Your Questions About Internet Marketing Blog

Ken asks…

Best blog site to use for a blog?

I want to start a blog but I’m not sure what blog site to use, I want to be able to blog for free, be able to post videos on my blog, and hopefully make some money, what blog site would best fit these standards? If my blog grows, would I make more money using this site? thanks

barry0912 answers:

Website and blog Promotion Internet Marketing – Top 10 Methods

So you want to find some solid marketing methods to promote your websiteor blog?Here are the top 10 methods that I find work well for my business.

Free Methods

1. Article Marketing
This is a very productive way to get free traffic to your website, you will need to write and article that is relevant to your website this should not be a sales pitch but need to provide readable and valuable content to the user so that when they click the link at the end of your article they are ready to buy from you. The article sites also benefit form showing up very well in the search engine results pages.

Some of the biggest article directory sites that you can submit too include, ezinearticles.com.
Goarticles.com and articlebase.com.
Some of the benefits of submitting articles to these sites are as follows:
• eZine Publishers Using Your Article In Their Newsletter
• Web Masters Using Your Article On Their Websites
• On Site Search Traffic Going To Your Article
• Search Engine Traffic To Your Article

2. Web 2.0 Sites

Once you have made an article you can also syndicate it across some of the free web 2.0 sites that also rank very well in the search engines, this can be a fantastic way to get more exposure. These sites include:

• squidoo.com
• hubpages.com
• wetpaint.com
• livejournal.com
• webnode.com
• blog.com
• webs.com
• blogspot.com

3. Social Bookmarking Sites

These are a good place to get traffic from as well as getting links to your web pages, you should submit your main web page, articles and web 2.0 sites to these. Here is a list of the top 20 social
bookmarking sites:

• twitter
• digg.com
• Yahoo! Buzz
• tweetmeme.com
• StumbleUpon.com
• reddit.com
• Technorati.com
• del.icio.us
• kaboodle.com
• mixx.com
• Propeller.com
• newsvine.com
• Fark.com
• Slashdot.org
• twine.com
• clipmarks.com
• dzone.com
• faves.com
• blinklist.com
• diigo.com

4. Press Releases
These are another good way to the word out the best one is PRWeb but this is expensive but don’t worry there are some free sites that you can publish your press releases too such as PR Leap and PRBlog.

5. Classified Ad Sites
There a loads of free classified ad sites springing up everywhere off the back of the sucssess that the biggest one Craigslist has had, Craigslist gets 20 Million visitors a month. The next biggest in this space is Backpage and Gumtree is the biggest one for the UK.

6. Forum Marketing
Quite often overlooked as a traffic generation method it can be very effective essentially if you have something valuable to contribute to the discussion already going on inside the forum. You include your marketing message and your URL in your forum signature this way every time you answer a question or reply to someone its automatically included and is not

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Carol asks…

Blog publishing?

is posting to my blog considered copyrighted? If I post a new idea or work of fiction, is it protected under cpyright rules?

barry0912 answers:

From my search of the web it seems that this is going to take a lobby group to enact. Here’s a link you can check out that speaks to the murkiness of it www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/
2003/07/14/copyrights-and-blogs. And,
Thursday, October 27, 2005–Andis Kaulins [10/27/2005 02:28:00 AM] Copyrights, Blogs, News, Content Aggregation and RSS Feeds

RSS and Atom Feeds: Really Simple Syndication

RSS feeds are revolutionizing the way that information is being processed on the Internet. Even Google just started their own Google Reader for RSS feeds this month.

What is the legal status of RSS feeds under Internet Law and IP Law (“intellectual property” law), especially in view of the fact that many blogs and news media make their content available through their RSS feeds? We include ATOM feeds here under the general rubric of RSS feeds, i.e. As “Really Simple Syndication”. Indeed, the IEEE sees Atom as the “standard in syndication”, even though the term RSS is everywhere used.

Implied Licenses Granted by Placing Material Online?

Eric Goldman at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog discusses whether making RSS feeds publicly available thereby grants an implied license of use to RSS feed users, and if so, how such an implied license could be negated, if necessary. But see Fair Use Vs. Fared Use: The Impact of Automated Rights Management on Copyright’s Fair Use Doctrine by Tom W. Bell, 76 N. Carolina L. Rev. 557 (1998).

As Goldman writes:
“[I]f a blogger makes a feed of his/her blog available, what can others [legally] do with that content?”

