I have been thinking again, my mind is racing with ideas, I wanted to share them with somebody then remembered about this blog. I have made a few subtle changes let me know in the comments below what you think. Now in this post I am going to salvage some email links from today. I will share some stuff I have experience with over the past couple of months. The investments and time used with these things I will share you the value it has given me as someone with websites. Thirdly I would just like to share what I know in the context of ‘if I was not around for much longer what would I write here so you can learn something from me’. It’s an explosion of ideas which I get from around the world. Some from North America, other snippets are from here in the UK and other tips are from British and American people from around world who have found things out. Other things I will share are from enlightening phone conversations I have had the week. So lets start with the emails.
In my email this week I have so many invitations to webinars its unreal. I have attended many of these webinars before and having the time to attend many of them is good but requires a lot of waiting to here the important information. Regardless of what you are doing and what you are selling a webinar is a good place to do this. If you are interested in getting traffic from emails then my guess is this is something you would want to invest in. If you are at the end of all your funds and paying for a monthly auto responder you might want to save some cash. One way of doing live webinars in Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is part of Google+. The link at the top of the page should take you to my Google+ account. Other popular methods of keeping in contact with your list and customers other than powerpoint presentations and webinars is live video like Google+. Another option which is great for face to face conversations and explanation is LiveStream. Live stream is a great way to make video’s. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account you can register directly with a one click. Speaking of Facebook if you have a Facebook page you can add a splash page with a nice decorated button. You can do this very easily for free on a site called Animodo. Not Animoto which is for quick video’s but Animodo. Simply add your photo and link it to your website. Or add your image and embedd your auto responder in the middle or link to your squeeze page to capture peoples email. It looks good and will create more participation on your page, more engagement as well. You can see these things from your admin you will notice an uphill rise. Al you have to do is continue adding links to stream throughout the day everyday.
Ok where was I, ah yes emails. Some of you reading this will know I am on your list and you will know I am opening your emails from the analytics your auto responder provides. Some helpful emails this week have been from some people who I have bought things recently. One of them was from Joel Comm a plugin for site maps, setting them up and keeping in good standing with Bing. So to get an email this week about juicing from Joel I was well pleased because I have been juicing for a couple of months now and it is very refreshing and healthy.
Secondly I other emails have come from these people who I recommend at least checking out one of there webinars because they provide great content. The first on is Frank Kerns’s nephew Trey Smith his webinar is tomorrow about making mobile games that will be good, you will have to sign a disclaimer before you join but if this is something you are interested in and like the idea of partially making money out of adding entertainment then this might be for you. If you just like listening into conversations and looking to invest some money at the end of a webinar then I recommend .
If you are looking for engagement without a webinar or without having to click a link, or rather reading good emails when your on the move, reading through phones etc I recommend: Jay Abraham, Dan Kennedy, Mark Anastasi, Web Pro News (Chris Crumb), Guy Finley, Alan Stevens, Thomas Power, Tellman Knudson and Philip Tyrone. If you are looking for great email messages that are short and to the point then check out Shawn Casey. If you are looking for seminars to attend I would say Tony Robbins, Mark Anastasi, T Harv Ekker, Ken McArthur and JT Foxx.
OK I have rabbited on about emails for a bit to long and am losing my train of thought so lets move on to the next explosion of ideas…
Oh yeah plugins, I liked the plugin that Joel Comm sent because even though I knew about sitemaps I learned something new, the paid plugin set up everything then you could forget about it. Another plugin which I always go on about is the All in One Plugin. Some other plugins I have been talking about all year is the wordpress.com integration called Jetpack. They have updated a lot of things but remember if you are going to activate the Jetpack stuff you may have to stop using the other plugins you are using. Another thing I want to squeeze in this post is about the ping URL to use in WordPress. It seems you only need three links now because many of them do not do much. Other plugins that get used weekly and really make life a lot easier on WordPress is ‘Broken Links’. You can now add the star button to your hosted site like they do on WordPress.com now this works in Jetpack or you can find a plugin where people add there email and there Gravatar shows up below your post (great for people who are not very good at commenting. HAving a link to your gravatar can really help. Another plugin I like is WordPress SEO from Yoast. I have not tried the paid version because I am well pleased with the free version.
OK so I am getting board now so I will try and wrap this post up, If I am bored then I am sure you will be too. So I make it quick.
I have had a few conversations this week about problems people are having and about how business works in the real world. Luckily I am an avid user of Youtube so I understand most things and am able to help people with there problems. The main problems people ask me to help them with are these. Fixing browsers and updating computers form adding and upgrading anything that is missing. Mobile phones they are behaving bizarrely for a lot of people and I call round as quick as I can to help them to fix, trim back or if need be delete applications on phones. Similarly browsers have great apps that can help. More recently with Chrome there are many things that need to be checked and unchecked in Google Chrome. If you are an Android or Facebook user you will be experiencing an unusual amount of integration. The companies positively call it a seamless integration. The calls that I get a more like changes that are happening that have never been approved or serve any purpose. That is where I come in and explain what is happening to them and the devices.
The second conversation is about metrics, before I go into the conversation I recommend you login to your Google analytics account and check out the changes there, it has some great info about social media metrics that show up live and now backdate so you can find out what is working. For example I logged in this week and noticed a lot of traffic from a Mighty Mouse site, so because of this I looked further into who they are. Rebel Mouse is hot right now, lots of people are using it and it will reignite your Twitter account its great and you can even add it into a website and host it yourself which is great. As you know I am a big fan of Paper.li they are always updating things and making content aggregation really easy and automatic, its been around your years and just plain works with little effort on your part.
Other sites that are a must is OnlyWire, login to your onlywire account and add Pheed and anything else you see new which you have not added they are always updating and its really easy way of bookmarking and updating profiles to communities so they can find you. They have a nice link shortner and you can use it a lot.
Back to metrics, anyone who knows anything about metrics are used to reports, these reports are full of data of what people do and how and why they do it. Metrics data can be compiled by yourself and need to be delivered to your customers and readers, or you use that data to please the largest part of your readers, that’s metrics. Then there are paid metrics, sometimes membership is needed for these metrics. If you are traveling to other countries to find out metrics you may have to travel business class and stay in a five star hotel. If you do not a lot of these organisations will not take you seriously so metrics and reports are good but like anything come with certain restrictions. Its like asking a poor person about money, they will not be able to help you other than tell you how hard it is in poverty. That said we do live in a wonderful abundance of information. Most people would want to listen to people talk in a video. Then again if you listen enough you will find something that does not help. This can cause people to switch of.
With that said I will end it there my hope is that you will do some things I have been doing without doing it, this has been an explosion of ideas and I apologise for any waffle, enjoy.