Recently Related Plugin

Update: The sale for the Recently Related plugin for WordPress is now live at just $10.00 for the first 48 hours or 50 copies, whichever comes first.

It will then rise to $17.00.

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That’s a bit of a strange name I know, but I think it sums up how the plugin works very nicely.

What it does is actively keep your visitor on your site longer in a completely white hat way.

o Unlike other plugins that use a proprietary algorithm that you can’t control, you get to control which posts are related via the use of standard WP tags.
o Create multiple related posts and recently viewed content via the sidebar widgets and shortcodes.
o You can optionally choose to show titles, images and excerpts.
o You can set default numbers of posts to display.
o Works with your existing tags so no need for any extra work to set up.
o Widgets add related content to any sidebar or footer.
o Shortcode puts related or recently viewed posts on any page or post.
o Your visitors can quickly see the posts they’ve read and related content they might find interesting.
o Examples of use might be (and not limited to) review blogs, affiliate sites, or any website that you’re monetising in some way, or using to build a list.

It’s well known that the longer someone spends on a page, the more likely they are to take the action that you want them to. That would for example typically be to buy, to share or to subscribe.

The same is true if you keep someone on a site for as long as possible. They’re far more likely to subscribe if they find what they’re looking for on your site, and if that’s several examples of what they’re interested in, then they’ll go for it.

The plugin does two key things.

#1 – It enables you to display to the reader content that is related to the post they’ve just viewed.

#2 – It enables you to display content that they’ve recently viewed, allowing them to easily get back to the content they’ve just been looking at.

You can present this content in your sidebars via two new widgets, and / or present it on specific pages and posts via the use of a shortcode.

The best bit is that unlike other plugins that only do part of what Recently Related does, it lets YOU decide what content is related by the use of tags.

What I mean by that is, every other plugin I’ve seen (that only does the related posts thing) uses an inbuilt method to decide what’s related. In other words you have no control whatsoever on what’s displayed to the viewer.

By using tags to identify related content, you get full control.  😉

The recently viewed content comes into play when your visitor returns to your site to find what they were looking at before.

Or maybe they’ve been working their way through a few posts. This just makes it very easy for them to get back to where they were.

 

-Frank Haywood

By |April 9th, 2015|internet business, software, wordpress plugins|8 Comments

Webinars Made Easier

Everything you wanted to know about webinars, but were afraid to ask…

Part of the changes I’m making in my business for this year are to provide you with useful training content.

I’ll be doing this by a series of free videos covering various topics such as copy writing, building a sales page, mindset, product creation, outsourcing and so on.

I KNOW lots of people want this kind of stuff after doing my course on auto backing up your web sites last September.

(Incidentally, there will be an updated version available soon to everyone that bought with a proper members area and an affiliate scheme. Watch this space and wait for the email – it’s no additional cost to anyone that has already purchased.)

It’s mainly swilling about in my head at the moment, and only exists as a comprehensive set of notes. But videos and documentation are coming.

Most of it will be free, some will be paid for.

And… One of the things that I’ll be doing later this year are webinars.

Webinars are easy. I know some people get a bit scared, but believe me it’s a LOT easier than standing in front of a room full of people who are waiting to hear you speak.  😉

The best bit is that you get to do the whole thing in the comfort of your own home and even have someone giving you a big hug if you need it.

No-one would ever know…

I know people like them simply because of the useful stuff you can learn, and I ALSO know that when you do any *selling* via a webinar, then people buy.

Simply, the conversion rate is much higher. It’s far more normal to achieve rates of 30-40% conversions rather 3-4%.

And I think I understand the psychology of why this is too, but I’ve not seen anyone discuss this anywhere.

Ingrained in the human psyche is the need to pay back for any perceived favours given. It’s a co-operative mutual help thing that’s been proven to help in individual’s successes.

You can read all about this in Robert B. Cialdini’s book, “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” which you can pick up for a few dollars on Amazon. Well worth it if you do ANY kind of selling – either products or services.

Anyway…

I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground for anything to do with webinars.

And then along comes this quite nice training at an 80% discount for a few days – it ends quite soon.

http://frankhaywood.com/wa/

A heads up first though. The content is good, but you have to pick your way through some of the more obvious stuff before you get to the goodies.

