Find your NICHE on the internet!

17 07 2007

I read a lesson today on NICHE marketing basically on the internet!  Lets take my industry – Engraving.  Lets just say the chance of me getting to the top 10 on the internet JUST because of Trophies isn’t very likely!  I mean engravers or trophy house are plentiful aren’t they?  I can’t say that I’m someone in the middle of quality, because I don’t think I am!  We do a good job, but how many times are people willing to go do page 30 of the internet to find me?  People on the internet AREN’T very patience!  I know I’m not either at times!  LOL!  Its the same thing when you hear about people that sell baskets, children’s clothing, jewelry for example! 

I decided I was going to take this free SEO course that I found online.  SEO Training by GNC Web Creations is the name of it, and its all yahoo group based.  It has lessons that you do to learn.  I may not be able to apply EVERYTHING to my free website, but it will give me a good idea of what I need when purchase of webspace comes into the picture!

As you can guess the lesson today was about finding your NICHE!  One of the teacher’s examples was she does web design, and made a point of letting every one know just HOW MANY web designers there are!  She targets (for one thing) motorcyles websites!

She mentions that every page within your website is a door to people.  My example may not be as DYNAMIC, but I will give a try!  One page on my site may be dedicated to SOCCER TROPHIES, and another page BASEBALL TROPHIES.  If I have one page with all themes one page chances are good no one is going to stick around searching pass the cheerleader trophy, science club trophy, football trophy to get their SOCCER trophy!  She hasn’t said it yet, but I would assume you are to optimatize each page per theme!  It doesn’t matter if your customer comes to your site on page 2000 if that is where their product is!

Does this mean you leave out all those OTHER products that you sell?  Nope!  Just focus on the ‘special’ or ‘niche’ trophy in my case!  It may not even be TROPHIES for me.  I will have to see!

She had a good article on her site!

A Million Dollars   Check it out!

Baseball Flame Spinning Resin Figure Trophy Award or Gift

Soccer Trophy

Baseball Flame Spinning Colored Sports Resins Award. This trophy or gift will be well received by your recipient! They come in specially designed boxes!

With this charming design you have the weight of resin material, and comes with a ball that spins. Something new besides the traditional awards we may have received in the past. Get noticed by giving something different, and exciting!

They are approx 8″ tall, and accept 7/8″x 3 1/2″ plate approx.
Part Number JDS302
We will send your engraved plates separately!





How to Get Your Blog Noticed Quickly and Widely

10 07 2007

Below is an article I found that I felt was VERY useful! 

How to Get Your Blog Noticed Quickly and Widely
By Gregory White

1. Submit your blog to all of the directories listed on http://pingomatic.com/. Pingomatic will ping 15 services all at once.

2. Ping your blog after every post at http://pingomatic.com/

3. Here’s a real gem: Submit your blog to http://www.pingoat.com/ Pingoat will ping over fifty blog ping services all at once. So you don’t have to hunt for ping services and manually ping them. Pingoat pings over fifty blog ping servers (growing) with just one click.

4. Ping your blog after every post at Pingoat at http://www.pingoat.com/

5. Sign up for a free account at BlogExplosion.com and register your blog there: http://www.blogexplosion.com/

6. Submit your blog to all of the directores listed at http://www.rss-feeds-directory.com/blog_lists.html

7. Sign up for a “My Yahoo” at http://my.yahoo.com/ and attach your blog to your own “My Yahoo” account. This will get your blog included in Yahoo very quickly. This is worth the effort to stop what you’re doing right and do it, since Yahoo has a PR 9.

8. Use this code: “http://add.my.yahoo.com/content?url= http://www.yourblog.com/urblog.xml” in your blog to allow others to put your feed on their own “My Yahoo” account.

9. Sign up for a “My MSN” at http://www.my.msn.com/, and attach your blog to your own “My MSN” account. This will get your blog included in MSN very quickly. This is also invaluable because MSN has a PR 8.

10. Use this code: “http://my.msn.com/addtomymsn.armx?id= rss&ut=http://www.urblogfeedaddress.com/urblog.xml” in your blog to allow others to put your feed on their own “My MSN” account.

11. Place the link and description of your blog in your signature, so that any posts to Forums, Outgoing Emails, Autoresponder Courses, etc, will promote your blog.

