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2011 holiday shopping trend

The Holiday shopping idea is not a very popular topic these days with the typical consumer, but most retailers have been spending a fair amount of time planning ways to get the consumers to spend more in their store.

You can certainly look at the 2011 Holiday Trend Report which features key findings from the 2010 holiday shopping season.  Here are some of the key findings below:

  • Retail sales peaked in week 51 (the week before Christmas day) and then fell the next week
  • Online sales peaked the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day of the season
  • Social media was a key driver of sales on Thanksgiving Day
  • Consumers used their mobile devices for website reviews, promotions and price checking
  • The week of Black Friday had the highest email open rates for the second year in a row, and
  • In 2009 and 2010, the words “Shipping”, “Free” and “Gift” were used often in subject lines, but didn’t seem to drive opens.

So as an online e-commerce retailer, what should you do?

The overall consensus is to start early and consider the following in preparation to this year Holiday shopping:

  • The role social media played in early holiday sales.  Make use of your Facebook account and Twitter account to spread news about special offers and perfect gifts for loved ones.
  • The significant role mobile devices played through the holiday season.  Send text messages to all your contacts with links back to your site along with ongoing notifications of special offers on your site.
  • The fact that consumers focus more on discount offers rather than free shipping which they have come to expect.  Lowering your prices rather than offering free shipping seems to be favorable these days.
  • Being prepared for Black Friday volume and open rates, and
  • Make sure your Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails stand out from the crowd.  This applies if you are sending emails to your members or potential new buyers through an auto-responder such as aweber.
  • Of course keep posting products from your site on as many shopping comparison websites as you can.  The more the better, especially knowing that there are many free ones out there.

I hope these recommendations will help you with a great 2011 Holiday for your business.

Free marketing tips for the small business owner

Watch this video taken from Mr. Andrew Lock’s video archive.  This is a nice episode that includes free marketing tips for the small business owners.  You can certainly apply these concepts to your own business.

Andrew’s humor makes it fun to watch his videos.  This episode features idiotic ideas related to marketing proposed by one of the UK contestant on the TV show The Apprentice.

Hope you enjoy this video

Is your website getting the traffic it deserves?

Ok, so you’ve got a fantastic set of products ready to sell and you have an excellently designed website and your sales pitch is spot on. You throw open your doors (figuratively. This is the internet.) and await the stampeding crowd…

You wait… and you wait… and you wait…

Meanwhile your competitor next door is doing a roaring trade, with people queueing up down the street. (Again, figuratively.) What are they doing that you’re not?

The trick is search engine optimization — showing the search engines that you have what people are looking for.

Traffic Travis is a free software that brings the tools of the successful online entrepreneur to your desktop. Why pay a marketing company thousands of dollars to optimize your website when you can learn the tricks yourself without spending a bean?

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And they’ll be beating your door down in no time!

Learn how to drive easy traffic to your website with Videos


online video training kitOnline videos is a great way if driving traffic to your website.  Online web videos can explode your sales if you do it the right way.

Everyone knows that Google is the #1 search engine, however did you know that the #2 search engine behind Google is YouTube!  A proper set of videos can help convert your potential customers into paying customers at a MUCH higher rate.

Jim Kukral, a video blogger and veteran Internet marketer, has prepared a EASY-TO-FOLLOW VIDEO PROGRAM that will show you everything you need to do to make high-quality web videos…without having to spend a fortune to get it done.

A simple way to get traffic to your website using YouTube

YouTube is definitely a social networking website that you should take into consideration, especially for SEO purposes.

YouTube gets literally millions of visitors each month. Just like Google, people go to YouTube to find videos on topics of their interest so this is a great place to advertise your website as well.

If you go to YouTube you will find many business owners that are already using this social network website to promote their business which translates in tons of new visits to their website. Furthermore, posting a video will put a face on your website which will make people more comfortable about shopping on your site. If they get to know you a little even through a few short videos, its enough to trigger someone to place an order on your site and feel safe about it.

The trick to use a few little-known marketing techniques to get traffic from YouTube. It doesn’t matter if you’re a top gun lawyer or doctor, or simply just a normal online merchant trying to sell sandals from your website – you can still market your website via YouTube very easily.

Here are 4 tips that you can follow to market your business whether it’s online or offline – via YouTube:

1) Submit your videos to You Tube

YouTube is a very user friendly website. Submitting a video to YouTube is super easy. Kids can do it, so you can do it too! I wonder why so many business owners aren’t actually doing it. The fact is YouTube will get traffic to your website. All you need to do is post a small video and you’re done. You can even monitor the number of hits on your video directly from your YouTube account.

