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All Articles Written By: Bill Platt

1.   Four Tips For Creating An Effective Authors' Resource Box by Bill Platt
    In article marketing, there are many factors that will affect your articles' ability to promote your website in the most effective manner. In this article, we will briefly discuss a couple those factors, before we dive into how to create an effective Authors' Resource Box, also known as the About The Author Information.
    Distributed: 2013-08-27 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1669 | Page Views: 2187 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 3.60
2.   Website Traffic Generation: Winning the Love of the Traffic Fairy by Bill Platt
    Some people still believe that all they have to do is build a website and customers will magically appear on their site... Once they have built their websites, they wait anxiously for the "Traffic Fairy" to come and sprinkle its magic dust on their website too, so that they can make lots of money like other success website owners.
    Distributed: 2013-08-24 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1149 | Page Views: 2402 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 3.33
3.   What Kind Of Backlinks Are Best At Helping Your Website In Google? by Bill Platt
    I was in the Warrior Forum, and someone asked what kinds of Backlinks are worth pursuing. This is my answer to that query.
    Distributed: 2013-08-21 11:00:00 | Word Count: 439 | Page Views: 3254 | Votes: 6 | Rating: 4.83
4.   Understanding the Mechanics of Effective Article Marketing and Article Syndication by Bill Platt
    Visit several marketing blogs or marketing forums, and you will find dozens of people proclaiming the death of article marketing as an effective marketing tool. Before we start agreeing with them, consider this...
    Distributed: 2013-08-01 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1399 | Page Views: 1100 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 4.00
5.   Top 10 Reasons Why Online Marketers Fail With Article Marketing by Bill Platt
    If you've been marketing products online for any length of time, you've likely heard people talk about the power and promise of article marketing for the promotion of your online business. Unfortunately, many online marketers have tried to utilize article marketing to benefit their online business and failed. In this article, I document the top ten reasons why people fail to find success with article marketing... And how to fix your article marketing campaigns...
    Distributed: 2013-07-31 12:15:00 | Word Count: 1025 | Page Views: 2107 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 4.67
6.   Article Marketing Tip: Stop Trying To Sell From Within Your Articles by Bill Platt
    The basic premise of article marketing is to present people information that will be important to them, then at the end of the article, present information "about the author" and offer to the reader a means to see how the author can help the reader further. When done well, article marketing continues to be one of the most effective methods of promotion that one could employ online.
    Distributed: 2013-07-30 13:00:00 | Word Count: 1229 | Page Views: 774 | Votes: 0 | Rating: 0.00
7.   The Six Degrees of Internet Marketing by Bill Platt
    The theory behind the Six Degrees of Separation is that all people on earth can be connected together in as little as six steps. Now, I know what you might be thinking at this juncture... That sounds fun and interesting, but what does that have to do with Internet Marketing? That is a great question that I am going to answer for you in this article...
    Distributed: 2013-07-30 11:00:00 | Word Count: 991 | Page Views: 2707 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 4.00
8.   How To Increase Your Rates and Earnings As a Freelance Writer by Bill Platt
    Freelance writers fill a very important role in today's business marketplace. They create the on-demand, customized content that business owners everywhere need to push their businesses forward. In this article, the author explains what freelance writers should do to ensure that employers will pay them well for their services.
    Distributed: 2013-07-29 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1191 | Page Views: 979 | Votes: 0 | Rating: 0.00
9.   The Death and Resurrection of Quality Content by Bill Platt
    No matter where you go online, you are bound to find someone complaining about the quality of content available online. When we want to find information that answers our questions for us, the last thing we want to do is to land on a MFA (Made For Adsense) website with questionable content. And yet, many of the people who complain about this state of affairs also contribute to the problem...
    Distributed: 2013-07-25 12:00:00 | Word Count: 769 | Page Views: 1941 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 2.67
10.   Successful Article Marketers Help Readers Solve Problems by Bill Platt
    Every week, I have the opportunity to speak with people about the benefits and challenges of using article marketing to promote an online business. Article marketing is about getting your sales message in front of potential customers and to get links to your website. Many interpret this to mean that an article should directly promote a website within the article, but that approach is wrong and will reduce one's success using this methodology.
    Distributed: 2013-07-24 12:00:00 | Word Count: 816 | Page Views: 20303 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 3.29
11.   Stop Wasting Time and Money With Your Article Marketing by Bill Platt
    Online marketers are always arguing for or against the value of article marketing. Many will argue that article marketing could provide real traffic and sales to ones' website, and furthermore, article submission has the potential to offer some serious SEO value to the marketers' websites. Many more will tell you that article marketing is an utter waste of time and money... The difference between those who do well with article marketing and those who do not is usually a matter of education, or lack thereof...
    Distributed: 2013-07-23 11:15:00 | Word Count: 1014 | Page Views: 1811 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 2.67
12.   Newsletter Publishers: The Redheaded Step Children Of Internet Marketing by Bill Platt
    People who publish online newsletters, often referred to as ezines, have always played an important role in the growth of the Internet economy. In fact, if you listen to any of the Internet gurus, they are going to tell you time and again that the most important thing you can do towards the success of your online business is to build a list. Although newsletters can help online marketers earn a lot of money, most marketers fail to realize the true potential of newsletters...
    Distributed: 2013-07-18 13:00:00 | Word Count: 1546 | Page Views: 2092 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 2.00
13.   I Am Not A Golfing Instructor, But I Played One On The Internet by Bill Platt
    I have a unique job, as a professional article ghostwriter, which forces me to do research on topics that I may not normally be interested in learning. Certainly, golf was one of those topics I thought I would never learn about in my life. Now that I have taken the time to learn about the fundamentals of golf, I am glad that I did... But you will be surprised as to why...
    Distributed: 2013-07-17 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1990 | Page Views: 2089 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 3.50
14.   How To Inspire Yourself To Write Articles Others Will Want To Read by Bill Platt
    Anyone engaged in writing articles for offline publications or online business has occasionally struggled with the question of "What to write?" This article documents the methods this writer uses to find inspiration and processes this writer uses to create articles people love to read.
    Distributed: 2013-07-16 11:00:00 | Word Count: 937 | Page Views: 2378 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 2.14
15.   How To Get Your Syndicated Articles Opened, Read And Published by Bill Platt
    Syndicated articles can be a very powerful promotion tool in the hands of the person who knows how to use them... This is the reason why article marketing is generally a hot topic of conversation... Unfortunately, not all of the conversation is positive, because the vast majority of people who attempt to utilize article marketing for the promotion of their online business are absolutely clueless as to how to use article marketing to its fullest potential...