12. Post a link and description of your blog on each of your sites.

13. Place your blog on all the major search engines. AddMe.com will submit your blog free to the top 14 Search engines here:
http://www.addme.com/submission.htm

SubmitExpress.com will submit your blog free to the top 20 Search engines here:
http://www.submitexpress.com/

14. Use Article Directories as a resource for articles to post on your blog. Here are a few:
http://ezinearticles.com/
http://goarticles.com/
http://www.knowledge-finder.com/
http://www.informit.com/articles/

15. Locate blogs with a lot of traffic and place useful comments in their comment box. Be sure the blog and your comments are relavent to both your blog and theirs. Senseless posts won’t help you, they’ll hurt you.

16. Once you get around 5 to 10 posts on your blog, start a PR campaign and announce it to all relevant channels.

17. Make a blog post as often as possible. More than once a day is not really necessary. Remember, if you can’t write that much, go to step # 14.

Greg White, Internet Marketer, Author, Consultant and Project Manager has been running successful web projects since 2001. His sites and blogs cover Blog Marketing Tactics, Internet Marketing Tactics and a variety of ‘Niche’ topics, in addition to starting and marketing profitable web project.

http://www.blogmarketingtactics.blogspot.com/
http://internetmarketingtactics.blogspot.com/

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Gregory_White

Soccer ball Lighted Resin with High Gloss Wooden Base
lighted soccerball lamp
Soccer ball Lighted Sports Lamp. This trophy or gift will be well received by your recipient! They come in specially designed boxes!With this charming design that includes “AA” battery. It has an on/off switch on the bottom of the wooden base. The base is a high gloss finish. Use it as a trophy or a gift for that someone special!They are overall 4.5″ in height, and the engraved plate is 1″ x 3 3/8″ in size.
Part Number LTR102
We will send your engraved plates separately!





Guaranteed Linkbacks – Here is HOW!

25 05 2007

As we have spoken about before linkbacks can help you in your quest for search engine rankings, technorati, and also traffic to your site!

Courtneytuttle.com  has a neat list on his site called, “D-list“.  This list is some blogs that have added some special HTML that states their blog will follow you automatically when you leave a comment on their blog – or linkback to you.  If you use this service – or actually major favor – they don’t want some crazy comments, spam, etc.  I would assume just like any other blog they will delete the comment!  They are truly looking for GOOD comments to keep the dialog going!  Just like you would wish for your own site!

Right now the site has a list of over 170 blogs to choosee from.  If you read a couple that seriously don’t do anything for you don’t worry about it!  The list has quite a selection to choose from!  Not only do you get a cool linkback, but you might learn something.  You might even find a site that keeps your interest so you keep coming back, and find new friends!

Pretty cool huh?

Billiards or Pool Resin Statue Trophy Award Gift Full Color

Billiards or Pool Resin Statue Trophy Award Gift Full Color

 Billiards or Pool Resin Statue Trophy Award Gift Full Color

Billiards or Pool Full Color Award is individually boxed.
They are approx 4.5″ tall, and accept 7/8″x 2 7/8″ plate approx.
Shipping is based off one item shipped.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to purchase more than one item at a time contact us directly because the system will charge you shipping per item, and not group the order together. We will invoice you directly (supply us with your zip code), and we will ship out the best way available.
With this charming design you have the weight of resin material, and you can see the details of the figures. Something new besides the traditional awards we may have received in the past. I always get comments of PRAISE from these types of products!

They are individually boxed and we will send you an engraved plate for it.

You have a group that you need to buy for? NO PROBLEM…we can do groups for you as well! Please let us know the number you need, and we will arrange to get your what you would like for your engraving.

Product is normally shipped out within 2 business days if not sooner AFTER payment has cleared!

We will do combined shipping, and you can order different items as well. For orders of 2+ please contact us for a shipping quote!


 





You are writing great articles, but is your topic over this head?

19 05 2007

Have you ever been to a website trying to understand a concept, and the writer is writing about it and you are left MORE confused than when you started?  I don’t mind a word here or there that I can easily look up, but if the article is about a concept……don’t go over my head okay?  LOL! 

At times its hard to realize that maybe POSSIBLY alot of your readers aren’t as advantaged on a topic as you are!  Could be why they are there!  They want to learn!  If you are going to chat about some concept – stop to think about the newbies at times!   

It just happened again.

I’m reading, but I’m not getting it. Maybe if I continue to read, all will become clear.

Nope.

I feel dumb.

Obviously, there is something I’m missing. It’s my fault. I’ll read it again.

Nope, still not getting it.

The pictures look great, nice web design. Looks like a trustworthy company.

Keep your money, Chris. Maybe somebody can explain it to me later (if I remember).

Sorry friend, you’ve just lost the sale.

Don’t let that happen to you!!

