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know that you have grown tired of our writing articles about article
marketing. However, we feel
that this is one of the best ways to attract traffic to your website.
has published 59 articles to date. This
has paid off. John received
an email this week from a staff editor of Beyond.com inviting him to
become a guest author.
John did not ask permission to reprint the email, we will paraphrase it
for you. In the email
the editor said that she had read some of John’s works on
ezinearticles.com and felt that his articles would be a great addition
to the Beyond.com articles and blog.
reason for this discussion is to urge you to write and publish articles.
John published his first article on ezinearticles.com on
first article posted on Beyond.com is one about becoming a consultant
when you retire. It is a
variation of an article posted on Ezine Articles.
received an email from a reader who was very upset that we were pushing
the Google Cash Detective. Her
position was that it was not right to use GC Detective and take over a
am torn on this issue, but I still feel that it is competition on the
take a brick and mortar example.
person established a business on a busy street that sold widgets to
people who worked at manufacturing plants.
Most of the traffic that drove on the street was made up of
workers who worked at the manufacturing plants at the end of the street.
The parking lot of the widget business was always full which
indicated a very profitable business.
enterprising entrepreneur noticed this situation and built a building
right across the street from the widget business to sell the very same
products. His signage was
about the same and he took business away from the original widget
the second person wrong for having done this?
I think that most people would consider this business and
the brick and mortar world, we are more accepting of this type of
competition than on the Internet.
it right for WalMart to move into a town and put the mom and pops out of
business? I personally do
not like what WalMart has done to small town
are several other products on the market that do exactly what GC
Detective does. One called
X-Ray Domination was recently sold by the Rich Jerk.
There are others being used.
Some are being used by companies that are quietly making money.
Those companies are certainly not telling anyone that they are
knocking people out of their positions.
The just quietly do so.
it right? It does not seem
so. Will the practice grow?
It cannot be stopped.
person must make the decision if they are going to pursue it or not.
It is like the decision – am I going to boycott Walmart or am I
going to buy there.
does not specifically answer the question.
Each person must make his/her decision about this.
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week I told you about placing an order for an ebook cover to use for the
paper I wrote titled “Starting Your Own Business”.
I hope that most of you have downloaded this paper.
sent AJ the download link to the paper so he could read it to get a feel
for the content. I sent him the title for the cover, how I wanted
my name on the cover, and the picture that I first used on the original
cover page of the book.
48 hours, AJ sent me this cover.
liked this cover and told AJ so.
few hours later I received an email from AJ in which he said he was not
satisfied with the cover and here was a new one.
liked this one even better. AJ
is a professional. I
will hire him to design my ebook covers in the future.
out his site at http://snipurl.com/1mwpu
This is an article I wrote for
I have observed that advertising for web hosting is all oriented
to the technical side of web hosting.
I guess it is easy to measure gigabytes of storage and ban
the link at the end of the article to go to my new website,
you didn’t guess by now, the
web host that has the best user success rating is Site Build It.
is the article for your reading……
for Hosting in All the Wrong Places” By John V. W. Howe
Sounds like the old country
and western song by Johnny Lee from the movie “Urban Cowboy”?
most people are looking for web hosting in all the wrong places.
They enter “web hosting” into Google or Yahoo and are
inundated by all of the advertising for web hosts.
When you read what they have to offer, it is all the same thing.
There is really not one iota of difference between any of them.
Each web host touts ban
“wrong place” is under the search term “web host review”.
These sites are built to make the site owner money by referring
people to the web host for which the reviewer receives an affiliate
commission. Odds are the
reviewer has never hosted a website on any of the reviewed sites.
The reviewer is using second hand knowledge to post information
about the sites.
best web host is the one that provides you with the best chance of
Unfortunately, the best web host will not be found in the hype of
the review sites or on the first page of Google search for “web
You can find the best web host
if you spend time and drill down for the right answer.
right place to look for the best web host is to search for the one that
publicizes the success rate of the websites that it hosts.
You ask, “How do you measure the success of a website”.
The best way is to find its Alexa rating.
This will tell you how the website ranks against all other
websites on the Internet.
best web host posts this information for all the world to see and is
proud of it.
When you start looking for the
best web host, look for one that provides this information.
Find the answer to “How
to build a successful website”.
wish you success in your quest.
We wrote about Statcounter in
Volume 1 Issue 40 (http://www.boomer-ezine.com/V1I40_011207.htm).
The article includes a video to show you how StatCounter works.
StatCounter was free for
log files under 101 records.
There was a charge for a log file larger than 100.
This week I receive an email that StatCounter has increased its
free log space to 500 records. If
you use StatCounter, you probably received the same email.
If you do not use
StatCounter, I encourage you to use it.
I have installed the StatCounter script on every web page that I
create. Every couple of
days, I log on to StatCounter and check the traffic stats for our
websites. It is revealing.
I use it to optimize the pages and increase conversions.
You can check out Statcounter at http://www.statcounter.com.
That wraps up our
issue for this week. Until
next week, stay tuned.
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