Start Your Own e-Business
Author: Entrepreneur magazine, Rich Mintzer
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
With retail e-commerce sales topping $263.3 billion in 2013,and millions of people now flourishing as internet entrepreneurs, the web is the place for new businesses to be. This guide makes tapping into highly lucrative markets with an easy-to-start, inexpensive internet business easier than ever. Readers can use the successful strategies and extensive step-by-step process outlined in this book to turn their dream of entrepreneurship into a lucrative, online reality. With information on everything from choosing a domain and building a site to search engine optimization and cashing in on affiliate programs, this indispensable guide will become every “netpreneur’s” business-building bible.
Author: Beth Hayden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to effectively use Pinterest to market your business, product, or service Pinterest, the rapidly growing social networking site that allows users to post and share images and videos on "pinboards" (a collection of “pins,” usually with a common theme), is providing businesses and savvy entrepreneurs with a new platform to market their products and services. And, as with any new platform, learning what works best and what doesn’t when it comes to marketing can be a challenge. Pinfluence is a complete guide to Pinterest marketing that will teach you how to effectively raise awareness for your brand, product, or service, drive traffic from Pinterest to your website, and connect with current and potential customers. You will learn: How to create a powerful Pinterest profile, your Pinterest brand strategy, set up boards, pin and repin images, and get into conversations in the Pinterest user interface. Pinterest marketing techniques, including great content creation, how to optimize websites and blogs for pinning, and how to start growing your followers. How to integrate Pinterest with other social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, and blogs) and how to track trends and monitor conversation on Pinterest. Advanced Pinterest marketing techniques, including how to grow your audience, how to use the Pinterest iPhone app, advice for special types of businesses (B2B companies and nonprofits), and how to make your pins and boards “sticky” so they capture public attention and influence people to change their behavior. Pinterest copyright issues Pinfluence is for anyone who wants to join the likes of companies like Whole Foods, Gilt, West Elm and others, and harness the marketing power of Pinterest to grow their business.
In this book, leading search optimization expert Rebecca Lieb brings together more than 50 absolutely crucial facts and insights decision-makers must know to drive more web traffic through better search engine placement. The Truth About Search Engine Optimization doesn't deliver abstract theory: it delivers quick, bite-size, just-the-facts information and plain-English explanations that executives, decision-makers, and even small business owners can actually use, no matter what kind of sites you're running, or what your goals are. You will learn how to set realistic goals for search optimization... attract qualified traffic, not just "any" site visitors... incorporate search engine optimization into both new sites and redesigns... write for users... implement search-friendly content management... avoid problems with rich content technologies such as Flash and AJAX... create metatags that actually work... use public relations, blogging, and other techniques to drive traffic... budget and manage search optimization projects... and much more. This book reveals 51 PROVEN SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES and bite-size, easy-to-use advice that gets results including The truth about page rankings The truth about best SEO practices and SEO no-no’s The truth about link love, keywords, and tags
Author: Jennifer Evans Cario
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Develop and implement a Pinterest marketing strategy with this step-by-step guide Pinterest is the fastest-growing social media platform, with more than 80 percent of its users women between the ages of 25 and 54. Learn to reach this desirable market by following the advice in this step-by-step, task-based guide! It explains Pinterest's unique appeal and fundamentals, then shows how to develop a strategic marketing plan, set up an account, curate winning content, find followers, and track and monitor Pinterest traffic. The popular An Hour a Day format uses a detailed how-to approach with case studies, tips, interviews, and more. Learn how craft, implement, measure, and optimize a successful Pinterest marketing plan Explore the factors behind Pinterest's appeal and learn how to develop a plan based on your business's core goals, then implement it and monitor the results Review case studies and interviews with successful Pinterest marketers to use as guidelines for your own campaigns Pinterest Marketing: An Hour a Day gives you the know-how and the confidence to market your business on today's hottest social media platform.