Writing copy even Grandma would love! is a good article from The Copy Blogger.

Wrangler Rugged Wear Men’s Jeans Shorts 48W – Very NICE Shape!

Wrangler Rugged Wear Men’s Jeans Shorts 48W – Very NICE Shape!
Details:

Up for sale is an authentic pair of mens Wrangler Rugged Wear jean Shorts. There are no holes, stains, fraying. Very Nice!

Condition:

These Wrangler Rugged Wear shorts are gently worn, and very handsome. They have been washed, and are ready to go right out of the box!
Very Nice pair of Wrangler Rugged Wear mens jean shorts, but check the measurements below for a good fit!

Waist – Top of Pants 46
Hips – Around Bottom of Zipper 54
Rise – Crotch Seam to Top of Pants 15
Zipper to Top Of Pants 11
Inseam – Crotch Seam to Hem of Pants 9.
Bottom of Pants – Length folded in half 14

Rips no
Holes no
Staining no
Fading no
Fraying no
Other n/a





Make Money Online By Taking someone’s PAYCHECK! (legally of course!)

18 05 2007

Courtney Tuttle has a very user friendly, and VERY entertaining website!  Have you checked it out yet?  I mentioned earlier online about his article: Making Money Online is this business for you?

 He started this blog fairly recently, and mentioned the amount of money he brought in last month in a post.  He is now running a contest!  Make Money Online $350 is a link to the rules of the contest!  Basically you have to take a gamble as to how much money he will make this month within $1.00 and comply with the rules of Make Money Online $375.  You must place a dollar amount as I have for Make Money Online $400.  Rules of the contest are here MAKE MONEY ONLINE!

Go have some fun, join the contest and make sure you read the blog of course!  You will enjoy it! 

I have to share this also!  My son’s FUNNIEST VIDEO OF THE WEEK………well at least for him!  I have to admit I did enjoy watching it……….the FIRST time!  LOL! 





Need Some Keyword Tools? WE GOT THEM!

18 05 2007

Keyword tools are very helpful, and at times comparing the difference between a couple of them can really open your eyes!

 Keep in mind you don’t just have to use these tools for the programing of your meta tags, but you can also use them to find good words to use for articles, advertising, etc.  There are a number of ways you can use them!  Technorati is another good way one if you are going to their site, and using words to drag traffic to your site!

There are pay versions of these tools of course, but I found some that are free.  I’m sure in time I will be upgrading to the paid versions, but for right now these are excellent items to add to your tool section for online!

Make sure you use them for ANYTHING you would wish to use keywords with!

Wordtracker Free Tool

Overture Keyword Tool

SEO books Keyword Tool

Volleyball Female Oval Award Resin Trophy Gift Resin with Gold Accents

Volleyball Female Oval Award Resin Trophy Gift Resin with Gold Accents
54519GS Part Number, 56519GS Smaller Version

Female Volleyball Oval Legend can hang on wall, or use the desk stand – see picture. This trophy, award or gift will be well received by your recipient! They come in specially designed boxes!

THESE COME IN TWO SIZES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are approx 8.5” x 8”, and we will send you engraved plate
Smaller version is 6.5” x 6.0”, and we will send you an engraved plate. The smaller version is $7.00 each. Just request the smaller version when ordering!

The highly detailed sports figures are handsomely framed in an oval shaped resin and gold plaque. Something new besides the traditional awards we may have received in the past. I always get comments of PRAISE from these types of products!

You have a group that you need to buy for? NO PROBLEM…we can do groups for you as well! Please let us know the number you need, and we will arrange to get your what you would like for your engraving.





Ways to gain some exposure! Just what your website needs…

17 05 2007

Networking is what it is called on the offline world, but socializing (is one word for it) I guess is what is it called ONLINE!  When you write content for your ads or for your store, etc you have to be business like.  You have to make sure this attracts those unknown people that are surfing along, and plugging in those phrases in the search engines.  ATTRACT that website attention with all your might!

Forums are a good place to start, learn and contribute!  Its also a place you get let your hair down a bit!!  Myself, personally I like to have a mix of people when I go to a board to learn and to add my own comments from expereince.  Grab some forums and get involved!  I know from my chamber experience there are those that join, and then do NOTHING!  They expect the business to start just rolling in because they paid their dues.   Its funny how you hear how people just don’t have time to get involved!  Chambers hands you plenty of fun things to help out with, and during that time you again NETWORK!  I’m not sure what these people think will be asked of them, but it sure isn’t blood for goodness sakes!  I have children, home and a business offline and I still find time to make sure things that are important are accomplished!  At times YES I’m burning the candle at both ends, but you have to look at what the reward is at the end!  I just love those that think if they place an ad, or join a club, and they just sit back and WAIT for the dollars to roll in!  Let me tell you something……for the most part it AIN’T going to happen!  That is just part of the mix!  There is WORK involved, but you can still have FUN!  Find some forums, and have FUN with it……and NETWORK!

