First of all To be successful on the Internet with a business, you have to incorporate both online and off line promotion. Here is a small but easy way to do this!
However If you operate or own a website, then you know that you have to promote both on and off the web. You have to incorporate these two factors in order to be fully successful with an E-commerce business.
What I am going to tell you is to put a few top sellers in an auction, either fixed or auction type. This is to gain a large amount of viewers since the product is “hot” and they will want to purchase it.
The key to this ploy is to put links on your auction site that direct viewers to your site that carries your whole product line. When this happens correctly your traffic will Explode and with all targeted viewers.
You might not be making much money with the E-bay items that sell, but if you do it correctly the profit you make from these targeted viewers will far outweight the small profit margins.
Therefore there are loads of ways to promote your site for free. In this article you can find some useful tips to drive traffic to your site… at no cost at all!
You’ve put loads of effort in designing a site. You’ve added eye catchers and promotions to grab your visitor’s attention. And now you’re waiting… waiting for those visitors to come.
There are many ways to attract visitors to your site. You could of course spend a lot of money buying advertisements and promotion tools… Why not try it the FREE way first? You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Furthermore you know, Rome wasn’t build in one day, neither is a continuous traffic stream… Try each method to decide what (combination) works best for your site.
Never put all your efforts into only one kind of advertising – you don’t want to reach the same potential visitors over and over again.
There are numerous ways to get your web site seen around the net without spending a dime. Listing them all would probably take hours. I’ve narrowed it down to the ones I think are the most important:
* Get your site listed in search engines en directories. Make sure to check your web site’s ranking to know whether or not this type of free promotion is right for you.
* Trade links with other web sites. Make your link description as attractive as possible. You’ll want people to click it! It’s a good idea to design an button and/or banner for your site to offer to your potential link partners.
* Design an attention-grabbing banner and spread it all around the web. There are loads of free banner-exchange services on the net.
Besides that, listing them all would take hours, that’s why I’m not going to. The above ones will be a good start. Just give them a try, and you’ll be amazed. (Use an ad tracker to find out which free traffic generating system works best for you.)
Your Information Technology Career: Certification vs.
Whether you’re just starting your Information Technology career, or wanting to get further ahead in your current IT career, you have probably thought about earning one of the many popular computer certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification,
or the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) cert.
A major point of frustration for individuals pursuing one of these certifications is a possible lack of experience with these technologies. Many future CCNAs or MCSEs simply stop trying to earn their certification,
feeling that their lack of experience will hold them back.
Adding to this are those in IT who will stop everything they’re doing at the drop of a hat to stomp on the dreams of others. I recently saw a post by an IT newcomer on a popular website where he declared his intention of earning his CCNA.
Within minutes, several naysayers popped up and told him that he shouldn’t bother, it wouldn’t do any good due to his lack of experience, etc. (Did you ever notice that people who bash certifications generally don’t have any themselves?)
Because I am in no way discounting the importance of experience. What I am saying is that every single one of us was a beginner at one point, and a lot of IT professionals forget this.
None of us was born knowing everything we know today, and we shouldn’t spend any time dismissing the goals of others in the IT field, or those just breaking in.
Also I am speaking from experience on this point. I had a tough time breaking into the IT field, and made a lot of calls and knocked on a lot of doors before I got in.
I found out later that the reason I got that entry-level job is that I had a
professional certification where the other candidates did not.
The pursuit of certification is the pursuit of knowledge, and in our field, you can never have too much knowledge. If your work is strictly on the Local Area Network side, don’t let that stop you from pursuing a CCNA.
If you work exclusively on the WAN side, don’t let that stop you from going after your MCSE. If you’re just breaking into Information Technology, don’t let a lack of experience prevent you from studying for your A+,
Because one day, opportunity is going to knock – and the more you know, the readier you’ll be to answer that knock! Use your long-range vision to envision the day when you will have both experience and certification –
Have you noticed around the American bank holidays, like July 4th & Thanksgiving, your Adsense income takes a nosedive? Do you wonder how you can make the most of these holidays and actually maximise your income?
These income nosedives are something I’ve noticed particularly over the past year and each time is happens my heart is in my mouth as my Adsense income plummets and I wonder if it’s ever going to return to more normal levels. Of course, it does,
just what has happened to your normal income levels.
If you’ve been making money with Adsense for any time at all – you’ll know that your Adsense income can be unpredictable to say the least. From one day to the next you can experience quite big fluctuations for no apparent reason.
You may well have noticed that particular days of the week are far better than others – this will depend on the particular niche that your site is in.
For me, my best days are Wednesdays, with Saturdays & Sundays being particularly quiet. For my daughter’s site, she often has better days at the weekends.
There are now advertising programs that target ads specifically to the site that the person is viewing. They are called contextual advertising programs because they search through the context and content of a page and identify keywords.
They return ads to that page that the program believes would be relevant and interesting to the viewer. For example, if you are visiting a website on low fat recipes, you might find ads about low fat products or weight loss products.
Website owners aren’t the only ones using this form of advertising to generate revenue.
You’ll see these ads on search engine pages themselves. For example, on Google, the ads appear in a column on the right hand side of the results page.
The keywords you enter in the search box are used to target ads to you. Advertisers are hoping that the short ad they supply will lure you to their site, where hopefully you’ll either order their product or use their service.
Website owners can now earn money by allowing contextual advertisers to
place ads on their webpages.
The more people visit and click the ads, the more money the advertisers will pay to the website owner. Many website owners make a considerable stream of income from these programs.
But the ads have to be well targeted in order to get people to click. Which is why right now there is so much excitement about a new contextual advertising program being tested and prepared for the market.
Everyone out there making money on contextual advertising is waiting to see if the Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) product will return better results than the leading Google Adsense product.
A group of users were invited to trial the product and the reviews on blogs and postings all over the web are somewhat consistent on one aspect.
As of now, it seems that YPN is not returning ads that are as relevant as the ones that Adsense users are finding. For example, one blogger reported that on a website on PHP programming, YPN returned ads for a florist and for a phone service provider.
The blogger couldn’t understand what words the YPN program picked up for the florist. But it was the word ‘hello’ that apparently signaled the ads regarding the phone service.
Additionally, some users have complained that YPN doesn’t seem to update earnings and visitor information as often as Adsense. So website owners have to wait to learn if changes they have made have actually impacted the visitors that they get.
However, although neither program will release payment schemes until you register as a user, it seems that YPN is paying more per click than Adsense. But the feeling is that payments will be made more appealing long enough to get website owners to switch from Adsense to YPN,
Some argue that in the long run it won’t matter if YPN pays more if they can’t improve their ad relevancy because they won’t get the number of clicks from visitors to see a real difference in their earnings.
As YPN is being tested, they are getting opinions and feedback from the participants. So in time, the service may be improved. However, competition for Adsense is a healthy thing.
It will force both companies to continually strive to improve their service and offerings so that webmasters can continue to benefit from a healthy stream of income in the future.