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(Free) Minisites Webinar Next Week

FREE TRAINING ALERT …
Wednesday, December 3, 4p Pacific / 7p Eastern
Mini Sites With Paul Colligan And Jim Edwards

For the details, send a blank email to minisitewebinar@aweber.com

If you know anything about me, you know I came from the world of Microsoft FrontPage (you remember it, it was that simple WYSIWYG program for making Web sites). That world has gone away as the “powers that be” have tried to make Web Design harder and harder (and much harder than it needs to be). Yes, Microsoft actually killed the FrontPage product for another product that, well, I’m not impressed.

There have been three trends in the marketplace to respond to this simple fact.

  • Many have chosen to Blog instead of create HTML pages. I understand this response and am somewhat guilty of it myself.
  • Some have picked the product XSite Professional as a replacement for FrontPage. I don’t blame others for this and certainly own a copy too.
  • Some have embraced the “Mini Site” teachings of my old friend Jim Edwards. Jim is KING of getting stuff done the fastest and easiest way possible.

Last time I chatted with Jim, I found out that he’s “updated” his whole Mini Site philosophy to what he calls “Mini Sites 2.0.” I, personally, think it deserves a 3.0 or even 4.0 upgrade myself – but that is another story all together …

Next Wednesday, Jim and I will be doing a (Free) Webinar where we’ll be chatting his new take on things. I made him give me an outline of what he wants to cover and here is what he’s promised …

First of all, we’re going to use a new tool to create a REAL mini-site LIVE on the webinar in 4 1/2 minutes. That should be fun!

Also promised (you know Jim likes to teach …)

  • Specifically how “real” multi-million and multi-BILLION dollar companies use mini-sites to promote products (and you’ll even see a “sneaky trick” one multi-million dollar company is using to test which version of their mini-site is getting the best results so you can cash in too!)…
  • The one-and-only “magic” formula (Jim’s phrase – not mine) for cashing in online (he claims everything else is just a more complicated version of this simple, POWERFUL formula you MUST know and understand).
  • The “online funnel” business model that made Jim a millionaire — and why he’s ABANDONED that model forever! (You read that right… he took the business model that made him a millionaire and threw it in the trash! Find out WHY you should too!)
  • The NEW “wagon wheel” business model and why it’s easier and faster than the old model (and a lot more fun too)!

Want access directions?

Send a blank email to minisitewebinar@aweber.com and we’ll get you the details and access information (it’s Aweber.com so you know you can unsubscribe at any time and it will be honored accordingly).

I love doing Webinars with Jim – it should be a great time for all!

Web 1.0 Marketing Goes Web 2.0 with InternetMarketingBrainDump.com

Update: You just have to offer bonuses for something like this. It’s kind of a “tradition” for us Internet Marketing types. Read about my bonus program for Armand’s Internet Marketing Explained program.

My friend Armand Morin (you’ve seen him comment around here) is a classic “Web 1.0” marketer. He’s made millions doing it and I respect the heck out of this guy. Disclosure.

He’s launching a new product called “Internet Marketing Explained” that’s pretty impressive – but this post ain’t about encouraging you to purchase.

Visit www.InternetMarketingBrainDump.com for more if you are interested however.

He’s done a few things in this launch that are pulling him over from a 1.0 model to a 2.0 model. I thought you’d be interested.

One thing he is doing is putting his “launch” up on a traditional Blog with full RSS, etc. He’s encouraging his affiliates to cookie customers on the way to the blog (you bet I’m doing it) so the affiliate link can be tracked but after that … it’s a 2.0 world all the way. It’s an excellent Blog too – lots of video content, great training, etc. – and importantly, no opt-in required to participate.

He’s also using a powerful Internet Video to bring people into the mode of what he’s putting together. Right now you can watch the video at the Braindump link listed above. He used the same guy we used to produce the PremiumCast.com commercial and although cheesy as all get out (so was ours, let’s face it), it does produce an emotional punch that is very valuable. Conversions at the end of the video to the opt-in list have been very impressive to say the least.

