Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 273 of IBOtoolbox News! IBOtoolbox is a great place to meet other marketers, share ideas, build relationships and brand you in a way that is quite amazing! The more you participate in the platform, the more you will benefit from all the tools and resources it has to offer! Make sure to share this newsletter with your team and invite them to join you on IBOtoolbox! Thank you for reading IBOtoolbox News, enjoy your newsletter!

 
Here Is What's Happening at IBOtoolbox!
As more new members join IBO, it is extremely important to make them feel welcome! This will not only continue to strengthen IBOtoolbox, but also be more appealing to non-members looking in. Remember that 96 percent of the traffic that IBO receives is non-member traffic so it is important to use proper etiquette and remain professional at all times. Here are a few ways that we all can welcome new members as well as continue to strengthen our community:

* Welcome new members as they arrive on the platform, send them a request to associate and help them if they need assistance. When you welcome them from their "Just Joined IBOtoolbox" wall post, IBO automatically sends out an email notification to that new member alerting them that you have just welcomed them and a link to your IBOsocial profile page so they can learn more about you.

* Engage in IBOspirit by sharing other member posts or PRs through your various social networks. To do this, click on the IBOsocial link under their post or then click on the social network button at the top right of the screen where you want to share. Members that participate in IBOspirit see even greater results with IBOtoolbox!

* Don't spam other members by sending them your opportunity. By setting up your profile properly, this information is visible for them to see. If you really want to help them, send them a message welcoming them to IBOtoolbox. This should be filled with tips on how to navigate the platform, where they can get help or assistance and information about the IBOtoolbox Training Webinars.

IBOtoolbox provides the best tools and resources to build our business! Let's work together as a community to continue to keep IBOtoolbox professional and positive! Go IBO!

 
Keywords and SEO For IBO Press Releases - Training
It's important to realize that IBOtoolbox is already "search engine optimized" for you. This is actually good news, especially knowing that the experts (IBO Development Team) are taking care of all of this for you. One of the best features of IBOtoolbox is that everything you do gets indexed in the search engines - your PRs, videos, wall posts, comments all get indexed. With the latest changes by the IBO Development Team, keywords and tags are now visible to users and search engines in the PR and video listing areas.

This training was prompted this past week by a member that submitted a ticket at the Helpdesk raising the question that when publishing a PR, it was cutting off her list of keywords. This is not the first time this question has came up. My response which is guided by the "experts" (IBO Dev team) was that there were too many of them, the search engines only look at the first few, the others are ignored. The member responded stating that this would be a good training topic and that she saw other use many keywords and thought it would be good to follow their lead.

That being said, I too see many times members posting a long list of keywords for their PRs or videos. This is known as "keyword stuffing". According to Google's guidelines keyword stuffing refers to the practice of loading a webpage with keywords or numbers in an attempt to manipulate a site's ranking in Google search results. Often these keywords appear in a list or group, or out of context (not as natural prose). Furthermore, Webopedia.com states search engines often penalize a site if the engine discovers keyword stuffing, as this practice is considered poor netiquette, and some search engines will even ban the offending pages from their search results.

Is this a practice that you want to follow?

Search engine optimization is a subject that many don't know much about or can keep up with the ever changing rules of the search engines. So when you are writing your press releases, posting videos to your profile, use 3 or 4 relevant keywords or phrases. Let the "experts" do what they do best and don't try and over-think SEO. You do what you do best and market your business on the best platform on the Internet - IBOtoolbox!

 
IBOtoolbox Tip of the Week!
At IBOtoolbox you have the capability of looking up an email address for any mobile phone number. To access this tool, click on SMS LOOKUP under IBO APPS on the Site Navigation menu. Enter in the mobile phone number in the box and click on "Look it up!" button. Your results will render what provider that number uses, the SMS email address (to use for text message) and the MMS email address (to use for multimedia messages). This allows you to take your marketing to a whole new level by texting and sending videos to your prospects!
 
