How To Maximize Profits From Your Facebook Fan Page

March 24, 2010

If you have a Facebook Fan Page, it’d be a good idea to  capture the email addresses of your fans, so that you can contact them whenever you want. Here are the steps to capturing your fans’ email addresses:

  1. You need to subscribe to an email marketing service like Aweber.
  2. Add your opt-in form (which you’ll obtain from Aweber) on to your Facebook Fan page.
  3. Offer a free gift like a report or a video to motivate your fans to opt-in to your mailing list.

Since adding an opt-in form can be a bit technical for many people, here’s a cool video I found that shows you how to do it… Read more

Facebook’s Public Relations Fiasco

March 26, 2009

Have you ever heard the saying…

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Well, I’m guessing the executives at Facebook have never heard the saying before because if they have, they wouldn’t have shot themselves in the foot by redesigning their home page.

According to several online polls, over 90% of Facebook users hate the new design. And I am one of them.

Their original home page design was just fine. I don’t understand why they feel the need to tinker with it. The redesign has now turned into a public relations headache for them.

So, the lesson of the day is:

Listen to your customers. Unless they tell you that they want something changed, leave it alone.

How Social Bookmarking Can Generate Traffic For Your Blog

June 19, 2008

Social bookmarking is a method for internet users to save articles for themselves and to share them with others. If you own a blog, you should definitely utilize the power of social bookmarking.

Social bookmarking sites (e.g. Digg, StumbleUpon) store lists of internet resources that users have found useful by category, tags or randomly. These bookmarked sites and pages can be shared with other people who have similar interests.

These links can also be organized by user defined keywords or tags (called folksonomy). Resources can be rated by users, include email links, have comments added, be sorted by popularity and algorithms that draw inferences from other keyword references and participate in automated notification systems. Read more

How To Get Popular YouTube Videos To Promote Your Website

August 30, 2007

Here’s an idea that just came to my head.

1. Find YouTube videos relevant to your market that has a high number of views, subscribers and external links.

For example, if you have a website about dancing, look for the twenty most popular dance videos on YouTube.

2. Contact the account holders and offer to buy their account.

Most YouTube users are just posting videos for fun. So if you offer money for something that they consider worthless, they may just accept your offer.

3. Add your link to the video’s description.

Once you’ve taken over an account, add your site’s URL to the description and watch your traffic grow. Of course, you should also insert a tracking link so that you can monitor the effectiveness of your strategy.

And make sure you insert a live link.

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