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Forum: Selling Ad Space 26th April 2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,668
Posted By NobleRiver
Test it out

What you need to do is to target one niche or micro niche with your idea. If you can draw visitors, you can draw advertisers too.

If you are planning on drawing users using SEO alone, you need...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 6th April 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,074
Posted By NobleRiver
There will a lot of people who want to get free...

There will a lot of people who want to get free service! Converting them to paying clients will take more than free services!

I have a website audit on my page too. People use it only to see how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th April 2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 117,024
Posted By NobleRiver
Everyday, I get emails...

I get emails forwarded to me by clients...

emails from people offering to do SEO ...
emails send from gmail addresses ...

claiming they have 250 people(sic) working in their office...

250...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,559
Posted By NobleRiver
Useful Social Media List

I have a few more here. Only some of them may be of use to you in terms of attracting traffic.

http://nobleriver.com/tools/social-media.aspx
Forum: Viral Marketing 22nd March 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,136
Posted By NobleRiver
John, Have a professional write the ad for...

John,

Have a professional write the ad for you. Make it irresistible and they will come(click!).

People dont take action because of fear. Remove that fear and they will take action.

Deep...
Forum: Viral Marketing 18th March 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,136
Posted By NobleRiver
and you website?

Just wondering what kind of a website you are making and how much money u r putting into it.

Deep.
Forum: Viral Marketing 18th March 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,136
Posted By NobleRiver
facebook may be your best bet.

Simply put, you should try Facebook.

You can isolate the right demographic you need and target you ads at them.

Lemme know if you need help.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th March 2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,100
Posted By NobleRiver
Chamber of Commerce ?

Some people do require you to have a resale license.

I am sure in your case, its just a mistake. Call them to clarify.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 17th March 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 28,100
Posted By NobleRiver
Use an AutoResponder

Use an AutoResponder.

1) They can give you the code to put on your webpage.
2) The data goes directly into a database hosted by the provider.
3) You can either see who has entered or you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,827
Posted By NobleRiver
Sitemaps and Robots.txt

1) Use Sitemap.
2) If you've given your website on the signature here, it may already be indexed.
3) Use robots.txt.

If you need explanation about any of these, go to...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,328
Posted By NobleRiver
Another aspect that helps

If this is not the home page, you can have the keywords in the Anchor Tag pointing to the page.

And then you can use some more of that copywriting genius to create a sort of a summary with those...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 17th March 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By NobleRiver
Having a blog pointing back to your site should...

Having a blog pointing back to your site should not hurt.

It will also give you a chance to get your message across to your audience.

If you are sole professional, blogging can get tedious, if...
Forum: Local Marketing 17th March 2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 71,333
Posted By NobleRiver
Yes, Craigslist works!

Craigslist works for those whose prospects frequent Craigslist.

Pure and Simple.

If you have the right message at the right time for the people in Craigslist, Craigslist works for you !
...
Forum: New Member Introductions 16th March 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By NobleRiver
How to get the most out of this forum

Hi GB,

Welcome,

The easiest way to get the most out of this forum is to provide the most detailed questions. clarify your situation and then ask us a question.

If possible, provide...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th March 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By NobleRiver
I leave my cell phone at home when I want to relax

I found out that the only way to relax is if I leave my cell phone (read computer) at home so I have no way to check my emails.

I am by nature an over-deliverer. I was in the habit of replying to...
Forum: Print Advertising 15th March 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,332
Posted By NobleRiver
How can you quantify effectiveness?

If you were asking me to participate in your idea, I would want to know how much it will cost and how much will my returns be.

If you can quantify effectiveness and find the right price point(it...
Forum: Print Advertising 15th March 2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,636
Posted By NobleRiver
PTF has got it right

Read the post by PTF one more time. It is worth its weight in Gold.

Most people advertise with "me" in mind. You need to advertise with "you" in mind.

Can you scan your ads and put it up...
Forum: Sales 13th March 2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 48,691
Posted By NobleRiver
Dude, First, clarify your question. If you...

Dude,

First, clarify your question. If you expect a good answer, you need to ask a good question.

That said, the first three answers were on the dot.

Sell something to somebody what they...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 13th March 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,805
Posted By NobleRiver
I see why it may be useful

Its catering to a crowd just like ebay. You are competing against many who may be looking for such deals. And if you can really get MGM Grand for $55, then I think it may be worth it.

Also, I...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 13th March 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,805
Posted By NobleRiver
Its catering to a crowd just like ebay. You are...

Its catering to a crowd just like ebay. You are competing against many who may be looking for such deals. And if you can really get MGM Grand for $55, then I think it may be worth it.

Also, I...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 11th March 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By NobleRiver
#1 Start a blog.

Don't worry about making money just yet.

Start a blog and start writing. About anything you know. And once you have a visitors, you will know what to sell them. Once you have 1000+ visitors a...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 11th March 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,098
Posted By NobleRiver
Start Networking

Networking is the best way to go about finding your initial customer. Attend networking events or if you cant find some, start one of your own.

Then go on Facebook and establish a presence.
...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 11th March 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,697
Posted By NobleRiver
I didn't do it.

Hi ,

I designed and administer the website for a local specialty grocery store in Richmond,Va. At one point of time, we considered selling online.

Sorry, but the numbers just didn't add up....
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 11th March 2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,549
Posted By NobleRiver
Glad you like my idea

Theresa,

1) About the high return rate.
Display a few rings together on the screen; and let the user pick the best one. If possible, you could show it as worn on a hand.

2) About the user...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11th March 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By NobleRiver
What's your website?

Welcome,

Could you elaborate on what your product or service is?
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