IBOtoolbox Training and Webinar Information
Training is an important part for those that want to be successful in any business. Members are encouraged to take time to learn how to use the platform and utilize all the tools to get the best results! Here's how you can take advantage of the training available to learn how to leverage the power of IBO!

IBO Training: - Members are invited to MarketWithKris.com Online Marketing Training Platform. Register for free, view the powerful video training series and earn up to 2,250 IBO credits for completing the IBOtoolbox Training! Training is critical to your success! If you are brand new to IBO, this fast start training has been created with you in mind! Veteran members can easily stay in tune with this up to date training as well!

Webinar Information: IBO Training Webinar is held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM EST. This is a live question and answer session giving the attendees the opportunity to ask questions about the IBO platform and its family of websites. All attendees must register for the webinar by visiting www.ibourl.com/webinar Once you register for the webinar, you will receive your personalized entry link in an email from GoToWebinar. Emails will also go out prior to the webinar as reminders. A special credit coupon code will be given out only to those members who attend the "live" event at the end of the webinar worth 400 credits that can be redeemed for advertising! If you miss attending the webinar, they are recorded and the latest one is available to view here!
 
IBO's Family of Websites!
IBOtoolbox consists of a whole family of websites! Each website/platform runs independently and offers you a different resource to help you take your business to the next level! Members will need to register for each platform.

IBOtoolbox This is really your back office where you complete your profile, set up advertising, write press releases, post videos, post on the wall and interact with the other members.

IBOsocial Profiles Everyone has a profile page that is visible to the public. Everything you do on IBOtoolbox is seen on your profile page.

Rebrandable Traffic A state of the art Internet website traffic distribution system. Pulling traffic in from over 31 thousand websites around the world, redirecting hundreds of thousands of web visitors to customer websites everyday. RT has an Alexa Booster built in, which can lower those Alexa ratings by simply using our traffic. Free trial, no payment required. Members have the ability to rebrand and resell the traffic as well as referring others to the platform to earn commissions.

IBObanners At IBObanners you have access to a huge banner library, unlimited banner hosting, and a banner maker/creator where you can design your own banners from scratch or use one of the many templates and personalize it with your own text.

IBOextra IBOextra is IBO's inhouse banner exchange network. Advertise your business with banners for free on members websites as well as various locations throughout the entire IBO network.

IBOtube Media Sharing Platform Create your own channel and upload videos, photos, audios as well as participate in the forums and join or start a new group.

IBOlist Classified Ad System IBOlist classified ad system is a modern version of Craigslist being 100% dedicated to Independent Business Owners, Internet marketers, MLMers, and affiliate marketers. This system is SEO optimized, equipped with social media sharing, comment/feedback system and mobile optimized.

IBOexchange Social Media Traffic Exchange This is a traffic exchange and more. You pick and choose who you want to follow on other social networks. You can also get more likes, followers and views to your website or social media pages. You earn coins for each exchange you make.

IBOstats This is a full featured website stats and valuation platform specifically design for Internet marketers and small business owners.

IBO will continue to grow and expand! Those members who embrace everything that IBO has to offer will no doubt have the advantage over their competition! Go IBO!
 
Introducing the IBO Custom Order Package
IBOtoolbox is the best place to brand you and get your business the exposure it needs. The IBO Custom Order Package is now available at IBOtoolbox! If you are looking to extend your advertising reach by purchasing additional IBOtoolbox Credits, IBOlist Credits, IBOexchange Coins or VIP Days, becoming part of ClubIBO, or even a custom banner design contact me by submitting a support ticket at the IBOHelpdesk and I'll put together an IBO package for you specifically tailored to your needs. Tell me what you are interested in and what your marketing budget is. If you are not sure what you need, we can set up a time to chat live!
 
