Hope you all had a fantastic August!
I’ve noticed that September is usually a time where a lot of internet businesses transition to either new and exciting things or get ramped up in productivity. This happens for so many reasons, but I am once again seeing it in my business this year as I plan for September.
The cool thing about this September 2015 is our meetup meeting is on THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH! Which is tomorrow.
I’ll take a few minutes to share the usual cool stuff I’ve seen/heard/learned in the internet marketing industry since the last meeting about the usual SEO, PPC, Conversion, and cool tools I’ve started using, then I’m going to have a good friend of mine, Anthony Franck, take the floor.
Anthony is going to share about a convention he just came back from that connects you with manufacturers from around the globe and the power of networking. I was planning to get together with him over a meal to pick his brain about what he learned when he came back from the event, but later figured it would be better for him to share with the whole group and let everyone ask questions live.
Have a GREAT week everyone and I hope to see you tomorrow night at 7pm at the usual location (Barnes and Nobles meeting room in Valencia).
Hello SCV Internet Marketers!
This is a brief announcement to let you know that we have an awesome night of killer information being shared this Tuesday night, August 4th, at 7pm at our meetup group inside the Barnes and Nobles in Valencia.
If you have ever asked yourself any of the following questions below, you should definitely come to Tuesday’s meetup group:
- How many visitors are coming to my site?
- Where are my visitors coming from?
- How many users are mobile users vs desktop users and how does each spend time on my site?
- What are the most popular pages?
- How are visitors finding my site?
- How can I get more visitors to my site?
- How can I filter/segment my visitors?
- How many visitors go on to visit more pages?
- How many visitors stay on my site for extended periods of time?
- What pages do visitors leave my site from most?
- How many visitors are watching the videos on my site or downloading stuff?
- How many visitors are new and how many are returning visitors?
- How many pages do visitors go to before purchasing or leaving?
- Where do most of my visitors live?
- What is the most common flow of pages that my visitors follow?
- How many visitors do what I want them to do?
- What time of day do I get most of my visitors?
- HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SITE?
Alvaro Berrios is an Analytics Specialist and will be sharing with us how to use this amazing free tool called Google Analytics to answer the questions above and MUCH more. Whether you are totally new to internet marketing or a super advanced marketer, I can guarantee you will get something useful out of Tuesday’s meeting.
Do you sell physical products on the internet?
For those of you who sell physical products on the internet, we have a short 10 minute “bonus” presentation by Rich Hall to start the night regarding what local fulfillment centers can do and how they can help sellers like us that need systems to automate our product flow (outside of using Amazon). He is working to get us a tour of a fulfillment center in Sylmar just a couple of minutes down the freeway and will let us know the times of the tour. If Rich is willing, I may have him talk more in depth about how fulfillment centers can help those of us that sell products that need packaging and shipping in the near future.
See you all Tuesday, August 4th!
Hello SCV Internet Marketers!
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
Tomorrow (July 7th) is our monthly Tuesday night meetup at 7pm at Barnes and Nobles in Valencia. I wanted to give you a “heads up” on some of the things that we’ll be covering.
Most of you know that I went to the Earn1KaDay seminar a few weeks ago in Las Vegas. As always, that event is never short in having a HUGE impact on my business. Last meetup, someone asked if I could give a specific example on how it was life changing for me. At the time, I couldn’t remember anything specific, but when I was at the seminar, different memories came back to me from each of the different years I had gone and I have a few short “testimonies” I’ll share from each year that had dramatic affects on my life.
I know that this year is going to be an incredible year for my business because of the time spent at the seminar networking with certain people. What I’ll share may even change your life too. I got some REALLY hard questions asked of me that opened my eyes to so many things I was limiting myself on. My mind has been stretched, and as the old saying goes, “A mind stretched can never go back to the state it was in before the stretching began.”
SUPER CRAZY SPECIAL DEAL WILL BE MENTIONED!
Even though our group is a “no-pitch” meetup, I cannot hold back in mentioning an incredible (unbelievable) discount on WP Twin. There are a bunch of tools that I recommend everyone buy who goes into doing any type of internet marketing. WP Twin is a WordPress backup tool that I use and recommend all the time. It has TRULY saved me thousands of dollars in potentially lost profits.
WP TWIN can be bought HERE for only the following prices till July 15th only:
- $77 for unlimited licenses (regular price is $297 on wptwin.net)
- $47 for 25 licenses (regular price is $147 on wptwin.net)
- $27 for 10 licenses (regular price is $97 on wptwin.net)
I’ve often shared that I’ve been hacked at least a dozen times in the past and how these hacks will infect nearly 30 of my websites at a time. These infections are so bad, my sites need to be wiped out completely and rebuilt in order for them to be safe again. Without a reliable backup/cloning tool, I would have spend 2 weeks rebuilding my sites, rather than the 2 days that it took to restore them back to profit making status.
THIS IS THE #1 TOOL I BEG PEOPLE TO INVEST IN BECAUSE I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO EXPERIENCE THE PAIN OF LOSING THEIR SITE.
If anyone wants to see this tool demonstrated at the meetup, please let me know. It’s the #1 Internet Marketing “Insurance” Product You Must Have.
In fact, if anyone buys it and needs help adding it to their site, I’ll do it for you at the meetup in front of everyone. Just be sure you have your hosting account login information handy.
Lastly, if anyone has any questions about internet marketing, SEO, Pay-per-click, Conversion optimization, podcasting, affiliate marketing, wordpress site building, selling on amazon, driving traffic to websites, product creation, or any other general questions on making money online PLEASE do not hesitate to bring them and ask your question tomorrow. We have a lot of talent in the audience that can help!
