Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

Donna asks…

Where do I find market information about Peru concerning investment in advertising?

Where can I find data and market information about Peru concerning investment in each kind of advertising media (television, radio, press, internet, direct mail, etc.)

barry0912 answers:

There is a news paper in most Peruvian cities called Rueda de Negocios. I found this answer at http://lighttravelguide.com/forum.php?pq=El+Comercio

Sandra asks…

can a pc work without internet explorer and just use mozilla firefox?

barry0912 answers:

My PC doesn’t have Internet Explorer, or Windows Explorer, and I’ll bet it’s better than your PC 😉

It looks like just about everyone else on here is telling lies – I didn’t remove Internet Explorer, I never had it. My PC works without Internet Explorer – but I don’t JUST use Mozilla Firefox. I do use it a lot, and love that I can have ‘profiles’ set up.

I use Mozilla Firefox, I use Opera, I use Epiphany (lightweight gecko browser, same engine firefox but lighter browser) and Midori (webkit, like Safari) – and also I like Seamonkey, which is an ‘internet suite’ unlike browsers – it includes many features, like an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools

Your question sounds a little like people who think that there is either Mac, which must only run Mac OSX, or PC which (in the Evangelist Microsoft campaign, must only run Microsoft).

Microsoft also launched campaigns to brainwash people, they pay many people to post on forums, and sites like Answers, in order to control thinking. The only reason they believe that Vista failed is that the people talked it down in forums.

Windows 7 is amazingly more successful – but in the words of an ex-Microsoft Evangelist (one of the guys who ran the campaign) “lets be real, Windows 7 is just Vista with a polished UI tweaks and *much* better marketing.”

Microsoft published on their own site, a complaint (relating to Internet Explorer not working with many internet sites because (in their words) the developers couldn’t take a few minutes to set up their site properley. Those sites included Windows Live, MSN sites, and included no less than 8 Microsoft hosted sites!!! Amazing!!! Yet news like this generally gets hidden, people generally get evangelistic about whatever Operating System they’re running (even though they might have many problems and hate it… Better the devil you know?)

If you have a PC and want to get away from the crap, then find something better, something free, or just an alternative for internet.

I use XP, it runs games on my system and has ACDSee Pro2, and several games. I disabled internet, and removed all of the security junk software also… So it now runs well.

When I am doing anything else (other than downloading 300 5MP pictures and adjusting them from my camera – and playing games) I boot to another Operating System.

Right now, I’m trying out Crunchbang Linux – wow, it’s amazingly fast after XP, but it’s a little basic. I prefer ubuntu for everything else. It’s great for net, it’s great for Office (free) it’s great for photo editing, making DVD’s, editing music, creating CD’s, well – whatever you wanna do, it’s great.

Sure, use Mozilla and avoid Internet Explorer. Better still, avoid Microsoft and their unfair business practices altogether. I’m amazed that any Christian can justify working to support such a Corporation!!! Show signs of charity for a few African Schools – when they could really give Free PC’s with really free software – and Ubuntu is better for kids than Windows ever could be!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Strategies

Donna asks…

Marketing Timeline?

Could some of you internet business owners tell me how you started your business, your marketing timeline? What did you do first and then after you got started. Press release? Media? SEO work?

barry0912 answers:

Marketing is a continuous everyday work. You do everything simultaneously because there is no single way where you can get traffic so you need to make sure that every possible source of traffic is reached

My suggested timeline is:

BEFORE LAUNCHING THE WEBSITE

– Do an extensive keyword research analysis. SEOBook.com has a very good listing of free tools http://tools.seobook.com/ that you can use to research the keywords for your site including: keyword density, determining the keywords you want to target, who are your competitors for your targeted keywords.

– Start mapping out your link strategy. You need to start making a list of who should link to you and where you can request for links.

– Start thinking of how you can get the word out about your business. Do you plan on writing articles? Will you harness viral marketing? Be sure to equip your site with tools Get a Recommend this Site script from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more – that’s additional traffic that you get for FREE!

