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Social Networking in the Workplace – Should It Be Allowed?

Social networking, Internet-based web sites such as Twitter and Facebook, is a relatively new phenomenon which has taken over the social lives of many in a similar manner to e-mail taking over the art of letter writing and communication. It has become the main method many people use to stay in touch with family, school friends and work colleagues both over long distances and during times when they cannot meet up in person. For some, fortunately relatively few in comparison to the numbers involved, it has become the only form of social intercourse they participate in and has replaced the television as the number one occupation for evenings spent at home alone. For others it is a distraction from the pressures of everyday life, a form of diary detailing their feelings and actions or, again in relatively small numbers, a means to create a different, better personality and present it to the outside world. Social networking sites are generally integral, offering a wide variety of activities the user can spend their time on, from the accepted status updates through the ability to comment, to exchange information, to write about events and, to a certain extent without any extra cost, to play online games either alone or in competition with others.

The most popular social networking sites tend to be used both my private individuals and by companies bringing their products and services to a wider audience though commercial Pages, sponsored messages and direct advertising. For private individuals the use of social networking sites is clearly a personal matter, and time is allocated to the various sites according to both need and desire. Commercially instigated networking, on the other hand, is a very professional activity requiring a solid base knowledge both of product or service, target audience and marketing strategies. The two forms of social networking – private and commercial – have very few overlapping entities.

The one thing which must immediately be accepted is that social networking, whether on one single site or across several, requires a good deal of dedication and time. For the private individual merely updating their status is not enough, there is the desire to communicate, the need to stay in touch with other people on a Friends List or in a Timeline, to see what they are doing and, often, to comment on their activities as well as sharing with yet more people. A private individual with a basic Timeline connection to one hundred people within roughly the same time zone can expect to receive new updates every few minutes, depending on how active their friends are. For some the feeling that they might miss something, a message or a relatively important status update results in constant checking of the social network to see what has changed, what is new and to add their own viewpoint, their own activities, events and experiences to the mass. The sight of people walking along the street or standing in shop doorways, riding the bus or waiting in traffic checking their smart phones is no longer something which excites interest, it is part and parcel of daily life. People who are not constantly checking through their chosen social networking site are out of the cycle, out of reach and out of touch.

Companies using the commercial facilities offered by various social networking sites tend to have a specialized team of experts who are dedicated to both publicity through such means and who have a certain background knowledge of the functioning of the Internet and IT. The creation and maintenance of a company web site, the constant updating of information, contact with customers through a Help Desk or the completion of contracts online is no longer the only activity possible on the Internet. A company which does not have a Facebook Page or which is not present on LinkedIn, Twitter or a wealth of other social networking sites is no longer considered present on the Internet. Social networking sites bring the company closer to the customer, allow for a greater level of interaction and an almost immediate means of getting a new product accepted in the marketplace. As with private individuals using social networking sites, a commercial use requires dedication as well as excellent background knowledge and a good deal of time. Most companies present on the Internet will have a team dedicated solely to this task, including individuals responsible just for Twitter or Facebook and constant interaction with those contacting them or, in the case of Twitter, Mentioning (the inclusion of an @ name in a Tweet) them.

The one thing both individuals and commercial enterprises suing social networking sites have in common is the amount of time involved in keeping up to date or in touch with a long list of family, friends and online acquaintances. The temptation to just quickly check and see what is happening is constantly in the back of everyone’s mind once they have built up a stable base of contacts, especially when some of these contacts live in other time zones, outside the normal two or three hours to either side of their own time zone. The working and leisure hours of people living in Australia or New Zealand are different to those of people living in the United States or Europe and anyone who wishes to experience live connections so far outside their own time zone needs to be available outside of normal leisure times, often during times when they would normally be working.

For anyone with an Internet connection in the workplace, the temptation to just quickly log on to a social networking site and check what’s happening ‘just in case’ is extremely strong. A quick check, however, can mean that something which should be done for the company, for their employer, during company hours, during the time when they are paid to concentrate on company matters has been relegated in importance, or shifted to a later time. Company time is being utilized to check on a purely private activity which, for many companies, is an abuse of privileges, a waste of company time and a straight loss of that person’s effectiveness for the company. A distracted employee does not work as effectively as a dedicated, concentrated employee. The use of company facilities, such as an Internet connection rather than a personal smart phone or similar, also rates as a loss for the company and, for many, an abuse of facilities, of trust.

The updating of status during company time is also, for most companies, dangerous in that information could be given out, working practices, the relationships between various colleagues and their employers or fellow workers and similar. The interaction between a worker and a seemingly reliable or trustworthy friend in a similar branch of business could lead to an inadvertent or planned breach of confidential information, especially when the employee is disgruntled or unhappy with their workplace, company policy or, quite simply, experiencing a bad day. That a person on the receiving end of information, innocent status updates or otherwise, may not be who they claim to be is a fact of modern life. Internet identities which do not match reality are a commonplace rather than an exception, especially when bearing in mind that Facebook, easily the largest social networking site in the world, has admitted that up to eighty million user accounts could be fakes; people or companies hiding behind an invented identity.

