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January 1, 2012

DWWD Blog contains articles about website design and development.

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New Ecourse: How to Double Your Email Campaign Conversion Rates

September 27, 2016

I have just posted a new e-course titled ‘How to Double Your Email Campaign Conversion Rates’ on DWWD Academy at http://DWWDIMAcademy.com.

Facebook Marketing Video Course

September 26, 2016

I just added a new video course titled ‘Facebook Marketing’ to DWWD Academy. This video course is just $17 for a limited time only. That is $20 off the regular price!

So if you want to learn about Facebook Marketing, get this video course while it is on special.

Check it out at http://DWWDAcademy.com

How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

September 16, 2016

Starting a company requires a lot of things; one of the most important is that you need a capital. However, to make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flow, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic. But, you don’t have to spend a single penny; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do the hard work and research in order to generate more traffic for your site.

Imagine how sweet it would be to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now, many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, although it takes time. However, you will get better results by paying for your advertisements, but at least you’ll haver a fighting chance with some of these free methods that I’m about to tell you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the specific demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject. With that exposure, you can build a reputation and also build trust with the people because of your expertise and knowledge.

You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who sign up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a penny. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. When exchanging links, the efforts of both sites will benefit both sites. Every person that goes to the other site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same or closely related niches.

Write articles that will pique the attention of people that may have an interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides for these people. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people are interested in your articles, they have a good chance of following the link in your resource box in order to find out where the article originated. Always include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will visit your site.

Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that content should be written by a professional content writer. You could write your own content but you have to write content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should also provide great quality.

Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

If you would like to learn more about advanced article writing for the search engines, check out my e-course ‘Advanced Article Marketing Guide to SE Domination’ at http://DWWDIMAcademy.com.

Getting started with video blogging

September 15, 2016

Video blogging is the next generation of posting ideas and products on the internet. Everybody knows about text blogging. But nowadays, smart marketers use videos for a better way of expression. This form of communication requires a lot of resources, but it is all worth it. If pictures say a thousand words, video blogging exceeds that by far.

A video blog requires larger disk space on websites, a faster server, and a whole new set of programs to support it. Video blogs can be fed through RSS. This is technology of syndicating your website to other RSS aggregators.

Video blogging works with people on the internet expressing their selves. Now if you put this into a business prospective, you will gain a lot of benefits. Think of it as a powerful tool in showing your prospective customers your line of products or your services. It’s just like showing a commercial but for free. And if you video blog through RSS, then most probably you are getting to your target market.

People like to see what they are going to buy. Some would like to see proof and be sure that they are getting their money’s worth before spending their money on it. All of us know the influence of a thirty second commercial. The effect of video blogging is similar to that. You create a video that features your product ot service, people watch your video. If they like your product, they buy it. If you present it good enough, they’ll buy the product even if they don’t need it.

Now on the web, things are pretty much static, unlike in television in which everything changes. If you post something via video, it would most likely catch peoples’ attention. Now imagine your product or service being presented through a video blog. You’ll most likely get orders in no time.

If your business is just starting up, you can create a video blog right at your own home. All you need is your web camera, microphone, video software, and lights. A as long as you know how to use your camera, then you can create a video blog.

Invest in a good web camera. The higher its resolution is the better the output. And you want to present your goods in the optimum way so get the best one possible. Make a short story, or just capture your products in one go. Just make sure you are getting the best profile for each. Get those creativity juices flowing.

Lights are important in a production. Make sure you completely illuminate the area you are going to use to create your video blog. The brighter the area, the crispier the images will be. You can also use lighting effects for added appeal to the presentation.

Should you require sounds for your video blog, you will need a microphone. Record you voice as a voice over for promoting the product and its benefit to consumers. Sounds are as important as videos on a video blog. It is advisable to make your sound effects as enticing as the video.

Your video editing software can be any program. You need this to finalize your work. You can add sounds, delete some bad angles, or insert some still pictures in there too. Some programs are user-friendly and can be used even with zero knowledge about video editing. Even simple video editing programs should do the trick. Select your background carefully too. The light affects the presentation so make sure that the background and the light complements each other.

Video blogging is a great tool but it also has it downside. It may slow down the computer so some people may steer clear of it. Download time may also be time consuming especially if your customer is still on a dial- up connection. However most people are now using at least broadband.

But don’t let these things stop you. Let video blogging be an alternative for you, though it is best to still keep the text and pictures present in your presentation in order to accommodate all possible viewers of your site.

Nowadays, the more creative you are in presenting your product to the market, they more you are likely to succeed. Video blogging offers an interactive way of selling. You involve the customers. You instill in them the advantage of your goods. And at times, those are enough to make a sale.

You will find a variety of web cams HERE.
You will find many microphones HERE.
You can find video software HERE.
You will find a variety of video lights HERE.

7 Surefire Ways To Increase Your Traffic Starting Yesterday

September 14, 2016

Internet. Business. Profit. To fully integrate all of these words into a successful internet business, you will need another word. Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful always includes the importance of generating traffic.

We all know at the core of it all, traffic is the most essential thing to a successful internet based business company. Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell, and you have your company’s internal organization well taken core of, you need to get to the nitty gritty of things, and that is generating traffic.

If you already have a site and you’re not getting the traffic that you’re supposed to be getting, then its time to reconsider your traffic generating tactics. If you are competing in this very competitive business, you need to always be a step ahead of your competition, increasing your traffic flow should have been done starting yesterday.

Timing is essential, that’s an old adage known to everyone. But when generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone. Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for getting a lot of traffic to your site, it should always have been started yesterday.

To help you out in generating more traffic for your site, here are seven surefire ways to increase your traffic starting from yesterday.

1) Invest in good advertising with search engines

Google’s Adwords, Bing’s Ads, Yahoo’s Overture, etc. provide great advertising schemes that are very popular and assure great traffic. However, this surefire way to increase your traffic would cost some money. While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because advertising on search engines is the top surefire way to increase your traffic.

You can see for yourself that search engine advertising methods have reaped rewards for many companies. Lots of sites use thise advertising system and many have signed on to reap the benefits. Do not be left behind. Every penny is worth it when using search engine advertising.

2) Exchange or Trade Links with other sites

By exchanging links with other sites, both sites will benefit from the efforts each of you do to enhance your sites traffic. When one site features another sites link, they could provide one another with the traffic one site generates. The efforts are doubly beneficial because it would seem like both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected.

3) Use Viral Marketing

Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any costs or very low cost. This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or maybe even gossip or buzz. With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many people. Hence this method is called ‘viral marketing’.

4) Search and use proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content

Search engines look for certain keywords that they show in their results page. So, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a major requirement in ranking high in search engine results. You could write your own content or you could hire someone to do it for you.

5) Write Articles that will lead traffic to your site

Submit articles to article directories, posting in the category that your site deals in. Submit articles to blogs related to your niche. If you sell car parts write press releases and articles about cars and car parts. Attach your sites description, services, and a link to your site in the resource box at the end of the article.

6) Join forums and form online communities

Capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you found a good foundation for your site, people will trust you and your site and will pass on to many people their trust. Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.

7) Lastly, Offer newsletters.

If many people know what you are about and your existence is shared with many others, you will find a loyal following that can provide you with more traffic by recommendation. If you arouse the curiosity of your customers they will help you with your traffic.