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Social Media Ripples

This is such a cool and powerful concept I keep it for my clients. Sorry. I can’t give you everything for FREE, after all that wouldn’t be fair to my clients. Stuff like this, when you really understand what it means is the difference between drowning in the tsunami of leads going to your competitors versus riding the wave of success all the way into success beach.

Social Media Ripple Effect Explained

Social Media Ripple Effect Explained

A blog like this is a great, even ideal way to INTRODUCE concepts and whet your appetite… If you want to know about stuff no one else will tell you and cut through the C _ _ P that the Internet hype specialists are infamous for – consider our programs and events.

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Virtual Autopsy

This blog’s main focus is Internet Mastery - anything that has to do with the Internet for business purposes. Today’s YouTube video is another example of the strides we’re making with Virtuality – doing things that were once impossible. Watch the video and I’ll get to why this is important for you and your business.

The reason this is important to you and your business is… Continue reading ‘Virtual Autopsy’

Augmented Reality

If you ever wondered were we’re going with technology, stop wondering – augmented reality is here. Forget artificial intelligence – think Total Recall. Click on the hyperlink to see the latest technology that is within our reach and is being commercialised, I’m sure your head will be spinning with the possibilities this will represent for Exponential Marketing Enthusiasts!

Note: Once you click on the link, give the video time to load since it is being streamed from CNN and not YouTube. It’s well worth the additional few seconds of delay.

You can thank Andrew Powell of Montreal Canada for the link to this video.

YouTube hits 1 Billion Views/day

This is BIG news – YouTube announced it has reached the 1 billion views/day. WOW! But what does that mean for you and your business? My videos and channel have been viewed by more than a quarter million people – because embedded videos don’t accumulate clicks anymore, it’s probably close to half a million views. I have more than 80 videos uploaded to YouTube, viewed by HUNDREDS of people a day.

YouTube Video Marketing

If you don’t want to get left behind, seriously consider attending our next Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp in Melbourne. I will reveal all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to leverage the Internet so you become one of the 5% who make more than the other 95% combined. Heck, if I can just get you to make more than you spend, you’d agree that would be worth the cost of admission…

This blog has GREAT free tips, but let’s face it – I can’t and don’t reveal all in these blog posts.

Come spend 3 days with me and other like-minded entrepreneurs – it’s a 3-day investment that will pay you for a lifetime. When I attended my first Bootcamp in 1996, it cost me $10,000 with travel, tuition and accomodation. In the next 10 years, I guesstimate that I made over $2.5 Million in additional sales, putting an extra $100,000/year in my pocket.

An investment of 3 days did that – and it also led to me retiring from the rat race in 2005 at the age of 42.

I know in hindsight it’s 20-20, but I want to give you 20-20 FORESIGHT…

The edge to out-perform your competitors  AND STILL HAVE THE LIFESTYLE you want to be living.

I am living proof.

This week I am competing in the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney – in squash.

My exploits are on one of my 10 blogs… The Mindset Of A Champion Blog.

Yes and yes.

I am a world-ranked squash player (top 20 in the men’s 45-49 category) and I have 10 blogs.

10 blogs – that I write or edit, publishing on average one blog post/day on 10 different topics…

AND I have time to play squash.

Want this lifestyle?

One word.

Internet.

The Internet is the ONLY truly exponential business tool. If you don’t master it within the next 2-3 years, you’ll be obsolete. You still have a chance to get to the front and lead, but that opportunity is slipping by every day one of your competitors learns and does more than you do…

Don’t get left behind – learn the most up-to-date strategies that work, that bring more people to your site and into your store or convert to online buyers attend our 3-day Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp in Melbourne at the end of November.

Social Media Revolution

As you know by now, my short blog posts are rare. This is one of them. This YouTube video is a must watch for anyone involved in Internet Marketing. It is absolutely priceless. I know you’ll want to watch it more than once and forward this blog link to colleagues and friends.

The Social Media Revolution Is Here

Internet Marketing Is Getting Harder

If you’re stuggling to make a go of the Internet, you’re not alone. It’s been said that the top 5% make more than the other 95% COMBINED. That’s because they have what I call 20/20 foresight. I teach our Internet Mastery clients how to make the trend your friend, to catch the best wave and ride it INTO the beach like a pro.

That being said, it’s getting tougher out there in the virtual world of the Internet. Tactics that used to work no longer produce positive ROI.

Click through rates, opt-ins are dropping like a boat anchor to the bottom of the ocean.

I have been updating my clients about these trends and changes to make sure they don’t become victims of shifts that are taking place right now.

This blog has great information, but because it’s free, you’re not getting the most up-to-date tips and techniques that I reserve for my paying clients.

But you know that – I just need to remind you from time to time to consider stepping up and getting ‘with the program’.

