Brick and Mortar: Offline Techniques to Drive Traffic to Your Site

Internet marketing, believe it or not, is not just about the Internet. It is not only about tailoring the contents of your site to fit the requirements of search engines, and neither is it simply making a site that has good text content for your customers to keep reading and coming back to. It is not only about making a site that is easy to navigate, with good graphics and animation, or with good videos, software, wallpaper, and other things that are good for downloading. In fact, in this day and age where people are more conscious about the value of human communication, Internet marketing can be more about offline techniques than online techniques. People may be excited about meeting new people online, but they are thrilled no end with meeting these same people offline. There is nothing like personal interaction to get a real relationship going, so if you are planning to drive traffic to your site, you need to take a look at this dimension of human interaction as well. There are many different offline techniques that you can use to push traffic toward your site. You can create forums on your site, complete with moderators. A forum can allow your customers, potential clients, and website visitors to interact with each other. Such a forum can be a good place for people with the same interests to meet, hook up, help each other, and simply be good friends both online and offline. With the help of moderators, you can help people meet each other and give each other tips. These forums can be a start for offline meetings, which are often referred to, formally, as eye-balls, or EBs. An EB can be officially organized for your forum participants and members, and it can feature your products and services, and some free things that your participants and members might like. These free things can have your URL or your company name on them, which can turn your participants and members into instant advertisers for your company and website. Another offline method would be seminar organizing. You can organize a seminar around a topic that is related to your product, service, website, or company. This seminar can be for your forum participants, or it can be for professionals, or it can even be for government officials. Whatever the case, you need to carry out some viral marketing and get your name out there. If you think that organizing a seminar might be too much work, then you can also sponsor a seminar that is related to your website, products, services, or brand. If you do sponsor such a seminar, be sure to have things to give away, such as brochures, free product samples, or coupons. You can also have advertisements at the seminar site, such as banners, posters, or flyers. Another method is to advertise in print, such as in magazines or newsletters that are related to your website. Although this can be costly, it can be a good investment if you are investing for space in magazines or newsletters that have a wide readership. Just be sure to negotiate prices with the ad agent, and be sure to provide an ad that is attractive and uses its space efficiently. These are only a few offline methods that you can use when you are considering marketing for your website. With more technology, as well as a bigger budget on your part, you can probably have more profits in the long run. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout the Auto Affiliate Program -> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro/

Earning Your Popularity Through Social Media: Can It Truly Drive Traffic to Your Website?

So social media can drive traffic to a website. It’s not a big secret. However, not everyone who tries this method succeeds. There are certain techniques that get lost in the excitement of a first appearance in a social media site. And therein lies the problem. With hope, strategy can get pushed in the sidelines. To find out how social media can drive traffic to a website, it’s important that the nature of these sites are understood. What are social media and how do they work? Social media, by definition, encompasses a wide range of activities. In general, though, these are forms of communication and promotion that uses means of connection and display using different types of social groups. In the internet, these groups can include message boards, forums, blogs, video, audio, podcasts, images and wikis. Social media can appear as blogs, e-mails, instant messaging, VoIP, vlogs and other sharing functions. They can be used for a variety of functions, such as for reference, image sharing, virtual reality, social networking and file sharing. Some examples of social media sites are Google, MySpace, Digg, Del.icio.us, Wikipedia, YouTube, Flickr and Second Life. As you can see, social media varies and while their purposes may seem similar, no two always have the same functions. Google, for example, may be used to look for and view videos but it is still not utilized in the same manner as YouTube. So how do social media drive traffic to a website? There are several ways social media can drive traffic to a website. These include: Exposure A website that makes an appearance in social media is not guaranteed instant popularity but it has the potential to grab attention and drive traffic its way. Let’s say a website selling photographic images submits one of its images to a social media site like Flickr. Provided the image is tagged using targeted and relevant keywords and offer enough quality, it can find its own audience there. If the website owner provided a backlink to the website where the image is sourced, viewers will find their way there through the image. Using just a few strategically placed text or button links, a simple image can drive traffic to a website by getting viewed from a social media site. Popularity Social media are known for making superstars of websites and the personalities behind them. Just review the kind of hype people who appeared in videos through YouTube have received. By giving a website a boost and a chance to shine, social media can be used to effectively drive traffic to this site. As more people get to view it, vote for it and recommend it, a website can begin enjoying a surge in popularity. It shouldn?t be long until it starts enjoying a good number of hits. Relevance Another way social media can drive traffic to a website is by allowing it to appear due to relevance. Google, for example, lists websites and web pages depending on their relevance. A simple keyword search may produce numerous entries (some even reaching the millions mark), depending on the subject. Since web pages are displayed according to their importance, all a website owner has to do is to ensure that their page appears on the first page of the results list. A semblance of reliability and respectability Social media can be quite finicky but it can also be exclusive and protective. People will often gang up on a web page or website that doesn?t deliver on its promise. Conversely, they will also tirelessly promote a website that they like, without even getting paid for it. Once a website receives the approval from members of a social media, it would have earned respect. Since the site will be viewed as trustworthy and dependable, it’s only a matter of time before this results to a good amount of traffic, majority of whom will be a targeted audience. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout the Autopilot Affilate Program –> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro/

