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Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th September 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,227
Posted By Michael Lake
Great points. I think an added benefit of...

Great points. I think an added benefit of purchasing info products is, if nothing else, to see what type/quality of content others are producing and selling both in and outside of your niche.

I'll...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 16th August 2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,675
Posted By Michael Lake
YOUR Greatest Fear

I'd really like your help...

I'd like to ask you a question that would be a great one for you to ask your customers/prospects relative to your product or service. It can give you tremendous...
Forum: Ecommerce 16th August 2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,298
Posted By Michael Lake
I use 1Shoppingcart. It has emailing, database...

I use 1Shoppingcart. It has emailing, database and pretty broad solutions for auto-responders, product manipulation, and linkage to the other components that you'll need. I also use PowerPay as my...
Forum: Ecommerce 16th August 2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,045
Posted By Michael Lake
E-commerce and e-business are very broad...

E-commerce and e-business are very broad categories. I think the amount of commerce that is done on-line will only increase. Without a doubt. One area in particular that is exploding is information...
Forum: Sales 16th August 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,975
Posted By Michael Lake
Try to think of specific aspects of your...

Try to think of specific aspects of your electronics business and the people who would be attracted to those areas. Most businesses want to be as wide as possible, thinking that that will get them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th August 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,512
Posted By Michael Lake
This isn't exactly cutting edge, but I strongly...

This isn't exactly cutting edge, but I strongly recommend writing a blog. Don't use someone else's server like wordpress.com, but attach a blog to your site. Use it not just for SEO, but to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th August 2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By Michael Lake
I always recommend that small businesses spend...

I always recommend that small businesses spend the time doing SEO for themselves. You know your business and should know the phrases people are typing into the search engines to find you.

Think...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th August 2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,327
Posted By Michael Lake
Narrow your niche

I agree with smallbizmkter in that you need to better define your terms. You'll probably never live long enough to come up organically on just the word "Financial". Adding "Alaska" will help.

You...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 26th May 2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,871
Posted By Michael Lake
What Is Your ONE Question For The Marketing Genie?

You found a lamp this past weekend containing a genie who can solve ANY marketing problem for your business. But you only get ONE wish. What ONE problem relating to your marketing would you ask him...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 8th January 2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,459
Posted By Michael Lake
Rules and exceptions to the best day

I too have heard and experienced that Tuesdays are best followed by Thursdays. But I was sent an email at 4AM on New Years Day by none other than Dan Kennedy, the guru's guru of marketing.

I have...
Forum: Radio Advertising 5th January 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,072
Posted By Michael Lake
Selling radio by qualifying - not "selling"

In my experience with clients looking to advertise, I wouldn't say there's been any fear of radio, especially since the price of radio is so much cheaper than TV. People look at radio as the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 5th January 2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By Michael Lake
Greetings From New York!

Hello everyone. This looks like a great community. I'm a marketing guy located a couple hours north of New York City who is very interested in what small business owners think and the things they...
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