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Saturday, 31 March 2012

How to Advertise Your Business on Facebook for Free


With more than 64 million active users and around 250,000 new users joining every day, you can tap into the social networking revolution with a free page on Facebook for your blog or business … yes, I said free.
Previously you had to be BIG business with a BIG marketing budget to create a corporate or company Facebook account. Blockbuster Inc., CBS Corp., The Coca-Cola Co., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., are examples of well known companies that have a corporate presence on Facebook. Facebook members could then become “fans” by adding your company as a friend.
Now, this option is open to any business. Businesses can add any content they want, including photos, videos and music. Facebook users can share information about a business directly with the company by adding reviews or other information to that business’ page. Small businesses now have the advantage that only Fortune 500 companies could afford previously. It’s simple: here’s how you do it:
Creating A Facebook Business Page
1. Visit this URL
2. Choose the best category for your business.
3. Just enter your business name and then click “Create Page”.
4. Now you can add a description of your business and a website address. You can also add a photo or logo. There are sections to add more photos, video
5. Then click on your hyperlinked business name in the top left corner and click “publish this page.”
6. Finally, from your new profile page, become a fan of your business. This is important as all of your “friends” will now be able to see your page when they visit your profile and it will be shown in the news feed that “Suzanne is a fan of Dot Com Mogul”. With some social networking, some of your Facebook friends will also add your business as a friend and then their friends will see a message… and on and on.
To the left is a screenshot of your admin panel. You can send updates to fans of the business and there’s a link to Promote Page with an Ad. You can also use the pages’ discussion board to start topics, list events, or write on “the wall”. I’ve just added a page for my blog, Dot Com Mogul. You can see it here. (While you’re there, add it as a friend :) I plan to add more interesting info and a video to it, but this is the beginning page with minimal information. If you’re wondering why you should do this, just check out the Facebook statistics below, and did I mention …. it’s free.
Facebook Statistics
General Growth
  • More than 64 million active users
  • An average of 250,000 new registrations per day since Jan. 2007
User Demographics
  • Over 55,000 regional, work-related, collegiate, and high school networks
  • More than half of Facebook users are outside of college
  • The fastest growing demographic is those 25 years old and older
  • Maintain 85 percent market share of 4-year U.S. universities
User Engagement
  • Sixth-most trafficked site in the United States (comScore)
  • More than 65 billion page views per month
  • More than half of active users return daily
  • People spend an average of 20 minutes on the site daily (comScore)
Applications
  • No. 1 photo sharing application on the Web (comScore)
  • Photo application draws more than twice as much traffic as the next three sites combined (comScore)
  • More than 14 million photos uploaded daily
  • More than 6 million active user groups on the site
International Growth
  • The U.K. has the most users outside of the United States, with more than 8 million active users
  • Canada is the third largest country with more than 7 million active users
  • Remaining top 10 countries in order of active users (outside of the U.S., Canada and UK): Turkey, Australia, France, Sweden, Norway, Colombia, and South Africa
Platform
  • Over 15,000 applications have been built on Facebook Platform
  • 140 new applications added per day
  • More than 95% of Facebook members have used at least one application built on Facebook Platform

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

How to Get 1000 Visitors a Day | Website Traffic Tips


How To Get Traffic To Your Site Fast!


Getting traffic to your website can be exhausting and a hard battle. Some online marketers tend to give up rather quickly because of not getting enough traffic to their website. While it is not an impossible task, you will need determination and the right resources to starting getting at least 1000 visitors a day to your website. Here is how to do it really fast:

1.       Article Sites- Articles sites are a popular way to gain some readership, but they can also get you fast traffic from the search engines. Let me be clear; article sites are not article directories. With most article sites, your content can be publishes in less than a day (in most cases, instantly), which will gain you backlinks more quickly. Some examples of article sites include; Associated Content, Helium and Ehow. Most of these article sites also give you a cash reward for page views, but expect pennies. But, to use them for traffic, simply write an article with a link to your website. It is as simple as that. You can also ping the article’s url using Pingomatic or Pingler.com.

2.       Deep-Link Directories- This is a technique that was just introduced to me like 3 days ago. Google values a website with deep-linking more than just a high page rank index/main page. Deep-linking is when you have a high page rank for all pages of your site. This would include blog post. I also like deep-link directories better because you can constantly add new pages for higher page rank.

3.       Hubsites- Hubsites are a favorite of mine because they work like article directories, only you can get faster results in shorter amount of time. Article directories take up to a week for your article to be published, while with hubsites, it takes less than a day to get your articles indexed in the search engines. Some popular hubsites are; Hubpages, Xomba and Squidoo. Hubpages is the best in my opinion because your link will be dofollow, which will get more attention from the search engines. The other 2 hubsites mentioned have a ‘nofollow’ tag, but they can still boost your page rank to your website.

4.       Forum posting- This is probably the easiest method link building ever. Here is the thing about link-building though; you have to do it in volume in order for it to work. So, just think of it this way; in order to make one sale, you will need to post 50-100 post per day. While this does seem like a tedious project, you can surf and answer other people’s questions. Just make sure to edit your signature using a low competition filled word for your anchor text. That’s it! Every time you post a comment, your signature will instantly be added. Only use forums that have a page rank of 6 or higher.

5.       Multiple blog posting- Writing more than 5 post a day can be quite exhausting, but it is good for your traffic. I would suggest writing at least 10-20 blog post per day. Sometimes, most webmasters don’t have the time to do this themselves. I would suggest buying a PLR article pack. Most of them are affordable and can be found in popular webmaster forums.

6.       Facebook- Facebook has become one of the easiest and free marketing tools to use. Since Facebook is ‘dofollow’, marketers can use the ‘status update’ feature to tell about a new product or a website and add a link as well for Facebook members to use. I would suggest using a pre-existing Facebook page to market instead of creating a new one. It can become obvious that you are only using Facebook as a marketing tool and your account will instantly be banned.
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