    Distributed: 2013-07-11 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1318 | Page Views: 2446 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 2.50
16.   How Print Editorial Standards Differ from Online Standards by Bill Platt
    Article writing has become an increasingly popular tool for those who are exploring online advertising opportunities for their businesses. But the standards for getting published online are much lower than the standards for getting published in print media outlets. In this article, we examine the differences in writing styles and writing requirements for these two distinct publishing mediums.
    Distributed: 2013-07-10 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1360 | Page Views: 2606 | Votes: 10 | Rating: 2.90
17.   How Important Is Wikipedia In The Grand Scheme Of Things? by Bill Platt
    Wikipedia is the center of the online encyclopedia universe. Millions of entries on every conceivable topic makes this website an authority source that many young students and adults turn to from all corners of the globe.
    Distributed: 2013-07-09 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1613 | Page Views: 3718 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 3.46
18.   Have We Really Seen The Death Of Article Marketing? by Bill Platt
    Article marketing has been an effective method of website promotion that has literally been used since the inception of the public Internet. I have been online since November of 1995, and even in those early days, I would read people's articles and click the link in their resource box to learn more about their website.
    Distributed: 2013-07-04 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1762 | Page Views: 2478 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 3.31
19.   Cutting Through The Information Overload: Grab Your Readers' Attention With a Great Title by Bill Platt
    As avid readers, we have trained our brains to scan the headlines looking for something that might suit our desires... This article will give you a solid understanding of how to grab your readers by the eyeballs and get them to open and read your articles...
    Distributed: 2013-07-03 13:00:00 | Word Count: 802 | Page Views: 2305 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 3.33
20.   Cracking The Article Marketing Puzzle by Bill Platt
    Article marketing is one of those topics that always seems to generate a lot of conversation in forums and marketing discussions... Online marketers are generally split into three camps, when it comes to arguing the effectiveness of article marketing as a promotional method... Camp One swears by article marketing, as an integral and essential part of their online marketing activities... They suggest that the benefits of article marketing are twofold: direct click-through (CTR) traffic from the article that may deliver immediate sales; and improved search rankings that will drive additional search traffic...
    Distributed: 2013-07-02 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1343 | Page Views: 2004 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 3.33
21.   Book Authors: How To Sell More Books And Get Your Publisher Active by Bill Platt
    It is an unfortunate reality that most people who write books believe that their publisher will always put their best foot forward, to promote their book. In the real world, it does not quite work that way.
    Distributed: 2013-06-27 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1871 | Page Views: 51119 | Votes: 35 | Rating: 3.89
22.   Beware Of Magic Beans - A Warning To Newbie Internet Marketers by Bill Platt
    John read a story about a fantastic piece of software that he could use to build his online business. But this often used Internet marketing tool brought John something that John did not intend. His software made him famous... For all of the wrong reasons...
    Distributed: 2013-06-26 12:00:00 | Word Count: 546 | Page Views: 2775 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 3.42
23.   Article Marketing Tips: How Consumers Read Your Articles by Bill Platt
    If you want to understand what makes one article marketer successful, while many more achieve poor results, then consider this 6-step process designed to help you understand how to make your article marketing more effective.
    Distributed: 2013-06-25 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1278 | Page Views: 2169 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 2.00
24.   Article Marketing Success Secret: Give Them What They Want by Bill Platt
    Some people find great success with article marketing, while others think its proponents are full of bull. The difference between the winners and the losers in article marketing is most frequently defined when the writer sits down and begins to write. That is right. Success and failure is most often determined by the writers' motivation, and more importantly, by the writers' commitment to the reader.
    Distributed: 2013-06-20 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1599 | Page Views: 2469 | Votes: 11 | Rating: 2.55
25.   Article Marketing Secret: How To Identify and Write For Your Target Market by Bill Platt
    Many people question as to what topic they should choose to write their articles... Fortunately, the short answer is simple... Write articles that appeal to your target market. But what does that mean exactly? This article will guide you through the process of how to choose a topic and then to make your article irresistible to publishers.
    Distributed: 2013-06-19 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1281 | Page Views: 2641 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 3.46
26.   5 Essential Elements of Successful Article Marketing by Bill Platt
    If you understand the "how and why" of writing great articles, perhaps you can generate more sales from your articles than I have from mine... But if you miss the point of this article, you are likely to never make any money at all with article marketing...
    Distributed: 2013-06-18 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1149 | Page Views: 2185 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 4.00
27.   Sell Yourself, Not Your Products or Services by Bill Platt
    Sell yourself, not your products or services. The point we need to make is that your products and services will change over time as your business adapts to the realities of the marketplace.
    Distributed: 2012-01-02 00:00:00 | Word Count: 989 | Page Views: 4181 | Votes: 6 | Rating: 3.33
28.   Who Else Wants to Know How-To Write an Effective Advertisement? by Bill Platt
    Webmasters struggle everyday with the question of how they should advertise their website. There are so many advertising venues; it is hard to know which is the right venue or the right combination of advertising venues.
    Distributed: 2011-08-25 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1431 | Page Views: 5461 | Votes: 22 | Rating: 2.59
29.   A Hard Look at PPC, Click Fraud and the Alternatives by Bill Platt
    Just a few years ago, pay-per-click search engine advertising seemed like it was the answer to the prayers of webmasters vying for search traffic. Given the increasingly competitive nature of PPC advertising and spiraling costs, many small- to medium- sized businesses have begun to question that wisdom. With click fraud running at 25% and click costs for certain keywords hitting $50 a click, advertisers are looking for other solutions.
    Distributed: 2011-08-19 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1268 | Page Views: 4276 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 2.83
30.   4 Step Checklist For Online Marketing Success by Bill Platt
    Many online business owners want to make the process of developing a successful online business harder than it needs to be... The truth is that a simple 4-step checklist can lead anyone to online profits:
    Distributed: 2010-10-25 13:00:00 | Word Count: 1343 | Page Views: 2132 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 2.50
31.   The Road To Online Marketing Success Requires Commitment by Bill Platt
    Unsuccessful online marketers are notorious opportunity seekers - giving an opportunity only a couple of weeks to start showing results, before changing directions to chase the next flavor of the week. It almost seems that the majority of online marketers are chasing get-rich-quick schemes, rather than trying to develop a legitimate business. Those who are successful online, are the kind of people who make a solid commitment to a particular business model and make a long-term commitment to a realistic marketing plan.