Earning Your Popularity Through Social Media: Can It Truly Drive Traffic to Your Website?

So social media can drive traffic to a website. It’s not a big secret. However, not everyone who tries this method succeeds. There are certain techniques that get lost in the excitement of a first appearance in a social media site. And therein lies the problem. With hope, strategy can get pushed in the sidelines. To find out how social media can drive traffic to a website, it’s important that the nature of these sites are understood. What are social media and how do they work? Social media, by definition, encompasses a wide range of activities. In general, though, these are forms of communication and promotion that uses means of connection and display using different types of social groups. In the internet, these groups can include message boards, forums, blogs, video, audio, podcasts, images and wikis. Social media can appear as blogs, e-mails, instant messaging, VoIP, vlogs and other sharing functions. They can be used for a variety of functions, such as for reference, image sharing, virtual reality, social networking and file sharing. Some examples of social media sites are Google, MySpace, Digg, Del.icio.us, Wikipedia, YouTube, Flickr and Second Life. As you can see, social media varies and while their purposes may seem similar, no two always have the same functions. Google, for example, may be used to look for and view videos but it is still not utilized in the same manner as YouTube. So how do social media drive traffic to a website? There are several ways social media can drive traffic to a website. These include: Exposure A website that makes an appearance in social media is not guaranteed instant popularity but it has the potential to grab attention and drive traffic its way. Let’s say a website selling photographic images submits one of its images to a social media site like Flickr. Provided the image is tagged using targeted and relevant keywords and offer enough quality, it can find its own audience there. If the website owner provided a backlink to the website where the image is sourced, viewers will find their way there through the image. Using just a few strategically placed text or button links, a simple image can drive traffic to a website by getting viewed from a social media site. Popularity Social media are known for making superstars of websites and the personalities behind them. Just review the kind of hype people who appeared in videos through YouTube have received. By giving a website a boost and a chance to shine, social media can be used to effectively drive traffic to this site. As more people get to view it, vote for it and recommend it, a website can begin enjoying a surge in popularity. It shouldn?t be long until it starts enjoying a good number of hits. Relevance Another way social media can drive traffic to a website is by allowing it to appear due to relevance. Google, for example, lists websites and web pages depending on their relevance. A simple keyword search may produce numerous entries (some even reaching the millions mark), depending on the subject. Since web pages are displayed according to their importance, all a website owner has to do is to ensure that their page appears on the first page of the results list. A semblance of reliability and respectability Social media can be quite finicky but it can also be exclusive and protective. People will often gang up on a web page or website that doesn?t deliver on its promise. Conversely, they will also tirelessly promote a website that they like, without even getting paid for it. Once a website receives the approval from members of a social media, it would have earned respect. Since the site will be viewed as trustworthy and dependable, it’s only a matter of time before this results to a good amount of traffic, majority of whom will be a targeted audience. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout the Auto Affiliate Program -> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro/.

