Mark Thompson

How Do I Get More Email Subscribers?

There’s nothing wrong with it if you are thinking how to instantly increase the number of your email subscribers. In fact, most of the savvy marketers are racking their brains to grow their list of subscribers. If you plan to make more money online, growing your subscriber’s list is vital. There are some key strategies that you can use to achieve success increasing the number of your subscribers. Building a responsive list of subscribers will need you to put in a lot of energy and effort into the entire process. Let us have a look at some of the key strategies that you can use to grow your email subscriber’s list instantly. Leverage the Power of Social Media Before we discuss some more effective strategies, let us not ignore the potential of what social media can do to grow you email list. There are several popular social networking websites that you can use to achieve success in email list building. Engaging in Twitter chats, engaging your target audience through Facebook fan pages and joining relevant groups on LinkedIn can instantly get you started with the process of email list building. Become a Guest Blogger If you have been guest posting for quite sometime, you must be aware of how beneficial it can be in terms of getting more traffic and building quality links. Well, you can also use your...

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Official Launch: Free 10 Week Internet Marketing Course [Sign-Up]

I wanted to tell the SEM Group blog readers about a free marketing training course that I am launching today that offers beginner and advanced Internet Marketers the most up-to-date tips and tactics to assist you with your marketing strategy.  This course was designed to cover all of the different ways that you can drive traffic, build brand awareness and generate revenue via the web. Each week you will receive a new module of the course that focuses on one area of Internet Marketing.  Within each module, I cover the fundamentals, concepts and tools you can use to help with each particular area of the course.  Normally a course like this sells for $100s of dollars, but I want to give this to you guys for free! ==> Free Course Sign-Up What’s Included in the Course Week 1 – Strategy: Understanding Your Goals and Setting Expectations Week 2 – Market Research & Analysis: Know Your Target Market Before Spending Marketing Dollars Week 3 – Paid Search: Using Pay-Per-Click Strategies to Drive Relevant Traffic that Converts Week 4 – Search Engine Optimization: How to Gain Free Exposure and Traffic Through SEO Week 5 – Content Creation: Creating Compelling, Valuable, and Viral Content Week 6 – Link Building: How to Find Quality Link Building Opportunities Week 7 – Local Search: Capturing Localized Traffic to Your Website Week 8 – Social Media:...

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6 Shocking Truths About Internet Marketing

This is a guest post from Mark Thompson. It is part of The “Bad Ass” SEO Guest Blogging Contest. Expectations, Expectations, Expectations…I just can’t say it enough.  No matter how many times I try to provide realistic expectations to my clients or myself for that matter, I need to keep reinforcing those expectations.  For anyone who is managing Internet Marketing clients or is working on trying to market their website via the web, it is imperative that expectations are discussed on a regular basis.  Everything from expected goals/objectives, traffic growth, roles and responsibilities (client & agency), marketing budget, communication frequency…the list goes on. So the following list is not meant to be a scare tactic to anyone, but I will say this, if you are able to communicate these crucial truths to your client/company, you will be trusted, respected, and be able to maintain your strategy for the long haul. 1.  Internet Marketing is Not a Silver Bullet So many people, especially smaller business owners are under the impression that Internet Marketing is a silver bullet to increased traffic, viability, and sales.  There seems to be something about Internet Marketing that because its a new form of marketing and there is a lot of BUZZ words surrounding it, that is must be a magical source to sales.  Unfortunately that is not the case.  Yes, Internet Marketing is probably the...

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The Most Effective Approach to Contacting Link Partners for Authoritative Links

There are hundreds, if not thousands of different ways you can acquire links. Every link buildling tactic comes with pros and cons. I have found that the most effective way to build links is by taking the time to build relationships with experts in your industry, than to just dropping a link in a directory or forum. I understand this is a time intensive process and it requires a lot more work, but the end result are highly relevant, authoritative links. Below is a step by step process to effectively approach potential link partners. Follow this 4 step process: 1. Make a Potential Link Partner List If you read industry blogs, than you probably have a pretty good idea who the major influencers are in the industry. Start by generating a list of potential experts/bloggers you would like to contact. Take note of their blog (if they have one), what sites they contribute to, and any social media sites they engage in. 2. Start Following Them Before you even begin contacting anyone, start following them. If they are on Twitter, start following them. Pay attention to what they tweet about, who they tweet about, who they are tweeting with, and pay attention to their style/personality. If they manage or contribute to a blog, sign up for their RSS feed and being reading recent and upcoming posts. Start to understand...

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