Archive for April, 2009

Social Networking, Comments, Forums, and Discussion Boards (Part 5)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

You might also want to consider setting up a page on social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace that target wide audiences. Lots of businesses set up pages and share information about their services and products, and it can be a great way to build both personal and professional relationships and keep customers informed about your products.

Comment sections and Forums are another way to drive traffic to your site. While some forums and blogging sites discourage links in comment sections, they’re usually permissible if you’re also providing useful content. Consider setting up usernames on consumer sites where you’re likely to find a motivated customer base and start participating in discussion boards and forums. If you sell wine glasses, consider joining informative consumer wine sites. If you give informative and interesting feedback in forums, comments, or discussion boards, other visitors are more likely to click on links you include in your text.

Tight budgets don’t have to mean less advertising. The internet if full of opportunities to target and teach motivated consumers. By creating blogs and articles and posting links on related sites, you not only create a free marketing program, you also lure educated consumers who are more likely to purchase your products or services regardless of the economic climate.

Aids Coalition of Southern New Jersey Launches New Website

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Aids Coalition of Southern New Jersey (ACSNJ), a comprehensive social service agency with a wide array of programs and services for individuals and families suffering with the disease we now know as HIV/AIDS, recently launched a new website.

Designed and hosted by World Wide Web Communications, ACSNJ’s’s website features a great deal of information about the organization, which is located in Belmawr, New Jersey.

Whether you are looking for volunteer opportunities, an internship, program schedule, news, employment opportunities or how to donate – you will find the information on the website.

Over the years the face of HIV/AIDS has changed and new challenges have emerged. Today, 74% of those living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey are 40 years of age or older – many of whom have children, spouses, partners or extended family that need their support. Unfortunately, many individuals living with this life-altering disease face a multitude of challenges related to caring for themselves and their loved ones. These include homelessness, unstable housing, inadequate food, lack of financial resources, discrimination related to disclosure of HIV status, depression and chronic fatigue to name a few. ACSNJ helps clients address these and many other issues and provides meaningful opportunities for them to manage the disease and continue to contribute to their families and the community.

The mission of the ACSNJ is to provide comprehensive support services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties of New Jersey, through leadership and community collaboration. ACSNJ’s new website can be viewed at http://acsnj.org/.

Link Exchange and Affiliates (Part 4)

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

In addition to content building such as articles and blogs, you might also want to consider link exchanges and affiliate programs with related companies. For example, if you sell wine glasses, consider building a relationship with a winery or wine dealer. You can set up a traditional affiliate program with incentives or you can simply ask to exchange links in order to help drive traffic to your respective sites. Large businesses usually require a formal partnership or affiliate program while smaller businesses are more likely to set up a basic link exchange.

MESCO Launches New Website

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Marine Equipment and Supply Company (MESCO) of Thorofare, New Jersey, a wholesale parts and accessory distributor serving the recreational marine trades since 1910, recently launched its new website.

Designed and hosted by World Wide Web Communications, MESCO’s website features a bold new nautical design that lets the viewer know precisely what it does as soon as the site pops up in the browser. Besides providing the standard information about the company, the site takes advantage of several new features such as Google Maps to display its location, a password-protected “Dealer Cove” section for its distributors and an interactive feedback form for easy lead generation.

MESCO’s new website can be viewed at www.mesconet.com.