New Media Marketing Case Study: How to Piggy-back On Emotional Anchors to Boost Your Profits

Madison Avenue advertising firms do it. Mainstream marketers do it. Political campaigns do it. They all piggy-back on the emotional anchoring created by famous singers, actors, and sports figures. It’s a marketing strategy with a proven track-record. People bond emotionally with people, with personal brands, and with your Primal Key™.

But what about online you when you’re marketing with New Media? How can you harness the momentum created by emotional anchoring and piggy-back off of words, quotes, images, or sounds that people are already familiar with?

It starts by understanding the simple truth of why emotional anchoring works in marketing. That is…

People buy what they like, and they like what they know

Familiarity breeds comfort. When you’re familiar with something or someone, you know what to expect. That makes things comfortable. More importantly (for marketing and sales purposes) familiarity and it’s offspring comfort both act to turn off the natural defense mechanism (skepticism) we all employ to protect ourselves.

Leveraging emotional anchors works so well in marketing because it accelerates familiarity and comfort. Its’ impact is instant, subconscious, and undeniable when it comes to boosting conversions.

Now, you may not be able to afford to pay Beyonce or Tiger Woods to appear in commercials for you. But you CAN leverage existing visual and auditory anchors, and using New Media Marketing — tie them to you, your product or your service. And you can do it in much easier, and much more cost effective way!

Here’s an example to get those Tribal Seduction mindset wheels spinning in your head.

A few good marketing ideas…

If I say "You can’t handle the truth!"… what movie do you immediatley think of?

"A Few Good Men." Right! It’s one of the most often quoted movie lines.

On the outside chance you haven’t actually seen the movie, you probably know what movie it came from and the context in which it was said. It’s familiar and it’s comfortable because it’s known.

The line was used in the climax of the movie. In what also was the most emotionally charged scene of the movie.

So where does New Media come in on this?And how does this help you with your marketing?

Well, lets take a look at a couple examples of how this famous movie quote was used in online videos. A few notes on what was done right. What could be done better. And what creative ideas you can come up with after looking at this mini-case study.

First the original clip

Let’s put things in context with the actual unedited clip from the movie.

 

OK, pretty powerful scene right? One of the most memorable in recent movie history.

So what can be done with this in New Media?

Follow along with me for a few minutes and find out.

Now, two examples: the good, the bad, and the "could be better"…

First; here’s funny adaptation that you’ll get a kick out of… especially if you’ve ever been attacked for being a good creative marketer. :)

Video Example #1:

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Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


Boosting Traffic with Google Universal Search (New Media Marketing How-To Guide #02)

Video Summary: Google’s Universal Search is changing search engine results and the way you get traffic. Here’s how you can benefit from Google’s Universal Search and New Media Marketing to get more visitors and traffic to your site. Download the full PDF Guide New Media Marketing Hot-To Guide #02: Boosting Traffic with Google Universal Search.

 

Sometimes we can feel like getting good rankings in Google search results is like climbing a huge un-scalable, insurmountable mountain. Google is always changing rules. It always seems like their out to get us; de-ranking sites, moving other people up, trying to figure it out.

And there’s something new that Google’s doing that means BIG changes and BIG opportunities when you market with New Media.

In today’s video and downloadable guide we’re going to take a look at:

  • What Universal Search is and why it’s changing the way your site gets ranked in Google
  • Who has an advantage in using Universal Search
  • And what actions you can take right now to start getting better rankings with Universal Search.
new media marketing with Google universal search Download the full PDF Guide here:
New Media Marketing Hot-To Guide #02: Boosting Traffic with Google Universal Search.

 

What do you think?

Did you get some new ideas that will help you get more traffic to your site? Maybe even some foot traffic right into your physical office or store? Share your ideas and insights in a comment at the Universal Search post at Tribal Seduction.

