Monday, December 29, 2008

A Great Research Tool

So there’s a website out there and you need more information about it, what to do, what to do…I know go to 

Just type in the url and you’ll be given a ton of information such as traffic rank, page views, who owns it and if anyone is talking about that particular domain. Bookmark this one as you never know when you’ll need it.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Download Writer For Free

Writer beta - Windows Live- From the site itself, "Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any blog service—Windows Live, Wordpress, Blogger, Live Journal, TypePad, and many more." Download it for free at the site.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Send a Snail Mail Letter for Free

eSnailer- Remember 100 years ago sitting down and writing out a letter. Then you went to the Post Office and bought some stamps and mailed it off, just knowing it was going to brighten someones day. Now you can do it all online. eSnailer will type up your letter and snail mail it for you all for no charge. What's the gimmick. There are some ads you'll have to pay attention to or you can opt into an ezine. Check it out.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Google Extends Search Campaigns to iPhone, G1 Devices

Google Extends Search Campaigns to iPhone, G1 Devices: "The search giant has begun distributing AdWords campaigns to handheld devices with full HTML browsers -- beginning with Apple's iPhone and its own touch screen handheld, the G1 from T-Mobile." Have you seen Google's new phone? It's very cool. Only offered thru T-Mobile, not my carrier so I guess I'll have to learn to live without it. How sad is that...anyway jump over to ClickZ for the full story.......

Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Social Network Marketing: Advertising to Facebook Users"

"Social Network Marketing: Advertising to Facebook Users"

By Merle

In the "old days", if you wanted to meet someone, you had to get dressed up and drive to a public place. Not any more. The Internet has changed all of that with the popularity of social networking sites. Two of the biggest are MySpace and Facebook.

Basically, a social network website allows you to register,display photos and some personal information, then you can invite others to become "your friends". You can meet thousands of people right from the comfort ofyour living room. How great is that?

Facebook has an audience of over 100 million people withover 24 million active users. The majority of visitorsto the site are between the ages of 18 to 34. Next to MySpace, it is the second largest social networking site online. If you'd like to advertise on Facebook and reach this young, highly targeted audience, now you can.

When setting up your ads, you can choose to target people by age, location, gender, interests, education and more.For example, you could choose to target 26 year old women who are interested in men and are single in the U.S. When making your audience selections, you'll be shown the number of users who fit your chosen profile that will see your ad. Facebook ads are displayed in the side column of almost all pages. There may be up to three ads appearing on each page.

You can also choose to buy ads on a CPC (cost per click) basis, or CPM (cost per thousand) impressions. The title of your ad can be up to 25 characters and the body text up to 135 characters in total. A small image can also be uploaded, but must fit inside a 110X80 box ad format. You are also asked to select keywords that relate to your ads.

If you decide to advertise on a CPM basis, the minimum budget you can set is $1.00 per day, with a minimum per one thousand impression bid of only $.10. They will give you bid suggestions, but you are free to set it to your needs.

If advertising on a pay-per-click basis, again, the minimum daily budget you can set is $1.00, with the minimum cost per click being one penny. Again, suggested bid amounts are given. You can set your ad to run continuously or only during specified times.

Facebook makes it easy to track your progress with downloadable Excel reports. It's easy to see how well your ads are performing at a glance.

There are three different types of reports:

1) "Responder Profiles"- This information is gleaned from users profiles, and will tell you what types of common interests people have who are clicking onyour ads.

2) "Responder Demographics"- This report tells you the sex, age and geographic location of those clicking on your ads.

3) "Advertising Performance"- Detailed reports whichshow you impressions, click-throughs, etc. This report can be broken down by month, week or time of day.

As part of their advertising program, you'll automaticallybe subscribed to Facebook's newsletter which will keep you up to date on news, updates and tips for best ad practices.

Social network marketing is an effective way to reach a highly targeted audience, and shouldn't be forgotten when putting together a well rounded marketing plan. If you haven't considered this type of advertising in the past, now's a good time to take another look. Social networks continue to grow in popularity as millions of people continue to flock to this type of website daily.

For more information see:

To receive a hundred credits to advertise on Facebook, check out this site at

Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Its a New Year" Giveaway Event

This is your invitation to join the "Its a New Year" Giveaway Event as a JV Partner/Gift Contributor

Be sure to consider the Upgrade Option and possibly receive hundreds of subscribers with your gift being presented during the entire duration of the giveaway (not 7 days but 30 days) versus possibly not showing at all* (*see sign up page for details).

So get into action now and join before the Contributor/JV Partner phase ends - the earlier you join and get started promoting the better chance you have of marketing your way to one of the referral prizes and more ......

Have a GREAT Holiday Season,


Monday, November 24, 2008

Gogle Analytics in 60 Seconds- Finding the Best Keywords

How to Lose Money with Social Media Marketing

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Google's New Search-based keyword tool

Search-based keyword tool A new tool offered by Google which will give you a better idea of what your customers may be searching for and what keywords/phrases you should be using in your pay-per-click search engine marketing efforts.

This tool looks at your web page and identifies keywords potential customers may use to find someone who sells your particular product or service. Even if you're not an Adwords user you can really glean some helpful information to use for optimizing your pages for the search engines. Bookmark it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Google Adsense: Optmization Essentials

Google is so fun. They've been putting together these cute short videos on how to increase your Adsense earnings. I love a business with a sense of humor. Who am I kidding, I love Google. All things Google. If I could I'd work for them. I did actually work for them at one time when they had what was called "Google Experts". They would pay you for answering questions for people. They did away with the service a few years ago but I was honored to be chosen for the program in the first place.

Anyway, today's video discusses positioning and how you have to place your ads above the fold in order to be seen and get those clicks rolling. Enjoy!

The Top Internet Marketing Blogs

Internet Marketing Top Blogs at Winning the Web Blog...Blogs...everywhere and not a blog to spare....sheeezzz..Hey, I'm a poet and didn't even know it....I'm on a roll now...sorry, just playing around. If you like to read Blogs on Internet Marketing or make comments on popular Blogs that deal with the theme of online marketing you'll want to bookmark this page. The top 100 with a rating scale. Very cool!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Santa's Big GiveAway is in Full Swing

Do You want to make this Holiday season the best ever? Do you want to add thousands of people to your mailing list? Can you imagine the power and profits that would provide?

Come be a part of the biggest Holiday Giveaway on the Net..

Announcing "Santa's Big Giveaway" Event... Add your gift to Santa's bag and bring thousands of people to your website this holiday season!

If you have a gift you'd like to offer in Santa's Big Giveaway, click this link to join for free:

Even if you don't have a gift to contribute you'll want to sign up to download all the free goodies they'll be offering. Who says you can't get anything for free anymore.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday GiveAway

The upcoming Merry Christmas Giveaway has in the past proven to be the largest List building event of the year.

This is your invitation to join the Merry Christmas Giveaway Event as a JVPartner/Gift Contributor:Click Here.

With the Merry Christmas Giveaway high referral contest award and the heavy hitters in list building - this event should bring in hundreds of subscribers and gift recipients.

So get into action now and join before the Contributor/JV Partner phase ends - the earlier you join and get started promoting the better chance you have of marketing your way to one of the referral prizes and more ......

Have a GREAT Holiday Season,

Friday, November 14, 2008

Article Submitter Review

While article submission isn't anything shockingly new to the world of SEO, many people STILL don't do it... and for good reason. It takes so incredibly long to do manually.

I'll admit, I had tried article submission at one point, but after I finally found a few article dircetories to submit my articles to, and then after manually copying and pasting my information into the required textboxes on each submission site, I quickly realized that my time could be better spent doing something else.

