Top 3 Internet Marketing Products of All Time

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If you had to pick the top 3 products, developments, or innovations of all time that have impacted the Internet Marketing niche the most what would they be?

Here's my top 3:

1) The multi-functional Autoresponder - couldn't run my business without it

2) The affiliate program - still the easiest way to get mass traffic for "free"

3) Wordpress (or Blogger) - turned regular non-technical people into Internet Marketers with their push button, user friendly system for creating web pages. This helped to dramatically increase the number of customers in the industry.

Honorable mention: Jeff Walker's "6 figures in 7 days" launch - led to Reese's million dollar day, the product launch formula, and the entire industry thinking "bigger."

What are your top 3?
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  • Profile picture of the author eiilers
    1) Wordpress
    2) Market Samurai
    3) iContact/Mailchimp/Your Favorite Auto-responder
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  • Profile picture of the author EdgeStorm
    1 - Delavo
    2 - Autoresponder
    3 - Camtasia
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  • Profile picture of the author LovelyCornSyrup
    Does a college education count as a product? I mean, you have to pay for it, and the education system in America is a business.

    1. Major in Marketing
    2. Minor in Comp Sci
    3. Certificate in Web Programming or Design

    That way you can take techniques proven to work in other fields, and adapt them to the Internet. Plus, if you can't make it work you've always got something to fall back on.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by LovelyCornSyrup View Post

      Does a college education count as a product? I mean, you have to pay for it, and the education system in America is a business.

      1. Major in Marketing
      2. Minor in Comp Sci
      3. Certificate in Web Programming or Design

      That way you can take techniques proven to work in other fields, and adapt them to the Internet. Plus, if you can't make it work you've always got something to fall back on.
      Best ever? Not sure. How's that working out for you?
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    • Profile picture of the author eiilers
      Originally Posted by LovelyCornSyrup View Post

      Does a college education count as a product? I mean, you have to pay for it, and the education system in America is a business.

      1. Major in Marketing
      2. Minor in Comp Sci
      3. Certificate in Web Programming or Design

      That way you can take techniques proven to work in other fields, and adapt them to the Internet. Plus, if you can't make it work you've always got something to fall back on.
      I would have to say College and Secondary education was probably the biggest waste of money for me in IM. But I am glad it worked out for you!
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Well, taking the Warrior Forum as a given, let's be a bit contentious ...

        Maybe not so much nowadays, but these three corporations (you could call them 'developments' for the purpose of this thread) have probably impacted on individual IMers the most over the last few years:

        PayPal
        Clickbank
        Google

        Love them or loathe them, they opened the door for just about anyone to start receiving payments, grab (or offer) products to sell and have a targeted market within easy reach.


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  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    1. A Computer (Can't be an internet marketer without one!)
    2. Autoresponder
    3. Programs that make websites easy to create (WordPress, etc)

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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Autoresponder
    Affiliate marketing
    Warrior Forum

    #3 taught me how to use #1 and #2 to make a fortune.
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    1. The Warrior Forum - in no way sucking up...this forum is the very reason I don't have to cold call just to make next months rent.
    2. The affiliate programs I use for sure - I wouldn't be making nearly as much and I would be working a lot more without them
    3. GoToMeeting (or your webinar provider) - I use this all the time in my businesses for webinars, live interviews, and mind master groups...all of which make my sales boost incredibly.

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    The warrior forum hands down
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    1. The Warrior Forum (Wouldn't have had a clue without it when I started)
    2. Autoresponder (The cliche is true)
    3. Easy website builders (Html Kit, Xsite Pro, Nvu, Wordpress, etc)
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    1.) Aweber
    2.) EasyClickMate
    3.) DLGuard
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post


    1) The multi-functional Autoresponder - couldn't run my business without it

    2) The affiliate program - still the easiest way to get mass traffic for "free"
    Ron, I agree with you on the top two but my third would be all of the sites out there now that will accept your content and give you links.

    If you remember, it wasn't that long ago that the only way your content was distributed and syndicated was if you did some solo advertising in an ezine, or gave away viral reports and ebooks.

