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.....A word of warning.......(well, quite a few words)
Be prepared for a suddenly influx of email - many, many emails! As part of submission agreement, each FFA page successfully submitted to can generate 1 email to you from that particular site - a confirmation of submission. These "confirmation of submissions" of course contain numerous advertisements. My submission saw me receive approximately 420 emails over next three days. But after this initial influx, things settled down pretty rapidly and I am not being spammed.
I don't think that I will submit to FFA's on an ongoing basis, purely because of "confirmation of submission" emails I received which probably totalled around 1.4 megabytes. I'm not comfortable with receiving emails that I have sparked off knowing that they are headed straight for recycle bin - a waste of bandwidth in receiving them. It has been worth experience, just to see how it works and to pass information on to others.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Another option to drive traffic to your site and being able to send one of these "confirmation of submission" emails containing your advertisement is to establish your own FFA page. From what I could ascertain, this is a simple process. If you feel that this may benefit your site, be extremely careful and do your research regarding implementation. As word gets around that you have an FFA page, you will be undoubtedly bombarded with links to, shall we say, sites containing questionable material which may have negative legal and moral implications for you. If submission screening is not set up correctly, you may also receive very nasty emails from people whose email addresses have been used fraudulently to create these submissions. Also be aware that many of those emails that are sent out from your site will never be read.
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