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Watch Your Company’s Repeat Revenue Soar with the Right Program Implements

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More

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Every day throughout the world businesses are spending a fortune to create websites that are appealing and designed for the sole purpose of drawing in new clients. Unfortunately, many business owners are left dumbfounded as to why their companies are not reaching the levels of success that they anticipate. Experts in the area of revenue retention have invested a great deal of time and energy into finding the answer and solutions that will help these companies. These professionals have found that without client retention the success levels will never reach their maximum potential even with constant online traffic.

recurring revenueThrough the invention of cloud technology some experts have been able to design pertinent programs that deliver real results to this problem. Their cloud based applications and software programs are helping companies identify their customer’s purchased and usage patterns. This allows them to sell more of their products and services by increasing repeat customers when they can use adequate information to create upsell and cross-sell programs. These businesses can also improve their repeat revenue numbers by boosting customer retention and engagement that they can implement by using the information obtained through professionally designed cloud based applications and software programs they utilize.

Overall by ensuring that they can provide their customers with the products and services that are in demand a company is able to deliver more desirable and consistent results. This has a big impact on the way the customer views your business. It also will help to increase word of mouth referrals to the family and friends of these satisfied individuals and lead to higher levels of customer volume for the business overall.

Modernise Your Marketing Campaign

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More

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Advertising needs to be in line with current trends in order to effectively target a modern audience, so you need to think carefully about how you can target your customers. Email marketing campaigns have been used for a long time, in concurrence with good blogging, and many people now prefer to be contacted via email marketing means.

Getting the Look
marketing campaignIn order to create a sleek and modern email campaign, you need to think about the look of your emails. Ideally, keep the amount of text limited: your email will probably be one of many in each customer’s Inbox, and they are unlikely to have the time or inclination to read reams of text. Instead, keep your information short and snappy, perhaps redirecting customers to a blog where they will find full articles and more information.

Using images in your emails is a good way to create a clear brand image and illustrate the information that you are giving. However, you need to make sure that your images will be viewable, and that different internet programmes will still display your content. In order to get this right, you might want to purchase some specifically designed software which helps you compose and send your marketing emails. The best email marketing software will enable you to insert a range of different file types (JPEGs, GIFs, and even video files), and allow them to be displayed, no matter which email or internet programme your customers are using. This is particularly important for mobile email users: images and video files may not load properly (and flash can sometimes pose problems), so it’s worth spending money on software initially in order to get this right.

Content is King
Your emails can look incredible, but if the content isn’t right you’ll lose people’s interest very quickly. Seasonal posts are great for linking your business with your customers’ daily lives, and they are more likely to read something that seems relevant or topical. Try and come up with interesting headlines to break up your email and attract the reader’s attention, and do use links wherever practical. This can be particularly effective if you are giving away a limited amount of information and want to direct people to your website or blog. Think of different ways to present your links: simple copied and pasted addresses are not exciting to look at, so think about creating a button that readers can click on for more information. Make sure you label it clearly by using a caption; ‘Click here for more!’ ‘Keep reading here’. Try to avoid being overly ‘salesy’; you are trying to develop the relationship that you hold with your customers, and giving them the hard sell will turn them away very quickly.

How to Take Charge of Your Online Store

October 12, 2012 | By | Reply More

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Creating and maintaining a successful online store is no easy task. There are plenty of legal, technical, logistical, and company-related dynamics at play, from web hosting choices to individual page production, that must be coordinated well. Selling goods and services online at your own site can help save on fees with a third-party site, and help you maintain control of your products.

Ecommerce design is essential to a business that sells goods and services online. It’s important make strong choices to create an ideal site for your customers. Here are ways to take charge of your site’s online store experience.

Lay down the framework

Research web hosting options for the online store. Talk to friends who run sites, search the Web and make sure you get a great web host. Having a strong web hosting company will ensure the reliability of your store, along with having good experience to help you choose a descriptive and memorable domain name that resonates with customers.

5 Tips for Creating Online Store SuccessNail the Details

There are fundamental financial details to running an online store that are unavoidable, yet necessary to doing business online and critical to the integrity of the store. Research and know about these to start – merchant accounts, payment gateways, security, PCI compliance, sales tax, and shipping.

Protect Your Site

You also need to know your procedural and legal aspects of an online store to sell successfully. Consult a legal expert at the start for assistance on your site’s legal protections, as well as its terms and policies.

Stay Organized

Your site will thrive if you organize your products well. Integrate the design, photos, information, and more can put your online store above competitors. Make sure your information architecture (IA), search functions and filters work correctly. These elements alone can make or break a website from the shopper’s perspective.

Product description pages

Consider utilizing these ecommerce essentials for every product in your online store — product name, images, price, buy button, description text, other details (size, length, colors, etc.), quantity (to purchase), number available (i.e. limited stock), delivery information (i.e. ships in one week), related products and social media.

The importance of a product description page can’t be understated. Each product should list all relevant information, with social media sharing capabilities and related products that can certainly boost marketing and productivity from within the site and beyond.

Any successful e-commerce site will have these tips incorporated within. Start paving the foundation, managing the organization, and learning the mechanics for all of your products to begin building your ideal online store.

