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Choosing a Domain

Your web site is located by an IP (Internet Protocol) address such as 67.15.4.94 and is accessible on the Internet by typing http://67.15.4.94. Instead of typing a series of numbers which are difficult to remember, you can register an easier to remember domain name which becomes associated with your IP address. Visitors typing an easy to remember domain name will be pointed to your IP address. Similar to a 1-800 vanity phone number, some domain names pertain to the subject of the web site, while others may simply be the name or an abbreviation of your firm.

Lawyer-Advertising-Blog.com is the primary domain name for my blog, which is instantly obvious that it is a blog concerning lawyer advertising. When you type that domain name into the address bar of your browser, the domain name servers on the Internet know that you’re looking for http://67.15.4.94 and take you there. You can have multiple domain names pointing to the same web site. For instance, I also registered LawyerAdvertisingBlog.com (without hyphens) which is used for branding because people never type hyphens. Because some people may remember the name incorrectly, I also registered many other domain names such as AttorneyAdvertisingBlog.com, LawFirmAdvertisingBlog.com and others, all of which will bring the visitor to Lawyer-Advertising-Blog.com.

Tips to help you pick a domain name:

1) Choosing: Choosing a domain name is a lot like choosing a name for your company or law firm. Ideally the name should be consistent with your branding. Determine whether you are branding the name of your company, product or service. Your domain name should be good for branding – short, easy to remember, and has a “ring” to it or creates an image in the mind of the consumer.

2) Trademark: Before registering your domain name, be sure to check the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make sure that the name has not been trademarked. You can check at www.uspto.gov, click on Search under Trademarks. Assuming that your choice has not been trademarked and you have now registered a non-generic domain name, you may want to protect your name by filing a Trademark or Service mark application.

3) Ownership: When you register a domain name, make sure that you are the registrant of your domain name. Some web site design firms will register your domain name with their name as the registrant. This will give them ownership of your name keeping you hostage. You can easily register your domain name yourself for $8.95 per year at 8.95Domains.com or GoDaddy.com.

4) Hyphens: There have been misunderstandings about whether to use hyphens in a domain name. First of all, the domain name you give out to the public must not have hyphens. The domain name without hyphens is the domain name that everyone will type in the address bar of their Internet browser.

The reason that some people say that you should have a domain name with hyphens is to force the search engines to see keywords in your domain name so that your web site does better in search engine results. The bigger search engines can now see individual words without hyphens, however, smaller search engines may not and even the bigger ones may see a word differently than you want.

Thus, the importance of using a hyphenated domain name has diminished. If you wish to use a hyphenated domain name as I did with Lawyer-Advertising-Blog.com, you should also register the unhyphenated domain name which you will forward to the hyphenated domain name. Use the unhyphenated domain name in print and advertising.

5) Extensions: Domain names are available with various extensions, such as .com, .net, .org and many other extensions. If it’s really important to you, you can register domain names in several extensions, however, for most firms only the .com extension is important. If you feel that you need to use .org, you should also register your name in the .com extension.

The .com extension is similar to 1-800 for telephone numbers. Most people automatically dial 1-800 even when they see 1-888. Likewise, most people will type
.com even when they see .net or .org. Additionally, many people including myself simply type in the domain name without http://www. or .com and press “Control, Enter”. Pressing “Control, Enter” will type http://www. and .com for you, automatically taking you to a web site with .com.

6) Top Level Domain vs. Sub-Level Domains: A sub level domain is a second level domain under a first level domain name and can look like yourfirm.freehosting.com. You must have your own domain name. Do not under any circumstances use a free hosting service, since free hosting services will only give you a sub level domain. No one will ever remember it and it’s sort of like handwriting your own letterhead.

7) Ethics for Law Firm Domain Names: A website name should be used as an address, not a trade name which is prohibited. Advertise your web site name as an address, a means for people to find your web site, not a trade name. Like a vanity telephone number, some web site domain names can violate legal ethics. Make sure that your web site name avoids use of certain words which could create a potentially incorrect expectation in the mind of the consumer or violate one of the other ethics rules.

Your domain name should not imply that you are better than another lawyer or that you can accomplish something that may not actually occur. Use of words such as “BEST”, “TOP”, “FOREMOST, “LEADING”, “WIN” and similar words in a web site domain name could create a misleading expectation in the mind of the consumer and will violate ethics rules in most states.

For instance, LeadingLawyer.com or BestLawyer.com will likely violate lawyer ethics rules by implying that you are a leading lawyer or the best lawyer. The question is by what standards are you leading or the best and in what? WinningLawyer.com or WinningCase.com may be better for a casino, because it will imply that the person who becomes a client of the firm will win money when, that may not happen and even if it does, it’s an award for just compensation, not gambling.

Laura Hodes in her article for the ABA Journal entitled Vanity Phone Numbers Make Your Firm Less Forgettable, at http://www.hurt911.org/hurt-911-articles/ABAJournal.htm, quoted Will Hornsby, an expert on lawyer advertising and staff counsel in the ABA Division for Legal Services, who said that while there is nothing unethical about vanity numbers, “1-800-I-WIN-CASES would be unethical because it is making an unsubstantiated claim, creating unjustified expectations that can be true but still be misleading.” The same can be said about domain names.

