IN THIS ISSUE: February 23, 2004
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. From the Editor – Protect Yourself From Harmful Viruses!
2. Recommended Reading
3. Feature Article – 10 Quick Traffic Building Tips For
4. Bonus Goodies – The ONE tool that will save you hours
and hours of time!
1. From the Editor – Protect Yourself From Harmful Viruses!
We wonder about the people out there who create the harmful
viruses that are so prevalent on the Internet today…don’t
they have ANYTHING better to do? We never really thought
much about viruses but soon discovered this was a BIG
mistake on our part. Last year our computer was infected
with a virus that literally shut us down for days. We were
finally able to remove the virus and boy did we learn our
lesson! We have since installed anti-virus software and
have been “virus-free” ever since.
If you don’t have an anti-virus program installed on your
computer, we strongly urge you to do so. There are
numerous programs out there that work very well such as
Norton Anti-Virus and McAfee. Below is a very good
anti-virus program which you may download and install for
Download Free Antivirus Here
If you would like to run a free virus check on your system
or feel that you may be infected,you can easily do this after installation of Avast.
Most importantly, don’t ever open an e-mail attachment
unless you are absolutely certain that it is something you
are aware of and expecting!
Until next time…
Partners in Success,
Charles & Susan Truett
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3. Feature Article – 9 Quick Traffic Building Tips For
by Terry Dean
The question most often asked on the Internet is, “How do I
get more traffic to my site?”
You would think that an answer for this question would be
extremely simple, but it really isn’t. It isn’t that it is
so hard to get traffic to web sites. The problem is that
there are so many different avenues of traffic generation
you can choose from for any site.
In this short report, we are going to cover 10 different
low or no cost ways you can get traffic to any web site.
This isn’t even an extensive list. I could easily name off
5 – 10 more ways you could be getting traffic to your site,
but I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many options.
The reason that most people don’t get traffic is that they
“Try” something, and then they give up. The key to any
marketing is testing and then improving. If a method
doesn’t work for you on your first try, second try, or even
your twelfth try, it doesn’t matter. Keep going anyway.
Read everything you can about that subject and keep trying
different things. If you have chosen to use classified ads
for your products and services, try different ezines. Use
AOL classifieds. Try Yahoo’s classifieds. Create new
headlines for your ads. Create new sales letters to
Classified ads can work if you figure out how to work them
for your product or service.
The same aspects are true of many different types of
Internet advertising. They work, but only if you are
willing to keep on going even if you fail a dozen times
trying. You keep learning and you keep testing.
So, without further ado, here are your ten killer Internet
Traffic Building Techniques:
1. Search Engine Submissions
Almost everyone starts right here. They know that search
engines bring 84% of the traffic to most web sites, so they
know they have to submit to them.
To achieve the top rankings in the search engines will take
some serious work. You have millions of competitors, but
you have an advantage. You are willing to learn and do what
it takes to get to the top.
To achieve the top traffic building positions, you will
need to study everything you can on search engine
positioning and meta tags. Then, you will have to test. Use
a tool such as Web Position to check your rankings, examine
your competitors who are beating you, and then edit your
If you are willing to keep going through this process and
learning each step along the rise of your rankings, you too
could soon be generating 100s of hits daily from top search
2. Classifieds in Ezines
The biggest bang for your marketing buck will come from
ezine advertising. For $10 – $50 per classified ad, you can
reach thousands of potential customers in your targeted
With thousands of different ezines available, you can
expand into hundreds of them once you find a classified ad
and follow-up system that works for your product or
By testing your little classified ads and expanding into
more and more ezines every week, you could quickly start
reaching millions of people weekly and earning an income to
3. AOL Classifieds
AOL currently has over 15 million members. If I could only
place one classified ad for any web site or product, it
would probably be here. For $12.50, you can have your ad
placed in view of people on a service where the ads are
I know several people earn a couple of hundred dollars
weekly by placing little classified ads just using AOL’s
system. The key on AOL is to create a killer headline for
your ad so it stands out above the hundreds of other ads in
4. Yahoo Classifieds
There are very few free classified ad sites that actually
work. Yahoo is one of the shining lights that stands out
above the crowd of mediocre free ad sites. Yahoo has more
traffic than any other Internet site and it definitely
shows when you place your ads here.
On Yahoo, you are allowed to place 10 ads at a time, so do
so. A little key to creating effective ads here is to
delete your ads every few days and replace them. Then, you
will be able to keep your ads towards the top of the list
and receive more free readers.
5. Trade Links
If you develop a strong content oriented site you can
persuade thousands of other webmasters to link to you or to
trade links with you. There are even a few consultants
online who have developed linking campaigns and have
achieved a million hits a month or more for their customers
within 90 days by linking with the right sites.
You can do this yourself. The key is to develop content
people want to link to and then get out there and make the
contacts by visiting people’s sites, sending out
personalized emails to webmasters you have visited, and
networking in discussion groups.
6. Participate in Leveraged Banner Exchanges
Regular banner exchanges don’t work that well. Although
they can produce a few extra hits a month for your site,
they never seem to give you the kind of traffic building
leverage you need to grow to hundreds of thousands of hits
A new wave of banner exchanges is growing though at
unprecedented rates. What they do that separates them apart
is that they will give you a 5% to 20% credit of banner
impressions of anyone’s site that you refer. If you refer a
site which gets a million hits a month, you would get
200,000 free impressions a month extra.
7. Start Your Own Mailing List
If you want to make money online, start your own mailing
list. It is the best way to keep contact with your
prospects and your customers. It is also the best way to
build the credibility you need to make sales to your
A little less talked about advantage to having your own
mailing list is that you can use it to trade ads with other
ezines out there. If you trade ads with 10 other ezines out
there, you could easily be saving yourself $100 – $500 in
advertising expense every week!
8. Banner Ads on Individual Sites
When people think of banner ads they almost always think of
the major search engines or major sites online. Well, I
have been advertising lately with banners, and I can tell
Making money using banner ads on these high traffic high
cost sites is extremely difficult and risky.
These sites will charge you $20 per 1,000 impressions to
general audiences and $50 per 1,000 impressions to targeted
By seeking out individual sites who get high traffic
(50,000 hits to 1,000,000 hits a month), you can actually
get rates of $1 – $10 per 1,000 impressions of your banner
ads. By finding 10 – 20 of these sites, you can quickly
build yourself an overwhelming river of traffic to your
site for a much lower cost than the major search engines.
9. Free Stuff
The KING of traffic is free stuff. If you want to get real
traffic to your site, provide the kind of free content and
services that your market is hunting desperately for.
Provide free articles to other web sites. Provide free
downloads. Give away free CGI programs. Provide hundreds of
links to needed tools. Provide links to downloadable
software. Give your visitors what they want and they will
keep coming back and referring their friends.
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