Friday, March 11, 2005

Mike Filsaime Is One Crazy Person!

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I've never seen anything like this, and if it's not yet Wednesday, March 16, you can still get in on this -

Is it just me or is Mike crazy? I mean, I'm not just saying that. But every so often, the guy gives away the whole house and everything in it. And he swears this is his last time because of his latest big investement.

So even though I don't peddle everything that comes my way, I still feel it's my duty to inform you when something of exceptional value comes my way.

It began Friday morning at midnight, and it's for 5 DAYS only. This one, I would honestly NOT miss.

It's TOO ridiculous.

I am NOT kidding. I am NOT just saying this.

The sale is HUGE and VALUABLE, and you should go there right now -

Mike's RIDICULOUS offer!

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Six Ways To Create a Keyword-Rich Domain Name

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by Syd Johnson

An effective domain name can help to brand your site. It can also communicate to your customers the types of products you sell online. An easy to remember domain that describes your services should be the goal of every site owner. Here are some techniques that you can use to create the best domain name for your company.

Describe your products or services -
One way to come up with an effective domain name is to describe your product or services. Write down every word or phrase that comes to mind when you think of your product or service. The easiest way is to keep writing for two to five minutes without stopping. It’s a creative writing technique that can yield a huge cache of keywords that you can plug into any registration application until you find a domain name that fits. This technique is effective, quick and free.

English has a large vocabulary list -
The English language has one of the largest vocabulary lists in the world. If you can’t find a way to describe a product or service, take a break, come back in a few minutes and try again. Try to see how many different ways you can say the same thing. You already have access to the vocabulary list and ideally you will know your product or service better than anyone else. Pretend that you’re describing it to a friend and in a few minutes you will have a long list of words that you can use as your domain name.

Most short words are taken -
Yes, many of the shorter words such as “men”, “women” and “book” are taken. In today’s marketplace, you can’t rely on such generic terms to bring in traffic. An effective, memorable domain name must go beyond being a novelty to being an asset that helps customers remember your site and your product. Try putting two or three words together. This will make it easier for them to come back to your site and make a purchase.

Brainstorm your way to a great domain name -
Brainstorming is the only way to get a good domain name. Whether you write, use a name generation software, a dictionary or try random words, it’s your creative approach that will give you quality results in less time.

Here are 4 easy domain name generation ideas:
1.Write about the product(s) that you plan to sell
2.Write about the topic or theme of your site
3.Write about the type of customers you want to visit your site
4.Start with one word descriptions and then add secondary words until your get an effective word or phrase that you register as your domain name.

Check out your competitor’s websites.
Are they using words that fall into a specific category like product names, rhyming words, or names of cities? These can all give you clues about what types of words and descriptions that make the best domain names for your type of service. It can also give you some clues into what works best with customers and search engines. In this case, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you just tweak it a bit to get better results.

You’ll also have words for your Search Engine Marketing Campaign
The cool thing about this technique is that it will also help you to generate a list of words that you can use later on as part of your search engine optimization campaign. Whether you plan to do this on your own or through a Pay-Per-Click service, you will be ahead of the game with a long list of keywords to choose from.

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Syd Johnson

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

10 Powerful Tips to Optimize your Google AdWords Campaign

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by Alex Timaios

Google announced in January 2005 significant changes in their popular AdWords Pay-per-Click System (PPC). In future only unique URLs per page will be displayed. If several advertisers uses the same URL (i.e affiliates of the same program), only the one with the best Ad will be displayed.

It is obvious that Google is trying to maximize the diversity in their AdWords results. Very popular Affiliate Programs, like, lead to hundreds of affiliates showing the same product with different Ads. For the affiliates using this system the "easy way to get money with affiliate programs" is now over, since it will be practically impossible to advertise just the affiliate link. Significant more effort, but also significant changes are the consequence.

The following tips can help you to get maximum benefit of your AdWords Campaigns.

1) Build your own unique "landing page" for your product. Remember that 99% of Internet users are looking for Information and thus, expect unique content from your side. Include Product pictures, Product reviews and interesting content related with your product. Use illustrative images of your product, trying to keep the load time of your "landing page" low.

2) Include a form allowing the visitor to enter his/her e-mail address in order to get more information about the product or service you are promoting. Do not sell, pre-sell. Try to build a long term "trused relationship" with your visitor. Offer free gifts or freebies to motivate your visitor to enter his/her e-mail address. Of course, consider this information confidentially. Use an autoresponder to follow-up your potential customer.

You could dedicate one e-mail to describe your product or service in detail, enhancing the value for your potential customer. Explain why this product or service will add value. If you convince your prospect that your product of service will deliver the desired value, you will make real customers from your prospects.

