign up form" in Aweber/Getresponse, personalize your Opt in box, select "custom thank you page" and enter your confirmation page URL; in the final step, copy the raw HTML code, then go to "pages" on WordPress, click "edit" on squeeze page, hover down to "Opt-in Options", check "activate Opt in" and copy the HTML code in the "autoresponder" section); after this, choose "list settings" in your autoresponder and select "confirmed Opt in". customize your confirmation message and copy your download page in the "success page"box, where they will be sent to after they confirm their email address and you're good to go! In your autoresponder there is an option to create "follow-up messages" (these are messages that will be delivered periodically promoting your products to your subscribers). Include a good subject line to make sure it gets opened and try to set a feeling of trust and friendship with your subscribers. You can either choose to give valuable information and then promote your affiliate product at the end, or talk about your affiliate product that you will recommend in that email and why they should purchase it. Try to keep your subscribers engaged so that they expect another email from you soon. Click here to learn how to make great follow up messages. Some useful advice after gaining significant subscribers is to make a separate list called a "buyers list" in which you will include all the people who have bought from you and the current list will be known as the "freebie" list. What this does is you can use monetization techniques and cpa offers to convert a freebie into a buyer, while you promote recommended products to the buyers list as they will be more responsive to buy. Now that your webpage is up and running, you need to take ownership of the site in the large search engine's. Visit, Google Webmaster's, Bing Webmaster's, and Pinterest Site Verification to get your website verified and improve it's visibility(these sites explain how to verify). I would also recommend to submit your website to various search engines using these free tools: Submit Express and Entireweb. Gaining Traffic Forum Marketing Now there are many methods of getting more traffic: one of them is by forum marketing. What this is is you find a forum relevant to your niche(try searching "(your niche) forums") and actively participate in them. Every time you post on the forum, your signature(which you can include your links in) will be displayed and be viewable to all members. Some members may be enticed to click on your links and thus you gain more traffic(make sure to post quality posts and not spam). Reddit Reddit is a very powerful website to gain traffic to your site. It is divided into many sub-reddits, each with its own topic. What you need to do is find a sub-reddit relevant to your niche. After doing this, participate in the forum and let your account age for a few days in order to prevent your website post to be marked as spam. After you've waited a few days, click "submit link" and enter your website, then make sure to write a catchy title that will attract redditors to click on your link. Solo Ads The next traffic method is solo ads. What you do is you buy a specific number of clicks from a seller(example: 100) and create an email swipe, which is a message with a subject line and a body promoting your site( Click here for information on making a great email swipe). After this, the seller will promote your email to their list and provide you with the clicks. A great site for solo ads is Udimi. Make sure to spend some time researching the sellers and find one that delivers what he promises or even overdelivers; also one who has a responsive list, because you don't just want clicks, you want subscribers and sales. Facebook, PPC, and Fiverr Another great form of increasing traffic is using Facebook ads. A good idea is to make a Facebook fanpage of your site and start promoting it (Click here to learn how to get more likes to your fanpage). After this you can start creating your ads. Click on "create ad" and there will be many categories (clicks to your website, boost your posts, promote your page, etc) you want to click on "clicks to your website". Now its time to select your audience. Try to really narrow down your targeted audience; more is not better, you want to target a specific audience that is interested in your product(under "behaviors" you can choose people who have made online payments before). Now you have to make a bid for how much you pay for each click(the ad manager will automatically show a suggested bid). Now its time to choose an image and create your message that will really attract clicks(Click here to learn how to make great ads). One of the best PPC's (pay-per-click) is Google adsense, just set up your ad and your click price and you're good to go (this may be costly at times and you have to get approved first); other great PPC's are Bidvertiser, Media.net, and Chitika. Once again, you can also use the service Fiverr to promote your site. Try to look for services that will tweet or post your website in popular pages, write guest blogs on sites about your site, will post your site on popular social media sites etc. Make sure to also spend time researching these gigs and finding one that may work for you and your niche(do not pay for traffic towards your site, as these are useless clicks that will not convert into sales or subscribers). Writing articles Writing articles can also be a great way to get recognition for your website or product. I