Web of Mouth

Written by Joelene Wickens-Orlando

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Every website should have this on their pages. It’s a great way to get extra visitors. I very often will use this feature if I find something of interest or value and pass it on to my friends. It’s a simple format and when you click on it, it will generally have fields for you to fill in your name,repparttar recipients name, your email address and of course,repparttar 134274 recipients’ email. Whenrepparttar 134275 recipient receives your email, it will show as a summary of your website and a link to your site. Allrepparttar 134276 end user has to do is to click onto your ‘link’ to get right to your site.

Guest book:

A guest book is a web page where anyone can leave a note about you or about your product and/or service for you or anyone to see or read. The comments left on your guest book can be positive or negative (yep, you have to takerepparttar 134277 good withrepparttar 134278 bad folks!) Guest books can be an interactive feature that can providerepparttar 134279 necessary feedbackrepparttar 134280 web site owner needs to make to their site, product or service.

Chat Rooms:

A chat room is a website, part of a web that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time. Forums and discussion groups, in comparison, allow users to post messages, but don’t haverepparttar 134281 capacity for interactive messaging. You just register torepparttar 134282 chat room of your choice, choose a user name and a password, and log into a particular room and begin chatting. Generally there is a list ofrepparttar 134283 people currently online chatting, and it alerts you if anyone new enters or exitsrepparttar 134284 chat room. Users type a message intorepparttar 134285 text box, andrepparttar 134286 message is immediately visible inrepparttar 134287 larger communal message area and other users respond accordingly if they wish. Some people just sit and watch to hear what others are saying about a particular issue, which is then called ‘lurking’. The other users know you’re there, even though you may not be participating. Manners and common courtesy should apply to all real time interactive tools. Foul language, or demeaning vocabulary is not acceptable and can offend others that are on board.


Blog is short for a web log. (See my article on weblogs for a detailed description). It is basically a journal that is frequently updated and intended forrepparttar 134288 general public consumption. Blogs representrepparttar 134289 personality ofrepparttar 134290 author orrepparttar 134291 web site. Blogs have common elements, updated frequently, (usually daily, but sometimes 2 or 3 times a day), informal, grouped by date with links to archives of older posts; informative and/or inspiring (the good blogs).

There you have it. You’ve discovered a couple of ways to get people talking about your site, and to spreadrepparttar 134292 word about how terrific your business is. Get some action moving through your site where everyone is talking and sharing good insight about your products and your services, and more importantly, sending this valuable information about you downrepparttar 134293 wire to thousands of potential customers. On a final note, take this thought with you. Those who hesitate in creative marketing techniques will always be behindrepparttar 134294 eight ball.

Joelene Orlando is a Web enthusiast and a staff writer/consultant for eMarketing Answers with a broad knowledge of topics covering Internet marketing and communication strategies for both consumer and small business owners. http://www.emarketinganswers.com is dedicated to providing free, comprehensive emarketing resources and online promotion tools.

Business Cards Go Fishing!

Written by Gloria Cohen

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What’s even more appealing about using this form of tactic is that you’ve gained two valuable things through this process. One, you have gathered email addresses, and pertinent information to build up your email database. Secondly, you are promoting your business through an effective means of offline advertising that gets noticed. Business cards are a terrific way to ‘reel’ in more visitors to your site, simply because you are offering something of interest and value for potential customers.

Business cards go fishing! It’srepparttar most versatile, affordable and portable form of marketing tool out there. Get your marketing ‘tackle’ box out and get those ‘minnows’ to your website. So, cast away folks, because people are always ‘biting’ forrepparttar 134273 next free deal!

About the Author: Gloria Cohen has a strong background in Internet marketing in helping businesses find new customers by using effective marketing strategies. Gloria is currently an editor of eMarketing Answers.

Reprint Rights: You are free to reprint this article in your web site, newsletter, e-zine or ebook. However, please keep the author’s section at the bottom of the article as is.

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