8) Advertising Your Domain Name: Be sure to include your domain name on your business cards, letterhead, and all advertising. When advertising in off-line media, always advertise your domain name with www. and without http://, such as www.LawyerAdvertisingBlog.com. Note that when publishing your domain name on the Internet, you may sometimes want to use http:// to ensure that you create a link back to your web site. When advertising in off-line media, always advertise a domain name without hyphens.

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Affiliate RX: A Prescription for Your Success

I was just cotnacted by my friend, Michael Worthington about his new product: Affiliate RX

He was pretty excited about what he called easy step by step videos that are really newbie friendly.

I first became aware of Michael a number of years ago, while watching videos that he produced. I found his videos extremely helpful and easy to understand. Most importantly, I found the videos to be action oriented. Take action and get success.

His new product: Affiliate RX may be your answer.

I loved this videos and even though I know a bit about Internet Marketing, I found lots of tips I was unaware of.

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But the amazing thing is the scope and sequence of these videos.

First there are 30 videos on a wide variety of Internet Marketing subjects, including:

Video 1: Overview of the system.

Video 2: Select your niche and keyword research.

Video 3: Setup your Clickbank affiliate account.

Video 4: Research for effective article writing.

Video 5: Setup your Clickbank affiliate link.

Video 6: Setup Free URL Tracking Program

Video 7: Setup Free Website

Video 8: Setup Free Website (Continued)

Video 9: Effective Social Bookmarking

Video 10: More Social Bookmarking Websites

Video 11: Blog and Ping Marketing

Video 12: Article Marketing – Submitting Articles

Video 13: Article Marketing – Submitting Articles (Continued)

Video 14: Setting Up a Squidoo Lens

Video 15: Setting Up a HubPages Page

Video 16: Writing an Effective Press Release

Video 17: Writing an Effective Press Release (Continued)

Video 18: Best Places and Methods to Submit a Press Release Online

Video 19: Create Video – Find Free Royalty Free Pictures

Video 20: Create Video – Editing Pictures with Free Software

Video 21: Create Video – Record Audio with Free Software

Video 22: Final Steps in Creating Video

Video 23: Submitting Video Online

Video 24: More Places to Submit Your Online video

Video 25: Blog Post Marketing

Video 26: New Ideas for Implementing This Campaign

Video 27: How to effectively use Amazon.com for niche research.

Video 28: How to uncover the best keywords to go after.

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How to Succeed With Your Internet Business

Listen, there a lot of ways to make money on-line.

There is adsense, affiliate programs, creating products and videos. Here is the best way to ensure success: Internet Success System.

If I could distill all of the truth about Internet Success in one word it would be marketing. You need to know how to use the tools of marketing in order to excel on the Internet.

You need a great teacher. You need a great mentor. You need someone who has been there and who has done it. You need someone you can learn from.

You need someone you can know, like and trust. And let me introduce you to the person who originated the saying.

His name is Mark Hendricks. He created a system called the Internet Success System.

He is an Internet Marketer who I respect greatly. Mark is doing something he has never done.

He is offering a 30 day free trial to Internet Success System..

Listen: over the years I have spent thousands on Internet Marketing products. Thousands.

Some of them were great. Some of them were so so. And (though I hate to admit it,) some of them were a complete waste of time and money.

But Internet Success System  paid me dividends. And still pays me dividends. It is one of the best investments I have ever made.

Internet Success System. is a program I recommend totally, without hesitation or reservation.

First of all, the foundation of Internet Success System., is a series of 13 modules. These include everything you need to know about marketing on line. It starts with the basic thing you need which is Mind Set. It continues with modules on competive analysis, products, your marketplace, joint ventures, traffic and listbuilding, infrasructure, testing and more.

Everything you need to know is contained in these modules. Add to this a huge library of vidoes, ebooks, and you have a massive amount of knowledge you can have about becoming a marketing master.

Here is another incredible bonus: every month, Mark hosts Internet Success System. audios. He has them all archived and available to download. These calls go back to 2005.

Honestly, if you just take a look, you will be amazed. Amazed!

Here is the deal: he is offering to let you in the front door for free. You can take a peek at everything contained at zero risk. Then you can continue your membership for $10.00 per month, if you wish. Or you can cancel before the 30 days are up.

I gladly pay for my membership month after month. To me it is not an expense it is an investment. An investment in my own learning and growing as an Internet Marketer.

I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Joining Internet Success System was not one of them.

It was one of the best things I have ever done.

