An "Outside The Box" Way To Get An Extra 108,160 Hits A YearWritten by Ronald Gibson
Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson
As webmasters, we are always looking to boost link popularity and get extra traffic to our websites. Here is an "outside box" method that will accomplish both of those goals at same time.
Most of you have seen those little award graphics on web sites. I know that I have seen a few of them. They are given to web site by another web site or award association to reward web site for a specific reason. They usually link right to site that has given award.
These award sites are drawing tons of traffic to their own web site. The reason is because all web sites who get awards are linking right back to them by posting award on their web site.
What is stopping you from offering other awards to other web sites? You could design a graphic for award. The graphic could include something that will draw them to your web site. Have an online form at your web site so other people can enter to qualify for award. You then judge all entrees and pick a winner. You give them award graphic with a link included. They post it on their web site and now they're linking your web site.
Why a Newsletter Will Help Your Home Based BusinessWritten by Paul Jesse
Copyright 2005 Paul Jesse
Web site traffic is a huge concern among home based business owners working online because competition is stiff and it is a huge effort to get your web site noticed among thousands of others. However, there are many tricks you can do to differentiate your web site and set it apart from others. One such thing is providing a newsletter to subscribers.
When it comes to newsletters, to begin with you will need to have a reason why people will want to sign up. Most of time people are not out searching for a bunch of newsletters to subscribe to, but for right reason they will. For example, if you provide access to a business toolkit, e-book, free gift, or some other equally tempting award, people will sign up to receive newsletter. Now, here is key, once you have people signed up you want them to stay signed up and not only receive newsletter but also read it. So, once people begin signing up you will need to make sure newsletter is professional and provides helpful and relevant information for your particular market. If you are providing this information people will continue reading it and tell their friends about it, if not they will hit unsubscribe button and you will lose a potential customer. Although setting up a newsletter might sound difficult to you, it really is not and is something you can do in a couple hours every week as long as you have decent writing skills. Make sure you cover hot topics, give advice, and use customer questions about your product, market and like to make up newsletter.