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Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 23rd May 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,983
Posted By Wayne Liew
Every campaign is different. Many factors...

Every campaign is different. Many factors including industry, offer, landing page, competition, keyword targeting, ad channels and more affect conversions, conversion rates and cost per conversions....
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 24th February 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By Wayne Liew
Personally, I like #2 the most. There seems to be...

Personally, I like #2 the most. There seems to be a clear distinction between the title and subtitle.

It feels like #1 and #3 are both overemphasizing the subtitle with the white box background....
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 24th February 2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,465
Posted By Wayne Liew
The best way to validate a business idea is not...

The best way to validate a business idea is not by conducting online surveys. People tend to have very short attention span when they are in front of their computer and most of your surveys will be...
Forum: Ecommerce 30th November 2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By Wayne Liew
I see that you have a blog that is hosted on a...

I see that you have a blog that is hosted on a separate domain name. I would suggest to have the blog as an extension to your current website because if the blog is gathering links thanks to the...
Forum: Social Media 30th November 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,213
Posted By Wayne Liew
It really depends on what your interests are. If...

It really depends on what your interests are. If you find hard enough, there are actually large communities with high quality discussions. It all comes down to the effort put in by the owners and the...
Forum: Local Marketing 30th November 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,193
Posted By Wayne Liew
Hi Ross, apart from LinkedIn (definitely a good...

Hi Ross, apart from LinkedIn (definitely a good place to start), you can also start reaching out to influencers (association committee members, bloggers or editors of business publications) to find...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 26th June 2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,281
Posted By Wayne Liew
What Is Your Favorite Keyword Research Tools?

For those who are still new with keyword research tools, feel free to read Keyword Research Tools: The Ultimate List for Small Business (http://www.sproutgeek.com/keyword-research-tools/), which is...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 26th June 2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,494
Posted By Wayne Liew
The impact that this has on the performance of...

The impact that this has on the performance of organic search traffic may be minimal for now other than a likely improvement of CTR because having a colored profile image of yourself in the search...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By Wayne Liew
Google AdWords can be pretty effective for most...

Google AdWords can be pretty effective for most businesses.

Here are a number of things that you need to have prior to start with an AdWords campaign:


A goal. What is the purpose of your...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 12th June 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,467
Posted By Wayne Liew
Personally, I have tried both AWeber and...

Personally, I have tried both AWeber and Mailchimp so I can only suggest either of them.

Both of them offer similar features but looking at your requirements, it seems like you already have an...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 12th June 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,821
Posted By Wayne Liew
Can you explain more on what you are trying to...

Can you explain more on what you are trying to do? You sounded like you are trying to manipulate the search engines.

Here are some examples of what are acceptable:

Create a blog as a...
Forum: Website Development 12th June 2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,746
Posted By Wayne Liew
Hi Jerry, welcome to the forum. Yes, there...

Hi Jerry, welcome to the forum.

Yes, there are a lot of free website builders out there but most of them goes out of business within a year after their launch.

A couple of the reputable website...
Forum: Social Media 3rd June 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,508
Posted By Wayne Liew
One trick that is worth trying will be to follow...

One trick that is worth trying will be to follow searches on Twitter. Try to understand how would your potential client when he/she needs help with a problem that your product or service is capable...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By Wayne Liew
Do you mind sharing with us the types of white...

Do you mind sharing with us the types of white hat SEO that you have been doing to your website? Are you actively improving the SEO elements of your website and building fresh links from quality...
Forum: Ecommerce 27th May 2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,361
Posted By Wayne Liew
Looks good, have you seen an improvement in the...

Looks good, have you seen an improvement in the overall conversion of your website?

Anyway, one suggestion on how you can improve will be to insert photos of the individuals giving the reviews or...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 27th May 2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,463
Posted By Wayne Liew
If you are starting out with no customer...

If you are starting out with no customer database, the most effective advertising will be the one which places you closest to the buying intent of your target audience, which in most of the case will...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd February 2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,917
Posted By Wayne Liew
As long as you have a continuous source of...

As long as you have a continuous source of content ideas, which in this case is the traveling that you are doing, you will not face a tough time coming up with quality content for your blog.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By Wayne Liew
There is no point of ranking high for keywords...

There is no point of ranking high for keywords that are not sending you any quality traffic, leads or business. Period. ;)
Forum: Social Media 12th February 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,453
Posted By Wayne Liew
This is interesting. Do you mind sharing how...

This is interesting. Do you mind sharing how Graph Search has helped you to increase online interaction with your customers?

We are using it to understand our influencers and people connected to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th February 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By Wayne Liew
It will not be spam if the piece of content that...

It will not be spam if the piece of content that you are publishing to these Web 2.0 or social media pages are considered to be useful for other members of the service.

The description or summary...
Forum: Social Media 4th February 2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,453
Posted By Wayne Liew
Yes, you can perform a search on both your own...

Yes, you can perform a search on both your own and your friends' network and the number of things that you can search ranges from Groups, Likes, Photos and even Friends (mutual or oblivious).

As a...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 4th February 2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,363
Posted By Wayne Liew
True, I think it really comes down to whether...

True, I think it really comes down to whether they see the value of content marketing. The landscape of Internet marketing has changed so much that the pay-and-let-it-run model is becoming too...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 31st January 2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,363
Posted By Wayne Liew
A great way will be to schedule several time...

A great way will be to schedule several time slots with them for interviews on certain topics that are related to their business. Often times, they have the knowledge and they are just too lazy to...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 27th January 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,649
Posted By Wayne Liew
Thank you for sharing this, Troy. This is a true...

Thank you for sharing this, Troy. This is a true gem for paid traffic indeed.

I noticed that more blogs, even the high quality ones (not just those that you mentioned, but also second-tier blogs...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 21st March 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,131
Posted By Wayne Liew
There are a lot of small business blogs out...

There are a lot of small business blogs out there. However, there are still a lot of unique propositions that are not adequately covered which I think your blog can.

Based on the description of...
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