Your Questions About Internet Marketing Blog

Donna asks…

Anyone ever had Internet Marketing one-on-one coaching?

I’m very interested in this field, but I want to make sure I start my business correctly. I think if I hire someone who is already successful at this, then it will increase my chances of success. If you’ve had this experience then what can I expect from coaching, do they walk you though with easy steps, or is it going to be much more complicated than I think. Your opinions Please.

barry0912 answers:

In the Internet Marketing world or any industry it is about reputation. If you choose to do it yourself or choose someone to represent your company than you need to make sure you get published and brand the person that is give one-on-one coaching. It may be hard to find someone that is already a big name in the industry but if you start a blog and write articles for an Internet marketing magazine than you can promote that exposure. Good luck!

Maria asks…

Internet Marketing and SEO?

I need some good websites to go learn about internet marketing and search engine optimization. I took an internet marketing class at the local university and it wasn’t worth much to me, just lots of things to do-like build a working site-DUH! I want to understand more about how SEO works and other ways of internet marketing. Any sites or suggested publications woud be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

barry0912 answers:

In our industry, the recognized authority sites are:

Search Engine Land
http://www.searchengineland.com/

Search Engine Watch
http://www.searchenginewatch.com/

Search Engine Guide
http://www.searchengineguide.com/

WebmasterWorld (a forum)
http://www.webmasterworld.com/

There are also hundreds of blogs you could read, but the recognized authorities are probably

SEOmoz
http://www.seomoz.org/

SEObook
http://www.seobook.com/

Stuntdubl (Todd M.)
http://www.stuntdubl.com/

I also happen to think my blog is a good resource, as well:

Small Business SEM
http://www.smallbusinesssem.com/

Hope this helps! Good for you for wanting to start learning online marketing and SEO – it’s a fascinating industry.

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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 Company

Linda asks…

How do I make my web design and internet marketing company succeed?

After designing websites for a few companies, I decided to start a small business designing websites that focus on start-ups and small businesses. While we master internet marketing, we are unfamiliar in the offline market. Should we focus on any offline marketing now-a-days or stick to online marketing. Also, is $299 for a standard website including free SEO and internet marketing a viable price point, or am I undercutting our value?

http://www.upstatewebinnovation.com

Thanks!!

barry0912 answers:

Basic Package for $299 is fair price for online customers. If I were a beginner who want to start website and don’t know much about web tech, I will not want to pay more than $300 for testing. Your company also have higher package, so price is not a problem in my point of view. But I think you cannot offer with same price for offline users as It will need extra expenses. So, stick to online marketing first then expend to offline.

Maria asks…

Internet market Business?

I signed on with Storesonline Marketing. I call to cancel and was told my three days were up for cancellations. I made stop payment from my bank. Since I signed a contract what are my chances.I

barry0912 answers:

Hi,
I think affliate marketing is not so easy, but if you i think you can try this following first.

“Making Money Online is Easy Right? It Can Be if You Know What You’re Doing”

TheWealthyPages.com will teach you how to earn money online, and best of all, it’s free. We’ve reviewed all of the top “making money” programs online and have created this site to help you determine which products and services will actually help you make money online!

Lesson #1: How Does Someone Make Money Online?

There are many ways to make money online, but the most common, and most lucrative way to make money online is to sell products for companies willing to share the profits with you. The process of marketing to people online is called “Internet Marketing” and it is a multi billion dollar industry. Hundreds of thousands of people, just like yourself, are making money online everyday by partnering with companies who pay commissions based on sales that you help generate.

This sounds difficult but it’s not because these companies have “Affiliate Programs” setup for their partners (Affiliates). You can partner with thousands of companies online and start selling their products in literally minutes. So how do you start selling a companies products as an Affiliate? Simple, all you need to do is send visitors to their websites. This sounds simple, and it is, but finding the right kind of traffic and enough of it is more difficult. Websites like WealthyAffiliate.com teach people techniques to drive traffic to Affiliate sites and earn HUGE dollars online. Making $500 a day online is quite normal and you can get started very quickly if you know the right techniques.

Lesson #2: What If I have No Experience?

The most common misconception about Internet Marketing is that only people with good computer knowledge and marketing skills can take part. This is NOT the case.

* You DO NOT NEED a website
* You DO NOT NEED your own product
* You DO NOT NEED any previous experience (none)

What you will need is a guide to help you learn how to get started. The top marketing website online is called the Wealthy Affiliate University, and for a few dollars a month you can learn from the pro’s and work with thousands of other aspiring Internet Marketers.

Lesson #3: Be careful who you choose to learn from

Everyone has heard of being “Scammed” on the Internet, and although this is only somewhat true, many people have learned about making money online from companies who do not have good reputations in the Internet Marketing world.

There are many companies out there that offer good techniques and strategies but with little support or coaching. A program like the Wealthy Affiliate University offers both great techniques and support. If you are just getting started with Internet Marketing, support is one of the first things that you need to look for when choosing a guide. Also, steer clear from anything that offers you “Overnight” success, or “Get Rich Quick” programs.

