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Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 1st February 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,966
Posted By daveb1
Hi Hampers, Have you tried using any of the...

Hi Hampers,

Have you tried using any of the widely available SEO tools for site / link dissection? Here are a few suggestions:

SEOBook Toolbar
SeoQuake Toolbar
SEOmoz Toolbar
Bruce Clay...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,231
Posted By daveb1
Hi DigzyWigzy, If the prices are too high...

Hi DigzyWigzy,

If the prices are too high for the auto-posting software's you have been testing may I suggest you look into hiring real people to post on your forum. A lot of people utilize this...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 30th January 2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,800
Posted By daveb1
Hi Morten, You will most likely need a few...

Hi Morten,

You will most likely need a few license and permits to operate any type of business in your state. Are you making in wholesale purchases / deals? I would contact a lawyer and the...
Forum: Reviews 30th January 2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,754
Posted By daveb1
Hi Cody, Checked out the website and added a...

Hi Cody,

Checked out the website and added a review for ringcentral.

A couple of thoughts so far:

-The site pages seem to load slow

-When you click into a service there is a big empty...
Forum: Ecommerce 29th January 2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,892
Posted By daveb1
Hi Garza, Have you looked at a payment...

Hi Garza,

Have you looked at a payment processing concept like Bitcoins?

I think if you could create a payment processor that requires very little fees you would be onto one of the most...
Forum: Print Advertising 29th January 2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,273
Posted By daveb1
Hi Neil D, I think offline advertising /...

Hi Neil D,

I think offline advertising / marketing print can aid greatly in driving online sales and customers. I would run some type of coupon / contest / giveaway in a local newspaper where the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,684
Posted By daveb1
I think the future of SEO will revolve around a...

I think the future of SEO will revolve around a lot of what business pioneers found value in and that is putting out an amazing product with first customer service and content. Both consumers and...
Forum: Link Development 27th January 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,098
Posted By daveb1
I think video sharing is a huge part of marketing...

I think video sharing is a huge part of marketing and is a great way to advertise and get your company name out there. Here are just a few of the video sharing websites that I have utilized in the...
Forum: Reviews 27th January 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,845
Posted By daveb1
Hi Can, Like the site and it seems pretty...

Hi Can,

Like the site and it seems pretty straight forward with nice colors and a simple design. Basic blog template from what I could tell. Here would be a few suggestions of mine.

-Add some...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 23rd January 2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,429
Posted By daveb1
Hi Mike, Thanks for the very helpful Adwords...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the very helpful Adwords info as I have been working really hard on a few campaigns myself. I plan on testing some of your tips shortly. Quick question. Do you recommend using...
Forum: Reviews 23rd January 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By daveb1
Hi Matt, I am a writers as well so I really...

Hi Matt,

I am a writers as well so I really like the site and wish you nothing but the best. The site is actually pretty well designed and laid out so far. Here are a few of my thoughts after...
Forum: Direct Mail 22nd January 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,448
Posted By daveb1
I would allow for the directory listing to be...

I would allow for the directory listing to be free for like the first 3 months or something and then charge like a super realistic fee of something like $9.99 a year. The service you offering is very...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 22nd January 2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,525
Posted By daveb1
Hi Harry, Great business tips on the powers...

Hi Harry,

Great business tips on the powers of suggestions. I think you should also include suggestive display signage and suggestive sample testing to your list as well. The best businesses are...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st January 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,153
Posted By daveb1
You may want to call around to some of the...

You may want to call around to some of the companies in both Los Angeles and New York's fashion / garment districts. There are lots of valuable suppliers and information in these center / Mecca's of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st January 2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,222
Posted By daveb1
I do not think it is possible for any SEO...

I do not think it is possible for any SEO companies to have a special relationship with the search engines. The companies that get there ads listed at the top and on the side of Google's search...
Forum: Sales 19th January 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,310
Posted By daveb1
You may want to build a stable of a few famous...

You may want to build a stable of a few famous Athletes. Once your sports clothing is seen out being used by celebrities you will be able to easily sell it to retailers. Maybe even put together a...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th January 2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,508
Posted By daveb1
One of the biggest mistakes Netflix made was...

One of the biggest mistakes Netflix made was increasing there prices without justification. That alone cost them millions of dollars and alienated thousands of customers. Classic case of big company...
Forum: Viral Marketing 18th January 2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,650
Posted By daveb1
Hi PaperTrail, I actually like the look of...

Hi PaperTrail,

I actually like the look of the site. I think where you should look to improve is the focus on the environmental aspect of the service. Protecting the environment is wildly...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 18th January 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,282
Posted By daveb1
One of the best features of Amazon's Affiliate...

One of the best features of Amazon's Affiliate program is that the buyers do not actually have to purchase the product you are promoting. As long as they use your link it does not matter what they...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 15th January 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By daveb1
Hi Kape, Most thrift stores should be able...

Hi Kape,

Most thrift stores should be able to produce a receipt for you and I would just try asking again. I think its a law that any legal business has to be able to produce a receipt for a...
Forum: Viral Marketing 15th January 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,762
Posted By daveb1
Another great way to promote local businesses for...

Another great way to promote local businesses for free is to make sure to get the company listed in all the free online business directories you can (i.e. Yelp, Manta, Yellow Pages, Google Places,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th January 2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By daveb1
This is pretty insightful and I really like how...

This is pretty insightful and I really like how they presented the information. I wish they would make something like this for all of Google's new products and services. It seems like every other...
Forum: Reviews 14th January 2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By daveb1
Hi Mike, I like the look of the site. To me...

Hi Mike,

I like the look of the site. To me it seems more like an article directory then it does a blog. If it is a blog it looks like it was last updated in July which I think many people will...
Forum: Local Marketing 13th January 2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,523
Posted By daveb1
Hi kyleschen, I see companies managing their...

Hi kyleschen,

I see companies managing their reputation all the time on the internet. Most of the time it has to do with reviews on sites like Yelp, Amazon etc. Most any online directory or...
Forum: Small Business Brief Archives 13th January 2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,147
Posted By daveb1
Hi Masterh, I think you should include...

Hi Masterh,

I think you should include Groupon sales into your daily sales totals. A sale is a sale and is still revenue coming into the business in some form. One idea you may consider is to...
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