Questions relating to Webmasters using various Marketing methods to promote their online website(s).

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Online Marketing company want me to share my Google Account login details? Is this normal practice?

We are a small business and use "Google Apps for Work" and my google apps account was used to set up the business's "Google My Business" and related Google+ pages We have now engaged an online ...
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Which are the priority online mediums for local businesses? Is Google Adwords appropriate for Local Business marketing?

We received a promotion offer from Google Adwords to tempt us to try the AdWords service (spend at least 25 in the next few months and get 75 credit). But this is a small local business that is only ...
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Domain name change but search for <new-name> doesn't show

I've moved a our domain from oldname.com to newdomain.com 35days ago. newname is a relatively unique word, and still for some reason searches for newname doesn't show up in search results. Instead ...
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How can I track referrals from offline materials using Google Analytics?

My client is about to issue a bundle of offline materials (leaflets, posters, etc...) for distribution to various places for PR and marketing purposes. They've asked us to create a number of special ...
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What is the role of SEO for a new website compared to other marketing strategies?

I am going to create new website and trying to earn money with it. I am little confused. Will proper SEO will help get high traffic levels for the site? Will it also help the site earn money? ...
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What does “selling traffic” mean?

I've been told that a marketing team want to "sell the traffic" of a website rather than sell adverts on the site. A Google wasn't very successful as to what this means. I thought perhaps it just ...
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For Facebook advertising, should I spend money on ads or promoting posts? [closed]

I am working with a start up that has relatively few (~600) likes for their Facebook page. The end goal is to get people using the startup's site regularly. I realize a potent way to get people to ...
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Does it matter if I market good-keyword.com or companyname.com?

Let's say I offer a service that I call "Small business booster”. I have purchased the equivalent of smallbusinessbooster.com (and a bunch of synonyms and misspellings). I have also managed to ...
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How to motivate visitors to comment

At first I must apologize, because I am not sure if this question is valid for webmasters topic. I deal with the problem as being webmaster, however, i think this question is more related with ...
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So I just got a Pottery Barn email that required I call the store to be removed [closed]

About a year ago, I bought a Pottery Barn Kids gift for my nephew's baby shower and last night, I got a marketing email in my box. I hadn't seen this technique before. As far as I know, it doesn't ...
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View the campaign terms for only a specific medium In Google Analytics

I'm using the utm_term parameter for links in my email campaigns. I'd like to filter out the parameter from my master profiles. That is, removing utm_term=keyword for visits with utm_medium=email, so ...
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what should I do if I cannot find a person who asks to unsubscribe in my mailing list?

One of our customers asks us to send out marketing mail. We manage their subscriber list in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and use a remote desktop tool to send the mails through their network via the ...
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Google PPC hugely different cost estimates

I am new to Adwords, and have set up my first campaign. With the keyword planning tool, it suggests that for a bidding price of ZAR 0.14 (about USD 0.01) I can get 70 clicks a day for the keywords ...
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Google Universal Analytics - Campaign ID

In the Google Universal Analytics doc, they show a parameter called Campaign ID. The problem is that there is no other information about the use and the interest of this parameter. Indeed, all other ...
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How do yelp and google business collect information about businesses?

Do they work with some governmental sources ? Do they only use the information sent by business owners themselves ? Do they scrap the web to collect these information ? Do they have employees that ...
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Parallax landing pages and the affect on SEO

Are there any unique concerns which need to be addressed to optimize SEO in a parallax scroll landing page? Page will initially load from the bottom and scroll upwards through 5 sections which ...
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What domain structure is best for a forum according to SEO? [duplicate]

I am running a website with PR2. On that site, I'd like to create a forum. For the domain structure I could either use: www.forums.yourdomain.com www.yourdomain.com/forums According to SEO, what ...
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Abandoning high ranking website but using URL for SEO benefits

I have two websites. A pet products (e.g. petsite.com) website and a dog products (e.g. dogsite.com) website. Petsite runs on Prestashop and Dogsite runs on EKMPowershop. All the goods sold on ...
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Attract visitors to a website in it's begining with empty content

I am creating a customer to business website directory for my country, very similar to the way Yelp operates where people and businesses can add their company information. The website will have the ...
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Google Dynamic Remarketing Excessive View Thru Conversions

We run several ecommerce sites that we had previously set up with tag-based remarketing. We created a new dynamic remarketing campaign and only tagged the product page to see how dynamically created ...
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Google AdWords vouchers - can I use several of them?

