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Please need your help ???Views: 1235
Dec 08, 2007 6:31 pmPlease need your help ???#

Dave Parry
Hi, my name is Dave.
Sorry I have not been in contact for some time, but I have now finished my ebook on my 25 years experience in the health & wellness industry.
Any one of the pages may benefit you or someone you know.
I have just done my first web site ( not bad for a novice of 66 years young,) BUT I would value any help or suggestions on it as I am still learning.

www.behealthy-livelonger.co.uk

If you would like to know how I did my web site which was very simple, NO HTML post a message on the forum and I will let you know as soon as possible.
I hope to keep in touch from now on.
Many thanks for your time and take care of yourself.
Your friend
Dave

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Dec 08, 2007 7:36 pmre: Please need your help ???#

Steve Bralovich
Dave:

Pretty good website for your first try...

One thing I noticed is that your price is only in British pounds.

Does that mean you only plan on selling it in the UK? If not, I suggest you have some American prices too. Digital products can be downloaded all over the world so I wouldn't make my prospects try to do any math conversions right at point of sale...

What are you using for web stats. If you don't already have one, I recommend Google analytics or Statcounter.com

Both are free and are a great way to figure out how to fine-tune your site and marketing efforts...

Anyway, Dave nice site and good luck with it your ebook...

--Steve

Internet Marketing Tools Network
http://internetmarketingtools-network.ryze.com
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Dec 09, 2007 4:36 pmre: re: Please need your help ??? from Dave#

Dave Parry
Hi, Steve.
A big thank you for your help & advice, good points,
will take them on board & do something about it, Yes I was hoping to sell it worldwide.
So once again Many thanks.
Take care of yourself
Dave

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Dec 09, 2007 5:03 pmre: re: re: Please need your help ??? from Dave#

Steve Bralovich
Sure, my pleasure Dave...

How do you plan on getting traffic to your site?

Search engines? Paid traffic? Other methods?

Just curious...

--Steve

BTW, If you need a hand with anything, you can PM me about it.

Internet Marketing Tools Network
http://internetmarketingtools-network.ryze.com
Free Tools To Help You Sell

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Dec 11, 2007 8:00 amre: Please need your help ???#

Tariq Fayyaz
I visited your web page. it is great job. Please tell me while selecting a picture for your web page what made you select this picture

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Dec 11, 2007 5:26 pmre: from Dave#

Dave Parry
Hi, Tariq
Hope you are keeping well.
The picture I used was the best one I found that fitted in with my thinking, no other reason, Why do you ask.
Look forward to hearing from you
Take care of yourself
Dave
http://www.behealthy-livelonger.co.uk

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Dec 15, 2007 4:37 amre: Please need your help ???#

Marilyn Jenett


Hi Dave,

I have a couple of constructive tips, since you ask...keep in mind that these are based on my personal frame of reference.

First, you need to proof your content. The punctuation, spelling and grammar needs to be cleaned up. Others may not mind this, but for me, a site loses credibility instantly if there are typos and errors. I was especially bothered that the name of your book has so many different variations (grammatically) - consistency will create your brand.

Another thing that is important to me as a website visitor is the testimonials. They must be authentic. When I see a testimonial from a doctor or MD, I expect to be able to find that professional on the Internet - if not a website then at least a mention in some journal, article, etc. All doctors are listed somewhere. I could not find any reference to the ortho surgeon on the Web, except your own page. These may seem like small matters, but you know what they say, "God is in the details." So it's important that testimonials appear authentic. People DO look them up.

One last practical tip for Ryze. If you add "http:" to your website address, the url will become a hyperlink and make it easier for members to go to your site.

Like this:

http://www.behealthy-livelonger.co.uk

With a bit of streamlining, the page will be great.

Marilyn

Marilyn Jenett, Founder and Mentor, the Feel Free to Prosper Program
Website: http://www.FeelFreetoProsper.com
Ryze Network: http://prosper-network.ryze.com
Programs and Products: http://www.feelfreetoprosper.com/products.html

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Dec 15, 2007 5:23 pmre: from Dave#

Dave Parry
Hi, Marilyn.
Many thanks for your kind comments.
This was my first web site, but I will take your comments on board.
The doctor is a personnal friend and a praticing orthopedic
surgeon.
I have to say that I am as honest as the day is long and would never say or put in print anything that was not true.
why you cannot find him I do not know but he is very well respected in his field.
But once again many thanks
Take care of yourself.
Dave

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Dec 15, 2007 8:52 pmre: re: from Dave#

Kurt Schweitzer
Dave,

"Trust but verify."

