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Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to advertising and marketing efforts that use the Web and email to drive direct sales via electronic commerce, in addition to sales leads from Web sites or emails. Specialized areas of Internet marketing can also be broken down into more specialized areas such as Web marketing (, email marketing and social media marketing.

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Problems with the Etsy Platform, recently...

I have a friend who was doing well for years on Etsy, selling crafts and keeping busy, with a work backlog that was quite dependable. But then it shut off, like a light-switch.

And others I know who depend on Etsy also seem to have the volume of business shot off.

Is this a known problem?

Was there, perhaps, a software change that caused a problem that can be rectified?

Please give me as much information as you have to help me see if there is anything that can be done.


Thanks!
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Free Tool: Path Explorer
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Looking for a Real Estate sales database

It would be pretty cool to find a database of property sales over the last 10 years (for example) in a certain city, and with the address listed.

Does such a DB exist?

I would need to get access to it so I can query it, not just do a single lookup on a website.

Thanks
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What is the best time length for an online seminar?

I plan to give a live seminar that I expect will take up the morning, perhaps from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

But I want to offer this via the web also. It will be live, but wonder if people have different expectations for webinars?

I have been told it should be no longer than 2 hours. But this would force me to make a shorter version of the seminar, and I wold need to take out important information.

What are your thoughts about the length and if I really should reduce the amount of content?

Or, if I take breaks and let people stretch, is three hours of sitting about the same, regardless of where it is?

Thanks
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The more you yourself learn about multi-level marketing, the more the chances of you accomplishing great heights and success for earning some good extra bucks for the future of the family.
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SendBlaster 4
Perform mass mailouts without the need to subscribe to an online service. This review explains the author's experiences of several years with the software being reviewed and discusses some of the benefits of using it as opposed to online services.
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Content
The list of reasons why every serious business out there needs a content marketing strategy goes on. In this day and age, people are searching for content more than ever. Establish yourself as a trusted provider of content and it will reward you for years to come.
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Nothing can be perfect in this universe and Multi-Level Marketing is no exception to it. MLM Business may look like a promising business model and no doubt it is gaining popularity in the market, but the fact that it brings a sense of fear with it is not hidden from anyone.
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With the whole world putting Facebook under a microscope for their advertising platform practices, have you ever taken a look at the information being used to target you?

https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences

The "Advertisers you've interacted with" tab can be pretty eye opening...
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by:Anthony Pangilinan
@Lucas - Ok so I'm just not trippin because I understand Internets. That's what I thought.
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I'm just not trippin because I understand Internets
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           I am interested in uploading resumes and cover letters for other people to LinkedIn.  Seeing that I am new to this social media platform, I am wondering what steps would be necessary to accomplish this goal.   A link to a video illustration would be perfect.

           Thank you

           George
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Can anyone recommend a free or almost-free Keyword analysis tool?
Every year or two I want to do a little keyword/phrase research for SEO purposes.
I used to use Google's Keyword Tool but can't seem to find it.
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

I need suggestions for companies that host websites along with email pop accounts. Features I must have are:
1. 7/24/365 telephone support.
2. "Handholding" to transfer my small present website and all the email accounts that are associated with my domain name.
3. The host company must allow Filezilla to ftp information to my new site.
4. Ability of the host company to realize that not all people are internet experts and willing to provide information to utilize their services without exhibiting a demeaning attitude when I don't know the answer to a particular question or situation.
5. NO extra charge for additional email accounts. Go daddy seemed like the perfect answer to my requirements but then advised me of a ten dollar charge each year for each email address! I use 20+ email addresses to sort out who is responsible for spamming me then just simply delete that account and establish more email accounts.
6. The reason for all this is that I was with IXwebhosting and they sold my account to another organization that cannot or  will not answer simple questions directly and now have NO phone support. No phone support does not work for me.  I spent 90 minutes on chat simply to get my account unlocked and a transfer code provided to me to switch companies.

Suggestions Experts?
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Google is promoting a new tool they've created for publishers, which appears to be a paywall service for ad-block users:
https://www.blog.google/topics/ads/helping-publishers-recover-lost-revenue-ad-blocking/

One of the more strict settings they support is essentially a hybrid of the WSJ model:
a message that blocks access to content until the visitor chooses to allow ads on the site, or to pay to access the content with either the site’s proprietary subscription service or a pass that removes all ads on that site through Google Contributor.

