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You still have to put website promotion ideas into practice, though, so you may not actually benefit at all.
Trafficology - 7/10
* Who really benefits from Trafficology?
Answer: Trafficology AND (maybe) you.
Trafficology becomes ONE website promotion newsletter everyone reads, because of excellent content. And you get to read some excellent website promotion ideas; you simply have to put ideas into practice (hence 'maybe').
* The real website promotion idea?
Probably contained in each issue of Trafficology newsletter.
=> Site 3: TextMeFree.com
* So, what is TextMeFree.com ?
A worldwide guide to free SMS text messaging services !
(You're looking puzzled, I can tell!)
...And as such, TextMeFree.com will not help you promote YOUR website at all. "So why do I mention it in this article?" I hear you ask. I'll explain in a moment.
TextMeFree.com is also an example of a theme-based or niche site, designed around a high-demand/low-supply concept - free sms.
* Verdict on TextMeFree.com
Okay, I admit it, TextMeFree.com is a site I created; more as an experiment in building traffic than anything else. But get this! I finished site at end of June 2001, and it is already receiving over 1000 page views a day, in middle of July. Yes, one thousand per day!
(Are you starting to get interested, yet?)
I have created enough websites to be impressed with 1000 page views and 200 unique visitors per day. (Especially when site is less than a month old, and after only most basic of website promotion on my part; no money spent.)
How can a guide to 'sending free text messages' help you?
TextMeFree.com is irrelevant, in itself. It is simply an example of a site that meets a high demand - free SMS text messaging services - with little or no supply. It is simply an example of a theme-based site that gets word-of-mouth and repeat traffic, and will soon get search engine traffic too!
And if I can create a 'TextMeFree.com', then you too can create a site with high demand and low supply; a site that focuses on a niche, or theme; a site designed around so-called 'profitable' keywords. How?
Visit Wordtracker and use their free keyword suggestion tool!
Wordtracker determines keyword 'profitability' based on keywords that you choose, and measured against Alta Vista search engine. For each keyword, it calculates a Keyword Effectiveness Index or KEI (invented by Sumantra Roy of 1stSearchRanking). Generate keywords with a KEI over 100, like 'free sms' or 'mobile phone ringtones' and you have a site concept worth developing.
(The paid-for Wordtracker service determines keyword profitability against all major search engines and directories, including pay-per-click search engine GoTo. It costs less than $10 for one day!
I also confirmed my results using SBI Manager, part of Site Build It! - an innovative all-in-one system that lets you convert your passion into a theme-based, search-engine-friendly site, no HTML required. http://buildit.sitesell.com/shopping101.html .)
TextMeFree.com or high-demand/low-supply niche site - 9/10
* Who really benefits from TextMeFree.com?
Answer: You benefit.
You don't benefit from TextMeFree.com in itself, but you will benefit from creating a site like TextMeFree.com - theme-based, focussed on in-demand keywords, with few competitors. (Believe me, it's a lot easier promoting a site that people *want* to visit! You're simply doing people a favour, half time, when you tell them about it. And then people genuinely *do* tell their friends.)
* The real website promotion idea?
Create a theme-based or niche site, about an in-demand subject with few competitor sites. For more information and ideas, visit: - http://www.nichechallenge.com - http://www.minisitesell.com
So which website promotion idea works best for you?
StartBlaze offers a quick and easy way to get (low-quality ?) visitors to your site, but is a great way to promote Aesop.com (and associated websites). Trafficology newsletter lets you learn from best, but there is no guarantee of success. And TextMeFree.com will not help you promote your website, but is a great example of getting traffic when you simply 'meet a need.'
Why not visit sites, and see for yourself!
PS As I finish writing this article, and after publicising site recently in a press release, TextMeFree.com is now receiving over 2000 page views per day. (Now if only I could convert some of that traffic into income...!)
Steve Nash is editor of the popular bi-monthly newsletter called Promote! Promote! Promote! To subscribe, simply send an email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org . Best traffic generators? You can decide for yourself! Visit: * Start Blaze - http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R4505_blaze * TextMeFree.com - http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R4505_free_SMS * Trafficology - http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R4505_ology