Video Advertising

Advertising your videos

Hi everybody,

Affiliate programs are marketing tools used by vendor sites such
as amazon.com. Basically, you need to sign-up for the program
and they will give you an affiliate ID number. You will receive
instructions on how to create links to their website from your
own website or written article. You can even create links to
specific products on their website. When a person clicks on the
link you made, the vendor site takes note of the reference
number and your ID number. If the customer buys from the vendor,
you are given a commission. In short, you promote their website
and products. Once you have it set up, you just wait for the
money to come in. Also, affiliates get discounts and bonuses
based in the quantity of traffic that they are able to direct to
the vendor site.

Autoresponders are the answering machines of the internet. Say,
you have a number of products on the internet up for sale. These
products are technologically challenging to most people so you
will need to provide detailed information on how to operate and
maintain the devices. If you do this on your website, chances
are you will have a design problem since this will require large
amounts of space on the webpage. With autoresponders, you can
place a link for all the nitty-gritty stuff and a pre-composed
email message will be sent to the one who requested it. You can
place a form where they can write down their email address and
place the link below it. You will need to do the
pre-composing of those automatic replies too.

Autoresponders can be used in many ways. Aside from answering
queries for detailed information requests, autoresponders can
also be used as correspondence trackers. Different websites
offer autoresponders with different functions. Some of these
sites offer autoresponder services for free.

If you happen to have an existing website, you can correspond
with another website to have your banner placed on their site.
In exchange, you will need to accommodate their banner on your
site. The same is true for links. You can place a link to
another site while the webmaster of that site can place a link
to your site. If you don’t have a banner, you can search for
free or paid banner maker utilities in the web.

Internet classified adds are an available option for promoting
your website. Some classified ads websites give away their
services for free.

If you want to become a big vendor site, the way to go about it
is through e-commerce. This entails setting up shopping carts
for your customers so they can note down their orders. You will
also need to analyze your payment system. Of course, you will
need to accept payments from major credit cards but you can
allow or deny payments made by check, paypal or money order.

Electronic magazine or E-zines are newsletters that get sent
regularly to a list of e-mail recipients. These recipients are
subscribed to the E-zine so spamming is not an issue. You need
to have an article about your product handy and several links
embedded within it just in case the subscriber decides he wants
your pocket knife.

With mailing lists, you send out a bunch of emails to a target
audience. This is where spam usually comes from. One form of
mailing list let’s the consumer decide whether he/she wants to
be in your mailing list. This is called the opt-in mailing list.
I like this list.

There are still a number of money making ideas and utilities
that have not been covered here. To tell you frankly, there are
just too many of them to mention. Why not browse around and take
a look for yourself. Researching and reading material can be a
tedious a process, but the knowledge that you gain it from it
might be just what you need to set-up or improve your own
internet business.

To your success,
Paul Rafferty

P.S. While there are many money makers out there, beware of
those that claim to be able to teach you how to earn yourself
thousands in a single week. For one thing, they charge you for
it before you can even try.

How to get your site listed

Quick Site Indexing

Hi everybody,

Getting listed quickly in search engines is something every web
site owner wants to do. Lots of site owners don’t really know
how to do this, though. Fortunately for them, there are several
ways to getting listed quickly, all of which we will go over in
this article. These ways include submitting the URL, using
keywords, using links, and using blogs to get listed quick.

Tip #1: Submit your URL manually to search engines

Search engines like Google, Altavista and Yahoo all have options
for you to manually submit your site. Before submitting,
however, it is important to make sure of the following:

1. All pages on your site are complete. Search engine spiders
won’t touch incomplete sites.
2. Your site is not full of spam and/or excessive use of
keywords. Yet again, spiders won’t touch spam sites, which means
your site will be skipped over if it contains lots of spam.

When you submit the site, make sure to submit it only once to
each search engine. Submitting multiple times to the same search
engine will get you no where. In fact, they might keep your site
from ever having a chance at being listed on the search engine.

Tip #2: Use keywords to get spiders to come to your site

Search engine spiders absolutely love sites with good,
well-placed and well-used keywords and key phrases. In other
newsletters, we have covered the correct use of keywords and
key phrases, so you might already be familiar with it. If not,
we’ll briefly touch on it right now.

Keywords are words that are used frequently on a site that
search engines look for. The key to correct usage of keywords is
to make them fit naturally throughout a piece of content and not
look like spam. Before writing your content for your site, take
a second to decide what the content is about. Then make a list
of keywords or key phrases that seem to fit with the topic at
hand. Next, write the content and try to sprinkle in the
keywords or key phrases throughout the content in a natural,
non-distracting way. When you are done writing the content, you
should count the number of keywords or key phrases. Then divide
that by the total number of words in content. If the number you
get is between 1-3%, you’re good to go. If it’s below 1%, try to
naturally add in keywords or key phrases. If it’s above 5%, try
to take out keywords or key phrases. Aim for the perfect balance
of between 1 and 3%.

Tip #3: Use links

Having another site link to you will make spiders that visit the
first site come to your site as a result of the link. Many
owners of sites related to yours are happy to post a link to
your site on their links page. Some might require what is called
“reciprocal linking”. This basically means that if they place a
link to your site on their page, they want you to return the
favor by posting a link to their page on your site. Doing so
helps both sites better gain the attention of search engine
spiders and helps them both to get listed quickly.

Tip #4: Install a blog on your site

Blogs are extremely popular and quickly listed by search
engines. Places like Google are known to index(or list a
site/blog) far faster than they list regular web sites. Blogs
are listed by search engines like Google within days of being
created, whereas it can take weeks and months for search engines
to notice a site.

Installing a blog on your site is really easy. All you have to
do is install a program such as WordPress on your web site and
then use that to make blog postings. If you run a sports site,
for instance, you could try making twice a week posts on the
blog about sports news. Doing so will help your site as a whole
get noticed quicker by search engines.

If you apply just one of the tips above to your web site, you
will get listed quicker than expected.

To your success,
Paul Rafferty

P.S. Creating a blog on your web site is quicker than ever
before. Do it today and watch how quickly and effortlessly your
site gets listed on search engines!