The Secret to Big Traffic, Fast

Written by Joe Chapuis

Getting big bursts of free, targeted traffic is easy - but first you've got to understand a few simple rules.

One ofrepparttar best ways to get a huge surge in visitors to your site is to have an article written by you appear in a highly-respected publication. It can be a nice credibility-booster, as well.

Let me tell you about Michael Pastore...

Asrepparttar 125222 Managing Editor of's InternetDay, CyberAtlas, and InternetPRGuide sites, Michael is one busy guy. (A little background info: InternetDay is a daily newsletter which has been around sincerepparttar 125223 mid-1990s. With nearly 100,000 faithful subscribers, it is one ofrepparttar 125224 net's most established and reputable publications.)

I've submitted two articles to Michael inrepparttar 125225 past month, both of which maderepparttar 125226 cut and appeared in InternetDay. (No, this doesn't mean he's desperate. He is actually quite swamped with submissions, thank you.) I decided to ask him what he looks for in a submission. I'm two for two so far, but I wanted to improve my chances. In addition, I figured his requirements can't be all that different fromrepparttar 125227 other big publishers.

Please, listen to this before you submit. His advice here is literally as good as gold:

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"Makerepparttar 125228 article as professional as possible. The thing to remember is that you're likely competing with other articles, and if there's an article that doesn't need much editing, next to one that does, which article do you thinkrepparttar 125229 editor is going to choose?

Stay away from gimmicks that belong in ad copy. Forgetrepparttar 125230 ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation points!!

Don't write like you talk. Sure, a casual style is OK, but don't open up a new paragraph with: "Do you understand that? Good, let's move on." a) You're not going to get an answer, b) It's not a lecture, and c) it's a little condescending torepparttar 125231 reader.

It's OK to ask editors to run major changes by you for approval, but editors are usually professionals. Most ofrepparttar 125232 changes they make will improverepparttar 125233 article and make you look better -- don't argue over commas.

Ask about style and submission guidelines. This serves two purposes: 1) it makes for "cleaner" copy (less work forrepparttar 125234 editor), and 2) it shows that you are taking an interest in making your article appropriate for that specific site, as opposed to writing an article and sending it out to 1,000 sites.

If you ask for style and submission guidelines, follow them.

Follow basic grammar rules. You'd be surprised how often Words just Start with Capital letters in some articles that are submitted. It's probably been awhile, but capitals are reserved forrepparttar 125235 start of sentences and for proper nouns ("Internet," byrepparttar 125236 way, is a proper noun). [Despiterepparttar 125237 fact that "" is never capitalized. Those rebels. - Joe]

-- and finally,

Use a spell checker, and have someone else read your article before you send it.

Maybe You Need A Belt And Suspenders!

Written by John Colanzi

The internet is heating up overrepparttar spam issue. My first reaction was to get mad, but that's counter productive.

There's only one way to keep your business on track untilrepparttar 125221 dust settles. You need to have contingency plans in motion.

You can sit here untilrepparttar 125222 "Cow Jumps Over The Moon," crying about your rights, but if you leave your business at risk, You takerepparttar 125223 loss.

Internet Marketing is here to stay, but there may be times whenrepparttar 125224 ride gets a little bumpy. If you're not ready, you could berepparttar 125225 next casualty.

So how am I preparing myself?

Luckily, before I started online, my hobby was mail order. The internet was much faster and cheaper so I cut back on my mailing and pumped up my online efforts.

Now after three bogus spam warnings, I've changed my mix from 90 % internet to 70 % internet and 30 % mail order.

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