Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Contextual Ads Preview and Comparison Tool

Contextual ads previewer. View and compare Google Adsense, Yahoo YPN, Chitika and more to see what types of ads would be displayed on your website with each service. This is a very handy tool and something you'll want to bookmark.

Friday, December 9, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Now Posted

Read it now or print it out at:

This week's issue discusses "Web Content Awareness Day"which will officially launch on February 9, 2006. Read the press release and find out how you can join in.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Latest Issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine is Now Online

If you missed the text based version of this week's ezine it's now posted online in PDF format. You can print it out or read it online at

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 14, 2005

Google Gives Web Analytics Away for Free

Google Gives Web Analytics Away for Free If you use Google Adwords you'll want to listen up. Google has announced Web site analytics will be free for all users. Their hope is that is will help to attract even more people to sign up for AdWords accounts. Google won't require a minimum spend from users. Read the full story...

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Now Posted Online

The latest issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine is now ready for your reading enjoyment in PDF. This week we look at creative ways of upselling more of your products and services to an existing customer base. If you have more then one product/service but don't mention the other when someone buys one, shame on you. Read today's issue and get busy...

Sunday, November 6, 2005

The SEO Blog: Google Jagger Update

The latest Google Dance deemed as "Jagger" has a lot of website owners a bit nervous. It started back in October and as usual with Google the update seems to be taking part in phases. For more information see this SEO Blog.......

Monday, October 24, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Now Posted Online

In today's issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine I review the latest competitor to Google's Adsense program "Yahoo Publisher Network". If you've been waiting for someone to give Google a run or maybe you weren't accepted into Google's program you can now apply for Yahoo's. Be aware it's till in beta and they are only accepting a limited number of publishers and you must live in the U.S.

Yahoo! Search Marketing Lowers the Budget Bar

If you use Yahoo PPC Search Marketing, formerly Overture, for years they had a minimum spend amount of 25.00. Well, looks like in their efforts to compete with Google that has been taken away.....

Saturday, October 15, 2005

MSN Advertising Beta Program

MSN's new ad center is looking for small businesses to participate in their new advertising program. If you're interested fill out the form to see if you get approved.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Now Posted

If you're a subscriber to my newsletter, M.C. Promotions Press, good for you. It's sent out twice a month in text format. If for some reason you don't get it, usually due to filtering I always send a second notice with a link where you can go and print or read it in PDF format.

This week's issue looks at Ask Jeeves and their jump into the pay per click marketing arena. Read it now at

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Google Groups : AdWords Help

Need Help with Google Adwords? Google Groups has a group with over 125 members that can help you quickly come to grips with this Pay Per Click type of advertising. You can search, ask questions or if you're an expert yourself, help others. Check it out.

Sunday, September 18, 2005 Books: Winning Results with Google AdWords

Andrew Goodman has a new book "Winning Results with Google Adwords" and it's getting excellent reviews. Learn how to use Google's Adwords program the right way with this informative guide.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Yahoo Search Marketing Workshop

If you live in Michigan and need help with your pay per click marketing check out this Overture Advertiser Workshop being offered up by Yahoo on Sept 20.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Ask Jeeves Launches Sponsored Listings

At long last Ask Jeeves has launched it's sponsored listings program. Looks like the minimum spend is 15.00 a month. Your ad will appear on and their network of sites such as;
Ask Jeeves, MySearch, Teoma, Mamma, and Portals such as MyWay, Excite, CNet, Clear Channel, Motley Fool, and Tickle. For the complete scoop see

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Download the First 9 Pages of my Ebook Absolutely Free

If you've been hesitant to order my ebook "Must Have Marketing Resources" I've added a free download of the first 9 pages. I'm so sure after you see the quality of the resources inside you'll rush over and get the full 65 page version. Download the 9 pages free at


M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Now Posted Online

Just a "heads up" that the latest issue of your favorite ezine is now posted online in PDF format at

Today's issue looks at add ons for Clickbank that will add more power and make it do all the things you've only dreamed of.

Also, I have just released a brand new ebook "How to Use Articles to Drive Website Traffic" which is 20 pages also in PDF format that you can grab here: This one's good so don't dismiss it just because it's free. If you need the tools and resources for doing article promotion, this is the ticket. Enjoy! and if you like it feel free to download it to your server and give it away to your own website visitors or ezine subs.

See ya!