Then I came across a free program created by Brad Callen and Bryxen Software, Inc. that allows you to automatically submit your articles to hundreds of article directories with a few mouse clicks. Basically all I had to do was input my article criteria into the software, ONCE! Then, the program would automatically fill in all of the required data at each of the submission websites. Pretty incredible if you ask me.

The only part I didn't understand was why the program is free... but I can't argue with that I suppose.

The software currently contains around 700 article directories, all free to submit your articles to. It is the most straightforward program that we've come across, in that all you need to do is:

1. Input your article details (i.e. title, article body, bio, etc.) into the software
2. Click on the directory you want to submit to

And then the program will automatically fill in your article details. Then, you simply click the submit button and your article is instantly submitted to the directory. Then, you can move to the next directory, go through the list, and by the time you're finished you'll have roughly 700 one way links pointing to your website.

I can't think of an easier way to get links. Of course, if you're going to get links this quickly, it's important to submit different variations of your articles, to make things look more natural to the search engines.

You can do this very easily via Article Submitter when you create your project in the beginning.

The software is constantly being updated and their is an incredible community of users established that all work together to make the software better and better, so you know you're getting great value for the money.

To check out the software, click here:

Google Answers Some Tricky Questions

WebProNews A great article on WebProNews straight from the horses mouth. Questions were posed directly to Google about various criteria looked at when ranking websites. It's interesting to say the least and you might just learn a thing or two by listening to these experts. Shooting down myths and giving you straight facts.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

YouTube Advertising Programs

YouTube Advertising Programs "Want to get people watching your video? Do you think your video can be the next big thing? Are you frustrated that people can't find your video on YouTube?"

Now you can use "sponsored videos" to draw attention to your videos on YouTube.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Advertise on Amazon with ClickRiver Ads"

I have to admit it. I'm a book junkie. I absolutely love books. Some people get excited by shoes or clothing - for me it's the printed word on paper. It's crazy I know. And like me, people who love books, love Amazon. It's your one stop shop when it comes to book buying. In the "old days", books were all they sold, now they also sell movies, music, digital downloads, computers, electronics, home & garden, groceries, apparel, and much more.

With such a broad shopping base, it should be no surprise that they receive more than 47 million visitors per month. Now that's a lot of traffic. No one does it quite like Amazon. Not only are their visitors Internet savvy, but they're in what's known as "shopping mode", not just "search mode" -which means they're actually looking to purchase something. This is considered to be a more engaged type of browser.

According to Amazon, the visitors to their site have the following stats in common:

72% Are Online Daily
81% More Likely to Give Shopping Advice
33% Are Business Purchase Decision Makers

If you'd like to "cash in" on these demographics and run your ads on Amazon's website, now you can. Amazon's shopping search is powered by (also owned by Amazon) and they offer their own pay-per-click advertising called "ClickRiver Ads". With this service you can place "sponsored links" on Amazon's search results and product detail pages.

So where do your ads appear? Text ads appear at the bottom of the pages that have related products to what it is you are advertising. For example, say you sell "computer training services". Your ads might appear on search results pages for laptops or even desktop computers.

When registering with ClickRiver, you'll bid on keywords just as you do with any pay-per-click search engine, but you'll also need to choose a category that best fits the services you offer.

Here are a few of the current categories available:

- Home Service Businesses
- Health and Fitness Services
- Education Providers
- Professional Services
- Automotive Services
- Pet Services.....

and many more. If you don't see an appropriate category for what you're offering you can suggest it using the link on this page

As with any pay-per-click program, you only pay for actual click-throughs to your website. Keep in mind that the higher you bid the more likely your ads will appear on a page. Daily budgets can also be set and ad campaigns can be started or stopped at will.

Another nice feature is the ability to target a specific geographic area. You can choose to target by zip code or country or anything in between.

For more information or to register go to:

In conclusion, the traffic on Amazon is an educated group of people earning an above average salary. They also are using the net daily and researching and buying products online. If you'd like to tap into the power of Amazon's strong demographics, ClickRiver's your answer.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Inside AdWords: Improvements to Ads Quality

Inside AdWords: Improvements to Ads Quality- Listen up boys and girls, gather round for the latest change with Google's Adwords program. Soon they'll be making changes to Quality Score and how ads are ranked. If you're using Adwords hurry on over and read up on this update coming soon to a Google page near you.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Google Says "Bigger is Better"

As a woman I've always known "bigger is better", but now Google has announced to to the world. Sorry guys. It's true. If you're using Google Adsense on any of your sites and your earnings aren't what they use to be you might want to try a bigger size. Per Google the larger sized ads that get the best results are: * 300x250 medium rectangle * 728x90 leaderboard * 160x600 skyscraper- Take a look at this cute little vidoe they've put together. Say it with me "We Love Google"...."All Hail Google".

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Google's Retail Blog

Google Retail Blog - Another great Google Blog which is a great source of information tailored to the needs of retail advertisers. If you sell anything online keep in mind the holidays are quickly approaching and you want to make sure your website is up to par to take advantage of those shopper dollars. You'll pick up some awesome tips that will help your little retail shop be the best it can be. Long live Google!

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Merchants Wanted: Pay Per Click Advertising with Comparison Search Engines"

Anyone who advertises on the Internet knows about pay-per-click search engines like Google Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing. But did you know that if you sell products online there's a tool out there specifically for you?

A different form of pay-per-click that uses "comparison search engines". These are actually search engines just for products. Searchers use this type of search engine when searching to purchase a specific product. With the information this type of engine provides, shoppers can locate the cheapest price by comparing prices for a variety of stores all in one place. It's an easy way of doing research before making a purchase and helps the buyer to make more informed shopping decisions. One example of this type of site is

Search results generally include a small picture and sometimes customer comments, or ratings. If you're searching for something online these search engines really are a must to ensure you're not paying too much for your intended purchase.

So, now you know what a shopping search engine is and why they're good for onsumersc. Let's talk about why they're also a good thing for merchants, and why you'll want to include them in your online advertising campaigns.

The first major factor is "less competition". If you've been advertising with Google or Yahoo, which most online advertisers use, you will notice that since comparison search engines are only for products, there are less players in the game. Thus you'll stand a better chance of standing out in the crowd and obtaining a good ranking.

All vendors do appear in the search results, but ranking for each shopping search engine is usually based on multiple factors: bid relevancy, popularity, bid amount. Each uses different criteria when deciding who's going to appear at the top.

So how do these search engines get paid, and what's in it for them? I thought you'd never ask. Most engines allow you to submit your products for free and only charge merchants for actual click-throughs. Some make money on any actual sales that are made using their sites.

The traffic you'll receive from this type of specialty search engine is considered to be more "qualified". As these browsers are actively searching for a product to purchase they are in "shopping mode" and are “spend ready”. More qualified traffic means higher conversions for you.

Every comparison search engine has different rules for submitting your products, but the majority are all the same. They ask for merchants to upload their products in the form of a "data feed" which is usually in TXT, CSV, or XML format. This is essentially a list of all the products the merchant wants included in the search results. It consists of pictures and short descriptions.

Now that I've got your interest, let's take a look at some of these shopping search engines and where you can go to submit your products.

1) Yahoo: "Product Submit"

This is Yahoo's product submission page. Minimum bids
vary depending on which category you select. The amount you
bid per click will determine your ranking.

2) Froogle:

My personal favorite when I'm in "shopping mode". Froogle
is Google's shopping engine. No fees to list your products
and no fees for click-throughs to your website. If
submitting more than ten items, Google suggests you upload
a data feed.

