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N e w P o s t s (4)
1. Ward Dougherty
~Mail List problems
2. Don Wetmore
3. Christopher Mawhood
~ Non-English Websites SOMEHOW get onto YAHOO !!!
4. Frank Jamison
~ Affiliate program directory feedback needed
A l e r t S e c t i o n(1)
1. FBI, DOJ Issue List of Worst Net Threats
Site Review Responses (0)
~ Robert Lee
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From: Ward Dougherty <email@example.com>
Subject: Mail List problems
I am getting bogged down, time wise, with my Ezine Mailing
List. I finally got it Alphabetized using Excel, I think????
I now have approximately 4,300 Email Addresses. A lot of these have come
from opt-in Emails. I have tried several methods to get more opt-in Emails
from Water Sports people, but haven't been that successful up to now.
My problem with my Email List now is; it is so manual and time consuming.
A friend of mine suggested an auto responder, which I am not familiar
I told him that I was going to Email you for suggestions.
This is the type of system I would like:
(1) Alphabetize Master list.
(2) Be able to see it and it not be stored in a "little black box."
(3) Be able to add or delete Email addresses.
(4) Also, have them broken down by source where I got the Emails.
Like Subscribers, Opt-In Emails, Etc. Right now I have my Email
List separated into about 13 sub-groups and are sending them
through the Jackson State Community College Server, because my
Internet Provider began cutting down on the number of Emails that
I could send at once (50 approx.) I can send approximately 300+
at a time through Jackson State's Email Server and then get all my
incoming Email, as before, through Aneas Internet Service.
(5) Some system that would reject an Email already on my Main List,
like using "My Favorites File" where it rejects any Website URL that
I try to enter to a particular category, such as "Swimming", if that URL
is already in that File.( Wishful thinking on my part?????????)
(6) Another problem I have is when someone wants to Unsubscribe using
their Primary Email address, and I don't have that address on file, but
another Email Address that they also use that links back to their
Primary Email Address. If they would follow my "REMOVE"
instructions; that works great with my manual system. I can then narrow
down their Email Address that I have on my Main List, as well as my
I am open to any suggestions that you might recommend.
Thanks, and l bring me up to date with what is going on with you.
Note from Moderator.
There are many software solutions, some expensive, some free.
You can get their software (mail server) installed on your computers.
For this you need fast connection, as all the letters are originating
from your computer.
This is very flexible solutions, although expensive.
Check out their site here.
You can also get set-up on their website and they will run your newsletter
The same functionality but you are not limited by bandwidth of your
connection. Info at url above.
2. Free solutions is www.egroups.com
It is free and I can see that it is being used a lot recently by many businesses.
It has many features but it is not as powerful as unitymail.
Free might be a factor.
I'm not sure how flexible is that one, but it is also free or for a fee with
4.cgi.elitehost.com is called Subscribe Me Pro
5. iMakeNews.com which let's you create both HTML and text-based
email newsletters, effortlessly.
6. You can also check "Email Experts" at http://roibot.com
The reason I'm listing these sources is that I'm myself now investigating
best solutions for Adland Digest (reaching 20,000 subscribers).
If you know about other solutions or have any experiences with the
above, please send it to digest.
======================N e w P o s t i n g (2)========================
From: "Don Wetmore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: "Christopher Mawhood" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Non-English Websites SOMEHOW get onto YAHOO !!!
I would like to pass on to Adland Digest readers
a VERY good way of getting a Non-English website
on to Yahoo! within say 48 hours
- I found this out completely by accident ???
Even though <for example> my Nederlandse
<Dutch> is rudimentary but sufficient I set up
<please do mention either the war or copyright>
and then advertised it with all the LOCAL Nederlandse
<Dutch> search engines I could find
The next thing I discovered was that I was on Yahoo in
48 hours !!! - while a website in English takes weeks/months
I have done the same with other non-English AllAdvantage sites
with similar results - please see
<Russian but not yet in the public domain - look at it to see why ?>
Frankly the best results are from the Northern European
Languages - i.e. North of the line from Vlaamse Ostend via/ Aachen
<Aix La Chapelle>/ Luxemburg/Basel/Schweitser Deutsch/
I had hoped that my Portuguese site would be a success
- BUT I now understand that Brazil is not yet in AllAdvantage
as compensation I hope it will be by 31.12.00
To translate your website into another European language
you can use
BUT please get a native speaker of that language to correct
Final advice to Adland Digest readers - GO NOW FOR GERMANY
And Final Question - Should we submit our English websites to
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======================N e w P o s t i n g (4)========================
From: "Frank Jamison" <email@example.com>
Subject: Affiliate program directory feedback needed
My name is Frank Jamison and I am starting a new affiliate program directory
abd shopping mall. I would like to get some input on advertising resources
for my site, as I am on a limited budget.
I also saw your request for input on DigitalWork. I have placed an order
with them for 500 web cards. I will let you know of my experience with them
when the transaction is complete.
I would also like to request a site review from your readers. The site name
is AffiliateMall2000.com. It is an affiliate program directory and shopping
Lastly, I saw a request for offline advertising resources online. I would
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From: "Robert Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "Rhonda Blum" <email@example.com>
Dear Bogdan and Fellow Subscribers-
I have been a reader for awhile, love your ezine and value your
I am constantly tinkering with my site http://www.rrwizards.com.
small business resource.
Since I work alone, I have not gotten any outside opinions.
Can you please take a look and give me any comments and suggestions.
I appreciate your time.
I'll take a quick look.
First off, reduce the size of your overall table, it shouldn't be 830 pixels
wide, just 800. Most monitors are set at 800x600 resolution and I personally
hate to scroll left and right. This will put some people off, but more
importantly, many will just miss the info on the right side that is hidden
off the screen.
You prominently state "As a service to our customers and visitors to our
site, we have developed this online Business Resource Center." yet the link
takes me to 2 items, nicely chosen to help me promote an offline business,
but hardly worth the effort in seeing them. The Vision USA 2000 product had
no link and the text "Free sample offer on select items to qualified
respondents." - could you not expand on this and let me know if I qualify
already? and tell me where to inquire about this particular product? If I
just stumbled across your site, wouldn't it be helpful to have ideas about
off-line promotional techniques? How to send the products, how to choose who
gets what? That type of thing?
"The show's a week from Monday..." line is an attention grabber, but
shouldn't it lead to a better catalogue of possible items, not just your
contact phone number (with NO email address in sight)? I realize that the
links on the left are the products, but the buttons are terribly done, some
with text running beyond the edges of the buttons, not a very professional
I realize that "Click here to email us" is a link that opens up my mail
program and will allow me to send you a message, but why is your email
address not actually written anywhere on your site?
Your form states that you have a catalogue that can be sent to someone
requesting it. A picture of it would be nice here.
Overall, you have a great site that needs navigational improvements and
additional information to help new customers. If this is just a support
website for your existing customers, they'll certainly appreciate a better
design structure and links system.
As for the Giftmaze.... that's a whole different topic, maybe you'd like me
to share my opinions about that site as well some day?
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Marketing On The Internet Today Is A Brand New Ball Game.
Here Is What's Really Working Now!
By Cory Friedman, Successful Internet Marketer
It's amazing, every month thousands of internet newbies come online and
soon enough, many of those newbies start off on the long journey of learning
the skill of internet marketing. Usually the first thing that these newbies
do is gather as much information on internet marketing as they can. Since
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As these newbies become more advanced they will have tried many different
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Back in the beginning of the internet it was a much easier time for
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