3) User Ad Groups to manage "keyword families". Each Ad Group should be dedicated only to one Keyword family, i.e. all variants of a Keyword choosen to advertise your product. Example, if your Keyword is "shoes", try an Ad Group with "Blue Shoes", "Red Shoes", "Mountain shoes" and so on. Use to find Keyword families. Use a high number of negative keywords to avoids clicks with no sales (i.e. -free to prevent freebies seekers to click on your ad). With the time, create a good number of selected negative keywords for your campaign.

4) Include in the text of your Ad the Keyword choosen in 3) This (key)word will be printed highlighted and will lead to a higher CTR (Click Thru Rate), lowering your costs.

5) Include in the text of your Ad a line for the Benefit of your Product, i.e. Discount, short term opportunity. Explain in few words why the customer should click your Ad.

6) Mention explicitely the price of your product or service. This will prevent freebies seekers to click on your Ad and generate costs and no sales.

7) Create at least 20 different Ad versions per Keyword Group. Monitor the CTR of each ad and finally delete all versions with low CTR, keeping the most successful Ad versions. Experts create usually hundreds of variations. Experiment, test, evaluate, change and keep only the best results.

8) Exclude the "content search" option to reach highly targeted traffic. Only in the case you have an amazing conversion rate, activate this option to maximize your profits.

9) Calculate the value per visitor on a regular basis. Just divide the achieved earnings in a given period (i.e. weekly) thru the clicks in the same period. This is your maxium CPC (Cost per Click). Adjust your maximum bid accordingly. Try to maximize profits, not just to lower the CPC.

10) Track your ads carefully. Google provides a tracking facility you can ad in your "thank you" page after each sale. Monitor closely which keywords convert and which not. Delete Keywords which obviously do not convert.

If you monitor your Ads on a regular basis and take care of the topics mentioned here, you may have a great benefit also from the new system used by Google. Try to differentiate yourself with high quality and content from your competition and enjoy your profits!

About the Author
Alex Timaios is an International Internet Marketer,
based in Germany.
He is the publisher of the Ezine -
"Marketing Tips that Empower Success"

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How to Set Your Own Goals

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by Andre Plessis

To accomplish anything in life, you will need a road map to achieve and realize your dreams. It's called goal setting. Once you have your goals in mind you will need a plan of action to help you reach those goals, whichever they are. The whole purpose of setting goals is to plan your life rather than take life as it comes.
Ninety-seven percent of the population does not set goals for two three reasons: (1) Fear is preventing them from doing so and (2) There is a risk that the goal may not be reached (3) They don't know how to set their own goals.

The most important part of goal setting is knowing what you want the most in life. The most critical part will be to achieve them and layout a plan to accomplish your dreams.

Today you have 2 choices in front of you; either you decide to set your own goals and the journey will start, or you decide not to and you will soon realize that you have not achieved what you wanted.

I know it may sound somewhat ridiculous to set your own goals and a plan of action to achieve them but as time flies by you will soon realize that I WAS RIGHT.

Here is why: How can you possibly achieve something in life if you do not have a clear plan, a road map, a detail plan of action that tells you everything about achieving your goals? How can you possibly envision your future without a clear definition of how to achieve your dreams?

Goal setting is a standard technique used by top level athletes, and successful business people all around the world. Remember, you will not pay a price for setting goals. You will pay a price for not setting them. You can choose to get caught up in the everyday activity of your life without feeling a real sense of purpose in life or you can choose to accomplish something meaningful with your life.

First you have to write down your goals and second you have to lay out your plan of actions that will determine how to you reach them. Once you have set your long-term goals, set up your short-term goals that you should complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan. You can set a 5 year plan, 1 year plan, 6 month plan, and 1 month plan of progressively smaller goals that you should reach to achieve your lifetime goals. Each of these should be based on the previous plan. Finally set a daily to do list of things that you should do today to work towards your lifetime goals.

Once you have decided your first set of plans, keep the process going by reviewing and updating your to-do list on a daily and weekly basis. Periodically review your plans, results and modify them to reflect your changing priorities, experience and accomplishments.

Be precise in setting your goals: Set precise goals, put dates, and amounts so that they are real. If you do this, you will know exactly how and when to achieve your personal goals. Have a vision that you know is unquestionably right and you will be internally driven to achieve that vision. A goal is "reasonable" when you can see the entire process needed to get to its attainment.

Write goals down: This is extremely important to if you wish to accomplish them. Goals are personals and should be shared with people that are close to you. This will give you more sense to what you do. Start mapping out your goals and review them regularly.

Set realistic goals: It is important to set goals that you can achieve if not you will give up on the idea that setting goals is the most important technique to help you achieve your dreams.

List the obstacles to overcome in accomplishing your goals.

Identify the individuals and groups you need to work with to reach your goals.

List the skills and knowledge required to reach your goal. What do you need to know?

Develop a plan of action to reach your goals.

