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How The Internet is working for American businesses And What Every Business Needs To Know today.It is a well known fact that more people are searching online for local businesses to buy products and services but in spite of this fact most small businesses are so far behind the curve and that eventually catching up may cost them their livelihood, that means going out of businesses for a lack of a better term. Back at the turn of the century horses were the primary mode of transportation and automobiles were frowned upon as a fad far to expensive for the common person until Henry Ford started mass producing cars making it affordable for the average person.Now the internet has taken the same path used to be out of reach for the average person, the skills needed to create a website and the cost were beyond most  businesses budget and it was to new to really concern the average person,today you have no choice if you want to compete you need a website and social media and you must be found. To  get more on How The Internet is working for American businesses Click Here
If your like most Small Businesses Link Building Opportunities Without Content Creation would be like winning the marketing lotto,very little investment big return. internet marketing is like a Rubik’s cube to most business owners, every time you turn around there is the next new way to get more traffic to your website,it starts with social media(facebook,twitter,pinterest,linkedin,just to name a few) ,SEO,writing blog posts,press releases,videos,PPC,the list is lengthy and unless you staff up for this or out source your never going to get it done besides who has time for all this and does it even work? One of the best and fastest ways to get more visitors to your website is by creating backlinks from other websites related to your industry,this is primarily accomplished through creating great content,but what if you don’t want to create content or just don’t have the know how?  I have the answer these questions Eric Ward a writer for search engine watch can explain the best way to get more back links to your website with out all the hard work of content creation. For the rest of the story Go Here
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Getting information off search engines is easy when you know where quick Pro Marketinglook

