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Forum: Ecommerce 2nd January 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,142
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Great tips! Stick to things like social media,...

Great tips! Stick to things like social media, forums, blogging and you will get all the traffic (and sales) you need eventually.There are no short cuts to internet wealth.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 2nd January 2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,733
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I recommend you check out "Action Pop Up" plugin...

I recommend you check out "Action Pop Up" plugin for Wordpress.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 2nd January 2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,205
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
A blog is just a content management system.Blogs...

A blog is just a content management system.Blogs are loved by search engines because they are updated often with fresh content.In time, links to your content will show up in the search results and...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 2nd January 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,790
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
If I get comments on my blog that has nothing to...

If I get comments on my blog that has nothing to do with the post, I will not approve them.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 29th August 2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,020
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Yes, they work but you must send your subscribers...

Yes, they work but you must send your subscribers information that is valuable.No point in sending only marketing pitches, thatīs not why they signed up.
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,269
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Good points.It takes a lot of practice to get it...

Good points.It takes a lot of practice to get it right.What about those who donīt have English as their first language? They make grammatical mistakes so their copy will never be top-notch.

Their...
Forum: Social Media 28th August 2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,594
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
The best way to learn about social networking is...

The best way to learn about social networking is to read "The Authority Black Book" by Jack Humphrey. http://www.authorityblackbook.com/
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,245
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Forum marketing is very effective.When you use...

Forum marketing is very effective.When you use "do follow" -forums your links will count toward pagerank and you also learn a lot by visiting forums daily.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 28th August 2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,316
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I have not used internet directories (do you mean...

I have not used internet directories (do you mean classified ad sites?) but concentrated on other ways to get organic traffic to my blogs by writing quality content.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 28th August 2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,247
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
As an edition to my post, I would add that you...

As an edition to my post, I would add that you could also set up an html opt-in form and use the articles as content and recommend some of your affiliate products.
Forum: Social Media 25th August 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I use only Twitter and the most important thing...

I use only Twitter and the most important thing is not to over promote your own stuff, submit interesting and useful links from other people as well.I submit my own links 1 out of 10 and it works...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 25th August 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,589
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I agree with Josh, always use double opt in and...

I agree with Josh, always use double opt in and there will be no more problems.You will have proof that they have requested to receive your information.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th August 2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,247
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I recommend you get a blog (a self hosted...

I recommend you get a blog (a self hosted Wordpress blog).It has lots of benefits compared to a static website.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th August 2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,359
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
This is the risk of not having your own domain...

This is the risk of not having your own domain and hosting, they can shut you down whenever they feel like it and without any warning.I have heard this happen to lots of marketers.The only thing you...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 16th August 2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,227
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Good information.Itīs also important to do...

Good information.Itīs also important to do research before joining anything on the internet.So many scams these days.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th August 2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,298
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
The hardest part with a blog is to come up with...

The hardest part with a blog is to come up with interesting content every day.I often come to forums to see what people are talking about and asking for help about.This gives me lots of tips for new...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th August 2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,988
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I have 4 Wordpress blogs at the moment and would...

I have 4 Wordpress blogs at the moment and would never go back to the old static pages any more.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th June 2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,878
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Good points.With so many (hundreds) of social...

Good points.With so many (hundreds) of social media sites itīs impossible to participate in all of them.Therefore, I have concentrated on a few big ones in my niche that I try to use every day...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th June 2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,755
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
90% are using Google for searching online.Bing is...

90% are using Google for searching online.Bing is going to have a hard time breaking that trend.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 17th June 2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 34,955
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
"How To" articles work very well.People are...

"How To" articles work very well.People are looking for ways to solve problems.
Forum: Link Development 16th June 2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,528
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
For internet marketers there is IM Top Blogs list...

For internet marketers there is IM Top Blogs list with only "do follow blogs" It can be found here: http://www.winningtheweb.com/im-top-blogs/
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,389
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Hi Lori, do you use any other way of tracking...

Hi Lori, do you use any other way of tracking your stats? I use a free service called Statcounter (statcounter.com).It has a wide range of different statistics like keyword analysis, recent keyword...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,497
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
I recommend a keyword rich one line clickable...

I recommend a keyword rich one line clickable "ad".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,700
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Donīt use mass submission services even though...

Donīt use mass submission services even though they promise to submit your site to 100,000+ sites and directories, the traffic is useless if you get any and your links will come from totally...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,959
Posted By Tom Lindstrom
Marketing a website or blog is all about having...

Marketing a website or blog is all about having relevant content that your visitors find useful and solves a problem they have.Concentrate on writing content (or hire a ghostwriter) and post on your...
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