Got some other ideas on how to use Google Universal Search to boost traffic and exposure? Share in a comment too. ;-)


John Paul Micek is a co-founder of the international business coaching company RPM Success Group ® Inc. He and his partner Deborah Micek are authors of the hit book Secrets Of Online Persuasion, and creators of the BLOG i360™ New Media Marketing Site Creater.

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Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


New Improved YouTube Tracking Gives a Boost to New Media Marketers

Until now, when you posted a video to YouTube, tracking info was limited to how many times your video was viewed or commented on. Now Google has decided to boost YouTube’s tracking power allowing New Media Marketers to analyze video performance more effectively.

The new tools help put the performance of a video into context over time. You can see where your Tribe is coming from and how well your message is connecting to your audience. And… a big plus — you’re now better able to get ideas on how to improve your videos and track how your improvements translate into attention.

What YouTube now tracks for you

To access your new stats, log into to your account then “My account > Videos, Favorites, Playlists > About This Video.” Here’s what you’ll see when you do.

new improved youtube analytics for new media marketers

Obviously the wimpish stats that you had before are still available. (above)

new improved youtube tracking for new media marketers

The left side of your screen when in the “Views” tab will give you: (above)

  • How many countries your video was viewed in any given time period
  • An adjustable slider bar to select any time range you want since the video was posted

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Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


American Idol on iTunes: Good News for YOUR New Media Marketing

Fans can’t get enough of Fox’s hit show “American Idol.” And now Fox is turning to New Media to meet the demand and make millions more in profits. Good for them… and good for you!

Deb and I are still in San Antonio visiting with our friends Armando and Veronica Montelongo. Yesterday as Armando and I were developing his podcast strategy to leverage the popularity of their hit show on A&E “Flip This House” I came across this interesting tidbit of info.

This past Monday (02/18/08) Fox began their partnership with iTunes where American Idol fans can now purchase top 24 semifinalist performances exclusively on iTunes for 99¢ per song.

Why this is so cool is, just like Armando, YOU will be able to get a free boost to your New Media Marketing.

How?

Well… Fox is driving hundreds of thousands of people to iTunes who might never have heard of the service. That’s a lot of visitors. And even the people who are already familiar with iTunes will be returning there a lot more times than they would have without Fox’s push of American Idol.

It’s just like when a shopping mall has a great restaurant or high-end anchor store. That one larger store is usually marketing more aggressively. Many of the shoppers they attract explore the other stores in the mall while they’re there. They get the opportunity to get customers for free.

The same is true with American Idol promoting iTunes. You get the chance to attract more prospects and customers to your podcast as they “browse” around iTunes.

Just one more reason to get your New Media Marketing in full swing, and get your podcast going!


John Paul Micek is a co-founder of the international business coaching company RPM Success Group ® Inc. He and his partner Deborah are authors of the hit book Secrets Of Online Persuasion. They are creators of the ONLY Web site system to put New Media to work marketing FOR you — BLOG i360™. For media contacts or speaking requests & partnering inquires, contact J.P. at [krazycapitalist@gmail.com]. Or, share your thoughts & comments below.

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Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


New Media Marketing and Tribal Seduction Lessons: How $4.2 million Was Raised in 7-days

Seeing that this week was kicked off with Veterans Day here in the U.S., I thought it would be timely to share a quick New Media Marketing example where over $4.2 million dollars was raised for military families in 7-days! It is a good example of how New Media combined with Tribal Seduction strategies work with any size Tribe.

helping childeren of Marines and law enforcementRush Limbaugh was the catalyst for this big charity drive for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. (An organization dedicated to helping the children of Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who lost their lives while serving our country.)

Now… love him or hate him — no one can deny that a loyal Tribe of 22-million weekly listeners is pretty solid evidence that Rush is a master at playing the Tribal Seduction game.

I’m a big proponent of modeling success to cut the learning curve. I’m impatient and I don’t like to work any harder than I have to. So I’m always looking for real-life examples to get where I want faster and with fewer mistakes. I don’t care what side of the political isle, industry, business, or obscure niche I find an example.

