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Traffic Generation Methods For Your Web Site

May 15th, 2009 2 comments

How many traffic generation methods do you know? And how many methods do you use daily? Here is a list of  top 10  sources of traffic you can use  to get visitors to your website:

Article marketing

Write articles (400-600 words) and submit in major article directories. After each article provide a signature file –  brief information about you (the author), your business, your offer and a link to your web site.

Social networks

Create a profile on MySpace, Facebook etc. Invide and add new friends, join interest groups or create new groups targeted to your potential customers.

Blog comments

Read popular blog posts in your niche and leave your comments with a link your web site. Usually there is a special field for website address in comments’ submission form.

Blogs

Create a blog and start posting regularly. Submit your blog into blog directories. Submit your blog RSS link into RSS directories.

Classifieds advertising

There are a lot of websites where you could post an online ad, for example, Craigslist.org, Vivastreet.co.uk.

Video marketing

Create a short video about your product or service and post it on Youtube.com, MySpace.com e.o. When writing description of video, don’t forget to include a link your web site.

Forums

Join online forums and at first create a signature file in your profile.  Then just read forum posts and take part in online discussions. Every time you post a reply, your signature file will appear under your post automatically.

Email List

Start building a list of subscribers. Provide them with useful information and advertise your web site.

SEO or search engine optimization

Make sure your web pages contain keywords realeted to your niche market in meta tags (title, keywords, description), in heading (h1) and content text, image tags and alt descriptions, page names. When you link from other sites, include a keyword in anchor text.

PPC or pay-per-click marketing

You can start generate traffic instantly with PPC. Most popular PPC advertising programs are Google Adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing and MSN AdCenter. After signup create an ad, choose revelant keywords and start receiving visitors to your web site.

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Source of Internet Business Websites Revealing Their Profits

May 13th, 2009 Comments off

In my opinion, the main problem new businessmen meet when starting online business is related to choosing the right market niche. There are millions of web sites in the Internet. There are both non-profit and for-profit websites.  The truth is, most of the websites do not generate any profit. How could you choose the right direction? In perfect world it would be great if any web site you visit would show you their financial statements, for example, the number of unique visitors per month, income per month, advertising and total expenses per month and monthly profit amount. It would be great for market research purposes. You would know which websites generate a huge income and wich – small. You would know which web businesses are most profitable and which – the least profitable. After all, why reinvent the wheel? On the basis of your market (competitor) research, you could simply create a similar internet business.

Although in real world we cannot get such information from the web sites we visit, we can get the same information (and much more) from SitePoint marketplace where premium and established websites are being sold.

Just browse these listings and read descriptions of listed websites (=web businesses). If you have enough money for investments, you can buy websites you are interested in. If do not have much money, then research most profitable websites and later try to create something similar. These websites for sale could be a great inspirational resource of new ideas for your next profitable online business.

Don’t Register a New Domain Name Without a Discount

May 13th, 2009 Comments off

Do you know that all major domain registrars (NameCheap.com, GoDaddy.com e.o.) every month release new coupon codes. If you want to register a new domain name, you can always get a discount from the full price of the domain registration fee if you enter a coupon code at the checkout.

So before registering it is a great idea to look around for a coupon code (search on Google for “coupon code namecheap” or “discount code godaddy” etc.). For example, if you register your domain name in May 2009, using NameCheap.com, instead of paying $9.69, you can get a discount and pay only $8.81 with this coupon code: FLORESCENCE. This coupon code is just for new domain registration, it will not work with domain renewals.

Sometimes NameCheap.com issues a promo codes for domain name renewals, but it is very rarely. By the way, if you have more than 50 domain names with them, you can request a personal coupon code for all of your domain renewals.