Recommend Site Scripts (various) http://php.resourceindex.com/Complete_Scripts/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/
Big Nose Bird Recommend this Site http://bignosebird.com/carchive/birdcast.shtml
CGI Resource Index http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Website_Promotion/Recommend_Site/
Hostscripts http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/Site_Recommendation/index.html

– Beta test your site and start inviting people (if applicable). If you are planning a social networking site for example, you can do a soft-launch for your site and invite people you know or friends of your friends to try out the site. This way you can iron out the kinks before you do your full blast marketing

UPON LAUNCHING

– Make sure your on-page factors (e.g. Title, metatags, keyword densities) are right on-target

– Issue a press release announcing the launch of your new site. Press releases are also a way to get inbound one-way links to your website. Here are some places where you can submit your press release for free

http://www.prleap.com/sign_up.html
http://i-newswire.com/
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
http://www.pressbox.co.uk/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi
http://www.pr.com/press-releases
http://www.prfree.com/
http://www.clickpress.com/releases/index.shtml
http://www.theopenpress.com/
http://www.przoom.com/
http://www.prweb.com
http://www.newswiretoday.com/
http://www.free-press-release.com/

– Submit your site to the major search engines. If you are going to read only one piece on search engine optimization, I suggest you read Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld.com’s “Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone: 26 steps to 15k a day.” http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum3/2010.htm

SEO for Google http://www.powerhomebiz.com/052006/google.htm
SEO for Yahoo! Http://www.powerhomebiz.com/052006/yahoo.htm
SEO for MSN http://www.powerhomebiz.com/052006/msn.htm
Tying It Together: SEO For The Big Three http://www.powerhomebiz.com/052006/seo.htm

– Start submitting requests for links. You will find that some will not link to you because you have 0 pagerank because your site is new. But start submitting to DMOZ and other directories and build your pagerank

– Do offline marketing. Whether you are planning to print brochures or do direct marketing, now is also the time to do them

AFTER YOU LAUNCH

– Try to do marketing at least 1 hour every day – whether asking for reciprocal links, submitting articles or submitting your site to directories

– Keep abreast of what’s happening with the search engines.

– Do email marketing or send a newsletter on a regular basis

Robert asks…

Piano Store Marketing Strategy?

I have invested in a Piano Store recently and was wondering what would be the best means of communicating with my target customer i.e. younger parents with kids in the range 5-10.

Does anybody have any experience with creating a Marketing Plan or Strategy for a Piano Store?

If I was to tie-in with a Brand or product; what would be the best options?

Any suggestions please?

barry0912 answers:

Although it predates the record album as an entertainment source, I guess your business has not entirely vanished yet, but it certainly has to be marketed differently than 20 years ago, I assume the manufacturers touch on traditional family values, as well as the decorative value of a traditional instrument.

One potential method to reach a small number of local prospects may be with paid Facebook advertisements, their demographic targeting is quite powerful, you can have ads only appear for married women between 25 and 40 who live in cities in close proximity to your location, there may be an “interest” like piano playing you may be able to target as well, they show you the potential reach of members a given ad setting would have, you could have such ads send people to a free Facebook business page.
While on the subject of internet resources you for sure need to have (and probably already do) a free Google Places page, they may provide a generic listing automatically, but you need to claim it and improve the content with more lengthy text, photos an potentially even video.

Sorry I m not more in touch with how kids are introduced to e piano these days, perhaps you can be a sponsor of some school events for the publicity and music evangelist opportunities, there are some cities (where the weather is friendly) that have old pianos in public places setup by some non profits.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Sharon asks…

What do you think about job postings for surveys and job opportunities online?

Hey There-
I was just doing a search online for different jobs in a few different cities. I am searching Yahoo Jobs right now but also when searching Monster or Career Builder I see Job postings for Online Surveys and online Job opportunities. I know they must be somewhat legitimate because it costs $350 just for one month of posting a job on Yahoo for Kansas City.

So if anyone has ever tried surveys or online jobs that promise making money online. Let me know how you did or what you think?

barry0912 answers:

Alot of scams. Id been there. But i do affiliate nnow.
Affiliate Marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts

Affiliate Marketing works. This one you can earn affiliated commissions from EIGHT different income streams into one program
http://Acme-People-Search.com/signup.php?ref=1252995613ZKUL

Mary asks…

How do I start a business if I can’t count on the job market to provide a living for me and my family?

I have some good business ideas, but my credit is shot, because my child had heart surgy and we had to file for bankruptcy. I can’t get a loan and trying to get a job because my credit is bad no one will hire me and I am also seven months along. I need to find some way of making a living and my only option is to be in business for myself. How do I start a bussiness with very little capital to no capital. I can’t rely on my husband. He is skilled, but has no people skills. Our unemployment is running out and I don’t have much time to think of options on my own. How can I make a business work?

barry0912 answers:

In response to your question . . .

