How To Avoid Spam Robots

Written by Jim Edwards

Despiterepparttar fact that Federal legislation (the CANSPAM act) made it illegal, harvesting email addresses fromrepparttar 142457 web using automated robots remains alive and well.

Spammers who need fresh email addresses release software spider programs that combrepparttar 142458 Internet and suck email addresses off Web pages, guest books, and anywhere else you might post your email address.

Once they get your email address, spammers will trade it around like 5th graders with a new pack of Pokemon cards at recess and you can expectrepparttar 142459 avalanche of email to begin flooding your inbox.

In order to combat this still rampant practice of stealing email addresses from websites and sending people email they don't want,repparttar 142460 following tips should help protect you.

** Break It Up **

Obviouslyrepparttar 142461 best way to avoid getting picked up by an email harvester is not to post your email anywhere on anyone's website (including your own).

Ifrepparttar 142462 only way someone can get your email is if you give it to them, that creates a similar situation to operating with an unlisted phone number.

If telemarketers can't get your phone number, they can't call.

If you must post your email address, post it in a way that a robot won't recognize it as an email address. Instead of posting YOURNAME@YOURDOMAIN.COM, you can put YOURNAME (AT) YOURDOMAIN.COM and then, in parenthesis, put (replace AT with @ to email me).

Though it seems like an extra step for legitimate email, you'll find it a very effective technique.

** Use An Image **

Currently, online spiders (ANY spider, including search engines) cannot read text that appears in a graphic or picture. If you must display an email address on a page, then do it by typing your email address into your favorite graphics program and savingrepparttar 142463 image as a .gif or .jpg. Then postrepparttar 142464 image onto your web page so people can seerepparttar 142465 email, but spiders cannot. This too creates an extra step for people because they must type in your email address, but it's an effective solution if you must display an email address on your own website.

How You Can Automate Your Business Using Autoresponders

Written by Michael Tee

What is an Autoresponder?

An Autoresponder is a program or service that allows you to automatically send pre-written emails to anyone at anytime. It is basically a sequential automated email system. You write messages, load it on your Autoresponder, setrepparttar time difference between emails being sent out, then leave your Autoresponder to finishrepparttar 142445 job. You can then get people to startrepparttar 142446 email sequence by sending a blank email to your Autoresponders email address or complete a form at your website.

How you can automate your business using autoresponders

Let’s see why Autoresponders are important to those who own internet businesses.

Consider this; your visitors would only have 3 options when they visit your site.

1)Buy your product or service.

2)Leave their email & other information for follow-up.

3)Click away.

You wouldn’t want prospects to click away right? You and I know that if they click away, they probably would never come back again.

So, what is next? What arerepparttar 142447 chances prospects will make purchases on their first visit? Chances are rather slim right? That leaves you to focus on trying to make visitors choose option no.2… to leave email addresses and other contact information. You can create a subscription form and place it as a strategic location inviting visitors to subscribe. You can then increase subscription rates by throwing in a free Ebook or report in exchange for their email address. You may give them a freebie today, but as your messages build relationships with them, you will end up earning money from them for years to come.

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