2) Upload several small videos

You want people to recognize you. Videos are very personal and since people can see your face. Your goal is to make each video short, maybe 2 to 3 min max, and include good information that will serve a purpose. For example, if you are selling electronics, then you can post a series of small videos comparing features of a particular item, like the latest camcorder from Sony for example. Of course you need to pick products from your website and mention that you currently have a deal on this item. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with sitting in front of a camera and speaking. It’s normal, and You Tube users have grown to accept it.

Next time you post a video, people will want to watch it if only by curiosity of the deal you will offer this time!

When you post your video you will want to use an appealing title for it. Keep in mind that the title needs to be user friendly. It’s a title that is more for the user rather than for the search engine. The search engines will pick your video up after it’s popularity has grown and other people are linking to it voluntary. This is actually your goal. To have people linking back to your video which means you made an amazing video, and that’s what you want.

You also need to set proper keyword tags so that users can find your video. You will see that on YouTube there are much less results in searches when compared to searching on Google. This means you won’t have too much competition so now is the time to take advantage of this marketing methods.

3) Include your URL on all your videos

This is the most important step. It’s one thing to upload videos to You Tube for fun, but it’s another thing to upload videos to You Tube for business purposes and not to leave your website information somewhere. When you upload your video make sure to enter your name (should match the name of the person speaking in the video) and include a link back to your website. This can be done at the time you upload the video to your YouTube account profile.

Don’t ever leave this crucial piece of information out. Without it, you’re efforts are doomed from the start. Here’s the last way to get traffic to your website via You Tube.

4) Inspire viewers to subscribe to your You Tube channel

This is very similar to asking members to signup for a newsletter from your website. When users subscribe to your You Tube channel, they get updates each time you create a new video. Overtime you can grow a large fan base and get tons of hits from the number of visitors that constantly view your videos.

A great way to inspire people to subscribe to your You Tube channel is to simply briefly mention it at the beginning and end of your video. If users find your information worthwhile, they will subscribe to you. Simple as that.

Take these 4 tips for getting more traffic to your website using YouTub. These tips will work if you use them.

Getting more traffic to your website with Article writting

Did you know that writing articles can generate traffic to your website?

It can also increase your website ranking score with Google dramatically since publishing sites are usually highly ranked already.

Let me explain:

Google uses a ranking system to determine the credibility of your website and website keywords. The higher your ranking score, the more chances you get of being listed on the first page of Google.

One of the best ways to get a high ranking score for your website is to get as much link backs to your website as possible. Getting back links to your site from a website with a high rankings will out perform having many back links to your website from low ranking websites so choosing proper sites for link exchanges is very important.

Once easy way of getting high ranked websites to link back to your website is by submitting articles to online publishers. Think about each quality, original article you produce as a sales agent leading targeted traffic to your website. Each article agent is selling for you 365 days a year, year after year.

1 submitted article = 1 sale agent

If just one article agent can create so much opportunity, think of the possibilities if you had ten (10), one hundred (100) or one-thousand (1,000) article agents selling for you nonstop! The more article agents you have selling for you, the more targeted traffic and leads you can generate for your business.

What type of article should I write?

Well, this depends on your website. If you are selling fragrance products you should write articles about perfume and fragrance or anything related to this subject. Simply make sure that you write articles that are relevant to your website.

If you are not a writer don’t panic.  I can help you write unique articles with any subject and keyword of your choices.  Please refer to the article writing service at the bottom of this page.

How do I link an article back to my website?

Good question. Most article reviews will not allow you to promote your website in the content body of your article however there is a footer section in which you can add a URL to your website. This will be the back link to your website.

To add the link to your website in the footer of your article, simply add a small text with the URL of your site in the section called “Author SIG – Resource Box” ** This is located in the article submission page on the ezinearticle website.

How do I get started?

The first thing you need to do is register a new account with an article publisher called  They are the leading article publisher on the internet and you can be sure that you will get back links from a very highly ranked website, which will convert to traffic back to your website.

