Why I’m Switching To GetResponse

I’ve been using Aweber for many years and have been very pleased with their service.  

Over the last couple of months they’ve had some issues with DDOS attacks, but I know they’ve handled that situation about the best they could.  My decision to switch to GetResponse is not because of anything Aweber is doing wrong.  It’s more about what Get Response is doing right.

The primary reasons I’m making the change are..

  1. I find GetResponse to be more modern, intuitive and newbie friendly
  2. My lists have grown stagnant and this is a great way to streamline and re-evaluate my email marketing
  3. I like the ability to better split test my email campaigns and track links
  4. I think their forms and landing page creator will generate higher conversions for me.
  5. I like their affiliate model, and to be a better affiliate I need to know the product well.
  6. They gave me an iPad that I won in a random drawing at an event.. how cool is that…

If you’re looking to step up your email marketing or just finally start building a list.

Click here for a free trial of Get Response!

 

 

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SIMPO – The Way Of The Visitor

When I was in my early 20′s I studied Kenpo Karate.

Kenpo is also known as “the way of the fist”, because practitioners of Kenpo needed only their fists, and not weapons to fight.

When I was practicing Kenpo I always visualized an opponent in front of me.   It enabled me to have much better form and advance much more quickly.

I realized that this is a Big Secret to Internet Marketing success, but so many newbies don’t do it.

They don’t visualize a Visitor on your site, they just throw a bunch of stuff on their site and hope for the best.

So I just created a new Internet Marketing style…

SIMPO – The Way Of The Visitor

Or….

Simple Internet Marketing Philosophy and Objectives

Or..

Keep it Simpo Stupid

Let’s face it.   Most website owners forget the absolute most critical element to their website.

What do they want their visitors to do?

You need to imagine all the different types of visitors who are hitting your site, and drive them to the path that benefits them, and you… the most.

Forget the fancy graphics, forget the super long articles, forget the 2 dozen ads you’ve got all over your site.

Drive them to take one action, and visualize how your visitors view your site and content.    Look at your analytics and find out what keywords most of your visitors are finding your site for in the search engines.

Is that content easy to find and will your visitors be blown away by the value of your content?   Or are they leaving in 2 seconds because your site is confusing and unfocused.

The more you think like a visitor, and less like someone whose trying to make $0.30 on an Adsense click, the more success you will have.

Next time you’re working on your site think about SIMPO.

How can you make your site more user-friendly and drive your visitors to take the action you want them to take?


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How to pin Asana or any web app to your taskbar

asanaAs the New Year approaches many people are getting organized and planning the upcoming year.

It’s safe to say that “Increasing Productivity” is right up there with losing weight for New Year’s resolutions.

I spent Christmas day organizing my office, email, computer files and most importantly planning out my tasks and goals for the new year.

Over the last year I’ve been using Asana as my task manager, project manager and as a place to do idea dumps whenever they hit me.  Which is often.

I’ve always had Asana pinned to my Chrome bookmark bar, but I thought it would be even better if I could make it a desktop app that’s run from my taskbar.  Or better yet, have it open in a resized window with no toolbars added.

I searched for this but didn’t find a tool for it.

However, Chrome has a shortcut function which is the next best thing.

So if you’ve been looking for a way to add a webapp like Asana to your taskbar so it will open in one click,  this is all you need to do. Continue reading

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Grab All My Plugins At WPUnite.com

wpunitelogoI’ve just gone into beta for a new WordPress brand I’m building called WPUnite.

This will be a repository for all my WP plugins, themes and training.

Basically for one low yearly membership fee you can get access to any plugin or theme I create.   Product launches can be tiring.. so I’d rather just put all my plugins under one umbrella membership site.   And I’m sure you’d rather pay one time and get all my stuff.

Anyhow, it’s a work in progress, but new members are signing up every day.

Join us before the price goes up.  (Regular membership price will be $47 a year)

Click Here To Learn More About WPUnite.com

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Monitor and Track Your Online Stats

Website Stats DashboardI’ve rebranded my website stats dashboard service with a very original name.

WebsiteStatsDashboard.com

This is a new promotional domain for our ACME Dashboard service.

Track Google Analtyics, Social Media, Rankings, and a whole lot more.

It works on any mobile device and you can even use to share stats with your own clients and customers.

Learn more and watch my demo video here.

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