Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Reach millions of Google users, quickly and for free, with Google Places

Reach millions of Google users, quickly and for free, with Google Places

More people search for businesses online than anywhere else, so it's important to make sure your business listing can be easily found on Google.com and Google Maps. With Google Places, creating a great listing takes just a few minutes and doesn’t cost a thing.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

FREE Automated Content Distribution from Onlywire.com

Bookmarking and creating backlinks to content, blogs or websites plays an important role when you want to increase visitor traffic and ultimately your earnings. However, it is a difficult task and very time consuming. Now OnlyWire.com makes it easy and free!

OnlyWire is an online media software that allows publishers, bloggers and webmasters to syndicate content to the Internet’s highest-ranked social networking sites. It allows creators and authors of online content to efficiently reach billions of readers globally. It is used by over 100,000 online publishers, OnlyWire's four content syndication tools serve over 35 million unique page views per month to billions of readers. Its publishing list consists of the best-in-class social networking sites representing the web’s highest-density in terms of readership – the list includes Facebook, Digg, Twitter, Delicious, StumbleUpon and many others (33 active services).

In just a few simples steps you can get started:

1. Follow this link to sign up: https://www.onlywire.com/signup

You will be given two options, a pay plan or a promote plan (free).

Promote Plan - is free to use if you agree to add the OnlyWire buttons on your blogs or websites. Make sure that you read the terms & conditions before you proceed. If you choose this option, you need to wait until OnlyWire has verified the buttons on your blog or website before you can use the service.

Pay Plan - you will be charged a subscription fee of $2.99 per month or $24.99 per year (save 30%) to be able to use their services.

No matter what one you choose, you will enjoy the same functionality.

2. The next step is to setup accounts with each social networking and bookmarking sites in OnlyWire. Currently, there are 33 sites that you can submit content to. All you need to do is enter the usernames and passwords you use on each site and click "Save My Logins". Check off the test post so you can check if it is working and there are no problems with the info you provided.

3. From the OnlyWire homepage, click "Tools" and then "Browser Tools". Install the Browser button on your internet browser to make it easier to submit web pages. Choose the add-on that corresponds to your internet browser and follow the installation. You should now have the OnlyWire button toolbars after the installation is done.

4. Go to the web page or content that you want to distribute or share. Click on the OnlyWire button on your browser and choose "Bookmark & Share". The frames option shows you the web page at the bottom while the no frames option only shows the list of sites to share. Just fill in the tags and the notes then hit "Bookmark". It takes a few minutes before you will receive an email notification on the status of a submission. That's all there is to it!

For every submission, you need to check the status because they sometimes fail or require finalization because of the verification code on the site. OnlyWire will save you a ton of time and will increase your traffic and search engine ranking. It is a very powerful tool for publishers, bloggers, and webmasters to syndicate content to multiple social networking sites.

WARNING: Do not submit the same URL more than once, otherwise you will be considered as spam on the sites. This not only affects you, but all the users of OnlyWire.com.

Now, enjoy your extra free time and of course the increased traffic to your content!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Help for your Struggling Small Business!

It's really tough out there for a small business owner right now. Your friends and family called you foolish when you went out on your own – but you proved them wrong when you built a successful small business. You’ve put your blood, sweat and tears into your company – it’s your baby! Although you're struggling again, you're also fighting hard to keep that dream alive. It does appear that the federal government realizes small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and it's reaching out to help.

Here are a few resources to help you get through this difficult time.

Recently, the SBA introduced the 2009 Recovery Act intended for small businesses. SmartBusiness explains the complicated loan and recovery plan without the legal goobly-gook.

Check out Office Depot's Survival of the Smartest, an interactive website with resources for struggling small business owners.

Recommended Reading: Recession Storming: Thriving in Downturns Through Superior Marketing, Pricing and Product Strategies There are over 100 marketing strategies from 80 companies from 5 recessions and 40 industry downturns. This has been the #1 book on Recession on Amazon.com for over a year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Become A Pro (For Free)!

Become A Pro!