Dear Diary Getting Traffic Through Blog Marketing

In this world of the Web 2.0 paradigm, everyone and anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection can use them to express themselves. There are people who upload videos onto free websites, and thereby become famous because of their antics or their technical prowess. There are people who post their opinions on forums, and thereby become famous as well because of their logic and opinion skills. And there are people who keep online diaries, and who use the blogging phenomenon in order to earn money, be famous online, and show off all their skills, whether technical, visual, or literary. Blogging is a general term for keeping a regular set of chronicles online, all of which can be archived according to date, and classified according to content. This means that essentially, the process of blogging is comprised of managing content. Blogging can be used to keep archives of a person?s artwork. It can be used to keep an online diary which may contain prose entries, essays, opinion pieces, poems, parts of a novel, reviews, or other contents that might be useful or entertaining to blog readers. Not all blogs, however, earn the traffic that they deserve, simply because some blog owners believe that their blogs will be picked up immediately by search engines and will earn them fame even if they do little or no marketing. This misconception has resulted in many good blogs? disappearance. Blogs, because of their content, are prospectively good sources of marketing. You can in fact get traffic into your site because of a blog. This is because people can easily browse through blog entries and look through archives; and because most blog entries are classified under a certain title or topic, your visitors can easily find what they are looking for without having to go through page after page of text. If you are looking for marketing strategies for your site, turn to the two side of blog marketing: you can make your own blog and link other blogs, and you can post opinions on other blogs giving a link to your blog. The key is to make yourself visible, but in doing so, you have to make yourself useful. Nothing turns people off online more than someone who is being visible for the sake of being seen. Have a blog on your site, or software that resembles the content management system reminiscent of a blog. Your blog can contain entries on issues relevant not only to your business, but to your prospective customers. You can also blog about tips that your customers might need in order to use your products and services better, or to have better lives, in general. The more useful your blog is, the more visitors you will have. Don?t forget to post your URL in other blogs that are of the same nature as yours, and do so as you post useful opinions on these blogs. Link these blogs, moreover, in your blog site, especially those that can also be useful to your customers. You may also want to enroll in an affiliate program, in which you can have advertisements on your site that your visitors can click on. Once they click on these advertisements, you get commissions. This is only one way that your blog can make money, and that your site can get visitors. If you are able to utilize the power of the blog to your advantage, then you will be able to be more visible, and useful, online.

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Everything Good Can be Free, Too: Methods to Drive Traffic to a Website

The act of making a website and the process of maintaining one can be a lot of hard work, and it can cost a lot of money. When a website is first conceived, designers and writers come together, consult with marketing strategists, and plan out a website that is easy to navigate, calming to the eyes, exciting to the senses, and food for the brain. In other words, the best websites have to be a breeze to go through, visually stimulating, and filled with great content. Without these elements, a website will not be profitable, and it might even be considered useless. Even the best laid plans, however, cannot easily drive traffic to a website, and it is this traffic that spells the longevity of a site. People have to keep on visiting a website in order for it to prosper, but even then, visits are not enough. People have to translate their visits into profitable activity, say by clicking on ads and giving the website owners commissions; or by downloading software from the site, or by buying products or services from the website. Moreover, people have to spend a long time on a site, exploring it, reading through its contents, and looking at it from every angle. Traffic, therefore, is not all about website hopping: it is staying at a site and translating visits into money. The main aim, therefore, of website owners, is to not only create a site, but to drive traffic to the website and have as many visitors as possible. Thankfully, there are free techniques that can allow traffic to move past other websites and into the website of interest. All these techniques need is a bit of web savvy and a lot of people skills. The Paradigm of Web 2.0 is all about social networks, and this entails the fact that people now interact with each other more ? and not just through email. There are social networks online where you can make new friends and stay in touch with old ones. There are forums and groups where you can post your opinions for all to see. Now imagine, if you could use these networks and post your URL for people to see, then how many visits might you get? All you need to do is to join these networks, which are most often free, and join a forum or group that contains members of your target market. There are also free video posting sites online. Sites such as YouTube will allow you to post your videos for free, so if you have an advertisement that might be exciting and entertaining to web users, add it in video format to your free YouTube account. If you like, you can even make videos about tips and tricks that are related to your products and services, and then put your URL up for your video viewers to see. Another free way to direct money to your site is to make your URL as visible as possible, say through email or ezines, also known as electronic magazines. When sending out emails, attach your URL; better yet, pick a select group of your target market to send an email campaign to. Offer incentives for bringing in more customers. This may not sound like it?s free, but any incentive is also a great investment for your company?s longevity in the long run. These are only a few free ways by which you can redirect traffic to go to your website. The key is to know your market well, and to meet its constantly changing needs and desires. If you are able to tap into your market, and if you are able to identify immediately who your target market is and what its needs are, you will be able to earn more from your online endeavors. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout the Auto Affilate Program -> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro

