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Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
Re: How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Thanks for your reply and suggestion. I'll take it under consideration.
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
Re: How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Thanks for your reply and suggestions. I'll give it some thought.
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
Re: How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Thanks for your reply and for the good suggestion. To answer your question, yes, the majority of the promo entrants seemed to be freebie seekers. I advertised my Giveaway/Sweepstakes on a couple of...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
Re: How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Thanks for your reply. I've thought about putting some type of infoarticle together to offer as a freebie for incentive, but I just can't convince myself it's something knife folks would want.

If...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
Re: How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I've realized after the fact that I missed out on a great opportunity to collect subscribers in addition to entrants
when I did my Giveaway promo. I gave away...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
Re: How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Thanks for your reply. What a great idea! I have no idea how ClickBank works, but a little research will fix that. Thanks again for a great suggestion.
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By mimart
How do I get folks to signup for my Newsletter?

Hello everyone,

I got such valuable feedback from my last post/question, I'm turning to you folks again for some answers. Thanks in advance for being there and being willing to share your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and for the complements on my site. I have gotten a lot of good advice from this forum and am now trying to put some of it in play.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply. This particular Hen & Rooster knife is no longer available from standard wholesalers. I would imagine, for that reason, the price has been inflated by those who have it in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate the suggestions you made. I think you and several others have the right idea in that I need to educate my perspective buyer about the uniqueness of Damascus steel;...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and for your complements on my website and for your suggestion about Ebay. I'm holding back on Ebay as a last resort. I don't want to list there unless I see that it's not going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply. I've done a handful of video reviews that I've posted to Utube. You are right. I need to add one to the HOME page and create a section on the site for archived videos.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and the suggestions. That's really good input. I like your suggestion to use the email addresses to acknowledge folks who enter my GAW. I was planning to wait till the end of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and the suggestion. I've not considered Divers knives, but that's an idea I'll give some thought to.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and the suggestions about the email list. Thanks for your concern about my stress level as well. It is getting a little uncomfortable. I'm in debt with all this knife inventory...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for the good suggestions. I really appreciate you taking the time to point these things out. I think you've got something there with the suggestion to advertise the fact that I specialize in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your suggestions.

1. Knife Depot has been around a long time. I launched my store in October of last year. I would expect them to have more reviews based on their sales and service...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and your suggestion. The average monthly search volume for "damascus knives" and "damascus steel knives" is about 5400. Thanks for your opinion on my HOME page content. From...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and for your suggestions. I appreciate it. I agree with you, I'm in a niche market. If you're not a knife enthusiast, why would you want to buy what I sell?

Fortunately for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Sid, thank you much for that very valuable information. I haven't been totally pleased with my HOME page copy either, simply because after reading and re-reading it myself numerous times, I wasn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply. I'm not emailing as of yet. I don't have any subscribers to my newsletter.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and suggestions. The 1400 are entries to my Sweepstakes GAW, not subscribers. If I'm not mistaken, I need to have opt-in permission to email these folks my newsletter as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and suggestion. Since the start of my GAW campaign, I'm averaging about 30-35 visits a day to my website. So, maybe I shouldn't be worrying too much at this juncture.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Re: Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Thanks for your reply and suggestion. I appreciate it. I'm in a niche market. There are not a great many searches for the product I'm selling, not like there would be if I was specializing in pocket...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By mimart
Am I just not marketing effectively, or am I trying to sell products that no one wants?

Hello everybody,

Although I'm trying to stay positive, I can't help but be a little concerned at my absence of sales. I'm an online retailer offering physical products - knives, to be exact. I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mimart
Re: Advertising sweepstakes giveaways.

Thanks for your insightful reply. I do have misgivings about combining the Bing Ad campaign messages. My reason being, if I do that, I'm encouraging searchers to leave my website store to go to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mimart
Advertising sweepstakes giveaways.

Hello folks,

I'm pretty much a newbie here, so I hope I'm allowed a little leeway to ask "dumb" questions. I think my question qualifies for this forum. I posted the same question in the "Social...
Forum: Social Media 24th January 2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By mimart
Facebook or Instagram contest giveaways

Hello folks,

I'm pretty much a newbie here, so I hope I'm allowed a little leeway to ask "dumb" questions. I think my question belongs more in this forum than the General Questions. Here's a...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st January 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input. I am planning to do another campaign with Bing Ads. I'm steering clear of Google for the time being.
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st January 2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input and the link to the thread. I am planning to do another campaign on Bing Ads.
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 19th January 2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input. If I read lentebriesje's post correctly, I would have to stop offering a large part of my inventory in order to comply with Google Adwords rules for search ads. I'm not willing...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 18th January 2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for taking the time to register. Your input is really appreciated and the timing is perfect. For the last couple of days I've been pondering how I'm going to change my website presentation and...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 16th January 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your continued input. I agree that I need to remove the slider image on the HOME page. I also agree that I need to edit my copy to remove the self-defense/weapon aspect of the tactical or...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 16th January 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input. I agree with you that I need to change the slider image and you're probably right about the CSR. The ones I talked to did seem to just be repeating the company line without...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th January 2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for the suggestion. I've run an ad campaign on BingAds and had no problem getting it approved. But, after 3 weeks, it just didn't get enough impressions and absolutely no conversions.

I...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th January 2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
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Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th January 2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input and the complements on my site. The Google and Facebook ad rejections are an irritant and they leave me scratching my head as to how to promote my site. I've considered doing a...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th January 2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input. As in my reply to Lucid Web Marketing, I don't have a problem deweaponizing my Browning slider image on the HOME page. It does pretty much promote the knife as a self-defense...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th January 2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

The Browning knife in the slider image on my HOME page is a tactical knife. That doesn't necessarily mean it's solely for self-defense. It's also designed for utilitarian uses. Tactical is pretty...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 15th January 2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Thanks for your input. I spoke with a CSR from Adwords via email and he, at first, led me to believe my site had passed muster, but needed further approvals. When he finally came back to me, he said...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 14th January 2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

I apologize for taking so long to reply. I didn't have my settings configured for email notification of replies to my posts. I forgot about my question to the Forum.

Thanks for your suggestion...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 14th January 2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

I apologize for taking so long to reply. I didn't have my settings configured for email notification of replies to my posts. I forgot about my question to the Forum.

I sell tactical knives which,...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 14th January 2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Re: What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

I apologize for taking so long to reply. I didn't have my settings configured for email notification of replies to my posts. I forgot about my question to the Forum.

I tried to initiate another...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 7th December 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By mimart
Lightbulb What are advertising alternatives for ecommerce knife store? Google says NO!

Hello everyone,

This is my first post. I've never seen so much valuable information in one forum. What a find! Here is my advertising dilemma as an internet retailer:

I sell knives, primarily...
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