"They Are Stealing Your Visitors With Smart Tags!"

Written by A.T.Rendon

Did you know that your web site is now covered with "Smart Tag" links that can whisk your hard earned visitors away to your competitors web site?

This isrepparttar same thing as stealing your visitors because you happen to make use of a keyword or phrase that is tagged by this new technology.

Microsoft originatedrepparttar 134302 "Smart Tags" in their Windows XP operating systems beta version.

They are a feature of Internet Explorer that "ADDS" smart links to pages everyone views. They enable real-time, dynamic recognition of content on Web pages and offer your visitors, "relevant options", as they surf.

In other words, they place links, on YOUR WEB SITE, to destinations other than your web page. Including, if they pay forrepparttar 134303 privilege, to your competition!

Smart tags, which are created using XML (Extensible Markup Language), look different from other links.

Microsoft "Smart Tags" are purple and white dash underlines on a word linking you to a menu of info about that word.

However, due to HUGE public pressure,repparttar 134304 Smart Tag feature will not exist inrepparttar 134305 final version of Internet Explorer 6, due out later this year.

Yet, it does remain a feature within Microsoft's Office XP,repparttar 134306 upgrade to Microsoft's suite of applications that launched May 31.

The feature gives Microsoft unfair advantage because they can use these products to redirect users to MSN owned web sites or to sites that have paid Microsoft a premium forrepparttar 134307 service.

Worse still,repparttar 134308 further use and development of this technology is being encouraged by Microsoft.

When this first came out, there was a solution that could prevent invasion of your site by addingrepparttar 134309 following tag to your code:

Viral Marketing and You!

Written by Rok Hrastnik

A virus spreads and infects people through human interaction.

This is exactly what viral marketing, a popular and powerful type of web promotion, does: It is an online technique that encourages people to spread to othersrepparttar message about your e-business, mostly by word-of-mouth. The technique creates either a potentially large base of prospects from your existing lists, or a new database of prospects for you.

VIRAL TOOLS! The basic tools of viral marketing are those free marketing reports and ebooks you distribute online to promote your business. One ofrepparttar 134301 most powerful words in marketing is repparttar 134302 word FREE. Hence, one way you can put viral marketing into action is to make good use of tools that don't take much time to create and can be given away for free.

Other viral marketing tools are your email signatures,repparttar 134303 free bonus on purchasing an item, andrepparttar 134304 free products that are spread around with your information attached. These are not repparttar 134305 only tools available for you, but they will give you an idea on how to get started with your own viral marketing tool.

GET STARTED! Start a successful viral marketing campaign by making your own free give-aways.

Write an ebook or a free report on a topic you are very familiar with. If you can't really write, get someone to write for you. Trust me, it will pay off inrepparttar 134306 end. If you're good at programming, why don't you write a small and simple but useful program to spread around?

Here's where your viral strategy lies: attach your company logo product description, online link, and contact information on your free ebooks or free programs. Hopefully, producing these tools will not cost you anything, or little at all. Request people to leave their e-mail address and allow you a one-time mailing if they want your free program. Contact them with your real product information later. They will already know you by your free product and will trust you, so it will make selling much easier. Ask them to tell others about your exciting free give-away if they find it useful.

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