Archive for July, 2012

GT Bulmer | Better Search Engine Placement GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central | GT @ Google+

Here is a snippet of search engine insight that I don’t know if it will help you, or confuse you more than you may already be regarding how to make the search engines happy and get better search engine placement.

There was a time when a high number of backlinks helped you do well in the search engines. But the algorithms changed and sheer volume of links was no longer good enough.

Then it became important to get quality backlinks. That is, links from good quality sites that were very similar and highly relevant to your own site. This apparently told the search engines that other sites liked your site and were willing to recommend it to their visitors.

But then the algorithms changed and now it is no longer good enough to simply have relevant links on high quality sites. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Web Hosting Solution GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central | GT @ Google+

Serious Internet Marketers need the dependability of a domain hosting service that understands the needs of business and Bluehost is a web hosting solution used and trusted by millions of people around the world.

Bluehost is one of the hosting providers that I use on an ongoing basis and in the several years I have been using them, I have never had a problem. As a home business enthusiast, that is very important to me.

When I launched my online business almost five years ago it was my intent from day one to work on developing a professional image. Even though I had no experience with online marketing, I understood the value and importance of branding yourself and your business, and to my thinking, it was vitally important to launch with your own domain name and your own website. … Read the rest of this entry

How to Improve Productivity

GT Bulmer | How to Improve Productivity GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central | GT @ Google+

People tend to waste more time than they should when conducting their Internet home business activities, but I think that most people would like to learn to be more efficient and would benefit from a few tips on how to improve productivity.

I know from personal experience how easy it is to get sidetracked or distracted by non-essential activities, and how hard it can be to stay focused and on task. Sometimes, we just need to get a better grasp of the principles involved in becoming more efficient.

In my efforts to promote and sell products from Brian Tracy International, I end up purchasing some of the resources, both for research purposes and for my own personal benefit. Recently, I bought Brian’s book, Reinvention (with bonuses).

Here are four highlights from the section in the book that covers the Law of Forced Efficiency. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Internet Marketing Resources GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

A big part of establishing yourself as a leader in your home business niche is showing your targeted prospects and customers that you can help them solve their problems. Recommending beneficial resources is part of that process.

The article directory on the website is one of the Internet Marketing resources that you should be using personally and that you should also be recommending to your prospects and customers.

If recommending this directory simply for the value of exposure that it offers is not a good enough reason for you, today I will give you an additional incentive for telling others about it. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Forum Posting GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Online forums were the predecessors to today’s popular Social Networking sites and while forums may not offer the full range of features found on the “new” social sites, forum posting can still be very rewarding.

In fact, if you approach business and marketing forums the right way, they can be highly beneficial to your home business and Internet Marketing activity. Today, I am going to tell you about the Entrepreneur Forums, a friendly entrepreneur community, where your participation can be doubly rewarding.

The Entrepreneur Forums can be found on the site and any registered forum member (it’s free) who posts comments in any of the discussion threads automatically gets entered into Evan’s Triple Crown Contest (TCC). … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Submit an Article GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Just as a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, your chance to win a prize in the Triple Crown Contest on the site can begin when you submit an article to Evan’s popular article directory.

The directory is free, it gets an impressive amount of monthly traffic, and if you offer quality and value in your article, readers will be motivated to visit your website to see what else you have to offer.

Oh, yeah; and then there is the contest. There are three categories in the Triple Crown Contest (TCC). You can win prizes in each category and you can also win the coveted Triple Crown prize by leading in all three categories. You can read about this in greater detail in my previous post, Promote Your Business With This Cool Contest.

Today’s post will touch on the “Approved Articles” category and using Article Marketing to promote your business. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Promote Your Business GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Here is a unique way to promote your business. It encourages you to use some marketing techniques that you should always be using anyway, and it gives you the chance to win some prizes because it is a cool contest.

And it’s FREE! It is the Triple Crown Contest (TCC), sponsored by Evan Carmichael on his website. Evan has patterned his TCC after the Triple Crown award earned by baseball players who lead their league in three major categories (home runs, runs batted in, and batting average).

The difference is that the website is focused on small business and entrepreneurship, so Evan’s three contest categories reflect this focus. … Read the rest of this entry

Try This Email Autoresponder Free

GT Bulmer | Email Autoresponder GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. I’ve been promoting the GetResponse email autoresponder system for years because of the value, but I completely forgot there is a FREE TRIAL OFFER for those who want to test it first!

The primary purpose of an autoresponder is to help you automate your email marketing and simplify the technical aspects of it. I can’t imagine what home based Internet Marketers did before systems like GetResponse were made widely available.

When you use GetResponse, you can quickly create professional newsletters designed for email. It takes just minutes to create and send them to your subscriber list and then the system will track the results for you. It’s a great way to test the effectiveness of your presentations and pitches. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Social Marketing GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

This is the third installment in a series of three posts covering some of the obstacles to home Internet business success. The first was about Competition; the second, Search Engine Optimization; and this one, Social Marketing.

The obstacle of Social Marketing – that is, using Social Media, like Facebook, Twitter and IM faceplate, to connect with potential prospects and build your brand – can be a big challenge for Internet Marketers.

When Social Media first started to catch the attention of online marketers, many had a rough time adapting because you can’t approach Social Marketing the same way as traditional marketing. … Read the rest of this entry