Faced with legal and contractual difficulties, plus a high number of employees with Internet access though company facilities or through their own private means, it is almost impossible for a medium to large sized company to keep tabs on each and every Internet-related activity. Various spy, logging or tracking software systems are available to keep a close eye on such activity, but these are all limited to after-the-fact reporting and are labor intensive. The easiest, but my no means foolproof, means of keeping social networking activity on company time to a minimum is to ban it outright or, when a more liberal company view is taken, allow trusted employees a limited online access window, with the provision that nothing concerning company business, policy or normal events taken from the working day are included in status updates, tweets or posts to any social networking site.

For each and every company with constant Internet connections for their employees there is a loss though online activity, both in productivity and efficiency. This loss, both in time and funds, is also present where employees use their own facilities to gain Internet access. It is difficult, however, for a company to regulate whether an employee be granted time to update their private social networking sites, or to check whether they are abusing trust and company facilities and updating on the sly. Regardless of which, as every single employee is present during work hours on the company time and is paid by them to fulfill a certain and specific function, the use of social networking sites during company time should not be acceptable. Social networking, for private individuals, is a personal matter which should be limited to their own time, to their leisure hours, and not taken at the cost of their employers.

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What Every Financial Institution Should Know About Social Networking

The aim of any business is to be successful and profitable throughout the lifetime of the organization. The evolution of communication technology in recent years has helped make this possible by improving a business’s ability to network with its existing and potential customers. What once required face-to-face conversations and the physical exchange of contact information can now be done in an entirely virtual environment with just a click of a button.

Advances in communication technology, such as texting, blogging, emailing, media sharing and gaming, have created new social norms and revolutionized the way people communicate. It is no wonder, then, that the financial services industry is beginning to use various forms of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) to enhance customer service and improve current products and services. The most popular form of CMC are social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, which are used primarily to maintain or build connections among users.

Social networking sites represent a large market with tremendous growth potential that can be easily targeted by financial institutions if they know how to use these sites to their advantage. Like many organizations that have already experienced the benefits of using social networking sites to enhance their business, financial institutions are beginning to understand and embrace the power of social networking as it relates to their day-to-day business activities as well. Whether educating customers on new services, boosting customer confidence, increasing sales outreach or personally connecting with their customers to meet their banking needs – social networking is a vital communication tool that financial institutions can utilize in many of their customer business interactions.

Understanding Social Networking
Social networking is a form of collaboration and networking where individuals develop groups and associations, often forming a virtual community. While social networking is possible in a face-to-face setting, such as on a college campus, it is most often seen online in a CMC environment. The size and popularity of the “communities” created by MySpace and Facebook and other social networking websites have experienced substantial growth as more and more people invite their acquaintances, co-workers, friends and family members into these virtual communities.

The traditional roles of the sender and receiver involve delivering messages in a clear and concise way and providing feedback to achieve agreement of a particular subject. Social networking uses these same basic building blocks but accomplishes the end results in a slightly different way. The cues that help facilitate understanding in a face-to-face environment (e.g., intonation of voice, body language, facial expressions, physical distance, etc.) are often removed in a social networking environment. Though some websites offer an audio visual element, social networking is largely text-based, relying on “digital gestures” to demonstrate emotions and add emphasis to a message, such as:

• Forwarding.
• Recommending.
• Sharing.
• Tagging.

Social Networking Applications for Business
Networking has always been a key success factor in the business world. Networking involves linking together individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another. Traditional networking often takes place face-to-face at business lunches, conferences or exhibitions, where people are able to meet and establish mutually beneficial working relationships.

Online social networking offers many of the same benefits as traditional networking, while allowing bankers to more easily network with the average consumer as well as with their colleagues in the financial industry. Used appropriately, online social networking offers businesses the opportunity to develop meaningful, long-lasting customer relationships.

A study of the banking industry and the ways in which several banks’ board members networked with others showed that though these professionals are interested in using networking to secure new customers and to maintain and develop existing customer relationships, they also want to use networking to represent their banks in community, professional and trade organizations and to procure market trends and competitive information.

To achieve the goals identified in this study, board members and other bank employees must first understand what social networking is and how it can be used to position their banks above others in the industry. If properly trained, these employees can use social networking to achieve their banks’ organizational goals and place their banks in the top positions in the industry in the following five ways:

• Community building.
• Product research.
• Customer service.
• Marketing and promotion.
• Transparency.

Social networking is currently being used to bolster the reputations of the financial institutions that use it, providing information both internally and externally. This type of information sharing builds consumer confidence and helps employees understand the importance of their roles within their banks and how they should strive to achieve the highest standard of customer service.

Challenges of Social Networking in the Workplace
One of the first challenges of integrating social networking with the workplace is helping employees understand the importance of using this technological tool. The next challenge is in addressing the training needs of the organization to bring all employees up-to-speed on the etiquette, functionality and general norms of such a medium. This means determining who will be maintaining the websites, how end users will experience the websites, and how policies and procedures concerning social networking will be shared, and with whom inside of the organization. And finally, relationship management in a virtual environment poses a challenge. This last challenge should be a primary focus when implementing a social networking-friendly policy or procedure.

A great deal of the CMC that occurs in social networking happens through what has become known as Social Information Processing (SIP) theory. The theoretician who first introduced SIP, Joseph Walther, stated that the nature of relationships created online can be drastically different from those established in person, particularly when individuals act differently than they would in a non-virtual environment. While Walther acknowledged that the rate at which these relationships are formed may change over time as individuals become more familiar with the technology, he argued that relationships in a CMC environment would take up to four times longer to establish.

