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Topics in this issue:
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Word from the Moderator
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Special Announcements
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Food For Thought (2)
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1. Are you REALLY a business-person?

2. Regarding "Dreaming or Reality"
Norvil Sims

Continuing Discussions (2)
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1. Re: Amalia's Apology
Douglas Sutter

2. Re: Axandria or IBP
Eva Marie Farrell

New Discussions (3)
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1. Fellow Marketers, Be Aware of another Scam!
From: Arkadiy Sherman

2. Affiliate marketing and spyware
From: Mireille Carrier

3. Your list is your Gold Mine.
From: Douglas Sutter

Site Review Requests (1)
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My first web page - http://www.ezleadcapture.com/lessons
From: Joe Rowley

Site Review Responses (1)
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Respond to Mark's review of my site.
From: Russ Wilson/Webintel

GUEST ARTICLE (1)
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CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY, by Gerri D Smith

Joke of the Day
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Word from Moderator
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Hope you are having a great weekend everyone! It’s Saturday night here in Athens,
and having nothing better to do (my disco days are long gone! LOL) I thought I’d
better put together another Digest issue before the posts get so many that I will have
to publish an encyclopedia!

A BIG thank you to all, for your participation – we have one TERRIFIC group of
members in AdlandPro!

Posting in the AdlandPro Digest Forum is ONE way of beating spam filters!
The AdlandPro Digest Forum can be found here:
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New Community Features
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Adlandpro RSS Feed System Gives Members 3 Massive Benefits

A new feature recently launched on January 26th, 2005 gives
community members a convenient way to keep up with rapidly
changing forums, a powerful means to promote their businesses,
and a chance to increase search engine rankings and popularity.

RSS Feeds are fundamentally dedicated data channels that
transmit specific and changing information directly to applications
called RSS Readers, notifying users almost instantly that something
in the information has changed. In layman's terms, gives you instant
access to changed information online.
Traditionally, RSS Feeds were used to distribute news however new
and exciting applications are popping up for this innovative
technology daily.

Adlandpro's RSS Feed uses RSS technology specifically to give
members access to changing forums and/or forum posts.
Members with RSS Readers can be notified in as little as 5 minutes
that someone has added something to a forum.

We have added this new feature in order to provide:

Convenience
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- The RSS Feed System will notify you of new posts and display
part of the message without requiring you to log on to the Community.
You can then decide if you need to read this now or 3 hours from now
and you can do so by clicking on the "Read More" link directly in
the message.
Forum Owners can be notified instantly that someone has made a post
to their discussion enabling them to moderate immediately if necessary.


Additional Promotion
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- Forum Owners can place the RSS Feed for their particular discussion
on their website, emails, business cards or any correspondence.
This allows those who receive anything from forum owners to go directly
to their discussion on the Community where they may have ads, articles
or a signature that promotes their product.


Increased Search Engine Traffic to Places You Promote
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- Search Engines just love any website that contains constantly-changing
content and user activity.
As of now, RSS Feeds are valued higher than static web pages by
Search Engines due to their dynamic content.
By placing a link to RSS Feed on your website to your forum, you are
directing search engine spiders to re-check your forum on a daily
basis sometimes even several times a day. Whenever you post links
on your forum to your affiliate program and sites you promote,
these will automatically be picked up by search engines and made
available to their visitors.
To get RSS links for a forum that you own or are interested
in receiving feeds, follow these simple steps.

Click here to access forum categories.
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Click the category you want
Once the next page loads, click on the forum you want to receive feeds for.

Look for the orange image which says RSS. Place your mouse cursor over it,
and then right click on the image.

Click on "Copy Shortcut" to copy the link location to your clipboard and
then paste the link into your reader as a "New Connection"

For example to get RSS Feed for the Quote Of The Day forum,
Click Here
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and find the orange "RSS" icon which should be located about 1/3 of the
way down the page and on the right side and then follow the steps
outlined above to create a connection to this forum in an RSS Reader.
You will receive each day one motivational quote to your reader
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This is the acctual RSS feed link.
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Clearly, using RSS Feeds is beneficial for both Forum Owner and Community
Member alike as it presents several good reasons for implementing them.
Please visit the following link to find out more about RSS Feeds,
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You can create your own forums by becoming Adlandpro Community Member for
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=============Food For Thought=======================

=============NEW Tidbit==========================

Are you REALLY a business-person…
and do you HAVE to be one in order to make a decent living online?
If the answer is yes, how do you learn to become a businessperson from being say…
a bricklayer or a housewife. If your answer is no, then how else can you run a
successful business online?

