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    Exclamation Three Advertising Strategies for Website Traffic!
    Every day, on line marketers are dreaming up new ways to gain targeted
    traffic to their websites; and, almost every beginning marketer will take
    any kind of traffic to their website because the sign of traffic helps build
    confidence in the practice of learning to market products, goods, or
    services over the Internet. Be it SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to
    boost the ranking of a website, trading reciprocal links with
    complimentary websites for link popularity, or compiling opt-in email safe
    lists for direct marketing, the Internet marketer is sure to succeed when
    following in the footsteps of those that possess the tools and techniques
    of money making websites.

    One must implement a complete marketing plan that entails all
    three of these strategies: SEO, Links, and eMail, and one must do these
    each and every day really hit pay dirt!

    In strategy one, SEO, there is not much to do once you've optimized
    your site with the proper description and keyword list entered as Meta
    tags. You set it up and submit it to as many search engines as possible.
    You can submit it one-by-one by yourself, multiple submits through a
    submission site, or use PPC (pay-per-click) inclusion by paying for
    keywords that consumers may use to find your website. This strategy only
    takes minimal time and effort to maintain or edit, leaving you time to
    concentrate on swapping links and email (direct) marketing.

    Strategy two, reciprocal links, is a way of networking with other
    websites to maximize popularity with the search engine industry. The
    more links pointing to and from your website, the higher the ranking and
    listing in search engine results which leads to more targeted traffic
    visiting your website. A webmaster can spend 100 of hours locating,
    contacting, and then trading links with other websites; or, they can utilize
    a linking management website to pool together websites that are eager
    to trade and give a way to link with each other in a simple and easy
    format. If you use a link management site, recommended, then it too
    frees up some time to devote to other strategies of marketing, like email
    marketing.

    Strategy three, eMail (direct) marketing, is the medium that seems to
    get the most response for your effort, but finding people to send emails to
    is a enormous undertaking in itself. A way to capture multiple email
    addresses is to simply ask the visitors of your website to sign up to some
    kind of list, either for a contest, freebie give-away, newsletter, or site
    update report.

    You could go the avenue of paying for your advertisement to be placed
    on someone else’s list, and then you could capture the names of the
    people who responded to the ad. Having your own unique list is the most
    effective form of Internet marketing possible. This list gives you the ability
    to pass your message to these people immediately and many times
    over. Because whenever you need a rush of traffic to your website, you
    can just send a message to the list and know that you are sending the
    message to people who have opted to receive it. These people are the
    ones you are trying to convince to become your cash-paying customer.

    These three strategies must be implemented to gain a tremendous
    amount of traffic to your website. The process is always an ongoing thing;
    however, certain areas need more attention than others, such as email
    (direct) marketing being the most profitable of the three. Most successful
    marketers will tell you that the 'money is in the list,' and you better believe
    it. As with all marketing strategies, nothing happens over night unless you
    have spent many days laying the ground work toward success. Your daily
    attention to these three principles or strategies, SEO, reciprocal linking,
    and email (direct) marketing, is the ground work that you must do before,
    during, and after your success on the Internet because if you blink the
    website behind you has passed you and are now capturing the
    customers you were after.

    Internet marketing is a cruel game if you want to play, but all the rewards
    cannot be put into words.....


    however,
    $$$$$$$$$$$$,
    cash flow,
    and assets
    are a few words that do come to mind!

    Always pay attention to detail, watch and learn from others, and believe
    in yourself!


    Written by Eric Smith © Permission to Reproduce in Entirety.

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    Not really.

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    Link exchanges pretty much cancel each other out these days. Also a sudden increase in links in a short period of time can hurt you more than help you.

    Best thing to do is read the Google Patent

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    This information is a little out of date. I agree that link exchanges no longer have the strength they used to. Search engines care more about naturally occurring links in highly frequented sites on the net. They're also concerned with sites that are updated regularly. A lot of it has to do with worth of mouth marketing. Google is getting very good at identifying a site that's being spread by word of mouth. They tend to filter out sites that aren't be spread by this means. Also, it's not easy to generate a solid list of opt-in newsletter recipients. You need to give these people a strong incentive to sign up and a lot of the time it's difficult to get your incentive across in the first place because you don't have enough traffic to let it catch on.

    Viral marketing is becoming much bigger now as more and more sites learn to entice their visitors to bring their friends aboard. There's a small handful of social network sites that use this strategy and it's highly effective.

    I'd take the article above with a grain of salt. Advertising strategies are changing constantly. Just look at Golden Palace casino and their highly effective yet unorthodox methods. They're purchasing rediculous high traffic items from eBay such as the Virgin Mary sandwich, a species of Monkey, an Abe Lincoln french fry, and scribbles on a piece of paper.

    There's hundreds of ways to market your site and the more unique your methods are, the better chance you'll have of being noticed.

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    Exclamation Are not these three strategies...at some point...essential?!
    This article is just elluding to the fact that three essential parts
    of marketing your website have to do with you ranking in search
    engines, the number of links pointing to your website (be it oneway
    or reciprocal), and some form of email capture for direct marketing;
    this is not to say that these are the only three methods...but basic
    strategies to build a strong foundation for your website.

    What do you feel about viral linking?

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    I don't link to anybody who has any kind of virals. Mom said watch out for those types.

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    SEO is becoming more and more controlled as well.. Some affiliates, use search to put direct links (from the SE to the merchant) instead of to their web site (landing page) probably with better return (with the direct links).

    But more and more merchants are finding that they are competing with themselves (for the traffic) to their site. Whether they are paying for the search or the affiliate.

    Also some merchants limit the amount of SEO or email marketing an affilate can generate, so there are more mud in the gears of this strategy. (remember the canned spam act?)

    This really is old data (so 2000)...
    Getting There Is Half The Fun! Staying There Is Half The Battle!

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    So if these methods are so out dated, How would you recommend someone should go about a marketing their site?

    If we consider what you guys just mentioned, it's hard to build your email list when you have no traffic, and if Reciprocal Linking does not improve SEO in 2005. Then what is the 'word of mouth' medium that google is snooping on? (BLOGS?),

    How long would you expect it to take before the site would see 500+ visitors/day. (Assuming you're marketing people like yourself).

    I agree that there is no substitute for hard work, day in day out. But has anyone sucessfully launched a site and driven lots of traffic within the first month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by real
    I agree that there is no substitute for hard work, day in day out. But has anyone sucessfully launched a site and driven lots of traffic within the first month?
    I don't think most people can do it in the first month, but I remember looking at Friendster on Alexa when it was first introduced. The traffic went from nothing to millions in about 6 months. That inspired me. I see it happen with newer sites and everybody's got a different shaped chart. The flatter the line, the more steady the traffic is. The mostly vertical lines are the ones to look at. I may take a look and even sign up to see what it's all about. Sites like this always have great ideas. Just can't become that horizontal line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by real
    So if these methods are so out dated, How would you recommend someone should go about a marketing their site?
    How long would you expect it to take before the site would see 500+ visitors/day. (Assuming you're marketing people like yourself).

    I agree that there is no substitute for hard work, day in day out. But has anyone sucessfully launched a site and driven lots of traffic within the first month?
    Obviously breaking news stories and sites about them can produce a large amount of traffic within the first month, but again this is a very difficult feat to manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by real
    I agree that there is no substitute for hard work, day in day out. But has anyone sucessfully launched a site and driven lots of traffic within the first month?
    Yes. :-) If you can get a partnership with an existing site that has the traffic, it's very possible to get lots of traffic out of the gate. You have to provide something the visitors to the first site need and then swing a deal to get featured there.
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