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The SIM INSIDER REPORT is dedicated to helping readers succeed online while saving time and money with cutting-
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IN THIS ISSUE
==> Tip of the Month
==> Best of Weekly Reports
==> Tips, Tools & Resources
==> Feedback & Contributions
==> Food for Thought
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TIP OF THE MONTH
3 Super-tips To Build, Promote And Profit From Your Website!
Are you happy with your website? (Does your business even have one?)
Does it 'perform' as well as you'd like?
I'm a professional web designer and I always try to influence the design of a client site with the following three so-called super-tips. If I apply these tips to a new (or existing) site, I always feel that the site will 'deliver' much more.
So here are three super-tips, to help anyone get the most from their website:
"What do you mean by most wanted response?" Well, do you know what the main purpose of your website is?
Dr Ken Evoy introduced the concept of Most Wanted Response (MWR) in his ebook called: Make Your Site Sell. In his words... MWR is what you most want your visitor to do after reviewing your content. It should always:
I think you should employ some (or all) of the following six strategies if you want to successfully promote your website:
Strategy 1: SUBMIT to search engines and directories
As you may know, you do not need to submit your site to 10,000 search engines. Simply make sure you get your site listed on major search engines like Google. This link contains 'add your site' links to major search engines like Google. Use it. http://www.howipromotemywebsite.com/site-submit
Strategy 2: BID at pay per click search engines
You must have heard about pay-per-click search engines like Overture, Espotting and Google AdWords.
Pay per click search engines can deliver guaranteed traffic to your site at pennies per click. To learn more about using pay-per-click search engines (which ones are worth bothering with, etc.) read my article called 'Pay Per Click To Guarantee Targeted Traffic!' http://www.howipromotemywebsite.com/pay-per-click
Strategy 6: CONTINUE to learn more...!
No groaning, please - it's vital that you keep on learning about new ways to promote your website. Quite simply, you must always continue to learn.
These resources can help your 'quest to keep abreast':
So you want to sell online? Well it isn't that easy, I'm afraid.
One of the first things you must do online is to get people to trust you and your online business. And there are a variety of methods of doing this. I'll cover one method here:
Offer invaluable (and relevant) information, free, via repeat contact if at all possible.Or in other words, offer a free ebook, e-mail course or article. (a bit like the one you're reading right now ;-)
Here's an example...
This is one of my affiliate mini-sites. Usually visitors take a quick look at the site and then head off to the main merchant site (in this case Amazon).
So I offer a brief guide to buying a DVD player online, in the hope that I can build a little bit of trust in my site, and collect my site visitors' e-mail addresses (that I may be able to use in the future, when they have long since forgotten my mini-site).
When done properly, offering valuable freebies can be powerful stuff. (Just ask Harvey Segal of Supertips.com, who bases much of his online business on providing invaluable freebies like this - http://www.anyonecansellonline.com/supertips.shtml.)
Hopefully, you can use the three super-tips in this article to boost the performance of your site. Or I may have given you some extra ideas for your next (or first) site!
Note: this article is an extract from my ebook: "3 Super-tactics I'd Tell *Anyone* - Yes, Even My Mum! - To Successfully Build, Promote And Profit From Their Website!"
It contains more examples, more links and more ideas to help you, and is available, free, by visiting http://www.wise-buys.info/bonus.shtml
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Copyright © Steve Nash - All Rights reserved
STEVE NASH is the author of many popular articles aimed at webmasters, affiliates, even complete beginners. Read them here! http://www.wise-buys.info/webmaster-articles.html~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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BEST OF WEEKLY REPORTS
How to Design a Search Engine Friendly Web Site
Many web site designers don't design their sites for the search engines. This is a huge mistake because they miss out on lots of free traffic. Your beautifully designed web site may have cost you thousands of dollars but it still needs to attract visitors to be profitable... full report
Is Your Search Engine Optimized Content Working?
Search engine copywriting should help improve rankings, deliver traffic, AND convert it. If you want to ensure that your web content is optimized correctly, here is a checklist to run on your copy after the keywords have been written in... full report
SSI: Why and How to Use Server Side Includes
If you are a webmaster or a website owner and have not yet used server side includes (SSI), I am about to make your life soooo much easier. SSI can save you a lot of time updating your site. Set them up right at the beginning and you will be forever grateful that somebody thought up SSI... full report
Today's Viruses and How To Protect Yourself
A recent study has shown that almost every computer connected to the internet is infected with an average of 19 spyware and/or trojan programs running in the background. Here's what you can do about it... full report
Forget Benefits, And You Will Sell More
The greatest word in copywriting is NOT "free." It's "focus." And what you focus on in your copy is often the single, greatest determinant of your copy's success. Similarly, the most common blunders I see being committed in copy is the lack of focus in a sales message on... full report
Web Page Easter Eggs
Easter eggs exist in computer programs, movies, books, and other creative works. This report discusses web page easter eggs and how to create them... full report
TIPS, TOOLS & RESOURCES
Free Site Disclaimer
Your site disclaimer in effect limits what people can do with the content on your site. This free site disclaimer is pro webmaster and limits all content by copyright to be the sole property of *(your name inserted). All the typing is done for you. Just anwser a few questions and your on your way... click here
Niche-Bot is an excellent niche research tool that allows you to quickly and easily find out how often a specific keyword has been searched across the Net, using WordTracker's database of results... check it out here
The latest version of Spybot - Search & Destroy adds some truly useful features to an already excellent app. The program still checks your system against a comprehensive database of adware and other system invaders, but it works much faster now and it features several interface improvements. (Highly recommended)... click here
Zone Labs released a major update to its firewall software. ZoneAlarm's most basic feature causes your computer to reject external ping requests, a method hackers use to find targets. I also like that ZoneAlarm controls which programs get to contact the Internet, a feature that keeps Trojan horses and spyware from sending out your personal information... click here
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FEEDBACK & CONTRIBUTIONS
The most common form of communication on the Internet is eMail. While it may be the most common form it's also one of the most abused forms.
I'm not just talking about all the junk email that hits your inbox...I'm also talking about the way people send emails.
We'll talk about the junk mail later...but, for now let's talk about how you can improve the quality and readability of your eMails.
Here are a few steps you should take...
Well, if you're writing to family and friends...why not make it easier for them to read. It you make it to difficult... they may not read your emails no matter how much they love you.
If you are sending emails for business...you want people to read them.
Believe me...most of the people reading them will not read them out of love for you. You must make it compelling to read (use good headlines) and easy to read (see the 6 steps above)
The Internet has created a group of people with very short attention spans. If it's not compelling, short and easy... they'll just move on.
Now let's talk about Junk eMail.
Rule number one: Don't send it.
Rule number two: Don't read it or purchase from it. After all, you don't want to encourage the creeps to keep on sending it to you.
When you do business online and have websites that list your eMail address...you start getting buried with Junk eMail.
You need to cloak your on-line email addresses...check the MyAffiliateCenter Resource section for an eMail cloaker.
You need good Virus Protection. MaCaffe and Norton are two of the better known Virus scan programs.
You need a means to filter your emails before you read them...you need a means to Blacklist, Bounce and Delete emails without ever having them tarnish your In-box.
I highly recommend Mailwasher for this. It's what I use. http://www.adminder.com/c.cgi?Cyberdell&MailwashV6
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
If you really want to create a business online, you must stop depending on free sources.
Make a Site that Sells, and if customers come, then affiliates will come too.
And then the big money will also come by the JV partners you'll meet. That's not a sci-fi scenario.
It's how I built my sites.
John Delavera, Developer of Viral Marketing Software and
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