Friday, September 6, 2013

Making Waves and Having Fun With It.

Want to increase traffic to a blog or website? Publicly call out someone that is in the lime light. This will get others to notice and share the interaction via social media. This can serve quite a few purposes. The main thing though is increasing traffic then converting that traffic to subscribers, followers, leads or customers. All of those conversions equal income or potential income.

Just recently I called someone out for cobranding a report when they are supposed to be neutral in a very competitive space. This drove an insane amount of traffic to a few different websites this in turn will help us realize conversions in other places. One being out newly established automotive social network.

That is the thing not all traffic has to result in dollars today. Conversions have value and those conversions can provide long term profits that keep paying over and over again.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Are they Brining Anything to the Table

How do you drive traffic and make the most of it? There are always varying degrees of thought on how to best monopolize on traffic that is delivered. As a marketer I feel that all traffic should be monetized. So you are either looking for a conversion or delivering a service. That is the only traffic that matters as a marketer.



I do take a very hard line on it. While others look for conversion in other ways. For example Keith Latman and Seth Godin on their blogs look to inspire a different way of looking at things. That too is a conversion it just does not measure like monetary converion.

No matter what your goals are you as far as driving traffic go you need to always have an end goal in mind. Will it bring dollars, deliver a product, change a mind or even save a planet. Only you can define your purpose of delivering traffic. Just make sure it is concise and measurable.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Social Networking on the Web

It's funny when companies do things to help drive engagement. It is what I do for a living on a daily basis, help companies drive traffic and interaction from customers. Recently I noticed where a customer of high end dealership software compared two companies directly. One what the company I work for and that of the competitor DealerSocket.

What is amazing this was unsolicited and it makes both companies potentially draw a line in the sand to square off, if the right people notice. The real question is how can both companies try to cannibalize the potential traffic and sell more of their product.

I can see this working in favor of both companies and working against both companies. Not going to really delve into this but it will be fun to see how this plays out.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What Do You Do...

When domain names expire and business change hands and things get forgotten it takes diligence to stay on top of things.  Just recently a friend of mine's domain expired and we were trying to figure out how to get the search engines to recognize it again versus a parked page.

One of the easiest ways is to add fresh content and have someone link to it.  However many times this is not possible due to time constraints, especially if they are a busy person.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Time to Revive this Blog

This blog has be3en dormant for sometime and I apologize to those that read it regularly. I will be updating it on a regular basis for the next year or so as I work on my new project, building sites to promote the ebay partner network.

Right now I am working on a site to sell Rat Rods and it is not getting much traffic. So I am looking for ways to get it noticed by internet users now. It is targeted to used Rat Rod cars and trucks which is a pretty large niche.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Living the Dream ~ Kinda ~

I started web marking over a decade ago, when online poker started its hard push.  Fast forward to today and I work with clients all over the country to help them find new customers on the internet.  Part of this process of moving into a service provider position I had to establish a brick and mortar location in which to operate.

The community we chose is a beautiful bedroom community to Jacksonville, Florida.  Unfortunately we have had nothing but problems here in relation to my child.  The Camden County School System has been completely incompetent in dealing with my child with Asperger's Syndrome.  which has really turned what could of been a beautiful thing into a nightmare.

We are now fighting for change inside of their system.  What we have seen out of the Camden County School System in reply to our request has been nothing but apathy and inaction.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Market Domination with Web 2.0

Social media assets are a very important tool to use in search engine optimization.  The problem I see is that many abuse these platforms.  When creating web 2.0 properties to support another website you must make sure that you provide value to the platform you are publishing on, not just create bad content for the sake of dropping a few links.

Some examples of web 2.0 properties that we have created using my favorite web 2.0 platform are:
Social assets are the new search tool.  Make sure you deploy them properly and provide value to the platform that you are creating them on.
If you do not provide value to the platform you really are nothing more than a platform spammer.

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