In the case of this charity fund raiser case, Rush developed a New Media Marketing strategy that you can learn from and model, no matter what the size of your Tribe.

Extensive details leading up to this 7-day campaign aren’t necessary, but I’ll add some of the most surprising to the story as we go along.

So let’s get rolling. You with me?

Record breaking charity event — New Media powered…

Five channels were used to make this game plan work. One “traditional” channel, and four New Media channels.

The traditional:

  • Radio

The New Media channels:

  • Podcasts
  • Online Video (YouTube)
  • eBay
  • Blogs

What’s encouraging for small business owners and entrepreneurs about this example? It’s that mainstream, traditional media outlets had nothing to do with the success of the effort.

Getting the word out was a grassroots effort. It spread virally when the Tribe (and those sympathetic to the Tribe’s cause,) began using New Media channels like blogs along with additional podcasts and online videos.

The result — 201,000 pages created in one week around a unique keyword developed for this campaign. You can see this awesome display of the power of New Media power in the actual search results on Google.

Yes, yes. I know. You might be thinking, “Yeah, but Rush has a Tribe of 22-million people. That won’t work for me.”

Am I telling you that you can go out and make millions of dollars in 7-days? No way! That would be a load of BS. ;-P

What I am saying though, is these New Media channels work in proportion to the size of your Tribe. They work every time you use them. Yet, you do need to be using them in a strategic way.

Here’s what I mean…

Tribal Seduction in action

Technology only goes so far. It’s the publicity and marketing strategy of this 7-day campaign that really yielded the results. Makes sense, right?

There were a number of Tribal Seduction principles employed to get the word out, raise awareness and raise the record-shattering money in 7-days. But three really jump to the forefront.

Follow along with me here for three minutes and you’ll see all three principles in action:

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Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


How To MySpace for Fun and Profit (EPI 03 C and D) – How To Add Cool Layout to Your Profile

Learn tips to save time when selecting and editing your MySpace Layout.

In this video series, Coach Deb walks Coach Kathleen through the process of selecting your profile layout to reflect your “brand” on MySpace. This is the second part of this 4-video episode.

In addition to the “how-to pimp out your profile on MySpace” I also give an additional 9 MySpace time saving tips in the next video.

Part three (10min)

Here are just a few of the tips Coach Deb shared with her coaching client in this episode #3c on how to pimp your profile using easy layout codes for MySpace:

  • When to “just say NO” to codes on MySpace to avoid getting hacked
  • WARNING: Don’t be TOO different than your MySpace Tribe you’re trying to attract!
  • How to find new friends who are online NOW!
  • How to avoid layouts that will repel visitors
  • How to create interest in repeat visitors to your MySpace profile
  • Part four (10min)

    This last How To MySpace video will review specifically how to select the perfect layout for your business and brand, grab coding, and embed it easily in your profile, with a few tricks and time saving tips when managing your profile.

    You’ll learn a MEGA Tip on:

  • How to easily and quickly find your layout code and revise it in the future
  • How to use the “headline” feature to promote your own Web site or Blogi360 site
  • Coach Deb
    AKA: The Motivation MD on MySpace

    * NOTE – RE: The Organizational Table referenced in this video episode: Unless requested heavily here in the comments by MySpace fans to upload that tool to this post – the pdf will be uploaded to the Member’s section of The Business Owner’s Coaching Club for VIP coaching clients of RPM Success Group Inc.


    Deborah Micek is a co-founder of the international business coaching company RPM Success Group ® Inc. She and her partner John Paul are authors of the hit book Secrets Of Online Persuasion. They are creators of the ONLY Web site system to put New Media to work marketing FOR you — BLOG i360™. For media contacts or speaking requests & partnering inquires, contact Deborah at [MotivationMD@gmail.com]. Or, share your thoughts & comments below.

