From Trend to Traffic

Apparently, there’s been a lot written about trending for traffic, and I thought I’d share this little tidbit of information, just in case anyone has missed it. There are fewer things that get you ranked faster on page one than press releases – and document storage sites. Websites like Scribd.com and Authorstream enable you to get ranked within just a few minutes, and although short-lived, can generate traffic if you are on a hot topic.

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More Copyright Fun!

Again, I’ve had a few emails about Blackhatters who have stolen some of our readers’ content and put it on forums available to the public. We covered this with a few methods at the beginning of the month, with an article called Piracy? All is not lost. It seems, however, that we need a little more in our armoury for this type of behaviour, so I’ve some more tips for you guys today. One of the best tricks I’ve seen with this type of copyright infringement (aside from the usual DMCA takedowns) is rewarding people who actually steal the content! ...

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Refund or Provide Value?

Sometimes we get it wrong, and we have a small backlash of upset customers to deal with. More often than not, we dispatch with these irate or angry customers with a refund and an apology. Then, we hope that this is where it will end, and if they purchase again, then we hope that they will be more satisfied, and we will have done things better for them. Truth be told, these customers are the ones who can really improve your business, and tell you a lot about how to produce a winning product.

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Autoresponder Magic

Autoresponders really take the weight off you when it comes to list management, and if you are in Internet Marketing, then you need Aweber, or Get Response – or any very good list management service. There’s lots of methods in keeping your list happy, and none more so interesting that this method. When I signed up to a list the other day, I was greeted by the list owner with a regular auto response. Then two days later, they sent out a mailer which totally caught me off guard. Not because the content was alarming in any way (it was ...

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When You Suck at Planning…

There’s no shame in being scatter brained or if you rush through the planning phase of a project or product. Most entrepreneurs work frantically and at the last minute check over their whole strategy to see where they have skipped ahead or messed up. It is a common trait, and one that can be trained out of even the worst prepared person on earth. Ideas can be the making of a person – if they are actually put into practice, and progressed. Unless you plan an idea, however, they are ultimately worthless.

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