And the members area isn’t laid out in modules as you’d expect it to be.

Those things aside, you could do a lot worse than to grab yourself a copy of this training while it’s on discount.

I love a bargain and I figure that if I like this then you may like it too.

http://frankhaywood.com/wa/

 

-Frank Haywood

By |April 9th, 2015|internet business, list building, training|0 Comments

Geo IP Switcher Plugin

Update: The sale for the Geo IP Switcher plugin for WordPress is now live at just $10.00

It will soon be rising to $17.00, so please don't be surprised when it does...

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This plugin is designed to do two things.

#1 – It addresses the EU VAT (sales tax) issue.
#2 – It enables you to sell to countries that don’t support PayPal.

What it actually does is allow you to run two code snippets on a page.

A default one that displays to countries you wish to sell to using PayPal, and also an alternative code snippet if it isn’t a country that PayPal supports, OR an EU country.

In other words, if someone arrives on your web page that isn’t from a country in your list, then they won’t see the default payment button (or other code), they will instead see the alternative payment processor.

o Automatically switches to alternative payment processor
o Manage unlimited products from a single WordPress Site
o Emergency mode for payment processor limitations
o Will switch out any HTML, not just payment code
o Ideal way of resolving EU VAT rules
o Simply switch to ClickBank for EU countries

Here’s the background to it.

There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle recently with the new EU law that came into force on January 1st. It states that if you are selling into EU countries, then you should be charging VAT (sales tax) at each country’s VAT rate. You should then be paying that money you’ve collected to each country.

<sarcasm>Wow. Just wow.</sarcasm>

In a nutshell…

The idea is that large companies like Amazon and eBay etc that have set up house in Luxembourg were only paying VAT at Luxembourg rates. The governments from the EU countries didn’t like that, and so we have this new law that will prevent this from happening and cause these big companies to now have to pay VAT at local rates for each country.

It doesn’t just affect the big companies though, as we ALL now have to charge and pay VAT for every different EU country at each country’s rate.

As you can imagine, for some this is a massive bureaucratic nightmare, especially for smaller businesses that just can’t or don’t want to handle all the extra paperwork.

As a result, some smaller businesses have decided they won’t sell to the EU anymore.

Personally I don’t think that’s a good solution, and so here’s Geo IP Switcher.

Now you can provide an alternative payment processor such as ClickBank for non-EU and non-PayPal supported countries.

Why ClickBank?

Well, ClickBank aren’t your “normal” payment processor. They sell your products on your behalf, and THEY become the vendor of the product, not you. They’ve also for a few years now been charging sales tax at the appropriate rate and paying it to each country where required.

This makes them ideal for relieving you of a potentially massive headache.

Of course you don’t have to use ClickBank with this plugin, you could just throw up a message saying you don’t deal with EU countries any more, and not allow people to buy.  Or use a different payment processor that suits you more.

Either way, using this plugin keeps you within the law.

The sale goes live at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) Tuesday 3rd March.

Plugin Great members can already find the plugin in the members area.

 

-Frank Haywood

By |March 2nd, 2015|internet business|6 Comments

Magic View Tube Plugin

Update: The sale for the Magic View Tube plugin for WordPress is now live at just $10.00 for the first 48 hours or 50 copies, whichever comes first.

It will then rise to $17.00.

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It enables you to add YouTube videos to your page and then display different ads underneath the video AT SPECIFIC TIMES while the video is playing. In other words you can run relevant ads or calls to action at corresponding times.

Demo 1

Demo 2

Demo 3

You can use HTML in the ads, so it could be a simple link, or a graphic.

o Unlimited ads can be created
o Multiple ads per video
o YouTube suggested videos are disabled
o Create your own “end frame” via HTML for when the video ends
o Optional auto pause of video when user clicks away
o Optionally disable player controls
o Insert videos into pages and posts via TinyMCE editor button
o Everything done within WordPress
o Editable styling for ad messages
o Use HTML in ads including images and links
o Developer licence during this sale only

With Magic View Tube, you get the control over how your video is displayed, what calls to action your viewers see, and even whether or not the link back to YouTube is shown.

-Frank Haywood

By |February 15th, 2015|internet business|11 Comments