TRAFFIC GENERATION ~ The Number One Skill That Will Generate Cash Flow. (Part 3 of 3)

Written by Ron Hutton


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Following is an excerpt from Jill Whalen's High Ranking ezine. Jill does this stuff full time and she's well respected. I'm including this because it's enlightening. Here we go...

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READER QUESTION: Is manually submitting each site better?

JW: You don't actually need to submit your site at all to search engines -- neither manually nor in an automated fashion. They all have spiders that "crawl"repparttar Web and find all pages that exist, as long as there is a link to them from a page they already know about.

READER QUESTION: Once submitted ...do you keep submitting ...if so how often? (So you don't get kicked out.)

JW: Never.

READER QUESTION: The Microsoft submit supposedly submits to hundreds of search engines and directories

JW: It's a waste of time and bandwidth.

READER QUESTION: Is this good or bad (the number of SE's submitted to)

JW: It's neither, just useless.

READER QUESTION: I heardrepparttar 140817 morerepparttar 140818 better ...but there are some pretty cheesy search engines out there

JW: "The morerepparttar 140819 better" is incorrect. There are only 4 major search databases that matter: Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask Jeeves. Their databases power all ofrepparttar 140820 other engines that make a difference.

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Interesting, huh? So, let's move on.

Writing and Submitting Articles:

I KNOW that there are talented writers online who have not capitalized on their writing skills yet.

If you're in this group, you need to write and submit articles.

IF YOU'RE NOT IN THIS GROUP, you need to write and submit articles.

You see, nobody is out there grading you. Google does not moralize over your ability (or lack thereof) to write a coherent article. Google will, however, spiderrepparttar 140821 links back to your IBSoftShop if you include it in your article's resource box. The more you do this,repparttar 140822 better you'll get.

Writing and submitting articles is a long term approach to generating traffic that you should start right now. Set time aside weekly to consistently get your name and your site's URL out there in various article directories. Can you spare one hour a week? If yes, do this.

I just published an article on this topic titled "How to Vote for Your 0wn Website inrepparttar 140823 Search Engines." You can read it here: http://www.gothrive.com/articles/vote-for-your-own-website.html

Next, can I save you some time?

Here's a short list of activities and "programs" that will consume your time with very little if any result:

- Start Page Networks - Exit Traffic Exchanges - Safelists - FFA Pages - Lurking in Forums

There are others too, but who really benefits from a start page network, exit traffic exchange, safelist or FFA page? The person who owns and runs it. They benefit because they get to market to you and you get to market to other people who want nothing other than free traffic. Remember free traffic? Forget it.

You could spendrepparttar 140824 next year whiling awayrepparttar 140825 hours on free traffic schemes or you could find PPC traffic that will turn your $10 investment into $49.85 in profit and then duplicate this success 10 times, 50 times or 100 times. Which will you choose?

Ron Hutton is a 20 year sales and marketing veteran with a passion for coaching and training. Subscribe to "GoThrive Online", for big juicy marketing tips in small, easy-to-chew, bite size servings. 17 Free Cool Tools... http://www.gothrive.com


Domain Name Registration and Privacy

Written by Richard Keir


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The other alternative, usually called "private registration", is a little different. Here your name would still appear as registrant. You would providerepparttar names ofrepparttar 140816 admin and technical contacts. Butrepparttar 140817 address, email and phone number would be provided and monitored byrepparttar 140818 organization handlingrepparttar 140819 private registration in essentiallyrepparttar 140820 same manner as a proxy registration. Thus with this alternative you remain in full legal control of your domain name since it is registered in your name rather thanrepparttar 140821 name of a proxy.

Onrepparttar 140822 face of it this second alternative sounds better, but your name is hanging out there on view and you may have valid reasons for not wanting that (perhapsrepparttar 140823 company you work for takes a dim view of moonlighting, or you have had a stalking problem or are doing something perfectly legitimate but don't want your name linked to it).In that case, a proxy registration isrepparttar 140824 only real alternative.

In case you're thinking you can hide out and do whatever sort of bad stuff behind a proxy or private registration, don't even dream about it. These outfits take it very personally if you misbehave andrepparttar 140825 legal agreements spell it out.

If you decide to pursue a proxy or private registration, make very sure that you are working with a legitimate company with a track record. A domain name can be a very valuable possession. Both your registrar and, if it's a separate organization,repparttar 140826 entity that doesrepparttar 140827 proxy or private registration must be quality, legitimate outfits. Registrars offering extremely low prices which are way out of line withrepparttar 140828 going rates - unless it's a special - just might be after your credit card and identity. Also, this time, actually readrepparttar 140829 agreement and TOS so you do know what you're doing and what could happen under what circumstances.

Wondering why I'm writing about this? Well, it's because I'm getting more and more spam and I started doing some research on possible solutions. And I figured, I wan'trepparttar 140830 only one looking to do something aboutrepparttar 140831 problem. And then, I discovered that some registrars will provide free proxy or private registration with your domain name purchase. So think about it and do some checking before you buy a domain name. Your privacy is a precious possession.

Richard teaches, trains and consults, on and off-line. And he writes a lot. Visit http://www.AboutWebHosting.info for articles, information, resources and links related to web hosting and domain registration and http://www.Building-eCommerce-Websites for more on eCommerce in particular.


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