Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 285 of IBOtoolbox News! There are many social media sites on the Internet, IBO differs from them and is unique. IBO is geared toward business owners to help you promote your business and brand you in a very professional manner. "IBO" stands for "Independent Business Owners". Its environment was created for this and welcomes it, unlike other platforms where doing business is frowned upon and on some not allowed. Thank you for reading IBOtoolbox News, enjoy your newsletter!

 
Here Is What's Happening at IBOtoolbox!
IBOtoolbox has its own built in "targeted prospect" advertising system that displays ads on many high traffic, organic search generated traffic websites including IBOtoolbox, IBOsocial, IBOtube, Homebizblogs.com, and many others. The IBO network and family of websites boast well over 300k+ visitors/day. Advertising your business with Banner Ads or Listing ads, to these visitors, is a major reason why IBOtoolbox is so powerful! All ads at IBO run by converting credits into impressions (views). Utilizing these credits, you can create and deploy an ad across the entire IBOtoolbox advertising network! The beauty of this advertising is that it is more targeted and more cost effective than Facebook or Google Adwords will ever be! Take advantage of this opportunity, get your banner and listing ads running! Keep in mind that IBOtoolbox is a true free system, you have the option of earning credits to run ads for free, or you can buy credits, click here to learn how to earn credits, purchase credits or become a member of ClubIBO!

 
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!
If you are new to IBOtoolbox, you want to make sure you complete your profile! By completing your profile, you will gain access to many free tools for your business as well as 500 credits (2500 ads) to advertise your business! To complete your profile and get awarded your 500 credits, click on "Edit Profile" under Site Navigation and follow these 3 steps:

1. Update your contact and geographic information
2. Change your profile image
3. Add your business information

Once complete, return to the dashboard and your credits will be issued!
 
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.

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!
 
IBOtoolbox Endorses KrisClicks Banner Advertising Platform
KrisClicks is a banner advertising platform that launched the end of April. In just a short time, the platform has grown to over 3000 active members. IBOtoolbox endorses KrisClicks as the most cost effective traffic system on the Internet and after testing the platform, IBOtoolbox announced that the conversions were quite impressive! Click here to see what other IBO members are saying about KrisClicks!

KrisClicks is free to join! Once your account is verified, you are given 100 free credits to get started with the platform to place your banner ads on all ready established partner traffic sites and networks to bring visitors to your websites. In addition to bringing cost effective ad traffic to your websites, you can also participate in our banner exchange to earn credits. It's your choice - click or don't click!

KrisClicks also offer a generous 25% commission plan! No purchase necessary to earn! In addition to the banner traffic platform, KrisClicks is planning to add solo ads in the very near future! Click here to get started with KrisClicks!
 
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-bepositive" 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...
Sharing visual content is a great way to get people to remember what you are offering - that is why banner advertising is so powerful! When you see images and graphics it impacts you immediately and sometimes it can make an impact on you for months or even years! We can all agree that we like sharing great images and videos (visual content) with friends and when we do that we get a better response than just sharing text, right? Why is that? When you incorporate images and graphics into your advertising you are going to have a competitive advantage. People are 80% more likely to remember images versus 20% remember just text. But here's a big one - people comprehend 95% more of what they read if the text has images!

This is why banner graphic advertising is an extremely effective way to get your offer in front of your target market. Good quality banner graphics will capture attention prompting the visitor to click on your banner ad boosting your click through rate. The huge advantage of banner graphic ads is that you can have both images and text on the banner.

As marketers we must keep it simple as cluttered banner designs will underperform keeping you from getting your message to your audience. It is also important to keep your text (ad copy) concise and give the benefit(s) to drive engagement and conversions (sales).

IBObanners is a great resource available to you where you get access to ready made banners for different business opportunities or templates that you can customize for your business with text, graphics, etc! IBObanners will host all of your banners, plus give you access to a banner maker where you can create your own banners!

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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Robin Robinson  - www.ibosocial.com/RRobinson   121 day(s) ago
Thank you Kris, for Another informative Newsletter and great Tip of the Week. IBO is the best Platform on the Internet of it's kind. GO GO IBO!!
Fred Mugone  - www.ibosocial.com/fredds   125 day(s) ago
Kris, another week, another newsletter - tons of value as always. A treasure trove packed with lots of useful information. Thanks for the work you do over here at IBO... always keeping us up to date with what we need to know so as to make the best use of this awesome platform
Terri Pattio  - www.ibosocial.com/mspattiomentor   125 day(s) ago
Excellent information on keywords and SEO for IBO press releases. It's to your benefit to follow the instructions Kris has shared with you on this subject. When you publish your press releases, they will be indexed and ranked at the top in the search engines very fast. I know this to be very true because it happens for me every time. ~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heart
Sule Yesufu  - www.ibosocial.com/sdymanagers   125 day(s) ago
Issue 285 IBOtoolbox news is highly informative as usual. SEO and keywords technicalities always leave many of us newbies confused. Thank you for making it simpler for us just to have a chance like real Pros.
Lenzie O Winstead  - www.ibosocial.com/diggity   125 day(s) ago
Thank for a very fine content newsletter it always rewarding to review your work. That teach us.