3) MySimon-

Their non-tech listings are powered by
Their tech listings are powered by CNET. To list your
tech products go to


An Ebay company which lists thousands of products from
online stores. Twenty million unique visitors per month.
Merchants can list products for free and only pay for
clicks. The cost per click amount depends on the
category chosen. To be listed in the top three search
results is called "featured store placement" and is
based on the top three bids.


With over 26 million unique monthly visitors, PriceGrabber
is a strong contender in the shopping search engine
arena. You only pay for clicks to your store. Merchants
can choose to enhance their presence through logos
and what they call "Featured Merchant Product Listings".
There are additional charges for these services.

6) Shopzilla:

No set up fees to list your products and you only
pay for clicks. When opening your account you'll
need to fund it with 50.00 which gets applied to
click-throughs as needed. Your product listings
will also appear in Shopzilla's other sites such
as Bizrate, AOL's, etc.

Founded in 2004, you'll find no set up fees to
submit your products. You'll only be charged for
clicks to your site. Each category has a minimum
cost per click. Your ranking is based on three
factors: relevance, bid amount and popularity.

There is no doubt that comparison search engines can send additional traffic to your online store. If you haven't been using them because you didn't know what they were, or how to include them, now you know. You no longer have any excuses for not adding them to your online marketing arsenal.

For additional information on this subject see these
Additional links and resources.
A blog about data feed optimization for the shopping
search engines.
Offering information and reviews on comparison search
Helps online retailers submit, manage and optimize
product listings on top shopping search engines via
a single data feed.

All things considered, shopping search engines are not only an excellent tool for online shoppers, they're also a dream come true for merchants who are trying to increase their store front traffic. If you haven't used them in the past, now's your chance to get your products in front of millions of online shoppers. And who knows, you might have just what they're looking for!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Google Analytics and Adsense Combined

Google is going to be combining Adsense reports within Google Analytics.

This video shows the detailed AdSense reports that will be soon be available to all publishers within Analytics. They're gradually rolling out this feature over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Report from Jeremy Palmer

Making Money without a Website Jeremy's created a short 10 page guide that shows you how to make money
without a website. Download it for free:

Here's what's in the free report:

- What is Direct Linking
- Benefits of Direct Linking
- Best Practices for Direct Linking
- Direct Linking Examples
- Google's Policy Change - The End of Direct Linking?
- When a Door Closes a Window Opens
- Direct Linking in the Content Network
- Drawbacks of Direct Linking
- Direct Linking Terms
- Make More Profits from your PPC Campaigns

Grab your copy now. Jeremy knows his stuff and who knows, you just might learn something.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

YouTube - GoogleBusiness's Channel

It's no secret that I love everything Google. I even think they should run for President. Hell, I'd vote for em. They do the coolest things. A cool company obviously run by some very cool people. Yea, I said cool a lot. I like that word. Got a problem with it? Anyway, if you use Adwords or Webmaster Tools or any of their other free services you'll love these videos on YouTube. Tons of helpful videos that will get you up to speed on the various Google tools. Bookmark this one. Say it with me "Google for President, We Love Google" you're talking.

Hello there,

I just wanted to tell you how excited I am about the Social Networking Directory! It has to be the biggest Web 2.0 resource out there. I mean I'm sitting here going through it and can't believe how many social sites there are!

There are over 3,000 sites in the Social Networking Directory. The best thing though... is that they ALL have a description about what the site actually does! I mean I've seen the books where people just give you links... but the Social Networking Directory not only gives you the description of each site, it has the graphic, tags, and the link!

I would like to recommend that you go and get it right now! It is Free!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Google Launches Adwords Display Ad Builder

Not feeling very cretive? No time to channel your inner artist?

Google announced the release of Adwords Display Ad Builder today which allows anyone to crete professional looking display ads to run across the Adwords network. No need to hire a designer, now it's easy to do it all yourself. You can create customized display ads using your own logo, images and text. Google makes it easy to be your own designer.

For help see these tutorials:


Friday, October 10, 2008

Post to Multiple Social Networks " is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap." If you use AOL Instant Messenger,Google Talk (GTalk),Yahoo! Messenger,Windows Live Messenger, iGoogle Gadget, Facebook Application
iPhone Web App, Mobile App (WAP),Ping through SpinVox, you can post here and all of your networks will get the update. Very cool.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"Test Your Landing Pages With Google's Website Optimizer"

If you're doing any kind of pay-per-click advertising, you need to know what's working and what isn't when it comes to your advertising campaigns. Testing and tracking needs to be your middle name. So what are we testing? Your landing pages of course. A landing page is the page someone is sent to when they click on your ad. If your landing page isn't "converting" you'll be throwing good money after bad.

A conversion is what happens when someone visits your landing page and performs a wanted action. When you test your landing pages and find out what's working, you can use that information to increase your conversions.

The problem with testing is that the software you need is generally very expensive. Well, how would you like a top notch testing solution that won't cost you a dime? Google offers a free service called "Website Optimizer" It runs from within your own web browser so there's nothing to download or install.

The first step is to decide what you want to test. You can test different headlines, graphics, layouts, calls to action, long copy versus short copy - all contained on the same page, or you can create two different pages to test against each other. If you already use Google Adwords, you can access Optimizer from within the Adwords interface. It canbe found under the "myclient center".

You can choose from two types of tests:

1) A/B Testing- Also known as split testing, and the easiest
type of test to run. In this type of test you set up two
different versions of your landing page and traffic is
then split between the two to find out which one has a
higher conversion.

2) MultiVariable Test- A bit more complicated, this type
of test allows you to test different elements all on the
same pages. For example, you could test different headlines,
graphics, blocks of copy, etc.

Your landing page, (aka test page), must include some call to action. In other words, it must ask them to do something -subscribe to your ezine, buy your product or service, or download something.

Google calls each test an "experiment". There are only four steps when it comes to setting up an experiment. You'll be given some code to copy and paste onto your test page, and your conversion pages. A conversion page is where the viewer goes after performing the wanted action on your landing (test) page.

Make sure you set everything up correctly from the get- Go. If not, and you need to make a change to something, you'll have to go back and re-paste the code on all of your pages. Once the code is in place, Google's validation tool will tell you if something was not done correctly in your setup.

You can decide to test all or only a percentage of your website traffic. Keep in mind if you go with only a certain percentage of your visitors, the test will take
longer to complete. Experiments can also be stopped or paused at anytime.

After your experiment starts, you'll be shown the estimated duration and number of impressions and conversions tracked. Google's graphical reports are simple and easy to read and understand. So even if you're not a math guru, you'll understand what you're looking at when viewing the test results.

Some other helpful resources to help you are:

Google's Optimizer Blog

Google Analytics Blog

There is no doubt that testing and tracking your landing pages will increase your conversions. If you've been sitting on the sidelines, here's your chance to become a "landing page detective" - and the best part is, it won't cost you a dime.

Stop throwing money away and know once and for all what's working with your landing pages. Google's Website Optimizer makes it simple and easy for you to start testing. So what are you waiting for? Get out that white lab coat and wipe off those beakers -it's testing time.

MySpace Layouts Generator

CoolChaser MySpace, YourSpace, we all need a little room to breathe. Admit it you have a MySpace page. Not only for today's spoiled teenager, MySpace is huge but the default templates are a little lacking in creativity. If you need some help in creating the coolest page ever CoolChaser can add some "ohhhh, laaa, your page. Free to use and stores everything you create.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Free Private Label Rights GiveAway

Thought I would let you know about a new Event that opened the doors to new JV Partners today.

