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  • 20 Ways to Dominate YouTube - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    be more likely to take notice the next time Include Background Music Music will really draw in an audience Whether it s something familiar or just a cool beat it will grab attention and keep people s interest Try www jewelbeat com or www royaltyfreemusic com for starters Research Your Keywords YouTube s keyword tool is absolutely essential when you re focusing on your video SEO search engine optimization You want to rank high so knowing what keywords and phrases occur most often is fundamental Put a Link in the Description The best way to drive traffic to your website is to include your link in the description In the box put the link address and then input any other information Take notice that the description will be hidden after 27 characters To get your link recognized be concise and start with http Put Keywords in the Description Your description should be comprehensive strategic and keyword rich This is another element that will rank your video higher in the search Pick the Right Title Don t just settle for any boring or rehashed title Take the time to be creative Be interesting and relevant while trying to squeeze your keywords into the title Pick the Right Thumbnail When choosing a thumbnail image be sure to pick one that s engaging and makes people want to stop and click on your video Make Playlists Creating a playlist is simple Click on the playlist tab while you re in the Video Manager and then click New Playlist Your playlist will give you yet another opportunity to show up in searches and overall grow your audience Create Interactivity with Annotations An annotation is a new way to add interactive commentary to your videos You are able to link other YouTube videos channels or search results right in the video Use Captions Adding captions to your video is another trick to ranking higher in the search results because of the text you provide It s also awesome for the hearing impaired or if the viewer misplaced their earbuds Promote with Social Media Promote your video across all of your social networking platforms The more you promote your video the more likely it s going to get picked up Post Regularly Post often say two or three times per week Be sure you are posting quality not just posting for the sake of posting Encourage Community The more interaction you can drum up online the greater your community reach will be Encouraging viewers to comment or offer suggestions and tips will increase your presence and drive more interest to your website Become a Partner There s money to be made when you allow YouTube to put advertisements in or alongside your video Google AdSense provides a free flexible way to earn money It can help to grow your business with relevant user friendly advertising To find out more click Settings and select Monetization Respond to Popular Videos Video responses can reach a whole new level

    Original URL path: http://www.blogtrepreneur.com/20-ways-to-dominate-youtube/ (2016-04-26)
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  • 5 Tips for Syncing Up Channel Marketing Content Following an M&A - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    When a syndicator changes any part of their branding or messaging it is reflected automatically across all digital partner sites or product detail pages where brand content lives Here are my five steps to add to your next M A strategy when an indirect sales channel is involved Consider a Content Syndication Program If your plan involves M A and you sell through channel partners it is worth it to invest early in a channel content syndication solution Time savings speed to market and accuracy create a clear ROI for a syndication solution and will legitimize the budget expense Enroll Channel Partners into Content Syndication Program If you chose to go the content syndication route I recommend making the subscription process for your indirect community as simple as possible Once they enroll you will see the benefits of real time through partner marketing and set the groundwork to quickly incorporate new messaging and products whenever the need arises You will also retain your new channel partners that could have moved away due to a slow or ineffective merger That means more happy partners and a positive effect on that indirect channel s bottom line Communicate the M A Change Through Your Partners As you bring your new brand products and messaging to market it is important to provide social and email messaging through partners to drive conversations and interactions around your new brand assets If you can effortlessly drive new leads across your partner channel they will be more likely to engage with your new content as it rolls out Investigate Performance of Partners When acquiring an organization with an indirect channel content syndication solutions will automatically show you what type of traffic and leads the newly acquired channel attracts By having this information you can easily see what you

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  • 7 Important Tips to Creating a High-Converting Facebook Fan Page - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    be the most used part of your Facebook page Don t leave this to chance Overall this image is the most important and most noticeable design element of your whole Facebook page Check out this stylish and über creative image 4 Customize Your Banner Consider this your opportunity to showcase your brand s uniqueness by creating a design element worth talking about Astute use of imagery can create a marketing campaign all its own Remember to keep it fresh change your banner on a regular basis say once a month Computer Arts Magazine updates its banner image with the latest cover illustration every time a new issue comes out as do a lot of other magazines and news organizations Just a side note before you begin Get the banner sizing right the first time Facebook banners are 851 x 315 pixels There s nothing worse than spending a lot of time designing and creating a cool banner only to have it not fit If the banner is the wrong size adjusting it could end up cropping out an important part of the picture Unfortunately Facebook lowers the resolution of your images so to avoid displaying a blurry banner use high quality high resolution images I have seen a lot of amazing looking banners but check out the latest and greatest from Old Spice They certainly nailed it when it comes to an in your face image 5 Post Significant Content and Post It Frequently People go to your Facebook page because they are compelled to think that there will be something of value for them Whether they came across your page while on another site or a friend shared it with them this is your chance to lure them in and keep them coming back for more and bringing their friends along Captivate your audience with status updates shared links photos videos and blog posts We have all heard the phrase content is king so be diligent about knowing the types of content that tailor fit your audience Here are the different types of content if you re struggling with a strategy Tips and help general tips or product service specific Brand promotion promotional campaigns product promotion events etc Active engagement Polls questions comments Press and media links to relevant articles and press releases General content videos images etc As mentioned you ll want to post frequently therefore I suggest developing a content delivery schedule You will want to answer the following questions when preparing the schedule How do your fans use Facebook What time of day are my fans most likely to be on line Kissmetrics is a great tool for learning about your customers and providing analytics that will answer questions like these What type of content is most effective 6 Use Pins Highlights and Milestones Capture the attention of your fans and potential customers by integrating the use of these three timeline features A pinned post is a specific post that you choose to put in your

