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Scentsy
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Wednesday, February 25 2009

Hey guys!  I found this really useful article (especially for those first time business owners/marketers) and thought I would share it with you:

 

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Utilize Forums to Gain Focused Customers
by: Diego Norte

 

I have noticed a new round of spam showing up in online forums. It seems that there are applications used by so called internet marketers that help to automate or semi automate the spamming of forums. These software applications try to create numerous accounts and profiles, and then try to make posts or follow up comment posts

automatically.

 

The idea behind this wayward strategy is to amass incoming links through their forum profiles or signature links. This may help to get some low value links back to your website, but what will the reader of your off topic, and often nonsensical, post think of you and your website? Quite often, webmasters will recognize your efforts as spam and happily notify your web hosting company of your activity. This can lead to suspension or cancellation of your hosting account.

 

I would also like to point out that a forum post about weight loss in a drag racing forum will not count for much in the search engines eyes, nor send any meaningful visitors to your web site. Links that come from forum post are best when surrounded by related content. Search engines recognize this and will count those links as having more weight.

 

 The logical and ethical approach to marketing in online forums is to focus your efforts on forums that are related to your websites' topic. Here are 6 tips to getting laser focused visitors:

 

1. Create an online persona for your website or blog. If you are afraid of using your real name create a pen name and use that name as your forum nickname. Use it in multiple online forums if possible and people will come to recognise you, and hopefully your expertise, across multiple forums.

 

2. Only post in forums that are related to your websites' topic. The more closely related the better, but you can sometimes find forums that at least revolve around the keywords of yur topic.

 

3. Start interesting post by asking questions. These post can be a little controversial to attract attention. "Is Squidoo better than Hub Pages?" for example

 

4. Be helpful. You will grow your reputation as an expert in your field by really helping people. In time, people will seek out you and your opinion.

 

5. Be respectful of others in the forums. Avoid creating disagreements and long drawn out arguments. These can be very big time wasters and detract from your reputation.

 

6. Offer special pricing on your products to forum members. I usually make these offers close ended. Post can be around for a long time. You don't want to offer a discount forever, but it can still attract visitors long after it has expired.

 

You will find that forum post can rank very well in search engines and also last for years. By focusing your effort on meaningful post in forums related to your niche, you can drive quality visitors to your blog or site for a long time to come.

 

Diego Norte is the creator of MuVar, the world's most effective multivariate testing solution.  MuVar completely automates the task of optimizing your sales letters for more sales.  Check it out here:  http://www.MuVar.com

 

Posted by: Elena AT 10:09 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, February 24 2009
Hey everyone!

We are in need of reps for our Company Profile page.  We've been getting great leads that I have no one to give to...  Go to the Company Profile page, see if your company has a rep.  If it doesn't snap the spot up here.  We'd love to have you on board!

Mention this blog post and I will add on an extra month free...  After you order, email the following info to:  ebedner @ directsalesmoms.com (no spaces)

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Company:
URL:
Products Sold:
Start Up Cost:
Commission %:
Sales Requirements/Quotas:

Website Cost:


There are lots of people out there looking for a new business they can work from home.  I would love to send them your way...

Thanks!

Elena
Posted by: Elena AT 10:12 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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