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Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 15th April 2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,700
Posted By hawkins217
Talking InfoGoRound Will Be Introducing A Mini-Course Generator

InfoGoRound, the article base site, will shortly be introducing a mini-course generator for its members. This software will enable you to create a mini-course from the articles in the data base...
Forum: Viral Marketing 15th April 2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 40,015
Posted By hawkins217
Forum marketing is an excellent way to network...

Forum marketing is an excellent way to network with others and build relationships. I enjoy reading and sharing with like minded people what is working for them as well as for me.By doing this, our...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 13th April 2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,191
Posted By hawkins217
It sounds like you have some great ideas for your...

It sounds like you have some great ideas for your newsletter. One thing you may want to think about doing once you get some subsribers is to do a survey to discover what problems they have that need...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 13th April 2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,129
Posted By hawkins217
Helllo, I think that everyone has given you...

Helllo,

I think that everyone has given you some good advice. I wanted to add that another place to get good quality content for your newsletter is http://www.infogoround.com.

For members,...
Forum: Free Links 10th April 2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,283
Posted By hawkins217
It sounds like Linked In is similar to other...

It sounds like Linked In is similar to other social networking sites such as Direct Matches. Direct Matches, Ryze, Adland Pro, My Space, and others can be very useful if used in the right way. I...
Forum: Free Links 10th April 2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,434
Posted By hawkins217
I have used US Free Ads a few times, but didn't...

I have used US Free Ads a few times, but didn't really get a good response. I think if I had upgraded, it would have been a lot better as I just used the free service.

Here are some other places...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th January 2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,963
Posted By hawkins217
I just read the article. It has a lot of useful...

I just read the article. It has a lot of useful information, especially for new people who are just starting out. Thanks for the reference.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 22nd December 2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,853
Posted By hawkins217
Post Hi Lady K, what kind of product or service...

Hi Lady K,

what kind of product or service are you involved in?

When writing an ad, first, the headline needs to be compelling and create interest. Using words such as free, revolutionary,...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 22nd December 2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,329
Posted By hawkins217
Talking Hello, there are some places where you can...

Hello,

there are some places where you can get fresh, email leads with companies like Traffic Oasis. However, as previously stated, I agree that the best thing to do is to build your own list....
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 20th December 2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,715
Posted By hawkins217
Thanks for the tips. I have a question. When it...

Thanks for the tips. I have a question. When it comes to the free blog services such as blogger.com and wordpress.com, which service is better?
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 20th December 2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,065
Posted By hawkins217
Thanks. I have a a few blogs and rarely get...

Thanks. I have a a few blogs and rarely get comments. I think your suggestions will hellp.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 21st November 2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,518
Posted By hawkins217
I' think that if Myspace is used correctly, one...

I' think that if Myspace is used correctly, one can develop a prescence and following there. I understand that some people are very successful generating interest in their businesses there.

For...
Forum: Viral Marketing 8th November 2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,517
Posted By hawkins217
Post I agree with CraigT. Most blogs don't get a lot...

I agree with CraigT. Most blogs don't get a lot of traffic unless the blogger has done a great job getting lots of links to his/her blog as well as have a good following. THis can be done, but it...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 15th October 2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,384
Posted By hawkins217
Exclamation Two Free Hot and Low-Cost Sources

I love reading about free and low cost advertising strategies! Since most of us don't have the budgets of the big guys, we need this!

1. Every one with a business should get involved with Direct...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th October 2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,717
Posted By hawkins217
Thumbs up Thanks for the Article!

Thanks so much for this article on free advertising. I realize, too, that free advertising will only take one so far. You are exactly right when you say that you can reach more people with paid...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th October 2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,185
Posted By hawkins217
Post All Social Networking Sites May Not Be Created Equal

Could it be that all social networking sites are not created equal? I think ones like Myspace and Ryze are some of the top ones as well as Delicious. I have also joined Adland Pro which is a good one...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th October 2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,162
Posted By hawkins217
What is Auto Surf?

I haven't heard of auto surf? What is it and how does it work? At what point I had an ad on a ad rotation service and generated about 15 leads. The program was Push Button Leads. Is auto surf...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,530
Posted By hawkins217
Talking Follow the Advice of An Expert

I also agree that content is very important to help with search engine rankings.
You might want to also check out SEO expert Brad Callen's SEO lessons which are free. I can leave all the URL's at...
Forum: Link Development 24th September 2006, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,796
Posted By hawkins217
Social Networking Sites Can Work

I've never heard of Stumble Upon, but then I am pretty new to the whole social networking thing that's the craze on the Internet right now. I will say that based on what I have been reading, social...
Forum: Link Development 21st September 2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,948
Posted By hawkins217
Smile Most Directories Are Not Worth Your While

I agree that it is not worth most people's while to submit to a ton of directories. From what I've been reading, there really is only a limited number that truly will bring traffic to a site. Getting...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 18th September 2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,017
Posted By hawkins217
Post Give It More Time

You haven't given yourself enough time yet. With any business, it takes awhile to get off the ground. Also, you might want to take at the products you have chosed to sell. Is there a demand for them?...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th September 2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By hawkins217
Wink Do Careful Research

As with any opportunity, you need to do careful research before you become nvolved. With online survey's, I'm sure there are lots of scams, but also some legitmate ones as well. So, it would be...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 15th September 2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,239
Posted By hawkins217
Wink FFA Is A No-Go

I totally agree with what everyone is saying. On rare occassions, folks might get some response with FFA sites, but for the most part they seem to be useless. There are more successful ways to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 15th September 2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By hawkins217
Exclamation Welcome

Hey Pay It Forwards New Member!

Welcome to the forum. I'm a member of PIF4P's as well. When did you join and how is it going for you? I think it's awesome free program with outstanding training. I...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th September 2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,022
Posted By hawkins217
Wink Submit to BLog Directories

Hi Tracy,
another way you can get more exposure to your blog is my submitting it to blog directories. Pinging your with free services such as pingoat.com orpingomatic.com also should be done...
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