    You practically had to do a j.v. deal to get a link.

    (yeah, I know it's not a product, but it's still pretty revolutionary as far as changes go
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    If you had to pick the top 3 products, developments, or innovations of all time that have impacted the Internet Marketing niche the most what would they be?
    1. The rescinsion of the NSFNet Acceptable Use Policy, under which any and all commercial exploitation of the internet was expressly forbidden.

    2. The University of Minnesota licensing fee for its gopher implementation, which led most schools and government agencies with sizable gopher databases to seek a replacement - and find Tim Berners-Lee's hypertext work.

    3. The Sprint digital data network, which deregulated usage by the customer almost entirely and paved the way for the residential ISP.

    These three things combined are what gave normal households access to a world wide web where advertising was allowed in the early 1990s. Lacking any one of these things, internet marketing as we know it could never have existed.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      I was just about to suggest the hyper text transfer protocol ....

      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      2. The University of Minnesota licensing fee for its gopher implementation, which led most schools and government agencies with sizable gopher databases to seek a replacement - and find Tim Berners-Lee's hypertext work.
      In 1991 I started college and Gopher was all the hype at that time. The instructor of my first college computer course used to tell us with great confidence that "Gopher is how you will communicate in the real world after you graduate". I want a refund on my tuition.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

        In 1991 I started college and Gopher was all the hype at that time.
        Yeah... I would have agreed with your professor. See, every time people tried to tell me how awesome HTTP and HTML were, they'd say "look, you can make text BOLD and ITALIC."

        And I'd say "Can you make it green?"

        Which, at the time, you couldn't. And I'd point out that through the use of ANSI control codes, gopher data could be colour-coded by subject, but hey - who needs 16 colours when you can have BOLD and ITALIC?

        The real killer for HTML was the IMG tag, when they came out with it. Gopher didn't do pictures... just text.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
    I agree with yours 100%!

    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    If you had to pick the top 3 products, developments, or innovations of all time that have impacted the Internet Marketing niche the most what would they be?

    Here's my top 3:

    1) The multi-functional Autoresponder - couldn't run my business without it

    2) The affiliate program - still the easiest way to get mass traffic for "free"

    3) Wordpress (or Blogger) - turned regular non-technical people into Internet Marketers with their push button, user friendly system for creating web pages. This helped to dramatically increase the number of customers in the industry.

    Honorable mention: Jeff Walker's "6 figures in 7 days" launch - led to Reese's million dollar day, the product launch formula, and the entire industry thinking "bigger."

    What are your top 3?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason James
    Jeff Walkers P0roduct Launch Formula should definetely be mentioned...IMHO
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  • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
    1. The Warrior Forum
    2. Wordpress
    3. Camtasia
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    • Profile picture of the author mcmahanusa
      Perhaps not in the top 3, but single malt scotch should get at least an Honorable Mention.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    Good ones. I am going to check out the Affiliate program. I am trying out a few new products, but I know there is still so much out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Sepich
    PHP code...Most of the cool IM scripts/software are PHP based

    Hot Conference Chat Rooms/Skype, etc...Lets IM'ers connect and share in real time like never before.

    Broadband Internet Connection....Most of what is being done now in IM would not work with a dialup.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandraworsely
    The above mentioned products are all great and powerful.

    I'll go for Google, Affiliate Program and Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    If you had to pick the top 3 products, developments, or innovations of all time that have impacted the Internet Marketing niche the most what would they be?

    What are your top 3?
    1. Adsense and Pay Per Click advertising

    2. Social bookmarking and networking

    3. Broadband Internet and resulting spread of video with YouTube

    In a broader sense, 'do it yourself' style things that let us all become creators of content - with channels to monetize them. That's what gave smaller players a chance to enter into and engage in global commerce, even if on a tiny scale!

    All success
    Dr.Mani
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    1. wordpress
    2. adult affiliate programs
    3. google
    The passive income that keeps on going. Cha-ching!
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