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    Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


    Tribal Seduction Principle #05: Connect to Convert With New Media Marketing Reversals (Pt 2)

    Do you remember hearing in part one of this article why old-school interruption style marketing is dead? It’s true, especially online. We looked at one cause, the "Delusional Coma". Then we showed how you can reverse that common online marketer disease and use it to your advantage with the Tribal Seduction Formula; CHARM™ (Captivate – Hook – Advance – Reinforce – Motivate).

    As you read through part two here, you’ll quickly see how to turn the challenges of marketing and selling online into big advantages for you.

    Let’s get right to the second major cause for the death of interruption style marketing…

    Reversal #2: The waves and the weather

    In the regular off-line world, weather is simply a set of meteorological conditions we experience in any geographic area. The marketplace is no different.

    If you were to assume the conditions of the online marketplace are the same as last year, that would be just as silly as crossing the Rocky Mountains in January without checking the weather forecast. Don’t try this at home kids… either one will lead to injury or death! ;-)

    Today’s online marketplace is a new world thanks to the influence of New Media and Web 2.0. And this is a big problem for many marketers.

    Old school marketers resistant to marketplace changes are like Eskimos building igloos in Hawaii. They can be the best at what they do, but continue to rebuild what won’t work in this new online environment.

    Three years ago a shift in the mainstream marketplace began like tiny waves lapping away at the shoreline. Today, those changes have become a tsunami of change sweeping across the business landscape.

    That tidal wave of transformation is powered not so much by New Media itself. But by the illusion of control that New Media gives to the "man or woman on the street." (Yes, it is an illusion, and we’ll be discussing in detail how you can covertly harness and benefit from this sociological fact as time goes on.)

    online marketing transformed by new media marketing waves

    The reality of the marketplace is this; the "average Joe and Jane" have grabbed their surf boards and are freely riding the waves of the New Media marketplace. They "get it." The ones sitting on the shoreline watching in fear are small business owners, marketers, and sales professionals.

    Some eager marketers do dive in. They doggie-paddle furiously, trying to peddle their wares using New Media channels with old-school marketing tactics. But as they flail about in the fast moving waters, they’re caught up in hidden rip-tides and swept away very quickly. Their videos, posts, podcasts, and entire web presence flounders as the marketplace pummels them like a 40-foot wave on a black-flag beach day.

    There are only so many more days they can crawl back up on the beach of constrained thinking and return to poorly veiled versions of their old tactics. Soon the rising tide consumer control will swamp the beach, and their businesses. Trust me — you DO NOT want to join them.

    So how can you dive in to the New Media marketplace and not get swamped?

    Well, there is the obvious — following along, engaging, and making connections here at Tribal Seduction. :-)

    But the most important action you can do is to grasp this simple Tribal Seduction mindset:

      People buy WHO you are, NOT what you are selling.

    Re-read that and let it sink in for a minute.

    No matter how good you are at what you do in life, it’s not as important as who it is you are.

    once you grasp that mindset, get out into waters of the New Media Marketplace. there are three ways for you to start applying this new mindset to make a heck of lot more money (and make it easier too.)

      1. Find the influence leaders (those who gather Tribes of raving fans in social networks, blogs, podcasts, online video, and even off-line on specialized cable channels. Observe who these people are, what they do, and how their fans respond.
      3. If you’re the sharp marketer I know you are, (and yes I know that you’re a savvy person because you’ve read this far,) then building a true "Web presence", not just a Web site should be tops on your list too.

    "Web site" vs. a "Web Presence"

    A Web site sits there and you work for it. You drive the traffic, the content is only seen by people who come to it, and it is a one-way channel.

    A Web presence on the other hand — it lives and works for you… 24-7-365! Add content to different New Media channels and each channel will work for you, bringing people from targeted Tribe to you. You can use individual channels like blogs, podcasts, online video and social networks combining them on your own with list-building and conversion sites. OR you can use a complete integrated Web presence builder like the BLOG i360 New Media marketing system.

    No matter which route you start with, remember the Tribal Seduction mindset of "WHO is more important than WHAT."