I have been doing research for a new niche found that getting information on search engines is not always easy unless you know where to look,I put together this list of search engines and sources of information. Wikipedia is where this information came from
Video Search Engines use them to post your videos.This List  is a gold mine for businesses that use video or anyone that is trying to get views of their videos.. Blinkx | CastTV | Google Video | Hulu | Jinni | Mefeedia | Pixsy | Veveo | VideoSurf | YouTube |
A meta search engine is a  search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. Metasearch engines enable users to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously. Metasearch engines operate on the premise that the Web is too large for any one search engine to index it all and that more comprehensive search results can be obtained by combining the results from several search engines. This also may save the user from having to use multiple search engines separately.   Meta Engines (Global & US) Brainboost ChunkIt! Clusty DeeperWeb Dogpile Excite Harvester42 HotBot Info.com Ixquick Kayak LeapFish Mamma Metacrawler MetaLib Mobissimo Myriad Search SideStep WebCrawler Social search engines  Take a look and see how each search engine offers different features that you can use in your social media marketing very cool stuff. The company Aardvark, acquired by Google in February 2010, has created a more targeted version of this, which directs your questions to people in your social networks, based on relating the content of the question to the content of their social network pages. Aardvark users primarily use the Aardvark IM buddy, also integrated into Google Gmail, to ask and answer their questions. ChaCha Search Delver Eurekster Mahalo.com OneRiot Rollyo SearchTeam Sproose Trexy Wink provides web search by analyzing user contributions such as bookmarks and feedback Question and Answer search engine sites provide a direct source for answers to almost any questions,go check em out very cool. Answers.com DeeperWeb eHow Quora Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange Network Uclue wikiHow Yahoo! Answers Automatic answers AskMeNow this site  is set up for mobile answers on the run BrainBoost True Knowledge Wolfram Alpha Natural language search engines, these site are great for anyone who writes or is using langue to make a living or communicate Ask.com Bing (Semantic ability is powered by Powerset) BrainBoost hakia Lexxe Powerset  Job Search Engines  In a challenging economy every opportunity to find a job or get a better is a hugh plus so here are some outlets,some you know and some you don’t CareerBuilder.com (USA) Craigslist (by city) Dice.com (USA) Eluta.ca (Canada) Hotjobs.com (USA) Indeed.com (USA) LinkUp.com (USA) Monster.com (USA), (India) Yahoo! HotJobs (Countrywise subdomains, International) Business search engines, if its business you want or businesses you need to find this are where things get done check out these sites Business.com GenieKnows (United States and Canada) GlobalSpec Nexis (Lexis Nexis) Thomasnet (United States)   I hope this list is a help to you,content is part of day to day life and business, it you need to find  something that requires gathering information I think this list will help you research and find answers to questions,we covered a lot of different topics.Hope this helps Until next time Take care   Pete
Dear Friend Running a successful Small business is not easy,neither is  Marketing your business,  finding new customers and clients is hard work,if it were easy no businesses would never fail. The real world does not care about your Small business,what  products you sell or services you provide until they need you,or they think they need you.Problem with that is when they do need you are you there, Marketing your business through all your channels,doing enough,have you said and done enough to build the trust of the prospect,that's the reason for creating buyers guides and free reports? Your Blog could do a lot of the heavy lifting for you and help you with marketing your business, but not by selling products but by offering advice and solutions your product and service provide. Here's the million dollar question,what are you doing to give great value with out selling your products first? Here's the million dollar answer:do enough,say enough, provide enough value in your content for FREE  that when they(the prospect) are ready or think they are ready to buy, your business or service will be  at the top of their thoughts, your that person and  that business that comes to mind.Hint (staying connected posting content using social media)Blogging..offering how to tips ect.ect.ect. When you begin the process of marketing your business and becoming known as the expert in your field(connecting with new people) it's never easy no one really cares and everyone is busy,but if your consistent and continue to deliver on the promise of great content,value, and service  you become known as the obvious choice.Online there are certain people that when they speak you listen, their stuff/content is that good and people follow and buy everything they do and promote because they bring value.You can be that person in your world. How can you become a celebrity in your prospects world when marketing your business?Unless your a good actor the movies are out,but you can create videos about your stuff/product or service and how it helps to solve your prospects problems. Writing and Blogging on the internet social media for marketing your business is the most effective way to connect with your prospects and customers, this is why I wrote the 4 steps How To Promote Your Blog.The way to get your message out is to provide value and the best way for you to get known is blogging, the ongoing written word of your company. Marketing Your Business is to being out there, meaning more than just placing ads in magazines,newspapers,TV,or