To counter this potential limitation, banks might seek to make use of the theory of attribution, which states that individuals link observed behaviors of others with causal explanations to help them understand what type of people they are communicating with. The time to develop relationships can be shortened using attribution theory because bankers can use their observations to make product or service recommendations based on needs that they have established.

Using Social Networking to Connect with Customers
Though social networking poses its own challenges, it can also be used to overcome other challenges that banks may face. For example, social networking allows financial institutions to boost consumer confidence, increase sales, and strengthen customer relationships, which are all areas of concern as they can give a bank a competitive edge over others in the banking industry.

When consumer confidence is low and distrust of the banking industry is high, particularly in times of economic crisis, social networking has allowed for greater transparency and has opened up a conversation with consumers. The public forum created by websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace provide the financial services industry an ability to address customers’ banking needs by:

• Acting as a medium for customers to send their questions and concerns to a bank, with immediate feedback from a banking expert.
• Replacing one-sided information dissemination like press releases or bank-sponsored advertisements.
• Reassuring the public of safety and soundness policies and procedures.
• Eliminating skepticism through informative links, text, graphics and audio or visual elements.
• Educating customers about products and services that address specific needs.

Protecting Customer Information
One of the main concerns of financial institutions is the protection of information and financial assets. As technology makes it easier to communicate with people in remote locations or to conduct financial transactions, it also enables thieves to obtain customers’ confidential, nonpublic information, putting customers at risk of identity theft and other similar schemes.

Financial institutions have addressed these potential information security breaches by creating Know Your Customer (KYC) programs and prioritizing identity verification and the reporting of suspicious activity. The same precautions and care should be exercised when using social networking websites to ensure that customer information remains protected.

Implications for Legal Compliance and Record Keeping
Once a financial institution’s directors and staff understand the implications and proper use of social networking websites, it is important that the institution’s policies and procedures be revised to reflect the addition of these new business activities. This ensures that the institution remains in compliance with industry laws and regulations, and it demonstrates to the public that the organization is fair and respectful of customers and employees and that it works to protect its customers’ information and financial assets.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a publication that provides guidance to financial institutions regarding the use of social media in their business operations. FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-06 outlines the necessary recordkeeping requirements that financial institutions must abide by and provides guidelines for the supervision of non-static messages sent social networking websites.

Because social networking websites are fairly new and financial institutions are only just beginning to explore their potential uses, the twelve government agencies that control the financial services industry, in addition to other organizations like FINRA, are continuing to develop and amend regulations. For instance, the use of social networking affects advertising requirements for financial institutions, as stated in Regulations Z and DD. It also affects Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) membership, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and non-deposit retail investment and fair lending implications. It is the responsibility of each institution to be aware of current regulations and how their use of these websites affects their compliance current law. Management should also understand the risks of noncompliance and be sure that their policies and procedures are updated to reflect these changes.

Final Word
Financial institutions must consider the risks and rewards of using social networking tools in their everyday business operations, and ensure that these tools conform to policies and legislation, while meeting the needs of their customers. Because customers are the driving force for success in the financial services industry, the key to protecting them is through employee education. It is imperative that bank employees are appropriately trained before and during the use of any type of social networking tool. Understanding how this new form of communication impacts the organization in the long-term can help a financial institution plan for and attain future success, while focusing on keeping customer relationships strong and information and financial assets secure as social networking becomes a more prominent business tool.

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Increase Traffic Using Internet Marketing Programs

As a speaker, publisher or consultant there are several strategies to increase traffic to your website by using internet marketing programs for better results of gaining, and keeping, consumers.These programs will help you and your products reach more visitors, strengthening leads and eventually sales. According to HubSpot, their landing pages speak directly to your visitors, which results with higher conversions on products, fans and more importantly, on your wealth.

As we break down the selected internet marketing programs, we’ll also share the benefits of these services and how you can generate income designing sales pages for yourself, your book or your product.

Take notes as we reveal the meaning of landing pages and benefits to help increase traffic to your website.

Successful speakers, publishers and consultants are great at what they do, however marketing products and brands can get a little out of league, so utilize this advice and increase traffic using internet marketing programs we selected to help generate higher traffic results as you improve landing and sales pages.

Landing pages are any pages on a website that draw traffic specifically to prompt a certain action or result. Those landing pages can be very beneficial to gain and keep an audience, however they could also steer away consumers and sales if they’re not strategically used and maintained.

According to a good landing page begins by eliminating the “Submit” button and replacing it with a personalized “sign up” form box. Creating this sign up box specific to consumers and viewers will draw in the audience you desire for your database. The personalized touches to your “sign up” form will help improve and encourage people to complete the information you want, if they know they will benefit or gain something in return. For example your form can read “Submit Your Email HERE to receive exclusive marketing tips”. Those who signup now know that when they enter their information they will be receiving marketing tips that are beneficial to them and know what to expect after entering their email.

As a reminder, when you add this personalized feature to your form make sure the requested information correlates to the content on the current page. When your form reads, “Register for this FREE event”, make sure there is mention of the event earlier on this page and that there is in fact an event to register for and not just a false advertisement to gain email addresses.


The landing pages at HubSpot deliver inbound experiences that are relevant, helpful and personalized to clients market. HubSpot is on a mission to make the world more inbound, one business transformation after another. Use their services to direct your audience using CRM integration and A/B testing for better results when reaching your target market of individuals who enjoy your specific industry or style of writing.

