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Car sales in America reach six year high

Motorists and car insurance policy holders in America bought more cars in April 2013 than they have in any month in the past six years, prompting hopes that the country is now on track for a full economic recovery. 1.5 million vehicles were sold in the States in August – up by 17 per cent from the previous year – and all three US domestic carmakers have reported double-digit domestic sales increases in the month of August. America is the world’s second largest market for cars, but the sector has been badly affected by the financial crisis, with demand and consumer confidence dipping dramatically in recent years. But the rise in year-on-year car sales in the context of a general trend for upwards economic growth has made industry watchers optimistic.

Being Realistic About Your Content Marketing Campaign — A SPN Exclusive Article

Here are 3 things I wish someone had told me when I launched my own blog seven years ago. Maybe, if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have struggled so much in the beginning! You Will Struggle for Topics Most of my clients tell me that coming up with topics for their blog is the hardest part of investing in a content marketing strategy. They either think that A) their industry is boring (in which case I think it’s time to find a job you like!) or B) no one is interested in hearing what they have to say. That’s not the case! Your industry is only as boring as you make it out to be. What’s old news to you might be ground-breaking to your readers; you just have to package it the right way! Case in point: the brilliant video by the . Would you have ever ranked razors in the “cool” product category?

The 10 Commandments for Online Marketing Success – A SPN Exclusive Article

Just like there are reckless and foolhardy methods you can use that will absolutely assure marketing failure, conversely, there are sound, proven, time-tested techniques that will greatly enhance your chance for marketing success. Following are The 10 Commandments For Online Marketing Success… 1. Thou Shall Have a Clear Vision and Goal There’s an age old proverb by Thomas Edison that famously states: “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” Truer words have never been spoken. You need to have a plan before you start a business. Why is a business plan so important? Because a properly constructed business plan is like a roadmap to your goals – a GPS if you will.

5 Things Your Press Releases Should Be Doing — A SPN Exclusive Article

Submitting press releases has become the new “in” thing for internet marketers. Sure, press releases are a great way to gain exposure and build quality backlinks for your website. However, this entire strategy is based on the assumption that you’re publishing the right kinds of press releases. If you’re dealing with quality press releases, they should be doing these 5 things: 1. Providing Information – Not a Sales Pitch This is the single biggest reason that press releases wind up in the garbage! By definition, a press release’s job is to inform the media of something new, not to sound like an infomercial. When I was in the news biz, we had an all-too-commonly used phrase when we received press releases like this – “send ‘em a rate card.” After all, what you’re really doing by publishing that salesy press release is asking for free exposure on their station, on their website, or in their newspaper. Instead, you’d be better off asking for a rate card – or, the card that TV stations and newspapers use to determine advertising rates. From an internet marketing perspective, many of the good press release distribution websites will not accept your release if it sounds like a sales pitch.

10 Ways to Be Successful with Affiliate Sales

Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to get started making money online. In essence, what you are doing is selling other companies’ products for a commission. You can make money without developing your own product or building your own sales site. All you do is promote the product and send the customers to the company’s site to make the purchase. Of course, I don’t want to make this sound too easy. It does take work, commitment, persistence and time like any other business.

When Paid Search May Be Losing You Money and You Don’t Know It

Using a PPC strategy was a good idea. From your perspective, it’s worked and it’s making you money. The figures tell the story. The click through rate is above average. The keywords and ads are working well. And you’re getting a satisfactory conversion rate and ROI. But simply taking your results at face value can give you a false picture. Because you can be making a big mistake when looking at these. The criterion of success for PPC search is whether it can meet your goals profitably through conversions.