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Forum: Link Development 22nd June 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,338
Posted By mainstreetguy
Boundless opportunities

Had coffee yesterday with a guy who owns a small ISP. He does a combination of outbound and inbound marketing that you could call "rebound" marketing. :>)

Waits for the big guys to foul up on...
Forum: Direct Mail 20th June 2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,038
Posted By mainstreetguy
I second the motion. They can't respond to your...

I second the motion. They can't respond to your offer if they don't see it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,443
Posted By mainstreetguy
So, if it's a business decision, does it come...

So, if it's a business decision, does it come down to how you promote your url? If the main way is verbally (e.g. via radio or networking, or one on one) then "go dashless" to stay away from annoying...
Forum: Social Media 8th June 2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,245
Posted By mainstreetguy
Linkedin really stands out as a tool for...

Linkedin really stands out as a tool for recruiters. That's where it shines.
Forum: Local Marketing 6th June 2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By mainstreetguy
Fowtw + gogi + gitt = $1m

Sounds like you're a very capable, very resourceful guy. But be careful getting stuck trying to flog solutions nobody wants to problems nobody has.

I guy I met a couple of years who's "Millionaire...
Forum: Local Marketing 6th June 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,134
Posted By mainstreetguy
Wiifm

I agree with the previous post. I'd say your first problem is a marketing problem. You've got a cool, hip, website (congrats) -- but so what, especially in LA?

It's not about you, it's about your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,779
Posted By mainstreetguy
I also understand that google looks at how long...

I also understand that google looks at how long the domain has been purchased for. 2 years is better than 1. (This at least is within your direct control for an investment of $15!)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,443
Posted By mainstreetguy
Dashless Readability

Have you considered using caps at the start of words (for your printed material for your url) to improve the readability for users, instead of dashes? Just a thought.
Forum: Ecommerce 21st May 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,073
Posted By mainstreetguy
Your markups and margins will really depend on...

Your markups and margins will really depend on your product categories and your market position.

The general rule is to "Price to market and cost to profit". In other words, pick a price point...
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