Take a look at his analysis and see also Scobleizer for a panoply of opinions on this topic. The non-exclusive implied license granted by placing materials online is also discussed at When One Thing Leads to Another – Linking and Metatag Liability, by Barbara S. Murphy and Lynn S. Walker, Georgia State University College of Law, Law and the Internet, Professor Wiseman, Summer 2003 (see II.1 in that article).

The Legality of Data Harvesting (not to be confused with E-Discovery Harvesting)

One issue that faces RSS feeds is the practice of “data harvesting” for purposes of creating websites which then sell ads to make money. Martin Schwimmer at the Trademark Blog refers to a ClickZ article by Pamela Parker which refers to other instances of data harvesting such as the ad aggregator Oodle.com or the job aggregator Indeed.com.

There are data harvesting cases which have been decided and which clearly support the principle that data harvesting is legal under some circumstances. See the article Golf Scores v. Yacht Sales: Copyright Law and Data Extraction by Javad Heydary and By No Other (related USA Today, Nautical Solutions Marketing v. Boats.com). At the same time, there are also cases which clearly have found other kinds of data harvesting to be illegal, albeit not necessarily on copyright infringement grounds, e.g. Register.com, Inc. V. Verio, Inc., 126 F. Supp. 2d 238 (S.D.N.Y. 2000), aff’ d, 356 F.3d 393 (2d Cir. 2004). See Phillips Nizer for an abstract of that case and the Boston University School of Law, Journal of Science and Technology Law, Legal Update by James J. Tracy for a contract view of browsewrap agreements.

Terms of Use for RSS Feeds

The terms of use for RSS feeds published by mainstream publishers such as the New York Times clearly claim a full copyright to content syndicated by RSS feeds. These terms of use strictly exclude commercial use such as commercial data harvesting.

The New York Times offers over 30 free RSS feeds, albeit under the following terms and conditions:

“We encourage the use of NYTimes.com RSS feeds for personal use in a news reader or as part of a non-commercial Web site or blog. We require proper format and attribution whenever New York Times content is posted on your Web site, and we reserve the right to require that you cease distributing NYTimes.com content. Please read the Terms and Conditions for complete instructions.

NYTimes.com also offers a free headline feed for displaying headlines on personal or professional Web sites, for non-commercial purposes. For more information and instructions, see Add New York Times Headlines to Your Site.”

Use of Headlines Written by Other Sources

With regard to the use of headlines, the Japanese Intellectual Property High Court recently decided that it was copyright infringement for a commercial online enterprise – without asking for permission – to use newspaper headlines on its website from Japan’s largest daily newspaper. We do not doubt that courts in other countries would make similar holdings.

Fair Use of RSS Feeds and Attribution

The free use which the New York Times offers is essentially an expanded “fair use”, i.e. Use of news on a “non-commercial Web site or blog”. This is essentially similar to the “Creative Commons” license found at the bottom of the LawPundit blog pages, where use of LawPundit material – with proper attribution – is permitted for non-commercial purposes. The NY Times also requires proper attribution of their materials, although attribution has an unclear status in copyright law as far as “fair use” of copyrighted materials is concerned.

As written by Mark A. Lemley, Rights of Attribution and Integrity in Online Communications, 1995 J. ONLINE L. , art. 2, par. 20:

“Both of these cases [Waldman Publishing Corp. V. Landoll Inc. And Robinson v. Random House Inc)] suggest that a right of attribution does in fact exist in United States law, at least in circumstances where the failure to attribute has a commercial effect. If you copy material without identifying it as copied, that fact may hurt you in a copyright infringement suit. Even if you cannot be sued for copyright infringement, your failure to attribute copied material may be actionable under the Lanham Act if it confuses consumers as to the source of the copied material. Taken together, these cases suggest that the worst cases of nonattribution will be taken care of by the existing law.”

Attribution not required for Works in the Public Domain

The rule is different for works in the public domain, where attribution is not required. This was decided in Dastar Corp. V. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 539 U.S. 23 (2003). See Stacey L. Garrett, No need to Search the Nile: The Supreme Court Clarifies the Use of Public Domain Works in Dastar v. Twentieth Century Fox, Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (Univ. Of Illinois), Fall, 2003.

Where is the Line between Commercial and Non-Commercial Use?

