Avoid a Summer Sales Slump

Written by Marty Dickinson

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5) Submit your article to other peoples' BLOGs. BLOGs are easy to find because web site owners are always adding them torepparttar front page of their sites so that you can't miss them.

The challenge of owning a BLOG is contributing to it every day. It's easy to do forrepparttar 144178 first couple of weeks but then that dedication slips.

So, approach a BLOGger with your article and suggest they include it to their BLOG if they ever get in a bind and can't make a posting of their own one day. Chances are, you'll see your article posted withinrepparttar 144179 week!

6) Submit your article to RSS feeds. RSS stands for "Real Simple Syndication," which essentially means you add your article torepparttar 144180 list once and it will appear on potentially hundreds of other peoples' web sites. Search Google for "rss articles submission" to get you started.

7) Have something ready on your web site to inspire any new visitors to get more involved with your business. I'm not saying putrepparttar 144181 hard sell on them. Just offer some way for them to discover more about how you can help them.

Provide more articles for them to read. Maybe add a sound file or two. Have a newsletter subscription area. Offer a free tele-seminar or webinar. Be creative but captivating. Have a definite answer torepparttar 144182 question, "How can my new web site visitors benefit from being on my web site for another couple of minutes?"

Follow these seven steps and there's a good chance you will not only increase your web site visitors with targeted traffic, but that visitation could happen more quickly than you might expect.

So, don't allow your potential sales for this year's Summer months to be "terminated" before they even have a chance to happen.

Take action this week and July and August could turn out to be two of your best sales months yet.

Marty Dickinson started the company HereNextYear in 1996 and has helped hundreds of small business owners to use the Internet to increase sales through web site design and on-line promotion. He is also a national speaker and author of the book, "Winning the Internet Dogfight." Visit

More on Keywords

Written by S. Housley

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Qualifiers Use qualifiers to varyrepparttar meaning of a search phrase or keyword and bring additional results. Qualifiers usually are adjectives or adverbs that helps modify and limitrepparttar 144152 extent ofrepparttar 144153 meaning of a noun or pronoun, while an adverb helps modify a verb in a similar way.

Abbreviations & Acronyms Abbreviations and acronyms should be employed in a variety of forms. Extend abbreviations and acronyms to full word phrases to encompass as many possible combinations as possible.

Misspellings A significant number of searches conducted each day are misspelled. Include common misspellings inrepparttar 144154 meta tags of optimized pages to capture any traffic that is mistyped or misspelled.

Shake it Up Mix uprepparttar 144155 order of keywords in phrases to encompass a broad range keyword phrases. Keyword phrase word order variations can be a great source for new keyword phrases.

Hyphenate Consider hyphenating search terms, as this is likely an area competitors are unlikely to venture. The hyphenated term could score well in search engines.

Determining Keywords http://www.small-business-software.net/determining-keywords Additional Resource for Determining Keywords - .htm

Optimizing a site for a variety of keywords will give your siterepparttar 144156 advantage of being found by relevant searchers. The extra keywords could result in increased profits from customers who might not have otherwise located your web site.

About the Author: Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for NotePage http://www.notepage.net a wireless text messaging software company.

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