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YouTube Keyword Tool

Although we see lots of stories in the press about millionaire vloggers and Youtube celebrities, making money on YouTube can be quite difficult to achieve.  Obviously there is a lot of competition, and for every video you see with a million plus views there will be a million with virtually no views except perhaps the creator!

One thing is certain, for anyone to succeed they need a strategy – without one you’ll get nowever.    For internet marketers often SEO is the focus – using both Google and YouTube’s own search engine to bring targeted traffic to their channel.   This is actually a very good tactic but the implementation is crucial and can make the difference between success and failure.

The key to success is in the keywords that you target, it might look tempting to focus on phrases like ‘make money online’ or ‘lose weight’.  However the reality is that these keywords are extremely competitive and unless you want to spend years and thousands competing for rankings you’d be best advised to look elsewhere.   The smart marketers don’t compete for these keywords initially but use tools like a YouTube Keyword Search Volume tool to select keywords which are easier to rank for.  Here’s one in action –

As you can see, this tool is capable of discovering keywords which are very easy to rank for any niche. Simply type in some ‘seed’ keywords and the tool will first search for suggested keywords along with their estimated traffic and cost per click rating. After that when you click the ‘get competition’ button you will see a list of the potential competition against each keyword.

It looks complicated but it’s actually quite simple, the ‘competition’ number refers to the number of videos which have been optimised for those keywords. The definition of competition in this instance is those videos with either the keyword in the title or description. This represents the very basics of YouTube SEO and if a video doesn;t have the keyword in the the title then it’s unlikely it will rank for that keyword.

In practice this tool creates a list of keywords with virtually no competition within YouTube. Simply select any keyword with a decent amount of monthly searches – perhaps 400+, and zero competition. Then create a video based on that keyword – put the keyword in the title and description and then you should rank highly in YouTube for that phrase.

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Highlights of the BBC – Test Match Special Outside UK

Many years ago, I saved up ready to spend on my dream holiday – watching cricket in the Caribbean. After years of listening to descriptions of CMJ and Boycott strolling down some sun swept beach to a cricket stadium seemingly on the shoreline to the sounds of calypso music – I hoped finally it would be my turn. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, a series of rising expenses – can you believe my wife wanted to come too (and my children!) and some vacation issues spoiled my dream.

So I have returned to the next best option which is going somewhere sunny, sitting on a lounger with a cocktail and test Match Special on the radio. Except it doesn’t work, you think you can tune in your radio and pick up TMS (Test match Special) on long wave or better still just point a browser to the BBC iPlayer web site but you’ll be disappointed. All the TV stuff and the majority of the radio stations don’t work outside the UK, they check your IP address and stop all non-UK ones.  There are occasionally a TMS overseas link posted on on the BBC channel which has Test match special live Youtube footage but it’s fairly erratic and not always guaranteed.

How to Listen to Test Match Special Outside UK

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It seems very unfair, after all I pay for my TV license which presumably funds not only the programmes but the website itself.  So why should’t I be able to listen to TMS abroad 2017 or even in 2018. Yet if I dare to step outside the United Kingdom it all stops working, no access at the point when I really need it most. There were plans afoot to stop this ridiculous situation, the EU are promoting the establishment of a fair digital market which allows access across geographic borders but I suppose Brexit has put a stop to that. So we’re left with a stupid situation that is pervasive across the world – leave your home county and most of your favorite web sites stop working.

It can be fixed, of course it can – there’s always a workaround on the internet, yet it does cost money. You just need to hide your IP address by redirecting through a VPN service which hides your location – something like this – http://bbciplayerabroad.co.uk/. This doubles up as a security service, to protect your logon credentials when using unknown wifi connections, but also allows the user the ability to sidestep all these stupid region locking attempts. Here’s basically how it’s done, although this demonstrates how to watch TV stations it can also be used to listen to all radio stations including 5 Live sports Extra abroad too.

It’s quite simple really, instead of your computer directly connecting to the website in question (let’s say the BBC for this example), it goes to the VPN server first. This connection is completely encrypted and so your data is safe but also any connection then appears to come from the VPN server not your computer. So the location of the VPN server is important not you, and the best providers have established a global network of these servers all in different countries. So if you want to access the BBC then you choose a UK based VPN, want some US only site like Hulu then choose one based in the USA and so on.

That’s it really, how to listen to Test match special in Europe or indeed anywhere else in the world as long as you have a decent internet connection.  It works on all sorts of devices and is the perfect way to access a TMS or BBC Radio 5 live stream or any other TV or radio station.