recommend Hubpages and Ezinearticles. If you are not skilled in writing articles or don't have the time, you can hire very cheap writers that will create quality articles at IWriter (as always, spend some time looking through the writers and try to go for the higher ranked writers). SEO SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the foundational methods to get more traffic as it increases your page rank on search engines like Google so that your site becomes better known. To learn how to increase your page rank i recommend a great website called, Source Wave which includes great training videos on SEO, backlinks, and more and it is completely free. Video Marketing Video marketing is also a great way to promote your products. Start by posting quality content on your niche, promoting your YouTube site and gaining a steady fanbase. If making your own videos is not for you, you can always make a review YouTube channel and post many different videos of people reviewing your product.To download the review YouTube videos, simply type an "ss" before "YouTube" in the URL box, then download it there, upload to YouTube, add your affiliate link in the description (use Bit.ly to cloak it) and publish to YouTube (making your own original content is far more likely to gain many views). Ad Swaps After you've gained momentum and have a few hundred subscribers to your list, it's time to take the next big step in gaining traffic by ad swaps. What you do is you find someone with a similar list size and niche as yours and swap promotional messages; you promote their website to your list of subscribers and they promote yours, hence the swap. This is a great way to earn thousand of new subscribers with an interest in your niche. One of the best websites for this is Safe Swaps (be wary this is a paid website). Click here to also look for options for free classified ads. Conclusion This guide is a basic way of setting up your first website and promoting it. Be sure to look up more information and not only expand your knowledge, but put in the effort to make it work through trial and error which is crucial to becoming successful in internet marketing. Be sure to post any other advice that I may have missed and I wish the best success on you and your web business!
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 19:19:44
  • Reply: 1
  • View: 814
Internet Article Marketing for Massive Website Traffic I wrote the post about the value of internet article marketing in the Warrior Forum that became the sticky - but I want to serve up some more help because just glancing at titles being posted, I see lots of potential for top rankings and extreme traffic left on the table. I’m going to share with you a course strategy I use paired with the Warrior Forum article marketing section that I plan on using to haul in boatloads of targeted visitors. This forum isn’t just so you can post backlinks to your website. It’s so that you can utilize the already amazing POWER of this forum to rank #1 in Google where your own website couldn’t muster the fortitude. I’m one of the believers who feel the title of your article is one of the most important aspects. And the first step is to determine what keyword you want to rank for. Some titles are targeting “traffic” or “writing” in such broad terms, that I fear some will then complain that they weren’t able to rank #1 for it using a simple Warrior Forum thread when they could be pulling in great traffic with a tiny bit more research. How do you find your keyword phrase? I for one love what Kelly Felix teaches in Bring the Fresh – use your Market Samurai (or a free tool) and do 100 searches per DAY, 100,000 or fewer competing pages, and a 50% or higher OCI (chance of them buying) - all using phrase match. I’ve had a lot of success converting those keyword phrases into top spots with brand new blogs – imagine me using those with the oomph of the Warrior Forum behind me? Go to Scroogle.org and type in any of the following phrases: daisy shower curtain earn affiliate sushi supplies I hit #1 using the BTF SEO strategy and 3 blog posts initially and it all had to do with my titles. So let’s take “article marketing” as our example. I open up MS and do those criteria for that particular phrase and the keywords it generated for me. Or use Google’s free keyword tool and Google search results and you’ll find a good keyword to use. I discover that the phrase Internet article marketing has over 174 daily searches and a little over 81,000 competing pages for the phrase match. After finding my keyword phrase, my second step is to look at what kind of pages are ranking on page 1 of Google and for this phrase I see some good news: YouTube HubPages EzineArticles That means it’s just as likely that a powerful forum could overpower those sites and gain a top 10 position, if not #1 in the SERPs. So my third step is to use the phrase “internet article marketing” here for this thread title – making sure they’re the first words seen. Don’t try to achieve good SEO results by simply “sticking” your keyword phrase in the article. Look at that phrase and write an entire article AROUND that phrase so that it’s highly relevant and will not only get viewed by Google as optimal for the search results, but also bookmarked and shared and Tweeted and linked to by others. Fourth, stop trying to write to sell to just Warrior Forum members! Yes, I love them too, but there’s a whole sea of people coming online to learn this who have never heard of the Warrior Forum and they’re going to be getting exposure to you and your sig file links or article links through Google IF you take time to create an SEO-empowered title! I think some people rely on their reputation within this forum to get their article read, and it’s not where the big money and traffic lies. It’s in SEO and domination of your niche. Don’t discount long-tail keywords. They add up. And they can make you rich. Tiff
