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Lose The Bounce with a Web Presenter

One of the worst feelings that can creep over a webmaster is logging on to their analytics page and seeing 1000 visits in 24 hours — with 984 bounces. A bounce, in this context, means a visitor who came to your webpage, stayed for less than ten seconds, and vanished without following a link away (usually by closing the window that was open to the page.)

Bounces are bad, because they tell you that something about your site is fundamentally flawed. It might be that you accidentally linked a forum post about the latest MLS game to your site about fly fishing, but more likely there’s something about your site that people are instinctively distrusting.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do about it, one of which is to have a web presenter made for your site. A web presenter is nothing more than a pop-up video of a live person that talks your visitor about your business and your site. In some cases, they can be extraordinarily distracting (this is particularly true on modern adult sites) or annoying (if the ‘close’ button is particularly hard to find.) But that doesn’t need to be the truth.

Assuming you can avoid an irritating web presenter, you’ll find that having one reduces your bounce rate significantly. After all, a surfer who came to your site of his or her own volition had a reason to be there — they just decided against it. If you can capture their attention with a web presenter, you can get them past that initial reaction and get them interested again.

It works because of two factors. First, a web presenter has a voice, and it’s a lot harder to walk away from someone you believe is talking to you than it is to click away from a website. Second, the presenter will load and start talking while the surfer is still deciding whether to bounce or not, so having the presenter start with an intriguing or controversial statement can quelch the bounce reflex in it’s tracks.

All that you have to do is make sure that once they’ve decided to stay, they’ll go on to make you some money. We suggest targeted Email marketing.

Need Money? Got a Website? SEO Turns Websites Into Money.

There’s a set of tools out there for everyone who wants to turn a profit with their website: SEO. Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is an umbrella term for any technique or system used to cause a website to rank more highly in the results pages for specific keywords.

For example, let’s say your website is all about Venezuelan Criollo cocoa beans and the chocolate that’s made from them. You might be on the 4th page of Google if you search for “Venezuelan chocolate”, the 2nd page for “Criollo beans”, and the 23rd page for “Criollo chocolate”.

Anything that you can do to improve any of those ‘Xth’s up there falls under the desmesnes of SEO. Follow a variety of SEO techniques (on-page, off-page, backlink building are the categories, but there are a lot of specific items within each category. For example, on-page SEO means writing copy with an eye toward keyword density; it means watching the contents of your metatags, and it means adhereing to the customer-oriented philosophy of the latest Google requirements.

The result of a few months’ SEO work is the eventual ascension of your website onto the first page of Google for some of your choicest keywords. That, in turn, will cause an explosion of traffic to your site, which you can then turn into money using a variety of techniques from AdSense to affiliate sales to selling, say, Criollo cocoa beans through the mail.

Without traffic, you have no visitors to monetize. Without SEO, you can’t get respectable levels of traffic — unless you replace SEO with some other traffic system, all of which require significant upfront investment (advertising) and/or have a profound potential to fail and cost you a load of money with no real benefit (pay per click marketing).

So website owners who want to turn their sites into cash are left with two options: spend money getting professional <a href="There's a set of tools out there for everyone who wants to turn a profit with their organic SEO performed by a respectable SEO company, or do it themselves. Either way will eventually work (assuming in the latter case they do it right), but the point is that if you want to make money on your site, get to know SEO — it’s how websites turn into money.

There is No Substitute for Custom Blog Creation and Regular Blog Posting

There are a lot of parts of a typical SEO campaign that are kind of replacable. You could, for example, get backlinks through social bookmarking instead of by directory submission. But custom blog creation followed up by regular blog posting — there’s nothing that can replace that.

Custom blog creation is unique because it has an effect on your web presence that nothing else can achieve. In fact, it has a few of them.

First, a custom made blog that you post regularly to gives your website continuous content. The search engines love new content, and with regular blog posting, you’re giving it to them. Assuming your blog is hosted on the same domain as your main content, every new blog post will give your landing page a bit of it’s ‘new content juice’ and keep your landing page higher in the rankings.

Second, a custom blog allows you to control your internal linking structure, which is a complex way of saying you can use it to tell the search engines which keywords to hook to which page. If, for example, you have a landing page about poisonous mushrooms and another about magic mushrooms, you can use a blog to link several keywords related to poisonous mushrooms to the poisonous page. Then, the search engines will see, “hey, all of the poison-related keywords go here…so should we!”.

Third, every blog post offers you a chance to expand your sales funnel. Write the blog entries well, and other people will link to them — and thus, to your website. This is why many businesses go out of their way to create particularly attitude-laden blog posts — because a funky outlook can make people more inclined to link to you.

Finally, blogs are a top-tier method to perform reputation management. Because every blog post is you — your story, your knowledge, your expertise — every time you put something out there, you’re giving your potential customers further evidence that you’re the person they should turn to for all of their (for example) mushroom-related needs.

Using a Press Release Service to Get The Word Out

There are two distinct parts to getting a press release out there. First, you need to have someone who is very skilled in writing them — to write them. That’s because so many press releases hit the aggregation sites every day that any given one of them has to be exceptional in order to get any attention at all.

But equally importantly, you need a press release service to disseminate your press release to as many different outlets as possible. Not only is it slow, repetitive work to try to submit a press release to a dozen different sites, but chances are you don’t know as many relevant sites as a press release service does. The more sites a press release is passed along to, the better the chances that some journalist somewhere will pick it up and run with — and the more backlinks it will earn.

But that’s far from everything. Check out some of the other reasons why you should use a press release service:

  • A talented press release service will do basic SEO to your press release before they submit it, making sure it has the potential to rank well for business-relevant keywords.
  • Between the plethora of sites they’ll submit to and the chance that the release will rank well for some decently-searched keywords due to their organic SEO efforts, a press release service will dramatically improve the traffic driving power of any given press release.
  • Any decent press release service will make sure your story gets indexed on Google News, Yahoo News, Bing News, and so forth. That’s a very challenging task to accomplish on your own, and it’s worth it’s own small wave of traffic.
  • Such a service will also make sure to have an RSS-friendly version of your press release available, adding an entirely different substrata of news readers who stick entirely to RSS feeds available to you.
  • Finally, though this is admittedly a longshot, using a press release service dramatically enhances your chances of getting picked up and played by a major news source. It goes from “winning the lottery” to “being the seventh caller”. Still not terribly likely, but hey — every chance at that kind of exposure is one you want to take.