Autoresponders - One Simple Trick That Will Improve Your Results

Written by Hamish Hayward

Autoresponders, or responders, are simply programs that allow you to send out pre-written emails which have been pre-loaded intorepparttar responder. Prospective customers or recruits either input their email addresses into a signup form on a website or send a blank email to a trigger address. They are then entered into a database and receive your emails atrepparttar 150076 intervals you specify when you set uprepparttar 150077 responder.

This is an extremely powerful marketing technique as it allows you to send repeated messages to people who have positively displayed their interest in whatever you're promoting.

Numerous studies have shown thatrepparttar 150078 majority of consumers will not buy, or signup to something, atrepparttar 150079 first exposure. Prospects typically need to have somewhere between 5 and 12 exposures torepparttar 150080 product or service before they feel comfortable enough to commit. The ideal number of follow up contacts is often said to be 7, but this will vary depending uponrepparttar 150081 individual consumer andrepparttar 150082 product on offer.

Sincerepparttar 150083 recipient of your emails has given you permission to contact them, you won't be accused of "spamming". You may need to provide full contact details in your emails to be sure of this - it varies from country to country, but err onrepparttar 150084 side of caution. An added bonus is that you will have their email address in your database - or "list" - so that you can keep them updated with any new offers you may have in future.

Many internet marketers already appreciaterepparttar 150085 awesome power of automated follow up using an autoresponder loaded with well crafted sales messages. However, there is one enhancement that is often overlooked, even by relatively experienced marketers: The "Thank You" page. Used properly, this can boost your signup rate by as much as 20%, it can help promote your other programs, products and opportunities and it can even earn you some money.

It's easy to overlook this aspect of autoresponders. After all, you've probably spent a good deal of time crafting your email messages and loading them intorepparttar 150086 responder. It's only natural that whenrepparttar 150087 last one is input you want to getrepparttar 150088 messages out torepparttar 150089 big wide world ASAP - right? But take just a few minutes - and that really is all it needs - and you could benefit hugely.

Business Web Site Content Strategy

Written by Joel Walsh

Your web site content helps you get in search engines, speak to visitors, and ultimately get visitors to buy, contact you, or follow a link. Meanwhile, your content has to be updated at least once a month if you want to get return visitors and search engine traffic. To be successful, you need to have a web content strategy.

Web Content Strategy: Sources of Content

There are four basic ways you can get content for your site:

1. Licensed content that you can publish on your site for a one-time or recurring subscription fee, or in exchange for putting a link torepparttar author's site underrepparttar 150027 article. The main benefit of this kind of content is that you can build up your site quickly. The drawback is that hundreds if not thousands of other sites will be publishingrepparttar 150028 same content, which means you will get little search engine traffic from it. Also, within a few years,repparttar 150029 subscription fees orrepparttar 150030 value of visitors who leave viarepparttar 150031 required link torepparttar 150032 author's site will amount to more than you would have paid to have original content professionally written.

2. Original content contributed freely by your visitors, such as message boards and guestbook-style comments. The main advantage of this content is that it costs nothing and gives you insight into your visitors. The disadvantages are (usually) low quality andrepparttar 150033 constant vigilance needed to police it for misbehavior.

3. Original written content that you allow other sites to republish in exchange for a link to your site. This content is usually informational articles, whitepapers, and sometimes, press releases. Distributing content is an essential component of getting links to your site.

4. Original, well-written content that's exclusive to your site. You should have some content that you hold back from republication, to avoid giving visitors or search enginesrepparttar 150034 idea all your content can be had somewhere else. This can include FAQs, "about us" pages, case studies, testimonials, and other content that other sites would not want to reprint anyway.

What Kind of Content to Use

So, which ofrepparttar 150035 four kinds of content should you use on your site? Ideally, all four. That way you'll maximizerepparttar 150036 amount of quality content your site can have.

But,repparttar 150037 precise ratio ofrepparttar 150038 four kinds of content you end up using will depend onrepparttar 150039 goals of your site. Some examples:

* Licensed content: If you have a content-based website that draws revenue from advertising, a large amount of licensed content can be useful. However, if your site's primary goal is to collect leads, too much licensed content might risk distracting visitors from contacting you, withoutrepparttar 150040 benefit of bringing in significant search engine traffic.

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