Internet Marketing For Frugal Site Owners

Written by Mark Askew

Every site promotion expert knows that fresh content isrepparttar primary way to increase site traffic. But newbies to Internet business may not realizerepparttar 125150 power of content. In this article we will outlinerepparttar 125151 reasons why fresh content is so crucial torepparttar 125152 web site promotion process. 1. Search Engines Search engines that have indexed your site send out bots to periodically checkrepparttar 125153 content of your site. These bots are content sensitive. Whenrepparttar 125154 content changes on your site eventually a bot will pick it up and transmitrepparttar 125155 change to several search engines. When this happens you will notice an increase in traffic as your ranking improves. 2. Algorithms Search engines match headings, page title, file names and yes, content to validaterepparttar 125156 type of content contained on a page and indexesrepparttar 125157 site accordingly. The more content you haverepparttar 125158 higher your index ranking will be. 3. Repeat Traffic Fresh content encourages visitors to come back for more. Offering a weekly article feature promotes repeat visits to your site as much as two to three times a week. 4. Referral Traffic - Viral Marketing Information is invaluable to your visitors. Once your site transforms into a resource of vital information your readers are bound to recommend it to others. Don't be surprised if links to your content appear in other e-zines or you win a site award. Remember this will increase traffic exponentially. 5. Increased Sales and Service Requests All ofrepparttar 125159 above will, of course, affect not only traffic butrepparttar 125160 sale itself. You have added value to your product or service. You have influenced customer loyalty. You have raised your site torepparttar 125161 level ofrepparttar 125162 Internet most newsworthy consumer resource your users will use over and over again.

FFA - the facts.

Written by Michael Bloch

Inrepparttar battle to be noticed onrepparttar 125149 web and share withrepparttar 125150 world our dreams, ideals, advice and products -the strategies are many.

When you have a limited budget, it also greatly limitsrepparttar 125151 ways to gain exposure. Some ofrepparttar 125152 major search engines are now ranking according to link popularity or how many dollars you can pay them to be listed. It's getting harder forrepparttar 125153 "little guy" to get intorepparttar 125154 game without a second mortgage on grandma's gold teeth. The argument for and against paid submission I won't explore now.

Have you ever come across those sites that offer to submit your URL to 8,567,291.1 sites for FREE? Then no doubt you have probably heardrepparttar 125155 term FFA, as this is whererepparttar 125156 majority of your submissions will go.

So what is FFA?

FFA stands for Free For All site. They have been in existence since around 1995. These are pages withrepparttar 125157 sole purpose of listing links. Practically anyone can post their "ad" on these pages for free. The ad usually takesrepparttar 125158 form of a descriptive link and a one to two line description. These listings are usually limited to around 50 and constantly rotating. A once off submission will last, if you're lucky, around one week. These pages are hosted aroundrepparttar 125159 world.

While trying to keep up with information regarding whatrepparttar 125160 search engines are doing and investigating other options for promotion, I have been discouraged from using FFA sites to promote mine on a number of occasions. A couple of weeks ago, curiosity gotrepparttar 125161 better of me, I ignoredrepparttar 125162 advice and visited my friendly neighbourhood FFA blaster (a site dedicated to submitting to thousands of FFA pages).

After navigating through a series of pop-ups, I was presented with a form to fill in requesting my details, my site's url and description. With one click of my mouse button, I had supposedly submitted my url to around 8000 other sites. The whole process, fromrepparttar 125163 first click torepparttar 125164 FFA site, navigating torepparttar 125165 submission form, filling outrepparttar 125166 form and submitting it, torepparttar 125167 exiting click fromrepparttar 125168 site took around 10 minutes.

Did I get traffic?....some, but nothing to get excited about..... As I mentioned earlier,repparttar 125169 link lists are constantly turning over. On some ofrepparttar 125170 FFA pages, my link lasted approximately 15 minutes before it was pushed down then offrepparttar 125171 list by new submissions. On some pages that I have located,repparttar 125172 link has been visible for 6 days.

How many fellow surfers have you heard comment, "I spentrepparttar 125173 night cruising FFA sites" guess is not many.

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