Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 222 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!
There were two very important changes that the IBO Development Team announced this past week.

The first change is the daily credit coupon. Instead of having one coupon worth 50 credits, there will be two credit coupons worth 50 credits each. Additionally the credit coupon will reset 2 times per day (giving you a new credit coupon code). At 6AM and 6PM EST the credit coupon will automatically change. These daily coupons are still located at the IBO Credit Center under the Free Credit Coupon area. This change will bring more activity to the platform as more and more members will be logging on multiple times to get the current credit coupon code to redeem.

The next change that occurred is the Comment Cleanup system. This is really great news for all of us! What this means is the system will automatically detect inconclusive comments like "interesting PR", "thanks for this PR", etc. With this cleanup system in place, members will now need to provide actual feedback which is really quite easy if you read the PR. Since everything we do on IBO gets indexed in the search engines, comments like "nice PR" does not do anyone any good. Since launching this new system, the feedback from the members have been been very good and the comments being left on PRs are awesome! A big shout out to the Development Team for putting this in place!

Quality Commenting on Press Releases at IBOtoolbox - Training
At IBO, members can comment on other member press releases. Additionally, if you have at least 5 stars, you earn 5 credits (10 for IBO contributor badge holders) per press release that you comment on. While commenting massively can certainly help you rack up IBO credits, you need to ask youself if those comments you are leaving are "quality" comments. With the new Comment Cleanup system in place, quality commenting is now more important than ever!

If you are leaving comments that have nothing to do with the PR but maybe just acknowledging that particular PR, you really are not adding value to the press release nor do you really appear interested in what the writer has to say. Even worse - it is kind of obvious that you didn't even read the PR. Here are examples of what I mean:

"Great PR, thanks for sharing!" OR "Excellent PR, liked and shared!"

Most of us have gotten these kinds of comments on our PRs, right? When I get thise comments, I think to myself, wouldn't it be nice if people would tell me why this PR is great or excellent or the value they are getting from my PR. We all want people to comment on our PRs, but a good, quality comment that actually adds something to the conversation and is worth keeping people engaged and interacting! Here is a great lesson I came across from Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog on how to compose a quality comment. Click here for a direct link to the blog. There might be more we can learn from these kids! Below is a video Mrs. Yollis' 3rd grade classroom did on quality comments.

I love what these kids have to say about always being positive and specific in your comments! I hope that you enjoyed this lesson as much as I did! As mentioned previously, everything we do at IBO gets indexed in the search engines - this includes comments! Additionally, since 96 percent of the daily traffic is non-member traffic, you never know who might be reading those comments!

IBOtoolbox Tip of the Week!
When using the IBOtoolbox messenger or chat system, it is not recommended to try and sell your associates by including links to your opportunity. You can promote your business as much as you want on the wall and through banner and/or listing ads as well as PRs. Utilize the IBO messenger and chat system to build real business relationships!

Special Note: Looking for more tips? Just visit the IBOhelpdesk FAQ Section!
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.

Rebrandable Traffic A state of the art Internet website traffic distribution system. Pulling traffic in from over 31 thousand websites around the world, redirecting hundreds of thousands of web visitors to customer websites everyday. RT has an Alexa Booster built in, which can lower those Alexa ratings by simply using our traffic. Free trial, no payment required. Members have the ability to rebrand and resell the traffic as well as referring others to the platform to earn commissions.

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!
Introducing the IBO Custom Order Package
IBOtoolbox is the best place to brand you and get your business the exposure it needs. The IBO Custom Order Package is now available at IBOtoolbox! If you are looking to extend your advertising reach by purchasing additional IBOtoolbox Credits, IBOlist Credits, IBOexchange Coins or VIP Days, becoming part of ClubIBO, or even a custom banner design contact me by submitting a support ticket at the IBOHelpdesk and I'll put together an IBO package for you specifically tailored to your needs. Tell me what you are interested in and what your marketing budget is. If you are not sure what you need, we can set up a time to chat live!
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", 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...
Have you ever on wondered why no one is clicking on your banner or your click through rate is very low? Here are a few reasons that might be causing this:

1. You are advertising to the wrong audience. This is pretty self-explanatory, however if your banner ad is about classes on auto mechanics, IBOtoolbox is probably the wrong place to run that banner ad.

2. Your banner ad is distracting to your audience. It's flashing, has neon colors and is just getting in the way of people getting the information they came for when visiting that page. This type of banner ad will not only get a very low click thru rate, but more than likely cause the person to go somewhere else. Banner ads with relevant information that look like they belong on the website will get the best CTR.

3. You are using banner ads that your business opportunity has supplied you with. Think about this one for a minute.... EVERYONE is using those banners! So very quickly saturation comes into play and when these banners are shown, people ignore them because they already know what they are going to see when they click on them.

4. Finally, tell your audience why they should click on your banner - how you can help them, etc. Also, make sure you tell them what they need to do next with a call to action such as "click here".

Every banner graphic designed at Bizopbanners is unique to the person ordering. The members that get the best CTR with their banner advertising are constantly changing them up and having new designed banners frequently. I invite you to come over and take a look at how I can help you promote your business.