As you may already know, Private Label Right products are extremely popular right now. Terry Anglin has made it possible for you to take advantage of that opportunity right now to start building your own list.

I recommend that you check out this event as soon as possible to get a heads up on the competition.

You will also want to check out the great offer Terry has put together along with Unbelievable cash prizes for his Elite status partners.

Go Now as they close the doors on Oct 17th.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Giveaway Finder

Everytime you turn your head these days someone is hosting a "giveaway". Believe it or not you can find a lot of gems if you take the time to look at some of these products. But how do you find them? This site does all the hard work for you by announcing all new giveaway's that are being promoted at any one time. You can even subscribe to their ezine to be notified by email of new entries.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Pay-Per-Click Advertising with Microsoft adCenter"

Microsoft, not to be left out of the pay-per-click race, followed on the heels of Google Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing with their own program called "Microsoft adCenter". While you may experience higher conversion rates than with Google or Yahoo, you'll also find less traffic. On the plus side, it can be less expensive.

According to ComScore in Feb 2008, MSN sites had only 7.1% share of total Internet searches, compared to Google's 53.5% and Yahoo's 16.4%.

You can choose to just participate in "search ads",(your ads are displayed on MSN and Live Search),or "Content Ads", (your ads placed on variousin rmation based websites in Microsoft's partner network), or both. By default, both are turned on automatically when registering. We'll talk more about Content Ads a bit later.

With Search Ads, your ads will be displayed on MSN's search results pages, reaching a potential audience of 49 million people every month.

The adCenter offers a clean interface that's simple and easy to use. Write your ads, pick your keywords and set your minimum bids. If you already use Adwords or Yahoo's Search Marketing, you can easily import your existing ads and keywords. If you need help getting started, there is a "QuickLaunch Program" available to assist you. See:

When setting up your new account on adCenter it will cost $5.00 charged to a credit card. After that, you only pay per click and your card is charged monthly. Of course, you can set a monthly budget of what you'd like to spend.

As soon as you've finished the registration process,it's time to set up your ads. Here's the format: Ad titles can be up to 25 characters, ad text 70 characters, display URL has a 35 character limit. A minimum of six words is required in the title and description. The destination URL is not shown in the ad and can be up to 1,022 characters. This is the page that people will be sent to when clicking on your display URL.

Here's a brief overview of some of the rules. Your landing pages cannot contain pop-ups or be under construction. Your ad copy and landing pages must be relevant to your keywords. There can be no duplication of your ads, no using trademarks that belong to others, cannot use a "nonspecific" call to action such as "click here". You'll also need to pay attention to grammar and punctuation. You cannot repeat punctuation marks, cannot capitalize entire words, and there is no use of xclamation points in your titles.

Before your campaigns go live, MS conducts what they call an "Editorial Review". This is done to make sure your ads and keywords are relevant. If not, they'll be disapproved. Ads can be active, inactive or disapproved.

Following this, it's time to select your keywords/phrases. There is a "keyword research tool" you can use to help with brainstorming. You can type in a URL and it gives suggestions for the page. Again, two or three keywords will work better than singular.

If you'd like some software help, there's a keyword research and optimization tool that's based in Excel.It helps you to build keyword lists quickly and easily and keep precise metrics. You can download it at:

In addition to choosing your keywords, you'll also want to select the "match types". There are three available.

1)Phrase Match: Any phrase that contains even one part of your keyword will display your ad. For example: your phrase is "new homes", the searcher types in "Chicago new homes" and your ad will be displayed.

2) Exact Match: Your ad only shows up when the searcher types in your keywords exactly. For example: Your phrase is "new home" - they must type in "new home" exactly or your ad will not show up. This is more targeted but you'll get less traffic.

3) Broad Match: Your ad will display if someone types in even one of your keywords in their search request.For example: Your phrase is "new homes" - your ad will display for a search of "new" or "homes".

You can set separate bids for all three match types.Some match types don't apply to "Content Ads". You can also make a list of "negative keywords". These are words or phrases you don't want your ads displayed for.

Now that your ads and keywords are in place, let's talk about the bidding process. There is a five cent minimum bid. In addition to regular bids, you can bid an extra amount above your keyword bid to target customers by demographics. This is optional.

If you're not using "incremental bids", your keyword bid amount is the maximum amount you will pay when your ad is clicked. You pay one penny more than the next highest bidder, all other factors being equal. So, you could potentially pay less than your actual bid amount.

You can also set separate bids for "Content Ads" and "Search Ads". Microsoft does not allow you to see what others are bidding. Your ad ranking can be improved by increasing bids or improving your ad relevance.

So how are ads ranked? Ranking includes: highest bid or incremental bid, greater relevance, and click-through rate.

As mentioned earlier, advertising on the Content Network is optional. Your ads will appear alongside information based pages that contain content that is related to your keywords. Content Ads appear on a select network of high-traffic pages such as MSN Money, MSN Entertainment, Fox Sports, MSN Tech & Gadgets, Windows Marketplace and other participating partners.

Microsoft makes it easy to target your audience with what they call "Intelligent Targeting". With this advanced targeting, you can select the target markets you want to reach by age, gender, location, etc. If you know your target market only goes online during certain times of the day, you can even pick the days of the week and times of day that you want your ads to run.

Conversion tracking is available and with the in-depth reporting function, you can easily keep an eye on how well your campaigns are doing. You can track click-through rates, impressions, and more.

Some excellent resources for further study are:

MS adCenter Labs:

adCenter Community:

If you're already using pay-per-click marketing in your online marketing efforts, you might want to take MS adCenter for a spin. With their advanced targeting, you'll be given the ability to hit your target market with more precision, and expand your reach and on-line exposure.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Google's 10th Birthday

Google has turned 10. Remember when you were that age? Yea, ok maybe not but Google shares with you how far they've come in the last 10 years. Very cool, follow the timeline and see when they achieved each milestone. Like a baby learning to walk...they've come a long way in the last 10 years. Happy Birthday Google! You're my favorite search engine and I think you should even run for president. Say it with me "Google for President"....Yay.......

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Building Targeted Website Traffic With Yahoo Search Marketing"

"Building Targeted Website Traffic With Yahoo Search Marketing"

By Merle

Did you know that more than 4.7 million people use Yahoo every Day? That's more than 2.4 billion searches a month. Not as far reaching as Google, but still a good place to invest some of your pay-per-click dollars in order to advertise on Yahoo and their network of websites.If Google is number one in the pay-per-click market, Yahoo comes in a strong second.

Yahoo's program is called "Yahoo Search Marketing" -originally, “Overture”, and before that “Goto”. You'll find that Yahoo's partner network is not as large as Google Adwords. Some of their partners are: of course Yahoo itself,, USA Today,,, Amazon, Ebay, Viacom, and Comcast.

The program works very similar to Google Adwords. You select your keywords, write your ads, pick the minimum bid you want to pay per click and you're up and running. Great minds do think alike.

Relevant keyword selection is again of the utmost importance. You'll want to choose a variety of keywords/phrases in order to reach more potential customers. Try to get "inside your customer's head" and think like they would, then choose keywords they might search for. If you find after a certain period of time certain keywords are not performing, delete them.

Just like Adwords, you can select keyword match types, but unlike Google's wider selection, here you have two choices.

1) Advanced Match Type: Your ads appear for a wider range of keywords. For example, if your keywords were “dogs”, “toys”, and “food”, your ad would be displayed for any of the following searches: "exotic dogs", "toys for dogs" or "food for animals".

