Are Internet Freebies On The Way Out?

Written by Robert Taylor

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One ofrepparttar larger free email providers has recently started charging a minimal fee for its services. Will this spread torepparttar 113276 other free email providers?

Look aroundrepparttar 113277 Internet and you will find more web sites closing. Many of these sites provided valuable services and products, however they could not continue in business without showing a profit. It is very difficult to compete with free. The current line of thinking seems to be to settle forrepparttar 113278 lesser free service or product rather than pay for quality products and services.

We have grown to consider these freebies as a right rather than a privilege and therefore resent losing them. This is unjust because we expect to be properly paid for our own efforts. Most of us cannot afford to work for free, yet we expect others to do just that.

Our entire civilization is based on trading what we produce for what others produce. It is a very simple concept. Produce nothing and get nothing in return. Yet many of us expect something for nothing.

Time and effort translate into money, and it takes time and effort to produce and distribute freebies. Without a profitable return onrepparttar 113279 freebies there is little or no reason to provide them.

What happens torepparttar 113280 Internet whenrepparttar 113281 for-profit businesses are forced out of existence by freebies? Will we still have freebies? And if so, what quality of service or product can we expect?

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Free Stuff: Banner Exchanges

Written by Richard Lowe

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- Ensure thatrepparttar banners are stored onrepparttar 113275 banner exchange server. They will not tell you this, but you can find a site which uses their service and checkrepparttar 113276 "Properties" ofrepparttar 113277 banner. The image needs to be stored on their server so that it cannot be changed unless it goes through their manual checks for suitability.

- Be sure it will not cost you anything.

- If I had any interest in these programs, I would look for one that supported buttons (88 x 31) and even text links. This allows for faster load times. Text links also generally have a higher click-through ratio.

- A good set of reports so you can monitor how wellrepparttar 113278 exchange is doing.

If you do sign up for one of these programs, be sure you checkrepparttar 113279 statistics regularly. You need to look for two things:

- How many visitors have you received fromrepparttar 113280 program?

- And how many visitors did you lose fromrepparttar 113281 program?

If you consistently lose more visitors than you gain, then leaverepparttar 113282 program fast. This means you have a negative return on investment.

Here is a small selection of banner exchange services. Inrepparttar 113283 current internet advertising environment, it is important to note that these services can come and go very quickly. Thus, this list may become obsolete in short order (I have found that I need to edit it about once per quarter to remove/modify over halfrepparttar 113284 list).

123banners 123banners has a 2:1 ratio and supports an odd-size, 400x40 banner which must be 10k or less in size.

ASInet These guys have a 2:1 ratio.

Bannerexchanges Allows 468 x 60 pixel banners with a ratio of 2:1. They allow 25k size banners as well as animation.

BannerExpress These guys don't state their ratio in their FAQ. They support an odd size banner (400x50) andrepparttar 113285 banner must be 10k or less in size.

Banner-X-Change This program allows four different banner sizes - 468x60, 400x40, 120x60, and 88x31. They also give 2000 free impressions of their banner is shown atrepparttar 113286 top ofrepparttar 113287 page, and they have a referral program.

Beseen One for one banner exchange program. This is one ofrepparttar 113288 larger banner exchange programs (they claim over a million sites), which could result in lots of exposure.

Cybergate Banner Exchange A banner exchange program with a 3:2 ratio. Get 500 free credits when you sign up, and they have a referral program.

Exchange-It These guys have a 2:1 ratio and support 468 x 60 banners.

Free-Banners Free-banners has a 2:1 ratio with a 3 tier referral program.

Xlinkx They have a 3:2 ratio and have a program for general as well as adult sites. They allow 400x40, 400x50, or 468x68 banners, which must be 12k or less.

Additional Information

Banner Creation You have many tools available to create banners

Banner Services You need to create some banners? Here are some services (free and paid) for you to check out.

Banner Sizes Here arerepparttar 113289 standard sizes forrepparttar 113290 various banners. This is a general agreement among advertisers.

Banner Tips This page includes some tips to help you with your banner campaigns.

The ins and outs of banner advertising Join a free or for pay banner exchange program to get people to visit your site.

Sins ofrepparttar 113291 internet - Banners Banner ads not only look terrible, increase load times and cause site failures, they don't even work.

You Can Do Better Than Banner Exchanges Think you want to join a banner exchange to get people to visit your site? Think again.

Richard Lowe Jr. is the webmaster of Internet Tips And Secrets at - Visit our website any time to read over 1,000 complete FREE articles about how to improve your internet profits, enjoyment and knowledge.

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