Creating External Links for Exposure and Credibility

LinkWhen it comes to gaining search engine exposure, the amount and value of the incoming links to your website is a determining factor when you’re measured against your competitors. We all know that search engines use this statistic as part of their ranking algorithm, most notably so with Google and its infamous PageRank Technology, which measures the importance of your web page based largely on certain linking criteria. But often ignored is the second benefit of these external links, company credibility. It’s obvious both exposure and credibility are important to the success of an online business, so let’s explore some of the why, where and how to create these external links.
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“Before iePlexus my website was dragging along…”

Client TestimonialBefore joining iePlexus my website was just dragging along, not making any money.  Because of their coaching and blog creation, the website is now turning a profit.  I had revenue in the 1st 3 months with them, greater then all of last year….and it continues to grow.  I am close to opening a second site with them.  They will show you how to take full advantage of your keywords and guide you to successful blog writing.  I am very happy with the work that they have done for me. I can fully recommend their service.

Regards,

Mike Worthley
www.helpyourautisticchild.com
www.helpyourautisticchildblog.com

I am really happy with iePlexus. Everyone has been very helpful. Thanks again.

Barbara
www.mypetpleasures.com
www.uniquepetproductsblog.com

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Recommended: Google Advertising Services

Website owners have a variety of programs that they can take advantage of to increase their online revenue and drive additional traffic to their site. The most popular of these is through Google, utilizing their two basic advertising services Google AdSense and Google AdWords. Both of these provide excellent opportunities to take advantage of Google’s huge advertising network for positive online results.

Google AdSenseGoogle AdSense: In terms of simplicity, integration and control, no online advertising program rivals Google’s AdSense program. Essentially, Google AdSense provides website owners with the ability to place relevant ads on their sites and earn revenue when the visitors to their site click on one of the ads. Google AdSense is free for website owners upon approval from Google and is easy to setup and customize.
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“Thank you iePlexus for the excellent training videos.”

Client TestimonialJust wanted to say thank you iePlexus for the excellent training videos.  I just found out about them and have watched two tonight and feel more confident in what I am to do.  My only regret – I was not informed about these when I first began with your company!  Keep up the good work.  Looking forward to making some money!

Annette

Hello iePlexus,

As I was sitting here at my computer, I recalled it was a week ago you took the time to enlighten me on the most effective plan for optimizing my website. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping me move my website into the right direction. So far, everything is going as expected as it relates to the follow-up from the “Tech Crew”. I am very excited about the Blog idea!

Thanks again,

Shasme’ Jones

Hi iePlexus,

Things are happening! Also got another sale and a couple of inquiries wanting to link to my site. Thanks for your help.

Jill Moyer

iePlexus,

You certainly do have my permission to publish the press release. In the email that I lost, I complimented your skills and expertise in taking lame words and polishing them to make them more reader friendly.  You did a fantastic job!

Regards,

Norma

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Marketing Basics: The Online Press Release

Marketing Basics BillboardThink a press release is an outdated, “old media” approach to marketing? Think again.

There’s countless studies and articles highlighting the benefits of a press release for online businesses. From generating traffic, inbound links and business or product buzz, to getting positive press and top billing on search results, the new online marketing standards certainly include press releases as a vital and important component for better exposure. But it isn’t as simple as writing a release and sending it off; there are many factors when it comes to effectively using a press release to market your business. Here’s some things to consider to ensure you’re getting the most out of a press release and why you should have done one yesterday:
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Social Media in Plain English

The folks over at Common Craft have put together a new video that explains social media titled “Social Media in Plain English”. This one features a town that has a serious love of ice cream and the how the residents embrace the fundamentals of social media to everyone’s benefit. You might remember Common Craft from their video explanations of Social Bookmarking and Social Networking. They’ve also covered topics like RSS, Blogs, Podcasting and even Zombies.

The videos themselves are great explanations of complex topics. I’ve heard the “I get it now!” exclamation many times after directing a friend or colleague to one of these videos. Admittedly so, Web 2.0 has introduced a new landscape of terminology and applications that will take a little while for complete adoption by the typical user community, so I think these videos provide a great translation medium. Take a look:

What is Web 2.0?

When it comes to internet marketing, Web 2.0 has redefined the rules. Every fundamental aspect of owning an online business now must incorporate this concept to ensure the potential for positive results. The days of building a site and optimizing it for search engine results are over; there’s someone else who already did that and is moving forward with the next step in their campaign. To win the race, we’ve got to outthink our competitor and outperform them online. To accomplish that, we have to understand the newest concepts in marketing and embrace them as our own. Enter Web 2.0, the natural evolvement of the web and the information within it.

That being said, let’s take a step back. What is Web 2.0? What does it mean and how does it affect marketing and e-commerce? Unfortunately, a concise definition of Web 2.0 has yet to be realized, mostly because it’s an idea that’s still being debated. Wikipedia is the most comprehensive source out there, but it leaves something out in terms of what impact it has had and why it’s important to us.  Let’s start by attempting a simple, understandable definition for our purposes.

What is Web 2.0?

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“I just made my third sale and am excited about the future.”

Client TestimonialHi iePlexus,

Thank you so much for all you are doing to help me with my online business. I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I just made my third sale and am excited about the future. Thank you for being so helpful and patient with me. You’re the best. My only regret is that I didn’t find you sooner.

Pamela

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Small Business: 6 Online Myths Revealed

The e-commerce industry is filled with different ideas on what’s the best approach for a small business owner. Having spoken with many small business owners, I know there’s some common myths that seem to resonate with website owners more than others. No matter who, where, or how far along in the process they are, an industry like this can spread some serious rumors and propagate some strange ideas. SmallBusinessNewz has been profiling some of these most common myths in two-part video series based on findings from Homestead.com’s CEO & Founder Justin Kitch. The second part in the series, featured below, covers common myths on marketing strategy that really speaks volumes. From my experience, these are definitely some popular misconceptions when it comes to running an online business.
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New Study: Social Media Important In Buying Decision

Online BuyingMost businesses are just starting to figure out how to get their feet wet with social media. From managing an attractive, trustworthy identity in social networking sites to getting their product and company information posted in social bookmarking sites, this part of a marketing campaign usually takes a back seat to what businesses consider the more immediate concerns, statistics like traffic, sales and conversions. But a new study shows that consumers are using social media more than ever to do research on a company and their reputation before buying, and businesses better start listening, responding and improving if they want to compete in a Web 2.0 marketplace.
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