2) Standard Match Type: Only displays your ad for exact matches to your keywords. If your phrase is "natural dog food", the searcher must type it in exactly that way. I believe this makes for a more targeted approach.

You also have the option of excluding keywords,and can block up to 250 domains from displaying your ads. If you need help choosing keywords you can use their "find keywords wizard". You type in a keyword and it comes back with suggestions along with traffic volume for those words.

Now let's move on to your ads. Again, just like Adwords, you'll want to include keywords in your title and description as they will appear in bold when the ad is displayed.

Ad titles can be up to 40 characters. You can enter a short or long description, up to 70 characters for the ad body. You also enter a "display URL" (what is shown in the ad), and the “destination URL” (which is not shown to the public, but where the searcher is taken after they click on the ad).

All ads must be named and the description should correspond to the ad group’s keywords. A campaign is made up of one or more "ad groups". If you need help putting your ads together, you can use Yahoo's "ad generation" tool.

Every ad has its own "quality index" which shows up as one to five bars (more bars=higher quality). A high quality index score is important as a low score can cause your ad ranking to drop, or prevent your ad from running at all.

So what goes into "quality index"? According to Yahoo, it's your ads expected performance plus the ads ability to meet the needs of the user (which also takes into account your ads click through rate and various relevant factors). You'll want to test different ads to find those that perform best.

The "Quality Index" also plays a role in your "ads ranking" and the bid amount required. Improving the quality of your ads can help to lower your minimum bid requirements and improve your ranking. So you can see why writing good ad copy is so important. Yahoo's ranking model is based on both ad quality, or relevance, and the bid amount you set.

So how much is the minimum bid? For the "Content Match", it's a minimum of ten cents. For "Sponsored Search", it can be lower or higher than ten cents. Minimum bids on Yahoo tend to run a bit higher than on Google, and they can vary depending on many factors such as: keyword relevance, (as measured by quality of the ads in the "ad group" they're associated with), the number of bidders, and the amounts they have bid. Your ad conversions do not play a role here.

Your keywords will appear as "active" when your bid is greater than or equal to the required minimum bid for that particular keyword. This can change, so you will be notified if the minimum bid is set to increase and given the opportunity to adjust your bids accordingly. You'll find these notifications on the "Dashboard Page" of the control panel.

Compared to "Sponsored Search", which displays your ads on search results pages, “Content Match” places your ads on related information based websites that are included in Yahoo's distribution partner network. Some of these partners are: City Search,, Earthlink, Homegain, Homestore, National Geographic, MSN and others. Just like Adwords, you can turn off either “Sponsored Search” or “Content Match”. You can also set up a separate bid for your "Content Match" clicks (min .10). For more information see:

Finally, again you'll want to pay attention to your "landing pages", test different versions to see what converts best. Use "Analytics" for setting up conversion tracking. Your landing pages must not include any pop-ups or pop-unders.

Two other excellent resources for Yahoo's Search Marketing are:

Yahoo's Search Marketing Blog:

Traffic Quality Center:

In conclusion, if you're involved with pay-per-click search Marketing, you'll want to add Yahoo's Search Marketing to your traffic plan. While not as far reaching as Google, they're a strong contender. Besides, as they say you never want to put "all your eggs in one basket". When it comes to pay-per-click marketing, diversification is best.

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Monday, September 15, 2008 My Latest Site

Hi Kids

If you've noticed I've been rather quiet lately it's because I've been busy putting together my latest website If you use any kind of paid search engine advertising such as Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter, and others then this website is for you. It's loaded with helpful articles, tips, and how-to's when it comes to paying for clicks.

Make sure you visit today and download my free ebook on how to advertise with pay-per-click search engines. It won't cost you a thing, but you will need to subscribe to my list to get it. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

If you have a related site and would like to exchange links with me, please contact me over at the site and I'll get back to you. Please keep it to a related topic only.

Thanks, and please check out the site and let me know what you think.


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Thought I would let you know about a new Event that opened the doors to new JV Partners today.

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I recommend that you check out this event as soon as possible to get a heads up on the competition.

You will also want to check out the great offer Terry has put together along with Unbelievable cash prizes for his Elite status partners.


Friday, September 12, 2008

"Coming in for a Landing: How to Make Sure You Don't Crash & Burn"

"Coming in for a Landing: How to Make Sure You Don't Crash and Burn"

If you're doing any kind of pay-per-click advertising,one of the most important factors of your advertisingcampaign is your landing page. So, what is a landing page and why do you need to pay special attention to what it contains? Great question - let me explain.

A "landing page" is where someone is sent after clicking on one of your pay-per-click ads. When running an advertising campaign, you don't want to send someone to your home page, it's too general. You want to send them to a "special page" that is a direct reflection of what you're advertising. You don't want to frustrate your visitors by making them search through your site to find the page that contains your advertised offer. You need to send them directly to it.

The success or failure of your entire sales campaign can be directly attributed to this page. Make no mistake, the landing page and what it contains is critical to your advertising success online. You might get them to click on your ad, but if your landing page is bad, you won't get them to convert. A conversion is what happens when they purchase your product, sign up for your newsletter, or download your free report. In other words, they do whatever it is you wanted them to do, when they arrive on your page. They perform a "specific action".

So what should a good landing page contain? If you do a search online you'll find volumes of books, articles and forums that deal with this exact topic. You'll find a variety of opinions on what works and what doesn't. While the advice is very helpful, it's best to do your own testing to see what works and what doesn't for your particular situation.

By the same token, there are some tried and true methods that you should utilize when designing your landing pages. The upper portion of the page is your most important real estate. This area is often referred to as "above the fold". You want to include your most important info here. You want to avoid waiting for them to scroll down, as some people may hit the back button before your page finishes loading due to loss of interest.

As a general rule, your landing page should focus on one thing. Ask them to do A, not A, B, C and D. Keep it simple and avoid confusing them by asking them to do too many things at once. Remember, ask them to do one thing and make it clear what that action is you want them to perform.

Have you ever considered how safe someone feels about sharing their personal information with your website? You need to make sure your web site reassures your visitors, via the use of trust logos and a strong guarantee, that their information will be kept confidential and secure. If you can't instil trust, you'll lose the sale
every time.

Following all of this, is the actual copy on your landing page. I can't stress enough how important the words you choose are. If it's littered with bad grammar and misspellings, you won't appear very professional. The actual words in the copy can help to make or break your pages. If you're not the grammar police, hire someone who is to review what you have written.

Also, make sure that the font you use is a decent size, avoid the use of super small fonts. They can make your page hard to read and really aggravate your website visitors. People read differently online, they tend to scan so make sure to use strong headlines through-out stressing major benefits or points.

In addition, you need to limit the amount of outbound links on your landing page. Don't give the viewer a way out. By offering up too many other options they may click away and never return. Take them by the hand and lead them step-by-step to the action you want them to perform. Don't allow them to become distracted.

Taking all of this into consideration, you should be doing A/B testing - also known as split testing – in order to find out what's working and what's not. Google's Website Optimizer is a great tool to use to test different headlines, graphics, layouts and calls to action. This way, you can tweak and make the necessary changes to improve your conversion rates. You can find it here

Finally, don't forget about load time. Make sure that your page loads quickly. Making someone wait for your page to load can have them reaching for their back button in a big hurry.

Furthermore, if you're doing pay-per-click advertising with Google Adwords, your landing page load time now affects your keywords quality score. So keywords with slow loading landing pages may get a lower "quality score" - and that also means paying higher minimum bids.

Taking this all into consideration, you can see how important a good landing page is to your pay-per-click advertising campaigns. If you don't get it right here, you'll be throwing good money down the advertising drain.

