Three Steps for Online Success

Nov 17 22:00 2002 James D. Brausch Print This Article

You spend money and time getting your web site just right. ... love it and you don't think there is any way it can miss.But then time starts to pass. Few visitors arrive and almost no one buys

You spend money and time getting your web site just right. Your
friends love it and you don't think there is any way it can miss.
But then time starts to pass. Few visitors arrive and almost
no one buys anything.

Unfortunately,Guest Posting this is how it works for more than 70 percent
of the Internet's sites. This while a lucky 15 percent of top sites
pull in at least six figures per year. How do they do it?

Here is the simple, proven three-step strategy for getting a
steady stream of visitors and turning them into paying customers.

1. Start by getting your web site on search engines. Almost
everyone who surfs the Internet uses major search engines to
find what they are looking for. Search engines are your best bet
for steady, targeted traffic. But you won't get visitors just by
being listed on a search engine. You need to be one of the first
few links to come up when people search for a site like yours.

Search engines all use very complex and different ways to rank
sites. Experts and SEO (search engine optimization) reports
can quickly show you what your site needs to do to be listed high
by key search engines.

Additionally, search engines change their methods all the time.
What worked last year probably isn't working today. Get up-to-
date information to achieve the ranking you want. This is how
major corporations keep their sites busy and profitable. There
is no reason why even the smallest business can't harness this same
information.

2. Next, get your site listed on pay-per-click search engines.
PPC's let you pay to be listed high. Getting listed for a
specific search term or keyword can cost anywhere from a penny
to several dollars for every time someone clicks on your link.

Over all, PPC's aren't as cheap as they used to be. But there
are still some real deals out there. Try to get keywords that
your customers use to describe a site like yours. Keep in mind
that regular customers may not use the same term that
professionals in your industry use.

PPC's can send hundreds, even thousands of visitors to your site.
You can increase sales by carefully matching your PPC ad to the
web page people will be clicking to. Make sure the web page
corresponds exactly with the ad. If people read one thing in
the ad, then another when they get to the site, they will click away
without even considering your offer.

3. Start your own email newsletter and build your in-house email
list. I know dozens of small businesses who earn outstanding
incomes strictly off their newsletter. It's probably the most
powerful business builder on the Internet.

Put a sign-up form on your web site and get all those people
coming from search engines to subscribe. This is critical.
Prospects usually have to hear from you several times before
they come back and buy. Your newsletter keeps your name and
information in front of all your visitors and prospects, week
after week, until they are ready to make a purchase.

Speed up the process of building your newsletter opt-in list
by putting your sign-up form on other sites similar to yours. There
are cooperative systems that will help you do this, or simply
approach other sites with your offer.

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James D. Brausch
James D. Brausch

James Brausch is the founder of http://www.TargetBlaster.com
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