    Distributed: 2010-02-09 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1552 | Page Views: 1811 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 5.00
32.   A Recent Issue Of Playboy Revealed... by Bill Platt
    If you have ever spent money trying to use article marketing, and you failed to generate any measurable success with your articles, then this article will show you why you most likely failed to see your articles generate a solid return-on-investment for your online business...
    Distributed: 2010-01-19 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1658 | Page Views: 6648 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 4.00
33.   Are You Paying Too Much For Traffic? Increase Clicks 40-Fold With This PPC Strategy by Bill Platt
    In any business, if you can reduce your effective advertising expenses, you will increase your profits. Many business owners will opt to push the additional savings into more advertising, and if you are utilizing the information described in this article, you could feasibly increase your paid traffic by 40-times, with the exact same advertising budget. But before I can show you how to reduce your advertising expenses and increase your traffic, it is important for you to learn about proper keyword research...
    Distributed: 2010-01-14 13:30:00 | Word Count: 1567 | Page Views: 2122 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 4.00
34.   How Many Links Does It Take To Get To The Middle Of Google Page One? by Bill Platt
    Everyday it seems, people are asking me the optimum numbers of inbound links they need to acquire for their website in order to rank well in Google. My answer is going to seem a little flip, but it is the honest, best answer.
    Distributed: 2009-10-29 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1030 | Page Views: 1852 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 3.50
35.   How Is Your Reputation Holding Up In Google's Search Results? by Bill Platt
    How do you measure the sales that your business is losing, because some guy complained on some website about how your product or service is "crap". This article details a specific event, where the store lost a lot of business, because of a disgruntled consumer who was blaming the store for his own mistake. This complaint found its way into Google's search results for a time.
    Distributed: 2009-10-28 10:00:00 | Word Count: 1804 | Page Views: 1566 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 3.71
36.   10,000 Reasons Why You Should Do Your Homework Before Investing In An Online Business Opportunity by Bill Platt
    Too often, I only hear from people on the phone after they have lost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to launch their new online business ventures. They call me when they have just a few dollars left. I sometimes wish people would have found me first, so that I could have helped them find real success, instead of heartache.
    Distributed: 2009-10-26 15:12:00 | Word Count: 1123 | Page Views: 3908 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 1.43
37.   A Comparison of Paid Search Advertising Models by Bill Platt
    The most common advertising offer at the search engines is the PPC (Pay-Per-Click) advertising model. There are also other search advertising models such as CPM (Cost Per Thousand Impressions) and Featured Listings. In this article, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each advertising method.
    Distributed: 2009-09-14 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1463 | Page Views: 2592 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.54
38.   The Importance Of Creating Resistance In Your Copy by Bill Platt
    "Creating Resistance in Your Copy" is an idea that is alien to most online marketers. After all, online marketers want to believe that everyone should buy their products and services, because the more people buying what is being sold, the more money the marketer will inevitably earn.
    Distributed: 2009-09-10 09:12:00 | Word Count: 2009 | Page Views: 1769 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 3.80
39.   The Roller Coaster Of Link Popularity by Bill Platt
    Most webmasters are in a constant state of confusion about how to create link popularity and how to rank well in the search engine results. Three of the top four search engines, Google, Yahoo and MSN calculate link popularity as one part of their search algorithms. So, for all intent purposes, building link popularity will be an important part of getting recognition and strong placement in the search engine result pages (SERPs).
    Distributed: 2009-04-27 13:00:00 | Word Count: 1666 | Page Views: 2518 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 3.00
40.   Masters Of The Google Universe: How To Achieve Top Google Rankings by Bill Platt
    It may sound impossible to explain how to get top Google rankings in a simple sentence, but by the time you reach the end of this article, one simple sentence will describe the secret of getting a website to rank well in Google - and it will make sense, because you will have read this article in its entirety.
    Distributed: 2009-04-07 12:24:00 | Word Count: 1489 | Page Views: 2724 | Votes: 11 | Rating: 3.00
41.   Protect Your Financial Future With An Online Business by Bill Platt
    The world around us is concerned about the future. With Obama in the White House and record government spending during this economic recession, many of our neighbors are sweating what the future holds in store for them. But an online business that can be started for less than fifty dollars per month can set you up to successfully weather the current recession and potential job loss.
    Distributed: 2009-04-06 13:00:00 | Word Count: 1930 | Page Views: 1667 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 2.43
42.   What Does Your SEO Linking Portfolio Look Like? by Bill Platt
    Commercial webmasters have been taught that link popularity has a great influence on whether a website will rank well in the search engines. There is a lot of truth in this teaching, but I have to tell you that the way that most people practice building links is wrong and may end up hurting their website in the search results.
    Distributed: 2008-11-05 12:00:00 | Word Count: 1539 | Page Views: 3776 | Votes: 11 | Rating: 2.45
43.   Successful SEO Begins With Keyword Research and Analytics by Bill Platt
    Many webmasters / online marketers make a common mistake when they begin doing business online. Often times, people do the processes necessary for their success - backwards. Rather than starting at the beginning and working forwards, they start at the end and work backwards. As a result, they waste more money and resources, often breaking the back of their business, well before they start to see any real success in their business.
    Distributed: 2008-09-08 14:00:00 | Word Count: 1408 | Page Views: 2078 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 3.00
44.   Creating Inbound Links Is About More Than Just PageRank by Bill Platt
    Is Google PageRank (PR) the be-all, end-all of the internet marketing equation? I have wanted to discuss this topic for quite a long time. But, there is risk in discussing this topic. It is a lot like religion and politics. We are advised not to discuss religion or politics in mixed company, because people are willing to argue and sometimes kill, based solely on your disagreement with their religious or political beliefs. In a lot of ways, Google PR is a matter of religion to some internet marketers.