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Re: Regarding "Dreaming or Reality"
From: Norvil Sims

"All, or at least most of us who are involved with online business are dreamers of a
sort. One day (or night, as it may be) we dreamed that we could actually leave
behind us the 9-5 rut and “seek out new life and new civilizations” …er…
opportunities in the cyberworld. Some succeeded, others are still trying and still
others are taking their first step right now. Are we all delusional to think that we can
actually make something strong, lasting and worthwhile via the magic of the Internet
or are there strong foundations we can build upon?"

I prefer to think I am capable of seeing the vast Internet potential. I am stepping out
in faith. In my case I am retired and can sit at my computer for long periods of time,
sometimes 2-4 hours. I know or feel that if I stick with my present plan of attack
something good will happen.

I am reasonably new to the idea of establishing an Internet business, but I am very
self motivated and I pray a lot. My goal is to have a successful Internet business and
help other people that want a chance to do the same thing. I think most people are
over whelmed and frustrated of the Internet. The Internet is nothing more than a tool
for communication and allows people to reach out Globally. It is something you can
not see with the eyes. Just like the TV you can see on your computer screen many
different events and people in a flash.

Answering this is not in my plan. Later I would like to comment on many discussion
lists, groups or have something of my own, to give people hope they can have an
Internet business. This is not something for a nonbeliever. You have to believe it will
happen. Some people want to buy their way into the Internet, buying websites, leads,
and one or two steps above the FREE. You do need at least one website, I think. It
has to happen fast. If the newbies don't understand gratification is a slow process
then they will stop trying after 2-3 months, I think, I don't know. As long as I can
keep with my plan I will be in the Internet for the long haul.

Check out my websites. Most of them are FREE. I have not made any money, YET.
I am still working on getting the TRAFFIC,TRAFFIC, and TRAFFIC.

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============Continuing Discussion (1.1)==================

Re: Amalia's Apology
From: Douglas Sutter

Dear Amalia,

We are all just human. Sometimes we make mistakes. I forgive you and think that
all in all you are doing a fine job as the Moderator.

I challenge anyone to say differently.

Keep up the great work!
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Re: Axandria or IBP
From: Eva Marie Farrell

Hi Sharon,

Your Postings are excellent, I agree with you IBP or Axandria is the best for Ads
submission everything is in that software.
It’s powerful or in short, high tech.

I have something for you I don't know if you are familiar you can add this to your list
Shared Link Traffic A new concept for increasing web traffic. The Inventor and
Creator is a good friend of mine name Jeff White by Powerwebtools

Shared Link Traffic is a new concept for increasing web traffic, link popularity, rank
enhancement and a revenue builder all rolled into one easy to use system. As most of
you know, the way to increase these things is to have other web sites links to your
site. While that seems like an easy task, getting other web masters to put your link on
their site is going to cost you lots of money, lots of effort, or both. We have come up
with a way to make it both affordable and very simple to build your link traffic.

Thanks, Eva Marie Farrell
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================ New Discussion (1) =======================

Fellow Marketers, Be Aware of another Scam!
From: Arkadiy Sherman

Hello Group,
I have just finished reading Sandra's Hicks story about her sad experience in dealing
with the Jet 99 Company and I would like to share with you my story how I was
hooked up so nobody else gets trapped and spreads the word farther.
Some time in early October of 2004 I received from one of ezines the following
message:
"1,000s of Guaranteed PAID Sign Ups in Your Downline

There is ONLY one fulfillment service available named "MONOPOLIZER"
however, it is available in a number of easy to afford quantity and price range
packages. The lowest priced package is $136 which buys YOU a guaranteed 1000
affiliates and 1600 customers. When we guarantee 1000 affiliates we REALLY
mean that 1000 affiliates will pay and join YOUR business and MAKE YOU
MONEY.