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Aziz Basry  - www.ibosocial.com/aziz2911   34 hour(s) ago
yes comment giving a our opinion about the post and the help to exposure the ibo member to the TOP be showing for all IBO MEMBERS.its GREAT TOOL
Gary Welsh  - www.ibosocial.com/garywelsh   51 hour(s) ago
I noticed with this news letter emphasis was made on posting quality comments. I for one is happy as now it does force the viewer to actually read your press release before commenting rather than just saying good PR. It all makes better for our wonderful social platform and gives better ranking on google for related search results. Continue the great work IBO Team leaders
Dr Tre Steger-Smith  - www.ibosocial.com/trephd0424   51 hour(s) ago
Thank you for the video tip. This was awesome! I have not been on IBO in over a year and now that my new sub-brand Destined to Succeed Consulting Mastermind is uploaded it is now going to grow. Yes out of the mouths of babes is correct! Thanks again Kris. Im baaaack. Its Dr. Tre. Hey Girl how ya been!
Dr Tre Steger-Smith  - www.ibosocial.com/trephd0424   51 hour(s) ago
Good advice. Can I forward this to my Mastermind group and my many followers?
Andrea Richards  - www.ibosocial.com/richesnow   2 day(s) ago
Kris is there a way I can forward this newsletter to my email?
Andrea Richards  - www.ibosocial.com/richesnow   2 day(s) ago
This weeks Newsletter covers quite a bit of details. I definitely have to read it again. The video how to leave a quality comment is a definite must watch several times, take notes and apply it to our blog. Please don't disregard the information given because it's coming from grade 3 students. We can learn a lot from children. I'm saying this because I'm a volunteer teacher. I've learn so much from my students.
ed Diop  - www.ibosocial.com/leveraging22   2 day(s) ago
Enjoyed issue 222! Great Newsletter and great content! Thanks Kris for sharing! Go IBO!
Chris Julian  - www.ibosocial.com/ChrisJulianRN   3 day(s) ago
THanks Kris for a great newsletter..I appreciate knowing the new free credit code changes..wow..will certainly get me tuned in more than once a day. And thanks for the video blog on Quality Comments. Having a quality comment on something posted actually shows honor and respect. I will certainly take the tips to heart and seek to improve my own comments!
David Sharp  - www.ibosocial.com/davidgsharp   3 day(s) ago
That was a great video Kris and I learned a lot from these kids and the 4 ways to leave a valuable blog comment, and to always make sure to proofread our comments.
Katarina Hofbaur  - www.ibosocial.com/Team24   3 day(s) ago
Thanks for the latest Newsletter Kris! Very valuable information, also about how to make comments, which sometimes can be an issue. The kids in the video explain it in a wonderful ( and correct! ) way. I sometimes wish people could be more offen and honest in what they say - a little bit like children... Don't you think too?! :)
Vladimir Kostic  - www.ibosocial.com/kolapsx   3 day(s) ago
IBO newsletter is very valuable weekly tool. I always learn something new. In this issue, I do enjoy the most in part: How to Write a Quality Comment! Thanks and keep it up the good work.
Fred Mugone  - www.ibosocial.com/fredds   3 day(s) ago
Another awesome IBO newsletter. Loving the changes and improvements that have been introduced. The member comments on PR's have definitely improved a great deal. It's very hard to come across those meaningless "robotic" ones that used to be so common before. Great Job. Keep it up.
Herb Ratsch  - www.ibosocial.com/pmapower   3 day(s) ago
Thank you for keeping us informed through the newsletter. I like the 2x50 credits idea. It will keep people coming back to IBO more frequently! :-)
Sule Yesufu  - www.ibosocial.com/sdymanagers   3 day(s) ago
Kris, issue 222 was a great read. I learned a lot here. Thank you.
Dr Gerard Saltibus MD  - www.ibosocial.com/easycare   4 day(s) ago
Great kids, Great advice. Great Newsletter. It would be interesting to find out how far these kids have gone. Thanks IBO.
willie robertson  - www.ibosocial.com/willrob321   4 day(s) ago
Wow! The things we can learn from children... They aren't afraid to ask questions I know, I have three grandchildren, lol. Comments should add value to the already a conversation that has already been started. Thanks Kris for sharing this article.
Tony Koker  - www.ibosocial.com/TonyKoker   4 day(s) ago
I really appreciate your unending time and effort every single week. This newsletter is but one way that you help us and the whole system that is IBO. The programmers as well contribute to improvements we all enjoy.
Athena Gay  - www.ibosocial.com/AthenaGlobal   4 day(s) ago
Happy Sunday, Kris! One thing I learned about myself this week since the IBOT Development Team announcements this week is that 1) I can be creative with a little more effort, and 2) it's business as usual and nothing personal. I especially like the tip-of-the-week however I am happy to note it is occurring less every month. Cheers to a great week! :)
Terri Pattio  - www.ibosocial.com/mspattiomentor   4 day(s) ago
The purpose of commenting is to engage in conversation with that associate. 'Nice PR' is not engaging in a conversation with the writer. As you said in the newsletter it sends the wrong message because none of the associates will not respond/reply and not want to read your press releases. ~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heart