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  • business Archives - Page 5 of 16 - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    quite but Google announced its new plan for organic links to products advertised through YouTube and I can t wait for it to become mainstream No longer do we have to see how many necklaces are selling hear about cool katana craftsmanship or listen to cue card pitches Advertisers no longer have Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 2 Six Practical Tips for Building a Successful Blog Your business is thriving You ve managed to stay ahead of the competition But staying on top requires a strong and consistent connection to your audience i e your current and potential customers While a blog offers an excellent forum to build this relationship it seems everyone s got one or more Like stars in the sky there are Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 4 Five Products That Make You Say Why Didn t I Think of That Market forecasting is one of the most important traits in any entrepreneur Figuring out what the consumer wants before they know it themselves is infinitely important It s also really frustrating when someone else hits the spot before you have your chance We combed through our deep seeded insecurities to bring you a list of current last Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 5 As Shakespeare Put It 8 Common Business Naming Mistakes What s in a name A lot actually When you re deciding on the word that ll stick into any potential customer s head when they first hear about your product You may be further on your way to choosing the right name for your business by avoiding these eight mistakes Trying to outsmart a successful large company by Continue reading Adam Toren Blog Grow 3 How HeatSync Solved a Problem I Didn t Even Know About I spend at least

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  • Starting an E-Biz - Part 3: Site Design and Content - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    need to buy in excess of 300 of web editing software I will explain this in more detail in a minute Most websites are comprised of images text and maybe videos but in order to put all of this information together the computing language of HTML is used This basically contains a set of instructions to the Internet Browser eg MSN Explorer Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer telling them how to display all of the information Anyway the knowledge of HTML is a must have if you are going to be designing your own site I advise you check out www w3schools com for detailed tutorials for beginners In order to write the HTML you need to have an HTML editor which is where the mass of software comes into the equation I have always used and seen Macromedia Dreamweaver as the best of all HTML editors and think it is comprehensible but yet has a wide variety of tools and options In order to create those stunning images and logos for your site I suggest buying Adobe Photoshop which has always been a leader in image creation Once you ve got all of these programs its time to get designing As I said in Part 1 it is essential that you have planned out a flow diagram showing how your site progresses from the Home Page through to Product Pages and then to Shopping Basket and Credit Card entering If you don t have one then you may create a site that has been mashed together without any real purpose Start by using Dreamweaver to make a HomePage a Products Page an About Page and a Contact Page People always want to see who they are dealing with when it comes to buying a product Then start entering the

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  • Starting an E-Biz - Part 2: Choosing Domain Names and Hosting - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    already have been bought buy someone else If this is the case try and contact the owner to see if they are willing to give up the domain name for a set amount of money If this fails then net or org extensions are the next best Finally if these names are taken to then there are 100s of TLD s that are of course less popular Extensions such as us or co uk lack credibility in my opinion however it can appeal to customers from the same country To register a domain name I personally prefer 1and1 co uk they are friendly their customer support is pretty good and their services online are easy to use Pricing for a com name at the moment is only 8 89 per year but that price can only decrease over time For a cheaper solution co uk are a breathtaking 1 99 per year a bargain Once you have registered your virtual address you now need a virtual residence where you can place all your information regarding your business in one place a holding place for your articles pictures and videos When it comes to hosting there are a few factors which you should consider firstly how reliable are your hosting service Hosts should have an up time of at least 95 Also check to make sure that the host offers 24 7 phone support not an automated service Finally make sure to check how much bandwidth you are offered Bandwidth is basically the number of visitors that are able to visit your site Personally for my mum s site I used Frozen Webhost which came recommended by a friend Their customer support is second to none and their pricing is very competitive 10 GB Bandwidth 1000MB disk Unlimited emails Unlimited MySqls

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  • Starting an E-Biz - Part 1: Planning your business - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    jot down some rough ideas on the type of golf related item or information that you could use for your site Don t get me wrong Information can sell just as well as a physical golf product things like Ebooks have become famous for their ease in creation and for their cheap manufacture and shipping However you will still need a website in order to sell your final product Once you have a few ideas for example golf tees and balls try and think of a way in which you can stand yourself out from the crowd If you search for golf tees on Google there are hundreds if not thousands of small or large businesses hoping to make it big by selling these tees However they are faced with too much competition resulting in lower sales prices and lower profits If you can come up with a novel concept or an idea which has little competition then you could be onto a winner I came up with the great idea of selling personalized golf balls and tees Although there is competition this is limited allowing me to make a good profit on my items Planning your website before creating it will also help you focus your goals and avoid useless information on the site I recommend making a site flow i e draw a simple page which shows links and navigation around the site no images or content merely the site frame Once you have planned your site s navigation then things such as layout colour schemes and content will be easier to add however we will cover this topic and other more thoroughly in my next articles In order to take your business to the next level you need a exchange 2007 Share all of your company files

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  • Selling Niche Products - Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs
    car exhausts According to a wide variety of sources it is niche products that can cause repeat buying i e buying multiple items from the same person and an increase in sales Also another advantage is less competition from similar sellers Let me take a real life example from what I have been selling on eBay recently Every month I acquire too much contact lens solution and so I decided to research this on eBay I listed an item of this solution and the item attracted bids and sold at around 5 Since then every contact lens solution I have listed has attracted bidders and there are at any one time only 20 30 items online at a time less competition I would recommend to anyone to start researching a niche product which they can sell on eBay or on their website Start by going to www alibaba com to research an item Then go to eBay to find the potential profit on an item use completed listings function to help and then finally search on google to find any competition from other websites To your success Adam Toren Blog Grow Adam Toren Adam Toren is an Award Winning Author

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