The line between a non-commercial or commercial website or blog is not clear. In Harper & Row v. Nation Enterprises, 471 U.S. 539 (1985) , the US Supreme Court found:

“The fact that a publication was commercial as opposed to nonprofit is a separate factor that tends to weigh against a finding of fair use. “[E]very commercial use of copyrighted material is presumptively an unfair exploitation of the monopoly privilege that belongs to the owner of the copyright.” Sony Corp. Of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S., at 451 . In arguing that the purpose of news reporting is not purely commercial, The Nation misses the point entirely. The crux of the profit/nonprofit distinction is not whether the sole motive of the use is monetary gain but whether the user stands to profit from exploitation of the copyrighted material without paying the customary price. See Roy Export Co. Establishment v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 503 F. Supp., at 1144; 3 Nimmer 13.05[A]1., at 13-71, n. 25.3.”

Many websites and blogs place advertising on their online pages to help pay for costs, e.g. Of webspace, etc. And are not really “commercial” undertakings as such, nor are they generally viewed to be “commercial” in nature. Where will the courts draw the line?

What happens, for example, when an otherwise “non-commercial” website or blog is so successful that its commercial ads begin to reap actual profits for the website or for the blogger? Once that happens, such websites or blogs surely become “commercial” in nature, which makes it much more difficult, but not impossible, to invoke the “fair use” exception to the copyright laws.

But even if no profit is being made, could a site harvesting RSS feeds use RSS feed material to promulgate e.g. Pornographic advertising on a website in the hope of gain? The answer here must surely be “no”, and evidence of purpose, rather than profit, ought to be sufficient.

Clear Terms of Use are Important

In any case, put into different words, RSS feeds “belong” as such to the originator of the RSS feed. Fair use can be made of these feeds, but not commercial use. The solution for the “grey cases” may be in part that RSS feed originators clearly declare the permissible uses of their materials on the website pages. The New York Times terms of use listed here provide a good model to start. Of course, no copyright holder can prohibit lawful fair use, even if such fair use were to be expressly denied by the copyright owner. There will be friction in this grey area.

What about RSS Feed Catalogues?

The most interesting legal question in this connection is whether the use of RSS feeds for legitimate “cataloging purposes” by a commercial enterprise, such as Technorati or Google BlogSearch, is fair use. We think it is in principle, because we find it to be a permissible “transformative use” as in the Arriba case. However, we do not know what the courts will decide in this regard.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Strategies

John asks…

Does anyone know the promotional and advertising strategy for Coach?

I am doing a marketing plan for Coach handbags and the research I am finding is not too informative.

barry0912 answers:

There is lot of advertising strategy… Maybe thousands…
I make 2 category for advertising.
1. Free advertising
2. Paid advertising

for free advertising could be effective, with knowledge, on this category you can do
1. Socialize with internet users. (social networking)
2. Let every reader know what is new. (blogging)
3. Do some tricky things for search engine. (Blackhat SEO)

for paid advertising, you can make lot money too, or maybe broke if you are not good enough, or lack of knowledge about internet marketing and get scammed. (fraud rate on internet is really high).
1. Make a affiliate program.
2. Be advertiser on affiliate network.
3. If you have a know about blogging, you can try to make other blogger review your website.

Helen asks…

Do Twitter marketing really a good strategy to grow your business?

I just want to know if other entrepreneurs do this social media marketing to boos their sales.

barry0912 answers:

Hi Taz,

Yes, Twitter as one of the social media frontrunner, became as an avenue for business owners and solo entrepreneurs to advertise and to reach potential customers via the internet. It became one of the mainstreams when it comes to social media marketing.

The fact that Twitter rank as one of the ten-most-visited websites worldwide by Alexa’s web traffic analysis means a great opportunity to all business owners to promote their products and/or services on this platform.

Here are some tips on how to have an effective Twitter markting:

1. Know the basics and lingoes of Twitter.

2. Optimize your Twitter Bio.

Make sure to fill up all the required fields to set-up your twitter page. Make it detailed. Put your website URL to your profile to drive traffic to your website. This will also allow people to find out more about your business/company.

3. Schedule your tweets and interact.

If you’re a busy person, and don’t have a budget to hire a social media assistant, “automating tweets” is the best solution to keep your page active.

4. Build Active Followers.

There are a lot of sites nowadays that can give you tons of followers in a breeze such as twellow and twiends but twitter marketing is not just about following and having millions of dormant followers. It is about “interaction”.

In using twitter for your social media campaign, “interaction” is a must. The challenge is to give your audience reason to follow you back and engage in conversation with you. In conversing with your audience, you should talk about things that interest them aside from talking about your business.

