Hit Trees - Are They Effective?

Written by Richard Lowe

I remember my first web site. While I have been inrepparttar computer industry for over 25 years, my exposure torepparttar 125068 internet was very limited until a few years ago. My expertise was large computer systems and applications, as well as project management. Inrepparttar 125069 mid-1990's none of these systems required access to a global network of any kind.

However, once I foundrepparttar 125070 internet I began searching around (surfing) and found all kinds of wonderful things. However, I was very busy with a very demanding job (onrepparttar 125071 pager 24 hours a day, 7 day a week), a wife, a kid, 3 cats and a dog. Life was just too busy to do more than jump onrepparttar 125072 web and download a few files.

One day a few years ago I decided to create a web site. I had no idea how to do it, but it was time. I was very conversant in HTML, as I maintained our intranet (the internet network for our company), butrepparttar 125073 mechanics of putting a web site onrepparttar 125074 web was foreign to me.

Looking back, it's hard for me to believe how naive I was atrepparttar 125075 time! I had some web space that came with my dial-up account and it seemed to me that this would be a fine place to put a web site. No domain name, just a plain, free host type URL.

I put uprepparttar 125076 web site and waited. Of course, I added a hit counter because I wanted to see if anyone was visiting. I waited, and waited, and waited. Not a single hit. Not one, except, of course, for my own.

Hmm, this was strange, I thought. No one was visiting. At that point, I began searchingrepparttar 125077 web to find out why this was (well, wasn't) happening. Slowlyrepparttar 125078 truth dawned on me - you've got to promote your site! People have to be informed that it exists and they have to understand that it has enough value for them to take a look.

Okay, so now I had to figure out how to get people to come to my site. I looked around some more, and before long I found an interesting page. It claimed that my site would get over 3,000,000 hits! Wow, that sounded great.

The page went on to explain that it was something called a "hit tree". This means people take it from your site, modify it slightly (this is automatic and part ofrepparttar 125079 process) and add it to their site. The new page on their site is then promoted, and other people find it and dorepparttar 125080 same thing.

How does this help get people to a site? Simple, there is a set of links onrepparttar 125081 page, basicallyrepparttar 125082 URL ofrepparttar 125083 last eight or so sites which addedrepparttar 125084 hit page. Whenrepparttar 125085 page is created,repparttar 125086 bottom link is removed andrepparttar 125087 new site is added torepparttar 125088 top.

10 Best Ways to Promote your Site

Written by Tracie Johansen

1. Trade links with other web sites. Go to a search engine and type in words from your keyword list. This way you can find other sites in your target area. Go to each site and find out ifrepparttar site would complement your site. Sendrepparttar 125067 owner ofrepparttar 125068 web site a request to exchange links.

2. Write a Free eBook and give it away. Or find other Free eBooks and write torepparttar 125069 publisher and see if they would be willing to put your ad in their eBook in exchange for promoting it in your eZine. You can put your ad in my eBook free for promoting it in your eZine. Fill outrepparttar 125070 form here. http://ipromoteit.com/ebookideasbrandedcover.html

3. Submit your site to Intomi. Inktomi Search/Submit isrepparttar 125071 easy way to make your Web content searchable through over 50 Inktomi Search/Web partners, including AOL, MSN, HotBot iWon, Looksmart, About.com, Anzwers, CNET, Overture, NBCi and Corporate Yahoo!.

You can submit your site for just $39.00 instead of paying $199.00 for each one. This is very effective. http://www.positiontech.com/inktomi/

4. Pay per click guarantees you hits to your site at a pay for each site view you receive. You can control how much you want to pay for each hit to your site. For more information on how to effectively promote with Pay Per Click search engines, read this article. Send a blank email to: pay-per-click@1001beautytips.com and it will be delivered by autoresponder within a couple of minutes.

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