Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Web 2.0 Sites = Free Website Traffic

In case you haven't noticed but the latest web 2.0 services has grown beyond belief. It's an exciting time for the Internet. As well as extremely profitable.

Social bookmarking, social networking has become big business and the opportunity to utilize these sites is tremendous.

The amount of traffic these sites get is a stark reminder of just how many people there are that come to the web to play, to do business, to chat with friends, share pictures, share music, make movies, share and post articles, share websites, there's not enough time or space to list all one can do with the web 2.0.

If the possibilities of what can be achieved by using these sites hasn't hit you yet, it will, once you've taken some time to visit them.

There's no trick involved in getting a piece of the traffic.

The only trick is time and patience and a willingness to follow their rules. Do this and the traffic will come.

Don't join if it's something that isn't even close to what you're about. You'll just confuse the site and yourself and may even get you banned from the site and sites that are friends.

Follow The Rules!!

There are approximately 2000 web 2.0 sites at Go2Web20.NET What makes for simplicity is when clicking on a logo, a portion of the bottom of the screen tells you what kind of site it is. Take your time and read the description. It's not a race.

If it's not for you.

Move On.

If the above resource overwhelms you, you can visit:

SeoMoz which has only 200 Web 2.0 Sites in 41 Categories. These sites will be repeated in the Go2Web20 site.

Start where you'd like but start.

The traffic you get, will be your own.

Don't try and do this in one day. There are just too many.

Make it a part of your daily marketing activities. It's not something that you've got to hurry up and complete.

Quite frankly, you'll probably never complete it as new sites will be added on a regular basis.

It boggles the mind when you think about Googles purchase of YouTube for over a billion dollars.

And MySpace with over a million members.

Web 2.0 isn't going anywhere and it would be a waste not to cash in on the opportunities they present.

Who knows, the next facebook or the next huge web 2.0 site may be yours. Ya Just Never Know!

May You Have The Best Of Luck In All You Do,
Art Luff

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Warning: Writing An Article A Day Can Cause Traffic Euphoria

In an era where you can find private label articles by the hundreds being sold just about everywhere you look and these same articles being submitted, unchanged, to the thousands of article directories across the web, it's refreshing as well as surprising to find content that is original and unique.

Sitting down in front of a keyboard and punching out articles on a regular basis is not what most would be internet marketers have in mind. If one pays $29.95 for 250 PLR articles and as a bonus recieves a nice piece of article submission software. The articles get loaded into the software, a button is clicked and poof you've got 250 articles, complete with your resource box, being blasted to thousands of article directories. Didn't even break a sweat. Now all you've got to do is sit back and wait for that tidal wave of traffic and sales.

Errrr!, Not this time my friend.

Chances are that those reviewing your articles will detect the lack of uniqness or duplication and either send it into the dark abyss of cyberspace or simply decline to post it. Directory owners are being inundated with these types of articles, wasting their time and the would be authors time.

Writing is about becoming an authority or expert about a given topic and if one is loading up a piece of software, with a couple hundred articles they haven't even read, the only thing they've become an authority on is, operating submission software. Which could be the topic of a good article!

The first thing any good writer has had to overcome is themselves. The doubts, the fears, the procrastination, the avoidance behavior and the lack of commitment.

If you want the traffic and sales that article or content marketing can bring then it is the above obstacles you'll need to overcome. We overcome them by sitting down in front of our keyboards and begin to punch out what we know about. In time and with experience those obstacles will dwindle then disappear only to reappear when we least expect it, they help us to deepen our commitment

Write your content as though you were speaking with and individual that needed your help with a problem they were having. Don't preach from atop a soapbox. Simply help with the problem at hand. No one will listen to a know it all. Myself included.

If you've created a useful, interesting and informative article you will have begun the process of becoming an expert in your chosen field or niche. People will begin to look forward to your articles. They will have started to believe what you have to say. They will begin to see you as an expert in your field. They might even forward them to associates or friends.

If you're really looking for exposure you can contact newsletters in your niche and ask the webmaster for permission to send them your latest article. Go to your nearest Google Search Box and search for newsletters or ezines you want to target. Your confidence will grow beyond belief as more and more newsletters accept your articles.

Your traffic and sales will reflect the quality of your content.

Write It and They Will Come and you won't be able to stop it, even if you wanted to.

Here's Wishing You Well In All You Do,
Art Luff

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Monday, January 28, 2008

The Truth About Free Classified Advertising And Why You Should Be Using It As Part Of Your Marketing Strategy.

