The Selling Lounge Newsletter

The Selling Lounge is a friendly forum where sellers help sellers to help our/your online E-Commerce Business grow by having a place of resources and support along with help in promoting ourselves and each other.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Selling Lounge July Newsletter
July 2009 Newsletter

Welcome Selling Lounge Members

We are proud to announce that we have had much interaction in the forum to better our online businesses together as a group. The Selling Lounge members are getting involved in many areas of the forum learning new things as well as getting caught up in helping each other out in many areas.

We together, if we all work together; can help each other out by participating in the Squidoo, Stumble Upon, Blogging, etc. Threads in the forum.

Diana has been wonderful in helping us out with Squidoo.
Check Out Our Squidoo Threads Here!

Lora has just recently so kindly offered to help us out with Stumble Upon.
Check Out The StumbleUpon Threads Here!

If you need help with your online business, come to the forum and get involved with the many threads we have to help you out. If you have a question, ask away and someone will be there for you. The Selling Lounge is a friendly forum where Sellers Help Sellers, so make yourself at home here.

If you find imprtant information on the net that is going to help out other online sellers, please bring it to the forum and post it for us. We would really love to see more of you participate in this as we are all working together to better our business' together. Please make yourself at home!

Congratulations Angelbabyboutique! Best Site Winner

The Selling Lounge

Angelbabyboutique Best Site Contest Winner - 1st Place!

Quality girl clothes, natural bath and body products, and only the best service and prices. We know that you work hard for your family, and you deserve the best when you're ready to buy. You've earned it.

We carry Gymboree? brand, The Children's Place? brand, and BabyGap? brand designer sundresses, tank tops, baby dresses, swim covers, and more at discount prices.

At Angel Baby Boutique we offer a wide variety of uniquely blended Hand and Body products. These products are designed to smooth, soften and moisturize your skin with natural ingredients such as Emu Oil, Goats Milk, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Fennel, Yarrow, and fragrances like Honeysuckle, and Vanilla cream.

Best Site Contest - Vote For Your Best Site

We Have 5 Sites To Pick From for The Best Site Contest starts July 1st.!
We will have ONE (1) Winner
You can vote up to 2 times
You can only vote once for each site
You have to use your votes at the same time

Our 5 Sites to vote on are:
Baysbeauty Skin Care
I Am The Princess
Over Night Voice
Organic Gifts By Diana

Vote Here For The Best Site Contest Going On Now!

We have a Best Site Contest each month and would love if everyone could participate in this fun activity. This not only gets visitors to your sites, but also get visitors looking at what you have for sale and helps up your page ranking.

Sign Up Here For The Best Site Contest:
Vote Here For The Best Site Contest Going On Now!
Please Read Our New Best Site Contest Rules!

Featured Site - Surf4Bargains
Starting on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009!

Surf4Bargains has put together a fun Bingo style game of . To play you will need to surf Surf4Bargains. While surfing look for random Picture Card Pages (see the screenshot on the left). You will need to keep note of each Picture's code for submission purposes.

In addition to Credits being awarded there are 10 Great Prizes to be won!

begins on
Wednesday, July 1st!
Full Details Here

There are 3 ways to Win...
For Complete Details - Click Here

Refer your friends so they can join in the fun and you could win $25! Remember you can keep track of the Referral Counts from the Contest page found from the Tools page in the Members Area. The Surfer that refers the most members during the Wins $25 paid through PayPal.

Do You Want Your Site Featured In Our Newsletter?

If you are interested in having your site featured in our Newsletter please submit to me why you think your site should be featured in The Selling Lounge Newsletter along with a brief description of your site no more than about a paragraph in length.

I will go through all submitted sites and pick which one will be added to the upcoming Newsletter. I will save all submitted sites to be featured in upcoming Newsletters.

I will need the following for your site submittal:
1. The name of your site
2. The URL of your site
3. The Description of your site
4. A Banner for your site no wider than 500px
5. You must be an active member in the forum

Contact Me About Your Site!

How To Get Your Banner in TSL Scroll?

Now I bet you have asked yourself "How Can I Get My Banner in TSL Member Sites Scroll"!

That is really easy to do! Just be an active member of The Selling Lounge by posting and your 88x31 banner will be placed up there with the others. Once you become an active member please contact me with your Banner URL and your Site URL.

This is just another way that we help each other here on TSL!

Welcome to Seo Site Checkup!

