Visiting Avax OS in Atlanta

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Business Opportunity | 1 comment

I just landed in Atlanta this morning at 07h15 after a 17 hour flight on route to San Antonio to deliver Digital Marketing training on the 9-10 February for local WSI Internet Consultants. Luckily the flight was empty and I had 3 seats to myself, so a quick sleeping tablet to knock me out was in order. Vishay Singh from Avax kindly fetched me from the airport as I am, staying over for the night. A quick shower and I was off to work in his office today. Here I am in

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WSI Area Rep Training South Africa

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Business Opportunity | 0 comments

On the 24th February I will be conducting a training session for all WSI Internet Consultants in South Africa. We have a great turnout and will be meeting at the The Helderfontein Conference centre in Midrand We will be covering:How to conduct an online competitor analysis Preparing a cost effective online marketing proposal The benefit of online marketing education as part of the sales process Marketing your business with Blogs I look forward to meeting al

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Creating the best topics to blog about

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Blogging | 0 comments

If you are in the process of starting up a blog for your business or developing a blog, the most basic answer you should ask yourself is “What topics should I write about?” Marketing with your blog (Social Media), requires that you always write content that your clients/customers will find interesting. Most blogging journeys begins by choosing the topics that your targeted audience will want read and that you enjoy to write about. Write titles for your b

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Why small companies fail to market themselves on the web

Posted by on Feb 3, 2010 in Online Marketing | 0 comments

In the last couple of years, almost everything has changed in marketing. Traditional marketing with print yellow pages and newspapers is no longer effective. Yet most small companies have failed to convert to website and internet marketing according to a study done by Webvisible and Nielson in 2009.63% of small business owners and consumers turns to the web for information about local companies. Only 44% of small business have their own website. Businesses that

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SEO strategy for business blogging

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in SEO | 0 comments

Blogging is a two level marketing strategy. With a business blog, by writing unique informative blog posts you can reach a group of interested readers that traditional marketing and your website couldn’t reach. With a blog you can generate a tremendous number of valid backlinks to your website and blog. Blog links Blogging is a powerful linking strategy. If you add unique and fresh content on a regular basis, you will be rewarded by the search engines with a

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How to get more targeted traffic to your website

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Online Marketing | 0 comments

Most online business have one common need and that is to get more targeted traffic to their website.  More traffic = more sales and business leads. The web is also one of the primary advertising mediums for most home based businesses. You might have a great looking website with all the bells and whistles, but without targeted traffic and interested visitors, the best looking website is useless.  I’ll say that again – useless. The best answer is to do t

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The difference between SEM and SEO

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in SEO | 12 comments

Many people are confused because there are two phrases in the Internet Marketing community working together and they are often used interchangeably.  They are SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing). There is a big difference between SEO and SEM.  SEM (Search Engine Marketing) is a broader term; it includes all the strategies for promoting your website on the search engines.  SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a method of getting a web

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The WSI Atlanta Smurfs Club

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in General | 0 comments

Its great to see the different WSI communities around the world. My friend Vishay Singh owns a WSI Production Center called AVAX. He is also a South African so it didn’t take long before we hit it off together. I was staying over in Atlanta for a night before going on to San Antonio to do the Digital Marketing training and Vishay kindly offered to let stay over. Nothing like a free lunch because he has arranged a morning of presentations for me with the WSI At

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San Antonio: WSI Digital Marketing Training

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Articles | 0 comments

Hello Fellow WSI Internet Consultants. It’s all systems go for the my training session on the 9 & 10th February in San Antonio. The venue has been confirmed and it is at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk. Book now on our Intranet on GNS.See you soon

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Try Google Social Search in Beta Now

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Social Networking | 0 comments

Google’s Social Search aims to make search more personal and now it is available in beta. Social Search personalises your search results by providing web content that contains not only expert opinion but also the experiential opinions found in your friends’ Blogs and other social networks. Google’s Social Search can make the information your receive on a searched topic more reliable/credible since you know the author and are more likely to trust him/her than t

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