Article Writing Resources:

This series is full of helpful tips and strategies for successful article writing and marketing. Below are the following editions of the :90 Strategies Audio Training Series:

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Article Title Keyword Strategy Download  this  PDF
Article Title Promise Strategy Download  this  PDF
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Resource Box Components Download   this PDF
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Resource Box Pitfalls Download   this PDF
Article URL Link Strategies Download   this PDF
Landing Page Strategies Download   this PDF
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Can you help me write articles for my website?

YES.  I can help you write unique articles for your website with your chosen keywords.  The cost is only $19.99 for 3 articles up to 350 words per articles.  These articles are hand written and unique and they are already optimized for SEO.

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Once you complete your payment, please email us the TITLES of your 3 articles at Your articles will be completed within 5 business days.

Submit your website to all major search engines

Submitting your website to the search engines is the first thing you should do after getting a new website.

Although a search engine submission is necessary, it’s yet just one step of many that will take you closer to success. There are still many other things you can do to spread the word about your website.

There are many services available online that can help you submit your site however not all are legitimate. You can do a search in Google for “search engine submission” to see what is out there however please be careful of free search engine submissions services. They usually do not work.

If you prefer to let us submit your website to the search engines, we can do it for a one time fee of $39.99.

To submit your website to all the major search engines, including Google, Bing, MSN and many more.  Please use the ORDER button below:

Once you complete your payment, please email us your website URL at Your submission will be completed within 2 business days.

Submit your blog to all major blog directories

As I have mentioned in the past, having a blog is almost as important as getting your website listed in the search engines.

If you are still uncertain about the positive effects of getting a blog, simply do a Google search for “Blog Success Story”

** Friendly reminder – We can create a blog for you.  For more details please click on the link below:


If you are selling flowers on your website then your blog should be talking about flowers throughout. You can include small and larger postings as long as you do them on a regular basis. Search engines love dynamic content and posting at least twice a week on your blog will dramatically increase traffic to your website.

Once you have a few postings on your blog we can help you get it submitted to all the major blog directories for you. Remember, submitting an empty blog will not do any good. Add at least 5 to 10 postings before submitting your blog.

A full blog submission service is a one time cost of $49.99

To submit your blog to all major blog directories, please use the ORDER form below:

Once you complete your payment, please email us your blog URL at Your submission will be completed within 2 business days.


The mark of the New Year is a good time for you to make changes to your online business and embark on a journey of new initiatives for success.

Here are some recommendations that you may consider to strengthen your online business:

Beef up Your Facebook Activity:
Facebook fan pages now offers a variety of additional plugins and features that you can use in order to the user experience. Facebook fan pages bring a variety of branding and credibility efforts to the table. Stay active on your Facebook account and give your followers and fans a good reason to be part of your social community.

Increased Your Blogging Activity:
Having a Blog website nowadays is extremely important for credibility to your buyers and to the search engines.  Search engines just love dynamic content so by all means increasing your blogging activity can only help you achieve better rankings in the search engines. Try to submit new posts to your blog at least twice per week, and really give your posts some thought and personality.

Always include a nice banner or text link back to your website on the static portion of your blog AND in the footer of each post.

If you don’t already have a BLOG, we can create one for you.

To get your own BLOG please ready this post ==>

Start Tweeting More:
Twitter is a real business tool that can be used to increase awareness of your business and increase your website traffic. Are you still skeptical about using Twitter to help grow your business? There are a variety of case studies that show a staggering number of large and small businesses in the U.S that have been successful in significantly growing their businesses using this amazing communication tool.  If you don’t already have a Twitter account then you should get it now.  It’s free and very simple to use.

Link your Twitter account to your website:
If you already have a twitter account please take the time to link it to your wholesale2b website.  Simply login to your website admin console and go to the menu “Upgrades” => “Twitter Integration” and enter your Twitter ID.  Each tweet that you make will be added to your website automatically.

Link your Twitter account with your BLOG:
There is a cool way that you can automate the process of sending Tweets each time you post a new article on your blog.  This is a great way of making sure that your new blog posts will also reach your Twitter followers.  If you don’t know how to do this, let me know and I will be glad to show you how.

Fine Tune Your Website:
Your website is probably your most powerful business asset and selling tool you have. Everyone will land on your site before they decide to communicate with you so keep your home page attractive to your visitors and include nice discounts and offers to keep the new visitor intrigued and interested in your site.

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Learn how to use Google Adwords

If you are new to advertising on Google and seem lost as to how and where to start, then take a few minutes to look at Google new online classroom videos.

I am including a link to their online class videos below.  It’s all yours – and it’s completely free.

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