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October Newsletter and New Blog at

I have a new Blog and re-started my Newsletter at Check it out and leave me a message.

Here is a sample of what’s in my Newsletter this month: From Marketing Profs, an article by Sandra Rand about Three New Ways to Market Your Small Business

Many small-business owners have only enough time to approach marketing as a one-time deal, or they view it as a responsibility that can be tended to once in a while. Running your small business is an arduous labor of love, but promoting your company continually and with new, targeted efforts is necessary to connect with new customers and stay top-of-mind with current ones.

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June Newsletter Includes News on FaceBook, Affiliate Solutions, Video Essential and Much More

Don’t miss great articles and resources including:

Facebook Introduces Tagging of Items Shown on Photographs
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New and Top-Tier Solutions in Affiliate Software
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Volkswagen Launches the New GTI Using iPhone App as its Main Promotion Channel
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Video Essentials: A 5 Minutes Tutorial on what Everyone Must Know About Videos Online
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Plan for the Social Buyer Before it is Too Late
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Google Introduces ProtoRPC
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Six “Must Know” Oracle Commands
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I also have some important White Papers from IBM, Comscore, Adobe and much more including:

Digital Marketing Trends Survey – 2011

US Internet Stats for Q4 2010 (Comscore)

CMOS Online Brand

Userlytics’ User Behavior

eMail Institute 2011 Spring Lookout

Benefit of Cloud Computing (IBM)

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Video for ‘Net Success

In this month’s newsletter: “Video for ‘Net Success – Marketing & Measurement!” Video are growing with leaps and bounds as a marketing vehicle. However, are we using them optimally? Check out EnContext Video embedded ad system as well – Also check out our own solution that features ads embedded on video frames at

Plan Your Internet Success – Part 13: Paid and Free Listings

13. Paid and Free Listings

Some people may tell you that it is worth listing yourself in the Yahoo! directory, Yellow Pages, or one of the directories that charge a fee for listing your Web site. I am frankly not a big fan of these directories, but I must admit that in some instances I’ve seen some good things coming out of a listing on the Yahoo! directory. As a result, this is the only fee directory that I always consider when listing a Web site. It’s not cheap at close to $300 per year, but it may be worth it for a new Web site.

As far as free listings, there is one directory that you must submit to and that is dmoz. Dmoz is managed by humans, who are supposed to review and select the best site within a category. Unfortunately, there have been reports of editors who give preferential treatment to their buddies at the expense of other sites that may be better suited for a given listing. I am not sure how widespread this is, but I still think that dmoz is one of the best listings you can get. Make sure that you find the right category and sub-category, since dmoz offers many and is a real maze when it comes to finding your way around.

As for the other free listings, there are hundreds of directories. Some are legitimate and offer some value. Some are not so legitimate; since they are designed to sell you something (they should not be confused with FFA (Free for All).

Regardless, these directories have their value and you can find services that offer to list your site to as many as 2500 or 3000 directories for as little as $50 or $60. The submissions are legitimate (I use such a service and receive very detailed submission reports), but the results vary greatly depending on time of submission, your placement when your Web site was submitted, etc.

Listings on Paid Directories ($299) ($99.95) ($69) (also free listing)

Listings for All Other Directories: A Sample List

There are too many to list (around 3,000 as mentioned above), so if you need a referral or help with this, send me an email and I’ll give you a list or help you submit to those free directories.

To read the complete manuscript go to my website

Newsletter – Headlights on The Net

This is the first installment of my new monthly newsletter.  I call it “Headlights on the Net” and, as you may have guessed, it incorporates news, facts, stats and events that I believe are worth noting on the Net.

Here are some highlights:

comScore Reports Global Search Market Growth of 46 Percent in 2009
Social media is finally about the media
How video can dominate advertising offers a web template to affiliates
Abercrombie & Fitch unveils transactional mobile site and sexy new app
Bargain-Hunting Consumers Choose Print Ads over Online
Email Makeover: 7 Email Optimization Tactics to Boost Revenue
Video Discovery Is Important! Optimize Video Description Tags A Must Process!
Behavioral Targeting and A/B Testing

Check it out on my site at