By following these tips, you will get a larger audience and a wide reach for your online presence. Just explore, enjoy, and use twitter wisely!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Services

Carol asks…

Do programs like TrafficSwarm really work or are they a waste of my time?

I am an internet marketing newbie. I have two sites that I want to promote, www.howland.ws and www.dennishowland.ws. Are there ways to get traffic to my websites without spending tons of cash on advertising?

barry0912 answers:

Yes,there is my friend..I’d suggest building links to wherever you would like searchers to land. If your category pages are the most useful, link there – if the articles are most useful, link there.

The main purpose of these links is to get higher ranking with search engines when someone types in a relevant keyword phrase.These keywords will send visitors searching for information on a specific topic to your website and allows you gain a new reader or make some money from whatever affiliate program or ad scheme you are running.

I’ve recently set up several websites for some friends and link building was my main concern because I needed links for the webpages to be indexed and start showing up in the search engine. I did also use the free ebook course i got here http://tinyurl.com/237cvqj to optimize my list building

On the other hand,TrafficSwarm systems are not fool proof. People can cheat, meaning, you could have someone running a program that ‘views’ your site, but it’s a program not a person, taking away ANY chance of a action happening.It is time consuming sitting behind your desk surfing other people’s sites.It also kills the bandwidth, and for South Africans, that’s a problem.
Aside from that your subscription rate, even though you will receive subscriptions, is lower than through advertising mediums,cause these users are users that want traffic for their websites in exchange and aren’t necessarily interested in your products and services.Your increase in ranking only lasts as long as you’re a member of the system. As soon as you stop using the system, the users disappear and you drop in rankings again.

Robert asks…

How much return on investment can I expect for internet marketing efforts?

Is it unreasonable to assume that a paid bundle for ad/tweet that reaches 1 million users, probably gets actually seen 500,000 times, clicked through 50,000 times, and assuming I have a great landing page and a relatively cheap service at $20, gets purchased AT LEAST 50 times?

50 purchases for 1 million potential impressions? Reasonable?

barry0912 answers:

Hi, in theory this sounds good and reasonable. In practice, you have to be extremely careful. If you reach for untargeted audience, the ROI can be very bad.

Do you have the sources to target the audience for free? If not, you have to calculate your costs.

For example, you buy 200 gigs in fiverr, each gig targeting 5000 people, you spend 5$ / gig. This is already 1000 $. If the audience is targeted, and you do get your 50 purchases, you earn 20$. ROI is 0.

For Google ads, the cost per click (CPC) can be everything from 0,4 $ to eternity – you have to analyze this in forehead.

Let’s assume your CPC is great and you pay 0,4$ times 50,000 = 20,000. If I were you, I would say – I don’t think so. Absolutely does not worth it.

The best way is to make return on no investment, meaning spend close to nothing and get great returns. There are ways to do this – you need of course the knowledge, the time and the practice.

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Daniel asks…

Is there a market for publishing short stories online?

I have some short stories and would like to publish them (not to make money just so as many people as possible can read them). I have the means to publish the stories to the Internet – is there a market for this? Do I have the potential to get a large base of readers if the stories are good and the site is found on the search engines?
Note: I don’t want to make ANY money from this

I am a web designer and search engine optimiser by trade so I can publish the works myself – I’m asking – is there a market out there for it? I.e. Is there the potential to get a lot of traffic.

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barry0912 answers:

First get to know how good you are.
Why not join an online forum

I found you one, actually I’m a member:

www.everyauthor.com/forum

for poetry: www.everypoet.org/pffa

and here are some publications:
www.stickmanreview.com
www.barcelonareview.com

Goodluck!

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Richard asks…

Is there a site or system to earn money from your own home using the Internet that isn’t a ripoff or fraud?

I see stuff like jeff pauls secret to Internet millions and such. Is there such a program as this that is not a rip and that is not a fraud?

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barry0912 answers:

There is no “system” that I know of that is legit. But there is money to be made online! Don’t buy into any business opportunities, do your research and start a real online business of your own.

Check out internet marketing forums like www.warriorforum.com or www.associateprograms.com . I tried project payday but that’s not a viable business model, it will make you some quick cash but it isn’t sustanable.

There are internet marketing courses that are real and will teach you how to make real money online. Check out the warriroforum’s product review section for good courses. I’ve also read that wealthyaffiliate is a good site to learn from but haven’t tried it myself.

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