Online Video Marketing – Don’t Get Shut Down By YouTube!

The online video marketing community is buzzing these days because YouTube is on a rampage. They are shutting down accounts right and left, without any warning whatsoever! Thousands of online video marketers have been affected by this, hopefully not you.

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Imagine putting long hours into creating online videos that get you on the front page of Google and create a steady stream of free targeted web traffic on a daily basis. You followed the advice of the pros and life is good.

Now imagine trying to log in and finding out your account has been permanently disabled and there is no way for you to get it back. And the worst part is your videos are gone just like that, so unless you have a copy on your hard drive, you have lost all your content too!

All of your hard work is down the tubes, no pun intended. You are no longer on the front page of google, or any page for that matter. And your online video leads are now a big fat 0.

If you don’t want this to happen to you, here are 7 online video marketing guidelines for avoiding the wrath of YouTube:

  1. DO NOT create multiple accounts. Only create 1 YouTube account, no matter what you have been told in the past. The rules are changing. You can still have multiple channels within your single account.
  2. DO NOT upload the same video with a different title, keyword, description, etc.  Unless you want to get shutdown and lose everything. Only 1 upload of a video.
  3. DO NOT use software to add friends on your channel.
  4. DO NOT use software to add comments to your videos.
  5. DO NOT purchase YouTube views. Create good videos, use viral networking, and get views naturally.
  6. DO NOT spam your video description, title or tags with keywords.
  7. DO NOT use Traffic Geyser to upload your videos to YouTube. However, you can still use Traffic Geyser to upload to other video hosting sites.

Bottom line, create a single account, upload a video once, and avoid software such as TubeBlasterPro and Traffic Geyser. If you try to “game” the system, the penalty is very high. Don’t do it!

To Your Online Video Marketing Success,
Karen

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Online Article Marketing Super Tip: Submitting Your Articles For Maximum Effect

I am a huge fan of online article marketing because it flat out works and gets me results each and every day on autopilot. But, there are ways you can implement online article marketing that will magnify your results 10 fold or more.

If you are going to take the time to write articles, you want to get the maximum results. Here are some great tips for you based on personal experience.

Online Article Marketing - EzineArticles.com

Let’s assume you’ve written some keyword rich articles, a topic we’ll cover in detail in a future post. Now what do you do with your online articles to get the most visibility and results.

If you are strapped for time and money, you can just submit your article to ezinearticles.com to get the most bang for your buck. ezinearticles.com currently gets over 15 million unique visitors a month. You only need a small fraction of those to get excellent results.

If you have a little bit more time, or you can afford a very inexpensive internet virtual assistant, you can submit your articles to the top 5 online article marketing directories.

Here are 5 of the top generic online article marketing sites, in order of traffic rank, with the best at the top:

1. Ezinearticles.com
2. Articlesbase.com
3. Goarticles.com
4. Articledashboard.com
5. Searchwarp.com

If you are writing about a particular niche, you may want to find article sites directly related to your niche and see what results you get submitting your articles.

As an FYI, I pay my internet virtual assistant less than $4 to submit an article to the top 5 article directories and have found the increased traffic and back links to my site well worth the cost.

Now, if you REALLY want to get results from your online article marketing, and have the budget and time for it, you can use a tool such as Unique Article Wizard to create hundreds of unique versions of your article and submit them to hundreds or thousands of online article marketing directories.

This last approach is absolutely KILLER! What kind of results can you get with it? I know someone that got 673 opt-ins in 2 months using this approach coupled with social bookmarking and online video marketing. And they will continue to get opt-ins even if they don’t do anything else. They are on the front page of google for over 100 niche phrases from submitting 45 articles using this method. Not bad, eh?

Yours in Massive Online Success,
Karen

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Facebook Does It Again

One of the reasons Facebook is the top social networking site, and the 2nd most popular web site on the planet, is it’s ability to continually adapt and improve it’s feature set and user interface. Given that many users, myself included, have not found the Facebook user interface to be very intuitive, these changes are usually a step in the right direction.

