Archive for September, 2009

Gateway Accounts For Internet Payment Processing

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

by Brian Armstrong

Most merchants don’t know what a gateway is or at least don’t know it by that name. A gateway is a company like Authorize.Net, at least their “gateway” part of their business. This article will tell you what a gateway is and how it is used with most internet merchant accounts. There are some fees associated with every gateway account. They can be used as what’s known as a virtual terminal as well and some have the option to process the transactions through a “swiped” process through a USB card reader. (more…)

Is Social Media Worth Your Time?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

by Meredith Liepelt

Everyone – from politicians, businesses, musicians, celebrities and many other groups of people – use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking outlets to spread their message, build their businesses and connect with others. (more…)

Are Your Clients Looking for You?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

by Anton Pearce

Wake Up – Your Clients Are Looking for You!

If you’re going to use the power of the Internet to try to find clients, you have to first understand how prospective clients are going to find you. You need to drop your preconceived notions about how you see your business, and start thinking about how potential clients are going to see your business. To do that, you need to try to put yourself in their shoes. (more…)

12 Ways to Market with Twitter

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

by Ron Knight

Twitter is a wildly popular microblogging service. It involves writing Tweets, which are short updates of a maximum of 140 characters that tell your followers what you are up to. Although your Tweets are technically supposed to answer the question, “What are you doing?” Twitter has moved far beyond that. Tweets are used to share stories, link to photos, promote content, break news, and a whole lot more. Twitter has also become an incredibly important tool for social media marketing professionals. Here are 12 ways in which Twitter can be used in your social media marketing campaign. (more…)

Get The Answer To The 10 Most Common Affiliate Marketing Merchant Questions

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

by Jeremy Gislason

1. What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a promotion and income generating system where you, as an affiliate marketer, earn a commission for promoting a product or service. The most frequently used payment arrangements include pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, or pay-per-click compensations. Affiliate marketers generally operate by owning a website where they drive traffic and sales to their represented companies. (more…)

You Need To Count And Cloak Affiliate Links

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

by Thomas Christopher

If you see a picture of a book cover on somebody’s page with the title and Amazon price beneath it, you can click and buy the item. The owner of the page will get a piddling little share of the money that you spend at Amazon — 4% or 6% of the purchase price. That linked picture is called an affiliate link. Most affiliate programs offer a robust 30%-50% of sales. Other kinds of affiliate links lead to pages where you can sign-up for more information. Again, whoever placed the link on his or her page will be paid for your sign-up. (more…)

Website Standards – Where are we now?

Monday, September 21st, 2009

by Neville Silverman

It is hard to believe that the World Wide Web is only 20 years old. It has developed at a helter-skelter pace, and has become a dominant technology in a short space of time. The evolution of the technology has had its dead-ends and wrong turns, as competing interests tried to dominate and push their own interests. The software industry had to adopt some common ground and web standards became a necessity. (more…)

Why You Should Create Controversial Content At Least Once a Week

Monday, September 21st, 2009

by Tinu AbayomiPaul

Last week, like every other week, I wrote an article. This time I decided to syndicate it, something I should be doing twice a week, but only get to about 4 times a month, and that’s if I’m feeling up to it. (more…)

Social Marketing with Facebook

Monday, September 21st, 2009

by John Vachalek

Facebook is steadily becoming the largest social network on the Internet, with over 175 million active users. Consumers are turning to Internet resources, such as Facebook, when searching for feedback on a company’s products and services. Facebook allows businesses the chance to build customer evangelists, connect with new or existing customers, promote products, participate in conversations, establish credibility in their industry and create brand awareness. Best of all…it’s free! (more…)

Traffic Tip Number 252.5 – Stop. Whining. Punk.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

by Tinu AbayomiPaul

Okay, well, maybe calling you punk is a little harsh. Got your attention though, right?

Now that I have it, I am simply compelled to tell you – stop thinking about what to do next. If you’ve spent more than 24 hours mulling over whether you should take the next logical step in your website promotion plan, you’re likely over thinking it. (more…)

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