Some tools that we intend to analyze – II

We have just acquired:

Internet Business Promoter v9.7.1
AddWeb 8 Deluxe Platinum 8.1.1.0
Website Popularity 2.0
WebPosition 4 Professional Build 785
1st Position v2.5.2.1
Advanced Site Submitter Pro 2009
All-in-One Submission Tool Platinum
ClickTracks Analyzer 5.6.0.818 v7.04
Dynamic Submission Enterprise Edition v7.2.23
SEO Suite Corporate Edition v8.0.39
Page Promoter 6.1
Ranking Toolbox 4.0.4.0
Submit Dummy Pro 3.78
Submit Wolf Pro 2009
Web SEO Traffic & Rank Collection 2009
WebPosition Gold 2.0.8 Español + WebPosition Pro Gold 4.0.753
Website Submitter 1.4
Active WebTraffic v8.0.1.72

These tools are a mix of different functions, some are standard and available in many other tools, either free or paid. A few tools promise original promotion ways that deserve to be tested.
We will shorly test them and prepare our report for all subscribers.
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Promotion Tool Lab: Methodology

There are thousands of web promotion tools, but we focus in those oriented to web development or content creation.

Steps:

1) Identification of possible tools to be tested. They need to be original, well documented and offering reasonable promises. We
consider suggestions from readers and mainly from subscribers.

2) Publication of the basic data in this blog:

– tool type (script, software, plugin)
– platform (PC, Mac, Windows, Linux)
– purpose
– claims
– price
– warranty
– testimonials
– how it would be tested
– how long test is expected to last

After the test is done, the subscribers are informed of the result. They are granted access to a forum to discuss their findings.

This should help to solve the difficult question of which promotion tools should be acquired and used on the sites that need to be promoted. We manage our own sites and many from customers in many countries and we intend to provide the best promotion service available.
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Website Promotion Laboratory

How to tell real facts from marketing pitches?

Every week several new tools for web promotion and SEO appear in the market. Most of them can be useless for the average Web Promoter, but a few can bring significant value. Which ones? Hard to tell.

Every new product comes out with an impressive amount of cleverly designed marketing mumbo-jumbo, mixed with technicalities and dubious favourable testimonials. Knowledgeable testing is rarely performed. Objective reviews are hard to find.

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Good WordPress rankings

WordPress is an interesting platform for ranking articles in Google, because all postings are identical in several structural aspects. There are several plugins in WordPress that add positive factors for SEO purposes.

So far we achieved good rankings with some of our older blogs: DomainGrower and PromotordeSitios (this one in Spanish). However, some postings are very well ranked and others not at all. Why is that? It would be nice to know. And it would be excellent to have a formula for consistent good rankings in WordPress. Continue reading “Good WordPress rankings”

Sell software online

Steps for Selling Software online

Selling software is an activity that quite obviously, needs to be done online. There are significant advantages of being able to do all these steps in a few minutes: find a useful software product, learn about it, download it, install it, test it, and reach for the credit card to buy it.
Paradoxically, many software programmers are unaware of the huge resources for selling software online, and do not even have a web site. Or they have a nice one, with plenty of Flash animations, and no elements for web ranking.

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Why I have 2 accounts in each of these 80 social networks

I want to be able to test every social network for its promoting power for my stories. Some of them are going to be more receptive than others, depending on its size, difficulty, subject and to the importance they give to old, reliable accounts.

Social networks give a value to each user, sometimes called ‘karma’, and that value is useful for promotion of stories, either the own user stories or stories from ‘friends’ and strangers.

I am sticking to 2 accounts per network because it is well known that they detect some features that could point to spam, namely IP. Of course, IP can be defeated by using a navigation proxy, but that needs information, expertise and a potentially self-destructive desire to spam the sites. The second account is used if the first one loses value, or to start polemic discussions that are often followed with more attention.

I read about a “snowball” effect while promoting stories in the Digg-like sites, started from a minor network, where it should be easier to get noticed, and bringing users/friends/voters to the other sites. It would be useful if the home of your stories included the links pointing to the other social networks where the visitor can vote you. For that, I included a couple of plugins in my WordPress blog.

Stories are improved by user feedback and testing as they pass thru networks.

I am starting to test the power of this promotion technique, not too fast because I need my accounts to be mature enough. An account is mature when it had some time and healthy activity in the networks. As in real life networks, you cannot arrive, post your story and expect everyone admire you.

It is also good if your stories refer to the same subject, and if you develop virtual ‘friends’ that show their trust in you. It is important to complete a profile and include a photo.

This is the partial list of the networks where I am now. If this story gets enough Diggs, Propellers, Reddits, and so on, I plan to add the age, votes and karma of all the accounts, to help value them.  Continue reading “Why I have 2 accounts in each of these 80 social networks”