Increase YOUR Sponsoring Ability

Written by Laurie Dyke

Are you good at getting people to look at your programs? When I first started Internet Marketing, I couldn't sponsor ANYONE!!! The harder I tried,repparttar more I failed...Sound familiar?

Now, I've discoveredrepparttar 132042 "secret" to success. It is not unusual for me to have 20 or more referrals in ANY program that I promote...How did I do it? Here are some facts...

Opt-in Groups DO Work If you Followrepparttar 132043 rules.

Most importantly, remember thatrepparttar 132044 other members ofrepparttar 132045 opt-in groups are real people...They do NOT want hype, they want facts, just like you do. These are some basic rules to follow to gain their respect...Remember, if you lose their respect, you will never get them back.

1. KNOW your product

Don't promote anything unless you truly believe. Studyrepparttar 132046 program, knowrepparttar 132047 details of it. Be ready to answer questions...If you don't have repparttar 132048 answer ready, someone else might, and you will loserepparttar 132049 referral. If you don't knowrepparttar 132050 answer, be honest. Don't mislead people.

2. Do NOT Use Bounce Back Messages

I know that there are many places onrepparttar 132051 internet which advise you to do so, but honestly...I will never read an autoresponder message, unless it's one that I requested. Plus, if I recognizerepparttar 132052 name of a person who uses one, I will not join their programs...There are many people promoting, so we CAN pick and choose. Don't fall into what I consider to be a form of spam.

3. Do NOT respond to an ad unless you truly have a question, or comment which might be useful torepparttar 132053 sender.

Receiving an opt-in ad does not give yourepparttar 132054 right to send that person an ad in return. Again, I do not like this form of advertising, and most other people don't either. BUT..if you TRULY have something to say...a question or comment about their program, or another program which goes hand in hand, introduce yourself, make a new contact, even a friend.

4. Do not use phony headlines

It's okay to try different titles to your ads, but always make sure thatrepparttar 132055 content ofrepparttar 132056 ad applies torepparttar 132057 subject. There's nothing worse than opening an ad on advertising and finding some hype on a new program. Don't trick someone into opening your ad, they will never believe you again.

5. Always respond to those in need...

If you see an email titles "Help!" it and respond in any way you can...We, as Internet Marketers, should be there for each other... I have received help in this way. BUT...reserve it for true need situations The same goes with "unsubscribe" subjects...Write to them to let them know exactly how to unsubscribe fromrepparttar 132058 list in question...Don't let any person in need go unnoticed...One day, you might be that person...

Build Lasting Contacts...

These rules are important torepparttar 132059 "real people" out there...Once they learn that you can be respected, they will look to see what you are involved in. Build a Group of "Discussion Buddies". Contacts arerepparttar 132060 most important part of your success...Without them, you are sure to fail, because they help you in so many ways...discussing successes and failures, encouraging you, pointing out new and different resources, and in so many more ways...What started out for me as a support group has built into a group of very good individual friendships I wouldn't trade forrepparttar 132061 world.

What's Wrong With My Website?

Written by Michael Southon

I ask myself that question about once a month. My website looks fine to me, but what are other people seeing? And what arerepparttar Search Engines seeing? Here's a checklist of 10 ways to keep your website at peak performance:

1. Browser Compatibility

The first thing is to look at your website through other people's browsers. I do this regularly and I've sometimes been shocked at what I saw!


2. Broken Links

About 5% of all links onrepparttar 132040 Internet are broken. A site that contains broken links gives a bad impression to visitors and is a frequent cause of lost sales. Also,repparttar 132041 major Search Engines and Directories will not list your page if it contains any broken links or missing images.

Here are some free link validators:




3. Web Safe Colors

Arerepparttar 132042 colors on your web site displaying properly on other people's browsers? You may have a beautiful shade of lilac on your index page but it could look very strange on someone else's computer.

There are only 216 colors that you can safely use onrepparttar 132043 Web. These colors display solid and consistent on any computer monitor or web browser that is able to display at least 8-bit color.

The Web Safe Palette contains six groups of colors with 36 colors per group. These 216 web safe colors can have any combination ofrepparttar 132044 following RGB (Red Green Blue) values: 0, 51, 102, 153, 204, 255 (each RGB value must be divisible by 51).

Here's a good palette of web safe colors:


4. ALT Tags

ALT Tags allow you to give an alternative to people who haverepparttar 132045 'view images' function turned off in their browser. Let's sayrepparttar 132046 navigation system on your website is a series of buttons that link to other pages on your site. If you don't have ALT Tags, people who haverepparttar 132047 'view images' function turned off will be unable to navigate through your site - in place of your button they will just see an empty space.

But an ALT Tag allows you to tell those people what that button does. For example, ifrepparttar 132048 button is a link to your 'Site Map' you could insertrepparttar 132049 following ALT Tag: Click here to view Site Map

ALT Tags also allow you to raise your keyword density. For every image that is not hyperlinked you could insert your main keywords. For example: airfares cheap discount flights

5. Meta Tags

Meta Tags are so important they deserve a whole article on their own. The most important Meta Tags arerepparttar 132050 Title Tag,repparttar 132051 Keywords Tag andrepparttar 132052 Description Tag.

The Title Tag should be no more than 64 characters (longer than that and it will be cut off in some Search Engines).

The Keyword Tag should contain about 5 to 10 keywords that appear on your page. Never include words that do not appear on that page - in some Search Engines your website will be penalized for this. Do not repeatrepparttar 132053 same keyword - this is called 'keyword stuffing' and is also frowned upon byrepparttar 132054 Search Engines.

Separate your keywords with spaces (not commas). This allowsrepparttar 132055 Search Engines to combine your keywords into phrases, for people who do 'phrase searching'.

The Description Tag should be no more than 200 characters. Include as many of your keywords as you can. Remember also that your Description Tag must be enticing - it must make people want to visit your site.

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