Posted on October 31, 1998
================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** THIRD ISSUE *** "Free Tips to promote your website" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com ================================================== .................................................. October 31, 1998 Newsletter #3 .................................................. Sponsor Message: Now that you've registered your site, you're almost ready to start taking orders. Next, you need to accept credit cards. Charge.Com lets you take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. They have the best rates, over 95% of applicants are accepted, and there's NO APPLICATION FEE. To apply right now visit http://www.charge.com/?addme6 .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a brand new high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote and market their website. The Add Me! Newsletter has currently 100,000 subscribers. Want to submit an article for this newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm Hope you'll enjoy it! *************************************************** .....THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE..... Why Aren't You Making It On The Net? ==================================== Every hour the number of businesses establishing a presence on the web is growing at an ever increasing and incredible rate. Internet commerce is widley tipped to become the first TRILLION DOLLAR Industry. While many companies see there profits soar, the vast majority do not. So you've laid out thousands having your site designed, hosted etc, and are waiting for the profits to roll in right? Wrong! No doubt the designer has delivered a great looking site that you can be proud of. Maybe with plenty of animation, fancy graphics, the works. But will it do all that you hoped? The following may prove helpful. 1. How long does it take to download? Surfers have a very short attention span, so in the main , unless your visitor is looking for you specifically, if your site takes too long to load chances are they'll move on. 2. Remember the most important thing in marketing? The Customer. Without whom you wouldn't have a business. Pretty basic but unbelieveable how many times their needs are ignored. Make it easy for them and for you. If they can order and pay on line it goes along way to increase those sales. Get yourself an on line credit card facility. 3. URL submissions are all very well but you need to get listed as high in the search engines as possible otherwise the exercise can prove a waste of time. Why not search for your competitors or similar sites. See where they are ranked. Compare yourself to the top ranking sites in your field - click on source and see what they've done and you haven't. This should be an ongoing exercise. Be prepared to make a few changes. 4. Just like the rest of your marketing effort, the process of attracting traffic should be constant and maintained. Link and Banner exchanges are a good idea. Also the promotion of your site off line can bring great dividends. =================================================== Sponsor Message: Give your web site a search engine and earn profits! Include WhO's Best? search box in your web site. For every two searches generated, we will place your full-size banner ad on top of our pages. Our next generation search technology tops every search result with the people's choice best sites, each independently investigated to determine age, popularity and quality. Proceed to: http://whosbest.com =================================================== SOMETHING FOR THE NETWORKERS OK so you've joined one of the thousands of opportunities out there, but how good is it in terms of - Product - Support - Tools - and Compensation. ( Please Don't Tell Me ! ) I know there are some excellent online businesses being networked out there, but as we all know only too well or should, the net abounds with miscreant maleficents who hope you were born yesterday. Just send $ 10 and add your name to the bottom of the list and send it to everyone you know. Bound to make at least $ 50,000 in 30 days. Oh please that one is older than I am. Join now, Limited Opportunity. We build your downline for you Guaranteed from spill over. You can make over $1000,000.00 per year I've done it and want to help you. WOW How could I get so lucky - NOT. The majority of these companies seem to encourage spam as the main , if not the sole means of promotion. I regularly receive tons of this unsolicited e-mail, most of which isn't even well written. It is highly annoying and no wonder only manages to generate a response rate of really an average of 0.1%. Although I'm sure a number of people will take issue with that. Spammers are only too well aware of their actions thats why they need to hide behind aliases. If you are conducting an e-mail campaign, responsibly I hope, it may pay to consider the following. 1. Target your e-mail. It is more than likely a complete waste of time , money and other resources sending a message to someone not remotely interested. With a message aimed at a person likely to at least read it you've got a fighting chance. 2. Write for the medium. In off line media, the rule is usually " The more you tell the more you sell". However with internet marketing your audience probably won't read much past the first paragraph. The subject line must be inviting enough to have it at least opened. Your message should be well crafted enough to Attract Attention - Gain Interest - Move to Action. The whole idea is to get your prospect to either mail you back or visit your site. An initial e-mail is not the place to go into a long sales pitch. Every large piece of spam that comes through ( in some cases several ages ) gets deleted immediately, at least by me anyway. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against Networking. Indeed as I said there are many excellent opportunities out there, and with a good company, provided you do things properly you undoubtedly can make a very good living. Some other things you might like to try are:- If there is a company site, check to see if you can mirror a page on a free hosting site so that you can take part in Banner and Link exchanges. This may go a long way in exposing your business. Same goes if you've got an SRWP ( Self Replicating Web Page) But be sure to check with your company to see if this is allowed. TIP: After you've put the page up on one of these free sites , go back and check that all the links work. I have access to a number of excellent promotional tools for on and off line use , including e-mail approaches and great examples of promoting and support for your business that I am willing to direct you to for free, providing; 1. You do not spam me with opportunities. 2. You are patient. I have a mountain of mail to get through. ------------------------------------------------------------ Damian Fairbrother firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------ ================================================== The Add Me! newsletter is a free newsletter distributed weekly by Add Me (http://www.addme.com), the most popular website promotion engine on the web, and it is 100% FREE! If you received this newsletter it is because you subscribed to it through the Add Me! website. To unsubscribe to the Add Me! newsletter, go to http://www.addme.com/newsletter and enter your email address. 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