Here's the site dedicated to this service:
https://contributor.google.com/v/beta
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Wow.
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Not bad at all
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Getting started with EventBrite

I am new to the web seminar business and need to rely on proven platforms for max guidance, so I cam spend my time prepping my seminar.

Has anyone used EventBrite for ticket sales?

Promotion?

Organizing event schedules and attendee lists?

 would be happy to hear from you and perhaps with some guidance about the steps I need to take.

Thanks
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Quickly getting sales for my in-person tours of Boston

I have a tour planned to provide an in-person view of some shocking discoveries I have revealed in my book. And I need to find quick ways to sell tickets.

Topics are very juicy... 9/11 and Boston architecture which heralded in the attacks, BEFORE 2001.

I would consider old-fashioned methods, like having someone hand out brochures in busy places. Advertising in publications, but that takes time to get established.


But I suspect the high-tech options are more scalable and cheaper.

I MAY use EventBrite to sell tickets since I want people to be able to buy tickets on their mobile devices, and really do not want ti reprograms my WordPress site, just to have a sub-optimal solution.

I will eventually need a FaceBook page, to help spread referrals. But I would consider prioritizing that Facebook page if that were to be the prime way to promote the tours.

What kinds of things should I consider when making my decision about how to promote and manage my tours?

Thanks
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PayPal and/or Square?

I have a merchant PayPal account and a PayPal card swiper. And I am about to start offering in-person tours where I want to accept cash-less payments.

I need to accept as many payment methods as possible, and hopefully turn away no one.

Can I use PayPal to process credit cards without requiring someone to log onto their PayPal account?

Does PayPal accept AMEX and Discover?

If I purchased the EMV Chip Reader from PayPal, is there any reason to use SQUARE?

On a second note...

Does SQUARE offer a lower discount rate than PayPal?

I would consider using both PayPal and SQUARE if they have complementing services.

Thanks
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We have a client that wants to start getting involved in social network having presence in Tweeter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.  Not only posting its business “news” or “new product” but articles of interest that come upon on a daily bases or even re-post articules or contents from other business partners, etc.

Besides the fact the client wants to know what  is the best way to start, one concern is posting data.  That  is comments, pictures, etc.  

We want to know how to go about posting an issue through all these social networks.  

For example, we found an artificial intelligence topic interesting and wanted to post it.  We download the article, download some images, prepare it and posted to Facebook.  How do the user go about  to modify contents prior posting to all Tweeter Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Pinterest? Or is there a way that the user can creat a “template” and then post them to all?
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I want to create a website for my online retail store (medium to large inventory) and I am greatly considering Shopify. Can anyone here share their experience with Shopify? What are the pros and cons? I've spoken to a representative and found many pros. However, I would love to hear from people who have used it.

Additionally, how easy are their templates to modify? I have front-end experience but it's very basic and I also don't want to spend a lot of time coding. I'm looking to modify colors, fonts, buttons, pretty much everything on the front-end. Are there any templates you recommend?
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Need to charge by the minute for online seminars

I have a subject which is super captivating...but so new, people may fear spending money up front for a ticket to my inline seminar.

I'd like to find a way to "charge by the minute".

When they cut out, their bill is calculated.

There could be the first five minutes free, for example.

Does this exist??

Thanks.
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Need to launch a nationwide speaking tour but need a plan involving Social Media Marketing

I have a timely book whose message needs to be heard by the world, ASAP. And I hope to start a tour going from Boston to New York City, then on to Washington, the general routes of the carnage on 9/11/2001. I want book signings at various book sellers, some small free presentations at locations where I would get a warm audience and live presentations where I will sell tickets. It's the ticket sales which will be paying my travel costs, I think, rather than the books sales.

So, I look to my ability to schedule online presentations at no cost as the way to generate the traction I can use as I start to book physical speaking engagements.

For example, I am thinking about using online presentations like a Ted Talk, or even crowd funding to get it going.

You can see, my book topic is like none other, and has wide appeal, given it contains the secrets of secret societies, hidden in plain sight. And it proves there is much we do not know about America's history of massacres, on the occult date of 9/11 (September 11th in America and November 9th in Hitler's Germany)

https://www.amazon.com/Fortress-Harvard-ThinkTank-Royal-Revenge-ebook/dp/B077ZS8XJ7/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513561863&sr=8-2&keywords=fortress+harvard

What is involved with making a Ted Talk?
What can you tel me about Crowd Funding?

I WILL use someone like GoFundMe. The 5% is NOT AN ISSUE for me.