Corporate Internet Marketing Strategy-Internet Marketing Not As New As Some Believe

There is a lot of attention being paid to the world of internet marketing, but it isn’t as new as some media outlets would like us to believe. Having a corporate internet marketing strategy is more important than ever, and not having one could be costing your business a lot of money. It’s easy to get confused with all of the information floating around on the topic, but let’s try to clear some of it up so you can take advantage of all the internet has to offer you and your business. "Why are you in business?" "To make money!" That’s all there is to it, right. After all, you wouldn’t be in business if you weren’t planning on making money. While that would be one of the reasons you are business, it’s not actually what will make you money. Your customers don’t care about your desire to make money; if they did, they would just give you money without you giving them anything in return. That simply doesn’t happen in the real world. Your corporate internet marketing strategy has to be based on what your customers want, not what you want. To be more specific, your strategy needs to highlight the benefits to your customer (what they want) so you can generate higher profits (what you want). Before you can give them what they want, you need to know who your ideal customers are and what it is that they really want. The cool thing is that the internet is an ideal way to get your marketing message out there, and it can be done for a relatively low investment when compared to traditional advertising. Of course you should also include traditional media in your marketing campaigns, but be sure they complement your online marketing and vice-versa. Internet marketing covers everything you do online that could be even remotely associated with your business. A comment on a message board, a blog post, an update to your personal Facebook page, anything, anywhere will all add to the public perception of you and your business. That doesn’t mean you should be afraid to have an online presence, but it does mean that you should carefully consider everything you say and do online. There may have been a time when a business, any business, could gain a foothold in the market by simply having a website, but those days are long gone. However, if you don’t have a website and a full corporate internet marketing strategy then you are losing ground to your competition. Speaking of competition, it has changed, too. It used to be that you knew who your competition was and that they were of the same relative size as your business. Today, your competition could be a single person with little more than an internet connection. It’s debatable whether there was ever time when you didn’t need an online strategy, but there is no doubt that you now need a corporate internet marketing strategy if you wish to have a successful business. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Check out Auto Affiliate program -> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro

8 Tips on How to Use Free Ebooks to Drive Enormous Traffic to Your Website

Creating your own ebook is not an easy task but consider creating one for free nonetheless. It may seem like an act of insane generosity at first glance but there?s a method to this madness. With the right techniques, one free ebook can help drive enormous traffic to your site. Tip #1 Be sure you are using the right keywords for your website. The keywords ?free ebooks? are among the most powerful generators of website traffic. People love to get things for free and if they find out you?re offering a free ebook in your website, they?ll definitely come and visit. Once they get there, it?s up to you to make the most out of their visit. Tip #2 Set conditions for people to comply with before you let them download your free ebook. It doesn?t mean you?re making it harder for them, but rather, you?re just maximizing on the opportunity provided by your free ebook. You may, for instance, require them to provide you with your email address before they can download the ebook. You must of course be honest with what you?d do about it. Be clear that you will only use their email address to contact them about updates on your website and that you won?t share their information with other parties. Tip #3 Establish short-term agreements with other ebook authors. You can write a review for them on your website, with the said review containing a link to their website and vice versa. It?s all about give and take! Tip #4 Promote your ebook in all possible places. You can talk about it in forums you frequently visit and participate in, blogs you commonly visit, other websites you can submit entries to, and anywhere else that gives you adequate space to talk about your free ebook. Tip #5 Change the signature in your email to one that will invite readers to visit your website so they can avail of your free-ebook offer. Because you?re offering something for free, people are more likely to respond to it than any other invitation that does not mention those two magical words: free ebook. Secondly, using it as your signature will eliminate the possibility that you?ll forget to include the invitation in your email. It will always be there because the signature is part of your email template! Do the same with any other systems that require use of signatures. Tip #6 One part of your ebook should contain an interesting anecdote as well as a link to your website. This must also contain essential information about the main topic of your ebook. Use this as an excerpt. People who read it will not only have a taste of your free ebook but also get to see the link to your website. Tip #7 Insert the URL of your website in all possible places of your ebook. This should be done without destroying the coherence and flow of your writing. You want readers to remember that you have a site they can visit to without making it so obvious! Tip #8 Create podcast discussions about your free ebook offer and of course don?t forget to mention your website link. Create the video version and upload it in You Tube. Follow all eight tips and you?re sure to find the traffic to your website soaring high! John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout the auto affiliates profit program – > http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro

