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26 Tips to Ramp Up Your Web Marketing Program

Written by David Harry   
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 13:22

(by Gabriella Sannino)

How are you boosting your traffic online? Is there a proven method? Some may tell you to buy into a program, or even go so far as to sell you one-way links. I’m not particularly an advocate of buying links, but that doesn’t mean I’m not occasionally tempted, especially when I get a (seemingly) wonderful offer for $19.99.

Truth be told, however, I’d be better off using that $19.99 to buy a couple of drinks and be patient, than to use it for paid links.

Going beyond SEO

If you’ve been thinking about paid links and are disheartened by the above, all is not lost. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most successful ways we’ve been able to boost our traffic. Perhaps you’ll find something you haven’t thought about:


 

What A Billboard Can Teach You About Your Website

Written by David Harry   
Thursday, 16 July 2009 08:48

(The following is a guest post from Te-ge Bramhall)

When I was in college, I took a class called the Psychology of Advertising. Of all the ideas shared in that class, one in particular struck me when I first heard it. The professor was talking about billboards and commented that a good billboard only tries to convey one thing to the people reading it because people only have seconds to read and process what the billboard is advertising.

 

We shall return to regular programming shortly

Written by David Harry   
Monday, 20 April 2009 22:26

Dear Bloggers - Don’t be a jackass

You know…its funny, at least to me it is. I have often sat and wondered, “WTF am I going to write” – And over the last 3 years of this public venting, mauling and musing had no answer and thus wrote butkis. Many times one gets busy or the passions aren’t flaring – the reasons are endless. But one thing you should never do…. Start friggen rambling for the sake of yer own voice (for the record I have a lovely humming voice). I mean seriously… don’t turn into a self-righteous pontificating piece of…well… U get the idea…

You see what can be even more fun, for me at least, is reading the search blogosphere, (give the writing a break). It is often educational, but far more often great entertainment than anything else. I never really read a lot of blogs early on; could be my advancing age (coming late to the game) or fact that my geeky interests were such that only a few captivated. Now? After actually writing for a few years I can see far more texture in any given publication than I ever could before…. And it’s a bloody joy… cause there really are some jack assess out there.

 

Hanging out with drunkards

One reads so much of the self-anointed drivel that it reminds me of the first time I was sober around drunken friends; “Holy crap, is THAT what I look like?”.  Considering the tenor and persona being presented isn’t something to disregard and I believe that most bloggers should really watch for it. It is hard to believe that many of the folks out there just pull crap outta the hat, throw it at the wall to see what sticks.  

Because of a lot of research that’s ongoing, side projects and other commitments, I’ve been reading more than writing…publicly at least. We sure have some.. ahem… exuberant folks out there in the internet marketing space. It is easy to see how we can become painted with like-brushes in a layer of not so complimentary colours.

 

 

Playing with Google FriendConnect

Written by David Harry   
Thursday, 04 December 2008 12:43

Playing with Google FriendConnect

Google FriendConnectI was talking to ‘the Great Balwani’, (seriously, he's great) today and he mentioned playing around with Google FriendConnect. Not to be one shy of playing with the latest toys I promptly set up the community widget (below the My Blog Log widget – lower right) and another widget to comment and rate posts…

The first one seems pretty much like the MBL one, we’ll see how it plays out (doesn’t show recent visitors to..). The other, well that seems like it will further dilute the conversation as this is a blog and we already have comments going…

So what? We can now ‘rate’ the posts? Yeah, that’s about it… I hope to see other widgets soon as the selection now is kinda lacking.

 

 

Persil White and the Seven Blogs

Written by David Harry   
Monday, 23 June 2008 10:22

The story of a Serial Blogger - by Paul Steven

Tales of  a Serial BloggerTis' time for a story. Set in a far, far away land. So, snuggle up get cosy and I'll tell you how being a serial blogger has been the most financially rewarding move I have ever made.

Y'see, a long time ago I started life as a simple SEO guy, forever cultivating my digital patch, watching in earnest as my well cared for search positions took root and sprouted into high ranking websites. Life was good but hard work as mine wasn't the only prized garden in the competition.

 

When a stranger came calling

Then one day I received a phone call from a stranger not-from-these-parts asking if I had ever contemplated running his companies weblog on a
paid-per-post service. I had partaken in the art of blogging on my own site but never taken it seriously as a written work. Because my niche is of the optimised variety, I felt more comfortable in discussing the benefits of harvesting your own organic garden than talking about the tools and methods used. There were far better commentators than myself that were by far more green-fingered than I.

 
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