The #1 Step-by-Step Guide to Search Marketing Success...Now Updated and Reorganized to Help You Drive Even More Value For years, Search Engine Marketing, Inc. has been the definitive practical guide to driving value from search. Now, Mike Moran and Bill Hunt have completely rewritten their best-seller to present valuable new strategies, best practices, and lessons from experience. Their revamped and reorganized Third Edition introduces a holistic approach that integrates organic and paid search, and complements them both with social media. This new approach can transform the way you think about search, plan it, and profit from it. Moran and Hunt address every business, writing, and technical element of successful search engine marketing. Whatever your background, they help you fill your skills gaps and leverage the experience you already have. You’ll learn how search engines and search marketing work today, and how to segment searchers based on their behavior, successfully anticipating what they’re looking for. You’ll walk through formulating your custom program: identifying goals, assessing where you stand, estimating costs, choosing strategy, and gaining buy-in. Next, you’ll focus on execution: identifying challenges, diagnosing and fixing problems, measuring performance, and continually improving your program. You’ll learn how to Focus relentlessly on business value, not tactics Overcome the obstacles that make search marketing so challenging Get into your searcher’s mind, and discover how her behavior may change based on situation or device Understand what happens technically when a user searches—and make the most of that knowledge Create a focused program that can earn the support it will need to succeed Clarify your goals and link them to specific measurements Craft search terms and copy that attracts your best prospects and customers Optimize content by getting writers and tech people working together Address the critical challenges of quality in both paid and organic search Avoid overly clever tricks that can destroy your effectiveness Identify and resolve problems as soon as they emerge Redesign day-to-day operating procedures to optimize search performance Whether you’re a marketer, tech professional, product manager, or content specialist, this guide will help you define realistic goals, craft a best-practices program for achieving them, and implement it flawlessly. NEW COMPANION WEBSITE PACKED WITH TOOLS AND RESOURCES SEMincBook.com includes exclusive tools, deeper explorations of key search management techniques, and updates on emerging trends in the field mikemoran.com whunt.com SEMincBook.com
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.
Author: Jon Wuebben
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Enhanced by two case studies, a guide to writing copy for the Web offers tips on increasing search engine rankings through an understanding of the theory of search engine optimized copy and the basics of keyword research.
Start Your Own E-Business
Author: Robert McGarvey, Entrepreneur Press, Melissa Campanelli
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Everything you'll need to know to start your own e-business.
What's Your Website's ROI? Written to help marketers—from the Fortune 1000 to small business owners and solopreneurs—turn their websites from cost centers to profit centers, The Digital Marketing Handbook by legendary copywriting pioneer and marketing expert Robert W. Bly teaches you the proven models and processes for generating a steady stream of traffic, conversions, leads, opt-ins, and sales. Whether you are marketing an online-based business, brick-and-mortar store, or a hybrid business, Bly will teach you how to: Integrate a digital marketing plan with traditional marketing outreach efforts Maximize open rates, click-through rates, conversions, and sales Avoid the most common internet marketing mistakes that cause people to fail online Build a large and responsive opt-in email list Master Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, and other traffic-generating tactics Drive quality leads to your online and offline storefronts Produce brand awareness and generate leads with Snapchat, Instagram, Periscope, Pinterest, and other social media platforms Design hub sites, landing pages, and "squeeze pages" guaranteed to bring in leads Plus, Bly shares tested direct response methods that can increase your online revenues by 50, 100, and even 200 percent along with an extensive resource section to give your website a competitive edge.
Author: Ben Hunt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Proven, step-by-step design and content solutions for converting Web site visitors into customers Now that accessibility, usability, and SEO are mainstream within Web design, the focus is on conversion optimization. For that, everyone can use a guide. Web Site Optimization from Scratch: Proven Tips to Improve Your Web Site Instantly is just that resource. Detailing simple solutions to today’s most common Web design challenges, this book puts 50 possible improvements through a series of more than 100 real-world experiments, ultimately revealing which single solution is most likely to deliver the greatest overall conversion rates. Describes Web site design solutions that can be easily and immediately implemented with minimal cost or effort Provides real world statistics on how effective a possible solution might be at converting customers Details dozens of ways to increase a Web site’s success rates in just minutes The fact of the matter is that even minimal changes to a Web site's design or its content can lead to major improvements in converting Web site visitors into customers. Web Site Optimization from Scratch shows you how.
Revised edition of the author's Ultimate guide to search engine optimization.
Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
Neal Schaffer helped revolutionize the way professionals utilize LinkedIn with his award-winning book Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn. He now does the same to enlighten companies how to develop business on LinkedIn with Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing. Thought Linkedin was just for job seekers? Think again. Linkedin is the most important destination for your sales and social media marketing efforts if your company is selling products and services to other businesses. When looking at Linkedin's extensive functionality from a sales and marketing perspective as presented in this book, you'll soon understand how you can create new business from your Linkedin activities. After reading this book you'll learn how to master the Linkedin platform to develop business, including how to create a sales-oriented profile and connections policy to attract more leads, become an industry thought leader by establishing your own community within the lucrative Linkedin demographic, set up your Linkedin Companies Page to improve your reputation--and drive more traffic to your website, and optimize your Linkedin presence as part of your social media optimization efforts. This practical guide, supplemented by more than 15 case studies, will teach you and your employees everything you need to know on how to successfully develop leads and business on LinkedIn.