How to start your eCommerce Store and start selling online

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More

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While some businesses still find the internet a hard and vast space to penetrate, the advantages of getting started at it is just one vital part to hurdle but it goes a long way from there especially when you start selling and making profit.

Starting an online ecommerce business and selling is not as easy as anyone thinks but in due time with consistent efforts and sincere desire to serve customers can make wonders. But how exactly can you start an online store?

Firstly, you need to register a domain name which reflects the type of business or products you are trying to offer. One you get your domain name registered, you have to find a decent web hosting company to help you get the domain name up and running and ready for web software installation.

When it comes to web platforms, there are many to choose from e.g. OSCommerce, some use Joomla, Drupal and even WordPress.

1shoppingcartOnce your desired platform is installed to your server (webhost), next thing to do is design your website and fill it with the contents and pages you’d like to have. For ecommerce sites, the next step would be finding a reputable online store software that easily integrates with any web platform just in case you may change platforms in the future just to make the transitions smooth.

After picking up your desired ecommerce solution, you simply need to populate it with your product information then you’re good to go. Marketing comes next and this is where your patience will be tested. Of course with SEO and social media factors to consider, selling and making a profit is a huge part of the challenge.

Ebuzzing Now Accepts Philippine-Based English Blogs

May 13, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More

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An independent marketplace established since 2007 widely known as ebuzzing has finally opened its doors to Filipino bloggers with blogs written in the English language.

Ebuzzing is a promising platform where advertisers and bloggers gather together to form a cooperation wherein the latter supports the former in building buzz for their campaigns thus increasing visibility, and traffic in exchange of monetary rewards.

Ebuzzing which is a part of the WIKIO which is a communication group specializing in social media currently employs about 50 collaborators, in France, the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany and is financed by investment funds from Lightspeed and Gemini. This year alone, the group heavily invested in technology and international development.

Ebuzzing’s network of blogs adhere to a number of factors such as the blog’s age, updating frequency, the number and the quality of comments, number of inbound links and pages indexed are among its criteria.

Blog monetisation on Ebuzzing is fairly as simple as communicating your advertiser’s messages to your readers in the form of video campaigns with dedicated players, using syndicated or bannerized videos (with sample images below) or by writing sponsored write-ups.

Ebuzzing dedicated video player

Ebuzzing video banners

Over the years, Ebuzzing has worked with numerous globally recognized brands like Coca-Cola, Intel, MTV, L’Oreal, MasterCard, Toyota, eBay, and Warner Bros among others. They have always remained transparent with their voice as they require bloggers to include disclaimers within their posts while at the same time ensuring hyperlinks “no follow” so that search engines don’t recognize them as “paid links” thus preventing blogs from losing page rank.

So if you want to get the chance to participate on exciting campaigns, get paid for it (of course) and receive product incentives without damaging your blog’s pagerank and reputation plus earn from UK-based blog referrals, then go ahead and register on ebuzzing.com today!

This Sponsored Post was brought to you by our friends from Ebuzzing.com.

How to Generate In-Image Ad Revenue from Your Website

April 1, 2010 | By | 15 Replies More

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We all know that embedding images on your individual posts reasonably adds value and interaction on your site more than just aesthetically bringing out the finest on an article, it also adds clarity to the whole idea being shared.

If you think that images are unlikely to get you revenue other than traffic from Google image search results, think again. This time, in-image ads are more than a thing of the past.

Image Space Media has gone above and beyond in making this thing a reality. Publishers can now gain revenues from embed images on their sites with user-initiated transparent looking ads that appears only when a reader mouse over an image which can be implemented by placing one snippet of JavaScript or installing a WordPress plugin.

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A truly intelligent approach that is non-obtrusive therefore keeping your online real estate user-friendly without compromising your priceless content.

The fact that it uses sophisticated keyword matching technology based on your metadata, it therefore ensure that all ads are targeted and relevant considerate of your site’s audience while bringing in revenue through higher CTR compared to banner ads.

To give you more reasons to rave about Image Space Media’s In-Image Ad network, an attractive $25 minimum payout is waiting for you normally payable (via Paypal or check) in seven days after each month once the threshold is reached. Not only that, its irresistible referral program will give you $5 for each referral that earns $5 within 180 days after signing-up, and up to $250 when your referral earns $100 within 180 days after joining.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign-up now with Image Space Media to start monetizing your image impressions! By the way, referrals can only be invited through email so there are no affiliate links here or whatsoever and if you don’t mind signing up under me, I’d appreciate it. Just let me know if you want me to send you an invite via the comments section.

Like I always do on this blog, my reader’s privacy is very important to me and I don’t want to bombard my newsletter subscribers either with something they didn’t want. I leave it all up to you.

I have just signed-up with them yesterday hoping that in return, my visual online real estate would generate additional stream of revenue. I’m still waiting for some clicks thou.

Google-certified Ad Networks: To Enable or to Disable?

March 18, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

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Google-certified ad networks are finally available to all publishers after its first inception on publishers located in North America and Europe. Google decided to allow third-party ad networks to display and compete on every publisher’s ad space that will potentially lead to higher earnings for its users in terms of revenue generation.