Last night’s meeting on 5/5 inspired one of our members to take action on what we talked about regarding getting over the fear of rejection.
Take a look at this video to see what he go when he “DID NOT” get rejected on his request.
I just got back from Portland at the PPC Hero Conference. I’ve got so much cool information to share with everyone at our next meetup, I really think some of it will blow your mind!
Even though this conference is primarily ‘supposed’ to be focused on Pay-Per-Click advertising, there is so much more that was covered regarding ALL aspects of internet marketing and the internet industry as a whole. After all, PPC is the most powerful advertising tool on the planet today and they are all run by the internet giants. Speakers directly from Google, Bing, Twitter, and some of the other largest names in paid search were there. I will undoubtedly have to talk really fast next Tuesday night (May 5th) at our meetup group to cover all the topics I think you’ll find interesting.
Here’s just a small sample of the stuff I plan to cover:
1. What Google is doing today to track us everywhere. (They even know when you’ve visited a store after searching THAT store online…AND they know where you walked around in the store and if you found the product you were looking for!)
2. How to effectively become fearless in asking for things you want.
3. How Twitter’s advertising abilities are MUCH better than anyone of us imagined and how you can potentially take advantage of it.
4. Changes happening around mobile and some really crazy stats that marketers are seeing with it.
5. What problems “cool” sites cause for conversions.
6. Why I’ve spent almost an hour a day on 2 Social Media Platforms (Linkedin and Google+) for the last 2 weeks and how it will change my future for the better.
7. Evernote’s super cool camera feature you can use when going to conferences so you don’t have to take notes.
8. One small way website owners can potentially stop causing people subliminal pain (and they don’t even realize it).
9. Super cool tools in the Pay Per Click world today.
10. Why SEO still matters today, and how Google, Bing, and Yahoo will make it harder and harder to maintain organic ranking.
11. Why 97% of business websites are missing out on billions of dollars.
And that’s not all! Among other things, I’ve also become an Adwords Certified Google Partner last week and will talk a little about that as well.
Also, last month one of our long time regular attendees mentioned that she has a new book published on Amazon.com. Being that the content of the book was something I found interesting and felt as though it could be helpful knowledge, I purchased a download copy for my kindle. The book was called “Sample Fundraising Letters” and had a TON of great and useful information for any internet marketer as well. As the title states, it has sample fundraising letters that an be used as templates to follow. The cool thing about this book is that the content about the psychology of the letters is also very good for copywriting samples. After all, a website can easily be seen as a public letter asking for someone to take action. I highly recommend the book to anyone who needs to do fundraising and for anyone interested in learning more about how to write convincing content.
Here’s a link to the book’s landing page: http://www.fundraisingip.com/fundraising/our-new-e-book-of-sample-fundraising-letters/
By the way, if you find the book as enjoyable and educational as I did, please leave her a review on Amazon.com. As we’ve mentioned before about how the Amazon system works, it will help her ranking and sales.
So, as you can tell I’ve had an incredible month since the last meetup. I am so excited to share all the cool stuff I’ve been exposed too that I GUARANTEE there will be at least a few things new (and hopefully useful) to everyone that comes.
See you at Barnes and Nobles Tuesday on May 5th at 7:00pm!
PS. Oh, one more thing! I almost forgot… If anyone is still interested in going to the Conversion Conference in Las Vegas at the RIO Hotel in May on the 13th and 14th, I still have room in my car if you want to ride out with my work colleague and I. The conference is $1097, but I have a $100 discount coupon if you sign up before May 11th. Click here →http://convcon.refr.cc/B2P72GC to get the $100 discount. A conference like this for under $1000 is a fantastic deal. The guy who is putting on this conference spoke in Portland. He’s absolutely amazing! I’ll share some of the incredible stuff he shared about how the human mind works at the meetup.
What’s the big deal about MOBILE this month?!?
If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, Google has announced that they will be doing a monster update to their search algorithm to heavily favor mobile friendly websites by making them rank higher. As it currently stands, they have already started adding indicators on the results pages on mobile devices that say, “Mobile-friendly” on them (see image).
Google has rarely ever announced an update in such a fashion that it has made the SEO community go into a frenzy. Are your sites mobile friendly?
50% or more of your traffic might be from mobile devices
It’s very common to see traffic to my sites at nearly 50% from mobile users. If my sites are not mobile friendly right now, I could be looking at a huge loss in traffic, which could also mean a huge loss in revenue. The problem with switching over is that the template of my site is also designed to convert ad revenue very well. So the way I see it, I’m in a lose-lose situation. If I optimize the site for mobile, my ad clicks will drop. Likewise, if I stay optimized for clicks, I will most likely lose ranking and traffic.
How to change over to mobile and what to watch out for – Calling all web builders!
Due to my dilemma, I will be dedicating our next meetup to “Going Mobile”. For those of you who are web designers or coders, we’d love for you to join us in the discussion and share your thoughts on the best ways to convert over and what we should watch out for. I have been dealing with so many different struggles in my full-time job with this issue that I have a lot of things we’ve had to make decisions on that could be enlightening for all.
Showcasing a super cool tool to help conversions
I also found a really cool tool that a lot of you will find helpful as well. One of the best ways to figure out how to make your website convert better is watch what people are doing while on your site. I’ll demo exact how this works and show you how easy it is to install as well. Best of all, there is a free version of it that can be used to see if it is a tool you might want to use as well!
See you on April 7th at 7pm!