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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:38 am 
What are the promotion methods that:

Brings you more sales?
Has worked for you?
Didn't work?

What did you do about it?

It would be great that this thread can generate some new and modified methods to promote your product, site or anything else.

For me, its participating in this forum. So what are your promotion method?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:37 pm 
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This forum is your best promotion method? After 17 post?

For me the best promotion tool is my own blog. That is the slow way to do it though. :) I wrote an expat ebook after my blog was two years old. i probably should have done it sooner but I didn't feel I was ready. It is a best seller on Clickbank though so I'm very pleased. Number 1 in Asia for travel products and in the top 10 for all travel related products. Once thanksgiving hit though, sales have fallen. :(

Forums seem to be the second best promotion tool for me. Especially for Internet marketing products but I don't have a well established blog for that.

Sadly though, too many people abuse forums, posting one liners to get their signature posted. I don't think it is a very creative use of forums and I don't think it is really beneficial. People know and generally will not click a link they consider to be spam.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Rusty,

Very few of those posts last for more than 30-60 minutes. They're deleted on sight.

Most of the post authors are banned at the same time. There are LOTS of them.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:56 pm 
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I know you do here.

I didn't want to say use forums for promotion without giving something back.

That's the key, one must give something back.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:51 am 
I think video marketing is the best method. Get some gr8 video making softwares like BB flashback or camtasia etc. Make videos and promote on youtube and also even using this forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:10 pm 
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I have some concerns about proliferation of video ads — especially poorly-made video ads.

1. They chew through incredible amounts of bandwidth.

This affects infrastructure, performance and cost.

Squandering bandwidth doesn't solve too many problems.

2. These forums don't support video.

(Thank goodness!)

John

PS: Repeat after me… "Just because we can, does it mean we should?"

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:47 am 
Yes dude..Am also suggest you to do some video marketing like you tube and all..So from this you can receive more business..Hope its useful to you ..Thanks and regards..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:35 pm 
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@Rusty and John

Any feedback with videos on youtube?

I think readers read depending on how much time they have, and to read a full sales page can take more that a few minutes. On the contrary, with videos people just sit and relax while watching the video and if interested, they just click on the link. This is common sense, but many people talk how incredible videos are for getting traffic. I'm in the process of finding out myself.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:30 pm 
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Dave,

How many 20-90 minute sales videos have you sat through without yawning or reaching for the fast-forward or quit button?

Most are excruciatingly bad, with people who read with no expression, or grating accents, from equally bad slides that show the script they're reading....

Riveting stuff! (NOT!)

Like I say, I have no issue with video that's done well.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:01 am 
Blog commenting and article submission brings me more traffic. Also, social bookmarking works best for me. There are more powerful ways too like Facebook and Twitter :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:08 pm 
I do a lot of off-page and I think that its the best promotion method for anyones site or blog. In my opinion, following are the method which I prefer and use a lot to promote site:

- Social Bookmarking
- Article Submission
- Guest blogging
- E-mail marketing
- Video marketing


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:40 pm 
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I have gotten pretty good results with various methods.

I am a big believer in SEO so long as you get your keyword research right. For backlinks I use article marketing at major article directories (major directories only), building keyword targeted mini-nets, guest blog posts (my favorite and juiciest links) as well as purchased links from strategic locations that are not available to the general public.

I am a big believer in social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogging, forums, voting sites like Digg & Stumble) if and only if:
1) You know what the hell you are talking about
2) You are good at building friendships
3) You are willing to stick with that method long term

The problem with social media is you create a second job for yourself of maintaining those relationships. It is a great way to establish new contacts and develop partnerships though.

SEO is ideal for the person who wants to earn compound interest on his work investment. Do the work once and get paid for it over and over and over again. That is why I love it so much.

I am also a fan of paid advertising via Google Adwords and Facebook. Obviously you would only do this for commercial interests as the costs do add up. People are afraid to dabble because of the risk of loss. I think that learning how to buy traffic for commercial purposes is very much worthwhile.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:24 am 
i think link building is the best way to ppromote your site
it increases your traffic and also
you get high pr


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:42 am 
social bookmarking is best for me
i get good traffic
as well as have good pr


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:23 pm 
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promotion methods...huaannn OK

that is depend on your business type if your business is based on off line then you should use off like marketing or promotion like TV adds. if you have smart enough budget for investing on your brand or business then try it.

if you have a business and your 30% plus costumers are coming from internet then you should try online marketing that will works for you.

in internet marketing i would like to suggest you to choose SEO technique because that is great tool for promoting a website, that gives long term advertisement value, traffic and sale.


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