Wp and Guide to Working Securely

WordPress Marketing Security Tips Against Cyber Intruders It is true WordPress marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools available on the internet today, but it can be abused. What is even better, is against popular belief, WordPress can be used for more than just blogging. You can even create your own website through WordPress. When you are using your WordPress Marketing software, however, there are a few security measures that you should be aware of or you can risk being deleted from the Google search engine. 1. Plugins: You need to be sure that you check all plugins before you add them to your site. A lot of the third party plugins sometimes are created by untrustworthy people. They create them in an effort to steal your blog or site. Some of these plugins have also already been banned from Goggle, for your protection and if Google sees that you are using them they will delete your site from their search engine as well. 2. Recent Version: Make sure that you are using a recent version of WordPress. This is due to the fact that every software has bugs or errors that are corrected each time a new version is released. When you use the latest version of WordPress you are avoiding these issues. You need to understand though that even the most recent versions can have errors; so you need to be careful. A good practice to get into is before you download the most recent version do some research. Look for possible problems that others have encountered. If there seems to be a lot of problems do not download it till they have the issues resolved. 3. Admin Account: All hackers know that WordPress has a user admin feature. This feature will allow you to do just about any administrative job available on the WordPress software. Slow these would be hackers down by removing your admin feature. Instead create a WordPress admin privileges by using the administration feature. After you have done this then you will need to log out of WordPress and log back in. Then you should delete the admin user. The new admin user should be different from your original one. 4. Password Protect: You need to be sure that you password protect your WordPress software the minute you install it. This will give you an extra layer of protection against would be hackers. Please note though if you have a weak password the hackers can still break through so come up with one that contains a combination of both numbers and letters. The harder you make the password, the less chance the hacker has of gaining access to your WordPress site. 5. Rename Your Database Tables: Hackers who attack your site will need access to the database table names. The WordPress Marketing software allows you to change your table names in order to prevent these would be hackers from attacking your tables. These are just a few of the security measures, which you can use to prevent your WordPress from getting banned from Google; when you are hacked. There are many others available and you can find them by typing in security for WordPress into any search engine. Practicing these steps now can save you a lot of trouble and money later. WordPress Plugin How To Guide And You A wordpress plugin how to guide can easily be found on the internet. For those who don?t know, WordPress is a powerful open source tool or application that allows for easy and heavily customizable blogging. Essentially, it offers a blogger a series of templates or pre-set layouts that they can use in their blog. Each and every template can be changed or manipulated to serve both the user?s needs and tastes and is easily understood with some work. Some settings don?t even require knowledge of HTML, making it the ideal tool for the beginner. Now, the way WordPress is designed also allows people to create plug-ins or add-ons that can greatly improve the interface or give you even more control over how your blog looks and performs. These plug-ins can make an already heavily customizable blog into a dream, where-in you can shape it into just about anything you want. Need some simple "wordpress plugin how to" help? In order to use a plugin, you simply have to download, unzip and upload it to your server under the public_html/yourblogdirectory/wp-content/plugins directory. Then you log into your blog and activate the plugin from there. There are a number of fantastic WordPress plug-ins out there that can give your blog the extra edge that it needs to be one of the best. Once you learn the wordpress plugin how to basics you can begin taking advantage of them. The post-by-post comment system is one of the most important systems available. It allows the blogger to create banter with their viewers and between the viewers themselves. Some plug-ins look into both monitoring, controlling and easing the commenting. A plug-in, Comment Relish, is a plug-in that actually sends an email to first time commenters who give their email. Another WordPress plug-in offers bragging rights and proof and loyalty by putting in a system that is on forums into the comments page, showing the number of posts beside their name. There are also a number of WordPress plug-ins designed to combat the growing number of spammers present on the internet. Bad behavior and Defensio are only two of the many plug-ins that make sure that you bandwidth isn?t wasted by a spammer looking to cause some trouble or spread a virus. Still other add-ons look into making navigation easier for viewers. Having an easily navigated blog can draw in visitors looking to catch up on all the entries or those who are simply looking for one of their favorites. Random Redirect is one that actually allows viewers to randomly view one of your many entries, while Popularity Contest is an add-on that can actually show people which of your entries is the most popular for a variety of reasons. No matter what add-ons you have, at the end of the day it?s the quality of your writing or topics that will really get your readership hooked. You need to know your stuff and you need to be able to write to run a successful blog ? making it easy on the eyes and offering neat options for your readers is icing on the cake that is your writing. Hopefully, this wordpress plugin how to guide has helped you realize just how far you can go with a simple, personal blog. How to Install Your WordPress Theme Installing a WordPress theme is easy to do and can be done many times through the life of your blog. It is also fun to do and can be addicting. The best part about it is that many of the themes you can use are free so you can change the look of your site as often as you want to try and find that perfect look for your blog. There are many places that you can go to download a theme for free. You can look for them usually in a few different formats. There are three major types of themes available to you to get your free blog looking like a professionally designed website or weblog. They can be found in basic themes, advanced themes, and widget-friendly themes. Basic themes are the standard types of themes. They are the easiest to use and great for those new to web design. The templates are all very attractive and although you might be a bit limited as to what you can do. You will still find it easy to get it looking as sharp as you want. Advanced themes are a bit more difficult to figure out for the new person but it is a great second step in learning about how to use website templates. Website design is made easy when you learn more about this type of theme. You have more options but it can be a bit complicated to figure them out. The widget-friendly themes are ones that enable you to make use of the various WordPress widgets made available to you that can help your new knowledge of website design be taken to a new level. WordPress widgets are things that you can put into your weblogs sidebar to make your website more interactive for those visiting your blog. The great thing about them is that you don’t really have to know much of anything about how they work. All you do is plug the thing in to your free blog and let it go. You will be surprised to find out how much more attractive your page can be once you learn how to install this into your WordPress theme. After you have gone to one of the free WordPress theme sites and selected the one you want just follow the instructions on the page to download it. Once it is downloaded to your computer you can extract the theme and then upload the directory and all the other files to your wp-content/themes folder. Once you have uploaded it you can hit the presentations button to see a preview. On that preview, after you have seen that it looks just like you hoped it would, hit the image to activate. Play around with the admin area. Once you have done this you will find more easy ways to customize your very own website and will learn how to build more complicated websites. It may seem difficult to build a web presence for yourself but once you learn how to install your WordPress theme you will find it a much easier endeavor. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout affliate program on autopilot -> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/autoaffpro.hop/