I certainly understand your predictament. I will tell you where the real money is over the Internet. However, this will be a slow process to learn but a low investment. It takes passion, dedication, and it is definately real. Just read the following:

Before you do anything, you need to learn Internet marketing. I highly suggest that you don’t invest in anything just yet. You need to research the Internet by joining work at home forums–its free! Do a search on the Internet and look up Work at Home Forum, Home Business Forum, Internet Marketing Forum and Affiliate Program Forum. Also look up the keyword SCAM on the Internet and read the stories. Understand the Internet has a wealth of information so research Internet Marketing. The Internet is a universal marketplace for buying and selling products/services.
In addition, read more about Yahoo!, MSN, Google and eBay’s buying/selling/affiliate programs.

The number one income opportunity isn’t data entry, typing, writing ads, Internet jobs, get-rich-quick schemes, etc. These are where most scams occur–people are being misled. So keep away from them Any website filled with money hype such as Make $100s … $1000s and $10000 or more per day/week/month is full of crap–stay away. And pursue any marketing opportunities right now, unless you are an experienced marketer. Advertising is tricky and has to be learn appropriately. If you take your time and research you will discover one absolute great opportunity–Affiliate Programs. But you need to learn Internet marketing. Don’t be foolish and try to learn this on your own. Its leads to costly mistakes and it take too much of your time. This is where most people failed, get discourage because they prefer the get-rich-quick scheme to making money.

I suggest you start by researching a particular site. There will be a free newsletter membership for you to join. You need to sign up to it and download the free ebooks on Internet marketing. This will give you more of an idea what Internet marketing is about, and you can decide if this is really for you. If you really want to learn a system, which is highly suggested in any endeavor, you can pay for the actual course. The price is low and is a one time fee but you will learn, practice, receive assignments and work with 14 money-making websites.

If you would like to know more, contact me at pbsumpter@yahoo.com

PS – I am not trying to sell you anything, just point you and others in the right direction, so that people don’t get scammed and misled by all the hype. If you respond to me, be sure to refer to Internet marketing.

Take Care and Good Luck!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Degree

Ruth asks…

What can I do with a graphic design degree?

I am a married woman, and so I only have a few colleges to chose from that are near my home that I can afford. That said, I am considering majoring in Graphic Design, with a concentration in Digital Art, but I am not sure what I can do with the degree once I get it. Can anybody give me some information on jobs available for somebody who majors in Graphic Design and if it is hard to find jobs. I live in South Carolina, and I don’t want to move. I live in a small town sandwiched between two pretty big cities, Spartanburg and Greenville. Would there be jobs available in this area?

barry0912 answers:

The advertising business employs graphic artists, which there would be a market for anywhere that there are customers. Nowadays you could even do it remotely through the Internet. Books and magazines can use graphic artists, which means you could be employed by a publisher.

Thomas asks…

Do you have any recommendations for a course in online marketing?

I would like to take a course in online marketing. I already have a degree in traditional marketing, which I earned prior to the popularity of the internet. Are there any certifications I should be looking for?

barry0912 answers:

Certificates for what ? Online marketing you want to learn do be able to apply the strategies/techniques on your own business?

My recommendation is this:

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Mandy asks…

What are some good online marketing firms for an E commerce website, mainly for PPC and SEO?

I started an online business recently and the problem I’m running into is that there are too many marketing choices out there. Before investing money into a marketing firm, I wanted some tips on how to go about choosing the RIGHT marketing firm. If you have worked with a particular firm, feel free to point them out. Don’t worry about how expensive or cheap the marketing firm might be. I want to know the different qualities of firms that are out there and how they work with clients. As stated in the question, Pay Per Click advertising and Search Engine Optimization is what I need help with.

Thanks a lot for your input.

barry0912 answers:

I use a small company for my internet marketing. They do a great job and drive a lot of business to me. ( www.internetmarketingofsandiego.com ). However, they type of business you would use is up to the type of your business. I have a local business, and this business specializes in local business marketing (I don’t need to have people in New York seeing my website as much as I need people in San Diego to view it).

If you have a more national or global business, then you would need to use some type of internet marketing, email marketing, sms marketing, search engine marketing company that would be able to get you widespread marketing. You can always do it yourself (see seomoz.org) but it is very time consuming and meticulous to get it to work right). I only pay about $200/mo and receive about $18,000 in business using a focused marketing company.

Helen asks…

Where is the best city to relocate my sales call center?

I own a internet company and the job market in phoenix is tight. I need a city where there is alot of smart poeple looking for work.

barry0912 answers:

You might try Alvin, Texas. Dish Network just moved their call center there. There are various buildings and office space that are still available.

Pktull@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/pktull

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