Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Check out this SlideShare Presentation...

Real Estate Agents are taught to market effectively ...the way to succeed is to duplicate what others do (have a look at page 25 of this presentation - its very humbling).

In my opinion to market effectively in todays world you need to own your webspace....by dominating the search engine results for your chosen niche.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Trademe adds Services listing

http://www.trademe.co.nz/  adds services as anew category...this is great news for the likes of me. Now I can add a listing with my blurb and links to my site promoting what I do.

This is a significant shift in online marketinbg here in New Zealand.

If you couldn't generate traffic to your site ..now you can. List your service now and promote your services in what I predict will be HUGE change in the marketing of services online.

Oh and by the way I now offer the creation of your site, along with training, support and a one-stop shop for getting online.


Any takers? Any feedback on the advert itself?

Comments care of Mason Parker - Internet Coach

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

looking for a low-cost job online?

MY mate from http://www.imintegrity.com/ recommended a site called http://fiverr.com/ ...I've used it already.

$5 to do something that would take me hours -  truly. Give it a go.

Web design, logos. articles or just about anyhting else...why not make a request for a random "gig"?

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Wonder why social media is busines media?

The attached video has a great message and a little bit of fatboy slim ...all good really.

In my view social media marketing is a tool to build relationships, social media marketing helps you to communicate with the masses and build strong relationships that convert to business relationships if you are trustworthy and credible.

Have a look and for your own view...

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Claudines Beaded Jewellery is online.

Claudines Beaded Jewellery has been making and selling beaded jewellery for some time now, and has wanted to raise her profile.

A few days ago I got a facebook request to help Claudine  - the result?


This site (still in its infancy) is low cost, very flexible to manage and able to be editted and customised by Claudine. Claudine can add and change anything in the site herself, publish news online, add photos, videos and any other rich content.

As this is very similar to her facebook galleries Claudine has taken to this like a duck to water.

Claudine can also have me setup quicklinks like http://claudinesbeadedjewellery.com/facebook

Pretty cool I thought...so if you are in the need of New, Recycled and/or Repaired Beaded Jewellery then check out http://claudinesbeadedjewellery.com/ ...and if you like what you see why not go to her facebook page and give her a review.

Watch this space as I'm sure the site will evolve and change over time....it will certainly be easier to find as I am setting up a solid web profile for it with suitable directory listings.

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Waynes Auction Action

Every once in a a while I sit back and reflect on acheivements that people make ...today I had phonecall with my friend Wayne Sutton - the Harcourts Paraparaumu Auction Manager... and crikey I look at what Wayne has achieved.

Wayne has gone from having an email newsletter (ezine) that was geeting blocked and receiving low reader response rates to having rates that professional internet marketers would be proud of.

Have a look at http://www.waynesauctionaction.com/ ...pretty slick aye?!

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Sunday, 11 July 2010

Flash Video 101

I just added a video to my http://www.masonparker.com/ blog you can see it here www.masonparker.com/videos

Flash Video 101

Flash video is a format of video that delivers high quality images, smoothly and quickly.
The video is compressed or converted to a FLV file, which then can be played almost instantly.

Since the arrival of tube video, web viewers have been demanding video as a part of the web experience. YouTube reported that more than 5 billion videos had been viewed for the month of July 2008. This one example alone tells us there is an importance of a video presence being necessary on websites.

Remember the choppy, grainy streaming video of the late 1990’s? The slow downloading capabilities or viewing that began after a small portion of the file was buffered? That was a major frustration of watching video during that era.

Technology had a major break-through with FLASH (FLV) video. The contributing factor being that more people using high-speed Internet connections with higher-bandwidth. FLV format allows video to load and start quickly because of the compressed video images and speed of broadband.

Flash video has the capabilities to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms, meaning it can be viewed by 98% of all Internet-connected computers. Since most computers have a pre-installed Flash Player, the need for downloading additional plug-ins and software to view the videos is eliminated.

Here lies the problem: getting your video into FLV format and uploading to your website rather than using youtube (which allows you have secret videos for paying customers or just build really strong loyalty).

It can be as simple as a 3 step process from start to finish.

Prepare and save your video in avi., mpg., or wvm. format,
1) Locate, meaning where you saved your file on your computer,
2) Convert the video to FLV format and
3) Produce or upload the video to your website. In each step, there are several options that you can pick from. A good program will guide you through this process.

Flash video provides a viewing experience for your website that is seamless, as opposed to a pop-up, or pop-over window, that interrupts the flow of your message.

And now I would like to offer you free instant access to a Free Video Training Course when you go to:

http://masonparker.com/flvproducer - you can immediately get started with publishing full motion streaming video on your Web site.

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