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 02:50:44
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 100
The Value of Using the Warrior Forums New Article Marketing Section We, as marketers, are always looking for ways to boost traffic to our sites, gain an SEO advantage, and gather powerful backlinks to our domains. Allen Says has just given us a very powerful tool to use at our disposal and I can already vouch for the power of a thread from this forum in helping you get top rankings in Google. As many of you know, I often run WSOs and start threads of my own in the main section. Many of my new customers have stated they found me on Google when a Warrior Forum link came up #1. Here are a few examples - go to Scroogle.org and type these phrases in without quotes: depression plr (my WSO is #1) senior health plr (my WSO is #1) self development plr (another WF thread is #1) panic and anxiety plr (my WSO is #1) Anyway you get my point. PLR is my business, so it’s been nice that when my own site can’t achieve the #1 ranking, at least a post on the Warrior Forum CAN. And it’s nice that when someone clicks through on that article, they’re met with my post first – and exposed to the links to my domains in the sig file. This section of the forum is going to be reserved for Internet Marketing content, too – which means those of us in this industry are going to get a narrowed niche directory to pool our content together and create a potent area for Google to view as an authority. If you’re savvy with your article titles (since that goes into the URL of the thread link), you could do some serious damage to your competition. And while the article marketing forum section will be moderated by us as a community, (which is good because we don’t want Google seeing junk), this is a community of basically like-minded marketers, so there’s no heavy-handed editor looking down his nose at you because you’re selling something online. I truly believe that for those of us in this IM niche, the article marketing section is going to overpower EZA easily – and other directories to boot. Not only will these threads get ranked high – they’ll get indexed with lightening speed because Google’s probably left an in-house bot here thanks to all the frequent content. So no waiting to see if and when your content gets picked up. Another perk? No waiting for article approval like you have to do on other article directories (sometimes as much as 11 ridiculous days)! The forum has already lended itself to be a powerhouse for SEO and traffic by accident – just by us posting without much fore-thought – it’s time we set out to deliberately dominate the search engines with keyword-strategic titles and fantastic content that has people bookmarking and sharing and converting from random views into click-throughs and sales! Tiff
  • Date Created: 2016-02-12 04:22:59
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 98
Social Media Posting Guidelines The Social Media sub-forum is about discussion for SOCIAL MEDIA only. 1. This is no place for the following (but not limited to): asking/buying for likes, selling accounts, promoting social media scraping tools, and discussing methods that breach privacy. 2. Search Engine Optimization topics (those belong here.) They would be moved there without prior notice (unless anyone asks). Social Media topics posted on the other sub-forums will be moved here to get better answers/results. 3. Do not attempt to start which Social Media platform is better just to inflate your post count. We have them enough already. Any attempt to post "Which-is-better" or (Social media) vs. (Social Media) will be promptly deleted. If you want to read about them, here are some of the link resources: (In no particular order) Best social media Is Twitter Better Than Facebook ? 7 Best Social Media Ever Facebook Vs Pinterest Which is Best Twitter vs. Tumblr which is better ? Google+ vs Pinterest, which is better? Facebook vs Twitter, which is better ? Best Social Site Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest Linkedin vs Facebook? Which is Better : Instagram or Twitter Facebook vs. All Social Media sites Alternative to Facebook Which One Is More Effective For Marketing? Twitter or Facebook? Tumblr VS Pinterest Google+ va Facebook Is Facebook better than Google+ Which is the best Social media ?? Social Media List Facebook, Twitter Google+ Facebook twitter or instagram 4. If you would like to contribute about social exchange sites, here are link resources: All-In-One: Social Marketing Strategies List of Social Exchange Sites Let's find all Social Bookmarking Sites 5. My advice for newbies that are getting started in SMO (Social Media Optimization) is to take the time to read some of these resources to get a clear idea of what you want to know or what you want to talk about. We hope you'll abide with these guidelines we've made. This thread will be updated from time to time. Enjoy!
  • Date Created: 2016-02-13 03:47:19
  • Reply: 0
  • View: 100

© Copyright Lonare 2015 | FORUM | TERMS AND CONDITIONS Look at our public view of web statistics.