I have a website for example www.site.com, I got also a Google AdWords account, and I got some vouchers from many of my friends around the world. Now I'm wondering if I can use all these vouchers to ...
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Website blog, within website or separate? [duplicate]

I run a web development firm and a hosting company and we are launching new blogs for each company. Should we launch our blog within our sites (like domain.com/blog) or should it be a stand-alone ...
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Visitors are coming on the site but are not submitting questions for my Q&A site [closed]

Here is my site http://starsQA.com, it's purpose is that it is has stars(actors, actresses, singers, authors) and that the fans(people who like the stars) send in questions for their fav star and they ...
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FDA compliant online-marketing of products in the US

For a US site we have to market products for the research market. These products are helpful in medical applications but do not meet FDA requirements. Is a general disclaimer on the site sufficient to ...
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Google Analytics: Track user from opening email to following link to finishing form

We track the opening of our marketing emails by using the utm.gif image which works well. But, we would like to see how many users go from opening the email, to clicking a link within the email and ...
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Marketing a comics and artwork website [closed]

I've recently launched a comics website, Hitting Trees with Sticks, but am having trouble getting it off the ground. I've seen other similar "marketing how-to's" questions, but none geared torwards a ...
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How to track lead/conversion origins

I've had a problem a couple times recently: a user has signed up for my product (http://sniphq.com) but I don't know exactly how the user found my site. Is there a way, perhaps through Google ...
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Taking advantage of a portfolio of quality domain names [closed]

I own about 20 quality domain names (brandable/memorable, letters only .com) that include keywords relating to my web site. Most of them were purchased during the process of selecting a brand. What ...
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How do I know my email open rate?

I saw some people saying their newsletter has X open-rate. How can I know this thing?
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Sending a small number of targeted emails, is it spamming?

I have a directory website and I want to send focused emails, a small amount, less than 50 a month, to some of the businesses on my directory that get many visitors. The intention is to let them know ...
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How does Wikipedia's SEO work?

I'm currently developing an app for Android and iOS and of course I'm thinking about the best ways to market it. Last night I Googled somebody else's app and the third link in was a Wikipedia page ...
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Does e-commerce platform matter for branding

The place I work is now looking into developing a new e-commerce site on the Magento platform. Magento will fill all of our needs. I was just wondering if it is in anyway unprofessional doing it this ...
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Track sales and commission with third-party tool

I have a clothing website where I link to various clothing retailers. I have reached an agreement with one of the retailers whereby they will pay a commission to us for every sale they make from ...
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As an affiliate, how do you know if a sale is made?

I want to start doing affiliate marketing on a blog. Now I have someone who wants to advertise who has contacted me. How do I know if he has made a sale to a user who came through my website? Is ...
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lead capture apps

I'd like to build a lead capture website, where a visitor is required to enter their name and email address in order to receive a free report for download. Do you know of an app which will let me ...
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what is a squeeze page?

I've been reading a marketing book which suggests building a squeeze page to build an email list. Does this mean one of those long sales letter type pages with crumby styling? I'm assuming the ...
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Choosing a subject to create a site for [closed]

For 6 years I'm working as web developer and I would like to finally create my own site. I thought I have everything needed: programming and administration skills, found a good designer, own servers ...
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How to spot a good social media marketer [closed]

It's a bit subjective but helpful and on-topic IMO, mayebe should be made community wiki I've been in contact with some guest bloggers lately which are interested in publishing posts on my website's ...
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Advice On Price Comparison Affiliate Programs [closed]

I want a price comparison feature on my site similar to Consumer Reports' "Price & Shop" section. They use PriceGrabber.com, but as far as I can tell they have a special deal with CR, so I can't ...
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Approx 52% of Google SERP clicks goes to slots 1-10, but where do the other 48% go?

I have been pouring over some various figures whilst putting together CTR / cost / earning calculations for ad runs I'm about to start, however I've been missing some, of what I think are, key base ...
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Facebook like in business model

I have a website "www.example.com" and a Facebook page for www.facebook.com/example/123456 My website need active users. Now in my website I would like a like button, now the question is: From a ...
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How to save money on AdWords?

Currently I am spending quite a lot on Google AdWord for search campaign, I am looking at methods to save money while maintaining the clicks. I have tried to switch from automatic pricing to manual ...
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Force Social Marketing for users

We offer weekly deals in our website. We would like to engage a social experience by offering bigger discounts if a user invites 3 his/her friends to the site. I wonder if there are special services ...
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Interspire Email Marketer Configuration [closed]

I'm trying to set up Interspire's Email Marketer for a client. I have a working configuration of it on the VPS but this one is having issues! I have transferred it from their old server and setup the ...
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Attracting publishers to an in-house affiliate program

The cost to enter affiliate networks can be prohibitive for (cash-strapped) small business, particularly if they are simply testing the waters of an affiliate program. If such a company wanted to run ...
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Multiple Businesses at The Same Physical Address - SEO / Google Places

I was wondering what kind if there would be any negative effects to have multiple businesses having the exact same physical address on their website. Currently we have five businesses at the exact ...
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What free website system do you recommend to promote intepretation/translation services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I am a business interpreter based in Hangzhou,China. I am considering to mount an independent website to promote my ...
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Strategy to prevent spammers from taking advantage of “Invite by email” feature?

We are developing a web application, and we would like to make it very easy and effective for our users to invite their friends, family and colleagues to view and interact with their content on the ...
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Where can I find cheap domains for sale?

I have been settling on the .biz namespace for some time because I cannot find any available .com's. However, I run a computer repair business and someone tried to sell me motherboardrepair.com for ...
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How can I let the Open Source community know about a project that may help them?

I created a web app/service that I think can really help a lot of open source projects by giving them a free Q&A site. How can I let "them" (the projects creators) know that the service exists ...