Radio all old school not as effect as it once was,today people have the finale say so in what message they want to hear,with over 800 cable channels,commercial free radio and who knows how many other ways of shouting out your message,marketing your business is building a following is the most effective way to communicate your message,you do that with great content and blogging . To become the expert in your field you must provide expert advice and provide most of it for FREE that's the new economy once your prospect see's your worth listening to then and only then do you have the opportunity to be of service to them marketing your business without dropping your price or giving everything away just to make the trans action work. So what does this have to do with a blog?It's the mind set that goes into thinking about how you want to position yourself in the market place,you can be looked at as the leader/expert and people follow  your every move or your can be someone that has a person hold up a sign in front of your business and shout at cars as they drive by it's really up to you marketing your business is a decision you have to make . Blogs,Fan Pages,Twitter all new stuff to most business owners, but not so new that you should ignore them, marketing your business uses all these platforms and even  more off line stuff as well. I follow a person named Neil Patel he is a very sharp guy and puts out great content here is a link to a recent post on promoting your blog  I hope this brings more value to you world Here's the link to Niel Patels guide to Blogging http://www.quicksprout.com The content is good and he is a pretty cool guy though I don't know him personally his writing is easy and engaging go check it out I hope this brings some value to your online blogging effort,and marketing your business nothing earth shattering just common sense ideas.Adding one thing on top of another, each little step to a bigger goal brings success to your marketing your business efforts,bringing more customers to your business.There are  no easy ways it's called hard work for a reason and successful people know this that's why not many people become successful they just don't have the desire to marketing your business and learn new skills,smarter not harder kinda like chopping down a tree with a hammer you can do it but a sharp axe would be much easier... Until Next time Much success   Pete      
Hello Today is Veterans day 2011 and I want to say thank you to the men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces.Your the reason we live in  freedom, what a great country. Today we will talk about social book marking sites to increase traffic. Before we start I want to mention a very important point of view everything that we outline in these blog posts are meant to help you in your quest of finding people(social book marking sites are one way) that may be a fit for your business or your message.Help you become a person of interest,this process requires a little work and is something that if done correctly will boost your bottom line, it does not replace good customer service or making great offers for your service, or product, or delivering on your promise,that is what good businesses do,social media can't fix  bad service or a bad product or a bad offer those are a totally different conversation.Social media should be  part of your total marketing and customer relationship building  effort, having people see you, know you, like you, trust you,the way people do business now, the new economy. Using social book marking sites to increase traffic. Instead of using your book mark tab on you browser now you can use social book marking sites to save,organize,store and share links.This is a big opportunity for other bloggers/people to see what your posting/your content  and to vote on your blog/your content. Digg and Reddit submit blog post to be voted on by others,if you get enough votes,for Digg votes would mean your Dugg, get enough duggs you end up on their first page and your post is viewed by millions. I Don't Have Time For This  Unless you have someone doing this for you your probably thinking" I am busy running a business or selling a product or service", you also may see  all this to be a  big pain in the***Just think of it like  you would your diet,to stay healthy you have to exercise and eat well,do you eat perfect every meal?most of us don't, so do the best you can and the results will show over time, if you stay consistent and provide quality information/content.People will want to here what you have to say,social media is the voice of the people. Here's your list of some of the social book marking sites  start today go set up one new accountant,have your assistant do it or here's a *Tip: go to Fiverr.com and pay someone $5. they set up all these site and more .  :
  • Twitter.com (micro Blogging site)
  • Digg.com
  • Reddit.com
  • Mixx.com
  • technorati.com
  • stumbleupon.com
  • yahoo!buzz:http://buzz.yahoo.com
  • google buzz:http://www.google.com/buzz  this is being phased out as we speak being replaced by the +1
  • tweetmeme.com
  • delicious.com
  • kaboodle.com
  • Ma.gnolia
  • blinklist.com
  • coRank.com
  • slashdot.org
  • propeller.com
  • folked.com
  • Netvouz.com
  • Mister-Wong.com
Here's your call to action go to fiverr.com hire someone for $5 and have them set up all your social book marketing sites.Next go and pick (one or two sites) get used to how they work any one or two to start, the goal here is to get started none of us are good at anything when we start, none of  us like to feel inadequate big reason we procrastinate,social book marking site are just one spoke in the wheel of social media,good content is really  why you get chosen over the rest of your competition. I hope this helps you get further into your social media marketing. Please let me know how this works out for you and if there is anything I can do to help..

