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 Services

Michael asks…

isp(internet service provider)?

can u tell me some isp providers? can you tell me the company name? does it need to interfere with the telephone line to acess the internet? how do u pay for it? and what about the tellephone number?can u tell me it pleez? what is the web adress? do i need to buy something extra(ie router)? what modem does it need what are the speeds this isp(kbps etc.)? and finally, how do i get that isp or wat do i need to download? sorry for the trouble the question with the most stuff will be picked the best answer thanks(^_^) ; }

barry0912 answers:

Cable broadband Internet service.
In large subscriber surveys, Cox receives the highest scores for performance, customer service and reliability among cable broadband ISPs. A cable modem is included for free if you install it yourself. Download speeds top out at 4.0Mbps compared to dial-up (50Kbps) and DSL (generally 1.5Mbps or 3.0Mbps). Subscribers to other Cox services can get a discount of $10 to $15 per month. Cox isn’t available in all markets; in that case, Earthlink cable also gets high scores.
• Earthlink cable
(*est. $42 per month)

>> Where to buy
Cable broadband ISP.
Earthlink ties with Cox as the best cable ISP, and is the best choice if Cox isn’t available in your area. Earthlink also gets high scores for overall customer satisfaction and reliability, though its technical support ratings have slipped in the last year. Earthlink includes a highly regarded spam filter, along with other security features. Speed is rated at 5.0Mbps, and a modem is free with self-installation. If neither Cox nor Earthlink is available in your area, Road Runner and Optimum Online cable services are close runners-up.
• SBC Yahoo DSL Pro
(*est. $22 for the first six months, $35 thereafter)

>> Where to buy
DSL Internet service.
Reviews say cable Internet service is faster than DSL, but DSL is usually less expensive. DSL is also available in several speed classes, so you can choose to sacrifice some speed for a lower monthly bill. Among DSL service providers, SBC Yahoo and Verizon get the highest ratings for reliability and overall customer satisfaction. Yahoo’s standard DSL gets up to 3.0Mbps downstream — comparable to most cable ISPs — yet Yahoo DSL costs less. Availability depends upon your local phone-service provider, since DSL works through existing phone lines. (SBC will soon change its name to AT&T as it completes a merger with that company.)
• Verizon basic DSL
(*est. $15 per month, 768Kbps download speed)

>> Where to buy
Budget DSL.
While most cable and DSL services reach download speeds of 3.0Mbps, Verizon’s new budget DSL has a maximum downstream speed of just 768Kbps. While much slower than other broadband, basic Verizon DSL service is still 15 times faster than a dial-up connection. And because it is DSL, your connection to the Internet is always on and it doesn’t tie up your phone line. While reviews say Verizon’s basic DSL service is nowhere near as fast as other broadband, its low cost makes it a compelling alternative to a slower dial-up ISP like AOL or Earthlink dial-up, both of which are more expensive.
• Earthlink dial-up
(*est. $22 per month)

>> Where to buy
Dial-up.
Earthlink tops nearly every review we found for dial-up Internet service, and it’s available just about everywhere. Reviews say Earthlink dial-up is easy to set up, has thousands of access numbers, and has a low call and Web-page failure rate. Its cost is average for an unlimited dial-up ISP, but if Verizon’s basic DSL is available in your area, Verizon is faster and less expensive.
• NetZero or Juno dial-up
(Up to 10 hours of free usage per month)

>> Where to buy
Free Dial-up.
If your needs amount to occasionally checking your e-mail or a little Web surfing, NetZero and Juno (which are owned by the same parent company) offer a free dial-up Internet connection for up to ten hours each month. In exchange for a free ISP, you’ll have to contend with permanent advertising on your computer screen. Once your ten hours are up, you’ll be charged about $10 a month for ad-free access.

Steven asks…

Tips on internet marketing?

barry0912 answers:

Internet Marketing Tips :
1. Send a Press Release
2. Submit Product Feeds
3. Share Your Knowledge
4. Grab Local Listings
5. Offer an Affilate Program
6. Don’t use site-wide links.
7. Don’t be a Copycat.
8. Use the title and meta description tags as wise as possible.
9. Build an affiliate system for the services products you are offering.

