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Derek Gehl


Derek Gehl is the CEO of the Internet Marketing Center, an internet marketing firm that has helped thousands of people learn to start and run their own online businesses.IMC hosts a new Search Marketing Lab Forum, where members have their strategy questions answered by search marketing specialists.

30 Recent Stories

Grab Customers With Long-Tail Keywords

Close the deal with motivated shoppers by helping them find exactly what they're looking for.

Top Secret: Get Your E-mail Opened

When it comes to e-mail marketing, it's all about the subject line. Make the most of yours.
January 15, 2009 in Marketing

Shopping Comparison Engines Will Boost Sales

Get your products to the top of search-engine listings with the help of these portal sites.
December 12, 2008 in Selling Online

5 Steps to Customer Loyalty Surveys That Work

It's a great way to keep your business moving forward in any economy.
November 4, 2008 in Business Management

4 Steps to Assessing Your Product's Profit Potential

Is it a market or just a mirage?
September 10, 2008 in Growth Strategies

3 Secrets to a Site that Sells

Put these tips in place to turn browsers into buyers.
August 15, 2008 in Building a Website

Convert Customers With a Perfect Landing Page

Remember these three steps if you want to convert your pay-per-click ads into sales.
June 20, 2008 in Building a Website

7 Deadly Design Sins That Can Kill Your Conversions

Don't let design flaws scare away your online customers.
April 29, 2008

Survive the Storm

Power through the economic slowdown with these 5 e-business turbochargers.
March 26, 2008 in Growth Strategies

Promoting Affiliate Products

To compete effectively in large markets for affiliate products, you need to focus, focus, focus.
December 31, 2007 in Selling Online

How to Reduce 'Purchase Anxiety'

Make visitors feel more comfortable buying from your site with these 8 tips.
November 30, 2007 in Branding

Holiday Sales Checklist

Start doing these 10 things now to prepare for the year's biggest shopping season.
October 16, 2007 in Online Marketing

Promoting Your Web Biz with eBay

Are you promoting your business in the world's biggest marketplace?
August 27, 2007 in Online Marketing

How to Get Your Business Online for Under $200

For the cost of a nice dinner, you can have your business online in one month.
July 25, 2007 in Building a Website

Get Your Business Online for Less Than $200

For the cost of a nice dinner, you can have your business online in one month.
July 25, 2007

Get Out From Behind Your Computer

Improve your online business by making the most of seminars, workshops and conferences.
June 29, 2007 in Business Management

Google's New Ad Format

Learn how advertisers and publishers can benefit from Google's new advertising model that aims to turn ads into action.
May 31, 2007 in Online Marketing

Want to Grow? Then Test.

Make sure you're testing changes to your website to determine what works and what doesn't.
May 2, 2007 in Growth Strategies

Search Marketing 101

Learn the basics of an essential internet marketing strategy.

The Basics of Building an Online Business

8 tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.
February 28, 2007 in Online Marketing

Write a Keyword-Rich Article to Increase Site Traffic

If you have a way with words, we have 3 simple steps that'll help increase your web traffic--for free.
January 22, 2007 in SEO | Search Engine Optimization

Improve Your Online Customer Service

If you're wondering why customers aren't coming back to your e-business, maybe you should take a long, hard look at your customer service.
December 29, 2006 in Business Management

E-Business Trends: It's All About the Customer

Want to grow your online business in the coming year? Cater to your customers wherever and whenever they want to hear your marketing message.
November 16, 2006 in Growth Strategies
Increase Your Online Sales

Increase Your Online Sales

Don't just bank on one product. Learn how to generate even more sales by adding backend items.
October 25, 2006 in Online Marketing
Make Your Sales Copy Sell

Make Your Sales Copy Sell

7 tricks to writing copy that brings in business.
September 25, 2006 in Online Marketing

8 Opt-In Offers Your Visitors Can't Refuse

Look beyond newsletters in your online marketing efforts to find customers for your e-mail list.
August 31, 2006 in Finding Customers

4 Easy Ways to Get Advertisers on Your Site

Pump up your profit margin with these simple tips for attracting advertisers.
July 24, 2006 in Advertising

Top 5 Tips for Getting Your E-Mails Opened

Keep customers from deleting your e-mails with these simple tips.
June 26, 2006 in Online Marketing

Hot New Ways to Market Online

Make 2006 your most profitable year ever with these top three up-to-the-minute marketing strategies.
June 5, 2006 in Online Marketing