Optimize Press

Creating sales pages, converting landing pages and developing membership portals are what Optimize Press is best known for when it comes to internet marketing software programs. Choose from a variety of templates, functions and plugins to customize your page including order boxes, testimonial blocks, video & audio players.

Using Optimize Press as a public speaker can help gain you fans and possibly speaking events by implementing this plugin on your website. This marketing software is beneficial to advertise your success with other clients or fans, showcasing to other events or consumers what others have to say about you and your talents on your website’s testimonial plugin. Seeing your success with others can lead to more speaking opportunities based off your excellent reviews.

Select from their core, publisher or pro package and begin marketing your products or services today!


AWeber offers web-based tools to help businesses grow by staying in touch with customers and prospects through emails marketing. The flexibility of their designs and the ability to adjust colors that coordinate with your website while allowing endless edits and creations is a really great bonus to customize emails specific to an upcoming campaign or a landing page. Basically you can go into AWeber every week and customize a different email to send out specific to the dates, events or books being released.

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Mainkan Judi Togel Singapore Dengan Tips Berikut !


meraih kemenangan tentu selalu diimpikan para petaruh siapapun itu. Ketika melaksanakan permainan judi, memang harapan untuk menang selalu ada. Karena, dengan kemenangan tersebut dapat memberikan keuntungan kepada pemenang. Permainan togel adalah jenis perjudian lama yang kini dimainkan secara online. Ajang taruhan tebak angka ini dapat memberikan nilai keuntungan teramat tinggi hingga mencapai ratusan kali lipat. Oleh karenanya, tidak heran jika peminat judi tebak angka semakin banyak.

Bertaruh di sebuah bandar terpercaya akan memberikan kepuasan tersendiri. Terutama pelayanan pasaran togel resmi yang bisa dipilih secara bebas. Seperti Judi togel Singapore adalah pasaran togel terkenal yang sudah tidak asing lagi. Ingin pasang taruhan togel Singapore? Segera tentukan prediksi angka jitu paling tepat yang bisa membuat anda beruntung.

Dapatkan Prediksi Angka Judi Togel Singapore Jitu


Bermain judi togel memang tidak cukup menggunakan feeling. Tidak pula, pemain hanya bergantung pada keberuntungan saja, sebab permainan ini bisa dimenangkan dengan usaha lebih maksimal. Dalam menentukan prediksi angka tentu banyak usaha dapat kalian lakukan. Terutama, pemahaman judi secara mendalam mempermudah anda dalam menentukan setiap prediksi keluaran nomor hari ini dan hari berikutnya.

Untuk menang Judi togel Singapore tentu pejudi perlu pasang taruhan angka secara tepat. Beberapa cara dapat kalian andalkan untuk dapatkan angka jitu ini, yaitu:

– Dengan menggunakan rumus tertentu, diantaranya adalah rumus 2D, 3D, 4D yang bisa diterapkan dengan hitungan tertentu di dalamnya.

– Sering membaca data angka keluaran togel Singapore akan mempermudah anda mengetahui angka keluaran Judi togel online selanjutnya.

– Dengan melakukan perhitungan khusus bisa diterapkan menghitung pada angka kemarin, sehingga dapat muncul prediksi angka hari ini.

– Ada saja pejudi mengandalkan angka keberuntungannya untuk pasang nomor, dan cara ini bisa dicoba tapi tidak untuk setiap hari.

– Gunakan pula data pada informasi angka Shio serta didukung dengan prediksi pada buku tafsir mimpi. Dengan menggunakan mimpi yang diperoleh bisa pula dicoba untuk dapatkan prediksi angka jitu.

– Gunakan informasi dari master togel melalui prediksi togel dewa bumi, yaitu dengan memberikan bocoran angka bisa dipertimbangkan kembali dengan angka yang sudah anda miliki.

– Pasanglah taruhan pada jenis taruhan termudah menurut anda. Pilih taruhan termudah dengan peluang menang lebih besar, sehingga anda bisa tentukan taruhan lebih tepat dan bisa menang dengan mudah.

Pasang Nilai Bet Tepat Agar Beruntung Besar


Meraih untung Judi togel Singapore tentu bisa dicapai ketika bet yang dipasang dalam jumlah besar, dan pemain memenangkan taruhan tersebut. Adapun jenis taruhan yang memberikan nilai keuntungan lebih tinggi, namun memiliki tingkat kesulitan cukup sulit. Seperti menentukan togel 4D tentu bisa berikan keuntungan sangat tinggi, tapi peluang menang untuk taruhan ini pun cukup sempit. Maka pertimbangkan jenis taruhan yang akan anda ikuti. Anda bisa pasang bet besar ketika bertaruh di jenis taruhan termudah, sehingga ketika menang pada taruhan ini anda bisa dapatkan keuntungan lebih besar.

Tentunya, anda perlu pasang nilai bet ini secara tepat. Pastikan bahwa anda tidak serakah atau boros sehingga modal anda tidak akan habis. Dalam memasang nilai bet judi togel Singapore tentu perlu memperhatikan segala peluang. Ketika anda yakin dengan bet sebaiknya tentukan jumlah bet tinggi, sementara ketika ragu maka pasang bet rendah. Itulah beberapa cara memenangkan keuntungan besar permainan judi togel Singapore.


