Blog Domain Name Scam: Four Signs to Look for and Not Be Fleeced!

Blog Domain Name Scam: Four Signs to Look for and Not Be Fleeced!

Renewing blog domain names is usually an annual activity.  Depending on the promotion of your domain name provide, you can renew from 99 cents (for new domain names) to $15 (for renewals).

Depending on the domain name provider, such as GoDaddy, they will send you emails way ahead of the domain renewal date.  However, we are all busy and if you we do not pay attention, you can be scammed when renewing your blog domain name.  You may receive an email, phone call, or a letter stating that you need to renew your domain name.  The problem is that they ask you to pay astronomical prices for your domain name renewal.  They are counting on you not to know the pricing of your domain name and they communicate a sense of urgency for you to immediately act.

The following is a letter I recently received concerning the renewal of one of my domain names.  The following are five telltale signs to look for when these scam domain name letters come in the mail:

  1. Letter comes from a company you didn’t originally buy your domain name
  2. They are demanding that you renew your domain name far ahead of the renewal date
  3. They say it is not a bill but they are asking for payment.  It must be a legal loophole
  4. The domain name price, in this case, is three times the price of what you normally would pay for a name

They depend of you not paying attention to their communication.  They are hoping that you are so busy building your business that you will pay them and get it off of your desk.

So beware!  Take the following steps:

  1. There are many good resources for your domain name.  Get your domain from reputable, well established domain name companies such as Hostgator.com, Bluehost.com, GoDaddy.com, and Namecheap.com
  2. Sign up for email notifications from your domain name providers so that they, and only they, can notify you of an upcoming domain name renewal
  3. If you have someone else handle your payments, let them know the name of the companies you purchased your domain name(s)

Following these steps and you will not be taken advantage of when renewing your blog domain names.

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Seven High-Value Offers that Increase Your Blog’s Traffic and Company’s Bottom Line

Seven High-Value Offers that Increase Your Blog’s Traffic and Company’s Bottom Line

blog, blog traffic, blog content, website trafficLearning how to use your blog to develop high-value offers is important for leads. As a business owner, you are always concerned with the following to grow your customer base and company bottom line:

  • How do I increase the number of leads to my blog or website?
  • How do I increase the number of people who see my product, services, and/or ideas?
  • How do increase the number of people who buy my product, services, and/or ideas?

Without leads, no sales, without sales your business no longer will be in business. So how do we increase blog traffic, increase leads, and ultimately increase traffic? We can do this by offering high-value offers to your potential customers. These are offers that are very relevant to your potential customers and provide solutions or ideas to grow their business. They are free value-added content for the customer.

The following are the five advantages of offering high-value offers:

  • Keeps your organization in front of your customers and potential customers
  • Brands you as “THE” expert in your field
  • People love FREE content
  • People with share your high-value offers
  • People will share the content with others
  • Create massive leads and blog traffic that will lead to action (orders, newsletter sign ups, class and webinar sign ups, etc.)

Here are seven high-value offers that you can create today to increase your leads, conversions, and profits: (To read the rest of the article, go to http://www.blogtrafficguru.com/seven-high-value-offers-increase-blog-traffic)

Free SEO Webinar to Grow Your Business!

Free SEO Webinar to Grow Your Business!

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Want to learn how SEO can help drive massive traffic and leads to your website?  How much does page-one placement on search engines mean to your bottom line?  Want to double your sales in 30 days?  Then attend this FREE webinar on SEO secrets and grow your business!  Go to

Then attend this FREE webinar on SEO secrets and grow your business! By mastering your SEO, or search engine optimization, skills you will be able to drive massive traffic to your website, get more leads, and double your sales.  Why not invest one hour out of your busy day to learn how search engine optimization can help you grow your business?

Space is limited.  Sign up today!  Go to https://app.webinarjeo.com/node/webinar/view/5825-seo-secrets-to-creating-leads-and-increasing-your-bottom-line to reserve your seat today!

 

Social Media Marketing Expert Ed Sykes Shares Secrets at Women’s Conference

Ed Sykes Shares Social Media Marketing Secrets at Chesapeake Women’s Conference

Chesapeake, VA, April 13, 2016— Leading author, teacher, social media marketing coach, presentation skills coach, leadership, and motivational expert Ed Sykes of The Sykes Group gave a presentation at the annual City of Chesapeake Women’s Conference at the City of Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA on April 13th. The title of the presentation was “Three Powerful Social Marketing Secrets That Will Help Women Entrepreneurs Grow Their Businesses!”

The Chesapeake Women’s Conference was sponsored by the City of Chesapeake and Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. This annual fall conference allows women-owned businesses to gain valuable information business workshops, network with other businesses, and connect with valuable business resources.  Some of the resources available to the attendees were financial institutions, state and local agencies, business suppliers, and much more.  Some of the workshops included life and work balance, motivation, business goals, and social media marketing.

Ed Sykes, founder of the leading marketing, presentation skills coaching, and social media company, The Sykes Group, was one of the featured speakers that day.   He shared with the audience on how to use powerful social media marketing techniques to promote their businesses and create more business for their companies. “I find that many people have no idea on how to use social media marketing as a powerful tool to brand themselves, generate leads, and increase sales,” says Ed Sykes. “Social media marketing will help you to outperform the competition.”

The Sykes Group is the leading social media marketing coaching, presentation skills coaching, customer relations, leadership, and motivation expert for corporations, government agencies, and universities. The Sykes Group is located at 2476-115 Nimmo Parkway #196, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. For information on their programs, call 757-427-7027, email info@blogtrafficguru.com, or go to www.blogtrafficguru.com.

Social Media Expert Speaks at ODU Business Gateway

Social Media Expert Ed Sykes Speaks at ODU Business Gateway

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I had the pleasure of sharing my secrets for using social media market with a room full of business owners and corporate executives on February 3rd. It was a great group of students who were engaged, motivated, and had we have great interaction among the group.

It was a day-long workshop highlighting my social media marketing secrets to growing your business.  They learned how to create a social media system to market their businesses for low cost or no cost.  They were able to learn how to use a combination of videos, content, and other social media tools to market their businesses.

 
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