Remember, you should be continually testing and tracking so you know what's working and what's not. Knowledge is power and what you don't know can hurt you. Make sure when someone is coming in for a landing, it's a smooth landing. This is not a place to crash and burn.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MapQuest Local is Looking For You

MapQuest Local Content If you have a website and need local traffic don't miss out on this opportunity. MapQuest is looking for you. "If your site has geographically relevant content that you would like to share with their audience, let them know! They are working to extend their system to accept 3rd party content that can then be potentially listed on MapQuest Local. In return, they'll drive traffic from your content on MapQuest Local back to your site."

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Free Report on Twitter- Download it Now

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Twittad Let Your Ad Meet Tweets

Twittad So you're a big Twitter fan and love to post and have a huge following? Want to make some money at the same time? Now you can by selling ads on your Twitter background page. "You pay TwittAd a 5% service fee on the total purchase price. Minimum .99 cents." The rest of the bounty is all yours. So start twittering and sell that ad space.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Windows Internet Explorer 8: Beta

Well kids, it's been a long time coming but Microsoft has finally introduced a beta of Internet Explorer 8.0-If you've been waiting for this one now you can take her for a spin. Download it here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Article Marketing Cafe

Article Marketing Cafe Writing articles to promote your website works. I've been doing it for years and the bulk of my website traffic comes from those articles that have been published on other sites, blogs or ezines. Chris Knight runs what is probably the best article directory online at Listen in as Jeff Herring Interviews him about article marketing.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Yes, It's Another GiveAway Kids!

Just a quick note to tell you about a new giveaway event
that I'm certain you don't want to miss.

EVERY item in this giveaway is "rebrandable," meaning
you can change the links in them to your affiliate links,
and then YOU get the commissions when other buy whatever
is recommended.

We're talking DOZENS of ebook, and other rebrandable items,
all in one place. It's like stumbling into a treasure-filled

There's certain to be several ebooks, pieces of software,
etc., there, actually dozens, they you'll want to download,
rebrand, and then either give away or sell. Either way, when
you pass the rebranded gifts along, you set yourself up to
earn commission.

Check it out now at:

There is some really good stuff there, and I'm sure that a
lot of people will be downloading and rebranding it. So
you want to do it now, so that you can be one of the first
ones to tell your customers about these gifts.

Don't put this one off:


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Download Free Private Label Package

I just had to share this with you.

I want to let you know about an amazing website I just found.

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You can have software, e-books, articles and more, all of them with Private Label Rights.

Unlike resell rights, where you have the right to sell a product, but not change it in any way, private label rights give you the right to change the product in any way you like and claim it as your own. You can modify the products however you want. You can include links to your products or affiliate products, change or add any graphics you wish, edit or use the existing content as is and even put your name on the product as the writer. Nothing to buy, but you get Private Label Rights package absolutely F.R.E-E with no strings attached at all.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Google Insights for Search

Google Insights for Search Google has launched "Insights for Search",as Google describes it it's "a new product designed with the advertiser in mind. It provides more flexibility and functionality for advertisers and marketers to understand search behavior, and adds some cool new features like a world heat map to graphically display search volume and regional interest." Check it out and add it to your bookmarks. Great for doing research.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Internet Money Tree by Joel Comm - The Hidden Money in Your Web Site

The Internet Money Tree by Joel Comm Download my FREE Report..."The Internet Money Tree: The Hidden Money in Your Web Site"- This is a free ebook by Joel Comm. Here's what's inside-

"1) Learn How to Get Paid to Surf the Web without spending a dime.

2) Discover How to Earn Money with a Contextual Ad Service that Can Co-exist with Google.

3) Tap the Affiliate Income Potential within Your Web Pages"

Learn all this and more with this free copy.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Internet Marketing Sins: An Open Letter to All Internet Marketers

Internet Marketing Sins "If You’re Sick and Tired of Bad Marketing Tactics and Stupid Marketing Tricks Being Perpetrated Online, and You Want to Know What You Can Do About It, Then Read This Scathing, Eye-Opening Manifesto." A free report put together by Syliva Fortin. Warning: It may just piss you off. Not for the faint of heart.....hey, when a report comes with a warning, it has to be good.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ebook Times Blog » FREE Stuff!

Ebook Times Blog » FREE Stuff! Need free stuff? This guy has plenty of it. From software to ebooks you can spend a few hours here downloading it all. Who says you can't get anything for free anymore? Some of this stuff even comes with PLR rights. Happy downloading.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

YouTube - Google Analytics Interface Tutorial

YouTube - Google Analytics Interface Tutorial A nice little 8 minute video on YouTube that goes over Google Analytics Interfact. A nice little tutorial if you're new to Analytics and need to know the basics.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Clickin' it Rich download area

Clickin' it Rich download area: "Michael Campbell is the CEO Dynamic Media Corporation. Author of Revenge of the Mininet, Nothing but 'Net, Clickin' it Rich and the Internet Marketing Secrets newsletter."

If you'd like to download his ebook "Clickin' it Rich" for free just go to this page Michael has been online for years and knows his stuff when it comes to making money online.

His other ebook "Revenge of the Mininet" can be downloaded in PDF or MP3 here

At one time he sold these, but now offers them for free. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to his newsletter while you're there. He's a genious.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Inspirational Movie

Is it raining at your house? It's pouring here in Ohio. I was flipping through my emails and came across this inspirational movie "Secrets of Adulthood", what I have learned. If you need something positive to get your motor up and running, take a few minutes to watch. Heck, we all need some reinforcements from time to time.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Google Docs Templates

Google Docs Templates I love Google
docs. It's a great way to work on your Word docs and other presentations from any computer. They're constantly adding new features to his free little service. Isn't that so Google? They recently announced the launch of "Google Doc Templates Directory". These templates includes business plans, resumes, letterheads and other handy dandy little tools. Check it out, you can thank me later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

MarketingSherpa: New Search Research From Sherpa: 1,928 Marketers Reveal Top Strategies to Increase Search ROI

MarketingSherpa: New Search Research From Sherpa "MarketingSherpa's fifth annual Search Marketing Benchmark Guide has been completely rewritten and re-researched.
Includes new data from 1,928 search marketers"- Some of the highlights, search strategy budgeting, Search marketers most under-used metrics, analytics behind Google and more.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

John Reese is Back with Traffic Secrets 2

John Reese is back with Traffic Secrets 2. Even if you have no interest in purchasing the course go and watch these free videos on site traffic. It won't cost you a thing and you'll learn some tips and tricks to apply to your own websites.

Are you interested in...

- Generating floods of targeted traffic to
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If so, then you've got to RUN, not walk,
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You'll also some discover some great
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long awaited sequel to the 'famous'
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You can actually go right now and
watch TWO new videos from John.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008 - Search both Google & Yahoo at the same time! This is pretty cool. Now you can search Yahoo and Google both at the same time. View the search results for both engines on a split page. I think I like this.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Blog Talk Radio

Willie Crawford has been teaching online marketing for over 11 years now. He's got numerous websites, ezines, discussion boards and his own radio show. His show on Blog Talk Radio contains numerous topics that will help you in learning how to earn money on the Internet. Wille's an honest upright guy and he's considered one of the "old timers", which means he's been online for years, way before it became cool to be an internet marketer. Translation: He's one of the good guys. Check him out and start learning today.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Searchme Visual Search

Searchme Visual Search This really is a better way to search. It's a visual search engine. It let's you flip thru graphic pages of the results and select based on what you see. Very cool. Bookmark this one.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


BlogRolled Yet another brand new service for those who publish blogs and for advertisers looking to place ads on them. It's your one stop shop.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Free Report - The Biggest Open Secret (About Increasing Online Sales)

Free Report - The Biggest Open Secret Ebook A free 30 page ebook loaded with tips and strategies on how you can increase your online sales. It covers topics such as crafting offers, copywriting, PPC, web design and more. Download your PDF copy now while you can and see what you can do to increase your sales.