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2 Traits Of Successful Internet Marketers

Do you want to know the secrets of successful internet marketers? Successful internet marketers are like professional athletes. They are the “crème de la crème” of the internet marketing world. Even though they may not seem famous and highly acclaimed as you think they should, they’re still the best of what they do. If you ever hear of someone making $2,000 per month online, and you look at them as if they are amateurs – you’re besides yourself.Do you know how hard it is to make $2,000 per month online? Some people would sacrifice their left pinky toe to have $2,000 per month automatically coming in. That’s why the failure rate of businesses online is so high. But successful internet marketers know that there is massive work involved, and you can’t look at internet marketing as if it’s a lottery drawing.Most people online who have been trying to make money for years believe that if they can get the best copywriter… the best product… or the best marketing consultant, that they can make $10,000 in month instantly. That’s just not true. For 98% of the people selling online, their chances of making $10,000 in one month will indeed come from the lottery. But successful internet marketers know that success online is not a “hit or miss” kind of thing.As a successful internet marketer myself, I can tell you that true success comes from planning. You have to know your numbers, you have to be diligent and persistent with your marketing, and your paid advertising has to make sense – and also bring in high quality traffic. I want to share with you why this is important, and why successful internet marketers have all of these things in common. Take a look at this:1) Successful internet marketers take their work seriouslyNow I just mentioned above that successful people online know their numbers, are persistent, and know that their marketing makes sense. Because of this, they plan ahead with a daily marketing agenda that will help them to reach all 3 of these goals all at the same time. Let me ask you: Before you invested a dime into paid advertising, have you ever took a look at your competition and investigated the nuts and bolts of their operation?Sometimes to be a successful internet marketer, you have to play customer. You have to buy your competitors’ product, see how good the product is, and take notice at how they market to you over and over again to get more sales from you. If you want to copy your competitors’ and have the successful business that they have, you can’t just do some of the things that they are doing… you have to do ALL of the things that they are doing.If they have a online help desk system, you need that. If they have a phone support team, you need that. If they’re selling online as well as offline to prospects and customers, you need to do that also. Don’t think that these people just woke up one day, threw up an ad an somewhere and instantly became successful. It doesn’t work that way. Most people who try to copy their competitors have no idea what they’re doing. So plan ahead and have all of these things ready to go the next time you want to copy a rival in your niche to make money.2) Successful internet marketers have a routineDo you have a daily marketing routine, or do you wake up everyday browsing other peoples’ websites and reading their site? You will never get anywhere by operating like this. A lot of people do this simply because they have no idea of what to do! They’ve read countless books, courses, emails, articles and still have no clue as of what to do NEXT. What you need to do is develop an internet marketing routine that can be executed daily like clockwork.This means that you should go and create yourself a daily marketing plan on a simply text file on your computer. And every single day when you wake up – or when you normally do your marketing – follow each step exactly daily. This is essential because you’re more likely to make money and see results of your business if you write a plan out first, and then visually follow it everyday.So yes, the internet marketer that’s making $2,000 per month online has a daily marketing routine. If you were to take a look at the inside of their operations, you would see tons of content being produced, ads tracked and analyzed, free marketing being implemented, and a time span of when all of this is supposed to be done. You don’t want to spend 12 hours per day in front of your computer trying to do every trick in the world.A lot people enjoy buying “bulk submitters” because they think it will simplify their marketing and bring them massive instant results. And more than likely, I’m pretty sure you’ve tried your hand at these bulk submitters also. But these bulk submitters won’t do anything for you, plus… they’re not 100% automatic! Even though they advertise that they are!Don’t rely on products like these to do your marketing. It won’t get you anywhere and it won’t give you the results that you’re looking for. And it won’t get you the results because websites and companies are constantly cracking down on these idiotic products, and banning people from their platform who get caught using them. If you’re submitting low quality work and information everyday, how will that benefit your targeted prospect? Why should they view you as an obvious expert in your niche if you’re putting out low quality information? Does that make sense to you? It sure doesn’t to me.If you want to be a successful internet marketer, you need to take these words to heart. Change the way that you are doing things and start implementing all of the CORRECT advice that you read. Don’t do it half-way. Do it exactly as shown online with what is said, shown, and read. This way you will know that you did each technique 100% correctly, and you did the best that you could.

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Why Are Most Internet Marketers Working Harder But Not Earning Enough to Keep a Bird Alive?

