Hit Trees - Are They Effective?

Written by Richard Lowe

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It's called a tree because it's supposed to grow from one site to two, to four, to eight and so on, much like a tree grows from a single trunk to many branches.

Like I said, I was very naive and this really seemed like a good idea. I created my page usingrepparttar automated tool and obligingly added it to my site.

A few years later, after I had movedrepparttar 125068 site to a paid host, I looked atrepparttar 125069 page again and realized that it was plastered with affiliate links. I did not really want a page on my site making money for someone else, so I started looking for a script to do repparttar 125070 same thing.

It took some doing, but I finally found a place that soldrepparttar 125071 script for a few dollars. I purchased it, installed it on my site and before long had my very own, highly configurable hits tree running. I changedrepparttar 125072 links to my own and promotedrepparttar 125073 page accordingly.

Here'srepparttar 125074 page:


One ofrepparttar 125075 major reasons why I wantedrepparttar 125076 script running on my own site was so that I could get a log of how many of these pages had been created. I was very curious to see if this method of promotion was effective.

The script logs all creations of new pages, regardless of whether or not it was done from my own site. This is becauserepparttar 125077 script must be executed from my site to create a new page. Thus,repparttar 125078 log is a very accurate accounting of when and how many new pages were created.

So now I have my answer. Yes, hit trees do produce some traffic. Not a heck of a lot of it (less than a hundred hits a month), but they do get people to visit my site. It seems that about a dozen new pages are created each month, and what amazes me is this is a steady number. According torepparttar 125079 logic,repparttar 125080 number of pages being created should be increasing, yet it staysrepparttar 125081 same.

So is one of these hit pages worthrepparttar 125082 time and effort? Well, I definitely would not recommend purchasingrepparttar 125083 script - there are better ways to spend your money.

It's probably worth a few minutes to create a hit page, add it to your site and submit it torepparttar 125084 search engines. The nice thing about these pages is they tend to just run automatically, producing a few hits now and then without any effort from you at all.

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10 Best Ways to Promote your Site

Written by Tracie Johansen

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5. Get involved in forums. This is a very effective way to get hits to your site and become known as an expert in your field. Be sure to readrepparttar other posts andrepparttar 125067 rules before you post. For a complete list of forums to post to get eBook Ideas listed below.

6. Start your own eZine or Newsletter and promote it on every page of your site and at eZine Directories. You can get a complete list of eZine directories and more in my free eBook - eBook Ideas here: http://www.ipromoteit.com

7. Start your own affiliate program and get other people to sell for you. Clickbank offers a simple way to start-up. Go here for more information. http://hop.clickbank.net/penny

8. Place ads in Yahoo! Get this Free eBook with tips on how to get 200-400 hits a week using Yahoo! Ads. http://www.1001beautytips.com/superebooks/YSR.exe

9. Give a gift for filling out your survey and announce it everywhere. This will also help you to find out what customers want and where they are coming from.

10. Start Joint Ventures with other web site owners.

i.e., Offer to trade a free ad in your eZine for your ad in theirs.

Trade links from your eBook to theirs.

Give them a testimonial about their product for a testimonial about yours. The possibilities are endless.

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