How To Promote Your Blog Part 2

On November 5, 2011, in Blogging, Marketing, social media, by Pete
Hello everyone In my last post  how to promote your blog I gave a 2 call to actions for  promoting your blog,#1submitting to social media directories # 2 social book marking sites. Today we will talk about # 1 submitting to social media directories,There are 2 steps to submitting to social media directories, first getting the blog listed in the directories and next getting people to vote on your content,once you have listed your blog where people can see it.   Here is the list again..
  • Technorati.com
  • Blogged.com
  • Best of the web blogs directory:blogs.botw.org/
  • BlogSearchEngine.com
  • BlogCatalog.com
  • Blogarama.com
  • The ope directory project/DMOZ(for search engine optimization):Dmoz.org
  • Pitchengine.com(to get your press releases socially submitted)
  • article marketing sites(to re purpose your blog content into articles for more visibilty)
  • Industry or subject-area directories
Part of submitting to social media directories is getting your blog ranked for content The more popular your blog is in the social media directories the higher it will appear on the page,that means more people will see what your writing about and if your content is good and people like what your writing about  you have an outstanding chance of creating a connection with new viewers, possible making them fans or followers. Everything you write will not be great and you may not get a large following quickly the idea here is the whats the  value to the reader,is the content about you or are you solving someones problems,answering a question,entertaining,or teaching new ideas.The  strategy called the 3 V's is about all that
  • Value :How will what your write improve their lives it doesn't have to be profound or over the top just creating value for the reader.
  • Values:Writing about things that are important to you and the reader connects with that
  • Voice : write like you talk ,talk to your readers about on issues you care about and that will come through in your writing.
Here's your call to action go to all the sites listed above get busy submitting to the social media directories in the list, should take about a half hour to an hour,start to schedule a blog writing day and time don't need a lot of time but be consistent, when your writing your post remember the 3 V's and you going to be amazed at how this will start to take off,it's really up to you. Hope this helps let me know what you think   Pete  
How to promote your blog,The  million dollar question,and if done correctly worth a million in new business, here's my answer... Recently received a  call from someone asking  questions about the marketing she was paying for and the results she was getting,she said we are blogging and using social media but not sure if the numbers are worth the effort?  Me being the I want to know everything person asked, what do the numbers look like?how much time are you spending and how many dollars are you getting back?They are spending a lot of time but don't know for sure how much money they earn if any?Who created that system,sounds like your business model is based on hard work and hope?Not a good business  plan so I recommended that they at the very least get in front of as many people as they can.So here is what I recommended that she do. Call To Action: Here's 2 steps that will greatly increase the number of people your in front of.Your content is for a different story for a later discussion, for now it's only about more eyes looking at you. How To Promote Your Blog Step 1 register the blog to the following sites:
  • Technorati.com
  • Blogged.com
  • Best of the web blogs directory:blogs.botw.org/
  • BlogSearchEngine.com
  • BlogCatalog.com
  • Blogarama.com
  • The ope directory project/DMOZ(for search engine optimization):Dmoz.org
  • Pitchengine.com(to get your press releases socially submitted)
  • article marketing sites(to re purpose your blog content into articles for more visibilty)
  • Industry or subject-area directories
This will get you some much needed exposure,the content still has to be good and you have to post regularly or consistently for people to start noticing you.I want to be very clear on the process there are many pieces to getting exposure this is only about your blogging so to keep it simple I am giving 2 calls to action. How To Promote You Blog Step 2: These are Social Book Marking sites get your blog listed on them.
  • Twitter.com
  • Digg.com
  • Reddit.com
  • Mixx.com
  • technorati.com
  • stumbleupon.com
  • yahoo!buzz:http://buzz.yahoo.com
  • google buzz:http://www.google.com/buzz  this is being phased out as we speak being replaced by the +1
  • tweetmeme.com
  • delicious.com
  • kaboodle.com
  • Ma.gnolia
  • blinklist.com
  • coRank.com
  • slashdot.org
  • propeller.com
  • folked.com
  • Netvouz.com
  • Mister-Wong.com
Here's your call to action don't think about this to hard just do it, go to these sites and get your blog signed up.some will take your blog, some are voting sites others vote on your posts. Get your blog post in front of as many people as your able to.Find out the how and whys later right now writing quality content or re purposing quality content is  more important than how these systems work.List building and new customers are the or should be your goals to increase your bottom line. This exercise on How To Promote Your Blog  should take you less than an a  hour, for an opportunity to increase your business by 20% in the next 12 months less than 5 years double your business. Do the math and decide if this is for you.. Hope this helps Let me know what your thinking Pete
Hello Everyone Attracting New Business using Twitter is not something new as a matter of fact it is the easiest ways to finding and engage with new and existing customers. I am constantly trying to get the best possible content available some times it's my stuff and sometimes I just post other peoples stuff never taking credit for other peoples stuff, that would be plagiarism. In this post Chris Brogan talks about Twitter and why businesses should be using this micro blogging site,along with tips on getting the best results. This is a e-maiI I receive almost daily from Chris Brogan a very sharp marketer and basically someone who has an interesting point of view,do I like or agree with all his stuff ? No of course not,Most of what he writes is worth paying attention to. Just one idea can change your whole life,just one new habit can change your health your finances why not look for new ways of doing things,it real easy to do start small just do one thing everyday  and before you know it   you have created a new habit.Start with this article and twitter just a few minutes a day could mean a break through in your business a whole new income stream,don't expect this to happen over night,it won't but over time the results could be amazing. Very easy to do,also very easy not to do. You decide..... Here's Chris Brogan Often times, people tell me, “But my customers aren’t ON Twitter.” This is probably true. Twitter still has only 140 million or so users. But that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t invite them onto Twitter as a way to communicate with your business. You might just have to help them out a little bit more than putting “Follow Us On Twitter” on the bottom of your recent marketing materials.

Your Approach to Twitter

First, make sure your approach to Twitter is that you wish to use it to both inform your customers, as well as to engage with them in between purchases. If you’re just going to do A, it’s not very useful. Tweeting out your coupon codes isn’t going to show you a huge return on effort. Keeping people interested in what you’re saying and showing them that you’re interested in what they’re saying will keep you top of mind, which translates much better into future business and repeat business, plus referrals. Make your account a picture of you or of whoever’s going to do the tweeting. If you MUST have a logo, have the logo be a little badge in the lower third of the avatar picture. We’re shooting for a human connection here. People don’t form connections with logos (though they can be brand enthusiasts). What you’re going to talk about is kind of a recipe. You talk about 50% of the time about them, your customers. You interact with them. You cheer their victories. You mention which song they talked about and that you like it or don’t. 50% is about them. 25% is about stuff pertaining to others that might be interesting to them. If your customers are runners, you point out interesting races, or new technology that you’re not selling, or new techniques. The last 25% can be about you, but hopefully, you’ll think in terms of how you equip them. How can the information you provide, even if it’s selling something, equip them to do better? That’s the big goal.