Write down the benefits of achieving your goals. What will you get in compensation? (Monetary, freedom, more vacations, retire early, etc.)

Example of goal setting:

If you wish to make $1 million over the next 12 months, you will need to make sure first it's a realistic goal and second you need to know how to get there.

Let's assume that you product is worth $250 then it means that you need to make 4,000 sales in one year. That translate to about 333 sales per month, or 77 sales per week or 11 sales per day.

Now you will need to carefully study how many prospects you need to talk to in order for you to close 11 sales per day. You will also need to know how much advertising budget you need to spend to get so many calls per day.

If you need to talk to 100 prospects to close 10, 11 deals then your closing ratio is 10%. It also means that you need to talk to 100 people per day. Will it be cold calling or will it be generated through various advertising medium.

At the end of each day or each week you should review where you at with your goals and adjust appropriately if you do not achieve the result expected. Above I just outlined a goal but yours will have to be a lot more detailed in the execution. Just don't think that it should be as simple as I wrote down above. You need to clearly define your goals as well as the road to get there. It should be very detailed and not written down in 5 to 10 sentences. the more detailed the more serious you are and the more chances you have to accomplish your dreams.

Developing Your Marketing Plan & Sales Goals:

. Who are your customers?
. What do they buy?
. How much do they spend?
. How often do they buy?
. Where are they located? (Geography)
. Do you have a referral program in place?
. Do you have an incentive program in place?
. What do you sell?
. What are the benefits of your products or services?
. What will be the method of providing follow-up service to customers?
. What are your distribution channels?
.How many individuals or organizations will sell your products or services?
. How will they be remunerated?
. How much will your product or service cost?
. What will be your profit on each sale?
. How many sales per year/per month/per day are necessary to reach your goals?
. How will you advertise?
. What will be your advertising budget?
. Where will you advertise? (Yellow pages, TV, Internet, Newspapers etc.)
. How many calls do you need to receive to close those sales?
. What will be your ROI (Return on Investment)?
. Who is your competition?
. How do they operate?
. What do they sell?
. What are their advantages?
. What are their prices?
. Why are you better than your competition?


Failure to meet goals does not matter as long as you learn from it. Feed lessons learned back into your goal-setting program. When something is wrong fix it and get back on track with your goals. Don't let anyone disturb you or put you down. The road is long with plenty of obstacles. Once you remove those obstacles the road becomes clear and you are closer to achieving your goals.

Goal setting should be viewed as:

. Deciding what is important for you to achieve in your own life
. Have more purpose and direction in life
. Motivating yourself to great achievement
. Building your self-confidence
. Be more organized and effective
. Rewarding yourself and others around you
. Satisfaction of achievements
. Making a difference in the lives of others
. Be an example for others as well as a leader
. Accomplish amazing things in life

You should allow yourself to enjoy the achievement of goals and reward yourself appropriately.

When you have achieved a goal, take the time to enjoy the satisfaction of having done so.

Life is a journey. Life is a journey from where you are to where you want to be. You can choose your own destination. Not only that, you can choose how you are going to get there. Goal setting will help you end up where you want to be -

Andre Plessis
Author & Marketing Expert
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Monday, March 07, 2005

4 Totally Free Website Marketing Tools

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by Michael Cheney

I’ve collected some really cool free products for you that will help with your website marketing efforts. What do I want in return? Nothing! By the way – I don’t have any connection to these resources and I don’t get paid for listing them here or by you clicking on them! They are purely here for your information.

Free Tool No. 1 - How To Keep Track Of Your Google Rank Without Wasting Hours

This is a very nifty tool that let’s you keep track of where your website is listed in for your key phrases. You can also input other websites and keep track of them as well (you didn’t hear me say ‘competitors’ did you?).

Download it, install it, run it. Simple.

Free Tool No. 2 - How To Check For Broken Links

One of the things that can really annoy visitors to your website is if you have links that simply do not work. Well worry no longer! You can now insert the web address of the page you want to check and this brilliant little tool will run off and check every link on your page to make sure that it works okay – how cool is that?!

Free Tool No. 3 - How To Check The Speed Of Your Homepage

It’s essential that your homepage is optimised so that it loads up on people’s screens as quickly as possible. You can use this handy tool to simulate how long it takes your homepage to load up at different connection speeds. The tool will also provide you with some handy tips on how you to speed up your homepage.

Free Tool No. 4 - Free Web Tutorials, Reference Materials and Resources For Your Website

Whether you have created your own website or someone else has built it for you the following resource is a great place to learn more about web development. Even if you don’t develop your own website you can access the free, simple tutorials to grasp the basics of web design.

The site has lots of free tools you can just copy and use straight on your website, tutorials on different aspects of web design and bulletin boards where you can discuss problems with other website owners.

Enjoy the freebies!

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Michael Cheney is the Author of
"The Website Marketing Bible"TM

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