Google will then show ads in the system that will generate the most profit, whether they’re from Google-certified ad networks or from the AdWords program. Google however specifies that all Google-certified ad networks are required to adhere to their standards for user privacy, ad quality, and speed. They even set-up some requirements on third-party ad servers to make sure their compliance with Adsense’s policies.

As most third-party ad networks use tools similar to Google’s interest-based advertising to show more relevant ads to site visitors, the former was not permitted to collect data from publisher’s sites for the purpose of subsequent interest-based advertising. Google also allows Adsense publishers to opt out of receiving ads based on user interests from these certified networks which still embodies Google’s understanding of it’s users by giving more control on the choices they make. As Google continues to certify additional ad networks, they have reminded everyone that changes will not immediately take place on ads and earnings.

Publishers definitely would have different opinions on this recent change and eventually this will bring in more speculations, doubts, or fears aside from the more positive outlook of acceptance and promise for this new addition.

We all know that Google Adsense is the largest ad network online and it makes sense to me that they’re really trying their best to deliver greater benefits to their huge user base which is good however with this recent move, it came into me that it’s becoming a one-stop-shop since it would hold a more diverse ad network aggregate which might eventually decrease the number of independent signups on third-party ad networks because after all, Adsense has them so why bother signing-up for ValueClick Media or Chitika when you can find them showing ads on Adsense?

Monopolistic as it may sound but it seems that it might lead into something like it but I’m somewhat interested on how these third-party ad networks would take advantage of their Adsense presence while at the same time increasing or keeping their user base and their advertisers.

Will Google eventually buy ad networks close to bankruptcy just to keep these ad networks’ clients and put greater control over them?

Is Google trying to eat up its competition by gradually introducing smaller ad networks into their trap and eventually taking control over them without them knowing it?

Google Adsense will ultimately become a big ad network aggregating machine when its third-party ad network certification is completed. In the hopes of getting more revenue and higher returns on ad spaces allotted by publishers on their sites, Adsense is truly by far on a winning streak so to speak.

What do you think is its impact on ad network competition? Will you still bother joining in other ad networks aside from Google given that the other ad networks might consequently reject your application for lack of traffic, page views or quality compared to Google which promises more revenue especially with its third-party ad network addition?

Who wouldn’t want more revenue anyway? Publishers may sway in its favor however, ad network competition may dwindle but I’m hoping that third-party ad networks won’t loose sight of keeping their own users.

For the mean time, I might enable the service and see what happens hoping that soon a click would be worth a dollar or two although that might seem too much to ask but at least a cent per click should be gone. I wonder how ad optimizers would respond to these changes or if there’s anything special or an algorithmic change that would happen as well.

To disable the service would mean no chance of experimenting and knowing the real score behind this new scheme.

Will disabling the service help improve the performance of non-participating third-party ad networks to remain competitive in their rates and service?

I’m interested to know what’s in the mind of those non-participating ad networks.

I will not be surprised if in the future, non-participating ad networks might impose exclusivity within their system leading to banning Adsense ads on its members and applicants if the consequence of their participation leads to something unfavorable.

As an Adsense publisher, will you enable or disable Google-certified Ad Networks? Share your views.

Chitika Select Ads to Boost Publisher Revenue Starting March 8th 2010

March 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

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Chitika’s Publisher Ad Network has added a boost on this site’s revenue since its inception in October 30, 2009. It was only recently though that I have finally confirmed that search engine traffic combined with Chitika ad placement based on a US demographic does work best.

With Software Critics’ 60% search engine traffic, monetizing using Chitika has been a challenge at the beginning however, with the right ad placement, positive results could be achieved.

Chitika Ads does not violate Google Adsense ToS so basically both can be integrated on a page without any issues.

The 14.5% revenue share of Chitika for the month of February is indispensable thus it’s definitely staying for good and with the most recent addition of Chitika Select Ads which promises a 5-10% boost in additional revenue for publishers aside from search revenues, this only means that they are really into finding bigger avenues for income generation for small and medium sized online publishers.

If you haven’t joined the Chitika bandwagon, I must say that you’re really missing out on a bigger opportunity for income generation.

Chitika Premium publisher accounts will get an automatic upgrade into Select Ads starting March 8, 2010. Using click-prediction technology, Chitika Select Ads will be shown on your site whenever there’s a higher chance for an ad to be clicked.

Chitika Select Ads

Although there are doubts about how the ads would look like compared to the regular search driven ads, publishers still have a way to disable Select Ads from showing up on their site which is pretty much giving its users a choice so there’s no need to panic in case you don’t want additional graphic ads to show up on your pages.

Overall, Chitika has been a great addition to my online revenue generating efforts and will definitely be using it and promoting it to fellow online publishers who haven’t tapped its potential.

I can only look back on those days I have wasted when I was still not using it, I’m glad I joined.

Don’t miss it. Chitika pays out as little as US$10 compared to Adsense’s one hundred. What’s your Chitika story?

Updated: 12May2010

Chitika is having some major problems rendering ads on their publisher’s sites thus resulting to revenue losses for the latter and tons of complaints.