Monday, March 29, 2010

Free Search Engine Traffic

If you would like to make money selling e-books, you must first create yourself an e-book. After your e-book has been created, you will then need to sell it.  Many e-book authors, when selling their creations, use an e-book sales page.  An e-book sales page is a page that outlines the e-book available for sale, as well as its price.  Although an e-book sales page is a great way to advertise your e-book it won’t help you get sales
alone.  You also need traffic.  If your e-book sale page isn’t seen, no one will know that you have an e-book available for sale.

When it comes to generating traffic, to your e-book sales page, you have a number of different options.  For the best success, you are urged to take an “organic,” approach.  An organic approach is one that is considered all natural, versus ones that are forced or made up.  An example of a non-organic marketing
approach is participating in a pay-per-click program.  One of the most popular types of organic internet marketing approaches involves the use of articles, namely distributing them to article directories.  The use of an organic tactic, like the use of articles, will not only help your traffic, but it will also keep you, your e-book, or  business name in good standing. This is important because online sellers have started turning to back-hand. As it was mentioned above, the best ways to use articles to generate organic traffic is by distributing them to article directories.  Article directories are websites that host a large collection of articles.  In exchange for allowing an article directory to display your article on their site free of charge, you will be rewarded with a link. That link is often referred to as a back-link.  If properly set up, readers who find your articles in article directories will be able to make it to your website.  If you choose the right link, they can be directed right to your e-book sales page!  Essentially, this means that you will not only increase your website traffic, but you may also increase your e-book sales.

Although your best bet is to create articles and distribute them to article directories, you may also want to think about including content, or articles, on your own website.  Whether you have a whole e-book sales site or even just one simple web page, you can get a large amount of traffic from internet search engines, but only if your site is optimized for them.  Search engine optimization, which is often referred to as SEO,encompasses a number of different things, but you may want to focus on content, as it is one of the easiest methods.  You will want to have content on your website; content that search engines will pick up.

When writing articles, whether you plan on using them for your own e-book sales page or article directories, you are urged to examine programs that are known as keyword research tools.  Keyword research tool programs allow you to determine what keywords or keyword phrases internet users are searching with.
If any of these keywords apply to the subject of your e-book, you are urged to use them.  Using applicable keywords or keyword phrases will not only generate organic traffic, but it may also help to increase your sales, by brining in customers who are interested in what you have to sell.

In short, articles, whether they are displayed on your own e-books sales page or distributed to article directories, can help you generate organic traffic.  As previously mentioned, organic traffic is more likely to result in a high number of e-book sales.  Organic traffic is all natural; therefore, website visitors actually want to come to your e-book sales page, not just because they are being paid to do so.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How To Use The Top Traffic Exchanges

Top Traffic Exchanges

If you have ever considered using traffic exchanges because you would like to generate free traffic your on the right track especially if you utilize some of the top traffic exchanges. There are many different free traffic sources that are available but almost every free traffic source requires some sort of manual labor. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it can be time consuming. If you are low on advertising capital, it’s a good trade off.  Utilizing a quality traffic exchange can generate a lot of free targeted traffic.
Some of the free advertising methods include article marketing, classified ads, safe lists and traffic exchanges. For now let’s focus on the top traffic exchanges and the strategies that will help you to stand out, which can definitely get you leads for your business. or opportunity.
4 Keys To Success with Traffic Exchanges
1. Be different by designing a splash page that is different than the others on the traffic exchange to stand out. Make sure your splash page is easy  to read and the colors are appealing to most everyone because you have only about 30 seconds to capture someones attention. Some are less.  If you don’t know how to design your own splash page hire someone from to do it for you.
2. Join at least 10 to 20 traffic exchanges to start with. Listed below are the top traffic I recommend that are well established and has a lot of surfers.
3. Use tabbed surfing. This can easily be done by going your Firefox browser and opening up all of the traffic exchange that you have joined. Once they are all opened, simply go to the top of the browser and click on bookmark all tabs and give it a name. The next time you are ready to surf just go to the bookmarks tab that you saved and click on “open ALL in tabs”. Next add your splash pages. Most will let you add at least five without upgrading. Next sign into each of the traffic exchanges and click start surfing immediately.
4. Now you can simultaneously surfing each of the exchanges at one time. For the best and fastest results, try to start with at least an hour a day and work your way up to 2 or maybe even 3 hours every other day depending on how aggressive you want to be and how much time your schedule will allow.
Remember Surfing traffic exchanges is basically a numbers game so the more time you give it, the more surfing credits you will earn. As they are used up you will want to replace them. Most traffic exchanges will allow you to pause the campaign so the credits won’t be used while you are surfing.
If this sounds like something that is for you, here is a list of the some of the top traffic exchanges that I recommend which also includes a downline builder.

My recommended top traffic exchanges

Monday, March 8, 2010

Advertising Your Videos

Affiliate programs are marketing tools used by vendor sites such as Basically, you need to sign-up for the program and they will give you an affiliate ID number. You will receive instructions on how to create links to their website from your own website or written article. You can even create links to specific products on their website. When a person clicks on the link you made, the vendor site takes note of the reference number and your ID number. If the customer buys from the vendor, you are given a commission. In short, you promote their website and products. Once you have it set up, you just wait for the money to come in. Also, affiliates get discounts and bonuses based in the quantity of traffic that they are able to direct to the vendor site.

Autoresponders are the answering machines of the internet. Say, you have a number of products on the internet up for sale. These products are technologically challenging to most people so you will need to provide detailed information on how to operate and maintain the devices. If you do this on your website, chances are you will have a design problem since this will require large amounts of space on the webpage. With autoresponders, you can place a link for all the nitty-gritty stuff and a pre-composed email message will be sent to the one who requested it. You can place a form where they can write down their email address and place the link below it. You will need to do the pre-composing of those automatic replies too.

Autoresponders can be used in many ways. Aside from answering queries for detailed information requests, autoresponders can also be used as correspondence trackers. Different websites offer autoresponders with different functions. Some of these sites offer autoresponder services for free.

If you happen to have an existing website, you can correspond with another website to have your banner placed on their site. In exchange, you will need to accommodate their banner on your site. The same is true for links. You can place a link to another site while the webmaster of that site can place a link to your site. If you don’t have a banner, you can search for free or paid banner maker utilities in the web.

Internet classified adds are an available option for promoting your website. Some classified ads websites give away their services for free.

If you want to become a big vendor site, the way to go about it is through e-commerce. This entails setting up shopping carts for your customers so they can note down their orders. You will also need to analyze your payment system. Of course, you will need to accept payments from major credit cards but you can
allow or deny payments made by check, paypal or money order.

Electronic magazine or E-zines are newsletters that get sent regularly to a list of e-mail recipients. These recipients are subscribed to the E-zine so spamming is not an issue. You need to have an article about your product handy and several links embedded within it just in case the subscriber decides he wants
your pocket knife.

With mailing lists, you send out a bunch of emails to a target audience. This is where spam usually comes from. One form of mailing list let’s the consumer decide whether he/she wants to be in your mailing list. This is called the opt-in mailing list.I like this list.

There are still a number of money making ideas and utilities that have not been covered here. To tell you frankly, there are just too many of them to mention. Why not browse around and take a look for yourself. Researching and reading material can be a tedious a process, but the knowledge that you gain it from it
might be just what you need to set-up or improve your own internet business.