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Yahoo! Unveils AdSense Alternative

Yahoo! Looks like Google's Adsense might just have a new competitor in town. Yahoo is soon to launch its new contextual ad the full story....

Monday, August 1, 2005

Ask Jeeves Bows New Sponsored Listings

Sponsored Listings Not to be left behind it looks like Ask Jeeves is entering the pay per click search market. Should be available to the public mid Aug but read the full story for details...

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Calculate Your Conversion Rates

Conversion Rates Do you know how well your website is coverting browsers into buyers? If you don't know how to calculate it read this story at ClickZ that explains how to do it. Find out if your site is a box office smash or more like a box office flop.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Google AdSense Optimization Webinar

Google AdSense: Do you use Google Adsense on your website? If so you probably know there are right and wrong ways to milk the most cash from this cow. Check out this online Webinar by Kim Malone the Director of Operations for AdSense. Who knows? You might even learn something.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Dowser- Keyword Research Software

Fabian Lim's Internet Marketing Blog Brand new and hot off the press. This software will help you with your keyword research for all of your Pay Per Click Search Campaigns. Two editions to choose from. "TheDowser Free Edition is designed to perform basic keyword research whilst TheDowser Professional Edition will provide you with the ability to research and analyze: Competitive, Pay-Per-Click and Wordtracker data." I've downloaded this myself and I must say I like what I see.

Friday, July 8, 2005

Read the Latest Issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine

The 7/7 issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine is now posted online in PDF format. Today's issue looks at what it takes to call yourself a "Google Professional"

Sunday, June 26, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Now Posted Online

If you'd like to read my latest ezine issue in PDF format it's at

Jason Potash is launching his latest software this week "Article Announcer" and this issue included an article by him on how article promotion can help you with your search engine optimization. Read it now...

Friday, June 24, 2005

Mort's Picture Archive - Google (animation)

A Cute Google Jingle I'm not sure who this guy is but he sure has put together a cute little jingle about the usefulness of Google. If you want to put a smile on your face today make sure you stop in for a listen.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Search Engine Optimization Made Simple: Five Steps to Build Web Pages that Use Search Engine Optimization

S.E.O Those who do search engine optimization would like you to believe there's some big dark secret to it. Really there's not. If you follow a few simple steps for each page of your site you'll be up and optimized in no time. Read over this great article which lays it all out in 5 simple steps for you. Even a child could do this, and it won't cost you as much money as hiring some expert to do it all for you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 Announces 10 Best Blogs for 2005 Do you Blog? Maybe you don't but you do like to read them. If so MarketingSherpa has put together the 10 Best Blogs for 2005 complete with links to these gems. You might want to add a few of them to your feed reader...

Saturday, June 4, 2005

Corey Rudl: You Will be Missed. Tribute to Corey

Corey Rudl Dies in Car Wreck The news of Corey Rudl's death in a car accident has spread fast and furious online. The marketing world is deeply saddened by one of its greats. Many people have been putting up "Memorial Sites" to acknowledge Corey and his work onlilne. If you'd like to sign the guestbook and leave your thoughts you can at this site. I did not know him personally but his name has been everywhere on the Net since I started out so many years ago. I'll miss Corey and his work.

Friday, June 3, 2005

2 Amateur Racers Die in Crash at Speedway

2 Amateur Racers Die One of the greats of internet marketing Corey Rudl died this morning in a car wreck. I didn't know Corey personally but I remember hearing his name back when I first started in Internet Marketing. He was definately one of the trail blazers and even though I did not know him personally will miss hearing his name online and about his latest marketing ventures. He was one of the true greats when it comes to online marketing. He was only 34, so young. This should be a lesson to all of us to live each day as if it may be your last. Read the full story...

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Site Design Tips to Improve Your Sales - Part I

Improving Website Sales - Part I So what kinds of things do you need to think about when putting together an ecommerce website? Read over this article that points out ease of navigation is number one. If people can't find what they are looking for quickly and easily you'll lose them before they have a chance to pull out their credit on...

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Read the Latest Issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine

Just a quick note to let you know the PDF version of my ezine M.C. Promotions Press is now posted online. You can read or print it out at

This week's issue looks at outsourcing and how it can help you with your online business. We all need to get more done and by finding others to take some of the burden off your shoulders, you can accomplish so much more. Hey, it's not a clone but it might just be the next best thing.


Saturday, May 21, 2005

Chuckie- My Bird Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005

Lessons from the Cutting Edge: RSS Advertising

RSS Advertising Everyone's talking about RSS advertising, but does it really work? ClickZ recently spoke with the CEO of Feedburner who has been experimenting with this type of advertising....Read on..