Monday, June 9, 2008


PublisherSpot "PublisherSpot provides informative reviews and summaries of Internet ad network companies." This really is a an informative directory that can help point you in the right direction when trying to earn money online. Check it out.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

AdWords Editor- Latest Upgrade

AdWords Editor If you use Google's Adwords Editor they have an updated version out for your downloading pleasure.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Google AdWords: Keyword Tool

Google Keyword Tool: "Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas. Enter a few descriptive words or phrases, and it comes back with possible suggestions for your ad campaign.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Free- "A Quick-Start Guide To Writing Profitable Articles".

Hi Kids,

I have something big for you to see.

It's a new report that will let you take hold of one of the most powerful ways to bring free traffic to your site... writing articles that is of course ;-)

It's a proven fact that article marketing is one of the most effective tools to bring people to your website.

But what distinguishes a good article from a poor one?

And how do you get started, even if you have no exerpeice with writing?

Well, here's help...

It's a (free) Ebook by Dirk Dupon, titled "A Quick-Start Guide To Writing Profitable Articles".

Friday, May 23, 2008

MSN PPC Marketing Tools

MSN has a variety of tools to help you with your pay per click search marketing. I've listed a few of them below.

Commercial Intention

Local Ads by PC Address

Search Volume Forecast

Demographics Foundation

Keyword Forecast

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques"

Until June 13th you can now download Corrie Haffly's book in PDF format totally free. Better hurry and download it while you can. 278 pages in total. "The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques"

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ever Profits Toolbar, SEO Toolbar

Ever Profits Toolbar A free Revolutionary toolbar for Internet Explorer,this is for the serious online marketer. Find the best performing Adwords keywords and bids, find out what your competitors are up to, even track and improve your website conversions. There's plans in the works for a Firefox version but for now this one is it and it's free to download.

"Real Time PageRank (PR), Alexa and inbound links of every web page you're browsing in as well as of it's home page." This information alone could really come in handy.

Friday, May 16, 2008

MarketingSherpa: Get Famous Using Twitter...

MarketingSherpa: Get Famous Using Twitter to Market Your Company & Yourself Twitter this and Twitter that. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about Twitter and how it can be used in your onlline marketing efforts. If you'd like to learn more,MarketingSherpa has put together a Twitter guide and is giving you open access only until May 23rd. Better hurry, before it Twitters away!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Google Docs

If you don't have a Word Processor or you want one you can access from multiple computers you'll love this. Google Docs is a very powerful editor with some awesome features. You can use it from work, school, home. Even email completed documents to yourself when finished in a variety of formats. "All Hail Google!"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Adwords TV Ads

TV Ads: "Learn how Google TV Ads can help you grow your business." Their specialists are experts in TV advertising and will teach you how to use Google's new TV ads to drive more traffic to your website with this free Webinar. May 13th and June 4th.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Private Label Club

Today I want to tell you about a new site that I just came across. It's called Private Label Club and it's brought to you by Jason Oickle. To say that I am impressed would be a major understatement. I mean, what he is offering to free members is just insane.

This is one of the very few sites that I have found that is literally giving away so mach value to free members! There really should be a monthly price tag on just the free membership alone!

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What I love the most about Private Label Club is the powerful elite membership.
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This is not just any old crappy content either!

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Merle's Mission Ezine- 04/30/08

The latest issue of Merle's Mission Ezine is now online at

Today's topic is on pinging and blogs. If I sound like I'm speaking in a language you do not understand, run, don't walk to read today's article. And I've also thrown in my usual twisted humor and other misc. topics.



Thursday, May 1, 2008

Revenge of the Mininet

Welcome to Revenge of the Mininet download area. Michael Campbell is a master marketer who's been online pumping his wares for years. On this page he offers all kinds of downloads and tutorials from his book "Revenge of the Mininet and Dynamic Linking" - Go and download the material now before he changes his mind. This information is worth its weight in gold. You can learn a lot from Michael and you should sign up for his newsletter too.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yahoo! Search Marketing - Ad Testing Tutorial

Help Center: Yahoo! Search Marketing (formerly Overture) - Ad Testing Tutorial Try your hand at A/B testing with Yahoo's Search Marketing program. Check out this tutorial that will take you by the hand and teach you how to test multiple ads within an ad group to find the one that's performing best. If you're going to spend money on pay per click search engine marketing at the very least test your ads to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Google Base

Official Google Base Blog Do you use Google Base? It's an API that merchants or anyone can use to get their products/services listed on Google quickly and easily. Have 10 or fewer items? Fill out our thier web form for each item you would like to post. If you have many items you can upload a spreadsheet or XML file directly to them.

To keep up with what's new subscribe to Google's Blog. For more info on Google Base go to Google Base

Monday, April 14, 2008

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine- 4/14/08

Hey Gang,

Just a "heads up" that the latest issue of Merle's
Cyber Promotions is now available for your reading
pleasure. I sent it out in text format on Sunday
night but in case a mis-guided filter snatched it
up along the way, you can read the PDF version

Today's issue has the usual round of goodies.
How to create your own marketing plan and some
great websites to help you with your traffic.

Thanks for being a subscriber and enjoy today's

Best regards,


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Clickbank Stampede Launches

Have you ever seen people posting their huge checks from ClickBank on the forums? I have, and I’ve often wondered

How are they doing it?

Finally, the veil has been lifted and all the secret techniques and strategies are finally revealed.

ClickBank Stampede reveals how top sellers on ClickBank are doing it and actually gives a blueprint that you can use to duplicate their methods step-by-step.

If you sell, or plan to sell, anything on ClickBank then I can’t urge you strongly enough to visit this

Warm Regards,

P.S. Remember, there are people making Big Bucks
per year with ClickBank so it’s worth checking

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Google's Ad Manager

Google's Ad Serving Solution I love all things Google and actually think they should run for President. Something new from Google and straight from the horse's mouth "If you operate a site with remnant ad inventory as well as reserved ad inventory that you sell directly to advertisers, then Ad Manager is for you. It can help you sell, schedule, deliver, and measure directly-sold and network-based inventory."

Right now it's by invitation only and there's no charge to use it. If you go to the page above you can click on a link and request to be invited.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Two Free Ebooks You can Keep or Give Away

2 Free Ebooks you can read, give away from your own website or pass on to your ezine subscribers.

30 Tips for Ebook Authors
By Jimmy Brown

MyBlogLog Traffic Secrets

How to use to increase traffic to your blog or website.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Express Online

Adobe Photoshop Express Hey, Photoshop online? Yep, now you can edit, rotate, twirl your favorite photos till your heart's content. Once you sign up you can house up to 2GB of photos totally free. So come on, join up, I know you want to.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FREE Internet Marketing Products and Downloads

Are you looking for internet marketing products and resources
to build your own profitable online business ?

If so, then get it F.R.E.E. at Easter JV.
Here's your secret invitational link:

Now Easter JV is a site where scores of other like minded internet
marketers come together and provide a range of gifts and resources
to help younger marketers get started.

If you're new to IM (Internet Marketing) then being part of
Easter JV will certainly assist you to build a huge stock of
products in order to create your own website.

