Internet Promotion: Free For All Lists

Written by Richard Lowe

You can use "Free For All" link pages to advertise your site. These are exactly whatrepparttar name implies: a whole bunch of links on a page with very little order.

You can add links to an FFA page by typingrepparttar 125176 information about your site (see some ofrepparttar 125177 example pages below), or you can use an automated program or service to submit to thousands of them at once.

Because so many people are posting to FFAs using automated tools, they do not tend to be extremely useful as an advertising medium. You will find that your links stay onrepparttar 125178 page for only a short time (sometimes just minutes) before being kicked off by newer links. This makes it a complete waste of time to hand-submit to them.

Years ago FFA lists were a very useful part of any web sites promotional strategy. This was inrepparttar 125179 days before automated tools and sites which exclaim "submit your site to millions of directories" (which are invariably millions of FFA pages). In their attempts to be "useful", these tools have actually reducedrepparttar 125180 effectiveness of FFA lists to practically nothing.

Because FFA lists are so widely touted as a useful promotional technique, I have spent many hours submitting to them and measuringrepparttar 125181 results. How arerepparttar 125182 results measured? It's very simple. Create a special "welcome page" for each FFA list. Submit each welcome page to a different list. After a period of time (a few days) check your server logs (or hit counters) to see how many hits you've got for that page.

The results for submitting to FFA lists? Virtually no hits at all. I attempted hand submission and found that I received zero hits in a one week period. I also attempted automatic submission using Submitwolf and some ofrepparttar 125183 other automated services. A couple of additional hits here and there wererepparttar 125184 result.

That being said, some ofrepparttar 125185 FFA lists that I have defined to help advertise this site are listed below. Go ahead and visit them to get an idea of how these things look and what they are about.

Once you decide to submit to an FFA list, DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR MAIN EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU ENTER YOU SITE INTO ONE OF THESE PAGES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU USE AN AUTOMATED TOOL. This is very important. You see, each site sends you one or more emails confirming your addition torepparttar 125186 site. This email is NOT spam, since you requested it (this is part ofrepparttar 125187 FFA list's terms and conditions) and it'srepparttar 125188 primary reason why people create FFA lists inrepparttar 125189 first place. If you use your primary email account, that's exactly what you will get - lots of [mostly useless] advertising messages.

I did this once (and only once) and I received over 2,500 emails in one evening. Fortunately, these sites are usually set up to only send one email, sorepparttar 125190 damage is not permanent, just annoying.

You MUST use an email address of some kind, however, so get one of those free email accounts and use that address. Personally, I've never found anything useful after examining over a thousand of these emails duringrepparttar 125191 past year, so I tend to just delete everything without looking. Some ofrepparttar 125192 free email accounts allow you to set up rules to automatically delete messages (see - it can be useful to take advantage of this capability.

So far, we've discussedrepparttar 125193 advantages (few) and disadvantages (many) to submitting to an FFA list. Now comesrepparttar 125194 interesting part - You can create your own lists. When you do this, you can set up your page with one or more autoresponder messages of your own. This means that everyone who posts to your FFA list will receive one of your emails. This email can advertise anything that you want.

New Ways To Have Success On The Internet

Written by Jan Damberg

There are several standard things you can do to increase traffic on your website. These are publishing an ezine, providing free email, give things away for free, updating your site every day, installing a message board or discussion group, concentrating on main topics, submitting to search engines, writing press releases etc. But these traffic generators are used by nearly every well promoted site onrepparttar web. If you start a new ezine, for example, it will generate traffic but it will probably not be something special. There are ezines over and over onrepparttar 125175 internet! And don't believe that high search engine ranking isrepparttar 125176 most important source to get hits on your page. In fact successful websites get most traffic from people just typing inrepparttar 125177 domain name. You don't only need to have a domain name easy to remember. What I want to say is that you must have something special on your webpage to be successful today. Provide information and service that others don't do or only rarely do. Do things thatrepparttar 125178 others don't do yet. I want to write about some internet marketing tricks that are less known in this article. They work very effective.


Try to find out what your visitors really want to find on your site. Install a short opinion poll that is shownrepparttar 125179 first time a visitor enters your site. Ask your visitors to suggest what could be improved. Your site will get better for your customers steadily if you react on critics and suggestions. There are always people who don't know what they are really searching for on your site. If your vistors usedrepparttar 125180 opinion poll they are fully aware of what they are searching for. This will increase sellings.


Provide internet information for mobile phones. There will be millions of people using mobile phones with internet access inrepparttar 125181 next years. You must prepare special WML(Wireless Markup Language) pages. These pages can be displayed by mobile phones with internet access. Having a WML homepage shows to be innovative. That is important for internet business. And there are only few websites providing information for mobile internet phones. You have gotrepparttar 125182 chance to be a "first mover". You can find more information about WAP at

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