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Daniel asks…

What is Affiliate Internet Marketing ?

barry0912 answers:

It is internet marketing without your own product. You are essentially marketing the products or services of someone else. You, the affiliate marketer, will make commissions on every single sale you are responsible for. (i.e. If you lead a visitor to a merchant’s website and they make a purchase, you get paid)

There are many different methods and approaches to affiliate marketing so you can go about business in whatever way suits you best depending on your budget and how much time/effort you can invest in your ventures.

If you are new to marketing, i strongly advise using a guide so you can minimize the risks. Many people fall for scams, get stuck, or end up losing a lot of money trying to use a technique that isn’t suited for what they are trying to do. A lot of this can be easily avoided with proper guidance and it can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Theres a website called 404 reviews that explains various internet marketing methods along with lots of other useful info about internet marketing in general that can really help you out.

URL: http://www.404reviews.com

Betty asks…

Email marketing.?

I am trying to start email marketing. I have my own website that sales some products. Now what I is my idea that I want to send email to my register customer about latest products.

But I need to know that should I have to take any license (spam fees) so my email will not get spam by hotmail,gmail or yahoo or any other mail provider.

barry0912 answers:

Building opt in list and affiliate marketing – effective internet marketing plan

Building opt in list and affiliate marketing have become synonymous to online success as an effective internet marketing strategy. For many online sites, building opt in list and affiliate marketing have proven quite profitable. Primarily because most online users are not exposed to any unscrupulous internet marketing strategies prevalent on the World Wide Web.

As an effective Internet marketing strategy, users are given the option to signup for information or service provided by a particular site. Building opt in list and affiliate marketing reduces the risk of spamming since the recipient voluntarily chooses to receive emails from a website. Plus, building opt in list and affiliate marketing provides a direct link to the subscriber that will help shape a formidable customer relationship that will keep on going.

The basics of building opt in list and affiliate marketing

Different websites have different ways of building opt in list and affiliate marketing. However there are some tried and tested formulas to help new affiliate marketers develop their own opt in listing for their site. The first and most important factor to determine in building opt in list and affiliate marketing is to establish the site’s target market.

Once the target market is established, building opt in list and affiliate marketing can be customized to meet their demands. This can be done using a variety of methods to convince site visitors to sign up for the site’s newsletter or e-zine. After signing up, the customer will begin to receive a variety of newsletters, e-zines and brochures that the customer had registered for.

Strategies for building opt in list and affiliate marketing

There are a number of strategies that affiliate marketers can use for building opt in list and affiliate marketing. One way of building opt in list and affiliate marketing is by purchasing or leasing a subscribers list from third-parties. This is usually done by affiliate marketers in order to get easy access to many people who have consented to receiving e-mails, newsletters and e-zines on various topics.

Although it is the fastest approach to building opt in list and affiliate marketing, this method does not provide a focused consumer group for building opt in list and affiliate marketing. In addition, it may cost an affiliate marketer more than what they expect to receive in sales. Fortunately, there are other ways for affiliate marketers to get the most out of building opt in list and affiliate marketing.

Enlisting for co-registration services is great for building opt in list and affiliate marketing. This service usually costs about 10 cents to 30 cents per subscriber but it easily translates into an average of three hundred subscribers daily to an affiliate marketer’s opt in list.

Writing articles is also an effective strategy for building opt in list and affiliate marketing. The articles can be published in various newsletters with specific links to the affiliate marketer’s site. This serves as a great introduction to potential subscribers that would encourage them to sign up for an opt in list.

Joint ventures are also a valuable strategy in building opt in list and affiliate marketing. Joint ventures are a hundred percent free and at the same time can add up to hundreds of subscribers to an opt in list daily.

Incentives for building opt in list and affiliate marketing

Building opt in list and affiliate marketing can also be encouraged by offering incentives to potential subscribers. This subtle form of encouragement for building opt in list and affiliate marketing often helps stir the interest of potential subscribers to sign up for the opt in list. There are a number of methods used in affiliate marketing to egg on potential subscribers to sign up.

Offering products and services in exchange for signing up is commonly practiced by many affiliate websites. Products may include special e-books or software that would be of interest to the subscriber. Another way to get subscribers to sign up is to offer them special services that are only available for site members.

Regardless of the incentive used for building opt in list and affiliate marketing, the most important factor to consider is how to keep the interest of the subscriber. Remember, it is just as easy for a subscriber to opt out of the list as it was to opt in to the list.

You can get opt-in services at aweber or getresponse, they will do everything for you and no spam complaints!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Blog

William asks…

Internet Marketing?