    Distributed: 2008-08-19 10:12:00 | Word Count: 1724 | Page Views: 3341 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 3.29
45.   Google Is Everything! Or Is It? by Bill Platt
    As an article marketer, I say things that I believe will help other people accomplish their goals. As a widely published article writer, I am often criticized for the words I write. ;-)
    Distributed: 2008-08-18 14:00:00 | Word Count: 1314 | Page Views: 1718 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 3.21
46.   Break Your Search Engines Habits To Get Better Information by Bill Platt
    Many online searchers get stuck in a rut, by focusing all of their attention on only one or two search engines. But for the person willing to expand his or her search horizons, new and sometimes better information can be found by using some of the alternative search engines available on the internet today.
    Distributed: 2008-08-06 11:12:00 | Word Count: 1475 | Page Views: 2600 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 2.40
47.   Look Beyond Google: Meta-Search Engines Can Help Online Marketers by Bill Platt
    There are actually hundreds of search engines, not just the Big Three that many Internet users think of (Google, Yahoo, and MSN). By focusing only on the most well known search engines for your online marketing strategy, you may be missing out on as much as 30% of the billions of searches being done online every single day.
    Distributed: 2008-07-18 11:00:00 | Word Count: 993 | Page Views: 2171 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 1.93
48.   High Fuel Prices and the Inevitable Game of Political Hot Potato by Bill Platt
    Some of the factors that are directly affecting this inflationary cycle are outside the control of the U.S. Government, such as wheat and corn crops destroyed by flood waters in the Midwest, but other factors could be dampened, if only our political leaders had the will to influence real change.
    Distributed: 2008-07-16 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1919 | Page Views: 2424 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 1.86
49.   The Mythical Google Sandbox And How To Escape It by Bill Platt
    With an article title like this, it almost seems like I am playing the fool, by telling you something doesn't exist and then telling you that I will show you how to beat that thing I said does not exist. Maybe I am the fool, or maybe, I have something valuable to share with you today. You be the judge.
    Distributed: 2008-06-27 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1361 | Page Views: 2688 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.06
50.   Guaranteed Search Engine Rankings: Busting The Myth by Bill Platt
    There are many companies on the Internet, who are promising that if you give them lots of money, they will guarantee you top rankings in the search engines. Buyer Beware!!! This article seeks to show you why no one can guarantee top rankings in any search engine.
    Distributed: 2008-06-26 11:12:00 | Word Count: 1152 | Page Views: 1808 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 2.93
51.   How To Measure The Effectiveness Of Your Article Marketing Campaigns by Bill Platt
    I frequently rant on Internet marketing and some of the gurus who try to bend your ear. Why? Because many of these so-called gurus trash everything that makes sense in this Internet world, especially when they realize that they cannot make money from the techniques being recommended.
    Distributed: 2008-06-25 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1029 | Page Views: 2345 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.77
52.   Blackhat SEO: Protect Yourself by Recognizing The Bad Guys by Bill Platt
    Over the years, webmasters have been told that they should want to avoid Blackhat SEO techniques in connection with their own websites. In general, I agree with this statement. But, by obtaining a deeper understanding of Blackhat search engine optimization, one could actually learn a bit about how to better his or her own positioning in the search engine results.
    Distributed: 2008-06-24 14:00:00 | Word Count: 1036 | Page Views: 3111 | Votes: 10 | Rating: 3.60
53.   Internet Marketers: Will You Quit or Overcome The Obstacles Before You? by Bill Platt
    There is barely an industry on the Internet who has not been touched by those who quit and those who overcome obstacles to success. This article discusses the four traits that can be observed in those who find success on the Internet.
    Distributed: 2008-06-24 10:36:00 | Word Count: 1145 | Page Views: 2025 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 2.88
54.   SEO Contests Are Gaining Industry Respect by Bill Platt
    Search Engine Optimization companies have been around as long as there have been search engines. In the early days, I ignored SEO contests as a tasteless attempt to spam up the search engines, especially when I saw target search terms such as: "nigritude ultramarine", "seraphim proudleduck", and "v7ndotcom elursrebmem". But, my initial attitudes towards SEO contests have changed.
    Distributed: 2008-06-21 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1183 | Page Views: 2140 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 1.75
55.   Six Keys to Creating a Successful and Profitable Ezine by Bill Platt
    Fortunes are made on the Internet by people who have built solid mailing lists for the promotion of their online businesses. But the question many publishers face is how to turn their ezine (aka: online newsletter or electronic magazines) subscribers into buyers?
    Distributed: 2008-06-19 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1322 | Page Views: 2221 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 1.75
56.   New and Improved Or Is It? by Bill Platt
    I have come across articles where he author is celebrating - A New, More Effective Way to Promote Your Business on the Web. Exuberant, I opened each article expecting to see something new and interesting. On both counts, I was disappointed.
    Distributed: 2008-06-18 11:12:00 | Word Count: 307 | Page Views: 1936 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 2.92
57.   Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Laptop Battery by Bill Platt
    The actual life of a laptop battery will vary with computer usage habits. For most users, it is not uncommon to experience differences in battery life, of anywhere from just under one hour to over two hours in each sitting. If you are experiencing shorter battery life cycles, say 10 to 15 minutes, it may not yet be time to order that new battery.
    Distributed: 2008-06-17 14:00:00 | Word Count: 1038 | Page Views: 2751 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 3.08
58.   Autoresponders Are a Publishers Best Friend by Bill Platt
    How many times have you subscribed to a new ezine (online newsletter), and then when the first issue of the ezine arrived, you were scratching your head as to how your email address ended up on the list? Our lives are often so tedious that little details often slip right from our memory. The point is this. If it happens to you, you can rest assured that others have the same experience as well.
    Distributed: 2008-06-17 10:24:00 | Word Count: 528 | Page Views: 1685 | Votes: 10 | Rating: 2.60
59.   Peak Cycles Are Driven by Timely Content by Bill Platt
    (Revised for 2008) The very first time I had ever experienced this phenomena online was in December of 1996. Over the two days leading up to Christmas and the two days following Christmas, I had served as much traffic as I had in the previous nine months of existence!
    Distributed: 2008-06-16 13:00:00 | Word Count: 365 | Page Views: 1746 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 2.57
60.   Loosing Customers and Losing Sales - It Sounds Funny Doesn't It? by Bill Platt
    Two of the most commonly misspelled words online are: losing and loosing. This article explains the difference between the two words, and the reasons why it is important to know the difference.