We have programs from the Silver Membership at an affordable $97 per month to the top-end Platinum Program where I actually GUARANTEE RESULTS.

Imagine having 20/20 foresight and knowing what’s out there before anyone else…

I alerted my clients to Twitter in early 2007 – it took almost 2 years before the masses caught on…

Take a look at our programs and let’s start helping you win the Internet game – after all the 5% of us who do make money on the Internet get paid VERY WELL for our out-standing efforts!

:-)

Email Marketing Blunders To Avoid

Recently, a client wondered why they got a terrible response from an e-mail broadcast… Here are some of the e-mail marketing blunders committed that you want to avoid at ANY COST. Sure some of them seem obvious, but they are worth considering if you want to get the best results possible when executing email marketing campaigns.

E-mail Marketing Blunder #1

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YouTube Tip

Wonder how you can get a ‘pop’ on your videos posted to YouTube? Check out today’s Exponential Tip – I got 18 views on the FIRST day this went live with NO promotion whatsoever, plus it wasn’t even in English or a language I understand!

Cristian Mina contacted me to translate my book “Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort” into Romanian version of the study book. The first thing I did was ask him to translate the sales page which has been uploaded to the site.

With this text, I was able to run it through Rapid Reader and create a YouTube Video. I sent the URL to Cristian who then edited the Title and Tags.

With less than an hour of effort, I uploaded it and in the first day got 18 views – building the SEO rankings AHEAD of the launch of the sales page FOLLOWED by the book’s translation.

Why wait until the book is ready to start BUILDING ORGANIC TRAFFIC?!?!

Welcome to my world of Exponential Thinking!

Ka-Ching!

[Psst! If you think 18 views on the first day is nothing to celebrate, you don't understand my 1 percent improvement doctrine and philosophy] click on the hyperlink and you’ll see where I’m coming from and where this will go!

There are now more than 1,900 views of that video…

Oh and another thing – these are ALL NEW LEADS that searched in ROMANIAN = they probably would never have come across me or my products and services any other way…

Does that excite you as much as it does me?

This is the mindset that I teach, you can check out my website at www.MarcDussault.com and see what tickles your fancy. I’d love to help you get this mindset, the one that Unleashes the Exponential Potential that is within you right now.

Internet Technical Mastery Event Day 2 On Today In Melbourne

As you know from yesterday’s post, I am in Melbourne at Internet Technical Mastery - A Platinum Program event that is not open to the public… It’s where I reveal the most powerful Internet tips, tricks and techniques like the one I will partially share with you right now.

It’s called www.UserTesting.com you can scroll down to read my testimonial. It’s REAL people giving you REAL feedback on your site or blog.

But here’s the thing…

What feedback do you take and which one do you leave behind?

I’ve done about 10 of them so far – and about 25% of the suggestions would KILL my sales if I did what the reviewer was telling me to change. OWCH!

So how do you decipher what to take and what to leave?

That’s where I come in. At events like Internet Technical Mastery and our upcoming Exponential Internet and Business Building Bootcamp, I explain EXACTLY how to leverage a tool like this so it helps you get that breakthrough you need to be the ONE out of TWENTY who makes money on the Internet…

www.UserTesting.com is a fantastic service YOU MUST USE.

It’s just that if you want to be exponential, you need to know what to change and what NOT TO TOUCH!

Otherwise, every time you have someone new testing it, you’ll keep changing it back and forth, spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere.

www.UserTesting.com is a powerful tool – just like a chainsaw. You need to know HOW to use it to get the outcome you want.

I recommend it to all my clients as an absolute MUST, no two ways about it.

You simply cannot afford not to do it.

BUT, as I said you have to be careful not to UNDO what’s working and there are simple ways to make sure that doesn’t happen and how that can be safely and methodically tested. Come to our Bootcamp or join one of our Membership Programs and I’ll make sure you avoid the mistakes most people make and do what the top 5% Internet Marketers are doing to make more than the other 95% combined.

This blog gives great value for FREE – imagine what I can teach you when you pay for the privilege of being in the room?!?! That is what successful know – the investment pays for itself 10 times over.

To put things in perspective – I took 3 ideas from ONE User Testing Review that increased my conversions by 12% that equates to more than $10,000 of ADDITIONAL NEW SALES of ONE product.

With another site, I incorporated 7 subtle changes that have already increased back-end sales by 8.5% and reduced unsubscribes by 13.4% in the first week of testing.

The challenge you have (we all have) is once again what to change and not change and WHY!

Understanding the WHY means that you can do 10, 20 or even 30 User Testing Reviews and know what to ignore and what to focus on.

How would you like to know the drop-dead-easy strategy I use to get EXPONENTIAL RESULTS INSTANTLY that most people would not think of?

Ask me at the next event and I’ll tell you! This ONE tactic means I get 200, 300% or even 500% more out of EACH User Testing Review than what others are doing!

