After a great summer in New York I’m back to share my latest tips and tools to help make your Internet marketing efforts pay off in the fourth quarter.
After laying low for the past few weeks I am forced to overwhelm you with ‘too much information’.
Yeah, you’ll hear me say that you need to focus on only the important things in order to be successful online (getting traffic, converting traffic, and publishing great content). And yet, today, I’ve got so much damn good information to share with you that I just can’t help myself.
Forgive me, I’m going to ‘free associate’ for a moment…
Many of you have already taken me up on my offer to evaluate your site from a design AND seo standpoint. Thanks for all the positive comments. For those of you who are on the fence, know this: my site evaluations come with a one-on-one phone consultation that is worth many times more than the $297 fee. Jump in; I won’t bite.
Of course, even though I’m very proud of the SEO reports that we produce for you, some of you are very happy with your search engine optimization and I’m happy to share your comments like this one from C. Jones:
“Thank you but I already have an excellent search engine optimization company that markets my website. Check them out! www.seochampion.com”
“Write a high-quality meta description tag for each page of your site. That may not affect ranking but it’ll get more folks to click on your search listing.”
Must Have Tool for Affiliate Marketers
You’ll notice I have a section in the right panel called ‘Affiliate Opportunities’. If you’re looking for good offers to promote and make money from, go no further. Except for this place….
Out of the hundreds of affiliate networks in existence, I’m pretty active with at least a dozen of them. You can imagine how much time it takes me to manage my affiliate marketing activities (finding offers, getting the links/copy/creative, promoting the offers, and, most importantly, tracking results).
Well, I think I’m about to significantly cut down on the time it takes for me to find the best offers out there. Affspy is now in ‘public beta’ so I recommend you register with them to start your search for the best affiliate opportunities (other than the ones I feature 😉
If you sell or market a product or service from your website, I want you to checkout Adimpact.com
Adimpact combines a floating layer technology to getting your popups noticed. I added it to this site because it helps to build my e-mail list (almost 22,000 strong!). If you need to get your message seen, try it out for a month and let me know what you think (add a comment at the end of this post).
Publicity for Your Web Site
Online press releases (creating inbound links) are good for your search engine marketing efforts. Here are three services you must consider:
My monthly stats show that 4.19% of Cool Site of the Day visitors arrived via dialup while only 2.19% of my coolsite.com visitors (a more ‘business’ focused audience) are using yesterday’s technology.
Do You Blog? Do You Firefox or Flock?
Fire up your blogging with Scribefire
Find Great Domain Names
Domain Lookup is a Firefox extension that helps you discover valuable generic domain names while surfing the web.
Just select the text you wish to check and hit the shortcut key. Domain Lookup checks availability at your favorite registrar in a heartbeat.
Try it for a few days — you’ll be hooked too. It’s free forever and takes just sixty seconds to install.
And yet another great Firefox Add-On (for sharing your web pages and blog posts with the most important social media sites): Shareaholic.
Start Your Web Building from Scratch the Easy Way
Looking for an all-in-one, site-brainstorming-and-building-and-hosting-and-marketing, step-by-step system of software tools that delivers thriving, profitable business? Check out SBI!
QuickRibbon is a completely free Web2.0 tool, a website ribbon generator which lets you create a custom ribbon, insert a link in it and place it in the top right corner of your website (you can see it in action on Cool Site of the Day). It will take you less than 5 minutes to generate your own website ribbon with this trendy widget. I recommend using the QuickRibbon tool to attract your site’s visitors attention to new features, announcements, sales, etc.
Finally, thanks to one of my loyal readers, Bob P (he sells candles) who alerted me about Network Solutions and their questionable business practices. If you have any domains registered with Network Solutions, please read this short article including the link to another article (even more offensive) entitled ‘front running‘.
To your success!