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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Safe way to send thousands of promotional emails

My new partner has an email list with over 1 Million email addresses for targeted traffic (no spam... only genuine subscribers from his last startup ) But now I have a problem.. how can I sent an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get the word out about my site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? This has plagued me for a long time now. I just can't seem to grasp internet marketing very well. I recently started a website ...
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How to extend syndication of my site [closed]

Currently I am using feedburner, technorati, webmaster tools from google, and updating my RSS to twitter & facebook (via twitterfeed). However, I would like to lay out all of the syndication tools ...
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Free Website Marketing & Backlinks? [closed]

What are some good places to advertise my websites for free? I've already submitted them to Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Now, I am looking for some places I can create legitimate backlinks. Does ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I need some suggestion: Starting a portal for a local medical community

There is a Medical Community in our town that I would like to approach to build a web portal for them. It could be free or they could pay me for it. Honestly, I'm really after of the community that ...
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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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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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SEO Keywords Blogging in Company Site

I have a question about how to develop SEO contents based on keywords. Let's say I have 10 keywords I want to rank so I began writing articles for those 10 keywords on my blog. However, there is only ...
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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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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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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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Why do some large companies use a different domain for sending emails?

I've received notifications and newsletters from Microsoft and Facebook in the past and noticed that both emails came not from an address such as something@facebook.com or something@microsoft.com. ...
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How do you promote your blog or website? [closed]

I tend to get (what I think are good ideas) and I go out and either build software/websites from scratch or use an existing software/tool such as wordpress. But when I'm done, and even though I get a ...
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Does anyone know any good resources for learning how to market a web app?

I'm a developer first and foremost. I write web apps but have a hard time generating traffic and converting potential users once I've released my product into the wild. I know I need to learn more ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How effectively to promote\publicize my web application?

I have just finished the development of my application. Now I would like to promote\publicize that (I have no money!). What are techniques most commonly used to do that on the web? And the most ...