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Posted by Dean
Thursday, 06/16/2011
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Moving day!

Please excuse the mess as we move DailyDashboard.com to a newer, bigger, better home :)

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Posted by Dean
Thursday, 09/10/2009
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Do you have the Back To School Blues?

Okay, that's a little misleading.  My phone starts ringing every August...
 "SONY, My leads have dropped off."  

Sometimes it IS your market.  But, sometimes it's not. 

So, let's go through and see if there's SOMETHING WRONG, 
 or if it's just the silliness of the market - back-to-school, etc.

This video takes you through what I would do... and I'd love for you to do it -- 
 AND pinpoint where the troubles lie.

Oops, cut off a little abruptly. :p That's okay, you get the gist.

What I recommend now, is CULTIVATE that getresponse account.  You have ga-zoodles of prospects who are looking for a home in your market!  So, my friend, shake that tree a little.

Posted by Dean
Monday, 08/24/2009
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The power of Facebook

Okay, you're going to love today's post... it's a little like eavesdropping on my IM conversation with David Waters... 

He was telling me that a Status update garnered him 2 new clients... you can follow the thread below...

Here's the text of the update...

One of my friends introduced me to someone who needs my help in buying a condo.  We had a great meeting today and are now on our way in finding them a home. To my friend who introduced us....I say thank you for putting your trust in me and introducing us...and to anyone else that knows of someone that needs Real Estate help please email me...

Posted by Dean
Thursday, 08/13/2009
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Finding and Removing Prospects from Get Response

Oh joy! New learning opportunity!

Contacts >> Show Contacts >>

Choose the following: Active contacts, All Time

Click on: Show advanced settings

Attribute 1: choose name or email, choose CONTAINS, then type in part of the name or email address


Click: Search

Here's a quick little video to show the process in action

Posted by Dean
Tuesday, 08/11/2009
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Canned Responses in Gmail

Today I had 2 people ask about using Canned Responses with their Gmail... So, here's a quick video on setting up messages as Canned Responses.  FULL explanation to come later.


ps - Internet Explorer seems to give us grief with the canned responses -- both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome do it really well. 

Posted by Dean
Wednesday, 08/05/2009
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It's official!

From our friend Ryan Deiss...

Microsoft announced today that they have struck a deal to power Yahoo’s search, while at the same time Yahoo will be powering paid ads on Bing.com (Microsoft’s new search platform…formerly known as MSN).

You can get all the details here:


…and here:


So why is this good news for marketers?

It’s simple. With Yahoo and Microsoft now a team, Google finally has some competition in the search market. This means:

  1. Ad costs may go down, and…
  2. Google may stop being such enormous jerks to their advertisers (which could mean less “Google Slaps”)

Obviously this is just my speculation, and the deal doesn’t go final until 2010 so don’t expect anything to change overnight, but competition is (almost) always a good thing for consumers, so for now, at least, I’m chearing this deal.

Posted by Dean
Thursday, 07/30/2009
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You've been asking about Bing...

Hi there,

We've begin a discussion about Bing as a viable option for Pay Per Click (ppc) advertising - like Google and Yahoo. So I "googled" it! :)  Essentially Microsoft has come up with a little twist on the search engine, supposed to get better (meaning more accurate) search results.  Thing is - according to the few articles I read... people are going for curiosity's sake... but not clicking through on the ads.  And truthfully, it has about 8% of the search market already, but not of the advertising market.  Interesting.  Google still has 72.4%.

I'm doing an informal survey on my facebook to see how many of my friends are using Bing.  I heard about it from an 8 year old. Then 16-year old Sierra (John Duncan's daughter) mentioned using it.  That was it. You can see what my friends are saying -- http://www.facebook.com/sonyjackson?v=feed&story_fbid=108030119183

They're in discussions with Yahoo about partnering through their search marketing program (probably like Goto/Overture used to have with AOL back in the day). We'll keep an eye on it.  I know John Duncan has been testing it -- check out the thread - BING? on the Dashboard Light... Here are some articles I found about it...


Wed Jul 1, 2009 8:17am EDT

Bing, launched on June 3 but available to some users a few days earlier, took 8.23 percent of U.S. Web searches in June, up from 7.81 percent for Microsoft search just prior to its rollout and 7.21 percent in April, said Internet data firm StatCounter.Google lost share slightly, dipping to 78.48 percent from 78.72 percent before Bing. Yahoo Inc, the perennial No. 2 in the market, rose to 11.04 percent from 10.99 percent.Bing's share peaked in the first week of June at 9.21 percent, falling away in the middle two weeks before coming back at 8.45 percent in the last week of June.


The deal won't make it a bigger seller of online advertising but it would allow it to eliminate a search-technology competitor in Yahoo and consolidate roughly 30% of the search marketplace on its own platform -- a large enough share, CEO Steve Ballmer seems to believe, to dent Google's dominance.

Please continue the discussion on the Dashboard Light! Click here...

Posted by Dean
Tuesday, 07/28/2009
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Academy Library is getting a new look

I'm working on updating the academy library, so that we can find things easier... yay! I've also added a password protection, so that these materials will be for our Money Making Websites clients...

Please email me directly at Sony@DeanJackson.com for the user/pw.

It's a work in progress, with a few new videos coming this weekend

Posted by Dean
Friday, 07/24/2009
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The Truth about Meta Tags

Search-engine-ranking-position Want to get a top ranking in search engines? No problem! All you need to do is add a few magical "meta tags" to your web pages, and you'll skyrocket to the top of the listings.

If only it were so easy. Let's make it clear:

  • Meta tags are not a magic solution.
  • Meta tags are not a magic solution.
  • Meta tags are not a magic solution.

Meta tags have never been a guaranteed way to gain a top ranking on crawler-based search engines. Today, the most valuable feature they offer the web site owner is the ability to control to some degree how their web pages are described by some search engines. They also offer the ability to prevent pages from being indexed at all. This page explores these and other meta tag-related features in more depth.

Read more... click here

Another article, along the same vein... from SearchEngineland.com -- click here

Posted by Dean
Wednesday, 07/22/2009
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