Saturday, May 7, 2005

GoogSpy - Adwords Competitor Research by Velocityscape

GoogSpy A cool tool you can use to spy on your competition. Put in any keyword or phrase and GoogSpy comes back with more keywords, click on one of those and see who is bidding on that term in Google and also find out exactly what other keywords those companies are bidding on. Great research tool.

Monday, May 2, 2005 - Shopping Cart Abandonment So you have no problem getting people to your site and your conversion rates are up but what about shopping cart abandonment. You know those who fill their carts all eager to make a purchase then for some reason, bam, they're gone. Read over these stats as it's a real eye opener.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Yahoo! Search Marketing

Yahoo! Search Marketing/ Formerly called Overture Yes, Yahoo had to go and change Overture's name to make it more difficult for those of us losing our minds and memory to remember what it's called. Anyway, they do have a nice little affiliate program and if you are always telling others to use their PPC services you minds well sign up and get paid for your efforts.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Google Distributes Local Search, Ads

: "Google has inked AccuWeather as the first beta distribution partner for local search results combined with locally targeted AdWords search ads. "..... read the full story over at ClickZ...

Monday, April 18, 2005

Yahoo! Search Marketing

: "Overture products are now Yahoo! Search Marketing products."

Saturday, April 9, 2005

Read the Latest Issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine

If you'd like to read the latest issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine in PDF format just follow the link above. This week's issue looks at Print on Demand Publishing, how it works, and a couple of companies that are doing it. If you publish ebooks don't miss this...

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Traffic Secrets Get's a Face Lift!

John Reese released "Traffic Secrets" about 7 months ago and it was a hit from the start. Now John has gathered together over 100 fully documented success stories of those who have used his course to increase their website traffic and sales. Screenshots of their website traffic logs and even their merchant account statements are shown. Even if you don't plan on buying it you should head over and study the copy. The site itself is a work of art weighing in at over 200 pages if you printed it out. You can learn a lot by studying his techniques.

The course (which I own) is over 8 DVD's, 5 CD's, and manuals over 500 pages and is well worth the investment for anyone doing business online. Check it out now at...

Google Bows 'Budget Optimizer' for AdWords

Google has launched a new tool to manage bids for those who use it's AdWords Progra.....

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Press Release-O-Matic: Create Perfect Press Releases

Press Releases Use this free online press generator over at Bill Myers website. Even create a cover sheet to go with it. Easy as pie, just copy and paste. - Achieve targeted web site optimization.

Nichebot is a handy online tool that will help you find keywords for your website quickly and eaily. No more guessing on what people are searching for and you'll also be given variations for each term you type in.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Teaching the Small Business Owner how to Market and Promote Your website

M.C. Promotions Press Hey, Hey, the latest issue of my ezine M.C. Promotions Press is now posted online. Today's issue covers tools every online entrepreneur needs. You say you're not a subscriber? Shame on you. Hurry over now, read it and while you're there make sure you subscribe. If you don't you'll be missing out on the best resources the Web has and of course my sick sense of humor to boot.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Google Local Business Center

Google Google launched a new "Business Center" for local businesses. Once registered you can create a business listing for free. You can always come back later and update the listing. If you're trying to promote your business locally you should list it with Google.

Friday, March 11, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Teaching the Small Business Owner how to Market and Promote Your website

The Latest Issue Just to let you know the latest issue of M.C. Promotions Press Newsletter is now posted online. You'll want to read it as this week we take a look at Pay Per Click Fraud, what it is and what you can do about it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

"New Ebook Offers Marketing Guidance"

Cleveland, OH - March 8, 2005 - New businesses venture
onto the Internet every day, launch their websites --
then sit back and wait for traffic. Unfortunately,
in the "Cyber World," if site owners aren't proactive
in marketing and promoting their websites, no one will
beat a path to their door. There are many resources
that will steer someone new to the Net in the right
direction, if you know where to find them.

Online publishing expert and Internet entrepreneur
Merle has created "Must Have Marketing Resources-
Volume #1". It was written with the sole purpose
of helping small and home based business owners
run and promote their websites more effectively.

The PDF-formatted ebook is 65 pages in length. It
covers such topics as: "The Net's Hot Spots",
"Promotional Software," "Ebooks," "Ezines,"and
much more. Merle has published her "M.C.Promotions
Press," an ezine for online entrepreneurs for over
six years.