    Distributed: 2008-06-14 12:00:00 | Word Count: 757 | Page Views: 4759 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 2.33
61.   What To Do When Your Website Does Not Rank Well In Google by Bill Platt
    Online marketers frequently struggle with the question of how to compete when Google fails to look positively upon a particular website. In this article, I will focus on how to build rankings and drive traffic to your website, using Google and the other search engines.
    Distributed: 2008-06-11 14:36:00 | Word Count: 1343 | Page Views: 2779 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 3.59
62.   The Morality of Paid Links and Google's 'Intent Algorithm' by Bill Platt
    It is Google's fault actually. No one can be blamed for this matter more than Google itself. Google itself planted the seeds its own future headaches. Nobody did it to them; they did it themselves.
    Distributed: 2008-02-05 10:24:00 | Word Count: 1511 | Page Views: 3416 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 3.00
63.   Understanding Inbound Links --- The Good, Bad And The Ugly by Bill Platt
    All links are not created equal. There are worthless, good and great links. So, what is the difference between each one? I can sum it up in one word, "clicks".
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64.   Discover How Hollywood Met the American Old West in Real Life by Bill Platt
    No matter how what they might call it, many look upon the American Old West as a wild and dangerous place that existed in the last half of the 1800's in the American Frontier, west of the Mississippi River in the United States. This article explores the history of the 101 Ranch Rodeo and Oklahoma's role in the early history of the United States.
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65.   Starting an Ebay Business - An Online Business Model that Works (Revised for 2008) by Bill Platt
    Millions of people are still coming online each year, and many of those people come to the Internet with dreams of making their financial dreams come true.
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66.   Successful Internet Marketing Without Search Engines by Bill Platt
    Believe me or not, a business can survive and thrive on the Internet without good search engine placement. That does not mean that a Webmaster should not strive to get good rankings in the search engines, but it does mean that a Webmaster should not throw his or her entire advertising budget towards search engine optimization (SEO).
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67.   Essential Elements of Developing Copy that Generates Real Traffic by Bill Platt
    When you finally decided to start your own business, and you built your website for the purpose of developing your business, your goal was clear. You wanted to make lots of money and to be in business for a very long time. Who can blame you? The thought of going to a job everyday for the rest of my life kills me too.
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68.   Being a Parent... Opportunities to Turn A Bad Experience Into a Good Experience by Bill Platt
    The biggest challenge I have had to face in my own life is that of being a good parent. My kids make it hard for me to stay true to the rules of good parenting... They break everything I own... Repeatedly... Fortunately, I do have the presence of mind to realize that as toddlers and young children, they really do not intend to break things...
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69.   The Clash Of Titans: Article Directory Owners Vs. Automated Article Submission Services by Bill Platt
    Article marketing has been considered a useful method of promotion on the Internet, since the very early days of the Internet. By writing an informative article, writers have been able to get their sales message read by millions of online consumers, through their resource box that follows their articles.
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70.   Search Engine Optimization And The Magic Fairy Dust by Bill Platt
    There is only one thing that all webmasters agree upon... They all want to be at the top of the search engine results for search terms that will drive traffic and consumers to their website. The truth is...
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71.   Understanding The Challenges Of The Link Building Game by Bill Platt
    Many webmasters who have been following the discussions about Google's dislike of paid links have been confused about what constitutes bad links and good links, in the eyes of the search engine companies. In this article, I will seek to answer many of the questions people have on this topic.
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72.   Green With Envy In The Google Game by Bill Platt
    Beginning on April 14th, 2007, a firestorm blew through the Internet community with the search engine optimization (SEO) community burning the hottest. The embers were warm and waiting for a strong wind to blow and kick up the flames, but it took Matt Cutts, the Google engineer extraordinaire to fire the flames with an off-the-cuff comment about 'paid links.'
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73.   Learning To Compete In A Very Competitive Industry: Travel by Bill Platt
    Over the years, many of us have heard about the opportunities available in wholesale travel. As a consumer, we can recognize that if these wholesale travel packages are legitimate, then we will have access to vacation packages that would make the average traveler drool over their possibilities in travel destinations. When we slide the shoe to the other foot and consider wholesale travel as a business opportunity, we question whether we have the knowledge or fortitude to succeed in this type of busines
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74.   Gerrymandering The Google Search Results by Bill Platt
    Every few months, you will see posts by many people declaring that Google has it in for their website. Often, you see threats about how the webmaster plans to sue Google for hurting their business' profits. On and on it goes... Every webmaster who was dropped from Google's top search result pages wants to believe that Google singled out their website and their business for punishment and extinction.
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75.   Dispelling Fears About The GoogleBomb Algorithm Update by Bill Platt
    Google algorithm updates always bring the fears of webmasters to a boiling point. The latest update was intended to deal with the ever-present "Google Bombs" or "link bombs". Everyone wants to know ... How will this update affect their website's placement in the Google SERPS. Read on as I try to answer this question for you.
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76.   How-To Make Your Ezine Stand Out From The Masses by Bill Platt
    With so much competition in the marketplace for ezine subscribers, it is imperative for us to learn how to develop a loyal following among our own subscribers. In this article, I examine a three ezines that are excelling in the marketplace and building a large and loyal following of readers. I will also look at three reasons why these three e-zines are doing so well.
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77.   The Drama Of Starting A Business Or Saving A Floundering Business by Bill Platt
    There are three times in the life of a business where monetary decisions are difficult to make. Those three times are: during the early days of an enterprise; when a business cycle is beginning to slow; and when costs are rising more quickly than sales. All three financial cycles reflect the same business need: a need to increase sales, reduce costs, or both.
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78.   Strategies to Put Eyeballs On Your Website by Bill Platt
    Successful webmasters all share three essential traits. First, they have developed processes for generating links to their website...
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79.   A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Publishing Ezines or Online Newsletters by Bill Platt
    All of the rich-and-famous internet business guru's tell you that 'the money is in the list.' This guide will help you to strategize, plan and execute a profitable online newsletter.
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80.   Article Directory Managers Take Stand Against Private Label Content by Bill Platt
    Article directory managers are almost universally banning the submission of rebrandable articles or private label content. People who submit this content are getting permanently banned from directories on account of it. Many have been duped into believing that they bought the exclusive use of the article, but...
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81.   Did You Buy Into The Lie? by Bill Platt
    In my website statistics, I have been watching a trend over the last year or so. That trend has gone from just a few misled individuals a year ago, to hundreds of duped webmasters today. Did you buy into the lie too?