You owe it to yourself and your own success, to at least take a look and decide for yourself. Here is the link: Internet Success System

To your absolute success,

Albert Grande
Internet Marketer and
The Pizza Promoter

Five Easy Ways To Make Money From Your Blog

 

Your blog has the potential to be a money making magnet, if you know the right steps to take. Blogs once started as a sort of online diary. They’ve been totally transformed to fit a whole range of needs, from a place to house an online newspaper to a simple way to start an Internet stream of income. The following five methods will help you make money from your blog, no matter what niche you are in and how you are using your blog.
1.       Affiliate marketing
This is one of the easiest ways to make money from your blog, and the simplest to start. You begin by selecting an affiliate program from one of the popular affiliate networks. You can either post a review on your blog about the product (complete with your affiliate link) or post ads along the side of your posts (also with your affiliate link). Affiliate marketing is simple to implement because you don’t have to worry about writing a product.
2.       Selling your own product
If you feel there is a need to be met in your niche and want to create your own product, you can add it to your blog for another stream of income. Advertising your own product on your blog is a smart idea. Your readers have already built a level of trust with you so they’ll be likely to be interested in your product. You can link to your product’s sales page directly from your posts and display graphic ads in the sidebars of your blog.And if need help with selling your product you need to check out: Writer’s Secret
3.       Contextual advertising
Contextual advertising, like the type offered at Text Links, will help you make money from your blog without much intervention on your part. When you sign up with Text Links or a similar service, your blog posts will automatically have certain words hyperlinked. These links go to advertiser’s websites. You get paid when someone clicks on a link. Unlike with affiliate programs, you don’t get a commission on the sale but you do get paid whether or not your visitor buys from the advertiser’s site.
4.       Other types of advertising
Google Adsense and other pay per click advertising programs will give you code to add to your website. These programs will display ads in the sidebars of your website. Anytime a visitor clicks on one of these links, you will get paid anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars depending on your niche. These ads don’t appear within the body of your post, but they are based on the content of your posts so they will be attractive to your audience.
5.       Get paid for reviews
Once you have some traffic coming to your blog, you can be paid to post reviews. There are many different networks that link advertisers with bloggers. You simply find an advertiser through one of these networks and promise to post a review on your blog about the product or service. You’ll be paid a flat rate for your review. Be sure the product or service is relevant to your niche for best results with this monetization model.
As you can see, you have a lot of different options when it comes to making money with your blog. Try one or all of these to see what works best for your niche.

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Increase Your Website Activity through Email Signatures

If you want to make sure your website has a steady amount of activity, you need use every trick available to you. One of the easiest ways is through the proper use of your email signature.

Email signatures can be one of the easiest ways to get a regular flow of traffic to your website.

You can passively increase your website’s activity with no extra effort required by using an email signature.  Even if you have been using email for years, you may not be aware that you can add signatures to your emails.  Email signatures consist of a few lines of text that are automatically added to the bottom of each email you send. 

You can usually create these signatures with “preferences” tab on your email program.  After you create an email signature, each time you send an email, your email program will automatically add whatever you saved as your signature to the bottom of the email, You do not have to do anything extra.

 Before you can enjoy the increase in website activity through email signatures, you will need to create an appropriate signature.  To do this, you should consider two things.  First, consider how much space your email program allows you for your signature.  This will be important, as you may need to condense your content to fit the program you use.  Secondly, and most importantly, you need to think about what you want to say with your signature. 

If you are running a business it is probably best to use your name, the business name, address, phone number, and website address.  This is a very professional and passive way to promote your website. 

If you have a more casual website, you may want to include your name, the website link, and a nice quote or two that you find inspiring, entertaining, or relevant to your website.  Think about the overall feel of your website and try to keep your signature in the same tone of writing.

There are a few “rules” in creating an email signature to help website activity.  The first rule is to keep your signature limited to four lines or less.  If you create long signatures, it is likely the reader will completely tune out and not remember anything in your signature.  There is also that possibility that they will not even read it because it “looks too long”.  This can occur frequently.  Keep in mind that most people use email because it is easy to use as well as fast. Therefore, they will not be prompted to read areas of email that are long because they will feel they take up too much time.  

Another rule is to make sure your email signature is appropriate for all ages, genders, and ethnicities.  The last thing you want to do is offend someone with your signature because this will not attract website activity, but deter it.

 After you successfully create your signature, be sure to save it in your email program so that it is added each time you email someone.  You may have to “check” a specific box in your “preferences” to get to this point.  You can check to make sure it is working correctly by sending yourself an email.  Your signature should show up exactly how others will view it on the email.  After everything is working properly, all you need to do is send emails like normal. 

The more emails you send, the more often your website link will be viewed.  When you send emails that are forwarded by the recipient, your signature will be viewed even more than expected.  The chain of email is a complicated one with many viewers, so you will likely get viewers that you don’t expect, which is great for your website.  The more the link is viewed, the more traffic you will have on your website. 

 Increasing website traffic through email signatures is one of the most effortless and passive ways of advertising.  You will probably even forget that you are advertising because you don’t need to do anything to do so after the initial setup phase.  Email signatures are a great tool that cost nothing and can deliver results.  Those who don’t use them are often those that have no idea how to use them. 

By learning to set up your own email signature you can immediately begin seeing an increase in traffic to your website.

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