How much money will you make with 1,000 PAID sign ups to your downline? If
your program earns you just $10 per sign up, that comes to $10,000 to you!!

We can promote every type of Internet business. So whether your business starts
with an A or a Z we can help you make money.

We can supply masses of customers and affiliates to populate and promote your
business whatever business you operate.

We are different, when YOU order a package from us it's a fulfillment package not
an email marketing campaign, opt in list or spam broadcast. We deliver what YOU
order and NOT one affiliate or customer less. Don't settle for less than Monopolizer."
Honestly, from the very beginning I was suspicious about credibility of such
statement. But since all my actions have been driven by a proverb:
"He who doesn't risk never drinks champagne", I sent to Monopolizer, headquartered
in London, Great Britain a bank issued money order (they are smart enough not to
accept payments by a credit card) and placed an order.
I don't know what rank Anthoni Clarke holds in the company but he appeared to be
nice with corresponding back and forth until (on November 9, 2004) Monopolizer
received my payment and cleared it. Then they sent me a confirmation receipt and
asked for a return answering 5 questions related to our mutual relationship over the
course of fulfillment of the order.
After that they have turned oblivious and since then I haven't heard a word from
Monopolizer despite their commitment to send Update 1 in 7 - 10 business days
followed by Update 2 and fulfillment in 23 business days.
And if they fail according to a policy they pledge to refund upon customer's request.
So this is another International scam and be aware of Monopolizer.com

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Affiliate marketing and spyware
From: Mireille Carrier

I would venture a guess that many Adlanders are into true affiliate marketing. For
the others, before you get into this game, you need to educate yourself before you
lose your money to unethical behavior from spyware and the merchants who use
them.

Spyware has been my biggest pet peeve online for quite some time. My next step
will be to get into testing to see how they really operate and catch the "bad apples" –
both merchants and affiliates who use spyware. I don't know when this will happen
but it's definitely on my agenda.

For a BIG project that I'm working on right now, I'd like to ask a few questions to
see how much affiliates and internet marketers know about this. Before I get deeper
into this, I'd like some feedback.

How many people have spyware on their computer right now? Did you install it
yourself or did you get it through drive by downloads? And Gator IS spyware! (For
those who like the password and forms features - imagine, spyware has all that
information...)

How many have spyware BLOCKERS on their computer? Spyware removers? Did
you pay for the program(s) you have or are you using freebies? Do you use more
than one spyware removal program? How often do you run the scan?

Can you name spyware applications by name? How many do you know? Did you
ever get stuck with something you couldn't delete? Did you take your computer to
the shop or did you remove it yourself? How did you do it?

How many people are aware that spyware steals affiliate commissions on a daily
basis?

Do you know if you have spyware-infested merchants on your sites? If so, do they
convert at all? Do you inform your visitors about the possibility of getting pop ups
from it?

Have you ever used spyware to advertise?

I created a spyware page on one of my sites, it's only a baby step to where I want to
take it. You can learn more at http://www.my-biz-world.com/spyware.htm . I am in
the process of creating a new page for affiliate marketers to teach them about
spyware, what to look for, where to look, how to know which merchants are
associated with which spyware application, and so on. It's a HUGE task to say the
least!

I'd like to know from those who don't know anything about spyware what you would
want to know, if you think a discussion board or blog would be helpful to ask
questions and communicate with others, etc. Maybe I would be better off just
making a brand new site about this whole issue.

I work hard for the money I make online. It's time to put a stop to these thieves who
steal from us!

Mireille

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Respond to Mark's review of my site.
From: Russ Wilson/Webintel

Mark:

1st and most importantly, Thank you for taking the time from your other more
important considerations to review my site.

Your concern about my using a 'bravenet' re-direct is duly noted.

My reason for using http://get-me.to/webintel , rather than
http://www.searchestate.com/uws/mn834893.htm , is really very simple. I'm certain
that when you visited; one of the first things you noticed was my logo on the top left
of the site.

