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Boost your bottom line with your $25 Google AdWords credit — see inside

Web marketing is the way of today! This collection of topic-focused minibooks gives you all the building blocks for marketing your product or service online, and the bonus $25 Google AdWords credit sweetens the deal. Learn to please both customers and search engines, track your performance, market with e-mail, blogs, and social media, and more.

  • Show 'em you're there — Book I shows you step by step how to maximize Internet potential for your business
  • Rank high — attract customers by rising to the top of searches; the secrets are in Book II

  • How're you doing? — Book III helps you find out by tracking how your ads, pages, and products perform

  • It pays to advertise — and Book IV demystifies managing pay-per-click ads, keywords, and budget

  • Keep in touch — Book V helps you develop marketing e-mails that customers want to read

  • Let's blog — the tips in Book VI teach you to create a blog that helps you connect with clients

  • Socialize — use Book VII to help you hone your strategy for different social media outlets including StumbleUpon, Facebook, and Twitter

  • Go mobile — leverage mobile technology with the tips in Book VIII

Open the book and find:

  • Secrets to building Web sites that deliver your message
  • How to get your site found by search engines

  • Ways to improve your marketing with Web analytics

  • Top ways to generate site traffic

  • How to write ads that get clicks

  • Tips on winning an audience for your blog

  • How to deliver valuable mobile content

Inside — your Google AdWords gift card worth $25

About the Author

John Arnold is the author of E-Mail Marketing For Dummies and director of Constant Contact University. Ian Lurie is President of Portent Interactive. Marty Dickinson is an independent Web entrepreneur. Elizabeth Marsten is a Pay Per Click expert with Portent Interactive. Michael Becker is Executive Vice President of iLoop Mobile.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 936 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470413980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470413982
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have designed several hundred websites over the last decade. This book is easily one of the better primers for web marketing available today. While it doesn't serve as a replacement for books dedicated specifically to one subject (SEO, writing copy, etc), it's an excellent starting reference with a few new ideas for experienced web marketers.

Much of the first chapter (or "book" as it's referred to by the authors) is a basic overview of establishing a web presence. While most of their suggestions can be easily found online, the sub-chapter on writing effective copy contains useful pointers that normally wouldn't appear in design books.

The chapter on SEO offers an excellent breakdown for anyone not familiar with optimizing a site to rank well on search engines such as Yahoo and Google. If you're already familiar with basic SEO techniques, though, don't expect any new tips or techniques. This particular section of the book was seriously lacking, as evidenced by the author explaining how to optimize images, but not mentioning even the most basic of tips such as use of alternate image tags.

Chapter three, which covers Web Analytics, offers in-depth explanations of how to effectively track your visitors. This is followed up by a chapter on attracting those visitors to your website through paid advertising, and their techniques would definitely make this process easy for online marketing newbies.

Most of the Email marketing advice (save for writing copy) is impractical, as many advertisers use paid newsletter services that have eliminated the stress of manual email blasts.

The two best chapters of the book are easily the Blogging and Social Media marketing ones.
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Web Marketing All-in-One for Dummies saved me from going bald. Just when I was about to rip out my hair, during yet another attempt at web marketing, I found this book. I'm no longer terrified of analytics, I now know PPC stands for Pay Per Click, not Personal Pan Cod, and I SEOed my way out of permanent damnation from the google Gods.

It's informative, easy to read, and so hefty I now have Jennifer Aniston arms just from carrying it around. I'd recommend it to anyone starting an online business.
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Web Marketing for Dummies is full of excellent, and useful, advice. Admittedly, the size was a little daunting. But then how else would they have fit so much stuff between the covers? As a small business owner who knows that I ought to do more, but isn't always sure what to do, I found this an excellent guide. It helped me discern what would be useful for me and my client base, and what strategies I could (for now) set aside. I highly recommend this, and don't be put off by the size, it isn't scary once you open it up!
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The "For Dummies" series of books are known for taking the complex and making them understandable and practical. This book will show you everything you need to develop success online. No over-your-head tech talk, just clear simple techniques that anyone can act on right away.

Lacking SEO skills will mean the difference of being an unknown or a traffic magnet online. These eight minibooks will show you how to get your site found by search engines. Learn how to write ads that turn views to clicks, and clicks to sales.

If your spending money marketing online, this book will show you how to stop wasting your money, and maximize results. The book list the best techniques to generate traffic, and even how to reach your audience using mobile technology.

I highly recommend you buy this book, read it, act on it, and watch your online profits increase.

James Garton
Author of 25 Ways to Make Money Online
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I thought the book was well written, it was nice to have a mixture of experts on their subjects. If you've read some of the other internet marketing (like seo, ppc, etc)for dummies books, you'll appreciate the shorter chapters here. It really sums everything up in a lot less pages than one of the full books. For me, reading Search Engine Optimization for Dummies and then reading this book with the sections it felt more organized and not as repetitive.
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I'm already doing online marketing and found this book to be packed full of useful information. Gret for the beginner but also for anyone wanting to find more advanced techniques in online marketing. Great stuff.
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This book was a gift. After my friend started reading it he told me:

Thanks ever so much for the web marketing collection of books - lots of really useful info here which I am currently reading.
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It seems kind of odd to buy a book on this subject when most of this information is available on the web; if you go look for it. This book offer good, detailed coverage on each subject, written in understandable terms. I know what to look for if I need more current information on any topic. My only critique, and it really isn't a criticism, is that they give you a lot for your money. This is a big book and not easy to carry around in a briefcase or backpack. It's better as a desk reference. So, please put it on Kindle. I will gladly buy it again so i can have a reference on the go.
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