Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 326 of IBOtoolbox News! Business happens 24/7 at IBOtoolbox - products are being sold, opportunities are being joined, marketing lists are being created! It really is that simple, just by participating in the platform you can be successful; as members get to know, like and trust you - results will follow! IBOtoolbox is a marketer's goldmine; take advantage of everything IBO has to offer! Thank you for reading IBOtoolbox News, enjoy your newsletter!

 
Here Is What's Happening at IBOtoolbox!
Make sure you are taking advantage of the next couple of months and work like crazy continuing to use IBO to move your business forward. Doing this will set the tone for your success and make it easy for your business to continue growing in the upcoming slower summer months! One of the best and easiest ways to do that is to refer your fellow marketers to IBOtoolbox! Think about it... when you are constantly in front of people promoting your business, people become "numb" to what you are saying. Why not offer them something that is of value, something that they can use to build their business? When you do that, people see you as helping them first - because all anyone wants to know is "what's in it for me", right? You are now being known as the helpful person instead of just another marketer promoting a business. This sets you aside from all the rest, then you begin to build that relationship with them and business will flow naturally.

Referring new members to IBOtoolbox brings a little something to you as well! When you refer others to IBOtoolbox and they complete their profile and earn their first star, you are awarded with 200 IBO credits (400 if you are an IBOcontributor) that you can use to advertise your business on the platform! That is huge and let's face it, we are all here to get extra exposure for our business, right? Taking it a step further, you also have the ability to earn commissions on your referral credit purchases! So get busy, grab your IBO promotional links and graphics at Referral Links under Site Navigation at IBOtoolbox and start spreading the word!

 
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!
It's important to make sure that you are utilizing the platform to get maximum results! The best way is to understand IBOtoolbox's OnTrack feature, located on the right side of the dashboard wall. This clever feature works in real time by reviewing your activity at IBOtoolbox. Everytime you go to the dashboard, OnTrack goes out and takes a look at all of your activity at IBO and then issues you stars based on your efforts. To get more details on how to maximize your marketing efforts and maintain your stars, click on each area next to the stars to get more detail! Go IBO!
 
IBOtoolbox Training 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 and are encouraged to revisit this training occassionally to stay up to date!

Even though the webinars have been discontinued, previous webinars are still available for viewing 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!
 
KrisClicks Advertising Traffic Platform
KrisClicks is an advertising traffic platform that has been a raging success online for 1 year! In this short time, the platform has grown to over 7000 active members, has paid out $1000's in commissions to its members and has members that have personally referred as many as 500-1000 new members! Every single person needs website traffic in order to make money and to promote online businesses. Fact is, if you don't have traffic, you are dead in the water!

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 and/or text 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 advertising traffic 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! KrisClicks is a unique platform that gives you the opportunity to get massive exposure for your business across the Internet! 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-branding" 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...
Web banner ad graphics are used as a visual with the intent to drive traffic to a website by linking to the advertiser's website. There are two common types of banner ad graphics that you can use here at IBOtoolbox - static or animated.

Static banners are "single frame" banners comprised of images along with a strong message. This message is your "headline" simply stating your call to action - why your visitor should want to know more. Following your headline should be an action request such as "click here", "learn more" etc. For static banners to perform well, you need to make sure that your message is clear and to the point (5-10 words maximum), make sure your image is appealing and in general, there is not extra or unnecessary ad copy.

Animated banners are "rotating frame" banners usually comprised of no more than 3 frames. Usually the first and second frame would be your call to action; so you would break up the text you had on your static banner - helping build up curiousity. Your third frame would be your action request.

Both types of banners work well and will deliver results if designed using images and colors to quickly grab the attention of your visitors. As far as your headline goes, remember less wording is always better!

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   21 day(s) ago
Thanks Kris, training is imperative. If I hadn't done the training on IBO I would be much further behind. It's also a good idea to read the Newsletters because of the great tips. As well as to stay informed about what's new at IBO.
Cosmos Parris  - www.ibosocial.com/Zedique   21 day(s) ago
Great information on stuffing with too many keywords.Thanks for the info update Kris.
Michael Gielfeldt  - www.ibosocial.com/SurfNinja   21 day(s) ago
Great information. Thank you, Kris. :)
Val Mbayen  - www.ibosocial.com/wahsolopreneur   22 day(s) ago
The IBOtoolbox platform is truly a hidden gem: It's already optimized for search engine so all that is left for us is to provide relevant and valuable content for our audience. And clearly the PR tool is the best way to take advantage of it. Simply powerful. Thanks for the info Kris, and continued success to you.
Samson joyful  - www.ibosocial.com/Pharez360   23 day(s) ago
Very nice very nice ??
Todd Treharne  - www.ibosocial.com/ToddTreharne   23 day(s) ago
Boom- 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! Another stellar NewsLetter! thank YOU!
nadda nadda  - www.ibosocial.com/nadda   23 day(s) ago
Thanks for all information.
QUEENHAJAR AKANQI  - www.ibosocial.com/QHIA   23 day(s) ago
Great one, Kris Karafotas and staying in tune with using IBOtoolbox features is easy with your tips and trainings; Go IBO! :D
Zoran Simovic  - www.ibosocial.com/simkesrb   23 day(s) ago
Informaive as always...go IBO
James Doan  - www.ibosocial.com/CornerOffice   23 day(s) ago
Thank you Kris for another insightful newsletter. IBOtoolbox has grown a lot since I joined. Training is an important part of being successful on the IBOtoolbox platform. If we are really serious about building our business and getting extra exposure, then with just a small consistent input on the platform, there is no limit to how powerful IBO can be as our primary marketing tool!