Recently, I received an e-mail from a reader who was wondering…”At $2,500 per month budget, is there a rule of thumb for parameters on a dollar return for a retail product site? For example, should the $2,500 generate 10 times that amount on sales? Say, $23,000 to $27,000? Or, 15 times?”
Seems like a reasonable question. And, as with many things related to search engine optimization, the answer is simply not that easy.
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It seems that new resources and articles for teaching and promoting HTML5 are popping up almost daily. We’ve been given HTML5 templates in the form of the HTML5 boilerplate and HTML5 Reset (although they both go beyond just HTML5 stuff). We’ve got a plethora of books to choose from that cover HTML5 and its related technologies. We’ve got shivs, galleries, and a physician to help heal your HTML5 maladies. And don’t forget the official spec.
From my own vantage point — aside from a few disputes about what the term “HTML5″ should and shouldn’t mean — the web design and development community has for the most part embraced all the new technologies and semantics with a positive attitude.
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As every adult webmaster knows, it’s notoriously difficult to convince first-time website visitors to buy a subscription or product. The severity of the American recession has reduced the likelihood of obtaining impulse buyers.
Adult entertainment companies that want to survive the recession must be smart. Businesses are dropping like flies. Blockbuster Video has been closing stores and trying to avoid bankruptcy. Other companies have been laying off huge numbers of employees.
The result is that consumers are virtually tapped out. They’re being very careful about how they spend their money. That’s why showing the standard free tour and routing consumers straight to a credit card processing form won’t work anymore. It’s now more important to focus on generating leads.
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Social media marketing is vital for every business professional. The Internet is, after all, a social medium in which people interact. Stimulating interactivity is the key to attracting interest to a product or service.
I’ve always viewed message boards as the original form of social media. Web sites that host their own message board forums are able to build a dedicated group of customers. Popular forum software applications include phpBB and vBulletin.
I’ve built on-site and off-site message boards for companies, and I’ve found that they generate large amounts of traffic and sales.
The key is to treat a message board like an affiliate program. Offer your members incentives to participate. For example, give out free T-shirts or other items to the member who reaches 300 posts within a specific period of time.
It’s also a good idea to offer rewards to members who refer new message board registrants. There are plenty of affiliate tracking solutions that can be used to facilitate this process. Get started today.
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