Posted on July 20, 1999
=================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** ISSUE #47 *** "Free tips for promoting your website and business" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com =================================================== ...THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE... >> How To Generate More Traffic To Your Site << ........................................................ July 20th, 1999 *** ISSUE #47 *** ........................................................ Message from our sponsor: ============================================================ ATTENTION! THE ULTIMATE E-COMMERCE SALES SPECIAL! Start Accepting Credit Cards AND get a Real-Time Secure Gateway AND Easy-to-use Shopping Cart AND Web Hosting - starting as low as $95 one-time setup and $10/month! VISIT HTTP://versanet.com/addme.html TODAY! Or call us at 1-310-937-7355, e-mail to: email@example.com ============================================================ .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote their website and business. The Add Me! Newsletter has currently over 180,000 subscribers, all interested in this topic. Hope you'll enjoy it! Interested in placing an ad in this Newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm for more info! To unsubscribe, please refer to the end of this message! *************************************************** .....THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE..... How To Generate More Traffic To Your Site =========================================== By Chris Small Everyday people send me emails asking for specific ways to generate more traffic to their sites. In this article I would like to address some of the areas that most of the questions refer to. Traffic is the life blood of any web business and the most obvious place to start is the Search Engines. You will want to personally go to the big Search Engines like Yahoo, Lycos, Alta Vista, InfoSeek, etc., and place your links and info. After you're finished with the big ones though it really makes sense to use a submission service to reach the hundreds and hundreds of smaller search engines. These little Search Engines can be very valuable sources of niche traffic. Another great way to use Search Engine traffic to your benefit is to actually operate one yourself. It's much easier than you would think and the cost really has come down. You can even recoup the initial cost by selling advertising space on it just like the big guys do. If you'd like more info on this just send me an email. Okay, now that you're registered with the search engines how else can you drum up some traffic. Well you can install traffic generating plugins. Quite simply you give people something for FREE. I personally use FREE Reports, FREE Classified ads, FREE PostCards, FREE Reminder Services, FREE For All (FFA) Links Pages and a few others. These tools will bring people into your site and keep them coming back again and again. You do have to promote them though. Yes, go back to the search engines and register these URL's too. ==================================================== Stay Informed! Get Special Deals on: [x] Affiliate Programs [x] E-Commerce [x] Webmaster tools [x] Web Design and Promotion [x] Business Opportunities ......and much more! It's FREE! at http://www.stay-informed.com ==================================================== The next three methods are my personal favorites and in the past few weeks have generated ten's of thousands of hits to my site and hundreds of new ezine subscribers. 1) Banner Advertising - Do Banner swaps with other webmasters, participate in a banner exchange program, or buy banner space on high profile sites. The key here is to have a very effective banner. It is advisable to seek professional guidance on the design and wording. There are certain colors and words that will stimulate people to click through your banners. Another variation of this is to operate your own Banner Exchanger. You just encourage visitors to put their banner into your system and place the specified code on their web pages. For every page view that comes from their site they get their banner displayed on another site. The beauty of this program is that below the customers banner is a little strip banner that displays your message and URL. Every web site that participates in your Banner Exchange has your message on it. 2) Ezine Ad Swaps - This one is a no brainer. You just approach other similar ezine publishers and ask if they would like to swap ads with you. This dramatically improves your exposure to the market. For a list of over 600 ezines go to http://www.site-city.com/members/e-zine-master/ Try to limit the amount of advertising that you place in your ezines so that you don't overload your readers. Some publishers send out special ad sheets that are separate from their regular newsletter. It's also a good idea to key code your ads so that you know where the responses are coming from. 3) Article Submissions - This one isn't for everyone. But, if you have an ability to write interesting articles that would appeal to a broad base of readers, you can generate a lot of traffic for free and possibly even get paid for it. You don't have to write about marketing or the Internet. Just find a subject that you are knowledgeable in and start writing. Go to the above list of 600+ ezines and get in touch with the publishers of ezines that are appropriate to your subject matter. Let them know about your article. They are often looking for interesting articles for their subscribers. These methods will all work very well for you but you must work them. As Alexandra Stoddard said "What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows." Let's get busy! Feel free to contact me with further questions. -------------------------------------------------------------- Chris Small is a cyber entrepreneur and host of the very successful 'World Deal Center'. He may be reached at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org His main website is http//www.WorldDealCenter.com/ Chris invites you to sample his ezine The ‘World of Deals' for FREE. To receive your copy just send an email with "Subscribe World of Deals" in the subject... or go to http://www.worlddealcenter.com/newsletter.htm and enter your email address. -------------------------------------------------------------- This newsletter is sent to you as part of the free Add Me! submission service you have used recently. If you have missed previous issues of the Add Me! 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