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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th March 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,063
Posted By ScottDecker
Yes and no. SEO is such a broad,...

Yes and no.

SEO is such a broad, all-encompassing term that too much gets bundled up and sold as "SEO."

Links to your website still count - they always will. But since the recent "Penguin "...
Forum: Local Marketing 7th March 2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,288
Posted By ScottDecker
Wow, thank you for this loaded question! ...

Wow, thank you for this loaded question!

Marketing is about 3 things:
1. Getting new customers
2. Getting customs to buy more often
3. Getting customers to buy items at a higher price point
...
Forum: Direct Mail 25th February 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,476
Posted By ScottDecker
Hello mrniceguy, welcome to the forum! Good...

Hello mrniceguy, welcome to the forum!

Good question - it looks like you're building a direct mail campaign to contact potential affiliate partners (attorneys).

I'd say it'd be best to lead...
Forum: Copywriting 25th February 2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,597
Posted By ScottDecker
Write for an audience that scans when they read. ...

Write for an audience that scans when they read.
-lists are great
-use multiple sub-headings
-add a few pics for eye-candy
-write 3 sentence paragraphs, tops
-line breaks between paragraphs...
Forum: Link Development 25th February 2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,072
Posted By ScottDecker
Blog comments are still highly useful both for...

Blog comments are still highly useful both for SEO and building your brand. It engages others in the conversation while it's happening, showing you're a leading expert in the niche.

If you provide...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 25th February 2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,407
Posted By ScottDecker
It's a money hole - something I'd avoid at first....

It's a money hole - something I'd avoid at first.

eBay classified ads run for a flat rate, so are much better value per click

I'd also look at Craigslist (free)

The key to conversions is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,621
Posted By ScottDecker
Good idea - Google still likes links. A word...

Good idea - Google still likes links.

A word of caution - don't keyword stuff.

Google recently updated (penguin update) and has penalized sites who built link networks with keywords in the link...
Forum: Local Marketing 25th February 2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,387
Posted By ScottDecker
I primarily do local online marketing for small...

I primarily do local online marketing for small business owners in my city.

Bottom line - claim your Google Places and fill out appropriately. Use a few keywords, but don't keyword stuff.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th February 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,936
Posted By ScottDecker
The key to generating leads from traffic is to...

The key to generating leads from traffic is to capture the email into your list.

On every page of your website, include a call to action:
-download the free eReport / information product
-free...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 15th December 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,085
Posted By ScottDecker
If you really want to boost your business, cater...

If you really want to boost your business, cater to the mobile. We're addicted to our cellphones.

1. Ask people to sign up for your list of exclusive local text deals
-there are services online...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 15th December 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 56,396
Posted By ScottDecker
Whatever you do - measure your campaigns and see...

Whatever you do - measure your campaigns and see what works best!

Change the standard greeting in your store to:
"Hello, and what advertisement did you see that brought you into our store today?"...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 14th December 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By ScottDecker
Build a download page on your site, but hide it...

Build a download page on your site, but hide it using a confusing URL name like:
mysite.com/dl-2332wsder54.html

That way no one can guess it just typing into a browser. You can password protect...
Forum: Viral Marketing 14th December 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,523
Posted By ScottDecker
Viral = highly shareable 1. Have an amazing...

Viral = highly shareable

1. Have an amazing deal, hilarious promotion, valuable contest.
2. Post the article, graphic, or video to places where it's easy to share:
-facebook
-youtube
-twitter...
Forum: Local Marketing 14th December 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,223
Posted By ScottDecker
Check out Google Admob. It's the mobile version...

Check out Google Admob. It's the mobile version of Adwords, costs 1-12 cents per click, and can target specific users / locations.

I would recommend trying many of these, measuring the results,...
Forum: Sales 4th December 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 45,066
Posted By ScottDecker
No secrets here. The easiest way to get sales is...

No secrets here. The easiest way to get sales is referrals!

Your happy customers are way better at selling your products and services than you'll ever be.

Online method:
testimonials - ask...
Forum: Sales 4th December 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,334
Posted By ScottDecker
Hey there, friend. Hate to tell you, but you're...

Hey there, friend. Hate to tell you, but you're asking the wrong question. You're asking "how can I improve sales?"

What you should be asking is "how can I add value to my customers?"

More and...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 4th December 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,710
Posted By ScottDecker
Build a list! At your checkout counter,...

Build a list!

At your checkout counter, include an advertisement - 5% off this stay when you sign up for our newsletter. You can include a QR code so that they can quickly sign up on their smart...
Forum: Copywriting 4th December 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,017
Posted By ScottDecker
I second Hampers, here. Take some good notes,...

I second Hampers, here. Take some good notes, then make an article from your notes. Make sure to use your own language so you can "hear" your voice speaking through the page.

It doesn't have to be...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 4th December 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,544
Posted By ScottDecker
For my newsletter, I use aweber. It's inexpensive...

For my newsletter, I use aweber. It's inexpensive and has all the tools I need, including hosted forms. It, too, keeps you compliant and gives each message a "spam score" for how likely it would be...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 3rd December 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,369
Posted By ScottDecker
PPC is just one of many ways to get traffic to...

PPC is just one of many ways to get traffic to your site.

It's worth it if you
1. pick tons of specific long keywords and throw a little money at them
2. track the results - which keywords...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,038
Posted By ScottDecker
I'm really excited to stumble on the thread...

I'm really excited to stumble on the thread because duplicate content is one of the most misunderstood concepts online.

Often, the exact same content appears on multiple different websites....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By ScottDecker
Think outside the box! SEO is just one way to get...

Think outside the box! SEO is just one way to get web traffic.

When you're starting, forum postings are a much better way to build traffic. Just find a forum related to your niche, provide your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,712
Posted By ScottDecker
Google doesn't really care about the extension,...

Google doesn't really care about the extension, but people do.

When the internet was first getting big, companies sunk tons of advertising dollars into promoting their .com name.

So, everyone...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 3rd December 2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,476
Posted By ScottDecker
What Should I Put In My Book About Online Marketing For Small Businesses?

Hello! I need your help. I'm writing a book about how local / small businesses can leverage the power of the internet to improve business.

When speaking with local business owners here in San...
Forum: New Member Introductions 3rd December 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 831
Posted By ScottDecker
Hello From San Francisco!

Hello everyone, great to meet you! :wave2:

I can't tell you how excited I am to find this forum and join the community.

My story:
I graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2007...
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