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bigbe1
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Newbie looking for some direction

Hi all, I finally built a site, had an ebook written and registered with clickbank. I have a couple questions as I am not sure what to do next.

First, my site is http://www.myelomasupport.com and would appreciate comments about that site and whether I need to do more to the site. A strange topic for some but it has some special meaning for me. Perhaps a bit of a challenging topic to start with. But let me know what you all think.

Second, with a site ready and clickbank registered, what do I need to do next to get traffic? From articles I read here it seems I need to maybe go the route of PPC and/or submit some articles. Is that about right?

What is next? How do I get some sales and how long should I expect this to take?

Thanks for all the help all of you have provided just to get to this point.
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jasondodd
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Good start with your site, some quick suggestions I'd make ...

- try to create more visual interest with the text, break it up with a table or colored background using a div, or even some small images. you could also spread the content over multiple pages.

- make sure the images are as small as you can get them Kb-wise (without sacrificing picture quality) i noticed some of the pics take a short while to download

- maybe a newsletter sign-up box based on some free content out of the book

The buy now is clear and stands out well - good stuff.

Before you dive into PPC I'd suggest you work on your SEO, get your site ranking for your keywords using a tool like Traffic Travis.
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maryt
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Hi Bigbe1,

Your site is not loading. I was checking this now. Anyway, with your questions:

With a site ready and clickbank registered, what do I need to do next to get traffic? From articles I read here it seems I need to maybe go the route of PPC and/or submit some articles. Is that about right?

- Yes. But have you already done keyword research for your website? You should at least have several keywords ready to promote your pages. Focus first with on-page and off-page SEO to get indexed and collect backlinks. You may want to read Affilorama's marketing ideas section to get you started on your website promotion.

For PPC, this is a separate form of advertising that requires deeper knowledge and understanding. But I advise you to take one step at a time. Try to do "free" advertising and promotion first like building backlinks (see link above to get good suggestions on how to do this). Once you already know SEO, then you can proceed with PPC and maybe run a small campaign first to test if it works in your niche.

What is next? How do I get some sales and how long should I expect this to take?
- This question really depends on well you do with your traffic. If you are really doing good with SEO or PPC, then expect some results. Do not forget to also track your traffic stats and analyze everything including, web visits, bounce rates, and click through. This way, you will have an overview if the methods you are using to promote your product are really converting into sales.

Let me know if the site is loading so I can review your page as well :)

Mary
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mark schaaf
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I would get your book on amazon, Mark just had a webinar the other day about amazon and e books that was great and it sounds like it would be way easier then having it on clickbank and writing articles and all the other stuff that goes with it. I wouldn't do any ppc for the most part it is a big waste of money.
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wahmom2011
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Hi Mary,

Can you tell me how to create a hyperlink at the top of a page that will take my visitor to a different section on the same page?

For example, if I had a FAQ page with the questions at the top, and if they clicked on the question, it would take them directly to the section on the same page where the answer is located.
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maryt
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wahmom2011 wrote:Hi Mary,

Can you tell me how to create a hyperlink at the top of a page that will take my visitor to a different section on the same page?

For example, if I had a FAQ page with the questions at the top, and if they clicked on the question, it would take them directly to the section on the same page where the answer is located.


Hi,

Yes. I am actually not that adept to html but what I usually do is I go to easy html editor to get the right code. You may try this one for your website: http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp ... _locations

That will help you edit your page on the way you wanted your links to be. If you are looking for explanation on how to do the html above, you can see a short tutorial here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000049.htm

I hope that helps. Let me know if you still need assistance. :)

Mary
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jimcoe
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@wahmom2011:

Do a Google search for "HTML link to anchor" (without the quotes).
Or see: tizag.com, where all types of links are explained.
See the red part - which says:
href="http://www.cnn.com/" Links to other domains outside your website domain.
Local - href="../internal/mypage2.html" Links to other pages within your website domain.
Internal - href="#anchorname" Links to anchors embedded in the current web page.

Basically, you set an "HTML anchor", with a unique invisible name, just in front of where you want people to go on your page. Then you create a normal HTML link to it (by its name) earlier on your page.

Here is an example:
First the visible text (but don't expect it to work in this post):

Find "mission critical"

A thorough evaluation of your current world view will reaffirm your web existence beyond a doubt. Upscaling your network will result in a fairly excellent systemic data interchange synchronization, thereby exploiting technical environments for mission critical broad-based systems, electronically speaking.

Now the HTML code, (which makes the top "mission critical" phrase a link to the "mission critical" phrase in the lower paragraph):

<p>Find &quot;<a href="#my_anchor1">mission critical</a>&quot;</p>
<p>A thorough evaluation of your current world view will reaffirm your web existence beyond a doubt. Upscaling your network will result in a fairly excellent systemic data interchange synchronization, thereby exploiting technical environments for <a name="my_anchor1" id="my_anchor1"></a>mission critical broad-based systems, electronically speaking.</p>

I bolded the important bits above.

Hope this helps...
_jim coe
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