List of Internet Marketers
Hey all - Hope you are having a great day.
Seeing I am a newbie to IM, is there a place to look up "people" "players" in the internet marketing world? I guess it goes back to the email Joel Comm sent out on his blog saying "some IM people are not representing themselves legitimately" and want to try and look up some names. Also what is the best site to find out who owns a particular site? Does every domain seller have there own "who is" link? What if that link blocks your ip address???
Thanks for helping the new kid.
Have a wonderful day.
Before you buy anything Google the site owners names. I will also search for "warriorforum" as an extra keyword search. You'll find lots of honest opinions on the warrior forum.
To find out the owner of a site my quickest trick is to just goto:
Read this post of mine..
Dan - As always thanks for the insight.
List of Internet Marketers
Internet marketing is about lots of little things, not one big one. This list is half-list, half-procedure. If you go down these items in order it might give you a decent internet marketing plan for the next few months. If you have others, post ’em as comments:
1. If you have a Flash introduction on your web site, delete it. If you don’t agree, try this: Shove your head into a bucket of water. Stay in there, not breathing, for 10 seconds longer than is comfortable. That’s what you’re doing to your customers. Delete it, please.
2. Check the load speed of every page on your site. If any load in more than 10 seconds, fix it (2-6 seconds is far better). If your developer says they can’t, and it’s not your own network causing the problem, fire them. Here’s a good page load tester.
3. Check your site for broken links. You can use a tool like Xenu. Fix those links. Do not pass this step until you’re done. If it takes your developer more than a week to do this step, again with the firing thing.
4. Make sure you have a user-friendly 404 error page, not the generically nasty PAGE NOT FOUND message.
5. Make sure you have a user-friendly 500 error page, too. A 500 error happens when some bit of database code you wrote late at night decides it’s had enough with this world, and takes your web site with it. That usually leads to something terribly informative like “500 Error Connection Timed Out”. Maybe you can do something better?
7. Set up Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo! Site Explorer and Live.com Webmaster Tools. You’ll see your site from the search engine’s viewpoint, what folks use to find you, and whether there are any problems that might be hurting you in the search engines.
8. Set up an XML sitemap, too. Check out Sitemaps.org for an overview.
9. If you’re running an e-commerce site, hire a really good writer to rewrite all your product descriptions. Those descriptions matter more than you think.
10. Get analytics set up on your site. You can’t do internet marketing without it. Actually, you can, but you’ll suck at it. I recommend Google Analytics. If your developer says they can’t install anything, well, you know...
11. In that analytics tool, make sure you can consistently track conversions: Sales, or leads, or whatever else you want folks to do when they see your site.
12. Get a HackerSafe or ScanAlert logo on your site. While I question their value, the search engines don’t. Nor do customers. That sticker can get you more search engine ‘trustrank’ and improve conversion rates.
13. Put your full address and phone number on each page of your site, for the same reasons.
14. Use Wordtracker, Trellian Keyword Discovery or something similar to find the top keywords that folks use to find your products or services.
15. Now find the top ranking sites for those phrases.
16. Who links to them? Do a “link:” search on Google, or use linkdiagnosis.com or Yahoo! Site Explorer to build a list. Now go out and get those links!
17. If two years ago some SEO hack advised you to put 100 links at the bottom of your home page, delete them. They’re not helping you, and they may be hurting you.
18. If two years ago that same SEO hack advised you to write title tags that read like this - “Wedding stuff and wedding things and weddings stuffs and weddings things with more wedding items and this is your place for weddings” - delete those too and write something that doesn’t sound like Elmer Fudd suffering a mental breakdown.
19. If you have the same keywords in your keywords tag on every page of your site, search your feelings... Do you really think the search engines are that stupid? Change ’em, or delete the tag altogether. The tag doesn't really help, and duplicating keywords across all pages can flag you as an SEO spammer.
20. Write a high-quality meta description tag for each page of your site. That may not affect ranking but it’ll get more folks to click on your search listing.
21. Make sure your site uses correct semantic markup. Your developer had better understand what that means. Don’t make me come over there...
22. Get your site totally standards compliant according to the W3C code validator.
23. At the same time, make sure your site isn’t hideously ugly.
24. With those two items handled, you can now go to all the major XHTML and CSS site directories out there, which list lots of standards-compliant sites, and submit your own web site. If you get in, you get great links from great sites. Do not submit your site to any CSS or XHTML directories until you see a happy green report on the W3C validator. Doing so wastes your time, and the directory owners’. They’re liable to digitally tar and feather you.
25. Comment on other folks’ blogs. That gets you attention from those bloggers. They may come look at your site, or just drop you a line, or they may do nothing for a while. But you’re building relationships you can use later.
26. Do a press release a month. Chances are something cool happened. Did you hire someone new? Create a new product? Complete a new project? Win a prize? Brag!
27. Get someone who can write to create that press release. Bragging doesn’t help if you sound like an idiot.
28. Learn to use Google Reader. Subscribe to the top internet marketing blogs. Read them a lot. For a hint you can look at the AdAge 150 list.
29. Go to Google blog search. Search for your own brand name. Then subscribe to that search result in Google Reader (you’ll find a little RSS link on the search results page). That gives you a quick look at what folks are saying about your company.
30. Do the same thing for your own name.
31. Then subscribe to who’s linking to you on Technorati, for the same reason.
32. Go to local directories like Yelp! and make sure you’re listed. Hey, it’s a link, right? Plus it’ll give you one more place to manage your reputation.
33. Be sure your company information is up to date in Google, Yahoo! and Live’s local search tools.
34. If you’re a local business, ask your customers to review you on one of the local sites: Either on the search engines or on the other sites. This will boost your ranking in local search results. Beg, plead, bribe. It does require work on their part. And don’t worry if you get a few negative reviews, either.
35. Start working on Yahoo! Answers. This is an opportunity to make yourself an expert, and get some links at the same time. Spend no more than an hour a week. Read Matt McGee’s excellent article on the subject to learn more.
36. Invite people to subscribe to your house e-mail list. If you don’t have one, start one. This continues to be one of the most neglected facets of internet marketing.
37. Make sure there’s an easy way for folks to sign up for that list.
38. Remove any extra fields from your subscription form. All you need is their e-mail address.
39. If you require registration during checkout, get rid of it.
40. If you’re automatically opting folks in to your e-mail list, stop.
Treid the Bing thing -Disater
treied putting the thing in -
distorted my whole page
took it back out =
now the site is telling me its unavialble for fixing??
hope it resets back to normal...because it looks like the css was effected
do you have to do both things bing asks or one or the other?? pooohhh!
I'm sorry I have no idea what you're referring to.
What bing thing?
What is your site?
Please be as specific as possible about what you're trying to do.
iN INTERNET MARKETING SECTION - sorry it should have posted under that section
I stripped all analyticals out of box....changed the margins , - left, right...back to two sides several times and saved...saved and refreeshed and the site came back up correct
If it took a little while for your changes to show up you may have a caching plug-in running.
It showed part way right side
I tried to add the Bing code into that analytical code bos to get that giving me an idea of how Bing views site - i need to do something with yahoo also...
I tried to add the code in with the google analytical code also....
the site ended distorted?? part of the page way right>>..
after taking out - all codes (i wil need to get google analytical back in)
and refreshing and changing the layout..right left and then back to both sides it reset ( or just did it on its own)
How can i get the website / blog to display across the whole monitor...is this a socrates or wp setting or is this a 'crappy vid card' function...
my wifes blog can view across the whole monitor....
Your code is most likely incomplete.
Also if you could share your link with your questions it would be extremely helpful.
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