Archive for October, 2011

GT Bulmer | Free Online Business Directories GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Getting website traffic with free online business directories is just one way of marketing your Internet business. I submit my sites to directories and while it doesn’t produce a river of traffic, it all helps in the long run.

One of the things I like best about directories is that the traffic you get from them is usually targeted, and targeted traffic should be the aim of every Internet Marketer. The main reason it is targeted is because directories are typically categorized, so the visitors who click your link have found their way to that section of the directory by choice. They were looking for, or were interested in something specific.

To increase your chances of getting highly targeted traffic from a directory, choose only directories, or categories within a directory, where your website fits in. For example, if you are selling pet products, a personal health directory or category may not be a good choice, and vice versa. … Read the rest of this entry

How To Get Blog Traffic With Guest Blogging

GT Bulmer | How To Get Blog Traffic GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Successful Internet Marketing requires a variety of methods, including blogging, and if you want to know how to get blog traffic, Guest Blogging is one way to do it. It is free, easy and gives you a way to reach beyond your immediate audience.

The way Guest Blogging works is you write a unique article for a specifically chosen blog belonging to another marketer. You give them exclusive rights for that article and in return, you will be acknowledged as the writer of that piece and you will get a backlink pointing to your website. This will send additional traffic to your site, achieving your original purpose.

If you are an active marketer and an active writer or blogger, you might receive Guest Blogging invitations from other marketers. Alternatively, you can look for suitable blogs where you can submit a writing proposal. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Personal Development Tips GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Friends and associates know me as an avid promoter of personal development tips to help a person achieve more in their life, easier and faster. I’ve always believed that when you improve yourself, everything else falls into place.

Visitors to my websites will probably notice that I highlight Brian Tracy as a preferred source for personal development resources and inspiration. Sometimes, I think I am my own best customer! My library contains many of Brian’s great products.

Although one of my favourites is The New Psychology of Achievement audio program, in truth, I value every one of Brian’s resources and draw value from each whenever I take time to revisit them.

One common theme throughout all of Brian’s materials is the importance of time management and the practice of discipline. That will be the focus of this blog post. … Read the rest of this entry

How A Search Engine Works

GT Bulmer | How A Search Engine Works GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

When you think about the massive amount of information a search engine must go through and all the processing involved to return the desired results to you, it is truly amazing to consider just how a search engine works.

My previous post on this topic gave you a little Google Search Engine history. This post will provide some technical insight into the Internet search process.

Of course, Google isn’t the only popular search engine; others include Yahoo!, Bing, Ask, and AOL Search. Each has their own methods, procedures and practices for compiling and delivering search results, but the processes are similar in many respects. … Read the rest of this entry

A Little Google Search Engine History

GT Bulmer | Search Engine History GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Most Internet users make use of online search tools in one form or another and when thinking about search engine history, Google is often the first resource that comes to mind and is probably the most recognized of all search engines.

Personally, I was slow to begin using Google when I first started spending time online, but now I use Google’s search engine and other resources on a daily basis. I suspect many other consumers and marketers do the same.

The popularity of Google went viral not long after the service was launched in 1998. I think that was partly because of the timeliness and effectiveness of the service and partly as the result of smart marketing. Since that time, Google has become a multi-national, publicly traded company with a vast array of related services. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Search Engine Optimization Resource GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Here is a little SEO eBook that has helped me increase my website ranking and if you are interested, you can rank higher with this search engine optimization resource, too. It will teach you how to achieve success in three easy steps.

Written by SEO expert Suzanne Morrison, 3 Steps To Search Engine Success covers the basic elements of how to give the search engines exactly what they want so they will give you what you want: a higher search engine ranking resulting in more website traffic.

Successful SEO begins with choosing the right Keywords. Keyword Marketing is so vital in this new age of ever-increasing competitiveness. A lot of marketers overlook or undervalue this point, but keywords form the foundation of your search engine success, so you really must do what you need to do to get it right. … Read the rest of this entry

Forum Marketing Tips For Website Traffic

GT Bulmer | Forum Marketing GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Here are a few forum marketing tips for website traffic because I believe online marketing forums are still a good source of traffic and branding if approached properly. Forums, to me, were the forerunners to today’s social media sites.

The best way to market in online forums is to become an active and contributing member. Provide quality information, answer questions and generally be helpful in any way possible. Your aim is to establish yourself as an authority in your niche, but leave the promoting and selling to your own website.

The two most important things you should do when you join a forum, before you begin posting, is review the guidelines for that forum, and set up your member profile and forum signature. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Article Marketing Sites GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Article marketing sites can draw targeted traffic because content is still King in article directories. If you have a clear picture of who your prime prospects are and what they are looking for, you can reach out to them through directories.

Article directories exist for two main reasons. First, as a convenient repository of information for those seeking it; second, as a handy place for writers and marketers to post material that they believe will be of interest or benefit to others.

Of course, Internet Marketers quickly figured out that if they demonstrate their knowledge and expertise by posting quality articles filled with helpful insight and advice, prospects who read their articles just might be motivated to also visit their websites. And if they visit their website, they just might be motivated to buy something! . . . Read the rest of this entry

Keyword Research Tips

GT Bulmer | Keyword Research Tips GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

The first step in becoming an Internet Marketing professional is learning and applying some basic search engine optimization (SEO) skills and the first step in being an effective optimizer is reviewing a few basic keyword research tips.

The more experienced you become, the deeper you can delve into your keyword research, but in the beginning the most important thing is to effectively optimize your website and all content you create with highly targeted keywords. There are a variety of resources and keyword tools available to help you with this process.

Targeted keywords are important because that is what your best prospects will use to find their way to your website, and the bottom line to Internet Marketing, SEO and keyword research is driving qualified traffic to your site. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Email Newsletter Marketing GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Email continues to be a leading method of communication for many people, so it stands to reason that active Internet Marketers should use email newsletter marketing to help generate more free website traffic.

This method of marketing typically involves signing up with an autoresponder system, like GetResponse or AWeber, loading it with a series of articles set to be emailed to subscribers at specific intervals, and then posting a subscriber invitation or opt-in box on every page of your website.

Visitors who subscribe or opt in get added to your email list and begin receiving the pre-loaded newsletter articles at the pre-set intervals.

There are a few reasons why using email newsletter marketing is important to your online business.

The immediate reason is that it allows you to build a list of targeted prospects to which you can send occasional special offers in addition to the newsletter series they have signed up for. There is another equally important reason for getting people on your email list. … Read the rest of this entry

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