How To Invite Them

There are two ways people can participate with you on Twitter. One is very passive, and it might just be that your customers only want that. In this case, you can just explain that you use Twitter to share useful information to their interests, and that you also share company news on Twitter. You provide them the full URL of your Twitter account: http://twitter.com/petekici . In this case, you’re presuming that your customers don’t really want all the interaction we talked about above, but that they can still benefit from your updates. In the second, you help walk them into starting their own Twitter account. It’s not that hard to explain to people. You show them how to sign up at Twitter.com. You can explain that there are all kinds of interesting people to follow on Twitter. (A great service for finding people to follow is Listorious.) Show them the FUN part of using Twitter. Do your customers like Lada Gaga? Then show them where to find her. Are they into politics? Show them both sides of the aisle. My dad’s into Poker, so he follows all kinds of professional poker players. It keeps him reading and interacting. You can do the same with your customers. If you do it the second way, make sure to get their Twitter account names. Add these to your CRM, so that you can contact these folks via Twitter, so that you can add them to your list.

Find Some More People on Twitter

If your business is location-specific, go to http://search.twitter.com and put in the various ways people talk about your location. For instance, Milwaukee people often also say MKE when talking about their city. Make sure your search says “Milwaukee OR MKE” to find everyone talking. From that, pluck out the people who might also be useful to follow as prospective customers. You can do the same with search terms for what your business does. Do you sell plumbing supplies? Look for people talking about construction, building, architecture, etc. It’s slow going. No one will tell you otherwise. But there’s some opportunity in doing this legwork, at least to get a base going. Then, when you’ve started even a small community of people to follow and interact with, some organic growth will happen.

Twitter Isn’t a Chore

Twitter’s something you can fit into your business in between other things you’re doing. You don’t have to schedule off Twitter time. You just have to get into the habit of finding a little moment to add something to your stream. It gets to be a simple habit over time. It comes effortlessly, once you get the sense that people are listening (even sometimes) and that you’re adding some value.   Hope this helped Let me know what your thinking Pete Kici
Hey everyone, The new year is moving faster than the old year it's already Mid January. If your working harder and making less join the club,but it doesn't have to be that way, Most business owners, are busy working on new ideas to get more customers and trying to keep the one the have, days feel like hours and the work load Keeps increasing,it's the new economy,no need to hire new help we will scare the help we have to work harder and make them feel guilty if they don't,this may or may not be true but with jobs being hard to find, I would bet there are companies doing this. Ok I need some help, we Quick Pro Marketing has created a marketing package for small business owners that are struggling or stuck with their online marketing just not getting the results they like,This package will get you set up and see by all the search engines and most importantly connected thru all the major social media outlets..... The Package Is Called "The Local Business Profit System" Designed to get your business online marketing cranked up, getting more customers and making more profits. This Is The Offer,How much should I charge? Please tell me what this should cost and what would be fair.. HERE IS WHAT YOU GET: Submission of your business to 250 to 300 search directories Claim and set up (correctly)Google Places 5 animoto videos(screen cast) submission to 27 video sites and set up on Google Places 10 photos (images tagged with Key words)to optimize them in search Create 1 you tube channel (Basic set up) Create 1 Face book fan page(Basic set up) Create 1 Twitter account (Basic set up) Create 1 Linkedin account (Basic set up) Create 1 Word Press Blog (Basic set up) Create 1 Article describing your business and what your great at doing along with a special offer.Submitted to 28 article sites. Create 1 Gmail account (Basic set up)for your business You can reach me with your answers http://www.facebook.com/quickpromarketing Give me your thoughts on what a fair price would be,it's your opinion that will price this package your my focus group.... I would like to start offering this product soon just want a little in put. P.S.Thank you in advance Pete