Does anyone have any tips that actually work for driving traffic to my sites?

barry0912 answers:

The best easy way to start getting traffic to your website would be to answer question at yahoo questions, and make sure your website is included at the bottom of each answer, like a signature. Make sure your website is actually related to the question that is being asked. Also do the same with the Google questions, you will get lots of unique visitors to your website. If you want to take it a step forward you can create a social profile on a website such as myspace. When you do that find the category that fits your business in the messaging forums and post about your business. This will bring targeted visitors. You can also post bulletins and friends and post on there page. That part takes longer and many people do not read the bulletins anymore. More free traffic? Do some really good search engine optimization, pick up so books and read on it, remember search engines love fresh content so try to build up a article directory on your website with fresh information. Remember people do not come to to your website to purchase, they come for the information, then if they like what they hear, and if they feel educated they will purchase from you. There are tons of free ways to build traffic, do research on the net and try to stay away from purchasing hits for your website, because most of the visitors are not going to buy anything, they were probably paid to visits your site. If you want more information feel free to contact me. I just started a blog, and in the blog I promise to make $1,000,000 in 1 year. Starting from ground zero. I will reveal lots of secrets to earning money on the internet. And of course I will not give away all my secrets or show all my websites because people tend to still information these days. Thanks for your time. And others may be wondering why I am giving information out for free? Its because there are millions on top of millions of dollars to be made on the internet, and im not afraid to share, im still going to make my money no matter how you look at it.

Reggie
http://www.richreggie.blogspot.com

Ruth asks…

Internet Marketing?

Where is the best, affordable or free marketing on the Internet – i.e. best exposure for Real Estate..There are allot of bogus sales pitches out there – but there programs are expensive and your paying for a name…..Any effective suggestions???

barry0912 answers:

Listings on eBay.

Google Base is free.
Https://www.google.com/base/

Here are the largest sites online to place free classified advertising.

Http://classifieds.yahoo.com/ Alexa Rank: 1
http://classifieds.myspace.com Alexa Rank: 5
http://expo.live.com/ Alexa Rank: 8
http://www.craigslist.org/ Alexa Rank: 28
http://adlandpro.com/ Alexa Rank: 1,298
http://www.backpage.com Alexa Rank: 1,876
http://www.usfreeads.com Alexa Rank: 3,121
http://www.oodle.com/ Alexa Rank: 5,501
http://www.adpost.com/ Alexa Rank: 6,906
http://www.FreeAdvertisingForum.com 12,025
http://www.sell.com/ Alexa Rank: 13,471
http://www.InetGiant.com Alexa Rank: 21,082
http://www.adquest3d.com/ Alexa Rank: 22,252
http://www.recycler.com/ Alexa Rank: 23,996
http://www.chooseyouritem.com/ Alexa Rank: 19,569
http://www.domesticsale.com/ Alexa Rank: 24,207
http://epage.com/ Alexa Rank: 24,834
http://free-advertising-blog.com/index.php Alexa Rank: 26,048
http://www.ClassifiedsForFree.com Alexa Rank: 40,792
http://postaroo.com/ Alexa Rank: 43,471
http://www.TheFlyer.com Alexa Rank: 134,577
http://www.ClassifiedAds.com Alexa Rank: 143,204

Michael
http://www.webmasterautomation.com/forums/

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing

Sandra asks…

What is internet marketing?

Provide me some detail information on it.

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing usually looks to use both technical and advance ways in order to get a websites visibility ranked higher on the Internet search engine listings. In reality the terms Internet marketing and Online marketing are often interchangeable. Looking at them pragmatically, you will find under the covers that they are the same thing.

Charles asks…

What is Internet Marketing how ones can get business through it.?

please tell how its works.

barry0912 answers:

Internet Marketing is just a part of business, where we virtual promotion of the website like on internet, Suppose now a day’s internet is increasing day by day each and every activities being done on internet so we thought why we don’t get business through it.
I think we all know about Google search engine, where we try to make visible our website related to that keywords or topic, so that internet user who is frequently accessing looking for such searches, if he might get ur website up he will definitely visit it and will willing to know about it. At least you will get popularity from there.
An Internet Marketing Executive tries to obtain the best position for the keywords of which your site belongs. If we have better, best position for it, the folk who do purchasing by internet we can make a business from there.

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