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82.   Four Reasons Why The Smaller Search Engines Matter by Bill Platt
    There are actually four reasons why you would want to extend your search engine marketing activities beyond Google. I will discuss each of those reasons here:
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83.   Testimonials and Reviews Increase Your Real Sales Potential by Bill Platt
    The one essential ingredient for online success in any endeavor is gaining your prospect's trust.
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84.   Where Are Your Articles Being Published? by Bill Platt
    In today's article hungry marketplace, there are literally hundreds of websites where you can submit your articles.
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85.   Beware of Accidental Promotions by Bill Platt
    As an article writer, I am always on the search for additional information to give my readers, and I often refer my readers to external websites for extra info. The trick in this methodology is to avoid the appearance of self-promotion.
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86.   Recipes For Online Failure And Success - Defining The Niche by Bill Platt
    Every week, there are another several webmasters jumping on the bandwagon and opening their own article directory. Their success will rely upon the directory's niche definition.
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87.   Shopping In The 21st Century... Introducing the Educated Consumer by Bill Platt
    Before I came online, I had a dream of a great wide world were I could learn about all of the things that ever struck my fancy. When I came online, I found just such a world, and then so much more.
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88.   Why Didn't You Publish My Article? Other Major Article Sites Did! by Bill Platt
    QUESTION: Do you feel like giving me a reason for rejecting my article, considering all the other major article sites have published my article?
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89.   Building a Franchise Powerhouse by Bill Platt
    Take a note from the movie industry on the value of building a franchise. Franchises usually do a good job about building cross-selling opportunities into everything they do. Two recent franchise movies have taught me that some in Hollywood are very talented in this regard.
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90.   A Checklist Leading to a Successful E-Commerce Website by Bill Platt
    To succeed in e-commerce, the following eleven steps are those that every business owner should tackle when developing their new online business.
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91.   How-to Give Web Searchers 500 New Incentives to Visit Your Site by Bill Platt
    According to SearchEngineWatch.com, seven of the top search engines process over 300 million searches a day! Additionally, Search Engine Watch documents an item called the GVU Survey Results from the Georgia Institute of Technology which shows that 85% of all web users admit to regularly using search engines to find the web sites they visit.
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92.   Define Yourself to Find Market Share by Bill Platt
    Sometimes, finding the right product or service to make your own is to find someone elses version of the same product or service and discovering ways to deliver it in a different way.
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93.   What Is the Cost of War? And Is That Cost Really Too High? by Bill Platt
    Lori Bardsley has feels that entertainers are being dishonest with the public. So, she has set up Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits, a group designed to keep discussion of an Iraq war in perspective. As one of her first steps, she has created an online petition to deliver to the Hollywood nitwits to appraise them of how average Americans feel about their anti-war stance.
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94.   The Free-Reprint Articles Powerhouse and Copyright Law by Bill Platt
    If you are writing your own articles but borrowing a few sentences from someone else, YOU ARE STEALING! Copyright violation is a criminal offense that can find you in court and defending your bank account!
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95.   Mix Up Your Content to Drive More Traffic by Bill Platt
    Utilizing the kind of content that can be obtained on free-reprint article directories is a good method of adding a wider range of search keywords to your website. By increasing the range of keywords on your website, you will find more of your own links in the search results of the major spider search engines.
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96.   Close Your Eyes, Point, And Click by Bill Platt
    You do not have to think hard to know where you want to go. Just let your mouse do the clicking. Sometimes we find ourselves so overwhelmed by the amount of great things to do on the Web that we reach a point where we do not know what we want to do next.
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97.   Providing Excellent Customer Support on a Small Budget by Bill Platt
    An integral part of any successful e-commerce website is an effective customer support solution. Your online business must be able to quickly respond to inquiries from potential clients and from existing clients, and then be able to address those inquiries accurately and efficiently.
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98.   Passively Acquiring New Subscribers by the Boatload by Bill Platt
    First off, do not be lulled in by the title of this article into believing that anything can be acquired by doing nothing. People are always sending us emails telling us that we can make millions online without any work. Hogwash. By using this method, subscribers can be acquired by the boatload! However, it must be noted that while these subscribers are coming to you in a passive method, you have in fact done a considerable work to position yourself to take real advantage of this technique.
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99.   Are People too Stupid to Cast Their Own Votes? An Ugly Argument! by Bill Platt
    The civil liberties groups, who purport to protect the right of the disadvantaged and the minorities, have made the argument that the poor and the minorities cannot be trusted to know how to use the punch-card ballots properly, and therefore, their votes may not be counted. The thing that offended me about this argument is...
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100.   Back Up Your Email Box Before It is Too Late by Bill Platt
    When so many of us rely so much on our email to operate our businesses or our personal lives, it is important to take preventative measures to avoid the ultimate disaster of unrecoverable email. To recover in the event of future losses, each of us should learn the basics of maintaining and backing up our email.
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101.   Increase Your Sales By 25% By Implementing One Small Change by Bill Platt
    How much would you be willing to pay to learn how to implement a guaranteed 25% increase in your online sales? Given the current sales situation on your website, how much would that 25% increase in sales add to your bottom line? $250 per month? $500? $25,000? The good news is that I am not going to charge you for this information.
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102.   The 2 Minute Paradigm, Convert 400% More of Your Traffic to Sales by Bill Platt
    If I could only find a way to capture the attention of 80% of my website visitors in a way that I am not doing right now, then I could realistically increase my sales by more than 400%.
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103.   Add 500 Targeted Keywords to Your Site in Three Minutes by Bill Platt
    However you cut it, any article placed on your website will generate 300 to 500 specialized keywords to feed the Spider databases. In turn, as time progresses, you will discover more and more people flocking to your website from the Spider search engines.
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104.   Learning the Lessons of the Dot-Bomb Era by Bill Platt
    As small business people, we often tell ourselves... If only we had more money to advertise our wares, we would be very successful in our endeavors. Yet, the failed dot coms who are now mockingly referred to as Dot Bombs, had millions to burn on advertising.
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105.   Overcoming the Five Obstacles to Affiliate Success by Bill Platt
    Despite the promise of Affiliate Programs and MLMs for making money online, fewer than 5% of all participants will ever be successful with them! Only one out of a hundred will ever earn more than $1000 per month from the programs! There are several factors contributing to these dismal numbers:
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106.   Are Announcement Lists Effective? by Bill Platt
    When you start an ezine, you realize after a few short weeks that you will actually have to promote it in order for it to be successful. But how do we do that? We have all asked ourselves that question. When you begin to seek out solutions, most of us quickly discover Announcement Lists. But, how effective are they?