Analyze your site to rank better in search engines and get more traffic! You can also analyze all links listed within a given URL. Or, read our articles on the latest SEO trends and social media marketing.

Check This Out!
You can also visit our discussion in the forum.

Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

If you are new to SEO, I strongly recommend you to
Download the Full 22 Page PDF of Google?s SEO Starter Guide.

Search Engine Strategies

Write a Page Title. Write a descriptive title for each page of 5 to 8 words. Remove as many "filler" words from the title, such as "the," "and," etc. This page title will appear hyperlinked on the search engines when your page is found. Entice searchers to click on the title by making it a bit provocative. Place this at the top of the webpage between the HEAD tags. (It also shows on the blue bar at the top of your web browser.)

Plan to use some descriptive keywords along with your business name on your home page. Remember, this title is nearly your entire identity on the search engines. The more people see that interests them in the blue hyperlinked words on the search engine, the more likely they are to click on the link.

Write a Description and Keyword META Tag. The description should be a sentence or two describing the content of the webpage, using the main keywords and keyphrases on this page. If you include keywords that aren't used on the webpage, you could hurt yourself. Place the Description META Tag at the top of the webpage, between the tags, in this format: Some search engines include this description below your hyperlinked title.

Your maximum number of characters should be about 255; just be aware that only the first 60 or so are visible on Google, though more may be indexed.

Include Your Keywords in Header Tags.

Make Sure Your Keywords Are in the First Paragraph of Your Body Text. Search engines expect that your first paragraph will contain the important keywords for the document -- where most people write an introduction to the content of the page.

Use Keywords in Hyperlinks. Search engines are looking for clues to the focus of your page. When they see words hyperlinked in your body text, they consider these potentially important, so hyperlink your important keywords and keyphrases. To emphasize it even more, the webpage you are linking to could have a page name with the keyword or keyphrase, such as blue-widget.htm -- another clue for the search engine.

Make Your Navigation System Search Engine Friendly.

Develop Several Pages Focused on Particular Keywords. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) specialists no longer recommend using external doorway or gateway pages, since nearly duplicate webpages might get you penalized. Rather, develop several webpages on your site, each of which is focused on a different keyword or keyphrase. For example, instead of listing all your services on a single webpage, try developing a separate webpage for each. These pages will rank higher for their keywords since they contain targeted rather than general content. You can't fully optimize all the webpages in your site, but these focused-content webpages you'll want to spend lots of time tweaking to improve their rank.

Submit Your Webpage URL to Search Engines.

Fine-tune with Search Engine Optimization.

Promote Your Local Business on the Internet. These days many people search for local businesses on the Internet. To make sure they find you include on every page of your website the street address, zip code, phone number.

Helpful Info:

The Selling Lounge appreciates all members adding helpful content to the forum to help others and I strongly encourage it.

Welcome Members
Please stop by the Member Center - Introduction Corner to welcome new members from time to time. This not only is a kind gesture, but a way to get to know other sellers and to get your links out there.

Your Signature
The Selling Lounge gives a great deal of space in your signature to place many links to your selling venues, so please add your links. This is a wonderful way to get your links searched by search engines.

Please check the size of your banners in your signature as we are going to limit the size in everyone's siggy area. I'm thinking the size limit for banners should be no larger than 140px (height) by 500px (wide). Members have to scroll too much because of the siggy area and I would love for all of us to take the time to fix the size of our banners. I will allow ample time for us to clean up this area. Thank You for your cooperation in this matter.

Special Thank You
I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who have made The Selling Lounge what it is and what it can be. TSL has so many members helping each other and taking part in the many areas of the forum where we have places just for you to help get you out there and noticed.

A HUGE SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to our Moderators of The Selling Lounge!

Vintage Rose Collectibles whom is someone very special to me is always adding important content to TSL for all of us to better our business and I just can't thank her enough.

OrganicGiftsByDiana has really whipped us into shape when it comes to the importance of Squidoo and StumbleUpon along with many numerous ways to better our business.

Keleka and Vinewood are true assets to TSL as they are always on the ball making sure that our new members are being welcomed and getting the assistance that they need. Always there to jump in with suggestions to make our forum the friendly place that it is.

loraseverson has been so kind to take over "The StumbleUpon" Threads for us, so if you have any questions please make sure that you ask. We really want to get everyone to the forum to stumble on each others sites.

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