Yeah I know – that’s a tease – a tease to get you to come to my Bootcamp where for 36 hours you’ll be flooded with tips like this… Want to focus ONLY on the Internet, attend the one-day Internet Millionaire Marketing Event.

Marketing Mistake: Less Is More

Today’s exercise is the comparison of two YouTube videos. I’ll ask you to watch BOTH before you click on the Read More button that reveals WHAT the exponential difference is. This will take you 15 minutes, but it’s going to be well worth it. It’s an exercise that (1) You want to do in its entirety. If you cheat, the LESSON WILL BE LOST. (2) You want to set aside UNINTERRUPTED TIME to do this.

Here is the first video. Watch it from start to finish.

Here is the second video, watch it from start to finish.

Now, ONLY CLICK if you’ve watched BOTH versions. Continue reading ‘Marketing Mistake: Less Is More’

E-mail Tip Of The Month – Transactional E-mail

This is another one of the sources of 1 percent improvement that you can schedule to make on an on-going basis. I recently did this and increased the back-end sales for one product line by 36% in less than one month. I reduced my refunds by 1 less per week = $2,000 in SAVED SALES per year…

Don’t Neglect Your Transactional and Event-Triggered Messages

Because transactional, event-triggered and other service-based messages are typically the purview of IT departments, many marketers neglect to incorporate these business-critical messages into their email marketing programs. Of course, you need to carefully evaluate each transactional message and determine the appropriate strategy based on consumer expectations, preferences and CAN-SPAM regulations, but at the very least, you can make sure that the template and content properly reflect your brand.

If you don’t have access to deliverability metrics for your transactional email, you should add that to your list as well. Transactional emails that go undelivered for any reason can damage your brand and ruin a sale. Ideally, you should have a centralized view into all email being sent to your email recipients.

While Jupiter Research finds that the average retailer can generate an additional $2.9 million by adding cross- and up-sell promotions to transactional emails, that’s just one lucrative application. Adding relevant information or easy access to customer service support can go a long way to creating a satisfied customer.

Getting started with a marketing program for transactional email doesn’t have to be difficult, and the following tips will show you how:

Inventory Your Transactional Messages

The first you need to do is inventory all of your current and planned transactional messages. When evaluating your various types of customer email communications keep in mind that transactional messages take on many different forms. While confirmation emails for website registrations and product purchases are the most obvious, don’t forget to include warranty information, periodic account balance notifications, product updates and other terms-of-service communications.

Recently, I subscribed to a list and the FORMAT of the e-mails I was getting was so bad, my impression of the author was shaken with typographic and grammatical errors in the STANDARD message sections…

Create Objectives for Leveraging Each Type of Message

After identifying all of your transactional emails, the next step is to determine what kind of marketing messages are best suited for each communication. Adding cross- and up-sell product promotions to purchase confirmation emails is a good start, but there are many other messages that can drive customer retention and engagement with your brand. These include relevant resources, such as whitepapers and consumer guides, or even information on local weather or events. In some cases, you may just want to reinforce a positive perception of the brand itself. Just be sure your messages are relevant to the transactional message and your audience.

For ONE of my products, I did exactly that – DOUBLING my sales and increasing my unsubscribes by less than 0.6 percent. Then as I tracked the opt-outs – something weird happened – they went back down and to LESS than they were previously! People as it turns out WANTED more solutions… NOT fewer options!

Develop Dynamic Email Templates and Integration

In order to ensure that you’re adding relevant content, you need to design a dynamic email template with business rules that pull the relevant information from various internal and external databases. Integration with these systems will enable you to send a customized, real-time message that demonstrates your understanding and respect for the customer relationship.

I have to admit this is not easy – but at least KNOWING it can be done gives you inspiration for the future – when you do get to this level of sophistication, you are a totally streamlined online money-making machine!

Set up Tracking and Initiate Testing

The last step, and one of the most important, is to set up all of the proper email tracking and reporting mechanisms that will enable you to adjust your marketing programs based on real-time delivery and open and click data. Ideally, your email marketing system should offer a centralized view of all your transactional and non-transactional marketing streams. Of course, you don’t want to deploy something as critical as transactional email without proper testing. When setting up a testing program, make sure that you evaluate every aspect of the email – including design, integration, deliverability, tracking and reporting.

This is the easiest thing to do because most systems do it for you – all you need to make sure you do is set them up and then LOOK AT THE REPORTS!

The Top Website Mistake

As an Exponential Growth Strategist, I come across people who need help. In some cases a LOT of help, but the #1 problem most people have who are NOT getting results on the Internet make this #1 mistake. It’s disarmingly simple, yet they ignore this #1 mistake to their own detriment.

This #1 Website Mistake kills more profits than anything else.

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