Posted on March 12, 1999
================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** ISSUE #19 *** "Free tips for promoting your website" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com ================================================== >> Links and How They Help Increase << Your Web Traffic ........................................................ March 12th, 1999 *** ISSUE #19 *** ........................................................ SPONSOR MESSAGE: The best way to increase traffic to your site for FREE! The free BannersXChange network places your banner on the most visible part of a page with no other banners competing on the same screen. BannersXChange guarantees to triple the results of any of its top ten competitors or it will give you 1000 banner exposures for FREE! To learn more, click http://bannersxchange.com/ .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote and market their website. The Add Me! Newsletter has currently over 140,000 subscribers, all interested in this topic. Interested in sponsoring this Newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm for more info! Hope you'll enjoy it! *************************************************** .....THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE..... Links and How They Help Increase Your Web Traffic ================================================= What is a link? A link is a connecting point from one webpage to another. By clicking on a link it takes you to the webpage it is pointing to. Why do I need to be concerned about links? Well, the more websites that have a link to your website the more traffic you can get. To use a toaster website for example, let's say there are 30 links to other websites pointing to the toaster website. You may be thinking it's only 30 links. But what if the web pages that those links are on each get accessed by 20 people a day. That's 600 people a day that can go to your website from those links and if 25% percent of those people actually came to your website which is 150 people and let's say for arguments sake 10% of those people bought toasters from the website. That's 15 toasters sold a day and 105 toasters a week. That's a lot of toasters! (Remember, your website is your store, which is open to the public 24 hours a day - 7 days a week) Ok, so how do I get links on other sites? First, you have to figure out who your public is, then surf the net to find websites that reach your public. Back to the toaster website example, to obtain links for the toaster website, I would surf the net to find sites that cater to my public like appliance directories, webzines or web magazines that have to do with toasters and/or any other type of websites that would cater to my public of people that buy toasters. ==================================================== !!! SUBMIT YOUR SITE TO UP TO 500 SEARCH ENGINES !!! Visit GetHits, the number one source for website submission! To submit your site to up to 500 search engines and directories, go to this URL: http://www.addme.com/gethits <- click here! ==================================================== There are two types of links you can obtain, free and to pay for them. Free Once I have found the websites that I would like to have a link put on , I would contact the webmaster and ask them if they would be willing to put a link on their website back to my website, and in exchange I would put a link to their website on my toaster website. This is called exchanging links. Most people are pretty nice about it and are willing to put a link on their website in exchange for you to put a link on your website. You can also add a webpage on your website and dedicate it to websites that have exchanged links with you, called a links page. Fee The other way of getting links on other websites is by paying a monthly fee for them. Links range in price anywhere from $25.00 to $10,000.00 a month depending on the website and the traffic the website receives. Some people don't want to exchange links on their sites in order to get free links, yet they don't want to pay for links either. These are the only two ways I have found of getting links on other web pages. I mean think about it, if someone approached you to put a link on your website and you are the one that spent the time and money to promote your site to get web traffic to it, are you going to put a link to someone else's site for no exchange back? Frequently Asked Questions: Oh, I don't know about exchanging links with other websites. What if I exchange links with other websites and my web traffic leaves my website and goes to the other websites? Well, here's a newsflash - That's the chance your gonna have to take, if an internet user wants to leave your website regardless of whether you have links to other webpages or not, all they have to do is type in an internet web address into their web browser and hit enter or simply hit the back button on their web browser. You can't force an internet user to stay if they don't want to stay. This is where the question "Is your website effective?" comes in. To answer that question go to: http://www.digitalgold.com/newsletter/effect.html You can read my past article entitled "Is Your Website Effective"? Ok- I have a links page with 50 links and I'm getting traffic but I want more links and more traffic. What can I do? 1) You can obtain more links or 2)You can implement an Affiliate/Associate program. An Affiliate/Associate program is a program whereby people link to your website and if an internet user clicks on that link and goes to your website and makes a purchase you pay the owner of that website a commission. It's similar to having an online sales force yet cutting out the expense of training, phone bills, business cards etc. For more information about Affiliate/Associate programs go to: http://www.associateprograms.com http://www.markwelch.com/bannerad/bcf_main.htm http://www.affiliatezone.com http://www.getequipped.com A last word about links, the more links you have on other websites the better. The last statistic I found on this was 88% of the users out there find webpages from other webpages. So whether you pay for links or get free links, it's definitely in your best interest to be linked. Happy Promoting, ------------------------------------------------------------ Kathy Gold For past articles about web promotion go to: http://www.digitalgold.com/newsletter/news.html If you have any questions about web promotions or would like to contact Digital Gold to help your website promotion take off. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ------------------------------------------------------------ You are receiving this newsletter because you subscribed to it through the Add Me! website. If you have missed previous issues of the Add Me! Newsletter you can find them at: http://www.addme.com/previous.htm The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Add Me, Inc. 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