Contrary to popular belief, Free classified advertising is Alive and Well. You not only can achieve good results but you can also be smiled on by It's Majesty "Google". Some of these sites come with an extremely high page rank and having these sites pointing at your site is a real plus for you. Not only do you get traffic from your ad but your position in search results could possibly put you on page #1. Therefore giving you more traffic. A true double win for the advertiser.

It was surprising to discover that Google returned 963,000 results for the phrase "Free Classified Advertising" without the quotes. Using the quotes Google returned 1,850,000 results. What was even more surprising was that the #1 Free Classified site, Craigslist, with a Google page rank of 8 wasn't anywhere to be found using that search phrase. Craigslist has helped provide many with a loyal following of opt-in subscribers. By placing a small ad, pointing to their blog, which contains an opt in form and offering a free ebook for subscribing they've managed to gradually build good size lists. As well as substantial amounts of sales.

Craigslist puts the capital "F" in Free!

Yahoo Free Classifieds came up in the #1 spot for the search phrase above. Another oddity I don't quite understand. They've been around for quite sometime and will be long after we're all gone. Results from them are still on the upswing. They have always provided a good result whether it be for list building or something for sale.

USFreeads is my next choice. They've got the free version and an upgraded version. You can't go wrong with the upgraded option which runs just $10 bucks a month. I highly recommend you take advantage of the upgrade. You won't even miss the $10. You'll have the ability to place unlimited ads, change the font size, color and style, upload pictures to enhance your ad. They also put your ad on all 50 of their partner sites. The results will not disappoint you.

The amount of traffic you get from using the above sites will vary and overall will depend on several points.

1. Is the Headline an intention getter.

2. Is the ad thought out and well written.

3. Have you used images where allowed, to describe and enhance your ad.

And last but not least. Do you plan to take action and implement the resources above? If you take no action then you can expect nothing to happen.

Utilize the above and you'll have something to show for it. Such as an increase in visitors to your site, an increase in sales, not to mention, more money in your wallet.

Before I wrap this up, here's one more tip. Don't stop with these 3 sites. With 1,850,000 sites left I'm sure there are more that are just as good as the 3 I've described.

Good Luck with your marketing efforts and all that you do!

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Just Another Day In Paradise

While the rest of the country braces itself for another day of freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow. I stepped onto the patio with a cup of coffee, clad only in a pair of cargo shorts, a t-shirt and off course barefoot. The weather man said to expect the highs only to reach into the mid 70's. Ahh! South Florida. Ya Gotta Love It!! "Unseasonably" cool he said. LOL!

So What, I hear you say. So What indeed.

The point is, That for some: Writing requires concentration, focus, commitment, a desire to learn and the desire to succeed. While for others: Writing requires concentration, focus, commitment, a desire to learn and the desire to succeed.

Putting our knowledge and thoughts to paper is the same for everyone and no one is any better off than anybody else. But! you exclaim, I never went to college, I don't know how, I don't know what to write about, I'm too old and no one would read it anyway.

None of those excuses are valid. We all know something about something. If you've ever had an opinion about a condition, a product, a book you read, or a person you encountered. You have a topic to start with. All you need to do is put it to paper.

Age is not a negative. Quite frankly, It's a positive thing. More time on the planet = more experiences = more to write about.

Here's something I bet you never heard before, Writing articles is the cheapest and most effective means you can use to generate traffic to your site and improve your ranking in the search engines.

Here's the deal.

If your selling stuff from your site and you want to sell boatloads of it, start writing.

If your hanging on to another invalid excuse that you don't have any money or a web site, then I have an answer for that as well. You don't need any money, go and get a free blog from Blogger. Then start writing. You'll soon have some money since you can just as easily sell from a blog as you can from a web site.

You don't have to write the next great American novel. You can do a short review of an ebook that you've purchased or a piece of software that you've used. Start small. As you learn your articles will reflect that and will grow as you learn.

Read everything you can get your hands on. Writers read and read alot. Reading stimulates ideas and ideas get written.

In closing I'd like to say, You may or may not have liked what you've read. That is not my responsibility. I've simply put on paper the things I know to be true about yours truly. If you can relate, fine. If not, I can only say that I've done the best I could with what I've got and that's all any of us can do.

I'll be 60 years young in May, I never went to college nor did I finish high school.

If I can put my stuff out there, So can You!

Get Started Right Now!


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Thursday, January 24, 2008

How To Increase Your Traffic And Keep It Coming Forever

In order for a business or website to turn a profit it must have a steady flow of targeted prospects. So, for the sake of simplicity one can assume that the first order of business would be generating traffic. The "How and Where" is what this article will deal with.

Assuming you've got your website in place and a quality product to sell. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to the nitty gritty of Traffic Generation.

1) Invest in Google’s Adwords and Yahoo’s PPC Ads!

