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Forum: Chat 12th December 2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Well, it's kind of late already, but certain...

Well, it's kind of late already, but certain websites that do promotional Christmas gifts are offering free rush production on a variety of items. You want to do something that's nice but not too...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th December 2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,240
Posted By TradeShowGuru
It's true....

It's true. But also, having content on other sites that you also have on your site is totally fine. I have all my articles on my site, but they're also published at various article sites as well.
...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 5th December 2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,305
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Great article

It's totally true. There's no better way to be social than to be human.
Forum: Small Business Conferences, Seminars & Webinars 4th December 2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,033
Posted By TradeShowGuru
I wish I could go!

I went to SES NY last year and it was great. Hopefully, I'll be going again this year! Have fun in Chicago!

Sarah
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 4th December 2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,197
Posted By TradeShowGuru
The usual...

Forum posts, twitter, wrote a couple blogs, posted a couple articles.
Forum: General Offline Marketing 2nd December 2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,652
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Hey USSDBB, Welcome! (I say welcome as if...

Hey USSDBB,

Welcome! (I say welcome as if I'm not a newbie myself :)

I agree with pretty much whateveryone else said in terms of the ideas. Define your target market, make connections,...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 2nd December 2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 30,735
Posted By TradeShowGuru
According to a survey done by the Advertising...

According to a survey done by the Advertising Specialties Institute, bags are your best bet. The survey reported that bags provide 1,038 impressions per month on average. Not bad, considering if you...
Forum: Copywriting 1st December 2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,684
Posted By TradeShowGuru
In my experience...

Speaking from a purely website based perspective, content is all the information that users/customers need to know to help them make their decision. It's things like product features, specs, sizes,...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 15th July 2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,776
Posted By TradeShowGuru
People love the promos

I went to a trade show a couple years ago and there were a couple women who were fanatical. I'm like 99% sure they didn't come for the show itself and just wanted the promos. As we were walking in,...
Forum: Viral Marketing 17th April 2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,525
Posted By TradeShowGuru
I'm using YouTube...

For a site like ours, it's helpful for us to have videos because certain products don't show so well on line.

The key to using YouTube, as with any online marketing effort is to optimize the...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 11th April 2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 41,058
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Couldn't have said it better myself!

I'm in the business of marketing promotional products and trade show giveaways, but if you want success at a trade show and real genuine leads, there's nothing better than a great personality. Here's...
Forum: Social Media 27th March 2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,699
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Sorry I'm tardy to the party...

I'm on twitter! I didn't want to be and avoided it as long as possible but I recently attended a seminar about social media marketing. Aside from being the ONLY person without an iPhone or a PDA, I...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 4th March 2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 41,058
Posted By TradeShowGuru
USB Flash Drives

I agree about the flash drives. Though they can be a bit out of the budget range for most people, they are still really really great giveaways that people want. If you can't afford a bunch just get...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 7th January 2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 100,628
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Blogo Wogo?

I don't recall if I had seen Blogo Wogo on anyone's list, but they just removed my blog because they said it was commercial. So if anyone else has been using Blogo Wogo, you might want to check and...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 4th December 2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,776
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Cookies...

The only problem that I see with cookies is that your logo goes straight in the garbage once they've unwrapped the cookies. It's like throwing money away. Granted, I love snackies on the trade show...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 6th November 2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,776
Posted By TradeShowGuru
I'm not a junkie, I swear!

They are. At least, I hope they are. I don't remember feeling stange after huffing, err...smelling them. HAHA. Regardless, there's no way not to look like a junkie when smelling a highlighter.

...
Forum: New Member Introductions 5th November 2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Hi Charles!

I work for the promotional products distributor, Motivators.com. I'll definitely get you our press releases. The site is great! I've bookmarked it and will check it constantly.

Sarah
Forum: General Offline Marketing 5th November 2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 55,856
Posted By TradeShowGuru
I agree with online reviews and freebies!

Absolutely! I recently went to the ecom expo (an online tradeshow dedicated to online promotion and marketing) and my coworkers and I watched a great speaker who talked about how much it helps to put...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 36,171
Posted By TradeShowGuru
I tend to post my articles to ezinearticles and...

I tend to post my articles to ezinearticles and go articles. Those two are my favorites, but I'm excited to look into these new sites taht you all have mentioned.

Thanks,

Sarah
Forum: Social Media 5th November 2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,788
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Personally, I stopped using myspace because it's...

Personally, I stopped using myspace because it's already so ad heavy. I was listening to the radio this morning and the morning show was talking about how Facebook is in and myspace is out. Many of...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th November 2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 100,628
Posted By TradeShowGuru
This is definitely the resource that I was...

This is definitely the resource that I was looking for! I was googling stuff for a while last week and came up with nothing, but this is perfect!

Thanks everyone!

Sarah
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,047
Posted By TradeShowGuru
LOL Lincoln. But yeah Google has definitely...

LOL Lincoln. But yeah Google has definitely cracked down on the links after their most recent big google dance. Good luck with the contest!
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 1st November 2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,776
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Oh Sonic Rocks!

They're great to give out to other people, just don't give them to anyone in your immediate vicinity. They can get annoying. And warn people not to leave them near computers or credit cards because...
Forum: Link Development 1st November 2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,047
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Haha Lincoln!

Brown eyes huh....I sincerely hope you're not left handed! Google won't recognize your existance. LOL.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,636
Posted By TradeShowGuru
Yeah, Google doesn't mess around...

There's one site that I know of that dropped PR from 4 to a 1. My guess would be no organic SEO. It seems as tho this was google's big dance and several people paid the price.
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