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107.   Multiple Methods for Cultivating Inbound Links to your Website by Bill Platt
    The Internet is a prime example of the benefits of the Yin and the Yang. What goes around, comes around. The truth is that if you help others, others will help you.
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108.   We Are Off To See The S.E.M. Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by Bill Platt
    In the process of Search Engine Marketing, far too many people get lost while they are searching for the Wizard of Oz.
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109.   Distributing Reprint Articles for the Best Results by Bill Platt
    When comparing the cost of preparing an article and distributing it to publishers and webmasters, your overall articles costs are still really small... Especially when you compare that cost against the cost of buying advertising...
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110.   The Blog and the Nature of Natural Linking by Bill Platt
    From Oakland (Ask Jeeves), Sunnyvale (Yahoo!) and Mountain View (Google), California, all of the search engine companies are talking more publicly about 'Natural Linking':
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111.   The Trials and Tribulations of Hiring a Ghost Writer - A Guide by Bill Platt
    For those people who just cannot believe in their own skills, or those who simply do not have the time to write for themselves, many look to a ghost writer to help produce materials for the promotion of their businesses. Many challenges face those who make the decision to pursue employing a ghost writer:
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112.   Audio Marketing Comes of Age: Educate First and Sales Will Follow by Bill Platt
    Podcasting is one of the newest and most popular marketing formats that have taken a strong foothold on the internet over the last several months.
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113.   14 Tips for Getting Your Articles Published More Often by Bill Platt
    The writers who have learned the value of using free reprint articles as a promotional tool, go back to the well time and time again because it generates real results. Here are 14 Tips to help you gain the same level of success they receive.
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114.   Using Free-Reprint Articles as a One-Way Link Back Strategy by Bill Platt
    Google realizes that we all have the need to promote ourselves, and that we will do so with our own selfish interests at heart. Our own selfish interests do not necessarily reflect the interests of Googles search users.
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115.   When to Use Free Stuff to Market Your Products and Services by Bill Platt
    If the thing that you are giving away has any real value, then be prepared for an onslaught of freebie-seekers to come around sucking up your bandwidth and your free products and services of value.
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116.   The Day the Internet Search Engines Stopped Growing! by Bill Platt
    An amazing and bizarre event seems to have happened in January and February of 2003. In those early months of 2003, the major search engines stopped growing, and few people seem to even care.
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117.   Become a Recognized Name - You're In Control of Your Own Destiny by Bill Platt
    If you are reading this article today, you are likely among those who are working an online business. Unfortunately, you have already learned that finding customers is not as easy as you once thought it would be. Many people have broken the bank and their dreams searching for that first customer or second customer.
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118.   Comprehensive Mailing List Tutorial for Webmasters And the Curious by Bill Platt
    The short and sweet of it is that a mailing list is nothing more than a plain text file that contains email addresses. Sometimes these *flat files* also contain first and last names, as well as other additional and optional information...
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119.   Should You Hire a Famous Writer or Write Your Own Articles? by Bill Platt
    Testing has proven again and again that promotional articles generate more click-through traffic than standard ezine advertising. And it is much cheaper than standard ezine advertising, even if you are paying someone else to write and distribute your articles for you.
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120.   Separate the Wheat from the Chaff - 12 Lessons in Online Business by Bill Platt
    As newcomers to the Internet, many people are hot to tap into the internet riches that so many other people are enjoying. But, there is a learning curve that must be negotiated to get from desire to dollars.
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121.   Never Underestimate the Value of a Ghost Writer by Bill Platt
    As you are aware, I occasionally participate in the various Internet business forums out there on the web. And, occasionally, I see comments that I cannot let pass without comment. Today was just such a day.
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122.   A Short-Sighted View of Internet Promotion by Bill Platt
    I was visiting a bulletin board http://www.webdevboard.com/ earlier this evening when I came across a posting from a very short-sighted webmaster: 'With 360+ members, I don't think I'll 'get more views' to my site 'than ever before'. All I'm going to get is more time wasted...'
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123.   Add Value to Your User's Experiences - Add Profits to Your Bottom Line by Bill Platt
    As a webmaster, you are likely searching for ways to make more money from your website. The truth is that if you have been online for any amount of time, you have learned that you always need to be on the prowl for new information to help you to be more successful, and you always need to keep one eye open looking for new ways to add more dollars to your bottom line. That is likely why you are reading this article today. You are hoping that I might be able to share some small tidbit or jewel of information that might help take you and your business to the next level. I hope that I will be able to meet your expectations.
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124.   The Five Most Powerful Forms of Internet Advertising by Bill Platt
    When you are promoting your website, there are five methods that clearly occupy the top five positions in the ratings for effectiveness. These methods are not listed in the order of effectiveness, but rather in the order needed to share my story:
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125.   TIP: Don't Forget About Your Power Supply by Bill Platt
    Back in February, I updated my system and brought it into the 21st century at last. With that faster, all-powerful, new video card and processor in place, I believed I was set. Lo and behold, I have learned a lesson the hard way. When you upgrade your video card and processor, you might need to upgrade your power supply also.
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126.   Learn How to Build an Internet Niche by Studying the Methodology of Land Developers by Bill Platt
    By utilizing the methodology of the land developer, you too can find commercial success beyond what your primary niche website will provide for you.
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127.   Deciding Whether to Offer Your New Gadget as a Product or Service by Bill Platt
    Perhaps as you look down the road with what you are going to be doing with your website, you will find more ways to extract more income from your own website.
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128.   Writing Tips for Email Distribution of your Article or Message by Bill Platt
    These tips are offered to help you get your email messages read more often. They are also offered to help ezine publishers provide their readers a better and more valuable ezine, and to help writers to offer publishers a better formatted article for simple copy-and-paste reprint.
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129.   Where Do Your Visitors Come From? by Bill Platt
    Some people might think it is silly for me to ask you where your visitors are coming from. Folks suppose it is silly because they do not think too much about where there current visitors are coming from. Instead they are more concerned with where the next visitor is coming from.