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Why you Need Extra IP Addresses

Let’s face it, internet marketers spend a lot of time online and sometimes we need a few more identities than other people. We have web sites, we have blogs, we have Youtube and Instagram channels – we spread ourselves out across the web because we want to reach more people. We need more ‘likes’ and ‘links’ and those extra little social boosts make the difference to us paying our mortgages or not.

The simple fact is that for most people this is not that important, if no-one likes their Facebook post – big deal. If that last blog post about their experience on the Tube or in the supermarket vanishes without trace – well big deal, their lost. For people who make their living online though it represents an important failure in their business or employment. What’s more you may very well need one to unblock US Netflix !

If you have a YouTube channel, loved by millions then maybe you don’t need this subterfuge. However most of us don’t and it’s very useful to start the ball rolling with a little mild self promotion to get your latest work out heir into the internet ether. It’s not hurting anyone, if your other account shares your story on Facebook, if it likes a few comments on Youtube or just adds it to a few social bookmarking sites under different accounts.

However to do this, you need to keep these identities separate and that means not posting everything using the same, exact IP address. Of course, you can pop down to Starbucks and tour the local coffee shops to use their Wifi (and IP addresses) however this can get pretty time consuming and expensive. So which is why people use proxies, VPNs and online IP changers to alter their addresses and stop getting blocked and banned by overusing their normal ISP assigned address.

It’s simply a fact of life for those who make their living online, we need more IP addresses simply to do our jobs properly. This is also in addition to all the tools and analytic devices we need to use, again most of them limited if you use a single IP address. For example Google will only you perform so many searches per minute which many SEO tools go way over.

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How to Boost Those Facebook Likes !

Do you remember the time when only college students could access Facebook?  Well that time has passed. Everyone has a Facebook account nowadays, including your grandmother. This has made Facebook a great place for many internet marketers to sell their wares and try and drive interest. It can be done in many ways but one of the most effective is by creating a “fan” page for your company. Certainly, it’s not enough to simply create the page to generate sales and gain attention. You can gain more popularity of Facebook and grow your business by using the following tips.

 

Were you are of the fact that text messaging can be used to control Facebook? For online marketers who contact their customers in the “real world” as well as the virtual one, this is a highly effective system. All you have to do is get the person to send a text message with “fan yourusernamehere” to the number provided by Facebook and that will “like” you automatically. The only drawback here is that you need to have at least twenty five followers and your own dedicated username for this to work.

Once you do, though, why not take advantage of this approach? Make sure that your fan page features plenty of photos. You might want to announce live events using your fan page and pictures. You can take pictures, post them on your page and then encourage people to tag themselves. Once the people of tagged the photos, they will be on their Facebook page without having to upload or download any images. By uploading photos in this manner, and a lot of them, people will explore your page more often. This can be tricky if you do not often to do or go to live events so start thinking about doing more of those as well.

Every personal profile you have should include the address of your Facebook fa page. Whether it’s a profile on a forum, a professional site or a personal message service, ensure that your page is listed there.

Make sure that your Facebook fan page is featured prominently on any site that allows you to build a profile. You have to be a good community member if you want people to give you more “likes” which means you need to put up quality posts and comments every once in a while.

There are all sorts of ways to increase your Facebook popularity. You can set up a link to your page from your emails or your sites. Contests can be run. You can directly publicize the page. The trick is to be imaginative. After all, simply setting up the page is not enough to get the job done. It will take quite some effort to ensure your page is worth being “liked” but once you’ve done that it won’t be long before you see your sales rise as you are able to take advantage of being popular on Facebook.

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Cynical Tactics to Exploit Social Media

These days social media is the latest craze online. This is not a simple fad, it's going to be around for a really long time. So when you aren't taking part in the social media revolution you're just letting success pass you by.

