In this article, I want to discuss 3 different approaches to generating traffic to your website; how each approach can help you promote YOUR website; and who REALLY benefits from these methods.
Question: What do following sites have in common? StartBlaze; Trafficology; and TextMeFree.com .
Answer: In one way or another, they all provide successful ways you can generate traffic to your website.
If you are a keen follower of all things 'website promotion', you have probably heard of StartBlaze and you may well have heard of Trafficology, but you will not have heard of TextMeFree.com (but may well understand concept behind it).
So let's look at each website promotion idea on its own, explaining how it works and who really benefits...
=> Site 1: StartBlaze
* So, what is StartBlaze?
1. A free viral traffic building system that takes seconds to start.
2. Get free advertising doing something you would normally do throughout your day anyway. Open your browser and get traffic. Your friends open their browser and you get traffic, too.
Here's a Quick Run Down of How StartBlaze Works: [It's free and takes only a few seconds.]
1. Sign up and set your StartBlaze.com code as your home page.
2. Earn hits by opening your browser.
3. Earn more hits when your friends sign up and open their browsers.
4. Get hits when they bring their friends in, and so on, four levels down.
5. The more hits you have, more times your site will show up on another StartBlaze member's browser.
6. Get more traffic to your site -- it's 100% free and we do all work!
(The above description is taken directly from StartBlaze site. Let me just add, that for each 6 sites you visit, you earn one hit or visit to your nominated site.)
* Verdict on StartBlaze
For very little effort on your part, StartBlaze DOES DELIVER traffic to your nominated site. And if you are successful in referring other StartBlaze users, you really might see a LOT OF VISITORS to your site.
Remember, though, that most of visitors will be more interested in promoting *their* site than exploring your site. Make sure your nominated site is suitable to such visitors, otherwise you will only get a few seconds of their time. (This is because a simple click on a browser's refresh button and StartBlaze delivers another StartBlaze site, and another partial hit to StartBlaze user!)
StartBlaze - 8/10
* Who REALLY benefits from StartBlaze?
StartBlaze is an easy way to get visitors to your website, but site that really benefits from StartBlaze is...
Answer: Aesop.com (and associated websites).
Each website delivered by StartBlaze is framed by a top frame that contains a StartBlaze login panel AND an Aesop.com search box. (Aesop.com are owners of Start Blaze.)
Also, and without boring and confusing you with maths, for every 6 sites you visit, Aesop.com (and associated websites) gets AT LEAST 1 hit and may well receive 5 hits (if you have not been referred by another StartBlaze user).
Mark Joyner, CEO of Aesop.com, is a very clever man. He has created (and marketed!) a modest, almost unique traffic- generation system that many are keen to and promote (including myself - I'm even writing this article about StartBlaze!). And, as all of us work hard to generate more visitors to our sites using StartBlaze, we inevitably generate more visitors to Aesop.com (and associated web sites) too. Brilliant.
* The real website promotion idea?
Create and promote your *own* StartBlaze system!
=> Site 2: Trafficology newsletter
* So what is Trafficology newsletter?
(Again, in their own words...)
Every month, we pay $1,350 in "cash bribes" to our readers for their BEST traffic ideas.
And every month, people submit ideas by hundreds!
Frankly, a lot of them are lousy.
But invariably... a handful of them are GREAT web promotion ideas that I would have never thought of... and that I promise you've never heard of!
Here's best part:
We put all BEST stuff we get in our newsletter and send it out FREE to our subscribers! Yes... FREE.
(Trafficology run an affiliate program! They pay out $1350 to referrers of winning contributors, also!)
* Verdict on Trafficology newsletter
Trafficology newsletter is just that, a website promotion newsletter. Nothing too inspirational about that, then. However, because of prize money involved you are BOUND to discover very latest website promotion ideas, sooner rather than later. And you may well make some money too, if you refer a subscriber with a winning idea!