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130.   The Value of Software in Our Daily Lives by Bill Platt
    I mention this now as I contemplate the various ways in which software is now distributed. We consumers are always playing a cat-and-mouse game with software developers. In the early 80s, the companies who had deep pockets were the ones selling their software at retail. The ones who were struggling to find traction in the marketplace were the ones offering their software as Shareware.
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131.   Understanding the Technology of Email by Bill Platt
    People will ask help with their email accounts. I always ask, "do you have a web mail account or a POP3 email account?" In my mind, it has always been a rather simple question. Yet, the truth is that the answer is not so simple to most Internet users. If you are scratching your head trying to figure out just what I am talking about, you will be able to answer the question without confusion by the time you finish reading this article.
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132.   The Power of Free Reprint Articles and the Terms of Reprint by Bill Platt
    As a writer of free-reprint articles, I know full well the intentions of the writer*s who make their articles available to publishers and webmasters as *free* content. When the game is played correctly, the free web content is able to provide value to everyone involved.
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133.   Offer More Payment Options than your Competition by Bill Platt
    In order to be successful online, you must provide your customers many quick and easy ways to pay for your goods and services. It is not enough to ask folks to send a money order or check to your house or place of business. You must do more.
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134.   Caught In the Cross-Fire of the Spam War by Bill Platt
    One of my associates had placed a free ad in a newsletter that she had just subscribed to. For that effort, she was accused of spam! Mind you the person filing the complaint was not the editor of the newsletter, but rather a subscriber of the newsletter. The person who filed this complaint was using a system designed by programmer Julian Haight to combat spam email called SpamCops.net.
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135.   How the War Against Spam is Killing the Internet by Bill Platt
    Hands down, email is the most widely used and loved computer application brought to life by the Internet. While more than 200 million of us use and enjoy email, there are a few thousand people abusing the system and damaging the communication potential of email for the rest of us.
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136.   Life Is Not Always So Simple by Bill Platt
    Perfection eludes each of us. I know. I deal with the challenge to live a perfect life on a daily basis.
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137.   Temptations, White Lies, Sales and Seeing Eye Dogs by Bill Platt
    All too often in the business world, honesty is not black and white, but various shades of gray. People who consider themselves Christians think little or nothing of exaggerating the features or benefits of a product or service they are selling.
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138.   Google Algorythm Changes and the Internet Scarecrows by Bill Platt
    Google realized that their database was being skewed towards those companies who simply have more money than they have integrity. The *Scarecrows* (guru's who want to scare you into certain actions that benefit their own goals) are ripping up quite a storm of anger over the Google changes.
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139.   Do You Publish? Do You Fear Spam Accusations? by Bill Platt
    Let us face it. If you are publishing an ezine online, your business is always at risk. The anti-spam community does not concern themselves with how much care and work you put into building your list and how much effort you put into assuring that your subscribers really want to be on your list.
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140.   How Safe Is Your Money Online? by Bill Platt
    Encryption is the most important factor in turning around the negative perception of the safety of the Internet to conduct financial transactions. Encryption is a method of coding a conversation between two computers so that a third computer cannot understand the conversation.
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141.   Pull Technology Takes Your Ezine Off of the Spam Wars Battlefield by Bill Platt
    I have been writing about the Spam Wars for more than two years now. Once, I had even predicted that the Spam Wars could lead to the death of email marketing. I hate being so negative, but the trends have shown many members of that anti-spam community to be blind to justice.
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142.   E-Commerce Patent Blackmail --- You May Be Next! by Bill Platt
    Big corporations who have deep pockets settle most *junk patents* in court. But PanIP is different. Instead of targeting corporations, PanIP is targeting small businesses who may not be able to fight back. PanIP is suing over 50 companies for Patent Infringement on their recently acquired *junk patent* which gives them ownership of all e-commerce transactions! Your company may be next!
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143.   Snowballs Rolling Down a Mountain! (Updated) by Bill Platt
    Whether you are looking to promote your articles, or whether you are simply a publisher or webmaster looking for content, then these are mailing lists and websites that you will want to pay close attention to. If you place yourself on the content provider side of the equation, get prepared for what lies ahead... Great Big, Huge Snowballs Rolling Down a Mountain!
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144.   LURKERS and BABBLERS and the Make-Up of Your Subscriber Base by Bill Platt
    I see comments from frustrated list owners all of the time. They get frustrated because they have started discussion lists where no discussions take place... sure, they have subscribers, but discussions are scarce. Out of frustration, these list owners invariably throw their hands up and walk away from their lists. If you are one of these discussion list owners, then this article is for you.
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145.   Ten Things Harry Potter Has Over Hillary Rodham-Clinton by Bill Platt
    Fox News asked the more important question of the day. They asked what Harry Potter has over Hillary Rodham-Clinton in the draw at bookstores in America. My wife and I contemplated this question, and this is what we came up with:
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146.   What Is the Real Future of Email by Bill Platt
    Imagine that. There are in fact ways out there to conquer the email hoax perpetrators and there are ways out there to conquer the email filtering software. And finally, there is in fact a way to defeat the Habeas, Inc. pay-to-send-email program.
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147.   To www. Or Not to www. --- Google PageRank Observations by Bill Platt
    Most every website on the planet advertises their website with the www. included in the URL. I wondered if dropping the www. would create a problem with people finding my site. The answer is that it depends on your web server configuration.
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148.   Keyword Rich Content + Well Written Press Release = Wow Results by Bill Platt
    It is not everyday that you launch a new website. It is even less everyday that you launch a new domain and experience significant site traffic within just a few weeks.
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149.   Sell Yourself, Not Your Products or Services by Bill Platt
    Sell yourself, not your products or services. The point we need to make is that your products and services will change over time as your business adapts to the realities of the marketplace.
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150.   Astounding! Why Not Astonished? by Bill Platt
    The use of certain words in the English language annoy me. Perhaps it is just a personal pet peeve and perhaps I am just overreacting.
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151.   Ten Tips to Help Select Affiliate Programs And Make Money from Them by Bill Platt
    Let us face it. Not everyone who visits your website will be interested in your primary products or services. The truth is that you cannot be everything to everyone. So, it does make sense to offer some additional products or services on outbound links to other sites that offer affiliate's an opportunity to earn a commission.
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152.   How to Build Spam-Free Email Campaigns by Bill Platt
    In the current Internet market, many people are confused as to how they can use email to build their online businesses, while consumers are fighting off the evils of spam email. As a result, we are tackling this most important issue today.
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