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Leverage the Social Media Sites to Your Advantage

If you are an internet marketer, you just knew the huge numbers of people at social media sites would be attractive. Of course any web business wants to get as much exposure as possible. Do not feel so bad if you are not quite sure what needs to be done with social media. What you will discover is these techniques stretch beyond the social sites. So, join us as we show you a few ins and outs of social media  and social bookmarking campaigns for your online business.
One trend in social media lately is to give away free iPads or iPhones. Many of these offers are from companies you don’t want to give your business to. If you can’t deliver something, then don’t offer it, period. Your target group will not respond nicely to you if this is how you conduct business. Good business practices will help you get the most out of using social media. Be honest with your target audience.
Your niche audience at any social site is not there to spend money, so then you avoid trying to get them to do that.
One thing that people always respond to is that which does not cost anything. On the other hand, you can take the approach of advertising and then sending people to your Facebook fan page. There is no need to get stressed about the process if you have never done this before. This is about marketing diversity, and that is always a smart thing to have in any business.
You will come in contact with many people, and that is part of the fun with social media. In other words, use something like humor to connect with your audience because other successful campaigns use humor to get a better response rate. So just do not be afraid to do this if you believe it can work given the topic of your niche. Keep your professional demeanor and focus on the reason for your campaign which is to make contact with people. But do remember that people are with you because of your content and what you have for them.
Utilizing  media and social bookmarking  is great for many, but you will only see success with the right steps to take. This isn’t too complicated, so don’t make it worse than it has to be. Marketing with social media is a vast amount of rules to live by, so start with these first. If you want to approach it the right way, these are the factors that you should keep in mind.
Social media will allow you to keep your brand and increase its success. If you don’t believe it, then just take a few of these steps and be surprised at what happens.

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Effectively Boosting Likes on Your Facebook Page

Even though Facebook is not for every business out there, it is for very many which is why so many are all over it. Let’s look at the fan page, for example, they are very popular, are easy to implement and easy for members to join. The best traffic is targeted, and with the right approach you can gain a lot of it with your fan page. So the big issue for so many is figuring out a way to gather as many ‘likes’ to your fan page as possible.

You need to know that the old Fan Page is now called your Facebook Page, but everything else is pretty much the same as far as how you can use it. In other words, it’s just about how you convey your message and then deliver an exceptional experience to the people that join your Page. Demonstrate to your fans that you are the real deal and are there to provide exceptional service for them. Totally avoid getting Likes that are not from your market because they will not really do you any good unless you are getting Likes just for appearance sake which is done by many, actually.

Twitter is another social networking site that can be made to work for your business. If you have a presence and followers at Twitter, then think about driving your followers to your fan page. The only catch here is knowing enough of your followers so they will actually have an interest in your fan page. So post on both sites, but you want to tweet to Twitter with a hyperlink to Facebook.

People are affected by things like pictures, so your profile pic needs to be a good one. It is just a bit of common sense to have a professional looking image of your self. Just make the best fit with your photo and do not use anything too minimal. As of now the maximum size for a profile picture happens to be 200 X 600 Pixels – use all the space. We hope you understand a bit more about what is available to you. There is so much you can do for your page likes, so do all you can do to make it happen.

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Getting the Most Out of Social Media Sites by Enhancing Your Productivity

Social media marketing is a lucrative way for you to spread the word about your business, since social media is becoming an integral part of people’s lives. Make your social media marketing more effective with the following tips.

Your main goal is to find ways in which you can automate your social media marketing intentions. Plenty of social media management resources are available to help you accomplish this. For instance, services such as Tweekdeck and Hootsuite are wonderful tools for handling, coordinating and organizing your material across plenty of different social media networks. There are many such free tools in the market that help you automate various tasks when it comes to your involvement in social media. The good thing is that even with little or no experience, it will be easy to begin this process in a short amount of time.

When searching for inspiration, be vigilant in your watch of sites like Twitter, Facebook and even smaller sites like Ted.com. These are sites and portals that are great for inspiration because the people who frequent them (and sites like them) are usually looking for or giving away information and ideas that you can’t find anywhere else. The response from your target market is going to be better if you focus a lot here. There are lots of great places online that will help you find inspiration for content creation so try to stay alert when you find sites like these.

If you have social media sites to sell your products, then why not also use them to put your work together and make things much more productive for you. Websites such as Delicious are excellent to monitor different content that you might be able to use in your own campaigns. In addition, you can use other sites like Reddit and Digg to help you become more productive by finding other content. Ultimately what matters is, how smart you are in effectively utilizing the various social media tools for yourself, and to make your own job easier in terms of making social media marketing work for you.

The level of competition is getting fiercer every day because social media is always growing, changing and becoming a more populated arena. Once you know how to truly use social media for your marketing purposes, without really wasting any time, you’ll see effective results coming your way.