"These resources are the cream of the crop," Merle
said. "I love ezine publishing and I only include
quality websites in each and every issue. So many
of my subscribers told me they kept all their back
issues due to the helpful links, I thought it would
be a great idea to compile an ebook out of them.
In this way they can be easily found and utilized."

Merle runs several websites and her articles on
website marketing and promotion have been widely
published online. She also has authored several
free books and has been an ezine publisher for
over 7 years.

For more information see

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Kanoodle Targets Local Content Pages

Kanoodle: "Sponsored links firm Kanoodle has added local targeting to its array of options for advertisers on content pages. .."

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Google Buffs Up Local Search

Google One thing I really like about Google is they never stand still. They're constantly in a state of change trying to keep one step ahead of the other search engines. They've recently added new features to their local search in their attempts to obtain more eyeballs...

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Must Have Marketing Resources Ebook Volume #1

My Latest Ebook I have finally finished my latest ebook. At only 15.97 it's a real gem. I've combed thru a year's worth of back issues from my ezine M.C. Promotions Press and put the very best websites into this 65 page PDF ebook. You'll want to grab a copy and keep it on your desktop because when you're looking for a specific site to help you with your life as an Entrepreneur you'll find it in "Must Have Marketing Resources".

Saturday, February 19, 2005

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Teaching the Small Business Owner how to Market and Promote Your website

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine Just to let you know the Feb 7th issue of Merle's Cyber Promotions Press Ezine was sent out on Feb 7th. If for some reason you did not receive that issue you can now read it online.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Google Referral Program for Adsense

What You Should Know About the Google Referral Program I love Google Adsense and tell other website owners about it often. It sure would be nice to get paid for those referrals. Now you can. Google has launched a "by invitation only" Affiliate Program that pays out 20.00 for new advertisers once they spend 20.00 with Adwords or 20.00 for new publishers who sign up after they earn 75.00 with Adsense.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005


Blog Traffic Psssst...Hey buddy, got a Blog? If you do and no one is reading it you've got problems. Enter PingoMatic, don't you just love that name? Reminds me of Xmas Presents by Ronco or something. In a nutshell you can go to their site and enter your Blog's URL to be pinged. Pinging lets dozens of services know you've updated your site and increases traffic to your blog. It's a great idea and something every Blogger needs to do and that means you!

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Merles Mission Ezine the Newsletter for Webmasters and Site Owners

Merles Mission Ezine- Jan 30th Issue In case you missed it I have posted the latest issue of "Merle's Mission Ezine" to my website. If you use Blogger you won't want to miss all of the cool things you can do with it. If you thought you could just type text you're wrong. Read it now.

Overture - Advertiser Newsletter

If you're trying to attract a local audience to your website you'll want to check out Overture's Local Match Program. Not all websites want to attract people from all over the world so you need to know what tools are out there to attract the guy or girl in your neighborhood. This is one option, of course there's more.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Report: Local Online Ad Spend to Rise 46 Percent in '05

Local Advertising: "Spending on local online advertising will total approximately $3.9 billion in 2005, a 46 percent increase over the $2.7 billion 2004 total, according to research conducted by Borrell Associates on 210 U.S. media markets. "....get the full story over at ClickZ...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 : Practical News & Case Studies on Internet Advertising, Marketing & PR Get your 2005 Wisdom Report featuring 105 real-life stories and tips from marketers like yourself it's ready for you here:
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Saturday, January 8, 2005

This is what I woke up to here in Ohio this morning. Posted by Hello

Friday, January 7, 2005

Most Active Web Users are Young, Affluent

Jupiter Research In a report by JupiterResearch most heavy Net users are males between the ages of 25 and 34 with incomes over 75,000. See the story at ClickZ....

Thursday, January 6, 2005

EffectiveBrand - Create your branded toolbar

EffectiveBrand This is such a cool tool. It allows you to create your very own website toolbar that visitors to your site can download. You can customize the bar with the most important areas of your site, even add your RSS feed, and it's all free. I loved this and really had a lot of fun making toolbars for two of my sites.

To check out my toolbar page go to M.C. Toolbar

Monday, January 3, 2005

Jim Edwards' Predictions for 2005

Jim Edwards' Jim Edwards is a hoot. I've been a subscriber to his list for years and he always makes me laugh. He's also a very talented online marketer. Download this free PDF report and find out what he thinks the new year will bring.