A new round of changes were just rolled out. Here’s a run down on the changes.

Facebook has done more tweaking of the home page in an attempt to make it easier to find important information. The latest change is a list of items you might have missed while you were off the site, heaven forbid!

Now, when you log in to your Facebook account, you will see a list of items the site deems the most interesting things that happened in the past day in the News Feed.

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Just how does Facebook determine what photos, status updates, or other updates are interesting to you? It is based on what updates are popular with your Facebook friends or how close you are to the person giving the update. Let’s say the content has a lot of comments or 10 ‘likes’ by your mutual friends, Facebook deems it as something that is important to you.

The idea is to read through these “most interesting” updates, then switch to the “Live Feed”, which just like before shows you updates from everyone on your friends list in a constant stream.

Facebook has also integrated the “highlights” feature from the right-hand side of the page to the “News Feed” in the middle of the page. The freed up space on the right will be used to feature birthdays and events more prominently, as requested by Facebook users.

Facebook is a powerhouse site with proven staying power. Don’t overlook this fantastic way to grow your business online. But always remember, spammy marketers don’t make money. Instead, focus on forming relationships with highly targeted prospects and you will prosper.

Let me hear your feedback. Leave a quick comment letting myself and other readers know what you think about these Facebook changes, or provide a Facebook tip to others. Your comment will get you some link love for your website with the search engines :-)

Your Partner For Online Success,
Karen

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By |October 27th, 2009|Featured, Grow Your Business Online, Social Networking|0 Comments

5 Surprising Split Testing Results For More Online Income

After mastering traffic generation, split testing is the next most important skill you should learn, master, and implement for massive online success. Split testing allows you to generate more opt-ins, more conversions, and more money with the same amount of traffic.

In this article, I’m going to share with you some very powerful information. I’m going to give you 5 split testing tips that you can use to increase your income right away!

Split Testing For Online Success
Tip 1: Try lengthing your guarantee to increase your sales page conversions. But don’t just look at your sales conversion number, also look at your return rate. Here’s why.

Increasing your guarantee to 365 days may increase your conversions 5%, but it can also reduce your return rate 38%. Whoa! That’s huge.

Tip 2: Use an Amazon style buy button. It can increase conversions by 14%. People are used to buying in Amazon so it will seem comfortable and secure to them if you use a similar button. And make it big.

Tip 3: Provide many buying opportunities in your sales page, not just one. Place the first buy button or link after the first testimonial. This has been shown to increase conversions 31%! Another good location is under the guarantee, in the order box, and in the PS at the very bottom of the page.

Tip 4: On your order page, dispaly an image of your product at the top of the page. This can increase conversions 15% as well as decrease order cart abandonment rates drastically.

Tip 5: Don’t forget about your customers after the sales. Create a follow up autoresponder series. In these messages, teach them how to use the product.

Tell them what to do. Send success stories. Request testimonials. Include how-to videos. Most returns are becaues the user didn’t use the product, not because it isn’t a good product.

This is extremely valuable information that can make a huge difference in your online income. But don’t just take my word for it. Be sure to validate this information with your product. Do your own split testing with your sales funnel. You will be amazed at the results and your increased income.

To your massive online success,
Karen

By |October 20th, 2009|Featured, Online Lead Generation|3 Comments

Online Success Mindset: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Do you sometimes get doubts about your online success? Do you think there is too much competition for you to succeed?

Watch this powerful video about overcoming limitations and then I have a few questions for you…

Now let me ask you

What do you think your limitations are?
Are your goals too small?
Do you truly believe in what you are doing?
What do you think you can accomplish?

Put on your blinders and just go for it! Online success is simple if you have the right mindset, get the right knowledge, and follow a proven plan of action.

I Believe In Your Success,
Karen
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By |October 16th, 2009|Featured, Online Success Mindset|1 Comment