For instance, the site is filled with tons of:

- Private Label Rights (PLR) products
- Master Resell Rights (MRR) products
- Video skins
- HTML templates
- Graphics and images
- Website hosting
- Website Tools
- Knick nacks
- Just about EVERYTHING you need to succeed online !

Here's that link again - don't miss out !

To Your Mega Success,


PS. The doors to this event shut tight on 31st March and once they are
closed you will NOT be allowed in. Take advantage of this generous
offer and don't delay.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine- New Issue Posted Online

Just a "heads up" that the latest issue of Merle's
Cyber Promotions is now available for your reading
pleasure. I sent it out in text format on Sunday
night but in case a mis-guided filter snatched it
up along the way, you can read the PDF version

Today's issue is full of the usual goodies
and a great article on using forums to generate

We had a record breaking snow storm over the
weekend with some areas getting over 18" of
snow. I had to shovel my jeep out.

Thanks for joining me and have a Fantastic day!


P.S. Remember to stop in at the forum

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Willie Crawford's Radio Show

Learn Internet Marketing from an expert. "Veteran (11-year) Internet Marketing authority teaches what he and members of his Internet Marketing Inner Circle have discovered really works in generating a steady, reliable online income. Learn topics such as finding a profitable niche, generating website traffic, building a responsive email list, creating your own products, selling more affiliates products, branding yourself, networking, setting up joint ventures, and how to simply run a successful business."

Subscribe to the RSS feed and be notified of new shows as they are added.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Free Outsourcing Report

"These 10 Foolish Mistakes Are Killing Your Outsourcing Efforts. Discover Effective Strategies In This 100% Complimentary Special Report!" You'll have to give up your email address in order to download it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Learn Photoshop Now: Getting Started With Photoshop - Volume 2 (Free PDF Download)

Learn Photoshop Now: Getting Started With Photoshop - Volume 2: "16 pages, packed full of awesome information to help a Photoshop newbie get started on the right foot." Excellent it now.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Niche Widget

A new servive, get this cool widget that you add to your blogs or webpages just by pasting a tiny snippet of code. This widget makes you INSTANT commissions (as much as 100%) 24/7. Customize it to match your site's theme.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Merle's Cyber Promotions Press Ezine

Hi Kids

Just to let you know I sent out the latest issue
of Merle's Cyber Promotions Press yesterday in
text format.

If you don't have it by now it most likely was
grabbed by a mis-guided filter along the way.
You can read or print out the PDF version here

Today's issue covers how to use YouTube to
generate traffic to your site and the usual extra
goodies I know you're just going to love.

Also, don't forget these free online giveaways
going on.

Simply sign up and get the scoop.

-tons of ebooks
-tons of scripts
-tons of everything you've ever wanted

Massive Monthly Giveaway

and last but not least-

Great Blogging Giveaway

Enjoy! and have a great day.


The Big Fat Giveaway- Now Thru Feb 21st

The Big Fat GiveawayKeith Bowman just released the internet's most massive giveaway ever:

Simply sign up and get the scoop.

-tons of ebooks
-tons of scripts
-tons of everything you've ever wanted

Where did all these goodies come from?

Keith Bowman has called in some favors from a whole bunch of top online marketers and convinced them all to give you TONS of Products at no cost to you.

Grab your free goodies now at:
The Big Fat Giveaway

Sunday, February 3, 2008

FREE EBook Templates for you to download

So you've written an ebook and need a cover? If you don't want to pay a graphics designer to make one for you and you have the slightest bit of talent when it comes to your graphics program you can right click on these blank templates and add your title and bam, you're done.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Great Ipod Giveaway

Great Ipod Giveaway I just found this new website that's giving away free Ipods AND tons of Internet marketing ebooks and software, and you can grab it all without spending a dime!

I'm using it and I thought you could benefit too, so I wanted to share it with you...

Check it out here:

There really are no strings attached and they are giving away new Ipods every 2 days!

Check this out.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Microsoft Affiliate Network

Microsoft Affiliate Network: "Join the Microsoft Affiliate Network now to participate in the Microsoft adCenter program. For each new U.S.-based Microsoft adCenter customer you generate, you’ll receive a cash reward." To apply go to their site and fill out the application.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Seller Beware! Free Report

Seller Beware Free Report In this 50 page report John Counsel explains how to safeguard your Paypal account and not "accidently" violate Paypal's terms of service and get your account frozen. If you're not very familiar with what is and what isn't acceptable to Paypal, please download this free report and save yourself a possible headache down the road. It's an excellent read.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

AdWords Seminars

AdWords Seminars for Success If you use Google Adwords to promote your website and need help understanding and using it, how about attending a seminar. "The seminars will be offered in two tracks: Beginner & Intermediate, and Intermediate & Advanced. Both are designed to teach you how to manage your AdWords account more effectively by covering topics from best practices on account setup to bidding and campaign management strategies."

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Search Engine Myths Exposed- Free Report on Ranking with Google

Search Engine Myths Exposed: "New FREE report from Jonathan Leger exposes the most destructive myths and lies being spread about how to rank in Google, and then reveals the TRUTH of what you should really be doing." You will have to give up your email address at the site in order to download the report but Jonathan's stuff is always well done as he's one of the few who really knows what he's doing online when it comes to making money.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

M.C. Promotions Press Ezine- Jan 7th 2008

A new year and it's time for a new issue of M.C. Promotions Press Ezine. If you're a subscriber it still comes out in text format right to your inbox. If not, I always convert it to PDF and post it here when uploaded.

What's in this issue? So glad you asked.

+ Editorial- "I'm Back"

+ Article- "Getting Great at Article Writing"

+ Camtasia 3.0 Download it Free- Limited Time

+ Tube Mogul- Upload Your Videos in a Snap

You can read the latest issue here:

Friday, January 4, 2008

New iPods in Exchange for Your Old CD's

iPods+: "iPodMeister Inc. offers you a FREE, brand NEW iPod or iPhone in exchange for your used/new CDs/DVDs. There are no charges or fees involved other than the CDs needed for the trade." I will warn you the amount of CD's needed is in the hundreds, but if you've got a bunch of old CD's laying around and want a new fangled Ipod this is an easy way to get one. If you don't have enough CD's you can pay 1.00 for each one you're short. Check it out.

Thursday, January 3, 2008 - Upload Your Videos - Online Video Distribution and Analytics- Do you do marketing online with videos? If so you'll want to check out this free video submission service. At no charge you can upload your videos to all 12 video websites at one time. No more going from site to site uploading your videos one at a time. TubeMogul also provides powerful analytics on who is viewing your videos. Sign up free.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How to Get Customers Ordering So Fast Your Bank Account May End Up With a Speeding Ticket!- Report

Buy Now Report Before You Go...: If you do any type of online marketing you really should read this report. It's excellent and a real eye opener, loaded with techniques you can use to increase your conversions. Not sure how long it will remain available for free but "Reserve your free copy of 'Buy Now! How to Get Customers Ordering So Fast Your Bank Account May End Up With a Speeding Ticket!' and the supplementary 34-minute audio."

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Nabit - Track auctions and bid from your Desktop

Nabit - Track auctions and bid from your Desktop- Are you an avid Ebayer? I love Ebay. It's always the first place I turn to when I'm looking for a great deal on an item. Check out this free software that allows direct bidding from your desktop. From the site it states "You can track bids-and make new ones-without using your Web browser. Once your My eBay list is automatically imported, Nabit automatically refreshes your auction status. Plus, Nabit provides pop-up notifications if you’ve been outbid, if you’ve won or lost, if the price changes on an item you’re watching, or if your auction is about to expire." If you're an Ebay junkie you need to check this one out.