There may be some reluctance to spend money for traffic generation. This kind of traffic is very targeted. People that click your ads are interested in what you have and will generally buy. It will be well worth your while to invest in this type of advertising. To not do so would be like shooting yourself in the foot.

With a well written ad your traffic will increase as well as your sales. Ultimately that is your goal, is it not?

2) Exchange or Trade Links with other sites.

Exchanging links with other relevant sites is a very good way to benefit from the traffic of those websites. It will also make the search engines take notice of your site. Being a great form of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The more sites you have with a link pointing back to yours causes your site's importance to increase.

This can be a time consuming and frustrating undertaking. You can spend many long hours searching and contacting relevant site owners getting very little response. Don't be discouraged. Just set aside a certain amount of time for this activity every day. You'll eventually achieve the desired results. Remember, this is not a race.

3) Viral Marketing

Giving away something of value at your site which contains your website name and address is a great way to get the word out about your company. Giving the person you gave it to the right to give it away to his or her visitors as well. By providing them with a way to rebrand the ebook or software with their web address and name. Your information will always remain but the new owners will also be able to benefit from it. You'll be amazed at how many copy's get distributed. Especially if the item is of help and has significant value.

4) Proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content.

If your site doesn't utilize the proper keywords or phrases the search engines won't know how or where to categorize your site. The importance of your site will be determined by the keywords your optimized for as well as relevant backlinks. Take the time to tweak your sites content making sure that your utilizing the proper keywords and phrases.
This will assist you in ranking high in search engine results.

5) Write Articles that can lead traffic to your site.

Enough cannot be said nor can it be stressed enough that "Article Writing" is the cheapest and most effective way to drive traffic to your site or your affiliate program.

Most will claim their writing skills are not good enough or that they hate to write or I just don't have the time. With the availability of PLR articles and places such as where you can hire a writer to do your writing, not having articles to distribute is not an option. PLR articles can be purchased and rewritten with your name and company as the author. They can be posted on your site and submitted to article directories with a resource box at the bottom.

The resource box contains an attention grabbing blurb about your site or affiliate site as well as the link to that particular site.

6) Join Marketing Forums

This would be another viable form of advertising. However, don't be tempted to jump out there and respond to a topic unless you know something about the topic being discussed. Just for the sake of dropping a link. You're liable to piss the moderator off and get yourself banned from the board. Hang around awhile, see if you can't contribute something that will help someone. Participate awhile before leaving your signature.

7) Lastly, Write an ezine/newsletter.

This task can also be outsourced if you're pressed for time.

Providing your subscribers with relevant, useful information that makes their daily efforts more effective helps them and you as well. A true win, win strategy.

Sart implimenting these strategies and you can be guaranteed a surge in traffic and sales. Just remember that you can't just read this. You have to do this. For if you do nothing, nothing is what happens.

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Totally Free Methods Of Traffic Generation

A business start up would of course require a lot of things, first and foremost you'd need a capital. It takes money to make money. Yet, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find to do for free, that under normal circumstances would cost you plenty.

Without the necessary resources to jumpstart your traffic, you'll have to rely on other ways to generate traffic. There are alternatives to paying for traffic and in most cases just as effective. While they may take a while longer for you to see the results, they do come. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

What a blessing it is to generate traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Actually, just because you haven't spent any of your hard earned dollars on advertising does not mean that this will be poor or less productive traffic. The strategies mentioned below are some of th most effective and productive forms of traffic generation on the web. They will give you traffic and you will get sales.


The number of these communities has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. If you do a search in Google, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of them. Don't be alarmed. just start at the top and work down. Some will be what your looking for and some will not. Bookmark the one's you like and move on.

You can easily determine which boards are specific to your niche. Just read the threads and you'll be able to tell almost instantly. If you find one, go ahead and register. Once you do you'll be able to immediately begin asking or answering questions. When you do you'll be afforded the opportunity to leave a link pointing to your site. This is where your traffic will trickle in from.

Since your questions or posts will eventually go to the bottom of the thread, you will have to make regular contributions to keep your link active. In other words, Post at regular intervals to keep the traffic coming.


Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.


Search for and find webmasters whose sites are relevant to yours. This is almost a MUST DO. The search engines will rank your sites importance by the number of relevant backlinks it has. It moves you up the page in search results. As the old saying goes, "The One With The Most Backlinks, WINS"


Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other would be business owners or existing one's. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs. This strategy is by far the Best of the Best. Once you submit them to online directories they become exposed to newsletter publishers and web site owners looking for content for their publications or content for their own sites. The effects can be dramatic.

If you've written good articles, you can alter them slightly and post them to your site. This will become the food that hungry search spyders feed on. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that your content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.

Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

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