Newsletter Credit Code
We would like to thank you for reading the IBOtoolbox newsletter. As a reward for being an active member with the IBOtoolbox platform we would like to award you with a credit code. This credit code can be redeemed for advertising within the IBOtoolbox platform! This credit code can be redeemed for advertising within the IBOtoolbox platform! Credit Code:
"news-ibotools" To redeem the credit code, log into IBOtoolbox, click on "Credit Center", then click "Redeem Coupon", follow the instructions within the IBO Credit Code Redeemer box to unlock the redemption tool, enter in the code, and click "redeem coupon". Credit code expires on the release of the next edition. Thank you for using IBOtoolbox!
 
Banners, Graphics, and More...
If you are experiencing poor results with your banner ads, here are few ways to design a better banner ad:

1. Make sure your message is clear and concise. Think about what the purpose of your banner is - generate traffic to a web page, gain optins, purchase a product or become an affiliate. Compose your message around this purpose.

2. Keep it simple with a clean layout - no clutter. One huge mistake a see too often is that there is too much information on the banner. Just remember less information is better.

3. Make sure you are not using tricks or gimmicks in your banner. When someone clicks on your banner to find out it was totally different than the message you banner was displaying, you have just lost their trust and will more than likely never have a change to earn it back.

4. When designing a banner ad, to get the best results, a clean design is best. A simple layout for a 468X60 or 728X90 banner would include:

* Image on the left. It is important to use a good quality image and have it be relevant to what you are advertising.

* Your value propositon message - short, clear message.

* The call to action - this can be a button like "Click Here", "More Info", etc.

The details of the banner ad design should be relevant to the page your visitors go to when clicking on your banner. In otherwords, your visitor feels comfortable when arriving your page. Designing a banner in this way results in a higher click through rate leading to the possibility of more sales.

Special BUSINESS BUILDER IBOstarter Pack: Purchase any 728X90 banner, static or animated - receive a FREE duplicate 468X60 banner to run on your IBOsocial profile page! Click here to place your order. Free set up and activation in your IBOtoolbox account as well as free hosting is included for both banners plus 1000 IBO credits transferred to your account!
 




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Whitney Jacqueline  - www.ibosocial.com/LottoMagic   225 day(s) ago
More great training news, events and good to know information. Really like the "Keywords and SEO For IBO Press Releases " section, great job, thanks! Whitney
Athena Gay  - www.ibosocial.com/AthenaGlobal   229 day(s) ago
Thanks for this week's newsletter Kris - a must read for all IBOT members every week. Looking forward to our weekly Wednesday webinar at 8PM ET. Cheers!
Ion Iacob  - www.ibosocial.com/ionelui   230 day(s) ago
Hello thank you for connection IBO Association,
Terri Pattio  - www.ibosocial.com/mspattiomentor   231 day(s) ago
Great training about keywords and SEO for your press release. I see some people with over 50 keywords in their PR, and not one keyword is in the article. The keyword(s) or keyword phrase(s) tells the search engines what your content is about. This is how you get targeted traffic from the search engines. ~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heart
Fred Mugone  - www.ibosocial.com/fredds   231 day(s) ago
Kris, another awesome newsletter. I especially found the Keywords and SEO for IBO Press Releases training very useful. This is the sentence that really stood out for me: "The search engines only look at the first few KW's, the others are ignored." It's good to know that it's not necessary, actually illegal, to stuff our PR's with Keywords. Thanks for the heads up.
Sule Yesufu  - www.ibosocial.com/sdymanagers   231 day(s) ago
Issue 273 great as usual. Thank you Kris.
Byron Darensburg  - www.ibosocial.com/bizman1957   231 day(s) ago
IBO Toolbox is an internet market's dream!
Robin Robinson  - www.ibosocial.com/RRobinson   231 day(s) ago
Thanks Kris, for another informative Newsletter. And especially the "Tip of The Week", the tutorial you gave made it easy to understand how valuable the SMS LookUp really is for growing our business.
Tony Koker  - www.ibosocial.com/TonyKoker   231 day(s) ago
Great info. again: Welcome new members, SEO and SMS Lookup App. Thanks for your tireless training, too.