Getting Facebook likes is all the chatter these days as more and more people use Facebook as a form of marketing. There seems to be a new method almost every day on how to get more likes on your company Facebook page, but all it is really about is exposure.
One way to get exposure is to find articles and blogs that use Facebook as a commenting system. By using the Facebook tools, these companies have made it possible so readers can comment on their pages without starting an account on their blogs. This makes it easier for the members to leave comments.
While I’m not so sure this is a great idea for your blog as these members are not leaving important information on your site for your list efforts, it is a great way for you to promote your Facebook page. People will see your name and if it looks interesting enough to them then they will click on your name which, depending on who you are logged in as, will lead to either your personal Facebook page or your fan page. If your page is interesting enough, then it will lead to more Facebook Likes.
Places that I’ve found that use the Facebook comment system include wired.com and a few news stations scattered around the Internet. I know there are many more as I have commented on some. Just drop by a few of these places every day and leave messages using your Facebook page and you should get people clicking on your page which ultimately end up at your website.
Are you blogging doom and gloom every day and turning people away from your blog because you’re so negative? I admit, it’s fun to read the blogs where you find out this rumor or that rumor, but if you’re blog is to bring in people for business then telling people how bad the world is at the moment isn’t going to help them.
Of course, telling them that someday their need is so great that having a business of their own can fix their problems is fine, but it needs to be done a certain way that you aren’t making them feel like their is no hope left in the world because nothing else is going right. Make them feel important and great about their lives. Make them want to write about how wonderful they’re going to be and how wonderful they are.
Make your readers feel good!
Do you really think you can make money in your sleep? I think you can. In fact, I KNOW you can because I do. Really, all it takes is a bit of work, positive focus, and motivation.
See, if you have been marketing on the Internet for some time already but you don’t have a blog going then you’re really missing out. I see countless amounts of people who continue to post affiliate links to forums and other places for their affiliate product yet that’s all they do. While I’m sure that people in the forums do click on these links, I know these marketers are missing out on even more traffic to their programs. Read more
Ecommerce is a booming market that is fattening the wallets of countless eager business entrepreneurs. However, it is also a misunderstood entity to many established retail store owners, and unfortunately, that misunderstanding is hampering the productivity of retail business. Whether retailers like it or not, ecommerce looms large over the traditional ways of doing brick and mortar business, and retail store owners would best be served by an increase in knowledge and awareness, and a decrease in ecommerce anxiety. Why are retail store scared of ecommerce? Here are some things to consider:
Ecommerce requires an investment. And this not only means a monetary investment. Adapting a retail business to the world of ecommerce requires a considerable investment of time and know-how. Business owners that don’t have the money, time, or expertise to devote to growing an ecommerce presence will have to either figure out how to work it in or hire someone else to do it, which means they are naturally unlikely to be eager to jump on the ecommerce bandwagon.
Perceived competition between the two entities. Many retail business owners mistakenly believe that an ecommerce store will somehow compete with a storefront, as if patrons who frequent the brick and mortar store will suddenly drop off the radar because they are glued to their computer screens. However, this is not the case. An ecommerce store can actually go a long way in boosting in-store sales in a number of exciting, and mostly unexpected, ways.
Fear of change and the unknown. This is only natural. Many people are afraid of change. Change brings the unknown, and it means adjusting to a learning curve. Retail business owners have a difficult enough time as it is just maintaining a storefront and ensuring profitability. Branching into ecommerce understandably feels like a scary new frontier.
They want to stay local. It is a common belief among retail business owners that cater to a local population that an Internet presence is simply not needed. Retailers who want to stay local may question the feasibility and practicality of branching into ecommerce.
Although all of these fears are perfectly understandable and, in many cases, expected, they are not necessarily conducive to good business. The simple truth is that today’s shopper prefers having the option of accessing certain conveniences through the Internet and that you, as a retail store owner, have the capability to provide your customers with those conveniences, in the process improving your business. Don’t let fear hold you back from being the best retailer you can be. Explore ecommerce and what it can do for you, and find where you fit in–sooner rather than later.
About the Author: Blaine Journell loves his ecommerce store and knows he’ll never compete with big businesses. You can find more templates here if you’d like to find a simple solution for your own site.
What? You didn’t watch Grimm tonight? Well here is the last episode of last season to get your ready. I’ll be posting tonight’s episode later on. Oh don’t worry, it’s all legal ;)
Ais a webpage that collects information from a reader in exchange for a free product or access to a website. Squeeze pages usually consist of one or more of the following pages:
- main page: the page that collects the information and offers the product.
- terms of service: the terms of service to use the site.
- contact page: a page where the reader can contact the owner.
The main page of theis usually the one the read sees first. This page is used to sell whatever product or service is being introduced to the reader and used to collect information such as an email address and a first name.
This page should be simple. This isn’t used for branding or spreading too much information except what the reader will receive if she fills out the form.
The main page should have a catchy question in an eye catching font and font color. I like to use red or pink. This should be centered and place below a logo or a picture of something else that is rather large and catchy. Maybe a beach with palm trees or a $ sign. Something that draws attention so the reader catches the dream then moves down to the next biggest, most colorful item which will be the red text.
The next item on the page should be a catchy phrase in smaller black text, centered.
The next part may contain a video or a picture of what you’re offering as well as bullet points of how this product can help you. It’s best to have a free product to grab attention and then offer a bigger version or different product once the capture page grabs the information.
The bullet points can offer information in the free products and why it’s so important to get it.
Then add the form. The best forms, email collection tools, autoresponders, and mail management lists I have found are from. You can get a free trial from for $1.00 for a whole month and if you’re not satisfied then you can cancel the service.
Once the user have filled in the information, thecollects the information and either sends the free product directly or points to the page where the product can be downloaded. This is where you decide what to offer next or to have your autoresponder offer the next item.
You can create your own squeeze pages using HTML and the aweber form or there are services out there that can create them for you.helps you make a squeeze page from WordPress and for many that will be the easiest way to put one together.
However you decide to put together your squeeze page, know that using one helps you stay in contact with your readers which is one of the most important parts of Internet marketing.
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