English: Mike Hanbery is a professional speaker and writer on marketing and social media for business. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Importance Of Sales Leads For Business
When it comes to running a business, you are definitely going to need sales leads so you can market your product and services to customers over a period of time. List purchases and acquiring leads through social media outlets are common tactics used to collect valuable leads that allow a business to provide value to their market. An individual may believe that one of these types of lead acquisition methods are more reliable than the other, but in fact, this difference changes from business model to business model. Knowing how each method affects your business should be one of your main priorities as you decide which method to implement.
One of the biggest fears held by most website owners is that any small mistake they make in producing their content or interacting their users will immediately lead to precipitous drop in their ranking at major search engines like Google. And, while it's responsible to avoid these pitfalls and mistakes altogether, it's worth noting that an immediate and mind-blowing drop at the internet's search leader is simply not likely in many cases. Such a theory was proved correct by an SEO firm which recently decided to deliberately destroy a reputable website's search engine rankings. As part of its project to make a first-page result into a last-page afterthought, the company loaded that website up with more than 50,000 undesirable links. This included forum posts, blog comment links, and other links placed into the sidebar for the sole effect of destroying the site's reputation.
You can use Facebook to increase traffic to your blog. With a little effort and ingenuity, you can draw from almost a billion users to give your own website a healthy shot in the arm. Regardless of what you blog about, you can find potential readers and customers on Facebook and route them to your blog. When these visitors arrive, you can convert them into subscribers and paying customers. You have almost unlimited potential when you use Facebook to build your blog, but you need to do more than create a Facebook profile and page to make a difference. The following tips will help bloggers build traffic by leveraging Facebook.
Are you looking for opportunities to help improve your visible presence online? As a blogger, marketer or freelance writer, you are likely to have to contend with a massively over saturated market with too much competition to stand out.
Obviously, you can do things the hard way. You can spend hours every week on Twitter, Google and various blogs looking for guest blogging opportunities - which is more or less the only way a writer can reach the public these days.
Or you can try a simpler way that is called MyBlogGuest.
What Is MyBlogGuest?
The idea is pretty simple. You sign up and bring with you all those posts you want to market to other blogs. When you sign up, you can also sync up your social media profiles (such as Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and others), as well as blogs or websites you own or regularly write for. This helps them determine your “power”, while also promoting you and your sites.
Once you are signed up and your profile is saved, you can get to work. Write great guest articles and upload them. These will all go into the Article Gallery. Once there, blog owners can look and make bids on the piece. They will tell you where and when they will want to post. Immediately, you get to choose the best offer and end up with a high powered link to add to your current sample collection.
During recent years in field of search optimization, there has been a push for SEO strategies to incorporate what is known as social media optimization. Older, more established companies that still go the way of the dinosaur will say that there's no verifiable impact because most social media provides links that are "nofollow" Though it was a relatively small test, the data behind this infographic shows otherwise.
We at TastyPlacement, Inc. decided to conduct a test of six similarly situated websites. While the results are not concrete, the tendencies that each nearly identical website displayed are signs that are trustworthy enough which to take note.
In fact, the results make sense once you take a look at each of them. It makes sense that Google, no matter how sophisticated its algorithms may ever be, will find that the most reliable search results are those which people manually "approve". The basis for Google Plus activity affecting search engine ranking therefore make sense, as does the amount of Google Followers, Facebook promotion and even Twitter tweets.
Many people find themselves extremely busy that they need to employ an assistant, but rather than hire a real person, many people are now turning to the help of virtual assistants.
What is a virtual assistant (VA)?
Virtual assistants are individuals who work from their own home office and are considered an independent contractor. These individuals are not technically an employee of yours, so they have their own equipment and pay their own benefits and business expenses.
What are the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant for your online business?
Since virtual assistants specialize in their area of expertise, you will know that you are hiring an individual with the knowledge to take care of your business. They tend to have a firm grasp on their tasks and can perform well above your expectations. Virtual assistants can usually start the job without needing any training, unless you use a special software or program.
Virtual assistants are also more cost-effective. If you only need the assistant to work part time, you can have them work part time instead of hiring a full time employee. These individuals can also help alleviate your day to day responsibilities so you can spend more time focusing on your business.
Fawkes the Firefox and the Million Dollar Homepage guy (Photo credit: remisser)
With the rise of the online world, there are those individuals who have managed to capitalize on all the opportunities it brings to make their fortunes. Whether you sell Ford Mustang parts and classic Mustang parts, your own artwork or run a blog, you can learn from the lessons of these successful online entrepreneurs and apply them to your business.
Check out these unlikely success stories of online business.
Niche Affiliate Marketing System (NAMS) Workshop 3 (Photo credit: rogercarr)
Promoting affiliate product on your blog and earning good amount of money from it is not easy. It is easier to just place an AdSense code to your blog and start earning per click. However, you can maximize your chance to earn good amount of money from affiliate marketing through your blog, as long as you can keep your marketing hot on your blog. Here are 5 good strategies to keep your blog affiliate marketing hot:
Wordle Cloud of the Internet Marketing Blog - 08/15/08 (Photo credit: DavidErickson)
If you’re considering hiring an internet marketing consultant to help your business succeed in the potentially profitable but highly volatile online market, you need to know a few things first:
- The consultant isn’t a genie in a bottle
- You get what you pay for
- You’re in control
- Traffic isn’t everything
- Internet marketing isn’t evergreen
Have you heard of Klout? If you are a business, or a just a student―it's best to keep your knowledge of different social and business sites up to date. Klout is a start up business founded by two friends in 2008.
The main goal of Klout is to measure the influence that you have (or a company) around the web. There is a score from 1 to 100 based on how well you (or a company) can call people to action. In a nutshell, it is a “credit score” that makes your life better. Instead of looking at who is following you, or how many friends you have, Klout looks at what you do. It looks at your retweets, comments, likes, and how it influences other people. Right now, they only focus on Facebook and Twitter.