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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Newsletters and Spam Filters

Whenever you join any newsletter or business, the first thing you should do is white list them (add them to your friends list) so the emails do not get deleted or hidden in a spam/junk mail folder. You will have to check your mail provider to see how this is done.

Some mail providers are deleting your business email in the name of looking out for your best interest, so be sure to check your spam or bulk mail folders. If you find important emails, add them to your friends list. Typically, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL dumps business emails into a junk folder and you may never see them. Some people report problems with mail getting through at EarthLink and SBCGlobal. Log into your web mail and check the spam filters. You can turn them off and check spam/bulk mail folders there.

Remember, you are in business so you should act like it. You should have a business email account that you keep cleaned out and bounce free. If you have a brick and mortar business, you're going to get calls and solicitations you don't want - the same way you get spam emails on the Net. But, it's a important part of the biz and you have to accept it.

Don't cause grief for the owners of the programs you are involved in by bouncing emails or by not receiving your verification emails. If you are using a provider that does not let these emails through, change providers. Otherwise, you will miss too many important emails.

By Bobby Ivie

First posted in the Traffic Roundup Cattle Call - Traffic Roundup's online newsletter.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Online Temptation Blocker


Online Temptation Blocker

- by Jim Edwards

© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

One of the best things about doing business online involves the fact that with a computer and Internet connection you can do just about anything you want.

One of the worst things about doing business online involves the fact that with a computer and Internet connection you can do just about anything you want.

In a business context, computers and Internet access represent the ultimate double-edged sword that requires discipline and self-control when it comes to the endless possibilities of how to spend your time.

Now, for all of us who fall into the category of needing a tad more will-power to stay on task, help arrives in the form of a free software app for PC called "Temptation Blocker."

Originally developed to help the software's author avoid playing "Half Life 2" (a great game, by the way) while under pressure to meet a critical deadline for his work, "Temptation Blocker" operates with a very simple purpose.

He knew that if he could just let the sane part of himself set limits, he would head off the game playing in moments of weakness later on during the day.

Now, for the rest of us who need a little help avoiding temptation throughout the day, we can use this same program in a variety of ways.

The software comes free of charge for PC users (sorry, no MAC version at this time) by logging on to

Download the software and follow the simple installation steps and then restart your computer.

Once the software installs, you start it up and see a list of the programs in your computer's Start Menu.

You can check off the ones you want to block, tell it how long to block them, and then get to work.

If you ever give in to temptation and try to start the blocked programs, a dialogue box pops up telling you how much longer until the programs are available again.

If the program you wish to block doesn't show up in the list, you can browse for it and add it to the program list.

If it lists programs you know you'll never want to block, you can right mouse click them and remove them individually from the list.

You can then create profiles to block specific programs based on the job you need to get done.

* The Email Addict *

I admit it: I'm addicted to email.

I've developed a compulsion to click the "Send/Receive"
button on my Mail Washer software at least every 5-10 minutes throughout the day.

Not only does it distract me to run down at least a half- dozen rabbit-holes daily, but it also adds greatly to my overall stress level.

By blocking access to my email program, I'm actually weaning myself out of the habit of constantly checking email every few minutes and reclaiming valuable time.

* Get Work Done! *

No matter what deadline you face, by blocking those programs which tempt you to sidetrack and waste time, you'll actually get more time to enjoy them!

Instead of fragmenting your time into inefficient bits, you can concentrate on one task at a time, get it completed, and then do whatever you want with the extra free time - and do it with a guilt-free conscience.


Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the co- author of an amazing ebook that will teach you how to work less, get paid more... and have tons more fun!

Are YOU a "Lazy Achiever"?
"The Lazy Man's Guide to Online Business"
How to Work Less, get Paid More and have tons more Fun! Proven tips, tricks, techniques and strategies of Superstar "Lazy Achievers"!

Monday, July 24, 2006

TrafficRoundup Surfing Special

For the next 16 hours credits from surfing have been increased for all Pro members.
Instead of 1 credit for each site you view, you will get 1.5 credit for every site you view.

In addition the "Cattle Roundup" game will award you 10 credits for every cow collected today. However, you must finish the game to collect the credits. To finish the game you need to reach the finish spot, OR get bitten by the snake. This is one day it is good to get a snake bite.

Quote of the day: "Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snake bite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake." ~ WC Fields.

NOTE: this special ends at 6:00 AM (EDT) Tues. July 25

Friday, July 21, 2006

Easily Add Your Voice to Your Website, Blog or Auction Page

Have you ever wished you could add your voice to a webpage?

Wouldn't it be nice to add a timely greeting that made vistors feel welcomed?

Now it is as easy as making a phone call and copy/pasting a small peice of text code to your website.

Then if you ever want to change the message, just pick up the phone and make another call to record a new message.

If this sounds like something that would help your online business, then visit this page right now. Voice2Page

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Summer Sale on Traffic Roundup Advertising

Traffic Roundup prices have been reduced again.

Visit to check out the great deals.

Summertime is a busytime for many people. You may not have time to earn all the credits that you need to keep your website or blog in front of prospects. So purchase some advertising credits today and ralax at the beach knowing that your site is getting maximum exposure at TrafficRoundup.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Tagging Secrets

I have created a free downloadable report about the "tag and ping" or tagging for traffic method of using bookmarking sites and tagging to get your website in front of people that are looking for the information you have.

This report does not teach the "black hat" techniques that are being taught by some. Black hat, spammy tactics will not help you in the long run. I want to teach you how to get quality, targeted traffic that is interested in what you offer and want to come back to your site for more information time and time again.

My free report can be found at . I am also working on a tutorial that will walk you through the steps you need to take to start getting targeted visitors and relevant back links to your website.