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Forum: Computer Software 26th September 2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,649
Posted By dancorkill
Hi Vlad, Are you looking to upload your own...

Hi Vlad,

Are you looking to upload your own list via .csv files etc?

Do you have any existing systems that the software needs to integrate with?

How much per month are you looking to spend...
Forum: Computer Software 26th September 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,802
Posted By dancorkill
Really old post, but you would probably get...

Really old post, but you would probably get closest with Sales Force and a lot of plugins and third party apps.

In my experience the best way to integrate all these systems is simple, don't. Often...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 26th September 2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 57,142
Posted By dancorkill
Adwords is a great marketing channel. It's one...

Adwords is a great marketing channel. It's one those things though that many small businesses spend a few hours on, a few hundred dollars and think it doesn't work.

You need to make it work. Which...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 26th September 2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,495
Posted By dancorkill
Everyone Here Should Basically Read This

Practical and actionable information on how to validate your ideas in a weekend instead of spending months or years not making any money.
...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 25th September 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,824
Posted By dancorkill
If you find a niche that no-one is in, its a good...

If you find a niche that no-one is in, its a good sign its because its not profitable. Existing competitors mean people are willing to pay for the service, it should be one of the first things you...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 23rd September 2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,841
Posted By dancorkill
GA in enterprise class it used to cost thousands...

GA in enterprise class it used to cost thousands of dollars before Google bought it and made it free.

Anyone can opt out of GA http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The main reason not to use...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 20th September 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,936
Posted By dancorkill
If your website has the word "welcome" in the...

If your website has the word "welcome" in the page title and headers you are in pretty big trouble. Both from a search engine and visitor engagement perspective.

I disagree about the 250 word...
Forum: Local Marketing 16th September 2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,171
Posted By dancorkill
Keep in mind nothing is truly free, you have to...

Keep in mind nothing is truly free, you have to spend your time organising promotions and marketing. We are not doing any paid promotions currently but we are very aware our free efforts cost us our...
Forum: Local Marketing 16th September 2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,748
Posted By dancorkill
See this free ebook from Google, explains how 70%...

See this free ebook from Google, explains how 70% of people search for reviews online before they buy http://www.zeromomentoftruth.com/

There is a great video from a local business owner on there,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,971
Posted By dancorkill
A quality link is something with a bit more...

A quality link is something with a bit more authority than article directories, comments or forums. All links are good but some have a lot more power.

For example being linked to from a popular...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th September 2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,096
Posted By dancorkill
Sounds promising and I hope so for the businesses...

Sounds promising and I hope so for the businesses that do them. I note they do not list their source though or the method by which they reached this number! The number is simply too high, looking at...
Forum: Local Marketing 16th September 2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,509
Posted By dancorkill
Yes images help alot. Here is some more tips...

Yes images help alot.

Here is some more tips from a recent blog post we put up:

http://www.enchantcrm.com/google-places-optimization/

1. Fully complete the status bar of Google Places to...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th September 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,096
Posted By dancorkill
You can view Groupons financial data here...

You can view Groupons financial data here (http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1490281/000104746911005613/a2203913zs-1.htm). They have never made a profit, the reason is aggressive growth. As...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th September 2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,709
Posted By dancorkill
What did you end up choosing? Google Voice...

What did you end up choosing?

Google Voice can do a lot of what you are looking for and give you a free extra number. It can also currently make free calls to anywhere in the USA and Canada.
...
Forum: Social Media 14th September 2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By dancorkill
Yeah so many good uses besides getting business...

Yeah so many good uses besides getting business directly.

For example you have a technical problem or you need to hire a gun CS person. If you have 100 followers you can just ask them.

Twitter...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,971
Posted By dancorkill
This is pretty normal rankings fluctuate a lot...

This is pretty normal rankings fluctuate a lot before they settle down. I see clients all day go up, down then back up. It's nothing to worry about.

It's not because of anything your competitors...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,191
Posted By dancorkill
No doubt Google analyses a ton of stuff we will...

No doubt Google analyses a ton of stuff we will never know about. e.g. most of these links are posted on twitter/facebook. With Google+ they have said they are looking to fill the identity of people...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 14th September 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,837
Posted By dancorkill
Yes survey the market on your ideas. Software as...

Yes survey the market on your ideas. Software as a Service is the most lucrative business I know of. But don't spend time building it, first make sure people actually want to buy what your going to...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th September 2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 44,302
Posted By dancorkill
Wordpress on your own domain hands down. If...

Wordpress on your own domain hands down.

If you spend time building links and traffic to yourbusiness.wordpress.com or yourbusiness.blogger.com, your account can be shut down at any time and there...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 14th September 2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,824
Posted By dancorkill
Yeah scam, anyone with the words guarantee and...

Yeah scam, anyone with the words guarantee and proprietary software in the same sentence is usually trying to pull some major BS.

I do agree with outsourcing, but do your own research into SEO,...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th September 2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,351
Posted By dancorkill
BeTheBest is spot on. Most people have no idea of...

BeTheBest is spot on. Most people have no idea of their purpose on their website (or actually with a lot of things!).

The best thing is to find out their purpose then tell them how to accomplish...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th September 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,444
Posted By dancorkill
Keep going mate, don't try and make money with...

Keep going mate, don't try and make money with adsense though, you will need way too much traffic (it was a good strategy a few years ago, they don't pay enough now).

Instead find your niche,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th September 2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,356
Posted By dancorkill
I think the most important principle of SEO to...

I think the most important principle of SEO to grasp is the principal of action.

Do stuff and stuff will happen.

Too many people sit around all day wondering what the best SEO is for their...
Forum: Social Media 9th September 2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,364
Posted By dancorkill
Yes the key thing about twitters announcement is...

Yes the key thing about twitters announcement is the word "active". How they define that I don't know. The thing to realise about twitter is that most accounts on there are bots not real people.
...
Forum: Social Media 9th September 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,364
Posted By dancorkill
You might find the statistics interesting ...

You might find the statistics interesting

Only 13% of twitter users are between 18-25 and 29% of facebook users. Also this is a year old and the number of older users should be growing much more...
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