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Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 24th May 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By SmallMerchant
What To Do With This URL!

I really like this domain name I own and I don't know what the heck to do with it. I don't want to just sell it because I feel like it could be something cool.

I need inspiration!

Thanks, Nick...
Forum: Social Media 24th May 2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,001
Posted By SmallMerchant
It takes a lot of time to gain a following and...

It takes a lot of time to gain a following and make it valuable to your business. But the effort pays off if you are good and create good content.
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11th June 2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,149
Posted By SmallMerchant
Ebay Partner Network, Frustrating Rejection

Hello,

I read a lot about how to get accepted into this tough program. I put together what I felt was a quality site that complied with all of their basic requirements. Can anyone help point me in...
Forum: Ecommerce 10th November 2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,391
Posted By SmallMerchant
Products from China do offer greater profit...

Products from China do offer greater profit margins, but I would stay away from that. There are plenty of good products coming out of China, but I have tried sourcing things from there with little...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 24th October 2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,285
Posted By SmallMerchant
It depends on your goals. Do you need to earn a...

It depends on your goals. Do you need to earn a full time income, or just extra spending money?

I am not sure this industry is too hot right now. I look for businesses for sale online all of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 23rd July 2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By SmallMerchant
Instead of this one-time spam message, you would...

Instead of this one-time spam message, you would do much better for yourself but being an active member in this forum, and adding your website information to your signature.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd July 2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,126
Posted By SmallMerchant
Seems like a good business idea. I would FIRST...

Seems like a good business idea. I would FIRST make sure it is a viable way to make money, then be sure you can market the company. Start small by contracting a single person (or doing it yourself)....
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st July 2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By SmallMerchant
Welcome! Nick

Welcome!

Nick
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st July 2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,814
Posted By SmallMerchant
I think you'll have to deal with food licenses,...

I think you'll have to deal with food licenses, and perhaps other DMV issues since you'll be on the road. Unless you have busy town parks I doubt it would be worth your trouble. Check ebay or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,639
Posted By SmallMerchant
The most important directories will vary...

The most important directories will vary depending on your industry. It's best to list on directories that have to do with your industry. Even if a niche directory is less popular than a general...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By SmallMerchant
It's less expensive to do some sort of PPC...

It's less expensive to do some sort of PPC advertising, then to use an ebay store to generate leads. Try shopping comparison sites.

Nick
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th July 2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,592
Posted By SmallMerchant
Hello, You have a large selection of shoes,...

Hello,

You have a large selection of shoes, nice layout, and good pictures. This site has potential but you need to spruce it up a bit.... two things I noticed right off the bat:

1. Get rid of...
Forum: Reviews 18th July 2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,872
Posted By SmallMerchant
Looking For Reviews For Ebook

Hello,

I wrote a new eBook and am working on getting reviews for my site. The link is below.

If you are an online merchant and would be interested in a free copy, I would love to get a review...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,101
Posted By SmallMerchant
Hmm, I am not sure what you are talking about. Is...

Hmm, I am not sure what you are talking about. Is there a screenshot you can show us?

Taking a guess, perhaps they are saying that when they scanned those particular search engines, they found...
Forum: Social Media 17th July 2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,381
Posted By SmallMerchant
Wouldn't submitting the same article to multiple...

Wouldn't submitting the same article to multiple sites result in duplicate content penalization?

The obvious benefit is that your article gets in more hands, but is it worth it? Just curious.
...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th July 2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,588
Posted By SmallMerchant
I agree, you can only really compete in service....

I agree, you can only really compete in service. Although, it's popular for people to say "I would gladly pay more for better service", but I don't buy it. Most people like saving money, and we are...
Forum: Ecommerce 16th July 2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,832
Posted By SmallMerchant
You would need to get an SSL certificate...

You would need to get an SSL certificate installed on your site. There are tons of them out there. Your website host probably sells them. Where ever you get your merchant account and payment gateway,...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 16th July 2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,139
Posted By SmallMerchant
Hello, I know you said in your original post...

Hello,

I know you said in your original post that you are a research assistant. But I can tell you that if you keep asking these general questions in this forum you won't get anywhere.

If you...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 16th July 2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,956
Posted By SmallMerchant
I used them a while ago, and had no luck. I think...

I used them a while ago, and had no luck. I think it was because they were newer then. Perhaps they have a larger marketplace now.

Nick
Forum: New Member Introductions 16th July 2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By SmallMerchant
Welcome Kirk! This is a great forum. ...

Welcome Kirk!

This is a great forum.

Nick
Forum: Reviews 16th July 2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,563
Posted By SmallMerchant
Hello Justin, I have never seen anyone post...

Hello Justin,

I have never seen anyone post a radio ad here before, but what the heck.

Anyway, I was in radio for about a year (and hated every minute of it). Unlike other direct marketing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,468
Posted By SmallMerchant
Rankings Report

Hello,

Does anyone know of any good rank report services they use for seo clients? I would like to be able to plug in my clients domains and monitor them, and export a report to tell them how they...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 9th May 2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,663
Posted By SmallMerchant
We used vertical response for a long time, they...

We used vertical response for a long time, they are cheap, and it's easy to create html emails...

However, if this is introductory I would recommend adding some value to the message. One thing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,910
Posted By SmallMerchant
Hello, I don't know much about your...

Hello,

I don't know much about your business, but I think the website needs a little more explanation (perhaps graphically) that shows what you do.

Also, I agree with what someone said...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,277
Posted By SmallMerchant
Search Friendly Category Pages, CSS Issue

Hello All,

I am trying to create seo friendly category pages on my site. To do this I am adding a header on each category with a keyword rich description.

Does anyone have an issue with how CSS...
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