Tools That You Can Use To Make Your Twitter Page More Interactive And Successful

Whether you want to generate more traffic to your site or you want to increase your social relationships, Twitting is a fun and exciting activity that you can quickly master and use to achieve your goals. We already know that Twitter keeps people connected at all times. Some people send tweets regularly (every day) and others only a few times a week. Since you are planning on using Twitter to build your IM business the latter is the best option for you. That leads us to our first tool, Future Tweets. This works great if you aren?t able to send important tweets because you have other commitments. It only takes a few minutes to set up and you can use to automatically post your prepared tweets. It is very important that you don?t use this tool to auto spam your account with worthless information and constant offers. That will only lose you followers. Here is an example of proper ways to use this tool would be to remind your followers of upcoming seminars or meetings, maybe even let them know about products and offers to help build a buzz. You can find out more about Future Tweets here: http://futuretweets.com Sharing pictures and product images is also possible with Twitter by using the tool Twitpic. When you make new contacts there may come a time when you want to share some of your pictures with them so that they can get to know you and your business better. Once you?ve created your Twitpic account you can upload your pictures and quickly post them on Twitter. Another great thing about this tool is that it is also compatible with mobile devices which make it easier to share pictures from your mobile device. You can find out more about Twitpic here: http://twitpic.com If you are using WordPress for your blog, there are quite a few tools that you can use to automate your Twitter activities from inside your dashboard including: TweetThis plug-in – It will encourage your visitors to tweet your blog post. TweetThis also adds a Twitter link in every blog post you create plus gives you the ability to shorten your blog post URL to fit the 140-character limit. TweetMeme button – Helps other people to easily retweet your post on Twitter and it also shows a count of how many times your blog post has been retweeted. Twitter Tools – This plug-in integrates your blog with Twitter by pulling all your tweets into the side bar of your blog. You can also use it to post new tweets from inside your WordPress blog. You can find these and a whole slew of other tools specifically for wordpress by doing a search for " Twitter WordPress plug-in" Now let’s talk about Twollo. It is another Twitter tool that you can use to find people you want to follow. Just type in the subject or topic that interests you and the tool will find people who are talking about the same thing and automatically follows them for you. And the list goes on. I could literally list hundreds of tools that work with Twitter for you, but then we would be stuck on this lesson for days, so instead I am going to suggest that you do a little home work after you are done reading this lesson. All you have to do is open up your favorite search engine and do a search for "Twitter tools, plug ins and add-ons" you will find more that enough to meet your needs. You can narrow your search even more if you are looking for something more specific. For instance I did a search for "Twitter tools business" while I was writing this lesson and came across some that I didn’t know about. Before we close this lesson I do want to tell you about one more tool that you can use to find out who you are following that isn’t following you back. It’s Tweepler and all you have to do is type in your Twitter username and password and it will give you detailed list of who is following you and who you are following. It also has a very nice point and click interface, so that you can quickly sort through your peeps. It does take it a few minutes to populate the list but it is well worth the wait. You can find it here: http://tweepler.com So, go do your homework and find some Twitter Tools that will work in your niche and start using them to make new contacts, automate your posts and promote your site even better with Twitter! John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Check out Auto Affiliate program ===> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/AutoAffPRO . Check out Google Sniper w/ a nice bonus offer –> Check out Google Sniper 3.0 -> http://www.InstantComputerBiz.com/?rd=jm5SZ09d.

