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What Is SoLoMo?

What Is SoLoMo?

SoLoMo? Social. Local. Mobile.  It is the future. The internet is full of acronyms, and in fact the internet really took off on the back of a famous acronym, AOL or America Online.  AOL helped change the way that people communicate with one another.  They made it easy for anyone to have a free email account and send a message to another person in minutes, not days.  We are in the midst of another massive change in the way we communicate. The mobile revolution has put the power of the internet in the palm of our hand and the way we buy things and communicate with businesses and each other will never be the same. Social Humans are social animals.  Humans need other humans.  Our success has been based on coming together to accomplish shared goals for mutual benefit.  We also enjoy the companionship of like minded people and so we form communities and networks and groups.  These relationships with like minded people give us the freedom to trust their opinions much more than we do people outside our circles.  We are much more likely to try something new if someone we trust has recently tried it and liked it. Local For most people, the internet has replaced the Yellow Pages.  It has been reported that 97% of consumers search online for the things that they want to buy.  Frequently people will research their purchase online and then go to the store and pick it up.  Consumers research products, compare prices, read reviews and then even find directions to retail locations online, but they still prefer to go and...
Google Plus Goes Local

Google Plus Goes Local

Google created a lot of “buzz” around Google Plus, their most recent social networking platform.  The growth rate of the user base has far exceeded all social networks of the past, but many people debate about it’s overall level of success.  Loyal Google fans recognize the social media site as a unique from Facebook and Twitter despite the frequent comparisons.  Businesses are especially finding that have a Google Plus Local Business Page can add substantial marketing and branding power to their online presence and mobile marketing efforts.  Google Places now show up in Google Plus Local, but it is important for local businesses to make sure that they understand a few things about the switch. Social Authority Google Places was created as a replacement to the old fashioned yellow pages and a way to add businesses to Google Maps.  Not only can the information be found from any internet enabled device, it is continually updated with current information and includes Google Places reviews and photos.  Google Plus Local will allow businesses to truly interact with their customers with verified reviews from Google Plus users and a more photos and videos.  Google Plus Local Pages can also be organized into Google+ circles to allow for filtering and searching with ease. Connect With Customers Google Business Listings will show up through a variety of different searches and not only when someone specifically requests information for a location.  Expect to see Google Plus Local Pages when users search Google Maps, Google Plus and Google.com.  It is also quite likely that Google Local Listings will be prevalent when users search using Google Mobile apps and when using Android devices....

CommentLuv Enabled DoFollow Blog

DoFollow Backlink Love I installed the free CommentLuv WordPress plugin recently.  I did not opt for CommentLuv premium at this time.  I do like the features that come with the premium version, but I don’t buy many premium plugins and I am still undecided about this one.  The free CommentLuv plugin allows some of the main benefits such as DoFollow links for those who leave comments on your blog.  The free CommentLuv plugin allows you to require visitors to register as a user in exchange for DoFollow links and allowing them to choose from their 10 most recent posts and the plugin also has a setting to allow these features for everyone.  This blog allows anyone to leave a comment and get a DoFollow link to their choice of their 10 most recent posts.  This is a Commentluv enabled DoFollow blog. Premium Plugin The Social Enticements feature is one of the most attractive features of CommentLuv premium.  This feature can help your content go viral on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.  When users share your content they will be given even more flexibility and backlink juice when creating backlinks to their sites which makes your site a better place for them to come and leave comments.  Social media sharing can bring traffic to your sites from the social media sites and is also a contributing factor in search engine algorithms.  Social media is a great traffic source. CommentLuv Premium delivers several other premium features including a couple of different anti-SPAM features that can be especially helpful.  Many people worry about making their blog DoFollow or adding a plugin like CommentLuv because...

How To Succeed At Affiliate Marketing

  Choose a niche. Having a specific target audience will help you to succeed at affiliate marketing.  When you are promoting anything, you chances of success increase dramatically when you are communicating with the right audience.  If you want to make money online fast you need to find people who are ready to buy.  People spend money online in a wide variety of different niches.  With proper research you can probably find something you are passionate about to promote effectively. When you are promoting something you are passionate about you will be more enthusiastic and the work will be easier.  The best way to know exactly what your customer wants is to be your own first customer.  A major key to your success in niche marketing is keyword research Find an offer to promote. Affiliate programs exist for nearly every product imaginable.  You can chose to sell physical products or you can sell information products.  In some cases you can find physical products with relatively low competition and a decent amount of search volume.  Information products can be very profitable and rewarding because they can help people instantly solve their problems.   CPA offers can be an easy way to get started.  You can find high quality  CPA offers and get paid even if you don’t make any sales.  Choose your offers carefully because in order to succeed at affiliate marketing it is important that you only promote quality products so you don’t ruin your reputation. Create quality content. You can create niche web sites, niche blogs, Facebook fan pages, viral ebooks, social networking accounts,  email marketing campaigns and much more to...

15 Ways to Build Your Subscriber List

Email marketing can be profitable for any business, no matter what kind of product or service you offer. It is significantly cheaper than other advertising methods and, if done right, helps build loyalty and trust with customers. As a result, you generate more sales and more profits! The foundation for successful email marketing is a targeted, permission-based email list. Marketers call contact lists their “goldmine” because it can generate much of their sales revenue. If you’ve built up a list of opt-in subscribers that are qualified and interested in what you have to offer, then you’ve completed the first step and are on your way. Now it’s time to “mine” for gold! Below you’ll find several list-building and retention ideas that will help you get the best results from all your email marketing activities: Provide useful, relevant content. Your visitors will not give you their email addresses just because they can subscribe to your newsletter free of charge. You have to provide unique and valuable information that will be of interest or use to them. Add a subscription form to every page on your website. Make sure it stands out so it is easy to find. If it doesn’t look cluttered, you may want to include more than one on some pages. For instance, if your opt-in form always appears in the top-left corner of your site, you may want to add one at the end of your most popular articles. Add subscription forms to your social media pages. Make sure that you don’t waste this valuable source of revenue opportunities. Integrate your sign-up forms with Facebook and more!...