Whereas video might not seem as “2.0” to this crowd realize that a large chunk of Internet Marketing still works/exists in the traditional ‘sales letter’ model. Why those “cheesy sales letters that nobody buys from?” Well, because, simply, they work. A move outside of the proven model is impressive indeed. Yes, Armand has done video work before – but this process kicks it up a notch.

Finally, and this is a bit more subtle, he’s giving away a “report” as an opt-in mechanism that doesn’t require an opt-in. Traditional Internet Marketers would do the “give me the email before I give you the report” but as you can see right here, his PDF “Eye-Opening Report On The Simplicity Of Internet Marketing” is free to download with no strings attached.

You don’t see that often in this space.

I wish Armand the best of this launch. If you learning nothing from his Internet Marketing techniques, learn from something from how they’re changing in this Web 2.0 world.

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Web Design Webcast Next Thursday

Next Thursday at 10a Pacific, I’ll be doing another of my AskPaulColligan.com Webcasts. This time the topic is “Web Design.” Free for all.

Your ticket price, ask a question about web design. Doesn’t have to be a good one, I’m just trying to get an idea of the issues and questions out there.

Should be an interesting mix of blog versus html and FrontPage versus anything that’s come out since 2003. I’m looking forward to it.

More details at the site.

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Token Pays The Bills Post (TPTBP) – The Design Dashboard

Warning: if you are against a post that helps pay the bills, please ignore this one.

I’ve been promoting Marlon Sanders Design Dashboard product for the last few weeks. It’s very impressive. If anyone on this list still does their own graphics and design, this toolset, training program and template pack can save you a lot of time and effort.

I put together a video that walks through the program. If you want a copy, send a blank email to dashboardvideo@paulcolligan.com.

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FrontPage Search Engine

With Google’s new Coop Program, I’ve made some major changes in my search engine projects.

Meet the new FrontPage World Directory.

Here are some popular searches – very cool:  FrontPage Hosting, Free FrontPage, FrontPage Search, FrontPage Templates, FrontPage Help.

If you know of any sites that I should at to the results, please let me know!

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The Future of Microsoft FrontPage

Things are finally public.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA101205221033.aspx

In short, there is no “next” version of FrontPage. It has been split into two new products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and Microsoft Expression Web Designer.

Just keeping you in the loop.

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FrontPage Users – Submit to FrontPage World Directory

If you’re a FrontPage user (or have anything to do with the world of Web design), please consider submitting to the FrontPage World Directory. Like the MyPodcastCenter Podcast Directory, it is designed to give people the kinds of inbound links that they are looking for.

It also has the same viral option for bringing your ranks up.

BTW, if you do have a site of legitimate interest to the Web Designer (including anything Internet Marketing), please feel free to submit as well.

Be proud of the Website you developed with Microsoft FrontPage.

New Directory for Microsoft FrontPage and Web Design

The FrontPage World Directory has been a long time coming. The goal here is to make this the default directory for all things Microsoft FrontPage. I think we’re getting there fast.

If you do or know anything about Web design, please do submit a site to the directory. If you know anything about SEO, you know the power of a good inbound link. This directory has been developed to deliver just that.

Great thing about this directory, it isn’t just about FrontPage and Web Design. In the “Other Interesting Websites” area, we’ve got a directory of Podcasting sites – and are willing to take on more categories Just make a suggestion accordingly.

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Marketing Makeover Magic – My New Favorite Web Tool

Marketing Makeover Generator – my new favorite Web tool. It’s the latest from Alex Mandossian, Armand Morin and Rick Raddatz.

$1 trial – give it a whirl – it will knock your socks off.

I’ve cut my customer aquisition costs for 123PodcastLaunch.com by more than 25% after a few weeks of using it.

And I’ve only just begun.

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Adsense Versus Yahoo Day 2

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m comparing Adsense to Yahoo in a pure numbers format. Same site, same ad placement, let’s see how they go.

Now, Adsense prevents folk from giving the exact details in their EULA, but let’s put things into perspective here.

Day 2 of testing – Google is seeing 3.2x better clickthroughs but only 1.58x the effective CPM. If you run the numbers deeper that means that Yahoo is paying me more per click but Google is getting so many more clicks that they’re paying me more for the same ad space.

Keeping you the loop.

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