Generate Competitive Affiliate Marketing Campaigns With These Suggestions

The business of affiliate marketing doesn’t only deal with one type of marketing. You will not always be earning a single commission from a single sell. Pay attention to this article and learn some of the finer points of becoming an affiliate, so that you can better succeed in this highly competitive marketplace. If you plan to have reviews of several products at your site then consider putting them all on one page. Why? Well, quite obviously, it gives all of your visitors a chance to see your other offerings should he not be interested in the one you directed him to. When writing copy for affiliate marketing advertising, make it easy for your reader to draw out the information they want. Avoid complicated terms or technical jargon, keep your paragraphs short, and use bullet points whenever possible. Readers are more likely to scan your review quickly and make a decision than they are to read through a lengthy article. If you are experiencing great success with the affiliate marketing programs you have joined, be sure to contact your partner vendors and inquire about leveraging your rewards. Your partners appreciate the business you bring them, and once you have proven your capabilities you are entitled to ask them about earning greater profits. Creating eBooks or viral reports is a great way to build up a strong base as an affiliate marketer. The more information you’re willing to offer on any product or service, the more legitimate you will appear in the eyes of a potential customer. As long as you’re willing to invest the time here, you can get great results. To increase the success of your affiliate marketing, hold out for a product with a generous commission, somewhere between 20 to 50 percent of the profit after sale. Companies who offer such commissions understand the importance of the new customers that you will refer to them, and will pay you accordingly. Be a specialist. Find something you love and create your website or blog around it. You are not the only person interested in such a thing. Link up to relevant affiliates, from sites you would like to buy from. Doing this will ensure that your customers match your base, and will increase your sales. When choosing a topic for your affiliate marketing-driven website, pick something that appeals to the broadest audience. For example, everyone asks "how do I" or "how can I" all the time, so a website offering articles with advice on completing a variety of projects will reach the broadest audience. You can also specify that it’s home repairs, upgrades or organic recipes for food and cleaning supplies, to catch an audience more specific to the affiliate marketing links you may be using. You will need to know your target audience when putting affiliate marketing material on your site. Know why they are coming to your website and what it is that they are looking for there. If you don’t capture their interest quickly, they will leave the site without participating in anything. Make sure that you are ready to commit time and resources to your affiliate marketing program. Success will not come overnight. You need to be in the mindset that success will probably come slowly at first, and that only through hard work and dedication will your business reach the level of success that you want. As you’ve just learned throughout this article, a lot of the tips and tactics of affiliate marketing are very easy to comprehend and are the same bits of wisdom regular business people have been using for decades. The difference, of course, is how you put this information into action. It’s not enough to know; you have to show. John Silva is the Owner of http://InstantComputerBiz.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. Checkout the Auto Affiliate Program –> http://InstantComputerBiz.com/AutoAffiliatePro Check out Google Sniper 3.0 -> http://www.InstantComputerBiz.com/?rd=jm5SZ09d