There are probably many reasons you’re not earning profits, but I bet I know a key reason that might be keeping you down.Many people say this letter certainly opened their eyes.Does watching the same group of markers raking in wagon-fulls of cash make you want to give-up and throw your computer out the window? Frustrating, isn’t it? But don’t give up yet!I want to share a few things that may blow your mind with excitement, however many things could make blood squirt from your eye balls.It seems millions of people all over the world have a desire to earn a living by simply clicking a few buttons on their computer. As PT Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute” and thus an uninformed public is susceptible to deceit and trickery. In other words… buyer beware.I’m the true definition of a “renegade”. I broke out from the “cult” of Guru groupies and I’m telling you how it really is. It’s about time you knew. “The Ugly Truth”There is one particular fact that is painfully TRUE……You’ve been conned, scammed and screwed by nearly all the Internet Marketing coaching Gurus on the planet (or I call most of them HOGS!).Let me ask you a question. Have any of these fancy rich HOGS made you wealthy yet? I hope so, but I sincerely doubt it!Listen up! I research lots of marketing online forums and I travel all over the country. I meet hundreds of people at Internet Marketing seminars. The point is this; I have yet to meet a single person who has created any great wealth by ordering just “one” course or by using most of the Guru’s products or by attending an Internet Marketing seminar.Oh sure, some people may say, “He’s great, I got “some” content from him.” Others might say, “He’s so funny, he can really tell a good joke.” But that’s about it. I’ve never met anyone who said a particular Guru or any pack of Gurus made him rich really quick!Yes, I call it like I see it because I want you to know I’m real, just like you.And I must warn you – this stuff is going to upset a lot of people. It’s going to make others downright angry…But the only thing that’s for sure is that what I’m about to reveal will change the Internet Marketing community FOREVER.If you could spy on the Gurus and discover their secret marketing tricks that would help you and your friends excel faster and easier – would you do it? Well, that’s exactly how this whole thing started and I haven’t stopped. I don’t really see any end to all the “real” secrets I will be collecting for myself and my friends. My spy-work really works for all the right reasons.If you want to get to the end of the Internet Marketing maze and find that treasure chest? You’ll need an experienced guide who knows how to get YOU there.This is all YOU need to make money online: It’s simple, right?
*Get a domain and a host.
*Choose a product.
*Drive traffic to your link or website.
*Collect the money.If it’s this easy, then why do you suppose thousands upon thousands of people combined spend MILLIONS OF DOLLARS on Internet Marketing e-books, courses and seminars but almost never earn a penny?Second, would you agree the more you know about your business or industry – the more money you will earn? This is common sense and I’m thinking you will agree the answer is an astounding YES. This letter is meant to open your eyes.According To A Recent Business Survey – A Whopping 91% of Marketers Who Tried To Earn Money Online Last Year DID NOT Earn A Penny! Why?
Here’s Some Popular Reasons:#1 Procrastination
#2 Lack of Online Marketing Knowledge or simple tech knowledge.
#3 Became confused with overload of Internet Marketing information.
#4 Received Wrong or Out-Dated Marketing Info.
#5 Never learned exactly what to do to earn a profit.
#6 Lack support/consistent up-dated knowledge from trusted marketing friends.
#7 Quit and went broke due to high cost of IM educational products.There are many reasons for not succeeding. Obviously you want more freedom and you want to live an honest life you enjoy, right? If you’re like me, you want to have fun while you’re making money too, right? You want to feel good about your business. I want you to discover true broke-busting strategies. You can go from zero to hero when you learn the right stuff. My private inner circle of friends get real-life strategies that work.I bet you’re also sick and tired of all the Bull Crap and big money hype you read and hear from some of those Internet Marketing Gurus. Frustration can cause fear and fear causes lack of hope.Beware: Most people are conned by the very same people they trust and “like”.Don’t be fooled anymore! They apparently want you to think the Internet is highly complicated because it evidently justifies their high priced e-books, outrageously high priced courses, e-books and outrageously high priced seminars!Step-by-step process the Gurus teach over and over and over.1. Find a product or service to sell. Either promote other products or create your own.2. Get a domain – Build a 4-5 page website or hire someone to do it. Link merchant account.3. Create ‘good’ copy and all the converting elements to the website. Turn visitors to buyers.4. Get a host. Advertise or promote your website to potential buyers.5. Track your promotions. Collect your money and deposit it into your bank account.Now, this doesn’t sound very difficult does it? Well, it really is this simple. All the expensive Internet Marketing e-books, courses and seminars mostly provide information concerning one or more topics surrounding the above components in some form or another.10 Key Ingredients Successful People Have In Common:1. Associate with those who believe in you and your ideas.2. Find the right mentor(s).3. Associate with those who know more than you in your field of interest.4. Stay consistent and persistent until your goals are achieved.5. Refrain from over-indulging in mind altering chemicals.6. Find a daily exercise you enjoy doing.7. Take care of your health by eating right and take daily nutrients.8. Laugh every day. Count at least 5 daily blessings at the end of each day.9. Read and learn something new about your business every day.10. Read or listen to something inspirational or motivational every day.What type of power-group do beginners or frustrated struggling Internet Marketers use?
Bad News! Most struggling Internet Marketers DO NOT have a power group. Some marketers join little marketing clubs; they take a chance and purchase e-books and they visit marketing forums, etc. Bottom line is this: Most marketers stumble around and do the best they can.Fact: You will succeed faster and easier when you associate with those with like-minds whom share the same ideals and mindset.The BIG Myth! “Internet Marketing is Easy and You can Master it ALL in ONE day!”