I want quick…
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Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server
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Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

Hi, I wonder if I could get a little advice with regards to the direction I should go with my website please. I'm an independant Windows software developer and I'm about to release a major upgrade of my one of my softwares "The DataSurgeon" (www.thedatasurgeon.net). Up till now, sales have been pretty thin, partly I suppose because marketing is not my strength, and also being a one-man show - I don't have a lot of time for it while trying to simultaneously do software development. Partly too, is that the software itself is sort of a multi-purpose package and I find it hard to explain it in a succinct, brief and "punchy" way (hence the reason why my current site is so wordy). It's a unique and specialized software for people who work with very large raw data files (ie. data warehouse, data archivists, IT back office people, contact list vendors/brokers, etc). It lets them (1) Easily do complex queries at a very low character-level (2) Modify/fix those found matches (3) Perform tallies and aggregates on the matches found. In effect, it does things easily that normally one would need to hire a programmer to accomplish - I guess that's my best angle here. I really don't know what to compare it to other than an easy to use "regex engine" or "grep software" without the learning curve. And again, it's much more than that.

Anyway, the existing format/layout of my website is clearly not hitting homeruns. I realize the current capture page is not the best and fanciest thing going, …
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In the past week I had two clients that a spam email was send out from their email to all their contacts. Thy wanted to notify all their contacts that this was a spam and not open or reply, just delete.

The simple way would be, sending out an email to all their contacts, but when google seas such kind of activity from one email sending out to this many email addresses it will mark it as spam or block it.

What I did, I export all contacts and was looking for a company that will not charge monthly since I don’t need a monthly plan [have no issue to pay on the project], most company’s I googled charge monthly at it’s designed for marketing project. I found a company sendpulse.com which gives up to 2500 emails free. But 1- most email landed in spam 2- it’s difficult to use it for such type of task, it’s designed for marketing with lot of fields to fill out, make the work complicated and slows the process. And in  this case we need quick and simple action.

I am sure there is a quick and efficient way to handle such cases, any advice?
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Elon Musk is on a roll. Telsa and SpaceX deleted their company Facebook pages after #DeleteFacebook started trending. Who's next?
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FYI if you post to Twitter
Starting tomorrow, Twitter will no longer allow you to post the same message to multiple accounts simultaneously. Twitter developers explained on their blog this change is to ensure Twitter is free from spam. This change may be due in part to all the issues Facebook has been seeing with spam and "fake news". Will this help Twitter or should this have just been in place all along?
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by:Lucas Bishop
This change may be due in part to all the issues Facebook has been seeing with spam and "fake news".

Twitter's fake news issue is much larger than Facebook's, thanks to the anonymous nature of their platform.

Twitter is just now giving some transparency to users, by publishing guidelines for how-to not get your account purged as a bot. Last month they purged a ton of bots and a lot of 'real' accounts were caught in the cross-fire:
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/21/17032798/twitter-russian-bot-purge-conservative-complaint

These mass bot purges are becoming commonplace:
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/twitter-suspends-army-of-fake-accounts-after-trump-thanks-propaganda-bot-for-supporting-him/

Twitter is plagued with bots. Apparently a common thing bots do is post the same thing over and over. Now if you are programming a bot, you know not to do that.
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by:ABBY Hill
Nowadays spamming is growing so much on social media. It could be a best move to fight the spam
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With all the recent news about Facebook's data being leveraged by Cambridge Analytica for political persuasion I felt it a good time to resurface this story from about 4 years ago. If you are unfamiliar with some of the targeting methods in Facebook it's both a funny and insightful read.

"Pranking my roommate with targeted Facebook Ads"
http://ghostinfluence.com/the-ultimate-retaliation-pranking-my-roommate-with-targeted-facebook-ads/

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by:Juana Villa
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Cool article! Thanks for sharing :)
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Need to create a Nook version of my book

I have my soft-cover book selling at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and I also have a Kindle version.

I was shielded from the complexity of creating Kindle by Amazon's automation. So, how do I make a Nook version?

I use Word Mac 16.11.1 but can also upload a PDF.

I got only B&N via Ingram Spark. Do I use Ingram Spark to create a Nook version?

Also, I sell my Kindle version for $9.99 and was told I get about a 65% royalty, so long as I give an exclusive for 90 days on digital content. Will making a Nook version put me at risk with Amazon?

Thanks
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Internet Marketing

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Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to advertising and marketing efforts that use the Web and email to drive direct sales via electronic commerce, in addition to sales leads from Web sites or emails. Specialized areas of Internet marketing can also be broken down into more specialized areas such as Web marketing (, email marketing and social media marketing.