    Don’t worry about finding people succeeding in Tribal Seduction in your niche. It’s actually an advantage to model ideas from outside your niche or industry. Just start out with two or three of the most popular shows, sites, or personas for each channel and follow them regularly.

    When you do this you’ll begin to see the "Who you are, not what you’re selling" principle at work. And as you learn more secret tells of Tribal Seduction, you’ll be able to put it to work for you.

    You can use both the Delusional Coma and the Waves and Weather to your advantage. These two factors are working together, and they’re changing the rules for marketing online.

    No longer can you just be a Marketplace Molester, "info-product" pusher or List Pimp

    It’s true both online and off-line, (unless you want to work 4-times as hard for a fraction of the results.) The big bucks and the big fame are being garnered by those who use the Tribal Seduction Formula of CHARM to continuously move people to higher and higher levels of seduction.

    If it’s not obvious to you yet, it will become crystal clear as we begin to reveal more of the Tribal Seduction mindset needed to win friends and influence people in today’s marketplace.

    As we roll into Tribal Seduction strategies, and various studies or commentaries on online marketing strategies that work with people (instead of using them) — you’ll see how you can win where yesterday’s gurus are faltering.



    John Paul Micek is a co-founder of the international business coaching company RPM Success Group ® Inc. He and his partner Deborah are authors of the hit book Secrets Of Online Persuasion. They are creators of the ONLY Web site system to put New Media to work marketing FOR you — BLOG i360™. For media contacts or speaking requests & partnering inquires, contact J.P. at [krazycapitalist@gmail.com]. Or, share your thoughts & comments below.

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    Replication 102 – Making Email Work for You

    615960_email.jpgYahoo! Groups and many social networking sites offer the capability to receive email notifications of new messages to the group, as well as of private messages and other events of interests to you from the site. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen say that they were going to turn it off because they were getting too many emails.

    Big mistake!

    See, here’s a fundamental lesson of replication (and, by the way, one of the basic principles of David Allen’s Getting Things Done):

    Consolidate your inboxes.

    Almost every time I see someone move to web-only participation, guess what happens? They eventually trickle off to almost no participation. Sure, some stay engaged, but they’re doing so horribly inefficiently.

    582774_circles_forever_2.jpgSee, it takes time to switch tasks. If you want to maintain some kind of presence in, say, 100 or more different groups (not sites, groups), you can’t be hopping around between them on the web. Logging into the different sites, going through your list of groups that you’re a member of, entering the group, scanning the topics, trying to determine stuff that’s interesting from stuff that’s a waste of your time — that’s all incredibly time-consuming.

    What I’m going to do is show you how to consolidate everything into TWO inboxes: one for email and one for RSS. This week we’ll look at email and next week at RSS.

    Step 1 – Turn ON all your email notifications. Yup, you read it right – turn everything on. New messages, friend requests, private messages, etc. – you want it all. You’re going to learn how to process it hyper-efficiently, so don’t sweat it.

    Step 2 – Set up ONE folder for all your bulk mail and group notifications. Some people make the mistake of trying to create folders for each site, in the illusion that this somehow makes it more organized. Remember, we’re trying to consolidate inboxes here — creating separate folders isn’t consolidation — it’s just more fragmentation, more inefficiency.

    Step 3 – Create an email rule to route all of the mail from your discussion groups and social networking into that folder. Now this may seem to violate the rule about not having more than one inbox, but there’s a difference here. See, you want to break things down into handling buckets, and you are going to process these messages differently than you do the rest of your email. You don’t want all of those discussion messages, most of which you’re going to delete, getting in the way of essential business correspondence. If you don’t know how to set up an email rule, find a tutorial online.

    Step 4 – Separate the signal from the noise. Once, maybe twice, a day, you’re going to process these group messages. First, sort the folder by subject. Click on the first message and then scroll down using your scrollbar (not the arrow keys) until you find the first message with a subject line that sounds interesting to you. Press the shift key and click on the message just above the one you want to read, and then press Delete. See, it doesn’t take any longer to delete 100 messages than it does to delete just one or two, and it only takes a fraction of a second longer than it takes to scan through them. Do this all the way down the list. You should delete at least 85% of them on the first pass.