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Generating Relevant Traffic from StumbleUpon

If you’re brand new to the web, or online marketing, then StumbleUpon is a social networking, or media, website that has existed for quite a few years. This is perhaps the ultimate social proof and sharing sites since the model it operates on involves people recommending interesting news and stories. For Internet marketers and webmasters though, StumbleUpon is a great way to funnel in targeted traffic that actually converts. There is no reason why you cannot tap into this, but as per usual you need to use the ideal approach.

When you publish your content, be sure that you do not waste anyone’s time with reading it. Often times in writing there are two main factors; the information conveyed plus your own writing voice. Learn how to write in a manner that gets to the point and is easy to understand. This will increase the probability of your links getting more votes, and thus getting more visitors. The worst thing you can do is make people feel like you have wasted their time, so avoid doing that.

Secondly, when you are passing links along ensure that it is to a particular page and not just pointing to the home page. Stumblers usually do not stay with one website when they choose to look for new information. In the Internet world, speed matters and time is scarce, so make sure you’re only linking to targeted pages on a site. Basically, it will be a waste of time when you provide a link to the homepage when the article in question is on an inside page.

Last, start a targeted site for your StumbleUpon users and do everything possible to keep it filled with practical content that you users will appreciate. Do not make a sales type webpage because the StumbleUpon crowd will want something that is valuable and not filled with sales hype. You have the right to put in product into your website Producing your website just for the purpose of StumbleUpon users will make it higher in rankings when it comes to the competition. It is not difficult to get up to speed there, and that will help you tremendously. This is not a get rich quick or overnight process, and so just accepting that fact will make it easier for you. Your rewards will have to learn to wait, but play your cards right and you’ll see nice rewards.

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Social Bookmarking Sites and SEO

If you’ve studied any Search engine optimisation techniques at all, you should have learnt about the importance of building links to your web sites. A link pointing to your website is a ‘vote of confidence’ in the eyes of the search engines. There are some very important links I want to tell you about and the role of social bookmarking sites in SEO.

You’ll see may different people telling you what sort of links to get, and there is no doubt that some are much more powerful than others. But basically the more links you get the better, and social bookmarking links are easy to get and usually have a powerful benefit on your rankings. This used to be quite easy, sign up for a bunch of accounts and then bookmark your own sites and all the pages. Unfortunately this doesn’t work anymore, build links from the same accounts, same IP addresses well at best you’ll just be wasting your time. You see you need other people to bookmark your site but obviously this isn’t quite as simple.

But of course use Internet marketers are a resourceful bunch, methods were devised mostly groups of people set up to agree to bookmark each others web sites. Unfortunately these rarely worked for long, people stopped bookmarking other people sites or groups fell apart – it also took a very long time. I was a member of several of these groups and now I’m only in two such systems and I want to tell you about the very best of these.

SocialAdr is a unique system, there is nothing like it on the market at all at the moment. It’s been developed over the last 12 months or so and now is one of the most powerful SEO tools in existence. SocialADR leverages the power of the social bookmarking sites to boost whichever website you like.

Social Bookmarking System for SEO

Here is a quick look at the interface,  it’s slick and well programmed and unlike 99% of all Internet Marketing tools pretty much bug free !

The system works like this, you set up accounts at currently 19 social bookmarking sites and put them into the system.  It’s all done within the interface and takes a minute or so for each one.    From this point this is the only interaction you have with these sites, it’s all done through Social Adr is powerful back end servers from now.

You can then earn credits by bookmarking other peoples web sites, you simple click on the share button next to a website and you create a bookmark on all the accounts you created.  You earn a credit for each one you share and the system keeps a count of these credits.

You are then able to add your own websites into the system, select a page you want to get links to, type up a description and then other users will share your bookmarks.   The beauty of this system is that the links you receive are from other peoples accounts, each time one of your bookmarks is shared then some credits are deducted from your total.  You earn more credits by sharing other people sites again – how many credits (and thus how many links you get) is dependent on which plan you subscribe to.

Having used lots of different internet marketing tools, I can’t stress enough what a class act this is.   The interface is simple and easy to use, all functions take a matter of seconds – you can create literally thousands of backlinks to your sites with virtually no effort.    A latest and vital introduction to the system is it’s ability to support spin syntax.   This basically allows you to vary the text and keyword tags that are assigned to each boookmark making your links back more unique and natural looking.

It’s a truly powerful internet marketing tool, and one of the few that delivers a real punch with virtually no effort.  Any serious internet marketer needs to have a look at this system, try out the free account level you’ll get a chance to see how the interface works and earn some simple back links for nothing – Social Adr

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