Testimonials are strengthened when the visitor can identify their source and independently get confirmation.

A testimonial from a big-name celebrity is only good when that celebrity gives it via an independent channel such as the Tonight Show. Putting a big-name celebrity's testimonial on your website is useless because he/she can't be reached for confirmation - too many gatekeepers.

A testimonial from an unreachable unknown is worthless because nobody can track down the source to confirm that's what they actually think.

Your best bet is a testimonial from someone who is NOT a big name, but is easily located on the Internet. Someone like me, for example, who Googles well (lots of hits and the top one gets you to the right person). Someone who also answers their own phone.

Good luck!

Kurt Schweitzer
Urban Village Scooters

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Dec 15, 2007 9:23 pm re: from Dave#

Steve Bralovich
That's a good point Kurt...

Just for fun I Googled myself and got back 59,000 results and I know they're mine because my name is not that common. It went on for pages, LOL

Yours came back with over 800,000. Do a bit of writing Kurt?

Anyway, it illustrates the need for having references that are believable and reachable.

--Steve

Internet Marketing Tools Network
http://internetmarketingtools-network.ryze.com
Free Tools To Help You Sell

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Dec 16, 2007 4:54 amre: re: from Dave#

Kurt Schweitzer
Steve,

I hope you remembered to put my name in quotes to reduce the number of results!

I don't do THAT much writing, but I've been putting stuff on the Web for over 13 years now. It DOES add up! Most of my activity has been on discussion groups like this one, but I have created somewhere around 50 websites for customers over the years, and nearly 100,000 pages. (About half of those were on intranet websites hidden behind corporate firewalls.)

Also note that there is more than one "Kurt Schweitzer" out there. Those obituaries Google lists are NOT ME! I'm not dead yet! I feel like singing! (If you like Monty Python you'll understand.)

Anyway, this thread is supposed to be about Steve's website, not my Google listings. Let's get back to it.

Kurt Schweitzer
Urban Village Scooters

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Dec 20, 2007 6:37 amre: re: from Dave#

Marilyn Jenett


Dave,

I was not questioning your authenticity. I was just saying, as Kurt did so well, that with so much information offered today, visitors DO look for confirmation, and testimonials from doctors or high profile sources sort of "invite" visitors to check them out.

An true situation...

There is a huge Internet guru...one of the biggest. Just about every knows him. He's a marketing professional. Well, I went to one of his sites one day and there was a testimonial from a man who owns an insurance company. Since I was not interested in Internet marketing at that time, I wanted to find out what results this offline businessman got from Mr. Guru's writings.

So I contacted the insurance agency owner. Well, he was shocked. He told me that he had never given permission for Mr. Guru to use his testimonial or business name on the Web. He said his words were taken out of context anyway from an email he had sent Mr. Guru. In other words, a private email was used without approval.

But since Mr. Guru was so well known, I asked him what kind of results he got. He told me that I would learn a few tips that are worthwhile, but he couldn't honestly say his business had increased from Mr. Guru's membership package, blah, blah, blah.

So here was a testimonial that I assumed was authentic, only to find that the testimonial was not approved and that the business owner could not attribute any real results. And yet it didn't read like that on the Web.

So no wonder visitors have become less naive and want confirmation.

So it's not about you personally, Dave. It's about offering the kind of credibility that will earn your visitor's trust, as they don't know you.

I have fantastic testimonials - as far as I'm concerned they are the heart of the business - and I clearly state on my website that those original testimonials can be found where they were originally offered - on my Ryze network. Anyone can look up a name in a network archives and find their post. I want my visitors to know these are real people and they can contact them if they want.

I'm not saying everyone has to go that far, but if your doctor friend really wants to help you, he could provide you with either a website url, a city, the name of his practice, hospital, etc. Make him appear as real as he is. I googled the name and nothing came up.

Marilyn

A perfect gift for yourself or someone you care about
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Marilyn Jenett, Founder and Mentor, the Feel Free to Prosper Program
Website: http://www.FeelFreetoProsper.com
Ryze Network: http://prosper-network.ryze.com
Programs and Products: http://www.feelfreetoprosper.com/products.html

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