    Step 5 – Read and select. Now you’re down to a much more manageable reading list. If there are several messages under the same subject, read the first message. Is it interesting and relevant? If not, then delete ALL the other messages with the same subject. Don’t read them — just delete them. If it’s interesting, now scan through the replies — is there someone you respect who has replied? Read their response. Is it still interesting? Did they thoroughly answer the question, such that no additional information is needed, or has it turned into an open-ended discussion. If you don’t have value to add, delete the rest of the discussion and move on. This process should delete about 80% of what was left after the first pass.

    Step 6 – Read and reply. At this point you should only have a handful of discussion threads — maybe a dozen or so per day — that are interesting, relevant and open-ended, i.e., appropriate and valuable for you to reply to. NOW, read the whole thread — read what everybody had to so. There’s no point repeating what someone else has already said, and you want to be able to respond to multiple points in a single post, not make multiple individual replies (see 5 Ways to Act Like an Expert in Online Communities).

    Using this approach, you should be able to write 8-10 posts a day in a fairly small amount of time — maybe an hour, tops. And just because of the nature of the system, you will end up spreading your presence around in proportion to the amount of value you have to contribute, i.e., places where your participation isn’t worthwhile won’t make it through the filtering process.

    You don’t have to be engaged in a daily basis in a group in order to be thought of as an active member. It’s far more important that when you do participate, you create value, and preferably within the context of your expertise and your business.

    Next week we’ll look at how to apply the same techniques using RSS and blogs.

    Scott Allen helps people turn virtual relationships into real business. He is coauthor of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online, an A-list blogger as the Entrepreneurs Guide for About.com, and a monthly columnist for FastCompany.com. He runs his latest project, Revenue River, on the BLOG i360 New Media Marketing system.

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    Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


    How To MySpace for Fun and Profit (EPI 03 A and B) – Pimp Your PROFILE Page

    Does your MySpace Profile reflect “the real you” and your business persona?

    If you’re not quite clear what a brand is, or how to brand yourself on MySpace – you’re at the right place! In this video series, Coach Deb walks Coach Kathleen through the process of branding yourself on MySpace, from creating the perfect URL in the last episode, to finding the perfect layout in this 4-part video episode in this post.

    WARNING about MySpace:

    In addition to the “how-to pimp out your profile on MySpace” I also gave Coach Kathleen over a dozen coaching tips throughout the first two videos alone on what to do, and what NOT to do when branding yourself on MySpace – including a tip on how to avoid sites that have codes disguised as a layout but actually created by Hackers!

    Enjoy this episode – it’s broken up into FOUR-PARTS over the next two blog posts!

    The first two videos in this post will give you an overview of how to Pimp Your Space, give you warnings about places to go to find codes and avoid the hackers.

    Part one (8min)

    Here are just a few of the tips Coach Deb shared with her coaching client in this episode on how to pimp your profile on MySpace:

  • The answer to the famous question, “Who is TOM from MySpace?”
  • Branding Tip: How to stand out from the crowd on MySpace
  • How to create cool slide shows – where to go to find the best sites
  • How to save a ton of time using “right click” on your mouse
  • How to trigger the EMOTION of your visitor on your MySpace profile
  • Where to go to find cool, safe layouts for your MySpace page
  • Change your password often to avoid those nasty hackers using your site for evil
  • MySpace Organizational Tips to save yourself a TON of time in the future as your profile develops
  • Part two (4min)

    The second two videos in the next post will specifically go over how to select the perfect layout for your business and brand, grab coding, and embed it easily in your profile, with a few tricks and time saving tips when managing your profile.