First of all that’s a BIG lie! Good news – it’s not as tough as you might think.I have no way of knowing your level of Internet Marketing experience. So, I try not to use advanced marketing terms. I try to keep it simple. Internet Marketing is a completely different “flavor” than real world marketing.When “Joe” establishes his hardware store in the strip mall near your house, then he usually utilizes a different set of marketing and advertising principles. An online business succeeds by utilizing Internet Marketing tactics and strategies. With that said; Some online businesses can still use real world marketing in order to attract prospects and some real world businesses are also utilizing the internet to attract local prospects.”Joe” can also utilize Internet Marketing to promote his neighborhood hardware store if he knew a few of the secrets.There are many aspects of Internet Marketing. There are a variety of methods that can be utilized to help direct prospects to a website. You will not become proficient at using any of them overnight. Don’t let anyone fool you.Let’s say it takes 10 “focused” hours to get proficient at any one method. If there are 12 methods, then it may require 120 focused hours of practice. Most Internet Marketing is usually done every day or at least a few times per week. Either you must perform most of the traffic methods yourself or hire it done once you can afford it. It sounds harder than what it is… don’t worry about it. It will all become crystal clear very soon.Good News: In my opinion, you may not get rich over- night, but the INTERNET is still the best way to earn profits and the best way to become financially independent. If you’re going to spend time learning Internet Marketing, then it’s imperative you learn the correct updated methods as to not waste your time and money.The faster you learn the strategies the faster you earn a decent income. Thousands of people are floundering for many reasons with their home-based Internet businesses – one big reason is they simply don’t know what to do or how to do it and many times they use bad advice. My private inner circle receives the best sources.Are You Allowing The Gurus To Steal Money From You….Want to beat the gurus at their own game?As an affiliate marketer, you may or may not realize that while you are earning commissions from selling certain products, the gurus who’s product you promote are also earning profits. You are sending traffic to their websites, right? What you probably are not aware is this; You’re actually assisting the gurus’ build their prospect list and their buyers list!You are actually finding prime prospects and customers and handing them over, and the gurus are selling to them again and again (sale after sale), long after you’re forgotten and moved on. If you know how, you can earn commissions plus help build your own business at the same time. Stop allowing the HOGS to steal money from you.But what if YOU could turn the tables and keep all those repeat sales yourself?There is a new secret technique I have never seen used before that does exactly that for you…it’s brilliant and NO affiliate marketer should be without it. My private inner circle knows this secret. I want you to know it too.Listen up. The FIX is in! A Guru secret you didn’t know existed.Naturally, most of the big product launch Gurus are in total communication with each other and usually schedule their product launches on dates that won’t overlap their buddy’s product launch. Some of these guys are part of a private “buddy” club that dominates a large part of the Internet Marketing community.They are very careful about scheduling product launches as NOT to step on each other’s toes. Then in between their product launches they promote other company products for big commissions.It’s beneficial because they can promote their product plus promote each other’s product using their own list; thus suck even more money from the flock. Make sense? They systematically suck as much cash from the FLOCK as humanly possible and on a consistent basis. Are you mad yet?All of these marketing campaigns are not random events – it’s all carefully planned and choreographed as much as possible.Flock = desperate “unsuspecting” Internet Marketing Dreamers.If you’ve not been living in a cave, then you’ve obviously noticed what the “Gurus” and their followers are calling such events; PRODUCT LAUNCHES, right? This method the Gurus (Hogs) use is really not a new trick – it’s been around for years in other aspects of business.This is how it works. An alliance of several “Gurus” are formed – all with massive lists. These massive lists will hold millions of serious buyers of Internet Marketing products. In certain circles this would be called an industry MONOPOLY – and it could be deemed as unfair, unethical and possibly illegal.Does the term “Birds of feather flock together” sound familiar?Ever wonder why most of the large launch products (courses) are priced the same? Usually about $1,997. Could this be price fixing? hmmmm… let’s not think evil thoughts here. (smile) Magical, huh? Coincidental?No matter what you think… it is quite ingenious, don’t you think?Again, there is nothing wrong with earning profits, but when is enough – enough? The flock becomes nothing but useful paying idiots to the Gurus. Sure, the Gurus say they appreciate their “sheep-like” customers – but do they really? I mean does “he” really care if you build a multi-million dollar business like his? hmmmm… I think not.I don’t have the power to stop the gravy train for the HOGS – and I wouldn’t want to, but I can at least warn people before they fall prey to their traps. Most of these HOGS quickly gouge unsuspecting prospects because they do not know how long the people (sheep) will buy into their Bull Crap.So, their concept is; Strike fast and strike often – Strike while the iron is HOT!! Have you noticed all the product launches within one particular Guru “buddy” club? Every 3rd or 4th week another Guru or some HOG launches a new product?Let me ask you a question. Have any of these fancy rich slobbering HOGS made YOU wealthy yet? I hope so, but I doubt it!I don’t mean to keep rubbing this in your face because I know you’re probably very upset not earning all the big money you’ve been promised. You have a right to be mad.Here’s a helpful hint…NOTE: This is a secret you must know: Peek under the hood of other super affiliate pages to find out what’s working before you go live. Steal the best headlines and keywords to guarantee high commissions. Why do all the expensive testing – it’s already been done.Let’s Get Real… Here’s the bold truth!How Do The Hogs Wildly Succeed And Why Do They Never Want You to Succeed or At Least NOT Very Quickly?”Are you sick and tired of hearing how “easy” it is to make MEGA bucks online, but can’t find anyone to tell you EXACTLY how to do it?Well, there is a reason for this. Think about it. You’re being piece mealed to death! If enough of the “students” really learned all the true secrets or the exact keys that opens the doors to success, then the Hogs would create too much competition too quickly plus Internet Marketing coaching “HOGS” would earn less money in the long run.Their income would have to depend on nothing but unsuspecting newbies who accidentally stumble into their web? Make sense? THEY MUST STRING YOU ALONG FOR A YEAR OR TWO.The Gurus must always leave you wanting more!The Gurus and HOGS request hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars for their “can’t live without” Internet Marketing courses – within the course they give you just enough information so you can make another small step, then about two weeks later his buddy, who is also a HOG, launches his “can’t succeed without” Internet Marketing product – he enthusiastically throws you a few bones of content and you’re still left NOT knowing exactly what to do next, but you did inch forward so you’re happy but still earning less than a homeless man.Does this all sound familiar? I’m sure it does!Discover more about the “The Ugly Truth” – a free report. I reveal behind the scene tactics that are seldom talked about.