If you service the Real Estate Industry, you need to check this out: ForSaleByOwner.com created the Find a Pro network for their customers who demanded a reliable source of Pros to assist them during the FSBO process. Join their network of Pros and get connected to buyers and sellers who need your expertise. Their basic listing is free, but you can always upgrade to add additional features.

Why Join the Pro Network? (from their website)

~We are the largest "by owner" real estate marketplace with over 50,000 active daily visitors. Our customers come to us as a trusted source for all their real estate needs.

~Unrepresented FSBO buyers and sellers make up almost 25% of the real estate market. Tap into a lucrative market that is missed when marketing only through agents.

~Consumers spend tremendous amounts of money on goods and services surrounding a move. A Harvard study found that relocating households spend 20-25% more on home improvements than those that do not move.

~Get maximum exposure by promoting your services online. Our flat-fee plans provide a cost effective way to advertise online, without costly pay-per-click fees. Plus, the cost is most likely tax deductible.

Sign-up to become a Pro today or call 888-367-7253 to get started.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Outright: Simple And FREE Bookkeeping Online

Outright: Simple And FREE Bookkeeping Online

Free online financial tools; simplify your bookkeeping by organizing your business records and tax documents, freeing you to grow your business.

Outright is a very simple-to-use web service that helps you track income and expenses, pay estimated taxes on time, and see how your business is doing. It's perfect for self employed people. Outright is designed for sole proprietors and single-member LLCs who file a Schedule C tax form.

Save Time!

Small business bookkeeping fast and painless. Enter income and expenses quickly by hand or import directly from FreshBooks or Shoeboxed.

Save Money!

Know exactly what you can deduct so you save as much as possible come tax time. We'll let you know when taxes are due so you avoid costly fines and late fees from the IRS.

Outright: Simple And FREE Bookkeeping Online

Streamlining the work involved with owning a business, helping entrepreneurs pay the right taxes, record financial transactions, and keep their businesses on track and growing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Are You Blogging?

Are You Blogging?

Blogging is arguably the simplest (& cheapest) way to start generating traffic to your website. It is extremely powerful and very easy to do. Whether you have a blog already, or aren’t yet familiar with them, understand that they are a key factor in your online marketing.

Blogging is not only a great way to drive traffic to your site but is incredibly important in building your credibility and brand.

Some Benefits of Blogging:

Boost Traffic: Blogs and RSS feeds can make a positive change in your web traffic. By adding new content to your site on a regular basis, you ensure that the search engine’s spider crawls your site more often.

Back Links: Through blogging, you can find a number of business partners together because people having different interests and thoughts are closely knit with each other.

Lower Costs: Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web site. Small business owners that don’t have the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an economical method to get your company's name out on the Internet.

Cheap Marketing: By Blogging you can raise your website profile and increase visits to your site.

So, are you blogging yet? If not, you should be!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Interesting data on the cost analysis of promotional products versus other advertising media.

Interesting data on the cost analysis of promotional products versus other advertising media.

ASI 2008 Survey – Issued November 11th 2008

http://www.asicentral.com/html/open/EducationandEvents/powersummit08/Impressions_Study.pdf


Summary of Conclusions:

Instant recall: More than 8 out of 10 (84%) respondents remembered the advertisers of the promotional products they’re received.

Very impressionable: 42% of respondents had a MORE favorable impression of an advertiser after receiving the item. And nearly a quarter (24%) said they are MORE likely to do business with the advertiser on the items they receive.

It’s all business: Most respondents (62%) have done business with the advertiser on a promotional product after receiving the item.

Pens are in: Writing instruments are the most-recalled advertising specialty items (54% of respondents recall owning them), followed by shirts, caps and bags.

User-friendly: The majority (81%) of promotional products were kept because they were considered useful.

Staying power: More than three-quarters of respondents have had their items for more than 6 months.

Bag it!: Among wearables, bags were reported to be used most frequently with respondents indicating that they used their bags an average of 9 times per month. They also deliver the most impressions: Each bag averages 1,038 impressions per month.

Most impressive: The average CPI of an advertising specialty item is $0.004; as a result, marketers get a more favorable return on investment.

Interesting data on the cost analysis of promotional products versus other advertising media.

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