    Coach Deb
    AKA: The Motivation MD on MySpace

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    Deborah Micek is a co-founder of the international business coaching company RPM Success Group ® Inc. She and her partner John Paul are authors of the hit book Secrets Of Online Persuasion. They are creators of the ONLY Web site system to put New Media to work marketing FOR you — BLOG i360™. You can reach Deborah at [MotivationMD@gmail.com]

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    Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

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    Replication 101 – Why to Appear to Be Everywhere at Once

    Before we look at how to be everywhere at once, shouldn’t we ask ourselves why we would want to be?

    If you’re already famous outside the internet, people will come to you online. Guy Kawasaki, Bob Lutz and Tim Ferriss could just write their blogs and attract thousands of readers and hundreds of comments without spending any time participating in social networking sites, leaving comments on other blogs, doing social bookmarking, etc.

    peoplearrow.gifBut for the rest of us, we can start our own conversation — blogs, discussion forums, etc. — but if that’s all we do, it will likely be a field of dreams. You can’t build it and expect that the people will come — you have to go out into the virtual world and join the conversation where it is already taking place. Where are the people who are your target market talking about the things related to your expertise and your business? THAT is where you need to be.

    While I agree with J.P. that new media changes the rules of marketing, there are some things that remain the same. And one of them is the concept of “reach” and “frequency”. Simple enough — generally in marketing, you want to increase the number of people you reach and the frequency with which which they hear your message. The catch is that with constrained resources — your time and budget — there’s a trade-off between reach and frequency, i.e., increase one and the other goes down. For example, an ad that reaches more people costs more money, so you can’t afford to buy as many spots, so the frequency goes down.

    In the social media context, for the small business owner, the constraint is usually time, not money (since participation is usually either free or for a fixed monthly fee). You only have so many hours in the day you can spend participating in new media, and if you spread that across a large number of sites, you will increase your reach, but decrease your frequency.

    But in the social media context, it’s a little more complex than just that. For one thing, as J.P. alluded to in the article linked above, in new media, there is such a thing as too much frequency. This is true even when you have permission. For example, a group in which you participate regularly may be perfectly happy to have you announce that your new book has been published, or that you’re offering a teleclass that you only do once or twice a year, but start trying to announce something every month and your welcome will wear thin very quickly.

    For another, as he pointed out, the quality of those frequent interactions means everything. If those appearances consistently appear to be self-serving, every increase in frequency will actually hurt you, not help you. And if they are simply perceived as being low-value contributions (”me too”, “way to go”, etc.), then a high frequency will hurt you, as well. You may not be seen as a shameless self-promoter, just a boor.

    So now that we’ve established that there’s such a thing as too high a frequency, as well as too low, what we need to do is figure out the optimal frequency for participation and then maximize our reach within our resource constraints.

    everywhereonline.gifOr, in plain English, we want to be in as many places as possible, but with enough quality interaction in each place to actually accomplish something, and not just be a drive-by.

    As my coauthor and I wrote in one of our FastCompany.com columns, I Am Not a Number!:

    The first thing you have to do is get the right frame of mind about why you’re using technology to help you manage your relationships. It is not so you can pretend to a larger number of people that you care about them when you really don’t. It’s so you can treat more people who you really do care about as you would like to treat them, if only your brain were capable.

    Let’s extend that beyond individual people and let’s say communities. What you want to do with these new media tools isn’t to mine these communities to see what value you can extract; what you want to do is monitor these communities to see what value you can contribute. And when you consistently create value for other people, they will create value for you.

    Over the coming weeks I’m going to be showing you how to appear to be everywhere at once — specific strategies for effectively engaging in multiple communities with less effort. But for now, let’s start by getting in the right frame of mind.

    Scott Allen helps people turn virtual relationships into real business. He is coauthor of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online, an A-list blogger as the Entrepreneurs Guide for About.com, and a monthly columnist for FastCompany.com. He runs his latest project, Revenue River, on the BLOG i360 New Media Marketing system.

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    Coach Deb - Deborah Cole


    Entrepreneur / Speaker / RaceCar Driver

    Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

    Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.