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Link Popularity – Wrong Approach to a Right Strategy

No wonder many of us count link popularity as a game of numbers. As wining the game is directly proportionate to greater number, similarly getting back links from number of sites is a good solution to rank high in the search engines. Number matters the most, is it really true?Most of us evaluate the popularity through search engine results so we must look on back links of the top ten sites. Now what’s the result? Do they have large number of back links? After the great inspection you must get a no, but then suddenly, a big question will arise in your mind – “What’s the factor behind the high ranking of these sites?” Do they have different strategies or they follow the same differently? Yes, now you have reached the solution through your question itself. They follow the same strategy that is Link Popularity however their approach towards it is different. They choose those sites for link building that have most relevant content, high PR (page rank), and quality links. In other words, their back links come from trusted and relevant sites and this is the funda of their success of link popularity.To carry a bunch of incoming link will not ensure your site’s top ranking. Back linking can help immensely if you link to the site ranked high in search engine. Spreading links over number of sites through article submission and social networking sites (blogs and forums) can also improve your link popularity in organic way. However it requires good content with high quality, relevant information and unique and eye catching presentation. If your content is full of these attributes, your link will definitely get weight age over others. But remember, for making it possible, you must have good content and present it in a good manner too.Reciprocal Linking is also one of the ways to make your site popular and get large number of web traffic. Search engines do not count on this kind of linking, as it consider under the mutual partnership, but still it is in use because it divert the most classified customers towards your site. This technique of link building is equally important, as the end goal is getting targeted customers and goal conversion as well.From SEO perspective it is worthless to waste your valuable time and effort in increasing the number of links. It’s better to focus on getting quality links form quality sites instead of getting quantity links form irrelevant and wrong sites.

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How To Increase Your Link Popularity The Right Way

Search Engines (especially Google) are the “highway” to the internet. Google loves links… this is why link popularity is so important. If the customers do not find your website, you won’t find your checks in the mail.You’re probably wondering why a link is popular. Well, it’s very important. Link popularity refers to the ranking assigned to your website by the search engines, and it determines the ranking your page gets when keywords are entered into a search engine.How do I make my link (web site) popular? Search engines are discretionary, giving status and ranking to sites that have links to their pages from related, quality sites. All the major search engines use this system to rank their pages (Google started it.)The more searched your keyword is, the more difficult it will be to achieve link popularity. But don’t be discouraged; there are ways of achieving link popularity using the most competitive keywords.There are a few things you should be aware of before going about linking. The 1st thing is that just linking with a large number of websites will not achieve link popularity. As a matter of fact, this method can harm you more than help you out. Ever heard of “Link Farms”? Watch out for them, they can get you banned – they are pages containing line after line of unrelated, off topic links. As I said, you can get banned if search engines find you among link farms.The next thing to keep in mind is the quality of the web site you are linking to. Never link to a page you have worries about your visitors seeing. The last thing you want your website to appear as is low quality and cheap. Linking to sites of poor quality will lower your link popularity.What you need to do to achieve great link popularity and improve your rankings.The 1st step, and the fastest way to get started, is to get a listing in a popular directory, such as Open Directory Project ( and Yahoo. If your site is business-related, you will want to be listed on Yahoo, and despite the fact that it will cost about $300 a year, the money is worth it. If your site is non-commercial, the listing will be free, but it will take time and follow-up to actually get it listed. Open Directory is gives you a free listing whether you are business-related or non-commercial.Dmoz – You are aiming to get listed in the highest level of appropriate category, and this just takes some common sense. Don’t submit to a category that does not specifically relate to your website. Your submission might rejected and you’ll have difficulty submitting again. Submit to the RIGHT category and Google as well as Dmoz will love you.The next step is to locate other quality “theme related” sites that will increase your link popularity. You want to avoid your competitors and look for sites that are useful to your site’s visitors. By linking to a related site, you make friends with Google and increase you and the other website’s link popularity.Not all sites want to link to other sites, so you will have to do some research when you are looking for possible linking partners. Google is an excellent starting place for your search. Just type in your relevant keywords, browse through quality sites and contact them regarding a link exchange. After you found a good site, you need to convince them to link to you.The first thing to do is to add a link on your own links page to their site. This is a essential step and normally has success. After you have added their link, you must contact the webmaster of their site. When sending them a email, tell them immediately (in your title) that you added their link. He/she will then definitely read your email. Make sure you tell them that you visited their site and that you think it has great content and that you think a link exchange can benefit both as well as increase both of your link popularity over time. Give them the address of your links page, and ask them to check out the link for themselves.Go through this process with as many appropriate web sites as you can find.Remember to set up a schedule to check your ranking in search engines frequently to see if your link popularity has improved. This is not achievable immediately and it will take some time and some work.Also remember that the more professional your website looks the better chances (normally good) you have for a immediate, successful link exchange.

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