I've been doing business on line as Webintel for over 6 years now, and every piece of
mail, every site, or any reference to the business has the name Webintel somewhere
in it. This is my attempt at 'Branding'.

As a Marketer yourself, I'm certain that you know the importance of 'Branding' so
that you stand out from the crowd, and gain recognition.
And yes, I am very proud of my business, and by no means am I trying to hide it
from the world with a re-direct.

Beyond that issue, did you find any other faults I can change to make it better from a
sales standpoint?

Again, Thank you very much for your valuable time, and comments. I hope my
explanation for the re-direct brought greater understanding.

Russ Wilson/Webintel
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CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY, by Gerri D Smith
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Copyright 2005

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward
what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing
it to master you.”
-Brian Tracy

In order to make choices that may change your destiny, you must first know yourself
and what you are creating moment by moment. What you do in the present moment
brings you closer to being in command of your destiny. When you focus on past
experience and the knowledge you’ve gained from school, work, society, economic,
and spiritual training, you can begin to know yourself.

Human nature is created so that you can choose your destiny, and then control it. The
key is to be one of the few who know where you are going and exactly how to get
there. To do this, you must realize that life is changeable. With each change along
the way you develop experience. You enrich your learning.

Since your life is always in a constant state of creating and developing, you create
your own story by choosing the direction you want it to take.
With any one decision, you can change your destiny. You have the power to do this:
it is called making choices. Without it you’d just be following the masses and letting
others control your destination.

The repetition of certain thoughts also plays a huge part in determining your destiny.
This is why it’s most important to be aware of what and how you think. Some
thoughts that may bear repeating include:

• To always show positive feelings toward others. Negative thoughts and
feeling are limiting.
• To know you’re smart even if it takes you a little longer to understand a
point.
• To know that failures can lead to success.
• To welcome problems – they are learning tools.
• To know that there is untapped skill and creativity in everything you attempt.
• To remember that God put you on earth to win.
• To know that prosperity comes to those who believe it will happen.
• That giving quality service to your customers may result in a quantity of customers.
• To know that valuing your own self and making a commitment to
excellence is worth striving for.
• To treat others with respect and kindness is a measure of your spirituality.

And as you keep these thoughts uppermost in your mind, you have the power to be
guided by them. Yet, just knowing without thinking how you respond to life is the art
of self-awareness and living in the present moment.
Being aware of each moment is a part of your true being.

Other ways to measure the power of your thoughts is to limit any thoughts that are
non-productive. Some of these non-productive thoughts may include:

• Feeling guilty when you say, “No”. Refusing to cater to the demands of
others is not a selfish act. Saying, “yes” when you mean “no” may cause
resentment.
• Feeling “stupid” when you don’t understand something - Rather then make
a mistake when instructions are not clear, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
This is a sign of good judgment.
• Thinking that everything you do is solely your own doing. Be confident and
have enough faith to know that your life is guided by a higher power. This
confirms your spirituality.
• Ignoring opportunities to change - Growth comes with change. Life is a
constant state of change. Be ready for any worthwhile challenge or opportunity
to grow.
• Worrying - Some of the best opportunities are missed when you worry and
procrastinate until the opportunity has come and gone. Learn to be decisive.
What’s the worst possible scenario? How hurt would you feel if you missed a
great opportunity?

Whatever you do, and wherever you are in life, pay attention to your thoughts. Any
sign of negativity, anger, fear, or procrastination is harmful. Get rid of biased
opinions. Be open to other ways of thinking.
Make the best of your thoughts and your thoughts will make the best you.

Then, let your new founded self-awareness lead you to a life where you are free to
choose and to control your own dreams and goals. That’s your destiny.


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================JOKE OF THE DAY==================

Immortality
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I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and
exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age. A
little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do
you think I'll live to be 80?"

He asked, "Well, do you smoke tobacco or drink beer/wine?"

"Oh no," I replied. "I've never done either."

Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"

I said "No, I've heard that all red meat is very unhealthy!"

"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing,
ballooning, or rock climbing ?"

"No, I don't," I said.

He said, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or sexually fool around?"

"No," I said. "I've never done any of those things."

He looked at me and said, "Then what do you care if you live to be 80?"


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