Make sure you have business cards for your online business!  Make you you promote it offline as well as ONLINE!  If it is just a blog – NO PROBLEM!  You can’t tell me others aren’t interested in your subject matter right?  Business cards are harder to lose than just, “Here let me write down the blog address for you!”  Besides that you want a presense right?  A small investment in business cards, or business card magnets can really help you out!  Alot of my clients love PENS, and yes they do have their place!  As a primary promotional tool?  I guess that would depend on the type of pen!  The cheap ones?  They get thrown in drawer with the rest of the pens….GREAT for you advertising dollars huh?  Postem notes are good as well!  Think about it!  Not only is your name in front of people, but when they use those notes – your name travels!  If you make your money off the ads, or whatever you still want to get people to the site right?  Promoting it can be inexpensive as far as business cards, etc but let me tell you – they do pay OFF!

You ever go to a store and they have those bulletin boards where the local painters, contractors, babysitters post there stuff?  With you with your PROMOTIONAL mind you CAN come up with something to build more traffic to your site!  How about all those ads “Make Money Online” if that is your gift to show to people!  Awesome gift baskets for any occasion!  Even mention your expertise about adsense!  The traffic isn’t JUST on the internet!    Let your creative juices FLOW!  Pings, submit to search engines, forums, commenting on others sites, etc – those are ALL awesome ideas!  Don’t forget about your offline world!  That is ALL I’m saying! 

 Here is another article about getting involved, and how it helped!  

Can you develop your blog with MyBlogLog?  Don’t forget you may not fit in all places, but the internet is endless!  Find places you do, and get to the networking!  It will do you good!

4 Color Business Card Magnets On Special NOW! Qty 500!

Free 4 Color Process
Free Setup
No Artwork Charges
Free Copy Changes

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED TIME OFFER UNTIL MAGNETIC STOCK IS TAKEN OFF SALE. WE CAN’T BE SURE WHEN PRICESS WILL CHANGE. WE WILL HONOR ALL ORDERS IN HOUSE AT THE TIME OF THIS CHANGE! SO DO IT NOW!!!!!

20 Mil is the Thickness and the size is 2” x 3.5” Quanity is 500. Cheap price for every shipment, sales order, etc that goes out! Magnets stick around also!

Price includes a 4 color process imprint on a white surface. The process allows you to print as many different colors as you want for one price. All PMS Colors will be converted to the closest process match. A perfect match cannot be guaranteed.

We will help as much as possible with your artwork. We will also send you one FREE proof right before production! This will be supplied online.

We so have some stock backgrounds if you prefer to use that. I have added some examples to the gallery above. Send me a note with your theme, or idea of what you might use to use and I will send back some examples. I will also do general typesetting for you.

Full Bleeds are available and your text should remain within 1 7/8” x 3/8”

Typically after artwork is finally approved and submitted production time is about 5 working days, and we have found that our customers typically get their product within 2 days after shipping.

If you prefer a thicker magnet 30 mil is also available at .22 per magnet instead of .19.

Below is for people that prefer to do their own artwork.

DIGITAL ART
The highest quality art is VECTOR ART. It is resolution independent . This means that it can be enlarged without affecting the quality of your imprint.

RASTER ART (Placed/continuous tone images)
Raster Art is resolution dependent. When you change the size of an imprint, you change the quality. This means that the resolution (dpi or ppi) of your file is critical. Files must be at least 600dpi. Grayscale and Bitmaps must be 1200 dpi at 100% of final size. Do not submit files w/linked images. Please mebed all graphics.

FONTS
Convert your text into “curves” or “outlines” before e-mailing your art.

TYPESETTING
We can add text to your imprint at no additional charge. We have a variety of popular fonts, just pick your favorite from the list on above. Then send a typewritten version of the text, and specify typeface, point sizes and case.

Artwork Standards
In order to give you the highest quality imprint, we have developed some artwork guidelines, which include minimum line weights. All copy should be 6 points or larger. Lines should be no thinner than .5 pt. We will redraw halftones and screens, filling them in or outlining them, and reset copy when necessary. BIC reserves the right to modify your art if it does not meet these quality standards.

We do have templates, and details instructions also…..just ask!