There is no such thing as “Getting Rich Quick” on the Internet. It doesn’t matter what you hear, you will never make money on the Internet overnight. Internet Marketing is a real business and it takes time to grow your business to a point where you are earning $500 / day. If you are dedicated to learning the correct techniques and are willing to put in the work, you WILL achieve your goals of making big money online.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing

Thomas asks…

What colleges offers internet marketing?

i need to know that what colleges offers the internet marketing

barry0912 answers:

Colleges offer “marketing” courses and taking those courses would definitely give you an edge when you get into internet marketing.

Have you heard of Wealthy Affiliate? They are an Internet Marketing University that teaches you to become an internet (affiliate) marketer.

If you’re new to internet marketing and are just checking things out for the first time, Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is a great resource for you! Here you’ll find an extensive library of solid, useful information, courses, videos and tutorials that will give you a good foundation from which to start and build your own internet (affiliate) marketing business.

WA is famous for its FORUM COMMUNITY, members from all over the world are there to help you so that you are never alone.

So check it out and I hope that helps.

Stephen Willie (WA I.D. Mywa32)

Robert asks…

How does Internet marketing differ from traditional marketing?

barry0912 answers:

Contrary to popular belief, internet marketing does not differ too much from traditional marketing.

The internet affords us a faster and more convenient way to reach our target audience. It also expands our target audience to include those globally, where traditional marketing would be focussed more on local targets. Those points would make up the main differences.

One of the very exciting things about internet marketing is that it opens the floodgates for the everyday man or woman in the street to participate in an arena where they can own their own business, for minimal outlay and small ongoing costs.

When you cut through all the hype and clutter online, its very easy to see that the traditional marketing systems, focuses and requirements are still there. Its just that many enterprising folks have found a way to make things easier and faster, via the internet.

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Your Questions About Title 9

William asks…

What is the NCAA Title 9 (IX) rule?

I still don’t understand what the rule is. And why do they stop some colleges from participating in some sports in regard to the rule

barry0912 answers:

I’m very passionate about women’s sports and I’ve played many throughout my life. This is the best answer I can give you:

In 1972, Congress passed the Educational Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One important section of this law, Title IX, changed the landscape of intercollegiate athletics, especially for women. It states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (Salter 6).

Title IX meant greater opportunity for women’s participation in college athletics traditionally only available to men and effected women’s lives in a positive manner.

In the 35 years following the passage of Title IX in 1972, the federal legislation that mandates equal opportunities for men and women, has prompted significant increases in participation opportunities for high school and college female athletes. Many advances have been made for girls and women in sport, but equity has yet to be achieved. However, major discrepancies still exist in the area of facilities, travel schedules, and support services, and equity in equipment provided. We have yet to reach the point of fairness in America’s education sports programs.

Find more discussion, information, articles, tips, drills, etc on all kinds of sports at http://www.active.com and http://active.typepad.com/teamsports

Michael asks…

When will the discriminatory law, Title 9 finally end?

barry0912 answers:

Title 9 is NOT discriminatory.

Title IX was put in place to guarantee women had equal access to sports – that’s the opposite of discriminatory.

College presidents are using Title IX as an excuse to cut sports programs that don’t make the university money.

TAHIRA- So, the 52 Americans held for 444 days in the embassy was not threatening the US? Wow, you’re dumb!

They were held hostage IN THE EMBASSY and the new IRC did NOTHING ABOUT IT. THAT IS A THREAT!!!!!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Strategies

Mary asks…

What are your favorite marketing strategy reads?

I am open to books, magazines, websites, textbooks, the whole nine!

Marketers Unite!

barry0912 answers:

I have read a decent amount of ebooks on Internet Marketing.. Alot of them are highlighted on this website.. So you can check them out..
Http://www.thefreeadforum.com/vbull/showthread.php?t=189945

I also am a Success University student and I have access to many courses on marketing and sales.. I get access to videos & tutorials and everything..
Http://viralurl.com/ilexx/success-university

I also have access to a FREE Internet Marketing strategy guide.. You can get access to it aswell.. Also learn how to market any business online with free advertising..
Http://viralurl.com/ilexx/marketing-team

Take advantage of FREE advertising.. This post on this forum showcases free advertising resources for any marketer…
Http://www.thefreeadforum.com/vbull/showthread.php?p=320276#post320276

More FREE Internet Marketing tips..
Http://www.ilexx.ws/freeinternetmarketing.html

I hope this helped you with what you are looking for.. It should really help though there are alot of marketing tips, strategies and information on all these pages..

To Your Success!!

Maria asks…

What is Internet marketing and how to make money from it?

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing is known as the placement of media along different stages of the customer engagement cycle through search engine marketing, search engine optimization, banner ads on specific websites, e-mail marketing, and Web 2.0 strategies.

How to make money online is to have a developed website and good products or services to offer. Leveraging traffic and making pr a leap frog will help increase viewers and customers.

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